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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: August 2, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
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Second degree

ruled in death

of Sherdavia
Six days after he was captured
by police, authorities announced
last Wednesday they will charge
Damon "Red Rock" Darling in
the shooting death of 9-year-old
Sherdavia Jenkins.
The little girl, whose death has
sparked a wave of community
outrage, was killed in the cross-
fire of a gunfight July 1 as she
played outside of her Liberty City
Darling and Leroy "Yellow
Man" LaRose
will be
charged with
degree mur-
der with a
weapon, as
well as pos-
session of a
firearm by a JENKINS
"Nothing can overcome the
tragedy of the death of this gifted
young girl," Miami-Dade State
Attorney Katherine FernAndez



Rundle said in a statement.
Before Darling was captured,
Miami homicide detectives had
issued a manslaughter, warrant
in connection with Sherdavia's
Last Wednesday, detectives
and prosecutors met to finalize
the decision to file murder
Police say both men were
armed and shooting at each
other. Both will also be charged
with attempted second-degree


Residents and organizations protest

against low-income housing inaction

By Brandyss Howard
Outraged protesters attending a rally outside the county's
Government Center barged inside Commission Chambers and
took control of a press conference by Commission Chair O9 !
Martinez and other Commissioners last Friday. The protest 0
rally began as an open forum for low-income residents, com-| (
munity organizations and the public to discuss the financial
corruption of millions of dollars given away to developers
rather than to build affordable housing for Miami's poorest IN,
Please turn to PROTEST 8A

New principal

brings new

spirit to


By Jarrell Douse
Special to the Times
Don't call him Coach
Carter. Don't call him Joe
Clark. Call him Dr. Dwight
A. Bernard, the new and sole

Dr. Dwight A. Bernard
principal of Miami
Northwestern Senior High
Like Carter and Clark,
Bernard has
a vision for
his school.
This vision "is
with the aca-
demic and
vocation pro-
grams that GARY
were once an
integral part of the school's
success in years past,"
.Bernard told The Miami
He said that it is his intent
to conjure the spirit of the
'traditional' Northwestern
Senior High School students
and staff through an intense
concentration on academic
Bernard also expressed
what he believes are several
beneficial dimensions to his
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Children's Trust gives $9 million to fight violence

While this community is
wringing its hand and won-
dering what can be done to
stop the violent deaths of our
young people, The Children's
Trust has stepped in with a
$9 million gift over three years
to area organizations that
work to prevent youth vio-
The Trust was created in
2002 by a voter referendum to
fund programs that focus on

improving the lives of Miami-
Dade County's kids.
The money, $3 million a
year over three years, will be
awarded through a competi-
tive bidding process. The
Violence Prevention Task
Force, a committee within the
Trust, spent the past several
weeks researching the parts'
of the community with the
most needs and outlined what
it considers the most impor-

tant issues. The task force
broke down the areas where it
would like to see the money go
into five regions: Carol City,
Opa-locka and Miami
Gardens; Liberty City and
Brownsville; Little Haiti and
North Miami: Overtown; and
Goulds and West Perrine.
The Trust said it would like
to see the groups that get the
money work with law enforce-
ment, provide job opportuni-

The Children'sTrust

ties to teens and their parents
and create awareness pro-
A meeting was held last
Wednesday at the Martin

Luther King Center on 62nd
St. to air concerns and give
suggestions on how to proper-
ly spend the money.
The most convincing speak-
er proved to be Renita
Holmes, a member of Black
Women's Reform Coalition, a
group to help mothers of
incarcerated children and
children of incarcerated
Holmes made a passionate

plea as she urged tlhi gther-
ing to "connect to prof ct."
"Work with me to help my
sisters and with my sisters to
help their children."
Milton Broomfield, the sen-
ior pastor at Overtown's
Greater Bethel AME Church,
continued the theme set by
Holmes: "Are we here
because of the dollars? Or are
we here because of the con-
cern for our youth?"


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Voting Rights bill renewed

L ast Thursday President Bush signed the renewal of the
Voting Rights Act that outlaws racist voting practices,
both those that are overt and some that are not readily
apparent. The legislation, which is titled after civil rights icons
Fannie Lou Hammer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King needs
more than the congressional struggle (it was not as easy as the
final vote appeared). The real struggle is within the community
of those of us for whom the 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed.
The right to vote is like the difference between an old book and
a new book: both have no value unless you open and use it. The
absence of consistent high rates of registration and voting, par-
ticularly by young Black Americans, is a disease that can only
be cured by Black people. "The man" cannot stop us and can-
not do it for us.
We must not forget the scenes of the news reports or person-
ally observing or participating in the Edmund Pettis Bridge
1965 march that was stopped by the most brutal actions that
uniformed police have ever undertaken in daylight. John Lewis,
now a Georgia congressman, was the young SNCC organizer
who had his head split open by a policeman's baton. Women
were run over by police on horses and clergymen were beaten
despite their preacher's collar. Every non-racist person in the
nation was moved and angered by what they saw on that one
day and what Blacks had seen daily since the Civil War ended
one hundred years before.
That "Bloody Sunday" was one of many battle scars of the
fight for the right to vote. Jimmie Lee Jackson of Marion,
Alabama attempted a peaceful march at the courthouse and
was shot and killed by police who were beating his mother.
Unitarian minister James Reeb went to Selma from his New
England home and family and he was clubbed to death outside
a Selma restaurant. A Michigan mother, Viola Liuzzio, was shot
while driving a Black man from a rally in Alabama. Miami also
has its voters' rights heroes, who will be remembered in future
editions of The Miami Times.
On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appeared
before a joint session of congress and urged them to pass the
Voting Rights Act. The President spoke words that should be
remembered: "In our time we have come to live with moments
of great crisis. Our lives have been marked with debate about
our great issues.... But rarely in any time does an issue lay bare
the secret heart of America itself. Rarely are we met with a chal-
lenge, not to our growth or abundance, our welfare or our secu-
rity, but rather to the values and the purposes and the mean-
ing of our beloved Nation."
The challenge is now "to the values and the purposes and
meaning of our nation" of African heritage people and those who
support human freedom. Do we abandon those who have risk
their lives, those who died, those who believed that Black
Americans would take that precious indicator of free persons
and vote as though we have a spiritual duty and not just anoth-
er form of identification. Registration to vote for the September
5 election closes August 7. For the sake of those who have gone
before and those who will come after, register and vote.

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Arthur Teele Jr. remembered
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Other communities have too often decided how person-
alities in the Black community will be
judged and remembered, both while
they lived and after they died. In Miami-Dade
county too many Black persons remembered
only those individuals who the White media
has approved as being worthy of continuing
acknowledgement of their accomplishments.
Arthur Teele's name only comes up in the non-
Black media when mention is also made of
allegations that will forever be unproven
against him or the one case where he went to TEELE
defend his wife and threatened the unknown
person who was following her.
Arthur Teele, attorney, national Republican leader and
Transit Administrator, County Commissioner, Commission
Chair, City of Miami Commissioner, meant more than the cir-
cumstances of his death or the last months before. Arthur
Teele achieved his professional and political highlights by
exhibiting traits too often missing from many who seek or now
have elected office.
Arthur Teele always had high goals. Although he did not
achieve all the positions he desired or sought, including
County Mayor or congress, he did not hesitate to see those
goals as within his ability and skills. His political tactics did
not always endure him to other public servants, even other
Blacks. But Art Teele always prepared himself to be at the top.
Preparation was a Teele strong point feared by foes and
admired by supporters. Anyone who was on the other side of
an issue had to research statutory and case law, legislative
intent, underlying principles as well as the myriad of conse-
quences of all alternative actions. One had to be prepared with
amendments, substitute amendments and sometimes substi-
tute to substitute amendments. Rules of procedure had to be
known, not just asked of the legislative attorney, if you were
going to challenge Arthur Teele. Anyone who challenged him
came away with more capabilities than before.
As a strategic and tactical thinker, Arthur Teele had few
peers. While he offended some with his tactics, he always had
calculated, considered and planned courses of action.
Although some did not work, the lesson to be learned Is to
think ahead. Too many who have been elected or appointed
now speak with no or little thought. While one must not be
wooden and callous, Arthur Teele achieved because he
thought before he acted. When he did not do so, he paid a
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The good that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
So let it be with the noble Caesar...."

But for this man, Arthur Teele, Jr., who reached highs that
some who outlived him will never obtain, because he not only
dreamed great achievements, he prepared for them and gave
much thought about how to achieve them. Let those be the
cause for remembering him. Let those be the reason to
remember what we should expect in our leaders.


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Reginald Clyne, Esq.

Crisis in Lebanon

The crisis in Lebanon
began when Hezbollah.
allegedly kidnapped two
Israeli soldiers, which they
wanted to exchange for
Hezbollah prisoners held by
Israel. Israel then launched a
strike against Lebanon, one
of the few successful democ-
racies in the Middle East, a
country which had been
remarkably peaceful since
the Israeli withdrawal. As a
result of the Israeli attack,
four hundred innocent
Lebanese civilians, seventeen
Israeli citizens and twenty-
four Israeli soldiers have
died. It is said that one
resorts to force when all
other diplomatic avenues
have failed. In this case,
Israel immediately went to
force mode without attempt-
ing to negotiate. In my mind,
Israel has made a serious
blunder akin to the mistake
the United States made when
it attacked Iraq. Israel is now
in a costly war that has
destroyed one of the few
democracies in the Middle
East. If you weigh, 440 lives
against two soldiers lives, the
balance clearly is in favor of
an alternate strategy. I have
always ,believed that ; the
Israeli people should live in
peace, with their Arab neigh-
bors and applaud the brave
few who have sought that
strategy. Israel by attacking
Lebanon has created several
thousand new terrorists or
freedom fighters who will
hate Israel, because Israel
unjustifiably took the lives of
their innocent mothers, sis-
ters, brothers and fathers.
Not only are tke Lebanese
upset with Israel, but now
four United Nation peace-
keepers have also lost their
lives when Israel bombed a
United Nations station by
"mistake." The United States
is again isolating itself by not
calling for an immediate
cease fire. It appears that
President Bush would like for
Israel to finish off Hezbollah,
because this will lead to a
lasting peace. President Bush
has not learned anything
from the debacle in Iraq. He
finished off Saddam Hussein
and proclaimed victory -
since that historic date 2,400
Americans have lost their
lives as well as an estimated
24,000 40,000 Iraqi civil-
ians. Does anyone feel that
Iraq is safer and peaceful
now that President Bush has
gotten rid of Saddam

Culture of


The Miami Herald should be
applauded for its series of
articles on the Miami Dade
Housing Agency scandal.
The County Manager should
be applauded for not ignoring
the problem and taking steps
to correct the problem by
having Cynthia Curry and
Patricia Braynon, two top
notch managers, begin the
process of cleaning up the
mess. What I perceive as a
problem is not so much the
scandal, but why did the
County's systems fail so
abysmally in preventing the
corruption. 817 million dol-
lars has been lost that should
have been used to build
affordable housing. This

money was not lost
overnight, but by a multiple
of insider deals. Deals
approved by the County
Commission, County
Manager, Director of
Housing, County Attorney,
In fact, it is believed that
this scandal would not have
come to light, but for the fact
that a women was scorned.
The old adage seems to
apply, "hell hath no fury like
a women scorned." One of
the players was allegedly
cheating on his wife. His wife
got angry and turned over his
computer files and other doc-
uments that led to an investi-
gation. The Miami Herald got
wind of the issue seven
months ago and began gath-
ering documents through
public record searches. Many
people knew the series of
articles was coming out. The
County Manager took steps
several months ago to begin
cleaning up the mess.
But why did it take a cheat-
ing husband to bring to light
the loss of $17 million in fed-
eral funds? Why didn't the
County Auditor, Inspector
General, Budget Department,
.County Attorney, .Mayor,
County Manager,
Commissioners and the myr-
iad of systems designed to
prevent such wholesale theft
fail? I would venture that
there is a culture of corrup-
tion. Miami-Dade County is
like a Third World Banana
Republic. Your track record,
experience and ability to per-
form is not as important as
the money you have raised
for politicians and your
friends in high places. If
doing good was important
then Habitat for Humanity
would have been given the
land to build houses instead
of MDHA. Several beautiful
homes would now be built at
little or no expense to the
County. Inside connections
were obviously more impor-
tant so we have insiders get-
ting money and buying them-
selves beautiful new homes
with the money, while not
building one single unit for
the elderly and working poor.
Why does this culture of
corruption persist. It is not
because everyone at the
County is corrupt. The pres-
ent scandal showed that
many good County employees
were trying to follow proce-
dures and policies and were
simply overruled by their
boss. The question is why did
the breaches of policy not
.come to light. Because good
employees are too afraid to
speak. If you speak out
against your boss the
result is clear, you will invari-
ably be disciplined for some-
thing frivolous and run out of
the organization. You lose
your job, your pension, your
reputation and ensuing loss
of your home and car.
If the Mayor, who ran on a
platform of cleaning up pub-
lic corruption, wants to really
do something, he needs to
stop waiting for a spurned
wife to reveal the next scan-
dal and start encouraging his
employees to report fraud
and abuse. If the line level
employees could report
abuse without the fear of
retaliation, then a lot of
inside deals would disappear
and our taxpayer dollars
would stop being wasted.

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The mills of the gods grind slowly but exceedingly fine.
W.D. Childers, who once led the Florida Senate, began
serving a prison sentence for bribery, committed as a
county commissioner. The once powerful politician had
been free on appeal bond for the past three years.

More bad news for the Catholic church. Many members
are wondering if the real reason for the paid leave of a life-
time secretary at a Broward church was for irregularities
in finances or because she told invetigators that the
,- Archidiocese of Miami knew for decades about allegations
* ^ that a parish priest had been abusing young boys. Stay

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park will get back into the
spotlight August 19 when the mini train that was retired
many years ago will be put back into operations.

Folk downtown are saying that Knight Ridder/Miami
Herald is the big winner in the building of the Performing
Arts Center? Say goodbye to The Miami Herald building on
the waterfront which is worth millions more as waterfront
condos. Wasn't a former Knight Ridder leader the head of
the advisory committee that decided to locate the PAC
there rather than downtown?

Word around County Hall is that some county commis-
sioners are being investigated for trips to China that were
listed as trade missions but wound up as a big party for
commissioners and business friends.

Opa-locka police morale is rumored to be at an all time
low and 17 positions are waiting to be filled. Chief James
Wright swore in three new officers last week, but rumor
has it that three others are leaving the low paying depart-
ment next week. Stay tuned.

Some Opa-locka residents are saying that Commissioner
Timothy Holmes got the City Manager's attention with his
resolution to fire her at the last commission meeting. It got
a second and only needs one more vote. Seems like a fail-
ure to communicate somewhere here.

,, The local community is boiling over with the revelations
of waste, negligence, nepotism, cronyism and outright
fraud uncovered in the Miami-Dade Housing Agency
scandal. They are saying they will not be satisfied with
anything short of indictments, prosecutions and prison

Heads have begun to roll in the housing scandal and it
seems that the toll will be very heavy before its all over.
One of the biggest so far is developer Oscar Rivero. The
first two Blacks to go were Emma Duffie and Tawana
Thompson. Stay tuned for more next week.

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overhaul of the school's image.
Bernard said that it has
become particularly important
for entrepreneurial vocations to
be restored in schools again. He
asked, rhetorically, "What's the
option for the student that
doesn't want to go to college?"
He answered his own ques-
tion by disclosing to The Miami
Times that during the 2006-
2007 academic year, the first
vocation to be implemented at
the school is cosmetology,
adding that "renovations for the
lab are already underway."
Bernard said that although
he sees the need for vocational
training as a positive addition
to the Miami-Dade County stu-

dent curriculum, his primary
focus, as mentioned before, is
his students' academic suc-
In an effort to leave no func-
tion of his school out of his
plans for change, Bernard said
with confidence, an item high
on his agenda is to "bring back
PAVAC." "Back," in the new
Head Bull's mind means that
the magnet program will be one
that "rivals New World, if not
surpasses it."
Bernard assures that he is
more than willing to do what it
takes to support school athlet-
ics, but his question to the
coaches is: "What will [you] do
to support academic achieve-
Northwestern Senior High is
a cradle for Bernard's great

ideas. He is insuring that it's
history will be remembered by
constructing an area that will
honor the outstanding alumni
of the school. Criteria will be set
for the selection of candidates
to be placed on the Wall of
He proudly showed The
Miami Times that there are
three spaces left to be filled on
the wall. Already positioned are
the locations for famed attor-
ney, Willie Gary and State. Rep.
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall.
Bernard says he is receiving
good vibrations from the staff
he's met so far. Their energy
has increased his expectations
and expedited all of his plans
and ambitions for Miami
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The People for the American
Way Foundation sponsored a
premiere of the documentary
"The Pact" which is based on
the lives of three young Blacks
from inner city Newark, New
Jersey who overcame poverty,
criminal records and drug
addicted parents to become
doctors. The Historical Lyric
Theater was the site for the
viewing. It was the initial kies-
sage that the foundation shared
with over 100 youths from the
Nat Moore Foundation, Talcocy
Raiders, Mosque 29, Booker T.
Washington Senior High,
Michael Krop Senior High,
members of the 5000 Role
Models and several parents
who brought their children to
get the message. The audience
was inspired by the panel dis-
cussion conducted by Chris
Norwood and Rodney
Baltimore with the stars of the
film, Doctors Sampson Davis,
Rameck Hunt and George
Jenkins. Inspired by these

young role models were
Representative Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, Dr.
Mildred Berry, Dr. Gwendolyn
Robinson, Eugenia Russell,
Priscilla Dobbs and Milda
The M Ensemble Company,
Inc. really outdid itself when
they presented the play
"Mahalia." The audience reliv-
ed the life of Mahalia Jackson
from her early years as a
domestic to singing for presi-
dents to Carnegie Hall. The
cast included Charlette
Brown-Seward (Mahalia), a
Teacher, director, Actress,
Choir Director and devoted
Mother who is currently a
Theatre Teacher at Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School; Miriam King, who
works by day as a Data Analyst
and graces the stage by night;
Roy G. Phillips, Jr., who has
lived here since 1981 starting
his career at Miami-Dade

College: and Ben Collier, an
outstanding musician and
entertainer. John Pryor,
Director, is a former Associate
professor of Drama at Miami-
Dade Community College. Sold
out crowds were in attendance
at each performance.

Ruth Williams founded the
Interest Group Bridge Club in
2005. This group was later
inducted into the Holidays,
Incorporated, with over twenty-
three chapters located
throughout the country. The
bridge group is now known as
the Miami Holidays. The club
plays bridge every month
except September and
December. National requires
each local chapter to keep
records of their top bridge scor-
ers. Congratulations go to
Margaret McCrary, our top
scorer for the year 2006. At
this year's Concourse to be
held in Cincinnati, Ohio,
Victoria Williams will be a
defending champion because
she came in second at the 2005
Concourse Bridge tournament.
Eleven of the sixteen members
have made plans to attend and
enjoy all of the festivities at the
2006 Concourse.
Fax: 305-231-4992

82-year-old voter says Gary doesn't live here

Special to The Times

Former City of Miami man-
ager and government inform-
ant, Howard Gary, shocked
candidate Audrey Edmonson
and challenger Bess McElroy
last week with his announce-
ment of plans to run in the
District 3 elections this
September. A decade ago,
Gary was involved in a public
corruption scandal known as
"Operation Greenpaim."
Though, Gary managed to
escape punishment after fed-
eral prosecutors discarded
his signed plea agreement,
elusiveness may be catching
up with him. Documents
report that he recently
declared himself as a "quali-
fied elector of Miami-Dade."
Registered voter Mary Louise
Walton, an 82-year-old
Liberty 'City resident, filed -a
complaint with election
authorities stating that Gary
is not a registered voter in
Miami-Dade County.
Broward and Miami-Dade
Property Appraisal docu-
ments indicate that Gary,
who also owns a $145,000
unit in Miami's Charter Club
Condominiums, is also a reg-
istered voter in Broward
County and an owner of a
Hollywood home appraised at
$519,950, for which he
claims a homestead exemp-
tion of $25,000.
Gary, however, denied any
wrong-doing in this recent
probe and mentioned that
the Hollywood home in ques-
tion is legally registered as
the Howard V. Gary Living
Trust, a trust that is
designed to retain equity for

Violence continues

in the Middle East
President Bush says .any
cease-fire must include a way to
end Hezbollah's threat to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert apologizes for strike at
Qana and rules out a cease-fire.
His Security Cabinet approves
widening the ground offensive.
Israeli airstrike hits
Hezbollah militants battling sol-
diers near the border.
Hezbollah militants fire
mortars into Israel.
Syrian President Bashar
Assad calls on his army to be
prepared, saying he is deter-
mined to support Hezbollah.
Israel fires on a vehicle it
says was carrying weapons
from Syria, injuring five.
Confirmed deaths, civilians
and fighters: Lebanon, one
Monday, 519 total; Israel, none
Monday, 51 total.

Come and Go ...
Well at least some of them

his children and that he
never claimed it as his resi-
dence. Gary also said that he
has never "voted in
Broward," adding that he
became a registered voter in
Broward for "purposes of
[the] homestead exemption."
An employee at the
Broward County's Property
Appraiser's office stated that
this exemption applies to
individual or 'trusted' prop-
erties. That employee also
stated that "homestead
exemption could only be
claimed on only one property
in the whole U.S. adding
"even if it's in Alaska."
His dual residency isn't ille-
gal, but Ron Gunzburger,
general counsel for Broward
County's property appraiser,
said "that is not the case" as
it relates to the reported rea-
soning for filing 'libtrietead'
exemption in Broward.

Gunzburger further stated,
"The person receiving home-
stead exemption is the recipi-
ent of the tax break."
Robert Meyers, executive
director of the Miami-Dade
Ethics Commission, stated
that a candidate claiming
homestead exemption for
property beyond his or her
county line isn't "automati-
cally declared ineligible" and
that "voting registration is
not so easy to challenge."
Gary is reported to be in
good standing with his candi-
dacy, but is described as
being "disappointed." This
'disappointment' stems from
his belief that his political
foes are "scared" and are
seeking to make him ineligi-
ble for the elections.
This fear, according to
Gary, won't prevent him from
"challenging" the motives of
his suspected opposition.




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nmunity ,
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the road, there is a gaping hole
that damages vehicles tires as
well as impacts negatively on
the look of the community. As in
the past, we are asking for the
help of our city commissioners.
We want to thank
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson and her staff, but we
have called the office and
reported our next problem.
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unwanted signs and over-
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impact on the appearance of
our community.
We will keep track of how long
the problem continues to exist
before it is remedied.
All of our targeted problem
areas have been fixed so far. All
of the past areas have hindered
the beautification of our com-
munity in one way or another.
So we are proud to say that we
are moving on to the next task
at hand.
On 17th Street and NW 2nd
Avenue, directly in the middle of

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What should the County do to get the money back that was supposed

to be spent on affordable housing? Who should be held responsible?



"The officials
that dealt the
money out
and the devel-
opers should
be the ones
held respon-
sible. I hon-
estly don't
know what
they can do to
get the money
back. I know that if these peo-
ple that was supposed to be in
charge of our money and
building up our community
then they should be the first
looked upon to get the money
back because they are the
ones that gave the money to
the developers."

"The people who dealt out the
money should
be the ones
held respon-
sible for this
mess. I think
if the county
officials gave
the money to
the develop-
ers then they
should have
made sure
that the job was done. I don't
know how they are going to
get the money back. They
should just build the houses
that people are supposed to
be living in."


"The county
should be the
ones respon-
sible to give
the money
back. From
what I know
about the sit-
uation, they
was paid to
do the job but
it was not done. It seems like
a conspiracy. I believe every-
one that had something to do
with the affordable housing
project should be held respon-
sible. The officials should be
taken out of office and the
developers should still be held
responsible to build the
"The state, the
county and
the developers
should be held
responsible. I
don't know
what they
should do to
get the money
back because
tax dollars
were spent. Both sides should
be held responsible. It wasn't
their money and homes, it's

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hen Jacqui Colyer was defeat-
ed in 2001 in the race for the
Florida Legislative Seat in
District 104, she decided that would be
the last political race for her.
"I thought l'was cured," she said recent-
ly. "After that race,' I vowed never to run
again. B*over the past four years, I have
watched progress our community
had madeheep'ivbUs four years come
to a stand still. It seemed that our dreams
had stopped being fulfilled."
You could say it was her love for this
community and the not-so-gentle urging
of her friends that prompted her to enter
the race 'i- District 104 for the Florida
House 'resentatives. She is running
against. bent Yolly Roberson.
A tall triking woman with an infectious laugh, Jacqui can
be in a rom filled with people and her honest-to-goodness,
happy laugh singles her out from all the rest. But once you
are introduced to her, it is her eyes that draw you to her. They
seem to blink "integrity".
Colyer is a self-assured woman who knows how to maneu-
ver her way through sticky situations without losing her cool.
It is a trait she learned early in life and it was especially help-
ful when she was among the first Black students to integrate
Edison Senior High School (former County Judge Leah
Simms and Gala Brown were also in that group of students).
A person who loves people, Colyer said she believes that
she owes it to the community she loves so dearly to give it
another shot. "Besides, I have great leadership skills and I
have the ability to bring the people together to bring about
the best change and to keep alive the dreams and visions
that our former State Representative and now State Senator,
Frederica Wilson, had for the community."
For example, Colyer said she wants to continue to build on
the vision that will create schools that will have a great bear-
ing on the environment. "We need to fund our schools appro-
priately and compensate our teachers for their success and
hard work. And because I am in the workforce, I want to

make sure there are jobs for th chroni-
cally unemployed. Right now tile econo-
my is doing great. If you have skills, there
is a job out there for you."
Born in Charleston, S. C., ColVer grew
up in Liberty City. After graduating from
Edison, she entered Vi(nthrop
University in South Carolina, where she
majored in Social Work and Education.
She later earned a Master Degree from
Barry University and is currently work-
ing on a doctorate in education \at the
University of Miami. Colyer serves as
the regional director for Policy Studies,
a government consultant company and
is an adjunct professor at \Barry
Married 22 years to Leroy Colye', she
is stepmother to her husband's only daughter. Colyer's
own son died tragically 17 years ago. Now, she is a doting
grandmother to Jordan, who recently. graduated figh
school and will enter college in the fall.
Recently as she lingered over a late lunch, Colyer said
she had to think "long and hard" about entering this race.
"But the community just would not let me be," she said
with a chuckle.
Then seriously she said, "I feel differently about this race.
All the parts seem to be coming together in a divine kind
of way. I really feel this is a race that is really being man-
aged by God. I also believe that the people in the commu-
nity have a choice and they are saying it is time for a
change. I am offering myself as that choice.
Colyer said she understands the needs of the people and
shares the visions of this community..She said she will
have an office that will be open and available to the com-
munity so that people will feel free to share their ideas and
dreams as to what District 104 should be.
"I will be a voice for the people. But the people, them-
selves, will be the actual leaders. I want them to know that
I will need their help to build a new vision and a new voice
for District 104.

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"The county
should be
for the money;
Those are the
people that we
pay our taxes
to. First, the
county should
get rid of their
officials that were responsible
for distributing the money
out, then they should sue the
developers because they were
paid to do a job and isn't was-
n't done."

"The officials
that were in
charge of
dealing out
the money
should be the
ones respon-
sible for get-
ting the
money back.
That money
were tax payers dollars. The
citizens shouldn't be held
responsible for that mess they
have made in office. I don't
know how they are going to
get it back but their solution
should be to get in from the
people that was paid to do the

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Radio personality "Supa Cindy" hangs out with kids at the
Health Fair.

Kids and community

enjoy Health Fair

Rep. Roberson sponsors successful Health Fair

Scores of kids, parents and
community residents blanketed
the grounds of Westview
Elementary School in north-
west Miami-Dade on Saturday
to receive free school supplies,
health care, prizes and food.
State Representative Yolly
Roberson sponsored her third
annual "Back to School Health
Fair" under cloudy skies that
quickly became a hot and
sunny afternoon.
Besides getting free back-
packs and other school sup-
plies, the children enjoyed
music and games from local
radio station personality "Supa
Cindy" as well as health advice
from members of the Black
Nurses Association in conjunc-
tion with the Haitian Nurses
Association. Members of both
noted how both African
Diaspora communities can
come together for good causes.
Also giving advice and health

screenings were trailer units
from Jackson Hospital, the
Borinquen Health Center and
the University of Miami School
of Medicine Pediatrics Center.
Parent Denise Fitzcharles, 25,
brought her four children,
Rlzae 7, Khalid 5, Chianna 3
and a half. Fitzcharles said "I
support these types of efforts to
help my children and the other
children in our area."
Representative Roberson
noted that she has moved the
Health Fair to different commu-
nity public sites each year.
"Last year, we held it at Arcola
Lakes Park" she said, "and in
the future we will continue to
bring people and communities
together." Community resident
Elizabeth Judd told The Miami
Times, "I have never seen as
large a turnout for a pre-school
affair like this held by anyone.
Our children really need these
health check ups."

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Protesters interrupt Commission press conference

continued from 1A

residents. The crowd of commu-
nity activists stormed the
Commission Chambers at the
Stephen P. Clarke building with
yells of "stop the thieves" and
"housing now." Protesters
expressed anger that money was
given to rich developers who built
no homes or were to build homes
that are out of the reach of low
income residents.
Mary Nesbitt, a former Scott
Carver resident, came to tears as
she expressed her dissatisfaction
with the public officials. "We need
to take back what they took from
us. There are more of us then
there is of them. We can fight for
what we need," said Nesbitt. She
asked all reporters to dig deep
and take a good look at all the
documents and to provide the
public with as much information
as possible. The crowd responded
with cries of "no more talk, just
answers and action."
Organizer Sushma Sheth angri-
ly expressed that the families who
have been affected by this scan-
dal should be given an explana-
tion about what happened to the
money that was supposed to be
used to improve their living situa-
tions. "We have a simple demand
- come before the public and


deal with this thievery, deal with
this emergency," said Sheth.
The action moved inside the
Stephen P. Clark Government
building as the disgruntled pro-
testers barged up to the second
floor meeting chambers shouting
for Commissioners to come for-
ward and address the public.
County Commissioner Chair Joe
Martinez was presiding over a
press conference when the crowd
barged inside and demanded an
emergency public meeting. The
Chair's press conference came to
an unexpected end as police
attempted to escort disgruntled
residents out of the building. As
officials left the chambers,
Commissioner Moss told the pro-

testers, "There will be a public
meeting and there will be an
opportunity for the public to have
their say. We will not conduct a
meeting until we have all the
facts," Moss said. The crowd grew
more testy when told such a pub-
lic meeting may take two weeks.
Protesters responded by taking
control of the podium to speak to
the crowded room over the PA
system. Runnette Butts, an eld-
erly woman who expressed her
emotions of anguish and hurt
said, "I think it's wrong. They
have been promising us housing
for 20 years. How can we afford
$100,000 homes in Liberty City?
It is not fair!"
Butts said she had been a
long-term resident of the neigh-
borhood and felt that officials are
trying to take communities away
from the Black people who built
it. She recalled, "the days of the
Liberty City wall [surrounding
Liberty Square on 12th Avenue
and 62 Street], Blacks would go
to jail for crossing it. Now they
want the land because of the
money." They take from the poor
and give it to the rich. They're
trying to take our history and I
want it back," Butts lamented.
The protest ended with pro-
testers commenting that their
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Perception is important

Recently, I wrote about how
we should see ourselves as God
does. How we see ourselves is
about 'perception.' We can all
witness the same event, but
some might perceive that event
as a catastrophe, some as a
common event and some might
not have much of an opinion at
all. Recently, two -people who
were involved in a situation
both told me the story of the
circumstances of this situation.
Now usually, I have found that
when you hear a story, you will

get as many versions of that
story as there are people who
are telling it. Surprisingly, they
both told me the exact same
version of this situation.
What's the problem then, you
might ask? Well, I will tell you
- though they told the exact
same version of the exact same
story, their perceptions of what
it meant was completely differ-
One person felt that a deci-
sion that he had made was
done in the best interest of

Drop the weights

Some years ago, forgive me
for not disclosing how many, I
was a member of a track and
field team. On this team we
had athletes who trained for
every event imaginable; there
were those who ran sprint
races, those who ran distance
races, those who jumped,
those wh.w threw objects
through the air and, of course,
those like myself which did the
combination thing: running
and jumping all in the same
ace. I ran what was called the

191ission with a New
gIiniig Chuirch, Btshop
fugene .Joyner, Sr., pastor,
ivould like to thank each and
everyone of you who came out
to our youth convention. We
invite you back to our Sunday
service at 11:15 a.m.

Pastor Barbara Boyce and
New Life Family Worship
Center invite everyone out ot a
workshop on Saved and
Salvation, August 2 at 7 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305i623-Q054.

Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
pastor of God's Way Assembly
Faith Cathedral, Inc., invites
you to our Morning Divine
Worship Service, Sunday at 11
a.m. and Prayer and Worship
Service, Tuesday at 7 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-685-6855 or 786-287-

International Prophet
Henry Walker is holding a
Prophetic, ..Healing and
Deliverance Revival Service,
August .4 at 7 p.m. at the
Richmond Heights Woman's
Club. For more information,
please call 772-871-9759 or

The 59th Street
Pentecostal Church of God,
Robert Thorntom6 pastor, wel-
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The Train is coming to
Historic Virginia, Key Beach
Park, August 19 :from 12-3
p.m. For more information,
please call 305-,9606 '00 or
vi4 the website at"w gini-

Two South Florida Chapters
of t'he Democratic Black
Caucus of Florida have united
to host a candidates' forum for
voters of Miami-Dade County,
August 5 at 10 a.m. at the
Carrie P. Meek Center. For
more information, please call

Morningside Elementary
School is offering a Dual
Language Magnet Program for
all kindergarten and first grade
students, starting August 7.
English, Spanish, Haitian
Creole and French are the lan-
guages offered. For more infor-
mation, call 305-758-6741.

A meeting will be held at
Barry University for
Professional Business Women
on August 2. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-758-2755.

The Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce presents the
third installment of its 2006

hurdles, this was an event
where the runner would sprint
short distances and then leap
over standing obstacles evenly
spaced along the track all the
way to the finish line; it was
very important not to knock
over the hurdle as this would
slow the runner and could
ultimately cost him the race.
Being a member of this team
required many days of intense
training, proper eating and
lots of rest. Many of the ath-
letes on our team wore black

Citizens Day, August 3 at 5
p.m. For more information,
please call 786-234-2917.

Women in Transition of
South Florida will have a
"Summer Prayer Breakfast" at
the Golden Glades Conference
Center and Inn, August 12.
For more information, please
call 786-355-5985.

New Providence
Development Center will
begin their after school
care / tutoring program,
August 7 from 3-6 p.m. for the
entire school year. For more
information, please call 305-

New Providence Baptist
Church, Reverend Vinson
Davis, pastor, will be rendering
services at Church of Christ
Written in Heaven, August 8 at
7:30 p.m.
******* *
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to receive a
blessing as pastor preaches at
Addina Jireh Faith Ministries,
August 7 at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, please call

The Memorial Temple
Baptist Church family, under
the leadership of Pastor Ellise
Cox, invites you to our annual
Family and Friends Day,

Business Empowerment
Networking Series (BENS),
"How to Write a Business Plan,"
August 4 from 8:30 a.m. 1:30
p.m. at the Joseph Caleb
Center. For more information,
news and events with the
Miami-Dade Chamber of
Commerce please visit www.m- or call Roshawn Harris
at 305-751-8648.

Mayor Joseph Kelly and
Commissioner Timothy
Holmes in Association with
Magnolia Homeowners and
Tenants Association, Inc. pres-
ent the ninth annual Back to
School Supplies and Book Bag
Celebration, August 3 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-688-4611.

Save the Arts Foundation,
Inc. presents a back to school
event entitled Save the Arts in
the Park, August 12 from 2-7
p.m. at Bunche Park. There will
be a bookbag giveaway, enter-
tainment and aibakeoff. Those
interested in being performers,
sponsors or vendors or for gen-
eral information, contact
Jimmy Nickerson at 786-285-
7540 or
* * *

both of them. The other per-
son felt the decision was proof
of how controlling and selfish
the other person was. Same
situation",-- two different per-
ceptions. Perception number
one was a wise decision made
for the benefit of all and per-
ception number two was this
was a selfish decision made
and an example of your con-
trolling personality. As I told
you last week, the Lord allows
me to see a natural event in a
spiritual light and this one
helped me to see why so many
wonderful, dear people suffer
needlessly. It is because of
their perception of the situa-
I have a good friend and
prayer partner who was
recently hurt by some com-
ments and actions of her faml-

Velcro wrist and ankle bands
during practice days. These
bands were filled with grains
of sand and were about 1-2
pounds in weight. I pretended
to know what they were and
the reason they were worn, so
I questioned no one about
them. I would notice that all of
the folks that wore these
bands only did so during prac-
tice sessions and never during
races. I got a set for myself and
discovered that they were
rather uncomfortable and
heavy to run with much less
jump; everyone else wore them
and so did I.t, never wanted to
be viewed adi fficult or indif-
ferent. The day came for the
official races~ and everyone on
our team was told: this is it,
the big da;y "drop the
weights!" It.,all .became clear

August 13 at 7:30 a.m., 11
a.m. and 4 mr.i: services. For
more information, please call
305-624-250i: 1"-

Join Mayoi eph L. Kelly
and other local pastors every
Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the
Cultural ArtsHCenter in Opa-
locka for prayer. For more
information, please call 305-

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to be in the
service as a powerful word of
God is preached, August 3 at
7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse
Praise Deliverance Tabernacle.
For more information, please
call 786-258-1826.

The Episcopal Church of
the Transfiguration in Opa-
locka, Reverend Barbara
Baptiste-Williams, pastor, will
celebrate its 50th Anniversary,
August 2-13. For more infor-
mation on the line-up of activ-
ities, please call 305-681-

Join us for Old Fashioned
Prayer every Tuesday at 8
p.m. For more information,
please contact Pastor Mary
Brantley at 786-222-3144.

Mount Tabor Ministry,
Pastor B. Mikell, invites you to
worship the Lord with him at
God Word God Way COGIC as
he preaches a powerful word,
August 4 at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, please call

Neighbor to Family, Inc.
. (NTF) is looking for families
that are willing to open their
hearts and home to children in
need of temporary foster care
placement. For more informa-
tion, call 786-433-4731.

St. John Community
Development Corporation
(SJCDC) will host its Seventh
Annual "Things Are Cooking In
Overtown" Gala, August 12 at
the Radisson in downtown
Miami at 7:30 p.m. For more
information, call 305-372-0682
or 305-691-5775.

The National Coalition of
100 Black Women, Inc. will be
hosting a membership informa-
tional meeting on Saturday,
August 5 in the Auditorium at
the North Dade Regional
Library. For more information,
please contact Neichole S.J.
Hess, Esq. at 305-606-4367.

There will be a free workshop
at Maim Dade College North
campus for Faith and
Comnmunity-based organiza-
tions to learn how to deal in
financial matters. September 6
and 7 from 8:30 a.m. 4:30
p.m. Participants must attend
both days. For additional infor-
mation, 'call 305-536-5678 x

Pllcase turn to CALENDAR 13B

ly. When she first called me,
she was offended and hurt by
these actions and remarks.
Later, she called back and said
- "you know, I have been put-
ting off a move to my new
home and part of the reason
was my kids. I think this situ-
ation just made me realize that
I have overstayed my time here
in this city and I need to make
plans to go to the city and live
in the home that God so won-
derfully blessed me with." This
is about perception. I know
someone else who undergoes
similar types of outbursts from
her kids. She will cry and
mope for days when they say
something that is hurtful or
disrespectful to her. She will
lock herself in her room and
not involve herself with any of
her usual activities. My one

we were training with weights
so that when this day came
and we dropped the weights
we would be much lighter and
we would be able to run much
faster. I got it, "drop the
weights!" The call was made
runners take your marks, get
set and bang, the judge's gun
sounded. I won the race and
set a new record for the 110
meter hurdles. Wow, what a
difference without the weights;
"drop the weights."
I am convinced that many of
you out there have come to
your official season or the time
of purpose and opportunity in
your lives, but one thing has
been stopping and slowing you
and it is the weights on your
lives! You may ask: what may
some of these weights be? For
starters, weights in our lives


Greater Israel Bethel
Primitive Baptist Church,
Elder K.L. Washington, pastor,
will be holding their Men's
Conference 2006, August 2 4
at 7:30 p.m. nightly. It will cul-
minate with the Men's
Conference Service, August 6
at 3:30 p.m. For more infor-

friend sees the affront of her
children as a way that God is
trying to capture her attention
to focus on something else. My
other friend, dear woman that
she is, will look at the situation
as a personal attack by her
ungrateful children.
Don't we do this with the
Lord? Do some take their trials
and tribulations to the Lord
and say "Lord, I have no idea
why I am being treated in this
manner and it hurts me. You
really have to help me with the
way that I feel because I am not
experiencing a very Christ like
attitude at the moment! I am
hurt and angry. But still, I
know that You are God and You
will handle this. I ask you to
please open my spiritual eyes
to show me what you want me
to learn or to do in this situa-

can be old friends that are
intent-on seeing us remain the
same or weights can be old
environments and birthplaces
that refuse to see us leave. On
the other hand, some relatives
can be weights. These are
those family members who are
never excited about your
progress, instead they would
constantly remind you of
your past. Drop the weights.
Then of course there are
those individuals who always
doubt your ability to
progress; persons who are
always attempting to con-
vince you that you can't, it's
too difficult or it is absolutely
impossible! It is time that
you drop the weights!
Even the Bible gives a simi-
lar warning, In Hebrews 12
verse one it reads, okay, since

the week.

The Ebenezer United
Methodist Church, Reverend
Dr. Joreatha M. Capers, pastor,
will celebrate its 108 Year
Anniversary, August 4 at the
7:45 and 11:15 a.m. Worship
Services. For more informa-
tion, call 305-635-7413.

mation, call 305-573-6331. To Know is To Understand
******* Ministries, Inc. is having a
Apostolic Revival Center, temporary Liquid Detergent
Dr. G.S. Smith, pastor, will be Assistance Project. For more
in revival April 1 4 at 7:30 information, please contact
p.m. nightly. Jeremiah P.O. Box 661635, Miami
Nickson is the Evalgelist for Spffi'gslF16trld 1,33261635

tion. What are You trying to tell
me about me? Is there a lesson
that You are trying to get me to
learn? Help me to see this from
Your standpoint and not my
own. I lay this matter and
these people who are really
working my last nerve at Your
It is God's perception of a
matter that matters. Last week
I told you that one person's
junk or disgards might be
another's (or God's) special
treasure. It is a matter of per-
ception. You might view the
situation as an insult to you.
God might see it as a way to
break some strongholds or
traits that are not pleasing to
Him. Let's look at things the
way that He does and if you
don't know how He is looking at
the situation just ask Him!

we are surrounded by so
many witnesses and those
who have done it before us,
let us strip off, cut off and
release anything and anyone
that seeks or attempts to
block, stop or entangle us, let
us drop every weight that has
been holding us back and let
us now with patient
endurance, steady and active
persistence run into our
future and purpose that has
already been set before the
foundation of the world (par-
aphrase). The difference for
me with a new track record
and the norm was, the
weights, I dropped the
weights and won the race!
"You're already great; drop
the weights of doubters and
unbelievers and watch it hap-

Union Grove Missionary
Baptist Church will be honor-
ing Pastor Marvin McIntyre,
Sr. and First Lady Robbie J.
McIntyre for their untiring 25
years of dedicated service on
the Second Sunday in August,
the 13th. Dr. Phillip Brown of.
Zion Hope Missionary Baptist
Church will bring the message
at 10:45 a.m. and newly
installed pastor, Bishop
Claude St. Gerard of Chain
Breakers Deliverance Ministry
at 4 p.m.

305,769.1100 Dade 954.522.1102 Broward 800.721,WMBM Toll Free
For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490


n Gospel Classic Hour, M-F, 6:00am
a Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
Business In The Block

Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management

Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother

M-F at 2:00pm

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

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Community Calenda

Miami Gardens hold communi

By Nathanae Pauln
Miami Times Intern 7,11

Kids in the Miami Gardens area got a real
treat on July 29 courtesy of the
Miami Gardens Community Day.
The free fun day was hosted by
K Foxx of 99 JAMZ and includ-
ed live music and entertain-
Entertainment was provided
by Popstarz, Miami Dolphin
cheerleaders, Irie Irie steel band
and much more. Members of the
community enjoyed free food and
drinks and took advantage of inter-
acting with government officials on
The day, however, was really about the
kids. They enjoyed many games like basket-
ball shootouts, target throws and three-legged
races. Most took advantage of the rides and the
chance to meet NFL players. A few players present

Boy prepares to have fun at Miami Gardens Community Day.

ty day

were Donnell Bennett of the
Kansas City Chiefs, Dwayne
White of the NY Jets, Reggie
Givens of the San Francisco
49ers and former Miami
Dolphin Troy Drayton.
Parents, on the other hand,
were looking to take advantage
of the free back to school give-
aways. In order to do so, kids
had to complete at least six fun
fitness activities. After recover-
ing six stamps, they were to
present their scorecards at the
back-to-school station to
receive their supplies.
Vice Mayor of Miami Gardens
Oscar Braynon said the pur-
pose of the day was to get the
community out together. "We
want to feel the sense of com-
munity. It's really also for the
Please turn to KFOXX 13B

Pastor G. Vincent Lewis

in ministry for 30 years

By Isheka Harrison

With a cut of his hand, the boom of
his voice and the ever-present confi-
dence that comes with his proud
declaration that he is a
boomer, Pastor G. Vincent
Lewis, Chief Ministerial
Officer and Executive
Pastor of the Antioch
Missionary Baptist
Church of Carol City,
is truly one of a kind.
The Jacksonville
native has reached a
landmark in his life
as he has been in
ministry for 34
years, 30 of those in the
capacity of the pastorate.
As a result of his untir-
ing service and stead-
fast dedication to
helping the least,
last, lost and left-
behind, Lewis was
recently honored in a
Please turn to LEWIS 13B

Predator sports Heat gear while getting hyped for Jesus.

Holy hip hop on the rise

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
"Girl you look good won't
you back that a** up." "Come
on dance for daddy." Both of
these lines came from two
different hip hop artists. One
was from rap artist Juvenile
and the other from rap

artist XROSS.
With the exception of the
word a** these two lines seem
pretty similar. One is target-
ing women telling them to
back their behinds up and
the other, we can assume, is
targeting women since it says
dance for daddy. However
Please turn to HOLY 13B

Celebrate The Miracle

The New Beginning
Praise Tabernacle will be
celebrating their historic
miracle this weekend,
August 3-6. Each year
since 1998, the church
celebrates how God for-
gave their mortgage on
property valuing over
$2.4 million dollars.
"Through prayer and
fasting, God worked a
miracle and as a result,
God gave the property to
us debt free. Other
churches burn their
mortgages, but God gave
this land to us and" we
shall never forget to give
Him all the glory and all
the praise. We celebrate
this event annually so
our children and all our
future generations will
know just what God can
do," said the pastor.
Events: Thursday,
August 3, Bishop
Stephen Johnson, Bethel
Apostolic, Hallandale,
7:30 p.m; Saturday,

Pastor John H. Taylor and
First Lady Myra L. Taylor
August 5, Church family
day with food and games,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;,
Sunday, August 6,
Bishop Carl Rahming,
Jr., Saint Paul Baptist
Church, Nassau,
Bahamas at 10:45 a.m.
All events will be held at
the church, 2398 N.W.
119th Street.
For more information,
call 305-681-0119. All
are welcome.

Bishop Curry will be live on location lugust

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K Foxx hosted
Miami Gardens
Community Day.

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Theological classes offered

Jacksonville Theo-
logical Seminary announces
continuing studies at the
Miami Liberty City site on the
premises of Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church.
The address is 4343 N.W. 17th
Avenue Miami, FL 33142.
We are an accredited
Seminary offering Associate,

Doctorate degrees. The areas
of study are Ministry,
Christian Education,
Christian Counseling and
Bishop, Dr. Julius Ringling is
the area facilitator. The con-
tact person is Dr. Arnold J.
Kelly at 305-633-4639 or 305-
638-1789 for more detailed

Bachelors, Masters and information and registration.

Wimberly Singers 35 pre-anniversary
Wimberly Sisters will cele- The celebration continues
brate their 35th pre-anniver- 2:30 p.m., Sunday, August 6
sary 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Jordan Grove Missionary
August 5 at New St. James Baptist Church, 5946 N.W.
Missionary Baptist Church, 12th Avenue.
1476 N.W. 58th Terrace. With many groups appear-

Serveral groups appearing.


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93- Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93r' Street
Order of Services
7:300a. Ewuly Moming Worship
II a.m...Morning Worship
Evening Worship
I st & 3rd Sutiday. 6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .7 p.m.

/Apostolic Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New lime for T.V. Program

SIIarIy s y 9 2 pu.
Moigie Srvtc .. ......... .....
Sun. -Eve. Worhip ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tu .- r Pntyat M .aaig 7:: 30: p.m.

First Thessalonians \ Friendship Missionary
Missionary Baptist Church Baptist Church
5150 N.W. 2"d Ave. i'lshippyr@bclsol licl
740 N.W. 58th Street
786-333-3505 Miami, FL
-30 e~ re .305-759-8875
Order of Services: 305 o759-8875
Sunday School Hour i Prycr.........6:30 i..
Early Morning Worship....7:30 a. n.
9:30 amiS unilday School ..........9:30 .m.
Monting Worship.i........... I I a.m.
Sunday Morning Service touh Miiisry Sintly.Weda.7 it.
1 itI'my.r/I tiil Sltdy..Wad. 7 p.I.
BibleStudy NmIllltay Ailir iPiyar..a M-)
atF7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aing nh I ingry evay
Wailmesdiiy....I I i.ttt.- 1,1 nl.

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

Order of Services:

Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
A Sunday School.......9:301 a.m.

/ New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue
Order of Services:
lFarly Sulday Worship..7:30 a.m.
Sunday Slut l ................:9:30 a.m.
Sulay Monming Woship.....11a.
Sunday Evening Service ..6 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7..7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:30 p.m.
"Not JUS at Cllrch Hu ia Movemn l"

ai Temple Missionary ii
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060oFax 305-255-854
Order of Services:

\Thin's.Ollrl'iull hMimimlry../6:30 p.inI
^^ sa~asvasB

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

Order of Services:
Sulndays- Church School ...............10 a.m .
W orship service.............. 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays Bible Class-............7 p.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary'
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68'" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5" Siunday) ...... 8:0i0 aml
Sunday School ..........9:45 amn
Morning Service .....1I 1:00) am
Communion Service
(Thurs. bIfole I' Suniday)7:30 pim
Prayer Meetinlg/Bible Study
(Wednesday)l7:30) pmi

The Soul Saving Station 0f
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
SCSuttdaty WScho ........... ti.m.
Sunday Woiship.. I l ,itt. &7 Pm it
Tuesday Worshipt..7:45 p.m.t
Niotit Day latayei.Mist. Fri.

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Servicesi
Sun...9:30 a.mi....Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service.............. II a.m.
Tuesday.7 p .Family Night
Wed..I I a.m..Intercessory Prayer

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 121' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ............... 7 a.m.
Sunday School.............. 9a.m.
Worship .............4I. inl.n
Missn: .d. Bible (hiUss
I esday ...............6:30 p.m.
Monday .......................6:3(0 I.m.

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
EF'ly M Wrning Wor.hip-..Wt & 3rd S.
Mor il worship 3...............1 0 a:; n.

( i, cisi......i ........i .

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Lord Day Sunday School.I):45niii
Sunday Momting WoIship ..... I I a.n.
Sunday Men's lBihle Study ...5 p n.
Sunday I.iAdies IBibi Study ....5 pmt.
Sundy rtiEvatienin WoiNhip. p.l.
'rtaIday Night Bibla Study ...7:30pm
'i"lt'.day MoTin.Bible C'iLS I I a.m.
Transporltation availalihe Call:
305.64-45850- 305-691-6958

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School............. 0,.m.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence. 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class 7:30 p.m.
Th crs. Fellowship ......-I m.

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103Y' St.
Order of Services:
si.iy Molt.lillg WSVisilp
7:.30 .m. & 101:45 a.ill.
Chm'lr scho ve/( 9a.ion .,
Noon lDay Iayi
rhiayr'/lila Sll tudy
.".."lay- ..................... 7:3 I n.
Rev R^~flf~finam~ f^^
Prophetess Sh Ae.;e'flHfl( ^ ^

Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W.561h Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. I .m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Conmcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page:

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 871' Street
Order of Services:
\tlld Moitiit Satics
S t l iay S t1tl . .( a.m .
'itl yat Serv ice ............ I a ii.1 .
Thursday ly P i y'rService ......,11n

/Christian Hill AME Church\
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School................9....9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........II a.m.
Free Golf Every 2",1 & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Simla's Golf Course

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

New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:

uOrder w ofl Services:Da
S day Sc ltinl .......... 9 :4 3 a
in a yer W iors ip...7:30 pa.

/St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 31' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunlay i
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ...11 a.m.
Nature/fBr Baptist Churches
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Meeting ....... TuCs.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
i l Siudy W ed ................ P.
t I y Sci holt IW ................ I1 i Z .1 .
SIin. W 'Shi S rv .. 11:30 a.m.
WedI Nigl Inlt ct. iy r),ii
II 730lto sp.i .
Sit lsX\ rIiSum ( /t

f- Ebenezer United \
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 pm.

1 (8H00) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

/New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....II a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
tI tes., before the Is Sun.....7 p.m.

St. Luke Missionary Baptist
1790 N.W. 55th Street

Order of Services:
EI early Moming Worshipl).7:30a.m.
Sunday Schoo l .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship I...1I a.m.

Zion Hope \
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order ol Services:
Sunday School .............t9:30 a.m.
Moving Ii'Nise/WVorship .. II .in.
I 'tuh11 (m C i' Satl'- iy ..... 11 a.m .
Prayer Meeting & iBible Stiudy

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

Trinity Faith Tabernacle'
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Stinaly Se Ihoi...........10:3 a. i
Suit M iiit ntig Seavs.. .12 p im.

\i Niing Woirsip Sat* ri., p.mi

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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The Miami Times, August 2-8, 2006 13B

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Local pastor offers dedicated service for more than 30 years

continued from 11B

celebration that gave a glimpse
of the impact he has had on
countless lives during his years
in ministry.
Running from July 20-23 at
the Trump International Beach
Resort, family, friends and cler-
gymen came from all over the
country to honor the awesome
personality Lewis so passionately
displays. Those who are near and
dear to him had great things to
say about him.
The man under which he
serves, Pastor Arthur Jackson,
III, said with humor during a
Sunday morning worship serv-
ice, "There is only one GV. No one
can do a karate chop like GV; no
one can tell you to turn to your

neighbor and say 100 things like
GV and no one can move around
while they are preaching like
Alexis Wilson, an Evangelist
and member of Antioch, cele-
brates Lewis' strong commitment
to future generations. "I think
that he is a legend amongst leg-
ends and he is a man of God that
truly desires to leave a legacy for
those in the next generation,"
Wilson said.
The Honorable Representative
Kendrick Meek had this to say
about Lewis: "I rise to pay tribute
to one of our community's most
outstanding and experienced
church leaders... Lewis repre-
sents the vocation of a Good
Shepherd who attends to his
flock in ways we can never fath-
om...As a man of God and as a

leader, he has
indeed earned
our deepest
respect and
Intrigued by
the fact that
people were
coming out in
droves to sup-
port Lewis on
a level that is
normally only MEEK
reserved for Senior Pastors, The
Miami Times sat down with Lewis
to get a deeper understanding of
the man of the moment.
In response to an inquiry as to
how he was drawn into ministry,
Lewis said "Going back to age
seven, I knew something was dif-
ferent. I could see stuff, know

stuff, see into stuff and speak
older than I was."
Lewis recalls that he has been
an advocate for truth and justice
since he was a young boy. "One
day a preacher came to my
grandmother's church and-said-
something that I did not agree
with and so I raised his hand and
said 'that's not correct.'"
Causing a stir in the congrega-
tion, Lewis said when he got
home his grandmother helped
him put things into perspective.
From that point on Lewis said, "I
knew I had been chosen for min-
istry and in particular a ministry
in regards to liberating our
(Black) people and people who
are left out in general."
After going through a period of
rebellion in his adolescence and
having his life spared, which he

credits to the prayers of his
grandmother, Lewis returned to
the church and began walking in
his destiny.
Fast forward to the present and
the fact that Lewis has now been
ordained for 30 years and he will
humbly'tell- you he was just
doing what God called-iim-to-do.
Speaking with intense passion
and divulging all of the wisdom
that God has given him, Lewis
said if the ordination celebration
was solely about him, he would
be miserable.
In what has come to be known
as 'typical GV behavior," Lewis'
main concern was for the com-
munity to come together and
find effective ways to remedy the
socioeconomic plight that has
been plaguing our people.
Growing more excited with

every word, Lewis told The Times
he counted it "a privilege to be a
part of the church because the
church in our (the Black) com-
munity is the institution that
mediates Black life."
He acknowledged that while
he'd endured great pain in his
service to the church via a
divorce-and the feeling that he
had failed, he couldn't- imagine
himself doing anything else.
"I think I was created and born
to do what I do. If I did anything
else, I don't think I would be as
passionate about it. I just can't
imagine myself doing anything
other than what I do."
It is almost a certainty that
those persons he's come into
contact with share the same
feeling. What would the world
do without a G. Vincent Lewis?

Congratulations, Happy Retirement
Congratulations to Lawrence
"Leroy" Smith of Miami on his
retirement from the Dade
County School Board after 25
years of service. Smith will
surely be missed be his co-
workers in the maintenance
department, as well as the
many faculty and students
whose lives he has touched.
Smith has no specific plans
for his retirement with his wife
of 47 years, Ernestine, three
sons Gary, Randy and Stacey
and grandchildren Stacey. Jr,
Quantay and Quentin. Smith
is a life-long resident of Miami. Lawrence 'Leroy' Smith

Miami Gardens community day

continued from 11B

kids and today were giving out
bag packs that contain things
such as notebooks, pens, pen-
cils, really anything they need
for school."

The city had many sponsors
to help with this event such as
Wal-Mart, The Common
Townhomes, Dolphin Stadium
and Cornerstone Group.
Braynon said they would be
looking to do more community
events like this in the future.

LC~urh ots

continued from 10B

St. James Baptist Church
(of Coconut Grove) is sponsor-
ing "A Candidate Forum,"
August 8 at 7 p.m. All candi-
dates welcome. For more infor-
mation, call Lattie Person at
305-441-2013 or Danny
Couch at 305-246-0367.

Learn how to share Christ
without fear through a free
training to all from Evangelist
Debbie. For more information,
call 305-898-1025.

Lighthouse of God in
Christ Church, Overseer, Dr.
Arlene Davis, invites you to
share in the service of the-Lord
as they praise and worship
Christ the Lord. On Tuesdays
and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-

To Know Is To Understand
Ministries, Inc., Felecia M.
Wright, shepherd, is having
their fourth annual "Leopard"
Back to School Bash on
August 5 from 12-2 p.m. For
more information, call
Shepherd Wright at 305-751-
0873 or Eleanor Taylor at 305-

High to Life Ministry
(C.O.G.I.C.), Elder Derrick A.
Taylor, will hold worship serv-
ice at El Palacio Hotel every
Sunday night at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call

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

The Word

By Reverend Dr. Ralph M. Ross

The Bible begins, "In the
beginning God created the
heavens and the earth
(Genesis 1:1). This statement
has two presumptions: (1) That
God exists before that that has
a beginning and (2) that with
that which has a beginning,
God also began His creation; or
God began His creation and
began that which has a begin-
ning simultaneously. Now it is
reasonable to conclude that if
something has a beginning it
also has an ending. It is also
reasonable to conclude that
that which has a beginning
and an ending is not of God or
of Heaven, his residence. So
we may also conclude that
which has a beginning and an
ending is of man and of earth,
his residence, because man
and earth have a beginning

and an ending. For, "the heav-
ens and the earth will pass
away, but God's word abides
What then is addressed in
the first verse of the Bible as,
"In the beginning...?" which
appears to be not of God but of
man (of God's creation). In
human terms there are only
two ways to express beginning.
They are in terms of time and
distance or space. All human
experience can be understood
only in terms of time and dis-
tance/space. Without time and
distance/space, humans can-
not make sense out of life's
experiences nor can we under-
stand them. For example,
when I was growing up we
talked of travel in terms of dis-
tance/space. If someone asked
me, "How far is West Palm
Beach from Miami?" I would
answer, "About 65 miles" (dis-
tance/space). However, if I
asked a person in North
Carolina, "How far is
Greensboro from Durham?" He

would probably answer, "About
an hour" (time). Here time and
distance/space are used inter-
changeably. However, in order
to make sense out of life's
experiences we have to speak
both in terms of time and dis-
tance/space. For instance, if
an accident occurred it could
not be intelligently reported
without a time and
distance/space consideration.
"There was an accident!" tells
us nothing. To make sense we
must tell when (time) and
where (space/distance). There
was an accident on 1-95 at the
103rd street exit (space/dis-
tance) at 5:45 p.m. (time). Now
it makes sense.
Since the actions of God pre-
clude distance / space, the
Bible does not begin with any
such consideration because
there was no way to measure it
(no human frame of reference).
The first verse of the Bible,
then, must be addressing the
concept of time which has
both a beginning and an end-

ing. Therefore, it may be bet-
ter rendered or understood,
"In the beginning" of time God
created the heavens and the
earth when He began time.
The first actual statement of
time in the Bible is, "And the
evening and the morning were
the first day: (Genesis 1:5b).
The writer of Genesis (pre-
sumed to be Moses) states,
"Now the earth was formless
and empty, darkness was over
the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit God was hovering
over the waters. And God
said, "Let there be light and
there was light" (Genesis
1:2&3 NIV). Here it is clearly
indicated that God is creating
by the power of His spoken
word or the Word of God.
Therefore in the next article
consideration will be given to
"The Word."
Reverend, Dr. Ross is pas-
tor/teacher at Historic Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
301 TNW 9th Street, Miami, FL

Who will reign: Gospel rap vs. secular rap

continued from 11B

these two lines come from
entirely different songs.
Juvenile is rapping for the
secular world and he really
means for a girl to actually
back her bottom up. XROSS is
a holy hip hop artist and the
daddy he is referring to is God.
You see their songs may have
similar styles, but they have
totally different meanings.
Case in point: There is a
huge difference between regu-
lar hip hop and holy hip hop.
The amount of talent and
beats may seem the same, but
the message and goals are dif-
We read articles on hip hop
artists all the time and the
majority of them say the same
thing: me, me, me or I, I, I. In
today's world, including right
here in Miami and more specif-
ically in the Black community,
rap music is what young
teenagers are turning to in
their quest to find identity.

They are looking to hip hop
for answers and the motivation
to make it through life. Yet
telling young women to back
their bottoms up or telling
young men its cool to be a thug
or drug dealer as long as you
don't get caught aren't the
right answers.
Holy hip hop is on the rise
for a reason; it is here to pro-
vide positive solutions to the
issues that plague our youth.
Holy hip hop artists are using
their talent to promote the
'Christlike' way of life and rein-
force the notion that Jesus is
the way, the truth and the life.
I was able to catch up with
one artists who serves as an
ambassador for Christ and ask
him why he chose to rap for
the kingdom instead of the
world. I also asked him why
what he does is important.
Predator a.k.a. soul hunter,
as he likes to be addressed,
said this was his calling. "Ever
since I was a little boy I loved
to rap. I grew up in a church
home and I even had someone

prophesy to me telling me that
this was my calling."
Although he grew up in a
church home, Predator told
The Miami Times that he lived
a sinful life. "I was caught up
in partying, sex, drugs and
girls. It wasn't until I attended
a funeral that someone gave
me the motivation I needed to
give up that life."
Predator accepted Christ two
years ago and since then he
has been using music to hunt
souls for the Lord. "I don't do
this for the money or fame, I do
it because it is what God called
me to do," said Predator.
The purpose of this article is
not to knock regular hip hop.
It is, however, supposed to
remind us that music has
become the voice of the streets.
We want to know why our kids
are dying young. Maybe it has
a lot to do with what they're
listening to.
Those who have any knowl-
edge of what the biblical scrip-
tures say may have heard of
how sneaky the devil is.

However, what some of you
may not know is, before he
was booted out of heaven, the
devil served as the head angel
of music.
.Knowing this, ,it doesn't take
a rocket scientist to figure out
that satan is using the very
thing he specialized in to bring
our community down. Even
Kanye West said in Jesus
Walks, "We rappers as role
models, we rap and we don't
Some artists talk about hav-
ing to pull out their guns and
pop someone, when the only
thing they have ever really
popped is the. gum in their
mouths. You may be reading
this and thinking that this
article is bias; Well, yeah it is
and that's because I love my
If you're going to listen to rap
and dance then dance for
daddy; and by 'daddy' I mean
the daddy that created you,
the father that loves you more
than anyone else ever can. The
daddy I'm referring to is God.



continued from 10B

CHARLEE Homes for

Children is looking for persons
interested in becoming Foster
or Adoptive parents. For more
information, please call Danay
Sanchez at 305-779-9609 or
visit us on the web at

Sabbath Memorial Dog
Rescue Center is looking for
homes for their dogs. Anyone
interested in adopting a dog,
call 305-799-1567.

Maxim and Bud Light's
"Real Men of Comedy Tour"
will be held October 1 at the
Jackie Gleason Theater. For
ticket information, call 305-

The Greater Miami Chapter
of the 100 Black Women, Inc.
extends an invitation to inter-
ested women to apply for mem-
bership. An informational will
be held August 5 at 2 p.m. at
the North Dade Regional
Library. For more information,
contact Neichole Hess, Esq. at
305-606-4367 or

DCTS/George Washington
Carver Alumni Association
Alumni Banquet will be held
August 10-13. For more infor-
mation, please contact M.
Corbett at 305-238-7887; P.
Harper Garrett at 305-253-
1685; or A. Baker at 305-444-

The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. are
currently recruiting for Foster
parents and Adoptive parents.
For more information, call 305-
624-7450 ext. 190.

The Institute for Authentic
Social Work is looking for vol-
unteers to train as Life Coaches
for its Sisterhood Connection
program. Contact The Institute
at 305-770-1533. Training
begins in September. One year
commitment required.

CPC is seeking one licensed
(LCSW, LMFT, LMHC) and two,
unlicensed therapists to work
with at-risk or gang involved
youth in the North and South
areas of Miami-Dade County.
Fax or email cover letter and
resume to Human Resources at
305-685-4208 or email:

Terra Lingua (non-profit
organization) is seeking volun-
teers to host English speaking
Foreign Exchange Students
from various countries ages 15-
18. For more information, call

Bank of America and Life
and Learning Centers will be
holding Homebuyer Education
classes on Wednesdays from
6:30-8:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-690-4391.

Miami-Dade Enterprise
Community Center will be
conducting its Expanded
Emerging Business Seminars
Series. For more information,
call 305-579-2730.

Hollywood Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Arts
presents Progress in the Park: A
Back to School Celebration on
August 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Center. For more
information, call 954-921-3412.

The City of Hollywood is
seeking Fine Arts and Crafts for
their fourth annual
International Art and Music
Festival on October 21-22. For
more information, call 954-921-

Gospel AM 1490 WMBM is
looking for the fiercest, most

floetic Spoken Word Artists.
Romantic, social, heritage as
long as it is of or respectful to
Christian doctrine. Person sub-
mitting must be the author and
hold the legal copyright to the
material. No more than two
minutes. Files can be sent MP3
to or
CDs may be mailed to: WMBM
Spoken Word, c/o E. Claudette
Freeman, 13242 NW 7 Avenue,
North Miami, Fl 33168.

All medicare recipients
should now be aware that they
may be eligible to receive a
power wheelchair, paid by
Medicare, if they suffer from
conditions such as arthritis res-

Gwen S. Cherry Black
Women Lawyers Association
invites the community to be a
part of it's Judicial Candidates
Breakfast Forum on August 19
at 9 a.m. at Overtown's Lyric
Center. For more information,
call 305-376-4154.

Florida Memorial University
Entrepreneurial Institute is
offering several free services
and seminars on owning your
own business. For more infor-
mation, call 305-626-3155.

The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS
at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center
provides reliable services and

confidential support to Liberty
City families in need. Call 305-
751-1295 between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. to set your appointment

Class Meetings

There wil be a Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony held at
Miami Northwestern in com-
memoration of its 50th year as a
school of the Miami-Dade
County School System, August
7 at 7:30 a.m. The Class of
1965 is in charge of the service.
For more information, call 305-

The Class of 1976 from
Miami Jackson High will be
meeting every Saturday at 3
p.m. at Range Park. Class
reunion activities are scheduled
fro August 25-27.
*** ****
Booker T. Washington's
1962 Alumni Class meets on
the first Saturday of the month
at Miami-Dade Police Sub-
Station at 4 p.m. to make plans
for the 45th Reunion in June
2007. The next meeting will be
August 5. For more informa-
tion, please call Helen Tharpes
Boneparte at 305-691-1333.

Miami Central Senior High
School invites parents and
students to attend the Ninth
Grade Orientation, August 6
from 3-6 p.m. Refreshments,

school supplies and door prizes
will be given to all who attend
and school uniforms will be
sold before and after the pro-
gram. For more information,
please call 305-691-4161 ext.

Booker T. Washington's
1962 Alumni Class' annual
Family and Friends Picnic will
be held August 19 at Arcola
Park at 11 a.m. For additional
information, please call Helen
Tharpes Boneparte at 305-

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,

North Miami Beach Senior
High's 20th Year Class
Reunion will be held on
August 19, 7 11:30 p.m. at
The 'Trump International
Sonesta Beach Resort. Visit
http:/ /
for more information.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedito- or mail
to 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For fur-
ther information, call 305-


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Death Notice

Death Notice

teacher for
Dade County
School Board,
died July 27.
include: hus-
band, Stanley
Scott, Sr.; son,
Stanley Scott,
Jr.; two sisters,
Cherry A.
Bullard and Benita ~ullard Boss;
brother, Sherman Bullard; and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins
and other relatives. Service
Wednesday (today), 10 a.m. at
Words of Life Fellowship, 20051
N.E. 15th Avenue.

LAURA WALKER, 7"2, retired
LPN nurse, died
July 27

include: hus-
band, Johnnie
B. Walker;
daughter, Hattie
Mae Carter-
Smith; two
sons, Larry and
Ricky Walker.
Service Friday at Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah Witnesses.

July 21.
Memorial serv-
ice Saturday, 1
p.m. in the

July 27. Service
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Bethany
Ad v e n t i s t

JERUSHA WYNN, 70, died July
26. Remains will be shipped to
Fernandina Beach, FL for final rites
and burial.

VERSIE HUTCHINS, 76, died July
29. Arrangements are incomplete.

landscaper, died
July 23 at
Parkwa y
Medical Center.
Services were


struction worker,
died July 22 at

Medical Center.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Emmanuel
Baptist Church.

domestic work-
er, died July 27
at home. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

pioneer resident,
died July 25.
S e r v i c e
(today), 11 a.m.
at St. Agnes

32, animal con-
trol specialist for
Miami Dade
Animal Service,
died July 28.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St.
A g n e s


ISABELLE BLUE, 93, retired
principal, died
July 27.
include: son,
Woodrow Blue;
two grandchil-
dren; and a host
of nieces,
nephews and
other relatives.
Saturday, August 12, 2 p.m. at Mt.
Tabor Baptist Curch.

fundraiser for United Negro College
Fund, died July 26. Service
Wednesday. Time and place to be

ALFRED BROWN, 90, died July
18. Services
were held.

July 26. Arrangements are incom-

BETTY DAVIS, 66, died July 27.
Service Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in the

LARRY EDWARDS, 53, died July
28. Service Thursday, 1 p.m. in the

74, died July 24. Services were

LEEBERT HARRIS, 74, died July
22. Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Parkway Baptist Church.


44, computer
tech, died July
19 at Jackson
Services were

maker, died July
28 at Jackson
Hospital. Service
Saturday, 3 p.m.
at New
Baptist Church.

ROBERT CURRY, JR., 47, truck
driver for Florida
Rock, Inc., died
in Leehigh
Acres, Florida.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Jordan
Grove Baptist
J1 i~f^-_

kNNA, 94, Miami MICHAEL WALDEN, 44, died.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church.

July 21. Services were held.

ROBERT MORTIS, 90, died July
24. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. Place
to be announced. .

Eric S. George
ARETHA BARNES, 69, died July
25 at Memorial Hospital Pembroke.
Service Thursday, 12 p.m, at
Pembroke Park Church of Christ
in Pembroke Park.

Hollywood, died July 30 at Memorial
Hospital Pembroke. Memorial serv-
ices were held.

died. Service Saturday, 3 p.m. in the

E.A. Stevens
Hallandale Beach, died July 27 at
Hollywood Memorial Hospital.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Friendship Baptist Church,

Fletcher Street, died July 31 at
Hollywood Memorial Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Ebenezer Baptist Church,

died July 22 at
include: chil-
dren, Chuck
Boyd, Willie and
Tracy Mitchell;
Chuck Jr. and.
Kelis Boyd; seven siblings. Service
Saturday, August 5, 1 p.m. at Holy
Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment Southern Memorial Park.

SUSIE HUNDLEY, 74, home-
maker, died July
25 at Cedars
Medical Center.
include: chil- I
dren, Kelley
Dixon and
Michael Harden;
J erma i ne,
Centrella and
Susie. Services were held Monday,
July 31, 1 p.m. at Greater Bethel
A.M.E Church. Interment Southern
Memorial Park.

Gregg L. Mason
CLAUDE, W. CLARKE, JR., 81, GERALDINE MYLES, 60, certified
longshoreman, Lnurseassistantat
died July 25,: Jackson Heights
S u r v i vor s Nursing Home,
include: vr' died July 29.
Lurine C S u rviv orrs
son, Rodi include: husband
Clarke; twov' James Myles;
d a u g h t e r s, brother, Kenneth
Carol J. Clarke Williams; three
and Elaine sisters, Sarah
Clarke-Dean Myles, Lonnie
(Emanuel); brother, Joseph Clarke; Prudent (Gesner) and Bernice
two sisters, Hazel Jones and Ruby Williams; grandchildren, Jerard,
Robinson; two grandchildren, Latravia and Cachet Myles.
Michelle and Angela Clarke.
Services were held. DOROTHY SMITH, 85, housekeep-
er,.died July 26. Services were held.
director of Contribution Department, LUDONER LOUIS BELZINCE,
died July 27. Service Saturday, 9:30 55, taxi driver, died July 27.
a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe. Arrangements are incomplete.

Royal Palm Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt
died July 30 at retired, Miami
Memorial West Gardens, died
Memorial West Agut1 at V e
Medical Center. August 1 at
Service Parkwa y
Saturday, 2. MRegional
Saturday y, Medical Center
p.m. in t he 12, 1 after a brief ill-
chapel. ness. Survivors
chapel. include: wife,
Phyllis Howard
Taylor; father,
'Mnaj rAlbert W. Taylor, Sr.; children, David
Taylor, Jr. and Joyce Postell; broth-
JAMES JONES, SR., died July ers, Anthony, Marvin, Chris, Albert,
31. Service Jr. and Terrence Taylor; sisters,
Saturday, 2 p.m. Miriam and Joyce Taylor. Service
in the chapel. Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m. at
Susie C. Holley Chapel, 15800 NW
42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens.
JOHN McMILLAN, 67, died July
26 at Baptist Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Glendale
Carey Royal Missionary Baptist Church.
ra am'n ROOSEVELT BAKER, 41,
Ram'n Perrine, died July 26 at Jackson
MART ST. HUBERT, 69, died South Community Hospital. Service
July 21 on vaca- Saturday, 11 a.m. at The House of
tion in California. God Church, Perrine.

a.m. at Peaceful JR., 69, Homestead, died July 30 at
Zion Missionary Baptist Hospital. Service Saturday,
Baptist Church. 11 a.m. at Faith Christian Center.

In Memoriam

HENRY WILLIAMS, 63, died July In loving memory of,
30 at home. Graveside service
Thursday, 9 a.m. at Forest Lawn

Miami Beach, died July 31 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

MARY LANE, 88, domestic work-
er, died July 29. Arrangements are

Card of Thanks

65, died Thursday July 27
Survivors include: devoted and
loving husband, Robert Otis;
four children; Wendy, Emma,
Brenda and Rodney.
Viewing will take place at
Mitchell Funeral Home
Wednesday, August 3 from 6 to
8 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday,
August 4, 2 p.m. in Mitchell Fu-
neral Home's Chapel.

Death Notice

MAN, of Orange City, died July
21, 2006 and October 18, 2005.

In Memoriam

-In loving memory of,


12/18/63 08/04/05

One year has passed since you
left us. We will cherish your
memory forever.
Your loving wife; Terri and son,

Local entertainer dies

The family of tAe late,
_______t1"- __

aka 'MIKE'

01/13/76 07/31/98

After eight years, we miss you
more than ever. Love you.
Your family and friends

Death Notice


Our hearts are still heavy be-
cause NANA left us behind;
However the weight is lighter
because you were ever so kind.
Your cards, your calls, your
acts of pure love, are most
assuredly appreciated and we
know NANA is smiling from
We thank you all for each and
every deed. We will forever re-
member your being here in our
time of need,
May God bless each of you.
From Pat, Tony, Janet and the
entire Riggins clan.

57 died July 29 at North Shore
Hospital. Services Saturday, Au-
gust 5, 3 p.m. at Richardson
Mortuary in the chapel.

PHIL HARRIS, 91 years
young, "I Love the Life I Live,
and I Live the Life I Love." Enter-
tainer extraordinaire died Sun-
day, July 30, 2006 at Cedars
Service Monday August 7 at
11 a.m. at St. Luke Cousin
Church 62nd street and 23rd
Wake service at Poitier Chapel,
Sunday August 6 at 6 p.m.
Survived by all his wonderful
musicians and friends, devoted
neighbor, Mrs. Lorraine Reid
and cousin, Marva Lightbourne.

loving mother and grandmother
died July 27.
Homegoing services will be
held at Royal Funeral Home in
the chapel, Saturday, August 5
at 10:30 a.m.

Death Notice

died July 31.
A loving husband, father,
grandfather, brother, uncle,
cousin, brother-in-law and

Leon will be greatly missed by
Sandra, wife; one son, Todd; one
daughter, Karis; one grand-
daughter, Sardie; his mother,
Sarah; three brothers, Mark,
Marvin and Michael; one uncle,
George; sister-in-law, Dee;
niece, Tracey; mother-in-law,
Mae Bell Cox, along with
cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The wake will be held on
Thursday, August 3 from 5-8
p.m. The services will be held at
The Second Baptist Church,
11111 Pinkston Drive,
Richmond Heights on Friday,
August 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


Wishes to thank everyone for
their cards, floral arrangements,
telegrams, phone calls covered
dishes and your prayers.
A special thanks to Terry
Wright and staff, Miami Dade
Police Departments Special
Patrol Bureau Motors Unit, Rev.
Gregory D. Thompson and the
New Harvest Missionary Baptist
Church family, St. Luke
Missionary Baptist church fami-
ly, Jordan Grove Baptist Church
family, the neighbors on 57th
Street, Patricia Duncan and the
staff at Orchard Villa
Elementary, Miami Dade College
Medical Center staff, North
Campus, and District Financial
Aid Offices, Paulette Cobin-
Fredrik and the staff of Charles
Drew middle, Marie S. Destin
and the staff at Paul L. Dumbar
elementary and all our family
and friends.
The Rolle, Donaldson, Fields
and Richardson families.




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debuts Cursiv line

By Isheka Harrison
Recently fashion designer and model Tina Ingram hosted her 23rd
Birthday Fashion Party at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood. The
bash, which was coordinated and directed by Claudia Bellony of
Thirty3 productions, was full of flavor and style.
Using the celebration as a platform to debut her premier line of
women's clothing, Cursiv, the warm-spirited beauty created an
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Ladies, it's OK to be alone

By Brandyss Howard
We all know women who feel
that their lives are incomplete
unless they have a man. In a
society where women are con-
stantly struggling for more inde-
pendence and equal respect, it
seems as though there are some
that still follow the notion that
their accomplishments don't
mean as much if they don't
have a man to share it with.
I do understand that no one
really wants to live and die
alone. Life can be empty if you've
never had love in it. However,
don't push for something
that is already predes-
tined. When God is ready
for you to meet your soul
mate, he will send them
to you. In the meantime,
spend less energy trying
to find a companion and
put more into getting to

know the real you.
No other person should define
who you are. You are not just
"'so and so's' ex-girlfriend" or
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The celebration and blessing
of the marriage between
LaKesha (Kesha) Mene'
Wilson and Shelly Bryon
Rochelle, Sr. took place,
Saturday, July 22, at The
Historic St. Agnes' Episcopal
Church and continued at The
Westview Country Club where
more than 400 people showed
up to support Kesha, Senator
Frederica S. Wilson and the
Wilson family.
According to Wilson, she
knew Rochelle for over 16-
years since Kesha attended
Hialeah Miami Lakes and she
got to know him as her son. But
they went their separate ways
as they matured. Then they
found each other in later years
and discovered they
shared a strong love,
that brought about
one of the largest wed-
dings Miamians have
The bride and moth-
er chose a "tropical
setting" with the
women wearing sheer
gowns of black, pink
and green for the
bridesmaids; green, WIL
pink and red for the
hostesses, mother of
the bride and mother of the
groom, while the men comple-
mented them with black tuxe-


dos, black shirts,
red ties and white
As the guests
arrived to the
church, they were
absorbed in organ
music from Michael
Smith who filled the
edifice with classical
tunes, while
Kimberly Holland,
soloist, sang At last, LaKesha Mei
You And I, The Wind Shelly Bryoi
Beneath My Wings
and The Lord's Prayer for the
pre-nuptial music and
entrances of the bridal party.
The processional began with
Frances Hardy, grandmother
of the groom, followed with
Thirlee Smith, Sr.,
grandfather of the bride;
Delores Daniels, moth-
er of the groom; and
Senator Frederica S.
Wilson, mother of the
bride, escorted by her
son, Paul Wilson, Jr.
Others following
included The Reverend
Canon Richard L.
Marquess-Barry, rec-
'ON tor/pastor; Rev. Gaston
E. Smith, Sr.,
pastor / teacher,
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church; the groom and Devin
Bush and Master Shelly

Rochelle, Jr., best men.
Also in the party were brides-
maids Nikki Austin and
Cynthia Smith; Andrea
Adderly, maid of honor; and
Tonya Baker-Turner, matron
of honor; groomsmen Ryan
Collins, Carl Dunbar, Greg
Harriott and Paul Wilson, Jr.;
carpet runners Masters Devin
Bush, II, Najee
Emmanuel and
Clifford Stephens;
Danielle Gethers,
flower girl; bride
callers Chelsey
Emmanuel, Deja
Bush and Jazmin
Bush; and Nathalie
Caty, Lawanda
Davis 'and Nicole
Wilson, sister of the
bride, hostesses.
ne' Wilson and When Smith
n Rochelle, Sr. began to play
Trumpet Voluntare,
the audience rose for the
entrance of the bride and then
Smith switched to The Bridal
Chorus. The bride moved in gait
with her escort, brother Paul
Wilson, Jr., as a beauty in the
night. She was attired in an
imported gown with tiers cir-
cling the skirt, an extended veil,
dangling earrings and a dia-
mond necklace to complement
the sparkling diamonds on her
The ceremony included the
audience's participation, along
with readings from Lawanda
Davis and Nicole Wilson;
exchange of vows, rings, joining
hands, prayer, blessings and
the announcement of the new-
lyweds to a burst of lighting
effects (a Senator Wilson spe-
cialty). The audience "ooohed
and aaaahed."

After the ceremony,
Mr. And Mrs. Shelly B.
Rochelle, Sr. led the
bridal party in a Rolls
Royce, followed by
stretch limousines to
Westview Country,
where Lawren
Bellamy-Boykin, mis-
tress of ceremony, E.G.
Robinson and Instant
Attraction and Party SM
Pros provided the
entertainment under
the theme: A Day of Paradise..A
Lifetime of Love.
The Celebration included
introduction of the party; the
first dance by the newlyweds to
At Last; toasts by the bridal
party; remarks of thanks from
mother and daughter; a buffet
consisting of unlimited roast
beef, ham, turkey, meatballs,
vegetables, lasange, salad,
fruits and ice cream; and a
whole lot of dancing. The new-
lyweds will take a week touring
the Caribbean and remember-
ing the screams from Westview
and HML staff each time their
names were mentioned.

It was a sad occurrence,
recently, when Betty Wright
lost her son while she was out
of the country performing. But
a new light has entered the
family as Antonia Hairston,
grandson, according to Janet
Wright, was accepted into
Berkley Music University in
Boston, Mass. with a four-year
As a recent high school grad-
uate, Hairston forwarded a CD
of himself singing and the uni-
versity officials were impressed.
Janet informed Chatter how
Antonio was asked to sing the


national anthem at
several Boston Red Sox
games since he attend-
ed the Summer
Session. Be sure to
keep this young man's
name in mind.

Dr. John Johnson,
II, director/principal,
Cooperative Charter
ITH School and staff pro-
vided a school closing
program last Thursday
for the benefit of the parents,
board members, students and
The staff, consisting of
Crystal Sawyer, third grade;
Paul Clermont, second grade;
Docie Williams, kindergarten
and first; and Dr. Wanda
Williams, assistant, prepared
the students to demonstrate a
touch of their learning for the
20-summer days. Each one
marched in with their
Cooperative Charter School T-
shirt donated by Clark and
Matthews Co.
Each student was taught how
to articulate his/her name,
sing the Negro National
Anthem and listen to Shantell
Derisaw, who was mistress of
ceremony. Docie Williams'
class recited poetry,
Clermont's class performed a
"rap" with Gregory Miles,
Anthony Boatwright, Jr.,
Jerome Forbes and Demonte
In addition, a touch of Black
History was given by
Boatwright, Jr. who spoke on
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.;
Shantell Derisan, Rosa Parks;
Precious Duhart, Sarah
Boone, who invented the iron-
ing board; Selena Butts, a por-

trait of Sojourner Truth;
Jerome Forbes, speech;
Gregory Miles, speech; Bryce
Bruton, speech; Gregory
Thorpe, Henry Sampson, who
invented the cell phone;
Precious Durant, who was
Shirley Ceasar, gospel singer
and Demonte Jones, Latimer,
inventor of the film.
Awards and certificates were
given to the students, as well
as special certificates to select-
ed students for the Black
History Speakers. The
Cooperative School Board
included Chester Coachman,
Eloise Johnson, John
Williams, R.T. Fisher, Dr.
Enid C. Pinkney and
Reverend Abraham Thomas,
who were on hand to present
awards to the summer staff,
including Walter Johnson,
security, and a special award
to Dr. Johnson II, Roosevelt
Ivory and Atty. Ferguson,
caterer / contributors.
Dr. Richard J. Strachan,
founder, took the time to thank
the principal, staff, parents
and Singing Angels for coming
in the rain to support the pro-
gram. Now, there is an all out
effort to increase the enroll-
ment for the start of school on
August 12. So parents enroll
your kindergarten, first, sec-
ond and third graders now!.

As the Miami Heat basketball
team finished its season as the
world champions, the Bethany
SDA Church's basketball team
participated in the
SouthEastern Basketball State
Championship game to deter-
mine the state champions
among Belle Glade, Northside,
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The Jackson family reunion
was held in Atlanta, Georgia,
July 7-9. In attendance from
Miami were Edward, Ruth
Jackson Rolle, Carlene,
Rhoda, Diana and her son
Victor, grandchildren and
greatgrandchildren George and
Beatrice Jackson Davis,
daughter Crystal Andrea
Jackson Lewis and daughters
Danita and Tiera, son anid
grandson, James and Barbara
Patterson, adopted family
members, Etta and Jasmine
Lane from New Brunswick,
New Jersey, O.C. and Brenda
Jackson Taylor and daughter

The planning committee in
Atlanta were Theopilus and
Sherry Davis Williams and
their daughter Tiera; Walter
and Regina Jackson Thomas
and sons Sean, Eric and Kier;
daughter Diedre and their
grandchildren; and Denise
Patterson Hathorn and her

There was a fish fry
(Hawaiian theme) picnic in
Stone Mountain; a tour of
Atlanta and a worship dinner
closed out a fabulous three day
affair in the peach state.

In Brooklyn, New York, the
legend Bob Marley has a street
(East 98th Street) that has been
renamed after him: Bob Marley

I am going to take my genera-
tion and some others before us
down memory lane. Do you
Penny post cards? Sports
greats like Joe Lewis, Babe
Ruth and Sugar Ray
Robinson? Fun at the Fourth
of July picnic in Hallandale or
Virginia Key Beach? Boys
played baseball and marbles? A
homemade quilt on your bed?
The look on your grandmoth-
er's face when you gave her the
valentine you made in school?
Homebaked bread and bus-
cults? Real country fairs with

traveling carnivals? Big Chief
tablets? Doctors made house
calls and every house practical-
ly had a piano? Movie stars like
the Lone Ranger, Buck Jones,
Ginger Rogers, Shirley
Temple, Clark Gable, Gary
Cooper, Tonto and George

The organ grinder with his
cute little monkey? We never
locked our doors? A penny was
a small treasure that would
buy something really swell?
Milk was delivered right to
your door? Work was work and
we were grateful for any oppor-
tunity, no matter how humble
so food could be put on the
table for our families? Daddies
and mommies did their fair
share of working to take care of
their children? Girls played
jacks, jump rope or hop -
scotch or played with cutout
paper dolls? Those were the

Gina Marie Braynon was
home last weekend visiting her
mom and dad Oscar and
Patricia Braynon. Gina lives in
Philadelphia P.A. and is the
granddaughter of Sonny and
Wilhelmenia Jennings and
Ronald Braynon.
In Washington, D.C. for their
family reunion are the Tynes,
Heastie and Hanna famillies.
Family members from Miami in
attendance are: Linda Lewis
and daughter Aldin Hanna,
Mizzie Hanna, Ruby Ferguson
and children, Joyce Hanna,
Ingrid Tynes Stuart and family,
William and Gloria Evans and
their daughters and Angelita V.
and Mary Browne.

Attending the Daughters of
the King meeting in Orlando
last week were St. Agnes
daughters Leome S. Culmer,
president, Birdie Anderson,
Louise Cromartie, Angela
Culmer, Artie Edwards,
Elizabeth Mackey, Florence
S. Moncur, Allen Nicholson,
Gay Outler and Francenia


From the Church of the
Incarnation were Ethel
Ingraham, president, Gloria J.
Green and Ruth Moore. By the
way Grace Heastie Patterson
and her daughter Keva were
down from our nation's capitol
and attended the meeting also.
Gerry Sweeting, National

Wedding anniversary greet-
ings to the following couples:
Donald and Jaunita J.
Jackson, July 23: Their 48th
, Benjamin and Bethany J.
Addison, July 25: Their 36th

'Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us. Soror Alma
Brown, Patricia Allen-Ebron,
Sue Francis, Thomas "Nick"
Marshall, Frances Brown,
Mae Hamilton-Clear, Cleomie
Allen-Smith, Clinton Greene,
Pauline Styles-Willis, Jennie
Roberts, Monica Watkins-
Hannah, Pauline McKinney,
Inez McKinney-Johnson and
Freddie "Jabbo" Johnson.
Maria Taylor Davis is in
Miami visiting her mother Etta
Taylor and her aunts Elry
Taylor Sands, Selma Taylor-
Ward and their families.

Valentino G.A. Lockhart
will be in concert Sunday,
August 13 at Church of the
Incarnation performing mov-
ing songs of survival and
musical expression of religious
faith negro spirituals. Join him
for an evening of wonderful
songs at 7:30

Among the Deltas, invading
the city of brotherly love, that
is presently the city of sisterly
love (Miamians in
Philadelphia) for our 48th con-
vention are:
Alice Johnson (roommate I
miss you this time) Euphrates
Abbitt, Traci P. Adams, Lois
Alexander, Pamela Anderson,
Clarinda Anyamele, Mildred
Berry, Maureen Bethel,
Carolyn Bonner, Brenda
Bryant, Chandra Burgess,
Pam Chandler, Cathy Clarke,
Gwendolyn Clarke, Eleanor
Coleman, Sharon Cooper,
Kay Dawson, Minita Foley,
Helen Gay, Regina Giles,
Keitta Givens, JeRhonda
Grace, Chakeia Guyton,

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Josephine Hall, Lorene
Hamlet, Barbara Harris,
Sharon Heath, Eula Sandra
Hill, Kathy Horton, Inel
Hunter, Mona Jackson,
Marsha James and Marchelle
Jones. More to come in next
week's news. Have lots and
lots of fun sorors! Delta's next
national convention? Orlando,

Congratulations to the
Johnson family of our city.
Sisters Edna Johnson
Williams, Leona Johnson
Fulton, Georgiana and their
brother Dr. James Johnson

(my classmate and friend) are
elated to join Miamians in cele-
brating 110 years of incorpora-
tion of the city.
The Johnson family's mother
and father, Daniel and Lenora,
once lived in Old South Miami
(today's East Little Havana)
and thirty percent of the men
who signed the city of Miami
charter were Black. In October,
a larger celebration will take
place at Mt. Zion Baptist titled
Celebrating Our Ancestors and
"Old South Miami."

Seven Members of the B.T.W.
class of 1954 and guests

enjoyed the Bahamas 33rd
Anniversary of Independence,
July 8-11.
Members included Robert
Chinn, William Clark, Francis
Gaiter, Rosa Johnson,
Anniebelle McIntosh, Joseph
Nichols, President Harriet
Thomas and guests; Shirley
Benjamin, Brandi Jackson
(Clark's daughter) and Verna

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instead of the next election, it
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FASHION exclusive bash. vision realized.
continued from 1C Morejon said that she was "I've been planning on doing

indulgent atmosphere.
In a show of class, Ingram
provided guests with an array
of amenities, stellar service
and excellent entertainment.
In the women's bathroom
was an elegant spread with
every imaginable item a lady
would need to maintain her
appearance; perfumes, lotions,
haircare products and sweet-

invited and since she loves
modeling and supports models
100 percent, she decided to
come. Morejon said, "I am
enjoying myself very much: the
people here are very welcom-
Sixto said he was looking for-
ward to seeing the fashion
show. He said Ingram's party
was "very cool" and there were
"lots of people" who donned

this for three years and some-
thing always seemed to come
up; but this year we made it, a
priority," Ingram said. "It feels
really good to see all of the
support. I just want everyone
to have a good time," she con-
After the great music, fash-
ion show and sizzling perform-
ances, Ingram's desire was
indeed manifested. Those who
attended had such a good time,
the bash will become an annu-
al event.
For more information on
Ingram's clothing line, visit her
coming this fall.

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Orlando and Bethany SDA
Churches at the camp ground
in Hawthorne, Fl.
Kudos go out to Coach
Maurice "Pat Riley" Long
and Anthony Johnson, assis-
tant, for bringing back the win-
ning trophy by winning over
Belle Glades, while the other
teams cancelled themselves
Bethany's winning team
included Jarrard Staley,
Johnny Melton, David
Tucker, Travis Lynch, Dexter

Johnson, Greg Buckshon,
Courtland Ferguson, Thomas
Grissom, Arthur Horne,
Lawrence Thomas, Carl
Aarons and Danny Ortega.
Not only did Bethany win, but
the team was the best dressed
in their black and red outfits.
Next is the banquet for their
accomplishments for 2006.
Congratulations go out to
Apryle Floyd for earning the
degree of Specialist in
Education with a major in
counseling from Barry
University. Dr. Floyd is the
daughter of Alvilda Marie

Greene and niece of Harold
Ferguson of the prominent
Ferguson family in Liberty
Floyd is a graduate of
Bethune-Cookman College. She
took her training and organized
the first College Reunion for all
HBCUs in Daytona Beach.
Since her initial vision, the
reunion has grown tremen-
dously with many cities vying
for the college students to par-
ticipate. Floyd has also been
an instrument in the progress
of the Chamber of Commerce of
Miami. Keeping rising girl-

Tina Ingram and Beenie Man enjoy themselves at Ingram's
birthday bash.
smelling soaps were adminis- "lots of fashion."
tered by a courteous atten- Finally, the moment of truth
dant. came and the fashion show
On the main floor Steelie began. First, a men's clothing
Boshment, Gary Sweetness, line out of Jamaica called
Black Chiney, Innocent Sound Winner, worn by gorgeous male
and DJ Charger' provided models, showcased its casual
excellent music, playing every- T-shirt-denim look.
thing from the 'old school' Jay- Then came Ingram's very
Z and Biggie to the the latest own Cursiv. With designs rang-
hip-hop, reggae and R&B hits. ing from short, sexy skirt-sets
Papa Keith from 103.5 the Beat to one-piece, free-flowing
served as the evening's host pantsuits, the line was a hit.
and the guests partied all night The models were beautiful and
long. the guests enjoyed the way
VIP boasted several heavy- they worked the runway.
weights that came out to show Later in the evening, Ingram
their support for Ingram. was surprised by an impromp-
Among them were celebs like tu performance from Beenie
NFL player Kendall Newsome Man, during which he serenad-
and his beautiful wife, reg- ed her with Happy Birthday
gae/hip-hop artist Styleon the and helped her cut the cake.
Empress; renowned reggae Other notable performances
artist Beenie Man; internation- came from Red Rat, who made
al fashion critic Sixto; and Miss the crowd go crazy and Styleon
Teen Latina International, the Empress, who was a vision
Diana Morejon. of beauty in all white.
Noticing that all of the guests When The Times caught up
seemed to be enjoying them- with Ingram she was ecstatic.
selves, The Miami Times After working on the line with
queried a few guests as to why her mom, who is a designer,
they chose to attend Ingram's she was glad to finally see her

Learn to love yourself first

continued from iC

"that chick 'old boy' used to
date." You have a name and
your own identity. Love thy self
first before you try to love some-
one else. Hoping and wishing
for a relationship consumes
energy that could be better
spent elsewhere.
Some of us have just spent so
much time in relationships that
we really don't know what it
means to be single. We often
jump in and out of relationships
because subconsciously they
offer us a sense of security.
This is not a healthy way to
live. Most times you'll end up
bringing baggage and unfin-
ished business into a new rela-
tionship, which is unfair to
both yourself and the new
Don't jump into a new rela-
tionship when you still have
open wounds from Ihe previous
one. Give yourself time to heal

between relationships. Start a
new exercise regimen, read a
book or volunteer your time for
a worthy cause. Don't look at
your free time as a lonely peri-
od, view it from the perspective
that you have the opportunity
to truly get in touch with your-
Think about the dreams and
goals you set for yourself that
didn't get accomplished
because of distractions caused
by these relationships. Make
yourself the best person you
can be for the mate that God
intended you to have, not nec-
essarily the one you wanted at
that time.
In cities where women out-
number men, the likelihood
that there will be a vast amount
of single women is ever present.
Understand it, accept it and get
over it. There is nothing wrong
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Why are so many babies being born prematurely?

Premature babies are being

born at an increasing rate

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

When a child is born it is
probably one of a parent's
proudest moments in life. They
have brought into this world a
baby girl or boy who will make
an everlasting impression in
the lives of those they
encounter. With each new
child, there is hope that they
will help make this world a bet-
ter and brighter place. With
each smile, sound of laughter,
drop of tears and word spoken,
there comes from parents a
sense of pride and enjoyment
that they helped make it possi-
ble by reproducing that seed of
In spite of the joy that it
brings, giving birth has always
been a nerve-racking experi-
ence. So imagine if your baby
was born prematurely; fears
and worries are heightened
immensely. How do you react
to this unsettling news? Do
you blame yourself? Did you
think this would never happen.
to your child?
Around half of premature
baby births have no known
cause, but research has found

that in the case of the other
half, the age of the mother may
be a reason. With the rise of
teenage mothers, it's not com-
mon that they will give birth to
a premature baby. Since they
haven't fully developed, it is
hard for the baby to come out
healthy. Mothers under 18 or
over 35 have an increased risk
of delivering early.
In the case of young mothers,
there is a higher likelihood that
the mother smokes and has a
poor diet. While in the case of
older. mothers, there's more of
a chance that she'll be carrying
more than one baby through
natural conception or Invitro
Fertilization (IVF).
Cervical incompetence is
another possible cause of
preterm delivery. This means
that the cervix isn't strong
enough to stay closed during
the pregnancy which can cause
labor to start too soon.
Whatever the reason for pre-
mature delivery, babies who
are born too soon now have a
vast array of medical care
awaiting them upon arrival.
The earlier the baby is born the
more hospital care your baby
will need.

Most premature babies suffer
from breathing problems, due
to the immaturity of their lungs
at birth. If a doctor suspects a
baby will be born prematurely,
often they will be administered
a corticosteroid medication to
help speed up lung develop-
ment and prevent bleeding into
the baby's brain after birth.
Once your baby is delivered,
it's likely they will be taken
straight to the Special Care
Baby Unit (SCBU). Once in the
SCBU, their temperature,
heart rate, blood pressure and
breathing will be constantly
monitored, with their care
overseen by a neonatologist a
consultant doctor with addi-
tional training in the care of
sick and premature babies.
They may be placed on a ven-
tilator to help them breathe
and they may also have IV

(intravenous lines) inserted to
feed and obtain medication
from. They may also have a
catheter inserted into the
umbilical cord to give fluids
and obtain blood.
Depending on your baby's
age at birth, they may be sus-
ceptible to certain problems.
These can include respiratory
problems such as apnea (stop-
ping breathing) and respiratory
distress syndrome, when the
air sacs in their lungs can't
stay open due to their immatu-
They may also have problems
with too low or too high blood
pressure and a low heart rate.
They may be jaundiced, have
difficulty feeding, suffer from
bleeding into the brain and be
prone to infection.
In terms of their appearance,
they will of course, be small

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Whether you are
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Nathanael Paul, 21,

Florida Memorial University

My goal in life is to eventu-
ally have my own line of
books. I was named Editor-in-
Chief two years in a row at my
school and I'm also an honor
roll student. During the 2006
Spring semester I was the
recipient of the Reader's
Digest $5,000 scholarship.
God has blessed me with
another one worth $5,000
from UNCF-Foot Locker
Foundation, Inc.
My role models are Dwyane
Wade and Jim Berry. My
mother always provided for
me and made sure I was well
taken care of. I've been

through a lot in my life and
knew I always wanted to suc-
ceed in life. A quote that
inspires me comes from the
principles the Bible teaches:
"God will never put more on
me than I can bear." I plan to
have my books published and
I will continue working for
local newspapers. I grew up in
a home without my father, but
I never made that an excuse, I
took it as motivation to suc-
ceed. "I feel grateful that God
answered my prayers and all
my hard work over the past
21 years is still paying off,"
Nathanael said.

(weighing less than 2,500 g, 5
lbs, 8 oz), their skin may be
thin, shiny and appear to be
almost translucent, they'll
have very little body fat, which
can make it difficult for them
to stay warm and they'll proba-
bly have little hair on their
head, but lots of lanugo (body
hair to help keep them warm).
While you may feel helpless
and frightened, there is still
plenty you can do to help care
for your baby. Simply being by
their side and allowing them to
hear your voice aids the bond-
ing process. It also may be
possible to feed your baby,
either via the breast or with
your own expressed milk,
which will help them
The baby will usually be
allowed home by the time
they've reached their original

due date provided they're
steadily gaining weight, has
learned to sleep, eat and has
no other ongoing serious med-
ical problems.
Premature babies are at risk
for a number of conditions,
simply because they have been
born before their bodies and
internal systems are able to
cope on their own. A prema-
ture baby may need help
breathing, eating, fighting
infection and staying warm.
However, today's medical
advances mean that even more
premature babies, including
those born with the odds of
survival against them, are
walking miracles. They are liv-
ing beyond their early delivery,
going on to overcome enduring
health problems and in many
cases, growing up to thrive
with few ongoing problems.

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
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.

This Ask Jazz question wa
to last week. However, due tc
issue, the entire response w
ed. Therefore, in an attempt t
that my readers get the full
advice, I have decided to do
this week's issue.

I need some advice or
feedback. I have been in a tr
tionship for a while. The guy
treated me like nothing. I ke[
back and putting up with his d
ways. Now I have met a guy
wonderful. I have been see
some time now. When
approached me, I was like n
don't believe in cheating, ev
been done to me. I said I wo
a call maybe once, but we enc
out and we have been seeinE
ever since. It's been about
now.The thing is I have fallen
this guy and his divorce is
and he has fallen in love w
divorce is almost final and he
Virginia for his new busin
wants me to come with him.
been in a situation like this be
your advice please.

Most people believe tha
finally come across your tr
should take that chance oryo
find it again. Others believe
and that person were mean
would come back to you ei
you have been given the opti
ing what you think is your
hoping that he will come bac

s responded with love there is always a lot at stake so
o a technical it's not very smart to jump into it without
as not print- thinking of its aftermath. Remember that
to make sure he is still a married man and while his
scope of my divorce may soon be final, it is not over
a reprint in yet. Think about howyou would feel if you
were in his soon-to-be ex-wife's shoes.
You don't want to be guilty of disrespect-
ing another woman. Also, two months is.
rather your nota long time to know someone and you
doubled rela- want to make sure he is right for you.
' has always While he may be a great guy, make sure
pt taking him that all is right before you jump into any
disrespectful serious relationship and make any life-
y that is just altering decisions. Have you weighed out
ping him for all your options and come to the conclu-
he first sion that this is the right choice? Are you
io because I willing to move to a new place with a man
ven if it has you've only known for two months? Have
luld give him you thought about what you will do if this
ded up going relationship doesn't work? Are you sure
g each other you're not so taken with him simply
two months because you were mistreated in your last
n in love with relationship? If you can honestly and
not final yet openly answer, yes to those questions,
iith me. His maybe you are ready to take this new
e's moving to step. But if there is any doubt or hesita-
ess and he tion you may want to put aside your emo-
I have never tions and use logic on this matter. There
efore. I need is no way I can make the decision for you
because I'm not in your shoes and you
Unexpected are the one who will ultimately have to
live with the consequences of your
actions. Maybe you do want to be with
it when you him, but feel that you want to know more
*ue love you about him before you make this commit-
u may never ment. You can try a long distance rela-
e that if you tionship and get to know him better
it to be they before you're ready move to Virginia to
ventually. So be with him. You always have choices, so
ion of follow- don't rush into any decision without
true love or being sure that its not just a passing
-k to you. Yet whim ruled by your fragile emotions.

__ is best known for his current role as Devon Hamilton, a troubled teenager who has
been in and out of foster homes before coming into the lives of the Winters family. He joined
the cast of The Young and the Restless in April 2004. He began his acting career at an early
age, landing his first commercial when he was two years old. He was soon cast as Richie on
the hit series Family Matters, where he appeared in more than 200 episodes during the
show's nine-year run.
In addition to acting, he has enjoyed success as a recording artist. He debuted his first sin-
gle, Ooh, The Way I Feel About You, on the German TV series Stars 2000 and has performed
live on the international networks Viva, ZDF 5 and Giga TV, as well as on the Disney Channel
and major broadcast networks in the U.S. His single is available on a compilation CD, titled 20
Top Hits: Winter Extra 2000, that includes songs by Britney Spears and *NSYNC. His film cred-
its also include voice-over work as Freddie, on the animated series Kids From Room 402 and
Mowgli on The Jungle Book CD-Rom. An active spokesperson for many charitable organiza-
tions, he founded his own charity in 1996 called "RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes
Against Drunk Driving) Kids," which has since been awarded by the United States government
for outstanding youth safety work. He has received several honors, including the Michael
Landon Award for charitable contributions through youth in entertainment

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So it's summer vacation time, but you still don't have a clue about what
you want to do. Well, this summer each week I'll give you some things to
do to keep you entertained and relaxed. This week I'm going to list some
things to get your creative juices flowing.

Build a model of favorite entertainer
Cut up a magazine and make a collage
Get a plain shirt and decorate it
Sketch or draw a landscape
Start a diary full of your dreams
Write a movie script or book
Write an autobiographical poem
Write a musical play


A t 2 8 2006

Luxury townhomes break ground in Miami Gardens

Mayor Shirley Gibson delivers the

keynote address in Miami

Solabella, Cornerstone Group's
newest residential community broke
ground on new territory in the city of
Miami Gardens on Wednesday June
28. The development features 210
luxury two-story townhomes a dis-
tinct, warm community that families
will love to call home.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
of Carol City Pastor/Teacher Arthur
Jackson gave a blessed invocation
and welcomed Miami Gardens Mayor
Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Oscar
Braynon II and Miami-Dade

Barbara Jordan.
The City of
Miami Gardens
is an emerging
city, newly
incorporated in
2003 and as
new phases and
stages begin,
there is a strong
presence of pro-
gressive yet
managed growth



L to R Ulysses Harvard, Miami Gardens Councilmember; Aaron Campbell,
Miami Gardens Councilmember; Commissioner Barbara Jordan, Miami Dade
County-District 1; Mayor Shirley Gibson, City of Miami Gardens; Barbara
Watson, Miami Gardens Councilmember; Vice Mayor Oscar Braynon II, City of
Miami Gardens; and Lenny Wolfe, President, Cornerstone Group.

and development in the city.
Also at the sunny celebration were
Miami Gardens Councilmember's
Barbara Watson, Ulysses Harvard
and Aaron Campbell alongside city
leaders, residents and prospective
buyers who caught the first look into
the unveiling of Solabella. The event
was emceed by longtime Miami
Gardens resident and attorney Andre
Williams, Esq.
Solabella, a Cornerstone Group
Property, lives up to its Italian name
of "beautiful living under the sun."
Solabella is a multi-family develop-
ment with 210 two and three bed-
room two-story townhouses, offering
every possible amenity from a state of
the art clubhouse to a community
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Bible television for all

Full name of Business
Good News
12000 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite #103
Fax: 305-891-1937
Gwendolyn West
Number of full-time/part-
time employees
Three full-time and six part-
Good news communications
offers many services. We have
a television network that
caters mostly to the needs of
churches. We also shoot
commercials, film and video.
Future Goals
My main goal is to eventually
own a 24 hour television net-
work. We want to become an
urban television station for
South Florida. A majority of
the major cities have a urban
television network that caters
to the Black community. In
Miami, we don't have that
type of broadcasting on a
local level.
Why did you start this busi-
ness and how has it grown?
Since my days in high school,
I have always been a photog-
rapher. We started this busi-
ness because of my love and
experience in photography.
When I first moved to Miami,
I was working for a photogra-
phy studio and I found out I
had a love for video. One day,
a friend and I came up with
an idea to do Christian pro-
gramming. After a while, it
came to a point where I had
many pastors approaching
me wanting to be on air on a
weekly basis. It transitioned
it from being a hobby to a
job. Before I knew it, I ended
up becoming a business
owner. Good News
Communications has
become a full time advertis-
ing agency.
What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
The first obstacle I faced was
starting with no budget. That
was an obstacle that didn't

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last too long. One of my most
difficult obstacles was that I
didn't own equipment when I
first started. Because of my
schedule, I used to do editing
in the late night and early
morning hours. I got over
that obstacle by getting my
own equipment.
Who does your business
best serve and why?
My business best serves
everyone. In my opinion,
senior citizens, people that
are incarcerated and the sick
that are in the hospital bene-
fit the most from my servic-
es. One of my main goals
when I started this business
was to reach out to those
who can't attend church.
What are some of your
past experiences that
helped you meet the needs
of your clients?
As I expressed before, when I
first started, I had to edit in
the late hours of the night.
While I were in those produc-
tion studios, I gained tons of
information about broad-
casting equipment, cameras,
editing equipment, etc. Most
of all, I learned about the
type of equipment I needed
in order to compete with
what's already on television.
Where did you get the name
of your company and does it
have any significant mean-
One day I was sitting at my
desk in front of a bible pray-
ing for a name. When I
looked at the front cover of
the bible, it read 'good news
bible'. I felt that should be
name of my business; it was
a sign.,"

UPP now initiated in Miami-Dade

By Brandyss Howard
Commissioners Dorrin Rolle
and Michelle Spence-Jones;
Beacon Council President
Frank Nero and Miami-Dade
Chamber of Commerce
President Bill Diggs met to cel-
ebrate the initiation of a busi-
ness partnership. The Beacon
Council, which serves as
Miami-Dade County's official
economic development part-
nership, held it's official initia-
tion program last Tuesday at
the Burger King headquarters.
They announced their part-
nership with the Miami-Dade
Chamber of Commerce for the
Urban Partnership for
Prosperity Program.

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Bill Diggs, President and CEO Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and
Frank Nero, President and CEO of The Beacon Council finalize announce-
ments prior to the press conference.

The UPP program was start-
ed to fuse top Miami corpora-
tions with Black business
owners to increase traffic and
revenue. According to the
Beacon Council, "UPP was
designed to support the long-
term growth of the minority-
owned businesses in our com-
munity." These two organiza-
tions felt it was vital to
improve the economic success
of these companies while
helping with future develop-
ment. This program was initi-
ated to help employers and
employees in the minority
The outreach campaign held
Tuesday was scheduled to
notify the media, public and
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pool and a safe
haven, an area espe-
cially designated for
children to play.
Group's President,
Lenny Wolfe notes "We
couldn't have asked
for more: a sunny,
beautiful day for the
groundbreaking at
Solabella. And, more
importantly, the par-
ticipation of Mayor
G i b s o n ,
Jordan, the City
Council Members and
City Staff shows how
important quality,
reasonably priced
housing is to the City
and its residents."
The Cornerstone
Group is known for
building outstanding
developments in every
respect, in many
South Florida commu-
nities including Miami
Gardens, Miami
Shores and Riviera
Beach. ,
Their 24 year track
record is built on pro-
viding top notch, high
quality housing at
affordable, family
friendly prices.
Solabella will be no
Solabella's lush
landscapes, tranquil
waters, family focused
amenities and shaded
walkways offer buyers
a new option in beau-
tiful living under the
Miami Gardens sun.
Solabella is also cut-
ting edge and tech-
ready, wired for hi
speed internet service
and satellite TV.

Finally, Solabella
boasts a major, state
of the art design cen-
ter, a single source to
help you customize
your new Solabella
town home.
The team at

Cornerstone Group is
ready to help with
every aspect of buying
and financing a new
place to call home at
Solabella. Solabella
site is located at
17387 N.W. 7th

Avenue in Miami
For more informa-
tion on sales and floor
plans visit Solabella at or
call the sales office at

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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami, Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1" Floor, 3500
Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133-5504, until 10:00 A.M. on August 30, 2006 for:


Bids Due: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2006 AT 10:00 A.M.

Scope of Work: The work consists of all materials, labor, and equipment necessary for the furnishing
and installing of emergency back up generators at Fire Headquarters and Fire Stations No., 2, 5 and 7,
including the removal and disposal of existing emergency back up generators.

Minimum Requirements: Prospective Bidders shall hold a current license as a General Contractor
from the State of Florida (and/or Subcontractors) and must have a minimum of five (5) years experience
of projects in excess of $700,000, including five (5) separate project references of similar size, scope,
and complexity, supported by references within the past five (5) years.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid meeting and corresponding site visit is scheduled for Thursday, August 10,
2006, Location and time are TBD and will be posted on the City of Miami, Capital Improvements web-
site Attendance at this meeting is strongly recommended.

Bid packages containing complete instructions, plans and specifications may be obtained at the City of
Miami, Miami Riverside Building, Capital Improvements and Transportation, 444 S.W. 2nd AVenue, 8th
Floor, Miami, Florida 33130, Telephone (305) 416-1255 on or after August 3, 2006. Bid packages will
be available in both digital and hard copy form. Non-refundable fee for a digital bid package is $10.00
and the fee for a hard copy of the bid package is $50.00. A bid package can also be mailed to bidders
upon written request to cwilson(, and shall include the appropriate non-refundable fee
plus an additional $10 for shipping and handling using regular U.S. Mail or an overweight delivery
account number.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in
duplicate originals in the envelopes provided. 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.


City of Miami Bid No. 05-06-105

Fire Station Emergency Generator Upgrades

Req No. 07833

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Miami-Dade County is soliciting proposals for RFP Number NFP0607 entitled "Building Better Communities
General Obligation Bond Program Not-For-Profit Community Organization Capital Fund (NFP)." The Capital
Fund Is a component of the 15-year Building Better Communities Bond Program (GOB).The Fund supports
capital improvements designed to build and sustain the capacity of the non-profit sector in Miami-Dade County.
Project funds will assist non-profit organizations in providing a facility or property for operations; providing an
opportunity to expand and enrich programming, providing a chance to build capacity, providing increased public
service, providing greater access, enhancing office and service space, and enabling program facilities to be'operated
more effectively and efficiently.
Experienced not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) organizations may apply.The following requirements, at a minimum, must
be met to be considered an eligible applicant:
1. Active and registered Florida not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation.
2. Have a mission consistent with the goals identified in the Miami-Dade County Strategic Plan.
3. Demonstrate ownership of or intent to purchase a facility/property.
Over the term of the 15-year bond program, $30 million will be awarded to community organizations for capital
improvements. Facilities improvement projects should be designed to expand, renovate, construct, equip or
acquire operating facilities located within Miami-Dade County. Grants are intended to have a major impact on the
applicant, the target population served by that organization, and the surrounding community. The County
encourages applications from organizations whose growth depends on access to and control of adequate facilities
for optimum implementation of services, projects, and program activities. These activities must be accessible and
made available to the general public.
This solicitation is intended to provide the County with a list of applicants that have eligible projects and are
interested in accessing the NFP Capital Fund. However, the County in its sole discretion may recommend funding
one or more projects at anytime. Funding allocations for eligible projects will be reviewed and recommended to
the County Manager by an NFP Capital Fund Review and Selection Committee.Those recommendations will be
reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Committee, GOB Sub-committee, and a final determination will be made by
the Board of County Commissioners.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal [Number NFP0607], which will be available after
1:00 P.M., Friday, July 28,2006, by calling or visiting the Miami-Dade County Office of Capital Improvements,
I II N.W. Ist Street, 21st Floor in Miami, Florida 33129, (305) 375-1900. A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held
at 9:00 AM (E.S.T.) on Monday,August 14,2006 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler Street, 2nd Floor
Conference Room in Miami. Attendance at the Pre-Proposal Conferenceis strongly recommended. A second
Pre-Proposal Conference will be convened at 9:00 AM (E.S.T.) atthe Port of Miami World Trade Center 1015
N.America Way 5th Floor Conference Room on Thursday, September 14, 2006. In order to maintain a
fair and impartial competitive process, the County can only answer questions at the Pre-Proposal Conference and
must avoid private communication with prospective proposers during the proposal preparation and evaluation
period.This RFP is subject to the Cone of Silence Ordinance 02-3.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 2:00 P.M. (E.S.T.), Friday, September 29, 2006 at the
Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, II I N.W. Ist Street, 17th Floor,
Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128.
Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the proposer in responding to this RFP, and it reserves
the right to modify or amend the proposal deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary and in the best interest of
Miami-Dade County. The County also reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any
minor technicalities or irregularities, and to award the contracts in the best interest of Miami-Dade County. The
contact person for this RFP, Mr. Jose A. Galan, Chief, Program Legislation, Office of Capital
Improvements, and may be contacted at (305) 375-1900.
Miami-Dade County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or
The Departments of Procurement Management and Business Development are pleased to announce that the
Miami-Dade County Vendor Information Center (VIC) is located at Ill NW Ist Street,
13th Floor, Miami, Florida 33128. The VIC will provide information and assistance M AM~
in doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor registration and certification, ism
and current contracting opportunities countywide. r-' ,

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T: 561-832-1616
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Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., Construction Manager, will receive
sealed bids at the above address for Phase III "100% CDs"(Structural &
Civil) 50% CDs for (Architectural and MEP): for the Miami-Dade County
Public Schools Project No. 00253000, on or before 2:00 pm on Friday,
August 25, 2006.

This is a school for grades K-8 of approximately 169,000 square feet of tilt-
wall, precast, and steel construction. Two 3-story classroom buildings, a 2-
story administration building, a 1-story kitchen/cafeteria/arts building and a
PE building. The site is approximately 6 acres located at the ball field area
of the existing Miami Senior High School on NE 135th Street in North Miami.

Drawings and specifications are available through Suffolk Construction
Company, Inc. (please fax request for drawings)

There will be a pre-bid meeting at the Suffolk Miami Office* on Tuesday,
August 15, 2006 at 2:00 pm. *80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2710, Miami, FL
33130 Phone: 305-374-1107

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

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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, August 23. 2006, 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.

PROJECT NAME: Hurricane Wilma Storm Drain Cleaning



LOCATION: Countywide

DESCRIPTION: This maintenance contract involves the clean
out of existing drainage structures and associated culverts
throughout Miami-Dade County. The project's scope of work
shall include: hydraulic cleaning and vacuum removal of all
foreign material, obstructions, debris, silt, litter, and all other
associated work, as ordered by the Department.
Each Unit Price Work Order Contract will be awarded for an
aggregate amount of one million seven hundred thousand
($1,700,000.00) dollars to the lowest, responsive, and respon-
sible bidder (one contract per bidder) for a period of three hun-
dred and sixty five (365) calendar days, with the option to
extend the contract time for an additional 180 calendar days,
upon mutual agreement between the contractor and the
department director, and with the approval of the County
Manager. The contract shall terminate upon the depletion of
funds, or the contract expiration date, whichever is first.

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), Telephone No. (305) 372-6458 at Thomas Center
Building, 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130,
upon submitting a nonrefundable charge of $50.00 in check
or money order payable to the Board of County Commis
sioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for each set of doc-

Bidders may bid on all four contracts (i.e. STDC4, STDC5,
STDC6, and STDC7), however, the contractor will only be
awarded one contract. Each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check or acceptable bid bond in an amount not less
than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) as guarantee
that the Bidder, if awarded a Contract, will within ten (10) cal-
endar working days after being notified of the availability of the
prescribed contract forms, enter into a written contract with the
Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County,
Florida in accordance with the accepted bid, and give a
Performance and Payment bond of not less than $400,000.00
for each award, satisfactory to the Board of County
Commissioners, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

A Small Business Enterprise (SBE) bid preference applies to
this solicitation. A 10% percent bid preference shall apply to
contracts $1 million or less and 5% percent on contracts
greater than $1 million. A SBE/Micro Business Enterprise must
be certified by the Department of Business Development
(DBD) for the type of goods and/or services the Enterprise
provides in accordance with the applicable Commodity
Code(s) for this solicitation. For certification information, con-
tact the Department of Business Development at 305-375-
3111 or access . The
SBE/Micro Business Enterprise must be certified by bid sub-
mission deadline, at contract award and for the duration of the
contract to remain eligible for the preference.

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container
bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, his address,
the number of the project for which the bid is submitted, and
the date of opening. Bids will be opened promptly at the sub-
mittal deadline. Bids received after the first bid envelope or
container has been opened will not be opened or considered.

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

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


the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and any member of the respective selection committee.

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

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

Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written commu-
nications with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. The County shall
respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon request.
Written communications may be in the form of e-mail, with a
copy to the Clerk of the Board at
In addition to any penalties provided by law, violation'of the-
Cone of Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any
RFP award, RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person
having personal knowledge of a violation of these provisions
shall report such violation to the State Attorney and/or may
file a complaint with Ethics Commission. Proposes or bidders
should reference Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County
Code for further clarification.

This language is only a summary of the key provisions of the
Cone of Silence. Please review Miami-Dade County
Administrative Order 3-27 for a complete and through
description of the Cone of Silence.

Ordinance No. 99-44, The Living Wage Ordinance; 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; and Ordinance No.
97-35. Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals and supersedes
Resolutions Nos. R-1206-97 and R-366-97); 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.

Sec 2-8-1 (f) of the County Code requires a bid or pro-
posal for a County or Public Health Trust contract involv-
ing the expenditure of $100,000.00 or more include a list-
ing of subcontractors and suppliers who will be used on
the contract, and provides failure to include the required
listing may render the bid or proposal non-responsive.
The required listing must be submitted even though the
bidder or proposer will not utilize subcontractors or sup-
pliers on the contract. In the latter case, the listing must
expressly state no subcontractors, or suppliers, as the
case may be, will be used on the contract. Timely sub-
mission of a properly completed and signed
"Subcontractor/Supplier Listing, SUB Form 100" (a copy
of which is included in the specifications) constitutes
compliance with the listing requirements of the
Ordinance. In order to be deemed properly completed
the word "NONE" must be entered under the appropriate
heading of SUB Form 100 if no subcontractors or suppli-
ers will be used on the contract.

The County shall have the right but not the obligation to
retain the services of an Independent Private-Sector
Inspector General (IPSIG.) The requirements are set forth
in the Instructions to Bidders Section 29. Also, the Contract
is subject to review and audit by the Office of the Miami-
Dade County Inspector General and further information is
specified in the Instructions to Bidders Appendix A Section
21. The County reserves the right to waive any informality in,
or to reject any or all bids. Bids from any person, firm or cor-
poration 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 opening there-

There will be a Pre-Bid Meeting on August 15th, 2006, at
10:00 a.m. at Thomas Center Building, 172-A West Flagler
Street, Miami, Florida, 1st Floor Conference Room.



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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dom. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
Interested parties may also visit or call:
Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773
There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.
These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.

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mail has become the new snail
mail," says 25-year-old Rachel
Quizon from Norwalk, Calif.
She became addicted to instant
messaging in college, where
many students are logged on
Much like home postal boxes
have become receptacles for
junk mail, bills and the occa-
sional greeting card, electronic
mailboxes have become clut-
tered with spam. That makes
them a pain to weed through
and the problem is only expect-
ed to worsen as some e-mail
providers allow online mar-
keters to bypass spam filters for
a fee.
Beyond that, e-mail has
become most associated with
school and work.
"It used to be just fun," says

Danah Boyd, a doctoral candi-
date who studies social media
at the University of California,
Berkeley. "Now it's about par-
ents and authority."
It means that many people
often don't respond to e-mails '.
unless they have to.
Boyd's own Web page carries
this note: "please note that I'm
months behind on e-mail and I
may not respond in a timely'
manner." She, too, is more eas-
ily reached with the, "ping" of an.1
instant message.
That said, no one is predicting
the death of e-mail. Besides its
usefulness in formal correspon-
dence, it also offers the ability to
send something from "one to
many," says Anne Kirah, a sen-
ior design anthropologist at
Microsoft who studies people's
high-tech habits. That might
include an announcement for a
club or invitation to a party.

Quizon e-mails frequently in
her corporate communications
job at a hospital and also uses it
when she needs documentation
- for instance, when dealing
with vendors for her upcoming
wedding. In those cases, she
says e-mail "still holds more
But when immediacy is a fac-
tor as it often is most
young people much prefer the
telephone or instant messaging
for everything, from casual, to,
heart-to-heart conversations,
according to research from the
Pew Internet, and American Life
"And there is a very strong
sense that the migration away
from e-mail continues," says
Lee Rainie, the director at Pew.
For many young people, it's
about choosing the best com-
munication tool for the situa-

Chamber, Beacon Council launch UPP

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business owners as to
how participating in
the program could be
beneficial to their
business. Companies
such as The Miami
Herald and Regions
Bank have already
teamed up with local
organizations such
as Foster
Holsten, Inc. and In
Touch Logistics to
assist in marketing,
promotions and
According to the
official Beacon

Council website, the
UPP program will be
structured into a
three-tiered format,
which over an 18-
month-period will
promote economic
partnerships, execu-
tive mentoring and
employee training.
Nero told The Miami
Times that the
Beacon Council felt it
was important that
economic prosperity
reach all places in
the community.
"The program will
also serve as a men-
toring tool for minori-
ty businesses who
aren't aware of or

don't have access to
information or
resources that are
beneficial to their
business," said Nero.
He feels that the pro-
gram will have future
success as several
companies have
already partnered and
began participating.
"This is not a social
service program. This
is a business service.
We hope to expand
these services to other
parts of the Miami-
Dade Commerce," con-
cluded Nero.
Participating compa-
nies will meet on a
quarterly basis to dis-

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Xavier Gonzalez of the
Beacon Council at 305-
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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk office located at
City Hall, First Floor, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Fl. 33133 for the fol-



(Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 8/14/06)

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami,
FL 33130 or download from City's website at
ment. Contact Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

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of the show was tame, since many
of the devices on display had
already debuted at January's
International Consumer
Electronics Show, the industry's
largest trade event.
Still unknown are the plans of
Apple, whose iPod has inspired
sales of sundry related items,
including music CDs, headsets
and fashion carrying cases.
The same goes for the army of
potential iPod rivals, such as
Microsoft Corp., which is report-
edly preparing to take on the
device and its iTunes music
download service with a year-
end holiday launch of a wireless
digital music player and soft-


Proposals will be received by The Housing Authority of the City Miami
Beach (HACMB) for Security Services for Rebecca Towers North and
South, RFP # 7-2006 until Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 4:00 P.M. The RFP
package is available from HACMB Executive Office, 200 Alton Road, Miami
Beach, FL 33139. Questions may be directed to Matthew Garwick,
Operations Manager at 305-532-6401, ext. 3031.

The HACMB reserves the right to accept any proposal deemed to be in the
best interest of the HACMB, to waive any informality in any proposal, to
reject any or all proposals or to advertise for new proposals. HACMB does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national ori-
gin, or disability.


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



(Deadline for Reguest for additional information/clarification: 8/14/06)

Detailed specifications for this RFLI are available upon request at the City
of Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami,
FL.33130 or download from City's website at
ment. Contact Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Pedro G. Hernandez
City Manager ;

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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of the following
bid(s), which can be obtained through the Department of Procurement
Management, Vendor Assistance Unit, 111 NW 1st Street, 13th Floor,
Miami, FL 33128 (Phone: 305-375-5773). There is a non-refundable dollar
fee for each bid package (see cost of .each bid package below) and an
additional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive the
bid package through the United States Postal Service. All requests by mail
must contain the bid number, title, opening date, the vendor's complete
return address and phone number and a check for the correct dollar
amount made payable to: "Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners".
Vendors may choose to download the bid package(s), free of charge, from
our Website ( under "Solicitations Online".
Bids/proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container and
will be opened promptly at the submittal deadline. Bids/proposals received
after the first bid/proposal envelope or container has been opened will not
be opened or considered. The responsibility for submitting a bid proposal
to Miami-Dade County on or before the stated time and date, is solely and
strictly the responsibility of the bidder. Miami-Dade County is not
responsible for delays caused by any mail, package or courier service,
including the U.S. mail, or caused by any other occurrence.
Bid proposals from prospective vendors must be received in the Clerk of
the Board Office located at 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami,
FL 33128, by no later than 2:00 PM on the bid opening date in order to be
This bid solicitation is subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106
The following bid(s) will open at 2:00 PM on
Wednesday, August 23, 2006


This project will be partially funded but the
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the
provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, the Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises (DBE) provisions 49 CFR Part 23,
and all other pertinent federal provisions apply.


This project will be partially funded but the
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the
provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, the Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises (DBE) provisions 49 CFR Part 23,
and all other pertinent federal provisions apply.

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Industry watchers and snooper
Web sites suggest a new iPod is
coming with a bigger screen, while
Apple is always adding improve-
ments to iTunes.
However, an executive at top
U.S. consumer electronics retail
chain Best Buy Co Inc. suggested
there was a ceiling to Apple's abil-
ity to expand the market for iPods,
which carry a premium price to
rival digital music players.
"Apple has done an amazing job
of creating a simple and easy to
use (system) with iTunes and
iPod," Michael Vitelli, senior vice
president of Best Buy's consumer
electronics division, told Reuters.
"The problem I see is, how many
more people want to spend $200 or
$300 to listen to music?"

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and other documents as needed to support the solicitations.
* Provide technical assistance in the solicitation process
including but not limited to the evaluation of proposals and/or

* Assist in developing, standards of operation, tenant manuals,
performance standards, audits and other pertinent operational
materials as required.

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Miami-Dade County ("County"), represented by the Miami-
Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD"), is seeking proposals
from interested parties to provide retail concessions consulting
services. The purpose of this non-exclusive RFP is to select
a consultant who can best fulfill the Department's objectives
as stated in this RFP.

The term of the agreement issued as a result of this RFP will
be five (5) years. At the sole discretion of the Department, the
initial five (5) year term may be extended for a one (1) year
period upon the written agreement of both parties.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: An original and nine (9)
copies (a total of 10) of the complete Proposal (Technical
Proposal and Price Proposal) must be received by the due
date as specified in this advertisement for this RFP ("Proposal
Due Date"), as may be amended by Addendum. The original
and all copies must be bound, with the Technical Proposal
packaged separately from the Price Proposal) and submit-
ted in an envelope or container stating on the outside the
Proposer's name, address, telephone number and RFP num-
ber, RFP title, and Proposal Due Date to:

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

Both the Technical (Quality) Proposal and the Price Proposal
must be signed by an officer of the Proposer who is legally
authorized to enter into a contractual relationship in the name
of the Proposer. In the absence of a corporate seal, the doc-
uments must be notarized by a Notary Public. The submittal
of a proposal by a Proposer will be considered by MDAD as
constituting an offer by the Proposer to perform the services
outlined in this RFP, at the price submitted and in accordance
with the terms and conditions herein, until the County Manager
awards the Agreement, if the Proposer is the Successful
Proposer. The Proposer also agrees to honor and comply
with the terms of the executed agreement, if the Proposer is
the Successful Proposer.

Hand-carried proposals may be delivered to the above
address ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the
County. Proposers are responsible for informing any com-
mercial 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 serv-

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Proposals for the project desig-
nated above will be received for and in behalf of Miami-
Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk until 2:00 P.M.,
Thursday. September 14. 2006, or as 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 DOCUMENTS: Prospective Proposers may
purchase Proposal Documents on and after Tuesday August
1 2006, from the Office of Contracts Administration, Miami-
Dade Aviation Department, Building 5A, 4200 N.W. 36th
Street, 4th Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Contracts Officer
AnaMaria Saks, Telephone Number (305) 876-7048, 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 an address, telephone and Fax numbers for the
purpose of contact during the proposal submittal process. All
Proposals shall be submitted as set forth in the Request for

SCOPE OF SERVICES: Consultant services will entail
reviewing elements of the MDAD Master Concession
Program. The Master Concession Program is the outline of
the overall strategy for retail outlets at Miami International
Airport. Consultant services will also consider the newest and
best trends for MIA; assisting in the preparation of solicita-
tions; preparing specialized studies; attending meetings; and
making presentations to senior management and the Board of
County Commissioners and Mayor, as may be required.

Baseline activities may include the following:

Provide benchmark of other airports comparable to
MIA, analysis and recommendations to assist in meeting con-
cession goals.

Determine trends in all concession categories
including services as requested.

Review proposed concession program and recom-
mend changes and/or phasing plans based on comparable air-
port data; changes in the airport demographics, traffic pat-
terns, construction program; changes in concepts and/or adja-
cencies or other information as requested.

* Assist in determining temporary concession program oppor-

* Research other airport business terms and pertinent informa-
tion as needed for preparation of solicitations and lease agree-
ments. 0'

* Research other business terms and statistics for solicitations
and other reports and provide recommendations for specific
business terms for MIA.

* Assist in outreach to local, regional, national and internation-
al potential concessionaires to provide a database for the var-
ious concession categories.

* Establish and maintain interested parties database as may
be required by category; local, national, or international base;
and other descriptors as may be required.

* Review and comment on proposed solicitations and lan-
guage in lease agreements; subtenant leases; and/or other

No Proposal

Failure to include the Price Proposal (Part B) shall render the
Proposal non-responsive.

The County reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals to
waive informalities and irregularities, to reject all proposals, or
to re-advertise for the Proposals.

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 recommenda-
tion to the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of.
Silence prohibits communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or
bids between: A) potential vendors, service providers, pro-
posers/bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the County's pro-
fessional staff including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a potential ven-
dor, service provider, proposer/bidder, lobbyist, 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 professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service
provider, proposer/bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any
member of the selection committee therefore; E) the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member
of the selection committee therefore; F) any member of the
County's professional staff and any member of the selection
committee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order
3-27, as amended, permits oral communications regarding a
particular 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 cor-
responding solicitation document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral
communications at pre-proposal conferences, oral pre-
sentations before selection committees, contract nego-
tiations during any duly noticed public meetings, public
presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meet-
ing, or communications in writing at any time unless
specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or
bid document. Proposers must file a copy of any
written communications with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon
request. Written communications may be submitted
via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of
the Board, which shall be made available to any per-
son upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, viola-
tion of the Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer
and bidder shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or
bid award voidable. Any person having personal knowl-
edge of a violation of the Cone of Silence provisions shall
report such violation to the State Attorney and/ or may file
a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Proposers
should reference the actual Cone of Silence Provisions
for further clarification.

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

CONTRACT MEASURES: This Solicitation includes con-
tract measures for Miami-Dade County Certified Small
Business Enterprises (SBE's) as follows:

Small Business Enterprises Goal:

20% SBE Goal


RFP NO. MDAD-03-06
Review financial information, compare and contrast compa-
rable information, anticipate needed changes, and make rec-
ommendations as required.

Update the Concession Master Plan as requested.

Assist in preparation for Regional Transportation Committee,
Board of County Commission, tenant meetings, industry meet-
ings, workshops, pre-proposal meetings, and evaluation com-
mittee meetings as may be required.

Assist in developing an MIA brand for concessions and/or the
concessions marketing program as needed.

Provide on call consulting to assist and support staff to meet
unanticipated needs.

Provide presentations and respond to questions presented
by senior management, Board of County Commissioners and
Mayor as necessary.

Conduct other concession-related analyses as assigned.

Travel as required; monitor programs and requests; prepare
detailed invoices; track program and work requests including
document preparation, telephone calls and research efforts.

All other related activities as required.

Conference will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at
10:30 a.m. at the Miami International Airport Hotel, Terminal
"E", 7th Floor, Conference Room "F", Miami, Florida, for all
interested parties. Attendance is recommended, but not
mandatory. Any changes to the Request for Proposal will be
by written addendum.

tional information or clarifications must be made in writing and
sent via fax to the MDAD's Contracting Officer for this RFP no
later than close of business twenty one (21) calendar days
prior to the original proposal due date. The request must con-
tain the RFP number and title, Proposer's name, name of
Proposer's contact person, address, phone number, and fac-
simile number.

Guarantee Deposit is required for this RFP.


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1541 NW 69th Terrace
Clean Room $300 monthly.
One person only.
Call 305-479-3632
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104
or 786-286-7455
1920 NW 81 Terrace
Clean room, $300 monthly.
Call 786-306-2747
2020 N.W. 41 Street
$95 weekly, Cable TV line
included. Call 786-488-2625
2223 NW 40th Street
Close to Metrorail and
$115 weekly! Clean, Air Con-
dition, Free Cable TV.
Call 786-234-5683.
6257 NW 18 Avenue
Rooms with air $350 to move
in. $130 per week. For more
info Call Big-E
Small clean room (one per-
son) $270 monthly First and
last month plus security $75,
$615 to move in.
Call 305-635-8302 or
58 Street and 9 Avenue, fully
furnished room, non-smoking,
employed professional, all
facilities included.
Call 954-556-0394
Air, cable. $135 weekly. $405
to move in. 305-467-2408.
North Miami Beach
Furnished room with private
entrance,Close to 163rd
Street Mall single working
occupant with work
Call 305-956-9184
Very nice, air conditioned
rooms, rent plans are nego-
tiable. Any reasonable plan
accepted. One week free.
Call 786-663-4600
Efficie S
13880 N.E. 6th Avenue
Nice and cozy with air, tile
floors and appliances. $550
monthly! $1650 move-in.
Call 305-769-3740
3351 N.W. 208 Terrace
Utilities and appliances in-
cluded. First and last to
move in.Call 305-628-1694.
676 NW 46th Street
$400 all utilities, cable-
ready,single, non-smoking
male only.
Call 786-316-2066
Furnished Efficiency, a/c util-
ities included, single occu-
pant, please call
Furnished efficiency, $450
monthly. Working person
Call 305-331-7873
$200 off first month's rent,
8th floor unit, wonderful city
view, near beaches North Mi-
ami 975 sq feet, pets wel-
come with fee, walk in clos-
ets, fully applianced kitchen
private balcony, pool and fit-
ness center please call Brad
101 N.E. 78th Street
One, two and three bed-
rooms, from $650 to $875
monthly, with parking. Sec-
tion 8 welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
1380 N.E. 153 Street
North Miami Beach
One bedroom, one bath,
Call 305-944-3963
2320 NW 65 Street
Three rooms and one bath-
room. Central Air $800 per
month, no water, no lights.
Call 305-634-7339
48 NW 77th Street
Large one bedroom. $550
monthly. $1500 to move in.
Call 305-753-7738.
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
750 NW 56th Street
Senior Housing
One and two bedrooms from
$600 a month. NO PRIOR
EVICTIONS. Proof of income
required. Call 786-290-0707.
7619 N.E. 3 Court
One large bedroom, $575
monthly. 786-286-2540

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

Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen and
tile, fresh paint, secured with
parking. $595-$650 monthly.
1315 N.E. Miami Court.
One, two and three bed-
rooms. Call 786-286-2540.
One and two bedrooms
available starting from $500,
section 8 OK.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$430 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $480 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665.
130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8
Call 954-537-0428
1743 NW 42nd Street
Beautiful yard, Large, one
bedroom, full kitchen and
bath, $600 a month utilities
Call 786-356-7056
Two bedrooms, one bath
$900 monthly, section 8
Call 954-624-2856
2115 N.W. 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, re-
frigerator, stove, free water.
$800 monthly, $2400 to
move in. No Section 8.
Call 786-728-1227 after 5.
258 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call Ray, 786-443-7707.
338 N.W. 59 Street
Huge one bedroom, one bath
with central air and security
bars. $700 monthly. Section
8 welcome!
Call 305-490-7033
42 N.W. 57 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances with central air, se-
curity bars and water. $900
monthly. Call Keisha:
4625 N.W.15th Avenue, #A
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$1075 monthly. Section 8 OK
Call 305-490-9284
6001 N.W. 14 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, new
appliances, new kitchen and
tile floors. Section 8 okay!
Call 954-914-9166
7010-12 N.W. 5 Place
Two bedrooms one bath,
each. Section 8 O.K.
Call 786-399-0050
7633 N.W. 2 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air and appliances, section 8
OK. Call 954-499-3030
940 NW 103rd St
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, central A/C, all
appliances, $925 monthly, first
and last. Call 954-431-3777
215-217 NE 55th Terrace
1/1, for $800/mo 2/1 for
$1050/mo, newly renovated,
central air, section 8 ok call
135 NE 80 Terrace
One bedroom one bathroom,
central air. $700 monthly, first
last security. Section 8
welcome. Call 954-818-9112
Two bedrooms, one bath,
clean, fenced, in area of
$850 monthly, asking for first,
last and $300 security.
Call 786-312-9597
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $550 per month, $550
security, deposit, $1100 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-

3964 N.W. 181 Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
stove, refrigerator, washer,
dryer, and central air includ-
ed. Section 8 welcome.
$1350 monthly.
Call 305-694-8777 for an
California Club/Monterey
Spotless, tiled, two
bedrooms two baths. Seller's
help with closing costs.
$189,900. Must see!!!
ERA Sales/Alvin

Four bedrooms two bath,
central air conditioning, town-
house, $1100 a month,
$3000 to move in.
Call 305 525 -3540.

Three bedrooms townhome
central air, $1050 monthly,
$3000 to move in.
Call 305-525-3540

Two bedroom, two bath,
$1100. 954-962-3907
636 NE 195 Street
Three bedrooms two and a
half baths townhouse, central
air. $1500 monthly first last
and security. Section 8
Call 954-818-9112

1041 N.W. 28 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. $980 monthly.
Call 786-423-7233 or
1410 N.W. 195th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
one car garage, central air,
$1500 monthly. NO Section 8
Call 305-267-9449
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedroom, three bath, air
$1,750 $5.250 move in. No
Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
19123 N.W. 36 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one and
half bath. $1275 per month,
Move in September 1, 2006.
Call 786-486-8104
1942 NW 88 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
central air fenced $1400
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488
20061 NW 14th Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
nice area with central air.
Call 786-356-1686
2025 NW 69 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one and
half bath, appliances
included with air.
Call 786-443-6203
2791 NW 197th Terrace
Newly remodeled, three bed-
rooms, large corner lot two
baths A/C, $1250 monthly,
first, last,security,$3200
move in.
Please call 305-633-7547
2900 N.W. 166th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer, central air,
double car garage, fenced,
bar with entertainment room,
$1800 monthly. First and
Call 786-326-0482 or
3405 NW 11 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, bars and tiled.
Section 8 welcome. First,
last and security.
Call Jay 786-262-2425 or
3512 N.W. 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, bars, family room,
fenced, carport, no Section
8. $1500, $4500 move in.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
4131 N.W. 203 Road Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
large corner, no section 8,
$1300 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
Clean, secure, three bed-
rooms, one bath, $1300
monthly, $2600 to move in,
no Section 8. Please contact
Joseph 305-632-2426

6945 N.W. 20 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
stove, refrigerator, washer,
dryer, and central air includ-
ed. $1050 monthly, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-694-8777
for an appointment.
7805 rear NW 2nd COURT
Two bedrooms, one bath
$700 monthly and $1400 to
move in.
Call 305-479-3632
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedrooms,appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or
190 NW 83rd Street
Three bedrooms, one
bath,central air huge yard.
Clean and responsible
person. $1400 monthly.
Section 8 O.K.
Call 305-761-0061 or
Nice house, three bedrooms,
two baths, $1200 monthly
Call 954-864-8782
One bedroom, one bath back
house for rent. $650 monthly,
$1300 to move in.
Call 305-525-8239
6651 S.W. 30th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near schools and stores,

$1000 monthly.
Please Contact Landlord
305-300-1301 at anytime

Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, $43,000!Foreclosures!
For listings call

1285 NW 53rd Street
Newly renovated 3/2, asking
$1325/mo, $1200 security
Call Melissa 954-304-3800
between 4-7p.m.
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1451 NW 88th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
large screened porch, car
port, large yard, newer roof,
$199,000 seller pays all clos-
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3810 N.W. 195 Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
central air. Asking $268k.
Call 786-488-2264.
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Seller will pay $6,000 toward
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1552 N.W. 62 Terrace
Distressed. Must sell.
Divorce settlement.
Call 305-757-8787

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Chevy's from $500!
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Unique Carwash
Need help wanted.
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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. Apply in person.
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See Mr. Saunders

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Security Training Class D
$60 Renewal $54.
Placement assistance.
Call 305-681-6414

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Yearbooks, Homework, Uni-
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Call 305-836-1178

Police Impounds. For listings ,',

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Fully furnished
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Representatives Zoned for 30 children.
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go-getters! Better than 3/1$1200montstSt n8
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13 305-694-6215
Attention: Ms. Franklin

Auto Detailing
looking for drivers and
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valid driver license.
Call Cisco 786-344-0485

Women 28 and older want-
ed for filming in digital vid-
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Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
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We are seeking drivers to
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By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

Many would think that
Dorell Wright and Earl Barron
should have every reason to
smile. Besides living the
dream of playing in the NBA,
they are surrounded by leg-
endary bodies such as Shaq,
Payton, Mourning, Walker,
and Riley. To top it off, they
both just experienced win-
ning an NBA championship
and are waiting for their
The truth of the matter is
they're happy but far from
satisfied. Barron and Wright
have been the victims of
bench duty for the entire
season. Both saw limited

ction, but did not have
knucl1 of an impact on the
Rutcome of games. For
Wright, the odds have always
been against him since being
drafted straight out of high
He was selected 19th over-
all in the 2004 NBA draft.
Wright had the opportunity
to show off his ability to Heat
fans during the annual Zo's
Summer Groove All-Star
Game just a few weeks ago.
He amazed the crowd as he
glided through the air with
remarkable dunks and show-
cased his consistent jump-
shot. "The boy can flat out
play," said Wade, who went
as far as saying that Wright
is the most athletic person
on the Heat roster.
Barron's story is a little bit
different. He is a 7'0" foot
center from the University of

Dorell Wright

Memphis. He was never
drafted by an NBA team and
instead began his profes-
sional career with the

team Tuborg League.


Earl Barron

Pilsener in 2003. Prior to the
2005-2006 season, he also
played in the Philippines and
in the NBA Development

udy t

However, Barron
feels he and Wright
are ready for the
challenge. They
recently spent
time in Orlando
playing in a
summer league
where their per-3
formance was
superb. In one victory
against New Jersey,
Barron scored
33 points and
grabbed 15
rebounds. Wright
remained consistent
scoring in double figures in
each game.
"It was great because I had
the opportunity to play. I
haven't been able to play all
year, so it felt good to showcase-
my skills," said Barron. He
continued saying that is was
hard sitting during the Finals


and not being able to help.
"There were times where our
backs were against the
wall and I wanted to do
something but I couldn't."
In the meanwhile,
Wright and Barron will
continue to work
W hard and try to help
O each other out. Sure
Enough last year was a
r learning experience for
these young stars. Barron
O had to sit behind Shaq, Zo
and Doleac.
Wright, who is a little
more versatile, had
players like Wade,
Posey and Walker
ahead of him.
The Heat got what they
wanted, which was to win a
championship and now they
hope to defend it. For Barron
and Wright, they hope to be a
part of that effort.

Are you ready for some football?

By Terrell Clayton |
Miami Times Writer

The Miami Heat have won their first championship. We had a
parade and a celebration as big
as Nick Saban dissing George
Bush's lunch request with .-
Alonzo Mourning finally
receiving his long sought-
after championship ring.
Now, it's time for some
South Florida football! H -
NFL Training Camp is ,
here and with the
memory of six straight
victories to conclude
last season still fresh in
everyone minds,
Dolfans are ready for
kickoff. "This is a new
year and a new challenge."
Coach Nick Saban said.
Last year the team experienced a ,
rocky start during the season.
Coach Saban reminded his team of
how important a quick start
would be. The coach told the
team, "Let's just get it right Daunte Culpepper
from the start and do it right
everyday and make it a habit. That's not easy to do, but that's
what we need to do. That's what we need to develop. That's how
we have to play all the time."
The Dolphins hoped to get that quick jump when the first day
of training camp began on Saturday. All eyes were unsurprising-
ly focused on Daunte Culpepper's knee. After the first few days
of practice, everyone felt good about the injury especially
"I'm going to push it to try to be ready. I've got to get ready
to play. I've done a lot of different tests and I'm definitely
about 85 to 90 percent from my right leg to my left leg. They
are going to do their evaluations and I'm obviously going to
evaluate myself. So far, everything is thumbs up," Culpepper

overall, but'n i
he didn't have
the burden of
carrying the
team thanks
to back- t h

R i c k y
"The transition
last year, I think was kind of
helpful, but for the most part I o
may be asked to do different
things this season. So I just:
kind of welcome the challenge and look forward to it," Brown
said. Brown hasn't been the featured 'back' on any team dat-
ing back to his college days. This year will be like none in the
As most of the attention was focused on the star running
back and quarterback, WR Marty Booker became an early
training camp star as he made a couple of spectacular down-
field catches. This year going deep will be something he will be
doing often, but not alone.
Rocket-armed Culpepper is known 'for airing it out deep;

Chris Chambers, who is fresh off his first pro bowl, and tight
end Randy McMichael will be a big help alongside Booker.
Second-year head coach Nick Saban is the captain of this
upward moving ship and many Dolfans trusts him at the con-
trols. Training camp isn't even a week old, but the feeling
around town is one that hasn't been present for a long time. The
last Super bowl appearance was in 1985, the first year of our
past star quarterback. We now have a new star and many fans
know that this is the year of the fish.

D-Train this week: Throwing everything but strikes

Willis needs to think of a new strategy.

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

It is said that a picture can
tell a story. These pictures
definitely do that as Dontrelle
failed once again to record a
victory this week. The left-
hander struggled against the
Phillies on Saturday giving up
eight runs in just 2 1/3
innings including seven in
"I was terrible," Willis said.
"There is no key element or
anything like that. I was terri-
ble and they did a great job."
The D-Train struggled finding
the plate and his throwing
error cleared the path for the
onslaught. Of his 33 pitches
in facing 10 batters that

inning, 17 were balls.
From the first batter, Danny
Sandoval, Willis was off the
mark. One of the left-hander's
fastballs sailed completely
behind Sandoval. Willis com-
plicated matters by hitting
Shane Victorino. It wasn't just
bad pitching by Willis, but he

also threw on an error as well.
Trying to get Victorino at
second, Willis threw behind
shortstop Hanley Ramirez.
The error brought in a run
and put runners on second
and third for Utley, who lined
a two-run single.
After that embarrassing loss

the team went on to lose the
next two games in a double-
header. But they redeemed
themselves Monday with a
15-2 win over the Phillies.
Willis' name has been in the
rumor mill all last week as a
possible trade candidate
before the deadline. However,
when teams called about the
24-year-old ace they were told
that he was not available. Of
all the pitchers in the Marlins
rotation, Willis has the worst
record at 6-8; something that
is definitely not expected from
the former All-Star.
The next time Willis plays
will be at home against the
Mets sometime this week. As
of Monday the team record
stands at 49-56.


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