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Publication Date: August 9, 2006
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Local pastors and community leaders speak out.

The time for change is now

Church leaders demand money and answers

By Terrell Clayton

While the attention of many
in Miami-Dade County has
focused on the health of Fidel
Castro and the War in Iraq,
local community activists are
moving to prevent the soften-
ing of a coexisting issue that
still has not been resolved--
thousands are still without
homes because of the scan-
dalous misuse of government
Recently, The Non Group
Coalition which consists of
members of local organiza-
tions, AACCC, Baptist Minister
Council, Care takers for
Christ, Pride and P.U.L.S.E.,
gathered at the Ward Towers

senior living housing, located
on 54th Street and NW 22nd
The group demanded the
immediate return or recapture.
of money for housing develop-
ment. "Because this has hap-
pened to the least of our peo-
ple, there appears to be no
apparent urgency. We must
make this urgent. People have
no hope, no homes and they
have no one to turn to,"
expressed Reverend Jerome
Presently, the proposed Ad
hoc Committee is composed of
the County Commission's thir-
teen members, as drafted by
Chairman Joe Martinez, to
attempt the retrieval of monies
and to expedite building.
Please turn to CHANGE 6A

South's Largest Black Weekly Circulation

One Family Serving Since 1923
Informing Miami-Dade
"'; and Broward Counties


Police Department, State Attorney

and Inspector General investigating

The Miami-Dade grand jury
issued a blistering report
Friday accusing the county's
Housing Agency of misman-
agement, cronyism and down-
right utter negligence in our
scandal-ridden housing pro-
The jurors pulled no punch-
es in serving notice that it is
high time for this county to
stop pretending that we are
not facing a complete disaster
that threatens the very foun-

dation of the community.
The vast extent of corruption
and ineffective leadership of

found that the agency wasted
millions of dollars in funds
allotted to developers who

"As jurors, we, too, were disgusted and embar-
rassed by the misfeasance and gross mismanagement
of many of our public servants."

our public officials has been
thoroughly detailed in The
Miami Herald's revealing
series, House of Lies, which

failed to build low-income
The grand jury also found
serious problems with the

agency's second-mortgage pro-
gram in which administrators
routinely failed to meet the
program's own criteria.
The grand jury also criticized
Miami-Dade's Office of
Community and Economic
Development, finding "similar
cronyism, lack of oversight and
wasteful spending." It singled
out community-based organi-
zations (CBOs) and community
development corporations
Please turn to SCANDAL 6A

900 Housing units vacant i

Nobody would believe that as critical as
the need is for public housing here, the
Miami-Dade Housing Agency is sitting on
900 vacant units.
The empty housing units were revealed
Monday when Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos
Alvarez directed County Manager George
Burgers to move families into the homes
as soon as possible.
Most of the units are in the Liberty
Square Housing Project in Liberty City,
where many units are boarded up osten-
sibly waiting for minor repairs that would
put them into use.
Sushma Sheth of the Miami Workers
Center has been one of the leaders for a
long time in efforts to help poor families
obtain decent affordable housing.
The Workers Center organization
launched a "Fill The Vacancies" campaign

in 2002 that helped to expose the sordid
problems that have long existed in the
Miami-Dade Housing Agency.
A biting expose in The Miami Herald
showed the county's housing program to
be rife with questionable dealings and
gross mismanagement. Multimillion-dol-
lar projects slated for low-income housing
were left to languish, the newspaper
investigation found.
A federal grand jury is investigating the
Miami-Dade Housing Agency and several
top managers have been removed from
their posts.
Alvarez blames the 900 empty units on
a shortage of maintenance staff to per-
form repairs and renovations before the
homes can be occupied. Alvarez demand-
ed a report detailing when those units can
be filled.

Another 100 vacant units are ready for
occupancy but remain empty.
Sheth said there are more than 40.000
families in Miami-Dade right now who are
on a waiting list for affordable housing.
Families are chosen as homes open up
through a lottery system.

Will Overtown ever get affordable housing?

Miami Crosswinds controversy must be

resolved soon or land reverts to the county

Special to The Miami Times

Government officials, com-
munity activists, residents
and a Michigan developer are
tangled in a major Overtown
housing struggle that may
very well determine whether
Overtown will
become no more
than a plaque that
tells of a once vibrant
community that no
longer exists. The
City of Miami has
offered 12 acres of
public land to the
private, Michigan
based Crosswinds pE)

developer to


struct over 1,000 condos,
that developers state will set
aside 160 for "working peo-
ple" and 50 more for poor res-
idents of Overtown.
Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones has encour-
aged community forums and
participation to keep commu-
nity residents aware of the
issues involved with building

condos that will cost
$350,000, although residents
in Overtown earn less than
$18,000 yearly. Mayor Manny
Diaz presents the Crosswinds
project as a plan that will
transform Miami's poorest
Residents and com-
munity organizations
have rejected the pro-
posal because the
economics of the
project and the
required income to
live in the condos is
far beyond the abili-
ties of present
'RRY Overtown residents,
as well as the young
families whose parents and
grandparents lived there in the
Denise Perry, organizing
director of Power U Center For
Social Change, which is locat-
ed in Overtown, acknowledges
that Spence-Jones has "given
as much as can be expected as
far as community participation
and committees," however, she

does not perceive that
the City of Miami gov-
ernment has involved
residents in the deci-
sion-making process
when devising proj-
ects and in the
accountability for
meeting the needs of
current citizens when
projects are created.
Power U spokes-


woman Bernadette
Armand rhetorically
asked, "Why are they
so hell-bent on
Crosswinds? Both
believe that the com-
munity was disre-
garded in the formu-
lation of the
Crosswinds project.
Please turn to

Downtown Overtown: This drawing by UDA illustrates
intense highrise development, NW 1st Ave. and Metrorail,
stepping down to the smaller scaled buildings of
Overtown's Folklife Village. -Collins Center for Public Policy

Gary out of September election?
It looks like former Miami Edmonson, the former mayor
city manager Howard Gary will of El Portal, to fill the vacancy.
not be a candidate for the Edmonson and activist Bess
Miami-Dade County McElroy are also running for
Commission in the the same seat.
September elections. Gary registered to vote
Inspector General in Miami-Dade in 1998,
Christopher Mazzella but that status was void-
filed a complaint ed when he registered to
Monday declaring that vote in Broward County
bond broker Gary who two years ago.
filed to run for the GARY Gary has said he
District 3 seat is not a would fight any effort to
registered voter in Miami-Dade remove him from the commis-
and therefore not eligible to sion race.
cast a ballot in the election. He said he believed he was
He is competing for the seat still registered to vote in
once held by Commissioner Miami-Dade.
Barbara Carey-Shuler, who Broward records show he
resigned from office last year. was mailed a Broward voter
The commission appointed card in May.

Violence continues in Middle East

Israel threatens to expand
the ground offensive against
Hezbollah if diplomatic efforts
to end the war remain stalled.
President Bush says he
wants a United Nations cease-
fire resolution as quickly as
Arab nations demand that
Israel withdraw its troops from
Lebanon as part of any U.N.
Israeli air raids kill at least
33 people in south Lebanon
and eastern Bekaa Valley.

Lebanese Prime Minister
Fuad Saniora demands a
"quick and decisive cease-
Hezbollah guerrillas fire
more rockets into northern
Israel, wounding five people.
Israeli aircraft hit the last
coastal crossing on the Litani
River between Sidon and Tyre,
cutting the main artery for aid
Confirmed deaths, civilians
and soldiers: Lebanon, 624;
Israel, 97.

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Miami Terrorism must be

stopped now!

Wen will these young boys playing with real guns
learn that shooting real bullets is not like the
movies or video games? Bullets kill babies, sisters,
'mothers, brothers and daddies, whether the shooter is aiming
or not.

The answer is obviously that they do not care. Not until the
government who is supposed to protect our homes and lives
;use the hard-nosed tactics and resources to weed out those
who have shown they can get assault-style weapons, as much
as they did the so-called Miami 7 terrorists, who only had
,machetes, will the real urban terrorists leave our community.

If any think the term "terrorists" does not describe these
boys playing like they are men, look up terrorist in the diction-
ary. One who terrorizes others is a terrorist. Osama may be
'doing his thing in the Middle East, but in Northwest Miami-
Dade and Southern Broward County, terrorism has killed, is
killing and will continue to kill our young men and women,
our teenagers, and, yes as shown by Sherdavia, our children.

Neighbors of Otissha Burnet quickly told a Miami Times
reporter that they would not talk if their names were used,
even though they were not witnesses or even at the scene.
Being a neighbor was enough to cause fear of the terrorists
with automatic guns.

The constant reply to those who were at the scene was "I
didn't see nothing." Calling these thugs and small time drug
dealers terrorists is not out of line. What is out of line is for
the government that is sworn to protect us to use such little
resources against a threat that is growing, real and deadly.

Osama kept telegraphing to American authorities that he
was going to attack in a big way. If we do not stop this mad-
ness now, these homegrown terrorists will feel stronger and
more powerful.

When they strike the child of some in power, at some mall,
it will give us no pleasure to say I told you so. These terrorists,
these callous takers of young lives, must be infiltrated, out-
casted, arrested and jailed now.

Hooked on handouts

If welfare reform is considered a success, then why not apply the
same principles to others who get government money?
M ost of what the government does could be
called welfare, using a very broad definition of
the word., It's not hard to find individuals; cor-
porations, states or communities hooked on one
Washington handout or another. The result of this
largesse is a society that is unproductively dependent on
government support and politically organized to keep it

Agriculture is a leading example. Supports have
become a sad hoax on the U.S. taxpayer. According to a
recent report by The Washington Post, the government
has handed out $1.3 billion since 2000 to people who
don't even farm. It has sent billions of dollars in drought
relief to areas where there was no drought. And, oh yes,
it has paid out a staggering $144 billion over 10 years,
according to the National Taxpayers Union, 72% of which
went to the 10% of farmers with the largest holdings.
Such spending is an insult to hardworking, unsubsi-
dized, Americans. Wasteful farm programs should be cut.

The federal budget is replete with hundreds of pay-
ments to, and tax benefits for, other politically potent
industries. This "corporate welfare" ranges from govern-
ment-funded logging roads to subsidies for electric utili-
ties. Last year, according to the non-partisan
Congressional Research Service, Congress earmarked
15,877 items worth $47.4 billion to specific recipients,
many of them companies with well-connected
Washington lobbyists.

This not only squanders taxpayers' money, it also clogs
decision-making in the private sector. Rather than mak-
ing a smart business decision promptly, companies wait
to see whether they can make more by delaying and
doing something that could be less sensible.

Local and state governments suffer from the same dis-
ease. The U.S. Conference of Mayors reported last week
that nearly five years after 9/11, 80% of communities
still don't have a way for their emergency services to
communicate effectively with each other. One reason
cited: Not enough money from Washington. If they were
cut off, would they fix it themselves?

Then there are the federal entitlement programs: Social
Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The parallel to welfare
is imperfect. People pay throughout their working lives to
get into the first two, and in most cases all three provide
vital support. But escalating medical costs and the aging
of the population will soon make them unaffordable,
ensuring benefit cuts, tax increases or both. Some steps
toward greater responsibility could help, such as reduc-
ing Incentives for early retirement, and increasing premi-
ums and co-payments for wealthy Medicare recipients.

Looking at all of these programs, it's no wonder the

government will spend $300 billion more than it collects
this year. As the welfare reformers were saying a decade
ago, federal generosity has created a corrosive culture of
dependency. Restoring fiscal sanity will require control-
ling welfare payments and not just those going to the

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We need to be careful who we elect to represent us
Dear Editor, It has to start at the top with whether it's one, two or three. we stil
we, the people holding the As long as we continue to let hard e
When it comes to The Commissioners accountable, people treat us like nothing we we sta
Miami-Dade Housing scandal, the Commissioners holding will get no respect. When and go
the blame starts at the top. the Mayor accountable, the these representatives do not other c
That means we, as people who Mayor holding the Manager respond to our concerns, we Take
vote for the Commissioners, accountable, the Manager need to take action. money
need to take a look at our- holding every Department The same goes for when we bet you
selves. As long as we keep put- Head accountable and so on. go to our local corner store, respect
ting these crooked That is why I think we need the flea markets or any place
Commissioners in office noth- to vote to elect new commis- we go to get service. The place
ing will change. sioners for our district will treat us like nothing and

1 go and give them our
arned money. It's time
art demanding respect
od services just like any
:ommunity demands.
your hard earned
some other place and I
u would start getting the
t you deserved!!!

Vernon Floyd

It's a new day at Booker T. Washington High School

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, I had an
opportunity to attend the
Wake Up Miami. It's a New
Day workshop at Booker T.
Washington High School. I

want to thank Miami
Commissioner Spence-Jones
and motivational speaker
Les Brown for the excellent
presentations and workshop.
Brothers and Sisters it's not
too late to wake up. Get

involved with this program.
As Les Brown stated "walk
by faith not by sight" and
"you have to be hungry to
make a change." My favorite
saying is "It's not over until
we win!" Wake Up Miami -

It's a new day!

Hon. Prospero

Thank you.

G. Herrera, II

The commissioners of Miami need to wake up

Dear Editor,

Words cannot define what the
administrators of Dade County
Housing Authority have done to
the poor people of the city in this
community. Their actions are
criminal and should be dealt with

to the fullest extent of the law.
How can they sleep at night in
their mansions and rest peaceful-
ly on fluffy pillows while knowing
the people they shafted are living
in squalor among rats and roach-
es in sub standard housing?
Many adult children will con-

tinue to live at home with their
parents because they will never
be able to meet the high demands
of rent.
Affordable housing seems to be
an elusive thing of the past. This
should serve as a wake up call to
the commissioners.

The time to redeem themselves
is obviously now. There should be
no more committees or studies;
only houses and apartments for
the people they abandoned.

Dorothy J. Morrison

We applaud teachers who care for our children

Dear Editor,

The Camille and Sulette
Merilus Foundation, Inc. is tak-
ing a great deal of honor to write
you this letter to call upon you
to help the organization solve an

urgent problem.
The fact of the matter is we
desperately need $20,000 to
provide salaries for eight teach-
ers, who have performed an out-
standing job for the institution.
They have been working with

143 kids who have failed the
FCAT test. Their job has proved
crucial in fighting potential
crime in juveniles who other-
wise may not have the opportu-
Regrettably, the promise of

money we received has not been
fulfilled. It is your help big or
small that can now make the

Camille Merilus

The Miami Times is a wonderful organization

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank this wonderful
organization for all of your community

advertisements and news.
Continue to keep our community unified
and informed.
It is always a pleasure to read

The Miami Times.

Felecia M. Wright
Shepherd, D.D.

Black Miami has enough problems without Howard Gary

Dear Editor,

Have you ever seen the hairs
stand on the back of a negro's
neck not likely! We are strong
and proud people, but I must
say hearing about the man,
whose face you would see in a
dictionary when you look up the
meaning of "selling-out" the
infamous Howard Gary I

almost choked on my own sali- getting away with so much
va. stuff, he feels it is safe to come
The freaking nerve of this out? Well, I would be the first,
"King Crab" attempting to inch and hopefully not the only, one
his donkey-self back into the to say to him "Hell Na'll."
public eye let alone the politi- Haven't you caused enough
cal arena is an insult: to me, misery and shame? We have
you, our neighborhood, our children dying due to this
community, our state, our 'gangsta rap' crap, caucasian's
country, our world, demonstrating their dominance
Is it because that George W's over us and now

you (Howard).
Howard, please do us a strug-
gling people a favor. "You take
your donkey and crawl back
under the rock your donkey was
under. And when you do resur-
face, begin by apologizing to all
the Black people you let down.

Mark Wilson



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Florida International University tried to make'Amends
for using state money to keep a lobbyist on its payroll, an
arrangement that has gotten E1U -into big trouble. Don't
look for any big punishment because Fausto Gomez is a
longtime lobbyist with more than 30 clients including
Barry University. Stay tuned.
It seems the City of Miami is afraid to ask our local
developers for $1.3 million owed to City Hall for impact
fees -money developers were supposed to pay in exchange
for being allowed to build. Maybe they feel this department
is run like the Miami-Dade Housing Agency.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose 'Pepe' Diaz has been
doing pretty well for himself and his friends since he was
elected in 2002 and named "director of corporate affairs"
for the venture capital firm called The Astri Group. So well
that the federal and county authorities are investigating
$467, 458 in loans, salary and bonuses that Miami-Dade
County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz has received
from a company that hired him weeks after he assumed
One of the most important issues in the Miami-Dade
School Board record $6.1 billion budget is the board's
desire to move the starting salary from it's current
$34,2000 toward $40,000 over the next few years. There
has also been pressure from other unions to adopt a liv-
ing-wage rule for the district's lowest-paid staff, primarily
cafeteria workers and bus aides. Stay tuned.
U.S. Rep. Jim Davis and State Sen. Rod Smith are busy
campaigning for governor in the Democratic primary Sept.
5. Community activist Tangela Sears and political con-
sultant Bobbie Mumford are beating the bushes strongly
for Sen. Smith, but we haven't heard anything yet from
Rep. Davis. Stay tuned.
Miami-Dade used to be among the hot areas for Blacks
like Atlanta, but Census figures show Broward leads the
nation in attracting Black residents. The growth is driven
by Caribbean immigrants.
County Manager George Burgess has removed seven
Housing Agency officials since the scandal broke, but stay
tuned for quite a few more who went along with the pro-
gram and failed to alert authorities about the flagrant
wrongdoings. The big question is when will the indictment
start or will there be a cover-up?
Some Booker T. Washington High School parents are
alarmed about the white latinization of the faculty. The
new Anglo principal's new administrative assistant and
Assistant Principals are Latin, as are many new teachers
and even the Black retired cafeteria manager was replaced
by a Hispanic. What's up alumni and PTA?
Not satisfied to report only on negatives about the Opa-
locka Police Department, Chief James Wright was pre-
sented a check for $15,000 by Florida's Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) for his department's efforts in com-
bating drug cases in the city.
Is it any wonder the government can get informants
against Black people with the kind of money they paid
($76,000) to the Arab store owner and his friend? If you
have no loyalty or heart about wrecking people's lives, it's
a well paying job with 'get out of jail' benefits.

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Address where the ballot is to be mailed (if different than residence address,
must state why)
Date of birth
Voter registration number (optional)
Date of election(s) for which an absentee ballot is needed

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Miami, FL 33172 111 NW 1st Street, Suite #112
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In an effort to help expedite the completion of
repairs in our community, The Miami Times has
embarked on a 'Let's Fix Our Community' feature
that will identify broken traffic signs, cracked
sidewalks, patched up streets, unwanted signs
and overwhelming trash sights that impact on the
appearance of our community.
We will keep track of how long the problem
exists before it is remedied.
All of our targeted problem areas have been
fixed so far. So we are proud to say that we are
moving on to the next task at hand.
In the City of Opa-locka, we have targeted mul-
tiple areas that are in desperate need of repair. In
particular, on 135th Street and NW 30th Avenue,
there are cracked sidewalks that span an esti-
mated 20 feet.
The Miami Times has contacted the staff of city
manager Jane Beverly and has been assured that

they will be working on the problem.
To notify The Miami Times of areas in need of
repair, renovation or cleaning, please contact
Terrell Clayton at 305-694-6216.


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Miami airport's 'mayor' has talent for troubleshooting

By Jayne Clark
His name is Anthony Cooper,
but regulars at Miami
International Airport simply
call him "The Mayor."
The honorific derives from
Cooper's longevity at the facili-
ty: He has outlasted four air-
port directors in his 23 years
working in terminal operations,
where he's now a senior agent.
The job title won't mean much
to the average traveler rushing
from Concourse C to Concourse
H. But basically, Cooper and
his 124 co-workers are charged
with making things run
smoothly inside the airport.
The trim 53-year-old logs
seven to nine miles a day nego-
tiating the 3.5-million-square-
foot structure, an area roughly
the size of 60 football fields. If
the amount of territory is stag-
gering, so is the daily number
of people 90,000 to 100,000

- who pass through. Running
the place is like staging a Super
Bowl every day, Cooper says.
A glance at his world:
Who: Anthony Cooper, the
unofficial "mayor" of Miami
International Airport.
The job: Dealing with every-
thing from leaky ceilings to
dirty restrooms and befuddled
Worst on-the-job moment:
About six months into his
tenure, Cooper was removing
items from coin lockers whose
time had expired. "I opened a
locker and the upper torso of a
body was there. (This was
1984; think Miami Vice.) It was
like, 'Welcome to Miami.' I went
up to my bosses and said, 'I
quit.' "
The lockers are gone, a casu-
alty of post-9/11 security
measures. But decades later,
Cooper remains.
Greatest job challenge: "MIA

Anthony Cooper: "We work
hard at customer service,"

says the senior agent
minal operations at
International Airport.

in ter-

is a diverse community. (About
half the flights are internation-
al.) But you'd be surprised.
Even if you don't speak (pas-
sengers') language, if you stop
and listen, they're grateful."
Most frequently asked ques-
tion: "'Where's the bathroom?'
But some people want to know
what airport they're in. You
know, you get off the plane
from Paris or somewhere and
you're jetlagged and you've
gone through customs and you
don't know where you are."
What he wishes you knew
about his job: "We work hard at
customer service. That one per-
son you see in the airport who
says, 'May I help you?' makes
all the difference."
What he likes most about the
job: "The people. My co-workers
and I are a family."
What he likes least: "Negative
comments made about our air-

Bishop Jakes takes BEST to Jacksonville

Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder
and senior pastor of the Potters
House in Dallas, will host The
BEST conference in
Jacksonville on August 11-12.
Jakes recently closed his
Megafest 2006 "Celebration of
Unity" concert at the Georgia
Dome in Atlanta where the all-
star Oetravaganza commemo-
rated Bishop Jakes 30 years in
the ministry.

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"It is not a church
forum, it is not a faith
forum, it is a business
forum," he explains of
BEST (Black
Economic Success
Training). Participants
will include scholar
Cornel West, NBA
preneur Magic
Johnson, Thomas

Dortch, chairman
emeritus, 100 Black
Men of America and
other leaders who will
share their expertise
and train others. "If we
are trained to succeed,
we will." More informa-
tion on BEST is avail-
able at
JAKES Reflecting on his
30th anniversary in

the ministry, he notes, "It's
been an amazing journey and
culminating on the 30th cele-
bration gives me a moment to
reflect on so many experi-
ences that happened along
the way the very meager
beginnings and how God
blessed me in so many ways.
It's a moment to reflect and
appreciate all of the things
that He has done."

Because the history of people of the African Diaspora
cannot be fully told in one month or one year, The Miami
Times will share our history in this weekly section. At
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County Ad hoc Committee: Needs 'victims' members to get funds

continued from 1A

Church leaders were con-
cerned about the makeup of
the committee.
"We are all for the commit-
tee, but we feel the communi-
ty needs to be involved. The
county thinks they have all
the answers for the people
who are being victimized. You
need to hear from the victims;
you need to know how they
feel, what's their pain and

what are their concerns. You
don't ignore their pain," said
Reverend Richard P. Dunn.
Dunn sought to express the
sense of urgency that has
been seemingly missing.
"We're also-of the opinion and
belief that this oversight board
does not need to consist of the
county commissioners who
had six years to oversee. It's a
day late and a dollar too short.
It's time now that we bring
about change," Dunn said.
There is now an ongoing

investigative report sum-
moned by Congressman
Kendrick Meek and many feel
it shouldn't have come to this
point. Nathaniel Wilcox,
Executive Director of PULSE,
said that blame should not
only go to the developers, but
the County Commissioners as
"Because of these develop-
ers and the friends of our
Metro Dade County
Commissioners, these people
are out in the cold waiting for

Grand Jury scrutinizes the housing agency

continued from 1A

Reverend Ralph Ross, pastor
of the 109 year old Historic Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, that is
located within walking distance
of the Crosswinds property,
looks forward to the current
Commission being more
accountable and living up to
promises. "I previously request-
ed and was promised by the
City a building to help feed
more people, said Ross. The
promise was not kept, which is
important to the church which
co-sponsors a program that
feeds the homeless during the
week. He wants more to be
done about homelessness in
Overtown and Crosswinds is
not the answer.
Perry stated that "Housing
affordability is based on the
equation of housing and jobs. If
people are not fully employed,
meaning full-time, above mini-
mum wage . with benefits,

the 30 percent of income that
should go to housing will not be
However, Dr. Dorothy
Jenkins-Fields, founder of the
Historic Black Archives and a
keeper of Overtown's historic
and culture,
"There is a
need for
more rental
can not t
afford a
....... wh o m e .
Fields also
ARMAND said "an
eq ually y
important issue to consider is
the need for programs that pre-
pare people and give them
training to be in the workforce."
This controversy must be
resolved soon or the property
may revert from the City to the
County, which gave the land to
the city over twenty years ago

Otissha: Another teen murder victim

continued from 1A
state that they did not see any-
thing and only "hit the floor" in
the houses when they heard
However, 34 year-old
Matthew L. Wright, who lives
next door to the house num-
bered 15300, told The Miami
Times, "When the bullets rang
out, everybody scattered and
ran in different directions.
When they started going back,
he heard people shouting,

"She's dead" and then he saw
the body in the street.
Wright also recounted the
August 2 death of his nephew,
whose memorialized t- shirt he
In Miami-Dade, 21 others
under 18 years of age have
been killed before Otissha.
Violence has been the constant
in all their deaths. A reckless
disregard of life has occurred as
displayed by the rampant and
indiscriminately aimed gunfire
that found innocent victims
such as Otissha and Sherdavia.

Miami housing scandal update

continued from 1A
(CDCs) that were awarded $9
million to support housing or
revitalization projects. In eight
of the CBOs and CDCs, 80 per-
cent of the funds paid for staff
salaries instead of construc-
tion or housing.
Miami-Dade Police

Department's office of public
corruption, the State
Attorney's Office and the coun-
ty's inspector general are all
investigating the Housing
The jurors also said that they
had intended to ask county
officials to fire all of the top
management of the Housing

for development of housing for
the area. If construction of the
project is not "substantially" in
construction before August 1,
2007, three parcels at the heart
of the project will revert to the
county. The next city meeting
related to the
proposal is
not scheduled
until the end
of September,
which makes
the prospect
of substantial
d i f f i c u I t,
unless the
FIELDS C i t y
the developer and the commu-
nity reach an agreement that
now seems less likely than
peace between Israel and

Liberty City
1498 NW 54th Street
(Former Jay's
Drugs Location)

affordable housing that
should have already
been built."
Dunn supported his state-
ments, "What makes this so
scandalous is the fact it was
done on the backs of poor
people. We need the money
from the developers now. It's
time out for robbing the poor
and helping make the rich
get richer."

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a
proposed 2,348 foot extension of Runway 9R/27L
at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB) has
been prepared. The EA evaluates the
environmental consequences of extending the
runway an additional 2,348 feet.
The Draft EA is available for review at the following
1) Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Aircraft Noise & Environmental Planning Office
5600 NW 36th Street, Suite 533
Miami, FL 33166
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2) Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Airport Manager's Administrative Office
12800 SW 145th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please contact the Airport Manager's Office at
305-869-1700 to make an appointment to
review the Draft EA.
3) Miami-Dade Aviation Department Website
Questions and comments on the Draft EA will be
accepted until close of business on Wednesday,
September 27, 2006, and should be directed to:

Mr. Norman Hegedus, Aviation Environmental Planner
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Aircraft Noise & Environmental Planning Office
P.O. Box 025504, Miami, Florida 33102

(305) 876-0464


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The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Miami Chapter and Transport
Workers Union (TWU) Local 291 honored former Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Board
of County Commissioners, Dr. Barbara M. Carey-Shuler for her outstanding leadership and
unconditional support to benefit transportation in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Carey-Shuler helped
to establish the Miami chapter of COMTO in January, 1986 and served as Ex-Officio through-
out the years. The Reception was held on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Double Tree Grand

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at 750 Collins Avenue, at 4:30 a.m.The man was walking back to his room when he
noticed the two women walking behind him. When he arrived at his room door one
woman pulled out a silver gun and ordered him inside the room where they made
him lie face-down on the bed with his pants down.The armed women then took$700
and a camera, valued at $500 dollars, before running away.

Police charged a 21-year-old woman with possession of marijuana in the parking
lot at Aventura Mall, located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, at 6 p.m. Police said she
was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic infraction. When officers asked all the
passengers in the car to step outside, the woman threw a small amountof marijua-
na under the car. According to the report, Police arrested her after she admitted the
drug belonged to her.

A woman reported that she left her cellphone on the counter of a bar, located at
6700 Biscayne Boulevard, and when she came back 15 minutes later, it was missing.

A thief entered a shrine through the open front door of the Holy Family Catholic.
Church, located at 14500 NE 11th Avenue, between the hours of 9 and 11:30 a.nm.
and stole about $100 dollars from the donation box.

A man was charged with theft at the 7-Eleven, located at 15100 W. Dixie Highway,
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Virginia Key Beach Park

Saturday August 19,2006

What are your feelings on the government paying over $76,000

to Arab informants in he Liberty City 7 terrorists case?

"It sounds
like a big con-
spiracy. To
pay someone
that much
money just to
be an inform-
ant sounds
funny. It
seems as if
they are using
these Black
people for some different
cause. It's a throw off. It's no
such thing as Black terror-
"I don't think
it's right. It's
just another
way to push
Blacks to the
back. I can't
even find the
words to
explain how I
feel about the
How and why
would the government pay
someone that much money to
be an informant? I believe it's
really crazy and it's simply
isn't right."

"I know for a
fact them
guys aren't
terrorists. I
think they
paid them
that much
money so this
case can be
credible. This
case was
built in order
to take the heat off of some-
one else. I know the govern-
ment has their eyes on the
wrong folks."

"First, I don't
believe these
Blacks are
really terror-
ists. Then for
them to pay
Arabs! They're
paying Arabs!
Hell, look at
who we are
fig h tingg
against. For the government
to pay them all of that money
when we have all of these peo-
ple hungry is ridiculous."

"I think it's
wrong. It's
better places
that the
money could
have been
spent for
them just to
be inform-
ants. That
much money!
I think it's a
conspiracy. I don't think those
Black people are terrorists. I
just think they have been
caught in a bad situation."

S"Honestly, I
don't think
that is right. I
believe it's a
huge conspir-
acy especially
when inform-
ants are get-
ting paid that
much money.
It is just more money in these
Arabs pockets and who knows
what they are doing with the
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Jacqui Colyer A woman of integrity

By Bea L. Hines
Special to The Miami Times

It isn't everyday that a woman
will take the time to walk in
someone else's shoes. Or, with
her family, take on the responsi-
bility of caring for another fami-
ly when the head of that family -
a single mother died leaving
her children to fend for them-
selves in a sometimes hateful
Jacqui Colyer is that kind of
woman. She is, said her long-
time friend Sylvia Williams, a
woman who believes that in
order to help people, you must
have a good feeling for who they
are, what they do and what they
"Jacqui is one of the most
trustworthy and dependable
persons I know. And I have
known her for 34 years. I
remember when when she
worked for the Dade County
Housing Authority years ago,
she moved into the projects so
she could be close to the people.
She wanted to see firsthand
what their needs were; what
their problems were. To me, that
tells me the kind of woman she
is, "Williams said.
"Another time, Jacqui and her
family adopted an entire family
of children after their mother
died. They made sure the chil-
dren stayed in school and sup-
ported the surviving children
without any fanfare. They didn't
go around telling people what
they were doing. They just did it.
That's the kind of family Jacqui
comes from. And that's why I
believe that she will do a won-
derful job as District 104's rep-
resentative in the Florida House
of Representatives," she said.
Williams isn't the only who
can attest to Colyer's quiet
determination to make things
better for others. As a young-
ster, her family lived in the
housing project until she was
six. She learned early to feel the
pain of others. Her younger sis-
ter Valeria Thomas, a local
attorney laughs when she
remembers how it seems that
her big sister has "always" been
a social worker. "Even as a
child... I can remember when
she was only about 10, she was
always getting involved in some-
body's problems, trying to help
them. She' was always a good
listener and she did whatever
she could to help make life bet-
ter for others," Thomas said.
Thomas said her sister Jacqui
has always been her inspiration.
"She always supported me and
told me to strive hard to reach
my goals. Jacqui graduated col-
lege in three years and would
send me money to help out. She
always told me to stay focused."
Colyer is the godmother of her
sister's son Marshall, 17. He
recently entered college. "She
helped me raise my son,"
Thomas said. "Jacqui is a good
person and she is also smart.
She knows how to reach people
and to feel their needs. She
would be an excellent represen-
Grandson Jordan Delegal,
18, echoes his grandaunt's
sentiments. "She is strong-
willed and stern but she is also
loving and caring," Jordan said.
"My grandmother is the kind of
person who will walk that extra
mile for you."
One of the things he likes
best about his grandmother is
how she was always trying to
get him to explore life more.
"She would take us places that
our friends had never visited.
She'd take us to places like
Denver and Las Vegas, places
like that, just to see places dif-
ferent from where we live. I'm
really blessed to have someone
like her in my life."
Born in Charleston, S.C.,
Colyer grew up in Liberty City.
After graduating from Edison
High School, she entered
Winthrop University in South
Carolina where she majored in
Social Work and Education.
She later earned a Master's
Degree from Barry University
and is currently working on a
doctorate in education at the
University of Miami. Colyer
currently serves as the regional
director for Policy Studies, a
government consultant compa-
ny and is an adjunct Professor
at Barry University.
She has been married for 22
years to Leroy Colyer and is
stepmother to her husband's
only daughter. Colyer's own
son, Jordan's father, died trag-
ically 17 years ago.
It is because she under-
stands the needs of the people

that she decided to enter the
District 104 race this time. "I
share the visions of this com-
munity," she said. "I will listen
to the people and I will be a
voice for them in Tallahassee,"
she said.

Jacqui Colyer with the love of her life husband Leroy.

Jacqui with her two grandsons, Jordan Delegal (cap and
gown) Brandon Washington, paternal grandmother Thelma

Jacqui Colyer with Sisters Valeria Thomas and mother
Hester Bland.

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continued from 8A

wrong questions.
"You don't buy almost any-
thing based on what the pay-
ment is, but that's how we
tend to ask the question.
When we go buy a house, a
30-year mortgage, we ask
what's the payment? It can be
an interest only loan which
means you never pay any of
the principal off. It could be a
negative amortization loan,
meaning every time you make
a payment you can owe more
money next month. We don't
ask the question of what's the
interest and what's the terms.
"Rent to own furniture. We
don't ask. How many times in
a year, if I rent this television
set and I pay you every week,
how many times in a year
have I bought this television?
You probably have bought
that television three or four
times," he said.
Kehinde Powell, the manag-
er of the D.C. Hope Center
says she sees people strug-
gling everyday because of
what she calls "massive con-
sumerism" and bad priorities.
Powell said the number one
thing low income Black peo-
ple spend their money on is
eating out and clothing. One
client she had spent at least
$600 a month for drinks and
food at night clubs.
"It's a very negative emo-
tional relationship (with
money). If we don't have it
we're very depressed. If we do
have it we're very happy. It's
kind of like this weird mar-
riage that Black people have
with money. We don't look at
it as we should, like a vehicle
to obtain wealth; what it
means to manage it," she
Bryant agrees that there is
a serious self esteem problem
coupled with the fact that
culturally, Black people don't
talk about their finances.
"There is no dialogue in our
homes around money. We just

cial knowledge hurts Blacks

don't talk about it. We like to
spend it, but we don't want to
talk about it and we don't
understand it. Part of this
comes from this unfortunate
tradition in the Black church
that suggests money is the
root of all evil. Money is not
the root of all evil. The love of
money is the root of all evil.
Money can set you free," he
Experts and financial couq-
selors like Troy A. Robinson,
who is the first vice president
of the New York chapter of the
National Association of Black
Accountants, said that disci-
pline and budgeting is the key
and people, no matter the
income level can live better.
"You really have to go back
and examine what you're
doing to see if there's any-
thing in there you can cut. In
order to build wealth you need
funds and you need excess
funds above and beyond your
normal and necessary
expense. Your cable might
have to go; the cell phone
might have to go. You have to
recognize your strengths and
weaknesses," Robinson said.
"If you exercise proper judg-
ment with your budget other
areas will improve. Your cred-
it will improve because you'll
be paying off your bills. You're
not going to be charging more
than you bring in, so it's going
to trickle down. You'll have,
extra money to invest in the
market. It really starts with
budgeting and saving."
Bryant agrees that disci-
pline and education is what it
takes for the post-civil rights
generation to get ahead in a
society that is becoming more
and more focused on what's
green instead of what's Black
or white.
"We can't keep going around
being mad at the White man
and talking about this is
racism when the fact is
nobody forced you to go to the
rent-to-own store, the White
man didn't force you to go into
his check cashing operation

and pimp yourself when you
could have gone to the bank
and opened a savings
account. You could have disci-
plined yourself and saved
$100 dollars. You know, if you
save $100 every month from
age 17 to age 65 you'll be
worth $4.3 million. And that's
a very conservative mutual
fund," he said.
In addition to the free pro-
grams that are available
through Operation Hope and
volunteers like the National
Association of Black
Accountants, Bryant said,
people can start with cashing
in the Earned Income Tax
"It's a great program," he
said. "In short, last year we
poor folks, mostly Black and
brown, gave the federal gov-
ernment back $9 billion that
is owed to us. The only rea-
son we didn't get it is
because we didn't know to
ask for it. One out of four
Americans didn't even ask for
the EITC credit."
Bryant said people who
make less than $40,000 a
year and have children are
eligible. For example, he said
someone who makes ,$35,000
a year with two kids could be
eligible for $4,000 a year and
this credit is retroactive. All
they have to do is fill out one
page of paperwork, he said.
"If you haven't filed In three
years the government owes
you $12,000. Literally there's
no strings attached. $12,000
is enough money to send your
kids to college, put a down
payment on your house, pay
off a credit card, buy you 20
TV's if that's what you want,
to start a business," he said.
The average refund is about
$1,900 and is mailed out
within 30 days, Bryant said.
"We're not dumb and we're
not stupid," Bryant said.
"We're very savvy you have
to be very smart to survive
poor in America. It's what we
don't know that we don't
know is what's killing us."

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at the Gusman Theater, in Downtown Miami. Her very first stage play and concert featuring Shekinah
Glory Ministries, Jimmy Hicks and Voices of Integrity along with Johnny Sanders was a big success.
Rhonda lived a life behind many masks and after building a real relationship with God, Rhonda is now
taking her testimonies of life to the stage along with a talented cast: Dena Butler, Sheryl Burkes, Mereitta
Freeman, Vanessa Wilcox, Cynthia Rogers, Sandreka Miller, Joyce Warren, Cash and Dontae.The play is
now on tour for Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C.;Texas and many more cities.

Barbara Screen, who is Visions of Talent's Manager, shared her decorating talent on the stage,
which helped bring the play to real reality. She is one who has always believed in Rhonda and her
dreams. A woman with a big heart filled with much love. Life Behind The Mask, gives God all the


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Use your weapon

It occurred to me recently
that most of us don't take a lot
of junk from people. We would
not even think of sitting quiet-
ly and allowing someone to

curse us and berate us. We
could not imagine someone
showing up at our door unin-
vited and demanding to come
in, only to put us down and

tell us how worthless and des-
picable we were. Would you
stand in the middle of your
living room crying because the
person who barged into your
home told you things that
were either untrue or from a
long ago past that is no longer
your present?
Most of us would not allow
this type of situation to con-
trol us. But yet, even some
who might be chuckling over
this scenario, shaking their

heads in amusement and
wondering who would be so
foolish as to take this kind of
punishment, put up with this
on a regular basis from the
devil. Too many of us allow
the devil to barge into our
minds and our spirits and
take over. If you are a
Christian who has accepted
the Lord Jesus as Savior, then
you belong to Christ, not to
the devil! How can you allow
him to control what does not

belong to him?! Rebuke him
soundly and put him out!
I cannot tell you that if you
do this, he will never return to
attempt to haunt your
thoughts again. Even in God's
Word, when Jesus' forty day
fast in the wilderness is relat-
ed, the first person that Jesus
encounters at the end of this
fast was the devil. We know
the story of the temptations He
endured from the devil. The
Bible does not say that

because Jesus was holy and
righteous, the devil did not
bother him. The Bible does not
say that the devil did not come
to Jesus with foolishness on
his lips. The Bible does not say
that the devil did not attempt
to confuse and deceive Jesus.
What the Bible does say is that
Jesus stood firm on the Word
of God, reminded the devil of
the Word of God, rebuked him
soundly and went on about
His business.


Spirit of The Lord
Ministries, Reverend D.G.
Williams, pastor, is having
their opening service on
Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Please
come and be blessed. For more
information, please call 786-

Believers in Christ
Ministries will be in revival
August 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.
nightly. Co-pastor Pamela
Lemon will be the speaker. For
more information, call 305-

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, will be
holding its Deaconess
Ministry's annual Program,
August 13 at 3:30 p.m. For
more information, please call
******* *
The Missionary-Gospel Choir
of St. Matthews Missionary
Baptist Church, Inc.,
Reverend Dr. Phillip Clarke, Jr.,
pastor, will have their anniver-
sary on August 13 at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-635-5177.

TJCF Holiness Church will

be having a revival, August 14-
16 at 7:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-573-7650.

Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church will hold the culmina-
tion of Pastor Clarks' 27th
Anniversary on August 13 at
11 a.m. Then at 3:30 p.m.,
Moderator Glenn Miller and
congregation of Bright Star
Baptist Church will be in
charge of the service.

Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
Pastor of God's Way Assembly
Faith Cathedral, Inc., invites
everyone to their Morning
Divine Worship Service,
Sundays at 11 a.m. and
Prayer and Worship Service'
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more!
information, call 305-685-
6855 or 786-287-1895.

A Mission With A New
Beginning Men's Auxiliary
along with Pastor Bishop
Eugene Joyner Sr. would like to
invite everyone to their annual
Building Fundraiser on
August 11 at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-

The officers and members of

St. Mary's Wesleyan
Methodist Church cordially
invite the entire community to
Their "Spirit of Service"
Banquet honoring dedicated
members. The affair will be
held on August 12 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites everyone to hear
the word of God on August 9 at
7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 786-258-1826.
God Word God COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites everyone to hear
the word of God preached on
August 13 at 4 p.m. For more
information, call 786-258-

God Word God COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites everyone to hear
the word of God preached on
August 11 at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 786-

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,
August 13 at 10:45 a.m. and 4

p.m. The community is invited
to join us in celebrating the
First Family's Anniversary. For
more information, call
Gritzella P. Jones at 305-628-
4995 or Pamela Brooks at

The Senior Missionary
Society of First Baptist
Church of Bunche Park,
Reverend Alexander Bostic, Jr.,
pastor, is celebrating their
54th Anniversary Prayer
Luncheon on August 12 at 11

Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
join us in dedicating 17th
Avenue in honor of Reverend
Dr. George E. McRae,
Pastor/Teacher, August 13 at
4 p.m. at the church. Special
Thanks to Commissioner
Dorrin D. Rolle for making this
possible. For more informa-
tion, please contact Tangela
Sears at 786 286-7843.

The House of God Miracle
Revival Fellowship Church,
Dr. J. Mortimer, pastor, will be
having their annual Jubilee
Services, August 7-12 at 7:30
p.m. nightly and August 13 at
9 a.m. For more information,
please call 305-638-3142.


Outreach Ministries, Adell
Davis, pastor, will be having
Revival, August 9-11 at 7:30
p.m. nightly. Come and be
blessed, healed, delivered and
set free.
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.

The Memorial Temple
Baptist Church family, under
the leadership of Pastor Ellise
Cox, invites you to our annual
Family and Friends Day,
August 13 at 7:30 a.m., 11
a.m. and 4 p.m. services. For
more information, please call
******* *
Join Mayor Joseph L. Kelly
and other local pastors every
Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the
Cultural Arts Center in Opa-
locka for prayer. For more
information, please call 305-
Join us for Old Fashioned
Prayer every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Mary Brantley
at 786-222-3144.

Assembly To Know Is To Understand

Ministries, Inc. is having a
temporary Liquid Detergent
Assistance Project. For more
information, please contact
P.O. Box 661635, Miami
Springs, Florida, 33266-1635.

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-

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-

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No Jive Productions, Inc is
seeking male and female
actors between the ages of 23-
40 to portray characters in our
upcoming smash hit play "His
Double Life," August 12 from
2-7"All Talent must to
submit two photos (head shot,
full body shot) and contact
information to: No Jive
Productions, Inc, PO Box
170767, Miami, FL 33017 or
email casting@nojiveproduc- to set up casting

Come meet and greet your
elected officials and candi-
dates for 2006, August 10
from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Law
Office at 2820 N.W. 135

The sixth annual Jazz in
the Park Picnic, hosted by
Miami-Dade Commissioner
Dorrin D. Rolle, District 2 will
be held August 12 from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arcola Lakes,

The Civic Chorale will have
auditions August 27 from 2-4
p.m. at the University of Miami
Frost School of Music, Broby
Rehearsal Hall. Musical skills
will be evaluated; including
sight singing, tonal memory.
and rhythmic accuracy. To
schedule an audition or for
more information, call 305-
490-5930 or email civic-

88.9 FM Serious Jazz pres-
ents its 10th Miami Jazz
Film Festival, August 10-13,
at the Bill Cosford Cinema,
University of Miami. For more
information, visit or call 305-

Neighborhood Housing
Services presents Free
Homebuyer Counseling and
Training at NHS. Orientation
is August 31 and Homebuyer
Education is August 12. For
more information, call 305-

Revelation Christian
Academy, Inc. is accepting
resumes for immediate teach-
ing positions for its Middle
School in all subjects plus
afterschool. Please fax all
resumes to 305-758-5656,
Attn. Mrs. Reid.

Alix Desulme and
Associates, Inc., a consulting
firm based in Miami, is seek-
ing anyone who is interested
in becoming a poll worker for
the upcoming elections and

early voting. Applicants must
be 18 years or older and able
to communicate. Creole and
Spanish workers are also
needed, workers may start
beginning August 21 to
Election Day on September 5.
For more information, please
contact Janet Dixon at 305-
Interested!! An informational
meeting will be hosted by the
Miami Alumni Chapter of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Incorporated, for all
college/university graduate
men on August 11 at 7 p.m.
promptly. Business attire is
required. For more informa-
tion, please, call 305-975-

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,
entertainment and a bakeoff.
Those interested in being per-
formers, sponsors or vendors
or for general information,
contact Jimmy Nickerson at
786-285-7540 or

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.

There will be a free work-
shop at Miami Dade College -
North campus for Faith and
Community-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
information, call 305-536-
5678 x 2271.

CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for per-
sons 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
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And 1 players pose with kids in I Have a Dream program.

I Have A Dream-Overtown,

And 1 thank essay participants

By Brandyss Howard

The I Have A Dream-Overtown, Inc.
Foundation along with the 2006 And 1 Mix
Tape Tour met at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary
School to recognize children who participated
in the D.R.I.V.E. (Determination, Reaching
Out, Inspiration, Vision and Enthusiasm)
Essay Contest. Dreamers, as they are called,
were asked to write an essay about ways they
could improve their community. Players from
And 1 such as Spyda, Main Event and The
Assassin came out to speak to all guests
about the importance of education and posi-
tive decision making.
Eric Lewis, Project Director of the IHAD pro-
gram, felt very good about giving the kids the
opportunity to meet players that they respect
and admire. He said the opportunity present-
ed itself ihrough an online irtation. "We
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were very proud of our Dreamers for partici-
pating in this contest and feel privileged that
And 1 took the time to recognize our pro-
gram," said Lewis.
Dreamers were able to meet the players, get
autographs and receive official And 1 t-shirts
and DVDs. Approximately 150 tickets were
given away to attend the And 1 Mix Tape Game
held Thursday at the Bank United Center. The
three essay winners Trenice Maddox, Sendy
Joseph and Keyalah Thelusma, all' of whom
will be fourth graders at Wheatley in the
upcoming school year, were rewarded by read-
ing their essays with the players and will
receive a plaque in recognition of their positive
words for a better community.
The following paragraphs are excerpts from
the winning essays:'
"I would improve the schools in my commu-
nity by hiring teachers that make sure that the
students are paying attention and learning a
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Sherbondy Park now ready for community use

Through a competitive grant
from the Department of
Community Affairs and the
office of Urban Opportunity,
Front Porch Florida
Community and under the
Direction of Esrone McDaniels,
Opa-locka/North Dade Front
Porch received $75,000 to revi-
talize Sherbondy Park.
Sherbondy Park had been
closed for two years. In an
effort to help reduce the high
crime rate and address the low
number of high school gradu-
ates in the area, Opa-
locka/North Dade Front Porch
wanted to make an impact by
helping to revitalize the park
and give youth a constructive
and safe outlet.
A grant was written and sub-
mitted by Opa-locka/North
Dade Front Porch Chairperson
Mary Alice Brown and Board
member Jannie Russell, with
technical support from Charles
Brown, Opa-locka Parks and
Recreation Director.

(I-r) Linda Bracy; Ulysses Harvard; Troy F.; Vice Mayor Terece Pinder; Commissioner Rose Tydus; Ella Cobb;
Commissioner Jordan, Miami Gardens; Mayor Kelley; Mary Alice Brown Front Porch; and Jannie Russel.

The awarded grant of
$75,000 was earmarked to
install a new Tot Lot area,
resurfacing of the two basket-
ball courts and to provide 10
computers for youth to learn
computer skills. Assistance

with the management of this
grant was provided by former
Front Porch Community
Liaison, Ulysses Harvard.
Both the City of Opa-locka
and the Opa-locka/North Dade
Front Porch are excited about

the completion of this project.
In a show of pride, they held a
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on
July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at
Sherbondy Park, located at
380 Bahman Avenue in Opa-

Teenage playwright making impact in community

By Kimberly Grant
Special to the Times

Talking to Nicole Johnson, you
would never know that she was only
thirteen years old. You'd have to lis-
ten very closely. Then, slowly, her
age starts to trickle into the conver-
sation. It's hard to believe that
someone so pint-sized would be
able to have such lofty goals, yet
there exists such a girl.
"I consider myself a girl who likes
the arts, but I also consider myself as a
playwright," Johnson said. At just thir-
teen years old, Johnson wrote After
the Bell, a play about the conse-
quences of being a part of a clique,
in which the message was it is not
a good idea to be a part of a one.
After seeing first hand, the nega-
tive effects of a clique, Johnson
felt compelled to let it be known
that such acceptance is neither
desired nor required.
According to Johnson, a
clique is "a group of kids that
act the same. They do the same
things. They work together. It's
not a group of people that are

doing a good thing, usually. And, cliques just kind of
exclude people who aren't exactly like them," Johnson
To Johnson cliques are a source of a lot teen angst
and should be done away with. She wants
teenagers to realize that being a teen doesn't mean
following the crowd. Sometimes, it's best to just be
who you are and not worry about the frivolous things.
Speaking of being who you are, Johnson isn't just a
playwright. She's a singer, dancer, actress and public
speaker. She's been offered roles like Nala, from The Lion
King and won dozens of awards and accolades for her
dancing and public speaking. She's
achieved quite a bit for someone who
just started the journey called high
school; New World School of the Arts
to be exact.
' In conversation this auspicious
teenager brings out an inner posi-
S tivity that one wishes they saw in
adults with half her talent and
k ability. She's quite hopeful that
she will excel at New World, win
the NFAA Award (given by Quincy
Jones, himself), move to New
York and attend an art school of
her choosing. Julliard, New York
University, Columbia or Yale's
i School of Drama will be up for
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Bookbag give-a-way in

the City of Opa-locka

By Deborah Sheffield Irby

The hot August heat could not compare to the hot sounds of
Opa-locka's youth in concert at the Magnolia Homeowners and
Tenants Association ninth annual Back to School Celebration on
August 3 at Segal/Miller Park in the great City of Opa-locka.

Mayor Joseph L. Kelley at bookbag give-a-way.
More than 800 youth and their parents enjoyed a fantastic
concert in the park with plenty of food and good music. Power 96
DJ Teddy T and Miami Pipeline DJ Bass hosted the concert,
which showcased Lil Bass (whose hit single Kool-Aid is No. 3 on
the R&B charts), Brothers Angelo and Antonio, DEeezy, Moet,
Ericka Lee and the fabulous Twins.
The Homeowners Association along with Mayor Joseph L.
Please turn to BOOKBAG 15B

The Family Foundation hosts

15th annual AIDS benefit banquet

You are invited to attend the
15th Annual AIDS Benefit
Banquet of The Family
Foundation, Inc.
This event will take place on
Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
at The Radisson Hotel in
downtown Miami.
Featured speaker is Miami
Native, Mina Riley, president
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
of Tucson Arizona.
Entertainment will be provided
by vocalist Merian Terry and
Karris Klosets and Fashions.
For more information, please
contact Darryl Baxter at 305- Reverend Darryl K. Baxter
690-9170. Founder/President

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93rd Street Community"
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"r Street
Order of Services
7:30 Moming :Wirship
It a.m...Motming Worship
Evening Worship
ll & 3rd Sunday.6 p.inr
Tuesday Bible Study .7 p.ti.

"First Thessalonians
Missionary Baptist Church
5150 N.W. 2nd Ave.

Sunday School
9:30 a.9 m
Sunday Morning Service
Bible Study
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

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

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10" Avenue
Order of Services:
Slarly Sunday Worship...7:30 a~m.
Sunday Sch ol ................9:30 a.m.,
Sunday Moming WashipI,....IIam.
Surtay Evening Servicet,,6pipal
Tuesday Player Meeting .,,7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:30(p.m.
"Nou Just c ICh tiich u .Moveitn l

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3'" Avenue

Fax 305-573.4060*Fax 305-7255-854!
Order of Services:

4"l Sa ,BTI- 1:30-2:30 p [ ln,

/Apostolic Revival Center\
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program
S.un ... .-3 p . S.i Wlay 5 p 1.
Wae ttetesaory PMayer9tnm. 12p i.
Monliug Service .................. I h .l.
Sun. -Eve. Worship ........... 7:30t pi,.
tI eI -Pniyer Meeting. 7:301 p..
Fri. Bible Study ................. 7:3 0 p.i.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
w ww.! J'r ,llds hieiitt l ii
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Order or services
I lIur of Prayer.........6:30 u.m.
Early Morning Worship....7:30i a.m.
Sllnday School.......... 9:30 11.Um.
Y011ili Minlislry Stidy.Wed..7 a.111.
Prayer/Bible Siudy..Wedi .7 p..
Neonday Altar Prayer.. (M-F)
eediCg ie I Etlngy evt
W'ednesday,..I Iti. 11. I t.

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

Order of Services:
Sunday- Chunirch School...........10 I,
Woriship Service .............. I :15 a.m.
Tutesdays Bible Class..............77 p.m
4th Sunday Evenink Worship.....6 p.i


/Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5'1 Sunday) ......8:00 am
Sunday School ..........9:45 amn
Morning Service .....I1:00 am
Comnmunion Service
(Thurs. bele 1P Stnday) 7:30pm i
I ^ Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

The Soul Saving Station Ot
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305.681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School...........9 .m..
t tSunday Worsiip..11 a.m. & 7
J Tuesday Worsiip.......7:45
Noon113 Day Ptaye. Mutt.-Ft.

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services:
Sun...9:30( a.m....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service..............I I am.
Tuesday....7 p. Family Night
l H Wed.. I1 a.m.Intercessory Prayer

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School.............9 a.m.
NBC .............. ......... 10:05 a.m.
W orship .......................I 1 a.rr1.
Worship ........... 4 pn.
Mission and Bible Class
lTuesda y ............... 6:30 p.m.
Y outh Meetin/Choir rehearsal

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
.nti Day Sunday Sehtli..9:45amt
Sunday Monling Wislip .I..t 11 i.m.
Sunday MenIs tBible Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday Idies tBible Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship.i.6 p(tl.
Tuesday Night (little Study.7:30fni
l'Ttuilay Motning lBible Cli ss I I a.1.,
'1ranrsportatlon available Call:
3<5-.634-4851) 3i15.6191.-958

Liberty City Church -
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School............. 0 a.m.
S Sunday Evening ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence. 7:31) p.m.
Tue. Bible Class. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship ......10 an.m.
\St San. S0ttg9PritetiCe ..6 p.m.

S/New Harvest Missionary I New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church Baptist Church
7 12145 N.W. 27th Avenue 1881 N.W. 103" St.
5 305-681-3500 Order of Services:
Order of Services: 7:311 a.. & 1M:in:5.i.
Im. Encly Mornlilng Wo.,rshllip-.. & 3arl Sun. Clu-h^ H sch1" ot d / ri t hn lo n..... "
M orlinlg Wo irshil ............... m(1:30;.l N. lDl l ay h y C
TileS. hl-ighil Minlry ................. Prayer Scrvic....................7:30 p.13 tBi .
Il tti d S tu y t.............. t ............ .'a y l/ .ih c S t uy
C rc SO l ............. . ll y.................... 7:311


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ........... 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship .......... 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23,30 and 37
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/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4'" Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
St:unday Schotl ........... 10:30 a.m
Sun. Morning Servs.. ..12 pnit
I vettig W ,is ' 6 p.1.

Tuesday "Youtll Night"I....K |i. I
W tl. "Noion Day Praiyer"i ..12 p..In
Wed. Night Biblie SlutIy..... p.. /
ThtNrsiday Night "(,t'ttilgttltn Bi3ile
Ciiollegcp..........( ll'|.
lidril;v Niglh( Wornhlipl SIrv...8 |,. nm


Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street

I Order of Services:
Sunday Mtnhitg Service.s
Sunday Schoolo.............3103am.
Wotrship Service ............ II
Ttesdaiy Bible Study,. tp.m.
Thtirday (Player Setvict..S

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.......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........I I a.m.
Free Golf Every 2" & 41' Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula'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:
siuday wViidut Sand 10; u
Sunday Schi l.......... 9 :45a i
Monday im ,yrlVanl o l d 7:30 p1,1
Mou ay ti bl Study ................................ 8
satuaray -Hmo Mis oil .................... a m'.
Stal-hy lixxl Givn-a-Way ..................l

/ St. John Baptist Church \
1328 N.W. 31 Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ... 11 a.m.
i Natire finr Batpisi Churches
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
I Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
o Meeting ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Biible Stitly W ed ................ 8 I),1.
S et n ih tSchoo ell ................t t
Stiun. Worship Servi .11:30 a1.1m1.
Wed. Nigh( hntecle.sory' r'raycr
I ~Iroem 7:30 to 8 p.m. ]

/ Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street

Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Pntycr Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.

1 (800) 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:
SEarly Morning Worship 7:30 a.m:
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
: Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Iies. beforctthe I st Sun.....7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Early Mornming Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday School ............. 1:30 a.m.
Morning, Pnise/Worship ..II a.m.
Youth Choir- Sau lay ......11 a.111.
Prayer Meeting & Hible Study

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Lockhart in concert at Incarnation Sunday

The singing ability of
Valentino George Adonis
Iockhart was discovered by
Marietta Coakley, the wife of
the former Minister of the
Bahamas. At the age of six, he
made his debut at his primary
school, Willard Patton Primary
in Nassau, singing the "Lords
Prayer." Shortly there after, he
became a member of the
Bahamas National Children's
Choir, which afforded him the
opportunity to share his talent
with audiences throughout
the United States. Upon grad-
uating from middle school to
senior high, Valentino contin-
ued to sing. He attended C. R.
Walker Secondary School and
he was taken under the wing
of Darlene Larimore, who was
extremely influential in his
continued interest in singing..
While at C.R. Walker, he
joined the school choir and he
was made assistant choir
director and Tenor section
Valentino also started the

group KJC (Knight for Jesus
Christ.) Throughout his years
in senior high school,
Valentino competed in local
competitions such as the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc., talent search in which he
placed first. He also competed
in the National Arts Festival in
which he was the winner for
three consecutive years.

Lockhart will be in concert
Sunday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. at
The Church of the Incarnation,
1835 Northwest 54th Street.

In high school, Valentino
auditioned for the Bahamas
National Youth Choir under
the direction of Cleophas R.E.
Adderley. This renowned
bahamian choir is known
throughout the Caribbean, the
United States and Europe.
Valentino was accepted in the
choir in 1995 and became one
of the featured soloist, he
remained a member until

Opa-locka youth live in concert

continued from 13B

Kelley and Commissioner
Timothy Holmes passed out
625 book bags filled with
school supplies, along with
Wal-Mart gift cards for the par-
ents, certificates for school
uniforms and special gifts for
the kids.
Homeowners President
Johnnie Mae Green and Vice

President Gail Miller stated
that each year the back to
school celebration gets bigger
and better. Miller also stated
that she truly thanked the
sponsors, The City of Opa-
locka Channel, Florida
Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Auto
Depot International, Opa-
locka Hialeah Flea Market and
Waste Management for their
tremendous support to the
youth in Opa-locka.

Valentino Lockhart

2001. As a member he trav-
eled to Russia, Paris,
Scotland, China, Finland and
London just to name a few
places. He competed in the
international competitions
including the prestigious
Arbedeen International Youth
Festival in Scotland where he
successfully made it through

House of God



The community is invited to
our appreciation program held
at the House of God
Church, located at 6891 N.W.
13 Avenue, Saturday, August
12 at 6 p.m.

to the finals.
After graduating from the
high school, Valentino attend-
ed the College of the
Bahamas, where he joined the
college choir under the direc-
tion of Audrey Dean-Wright.
With the choir he participated
in the Southeastern Collegiate
festival in Savannah, Georgia.
Black colleges from all over
the United States came
together to form a mass choir
recognizing the worlds of
Black composers. He was
blessed with the opportunity
to work with the late Moses
Hogan, performing as the fea-
tured soloist in his famous
"Go Down Moses."
In 2002, Valentino moved to
Miami to attend New Word
School of the Arts to pursue a
Bachelors in Music Education
and Performance. Recently
Valentino was accepted in to
the music department of
Florida International
University where he plans to
continue his education.

Deacon Wilmon Thompkins

And 1 congratulates participants of essay contest

continued from 13B

variety of things. Teachers
should have excellent disci-
pline skills to control students
who misbehave. Also, teachers
should make activities that
will engage and encourage stu-
dents to be more enthusiastic
about learning."
-Keyalah Thelusma

"Sometimes people don't
care about helping to stop pol-

lution and littering. If we are
not careful, pollution can kill
animals, people, even you and
me! If more police were around
more often to stop these peo-
ple, it would help our commu-
-Trenice Maddox

"I would change the way I
respond towards people that
are adults. Because being
rude is uncalled for, espe-
cially because being rude
shows that I'm immature.

Plus, I hope that by changing
my opinions, I would change
other people's opinions too."
-Sendy Joseph

Dennis Chism, a.k.a.
Spyda, told The Miami Times
that most of the players
came from humble begin-
nings and felt it was impor-
tant to give back to the inner
city communities. "We want
to see these kids have good
occupations in the future.
We break it down for them. I

use my silliness sometimes
to reach them," said Spyda.
He also stated that by shar-
ing his life experiences with
children, it makes them
more comfortable as they feel
he can relate to them on a
more personal level. "When
we were growing up, some of
us had and some of us did-
n't. I think it's important for
these kids to see that they
can overcome obstacles and
live out their dreams," con-
cluded Spyda.

Nicole Johnson: Truly wise beyond her years

continued from 13B

the picking as long as she con-
tinues on her path of being a
renaissance teen.
Some would call this bright
young woman the next
Beyonce Knowles. With her
musical theater aspirations
and love for making people
happy, she could be some stiff
competition for the starlet in
just a matter of years.
Of course, she's got a starting
line of support rooting for her
success. Johnson credits her
mom, Jean, a per diem anes-
thesiologist and her father,
Jasper, President of Clear
Channel Outdoor, for her

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continued from 12B

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

The Institute for Authentic
Social Work is looking for volun-
teers to train as Life Coaches for
its Sisterhood Connection pro-
gram. Contact The Institute at
305-770-1533. Training begins in
September. One year commit-
ment required.

Terra Lingua (non-profit organ-
ization) is seeking volunteers to
host English speaking Foreign
Exchange Students from various
countries ages 15-18. For more
information, call 877-520-2522.

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 information, call 305-
****** *

knowledge and zeal for the arts.
They've been behind her
every step of the way; allowing
her to have dance, singing and
acting lessons and supporting
her excitement to see Broadway
shows like, The Color Purple.
To be so young and involved in
so many activities, it's hard to
comprehend how Johnson is
able to maintain a normal
childhood and have good
friends stand by her side.
"They're (friends) extremely
supportive of what I do," said
the teenager, who started out
as a recital dancer and worked
her way up to where she is
today. "There's no change in my
friendships. They don't treat me
any differently. They treat me

exactly as they have for the
past eight years." This is evi-
dent as her friends were on
hand to help ring the bell for
After the Bell and as backstage
When Johnson isn't busy
with her many artistic activi-
ties, she likes to read. Included
in her summer reading list are
The Color Purple by Alice
Walker and Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen. Johnson also
likes to read about Black histo-
ry and other period pieces.
It stands to reason that
Johnson would have a boat-
load of role models and people
who inspire her. But, she only
has a few. They consist of
Phylicia Rashad, Vanessa

seminars on owning your own
business. For more information,
call 305-626-3155.

The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS at
the Belafonte Tacolcy Center pro-
vides reliable services and confi-
dential support to Liberty City
families in need. Call 305-751-
1295 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
to set your appointment today.

Class Meetings

Miami Jackson's Class of
1967 will hold an important
meeting on Sunday at 1 p.m.,
August 20 at the Scott Park
Community Center to make
plans for the 40th reunion. For
more information, contact Carla
1. Robinson at 305-621-1679

Miami Northwestern's Class
of 1967 are making plans for
their 40th Reunion. Come and be
a part of it. For more information,
please call Connie Sheffield at
305-626-0757 or Elaine
Patterson at 305-757-4471.

The Class of 1976 from
Miami Jackson High will be
meeting every Saturday at 3
p.m. at Range Park. Class
reunion activities are sched-
uled fro August 25-27.

Williams and Broadway stars
Elizabeth Withers-Mendez
and Anne Reinking.
She draws inspiration from
singers like Toni Braxton,
who was in a production of
Aida on Broadway, Chaka
Khan and Gladys Knight. She
also draws inspiration from
her humorous father, her
encouraging mother and
dancer/actress grandmother
who aspired to be in musical
theater as well.
"I just want everybody to
know that I am an arts lover,"
said Johnson. "I love to make
people joyful and it's not that
I want to have fame; I want
to bring joy to everybody by
entertaining them."

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. For more informa-
tion, please call Helen Tharpes
Boneparte at 305-691-1333.

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-

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 miamitedi- or
mail to 900 NW 54th
Street, Miami, 33127-1818.
For further information,
call 305-694-6216.

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

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

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

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,
.MMMM"' qn


08/04/49 07/12/94

Charles, it has been another
year since your birthday, but
still the memory of you is as
vivid as though it was yesterday
when you left us. We miss you
and look forward to our reunion.
Love your mother Mrs. Eva
Knight and family.

Death Notice

GUSON of New Saint James
Missionary Baptist Church, 35
years pastoring, died on August 7.
Viewing and memorial services
will be held at New Saint James
Missionary Baptist Church 1476
N.W. 58 Terrace, from 5-7 p.m,
on August 15.
Funeral service will be held Au-
gust 16 at 11 a.m. at Antioch
Baptist Church, 2799 N.W. 46

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


Solomon McQueen, you were
the joy of our lives.
We treasure our memories, so
you are never far away.
A year has passed, and you
always remain in our hearts.
You made us laugh and smile
when times were gray.
You helped us see the sun even
on rainy days.
We are eternally grateful to
for allowing us the time we
shared together.
You were a loving and devoted
husband and father and a Spe-
cial Grandfather.
Your loving wife, Daslen
McQueen; children and grand-

Death Notice

64 of Miami,1died August 3.
Services, Saturday 3:30 p.m.
Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel

Little Rock celebrates annual meeting

Little Rock Primitive Baptist
Church, Elder Richard Austin
of Macon, GA is the pastor,
located at 1790 Alibaba Ave
Opa-locka, is having their
annual three day meeting start-
ing Friday, August, 18 through
the 20 starting at 1 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Elder
Van R. Snead of Jacksonville.
Dinner will be served after
Sunday services.
For more information, please
call 305-947-8528.
Come have a shouting good

Soul Saving musical at Rock of Ages

Reverend Jodie Alexander, Pastoral Anniversary. Theme:
First Lady Arpie Alexander and "Voices of Praise," August
the entire Soul Saving 12 at 6:30 p.m. This event will
Missionary Baptist Church, be held at Rock of Ages
invites you to our musical on Missionary Baptist Church,
behalf of our pastor's seventh 2722 N.W. 55 Street.

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for Dade County
Schools, died
August 3 at
North Shore
Hospital. She
was born
December 13,
1922 in Dublin,
Georgia in
County to
Dossie (mother) and Luther aka
'Buster' (father) Kellom. Survivors
include: daughter, Vima Rhea
Tucker; two grandsons, Carliss and
Lange Cook, Miami; sister,
Rebecca Nix, Rochester, NY;
cousin, Maggie Kellom,
Jacksonville; Walker familes of
Miami and Dublin; nieces, Fletta
Mae Wells, Reva Mae Kenney,
Carolyn and Sarah Kellom, Bernice
Gordon and Brenda, Miami;
nephews, Clarence, K. Lee, Alvin
and James Kellom, Miami; and a
host of nieces, nephews and
cousins in Dublin, GA; goddaughter,
Mary Williams, Ft. Lauderdale.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Zion Hill
Missionary Baptist Church, 2485
N.W. 60th Street.

homemaker, died August 6.
Arrangements are incomplete.

EARLENA B. McCOY, 65, retired
nurse, died August 5 at Aventura
Hospital. Remains are being
shipped to Monticello, NY for final
rites and burial.

laborer with Alert
Bumpers, died
August 6 at
Cedars Medical
C e n t e r.
are incomplete.

SON, SR., 66,
Miami-Dade fire-
fighter, died
August 4 at
Memorial West
Robinson was
born in Blakely,
Georgia. He
served in the mil-
itary and eventu-
ally moved to Miami where he recent-
ly retired from the Metro-Dade Fire
Department after twnty-eight years of
service. Survivors include: fiancee,
Blanche A. Tynes; children, James Jr.,
Mark, Sr., Michael and Michelle;
grandchildren, Mark, Jr., Aliana,
Devon, Torrence, Alexis and Brianna.
Memorial service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
New Way Fellowship, 16800 NW
22nd Avenue. Our Dad will be truly
missed by those who loved and cher-
ished time spent with him. Please
keep James in your prayers.


Arrangements are


clerk, died July
22 at Memorial
Medical Center.
include: chil-
dren, Colin
and Marsha
Stewart; moth-
er, Gwendolyn
Sutton. Services were held
Saturday August 5th at Coopers'
Temple C.O.G.I.C. Entombment
Dade Memorial Park.

dian, died July
30 in Orlando.

include: chil-
dren, Johnny,
Wayne Bullard,
An nette ,t
Williams; sister,
Martha Roberts;
brother, Jerry
Thomas. Service Saturday 11 a.m.
at Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment Southern
Memorial Park.


DORETHA LAZIER, 83, died July
24. Services
were held.

July 26. Arrangements are incom-

ELLEN S. TUCKER, 79, social
worker, died
August 7.
include: niece,
Donna Lundy;
two nephews,
Nathaniel and
Ste wart .
Memorial serv-
ice Wednesday,
1 p.m. at
Church of the Open Door.

ISABELLE BLUE, 93, retired
principal for
Dade County
Public Schools,
died July 27.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Mt. Tabor
Baptist Church.

40, computer
technician, died
July 16.
include: father,
Woodard B.
Vaught; mother,
Vaught; four
aunts, Chrystina
Vaught, Susie Williams, Geneva
Mitchell and Willie Belle Vaught; two
uncles, William Charles Seabrooks
and S.J. Brown; and a host of
cousins, friends and other relatives.
Service Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at
Church of the Open Door.

Royal Palm
student, died
July 30 at
Memorial West
Medical Center.
Visitation Friday,
3-9 p.m. Service
August 22, 10
a.m. at New
Birth Cathedral
of Faith

August 4. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at North
Miami Avenue Church of God.

WILLIE MOTON, JR., 64, died
August 5. Arrangements are incom-

August 2. Arrangements are incom-

OBEL JACKSON, 68, died July
22. Services were held.

LUVINA E. CARR, 54, Dade
County Drug
counselor, died
August 5.
Surviv ors
include: two
dau g h ters,
Tomicka and
Michelle Carr;
mother, Mary
Hankerson; five
grandchildren; five sisters, Paula H.
McCray, Elizabeth H. Howell, Pearl,
Ida and Brenadia Hankerson and a
host of aunts and uncles. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Memorial
Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

died August 4.
include: mother,
Ethel Mae; five
sisters, Mary,
Elvira, Carrie,
Victoria and Iris
Hudson; broth-
er, Oscar
Mathis, Jr.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Liberty
Fellowship Church of God.

maker, died August. Arrangements
are incomplete.

JOSEPH RILEY, 61, Eastern
Airlines ramp service man, died
August 1. Services were held.

retired staff worker, died July 30.
Services were held.

Carey Royal *
MARY ST. HUBERT, 69, died
July 21 in California. Services were

JEAN CELAN, 56, Key West,
died July 31 in Key West.
Arrangements are incomplete.

August 2 at home. Service
Thursday, 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn


"RJ," 13
months, died
August 4 at Joe
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Peaceful Zion
Missionar y
Baptist Church.

August 1 at
Baptist Hospital.
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Trinity
F a i t h

PHIL HARRIS, 91, retired enter-
tainer, died July
30 at Cedras
Medical Center.
Services were

died August 2 at
Mt. Sinai
Medical Center.
(today), 11 a.m.
in the chapel.

laboratory tech-
nician for Quest
died August 3 at
home. Survivors
include: father,
Avery Falmer;
mother, della
Falmer; daugh-
ters, Chrischara
and Krishanti;
sisters, Tiffany Joseph and Ava
Brown. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
Chosen Generation Ministries.

stress, died July
31 at Parkway
Medical Center.
Public viewing
Friday, 7-9 p.m.
at Christ
Assembly of
God. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at at the church.

ERIX AVIN, 50, auto mechanic,
died August 4 'at Parkway Hospital.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Bethesda Baptist Church.

EDWARD MOORE, died. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at St. Luke
Baptist Church.

Saturday, 2:30
p.m. at St. Luke
Baptist Church.

died July 31. Services were held.

Davis and Brice
Hollywood, died August 4. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Holy Temple.

Pompano Beach, died August 4.
Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at
Tabernacle of Faith Ministries, Inc.

Beach, died August 6. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. in the chapel.

2, Hollywood, died August 5.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Gregg L. Mason
ROSE ANN CARTER, 59, sales EVA MAE BROWN, 78, evangel-
representative ist, died August
for Univar, died 5. Survivors
August 4. include: four
S u rrviv ors sons, Otis
include: son, C n C andid a te
Calvester (Gessner),
Mingle, Jr Marvin, Kenneth
(Mikey); three Green and
daugters, Karole Samuel; five
Mingle, Sybil dau g h t e r s ,
Francois and Nadine Proctor,
Jennifer Smith; mother, Elizabeth Annie Barbara Tullis, Cynthia Ward
Logan; brother, Charles Smith; four (Chris), Elaine Daniels and Cleaster
sisters, Dorothy Micthell, Betty G. Macourek-Cherry; brother,
Sands, Louise Perkins and Janice Glenn Allan; and a host of other
Ricketts; two granddaughters, family members and friends.
Tameka Harris and Alycia Worsley; Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service
grandson, Calvester, Ill; and a host Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.
of other family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. RAYFIELD BROWN, JR., 50,
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. in the minister, died
chapel. August 5.
Surviv ors
SON, 53, dedi- Susan; two
cated teacher sons, Rayfield,
for over 30 III and Chris
years, a loving Antonio; daugh-
wife, caring ter, Kimberly;
mother and an and a host of
affectionate other family
grandmother of members and friends. Visitation
16400 NW 37th Friday, 5:30-9 p.m. at The Church of
Avenue, died Our Lord, 2010 Ali Baba Avenue.
August 2 at Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at The
Parkway Regional Medical Center. New Beginning Praise Tabernacle.
Survivors include: devoted husband,
David Lee Faison, Jr.; two twin sons, OLIVER LEE FLAMBRO, 82,
Kevin and Keith; three daughters, entrepreneur,
Kimberly, Cicely and Stephanie; died August 7.
eight grandchildren, seven siblings S u r v i v o r s
and a host nieces, nephews, include: daugh-
cousins and other relatives. Viewing ter, Sybel W.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Memorial serv- Lee; son, Oliver
ice, 7-9 in the chapel. Final resting W. Lee, Jr.; sis-
place will be in Dublin, Georgia on ter, Susie
Saturday, August 12. Come join us Rivers; eight
on this great celebration of life. grandchildren
and a host of
S, other family members and friends.
Jay's Arrangements are incomplete.
ALTHEA COHEN, 81, Goulds, Eric S. George
died August 4 at
A v e n t u r a DONALD VEGA, 76, Hollywood,
Hospital. Service died July 11 at Hollywood Medical
Saturday, 2:30 Center. Arrangements are incom-
p.m. at New plete.
Bethel AME
Wilton Manors, died at Wilton
Manors Rehabilitation Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Goulds, died August 1 at Coral Reef PRADA, 25, Hollywood, died July
Nursing Center. Service Saturday, 1 30 at Memorial Hospital, Pembroke.
p.m. at New Bethel AME Church. Services were held.

August 3 at home. Service Friday, Lauderdale, died July 24 at Broward
11 a.m. at Crusade For Christ General Hospital. Arrangements are
Church. incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


01/13/76 07/31/98 08/09/30 07/24/99

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

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


Wishes to thank everyone for
their cards, floral arrangements,
phone calls, covered dishes and
your prayers. A special thanks
to Hall Ferguson and Hewitt
Mortuary, P.A. Pastor Gaston E.
Smith, Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church family, Pastor
Douglas Cook, Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church fam-
ily, the entire Edwards family
Our hearts are still heavy be-
cause Murray left us behind.
However, the weight is lighter
because he was ever so kind. So,
Murray keep smiling on us from
Happy 20th Anniversary
You will be missed.
Your Loving Wife and Children

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


08/14/33 07/06/93

You will never be forgotten. You
will always be in our hearts.
Your wife, Dorothy, children
Jaques, Jan, Andrea, Edward M.
David and Edward, grand chil-
dren and great grand children.

Coconut Grove
MARY L. SHABAZZ, 62, execu-
tive secretary
for Jackson
Hospital of
Heights, died
August 2 at
home. Survivors
include: daugh-
ters, Cheryl
Shabazz Steele
(Robert, Jr.) and
Regina Shabazz-Buchner (Newton,
Jr.); mother, Mary Kate Gill; three
grandchildren, sister, Annie K.
Latan; brother, Jimmie Lee Birts, Jr.
Repose Friday, 5-7 p.m. at
Covenant Missionary Baptist
Church, Florida City. Homegoing
service Saturday, 10 a.m. at the

real estate broker of South Miami,
died July 31. Services were held.


08/10/34 06/13/05

It seems like it was only yester -
day since we have seen your
smiles and happy faces. We miss
and love you both dearly.
Love your family, friends,
Culmer Senior Citizen Center
and Town Park.

Death Notice

WRIGHT, SR, 21, an inde-
pendent contractor for The Mi-
ami Herald, Knight Rider, an-
swered his call home to God on
Wednesday. He leaves to survive
his homegoing: sons; Matthew
Jr, and Shaquille Wright, moth-
er; Yvette Tanner, grandparents;
Scott and Reverend Vernay
Johnson, fiancee; Shatara
Anthony, three brothers and a
host of family and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
on Saturday at Trinity C.M.E
Church, pastor Dr. Lynn
Hargrow. Viewing Friday after 5
p.m. at Royal Funeral Home.

Death Notice

WILLIAM ALLEN, 78, labor-
er at Alert Bumpers, died
August 6, at Cedars Hospital. He
is survived by his wife; Queen
Esther, sons; John Wesley
Young Jr., James Mutiniore,
daughter: Roselyn A. Johnson,
grandson; Preston H. Johnson,
granddaughter; Stephanie A.
Griffin, great granddaughters;
Janice and Marquis Young,
daughter-in-law; Mattie
Muntiniore, sister-in-law;
Lenora Demeritte. Services will
be held Friday, August 11, at
12:30 p.m. at Hall-Ferguson-
Hewitt chapel.


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New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church on 103rd street hon-
ored the wedding ceremony
between Mary Nancy Demps
and Floyd Johnson, Jr., last
Saturday, with Pastor Joseph
L. Kelly, officiant, Hotel Temple
Missionary Baptist Church and
Pastor Randall E. Holts, senior
pastor of the church.
The bride chose black, gray
and white as her colors with the
bridemaids attired in sleeveless
black gowns, the men attired in
black tuxedos with gray asses-
sories and the children in black
tuxedos and white dresses. The
music was provided by Can
Head X-press.
As the prenuptial music was
played, the processional began
with the officiant, fol-
lowed by the groom and
best men, Denoff
Johnson, Calvin
Johnson and Willie
Johnson. Cora
Johnson, the groom's
sister, lit the candle,
along with Annie Bell
Taylor and Yvonne
Brown, the bride's sis-
ters, while Beatrice
Merritt, Godmother of MUS
the bride, lit the candle
as the other members of
the bridal party entered.
Bridesmaids and groomsmen
were Katrice Taylor and
Torrance Thomas; Cambrial
Conley and Crearer Matthews;
Celisic Wilkins and Leon
Taylor; Sabrina Lewis and
Timothy Hunt, Sr.; Dyeasha
Jackson and Timothy Hunt,
Jr.; and Jasmine Wilkins and
Justin Jones.

Also in the party were, Dina
Koonce, matron of honor;
Tracie Koonce and Jackita
Kimbrough, maids of honor;
Takira Koonce junior bride and
Malik Brown, junior groom;
Jorneshia Gonzalez, junior
bridesmaid and Jakarri Hunt,
junior groomsman; Trinity
Prophet, Tamaiah Koonce,
Kimora Weekes and Kiara
Brown, flowergirls; Nichiren
James, bride's announcer,
Jonathan Harris II, ring bear-
er; and hostesses and ushers,
Ossie Conley, Rita Crawford,
Octavia Cogdell, Karen
Pollock, Grace Neely, Earnest
Virgil and Oscar Ray, respec-

The bride entered on
the arm of her son,
Timothy Koonce, Jr.
She was attired in a
mini-veil, gold tiara and
necklace with an organ-
ic gown, which she
complemented with a
gorgeous smile. She
then joined her groom
and participated in a
traditional ceremony
rAFA that included Larry
James singing The
Lord's Prayer and
Ribbon in the Sky during the
lighting of the unity candle.

After the presentation of Mr.
And Mrs. Floyd Johnson, Jr.,
the traditional "Jumping of the
Broom" sealed the marriage and
the newlyweds entered a Rolls
Royce, while the bridal party
ascended a 22-passenger
Hummer to celebrate and enjoy

the planned reception, coordi-
nated by Evangelist. Ertha
James, wedding planner.

The Hampton House Trust,
founded by Dr. Enid C.
Pinkney, overcame a tremen-
dous hurdle last Friday when
the Trust met with County
Officials to clarify the mission of
the Trust, as well as the County
The Trust was represented by
Pinkney and new members
including Ken Wright; Ernest
Davenport, project chairman;
Neil Hall, recommended archi-
tect; George Lane, musician;
Melton Mustafa, chairman,
Jazz Culture Heritage
Committee(JCHC); and Roy
Hardeman, chair,
Model City, Inc., while
the County officials
included Rick Glassco,
chairman, Economic
Development; Ray
Valdez, CRB; Mikal T.
Hamin; Mario A
Barrens; Maria
Rodriguez; Rick
Ferrer; Ana Watson;
Luisa M. Donovan and
Jose A. Galan. PINi
Also present were Dr.
Lolida T. Dobbs, a new
member, Eugenia Thomas,
Mrs. Melton Mustafa and Dr.
Richard J. Strachan.
During the heated discussion
relative to protocal, directions
and expediency with the
restoration of the Hampton
House, both sides amplified
their voices with the intention of
getting their points across.
The announcement that the
project/restoration may be
impeded with the property
being placed on sale to the high-
est bidder infuriated Pinkney
and other members of The
Trust, who tried to convince the
County of the need for the com-
munity to gain control of a
property which belongs to the
community and The Trust as a

historical monument.
After more discus-
sion, both sides reached
an impasse on advertis-
ing for an artchitect,
continuing with the
project and meeting
with the lawyers to be
convinced of the neces-
sity for the project to
remain with The Trust.
Stay tuned for more McWHI

John Williams, former
national alumni president and
South Florida Bethune-
Cookman Alumni were sad-
dened after learning about the
unexpected death of Donna
Hildreth, South Florida UNCF
director for several
years. Hildreth was
recently recognized by
the organization for
outstanding services
rendered over the
While Donna's death
was shocking, there is
good news; Audley
Coakley has been
elected to public rela-
NEY tions officer of the
1NEY national alumni. There
will be recognition of
Judge Shirlyon McWhorter, B-
CC's only Black woman judge in
Miami at a special Happy
Hour/Reception, Friday
August 11, at the Omega
Activity Center, from 6-8 p.m.
The next day, an alumni
meeting will be held from 10
a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for the
Installation of the 2006-07 offi-
cers and final plans for the
Gateway Classic, Homecoming
and Florida Classic in
September, October and
November. Since the Gateway
Classic is in September, it is
imperative for sports fans to
contact Gwen LaVan at 305-
505-1235 to confirm a seat on
the bus.
Kudos go out to the alumni

officers for 2006-07
including Carol
Weatherington, presi-
dent; Audley Coakley,
vice president; Dorothy
Davis, recording secre-
tary; Catherine Green,
financial secretary;
Gwen LaVan, treasur-
er; Chaquta Davis,
public relations;
)RTER Charlie Davis, chap-
lain and John
Williams, business
manager. See ya there.

Speaking of a Black College,
Knoxville College, in east
Tennessee, has reduced its
tuition from $5,000 to $1,400
per student including room,
board and books! All you need
is $600 for the enrollment
deposit and $800 can be paid in
four monthly installments of
$200 each.
This program is funded by
corporate sponsors and guaran-
tees a college education where
students graduate debt free. If
you're interested, you must
have a high school diploma, a
2.04 GPA and three letters of
recommendation. Please spread,
this good news and call 1-800-
743-5669 for more information
or pull up www.knoxvillecol- If interested, do it
yourself for confirmation and
then tell a friend who is having
financial difficulty going to col-

The world knows about
Venus and Serena Williams,
Gina Garrison, Nancy
Davenport, etcetra. But, at
Arcola Lakes Park, Eva
Burnett has a group of tennis
players that are winning in
every tournament they partici-
pate in. They have won in
Lakeland, Orlando, Daytona
and Miami.
This past Thursday, they
packed their bags to revisit

Orlando with their winning
over Lakeland displayed in
their trophy case. Some of
these fantastic players include
Ashley Spalding, Chad
Woodard, Kip Jackson, Cayla
Williams, Beandon, Devin
Bryant, Latravia Cooper and
Frederik Bruno. The coaches
are Brad Coachman, Treniese
Henderson and Vernon
According to Burnett, the
team will compete in singles,
doubles and mix doubles. They
brought back second place in
all events for Miami-Dade
Region Two.

Birthdays come and go, but
for Lavonia Freeman
Robinson, it was an indelible
occasion with family members,
classmates and friends show-
ing up at Claude Peppers
Towers last Saturday for the
celebration, camaraderie and
Robinson was her hos-
pitable self as she greeted
early arrivals Laurice
Hepburn, Lucille D. Glass,
Norma Mims, Everette and
Gleena Steward, Frank and
Dr. Enid Pinkey and Ruby
Members of the family
included Rosetta and George
Dean, Alpha Fruitt, Shirley
Daniels and son, Dwight
Davis, bartender, Bertha
Glover and Juanita H.
Bynum with Lee Photos taking
pictures and "Tree Top" pro-
viding the crowd with a few live
songs with his guitar and
A soul menu of barbecue
wings, conch salad, macaroni
salad, meatballs, ham, cake,
punch, etcetra, had the crowd
on the dance floor in a happy
mood. Before the end, happy
birthday was sang around a
cake with 'Happy 75th,' writ-
ten on it and everyone left with
a take out for memory.

Oscar Braynon "02" will
return to the Miami Gardens
City Council seat #6 unchal-
lenged. We are very elated, for
you "02." Oscar is the son of
Oscar and Patricia Braynon
and a member of the Braynon
Congratulations to runner-
up, Elestine McKinney-Allen
who made an outstanding
showing in the Bethune-
Cookman Miss Alumni Contest.
Christie Jacobs of Tampa is
Miss Alumni. Karen Bullard-
Jordan is enjoying the
Bahamas for a few days of Sun
and Fun.

By a 390 to 33 vote, the
House of Representatives over-
whelmingly supported renewal
of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
and set the stage for Congress
to keep the law on the books for
25 more years.
The Reverend Dr. Raphael
Gamaliel Warnock was recent-
ly installed as the new Senior
Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist
Church in Atlanta, Ga. He is
the fifth pastor in the 120-year
history of the famed church
where Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. was ordained as a minister.
Congratulations to little fifth
grader, Francine Harris, from

Fienberg-Fisher Elementary
who recently auditioned for and
was accepted to participate in
the Miami-Dade County
Superintendent's Honors
Orchestra. Francine plays the
Our get well wishes to all of
you, from all of us!
Frances Brown, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Sue Francis,
Thomas "Nick" Marshall,
Freddie "Jabbo" Johnson,
Christopher Johnson,
Celestine Hepburn-Brown,
Emma Leland, Ann Johnson-
Dyes, Mervin Armbrister,
Patricia Allen-Ebron, Cleomie
Allen-Smith, Mary Louise
Bullard-Scott, Soror Alma
Brown and Pauline Styles-
Marian Ross and George
Wilkerson send a big hello to
old time friends and classmates
of BTW days.
Happy wedding anniversary

to the happy couples:
David and Janice Hopton
Cobb, Their fourth: August 3.
Congratulations to Sandra
Taylor-Thompson who
received a promotion at Florida
Memorial University. Sandra is
now an executive vice president
and Provost at the university.
Sandra is the daughter of Etta
Mae Taylor, a member of a pio-
neer family of our city and our
Delta Soror.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
met in Dallas, Texas for their
national convention two weeks
ago. Local president in Miami is
Annette Brantley.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
continues to paint Philadelphia
"red" with many sorors in the
city of "sisterly love." Among
Miami-Dade Sorors enjoying
the convention: Janet
Symonette and her family;
Bobbie Phillips-Wilfork
(President of Dade); Janice

Hopton-Cobb, (vice president
of Dade); Gale Aldrich; Flora
Jackson; Karen Wiggins;
Vannetta Bailey-Iddrisu;
Susie Anderson; Margaret P.
Baulkman; Sandra McIntre;
Sandra Carter; Karen Cooper;
Lillian Coplin; Angel
Crawford; Cherai Lewis;
Somone Washington; Tammi
Cosby; Tamika McCloud;
Marchelle Jones; Althea
King; Evelyn Lawrence;
Glorious Lee; Jadine
Louissaint; Johnnie Lowery;
Chaireline Lundi; Gladys
Lynch; Mildred Marquis;
Elaine McGahee; Alstene
McKinney; Latricia Mobley;
LaVenia Mobley; Isadora
Monroe; Rhonda Moses;
Helen Moss; KaMora Moss;
Krystal Murphy, Evelyn
Onyejuruwa; Gay Outler;
Cynthia Peacock; Andrea
Pelt; Beradette Poitier;
Naomi Porter; Ruby Rankin;

Francenia Scott; Marie
Severe; Amy Taylor; Pat
Tellis; Pam Thaggard; Edna
Thompkins and Maybelline
Old Miamians were saddened
last week to hear of the passing
of pioneer Miamian Monica
Watkins-Hannah, mother of
Cassandra, Monya and their
brothers. Monica was funeral-
ized from St. Agnes Episcopal
Church last Wednesday where
she was a life-long member.
Isabell Blue, who was an assis-
tant principal at Liberty City
Elementary, also died last week.
It is early for this announce-
ment, but the Superbowl is
going to be held February 4,
2007 at Dolphins Stadium.
Don't hide from the past. It
wont catch you if you don't
repeat it.
Defeat in this world is no dis-
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story. It starts off with Dr.
Sampson Davis who served
time in a juvenile jail for
armed robbery while growing
', up. He is now an emergency
room physician and spent
Years working at Beth Israel
Medical Center where he was
The film follows up with Dr.
Rameck Hunt, who was arrest-
. ed at 16 for attempted murder.
Now Hunt is a physician and
5 health clinic administrator. The
|] comes Dr. George Jenkins, who
initially thought of the idea of
the pact. He is a dentist who
struggled through school due
to lack of finances. Jenkins was
e recently named the Director of
Minority Affairs at the

University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey.
Jenkins told The Miami Times
they started the pact because it
was what they were good at.
"We were never good at sports,
but we were good at school. So
we all attended Seton Hall and
got the education that was
needed." The three have been
friends for a long time. Jenkins
has known Davis since 1985
and they met Hunt in 1987.
No matter how long they've
known each other they believe
that the message they're trying
to give is important for the kids.
"These days kids are focusing
so much on sports and enter-
tainment. We're trying to let
them know they need some-
thing to fall back on because
the way to get out of the
hood is with an education,"

said Jenkins.
After the screening the doc-
tors answered questions from
the audience and signed auto-
graphs. Before leaving I asked
two young girls, Raygine Artis
and Jacquelyn Hall, if they
enjoyed the film. "It was cool. I
learned about how people live
and that we should care about
other people," said Artis. "I
learned that using drugs is not
helpful," said Hall.
It seems as though the film is
doing it's job as it has left a
lasting impression on these two
young ladies. The group is cur-
rently working on another book
dealing with fatherless homes
and how it affects the lives of
families. For more information
about The Pact, contact Spark
Media at 202-463-6154 or

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1996 Welfare reform

act needs reforming

This month marks the 10th
anniversary of the federal wel-
fare reform act, signed by then-
President Bill Clinton. Already,
Republicans are spinning the
numbers, using the research to
show just how big a success
reform was. Welfare caseloads
dropped dramatically, more

people moved into the work-
force, people did not resort to
crime to feed their families as
the Democrats predicted. Sure,
the picture looks rosy, but it's
not complete. The reality is that
most of those that left welfare
now work in low-paying,
unskilled jobs because reform

didn't put enough emphasis on
education and vocational train-
ing. Though we've successfully
trimmed down the welfare rolls,
we've increased the number of
working poor in this country.
Now we must turn our attention
to these men and women and
give them the tools they need to
lift themselves out of poverty.
It's no secret that, without
marketable skills a worker won't
go very far in the job market.
Unfortunately, former welfare
recipients are experiencing that
firsthand. Current research
shows that people who moved
from welfare to work often
struggle to keep a steady job,
making it difficult to stay afloat
financially. The welfare reform
act officially known as the
Personal Responsibility and

Work Opportunity
Reconciliation Act of 1996 -
stressed work and, while there
were some provisions for job
training, the act didn't empha-
size it. As such, many former
welfare recipients lack the skills
that could lead to higher paying
jobs, health benefits and career
Research conducted by the
Urban Institute, a nonpartisan
social and economic policy
research organization, shows
that most of those who moved
from welfare to work aren't
earning a living wage. They have
to stretch each paycheck to
cover the most basic necessities.
According to the Institute, about
25-percent of these workers did-
n't make enough to pay their
rent at least once during the

year; 25-percent also report
problems affording food. Most of
those leaving the welfare rolls
were women with children;
many of these women report
having been fired from their jobs
because they took time off to
stay home with a sick child.
Because they didn't have the
skills to get a job that provided
sick leave and because the wel-
fare reform act didn't provide
adequate childcare supports,
many women are faced with the
burden of, literally, choosing
their job or their child.
The goal of wanting a self-suf-
ficient population is a noble one.
But the 1996 act fell short of
that dream. Congress reautho-
rized the act, but the necessary
provisions ones that would
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weren't added. While getting a
job is important, too much
emphasis is placed on simply
finding work and not enough is
placed on finding sustainable
work. Perhaps a new bill should
be introduced; one that consid-
ers the needs of America's work-
ing poor.
This bill could increase
employment support for people
coming out of prison, get high
school dropouts into programs
that would help them develop job
skills and create programs that
truly help bridge the gap between
welfare and work. For America to
truly work, we have to make sure
that all of our people can do for
themselves. Education and train-
ing is the only way to make that

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Management District will host a meeting to present an overview of the
Everglades Master Recreation Plan (MRP). Regional suitability maps on display for information and discussion.

Additionally, the Corps and District invite the public to share their
region specific knowledge of:

* Existing recreation conditions
* Emerging recreation issues

* Future recreation needs
* Recreation trends

The Corps and District are working to develop recreational use and
facilities on CERP project lands that are restoration compatible and
supported. Information provided by the public at this meeting will be
used to further develop the MRR

Comments can be sent to Stuart J. Appelbaum, Chief, Planning
Division, Attn: Paul Stevenson, Department of the Army, Jacksonville
District Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019
or emailed to the MRP website: httpd/
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Shuttle bus to the rescue

College students can travel safely to and from school

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

All across America more
teens are getting ready to head
back to school. This is a very
special time especially for stu-
dents entering new schools.
Most are nervous and don't
know what to expect.
For instance, some first-time
college students are packing up
their suitcases and getting
ready to move to either a new
city or state to enter the univer-
sity of their dreams. They are
leaving behind their past twelve
years and heading in a new
direction that will lead them to
life's journey.
The acceptance letters have
come in the mail, the suitcases
are all packed and you have
said all your farewells to the
friends you never thought you

would leave behind. The only
thing left is transportation:
either by a plane, bus, car or
train. Yet with the growing sta-
tistics of teens dying in tragic
car accidents, what is really the
safest route to your dream col-
HBCU (Historically Black
College and University) Shuttle
is designed to provide trans-
portation for college students
traveling back and forth to col-
lege during peak travel times.
This shuttle bus was thought of
by Robert "Bob" Jones who is a
retired Metro-Dade police ser-
geant that has served the com-
munity for. the last 28 years.
"I taught a lot of traffic and in
doing so I noticed how unsafe it
is for college students traveling
back and forth to school," said
Jones. With his police back-
ground he was more aware of

the statistics of car accidents
from college students driving to
school. He also noticed the
stress it caused for students
and parents and wanted to
come up with a way to alleviate
the cause of it.
Enter the new shuttle bus.
With it, students aren't in the
streets trying to drive home
after a stimulating test at the
end of the school term. There
are less distracted drivers,
which in turn means less acci-
dents because of it.
"The program began last
year, first between Miami and
FAMU, but more colleges were
interested and we know we are
even expanding to students
attending the Tuskegee
Institution," stated Jones. With
the shuttle students attending
FAMU, Bethune Cookman
College, Florida State

University, Tuskegee
University, Edward Waters
College and University of South
Florida have easy access trans-
portation to and from school.
Jones says that this is some-
thing every parent would want
to invest in. It is a way to keep
their child safe and away from
public transportation. "We
don't know what type of people
ride public transportation; with
the shuttle bus we have profes-
sional drivers and students are
able to ride with other stu-
dents," Jones continues.
With rising gas prices, the
HBCU Shuttle is an economical
way for students to travel and
save money. Students interest-
ed in learning more about this
safety shuttle can contact Sgt.
Jones at 305-681-3221 or 786-
499-8394 or email him at

How to block inappropriate television shows

'By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

When a parent gives a child
control of a television they are
taking a chance that a child will
see something inappropriate.
With television shows portray-
ing things like sex, alcohol and
drugs as the way of life, more
children today are exposed to
these things at a very young
Their perception of what's
right and wrong becomes
blurred with the way it's shown
on television. How do you con-
trodl'wha,4sidren are watching,
ontelevi'Osin? What actions'can-
be imply rented to& nsure chil-
dren are watching-o nly edica-
tional television programs?
On July 27 broadcasters and
other entertainment providers
unveiled a $300 million ad cam-
paign to teach parents how to
shield their children from objec-
tionable television shows. The
humorous public service
announcements urge parents to
visit a web site that offers infor-
mation on how to use the "v-chip"
and cable set-top boxes to keep
sex and violence out of their living
Jack Valenti, former president
and CEO of the Motion Picture
Association of America, intro-
duced the ads at a briefing before
leaders of the Senate Commerce

Committee. Valenti said the
online tools will equip parents to
"be the boss of what your kids
The campaign is coordinated
by the Advertising Council in
cooperation with the MPAA, the
National Cable and
Association, the National
Association of Broadcasters, the
Consumer Electronics
Association, the major television
networks and satellite TV
The campaign was originally
announced last April in the hope
it would persuade Congress not
to pass legislation increasing
penalties for indecent broadcast-

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.

In order to understand this week Ask
Jazz please read the Letters from our
Readers section.

Dear Reader,
It sounds to me like that what you are
dealing with is a common thread in all
relationships. No relationship will be
smooth sailing. There will always be tur-
bulence and stormy weather, but if you
stick through it you will meet your desti-
nation. You and your wife have had some
rocky moments, but it also seems to me
that the two of you know how to work
through them together. That is an essen-
tial key to settling your problems before
they escalate into divorce. You also have
made mistakes in your past and she has
accepted them and understood that you
are not perfect. Yet you succumbing to
infidelity, doesn't justify the two of you
switching roles. Maybe the two of you
really did rush into this marriage out of
obligation to your children and you were
very young and immature. You weren't

able to spread your wings before you
tied the knot, which in turn caused you to
feel it was okay to cheat. The truth is, no
matter what, those actions cannot be
justified. You made a commitment to
your wife when you said "I Do." So
maybe you and your wife need to
reestablish what your vows mean to
each of you. Her taking on the role of
cheater will not solve anything. When
it's over, you will find yourselves at a
stalemate with no answers on what the
future will bring. Let her know that start-
ing over is a great idea. You will be able
to wipe your slates clean. Hopefully it
will help you rekindle all the love you
shared before the infidelity. Most impor-
tantly, your attention can be turned back
to the children, who were the reason for
your tying the knot in the first place.
Remember that marriage is honored in
the sight of the Lord. When you took
those vows, you said for better or for
worst. Think about that fact before
either of you make any drastic decisions.

ing. Congress voted to increase
fines tenfold anyway. "
Valenti said the new campaign

was not about fending off legisla-
tion, but "doing the right thing."
While the indecency law covers
only broadcast television, Valenti
said the new education program
should help parents include cable
and satellite programming, too.
Committee Chairman Ted
Stevens, R-Alaska, said the cam-
paign will work "if people listen."
With this new information par-
ents will be able to block unwant-
ed programs on TV with the V-
Chip, control cable and satellite
programming, know the ratings,
find suitable programming, make
the rules and be the boss of what
their children watch.
To learn more, visit these web-
s i t e s
http: / /
lt.aspx?id360 and
http: / /

Dear Jazz,

Lately my lifestyle is really being tested. First I lose my job. Then goes my
phone, cable and within the next few days my lights will be going off. But
that's not all. Now my wife has concerns about me being faithful in our mar-
riage. She's telling me that she believes she settled down too early.
I know she loves me because when I was about to get kicked out of my
grandmother's house, she was the only one that showed that she cared. She
went to her grandma and asked her if I could move in because I had nowhere
else to go and we were about to have our first child. We have been together
almost nine years and married for over a year now. I'm 24 and she's 21. We
got married just a couple of days after having our second child last year.
When she was pregnant with my first child I was 20 and wasn't ready to
settle down and have a family. For the first six months of her pregnancy, I
really didn't want to deal with her at all because I was afraid of having a
child. When she was six months pregnant she said this would be the time for
me to finally get involved. She wanted to know if I was going to be there for
my child.
Now being a young man, I felt like this was the toughest decision that I
would ever make in life. At the time I was a big player, but I always believed
that if a man gets a woman pregnant then he should set aside his differences
with that woman to try to make it work. We didn't have a bad friendship nor
relationship, but you know how a lot of guys are when a baby comes up.
I'm sorry for taking up so much of your time. Anyway she says it has
always been her dream to marry me because I was her first love even though
I put her through so much in life. Yet since I told her that I was going to be
in her and my child's life I have been faithful.
Now she wants to go out with other guys and actually have sex with these
guys. I don't like it, but she tells me ever since she was 12 she has tried to
do everything to make me happy even though I put her through so much and
no matter what she was still by my side.
Now I feel like I should be there for her in her time of need, because I told
her I would be there for her. We decided the beginning of next year we would
start off new and put all of this behind us so we wouldn't have any doubts in
this marriage about cheating (DO YOU THINK THAT I'M MAKING THE RIGHT
We're still going to stay together and take care of our children the same
way, but this is hurting me so bad. I know she's a great wife and person, but
I'm afraid because I've been hurt so many times in the past.
Please Jazz tell me what should I do?

A titenit 'O .

The Class of 2006 has walked down the aisle to receive their
diplomas. It was a time of joy, laughter and tears since each and
everyone will be going on their separate paths in life. So if you are
interested in saying farewell to your friends, please email me your
name, school and a short farewell note. Pictures of you and your
friends are welcome to go along with your farewell note. Email me
at or mail information to:
Jasmine Williams Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street Miami, Florida 33127

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_ moved overseas to Islamabad, Pakistan at a young age. He stayed there for four
and a half years and performed in many talent shows as a rap artist He also lived in Ankara,
Turkey for four years where he performed in the school band. While in high school he start-
ed writing poetry and songs, which later he put together in a poetry book. He has written a
movie called When the Shoe's on the Other Foot and is also a rap artist by the name of J.
Reed. He is the President and CEO of Urban Vision Entertainment, which manages R&B singer
Tony Bonz and rap artists Red Cross and The 1st F.A.M.M. He was recently seen in Annapolis.
His television credits includes Everybody Hates Chris, The Wire, Hack, America's Most Wanted
and The Street Lawyer. He can be seen in Step Up when it releases August 11 in theaters

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Paschal loves the kids

Full name of Business
Rozalyn Hester Paschal
M.D., P.A
7900 NW 27th Ave., Ste.
16800 NW 2nd Ave., Ste.
(Broward Location) 660
North State Road 7, Suite

Rozalyn Hester Paschal

Year Established
1953 (Rented facility since

We are a pediatric prac-
tice. We take care of
infants, children and ado-
lescent. We start at the age
of a newborn up to the age
of 18 year olds.

Future goals
The main future goal I
have for my practice is
continue providing care
for the community. In the
future we will also be look-
ing to expand.

Number of full-time/part-
time employees
Between all the locations
we have up to 15-20 full-
time employees.

Why did you start this
business and how has it,
I started the business
because pediatrics is my
specialty. I decided that if I
had gone to an established
facility I wanted to remain
in a private practice and
remain to service the com-
munity. Our growth is
measured by it's expan-
sion. We started out with
one building and now we
have three. We were able
to expand along with the
growth of the population
in different areas.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
Pediatrics is a business
and being in business, I

had to learn how to man-
age our practices; How to
make it profitable, serve
the community and still
be able to stay open. We
were able to overcome
those obstacles by work-
ing together. It was a mat-
ter of business manage-
ment, handling the finan-
cial side as well as the
proffesional side.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
I think our business best
serves the young family as
well as the established
family. Our goal is to not
only provide care for chil-
dren but education for the
parent so they can better
care for their children.

What were some of your
past experiences that
helped meet the needs of
your clients?
,We, J~waned in order to
survive and help our
patients we had to become
more aware of how the
system works. We provide
the insurance information
to the parents to help
them get on Medicaid and
teach them how to main-
tain their insurance.
These things helped our
patients get the care they
need by showing them
how to get the insurance
needed to pay for their

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I named it after myself. I
wanted to have my maid-
en name on it as well as
my husband's last name.

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Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional engineering services will be required
for the provision of general land and aerial photogrammetry surveying services, on an as needed basis,
for Public Works and other County Departments.
The scope of services consists of the following: provision of general land and aerial photogrammetry
surveying services, on an as' needed basis, for Public Works and other County Departments. Every
qualified firm that submits a responsive, responsible proposal, for this solicitation, will receive a
Professional Services Agreement (PSA). These PSAs will be utilized for the land surveying and aerial
photogrammetry necessary for the design and construction of projects funded by the People's
Transportation Plan (PTP), Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP), and the Building
Better Communities (BBC) General Obligation Bond Program (GOB). These PSAs will also address
other needs throughout the County such as: Miami-Dade Transit's lease-back program and other mis-
cellaneous projects from various County Departments such as Miami Dade Aviation Department
(MDAD), Water and Sewer Department (WASD), General Services Administration (GSA), Department
of Environmental Resource Management (DERM), Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA), and others.
The estimated cost for this solicitation is $20,000,000 over a three (3) year period. Subject funds are
to be distributed equally among all qualified firms that submit a responsive, responsible proposal. Only
one contract per firm will be awarded.
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying (PRIME)
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A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line: Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.
This is a Section 3 covered activity for Miami-Dade Housing Agency. Section 3 requires that job train-
ing employment opportunities be directed to low- and very-low income persons and contracting oppor-
tunities be directed to businesses that are owned by, ot that substantially employ, low- or very-low
income persons. For further information, fax MDHA Office of Compliance at 305-644-5394.
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on August 8, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
Deadline for submission of proposals is August 18, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
515 North Flagler Drive, 5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Shane Tedder or John Bruer
T: 561-832-1616
F: 561-832-6775
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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Miami Dade Aviation Department Design Project Numbers: 739A, 739C & I, 740A, 746A, 756E
Bid Package #:
#22 Finishes Drywall & Miscellaneous Finishes #27 Finishes Specialty Metals
#23 Finishes Doors & Hardware #28 Finishes Woodwork & Miscellaneous Finishes
#24 Finishes Glazing #29 Finishes Toilet Partitions & Accessories
#25 Finishes Terrazzo #30 Finishes Signage
#26 Finishes Flooring
SEALED BIDS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's offices
(Parspns-Odebrecht, J.Vy, located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Primeter Rad, dg 2 Miami Florida
33159 no later than September 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum, at which time all
Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the time and date specified
will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.
General Project Scope of Work:
Finishes related construction work Miami international Airport between Concourses B and D, Project Numbers
739A, 739C&I, 740A, 746A and 756E as per the information included with the Bid Packages.
Owner's Estimated Value:

Huggins Bail Bond
We won't fail you, when its
time to bail you!
State, Federal, Immigration.
954-894-4007 24hr

Daryl's Banquet Hall
All occasions, weddings, parties,
etc. 1290 Ali Baba
(West of 27th Ave.) Limo Rentals

Rozalyn H. Paschal, MD
Infant, Child, Teen
Northside Shopping Center
Parkway 305-652-6095
Plantation 954-880-8399

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

Home Remodeling &
Construction Experts
We do it ALL!
Free estimates. We finance
Good/Bad credit.

Roofing & Painting
General Home Repairs.
Repair Any Roofs. Financing
305-694-9405 or

1st & 2nd Mortgages
No credit check. No income
verification. Foreclosures &
bankruptcy O.K. 24 HR Service

Faith Financial Group
Purchase, Refinance
100% Financing, FHA, VA Loans
Home, Business Land
Roy Freeman, Broker

City Kids Clothes
Shirts $3.99 Pants $7.99
Skorts $4.99 Jumpers $4.99
Mall of the America
Near Old Navy

Bid Package # 22, $ 34,794,000
Bid Package # 23, $ 9,146,000
Bid Package # 24, $ 11,312,000
Bid Package 25, $ 14,569,000
Bid Package # 26, $ 6,454,000

Design Professionals:
Design Project # 739A
Design Project # 739C&I
Design Project # 740A
Design Project # 746A
Design Project # 756E

Bid Package # 27, $ 12,657,000
Bid Package # 28, $ 4,877,000
Bid Package # 29, $ 1,537,000
Bid Package # 30, $ 739,000

Wolfberg Alvarez, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Wolfberg Alvarez, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146
M.C. Harry Associates, 2780 SW Douglas Road, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc., One E. Broward Blvd, Ste 610,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Rodriguez & Quiroga, 2100 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Bidders held on August 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.,
at Concourse A, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. Attendance is not
mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guaranty is required. The guaranty may be in the form of a surety bond or a
cashier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.
DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21% DBE participation requirement.
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce Program
Performance and Payment Bond 100% Performance and Payment bonds are required for this work.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.
No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.
Bidders are required to Bid all Design Projects.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities and
irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing to exercise its right of
rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. by any and all
BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available beginning Tuesday, August 7, 2006. In order to obtain Bid
Documents, Prospective bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at 305-869-4485 for
instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents is outlined below:
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and documentation
to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may
perform work on or related to these projects.
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in
accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information
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contained in the Bid-0ocu6660t6. Eachbidder shall alsofurnish*an address, telephone and fax
numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to Parsons-
Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $1,000.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, prospective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid Documents
from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone 305-266-7024.
After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $500.00 for each complete set of Bid Documents
returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.
Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the hours of
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of Inspection, interested parties will be required to
present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport) and sign a Confidentiality
Affidavit, which will be provided, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in accordance with
Florida Statutes 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information contained in the Bid
Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised that individuals will
be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs
and/or copying of the documents will be allowed. Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to
sign Confidentiality Affidavits as described above.

(1) Coptractors Resource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738
(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989
(3) Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road
Bldg. 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200
All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Antonio Pinto of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., 305-
869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), (e-mail).

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/dDm. 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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D.H. Griffin Wrecking is seeking certified contractors for a demolition
project for the Miami-Dade Housing Agency, Scott Homes (FLA 5-004)
Wet Demolition for the following trades:
* Debris Haulage
* Asbestos Removal
* Site Security
* General labor
Letters of interest shall be received no later than August 17, 2006.
Contractors are reasonably required to provide such goods and services
consistent with industry practice and according to bid specifications.
SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS: This is a Section 3 covered activity. Section
3 requires that job training and employment opportunities be directed to
low- and very-low income persons and contracting opportunities be direct-
ed to businesses that are owned by, or that substantially employ, low or
very-low income persons.
If you are interested, please submit in writing Letters of Interest to: D.H.
Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. 6434 N.W. 5th Way, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309 Attention: Steven Teperman, Project Manager
D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative
action procurer of goods/services.

Miami Parking Authority


The City of Miami/Department of Off-Street Parking is seeking candidates
for a vacant position on the Off-Street Parking Board. According to the
requirements established in the City of Miami Charter 23A.1(b), "Each
member of the Board shall either reside or have his principal place of busi-
ness in the city and shall be an individual of outstanding reputation for
integrity, responsibility and business ability, but no officer or employee of the
city shall serve as a member of the Board while employed as such officer
or employee of the city."
"The Board shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities customarily
invested in the Board of Directors of a private corporation, and shall exer-
cise supervisory control over the operation of the off-street parking facilities
of the city, and all acts of the Department and of the Executive Director with
respect to such facilities shall be subject to the approval to special meetings
of the Board, as they may deem necessary."
Contact with existing Board members during the search would be inappro-
priate. Instead,, please submit all resumes and direct all inquiries to Arthur
Noriega, Executive Director or email it to The
deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2006.
Miami Parking Authority
190 N.E. Third Street
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 373-6789

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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:
I. 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 I5-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 NFP6607], which will be available after
1:00 PM., Friday, july 28, 2006, by calling or visiting the Miami-Dade County Office of Capital Improvements,
I Il N.W I st Street, 21 st 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 Conference is strongly recommended.. A second
Pre-Proposal Conference will be convened at 9:00 AM (E.S.T.) at the Port of Miami -World Trade Center 1015
N.America Way Sth 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, Ill 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 MIAn4
in doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor registration and certification, asm
and current contracting opportunities countywide. t & A.Z75

And 1 Mix Tape basketball game held at University of Miami

By Brandyss Howard
bhoward( )miamitimeseditorial.c

The AND 1 Mix Tape Tour,
which is now the summer's
hottest basketball tour, invad-
ed the University of Miami on
Thursday at the Bank United
Center. This basketball,
footwear and apparel compa-

number one basketball com-
pany in the world.
The Miami Invasion started
with a open run which allows
local basketball players the
opportunity to showcase their
skills and earn a spot on the
AND 1 Mix Tape roster. Three
players were chosen to repre-
sent Miami against streetball
legends such as Hot Sauce,
AO, Main Event and Shane

Spyda shows off his signature move.

the AND 1 team members will
vote for one player to join the
official roster and receive an
endorsement contract. The
event will be featured on the
ESPN2 series "Streetball: The
AND 1 Mix Tape Tour present-
ed by Mountain Dew."
The official AND 1 squad
has a roster of 17 members,
which also includes players
known as Bad Santa, Baby
Shack, Half man Half amaz-
ing, Spyda, Professor, Fifty,
Escalade, Helicopter,
Assassin, Silk, Pharmacist,
The Air Up There and Go Get
Professor, the organization's
youngest player, told The
Miami Times that he feels
streetball is harder than regu-
lar basketball because you
have to put on more of a show
for the fans. He said that
playing for AND 1 has taken
his game to the next level and
has helped him be more
focused. He also shared that
many of the players get posi-
tive exposure through AND 1
which allows them to venture

ny is now in its seventh year
and has become a national
premiere playground basket-
ball event. These streetball
players travel to 25 cities
across the U.S. to take on
local basketball talent from
June 4 to August 25. Their
mission is to become the

the Dribbling Machine. The
game was very close during a
first half that included every-
thing from difficult dribbling
techniques to 360 degree
The Bank United Center
erupted as spectators enjoyed
a half time performance by

rapper E-40. The second half
was just as exciting as the
crowd watched And 1
announcer, Duke Tango, and
players joke around while
showing off their moves to the
new dance craze the "chicken
noodle soup." At the end of
the game, the players and

head coach decided if one of
the Miami players had enough
moves to earn them a position
on the tour bus. When a local
player is picked, they play on
the next city's team and try to
avoid elimination by showing
that they have more skills
than anyone else AND 1 will

come across.
The official results will not
be disclosed until the comple-
tion of the tour. AND 1's next
scheduled stop was in
Orlando this past Sunday and
the tour will conclude in the
hometown of streetball, New
York, NY. At the final game,

into acting, business manage-
ment and entrepreneurship
opportunities. "I see that kids
look up to me and from my
experience, I want them to see
their dreams can be achieved
as long as they are dedicated
and work hard," Professor

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

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

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Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times call 305-694-6225


The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is soliciting proposals from interested parties to enter into a long-term lease
agreement for an Aviation Specialty Operator (ASO) or Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Homestead General Aviation Airport
(X-51). The Proposer will be selected based on site development plans and the terms of the lease agreement.. The Lessee
shall offer aircraft storage, fuel sales, aircraft parking, and aircraft maintenance service to aviation customers. As part of the
proposal process, Proposers are encouraged to list all services that will add value to the Airport.
Homestead General Aviation Airport supports mostly leisure and agricultural general aviation flights. The Airport also
handles a considerable number of corporate aircraft traffic during NASCAR, BUSH, IRL and IROC Championship Racing,
at the Homestead-Miami Speedway only minutes away.
Homestead General lies adjacent to the Everglades National Park's eastern boundary, with a park entrance within six tenths
(6/10) of one mile. The Airport is also within 25 minutes from Biscayne National Park, a rich marine park; and a short 30-
minute ride to Key Largo in the Florida Keys, famous for its world-class sport fishing and vibrant coral reefs. Homestead
General is also the last refueling stop before the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
The site has existing facilities consisting of:


There is currently no fuel farm available at the facilities. Therefore, at a minimum the successful Proposer will be required
to invest in a 7,000 gallon facility, consisting of 5,000 gallons of jet fuel and 2,000 gallons of AVGAS, and to fuel aircraft.
The fuel farm must be constructed and installed in full compliance with all building, life safety, fire prevention and
environmental codes, in a location on the leasehold to be determined by the selected Proposer and MDAD. Also required,
will be alteration of the existing hangar building to meet exiting Building Code or the construction of a new hangar building
in order to provide aircraft maintenance for customers.
Interested parties should contact Mr. John O'Neal, General Aviation Business Development Coordinator at 305-869-3862
no later than August 21, 2006

Building 10 Ofc. & Hangar
Building 14 Hangar
Aircraft Pavement
Vehicular pavement
Total Land

5,400 sq. ft.
7,800 sq. ft.
219,376 sq. ft.
24,180 sq. ft.
256,756 sq. ft.

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Booths for rent. Energetic
beauticians and barbers
needed. Busy location in Mi-
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mation, call 305-790-0829.
Furnished Rooms
15720 N.W. 44th Court
Quiet people only, no noise.
$115, $130 and $150 weekly.
Private entrance. Utilities in-
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p.m.,stop by for information.
Furnished rooms from $350
and up, $200 security.
Please call 786-357-8617
8150 NW 24th Avenue
Room with air and cooking
$90 weekly, $361 monthly
plus deposit. 305-696-5545.
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References 305-754-7776
Nice rooms for rent. Includes
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Furnished room.
Call 954-557-7629
Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-2451
Christian environment, $20
per day, $600 per monthly,
meals available.
Call 305-371-4940

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Fully furnished, utilities and
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free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
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1130 N.W. 2nd Avenue
One Apartment for Rent,
one bedroom, one bath
Fully remodeled.
Call 305-375-0673 or
14100 N.W. 6th Court
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, with central air, in quiet
area. $700 monthly!
Raciel Cruz: 305-213-5013
1558 NW 1st Avenue
Apartment for Rent, two bed-
room, one bath Fully remod-
eled. Brand new appliances,
refrigerator and stove.
Call 786-663-2016 or
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
5850 N.W. 15th Avenue
One bedroom one bath, new
appliances $600 monthly.
$1200 moves you in.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-709-4828.
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
7619 N.E. 3 Court
One large bedroom, $575
monthly. 786-286-2540
One and two bedrooms.,
$420-$495 monthly. Free wa-
ter, 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. ^'liami Court.
One, two and three bed-
rooms. Call 786-286-2540.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
and iron gate doors, $430
monthly. Two bedrooms,
$480 monthly. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

1249 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with appliances, tile, air and
fenced yard. $950 monthly!
Section 8 Welcome! Call
389-4011 or 305-632-3387

1531 NW 66th street
$700 per side, tiled, wall unit
air-conditioners, asking $700
monthly and $1500 deposit.
call Desmond 305-836-1040

42 N.W. 57 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances with central air, se-
curity bars and water. $900
monthly. Call Keisha:
4737 NW 16th Avenue
Large one bedroom, one
bath$575 monthly. $1500
moves you in. Please drive
by and call 305-652-9393
598-596 NW 52nd Street
Brand new four bedrooms,
two baths, both sides, walk in
closets, master bedroom with
master bathroom, tiled
throughout, central air and
heat, brand new refrigerator,
stove and over the range mi-
crowave ,$1600 a month per
unit. Section 8 only.
Call 786-315-0077
7409 N.W. Miami Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 per month, Section 8
Call 954-553-0019
Four bedrooms available,
wall-to-wall carpet, central
air, 1500 square feet, 4130
N.W. 22nd Court, $1500 per
month, Section 8 welcome!
Contact Mr. Bargmon at:
135 NE 80 Terrace,one bed-
room one bathroom, central
air. $600 monthly, first last
security. Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-818-9112.
Northwest two bedrooms,
$850 monthly 305-757-7067
Design Realty & Mgmt Inc.
One bedroom, one bath,
$700 monthly. 305-607-7192
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-
Two bedroom, one bath,
$1,150, 305-498-6555
636 NE 195 Street. Three
bedrooms, two and a half
baths townhouse, central air.
$1500 monthly first last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
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 305-401-
1410 N.W. 195th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
one car garage, central air,
$1500 monthly. NO Section 8
Call 305-267-9449.
15331 N.W. 29 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, family room, tile. $1400,
move in $4200. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
15750 N.W. 18 Avenue
Updated five bedrooms, two
baths, central air, tile. $1650
a month. Section 8 O.K.
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedrooms, three baths,
air $1,600, $4800 move in.
No Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
1931 NW 97 Street
2440 N.W. 82nd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
water included. 305-651-1078
1942 NW 86 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
central air fenced $1400
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488
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
last. Call 786-326-0482 or
3512 N.W. 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, bars, family room, car-
port, no Section 8. $1400,
$4200 move in,
Terry Dellerson, Broker
4101-03 NW 24th Avenue
Two-two bedrooms, one bath
homes for rent, central air,
all appliances available
Section 8 welcome. Please
call 786-419-0459
69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Section 8 welcome, referen-
ces. Call 305-754-7776
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedrooms, appliances,

$1350 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or
Homes and town homes;
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912 N.W. 46 Street
Spacious three bedrooms,
one bath, hardwood floors,
ceramic tile, central air, and
fenced backyard. $1200
monthly. 305-331-2431.
Five bedrooms, two baths
Canal Front. Huge kitchen
and family room, central air
conditioning upgraded tile on
floors and kitchen counters.
Call Cora
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Four bedrooms with air,
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Four bedrooms, two baths,
houses, den, Section 8 -
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AS ADDITIONAL INSURED), Occupational and
Other Licenses, Equipment List (vehicles, heavy
and small machines and number of crews avail-
able) All crews must be in Company Uniform (with
gloves, safety vests, goggles, flashing vehicle
lights, men working signs, stop signs, flags,
cones, according to DOT standards), Crew List,
Response Time, Emergency Contact Lists,
Reference List, Active Articles of Corporation Tax
ID number, and W-9 forms.

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Project Managers, Office Managers, Arborists,
Tree Trimmers and Climbers, Heavy Equipment
Operators, Dump Truck, Haulers (must have CDL
A or B), Must have a least 3 years experienced and
a good driving record. All applicants must submit
references and a resume via fax to:
305-693-4040 or 954-985-2428.

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rights, privileges,programs and activities generally
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oes the distance

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
Dontrelle Willis bounced back after a terrible out-
ing last week by helping the Marlins beat the
National League's best baseball team. The New York
Mets were in town and whether it's football, basket-
ball or baseball, when New York is in town there
will be a packed house.
The team took two of three games last week in an
S/ impressive fashion. Willis pitched Thursday squar-
ing off against Pedro Martinez in a match up that
lived up to its hype.
In front of a crowd of 24,097 at Dolphin Stadium, D-
train was full of emotion going eight innings strong. He
allowed only one unearned run on seven hits while
striking out five and walking three.
At the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded, the
other big fish Miguel Cabrera stepped up with a big hit to
drive in the leading run. Cabrera looked over to his buddy
Willis and said "that was for you."
Willis' record now stands at 7-8 as the team continues to
push for a wild-card spot after having been expected to
i l& lose 120 games this year.

Willis played like he had something to prove.


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