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Routine testing for AIDS draws strong reaction


Does disease's stigma outweigh detection?


By Steve Sternberg
TORONTO A push to
make HIV tests as routine as a
test for high blood pressure
provoked a backlash here
recently from opponents who


say AIDS' lingering stigma
makes the risk of disclosure
too great, especially when
many patients still can't get
access to treatment.
But' doctors who treat AIDS
patients say the risks of people


not knowing whether they are
HIV-positive are greater,
because those who are diag-
nosed with the disease in its
late stages die within months
and people who get treatment
can survive for decades.
Studies also show that people
who test positive change their


behavior and are
much less likely to
infect others.
"We've had 40,000
new cases in the USA
a year for 16 years
and we haven't made
a dent in that," John
Bartlett of Johns


Hopkins University
said at the 16th
International AIDS
Conference. "It's a no-
brainer. You have to
test."
The U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention circulated


draft recommendations in
March calling for routine HIV
testing without specific con-
sent in all doctors' offices, clin-
ics and hospitals, unless
patients explicitly refuse or
"opt out." Final recommenda-
tions will be published Sept.
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Five more fatal shootings
The fatal shooting of Kenneth 'Covie' 33, a convicted murderer and drug traf-
Smith, 24, in the Liberty City Square ficker who ran the John Doe drug gang
housing project Monday night marked in Liberty City in the mid-1990s.
the fifth homicide in one of the bloodiest The gang was tied to dozens of mur-
weeks in Miami history. ders as it battled a fierce turf war to
'Covie' was fatally shot about 7:30 expand its drug sales. The John Doe
while he stood on the corner of 65"' gang which got it s name from the toe
Street in the 1400 block, a short dis- tags tied to unidentified bodies in the
tance from where 9-year-old Sherdavia .. morgue was dismantled in 1999 with
Jenkins was killed on July 1. the conviction of Smith, his cousin and
Smith is the nephew of Corey Smith, EVANS Please turn to SHOOTINGS 4A


MEMORIES WANTED OF OLD VIRGINIA KEY BEACH


What color was the train?


Special to The Miami Times


As progress steadily continues toward the reopening of
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park to the public next year, this
popular project has taken another important leap forward
with the recent acquisition of a fully restored Mini-Train ride,
just like the one which rode the rails back in the
Park's segregation-era heyday as Miami's "col-
ored beach."
The newly purchased train, which will be
unveiled at the park in a fun-filled August 19
S welcoming celebration, will require one
more important step to make it restora-
tion truly complete, which will be its
repairing with the markings of the
f "Biscayne Virginia Rickenbacker
Central" railroad.
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Vote early
Election Day can be hectic and is not as revered as
is observed in other countries, where it is a holi-
day or the business life is suspended or treated
secondarily to voting. That need not be the case for Florida
voters. There is no reason why citizens cannot find time to
vote for a period that begins Monday, August 21 and does
not end until 7 p.m. September 5.

The reasons to vote are as obvious as the martyrs that
have paved our way with their blood, freedom and lives.
The Election Department of Miami-Dade has facilitated the
ability of voters to vote early by setting out satellite voting
areas throughout the county. It will be turning our backs
on Dr. King and our forefathers and mothers who strug-
gled for our right to vote. Vote now-starting Monday.


FAMU trustees must

repair 'weak' image
ecause of the increasingly large volume of com-
ments critical of Florida A&M University Board of
Trustees, one could easily conclude that FAMU
was much better off under the old Board of Regents.

So far, that's probably true, but that does not necessar-
ily mean there is something wrong with the trustee sys-
tem. It does suggest, however, that the FAMU board, based
on the incompetence it has shown in hiring and supervis-
ing presidents, must do a better job if FAMU is to regain
and maintain its place among the nation's elite universi-
ties.

Some FAMU stakeholders, frustrated by the seemingly
weak and ineffective board, have suggested privately and
publicly that most members of the BOT either should
resign or be replaced.

While we agree with the "weak" and "ineffective" charac-
terizations, making wholesale changes probably won't
solve the problem.

Except for the presidents of the Faculty Senate and
Student Government Association whose seats are mandat-
ed by law, the other 11 board members are volunteers,
most of whom honestly want to do what is best for FAMU.

As we have pointed out before, the out-of-town trustees
are farTremoved 'from Tallahas'seeraid ar'TIot aware of
how things are going on campus except the cherry picked
information, furnished to them by the interim president or
her most avid protector, the board chairwoman. Thus,
what the majority of trustees get does not include the vol-
umes of information portraying the chaos, low morale and
gradual dumbing down and decline in the overall quality
of the university.

Trustees are being told that there are only "two or three"
detractors, but if they paid attention to the public com-
ments at the end of BOT meetings they would notice that
complaints overwhelmingly outnumber compliments.

Consequently, the trustees are not aware of how they are
being manipulated by the interim president or the extent
to which they are being manipulated with the full knowl-
edge of the chairwoman whose allegiance to the interim
president appears to far exceed her allegiance to FAMU.

FOR EXAMPLE
Several days before the June 29 full board meeting, in
the wake of the controversy and negative publicity regard-
ing the summary dismissal of eight professors from the
School of Business and industry and the contemplated
dismissal of 40 other faculty members, Trustee R.B.
Holmes requested of the interim president and was prom-
ised a holistic report on her overall objective and the total
number of employees who would lose their jobs as a
result. As of this writing nearly two months later, the inter-
im president has not provided the information as she
promised.

After learning that the SBI professors had been dis-
missed in violation of the collective bargaining agree-
ment, the board on June 29 instructed the interim pres-
ident to honor the agreement. Instead, the interim pres-
ident tried to renegotiate the contracts and still has not
followed the board's instructions except to put them back
on the payroll. Two professors with 12-month contracts
are being paid, but with no work assignments or access
to their offices.

Ironically, the interim president fired former FAMU law
school dean Percy Luney for having a person on the pay-
roll with no work assignment.

Why haven't trustees demanded an explanation for the
recent bad financial audit that betrays what the board
was told a few months ago and which largely provided
the basis for a $50,000 raise and a $35,000 bonus for


the interim president?
Remaining silent while the interim president seems to
have to account to no one for her actions is what makes
the board look weak and appear afraid to challenge or
question anything the interim president does.

We believe the board can do its job, but in order to do
so, trustees must become more independent in their
thinking and actions and stop being manipulated by the
interim president and intimidated by the board chair-
woman. -Capital Outlook


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It is that time again, when
every fence, street corner
and highway is littered with
signs of candidates. This is
the time of year, when a lot
of people tune out, when
they should be tuning in.
The most critical race for all
Floridians is the race for
Governor. If a democratic is
elected Governor,. then the
democrat Governor will be a
strong balancing influence
against the Republican
House and Senate. It
appears this year that we
have two strong candidates,
Rod Smith, a former legisla-
tor and prosecutor and Jim
Davis, a U.S. Congressman.
Rod Smith was not the initial
favorite, but he has run a
strong campaign and the
race is now in a dead heat.
I think Rod Smith is the
best candidate for the
Democratic party, because
he has the most ability to
beat Charlie Crist. Rod
Smith's strong connections
to various legislators, north
Florida roots and prosecuto-
rial background has allowed
him to win some key
endorsements from various
Sheriffs, Clerks of Court, leg-
islators, county commission-
ers and even win key
endorsements from Central
Florida newspapers in the
heart of Jim Davis's 'central
Florida district. U.S.
Congressman Meek, State
Senators Frederica Wilson,
Tony Hill, Mandy Dawson,
State Representative Ed
Bullard, Commissioner
Dorrin Rolle and School
Board Members Robert
Ingram and Solomon Stinson
all endorse Rod Smith. Most
notably the Transportation
Workers Union, UTD and
Florida Police Benevolent
Association also support
Smith. Rod Smith has fought
the Republicans on a variety
of issues in the past that are
important to Blacks. Right
now, I think the most impor-
tant issue that he is address-
ing is the need for Hurricane
Insurance. This is a bread
and butter issue for every
Floridian and one that has
been largely ignored by cur-
rent Republican leadership
until it has reached a crisis
level.
Another critical race is that
of Congressman Kendrick
Meek. Dufirstson Neree is
too young to be running for
office and we should not
trade experienced leadership
for a young man who still
has not made his way in the
world. Kendrick Meek served
eight years in the Florida
House and Senate before
becoming a U.S.
Congressman. At this critical
time with wars raging in
Iraq, Afghanistan and now
Lebanon, we need leaders
who are not afraid to fight.
Congressman Meek showed
his willingness to fight, when
he was a legislator and
decided to sit in the


Governor's Office until the
Governor would meet with
him. Congressman Meek is
currently on the House
Armed Services Committee
and the Homeland Security
Committee. As a member of
the House Armed Services
Committee, Kendrick Meek
fought to insure that our
service men had all the
equipment they needed to
carry out their mission as
safely as possible. This is a
no brainer, we should all
support a South Florida
native who has proven his
intelligence, honesty and
work ethic.
Critical to our everyday
lives are our County
Commissioners. The District
3 race should be a two way
race, but it is not clear
whether Howard Gary's
name will be taken from the
ballot.
Do not waste your time. Do
Not Vote for Howard Gary.
Howard Gary is a registered
voter in Broward County and
not qualified to run for office
in Miami Dade County.
Inspector General Chris
Mazzela is currently investi-
gating the election law viola-
tions involved in Gary's bid to
run for office. There are only
two real candidates in the
District 3 race: Audrey
Edmonson and Bess McElroy.
Out of these two candidates, I
favor Audrey Edmonson. She
has a proven track record as
former Mayor of El Portal and
current Commissioner for
District 3. Audrey Edmonson
has already shown her
strength on the commission
by blocking plans to con-
struct ramps into Overtown
off of 1-95. She has shown her
integrity and honesty by hold-
ing the line on the UDB. She
has put in the time and work
to deserve a chance to have a
full-term as County
Commissioner.
Important to the future of
this County and more impor-
tantly, critical to the education
needs of our children are the
members of the School Board.
Solomon Stinson has agreed
to run again for his seat on the
School Board. Solomon
Stinson worked in the School
System for decades before
retiring. He has served two
terms as School Board mem-
ber, and wants to continue to
support the good work of our
reform minded
Superintendent Dr. Rudy
Crew.
It is important to keep "Doc"
on the School Board, so that
he can continue to support the
changes needed to improve
the education of our children.
Gepsie Metellus is a great per-
son and she should continue
to run for office, because she
has a good heart. However, I
think we need to stick with an
individual who knows the
intricacies of the school sys-
tem and who has a proven
track record of performance. I
support Solomon Stinson for
these reasons.


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Most Miami-Dade public officials are becoming accus-
tomed to the fact that the reason our 'prominent' citizens
spend so much money to get elected to office is really not
- to serve the public interest, but to position themselves to
ripoff the taxpayers with nefarious profitable schemes,
Read Daniel Flicker's Watchdog Report in Monday's
Herald if you want to see what Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
and his fellow City Commissioners are shafting the public
and its all supposed to be legal. Stay tuned.


Isn't it a bit gruesome and not very religious for so many
of our local people seemingly standing in line waiting for
longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro to die? But maybe all
of Democrats and the people in Cuba feel the same way
about George W. Bush.


- Many Blacks in Miami are wondering why the City
Commission is not considering one of us to fill that vacan-
cy in the Community Redevelopment Agency since CRA
head Frank Rollason has resigned to campaign for a com-
mission seat. There is a lot of grumbling that all of the top
posts are going to Cuban politicians. Stay tuned.

W Winn-Dixie Store has completed the sale of its 12 super-
markets in the Bahamas nine operated under the City
Markets banner three as Winn-Dixies.
The stores were sold to BSL Holdings Ltd., a Bahamian
investor group represented by Fidelity Merchant Bank &
Trust Ltd., for about $54 million.


Folk are asking what was the reason for the hasty depar-
S- ture of Minda J. Logan as the executive director of the
S-- Black Archives History and Research Foundation. The new
_ director is Elizabeth Williams.
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A lot of Miami-Dade Countians are concerned that they
are losing residents to neighboring Broward County where
new Census numbers show a continued surge in minorities
in Broward and dwindling numbers of white non-Hispanics
in Broward and Miami-Dade, particularly among children
under five.
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SJudge Karen Mills Francis has won the Herald endorse-
ment over challenger Stephen Millan in what is shaping
- up as a close race. And how about educator Jacqui Colyer
* - getting the nod over two-term Yolly Roberson?
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People are finding out that you have to be rich to visit
Disney World and Universal Orlando. Both popular attrac-
tions raised ticket prices for the second time this year from
$63 to $67 on Sunday.

Some readers are saying that judicial candidate Rima
Bardawil seems to have darkened her picture in The Gospel
Truth but her picture in Cuban and The Herald is much
lighter. Maybe she tanned between sittings?

Insiders in the know are talking about the other county
scandal. Is it true that people are being arrested for selling
contractor's licenses for $50,000 a pop? Building Code
Compliance administrators are being investigated we hear.
*******


Many people attending Sunday afternoon's Mt. Tabor
affair were unhappy with judicial candidate Joel Jacobi.
He not only blocked an area that was needed for parking
with his billboard size campaign sign, but he did not even
bother to come into the church service to honor Reverend
McRae as did other candidates, including his opponent.


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What should be done about all the guns on the streets?


JUSTINA DOWLING

"The officials
that are in
charge need to
find some way
to take all the
guns off the
streets. What
the communi-
ty can do is
unite and have
a gun drive
where these
people with guns can turn in
their weapons with no ques-
tions asked. If I could make a
change, I would outlaw guns to
the youth."

KENAN HANKS

"In order to
get the guns
off the streets
parents have
to be the ones
to do some-
thing about it.
Some type of
organization
needs to be
created in
order to talk to the young gen-
eration and help them stop the
killing. They are the ones with
the guns on the streets creating
the violence."


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A thief stole a car stereo, two door
speakers and a speaker box after pick-
ing the driver-side door lock of a 1993
Acura Integra in the parking lot at
Aventura Mall, located at 19501
Biscayne Boulevard, around 4:45 p.m.
The stolen items were valued at $250.


Police charged a 38-year-old man
with theft and trespassing'-at CVS
pharmacy, located at 306 Lincoln Road,
at 8:15 a.m. Police said store security
saw the man stick a bottle of wine, val-
ued at $9.99, down the front of his


KIM BERNARD

"In a way
people need
guns. I know a
lot of people
that have been
robbed many
times. To put
this in proper
perspective,
the young
people should-
n't be able to
gain possession of these guns
whatsoever. I believe that it
should be a law stating a cer-
tain age limit in order to have a
concealed weapon."


AUSTIN TEHEA

"I don't think
the guns on
the streets is
the problem.
People with the
guns are the
problem. I
don't think
that the distri-
bution of guns
should be
monitored, but instead the peo-
ple who are gaining possession
of them."

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QUINTON MOORE


have a license
for a gun, you
shouldn't have
one. I honestly
don't know
what can be
done about the
situation or
what should
be done. It's
already a hard
law in place that states what
will happen if you use it."

ALEX GAINES

"There need
to be classes
and programs
to teach these
young people
how bad guns
are. It starts
from when
they are
young kids.
It's kids that
are as young
as six years old that know what
a gun can do, but they don't
know the consequences. I don't
think you can get the guns off
the streets that are already
there, but something can be
done about the ones that are
not out yet."


pants before trying to leave. According
to the report, the man had previously
been warned to stay out of the store.

*******
Two men tried to steal several alu-
minum beams from a construction
site, located at 2347 Biscayne
Boulevard. The men, who were about
to load the beams into a truck, were
seen by employees and ran away.


A man stole two ratchet sets val-
ued at about $120 from AutoZone,


located at 13903 W. Dixie Highway at
9:10 a.m. According to police, the
man placed the items in a shopping
basket and then walked past regis-
ters.


A home under renovation was bro-
ken into by a man, who was seen by a
neighbor riding away on a mountain
bike. The incident happened in the area
of 5th Ave and NW 46th Street. The
neighbor told police he heard a loud
noise and saw the man standing next
toa broken window with his bike.


Parental influence is very important


Special to The Times

Miami-Dade County Public
Schools (M-DCPS) kicks off the
2006-2007 school year with an
important message for parents:
They are the most important
influence in a child's education.
Parents are strongly encour-
aged to be active in their chil-
dren's education. They are their
children's primary teachers and
the habits and examples par-
ents set at home will guide
them throughout their lives.


Parents have many options for
becoming involved in their chil-
dren's education and countless
studies show that whichever
option they choose, they are
sure to boost their children's
prospects for success.
Parents can start by visiting
one of the three M-DCPS par-
ent resource centers, at the
North Miami Beach and South
Kendall campuses of Nova
Southeastern University and
in Room 216 at the School
Board Administration


Building, 1450 N.E. 2nd Ave.,
Miami. The centers offer train-
ing, support groups, referral
networks and informational
mini-fairs throughout the
year.
M-DCPS also has an advoca-
cy director in each of its six
Regional Centers who can help
parents play a greater role in
their children's schooling. For
additional information, par-
ents can contact the Office of
Parental Involvement at 305-
995-2680.


Five more fatal shootings in our city


SHOOTING
continued from 1A


second-in-command LaTravis
Gallashaw and four others on
federal conspiracy charges.
The week's fourth homicide
victim in Miami-Dade County
was found Friday morning,
shot to death in his car in the
Hammocks.


On Tuesday night in
Perrine, Kenneth Lee Romer,
27, was shot in the head. He
was rushed to Ryder Trauma
Center at Jackson Memorial
Hospital, but died at the hospi-
tal.
On Wednesday night,
Alberto Booker, Jr., 26, became
another victim of a drive-by
shooting. He was walking at


3720 NW 213th Street in
Miami Gardens when some-
body from a passing vehicle
fired shots at him. He died at
the scene.
On Thursday at about 3:30
a.m., Jermaine Q. Evans was
chased down by several men
and shot near the Lincoln Field
apartments on Northwest 62nd
Street and 2dth Avenue.


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New school year brings innovative changes and new schools


Special to The Times
As students in Miami-Dade
County Public Schools start the
2006-2007 school year, the
District continues to build on
its success through a host of
changes that will bring better
efficiency in technology, innova-
tive curricula, and greater
capacity to schools.
A new program has been
implemented that will make
tracking grades easier and more
effective. The Electronic
Gradebook, an interactive tool
used by teachers and adminis-
trators to maintain student
grades and attendance, will now
be available online for parents
to access. Parents must create a
user ID and password at the
District's Parent Portal,
http:/ /myportal.dadeschools.n
et/paDocs/, in order to access
their child's records. Parents
may also access the Gradebook


via telephone by calling 305-
995-1234. This new system
allows for better planning and
will allow parents to see their
child's grades in progress.
Also on the technology front is
a new teacher evaluation sys-
tem. The Instructional
Performance Evaluation and
Growth System or IPEGS, goes
beyond once-a-year formal vis-
its by the principal to the class-
room to include the success
that students exhibit in reach-
ing academic goals, parents'
views, and a record of docu-
ments demonstrating teachers'
work throughout the year.
IPEGS will be implemented as a
pilot in 30 schools.
Secondary School Reform,
which aims to ensure that every
graduate leaves high school
fully prepared for college or a
good career, is another change
that will be seen in 11 senior
high schools across the District.


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Early voting starts Monday


Americans have adopted a
culture that elections are a one
day event. Fortunately, that is
not the case in Florida.
Floridians are allowed to vote
early although at limited loca-
tions. Because Election Day
can be hectic and is not a holi-
day or day off from work as is
observed in other countries,
some voters are inconvenienced
or simply prohibited from vot-
ing by the particular aspects of
their lives. That need not be the
case. There is no reason why
citizens cannot find time to vote
for a period that begins
Monday, August 21st and does
not end until 7 p.m. September
5th.
The reasons to vote are as
obvious as the martyrs that
have paved our way with their
blood, freedom and lives. The
following are. locations to vote
with the times that you can
vote:
Site 1, North Dade Regional
Library, 2455 NW 183rd Street;
Site 2, North Miami Public
Library, 835 NE 132nd Street;
Site 3, Lemon City Library
(Reading Room), 430 NE 61
Street; Site 9, Florida City Hall
(Commission Chambers), 404
West Palm Drive; Site 14,
Stephen P. Clark Government
Center (Lobby, SOE Branch


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


Office), 111 NW 1 Street; Site
16, Model Cities Library at the
Joseph Caleb Center, 2211 NW
54 Street; Site 19, Miami City
Hall (Staff Room), 3500 Pan
American Drive.


The heart of the reform plan is
an eight-class flexible schedule
that will allow every student the
opportunity to participate in an
internship or a dual enrollment
in college before graduating.
The new schedule also will per-
mit common planning for core
teachers on teams or in career
academies, allowing them to tai-
lor instruction to the specific
students they teach. The new
schedule also will increase the
number of electives available


to students.
On the construction front, the
District will open four new
schools: Ronald W.
Reagan/Doral Senior High,
Norma Butler Bossard
Elementary, David Lawrence Jr.
K-8 Center, and the Young
Women's Preparatory Academy.
These schools, plus projects at
existing facilities, bring the
number of new students seats
to an unprecedented 20,000,
bringing the District much clos-


er to its goal of eradicating over-
crowding by 2010.
One important change par-
ents and students need to be
aware of is the cost of lunch,
which will increase by $.50 for
students who pay full price. The
price of an elementary school
lunch will rise from $1.25 to
$1.75; secondary school lunch-
es will rise from $1.50 to $2.
This increase does not affect
students who receive free or
reduced price lunch.


As the school year gets under-
way next Monday, it is impor-
tant to remember that students
will be walking and taking the
bus to school, with more than
72,000 students traveling on
1,600 buses. The presence of
students at bus stops and the
increase in pedestrian traffic
calls for extra caution while
driving. The community is
urged to be vigilant in helping
students enjoy a safe school
year.


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M iami-Dade County voters overwhel-
mingly approved the People's Trans-
portation Plan in November 2002 and com-
mitted to funding much needed transit
expansion.
Miami-Dade Transit has already made
numerous improvements to its services,
relying heavily on customer recommenda-
tions to make the system work even more
efficiently.
On Monday, August 14, 2006, MDT man-
agement staff, including the director, began
riding bus and rail to talk to customers and
share their commuting experience.
"We will ride mover, rail, and all 107 bus
routes," said Roosevelt Bradley, MDT's


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RIDE BETTER?


Transit officials ride buses and trains to hear customer

concerns firsthand


director. "And we are committed to ensuring
that our customers' ride is reliable and that
they reach their destinations on time."
From August 21- 25, look for MDT staff in
blue T-shirts that read "How can we make
your ride better?" on the following bus
q routes and rail station:
Bus Routes: 38 and S
Metrorail Station: South Miami
If you would like the Miami-Dade
Transit director to ride with you, please
call 305-375-2597, or e-mail him at
rbradley@miamidade.gov.



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Virginia

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TRAIN
continued from 1A

However, like so much of the
effort that has gone into bring-
ing the Park back as a commu-
nity treasure, the repairing
project will depend on the
knowledge and involvement of
citizens.
As plans have moved forward
to find a suitable train and
then to purchase one in excel-
lent condition, an interesting
question arose: What color was
the original train? Some
knowledgeable elders have
pointed out that the red paint
scheme that appeared on the
old park brochures, produced
in the early days of color pho-
tography, was not authentic.
While a number of people
could agree that the colors in
the picture were not the true
ones, few could agree on what
the true colors actually were.
So the Virginia Key Beach Park
Trust, the official group estab-
lished by the City of Miami to
manage the Park's restoration
and operations, chaired by
Mrs. M. Athalie Range decided
to do what it has always done
in certain circumstances and
welcome the insights of those
who know.
If you remember the train
well and enjoyed rides on it,
then all of your memories are
welcome.
The Trust conducts a contin-,
uous Oral History Project, col-
lecting the remembrances of
people on camera and tape.
What would be especially wel-
come are memories of the orig-
inal colors of the train, so that
the new one might be as faith-
ful a reproduction as possible
of the original experience.

A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
As old-timers know and
youngsters have heard,
Virginia Key Beach Park was
- and will be much more
than just a park and the train
ride was much more than just
a train ride. The park, with its
palm-fringed setting, its beau-
tiful scenic location, its shady
picnic areas and its many
memorable activities was a
prize that was. worn by a
courageous and determined
community, which demanded
a bathing beach on a par with
all the others back in 1945.
The same was true in 1999,
when the Black community
joined environmentalists, his-
toric preservationists, public
park activists and other con-
cerned citizens to save the his-
toric park from being handed
over to private developers and
to be reopened to the public
instead, with all its rich histo-
ry to be told.
The train ride was and will
be more than just an ordi-
nary amusement. In the 1940s
and '50s, trains rather than
airplanes, were the finest way
to travel, but they also embod-
ied the histories of the men
who built the railroads and
worked aboard them. Almost
every family knew someone
who worked on the railroads
and who had many stories to
tell. This too was part of the
thrill of the ride around a por-
tion of the park.
The new train will help re-
create the magic of Historic
Virginia Key Beach Park for
younger and future genera-
tions. Plans also include con-
verting the engine to cheaper
and cleaner burning smoke-
less natural gas and including
displays at the station plat-


form that tell the little-told sto-
ries of railroad builders and
workers. This will become part
of the new Park's unique char-
acter as a place for fun and
recreation combined with an
outdoor museum experience.
People with memories to
share of the train, especially
its original colors, or of the
park in general, are invited to
call Judi Hamilton at 305-960-
4606.


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patronize the following stores and shops.

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West Dade
City Kids Clothes, Mall of Americas

Miami Gardens
Billy's Food Market, 4078 N.W. 167 Street

Opa-locka
Freedom Market, 14495 N.W. 22 Avenue

North Miami
Safa Market, 15400 N.W. 7 Avenue
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* Miami-Dade County Commissioner (Past 8 Months)
* Former Mayor of The Village of El Portal
* Associate Degree from Miami Dade College
* Bachelor Degree from Florida International University
* Masters Degree from Barry University
* Member of Florida Association of Counties
* Member of South Florida Jobs for Justice
* Born and raised in Miami
* Graduate of Miami Jackson High School
* Married 32 years and mother of 2
* Employed with Miami-Dade County Public Schools


Committed to resolving the Affordable Housing Crisis
Lead efforts to stop gun violence in our Community
Prevented expansion of expressway through Overtown
Provided grants to assist Mom & Pop Businesses
Sponsored resolution to preserve Temporary
Protective Status for Immigrants
Co-Sponsored the initiative to develop a plan to
assist children impacted by domestic violence
Urged Florida Legislature to enact the Community
Work force Housing Innovation Program
Sponsored resolution requiring traffic studies for
major construction projects
Co-Sponsored resolution to enhance the
beautification & maintenance of 1-95
Initiated the revitalization of the 54th Street Corridor
Created a task force to help ensure safety of
heavy equipment workers
Supported the allocation of $4 million to increase
Affordable Housing


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AIDS
conininued from 1A

22, says the CDC's Timothy
Maestro, an architect of the
proposal.
The World Health
Organization and the United
Nations Programme on
HIV/AIDS also are clamoring
for more widespread testing.
They propose that doctors
and nurses recommend that
even healthy-looking patients
get tested while allowing
them to decline.
"It's estimated that no more
than 10% of people around
the world know whether they
have an infectious disease for
which effective treatments
are available," says Kevin De
Cock, head of WHO's AIDS
program. He adds that treat-
ment programs can't expand
without more testing, but the
results must remain confi-
dential and appropriate
counseling must be provided.
But India-based human
rights lawyer Anand Grover,
project director of the
Lawyers Collective HIV unit,
says he fears that doctors'
supreme authority in the
developing world probably


will lead many to simply
order tests without consent.
Last week, the non-profit
Human Rights Watch issued
a report condemning testing
policies in many nations. For
example, it said, Saudi
Arabia tests foreign workers,
confines those who are posi-
tive and then deports them.
A few dozen protesters at
the meeting marched with
signs, chanting, "We need
more than just a test." Julie
Davids of the Community
HIV/AIDS Mobilization
Project said the protesters
objected to "scaling up test-
ing without an immediate
scale-up of treatment."
Jodi Jacobson, director of
the Center for Health and
Gender Equity, says develop-
ing countries also must com-
bat the stigma of HIV. "There
are many issues in the
debate in the U.S. that are
magnified a million times
over internationally because
there are fewer protections in
place," she says. "Just [a]
couple of weeks ago, a 12-
year-old boy in Mysore
(India) was tied to his bed by
doctors who tested him for
HIV."


MIAMI
|| P South Florida Community Development Coalition

he South Florida Community
Development Coalition
will be moderating
he following public meeting
along with the Miami-Dade
Housing Agency

Thursday, August 17, 2006
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211th Street
Meeting Room 2nd Floor

Miami-Dade Housing Agency
staff will be present.
:r information call 305-644-5100.

-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in
yment and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its
is or seies. For material in alternate format, a sign language
ter or other acc modation, please call 305-644-5127.


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CALENDAR
continued from 14B


There will be a free workshop
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 infor-
mation, call 305-536-5678 x
2271.

CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for persons
interested in becoming Foster
or Adoptive parents. For more
information, please call Danay
Sanchez at 305-779-9609 or
visit us on the web at
www.charleeprogram.org.
******** *
Sabbath Memorial Dog
Rescue Center is looking for
homes for their dogs. Anyone
interested in adopting a dog,
call 305-799-1567.

Maxim and Bud Light's


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"Real Men of Comedy Tour"
will be held October 1 at the
Jackie Gleason Theater. For
ticket information, call 305-
358-5885.

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

Terra Lingua (non-profit
organization) is seeking volun-
teers to host English speaking
Foreign Exchange Students
from various countries ages 15-
18. For more information, call
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 infor-
mation, call 305-690-4391.
********


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CHURCH
continued from 14B


Community Outreach
Ministry Baptist Church,
Reverend Jesse E. Martin, Sr.,
pastor, is holding their Family
and Friends Day 2006 on
August 20 at 10:45 a.m. in the
Brownsville Middle School
Auditorium.

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


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.

Join Mayor Joseph L. Kelly
and other local pastors every
Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the


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

The City of Hollywood is
seeking Fine Arts and Crafts for
their fourth annual
International Art and Music
Festival on October 21-22. For
more information, call 954-921-
3404.

Gospel AM 1490 WMBM is
looking for the fiercest, most
floetic Spoken Word Artists.
Romantic, social, heritage as
long as it is of or respectful to
Christian doctrine. Person sub-
mitting must be the author and
hold the legal copyright to the
material. No more than two
minutes. Files can be sent MP3
to ecfreeman@wmbm.com or
CDs may be mailed to: WMBM
Spoken Word, c/o E. Claudette
Freeman, 13242 NW 7 Avenue,
North Miami, FI 33168.
********
Gwen S. Cherry Black
Women Lawyers Association
invites the community to be a
part of it's Judicial Candidates
Breakfast Forum on August 19


Cultural Arts Center in
Opa-locka for prayer. For
more information, please call
305-953-2810.

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

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.
********


at 9 a.m. at Overtown's Lyric
Center: For more information,
call 305-376-4154.

Florida Memorial University
Entrepreneurial Institute is
offering several free services
and seminars on owning your
own business. For more infor-
mation, call 305-626-3155.
********
The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS
at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center
provides reliable services and
confidential support to Liberty
City families in need. Call 305-
751-1295 between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. to set your appointment
today.

Class Meetings
BTW Alumni Athlete Club
Football Pep Rally will be held
August 18 at the Overtown
Culmer Center from 9 p.m. to 2
a.m. when The Tornadoes play
The Northwestern Bulls. Dress
is casual. B.Y.O.B. For more
information, call Kathryn
HEpburn at 305-691-8996.

Miami Jackson's Class of
1967 will hold an important
meeting on Sunday at 1 p.m.,


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 wor-
ship Christ the Lord. On
Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30
p.m. For more information,
call 305-254-7647.

High to Life Ministry
(C.O.G.I.C.), Elder Derrick A.
Taylor, will hold worship


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.

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 information,
please call Helen Tharpes
Boneparte at 305-691-1333.

Miami Edison Sr. High's
Class of 1977 will have a


service at El Palacio Hotel
every Sunday night at 8 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-962-6987.

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.


93,d Street Community
SI missionaryy Baptist Church
P I2330 N.W. 93"' Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
7:30 ;.I.al. m. nrly Morning Worship
I I a.m..Morning Worship
9 i Evening Worship
Tuesday Bible Sludy .7 pn.,
cbsile: t1e ,.ore

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Apostolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-836-1224 305-688-1612
Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New lime for T.V. Program Order of Services:
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY Sun...9:3(l u.n....(Sinday School)
lIla A liii 0 :11 5(lb l'sAVi III1Walk in the Word Ministry
Stil. .In.9 p.si.. Snay 5Worship Service. ............. .
Wed.- nirvessory Payer 9 a .m.- 12 p m. Tuesday....7 pan.....Famnily Night
Monling Service .................. I I a.m. Wed..1 I a.m..Intercessory Prayer
Sun. Eve. WoNrsip 7:30 pn. Wed. Bible Class ........12 p.m.
Fri.-PrMSye Meei md .-... 7:30 p.m Wed. Bible Class..............7 p.m.
i beSnd. 7:3(m nl


Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Coulrt
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
Sixi)day Morniny Wolip .....I I a.m.
Sutinjday Men' IBible Study ..5 11p.m .
Sunday Laidies Bible Sluidy ..5 p.m.
StIIIIv 1'weiWa Wushil... ...6 p.m.
IiTuesiday Night [libe Sttdy.7:30n1,m
TIiunslay Moning Iliile Class I a.I
iY ansportation available Call:
3i05 (,34-44850i-3.'iS-(%9-1 058


Christian Hill AME Church\
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
LM09@BellSouth.Net/
www.lmgolf.comn
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30( p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday's
Sunday School......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2'1 & 4'V Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course


f Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413

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.
Prayer Meeting Ties. 6 p.m.


Faith Evangelistic Praise &
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
S Siiundaiy School...................9:30a. .
Sllun. Momingl Worship...........I I a.m.
Tues. P[iyer.....................6 p.m .
Schlxl of Wisdtom............6:30 pnm.
I ealingi & Delivenuix Sev...7:30pjn.
WaW/Sel. Milna (pr.ayer)t..5.11. a.
rlday Youth Night .................7 p.m.


SFirst Thessalonians
Missionary Baptist Church
5150 N.W. 2n,' Ave.
786-333-3505
Order of Services:
Sunday School
9:30 a.m
Sunday Morning Service
I1 Ia.m.
Bible Study
.1 7:30 p.m, Tuesday



SMt. 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.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.


f New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10" Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
E':mly Siiilnay Worship...7:3)0 a.m.
f sunclae '.is. -'0.. 10! t\.,


S-


Suniny MoringWoxship ....I am.
Sunday Evening Service ..6 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ..7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .7:30 p.mn.
"Nol Julm a C11i-rch ill a Movemelnt"


Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"1 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
F060305 -573-4060Fax 305-255-854S
Order of Services:
Sunday Schlool ...........9:4,5 a.m.
4' Sun...IT J....1:30-2:30 p.m.
Feeding M inistny 1.....I1 1.n
Wd. Iihle Sltuldy/Prayer..6:30 p.m
Tinlls.) iureach Minis-y....6:30 p.ni


Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
i iww.!'iemil slliplr, ii lia.irg
Irriendshippraylrobel Ilst hll .Ilme1
740 N.W. 58th Strcet
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
IHour of PraI'yer....... 6:30 an..
Early Morning Worsiip.:..730 a.m.
SuNew Day "N" Christ u. .930



MomiDeliverance Worship ............ I I aies
naYt l Mi l,3, S l....Wcd......7 p.m.
Prye/ Wible Sly.....Wed...... 7 p.m.
Niiendaysiy Ai lars-ymr..M- I.)
i I It 'yeedinii il" I lh.igr.y eVely



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

Order of Services:

Worship Se rv'ce ...... : 15 a ni.
P yTuesd Mys-BM n /hibleC .............. 7Spum.




Peaceful Zion Missionary




Early Morning Services
(2,34,5' Sunday)71.:(00( u
Sunday School .......... 9:45 am







The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:

S Sunday Wonship.. II a.n.m.& 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.

Dra me M.Ni-aps


Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12" Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m
N Sunday School.............. 9 .m
N BC ............................ 10:05 a'm '
W orship .........................4 I .m .
Missln ,nd Bible Ch ss

Mvi onl day ...................... 6:30 p.m .



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

Order of Services:
r rly s diso r ilis y 3 S ,
iih' c S os ............. 7:3 ,

\ l Gregoy WWWMMWs B/ j --


Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
SundaNew Hope Missionary m.
unday School.............rch
188 nday1 Evenin.W ............ 6 St m.
Mo30. -696xce-77lence 7:30 p..
Tue. Bible Class. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship I.. il...




-New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 NW. 103d St.
305-696-7745




BeayrIi,.' i~iStuly


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Sunday
Bible Study ............. 9 i.m. *** Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p1.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
Well page: www.peiib)rokeplirkcoc.ora


/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle'
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 41' Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order ofl Services:

"kitl. M otlil g S r . ......12 p.m .

S vr l lill a Wo ship S""...6 [ 1 p.inl
W N'- n Daha ,r" o .12 p t
Wed. Ni n H ihfle Stud,..8.. p.n1
'IThnursday Night "C vingt mn libh i
College .......... 6- 10),I n.
Flidav Night Worship Smr...8 .",


Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street
305-836-9081
Order of Services:
Sui k .I u imnilu Ser;,ice,
W lship ci'e I............ IIa.m .
T u I ;:a I H ii b le S Iu d 8 p .m .
6 1 1hul'sday Par SCrIc",e.8 p.m


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
305-691-1811
Order of Services:
S 1l s6 s ....ip....9:45nd iall

X l- Hday it "SIt.dy. ............................. 8 1
s nii-o y I M i son o n................. ..
Satlttl ay F I x' Giw -a-w ay ................... 1 0 l.



St. John Baptist Church \
1328 N.W. 3"'Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...11 a.m.
Nature or 1 Baptisit Clurche.s

Meefin g ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.



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

Order of Services:

SLIund SCIlol 1 a.m.
SSuin. Worship Seiv. 11:30 am.
Wed. Nigh Iht.er..ssor )ray"r
Ioin 7:130 to 8l pm.
1Sumday Worship Sevvice..6:30 p.m.


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


New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... I I a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tu 'eIls.e, befor the Is[ Sun....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship



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

Order of Services:
Itarly Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School .........9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....II a.m.

Prayer Mcclin. ............ 7:30 p.m.




(^ Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301


Order of Services:
Sunday School .............9:30 a.m.
Morning Pr-aise/Worship ..11 a.m.
YouiiI Choi-r Stilurday ..... I I Iin.
Prayer Meelting & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m.
,tutitng ilnlhip. Call 105-621 1511.


meeting, August 20 at 4 p.m.
For more information, please
call Diane Hilton-Arnold at
305-342-1136, Rubyann
Smith-Bradshaw at 305-632-
7109 or Sharlene Cox at 305-
627-0973.

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-
691-1333.
********
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://
www.reunionweb.com for more
information.

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


Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedi-
torial@bellsouth or mail
to 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For
further information, call
305-694-6216.


Join the



pays for itself and keeps your church and

your pastor before the community.

Call 305-694-6210
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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


The Miami Times, August 16-22, 2006 13B


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Bishop Nlictt)l.,I,. Curry, D.Mill., D.D, sellior RIM









Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


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14B The Miami Times, Aug 6 .. ..


Be sure to thank your Judas


Judas!! We have heard so
much about Judas. Even
those who are not students of
God's Word have heard of
Judas. Judas has always
been villanized. But I recently
read a devotional that puts a
different slant on Judas.
Though Judas was an enemy
of Jesus, he still helped Him to
fulfill His mission. Jesus' mis-
sion and His purpose for being
born and for living was to
die. Judas helped Jesus


accomplish 'His mission. In
this sense, Judas was not an
enemy, but a friend! Now, I
know that it is hard to see
Judas as a friend instead of a
foe, but he assisted in Jesus
accomplishing His purpose as
did no one else.
"What!" you might exclaim.
"How can a betrayer be any-
thing but an enemy of the one
who he betrays?!" As I read the
devotional, I began to see how
'enemies' in my life helped me


to accomplish God's will for
my life. Through their betray-
als, schemes, criticisms and
evil works, they pushed me
where I needed to be right
into the waiting arms of my
Lord. Though they intended
me no good, they actually suc-
ceeded in the creation of some-
thing good in me. In many of
these painful altercations,
angry words and accusations
were tossed. Though the words
were not meant to do anything
but hurt and offend me, there
were many instances where
the things said to me had a
ring of truth in them.
There were times when the
accusations were completely
false, but my reaction to the
accusations allowed me to see
that there were some 'issues'


in myself that I still needed to
deal with. I have seen
Christians respond to false
accusations hurled at them by
screaming, ranting and raging,
Instead of concentrating on
what the person is saying to
you and the hurt and pain the
words invoked, you must also
consider your reaction.
Cursing and using vulgar, vile
language at anyone for any
reason is not Christlike. If this
is the manner in which you
respond to your 'enemies'
attacks against you, then you
must consider that you might
still harbor a spirit of anger. If
you become so hurt and
offended that you cry and feel
that you are worthless and
ineffectual, then you still
might not have been complete-


ly delivered from that spirit of
low self-esteem and this can
easily lead to depression.
Thank your Judas for bring-
ing these things to light!
Thank your Judas for any rev-
elation that shows there are
still some areas in your life
that need the healing touch of
the Great Physician. Thank
your Judas for showing you
that you still need some time
on the wheel of the Master
Potter. And thank you, Judas,
for anything and everything
that you do that sends me into
the outstretched arms of my
loving, kind and merciful
Father! Just as children will
run to their parents for com-
fort and support when a
school yard bully attacks
them, your Judas should have


you running to your Father for
comfort and support.
Over the years, my Judases
(yes, there have been more
than one!) certainly meant me
no good, but I must admit that
at best, they allowed me to see
some not so great qualities in
me that I know could not pos-
sibly be pleasing to God; and
at the very least, they sent me
scurrying to the throne room
of my Omnipotent Lord, which
is not a bad place to be!
Next week, I am going to tell
you a story of how some
Judases in my life helped to
accomplish the purpose of God
in me, and others. In the
meantime, think about some
Judases in your own life, and
how they were actually friends
to you.


Am I locked out or preserved


Someone once said that, "the
more we live the more we
learn!" I dare not say ye or nay,
but one thing is certain and it
is that God truly allows us to
learn so much from the events
in our lives. Am I locked out or
simply preserved? I have
always enjoyed driving miles
and miles into new areas espe-
cially those which are country
in nature. I'm amazed at the
features of the older buildings,
the agricultural makeup, the
residents way of life and the dif-


ferent types of foods which they
eat. As a matter of fact I'm often
like a kid in a candy store, so
much to see and so little time!
Recently I took my family for
a ride through South Carolina
and on into North Carolina.
There was so much to see. I
was fascinated with the many
things which we saw, but my
fascination was dwarfed by
what I learned as we headed
back. Along the interstate as
we traveled I noticed that there
was no traffic at all traveling in


the northbound lane and on a
Friday, it was about 4:50 p.m.
This was unbelievable! After
driving for about an hour I
noticed a squad of police cars
with their lights flashing and
officers nearby forming what
gave the shape of a barricade in
this Northbound lane. Just
south of this police barricade
there were two vehicles, an
overturned tractor trailer about
50-60 ft and a squashed SUV.
As I drove even further south of
this accident there were more
flashing police cars and to the
south of these in this northern
lane were stopped vehicles
which stretched for about 20-
30 miles! The traffic line was
incredible; of course I thanked
God that I was not in this traf-
fic jam. No doubt this must
have been frustrating and


annoying for many of the driv-
ers, but I wondered were they
locked out or were they simply
being preserved?
Days later as I pondered this
scene I was reminded of a boy
in the Bible named David who
was given the menial, undigni-
fied task of caring for sheep. I
thought of the fact that per-
haps there were days when
David felt left out as his broth-
ers would leave home and go to
do more dignified and honor-
able tasks. As a matter of fact
the Bible tells us that David's
brothers were soldiers in the
army. One may 'easily think
how painful this may have all
been for David. As I rehearsed
David's words in Psalms 23, I
was encouraged; the Lord is my
shepherd, I shall not want or
lack, He makes me to lie down


in fresh, green, tender, pas-
tures, He leads me beside the
still and restful waters, He
refreshes and restores my life,
He leads me in the paths of
uprightness and right standing
with Him, not because I've
earned it but because of His
name's sake. The Bible tells us
that David one day is asked by
his father to deliver food to his
brothers on the battle field and
upon his arrival he is totally
ridiculed, humiliated and
mocked by his eldest brother.
1 Samuel 17 verse 28 reads,
Now Eliab his eldest brother
heard what David said to the
men and his anger was kin-
dled against David and he
said, why did you come here?
With whom have you left those
few sheep in the wilderness? I
know your presumption and


the evilness of your heart; you
only came here to see what's
going on. The Bible goes on to
tell us that David then volun-
teers to face Goliath when
every other soldier had already
refused and as David spoke to
the king, David said while I
was with the sheep in the
fields I killed a bear and I
killed a lion, God was training
me all along; locked out or
simply preserved? Have you
been feeling rejected, over-
looked, locked out, discour-
aged or down trodden? It may
be that God has been preserv-
ing you for your time of promo-
tion. You are not locked out,
but instead God has been pre-
serving you!
"Your locked doors are not to
frustrate you, but to preserve
you!"


New Corinth Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Kenneth McGee, pastor, will be
'in revival, August 21-25 at 7:30
p.m. nightly.
I , ********
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, will cele-
brate Choir # 2's Anniversary,
lAugust 18 at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
I758-0922.

Aljfl fAgape Seventh Day
Adventist Church, Jonathan
McCottrey, pastor, will celebrate
its 10th Anniversary, August
18-20. It will include speakers,
a musical concert and an inter-
national food festival. For more
information, please call 786-
512-9706.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, will have
their Ushers' Anniversary,
August 20 at 3:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
758-0922.

Mount Calvary National
Church of God, Inc., Bishop L.
Rolle, pastor, is having
a Youth Bible Challenge and
Talent Explosion, August 18-19
at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more
information, contact Melissa
Scott at 305-378-8707.


Ili| l


The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is
currently recruiting Foster
Parents and Adoptive Parents.
For more information, call
305-694-7450. ext. 190.

Booker T. Washington
High School Alumni
Athletic Club is accepting
requests for candidates for
the 2006 07 Hall of Fame
Banquet. You can pick up the
nomination forms Monday -
Friday from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
The deadline for submitting is
September 30.
******** *
The Dynamic Women's
Democratic Club of Miami-
Dade County presents 'Meetc
The Candidates, August 27 at
5 p.m. in Parish Hall at Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church.
For more information, call
Rosetta Rolle Hylton at 305-
790-3952 or claudia Gray at
305-965-2522.
******** *
There will be a Candidates
Forum, August 21 from 6-9
p.m. in the Miami Central
Senior High School
Auditorium. For more infor-
mation, please call Gary
Johnson at 786-487-8116.
Mack Samuel at 305-588-
0772 or Bob Moody at 305-
836-1899.
***The Miami-Dade County*
The Miami-Dade County


The members of True Vine
Missionary Baptist Church
invite you to join us, August 27
at 4 p.m. at Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church as
we celebrate the retirement of
Reverend C.W. Weatherspoon
from pastoral duties. For more
information, please call 305-
693-4268 or 305-696-0861.

The members of Mt. Vernon
Missionary Baptist- Church
have begin to honor our pas-
tor, Reverend Wilfred A. Miller,
Jr. for his 15th year of leader-
ship with Pre-Appreciation
Worship Services, August 20 at
3:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-754-5300.

New Providence
Development Center after
school care/tutoring began
August 7 from 3-6 p.m. each
day. Program is free and will
run the entire school year.
Transportation available for
pick-up only. For more infor-
mation, call 305-758-0922.

New Mount Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Albert Jones, pastor,
will have a Pre-Fellowship
Gospel Explosion, August 20
at 5 p.m.

New Christ Tabernacle,


Department of Human
Services (DHS) will hold a
kick-off event celebration,
September 5 from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m., at its Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Office Plaza.
Entertainment, refreshments
and food will be provided.

Join the Miami-Dade
Chamber and the Miami
Beach Chamber of
Commerce in a joint venture
at Madiba Miami South
African Restaurant and
Lounge, September 22 from
6-8 p.m. Members: $10.
Potential Members: $15.
RSVP only. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-751-
8648.

Spoken Word Artist
Rebecca "Butterfly"
Vaughns is holding telephone
auditions for a show sched-
uled to take place in 2007
during Black History Month.
You can audition 24/7 live or
by voicemail 305-836-3572
until September 4. Sing a
verse of any song ~ leave a
name and contact info and
the name of the artist whose
song you would like to sing
for the show

The Civic Chorale will have
auditions August 27 from 2-4
p.m. at the University of
Miami Frost School of Music,


Reverend Harold Marsh, pas-
tor, invites you to a great serv-
ice, August 20 at 11 a.m.
Reverend Janice Thomas will
be in charge of services. For
more information, call 305-
621-8126.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to a powerful
Bible Study of God's Word,
wednesday night, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 786-
258-1826.

New Saint Mark Missionary
Baptist Church. Reverend
Silas Pinkney, p.asor,will be
celebrating Women's Day,
August 20 at 11 a.m.

True Believers In Christ,
James R. Poole, pastor, will be
having a back to school musi-
cal program on August 18. For
more information, call 305-
654-0391.

True Believers In Christ,
James R. Poole, pastor, invites
you to come hear young
Minister Torance Poole bring
the Word of God during our 11
a.m. service. For more infor-
mation, please call 305-244-
5749.

Mt. Zion African Methodist
Episcopal Church in Miami
Gardens, Reverend Dr. Robert
B. Ingraham, pastor, will salute
the contributions of Black
Police Officers within Miami-


Broby Rehearsal Hall.
Musical skills will be evaluat-
ed; including sight singing,
tonal memory and rhythmic
accuracy. To schedule an
audition or for more informa-
tion, call 305-490-5930 or
e m a i 1
civicchorale.music@miami.edu.

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-
751-5511.

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
information, call 786-433-
4731.

Alix Desulme and
Associates, Inc., a consult-
ing firm based in Miami, is
seeking anyone who is inter-
ested in becoming a poll work-
er 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-
893-1653.
Please turn to CALENDAR 13B


Dade County, August 27 at 11
a.m. For more information,
please call 305-681-3308.

The Church of the Open
Door is having their fourth
annual Community Health
Fair. The event will be held on
September 9 from 10 a.m.- 2
p.m. For more information,
call 305-759-0373.

A Mission with a New
Beginning Usher Board along
with Pastor Eugene Joyner Sr.
will be sponsoring a Car Wash
Fundraiser. The event will be


held on September 3 from
9:30 a.m- 2 p.m. For more
information, call 305-694-
2127.

An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C.
Bender, pastor, will be having
Youth Team Services on
August 19 at 11 a.m. For more
information, call 305-233-
5144.

The Golden Bells are inviting
everyone to their 28th Singing
Anniversary on August 20 at 4
p.m. For more information, call


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Kids benefit from basketball jam at Northwestern


Keyon Dooling, Udonis Haslem, Rasaul Butler and Malik Allen all played
in the basketball jam. Girl gets down in dance competition.


including computers and for
one lucky boy, an autographed
Magic Johnson jersey.
Dr. Bernard told The Miami
Times that he didn't know
what to expect? "I heard about
it and I've been very impressed
from what I've seen. It's very
orderly and great for the com-
munity, said Bernard. Part of
the reason everything was so
orderly was because at almost
every entrance there were at
least two police officers. With
all the shootings in the com-
munity lately, the school want-
ed to make sure the environ-
ment would be safe.
The game itself featured five
NBA players who are no
strangers to Miami. Udonis
Haslem, former Miami High
standout; James Jones, for-
mer American High standout;
Keyon Dooling, former Ely
High standout; and former
Heat players, Rasaul Butler
and Malik Allen. Each player
helped hand out the many
prizes given to attendees.
Please turn to JAM 17B


Friendship celebrates 77th church anniversary


Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church was founded
in 1929 in Overtown by the
Late Reverend John I. Ross. In
1970 the church was relocat-


N


the guest speaker at the 7:30
a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Dr.
McKissick is the senior pastor
of Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church of Jacksonville. He is


Second Chapter


Pastor Gaston Smith


ed to it's current location in
Liberty City under the leader-
ship of the late Reverend
James E. Jenkins. Friendship
will culminate it's 77"' Church
Anniversary on Sunday,
August 27. The anniversary
celebration will be held over


the course of three weeks.
The kickoff program was
Sunday, August 13, which
was a Back to School Rally.
The church distributed hun-
dreds of back packs filled with
school supplies. They also
provided free haircuts and
hair styling to the young male
and female students of the
community in addition to
serving hot meals while they
waited. "This was how we
wanted to give back to the
community," said Pastor


Gaston Smith.
On Sunday, August 20 they
will celebrate their Old
Fashioned Day service. At the
11 a.m., Worship Service local
Gospel Recording Group,
Second Chapter will minister
in song and Pastor Smith will
deliver the messages at the
7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. servic-
es.
The anniversary celebration
will culminate on Sunday,
August 27. Reverend Dr.
Rudolph McKissick, Sr. will be


Reverend Dr. Rudolph McKissick, Sr.

a dynamic speaker and has
over 40 years of pastoral expe-
rience.
All are invited to share in the
celebration. The church is
located at 740 NW 58th Street.
To God Be The Glory, For
Great Things He Has Done.


Jordan Grove celebrates 50th anniversary


Having 50 years of divinely
ordained existence has granted
us the privileged to faithfully
serve and support these insti-
tutions: The National Baptist
Convention USA, Inc. under the
tenures of Presidents Jackson,
Jemison, Lyons, Wise,
Jackson, Moeweathers and
currently, Reverend George E.
McRae; the Seaboard Baptist
Association, Inc. under the
tenures of founding moderator
J. I. Ross and succeeding mod-
erators W.H. Edwards, W.L.


Bell and, currently,
G.D Horton.
The celebration will
continue when
Reverend Gaston
Smith and the
Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church shares
with us at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, August
16.
Bishop Victor T. CU
Curry will also help us
celebrate with a message as we
gather at the New Birth


Cathedral at 7
p.m. on Friday,
August 18.
The celebra-
tion will con-
clude with a
Sunday, August
20, Close Out
Service at the
93rd Street
Community
VRRY B a p t i s t C
Church, hosted
by Pastor Carl Johnson.
Choirs from various church-


es will raise their
voices in praise as
will the Jordan Grove
Male Chorus and
Reverend Douglas
Cook will bring the
sermon. The colors
for all services are
gold and black.
Pastor Cook says of
this golden anniver-
OK sary, "This opportuni-
ty to celebrate is truly
nothing less than a blessing
from our sweet Lord."


Local ministry gives back to community

By Isheka Harrison
iharrison@miamtimesonline.com 7

On August 5, U.G.P.
Ministries and Bridging The
Gap Organization held their
annual Back to School On
Wheels event at Charles
Hadley Park. In a show of great
love for their community, the
organizers of the event, Pastors
Felton and Sheronne
Singleton, gave away tons of
bookbags and school supplies.
Those present were treated
to a fun-filled day that met the
needs of many inner city resi-
dents. Hotdogs, popcorn and
snow-cones were provided,
along with a bounce house and
great music from several local
artists.
Lil Bass, whose hit single
'Kool-Aid' is number three on
the R&B charts, thrilled the
crowd of students with an
appearance. The R.E.A.L Carla Decastillo and her children are all smiles after receiving school supplies at the Back to School on
Please turn to MINISTRY 17B Wheels event.


Scholarship recipients are: (1-r, back row) Asiah Brackett, Ashley
Calloway, Rochelle Boreland, Kristen Harris; (1-r, front row) Darcelle
Skeete Charney Bland.

Sorority provides scholarships and

service to Miami-Dade community


Fulfilling its mission to pro-
vide service to all mankind,
the members of Gamma Zeta
Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., have
implemented several commu-
nity programs to promote
scholarship, the Black family
and health and wellness.
The Scholarship Committee
announced Kristen Harris,
valedictorian from Carol City
Sr., as the recipient of the
chapter's Jeanette A. Gill
Scholarship Award. Harris
will receive the $6,000 award
to assist with her studies at a
Historically Black
College/University that she
will attend.
Charney Bland from
William H. Turner Tech is the
recipient of the Presidential
Freedom scholarship, a
$1,000 award given to a stu-
dent who has completed over
100 community hours. In
addition, the chapter nomi-
nated Rochelle Boreland from
Norland Senior High, for one
of the Miami-Dade Pan-
Hellenic scholarships.
Members of the chapter's
Ivy Rosettes girl's club also
received several scholarship
awards. Ashley Calloway and
Shanice Christopher, received
$1,000 awards, and Michelle


Richards received the Myna
Copeland Award. All graduat-
ing seniors received a $75
book award.
The chapter's WISH
Foundation, Inc. awarded
$2,500 scholarships to
Darcelle Skeete, from
Palmetto Senior High School
and Asiah Brackett, from
Hialeah Senior High School.
Skeete has a weighted GPA of
4.31, ranks 205 out of 789
and she has performed 191
community service hours.
Brackett has a weighted
GPA of 4.37, ranks 62 out of
854 and she has completed
386 community service
hours. The recipients met the
following criteria: a Black
senior who is enrolling in a
full-time course of study in
the fall of 2006; a minimum
GPA of 3.0; demonstrated
leadership and involvement
in school activities; volun-
teered 75 hours or more in
community service activities;
and completed a two-page
essay on a given prompt.
The Chapter also served the
community in other ways.
Earlier this year, the chapter
observed Women's History
Month at Ward Towers. The
senior citizens participated in
Please turn to SORORITY 17B


Pastoral anniversary at Soul Saving


Soul Saving Missionary
Baptist Church, 2170 N.W. 76
Street, invites you to the sev-
enth pastoral anniversary of
Pastor Jodie Alexander and First
Lady Arpie Alexander. Services
will be held nightly beginning on
August 21 through August 25 at
7:30 p.m.
On Monday, St. Mark Church,
Reverend Williams; Tuesday,
Mt. Zion, Reverend Walker;
Wednesday, Rock of Ages,
Reverend White; Thursday, True
Believers, Reverend Poole; and
Friday, Valley Grove, Reverend
Perkins.
Our pastor's anniversary will
climax on Sunday, August 27 at
4 p.m., at Dayspring Missionary


Reverend Jodie Alexander

Baptist Church, 2991 N.W.
62nd Street. Reverend Charles
Boyd is the pastor.





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Second Canaan's continuing studies


Jacksonville Theological
Seminary announces
continuing studies at the
Miami Liberty City site on the
premises of Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church.
The address is 4343 N.W. 17th


Avenue Miami, FL 33142.
We are an accredited
Seminary offering Associate,
Bachelors, Masters and
Doctorate degrees. The areas
of study are Ministry,
Christian Education, Christian


Counseling and Theology.
Bishop, Dr. Julius Ringling is
the area facilitator. The
contact person is Dr. Arnold J.
Kelly at 305-633-4639 or 305-
638-1789 for more detailed
information and registration.


Sorority gives back to community


SORORITY
continued from 15B

discussions and riddle games
about outstanding Black
women. Prizes were given to
residents for participating.
Residents also shared infor-
mation about outstanding
women in their lives.
In May and June, commit-
tee members celebrated
Mother's Day and Father's
Day with the residents by
providing a variety of lively
and engaging activities at
both Ward Towers and
Jolivette Plaza. Members of
the Senior Citizens
Committee include
Laurasteen Jones, chairlady,
Bennie White, Gloria Green,
Rosetta Peterkin, Nezzie
Stewart and Thelma Wilson.
The fight against cancer is a
major focus for the chapter.


The Health and Wellness
Committee recently presented
information about cancer, its
risk factors, early detection
and prevention to residents of
two South Florida shelters for
women and children. The
shelters were Inn Transition
North and Inn Transition
South, located in North
Miami Beach and Cutler
Ridge, respectively, as part of
the national initiative to fight
cancer with knowledge and
early detection.
The Miami-Dade County
Department of Health, Cancer
Division, provided informa-
tion about available services
and eligibility. Discussions
stressed healthy diets, exer-
cise, weight control, self-
exams and regular checkups
being the keys to reducing
cancer risk. Participants
received information about


mobile units for cancer
screening and the eligibility
requirements.
Members of the committee
include Lydia Ross, chairla-
dy, Bertha Milton, Paula
Edwards, and Polly Hamilton.
fThe chapter's Black Family
Committee honored 30 moth-
ers on Mother's Day at vari-
ous churches in Miami-Dade
and Broward counties. The
ladies were saluted for their
outstanding devotion to their
families and steadfast com-
mitment to their churches
and communities. Dorothy
Blake is chair lady of the
Black Family Committee..
Linda J. Johnson serves as
the president of Gamma Zeta
Omega Chapter and Dr.
Martha Johnson Rutledge,
second vice-president, is
chairman of the Program
Committee.


Back to School event helps kids


MINISTRY
continued from 15B

Steppers also performed and
some kids from the communi-
ty were pulled out of the crowd
to showcase their God-given
talents. The MC made sure to
note that anyone who graced
the stage had to have a posi-
tive message.
The State Attorney's Office,
Action Uniforms, Staywell
Medicaid and Dr. Solomon
Stinson's Re-election cam-
paign all came out to offer
their services and support.
Sylvia Ferguson and Sheana
Reevers with Action Uniforms
told The Miami Times they
were there to both sell uni-
forms and give some away to
the children who were the
most in need.


Carla Decastillo, a parent of
seven, said she came out after
hearing about the event
through the summer camp her
children are a part of.
Decastillo said that though she
was a little late, since her
name was on the list, Pastor
Sheronne Singleton walked
her over and personally gave
her bookbags for all six of her
school-age children. "She was
very nice. I think it's great
what they're doing. It really
helps people such as myself,"
Decastillo said.
When asked what made
them decide to take on such
an enormous event, The
Singletons told The Miami
Times they wanted to help
meet the needs of the commu-
nity. "We did a survey and
found out what the needs of


the community were. We want-
ed to make sure we assisted
our community," Pastor
Sheronne Singleton said.
Pastor Felton Singleton
echoed his wife's sentiments
and said he really wanted to
give back. "I think if more peo-
ple in life learn how to have a
giving heart we can change our
community."
The Pastors also wanted to
make sure the community was
granted the opportunity to be
recognized for more than just
the recent violence that has
been so heavily highlighted. "If
someone had gotten shot, it
would be all over the news.
But when we have events like
this no one pays attention. We
want to let everyone know that
positive things can come out of
our community," they said.


Basketball jam held at Northwestern


JAM
continued from 15B

While Northwestern has seen
its share of trouble in the area
of academics, the new princi-
pal feels with events like this
to motivate the kids, grades
should change. "I see no rea-


son for this not to continue.
It's a safe positive environ-
ment," Bernard said.
The organizers of the event,
Spase Designz, echo
Bernard's sentiment. The
company is composed of four
gentlemen, three of which are
former students of Miami


Northwestern. They say they
started hosting the jam to give
back to the community.
"We're happy with the success
of it. Each year it has grown.
Next year we look forward to it
being bigger and better," said
Jermell Jenkins, CEO of
Spase Designz.


Breast feeding lowers kids' anxiety


ANXIETY
continued from 16B

the children but the
breast-fed youngsters coped
better.
"The anxiety was much less
obvious in children who were
breast-fed," Montgomery said.
The researchers do not


know why breast-fed babies
were less anxious. They sug-
gested breast-feeding could
be an indicator of other
parental factors or the physi-
cal contact between the
mother and the child may
have helped to reduce anxi-
ety.
Breast-feeding could also


Choir Day at Saint John


It's time once more for the
choir of the Saint John
Institutional Missionary Baptist
Church, to celebrate their annu-
al "Choir Day," scheduled for
this Sunday, August 20, during
the 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
services. During this, the
church's Centennial (100)
anniversary, it is a unique privi-
lege which the choirs possess in
terms of waking up the echoes
of great choral performances of
the past and integrating them
into both present and future
manifestations of true praise
and worship.
The Reverend Dr. Claybourne
L. Brooks, Jr., a son of Saint
John, will deliver the 7:30 a.m.
message. The 10:45 a.m. mes-
sage will be delivered by the


Reverend Micheal Roan, of
Dayspring Missionary Baptist
Church of Miami. At the 10:45
a.m. service, a memorable
musical collaboration be-
tween the Senior Choirs of Saint
John of Miami and Saint John
Missionary Baptist Church of
Arcadia, Florida will take place.
Spearheaded by Minister of
Music, Mr. Lawrence Ford and
Senior Choir President, Mrs.
Addie Reeves, this years' Choir
Day is set to rain down God's
imminent glory upon all in
attendance.
The Reverend Dr. Henry Nevin
serves as Senior Pastor and
teacher.
For further information,
please contact the church office
at 305-372-3877.


influence the development of
pathways in the body linked
with its response to stress.
"The more we look at breast-
feeding, the more benefits we
see. As this is something that
is, in evolutionary terms, nor-
mal it is likely to be important
in normal human develop-
ment," Montgomery said.


Jay's
NELLIE MAE ADAMS, 87, died
August 7 at Miami Heart Institute.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Church
of the Ascension.

TAMMY STOGLIN, 37, died
August 6 at Cedars Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the
chapel.

KENNETH LEE ROMER, 27,
Perrine, died August 8 at Jackson
Hospital. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
House of God Church, Perrine.

KaTRELL COLLIER, 24, died
August 9 in San Jose, California.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Morning Star Missionary Baptist
Church.

WILLIE JAMES EVERETT,
Goulds, died August 13 at home.
Service Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at
Morning Star Missionary Baptist
Church.


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Card of Thanks

In loving memory of,


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


EVAN PAGE RICHARD DIXON MIMS,
JR.


we appreciate your expressions
during our time of bereavement.
Evan, we miss you and will al-
ways have a special place in our
hearts for you. On August 16,
you would have been 18 years
old. Happy Birthday.
Please, if any one knows any
information on this case, please
call, 786-218-8353 or America's
Most Wanted at 800-274-6388.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of our won-
derful mother,


ORA LANIER WILLIAMS

03/28/19-08/19/99

"Mother Dear", "Earth has no
sorrow Heaven cannot heal"
Missing you more and more.
Shirley, Wendell, Harry, Charles
P. Williams and the family.


Richardson
WILLIAM PETER CRUME, 75,
died. Service
Wednesday
(today), 11 a.m.
in the chapel.






MERVIN THOMAS ARMBRIS-
TER, 81, died.
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Saint
A g n e s
Episcopal
Church.



EDNA BEAL, 80, died. Service
Thursday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.







SYLVESTER WIMBERLY, died.
Arrangements are incomplete.


We are sincerely grateful for
your calls, cards of condolences,
visits, flowers, your deeds of
kindness and especially your
prayers throughout Richard's
illness and our bereavement.
It is always good to know that
there are individuals who care
and share in one's grief.
May God Bless each of you.
The Mims Family


Davis and Brice
MISS STEPHANIE HARDWICK,
43, Lauderdale Lakes, died August
8. Service Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at
New Jerusalem First Baptist
Church.

JAMES REESE, 54, died August
8. Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at
Alphonso Richardson Funeral
Home Chapel.

WILLIE CRAWFORD, 59,
Lauderdale Lakes, died August 8.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. in the
chapel.

RUTH BARR, 92, Hollywood,
died August 14. Arrangements are
incomplete.

BABY BOY.CHANG, died in July.
Arrangements are inppitlet.



WILLIAM B. BLOUNT, 52,
Hollywood, died August 11. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

LARRY K. COFIE, 45, Barnwell,
South Carolina, formerly of
Hollywood, died August 10 in South
Carolina. Memorial service 10 a.m.
at New Macedonia Baptist Church,
Hollywood.

AARON FOSTER, 77,
Hollywood, died August 4.
Services were held.

BABY ALBERT IAN
FREDERICK, son of Andre and
Tishonna Frederick, died August 2
at Parkway Regional Medical
Center.


Death Notice


METINA CAMPBELL, 34,
died at Memorial West on
August 14. She leaves behind
her daughters, Amber and
Shakira Saunders; sons,
Arsenio Johnson and Daniel
Williams; parents, Rosie and
Johnny Rahming; sisters,
Nkrumah Rahmings and
Tandria Campbell and her
fiance Don Saunders.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, August 19 at 11
a.m., at Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church in Carol City.


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


again wou like to recognize
and thank all our family and
friends for your many acts. of
kindness, thoughts and deeds,
during our time of bereavement.
A heartfelt thanks to the staff
of Wright Funeral Home, Inc. for
a service par excellence.
His entire falmily



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NEVILLE MAJOR, 40, detective
with the Royal
Bahamas Police
Department,
died August 8 in
Orlando,
Florida.
Surviv orss
include: wife,
Rena Major.
Service
Thursday,
August 17 in Nassau, Bahamas.

FRANKIE ANN OLIVER, 58,
social worker,
died August 10
at Parkway
Regional
Medical Center.
Survivors
include: daugh-
ter, Sandra
Oliver; brother, s
John Miller; sis-
ters-in-law,
Eunice Vickers, Jeraline Long,
Vernice Butler and Robin Vickers;
mother-in-law, Elease Vickers.
Service Saturday, August 19, 2 p.m.
at Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment at Southern
Memmorial Park.

LILLIE MAE CAMPBELL, 101,
the mother of
New Shiloh
Missionary y
Baptist Church,
died August 8 at
Parkway
Regional
Medical Center.
Surviv ors
include: grand-
children, Kresha
Finney, Cynthia Lowe, Felice
Dames, Arlin (Bubba) Jr., John
Wesley, Tyrone, Larry, Kenneth and
Carleton Smith; sister, Nancy Bell
Hayes. Service Saturday, August
19, 11 a.m. at New Shiloh
Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

E.A. Stevens
BENNIE LEE COOPER, 60,
Deerfield Beach, died August 2.
Services were held.

GLENWOOD NELSON, JR., 59,
Hallandale Beach, died August 5.
Services were held.

ANTHONY ALEXANDER, 35,
Hallandale, died August 7. Services
were held.

FRANKLIN GRAVES, 55,
Hollywood, died August 7 in
Hollywood. Services were held.


REBA JENE SMITH, 67, nurse
aide, died
August 10 at
h o m e .
Surviv ors
include: hus-
band, Percy Jr.;
children, Sylvia
Parker, Sharon
Yarbrough,
Debbie Murray,
Jacqueline and
Michael Smith; siblings, Dorothy
Moorer, Jessie and Bobby Coney.
Services Thursday, August 17, 12
p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Carol City. Interment at
Southern Memorial Park.

WILLIE ROGERS 92, custodian,
died August 2 at
V.A Medical






Services were



in Houston,

Surviv ors
include: chil-
dren, Greta,
Demetrius, Earl
and Ike.
Services will be
held Saturday
August, 19 in
Marianna, Florida.


Carey Royal *
Ram'n
OTIS JACKSON, SR., 81, died
August 13 at
home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Holy

Missionary ys
Baptist Church.



JEAN CELAN, 56, Key West,
died July 31. Remains will be
shipped to Perrioux, Haiti for final
rites and burial.

PATRICIA KNIGHT CAMPO, 59,
died August 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. in the
chapel.


Poitier


RALPH CURRY, SR., 63, engi-
neer for Miami-
Dade County,
died August 8 at
The Hebrew
Home North
Aventura Plaza.
Services were
held.



MYRTHA EXAMAR, 45, home-
maker, died July
30 at Jackson
Hospital.
Services were
held.





OTISSHA MATILDA
BURNETTE, 17,
student at Miami
Central Senior
High School,
died August 6.
Services were
held.





Grace
ELLA T. ALFORD, 58, medical
records techni
cian of Coconut
Grove Famity
Health Center,
died. Service
Thursday, 12
p.m. at Antioch
Missionary
Baptist Church
of Brownsville.

TAMARA FIERSON WILLIAMS,
27, data entry
clerk at
Gammeral
Diagnostics,
died August 11
at Aventura
Hospital.
S e r vice
Saturday, 4 p.m.
at Peaceful Zion
Missionary
Baptist Church.

CHARLES WOODS, 48, con-
struction worker, died August 10.
Arrangements are incomplete.


BERTHA THOMAS, 77, home-
maker, died
August 7 at the
Coral Gables
Hospital.
Remains were
shipped to
Perkins Funeral
Home in
Cuthbert, GA for
final rites and
burial.

ROOSEVELT BELL, 47, con-
struction worker,
died August 9 at
Parkwa y

Medical Center.
Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Jordan
Grove Baptist
Church.

TRAMELL JACKSON, 1 month,
died August 9 at Jackson Hospital.
Service Wednesday (today), 6 p.m.
in the chapel.

HENRY BOSTICK, 71, died
August 12 at Miami Jewish Home
for the Aging. Arrangements are
incomplete.

Barrett-Fryar
LILLIE MAE CHATMAN, retired
housewife, left
earth for glory
from Baptist
Hospital at the
wonderful age of
91. She leaves
to cherish her
fond memories:
two children,'
Evelyn and
Henry Chatman
of Miami; grandchildren, Ashley
Nicole Kitchen, Krystal, Raquel and
Karen Chatman; and a very special
sister, Louise Foster. Wake Friday,
August 18, 7-8:30 p.m. in the
chapel. Service Saturday, August 19
at Bethel Full Gospel Baptist
Church.

JUNNITA SMITH, 61, died August
10. Service Wednesday (today), 1
p.m. at Glendale Missionary Baptist
Church.

ROSIE BARR, 74, died August
10. Service Wednesday (today), 11
a.m. at Bethel Full Gospel.

ELSIE DANIELS, 93, died August


DIANN MARIE MOORE, 57,
records supervi-
sor for City of


Department,
died August 9.
She leaves to
mourn: hus-
band, Johnny;
four sons,
Jonathan,
Eldrid, Philip and Daryl Moore;
brother, Jackie (Akayo) Streeter of
Sacramento, California; two sisters,
Barbara Harding (Willis) and Betty
Lamons (Melvin); and a host of
other family members and friends.
Services were held.


OLIVER LEE FLAMBRO, 82,
entrepreneur, died August 7.
Memorial service Saturday, 4:30
p.m. in the chapel.

LILLYMAE P. BROWN, 59, edu-
cator for Ministry of Education, died
August 8. Remains will be shipped
to Nassau, Bahamas for final rites
and burial.

HAYWARD SMITH, 68, landscap-
er, died August 11. Remains will be
shipped to Monticello, Florida for
final rites and burial.

IMMACULA VERNE, 87, died at
home. Arrangements are incom-
plete.


Royal


ISAIAH BARBER, 51, died
August 8.

Saturday at
Anti o c h
Missionary
Baptist Church
fof Brownsville.




MATTHEW WRIGHT, 21, died
August 2. Services were held.

WILLIE MOTON, JR., 64, died
August 5. Services were held.

RICHARD SEYMOUR, 93, died
August 7. Services were held.

Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt
JAMES TAFT 'ROBBIE' ROBIN-
SON, SR., 66,
Miami-Dade
firefighter, died
August 4 at
Memorial West
Hospital M
Robinson was
born in Blakely,
GA served in the
military and
eventually
moved to Miami where he recently
retired from the Metro-Dade Fire
Department after 28 years of serv-
ice. Survivors include: fiancee,
Blnche A. Tynes; children, James,
Jr., Mark, Sr., Michael and Michelle
Robinson; grandchildren, Mark, Jr.,
Alaina, Devon, Torrence, Alexis and
Brianna Robinson and Kevin and
Cory Fisher; daugters-in-law,
Perlina and Tonya Robinson.
Memorial services were held. Our
Dad will be truly missed by those
who loved and cherished him.

ANNIE DORIS SMITH, home-
maker, died
August 11 at
J ac k'son
Hospital.
Service
Saturday,
August 19, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.


EDWARD HICKS, 82, died
August 9 at Westchester Hospital.
Private services were held.

Manker
THERESA BUYCK, 49, died
August 13 at
Jackson
Hospital.
Survivors: par-
ents, Gladys
and Joe Buyck;
brother, Joe
Buyck, Jr.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at St. Luke
Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at Southern Memorial
Park.


WAKEFIELD SMITH,
August 11 at
Vitas Health
Care Center.
Service e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Church
of the Holy
Ghost. m


FRANCES E.
Richmond
Heights, died
August 13 at her
residence.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Mt.
Moriah Baptist
Church.


CAROL BERLIN, 43, died August
8. Visitation
Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.




ESSIE JACKSON, 100, died
August 10. Arrangements are
incomplete.

SIDONIE TUNER, 82, died
August 9. Remains will be shipped
to St. Ann, Jamaica for final rites
and burial.

Range
LAURENCE ERROL VAULT, 40,
computer tech-
nician, died July
16. Services
were held.






LUCILLE GADSON, 63, home-
maker, died August 3. Services
were held.

EDITH MAY ROBINSON, 93,
homemaker, died August 5.
Services were held.

LUVINA E. CARR, 54, correc-
tional counselor I for Metro Dade.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Apostolic Revival Center.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


JOHN HENRY MILLS
aka "STANK"


08/16/84 09/23/05

Gone but not forgotten.
Love mother, Angela; sons,
John (Sticky), Trayvon (Fat-Fat);
family and friends.


Death Notice


TOOKES, 67,


ANESTA D. PARKER, 77, died
August 13 at her residence.
Remains will be shipped to Grand
Turks for final rites and burial.


Range
Coconut Grove
OLIVER C. ROBINSON, 87, for-
merly of Richmond Heights, died
August 7 in Tampa. Services were
held.


CURTIS SHEFTALL, 77,
aka "The Man with the Saw,"
died August 12 at VA Hospital.
Curtis was born in Tarboro, SC
and was raised in Miami.
Survivors include: a loving and
devoted wife, Joan Sheftall; sib-
lings, James Sheftall, George
Brooker, Roosevelt Brooker,
Rosa Lee Mathis, Mary Smith,
Moses Brooker and Samuel
Brooker; and a host of other
family and friends. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at First Bap-
tist Church of Brownsville.


We, the family of the late,

would like to say thank you for the kindness shown to us during
our hours of bereavement.
Terry Wright and the Wright Funeral Home family, words can not
express the gratitude we feel for all that was done in giving my son
a service of dignity and honor.
Bishop Victor T. Curry and the New Birth Church, Reverend
Gaskin Smith and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Richard P. Dunn, Pastor Avery Jones, Pastor Raymond
Carvel, Bishop James Wright, Reverend Dwain Richardson,
Reverend Carl Johnson, Reverend Douglas Cook, Bishop Billy
Baskin, Father Warren Hall of St.
Thomas University and all clergy
we say thank you. Your support,
words of wisdom and comfort will
be eternally embedded in our
hearts.
Miami Carol City Senior High
School, Principal Kim Cox, Dr. Van
Brown, Ms. Shirley Jordan, Coach
Barry Robinson, Coach Lester
Patterson, the Carol City "Chief'
Basketball team, faculty, staff and
graduating class of 2006, we thank
you and appreciate all that was
done honoring your fallen student,
teammate and classmate.
Commissioner Dottie Johnson
and the Saturday morning student
tutors we thank you for helping
Jeffrey leave an impact on young
minds and lives. He loved his JEFFERY LAMARR
school and you all showed how JOHNSON, JR."MARKIE"
much you loved him.
U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek, State Senator Frederica
Wilson, State Representative Wilbert "Tee" Holloway, Miami-Dade
County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, Mayor Shirley Gibson of the
City of Miami Gardens, Mayor Joseph Kelly of the City of Opa-locka,
Dr. Rudy Crew Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Schools, Dr.
Robert Ingraham and all members of their cabinets, boards, faculty
and staff we truly appreciate all that was said and done. Jeffrey loved
his community and strived to be a positive, respectful citizen.
Metro-Dade Transit, we thank you. The local media television,
radio and newspaper we thank you f6r your support and the profes-
sionalism shown in handling this situation. Metro-Dade Police
Department thank you for your hard work aritd tireless hours dedicat-
ed to this case.
There were so many family and friends that stopped by, that prayed,
that called, that gave unselfishly of themselves both spiritually and
financially, we appreciate and thank you for always being there.
To the parishioners of this great community, especially the youth
that came by and spent hours, sharing stories, memories, laughter
and tears you will always be remembered.
We realize that the struggle is not over and we are in no ways tired.
There are manythat are still standing trying to help our children bet-
ter equip themselves for the future. I am truly thankful and grateful
to God for allowing me the time with Jeff. Jeffery was a young man
that loved people and loved life....Lord grant me the courage to except
the things I cannot change, to change the things I can and the wis-
dom to know the difference....His Living Was Not In Vain.
Respectfully and eternally grateful, Jeffrey Johnson, Sr. and the
Johnson family.



Death Notice In Memoriam


JERMAINE EVANS
aka 'P.M.J.,' 30, died
August 10. Survivors include:
mother, Joann Evans; father,
Milton Johnson; daughter,
Jermanisha Evans; sister,
T'Aundra Smith; brother, Way-
mond Walker; nieces, Aymoni
and Ashia; nephews, Rodney
Kendrick, Keon and Kenneth;
special friend, Shelly. Serv-
ices held in Clewiston, Florida
FMI please contact 305-758-
5622 or 863-983-8829.


Public Notice

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munity, The Miami Times
prints weekly obituary notices
submitted by area funeral
homes at no charge. These
notices include name of the
deceased, age, place of death,
employment, and date, loca-
tion, and time of services.
Additional information and
photo may be included for a
nominal charge. The deadline is
Monday at 3:30 p.m.


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EVANGELIST GERALDINE
TAYLOR

01/29/31 08/22/01

Mother dear, it has been five
years since the wings of God's
angles wrapped around you
and whispered for you to come
home. As a faithful and obedi-
ent child of God, we know that
it was the day you longed to
see, to be in the presence of
the Lord. We thank God for the
time He gave us with you, for
you were the best mother any-
one could have. Our lives will
forever be influenced by the
example you set for us.
Mother, we love and miss you
like crazy and you will always
live within our hearts.
Love, your children and
grandchildren.



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At age 12, he won the hearts
of America with hit singles I
Like It and Crazy Things I Do
from his debut album, From the
Bottom to the Top.
Now 18, with a more mature
perspective on life, Miami's own
Sammie is all grown up and on
a mission to "resurrect" R&B.
After taking a hiatus from the
music industry to focus on
completing high school as a
'normal kid,' Sammie has


already begun the revival with
the jumping single You Should
Be My Girl. .
Featuring Jazze Pha and
Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz,
the uptempo track showcases
Sammie's natural talent and
gives fans a glimpse of what to
expect from his sophomore self-
titled album, Sammie, due in
stores October 10.
With time to enhance his
already amazing vocal ability
and appreciation for a second
chance to do what he loves,
Sammie is holding nothing
back. He shines on songs like


Another Last Chance and Come
With Me.
Excited about the fact that
one of its own was back in the
game with an anticipated fol-
low-up CD, The Miami Times
caught up with Sammie while
he was on tour headed to
Cleveland, Ohio and queried
him about his feelings on his
return and his latest project.
In a polite and humble man-
ner, Sammie described his
return to the industry as a
great experience."It's a blessing
to be back and be loved. I've
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us to decide if we are going to fall into it. Some people can easily
be influenced. Whether it's from what they sec on T.V., what
their friends are doing or what their family wants them to do.
This is the type of person who is often afraid to voice their
opinion if it goes against the majority. They play the back-
ground, as to not draw what they think to be negative criticism.
Everyone is not meant to be in a leadership position, but this
type of submissive behavior may give off the impression that you
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Edna Pratt, mother, provided
the ambiance and Richard Baker
added the Omega Activity Center,
which was transformed into a
botanical garden with live green
plants placed above the ceiling
and walls. They were comple-
mented with lavender and white
napkins on each round table,
raised lavender and white live
flowers in the vases, a circle of
lavender balloons at the entrance
and 200 miniature lights encir-
cling the sheer cloth on the arch
for the wedding between Sabrina
D. Simpson and Gregory Major.
Dr. Ivis Richardson filled the
room with pre-nuptial music and
was joined by DJ/TLC and Louis
Tyler, cousin to the bride, singing
My Everything for the entrance of
Yvonne Major, mother
of the bride, who also
represented the late
Louis F. Duty, father,
who was the first Black
Seargent of the Miami
Police Dept. and retired
captain.
Also, Nathaniel
Barnes, Reverend Edna
Pratt, mother and Dr.
Herman Milton Pratt,
stepfather of the bride,
followed by bridesmaids SABRIA
and groomsUmen: GREC
Kamisha Dykes and
Nathaniel Antonio Barnes;
Ashley Irving and Wilbert
Peterson, Jr.; Ashley Neloms
and Jabri Major; Punky Udoh
and Fredrick Simpson II;
Chawana Neloms, matron of
honor; Keivin Thompson, best
man; Maya Antionette Reaves,


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flower girl; Roland Smith II, ring
bearer and Dr. Reverend C.P.
Preston, Jr., officiant.
The bride emerged from her
white stretch limousine attired in
a diamond tiara, an extended veil,
long earrings, a diamond neck-
lace and a gown accentuated with
a train and crystals imbedded
from the bodice to the wrap-
around belt. She walked in time
with the "Bridal Chorus" and kept
a gracious smile on her face
throughout the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony
included the exchanging of vows,
exchanging of rings', the prayer
blessing, The Lord's Prayer sung
by Pastor Melvin S. Maner of
Austin, TX and an interesting
story from the groom who indicat-
ed knowing Sabrina
From Orchard Villa
Elementary to Houston-
Tilliton College in Texas
where they came to know
each other better, gradu-
ated, planned their mar-
riage and will return and
make their permanent
residence.
Following the cere-
mony, Julia Smith had
the honor of being mis-
A AND tress of ceremony. She
ORY began by introducing of
the bridal party, followed
by the first dance of the newly-
weds, who selected At Last.
Toasts were followed by
Nathaniel Barnes, brother of the
bride, Frederick Simpson, II,
son of the bride and Jabri Major,
son of the groom.
The celebration included dinner


being served by Chef Willie
Pierce, Tyler singing, Lee taking
pictures and the 200 guests
dancing until the couple
announced they were leaving for
their honeymoon to Cancun.


Brothers of the Sigma Alpha
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. returned from
Little Rock, Arkansas with an
experience never to be forgotten.
It included fraternizing with
brothers from all over the world,
flying first-class from Miami,
attending .the Tom Joyner Sky
Show at 5 a.m. and visiting
Central High School where nine
Black students changed educa-
tional history.
Some of the brothers includ-
ed Peter Harden, basileus,
Timothy Blecher, Leslie
Gamble, Ted Blue,
Michael Collins, Audley
Coakley, Arthur Sims,
Earl Daniels, Baljean
Smith, R.T. Fisher,
Ernest Sidney, Eril
Proctor, James English,
Charles Dukes, Keith
Hylor and Dr. Ed.
Braynon, former 29th
Grand Basileus.
The highlights of the HA
four-day trip were jam-
ming with Joyner on his
show where 5000 brothers took
over the dance floor and followed
the lead from Joyner, who is a
strong Omega man. They sang
famous fraternity songs and
chatted with four of the nine stu-
dents from Central High, which
include two Omega men. They
were entertained by Bro. Ricky
Smiley with his impressional
"step show."
In addition, Johnny Robinson
received his 50-year pin. The
famous talent hunt only allowed
selected participants to demon-
strate their talents.
A new slate of officers will rep-
resent Omega for the next year.
They include Dr. Warren G. Lee,


Grand Basileus. Dallas
TX: Dr. Carl Blunt, first
vice, Pheonix, AZ: Dr.
Charles Bruce, grand
krs, Indianapolis, Ind.;
and Dr. Tony Knox,
grand keeper of finance,
Baton Rouge, LA.
Now the chapter is
planning to attend State
in Ocala, Sep. 14-17 and
District in Huntsville, AL,
March 29 to April 1,
2007.


GORl


For those students contemplat-
ing Bethune-Cookman College,
there are new rules for admit-
tance and acceptance to the col-
lege. In short, you must pay your
entire balance after the Pell Grant
before being processed for admit-
tance or receiving a
room.
The good news is the
planned Lloyd "Tank"
Johnson's Rib and
Roast is being spear-
headed by Joseph
Johnson of Jacksonville
and Fred Beneby of
Deltona. It will take place
Friday, October 13, at
The Shores Resort and
RRIS Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic
Ave. Daytona Beach
Shores, Fl. The tele-
phone number is 386-767-7350.
Johnson and Beneby have
set a deadline for tickets before
September 6. Mailed to Tank
Johnson Appreciation Fund, c/o
Marya J. Hopkins, 812
Derbyshire Road, Daytona
Beach, Fl. 3211. The amount is
$50.
More pertinent news includes
those who will serve as the
national officers for 2006-07.
They are Jacquline T. Mongal,
president; Jennifer Q. Adams,
vice president; Gloria Bartley,
recording secretary; Jamina
Sippio McFadden, cor. secretary;
Carolyn -Martin, treasurer;
Cathy Washington, f-secty;


Audley Coakley, PR;
Reverend Obbie Burns,
chaplain; Alwynn
Walker, Jr., parliamen-
tarian; and Evelyn
Walker and Essie
Smith, alumni trustees.


Congratulations to the
'> Miamians who attended
DAN the 97th NAACP
National Convention in
Washington D.C., July
14-19. They were welcomed to the
city by Julian Bond, chairman;
Roslyn M. Brock, vice-chair;
Bruce S. Gordon, president and
CEO; John J. Johnson, CEO of
operations; The Honorable
Anthony A. Williams, mayor,
Washington, DC.; and Reverend
Dr. Morris L. Shearih, Sr., host
chair.
The Miamians had the opportu-
nity to hear great luncheon
speakers Sheryl Lee Ralph,
health advocacy; Dr. Carolyn
Showell, prayer breakfast speak-
er; Wesli Spencer, youth speak-
er; Dick Gregory, speaker; The
Honorable Jesse Jackson, Jr.;
The Honorable Judge Greg
Mathis; and Dr. Benjamin
Carson, the first to separate
twins in a serious operation.
ntertainers included Alvin
Ailey Dancers, Leela James,
Mario, The O'Jays, The Williams
Brothers, Choir Boyz, Ralph
Hearnden and the NAACP Mass
Choir.
Some of the Miamians present
were Javain Farrington, Gloria
Nelson, Hyancinth, Art
Johnson, Loretta Pieze,,
Wendell and Gale Sturrup, Doris
Hart and daughter, Doris
Harden, Stephania Willis, iVera
Purcell, Ernestine Petit, Denise
Nelson, Patricia Daniels, Leola
B. Adams, James and Paula
Farrington and Dr. Shirley
Johnson.


Kudos go out to Marva


Lightbourne, cousin, for her
unselfish act in giving Phil Harris
a Christian burial. Harris, aka the
entertainer who always repeated
"I Love the Life I live and Live the
Life I Love," died, Sunday July 30
at Ceders of Lebanon and was
entrusted to Poitier Funeral Home
with no money. Subsequently,
Marva, George Lane and Frank
LaGree took it upon themselves to
asked for donations.
Harris lived to be 91-years
young; therefore, most of his
friends have gone on before him.
So, the only family he had includ-
ed his fans, people he taught and
musicians who played for his
shows.
On Sunday, before the 11 a.m.
service, more than 200 gathered
at Poitier Funeral Home Chapel to
pay tribute to the man who
thrilled them for many years.
Treetop headed list of people, fol-
lowed by George Lane, The
Bouncer, Lorraine Reid,
Reverend Joe Gilmore, Dr.
Richard J. Strachan, Frank
LaGree, Gladys Williams and
mother, who made a donation and
Sen. Frederica S. Wilson, $200.
The service was eulogized by
Reverend W. Strange with
Overseer Green opening with a
prayer, Reverend Ervin Williams
reading the scriptures,
Whilmenia Carter, organist,
Charles Wright, guitarist, and
tributes by Reid, Rhonny
Keaton, Martha Williams, wife
of Frank Williams and Treetop,
who woke up the homegoing
with When The Saints Go
Marching In.
Reverend Strange put every-
thing into the proper perspective
with his sermon: My Robe has
Been Washed in Blood. He spoke
of Phil not being dead, but alive
in heaven, while the mourners
shed tears for a great enteftain-
er. Dr. Dorothy Fields took the
Resolution prepared by R. J.
Strachan to be placed in the
Black Archives. We love you Phil
Harris, but God loves you best.


Congratulations to Dr. Karl S.
Wright, who has taken over as
president of Florida Memorial
University succeeding Dr. Albert
Smith who retired on June 30.
Dr. Wright is a native of Jamaica.
In Sweeting's Town (between
Coconut Grove and Coral
Gables). There is a street named
in honor of the Sweetings, John
V. Sweeting's Way.
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us. Alma Brown,
Pauline-Styles-Willis, Patricia
A. Ebron, Sue Francis, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Frances
Brown, Cleomie Allen-Smith,
Freddie "Jabbo" Johnson and
Lillian S. Richardson.
Did you know "Miami Gardens"
is the largest Black municipality
in our state?
At their 62nd national conven-
tion in Detroit last month Alpha
Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc.
elected their new national presi-
dent Barbara A. McKinzie.
Outgoing president is Linda M.
White.
The final list of Deltas who
were in the city of "Sisterly Love"
for our national convention.
(Philadelphia, PA.) include


Annette Williams, Jackie
Glaze, Adrian McKnight,
Maude P. Newbold (her niece
Cecily Starr Newbold), Delores
Hart-Roberts, Erma Wellons,
Eddy Rodgers, Vern Croskey,
Jo Harris, Mary Tillman,
Evelyn Davis (visitor Connie
Cubbage), Thelma Davis,
Beverly Nixon, Erica Powell,
Barbara Fisher, Emily
Thompson, Shirley N. Funches,
Mayme Moore, A. Nadine Gay-
Bendroff, Pernella Burke,
Rudean Gillard, Veronica Wade,
Wanda H. Walker, Sandra
Wallace, Eoline Watson, Carol
Weatherington, Nellie Wilder
and Roslyn Jackson.
Well, well, well. One of our
favorite sports is about to kick-
off. Are you ready for some foot-
ball? A whole lot of it is around
the bend.
Stadium Information: This
week Tampa Bay-Buccaneers
Team Origin: 1976
Year opened: 1967
Origin of stadium name: For
the city
Playing Surface: Grass
Football seating capacity -
74,321


Julie A. DeSouza,-a student
at Coral Springs Christian
Academy, was selected to
attend the 2006 National
Junior Leaders Conference,
Medicine and Healthcare,
which is sponsored by
LeadAmerica at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C.,
July 14-23. This is her second
time being selected. Last year
the conferences were held at
Bentley College in Boston Mass.
and Catholic University of
American in Washington, D.C.
This..Leadership Program is
promising for young leaders
from the United States and
Internationally for middle and
junior high school students
with a record of academic
achievements, extra curricular
or community involvement.
They learn and develop vital
leadership skills, conflict reso-
lution, team building and deci-
sion making in a chosen field or
profession. Recently, Julie was
included in the Who's Who
Among Outstanding Middle
School Students. She is in
eighth grade with a 4.0 grade
average. She attends St. Mary
Magdalene Episcopal Church in
Coral Springs. Julie is the
daughter of Dr. Alison Clarke
DeSouza and Mr. Julian B.
DeSouza; the grand daughter
of the late Reverend Canon
Elisha S. Clarke, Jr. and Julie
S. Clarke. Grandma is the offi-
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days. They had the privilege to
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August 6: Their 46th
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Women of the Episcopal
Church, June 13-21. They
witnessed the election of the
first woman as presiding
Bishop.
Regina Livingston and her


mom Effie Fortson along with
some of their family members
Anthony, Dell and Alexis
Page enjoyed their cruise to
Alaska, along with twenty
other friends, who visited
Texas and Seattle,
Washington before journeying
on to Alaska by ship.
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been on tour since I've been
back and every time its a new
experience. I get a lot of love
from the fans and I'm happy to
be back in the industry,"
Sammie said.
Sammie also told The Times
that leaving the industry to
concentrate on finishing high
school in Orlando was a "joint
decision" that he and his fami-
ly made because they truly
value education. "We feel that
you can have a gift, but intel-
lect will take you a lot further."
Sammie shared that taking a
break also allowed him to expe-
rience doing things he loved
like being on the school's bas-
ketball team and sitting in
class with other high school
students.
"I'm a people person and I
feel like I'm just a normal
dude; a dude with a gift. It's a
decision that I decided to make
and thus far it's been the cor-
rect one," Sammie continued.
When asked about his depar-
ture from Miami, Sammie
admitted that leaving his roots


and those who supported him
from the beginning was hard
on him. Yet he remains opti-
mistic that the changes life
takes you through give way to
opportunity; an opportunity
which, in his case, has pro-
duced a sizzling sophomore
album and a reunion with
super-producer Dallas Austin.
Sammie described his rela-
tionship with Dallas as great.
"It really was a comfort zone to
come back with him [Dallas]
because he executive produced
my first album. He's easy to
work with and open to ideas
that I come up with. For me it
just felt right," Sammie said.
With his new project,
Sammie desires to be set aside
from the other young R&B acts
that are out now. After having
time to watch the rise of the
latest group of famous croon-
ers, Sammie said the last thing
he wants to do is mimic some-
one else.
"I just want to be different. A
lot of young acts that come out
these days remind you of
someone else. That's never
been my motive. I've always
just wanted to be different,


just be Sammie and make my
own mark in the industry,"
Sammie stated.
As far as the message that
he'd like to get across to his
fans, Sammie made its clear
how important they are to him.
"I love them dearly because I


get so much love now, it's just
mind boggling sometimes. To
be gone for five years... its like
they were just waiting for me
to come back; so I love them
for that."
Sammie also wants his fans
to know that he's in the game
for the long haul. "I'm here to


stay. I know I had a lot of
question marks...why did I
just stop...a lot of doubt...but
I'm here to stay and just
appreciate all of the love and
loyalty."
It's almost a certainty that
his loyal fans appreciate him


as well; they appreciate his
return to the industry to show
the world why he made such
an impact the first time
around.
While From the Bottom to the
Top is where Sammie began,
we're sure that with Sammie,
the top is where he'll stay.


Remember, it's much better to lead than to follow


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you. No questions asked, no
talking. They lead and you fol-
low. Did you ever think about
going left instead of right, but
went right because that's what
the other person wanted to do?
Many of us go through life
like it's a game; making moves
and decisions based on the
influence of others. I encourage
those of you who fit into that
category to embrace your differ-


ences because those are the
things that make you stronger.
Don't be a follower. People
respect you more for being an
individual. It's alright to step
outside the box and do some-
thing that may be "unpopular"
to others. Worrying about what
other people say will have you
constantly questioning your
identity and self-worth.
Don't let others determine
your lifestyle for you. If people
encourage you to do something
you don't agree with, don't be


afraid to take a firm position.
As you get older, the term
"peer-pressure" becomes a very
immature phrase.
As children, we all thought
about how when we got older,
we were going to be able to
make our own decisions. We
couldn't wait to move out of
our parents' houses so we
could do whatever we wanted.
The irony is by being a follow-
er, you're still not making your
own choices. You're allowing
someone else's beliefs to influ-


ence yours.
You can't claim to be an
adult when you're following
someone else's lead. How do
you proclaim independence
from your parents when you're
depending on someone else to
tell you who you are? Take a
deep look in the mirror while
reevaluating your morals and
beliefs. If you find that some-
thing is drawing you from
them, eliminate the possibility
that you will let someone blind-
ly lead you.


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Why do some people bully their peers?


An in-depth look into the minds

of bullies and their poor victims


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern
Part I of II

When I was a little girl I was
naive about things like sex,
drugs, alcohol and violence.
These things did not occur in
my neighborhood and I did not
hear people saying anything
bad about anyone who lived in
the area. However, as I grew
older I discovered that things I once was naive to were
happening everyday in my
neighborhood. One common
thing I noticed was the violence
others inflicted during everyday
incidents.
It was not uncommon to
come across someone hitting or
arguing with another person,
but it was always shocking to
me when I saw kids my age
beating on other kids. I won-
dered what the reason was
behind one child hitting anoth-
er one with so much dislike.
What justified explanation
could they have and when did
this violence first begin?
With all of the focus that has
surrounded teenage gangs and
gun violence, it may be easy to
forget that one's teenage years
are not the only times that chil-
dren face violent behavior. In


fact, aggressive behavior and
bullying are even more com-
mon in elementary school than
in junior and senior high.
Some studies suggest that
around 20 percent of all
American children have been
the victim of bullying at some
point in elementary school and
about the same number have
described themselves as engag-
ing in some form of bullying
behavior.
Bullying occurs when one
person (or more) repeatedly
hurts another person through
words or actions. Bullying may
involve direct physical actions
such as hitting or shoving, ver-
bal assaults such as teasing or
name-calling or it may involve
more indirect actions such as
socially isolating a person or
manipulating friendships.
A bully wants to put his or
her victim in distress in some
way. Bullies seek power and
many children and teens find
themselves being victimized.
This can affect the victims,
causing them to become
depressed, have low self-
esteem, lose interest in school-
work or try to avoid attending
school.
Acts of bullying can start at a
young age and a child might'
not know that they are being


bullied. For instance, in ele-
mentary school being a victim
is the most common in second
grade and the likelihood of
being bullied decreases each
year after that.
Bullies in elementary school
are more likely to pick on chil-
dren younger than themselves.
Bullying is often very physical
in nature, with open attacks of
aggression being the most com-
mon. Boys are more likely to be


doing the bullying, but girls
and boys are equally likely to
be victims.
It can occur also in middle
school as bullies are more like-
ly to pick on people their same
age. While boys are more likely
to be bullies, girls, when they
do bully, are more likely to ver-
bally harass someone than be
physical. Boys sometimes use
physical attacks, but they are
more likely to threaten and
harass one of their peers in a
verbal way.
So the question remains, why
does a child feel the need to
pick on another to feel better
about themselves? Today in
society wealth and power are
admired, film heroes regularly
beat up and kill others and the


weak and sick are often
despised. Therefore, it is no
surprise that some children
have learned to imitate these
values.
Research has shown that
although bullies tend to have
difficulty making friends, they
do gain a certain level of popu-
larity and peer status for their
actions. It is possible that bul-
lies may be enjoying more
respect and admiration from


their peers and bullying behav-
ior, especially among boys, can
often be considered normal
behavior.
Bullies tend to come from
families that are characterized
as having little warmth or affec-
tion. These families also report
trouble sharing their feelings
and usually rate themselves as
feeling less close to each other.
Parent of bullies tend to use
inconsistent discipline and lit-
tle monitoring of where their
children are throughout the
day. Sometimes parents of bul-
lies have very punitive and rigid
discipline styles, with physical
punishment being very com-
mon. Bullies also report less
feelings of closeness to their
siblings.


More teens have become addicted to using steroids


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Every since James was a little
boy he wanted to wrestle like his
favorite, *J erHulkHogan,. ie
always knew that if he stayed in
shape, ate the right foods and
maintained his health he could
be a wrestler one day.
Unfortunately when he turned
fifteen and decided to try out for
his high school wrestling team
he was rejected because of his
weight count. Not only hadn't he
grown taller, but he also didn't
get any heavier over the last few
years of his life. This was a big
blow to James and he knew that
he was just as good as the other
boys who tried out for the team.
He knew he had to do some-
thing to make himself bigger if
he ever wanted to be a wrestler
like his idol H'ulk Hogan. So
when he heard some of the guys
bragging in the locker room
about this new pill to gain
weight he didn't hesitate to go
out and get his own bottle.
At first he didn't notice a
change and he began to doubt
the pills. But then the pills
began to take effect he noticed
his shirts were tighter on him,
he could lift things he couldn't
before and he could consume
more food than usual. So James
decided to try out for the
wrestling team again and the
coach was so impressed with his
new size, he instantly awarded
him a spot on his team.
Everything was going fine
until James began to realize
that the pills were causing him
to have weird side effects. Like
spots of acne, bald spots on his
head, aggressiveness and
enlargement of his breasts.
James became afraid of what
was happening to him and
wanted to know what other side
effects the bottle did not list on
the label. As he researched the


side effects of steroids he came
across millions of websites that
were a real eye opener.
For instance James did not
know. that The National Institute
on, Drug Abuse estimates that
325,000 teenage boys and
175,000 teenage girls are using
steroids. Health problems
caused by steroids may or may
not appear for years after the
steroids are taken. Steroids can
cause bones to fuse early and
prevent teens from reaching full


James also came across of
what could happen if he kept
taking the pills.
Steroids taken for an extend-
ed period of time can also
cause: shrinking testicles, car-
diovascular disease, inability
to have sex, stunt growth in
teens by causing the growth
plates in the bones to mature
too fast and fuse, irreversible
liver damage, enlarging of the
heart muscles, violent mood
swings, contribution to heart


Drug testing for all athletes has become more prevalent
and athletes who fail a drug test for steroids can face numer-
ous legal consequences.


growth potential. In addition to
the health risks, steroids are
illegal.
Drug testing for all athletes
has become more prevalent
and athletes who fail a drug
test for steroids can face
numerous legal consequences:
jail time, monetary fines,
exclusion from an event or the
team or seizure of trophies and
medals.


disease, increased cholesterol
and lipid levels, irreversible
stretch marks, heightening of
a person's tendency to lose
hair and aching muscles.
James was very surprised to
learn that girls also used
steroids to look better on the
outside. Teen girls also risk
additional side effects: perma-
nent effects of male hair
growth or male-pattern bald-


ness and deepening of the
voice, acne, baldness, facial
hair, reduced breast size and
masculinization.
James realized that other
teens use steroid for some of
the reasons he tried it includ-
ing: not making the sports
team, not meeting peer pres-
sure and demands, not
attracting the opposite sex,
not being able to compete with
others who are using steroids
and not looking as good as
they'd like.
Worrying about how our
bodies look is a real issue in
today's society. The average
person sees between 400 and
600 ads per day and one out
of ten of them relates directly
to beauty and image.
The use of steroids is a
growing problem among
today's teenagers, who among
other things get a large por-
tion of their misinformation
from advertisements, enter-
tainers and weight lifters.
While it is evident that there
exists a growing use of
steroids, there is no indication
that the issue is going to fade
away without some kind of
intervention.
After researching the side
effects of steroids for hours
James realized that nothing is
more important than your
health. He also knew he had
to warn others of the damage
'they could be inflicting on
themselves just to look better.
Even though he knew by not
taking the pills anymore, he
might get kicked off the
wrestling team, he believed
that his idol Hulk Hogan
would be proud that he didn't
have to risk his life to be like
him; that if he helped others to
see the danger of using
steroids, he could be an idol to
someone else in the same way
Hulk Hogan was to him.


Attention all music lovers: Scholarship Opportunity


If music is your passion,
Chevy wants to help you pur-
sue it. So, General Motors
Scholarship Program are offer-
ing some outstanding students
$1,000 scholarships towards
their first year of college
expenses, The Excellence in
Music Award.

What it takes to be eligible:
African-American students
in their senior year with suffi-
cient credits to graduate in
spring 2007
Cumulative 3.2 GPA or
higher (on a 4.0 scale)
Demonstrate both academ-


ic excellence as well as out-
standing
community service through
activities, volunteering and
work experiences
U.S. citizenship or eligibili-
ty to permanently work in the
U.S.
Intention to enroll in an
accredited two or four-year col-
lege or university during the
fall term of 2007
Majoring in music with the
intent of a musical career

How to prepare:
Keep your grades up
Participate in extra-curric-


ular activities
Garner work experience
Volunteer
Establish music career and
educational aspirations

What you'll need:
Official high school tran-
script including your most
recent course work
Letter of recommendation
from an appropriate high
school teacher or administra-
tor
Letter of recommendation
from a music teacher (either
through
school or through a private


instructor/coach)
Typed personal statement
of 500-700 words (See
"Application Instructions")
Complete and signed appli-
cation form (photocopies are
acceptable)
When to apply:
Application must be post-
marked by April 16, 2007
Where to find more scholar-
ships
General Motors Scholarship
Program
To learn more about this
scholarship visit:
www.gm.com/company / career
s/student/stu scholar.html


Dear Jazz,


I met the guy of my dreams and I think I'm really in love with him. We met
at my job and it was love at first sight. He asked me out one day after work
and since then we have been spending time with one another for the last few
weeks. He says all the right things, is the perfect gentleman and is always
calling to check on me. He even asked me to meet his parents and wants to
meet mine.

However, I think he only wants me for sexual reasons and I'm not ready to
interact with himi that way. I always been self-conscious of the way I look
and was really flattered he even noticed me. So I thought he was joking when
he brought up the idea of having sex so soon in the relationship. But he's
been pressuring me and won't stop coming up with reasons why I should do
it with him.

He says that if I love him I would do anything for him. But I feel if I do have
sexual intercourse with him, I would be going against everything I believe in
like no sex before marriage. I always dreamed of sharing that special
moment with my husband on our wedding night. Yet I also dreamed my hus-
band would be as perfect as the guy I'm dating right now. But how can he be
if he keeps putting his needs first and not taking me seriously when I tell him
no.

I really don't want to give him up, but if he doesn't understand that I feel
strongly on my beliefs then I'm afraid will have to give him up. This I really
don't want to do, but I want him him to realize that this little problem should
not ruin our relationship. So how do I get him to understand we can connect
on a deeper level without having sex?


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


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

Dear, Reader, ... . . ,

You know how it'is when you get'a
glimpse of something sq perfect'that you
do everything to overlook its faults. You
want to believe if you don't focus on its
imperfections then you can ignore them
and they will eventually disappear.
However, no matter hard you try forget
about those faults they still reappear.
They will sneak up on you and you will
wonder how you never saw them before.
Everyone dreams of the perfect relation-
ship, one in which you are so completely
happy in love with each other. However,
dreams sometimes deceive us in to
believing they are real and if we keep our
eyes closed long enough we can hold
onto them. What you found was someone
who looked like a dream come true. But
its time to wake up and realize that he is
not the man of your reality. He does not


take your beliefs seriously and doesn't
see how important this is to you. If he
truly did love you then he wouldn't want
to do anything to make you unhappy; like
pressuring, you ,to .interact in something
you will regret later on in life. You should
not have to settle for someone who is
almost perfect and does not respect you
enough to wait until marriage. There is
someone for everyone and if we open up
our minds and hearts to that fact we will
one day cross paths with our soulmate;
someone who will love, respect and
honor all your wishes. They will be there
for you emotionally, spiritually, mentally
and physically. They will be your shoulder
to cry on, arm to lean on and hand to
soothe you. Yes, if we keep searching
and don't lose faith we will find our Adam
or Eve. So don't let him change you into
someone you're not. Just remember that
just as fast as he gets underneath your
skirt, he can just as quickly be gone. Then
you will have to pay a price that you
never would have faced if you stayed to
true to yourself.


came on the acting scene in 1998 in a McDonald's commercial. He
was originally in a Disney pilot called Kinetic City Cuper Crew in 1997 and Aha.
Both pilots did not sell. He has done dance and theatre for many years prior to his
commercials. He has done mainly Disney productions for the past few years
including Dont Look Under the Bed, Jett Jackson and Even Stevens. He can also
be seen in guest spots on Felicity, Queen of Kings, NYPD Blue and City of Angels.
He also appeared on BETs Oh Drama and WB's Raising Dad and R.L Stine's
Nightmare Room. He was in the movies The Foursome, David and Lisa, The
Challenge, Holes and The Even Stevens Movie. He also appears in Janet Jackson's
Go Deep music video. He has gotten more fans since doing a Sierra Mist commer-
cial in 2000. He also appeared in the deleted footage of Van Wilder as Sam, who
appears in the beginning of the movie. He is currently filming Miles from Home
and will be seen in Material Girls when it releases this month.






qraduation Slkoutiiou

We have done it but that doesn't mean we are finished. I would like to say con-
grats to my class and my Rocket family and congrats to all the grads of 2006. A very
special recognition to my mother, father and grandmother. I love you all very much
and everything you have done for me is greatly appreciated to the highest. To my
friends, I will miss you so much. We are moving to the next level that will lead us
into a successful future. May God bless you all every step of the way.
Love Brittney L. Fowler

"A ROCKETIS LIKE A DIAMOND. WE CAN BE CUT, BUT NEVER BROKENk'
ROCKETS FOREVER; C/IO '06 ALWAYS AND FOREVER.



Paying for college

With the upcoming rise in college tuition students are trying
to figure out how they can pay the expensive price of educa-
tion. At www.fastweb.com students can find hundreds of col-
lege scholarships waiting to be applied for. There is no limit on
how many you can apply for as long as your grades meet the
requirements. So stop stressing yourself out and check out
this fast and easy website that can open the doors of going to
college with your tuition and books cost paid in full.


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Food for the soul


Full Name of Business
Mae & J's Soul Food
Restaurant
817 NW 54th Street
305-757-3901
Year Established
August 2006
Owners
J.J. Jackson and Mae
Bethel


Number of
time/part-time
ees
One part-time


full-
employ-


Products/Services
We offer soul food cook-
ing.
Future Goals
Since we just started, one
of the main future goals is
to make the business suc-
cessful and long lasting.
We are very satisfied with
where we have started
this business and will not
be looking to relocate. The
only thing we can ask for
at this point is that cus-
tomers continue to come
in and enjoy our food.
Why did you start this
business and how has it
grown?
Me and J.J. are good
friends. I have been cook-
ing for other people for a
long time and we decided
that we can take our skills
and do something we
actually enjoy. One of the
main reasons we started
this business was because
we can come to work with-
out feeling like were work-
ing. We just started the
business so we haven't
seen any growth yet.
What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
them?
Our obstacle came with
opening up the restau-
rant. Building codes, get-
ting the place together
and the expectations that


Mae Bethel and
J.J. Jackson

come with opening a new
place. We overcame those
obstacles by matching
the criteria of everything
that was supposed to, be
done in order to get this
place running.
Who does your business
best serve?
Anyone that likes soul
food. There are not too
many soul food restau-
rants in this area of
Miami.
What are some of your
past experiences that
helped meet the needs
of your clients?
I have worked in the
restaurant business
before and I saw the way
some customers weren't
satisfied with either the
cooking or the service
that they received. I said
to myself if I ever open up
a business, I am going to
be a people person and
will always make sure my
food is delicious.
Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
Me and J. J. have been
friends for a very long
time. My name is
Madrica but he has
always called me Mae.
His name is Jackie but I
have always called him
J.J. He is the J and I am
the Mae.


Transit director rode all bus routes


Senior


staff


and


managers


joined in the great transit survey


In an unprecedented effort to
fine-tune all 107 of Miami-
Dade Transit's bus routes
and to receive suggestions
for improvements from the
riding public, Miami-Dade
Transit's Director and his


management team boarded
Metrobuses Monday, August
14 and continued to ride
until all routes had been cov-
ered.
"We are committed to making
our service even better," said


Director Roosevelt
Bradley. "We will take
Miami-Dade Transit to
a higher level when it 1
comes to service and
reliability," he added.
The management staff
involved in the Great
Transit Survey wore
blue t-shirts that read
"How can we make your
better."


Customers approached
staff aboard the bus
and voiced their com-
ments and suggestions.
Bradley added that nor-
mal business at the
office will not be the
same until all routes
BRADLEY are covered. Metrorail,
Metromover and
ride Paratransit services were
also surveyed.


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Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department
Black Point Marina Sewer Connection
Contract No. 602201-01-002
Miami-Dade County, hereinafter known as MDC, will receive
bids for the Black Point Marina Sewer Connection,
Contract No. 602201-01-002. The project will be located in
Miami-Dade County, State of Florida.
This project includes goals for the participation of Community
Small Business Enterprises based on a percentage of the total
contract amount, as noted below and in the Bid Form. in accor-
dance with the Project Manual. Goals for Community Small
Business Enterprises must be fulfilled using construction con-
tractor/sub-contractor trades to comply with goals requirements
pursuant to this solicitation.
The Contractor must agree to abide by the provisions of the
Project Manual regarding minimum participation goals, pro-
posed below as a percentage of the total Contract Sum and
accepted by MDC and which are established for this Project as
follows:
Community Small Business Enterprise participation: 16%
Locally funded projects of $100,000 and above are also subject
to the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and Section
2-11.16 of the Code of Metropolitan Dade County (Responsible
Wages).
Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code,
as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon each RFP,
RFQ or bid after advertisement and terminates at the time the
County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits any
communication regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids between,
among others:
* potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or con-
sultants and the County's professional staff including, but not
limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff,
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs;
* the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and the County's professional staff including, but not limited to,
the County Manager and the County Manager's staff;
* potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or con-
sultants, any member of the. County's professional staff, the
Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and any
member of the respective selection committee.
The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:
* oral communications with the staff of the Vendor Information
Center, the responsible Procurement Agent or Contracting
Officer, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters
of process or procedure already contained in the solicitation
document;
* the provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral com-
munications at pre-proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral presen-
tations before selection committees, contract negotiations dur-
ing any duly noticed public meeting,' public presentations made,
to the Board of County Commissioners:during any d.ulyh'tft;cd.,
public meeting; or ; %
* communications in writing at any time with any county employ-
ee, official or member of the Board of County Commissioners
unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid
documents.
Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written communica-
tions with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available
to any person upon request. The County shall respond in writing
and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. Written communications
may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the Clerk of the
Board at CLERKBCC(@)MIAMIDADE.GOV.
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the
Cone of Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any RFP
award, RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person having
personal knowledge of a violation of these provisions shall
report such violation to the State Attorney and/or may file a com-
plaint with Ethics Commission. Proposers or bidders should ref-
erence Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code for fur-
ther clarification.
This language is only a summary of the key provisions of the
Cone of Silence. Please review Miami-Dade County
Administrative Order 3-27 for a complete and thorough descrip-
tion of the Cone of Silence.
Miami-Dade County will receive bids for the complete construc-
tion of all sewage collection and transmission facilities indicated
on the drawings and specifications: including, but not limited to,
all clearing to construct approximately 2,677 linear feet 9f gravi-
ty sewer pipe. with manholes: approximately 3,742 linear feet of
sewer force main (8" dia. and smaller): approximately 2,899 lin-
ear feet of 12" DIA. sewage force main: removal of existing sep-
tic tank facilities: and restoration of all surfaces, landscaping and
sodding impacted by the work. The engineer's cost estimate
for the base bid is $1,294,044.54.
Included in the bid shall be the furnishing of all materials, labor,
services, supervision, tools and equipment required or inciden-
tal to this project. All work shall be performed as per the Contract
Documents. Miami-Dade County, at its sole discretion may elect
to negotiate with the apparent low bidder, if only one bidder bids.
The County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irreg-
ularities in any bid, or reject any or all bids if deemed to be in the
best interest of the County.
As part of this Contract, the County may, at its sole discretion,
issue miscellaneous changes covering all construction disci-
plines. The Contractor shall be capable of expeditiously perform-
ing this change work either with its own forces or with subcon-
tractors. The direct and indirect cost of these changes and time
extensions, if any, will be negotiated at the time the changes are
issued and payment will be made in accordance with Article 36
of the General Conditions. As the nature or extent of these
changes can not be ascertained prior to notice-to-proceed, the
Contractor shall not include an amount in his bid in anticipation
of these changes.


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(NONREFUNDABLE)


Bid Security must accompany each bid and must be in an
amount of not less than five percent of the highest Total Bid
Price. MDC reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject
bids and/or to extend the bidding period.
Each Contractor, and his subcontractors performing work at the
Work site, will be required to pay Florida sales and use taxes
and to pay for licenses and fees required by the municipalities
in which the Work will be located. Each Contractor will be
required to furnish a Surety Performance and Payment Bond in
accordance with Article 1.03, Contract Security, of the
Supplemental General Conditions and to furnish Certificates of
Insurance in the amounts specified in the Contract Documents.
The Contractor is hereby advised of Resolution No R-1145-
99, Clearinghouse for Posting Notices of Job Opportunities
Resulting from Construction, Improvements on County
Property. The procedures direct the Contractor to forward a
notice of job vacancy(ies) created as a result of this construc-
tion work to the director of the Employee Relations
Department, located at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW1lst
Street, suite 2110, Miami, Florida 33128. The job vacancy
notices should be delivered within ten (10) working days fol-
lowing award of the contractor. The Director of the Employee
Relations Department will in turn distribute said job
announcements to all Miami Dade County facilities participat-
ing in the notification requirements of Resolution No. R-1145-
99.
Any firm proposed for use as a CSBE on this contract, must
have a valid certification from the Miami-Dade County
Department of Business Development (DBD), at the time of bid.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to provide equal employ-
ment opportunity.
Those responding to this RFP/ITB/RFQ shall comply with the
provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and 49
U.S.C. Section 1612 and other related laws and regulations.
Call (305) 755-7848 (v/tdd) to request material in accessible
format, information on access for people with disabilities, or to
request sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance).
This project is advertised pursuant to Ordinance 00-104.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MIAMI-DADE PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Harvey Ruvin, Clerk
Kay Sullivan, Deputy Clerk


REQUIRED IN: As required by Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade
County. Other Certificates of Competency, if required, shall be
provided by subcontractors prior to beginning of work.
Bid Documents will be available on or about August 16th. 2006
and may be purchased from Omara Cuello at the Park and
Recreation Department, 4th Floor, Architecture and
Engineering Division, 275 N. W. 2nd Street, Miami, Florida. A
list of bidders may also be obtained at the above listed address.
MDC has scheduled a Pre-Bid Conference at 10:00 A.M. local
time on Auaust 30th. 2006, at the, 275 N. W. 2nd Street, 3rd
Floor Training Room, Miami, Florida 33128. The Pre-Bid
Conference is being held to answer any questions regarding
this project.
MDC will receive SEALED Bids at the Office of the Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners, at the Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 N. W. First Street, Suite 17-202, Miami, Florida
33128 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Seotember 20th. 2006.
Bids received after that time will not be accepted, nor will qual-
ified, segregated and/or incomplete Bids be accepted. Bids may
not be revoked nor withdrawn for 180 days after the bid open-
ing date. The Contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the low-
est responsive and responsible bidder. Interested parties are
invited to attend.
All bids shall be submitted to the clerk of The Board in two (2)
separate sealed envelopes in the following manner.
Envelope number one shall be in a sealed white envelope con-
taining (1) DBD form 400 Schedule of Intent for each subcon-
tractor for projects which contain goals or are "Set-Aside" for
CSBE contractors on the project. On the outside of the envelop
place the name of the bidder, its address, the name of the
Contract for which the bid is submitted, the contract number
and the date for opening of bids.
Envelope number two shall be in a sealed manilla envelope
containing the required bid documents. On the outside of the
envelope place the name of the bidder, its address, the name of
the contract for which the bid is submitted. The Bid Security
specified in Article 7 of the Instruction To Bidders shall be
enclosed with the bid. Failure to include the Bid Security shall
render the bid non-responsive.
The opening of bids will be as follows:
DBD Staff will open the white envelope and review the DBD
form 400 Schedule of Intent on the bid opening date and time.
If the DBD form 400 has correctable defect(s), the bidder will be
given a checklist indicating the correctable defect(s). The bid-
der must submit the corrected DBD form 400 to DBD and the
Clerk of The Board within forty-eight (48) hours of the bid open-
ing date. If the bidder's DBD form 400 contains non-correctable
defect(s), DBD will immediately inform the bidder that the sub-
mittal is not responsive and not approved, and envelope num-
ber two will not be opened.
Envelope number two will be opened forty-eight (48) hours after
the bid opening date. Only the bids that have complied with the
DBD form 400 Schedule of Intent submittal will be opened.
Requests must be accompanied by either a check or money
order drawn in favor of the Board of County Commissioners,
Jsri-Dade County, Florida. Cash will not be accepted.
The following is a list of the available Bid Documents and their
respective costs:


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


MIAMI-DA-DE


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


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PROJECT NAME: BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM OPERA-
TION AND MAINTENANCE
SHORT TITLE: BHS O&M
PROJECT NO.: ITB-MDAD-01-06 ("Project")
Sealed Bids for the Project designated above will be received for
and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in
the Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. Ist Street,
Miami, Florida, 33128 until 2:00 P.M. September 15, 2006, or as
modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will be taken to a
room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen
P. Clark Center. Bids are to be submitted in two envelopes. Bids
received after the time and date specified will not be considered.
Envelopes A of Bids, containing only the Schedule of Intent
Affidavit(s) will be publicly opened and the names of the Bidders
read aloud. Upon notification by the Department of Business
Development, bidders may correct defects on the Schedule of
Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight (48) hours after bid submis-
sion. Envelopes B of Bids, containing all of the remaining bid-
ding documents, from Bidders that have not been rejected as not
responsive will be opened publicly and read aloud forty-eight (48)
hours after the bid submission date and non-responsive bids will
not be opened. Bidders are invited to be present at each open-
ing. The County reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid
opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of bids.
IN GENERAL THE WORK COMPRISES: The Contractor shall
provide all necessary management, supervision, labor, parts,
supplies, tools, equipment and instrumentation for the operation,
maintenance and repair (O&M) of Baggage Handling Systems
(BHS) and related equipment at Miami International Airport,
Miami, Florida. The BHS to be included within this project are
the complete BHS and related equipment for the new South
Terminal, the existing BHS and related equipment for Concourse
B Federal Inspection Service (FIS), and the BHS and related
equipment for Concourse F. The O&M services shall ensure and
provide for the continuing performance and safe operation of the
BHS and related equipment during the term of the Contract. The
O&M of all systems shall be performed on a 24-hour schedule,
seven days a week, 365 days a year basis. Preventative and
corrective maintenance shall be provided, and spare parts inven-
tories shall be maintained by the Contractor. The resultant
Contract shall have duration of three (3) years with two (2) one
(1) year options to renew the services.
BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will
make the Bid Documents available, except for drawings, layout
plans, as-builts and O&M Manuals, on August 11, 2006, for
inspection by individuals by appointment only, on business days
during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dade Aviation
Consultants, 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, 2nd Floor,
Miami, FL 33122. Interested parties are to schedule an appoint-
ment to review the Bid Documents through Gary Galliher at 305/
869-1518. Copies of the drawings, layout plans, as-built draw-
ings, and O&M Manuals will not be made available to the
Bidders, but redacted versions will be available for review at
Miami International Airport, Building 3030, 2nd floor, and inter-
ested parties wishing to make an appointment to review the
drawings should contact Stephen Dorvil at 305/ 876-0235. The
duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2) hours.
However, the Department may schedule additional time slots (not
to run consecutively with the original appointment), if available.
At the time of the appointment, and prior to any Bid Document
review, interested parties will be required to present current, gov-
ernment issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License,
United States Passport), documentation that they are licensed
architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work on, or
related to, the Project, and sign and notarize a Confidentiality
Affidavit certifying that the company and each authorized
employee agrees, that in accordance, with .Florida Statutes
119.071(3)(b) and one or more of the following Florida Statutes,
281.301 and 331.22, to maintain the information contained in
the Bid Documents as being exempt from the provision of Florida
Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution.
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.
The Bid Documents can be purchased at Dade Aviation
Consultants, 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, 2nd Floor,
Miami, FL 33122, Helen Robinson, 305/ 876-0616, as follows:
1. Non-refundable Payment of $50.00 for each set of Bid
Documents
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents
The drawings, layout plans, as-built drawings, and O&M Manuals
are not included within the Bid Documents, and are available for
review only as described hereinbefore.
The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or
money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation
Department. The refundable deposit shall be by Cashier's or
Certified check or money order, only, and made payable to the
Miami Dade Aviation Department. To purchase a set of the Bid
Documents, each purchaser must present a current, government
issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States
Passport), documentation that they are licensed architect, engi-
neer, or contractor who may perform work on or related to the
Project, and furnish and sign a notarized Confidentiality Affidavit.
Each interested Bidder shall, at the time of Bid Document pickup,
furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and email
address for the purpose of contact during the bidding process. A
business card with all of this information will suffice.
All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be returned
to the same location where they were purchased. All Bidders
that timely return the Bid Document will have their deposit
returned. Those Bidders that purchase Bid Documents, but
elect not to participate in the bidding process are also required to
return all copies of the Bid Documents to the location of pur-
chase. Failure to return the Bid Documents and copies made to
the location of purchase within five (5) working days after the Bid
Due Date may be reported to a Law Enforcement Investigating
Authority and will forfeit the deposit. Furthermore, Bidders that
fail to return Bid Documents shall not be allowed to participate in
future Confidential solicitations until such time that the firm has
taken corrective actions that are satisfactory to Miami Dade
County. The purchaser of the Bid Documents shall be required
to certify that they have returned all original Bid Documents plus
any copies and they have not retained any copies.
All bids must be submitted as set forth in the Bid Documents.
The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive


informalities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the Project.
The County, by choosing to exercise its right of rejection, does so
without the imposition of any liability against the County by any
and all bidders.
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference and Site Inspection
on August 21, 2006, 9:00 AM (Conference) and 1:00 PM (Site


ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS


Visit), at 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, Miami, FL 33122 in
Conference Room F (4th Floor) of the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited
to two (2) representatives per firm. No other Site Inspections will
be provided by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. It is the pol-
icy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all the requirements of
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign language,
interpreter services, material in accessible format, other special
accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please con-
tact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.
COMMUNITY SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
Contract Measures for this Project is (are): Nineteen percent
(19.0%) Subcontractor Goal.
COMMUNITY WORKFORCE PROGRAM
The Community Workforce Goal for this project is: Twenty-nine
percent (29.0%). See Special Provision 3.
BID GUARANTY: Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid
Guaranty of not less than five percent (5%) of the Total Bid in a
manner required by the Instructions to Bidders. No Bid may be
withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of Bids
for a period of one-hundred and eighty (180) days. The County
reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities
and irregularities, to reject all bids, or to re-advertise for Bids.
BID IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS AMONG
OTHERS:
1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.
2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority and
female employment participation, expressed as a percentage, for
the Contractor's aggregate work force in each trade on all con-
struction work in the covered area, as follows:
Timetables Goal for minority Goals for female
Participation for each Participation for
From 4/01/81 trade in Miami-Dade County each trade
Until further notice 39.5 % 6.9 %

As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this
solicitation, the "covered area" is Miami-Dade County, Florida.
These goals are applicable to all Contractor's construction work
(whether or not it is Federal.or Federally assisted) per formed in
the covered area.
3) The "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal
Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract
Specifications" as set forth in the Contract Documents.
The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the
regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implemen-
ta tion of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action
obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41CFR 60-
4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals established for the geo-
graphical area where the Contract resulting from this solicita tion
is to be performed. The hours of minority and female employ
ment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the
length of the Contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall
make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly
on each of its projects. The transfer of a minority or female
employee or trainee from Contractor to Contractor or from project
to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals
shall be a violation of the Contract, the Executive Order and the
regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4. Compli ance with the goals will
be measured against the total work hours performed.
The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of
the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs within ten
(10) working days of award of any construction subcon tract in
excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the
Contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list
the name, address and telephone number of the Subcon tractor;
employer identification number of the Subcontractor; estimated
dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and comple-
tion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which
the Contract is to be performed.
4) Miami-Dade County has enacted an ordinance governing uti-
lization of certified Community Small Business Enterprise
(CSBE) Subcontractors. Requirements for compliance with this
ordinance are contained in the Contract Documents.
5) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t), a
"Cone of Silence" is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs or bids after
advertisement and terminates at the time the County Manager
issues a written recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners or a Notice of Contract Award Recommendation,
whichever comes first. The Cone of Silence prohibits communi-
cations regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids between potential ven-
dors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists, or consultants and the
County's professional staff, including but not limited to the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff. A Cone of Silence is
also imposed between the Mayor, County Commissioners or their
respective staffs and any member of the County's professional
staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff.
The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) do
not apply to oral communications at pre-bid conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, oral communications
with the Contracting Officer, as published by the Department of
Business Development in their weekly Cone of Silence Project
Information Report, for administering the procurement process,
provided the communication is limited strictly to matters of
process or procedures, Contract negotiations during any duly
noticed public meetings, public presentations made to the Board
of County Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting
or communications in writing at any time unless specifically pro-
hibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders or
proposers must file a copy of any written communication with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person
upon request. The County shall respond in writing and file a copy
with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any
person upon request.
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of
Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) by any bidder or pro-
poser shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award
voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of


this Ordinance shall report such violation to the State Attorney
and/or may file a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Bidders
or Proposers should reference the actual Ordinance for further
clarification.
6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or
alterations made to the Bid Documents or to the Contract
Documents other than those made by Addendum, Change Order,
or Work Order. Any purchase of partial sets of documents shall
be at the purchaser's risk.


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* Provide technical assistance in the solicitation process
including but not limited to the evaluation of proposals and/or
proposers.
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performance standards, audits and other pertinent operational
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Miami-Dade County ("County"), represented by the Miami-
Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD"), is seeking proposals
from interested parties to provide retail concessions consulting
services. The purpose of this non-exclusive RFP is to select
a consultant who can best fulfill the Department's objectives
as stated in this RFP.
The term of the agreement issued as a result of this RFP will
be five (5) years. At the sole discretion of the Department, the
initial five (5) year term may be extended for a one (1) year
period upon the written agreement of both parties.
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: An original and nine (9)
copies (a total of 10) of the complete Proposal (Technical
Proposal and Price Proposal) must be received by the due
date as specified in this advertisement for this RFP ("Proposal
Due Date"), as may be amended by Addendum. The original
and all copies must be bound, with the Technical Proposal
packaged separately from the Price Proposal) and submit-
ted in an envelope or container stating on the outside the
Proposer's name, address, telephone number and RFP num-
ber, RFP title, and Proposal Due Date to:
Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202
Miami, FL 33128-1983
Both the Technical (Quality) Proposal and the Price Proposal
must be signed by an officer of the Proposer who is legally
authorized to enter into a contractual relationship in the name
of the Proposer. In the absence of a corporate seal, the doc-
uments must be notarized by a Notary Public. The submittal
of a proposal by a Proposer will be considered by MDAD as
constituting an offer by the Proposer to perform the services
outlined in this RFP, at the price submitted and in accordance
with the terms and conditions herein, until the County Manager
awards the Agreement, if the Prqposer is the Successful
Proposer. The Proposer also agrees to honor and comply
with the terms of the executed agreement, if the Proposer is
the Successful Proposer.
Hand-carried proposals may be delivered to the above
address ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the
County. Proposers are responsible for informing any com-
mercial delivery service, if used, of all delivery requirements
and for ensuring that the required address information
appears on the outer wrapper or envelope used by such serv-
ice.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Proposals for the project desig-
nated above will be received for and in behalf of Miami-
Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk until 2:00 P.M.,
Thursday. September 14. 2006, or as modified by adden-
dum, at which time the names of the Proposers will be read
aloud (refer to RFP documents). The County reserves the
right to postpone or cancel the proposal opening at any time
prior to the submittal due date. Proposers are invited to be
present. Proposals received after the time and date specified
will not be considered, and will be returned unopened.
PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Prospective Proposers may
purchase Proposal Documents on and after Tuesday. August
1 2006, from the Office of Contracts Administration, Miami-
Dade Aviation Department, Building 5A, 4200 N.W. 36th
Street, 4th Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Contracts Officer
AnaMaria Saks, Telephone Number (305) 876-7048, Facsimile
Number (305) 876-8068, by payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00)
(non-refundable) per set, check only, made payable to the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD). Each Proposer
shall furnish an address, telephone and Fax numbers for the
purpose of contact during the proposal submittal process. All
Proposals shall be submitted as set forth in the Request for
Proposals.
SCOPE OF SERVICES: Consultant services will entail
reviewing elements of the MDAD Master Concession
Program. The Master Concession Program is the outline of
the overall strategy for retail outlets at Miami International
Airport. Consultant services will also consider the newest and
best trends for MIA; assisting in the preparation of solicita-
tions; preparing specialized studies; attending meetings; and
making presentations to senior management and the Board of
County Commissioners and Mayor, as may be required.
Baseline activities may include the following:
Provide benchmark of other airports comparable to
MIA, analysis and recommendations to assist in meeting con-
cession goals.
Determine trends in all concession categories
including services as requested.
Review proposed concession program and recom-
mend changes and/or phasing plans based on comparable air-
port data; changes in the airport demographics, traffic pat-
terns, construction program; changes in concepts and/or adja-
cencies or other information as requested.
* Assist in determining temporary concession program oppor-
tunities.
* Research other airport business terms and pertinent informa-
tion as needed for preparation of solicitations and lease agree-
ments.
* Research other business terms and statistics for solicitations
and other reports and provide recommendations for specific
business terms for MIA.
* Assist in outreach to local, regional, national and internation-
al potential concessionaires to provide a database for the var-
ious concession categories.
* Establish and maintain interested parties database as may
be required by category; local, national, or international base;
and other descriptors as may be required.
* Review and comment on proposed solicitations and lan-
guage in lease agreements; subtenant leases; and/or other
documents.


Failure to include the Price Proposal (Part B) shall render the
Proposal non-responsive.
The County reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals to
waive informalities and irregularities, to reject all proposals, or
to re-advertise for the Proposals.
CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed
upon RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates
at the time the County Manager issues a written recommenda-
tion to the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of
Silence prohibits communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or
bids between: A) potential vendors, service providers, pro-
posers/bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the County's pro-
fessional staff including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a potential ven-
dor, service provider, proposer/bidder, lobbyist, or consultant
and the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective
staffs; C) the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respec-
tive staffs and any member of the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service
provider, proposer/bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any
member of the selection committee therefore; E) the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member
of the selection committee therefore; F) any member of the
County's professional staff and any member of the selection
committee therefore.
Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order
3-27, as amended, permits oral communications regarding a
particular RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services
between any person and the procurement officer responsible
for administering the procurement process for such RFP, RFQ,
or bid, provided that the communication is limited strictly to
matters of process or procedure already contained in the cor-
responding solicitation document.
The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral
communications at pre-proposal conferences, oral pre-
sentations before selection committees, contract nego-
tiations during any duly noticed public meetings, public
presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meet-
ing, or communications in writing at any time unless
specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or
bid document. Proposers must file a copy of any
written communications with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon
request. Written communications may be submitted
via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The County shall
respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of
the Board, which shall be made available to any per-
son upon request.
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, viola-
tion of the Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer
and bidder shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or
bid award voidable. Any person having personal knowl-
edge of a violation of the Cone of Silence provisions shall
report such violation to the State Attorney and/ or may file
a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Proposers
should reference the actual Cone of Silence Provisions
for further clarification.
All Proposers will be notified in writing when the County
Manager makes an award recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners.
CONTRACT MEASURES: This Solicitation includes con-
tract measures for Miami-Dade County Certified Small
Business Enterprises (SBE's) as follows:
Small Business Enterprises Goal:


20% SBE Goal


THE COUNTY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS MADE TO THE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DOCUMENTS.


ADVERTISEMENT
JEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
AIL CONSULTANT SERVICES
RFP NO. MDAD-03-06
Review financial information, compare and contrast compa-
rable information, anticipate needed changes, and make rec-
ommendations as required.
Update the Concession Master Plan as requested.
Assist in preparation for Regional Transportation Committee,
Board of County Commission, tenant meetings, industry meet-
ings, workshops, pre-proposal meetings, and evaluation com-
mittee meetings as may be required.
Assist in developing an MIA brand for concessions and/or the
concessions marketing program as needed.
Provide on call consulting to assist and support staff to meet
unanticipated needs.
Provide presentations and respond to questions presented
by senior management, Board of County Commissioners and
Mayor as necessary.
Conduct other concession-related analyses as assigned.

Travel as required; monitor programs and requests; prepare
detailed invoices; track program and work requests including
document preparation, telephone calls and research efforts.
All other related activities as required.
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: A Pre-proposal
Conference will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at
10:30 a.m. at the Miami International Airport Hotel, Terminal
"E", 7th Floor, Conference Room "F", Miami, Florida, for all
interested parties. Attendance is recommended, but not
mandatory. Any changes to the Request for Proposal will be
by written addendum.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ADDENDA: Requests for addi-
tional information or clarifications must be made in writing and
sent via fax to the MDAD's Contracting Officer for this RFP no
later than close of business twenty one (21) calendar days
prior to the original proposal due date. The request must con-
tain the RFP number and title, Proposer's name, name of
Proposer's contact person, address, phone number, and fac-
simile number.


PROPOSAL GUARANTEE DEPOSIT:
Guarantee Deposit is required for this RFP.


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Miramar and Douglas
800 square feet. New paint
and carpet. 305-491-4432
Unfurnished Rooms
6832 NW 5th Place
$105 per week and $420 to
move. in. Call 786-286-2540
Clean room for rent
air, carpet utilities included
single person, $360 monthly,
7000 NW 21 avenue. 305-
720-7067
Large Room
air,tile, single person,$360
monthly, 1877 NW 59 street.
305-720-7067
Nice Room
Christian home call Na
305-693-3957
NORLAND AREA
Room for rent Deposit re-
quired. 727-564-2444.
Furnished Roors
1341 NW 68th Terrace
Excellent room for rent, air
conditioned, $95 weekly. Call
305-756-5774.
1822 N.W. 66th Street
$300 monthly. Call 305-625-
5590 or 305-244-2528
210 NW 43rd Street
Two rooms for rent. Must
have income, utilities includ-
ed, $450 per month or $113
weekly, $200 security depos-
it, full use of house. Call 305-
836-5739 or 305-335-6454.
2373 NW 95 STREET
$80 weekly. Free utilities,
One person. 305-915-6276.
4220 NW 22nd Court
$80.weekly,free utilities, one
person. 305-691-3486 or
305-474-8186.
6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Clean room, quiet area, utilit-
ies included. $110 weekly,
$330 move in. 786-277-2693
8275 N. W. 18 Avenue
room for rent
References 305-754-7776
97 N.W. 69th Street
One bedroom apartment
newly painted, ceiling fans,
water included $650 monthly,
first last and security
call 786-587-9735
HALLANDALE ROOM
Kitchen and bathroom ac-
cess. $450 monthly
Call 954-454-6645
MIAMI AREA
58 Street and 9 Avenue, fully
furnished room, non-smoking,
employed professional, all
facilities included.
Call 954-556-0394
Miami Gardens
Nice furnished room, utilities
included. Senior preferred.
$550 monthly.
Call 305-625-2678
NORTHWEST AREA
Northwest 62 Street and First
avenue. $600 to move in
.$400 monthly and $200 se-
curity.. Call 305-989-8824.


13377 N W 30th Avenue
$90 weekly. Free utilitiies,
gas stove,security bars. 305-
691-3486/305-474-8188.
271 N.W. 177 Street #B-204
Large efficiency with kitchen.
$650 monthly, first and
security. $1455 to move in.
Please call:305-652-9343
The Real Estate Experts
515 NE 150th Street # 3
One bedroom, bathroom,
kitchen, water info Gloria
$600 954-437-8034
EFFICIENCY FOR RENT
Furnished Efficiency, ceiling
fan, lights and water includ-
ed, one occupant, please
call 305-693-9486
MIAMI GARDENS
Efficiency for rent. All utilities
free cable $800 monthly,
first, last and security. Availa-
ble August 14.
Call 305-654-2894


101 N.E. 78th Street
One, two and three bed-
rooms, from $650 to $875
monthly, with parking. Sec-
tion 8 welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
14220 NW 22 Avenue, #2
Opa Locka
Brand new three bedrooms,
two baths. Section 8
approved. Private entrance,
central air, gated community,
$1375 monthly. First, last,
security.
Call 954-534-2816
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1801 NW 2nd Court
Two bedrooms apartment
available, $600 monthly.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
3186 NW 135th Street
One bedroom, one bath
$600 monthly plus security!
Call 954-704-0094


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


50TH STREET HEIGHTS
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
monthly!
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699

800 N.W. 56th st
Two bedrooms, $700,studio
$525, easy move in.
305-944-2101
Renter's Paradise
ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
Apartment for Rent
Two bedroom, one bath,
Section 8 only.
Call 305-244-2088
Apartment for Rent
Section 8 welcome
172 NW 12 Street one bed-
room, one bath
Call 305-244-2088

Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
305-642-7080
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-locka, Brownsville,
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses Efficiencies, one,
two and three bedrooms,
Many with appliances.
Same day approval.
Call for information

Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen and
tile, fresh paint, secured with
parking. $595-$650 monthly.
1315 N.E. Miami Court.
786-351-4516

Eighth StreetApartments
MOVE IN SPECIAL
One and' a half months
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450, with air.
Call 786-236-1144 or
786-298-0125

Ninth Street Apartments
Three bedrooms, two
baths, $700, air.
Call 305-358-1617

NORTH DADE/NW AREA
Two bedrooms, $675, easy
move jn, new tile,
appliances,
kitchen, security bars.
305-944-2101
RENTER'S PARADISE
ORCHARD VILLA APTS.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$430 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $480 monthly'.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
Perfect 10
One and two bedroom apart-
ments, 1298 NW 60 Street
Call 786-282-8775
Reasonably sized
apartment in castle
style mansion where
*Kings and Queens* live.
Mansion has waterfall, mar-
ble platform, seven foot lion
statues in front of the castle,
marble ceramic tile in
kitchen, bathroom, and main
living area. Free lights, water,
and parking. Near bus lines
$575 security, $725 monthly.
Call 786-223-5374
WILDROSE
Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749



170 NW 58th Street
Remodeled large three bed-
rooms, two bath with central
air, new appliances and car-
pet. $1200 monthly!
Section 8 Welcomel
Call Rick 305-409-8113
1815 N.W. 73rd Street
Duplex with two bedrooms
and one bath. Stop by take a
look if you like .Section 8
welcome. Call 9-6 p.m. only
305-835-7489
1857 N.W. 50th Street
Two bedrooms, two bath, ap-
pliances, air, $795 monthly
Call 954-499-3030.
258 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call Ray, 786-443-7707.
6001 N.W. 14 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, new
appliances, new kitchen and
tile floors. $600 monthly.
Section 8 okay!
Call 954-914-9166
8118 NW 12 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1100 monthly.
Call 305-218-1227

Large one bedroom with
air, tile, carpet, fenced yard.


Section 8 welcome. $750
monthly .1407 NW 51 Street
305-720-7067
MIRAMAR
Spacious one bedroom, one
bath, kitchen, laundry room
access, 305-654-9839 or
305-244-0548.


NORTHWEST AREA
Two bedrooms, one bath and
Three bedrooms, two baths,
First, last and security
deposit. Open house,
Thursday, August 17, 4:30
p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Call 305-378-6075.
Under New
Management
KINGSWAY APTS
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-
race.


18360 N.W. 44 Place
Two bedrooms, two baths.
Very spacious, with family
room, that can be used as an
additional room. $1250
monthly. First, last and
security to move in.
Call Gloria 786-348-1288



1030 NW 44 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
new paint in and out. $1195.
$2987 to move in. NO SEC-
TION 8. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
1321 N.W 111th St
Four bedrooms, one bath,
$1200 a month, call 305-759-
6418, first. last and security.
House will not pass inspec-
tion for Section 8.
1410 N.W. 195th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
one car garage, central air,
$1400 monthly. NO Section 8
Call 305-267-9449.
15331 N.W. 29 Avenue
Three bedroom, two bath,
air, family room, tile. $1400,
move in $4200. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
305-891-6776
1558 NW 71 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-638-4079
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedrooms, three baths,
air bars, tile floors $1,600,
$4800 move in. No Section
8.
Terry Dellerson
Broker 305-891-6776
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome.
305-754-7776.
21003 N.W. 37th Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
includes all appliances plus
central air and security bars.
$1250 monthly. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-621-5301
2250 N.W. 170 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, tile. $1350, $4050 move
in, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson
Broker 305-891-6776
2360 N.W. 140 STREET
Three bedrooms, one bath,
washer and dryer, dishwash-
er, central air, tile and carpet.
Section 8 welcome. First,
last and sec. $'1200 monthly.
Call Curry 786-718-6413 or
Mrs. Curry 786-290-9132.
3512 N.W. 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den. $1400, $4200 move
in, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
305-891-6776
4131 N.W. 203 Road Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
large corner, no section 8,
$1300 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
5030 N.W. 24TH Avenue
Nice two bedrooms, one bath
with bars and fenced yard.
$675 monthly.
Call Eddie 305-836-2220
69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Section 8 welcome, referen-
ces. 305-754-7776.

7749 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, central air,
and all appliances included.
Call Joel at 786-355-7578

837 N.W. 57 Street
Cozy one bedroom house
rear, air and appliances,
$650 monthly, first and last.

305-694-9405 or
786-326-0482
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedrooms,appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or
786-326-0482
CAROL CITY AREA
3800 NW 178 Street. Three
bedrooms, two baths,
spacious Florida Room, pool.
No Section 8, $1400
monthly, first, last and
security.
Call 305-439-2683
D & C Investment Realty
I Buy Foreclosures
and will help with relocation. I
will pay the best price.
Call 786-395-4379
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Four bedrooms, two baths
$1800 a month includes
electric, water utilities 2315
NW 179 Street, No Section 8
$3600 move in deposit.
Call 786-356-9489


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1261 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
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Three bedrooms, two baths
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Three bedrooms, one bath.
$169,900, 305-895-3739.
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Three bedrooms, two bath,
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1460 N.W. 58 Street
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Four units, two bedrooms,
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305-542-8124.
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11 rooms, two baths
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Commercial Property
300 NW 11 Street
Historical Church For Sale
Overtown area appraised at
$745K. Selling price $620K.
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Leader of the


By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer


"I had visions of seeing myself ready for this first preseason game from the time
I got hurt and now I just want to continue to get ready for the season opener. I'm
ready for whatever. I'm game ready. I trained very hard so I'm ready for whatev-
er comes ..."
Those were the words that every Dolfan wanted to hear from Daunte Culpepper.
Last Saturday, at a sold out Dolphins stadium, The Dolphins fell in defeat to the
Jacksonville Jaguars, but everyone saw what they came for; Culpepper in the
aqua and green.
This season is thought to be a special one. Dolfans are looking forward to
watching way more than just the new quarterback; they are waiting to see /!
Culpepper hook up with Chris Chambers and Randy McMicheal while Ronnie
Brown controls the ground in an attempt to light up the scoreboards all year
long.
This past weekend, the first team defense stole the show. Defensive stars
Zach Thomas, Channing Crowder and Will Allen showed the defense is still
the most dominate presence on the field as they held Jacksonville to zero
first quarter points.
Players feel there is something special in the air. Finally, the Dolphins
have an offense that's beyond the level of mediocrity. "I think we got a good
opportunity to do some great things on offense this year. The offense line
got a good rhythm. We got a few good players that can make a lot of plays:
Chris Chambers, Randy McMicheal, Marty Booker. We got a lot of guys we
can get the ball to and make some things happen and its exciting for our
offense," Ronnie Brown said.
When second year coach Nick Saban obtained the job, he didn't have to go
through many dreary offseasons to get good talent on offense, it was there
when he arrived. What he did was reel in the last piece of the Dolphins long
sought puzzle, when he acquired the big fish, Daunte Culpepper.
Teammates also know that a valuable piece of an offense is a tight end that
can stretch the field and create mismatches for defensive backs and safeties.
That why the 'fins know they are blessed to have tight end Randy McMicheal.
McMicheal became the offense star of Saturday's game as he caught the first,
touchdown pass on the season during a spectacular slant pattern across the middle
of the field. Wide Receiver Chris Chambers didn't make any noticeable contributions in
the game, but fans know as long as he stays consistent, he's valuable to the offense.
With the regular season only 25 days away, players are trying to get healthy and bulked up for the sea-
son opener against the defending SuperBowl champions Pittsburgh Steelers. Ronnie Brown isn't one to
shy away from the challenge. "This season I'm just a little comfortable. I have a larger responsibility this
year... So my main goal is to go out and participate in all sixteen games, stay ,,
healthy and if I do that I think I have a good opportunity to make
plays with the rest of the guys," said Brown.
Those plays of which Brown speaks is
S something the rest of the league does
not want to see.


D-Train


Lefty can't pick up win


By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
Dontrelle Willis pitched
against the league's hottest
team this week. Unfortunately
for him and the rest of the
Marlins, the game resulted in
a loss.


On Monday night against
the LA Dodgers. Willis put up
a fight. He gave up four runs
in 6 2/3 Innings, but struck
out nine. The negative was
that he walked five, which
hurt him in the seventh
inning.
To his defense, Willis was


th is

pitching against a team that
seemed to have forgotten what
it means to lose. The Dodgers
recorded their 16th win in 17
games. The impressive run
matches the best in franchise
history, set only by the 1953
Brooklyn club.
Besides that Willis didn't get
much help from his team-
mates either. Hanley Ramirez
made a costly mistake on
defense and Miguel Olivo


week:


scored the Marlins only other
run on a solo homer late in the
game.
Not paying attention to the
numbers, the D-Train got the
Marlins on the board first
recording the second triple of
his career that gave the
Marlins a 1-0 lead in the third
inning. Catcher Miguel Olivo,
who reached on an infield sin-
gle, trotted home as Willis
raced to third, diving headfirst


into the bag. The blast to
right-center was close to leav-
ing the park for a home run,
but it bounced off the wall.
However, because of missed
chances, the Dodgers broke
open a three-run lead with two
runs in the seventh. The
Marlins ended up losing 2-4
as Willis' record worsened to
7-10. The Fish will be back
home Friday to host the
Atlanta Braves.


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