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Roberson, Rolle, Edmonson win primary

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Court says Oliphant should not be fined


State may have to pay $400,000 in legal bills


Almost four years after the
botched 2002 primary that led
to her downfall as Broward
County's elections supervisor,
Miriam Oliphant won a court
decision this week against the
state Elections Commission's
effort to fine her $10,000 for
polls opening late and closing
early.


Claude Arrington, an admin-
istrative law judge, said state
elections officials have failed to
prove that Oliphant intention-
ally neglected her duties. The
decision, though, is far from
the last word in the case: the
Elections Commission can
reject his opinion and has
pressed ahead in the past


against Oliphant despite unfa-
vorable rulings.

LOCALLINKS
Oliphant said Friday she is
pleased with the decision and
will fight on if the commission
doesn't stand behind the
judge. She hopes in the end to
force the state to pay her legal
bills, which her attorneys say
Please turn to OLIPHANT 4A


MIRIAM OLIPHANT


ROBERSON


ROLLE EDMONSON STINSON


Stinson faces Reaves

in school board runoff


Congressman Kendrick
Meek swamped his oppo-
nent who was seeking to be
the first Haitian con-
gressperson. With most
precincts reported, Meek led
Haitian Dufirstson Neree
with 90% of the vote in the
Congressional District 17
race.
Incumbent County
Commissioners Dorrin Rolle
and Audrey Edmonson also
lead by wide margins in
their races. Rolle won even
with the charges made by
Haitian state representative
Philip Brutus, who left his
safe legislative seat to run
against Rolle. Rolle had
amost 55% of the vote in the
District 2 race. Edmonson
had over 80% of the votes in
the District 3 race, after


being appointed to fill the
vacancy left by the resigna-
tion of former Commission
Chair Barbara Carey-
Shuler.
School Board member
Solomon Stinson appeared
headed for a run-off with
former state representative
Darryl Reaves because a
50% plus one vote is
required for a win. Gepsie
Metellus ran a strong race
for her first campaign with
almost 25 percent of the
vote.
State legislative seat 104
appears to be only bright
story for Haitian politicians.
Incumbent Yolly Roberson
appears headed for victory
in her race with activist
Jacqui Colyer because there
Please turn to ELECTION 7A


CENSUS:

Miami poverty high,

wages low, housing high


By Brandyss Howard
bhoward@miamitimesonline.com


In the most recent Census report, Miami
ranked fifth among persons living below the
poverty level. Sadly, this is an improvement only
compared to the #1 ranking the city received for
the prior three consecutive years. This ranking is
evidenced in areas such as Allapattah, East
Little Havana, Liberty City, Overtown, Little Haiti
and Wynwood, which are not only the poorest in
Miami, but are also more likely to lose more low
income housing as housing stock is transformed
into condominiums.
Affordable housing units are designed for resi-
dents who have a monthly rental amount that
does not exceed more than 30 percent of the resi-
dent's annual income. For example, a household
with a yearly family income of $30,000 would be
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FALLING GAS PRICES

Miami gas prices under national average
By Brandyss Howard Rozell, gasoline analyst at the Oil Price
bhoward@miamtimesonline.com Information Service, predicted that gasoline
prices would continue to fall. "We'll be. closer
USA Today reported that the nationwide to $2 than $3 come Thanksgiving," said
average of $2.84 per gallon is the lowest Rozell. This drop in price is contributed to
sin ril 20. In a recent interview, Fred the fact that summer is coming to an end,
hence, decreasing the amount of cars making
long road trips across the country.
Analysts project that the drop in gas prices
willbe beneficial as consumers will have
More money available to spend in the econo-
Smy. U.S. citizens saw a nationwide peak of
83.03 per gallon on August 10, which is only
$.54 cheaper than the days following
SHurricane Katrina, which had a significant
Impact on petroleum production in the Gulf
Sof Mexico.
Petroleum traders are finding that they are
Please turn to GAS 10A


Haitian American Foundation investigated over $1.8 million misuse


By Brandyss Howard
bhoward@miamitimesonline.comr

An ongoing criminal investi-
gation focused on the unau-
thorized use of funds by the
Haitian American Foundation,
a local non-profit corporation,
commonly referred to by the
acronym HAFI. The organiza-


tion is accused of keepirig $1.8
million from the sale of a 2.4
acre lot in Little Haiti two
years ago. The land was pur-
chased with $210,000, of gov-
ernment grants to HAFI, of
which $125,000 came from
the City of Miami and the
remainder from the Miami-
Dade County.


HAFI purchased the lot on
NE 79th street from the Miami
Parking Authority in 2000 to
construct a Creole Market and
provide jobs to residents in the
deprived community. This
endeavor only lasted six weeks
and later sold, earning HAFI a
significant profit.
At the beginning of the year,


subpoenas were issued
requesting HAFI's financial
records and files containing
documents relevant to $1mil-
lion in contracts for social
services. Officials allege that
HAFI violated federal grant
rules which required County
and City approval before the
sale of the property. A deadline


of July 31 for HAFI to repay
$820,000 for the land deal and
$84,159 in grant money was
not met. The 15-year-old
agency for social services
failed to meet the deadline and
is currently being investigated
by the Miami-Dade Police
Department's public corrup-
tion bureau.


Silvia Unzueta, acting direc-
tor of the county's Office of
Community and Economic
Development, is withholding
funds that were to be distrib-
uted to HAFI for elderly and
job placement programs. This
money includes a $41,000
grant that was transferred to
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Black America must

confront AIDS crisis
It has been 25 years since we first learned of a disease that
was killing a handful of white, gay men in a few of our
nation's largest cities a disease that later became known
as AIDS. But lulled by media images that portrayed AIDS main-
ly as a white, gay disease, we looked the other way: Those peo-
ple weren't our people. AIDS was not our problem. It had not
entered our house.
We had our own problems to deal with, so we let those people
deal with their problem. But that was a quarter-century ago and
a lot has changed. Now, in 2006, almost 40 million people world-
wide have HIV and 25 million are dead. And most of those who
have died and are dying are Black. That's not just because of the
devastation the pandemic has wreaked upon Africa.
The face of AIDS in the United States is primarily Black as well.
The majority of new HIV infections here are Black, the majority
of people who die from AIDS here are Black and the people most
at risk of contracting this virus in the United States are Black.
AIDS is now in our house. It's now our problem and we must
come up with solutions.
A historic contingent of Black leaders attended the 16th
International AIDS Conference in Toronto to put AIDS in our
community at the top of the national agenda. All of Black
America must do the same. Every Black person must stand with
us, take ownership of AIDS and fight this epidemic with every
resource we have.
I realize that what we are proposing may seem an overwhelm-
ing task. But we know it can be done. When AIDS hit the gay
community, its members couldn't afford to wait for the govern-
ment to save them; instead they worked to save themselves in
part by using tactics and strategies out of our civil-rights play-
book. AIDS is a major civil-rights issue of our time.
We cannot wait for the government to come and rescue us
either that help may never come. Part of our response must be
to eliminate the rabid homophobia that lives in our schools, our
homes and especially our churches. Our inability to talk about
sex, and more specifically homosexuality, is the single greatest
barrier to the prevention of HIV transmission in our community.
Intolerance has driven our gay friends and neighbors into the
shadows. Men leading double lives on the "down low" put
our women at extreme risk.
We must also overcome our resistance to safer sex practices
that can help prevent the spread of AIDS and we must ensure
that our young people know exactly what AIDS is and how to
protect themselves against it. Julian Bond


Charter schools no

better than public
A lot of people who are frustrated with the continued poor
performance in our predominantly Black public schools
re considering transferring their kids to charter
schools for better results.
Forget about it.
Independently run, publicly financed charter schools perform
no better than comparable public schools, long-awaited federal
data suggested last week.
Long considered a ticket out for. students in poor public
schools, charter schools have proliferated nationwide and are
amdrng reforms favored by 'the Bush administration. In
Washington, D,C., one in four students attends one.
But last week's report, which for the first time compares the
performance of students in charters with that of public school
peers in similar neighborhoods, finds that charter school stu-
dents lag slightly.
The data show, for instance, that charter school students in
2003 were several points behind their counterparts in both
reading and math in fourth and eighth grades. Standardized
math scores in urban charters also lagged, but reading scores
were comparable.
These startling results provide further evidence against
unchecked expansion of the charter school experiment.
Charter schools receive taxpayer money, but operate inde-
pendently of school district rules and teachers' union contracts.
Proposed in 1988 by the federation's then-president, Albert
Shanker, charter schools first appeared in 1992. Today there
are more than 3,600 serving more than one million students
about 2% of all students, according to the Center for Education
Reform, a charter advocacy group.
Miami-Dade parents should realize that Charter schools seem
to be an attempt to destroy our public school system and can
create an elite and resegregated school system.
What Superintendent Rudy Crew and the school board should
really do is take the best teachers from the best schools and put
them in those low-achieving inner city schools and maybe we
might see some meaningful change in the results.


Banner year for Black

political candidates
t has taken a long time against great odds for Black peo-
ple to move to the forefront in American politics.
In a rare sign of progress for both parties in this election year,
a record number of serious Black candidates are running for
the high statewide offices to which Blacks are almost never
elected: governor and U.S. Senate. Throughout US. history,
there has been exactly one Black governor (Democrat L
Douglas Wilder of Virginia) and only five Black senators, just
three of them since the 1870s (Edward Brooke, R-Mass.; Carol
Moseley Braun, D-Ill. and Barack Obama, D-11l.).
This year, though, at least five and as many as eight either
would be a record major party Black candidates have run or
are still running for those offices.
Black politicians have long been successful in congressional
districts, especially those with strong concentrations of Black
voters. Their growing presence in statewide campaigns sug-
gests voters are increasingly looking beyond skin color to judge
candidates on their merits. More important than the numbers,
says political analyst David Bositis of the Joint Center for
Political and Economic Studies, is that most of the candidates
this year are not sacrificial lambs, but the best politicians their
parties have to offer.
Nominees for governor include Republicans Kenneth
Blackwell (Ohio), Michael Steele (Md.) and Lynn Swann (Pa.);
Democrat Deval Patrick is running for the Democratic nomina-
tion in Massachusetts.


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Senate candidates include Democrats Erik Fleming (Miss.),
Harold Ford Jr. (Tenn.) and, if he wins the Sept. 12 primary,
Kweisi Mfume (Md.). Keith Butler lost the GOP Senate primary
in Michigan earlier this month.
Not all of the Black candidates will win in November. But
their presence on statewide ballots helps redress a long-stand-
ing American embarrassment. So when the time comes in
November don't sit on your hind parts and wish. Get out and
vote.


Blacks shouldn't send their kids to Lincoln Marti Schools


Blacks who send their children
to Lincoln Marti Schools should
carefully monitor the quality of
education their children receive
there. The staff and the teachers
communlcalcte almost entirely in


Spanish without regard for the
"English speaking only students
and/or parents."
Some parents might be sur-
prised to find that their children's
teachers speak little or no


English. The ESE students, espe-
cially above the sixth grade level,
are seemingly "left out to dry."
Many McKay scholarship
recipients provide revenue for
this countywide chain of schools,


but students may be getting the
shaft. Check it out. For the sake
of your children, check it out.
Dorothy Davis
Miami


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OPINION
The Miami Times, September 6-12, 2006 3A


Reginald Clyne, Esq.


End is in sight


For the many politicians,
their supporters and family
members, the tiring, and try-
ing period known as the
campaign is almost over. It
takes a tremendous amount
of time and effort to run for
office and anyone willing to
undertake this task should
be commended. It is now
time to address the difficult
and hot races. The District 2
Commission race is probably
the hottest race in town. It
pits a well-known, bright
Haitian lawyer, Phillip
Brutus against an incum-
bent Dorrin Rolle, who is
loved by voting seniors for
his work 'at JESCA.
Normally, an incumbent
commissioner does not draw
real opposition. It is
Commissioner Rolle's misfor-
tune that term limits has
made an incumbent politi-
cian seek a new position.
This race is made more inter-
esting by the undercurrent of
Haitian vs. Black American
spiced up with the implica-
tions that Commissioner
Rolle let down his con-
stituents by not closely
monitoring the construction
of Affordable Housing, par-
ticularly Hope VI.
Phillip Brutus' departure
from the position of State
Representative of District
108 leaves a political
vacumn that has eagerly
been filled by six candidates.
One candidate,- Ronald Brise,
seems to be rising to the top
of the heap. He is endorsed
by Congressman Kendrick
Meek, former
Congresswomen Carrie
Meek, Senator Frederica
Wilson, State Representative
Mindingall, State
Representative Holloway,
Vice Mayor Oscar Braynon,
Mayor Shirley Gibson, Mayor
Mariette St. Vil of El Portal,
Councilperson .Jacques
Despinosse, Councilwoman
Marie Erlander Sterile and
others. This young man is a
former teacher and now Vice
President of IPIP Corp., a
telecommunication compa-
ny. He wants to keep the
concept of the FCAT, but
take out the punitive nature


of the exam. He wants to
raise teacher salaries, make
housing more available to
working families and boost
the living wage by giving
incentives to businesses. It
appears that we have a
bright young candidate with
real ideas. Ronald Brise is
one to watch.
The race for State
Representative District 104
is also a big race. It pits
incumbent Yolly Roberson
against a well-known com-
munity leader Jacqui Colyer.
This race is interesting
because two good people are
running for office. I think
State Representative
.Roberson has done a good
job in Tallahassee and she
will be difficult to unseat.
State Representative
Dorothy Bendross
Mindingall has drawn oppo-
sition in the form of a write-
in candidate Sara Robinett.
State Representative
Mindingall has done a good
job in Tallahassee and regu-
larly meets with the commu-
nity; the voters should keep
this good person in office.
State Senator Villalobos is
under major attack from
Governor Bush and other
Republicans because he did
not support Governor
Bush's attempt to get rid of
the constitutional amend-
ment to limit class size.
Senator Villalobos should be
commended for his courage,
and convictions. He will,
however, have a difficult
time beating Bolanos, who is
supported by Governor Bush
and the Republican estab-
lishment.

MAYOR CAMPBELL
GOES TO JAIL
Former Atlanta Mayor Bill
Campbell beat the bribe
charges, but was convicted
for tax evasion and will serve
a two and half year sentence
in a minimal security, feder-
al prison in Miami. At his
hearing, he was fined $6,300
and ordered to pay $63,000
in taxes. Campbell was
working for Willie Gary in
Stuart after his departure
from the Mayor's Office.


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the Southern Strategy. In the
2000 and 2004 presidential
elections, Bush bagged the
electoral votes of nearly all
the states of the Old
Confederacy and the Border
states. Without the granite
like backing of these states,
Democratic Presidential con-
tender Al Gore in 2000 and
John Kerry in 2004 would
have won the White House.
That, combined with the
depth of frozen anti-Black
attitudes among far too many
white voters, the endless
legion of Black Democrats in
state and national offices
and the relentless war that
civil rights, leaders wage
against the Republicans and
their implore of Black voters
to do the same, make it a
[all, if not impossible, order


for the GOP to do a total volte
face and abandon its core
conservative principles.
Still, rarely in history do
political events turn deci-
sively on weather catastro-
phes. With the passage of
time, Katrina may prove to be
no exception to that rule. But
a year later, the harsh
recriminations about Bush's
Katrina performance and by
extension the GOP's ability
and willingness to meet the
needs of the disaster stricken
poor, the majority of whom
were Black, has not abated.
The Katrina displaced still
feel bitter and betrayed that
Bush and the GOP aban-
doned them in their hour of
greatest need and despera-
tion and that betrayal hasn't
ended. Bush and the GOP
have more to rebuild than
just NeW Orleans and the
Gulf.


Miami Gardens residents are displeased that they
have to travel so far out of their area to reach a shelter
if a hurricane threat is eminent. In past years Carol
City High and Brentwood Elementary School were close
at hand, but now the trip to Barbara Goldman High at
14100 NW 89th Avenue seems far out of the way.

Many people are saying that the current Miami-Dade
Housing Agency scandal involves a lot of people who
will also suffer grief from the Internal Revenue Service
when the complete story is told. Stay tuned.
*******
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis con-
tinued to come under attack for a vote he cast 16 years
ago against restitution for Freddie Pitts and Wilbert
Lee, who were wrongfully accused and spent many
years in prison. Politicians must be held accountable
for their bad votes also.
*******
A lot of folk are getting tired of the continued delay in
opening the casinos and are saying terrible things
about Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Senate President
Tom Lee. The Seminoles have made $500 million in
the few years they have been open, but none of that
money has gone to help improve the educational needs
of our state.
*******
If Florida A&M couldn't beat Delaware State in
Detroit last week, we can expect heir heads being
handed to them in the Orange Bowl Saturday against
University of Miami Hurricanes who are still smarting
from that close loss to Florida State Monday night.
*******
The GOP primary contests for governor and U.S.
Senate are looking like foregone conclusions, offering
little excitement at the top of the ballot. Polls show
Crist leads Gallagher by about 20 percentage points,
while U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris is far ahead of three
little-known rivals for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's seat.
*******
More than half of the Democratic voters don't know
Jim Davis from Rod Smith, according to polls.
Broward, which hosts more Democrats than any other
county, has posted faint turnouts in the past three
gubernatorial primaries.
*******
Newly released Census figures show Broward County
has more West Indian residents than any other U.S.
county, save New York's King's County. The growth of
West Indians helps secure Broward's status as a
"minority-majority" county now one of 22 large U.S.
counties where Hispanic and Black residents outnum-
ber white non-Hispanics.

Fifty-five undocumented immigrants employed by a
janitorial services company contracted to clean state
government buildings in Tallahassee were detained
over the weekend by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement.


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CENSUS
continued from 1A

eligible for a rental rate of
$750 per month. According
to the Census Bureau, the
income includes wages of the
householder and one or more
other people living in the
same household who are also
related to the householder by
birth, marriage or adoption.
Housing units are calculat-
ed by fair market rents.
According to reported analy-
sis, rents are calculated
annually by the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD)
for metropolitan and non-
metropolitan areas and are
used to determine whether
units are eligible for federal
housing assistance. Rental
rates and utilities are calcu-


lated by the distribution of
current rates for a given
area, location and amount of
bedrooms.
The cost for housing has
significantly sky-rocketed
while residents have only
seen an average of 12% in
salary increases since 2000.
Minimum wage has been
$5.15 since September 1,
1997. Consequently, a per-
son with a full-time job
working a weekly 40 hours
will only gross $206 weekly,
$892 a monthly and $10,
712 annually. The. median
(middle average of highest
and lowest) annual income in
Miami-Dade County of
$32,453 is considered one of
the lowest in the state.
The average incomes of the
neighborhoods ranked
among the lowest in the city
of Miami are: Allapattah-


$27,227; Little Haiti-
$25,496; Liberty City-
$23,896; Wynwood-$20,660;
East Little Havana-$20,521
and Overtown-$14,161.
Because of the county's
average home appraisal of
$260,000, most residents are
unable to purchase a house.
Only 51% of Miami's resi-
dents are homeowners,
which is almost 20% lower
than the state's average.
Even in the lowest income
areas, the proposed selling
price for a single-family unit
has risen to almost
$130,000.
Because of the increase in
condominium conversions
and shortages in affordable
housing and rental units,
many residents have moved
out of South Florida, relocat-
ing to places such as north-
ern Florida and Georgia.


Oliphant won't have to pay $10,000 fine


OLIPHANT
continued from 1A
could reach $400,000.
"This is a lynching of the 21st
century and it needs to stop,"
Oliphant said. "It's amazing
how politics works in the state
of Florida. Everything should
be governed by the law, but
when things don't go the way
the Florida Elections
Commission wants, they try to
change the law. Personally, I
feel vindicated. I have always
trusted in God and walked in
integrity."
Barbara Linthcom, the com-
mission's executive director,
could not be reached for com-
ment. The commission's lawyer
was out of the office Friday on
vacation.
Oliphant was suspended by


Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003 and for-
mally stripped of her title in
2005. She said she is now
studying for a real estate bro-
ker's license and has applied to
colleges throughout the area to
teach political science and soci-
ology. She said she also has
spent her time traveling and
giving motivational speeches.
The Elections Commission
filed charges against Oliphant
over the poll operations in early
2004, seeking $55,000 in fines.
Dozens of polls in September
2002 opened after the required
7 a.m. time and closed early
despite an order by Bush that
they stay open until 9 p.m.
because of the problems that
day.
Arrington initially ruled that
Oliphant had neglected her
duties but concluded as well


that the punishment was too
harsh and should be reduced to
$2,000.
The commission rebuffed that
recommendation and imposed
a $10,000 fine. However, after
that occurred, a state appeals
court in a separate case ruled
that the Election Commission
cannot fine elections officials
for simply neglecting their
duties, but must show they
intentionally set out to violate
the laws or disregard them.
Lawyers for the commission
attempted to persuade
Arrington that Oliphant could
still be fined if she had acted
with "reckless disregard."
Arrington, though, said laws
that can result in someone
being punished should be nar-
rowly interpreted and stuck to
the earlier appellate ruling.


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HAFI being investigated for misuse of funds


FOUNDATION
continued from 1A
another agency, which HAFI
was to use for provision of
meals for seniors in the sur-
rounding areas.
Milton Hirsch, the lawyer for
HAFI, recently released the fol-


lowing statement,
"They are effectively starving
HAFI to death. No one has been
charged and this probe should-
n't be used as justification to
refuse future grants to the
foundation." Emails and phone
calls to HAFI were not
returned.


The Miami Times talked with
Barbara Roclriguez, Director of
Community Development for
the City about the HAFI funds.
When asked if the city will
attempt to recoup the funds
from HAFI. Rodriguez replied.
"Yes we will. The Law
Department is handlling it."


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FEC charges Spence-Jones with campaign violations


Florida's Election
Commission (FEC) found prob-
able cause to charge Miami City
Commissioner Michelle Spence
Jones with eight counts of cam-
paign violations in her 2005
successful effort to replace Art
Teele. The violations subject
the Commissioner to civil fines.
Florida Statutes 106 called the
Florida Election Code, authoriz-
es the FEC to impose civil fines
of up to $1,000 per count. The


Probable Cause Order
charged eight counts of
violations.
While the Florida
Election Code has
almost 100 acts that
violate Chapter 106,
many are common
among new campaign- SPENC
ers; however, the FEC is
alleging that the viola-
tions were willful.
Commissioner Spence-Jones


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has an opportu-
nity to present
evidence to the
contrary should
she seek a hear-
ing. Charges
include paying
campaign work-
ers in cash
-JONES rather than by Dl
checks and not
adding disclaimers to campaign
ads, including two that involved


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complainant Richard
Dunn II. Others appear
minor such as lack of
disclaimers on a 'Happy
Thanksgiving' and hur-
ricane recovery ads.
The FEC rejected
three more serious
charges of one, buying
VN votes, two, making
false and defamatory
statements and three, using
city staff on her campaign dur-


ing working hours. A similar
complaint to the third charge
resulted in a recent criminal
felony conviction for Orlando
State Senator Gary Siplin.
The complainant lost the
run-off campaign to Spence-
Jones. After a probable cause
finding, however, the state
agency becomes the prosecu-
torial entity. The
Commissioner can request a
hearing on the probable cause


finding within 30 days after
she receives the Commission
Order, which was mailed from
Tallahassee on Friday
September 1.
Because of the Labor Day
holiday, the Commissioner
may not have received the FEC
charges. The Miami Times was
unable to contact
Commissioner Spence-Jones
before our publication dead-
line Tuesday evening.


FAMU alumni to honor 'Chico the Virgo'


On Friday at the Embassy
Suites Hotel, the Miami Gold
Coast Chapter of the Florida
A&M University National Alumni
Association is hosting a
Scholarship benefit and dance
honoring Sylvester G. "Chico the
'Virgo" Wesley.
The celebration begins at 6:45
p.m. with a reception and cash
bar, followed by dinner and
dancing. Tickets for this gala are
$60 with proceeds going towards
a newly developed Sylvester G.
"Chico the Virgo" Wesley
Scholarship. This scholarship
will be awarded to deserving stu-


dents attending FAMU and
majoring in broadcast journal-
ism.
"Since we began our scholar-
ship program in 1990, the Gold
Coast Chapter has provided
financial assistance to more
than 90 students In the South
Florida area to attend FAMU,"
said Brenda Bryant, a former
president and chairman of the
chapter's scholarship commit-
tee. This year, we decided to
honor a great FAMU alumnus
and pillar in the South Florida
area in conjunction with our
scholarship program."


For more than 35
years, Chico has been
a strong fixture in this
community. As a
radio personality, he
has worked at five
local radio stations
(WPOM, WRBD,
WMBM WEDR and
Hot 105). Also, he is
actively involved in
several organizations
including serving as a WE,
mentor for the 5,000
Role Models of Excellence,
administrator for the Miami-
Dade Goodwill Ambassador


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Program and motiva-
tional speaker for
Miami-Dade,
Broward and Palm
Beach Public Schools.
The Embassy
Suites Hotel is located
at 3974 NW South
River Drive in Miami.
For more information
on how to purchase
individual tickets,
LEY tables or serve as a
corporate sponsor,
please contact Willie Mae
Williams at 305-681-2883, or
wmaewllliamsyahoo.com.


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San Diego Chargers line-
backer Steve Foley will miss the
NFL season after being shot by
an off-duty police officer on
Sunday, the team announced
Monday.
The Chargers placed Foley on
the non-football injured reserve
list on Monday, the day after he
was shot near
his suburban
Poway home.

remains in a
stable condi-
tion in hospi-
tal after the
incident, with
the team
refusing to
comment on
the details of
the shooting. FOLEY
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cern right now is for Steve's
overall health and well-being,"
Chargers general manager A.J.
Smith said in a statement.
"Steve's health needs to be
his number one priority.
Football is secondary right
now. Steve needs to focus on
his recovery."
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are not life-threatening,
according to the team, but
placing him immediately on the
non-football injury reserve list
means he will not play for the
team this season.


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Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were
forced to relocate to different cities across the country as
their homes were completely destroyed.

Bush; One year after Katrina


Compiled by Brandyss Howard
bhoward@miamitimesonline.com

Emergency housing policies
are now being revamped by
President Bush to eliminate
chaotic situations like those fol-
lowing Hurricane Katrina. The
administration hopes to
decrease the amount of time
future displaced victims will
have to spend in hotels due to
natural disasters. They are also
working to increase the amount
of temporary housing units with


ing a system to pay rent to the
landlords directly. 800,000 dis-
aster victims were given checks
to find housing within a certain
period of time, most of which
were unsuccessful.
The most important revision
the Bush administration is
negotiating is the transfer of
responsibility for the housing
crisis from FEMA to the
Department of Housing and
Urban Development. The agency
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charge against Padila

A federal judge in Miami
threw out one count in the ter-
rorism indictment against
alleged al-Qaeda operative Jose
Padilla and his co-defendants,
concluding that it repeated
other charges in the indictment.
The ruling by judge Marcia
Cooke leaves two terrorism-
related counts against Padilla
and others. The charges allege a
conspiracy to provide material
support to Islamic extremist
causes worldwide. The count
that was dropped charged a
conspiracy to "murder, kidnap
and maim persons in a foreign
country." Cooke ruled that
charge was unnecessary
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the use of greater government-
paid vouchers.
Residents of Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama were
forced to relocate to different
cities across the country as their
homes were completely
destroyed. Reports indicate that
the .iFeeral Emergency
Management Agency has provid-
e i approximately $4.2 billion in
o usingg assistance, repairs, and
construction.
The first proposed change is to
spread trailers and mobile
homes across the nation more
evenly to avoid surplus. After
Katrina, FEMA ended up with
over 10,000 vacant mobile
homes, mainly because they
lacked necessary utilities. The
administration is also develop-


evacuees through government
vouchers. Last year, FEMA dis-
tributed assistance checks in
three-month intervals which
delayed victims in obtaining
accommodations. It is reported
that the agency has lost track of
half a million evacuees.
In; a xecent interview,, David
Garratt, FEMA's deputy director
of recovery, said that vouchers
are currently being reconsidered
although the Bush administra-
tion initially resisted them
because of the potential costs
and the fact that most landlords
prefer cash. Last year, we basi-
cally had to feel our way through
a number of challenges. This
year we believe it will be far more
disciplined, far more organized,"
said Garratt.


ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
KENDALL-TAMIAMI EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed 2,348 foot
extension of Runway 9R/27L at Kendall-Tamiami Executive
Airport (TMB) has been prepared. The EA evaluates the
environmental consequences of extending the runway an
additional 2,348 feet.

A public hearing is scheduled for September 13, 2006 at Arvida
Middle School, which is located at 10900 S.W. 127 Avenue,
Miami, Florida. The public is invited to attend the hearing to
review the available information and to express its views
regarding the Draft EA and the project. Exhibit displays will be
available for review from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The hearing
and formal presentation will commence promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker registration will close at 8:30 p.m. Written comments will
be accepted from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or can be mailed to
Norman Hegedus at the P.O. Box listed below:

The Draft EA is also available for review at the following locations:

1. Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Aircraft Noise & Environmental Planning Office
5600 NW 36th Street, Suite 533, Miami, Florida 33166
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2. Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport Airport Manager's Office
12800 SW 145th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33186
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please contact the Airport Manager's Office at 305-869-1700
to make an appointment to review the Draft EA.
3. Miami-Dade Aviation Department Website
www.miami-airport.com

Questions and written comments regarding the hearing
and the Draft EA will be accepted until close of business
on Wednesday September 27, 2006 and should be directed to:

Mr. Norman Hegedus, Aviation Environmental Planner
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Aircraft Noise & Environmental Planning Office
P.O. Box 025504
Miami, Florida 33102-5504
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Election results
ELECTION
continued from 1A
is no run-off primary in
state legislative races.
Brutus's old seat, District
108 was in a close battle.
Black judge Karen Mills
Francis had a slight lead
over Stephen T. Millan in
the county court Group


startling, victories unexpected
11 race, while Judge appears to have lost her
Shirlyon McWhorter judicial post to Patricia
Pedraza.
V o t e0r!s
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no over-
wthelmingly
to giving a
raise to
county corn-
BRUTUS COLYER METELLUS missioners.


Grant Proposals Sought Through

Competitive Bidding Process


The Children's Trust announces the release of an
Invitation To Negotiate (ITN) seeking community-
based solutions and the application of best practices
to the alarming number of child murders in various
communities of Miami-Dade County.
The Trust will give strong preference to proposals
which demonstrate the ability to build upon
community strengths and a willingness to empower
neighborhood-based assets including secular,
faith and other neighborhood organizations, in a
collaborative partnership with service providers and
law enforcement.


Bidders Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006
10 a.m. noon
The Children's Trust
4500 Biscayne Boulevard, 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33137
Letter of intent due Friday, Sept. 15
Proposal due Thursday, Sept. 28
(The above dates ore subject to change due to
weather conditions)


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The Miami Times, don't forget to buy something, too. Please
patronize the following stores and shops.
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YOUR RIDE BETTER?
Transit officials continue riding buses and trains to talk to customers


During the past few weeks, Miami-
Dade Transit Director Roosevelt
Bradley and his senior staff have
been riding buses and trains to
learn directly from customers
where service improvements are
needed. Bradley and his staff will
continue to ride all bus routes and
trains until all concerns regarding
transit services have been
addressed.
This is part of our ongoing effort to
provide customers with safe, reli-
able, efficient and courteous transit
service. Miami-Dade Transit has
already made numerous service
improvements under the People's. Miami
Transportation Plan, following rec-
ommendations gathered in 2002
from local residents. Miami-Dade Transit con-
tinues to rely heavily on customer recommen-
dations to make the system work even more
efficiently.
Bradley recently rode with transit customers
on Route G, traveling from 69th Street and
Collins Avenue in Miami Beach to 123rd
Street near Biscayne Boulevard. Riding with
Bradley was frequent rider Patricia Brooks.
Ms. Brooks had much to say to Bradley dur-
ing their commute.
During my conversation with Ms. Brooks, I
was pleased to learn that two of our bus oper-
ators, who routinely work on Route G, have
been providing our customers with outstand-


i-Dade Transit Director Roosevelt Bradley and t
rider Patricia Brooks discuss transit services.
ing customer service.
She said that bus operators Alfred J. Scott
and Quincy Phillips are always courteous and
professional, and do everything possible to
make the ride better. At the same time, I
learned of problems that need to be fixed on
Route G, such as bus delays during morning
and evening rush hours, buses arriving
together but not always on time, and of bus
benches located far from bus stops.
Moreover, Ms. Brooks said that in the past
she had contacted Customer Services to
complain about some of the problems she
saw on Route G, but was frustrated by the
lack of response to her complaints.


ransit


I assured Ms. Brooks that her
complaints would be resolved
promptly.
When Ms. Brooks expressed her
gratitude for me personally listen-
ing to customer complaints, I reiter-
ated that the input we obtain from
our customers is vital in helping us
create a first-class transit system.
Although we routinely have our
supervisors checking bus routes
and train schedules to ensure on-
time performance, sometimes we
don't have all the eyes and ears
needed to see what goes on every
hour on every route. That is why it
is important to have customers,


like Ms. Brooks, who can be our
partners and help us determine
where our services may be lacking.
For the next few months, at least twice a
week, every week, I have directed our man-
agement staff to ride our buses and trains to
talk to customers and get their feedback on
our services. We will not stop until we talk to
customers on every route and make the nec-
essary improvements.
If you would like for me to ride with you,
please call 305-375-2597, or send me an
e-mail at rbradley@miamidade.gov. If you
just want to send in your comments and/or
concerns, please visit www.miamidade.gov/
transit and click on the feedback zone link to
submit your comments.


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"Somewhat.
I believe that
some of the
products that
the stores sell
are bad. It's
certain things
that you can
tell are good.
When I go to
the those
stores, I know what to buy and
what not to."

FREDDERICK CRAWFORD
"No. I don't
think the cor-
oner stores
have bad
products, but
a lot of the
meat markets
have bad food;
especially in
places like
Overtown. In a
lot of these Black owned stores
you might have some old prod-
ucts because they be slacking."


"Yes. I
brought prod-
ucts from
their stores
that had bugs
in it. They are
taking our
money, giving
us bad stuff
and they are
getting away
with it. They
are getting away with it because
nobody is coming to inspect
their stores or anything. It's not
right."

VIRGINIA SMITH

"I really don't
know anymore
because I don't
shop at those
stores. When I
used to go the
stores, the
prices were so
high [and] they
had stuff on
the shelf that was there for a
long time. I wouldn't be sur-
prised if it is bad products."


"I don't think
nothing is
wrong with the
stuff in those
stores because
SI never found
anything bad;
not with the
food or any-
thing. I just
bought some
shaving powder from the store.
I don't know about other people
but I don't see a problem."

FRANK GIBBS
"Yes. They
sell bad food
and other
products in
these stores.
Why do you
think they are
here? To help
do more harm
to the people
in our com-
munity. That's
why. Our people can't even sell
stuff in our community. They
shouldn't even be allowed over
here."


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LET'S FIX OUR CO1


In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in
our community, The Miami
Times has embarked on a
'Lets Fix Our Community' fea-
ture that will identify broken
traffic signs, cracked side-
walks, patched up streets,
unwanted signs and over-
vhelmp g trash sights that
impact on the appearance of
o'drc(oimmunity.
We will keep track of how
long the problem exists before


it is remedied.
In the City of Opa-
locka on 135th Street
and NW 30th Avenue,
there were cracked
sidewalks that
spanned an estimated
20 feet. The Miami
Times contacted KE
Mayor Joseph Kelly
and City Manager Jane
Beverly of Opa-Lockaiand the
problem has been resolved.
The Miami Times has con-


IMMUNITYY

tacted Mayor Kelly on
the next task at hand.
On 133rd Street and
NW 31st Avenue,
there is an alley that
has been long in need
of cleaning. They said
they will take care of
'LLY the problem.
To notify The Miami
.Times of .areas in need of
repair, renovation or cleaning,
please contact Terrell Clayton
at 305-694-6216.


Miami gets relief from high gas prices


GAS
continued from 1A

able to obtain barrels for
$69.71 per barrel, a $.29
decrease since May 4. There
has also been a decrease in
wholesale prices for the traders
which now range from $1.77 to
$1.79 a gallon. Since the
demand for gas has decreased,
store owners are finding that
they have a surplus and are
looking to get rid of the supply.


The Miami Times travelled to
four gas stations within a one
mile radius and noticed that all
of them were priced undef the
national average. While survey-
ing customers, it was found
that although the prices have
dropped, people still feel gas is
too high and haven't noticed an
immediate change in their
spending. Claiudia Santos,
store clerk at International
Food Market on NW 54th street
and 7th avenue, said that even


with the lower prices, people
still are reluctant to fill up. I
think that in preparation for
the storm, people spent a lot of
money on household supplies,"
said Santos. Fortunately, she
did report that they have plenty
of gas and have recently been
lowering prices more frequently
than in earlier months.
The Miami Times will compare
and report the prices of selected
community located gas stations
in future articles.


Suspect in rape case arrested


Police arrested a 27-yearold
Miami man in the rape and
attempted murder of a Davie
woman in August.
Ricardo Guillaume was
arrested at his home Sunday
after someone who saw news
coverage of the assault called,
police, said Davie police Lt. Bill
Bamford.
Police said Guillaume fol-
lowed a woman home from her


job at the Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino on Aug. 19.
and forced his way into her
house.
The woman left the casino
around 6 a.m. and noticed a
black car following her to her
Davie home. She told police she
saw the car parked near her
home. Police said it was a
Chevrolet Monte Carlo regis-
tered to Guillaume's wife.


Guilaunie is charged with one
count of attempted felony mur-
der and one count of sexual bat-
tery. He is being held in Miami-
Dade County jail, awaiting
extradition to Broward County.
The victim identified Guillaume
as the man who assaulted her,
police said. Surveillance video
from the Hard Rock showed
Guillaume in the casino earlier
in the night.


Police seek identity in Opa-locka death


A dead man was found on the
banks of an Opa-locka canal
Saturday morning, and Miami-
Dade police want the public's
help in identifying him and find-
ing his killer.
According to Miami-Dade
Detective John Butchko, the man
was black, between 30 and 40
years old, with a shaved head and
mustache. He stood about about
five feet, 10 inches; weighed 180
to 200 pounds, and had several
crosses tattooed on his back.
Police believe he was killed
Friday or early Saturday.
The discovery of another appar-
ent murder victim comes
at a time when the number of
killings, especially among blacks,
is rising. This year, the number of
homicides could b nearly double
the 183 recorde last year by the
Miami-Dad County medical
examiner.
The rash of murders hi' left
police and community leaders


again grappling t stem a stubborn
cycle of deal in the Black commu-
nity.
Detectives need witnesse and
people with informatior about the
unsolved murders.


The latest murder case in Opa-
locka is no exception.
Anyone with information is
urged to call Butchko at 305-471-
2400, or Crimestoppers at 305-
471-TIPS.


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for years of service

An advocate for equal rights for women,
immigrants and the indigent, Leona
Ferguson Cooper has spent her life serving
as a voice for the underrepresented in
Miami-Dade County. On Saturday, August
26, her work was recognized by The
Women's Park Founders Committee,
Miami-Dade Parks and County
Commissioners Senator Javier D. Souto,
District 10 and Sally A. Heyman, District 4,
in the naming of the playground in her
honor at The Women's Park, 10251 West
Flagler Street.
Of her many contributions to the commu-
nity, Mrs. Cooper states the she is most
proud of being a catalyst for change and
redefining the status of citizens in our comrn- University of Miami-School
munity. A devout Catholic, Mrs. Cooper of Medicine, she argued
and two other women, successfully con- before the Food and Drug
vinced the Roman Catholic Church hierar- Administration to lift the
chy that women should play a role in lay ban on Haitians donating'
ministry in 1969. As a medical expert and life-giving blood.
former Resident Clinical Pathologist at the Currently, Mrs. Cooper,



Of her many contributions to the community,
Mrs. Cooper states the she is most proud of

being a catalyst for change and redefining the

status of citizens in our community.



Organization seeks to motivate stu


On Monday, August 21,
more than 500 students,
along with their teachers and
parents took part in a back
to school pep rally organized
by Embrace Girl Power! After
School Programs & Camps, a
non-profit 501(c)3 organiza-
tion which offers academic
tutoring, life skills and char-
acter educational training as
well as positive social and


bined to overcome. Among
them, almost half the staff
were first time teachers, the
school was under constant
construction year round, not
to mention the lost days as a
result of back-to-back
storms that forced school
closings.
But that was last year; it's
a new year, a new look and
new attitudes. Robinson's


every song we played," said
DJ Entice of WEDR 99-
JAMZ, whose optimistic
about the school's chal-
lenges. "It's just a matter of
refocusing their attention
they can do it," he said.
"We Can Do This" was the
theme of the day as panelists
discussed an array of topics.
Gun violence, teen domestic
violence and neighborhood


Left to Right: 2nd Graders, Johnnie Shaw, Yailin Sandova, Tanisha Phipps and Jaryse Johnson show off their
Back To School Posters & Class Spirit.


cultural events for students
at Lenora B. Smith
Elementary School. "I really
learned a lot today, that a lot
of people really care about
us succeeding and that some
of the words to the songs we
sing are not for young ladies,
they're really nasty," said 9-
year-old Loren Castillo.
While the program targets
girl's ages 6-14, boys have
also lined up to join the pop-
ular program offered
Countywide. "Parents and
kids come to me hoping to
join immediately, but they
can't. The program has a
waiting list that's growing -
its truly a well run organiza-
tion and it shows," says Dr.
Edward Robinson, Lenora
Braynon Smith Elementary
Principal, who is faced with
the challenge of bringing the
school back up to its B grade
after falling this year to an F.
According to school offi-
cials, there were many fac-
tors that simply were too
overwhelming when com-


focus is not just academics
but life skills and character
educational training as well
as social and cultural experi-
ences that encourage kids to
want to come to school and
provide tools and skills that
enable them to make good
decisions and interact with
positive people.
"That says it all when a
giil knows every single word
to a popular song, the
artist's name and has seen
the video and is mimicking it
like what we saw here today,
yet can't spell promiscuous
nor know the word's mean-
ing, that tells us we have
some work to do schoolwide,
not just within our program"
said Velma R. Lawrence,
Director and Founder of the
Embrace Girl Power!
Program.
This is a sentiment echoed
by rally panelists many of
who are founding partners of
the program. "I was really
surprised that the whole
auditorium new the words to


crime, personal safety, the
effects music lyrics and sub-
stance abuse has on girls
and women, academic
achievement, juvenile crime
and the consequences of
being arrested and the need
for proper rest, diet and exer-
cise were mentioned while
99-JAMZ DJ Entice and
Personality K. Foxx played
popular introduction mixes.
"I was so inspired; I think
everyone got something out
of this rally parents,
teachers and especially the
kids. This type of thing needs
to be done in every school,
not just the ones who are
failing," said Karen Wilmore
whose twin girls attend the
school adding "they really
told it like it is."
For more information
about the Embrace Girl
Power! After School Programs
and Camps or to place your
child or school on its waiting
list please call 305-270-4099
or log on to www.embrace-
girlpower.org.


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;on Cooper


ing as a member of the Boards of Trustees
for the Miami Children's Hospital, the
Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival, and as
a founding member of the Coral Gables
Foundation.
Due to her undying commitment, Mrs.
Cooper has garnered many awards includ-
ing a 1993 designation as a Florida Woman
of Achievement, a 1997 proclamation for
her contributions in the Advancement of the
Status of Women, and the Equestrian Order
of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem by Papal
Order by Pope John Paul II in 1999, among
many others.
Mrs. Cooper is also a member of the
Women's Park Founders Committee, which
was instrumental in the development of the
park which honors all the women of Miami-
Dade County and their contributions to our
community.
The dedication of the Leona Ferguson
Cooper Children's Playground was held on
August 26, Women's Equality Day which
commemorates the passage of the 19th
Amendment giving women the right to vote.
Patrons attending the dedication were
encouraged to park at the Roxcy O'Neal
Bolton Women's History Gallery located at
the park. Shuttle service was provided to the
playground before and after the dedication.


40th church anniversary at Mt. Vernon


The members of the Mt.
Vernon Missionary Baptist
Church located at 1323 NW
54th Street, cordially invites
you to fellowship with us as we
celebrate of church's 40th
anniversary worship services
on Sunday, September 10.
The 11 a.m. guest messenger
will be Elder Wilton Harris of
Tabernacle Ark of Jesus Christ
Church; and at 3:30 p.m. the
guest church speaker is Elder
Kenneth Duke, Sr. and the
New Jerusalem Primitive
Baptist Church family.
For more information, call
305-754-5300.


Elder Wilton Harris


Elder Kenneth Duke, Sr.


Annual Deacon Nelson L. Adams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship


St. John Institutional Baptist
Church will observe their
annual Deacon Nelson L.
Adams, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship Sunday,
September 10, during the 11
a.m. service.
This fund was established by
the late Deacon Nelson L.
Adams, Jr. to assist high
school seniors with their con-
tinuing education.
The keynote speaker is
Brother Cecil Andrew Duffie, a
senior at North Miami Senior
and a fourth generation mem-
ber of St. John.


The Word

By Reverend, Dr. Ralph M. Ross

The previous article concluded that
God creates by the power of His spoken
word (or by the Word of God) for God
said, "Let there be light and there was
light." Also, it indicated that God, in the
beginning of time created the heavens
and the earth, or when God created the
heavens and the earth, He also began
time.
John, in his gospel, makes reference
to the same actions of God as Genesis
1:1 when he states, "In the beginning
was the Word and the Word was with
God and the Word was God. He was
with God in the beginning" (1:1-2).
This statement as in Genesis may be
better rendered, "In the beginning of
time the Word was and the Word was
with God and the Word was God. All
things were made through him and
without him nothing, was made that
was made." Here God's power to cre-
ate is presented as "the Word."
Now the Greek word, "ho logos,"


Brother Cecil Andrew Duffie


which is translated "the Word" in
English Bibles, was commonly known
as "the wisdom" by the inhabitants of
the Greco-Roman World in the time of
Jesus. The logos was the wisdom of
this world. People generally under-
stood wisdom to be the knowledge,
understanding and creative power of
the universe.
John, however, saw that wisdom
both as God and as God's knowledge,
understanding and power with which
He created the world. Therefore, the
beginning-of his gospel may be ren-
dered, "In the beginning of time was
the Wisdom and the Wisdom was with
God and the Wisdom was God. He was
with God in the beginning of time.
Through him (wisdom) all things were
made; without him nothing was made
that was made" (John 1:1-3). So by
wisdom God created the heavens and
the earth and all that is in them.
That Wisdom was with God in the
beginning of time and that God creates
through wisdom is clearly indicated in
Proverbs 8:22, 23 and 27-31: The Lord
possessed wisdom in the beginning
before His work of creation. Wisdom
was established everlastingly from the
beginning before the earth was.


Some of Andrew's accom-
plishments are State
President of The Family
Career and Community Legion
Boys State; first winner of the
Men of Tomorrow in show
case of talent, essay and
entrepreneur.
Brother Duffie will be intro-
duced by his twin sister Cecily
A. Duffie.
The youth of the church will
honor their grandparents dur-
ing this service in recognition
of Grandparent's Day.
Reverend Dr. Henry Nevin is
the pastor.


When God
created the
heavens and
the face of the
deep, the
clouds and the
fountains of the
earth wisdom
was there.
Wisdom was
by Him (God)
and delighting ROSS
before Him and
rejoicing, rejoicing in the inhabitants of
the earth and delighting in the sons of
men. Or as said by John, "In Him (wis-
dom) was life, and the life was the light
of men" (1:4).
In the Bible then there is no distinc-
tion between the Word and the
Wisdom. They are one and the same.
Therefore, even as John said, "And the
Word became flesh and dwelt (lived)
among us and we beheld His glory,
glory as of the one and only Son of the
Father full of grace and truth." This
verse can also be rendered, "And the
Wisdom became flesh and dwelt (lived)
among us and we held his glory, glory
as of the one and only Son from the
Father full of grace and truth."








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Church Note


Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Carol City.
Reverend Arthur Jackson, III,
pastor, will have its annual
Church Growth Conference,
September 25-29 at 6 p.m.
nightly. Gospel Recording
artist J Moss will be perform-
ing at 7 p.m. September 25.
For more information, call
305-624-8170.
******
Starlight Holy Temple's
Single Women's Ministry invite
all single and married women
to come out and get a word
from Prophetess Charlene
Bouie of Boca Raton, Saturday
at 6 p.m.
***** ***
The Church of the Open
Door, Joaquin Willis, pastor,
will have its 48th annual
Homecoming and Revival
Service to celebrate the begin-
ning of the season starting
September 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Faith Evangelistic Praise
.. and Worship Int. Ministries,
Bishop Daisy N. Jones, pastor,
present 'The Results of a
Praying Man Menz'
,; Conference,' September 13-15
at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more
information, please call Pastor
Day at 786-624-0691 (cell) or


305-691-3865 (church).

God Word God Way COGIC.
Elder Reginald Wilicerson, pas-
tor, invites you to our Family
and Friends Day, September
10 at 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 786-258-
1826.

Eason Temple COGIC,
Supt./Elder N. Eason, pastor,
invites you to hear a powerful
word of God, September 10 at
4 p.m. For more information,
please call 786-258-1826.

New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Albert Jones, pastor, will have
a Pre-Fellowship State Tea
Program, September 10 at
3:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-607-2102
or 305-691-8015.

A Mission With a New
Beginning Church would like
to invite the community and
other churches to fellowship
with us on Sunday at our
Seven-up service at 11:15 a.m.
Come hear the word and be
blessed.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend


Vinson Davis, pastor, is having
an Appreciation Program for
Brother Earnest Jenkins,
September 9 and their True
Light Pallbearers Anniversary,
September 10 at 3 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-758-0922.

Pastor Barbara Boyce and
New Life Family Worship
Center invites everyone to a
two-night revival, September
7-8 entitled "Its Harvest Time."
For more information, please
call 305-623-0054.

Adams Tabernacle of Faith
A.M.E Church, Reverend
Melvin Payne, Jr., pastor, is
having a Prayer Breakfast,
September 9 from 9-11 a.m.
and a Women's Day program,
September 10 from 8:45-10
a.m. For more information,
please call 954-602-3340.

International Prophet
Reverend Henry Walker of New
Life Revival International,
Inc. is holding a Prophetic,
Healing and Deliverance
Revival service, Friday,
September 8 at 7 p.m. at the
Richmond Heights Woman's
Club. For more information,
please call 772-871-9759.

Come out and hear Reverend
Dr. Felecia M. Wright speak,
Into Every Woman's Bedroom.


For more information please
contact 305-751-0873 or 786-
290-7772.

The Universal Truth
Center invites you to develop
your leadership and communi-
cation skills through its
Toastmasters Program held
every first and third Friday
from 7-8 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please call Hallema at
305-772-7363.

Metropolitan A.M.E
Church, Reverend Ronnie E.
Britton, pastor, is having Alice
Day with Family and Friends,
September 10 at 4 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-691-4572 or 305-633-
8890.

Ebenezer Baptist Church,
Reverend Joe C. Johnson, pas-
tor, is having a Women's
Conference with the theme,
'Christian Women Staying in
the Race,' September 7-10. For
more information, call the
church at 954-454-0245 or
Debra Burton at 954-655-
8401.

Faith Christian
Evangelical Covenant
Church, Apostle Winston and
Dr. Cislin Williams, pastors,
will have Wednesday night
Bible Study and September 5-
7 we will host Prophetic


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Christopher M. Lee, Ph.D
presents the Dyslexic Writer
and Universal Access and
Assistive Technology at the
Main Library on September 8
and the North Dade Regional
Library on September 9 from
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required. RSVP
by September 6. For more
information, please call 305-
375-5323.

2 Life and Learning Centers
will have homebuyer classes
every Wednesday from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Class space is limit-
ed. Call 305-690-4391 today
to register. Ask for Bettye.

The Miami Gold Coast
Chapter of FAMU's National
Alumni Association is host-
ing a Scholarship Benefit" and
Dance, September 8 honoring
Hot-105 Radio Personality Mr.
Sylvester G. "Chico the Virgo":
Wesley at Embassy Suites
Hotel. The celebration will be
held at 6:45 p.m. For more
information, please call 305-
681-2883.
r,' ********
Total Bank invites you to
come out and enjoy breakfast
while networking with suc-
cessful business women at the
Miami City Club, September 7
from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more
information or to RSVP, call
305-751-8648 or email rhar-
ris@m-dcc.org.

The Miami-Dade Gay and
SLesbian Chamber of
Commerce (MDGLCC) will
feature syndicated columnist
and Pulitzer Prize winner
Leonard Pitts, Jr. at its month-
ly luncheon, September 13 at
the Radisson Miami Hotel and
includes a pre-luncheon Expo
for organizations and compa-
nies to present information
and materials to the attendees.

Booker T. Washington High
School Alumni Athletic Club
is accepting requests for can-
didates 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 sub-
mitting is September 30.

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

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
information, call 305-536-
5678 x 2271.

CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for per-
sons interested in becoming
Foster or Adoptive parents. For
more information, please call
Danay Sanchez at 305-779-
9609 or visit us on the web at
www.charleeprograml.org.


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

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 commit-
ment required.

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

The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS
at the Belafonte Tacolcy
Center provides reliable servic-
es 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
The Tuskegee vs.
Morehouse football game will
be held October 7 in
Columbus, Georgia. The
Broward Tuskegee Alumni is
sponsoring a bus to the game.
For more information, call
Juanita Williams at 954-742-
2668 or Ronald Braynon at
954-749-9835.

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 Miami Jackson Alumni
Association Inc. invites all
graduates of Miami Jackson
Senior High School to its
General Membership Meeting,
Wednesday, September 13 at
6:30 p.m. in the school's
Media Center. Agenda topics
include the Principal's report
and upcoming events.

Miami Northwestern's
Class of 1963 are making
plans for their 45th Reunion in
2008. A meeting is planned for
September 7 at the home of
the president. For more infor-
mation, please call the presi-
dent at 305-634-6175 or the
secretary at 305-754-8705.

Miami Edison Senior
High's Class of 1977 will have
a meeting on September 17 at
4 p.m. in Miami Gardens. For
more information and loca-
tion, please call Sharlene Cox
at 305-627-0973, Diane
Hilton-Arnold at 305-342-
1136 or Rubyann Smith-
Bradshaw at 305-632-7109.

Booker T. Washington's
1962 Alumni Class meets on
the first Saturday of the month
at Miami-Dade Police Sub-
Station at 4 p.m. to make
plans for the 45th Reunion in


June 2007. For more informa-
tion, please call Helen Tharpes
Boneparte at 305-691-1333.

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


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Pre-fellowship State Tea program at New Mt. Calvary


You are invited to a pre-fel-
lowship State Tea program
Sunday, September 10, 3:30
p.m. at Mt. Calvary
Missiofnary Baptist Church,
7103 NW 22nd Avenue.
The speaker is Minister


Angela Johnson-Lambert of
Virginia Beach, VA, a 1985
graduate of Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School.
Brown's Temple
Inspirational Choir of


Pompano Beach, FL. will ren-
der musical service.
Come be blessed as the
woman of God bring a word
from Heaven.
Reverend Albert Jones is
the pastor/teacher.


Miami Shores Country Club

10000 Biscayne Boulevard Miami Shores, FL


As a FREE Community Service Program by
North Shore Medical Center, we are pleased
to offer the following informative event:


Effects of Aging and Your Spine

Healthy advice to help slow the progression

of lumbar spinal stenosis


The lower back (lumbar spine) provides a foundation to carry the weight of the upper body. It also houses
the nerves that control the lower body. Over time, the wear-and-tear effects of aging on the spine lead to
narrowing of the spinal canal and causes lumbar spinal stenosis.

* Lumbar spinal stenos+s usually affects middle- Lumbar stenosis may cause pinching of the
aaed and older adults nerves that control muscle power and sensa-


* People with lumbar spinal stenosis have a long
history of pain in the back, buttocks or legs
that gradually becomes worse


tion in the legs
* In severe cases of spinal stenosis, loss of
bladder and bowel control may occur


NORTH SHORE
Medical Center
Tenet South Florida


1100 N.W. 95 Street, Miami 3 Blocks West of 1-95.


CALL 1-800-984-3434
Refroshlmnt's served Reservations required


www.northshoremedical.com


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Get the Facts!

Join Dr. Richard Henrys for a FREE lecture
on how you can help slow the process of spinal stenosis.


Dr. Richard Henrys is Fellowship
Trained in Spine Surgery


Richard Henrys, M.D.
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon


Encounter. For more informa-
tion on speakers and times,
please call Carolyn at 786-
493-9523 or 305-246-4084.

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.

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.

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
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.

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


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/Apostolic Revival Center,
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY

Wed.- InleresPory Prayer 9 a.m.- 12 pm.
Morning Service ............... I I a.m .





First Thessalonians
Missionary Baptist Church
5150 N.W. 2" Ave.
786-333-3505
Order of Services:
Sunday School
9:30 a.m
Sunday Morning Service
11 a.m.
Bible Study
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday



rMt. 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 Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.


New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10'1 Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
Early Stuiday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday Schoxl .............h..9:30 a.tm.
Sunday Morning Woethip....I I anm.
Sunday Evening Service ...6 pm.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ...7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..7:30 p.m.
"Not Jlasi a Church But a Movemenlt"



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sunday Schoolt...........9:45 a.t.i
Sutn. Morning Servss. II a.ml.
I 4" So.BTU.... :30-2:301 p..
i ruesday......lile Study
Feeding Ministry.....10. nm.
Wed. Bible Stiudy/Prayer..6:30 ptm
STihtiurs. Oulrench Mitisiry....6:30) p.it
_I [ 1j I fl[l U Iil 1 I l.'l I[I lI 1'1[ II


Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-688-1612
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services:
Sun..9:30 a.m....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service .............. I I a.m.
Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
SWed.. I1 a.m..Intercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class.-............. 7 p.m.



Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
wwv.ftrieiitd.hipnibcnii.i.org
rriendishippralyl:rCbcllsoullih.nel
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
Order of services
Hour of1 Prayer 6.. 631 m.
Early Morniing Worship...7:311 a.m.I
Sunday School..........9:311 anm.
Morning Worshilp. II att1.
Youlh Mitistry Study.Wed....7 p.m.
Pmayer/Bible Study....Wed......7 pai.
Nniciday Altair Pr.yer..(M-F)
Feeding Ilie Hungry every
Wednesday..... 1 Ii p.m.



New Day "N" Christ \
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 76"1 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sundays- Church School...............10u a.m.
Worship Service .............. 11:h15 a.m .
Tuesdays Bible Class..............7 p.mn.
4th Sunday Evening Worship.........6 p.m.



/Peaceful Zion Missionary\
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5"' Sunday) ......8:00 am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am

(Thur. before Im Sunday) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pn



/The Soul Saving Station 0n
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:

I Sunday Worship.. I a.m. & 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer......Mon.-Frit


Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
iitd Day Suiday Sel 9:4.5a.m
:"Stuinlay Moiinp Wot hip ..1I a.I.
Sunday Men's Bible Study ....5 p.m.
S Sunday Lidies Bible Study ...5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .....6 p.m.
iTuesday Niglh Bible Study ....7:301)m
0 'll 'llu suday Morning Bible ClIss II am.
I ansiiportation avilahible Call:
3)5-6.34-450305-691-6958



Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12" Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
I ii, oISunday School ............. 9 a.m.
SNBC ............................10:05 a.m .
SIWorship .............. .....II a.m .
I ^ l Worship ......................... 4 p.m .
SI Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday .............. 6:30 p.m.
ii e youth Mee in/C ir .isal
M ondal y ......... ............. 6:30 Im ,



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

Order of Services:
.Earlly Morning worship .. Is & 3rd Sun.
Morning Wo slhip ..............10:30 um.
Pray r Se ie ................... 7:30 p1
n ihle S tudy ............................. ni "
S C hurch School ............ ....9 a.n.


Christian Hill AME Church\
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
LM09@BellSouth.Net/
www.lmgolf.com
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday's
Sunday School...................9:30 aim.
Morning Worship Service ........I1 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"1 & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course



SLiberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School .............10 a.m.
I Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence. 7:30 p.m.
S Tue. Bible Class...7:30 p.m.
S Thurs. Fellowship ...10 a.m.
Ist Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.


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


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


/" Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street
305-836-9081
Order of Services:
SundIlay Morning Services
S lday Scli ll ............. I0 i.
Worship Service. I I ami.
Tuesday Bible Study..8 p .m.
hursday Ptaye: .ServiCe .. 8 p.n.


/- Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.


93- Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street
305-836-0942

a 7:1ith 1 a. Early MoPraing W &hip
I I a.m...Moming Worship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday. 6p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .7 p.m.
website: embe.lgr



aith Evangelistic Prais &e
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
W Sunday Schltl i.................. 93):)ai.n.
Sunt. Morning W 'il)ip........... I
Tais. Pm yer.....................6 p.m.
Sech, l of Wisdom............6:301 p.m.
Heading & Deliveme Seiv...7:30 pnm.
WeduSat. Manna (pycrl.......5 n.
Fiday Youth Nighlt.................7 p.m.


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


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


New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
305-691-1811
Order of Services:
Si: ay nWorsip H....s ard am.
SS lday Sch ool...........9:435 a
Monday I nyer Waorsis ...73I pamn.






/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.
i Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
[ Morning Worship ...II a.m.
Nater f i oB(qotisChurchesr I
I (B B.T.u.) 5 p.m.
I[ Evening Worship .......7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.



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

Order of Services:
Bible Study Wed................ S .
Sunday School ................ 10 a.m.
Sun. Worship Serv1.1:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Intercessory Prayer
from 7:3(0 to 8 p.mn.
Sunday Worship Service..6:30 p.m.


I (81X)) 254-NBBC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newbirthbaptistmiami.org


New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.955" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
SEarly Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
ITues. before the Ist Sun....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship



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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:130a.m.
'Sunday School ..........9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....I I a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting ............ 7:30 p.m.




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


Order of Services:
Sunday Schl ............9:30 a.m.
Moning Pranise/Worship .. II a.m.
Youth Choir- Satuday ......II a.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m.
7'l'lnnwtlfirn Anlrichthl5efo Suntdy
totiig s i'hip.lC all 30.5-621-4513.


Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4'" Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
Sunday Schi o l ....... .... :30 i
Sitl. Moriii S, r...s... 12 p.nm.
WVd. "Noin Day PrayeCr... 12 p.ii
Wed Nighit Bible Strudy..8 p. l.
Thursday Night "CovingtonlBible
College .......... 6- 10 pp m.n
Friday Night Worslhip Scrv..8 1).t


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Reverend W. 10,,%,vard NlitcliellX









IN MEMORIAM ,HAPPYlBIRTHDAYREMEMBRA NCESpo R 2 2 BlcksMutOnoTheROEStn


ATKINS, OCTAVIA NICOLE,
30, Goulds, died August 22 in
Forsythe, GA. Services were
held.

BARRETT, STANLEY, 77,
died August 28.
Service Sat-
urday, 11 a.m.







BONICA JEAN CLAUDE, 58
maintenance clerk for the City of
Miami, died August 30 at North
Shore Medical Center. Service
Saturday, September 9 at Holy
Family Catholic Church, 14500 NE
11th Avenue at Time to be
announced.

BRANTLEY, MILDRED W.,
62, Cutler
Ridge, died
August 31.
Survivors
include: hus-
band, James
Lee Brantley;
children, Sonya
Graham,
Cleophus
Solomon,
Derrick Brantley and LaTonya
Oates; sister, Shirley Wimbley;
brothers, Robert Lee, A.J. and
Nathaniel Wimbley. Viewing
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at
Morningstar Missionary Baptist
Church, 22769 S.W. 120th Avenue,
Goulds. Remains will be shipped to
Ft. Valley, GA for final rites
and burial.

BRYANT, JAMES V., 68,
truck driver, died August 27.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
New Birth Baptist Church Ca-
thedral of Faith International.


BUTLER AUSTIN, 45, died
August 16. Arrangements are
incomplete.

CARTER, GERTRUDE, 99,
homemaker,
died September
1 at home.
Surviv ors
include:
dau ghter ,
Evelyn Hughes;
son, Herbert
Carter; nieces
and rpphews.
Service Satur-
day, 1 p.m. at St. James AME
Church, 1845 N.W. 65th
Street.

COBB, LANNIE B., 95, Co-
conut Grove, died August 22
at Pinecrest Nursing Home.
Services were held.

COX, REVERENED JAMES N.,
81, minister at
Christian Life
Ministries, died
September 5 at
North West
Hospital .
Surviv ors s
include wife,
Helen; son,
James Cox, Jr.;
daughter-in-law,
Deborah Cox; sisters-in-law, Willa
Mae Johnson, Rose Smart
(Charles), Idella Bradford; brothers-
in-law, Rodrick (Minnie), John Ray,
Raymond Ray; and four grandchil-
dren. Services will be held
Saturday, 2 p.m. September 9 at
Christian Life Ministries, 9026 NW
20th Avenue.

CUMMINGS, DAISY, 80, died
August 31 in
Oakland, CA.
Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. at
Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.



DOBSTER, ARRON, security
guard at Butcher Security, died
August 29. Arrangements are
incomplete.

FORBES, THELMA I., 49, di-
rect care for
Association Re-
tarded Citizens,
died August
27 at North
Shore Medical
Center.
Survivors r
included:
mother, Cynthia
Harris; father,
Nelson Forbes; son, Randy Lopez;
three brothers, Terrance, Carl and
Arthur; and a host of other family
members and friends. Visitation
Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service Saturday,
September 9, 11:30 a.m. at Miami
Gospel Chapel, 10900 NW 19th
Avenue. Interment at Southern
Memorial Park.
GREGG L. MASON
FUNERAL HOME
10936 N.E. 6th Avenue
305-757-9000


GARDNER, PATRICIA R.,
39, data entry
clerk of Coconut
Grove, died
August 7 at
J ac kson
Hospital.
Survivors in-
clude: husband,
Michael
Gardner; chil-
-dren, Claudine,
Christine, Crystal and Cynthia
(Putput) Gardner; parents, Myra
(Ritchie) McPherson and Alvin
Foskin, Sr.; sisters, Millicent
Richard, Eleen Montique and
Tamaka Foskin; brothers, Alvin, Jr,
lan (Christmas), Raphel, Merton,
Cally, Horace Foskin and
Jimmy Alexis. Service Saturday.

GLENN AMY, Perrine, died.
Arrangements are incomplete.

GRAHAM VERONICA, 63.
died September 1. Arrangements
are incomplete.

HALL MILTON A., 62, la-
borer, died August 26 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

HARRIS, TOMMY, 77, died
September 4 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

HAYES, VALGENE A., SR.,
78, Fort Lauderdale, died
September 2. Service Saturday, 3
p.m. Entombment Monday,
September 11 in Key West.
GREGG L. MASON
FUNERAL HOME
10936 N.E. 6th Avenue
305-757-9000


HIGHTOWER, CAROLE, 42,
died September
2. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Greater
New Bethel
Baptist Church.


HUNTER, CLARA, 77, died
August 30.



mSher vice







Saturdaymi, di11ed

HiaIleah

Surviv ors
include: wife,

Booker-James;
mother, Virginia
James; daughter, Nichole
Shackleford; sons, Jackie James
Jr., Paul James, Jason James,
William Wilson; sisters, Pamela,
Paula, Joy; mother-in-law, Janie
Booker. Services will be held on
Saturday, September 9,10 a.m. at
Antioch of Brownsville, 2799 NW
46th Street.

JENKINS, JOHN HECTOR,

September 1 at Baptist Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

KINGHORNE, GEORGE, 54,
died August 30. Arrangements are
incomplete.

KIRKLAND, ANNETTE 38,
died August 31
at Parkway

Medica Center.
Survivors
include: son,
Ricko Pierre;
mother ,r
Pauline; and a
host of sisters
and brothers.
Service Saturday, September 9, 4
p.m. at Wright Funeral Home
Chapel, 15332 NW 7th Avenue.

LASENBY, WILLIAM HEN-
RY, JR., 79, counselor for the
City of Detroit, died September 4
at Memorial Hospital, West.
Remains will be shipped to Detroit
for final rites and burial.

LINTON, ROBERT 'BOB,'
died September 4 in Volubia,
MD. Arrangements are incom-
plete.

LOCKETT, WILLIE JAMES, 88,
roofer, Coconut Grove, died
September 1 at Baptist Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

MATHIEU, JUDE, 63, hotel
worker, died August 31 at Mt.
Sinai Medical Center. Private
services were held.


MELESENKA, TIMOTHY
JOHN, 51, retired school
teacher, died August 30 at
home. Remains will be ship-
ped to Pennsylvania for final
rites and burial.

MOODY, BERISFORD, JR.,
9, died August 22 at Miami
Children's Hospital. Services
were held.

REDMON,
EDDIE SOLO-
MON, 71, Miami
Garah; daugh-ens
machine opera-
tor for Florida
Wire, died
August 30.
Survive ungin (Brian),ors
include: wife,
Sarah; daugh-
ter, Diane Dorsey (Phil-lip); brother,
John Redmon (Ticola); two sisters,
Elizabeth Dean and Josephine
Smith (Dan); four grandchildren,
Sylvia Mungin (Brian),
Baron Dorsey (Pamella), Andre and
Yvonne Dorsey; and a host of other
family members and friends.
Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah Witness, 2901 NW
168th Terrace.
GREGG L. MASON
FUNERAL HOME
10936 N.E. 6th AVenue
305-757-9000


ROBINSON,
ANTHONY, 45,
died September
1 in North
Carolina .
Service
Saturday at
Holy Ghost
Assembly
Church.


SCOTT,
NETTLE JEAN,
45, led August
26 at Jackson

HospitaIl.
Survivors
include: chil-
dren, Elaine,
Dianna and
William; parents, Mary Scott and
Roosevelt Scott; sisters, Toliver,
Laura Boyd, Clara Scott. Service
Saturday, September 9, 1 p.m. at
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist"
Church, 1140 NW 62nd Avenue.

SHOTWELL,
ANTHONY, 45,
died September








South Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at
Pentecostal
Church of God.




SMITH, ARAMINTA, 78, retdied
August 31. Remains will be
shipped to Grand Turk for final rites
and burial.s


dights, dieptemberd August 29 ackst North
South Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Crusade For
Christch.Goulds.

WARNER JOSEPH WIL-
LIAM, 88, porter for People Gas
Company, died August 26 at home.
Services were held.

WHITE, IDA MAE, 84, retired
nurse's assistant of Richmond
Heights, died August 29 at North
Shore Medical Center. Service
Saturday at Glendale Baptist
Church.

WILLIAMS
EDDIE, 76, died
August 31.
S e rvic.e
Saturd a y ,
3 p.m. in the
chapel.





WILSON, JAMES A., JR., 27,
died September 3 at Grand Strand
Regional Medical, Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina. Service Saturday,
11:30 a.m. at Bethel Full Gospel
Baptist Church.

YOUNG,
DORIS JINKS,
6 9
died September
3 at North Shore
Medical Center.*
Arrangements
are incomplete.


Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday,


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


PAULETTE L. JOHNSON ELIZABETH M. DURANT


deeply appreciates and grate-
fully acknowledges your kind
expressions of sympathy.
Perhaps you sang a touching
song or came and just sat quiet-
ly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent or spoke
comforting words or simply
helped us to pray.
Perhaps you prepared some
tasty food or maybe furnished a
car.
Perhaps you rendered a service
unseen right here or from afar.
Whatever you did to console
our hearts,
We thank you sincerely what-
ever the part.
Special thanks to FL State Rep.
Dorothy Bendross Mindingall,
Poitier Funeral staff and Law-
rence Ford; Reverend Dr. Phillip
Clark, pastor of St. Matthew
M.B. Church and members;
Reverend F. Williams of St. Mark
Missionary Baptist Church and
members; Director and co-work-
ers of Florida Dept. of Children
and Families (Landmark); Univ.
of Miami Hospital doctors and
staff; Jackson Memorial
Hospital, Cedar's Hospital and
Hilda Butcher; Publix Store #14,
Community Marching Band and
James Moss.
May God continue to shine His
richest blessings upon you is
our prayer.
Hazel Lightbourn Pierre and
family.

Death Notice


09/08/32 U06/13/06

It's been three months since
you've left us to go home to your
Heavenly Father.
Mother, you've always said that
you don't know how someone
feels when they go, through
something until you go through
it for yourself.
Well, it hurts a lot that you are
gone, but we know that you have
gone to a better kingdom.
Happy birthday, we love and
miss you "Beautiful Lady," very
much.
Love always, your children,
family and friends.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


WARREN BUTLER


JANIE LUE NELSON-
WALTHOUR, 71, 3035 N.W.
44 St., died on September 1 at
Cedars Medical Center.
She leaves to cherish her mem-
ory a daughter, Leila Mae Hill
(Theron), special niece, Cassan-
dra; four grandchildren,
Shawanda, Travis, Takisha and
Shunell; five great grandchil-
dren, Lyndon, Khambrel, Garie
Jr., Deiondre and Tyeasha; eight
sisters, one brother and a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins,
friends and other relatives.
Service will be Saturday, 2
p.m. at First Baptist Church of
Brownsville. Viewing Friday at
Mitchell's Funeral Home. Burial
in Hawkinsville, GA.

Death Notice


CLEOMIE ALLEN SMITH,
89, retired teacher, died
September 3. Survivors include:
two sisters, Clarice A. Hughes
and Patricia A. Ebron; and many
nieces, nephews, grand nieces
and grand nephews. Visitation
Sunday, 4-7 p.m. at Range
Funeral Home. Service Monday,
12 p.m. at the Historic Mt. Zion
Baptist Church. Range Funeral
Home will be conducting the
services.


01/22/1922 -09/06/2001

As life goes on without you, as
days turn into years, it holds so
many memories and a million si-
lent tears.
Remembering you is easy I
do it everyday.
Missing you is a heartache that
never goes away. Even after five
years. Without you, my heart
has never mended.
Love always, your wife, Juanita
Butler.



Public Notice

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


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


DREXSEL LAMARD
WILLIAMS, II
aka 'DREX'


'Drex,' so young, handsome,
kind, giving and so full of life.
It's been one year and our
hearts still ache in sadness and
many tears still flow. What it
meant to lose you, no one can
ever know.
Love dad, mom, daughter, fian-
cee, relatives and friends.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


MILLICENT EVE
RICHARDSON FERGUSON

10/18/65 09/04/04

The Lord has your beautiill
soul resting in His Holy place.
The family has your precious
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short end of the stick. Most times, we don't
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South Florida's most presti-
gious people converged upon
the Hyatt Regency Hotel last
Saturday to support the Miami-
Dade Branch of the NAACP's "A
Night In Orbit" featuring
Captain Winston E. Scott,
USN, retired, NASA Astronaut,
Dr. Edward G. Robinson and
band "Instant Attraction" and
James T., emcee, WTPS Radio
1080 AM.
Early arrivals included execu-
tive members of the branch who
put the finishing touches on the
spacecraft, which was to be
launched by Captain Scott.
There was Stephenia Willis,
running around putting last
minutes touches on the 100
tables; James and Paula
Farrington and grand-
daughter doing the
same; Doris Hart and
daughter Carey, stack-
ing Scott's new book,
Reflections from Earth
Orbit, to be sold and
autographed; Juvais J.
Harrington, president,
moving around and
making sure the guests
were taken care of;
Angela and Gloria S. JOL
Nelson and Doris S.
Harden auditing the arrival of
their 30 guests; and State
President Adora Obi Nweze
nodding her approval of what
she saw.
Then the emcee took over and
introduced Dr. Shirley B.
Johnson, who brought wel-


come and educated the 1,000
people about the positive histo-
ry of the NAACP, including the
legacy of Joel Elias Spingarn,
founder, NAACP Medal. That
was followed by Reverend Dr.
Jimmie Bryant, D. Div, pastor
of Antioch Baptist Church in
Liberty City; the singing of all
verses of Lift Ev'ry Voice And
Sing; and a special trumpet solo
by Scott performing Fly Me To
The Moon backed by IA.
During the serving of salad,
rice pilaf, breast of chicken with
vegetables, tea and strawberry
pie, the crowd was entertained
by Katherine Martinez,
Theodore Gibson Oratorical
winner from Eneida Hartner
Elem; James Jones, Charles
Drew Elementary and
Tiffany Weldon,
Southwest Sr. Also,
performing were
Miami-Dade ACT-SO
winners Rosa Lee,
monologue, Jasmine
Lattimore singing a
solo and Treva B.
Harrell closing out with
several delightful
songs.
NSON Flying in from
Houston AFB was
Senator Bill Nelson, an
Astronaut and commander of
one of the flights Scott experi-
enced. He had the honor of
introducing Scott as a product
of Miami who attended Tucker,
Carver and Coral Gables before
going to Florida State


University, adopting his car
as an astronaut and being m
ried to Marilyn Roberts for
years and having two children
Scott set the stage for
speech An Orbit Into Space
asking everyone to close tt
eyes and prepare for
launch. He dramatically gave
the countdown and descril
750 thousand pounds
thrusts releasing the spacec
from earth with an extrao
nary sound, after which eve
thing is quiet with all eyes ul
the earth that hangs in space
darkness takes over.
He went on to describe i
though we have day and ni
every 24-hours, in space ni
comes six times an h
because the spacecraft is tra
ing 17,000 miles an
hour. He said after work
they do play in space.
One of the games was to
grab each other's legs,
form a circle and move
around in the space
craft. There is no gravi-
ty so everyone moves
freely..
After his speech,
other dignitaries joined
Scott on stage to pres-
ent awards. They
included Commissioner Dor
Rolle (the key to the ci
Frank Williams, preside
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
brothers: David Young, D
Moss, Franklin Clark and (
ers presented a resolute
Representatives Wilbur
Holloway and Phillip Brul
presented a resolution from
Black Caucus; Dr. Brad
Mable Brown, appealed
more participation; Rever
Dr. Robert B. Ingram appeal
for more membership
Arlington Sands photograp
the scene.


*eer Jean Glover, presi-
iar- dent, and members of
31 Kings Daughters, cele-
en. brated 80 Years of
his Existence last Saturday
by at Bethany SDA Church
heir where Pastor W. B.
the Byrd is the senior
* us leader and Dr. Betsy
bed Hall was the keynote
of speaker.
raft The program began at
rdi- 9 a.m. with Clova
ery- Jobson, general superinte
pon ent, presiding, under
e as theme: 'King's Daught
Praising, Seeking Helping,' v
how the motto: 'Lifting as we Cl:
eight with Christian Ethics
eight Practice." On the program v
our Hazel Jenkins, Patri
vel- Smith-Leonard, Pa
Farrington, Doro
Epps, Jean Myi
Troutman, El
|. Linda Syeh, Barb
Keys and Joi
Jones.
For the 11 a.m. s
ice, the Ki
Daughters marched
with pastors, deac(
deaconess to tl
respective place
Glover called the v
NWEZE ship to order, follo'
rrin by Jacqueline DaVris and R
ity); Simpkins bringing the inv(
ent, tion. Dorothy Epps welcoi
and everyone and visitors; She
ana Garner made an appeal,
oth- lowed by Naomi Bullard
ion; Pastor Byrd.
T. Others on the prog]
tus, included Jean Brown vocal
the ing; Geneva Lewis, prayer
and gratitude; Gardenia Pie
for reading to the children; C)
end Byrd introducing the spea
aled the Youth Choir providing
and astounding selections
hed Essie Archie closing out be
lunch was served to everyor
Dr. Hall electrified the con


gation with her topic
about women: 'Who
Am I? Why Am I Here?
and Where Am I
Going?' She touched on
women's struggle to
success, economic
empowerment, family
quality of life and some
of the world's crisis like
HiV/AIDS and the
ROLLE abuse of children. She
received a standing
nd- ovation and thanked the daugh-
the ters for inviting her.
er's Other daughters present
rith included Mary Farrington, Dr.
imb Lorraine F. Strachan, the
In Pathfinders and men that took
vere the time to serve the guests. It
icia was good for all. Kudos go out
ula to Jean Glover for orchestrat-
thy ing such a successful program
ers- and Clova Jobson for her 14th
der Communicator Magazine, along
lara with her staff: Douglas Smith,
ann Blair Brown, Shelley Garner,
Regina Harris, Lottie Hines,
erv- Jennifer Lawrence, Edris
ng's Jackson, Barbara Keyes,
1 in Curtis Major, III and Yolanda
ons, Williams. Now, she has begun
heir for next year.
ces.
vor- ********
wed Antonia and Keiondra
uth Lawson brought new life into
oca- the neighborhood when they
med celebrated their son's second
lley birthday party. Daniel Antonia
fol- "Bamba"Lawson knew the
and party was for him as he had fun
riding the Choo-Choo Train, live
ram ponies, jumping in the bounc-
aliz- ers and listening to DJ music.
r of Not only was Antonia happy,
rre, but his relatives and friends
arol were as well including Ruby
ker; Lawson, grandmother,
two Wellesley James, Keyera,
and Ronisha, Alexis, Acadia,
fore Tarvail, Jayla, Angela, Ant
ie. Man, Lil Drew, Lil Benny and
gre- Mama. They all followed him


and got a kick with the many
activities planned by the par-
ents.
Everyone dined on "soul food"
and sang happy birthday
around a huge animal design
cake. Happy Birthday Bamba!


Cyril Baptiste, 56, died of
prostate cancer after a long ill-
ness, according to the media.
His story included standing out
as a basketball star at Curly
High School, where he was
coached by Phil Petta and
Leroy Floyd in the late sixties.
Baptiste helped put Curly on
the basketball map with his
outstanding basketball skills.
While his skills ended there,
they began at North Dade Sr.
High School in the physical
education class taught by
Melvin Fox, Percy Oliver,
Vernon Wilder and Bo Arnold.
Baptiste was taught the funda-
mentals of basketball and with
his inert ability rose above his
peers.
Baptiste was moved up to
the varsity squad under
Thomas Anderson, coach, and
his career took off. His athletic
prowess was beyond his team-
mates E. Moncur, D. Williams,
L. Gator, K. Sims, H. Head, E.
Bain, R. King, G Kilpatrick, J
Hayes, W. Thompkins, F.
Anthony and A. Hayes.
With Baptiste on the team,
North Dade went to the State,
but lost to Quincy in the cham-
pionship game. Then, word
came down from the school
board that schools had to be
integrated, North Dade was
phased out to a junior high
school and all of the seniors
were transferred to the school
of their choice. Baptiste was
recruited by Curly and the
other players- went to Carol
City.


When Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. held our 48th
National Convention in
Philadelphia last month, a
national commitment was made
to three Historically Black
Colleges and Universities :that
were affected by "Hurricane
KAtrina." $700,000 will' be
awarded to Dillard University,
Xavier University at New
Orleans and Southern
University over the next five
years. Dr. Louise A. Rice, our
23rd national president who
was elected to a second term
during our convention, made
the announcement.
Stadium Information: AFC
West
Denver Broncos
Team Origin: 1960
Name: Mile High Stadium
Year Opened: 1948
Origin of Stadium Name:
Indicative of the city and its ele-
vation
Playing Surface: Grass
Football Seating Capacity:
76,273
By the way, football fans,
September 25 The Superdome
in New Orleans will open and
host their hometown Saints and
the Atlanta Falcons.
Further, speaking of Delta
Sigma Theta, Inc. (we can't help
it, smile) Delta's Distinguished
Professor Endowed Chair Award
was presented to Dr. Victor


Ukpolo, chancellor of
"SUNO,"who attended the affair
and received the first install-
ment of $100,000 for the
Distinguished Professor Award.
Speaking of the Happenings in
the "Fraternal" world. this sum-
'mer: More than 5,000 members'
f 'Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, '
Inc. gathered in Washington,
D.C. for the organization's
annual convention and to mark
it's 100th anniversary. Darryl
R. Matthews, Sr. is the General
President of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Omega Psi Phi held their
national convention in Little
Rock, Arkansas.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
held their 51st Boule in Dallas,
Texas. Dr. Mynora J. Bryant is
International President for a
second term.
Houston Oilers
Team Origin: 1960
Stadium: Astrodome
Year Opened: 1965
Origin of Stadium Name: In
recognition of Houston's NASA
space center and the stadium's
status as the first dome stadi-
um.
Playing Surface: Astroturf
Football seating capacity: 59,
905
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us! Celestine
Hepburn-Brown, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Sue Francis,
Freddye "Jabbo" Johnson,


Cleomie Allen-Smith, Janet
Clear, Soror Alma Brown,
Lillian Richardson, Norris
Coleman, Sr. and Gayle
Sweeting-Gee.
Happy belated birthday to
Mrs. Sally Clark who celebrated
her 99th birthday last
Wednesday, August 23, with her
family and a few friends. Happy,
Happy Birthday Aunt Sally (my
name for her)!
Sabrina Knight (Delta Soror)
and her hubby Dewey W.
Knight were also 'in
.Philadelphia during .Delta's
invasion of the city (so sorry, I
wVas late' hearing .you. both, were.
there).
Congratulations to. Stephen
Charles Newbold, Jr., who
.received the Bachelor of Arts
Degree in art history on
Saturday, August 5, at Florida
State University. Stephen, a
2001 graduate of Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School also received the
Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Political Science from Florida
International University in
December 2005. As one of your
former teachers, Stephen, I am
very proud of you and happy for
you, Aunt Maude and the
Newbold clan.
Have you been on 17th
Avenue lately? There are two
new parking lots at 56th street
and 17th and 59th and 17th
Avenue. They are lighted areas
where you see spots marked off
for parking with beautiful land-
scaping. The purpose of these
two parking lots? To park safely
as you shop or visit places of
business. Thanks! It's long over-
due.
Wedding anniversary greet-


ings to the love birds of the
week.
Dennis L. and Gloria M.
Parks, Sr., August 28: Their
25th
Rodney and Monique W.
Duggins, August 31: Their 4th
Congratulations to our new Mr.
and Miss "Saint Agnes" who were
crowned last Sunday. Sponsored
by the Rector's chapter of
Episcopal Church Women,
Wilma Wake-Gilbert, president.
Jabari Rambeau, son of James
and Evangeline Rambeau ,and
grandson. of Ivadell JohnsonI
Bodies was crowned Mr. Saint
Agnes -and .Sharria Winnettei.
Scavella was crowned Miss Saint
Agnes. Runner up contestant
was Javon Johnson, son of
Thedore and Shirley Johnson.
All of you did well and congratu-
lations to you! Javon, is the
grandson of the late Gwen-
Scavella Johnson and Thedore
Johnson, Sr.
Makeda Harris of (Kernerville,
North Carolina) and Franke Blue
of (Boston, Massachusetts) have
returned home after spending a
fantastic summer with their
grandparents Edward and Betty
Blue. Their granddaughter Akeia
Blue visited before returning to
Duquense University in
Pittsburgh, Pa. to begin her
sophomore year of college work.
Dr. Roy Boggs, former Miami
Physician whose office was locat-
ed on NW 2nd Avenue at 9th
Street, died Saturday, August 26
in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was
a B.T.W. graduate who finished
in the class of 1939. He was last
home when his class observed
their 65th class reunion.
Evelyn Boggs-Evans, who ran
the Dorsey Hotel on NW 2nd


Avenue, was his mother and
Polly Boggs-McIntosh was his
sister. He was buried last week.
Dr. Boggs, was the Godfather of
John E. Culmer, Jr., a good
friend of my father and cousin


Charles North.
We spend too much time looking
for the right person to love, or to
find fault with those we already
love. Instead, we should be per-
fecting the love we give.


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Bush administration should

support school desegregation


Over three years ago, the
Bush administration
announced that it would file
legal briefs challenging the
University of Michigan's affirma-
tive action program. The
announcement was made on
what would have been Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s 74th
birthday; the papers were filed
the very next day. The United
States Supreme Court eventual-
ly ruled in favor of the
University. The ruling, for the


time being, preserved the legacy
of Brown v. the Board of
Education, the 1954 landmark
case that ended legal segrega-
tion in the nation's public
schools. The Bush administra-
tion, hell bent on making sure
affirmative action is done away
with for good, is back in the
courts and, this time, they pose
a significant threat to affirma-
tive action and efforts to deseg-
regate schools to achieve equal
education.


Last week, the solicitor
General of the United States,
Paul D. Clement, filed a brief
opposing school desegregation
plans in Seattle, WA and
Louisville, KY. White parents in
both cities say the public school
systems discriminate against
children based on skin color.
The districts each have different
programs for ensuring diverse
schools, but each has quotas for
minority enrollment. The par-
ents in each city lost in the lower
courts but the Supreme Court
agreed to hear the cases, an
unusual move. It's rare for the
Supreme Court to consider a
case when the lower courts are
all in agreement. This move
leads many experts to believe
that school desegregation plans
and affirmative action, as set
forth by Brown vs. the Board of
Ed, is at risk. The current court
is very conservative; the two


newest Judges were appointed
by the President and oppose
affirmative action. It is also not
a requirement for the Solicitor
General to file briefs on cases
pending before the Supreme
Court.
The Bush Administration took
this extra step to make sure the
Court understood just how
badly they want the practice to
end.
Clement, in discussing the
brief, commented that the pur-
pose of Brown vs. the Board of
Education was to ensure a
racially unbiased school system.
With that statement, he
unknowingly made a case for
preserving affirmative action
and desegregation plans.
Research shows that schools
that are mostly Black or Latino
receive less funding, have inex-
perienced and under-qualified
teachers and a substandard


curriculum.
At integrated schools, children
of color perform better academi-
cally because they have equal
access to the resources neces-
sary for a quality education.
Since Brown, the country has
struggled to integrate its
schools. There has been
progress, however, and many of
the early programs are still in
effect. But, since the 1980s, the
nation's schools have steadily
resegregated. Courts have
pulled back from the issue, leav-
ing individual school districts to
test different programs designed
to promote integration. These
initiatives have always been
under attack from anti-affirma-
tive action groups and white
parents who feel their children
are being unfairly discriminated
against because they can't
attend a neighborhood school.
In communities of color, there


is often some confusion as to
what 'integration' really is. It is
not a desire to go to schools with
whites, to be white. Integration
is a gateway to a better educa-
tion.
President Bush has, on sever-
al occasions, spoken of his
desire to 'uplift the poor.' One
pathway out of poverty is educa-
tion. The President has also
insisted that he is committed to
an America that provides jobs
and opportunities for all,
regardless of race. The better
educated you are, the better
your chances of finding a sus-
tainable job. If Bush is to keep
his promises to people of color
in this country, he has to sup-
port school desegregation.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.


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A GOOD MAN
continued from 1C
South Beach while you're
wearing a small bikini may not
be the best idea. You may find a
few, but the likelihood is very
slim. Meeting .people in a profes-
sional or social setting will
increase the chances of attract-
ing a more respectable mate.
So many times women go into
new relationships with doubt in
their heart because of hurt and
pain we've experienced in previ-
ous situations. Ladies, we must
understand that we have to give
the brothers a chance. Most
times, they harbor the same
reservations we do.
A majority of men grow up
with the notion that all women
are promiscuous and devious.
If they have one bad relation-
ship, all women are held to this
low standard. It isn't until they


find a "good girl" and vibe with
her for a while that they begin
to see that all women aren't the
same. We don't like being held
responsible for the actions of
another woman, so in all fair-
ness, we, should allow men the
same courtesy.
If you happen to meet a nice
brother, give him a fair chance.
You may end up missing your
blessing if you don't allow
yourself to test the waters.
Everyone deserves a tresh start
and the ability to earn trust.
Don't think'that treating a man
poorly or hurting them before
they hurt you will cause you to
win in the' game. This only
proves men's 'trifling women'
theory correct and damages
them for the next relationship.
Bad guys will ultimately end
up prevailing if we keep allow-
ing the good guys to finish
last.


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do something tomorrow


when you can do it today?


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

"Oh, I'll do it tomorrow." "I
still have time to do it over the
weekend." "If I do a little now,
I'll do the rest later." "Oh, I have
plenty of time." You know
you've done it before, used
every excuse in the book to get
out of doing an assignment.
You told yourself if you wait
until later to complete it then it
won't matter that you don't
start on it now. You figure as
long as the work gets done it
doesn't matter when exactly
you do find time to start on it.
However, this mindset it will
only lead to a time where you
a put off the work for so long that
0 you don't have time to complete
' it.
Students everyday are given
j numerous assignments which
they have to turn in at a certain
due date. Yet the majority of
them have become so accus-
h tomed to being in middle or


high school where the teachers
let them turn in work later than
the due date, they still have the
mentality that if they put off an
assignment they can just turn
it in late. Unfortunately most
will become addicted to this
habit and will become known
as procrastinators.
Merriam-Webster's Online
Dictionary defines procrastina-
tion as the act of putting off
something intentionally and
habitually. In today's society
some people naturally don't
want to do work, even with all
the progress in technology cut-
ting down time and making our
lives a whole lot easier. It is
oftentimes the ability to over-
come this nature that distin-
guishes success from failure.
It is the natural choice of
many to always take the easiest
route and do the least work. We
figure taking shortcuts will
speed up the process, of doing
work and be less time-consum-
ing. So we tend to put off work


so that we have time for other
stuff in our lives like: relation-
ships, partying and hanging
out at the mall. Unfortunately
this will only result in pain and
stress when we find ourselves
struggling at the last minute to
finish what we should've set
out to accomplish long before


we started to do it.
Have you ever found yourself
working late into the night and
getting little sleep the day
before you task is to be fin-
ished? Have you ever found
yourself in the library the
morning the assignment was
due still trying to type it? If you
have ever fallen into one of
these situations it is mainly
because you procrastinated
when you should have been
working on the assignment.
A good way to avoid the agony
of procrastinating is to be
organized and set your goals
step by step, day by day so you
aren't overwhelmed with bur-
den in the end. Keeping an
organizer or planner is a good
idea to break down a schedule
of how you will complete hard
and heavy tasks.
Until you develop these skills
or inherit the gift of self-motiva-
tion, procrastination will con-
tinue and you will constantly
stress and agonize over com-
pleting assignment that is due
the next day.
Next time you're thinking
"Oh, I will do this later," instead
renew your thinking to "If I do
this now, I won't have to do it
later."


What happens when dad's not around


I never got the chance to be Daddy's little girl


By Brandi Gibson
Part II of 11

S Growing up without a Dad
means I'm confused. I don't
" have a model of a man who
' would compliment my life and
: make me whole. There's no
model of a man who would love
me and love his children and
support his family. He wouldn't
have to support me I'm fierce-
ly independent. Is that going to
; be a problem in my serious rela-
tionships? I wish Daddy were
here to talk to. Will any man put
up with my stubbornness?
Daddy could advise me if he
were here.
I know Mom loves me, but
who am I precious to? I have
this really good friend she has a
Dad who really spoils her. It
stings sometimes to visit her
house and see and hear him
gushing with pride and adora-
tion for her. It's especially both-
ersome when she seems to take
it for granted that her Daddy is
there.
At 25-years-of-age, Tamara
Minnis thinks back on her
childhood and teen years with-
out a father figure. "I felt lonely.
I didn't feel like I ever had secu-
rity no male backbone in my
life. I had no brothers to turn to
for support. I couldn't go to my
Dad because he was not there,"
she lamented.
"As I grew older, I realized
more and more how important


it is to have a male figure in Resident.
your life. No matter what inde- Girls with fathers in their lives
pendent women and unwed can't even begin to relate to
mothers claim, it takes two to those without. You begin to feel
raise a child even a girl-child. that no one cares about you.
Given a choice, I know most You begin to isolate yourself
kids would want both their par- from everyone because you feel
ents in their life, even if they that no one feels the sense of
weren't married I know I did. loss that you feel.
Unfortunately, things never "I've isolated myself. At times I
turn out that way for me," said wanted my Mom to be there to
Shantavia Croker, South Miami fill that empty father spot. She


did her best, but she was
caught up in her own thing and
being a substitute Dad wasn't
one of them. So I began to look
to other things for physical and
emotional support. And, that
[journey for] support led to
other things that I don't care to
talk about. Needless to say it
didn't help me become a better
woman. The absence of a Dad
should have made me draw
closer to my Mom, but in some
strange way it made me pull
away from her and blame her,"
said Rasheeda Idom.
"When my father got out of
prison, he told me he had a sur-
prise for me. He introduced me
to some lady and told me that
this was his new girlfriend. That
was the surprise. And, it was
my seventeenth birthday. I felt
betrayed then as I do now he
took my trust away and he let
me down. After missing most of
my childhood, he had me think-
ing that he was going to be a
father to me now. I really want-
ed to be Daddy's little girl for a
whiAe. I was still his only child,
but he looked at me differently
now because I had grown up
and he had someone more spe-
cial than me," said Asia
Harriston former resident
Liberty City.
Not having a father can be as
damaging if not more to girls
as it is to boys. A child needs
some kind of male figure in
their life. To grow into woman-
hood and really know one's
richness and value a girl must
have a father's involvement.


13 tips to help you survive your freshman year in college


1. Go to all orientations- Do
you really need to go on yet
another campus tour? Yes. The
faster you learn your way
around campus the more at
ease you'll feel and the better
prepared you'll be when issues
arise.
2. Get to know your room-
mate and others in your resi-
dence hall (If you're living in a
dorm room) The people you
live with, most of whom are
going through similar experi-
ences and emotions, are your
main safety net, not only this
year, but for all your years. You
may change roommates after
the first semester or you may
stay roommates for all four
years. Just take the time to get
to know your fellow first-year
students.
3. Get Organized In high
school, the teachers tended to
lead you through all the home-
work and due dates. In college,
the professors post the assign-
ments often for the entire
semester and expect you to be
prepared. Buy an organizer, a
PDA, a big wall calendar, what-


ever it takes for you to know
when assignments are due.
4. Find the ideal place for you
to study It may be your dorm
room or a cozy corner of the
library, but find a place that
works best for you to get your
work done while avoiding as
many distractions as possible.
5. Go to class Obvious,
right? Maybe, but sleeping in
and skipping that 8 a.m. class
will be tempting at times. Avoid
the temptation. Besides learn-
ing the material by attending
classes, you'll also receive vital
information from the professors
about what to expect on tests,
changes in due dates, etc.
6. Become an expert on
course requirements and due
dates Professors spend hours
and hours preparing course syl-
labus and calendars so that you
will know exactly what is
expected of you and when. One
of the lamest excuses a student
can give a professor: "I didn't
know it was due today."
7. Meet with your professors -
There are upsides to getting to
know your professors, especial-


ly if later in the semester you
run into some snags. Professors
schedule office hours for the
sole purpose of meeting with
students. Take advantage of
that time.
8. Get to know your academic
adviser This is the person who
will help you with course con-
flicts, adding or dropping cours-
es, scheduling of classes for
future semesters, deciding on
majors and minors. This person
is a key resource for you and
should be the person you turn
to with any academic issues or
conflicts. And don't be afraid of
requesting another adviser if
you don't click with the one first
one assigned to you.
9. Seek a balance College life
is a mixture of social and aca-
demic happenings. Don't tip the
balance too far in either direc-
tion.
10. Get involved on campus -
A big problem for a lot of new
students is a combination of
homesickness and a feeling of
not quite belonging. A solution?
Consider joining a select group
and be careful not to go over-


board of student organizations,
clubs, sororities or fraternities
or sports teams. You'll make
new friends, learn new skills
and feel more connected to your
school.
11. Strive for good grades -
While good grades could have
come naturally to you in high
school, you will have to earn
them in college and that means
setting some goals for yourself
and then making sure you work
as hard as you can to achieve
them.
12. Take advantage of the
study resources on campus -
Just about all colleges have
learning labs and tutors avail-
able. If you're having some trou-
bles, these resources are anoth-
er tool available to you. Another
idea: form study groups.
13. Make time for you Be
sure you set aside some time
and activities that help you
relax and take the stress out of
your day or week. Whether it's
jogging in the park, watching
your favorite television shows or
writing in a journal, be good to
yourself.


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


Jazz,
I just started a new year in high school
and I'm already starting to feel over-
whelmed. It seems like my junior year will
be more stressful and demanding. I have
new teachers, classmates and a schedule
to get used to for my junior year in school.
I also have an issue with turning things in
on time because I fear deadlines. I can't
handle the pressure of completing some-
thing in a short period of time. It makes
me nervous and I end up turning in any-
thing just to say I did the assignment. I
know if I keep following this pattern that I
will not go as far in life as I want. How do
I get past this issue of not
meeting deadlines?

Need More Time

Need More Time, "
A common problem most students
encounter is not being able to meet the
deadline of an assignment. They either put
it off to the last minute or are confused as
to what is due and are too afraid to ask
the teacher for help. So they figure the
teacher will extend the deadline and they
will have more time to figure out what


exactly is due. However, this pattern will
only negatively affect you in the future
especially when you are out in the real
world. College professors will no longer
extend a deadline that you should have
met. Your Boss will no longer let you turn
in an assignment a week after it was due.
It will be up to you to plan a schedule as
to when you will begin working on the
project. Stop depending on the teacher to
extend the time for you because it will not
always be the solution. You need to face
the fact that you will always be given
deadlines in life whether it's at school,
your job, a car payment or paying for your
rent and electricity. You will be given a a
deadline to do these things and you won't
be able to offer an excuse when they cut
off your lights or repossess your car. So
now is time for you to stop getting anxious
over deadlines and just plan out how you
will meet them accordingly. Buy a planner
and schedule when you know an assign-
ment is due. Measure how much of it you
will work on each day. Eventually you will
be so prepared that you will have com-
pleted an assignment before the deadline
and you might score extra points with your
teachers.


_ was born in Flint, Michigan on March 14, 1991. At age three, he was
crowned "Cover Boy USA" in the America's Cover Miss/Cover Boy Pageant. He also
won the top prize for "Overall Winner." After seeing how passionate he was about
becoming an actor, his parents thought a try at Hollywood might prove to be
rewarding. After giving the idea much thought and some strong prayers, his par-
ents decided to pack up their four kids and Bailey, their dog and move to
California. After only a few weeks, he landed the role of Backpack Boy on
Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Soon after he filmed his
first movie, Searching for David's Heart as Winston and landed guest appearances
on Cold Case, One on One, ER and Eyes. He currently plays Durrell Young on the
HBO, Emmy Award winning drama Six Feet Under.


Do you ever wonder if your voice is being heard or are tired of being
looked over because you're still a child? Do you ever feel that adults
don't have all the answers. Well it's time to let your opinion be known.
Just email me what you think about these subjects at
jazz4advice@yahoo.com.







Are you the best?

Since another new school year has began.
I am challenging everyone to do their
best. As a source of motiva-
tion, we will print the
names of the top stu-
dents from middle and
high school every quarter.
All middle and high school
students are invited to submit a
copy of their grades, a list of
extra-curricular activities and a
photo that I can choose from to
select the top student of the quarter.



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.


I'm here to stay

Dear Readers,

Please disregard the Letters to my Readers in the August
23-29 edition of The Miami Times. With deep consideration
and The Miami Times generous hearts, I will still be running
the Teen Scene Section. So continue to look for my educa-
tional articles, weekly advice column and features like Poetry
Corner, Name that Teen Sensation and Amazing Profiles.
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Full Name of Business
Seraphim Studios
350 Lincoln Road
toll free: 1-888-437-1743
phone: 305-672-1291
fax: 305-672-1293


Owner
Trenice
Christopher
Karl Mitchell


Johnson,
Taylor and


Year Established
February 1997

Products/Services
We have many facets of our
business. We create
designs and graphics for
CD's, movies, etc. We do
marketing, management
and promotions as well. We
also have a radio station.
Our business pretty much


Number of full time and
part time employees
none

Future Goals
Our ultimate future goal is
to make a movie. We're also
working on getting a televi-
sion station.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
grown?
All three of us have differ-
ent things we're able to
bring to the table. Trenice
does the interacting with
customers, Karl handles
the business and financial
issues and I create the
designs. Our chemistry
with each other helped this
company form. This busi-
ness started out at home;
Now we have so many dif-
ferent things we do; it's
incredible.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
them? :
One of the first obstacles
we encountered was help-
ing th l clients understand
what we had to do to get
the job done. Many times
the clients were wondering


why the process took so
long and about the cost of
extended work. Also,
finances was a big issue in
the beginning. By doing
our research and walking
our clients through every-
thing we got a better grasp
on what was expected from
us. As the business grew,
our financial problems
faded away. Through nine


Trenice Johnson


years, we have only had
two complaints.,

Who does your business
best serves and why?
Saraphim Studios is two
companies combined in
one. Our business best
serves gaming, movie and
entertainment prospects.

What were some of your
past experiences that
helped you meet the need
of your clients?
Miscommunication with
clients was our only [bad]
experience. With that said,
we never had anything
drastic happen. We just
learned from our mistakes
and we let our clients know
the process and walked
them through it.

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
We're all from a Christian
background. We came
together and decided on a
name that could represent
all of us. That's were we got
Seraphim. Seraphim is a
form of an Angel.


By Isheka Harrison
iharrisonr(t)miamitimesonline.com

Between running a success-
ful accounting firm and being
deeply involved in service to
the community, it's a wonder
that Darryl Sharpton has time
do anything else. But tackle
other projects he does and
with the same amount of pas-
sion and dedication that has
made him the success he is
today.
Among Sharpton's endeav-
ors is his work as chairman of
the board for the Miami Dade
Expressway Authority (MDX),
which, according to its web-
site, "is a public agency creat-


ed in 1994 by the state of
Florida and the Miami-Dade
County Commission."
"It has oversight, operates
and maintails' five express-
ways, including State Road
924 (Gratigny Parkway), State
Road 112 (Airport
Expressway), State Road 836
(Dolphin Expressway), State
Road 874 (Don Shula
Expressway) and State Road
878 (Snapper Creek
Expressway). It is also entirely
funded by toll revenues and is
dedicated to the enhancement
of mobility in Miami-Dade
County."
Sharpton has been selected
as chairman of the board of
MDX four years in a row and


Darryl Sharpton


has a great vision for how he
would like to see Miami's
mobility improve in the years
to come. He is dedicated to
ensuring that the influx of
South Florida's population
doesn't have a negative effect
on the city's traffic flow.
"There are approximately a
thousand new residents that
move into Florida everyday. If
the roads and expressways
don't accommodate that
growth we are going to see a
decline in the quality of life,"
Sharpton disclosed.
In an effort to prevent that
from happening, Sharpton
said that he and MDX are
making $220 million dollar
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Rolle helps homeless grandmother

Thanks to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle, Elizabeth
Watson, a grandmother who cares for nine children, finally has a place
to call home. After being displaced in March due to a fire that complete-
ly destroyed her house and all her belongings, she contacted her coun-
ty representative, Commissioner Rolle for assistance. He in turn, con-
tacted several community outreach organizations that could help with
her devastating situation. On August 22, Commissioner Rolle was able to
present an emotional and grateful Ms. Watson with the key to her three-
bedroom, two bathroom home, which was donated by Right Choice
Housing. (Miami-Dade County/ Ben Thacker)


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S LEGAL ANNOUNg ENT OF BIDS
MIAMI-DA
MIAMI, F A ,
Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the.avaiiability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dp m. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of chpage, 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.






Miami-Dade County Public Schools

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BBB-1 North Miami High School
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
515 N. Flagler Dr. 5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 334,01
Shane Tedder
T: 561-832-1616
F: 561-832-6775
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., Construction Manager, will receive
sealed bids at the above address for Site Preparation Documents: for the
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Project No. A-01015, on or before 2:00
pm on Monday. September 18. 2006.
This work consists of removal of unsuitable soil and import, grade & com-
paction of clean suitable fill, demolition and tree removal. Drawings and
specifications are available through Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
(please call or fax request for drawings)
There will be a pre-bid meeting at the above listed address on Tuesday
September 12th at 1:00PM.
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is committed to affirmatively ensuring a
substantial increase in the awarding of construction subcontracts to con-
tractors and vendors who meet the criteria of the Miami-Dade County Public
Schools Minority/Women Business Enterprises. The M/WBE participation
goal is 18% African American and 6% Woman Owned Businesses for this
project.


MIAMIDADE



MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
DESIGN SERVICES FOR VARIOUS FIRE RESCUE STATIONS
FOR THE MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
OCI PROJEC" NO. A06-FIRE-01

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes,
and Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code
and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) serv-
ices will be required for the design of various fire rescue stations for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Department (FIRE).
TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18.00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)


11.00
12.00
13.00


General Structural Engineering 16.00
General Mechanical Engineering 20.00
General Electrical Engineering


General Civil Engineering
Landscape Architecture


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

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

One (1) Agreement 20% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) measure

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on September 7, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-4, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 NW 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is September 22, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all
sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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


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you received a lump sum of money and
you were afraid that if you didn't hurry
up and invest it, you would somehow
blow it. You don't know much about the
stock market and you're a little afraid of
taking risk. The bank CD's are barely
paying anything and whatever they do
pay you, it's reported to the IRS. Since
the lump sum of money you received is
only $50,000 dollars, you can't afford to
quit your day job and maintain your cur-
rent standard of living. However, you
won't need the money until about five
years. Sounds like a case for a guaran-
teed fixed annuity! Here's the deal. You
sign a contract with the insurance com-,
pany where they will keep your money
safe and sound for the next five years.
They pay you a guaranteed interest
which by the way isn't reported to the IRS
and guarantee that you never lose your
principle amount invested. Since the
insurance company is guaranteeing the
interest you'll receive, you can pretty
much calculate how much you'll get at
the end of the five year period. Basically,
I just described to you a guaranteed fixed
annuity.


Sharpton s

MDX
continued from 5D
active construction improve-
ments that will allow most of
the roadways to be resur-
faced. He also said that "MDX
is currently involved in an
836 expansion program
which will be the first new
expressway built in Dade
County in over a decade."
While it is evident that he
and the MDX board are mak-
ing strides, Sharpton said
they can be even more effec-


Remember, there are many different
types of annuities. For example, for those
of you who can stomach a little more
risk, check out the variable annuity. With
a variable annuity, the interest rate you
receive is not guaranteed. The interest
rate you receive is tied to the perform-
ance of the stock market; the value of
your annuity could rise five to 35 percent
or more for the year or fall by the same
percentage in the year. Variable annuities
are much more risky than a fixed annu-
ity, but so is owning and operating your
own business much riskier than working
for the county 9 to 5. Working for the city
or county is like having a guaranteed
fixed annuity, whereas owning and oper-
ating a small business is like investing in
a variable annuity. Which type of invest-
ment do you think everybody who struck
it rich chose? The guaranteed annuity or
the variable annuity?
As I stated earlier, all annuities are not
alike. O.J. Simpson made out pretty
good by investing in an annuity. He
invested in a deferred annuity way back
when he was playing pro football; a
deferred annuity is set-up to pay the
buyer a certain amount monthly or
quarterly at some future date and time.
You can make regular monthly contribu-


tions or begin with a lump sum invest-
ment. Investing in an annuity turned out
to be one of the smartest things O.J.
could've done. When he got in trouble
and folks started attacking him and his
assets, the only thing they couldn't take
away from him was his annuity. Why?
Because when you sign a contract with
the insurance company, legally you're
giving the money to the insurance com-
pany and they have an obligation to give
it back. The good thing here is, you tell
them when and how you want it back.
Creditors can't get to it, why? Again! You
legally, technically gave it away...get it!
It's a great loop-hole. That's also often
used by doctors, lawyers, corporate
executives and high net-worth individu-
als who want to protect their assets from
creditors and law suits. There's a lot
more to understanding annuities. If you
want to know more, especially before you
decide or should I say, before you're sold
an annuity, give me a call. I'll be happy
to enlighten you further on the subject.
Don't forget you can always speak to
me livell Every Saturday from 7am-8am
on WTPS (The Peoples Station) join us
as we discuss money, business and
finance.
Next week more on money.


;trives to take MDX to next level


tive if the residents of Miami
get involved in what is going
on with their roadways. "It's
really a good thing for resi-
dents to be active and vocal,"
Sharpton said. He also prom-
ises that they will pay atten-
tion to requests.
For example, the SR 112
ramp at NW 15th Avenue was
closed after many complaints
from the residents that the
flow of traffic that came
through in an attempt to
dodge paying the toll was
taking away from their quali-


ty of life. "Residents were
complaining about this for
quite some time, they got
heard and we acted,"
Sharpton said.
From the way Sharpton
speaks about the plans that
he and MDX have, it's clear
he is a true community ser-
vant. He doesn't deny that
playing multiple roles can be
trying, but credits having a
strong support system to
help him cope. "It's difficult,
but I am blessed to have a
wonderful staff at Sharpton


and Brunson. I have a
tremendous board at MDX
and great support from my
family," Sharpton said.
Sharpton also acknowl-
edged that he is blessed with
the opportunity to effect
change. "It's an obligation to
try to help shape this com-
munity for youngsters and
our elderly. Most people
today have an opportunity
that our ancestors didn't
have; to shape what our
quality of life looks like," he
declared.


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'2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 500, Coral Gables, FL 33134,
Attn: Yanet Valeron, Director of Contracts, vvaleron@elcmdm.o,
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Miami-Dade School Readiness Eligibility Determination, Payment
& Financial Management, and Resource & Referral Services, on or
before 4:OOPM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Services shall
include facilitating efficient and effective customer friendly access
'to financial assistance to early learning programs including
eligibility determination, application processing, and enrollment,
payment and financial management services that maximize
efficiency and accuracy in accordance with federal, state, and
Coalition regulations and guidelines, and family education about
early care and education, early learning programs, family
strengthening needs, linking and being the conduit to families
and/or providing wrap around family supports and services
There will be a Mandatory Applicant's Conference on Tuesday,
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
REVERSIBLE FLOW LANES
OCI PROJECT NO. E06-PW-05, PTP

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional engineering (A/E) services will be
required for traffic operational improvements/reversible flow lanes design for the Public Works
Department.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

3.04 Highway Systems Traffic Engineering Studies (PRIME)
3.07 Highway Systems Traffic Signal Timing (PRIME)
3.09 Highway Systems Signing, Pavement Marking, and Channelization (PRIME)
3.11 Highway Systems Signalization (PRIME)
3.02 Highway Systems Highway Design
3.05 Highway Systems Traffic Counts
16.00 General Civil Engineering

A copy of the Notice to Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at http://www.co.miami-
dade.fl.us/dpm, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at ameliac@miamidade.gov, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

One (1) Agreement 25% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on September 8, 2006, at 9:30 A.M. in
the Main Conference Room, 19th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is September 18, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all
sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983.
BE ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS
RECEIVED AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSID-
ERED.

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


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Business Rentals
COMMERCIAL
RENTAL PROPERTY
4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
secur-
ity doors. Outside lighting.
$700per month. $700
security
deposit. Call 305-638-3699
FurnishedRooms
13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186 or 691-3486
19541 NW 37th Court
Utilities included. $375
monthly, plus $300 security.
305-621-0576
1962 NW 49th St.
$575 MOVES YOU IN
Non-smoking environment,
Near Metrorail and 22nd Ave.
Bus line, FREE Cable TV,
FREE Utilities, $115 per
week. Call 786-234-5683.
2900 N.W. 157th Street
Room for rent, $100 per
week. 305-606-8294.
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room, $125
weekly 305-694-9405 or 786-
326-0482.
MIAMI AREA
58 Street and 9 Avenue, fully
furnished room, non-
smoking, employed
professional, all facilities
included. Call 954-556-0394
or 754-204-2933
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Air, cable. $135 weekly, $405
to move in. 305-467-2408.
NORLAND AREA
For one person, $425 month-
ly. Call 305-653 8954 or
305-249-7823
ROOMS FOR RENT
128 N.E. 82 Terrace Miami.
Rooms for rent in private
home. $550 for your own
room, $275 security to move
in. Two persons in one room
(two beds) $450 per person,
$275 each security to move
in. Working individual or eld-
erly preferred. References
786-355-5948.
SCOTT LAKE AREA
Room For Rent
Call 305-754-6564


18102 N.W. 8th Avenue
Efficiency for, rent. Call,. 305-
655-1047 or 786-620-2275. '
720 N.W. 75th Street
Efficiency in castle style
mansion. Mansion has wa-
terfall, marble platform, 7 ft.
lion statues in front of the
castle. Free lights, water and
parking. Near bus line. $725
monthly, $575 security
Call 786-223-5374
LITTLE RIVER
722 NW 77 Street, furnished
efficiency, utilities included,
air. $150 weekly. Call 786-
390-0809
MIAMI GARDENS
Efficiency for rent. All utilities
free cable $700 monthly,
first, last and security.
Call 305-654-2894.
MIAMI SHORES AREA
Unfurnished efficiency. Cable
and utilities non-smoking
$425 monthly. First and last.
Call 305-751-7536


1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom,
$675, large two bedrooms,
two baths $875 newly reno-
vated with central air.
Call 305-769-0146
4992 N.W. 18th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000, monthly $2000 to
move in. Louis 305-632-2426
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

542 NW 8th Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550 monthly. 305-861-
4683

5755 NW 7th Avenue
Large one bedroom, parking,
$575 monthly, $1000 securi-
ty. Call 954-394-7562.
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.


Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699


637 N.W. 64th Street
Two bedrooms, $750 month-
ly, one bedroom, $650
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-326-7424.
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Large bedroom one bath, liv-
ingroom and kitchen.Section
8 welcome. Call Mr. Wright
305-696-4653.

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-$675 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

LIBERTY CITY AREA
,One bedroom, from $475,
Section 8 OK. 305-717-3343
MIAMI LAKES AREA
One bedroom, gated com-
munity, lovely view, $1045
monthly. Call 305-620-0952
or 305-282-4362.

Ninth Street Apartments
Three bedroom, two bath,
$700, air.
Call 305-358-1617

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


130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8
,okay: Call 954-537-0428'.
1590 NW 47th Street
One bedroom. For informa-
tion call 305-638-5946.
1826 N.W. 45th Street
Two bedroom with bars.
$800 monthly, $2000 to
move in 305-759-9171.
1850 N.W. 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 welcome.
Call Tawanda 305-525-6068

2379 NW 101st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
with central air, security bars,
and tiled floors. $1,050
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
,Call 786-357-1322

258 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call Ray, 786-443-7707.
7633 N.W. 2 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air and appliances, $995
monthly section 8 OK.
954-499-3030
7700 N.W. 11 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath,
central air. $950 a month.
$1600 to move in. Call 305-
751-6720 or 786-317-4610.
9900 NW 22nd Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, tile floors, central
air and heat, $1300 a month.
First and last, plus $1000 se-
curity. Call 305-944-9041
MIAMI AREA
2397 NW 104 Street. Three
bedroom two bath, $1275
monthly $1900 to move in
305-751-6720/786-317-4610



paint, tile and cabinets. Rare
find. $750.
Call 678-231-1987
MIAMI AREA
Newly remodeled two bed-
roms, two baths, Section 8
welcome 954-605-1359 or
954-605-1360
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.


12105 NE6 Ave #402
Two bedrooms, two baths,
two balconies, $1200 month-
ly. $1500 to move in Section


8 welcome. Appliances and
central air included. No more
than four occupants.
Call 305-479-4042.


Coindos/Townhouses

1280 NE 214th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Only $1350 monthly. Section
8 welcome.
Please call 954-588-0249
CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedrooms, central air,
$1150 monthly, $3300 to
move in.
Call 305-525-3540
MIAMI GARDENS
Three bedrooms, two baths,
beautiful corner lot, fenced,
tiled, central air and heat,
washer, accordian shutters,
$1575 a month, first, last and
security. Call 786-223-7711
Starlake Adult Community
303 NE 187th Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$725 per month, plus $500
deposit. Call 305-903-3224


1010 NW 56th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
For information
Call 305-759-2280
1043 N.W. 28 Street
Three bedroom one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. $1500 monthly.
Call 786-423-7233 or
305-401-9165
1235 NW 68th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances included, $800
mthly and $2000 to move in.
305-759-9171
15331 N.W. 29 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, family room, tile. $1300,
move in $3900. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
305-891-6776
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedrooms, three baths,
air, bars, $1,500, $4,500
move in. NO Section 8. 305-
891-6776, Terry Dellerson.
1942 NW 86 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air fenced, $1400
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488
20625 NW 28th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
with central air and applian-
ces. $1275 monthly!
Page 305-732-9875
2334 N.W. 152 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
newly constructed, batrs...
near schools and bus stops,,,
$1,650 monthly. Section 8
OK. Call 786-399-8557.
2445 N.W. 170th Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths, air,
den, $1,300, $3,900 move in,
NO Section 8. Terry Deller-
son, Broker 305-891-6776.
3096 N.W. 52nd Street
Newly remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath, first, last
and security. $975 a month.
954-537-0428
4131 N.W. 203 Road Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
large corner, no section 8,
$1200 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
5650 N.E. MIAMI COURT
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1500 monthly, $3000 to
move in.
Joseph 305-632-2426
7749 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, central air,
and all appliances included.
Call Joel at 786-355-7578
8250 N. W. 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
includes water $775 monthly.
NO Section 8.
305-267-9449
837 N.W. 57th St. (REAR)
Cozy one bedroom, air and
appliances, $650 monthly
unfurnished, $675 monthly,
furnished, first, last and
security. 305-694-9405 or
786-326-0482
837 N.W. 57th Street
Three bedrooms, appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or 786-326-
0482.
BRAND NEW HOME
180 NW 53rd Street
(under construction, will be
ready by the first of October)
Over 1200 square feet. Four
bedrooms, two baths,indoor
washer and dryer $1500
monthly. $2500 to move in.
Section 8 welcome. Go look
first before you call,
PLEASEI Call 305-953-
8795.

HOUSE FOR RENT
20102 NW 28 Court, two mi-
nutes from brand new Wal-
mart. Three bedroom two
bath, $1250 monthly, $2300
to move in. Outdoor washer
and dryer. Section 8 wel-
come.Go look first before
you
call PLEASE! 305-953-8795.

LITTLE RIVER AREA
724 NW 77 Street, two bed-
room one bath, Florida room,


central air, fenced yard. Call
786-390-0809
MIAMI AREA
1534 NW 44 Street, two bed-
room one bath. Section 8
welcome call 305-633-
4031/786-326-6105


MIAMI AREA
940 NW 80 Street, two bed-
roomd, two bathd. $750
monthly. First and last to
move in.
Call Victor 786-226-5200
NORTH MIAMI
No Section 8. Four
bedrooms two baths, central
air. Credit check with
reference. Call 305-687-1218
STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916



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one car garage
No association fee.
negotiable/$1500
rent. Call 786-325-4


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rooms, two baths
bedroom one bat!
owner $320,000 ne
Call 786-517-i


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bedrooms, two ai
baths, totally r
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information contac
786-413-5680.
MIAMI ARE
Three bedrooms, h
totally remodeled,
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costs. Move in thre
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Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work
We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
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You must be available
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Interview i

Do's and

By Anne Lane


LOSURE During employment
)ur house. interviews, an employer
lem. 305- should ask questions
that determine whether
or not the potential
employee will be able to
w perform the job they are
seeking. An employer
AREA must avoid asking ques-
hree bed- tions that might indicate"
half bath, discrimination against
up-grades. certain individuals even
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FSU triumphs over Miami in rainy battle


By Terrell Clayton
tclayton@miamitimesonline.com
Defense wins championships. That saying couldn't have
been more appropriate than Monday night's Labor Day
Showdown between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami
Hurricanes in front of a crowd of nearly 71,481 fans.
The battle wasn't the normal wide left, wide right field goal
outcomes, but their kicker's foot and strong defense is what
helped the Seminoles prevail over the Hurricanes 13-10 in a
heartbreaking win at the Orange Bowl Stadium.
The two teams totaled only three rushing yards and Miami's
quarterback Kyle Wright didn't throw a touchdown. However,
UM standout safeties Brandon Meriweather and Kenny Philips
were a staple in stopping FSU's receivers for three quarters of
the four quarter game.
Florida State overcame penalties and inconsistency to
emerge with the win at UM's home field and to claim intrastate
bragging rights. "I tell you what. The only better feeling I ever


iat can be better?


had was my son
being born, but,
this is the reat-fi


est moment I mf
ever had playing football. This is our stadi-
um," said Buster. Davis, FSU's middle :
linebacker who had a key role in the vic-
tory. "We're probably going to see them
again and it will be the same thing. If
they didn't know my name before
tonight, they sure know it now,"
Davis bragged.
Before the game start-
ed there was great
optimismtn
for the 'Canes
even though they'
went through a troublesome
off season. "This is the year of the Canes.
The Hurricanes are going to win. Even though we went
through all this in the off-season, Florida State don't stand '
a chance. Florida State fans are going to be headed back to


their cars crying after the game and the sad part about
lit is it's at the Orange Bowl. It's going to be a long trip
back to Tallahassee," said die hard Hurricanes fan,
Daniel Triche. However, the game's end found
Canes fans angrily returning to their cars.
During UM's off-season, most of the
coaching staff was fired, a player was under
investigation for shooting a gun at some-
one, another player was shot in the butt
and the star linebacker transferred. Yet, in
a true show of Canes' spirit they were still
able to hold it together and only lost by
ithree..points.
Head Coach Larry Coker under-
stands his team and professed opti-
mism towards the rest of the season.
"It's a long season. I want to make
sure that our fans don't give up on our
.,football team. It's a long football sea-
son. This is going to be a good foot-
ball team," Coker said.
*y Canes fans are banking on that.


The wait is over: Miami and Pittsburgh kick off season


By Terrell Clayton
tclayton@miamitimesonline.com
It is September and NFL Hall
of Fame coach John Madden is
gassing up his bus. The living
room couch will become a meet-
ing place for buddies and men
will have to pry their wives from
the Lifetime channel. It's time
for celebration; the kind of cele-
bration that begins with
Grammy winner P. Diddy and
new sensation Cassie in a place
like Miami; the site of Super
Bowl XVI. After eight long
months of waiting; the Miami
Dolphins' football season has


arrived.
"It is a great challenge for our
players. Anytime you have an
opportunity to play the best,
that should bring out the best
competitive spirit," said
Dolphins Coach Nick Saban as
Miami prepares to kick off the
2006 NFL season in a much
anticipated contest against the
Defending Super Bowl
Champions, the Pittsburgh
Steelers.
Before the fireworks begin,
fans can remember the surpris-
es of the preseason. QB's
Daunte Culpepper, Carson
Palmer and Drew Brees all


underwent major surgery
in the off-season and are
back in time to lead their
respective teams.
Culpepper made a big
impact in Miami, even
though his presence was
not needed last Thursday
as the Dolphins defeated
the St. Louis Rams 29-9.
Their preseason record
now stands at 2-2.
Throughout four pre- Mc
season games, Culpepper
passed for 218 yards,
going 22-30 for 218 yards with
no touchdowns or intercep-
tions. He also had two rushes


for 11 yards. Ronnie
Brown rushed for
88 yards on 28 car-
ries and had three
catches for 49
yards. Chris
Chambers lead the
team in catches
with nine for 77
yards and one
touchdown. Tight
End Randy
McMichael ranked
IICHlAEL second on the team
in receptions and
reception yards with seven
catches for 83 yards and one
touchdown.


Those numbers are consid-
ered mediocre comniared to the
type of numbers expected from
Miami's "Three Musketeers,"
during the regular season. "I
think they all complement each
other. I think having good run-
ning backs helps the receivers.
Having a good offensive line
helps the running backs. Being
able to run the ball helps your
ability to make big plays down
field," said Saban.
The task is not an easy one
against one of the toughest
defenses in the NFL.
Coach Saban admitted the
hard road ahead, as he ana-


lyzed the Steelers. The coach
stated, "There's a long list of
challenges; . They're just so
physical and so fast with Joey
Porter and (Troy) Polamalu
coming out of the defensive
backfield. Those guys are just
two of the names on the
defense who fly around and
make a lot of plays. We've got to
be on top of our game because
they're the defending world
champs and they play like it.
You watch them on film and
you say, 'Wow, these guys are
extremely fast and they hit
hard.' So we've got to be on top
of our game."


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