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First Black Lt. Governor?


Senator Jones was selected by his colleagues as Senate President
Designate as well as leadership of six different committees


Special to The Times

Former State Senator Daryl
Jones accepted the
Democratic Gubernatorial
candidate's request to cam-
paign as his running mate in
the November 7 General


Election. If elected Senator
Jones would be the first Black
person to serve in the post that
is a heartbeat from the
Governorship of the fastest
growing large state in the
nation.
Political observers and


watchers of state government
have characterized Senator
Jones as more than capable for
the position. Jones cam-
paigned for the Governor's
office in 2002. Even though he
only raised $352,000 for that
Democratic primary against
better known and financially
supported -candidates Janet
Reno and Bill McBride, he
received 12% of the vote. Jones


was so impressive in that cam-
paign that even Republican
Governor Jeb Bush told the
Orlando Sentinel newspaper in
September 2002, "I was very
impressed with Daryl Jones. If
I thought he could pull it off, I
might vote for him."
Jones has been a standout
for most of his life beginning in
his segregated Jackson,
Mississippi hometown. He was


the first Black statewide stu-
dent leader just two years after
Mississippi public schools
were integrated. After gradua-
tion as his school's valedictori-
an, he became the first Black
Mississippi student selected to
attend a military academy.
Jones attended the Air Force
Academy in Colorado, where
he learned to fly F-4 Phantom
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Low-income families
now have a place to
call home
Last month, 76 new
homeowners began moving
into the Villas of St. Agnes
located at NW 3rd avenue
and 20th street in
Overtown. The property was
purchased during the pre-
construction period at costs
of $95,000 for three-bed-
room units and $125,000
for four-bedroom units. The
location consists of 80 two-
story homes and is the first
homeownership develop-
ment of such significance to
be built in Overtown in sev-


Beautiful homes located at the Villas of St. Agnes.
-Miami Times Photo/Brandyss Howard


eral years.
Father Richard L.
Marquess-Barry, St. Agnes'


spiritual leader, expressed
the hope that the develop-
ment will bring businesses


and residents back to the
community. "This commu-
nity belongs to the people
who have roots here as
much as it does to people
who can, contribute to its
resurrection," said Barry.
He noted that teachers, bar-
bers, bank tellers and
retirees are continually
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Last hearing on $6.8 billion budget today


Special To The Times

The Miami-Dade County
Commission will convene at 5:01 p.m.
today for the most important meeting
of its 2006-2007 term. Titled as the
'Second Budget Hearing,' the commis-
sion will lock into place the way in
which it will be legally committed to
spend billions of dollars of taxpayers
and service users money. The county
can change the budget only through
properly publicized budget hearings
and within the limi-
tations of state
Constitutional and
statutory laws.
Although the com-
mission will meet bi-
weekly with inter-
vening committee
meetings, the only
legal requirement
for local and state BURGESS
governments set out
in the Florida Constitution is to pass a
budget. If the commission did nothing
else until next year, it would not vio-
late the state constitution, although it
may be derelict in its responsibilities.
Many of the requests for housing and


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... the meeting is held for the con-
venience of the public at a time after
most have completed their, regular
jobs. That, according to the
Manager's Office is the reason for
the 5:01 p.m. meeting time ...


other needs may be changed during
the year by transfers or use of surplus
funds, but the major multi-million
dollar requests for changes in housing
policies and expenditures occur dur-
ing this budget process. Because the
budget must be completed in time to
start the county's fiscal year on
October 1, this is the last chance to
amend the budget before it becomes
the law of the county.
County Manager George Burgess
presented the Mayor and
Commissioners with a written budget
message that detailed the expenditure
of 6.885 billion dollars
($6,885,000,000). Of that amount,
$2.2 billion funds capital projects
such as roads, buildings, sidewalks,
parks and other community infra-
structure functions. Housing policies
and expenditures, including those of
interest to affordable housing advo-
cates, will be committed at the hear-
ing.
By law the meeting is held for the
convenience of the public at a time
after most have completed their regu-
lar jobs. That, according to the
Manager's Office is the reason for the
5:01 p.m. meeting time.


"Show us the money" activists tell commissioners


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By Brandyss Howard
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Pastors and leaders of faith
along with families directly
impacted and displaced held
a candlelight vigil in hopes of
gaining the County
Commission's attention
action to solve Miami-Dade's
housing crisis.
Joseph Phalen, representa-
tive for the Miami Worker's
Center and a member of the
Emergency Housing
Coalition, told The Miami
Times that the coalition is
demanding $200 million be
distributed for low-income
residents in the form of rental


Community activist urges Commissioners to show her the
m o ney. -Miami Times Photo/Brandyss Howard


vouchers and construction
funds for affordable housing.
Erasmus Arroyo, an active
member of LIFFT, stated that
residents were rushed out of
Scott Carver in order to
replenish the projects, but
that no real progress has
been made. "It looks like a
disaster over here, but where
I live now is worse. I need to
go back," said Arroyo. Joann
Love, resident of Overtown
and Power U member, shared
the opinions of Arroyo stating
that Miami is currently in cri-
sis. "They must fund the
building of new affordable
low-income housing and
rentals in my community,"


said Love.
The Emergency Housing
Coalition appeared at the
County Commission's first
budget hearing to demand
that officials approve a 2007
budget that includes a sub-
stantial allocation for afford-
able housing. More than 200
representatives of the
Emergency Housing Coalition
rallied at the County
Commission while the initial
budget hearing was being
held to determine how much
will be spent next year for
housing facilities.
The first speaker, Father
John Cox who serves as the
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Lieutenant Governor

Nominee is the best choice

for Democrats
Candidates who seek the top job of Governor or President
always discount the importance of the second in com-
mancd, Lt. Governor or Vice-President, when asked if they
want that job. However, once selected or eliminated for the top
spot, the importance of the "in case I am unable to act" position
becomes more apparent. The choice of a running mate is an
important act that gives insight of the candidate who makes that
choice. Whether the choice is a safe, uncontroversial choice, a
bold move or an obvious political move gives voters an idea of how
they will govern.
Jim Davis, who has been rightly criticized for his slowness in
apologizing to Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee, made a strong state-
ment with his choice of former Senator Daryl Jones. One, of the
ways in which a determination is made of whether one is a true
repentant is how one acts after his apology.
Jim Davis not only looked Freddie and Wilbert in the eyes and
said I made a mistake, but he followed his new vision with a bold
selection for Lt. Governor. Daryl Jones is not only a man who is
old enough to have suffered overt racism in his native
Mississippi, but his achievements prove he operates on a level of
excellence that is exemplified by the atmosphere of racism, seg-
regation and low expectations out of which he did not just sur-
vive, but excelled.
Is Daryl Jones capable of being Lt. Governor? Ask how many
how many high school valedictorians-U.S. military academy grad-
uates-military officers-lawyers-state legislators do you know? I
rest my case. To those who have come to know Senator-Colonel
Jones on a personal level, he is impressive by the way in which
he does come close to tooting his own well deserved horn and has
maintained the common touch that shows he has not forgotten
from whelnce he came. On this choice, Jim Davis showed excel-
lent judgment.


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nominee is enigma: Right

wing firebrand or civil "


rights sensitive?
T rTho is the real State Representative Jeff Kottkamp? He
WSI [supported the rightwing conservative fight to reinsert a
V V feeding tube into a woman whose physical death had
already been accepted by her husband, but whose severely brain
damaged, deteriorating body still had a few biological functions.
The so called 'right to life,' movement with Kottkamp's active sup-
port, was taken to an absurd level, that even Attorney General
Charlie Crist did not join that fight.
Yet, Kottkamp also sponsored the 2003 law, named after former
state NAACP activist Marvin Davies that gave more power to the
AG's Office of Civil Rights. That power was used by AG Crist to
prosecute a North Florida hotel owner who would not allow his
Black guests to use the hotel pool that he made available to white
guests. While the Florida Civil Rights Act had existed since 1992,
the Attorney General's& office did not have explicit authority to
commence a civilrights action against a hotel as Kottkamp's bill
authorized.. ... .
If that act was the reason Crist's campaign emphasized as the
reason for selecting Kottkamp, the community would view the
selection differently. However, the focus has been directed to
Kottkamp's conservative credentials particularly in the areas
where Crist has been criticized. Kottkamp's strong anti-abortion
and so-called pro-life stand (no one has yet championed pro-death
causes) as well as other right wing conservative causes was high-
lighted as evidence that Crist is a true conservative. Such proof is
needed because of Crist's support for civil unions for gays and
support-for limited instances where a woman's right to decide if
she should have an abortion, as well as his lack of enthusiasm for
Bush's political fight to reinsert Terry Schiavo's tube.
Because of rumors by conservative political opponents of Crist's
sexual preference and Crist's single status, Kottkamp's wife and
children were prominent at the announcement of his selection.
Crist won his nomination by such a safe margin that he did not
have to cater to such innuendoes. Crist also had the choice of a
Black Lt. Governor candidate in Jacksonville Republican
Representative Jennifer Carrol. He chose to act safely and chose
someone with whom he was comfortable.
Kottkamp's words and conduct during the campaign will help
the voters to determine which one is seeking to be Lt. Governor.


Alpha Phi Alpha led MLK

National Memorial deserves

recognition and support
-n 1996 the United States Congress authorized the historic
placement of a national memorial to honor Dr. Martin Luther
W King, Jr.'s between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
When built it will be the first such national commemoration of a
civilian and a Black American. Dr. King's speech was most power-
ful communication of the national need to eliminate racism and
inequality ever articulated by any person before or since that
August 28, 1963 day. However, the $100 million cost of the
Memorial must come primarily from those who support such a
historical reminder of the cause for which he lived and died.
I The lead in the effort has come from the fraternity of which Dr.
King was a member. Alpha Phi Alpha, which is celebrating its
100th year of existence, has commited to raising the funds to con-
struct and maintain the memorial. The MLK Memorial
Foundation, which is the official body charged with fundraising
and implementation, has until this year to break ground and
begin construction. To date, they have raised over $63 million dol-
lars. With all the multimillionaire athletes, entertainers, business-
es and professionals who have Dr. King and his life's work to
thank for the atmosphere that allowed them to achieve, the
amount needed is not beyond our financial capacities.
The local Beta Beta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha is to be
commended for its strong efforts in raising funds and conscious-
ness about the memorial. For its efforts, including raising over
$60,000 in its local campaign, Beta Beta Lambda received due
recognition at the national meeting commemorating the 100 years
since Alpha was organized as the first Black fraternity. The Miami
Alphas have been instrumental in securing a recent donation from
ExxonMobil Corporation for $1 million.
The purpose is greater than all the accolades that can be
received. The statement by Miami Alpha president Ola Aluko,
"This is not an Alpha Project or a Black Greek-lettered project or
an African American project, but a project to erect a monument
that recognizes and pays homage for people of all creeds, colors
and nationalities who believe in the teachings and doctrines of Dr.
King." Past president Greg Gay added, "Everyone has an opportu-
nity to participate in this effort."
Let us all make Dr. King proud by being a part of his permanent
national memorial.


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Now is the time to imitate our forefathers' strength and courage


Dear Editor,
The truth be told, we are los-
ing ground in the area of pro-
tecting our Civil Rights to those
that wish to dictate their agen-
da. That's why we are in des-
perate need of a Civil Rights
Movement (in Miami) that will


help us be a stronger people.
We ",are probably the only
Blacks in America required to
speak another language
(besides English) to get a job.
This is not even true in
Broward. Economically it puts
us at a disadvantage and
negates gains made to have


equal access.
We need to begin now to
assemble a Civil Rights team of
Black lawyers that will chal-
lenge this racist practice in our
courts, especially concerning
jobs in the federal, state, coun-
ty, city and school board sec-


Our forefathers did it and
were not afraid to challenge
"Jim Crow's Separate but
equal" policy in education and
fight for our right to vote. Now,
we need to imitate them.
Linda Simmons
Miami


Congratulations to Kendrick Meek: Continue to fight for us


Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to
the recent elections in Miami-
Dade County. Congratulations
tQ Kendrick Meek. I met his
mother, Congresswoman Carrie
Meek, two years ago when she
attended a Town Hall Meeting
with Clay P. Shaw here in the
city of North Miami
Beach,"Where people care."


A planned collaboration that
Meek and his colleagues should
initiate is a national referen-
dum to raise the Minimum
Wage to a higher standard of
"living" so that poverty level
families can become upwardly
mobile financially and Blue col-
lar workers could someday
afford to live in middle class
neighborhoods.
Meek should encourage lively


debate so that the oppression
in our ghettos and tenement
slums will be alleviated.
Sociology professors in liberal
arts colleges emphasize and
stress the separation of the rich
from the poor..
Gentrification in Russia
before the Soviet Union col-
lapsed had the Communists
dreaming of the proletariat
advancing into the bourgeoisie


station in life so that they could
be productive members of soci-
ety and earn enough money to
live well.
Here on Earth the wealthy
stay wealthy and the poor
struggle relentlessly. Doesn't a
Filet Mignon taste better than a
hamburger?
Robert S. Denchfield
North Miami Beach


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


OPINION
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Reginald Clyne, Esq.


Jim Davis gives Democrats a lift


The selection of a Lieutenant
Governor is the first key deci-
sion a gubernatorial candidate
must make. Charlie Crist select-
ed Jeff Kottkamp; a conserva-
tive republican, trial lawyer
from Cape Coral. Jeff Kottkamp
is supposed to sure up the con-
servative base and help immu-
nize Crist from the trial lawyers.
Charlie Crist did not feel that he
needed to attract women and
minorities, because of the fan-
tastic results he got in South
Florida. It seems like Crist is
already forgetting about minori-
ties and women.
Jim Davis who lost the Black
vote in South Florida to Rod
Smith took a radical and
enlightened position. He select-
ed a former State Senator,
lawyer, real estate investor and
Air Force Colonel all wrapped
up in the form of Daryl Jones.
All of a sudden, Black voters
have a reason to vote for the
democratic ticket.
For once, a long ignored con-
stituency has been given the
respect it deserves. Jim Davis
by selecting Daryl Jones is cre-
ating "Hope and History."
Lieutenant Governor Jones will
be the first Black Lieutenant
Governor in the history of
Florida. He will create hope
among Black voters that our
issues will be important in
Tallahassee again.
Charlie Crist is running on
the platform that he will give the
voters four more years of Jeb
Bush. That means four more
years of traumatized third
graders facing the FCAT exams,
that means four more years of
rising insurance premiums,
that means four more years of
Iraq, that means four more
years in the reduction of minor-
ity student enrollment at State
Colleges, that means four more
years in the rise in the number


Black males incarcerated and
four more years of ex-felons not
getting their right to vote back.
Jeb Bush came to Tallahassee
to reform the State and he
accomplished his goal. Now, the
question is can the people of
Florida take any more such
reforms. Do you want your.
homeowners and automobile
insurance premiums to keep
increasing at the record rate of
70% to 109% per year? Do you
want the FCAT to continue to be
used to punish our children?
Crist had a chance to win over
Black voters to the Republican
ledger, but he felt over-confi-
dent with his one piece of civil
rights legislation and victory
over Gallagher, a morally chal-
lenged opponent who just could
not fool Florida voters. Crist
should have selected a women
or minority friendly lieutenant
governor he could have made
history and justified the trust
several Black ministers have
put in the Republican party.
Now Black voters have a real
choice Daryl Jones.
Republican Black Ministers
need to justify to their flock why
they are encouraging members
to vote for a Governor, who
many suspect is gay, over two
happily married, straight
Christian men (Now that would
make an interesting sermon).
I quite frankly do not care if a
candidate is straight or gay, but
if you are, right. wing, conserva-
tive Christian then this becomes
an issue for you. It will be inter-
esting to see if the issue of
Charlie Crist's sexual orienta-
tion has an adverse impact on
the conservative Republican
base. The last prominent
Republican who came out of the
closet had to resign. (It did not
turn out so bad for him; he and
his partner get to appear on
Oprah.)


Looking back on the elections


The primary elections that
took place on September 12
settled some scores and provid-
ed opportunities in some other
cases. First, it was somewhat
sad that former Congressman
Kweisi Mfume did not win the
Democratic primary in
Maryland so that he could
square off in the general elec-
tion against Republican Black
candidate Michael Steele.
But Ben Cardin, the victor,
was able to raise far more
money and was, as a result, far
more visible and was able to
pay for a more aggressive
ground attack. Now the contest
is now between Ben Cardin,
19-term member of Congress
and Michael Steele. The guess-
ing now is whether Blacks in
Maryland will support Cardin
or Steele and, if so, to what
degree.
Prince George's County, the
largest affluent Black. majority
county in the country,
increased its registration by
55,000 since 2002, the largest
Democratic increase in the
state. But it appears that now
that Mfume is out of the pic-
ture, some of them will vote for
Republican Michael Steele,
especially since Hip-Hop
mogul, Russell Simmons and
RadioOne empresario Kathy
Hughes endorsed Steele. I won-
der if that was what Simmons
and Hughes were betting on.
Elsehere, it looks like a
brother, Minnesota State Rep.
Keith Ellison, is in position to
contest in the general election
to become the first person from
the Muslim community to be


elected to the U. S. Congress.
The 43-year-old Detroit native
won the Democratic nomina-
tion in the Fifth District that U.
S. Rep. Martin Sabo is leaving.
This nomination makes him
the favorite against Republican
challenger Alan Fine and the
interesting thing about this
match-up this November is
that both have substantial sup-
port in the Jewish community.
Finally, Brooklyn, N.Y. was a
mess. When Rep. Major
Owens, the seven-term
Congressman, announced his
retirement, David Yassky, a
White member of the City
Council, jumped in and was
endorsed by the New York
Times. That set up a fight for
the seat long held by Blacks
since the days of the legendary
Shirley Chisholm.
Councilwoman Yvette D.
Clarke, 41, narrowly beat both
Yassky and Major Owens' son,
Chris Owens, for the seat.
The contest rekindled the old
question of whether a White
candidate could represent
Blacks better than Blacks. It's
a question that, in general,
should have been put to rest.
The issue of representation
has two dimensions, both
depending on whether the per-
son is effective in securing the
resources needed by his or her
constituents. It is also impor-
tant that the constituents be
represented by someone who
shares their color, demonstrat-
ing democratic participation of
all groups in American society.
Ron Walters is the
Distinguished Leadership
Scholar, Director of the African
American Leadership Institute,
and Professor of Government and
Politics at the University of
Maryland College Park. His latest
books are: White Nationalism,
Black Interests (Wayne State
University Press); and Freedom Is
Not Enough (Rowman and
Littlefield Press).
-NNPA


Hillary Clinton isn't the

answer to Democratic woes


It's astounding that New York
Sen. Hillary Clinton is consid-
ered a front-runner to capture
the 2008 Democratic nomina-
tion for president. After losing
year after year with weak,
northern nominees, one would
think that the Party would have
learned its lesson by now.
Evidently, it hasn't: The only
way Democrats have been able
to win 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue in nearly a half century
has been by nominating a
Southerner. That's right, a
Bubba. You don't have to be a
rocket or social scientist to fig-
ure that out. In fact, you don't
even have to be a scientist.
Look at the record. Since
'John F. Kennedy, a U.S:
Senator from Massachusetts,
was elected in 1960, the only
Democrats elected president
have been his vice president,
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas;
Jimmy Carter of Georgia and
Bill Clinton of Arkansas. In the
case of Clinton and Vice


President Al Gore, it was tech-
nically a Double-Bubba ticket,
with two Southerners heading
the ticket. Actually, it was more
like 1.5 Bubbas; though Gore
claims Tennessee as his home,
he grew up in Washington, D.C.
as the son of a United States
senator.
Yet, Democrats seem lost
when trying to pick a candidate
for president. They can't find
their butts with both hands, a
map and an OnStar navigation
system. They are clueless and,
in many instances, spineless. A
poll released two weeks ago by
the Pew Research Center for
The People & The Press found
that Democrats couldn't be bet-
ter positioned to win back the
White House and retake at
least one chamber of Congress.
"Voters are expressing strong
and consistent anti-Republican
attitudes," the report stated.
"The GOP lags well behind the
Democratic Party on nearly all
major issues, including the
economy, Iraq, education,
health care, the environment
and the budget deficit. And the
Republicans have lost ground
in recent years even on such
traditional strengths as terror-
ism and improving the nation's
morality."
A famous Democrat,
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, said: "We have noth-
ing to fear but fear itself." Sen.
John Kerry, another loser from
Massachusetts, correctly noted
that, "Now, we' got a president
and the only thing he got to sell
is fear itself."
The Bush administration
may be peddling fear, but fewer
Americans are buying it.


"The Republican Party's
advantage over the Democratic
Party in dealing with the terror-
ist threat at home which was
as large as 30 points in
January 2002 has declined to
nine points in the current sur-
vey," the Pew study says. "In
addition, the public is increas-
ingly skeptical that the U.S. is
prevailing in the war on terror-
ism."
With the November general
election less than two months
away, Democrats received some
encouraging news about the
prospect of recapturing at least
the U.S. House of
Representatives.
"As in six previous surveys
over the past 12 months, voters
by a wide margin say they favor
the Democratic congressional
candidate in their district
(50%-39%)," Pew observed.
Of 17 major issues such as
Iraq, the economy, taxes,
health care', budget deficits,
employment, crime and immi-
gration the public favored
Democrats on 16 issues.
Republicans had the edge in
only one area.
"The Republican Party con-
tinues to hold a substantial
lead in terms of having the
'stronger' political leaders -
43% say the GOP has stronger
leaders, compared to 30% who
see the Democratic Party's


leaders as stronger," the poll
found. "This is a narrower
margin than in April, when
Republicans held a 53% to
26% edge in this area, but still
stands out as one of the few
Republican advantages going
into the election season."
The reason Republicans are
perceived as stronger leaders
is because, in general, they
hold strong, clearly articulated
views. They expect and
demand Party loyalty. And if
one of their members gets out
of line, he or she is swiftly
punished. Equally important,
GOP handlers have been skill-
ful in mischaracterizing their
opponents, painting those who
raise questions about the U.S.
presence in Iraq as traitors
and linking the invasion of
Iraq to the fight on terrorism.
At the same time, Democrats
have been their own worst
enemy. They have been timid
in challenging Bush on the
war in Iraq and haven't exem-
plified courage on simple
things; they got caught up try-
ing to label a Christmas tree a
"holiday tree." Voters don't
want their leaders to be politi-
cally correct they want them
to be correct.
And the correct thing for
Democrats to do is to nominate
a Southerner for president.
In the 10 presidential elec-
tions since the John F.
Kennedy-Lyndon B. Johnson
era ended in 1968, Democrats
have won only three times,
counting Clinton's 1996 re-
election victory. With a record
like that, even poor students of
history should have learned by
now. NNPA


'Survivor' reflects race reality


HUTCHINSON
continued from 2A

are white males. Many Blacks
discover that departments or
divisions within the same com-
pany are top heavy with Black
employees and managers while
others are virtually lily-white.
Years later many still find
themselves stuck in the same
dead-end positions or stacked
into the corporate ghetto jobs
or positions such as director,
VP, manager of community
relations, equal employment
opportunity or human
resources or assigned to over-
see special markets (i.e. Black
or minority). In America's jails
and prisons, a Black, Latino or
white inmate takes his life in
his hands if he strays too far
from his own group on the yard
or the tiers.
That's only the big-ticket
stuff of segregation. There are


the less visible, and less easily
provable, annoying race dis-
tinctions. The cabs that whiz
by Black or Latino passengers,
the police officer that routinely
stops and frisks young Blacks
and Latinos solely because
they are young, Black and
Latino and the galling indignity
of being followed by security
guards and ignored by clerks
and sales personnel in depart-
ment stores. They are thorn in
the side reminders that race in
far too many cases still mat-
ters.
A fantasy reality show did not
make the real life reality of
America's lingering and insidi-
ous segregation. But if Survivor
makes millions of Americans
think, and think hard, about
that reality, then the show
should be applauded not
jeered.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is A
columnist for BlackNews.com.


Fear of a U.S. nuclear attack on Iran


I was a child during the October
1962 Cuban missile crisis, but I
remember the fear. I remember
the fear and anxiety in the faces of
my parents. At the time, I did not
understand what was occurring
or what was at stake, but I knew


that my parents were worried
about something very big.
Now, it's my turn to worry
about something very big. As any
reader of this column knows, I
adamantly opposed Bush's illegal
invasion and occupation of Iraq.
In fact, I have opposed most of
Bush's foreign policy adventures.
My feeling about the situation
with Iran, and potentially North
Korea, is even stronger. One has


to conclude, as retired NBA star
Charles Barkley recently did, that
the Republicans have lost their
minds. And that's from a person
who flirted with the idea of run-
ning for governor of Alabama as a
Republican.
There is a serious discussion
underway about attacking Iran.
Connected to this discussion is
the idea that the use of nuclear
weapons by the U.S.A. is not off
the table. It is often framed in
terms of 'tactical' weapons,
bunker busters, etc., anything
that will mislead the. average per-
son into believing that we are talk-
ing about something slightly more
serious than a cherry bomb.
Ladies and gentleman: this is a
bit more than a cherry bomb.
Nuclear : weapons have been'
used on this planet in' War only
twice, both times at the close of
World War II and both times by
the same country the USA.
Despite the fact that many coun-
tries have nuclear weapons and
the fact that the world has come
very close to experiencing nuclear
exchanges,, including full-blown
nuclear wars, we have dodged the
bullet, so to speak. Part of this, at
least during the Cold War, was the
idea that if the U.S.A. used
nuclear weapons, the Soviet
Union would as well and the
whole planet would become an


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ember floating in space.
With the collapse of the Soviet
Union, the cabal in the White
House believe that the U.S.A. has
the right to use whatever weapons
it chooses to in order to advance
its ends. Nuclear weapons,
despite various treaties signed
over the last 40 years, are back as
an option.
If nuclear weapons are used in
Iran, regardless how small, the
world forever changes in that
instant. At that very moment, the
first-use of nuclear weapons
becomes justified doctrine, which
means, for example, that India
can hit Pakistan or Pakistan can
hit India. But it also means that
someone can decide that there are
no longer any non-combatants in
the United States and that the
U.S.A. can and should be hit as
well.
The Bush administration is
fueling a very complicated situa-
tion with Iran through the use of
the same sort of demagoguery uti-
lized in advance of the Iraq inva-
sion. Half-truths, speculation,
Islamophobia and defamation are


all being brought together to justi-
fy aggression. Rather than pursu-
ing diplomacy and engaging in the
discussions that the Iranians
have requested, the Bush team
would rather saber-rattle. This
time, however, the saber is a*
nuclear weapon.
We have watched this adminis-
tration use fear of terrorism to
usher in domestic and foreign
policies that have made us less
safe rather than safer. We are now
looking at a situation that might
result in some portion of the
world, including but not limited to
Iran, glowing in the dark. Is this
not "terror?"
So, we can sit back and get
scared. We can also sit back and
hope that if the lunatics let slip
the dogs of war, that-we will some-
how be, saved. -We can instead
choose to make our voices heard
in the halls of Congress, in the
media and, indeed, in the streets
of the U.S.A. to the effect that we
are not interested in aggression,
nuclear or otherwise, against
Iran, Syria, North Korea or any
other alleged axis. We are, howev-
er, interested in bringing to a close
an administration that has exhib-
ited a callous disregard for the
well-being of this planet and that,
in the name of its God, is pre-
pared to dance to the song of
Armageddon.


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Miami-Dade 'County has a new distinction. It has been
voted "The most politically corrupt county in the country."
The claim is that the taxpayers are being robbed blind
because our officials can't see for looking the other way. Stay
tuned.


Question of the week: If Miami-Dade County has 30,000
workers and a budget of $6.89 billion, why should we be
spending $826 million for consultants? Are we hiring a
bunch of dummies with no expertise instead of competent
employees?


And how about our Water and Sewer Department? We
employ 2,700 people, but we pay for more than 4,200 mobile
phones and other portable communication devices. No won-
der the department is $2.4 million over its telecommunica-
tions budget. The department also has $4.5 million in uncol-
lected fees from real estate developers. When taxpayers fail
to pay our water bill on time, they shut off our water. Why
not do the same for developers? Stay tuned.


Some people have noted it is no accident that democrat
Jim Davis announced his Lt. Governor choice in Broward
rather than Miami. Sources are saying that although Daryl
Jones' selection as the democratic Lt. Governor candidate is
widely supported, the first choice was Ft. Lauderdale Rep.
Chris Smith, also Black.


People are asking when the arrests of other developers and
corrupt housing agency people who stole poor folks housing
money will happen.

*******
Now that the Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way
for a special election on Carlos Alvarez's strong mayor pro-
posal, people are beginning to ask whether they will receive
better service from their commissioners than Alvarez can
deliver when all departments report to him.


Folks are still wondering if the gas prices are only going to
go down until the next travel holiday comes during
Thanksgiving.








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.Housing Coalition take demands to County Chambers


The Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. help secure $1 million
donation for MLK Memorial.

Miami Alphas get $1 million donation for MLK Memorial


The Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc. and its sub-
sidiary, the Beta Beta Lambda
Alpha Education Foundation,
Inc. is having a banner year as
the fraternity celebrates its 100
Year Centennial Anniversary.
The Greater Miami Chapter was
recognized at the Centennial
Celebration, held in


Washington, DC, as National
Alumni Chapter of the Year for
the Southern Region.
One of the chapter's major
accomplishments was their
fundraising activities for the Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National
Memorial Project in Washington,
DC. This past August 28
marked the 43rd anniversary of
the infamous I Have A Dream


speech delivered by Alpha
Brother Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial facing the National
Mall in Washington, DC.
As of today, there is only a
marker of where he stood when
he delivered that powerful and
unforgettable speech. In the
next few months ... that will
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ACTIVISTS
continued from 1A
Vice President for PACT, asked
that all members of the housing
coalition stand in order to show
how many people were affected
by the decisions of the county.
Three-fourths of the audience
rose to their feet.
Disgruntled residents and
organizational leaders began
chanting "Show us the money,"
while proposing resolutions to
what the coalition is calling a


housing crisis. Members of the
audience waved dollar bills in
the air symbolizing funds need-
ed to provide adequate housing
as coalition members
approached the County
Commission dais.
The 2006-2007 budget for
Miami-Dade county is set at
$6.88 billion, which, according
to Phalen, is the fourth largest
amount nationwide. Last year's
property tax revenues were in
excess of $600 million. The cur-
rent proposed budget for the


county's affordable housing
needs is $10 million, which the
coalition argues is not enough.
Community activists such as
Reverend Willie McCrae of
Redemption Missionary Baptist
Church in Liberty City, James
Bush of the Laborers Union
and Yvonne Stratford of LIFFT
demanded that the County
invest more millions to alleviate
the lack of affordable housing.
The Commission will enact its
final budget at a hearing sched-
uled for Friday, September 22.


The Villas of St. Agnes welcomes 76 new homeowners


HOMES
continued from 1A
striving to revive Overtown with
hopes that one day the commu-
nity be referred to as north
downtown Miami.
The Villas of St. Agnes were
designed to afford those who
continued to live and work in
the Overtown area the opportu-
nity to purchase property in
order to keep historical ties to
the community. "I wanted to
make sure that the people
whose forefathers built
Overtown were not left out of


the picture and the 80 families
of the Villas of St. Agnes are
the very seeds God himself has
planted here to grow with
Overtown into its new future,"
said Barry.
Father Barry disclosed that
over 100 low-moderate income
families took educational
classes on finance, saved
money, repaired their credit
and submitted applications 'for
the new development over a
span of two years. Buyers who
fell in the lowest income
bracket were able to sign a
contract for a restricted say-


ings account where a mini-
mum deposit of $20 a month
would be matched equally up
to $5,000 for the down pay-
ment and closing costs of the
unit.
The Villas of St. Agnes part-
nered up with organizations
such as the Housing Finance
Authority of Miami-Dade
County; the Empowerment
Zone Trust; Bank of America;
the Office of Community and
Economic Development;
Metro-Miami Action Plan and
the Surtax program.
Compiled by Brandyss Howard


Daryl Jones campaigns to be first Black Lt. Governor


JONES
continued from 1A
fighter jets, studied math and
rose to the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel. He later graduated
cum laude from the University
of Miami's Law School. At
Miami, he became the first
Black student to serve on the
school's Law Review staff.
Jones continued to excel after
election to the Florida House of
Representatives in 1990. His
leadership abilities were recog-
nized early and he was
assigned to a capitol building
office with the former House
Speaker Pro Tempore rather
than the House Office base-
ment location generally
reserved for freshmen legisla-
tors. Jones moved to the


Florida Senate in 1992, after
only one House term, in a newly
created Senate District in
which Black voters were not a
majority of the population.
Senator Jones was selected by
his colleagues as Senate
President Designate as well as
leadership of six different com-
mittees. Although his district
was not predominately Black,
his commitment to Black issues
was confirmed by his election
as Chair of the Florida
Conference of Black State
Legislators by the other Black
House and Senate members.
Jones was also one of the first
Black public officials to support
a little known Arkansas
Governor who wanted to' be
President in 1994, forming a
personal and political relation-


ship with Bill Clinton, which
continued into his presidential
term.
President Clinton nominated
Jones to be Secretary of the
U.S. Air Force, but that nomi-
nation ended on a committee
tie vote when Republicans used
his nomination as a way to fight
President Clinton. Despite
some racial overtones in the
opposition, Jones has stated
only that politics rather than
race determined the outcome of
that nomination.
Jones has primarily dedicat-
ed his time to his family and his
consultant business since his
political time. However, when
Democratic nominee Davis
noted that he chose the best
person for the job; few people
have disagreed with him.


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The Miami Times, September 20-26, 2006 5A


s kcalB Must Control ;


Republican Crist selects Coral

Springs Kottkamp as Lt. Governor


Special to The Times


Little known State
Representative Jeff
Kottkamp of Cape
Coral on Florida's
West coast was select-
ed by Republican
gubernatorial candi-
date Charlie Crist as
his Lieutenant
Governor running CR
mate. Kottkamp is
touted by Crist as the sponsor
of a 2003 bill that gave the
c Attorney General more power
to prosecute civil rights cases.
Kottkamp is also supported
R by the conservative wing of the
c Republican Party for his posi-
- tions and causes. One of the
5 most well known causes was
state legislation allowing state
- intervention to reinsert the
a feeding tube of a severely brain
s damaged Terry Schiavo in
'i order to keep her biologically
J alive, over the objections of her
husband. He has also spon-
I sored bills considered as easier
to prove crimes and providing
f an age limitation on persons
seeking a public defender
I based upon the ability to pay.
Kottkamp's HB -1193, which
died on the House calendar,


1ST


made it easier to
charge a person driv-
ing under the influ-
ence with killing
another person if a
pregnant woman's
fetus died as a result
of an accident caused
by the drunken or
drugged driver.
Kottkamp has
incurred the wrath of
the conservative busi-


ness community because he
did not support a bill
that put limits on law-
suits by persons
injured because of
negligence. Kottkamp
is an attorney, having .
graduated from the
University of Florida
law school in 1987.
Such positions and
the 2003 civil rights
bill has created an
enigmatic perception KOT7
of him. although his
selection is widely perceived as
Crist's attempt to reach out to
conservatives and family ori-
ented voters. Kottkamp is mar-
ried with a 23-month-old child,
while Crist is unmarried and
has no children. Crist has
been criticized by right win


9 -


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-
whelming trash sights that
impact on the appearance of
our community.
We will keep track of how
long the problem exists before
it is remedied.
On 46th Street and NW 31st
Avenue, there are cracked


sidewalks that allow rain Audrey Edmonson and were
water to flow in the residents' told the problem will be fixed.
driveways and yards. In the To notify The Miami Times
targeted area, predominately of areas in need of repair, ren-
elderly people reside. ovation or cleaning, please
The Miami Times contacted contact Terrell Clayton at
the staff of Commissioner 305-694-6216.


This Week in Black History


SEPTEMBER 20
1975: This was the first full day of free-
dom for Miami residents Freddie Pitts and
Wilbert Lee, who were officially freed at
12:03 p.m. the previous day, after more
than 12 years of incarceration. Nine of
those years had been on death row.
Special thanks to the heroic efforts of
reporter Gene Miller, the legal skills of
Phil Hubbart, Irwin Block and Maurice
Rosen (referred to in the Panama City
newspaper as the "glib -tongued, silk-
suited American Civil Liberties lawyers."
Freddie & Wilbert went to Miami and
enjoyed their first party with supporters
and friends.

1984: The first episode of 'The Cosby
Show' aired. The show changed the tele-
vised depiction and mindset of Black fam-
ilies as dysfunctional or poor or presided
over by abandoned single women. The


World protest,
Hundreds of thousands of
people raffled in cities across
the world to protest the vio-
lence in the war-torn Darfur
region of Sudan and urge
world leaders to intervene to
resolve the conflict.
On Sunday, tens of thou-
sands of people demonstrat-
ed in New York City, religious
leaders gathered outside
Downing Street in London to
pray for a resolution and a


characters shaped how Black children
and parents viewed themselves as well.

SEPTEMBER 21
1891: F. W. Leslie, inventor, patented
the envelope seal.

SEPTEMBER 22
1950: Dr. Ralph Bunche was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the first
Black American to receive this achieve-
ment. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was the
second Black American 15 years later.
Named the UN mediator to bring a cease
fire to the Palestinian-Israel war after the
appointed mediator had been assassinat-
ed, he obtained an armistice agreement
between Israel and the Arab states after
11 months of ceaseless negotiation.

SEPTEMBER 23
1926: John Coltrane, one of the most


innovative, copied and famed jazz musi-
cians, was born.
SEPTEMBER 24
1957: Nine Black students integrated
previously all white Central High School in
Little Rock Arkansas. This occurred
despite violent protests and the use of
armed nationalized forces. Brown v.
Board of Education outlawing segregation
had been decided three years earlier.

SEPTEMBER 25
1974: Barbara W. Hancock became the
first Black woman named a White House
fellow;

SEPTEMBER 26
1937: Bessie Smith, one of the first
nationally known and popular blues
singers, died as a result of a car accident
in Mississippi.


want Dafur violence ended


candlelight vigil was held in
Cambodia to remember
Darfur victims.
In a counter demonstra-
tion, about 150 people in
Khartoum, Sudan, marched
to the U.N.'s offices to
protest the proposed deploy-
ment of U.N. peacekeepers in
Darfur. Ibrahim Mohamed
Ibrahim, the head of the
Sudanese Council of
Voluntary Associations,


spoke to the protesters, urg-
ing them to "resist any mili-
tary intervention in the
Sudan."
Protests and other events
for the "Global Day for
Darfur" were scheduled in
four dozen cities worldwide
to show support for Darfur's
people and pressure the
Sudanese government to pro-
tect its civilians and end the
conflict.


Obama says Dems need to be tough on security stance


The Democratic Party must
have a tougher stance on
national security if it wants to
succeed in the November elec-
tions, Illinois Sen. Barack
Obama warned fellow
Democratic activists Sunday.
"What Democrats have to do
is to close the deal," said
Obama, the keynote speaker
at Iowa Sen. Torn Harkin's
29th annual steak fry. "We
have got to show we have a
serious agenda for change."
He said a carefully cast mes-
sage could lure moderate
Republicans who are uncom-
fortable with the White
House's conservative stance.
"The last five years has not
made us more competitive,
has not opened more opportu-


nities and has not made us
safer," Obama told more than
2,000 Democrats gathered at
the county fairgrounds in
Indianola. Appearing in Iowa,
where precinct caucuses
launch the presidential cam-


paign season, raised eyebrows
about Obama's intentions for
a presidential run in 2008.
The first-term senator would-
n't say whether he was consid-
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Republicans as soft on abor-
tion and supportive of civil
unions for gays. Kottkamp
supports neither position.
Crist used the 1993 Dr.
Marvin Davies. Act, which
strengthen the 1991 Office of
Civil Rights, created by a Black
Miami-Dade legislator, to
clearly prosecute civil rights
cases such as the North
Florida hotel owner accused of
barring Black guests from the
hotel pool. Crist's notice of
Kottkamp's selection
listed the bill as one of
his running mate's
"most notable pieces
of legislation."
Democratic State
|i |K! Representative
Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, who
served with Kottkamp,
told The Miami Times
that she found him to
AMP be "very fair, open and
easy to talk with." She
further stated that Kottkamp
has worked with democrats,
saying, "He has helped on
issues as one who had to work
both sides of the aisle."
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Kentucky businessman
Vernon Jefferson was sen-
tenced to seven years and three
months in federal
prison for bribing Rep.
William Jefferson for
more than $400,000 to
get high tech con-
tracts. Meanwhile
Rep. Jefferson, who
has yet to be indicted,
faces 12 opponents in
the November 7 elec-
tion. If no one candi-
date receives 50% of OB.
the vote, a December
runoff among the top two can-
didates will be held . .
In Chicago, Rep. Jesse L.
Jackson Jr., son of the
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson,
has announced his candidacy
for Mayor in next year's elec-
tion, along with Cook County
'Clerk Dorothy Brown . .
In a major financial deal that
will involve over $200 million,
the Coca-Cola Company has
agreed to buy out the stock of
the Philadelphia Coca-Cola
Bottling Company, owned by
nationally prominent New York
businessman J. Bruce
Llewellyn, over the next two
years. Llewellyn had been the
major bottler for the past 23
years . .
Motown Records' legendary


singer, songwriter and produc-
er Bill "Smokey" Robinson,
will be among five to receive the
Kennedy Center hon-
ors in Washington DC
for 2006, it was
announced . .
Africa's First demo-
cratically elected pres-
ident, Liberia's
President Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf,
addressed and
received an honorary
AMA degree at the
Clarke Atlanta
University Fall
Convocation ...
With initial grants of
$100 million and $50
million respectfully, the
Bill and Melinda Gates
and Rockefeller
Foundations have GA
teamed to fight hunger and
poverty in Africa . .
Fresh from a historic trip to
Kenya, Illinois Sen. Barack
Obama drew a standing room
only crowd as he hosted at a
session on Africa in the 21st
Century at the Congressional
Black Caucus' Annual
Legislative Conference at the
Washington Convention Center
last weekend . .
Funeral services were held
recently in Baltimore for


Victoria Gray Adams, 79, one
of the leaders along with
Fannie Lou Hamer, of the
Mississippi Freedom
Democratic Party of the 1960's
civil rights movement, which
challenged the political system
in their state ...
Washington activists are
mourning the death of veteran
civil rights leader Yvonne
Price, 76, long associated with
the late Clarence Mitchell and
the Leadership Conference on
Civil Rights . .
At least ten journal-
ists were paid by the US
Government for anti-
Castro reports, it was
revealed this week as
new reports came of
commentator
Armstrong Williams
TES receipt of over
$240,000 from the government
for his special commentaries .

Noted artist Betty Saar, who
two decades ago put a pistol
and rifle on Aunt Jemima to
change her image, has a new
show on,
"Migrations / Transformation,"
at the Michael Rosenfeld
Gallery in New York, to cele-
brate her 80 years in art . .
Federal prosecutors looking
into the expenditures of former


Newark Mayor Sharpe James
have expanded to include ten
staffers who accompanied him
on several trips, subpoenaing
their debit and credit cards . .
Hip-Hop mogul Sean Combs
has been forced to drop
"Diddy" from his name in the
United Kingdom under an out
of court settlement with a
British star Richard "Diddy"
Dearlove, who claims that he
had the title first.

AROUND TOWN
State Senator David
Paterson made local and state
political history as he became
the Black nominee for
Lieutenant Governor on the
Democratic statewide ticket
with gubernatorial candidate
Eliot Spitzer .
With strong labor and
Caribbean support, City
Councilwoman Yvette
Clarke proved to be a
"man killer" as she
defeated Caucasian
hopeful David Yassky,
State Senator Carl
Andrews and Chris DII
Owens, son of Rep.
Major Owens, in Brooklyn's
11th Congressional District.
In a neighboring district,
incumbent Rep. Ed Townes
beat off opposition from
Councilman Charles Barron
and Assemblyman Roger
Green to win a new term in
his congressional seat . .
Meanwhile in Queens, con-
troversial State Sen. Ada
Smith lost out to Laura
Huntley, a veteran communi-
ty school board official in


Queens . .
Funeral services were held
on September 16 for retired
police officer Ozzie
Thompson, who died in White
Plains Hospital after suffering
a stroke. He was a dedicated
community activist and in
recent years had been
active with the Apollo -
Theater and
Assemblyman Keith
Wright . .
Harlem political and
civil leaders joined with "
Gov. George Pataki
and PAL leaders in ded-
icating the new com- JET
munity $6 million
facelift to the former 369th
Armory last week, with sports
and community activity space

Congrats to retired
former Deputy Health
Commissioner E.
Randy DuPree who
was elected as the
Chairman of the
Harlem Hospital
Community Board . .
)DY Basketball legend
and Hall of Famer
Kareem Abdul Jabaar is mov-
ing into a Marcus Garvey Park
brownstone and finding the
neighborhood hasn't changed.
Neighbors are criticizing him
for garbage left on the side-
walks.
Veteran newscaster Mark
McEwen is making a brief tel-
evision appearance after suf-
fering a stroke . .
Harlem community residents
were amused last week after
learning that the wheelchair


bound community grandmoth-
er who pulled out her gun and
wounded a would be mugger
as he was attempting to rob
her is 57 year old Margaret
Johnson, granddaughter of
the late Ellsworth "Bumpy"
Johnson, a noted community
underworld figure.
f Police indicated that no
charges would be filed
against her, noting that
.. she has awards for her
marksmanship .
Midtown advertising
agencies who have done
little on integration in
TER recent years have
agreed to step up on
non-white hiring in a new
agreement with the city's
Human Rights Commission,
which will monitor the
progress of the agencies . .
With new state reports show-
ing deficit spending going into
the millions, there is a call for
the firing of Roosevelt School
Superintendent Ronald Ross.
The district has been run by
the State for the past four
years . .
Despite last minute pleas
from several leading politi-
cians, a $12.75 million bond
financing project was approved
by a city panel by a 6-4 vote by
the city's Industrial
Development Agency.
New York Yankees Captain
and 2006 MVP candidate
Derek Jeter is denying reports
that he has purchased a $8.5
million home in New Jersey for
his parents. Jeter owns homes
in Manhattan and Tampa,
Florida.


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PUBLIC HEARING
The Governing Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized Area will hold a public
hearing on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. In the County Commission Chambers, Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 NW First Street, Miami, Florida.
The Governing Board will consider the following Long Range Transportation Plan (Plan) and Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP) Amendments:
1. 2030 LRTP: NW/NE 79th Street, NW 81st Street and NW/NE 82nd Street
This amendment will add the widening of NW/NE 79th Street from four (4) to six (6) lanes between NW 13th Court and
Biscayne Bay to the Priority IV Unfunded portion of the Plan. The amendment also, proposes additional roadway capacity
along the corridor in order to accommodate premium transit.
2. FY 2007 TIP: FDOT Roll-Forward Projects Transit Section
This amendment will add project phases to the 2007 TIP that were originally scheduled in the 2006 TIP for authorization in
the State fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. These projects are included in the current FY 2007-2011 TIP. Since these
phases were not obligated by June 30, 2006, they need to roll forward into the new State fiscal year 2006/2007.
All interested parties are invited to attend. For further information, please contact the MPO Secretariat, Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 NW First Street, Suite 910, Miami, Florida 33128, phone: (305) 375-4507; e-mail: mpo@miamidade.gov ;
website: www.miamidade.gov/mpo
It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The facility
is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call 305-
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Do you feel safer from terrorists now than

you did five years ago? Why or why not?


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A man pushed over a cash register
system at Loehmann's, located at 18701
Biscayne Boulevard, at 6:45 p.m.The man
approached the cash register area ask-
ing to use the store's phone to make a
call. The store manager said when they
asked the man to wait a moment before
using the phone, he became angry and
knocked over the register, causing it to
crash on the ground. The man then ran
away.

Police charged a 36-year-old man with
possession of marijuana after they
smelled a strong odor of the drug. Police
said they first saw the man at a nearby
gas station and noticed he smelled like
marijuana. Police then stopped the man
and approached his car, noticing the odor
again, the report stated. Police arrested


the man after they asked him if he had
any drugs in the car and he replied,
"There's a joint in the ashtray." The inci-
dent happened around 211th Street and
NE Biscayne Boulevard at about 8 p.m.

Police charged a 27-year-old man with
grand theft after he shoplifted at the
Macy's located at' 19545 Biscayne
Boulevard at 3 p.m. Police said store
security stopped the man after seeing
him leave the store with two Ionic
Breezes, valued at $398. According to the
report, while detaining the man inside
the store's security office, they found he
had more stolen merchandise inside his
car.

A thief stole three credit cards and
$150 from a woman at Marshalls, located


at 16801 Collins Avenue, at 3:30 p.m. The
woman was shopping at the store when
a man approached her and started a con-
versation about buying clothes for his
girlfriend. The man then left and just five
minutes later, the woman found the cash
and credit cards missing. The woman
also received calls from her credit card
company notifying her that someone just
made a purchase valued at $3,000 on it.

A robber attacked a man in the area of
1100 and Pennsylvania Avenue at 2 a.m.
The man was walking home when anoth-
er man approached from behind and hit
him in the head, causing him to fall to the
ground. When the victim started to get
up, the robber said, "Now give me your
money, bitch," before running away. No
stolen items were reported.


"I don't feel '
safer. You
have terrorists
over here. You
don't have to
be from
another coun-
try to be a ter-
rorist. We
have people
that are killing
each other in the United States,
that's what I'm afraid of. It's
like we're prisoners in our own
homes."

EARNEST ALLEN

"No. I don't
feel safe. The

attacks really
didn't bother
me because I
think that's
just how
things are.
Until I leave
this earth and be with God I
won't feel safe. It's people in
this country [that are] killing
each other."


"I don't
believe in ter-
rorist attacks.
I'm more
afraid, of my
president


than I
anybody.
believe
it's him


am
I
that
that


had us going
through all of this stuff. How do
we know if it was the terrorists
that came over here. To answer
your question, I'm more afraid
of the president than I am the
terrorists."


ERICK ALOUVER

"You have
two kinds of
terrorists.
What about
our young peo-
ple killing each
other? There's
a war that's
going on right
now in the
streets. These people from other
countries don't bother me."


"No [I don't feel safe], because
the United States lets everyone
come over into
this country
except for
Black folks.
The terrorists
aren't Black.
We're not safe
over here
because we
don't know the
terrorists from
regular people. So no I am not
[safe]."


MELVIN PECK

"I'm more afraid of the gov-
ernment than
the terrorists.
I don't think
the terrorists
will bother us
if we don't
bother them. I
think things
are back to
normal now.
They have
stopped a lot of the people from
coming into the country."


Compiled byTerrell Clayton


Black Legislators Town Hall Meeting


Six members of the Miami- dents the laws and money that
Dade County Legislative was vetoed by Governor Bush
Delegation are hosting a town as well as other important legis-
hall meeting at lation that
Miami-Dade passed. The
College North discussion will
Campus today also begin the
at 5:30 p.m. process of
Legis 1 ative developing leg-
s t a f f e r islative pro-
Sh aq uitoa posals for the
Rahming stat- next legislative
ed the purpose ROBERSON BULLARD s e s s i o n .
of the meeting Topics of dis-
is for'legislators to inform their cussion *ill include affordable
constituents of the laws passed housing, senior citizen care,
during the 2006 Session and to homeowners and health insur-
tell how those laws are ance as well as propos-
pertinent to their als directed toward
diverse communities. solving the recent rash
State Senators of gun violence in the
Larcenia Bullard and community.
Frederica Wilson will The Legislative Town
appear with State "Hall Meeting will take
Representatives place at the Lehman
Dorothy Bendross- Theater, 11380 NW 27
Mindingall, Edward HOLLOWAY Avenue. Admission and
Bullard, Wilbert "Tee" parking in lot 8 are
Holloway and Yolly Roberson. free. The president of the North
The law makers are expected to Campus will also participate in
discuss with community resi- the event.


Iron Barr Group presents Freestyle


reestyle
The public is invited to Freestyle, Saturday, September 23,
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 5 p.m. at Florida
Memorial University, Lou Rawls. Center for Performing "Arts,
located at 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens. $15 in
advance $20 at the door.
For more information, call 305-620-2487 orwww.ironbarr.com.


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How can we make your ride better?


Transit Director rides with 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 cus-
tomers where service improve-
ments are most needed.
On September 15, Bradley
rode on a Route 9 bus, headed
from Aventura Mall to downtown
Miami. On this occasion, he had
the opportunity to hear from sev-
eral customers regarding Miami-
Dade Transit services.
On her way to the doctor was
frequent rider Veronica Young, a
retired nurse. Having lived in
New York City for 44 years, she
had a lot to say about her experi-
ence in riding buses and trains.
During my conversation with
Ms. Young, I asked her what
Miami-Dade Transit needs to do
to provide even better service,
Overall, she was very pleased
with transit. Yet she was con-
cenwd about the frequency of
service aund overcrowding on
Route 91. 1 told Ms. Young that as
part of the impmvements made
under the People's Transportation
Plan, Miami-Dade Transit's fre-
quency qofsenrice.for all of its bus
rutes is now 30 minutes or better
during rush hours.
And just last month, 36 out of
107 bus routes comuivywide were
adjusted to enhance perfonrm-
ance and reliability as part of
our ongoing. e./ort to improve all


Miami-Dade Transit Director Roosevelt Bradley and transit
rider Veronica Young talk about transit services.


Metrobus routes.
I assured Ms. Young that her
complaint on bus Route 91 will
be addressed promptly, and that
more bus trips will be added as
needed to relieve overcrowding.
I was pleased to hear that Ms.
Young has been using her
Golden Passport, and that she
loves it because of the freedom it
gives her to go anywhere, any-
time. For seniors like Ms. Young,
the Golden Passport plays an
important role in their lives
because it provides them with
free transportation service


throughout the county, giving
them a sense of independence.
Along the way, I came across
Daphne McGregor, who has
been riding transit for over 19
ears. Ms. McGregor is a fre-
quent rider of mutes 9 and 75.
She suggested that MDT should
add weekend service for Route
75. I explained to Ms. McGregor
that even though we routinely
check on the performance of our
Metrobus routes, it always helps


to hear from customers directly
on where additional service is
needed. I reiterated to Ms.
McGregor that as a result of her
feedback, we will evaluate her
recommendation.
Several riders mentioned they
would like to see more bus shelters
installed around the 163rd Street
Mall. Currently, the sidewalk
space available does not allow for
additional bus shelters. 7b address
this issue, Miami-Dade Trmnsit is
presently negotiating with the mall
to get additional space to install
more shelters.
To date, 1,045 solar-powered
shelters have been placed in unin-
corporated Miami-Dade and
municipalities like Miami Ganlrdens
and Doral, anong others.
I look forward to continue
talking to you, our customers,
not only to inforn you of Miami-
Dade Transit's accomplishments
made utuler the People's
transportation Plan, but also to
hear from you on what we need
to do to continue improving our
system overall.
If you would like me to ride
with you, please call 305-375-
2597, or send me an e-mail at
rbradley@nmiamidade.gov. Or if
you prefer to send in your com-
ments and/or concerns, please
visit ww.miamidade.gov/tran-
sit and click on the feedback
zone link.


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Do you love like David loved?


Have you thought since last
week about the qualities of
David that we should be dis-
playing in our own lives? Last
week, I shared about David's
repentant heart. Though David
made mistakes, unwise deci-
sions and just plain ole sinned
- he had a tender heart toward
the Lord and was pricked by
the Holy Spirit when he did
wrong to confess his sins to


God.
David was also faithful to
God. Though he spent his life
in the midst of ungodly and
heathen nations, David never
succumbed to their idol wor-
ship. David loved God's Word
and His commandments.
There is no mention in the
Bible that David ever indulged
in any of the many evil prac-
tices of these heathen nations.


Psalms 19 and 33 are just two
examples of David's belief that
it was God who formed the
world and has authority over
them not 'gods' made with
stone and wood.
David loved the Lord. When I
read the psalms that David
wrote, there is no doubt that
David loved the Lord. It was
not just 'lip service,' he sincere-
ly and without reservation
loved his Lord. In Psalms 18
and 116 David writes of his love
for his Lord and those are just
two of so very many in which
David declares how strong his
love is for His Master.
He was not ashamed of his
love he declared it to all. He
didn't just shout and dance in


the church, but spoke of his
love to his fellow Jews, as well
as his enemies. I know that
many men think that they
must be hard and unyielding
and that is what is expected of
men, but David was a strong
man a warrior and yet his
heart cried out constantly to
God.
Once I served on a prison
retreat with a minister and we
were in the prayer room pray-
ing for one of our teammates
who was giving a talk to the
inmates. I looked over at him
and said "Richard, you really
love the Lord, don't you?" He
looked at me with tears flowing
from his eyes, and declared
boldly "so much, Sister Pat,


so much!"
At that moment, I thought
how beautiful it was to see a
man whose heart was so tender
toward the Lord that the very
mention of his love for Him
brought tears to his eyes. This
is the type of love that David
had for God. His heart was ten-
der toward his Lord.
One last thing that I would
like to mention about David -
he wasn't perfect! Sometimes
we think that we can never
achieve a relationship with the
Lord unless we have con-
quered all of our demons and
have no sin in our life. That is
exactly why we need to get
close to the Lord to conquer
our demons and dispel that sin


out of our lives!! The Bible is
full of instances as I wrote ear-
lier that show clearly that
David was not perfect*. He
made mistakes as a husband;
he failed to discipline his son
who raped his own sister; and
occasionally made decisions
from his flesh instead of his
spirit.
But though David failed at a
number of things, he never
failed to approach God with a
humble, loving, repentant
heart. He knew that his only
chance of survival was to
throw himself upon the mercy
of a kind, loving and forgiving
God. He was not perfect, just
as we are not perfect but he
knew who was!


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.

International Prophet Henry
Walker is holding a Prophetic,
Healing and Deliverance
Revival service, September 22
at 7 p.m. at the Richmond
Heights Woman's Club. The
next service will Be October 6
and every two weeks thereafter
on a Friday at the same loca-
tion. For more information,
call 786-346-0593.

Historic Saint Francis
Xavier Catholic Church, are
pleased to announce that
State Senator Frederica S.
Wilson will join us for Mass
this Sunday, September 24 at
10:30 a.m. and will address
the congregation during the
service. For more information
or directions, contact our
church office at 305-576-
2957.

New Beginning
International Hope Outreach
Ministries, Apostle R.W.
Welch, pastor, invites you to
worship service with Pastor


Reginald Wilkerson as he
preaches the anointed Word of
God, September 20 at 7:30
p.m. For more information,
please call 786-258-1826.

World Deliverance Church,
Dr. Norris Kelly, pastor, hosts
annual Dual's Day, September
24 at 11 a.m.

Pastor Avery Jones and the
Holy Spirit Ministries Family
invites you to their Women's
Conference, September 28 and
the Appreciation Celebration
honoring First Lady Evangelist
Albertha Jones, September 29.
Both events will occur at 7:30
p.m. at Poinciana Park
Elementary School. For fur-
ther information, please con-
tact 305-759-3249.

True Life Healing Int'l
Ministries, Dr. Veronica
Graham, pastor, Invites you to
three nights of King Revival,
Sept. 20-Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Come and hear a powerful
word on the next scheduled
event of the True Sons of God.

Reverend Karl A. Jackson
and God's Way Assembly
Faith Cathedral invites you to
"All Night Prayer and Worship
Service," September 29 from
11 p.m. to sunrise. Breakfast
will be served. For more infor-
mation please call 305-685-
6855.


Holy Ghost Faith
Deliverance Ministries, Elder
Willie D. James, pastor, will be
having a Musical Gospel
Celebration, September 23 at
7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 786-337-5939
or 305-696-5107.

Faith Christian Center will
host The Musical/Hat Tea,
October 29 at 4 p.m. Theme
colors are Purple and Gold
with attire semi-formal.
Donations are welcome.

Faith Christian
Evangelical Covenant
Church, Apostle Winston and
Dr. Cislin Williams, pastors,
will host Wednesday Night
Bible Teaching with Pastor
Betty Howard. Please call 305-
251-6828 for more informa-
tion.

Greater Israel Bethel PB
Church will be hosting its
annual 2006 Health Fair,
September 23 from 8 a.m. to
12 p.m. There will be free
blood pressure, glucose and
dental screenings. For more
information, please call 305-
573-6331.

Macedonia Church of God
In Christ, Superintendent Paul
Golatt, Jr., pastor, invites you
to its 47th Jurisdictional
Women's Convention,
September 20-22. For more
information, please call 305-
238-4013.
******* *


A Mission with a New
Beginning Church along with
our pastor, Eugene Joyner, Sr.
is calling all Independent
Pentecostal old members to
our Family and Friends serv-
ice, September 24 at 3 p.m.

Myrtle Grove Presbyterian
Church, Reverend Leon Lovell-
Martin, pastor, will have the
Presbyterian Women Annual
Tea under the theme "Serving;
Sharing, Celebrating and
Seeking Faithfulness together
in the Family of God,"
September 24 at 4 p.m.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to be part of
their powerful Bible Study on
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.. and
anointed Healing .and
Deliverance on Fridays at 7:30
p.m. For more information,
call 786-258-1826.

The Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church of
Brownsville, Reverend Larrie
M. Lovett, II, pastor, will have
its Church Bazaar on
Saturday, September 23 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and
enjoy a fun filled day of activi-
ties. For more information,
please call 305-634-6721.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to be a part of
their Gospel Youth Explosion
on Saturday, September 30 at
7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call Evangelist


Glaster at 786-873-1778.

Come one come all to
Greater Peace Missionary
Baptist Church, R. Hicks,
pastor, on Sunday, September
24 at 4'p.m. to worship with
us. For more information, con-
tact Mrs. Williams at 305-624-
6082 or Mr. Hamilton at 305-
685-0618.

SPastor Barbara Boyce and
New Life Family Worship
Center invites everyone to a
three-night revival "It's
Harvest Time," September 20-
22 starting at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly. For more information,
please call 305-623-0054.
****** ***
Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
Pastor of God's Way Assembly
Faith Cathedral, Inc., can be
heard every Sunday from 7
a.m. to 8 a.m. on 104.5 FM
during the 'Preserving the
Heritage Radio Ministry
Program.' Fore more informa-
tion, visit www.gwafc.org or
call 305-685-6855 or 786-
287-1895.

The St. Peters Missionary
Baptist Church Family invites
you to the Installation Services
for Kito March, Sr., October 3-
8. For more information,
please call 305-232-1620.

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.

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.

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 informa-
tion, 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.

Please turn to CHURCH 10B


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The Zeta Community
Center invites you to join us for
our 'Lights on After school'
event, October 12 at 5 p.m. in
the center. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-836-7060
or fax 786-318-2200.

Humana is offering free edu-
cational seminars to help con-
sumers learn about Medicare
health benefits, prescription
drug coverage options and
important dates to remember
for 2007. For more information,
date, time or location, please
call 1-800-216-8111 or TDD at
1-877-833-4486.
********
The Militant Labor Forum
will be hosting the "Malcolm X:
His Revolutionary Ideas and
their Relevance Today" at the
Militant Labor Forum Hall,
.September 22 at 7:30 p.m. with
dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more
information, call 305-756-
4436.

Chief John F. Timoney,
Senator Frederica Wilson and
Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones will host the
annual International Day of
Peace, September 21 at 11:30
a.m. in Liberty Square. For
more information, call 305-
579-6184.
******** *
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools will host a Reading
Rally before the last Florida
Marlins game, October 1 at
9:30 a.m at the Dolphin
Stadium. Admission is free. For
more information, please call
305-995-1912.

Lauderhill Businesses and
"It's In You" Speakers
Network, along with several
community organizations, are
hosting AWAKE! An Inventors
Expo on October 7 from 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. For details, con-
tact Dr. Judith Ann at 754-
245-2093.

The Militant Labor Forum
will host "The Middle East,
Capitalism's World Disorder
and Prospects for
Revolutionary Change" at the
Militant Forum Hall,
September 30 at 4 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-756-4436.


Attention High School
Juniors and Seniors, the
"Maximizing the Next Level: Life
After Graduation" seminar will
be held, September 23 from 10
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North
Dade Regional Library. For
more information, call 305-
626-4726.

Miami-Dade Transit will be
providing express Metromover
service for passengers attend-
ing the Grand Opening cere-
monies at the Carnival Center
for the performing Arts October
5-October 8. For transit infor-
mation, call 305-770-3131.

The Citizens' Independent
Transportation Trust (CITT)
Project and Financial Review
Committee will convene
September 20 at 2 p.m., in the
CITT conference room. For
available agendas, more infor-
mation about the CITT and the
People's Transportation Plan
(PTP), visit
www.miamidade.gov/citt/.

The Eric E. Williams
Memorial Lecture at Florida
International University cele-
brates its eighth consecutive
year on October 6 a 6 p.m. with
a lecture titled. "Eric Williams
and the Continuing Challenges
of a Diverse Carribean" at the
Wertheim Performing Arts
Center. Admission is free and
open to the public. For more
information, please contact
305-919-5521 or
africana@fiuu.edu.

The Junior League of
Miami is hosting its third
annual Golf Tournament at
Crandon Park Golf Course on
October 13. The day includes a
luncheon and 18 holes of com-
petitive golf for fun and prizes.
For more information on the
event or to become a sponsor,
please visit the Junior League
of Miami website at
http: / /www.jlmiami.org or
event co-chairs Kim Sarkisian
at ksarkisian@mbellsouth.net or
Linda Criblez at
lindacriblez()yahoo.com.

The Community of West
Perrine is invited to come out
to the renaming of SW 179th


Street to Reverend Joe L.
Sumpter Sr. Street, September
27 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peters
Missionary Baptist Church.

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

Booker T. Washington High
School Alumni Athletic Club
is accepting requests for candi-
dates 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 submit-
ting is September 30. For more
information, please call
Thomas Marshall at 305-754-
6048.

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 place-
ment. For more information,
call 786-433-4731.'

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

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

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

The Institute for Authentic
Social Work is looking for vol-
unteers to train as Life Coaches
for its Sisterhood Connection
program. Contact The Institute
at 305-770-1533. Training
begins in September. One year
commitment required.
Please turn to CALENDAR 10B


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For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490
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* Gospel Classic Hour, M-F, 6:00am
a Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
a Spirit & Soul featuring:
Compassion

Business In The Black
Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management
Sister To Sister
*' Brother To Brother

,M-F at 2:00pm


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


The Miami Times, September 20-26, 2006 9B


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny










10B The Miam mes, epemer ,


Seniors celebrate National Grandparents Day


Although not as nationally
recognized as Mother's and
Father's Day, the recent
surge in grandparents rear-
ing of their grandchildren
has resulted in wider recog-
nition of their importance.
The impetus for a National
Grandparents Day originat-
ed with Marian McQuade, a
housewife in Fayette
County, West Virginia. Her
primary motivation was to
champion the cause of the
lonely elderly in nursing


Grandparents 'Getting Down' to 60s Tune


Sponsors Ted and Sylvia Williams Garner present recognition certificate.


homes. She also hoped to
persuade grandchildren to
tap the wisdom and heritage
of their grandparents.
President Jimmy Carter
noted McQuade's actions in
1978 when he proclaimed
National Grandparents Day
to be celebrated every year
on the first Sunday after
Labor Day.
Locally, to celebrate
Grandparent's Day Ted and
Sylvia Williams sponsored a
luncheon event at the Ward
Towers. Dr. Lolida Dobbs,
who served as the Mistress
of Ceremony for the event,
said, "It is a tribute to the
Garners that they continue


St. Luke to host pastoral anniversary celebration


The St. Luke Missionary
Baptist Church family, located
at 1790 NW 55 street, Miami,
(L, cordially invites one and
l to share in the celebration
f their seventh annual
Pastoral Anniversary. Their
pastor is the honorable
[.everend Woodrow Carlton
' Jenkins, Jr.
This year's theme is "A Man
Committed to the Cause of
Christ."
This events will commence
on Wednesday, September 20,
.,through Friday, September
'22. The speaker itinerary will
pe as follows: Wednesday;


Reverend Woodrow Jenkins


Reverend Keith Butler of the
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in
Miami will preside; Thursday
Reverend Larrie Lovette, II of
the Antioch Baptist Church of
Brownsville will. have the hon-
ors; and Friday Reverend
Johnny Barber, II of the Mt.
Sinai Baptist Church in Miami
will take the helm. All services
will begin at 7:30 p.m.
We will conclude with three
services on Sunday,
September 24. The early
morning service at 7:30 a.m,
will be headlined by Reverend
Dr. Jimmy Bryant of the
Antioch Baptist Church of


Liberty City. The mid-morn-
ing service at 11 a.m. will be
presided by Reverend Charles
E. Coleman of the Christian
Fellowship Baptist Church in
Miami. The culmination of the
anniversary celebration will be
at the 4 p.m. afternoon servic-
es at which Reverend Vinson
Davis, Jr. of the New
Providence Baptist Church in
Miami will be the Keynote
Speaker.
We look forward to your fel-
lowship and support. For
more information, you may
contact the church at 305-
696-7322.


Local KC grads reform association


The 131 year old Knoxville
College is the impetus for the
reformation of an alumni asso-
ciation with the purpose of
increasing the support for the
HBCU that is the subject of a
million dollar Alumni giving
campaign. Radio personality
Tom Joyner recently con-
tributed to the revitalized col-
lege as a part of the match
fundraising effort.
A Knoxville College alumnus
includes all who matriculated
the Knoxville, Tennessee school
whether they completed their
studies there or at another
institution.
Dr. Charlie Williams, Jr. was


elected the President of the
Alumni Association to serve
with his cabinet including
Reverend Dr. Ralph M Ross-
Chaplin, Catherine Smith-
Treasurer, James Burke-
Recording Secretary, Brenda
Edwards-Recruitment Liaison
and Anna E. Jackson-Vice
President.
Knoxville College supporting
graduates also include Dr. Joe
and Mrs. Darlene Gay and
Reverend Irvin Elligan.
The next meeting of the alum-
ni association is September 23
at 3:30 p.m. at the Miami
Gardens Denny's Restaurant on
27th Avenue and 193 Street.


to sponsor this recognition,
especially for tenants here
and their guests.
Grandparents are becoming
the backbone of many fami-
lies."
Sylvia Williams-Garner
and her husband, Ted,
greeted the almost 200
grandparents and guests
and also treated them to a
home cooked lunch. Dr.
Richard Strachan and the
Psi Phi Band provided enter-
tainment including music
from the late 50's and early
60's. In recognition of the
music, grandparents came
out their seats to dance,
both with and without part-
ners.
The Gardners presented
awards and certificates of
appreciation to senior
grandparents. Excel Elder
Care Enterprise CEO,
Doretha Nichson, explained
to the grandparents and
guests the basics and bene-
fits that should be received
at an Assisted Living
Facility. Greetings were
given by invited guests and
former state representatives
James Bush and James
Burke.


I1Il


Evangelist Mother Rosa Shaw


Church Notes


CHURCH
continued from 9B

Lighthouse of God in
Christ Church, Overseer, Dr.
Arlene Davis, invites you to
share in the service of the Lord
as they praise and worship
Christ the Lord. On Tuesdays
and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
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 miamitedi-
torial@bellsouth or mail to
.900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For
further information, call
305-694-6216.


CALENDAR
continued from 9B


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

Terra Lingua (non-profit
organization) is seeking vol-
unteers to host English
speaking Foreign Exchange
Students from various coun-
tries ages 15-18. For more
information, call 877-520-
2522.
Bank of America and Life
and Learning Centers will be
holding Homebuyer
Education classes on.
tVednesdays from 6:30-8:30
p.m. For more information,
call 305-690-4391.
*********
The City of Hollywood is
seeking Fine Arts and Crafts
for their fourth annual
International Art and Music
Festival on October 2.1-22.
For more information, call
954-921-3404.
******** ,
Gospel AM 1490 WMBM is
looking for the fiercest, most
floetic Spoken Word Artists.
Romantic, social heritage as
long as it is of or respectful to
Christian doctrine. Person
submitting must be the
author and hold the legal
copyright to the material. No
more than two minutes. Files
can be sent MP3 to ecfree-
man@wmbm.com or CDs may
be mailed to: WMBM Spoken
Word, c/o E. Claudette
Freeman, 13242 NW 7
Avenue, North Miami, FI
33168.
********
All medicare recipients
should now be aware that
they may be eligible to receive
a power wheelchair, paid by
Medicare, if they suffer from
conditions such as arthritis
respiratory.

* The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-
ECHOS at the Belafonte
Tacolcy Center provides reli-


able services and confidential
support to Liberty City fami-
lies in need. Call 305-751-
1295 between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. to set your appointment
today.


by the Alumni Association of establishing an e-mail alert Morehouse football game will
Miami Northwestern for the system to help members react be held October 7 in
Soul Bowl, which will. also quickly to important develop- Columbus, Georgia. The
include the 50th School year ments in the Association and Broward Tuskegee Alumni is
reeegnition, Fridayj.November.at.'Mia4at4aekson. Sr.,4 sponsoring a bus to thexgama
3 and the Black and White School. For more information, call
Ball, Saturday, November 4. ******** Juanita Williams at 954-742-
For more information, please The Miami Carol City 2668 or Ronald Braynon at
call 305-625-5590 or 305- Class of "81" will host their 954-749-9835.
244-2528. Family and Friends Weekend ********


******* *
Class Meetings Miami Jackson Alumni
All Northwestern Bulls! Association Inc. needs all
Calling all former Band Reunion Organizing
Members (especially drum- Committee's Class President
mers), Majorettes, Cheer and Vice-President from the
Leaders, Drill Team Members, Classes 1980 through 2004 to
Color Guards and Flagettes. call 786-399-8593. The
Come one, come all to the Old Alumni Association will be
Timers Pep Rally being held


in Vero Beach October 20-22,
Skating and Card Party on
October 28, The 50/50 Affair
on November 24. and
Christmas Party on December
23. For more information, call
305-688-5914.

The Tuskegee vs.


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.


Come on children, let's sing


Booker T. Washington's
* 1962 Alumni Class meets on
the first Saturday of the
month at Miami-Dade Police
-Sub-Statioenat 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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The community is invited to
come and share and be a part
of our music celebration in
October honoring Evangelist
Rosa Shaw who has been
broadcasting on WMBM for the
past fifty-one years.
Evangelist Shaw, has won the
admiration and respect of all
her contemporaries, such as:
The Gospel Harmonettes, The
Five Blind Boys, Shirley
Caesar, The Clara Ward
Singers, The Davis Sisters and
the list goes on.
The tribute will be for this
woman of prayer, the legendary
Mother Rosa Shaw.

























Reverend John Taylor and
Myra Taylor


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Pratt speaks
to women at
New Beginning
The Honorable Cynthia A.
Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister
of National
Security of the
Bahamas is
speaking at the
Annual Camp
Conference at
New Beginning
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Tabernacle on
September 21
at 7:30 p.m.
Pratt is PRAT
responding to
an invitation from Revereri
John Taylor and Myra Taylor
the pastor and first lady of
the church to be their open-
ing speaker for the activities
that will continue until
Sunday.
The Annual Camp Meeting
focuses on women and invites
women with strong Christian
backgrounds who apply their
principles to live successful
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Life, light and creation


In the previous article it was
stated, "In the Bible there is no
distinction between 'the Word'
and 'the Wisdom.' They are
one and the same. Also, the
Word/Wisdom was God and
God's source of creation:
"Through him all things were
made; without him nothing
was made that has been
made" (John 1:3 NIV).
Not only does John identify
the Word/Wisdom with God
and creation, but also with
life. The Word/Wisdom is the


source of life, human life in
particular. "In him was life and
the life was the light of men
(John 1:4 NIV)." Again, this
has reference to the creation
in the beginning of the Bible.
There are two creation sto-
ries in the Bible: Genesis 1:1-
2:3 and Genesis 2:4-25. These
stories are distinguishable by
the name or designation of the
Supreme Being and the nature
of His creation. In the first cre-
ation story the Supreme being
is called God (Elohim in


Hebrew Scriptures) and He
creates by the power of His
word: "And God said, Let there
be light, ... (Genesis 1:6 NIV)."
In the second creation story
the Supreme Being is called
the Lord God (Yahweh Elohim
in Hebrew Scriptures) and He
creates by making things come
into existence: "This is the
account of the heavens and
the earth when they were cre-
ated. When the Lord God made
the earth and the
heavens?(Genesis 2:4 NIV).'
"In him was life and that life
was the light of men (John 1:4
NIV)" can be compared to,
"The Lord God formed man
from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life, and the man
became a living being (Genesis
2:7 NIV)." Here the man


received the breath of life from
the Lord God, but he did not
receive life. Life is an attrib-
ute of the Word/Wisdom,
Himself and is therefore an
attribute of God because the
Word/Wisdom is God.
It is notable that in the
Bible, especially in the gospel
of John, no distinction is
made between life and light.
"In him was life and the life
was the light of men (1:4)."
The Word/Wisdom, Himself, is
called the light: There came a
man who was sent from God,
his name was John (John the
Baptist). He came as a witness
to testify concerning the light,
so that through him all men
might believe. He himself was
not the light; he came only as
a witness to the light. The true
light that gives light to every


man was coming into the
world" (John 1:6-9 NIV).
So the Word/Wisdom is the
true light. This fact would
cause Jesus (who is the
Word/Wisdom made
flesh/human) later to say, "...
I am the Light of the World.
Whoever follows me will never
walk in darkness, but will
have the light of life (John
8:12 NIV)." Light and life,
which are attributes of the
Word/Wisdom and of God and
can be used interchangeably,
can also be used interchange-
ably with two other attributes
of God, love and truth.
In the gospel of John the
Word/Wisdom is presented as
a four-sided coin or an object
with four sides. Looking at one
side you see light, at another
life, at another love and still at


another truth. Light, Life,
Love and Truth, these are all
attributes of the
Word/Wisdom (God) and can
be used interchangeably.
Even as it is written, "In Him
was life... "It would have been
just as correct or appropriate
to have written,. In Him was
light, love or truth. So the
Word/Wisdom who was in the
beginning with God and is
God is also the Light, the Life,
the Love and the Truth
because God is Light, Life,
Love and Truth. As it is writ-
ten, "God is light, in him there
is no darkness at all (I John
1:56 NIV)," I am the Way, the
Truth and the Life (John 14:6
NIV)." And, "Whoever does not
love does not Know God,
because God is love (I John
4:8 NIV)."


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Minister Pratt speaks at


New Beginning Tabernacle


PRATT
continued from 11B

home and work lives to
address the women's confer-
ence. Minister Pratt is also a
Mother in her church and is
known as an all-round ath-
lete and coach. She attended
St. Augustine's College in
Raleigh, North Carolina as
well as the Princess Margaret
Hospital School of Nursing
in The Bahamas.
Deputy. Prime Minister
Pratt is a Member of
Parliament (MP) who is a
part-time lecturer and assis-
tant director of student
activities at the College of
The Bahamas. She is mar-


ried to Joseph Pratt and is
the mother of six children.
The Pratts reside in New
Providence and are active in
their church. Mother Myra
Taylor informed The Miami
Times that, "The public is
invited to hear the
Bahamian National Security
Minister, who is a dynamic
speaker and a woman who
knows about children."
There is no cost for the
event.
This is the first year that
men have been courted to
attend the women's confer-
ence, which will also feature
Reverend, Dr. Calvin J.
McFadden from Tallahassee
as one of its speakers.


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postolic Revival Center\
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224
Order of Services
New lime f'or T.V. Program
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY
LID('tit F irs iownis(n 2'S i
S7u6 3 ., 3.l-35 0m. Snldaiy 5 p i.
Wed- lntieretis ry rayer liat. 12 ,.t
M i g Service................ I
S Sun. Ev5. Woship ..........7:30 p.m.
Tues. Pryer Meeting....... 7:30 p.mn.
Fti.- Bible Sludy .................7:30 p.m.



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



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

A Order of Services:
Moil. thru Fri. Noon Day PrayerI
kl Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
IySunday Worship...7-11 a.mnt.
Sunday School..9:30 a.m.




New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
liarly Sunday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ................ 9:30 am.
Staiay Moming, Watship....I I am.
Sunday Evening Sefvice ...6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Sludy .7:30 p.m.
"Nothst t Chulch Itll Movmnen"



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 31" Avenue

Fax 305-573-4060,Fax 305-255-854,
Order o,'Services:





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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..............1 a.m.
Tuesday p.m....Family Night
Wed..II a.m.. Intercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class........12 p.m.
W ed. Bible Class .......... .. p.m.



Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
ww'.lcdshilp lLl i.o
lkimndlsluilipr aytr hell ho.llct
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
Order or services
Hour of Prayer.........6:30 a.m,
Early Morning Worship-....7:30 a.m.
Sunday lSchootl..........9:30 .m.
Morning Wirshiipt............ I1 iim.
Youth Miiihdry St dy.Wed. ..p. .
P'rayr/Bihle Study.....Wed.......7 p.m.
Nooidnday Alltar P'rayer...(M-FI
F etling ( he Iliuntry every
Wedntesday....11 i.nl.- I p.mL.



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

Order of Services:
St ndays- Clhurch Schoolt..............10 a.m,
Worship Service............ 11:15 a.m,
Tuesdays Bible Chlss...............7 p.m.
4th Sunday Evening Worship....., 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 amt
Sunday School .......... 9:45 ami
Morning Service .....I 1:0 am
Communion Service
(Thurs. befarem I Sunday) 7:30) pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednelsday) 7:30 pm


The Soul Saving Station 061
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
jliR Order of Services:
Siuinday School ......i. .... 9 a.m.


Brownsville -
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
Sunday Monlilng Wilmhip .....I I a..
Suntiday Men's llible Study .....5 .p n.
Sunday Ladies Bible Study ....5 p.im.
Sunday Evening Wolthil ........ pt.m.
Tuesday Night BibIe Sidy. .7:3plin
'iThulsday Morning Bible Cis 11 I .I
Transportation vaillable' Call:
3115-6.34-4850 -3.)5-691()-6958
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1Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School.............9 a.m.
N BC ............................ 10:05 a.m .
W orship .................... 4. I 1.11.
Mission and Biile Class
MoTuesday ...............6:30 p.m.
l Youlh Meeling/Clhoir rcbeiarsail
M .d.y..................... 11 p.t3 .


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) a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2" & 4"1 Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course


Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sunday Moming ...........8 a.m.
SutndaL y School.............1 0)1.111.
Sunday Evenling ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence. 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class. 7:30 .m.
Thur Fellowship .It0 am.
I St SunI. SoI g Pm'cticc ..6 p.m.


/ Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.


93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 293rd AvStreet

305-305-836-0942
Order of Services
7:301 .ial.. Faty Moining Wom.hip
I Iun Momin o'ilng Woihlip
Evening Worship
1st & 3rd Sunday.....6 p.m.
TuB sdti".iblStu.dy ...:3 p.m.



aith Evangelistic Praise &..7:
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
Sunday School...................9:30 ll..
Sut. Mioting Wtoltlp ........... I I a.m.
Tues. Plyayer.....................l6l.
.Scho ,ol'. W isoinl............t:3q) p.iM.
I'eatfinttg. liwe& tue.aerv...7:30itan.
WetlSal. Manna (pmycr)....... ;.m.
Friday Youth Night................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 Harvest Missionary New Hope Missionary / New Mount Moriah
Baptist Church Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue 1881 N.W. 103, St. 6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
305-696-7745 305-691-1811
305-681O-3500 Order of Services: Order of Services:

O rder of Services: 7:30 .. anS wndi .ay wS6t-1 .......... :45a.
early M olig W rship.,. Im & r3 dsun, c h Schtltoolioltli'in t ti n t..w
Morning Wrship .............. .10:30 ;n n. N Day Pray er M onday Ihile SWanior h.. ..7:.p)lm.
Prayer Service ................... 7:30) Alt. Sluinutlly Ho sLii M isinl ................... t
Bibl k Slu y t.............................t it tym''stutdy
cl .c S tO I................... ............i....it..730i, ,v


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.pemhrokeparkcoc.org


/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle,
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4'11 Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
Suti lthy Schooi l ...........10:30 a.m .
S iti. Mottlinti' Setss......12 ti.m
Iammtig Worihilp Srit6.t.
Wid. "NotiL Day Piavev .... .12 Ipat
ed. Night irit 8 t S et's'.. iii
Fi. __ Fiday Night Wot i,rsipScrv.., 4


OverserMwflasrfirCPrcyL.N'y


Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87' Street
305-836-9081
Order of Services:
Siittlly Moilting Set vi tes
Sunday School ............. i i a.1.I
W t'shtip Setrvice ... II a i.
9 1 Tltut s.day l'ihisci Setl,,ie........ (


/St. John Baptist Church \
1328 N.W. 3 Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ... 11 a.m.
Nature for "Baptist Chuirche's
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
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

t Order of Services:
S' lii 'Ni School-t..i..............II a.m .
Stilt. XVut S ,i'ip S t 1r .. I t ( 1.111
lcd. Night Iliiniessttl liy ryer


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


/New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.951h Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
E rly Morning Worslip 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church Schxool 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
ITues. before the I st Sun.....7 p.m.




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

FI Order or Services:


Slarly Morming WomiNip./:3.1a.m.
Sunday Schlil .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....II1 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study .................8 p.m.


Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
S Sunday School ............. :30 a.m.
I Wl l Mon ing l.aise/WVo lipA .. II .1.11.
Io aIY l, C b>i S a ,u .y ......11 a .
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ADRIEN, ECIEA, 89, home-
maker, died September 10 at
Aventua Hospital. Service Sunday
October 1, 10 a.m. at Jerusalem
SDA Church.
Poitier Funeral Home

BATTEAST, JOHN, 80, died
September 15. Arrangements are
incomplete. Royal

BLAKELY, ANDREW, 76, re-
tired railroad
porter, died
September 12 at
home. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Friendship
Missionary
Baptist Church.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt
Mortuary


BORDERS,
secretary for
Miami-Dade
County Public
Schools, died
September 5 at
P a r kw a y

Medical Center.
Services were
held.


JOELLE,


Poitier Funeral Home

CLARKE, WANDA, 74, died
September 10. Arrangements are
incomplete. Royal


CRAWFORD,
died September
14. Public visita-
tion Friday, 4-9
p.m. in the
chapel. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Antioch
Missionary
Baptist Church
of Carol City.
Royal


GLORIS, 61,


CULVER, C. SULLIVAN, SR., 91,
retired educator,
died September
17 at Cedars
Medical Center.
Survivors :r
daughters,
J ac q u elinee
Simpsonn,

Merritt; son,
Jason Culver..
Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of
Brownsville.
Hall Ferguson Hewitt
Mortuary

DESIR, PEGGY, 69, died
September 17. Arrangements are
incomplete. Royal

DOSTER, AARON KEITH, 39,
security guard,
died August 29
at Mercy
Hospital.
Services were
held.
Poitier
Funeral
Home

ENDIA SAILOR, 81, died
September 3 at Jackson Memorial
Long Term Care Center. Service
Friday, 11 a.m. in the chapel. Carey
Royal Ram'n

FABLYL, KEHINDE, 50, died
September 13. Arrangements are
incomplete. Royal

GANT, BARBARA WATTS, 57,
died September

Specialty

Surviv orss
include: hus-
band, Deacon
Harold Gant;
sons, Gregory,
Rodney, William
and Harold, Jr.;
sisters, Juanita Jones, Esther
Brown; brothers, Sam, Sr., Gregory,
Sr. of Miami and Emmett Peters of
Rochester, New York. Viewing
Friday in the chapel. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Missionary Church of Brownsville.
Mitchell

GILCHRIST, LEFARIES, 59,
nurses assistant, died Sep-
tember 5 at home. Services
were held.
Poitier Funeral Home

GOLDEN, HELEN, 81, died
September 13.

Wednesday, 2
p.m. at Mount
Herman A.M.E.
Church. Royal





GREEN, ALPHONSO, 75, died
September 15. Arrangements are
incomplete. Royal


GREENE, THOMAS, 67, died
September 17 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Carey Royal Ram'n

HARRIS, RONIQUA LA-
SHAWN, 20,
secretary for
Miami-Dade
Cou.nty Public
Schools, died.
Services were
held.
Poitier
Funeral
Home

HORNE, WILLIAM ELLIS, 61,
funeral home
attendant and
Society cab
driver, died
September 14
at North Shore
Medical Center.
Service Friday,
1 p.m. in the
chapel. Carey
Royal Ram'n

JENKINS, TERRY, 52, Perr-
ine, died September 11 at
Jackson South Community
Hospital. Services were held.

JORDON, ALFONZO, 62, la-
borer, died
September 12
at home.
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Triump
Church.



Hall Ferguson Hewitt
Mortuary

KELLY, ARRESTA MAE 'MS.

ers aide at Holy
Cross Lutheran
Church, died
September 16.
Survivors
include: three
daug hters,
H a z e I
H enderson,
Lisa Kelly and
Theresita Kelly; nine grandchildren;
and 20 great grands. Visitation
Friday, 2-9 p.m. in the chapel.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
St. John Institutional Baptist
Church. Interment at Southern
Memorial Park. Manker

LASENBY, WILLIAM, HEN-
RY, JR., 79, counselor for the
city of Detroit, died Septem-
ber 4 at home. Services were
held.
Poitier Funeral Home

LEMON, BABY BEN V., died
September 1 at Memorial Rgional
Hospital. Services were held.
Poitier Funeral Home


LEWIS, WILLIE,
died September
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Gregg L. Mason


83, landscaper,
17. Service
in the chapel.


MACKEY GERTRUDE, 88,
died September 17. Arrangements
are incomplete.

MELESENKA,TIMOTHY
JOHN SYDLIK, 51, school
teacher, died August 30 at home.
Services were held.
Poitier Funeral Home

MELLS, TANGIELA MARIE,
37, homemaker,
died September
12 at Cedars
Medical Center.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Calvary Baptist
Church.

Poitier Funeral Home

MINTER, BEULAH, 64, sub-
stitute teacher,
died Septem-
ber 13 at North
Shore Medical

Survivors: son,
Novis; siblings,
Rose, Calvin,
Carolyn, Daisy,
Richard, Jua- 3
nita, Alma, Lillie,
Curtis, Elouise and the Minter fami-
ly. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church.
Hall Ferguson Hewitt
Mortuary

MURRAY, LEILA BROWN
ARMSTRONG, 52, teacher's aide,
died September 7 at North Shore
Regonal Medical Center. Services
were held.
Poitier Funeral Home



Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


These notices include name
of the deceased, age, place of
death, employment, and
date, location, family phone
number and time of services.
Additional information and
photo may be included for a
nominal charge.The deadline
is Monday at 3:30 p.m.
........ .. .. ........ .. . . . ....... .. .


Death Notice


MYLES, GEORGE, 64, lands-
caper, died September 13 at
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Remains were shipped to Montego
Bay, Jamaica for final rites and bur-
ial.
Hall Ferguson Hewitt
Mortuary

PEARLETT FLORENCE, 56,
died September 7. Remains will be
shipped to St. Andrew, Jamaica for
final rites and burial. Royal
PETERKIN, STEVEN, 55,
died September 17. Arrangements
are incomplete. Royal


POTTS, ANDRE, 40, construction
worker, died September 4 at home.
Services were held.
Poitier Funeral Home

PRUITT, NATHANIEL, baby, died
September 13
at Miami
Children s
Hospital.
Services
Saturday in the
chapel.
Poitier
Funeral
Home


READAN, TRENARD CLYDE,
32, roofer, died September 5 at
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Services were held.
Poitier Funeral Home

ROBINSON, ANTHONY, 45,
laborer died September 1 at home.
Services were held.
Poitier Funeral Home

SEWELL, JANET, 60, died
September 14. Service Saturday, 5
p.m. in the chapel. Royal
SNELLING, JAMES, 40, con-
struction worker,
died September
10 in Ocala.
Services were
held.
Poitier
Funeral
Home



SUAREZ, ORLANDO V., 67, died
September 5 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Carey Royal Ram'n

TAYLOR, JESSICA LYNN,
25, Fort Lauderdale, died
September 16.. Service Saturday,
1:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist
Church, Dania. Davis and Brice

THARPE, WILLIE MAE, 65,
homemaker
died September
16 at home.
r e Service
Saturday, 12:30
p.m. in the
chapel.
Poitier
Funeral
Home

THOMAS, ERIC 'NEWCHY,'
44, died
September 15
at Jackson
Hospital.

include: daugh-
ters, Latoiya
Scott, Erika and
Tak iyah
Anderson;
granddaughter,
Qiara King; father, Eddie Thomas;
siblings, Gwen Williams, Maxine
Major, Brenda Thomas, Anthony
Thomas and Catrece Addison.
Vewing Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at
Wright Funeral Home. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Cooper Temple.
Wright

WASHINGTON, JOHN T., 70,
Richmond Heights, died September
. 13 a Mercy Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Full
Gospel Baptist Church.

WESTPOINT, ARTHUR, JR.,
64, died September 11 at Hialeah
Hospital. Services were held.


died September 9 at Oceanside
Extended Care Center. Services
were held.

Public Notice

As a public service to our
community, The Miami
Times prints weekly obituary
notices submitted by area
funeral homes at no charge.


WILLIE "BILLIE" DUNSON
FULLER, retired Miami-Dade
County Schools reading teacher
and wife of former Tuskegee Air-
men, Will Fuller, passed on Sat-
urday, September 16, succumb-
ing to illness that resulted in a
fatal stroke. The eighty-five year
old Fuller, a native of LaGrange,
Georgia taught reading to chil-
dren, including those with vary-
ing exceptionalities for more
than 40 years, retiring as a
Reading Specialist from Sabal
Palm Elementary School in
1980. According to her friends
and colleagues, she was one who
believed that every child had
great potential within them and
deserved to be encouraged and
equipped with the tools to reach
their potential. She was a grad-
uate of Tuskegee Institute with
Bachelor of Science and Master
of Science degrees in
Elementary Education.
Until her illness, Fuller was a
lifetime member of the Miami
Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen,
Inc. and actively participated in
the Tuskegee Alumni
Association; the Poinsettia
Bridge Club, the Greater Miami
Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi and
varied activities at Lakeview
United Methodist Church. She
volunteered at North Shore
Hospital delivering care bears to
the ill, enjoyed reading, dis-
cussing current events and
proudly sharing her life experi-
ences as a wife of one of the pre-
viously best kept secrets of
World War II The Tuskegee
Airmen, a superbly trained
cadre of African American com-
bat mission fighter pilots who
made a significant contribution

Card of Thanks


The family of the late,


LEOLA WALKER


09/20/1924 04/12/2005

Mother you are forever in our
hearts.
Your children.

Card of Thanks


despite suffering racial exclu-
sion in the military. Friends and
family indicated that Fuller
thought it important not only
that the legacy of the Tuskegee
Airmen not be lost, but that the
accomplishments of the airmen
be used to inspire current and
future generations of youth to
dare to dream and soar like
eagles to reach whatever their


aspirations.
Willie D. Fuller is survived by
her only daughter, Louanna H.
Coleman; son-in-law, retired
Lieutenant Colonel Gifford Cole-
man; three grandsons, Deme-
trius, Donovan and DeVonte
Coleman; two sisters, Ann
Washington and Mildred Wood;
and other relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends Fri-
day at Range Funeral Home.
Homegoing services will be on,
Saturday, September 23 at 2
p.m. Funeral arrangements are .;
being handled by Range Funeral
Home.

Card of Thanks


The family nof the late


BEULAH MAE MCKINNEY ARTHUR B. COLEBROOK


BENJAMIN CURTIS
FELTON

It is our abiding faith in God,
and His bountiful grace and
mercies, coupled with the love
and friendship of many that we
were and continue to be sus-
tained during our bereavement at
the passing of our beloved.
Thank you seems inadequate
to express our sincere apprecia-
tion for the words of comfort,
encouragement and prayer. The
many gestures of love, the times
of reminiscence, condolences,
visitations, flowers, food and
much, much more are too
numerous to individually
acknowledge; however, we would
be remiss to not mention Pastor
Jessie Harvin, Jr. and the
Greater St. Paul Church Family,
Mr. N. Patrick Range and the
Range Staff, the Coral Reef
Maintenance Facilities, the Royal
20's and the Coral Gables High
Class of 1977. We simply thank
God for the precious gifts of love
and friendship which made these
most difficult hours easier to
bear. In times like these we have
an anchor. That anchor is Jesus
Christ and we realize that He will
never leave us nor forsake us.
Ours is a sweet goodbye to our
beloved Chip our son, our
father, our grandfather, our
brother, our friend. There is no
death, just a transition to a life of
eternal rest and peace. To those
of us who remain, we realize that
God helps us to accept the things
that we cannot change, the
courage to change the things we
can and the wisdom to know the
difference. May God bless you all.
Tinye L. Felton, Mother
and The Felton Family


With grateful hearts we
express our appreciation for the
outpouring of love shown during
our time of sorrow.
Special thanks to Reverend
Dr. Joreatha M. Capers, Ebenzer
United Methodist Church fami-
ly, neighbors, friends and rela-
tives. We shall always remember
you in our prayers. May God
bless each of you.
Sincerely,
Beloved son, Bobby E.
Stinson, Sr. and the entire fami-
ly.


Happy Birthday


In loving memory of,

JESSIE LEE
FERGUSON

We all miss you.
Your wife, children and
family


wishes to thank everyone for
their cards, floral arrangements,
phone calls, covered dishes,
prayers and acts of kindness
given in our time of bereave-
ment.
Special thanks to Poitier
Funeral Home, Pastor Carl
Johnson, Reverend A. Perkins,
Sister J. Perkins, Minister Allen,
Pastor Avery Jones, neighbors of
89th Terrace and family.
We will forever cheerish the
memory of your loving kindness.
The family


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IN MEMOR^IAM oHAPP BIRHDAYREMEBRANC S oDEAH NTIES30OIURESa


MARIA KERR, retired dietary
technician, died September 12.
She is survived by: her chil-
dren, Irvin Kerr, Helen Kendrick,
Shirley Walton, Lawrence Kerr
and Edith Barr.
Litany services September 22,
7 p.m. at Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church. Funeral services Sep-
tember 23, 11 a.m. at the
church.

Happy Birthday









14B The Miami Times, Septe ,


Come and grow spiritually with Antioch of Carol City


A month after a very suc-
cessful Youth Conference,
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Carol City is back
and more excited than ever
as they prepare to hold their
annual Church Growth
Conference September 25-
29.
The church is led by Senior
Pastor/Teacher Arthur
Jackson III and is located at
21311 NW 34th Ave. Miami
Gardens, FL 33056. The con-
ference features nightly lec-


tures by Pastor David Clark,
Pastor Emanuel Whipple,
Pastor Harvey Clemons and
Elder Katrina Granger.
Musical guests include Pastor
Maurice Jackson, Sis. Tiki
Pickett, Same Seed, Pettidee
and Elder Vernon Williams.
On Monday, September 25
the week kicks off with a
concert by national gospel
recording artist J Moss. On
Tuesday Dr. Rita Twiggs of
the Potter's House in Dallas,
TX will be bringing forth the


Greater St. James celebrates

87th church anniversary


Reverend Douglas Cook


The church was founded in
1919 by Reverend Joseph
Johnson, followed by his
brother John Johnson, then
son, Samuel Johnson.
In 1971, the church took on
new life under the dynamic in-
spiring leadership of Dr.
William H. Washington, who
lifted it to new heights with
devoted loving membership. To
the Glory of God.
The Distinguished Reverend
Douglas Cook will be the
speaker, Sunday, September
24 at 11 a.m. assisted by choir
members from Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church.
The Greater St. James


Reverend William H. Washington

Missionary Baptist
Interational Church is located
at 4875 N.W. 2nd Avenue. A
festive celebration meal worthy
of the occasion will be served.
All members, old and new,
active and inactive, has beens
and wannabees, are to rally to
this mammoth 87th convoca-
tion.
See all of you, guests, friends,
relatives and acquaintances
there.
Dr. William H. Washington is
the esteemed and honorable
pastor.
For more information, call
305-693-2726 or 305-759-
9358.


Solomon asked for wisdom in judgement


Solomon asked God for
understanding In how to
judge between good and bad.
I asked God to teach me how
to build churches with an
altar in them so a sinner can
get to it and Heaven can
rejoice.
In 1967 God supplied me
with the money and wisdom
to build the first one and it
looked so nice. I thanked the
Lord so much for it. He helped
me to build two more in 1968.
If you have Heaven's phone
number, you should call
Jesus sometime and ask Him
for help. He told me that He
had ten thousand blessings
in His hands for the poor.
If you call me and don't get
an answer write me and send
something. I have the old
number and the new number.


Bishop John Wilson


Come to church with me
Sunday at 2908 NW 62nd
Street at 11:30 a.m. and get
some wisdom help and
wealth.


first sermon of the week.
Wednesday and Thursday
the fun doubles as Dr. Jamal-
Harrison Bryant of the
Empowerment Temple in
Baltimore, Maryland will bring
forth the word. The
Conference will end Friday,
September 29 with a powerful
sermon from Bishop Darrel
Hines of Christian Faith
Fellowship in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church is a church of com-


Death Notice


LAURA M. HARRELL, 67,
pre-school teacher, a member of
First Deliverance COGIC, died
September 18.
Survivors include: husband,
Freddie C. Harrell; daughters,
Evette Jackson, Lorna Uptgrow
and Lorraine; sisters, Jinnie
Cooper and Robbie Anderson;
brothers, Joseph Harrell, Daniel
Harrell and James Harrell.
Services will be held Saturday,
2:30 p.m. at Fellowship
Christian Center, Opa-locka.
Final rites will be in
Hawkinsville, Georgia. Range
Funeral Home, directing.

Death Notice


SL 1

LUELLA TERRY, 87, died-
September 19 at Memorial
Pembroke Hospital.
Services will be held, Saturday,
September 25 at Saint Luke
Missionary Baptist Church,
1790 NW 55 Street at 10 a.m.
Arrangements by Range Funeral
Home.

Deadline for obituaries
Monday, 3:30 p.m.
Call 305-694-6210


passion and refuge, reaching
out to a lost and hurting world
that needs salvation and pur-
pose. The Lord has given
Pastor Jackson an exhaustive
vision for the Antioch Church
Family. It is one that is
designed to minister to the
needs of the total man spiri-
tually, physically, education-
ally and socially. Come out
and worship with us. You
won't be the same. For more
information, please call 305-
624-8170.


Death Notice


JEANETTE BURCH, 50,
laundry attendant at Loews
Hotel, died September 18 at
North Shore Medical Center.
Survivors include: sons,
Ahking and Karriem Burch;
father, Frank Burch, Jr. sib-
lings, Jean Goodman, Tammy
Crittendon, Warren, Shakitha
Burch and a host of nephews,
nieces and grands.
Viewing will be Friday% at Ri-
chardson Mortuary. Service Sat-
urday, September 23, 11 a.m. at
New Shiloh Missionary Baptist.
Church, 1350 NW 95th Street.

In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


WILLIE WILLIAMS, JR.,
75, barber at Williams Barber
Shop, 9115 NW 22nd Avenue,
died September 2 in Quitman,
Georgia.
Survivors include: two ex-
wives, Georgia Mae and Bobbie
Cobb; wife, Betty Williams; eight
children, Nathaniel, Freda,
Sandra, Pam, Barbara, Wayne,
Carolyn and Vanessa; 22 grand
kids and nine great grands. He
was laid to rest on September 6.
We will miss you.
I love you daddy, always.


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Card of Thanks


The family of the late,

JAMES WILLIAM COVINGTON

sends heartfelt thanks to every-
one that expressed their love and
sympathy through flowers,
cards, prayers, visits, phone
calls, monetary gifts delectable
and expressions of faith and
good will during our time our
bereavement.
Jesus Christ said, "Give and it
will be given to you." (Luke 6:38).
We are forever grateful to Elder
Kenneth A. Duke, the New Jeru-
salem Primitive Baptist Church
family and the Abundant Life
Christian Learning Center for
blessing our family tremendous-
ly.
Special thanks to Bishop Victor
T. Curry, Pastor Donelle White,
The Gospel Truth newspaper,
BTW class of '66 and alumni and
our personal concierge, Ms.
Katie Jones.
Our hearts are still filled with
grief, as there is a large void left

In Memoriam
Tn lnrincf memor, of


OLIVE RUTHERFORD


There is not a day that goes by
without a memory of you in it.
I think of what could and
might have been, but what I
think of most of all are the qual-
ities that I posses, because God
in His infinite wisdom saw that
it was good to enrich my life with
you.
Love, Robin, Olivia and
Jahcarah.


Death Notice

ALBERTA MOORE, 88,
housewife, died September
18 at Memorial West
Hospital. Survivors include:
three sons, Ellis, Alex and
Randolph; two grand-
daughters, Margie and
Janet.
Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at
House of God Miracle Revival
Fellowship, 4111 NW 17th
Avenue.
Services under the direction
of Alfonso M. Richardson
Funeral Services, 3790 NW
167th Street, Miami
Gardens, 305-625-7177.


after the passing of our husband
and father. We thank God for the
tremendous impact that our
beloved has made on our lives
and the lives of all those who


knew and loved him. We will
always miss him and cherish the
memory of his legacy.
We pray God's blessing upon
each of you!
Regina Nelson Covington, Ka-
trinka, Karlton and Kierra.
Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


RAYFIELD BROWN, JR.

09/21-55 08/05/06

Although it has only been six
weeks and two days since we
lost you, it seems like an eterni-
ty. Our hearts are broken.
You will forever be missed, but
never forgotten. We love you.
Your family, the Browns.
In Memoriam


LEILA MURPH
'CHOO CHOO'


12/05/1948 09/04/1988

Beloved mother and grand-
mother.


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The JewelsTwirling Academy
will now offer baton twirling
classes at New Mt. Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church in
Liberty City. For parents inter-
ested in a dynamic program for
their children, Jewels Twirling
Academy is a culturally rich
wholesome out of school activ-
ity. Organized in 2005 by the
First Lady of the New Mt.
Moriah Missionary Baptist
Church, Jewels offers classes
in baton twirling to children
ages 5-18 each Saturday at
Oak Grove Park. The classes
are in fifty minute intervals and
children are assigned first by
age, then by ability.
Jewels twirling academy is
open to the community and no
previous twirling experience is
required. Fall registration will
begin in October for recre-
ational twirling and remains
open until the end of June. For


competitive twirling, the Fall
registration window is from
October through December.

The academy is ideal for:
Weight Control
Individual and group
achievement
Preparing for tryouts on
Jr. High and High School
Teams
Fostering Discipline

In 2006, the Jewels won 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place in Coral
Springs, Jacksonville, Deland,
and Orlando. In June, "the
Jewels" became regional
champs in the Juvenile Class A
Parade Corp Division among
twirlers from Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, and
Tennessee. The academy also
has a 100% success rate for
its members that audition for
high school squads. Members
within the academy also hold
individual titles including
Miss United States Twirling
Association of Florida 2006.


Mrs. Jackson is a Certified!
Florida Band Masters
Association Adjudicator. On
weekends, she travels
throughout the State judging
marching festivals, solo and
group performances, and
many private competitions.
She is also the Chief Executive
Officer of the National
Auxiliary Association, a United
States Twirling Association'
registered coach, and a mem-
ber of the National Baton
Twirling Association. Mrs.
Jackson is a former Bethune-
Cookman College Cheerleader
Co-Captain, Miami
Northwestern Majorette
Captain, PAVAC Dancer, and
was the 1st Charles Drew
Middle School Flag Corp.
Captain.
If you have ever been a
majorette, you'd be amazed at
the natural talent your chil-
dren, little sisters, and nieces
have. We are also looking for
qualified instructors and will-
ing volunteers.


For registration information, Mrs. Jackson may be contacted at

954-895-0338 A


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The Rock told The Miami Times that he has been going
around to urban communities promoting the movie in
hopes that children will be inspired to follow their dreams


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came to his hometown of
Miami to premiere his latest film Gridiron Gang. The
Rock plays Sean Porter, a correctional facility counselor
that creates a football team comprised of young criminals.
With assistance from officer Malcolm Moore (Xzibit),
Porter turns a group of teenage felons into a high school
athletic team within a matter of four weeks. While over-
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Congratulations go out to the
FAMU Alumni Gold Coast
Chapter, along with the Miami-
Dade and South Florida
Chapters for perceiving, planning
and perfecting a weekend to
glamorize the football game
between FAMU and U of M. The
setting began at the Embassy
Suite, moved to the Orange Bowl
and ended at the Embassy Suite
Sunday afternoon.
When one arrived at the
Embassy Suite last Saturday,
you had to get by Oliver Gross,
emblematic of what FAMU
stands for in colors of orange and
green and the friendliness shown
in greeting alumni arriving on the
scene. They were escorted into a
room likened to that of a tropical
garden. The tables were decorat-
ed with orange and green nap-
kins with center pieces consist-
ing of a emerald green base and
orange and green plants extend-
ing two feet.
The first to arrive was Coach
Albert Booker, who got caught
up in the ambience provided by
committee members Brenda
Bryant, Summer Burrows,
Janelle Powlett, Veronica


Wesley, Nikita Williams, Willie
J. Williams, Alice Wilson,
Lynette Wims, vice president,
Joseph Wims, Mildred Young,
Edward Smith, president and
Larry Williams, president of
Miami Northwestern Alumni.
There was also the honoree of
course: Sylvester G. "Chico the
Virgo"Wesley, radio personality,
Omega man and 5000 Role
Model of Excellence.
The Scholarship and
Recognition Banquet began with
the introduction of Joe Bullard,
voice of the marching band, fol-
lowed by the entrance of Wesley
with a fanfare from Norland Sr.
and the invocation by Willie J.
Williams. Dr. Freddie Young,
vice president, Florida Region of
the National Alumni Association,
brought greetings, while Edward
Smith gave the occasion and
Althea Mannings, director of
Alumni Affairs, brought greetings
from the university.
After dinner, tributes and
reflections to the honoree were
given by Jerry Rushing, General
Manager of Cox Radio, Maureen
Bethel, Jim Sears, Jay Perier,
Reverend Dr. Henry E. Green,


Jr., Dr. Larry Capp, Jerome
Swain, Henry "Skip" Hunter,
Esquire, Pastor Judy Mandrell,
Theron Clarke and Sen.
Larcenia Bullard, City of Miami
and Broward County.
After all of these accolades, The
Honoree was in tears as he relat-
ed his medical short set back and
his speedy recovery to continue
working towards the goal he has
set for himself and his family. He
was joined by his wife, Veronica
Wesley, who comforted
and strengthened him
to complete his brilliant
remarks.
Scholarships created
for needy students were
recognized and a silent
auction was sponsored
by Costal Wine &
Spirits, Diageo Spirits, .
Moet Hennessy USA
and PAKMAIL ''
International. WILL
Scholarship providers
included I. Kelly C.
Wilson, Rep. Joe Lang
Kershaw, Linda A Bryant,
Willie Pearl Kelkey Porter,
Carolyn Martin, Nancy
Dawkins, Garth Reeves,
William "Billy" Rolle, Alonzo
Vereen and Willie J. Williams.
The recipients were Joseph C.
Wims, Carol City; Ahmad
Newbold, Jackson; Brittany
White, Carol City; Latisha
Walker, South Miami; Jeddler
Jean-Paul, Northwestern;
Shawn K. Wocrell, HML.;
Genelle A Reese, Norland;
Latoyo Hightower, Jackson


and Johaiza DeJesus. N.
Miami.
The weekend ended with the
football game at the Orange
Bowl. The Marching 100 per-
formed before 50,000 fans and
the FAMUans applauded their
every move from precision drills
to hip hop choreography. Now.
the Florida Classic, slated for
Saturday, November 18, is
beginning to build up.
A*!*****


Sylvia W. and Ted
Gardner, owners of
Sylvia Home for Aged
and founders of Senior
Citizen Group, and her
committee members
June Miller, Shirley
Worthy, Lona Brown
1 Mathis, Past
Commandress, Kazar
Temple 117, Daughters
AMS of Isis and Eta Phi Beta
Sorority presented an
"Appreciation to Grand
Parents," last Saturday in the
Ward Towers for over 150 guests
with the Psi Phi Band providing
the entertainment.
In addition, Sylvia intro-
duced Diane Williams as
emcee. Williams announced the
"VIP" for the head table, which
included Joretha Payne, Dr.
Charles Barton, Bettye G.
Timmons, Dr. Burn Robinson,
Commissioner James Burke,
Rep. James Bush, Henretta
Caswell, Wendi Gardner and
Dr. Lodida Dobbs, who served
as mistress of ceremonies.


Dobbs began by announcing
that souse was being served,
which was well-received by the
guests, while bringing on Jori
Opara, third grade, Miami
Shores Elementary, who did a
monologue on an original poem.
Her ability to recall such a
lengthy poem brought a stand-
ing ovation when she finished.
Others on the pro-
gramin included Ella
Elam, Samari Rolle's
grandmother, Naomi
and talks from Bush,
Burke, Gardner and
Sylvia. Dobbs and
helpers passed out over
50 door prizes. Dobbs
demonstrated her bilin-
gual ability by reading
the winning numbers in
English and Spanish. TUCK
Kudos go out to all
of the helpers, who, according to
Sylvia, were from Eta Phi Beta
sorority youth group. They
included Mary Cunningham,
Lavonia Robinson, Joe and
Shelia Mack, Carolyn Frazier,
Joseph Lord and Gwendolyn
and Crystle Pittman.
In addition, plaques were
presented to each honoree,
while the grandparents danced
and fraternized with Brenda
Freeman, Maude Newbold,
Arthur Lenair, Althea Sample,
Laurice Hepburn, Beverly
Johnson and Dr. Lorraine F.
Strachan.


In spite of dealing with


1


recent hospitalization, Doctors
Jack and Gloria Tuckfield's
progress was not impeded in
presenting The Ninth Jacki
Tuckfield Memorial Graduate
Business Scholarship Fund
Awards Program recently at
Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel. It
was therapy for Jack to witness
23 recipients added to a total of
192 graduates receiving
a total of $201,000.
Since Jacki's death
her memory has grown;
especially since 1997
due to the many gradu-
ates that received her
award and received
information about the
beautiful Florida j
Atlantic University
graduate who was in
FIELD the prime of her life as
an assistant project
manager for the Codina Bush
Klein Development Corp.
The program included Dan
Sandlin, DMA, musician, T.C.
Adderly, Gloria Grigsby Davis,
James S. Randolph, Lisagaye
P. Tomlinson, Linda Burrowes
and Bea Hines, award winning
reporter.
In addition, scholarships were
presented by Rosalind Smith-
Bond, executive board, Sam
Hines, president, and founders
The Tuckfields. Reverend Dr.
Irvin Elligan, Jr. gave the bene-
diction. So, if any graduate is in
need of scholarship money,
please go to website www.jacki-
tuckfield.org for more informa-
tion.


Congratulations to Florida
Memorial Alumnus Charles
George, the newly named
chairman of the school's board
of trustees. John Ruffin Jr.,
who has been on the board for
two years, was named its vice-
chairman.
Don't be surprised if Charles
Barkley, former basketball
star, runs for Governor of
Alabama. He plans to buy a
house there, live there for
seven years, then run as an
independent. Good luck
Charles!
Get well wishes and our
prayers go out to Kevin
Meares, Gayle Sweeting-Gee,
Chester Fair, Mae Hamilton-
Clear, Alma Brown, Frances
Brown, Celestine Hepburn-
Brown, Freddie "Jabbo"
Johnson, Joyce Major-
Hepburn, Ruby King and


Franklin Beckwith.
Congratulations to our Black
Caucus and Representative
Kendrick Meek. The
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation, led by
Representative Kendrick
Meek, Democrat, Miami,
unveiled an online library that
showcases the political and
legislative history of Blacks. It
is called African American
Voices in Congress. By the
way, from 1870 to 2005, a total
of .112 Blacks have served in
the house, along with five
Black U.S. Senators. My, my,
my!
Joseph McNair, Miami Dade
College North Campus
Department of Education is
among the ten named endowed
teaching chairs, which is set
up to reward faculty members
who strive for excellence in


education and have made
innovative contributions to
teaching and learning.
Wedding anniversary greet-
ings to you, from all of us on
your anniversaries.
Kenneth and Agnes Nairn,
September 10: Their 13th
Oscar and Patricia
Jennings Braynon, Sr.,
September 11: Their 31st
Lenard W. and Martha J.
Rutledge, September 11: Their
7th
Jina Marie Braynon
returned home last week from
Philadelphia to join in the cele-
bration of her mother and
dad's anniversary.
Maureen Bethel was also
one of our sorors in.
Philadelphia for the national
convention of Delta Sigma
Theta, Inc. Sorry, I missed your
name.
Washington Redskins
Team Origin: 1932
Name: RFK Memorial Stadium
Year stadium opened: 1961
Origin of stadium name: For
the late Robert F. Kennedy,
former United States Senator
from New York
Playing surface: Grass


Football seating capacity:
56,454
Philadelphia Eagles
Team Origin: 1933
Name: Veterans Stadium
Year stadium opened: 1971
Origin of stadium name: In
honor of American veterans of
wars
Playing surface: Astroturf
Football seating capacity:
65,178
The 49ers (San Francisco)
will hold an official retirement
ceremony for Jerry Rice at a
game in November.
Congratulations to Lynn
Whitfield, North Miami's
deputy city attorney, who has
been sworn in as city attorney
for the city of North Miami.
Whitfield is past president of
the Craig S. Barnard American
Inns of Court. She earned her


juris doctorate from the
University of Miami School of
Law and specializes in munici-
pal law, civil litigation and'
criminal defense.
Fantasia's life story did not
let her down. More than 19
million viewers tuned in to
watch the singer in her rags to
riches life story, Life is Not a
Fairy Tale: The Fantasia
Barrino story.
In Augusta, Georgia, the
Augusta-Richmond County
Coliseum Authority recently
voted to rename the 8,500 seat
arena, the Augusta-Richmond
County Civic center, the James
Brown Arena. A statue, a
street and musical festival
have been named in the leg-
endary singer's honor.
Attention, Booker T.
Washington graduates. Visit


our Alma Mater and be sure to
go to the Auditorium and see
the beautiful display of our for-
mer principal's picture up over
the entrance doors to the audi-
torium. You will really love
what you see, including our ,
beloved Charles L. Williams.
Check them out.
Annette Davis, daughter of
Elston and Lillian Davis, held
her house warming party at
her new home last weekend
where some friends and family
joined in the happy celebra-
tion. Annette and Elston Jr.,
along with mom and dad, were
elated to have sister and
daughter Regina Davis-Cook
of Columbia, Maryland return
home for the happy occasion.
Friends are angels who lift us
up when we believe our wings
have forgotten how to fly.


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Justice systems must


address mental illness


Untreated, mood disorders,
such as bipolar disorder, can
lead to violent, and sometimes
criminal, behavior. Knowing this,
it's no surprise that over half of
the men and women in America's
jails and prisons are mentally ill.
Instead of necessary treatment,


these men and women most of
them of color get jail time.
Given the rising prison popula-
tion and the societal costs to
imprison men and women, it's
time the justice system treat, not
incarcerate, mentally ill offend-
ers. These individuals can, with


the proper therapy and medica-
tion, he rehabilitated. The gov-
ernment just has to be willing to
make the investment.
According to a study released
by the U.S. Department of
Justice, 56-percent of state
inmates, 45-percent of federal
prisoners and 64-percent of
those in local jails are mentally
ill. Incarcerated women tend to
have higher rates of mental ill-
ness than men.
While the diseases and symp-
toms are varied depression,
delusions, hallucinations, mania
- one thing is constant: these
people bre not getting the help
they need before they are arrest-
ed or when they are imprisoned.
Drug and alcohol abuse is ram-
pant among the mentally ill,


especially those who have been
incarcerated. Research shows
that many people with mental
disorders use drugs to self-med-
icate and to feel "normal."
Untreated, diseases like
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
and Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
can cause young people to
become agitated, unfocused and
difficult to manage, both at home
and in the classroom. Many chil-
dren who are afflicted with ADD
or ADHD and don't get the help
they need suffer in school and
often drop out. A- survey of the
nation's prisons and jails will
show that most inmates don't
have a high school diploma.
When arrested, statistics show
mentally ill, wealthy whites are


directed to treatment centers or
are incarcerated in facilities that
provide comprehensive therapy.
Most Americans, however, are
sent to jails where they not only
do not receive the mental health
counseling they need, their needs
are ignored altogether. This lack
of treatment makes for a volatile
prison situation: mentally ill pris-
oners are more likely to get into
fights, making jails unsafe envi-
ronments for inmates and staff
alike.
Providing treatment before
incarceration is crucial to curb-
ing violence on our streets and
in our jails and for reducing the
overall prison population. This
country's systems must work
together: schools must monitor
students to detect early signs of


mental health issues, counseling
centers and hospitals must do
the same. When a person is
arrested for a nonviolent crime, a
full mental health assessment
must be made and treatment
must be available. Catching and
addressing these problems in the
early stages can help divert many
men and women away from the
prison system. The U.S. govern-
ment has a responsibility to
make sure all of its citizens, not
just the privileged class, have
access to adequate mental health
care. Such an investment saves
society in the long run.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.


Being in a relationship shouldn't cause you to completely change who you are


RELATIONSHIPS
continued from 1C


pride and taking one for the
team, but it's not healthy to lose
yourself while trying to appease
others.
Women are often complaining
about how they are treated by
their mate or the limitations
they endure during the relation-
ship. There are women who
allow their mates to tell them
where to go, who to talk to or
what to say. Although you may
share a bed with someone, being
in a relationship doesn't mean
you have to be totally submis-
sive. You still have to be thick in
your own skin.
The standards and attitudes
you bring into the relationship
should be the same ones you
carry throughout it. That means
if you were a social person
before, as long as you include
your mate, you should continue
to be social. If your mate met
you in a bar and initially accept-
ed that you are a habitual club
hopper, keep doing your thing.

Dwayne "The

Rock" Johnson
shares latest projects
with Miami

FOUNDATION
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Porter strives to teach these
young men self-respect and
responsibility.
Based on a true story, Porter
and Moore must then overcome
the obstacle of other teams
being reluctant to play against
criminals. However, through
relentlessness and dedication,
the team is inspired by their
coaches to fight their way to
redemption and attempt to earn
a second chance in being
accepted by society. According
to Johnson, the movie sends out
a message that one man can
make a difference. Through
hard work, commitment and
leadership, even the most hope-
less youth can turn their lives
around.
The Rock told The Miami
Times that he has been going
around to urban communities
promoting the movie in hopes
that children will be inspired to
follow their dreams. "We're going
to. show the movie in juvenile
detention centers to show
inmates that there are people
out there just like them that
have become better citizens in
society," said Johnson. The
movie opened nationwide last
Friday.
The Rock, along with his wife
Dany, also launched his Rock
Foundation on Friday at The
Shops at Sunset Place, spon-
sored by General Motors. His
foundation was designed to help
at-risk youth and children that
have been hospitalized for med-
ical disabilities, disorders and
illnesses. In it's first effort, the
foundation donated "The Rock's
Toy Chest" to playrooms at chil-
dren's hospitals in deprived
communities nationwide.
Donations will also be made by
corporate and private sources to
meet the needs and wishes of
the young patients.
The Rock told The Miami
Times that although it is a proj-
ect that will run across the
entire United States, it was an
honor to provide a service to
residents of his hometown and
give back to the community. He
said he could relate to the char-
acter because he shares Porter's
desire to help troubled youth
make a better life for them-
selves.
According to the Foundation's
bio, "the broader goal of The
Rock Foundation is to empower
the lives and self-esteem of
young people, helping them
reach for and fulfill their dreams
through a developing slate of
opportunities and programs."
The foundation has also part-
nered with The Make-A-Wish
Foundation and After School
All-Stars in dedication to help-
ing children pursue their
dreams.


Don't let anyone limit your liv-
ing. Now don't get me wrong, I
acknowledge that once your
relationship status changes
from single to involved, certain
aspects of your life go along with


it. But don't let someone tell you
what to do unless it's something
you want.
A person will only do to you
what you allow them to do.
There's nothing wrong with


going with the flow sometimes,
but your mate shouldn't be
allowed to dictate your life. It's
perfectly understandable that
men are protective over their
ladies because they don't want


the outside world to tarnish
their diamond in the ruff. Just
keep in mind that you were a
person before you met him. If
later he feels that your charac-
teristics or everyday activities


are unacceptable, it's his prob-
lem, not yours.
At the end of the day, don't
become so consumed with keep-
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it to overshadow your identity.


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SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH TEENS PIERCING THEIR BODIES


It's important to research before

having your body pierced


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

It's all the rage these days.
You can get your eyebrow or
your nose done. You can have
your belly button, tongue or lip
done. You can even get your ear
done time and time again.
Piercings. They can be put
almost anywhere these days.
Yet teenagers who have pierc-
ings or who are thinking of get-
ting their bodies pierced may
not know all the risk factors
associated with this act of self-
expression.
It has recently been discov-
ered that teens with piercings
are more likely to smoke ciga-
rettes, use drugs and exhibit
other types of unhealthy behav-
ior. Both boys and girls with
body piercings were more likely
to have friends that used sub-
stances such as cigarettes, mar-
ijuana and other illicit drugs.
Body piercing is less common
in boys than in girls, with 7.1%
of females and 1.6% of males
having piercings. Boys who
have piercings have problems
with drinking and getting into
trouble with parents, at school
and with friends because of


their consumption of an alco-
holic beverage.
Girls with body piercings are
more likely to have sexual inter-
course, smoke cigarettes or mar-
ijuana and have failing grades.
Pierced girls were also more like-
ly to have skipped school within
the last year and exhibit antiso-
cial behavior such as painting
graffiti, petty theft and shoplift-
ing.
Besides this, there are also
health risk factors that teens
probably didn't even consider
before puncturing their bodies.
Any time your skin is punctured
there is a risk of infection or get-
ting diseases spread by needle-
blood exposure like AIDS-HIV
and hepatitis. The health depart-
ment does not necessarily check
these shops, so it is very impor-
tant to find out what measures
the establishment takes with
each person to make sure the
equipment used is sterilized.
If you decide to get some part of
your body pierced, talk to the
owner of the body art business
you want to use. Ask about sani-
tation and scope out the joint
before you get pierced. Make sure
the place has an "autoclave"- a
heated industrial-strength steril-


If you decide to get some type of body piercing, it's important
to know how to care for your body after the piercing is done.


ization system. Also, make sure
the piercer washes his or her
hands and wears gloves during
the procedure. If you're a minor,
the owner might ask for a per-
mission slip from your guardian
before piercing you. You probably
think this is a total drag, but it's
also a good sign. That helps to
show you the place is legit and
reminds you to talk to your par-
ents about the health concerns of
piercing.
If you think you want a pierc-


ing, here are some things to con-
sider:
If you pierce a body part that
will be covered by clothing, such
as your belly button, rubbing of
clothes and sweat may cause an
infection. Really, any piercing
can get infected if you don't take
the necessary precautions.
After you get pierced, you
cannot donate blood for a year.
This is because there is a chance
you might contact a blood-borne
illness, like HIV or hepatitis, from


dirty or unsterilized needles
(Dirty needles are a bad idea even
if you don't give blood).
Tongue piercings are among
the riskier types of body piercing
because of some possible compli-
cations associated with them.
Soon after you get your tongue
pierced, your tongue could swell
for at least a few days. Because of
this, you might not be able to eat
solid foods and you might even
talk funny. If you do not become
accustomed to the feel of your
tongue ring, your speech might
not return to normal throughout
the entire time that you keep the
piercing (This can make it diffi-
cult to hide from possibly disap-
proving parents).
In addition to these annoy-
ances, tongue piercings can also
have some dangerous results
because of their closeness to
your airway. One of these dan-
gers might be swallowing and
choking on the jewelry. Also, an
infection of the piercing can
cause the tongue to swell, which
might block the airway and
restrict breathing. Because bac-
teria grows quickly in the mouth,
infections can worsen quickly. In
extreme cases, dentists warn
that infections of the tongue
piercing can cause blood poison-
ing or toxic shock syndrome,
both of which can be fatal. All of
these risks go to show that,


should you decide to get pierced,
proper piercing care is extremely
important.
If you decide to get some type
of body piercing, it's important to
know how to care for your body
after the piercing is done. After a
piercing, be sure to:
Clean the area with liquid
antibacterial soap daily.
Soak the area in salt water; if
you have a "crusty" formation
use sea salt.
Wash your hands before
touching the area.
,* Wear clean clothes and
change your bed sheets more
often to prevent bacteria from
infecting the piercing.
Avoid wearing makeup on
facial piercings.
If you get a tongue ring, talk
to your dentist about special
hygiene options. Use germ-
killing mouthwash regularly and
make sure the area is clean at all
times. Also check to make sure
the ends of the ring in your
tongue are secure at least two
times a day so that you reduce
the risk of swallowing or choking
on the tongue ring.
No one is saying that you
shouldn't pierce your body.
However, take special precaution
because one bad piercing can
lead to serious health problems
that could have been prevented
had you done your research.


The truth behind a teen's journey into a serious drug addiction


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern


We all know what the brain is
primarily used for, yet it plays a
very big role in some of our
addictions. It can be the reason
why we can't quit smoking,
sucking our thumbs or even
cracking our knuckles. The
brain is the command center of
our body. It weighs about three
pounds and has different cen-
ters or systems that process dif-
ferent kinds of information. The
brainstem is the most primitive
structure at the base of your
brain. The brainstem controls
your heart rate, breathing and
sleeping; it does the things you
probably never think about.
Various parts or lobes of the
brain process information from
your sense organs: the occipital
lobe receives information from
your eyes. The cerebral cortex,
on top of the whole brain, is the
part that thinks for you. That's
where you store and process
language, math and strategies.
It is better known as the think-
ing center.
Buried deep within the cere-
bral cortex is the limbic system,
which is responsible for sur-
vival: It remembers and creates
an appetite for the things that
keep you alive, such as good
food and the company of other
human beings. The cerebellum
is responsible for things you
learn once and never have to
think about, such as balance
when walking or how to throw


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a ball.
Now think about how you feel
when something good happens;
maybe your team wins a game,
you get an A on your final exam
or you're drinking a cold lemon-


ade on a hot day. That's your
limbic system at work. Because
natural pleasures in our lives
are necessary for survival, the
limbic system creates an
appetite-that drives you to seek
those things.
The first time someone uses a
drug, he or she experiences
unnaturally intense feelings of
pleasure. The limbic system Is
flooded with dopamine. Of
course, drugs have other effects,
too; a first-time smoker may
also cough and feel nauseous
from toxic chemicals in marijua-
na or a cigarette.
But the brain starts changing
right away as a result of the
unnatural flood of neurotrans-
mitters. Because they sense
more than enough dopamine,
for example, neurons begin to


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


Jazz,
I really want to go out with this guy even
though I know he has a serious girlfriend. I
have told him numerous times that I'm the.
girl for him and he should dump his girl-
friend. She is always constantly flirting with
other guys and shows him little respect
when they are with a crowd of people. I
know he doesn't love her and just puts up
with her because she is so popular. I think
its sad he feels he needs to date a girl
because of her social status. I want him to
see how special I think he is and to know
that I don't care if he's popular or not. I
believe he is one of a kind and that we
could have an everlasting love. However, he
only sees me as a friend and is constantly
reminding me he has a girlfriend. I'm not
ready to give up on him and will not rest
until he sees how perfect we are for each
other. I hope that he reads this and sees
that I'm willing to seek anyone's advice in


this matter. I think that for us not to be
together is a tragedy and I don't know how
to turn it into a happy ending. What can I do
to get him to like me as more than a friend?
Hopeful

Hopeful,
Right now you are probably feeling
heartbreak every second knowing he is still
with his girlfriend. You probably want to
pour your whole heart out because without
him you feel your life is incomplete. You
may also have worries that even if he does
dump his girlfriend he may never see you
as more than a friend. Know that in all of
these things you are not alone. In life, we
all seek out someone to build memories
with and in that moment picture perfect
lives with them. In fact you may dream of a
fairy tale in which he is your prince charm-
ing waiting to rescue you from this cruel


reduce the number of dopamine
receptors. Neurons may also
make less dopamine. The result
is less dopamine in the brain:
This is called down regulation.
Because some drugs are toxic,
some neurons may also die.
Researchers still
..ii don't know how
'. many times a, per-
son can use a drug without
changing his or her brain and
becoming addicted. A person's
genetic makeup probably plays
a role. But after enough doses,
an addicted teen's limbic system
craves the drug as it craves food,
water or friends. Drug cravings
are made worse because of down
regulation,
Without a dose of the drug,
dopamine levels in the drug
abuser's brain are low. The
abuser feels flat, lifeless and
depressed. Without drugs, an
abuser's life seems joyless. Now
the abuser needs drugs just to
bring dopamine levels up to nor-
mal levels. Larger amounts of
the drug are needed to create a
dopamine flood or high, an effect
known as tolerance.
By abusing drugs, the addict-
ed teen has changed the way his
or her brain works. Drug abuse
and addiction lead to long-term
changes in the brain. These
changes cause addicted drug
users to lose the ability to con-
trol their drug use. Drug addic-
tion is a disease.
There is no cure for drug
addiction, but it is a treatable
disease; drug addicts can recov-

world. However, no matter how much we
pursue a person, if they don't share that
same attraction or have those same feel-
ings, then there is little hope for a happy
ending. Your prince charming should love
you unconditionally and want only the best
for you. If those intentions are not his then
you are fighting a hopeless battle that will
leave you wounded and broken. You may
want to use your last bit of strength to
plead to him one more time that the two of
you are meant to be, but remember we are
all put on earth destined to meet and fall in
love with someone. Some find their soul-
mates early in life, but others search
decades for their true love. Unfortunately
we will meet others who seem like our
soulmates, but they may not be and we fear
if we let them go we will never find the per-
son we are meant to be with. Yet you must
realize that eventually you have to let go if
the person you've deemed your 'soulmate'
doesn't share that feeling of everlasting
love with you. It will be one of the hardest
things you will probably ever do, but it will
also be one of the smartest. So stop hold-
ing on to someone that keeps pulling away
from you and let him go. Remember if it is
truly meant to be, he will come back to you;
and if he doesn't, that just means that God
has someone in store for you that will make
you happier than he ever could have.


er. Drug addiction therapy is a
program of behavior change or
modification that slowly retrains
the brain. Like people with dia-
betes or heart disease, people in


treatment for drug addiction
learn behavioral changes and
often take medications, as part of
their treatment regimen.
For more information on seek-


ing treatment for drug addiction,
contact the Drug Rehab Referral
Network at 1-800-215-9726 or
visit them online at
www.1800drugrehab.com.


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Wessell Clarke files charges

against contract negotiations


By Brandyss Howard
bhoward@miamitimesonline.com


The Transit Bargaining Unit for Miami-
Dade Transit had an administrative hearing


last Monday at the
Department of Children and
Families. Reports indicate
that the State of Florida found
enough evidence to conduct
an investigation "into the rati-


CLARKE


fiction process which concluded
the recent contract negotia-
tions."
Testimony was presented to
the Hearings Officer by the
Public Employees Relations
Commission regarding the
alleged lack of notification to all
bargaining unit members; the
lack of reasonable time for bar-
gaining unit members to read the
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Live entertainment and good food


Full Name of Business
Shantel Lounge
5422 NW 7th Ave
305-751-6752

Owners
Edward "Colay" Colebrook
and Betty Conley


obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
them?
Finances. Getting what we
needed to start the busi-
ness as well as getting our
food supplies. Discipline
is what helped us over-


Mourning's youth center receives donation


By Terrell Clayton
tclayton@miamitimesonline.com

On Thursday, September
13, Alonzo Mourning received
a gift that he will be able
share; A $125,000 donation to
the Overtown Youth Center
(OYC) with the goal of starting
up the center's first college
program.
Bank of America's Miami
President Gene Schaefer pre-
sented the gift at the OYC's
Annual Fall Luncheon. The
luncheon gives current
donors an opportunity to hear
updates about the program as
well as student sudcess sto-
ries that have occurred
throughout the year.
"The thought of me leaving
out of Miami was out of the
picture. I guess 1 was wrong.
This program has got me to
change my thought process
and the way I live. I can actu-


Alonzo Mourning stands with Executive Director of the OYC, Carla
Penn; Miami Northwestern junior Charisma Clark; Booker T. Washington
senior Rosa Perez; and Bank of America's Miami President Gene
Schaefer during check presentation.


ally see myself going to college
and making something out of
myself," said Rosa Perez, a
12th grade student from
Booker T. Washington.
Through OYC, Perez was
able to go to Washington.
Charisma Clark, a Junior
from Northwestern Senior
High, was able to walk the
Brooklyn Bridge and visit the
Twin Towers Memorial in New
York. "Even though I saw the
pictures on TV and watched
the films, I really understood
the impact in person. Without
the youth center, I wouldn't
have had the opportunity,"
Clark said, choked up with
emotion.
That's what the OYC does, it
gives kids opportunities. Perez
and Clark are just a couple of
the many young people that
are impacted by Mourning's
Overtown Youth Center. In a
rough neighborhood like
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Full-time and part-time
employees
One full-time and five
part-time

Year Established
June 1991

Products/Services
We have a Jaw-Saw
kitchen. We have a mix-
ture of soul and island
dishes. We also offer live
entertainment.

Future Goals
Our main goal right now
is to have a full-time sit-
ting restaurant and an
entertainment area for
older people. We want this
place to be home away
from home.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
grown?
When I first came from the
islands I lived Overtown,
then I moved to Liberty
City. Betty is from Georgia
so we decided to come up
with this place that would
sell island food as well as
soul food. After that, we
decided to add entertain-
ment. When we first start-
ed we had a little bit of
food to sell. Now we are
growing everyday.

What were some of the


come those problems.
Over time everything just
came together.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
Our business best serves
the Liberty City communi-
ty because it is the area
we are in. Everyone that
likes good food can come
here. From the entertain-
ment aspect, it mostly
serves the older group.

What were some of your
past experiences that
helped you meet the
needs of your clients?
We don't take complaints
lightly. We know how to
treat the customers. Over
the years, I listened and
learned what the cus-
tomers like and we apply
that to what we do every-
day.

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I am from the Bahamas. A
long time ago in the
Islands, there was a club
named Shantel Lounge.
The name was later
changed to something
else, but it stuck in my
head. When I decided to
open up, that's the name I
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proposed contract prior to voting; the lack of will be re
notice regarding the tallying of the votes and in orders
violation of "The Secret Ballot Requirement." mine rec
All transit workers were invited to attend the accurate
hearing and present their personal testimony or
by submitting a sworn affidavit noting viola- Consulta
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candidate for president in 2007, Wessell A. The surv
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unprecedented "givebacks" of hard earned Compari
items by the transit union negotiators and to Aviation
request that benefit packages that are available
to other county departments be the same SampleS
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employees, more than half of which are bus. sions fro
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limited to the amount of benefits and overtime
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privy to the lengthy document signed by the will coord
Manager. He told The Miami Times that he Dade Av
spent all day in court fighting for rights on the
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date, time of day and airport location.

Therefore, the survey will be conducted throughout the day, on weekdays
and weekends. The study will be halted however, should an irregular con-
dition (for example a hurricane or labor strike) occur at the airport that threat-
ens to skew the data and the subsequent results. The same should apply to
calendared national holidays for the same reasons.


vey per year will be conducted for three consecutive years. This sur-
uld be conducted during mid April preferably between April 15 and
for each of the three consecutive years. Every year the consultant
quired to combine the new results to the results of the previous year
to produce a comprehensive report that will help the County deter-
urring trends, evaluate and compare results in order to establish an
passenger profile.

nt will generate databases, pie charts, informative graphics and
rtinent information that will directly relate to the attitudes of passen-
he terminal area.
ey attitudinal ratings shall be compared to other major airport hubs.
port hubs means airports that are comparable in volume and traffic.
son should be included in a chart in the final report provided to the
Department.

Size:

pie size and composition must be sufficient to draw reliable conclu-
m the results associated with specific airport locations, facilities and
nt categories of passengers. As a result, proponent should assume
e size of 2,750 people for each survey. The sample composition for
vey shall include: ,

ousand (2,000) departing passengers (250 per concourse)
kindred (500) arriving international passengers
ndred and fifty (250) meeters and greeters

segmentation of the sample size arriongst domestic versu infeirna-
id conriectin'versus or4in and destination, will be determined dur-
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sultant shall be responsible for all aspects of the survey execution,
g quality control. The Project Manager assigned by the Consultant
dinate all information requests and be the liaison between Miami-
iation Department and all persons working on the survey.

hbe performed include:


sign survey form.
pare draft survey form.
ect flights to be surveyed.
intact appropriate airport parties regarding the survey.
-test questionnaire.
alize questionnaire content and design.
it survey form.
nduct survey.
ilyze survey data collected, with distinct results for level of service
facilities by concourse and by overall airport.
duce reports.
a method of recording and processing data will be left to the proposer.

Survey Questionnaire:


1) The survey shall not exceed 30 questions.
2) Survey shall contain at least one open-ended question to permit pas-
sengers to provide feedback on areas to improve.
3) Consultant to design a rating system for each question with an overall
rating for the Airport.

Presentation and Presentation Material:

The Consultant will submit a draft report and a final report. The Consultant
will report the findings of the survey to the Assistant Director of Business
Development for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Reports will be
made in a timely and user-friendly manner. They will include summaries
and detailed tabulations relevant to the dissemination of meaningful sur-
vey results to the Department.

c) Reports

Consultant will deliver the following reports upon completion of the survey:

1) Executive Summary of findings (40 color copies.)

2) A detailed report (40 color copies.)

3) Tables that will permit cross tabulation of data by the Department.

4) A PowerPoint presentation in electronic format and 40 hard copies in
color.

5) Two oral presentations that will include a presentation to Miami-Dade
Aviation Department staff.

6) An electronic and printed list of each interviewee's responses to the
aforementioned open-ended question (40 copies.) Said list should be cat-
egorized into ten groupings of common responses/complaints. Such
groupings may provide comments associated with concession services,
airline services and airport services. The exact groupings will be
determined during the survey design phase.

5. Minimum Qualification Requirements: The minimum qualification
requirements for this RFP are:

The Proposer should have a minimum of five (5) years in conducting air-
port passenger terminal surveys. The proposal should supply information
concerning the qualifications and experience of the proposing firm, the
Subconsultants, and the proposed project team for this survey. Indicate


your firm's recent experience in the development and implementation of
airport passenger surveys. Provide a list of specific examples of appropri-
ate experience in any relevant past or on-going projects. Describe each
project in detail, including the name of the client, the completion date and
location of the project, and a contact name and phone number for the
client. The same information should be provided for all Subconsultants
proposed for the project.

6. Sealed Proposals for the Miami-Dade County Request for Proposals
RFP-MDAD-08-04, entitled "Request for Proposals for Airport
Passenger Terminal Survey for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department",
will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade
County, Florida, at the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 17th floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128
until 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 6, 2006 or as modified by addendum.
The County will receive sealed Proposals from qualified, interested parties
based upon the terms, covenants and provisions of the Advertisement and
the RFP. The Department reserves the right to postpone or cancel the
Proposals opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of
Proposals. Proposers are invited to be present. Proposals received after
the time and date specified may not be considered, and may be returned
unopened.

7. RFP documents may be obtained at MDAD's Contracts Administration
Division, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Suite 400, Miami, Florida,
telephone (305) 876-7939, between 8a.m-5p.m., on or after Thursday,
September 7, 2006. Each Proposer shall furnish an address, telephone
and fax number for the purpose of contact during the RFP process.

8. All Proposals must be submitted as set forth in the RFP.

9. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals to
waive informalities and irregularities, or to re-advertise for Proposal. The
Department, by choosing to exercise its right of rejection, does so without
the imposition of any liability against the Department by any and all
Proposers.

10. A Project Briefing will be held on, September 19, 2006 at 3:00 PM, at
the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A,
Main Conference Room on the 4th Floor, Miami, Florida, for all interested
parties and attendance is recommended, but not mandatory. Any changes
to this RFP will be by written addendum.

11. Contract Measures: This contract includes participation provisions
for Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), as follows:


Measure

35%


Program

SBE


12 Proposal Guaranty Deposit: No Proposal guaranty, deposit is
required for this Solicitation.

13. Cone Of Silence/Contracting Officer: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t)
of the Code of Miami-Dade County (the "Code") and A.O. No. 3-27 (the
"Cone of Silence Provisions"), a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
request for qualifications ("RFQs"), 'request for proposals, ("RFPs"), or
invitations to bid ("ITBs") after advertisement and terminates at the time
St o.untManage ues a written recommendation. The Cone of
w P 4':i iication rRFgicn t -; iRi1@s,'obr ITBs between:
ntial vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants,
and the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a potential vendor, service
provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant, and the Mayor, Board or their
respective staffs; C) the Mayor, Board or their respective staffs, and any
member of the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor,
service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant, and any member of the
selection committee for the RFQ, RFP, or ITB; E) the Mayor, Board or their
respective staffs, and member of the selection committee for the RFQ,
RFP, or ITB; F) any member of the County's professional staff and any
member of the selection committee for the RFQ, RFP, or ITB.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the Code and A.O. No. 3-27, permits oral communica-
tions regarding a particular RFQ, RFP or ITB for solicitation of goods or
services, between any person and the procurement officer responsible for
administering the procurement process for such RFQ, RFP, or ITB, provid-
ed that the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or pro-
cedure already contained in the corresponding solicitation document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to communications with
the Office of the County Attorney or members of the staff of that
office; communications with employees of the Management and
Technical Assistance Unit 'of the Department of Business
Development regarding small and/or minority business programs, the
Community Business Enterprise and Equitable Distribution
Programs; oral communications at pre-proposal conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotiations
during any duly noticed public meetings, public presentations made
to the Board during any duly noticed public meeting, or communica-
tions in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the
applicable RFQ, RFP, or ITB document. Proposers must file a copy
of any written communications with the Clerk of the Board, which
shall be made available to any person upon request. Written com-
munications may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk at CLERK-
BCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The County shall respond in writing and
file a copy with the Clerk, which shall be made available to any per-
son upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of Section
2.11.1(t) of the Code by any proposer or bidder shall render any RFP
award, RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person having personal
knowledge of a violation of this Code Section shall report such violation
to the State Attorney and/ or may file a complaint with Ethics Commission.
Proposers should reference the actual Ordinance for further clarification.

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

The Contracting Officer for this RFQ is:


Name and Title:

Name of Agency:
Physical Address:
Miami, FL 33122
Mailing Address:
E-mail Address:
Telephone No.:
Facsimile No.:


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK



BY:


Maryse Georges
Aviation Procurement Contract Officer
MDAD-Contracts Administration Division
4200 NW 36th St. Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor,

P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL 33102-5504
mgeorges@miami-airport.com
(305) 876-7939
(305) 876-8068


DEPUTY CLERK


MMM

Advertisement for DBE Goal for Plan Annual Update
Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26
ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERALL DBE GOAL
FOR MDAD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is prepar-
ing to establish an overall goal for participation by
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in MDAD projects
for Fiscal Year 2007 (October 1, 2006 through
September 30, 2007). MDAD invites comments from
small, minorities and women, businesses, general con-
tractor groups, community organizations, and other offi-
cials or organizations which may have information con-
cerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disad-
vantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on
opportunities for DBEs, and what might constitute a "level
playing field" for participation of DBEs in MDAD projects.
A "level playing field" is defined as the amount of partici-
pation DBE firms would have in MDAD projects if there
were no discrimination against them.
MDAD is proposing an overall goal of 16.0% for partici-
pation by.Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in MDAD
projects for fiscal year 2007, based on information cur-
rently available. The rationale for this goal and support-
ing information will be available for public inspection for
30 days from the publication of this notice at MDAD's
Minority Affairs Office located at 4200 N.W. 36th Street,
Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Monday
through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until '5:00 P.M.
MDAD and the U.S. Department of Transportation will
accept comments on the DBE goal for 45 days from the
date of this advertisement. The DBE Program Plan may
be reviewed at MDAD's Minority Affairs Office at the
address above and a copy of its Annual Update Report
may be obtained by calling (305) 876-7971,

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Adjustable rate mortgage holders prepare for increase in interest rates


By Terry Taylor

Interest rates are on the rise
and many home owners who
have adjustable rate mort-
gages may see increases in
their forthcoming annual
adjustments. Federal Reserve
Chairman Alan Greenspan
made it clear in 2004 that the
Federal Reserve would be
increasing short-term interest
rates at a "measured pace."


With the US Dollar at its
weakest point in seven years,
oil prices unstable and the
evaluation of other economic
indicators, the Fed Funds Rate
was hiked seven times from
1.0% to 2.75% since June
2004 in an effort to curb infla-
tion. Some economists believe
it won't stop until the Fed
Fund Rate hits 4.0%.
Consumers with revolving
debt accounts tied to the


prime rate have seen the
effect through
rising interest rate
charges, as the prime
rate always rides 3%
above the current Fed
Funds Rate. Mortgage
interest rates are affect-
ed indirectly by these
changes. An increase in TA
the Fed Funds Rate has
an impact on financial mar-
kets as a whole, but mortgage


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rates may go up or
down based on the per-
ception investors have
of current economic
statistics and their
reaction to the Federal
Reserve's after-meeting
statements.
In general, when eco-
[OR nomic data indicates we
have a slow-down
occurring in our economy,
investors tend to sell off


stocks and reallocate that
money to the safe haven of
bonds and mortgage-backed
securities. The purchase of
mortgage-backed securities
drives interest rates down.
When economic data says
there is growth in the econo-
my, the stock market typically
rallies and mortgage-backed
securities sell off to fuel that
stock market rally. This drives
mortgage interest rates up.


Our current market reflects
the reaction of investors read-
ing between the lines on com-
ments made by the Fed and
mortgage interest rates are
going up. This will have an
affect on home owners with
adjustable rate mortgages
(ARMs) tied to indexes that are
based on short-term interest
rates. This includes the 11lth
District Cost of Funds, 12-
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MOURNING
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Overtown, it is like a
second home. They get
help with their home-
work and they have a
place to hang out and
have fun.
Alonzo Mourning
said people have to
stop placing the blame
and help these kids.
"Instead of pointing


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our fingers looking at
the statistics, dropouts
and murders, we need
to do something our-
selves. We don't have a
kid problem, we have
an adult problem."
In it's tenth year, the
OYC now has a new


immediate future goal:
to create a college fund
to help underprivi-
leged kids attend col-
lege. "Everybody in
here [the program] has
potential . sit back
and think about all
the individuals that


helped you get where
you are today,"
Mourning said.
With this program in
place, these kids will
be able to get the help
they need to achieve
the goals they've set in
life.


Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
Volunteer Coordinator

This is a specialized position, including highly responsible administrative work, supervision over volun-
teers, planning and coordination of timelines and logistics.

The position's candidate should possess independent problem solving abilities, and have excellent
organizational and communication skills. An employee in this classification should have knowledge of
management and supervisory principles; and some knowledge of governmental purchasing practices,
principles and techniques. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and week-
ends.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: Identifies and engages in posi-
tive relationships with volunteer organizations and individuals for .volunteer assignments with the
Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and the museum and cultural center at
the historic beach park. Directs and supervises volunteer staff assignments; assists in developing and
administering volunteer staff training, programs, assignments, materials, supplies, equipment, etc.
Represents the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust in meetings pertaining to volunteer projects, community
outreach and events; serves as a liaison between the Trust and community organizations; prepares
administrative and/or fiscal reports pertaining to volunteer projects and overall volunteer budgets and
operations; makes recommendations concerning volunteer program implementation and improve- /
ments; provides volunteer resource support to Trust staff; develops, coordinates, and manages the'"
beach park's volunteer staff readiness for approved e iAtschedules and activities. :'Become familiar
with city codes, insurance, liabilities, zoning and other appropiffate federal, state, 'county and municipal'
regulations and policies. Coordinate with city and county departments as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

Associates degree in Public Administration, Public Relations, Business Administration, Human
Resources, Parks and Recreation management or related field; and considerable (1-3 years) experi-
ence in management and some (6 months 2 years) supervisory experience.

OR

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

AND

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License is required; proof of citizenship or legal residency.

Send resume to: Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, fax
resume to: 305-960-4620 or e-mail resume to: gforchion@miamigov.com.



Virginia Key' Beach Park Trust
Special Events Coordinator

This is a specialized, high profile position, including highly responsible administrative work, planning
and coordination of timelines and logistics.

The position's candidate should possess independent problem solving abilities, and have excellent
organizational and communication skills. An employee in this classification should have considerable
knowledge of management and supervisory principles; and knowledge of governmental purchasing
practices, principles and techniques. Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and week-
ends.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: Using knowledge and experience
in directing multiple personnel, budgetary and facilities resources for planning, expediting and execut-
ing a variety of successful special events for the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust. Leads the develop-
ment of an approved annual special events schedule for the Trust and cultivates "event customers" or
clients events held on Historic Virginia Key Beach Park; manages the planning and logistics for the Trust
and beach park calendar of events. The candidate develops themes, timelines and budgets in coordi-
nation with other Trust departments, city and county departments and other outside agencies, consult-
ants or clients for successful special events. Represents the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust in meetings
pertaining to special events and local entertainment community; serves as a liaison between the Trust
and community organizations; prepares administrative and/or fiscal reports pertaining to annual events
and activities schedule; makes recommendations concerning events programming. Become familiar
with city codes, insurance, liabilities, zoning and other appropriate federal, state, county and municipal
regulations and policies. Coordinate with city and county departments as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Public Administration, Events Planning, Business Administration,
Public Relations) and some (6 month 1 year) administrative experience.

OR

Associates degree in Public Administration, Events Planning, Business Administration, Public Relations,
Parks and Recreation management or related field; and considerable (1-3 years) experience in man-
agement and some (6 months 2 years) supervisory experience.

OR

Equivalent combination of training (1-2 years) and experience (3-5 years) beyond High School Diploma.

AND

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License is required; proof of citizenship or legal residency.

Send resume to: Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, fax
resume to: 305-960-4620 or e-mail resume to: gforchion@miamigov.com.


CITY OF MIAMI
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for the Southeast Overtown/Park West and
the Omni Districts has scheduled a Board of Commissioners Meeting to be
held on Monday, September 25, 2006, beginning at 5 p.m., at the
Doubletree Grand Hotel (Key West Room), located at 1717 North Bayshore
Drive, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For copies of the agenda,
please contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.

James Villacorta
(#15775) Interim Executive Director, SEOPW CRA


CITY OF MIAMI
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 23, 2006, in the offices of the
CRA located at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida. Be advised
that two or more Board Members (City of Miami Commissioners) may be
present and participate in the discussions.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.

James H. Villacorta, Interim Executive Director
(#15776) SEOPW and Omni CRAs


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Marlins help fund program to teach kids about finances


The Florida Marlins
Community
Foundation was
established in
January 1999. They
represent the
resources of the play-
ers, corporate spon-
sors, grants and
events. The money
raised is used to sup-
port "Cornerstones for
Kids," which focuses
on building brighter
futures through edu-
cation, the arts and
baseball.
As such they have
partnered with a local
non profit, Life and
Learning Centers and


their collaborative
partner, Smart
School, to fund the
Kidz and Kash
Financial Literacy
program. This pro-
gram is designed to
help students exam-
ine the significance of
developing financial
goals, understanding
how limited resources
impact our choices
and teaching students
to apply a decision-
making process to
their personal finan-
cial choices.
The Kidz and Kash
program is adminis-
tered by a Miami-


based HUD certified
non-profit corporation
which also helps first
time homebuyers pur-
chase new homes. The
Executive Director is
Bettye Lewis.
This program tar-
gets students who are
twice as likely to need
special education
because of cognitive
deficiencies and are
only half as likely to
graduate from high
school. Many of these
students are from sin-
gle parent homes.
Research suggests
that incidents of juve-
nile crime, including


violent offenses, peaks
between 3 p.m. and 6
p.m., generally right
after schools are dis-
missed. The Kidz and
Kash after school pro-
gram addresses this
issue.
According to Lewis,
"Students need to
become acquainted
with basic financial
planning concepts.
They need to be able
to integrate these con-
cepts into everyday
life. We help them do
that in the Kidz and
Kash program."
"My ultimate goal is
to create savvy con-


Short-term interest rates on the rise


RATES
continued from 8D

Month Treasury
Average. (VITA),
London Inter Bank
Offering Rates
(LIBOR) and others.
This doesn't mean
that everyone with an
adjustable mortgage is
in trouble right away.
Some indexes are
more volatile than
others. COFI moves
much slower than
other adjustable rate
indexes, while the
LIBOR fluctuates with
more volatility. But
remember, when an
ARM adjusts, the new
interest rate is a sum
of the borrower's fixed
margin plus the cur-
rent rate of the index
the mortgage is tied
to.
Consumers who
foresee paying an
interest rate that is
significantly higher
may want to consider
refinancing to take
advantage of the sta-
bility of a fixed rate
mortgage. This is also
a good time for bor-
rowers who started
out in an adjustable
rate loan due to a poor
credit score to transi-
tion into a fixed rate
loan if they can. Once
a track record of mak-
ing mortgage pay-
ments on time and in
full has been estab-
lished, this should
have a positive effect
on the credit score
and there's a good
chance the' borrower
may now qualify for a
loan with a lower
interest rate.
As with any decision
to refinance, it is
important to take the
terms of the existing
loan, the cost of the
new loan and the bor-
rower's long-term
needs into considera-
tion. A qualified mort-
gage professional
should help weigh out
the options by provid-
ing a clear assessment
of available loan pro-
grams for the con-
sumer.
Terry Taylor is affili-


ated with Newmeyer
Mortgage Services, Inc.


Call for a Free Refinancing, 305-665-
Consultation on 9265 ext. 19.


sumers who will be
armed with the infor-
mation they need to
make confident finan-
cial decisions," Lewis
continued. The
Florida Marlins
Community
Foundation shares
this vision and has
shown their support
by their most gener-
ous donation.
For more informa-
tion about the Kidz
and Kash program,
contact Bettye Lewis
at 305-690-4391.


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MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY


MEETING NOTICE

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will hold its monthly meeting
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 4:00 PM. at the MDX Headquarters, 3790 N.W.
21st Street, Miami, FL 33142. Attendance by MDX Board Members or mem-
bers of the public may be in person or via conference telephone. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by any board, agency or commis-
sion with respect to any matter considered at its monthly Board meeting,
he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
based. All MDX meeting locations comply with applicable requirements of
the American with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids or services will be provid-
ed upon request with at least five (5) days notice prior to the proceedings.
If hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers
(800)955-8771 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Voice), for assistance. MDX
invites all interested parties to attend. For further information, including
information on attendance by telephone, please visit www.mdx-way.com
or contact:
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Attention: Maria Luisa Navia Lobo
3790 N.W. 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 637-3277


MIAMI-DADE



MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS (NTPC)
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
MASTER PLANIFWOR THENEW KROME DETENTION CENTER
OCI PROJECT NO. A06-GSA-01 GOB 194

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) services will
be required for the Master Plan for the new Krome Detention Center for the Department of Corrections
and Rehabilitation.

Respondents are advised that prime and sub-consultants selected for the A05-GSA-01 GOB 195-
70311, Pre-Trial Detention Center 40-Year Re-certification Repairs and Expansion of Support Facilities
will not be selected for this OCI Project No. A06-GSA-01, Master Plan for the New Krome Detention
Center. This restriction will apply reciprocally between the two solicitations, assuring that each project
will be awarded to a different team of consultants. For the purpose of this paragraph the word "select-
ed" shall mean the time when the County Manager's authorization to negotiate is filed with the Clerk of
the Board.

The selected prime consultant must demonstrate experience in the below listed area. Information
regarding the experience and qualifications must be included in Sections F and/or G of OCI Form 1, as
indicated in Section 2.1(2) of the NTPC.

1) Designed a minimum of three (3) completed correctional facilities with a project value of at least
$20,000,000 and/or a minimum of 200,000 Sq. Ft. per facility, within the last ten (10) years from the sub-
mittal date of this solicitation.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

3.01 Highways Systems Site Development and Parking Lot Design
6.02 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Major Water and Sanitary Sewage Pumping Facilities
8.00 Telecommunication Systems 11.00 General Structural Engineering
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying 16.00 General Civil Engineering
17.00 Engineering Construction Management 20.00 Landscape Architecture
21.00 Land-Use Planning 22.00 ADA Title II Consultant

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 htto://www.miami-
dade.aov, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

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

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

One (1) Agreement 3.50% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on September 20, 2006, at 10:00 A.M.
in Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is October 6, 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, FL 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.


MIAMI,


LEGAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MIAMI, FLORIDA

Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dpm. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit Our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
change.

Interested parties may also visit or call:

Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.


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NONEXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE
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The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is pleased to announce the reopen-
ing of the waiting list for the following, facility. The facility is currently fully
occupied with a waiting list for residency.

Federation Towers
757 West West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305-531-2388)
The facility is a federally subsidized rental apartment building for the low-
income elderly (age 62 or older) and/or mobility impaired. Applications may
be requested and returned at the above facility during office hours (M-F
9:00-4:00 p.m.) beginning 10/24/06. We reserve the right to close the list at
any time. In compliance with ADA the TDD phone number for persons with
special hearing disabilities is 1-800-545-1833, ext. 715. Thank you for your
interest.



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305-545-6323
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All occasions, weddings, parties,
etc. 1290 Ali Baba
(West of 27th Ave.) Limo Rentals
305-622-3361
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Infant, Child, Teen
Northside Shopping Center
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Parkway 305-652-6095
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1st & 2nd Mortgages
No credit check. No income
verification. Foreclosures &
bankruptcy O.K. 24 HR Service
305-385-9836


Faith Financial Group
Purchase, Refinance
100% Financing, FHA, VA Loans
Home, Business Land
Roy Freeman, Broker
305-510-4201


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Sealed Proposals for the above will be received for and in
behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the
Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. Ist Street,
Miami, Florida, 33128 until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 17,
2006 or as modified by addendum, at which time all Proposals
will be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the
Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center, where the "Technical
Proposal" will be publicly opened, and the names of the
Proposers will be read aloud. The County will receive sealed
proposals from qualified, interested parties based upon the
terms, covenants and provisions of'this advertisement and the
Request for Proposals ("RFP"). An original and nine (9)
copies (a total of 10) of the complete Proposal (Technical
Proposal and Price Proposal) must be received by the due
date as specified in the advertisement for this RFP ("Proposal
Due Date"), as may be amended by Addendum. The original
and all copies must be bound, with the Technical Prooosal
packaged separately from the Price Proposal) and submit-
ted in an envelope or container stating on the outside the
Proposer's name, address, telephone number and RFP num-
ber, RFP title, and Proposal Due Date to:

Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202
Miami, FL 33128-1983
Hand-carried proposals may be delivered to the above
address ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the
County. Proposers are responsible for informing any com-
mercial delivery service, if used, of all delivery requirements
and for ensuring that the required address information appears
on the outer wrapper or envelope used by such service.

THE SCOPE OF SERVICES The County is seeking an expe-
rienced and qualified Operator that will enhance the quality of
services offered at the Public Parking Facilities at Miami
International Airport. The Board of County Commissioners, as
well as, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, are committed
to creating at the Airport, a premier, first class facility, both in
the public County controlled areas and the management con-
tract areas.

To manage, operate and maintain surface lots, garages and
valet parking facilities at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department
in a first class manner and condition. Operator will provide
services and competent personnel, as needed, or desired by
MDAD to meet the needs of those parking at Miami
International Airport, while increasing gross revenues and con-
trolling costs.

Miami-Dade County (the "County"), as represented by the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD"), is seeking pro-
posals to enter into one (1) Management Agreement for the
operation of all Public Parking Facilities at Miami International
Airport. The term of the Agreement is for five (5) years with
the County's sole option to extend the Agreement for five (5)
separate terms of one (1) year.

It is the intention of the County to have the parking facilities
operated in a premier, first class manner,; providing prompt,
efficient and courteous service by the Successful Proposer
and its staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS The Proposer
must provide evidence as part of its Proposal that it meets the
below listed minimum qualification requirements (see
Appendix A RFP No. MDAD-02-06). Any Proposer not meet-
ing all the minimum qualifications requirements shall render
the Proposal non-responsive.

Proposer must have the following experience:

A) The Proposer must have performed for five (5) of the last
eight (8) years, management of a major public parking
facility(ies) with annual gross revenues of not less than
$10,000,000.

B) The number of facilities operated (structure and surface lot)
shall not be less than one (1) parking structure and/or one (1)
surface lot and the total number and the parking spaces shall
not be less than 4,000 spaces. The daily operation shall not be
less than 24 hours per day, 7days per week.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Request for
Proposal documents will be available on or after September
19, 2006. Prospective Proposers may obtain the Request for
Proposal documents from the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, Contracts Administration Division, 4200 N.W. 36
Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, Florida 33122 by pay-
ment of $50.00 (non-refundable) per set, check or money
order, made payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
The Request for Proposal documents may also be requested
in writing to the Department at P.O. Box 025504, Miami,
Florida 33102-5504 or by fax at (305) 876-8068. Each
Proposer shall furnish an address, telephone and FAX num-
bers for the purpose of contact during solicitation process. All
Proposals shall be submitted as set forth in the Instructions to
Proposers.
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Proposal Conference on
September 27, 2006 at 9:30 A.M., Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, 4200 NW 36 Street, Building 5-A, Conference
Room F, fourth floor, Miami, for all interested parties.
Attendance will be limited to two (2) representatives per firm.
Any changes to this Request for Proposal will be by written
addendum. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply
with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). For sign language, ..interpreter services, material in
accessible format, other special accommodations, or airport-
related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA
Coordination at (305) 876-0856.

PROPOSAL GUARANTY: Each Proposal shall be accompa-
nied by a Proposal Guarantee Deposit of Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000) attached to Appendix A. Minimum
Qualifications Form and Technical Proposal
Questionnaire Form, which shall be in the form of a cashier's


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check, treasurers check, irrevocable letter of credit, or bank
draft drawn on any state or national bank ONLY, payable to
Miami-Dade County. Florida, or Proposal Guarantee Bond pre-
pared on the form attached to the RFP as Appendix H. duly
executed by the Proposer as Principal and having a Surety
thereon meeting the requirements set forth in Subarticle 14.03
of the Agreement. No other form of deposit will be accepted.

THE PROPOSER'S PROPOSAL IS SUBJECT TO THE FOL-
LOWING PROVISIONS, AMONG OTHERS:
1) Contract Measures: A Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
selection factor applies to this solicitation.

A SBE/Micro Business Enterprise is entitled to receive an addi-
tional ten percent (10%) of the total technical evaluation points
of the technical portion of this solicitation. An SBE/Micro
Business Enterprise must be certified by the DBD for the type
of goods and/or services it provides in accordance with the
applicable commodity code(s) for this solicitation. For certifi-
cation information, contact the Department of Business
Development 375-3111 or access www.miamidade.gov/dbd

2) Living Wages in accordance with Section 2-8.9 of the
Miami-Dade County Code

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

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

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral com-
munications at pre-proposal conferences, oral presenta-
tions before selection committees, contract negotiations
during any duly noticedpublic meetings, public presenta-
tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during
any duly noticed public meeting, or communications in
writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the
applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document.

Proposers must file a copy of any written communications
with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available
to any person upon request. Written communications may
be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The County shall respond
in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon
request.

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

Failure of the Proposer to comply with Miami-Dade County
Ordinances Nos. 98-106 and 02-3 may result in the disqualifi-
cation of the Proposer.

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

The Contact Person for this Request for. Proposals is:

Name and Title: Pedro J. Betancourt
Aviation Sr. Procurement Contract Officer
Name of Agency: Miami Dade Aviation Department
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 025504,
Miami, Florida 33102-5504
Physical Location: 4200 NW 36th Street, Bldg. 5A, Suite 400,
Miami, Florida 33122
Telephone: (305) 876-7345 Facsimile:(305) 876-8068
All questions nmust be submitted in writing to the
Contracting Officer by October 2, 2006.

4) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications
or alterations made to the Request for Proposal Documents
other than those made by Addendum. Proposers are advised
to carefully check their Request for Proposal Documents to
make certain the documents they obtained contain the com-
plete set of documents. Any partial set of documents obtained
shall be at the Proposer's risk.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK


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Bid packets and specifications may be obtained
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on September 28, 2006 at 10:00 AM.


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SBusines Rentals
COMMERCIAL
RENTAL PROPERTY
4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
security doors. Outside
lighting, $700 per month.
$700 security deposit.
Call 305-638-3699
MIAMI AREA
Store front 8644 NW 22 Ave-
nue for rent.
Call 305-693-9486.

STORE FRONT FOR RENT
6905 NW 15 Avenue
$950.00 Monthly
Call 786-263-1590

Unfurnished Rooms
5720 NW 23rd Avenue
$125 wkly. 305-249-0398

Furnished Rooms
1301 NW 41st Street
Clean with security bars,
parking and private entrance,
$75 and up weekly!
Call 786-356-8818
13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186 or 691-3486
1341 N.W. 68th Terrace
Excellent, air conditioned,
$95 wkly. Call 305-756-5774
1473 N.W. 70 Street
$350 a month, first and last
$700 move in 786-290-1955
or 786-263-2267.
15840 N.W. 18th Place
Furnished room, kitchen
privileges.
Call 305-548-5488 or
305-962-8157
1822 N.W. 66th Street
$300 monthly. Call 305-625-
5590 or 305-244-2528 for
appointment
4744 NW 15th Court
Clean rooms, $350 per.
month.
Call 305-479-3632

CAROL CITY AREA
ROOM FOR RENT
Call 305-625-3081 or 786-
273-0808.
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 AREA
Furnished or unfurnished
rooms for rent. Call Ken 786-
258-4453
NORTH MIAMI LOCATION
Furnished room, Adults Only.
Call 954-557-7629
ROOMS FOR RENT
128 N.E. 82 Terrace Miami.
Rooms for rent in private
home. $450 for your own
room, $200 security to move
in. Two persons in one room
(two beds) $400 per person,
$200 each security to move
in. Working individual or eld-
erly preferred. References
786-355-5948.

EfficiencieS
250 N.E. 77th Street
Includes refrigerator, stove
and air. $425 monthly. .
Call 305-469-5093
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Nice efficency $140 weekly.
305-835-6339
HOLLYWOOD AREA
2330 Fillmore Street,
efficiency for rent.
Call 305-948-6219 or
954-927-4955
NEAR MIAMI LAKES
Furnished private entrance,
bath, kitchen. Single non-
smoker quiet person, $135
weekly. Call 305-621-2828.

ApartmentS>
1459 N.W. 60th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
brand new appliances, tiled
floors. Section 8 welcome.
$600 monthly, $1200 moves
you in. Call 954-709-4828
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
172 NW 12th Street
Six one bedroom, one bath
Call 786-263-1590
190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded.$690 monthly, $1800
moves you in.
786-389-1686.
2005 ALl BABA AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$715 monthly. Section 8 OK.
Available September 1
772-468-6373 or
954-401-3826

2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675.
Move in with $1350 newly
renovated with central air.
Call 305-769-0146

2581 SUPERIOR


STREET#3
One bedroom, one
bath.$500
monthly, $1,250 moves you
in. Call 305-652-9393


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Three bedrooms, one bath
Call 786-263-1590
6998 N.W. 5th Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$775 monthly. First and
security. Section 8 welcome.
786-399-8557 or
954-549-5148


Three bedrooms, one bath,
den, fence, central air, bars,
tile, $1500 a month. First,
last and $700 security.
Call 305-621-0576


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
5842 NW 12th Avenue
Two Bedrooms one bath.
Apartment $750.
954-483-5374
586 NW 83rd Street (B)
One bedroom, one bath, no
evictions, $700 mthly.
Call 786-488-2264
5990 N.W. 14th Avenue
Nice large one bedroom
apartment in small building.
References $525 monthly!
Drive by! Call 305-754-5728.
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
637 N.W. 64th Street
One bedroom, $650 monthly.
Section 8 welcome. Call 786-
326-7424.
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

ARENA GARDEN
1601 NW 1st Court
FREE WATER AND BASIC
CABLE. Remodeled effcien-
cy, two, three bedrooms, air,
ceiling fan, appliances, laun-
dry and gate. 305-374-4412
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen and
tile, fresh paint, secured with
parking. $595-$675 monthly.
131,5 N.E. Miami Court.
786-351-4516
MIAMI AREA
5200 N.W. 26nd Avenue
One, two, three bedrooms.
Call 305-634-3545. Section 8
Welcome.
MIAMI GARDENS
Central AC, landscape court-
yard, pool. One bedroom,
one bath. $795 monthly, Two
Bedrooms, one bath, $895
monthly plus security. '
Call 305-710-3739 or
305-710-0467

MIAMI GARDENS
Two bedrooms, one
bath,central air, gated, park-
ing, $950.00 monthly, $950.
security.
Call 305-710-3739 or
305-710-0467
OPA-LOCKA AREA
One bedroom in the rear of
home. All utilities included.
$700 monthly, $1700 moves
you in. Great for one person.
Call 305-467-6095.
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



1080 NW 100th Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths
with large living, dining,,cen-
tral air, Section 8 Welcome
$1350 monthly.
Call 786-315-8491
1212 NE 110 TERRACE
The Complete Duplex, two
bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer. Fenced in
yard, security bars, central
air and heat. Tiled
throughout. $1235 and
$1000 security. Interested,
please call Whittaker at
786-709-7436. After Septem-
ber 22 please call 786-285-
5859 or 786-287-2140.
1220 N.W. 61st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Stove, refrigetrator, airItalian
tiles, Section 8 Welcome Call
786-210-5644
1262 N.W. 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Welcome. $950
monthly.
Call 786-267-3700
1558 NE 131st Lane
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances included, Section 8
welcome. Call 786-277-9925

2452 N.W. 44th Street
Three bedroomS, two bathS,
central air $1100 monthly.
Call 786-226-2072

258 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Call 786-443-7707

580 NW 95th Street


1460 N.W. 175 Street. Three
bedrooms two bath, family
room. $1600 monthly plus
security. Call 954-704-0094.


NORTHWEST DADE
16301 N.W. 22 Court, three
bedroom two bath, tile, cen-
tral air. $1300 monthly, Miami
Beach, Hialeah, Section 8
okay 305-662-5505.
Rentals, two to four bed-
rooms available. Ready for
immediate occupancy. Three
months required to move in.
Call for more information. No
Section 8
Beach Front Realty
954-322-0507
STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your mort-
gage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916
Two, three/four bedrooms
Section 8 welcome.
Call Yovanna 305-688-5404

Rent With Option
DANIA BEACH
Brand new three bedrooms,
two baths, family room, two
car garage.Rent/Option/Sale.
Section 8 okay. 954-921-
7735 or 305-785-7047,
Harry.



FORECLOSURE
Single family $100,000 below
the market value. Call Yuval
o9a-.RR-R M


7003 N.W. 6th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750 monthly. Stove and wa-
ter not included.
Call 305-836-6877 or
305-758-4214
7005 NW 4th Court
TwoTwo bedrooms, one
bath. Call 786-263-1590
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.

771 NW 52nd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 a month. 954-704-0094
MIAMI AREA
2756 NW 44 Street
One bedroom, $650 monthly.
Call 786-312-2159

NORTH MIAMI
Nice three bedrooms, one
bath, remodeled, extra
closet, big yard, near
schools, Publix and busline.
Ready to move in. Section 8
welcome.
Call 305-321-5936

OPA LOCKA AREA
One bedroom, one bath,
$700 monthly, 305-607-7192
SECTION 8 ONLY
575 NW 94th Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
Call 786-263-1590
SECTION 8 ONLY
6905 NW 15th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath
One bedroom, one bath
Call 786-263-1590
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call 786-277-5592
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.
WYNWOOD AREA
Two bedroom, one bath,
$1,150, 305-498-6555
Condos/Townhouses
1999 NW 5th Place.
Four bedrooms two baths.
Call 786-263-1590
20020 S.W. 123 pDrje ..
Perrine, FL
Four bedroom, two bath, all
household appliances, two
levels. $1500 monthly Con-
tact Rickey, 786-253-7218.



1043 N.W. 28 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile throughout, fence all
around, walk to Jackson
Memorial Hospital. $1500
monthly. Call 786-423-7233
or 305-401-9165
125 NW 73rd Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
fullly renovated, $1300
monthly, first and last Section
8 Wel-come. 305-751-4241
weekend 305-620-1873.
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
1674 NW 73rd Street
Spacious four bedrooms, two
baths, large backyard. Sec-
tion 8 welcome.
Call 786-308-5659
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedrooms, three baths,
air, bars, $1,500, $4,500
move in. NO Section 8. 305-
891-6776, Terry Dellerson.
1749 NW 154 Street
Large three bedroom, one
bath,fenced, appliances.
Drive by then call 305-621-
0049.
1970 NW 195th STREET
Four bedrooms, two baths.
New kitchen and bath. Cen-
tral AC. $1600 monthly,
$3000 moves you in.
Call 786-512-1588
2445 N.W. 170th Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den, $1,300, $3,900
move in. NO Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker 305-
891-6776.
2791 NW 197th Terrace
Newly remodeled, three bed-
rooms, large corner lot two
baths A/C, $1250 monthly,
first, last,security,$3200
move in.
Please call 305-633-7547
2931 NW 69th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, ceiling fans, tile,
new appliances, bars,
fenced,
big yard, $1200 a month,
$2500 to move in. Section 8
welcome. 305-542-8554
3100 NW 164 Terrace
Huge five bedrooms, two
baths, remodeled $1700
monthly Section 8 welcome.
305-621-4960
3451 NW 174th Street


3500 NW 203rd Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
nice yard space. $1450
monthly. First, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
305-651-1078
4131 N.W. 203 Road Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
large corner, no section 8,
$1200 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
4600 NW 3rd Avenue
Three bedroom, two bath,
central air. Section 8 Wel-
come. Asking $1500 monthly.
Call Rickey at 786-253-7218.
7746 N.W. 2nd Court
Four bedrooms, two baths
Section 8 OK!. Call Ron 305-
582-8210 '
786 N.W. 75 Street (front),
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air and tile. Section 8
welcome $1250 monthly
$3000 to move in Call 786-
663-3383 or 786-663-6617
8250 N.W. 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath, in-
cludes water $775 monthly.
NO Section 8.
305-267-9449
8355 NW 12 Avenue
Lakefront, 4 bedroom, 2
baths. Quiet neighborhood,
near schools and park.$1400
monthly. Section 8 Welcome
Call 305-696-2825.
837 N.W. 57th Street
Three bedrooms, appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
Section 8 OK.
Call 305-302-4228
901 N.W. 58th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 monthly, Section 8
Welcome. Apply at:
5720 N.W. 17 Avenue.
CAROL CITY AREA
3330 NW 214 Street. four
bedroom two baths, large
family room, new paint, cen-
tral air. $1295 monthly.
$2900 to move in. NO
SECTION 8. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
CAROL CITY AREA
3623 N.W. 194 Terrace,
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. 305-761-5256
CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedrooms one and 1/2
baths central ac recently ren-
ovated $1,100 monthly
$3,300 moves you in. Call
786-326-8280
DAVIE
1705 SW 10th COURT
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tiled floors, central ac, great
house must see. $2100
monthly,$3700 moves you
in.Cal, 786-512-1588
Five bedrooms, three baths,
foreclosure, $99/MO, 4%
down, 30 years at 8% APR!
For listings 800-749-8168
xD074
FT. LAUDERALE AREA
160 NW 33rd Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
stove, refrig, ac $1400
monthly, $2800 moves you
in.Call 786-512-1588
Homes for Rent
Two and Three bedrooms .in
Liberty City and Little Haiti
area. Please call
786-326-8280
Homes for Rent
Two and Three bedrooms .in
Liberty City and Little Haiti
area. Please call
786-326-8280
HOMESTAED AREA
807 Turner Circle
Three bedrooms, two baths
305-249-0398
LIBERTY CITY AREA
1700 NW 66 Street beautiful
three bedroom one bath.
$1100 monthly, first, last and
security. Call 786-312-5481.
MIAMI AREA
1792 NW 71 Street. Three
bedroom one bath across
from school.$1300 monthly,
$2500 to move in. Call 786-
333-2596
MIAMI AREA
3271 N.W. 52 Street, three
bedrooms, two baths, central
air $1350 per month, first last
and security.
Brown Realty & Investment
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xD041.
NEW HOMES
Three bedrooms, two baths,
four bedrooms, two baths
from $195K. Closing assis-
tance up to $5,000. Rentals
and lease options available.
Section 8 welcome. Homes
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Payoff Mortgage and debt in
7-12 years. Investors Excel-
lent return. Buy, Sell, Refi-
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Loans.Stop
Foreclosures Credit Repair.
Call 954-678-7543 24/7

NORTH MIAMI AREA
142 N, W, 144 Street, Three
bedroom, one bath with den,
fully renovated, central air,
large fence yard. $1300
monthly Call 305-710-5160.
NORTHWEST AREA


21373 NW 40 Court, two
bedrooms one bath, central
air, large yard and more. Try
$1900 down and $597
monthly (good credit re-
quired) $149K NDI Realtors
.305-655-1700
FLORIDA CITY AREA
New townhouse, three bed-
rooms, two and a half baths,
one car garage up-grades.
No association fee. $238,000
negotiable/$1500 monthly
rent. Call 786-325-4659
SUNRISE FLORIDA
Two bedrooms, two baths
condominium. Tile floor over
55 condominium $116,500.
Brown Realty Inc.
305-685-6275

Duplex
MIAMI AREA
4625-27 N.W. 15 Court, two
bedrooms one bath on each
side, new roof and new win-
dows. Try $6900 down and
$1150 monthly (good credit
required), $279K NDI Real-
tors 305-655-1700


1261 N.W. 70th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$164,900, 305-895-3739.
14900 NW 9th Court
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, family room, 1600
sq ft, waterview, new roof,
$275K or best offer.
Call Keith 305-336-9650
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CAROL CITY AREA
4910 NW 170 Street, Four
bedroom two baths, central
air, new windows, new paint.
Try $7900 down and $1299
monthly (good credit re-
quired) $329K NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
FORECLOSURE
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FORECLOSURES
Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040
HOLLYWOOD
4520 S.W.20 Street. "Holly-
wood Bargain," three bed-
room, one bath. Huge bed
rooms! $209,900.
Brown Realty & Investment
305-685-6275
HOLLYWOOD HILLS
5125 Washington Street
"Fantastic" beauty!
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den and pool. Two car ga-
rage. $475.000
Brown Realty & Inv. Corp
305-685-6275
HUD HOMES!
Four bedrooms, two baths
Only $25,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046
INCOME POTENTIAL
Six bedroom five bathroom
for sale. Income potential.
Three separate kitchens.
Over 2400 square feet. Call
305-467-6095 between 9
a.m. and 6 p.m.
LIBERTY CITY AREA
4930 N. W. 21 Avenue, three
bedroom one bath,
$205,000.
Call 305-469-5093


MIAMI AREA
3279 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, new paint and
more. Try $3900 down and
$780 monthly (good credit
required) $195K
NDI Realtors
305-655-1700

MIAMI AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths,
totally remodeled, central air,
45 x 100 lot, new fence, only
$2500 down and no closing
costs. Move in three weeks.
Call 786-236-5035
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
2445 N. W. 159 Terrace,
three bedrooms, one bath
with family room. Accordion
shutters, washer and dryer,
new roof and one year home
warranty for buyer. Seller ex-
tended home to include a
den and another bath.
$209,999 or best offer.
954-294-6564
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Very large Three bedroom
two bath, pool, corner lot..
King Star Realty
Dorothy Bradley
786-380-7545
NORTH DADE
80 N. E. 212 Terrace. "Ele-
gant" three big bedrooms
and two baths with den and
patio,Tile floors.$275.000
Brown Realty Inc.
305-685-6275

OPA LOCKA AREA
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with laundry room, front
porch and fenced yard with
lakeview. $165,000
negotionable.
Call 954-801-3508

PEMBROKE PINES
7480 POLK STREET
Large three bedrooms two
baths, central air will arange,
financing and pay closing
cost. $350,00p
954-709-2625


CENTRAL GEORGIA LAND
Great investment opportunity
strong proven market one to
five acre tracks starting at
$5,200 an acre. Owner fi-
nancing available, call 706-
737-2954


LIBERTY CITY AREA
Rooming house MUST SELL:
305-542-8124.



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SAVE YOUR HOME
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786-488-8617
FORECLOSURE HELP
Problems purchasing a
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Foreclosure trouble? Call us
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GENERAL HOME REPAIRS
Plumbing electrical,appliance
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ACURA from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167xK023
Chevy's from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK020
Honda Accord 94
$800 or best offer! Clean and
reliable. For listing:
800-749-8167 ext.K036
Toyota Camry 91
$550 or best offer, good con-
dition, For listing: 800-749-
8167 xK024



ACCOUNTANT needed
for
child care center with non-
profit experience. Bachelor
of Arts or Science in ac-
counting plus one year of
experience. Please fax re-
sume to 305-443-7913.

AMWANB Church seeks
keyboard player, contact
305-681-6047 or 305-694-
2127.

ASSISTANT
APARTMENT
MANAGER ASSISTANT
APARTMENT MANAGER
needed. Must be high
school graduate, computer
literate. Good benefits.


Finished Carpenter
Experinced carpenter
needed for repair work.
Call 305-6218.

FLYER DISTRIBUTOR
Earn $10 to $20 hourly
put-
ting up signs. 786-522-
3504 extension 21.

HELP WANTED
Home health care person
needed. $360 weekly. Call
for interview 305-986-6896
or 305-620-1049.

Housekeeper
Mature, experienced,
lady. Cleaning, laundry,
ironing. Work references.
Driver's license helpful.
Non smoker. Three days.
(MWF) Drug testing and
background check
required.
Call 305-694-6218

MUSICIAN
Organist/Key board player
needed for spirit-filled
church. Salary negotiable.
Call Pastor Tillman at
305-305-9984

REAL ESTATE INVEST-
OR APPRENTICE
Huge money, earn while
you learn! 786-522-3504
extension 11.

RENT A CHEF
Experienced Cook Needed
Will Train.
Call 305-803-9085

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work.

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets. WEDNESDAY ONLY

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

:Seeking full time childcare
teachers, must have CDA,
or enrolled and 40 hours.
Must have experience
working in a childcare cen-
ter. For more information
call 786-543-7353


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Needed for installing tents
on vehicles. Must have at
least one year experience
on all types of vehicles. No
tools needed. Call 305-
345-9978.



Food Service Worker
High School Diploma. Exp.
in food preparation and the
ability to read/write English
and follow oral/written di-
rectives. Basic computer
and nutrition knowledge a
plus. Please fax resume to
305-443-7913.

POSITION WANTED
Experience Caretaker seek-
ing two elderly clients to care
for in my gated West Pem-
broke Pines home. 954-638-
7332

HEAR YE, HEAR YE
We are trying to cotact
those people related to
Henry Holton, Sr. and Ro-
sa Atkins and Curt H. Hol-
ton of Beachton, Georgia
("homaville, GA and Car-
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Central air. Four bedrooms,
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Mattress Set, $195 can deliv-
er. Call 305-968-8129.
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Set, new in package, $279.
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12D The Miam Tmes, epem e ,


Dolphins lose again,


By Terrell Clayton
tclayton(wmilamltlmesonhlne.com

With the Dolphins
losing their season
opener against the
defending Super Bowl
Champion s
Pittsburgh Steelers,
the buzz in Miami
wasn't silenced. With
their loss against the
Buffalo Bills 16-6 over
this past weekend, the
excitement is all but
gone.
This game was sup-
posed to be the great
home opener victory
against a less worthy
opponent in the Bills.
It was supposed to be
the home crowd giving
a big hello to the pre-
dicted savior of the
franchise; it turned
out to be a boo bird
parade with the crowd
looking for a change at
quarterback.
With his team now
slated at 0-2 this sea-
son, Coach Saban
said he is very dissat-
isfied with the way his
team is playing. "This
is very disappointing.
It's not disappoint[ing]
about what the out-
come was; it's really
disappointing
[that] I thought we
prepared well for this
game. I thought we
had a good attitude
going into the game. I


just don't think that
we played with
enough consistency
out there on offense."
One of the most
obvious problems the
Fins had Sunday was
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sacks... some of it we
need to improve pro-
tection, some of it we
hold onto the ball too
long, some of it we
need to make better
decisions . The big
pass interference
penalty opening the


second half . [and]
the interception before
the half was [a] big
momentum changer.
If we could have
scored even a field
goal there it would
have been a real posi-
tive for us . ," said
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Culpepper recog-
nizes the problems the
team is having right
now, but feels his
team could do better
by cutting down on
mistakes. "Right now,
starting 0-2 we are in
adverse times as a
team. We have to step
up and stop doing
things that we are
doing that put us in
the position we're in,"
Culpepper said.
But many believe
that a large part of the
team's mistakes are
due to Culpepper
looking uncomfortable
with the offense. He
claims otherwise. "At
times I feel very com-
fortable. I just have to
get into my rhythm.


16-6

When I get into my
rhythm people better
watch out, but the
thing is I am going to
continue to work,"
Culpepper said.
Fans are hoping he
gets into his rhythm
quickly. Next Sunday,
the Dolphins have a
game against the
Tennessee Titans,
who have not settled
on their starting quar-
terback. With a victory
this upcoming
Sunday, the
Superbowl aspirations
may return.
The game should be
an easy one, but as
the Fins learned this
past Sunday, there is
no such thing as an
easy game.


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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132


Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the
date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the
DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT web-site at http://procurement.dadeschools.net, or
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

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6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

RFP526 11/3/2006 Wireless (Cellular) Devices & Services Note:
Solicitation for Wireless (Cellular) Services Joint effort with Miami-
and Equipment for County Wide use Dade County.
based on the requirements for Miami-Dade Documents reside on
County and Miami-Dade County Schools. Miami-Dade County
eProcurement site.

108-FF10 10/17/2006 On-Site Comprehensive Health Care
Services for Students at Cope Center
North and Dorothy M. Wallace Cope
Center South.

114-FF02 10/12/2006 Custodial Cleaning Equipment
PRE-BID CONFER-
ENCE: A mandatory
pre-bid conference will
be held Tuesday
September 26, 2006 at
118-FF04 10/10/2006 Computer Equipment Service and 1:30 P.M. in Lecture
Repair (On-Site) room #1 at the
Information Technology
Services, 13135 SW
26 Street, Miami, FL
33175. Pre-Bid
Conference atten-
dance by the bidder or
his qualified represen-
tative is highly desired
for bid acceptance.


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


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INVITATION TO BID BID DATE 11/09/06 2:00 P.M.

Scope includes:

Broward County Public Schools 2 Schools. Each School to be bid sepa-
rately. The two schools are:

Boulevard Heights Elementary School
Apollo Middle School

Scopes include demo, earthwork, utilities, paving, fence, sidewalks, site
concrete, landscaping & irrigation, tiltwall, structural concrete, masonry,
structural steel, misc. metals, rough & finish carpentry, roofing, overhead
coiling doors, doors, frames & hardware, glass, drywall, paint, stucco, floor-
ing, acoustical ceiling, specialties, canopy systems, projection screens,
folding panel partitions, elevator, wheelchair lifts, signage, equipment, cold
storage rooms, food service equipment, plumbing, HVAC and electrical.
Plans are available for qualified subcontractors.
MBE/WBE Participation Goals apply. Level II Security Clearance required
per the Jessica Lunsford Act.

Drawings will be available on 09/22/06 by written request to:
Moss & Associates
Construction Managers
Attn. Mike Thompson
2101 N. Andrews Avenue, Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Phone: 954.524.5678
Fax: 954.712.5999

Bids are due no later than 11/09/06 2:00 p.m. Faxed copies are accept-
able.

A pre-bid meeting will be held on October 19, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. start-
ing at Boulevard Heights Elementary School.

The Construction Manager reserves the right to waive irregularities and to
reject any or all proposals for any reason. The Construction Manager will
evaluate all proposals and will award the Contract in accordance with the
projects best interest.


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