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Family members of 'Liberty City 7' demand immediate release

Defense Committee Calls on Government

By Brandyss Howard

A defense committee has been
launched to demand the immediate
release of the seven men who were
arrested in June on alleged terrorist
charges. The Liberty City Defense
Committee, formed by the
International People's Democratic
Uhuru Movement, consists of sup-

porters that include members of
CopWatch, the Center for Pan-
American Development, Power U for
Social Change, the Miami Workers
Center, the Bolvarian Youth
Organization and the Pan African
Nationalists of South Florida.
The committee believes the defen-
dants, who have been identified as
Narseal Batiste, Stanley Phanor,
Naudimar Herrera, Lyglenson

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Plans for Metrorail North unveiled

Rail North Corridor to create 3,000 jobs yearly

By Kaila Heard
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After 22 years of promises
and planning, the Miami-
Dade Transit Agency
unveiled the North Corridor
design model in the city of
Opa-locka, Thursday,
September 28 at a ceremony
sponsored by The Non-Group
Coalition of Homeowners
Due to support of the
Metrorail in past elections,
public officials told the north

Black majori-
ty areas that
the rail would
travel north.
"It was very w a

that we were
treated equal-
ly in this com- BRADLEY
munity when
it came to the rail," said for-
mer-Commissioner Barbara
Carey-Shuler, who was
among those honored.
Political battles to ensure
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The 1.3 billion dollar North Corridor expansion is
expected to be an economic and job creation
engine for the north county community.

Final vote drive kickoff Monday

Special to The Times

NAACP statewide president Adora Obi
Nweze and State Senator Frederica Wilson
announced the kickoff to inspire Black
citizens to register and vote during the
November 7 General Election in order to
bring the historic election of the first
Black Lt. Governor in Florida's history,
candidate Daryl Jones. The Florida State
Conference of NAACP branches are spon-
soring the event at Second Baptist
Church of Richmond Heights, pastored by

vote drive stresses
October 10
deadline '


Reverend Alfonso Jackson. The free kick-
off will begin Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m.


Although the focus will be
on the. importance of voting
and highlighting the October
'"\ 10 deadline to register to vote
in the November 7 General
Election, it will also feature a
.71 *mini drama on the fight for
the right to vote by
Mississippian Fannie Lou
WEZE Hamer. Jones is also a native
of Mississippi.
Senator Frederica Wilson stressed to
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The Overtown home at 1149 NW 1st PI., built in 1930, was
one of the area's oldest.

Overtown home of Miami

pioneer family destroyed

A mysterious early morning fire Friday, Sept. 29, destroyed the
home built in 1930 by Miami pioneers, Nick and Mamie
Montgomery, at 1149 NW First Place.
The home was built of Dade County pine by the couple who
operated Nick's Grocery and Market on NW Second Ave. and
10th St. The sturdy frame structure was one of the finest homes
in Overtown.
Fire investigators say they don't know exactly what sparked
the fire, which began on the back porch, rapidly engulfing the
entire house around 4:30 a.m.
The house hadn't been occupied for at least two years, said
investigators, and a 'for sale' sign out front advertised a phone
Please turn to MIAMI HOME 7A

Congressional hypocrisy

about pedophilia exposed

Foley's homosexuality
was an 'open secret'
among Tallahassee and
Washington insiders and
Republican leaders
Special to The Times

Congressional Republicans
impeached a Democratic pres-
ident over a relationship with
an adult woman. However
House leaders apparently
characterized the inappropri-
ate acts and e-mails to a 16
year old male working in the
U.S. House only as "overly-
friendly." When ABC news
released the internet instant

messages (IM) that showed
that Republican Congressman
Mark Foley had been sending
explicit sexual messages to
pages, he abruptly resigned.
No further action has been
taken by the House.
The six term Florida con-
gressman served in the state
legislature from 1990 until he
was elected to the U.S. House
in 1995. Foley's conduct is
particularly noticed because
he has served as the
Republican point person in
legislation against pedophiles.
He was Chairman of the House
Caucus on Missing and
Exploited Children and often
spoke about the need to catch
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County wants 'public emergency' to repair vacant units

Burgess and Curry sit down with The Times

By Brandyss Howard

The Miami Times engaged in
an exclusive interview with
County Manager George
Burgess and Senior Advisor
Cynthia Curry on Friday at

Curry's office at the Miami-
Dade Housing Finance Agency
complex. Burgess recently
released the updated Miami-
Dade Housing Agency
Management Assistance Team
(MAT) Progress Report com-
piled by Curry and the hous-

ing management team. duced a list of recom-
Manager Burgess mendations that
stressed that he was addressed affordable
committed to keeping housing issues, tech-
the community aware nological advance-
of the status and ments and manage-
progress of the coun- ment procedures need-
ty's efforts to provide ed by the Housing
affordable housing. BURGESS Agency. Among the
Curry's Management recommendations is his
Assistance Team report pro- request for the Board of

Commissioners to
declare a "public emer-
gency" to accelerate
the repair of vacant
public housing units.
The Manager and
Senior Advisor
responded to a wide
range of questions on CURRY
the MAT report and the status
of affordable housing projects

in the county, including
the controversial Hope
VI project.
Burgess began the
exchange by telling The
Miami Times that he,
along with Curry,
understood the impor-
tance of government
in the community and
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Vote it or lose it
T he NAACP is again spearheading the drive to
inspire Black Floridians to register and vote. On
Monday evening statewide president, Adora Obi
Nweze and State Senator Frederica Wilson are heading the
effort at the Second Baptist Church of Richmond Heights.
The focus is on the historic opportunity to elect a Black
statewide official in the candidacy of former South Miami-
Dade Senator Daryl Jones. Jones not only served in the
Florida House and Senate but also served as a fighter jet
pilot in the United States Air Force. His credentials as a
leader in academics, military and law are sufficient to
qualify him for Governor, a post for which he credibly cam-
paigned in 2002.
However, the point of the NAACP's drive is larger than
one man's quest. It is his quest which represents the
future for the children and generations that may come
after him. Senator Wilson, who knows about role models,
states clearly that Daryl Jones is a role model. That
lifestyle and the work he has done should be enough for
all Black people who are eligible to vote to rush out, regis-
ter and vote. However, Florida and South Florida's recent
history has shown that such credentials are not enough.
The opportunity was lost before.
In 1993 Black State Representative Doug Jamerson of
St. Petersburg was appointed to the statewide cabinet post
of Education Commissioner by then Governor Lawton
Chiles. Jamerson was highly respected as an advocate for
education for all and having served as a high school coun-
selor who understood the needs of students who some-
times started slow or needed an extra push to achieve edu-
cational skills. As a State Representative Doug was a
major architect of Blueprint 2000, Florida's education
reforms of the late 80's and 90's. His appointment to com-
plete the term of the resigned Education Commissioner
made him only the second modern era Black person to
serve on the Florida Cabinet (Miamian Jesse McCrary was
appointed Secretary of State by Governor Askew).
When Doug Jamerson ran to be elected to the
Commissioner of Education post in 1994, a relatively
unknown white Republican local school official named
Frank Brogan defeated the incumbent Jamerson. Most
disheartening was the low level of Black voters who did not
vote in that race. Jamerson lost by less than the number
of Black registered voters who did not vote in the
Education Commissioner race.
On Monday evening, the NAACP will present a short
mini-drama about Fannie Lou Hamer, the Black
Mississippi woman who fought for voting rights in her
home state in the 1960's. Hamer was known for her
phrase, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." This
coming election, all Black people who are eligible to regis-
ter should do so by Tuesday, October 10. Even more
important, all who are registered must vote on November
7. Lest we forget. "Those who do forget their history are
bound to repeat it.". ,

Public Hypocrisy from

the Republican Party

and Representative Foley

ix term Florida congressman Mark Foley has been
a leading advocate against those who exploit chil-
dren for their own sexual gratification. He has
widely circulated his picture next to President Bush on the
White Lawn at a bill signing ceremony for the Child
Protection and Safety At of 2006. Among other provisions,
the bill made it criminal to use certain high tech tools to
attempt to satisfy one's sexual desire toward children. A
pedophile after all is not just one who has sex with chil-
dren, but an adult who is sexually attracted to children.
Foley in his floor speech supporting the bill as a tool to
track those who seek out children noted "We track library
books better than we do sexual predators." Foley forgot to
mention at any time, while he attacked predators by day,
by night he was one.
Like some Negroes who used their positions to persecute
other Black people in order to show that they are 'not like
them,' Foley took an active and lead role in the Republican
'family values' agenda. He was not a liberal or corrupt
politician so his colleagues and party's leadership looked
the other way even after one child page complained to his
Louisiana congressman about messages he had received
from Foley. Actions did not escalate until ABC news dis-
closed the sexual instant messages Foley had with other
children. Now his party's leadership, including Speaker of
the House, the third in line for the Presidency, cannot
recall being alerted to Foley's overly friendly actions toward
teen boys although his action was known and documented.
This same Speaker came to power after previous
Republican Speakers and Speaker designates lost the job
because of their hypocrisy related to their marital infidelity
after the impeachment drive against President Clinton
about his relationship to an adult woman. The same lead-
ership was hypocritically slow in the Foley scandal but
claims it had nothing to do with the upcoming elections, a
safe Republican seat and the prospect that with the loss of
a few seats they would lose power.
It is true that hypocrisy has no party, no gender and no
color. However, when a man (or a party) vehemently speaks
against actions that he practices, especially when it
involves children, he should be denounced whatever the
political consequences, including the loss of majority
power. If one doesn't practice what he preaches, he should

be ruined, in accordance with the bill signing statement of-
-- Representative Mark Foley.

". . Ifor one believe that if you give people a thorough
understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that
produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people
create a program, you get action... Malcolm X
-- Malcolm X


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Reginald Clyne, Esq.

Cell phone anyone?

Do you need a cell phone? I
know where you can get a great
deal on cell phones. How about
a plan where you get the phone
for free, and do not have to pay
a monthly charge. These are
the latest models from Miami-
Dade County, which apparently
authorized 400 phones but pur-
chased and distributed some
4,200 phones in a department
of only 2,700 employees.
Everyone is screaming scandal,
lack of financial controls, lack of
honesty, etc. I know what
caused the problem. My 12
year old does it all the time it
is called misplacing the decimal.
This is a common type of math
You see the managers,
accountants, auditors, supervi-
sors, inspector general types -
in fact everyone at the County
went through school before they
had FCATs, and so they did not
undergo rigorous testing in
third grade.
The County really meant to
give out "400.00" phones, but
somehow through a math error
or typing error the decimal
moved and they gave out
"4,000.0" The problem was
caught when it was learned that
the phone budget, which should
have been "$20,000.00" suf-
fered another decimal error and
was "$2,400,000.00," which is
only 120 times over the budget.
Thank God for that pesky
$400,000.00, which led to the
revelation of the error.
Without jest, Mr. Renfrow
should be congratulated for
actually looking at his budget,
realizing that their was over-
expenditure, and having the
matter investigated. The County
Manager's missive to his depart-
ment heads to clean up should
be followed. It is time for
Miami-Dade County managers
and employees to realize that
the money they waste is the
hard-earned dollars of taxpay-
ers, many of whom are County
We know there are more prob-
lems, and in the short-term we
need to deal with the embar-
rassment as one department
after the next gets cleaned up.
Employees involved in wrong-
doing need to go. This does not
mean fire the lowest level

employee, and blame everything
on him or her. It means fire
everyone involved from County
Manager down to the cleaning
lady. Firing morally bankrupt,
and/or incompetent employees
regardless of rank, race, gender,
national origin, and political
connections is the only way to
really clean up everything.

I try to keep this column
clean, and have, to date, never
mentioned body parts. So I will
try to blurt this out quickly,
despite my shame. Men are,
how should we say it, proud of
* their equipment. Every profes-
sional football player, baseball
player, and even a few politi-
cians are constantly checking
themselves on television. In
fact, Michael Jackson, that per-
son with a somewhat question-
able sexual orientation,
checked himself in his famous
videos. Why he needed to check
is anyone's guess.
All that checking is justified.
A Miami-Dade County jury just
awarded a bartender $1.2 mil-
lion for his "damaged" equip-
ment, so all that checking that
grosses out my kids is clearly
justified. Men have to constant-
ly check to makes sure every-
thing is still there.

I like Katherine Fernandez-
Rundle. She has very good
lawyers working under her. In
fact, I have hired two former
prosecutors. However, the ques-
tion on the street is will
Katherine Fernandez-Rundle
actually prosecute and send to
jail anyone involved in the
numerous public corruption
scandals erupting in Miami-
Dade County?
We have had several highly
publicized arrests and releases.
We have yet to see someone
really serve some jail time. It
reminds me of those fishing
ponds, where you catch and
release fish, so they can grow
and get bigger. I always found
that type of fishing a waste of
time. I like to catch my fish and
fry them.

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* Those two Roman Catholic priests who stole $8.6 million
over a 40 year span from St. Vincent's Church in Delray
Beach once pastored churches here in Miami-Dade.
Religious wags are saying this was the perfect place to learn
their dirty tricks.

That's a strange case uncovered at the University of Miami
where the associate director of collections was hospitalized
with mercury poisoning. After a subordinate sprinkled liquid
mercury in the cubicle of Albert 0. Williams. Robert N.
Friendlander was overheard saying, "That's what happens
when you put a Black in a position of power," according to a
police report. Stay tuned.

People continue to ask questions about the job security of
Florida International University President Modesto
Maidique who passed his yearly employee review with a
"superior" rating. So, why is the administration being so
secretive about issuing a written report of his evaluation?
Stay tuned.

With the number of people with HIV/AIDS rising, funding
for services seem to be dropping off. With money tight and
government priorities shifting, people living with HIV/AIDS
in South Florida are starting to feel a pinch in support serv-
ices such as food vouchers, rental help and transportation.
What's behind this story about Florida Memorial University
trying to close the Omega Psi Phi fraternity house next door
to the campus because they want to buy the property for
campus expansion? Stay tuned.

Miami-Dade government seems to be on a one-a-week
schedule. The latest graft gool comes courtesy of the Water
and Sewer Department. Supervisor Vance who has been
fired as the culprit says it was no way he could have stolen
$4 million worth of the taxpayers cellphones and will fight
the case.

Daryl Jones historic candidacy

is highlighted in voter push

continued from 1A

The Miami Times that this is
only the second time since
Reconstruction in the 1870's
that Florida has had an oppor-
tunity to elect a Black person to
a statewide office as the nomi-
nee of one of the two major
political parties. The first occa-
sion occurred during the 1994
election when Doug Jamerson,
who had been appointed
Education Commissioner by
Governor Lawton Chiles in
1993, ran and was narrowly

defeated by a white Republican
man who had no previous expe-
rience. The Black vote turnout
for that election was dismal and
contributed to Jamerson's
defeat. NAACP president Nweze
and Senator Wilson indicate
they will take every action to
prevent that from happening
Senator Wilson said this
event and others are "for the
Black community to show that
we know the value of the vote,
and to hold up this historic
ticket and role model, Daryl

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N.Y. ad agencies vow to address lack of diversity

By Theresa Howard

NEW YORK Jimmy Smith is
at the top of his game.
His work as executive creative
director at ad agency BBDO
includes the launch ad for
Motorola's Rokr phone and
iTunes player that shows musi-
cians including Madonna and
Bootsy Collins cramming into a
phone booth. Among his ads ear-
lier at Wieden & Kennedy was
the iconic Nike Freestyle ad in
which NBA players bounce a
basketball to a hip-hop beat.
But after more than 20 years
in the business, Smith, 44,
remains one of a handful of
Blacks in top advertising jobs.
Complaints about this lack of
senior minorities led New York
City's Commission on Human
Rights to begin a probe of the
industry 18 months ago. The city
is seen as the capital of advertis-
ing, with -more than 46,000
employed in the industry.
The commission found that of
8,000 workers at the 16'agencies
targeted, 22% make more than
$100,000 a year but only
2.5% of those high-earners are
The commission this summer
subpoenaed the agencies to
explain at hearings that were set
for Monday, the start of the
Advertising Week annual indus-
try gathering here.
The potentially embarrassing
hearings were called off only
after the agencies signed agree-
ments in recent weeks to boost
minority hiring over three years.
One company, Omnicom, also
committed $2.5 million over five
years to a plan of its own that
includes an ad curriculum at a
New York City college.

The agreements are "a decision
the agencies made, and it's the
right way to go," says Wally
Snyder, CEO of the American
Advertising Federation (AAF)
trade group. "We're about to turn

our attention to helping agencies
with retention and mentoring. ...
I think we can really accomplish
The face-off, however, remains
part of the backdrop for the
AAF's annual diversity awards
today at Ad Week. BBDO, owned
by Omnicom, will be named
Agency Corporate Leader in
Diversity Achievement.


Smith says he supports the
commission's move to force
faster results: "Absolutely,
you've got to have somebody step
At the offices here of BBDO,
Smith recalls his first job hunt in
1984. The Muskegon, Mich.,
native got a phone call from
Warren, Mich., agency
Campbell-Ewald. He says the
agency "loved" his portfolio and
wanted him to interview the next
day for a creative position.
He got up at 4 a.m. to drive
across the state to meet- his
would-be boss. He never got past
the human resources office he
believes because they weren't
expecting him to be Black.
"That's when I realized this was
going to be a little more difficult
than I thought."
"We were dismayed to hear Mr.
Smith's story," says Mark
Benner, a spokesman for
Campbell-Ewald, now owned by
the giant Interpublic Group

Black Caucus tells Bush

to pressure Sudan

By William Douglas

The Congressional Black
Caucus urged the Bush adminis-
tration Thursday to push China
and moderate Arab nations to
pressure Sudan into admitting a
U.N. peacekeeping force to help
end the violence and humanitar-
ian crisis in its Darfur region.
The CBC made the suggestion
to Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice during a
closed-door meeting on
Capitol Hill. It came a day
after Rice warned in a
speech that Sudan faces
"a choice between cooper-
ation and confrontation" if
it doesn't allow U.N. forces
in. B)
Bush has called ending
the three-year-old conflict, which
the United States considers geno-
cide, a priority for his administra-
Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., a
Black Caucus member, said the
group told Rice that the adminis-
tration could apply more pres-
sure to nations with major busi-
ness and cultural connections
with Sudan, especially China.
Last year, Beijing purchased
half of Sudan's oil exports,
according to the Council on
Foreign Relations. Chinese firms
also are pouring billions of dol-
lars into office and infrastructure
projects in Sudan.
"The U.S. should tell China to
tell [Sudanese President Omar
Hassan] al Bashir to stop what
he is doing and stop putting out
this so-called opposition to the
United Nations coming,"

Florida minimum wage
Florida's minimum wage will
increase to $6.67 per hour on
Jan. 1, the state labor agency
said Thursday.
Voters approved a constitu-
tional amendment two years
ago that raised the state mini-
mum wage above the current
federal level and required that it
be adjusted each fall for infla-
The new hourly wage rate is
27 cents above the current min-

Payne said.
China is a veto-holding mem-
ber of the U.N. Security Council,
which passed a resolution calling
for a U.N. peacekeeping force in
Darfur to replace a 7,000-person
African Union force there.
Bashir has rejected the resolu-
tion, and China historically has
shied away from pressuring other
nations through the Security
Human-rights groups
estimate that as many as
450,000 people have
been killed and another 2
million displaced by the
Rice painted a bleak
picture in a speech
'SH Wednesday to the Africa
"At this moment . the gov-
ernment of Sudan has renewed
its military offensive against the
rebels," she said. "Because of the
current lack of security, humani-
tarian aid workers are unable to
reach hundreds of thousands of
people in the camps. Without
assistance in the coming months,
all will suffer, and many could
Susan E. Rice, former assistant
secretary of state for African
affairs under President Clinton,
said the world was rapidly
approaching a "Kosovo moment"
in Darfur.
"If we're serious about saving
lives in Africa, as we are in
Europe, we'd give the Sudanese
government a short, time-limited
ultimatum: Accept a U.N. force or
face 'military action, perhaps
airstrikes like in Kosovo."

rises to $6.67 per hour
imum of $6.40.
Eligible employees who
receive tips must receive at
least $3.65 beginning next year,
the state added.
Less than 5 percent, or about
400,000 of Florida's 8.7 million
workers, earn minimum wage,
although some argue that those
who make within a dollar or so
of that base rate also see their
pay rise when (lihe standard is

(IPG). "It does not represent who
we are as a company."
Diversity "is a significant prior-
ity for Campbell-Ewald," he says.
In 1985, Smith landed a job at
Burrell, a top agency specializing
in marketing to Blacks.

It was more difficult again in
the 1990s. Smith was working at
multicultural ad specialist Muse
Cordero & Chen in Los Angeles
(now Muse Communications).
Nike was concerned about its
image among Blacks as basket-
ball shoes became more impor-
Smith, who has a passion for
basketball, had high hopes that
good work for Nike at Muse
would get him noticed by Nike's
much larger general market
agency, Portland, Ore.-based
Wieden & Kennedy. But he says
that in 1994, principal Dan
Wieden pulled back on hiring
him. Smith wrote Wieden a five-
page letter questioning whether
the reason was that he'd have
been the agency's first Black
copy writer.
"I hesitated about hiring him,
but not because he was Black,"
Wieden says. "I wasn't convinced
that his (portfolio) was up to
snuff. I was trying to be nice, and
we had a bunch of conversa-
tions. But he took me to task
with a letter that was so well-
written. We hired him on the
basis of an angry letter rather
than on the basis of his book."

Since then, however, Wieden
says the agency has boosted
minority hiring, but not enough.
"I will not stand here and try to
make excuses for the number of
Blacks we've hired. It's pathetic.
There's a lot more we can do."
Other ad agencies trying
improve minority hiring and pro-
motions include IPG. Three
years ago, it named Heide
Gardner as diversity director to
lead minority recruiting and
retention for its agencies, includ-

ing giants McCann-Erickson and
Now, the seven-page agree-
ments signed by agencies in New
York should boost such efforts.
They include annual progress
reports to the city and fines of up
to $250,000 for failing to meet
Such incentives were not in
place when Doug Alligood, an
advertising major in college, was
doing various jobs at a Detroit
radio station. Then the Pepsi

bottler pressured the station to
have more Blacks selling ads
full-time. "It was 1962, in
Detroit, and there was no Black
Still, "I didn't want to be a good
Black ad man. I wanted to be a
good ad man," Alligood says.
Today, Alligood, 72, is BBDO's
senior vice president of special
markets. He researches media
consumption in the Black,
Hispanic, Asian and senior mar-

Like Smith, he welcomes the
commission's actions.
"Sometimes, you have to jumble
things up to see how wrong
you've been."
But he says good consumer
marketing transcends differ-
"Advertising has nothing to do
with race, culture or ethnicity,"
says Alligood. "You just have to
give consumers enough informa-
tion to get them to buy your

With the younger generation focusing more on entertainment and
sports, do you believe that takes away from their focus on academics?


"No. I have a
young daugh-
ter that is an
singer, but
she is still a
straight 'A'
student. Their
dreams can't
keep them
away from
doing what's
right. I believe as long as they
have the right guidance that's
all that matters."


"I think it all
depends on
what they are
learning at
home. If the
parent instills
those moral
values inside
of their child
then they can
be whatever,
but still have their education. I
think that because the younger
generation [is] focusing so
much on entertainment that it
sometimes alters their focus on
what is really important. That's
their schoolwork."

"No. It don't
have nothing
to do with
their focus on
school. When
I was younger
I wanted to be
a teacher but
that didn't
make me
focus on my
school work anymore. I don't
think that focusing on sports or
being a singer or rapper has
anything to do with their aca-


"Yeah. If they
just focus on
singing and
dancing then
they aren't
going to learn
nothing in
school. A lot of
these kids out
here can tell
you everything that these rap-
pers say in the songs, but can't.
tell you nothing from a book."

"In sa way,
yes. Many
times you have
these young
guys that don't
want to do
anything else
except for play
football or rap
and they are
not focusing
on what they need to do in
school. The same thing with
some of these girls that want to
be stars."

"No. The
reason I say
that is
because with
football you
have to have a
certain grade
point average
to play the
they will have
to learn their school work
regardless. I think the young
kids that want to rap are in a
different situation because you
don't need a degree, or your

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Metrorail North Corridor unveiled in Opa-locka ceremony

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Commissioner Barbara
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Nine million kids are uninsured

Working poor need help
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long the problem exists before
it is remedied.
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Jones and Davis talk with New Birth ushers at breakfast

Top Democratic ticket candidates meet with

Times for breakfast in Black community

Special to The Times

In an interview covering issues
and their campaign. Democratic
Governor and Lt. Governor candi-
dates, Jim Davis and Daryl
Jones met with The Miami Times
over breakfast in a Liberty City
restaurant located in the center
of Miami-Dade's Black communi-
ty. The interview was held with-
out limitations on any topic.
Congressman Davis began the
interview by noting that his
campaign and the Democratic
party are beginning television
ads within the week that will
help to overcome one of the
biggest challenges to their can-
didacy, "that people do not know
According to Jones, polls are
showing that Crist is more
known because of the large
amount of money he raised and
spent. Without a major primary
test, Crist was able to save his
money and began 'feel good' ads
that use positive sounding
phrases that hide the true
record of his Lt. Governor candi-
date as well as his own actions
as a Bush cabinet member.
Davis and Jones listed the
major issues where they repre-
sent a change from the business
as usual positions of the present
administration policies. Issues
that "Crist has said he would
continue," according to Davis.
Those issues are of education,
where a Davis administration
would use the FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test) and the decrease of proper-
ty tax burden on Florida home-
"The Florida Assessment Test
is not used for assessment, but
to punish students, teachers
and schools," Davis said. His
administration would use the
test as a diagnostic tool to find
out the weaknesses of students.
So, the school system could
focus teachers and funding to
produce a stronger academic
Jones noted that the current
usage of the test is "producing
people for Florida's prisons
rather than our colleges." He
said they are trying to save our
children, especially young Black
boys who are now the largest
percentage of Florida's prison
system. One of the most popu-
lated systems in the country.
Referring to Crist's nickname
of "Chain gang Charlie" for his
proposals to reinstate chain
gangs in Florida's prisons, Jones
recalled that he grew up in
Mississippi in the 50's and 60's
when chain gangs, primarily of
Black men, were hired out to

Davis with Faith Community
Pastor Les Ward
ing and discussing the insur-
ance rates and premiums that
are hurting all property policy-
holders, but particularly those
with the middle to low incomes
or who are retired, a cook from in
the kitchen area shouted out, as
if on cue, "I hope y'all do some-
thing about this insurance."
Davis responded that Crist has
been there and wants to keep
things as they have been and
"the two of us could not be fur-
ther apart" on how we would
govern the state.
The final question asked of
Davis was whether he chose
Jones because of the Pitts Lee
vote in 1990. Davis noted that he
had apologized to Freddie Pitts
and Wilbert Lee because after he
reviewed the evidence presented
he said he now knew his vote
was wrong. Noting that he was
speaking with the sponsor of the
bill and the chair of the commit-
tee, he shared that he was a new
legislator who did not know the
history of the issue and recent
attempts and that he followed a
legalistic review that did not take
justice into consideration. He
said he had learned much from
the episode.
However, he chose Daryl Jones
for the reason that all who lead a
ticket seeking public service
should use as the reason for
selecting a running mate, "I
picked Daryl Jones because I
want someone who can govern if
I am unable."
The candidates then headed
off for a Sunday that included
visits to New Beginning Praise
Tabernacle, Mt. Calvary Baptist
and New Birth Cathedral of
Faith. Davis noted that is only
their morning schedule of wor-

Pioneer Overtown home gutted by fire

continued from 1A
number for interested buyers.
Elry Sands, a retired teacher
and a founder of the Six PAC
Association dedicated to pre-
serving Overtown's character,
remembers the home as "one
of the nicest in town."
Miami Times publishers
emeritus Garth C. Reeves
remembers the house and its

occupants in the 1940s well.
His father Henry Reeves
bought his meats fron Nick's
Grocery and Market known
throughout the community for
having the best meats in
When the Montgomerys died
they left the property to their
niece, Marie and nephews,
Fred and Charles Martin.
Marie's first husband was
Clarence Seniors, a mortician

who operated Seniors Funeral
Home. After Seniors death she
married Reverend Henry
Daniels, pastor of the First
Redeem Baptist Church on
NW 54th St. and 9th Ave.
Marie died in 1997 and
Reverend Daniels died in
August of this year.
Charles Martin moved to
Jacksonville many years ago
and Fred Martin is believed to
have died here in the 70s.

large farmers and businesses by
a "good old boy" prison system.
At a later rally at a community
church, Jones held up a young
five-year old boy who he said
would be stigmatized and routed
toward receiving less academic
help tp graduate from high
school if he does not pass the
test in the third grade. "This
child must be educated and
saved," said the Air Force
Reserve colonel and pilot.
Davis noted that one of the
areas Jones and he are focusing
on is the 1-4 corridor that covers
Orlando to Daytona, which was
a battleground in the last gener-
al elections. However, South
Florida, particularly Miami-Dade
and Broward to Palm Beach is a
major source of democratic and
progressive votes in the state.
When asked about the differ-
ences between Davis-Jones and
Crist-Kottkamp, Jones with a
smile said that he "fought for the
American flag, while they fought
for the confederate flag," refer-
ring to the Republican Lt.
Governor nominee's sponsorship
of a bill that would have made it
illegal for anyone to take a con-
federate flag from a public loca-
tion. More seriously, Davis and
Jones noted that they were both
family men with children in
school who shared education
concerns like other Florida's par-
Questioned about a recent poll
that showed Republican nomi-
nee Crist with a double digit lead
over the democratic ticket, Davis
shared polls reported just the
prior week that showed only a
six percent difference between
the Democratic and Republican
candidates. Jones noted that in
his 1992 gubernatorial race,"I
jumped 10 percentage points in
one day," which was verified
when the Times reviewed the
As Davis and Jones were leav-
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Miami Times has special meeting with Housing Authority Managers

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their duty as officials to be
responsible, moral, and ethical.
"I was getting frustrated with the
lack of progress on housing,
especially with Hope VI. Even
before Cynthia came on to work
on several management areas, I
had changed some housing staff
on my [Manager's 291 floor" said
Burgess and Curry also
revealed that money manage-
ment is one of their biggest con-
cerns, and they are striving to
ensure that the $21 million
granted for the 2006-2007 hous-
ing budget first goes directly
towards unit safety, security,
maintenance, vouchers, and
rental assistance.
Curry commended Herald
reporters for their coverage, but
stated that she had prepared a
report addressing some of the
same issues and had discussed
them with reporters prior to the
'House of Lies' news report.
Burgess told The Miami Times
that they did not deny wrong-
doing by a few, ("but still too
many" he lamented) county offi-
Their quick reaction indicated
his seriousness about the situa-
tion. He noted, however, that the

amount of money that was
'stolen' was inflated by millions of
dollars in the media. The County,
Manager explained that approxi-
mately two million was actually
advanced inappropriately and
most money was never physically
given to the developers. "It's one
thing to allocate money, it's
another to actually give it to
someone," said Burgess.
According to Sherra McCloud,
Public Information Officer for the
Housing Agency, no arrests of
those directly involved have been
made since that of Oscar Rivero.
"Criminal activities should be left
to [criminal] investigators. I'm
concerned with management and
production of housing units,"
said Burgess.
Both Curry and Burgess agreed
that Miami-Dade had a signifi-
cant amount of people waiting for
housing and they are working
diligently to prepare complexes
such as Scott Carver Projects and
Ward Towers.
"The $2.5 million needed to
complete Ward Towers as a full
Adult Living Facility (ALF) has
been designated and is expected
to be soon authorized by the
Board, which has been very sup-
portive of his efforts," according to
The County Manager also stat-
ed that The Housing Authority

family units scheduled for com-
pletion in January 2008, but the
Management Team is working to
expedite that schedule.
Demolition of the final 314 Scott
Carver units will be completed
by March of next year. 160 pub-
lic housing units are scheduled
for completion by the summer of
2009 and 254 housing units by
the summer of 2010, according
to the Manager. Again the
Manager is "exploring ways...,
such as the Expedite Process...,"
to reduce the time schedules.
Burgess and the Management
Assistance Team reported that
4,195 housing units have been
completed over the last three
years and that 5,598 affordable
units are in pre-construction
phases. "Based upon the cur-
rent construction schedules, it
is anticipated that 654 units will
be completed by December
2006, 2,560 by December of
2007 and 2,384 units in 2008
and beyond," Burgess reported.
Because our readers do not
see the progress as it is happen-
ing and long periods past when
the community sees only empty
lots, Manager Burgess and
Senior Advisor Curry agreed to
provide bi-weekly Community
Progress Reports to The Miami
Times. The Times will report
the status to our readers.

was conducting interviews that
day of finalists for the new
Housing Director. According to
McCloud, the position will be
filled by the end of the year. "We
need a team of people who under-
stand finance, federal processing
and maintenance," said Curry.
"We now have 20 loaned execu-
tives from private, local, state and
federal entities now working to
correct and reorganize agency
operations," Burgess stated.
Curry and Burgess informed
The Miami Times they are also
traveling to review successful
public and affordable housing
models, including those in
Atlanta and Jacksonville. The
Tampa housing authority's Chief
Financial and Operations Officers

have been loaned to the county
and provide knowledge of another
Florida experience.
Curry also told The Miami
Times that she has spent hours
with Housing coalition members,
including the Miami Workers
Center and Power U, to obtain
suggestions on improving the
lack of housing in Miami-Dade.
"We were given the 14-point plan
compiled by the coalition, and
some of the points were already
being worked on," said Curry.
She was impressed by the coali-
tion's efforts and acknowledged
that some of their resolutions
have been very helpful.
Some other county actions to
help people immediately includ-
ed the Commission's appropria-

tion of $21 million of general rev-
enue (tax) and H.O.M.E funding
to provide quick rehabilitation of
vacant housing, security and
safety for residents as well as
security down payments for
renters of private landlords.
Burgess is also expediting the
placement of those already in the
county's system for housing also
noted that those who need
affordable housing the most are
already recognized in the coun-
ty's system. They make 30 per-
cent or less of the area's median
income amount. This effort is
targeting approximately 3500
Hope VI is currently under
construction and Habitat for
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individuals, communities and
organization for their creative
efforts in bringing beauty to
their respective neighborhoods.
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Committee feels arrests were politically motivated

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young men who've been impris-
oned for several months with-
out bond.
On June 22, the FBI arrested
these young men for allegedly
planning acts of violence,
although it is reported that
none of the men was in posses-
sion of illegal firearms.
Rameau stated that these
young men were victims of
entrapment as the arrests were
politically motivated and based
largely on the hype surround-
ing the word "terrorism." He,
along with the committee,
believes that a government
informant working with
President Bush used these
arrests as a tactic to divert
attention away from their inter-
nal terrorist problems. "The

men were not a threat to any-
one and the arrests were more
about scoring political points
than making the public safer.
The men do not belong in
prison and the public deserves
oversight over how tax money is
spent," said Rameau.
Bantushshango said the
Liberty City 7 arrests are clear-
ly a government set-up and is a
violation of African people's
democratic rights. He stated
that the committee is seeking
reparations for the victims'
families as they have sustained
a loss of income due to wrong-
ful incarceration. "These fami-
lies are waiting for their return.
We have babies who are going
without their fathers. These
men were hard-working con-
struction workers and their
families' deserve compensa-
tion," said Bantushshango.

Republicans dismiss Foley's

toward teen page as

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adults who are sexually
attracted to children. Just
this past July, he attended a
White House ceremony for the
signing of the Child
Protection and Safety Act of
2006. Foley had argued on
the House floor for passage of
the bill saying, "We track
library books better than we
do sexual predators."
Foley's homosexuality was
an 'open secret' among
Tallahassee and Washington
insiders and Republican lead-
ers. Pages who were contact-
ed gave varying indications of
Foley's approaching male
teens noting that he regularly
stopped and talked to pages
on the House floor and in the
House cloakroom, located
adjacent to the floor. One of
the pages noticed Foley's con-
duct and said, "We just grad-
ually figured out he was flirt-
ing with the guys. It made a
lot of the guys uneasy. He
was kind of creepy."


'overly friendly'

House leadership admit
having seen "overly friendly"
e-mails that were reported
after a male page complained
to his Louisiana congress-
man. However, their response
was only to ask Foley to cease
contact with that page. There
have been different accounts
of when the Republican
Speaker Hastert was told of
the more explicit 2003 mes-

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According to Rameau, the
family members were advised
by their attorneys not to release
any statements to the press
regarding the case. They did
however attend a special hear-

ing to discuss budgeting for the
upcoming trial, tentative sched-
uled for May 7, 2007, wearing
T-shirts displaying the mes-
sage, "The U.S. Government is
the real terrorists!"

As Miami-Dade Transit
moves forward in enhancing
transit services, the agency also
continues relying on customer
feedback to identify where
improvements are needed. ,
For this reason, Miami-Dade
Transit Director Roosevelt
Bradley and senior staff are
riding buses and trains to talk
directly to customers. On
September 19, Bradley rode
with Emma Pringle, a member
of the Citizens' Transportation
Advisory Committee of
Miami-Dade County, who is
also a Route 97 and Metrorail
Ms, Pringle told me that the
Route 97 schedule needs to be
improved, I told Ms. Pringle that
our Planning Division will eval-
uate Route 97 to enhance on-
time performance. Because of
heavy traffic and construction.
around Miami-Dade County,
travel times have changed.
Miami-Dade Transit has already
adjusted 36 bus routes to have
more realistic travel times. The
remaining bus routes will be
adjusted on December 3. At the
same time, routes with low
ridership will be reduced or
eliminated, and routes where
ridership has increased will be
augmented to relieve over-
crowding in buses.

Bush hiding truth about Iraq
The Bush administration is reporter Bob Woodward told
not telling the public the whole CBS' "60 Minutes."
story about the level of violence His interview with correspon-
in Iraq and has not acknowl- dent Mike Wallace is due to air
edged that its intelligence Sunday, and is timed to plug
experts predict "next year, 2007, Woodward's next book, "State of
is going to get worse," Denial: Bush at War, Part III,"
Washington Post investigative which is to be released Monday.

Miami-Dade Transit Director Roosevelt Bradley (right) and William Velez, chief of MDT Bus Operations Division (left),
talk to Route 97 rider and CTAC member Emma Pringle.

I also spoke with Augustine
Aghoro, who was concerned
about MDT's ability to track
bus locations to improve on-
time performance.
Miami-Dade Transit has
implemented a satellite system
to better track the location of
buses to improve on-time per-
One of the concerns that
keeps coming up is the cleanli-
ness of Metrorail vehicles. To
ensure that our vehicles remain
clean during the day, cleaners
have been assigned to pick up
debris from trains at each end
of the line during service
hours. We are also giving the

interior of the vehicles a thor- The valuable input from cus-
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easy-to-maintain, new vinyl and prioritize service improve-
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Focus is key to victory

Why are so many people dis-
couraged? I don't necessarily
mean those who live worldly,
but unfortunately, many
Christians have also found
themselves suffering pangs of
discouragement, oppression
and depression. The reason
why many of us feel the way
that we do is because of what
we are focused on. When you

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Mt. Pleasant Missionary
Baptist Church, Dr. James C.
Wise, pastor, invites you to
their annual Revival, October
9-13 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Come and be revived and bring
a friend with you.
******* *
Faith Christian Evangelical
Covenant Church, Apostle
Winston and Cislin Williams,
pastors, will have Wednesday
Night Bible Teaching. For
more information, please call

Reverend Dr. Richard
Ledgister and the Sierra
Norwood Calvary Baptist
Church invites you join them
for Evangelical Meetings,
October 8-15 in their sanctu-
ary. For more information,
please call 35-652-7336.

Victory On The Rock
Ministries and the Golden
Bells cordially invite you to
"An Evening of Soul Refilling
Gospel Music," October 8 at 4
p.m. For more information,
please contact Reverend Alvin
Cleare at 305-333-3144 or

focus on the cares of this
world, you are inclined to be
discouraged, oppressed,
depressed, and even suicidal.
We live in a society that
cares little for respect of
authority or our elders. We
live in a society where a child
can go to school and declare
that he or she is having sex, or
is a satan worshipper, and

Sister McQueen at 786-251-

Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Holiness Church, Ruby
White, pastor, cordially invite
you to a musical program,
October 7 at 7 p.m. For more
information, please contact
Pastor White at 305-621-6121
or Billie Moore at 305-573-

The Music Ministry of
Total Change and
Empowerment Ministries,
Inc., Bishop Curtis R. Brown,
pastor, proudly invite you to
our "Music Ministry
Anniversary Service," October
27 at 7:30 p.m. and are
requesting that your Music
Ministry, Dance Ministry or
Soloists participate with us.
Please respond by October 13
to Minister Troy Davis at 954-
496-2981 or Minister
Demetrius Burch at 786-566-


Crusade for Christ
will be holding its
Women's Conference,

their rights must be protected,
but a Christian child would be
hard pressed to organize a
Bible study. It's almost easier
to get a gun in school than it is
to get a Bible!
We also live in a society
where people are killing preg-
nant mothers, cutting the
child from the womb, and then
murdering the three young
children of this woman. We
live in a society where a man
gets upset with his girlfriend
and ties her to the back of his
truck and drags her for one
mile. And these are happen-
ings that we hear about on tel-
evision, but your own life
might rival some of these news

October 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly and morning prayer at 7
a.m. on October 7. Admission
is free to the community. For
more information, please con-
tact Co-Pastor Dr. Charlene
Burkes at 786-252-1462.
': ********
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.
****** *
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

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 or
call 305-685-6855 or 786-287-
**** ****

stories. It's enough to become
discouraged, oppressed,
depressed, and even suicidal.
So how do you avoid those
destructive feelings? You
must stay focused. Focus is
the key. If you focus on the
trials and tribulations and
negative circumstances in
your life, you will stumble and
fall. If you pay more attention
to what the devil is doing to
you than what God has
already done for you, you will
stumble and fall.
Your attitude toward adver-
sity must change. The adver-
sity probably won't change.
The attacks against you might
not change. After all, we are in

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 communication
skills through its Toastmasters
Program held every first and
third Friday from 7-8 p.m. For
more information, please call
Hallema at 305-772-7363.

New Providence
Development Center after
school care/tutoring is free
and will run the entire school
year. Transportation available
for pick-up only. For more
information, call 305-758-

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

Join Mayor Joseph L. Kelly
and other local pastors every
Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the
Cultural Arts Center in Opa-
locka for prayer. For more
information, please call 305-

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

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

Lighthouse of God in
Christ Church, Overseer, Dr.
Arlene Davis, invites you to
share in the service of the Lord
as they praise and worship
Christ the Lord. On Tuesdays
and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
High to Life Ministry
(C.O.G.I.C.), Elder Derrick A.
Taylor, will hold worship serv-
ice at El Palacio Hotel every
Sunday night at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call

Westview Baptist Church,
Dr. Barry R. Young, pastor,
invites you to their Annual
Revival, October 3 5 at 7 p.m.
nightly. For more information,
please call 305-687-6004.

Victory In Christ
Ministries Inc., W.M. Fayne,
pastor, invites you to their first
Women's Conference, October
28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The
conference will be held at the
El Palacio Hotel and the theme
will be "A Man You Can Trust."
For details and registration,
please call 786-735-7002.

The Greater Bethel
Church family invites you to
their Historic Preservation
and Scholarship banquet on
Friday, Oct. 20 at Shula's
Hotel at 7 p.m. For more
information, please call 305-

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


Miami-Dade County
Health Department/Project
SCREEN is offering free pap
smears and mammograms if
you are 50 and over, with no
insurance, low-income, meet
the financial guidelines and
have not been screened this
year. Screenings will take
place on Saturday, October 7
from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the
Women's Wellness Center. Pre-
registration is required. For
more information or to regis-
ter, please call 305-470-5634.

The Community Outreach
Center invites you to join us
for our Outreach Program on
October 7. Activities include
games, arts and crafts and
more fun and exciting events.
For more information, please
call 786-426-3965.
**** ***
Bethel Temple Community
Development Corporation
will host its second annual
Economic Empowerment
Summit, October 6-8 at Bethel
Apostolic Temple. To pre-regis-
ter or for more information,
please call the church at 305-
688-1612 or you can email
your inquiry to
adminasstQ@bethelapos -
*** ***
GablesStage is having a fan-
tastic presentation of
Fahrenheit 451, October 13 at
the Biltmore Hotel in Coral
Gables. There will be a wine
and cheese reception at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
and show starts at 8 p.m. For
more information or to pur-
chase tickets email or call

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.

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 tran-
sit information, call 305-770-

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 informa-
tion, please contact 305-919-
5521 or

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 or
event co-chairs Kim Sarkisian
at or
Linda Criblez at
***** ***
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.

Class Meetings
The B.T.W. Class of '61 will
be selling dinners on
Saturday, October 7 at Our
Lord Saviour Lutheran Church
from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. For
more information, please call

All Northwestern Bulls!
Calling all former Band
Members (especially drum-
mers), Majorettes, Cheer
Leaders, Drill Team Members,
Color Guards and Flagettes.
Come one, come all to the Old
Timers Pep Rally being held by

the Alumni Association of
Miami Northwestern for the
Soul Bowl, which will also
include the 50th School year
recognition, Friday, November
3 and the Black and White
Ball, Saturday, November 4.
For more information, please
call 305-625-5590 or 305-

Miami Jackson Alumni
Association Inc. needs all
Reunion Organizing
Committee's Class President
and Vice-President from the
Classes 1980 through 2004 to
call 786-399-8593. The
Alumni Association will be
establishing an e-mail alert
system to help members react
quickly to important develop-
ments in the Association and
at Miami Jackson Sr. High

The Miami Carol City Class
of "81" will host their Family
and Friends Weekend 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 infor-
mation, call 305-688-5914.

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

Booker T. Washington's
1962 Alumni Class meets on
the first Saturday of the month
at Miami-Dade Police Sub-
Station at 4 p.m. to make plans
for the 45th Reunion in June
2007. For more information,

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

Miami Northwestern Class of
1971 35th Class Reunion
invites all fellow graduates of
1971 to celebrate with them
October 22-October 29.

Featured events incude Friday announcements by 2 p.m.
Night in White party on October Monday. Fax to 305-757-
27 and the Willie Everett 5770, email to miamiteditori-
Memorial Scholarship Ball on or mail to
October 28. For more informa- 900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
tion, please call 305-307-2416. 33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-
Send your community 6216.

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For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490


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

Business In The Black
Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management

Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother

M-F at 2:00pm

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

the midst of a spiritual war
(read Ephesians 6), and the
devil is not playing around.
Even though he knows that he
won't win (he knows what the
Bible says about his defeat),
but he is still intent on taking
as many as he can with him.
His job is to destroy as many
lives as he possibly can. Why
are we so shocked when the
devil is simply doing his job?!
It only means that we must do
ours, and do it more effective-
I am sure that you have
heard the story of the Titanic
and its sinking. Did you know
that reports have shown that
the Captain of the ship briefly

took his eyes off the course,
and the ship was struck by an
iceberg? I don't think he lost
focus for a long period of time,
but it was long enough to
cause one of the greatest nau-
tical disasters in history.
When Jesus called out to Peter
to join Him on the water, Peter
did fine until he started focus-
ing on his surroundings (the
wind) and took his focus off
There is so much more to
say about this subject, and I
will continue the message next
week, but if you believe that
you have lost your way, con-
sider that you have lost your


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Pastors seventh anniversary celebration

The members of New
Harvest Missionary Baptist
Church located at 12145 NW
27th Avenue, cordially
invites you to fellowship
with.aus as we celebrate our
pastor's seventh anniver-
This celebration kicks off
Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m.
with Zion Hill Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Person's, pastor; Monday,
October 9, True Believers In
Christ, Reverend Poole,
pastor; Tuesday, October 10,
Gospel of Christ Ministries,
Reverend Torrey Phillips,

Gregory D. Thompson Jr.

pastor; Wednesday, October
11, New Mt. Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church.
the Reverend Dennis
Jackson, pastor. Services are
at 7:30 p.m.
This celebration will close
out on Sunday, October 15,
7:30 a.m., Holy Temple,
Reverend Joseph Kelly, pas-
tor; New Bethel, Associate
Minister, Reverend Pierr'e
will be the 11 a.m. speaker
and at 4 p.m. St. Andrew
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Larry T. Walthour,
Come and be blessed.

All of us need something or someone Pastors anniversary at

If I'm not a member of a
church, could I get someone to
pray for me?
Yes, write to Bishop John Wil-
son. He knows everybody needs
a little help some times.
Did you lose someone dear to
you, like a mother, father, hus-
band, wife, child, your pastor,
your home, a son or a daughter?
Are you sick or tired of being
broke? Do you want prayer to
help you overcome your hurt?
Write me at P.O. Box 530887,
Miami, FL 33153.
Who can forgive sin? Only Je-
"The whole nation robbed
Milachi: 3-10 How can you

robGod, by not paying all of
God's tithes. You stop robbing
God, He will curse you.

59th Street Pentecostal

The 59th Street Pentecostal
Church of God, celebrating our
Pastor's 36th Pastoral
Anniversary, Sunday, October
8, 11 a.m. through Sunday,
October 15. Services begins at
7:30 p.m.
Bishop Robert Thornton is
the pastor.

( 1oin the

Call 305-694-6210

93"' Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street
Order of Services
7:30 a.m. Early Moning Woihip
I m11n. ..Morning Wolship
Evening Worship
Is1 & 3nrd Sunday .......6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.
website: hbe.orig

Brownsville '
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
lo Day Sunday Selmul. 9:45am
Suntiday Moring Wohip ...... I It.m.
SUIthdlyt MCII1.1 Bible Study p.ii.
S ulahiy Ladies Bihle Stuidyly ...5 i.
Siiiulthy Evenitug Worsip........6 p.m.
Ttesdlay Night Bible Study ....7:30pnI
'[ hulday Moning Bible Ch s In .1.
BI T1rain.sportation mivlailbhle Call:

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Praer Meeing- Tues. 6 p.m.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
friv .siippriiy r@ 'n'h'sunith.[ l
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Ihlour of Prayer.........6:30 a.m.
Early Morning Worship....7:30 a.nm.
Sunday School..........9:30 n.m.
Mornim g Wottip........... .
Y Ministry Study.....Wed......7 p.m.
Pycr/Bihle Situly..Wed.7 p.m.
Nrwnday Altar Piayer...(M-F)
Feeding thc Hungry every
Wednesday..... 1 I. m.- p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...77-11 a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.

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

S Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30a.m.
Monming Wornship ....II a.m.
Pl'nyyer Mectiig ............ 7:30( p: .
Bible Sludy .................. 8 p.m .

Rev. Wolf'd I i C l eni k n1 11.'I

Jordan Grove Missionary"
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12'" Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
N BC ............................10:05 a.m .
W orship .......................I11 a.m .
W orship ............... .........4 p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday .............6:30 p.m.
Youth Meeting/Choir rehearsal
Monday .......................6:30 p.m.

New Shiloh M.B. Church\
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 Ia.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. before the Ist Sun....7 p.m
Mid-week Worship

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
S iLday School)........... 9:45 :1.1m1

Tiue sday yiblct S lidy

Th rs. Oui reach Miliisry....6:30 p.iii
IltI IsaESS lli tililaa il islliaa'liliI

/-Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday Schoolr.............10 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class 7:30 p.m.
J\ Thurs. Fellowship .........10 am.
Inst Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary'
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
V-1,rMy.ornin, Q ... ior


Early Morning Services
(2.34.5" Sunday) ......8:00( am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service .....11:00 am
Communion Service
(Thurs. bclbre II Sunday) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station 06
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
R Order of Services:
Sunday School. 9 .in..
Siulay WoIship.. I & 7 p.m
STucsday Worship....... 7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Moin.-Fri.

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.

/ Trinity Faith Tabernacled
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:

Elri1itNig iWorhip SorV.6. p.m.
Wed. "Noon Day Praycr"12 p.m,
Wed. Night Bihe study p. I

/ Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78'" Street
Fax: 305.694-9105

Order of Services:
Bihle Study Wedl . ..8 pmt.
nt day Scho ....I .. I a.l .
Sun. Worship Scrv 13(0 aa .
Wed. Night Iutercessory Prayer
Stuind,;y Wotship Scivice..6:30l p.m.



I (8(10) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

Harvest Missionary 1
Baptist Church
5 N.W. 27th Avenue

I Order of Services:
Early Moning Wohip,.lsl & 3ird Sll.
Moving %g wV r h p............. :3O a.n.
Fu S n ih M ,nl y .............. l
.W.h Study ............
C lr School ......... .1

/St. John Baptist Church \
1328 N.W. 3d Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
_Early Suinday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ... 11 a.m.
Nature [or inlap/ist Churches
(B B.Tu.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship .. ....7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave..
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday School .............9:30 a.m.
MtcMorning Piiise/Worship ..I1I a.m.
I Youtht Clhoir- Satunlay ......11 am.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
A mo lo b,,, A llt i30562' to, -I 511.

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

IF Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954.962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23,30 and 37
Web page:

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, October 4-10, 2006 15B

Poitier Wrig

53, manager for
County Schools
cafeteria, died
September 26 at
home. Service
Monday, 7 p.m.
in the chapel.

78, nurse, died
September 26 at
Ave n t u ra
Hospital .
Wednesday, 11
a.m. in the

struction worker, died September 23
at Cedars Medical Center. Private
services were held.

housekepper for
died September
Services were held

private homes,
25 at home.

ARLENE B. HAYES, 72, beauti-
cian, died
September 28.
Surviv orss
include: hus-
band, Ernest
Hayes; sister,
Ruby Martin;
step daughter,
Bridget Elias;
three step
Antonio, Anthony and Jose; niece
and nephew, Frankie and Susie Lee
of Greensboro, GA; special friends,
Flonnie Jones, Juanita Campbell,
Katherine Moody and Inell Hunter.
Service Friday, 1 p.m. at Christian
Fellowship Baptist Church.

homemaker, died October 1.
Service Saturday in the chapel.

school bus
operator for
County Schools,
died September
27 at North
Shore Medical

include: wife,
Dorothy Latimer; daughter, Kinya
Latimer; son, Kenneth Latimer, II;
granddaughter, Kierra Anderson;
and brother, Curtis Latimer. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Ebenezer
United Methodist Chuch.

died September
28 at Kindred
Hospital .
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Eglise
Baptist Church.


Gregg L. Mason
died September
24. Survivors
include: father,
Robert Wiggins,
Jr.; grandmoth-
er, Rutha Mae
Jones; grandfa-
ther, Harold
Jones; daugh-
ter, Rantisha
Jones; two
brothers, Larry Jones and Robert
Wiggins, Ill; two sisters, Nicaise
Wiggins and Sharon Jones; grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wiggins, Sr.; and a host of other
family members and friends.
Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

GUS GATLIN, SR., 74, died
September 28 at Sister Emmanuel
Hospital. Service Thursday, 11 a.m.
at Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt chapel.


September 15. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. in the chapel.

September 24. Service Sunday, 12
p.m. at Grace Unit d0 Community

September 29. Arrangements are

CHARLES BEEN, 76, died
September 29. Arrangements are

September 29.- Service Thursday, 6
p.m. at Living Word Open Bible

September 22. Vistation
Wednesday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

BULLARD, JR., CAA custodian,
53, Metro-Dade died October 1
police officer, at home.
died October 1 S e r v i c e
at Parkway Saturday, 11
Regional a.m. at
Medical Center. Pembroke Park
S e r v i c e Church of
Saturday, 11 Christ.
a.m. at New
Birth Cathedral.

JIMMIE TURNER, 60, taxi cab
driver, died
September 27 at
home. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

SARAH RILEY, 72, homemaker,
died September
28 at Miami
Jewish Home.
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

todian, died September 27 at North
Shore Medical Center. Remains will
be shipped to Thomasville, GA for
final rites and burial.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


10/03/29 09/18/04

Happy birthday Mother,
Dot, Mama.
Sadly missed from your
children; Barbara,
Virginia, Shirley, Jeffery
and Carolyn.

ELLEN BETHEL, 70, homemak-
er, died
September 24
at home.
S e r v i c e,
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church.

HAZEL MILLS, 78, housekepper,
died September
30 at home.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Victory
on the Rock

E.A. Stevens
MARIE MYERS, died September
19. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church.

September 24. Service Saturday, 2
p.m. at Holy Faith Missionary
Baptist Church, Opa-locka.

'BOOGIE,' 48, died September
Survivors include: wife, Bridge-
tte Nevils Taylor; father, Leroy
Taylor, Sr.; children, Leroy Tay-
lor, III, Tareika Taylor, Tauron
Eady, LeRhonda Taylor,
Brittanee Brown and Jarquece
Dezmal; sister, Deloris Jackson;
aunt, Hattie Sanders; grandchil-
dren, Leroy Taylor, IV and
Zaniya Eady; 19 nieces and
nephews; 34 grand nieces and
nephews. i.,
Services will be held Saturday,
11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist
Church of Carol City.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of devoted
wife and loving mother,

Many years it has been since
you had to depart,
Through the years you have al-
ways remained in my heart.
So many lessons you taught
that I have seen to be true,
A true father you were and I
will always love you.
I write to celebrate your birth-
Honor we must give as we trav-
el along life's way.
A true Don you have always
been from the start,that is what
set the Hicks Family apart.
I salute you not just this but
A man among Men paving the
For all that I am and ever shall
I give God above thanks for
It is an honor to carry on your
A blessing from God that one
day will bring fame.
Dad, you stood as a legend to
the end,
A Father, Grandfather, and real
By Isaac Hicks, Jr.

Happy Birthday

In Memoriam In Memoriam

In loving memory of In loving memory of,

WILLIAM WELCH, II, 79, aircraft
mechanic for
Eastern Airlines,
died September
29 at Hialeah
include: chil-
dren, David
(S a nd ra),
Denise; sister,
Jac q u eline
Smith. Service Saturday, October 7,
1 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home

died October 1
at Memorial
Pe rmb rok e
Medical Center.
include: grand-
daughter, Joi
Grady. Service

October 7, 1"2 p.m. at Trinity C.M.E

Death Notice

RODNEY YOUNG, 33, laborer,
died September
25 in New York.
in c lu d e :
Victoria. Service
Saturda y ,
October 7, 11
a.m. at Mt. Olive
Fire Baptized.

homemaker, died at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Services were
held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

September 17. Arrangements are

KYLER ROBERTS, died at North
Shore Medical Center. Services
were held Wednesday.

Happy Birthday, Dad

In loving memory of,


10/14/1938 08/13/2005

The Boks, Walker and Sears


wishes to thank all those who
participated in her Homegoing
celebration on September 23. A
special thanks to Pastor Arthur
Jackson, III of Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church, the
Deacons, Deaconess and staff
and the Neway family.
Thank you for your cards, flow-
ers and gifts ,of kindness.....
She will be missed but not for-
gotten. Her spirit will live on in
all of us.
Your husband and friend for
life, Edward Crawford and the
Ragin family.

Death Notice

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In loving memory of,


Although it has been one year
since you passed through the
portals of heaven into your new
home with our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ, our hearts still
ache at the loss of your loving
presence in our midst.
We miss your sweet smile and
your kind and encouraging
words that brought light to oth-
erwise dark days But we rejoice
in knowing that all who know
Jesus will see you again one
day. We thank God for the privi-
lege of having you in our lives for
so many years.
One day in heaven when we
wake up, No longer to drink of
earth's bitter cup; But in His
presence to live always, With no
more nights but glorious days.
Your loving husband, Deacon
Lewis Campbell and daughter,
Carolyn Campbell.

Public Notice

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


10/03/66 11/28/01

Daddy's gone and I am left her
all alone, but I am going to pick
up where you left off.
Daddy I am going to stay
strong. Daddy its been five years
with frustration and fears. I
know you are resting and sleep-
ing with no fears.
"Happy 40th Birthday, Daddy
and that's real"
Love, Lil Hustler, family and

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.



October 1.
Survivors include: daughter,
Bonita North; sister, Sarah
Whitfield; grandson, Kevin North
(Carolyn); granddaughter, Velda
North; grandchildren, Cameron
and Ch6la North; nieces, Minnie
Lee Bradshaw and Betty
Goodwine (Donald); nephew,
Dwane Whitfield; cousins and
many devoted friends.
Visitation and family hour
Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Service
Friday, 11 a.m. at Church of the
Open Door. Range Funeral is in
charge of services.


05/23/1988 10/06/1999

We love and miss you dearly.
We cherish every moment we
spent with you.
Love always, mom, dad, sis-
ters, brothers, aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.

Hall-Ferguson-HewiU Mortuary
For 33 years, we have served this community
with integrity and compassion,
A dignified, personalized service with integrity, giving you
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10/01/57 02/2006 09/07/1924 10/08/2005

Birthday girl, forever in my
heart and thoughts. Love, Ed.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

Pleasant little memories
tuggin' at my heart,
Keep me thinkin' of you
when we are apart;
And with every heart-tug,
wishes sweet and true,
Leave my heart's door open,
and find their way to you;
But I don't mind the tuggin'
at my heartstrings
all year through;
Because it's mighty pleasant
when it's being done by you.
With eternal love,:::.
the Marks family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

16B The Miami Times. October 4-10, 2006

James Lamar Shuler was Delray civic leader

Longtime Delray Beach busi-
nesses and Community
Redevelopment Agency
Chairman James Lamar
Shuler died Sunday, after sud-
denly falling ill. He was 53.
Shuler is the husband of for-
mer Miami-Dade
Commissioner Barbara Carey-
Shuler who was with him
when he died.
Mr. Shuler was born in
Delray Beach and grew up in
the city's Frog Alley section. He
was the proprietor of Shuler's
Memorial Chapel on West
Atlantic Avenue and one of the
area's strongest proponents for
Delray Beach mayor Jeff
Perlman and other community
leaders were high in their
praises of the civic activist who

they remembered as a
man involved in many
activities over a long
period of time.
He was hailed as a
man who brought a
lifetime of experience
in the West Atlantic
area that proved
invaluable to the city.
"He was an incredi-
bly strong person,
very proud, very SH
focused. He loved
Delray. He loved the people
who lived in Delray. He never
lost sight of who he was and
where he came from. He was
always going to make sure
there were opportunities for
the next person."
Mr. Shuler served on the
West Atlantic Redevelopment

Appreciation services at Mt. Vernon

The members of the Mt.
Vernon Missionary Baptist
Church, 1323 NW 54th Street,
family cordially invites our
many friends and families in
Christ, to join us for our
Minister of Music, Reverend
Ophelia Hayes-Jones,
Aippreclation Services:.
Music alFriday, October 6 at
M.t. Vnon Missionary Baptist
Church, beginning at 7:30
p.m.; Clnimax Services, October
8, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come
and enjoy the Lord through
yorsIip, songs of praises,
prayer and the Word of God.
r i:n ore' information, please

Reverend Ophelia Hayes-Jones
call Stephanie Monplaisir at
305-876-0902 or the pastor at
305-754-5300, (Wednesday

Agency, an adviso-
ry committee to the
CRA and also was
the committee's
chairman. Mr.
Shuler became
chairman of the
CRA last year and
was serving a four-
year term.
Shuler was diag-
nosed with colon
EULER cancer that even-
tually spread to his
lungs. He kept a busy work
schedule even while undergo-
ing chemotherapy treatments,
friends said.
While Mr. Shuler focused on
economic development, he also
found time to mentor younger
generations. Every week, he
opened his funeral home to

interns from the Miami-Dade
Community College's mortuary
science program.
In addition to his wife, Shuler
is survived by sons, Victor
Shuler and Wesley Potts;
daughter, Jessica Coogle; step-
son, Archie Carey; two broth-
ers, Jerry Shuler and
Cleveland Shuler; and one sis-
ter, Marion Stewart.
Visitation Tuesday, October
10 at Shuler's Memorial
Services are scheduled for
Wednesday, October 11, 10
a.m. at St. Thomas More
Catholic Chuch in Delray
Beach. In lieu flowers, the fam-
ily requests donations be made
to University of Miami
Department of Hemalogy and

Congratulations Chantelle M. Green
Chantelle graduated from the .. .....
University of Maryland, School
of Law on May 20, 2005.
She passed the Maryland Bar
in 2005 and the Florida Bar in
July of 2006
She is a 1995 graduate of
Carol City Sr. High and a 2001
graduate of FAMU, with a MBA
in Finance.
Ms. Green is the daughter of
proud parents, Mrs. Constance
Hines Green Syder, the late Mr.
Willie E. Green and Mr.
Theodore P. Syder.
She is the granddaughter of
the late Pastor Emeritus
Mother Rebecca Hines, former- Chantelle M. Green
ly of Opa-locka.

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Shirley practiced medicine here 52 years

Dr. Edwin S.
Shirley, Jr., who
practiced medicine
in Miami and the
surrounding areas
for 52 years, died
Sunday evening,
October 1 at
Broward General
Hospital, from SHIRLEY
complications due to congestive
heart failure. He was 83.
Shirley, the third of six chil-
dren, was born to the late Fr.
Edwin S. Shirley, Sr. and the late
Stella Gertrude (Young) Shirley.
Shirley was born in Tallahassee
and raised in Pensacola where he
attended public schools. He
entered Florida A&M College in
1938 at the age of 15 where he
earned his BS degree in 1942.
During WWII, Shirley swerved
in the European Theatre of
Operations as a member of the
13"' Airborne Division from 1943
through 1946 seeing action in
France and Germany.
In 1946, Shirley resumed his
college educations and received
his M.S. and M.D. from Howard
University in 19-48 and 1952,
respectively. Hi internship was
done at Freedman's Hospital,
Washington, DC and US Public
Health Hospital at Staten Island,
NY, with a senior residency in t
at Denmar, WV.
Shirley became the director of
the emergency room at The
Community Health, Inc. which
was one of the largest primary
health centers in the
Southeastern United States
where he taught the University
of Miami family practice resi-

dents in "The Principles of
General Surgery and Emergency
Medicine." He has a number of
"firsts" in the Miami area.
For distinguished service
associated with the teaching of
the University of Miami family
practice residents, the emer-
gency room of The Community
Health Center was renamed
"The Edwin Shirley Ambulatory
Care Center."
During his career, Shirley has
received numerous awards and
citations, two of which were pre-
sented by the late President
Lyndon B. Johnson. Nearly half
of his awards (about 60) were
not in the field of medicine, but
in the area of social service,
national women's affairs and
state and county affairs.
Prior to his retirement in the
year 2000, Shirley was a mem-
ber of several medical societies
on the local, state and national
Shirley and his wife, Iris, a
1952 Freedmen's Hospital
Nursing School graduate, cele-
brated their 52nd wedding
anniversary on July 3, 2006.
Dr. Shirley is survived by his
wife, the former Iris Mays; four
sons, Edwin Samuel, III, John
Anthony, Michael Harwood and
Donald Hylton; three brothers,
Dr. Calvin H. Shirley, Dr. Donald
W. Shirley and Maurice E.
Shirley; sister, Edwina Shirley;
five grandchildren.
Litany service Friday, 6:30
p.m. and funeral service
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the
Church of the Incarnation.
Range Funeral Home directing.

Soul Saving hosts annual revival

Soul Saving Missionary
Baptist Church, 2170 NW
76th Street, Reverend Jodie
Alexander invites you to our
annual revival beginning
Monday, October 9 through
Friday, October 13 at 7:30
p.m. nightly.
Our Evangelist for the week
is Pastor Joseph Williams of
St. Mark Missionary Baptist
Our guest choirs will be
Monday, Christ Tabernacle;
Tuesday, Rock of Ages;
Wednesday, New Mount Zion;
Thursday, Greater
Fellowship; Friday, St. Mark.
Come bring your shouting

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


Death Notice

Ranger, passed away Tuesday,
Sept. 26, 2006, in
Gaithersburg, Md. Sgt.
McQueen is a descendant of
the Eubanks family of
Lincolnville and Collier Heights
in St. Augustine, Florida.
Sgt. McQueen had just
returned from his third tour of
duty in Afghanistan, where he
had worked as a military intelli-
gence analyst with the 75th
Ranger Regiment. While in the
States, Sgt. McQueen had been
based at Fort Benning, Georgia.
This was Sgt. McQueen's last
tour of duty overseas and he
was in Maryland preparing to
enroll in January in the
University of the District of
Columbia, where he intended to
study for a bachelor's degree.
He is a 2002 graduate of North
Miami Beach High School.
He enlisted in the Army soon
after completing his studies at
North Miami. After basic train-
ing at Fort Leonard Wood in
Missouri, McQueen received
airborne training. He soon com-
pleted the requirements to
become a U.S. Army Ranger
and was deployed to
Afghanistan three separate
times in support of the Joint
Special Operations task force.

While there, his high security
clearance allowed him to work
with a variety of U.S. intelli-
gence agencies and his work
took him to several Middle
Eastern countries in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
He was promoted from private
to specialist in between stints in
Afghanistan and was promoted
posthumously to sergeant.
McQueen was born in
Tallahassee, Florida, and
moved to Miami when he was 5.
He attended Coral Way
Elementary, Ponce de Leon
Middle School, Archbishop
Curley High and then North
Miami Beach. While at Ponce,
he was on the golf and tennis
teams. At Curley, he was a
defensive back on the football
team, and a sprinter for the
track team.
Survivors include: parents,
Michael and Glenda McQueen
of New Orleans; brother, Otto
McQueen of New Orleans; aunt,
Nichole Brewton and her
daughter, Brandi, both of
Pembroke Pines; great-aunt,
Joyce Holmes of Fort
Lauderdale; uncle, Christopher
McQueen of Macon, Ga. He was
preceded in death by his grand-
parents, Otto and Carolyn
McQueen of Miami.
Services will be at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Oct. 7, at St.
Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 37
Lovett Street, St. Augustine, FL,
St. Cyprian was the family
church for Sgt. McQueen's
great-grandparents, Frank and
Myrtle Eubanks, and their chil-
dren: Joyce, Carolyn, Edwin,
Cynthia and Rodney. A viewing
IS scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m.,
Friday, Oct. 6 at Leo C. Chase &
Son Funeral Home, 262 W. King
St. in St. Augustine, FL. A full
military honors burial to be
held later at Arlington National
Cemetery, Condolences and
other correspondence can be
directed lo Michael and Glenda
McQueen, 416 Valletle St., New
Orleans, La, 70114,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

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God you were. Happy Birthday.
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in peace. I
Love, The Rolle family

Death Notice

Death Notice

BRADFORD, 83, died.
Service will be held on
Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m.
at St. Matthews Freewill Baptist
Church, 6700 NW 2nd Avenue.

retired Dade County food serv-
ice worker died October 2.
Funeral service is scheduled
for October 7, 2 p.m. at
Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church.
Mitchell Funeral home is in
charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive friends
at the funeral home on Friday
evening and at the family
house 2300 NW 67 Street.


10/02/1939 05/19/2005

Your departure was unexpect-
ed. So we expect some time to
There was no hint or warning.
Everything was so surreal.
But there is one thing that we
know without a doubt; God
makes no mistakes, so we didn't
question and we didn't try to fig-
ure it out.
You meant something different
to each of us and thats what
made you unique; and thats
what we hold on to. So some
days are not so blique.
Happy Birthday, Love your
children and grandchildren.

Public Notice

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

Pastor Joseph Williams

shoes and hear the word that
the Lord has for us.

A great woman

of God

This great woman of God has
stood out among many. Through
her faithfulness she has given
her life to God.
The prayer of Mother Shaw are
ever present in the 'Meeting
Room.' The meeting room is how
she refers to the place where
many faithful followers as well
as a diversity of visitors gather.
The power of her prayer and
ministry can be felt for a surety,
the presence of Almighty God is
in the (meeting room).
Mother Shaw is the founder
and Overseer of the Voluntary
Miralce Church of Faith. She
has been highly recogized for
maintaining unity through her
churches in the community.
That community involvement
has courted a fifty one year rela-
tionship with South Florida and
the Bahamas via Faith and
Inspiration with Mother Rosa
Shaw's radio boardcast.
We celeberate fifty one years of
Rosa Shaw's service unto the
Lord, October 29, the fifth
Sunday at the The Holy Cross
Missionary Baptist Church.
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Since the inception of The
5000 Role Models of
Excellence, Senator Dr.
Frederick S. Wilson has
shown his deep appreciation
for their untiring years of serv-
ice. One way was an elegant
buffet luncheon sponsored by
Calder Race Track, last
Monday. Of course, over 125
showed up, well dressed and
ready for anything.
Calder officials dedicated
races to the men and invited
ladies, which they watched on
the many television sets placed
throughout the clubhouse.
After the men observed the buf-
fet layout of various salads,
seafoods, meats, and desserts,
it was a crashed course for con-
summation and watching the
horses later.
However, just before dining,
Wilson welcomed everyone to
the luncheon; while Reverend
Joseph Watson blessed the
food; Dr. Dwight Bernard,
newly appointed principal at
Miami Northwestern, delivered
the Role Models Prayer written
by Dr. Robert Ingram; and
Reverend Abraham Thomas
sang the hymn.
Some of the others in atten-
dance included James Moss,
David and Donald James,
Pamela Jones, Melody
Delancy, Matthew

Waugaman, Austine P. Tyens,
Dr. Ben Cowkins, Dr. Rick
Holton, Alex Desulane, Dr. J.
Arenas Rico, Clarence
Washington, Marvin Wiley,
Attorney David P. Robinson,
James Farrington, Willie
Williams, Officer Tim Belcher,
Baljean Smith, Mark Dozier,
and Rep. Wilbur T. Holloway.
Following the luncheon, the
Role Models moved to the
grandstand to enjoy a lovely
afternoon and the seven races
planned especially for them. It
was a day never to be forgotten
and a great smile on Dr.
Wilson's face for a successful

Speaking of the 5000
Role Models of
Excellence Project, it
was back to rendering
service, last Tuesday,
as they gathered at the
Joseph Caleb Center
Auditorium to greet the
many high. schools
mentees for a special
program: Stay in
School!! Do Not Drop WIL
Out!! Rally and Candle
Light Vigil for the many young
people killed by gtuns.
Glenys Vincerit, Pamela
Jones, and Melody Delancy
were the main three who organ-

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ized the program for Senator
Dr. Frederick S. Wilson,
founder. While Dr. Richard J.
Strachan provided the back-
ground music when needed.
The program began with a
"welcome" from Dr. Wilson, fol-
lowed by chronicle of events
from Role Models Dr. Steve
Gallon, III, Administrative
Director, Dade County Public
Schools; Jerry Rushin, vice-
president and general
manager, Cox Radio -
kept the. attention of
the mentees with his
topic "What ever you
do will come back to
you"; and Robert
Bozeman who spoke
about being shot in the
head. At the end of his
talk, he removed his ING)
helmet and revealed
his head, while every-
one .applauded him for being
Others on the program
included Lt. Joseph Schillacci,
City of Miami Police
Department, Jermell
Jenkins, CEO, Designz
marketing Firm, Zoe
Madison, Miami
Jackson CAP Advisor,
Darryl Perry and
Margaret Scott,
Miami-Dade College,
Vice-Mayor Oscar
Braynon, Miami
Gardens, retired Chief
LSON James Wright, Mayor
Timothy Holmes,
Op a Loc ka ,
Commissioner Dorothy
Johnson, Mark Dozier,
Sandrell Rivers, Nick Decius,
and Commissioner Audrey

Edmonson, and calling of 32
names of young people shot
thus far in the year of 2006.
Highlighting the closing of
the program were Bishop
Joseph Watson, United
Christian Fellowship; Dr.
Dwight Bernard, principal,
Miami Northwestern; Reverend
Abraham Thomas, soloist; and
Dr. Wilson who called out the
names of each school for an
organized departure.
Kudos go out to the
mentees from all of the
high schools for their
attentiveness, behavior,
intelligent questions,
and oath to stay out of
trouble and not submit
to taking someone's life,
as the music played on,
and on.
AM ******
Congratulations to
the men of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. for their
participation in the
statewide meeting held
in Ocala, Fl., last week,
at the Ramada Inn and
Convention Center.
Omega men from
Miami-Dade were there
in full force, while chap-
ters represented includ-
ed Sigma Alpha, Pi Nu,
and undergraduate EDM
chapters from Barry
University, University of Miami,
and Florida International
University. Furthermore, hats
off to Earnest Sidney of Sigma
Alpha Chapter for chairing the
life membership workshop
luncheon and R. T. Fisher, for-
mer basileus, who was the
keynote speaker.

Recognitions went out to
Anthony Brown (Pi Nu) for
being elected first vice state
representative; Dr. Walter T.
Richardson (Pi Nu) for being
elected state chaplain, 'Leslie
Gamble (Sigma Alpha) and
Seventh District Keeper of
Record and Seal, for conduct-
ing a workshop on
chapter operatioris;
and Baljean Smith for
photographing all of
the events for publica-
tions and the archives.
Other brothers and
family members in
attendance included
Henry Mingo, Jake
Sargent and family, BRAi
Earl and Alice
Daniels, Naomi Smith,
Theodore and Kitty Blue,
Timothy Belcher, Thomas
Johnson, Derrick Love,.
James Kelly, J.A. Arenas and
R. Cooper.

The Church of Jesus
Christ celebrated its
sixteenth Choir
Anniversary, last
Sunday, with- three
generations planning,
preparing, and per-
forming. They were
WNSON Tillie Stibbins,


daughter, Rhonda
Gilliard, and her daughter,
Adrienne Owens, along with
Ceola Adams, Gracie
Edwards, and Elder Oliver
Gordon, pastor.
The family members opened
with much gusto as they
clapped their hands, and sang
songs of glory, followed by

Catherine Mitchell praying,
Ammie Smith reading the
scripture, and Henry Williams
and Amos Jordon, supervising
the offering.
Furthermore, the featured
choirs included The Singing
Angels, Arcola Lakes Park and
Wactor's Temple Zion AME
Church. Both choirs
provided the kinds of
songs that generated
much enthusiasm
among the many in
In addition, Elder
Henry McKelly, deliv-
ered a sermon likened
to one you would see
on television. He kept
NON the audience
"amening" throughtout
his delivery and many left
happy they attended. Now
Stibbins has begun to plan

Dr. John Johnson II, staff,
and students at Cooperative
Charter School are preparing
for their second Open House,
Tuesday, October 10, at the
Zeta Royale Center, 1743 N.W.
54th Street, beginning at 5:30
p.m. with a meeting of the
board, followed by a short pro-
gram featuring the students,
visitation of class rooms, and
The public is invited, espe-
cially the parents of these stu-
dents who have registered per-
fect attendance since the
beginning of school.
Furthermore, the school is still
registering K, 1,2, & 3 of all
ethnicities(Spanish, White,
Creole, Asian, etc.).

Congratulations to Gussie
Johnson-Ervin, who celebrated
her 75th birthday on September
23, at the Marriot on Biscayne
Bay with family members and
friends. The elegant affair was
given by her son Al, his wife
Natasha and their children.
Happy! Happy! Soror Ervin!
Dr. .Marvin Dunn,. who .mill
soon retire from FIU, we thank
you Sir for all of the beautiful
landscape work you and your
students did for Overtown at
NW 14th Street and 3rd
Avenue. I have often thought
our city fathers should hire you
to head up the beautification
committee of our city.
Congratulations on your retire-

Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us!
Dr. Edwin Shirley, Mertis
Seymour, Alma Brown, Joyce
Major-Hepburn, Frances
Brown, Chester Fair, Franklin
Beckwith, Julia Johnson-
Dean, Carrie Moses, Leola
Johnsonr, Willisi Murray, Keith
Meares, Carolyn Williams and
Dorothy Kelly.
Friends and classmates were
saddened to learn of the demise
of Peggy Lou Joyner-Desir.
Peggy died September 17, and
was funeralized September 23.
She was a member of the class
of 1953, Booker T. Washington
Jr. Sr. High School.

Happy 23rd wedding anniver-
sary to Gregory L. and Janelle
Gilbert-Hall. Their anniversary
was September 24.
Mary Hunter will be ordained
a minister October 8, at John
Wesley Methodist Church.
Reverend Deborah Porter is the
interim minister.
It has been said if Democrats
take over the House, it is likely
Representative Charles Rangel
(D-NY) will become chair of the
all powerful Ways and Means
Committee; Representative
John Conyers (D-MI) will
become chair of the Judiciary
Cominmitteet; Representative Jim
Clyburn (D-SC) would likely
become majority whip (assisting
the House Speaker and the
Majority Leader to gain support
for proposed legislation). Best of
luck to our Democrats!
On September 22, Catherine
Higgs Newbold-Armbrister
was pleasantly surprised by her
children Diana Davis, David

Newbold, Anna Pratt,
Reverend Simeon Newbold and
Catherine Kelly. The grand
birthday party was held at the
home of her son David where
grandchildren were present or
called to wish their grandmoth-
er a happy birthday.
Granddaughter Michelle Pratt
who attends Florida State came
home for the grand party.
Reverend Simeon Newbold
lives in Allen, Virginia and
Catherine N..Kelly and her son
David Charles lives in Atlanta,
Georgia. Melodie McCall
another grand came down from
Benedict College. A grand time
was enjoyed by all the entire
weekend with the family wor-
shiping at Saint Agnes, taking.
pictures and having breakfast
and lunch together on
September 23.
I heard Congressman Jesse
Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) is forming a
committee to explore a possible
run for Mayor of his hometown

Chicago, against incumbent
Mayor Richard Dailey. Good
luck Congressman.

New England Patriots,
Team origin: 1960
Stadium information
Name: Gillette Stadium
Year opened: 1971
Origin of stadium name: For
the city
Playing surface: Grass
Total seating capacity: 60,290

Cincinnati Bengals
Team origin: 1968
Stadium opened: 1970
Origin of stadium hame: For
its downtown location on the
Ohio River
Playing surface: Astroturf
Football seating capacity:

U.S. Senator Barack Obama
(D-IL) has returned back to the
United States after he closed
out his five country trip to the

African motherland.
How to stay safe in extreme
heat. Fall has arrived but it is
still very warm in Miami, our
hometown is always warm.
However, we can help ourselves
a little bit by drinking plenty of
water; seek shelter (stay indoors
in an air conditioned place. If
possible in your home.) If your
home does not have air condi-
tioning, go to the mall or a pub-
lic library. If you must be out-
side, seek shade when you can
and take water with you. Dress
appropriately: Sunscreen
should be your best friend in
the summer. "Wear loose fitting'
light-colored clothing to keep
your body cool. Sunglasses and
hats should be worn to protect
your scalp, face and eyes.
As long as we love to serve
and as long as we are loved by
others, we should be supportive
of each other and no man
should be useless while he has
a friend.

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can save the uninsured

The number of Americans -
employed and unemployed -
without healthcare coverage is
growing. The cost of health
insurance is going up, as are
medical expenses. Too many
Americans, children and the eld-
erly among them, simply cannot

afford the medical help they
need. Some states, like
Massachusetts, realized this
country was in the throes of a
healthcare crisis and tried to
address the problem themselves
by proposing universal health-
care. Unfortunately, the

Supreme Court, calling such a
proposal 'unconstitutional,'
stopped those plans before they
could be implemented.
Unconstitutional? Or not in the
best interest of the healthcare
lobby? That's the real question.
Universal healthcare can, literal-
ly, save the lives of millions of
uninsured Americans. It's time
the federal government acknowl-
edges that fact and reforms the
The healthcare lobby is power-
ful. It has been able to convince
law makers that universal
healthcare coverage would be too
expensive, that corporate health-
care allows "freedom of choice"
and lowers costs. The U.S. is the
only industrialized nation that
does not guarantee healthcare to
its citizens. In countries like

Canada all residents, regardless
of income or employment status,
are given 'insurance cards' and
are free to choose their own doc-
tors and hospitals, whether they
are public or private. Doctors in
private practice bill the govern-
ment run medicare system to
recoup their fees. It sounds
expensive to run, doesn't it? But
consider this: Americans spends
more at least 40% more on
health care than any of the coun-
tries with a universal healthcare
program. Studies have shown
that a similar program in the
United States would save the
country hundreds of billions of
dollars per year.
President Bush has said, time
and time again, that he thinks
Americans should have more
'choice' when it comes to health-

care. That corporations should
be able to compete for the
buyer's, in this case, those need-
ing insurance, money. Bush
thinks Americans should be able
to pick from a variety of plans.
Translation: he thinks
Americans should spend more,
out of their own pockets, when it
comes to healthcare coverage.
He's thinking only of the health-
care industry big business -
and the hit it'll take if coverage is
provided universally and not of
the common man. In the presi-
dent's vision, healthcare would
be a privilege for very few.
Ever since Senator Hillary
Clinton, who was first lady at the
time, failed to get the needed
support for her universal health-
care plan in the 90s, progressives
have been afraid to push the

issue on a national stage. As a
result, the conservatives have
slowly but surely begun to priva-
tize the American healthcare sys-
tem. Times, though, are chang-
ing. Polls show the American
public wants a universal health-
care system. With elections
looming, now is the time for
Democrats to sit down and devel-
op a proposal that makes quality
healthcare a right of citizenship.
As voters and concerned citizens,
we must write our legislators and
demand they support the push
for universal healthcare. If they
don't, then we must do our part
and move them out of office.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.

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Getting the real facts about tattoos

More teens are getting tattoos on their

body without knowing the consequences

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Part I of III
It seems like everywhere you
turn you see someone sporting
a tattoo these days. What used
to be the property of sailors,
outlaws and biker gangs is now
a popular body decoration for
many people, including
Tatto designs are not limited
to anchors, skulls and battle-
ships anymore.
Designs range from school
emblems to Celtic designs to
personalized symbols. People
have found many ways to
express themselves with their
tattoos. You may even have fan-
tasized about what tattoo you

want illustrated on your arm.
But before you head down to
the nearest tattoo shop and roll
up your sleeve, there are a few
things you need to know.
When most people think of a
tattoo, they associate it with a
puncture wound, made deep in
your skin, that's filled with ink
. A tattoo is made by penetrat-
ing your skin with a needle and
injecting ink into the area, cre-
ating a design.
Tattoos are long-lasting
because they are so deep. The
ink isn't injected into the epi-
dermis (the top layer of skin
that you continue to produce
and shed throughout your life-
time). Instead, the ink is inject-
ed into the dermis (the second,
deeper layer of skin). Dermis

cells are very stable, so the tat-
too is practically permanent.
Tattoos used to be done man-
ually. The tattoo artist would
puncture the skin with a needle
and inject the ink by hand.
Though this process is still
used in some parts of the
world, most tattoo shops use a

out while driving the ink about
1/8 inch (about 3 millimeters)
into your skin.
Most tattoo artists know how
deep to drive the needle into
your skin. Not going deep
enough will produce a ragged
tattoo. Going too deep can
cause bleeding and intense

if you have a medical problem such as heart disease, aller-
gies, diabetes, skin disorders, a condition that affects your

immune system, or infections
getting a tattoo altogether.

tattoo machine these days. A
tattoo machine is a handheld
electric instrument that uses a
tube and needle system. On
one end is a sterilized needle,
which is attached to tubes that
contain ink. A foot switch is
used to turn on the machine,
which moves the needle in and

... it's probably best to avoid

pain. Getting a tattoo can take
several hours, depending on
the size and design chosen.
Getting a tattoo can hurt, but
the level of pain can vary. The
process involves being stuck
multiple times with a needle
which can feel like getting a
bunch of shots or being stung

Beauty should be judged from the inside out

Why more teens need to be conscious of their weight?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

How come if you flip on a tel-
evision, scan a new movie or
breeze through a magazine,
they all illustrate people who
are incredibly thin? Are we to
believe that being thin is best?
Why have we suddenly fallen
prey to this superficial world
and succumb to its idiotic
beliefs? Why can't there be
more actors that are different
shapes and sizes.
People come in all shapes and
sizes and the best weight for
you is one that is right for.your:
individual body type and size. It
can be unhealthy to be too thin
if you are eating less food than
your body. needs. Just think,
eating enough food is like put-
ting gas in your car. If you run
out of gas, it stops working!
Being overweight is not good
either. Teens who are over-
weight may not be getting the
right nutrition, particulary if
the food they eat has a lot of fat
and calories without the other
nutrients needed to stay
healthy and strong. Eating a
variety of healthy foods, includ-
ing fruits and vegetables, is the
best way to go. It puts high-
quality fuel in your tank so you
are ready to go.
Everyone needs to eat a
healthy, balanced diet to grow,
to fight off infections, to do well
in school and to just feel good.
We all question why we are
the size we are and whether it's
fair or not. Most often your
genetic makeup, the physical
traits -that get passed down to
you from your parents, plays a

big part in determining your,
size and weight. The same goes
for your body type. Have you
ever heard someone say a per-
son is "big boned?" It's a way of
saying the person has a large
frame or skeleton. Big bones
usually weigh more than small
bones. That's why it's possible
for two teens with the same
height, but different weights, to
both be the right weight.
Like your height or body type,
your genes have a lot to say

about what your weight will be.
But that's only part of the story.
Being overweight can run in
someone's family, but it may
not be because of their genes.
Poor eating and exercise
habits also run in families and
this may be the reason the
members of a family are over-
weight. And even though some
kids gain weight more easily
than others, when they eat right
and exercise, most kids can be
a healthy and happy weight
that's right for them. It's true,
the way you live can change the
wav vou look.

How much you weigh is a bal-
ance between the calories you

eat and the calories you use. If
you eat more calories than your
body needs to use, you will gain
too much weight. If you spend
your free time watching TV,
your body won't use as many
calories as, it would if you
played basketball, skated or
went for a walk.
If you are in balance, your
weight will stay right for you as
you grow. But if you eat more
and exercise less, you may
become -overweight. On the
other hand, if you eat less and
exercise more, you may lose

How much you weigh is a bal-

ance between the calories you

eat and the calories you use. If

you eat more calories than your

body needs to use, you will gain

too much weight.

To reach your healthy weight
you have to start taking action.
Even small changes can get you
moving in the right direction.
For example, if you are over-
weight, just 10 minutes of exer-
cise three times a day can make
a difference. There are many
ways to stay active: team sports
(like basketball or volleyball),
self-defense classes, dancing,
yard work, running, swimming,
even walking around the mall.
Make exercise fun by choosing
activities you like. Walk your dog
in the morning, play hopscotch

at noon and help your mom gar-
den in the evening.

You also can talk with your
doctor about your body mass
index (BMI). That's a way of
using your height and weight to
estimate how much body fat you
You can learn about healthy
foods. Many doctors and dieti-
tians use the food guide pyramid
because it shows the variety of
foods your body needs and how
much from the different food
groups you should eat to stay
For your muscles, bones, and
brain cells to grow and work
properly, you should eat foods
from the major food groups:
grains (found in bread, cereal,
pasta); vegetables and fruits;
meat, poultry (like chicken),
nuts,and dry beans; dairy prod-
ucts; and smaller amounts of
fats and oils. And don't overdo
the sweets!
Staying at a healthy weight
means: Knowing what the right
weight is for your age, height
and body type (that's where
checking with an adult and see-
ing a doctor or dietitian can
help). Fueling your body with the
right amount of foods that are
good for you. With proper nutri-
tion, you can grow, play, do well
in school and feel good about
Don't worry about what your
friend weighs. Instead, work on
being the right weight for you.
It's not necessarily "good" to be
thin or "bad" to weigh more, just
like it's not "good" to be taller or
"bad" to be shorter. If you are not
at a healthy weight, start making
small changes to achieve your
goal. To lose or gain weight,
healthy eating habits and regu-
lar exercise will help get you go
where you want to be.

Six more tips to help you survive your freshman year in college

A lot of problems first-year
students face can be traced to
an illness that kept them away
from classes for an extended
period of time.
Get enough sleep, take your
vitamins and eat right. If you
haven't heard the jokes about
college food, you soon will. And
without mom or dad there to
serve you a balanced meal, you
may be tempted to go for those
extra fries or cookies. Stay
healthy and avoid the dreaded
extra "Freshman 15" pounds by
sticking to a balanced diet.

It's only natural that there
will be times when you miss
your family, even if you were
one of those kids who couldn't
wait to get away. Find a way to
deal with those feelings, such
as making a phone call or send-
ing some emails home.

Whether it's homesickness, a
job or a boyfriend or girlfriend
from home, try not to leave
campus too soon or too often.
The more time you spend on
getting to know the campus
and your new friends, the more
you'll feel at home at school.

And why not take advantage of
all the cultural and social
events that happen on cam-

Most colleges have health
and counseling centers. If
you're sick or feeling isolated or
depressed, please take advan-
tage of the many services these
offices provide students. You
don't have to face these issues
by yourself.

If you've never had to create a
budget, now is the time to do
so. Find ways to stretch your
money as best you can and
avoid all those credit card solic-
itations you'll soon be receiv-
ing. The average credit card
debt of college grads is stagger-

College is all about learning.
If you procrastinate and cram,
you may do well on tests, but
you'll learn very little. Even
worse, don't cheat on term
papers or tests.

There's a lot going on in your

life right now. Expect to have
moments where it seems a bit
too much. Be prepared to feel

completely unprepared. The
trick is knowing that you're not
the only one feeling that way.

Top 10 Websites to help

you with your Homework

* http: / /

__ was born on January 15, 1990 to Christopher Warren and Brook Kerr.
His recurring role was the character "Jimmy Ramfrez" on the soap opera The Bold
and the Beautiful in 2004. He recently starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie
High School Musical as Zeke. His other television credits include Zoey 101, The
Bernie Mac Show as Jason, Unfabolous, Any Day Now and Becker. His film credits
include Love and Basketball as Kelvin, Men of Honor as young Carl and American
Gun as Marcus. He is currently working on High School Musical 2 where he will play
Zeke Baylor once again.

by a bee multiple times.
Now you know some back-
ground history about tattoos.
You may still be thinking about
getting a tattoo, but keep in
mind that it should be done
safely. It might look a whole lot
cooler than a big scab, but a
new tattoo is also a wound.
Like any other slice, scrape,
puncture, cut or penetration to
your skin, a tattoo is at risk for
infections and diseases.
First, make sure you're up to
date with your immunizations,
especially hepatitis and tetanus
shots. Plan where you'll get
medical care if your tattoo
becomes infected. The signs of
infection include excessive red-
ness or tenderness around the
tattoo, prolonged bleeding, pus

My ex-boyfriend is so mad at me
because I'm in a relationship with some-
body else. I don't get it, he broke up with
me because he says that we don't see each
other that much and stuff. We was still cool
after the break-up though. So now that I'm
in another relationship, it's like a pit bull
turned on a cat. Another reason he's mad
at me because he says I'm the reason that
him and his homeboy since the 10th grade
stop talking, which I believe is not true.
He doesn't call me like he used to and he
doesn't return my phone calls. When I am
able to keep him on the phone, he gives me
alot of attitude. I say he's acting this way
because I talk to someone else and he told
me that we will get back together but he
doesn't know when.
Look I'm not going to wait on any man. If
we don't get back together then I'm going
to be looking crazy. Check this out, just two
weeks ago when I went to see him at his
house he was all on me and saying in my
ear that he still love me and always will no
matter what. At this point in time I am so
confused as to what should I do?. Help me!


or changes in your skin color
around the tattoo.
If you have a medical problem
such as heart disease, allergies,
diabetes, skin disorders, a con-
dition that affects your immune
system, or infections or if you
are pregnant ask your doctor if
there are any special concerns
you should have or precautions
you should take beforehand.
But, if you're prone to keloids
(an overgrowth of scar tissue in
the area of the wound), it's
probably best to avoid getting a
tattoo altogether.
Read Part II and III to learn
what tattoo shops should have
and do, what procedures should
be taken, and how to care for
the tattoo.

When we love someone we want to
believe that they will share those same
feelings with us and want to cherish each
other forever. However, it seems that your
ex is confused as to whether he can be
more than friends with you again. When
you break up with someone you have to
give your heart time to heal. Meaning that
you have to separate yourself from your ex
and focus on other things in your life. That
way when you come back together you can
start a clean slate.
Stop waiting for your ex to take you back
and live your life. Stop sitting on the other
end of his excuses and follow something
your heart desires. Give this new guy a
chance to see if that relationship will work.
Let your ex know that you are not ready to
play this on and off again game and to
either commit to you again or move on. You
have to put yourself first and if you don't
you may find yourself in this situation once
It's time you take control of the situation
and let your ex know where you stand and
show him you're serious about either being
together or leaving things the way they
are. Either way it will be your choice and
you will have to live with it's rewards or


"Being a teenager or pre-teen in the nineties is kind of like
being a ship on the ocean. Sometimes it's all smooth sailing
and sunshine. Other times, you may just be drifting lazily in
no particular direction, letting the wind direct your sail. On
the ocean, though, storms develop quickly and can sneak up
on you. One day, you look up and find that the clear sky has
been replaced by pitch darkness. Violent thunderheads have
replaced the puffy, cotton clouds. The wind is tossing your
ship like a beach ball and you're afraid that you'll crash up
against the jagged boulders near the shore. Suddenly, just as
you're about to give up, out of the darkness flashes a brilliant
light! It's a lighthouse! There are many lighthouses out there
that can warn or comfort you they can be people or dogs or
something deep inside of you that still hasn't given up."


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T & J Insurance
16650 NW 27th Ave

Number of full-time and
part time employees

Year established
April 2006

Angela Carey
Future goals
In the future I would like
to branch out to other
locations within Florida.
I want to have other
companies located in the
inner communities that
caters to the masses.
Also, I would like to net-
work my company with
real estate companies
and mortgage brokers.

I offer home owner, auto-
mobile, flood, commer-
cial, health and life
insurance. I satisfy all
your insurance needs.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
It has been a long time
passion to open up my
business. I have been in
the insurance field for
over thirteen years and I
decided to pursue my
dreams. After working
for an insurance compa-
ny for so long, I grew to
love helping and inform-
ing people. I think insur-
ance is the most impor-
tant thing a person can
have. Since I opened .up
the business earlier this
year, I went from having
around ten customers to
over 200.

What were obstacles
you faced and how did
you overcome them?
In the beginning, obtain-
ing insurance companies
was very tough. When
you are a new venture,
it's hard to obtain con-
tracts. My other road
block was finances; I
really didn't have the
funds I needed to open a
business. My faith in
God helped me face and
overcome those obsta-
cles. I stayed around
positive people that gave
me an extra boost of con-
fidence. In the end,
everything took it's
course and it worked out
for the best.

What are some of your
other business endeav-
I don't have any right
now. I do plan on doing
real estate in the near
future but expanding
this company is my main
Why do you believe your
business will with-
My quality service and a
friendly environment I
have established.

Who does and


Angela Carey

business best serve and
This business serves
everyone. Insurance is a
everyday' necessity. My
focal point is to provide
reasonable prices and
great service. That's
what people appreciate
in a company.

Were what your past
experience that helped
you meet the needs of
your clients?
A lot of time I had cus-
tomers that gave me
advice. Whenever they
[customers] speak I lis-
ten because I know it
can be helpful for my
business. If my clients
are not satisfied, I am
not happy.

How did you name your
business and does it
have any significant
My grandmother gave me
the name. She told me
whenever I decided to
open up my business
that I should name it
after my kids; Taurus
and Joevon. I thought it
was a great idea, so I
named it the T & J


MIA employees win monthly service awards

Three employees at Miami
International Airport (MIA)
were recognized by the air-
port's Customer Service
Reward and Recognition
Program on September 27 for
providing exceptional cus-
tomer service in the month of
August. Each of the winners
were nominated by their
supervisor or a customer who
witnessed them performing
customer service above and
beyond the call of duty.
Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) Officer
Justin Chambers assisted a
visibly upset passenger who
was afraid she was going to
miss her flight because her
baby was running a fever, she
had just gotten out of the
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hospital, and she had no cash to
buy diapers and juice. Chambers
took his lunch break early to buy
the passenger what she needed with
his own money and help her catch
her flight.
UNICCO Supervisor Rafael
Sanquintin was nominated by a
SBritish Airways employee for his
excellence in cleaning the airline's
office and passenger areas in
Concourse A. Sanquintin, who was
recently assigned to the Concourse
g A area, assisted his staff by person-

ally getting on his knees to clean the
area, consistently inspecting the
area for any additional necessary
cleaning, and training his staff how
to do the same.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Governmental Affairs Executive
Assistant Tony Quintero won the
Good Samaritan Award for helping
to extinguish a vehicle fire in one of
MIA's parking garages. On his way
home, Quintero saw a parked van
on fire and used a nearby fire
extinguisher to stop the flames
from spreading to other vehicles in
the area before fire rescue could


Advertisement for DBE Goal for Plan Annual Update
Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26
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-
ceming 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.


RFQ No. MDAD-05-01

Miami-Dade County (the "County"), as represented by the Miami-
Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD"), requires the services of no
more than four (4) qualified firm(s) to provide Airport Signage,
Fabrication and Installation.

The term of the agreement will be for four (4) years, and will include
an option to extend the term for two (2) one-year terms at the sole dis-
cretion of MDAD. A maximum of four (4) responsive firms found to
meet the qualifications will be awarded a contract for airport signage,
fabrication and installation.

Scope of Services: The required signage, fabrication and installation
work will encompass a wide variety airport signs located throughout
all County Airports. The work will include the fabrication of signs,
obtaining permits, engineering, and installation of signs. Types of
signs include internally illuminated interior and exterior signs, interior
and exterior static signs, roadway signage, parking garage signage,
airfield signage, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signage, tactile
and braille signage and various other airport signage as required by
MDAD. Some signage work will require night installation to avoid
disruption on airport operations. Services that may be required
include, but are not limited to:

1. Providing custom fabricated illuminated box signs in various sizes
ranging from 1' x 1' to 5' x 30' internally illuminated with neon and/or
fluorescent illumination, stainless steel end caps, lexan sign faces,
extruded aluminum frame, double and single faced, hinged access
panels and reverse cut vinyl graphics, electrical wiring and installa-

2. Providing sign brackets, insertable sign displays, floor standing
sign holders, banner stands, sign posts, frames, rotatable signs and
other related signage systems in various sizes as required.

3. LED type signs with similar appearance to the directional signs.
All cabinets to be extruded aluminum. LED component to be speci-
fied by MDAD and furnished by approved manufacturers

4. Providing exterior pylon type signs in various sizes as large as 20'
x 20', constructed to meet all applicable Miami-Dade County Codes.
All signs must be constructed of welded aluminum frame with steel
interior supports and covered with 1/8" aluminum skin. Work scope
may Include concrete footing, installation with crane and graphics cut
in engineering grade vinyl.

5. Providing roadway sign in various sizes as large as 20' x 20' and
8' x 32', constructed with welded aluminum truss type frame, and/or
structural steel frame, with metal surface and engineering grade
reflective vinyl graphics. Both single and double faced signs of this
type are required. Installation is required in various airport locations
such as over the road sign structures, on the side of parking struc-
tures and on bridges.

6. Providing embedded fiberglass signs in various sizes ranging in
size from 2' x 2' to 10' x 10' utilizing various graphics techniques such
as silk screen graphics, spray cut graphics and vinyl cut graphics in
multi-colors. Graphics to be sub-surface, laminated between 1/8" high
density white plastic and 1/16" clear fiberglass with edges sealed.
Installation will vary, including column mounted, overhead beam
mounted and wall mounted.

7. Providing internally illuminated flush mounted and surface mount-
ed directories as specified by MDAD.

8. Providing freestanding internally illuminated custom designed
directories with steel channel frames, rolled stainless steel and/or alu-

minum covering, double faced, hinged access door and internal neon
illumination to include electrical hook-up and installation.
9. Providing injection molded and photo polymer chemweld and sim-
ilar type plaque signs. ADA (American with Disabilities Act) signs to
include tactile images and braille utilizing standard international pic-
tograms. Sizes vary from 6" x 6" to 12" x 18". Installation to be wall
mounted and conform with ADA standards.

10. Providing single post and two post roadway ground mounted
signs ranging in size from 30" x 30" to 6' x 10'. Sign faces to be spec-
ified in various sizes and thickness, with surface applied reflective
vinyl, engineering grade and diamond grade vinyl lettering and frangi-
ble pole mounts. Installation may include concrete footings to meet all
applicable code requirements.

11. Providing stainless steel and fiberglass elevator control panels for
elevator cab interior and exteriors to include custom graphics and
colors as specified. Includes installation and electrical hook-up.

12. Providing any other sign or sign component for Miami
International Airport and other Miami-Dade County auxiliary airports
as requested.

13. Obtaining building permits for all sign installations. Shop draw-
ings, engineering calculations and Professional Engineer's seal may
be required.

The successful Signage contractor shall coordinate his installation
work with other ongoing construction affecting the work areas.
Signage contractor shall also coordinate delivery of all signage mate-
rials and equipment necessary for installation with MDAD. Signage
contractor may be required to perform some of the work at night and
may also be required to provide in-house capability to design and /or
engineer signage as may be requested under the contract. Prior to
the issuance of work, MDAD will provide the awarded firm(s) with
either MDAD issued specifications or may request that specifications
be developed by the awarded firm(s) for the scope of work requested

Sealed Qualification Statements for the Miami-Dade County Request
for Qualifications (RFQ) No. MDAD-01-05, entitled "Airport Signage,
Fabrication and Installation" for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department,
will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-
Dade County, Florida, 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 27, 2006 or as modified by
addendum. The County will receive sealed Qualification Statements
from qualified, interested parties based upon the terms, covenants
and provisions of the Advertisement and the RFQ. The Department
reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Qualification Statement
opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of the Qualification
Statements. Respondents are invited to be present. Qualification
Statements received after the time and date specified are late and will
not be considered or received by the Clerk's office, and if sent by mail,
will be returned unopened.

RFQ documents may be obtained at MDAD's Contracts
Administration Division, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Suite
400, Miami, Florida, Contracting Officer AnaMaria Saks, telephone
(305) 876-7048, on or after Monday, September 25, 2006 by pay-
ment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) (non-refundable) check only, made
payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD). Each
respondent shall furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and
e-mail address for the purpose of contact during the RFQ process.

All Qualification Statements must be submitted as set forth in the

A Qualification Statement shall be irrevocable until contract award,
unless the Qualification Statement is withdrawn. A Qualification
Statement may only be withdrawn in writing and must be addressed
to the Clerk prior to the Qualification Statement deadline.

MDAD may, at its sole and absolute discretion, reject any and all, or
parts of any and all Qualification Statements; re-advertise the RFQ;
postpone or cancel, at any time, the RFQ process; or waive any irreg-
ularities in the RFQ or in the Qualification Statements received as a
result of the RFQ.

A Project Briefing will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 10:30
a.m. at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, 4200 N.W. 36th Street,
Building 5A, Conference Room "F" on the 4th Floor, Miami, Florida,
for all interested parties and attendance is recommended, but not
mandatory. Any changes to the RFQ will be by written addendum.

Contract Measures: This solicitation has a 29% Community
Workforce Goal.

For questions regarding the RFQ, please see the "Cone of Silence"
section in this solicitation.

Cone of Silence: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1 of the Code, a "Cone of
Silence" is imposed, after advertisement, upon RFQs, RFPs, bids for
the provision of goods and services and audit and Independent
Private Sector Inspector General ("IPSIG") contracts. The Cone of
Silence is designed to protect the integrity of the procurement process
by shielding it from undue influences prior to the recommendation of
contract award. Communication regarding this RFQ will be prohibit-
ed between the Respondent, it's service providers, lobbyists, or con-
sultants, and the County's professional staff including, but not limited
to: (i) the County Manager and his or her staff; (ii) the Mayor and his
or her staff; (iii) the Board; or (iv) members of the Evaluation and
Selection Committee. A Cone of Silence is also imposed between
the Mayor, the 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.

The Cone of Silence does not apply to: (i) oral communications at pre-
submission conferences; (ii) oral presentations before the Evaluation
and Selection Committee; (iii) oral communications with the Contracts
Officer, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters of
process or procedures; (iv) contract negotiations during any duly
noticed public meetings; (v) public presentations made to the Board
during any duly noticed public meetings; or (vi) communications in
writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the RFQ. The
Respondent must file a copy of any written communication with the
Clerk, which shall be made available to any person upon request.
The County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk,
which shall also be made available to any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of Section
2-11.1 of the Code by any Respondent shall render any RFQ award
voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of
this ordinance shall report such violation to the Office of the State
Attorney and/or file a complaint with the Ethics Commission. The
Respondent should reference the applicable sections of the Code for
further clarification. Failure to comply may result in the disqualifica-
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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-

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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Additional application information and qualifications for this position may be
accessed at:

Deadline to apply: October 20, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit application packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles. Executive Director.
Administrative/Professional and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Make uplifting your team a priority

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ever reach your
highest high or become
totally respected, until
the other members of
your team are lifted up
as well.
Any child who
belongs to the most
high (the creator) can
never rejoice while oth-
ers around him/her
suffer. If it's one thing I
can't stand, it's an
upitty negro who's
often a sucker for a
pretty face. You're
either a part of the
problem or you're a
part of the solution;
you can't serve two
masters. What are you
"proud personal
achievers" doing, other
than smelling your-
selves, to help lift up
the race (the team)?


When Harriet
Tubman escaped slav-
ery and made it into
the promise land, she
never planned to come
back. But after she
achieved her goal and
freedom was better
than she expected; she
wanted all the people
who she loved to share
and experience, the
same joyful feeling that
freedom brings. So she
went back to help lead
the others to freedom.
This is what we all
must do.
Believe me, being
rich or wealth all by
yourself isn't fun; when
you have to pay every-
body's way, it doesn't
feel good. People
secretly hate you, they
don't want to, but
uncontrollable envy
and jealousy takes over
and before you know it,
we loose as a team
(black team).

Look how bad the
Bush administration
has the whole United
States looking; his tac-
tics have foreigners
thinking that all
Americans are crazy.
Sadly, we are not
judged as individuals,
we are judged as a
whole. Black folks,
white folks, heck,
some folks think every-
body who speaks
Spanish is Cuban. It
doesn't matter how
many white folks Shaq
does business with,
he's still Black.
It doesn't matter
how much money a
Black person has,
until Black folks as a
whole rise-up econom-
ically, even Michael
Jordan with all of his
championship rings, is
still a member of a
loosing team.
The best thing that a
rich or wealthy person

can do is show others
the way to prosperity.
For this reason, I
teach about under-
standing money and
finance, I enjoy shar-
ing knowledge with
those who come in
need. If you don't know
something, ask!
Remember we're on
the same team
whether you like it or
not. Wake-upl
Next week more

on money.
Listen live every
Saturday morning
from 7-9 a.m. on
WTPS (The Peoples
Station)1080am. We
talk live about money,
business and finances.
Robert Henderson Jr.
is a Certified Financial
Planner, Author of the
new Underground
Railroad, 305-825-
1444, www.newunder-

Choose the date and location best for you:


Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Stephen P. Clark
Government Center
111 NW First Street, 18th Floor

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Aventura Community
Recreation Center
3375 NE 188th Street

Thursday, October 12, 2006
Legion Memorial Park
6447 NE 7th Avenue

Please come share your ideas for future fast and convenient
transit services along the FEC Corridor. The SFECC Study
i seeks to improve mobility by providing new local and regional
passenger transit service for eastern Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami-Dade Counties along an 85-mile-long, two-mriile-wide
corridor centered on the FEC Railway. The study is being
conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation In
partnership with planning and transit agencies of Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Visit to learn more.
Contact Michael Brady in Palm Beach County 561-833-8080;
David Ramil in Broward County 1-800-330-7444; or Jackie Kidd
in Miami/Dade County 305-573-2049 x 43 for more information,
or to arrange assistance or special accommodations under the
Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 at least seven days
prior to any of the meetings.

Huggins Bail Bond
We won't fail you, when its
time to bail you!
6114 N.W. 7th Avenue
305-634-2233 24/7

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

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

Gene and Sons, Inc. 1st & 2nd Mortgages
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens No credit check. No income
and bathrooms at affordable prices, verification. Foreclosures &
14140 NW 22nd Ave. bankruptcy O.K. 24 HR Service
305-685-3565 305-385-9836

Home Remodeling & Faith Financial Group
Construction Experts Purchase, Refinance
We do it ALL! 100% Financing, FHA, VA Loans
Free estimates. We finance Roy Freeman, Broker
Good/Bad credit. 305-510-4201
305-636-0990 ",43

Southeastern City Kids Clothes
Roofing & Painting Shirts $3.99 Pants $7.99
General Home Repairs. Skorts $4.99 Jumpers $4.99
Repair Any Roofs. Financing Mall of the America
305-694-9405 or Near Old Navy
786-326-0482 305-815-6761

City of Miami
Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
Request for Proposals, (RFP)
Opening date: 12:00 PM, Monday, October 2, 2006
Application deadline October 20, 2006

The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust ("Trust"), a limited agency and instru-
mentality of the City of Miami, is requestingproposals, RFP, from qualified
and experienced independent Certified Public Accountants licensed to prac-
tice in the State of Florida and/or financial auditing firms with Certified Public
Accountants licensed to practice in the State of Florida to provide External
Financial Auditing Services for the Trust.

Detailed specifications for this RFP, No. 01-08-2006, can be downloaded
from the Trust's website at, and is also
available upon request at the Trust's offices, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149. The telephone number is (305) 960-4600.

Sealed written Proposals must be received by the City of Miami's City
Clerk's Office, no later than 2:00 pm, October 20, 2006. All proposals
received after this time and date will be ineligible for consideration.
Deadline to Reauest additional information/clarification: 10/13/06.

NANCE NO.12271.



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

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

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

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

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File No.: 13-0262204-001


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that the South Florida Water Management
District proposes a project to replace two segments of a wingwall, measuring 74 linear feet, 18" land-
ward of the existing wingwall located on the C-103 Canal (Mowry Canal), Class III Waters, Homestead
Service Area (Section 16, Township 57 South, Range 40 East) in Miami-Dade County (250 27' 47" North
Latitude, 800 20' 49" West Longitude), which has been determined to be exempt from requirements to
obtain an environmental resource permit.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an admin-
istrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition
must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.

Mediation is not available.

If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to inter-
vene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.

In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing must be filed with-
in 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written notice, whichever occurs first. Under rule 62-
110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hear-
ing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests
for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 prior to the applicable
deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a peti-
tion until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file
a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the
Department may also grant the requested extension of time.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appro-
priate time period shall constitute a waiver of that right.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the
following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number,
if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial inter-
ests are or will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action..

A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above,
as required by rule 28-106.301.

Under sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing shall
be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements
or is untimely filed.

Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are available for public
inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the
Southeast District office, 400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.

1. Miami-Dade County (the "County"), as repre-
sented by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department
("MDAD") requires the services of one (1) qualified
firm to provide a customer service assessment at
Miami International Airport (MIA).

Scooe of Services
The Consultant shall be responsible for all
aspects of the assessment execution. The
Consultant will coordinate all information requests
and be the liaison between Miami-Dade Aviation
Department and all persons working on the

Assessments will be conducted throughout the
day, on workdays and weekends. The study will
be halted, however, should an irregular condition
(for example, a hurricane or labor strike) occur at
the airport, which threatens to skew the assess-
ment and the subsequent results. The same
should apply to calendared national holidays for
the same reasons.

Consultant will generate databases, pie charts,
informative graphics and other pertinent informa-
tion that will directly relate to the services provid-
ed to customers in the terminal area.

In certain cases, such as an assessment of
MDAD's website, information assessed may be
compared to other major airport hubs. Major air-
port hubs means, airports that are, comparable in
volume and traffic. Comparison(s) should also be
presented in a chart in the final report provided to
the Aviation Department.

Tasks to be performed include:

1)Design assessment form (MDAD to review and
2) Print assessment form
3) Identify services/facilities to be assessed
(MDAD to review and approve)
4) Provide a schedule for assessment completion
(MDAD to review and approve)
5) Conduct assessment
6) Analyze results
7) Produce draft reports (MDAD to review and
8) Conduct oral presentation
9) Produce final report (MDAD to review and

Sample Size:

The sample composition for the assessment shall
include at a minimum:

* Departing customers (300 assessments)
* Arriving customers (300 assessments)
* Customers at retail shops (300 assessments)
* Customers served via internet (300 assess-


The Respondent should have a minimum of three
(3) years experience in assessing customer serv-
ice performance. The Qualification Statement
should supply information concerning the qualifi-
cations and experience of the proposing firm.
Responding firm must also indicate recent expe-
rience assessing customer service performance.

3. Sealed Proposals for the Miami-Dade County
Request for Qualifications RFQ-MDAD-06-05,
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., October 12, 2006 or as modified by
addendum. The County will receive sealed
Qualification Statements from qualified, interest-
ed parties based upon the terms, covenants and
provisions of the Advertisement and the RFQ.
The Department reserves the right to postpone
or cancel the Qualification Statements opening
at any time prior to the scheduled opening of
Statements. Respondents are invited to be pres-
ent. Qualification Statements received after the
time and date specified may not be considered,
and may be returned unopened.

4. RFQ documents may be obtained free of
charge in electronic (Adobe) format via e-mail
from the Contracting Officer at
pibetancourt(d) Hard copies
may be obtained at MDAD's Contracts
Administration Division, 4200 N.W. 36th Street,
Building 5A, Suite 400, Miami, Florida, telephone
(305) 876-7345, on or after September 29,
2006. Each respondent shall furnish an address,
telephone; fax number and e-mail address for
the purpose of contact during the RFP process.

5. All Qualification Statements must be submitted
as set forth in the RFQ.

6. The Department reserves the right to reject
any or all Qualification Statements to waive infor-
malities and irregularities, or to re-advertise for
Qualification Statements. 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.

7. Any changes to this RFQ will be by written

8. For questions regarding this RFQ, please see
the "Cone of Silence" section in this solicitation.

9. "Cone of Silence": Pursuant to Section 2-
11.1(t) of the Code of Miami-Dade County (the
"Code") and Administrative Order (A.O.) No. 3-27
(the "Cone of Silence Provisions"), a "Cone of
Silence" is imposed upon request for proposals
("RFPs"), RFQs, or invitations to bid ("ITBs")
after advertisement and terminates at the time
the County Manager issues a written recommen-
dation to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Cone of Silence prohibits communication
regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A)
potential vendors, service providers, bidders,
lobbyists or consultants, and the County's pro-
fessional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's
staff; B) a potential vendor, service provider, bid-
der, 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 lim-
ited 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 RFP,
RFQ, or ITB; E) the Mayor, Board or their respec-
tive staffs, and member of the selection commit-
tee for the RFP, RFQ, or ITB; F) any member of
the County's professional staff and any member
of the selection committee for the RFP, RFQ, or

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

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply
to oral communications at pre-qualification
conferences, oral presentations before selec-
tion committees, contract negotiations dur-
ing 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 specifical-
ly prohibited by the applicable RFQ, RFQ, or
ITB document. Proposals 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 communi-
cations may be submitted via e-mail to the
County shall respond in writing and file a
copy with the Clerk, which shall be made
available to any person upon request.

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

All Respondents will be notified in writing when
the County Manager makes an award recommen-

The Contracting Officer for this RFP is:

Name and Title: Pedro J. Betancourt, PMP
Aviation Procurement
Contract Officer
Name of Agency: MDAD-Contracts
Administration Division
Facsimile No.: (305) 876-8068 or
(305) 876-7493
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL
E-mail Address: pjbetancourt(
Physical Address:4200 NW 36th St. Bldg. 5A,
4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122

All questions must be received by October 3,



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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that design-build services are required for the Miami-
Dade Housing Agency (MDHA), HOPE VI Redevelopment, Phase II, located in the following five (5)
Sector II is bounded by Florida East Coast (F.E.C.) railroad on the north, NW 23 Court on the west, NW
71 Street on the south, and NW 22 Ave. on the east.
Sector III is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 24 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 23 Ave. on the east.
Sector IIlA is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 23 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 22 Ave. on the east.
Sector IV is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 22 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 21 Ave. on the east.
Carver Homes is bounded by: NW 21 Ave. on the west, NW 74 Street on the north, NW 19 Ave. on the
east, and F.E.C. railroad on the south.
Copies of the design-build criteria package may be purchased beginning on Thursday, October 5, 2006
at 10:00 A.M. at the offices of MDHA, located at 3000 NW 32 Ave., Miami, FL 33142. The telephone
number for MDHA is (305)638-5757. The non-refundable fee for each design-build criteria package is
$100.00. Only checks or money orders are acceptable, and shall be made payable to Miami-Dade
MI A "' County Board of County Commissioners.
14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA 18.00- Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS 9.02 Soils Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT 9.03 Soils Foundations and Materials Testing Concrete and Asphalt Testing Services
DESIGN OF 72-INCH RAW WATER PIPELINE FROM FLORIDA 10.05 Environmental Engineering Contamination Assessment and Monitoring
11.00 General Structural Engineering
TURNPIKE (SR 821) TO NW 72ND AVENUE NEAR NW 58TH STREET 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
OCI PROJECT NO. E06-WASD-06 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and 16.00 General Civil Engineering
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
Administrative Order 3-39, announces professional engineering services will be required for the design 20.00 Landscape Architecture
of a 72-inch raw water pipeline for.the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) with permit- 21.00 Land-Use Planning
ting and limited construction management sevi.es2 .0 ADA ite Consultant
MINilMUMREQUEET: : To satisfy the technical certification requirements listed abe for the requested se'ii'ces, valid't6chni
cal certification in all of the above-specified area(s) of work must be held by a firm responding as a sole
The selected Prime Consultant is required to have experience designing large water mains of 48-inch respondent, or a team of firms. Teams of firms must designate one of its members as the "prime con-
diameter or larger within the last five (5) years. sultant". Furthermore, if an individual is providing services that require technical certification by Miami-
Dade County, the individual is required to have the relevant certification(s). Individuals who are not
INFORMATION REGARDING THE AFOREMENTIONED MINIMUM REQUIREMENT MUST BE technically certified will not be "allowed" to perform work for those scopes of work requiring technical
INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION LINE OF EACH OF THE FORMS 2A AND/OR 2C, certification. Additionally, firms that list other areas of work as supplements to the required technical
FOUND IN SECTION 2.1(2), AS APPLICABLE. certifications must also be certified for those supplemental areas.
The scope of services will include, but not be limited to, performing preliminary route analysis, site Pursuant to Florida State Statutes 287.055, a Design-Builder is defined as a partnership, corporation,
investigations, survey, geotechnical work, maintenance of traffic plans, hydraulic analysis, coordination or other legal entity that:
with other utilities, municipalities, other professional firms and the public, preparation of design reports, contracting through a cer-
preparation of drawings and contract specifications. Consultant assistance during the permitting and tified or registered general contractor or a certified or registered building contractor as the
procurement phases will also be needed. Construction related services are required to provide techni- qualifying agent; or
cal support during construction as needed. Technical support during construction is anticipated to qualifying agent; or
include, but not be limited to, periodic site inspections and attendance at meetings, review shop draw- b. Is certified under Section 471.023, Florida Statutes, to practice engineering; certified under
ings, respond to information requests, review claims and potential change orders, review contract Section 481.219 to practice architecture; or certified under Section 481.319 to practice land-
schedules, review schedule of values and review as-built drawings. Project coordination services are
anticipated to include, but not be limited to, establishing a plan to implement the project, establish and scape architecture
track project schedule, budget and deadlines, prepare status reports and attend meetings as request- .
track project schedule, budget and deadlines, prepare status reports and attend meetings as request- Those firms submitting as a joint venture must submit documentation for each entity participating in the
joint venture to include the legal name of the companies participating in the joint venture as registered
The duration of the PSA will be six (6) years with a maximum compensation of two million five hundred with the State of Florida.
thousand dollars $2,500,000, with no minimum amount of work or compensation guaranteed to the .
retained consultant(s). Furthermore, the County reserves the right to re-use the work products of the A solicitation notification will be forwarded electronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with
retained consultant(s), and to retain other consultants to provide the same or similar services at its sole Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail address in their vendor registration form. It will also
disretained consultants), and to retain other consultants to provide the same or similar services at its sole be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without
an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notification.
6.01 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Water Distribution and Sanitary The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M.'Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
Sewage Collection and Transmission Systems (PRIME) mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.
17.00 Engineering Construction Management (PRIME) CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS
9.02 Soils Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and
Materials Engineering Services One (1) Agreement
10.05 Contamination Assessment and Monitoring Forty Percent (40%) Community Workforce Program (CWP) Goal
15.01 Surveying and Mapping (Construction Portion Only)
16.00 General Civil Engineering A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on October 12, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. at the
A copy of the Notice to Professional Consultants (NTPC), and applicable forms may be obtained at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-2, Miami, Florida. While
Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.
Floor, Suite 2130, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respectively for the unit is (305) 375-
2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded electronically to all consultants Deadline for submission of proposals is December 5, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail address in their vendor reg- envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
istration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-line. Additionally, those ommissioneDrs, 111 ANW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BEIVD
pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notification. The NTPC and ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the fol- AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED.
lowing link "Solicitations On-Line." This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Janice A. Martin who may be contacted via e-mail at Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27, fax: (305) 350-6265, or phone: (305) 375-2272. for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

One (1) Agreement 35% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal
Pass along your old Miami Times newspapers for others to enjoy. The
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on October 11, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at the Miami Tires has been known to show up in restaurants, doctors
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-2, Miami, Florida, 33128. been nn restaurantsdoctrs
While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend. offices,nursing homes,public transportation vehicles,and many
other public places,thanks to some very generous subscribers. By
Deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday October 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL passing along your copy of The Times,you will aid others by
TIME. All sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the ,
Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128- helping them stay informed.

This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1 (t) of the If you would like to subscribe for home delivery
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I Buiness Rentals
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

Churches for Rent
Newly built church. for more
information.Do-Right Realty
Unfurnished Room$

720 N.W. 75th Street
Rooms in castle
style mansion.
Mansion has waterfall, mar-
ble platform, 7 ft. lion statues
in front of the castle. Free
lights, water and parking.
Near bus line. $400 monthly,
$200 security.
Call 786-223-5374

1448 NW 69th Street
$100 weekly, $200 to move
in. Call 305-934-9327
1560 N.W. 70 Street
Utilities included, very clean
1822 N.W. 66th Street
$300 monthly. Call 305-625-
5590 or 305-244-2528 for
19541 NW 37th Court
Utilities included, $375
monthly, plus $300 security.

19561 N.W. 30th Court
With air, $100 weekly, $200
to move in. 305-310-5272
2414 N.W. 42nd Street
Nice clean room. Furnished,
utilities paid.
Call 786-260-2435
5500 NW 5th Avenue
$80 weekly. Free utilities,
kitchen. One person. 305-
Furnished room, air
condition, free water and
Call 305-625-4088
9119 N W 25 Avenue, room
for rent, $90 weekly, $500 to
move in. Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912.
Very clean rooms. $130 to
$150 weekly
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
Three Quarter Way House
Grand Opening Nov. 1
Drug Treatment
$30.00 dailymeals included.
Efficie S
100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232

676 NW 46th Street
$500 all utilities, cable-ready,
86 Street NE 2nd Ave Area
Efficiency, References
Utlities included, $575/mo
Call Willette 786-263-3571
143 N.W. 77th Street
One bedroom one bath, with
appliances water and air.
Call 305-512-1201
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
190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded.$690 monthly, $1600
moves you in.
1920 NW 31st STREET
New remodeled One bed-
room apartment, appliances,
security bars, air and water
included. $600 and up. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome!
Call 305-688-7559
2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675.
Move in with $1350 newly
renovated with central air.
Call 305-769-0146
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free

water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699


2515 NW 52nd Street #2
One bedroom, air, tiled
floors,no appliances, $550
mthly.$1100 move in.
48 NW 77th Street
Large one bedroom. $550
monthly. $1500 to move in.
Call 305-753-7738.
5842 NW 12th Avenue
Two Bedrooms one bath.
Apartment $750.
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
8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
One bedroom apartment.
Section 8. Call 305-754-7776
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free wa-ter, security bars
and iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
1601 NW 1st Court
CABLE. Remodeled effcien-
cy, two, three bedrooms, air,
ceiling fan, appliances, laun-
dry and gate. 305-374-4412
Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-locka, Brownsville,
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses Efficiencies, one,
two and three bedrooms,
Many with appliances.
Same day approval.
Call for information

Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking, $595-$675
1315 N.E. Miami Court
Eighth StreetApartments
One and a half months
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450, with air.
Call 786-236-1144 or

Newly Renovated
Move in special 1 1/2 months
One bedroom, one bath
786-236-1144 or
5200 N.W. 26nd Avenue
Two bedrooms $700 Call
305-634-3545. Section 8
One bedroom, one bath
central air, heat, stove, refrig-
erator. Utilities, DirecTV in-
cluded. $750 monthly, $1850
move in.Non Smoker.
Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$450; three bedroom, two
bath, $725, air.
Call 305-358-1617

One bedroom, $525 easy
move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, three bedrooms $825
new tile, appliances, kitchen,
security bars. 305-944-2101
Two bedrooms, one bath
apartment. Central air
appliances included. $970
and up. Section 8 Welcome.
Call 305-688-7559 or
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
Overtown Area
12th Street NW 2nd Avenue
One, bedroom, full
appliance. Section 8 OK.
Call 305-804-2798

Three bedroom one bath,
$1050 monthly
Two bedroom one bath with
den $850 monthly.
One bedroom one bath,
$400 monthly.
Liberty City and Little Haiti
areas. Move in special $150
off first month.
Call 305-914-3762
Three bedroom one and a
half bath. Two story town-
house in South Miami. 6006
SW 68 Street. Walk across

the street to Metro Rail Sta-
tion. Section 8 Welcome.
$1200 monthly.

Call 786-543-3872
5200 N W 26th Avenue. Call

Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

10921 NE 10th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000 monthly, Section 8
welcome. 305-525-7689
1320 NE 117th Street
Available.Two bedrooms, two
baths. Section 8 welcome.
Call Dennis 954-434-1130
1330 NE 117th Street
Two bedrooms, two
baths.Tiled floors.applican-
ces, central air and
heat.$1000 montly. $2000
move in.
Call 305-944-9041
1558 NE 131st Lane
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances included, Section 8
welcome. Call 786-277-9925
21301 NW 37 Avenue, Apt 1
Two bedrooms, one bath, air
conditioned, tiled floors, new
paint, $895 monthly, $1790
move in. No Section 8. NDI
Realtors 305-655-1700
2452 N.W. 44th Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
central air $1100
Call 786-226-2072
2452 N.W. 44th Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
central air $1250 monthly.
$600 deposit, $1850 move
in.Call 786-226-2072.

3890 N.W. 159th Street
Two bedrooms, stove, refrig-
eratorair on large lot, $900
per month $2500 moves you
in. 305-625-9538 or 305-610-
4436 NW 23rd Avenue
Two bedrooms, central air,
appliances, security bars.
Call 786-251-0711
4625 N.W.15th Avenue, #B
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1300 monthly, Section 8
OK. No Coral Way
Call 305-490-9284
4693 NW 18th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath
$775 monthly,$500 deposit.
5012 NW 1st Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
fenced, carport, covered pa-
tio.Near school and bus line.
Call 305-634-3473 or

5231NW 26th Avenue
One bedroom, one
bath,$575 monthly, air,
appliances. $1000 deposit.
Call 305-322-8966
5501 North Miami Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 monthly. Appliances,
$1850 to move in. Section 8.
Call Mrs. Cox 305-978-3823.
5512 N.W. 15th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath
Newly remodeled
Section 8 welcome
Call 305-623-8002
7000 N.W. 5th Place
Three bedroom, one
bath,$1200 monthly. First
and security. Section 8
786-399-8557 or
940 NW 103rd St.
Three bedrooms, two
baths,cntrl A/C, all applian-
ces, reduced to $975. 1st
and last
Call 954-431-3777

245 NW 55 Street. Big two
bedrooms, two baths duplex.
$850 monthly. $2550 to
move in.
Call 305-905-4184.
6651 S.W. 30th Street
Newly remodeled, fenced,
two bedrooms, one bath,
large backyard, near
schools, new tile and carpet,
walk-in closet, $1000
monthly, price negotiable.
Please.Contact Landlord
at anytime

Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $550 per month, $550
security deposit, $1100 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-

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

Call Gloria 786-348-1288

19444 N W 30 Court, three
bedroom one bath, totally
renovated. Comes with
stove, refrigerator and air.
$1200 monthly. Section 8
Call 305-512-1201

Three bedrooms, 1 1/2
No smoking/Drugs
Call 305-651-5551 between
6-8p.m. only.
One bedroom, one bath con-
dominium central air. $800
monthly. Section 8 okay!
435 N.E. 121 Street
Call 305-333-3214

11232 NW 22nd Avenue
Three bedrooms, one
bath.$1100 monthly.
Call 954-499-4620
125 NW 73rd Street
Three bedroom one bath full-
ly renovated, $1300 monthly,
first and last Section 8 Wel-
come. 305-751-4241 week-
end 305-620-1873.
1321 N.W. 44 Street
Newly renovated house.
bedrooms, two baths with
central air.
Please call 305-345-8817.
16120 NW 27th PLACE
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Central air, fenced, $1500
monthly. Section 8 welcome
Call 786-306-8786
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedroom, Section 8
2221 N.W. 151 Street
Three bedroom with family
and laundry room, central air.
$1200 monthly. -
Call 786-390-7550
2300 N.W. 93 Terrace
2 1/2 bedroom, one bath,
newly renvovated, corner lot,
Section 8 accepted. Rent
option. Contact Ms. Rawls.,
2520 N.W. 141st Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome. Call De-
nise 305-732-9875 or 305-
2931 NW 69th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, ceiling fans, tile,
new appliances, bars,
big yard, $1200 a month,
$2500 to move in. Section 8
welcome. 305-542-8554
2954 NW 51 Terrace
Four bedrooms,two
baths,with stove,
refrigerator,air. Section 8 OK.
$1,400. 305-642-7080
3451 NW 174th. Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
den, fence, central air, bars,
tile, $1500 a month. First,
and $700 security.
Call 305-621-0576
53 Street NW 10 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
large back yard/ fence. Nice
area, please call between 9
a.m.- 6 p.m. 305-758-1492
69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Section 8 welcome, referen-
ces. 305-754-7776.
837 N.W. 57th Street
Three bedrooms, appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
Section 8 OK.
Call 305-835-6339
9405-B NW 4th Avenue
Miami Shores Area
One bedroom, one bath,
tral air, bars, cottage style,
Newly renovated. $795
monthly. Call 786-514-1771
18705 NW 45 Avenue, three
bedroom two bath, central
tiled throughout. Call 786-
3430 NW 203rd Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths
central air, Call 305-652-
754-204-7838 or

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
from Vero Beach to West
Palm Beach. Payoff Mort-
gage and debt in 7-12 years.
Investors Excellent return.
Buy, Sell, Refinance and
Equity Loans.Stop Foreclo-
sures Credit Repair.
Call 954-678-7543 24/7

8120 NW 14 Court, three
bedrooms, two baths, tile,
central air. $1300 monthly,
Miami Beach, Hialeah,
Section 8 okay.
1801 Wilmington Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with laundry room, front
porch and fenced yard, with
lake view. $1000 monthly
with option to buy at
$165,000 negotionable.
Call 954-801-3508

Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your mort-
gage? Call Kathy:
Two bedrooms, one bath
On side of house, brand new
kitchen applicances, private
entrance. Call 305-620-8552

Save your home FREE
friendly phone advice.
FREE credit repair.
CALL 305-244-9003
Any area, any condition, any
price, fast cash.
Call 786-285-8872

Dup le
4625-27 N.W. 15th Court
Two bedrooms one bath on
each side, new roof and new
windows. Try $2900 down
and $1290 monthly (good
credit required), $279K.
NDI Realtors ,305-655-1700

3810 NW 210 th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air, hurricane shutters
large family room, iron fence,
master suite, $299K.
NDI Realtors
478 NW 153rd Street
Beautiful three bedrooms,
one bath.-Biscayne Gardens
Call 305-807-9913

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4910 NW 170th Street
Four bedroom two baths,
central air, new windows,
new paint. Try $2900 down
and $1399 monthly (good
credit required) $329K.
NDI. Realtors, 305-655-1700
All Areas of Dade,
Hundreds to Choose,
Easy to Qualify.
FREE LIST. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
4520 S.W.20 Street. "Holly-
wood Bargain," three bed-
room, one bath. Huge bed
rooms! $209,900.
Brown Realty & Investment
5125 Washington St.
"Fantastic" beauty!
Three bedrooms, two bath ,
den and pool, two car ga-
Brown Realty & Inv. Corp
1441 N W 68 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, remodeled. Price
negotiable. Great deal for
Call 305-986-2408
1455 N W 69 Terrace, Beau-
tiful well kept three bedroom
one bath double lot. Profes-
sionally landscaped. Fully
upgraded! You'll love it! Must
Call Johnnie
3279 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, new paint and
more. Try $1900 down and
,$799 monthly (good credit
required) $195K.
NDI Realtors
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

Large home with large pool.
King Star Realty
Dorothy Bradley
Beautiful three bedroomS,
den, CBS. $3500 total
needed. $1000 PNI. Rosa

Beach Front Realty

10/14 10/15 2 6 P.M.
1301 NW 202 Street North
Miami Beach. Gorgeous
home off I 95. Completely
renovated. New kitchen and
baths with all appliances ,
central heating and air. Large
finished basement with stor-
age area. New carpet in bed-
rooms and ceramic tiles in all
baths, kitchen, dining and
family room Very spacious.
Must see to appreciate. Will
be sold to the highest bidder
by 10/17/06 Owner 877-344-

Large three bedrooms, two
baths. central air will arrange
financing and pay closing $3000 back

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Plumbing electrical,appliance
roof, air Call 305-685-1898

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

needed. Must be high
school graduate, computer
literate. Good benefits.
Nice working environment.
Reply: Miami Times Adver-
tiser, Suite 2-270, 2520
S.W. 22nd Street, Miami,
FL 33145.

5 Positions Open, Top pay.
Start immediately. Must
have CDL License and 2
years experience.
Call Wanda 305-654-5965.

Newly established compa-
ny searching for CDL
Class A drivers. Over the
road only. Flatbeds,
Reefers and- Containers.
Drug Free environment.

Call 786-218-4207
Fax 786-228-0566

part/full time, transporta-
tion, tools. 305-754-7776.

Cleaning Solutions looking
for experience person to
clean houses.

Call 305-710-5160

Immediate Hire
Certified Diesel, Hydraulic,
Electrical, Propane, &
Mechanical Repairs
1-2 years experience.
Computer skills a plus.
Great benefits. Apply at:
2711 SW 36 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FI
954-581-6221 EEO/DFWP

Outside Sales
Experienced, ambitious,
gogetters! Better than
average oral skills. Sales
experience and familiar
with Dade and Broward
counties a must. Apply in
person. Contact

Ms. Thornton:
EIc filinami inirS

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

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

Certified teacher needed to
work in private child care
center. Call 305-836-1178.

looking for professional
home cleaners.
Call 305-769-2973

Security Training Class D
Renewal. Placement assis-
tance. Call 305-681-6414.

Best I Am Day Care
Ministry, Inc. 24 hours
Specializing in rates for ba-
bies and tottlers. For more
information call Mrs. Brantley
at 786-222-3144

Central air. Four
two baths 305-68

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October 6, 2004

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A special election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, from 7:00
a.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the City of Miami, Florida, at the polling places in the
several election precincts designated by the Board of County
Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, at which election the quali-
fied electors participating therein will vote for the nomination of a candidate
for the office of District Two Commissioner of the City of Miami, Florida, to
be voted on at the runoff election that is to be held on Tuesday, November
21, 2006, unless in the special election a candidate for the district receives
a majority vote for the prospective office.
Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15778) City Clerk

Sealed bids will be received by the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Procurement Section, Mail
Station #93, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, Carr
Building, Room 235, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
until 2:30 P.M. ET on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 for
Lawn Maintenance Services at Bill Baggs Cape Florida
State Park in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Organizations interested in participating in this
procurement opportunity may view and download the
subject solicitation from the Florida Department of
Management Services Vendor Bid System. To view the
solicitation; go to and click on
BUSINESS. Click on "Doing Business with the State".
Under the "Everything for Vendors and Customers"
heading, click on "Vendor Bid System". Click on "Search
Advertisements". Under the "Agency" search field, select
the "Department of Environmental Protection' and click on
"Initiate Search". Select 2007022C. This will bring up the
advertisement detail. Scroll to the bottom of the page and
click on "Click here to view more related documents".
A mandatory on-site inspection is required for all
prospective bidders. The site inspection will be held at Bill
Baggs Cape Florida State Park, located at 1200 South
Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, Florida, in the presence of
Shaun Allen, Assistant Park Manager. Appointments shall
be made by each bidder wishing to submit a bid by
contacting Mr. Allen at (305) 361-8779. The deadline to
visit the site is Monday, October 16, 2006.
Organizations must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view
and print the solicitation documents.' Adobe Acrobat
Reader maybe obtained, free of charge, at the following
Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to
participate in this procurement opportunity.

City of Miami
Notice is hereby given that the City of Miami will hold a Public Comment Meeting regarding the
Overtown Station Area Redevelopment Draft Environmental Assessment at:
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
314 NW 12 Street, Miami, Florida
Saturday, October 21, 2006
9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon
This Public Comment Meeting is being conducted to afford persons the opportunity of expressing their
views concerning the Draft Environmental Assessment. The Draft Environmental Assessment outlines
and evaluates social, economic and environmental impacts associated with five proposed alternatives
on the project site. The project site is comprised of four adjacent blocks bound by NW 6th St on the
south, NW 8th St on the north, NW 3rd Ave on the west and NW 1st Ct on the east.
The preferred alternative is a mixed-use/mixed-income development providing a combination of afford-
able and market rate housing units for ownership as well as commercial space. The Sawyer's Walk
alternative, by Crosswinds Communities, consists of four residential buildings ranging in height from 12
to 14 stories and includes 1050 residential units and 75,000 square feet of commercial space.
Approximately 20 percent (210) of the units will be classified as affordable housing, of those, 50 units
will be conveyed to the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency specifical-
ly for Overtown residents.
The Draft Environmental Assessment will be available for public review from Thursday, October 5, 2006,
to Saturday, October 21, 2006, at the City Clerk's office, Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive,
Miami, Florida. It will also be available on line at Written comments on the Draft
Environmental Assessment may also be submitted in writing to Jose R. Gonzalez, P.E. at 444 SW 2nd
Avenue, 10th Floor, Miami, Florida 33130.
Anyone needing special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should con-
tact Ms. Evelyn Herbello at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting by telephone at (305) 679-6800 or
by writing the City Clerk at the above address.
Public participation at this meeting is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national
origin, handicap or family status. The proposed project has been developed in accordance with Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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