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Title: Miami Times
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: October 25, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
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A Miami Beach legislator
filed a formal complaint with
the Florida House of
Representatives saying Rep.
Ralph Arza used a racial slur
when referring to Miami-Dade
school Superintendent, Rudy

Crew. Arza
responded by
calling the
Rep. Gus
Barreiro, and
leaving a
voice tele-
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Arza again
called Crew
The com-
plaint was
filed by
Barreiro of
Hialeah, who
said Crew
ARZA was repeated-
ly called "nigger" by state
Representative Ralph Arza,
who was expected to be on the
leadership team of the next
House of Representative
Speaker, Marco Rubio of
Miami. Arza was a top educa-
tion adviser under the most

recent House Speaker, with
membership on the House
committees that decide on
state education funding and
policy for local school dis-
tricts. He was involved in
funding for Miami-Dade
school's district headed by
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One Family Serving Since 1923

Informing Miami-Dade
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Vance missing in $1 million theft

Cell phone scandal getting larger

The investigation into the
shenanigans going on at the
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Department is beginning to
smell like a sewer.
Vance's attorney revealed
that he was traveling on vaca-
tion and is expected back
Police are seeking a former

county Water and Sewer mail-
room supervisor who is
accused of indulging his taste
for expensive German cars
with $1 million stolen from
Charles Anthony Vance, who
was fired late last month for
his role in a separate scandal
involving millions paid by the
department in unauthorized
cell phone expenses, is now
accused of stealing money ear-
marked for bulk mailing.
"The two cases are unrelat-
ed," said Miami-Dade County
Inspector General Chris
Mazzella, whose office handled
the investigation. "It's another


instance where
there was a lack
of sufficient
oversight on
some rather
huge amounts of

In his mailroom job, Vance
was responsible for regularly
sending $50,000 checks to the
U.S. Postal Service to fund an
account used for the depart-
ment's bulk mailing,
But of the 80 such checks
Vance personally requested
between 2003 and 2006, 20
went to a separate USPS
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Fort Lauderdale African-American Center 4th anniversary

The African-American
Research Library and
Cultural Center began a
weeklong celebration of its
fourth anniversary on
Thursday with a discussion
by writers who contributed to
a book about race and change
in South Florida.
Kitty Oliver, a well-known
author and former journalist
who compiled and edited
Multicultural Reflections on

Race and
Change, will
lead the dis-
cussion .
included in
the book will
become part MOORE
of the
library's oral history collec-
Home to more than 75,000

books and related materials
that focus on people of African
descent, the center at 2650
Sistrunk Blvd. will be four years
old on Thursday.
The library was the dream
and vision of Sam Morrison, for-
mer director of Broward County
libraries. He hoped for a state-of
the-art library for research, life-
long learning, community gath-
erings, cultural events and
technological training.

Then he got others to buy
into it. The community raised
$5 million of the $14 million
it cost the county to build the
Four years later, more than
1 million people have visited.
Children come after school to
checkout books. Residents
use computers there to go on
the Internet. Others come to
community events sponsored

by many groups and agen-
"The most important dia-
logues are taking place in that
library," said Fort Lauderdale
Commissioner Carlton Moore.
The library has been the
venue for Kwanzaa workshops
and displays, police brutality
hearings led by the NAACP
and programs featuring Negro
League players and Tuskegee

But challenges remain, as
the library seeks a new direc-
tor and searches for money for
performing arts programs,
equipment to digitalize its spe-
cial collections, and research
and partnerships.
On its anniversary, the
library will celebrate with a
day full of activities, ranging
from a slide presentation of the
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HIV screening
For most of the 1980s, a diagnosis of AIDS was a virtual
death sentence. People suspected of having the incurable
disease were shunned, fired from jobs or driven from
homes. Many avoided getting tested for fear that their status
would be revealed.
The progress since then has been remarkable. New medications
keep the HIV virus in check so that patients who are diagnosed
early can extend their lives by 25 years, according to a Harvard
Medical School study. Public attitudes have softened.
But that progress has exposed a new problem and opportuni-
ty. Far too often, the disease isn't discovered as quickly as it could
be, endangering those people as well as others they might infect.
As many as 1.2 million Americans are HIV-positive, and an addi-
tional 40,000 are infected each year.
Making HIV screening as routine as tests for high blood pressure
would address the problem. New guidelines from the federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge providers to offer
regular, routine but voluntary testing for everyone 13 to 64.
The CDC also wants states to reconsider laws that deter testing.
Some 31 states require specific informed consent, and 23 demand
extensive pretest counseling. Those outdated laws were written for
a time when little was known about AIDS.
Some civil liberties and AIDS advocacy groups worry that testing
could become mandatory and compromise patient confidentiality,
but that is a concern with all medical records and can be con-
The benefits of wider testing far outweigh the risks.
As many as 300,000 people with HIV don't know they have it.
Their own health is in jeopardy, and they unwittingly transmit the
disease to others. People who don't know they carry HIV account
for up to 70% of new infections. When they do become aware of
their status, they take steps to avoid infecting others a two-thirds
reduction in risky sexual behavior.
Further, the screening of all pregnant women, which started in
1995, decreased the number of children who contracted AIDS via
their mothers from a peak of 945 in 1992 to 48 in 2004.
Because HIV can be diagnosed before symptoms develop, find-
ing more infections gets patients into treatment faster, slows the
spread of AIDS and saves lives. The widespread screening that so
dramatically lowered the AIDS rate in babies can do the same for
adults. -USA TODAY

Taint from Florida

'00 spreads
Once upon a time, secretaries of State were fairly
lowprofile office holders in their respective state
hierarchies. They made sure that elections were
fair, doing their work out of commitment to democratic
ideals. The office was often uncontested, and the officehold-
ers generally did not aspire to higher positions.
The 2000 presidential election changed all that. When the
vote in Florida turned out to be excruciatingly close, then-
secretary of State Katherine Harris assumed the unfortu-
nate role of a GOP partisan. She now serves in the U.S.
House and is running for the Senate.
Secretary of State is .now attracting politicians who want
to use it as a stepping stone, and party organizations see
the office as an important lever of power. This threatens to
undermine voters' faith in elections. ;
Democrats, still stewing over Harris, are pouring money
into secretary of State races in Colorado, Michigan,
Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and elsewhere. And some
Republicans in Ohio seek to make a mockery of the guber-
natorial election there by trying to get Democrat Ted
Strickland's candidacy disallowed on a technicality. The
man who could decide the issue? Secretary of State
Kenneth Blackwell, who happens to be Strickland's
Republican opponent for governor. Blackwell isn't likely to
strike Strickland, but it shows the kind of conflicts of inter-
est that can arise when the job is politicized.
Voting is too important to be overseen by fervid partisans.
States should either depoliticize the secretary's office or
look for other ways, such as non-partisan boards, to pre-
serve public trust in clean elections. -USA TODAY

Miami vice
The University of Miami and Florida International
University are separated by only a few miles, but
their football programs are light years apart.
Miami is a national powerhouse made up of the top high
school recruits, many of whom go on to play professionally.
Florida International is made up of players who didn't elicit
much interest from Miami's recruiters and won't from NFL
Something else separates the two programs. After FIU's
players got into an appalling brawl during Saturday's game,
their school laid down the law, suspending 16 players indef-
initely and kicking two off the team. Miami players involved
in the very same brawl were greeted with a milder response.
As of Wednesday, 12 players had received one-game sus-
pensions and were required to do community service. Only
one, who wielded his helmet like a club during the melee,
got a longer penalty. University President Donna Shalala,
the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services,
announced she would impose a "zero tolerance" policy for
future behavior but defended her lesser sanctions.
"We will not throw any student under the bus for instant
restoration of our image or our reputation," she declared. "I
will hot hang them in the public square. I will not eliminate
their participation at the university. I will not take away
their scholarships."
There's merit in standing against ritual execution for the
sake of placating an angry mob. But it's impossible not to
notice the stark difference between the punishment meted
out by the two programs and to ask whether the pre-emi-
nent position of football at Miami is riot a major factor.
Big-time college football has had worse off-field scandals

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and so has Miami, too many of whose stars have found their
way into the criminal justice system, not just the NFL.
But as on-field embarrassments go, this brawl was the
ugliest in years the sort of episode for which the response
helps define society's standards of conduct. The clear mes-
sage from FlU is that personal discipline is more important
than winning football games.
The message from the University of Miami is less convinc-

. 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 .. .

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Stinson v. Reaves the run-off

I like Daryl Reaves; he is a
good man. My only problem
with Mr. Reaves is that he has
not paid for his last campaign,
and has problems filing his cam-
paign reports on time. When
asked why he should be elected
to the school board given his
failure to pay campaign debts,
Mr. Reaves replied that he would
use the funds he receives from
his position at the school board
to pay back his debts.
This answer is telling. Mr.
Reaves needs to pay his debts
with his own money. How can
he be expected to oversee a
multi-million dollar budget if he
cannot accomplish the task of
balancing his campaign check-
Solomon Stinson is a former
teacher and administrator. He
knows the school system, and
has been supportive of
Superintendent Crew's effort to
reform .the system and fix our
failing schools. The only criti-
cism leveled against Solomon
Stinson was that he was too
supportive of promotions for
black teachers and administra-
tors, who in the past had been
unfairly overlooked for promo-
tions. To me that is not a criti-
cism, but something that should
be applauded. Solomon Stinson
knows the system and he is
effective, we need to keep him in
his seat.
It seems that almost ..every
week some decent person is
being murdered by young thugs..
terrorizing our streets. The
murder of Lemroy Lawrence is
shocking and ironic. Mr.
Lawrence was a beloved shop
teacher and an active and hard-
working member of the 5000
Role Models. He was trying to
save young black men from a
life of crime and a sudden and
terrible end or a long period
behind bars. It was some of the
men that he was trying to save
that killed him. My regret is

not just the loss of a great man
but also the tragedy that no one
was able to save his killers
before they made their tragk
mistake. Can you imagine if Mr
Lawrence had been able tc
mentor those boys before the3
departed from school and weni
on their rampage. Maybe the3
were the type that could not b(
helped or perhaps they were the
ones crying out for help bul
who never received it.
A man's life can be measure
by the impact of his death. Mr
Lawrence has been honored b
his students, co-workers, fellow
Role Models and community al
large. It was the community
responding to a cry for hell
that led to the prompt arrest oi
one of the killers. It is a testa-
ment to the respect that the
community had for Mr
Lawrence that there was nc
hesitation, no fear, just a greal
outpouring of love and support
Right now, I am sick of the
hypocrisy of politicians
Congressman Hastert and his
support of Congressman
Foley's molestation of young
boys is a classic example of
hypocritical politicians.
On the other hand, there are
some people who genuinely
care. The Miami Herald pub-
lished a photo of 'School Board
Member Ingram and Fredericka
Wilson standing with the' widow
of Mr. Lawrence. School Board
Member Ingram and Senator
Wilson are both active in 5000
Role Models and personally took
an interest in this tragic event.
They did not run there for a
photo-op, but rather to comfort
the wife of a friend, and to use
their influence to get the killer.
The police credit these two
public servants pleas for com-
munity support to find the
killer as the main reason the
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Miami-Dade judges are finally getting the message that the
people have a right to know about the good and the bad things
they do in our courts in:the name of justice. Miami-Dade chief
Judge Joseph Farina,' who issued an order allowing some
court cases to be hidden in Miami-Dade County, has canceled
that authority.

Miamians are celebrating a bitter-sweet first anniversary of
Hurricane Wilma that put a hurting on South Florida when it
rolled through last year, leaving six million people without
electricity for as long as three weeks. Other highlights includ-
ed $14 billion in damages statewide and $2 billion here in
Miami-Dade. About 10,000 roof still have blue tarps in the

People .are talking about how State Rep. Ralph Arza is doing
a "Foley" by claiming he was drinking when he called Miami-
Dade School Superintendent the N-word and now apologizes
and claiming to seek help in a rehab program. They feel the
Cuban legislator is showing his true colors, or maybe the
booze made him do it. Stay tuned.

UM president Donna Shalala seems to be in a no-win situ-
ation trying to handle the recent University of Miami-Floirda
International University foot brawl games. But no worry, there
are big bucks behind big time college football and the program
will survive.

Saturday's football game pitting the unbeaten Northwestern
team against Central will draw more than 25,000 fans to the
Orange Bowl as one of the greatest match ups in state high
school football. Bct any line favors the Bulls by three points.

Those Las Vegas-style slot machines are at Gulfstream Park
Racing and Casino in Hallandale Beach, the first of 6,000
slots that are expected to ring at Broward County's four
parimutuels. Trucks will start unloading machines on
Monday at Mardi Gras Racetrack & Gaming Center in
Hallandale Beach, formerly known as Hollywood Greyhound
Track. Neither Gulfstream Park nor Mardi Gras has
announced an opening date. It's expected that one or both will
have slots running before the end of the year.

Student activists marched on state Capitol with brooms
Thursday, declaring they would not let Gov. Jeb Bush and
state officials "sweep under the rug" the Jan. 6 death of
Martin Lee Anderson at a Panhandle boot camp for juvenile
delinquents. In his order, the judge said the dismissed the
family's claim for punitive damages against the state and

Janitors at Nova Southwestern University held a rally
Saturday to support newly unioned Service Employees
International Union, whose jobs may be a stake. Singing
songs and chanting the union refrain "Yes, we can" in English,
Spanish, and Creole, the crowd at Haitian Emmanuel Baptist
Church heard speeches from NSU workers, union members
and community leaders in support of their cause.

Liberty City and Overtown residents are still talking about
the backslap from basketball legend Magic Johnson, who
decided to build affordable housing in Little Havana rather
than Little Haiti or Overtown or Liberty City.
Folks who have looked at Magic Johnson's operation note
that the "managing partner" who makes the real decision is a
White man names K. Robert (Bobby) Turner. Is Earvin
Johnson, just the face on the box? Stay tuned.

Some are talking about judicial candidate Marisa Mendez,
who was caught saying some Ralph Arza remarks about the
unimportance of Black votes.

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By Kaila Heari u
Miami Times Writer
Local state and county elect-
ed officials will present much
needed restoration funds to the
Board of Trustees of the
Historic Hampton House
Community Trust in a ceremo-
ny on Friday.
The Trust will receive two
checks, one from the county for
$100,000 and a second from
the state in the amount of
$25,000. The bulk of the
restoration funds will come
from the Government
Obligation Bond approved by
Miami-Dade voters.
County Commissioner
Audrey M. Edmonson and State
Representative Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall will make
the presentations October 27,
11 am at the
House Motel,
4200 NW 27th
Ave. The rest
of the $4.7
million prom-
ised may be
received by
F r i d a y a
according to
Enid Pinkney,
H o u s e
Community Trust's CEO and
The presentation is free and
open to the public, who will
also be treated to ,music by
Richard Strachan, former
leader of the House Band at the
Hampton House, Charlie
Austin, whom he succeeded
and other jazz musicians who
played at the motel.
One of the few motels of its
era that offered upscale ameni-
ties to Black customers, such
as a 24-hour restaurant, valet
parking and maitre-d' service.
At its peak in the mid-1960s,
the popular motel drew a loyal
following of middle class Black
patrons and white jazz fans as
well as celebrities including
Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther
King, Muhammad Ali and Sam
Cook. Many Black performers
who performed on Miami Beach
returned to the motel to enter-
'tain and lodge.
"Now, it's the only Black
motel left in Miami," said
Pinkney, who spent years fight-
ing to have the motel labeled a
historical sight in order to
receive restoration funds. Once
renovated, Hampton House will
serve the community with a
social hall, office space for busi-
ness. "Hopefully, we can restore
the restaurant," Pinkney said.

1eL airea y, sne is g ing
beyond the famed motel. We
hope to get other people who
own property around here, to
renovate their property,
Pinkney told The Miami Times.
"This has been a long hard
struggle," said Pinkney, "but at
last we're starting to see the
daylight, somewhat."

shows Muhammad All at the
restaurant in the Hampton
House as his picture is being
taken by Minister Malcolm X
of the Nation of Islam.
-Photo courtest of Historic Hampton House Trust

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186th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, at some clothing. When she turned back According to the police report, a witness
9:45 p.m. According to the police report, around, the wallet and its contents were saw the man hide two packs of sushi, val-
when police approached the 1995 Nissan missing. ued at $10.98, inside an empty Burger King
Maxima, they smelled marijuana.hThe man bag before trying to leave.
gave police permission to search his car
and they found a clear bag with four grams A thief stole a wallet containing $70 and
of the drug hanging out from the center credit cards from a woman at Macy's, A thief stole four passports, a portable
console. Police said they arrested the man located at 19535 Biscayne Boulevard in navigation system, kids clothing and a
after he yelled, 'I forgot that was in the Aventura Mall, between the hours of Palm Pilot after breaking into a 2007
there!" 3:45 and 4 p.m. The woman said another Oldsmobile van at Best Buy, located at

A thief stole a wallet containing six cred-
it cards, documents and $25 from an
employee at Victoria's Secret, located at

woman approached and stood close to
her. Then, when the victim approached a
cash register to purchase an item, she
found the wallet was missing from her

21035 Biscayne Boulevard, between 7 and
7:30 p.m. The man, a tourist, returned to;
the van that he rented from Alamo Rent-A-
Car and found the items, valued at $1,250,

Community college students ack basic skills

Most students entering South
Florida's community colleges
lack the basic skills they need
to take college-level classes,
forcing schools to spend mil-
lions for remedial work, statis-
tics show.
Eighty percent of incoming
freshmen at Broward
Community College and Miami-
Dade College had to take at
least one remedial class last
year. At Palm Beach
Community College it was 72

"Where we ought to be head-
ing is if students pass the
FCAT, they are ready for col-
lege," said David Armstrong,
community colleges chancellor
for the Florida Department of
Education. "Right now, that's
not the case. There is still a
Community colleges have
open admissions policies,
accepting all students regard-
less of academic level. But stu-
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reading, English or math if they
fail a college placement test in
any of those three subjects.
These classes can take up to
a year and many students
never finish them.
Florida spends about $71
million a year on remedial
classes, according to a recent
study by the Alliance for
Excellent Education, a nonprof-
it research and advocacy group
in Washington, D.C.

"All we saw
was what hap-
pened on TV.,
so I donw dot
know what
started it. I am saying is, I
they were on
the street andot everyone was a
a fight would
have brok en
out, how do
you they were aould have per-
ceived it? What I am saying is, I
believe they should have dealt
with each player on a one on
one basis. Not everyone was a
trouble maker. Some of these
guys have never been in trou-
ble. They were all a family so
they stood with each other as if
they were brothers. I believe
one game suspension is

"I think one
game suspen-
sion was
enough. If
some of them
that were
involved had a
history of get-
ting into trou-
ble, then they
should have
been kicked off the team. I just

believe that it was the heat of
the moment and a one game
suspension should teach them
a lesson."


"Yes, I ,
believe the one
game suspen-
sion was good
enough. I
think that
helped them
learn their les-
son. You could
have suspend-
ed some of
them for four or five games but
that wotildn't mean they have
learned their lesson. These are
grown men that can get the
message of when they have
done something wrong."


"No, It is a t
rough game. I
believe that
things like that
happen in a
full contact P
game where
emotions and
tempers flair. I
know that all
of them are
grown men and they should be
held accountable, but I don't
feel they should have been sus-

pended. Another form of disci-
pline would have been suit-


"No, I don't
believe that
they should
have been sus-
pended at all.
They should
have been dis-
ciplined, no
doubt, but to
punish them
guys like that
wasn't just. It
is a rough physical sport and
things like that happen."


"Yes, I
believe a one
game suspen-
sion is
enough. Most
of the kids in
the fight knew
each other
already and
t e m p e r s
Suspending them for one game
should be enough to teach
them a lesson because these
are mature adults."

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This Week in Black History

1892: L. F. Brown patented the horse the first Black American General in the 1969: The U.S. Supreme Court ordered
bridle bit that allows riders to control U.S. Air Force. Davis serves as an an end to segregation in public schools
horses. instructor and inspiration to the famed "at once." The Mississippi case aban-
1940: Benjamin 0. Davis became the 'Tuskegee Airmen.' He retired as a doned the failed principle of "all deliber-
first Black American General in the U.S. Lieutenant General in 1970. atespeed."
Army. 1960: Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. was
released on bond from Georgia's OCTOBER 30
OCTO:BER26 Reidsville State Prison after intervention 1954:, The U. S., Department of
1749:i British parliament legalized by John F.Kennedy, Democratic candi- Defense abolished all Bla'ckiiits' fi the
slavery in colony now known as state of date for President. This act increased armed forces. ,
Georgia. the number of Black voters nationwide 1979: ..Ric.hard Arrington wastelected
1872: Marshall patented his extin- who voted Democratic and helped to the first Black mayor of Birmingham
guisher. elect Kennedy President. (known as 'Bombingham' because of its
history of Black churches and homes
OCTOBER 27 OCTOBER 28 being bombed by racists).
1891: D. B. Downing patented the 1798: Levi Coffin, one of the founders
street letter box. of The Underground Railroad, was born OCTOBER 31
1929: Actress and activist Ruby Dee, 1862: First Black troops found in the 1900: Ethel Water, actor and singer,
widow and partner of Ossie Davis of Civil War. The First Kansas Colored was born
Waycross, Georgia and Hollywood, was Volunteers bravely found confederate 1960: A race riot occurred in
born Ruby Ann Wallace. forces. Jacksonville, Florida.

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Superintendent Crew.
Crew had filed a complaint
about the racial slurs by Arza,
His complaint to the House was
dismissed because of the tech-
nicality that Crew, although the
object of Arza's pejorative ter-
minology, was not a member" of
the state House of
Representatives. Barreiro's
complaint has to be seriously
considered because he is a
House member and he was in
the House leadership during
the last legislative term.
Arza has denied that he is a
racist and denies such allega-
tions. However, he stated that

he is sometimes "intense, pas-
sionate, competitive and ...a lit-
tle abrasive." After the most
recent recorded slur, Arza now
claims he was intoxicated, will
seek counseling and is apolo-
getic. The House has 20 days
to decide whether to dismiss
the complaint or to take action
against. However, after Barreiro
turned the tapes over police
because he stated they were
threatening, the matter is a
subject of an active criminal
Barreiro has shown courage
in matters of race before, hav-
ing blown the whistle on the
Boot Camp treatment and
death of teenager Eddie Lee
Anderson. Barreiro, by virtue of
his Criminal Justice leadership,

was only one of two legislators
who were shown the Boot
Camp's videotape of Anderson's
beating death. Rather than
keep quite or defend the
Republican administration,
Barreiro spoke out about the
atrocity he had seen. Soon
thereafter, media reports and
Black legislators demands
resulted in the full exposure of
a cover-up Medical Examiner's
report and the closing of boot
camps in Florida.
Barreiro has also been widely
recognized as one of the
Republicans and Hispanics
who worked with Black
Democratic legislators to obtain
legislation and funding that
supported the Black communi-

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Housing Task Force agrees My heartfelt thanks to the v

to hold Community Forumof District 2 for returning

me to~ office. \ \

By Brandyss Howard

The fourth meeting for the
Community Affordable Housing
Strategies Alliance
(CASHA) was held
last Thursday at the
Stephen P. Clarke
building .
Barbara Jordan
attended and spoke
of the importance of
the committees and
how she looked for-
ward to hearing
their recommenda-
tions. Jordan
thanked CAHSA for
its hard work and BARBARA
assured them that
she will take the points that
were voted on by the Task Force
to the Board of County
Commissioners. "I am as dedi-
cated to bringing more afford-
able housing to Miami as you
are," said Jordan.
During the meeting, a repre-
sentative from each of the nine
subcommittees presented data
analysis on the following areas:
data collection and analysis;
public education and informa-
tion; Public housing, section 8,
homeless and special housing
needs; rental, homeownership
and rehabilitation; land-use

I ,

work; public and private
employer housing incentives:
tax relief incentives, abatement
and insurance issues; and
maintenance of affordability.
CASHA adopted a
from the Public
Education and
Committee to host
two Community
Forums to be held
on November 1st
and 2nd at the North
and South Miami-
Dade College cam-
puses. The Miami
Times obtained the
informational flyer
JORDAN that will
be dis-
tributed to the com-
munity from Sherra
Mcleod, Information
Officer with Miami-
Dade Housing
Authority, which
reads. "The housing

your feedback!"
According to the Housing
Summit Committee, the event
will include a variety of commu-
nication tactics with the general
and minority media to encour-
age public participation. Forum
participants will receive a page
from each committee listing five
bullet points from their recom-
mendations. CAHSA will gather
community input on the recom-
mendations regarding afford-
able housing challenges, and in
turn, incorporate them into a
final draft.
At the next CAHSA meeting
planned for the week of
November 6, the committees
will combine their recommenda-
tions with those
obtained from the
forum to be present-
ed at the CAHSA
Summit tentatively
scheduled for
December 4. The
Summit will include
informational work-

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Dade is an urgent presentations and
and serious threat keynote speakers to
to the residents and make the communi-
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Judge throws out charge against accused terrorists

Federal prosecutors are
appealing a Miami federal
judge's decision to toss out a
major part of the indictment
against accused terrorists
Jose Padila, Adham Amin
Hassoun and Kifah Wael
Government lawyers notified
U.S. District Judge Marcia
Cooke Monday, they intend to
challenge her August ruling
dismissing the charge against
the men that carried the
stiffest penalty life in
Cooke said Count 1 of the
imdictrnment charging the~ men
in a "conspiracy to murder,

kidnap and maim persons in a
foreign country," repeated alle-
gations laid out in other
counts. Her ruling was a major

victory for defense lawyers.
The government's appeal
could delay the trial, currently
set to begin in January.



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MMAP Trust held meeting with North Central Community Council

By Brandyss Howard

The Metro-Miami Action Plan
(MMAP) held a meeting with
North Central Community
Council 8 at the MLK Plaza in
Liberty City last week.
Approximately 75 residents,
citizens, and council members
joined forces to discuss their
'quality of life' with the MMAP
Trust serving as their advo-
cate. The purpose of this meet-
ing was to provide an open
forum for residents to address
concerns within their commu-
nity. Commissioner Dorrin
Rolle presented a list of socioe-
conomic projects that will be
conducted in District 2 per
final review.
According to MMAP, one of
the most important issues

addressed by the participants
is the need to find resources
that may help a local commu-
nity health care company.
This particular Black owned
business provides personal.
hands-on medical education to
over 5,000 individual patients
that commercial medical com-
panies do not serve. MMAP
also discussed helping the
company make an impact on
the health care industry
through funding that allows
the use of medicines for
patients trying to avoiding cat-
astrophic illnesses.
MMAP also has been very
active in the need for afford-
able housing. During the meet-
ing, citizens were able to
obtain community input
regarding the placement of cit-
izens in affordable housing

(L-R) Tony Crapp Jr., Fredericke Alan Morley, Dorrin Rolle, Dr. Marty Pinkston, John T. Jones,
Burnell Everett and Art Johnson.

countywide; the displacement
of citizens already in housing;
the focus surrounding eligibili-
ty restrictions placed on citi-
zens seeking affordable hous-
ing and the critical need for

additional funding to open,
recruit and retain businesses
in the immediate area. John T.
Jones Jr., Chairperson of
MMAP, told The Miami Times
that personal studies and

data analysis will be conduct-
ed to obtain recommenda-
tions to present to The Board
of County Commissioners.
"Everything is a work in
progress. We know about the

housing crisis and are work-
ing on these issues first
hand," said Jones.
Jones stated that his organ-
ization holds meetings every
third Wednesday of the
month, but felt it was impor-
tant to include the communi-
ty. He said the meeting was
well attended by the public
and plans to host the next
meeting in the Downtown
area. "Government has to be
closer to the people. It's cru-
cial that we find out what's
important to residents in the
community," said Jones.
Monthly meetings are usu-
ally held at MMAP's down-
town location, but Jones said
they would probably hold
meetings in different loca-
tions to involve more commu-

Cell Phone Drive to profit Miami Central PTSA I M

By Brandyss Howard

Miami Central High School
recently announced its partici-
pation in a school-wide
Recycled Cell Phone Collection
The cell-phone campaign will
fund various PTSA activities
and events. Used and unwant-
ed cell phones are being col-
lected to generate money for
students and for programs
that will benefit the communi-
The Miami Central PTSA has
contributed to programs such
as the School Uniform
Program, New School Building
and Construction, Teacher
Appreciation Week, FCAT
Readiness and Family

Education Night. "PTSA's
involvement and educational
association ongoing partner-
ship with such organizations
shows a sincere interest and
staunch support of public edu-
cation," said PTSA member,
Inga Gantz.
Gantz told The Miami Times,
that donating a used, unwant-
ed call phone allows residents
the opportunity to contribute
to an important cause without
reaching into their wallets.
"With the hundreds of thou-
sands of used cell phones sit-
ting idly in our community,
here is a good opportunity to
learn to recycle and have fun
fundraising," said Gantz.
The PTSA joined the
Recycling Alliance, which
serves as a program of GRC

Wireless Recycling specializing
in the logistics and underwrit-
ing of fundraising programs
through the collection and
recycling of used cell phones.
Their partnership with over
2000 organizations through
50 states has enabled GRC to
donate over $4,000,000 to
schools, non-profit groups and
religious institutions.
Cell phone "drop boxes" have
been set up at the Central
High School Student Activities
Department and Parent
Resource Center on NW 95th
Street and at the North
Campus on NW 127 Street.
The PTSA is asking that par-
ents, students, teachers and
staff bring their cell phones
and batteries to those loca-
tions during school hours.

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Fort Lauderdale struggles with bias cases

Just as the city of Fort.
Lauderdale works to diversify
its workforce, two embarrass-
ing cases of employee antics
threaten a setback.
In the police department, an
officer has complained he's
been targeted by anti-gay
harassment, including a car-
toon he said made him look
gay. The investigation comes
just as the city actively recruits
gay and lesbian o*i6rs.
The fire department, mean-
while, is embrotled in a contro-

versy i involving a newspaper
clipping of a monkey with the
name of the; former fire chief -
who is Black written on his
chest. The fire chief position is
open, and the city is recruiting
Black applicants for the job.
The city has worked for years
to shed a reputation of racial
and sexual discrimination that
cost it dearly in lawsuit settle-
ments and complaints for
City officials said they're con-
cerned about the blow to Fort

Lauderdale's image from the
latest cases, but they don't
believe they are signs of a deep-
er problem.
Robert Bates, director of the
Office of Professional
Standards, said these two
cases are statistical blips.
,"There's no avalanche," Bates
said. "We're not drowning in
them, but one case is too
many. In general, all our
employees are courteous and
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fourth year

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library's short history to a
movie on the Harlem
The Florida Center for the
Book and Florida Center for the
Arts will present performanc-
es, of the works of Zora Neale
Hurston, James Weldon
Johnson and Langston Hughes
at 7 p.m. Wednesday
Hurston, a folklorist and nov-
elist, and Johnson, co-author of
the Black tanthm4 LfiftEvery
Voice and SIing.y ,are' native
Floridians, and both were
prominent writers and musi-
cians during the Harlem
The library's exhibit tribute to
the late actress Esther Rolle.
which is a part of the library's
special collections, opened with
a reception on Friday.
Roll's family donated personal
items from the late actress, who
grew up in Pompano Beach and
is noted for her role as Florida
Evans on the Good Times sit-

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account in the name of Modular
Innovations, LLC a firm he
established for the sole purpose
of laundering, county money,
Mazzella said.
Vance was the sole signatory
on one of those. Bank of
America accounts. The bank
has not yet produced the origi-
nating documents for the other
Frank Tucker is listed as a
manager and the registered
agent for Modular Innovations,
at 12555Biscayne Blvd. in
Miami, on incorporation docu-
ments filed with the Florida
Secretary of State. Also on the
documents are Harold Merritt

of Miami and Deon T. Booker, a
licensed cosmetologist,in
Alameda, California
The investigation continues,
authorities said.
Authorities say Vance used
"a substantial portion" of the
$1 million stolen from the
county for personal indul-
On March 5, 2004, he bought
a BMW 530i with $55,000 from
the Modular Innovations
account. A little more than a
year later he traded it for the
2006 model, covering the
$17,800 due with more of
Modular Innovations' money. A
few days later he used $24,900
from the Modular Innovations
account to buy a Honda Accord
for his ex-wife.
In all, $659,348.85 was
drained from the account.

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Let your testimony comfort others

I recently spoke to a woman
who lost both of her sons at the
young ages'of 18 and 20. They
were found dead, execution
style with shots to the back of
their heads, while sitting in the
front seat of a car. As a moth-
er, I can only imagine how hor-
ribly painful this could be. It's
painful to lose a child under
any circumstances, but to lose
two sons in such a tragic man-
ner is unthinkable. This
woman spoke at length about


An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., will be having
Intercessory Travailing Prayer
on November 28 at 11 p.m.

Our Heavenly Father invites
you to A Day with the King on
Saturday. November 11 from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Service will take
place at Ridgeway Fellowship

The Music Ministry of Total
Change and Empowerment
Ministries, Inc. invites you to
the Music Ministry Anniversary
service on Friday, October 27 at
7:30 p.m.

Reverend Karl A. Jackson of
God's Way Assembly Faith
Cathedral, Inc. can be heard
every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8
a.m. on 104.5.

Victory in Christ
Ministries, W. M. Fayne, pas-
tor, invites you to thier first
Annual Women's Conference,
"A Man You Can Trust,"
October 28 from 9 a.m-1 p.m.

the horror of violence, and
especially violence directed at
our young people.
Here in South Florida, and
especially in our Miami area,
we have been no strangers to
violent deaths of children these
past few months. Children and
teenagers have been killed in
drive by shootings, just walking
home, and as the result of an
alleged argument over cars.
Such loss is unbearable the
loss of innocent lives and loss

For registration and informa-
tion, please call 786-735-7002.

The Voluntary Miracle
Church of Faith, Inc invites
you to an evening of Gospel
singing, October 29 at 4 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-308-7790.

The Voices of Wisdom Choir
celebrates thier 9th
Anniversary by planning a trip
to the Holy Land in Orlando on
November 18. For more infor-
mation, please call 305-888-

AMWANB invites you to cele-
brate thier Building Fundraiser
Service with them, October 27
at 7:30 p.m.

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 con-
ference will be held at the El
Palacio Hotel and the theme
will be "A Man You Can Trust."

of innocence is a terrible
heartache. What impressed
me about Apostle Donna
Hagler's attitude during our
conversation was the lack of
anger and bitterness. Of
course, there was pain this
was a woman who lost two boys
on the same day at the same
time. But I heard something
else I heard hope, and a
desire to bring that hope to oth-
I am reminded of the plea
made by the Apostle Paul to
God to remove the 'thorn' from
his life, and the Lord
answered that "His grace was
sufficient." Oh, how wonder-
ful it would be to not have the
pain of the loss of two sons,
but God will use this 'thorn' of

For details and registration,
please call 786-735-7002.

Our Father's House of
Prayer Ministry Church,
Stephanie E. Russell, pastor,
invites you to their 5th Pastoral
Anniversary, October 29 at 4
p.m. For more information,
please call 305-624-2888.

Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church, Rudolph
Daniels, pastor, invites you to
celebrate thier 111th Church
Anniversary for the entire
month of Ocotober! For more
information, please call 305-

International Prophet
Henry Walker is holding a
Prophetic, Healing and
Deliverance Revival Service on
Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at
the Richmond Heights
Woman's Club.

Central Missionary Baptist
Church invites you to a
Prescription In A Bag
Workshop. The workshop' will
take place on Saturday,
October 21 at 11 a.m.

Apostle Hagler's to minister to
others. In 2 Corinthians-1:4,
Paul tells us that we endure
trials to be a comfort to oth-
ers. Apostle Hagler told me
that she travels throughout
the country to share her story
so that she can comfort those
who have endured the same
pain and loss.
I am also reminded of one of
my favorite scriptures -
Revelation 12:11 that tells
us that the enemy is defeated
by the blood of the Lamb -
that was Jesus' responsibility,
and the word of our testimony,
which is our responsibility. I
know that the devil tries very
hard to stop my testimony
because I love to tell others
about what the Lord has done

AMWANB members, along
with Bishop Eugene Joyner Sr.
would like to thank all old
members from Independent
Pentecostal Church for coming
to the Family and Friends

Bishop Eugene Joyner, Sr.,
would like to invite all church-
es and the community to
attend the Annual Building
Fundraiser on October 27 at
7:30 p.m.

Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Church invites you to a
musical program on Saturday,
October 28 at 6 p.m., at Jordan
Grove Baptist Church.

Pastor Avery Jones and the
Spirit Of Life Choir invites the
community to their 25th
Singing Anniversary Reunion
Concert on October 21, at 7
p.m. The celebration will take
place at New Birth Cathedral of
Faith. Admission is free.

Mt. Tabor Baptist Church
invites you to their Annual
Celebration of Recovery. The
Substance Abuse Ministry will
take place on Friday, November

for me. I love to encourage
people to stay on task and to
finish the course, and to
remind them that our God is a
loving, merciful God. The
attacks of the enemy are no
match for the promises of
When we are able to speak
to others as Apostle Hagler
does in retreats, conferences,
prayer meetings, and visits to
prisons, then we are able to
show other people who have
been broken and beaten down
by the same trials that we
have endured that we can be
victorious. We can show them
that we do not have to be bit-
ter and angry, but better and
joyful. This upsets the enemy
because he has told these

17 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church
starting at 7 p.m.

The Community Missionary
Baptist Church invites the
public to their annual Friends
and Family Day on Sunday,
October 29 at 10:30 a.m.

The New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church
invites you to witness Reverend
Randy Hicks' installation serv-
ice on Sunday, October 29 at
4:00 p.m.

The Lighthouse of God in
Christ invites you to hear a
powerful word of God preached
by Elder Reginald Wilkerson on
Friday, October 27 at 7:30

God Word God Way Cogic,
invites you to partake in their
annointed Bible Study teach-
ing on Wednesday, October 25
at 7:45 p.m. and Sunday's
worship at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Apostolic Miracle Temple
of New Jerusalem invites you
to their Pastoral Anniversary.
The Ceremony starts on
Thursday, October 26 up until

same people that they will
never find comfort or peace,
and no one else knows how
they feel. How liberating it is
when others can testify about
the goodness of the Lord, and
bring the same comfort that
they themselves have been
comforted through Christ
On Saturday, November 4 at
9 a.m., Apostle Hagler is sched-
tiled to hold a Prayer Summit at
The Church of God of Prophecy
at 16801 NW 19th Avenue in
Miami. For those of you who
have lost loved ones to violence,
and those who have not, but
want to know how to minister
to those who have, go and hear
what this woman of God has to
impart to you.

Sunday October
Apostolic Miracle
New Jerusalem.

29 at the
Temple of

There will be a Pre-
Appreciation Worship
Service to honor Reverend
Wilfred A. Miller, Jr., on Friday,
October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, October 29 at 3:30
p.m. at the -Mt. Vernon
Missionary Baptist Church.

The Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church of Coconut
Grove invites you to their
Church Memorial Service on
Sunday, November 19 at 4
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The Damascus Road Baptist
Church invites the community,
to their Friends and Family
Day on Sunday, October 29 at
11 a.m.

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-1
5770, email to miamiteditor-
ial@bellsouth or mail to 900)
NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

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The Miami-Dade
Department of Business
Development will hold a
reception at 6 p.m. November 8
at the Continental National
Bank of Miami to kick off its
new program that gurantees
loans Community Small
Business Enterprise (CSBE)
and Samll Business Enterprise
(SBE). For assistance, please
call 305-375-3121.

On Friday, October 27,
Florida's Secretary of Health,
Dr. M. Rony Francis will be one
of the keynote speakers at the
Minority Development and
Empowerment's Inc. 10th
Anniversary Luncheon.
******** *
On October 29, Mt. Hermon
AME Church, will hold it's first
Health and Wellness Fair on
Sunday, October 29 from 8:45
to 10:45 a.m. There will be free
screenings for blood pressure,
cholesterol, diabetes, oral
health and more.

There is an opportunity for
children grades K-12 at Grade
Academy International. The
private academy offers various
after-school activities such as
fashion design, dance, drama,
book club and much more. For
more information, call 305-

The Christian Hill Jr. Golf
and Learning Center will host
their 8th Annual Charity
Tournament on November 10,
at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds from the
tournament will benefit
upcoming programs and proj-
ects for junior golfers of all

The Miami Dade
Community Action Agency
(CAA) will help income eligible
residents in Miami-Dade
County with paying gas and
electric bills for as long as
funds are available. For more
information, here are a few of
CAA's distribution sites: Opa-
Locka 305-623-6500, Liberty
City 305-756-2830, Coconut
Grove 305-446-3311 and
Florida City 305-247-2068

Neighborhood Housing
Services will have its annual
meeting luncheon, November 2
from 12-2 p.m. at the Radisson
Hotel. The year's accomplish-
ments and future plans will be
highlighted. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-751-5511
or visit

Benefit Programs for City
of Miami Residents, if you
meet the income requirements
for the Federal Earned Income

Tax Credit, you may be eligible
to apply. Programs include Tax
Prepartion Services, The
Benefit Bank, The Matching
Saving Fund, Micro-Lending,
Florida KidCare, City of Miami
Health Care Providers, Florida
Housing Fice Corporation, City
of Miami Community
Development Housing Division
and One Stop Centers.

Join us every Wednesday for
our homebuyer classes from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Call to register
- 305-690-4391.

Become a Mentor! Be a Big
Brother/Big Sister. Volunteer
one hour a week or two out-
ings per month. For more
information, please call 305-

Humana is offering free edu-
cational seminars to help con-
sumers learn about Medicare
health benefits, prescription
drug coverage options and
important dates to remember
for 2007. Attendees can also
learn about name brand and
generic drug choices to lower
out-of-pocket costs and evalu-
ate plan options. This event is
free and open to the public,
however reservations are
required. Seminars run
approximately 90 minutes. For
more information, date, time
or location, please call 1-800-
216-8111 or TDD at 1-877-

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

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

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

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

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

Terra Lingua (non-profit
organization) is seeking volun-
teers to host English speaking
Foreign Exchange Students
from various countries ages

15-18. For more information,
call 877-520-2522.

Bank of America and Life
and Learning Centers will be
holding Homebuyer Education
classes on Wednesdays from
6:30-8:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-690-4391.

Gospel AM 1490 WMBM is
looking for the fiercest, most
floetic Spoken Word Artists.
Romantic, social, heritage as
long as it is of or respectful to
Christian doctrine. Person
submitting must be the author
and hold the legal copyright to

the material. No more than
two minutes. Files can be sent
MP3 to
or CDs may be mailed to:
WMBM Spoken Word, c/o E.
Claudette Freeman, 13242 NW
7 Avenue, North Miami, Fl
Please turn to CALENDAR 20B

305.769.1100 Dade 954.522.1102 Broward 800.721.WMBM Toll Free
For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490


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Members of AKA promote economic

empowerment in the Black community

New regional



goals for new year in South Florida

Preparing for a new season of
programs and service projects,

prised of the states of Florida,
Georgia and South Carolina.
The new agenda for the soror-

Augusta, Ga. "We must dedi-
cate ourselves with a cheerful
heart through exemplary pro-
grams in our communities."
The retreat drew more than
350 members from Broward,
Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and
St. Lucie, Indian River and

become financially successful."
The conference was spon-
sored by Zeta Rho Omega
Chapter of Fort Lauderdale,
and brought together college
students and alumnae mem-
bers. Conference co-chairs were
Robyn Jones and Raye White.

Alpha Kappa Alpha members show one of the awards given during the annual Cluster I conference on Saturday at the Broward County Convention
Center. The members, from left, are Robyn Jones, conference chair and member of Zeta Rho Omega chapter in Fort Lauderdale; Monica McCoy, presi-
dent of Zeta Tau Omega chapter in West Palm Beach; Ella Springs Jones, South Atlantic Regional Director; and Kathryn Wilson, Cluster I coordinator
and member of Eta Eta Omega chapter in Fort Pierce.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
members from throughout
South Florida received march-
ing orders to pursue activities
that will lead to economic
empowerment of the Black
The members attended an
annual area retreat on October
13 and 14 at the Broward
County Convention Center In
Fort Lauderdale. Leading the
discussion was Ella Springs
Jones, the director of AKA's
South Atlantic Region.
The South Atlantic Region is
the sorority's largest. It is com-

ity falls under the theme ESP:
Economics, Sisterhood,
Partnership. In workshops,
Jones shared that the program
focus will center on economics,
education, the Black Family,
technology and health. A spe-
cial emphasis will be placed on
mentoring young Black males
and helping women develop
business skills.
"This is a learning experience.
We're coming together for infor-
mation that will be taken back
to chapters and shared. We
want to strengthen our commu-
nities," said Jones, who lives in

Martin counties. The area coor-
dinator is Kathryn Wilson of
Vero Beach. Wilson, a member
of the Indian River County
School Board, is particularly
excited about the focus on
young Black men.
"That has never been stipu-
lated before. I'm real excited
about that," Wilson said. "I'm
also excited about the unusual
entrepreneurship thrust. We
can have a greater impact on
helping our young Black citi-
zens become economically
independent ... increasing their
awareness of what it takes to

Chapter President Barbara
Lumpkins said the information
was invaluable for all atten-
dees. She added that South
Floridians soon would see the
impact of the new programs.
"We're starting on the same
page," Lumpkins said. "We will
infuse the economics piece in
our initiatives."
Founded in 1908 on the cam-
pus of Howard University in
Washington, D.C., Alpha Kappa
Alpha is the oldest and largest
sorority of its kind with more
than 200,000 members.
Because of its stature and

Miami native is Mr. FAMU

Philip Justin Hamilton from
Miami will be named Mr.
Florida A&M University for the
2006-2007 school year. The
coronation will be held
Thursday, October 26, during
the school's homecoming cele-
bration in Tallahassee.
Mr. Hamilton is a product of
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools. He is a graduate of
The School for Advanced
Studies, where he was
enrolled in the Dual
Enrollment Program 'and
earned his Associate of Arts
degree from Miami Dade
He was also the 2001 presi-
dent of the Men of Tomorrow
- Ellegoc Social and Civic
Club, where he was awarded
the first place scholarship
Mr. Hamilton is currently
enrolled in the College of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Science at the university, a
fourth year pharmacy student,
pursuing the Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm D.) degree.
While attending FAMU, he is a
National Merit Achievement
Scholar, member of the Alpha
Xi Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, past student gov-
ernment official, FAMU Striker
and an escort, for the royal

Sixth pastoral

anniversary at

Bethel Apostolic

The members of Bethel
Apostolic Temple are proud to
announce the sixth pastoral
anniversary celebration for
their Pastor / Teacher Reverend
Carol "Nash-Lester.
The morning worship service
and celebration will be
Sunday, October 29 at 11 a.m.
and at 4 p.m. The special
anniversary service will take
place at the church located at
1855 N.W. 119th Street in
The community is invited to
come out and join the celebra-
tion as this tremendous
Woman of God is honored for
her years of dedicated service

Philip Justin Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton is a member of
the New Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church under the lead-
ership of Reverend D.L. Powell.
While residing in Tallahassee,
Philip is an active member of
Community of Faith under the
leadership of Reverend Calvin
McFadden, where he serves as
a mentor for the Men of
Philip is the son of Phil
Hamilton, Jr. and Catherine
Levarity Hamilton, who will be
attending the homecoming arid
coronation celebration alorig
with several other relatives
and family members.

Reverend Carol Nash-Lester

to the church and South
Florida at large.
For more information, con-
tact the church office at 305-
688-1612 or by email at admi-




1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard


Reverend Dr. Samuel Atchison
and First Lady

Honoring our Pastor for 44 years of dedicated servic-
es to the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, for the
Scripture tells us to give Honor to who honor is due and
.certainly honor is do to Reverend Atchison who would
say, "if the Lord had not been on his side, He would not
have made it this far."
Reverend Joe C. Johnson, Pastor of Ebenezer
Missionary Baptist Church of Hallandale, along with his
congregation, will climax the 44th Pastoral Anniversary
of Reverend Dr. Samuel and Maurene Atchison on
i ntnu v rOctober 90 it 4A r m

The Mt. Calvary family is looking forward to a grand
celebration in this joyous occasion. We invite our many
friends and the public to share with us on this special

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2125 NW 155th Street


SOctober 29

Come Witness our 5th Sunday Fellowship
Foods, Games, Worship

Pastor Eric Readon

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New Beginning on this Day we are giving back to the community.
Free food, rides for the kids and worship singing some
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2330 N.W. 93"'1 Street 305-836-1224 305-688-1612 4561 N.W. 33rd Court 9101 N.W. 29th Ave. 2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-836-0942 Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages LMO9@BellSouth.Net/ 305-635-7413
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7770 N,W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
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New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:
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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 103" Avenue
Order of Services:
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1723 N.W. 3' Avenue

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Noonday Alitar P.iyer..(M-F)
wFLeeding te inlniy every

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

Order of Services:
Stindays- (hur.h school ............... m l0;1.11,
Worship sei' c.............. 11:15 a.m.
TI -esdays Bible C lass ..............7 p.m..

Peaceful Zion Missionary\
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5" Sunday) ......8:00 am
Sundaii y School ..........9:45 amn
Morning Service ..... 11:00 am

COrder of Services:
1 ( 'i Snl .y) 7:3045 pim
nPrayer Meeting/ilible Study

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

Noon DityPra7ei 1Mn.- i

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
WorShip ..:............ I Ita.m.
W worship .... ............... 4 p.m .
Mission and Bible C(lass
Tuesday ............ 3 p.m.
Youth Meeting/Chuir relearsaln
Monday ........................ 6:3(0 p.m .

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
SOrder of Services:
Sunday Morning........... 8 a.m.
SSnday School .............10 a.m.
S unday Evenin ............. 6 p.m.
Motn. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.
Thu T .n Fellowship ..... 10 am.I
I St Seto. Son~g Practice A. p.m.

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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

1 (800) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

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
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 LI
Web page:
Alvi D't nIels~jr., i'is

Trinity Faith Tabernacle\
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street. Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
SSunday SchI ol......... 10:30 a.m.
Sun. Moinin g Servs. 12 p.m.
wI riil1hilg W, rship Sa rv ..6 p.m.

Ils as'm a 1I'mI k ,aa lassstIkrl

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

'rl SIi ry tS ivc 8Im

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

IT I Order of Services:

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

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

"St. John Baptist Church
Order of Services:
Iarly Mon ring Wl ship .. & 3rd Si n

TM etsin g i r . .(..ns.) 7 p.m.

/St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 378' Avenue
305-372-3877Fax: 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morninl Worship ...1 a. .
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m

Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78'h Street
Fax: 305-694-91057
I Order of Services:

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103'd St.
Order of Services:

yNew Shiloh M.B. Church
1:3a350 N :45 treet

ClIurch Schedule: Shool 9:3r a mi..
Il Mon y- riday p... .. 11 p .m.o Ip
PTusay Bible Clsmdy
S y .................... 7:30 p .

St. Luke Mitssionar y Baptistl.l
New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.955th Street
305835-8280696 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Missionarly MoBaptising Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. ChurSc School 9:3 ai.m.
Morning Worship .... II a.m.n
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
IT be fore the I st Sun..... i 7m.

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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....ll a.m.
Prayer Meeting ............ 7:30 p.m.

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of' Services:
Sunday Scl I ............. :30 a.m.
Moving Praise/Worship ..1IIna.m

join the

pays for itself and keeps
your church andyour pas-
tor before the community.

Call 305-694-6210
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Mi i Ti O t b 25-31 20 6

The Miami Times, October 25-31, 2006 19B

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


VERA JOHNSON, 92, homemak-
er, died October
17. Survivors
include: daugh-
ter, Ethelene
Evans; three

and Ronald
Joh nson
(Leola); sister,
Ethelene Dorsett; and a host of
grandchildren, great grandchildren
and other relatives. Services were

74, homemaker,
died October 20.
include: two
dau g h ters,
Janice C.
Whitson and
Livingston; two
sons, Michael
Lee Livingston and Gregory
Simpson; many grands, great
grands and great great grands; and
a host of other relatives. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. in the chapel.

LAL, 19, stu-
dent at Robert
Morgan Tech
School, died
October 21.

at Holy Rosary

LILLIE MAE PARMS, 78, class-
room teacher, a
died October
17. Remains
were shipped to
Buena Vista,
GA for final rites
and burial.

died October 22
at North Shore
Medical Center.
are incomplete.

DAVID SMART, 90, porter for
Greyhound Bus
Company, died
October 21 at
North Shore
Medical Center.

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. James
A.M.E. Church.

CHERYL DAVIS, 44, hair dresser,
died October 19 at Jackson

Saturday, 2:30
p.m. in the

IRMA TILLMAN, 47, homemaker,
died October 14 at home. Services
were held.
scaper, died October 17 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

THERESA ARNOLD, 40, teach-
ers' aide, died October 16 at
Aventura Hospital. Services were
billing supervi-
sor at Jackson
Health Systems,
died October 19
at Broward

Hospital. Public
viewing Friday,
October 27, 6-9
p.m. at New
Birth Cathedral
of Faith. Service Saturday, October
28, 11 a.m. at New Birth Cathedral
of Faith. Interment at Southern
Memorial Park.

died October 17. Services were

employed auto mechanic, died

October 21. Service Friday, 2 p.m. in
the chapel.
E.A. Stevens
2119 NW 5th Street, Pompano
Beach, died October 17 at Broward
General Medical Center. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Revival Faith
Center, Ft. Lauderdale.

ROSA JACKSON, 76, homemak-
er, died October
20. Survivors
include: four
and Louis Jackson; three sisters,
Caroly n
JacksThornton and Mary Robinson; two
Bar barar
Dunbar, Linda
(Jimmy) and
Williams (David); three sons, Willie
Fred Jackson, Jr., Steve Jackson
and Louis Jackson; three sisters,
Lizzie Williams (WilCOOK, 69, assistRuby
Thornton and Mary Robinson; two
brothers, Robert Kent and
Raymond Kent; 25 grandchildren,
28 great grands and one great
great grand. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. John Institutional Baptist

WILLIE COOK, 69, assistant

Company, died
October 23.
Surviv orss
include: wife,
Pauline Cook;
son, Kenneth
Cook; three
dau g h terms,
Patricia Ritchie,
Gail Cook and Paulette Rogers;
and a host of grandchildren, nieces
and nephews. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church.

Range Homestead
retired school
bus driver of

Heights, died
October 19 at
Baptist Hosital.
Repose Friday,
5-8 p.m. at
Co venant
Missionar y
Baptist Church
(Florida City). Final homegoing
Saturday, 10 a.m.


'85, horse
groomer, died
October 23 in
Ocala. Service
Saturday in the
chapel. Time to
be announced.

61, domestic
worker at a
hotel, died
October 19 at
Carriage House
Nursing Home.

Saturday in the
chapel. Time to be announced.

died October 16
at Jackson
H sos p ita I .
are incomplete.

FRED JOHNSON, 61, construc-
tion laborer, died October 20 at
North Shore Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. .in the

homemaker, died October 18 at
home. Arrangements are incom-

CANARY DIXON, 89, died
October 18 at Gramercy Park
Nursing Home. Services were held.

JOSEPH GREEN, 77, Perrine,
died October 18 at South Pointe
Plaza. Services were held.

Perrine, died October 18 at South
Miami Hospital. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at Solid Rock Baptist

Naranja, died October 18 at
Homestead Hospital. Service
Wednesday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

Alachua, died October 20 at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at Mt.
Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.

Alfonso M. Richardson
LOUIS PHILMORE, 61, school
custodian, died October 14.
Services were held.

SON, 51, homemaker, died October
15. Services were held.


secretary, died
October 17 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Surviv orss
include: siblings,
Tyronne Gilbert,
Jones, Callie
King-Smith and
Elmer Gilbert.
Service Saturday, October 28, 12
p.m. at Freewill Baptist Church.

JOHN SCOTT, JR., 56, transit
information clerk,
died October 20
at Memorial
West Medical

include: siblings,
Beverly Hinson
and Marsha
Batton (Jessie);
aunt, Harriett
Parrott; two nephews and two nieces.
Service Saturday, October 28, 3 p.m.
at Wright Funeral Home Chapel.

student, died October 14 at
Memorial West Medical Center.
Survivors include: children,
Adaneika Silvera and Amaya
Silvera; mother, Angella McIntyre;
siblings, Tanecia Silvera, Kimberly
Silvera, Andrea Johnson, Marion
Silvera, Rushanne Reid-Thomas,
Rockeim Silvera, Ricardo Silvera,
Rohan Silvera and Ramone Silvera.
Service Saturday October 28, 12
p.m. Place will be announced.
A Hall*Fergus
HELEN H. REED, 81, homemak-
er, died October
20 at Coral
Gables Medical
Center .
Surviv ors
include: chil-
dren, Emily
(Sister) F.
Joseph (Bubba)
L. Reed Jr.,
Janice (Tina) D.P. Bowman, Emory
(Allen) A. Reed, Michael (Nukie) E.
Reed, Richard (Dutie Man) A. Reed,
receded in death, Audrey L.
Dowling; 15 grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews. Service Saturday, 2
p.m. in the chapel.

60, retired enter-
tainer, died
October 17 at
home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m at First
Baptist of
Bunche Park.

MARIE ATKINS, 85, environmen-
tal service work-
er, died October
22 at Parkway

Medical Center.
include: daugh-
ters, Gwendolyn
M. Campbell
and Vennda Ray
Johnson; grand-
children, Nathaniel Jones, Sean
Campbell, Sr., Colby Fann and
Christopher Johnson. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church.

service, died
October 18 at
North Shore
Medical Center.

Saturday, 11P
a.m. in the

October 21.
Service Saturday,
1 p.m. at Holy

Baptist Church.

LUCY WILLIAMS, 72, died October
21. Arrangements are incomplete.

October 20. Arrangements are incom-

October 19. Remains will be shipped
to St. John, Antigua for final rites and

October 15. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

BEVERLY McGILL, 48, died
October 17. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

33, reception-
ist, died
October 20 at
Westside .'
Medical Center.
Surviv orss
include: chil-
dren, Ceasar
Byrd, Isaiah
Byrd and Ja-
Korre Jackson; parents, Dollar
Walls and Marion Quinn-Taylor;
siblings, Dollar Walls II, Latisha
Sims; grandparents, Effie Sims,
Maevina Greene and Robert Sims,
Sr. Service Saturday, October 28,
3 p.m. at Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church.

INEZ PAYNE 81, homemaker,
died October 23
at Memorial N
Medical Center.
Surviv Porsk.or
include: chil-
dren, Sylvia

Johnston ,
Sandra Diaz,
Earnest Payne, Jr. and Angela
Payne. Service Friday, October 27,
1 p.m. at New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church.

died October 23 at North Shore
Medical Center. Service Saturday,
October 28, 12 p.m. at Dade
Memorial Park.

on*Hewitt '
laborer, died
October 21 at
home. Survivors
include: sons,
Joseph Lee, Jr.,
Kelly, Edwin, 8
Howell and
Antwon; daugh-
ter, Tracy; 10
and one great grand child. Service
Saturday, 4 p.m. in the chapel.

59, home health
nurse, died
October 20 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday at St.
Luke Missionary
Baptist Church.
Time to be

WILLIE LINDER, JR., 43, resi-
dential service
counselor, died
October 22 at
h o m e.
are incomplete.

DORIS GRAHAM, 63, child care
worker, died
October 21 at
include: chil-
dren, Lavonna
( Anth'ony )
(Angie), Merrick
(Erica) Graham, Rick, Alicia
Graham-Proff (Michelle, Sgt. Jerry
(Joann) Price II, Ft. Hood, TX;
grandchildren, Voucile Graham,
Merrick Graham Ill, Jahmel Proff,
Demetrius Roberts, DeVarious
Holloway, AI'Laiya Proff, Briana
Graham and Junia' Holloway; sister,
Arlene Roosevelt. Service Saturday
at St. Paul AME Church.

clerk for Miami-

died October 17.
Saturday, 1 p.m.

Ocotober 22. Arrangements are

LINCOLN McKOY, 80, died
October 19. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Trinity Cathedral.


08/27/43 10/31/04

With love, from Joseph and the
Fernandez family.

Death Notice

MARY NORMAN, 57, clerk,
at the V.A Medical Center died
October 22 at her residence.
Survivors include: sons,
Deryck and Ronald; sisters,
Lettie Ford, Annie Archie,
Beverly Michael and Claudia
Norman; brothers, James,
Roney and Walter Norman.
Memorial service will be held
Friday, October 27, 6 p.m. at St.
Mark Missionary Baptist
Church 1470 NW 87th Street.
Arrangement entrusted to
Wright Funeral Home, Inc.

Public Notice

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

Gregg L.
JAMES L. MINNIS, 69, mechanic
for Metro Dade
Transit, died
October 17.
include: daugh-
ter, Patricia E.
Demeritt; three
sons, Anthony
Leroy Demeritt,
Irvin Wesley
Minnis and
Samuel Leroy Minnis. Services
were held.

24, electrician
for alarm com-
pany, died
October 21.
Surviv orss
include: father,
Castellanos, Sr.;
mother, Kathy
Marshall; step
father, Steve
Marshall; sons, Dedric Castellanos
and Thomas Castellanos, Ill; broth-
ers, Stephen Marshall and
Sebastian Vaquez; four sisters,
Maggie Castellanos, Natasha and
Tila Griffin and Deriel Marshall; and
a host of other family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at New
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church.
Interment at Dade Memorial.
In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


10/27/1944 03/10/2006

Happy Birthday, beautiful sis-
ter! Kind giving and so full of life,
my heart still aches; many tears
still flow; so many memories of
you. I miss you so much. My life
will always be influenced
because of you. I thank God for
the time He gave us together.
Love you.
Your loving sister, Rutha Mae
Perryman, 305-638-7179.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to give our apprecia-
tion for all of the calls, cards,
flowers and gifts of kindness.
Special thanks to Poitier
Funeral Home and staff,
Reverend Dr. Joreatha M.
Capers, Ebenezer United
Methodist Church, Miami-Dade
Transit Agency and Mr.
Vernon Clark.
He will be missed, but never
May God bless all of you.
The Latimer family, Dorothy,
Kinya and Kenneth, II.

Deadline for

obituaries are
Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.



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50, died
October 19.
S u r v i v ors
include: son,
Carl Oliver Ill;
father, Carl
Oliver, Sr., step-
mother, Bettye
Oliver; brother,
Stedman Oliver;
six sisters,
Varona Stuart, Mero June Oliver,
Veldreana Parker, Delbreanna
Robin, Del-Rio-Oliver and Gina
Oliver; grandchildren, Carnette,
Carnitra, and Carnya Oliver; and a
host of other family members and
friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-9
p.m. Service Thursday, 11 a.m. at
New Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment at Dade

JESSIE T. WALKER, 61, died
October 18 at Kindred Hospital.
Survivors include: husband, James
L. Walker; son, George Denson;
three daughters, Cheryl Gregg,
Diana Denson and Dawn Denson;
brother, Henry Samuels; sisters,.
Evelyn Green and Melody Bines;
and a host of other family members
and friends. Visitation Friday, 2-9
p.m. Service Saturday 11 a.m. in the
chapel. Interment at Dade Memorial.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

20B The Miami Times, Oct ,

Are we there yet?
Life brings with it so many with them, I excitedly agreed
twists and turns; many of and shortly thereafter the title
which at times appear to be of the movie appeared on the
chaotic and never ending. But I television screen; it was Shrek!
am convinced that when there This movie was about Shrek
seems to be no end, we are and Fiona who had recently
almost there. When there wedded and so they decided to
seems to be no order, every pay a post-honeymoon visit to
piece has been properly laid her parents in a distant king-
out. dom named Far Far Away!
It was a Saturday afternoon Shrek's new in-laws were
and my daughters asked if I expecting to meet a handsome
would sit and watch a movie prince, so they were surprised

Pre-installation services at New Providence

when Fiona introduced them
to a giant green ogre and his
wise-cracking donkey pal,
whose famous line in the movie
as they journeyed to Far Far
Away was "are we there yet?"
Perhaps life has gotten you to
a point like the donkey in the
movie, you've been feeling
alone, discouraged or just won-
dering will my big break ever
come, you may at times ques-
tion, as the donkey did in this
movie, am I there yet? What do
you do when you're discour-
aged, disappointed, deceived,
confused or just simply in
Someone once said that our
life moves in the direction of
our greatest focus; Wow! This
may be the reason why things

We the members of Greater
Peace Missionary Church invite
you to the pastoral installation
service for Reverend Randy Hicks
Sunday, October 29 at New
Providence Missionary Baptist
Church, 760 NW 53rd Street at 4
Pre-installation services will
begin on Wednesday, October 25
with Reverend D. White;
Thursday, October 26 with
Reverend Gregory Thompson;
and Friday, October 27 with
Reverend Gaston Smith. All serv-
ices begin at 7:30 p.m. at Greater
Peace Missionary Baptist

For more

Reverend Randy and Sister Hicks

information, call 786-

James W. Ingram retires after 32 years BTW High School

James W. Ingram, a Miami
native, retires after 32 years as
a Metro Dade Bus Driver from
July 1974-September 2006. His
exciting and interesting experi-
ence ends with a high spirit, as
he finds time to relax, travel and
take one day at a time.
He plans to enjoy his grand-
son, Torrie Cox; granddaughter,
Amaria Thompson; children,
James Capone Ingram,
Precious Ingram and Terra
Ingram; his mother, Naomi
Roberts; his family, Dorothy
Timmons, Patricia Warren,
Linda Baker, Mildred Roberts,
Richard Ingram and Fredericka
James is grateful to God for

his support through the years.
He encourages the young and
old alike to know that God loves
you and so does he.

Join the ( t 1li te9 O
pays for Itself and keeps your church a
ndyour pastor before the community.
Call 305-694-6210


alumni association

On Saturday, November 4,
BTW High School alumni
Athlete Club is sponsoring its
2nd annual Hall of Fame ban-
The banquet will be held at
the Embassy Suites Hotel,
3974 N.W. South River Drive.
The candidates nominated
for induction into BTW High
School Hall of Fame are:
Clinton Brown, James
Multimore, Archie McKay,
Alvin Spencer Walker, Aldin R.
"Big Train" Hanna, Nathaniel
Ray, General "Hose" White,
Timothy Savage, Richard
Rudolph Brown, Henry
Jefferson, Lawrence Moss,
Rudolph Rolle, James, Green,
James Hunt, Henry Mackey,
Edward S. Young and Herman
"Bear" Johnson.
For more information, call
Mrs. Kathryn Hepburn at 305-

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

The University of Miami's
Adolescent Medicine P2P
(Promote to Prevent) program
offers free confidential
HIV/STD testing for ages 13 -
24 on Wednesday, from 12:30 -
4:30 p.m. P2P located on first
floor in the Mailman Center.
For an appointment, please
call 305-243-2174.

The Miramar Social
Services Department will hold
a city wide food drive for needy
families in the community,
October 2-31. Drop off loca-
tions will be police department,
town center, civic center,
Sunset Lakes Community
Center and Venetian Street
Senior Center. For more infor-
mation, please call 954-989-

Class Meetings

The Miami Carol City/North
Dade High School class of
1967 is finalizing plans for their
40th class reunion being held in
2007. The scheduled meeting is
for October 28 at 7 p.m., at St.
Peters A.O.C. in Miami. For
more information call 305-607-

Booker T. Washington High
School Alumni Athlete Club is
sponsoring it's second annual
Hall of Fame Banquet on
November 4. For more informa-
tion, call 305-691-8996.

The Miami Northwestern
Class of 1971 invites the fami-
lies of any deceased class mem-
bers to attend our Memorial
Service on October 26 at St.
James AME Church 1854 NW
65th St.

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

In honor of Hispanic Heritage

Month, Florida Memorial
University is pleased to present
its Hispanic Heritage Celebration
called "Abriendo Puertas /
Opening Doors," on Tuesday,
October 31 at 1 p.m. in the Lou
Rawls Center for the Performing
Arts on campus (15800 NW
42nd Avenue. The Honorable
Julio Robaina, Mayor of the City
of Hialeah, will serve as the spe-
cial guest speaker during the fes-
tivities. Following the program, a
reception, offering Latin-inspired
refreshments and beverages, will
begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Albert
E. and Sadie B. Smith
Conference Center for all guests
in attendance. This event is free
and open to the public. For more
information, please contact the
Office of Governmental and
Public Affairs at 305- 626-3624.

The Booker T. Washington
High School Alumni Athlete
Club is sponsoring its second
annual Hall of Fame Banquet on
November 4. For more informa-
tion, please call Kathryn
Hepburn at 305-691-8996.

All Northwestern Bulls!
Calling all former Band Members
(especially drummers),
Majorettes, Cheer Leaders, Drill
Team Members, Color Guards
and Flagettes. Come one, come
all Thursday, November 2, Old
Timers Pep Rally, Friday,

have appeared impossible or
the journey may have seemed
endless, what thoughts have
gotten most of your attention?
Let's talk for a moment. The
Bible gives us an account of a
man in 1 Kings 19 who felt
alone, rejected, discouraged
and suicidal. He felt as though
God was not there, he felt
alone! The Bible tells us how
this man Elijah had just chal-
lenged and defeated 450 false
prophets, then he declared to
the king that rain was about to
come after there had been no
rain for almost three years.
News of the killing of the 450
false prophets got to this king's
wife who in return made a vow
that she was going to kill
Elijah, the prophet of God! The

Bible said in 1 Kings 19 verse
2-4 that Jezebel sent a mes-
senger unto Elijah saying, so
let the gods do to me, and more
also, if I make not thy life as
the life of one of the prophets
you killed by tomorrow this
same time. When Elijah heard
this he ran for his life and hid
himself in the wilderness. The
Bible says, he found a tree
which had a huge shade and
he asked the Lord, please take
my life, I have had enough and
you are not here yet, let me die!
God then allowed the
prophet to sleep; He awakened
him, fed him, questioned him
and then informed him that
there were seven thousand
others who were on Elijah's


team! God encouraged him and
caused him to shift his focus.
Where is your focus today? Is it
on the problem or on the prob-
lem solver?
God, are you here yet? God is
called the beginning and the
end, so He knows what you've
been through, He knows what
you're presently experiencing
and you can rest assured that
He has already fixed where
you're going! One songwriter
wrote, "His eye is on the spar-
row and I know He watches
"God's always present even
when unseen; He is our very
present help in the time of
Email comments: leodou-


Death Notice

CASH McCLAIN, 79, died
October 23 V.A. Hospital.
He leaves to mourn: brother,
Timothy Washington; sisters,
Rachel McClain Crenshaw and
Ethel Washington; sons, Osbie
(Brenda), Cedric, Jarvis and
Russell (Rena) McClain and
Dane Floyd; daughters, Barbara
Williams, Susan and Martha
(Grady) McClain and Dr. Ayesha
(Centry) MeClain Corker; 15
grandchildren; 27 great grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews, great nieces, great
nephews and cousins.
Service Friday, 10:30 a.m. at
Masjid Al-Ansar, 5345 NW 7th

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of, ,

Death Notice

SON, 45, died October 21.
Service Saturday, October 28,
12 p.m. at Wright Funeral

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice

HOLLAND, 75, 2444 NW 87th
Terrace, died October 22.
She leaves to mourn: her chil-
dren, Jacqueline, Alfred, Melvin
and Reginald.
Viewing Friday, October 27, 6-
8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral
Home. Service Saturday,
October 28, 10 a.m. at New
Hope Missionary Baptist
Church, 1881 NW 103rd Street.

Death Notice



Loving memories of you will al-
ways be with us.
Betty, Barbara, Mary, Peggy,
Pat and Donetha.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


10/27/1941 08/24/2005

The Browning and Hall families.

November 3 Soul Bowl and the
50th Year Celebration Gala Ball,
Saturday, November 4. For more
information, please call 305-625-
5590 or 305-244-2528.

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

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 Night in
White party on October 27 and
the Willie Everett Memorial
Scholarship Ball on October 28.
For more information, please call

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

09/19/38 10/26/05

We miss you, we love you, but
God loves you best.
Your daughter, Regina and
grand kids.

Public Notice

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

TAYLOR "NUDA," 40, secre-
tary, died October 17 at North
Shore Medical Center.
Services will be held Saturday,
October 28, 12 p.m. at Freewill
Baptist Church.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


08/27/1962 -

Memories how they linger, how
they flood our minds.
No day passes that we are not
reminded of your smile, a smile
we no longer see.
No day passes that we are not
reminded of your voice, a voice
we no longer hear.
We are however grateful for the
essence of you that lingers near
and will forever be apart of us.
Your parents, Reverend and
Sister Herschel Johnson; son,
Jerrod Johnson; sisters, Leona
Stirrup and family and Jennifer
Hayes and family; brothers,
Reginald Johnson and family
and Kenneth Johnson of
Atlanta, GA; and a special
friend, Brenda Rolle and family
of Atlanta, GA.


2531 2006


Most of today's female rappers

have gone in the other direction

By Nekesa Mumbi Moodi
Associated Press
In the testosterone-fueled rap world, women have always had
a role on stage usually as the side-chick, the video vixen or
the oversexed diva boasting of myriad ways to pleasure a man.
MC Lyte was one of the exceptions. A deft lyricist who rapped
with a man's bluster and braggadocio, she gained a footing in
the rap game in the late '80s and early '90s. Using skillful,
clever rhymes that relied on wit rather than sexuality, she deliv-
ered hits like Cha Cha Cha, Lyte as a Rock, Poor Georgie and I
Cram to Understand U. ._ ........ .
This month, MC Lyte will be honored as a pioneer during
VH1's annual Hip Hop Honors special the lone woman in a
sea of men that include the Beastie Boys, Afrika Bambaataa,
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Festival celebrates

gays in hip-hop,

addresses issues

"It's a way to really let general folks, hip-
hop folks, mainstream gay people and
these venues know that there's an actual
market for this."
By Marcus Franklin
NEW YORK (AP) On the second floor of
a Manhattan community health center
Thursday, poet A.B. Lugo rccitcd a piece
called Hip-hop is Dead.
In it, Lugo attributes the death of hip-hop
culture to "the advent of bling-bling and
bad R&B singing." In its.afterlife, Lugo con-
tinues, hip-hop has become "corny and Top
But Lugo's poem cites another culprit for
what he views as the culture's demise: fans'
acceptance of derogatory terms for male
homosexuals. Fans, Lugo lamented,
"accepted it instead of rejecting. Now every-
one seems to be expecting it."
Lugo, tall with dark hair who is openly
gay, performed at the kickoff of the third
annual Peace Out East, a four-day event
that brings together non-mainstream hip-
hop artists, activists, and fans many of
them lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
They celebrate "Homo Hop," MCs, DJs,
spoken-word artists, filmmakers, visual
artists and dancers whose work is heavily
influenced by hip hop.
There has yet to be an openly gay break-
through hip-hop artist even though some,
like Brooklyn's Caushun a few years ago,
have tied. No high-profile artists are sched-
uled to appear at Peace Out East.
The festival, variations of which are held
throughout the year in Atlanta, Minneapolis,
Portland, Oregon and London, runs through
Sunday in Brooklyn and Manhal tan.
"It provides a space where this community
of hip-hop heads has venues and perform-
ance spaces," said Shante Smalls Paradigm,
the festival's co-creator and organizer.
"Many of the spaces and venues that we're
in (this'weekend) are spaces that the artists
couldn't necessarily book themselves."
"It's a way to really let general folks, hip-
hop folks, mainstream gay people and these
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Bellamy seeks the hottest rising comic

Silver Spring, MD ( Actor and
comedian Bill Bellamy brings his own unique brand
of humor to TV One beginning Saturday, October 28
from 10-11p.m. ET as host of its new, original come-
dy competition series, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got
Jokes? This fall, TV One and Bill Bellamy hit the
road in search of the hottest rising comics in the
USA, who are competing to be crowned "Jokes"
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"Pope of Comedy" Tommy Ford deducts points from
contestants who can't keel) a 'clean' routine and come-
di(n Rodney Perry serves as Man on the Street.

Slick Rick still

fighting deportation

By Larry McShane
Rapper Ricky "Slick
Rick" Walters is a
married man, a
father of two and
a taxpayer.
Across the last
decade, he's
earned another dis-
tinctibn: the focus
of a long-running
legal fight with
federal offi-
cials who B '
want him
for a
ted 16

As a child Slick Rick was blinded by a piece of
broken glass and has had to wear an eye patch
ever since.
Walters, the eye-patch wearing star behind
the '80s rap classic La-Di-Da-Di, thought he
was headed for victory in his immigration
case after a federal judge's 2003 ruling
sprung him from a Florida detention facility
after 17 months.
But Homeland Security officials, In a move
that Walters' supporters said was overzeal-
ous, pressed forward with the case and a
September federal appeals court ruling In the
government's favor led the rapper to wonder
how long his past will affect his future.
"The situation we're talking about hap-
pened in 1990," Walters said Wednesday.
"This is 2006. I don't know if this is about
politics, or the law, or what. I'm just leaving
it in God's hands."
Walters' woes started when he shot his
cousin and a bystander, claiming the cousin
had extorted money and threatened his fami-
ly. Chart-topping Slick Rick became Inmate
No. 91A4968, doing time for
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Mam mes, c ,

The wedding of Cecil and
Shenetra Mack III was preced-
ed by the arrival of a
22-passenger hummer
and a blue and gray
limousine for the bride.
Further, the wedding
took place at Ebenezer
U M Church with
Reverend Dr. Joreatha
M. Capers, officianting,
and a parking lot filled
to its capacity with
fancy cars and well-
dressed supporters. EDM(
The bridal couple
chose beige and white for their
colors. The men wore white
tuxedos assessorized with
beige, the females wore beige
gowns and the young people
wore all white. The music was
provided by Heavyweight
The processional began with
the playing of John Legend's So
High. It was led by Vincetta
Hethington-Taylor, godmother
of the bride; followed by Mr. &
Mrs. Cecil L. Mack, Jr., par-
ents of the groom; Gloria
Lauriston and John
Rahmings, parents of the bride;
as well as the officiant, groom
and Corey Jones, bestman.
Also, bridesmaids and
groomsmen Sharmaine Duffie
and Louis Lamb, Willetta
Kendrick and Jamonda Leno,
Genevieve Rahmings and
Cedric Mack, Tracy Reid and
Antwan Reid, Angela
Trimmier and Timothy

Sylvain and Roberta Gilmore,
maid of honor.
Also, Diamond
Watts, junior bride;
Donta Davos, junior
groom; Donnishia
Miltojn, flower girl;
Cedric Rahmings, hon-
orary groomsman;
Justyn Mack, ring
bearer, Ken Mack,
broom bearer; Glenda
Carter, Elaina McCann
and Tamika Warren,
NSON hostesses.
With the playing of
After All is Said and Done, the
bride entered on the arm of her
father attired in a silver orna-
mented tiara, accented with a
beaded chocker, mini-earrings,
long gloves and an imported
gown embellished with crystals
on the bodice and at the hem of
the mini-train.
Upon arrival at the altar, the
bridal couple participated in a
traditional ceremony with
Rahmings reading and Lee
Evans singing I Wannabe
Loved, while the newlyweds
performed the lighting of the
unity candle. The climax was
the jumping of the broom cere-
mony, Kirk Franklin sang
Brighter Day for the recession-
Subsequently, the newlyweds
led the entourage to The
Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel for
the reception and celebration.
And, of course, it was "the

Congratulations go out to Dr.
Enid C. Pinkney as she cele-
brated her 75th birthday, last
Friday, at the Church of the
Open Door among her 'circle of
friends' with Ivan Johnson
providing the calypso music
and the Psi Phi Band adding
the frosting on the cake.
Arriving early included
Yvette Baker, goddaughter,
Prairie View, Texas; Boonie
Hariston, cousin, Baltimore,
Maryland; and honoree Dr.
Enid C. Pinkney.
Furthermore, everyone entered
into the banquet room likened
to that of any first-class hotel
frequented in Miami.
The tables were covered
with white linen, flowery cen-
terpieces, china, silver and
Barker supervising Horace
McGriff, Issac Ford, Dwight
Walker, and Frank Pinkney
with efficient serving. Even the
indefatigable Pinkney was at
the table receiving rsvp's and
directing the guests to their
table, while Ivan Johnson
filled the room with Caribbean
music and Maude Newbold
put the finishing touches
Kudos go out to Rosalyn
Jackson, mistress of ceremo-
ny, for a job well done. She
relaxed the guests with her
articulative phrases beginning
with the invocation and bless-
ing by Reverend Shedrick
Gilbert, godbrother, St. Agnes'
Episcopal Church, including
tributes to the honoree from
Eugenia B. Thomas, Becky R.
Matkov, Percy Oliver, '49
class president, Makhario V.
Dobbs, who gave an original
rap written for the honoree, Dr.
Edwin T. Demeritte, presi-
dent, Fruits of the Saints.
A sumptuous meal of pigeon
peas & rice, green beans,

baked chicken, cake and
punch were served, while the
entertainers performed. More
tributes followed from Penny
Lambeth, chair, Miami City
Cemetery; Christopher
Mortimer, cousin, who flew
from Nassau; Everett
Steward, president,
Brownsville Neighborhood
Civic Association; and
Reverend Dr. R. Joaquin
Willis, pastor, Church of the
Open Door, whose remarks
engendered a thunderous
The closure was punctuated
by the appearance of Kenneth
Williams, cousin, who ren-
dered a solo, If I Could Help
Somebody, which quieted the
room as his melodious voice
brought tears in everyone's
eyes. When he finished, he
was escorted off by his wife as
he concluded his song in his
seat to a standing ovation.
Also, the appearance of
Representative Dr. Frederica
S. Wilson; Commissioners
Audrey M. Edmondson and
Michelle S. Jones; Bernice
Carey, Sigma Gamma Rho;
and Drs. Whitty and Dick
Ward, S. Miami Junior High
who gave reflection of Dr.
Enid's 21 years at the school.
The honoree was then asked
to take over the microphone,
while Yvette brought out the
cake and the guests sang a
hearty "Happy Birthday" like
back in the days, while the
honoree observed the many
gifts presented from a big white
hat plaques, proclamations
and certificate down to a
cake baked by George Lane.
She left with a big smile after
dancing her calypso.
Some of the other guests
included Helen B. Williams and
Maya Walker (granddaughter of
the late Dr. Kenneth Walker),

Dorothy Graham, Martha
Anderson, Gale Brown, Dr.
Dorothy Fields, Darryl
Reaves, Thelma Gibson, Dave
Nuby, Dr. Herman Dorsett,
Delores "Bobe" Robinson,
Wilbur and Martha McKenzie,
Benny White, Lorraine
Strachan, Charise Faulkner
(Columbia, Maryland), Leome
Culmer, Angela
Culmer, Gwendolyu
Weters, Patrice Peters,
Gary Allen and Fr.
Canon Richard M.
****** *
A special salute goes
out to Carmen
Caldwell, executive
director, Citizens' Crime
Watch of Miami-Dade PINi
County, Inc. and staff
for providing the 31st Annual
Board of Directors Meeting last
Wednesday, at the Fire Fighters
Memorial Building, for board
members and policemen from
Miami-Dade and the City of
More than 100 attended the
meeting and they enjoyed a con-
tinental breakfast sponsored by
'Chief David Ward, Miccosukee
Resort, as well as plaques pre-
sented to Major James
DiBernardo and others.
Caldwell took control of the
microphone and proceeded to
call attention to voting in board
members for 2006-2007. Some
of them include Annie Ross,
District 2, Richard Strachan,
Chief Gerald Darling and Chief
Robert Parker.
Other guests in attendance
were Officers Tonya Graham,
Shannon Walton, a former
COPE student, Margie Hierfer,
Janet Miller, Antoria Brooklin,
Marjorie Speieher, Terri G.
Valdez, Silvia Sierra, Irving
Heller, Sam Harte and E.


After 34 fruitful years, The
Progressive Officers Club is still
going strong with a short interim
period for rebuilding and their
own club house since the early
90's located on 27th Avenue and
148th Street.
Keeping the 500-
member organization
afloat were past presi-
dents like James Dixon,
J.D. Patterson,
Matthew Boyd, Cathy
Garland, presently
Johnnie Harrison.
These dignitaries also
served as Area Chiefs of
Police and served the
communities with an
KNEY annual scholarship ban-
quet by giving out over
$32,000 to 32 recipients during
May; giving out Thanksgiving
baskets; toys for the needy; and a
Christmas party for the member-
ship and their children.
Other dignitaries include
Danladi Suleman, Ist vice;
Jerlyn Osbourne, 2nd vice;
Sheryl Ford, 3rd vice and a grad-
uate of Miami Central who is
striving for upward mobility;
Vyvyan Rodgers, secretary;
Valerie Hall, financial secretary;
Weathersonspoon, treasurer;
Francina Parks, a guest who
rode in to represent her Dirty
South Riders; Gwen Alien,
Shereri Cockett and Oliver
Now, according to Ford, the
group is planning their 14th
Annual Scholarship Awards. So,
read The Miami Times for the
announcements for graduates to
apply. Meanwhile, the POC will
continue to visit members
churches on selected Sundays
and keep the camaraderie

Skyway Elementary School
was named the Do The Right
Thing Elementary School of the
year. Skyway principal is Linda
Harrison, student of the year
Janelle Smalls, Do The Right
Thing teachers are Errolyn
Deverow and Barbara Duncan.
Did you know that
Mississippians are the most
obese people in the nation and
are more likely to develop health
problems such as diabetes and
hypertension? This according to
a new study from Trust for
America's Health, an advocacy
group that promotes increased
funding for public health pro-
grams. The following states have
the highest percentage of over-

weight people: Mississippi,
Alabama, West Virginia,
Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennesse,
Arkansas, .Indiana, South
Carolina and Texas. Can you
believe it? Florida is not among
the states of over weights. Amen!
Our get well wishes go out to
all of you, from all of us! Mertis
Seymour, Kevin Mears,
Frances Brown, Alma Brown,
Mae Hamilton-Clear, Samuel
Clear, Franklin Beckwith,
Ruby King, Julia Johnson-
Dean, Pearline Nairn, Joyce G.
Johnson, Joyce Major-
Hepburn, James M. Gibson Jr.
and Pat Ebron.
U.S. Senator Trent Lott intro-
duced a bill in the Senate that

would honor Blanche Kelso
Bruce, who was elected to the
U.S. Senate in 1874 by the
Mississippi legislature and
served from 1875 until 1881. A
portrait is on the third floor of
the Capital in Washington, D.C.
Bruce is the first Black to serve
a full term in the U.S. Senate.
NFL legends Jerry Rice and
Emmitt Smith are fraternity
brothers. Both gentlemen are
members of Phi Beta Sigma
Congrats to Fedrick C.
Ingram, 2006 Miami Dade
County Teacher of the Year, as
he seeks to be elected for the
position of Secretary/Treasurer
of United Teachers of Dade.
Good luck "wildcat!"
Sybeline Gray- Rodriquez
and her hubby Charles, are here
from their adopted home in
Issaquah, Washington. By the
way, Charles and Sybeline
observed their 54th wedding
anniversary on October 11.
Congratulations classmate!

Sybeline's sisters Basheba G.
Bryant and Lula G. Colebrook,
along with their sister and broth-
er-in-law are enjoying Nassau
for a few days.
Congratulations to the
"Miriam Kemp Stirrup" Beacon
Award nominees, which was
sponsored by: The Ladies of
Saint Theresa's chapter of the
Episcopal Church Women.
Antionette Gordon, is presi-
dent. The following people were
honored: Doris McKinney-
Pittman, Phillip Wallace II,
Arnett C. Hepburn, Lemuel R.
Moncur II and Angelita V.
Browne. All of Saint Agnes are
proud of you!
Do hope you have learned
something about Americas past
time hang outs for football
lovers. The last two stadiums are
listed today.
St. Louis Rams
Team Origin: 1937
Stadium information
Name: Edward Jones Dome
Year opened: 1966

Playing Surface: grass
Football seating capacity:
Green Bay Packers
Team Origin: 1921
Stadium information
Name: Lambeau Field
(Green Bay)
Year Opened: 1957
Origin of stadium name:
for the late Earl (Curly)
Lambeau's founder, player,
and coach of the team.
Playing surface: grass
Football seating capacity:
Name: Milwaukee County
Year opened: 1953
Origin of stadium name: For
the county
Playing surface: Grass
Football seating capacity:
Last week, Bethune-
Cookman College held our
annual homecoming football
game. Lucille O'Neal was
grand marshal of the 2006

parade in Daytona Beach. Mrs.
O'Neal is the mother of
Shaquille O'Neal of the Miami
Heat. She is also a magna cum
laude graduate of BCC! Cousin
Garth heard you were in atten-
dance at our homecoming, I
am sure you enjoyed yourself
Don't forget to vote! The out-
come of the elections of all
United State House members,
33 senators and 36 governors
could determine the course of
the nation for years to come.":
Chauncey Edgecombe and
Erroll Puyol have returned
home after visiting our nation's
capital for an important Masonic
meeting. The two of them
enjoyed visiting historical build-
ings while in D.C.
Thanks to all of you, who
inquired about my sister Gail
during her recent illness. She is
doing much better and returned
to work. The best thing about
having a sister is I always have a

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FESTIVAL Lugo's performance at the to diminished self-worth sion carries over to New York
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venues know that there's an
actual market for this," said
Paradigm, who is an MC and
is pursuing a doctorate in
performance studies at New
York University, one of the
festival's sponsors.
In addition to usual film
screenings and performances,
Paradigm added panel discus-
sions to this year's program to
tackle heavy issues.
"There are issues brought
up through the music that
people really want to talk
about," she said. "There's
some very deep and powerful
things to be said and done
around health issues. Not just
HIV but cancer, asthma, envi-
ronmental racism and well-
ness. I felt it was really impor-
tant to address other aspects
of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgendered and queer hip-
hop community."
"A lot of the health issues
that face people of color,
queer people and young peo-
ple are often disassociated
from the art that perhaps they
enjoy, or that art even speaks
to it," Paradigm added. "It's
important to remember that
these are whole people."

Community Health Center in
Manhattan, for example,
opened the panel discussion,
about the intersection of hip-
hop, health and gays.
The panelists were mostly
health outreach workers who
target teenagers and young
adults. They explored ques-
tions of whether hip-hop was
a tool or a barrier in providing
health and wellness care.
For instance, does hip-hop
help or hinder when it comes
to trying to get young people
to practice safe sex or absti-
nence while bombarding
them with sexual imagery,
anti-gay messages and strict
definitions of masculinity and
"It has amazing power
because so many people lis-
ten to it," Leticia Peguero, a
community relations manager
at the YWCA who attended
the discussion, said of hip-
hop. "But it can be a barrier
to promoting healthier behav-
ior. We have little control over
what people do with these
Some felt the music's well-
defined notions of manhood
and often violent indictments
of homosexuality contributed

in turn led to risky behavior
such as unsafe sex.
Others on the panel,
including Jagadisa-devasri
Dacus, said hip-hop, for all
its blemishes, can be used to
reach and better serve young
people. For example, some
panelists said, understanding
the culture's constantly
changing argot led to more
honest conversations with
young clients about
their health.
"Hip-hop culture can be
used to implement a lot of
really fantastic HIV work,"
said Dacus, director of the
African-American Capacity
Building Initiative at the
Harm Reduction Coalition in
New York.
Shante Paradigm, the organ-
izer, hopes the spirited discus-

second panel discussion will
be held. It will address hip-hop
and religion.
Paradigm said she was
inspired to start the festival
after attending the Peace Out
World Homo Hop in Oakland,
Peace Out East, she said, is
in the tradition of "community
specific festivals," such as the
one in Oakland and the annu-
al Womyn's Music Festival in
"It's a place where you can
be queer and brown and
white" and enjoy hip-hop.
"Not just a space, but it's not
violent and it doesn't violate
who you are."
On the Net: For a list of Peace
Out East events or more infor-

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attempted murder before
returning to his family and
Bronx home in 1993.
That same year, the
Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) moved to deport
the London native and jailed
him again. A December 1995
ruling by an immigration judge
said keeping Walters in the
United States was "in the best
interest of the country," and he
was quickly freed.
Walters, now 41, resumed his
musical career and avoided
trouble. But in June 2002, he
was arrested by INS agents after
returning to Miami from a week-
long Caribbean cruise where he
was a featured performer.
The bust came on a 1997 INS
warrant that was never previ-

ously enforced, although
Walters had lived in the Bronx
since before it was issued. A fed-
eral judge eventually ruled in
October 2003 that the Bureau of
Immigration Appeals had denied
Walters due process in issuing
the warrant the rapper's sec-
ond victory in court, although
the win cost him more jail time.
"With all of the real and pres-
ent threats to American society
from terrorism, why is the gov-
ernment chasing this rapper?"
asked Benjamin Chavis, co-
chairman of the Hip-Hop
Summit Action Network.
Homeland Security does not
comment on specific cases, but
Walters' 1990 aggravated felony
conviction was sufficient to
make him eligible for deporta-
tion, said agency spokesman
Mark Raimondi.
The latest ruling came

September 20, when the Second
Circuit Court of Appeals in New
York vacated the 2003 order
freeing Walters and ordered the
case switched to a Georgia
appeals court considered far
more conservative.
Attorneys for Walters may
appeal for the New York court to
hear the case, rather than grant
the change of venue. The
Second Circuit, while ruling for
the government, noted that
Walters had a good chance of
avoiding deportation.
Walters said he's just going on
with his life, playing shows and
paying bills. He doesn't see any
other options.
"If you were in my shoes, how
would you look at life?" he
asked. "You'd ride life out, too.
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champion in January. The
unique twist? Comics must
keep it clean, and will be
docked points for swearing
and/or raunchy routines.
Bill Bellamy heads a comedy
crew that also includes Man on
the Street Rodney Perry, who
interviews and cuts up with
- potential contestants and
audience members alike; and
the show's referee, the newly
dubbed "Pope of Comedy"
Tommy Ford (of Martin, which
also airs on TV One), who
judges whether contestants
lose points if their comedy rou-

tines veer into a raunchy direc-
tion. The series will replay
Saturday nights at 1 a.m.
Each episode of this ground-
breaking comedy competition -
except for the final round is
judged by a panel of audience
members during tapings in Los
Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago.
The final round, scheduled to
air in January 2007, will be
judged by the TV viewing audi-
Over the last decade Bellamy
has.been a staple in the world
of comedy, performing hun-
dreds of shows to sold-out
audiences across the country,
in between his successful film
and TV career (including his

starring role in Fastlane, the
drama series that airs on TV
"We've discovered a number
of amazing comic talents as
we've traveled the country look-
ing for our Jokes contestants,"
Bellamy said. "We've also had a
lot of fun along the way, and we
think TV One's audience will
enjoy this competition every bit
as much as we have enjoyed
the search."
The 13-episode, one-hour
series is produced for TV One
by Farcor Productions LLC.
Executive producers are Ralph
Farquhar, Dwayne Corbett and
Bill Bellamy. The show was cre-
ated by Ralph Farquhar.

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City of Qpa-locka

2006 Homecoming Weekend Celebration

Celebrity Host

Udonis Haslem

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"Big Lip Bandit"
WEDR 99 Jamz

Miami Northwestern
Miami Central

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Soul & Blues Concert

When: Friday,

October 27, 2006 at 7:00p.m.

Where: Ingram Park Lake Front
2100 Burlington Street.

Homecoming Parade

Sooo 1When:

Saturday, October 28,

2006 at 10:00a.m.

Where: 27th

Ave and 151st Street

(Parade route runs along 151st to Perviz to City Hall)

City of Opa-locka Mavy

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Mayor Joseph L. Kelley

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A-1-A Employment of Miami wins two national awards

Each year, outstanding Minority Female Entrepreneur won the awards for excelling recently held at the Omni path in meeting human
minority business owners are of the Year and 2006 National in their field and demonstrat- f Shoreham Hotel in resources needs."
honored at the National Minority Service Firm of the ing leadership at the local, Washington, D.C. The theme A native of Miami, Freemon

Minority Enterprise
Development (MED) Week
Conference, a major confer-
ence dedicated to empowering
minority business owners with
the knowledge and tools nec-
essary for success.
This year, Veldrin "Dee"
Freemon and A-1-A were the
proud winners of the United
States Department of
Commerce, Minority Business
Development Agency's 2006

for the Conference was
Minority Business Enterprises:
Mastering the Supply Chain.
"We are absolutely thrilled
and honored to be recognized
as top minority entrepreneurs
in the nation who have
excelled in our field," says
Veldrin Dee Freemon,
President/ CEO of A-l-A
Employment of Miami. "This
award motivates us even more
to continue along a successful

developed an interest in busi-
ness administration at an
early age. In 1969, she began
her career in the employment
industry as a placement clerk
rising through the ranks and
eventually purchasing her
company. In 1980, she
renamed it A-1 -A Employment
of Miami. Since then, she has
steadily expanded the scope
and range of the company with
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Business ltck

Dedication is key to local cleaner

Dedicated Janitorial
Service, Inc.

Location of Business
1015 NW 51st Street

John A. Layton [All
responses are from Mr.
Vice president: Denise

Full-time and part-time

Year Established
September 2005

This is a full cleaning
service. We strip and wax
floors, buffing, clean
windows, pressure
cleaning. We normally do
commercial work as in
cleaning office buildings.

Future Goals
Right now, I would like to
expand my business by
getting new trucks so we
can handle more work at
a more efficient pace. I
work in Dade and
Broward and Palm
Beach counties right
now but I would like to
service more cities in

Why did you start this
business and how has it
It's something I always
wanted to do. It was
something I previously
done with a relative. I just
felt like a regular job
wouldn't support me.
Instead of doing the
wrong things such as
drugs or hustling, I
decided to open up my
own business. It has
grown from one contract
to six or seven. The busi-
ness is growing slowly
but surely.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced
and how did you over-
come them?
Being told no. Many
times when I passed out
my business card or fly-

ers, I was told that they
weren't interested or I
didn't receive a response
at all. I didn't have all
the funds to get all the
proper equipment that I
needed either. I saved up
my money, worked hard
and after a while I had
the money to do what I
needed to do.

Who does your busi-
ness best serve and
It serves the community
and whoever needs a
cleaning service. I nor-
mally clean office build-
ings, banks and other
companies. The only
thing I don't do right
now is clean homes.

Why do you believe your
business will withstand
the test of time?
I'm dedicated in my
work. 'My cleaning has a
meaning'. Whenever I do
something, I make sure I
do it from my heart. I am
open to Black business-
es. I want to serve the
Black community
because I know if I take
care of my people, my
people will take care of

What were some of
your past experiences
that helped you meet
the needs of your
I learned you have to
always be focused. When
you open up a business
you have to be a part of
your business. I know
that if you do your serv-
ice right and in an order-
ly fashion then you
shouldn't have a prob-
lem. If my work pleases
me then I know it will'
please my customers.

Where did you get the
name of your business?
God blessed me with the
name because when I
said it out of my mouth,
it had a ring to it. I
named it Dedicated
Janitorial Services,
because it signifies me; I
am a dedicated person
in whatever I do.

UTD demanding higher salaries for teachers

UTD message is
heard loud and clear
Horns, banners, clappers
and people holding sings on
street corners that read:
"More Than Praise, We Need a
Raise!" Teachers and school
personnel waved as residents
of downtown Miami drove by
and honked their horns in
support of their plight.
More than 7,000 Miami-
Dade County teachers and
support personnel took to the
streets on Wednesday,
October 11, to rally in sup-
port of a much-awaited salary
Three months into the
school year, employees of
Miami-Dade County schools
are still waiting for the School
Board to offer acceptable
salaries. Negotiations have
stalled over the salary
increases proposed by the
superintendent and the
school board, which are well
under the already settled
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Jordan brings county services to residents' door

Residents at the 183rd
Street Apartments in Miami
Gardens got a rare opportuni-
ty on Thursday District 1
Commissioner Barbara
Jordan brought several
Miami-Dade County agencies
to their doorstep. The com-
missioner organized the event
at the 500-unit apartment
complex in order to facilitate
access for the hundreds of
residents who live there, many
of whom are low-income
and/or elderly.
"With the internet and satel-
lite offices, there are more
ways than ever to access
county services," said
Commissioner Jordan, "but
there is still a large segment of
the public that are misin-
formed or not informed at all
about what is available and
the practical ways their lives

Serena Hall, a resident of the 183rd Street Apartments talks to Miami-
Dade District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan about accessing county serv-
ices that can help her family, while CAA representative Corey Jones looks
on. Commissioner Jordan made the services of several departments more
accessible to residents when she brought representatives and the
Government on the Go Bus in the apartment complex' parking lot.

can be improved."
Commissioner Jordan and
representatives from Team
Metro, Community Action
Agency, the Department of
Human Services and others
spent several hours in the
complex' parking lot telling
residents about her district
office and county services that
can have a positive impact on
their daily lives. Team Metro
distributed high-efficiency
showerheads that reduce
water consumption. The
Government on the Go Bus dis-
tributed and accepted hun-
dreds of passport applications
and renewed Golden
Passports for seniors who ride
Miami-Dade Transit. Farm
Share distributed food pack-
ages of canned foods and
fresh produce to more than
300 families.

Tom Joyner ups his cash call ante to $1 million

WHQT-HOT 105 FM is kick-
ing off our biggest radio promo-
tion ever in partnership with
Reach Media and the Tom
Joyner Morning Show with local
hosts Rodney Baltimore and
Traci Cloyd that started
Monday, October 16.
One caller will win $1 million
before the end of the year, guar-
anteed as part of his Cash Call
Plus contest.
"I'm asking my listeners,
'What would you do with $1

million?"' said Joyner.
"I'm taking our Cash
Call contest to a new
level, just in time for the
holiday season.
Somebody is going to
win this money before
the end of the year."
Since 2004, Joyner
has awarded more than
$2 million in total to
nearly 2,000 winners.
Now, with Cash Call
Plus once an hour the

10th caller must pro-
vide Joyner the cor-
rect three numbers
he has announced
during that hour of
the show. Callers will
then have the option
to take the $1,000 or
choose an envelope
that may contain an
amount of cash up to
or including $1 mil-
lion. Joyner will open
JOYNER the envelope on air

and listeners will know instant-
ly what they have won. The
contest will continue until
there is a $1 million dollar win-
WHQT FM is a Cox Radio Inc.
station. It is located at 105.1 on
your FM dial. HOT 105, today's
R&B Hits and Oldies, is the-
Arbitron rated #1 station over-
all for persons 12+ (Winter
2006) and nine rating books in
a row for adults 25-54 in all of
Miami and the Metro Area.

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UTD calls for raise

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salaries of neighboring counties,
such. as Broward and Monroe.
"I do not hear the superintendent
or the board arguing about the
light bill or about the gasoline bill.
They pay them because they must.
Otherwise, the lights go out and
the buses won't run," UTD
President and Chief Negotiator

Karen Aronowitz said. "Employee
salaries need to be a priority."
UTD is asking for fair and com-
petitive salaries that will at least
match Broward's and allow teach-
ers to remain in Dade County.
UTD has hired an independent
auditor to look through the dis-
trict's finances in search of addi-
tional funds. Both bargaining
teams met again on Thursday,
October 19.

HSAN fourth annual action awards a huge success

The embodi-
ment of hip-
hop empower-
ment was evi-
dent in full
force at the
Hi p-Hop
SummA c t i o n
Network's LEE
(HSAN) Fourth
Annual Action Awards.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson,
Kanye West, Debra Lee, BET
Networks and Steve Stoute
were acknowledged and hon-
ored for their contributions to
the hip-hop community.
HSAN co-Chairmen Russell
Simmons and Dr. Benjamin
Chavis, Event Co-Chairs
Andre Harrell and Sylvia
Rhone and event. host
respected journalist Ed
Gordon (TV One's Our World)
welcomed the sold out indus-
try crowd at New York's

Hip-Hop Summit Action Award honorees Kanye West and Earvin
'Magic' Johnson).

Chelsea Piers' the
Lighthouse, where celebrity
guests Reverend Run,
Common, Black Ty (aka
Tyrese), Kevin Liles, Lyor
Cohen, Kid Capri, The Gottis

and Gayle King were among
those to witness a compelling
and uplifting ceremony that
was a testament to the power
of the hip-hop dream.
Translation Consultation

and Brand Imaging
founder/CCO Steve Stoute,
who broke down the barriers
to connect Fortune 500 com-
panies with celebrities from
music, sports, entertainment
and fashion, talked about
how times have changed
since he began his work. "At
first, it was really difficult
convincing companies to
make these kinds of deals,"
he explained. "Now, we've
come a long way. The calls we
get sometime amaze me.
Everyone wants to partici-
pate in this space."
Magic Johnson, CEO of
Johnson Development
Corporation, Magic Johnson
Enterprises and
Chairman/Founder of the
Magic Johnson Foundation,
is an undisputed world
champion in the fields of
business, finance, real
Please turn to HSAN 8D

Florida staffing agency at top in its game

continued from 5D

multiple locations and serv-
ices throughout Florida and
the world. She has success-
fully recruited and employed
thousands of racially and
ethnically diverse clerical,
technical, hospitality,
industrial and administra-
tive professionals for big
name clients such as the
State of Florida, City of
Miami, Jackson Memorial
Hospital and Barton
Transportation Division
Services, among others.
A strong community advo-

cate, Freemon and her firm
have served as a provider of
youth services in South
Florida Workforce Youth
Opportunity Centers, pro-
viding jobs to the area's
youth. Her great work has
been admired and recognized
by the National Association of
Women Business Owners as
Business Owner of the Year
and Greater Miami Chamber
of Commerce as the Black
Business of the Year.
It is easy to understand
why Freemon and A-1-A won
such prestigious awards -
they're efficient (they place job
seekers at a fast pace); they're

effective (they have a success-
ful track record in helping
clients to achieve their goals;
and they're experienced (A-1-
A is one of Miami's oldest
employment agencies that
has served the human
resource needs of South
Florida businesses for over 20
A-1 -A combines the flexibil-
ity and personal service of a
smaller firm with the
advanced interviewing, test-
ing techniques and cutting
edge technology used by the
largest staffing services. The
agency is known for taking
the time to get to know their

applicants and clients' busi-
nesses, to ensure every can-
didate they place is expertly
matched to the job require-
ments and workplace cul-
A-1 -A Employment of
Miami is a member of the
American Staffing
Association and Florida
Staffing Association (FSA) as
well as numerous business
and professional organiza-
tions such as The Miami-
Dade Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on
A-I-A, please call 305-573-
0333 or visit the website at

Florida Department of Transportation District 4


Notice is hereby given that the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold Public Hearings
for State Financial Management Number 417031-1-22-01 at:





Wednesday, November 8, 2006
5:30 pm
Cohen Pavilion at Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL

Thursday, November 9, 2006
5:30 pm
Gwen Margolis Center
1590 NE 123 Street North Miami, FL

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
5:30 pm
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave. 6th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL

These Hearings are being conducted to afford persons the opportunity of expressing their
views concerning the location, conceptual design, social, economic and environmental
effects of the proposed improvements. The South Florida East Coast Corridor Transit
Analysis (SFECCTA) Study thoroughly addresses the safety, mobility and community
needs along this north-south corridor. The Hearings will consist of a presentation by the
Department on the project and its associated impacts, followed by a public testimony
period. Before and after the Hearings, Department representatives will be available to
answer questions.

A Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for Tier 1 of the
SFECCTA Study has been prepared by the Federal Transit Administration, in
cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and in compliance
with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study 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-mile-wide corridor
centered on the FEC Railway.

The DPEIS for Tier 1 identifies a number of Build Alternatives and the No-Action
Alternative, and evaluates their associated social, economic, or environmental impacts.
The FDOT invites interested individuals, organizations, and federal, state, and local
agencies to comment on the evaluated alternatives. Upon-completion of the Tier 1 study,
decisions will be made regarding what alternatives on rail or roadway facilities should be
studied in Tier 2, and the priority of those studies. The preferred alternative(s) will be
selected at the conclusion of Tier 2. Opportunities to discuss Tier 2 recommendations,
alternative(s) and conclusions will be provided at additional public hearings to be
scheduled at a later date.

The DPEIS developed by the Department will be available for public inspection from
October 13 to November 27, 2006 at the following locations:


* Palm Beach County
Governmental Center
301 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach,
FL 33401

* Palm Beach Gardens
Municipal Complex
10500 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens,
FL 33410

* Delray Beach City Library
100 West Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, Fl 33444


* Broward County
Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

* Broward County Library
Hallandale Beach Branch
300 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach,
FL 33009

* Broward County Library
Pompano Beach Branch
1213 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062


* Miami-Dade County
Main Library
101 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

* Miami-Dade County
Library Northeast'Branch
19200 W. Country
Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

* Brockway Memorial
10021 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Public participation at this hearing is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or familial 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. To arrange for special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, contact any one of these individuals at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing you wish to attend:
*Palm Beach County Michael Brady 561-833-8080 Broward County -David Ramil 1-800-330-7444 Miami-Dade County Jackie Kidd 305-573-2049 x43


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estate, sports and
community empower-
ment. His moving
acceptance speech
drew a standing ova-
tion and spoke to the
importance of mobi-
lizing Blacks to real-
ize their spending
power. "We all have to
be ,disciplined
because there are
those that come
after us," Johnson
emphasized. "I used
to be called Magic
when I walked into a
room, but now it's
Mr. Johnson.
Everyone used to
ask me about bas-
ketball and now they
ask me about busi-
Kanye West and
BET Chairman/CEO
Debra Lee also gave
rousing, acceptance
speeches and the
magnetism of the
honorees and sheer
star power in the
room made this an
unforgettable night.
In prior years, the
Hip-Hop Summit
Action Network's
Action Awards have
honored the good
charitable works of
Sean "Diddy" Combs,
Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige,
Ludacris and The
Ludacris Foundation,
Nelly, Destiny's
Child, Jermaine
Dupri, Chrysler
Financial, Anheuser-
Busch, Inc., Pepsi-
Cola North America
President Dawn
Hudson, Tommy
Hilfiger and MTV's
Choose or Lose

Commissioner Dennis C. Moss

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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office located at City Hall, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 for the following.


BID NO: 05-06-120

The project consists of complete building, structural, electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair
services for the existing four City of Miami stormwater pump stations and one existing submersible-
pump station located at 1390 N.W. 37th Avenue. The pump station buildings are Lawrence, Orange
Bowl, Riverview and Overtown. This is a year long project with options to renew for four additional one
year periods pending on the availability of funding and contractor's performance. In addition, there will
be within the bid proposal five additional pump stations currently under construction arid tentatively
operational by 2008 for a total of ten pump stations by the end of this contract, The project percentage
break down is as follows: 80% complete maintenance work such as keeping the stations clean of debris,
properly illuminated, trash disposed on the bar screens, grass cut around the stations, well landscaped,
all motors, pumps, rotors, bar screen appurtenances and electrical equipment operating within their
capacity including all the generators, etc. and 20% for pump, motor, generator, and any electrical or
mechanical equipment repair or replacement including if such equipment requires inspection and main-
tenance. The selected contractor shall bring a crane to lift the heavy pumps and motors for check up
and vibration test analysis, etc. and has its own repair shop for this specialty equipment and a dip and
bake machine for the yearly motor wiring inspection.

A Performance Bond is required for this project.


Receiving Date & Time: Tuesday November 14, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request, after October 23, 2006, at the City of
Miami, Department of Public Works, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Eight Floor, Miami, FL 33130. Telephone No
(305) 416-1200.

There are no construction plans for this maintenance project. Bid packages will be available in hard
copy form and a non-refundable fee of $20.00 will be required. A bid package can also be mailed to bid-
ders upon written request to the Department, and shall include the appropriate non-refundable fee plus
$10 for shipping and handling using regular U.S. Mail.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in
duplicate originals in the envelope provided with the bid package. At the time, date, and place above,
bids will be publicly opened. Any bids or proposals received after time and date specified will be
returned, to the bidder unopened. The responsibility for submitting a bid/proposal before the stated
time and date is solely and strictly the responsibility of the bidder/proposer. The City is not responsible
for delays caused by mail, courier service, including U.S. Mail, or any other occurrence.

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City Manager
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Call: 305-694-6225

BusinessH entals
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
6905 NW 15th Avenue
$950.00 Negotiable
Call 786-263-1590

Churchesfor Rent
Available Sunday after 5
p.m.ALL-Day Saturday and
weekdays and nights.

1031 NW 197th Terrace
One bedroom
Call Linton at 305-652-4763

13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
15810 NW 38th Place
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104
or 786-286-7455
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront, gated community,
furnished, color TV, air, utilit-
ies and more.
Call 305-510-9966
6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Clean room, quiet area, utilit-
ies included. $110 weekly,
$330 move in. 786-277-2693
Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-2451
Three Quarter Way House
Grand Opening Nov. 1
Drug Treatment
$20.00 daily,meals included.

100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable, (IBO,, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
4120 S.W. 32 Drive
Pembroke park area. One
large efficiency for rent. $675
monthly, $500 deposit.
Call 786-256-3174 or
515 NE 150th Street, # 4
Two bedrooms, one bath-
room, kitchen, water, $850.
Call Gloria 954-437-8034.
649 N.W. 65 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$675 monthly, water
included, tile/air. First, last
and security.
786-344-2964 or
676 NW 46th Street
$475 all utilities, cable-ready,
Efficiency for rent. All utilities
free cable, $700 monthly,
first, last and security.
Call 305-654-2894.
Efficiency for rent, quiet
$400 per month, $1200 to
move in. Call 305-758-2870


14100 N.W. 6th Court
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, with central air, in quiet
area. $725 monthly!
Raciel Cruz: 305-213-5013

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
included. Free twenty-seven
inch flat screen TV.
Call Joel
1801 NW 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, apartments
available, $600 monthly.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
2515 NW 52nd Street #2
One bedroom, air, tiled
floors,no appliances, $550
mthly.$1100 move in.
2901 NW 88th Street
One bedroom, one bath
renovated security bars and
air. For further information
contact 305-836-3667
3330 NW 48th Terrace
Totally remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath in nice quiet
area. All appliances included.
$575 monthly. MUST SEE!
Call Mr. Cruz 305-213-5013
34 SW 7 Street

Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths for rent.
Call 305-654-9839 or

Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $445-$520
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
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
6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, large,
clean one bedroom one bath.
New kitcheh cabinets. Free
water and appliances.
Call 786-419-6613
7001 NW 15th Avenue
One and two bedrooms, tile
floors, stove, refrigerator, air
and water, $550, $650.
Call Carl P. Greene, Inc.
7136 N.W. 14th Place
Newly renovated one bed-
roome, one bath apartment
for rent. Only five units are
left. Appliances, central air
and heat, and water are in-
cluded. Section 8 welcome.
Please call 305-512-1201
8261 N.E. 3 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $600 a
month. Call Joel
One and two bedrooms.,
from $455-$530 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
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

Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly remodeled, SECTION
8 welcome.
Call 786-262-5282
3682 Grand Avenue
Quiet, large one bedroom
one bath, near Metrorail and
buses. Refrigerator, stove,
air, carpeting throughout.
Water and. gas included in
rent. $700 monthly, $1800 to
move in.
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking. $595-$675
monthly. 1315 N.E. Miami

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 one and a
half months, one bedroom,
one bath $470.
786-236-1144 or

One bedroom, one bath; two
bedrooms, one bath, newly
remodeled, SECTION 8 wel-
come. Call 786-262-5282.

1724 N W 75 Street, three
bedrooms, two baths, air and
tile. $1226 monthly, $250 se-
curity deposit. Section 8 Wel-
come. Call 786-597-4121

Near North Shore Hospital,
schools, and close to 7th
Ave., two bedrooms, air, ap-
pliances, wall to wall carpet,
mini blinds, credit check.
$610 monthly, $1830 to
move in. First, last and
security. Come by at 725 NW
100th Street or
Call 305-300-0983.

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
570 NW 30th Street
2145 NW 154th Street

Three and four bedrooms
available. Call Ted 954-274-
6944 or 786-325-7383.
Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

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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
One and two bedroom apart-
ments ready to move in.
Call 305-216-5390
172 NW 12 Street One bed-
room, one bath.Newly reno-
Call 786-263-1590

11254 NW 22nd Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, tile floors.
NDI Realtors
1187 N.W. 63rd Street
Two bedrooms, $800 month-
ly, first, last and security.
Call 305-685-2192
130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 786-663-5900
15905 N.W. 45 Avenue
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, air and heat, washer
and dryer. Stove and refriger-
ator. Newly renovated. Won't
last. First, last and security.
Asking $15000 monthly.
Call 305-793-8910
17725 NW 19 AVENUE
Three bedrooms one bath
duplex. Close to school and
bus route.
Call 954-639-1685

1871-73 N.W. 43 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
spacious, new appliances,
central air, freshly painted,
new tile, private parking and
huge yard. $950 monthly
Section 8 okay!
Call 786-357-5000

2440 NW 82nd Street
Newly renovated, two bed-
room, one bath, security
bars, $800 monthly, $2400 to
move in. Section 8.
Call 305-651-1078 or

2466B NW 44th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
central a/c, $525 per month.
Call 786-226-2072
2605 N W 46.STREET
Three bedrooms, central air,
eighteen inch ceramic tile
flooring. Huge back yard.
Section 8 Welcome.
Call 786-443-5367

330 N.W. 82nd Terrace, B
One bedroom, one bath cot-
tage, $550 a month.
Call Don 305-793-0002
349 NW 80th Street
Cozy two bedrooms, two
baths duplex for rent.
Appliances, central air and
heat, and water are included.
Section 8 welcome. Ready to
Call 305-512-1201
3651 Oak.Avene
Coconut Grove, two bed-
rooms, one bath. $850
monthly. Lights and water in-
cluded. 305-696-8277.
4625 N.W.15th Avenue, #B
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1300 monthly, Section '8
OK.Cll 305-490-9284
6323 N W 1st COURT
One bedroom, one bath.
$2400 to move in Call for de-
tails.Section 8 Welcome.
771 NW 52nd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 a month. 954-704-0094
135 NE 80 Terrace
One bedroom one bathroom,
central air. $600 monthly, first
last security. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 954-818-9112.
Newly remodeled two bed-
roms, two baths, Section 8
welcome. 954-605-1360 or
6651 S.W. 30th Street
Newly remodeled, fenced,
two bedrooms, one bath,
large backyard, near
schools, new tile and carpet,
$1000 monthly, price
Please Contact Landlord
305-300-1301 at anytime
575 NW 94th Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
Call 786-263-1590
7005 NW 4 Court. Two bed-
rooms, one bath.
Call 786-263-1590
18th Ave. NW 94th St.
Four bedrooms, one bath,
utlity room, $1350 monthly.
Under New Management

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

I Condos/TwnhouseCOCONUT GROVE
3723 Frow Avenue
2020 N.W. 119th St.,#1104 Spacious three bedrooms,
Two bedrooms, two baths, one bath, dining room and
gated community. $1100 full
monthly. Section 8. kitchen. Air, carpeting
305-696-8277 throughout. Large fenced
backyard. NO PETS. $1250
1 monthly, $2700 to move in.
Houses^ 305-467-5478
1043 N.W. 28 Street COCONUT GROVE AREA
Three bedroom one bath, tile 3463 Percival Avenue
throughout, fence all around, Family oriented community.
walk to Jackson Memorial Three bedrooms, one bath.
Hospital. $1500 monthly. $1500. Section 8 Welcome.
Call 786-423-7233 or 305-790-5836
125 NW 73rd Street MIAMI AREA
Three bedrooms, one bath, 1792 NW 71 Street
fully renovated, $1300 Three bedrooms, one bath
monthly, first and last. Sec- across from $1200
tion 8 Welcome. monthly. $2400 to move in.
Call 305-751-4241 Call 786-333-2596
weekend 305-620-1873 NEW HOMES
1321 N.W. 44 Street Three bedrooms, two baths,
Newly renovated house. four bedrooms, two baths
Four bedrooms, two baths from $195K. Closing assis-
with central air. tance up to $5,000. Rentals
Please call 305-345-8817 and lease options available.
Section 8 welcome. Homes
13531 SW 266th Street from Vero Beach to West
NARANJA Palm Beach. Payoff Mort-
Three bedrooms, one bath, gage and debt in 7-12 years.
new kitchen, new roof, Investors Excellent return.
fenced in corner lot. Section Buy, Sell, Refinance and
8 accepted. Equity Loans.Stop Foreclo-
Call J.R. 305-318-3918 sures Credit Repair.
Call 954-678-7543 24/7
18715 NW 45th Avenue New homes in the Treasure
SECTION 8 OK Coast area starting from
Three bedrooms, one bath $oast area blst din from
with tile floors, central air, in $180k Available immediately.
quwith tile floors, cemontral air, in 5k closing assist. Stop fore-
quiet area. $1326 monthly. closure Cash available
Call Joe 954-849-6793 NOW! Credit repair and refi-

2481 N W 140 Street nancing 305-324-4449
Three bedrooms one bath. NORTHWEST AREA
$1000 monthly. No Section 1460 N.W. 175 Street. Three
8. Call 305-267-9449 bedrooms two bath. $1650
monthly plus security. 954-
2520 N. W. 204 Street 704-0094.
Three bedrooms two baths. NORWOOD AREA

monthly. Call 305-696-8277 Tree bedrooms, one bath,
2531 N.W. 131 Street fenced in yard, central a/c,
Four bedrooms, two baths, washer/dryer hook-up availa-
$1800 monthly. ble, $1200 monthly. Available
954-704-0094 on appointment only.
__________________ Call 305-388-7477
2954 NW 51 Terrace _______Cl0-3877
Four bedrooms, two Rentals, two to four bed-
baths, with stove, refrigerator, rooms available. Ready for
air. Section 8 OK. $1,400. immediate occupancy. Three
305-642-7080 months required to move in.
Call for more information. No
3201 N.W. 169th Terrace Section 8
Three bedrooms, two baths, Beach Front Realty
tiled, central air, $1450 a 786-556-9266
month, first, and security. STOP!!!
Call 954-292-2945 STOPl!!
4Ca .W. 19th Street Behind in yourrent? 24 hour
2 .Three W. 1th St notice? Behind6Aiyour mort-
', aaIa yo... mort-
den,barfc.ed, $1350, ae 786326 Call Kathy;
move in $4050, NO Section 786-326-7916
8., .. Three bedrooms, two
Terry Dellerson Broker baths
305-891-6776 Section 8 welcome
4412 N.W. 3 Avenue 305-754-4140
Three bedrooms, one bath, Two bedrooms, one bath
tile thourghout, Central air. On side of house, brand new
Section 8 welcome. $1550 kitchen applicances, private
monthly. Call 305-726-1151. entrance. $800 monthly
586 N W 83 STREET A Call 305-620-8552
Three bedrooms one bath. WEST COCONUT GROVE
$1000 monthly, first and se- 3724 Oak Avenue
curity $2000 to move in. No Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8. 786-488-2264. newly remodeled. $650
monthly! $1500 to move in.
6016 N W 24 AVENUE Call 305-467-5478

Three bedrooms. Section 8
Welcome. 305-624-3806

7770 Meridian Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with den or could be three
bedrooms, one bath. New
kitchen, new paint, new car-
pet, air conditioned, $1195
monthly, $2390 to move in.
NDI Realtors
8325 NW 10 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths,
den, applicances, carpet,
new kithchen. No Section
8.$1200 monthly. $3000
move in.
Call 305-625-8428

901 N. W. 84 Terrace
Three bedrooms two baths.
Section 8 Okay. $1375
monthly. Call 305-696-8277
944 NW 81st Street A
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1000 monthly, first and se-
curity, $2000 to move in. NO
SECTION 8. 786-488-2264

180 NW 53rd Street
Over 1200 square feet. Four
bedrooms, two baths,indoor
washer and dryer $1500
monthly. $2500 to move in.
Section 8 welcome. Go look
first before you call,
PLEASE! Call 305-975-5596

Three bedrooms one and 1/2
baths central air recently ren-
ovated $1,100 monthly
$2200 moves you in.
Call 305-525-3540

Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air, $1000 monthly
$2000 to move in.
Calll 305-525-3540
1341 NW 53 Street, large
two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, enclosed front
porch, covered back porch
large fence yard, quiet area.
$1100 monthly.
Call 954-243-9804 or
Three bedroom two bath, two
car garage, new house, for
rent. Call 770-914-6498.

305-651-9610 or
With a 500 credit score you
will qualify. Are you purchas-
ing, refinancing or in foreclo-
sure? Call Albert Murphy, Ea-
gle First Mortgage, 305-496-
0314 or 954-436-0786.


18049 N. W. 49 PLACE
Beautiful two bedrooms two
bath in Delgado Gardens ev-
erything updated. Central air,
washer dryer. Seller will help
with closing cost asking
$175.000. Open Saturday
and Sunday. Call 305-495-
8873 www.SunPart- Agents okay.

Gated two bedroom, two
bath, Posh area, many
extras $1800 monthly.
Four bedrooms, two baths,
townhouse, central air, owner
will help with closing costs,
priced $199,000.
Call 786-285-5577

One bedroom one bath con-
dominium with den, overlook-
ing lake, plenty of closet
space, second floor, must be
55 plus. Price negotiable.
Call 305-333-9155

1757 NW 51st Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
floor to ceiling' brand new!
Call Marvell 305-903-2931


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2161 NW 97th Street
The perfect two bedrooms,
one bath house priced to sell
at $165,000. Fenced in com-
pletely and has a large back-
yard. Please call The Real
Estate Experts.
2462 N.W. 170th Street
A first time starter dream
home four bedrooms, two
baths property for $260,000.
Please call The Real Estate
Experts, 305-652-9343.
3825 NW 210th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
huge master suite, huge
family room, central air, iron
fence. Try $2900 down and
$1299.00 monthly (good
credit required) $299K.
NDI Realtors
569 N. W. 50 STREET
Near Design District. Three
bodrgp one bath plus
laundry" room, carport, large
lot, central air, new kitchen
new deck. www.SunPart- Open Satur-
day and Sunday. $299,000
call 305-495-8873 and,
agents okay.

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Also available
HUD/VA Homes
House Of Homes Realty

14900 NW 9th Court
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, new roof, water
view, central air, will arrange
financing $269K.
Keith 305-336-9650

3971 NW 176th Terrace
Two houses, one price. Front
house, three bedrooms, one
bath, large family room, plus
large efficiency, rear house
with everything new, com-
pletely fenced, new tile, roof,
and more. Try 5% down and
$1221.00 monthly with a new
adjustable mortgage (good
credit needed) $379K. Drive-"
bynpl/y, then call.
"' NDI Realtors
14910 NW 170th Street
Four bedroom two baths,
central air, new windows,
new paint. Try $1900 down
and $1399 monthly (good
credit required) $329K.
NDI Realtors, 305-655-1700
Affordable Homes and Han-
dyman Specials..
King Star Realty
Dorothy Bradley
All Areas of Dade,
Hundreds to Choose,
Easy to Qualify.
FREE LIST. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
Newly remodeled three bed-
rooms, two baths, huge
fence and yard. Price to sale.
Owner may help with closing

Three bedrooms, one bath,
price to sell.
Call Now 954-605-1359
Four bedrooms two baths,
big yard. Seller will help with
closing cost, financing availa-
ble. Option for rent.
Call 786-286-2540

Northwest 30th Avenue
and 165th Street
Very desirable residential lot
in super quiet area, 80x100ft.
Ready to build, $110,000.00
or best offer.
NDI Realtors

New or pre-owned, any car,
no co-signer, repo O.K.,
$500 down, $200 a month.
Credit does not matter. We
pay off car loans. Trade-in
car your car.
24/7 305-720-7006

House Keeping
Surprisingly clean! 12 years
experience. Operation hours
7-10 a.m.
Call Kathy at 305-318-6299
$ CASH $
Sell in 24 hours
Call NOW!!!i 954-445-5470
Affordable residential and
commercial cleaning.

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


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Carpentry, shutters, painting,
tiling and plastering. Also ad-
ditions. Call 954-980-4231 or

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

Musician must be faithful
and experienced. For infor-
mation and to apply call
Bishop Julian C. Jackson,
305-821-3692, Deacon
nald Bridges, 305-409-
1566 or 305-323-7052.

Circulation Clerk
Experienced, ambitious,
go-getters! Better than
average oral skills. Sales
experience and familiar
with Dade and Broward
counties a must. Fax
resume and salary history
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Pastor Steve Hart is
seeking born again christi-
an musician.

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

General Maintenance
Looking for person with
prior hotel/residential
experience. Nice working
environment. Full-time.
Call 305-573-7700
Fax 305-573-7706

Mature, experienced, lady.
Cleaning, laundry, ironing.
Work references. Driver's
license helpful. Non
smoker. Three days. (MWF)
Drug testing and
background check required.
Call 305-694-6227

P/T evenings, Honest,
reliable, transportation
apply at 800 NW 183rd

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Fax: 305-757-4764

Seeks to hire a full-time
chief executive officer ex-
perienced in writing grants
and municipal government
procedures. Please fax re-
sumes to 305-751-5324.
Deadline: November 7,

Administrator with Direc-
tor's Credentials. Fax re-
sume to 305-836-6652 or
call 305-836-7644.

Three to five thousand po-
tential part-time income.
No experience necessary.
Realtors, mortgage
brokers welcome.
Call 1-866-272-6299

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

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

23 people needed immedi-
ately. Earn a part or full-
time income. Apply FREE
online and get started!
Enter Ad Code 1823

Security Class D Training
and Renewal. Placement
assistance 305-681-6414.

Five bedrooms, two baths
Call 305-687-1218

Zoned for 40 children.
Call 305-687-1218

HOME until you find out if a
special FHA/HUD program
can help you.
You maybe able to get mon-
ey you'll never have to pay
back as long as you live in
your home. Call 305-836-
8622 for more information.

Call 561.625.6969
for information.
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blocks and bad luck of all kind. There is no heart so
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Administrative Assistant

The Model City Community Revitalization
District Trust has an employment opening for an
Administrative Assistant. This is advanced
responsible secretarial, related clerical and
accounting work. Applicant must have excellent
computer skills in WORD and EXCEL.
Deadline to submit a resume is November 13,
Contact Person: Ms. Iris Hudson -
Model City Community
Revitalization District Trust
4800 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33147
Phone: 305-635-2301 ext 371
Fax: 305-634-2774
ADV. 13782


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