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. . This 'shantytown' has gotten the attention of organiza-
tions such as the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Food Not
Bombs and Hope for the Homeless and Hopeless ...

Liberty City squatters 'Take Back

the Land' from City for the poor
By Brandyss Howard

The Center for Pan-African Development, joined by
several community organizations and residents cap-
tured a vacant publicly owned lot on 62nd Street and
NW 17th Avenue in Liberty City. According to Max
Rameau, spokesperson for Pan-African Development,
this effort is the result of individuals expressing their
frustration over broken government promises and
stolen money. "At this point; we only have one
Please turn to HOUSING 8A

Ronnie Holmes says before this shantytown
was developed, he had to sleep in the bushes.

volunteers have
their time to
provide shelter
for the

-Miami Times Photos/B Howard

Reaves up against the odds

By Kaila Heard

November 7 will find incum-
bent Solomon Stinson facing
challenger Darryl Reaves in a
runoff for the school board seat
of District 2, a district encom-
passing the predominately Black
schools of Northwest Miami-
Stinson, an educator of 36
years, has served the school
board for 10 years. He received
just below the needed 50% plus
1 vote in the September 5 race.
The third candidate, Gepsie
Metellus, received 25 percent of
the vote, only a few votes less
than Reaves.
Both Stinson and Reaves have
said that improving 'D' and 'F'
schools and raising teachers'
salaries are priorities.
Stinson has previously told
The Miami Times that he looks
forward to using his experience

and skills to

Ruby Crew at
this crucial time
in his tenure. STINSON
"The new legisla-
ture, with a leader from Miami-
Dade, and a new Governor gives
us an opportunity to obtain the
funding necessary to improve
our schools and the pay of our
"We have to get beyond the
classroom." said Reaves, "and
reach into the community."
Reaching into the community
would involve ensuring that
community institutions such as
churches are equipped and able
to serve as after school home-
work facilities. A plan I've been
discussing with several churches
for the past eight months, said
Of the two, Stinson has
Please turn to RACE 10A

If 'baby daddy' wins,

child support ends

Special to The Times

Florida's paternity
fraud law, which allows
a man to challenge a
paternity judg-
ment against
him until a
child is 18
years old,
law in S u
July of U
this year. P
The effect is
now beginning
to impact present
paternity cases. The law
allows a man who is
alleged to be the father
of a child to present
DNA and other genetic
evidence that he is not
the biological parent.
This can occur even

after a judgment has
been made and he has
begun to pay support.
The previous law
required any pater-
nity challenges
to occur
within a
I. year after
id a divorce
for a for-
t bmer hus-
oilb a/band
Under the
fraud law, the
purported father
can contest the paterni-
ty until the child is an
adult. Even after paying
support, the obligation
would end if he prevails
in his challenge.
Rep. Curtis Richardson
Please turn to SUPPORT 10A


Controversial development


$200 million Crosswinds

development in Overtown
approved 4-1

By Kaila Heard

By a vote of 4-1, Miami City
Commissioners approved the con-
troversial $200-million Crosswinds
development in Overtown, at last
Thursday's zoning meeting. The
75,000-square-foot mixed-use
housing development would create
condos, shops and offices with a
portion of units set aside for people
with low incomes.
Commissioners reached the deci-
sion after a long night filled with
hearing testimonies from resi-
dents, developers, and community
activists for and against the pro-
posed development.
Outside, protesters from the
Power U Center for Social Change
marched in front of a giant inflat-"
able rat. While inside, Power U

Who is the
Special to The Times

Community leaders, activists
and elected officials met at the
offices of WMBM radio in a collec-
tive show of community outrage
against the racial and threatening
words of State Representative
Ralph Arza, who
repeatedly used the
term "nigger" to
refer to the Black
Superintendent of
the fourth largest
school district in
the nation, Dr.
Rudy Crew of
Miami-Dade. CREW
Among the legis-
lators who appeared at the press
conference at the invitation of
Bishop Victor Curry, CEO of
WMBM and Senior pastor of New
Birth Cathedral was Senator

members gave a presentation
showing the necessary elements
for successful mixed-housing and
interviews with residents from
Brush Walk, another Sawyer's
Walk development in Chicago.
The most cited reason for opposi-
tion to Sawyer's Walk was the con-
cern that Crosswinds would be the
first step on
the road lead-
ing to gentrifi-
cation, creat-
ing housing
that current
Overtown resi-
dents would
not be able to
REGALADO afford.
other citizens just want to see
development come to Overtown.
The city's urban renewal planning
began in the early 1970s, but no
major developments have come to
Crosswinds itself has been in the
'planning stages since 1988.
Please turn to CROSSWINDS 12A

Frederica Wilson. Wilson, who had
listened to Arza's cellular tele-
phone message to Rep. Gus
Barreiro, received approval from
the other panel members when she
said, "Arza should be arrested."
Wilson and Representative Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall noted the
comparison of
Arza's statements
to, the statements
that the late
Commissioner Art
Teele made to
armed public offi-
cials that resulted
in his arrest.
ARZA P.U.L.S.E. presi-
dent Richard Dunn
analogized what is happening to
Rep. Barreiro as the type of actions
taken against white people who
were offended by obvious racist
Please turn to NIGGER 5A

Kendrick Meek Jr.pays tribute to his

father in Washington Life magazine

My father is great... Deep in his
heart he loves me very much and
he will take care of me forever...
In an effort to highlight positive
relationships between Black
fathers and their sons, The Miami
Times is publishing an article writ-
ten by the son of Congressional
Representative Kendrick Meek.

Eight-year-old Kendrick Meek Jr.
submitted an original article to
Washington Life magazine that
was featured in a spread entitled
"My Father." Miami Times
Publisher, Rachel Reeves, said, "It
is important to share with the
community the special relation-
ship between Meek and his son.
The article read as follows:
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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Every two years, citizens have their major opportunity to
decide on how they will be governed and by whom they will
be governed. The Governor's race has monopolized the
attention and money, but the government officials closest to
the people are as important to citizen's everyday life. In
addition, constitutional amendments can only be presented
periodically which makes the votes on the constitutional
proposals even more important because it is unlikely they
will appear again in the near future.
The Miami Times endorses the following candidates and
votes on issues:

Congressional: Senator: Bill Nelson; Dem; Punch 11
Rep.:17'1 Dist.: Kendrick B. Meek; Dem; Punch 18

Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Jim Davis/Daryl L. Jones; Dem; Punch 30

Attorney General
Walter "Skip" Campbell; Dem; Punch 37

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Alex Sink; Dem; Punch 40

State Senator: 38 Senatorial District
J. Alex Villalobos; Rep; Punch 47

State Representative: 102'4 House District; Do Not Vote

State Representative: 104th House District
Yolly Roberson; Dem; Punch 52

State Representative: 108"' House District:
Ronald Brise; Dem; Punch 58

State Representative: 109' House District:
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall; Dem; Punch 60

State Representative; 120'" House District:
Ron Saunders; Dem; Punch 73

Judicial: Supreme Court

Vote Yes on Justices:
Fred Lewis; NP; Punch 75
Barbara Joan Pariente; NP; Punch 78
Peggy A. Quince; NP; Punch 81

District Court of Appeals

Vote Yes on Judges:
Angel A. Cortinas; NP; Punch 84
Leslie B. Rothenberg; NP; Punch 87
Richard J. Suarez; NP; Punch 90

Circuit Judge, Group 78
Valarie R. Manno Schurr; NP; Punch 93

Circuit Judge, Group 80
Marisa Tinkler Mendez; NP; Punch 96

County Court Judge, Group 43
Jose L. "Joe" Fernandez; NP; Punch 101

School Board Member, District 2
Solomon C. "Sol" Stinson; NP; Punch 104

No. 1; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 201
No 3; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 204
No 4; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 207
No 6; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 210
No 7; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 213
No 8; Constitutional Amendment; NO; Punch 216

County: Referendum
Allow county to contract; YES; Punch 218

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John Riley; NP Punch 151

Charter Amendment No. 1; YES; Punch 260

Charter Amendment No 2; YES; Punch 263

El Portal
Mayor: Daisy Black; NP; Punch 109

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

The Miami Times, November 1-7, 2006 3A

Reginald Clyne, Esq.

What's behind the battle

between Arza and Crew?

It is becoming the fad now to
blame every misbehavior on
alcohol, loudly repent for your
abuse of alcohol and expect for-
giveness. Ralph Arza is the lat-
est Republican to join the "I am
bad because I am a drunk
crowd." State Representative
Ralph Arza, and Congressmen
Foley still have not sought for-
giveness for their real sins.
Congressman Foley has yet to
seek forgiveness from the count-
less Congressional pages that he
abused. Mr. Arza has yet to
apologize to Superintendent
Crew for calling him a "nig-" and
to the general populace for being
a community leader who has
been a closet racist. The alcohol
and anger just peeled back that
civil veneer and revealed the true
nature of Ralph Arza a bully
and racist.
I was watching television cov-
erage of the incident and they
interviewed a Hispanic woman, a
supporter of ,Ralph Arza, who
blamed Mr. Arza's meltdown on
Rudy Crew!!! She is right. This
whole incident is Superintendent
Crew's fault. Damn the man for
being honest and brave enough
to stand up to Ralph Arza.
What is really behind the bat-
tle between Ralph Arza and
Rudy Crew? Is it merely because
Rudy Crew was blessed by God
with a dark complexion? Or is
there something more insidious?
I wondered if this women knew
the truth about the battle
between Superintendent Crew
and State Representative Ralph
The battle began before Dr.
Crew was hired, when Mr. Arza
in his genteel manner let him
know the Republicans run this
state, and that Dr. Crew better
"kiss up" or things would not go
well for him. Apparently,
Governor Bush smoothed that
matter over and convinced Dr.
Crew to come to Miami-Dade
County Public Schools. What
that Hispanic lady does not
know is that Ralph Arza was
using his position as a state rep-
resentative and his job as a "con-
sultant" to, in effect, black mail
school systems. Rudy Crew's
complaint regarding Mr. Arza
was not just about Mr. Arza's use
of a disrespectful racial epitah. It "
had more to it.
State Representative Arza con-
trolled the appropriations for the
school systems of this state. He
wanted Dr. Crew to give no bid
contracts to his friends, which
would make State Representative
Arza "happy" with the clear impli-
cation that Miami Dade County
public schools would be taken
care of by the powerful state rep-
Superintendent Crew reported
this blackmail to the state attor-

ney and FBI. Apparently, the
state attorney's office and FBI are
backlogged and have not gotten
around to working on his com-
plaint or is it political cowardice?
In the meantime, Miami Dade
County public schools lost $160
million in funding when northern
Republican representatives
changed the formula to help their
Mr. Arza let $160 million roll
out of Miami Dade County Public
Schools to, in effect, punish
Superintendent Crew for being
honest. To all the teachers read-
ing this column, do not blame the
superintendent or school board
members for the lower than
expected raises blame Ralph
Arza and the other Republicans
who played politics with our chil-
dren's education. To all the par-
ents, who do not believe your vote
is important, your children suffer
when you let state representa-
tives like Ralph Arza run our gov-
The shame in this situation is
that Dr. Crew's complaint about
the racial epitah and black mail
attempts by State Representative
Arza have been ignored. Ralph
Arza was going on his merry waN
and about to enjoy even more
power when his friend, Mr. Rubic
takes over as the first Cuban
American to lead the House oJ
ilUltimhately like the famous
Greek tragedies, it was pride that
brought state representative
Arza to the ground. He did not
believe that anyone could hold
him accountable for his mis-
deeds. His second message full
of swear words and racial epitahs
was saved and this time their
was no doubt that State
Representative Arza was in fact
cursing and threatening a col-
league, Gus Barreiro, a fellow
Republican. But for that piece of
irrefutable evidence, I assure you
that Gus Barreiro's complaint
like Dr. Crew's complaint would
have been brushed under the
rug. Now,'even the Republican
hierarchy has to react to the state
representative's unseemly behav-
Ralph Arza now makes the
third Republican in as many
months to make racial epitahs in
public. For those of you who
think the need for the NAACP is
dead, I assure you that racism is
alive and well in America. Our
lack of support of critical civil
rights organizations is hurting
The big question is will anyone
ever investigate the coercion of
Rudolph Crew by Ralph Arza. Is
the failure to investigate because
the path will lead to other
Republican power brokers who
are also involved in the black
mail of public school systems?

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Folks are not reacting kindly to some major white organiza-
tions that want to tell them that they are ignorant for voting
'no' on Amendment 4, when few of the millions of anti-smok-
ing campaign dollars are being spent with Black businesses
and community organizations.

People are calling and talking about how off-based the com-
ments were that judicial candidate Melisa Tinkler Mendez
was unfair. Wide support from Senator Frederica Wilson,
Carrie Meek, first Black state Supreme Court Judge Joe
Hatchett, H. T. Smith and the Wilkie Ferguson Bar
Association said she is 'the real deal.'
Black voters in El Portal are talking about the Anglo candi-
date running for Mayor boasting about County Commissioner,
and former El Portal Mayor, Audrey Edmonson supporting
* him over two Black candidates. Two years ago there was a
strong push by Black leaders to keep her as Mayor, but the
effort is not being returned. Stay tuned.

Folks are talking about how the county's pipeline that trans-
fers workers for Commissioners to other comparable county
jobs is not working for Commissioner Edmonson's former
employees that she let go the day after her election.

Hispanic voters are being told by some people that in Ralph
Arza's House District 102 race against a write in can show
Whether they are really disgusted by his language by not vot-
ing at all in that race. The write-in is a friend of Arza. 'No vote'
is the wisest choice. Ask your Hispanic friends about how they

A lot of people are beginning to think that Miami-Dade
School Board candidate Daryl Reaves is completely out of it.
They question why a young man who once had such a bright
political future now fails to realize that his clock has run

Politicos and plain folks are talking about the delay in Ralph
Arza's political case. It seems that today's politicians are real-
ly sensitive to their colleagues, even if he lies to them in pub-
lic and repeatedly calls a Black official nigger. A new legisla-
ture will decide what, if any, punishment Ralph Arza will
receive. This could stretch the decision out until at least the
first round of committee meetings in December.

The Miami-Dade "scandal of the week" belongs to the port
authority and the police department this week. County police at the
Port of Miami-Dade are clocking growing amounts of overtime all
because of a plan some security experts say could have been
changed years ago. Stay tunes.

Moderator Chris Matthews of MSNBC Hardball stole the show, but
Democrat Jim Davis seems to have bested Republican Charlie
Crist in the governor's race broadcast live on national television
Monday night.

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Debit cards at Miami-Dade College cause confusion among students

Student claims MDCOne debit cards are a rip-off

By Brandyss Howard
This year, Miami-Dade College
introduced the new MDCOne
card, as an alternative to receiv-
ing financial aid refunds.
This card gives students the
option of having an FDIC
insured checking account
through OneAccount with a
debit and credit option through

Mastercard. Students can acti-
vate their cards online and
chose how they would like to
receive their financial aid
refunds. According to the
Website, "activating the card
immediately helps avoid any
delays in receiving money owed
to the student by the college."
Many students were confused
about the MDCOne card, think-
ing it was the only way to receive

their refunds. Miami-Dade
College student, Ida Forbes,
recently submitted a written
statement to The Miami Times
and Channel 10's Problem
Solvers regarding the cards. She
claimed that students no longer
receive checks for their financial
aid grants or loans, and that in
order to receive a refund, one
must activate their MDCOne
card online. In an excerpt taken
from her Problem Solver's form,
Forbes states the following:

"Miami-Dade College is using
their students as cash cows.
They are taking our government
refunds and are using a portion
of them to invest in the MDCOne
The Miami Times questioned
MDC's financial aid department
and was told that the debit
cards are not required by the
school, but serve as a means for
students who need their refunds
faster. A representative from the
department stated that the col-

lege processes refunds to stu-
dents within two weeks of the
100 percent refund date of term
and weekly thereafter. Refunds
are mailed to the student's home
address or placed on their debit
card only if requested.
Forbes further claimed that
the charge associated with the
usage of the card is penalizing
students who need their com-
plete financial aid package. She
provided The Miami Times with
receipts showing a terminal fee

usage of a dollar each time
funds were withdrawn.
MDCOne cards are linked to
Mastercard so that if a student
chooses the credit option, there
is no charge. With the debit
option, a pin number is used
and the student is charged a ter-
minal fee if funds are withdrawn
from an ATM that is not linked
to the school. This is similar to
the process with many check
cards like Bank of America and

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, November 1-7, 2006 5A

"Arza should be arrested,"

continued from 1A

conduct against Black people.
"They were called nigger lovers,"
said Dunn.
The Florida House of
Representative Rules Chair,
Dudley Goodlette of Naples,
made the first decision on Rep.
Ralph Arza's use of the word
"nigger" to describe Dr. Crew, as
well as using profane language
to threaten Barreiro, who com-
plained about Arza's conduct.
Instead of making a penalty
recommendation that the pres-
ent Speaker and House can act
upon before they are changed
after the November 7 election

and November 21 Organization
Session, Rules Chair Dudley
Goodlette reported to present
Speaker Allan Bense that a spe-
cial committee of House mem-
bers should be empanelled to
investigate Arza's conduct.
Although Goodlette's report
calls Arza's use of the word 'nig-
ger' and other "harsh words"
toward complaining Rep. Gus
Barreiro, "abhorrent," he decid-
ed that the House needed to
seek more information and hear
from Arza before making a rec-
ommendation. The House can
do nothing or can remove him.
The six members of the
panel, which Goodlette will
chair, include two Black legis-

says Senator Wilson

lators from Jacksonville, Terry
Fields, a Democrat, and
Jennifer Carroll, a
Republican. There are four
Republicans and two
Democrats on the panel. The
first meeting of the panel is
scheduled for today at 12:00
p.m. in Room 404 of The
House Office Building in the
Capitol. The members were
noticed for up to three days of
meetings. Should the panel
conclude and offer a recom-
mendation, the House can act
on it prior to the November 21
Organizational Session.
Criminal investigations are
continuing and not based
upon the House's procedure.

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The 2006 tax roll of Miami-Dade County is now open for collection.
Property taxes as assessed from January 1 through December 31 become
payable on November 1,
Early Payment Discounts:
4% if paid by November 30, 2006
3% if paid by December 31, 2006
2% if paid by January 31, 2007
1% if paid by February 28, 2007
No discount if paid in March
Property taxes become delinquent on April 1
Failure to pay property taxes will result in additional interest, fees,
and penalties and could result in loss of property.
When the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or legal Holiday,
payments must be made in person to the Tax Collector's Office by the
next working day.
Payment can be made:
Online by E-check at:
By Mail discounts on current taxes are determined by
postmark date
In Person at either of our two locations:

Tax Collector's Main Office
140 West Flagler Street, 1st Floor
Miami, FL 33130
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:0

Tax Collector's South Branch Office
10710 S.W. 211 Street, Room 104
Miami, FL 33189
0 p.m. (excluding legal Holidays)

Make checks payable to: Miami-Dade County Tax Collector
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
(Payment must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. Bank)
To view amount due or make payment via E-checking, visit the county's
website at: (Please note: E-checking is not
available for tangible personal property tax payments)

For Property Tax information call: 305-270-4916 or visit
-. lan H. Yorty
. Tax Collector
Miami-Dade County


"No, they -
should not.
The way I see
it, Blacks have
been in this
city for a long
time and who-
ever comes
along should
be able to
adapt to the
language that is already in
place. I don't think it's fair that
people can't get a decent job
these days just because they
aren't bilingual. It's not right."

"I don't
think that jobs
should be lim-
ited to Blacks
because we
don't speak
should be able
to have what-
ever type of job
they please as long as they're
qualified. When I say qualified, I
don't mean speaking a different
.language, I'm talking about
what's in their head."

November 1
1847: The North Star newspaper was
established in Rochester, New York.
1910: First issue of Crisis published.
The Crisis became the primary informa-
tion source of the NAACP and was estab-
lished by its intellectual leader, Dr. W. E. B.
1942: Johnson Publishing Company
founded by John H. Johnson with the pub-
lication of Negro Digest.
1945: First issue of Ebony magazine
published. John Johnson's business
empire became the most widely distrib-
uted and most popularly read national
magazine about Black people. The first
issue sold 25,000 copies.
November 2
1868: First Black person elected to
Congress, John W. Menard of Louisiana,
defeated a white candidate.


"Many span-
ish speaking
people are in
power and
that's just the
way it is. Do I
believe that
Blacks should
be withheld
from jobs
because they
aren't bilin-
gual? No. Unfortunately that is
the way it is and for us to be
able to do what we have to do in
Miami, we have to learn their

"Hell no. Why
should we have
to adapt to
these people
that have come
from a different
country. This
is our city and
it's stupid that .
many of us
can't even get a decent job
because we don't speak span-
ish. Many times, when you call
a business, you have these
spanish people that can't even
speak english. Do you think
that's fair? This place is corrupt
and we're just getting the short

1983: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth-
day became a national holiday when
President Reagan signed the bill into law.
November 3
1750: Jean-Batiste-Point DuSable, a
Black pioneer and trader, founded a settle-
ment that became the city of Chicago.
1896: South Carolina State College was
established in Drangeburg. SCS was the
site of a massacre of Black students dur-
ing the turbulent 1960's.
November 4
1879: T Elkins patented the refrigerat-
ing apparatus.
November 5
1836: Theo Wright became the first
Black person to obtain a theology degree
in the U.S.
1901: Etta Moten Barnett, one of the
first successful Black Broadway actresses
was born.

Should jobs be limited to Blacks that do

1974: Walter E. Washington was elect-
ed the first Black Mayor of Washington,
November 6
1746: Absalom Jones, who rose from
slavery to become the first Black
Episcopal priest and to found the first
Black Episcopal Church, was born in
Sussex, Delaware.
1868: Jonathan Gibbs, minister and
educator, was appointed the first Black
secretary of State by the Florida Governor.
The second did not occur for over a centu-
ry later when Miami lawyer Jesse J.
McCrary was appointed Secretary of State
by Governor Reuben Askew
November 7
1876: Meharry Medical College was
established at Central Tennessee College
1989: David Dinkins was elected the
first Black Mayor of New York City.

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not speak spanish?
end of the stick."

"No, I don't
think Blacks
should be lim-
ited because
we don't speak
spanish. I do
know that if we
don't start to
learn the lan-
guage, we will
be worse of in
the future than we are now. It's
really messed up though
because a lot of those spanish
people can't speak a lick of eng-


"What you
think? Of
course not. We
have always
been deprived
of getting the
best of many
things and
this is just
another way to
keep the Black
man at a
mediocre, level. How can we be
forced to speak another lan-
guage because someone from a
different country came over

This Week November 1-7

The Governing Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized Area will hold a public
hearing on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 NW First Street, Miami, Florida. The MPO Board will consider the following items:
1. FY 2007 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments
A. Village of Key Biscayne Pedestrian Improvements
This amendment will reflect local funding from the Village of Key Biscayne in the amount of 1 million dollars to
advance the project from 2011 to 2007.
B. Snake Creek Bike Path Lighting from NE 15 Ave. to NE 19 Ave.
This amendment will allow the City of North Miami Beach to utilize previously programmed federal funds in the
amount of $34,024 for above project.
In addition to the above amendments, the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) District 6 Tentative Five-Year
Work Program for Fiscal Year 2007/08 2011/12 will be presented to the MPO Governing Board for endorsement.
All interested parties are invited to attend. For copies of the TIP and/or further information, please contact the MPO Secretariat,
Stephen P Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, Suite 910, Miami, Florida 33128, phone: (305) 375-4507;
e-mail:; website: www.miamidade.oov/mpo. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all
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Constitutional amendments: An opinion

By Val Screen, Esq.
Special to The Times

Help me Howard,
the consumer
alert series,
attempts to
resolve common
business dis-
putes with brief
and understandable legal
advice after an alleged harm
has been done. This column,
Breaking the Code, will present
seemingly complex .topics,
demystify them and analyze
current issues to help preserve
and protect our community's
collective well being.
The Bible tells us at Proverbs
4:7 "Wisdom is the principal
thing; therefore get wisdom; and
with all thy getting get under-
standing." Do you understand
the proposed November 7 ballot
questions intended to change
the Florida Constitution? What
does the county ballot question
seek to do? What is the poten-
tial impact of these questions
upon the Black community?
There are six proposals to
amend the state constitution on
Tuesday's ballot. There is also
one county question. All contain
language that evokes sympathy
in some and outrage in others.
This basic summary is our
effort to find and face the.facts.

Suggests changes to the state
budget process. This question
seeks to stop legislators from
depending upon too much one-
time or non-recurring general
revenue to pay for long-term
expenses and commitments. At
first glance, Amendment One
reads like a good idea. However,
it also proposes to set up cer-
tain exceptions to the proposed
rule that are unacceptable. For
example, the full text of
Amendment One allows for
budget changes to be made
without review and approval by
the full Legislature, which may
include your Representative.
Such an exception reminds
one of taxation without repre-
sentation because elected offi-

cials who represent South
Florida's Black communities
lose authority as a result of
Amendment One.

Proposes to increase the mar-
gin of victory requirement for
constitutional amendments
placed on the ballot by citizen
signatures. Television cam-
paign ads paid for by "Protect
Our Constitution, Inc." urge a
yes vote on Amendment Three
by criticizing citizen initiatives
as the cause of embarrassing
and costly statewide mandates
on Florida's books. However,
Amendment Three has no
redeeming value because it
threatens the ultimate power of
the people to govern ourselves.
Win by simple majority is a sim-
ple concept that motivates and
mobilizes public participation in
government, especially when
elected officials do not widely
champion sensitive issues like
limits on class size or restora-
tion of felons' rights. Majority
rule ain't broke, so there is no
need to fix it.

Suggests a new spending rule.
It requires that the Legislature
budget not less than 15 percent
of a state tobacco settlement
fund toward anti-smoking pro-
grams. As with Amendment
One, at first glance, Amendment
Four reads as a good idea.
However, Amendment Four
requires legislators to guarantee
millions in spending on pro-
grams whose effectiveness are
difficult to 'measure. Because
the Black community suffers
disproportionately from health
risks associated with smoking,
parental and personal responsi-
bility must play a more central
role in reducing such self-
destructive behavior. Also,
Black businesses and organiza-
tions have received little of the
millions of dollars already

Proposes to give additional
property tax relief to qualified,
low-income senior citizens by

increasing their homestead
exemptions by $25,000, subject
to municipal or county
approval. The proposed
$25,000 of additional property
tax relief is on top of the existing
$25,000 homestead exemption
for seniors granted by many, if
not most, of Florida's 67 coun-
ties. The proposed Amendment
"double dips" and could result
in the continuing loss of rev-
enue to support basic govern-
mental, social, health and simi-
lar services as more and more
of the state's population lives
beyond the promise of three
score and ten years.
Amendment Six is an idea
whose time has already come.

Proposes to establish a prop-
erty tax discount for veterans
permanently disabled by com-
bat-related injuries. Eligible
veterans must have received an
honorable discharge. Both
Amendment Six and Seven tar-
get sympathetic constituencies
(i.e. low-income elderly and dis-
abled veterans) but both
Amendments will contribute to
a shift in tax burden from the
sympathetic to all other proper-
ty owners, landlords and
renters to whom those unpaid
housing costs are passed.
Amendment Seven is reported
to have less of an annual impact
on local revenues than
Amendment Six but earns the
same recommendation.
An idea whose time has
already come and has been
completed. The Amendment
seeks to prevent misuse of gov-
ernmental eminent domain
powers. Amendment Eight
would prevent transfer of pri-
vate property through govern-
mental pass-through from one
private entity to another.
Fortunately, the Legislature has
already provided for such pro-
Each of the proposed constitu-
tional Amendment questions
will be asked statewide and
applied throughout the state of
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Tents provide homes for many displaced residents in shantytown

continued from 1A

demand, leave us alone. We will
continue to build our city. Our
objective is not just to make a
statement, it is to directly pro-
vide housing to poor Black peo-
ple, to do for our community
what the government and mar-
ket are unwilling and incapable
of doing," said Rameau.
Banners reading "Take Back
the Land," "We are housing for
the people by the people" and
"Free the land by any means
necessary" were placed along
tents that will be used to house
homeless citizens in the com-
munity. This 'shantytown' has
gotten the attention of organi-
zations such as the Fort
Lauderdale Chapter of Food Not
Bombs and Hope for the
Homeless and Hopeless, who
have committed to providing
food and shelter.
Several residents in the low-
income apartment complex
connected to the lot collected
and donated money and sleep-
ing supplies. "The community
response has been great," said
Rameau. He also stated that he
and other community activists
have come out of their own
pocket to contribute to the
'shantytown' and that the
group has received no financial
assistance from the govern-
The lot was taken over with-
out the knowledge of city offi-
cials, even though it is primari-
ly owned by The City of Miami.
City police officers initially tried
to remove the protesters from
the location by threatening
arrests while taking down
license plate numbers from
cars that were parked on the
However; their efforts were
unsuccessful due to an ACLU
case that was settled in 1998.
Pottinger vs. the City of Miami
prohibits Miami police from
arresting homeless people
engaged in "life sustaining con-
duct," which includes sleeping
or eating on a public location
where no other shelter is avail-
able. "They-tried to evict us, but
having done the research in

advance, we had lawyers con-
firm that the law was on our
side," said Rameau. Reports
indicate, that as long as the
group does not affect traffic
flow or damage the property,
they are legally protected. "We
must show that the concept of
direct people control over land
is an idea with support," said
Ronnie Holmes, a homeless
citizen who is now being
housed at the lot, told The
Miami Times that before this
community effort, he was liv-
ing in the bushes nearby. "I
have never been lazy, I am will-
ing to work. My situation was
due to circumstances beyond
my control," said Holmes. He
also stated that having a place
where his children can visit
him is his number one priority
and he will assist the protest-
ers in building shelter to assist
other homeless citizens.
Community advocate,
Bernard Dyer, told The Miami
Times that the protest shows
that coalitions are willing to
come together and tackle the
housing crisis by taking mat-
ters into their own hands. He
also stated that the effort Is
very eerie because of its histor-
ical significance, noting the
riots that took place on this
very location after the assassi-
nation of Dr. Martin Luther
"This has been a key corner
in Liberty City. It is an urban
institute laboratory," said
Dyer. Amanda Seaton, a com-
munity volunteer, told The
Miami Times that the site is
also in need of volunteers. "It's
important for people in the
community to come together
right now," said Seaton.
Ada Rojas from the City of
Miami Community Relations
Department drove out to the
site on Thursday to hear the
concerns of the protesters.
"Administration is concerned
because this Is not a safe envi-
ronment. We are sympathetic
to your cause. We are here to
listen and understand," said
Rojas. Several residents
expressed their frustration
regarding the lack of housing

Community activists,

disgruntled residents

and homeless

citizens express

concerns to Ada

Rojas from The City

of Miami.

that has been replenished on
the site. They also stated that
several surrounding apart-
ment complexes are falling
. Rojas agreed to take pictures
of some of those apartments
after hearing a resident com-
plain that her bathroom wall
was caving in and her child
was being bitten by roaches.
Protester Brian Dennis told
Rojas that many residents
were also outraged that
Commissioner Spence-Jones
had not been out to the site.
Rameau issued a press
release on Friday asking for
support in the -manner of
online petitions and donations
noting that social movements
emerge, survive and thrive

through the work of the com-
munity and the support of peo-
ple of good conscience. "The
powers-that-be are not pleased
that a bunch of poor people
and activists have taken over
the land they want to develop
for the benefit of the rich. We
know they are planning the
best way to force us off the
property. Therefore, we are
asking for support," said
Commissioner Spence-Jones
responded to The Miami Times
questions about affordable
housing complaints. "No one is
working harder than I am to
address the housing for low
income citizens. From the
moment that I assumed office I
have made housing my num-

ber one priority," said Spence-
Jones. She told The Miami
Times that she has met with
numerous developers to dis-
cuss building low-income,
affordable and workforce

housing in her district. She also
shared, in addition to an
announced $30 million dollar
initiative by the CRA to address
low-income housing in
Overtown, she is presently
working with the Liberty City
Trust to work toward building
more housing in the Liberty
City area.
Spence-Jones further told The
Miami Times that she is working
on projects such as the Lotus
House and Sommerville
women's shelters, along with
Habitat for Humanity to devise
a ten-step mentoring program
and address the needs of home-
less women. Two of these
women will be moving into
Habitat for Humanity houses
within the next month. "I've also
met with property owners and
contractors to rehab existing
units," said Spence-Jones.
In response to statements
that she has not visited the
'shantytown,' Spence-Jones
said that it doesn't mean that
she's not concerned; but that
she is spending a considerable
amount of her efforts to get low-
income housing built so that
those who are in 'shantytown'
can have housing whether it is
rental or ownership. "I under-
stand the frustration of those
who have camped out in 'shan-
tytown,' and I was equally dis-
mayed by the county housing
scandal that was revealed a
couple of months ago. I have
been in office barely a year and
I believe that the fruits of my
efforts will begin to result in
homes that some of the resi-
dents of shantytown will be able
to live in," said Spence-Jones.

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Proposed amendments impact Black community

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Florida if approved, but there is
one more question to answer
on the November 7 ballot that
applies to residents of Miami-
Dade County only. The county
question asks whether the
Board of County

Commissioners may contract
to establish an entertainment
district at Metrozoo that would
include, among other commer-
cial uses, a water theme park,
hotel and family entertainment
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public land that could be put to
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Article shows sons appreciation

continued from 1A
My dad is very cool. We spend
a lot of time together. He gets me
ice cream at the mall. He takes
me to important meetings. We go
to the movies. The best part is we
go on trips. He also teaches me
how to be polite. He teaches me
what to do like being a good boy
and what not to do-like stealing.
He loves me so much that if I
got lost he would risk his life
for me. Why? Because he loves
me. I am his son and he treats.
me very well. He also takes me
to places that kids never get to
go. I actually got to see that
Black Eyed Peas! My father is
great. When I was ten minutes
old he was standing next to
me, helping me. Deep in his

heart he loves me very much
and he will take care of me for-
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Come and Go . .
Well at least some of them

community whose economy is
driven by tourism.
Asks permission from the
public to put land that is not
environmentally sensitive up
for competition and manage-

ment. This question is easily
answered by the Black commu-
nity, which can rarely afford to
reject solid job creation oppor-
tunities. Miami-Dade County
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First Black to attend University of

Mississippi honored by city of Miami

Racial integration icon James
Meredith visited Miami on
October 23rd and was awarded
the City of Miami's
Distinguished Visitor's Award
by Commissioner Tomas
Regalado. Regalado's Chief of
Staff, Tony Crapp, Jr., accom-
panied Meredith and Regalado
as did city staffer Ray Caravil,
Meredith is remembered as a
brave 29-year-old U. S. Air
Force veteran who became the
first Black student at the
University of Mississippi on
October 1, 1962. Originally he
attempted to enter when the
school year opened on
September 20, 1962. But
Meredith's attendance, which
was opposed by then racist
Mississippi Governor Ross
Barnett, was barred by school
administrators. His presence
sparked riots on the Oxford
campus and required federal
troops and U.S. Marshal sent by

President John F. Kennedy.
The riots led to violent clashes

between racist opposition and
federal authorities, left two civil-
ians dead, 48 soldiers injured
and 30 U.S. Marshals with gun
wounds. Meredith was eventu-
ally admitted but had to be
accompanied by U.S. Marshals

when he attended class.
Meredith's actions are regard-

ed as a pivotal event in the his-
tory of integration and civil
rights. He graduated on August
18, 1963. Prior to integrating
'Ole Miss,' Meredith attended
Jackson State College, an
HBCU, for two years.

'Baby Daddy' can contest paternity with DNA test up to age 18

continued from 1A
of Tallahassee was the law's
prime sponsor. Richardson
said his bill "brings fairness
back to the process. It was
obviously unfair to these men
and in some instances their
The Florida Department of
Revenue, which collects some

child support payments, issued
statistics that showed 30 per-
cent of the 15,494 men target-
ed in paternity proceedings last
year were found not to be the
biological father.
The average cost of raising a
child in a single parent house-
hold last year was $609.86,
according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Some child advocacy and

female organizations are
opposing the change because
of the impact on the child.
The law does not provide for
the man who has paid child
support to recover payments
he has already made. He also
does not have a legal action
under the paternity fraud law,
although he may sue for fraud-
ulent conduct against him in
civil courts.

School Board runoff pits Reaves against Stinson

continued from 1A
managed to raise the most
campaign contributions in the
amount of $178,775, according
to his report filed for
September 30 October 13.
Reaves raised $6,827.20 as of
the September 16-29 report,
the last campaign report he's
From previous races, Reaves
owes nearly $60,000 in fines to

the Florida Election, and an
additional $1,300 for this
school board race due to tardy
campaign finance reports.
On October 26, Reaves paid
$5,000 to settle an arrest war-
rant issued for a $28,000 child
support acerage.
The candidate elected will
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School Board for four years.
The school board of the fourth
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include planning, evaluating,
and formulating written goals
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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PULSE honors civil rights legend Dr. Joseph Lowery

By Kaila Heard
kheard(i miamitimesonline.comn
PULSE's Seventh Annual
Community Awards Gala hon-
ored civil rights icon Dr.
Joseph L. Lowery last Sunday
at a Key Biscayne restaurant.
PULSE was organized after


the Miami riots of 1980 to
unite low and moderate
income citizens. Its member-
ships include churches and
civic organizations throughout
Miami-Dade County.
Its mission is to ensure jus-

tice and provide a voice for the
Black community, said former
State Senator and Lt. Governor
candidate Daryl Jones, who
was awarded PULSE's
Leadership Award.
The evening's theme "25
Years of Preserving the Rights
of the Underprivileged" suited
the Lifetime Leadership Award
presented to Lowery, also the
keynote speaker. The retired
minister co-founded the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference with Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., the organiza-
tion that became the back
bone for the civil rights move-
ment. Lowery continued his
activism and became co-
founder and former president
of the Black Leadership
Forum, a consortium of Black
advocacy groups.
But before his list of accom-
plishments could be complet-
ed, the feisty 85-year-old could
resist the podium no longer
and truncated his own intro-
duction. Lowery also cut the
audience's applause short,
with his trademark joke, "sit
down, before I take up an
The retired minister warned
that these are perilous times,
when fear forces people to seek
security rather than truth.
"Blacks doing a modified lap

dance with our oppressors,"
said Lowery, "find themselves
in collusion with the religious
and political right."
Unfortunately, Lowery said,
you could ask ten people who
their state legislator is and
only four of them would know

who represents them. A griev-
ous mistake since the state
legislature affects them direct-
ly "in the bathroom, kitchen
and bedroom."
Yet 'the dean of civil rights'
reminded the audience that
hope is on the horizon, citing

the surprisingly close race
between former Mayor Bob
Corker and Black congress-
man Harold Ford Jr., for the
Tennessee United States
Senate race as one sign.
Blacks are in a peculiar posi-
tion to save the soul of

America, said Lowery.
Other PULSE honorees
included Miami Heat power
forward Udonis Haslem. who
received the Community
Award and Congressman Jim
Davis, who received the
Courage Award.

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for Sawyers Walk, 58-year-old
house wife Betty Mullins,
explained that even with the
possibility of gentrification, the
benefit would still out weigh the
bad. It would be very good, said
Mullins, for at least some of the
residents "to get out of the
S The Overtown of today cre-
S* ates a stark contrast to the

ly in its heyday in the 40s and
50s. Even under the political,
social, and economic restric-
tions of Jim Crow, which also
included forcing Blacks to live
in the area west of the train
tracks, Overtown became a
self-sustaining community.
Black-owned groceries, furni-
ture stores, barbershops,
hotels and exotic nightclubs
attracted celebrities such as
Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker
and Zora Neal Hurston. With.
residents varying from doctors,
I U lawyers, laborers, politicians,
- to police officers, Overtown was
a mixed-housing area before
e rs the term was coined for general
public use.
Yet as time passed and segre-
gation ended, Overtown began
to lose its allure. The city's
decision to build two interstate
highways through the heart of
Overtown displaced many resi-
dents. Urban renewal projects
and civil disturbances further
depopulated Overtown. A city
- that once boasted a population
of 40,000 has watched its num-
bers dwindle to about 8,000.
And the flight of the middle
class has caused the median
income of Overtown to decrease
rs to $13, 211, according to the
rs 2000 U.S. Census report.
However, as the American
suburban flight slows, people
)fthem once again turn their attention
to the city. "There are middle-
class African-Americans," said
Mark Coats, president of South
Florida Urban Consultants and
a Crosswinds adviser, "who are
looking to come back to
Crosswinds is for outsiders,
said Power U activist Denise
Perry, not for the residents of
Ted Weitzel agrees. The presi-

dent of Poinciana Village, the
developer in conjunction with
Sawyer's Walk said, they were
mandated to build middle-class
"There are some people who
are never going to afford afford-
able housing," said
Commissioner Tomas Regalado,
the lone dissenting vote against
Crosswinds, "it's our responsi-
bility to protect both segments
of the population."
Crosswinds remains just one
development project of many
aimed at revitalizing Overtown.
"[We] need to consider what
needs to happen from a wholis-
tic stand point," said
Commissioner Michelle Spence
Partly to address the housing
shortage and to address the
amount of affordable housing

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Legislative Delegation
"Working Together for Miami-Dade"

The Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation has scheduled three public
hearings in preparation of the upcoming legislative session. The hearings
will be held in the north, south and central parts of Miami-Dade County.

Monday, November 13, 2006
Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers
111 NW 1st Street, 2nd FL
9:00 a.m. 12 Noon
Monday, December 11, 2006
Miami-Dade College
North Campus-(2147)
11380 NW 27th Avenue
9:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Monday, December 18, 2006
Miami-Dade College
Kendall Campus -(6120)
11011 SW 104 Street
9:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon

In order to be placed on the official agenda, please contact the Miami-Dade County Legislative
Delegation Office and request a "Participant Request Form (PRF). Each individua/organization will
be allotted a total of three minutes to discuss the item(s) of interest The 26 copies of the PRF
and 26 copies of all supporting documents must be 3-holed punched and received in the
Legislative Delegation Office no later than 7 working days prior to the public hearing you wish to
Due to the possible calling of a Special Session, dates and times are tentative and subject
to change. If you have any questions regarding the format of the public hearing, please call our
office at 305-3754088.

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to be included in the
Crosswinds deal,
Commissioner Spence-Jones,
who is also chairperson for the
City of Miami's Community
Redevelopment Agency,
announced with Mayor Manny
Diaz on Tuesday, October 24 a
commitment that $30 million
dollars in Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
funding would be set aside to
build affordable, middle-
income, and work force hous-
ing in Overtown within the
boundaries of NW Sixth St.,
NW 11 St., NW First Avenue,
and NW Fifth Avenue.
"If nothing is put in
Overtown, nothing is going to
happen," said Commissioner
Angel Gonzalez Thursday,
when he cast his vote 'yes'
for Crosswinds.

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Still focused on the 'Son'

A few weeks ago, I talked
about losing your focus, and
ultimately, losing your joy. The
enemy would like to control
what you feel is important to
you. When something is
important to you, and you can-
not have it, then you are
inclined to feel sad about it.
This is why Jesus told us in
Matthew 6: 24 34, not to
worry about our necessities.
Our Father, who is responsible

for providing for His children,
knows as any good parent the
things that His children have
need of. When we worry, it not
only affects us physically, but it
affects us emotionally and spir-
itually as well.
I have told the story before
about a young girl and her per-
spective on the world; I think
that this is a good time to
repeat the story. A writer and
speaker told a story about his

daughter who was about 4-
years-old at the time, and trav-
eling on an airplane for the first
time. He allowed her to sit next
to the window so that she could
have a good view as the plane
took off. He said that she was
so amazed at the diminishing
size of everything as the plane
flew higher and higher.
Excitedly, she pointed down,
and said, "daddy, look, 'wid-
dle' people, 'widdle' houses,
and 'widdle' cars!" Her father
explained to her that the peo-
ple, houses and cars were not
'little,' but the same size as
their house, car and family.
She looked at him a bit con-
fused, then looked out of the
window again and shook her

head as she once again gazed
down at the now disappearing
world below. Once again, she
remarked with conviction,
'widdle' cars, 'widdle' people
and 'widdle' houses. Her
father said that he was unable
to convince her that the
objects and people that she
saw were of normal propor-
tions. But as he sat back in
his seat, the Lord began to
speak to him and told him
that his daughter should have
taught him a very simple, yet
powerful and attitude chang-
ing lesson. The higher you get
to the 'Son,' the smaller the
world around you will become.
Yes, the cars, houses and
people were of the same size in

the air as they were on the
ground, but they looked
smaller and smaller until they
were no longer visible. So
should our problems be? Yes,
they are the same problems.
The same undermining co-
worker is still at your place of
employment, the same teach-
ers seem to be harassing you,
the mortgage and car note are
still due and your body still
aches and is not cooperating.
But the closer you get to the
Savior, the smaller those prob-
lems will seem. An intimate,
close relationship with the
Lord might not make your
problems go away, or guaran-
tee you a promotion and raise,
or lower your bills, but it does

guarantee you peace. It does
guarantee you a comfort that I
cannot fully explain in this
Set your sight on the things
above. Don't take your prob-
lems to the altar, cry bitter,
angry, fearful tears and then
wipe your face, pick them
back up again and take them
with you. My mother used to
say, "I'm going to take my
problems to the good Lord,
and leave them right there."
In fact, that is exactly what
Jesus wants us to do accord-
ing to I Peter 5:7. As you draw
closer to the Lord, you can
rejoice and say 'widdle' -bills,
'widdle' boss, 'widdle' pain and
big God!


Pastor Cora Richardson of
N.J.P.H. Ministries, Inc., is
having a Miracle and
Deliverance services every
Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
******** *
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.

Women's Ministries of
Bethany S.D.A. Church
invites you to a spirit filled
weekend including a concert
and workshop starting on

Saturday, November 4.
Elder Pastor Reginald
Wilkerson of God Work God
Way invites you to worship the
Lord on November 3, at 7:30

Bible Baptist Church cele-
brates Reverend P. Fitzgerald
Readon, Sr., Third Pastoral
Anniversary, starting on
November 9-12.

There will be a Sista 2 Sista
Conference starting on
Thursday, November 9 to
Saturday, November 11 at
Mount Carmel Missionary

Baptist Church.

The African Methodist
Episcopal Church invites you
to come out and worship on
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

The Ebenezer United
Methodist Church invites you
to come worship as they
honor, salute and pay special
tribute to the men and women
of the Armed forces. The serv-
ice will take place on
November 12 at 11 a.m. The
attire for the event is military
or civilian dress.

The New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church
will be having their annual
Fellowship Banquet on
November 4. Also, on November

12, you are cordially invited to
their Annual fellowship Day,
from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

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

Mt. Tabor Baptist Church
invites you to their Annual
Celebration of Recovery. The
Substance Abuse Ministry will
take place on Friday, November
17 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church
starting at 7 p.m.

The Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church of Coconut
Grove invites you to their

Church Memorial Service on
Sunday, November 19 at 4 p.m.

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 Hall.

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.

The Voices of Wisdom
Choir celebrates their 9th

Anniversary by planning a
trip to the Holy Land in
Orlando on November 18. For
more information, please call

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.

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

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The Economic Opportunity
Program Institute (E.O.P.I) is
asking everyone out who is
interested in correcting corrup-
tion and misuse of taxpayers
money. There will be a proces-
sional march over town to this
effect on November 10 from 9
a.m. 2 p.m. Starting from
2018 NW First Ave to 111 NW
First Street.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority,
Inc., is currently recruiting
sixth grade students for their
community outreach mentor-
ship program, The Gems and
Gents Enrichments Project. For
more information, please con-
tact Felicia Lewis-Turner at

Breakthrough Deliverance
& Healing Prayer Ministries is
sponsoring a Prayer summit.
Their target audience is moth-
ers and families that have lost
loved ones because of voilence.
The prayer summit will take
place at The Church of God of
Prophecy, located at 16801 NW
19th Avenue, on Saturday,
November 4 from 9 a.m. to 2

The Miami Dade Enterprise
Community Center
announces their free business
seminars for November. The
free seminar will allow those
that complete the, seminar
series to receive, the ECC
Certificate Program.. For more
4 Information, call 305-579-

will be having a free concert
chorale on November 5, at 3
p.m. The concert will take
place at Temple Isreal Arts,
located at 137 NE 19th Street.
For more information, go to or call
Alan Mason at 305-759-0505.

The Miami-Dade
Department of Business
Development will hold a
reception 6 p.m. November 8 at
the Continental National Bank
of Miami to kick off its new pro-
gram that gurantees loans
Community Small Business
Enterprise (CSBE) and Samll
Business Enterprise (SBE).
Loans may range from $25,000
to $250,000. Eligible candi-
dates must have a County con-
tract award and be in good
standing with the community.
For assistance, please call 305-

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 upcom-
ing programs and projects for
junior golfers of all ages.

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. The pro-
gram offers the one time $100 -
$200 credit on a first come,
first serve basis.For more infor-
mation, 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 -
Become a Mentor**! Be ****a Big
Become a Mentor! Be a Big

Brother/Big Sister. Volunteer
one hour a week or two outings
per month. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-644-0066.
******** *
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.
Please turn to CALENDAR 18B

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* Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
Business In The Black

Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management
Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother

M-F at 2:00pm

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

Nu Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc.
Host a Luncheon with a Purpose

NU Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc. celebrated their "Founders
Day" by hosting a Luncheon with a Purpose, Supporting our At Risk
Youth, on Saturday, October 21, at El Palacio Sports Hotel. Our keynote
speaker was Dr. Sandra Shannon, CEO of Leadership Dimensions, Inc.
Training and Performance Management Company. Dr. Shannon's dynamic
presentation highlighted the benefits of mentoring our youth and the impact
a show of support has on their younglives

Jonathan Parker

Breast cancer awareness was also highlighted as our health-watch
observance for the month. Nu Chapter member, Cynthia Peacock, delivered
a brilliant presentation as she addressed the facts and stressed the
importance of periodic breast exams.
The Exodus Dance Team, from the University of Central Florida, and
Soloist, Jonathan Parker provided entertainment.
Nu Chapter's President, Geraleen Evans and the chapter's members wish to
thank our many supporters of this event.

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FMU to host Family Empowerment Conference

By Brandyss Howard
Florida Memorial University
will host its first annual Family
Empowerment Conference and
Community Empowerment
Fair from November 9th to
November 11th. This three-day
event, with sponsorship from
The Children's Trust, is an
effort to address how policy
makers, families, and commu-
nity leaders can work together
to address violence in the com-
munity. According to the infor-
mational flyer released by

FMU, "the forum
is guided by the
belief that socie-
ty is made up of
interrelated sys-
tems, each of
which provides
for, and is
reliant on, the
officials, clergymen, communi-
ty organizations, and families
will come together to discuss
how elected officials, churches,
schools, health systems and
justice departments can edu-

cate and
empower fami-
lies against vio-
lence. Mary
Williams, FMU
Dean of the Arts
and Sciences,
told The Miami
Times that dur-
ing the confer- FETTERMEN
ence, selected
scholars and presenters will
address issues incorporating
research, practice, community
action, parental involvement,
and other issues identified in
national and local studies on

families in Miami-Dade
County. "I think of the family
as the primary socializing
agent of society and the princi-
ple source of social control
within the community," said
During the first two days,
empowerment evaluation
workshops will be' conducted
with keynote speakers Dr.
Andrew Billinglsey, professor of
Sociology and African
American studies at the
University of South Carolina
and Dr. David Fettermen,
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dedication at

True Light

True Light Holiness Church,
5176 N.W. 17 Avenue will cele-
brate their church dedication
starting Sunday, November 12
at 4 p.m. and Monday-Friday,
November 13-17 at 8 p.m.
Ending on Saturday,
November 18 at 7 p.m.
You are invited to witness
this great event.
For more information, call

Bishop Aaron and
Mother Pernerva Curry

Unity in the community service

The 93rd Street Community
Baptist Church, 2330 NW 93rd
Street, invites you to a "Unity in
the Community Service"
Tuesday, November 7 from 12-1l
This service is to motivate our
community to get out and Vote.
There will be praise and wor-
ship and Pastor Carl Johnson
will delivered message geared
ward good government.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, please
call the church at 305-836-

Pastor Carl Johnson

Many Groups and Choirs from the
South Florida community will be in attendance.


16B The Miami Times, November 1-7, 2006 BasMtorlhrODs

Stolen or lost? Bush's reelection: The

biggest crime in the history of a nation

Much of America has been
left unable to face the reality
that the Election of 2004
was stolen. So in all likeli-
hood, unless something rad-

ical is done, 2008 will be
stolen too.
FACT: President Bush
received 286 electoral
votes, 16 more than the 270

needed to win. Thus, with-
out Ohio's 20 votes, he
would not have been re-
FACT: Research has
been done by examining a
very wide range of sworn
testimonies from voters,
polling officials and others
close to the administration
of the Election; by statistical
analysis of the certified vote
by mathematicians, election
experts and independent
research teams who have
conducted detailed studies
of the results in Ohio, New

Mexico, Florida and else-
where; from experts who
studied the voting machines,
tabulators and other elec-
tronic equipment on which
a fair vote count has depend-
ed. It is almost certain that
the 2004 Election was not an
honest victory for George W.
FACT: Crucial flaws in the
national vote count, most
importantly in Ohio, New
Mexico and Florida, indicate
that John Kerry was most
likely the actual winner, as
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/ 93rd Street Community Apostolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, Ine.
Missionary Baptist Church 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street
2330 N.W. 93"' Street 305-836-1224 305-688-1612
305-836-0942 Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719 3
New time for T.V. Program Order of Services:
Order of Services FOR HOPE FOR TODAY Sun...9:30 a.m....(Sunday School)
7:30 a.m. Ealy Morning Worship 1il.t.0 In 1COWsi .111.23 Walk in the Word Ministry
I1 a.m.1..Morning Woirship s. a.-3 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. Worship Service..............l I a.m.
Evening Worship Wed.- Inlevessol Prayer9 am.- 12 p.m. Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
E n Monming Service ................ m. Wed..l I a.m..Intercessory Prayer
I & 3r Sunday ........6 p.m. Sun.1- Eve. Worship ........... 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Class........12 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 pan. iTues. Prayer Meeting.. 7:30 p.i, Wed. Bible Class. 7 p..
website: Fri.- Bible Study ......... 7:30 p... 7 p.m.

/Faith Evangelistic Praise &\
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
Sniiday Schtii l...................9:30)
S1in. Monning Woship ........... II a.m.
Tues. Piyer..................... 6 p.m.
Schil o Wisdom...........6:30 p.m.
He.lin &. Deliveniice Siv...7:3) pjn.
WctiSul.S Manii (plMnyer)l......5 I n.
Friday Youth Night .................7 pin.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
iricndslnippiaycrr l lelIsoui t hi.nel
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
. Order or services
I toulr of Prayei.. 6:30) a.nm.
Early Morning Worshii ....7:30 a.m.
Sunday Seou.. .....9:30 i.
M io n g WoishI ............. .11 1.
Yulli Minisiy Slidy.....Wed..... p.m.
Prayer/Bible Sltdy....Wed.......7 p.m.
Noonday Allar Prayer...(M-F)
Feeding lie I Itngryevery

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12'" Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Wor ship ...... .....7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.

Mission and Bi Class
SYouth Meetin/ 'hoir rehearsal
M onday .......................6:30 p.m.

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
t05-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
LoidIllay Sunday School. 9:45amn
Sunliday Monling Worship .....II ia.m.
Sunday Men's Bible Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday Ladies 3ible Sluidy ....5 pi.n.
Sndaly Evening W5-ship .......6 p.n.
Tuesday Night Bible Study ....7:30pmi
TIhursday Momning Bible Class 11 a.m.
lYansporlation available Call:
31503.-48511 -305-691-6958

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School.............10 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tile. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship ......... 10 a.m.
st Suin. Song Pratctice..6p.m.

/Christian Hill AME Church-
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School.................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .....II a.m.
Free Golf Every 2'' & 41' Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

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

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

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

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

f New Mount Moriah /
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:

Su t y Sc l i.........i 9 1:45
M n1lay Prayer Wnisv, i ti .7:30 p.l n.
M onday BihlIc S l y ................ ........... P
Satu al y I i c M isson ................... l1
SIILRal, ly r iot Gi .e .-W .y 0 .I .10 ii


New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Services:

Suixiay Momini Worship.....I I am.
Stlncday Evening.Serice..6p.m..
Tuesday Praiyer Meeting ...7:30 p.m.
^, B WcdIncsday Bihble Study ..7:30 p.m.
"Nol JUT Cltrch Iut a Movel"

Temple Missionary "
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 31 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060-Fax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
Stmiiily Schi Il...........9:45 a.m .
Snlli. Moining Servs ...II an.1 .
'uI da ..... 13ible Sluldy
l odhng M inistly..,. :.111,

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

Order of Services:
Sundays- Churchir School...............110 1.m.1
Worship Service.............. 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class..............7 p.m.
4th Sunday Baptism Early Mnming...8 a.nm.

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' Sutinday) ......8:00 ainm
SuLInday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service ..... 11:00 am I
Communion Service
(flhurs. PL I ISnday) 7:30 pn I
I Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pin

The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........9 a.11m.1
l Sunday Worship..l I a.m. & 7 p.m
I Tuesday Worship....... 7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.
\w anoA V-nmam/

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.m.
Evening Worship ............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8,19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page:

/-Trinity Faith Tabernacle'
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sunday School...........0:30 a.m.
Stl. Morning Servs.....12 p.m.
Evening Worshilp Serv...6
Wed. "Noon Dly rayer.. 12 p.m
Wed. Night tible Studyiy 8 p.nm.
Thiursdiy Night "Co ingli .Bible
College .......... 6-10 p. .
Friday Nighil Wtiship So1%l...85Im.

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87"1 Street

Order of Services:
Siundlly Mot liiil Services
Sunday Sll I ol ............. [0 a. .
W orship Service ............1I an .
Tuesday Bible Study. ...... p in
Tliirsdiia Pray r er Se vice...... Ip.n

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

S Order of Services:

1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
ly Mo rn ilng Worship ..... 7:0 a.m.
Morning Worship ...I I a.m.

tMeCting ........ ..(T es.) 7 p.m .

Word of Truth
\nlti y crServi MeI................... 7: 1'.1

1328755 N.W. 378' Avenue
305-372-3877 691 305-371-3821

Fax:M rnin Worship .....7:30 a.
SundaySchool .......... 9:30 a.m.
NatOrer br Baptist 'huches
(1 B.T.u.) 5 p.m.
Ive1 ig Wii ship ........e 7 pI m I

uWord 7f Truth \i

l ll ib SV :i W1 i to 1 p i.

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'i Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church Schxool 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
I Tues. before the Ist Sun.....7p.m.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Wirsllip.7:3)a.m.
S1111dlaV Scll l ..........:310a.m .
[ Morning Worshil ...I a.m.

Prayer Meeting ............ 7:30 p.m.
Bible St t dy .................. p.m.

- Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday Sclh l ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Plaise/Wilrip ..1 a.m.
Youth Choir Satu lay .,....II a.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
iTuesday 7
7 .... i......i1
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At Holy Cross Baptist
Church, 1555 Northwest 93
Terrace, on Sunday,
November 5 at 4 p.m.,
featuring Lil Rev, Second
Generation, The Doe Family
of Fort Lauderdale, with
special guest Salvation of
Garfield, Georgia.
Advance tickets $8 and
$10 at the door.
Call Lil Rev, 305-693-



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WASHINGTON, died October 24
59, teacher, died at Health
October 24 at C e n t r a I
her residence. H o s p ital.
Survivors Survivorss
include: chil- include: chil-
dren, Michele dren, Do'Rell
Wilson, Valencia ( G I o ria ) ;
Brown and M a r C e I
Michael Wilson; ( C a m iIlle ),
sister, Georgina Fea L i s h i a
Knox. Service Saturday, November (Laley), Lawanda; parents, Deloris
4, .11 a.m. at Peaceful Zion and Lueanne. Service Saturday,
Missionary Baptist Church. November 4, 11 a.m. at Miracle
Praise Center.

LOUETTA C. BOSTIC, 62, secre-
tary, died
October 25 at
Mt. Sinai
Medical Center.
Surviv orss
include: chil-
dren, Alexander
Bostic, Solomon

Donald Hopkins;
Johnnie Mae Stevens, Annie Ruth
West, Patsie Mae Cooper and
Charlene Cooper. Service Saturday,
November 4, 1:30 p.m. at St. Marks
Missionary Baptist Church.

struction worker, died October 28 at
North Shore Medical Center.
Remains will be shipped to Collins
Funeral Home in Albany, Georgia
for final rites.

DELORIS HALL, 41, homemak-
er, died October
27 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 4 p.m.
in the chapel.

homemakp e r,
died October 22
at North Shore
Medical Center.
S e r v i .ce
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Shiloh
Baptist Church.

construction worker, died October
16 at Oakland Park. Service
Saturdday, 9 the chapel.

GEORGE BOCK, JR., 74, retired,
died October 26 at home. Private
services were held.

Martha B. Solomon
LUTHER HANES, 31, stock clerk,
died October 29.

Saturday, 10
a.m. Place to be

retired teacher
for Dade County
School system,
died October 25.
Surviv orss
include: sister,
Bettye Carey
Williams; sis-
ters-in-law, Viola
Perry Carey,
Carey and Maggie McCullough
Carey of Gary, Indiana; brother-in-
law, Adam G. Williams; step son,
Michael Smith of Indiana; nieces
and nephews, Rosalie Carey Sims,
Elbretch Carey, Sandra Carey
Wilson, Cheryl Carey Hendricks,
Antonia Williams-Gary, Aubrey-
Gerald Williams, Sidney Michael
Williams, Haywood Earl Williams,
Adonis Carey, Wendell Carey,
Antonia Carey, Christopher Carey
and Sandra Carey Jacks; and a host
of grand, great grand nieces and
nephews to mention. Memorial
services were held.

entry clerk for
Florida Health
died October 28.

Thursday, 1

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


JOE FAVORS, 55, mail carrier,
died October 24
at Jackson
Surviv ors
include: son,
Eric; siblings,

Eugene, David,
Wa y ne ,
Theresa, Joann,
Aton, Frank and Brenda. Service
Monday, October 30 at Cooper
Temple C.O.G.I C.

WILLIE DUKES, 58, construction
worker, died October 24 at
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Final remains will be shipped to
Everthart Funeral Home in Winder,
Georgia for final rites and burial.

SHALL, 85,
horse groomer
at Jim Conway
are incomplete.

59, supervisor
for BellSouth.
are incomplete.

October 20 at Jackson Hospital.
Services were held.

EVITON E. BROWN, 24, truck
driver for
Hauling, died
October 26.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Birth Cathedral
of Faith.

truck driver for N.A.P.A., died
October 25. Services were held.

worker for
Here's Help,
died October 28.
Surviv orss
include: wife,
Syble Simmons;
two daughters,
(Avery, Sr.) and
Kellye Simmons;
son, Charles Simmons, II; two broth-
ers, Leroy Beverly (Barbara) and
Thomas Simmons, Jr.; grandson,
Avery Curry, Jr.; and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.

NANCY GREEN, 91, retired
entreprenuer, ..
died October 28.
Surivors include:
three sisters-in-
law; and a host
of nieces,
cousins, other
relatives and
friends. Service
Saturday, 11

October 27 at Florida Club Care
Center. Services were held.

Beach, died October 25 at home.
Remains will be shipped to
Brooklyn, NY for final rites and bur-

October 20 at Jackson Hospital.
Services were held.
October 29 at home. Service
Wednesday, 11 a.m. at New
Testament Church of God, Perrine.

DARREN BYRD, 41, car wash
detailer, died
October 25 at
Fountain Head
Nursing Home.
include: wife,
Wanda; sons,
Darron Jr., Pipit,
Darron, Dondell
and Iszell.
dau g h ters,
Zekeria and Nicole; mother, Annie;
stepmother, Mita; sisters, Sharron,
Shawn and Adrian; and brother,
Suki. Service Saturday, November
4, 2 p.m. H-F-H Chapel.

CECIL BROWN, 65, baker, died
October 27 at Hollywood Medical
Center Service Saturday, November
4, 11 a.m. St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church.

October 24. Service Friday, 6 p.m.
at New Alpha Worship Center.

JANIE McCRARY, 82, died
October 26. Service Saturday, 11

October 23. Remains were shipped
to Cedar Town, GA for final rites and

October 21. Services were held.

October 21. Services were held.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


11/02/49 07/06/06

It's been almost four months
since God chose your name out
of the book of life, but your
memory lingers on in our hearts.
Your children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


01/07/53 10/01/06

with grateful hearts we offer
sincere thanks to all who have
aided us and been so kind in our
hour of bereavement.
Your kind expressions of sym-
pathy, your ceaseless assur-
ances that you were with us,
your words of comfort and deeds
of kindness during the passing
of our loved one have been a
source of strength in our time of
Special thanks to the Miami-
Dade Police Department, North-
side District, Prqgressive
Officers Association, Hispanic
District, Police Benevolent
Association, New Birth
Cathedral of Faith Church, pas-
tor and choir, A.M. Cohen
Temple COGIC Church, The
Spencer Aires Male Vocal Group,
Clergy Officials, Hall-Ferguson-
Hewitt Mortuary, P.A., Public
Officials, the family near and far,
our friends, neighbors and com-
Thank you once again.
We love you and may God bless
all of you.
The Bullard family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

I ---I' ?W

,1: I''n i'_' Te .1PI. ',


01/03/78 11/01/03

It's been three years since you
left us to be with the Lord. The
pain is still with us! We miss
you, our hearts are still sore;
and as time goes by, we'll miss
you more!!
May you rest in peace until we
meet again.
Loving you always, ShaCola
and your daughter, Kalvina

In Memoriam

Tn Invin" memorrvo nf


11/03/1950 10/05/2006

You are gone, but you will
never be forgotten.
Happy birthday, with loving
memories from your mother,
Pearl Boswell and brother Sa-
muel Lee and family.

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.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


11/05/1922 04/30/05

It has been a year since you left
us, but your birthday is the fifth
of November and your sons;
Lonzie, Johnnie and all your
grand and great-grands miss
you so much.
Thank you and thank God for
you, the greatest mom in the
Love, Lonzie and Johnnie sons,
all the grand children, and in-

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


04/02/1944 11/01/05

Mom, although its been a year
we love and miss you dearly.
Your kids.

Happy Birthday


11/01/36 08/06/01

We miss you,
The Family

05/20/16 11/03/03

Grandmother, you thought
quietly, spoke eloquently and
acted nobly.
Your extraordinary qualities
still stand as a guideline for my
goals in life.
I will always love you and re-
main eternally grateful.
Grandma, you're gone, but not
forgotten. It seems as if it was
yesterday you were here with
But, it has been three years
you have departed from me.
Grandma, your memory will al-
ways be with me. I truly miss
Love your granddaughter,

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.



would like to thank Reverend
Rudolph Daniels and the Mace-
donia Baptist Church family for
the beautiful home going service
for our beloved husband, father,
grandfather, uncle, cousin and
In addition, we thank all of
those, everyone who participat-
ed in word or deed, for their acts
of kindness that touched and
consoled our hearts.
Grateful with love, The Bostick

Death Notice

away October 30, at home.
Services will be held Satur-
day, October 4 at Greater New
Bethel Baptist Church, 2 p.m.
Alma (Moms) leaves a loving
son, Bobby Jones, daughter-
in-law Cheryl M. Jones, three
loving grandchildren; Robert
III, Raquel, and Brandon

A mother's love is something
that no one can explain, it is
made of deep devotion and of
sacrifice and pain, it is endless
and unselfishness and enduring
come what may for nothing can
destroy it or take that love
away ...
It is patient and forgiving,
when all others are forsaking,
and it never fails or falters even
though the heart is breaking ..
It believes beyond believing
when the world beyond con-
demns, and it glows with all the
beauty of the rarest, brightest
'It is far beyond defining, it de-
fies all explanation, and it still
remains a secret like the myster-
ies of creation ...
A many splendor miracle man
cannot understand and another
wondrous evidence of God's ten-
der guiding hand.

Death Notice

LIDDELL, retired Educator for
Dade County Public Schools
died October 29, in Daytona
Reverend Liddell was born in
Daytona Beach. She was a
member of Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, the Women's Advisory
Board of Bethune Cook man,
Education Association, and the
Democratic Executive
Committee Chairperson of Dade
County from 1980 to 1988.
She received her bachelor's
degree from Bethune-Cookman
College, master's degree from
Berry University, doctorate
degree from Logos University
International and a specialists
degree from the University of
She is survived by her hus-
band of 18 years, Edward; three
brothers, Emory Counts,
Chester McNorton and Bruce
McNorton, a sister Pollie Harris,
Arrangement by R.J. Gainous
Funeral Home, Inc. Daytona
Beach, 386-253-7686.
Funeral service will be
Saturday, November 4, 11 a.m.
at Tubman King Church,

The Miami Times


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Family and friends share 50 years with Pollers

A couple who were born in
Waycross, Georgia, came to
Miami 40 years ago, retired
to Waycross, Georgia five
years ago returned to Miami
friends and family to cele-
brate their 50 years of mar-
riage. Frank and Francine
Poller returned to Marriott
Airport Hotel to share the
occasion with their five chil-
dren, 14 grandchildren and
_25 great grandchildren.
Many friends, including a
table full from their Miami
church, Mt. Tabor Baptist in
Liberty City also attended.
Also sharing the occasion
-were former students of Mrs.
Poller, including Ruth
McCoy, who traveled from
Waycross to share the
moment with them and
Jimmie Burke, who was Mrs.

Poller's ninth grade student.
Both Frank and Francine
were employed by county
governments. Frank retired
from the Metro Transit
Authority after 27 years and
Francine retired from a 28
year teaching career with the
Miami-Dade Public School
They were married in
Waycross in 1956, relocated
to Miami-Dade in 1966,
where they purchased their
first home in the community
that is now Miami Gardens.
Both retired in 1994 and
returned to Waycross, but
visit their "home" often.
Mayor Shirley Gibson of
Miami Gardens brought
warm greetings from the citi-
zens of the largest predomi-
nately Black city in Florida.

Frank and Francine Poller

Trio of tenors promise to wow South Floridians

Range Foundation Gala will salute

Carrie P. Meek, Betty Ferguson

As "Three Mo' Tenors," they
captivated audiences at opera
houses around the United
States country and drew thou-
sands of new fans in a land-
mark appearance on PBS.
Now, using a new moniker -
Cook, Dixon and Young this
trio of tenors will arouse the
musical palates of discerning
South Florida music aficiona-
-dos in the annual Musical
Celebration of Life sponsored
by the M. Athalie Range
Cultural Arts Foundation.
The tenors, Victor Trent
Cook, Rodrick Dixon and
Thomas Young will display
their incredible talents, from
the arias of Verdi and Puccini
to rousing gospel and tradi-
tional spirituals, and

Broadway favorites. The gala
begins 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5,
at the Eden Roc Renaissance
Resort and Spa, 4525 Collins
Ave., Miami Beach.
They wowed U.S. audiences
when they first appeared in the
PBS broadcast, "My Favorite
Broadway: The Love Songs."
Their latest album is titled
"Volume One," which was
released in August. The album
showcases their voices
through varied genres, from
opera and Broadway to soul
and spirituals.
During the gala, local politi-
cal luminaries former U.S.
Rep Carrie P. Meek and former
Miami-Dade Commissioner
Betty T. Ferguson will be hon-
ored for their contributions to

Three Mo' Tenors

improving the lives of South
The Range Foundation, a
Miami-based nonprofit chari-
table organization, is dedicat-
ed to expanding community
awareness for the performing
arts, especially via African
American performers. It also

honors individuals for their
exemplary contributions and
provides supporting gifts to
young people who are pursu-
ing professional careers in the
performing arts.
For more information call
the Foundation office at 305-

Family Empowerment is goal of FMU conference

continued from 15B

Director of Evaluation in the
School of Medicine at Stanford
University. An original stage
play about domestic violence
will also be held at the Lou
Rawls Center for Performing
Arts. "By using a culturally rele-
vant approach, this conference
will provide practical informa-
tion that will strengthen families
and enable individual family
members to access resources
within their communities," said
- On the third day, an informa-

tion forum will be conducted to
discuss safety, parental and
community responsibility, crime
prevention and increase com-
munity awareness. Williams told
The Miami Times that children
learn to become either law-abid-
ing, productive members of soci-
ety or law-breaking menaces to
society through the domain of
family. "As the primary socializ-
ing agent, the family, serves to
perpetuate cultural values and
develop healthy, well adjusted
citizens." said Williams. After the
information forum, a round-
table discussion will be conduct-
ed to obtain recommendations

for an action plan that will be
drawn up and carried out after
the conference.
The Conference' will conclude
with the Community
Empowerment Fair, which is
free and open to the public. The
fair will emphasize health, eco-
nomic, civic, personal and spir-
itual empowerment. Families
will have the ability to take part
in networking receptions,
obtaining homeownership infor-
mation, seminars on child safe-
ty and parent-child relation-
ships, service provider recruit-
ment, and health screenings.
Health care practitioners will

provide information on child,
adolescent, and adult health;
screening for cholesterol, hyper-
tension and cancer; and tips on
prevention, immunizations and
healthy eating. "It is the respon-
sibility of society to equip its
agent with the necessary skills,
resources, and support services
needed to enable it to carry out
its function. It is on this prem-
ise that the Family
Empowerment Conference was
envisioned," concluded
For more information, please
contact Dr. Mary Williams at

"I refused to play if I couldn'r be the nurse," said Pearl

continued from 15B

Gilbert Porter and is the mother
of Laurestine Porter Hamm and
Albert Wesley Porter.
Willie Pearl Kelker Porter was
born October 5, 1911, in Milton,
Willie Pearl is the third of seven
children and was interested in
nursing at an early age. "When
we were little and playing games,

continued from 13D

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
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 sub-
mitting must be the author and
hold the legal copyright to the
material. No more than two min-
utes. 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 33168.

All medicare recipients
should now be aware that they
may be eligible to receive a
power wheelchair, paid by

as children, we played doctor and
I refused to play if i could not be
the nurse." Her parents, Willie
and Pearl Kelker at a very early
age, instilled the value of an edu-
cation within her. Her primary
education was received in the
schools of Milton.
She completed her high school
education at Washington High
School in Pensacola, Florida in
1933, and went on to Freedman's
Hospital School of Nursing in

Medicare, if they suffer from
conditions such as arthritis res-

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-

Class Meetings
The Miami Carol City/North
Dade High, class of 1967 will be
having a meeting on November
11, at 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Marveen Hollinger
Seldon a 305-693-6844.

The Booker T. Washingon
class of 1963 meets every third
tuesday at Allen Chapel. A bus
trip to Islamarada is planned for
October 21. For more informa-

Washington, D.C. She completed
her training in 1935 to become a
Registered Nurse, R.N.
After graduating, she began
her professional nursing career
as a Public Health Nurse in
Washington, D.C. In 1937, she
was appointed Supervisor of
Nurses at the Florida A&M
.Qollge Hospital. She served in
several capacities at the
Hospital; also, served- as-the-
Health Instructor and the school

tion, call 305-691-8996.

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.

Attention Miami Norland
High School Class of 1982.
Please contact A. Smith 305-
693-4377, regarding a special
class meeting.

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.
******** *
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,
November 3 Soul Bowl and the
50th Year Celebration Gala Ball,
Saturday, November 4. For more

nurse for the College High
School, Lucy Moton. She served
for (28) years in various capaci-
ties for the College, which has
since become a University.
During this period, she earned
her Bachelor of Science degree in
Sociology from Florida A&M
University and her Master of
Science degree in Medical and
Surgical Nursing at Indiana
University in Bloomington,

information, please call 305-
625-5590 or 305-244-2528.

Miami Jackson Alumni
Association, Inc., is sponsoring
its annual Soul Bowl Reunion
Dance, on Saturday November 2.
For more information, call 305-

Miami Jackson Alumni
Association Inc. needs all
Reunion Organizing Committee's
Class President and Vice-
President from the Classes 1980
through 2004 to call 786-399-
8593. The Alumni Association
will be establishing an e-mail
alert system to help members
react quickly to important devel-
opments in the Association and
at Miami Jackson Sr. High
The Miami Carol City Class
of "81" will host their-Family and
Friends Weekend in Vero Beach
October 20-22, Skating and
Card Party on October 28, The
50/50 Affair on November 24
and Christmas Party on
December 23. For more informa-
tion, call 305-688-5914.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-5770,
email to miamiteditorial@bell- or mail to 900 NW
54th Street, Miami, 33127-
1818. For further informa-
tion, call 305-694-6216.

The church that help people
I went to church Sunday at
the church of God Tabernacle
at 2908 NW 62nd Street.
Searching how to know God
and Matthew 11-27 said "all
things are delivered into me of
my Father and no man
knoweth any man, the Father,
save the Son and He to whom-
soever the Son will reveal
And after church I drove by
62nd Street NW 17th Avenue -
and saw some men, women
and children working an they
homes God to me to feed them,
so I gave them a check.
Jesus told me when I give to Bishop John Wilson
the poor, I make a loan to God.
And He keeps paying me back Come and meet "The Great
every kind of ways. Teacher," Bishop John Wilson.

Stand up, speak out and vote

continued from 16B

reported in national exit polls.
At the very least, the wide-
spread tampering with how the
Election was conducted, and
how Ohio's votes were counted
and re-counted, compromised
this nation's historic commit-
ment to free and fair elections.
FACT: Ohio's certified presi-
dential vote (and quite likely
those of at least Florida and
New Mexico) was simply not
credible. George W. Bush's 'vic-
tory' appears to have resulted
from multiple frauds a GOP
'do-everything' strategy to win

Bishop 'Scoop' Bethel

buried in New York
Bishop James
'Scoop' Bethel, for-
mer Miami Times
columnist, died
October 15 at the
V.A. Nursing Home
in St. Albans, N.Y.
He was 83.
Born and raised
in Miami, Bethel
wrote popular "Round About
Talk" column that dealt with local
young social events. He later

worked as hat musician and taxi

He is survived by two brothers,
Ronald and Edward; two sisters,
Etta and Carletha; four daugh-
ters, Diane, Yvonne, Laverne and
Deborah; son, Stanley; nine
grandchildren and three great
Services were held October 22
Interboro Funeral Chapel in
Brooklyn with Elder Roanld
Bethel officiating.

the State that swung the
You've got the FACTS now
you answer the question -
was it Stolen or Lost?
We refuse to accept the crim-
inal activity of George Bush
and the Republican party who
runs an aggressive dirty tricks
campaign to frighten and
intimidate poor and Black vot-
George Bush and the
Republican Party are turning
history upside down and
reverting back to Jim Crow tac-
tics and unless we stand up,
speak out and vote they will
steal the election again!

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


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You will always be in our
hearts and thoughts.
You are greatly missed.
Your family

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Don't settle

Reconsider your

position as the

other woman
By Brandyss Howard
There are many women who would pre-
fer to 'mess' with a man who is already in
a relationship as opposed to waiting for
one that's single. They often feel it's easier
to 'hang out' with a man who only has
free time when his girlfriend is at work or
out of town. This "other woman" feels her
job is to provide a comfortable and tran-
quil environment during turbulent times
in his relationship. She may provide the
companionship and intimacy that he does
not receive from his girlfriend, but places
herself in a very compromising position.
Women who allow themselves to play
'second fiddle' enter very dangerous terri-
The willingness to be called upon only
in times of convenience reflects insecurity
and a lack of self-esteem. Men do not view
that position as respectable and honest.
You are just someone to call when they're
not vibing with the misses. As soon as the
dust settles, he'll be right back home
while you're left feeling used and abused.
Women who allow themselves to be viewed
as 'the back up plan,' are viewed as des-
perate and incapable
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Sean Combs, scored his
first No. 1 album on the
U.S. pop charts in nine
years Wednesday, but
with the lowest first-week
sales LTfhis career.
The hip-hop mogul's
Press Play sold just DIDDY
170,000 copies in the
week ended October 22, according to
Nielsen SoundScan. Under a previous
moniker, Puff Daddy, his 1997 debut No
Way Out topped the Billboard 200 with
561,000 units. The follow-ups, 1999's
Forever (205,000) and 2001's The Saga
Continues (186,000) both debuted and
peaked at No. 2.
The previous week's champ, Rod
Stewart's Still the Same... Great American
Rock Classics of Our Time slid to No. 6
with 79,000 copies in its second round.
Goth-pop band Evanescence's Wind-Up
effort The Open Door kept the No. 2 spot
warm for a second week with 112,000
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After days, weeks and months
of planning by Thelma Valles,
executive director,
Keith Valles, presi-
dent, China Valles,
president emeritus and
other board members,
the Sunshine Jazz
Organization celebrated
its 20th Anniversary
Dinner and Gala, last
Saturday, at the
Colonnade Hotel in
Coral Gables, Florida,
featuring Jesse Jones, ME
Brenda Alford and an
Israeli Trio.
It was also a special evening
set aside to salute some "very.
important people" and bring out
celebrities, such as Rachel
Reeves, CEO, The Miami Times,
James Burke, managing editor,
Charlie Austin, John McMinn,
Dr. Preston Marshall, Colonel
Al Ferguson, Bobbie Scott,
Joseph Nichols, mortgage bro-
ker, Ted Davis, Onoiti Rao,
Kenya, Clinton Brown,
Joseph Alford and the
Honorable Carrie P. Meek.
Len Pace, radio personality,
WLRN, FM Radio, had the hon-
ors of being the congenial host
after being introduced by
recording artist Johnny
Sanders. Both of them brought
Sandrell Rivers to the micro-
phone and Keith Valles for wel-
come and greetings, while
Rivers presented special
awards to: the Honorable Meek,
Ralph Clark, Ginny Crawford,

Commissioner Barbara J.
Jordan and the Honorable
Harvey Ruvin, all of
whom are considered
jazz lovers and support-
ers of the organization.
After grace by
Bernadette Bush, all of
the guests joined the
buffet line for a delec-
table meal consisting of
tossed salad, irish pota-
toes, green beans, car-
rots, fish, turkey, roast
EEK beef and dessert. Then
the jazz music was on,
as Pace introduced the enter-
tainers for the evening.
Kicking it off was
Jesse Jones, Jr., on
alto, tenor, and English
horn with Desi Misery,
organ, Oozie, drums
and Astif, guitar. The
room became very quiet
as everyone absorbed
the sounds coming
from Jesse, as well as
his lipping overtone on
certain measures and
humor to break the JOR
Alford then brought a new
dimension in jazz style when
she opened with At Last and
ended with Dina Washington's
On a New Day to a standing
ovation from board members
Keith Clarke, J.D. Mack,
Jeannette Tullis, Alhaji Aye
Salvador, Arthur "Jake"
Simms, Sandra J. Nichols and
R. Clark.

For the closing, all present
musicians jammed until the
wee, wee hours with Rivers as
the leading soloist with accom-
paniment coming from Mel
Dancy, Ben Collier, Ray
Burke, N'Kiana Benjamin,
Austin, McMinn and Dick

Congratulations go out to Dr.
Larry and Cynthia
Handfield and Audley
Coakley for inviting
Dr. Trudie Kibbie
Reed, president,
College, to his palatial
home for a special
fund-raising event, last
According to
Coakley, South Florida
Booster Chairperson, HAND
pledges that were made
last year toward the field house
have not been redeemed and
this event was a follow-up from
those alumni, as well as
new contributors.
After an evening of
soft jazz, Bahamian live
music, buffet meal and
introduction of the
entourage from the col-
lege, Handfield gave Dr.
Reed an amount of
$175,000 coming from
Larry and Cynthia
Handfield, Coakley,
DAN John and Annette
Williams, Dr. Nelson
Adams, Tony Lucas, Daytona
Beach, William "Bill" Diggs,
Wayne Davis and Dwight
Stevenson, former Dolphin and
CEO of Turner Construction
Co. It is people like the above
that keep B-CC afloat and we
(alumni) love all of you. See you
in Orlando, Florida at the
Classic, Saturday, November


The name of Coach Irvin
Baulkman is a household name
in and around Miami Norland,
Miami Central and
especially, Tuskegee
University (TU), because
of his athletic prowess
since he graduated from
Baulkman's coach-
ing started back in '77
and he coached
for 27-years at
Central and
During his WIL
years, he was
"Coach of the Year" in
'77, '78, '80, '82, '84
and '90; and Florida
"Coach of the Year" in
'78 and '80.
His greatest thrill was
FIELD being inducted to TU's
Hall of Fame, recently,
along with Lulu Smith and
Pernell Miller, Miami
Northwestern and Jake
Caldwell, Miami
Caldwell was "Coach
of the Year" four times
and won over 400
games and produced
players like Arthur
Collins, Boston Celtics
and Atlanta Hawks;
Michael Thompson,
Portland; Osborn WIN
Lockhart, 76ers;
Charles Tompson, San
Antonio; and Lyden Rose, LA
All of the "Hall of Famers"
were also recognized by Senator
Frederica S. Wilson,
Commisioner Barbara Carey-
Shuler and Louis Allen, former
principal of Jackson, while
Baulkman spoke of his son,
William, who is a flyer for Delta
Air Lines.



After years of gang-banging,
robberies, drugs, jail, etc.,
Lamar Payne turned his life
over to God. And, of
course, with help from
Bernard Poitier,
Lamar joined his
church and worked
himself up from mem-
ber to Deacon
and Sunday
School teacher.
According to
Lamar, he
enjoyed his
SON Bible training
in the church,
as well as his job within
the funeral home.
Unfortunately, after sev-
eral years at both posi-
tions, he said God called DIJ
him to use his talent on
saving other people caught up in
the drama in the inner city.
So, he changed his attire from
suits to a marine hel-
met, T-shirt, camou-
flage trousers and
knee-high boots. He
proceeded to go into the
"inner city" and organ-
ized boys and girls to
change their lives
around in a disciplined
manner with the assis-
tance of his "drill ser-
geant' tech-
FREY nique.
As a result,
Major Payne
has made an impact on
the community training
young people. It was
evident when CNN,
Barbara Walters, and
The Miami Herald intro-
duced him to the world
with his many positive
deeds. Next in line will CAREY-i
be the Oprah Winfrey
Show, where he will take his
program/model for the viewers

inception back

in October

I am told my Alma Mater,
Bethune-Cookman College,
was the recipient of big bucks
during halftime presentations*
when the Wildcats observed
and won our homecoming
game. How sweet it was for
Cookman! Thank you! Thank
you! Attorney Larry Hansfield.
Some Cookman nites from
Miami seen at the game:
Elestine McKinney Allen, her
son Kenneth Allen, freshman
at BCC, Barbara W. Johnson,
Carol Weatherington, Charlie
and Dorothy Davis, John
Williams, Audley Coakley, the
Willie Jacksons' and Argie
Ladarius Nottage, a senior
at Miami Jackson Senior High
School, was introduced as Mr.
Miami Jackson during their

halftime homecoming activi-
ties. Ladaruis is also captain of
the team. Congratulations! He
is the son of Calvina M. Parks,
grandson of Elestine
McKinney-Allen and great
grandson of Calvin and
Pauline McKinney.
Congratulations to
Representative Kendrick
Meek. The Seniors Coalition
2006 Senior Guardian Medal of
Honor winner, for his pro-sen-
ior record. Thank you sir, for
all that you do, especially for
senior citizens.
Miamians, were sorry to hear
of the demise of Jimmie
"Scoop" Bethel, who died in
New York City, on October 22.
Scoop's funeral and burial was
held in his adopted home, NYC
(request of his children). Scoop

wrote a column for The Miami
Times for many years.
Sympathy to the Bethel and
Morley families.
Antoinette Symonette,
daughter of Anthony and
Janet (Roberts) Symonette,
returned home to live, and now
works for Enterprise Rent a
Car. Antionette is a Florida
State University graduate, who
lived away for eleven years. She
lived in Birmingham, Alabama;
Atlanta, Georgia; and Tampa,
Florida, before returning home.
Get well wishes to all of you,
' from all of us! Simeon Humes,
Sue Francis, Pearline Nairn,
James M. Gibson Jr., Ralph
"R.C." McCartney, Patricia
Allen Ebron, Kevin Mears,
Janie Florence, Mertis
Seymour, Carolyn Williams,
Julia Johnson-Dean, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Alma Browne
and France
Browne.Congratulations to
Josephine Davis-Rolle, who
was voted The Most Honored
Woman at the Deanery Meeting
of Episcopal Church Women
and at the fall meeting at Holy

Family Episcopal Church.,
Someone brought it to my
attention, I did not tell my
readers about their football
team's stadium and it's incep-
tion. Thank you!
San Francisco 49ers
Team Origin: 1946
Stadium information
Name: CandleStick Park
year opened: 1960
Origin of stadium name: for
it's location on Candlestick
Point on San Francisco Bay
Playing surface: grass
Football seating capacity: 69,
San Diego Chargers
Team origin: 1960
Stadium information
Name: QUALCOMM Stadium
Playing surface: grass
Football seating capacity:
Warmest congratulations to
Attorney Thurgood Marshall
Jr., son of America's first Black
U.S. Supreme Court Judge
Thurgood Marshall. Marshall
has been nominated to the
Board of Governors of the U.S.
Postal Service. After an expect-

ed Senate confirmation,
Attorney Marshall will
become the first Black postal
governor whose father was
honored on a U.S. postage
stamp. He will serve until
December 8, 2011.
Congratulations and bou-
quets goes out to Dr. Evalina
W. Bestman, who will be hon-
ored on Saturday, November
11, 2006 by New Hope Drop
In Center, Inc. and
Profesional Christian Women
Outreach Ministry- -at -the
Marriot on the Bay at: 7 p.m.
On November 10I Dade
County Chapter the Links,
Inc., who were chartered June
1, 1986, with Organizers
Jessie A. Stinson, Do Lores
S. Washington and Geneva
Knowles-Woodard, spear-
heading this group of ladies
invite the public (by invitation
only) to join them in an
evening of graceful elegance
and entertainment Friday
evening the 10th of November
at Coral Gables Hyatt
Regency. Congratulations

Off to the American
Association for Retired
Persons (AARP) convention in
Anaheim, California are
Miller and Nancy Dawkins,
Elry T. Sands, Helen Austin,
Selma Ward, Bessie Flowers,
Rose Marie Gooden, Doris
Hyler, Martha C. Daye, Mary
McCray, Catherine Rolle,
Safonia Allen, Lena Canty,
Beverly Mays, JoAnn
Williams and their president
Elaine Symonette.
Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to William and
Delorps -Pinder, III, October
25: their 26th
Sunday, November 12, is
Saint Agnes' Annual Calendar
'Tea Program. This year's pro-
gram will feature the talents
of students at the New World
School of the Arts at 4 p.m.
Please, join us for a wonderful
and uplifting afternoon. A
Gala reception follows the
program in our Parish Hall.
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made in the heart, unbreak-
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perate and incapable of finding
a man of their own.
Interestingly enough, many
women who date men that are
already taken believe that if he
does not have a ring on his fin-
ger, he is technically not cheat-
ing. In my opinion, whether the
man is married or has a girl-
friend, the same rules still
apply. He is involved in a com-
mitted situation, so he is unde-
niably off limits. Reconsider
your position as the other
woman and stop chasing a man
who belongs to someone else. If
all women held themselves to
this standard, the amount of
infidelities would significantly
decrease. Just think, how can a
rs man cheat if he does not have
anyone to cheat with?
We complain about the short-
n age of GOOD men, but it is the
women who condone cheating
that make it easier for BAD
men to prosper. If a man wants
to date you while in a relation-
ship with someone else, wait
until he's single. Karma has a
way of coming back. You may


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man who you truly care for, but playing wifey, while your man
has another chick on the side. goes about town with his 'mis-
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to see his successful program.
There are many people Major
Payne feels indebted too, such
as Bubbas Supermarket, Edwin
Bentic, Kayle Amanda,
Sergeant Gonzalez, Snappers
Restaurant, True Worship &
Praise Center, his wife, Veronica
and daughter, Jade. Now, he's
waiting on the call from the
Oprah Winfrey Show
and developing the
minds of those that are
going astray.

Jean Farrington
Glover, superintendent
of the Sabbath School,
invited Jerelean T.
Evans, basileus/presi-
dent, Lorraine Martin,
GGS anti-basileus/vice pres-
ident, and other mem-
bers of Chi Eta Phi Nursing
Sorority, Inc. to celebrate
Founder's Day at Bethany SDA
Church, last Saturday, followed
by a forum at El Palacio
Restaurant, North Dade.
Other members included
Thelma Gibson, Karen
Gibson, Ophelia Washington,
Paula Farrington, Annie
Gilbert, Iva Hendry, Patricia
G. Moss, Emma Walker,
Wrylene Williams and Jean F.
After leaving church,
the entourage motored
to the restaurant for a
forum on child abuse,
an opportunity to raise
funds for their cause,
implementing their mis-
sion on continuing edu-
cation among the nurs-
es and improving
healthcare for everyone.
Kudos go out to this
SHULER group for keeping up
Founder's Day since its

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Obama and Kerry are the best

presidential ticket for Democrats

After months of speculation,
US Senator Barack Obama (D-
IL) has finally admitted that he is
thinking of running for president
in 2008. The first term senator
says he'll make his decision after
the November elections. This
announcement didn't surprise
many: Obama's name and the
word 'president' have been linked

every since he wowed the nation
at the 2004 Democratic National
Convention. In fact, it seemed
Obama was the only one saying
he wouldn't run for president.
Now that his tune has changed,
the criticisms have begun: his
challengers have repeatedly said
Obama doesn't have enough
experience working on national

policy, he doesn't have any expe-
rience working on foreign policy.
To some degree this is true. But,
over the years, many presidents
have lacked certain skills. To
compensate, they chose a run-
ning mate to fill in the gaps. If
Obama chooses to run, Senator
John Kerry (D CT), the 2004
Democratic presidential nomi-
nee. would make up for any holes
in Obama's experience.
Obama, once a community
organizer and civil rights attor-
ney, spent many years fighting
for the needs of the poor. In his
current role as a US Senator, he
focuses on bringing jobs and eco-
nomic growths to Illinois.
Obama understands the needs of
the average American and has
worked tirelessly to make sure
they have access to the opportu-

nities they need to succeed.
John Kerry, on the other hand,
brings a different set of experi-
ences to the table. Currently in
his fourth term as a US Senator,
Kerry is considered one of the
country's most respected voices
on national security and interna-
tional affairs. Combined, Obama
and Kerry represent a political
ticket that fights for the rights
and needs of all Americans while,
at the same time, realizing
America must work closely with
other nations to advance a global
John Kerry would have won
the 2004 election, if it hadn't
been stolen from him. Ohio, the
state that gave President Bush
the electoral votes he needed to
win a second term in office,

reported many voting


ties. Election officials in that
state reportedly failed to process
registration cards Democratic
voter drives generated and most-
ly Democratic precincts didn't
receive an adequate number of
voting machines. Though Kerry
is considered a potential
Democratic candidate in the
2008 elections, his running for
the office a second time doesn't
make sense, from a political
standpoint. Kerry's perceived
lack of personality was always
seen as a weakness. Obama,
considered one of the country's
greatest orators, has both the
vision and the charisma to make
a strong run for the White House.
Senator Hilary Clinton's name
has also been mentioned -
numerous times as a possible
candidate, but her experiences

as the first lady during the Bill
Clinton years make her more of a
liability to the Democratic party
than an asset.
Campaigning for the 2008
presidential election hasn't even
gotten started, but already, the
race is shaping up to be an inter-
esting one. If the Democrats
want to make a serious push for
the office, they must be strategic
about the alliances they form
within the party. If they play
smart, America could finally
begin to move away from the elit-
ist conservative mentality that
has led it astray for the last six
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.

Miami drug wars of the 70s and 80s depicted in new movie

Cocaine Cowboys blow through Miami

By Brandyss Howard

This past Friday, Miami film-
makers, Billy Corben and Alfred
Spellman, opened their latest
project, Cocaine Cowboys.
The documentary highlights
the effects of the cocaine and
drug wars in Miami during the
1970's and 80's. Through inter-
views with city officials, police
officers, traffickers and suppli-
ers, Cocaine Cowboys empha-
sizes the impact cocaine trades
had on the city's identity, cul-
ture and economy. The Miami
Times was invited to the red
carpet premier held last week at

The Colony Theater along with
special guest, Pitbull.
In 1981, Time Magazine ran a
story on their cover entitled
South Florida: Paradise Lost.
The article describes how the
cocaine trades generated more
revenue for the city than
tourism, which politicians and
local businessmen felt was
destroying Miami's reputation.
The city became the heart of a
$20 billion business headed by
Columbia's Medellin cartel. In
the early 80's, Miami was
dubbed the murder capital of
the world as the homicide rate
had tripled since the previous

Over 200 murders in Miami,
New York and Columbia were
linked to Griselda Blanco,
known as "La Madrina" or The

Godmother. She was referred to
as "the deadliest, most ruthless
cocaine trafficker in the coun-
ty." A multi-jurisdictional task

force was created combining the
efforts of the DEA and Miami-
Dade Police Department. The
Central Tactical Unit (CENTAC)
consisted of some of the most
respected homicide and nar-
cotics detectives. They were the
first CENTAC group out of 26 in
DEA history allowed to carry
automatic weapons. The origi-
nal cowboys were all either
imprisoned or found murdered.
This group spent almost 20
years building a case against
Blanco, who in turn served a
reduced sentence, his present
whereabouts are unknown.
The move illustrates how the
city of Miami we know today
was essentially built on drug
money. These real-life events
are noted for influencing proj-

ects such as Miami Vice,
Scarface and Grand Theft Auto:
Vice City Stories. Judy Drutz,
marketing executive with
Jeremy Walker and Associates,
told The Miami Times that the
movie has taken on an urban
underground following of its
own. "We've heard the film is
being bootlegged out at the
Carol City Flea Market in
Miami, and that it's playing in
barbershops in Liberty City. It's
all the rage on local Miami hip-
hop station 103.5 The Beat and
is dominating drive talk time,"
said Drutz. She also stated that
hip-hop artists. Fat Joe, Trick
Daddy and Pharrell have all
seen the movie and requested
copies from Spellman to distrib-
ute to their constituents.

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By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

At the age of 16 most teens
think getting their driver
license is the most important
thing in their life. They can't
wait to get behind the wheel of
a car and feel the wind in their
hair. Unfortunately, most teens
are too irresponsible or too
immature to handle the
responsibility that comes with
driving a car.
Driving a car is a risk that
every person takes when they
get behind the wheel. Not only
are they placing their own lives
in danger, they have to be
aware of the other drivers
around them.
With distractions like DVD
players, CDs, TVs and other
electronics in cars, it's no won-
der more drivers are Involved in
car accidents. Car crashes are
rated as the number one death
of teens each year versus
drugs, violence and suicide.
According to the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety,
nearly 6,000 teens die each
year due to car crashes.
So in a world where teens are
constantly jumping behind the
wheel of a car to meet their
demise, what can be done to
alleviate this ongoing problem?
Many believe since more teens
are losing their lives in these
tragic car accidents it's now
time for a change.
Keep the Drive is an organiza-
tion intended to help save teen
lives by Informing them of the
consequences of driving a vehi-
cle. With their help they hope to
save lives and inform teens of
the dangers associated with
Rebecca Espinosa, 11th
grade, Coral Reef Senior High
1) What was your reason in
becoming involved in this
serious issue: car crashes?
Last year, during the last two
months of school, two students
from our school were killed in
car accidents. One of them,
Allison Jones, was going to be
graduating just a few weeks
later. She had just returned
from her class trip to Grad
Bash at Islands of Adventure.
Allison's sudden death startled
everyone, especially since she
was so well known throughout
the school and always brought
a smile to your face when you

saw her in
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thing could
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start making a difference and about Keep the Drive and tell
the hallways. Just creating change. Last year's them about the website,
it that the same Drive Crew (the group of lead-, or send the
happen to me or to ers from across the US that I'm link to their friends online.
my close friends- now part of) actually helped They can also talk to the coun-
ention to the amaz- come up with the name for the selors at their schools and see
i of Keep the Drive. movement. about instituting one week
rong and firm for 4) What message do you where safe and smart driving
believe in is some- want to leave imprinted in would be promoted and if there
s very important to teen's minds with this cam- are daily announcements at
weekend spent in paign/organization? the school, one statistic about
th 45 other teens Keep the Drive Stay Alive! teens and driving can be read
in their own com- This simple but significant daily. Also, students can go out
loing what I am phrase is what we would say to into the student parking lot
o do in Miami was the people who passed us while after school and pass out fliers,

very encouraging.
2) Why do more teens want
to get their license without
knowing all the consequences
associated with car crashes?
Many teenagers are only
interested in the popularity
they will gain from having their
license. As soon as you get your
license (whether you know how
to drive or not), you are bound
to get a car. Many teens today
enjoy the attention they receive
when they are driving in their
brand new cars, but they do
not think of the consequences
that driving these new cars can
bring them.
3) Why was the name Keep
the Drive U.S.A. chosen?
Keep the Drive actually has a
double meaning. On one hand,

we campaigned for safe and
smart driving down Michigan
Avenue in Chicago. If you
would drive safely, without any
distractions and without mak-
ing bad choices like speeding
recklessly, you are bound to
stay alive, safe and healthy.
Don't think that just because
you are at a red light, you can
start messing with your iPod or
calling your friends. If you are
in a dire need to do something
of the sort, stop on the side of
the road and do so. And no
hurry is worth putting your life
and your friends' or families'
lives in danger. Don't give up
your life for your iPod or your
cell phone or another bad
5) What are some other

key chains, etc., that has the
Keep the Drive website some-
where on it so that students
will visit the website and
become interested in the sub-
ject. Any teen can sign up to be
a part of the movement at
6) Why have car crashes
risen to the number one
death of teens? What has
made it so frequent?
The majority of teen car
crashes are caused by driver
error, which can mean forget-
ting to signal or veering out of
your lane, and a lot are also
caused by speeding. Teens
being distracted by minor
things such as text messaging
or trying to change radio sta-
tions or songs on their iPod

while driving, has highly con-
tributed to the fact~that car
crashes are now the number
one reason why teens are
dying. Carelessness while at
the wheel and being completely
oblivious to the facts has also
contributed to this unfortunate
reality. The sad thing is, more
and more teens are not paying
attention to what is going on
around them and are blinding
themselves from the truth. But
the good thing is, all of these
reasons for car crashes are
7) What ways can this prob-
lem be diminished?
If teens would become aware
of the statistics and situations
that are occurring everyday,
they might become interested
in Keep the Drive and they
might want to take precaution
while driving, rather than
becoming distracted and see-

ing their life go before them in
an instant. They can start
learning about it at the web-
site, And
since this is a teen-led move-
ment, it's really a new
approach to an old problem. If
more teens would raise aware-
ness to other teens in their
schools and communities
about this issue that has
everything to do with them, I
am sure that the statistics
would slowly but surely begin
to decline. With teens doing the
talking, we're sure this mes-
sage is going to mean a lot
more and that change will start
happening teen by teen, school
by school and community by
Hopefully with Keep the Drive
more teenagers lives will be
saved once they become aware
of the choices they make while

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was cast as a lead in a feature film on her first audition at the age of five. She land-
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ture film directed by Bryan Barber in August 2004. Idlewild, in which her older sis-
ter Gabrielle also appears, takes place in the Dirty South and was released in
January, 2006. Less than a year later in June 2005, she was cast in the principal role
of Nima in the feature film Madea's Family Reunion. Prior to earning her feature film
roles, she was crowned the Division Winner for ages three to four in the Hawaiian
Tropic Model Search runway competition and appeared in her first musical
Anointed. She has also appeared in print ads for Macy's and BC Moore Dept Store.
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City of Miami pledges $30M for housing in Overtown

CRA Chairperson Spence-Jones, Mayor Diaz

and community groups lead the effort

City of Miami CRA Chairperson
Commissioner Michelle Spence-
Jones, along with Miami Mayor Manny
Diaz held a press conference
Thursday, October 26 to announce
the unprecedented commitment from
the city to allocate $30 million dollars
in Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) funding towards affordable,
middle-income, and workforce hous-
ing in Overtown.

"This is a historic occasion," said
Commissioner Spence-Jones. "This
event is about transformational
change, technological expertise and
economic development and housing
that will result in Overtown."
Joining them was Dr. Dorothy
Jenkins Fields, founder of the Black
Archives, who announced the forma-
tion of the Overtown Folklife District
Improvement Association. The associ-

ation was formed after 10 months of
meetings among residents and busi-
ness owners from the community. It is
composed of organizations within the
boundaries of NW 6th Street, NW 1st
Avenue, NW 11 Street, and NW 5th
Avenue, including the Black Archives
Foundation, Greater Bethel AME, Mt.
Zion and the International
Longshoreman Association Local
"This is a group that is about
building and not destroying, a group
that is about results and less talk,
and a group that wants to talk about

hope and opportunity instead of
dwelling on the negative," said. Mayor
Diaz. "This effort will begin to return
this area to its prior glory as a mecca
of entertainment and culture."
Also announced at the press confer-
ence is the creation of a plan of action
for the Overtown Historic Folklife
Village District drafted by the Local
Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC).
This comprehensive study will provide
the framework for the redevelopment
of the area; aligning resources with
needs, programs with pragmatism,
and projects with people.

Business Ic)lack

The Black tax

Cummings/Grayson &
915 NW 1st Avenue
Bay 3A
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Marcia Grayson-Carty

Year Established -
December 1978

Full-time and part-time
Four full-time and four

Our services are account-
ing, taxation, auditing,
new business and expan-
nision' cdnsulting'.i
'Deliverables include
preparation of financial
statements (compiled,
reviewed, and audited),
income tax returns (indi-
viduals and businesses),
business loan packages,
QuickBooks consulting,
HUD Auditing &
Electronic Filing, Health
Care Auditing and
Compliance (HIPAA and
Sarbanes Oxley), and
Motivationa l
Entrepreneurial training.

Future Goals
Our future goals include
restructuring the busi-
ness to accommodate fed-
eral, state, and large non-
profit organizations'
financial needs; prepare
small businesses month-
ly financial statements
using the internet; triple
the amount of income tax
clients; and to add ancil-
lary services that meet all
individuals need.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
Hunger and my baby. As
a black female with an
accounting degree in
1976, no one was inter-
ested in hiring me as an
accountant, so I worked
as a full charge book-
keeper. When I complet-
ed my masters in
Taxation, I still appeared
to interviewers as short
and baby looking, so the
answer was a definite
'never'. In order to eat,

pay bills, and commit no
crimes, I started the
income tax business,
with my 8-year-old
daughter as my secretary
in 1978.

What were some of your
obstacles and how did
you overcome them?
First, lack of capital, then
consumer awareness,
clients, as well as proper-
ly trained and educated
einployees. The lack of
capital was addressed by
accepting employment
with various organiza-
tions, and using the
funds as an infusion in
my business. Consumer
awareness was confront-
ed by providing excellent
services gbingi thev'extra:
mile, and 'developing rela-
tionships with clients to
generate word of mouth
advertising coupled with
advertising on television,
radio, and in print.
Joining associations, net-
working, facilitating sem-
inars are just a few things
I've done to secure
clients. We obtained
employees who had a
desire to learn, enjoy
accounting and business
people, and wanted a
place to grow and help
the vision.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
We serve mainly small
businesses (less than $5
million in receipts),
501(c) 3 organizations,
churches, and govern-
mental agencies. Four
months a year, from
January to April, we
focus on income taxes for
all entities.

Why has your business
withstood the test of
Cummings/Grayson &
Co., a professional certi-
fied public accounting
firm, stresses down home
family treatment. We
treat you as a family
member. The customer is
the focal point of our
existence. The customer
needs are first, employee
goals and comfort, sec-
ond, and profitability,
last. We have suffered
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Julian Bond to receive national award

"... If you want to say gay people can't be married in your
church, OK. But you can't say they can't be married in City
Hall because of something you read in the Bible ... "
Julian Bond

The National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force will pres-
ent its National Leadership
Award to Julian Bond, nation-
al chairman of the NAACP, at
its 10th Annual Miami
Recognition Dinner on
Saturday, November 4 at the
Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
The recognition dinner is
presented by Merrill Lynch
and recognizes recipients for
their outstanding contribu-
tions to the social, cultural,
political and humanitarian
needs of the LGBT communi-
ty. Two-thirds of the net pro-
ceeds from the event will be
distributed to Miami-Dade
lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) organiza-

tions through the Dade
Community Foundation.
The recognition dinner also
will feature the presentation
of the Miami Herald
Award to
Robert (Bob)
Cole, an early
pioneer in the
South Florida
fight for equal-
ity, and the
Service Award
to The Weekly KING
News (TWN), a South Florida
newspaper whose 29-year
legacy served to provide vital
information to the LGBT pop-

Julian Bond
A longtime civil rights
activist and one of the
founders in 1960 of the
Student Nonviolent,
Coordinating Committee,
Julian Bond is one of the few
Black leaders to publicly

pledge sup-
port for equal-
ity in mar-
riage rights
for same-sex
couples, call-
ing it a civil
rights issue.
Bond joins
SHARPTON with Coretta
Scott King,
Carol Moseley Braun, Al
Sharpton, John Lewis, Henry
Louis Gates and other Black
leaders who publicly support
marriage equality.
In February 2004, when
President Bush threw his
support behind the Federal
Marriage Amendment, Bond
declared that opposition to
same-sex marriage "is
couched in much of the same
language as opposition to
interracial marriage once was:
'This will destroy the moral
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Executive leadership conference dinner

The Executive Leadership Council held its 20th Anniversary Dinner in
Washington D.C. Pictured in Pfizer's post dinner reception, 'The Pfizer
Jazz Caf6" for dinner attendees: James Farmer, member of the President's
Commission on Arts and the Humanities; Dr. Toni Hoover, vice president,
Research and Development at Pfizer; and Paxton Baker, executive vice
president, Black Entertainment Television. Photo credit Harlee Little

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through the periods of
racism, when Black or
minority owned CPA firms
could not secure any gov-
ernmental work, and were
instrumental in laws and
attitudes changing in the
eighties and nineties,
through the Miami
Chamber of Commerce and
other similar entities. We
believe in walking our
clients thru their first year
of operation, to their first
contract to the moment that
their dreams are realized.

What were some of your
past experiences that
helped you meet the needs
of your clients?
Going to church and the

fact that I am the oldest of
ten children has been the
impetus for becoming an
outstanding professional. I
think my real experiences
came by participating in
leadership roles, having to
fight daily to live because of
my family's poverty; fighting
as one of the first Black
female accounting student
at the universities, plus
coming from a family of
entrepreneurs. Selling,
helping, and fighting are all
I know.

Where did you get the
name of your company?
God's Law. My name was
Marcia G. Cummings. I
arrived from University of
Florida, married, though
separated and single, with a
2-year-old baby, and deter-

mined to excel. In 1978,
when we couldn't pay the
bills or eat, I started prepar-
ing tax returns, using the
name of Cummings
Accounting Services as a
fictitious name. In 1979, I
incorporated and in 1984,
changed the name and type
of entity from a public
accounting firm to a certi-
fled& public accounting firm
by the name of
Cummings / Grayson and
Co, CPAs. By this time, I
had remarried, and my
name was now Marcia G.
Grayson. In conclusion, the
name of the company is
from the two men that I
married who gave me my
children; that's the least I
can do in appreciation of
the many joys my children
have given to me.

Florida Department of Transportation District 4


Notice is hereby given that the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold Public Hearings CORRI DOR
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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Bus Passenger Bench Program for
Unincorporated Miami-Dade County and Cutler Bay

Miami-Dade County is soliciting proposals to provide a Bus Passenger Bench Program. The selected
proposer will provide, install and maintain bus passenger benches at bus stop sites throughout
Unincorporated Miami-Dade County and Cutler Bay. Bus Passenger Benches must be exceptional in
design and appearance and community friendly, suitable for outdoor use in South Florida climate and
that comply with federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards.

It is anticipated the County will issue an agreement for a 5-year period, plus 5 one-year options to renew
at the County's sole discretion.

This RFP has a 10% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting October 20, 2006, can be obtained at no
cost on-line at The package can also be obtained through the County's
Vendor Assistance Unit (305) 375-5773, Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st Street,
Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional
$5.00 fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for November 1. 2006 at 10:00 a.rr. (local time) at 111 NW
1st Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-4, Miami, FL. Attendance is highly recommended, but not
mandatory. The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Fred Simmons, Jr. who can be reached at or (305) 375-4259. If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in
accessible format for this event, please call Maria Carballeira, DPM ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530
at least five days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is December 1. 2006, at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-
Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite
202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-

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fiber of the country, and it will
undermine existing, estab-
lished institutions and organi-
zations' .. It was bogus then,
and it's bogus now."
In an interview with Angela
Bronner posted on AOL Black
Voices, Bond responded to a
question about the opposition
to gay marriage by certain reli-
gious leaders by stating, "You
can believe whatever you want
to believe, but marriage is a
CIVIL affair, and you don't
have a right to impose your
rights on the civil society. If
you want to say gay people
can't be married in your
church, OK. But you can't say
they can't be married in City
Hall because of something
you read in the Bible."
Launched in 1997, the
Recognition Dinner quickly
cemented its place as the pre-
mier event for uniting and
honoring individuals and
organizations for their
achievements and efforts in
fostering equal rights for the
LGBT community.
Julian Bond joins an
esteemed list of individuals
who have been honored at the
Miami Recognition Dinner,
including such national and


international leade:
Sen. Hillary Rodhar
U.S. Rep. Richard
President Jos6 Luis
Zapatero of Spain
Terrence McNally
Sir Ian McKellen.
The Task Force is
proud to welcome
Lynch as Presentin,
leading the way for
enjoy the extensive
and visibility afford
sors of the event. I
to Merrill Lynch, sl
date include
Community Fo
Express Gay News
E. Herbits, Merril
Hugh Westbrook a
Shields, The Miar
James G. Pepper,
and Paul
Williamson Cadi
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Andrew Tobias &
Nolan, Olive W

Joanna Grover/Watson,
Akerman Senterfitt & Richard
Milstein, Bilzin Sumberg
Baena Price & Axelrod LLP,
Thomas Blount, Samuel S.
Blum & Milenko Samardzich,
SJerry Chasen & Mark Kirby,
James Garbus & Jim Vinett,
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.,
GATES Mario Magcalas, MD, PA,
United Way of Miami-Dade
rs as U.S. and W Fort Lauderdale Hotel
m Clinton, & Residences.
Gephardt, The evening features a pre-
Rodriguez dinner cocktail reception and
, Cristina silent auction, with entertain-
playwright ment and dancing to follow
and actor the program. Tickets are
available for a donation of
extremely $190 for general admission,
ie Merrill and $300 for VIP tickets,
g Sponsor, which include a cocktail
others to reception with the honorees
exposure and preferred seating. As the
ed to spon- Task Force is a 501(c)(3) non-
n addition profit organization, donations
ponsors to are tax deductible as permis-
Dade sible under the law.
)undation, The 10th Annual Miami
;, Stephen Recognition Dinner will take
l1-Stevens, place on Saturday, November
nd Carole 4 at 7 p.m. at the Loews Miami
ni Herald, Beach Hotel is located at 1601
Jeff Soref Collins Avenue in Miami
Lombardi, Beach. Tickets and further
llac-HUM- information are available
staurants, online at
k Charles
Tatson &\ or by calling 305-571-1924.

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

Rozalyn H. Paschal, MD
Infant, Child, Teen
Northside Shopping Center
Parkway 305-652-6095
Plantation 954-880-8399
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Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
and bathrooms at affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Ave.

Roofing & Painting
General Home Repairs.
Repair Any Roofs. Financing
305-694-9405 or
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24hr Moving and Deliveries
Low Rates-Seniors/Disabilty Discounts

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

City Kids Clothes
Shirts $3.99 Pants $7.99
Skorts $4.99 Jumpers $4.99
Mall of the America
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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A&E) services
will be required for the restoration of the Historic Hampton House for the Office of Community and
Economic Development.

The scope of services will consist of architectural and engineering services for the restoration of a two-
story, 22,000 Sq. Ft.-historical building. The Historic Hampton House was designated a historic site by
the Historic Preservation Board of Miami-Dade County on April 17, 2002. All work carried out must
ensure the preservation of the site, building, and other structures on the property. The approach to the
project must identify and preserve all visual and tangible aspects of this historic building and must
embody important goals; the preservation of historic materials, and that of the building's distinguishing
character, while at the same time adapting it to a new use as a multi-center of social and cultural life for
the local community. All work must comply with the County's Historic Preservation Ordinance and the
Secretary of Interior Standards for restoration and Rehabilitation.

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

11.00 General Structural Engineering
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
13.00 General Electrical Engineering


General Civil Engineering
Engineering Construction Management
Landscape Architecture

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

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


One (1) Agreement 30% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on November 9, 2006, at 9:30 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to

Deadline for submission of proposals is November 17, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all
sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983.

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


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

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15792) City Clerk


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are available. See a Colonial Bank representative for details. Subject to credit approval. Some restrictions may apply.
tProcessed items include checks paid, deposits and deposited Items. A charge of $0.25 peritemn over 300 is assessed. tt'No
wo5 annual fee. Transactions at non-Colonial ATMs subject to activity fees. Additional charges may be imposed by non-Colonial
financial institutions or ATM operators. Colonial Bank, NA. Member FDIC.

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(Deadline: 5:00 P.M. November 17, 2006)
Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive
community outreach and media relations program. Graduation from an
accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology,
Sociology, Social Work, Public Relations, Marketing, Public or Business
Administration, Criminal Justice, Journalism, or a related field and 4 7
years experience in community relations, public relations, conflict resolution
or mediation OR an equivalent combination of training and experience
beyond a Bachelor's degree required.

Responsible for supervising and conducting investigations into allegations
of police misconduct and making recommendations to the Miami Police
Department as appropriate. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited col-
lege or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Political
Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology or
related field with 4 -7 years experience or an equivalent combination of
training and experience beyond an Associate's degree in a closely related
field is required.
Please download a City of Miami application at
Submit completed application to the attention of Shirley E. Richardson,
Executive Director, Civilian Investigative Panel, 155 S. Miami Ave, PH1B,
Miami, Fl. 33130. For information on the CIP, visit our website at or call 305-579-2444.=



Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
Interested parties may also visit or call:
Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.
These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.



Request for Proposals (RFP) for Program Year 2006-2007 funding will be
available for the Single Family Rehab Program on October 30, 2006. The
funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development and Florida Housing Finance Corporation to the City of Miami.
This RFP is a formal solicitation for the provision of comprehensive servic-
es related to the Single Family Rehab Housing Program for City of Miami
residents. '
Organizations that can provide the following services will be considered
under this RFP:
Determine applicant's program eligibility
Conduct title work
Complete inspection
Close the loan
Complete and submit all required documentation to the
City of Miami

The Request for Proposals can be picked up at the City of Miami,
Department of Community Development, located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 2nd
Floor, Miami, FL 33130, or on our website at:

The timeline for the proposal process is as follows:

RFP available to Public
Pre-Proposal Workshop
Deadline for Submission of

Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
by 3 p.m.

Proposals must be submitted by 3 p.m., to the Office of the City Clerk, City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133. (AD #15860)

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Regular meetings of the City of Miami CIVILIAN INVESTIGATIVE
PANEL (CIP) are held on the Third Tuesday of each: month, at 5:00 P.M,
Miami City Hall, Commission Chambers,, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami,
Florida. CIP meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on City of
Miami Television Channel 77.
The CIP provides independent civilian oversight of the Miami Police
Department and is charged with the responsibility of investigating allega-
tions of police misconduct and making recommendations to the Miami
Police Department regarding police policies and procedures.
Persons wishing to file complaints against a City of Miami Police officer may
do so by contacting the CIP at 305-579-2444. Please visit our website at or call us directly for additional information.



Electronic Information Systems For Miami-Dade Transit
Miami-Dade County, hereinafter referred to as the "County", as represented by Miami-Dade Transit
(MDT) is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to
as "Proposer(s)" for a turn-key solution for the analysis, design, installation, operations, training and
maintenance (including upgrades) of Electronic Information System(s); hereinafter referred to as the
"EIS". The EIS shall be advertising based and be capable of producing revenue for the County. The
EIS shall be operational in all 136 Metrorail vehicles, all 29 Metromover vehicles, at the existing 22
Metrorail and 21 Metromover Station Platforms, a minimum of 1,200 Metrobus vehicles, a minimum of
21 bus stops on MDT's busway, at other bus stops designated by MDT, at a minimum of 38 bus termi-
nals, at all 99 Bus Rapid Transit stops, and future expansions of any of the above vehicles and/or pas-
senger facilities at no cost to Miami-Dade County. The EIS will be used to disseminate real time MDT
passenger information, emergency messages, general information and advertising. The EIS shall be
capable of interfacing with existing Public Announcement System(s) on board the vehicles and passen-
ger facilities including disseminating audio and visual information in compliance with the Americans with
Disability Act (ADA).
Proposers may submit proposals for any of the categories (Metrorail, Metrmover, Metrobus or
Passenger Facilities). However, a single selected Proposer shall furnish, install, test, make operational,
maintain and operate the EIS within each category. Each category will be evaluated and awarded indi-
vidually. The County reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any of the proposed
options. The initial term of the contract resulting from this RFP will be (10) ten years with (1) one (5) five,
year optional renewal period. The EIS is estimated to be installed and operational by the successful
Proposer(s) within twelve months of the Notice to Proceed.
The solicitation package is available at no cost on-line at or through
Department of Procurement Management Vendor Assistance Unit, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1300,
Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional $5.00 fee for
a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service. For your con-
venience we now accept VISA and MasterCard. To request the solicitation package through the United
States Postal Service, mail your request with the following information: the solicitation number and title,
the name of Proposer's contact person, Proposer's name, complete address to be mailed to, telephone
number and fax number, along with a $15.00 check or money order made payable to: Miami-Dade
Board of County Commissioners.
A pre-proposal conference has been scheduled for October 16, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. (local time) at 111
N.W. 1st Street, 19th Floor, Conference Room, Miami, Florida 33128. Attendance is recommended but
not mandatory. The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Phillip Ford who can be reached at
pford(@) or (305) 375-5765. If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in
accessible format for this event please call Maria Carballeria, DPM ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530
at least five days in advance.
Deadline for submission of proposals is November 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 202, Miami, Florida
33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-106.

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9119 NW 25th Avenue
A/C, $90 per week, $500 to
move in. Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912
By Downtown/Overtown
Rooms, $400 monthly and
$600 move in. 786-266-0031
82 N E 68 Terrace. furnished
room, with air. $100 weekly
$200 to move in. 786-277-
Room for rent. 305-759-9171
Furnished room for rent $600
with house priviliges close to
Pro-Player Stadium Call 305-
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.

Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
1756 N.W. 85th Street
Utilities included $675 moves
you in.
86 Street NE 2nd Ave Area
Efficiency, References
9200 N.W. 25th Avenue
With a/c, private entrance,
utilities included, $440 a
month. First, last and
Call 305-691-2703 or
Efficiency for rent. Call 305-
North Miami Area
$500 monthly, including utilit-
ies. 305-688-6536
Private entrance, bath, and
air. Call 305-758-6013.
Opa-Locka Area
Large room, $450 monthly,
Call 305-769-0294
Utlities included, $575/mo
Call Willette 786-263-3571

101 N.E. 78th Street
Three and two bedrooms,
from $850 monthly, with
parking. Section 8 welcome!!

Call 786-326-7424
1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated BIG one and two
bedrooms. $500 and. $700
monthly Appliances included.
Chrystopher 786-333-2457
14100 N.W. 6th Court
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, with central air, in quiet
area. $725 monthly!
Raciel Cruz: 305-213-5013
8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
One bedroom apartment.
Section 8. Call 305-754-7776

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 786-355-7578
190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded.$680 monthly, $1200
moves you in.
1920 NW 31st STREET
New remodeled One and two
bedroom apartment, applian-
ces, security bars, air and
water included. $700 and up.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-688-7559

2407 N.W. 135 ST
$100 OFF!
Large one bedroom, $695.
Newly renovated with cen-
tral air.
Call 305-769-0146
2931 N.W. 132nd Terrace
One bedroom, one bath,
bars, and air. $575 monthly.
$1450 moves you in.
305-742-1082 after 7pm
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities and air. $900 moves
you in.
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
5842 NW 12th Avenue
Two Bedrooms one bath.
Apartment $750.
5990 N.W. 14th Avenue
Nice large one bedroom
apartment in small building.
References. $550 monthly!
Drive by! Call 305-754-5728.
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, large
one bedroom, one bath, new
kitchen cabinets, free water
and appliances.
Call 786-419-6613
800 NW 67th Street
Large one bedroom, with util-
ities and air included. $1400
moves you in.
Call 786-389-1686
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
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking. $595-$675
1315 N.E. Miami Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
kitchen and large Florida
Room, $870 monthly,
Two bedrooms. $810 month-
ly. Call 305-759-9171
1116 Sesame Street
Two bedrooms, one bath in
quiet, area, $900 monthly.
First, last and security.
Call 954-805-3233
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
Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

10207 NW 10 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath, .
Ready to move in. Section 8
Only. Call 305-218-0844.
10811 NW 12 Avenue
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665.
1172/74 NW 64th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with tile and central air.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-202-2665

1187 N.W. 63rd Street
Two bedrooms, $800 month-
ly, first, last and security.
Call 305-685-2192

1212 NE 110 TERRACE
The Complete Duplex, two
bedrooms, two baths,
and dryer. Fenced in yard,
security bars, central air and
heat. Tiled throughout. $1235
and $1000 security. Interest-
ed, please call Whittaker at
786-709-7436. After Septem-
ber 22 please call 786-285-
5859 or 786-287-2140.

125 N.W. 68th Terrace
Three bedrooms, $1,200
1260 Sesame Street
One bedroomm, one bath.
remodeled. $620
appliances included.
Rod 305-975-0711.

130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 786-663-5900
1519 N W 58 TERRACE
Two bedrooms one bath,
central air, tile. Call for ap-
pointment. 786-267-3700
18th Ave. NW 94th St.
Four bedrooms, one bath,
utlity room, $1350 monthly.
2141 NW 96th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1350 monthly.
258 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Call 786-443-7707
3890 N.W. 159th Street
Two bedrooms, stove, refrig-
erator, air, on large lot, $900
per month, $2500 moves you
in. Call 305-625-9538 or
6323 N W 1st COURT
One large bedroom,$750
monthly, $2250 to move in
won't last Section 8 welcome
Call 305-793-8910

767 N.W. 70 Street
Two bedroom, one bath
living room and kitchen.
Newly renovated with central
air, $850 monthly. Move in,
first last and $500 security.
Call 786-256-3174.
8195 NW 24 AVENUE
Two bedroom duplex, appli-
ances included $650
monthly, $1300 security,
$1950 to move in.
Call 305-299-3450
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $550 per month, $550
security deposit, $1100 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-

Two bedrooms two baths all
appliances included. $1000
Call Rod 305-975-0711
20020 S.W. 123 Drive
Perrine, FL
Four bedroom, two bath, all
household appliances, two
levels. $1300 monthly Con-
tact Rickey, 786-253-7218.

Three bedrooms only

1043 N.W. 28 Street
Three bedroom one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. $1500 monthly. Call
786-423-7233 or 305-401-
1321 N.W. 44 Street
Newly renovated house.
Four bedrooms, two baths
with central air.
Please call 305-345-8817.
1370 NW 69th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
bonus room, central air, tile
throughout, updated, 1529
sqaure feet, $1200 monthly,
$2900 moves you in. No
Section 8.
Call 305-926-2235

1871 Wilmington Street
Newly remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath with central
air, appliances Section 8
Welcome! Call Mrs.
18935 N.W. 10th Place
Three bedrooms, two baths
with basement and access to
the pool. Call 305-651-6095
or 305-910-4774.
21324 NW 40 CIRCLE
Two bedrooms one bath.
$875 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
2180 N W 59 STREET
Three bedrooms, one bath
with den, security bars, cen-
tral air, stove, and tile .
$1350 monthly, $2800 to
move in.
Call 786-512-1588
2481 N W 140 Street
Three bedrooms one bath.
$1000 monthly. No Section
Call 305-267-9449

4021 N.W. 199th Street
Three bedrooms, tile, air,
den, bars, fenced, $1,300,
move in $3900, NO Section
8. Terry Dellerson Broker

8249 N W 12 COURT
Four bedrooms, two baths,
all household appliances.,
central air. $1600 monthly.
Contact Rickey
Three bedroom house for
rent. Section 8 Preferred.
Call 305-754-6564
Three bedroom house. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome. Call 305-
38th Ave. and 183rd St.
Three bedrooms, two and
half baths. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 305-450-0499
39th Ave. and 185st St.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-450-0499
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central a/c, washer and
$1325. Call 305-766-9956
2121 York Street, two bed-
rooms one bath, laundry
area, fenced yard. $1000
monthly. Call 954-801-3508
Two bedrooms one bath
home. Section 8 Welcome.
Contact Ms. B at 786-277-
427. *
Three bedrooms, one bath
Washer/dryer, $1280, with
the option to buy. Section 8
welcome! 786-312-5836
2359 NW 56 Street
Four bedrooms two baths,
$1500 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 305-761-0061
2701 NW.179th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Call 786-312-5339 or

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Laundromat for rent or option-
to buy. Call 305-244-2088.

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pay all closing cost Call 305-
338-1281 or 786-423-2345
for addresses.
Wanted for wholesale
projects with quick closing
Please call:(786)357-7694.
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.

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Beautiful four bedrooms, two
baths, central air, covered
parking, tiled floors, master
bedroom with bathroom,
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Septic tank. Free Estimates.
Call 786-597-1924 or

Carpentry, shutters, painting,
tiling and plastering. Also ad-
ditions. Call 954-980-4231 or
Plumbing electrical,appliance
roof, air Call 305-685-1898
Cleaning Service
Do you need your home or
office cleaned? Call Cathy
you will be pleasantly sur-
prised. 305-318-6299 or

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Retired master welder for
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Local businessman gives back

$12,500 to help students

John L. Cheever,
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Sky Show on Friday
morning with more on
his mind than being
entertained. Cheever
brought with him a
cashier's check for
$12,500 made out to
"The Tom Joyner
The Tom Joyner
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which provides money
directly to the
Historical Black
Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs)
for the purpose of
helping students
complete their educa-
tion, often receives
significant donations
from large corpora-
tions and organiza-
tions. That one small
business would
donate such a large
amount was a sur-
prise to the predomi-
nately Black and
young audience.
Most come for the
entertainment and
comedy. This past
Friday the entertain-
ment included nation-
ally known perform-
ers Brain McKnight,
Mary Mary and
Fantasia. Comedian
Adell Givens also per-
formed with the regu-
lar cast including
Tom Joyner, J.
Anthony Brown, Ms.
Dupree and Sybil
Cheever, who is
known by his clients
as 'the breeze man,'
has donated money
every year since 1987
to HBCUs with his
stated goal of, as he
said, "Helping the
students stay in
school and encour-
aged by assisting
them in funds,"
Cheever also told The
Miami Times that he
"believe it's easy for
the students to get
discouraged and drop
out when they run
into a financial wall."
Cheever made his
first substantial gift
to The Tom Joyner
Foundation of $3,000
in 1984, and said
"Tomorrow I hope to
be able to give 12

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destinu


Northwestern blows Central out of the Orange Bowl

By Terrell Clayton have to keep going if stop many alumni and produced more cele- opportunity to play for
tclayton( we're going to have a students from enjoying bration and fun than a championship.
chance to win a state the ceremonies and disappointment. The Northwestern
The state's and championship," said fun of a Miami high Although the Rockets' Bulls, however, are in
Miami's most antici- Roland Smith, school football happen- hopes for an undefeat- the driver's seat for
pated high school foot- Northwestern's head ing. Former Hurricanes ed season ended, they the state champi-
ball game of the season coach. and Miami high school continue to have an onship.

pitting the
Northwestern Bulls
against the Central
Rockets, at the Orange
Bowl ended up being
an one-sided blowout.
On a great Saturday
football evening, an
estimated crowd of
over 19,000 fans wit-
nessed the (9-0) Bulls
destroy their division
rivals with a score of
Because this past
weekend was Miami
Central's homecoming
celebration and the
number two Central
enjoyed a huge legion
of alumni attending,
many Central fans
were looking for an
upset. Northwestern's

running back Antwain
Easterling, dissolved
that illusion as he
rushed for 293 yards
on 17 attempts, scored
three touchdowns,
even after being
benched for the first

quarter. The Bull's
defense supported
Easterling and the
offense and the offen-
sive line helped him
raise his season rush-
ing total to 1,460 yards
and 21 touchdowns.

"Our defense has a
motto, 'If they don't
score, they don't win,'
We've done a good job
of doing that week
after week, but we

The Bulls piled up
587 total yards in a
dominating fashion
during their rout of the
Northwestern's quar-
terback Jacory Harris
threaded the Rockets
struggling secondary
as he completed 22 of
28 passes for 250
yards. His favorite tar-
gets, 6 foot 4 inch jun-
ior receivers, Aldarius
Johnson and Tommy
Streeter got into the
action as they each
caught a touchdown
The game on the field
didn't live up to expec-
tations, but that didn't

players, including
Willis McGahee and
Vernon Carey, were
walking the sidelines
together. Former stu-
dents laughed as they
meet up 'one more
time,' and students
from opposing schools
talked 'smack' before
the game.
As only Black home-
comings and important
games allow, the bands
at half-time blasted
old-time jams such as
Da Butt, Backstabbers
and Coldhearted
Even though the final
score was not close,
the past weekend game

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Council Conference Meeting: TBA
CRA Meeting: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, 7:00 PM
Regular City Council Meeting: 2 d Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Location: 17011 N.E. 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach

All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney ;

Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
person shall Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
(F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Officeof the City Clerk no later than four (4)
days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if
hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.


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



(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 11/13/06)

Detailed specifications for this request for qualifications are available upon
request at the City of Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue,
Sixth Floor, Miami, Florida 33130 or download from City;s website at or by telephone number 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Pete Hernandez ?
City Manager TA
AD NO. 14554



The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is seeking the professional
services of a qualified firm or team of firms to provide Bond and General
Counsel Services. It is recommended that the Consultant have a full serv-
ice operational office located in the Tri-County Area (Broward, Palm Beach
and Miami-Dade Counties).
MDX notifies all Proposers and individuals that it requires and encourages
small, disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses to have full
opportunity to submit a response to any solicitation document issued by
MDX. MDX requires satisfaction of a 15% small business participation
requirement in this procurement in compliance with its Small Business
Participation Policy (available on MDX's website). For a copy of the RFQ
with complete details of the scope of services as well as submittal require-
ments, please log into our site: or call MDX
Procurement Office at 305-637-3277. Deadline for submitting a Proposal
is December 6, 2006 by 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time. A Pre-proposal con-
ference is scheduled for November 16, 2006 at 10:30 AM at the MDX
Building. Attendance to the Pre-proposal conference is NOT mandato-
ry however, everyone is encouraged to attend.

Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the
purchase agreement and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
Miami-Dade County Public Schools MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132

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

"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from issuance of a solicitation to writ-
ten recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School Board. Failure to adhere to
the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule 6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

013-GG04 11/30/2006 Wireless Networks, Telecommunication (Furnish November 9, 2006 at 10:00 AM in
and Install, Voice and Data) lecture room #1 at Information
Technology Services, 13135 SW
26 Street, Miami, FL 33175.
012-GG04 11/30/2006 Wiring, Telecommunication (Furnish and Install, Voice Wednesday, November 9, 2006 at
and Data) 1:30 PM in lecture room #1 at
Information Technology Services,
13135 SW 26 Street, Miami, FL
134-FF02 11/30/2006 Graphic Printing Equipment

007-GG03 11/14/2006 CAFETERIA PACKAGING AND PLASTIC SUPPLIES All questions and comments
RE-BID regarding this bid solicitation must
be received no later than 2 p.m.
on 11/02/2006 as stated in the bid

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

Antwain Easterling sprinting for the touchdown



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