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Language: English
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Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: November 8, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
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1 years of life continues with service and recognition of others

Special to The Times

The life of one of Miami's icons and
matriarchs was celebrated by people
from all of South Florida's diverse com-
munities. M. Athalie Range recognized
her 91 years of fruitful living as she has
done for most of her life. She continued
to recognize others who work for the
betterment of the Black community in a
way that benefited the total community.
Athalie Range's legacy is one that can
never be duplicated partly because it is
continuing. She retired years ago from
public service with a list. of accomplish-
ments that included the first Black per-
son to sit on the Miami City
Commission, the first Black person to
be named Secretary of a major state
department as Secretary of Community
Affairs and numerous others including
operating one of most successful and
Please turn to RANGE 5A

Former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson and for-
mer Congresswoman Carrie R Meek, were recognized as
legends for their achievements. Also pictured is
Congressman Kendrick Meek.

Shantytown: The plan is to stay awhile

By Kaila Heard Life in a sall shantytown Life in a small shantytown

A lot has changed for the corner lot of 62nd
Street and 17th Avenue in the past three weeks.
Nestled beside the walls of the 'Liberty Cafe' are
three large, grey plastic bins. One to wash, the
other to rinse and the next to rinse again with a
mild disinfectant. Dishes are stored on a shelf
above. The 'stove' sits a top two cinder blocks,
over a hearth of ash, refueled by wood chips and
twigs to cook dinner.
Theresa Merritt slices. a large, white potato on
an outside mess table. A resident of the neighbor-
ing apartment buildings, the 38-year-old Miami
native has volunteered since the beginning. "Just
cooking, straightening up," said Merritt, "doing
the things a woman normally does in the house."
But tonight she has no idea what the meal will
be. Calling out to Michael Davis to explain just
what is going into the big pot tonight. Davis,
spending his second night there, just smiled
broadly. Oh, some onions, potatoes, evaded
The evening found the current occupants
Please turn to SHANTYTOWN 8A


Hard fought

campaigns end

Special to The Times

Exhausted candidates who became
elected or re-elected leaders were
elated at the outcome of their victo-
ries. Some were narrow victories, too
close to call by the publication dead-
line of The Miami Times.
The most. hotly contested county-
wide race of special interest to the
community was the hotly fought
District 2 School Board race between
incumbent Sol Stinson and chal-
lenger Daryl Reaves. Reaves sought
to emphasize the needs of inner city
schools, but was burdened with the
revelations of a child support pickup
order and $28,000 acreages.
Stinson's experience and support for
Superintendent Rudy Crew was the
Please turn to ELECTION 8A


Trust revamped

to revitalize

Liberty City
Special to The Times

Ready for business is the motto of
the Liberty City Community
Revitalization Trust, an expanded
community effort to bring new busi-
nesses and jobs to the residents of
the areas. west of interstate 95 and
north of State Road 112.
.City Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones, who
spearheaded the
ordinance creating
the new entity, will
lead the city's com-
mitment. City
Ordinance No.
12859 expanded
the purpose of the
Trust to provide
oversight and facil- SPENCE-JONES
itate revitalization efforts within the
new boundaries.
Please turn to TRUST 8A

Real progress is evident at the HOPE VI site

By Brandyss Howard
The groundbreaking for the
12 Habitat for Humanity
homes was just a few months
ago, and progress is evident.
Construction of single-family
homes on the east side of
22nd Avenue between 68th
and 72nd street is advancing,
with masonry, electrical and
plumbing work almost com-
plete. According to Sherra
Mcleod, Public Information
Officer for the Miami Dade
Housing Agency, these homes
are moving ahead of sched-
ule. Three of the homes are
slated to be completed this
Habitat for Humanity has
recruited various crews of
volunteers, including staff
from Hotel Sofitel and stu-
dents from Miami-Dade
College. These organizations
have been working side-by-
side with homeowners and
donated money to the project
to expedite construction.
Susan Smith, an employee of

MDC, will be living in one of
the new homes with two of
her sons. She said that the
experience is wonderful and
expressed her pride to be a
part of it. "It's a great reward
to know that you are building
your own home and your own
community. The work is hard
and you have to be really

committed to take this road
towards homeownership,"
said Smith.
Demolition work on the west
side in Sector II is currently
underway with approximately
70 percent of the asbestos
abatement completed.
Contractors are ahead of
schedule as work that was

scheduled to be done in the
first quarter of 2007 may be
completed before the end of
this year. Commissioner
Dorrin Rolle said that keeping
the Hope VI project moving
forward was his top priority
as well as the County's. "We're
at the point now that the com-
munity will be able to clearly

see progress on a daily basis.
I am committed to the project,
the County is committed to
the project, because this com-
munity deserves nothing less
than the best," said Rolle.
The site infrastructure by
Florida Power and Light has
also been completed.
Electrical transformers have
been installed and service is
now available for all the
homes that will be finished by

Sheneka Jones
January. Phone service will
also be available to those
homeowners through
Bellsouth. Installation of fire
hydrants, sidewalks, and
sewer work has been com-
pleted as well. "For those
families who have been put-
ting in their sweat equity
hours helping to build their
dream homes, the excitement
is clearly in the air," said


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A Range of life well

lived and recognized
he village of Miami-Dade County and its environs
came together on Sunday to honor the life of a
woman who is living her life so well that we just
had to say thank you and happy 91st birthday to Mrs.
M. Athalie Range.
She is also accurately and historically called
Commissioner (City of Miami), Secretary (State
Department of Community Affairs), Chair or president
(numerous civic and political organi-
zations), Mother (by her children) and
a ray of hope by many who relied on
her voice and leadership. That she
allows her name, presence and foun-
dation to be used to recognize others
who have fought in our struggle for
equality as well as to provide scholar-
ships for others to pursue their
visions speaks volumes about the
woman who is affectionately called by
many, "Mama Range." RANGE
Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek and
Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson have received the men-
torship of Mrs. Range during their fruitful careers.
Some people have breathed for many more years and
have not accomplished half of what Mrs. Range has
done. Many people have collectively lived many more
years and collectively have not accomplished what she
has. Still, it is not the quantity of her years, but the
quality of how she has lived them. Even today, one looks
with wonder at how this petite woman born in Key West
has carried our struggle on her back. Those of us who
remember her leadership know that we may not have a
Metrorail system if she had not led the fight against it's
tax repeal; we may not have had our property tax fairly
assessed; we may not have a Caleb Center; we may not
have the public school system that would hire two top
Black superintendents; we would have lost our Greater
Miami NAACP branch in 1976 and there are many other
struggles in which her leadership and golden voice
inspired many to work and obstinate officials to, change
their minds.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last speech on April
3, 1968 spoke words about the quality and quantity of
the years of life:
. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to
do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've
looked over.
And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there
with you .
But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people
will get to the promised land."
It is wonderful to know that Mrs. M. Athalie Range is
continuing to inspire us, to advise us, to lead us and to
go with us, on our journey to the promised land. Thank
you God. Thank you Mrs. Range, so much.

Time to govern, "It's not

personal, its' just business"
ne definition of a campaign is "a series of
actions taken to achieve a goal, as in warfare or
politics." A definition of govern is "to guide," to
rule by the exercise of sovereign authority." Mature can-
didates and supporters who lose follow the tradition of
congratulating the winner and pledging support for the
betterment of the constituency both wanted to serve.
However, former candidates in Miami-Dade, in all com-
munities, have a history of harboring ill wilt and accus-
ing the winner of achieving victory through immoral or
criminal means. Successful candidates have too often
viewed their position as an opportunity to punish those
who supported other people.
Each election gives voters and candidates for elected
office an opportunity to show that we have matured as a
community, as a body politic and as people. More matu-
rity is required of those who are victorious. Some forget
that they were elected, a very human activity, and not
elevated intellectually or spiritually or royally. While the
newly elected will enjoy social benefits, the position is
not a social promotion but an opportunity to help the
people they now represent, many of whom they will
never know by name or even sight. Still those people will
seek first the best of representation from the newly
If the recently elected use their positions to "even old
scores" or to "show off their new power" they will have
missed one of the greatest opportunities to follow Dr.
King's example "to help somebody."
The newly elected will be surprised at how much gov-
erning differs from campaigning. Campaigning involves
much surface, shallow and short meetings and com-
ments on issues. Governing well requires knowledge,
preparation, concentration, attention to details, long
term thinking----and a very thick skin. With so many
personal and governmental staff saying good things to
you and about you, one can easily become overly sensi-
tive to the spoken comments or written reports of those
who disagree with you and your views.
Finally, to quote from The Godfather, "It's not person-

al, it's just business." The business of governing is dif-
ferent from the business of campaigning. When elected
officials view comments, disagreements, or support for
former candidates personally, it hinders the ability to
govern for all the people in the district. And after all,
that is the business you chose-governing for the benefit
of the whole of your constituency. Congratulations and
govern well.


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Instead, he went in reverse
gear, claimed that the RNC
had nothing to do with it and
chalked the flap up to much
ado about nothing.
But Bush press secretary
Tony Snow inadvertently
implicated the RNC in the ad's
airing and .flatly said that if
Mehiman had wanted the ad
off the air it would have been
instantly pulled. Snow didn't
say that the ad should never
have been on the air in the
first place. A week after the ad
hit the airwaves, and despite
loud calls for it to be removed
even by Ford's opponent
Corker, there was not 'a peep
of protest or rebuke from
That's also typical. Apart
from Lott, Bush has never
publicly rebuked the legion of
Republicans that have been
called on the carpet for racial-
ly insensitive cracks. In fact,
he stirred the pot himself with
his mute silence on the fight

over the Confederate flag anu
his own see-no-evil cheerlead
of Bob Jones University
despite disclosure that it
banned interracial dating. It's
hard to believe that the RNC
would authorize and bankroll
political ads, even racially hit
ads, without first casting an
eye toward the White House.
But we shouldn't be to hard
on Mehlman for his racial pan-
dering. He, like so many other
Republicans that are publicly
upbraided for endorsing or
keeping silent on racist ads or
cracks, have only taken their
cue from the men at the top. columnist
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a
political analyst and social
issues commentator, and the
author of The Emerging Black
GOP Majority (Middle Passage
Press, September 2006), a
hard-hitting look at Bush and
The GOP's court of Black vot-
ers. For order information, see
For media interviews, contact:
Mr. Hutchinson at 323-296-6331

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

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Miami-Dade expressway Authority Chair Daryl Sharpton
is not the only one concerned about the demands of assis-
tant State Transportation Secretary Llort for two years of
severance pay that added more than $1 million dollars in
value to the five year contract. Llort, currently assistant
Secretary for intermodal systems., is at an impasse with
MDX over a new contract. Both the Orlando and Tampa
Expressway Authorities are under investigation for hanky-
panky'. Stay tuned.

A lot of people feel that the reason our Miami-Dade
Commissioners are not overly concerned about the serious
lack of affordable housing here is that none of them have any
affordable housing in the districts where they live. Check it
More and more people are losing faith in our electoral
process. Six years after the debacle of 2000, there is still
nagging doubt in many minds that the electronic voting
machines trigger suspicion and distrust. Without a voter ver-
ification paper record we are all just shooting dice. Stay
tuned and pray that your vote is counted correctly.

One of the precincts complaints made to our newspaper
came from Barbara Johnson, who voted early at precinct
#245 on 95th Street and 12th Avenue. Mrs. Johnson said
she voted a straight Democrbatic ticket but when she called
up the review it shoed that she had noted for Crist instead
of Davis for Governor. She called the poll worker who wit-
nessed the error. The same error was recorded on review
three times before the voting machine finally recorded her
votes correctly.

People are making fun of Florida elections again. In order
to elect the people they actually want, Republicans must
vote for a sexual predator (Mark Foley), ft racist (Ralph
Arza), Washington confessed crook Jack Abramoff's
Scotland golf trip buddy (Tom Feeney) and the object of
comedy jokes and (Katherine Harris). Three of the four
were expected to receive the majority of votes in their district.

Folks in Richmond Heights are wondering what is happen-
ing with the proposed rezoning of residential areas to put in
a gas station. Some are concerned that opportunities for real
public input is not being allowed.

Some folks are saying Arza is not a racist, but a shake-
down artist who was upset that Dr. Crew would not award
his friends no-bids contracts. Superintendent Crew reported
this to the State Attorney and FBI. Could he be both? Stay

People are talking about how long would it have taken for
arrests and jail to happen if the Cooper City Commission,
that had drinks and dinner together in the back room of a
bar before convoying to city hall to pass a $40 million budg-
et, had been the Opa-Locka or Florida City Commission.




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Miami Workers Center hosts gala to celebrate progressive social change

By Brandyss Howard
This past Saturday, the
Miami Workers Center (MWC)
held its first annual gala at the
African Heritage Cultural
With sponsorship and sup-
port from organizations such
as ACLU, the Haitian Women of
Miami, 99 Jamz, Power U
Center for Social Change and
Dade Community Foundation,
MWC invited the community to
dine and celebrate six years of
grassroot organization.
This Liberty-based social jus-
tice organization marked their
six years of existence in style
with the Days of Struggle:
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long running Black businesses
in the state.
Even in her eighties, Ms.
Range leads efforts to reclaim
and restore South Florida his-
torical landmarks including the
Historic Virginia Key Beach
Park, the fondly remembered
"Colored Beach." Because of her
continuous availability to advise
and assist she is affectionately
called "Mama Range" by those
who live in mansions as well as
those who walk the streets.
Sunday's Gala event, while
normally a social occasion, was
a newsworthy event, in its recog-
nition of two honorees who have
served the Miami-Dade political
landscape with their lives and
their family. Former County
Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson
and former Congresswoman
Carrie P. Meek, who were recog-
nized as legends for their
The entertainment was worthy
of the high regard the communi-
ty holds for its living legend. Still
the best.

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8 a.m-7 p.m

live entertainment by D.J Pac-
Man, 2Ruff Entertainment and
jazz performances by the Mark
and Company Ensemble. "This
gala is a first for us. It was a
fantastic night to get together,
enjoy good food, great music
and share in the exciting
accomplishments of six years
in social justice work," said
Executive Director of MWC,
Gihan Perera.
Sushma Sheth of MWC told

The Miami Times that the
organization was very pleased
with the turnout and that the
crowd truly enjoyed them-
selves. While dining on New
Orleans inspired cuisine, par-
ticipants watched a short film
highlighting MWC's accom-
plishments over the past six
years (an emotional, but proud
moment for the organization.)
"This was an opportunity for
the organization to break bread

and break down on the dance
floor with Miami's finest grass-
roots leaders, ministers, resi-
dents, civil rights advocates,
philanthropists, family and
friends," said Perera. A sell-
out crowd of more than 150
people attended the event and
over $6500 in donations was
collected in less than an hour.
The Days of Struggle theme is
a reference to the participation
of MWC in the fight for afford-

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A thief stole a crelt card from a
woman while she was working in an
office, located at 3130 North Miami
Ave. The woman told police someone
used the stolen card later that
evening at a gas station.
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A woman stole 20 shirts from a
store, located at 5418 NE Second
Avenue. According to the police
report, the woman threw the items in
a waiting car and sped away.

A thief stole a checkbook from a
man at a store, located at 710 NW
45th Street. The man placed the
checkbook on a counter before turn-
ing away and when he turned back,
the checkbook was missing.

A thief stole a purse after breaking
into a car, in the area of 9th Avenue
and Northwest 119th Street, between
the hours of 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. The

purse contained $4 severai entif-
cation cards, credit cards, a check-
book, appointment books, house
keys, vehicle registration and jewel-

Police charged a man with theft at
CVS Pharmacy, located at 9055
Biscayne Boulevard at 4 p.m. Police
said the man placed body wash, val-
ued at $35, inside his socks before
walking past the registers.

One week and counting
In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in our
community, The Miami Times
has embarked on a Lets Fix Our
Community feature that will
identify broken traffic signs,
cracked sidewalks, patched up
streets, unwanted signs and
trash sights that impact the
appearance of our community.

We will keep
track of how
long the prob-
lem exists
before it is
On 16th
Street and NW
3rd Avenue,
there are vacant alleyways that
have been trashed and it damp-
ens the look of the community.

The targeted problem area has
long been in existence.
The Miami Times contacted
the staff of Commissioner
Audrey Edmonson and were
told the problem is being
worked on.
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A look at the last four years.

On November 5, 2002, Miami-Dade County voters overwhelmingly approved a half-
penny surtax dedicated to funding the People's Transportation Plan a comprehensive
S plan intended to relieve traffic congestion by expanding transit services and undertaking
public-works projects designed to ease traffic flow.
Great strides have been made with the support of the County Mayor, the Board of County
Commissioners, and the County Manager. The expansion of rapid transit lines is
progressing with the first segment scheduled for completion in 2010, while ridership on
Traffic light synchronization expanded transit services is up by 31.2 percent. Further, the installation of a state-
of-the-art Advanced Traffic Management System to synchronize traffic signals is well
under way.

Under the watchful eye of the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust, $17 billion
have been assigned to develop a countywide transit network and complete much-needed
road and signalization projects.

a The Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust is the 15-member body created to oversee the
New bus stops and passenger shelters expenditure of revenue generated by the half-cent transportation surtax.
0 All CITT meetings are open to the public, and citizens are welcome to attend and address the Trust.
For the schedule of meetings, log on to, or call 305-375-1357.
n Twenty percent of the surtax proceeds are distributed monthly to 31 municipalities participating in
the PTP municipal component, with each city receiving a share based on its population. To date,
more than $119 million have been distributed to municipalities for transit and road improvements.
Hialeah, Aventura, North Miami, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Sunny Isles
Beach, Palmetto Bay, North Bay Village, Bal Harbour Village, Surfside, Miami Shores, Hialeah
Gardens, Biscayne Park, Sweetwater, and West Miami now offer their own local bus service.
New minibuses Coral Gables Municipal Trolley
a N Resurfacing more than 130 lane miles.
Replacing over 24,000 faded street-name signs.
0 Installing new guardrails and school flashing signals.
SInstalling a new Advanced Traffic Management System.
E Synchronizing all 2,600 of the county's traffic signals by 2008.
A new Orange Line, which will be built in three phases, will extend the Metrorail
Future Metromover cars Metrorail car's new look system by 22 miles.
a MIC-Earlington Heights Connector- A 2.4-mile Metrorail extension going from the existing
slow, on"wEarlington Heights Station to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) near the airport is expected to be
MI.DAD-CO- -completed in 2010. This segment is estimated to cost $523 million, of which $423 million will come
S. .... from PTP funds, and $100 million will be provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
This segment will provide a much-needed connection to Miami International Airport via the MIC.
SU" North Corridor -A 9.5-mile segment along NW 27th Avenue between the existing Dr. Mart Luther
.. i King Jr. Plaza Station and NW 215th Street (the Broward County line). This segment,
t ............ ............ estimated to cost $1.45 billion, is expected to be completed in 2012.
.- ...... East-West Corridor -A 10.1-mile segment, which will run west along State Road 836 from the MIC
O to the Florida International University Park Campus, is expected to be completed in 2016, This
i T. segment is estimated to cost $2.28 billion.
'^0 Annual bus ser vice miles increased from 27 million to 38 million.:. -
A Increased bus fleet from 705 to 1,008 buses.
U. Made nearly 400 alignment and/or schedule improvements to existing bus routes.
MT ON U Initiated overnight service on 14 routes.
.-. More than 6,800 newly designed bus stop signs offer on-site route schedule and maps and general
4 transit information in three different languages.
n-I.._ ,'.i Installing nearly 2,000 modern bus stop shelters throughout Miami-Dade. To date, more than 1,000 K. k
of these shelters have been installed, including in some municipalities.
Offering more frequent midday and weekend service on MetroraiL

HMA Refurbishment of all Metrorail cars, with delivery of first pair of rehabilitated Metrorail cars
by January 2009.
Replacement of 12 of the original Metromover cars, with the first three new "r cars
j IIED expected to be delivered by March 2008.

1W W4PROJE/s More than 160,000 Miami-Dade senior citizens, social security recipients, and United States
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continued from 1A

speaking on matters that varied
from the international mone-
tary fund, to the political cor-
rectness of having a seperate
sleeping area for females, while
everyone sat in the circle of
assorted sofas, armchairs, and
folding chairs. The darkening
evening brought a chilling wind
and a fire was lit in the large
drum that serves as the com-
munal fireplace.
The orange, five gallon water
arranged on the bare, metallic
ironing board serves as a hand
washing station. The two tubes
of tooth paste have not been
stolen, proudly explained Max
Rameau of the Center for the
Pan-African Development.
The Center for Pan-African
Development in conjunction
with organizations such as
Brothers of the Same Mind,
Hope for the Homeless and
Helpless and N'COBRA,
planned this lot for about two
months. The final straw came
when the city of Miami
approved the controversial
development Crosswinds.
Rameau knew it was time to act
on the lot on the corner of 62nd
Street and 17th Avenue. It had
once housed a three story
apartment building before it

was condemned and razed by
the city. The lot has stood
empty since 1998.
Or it did until 3 p.m. on
October 23. Volunteers
swarmed over the trash-
strewn lot with a mission. They
were divided into teams, each
with their own separate func-
tion: one was to hang the
signs, one would clear the
trash and mow the lawns, and
the last would be prepared to
handle the legal ramifications.
According to Rameau, the
third team only had to wait five
minutes. Yet they were pre-
pared with their legal rights,
which had been established by
the case, Pottinger vs. City of
Miami in 1998. In the end, vol-
unteer activist faced about five
more police cars and city attor-
neys to prove that their right to
take the lot would hold up in a
court of law.
However, this situation is
different from the original
court case. This is not several
different individuals who hap-
pened to be charged with the
same crime. There are no
plans to vacate the vicinity.
This is not a temporary public-
ity stunt. "We're not making
any demands on the city," said
Rameau, "we just want them to
leave us alone."
Standing ready to house

anyone who needs a place to
lay their heads are about six
small domed tents and 10 fin-
ished pallet homes, their walls
insulated with cardboard and
roofs covered with heavy plas-
tic sheets to ward off rainfall.
Volunteers and residents
worked on the houses together
and are ready to build however
many demand calls for. One
volunteer estimated that up to
20 people sleep here a night,
but Rameau later said the
nightly occupants were 9 to
Meanwhile, "We're providing
the housing and food," said
Rameau. As previously report-
ed by The Miami Times,
activists and local residents of
the neighboring apartment
complex have donated money
and supplies, such as food
and sleeping supplies. And for
the past two days, a local
church has donated a big box
of sandwiches.
Anyone who stays there also
has access to the lot's lone
portable bathroom. The show-
er, a roofless, three-walled
structure, is expected to be up
and running by next week.
Everyone is suppose to con-
tribute, whether cooking,
building homes, or providing
security. In fact, it was the
communal spirit and the lot's

Elections bring few surprises

continued from 1A
center of his campaign and
proved to be important to vot-
Congressman Kendrick Meek
was expected to be overwhelm-
ingly elected over the 'write-in'
candidate and will return to
Washington for another two
year term.
The county's legislative dele-
gation is expected to include
new names, including Ronald
Brise, an articulate Haitian
American who was reared in
South America and speaks flu-
ent English, Creole, French and
Spanish. Brise, elected in
District 108 to replace former
Representative Phil Brutus,
who was defeated in his bid to
unseat County Commissioner

Dorrin Rolle in the September
primary. Brise is expected to
join lightly opposed legislators
Dorothy Bendross Mindingall
(District 109) and Yolly
Roberson (District 104), as well
as Representatives Ed Bullard
(District 1118) and 'Tee'
Holloway (District 103). Bullard
and Holloway were elected after
the September primary.
All of the county's delegation
members will have an opportu-
nity to show leadership because
the new Speaker is the recently
re-elected Marco Rubio in
District 111. Also receiving the
highest number of votes in leg-
islative District 102 was Ralph
Arza, whose name was still on
the ballot because he resigned
too late to have it removed.
Howeverr' former Hialeah coun-
cilman Eduardo Gonzalez, who

was selected by the State
Republican Party, is expected
to be sworn in to represent the
State Senators Frederica
Wilson and Larcenia Bullard
were not up for election this
year and will continue to be in
the county's legislative delega-
Also on the ballot were
Circuit Judge candidates
endorsed by The Miami Times,
Valarie Manno Schurr and
Marls Tinkler Mendez, as well
as County Court Judge candi-
date Jose "Joe" Fernandez. '
The county had one
Referendum question on the
ballot. Voters were asked to
decide whether to allow the
county to contract to develop
an entertainment complex near
the present Metro Zoo.

Expanded powers for community Trust

continued from 1A

Formerly the Model City
Community Revitalization
Trust, the mission has been
substantially amended to
focus on efforts to attract new
businesses, provide job train-
ing and other economic oppor-
tunities for residents within its
The old entity's primary pur-
pose was to provide affordable
housing to the areas between
Northwest 60th and 62nd
street and from 12th Avenue to
17th Avenue. Audit concerns
caused then newly elected
Commissioner Spence-Jones to
move swiftly to change the
administration and procedures
of the Board. After hearing
from residents, Spence-Jones
moved to pass the new ordi-
nance, which became effective
in August, to expand the mis-
sion of the Trust to meet more
of the needs of the community.

Local community develop-
ment leader Elaine Black was
selected to manage the Trust.
Spence-Jones announced her
commitment to keep the com-
munity informed and involved.
David Chiverton was selected

as the Chairman of the Liberty
City Community Trust.
Janella Buckner of
Commissioner Spence-Jones'.
staff is available at 305-635-
2301 to distribute information
about the Trust.


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purpose that drew Johnathan
Baker. The day laborer has
been homeless for three years
and lived in four homeless
shelters. I feel safe here and I
feel a sense of unity, said
A young woman holds up an
empty water jug, and asks if
anyone has watered the plants
today. Receiving a general no,
the 25 year old fills the jug and
begins to water the small
makeshift gardens. As she
methodically empties the jug,
Amanda Seaton explained that
the choice of vegetables was a
community effort and everyone
planted something in one of
the three gardens.
There are several more pot-
ted plants waiting to be plant-
ed and two tree saplings have
already been planted. "So the

lot can be sustainable,"
explained Seaton, "and to
beautify it."
Seaton's autonomy isn't
unusual. The residents of the
lot run the kitchen, provide
most of the security and do
some of the building, explained
Rameau. But I am here most
days. Eventually this will be
totally run by the residents of
this lot. Yet, said Rameau, we'll
probably always need food
donated and we definitely need
more blankets for winter.
Rameau looks over all thats
been accomplished in just a
couple of weeks. But he
dreams of the future, where
the lot would become a gen-
uine community space. Where
there'd be a poetry night, peo-
ple would come hear seminars,
said Rameau.

The lot held a welcoming cel-
ebration on November 2. That
Thursday, volunteers,
activists, neighbors, and
homeless citizens came togeth-
er to listen to a few speak from
organizations such as
Brothers of the Same Mind,
Hope for the Homeless and
Hopeless, and residents about
the housing shortage and
homelessness. Afterwards,
everyone was fed barbeque
chicken, greens and cake. Or
just cake, if they chose.
The time frame for when the
communal potential for the
public lot on the corner of
62nd Street and 17th Avenue
can become a reality is
unclear. "But if I'm still here
[every night] a year from now,"
said Rameau, "then this was a

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, November 8-14, 2006 9A

Moderate housing for South Dade opens

County Commissioner
Dennis Moss will officiate the
opening ceremonies of the
Grand Opening Ceremony of
the Breeze at Ficus Creek, a
complex of 21
units in south
Miami-Dade on
Saturday at 10
a.m. The collabo-
ration of the
Action Plan
(MMAP) Trust and MOSS
the Grace of God
CDC produced the leadership
and financing for the homes.
Developer Luis Muchado con-
structed the condominiums,
made affordable by the MMAP-
CDC financing support.
Moss said, "I look forward to
working with MMAP in this
venture, which I feel will be of
significant importance because
the demand for this type of
moderately priced housing is
of great need in our communi-
ty." Moss invited the public to
come out to the ceremony
scheduled to last from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
The condominiums are con-
veniently located in the Old
Cutler Bay area just east of the
Florida Turnpike Expressway,
as well as near public and pri-

. the condominiums consist of two, two-story buildings totaling 21 units, accommodated
with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, ample parking, a children's playground area and
three laundry facilities.

vate schools, employment cen-
ters and shopping plazas. The
community is invited to view
the condominium units moder-
ately priced in the mid
$217,000-233,000 range.
More importantly, MMAP CEO
Milt Vickers said mortgage
lenders will be on hand to help
qualify all interested home-
owners. Pre-qualified home-
buyers are also encouraged to
Constructed in 1996 on 1.5

acres, and fully refurbished in
2006 by Ficus Villas, LLC, the
condominiums consist of two,
two-story buildings totaling 21
units, accommodated with three
bedrooms and two bathrooms,
ample parking, a children's
playground area and three laun-
dry facilities. The buildings are
of CBS construction with
Mediterranean style roofing and
extensive landscaping. All of the
homes are equipped with indi-
vidual A/C units, individual

water heaters and full kitchen
appliance packages with
European style cabinetry in all
kitchens and bathrooms.
MMAP Trust, an agency of
Miami-Dade County, was asked
to co-sponsor the development
and Grace of God CDC was
sought to assist with condo
sales. Together the collaborators
have produced homes that are
often unavailable to many in the
Black communities of Miami-

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cleared for Bahamas flights

Fort Lauderdale-based
Chalk's International Airlines,
which has announced plans to
resume flights to the Bahamas
on Nov. 9, does not have per-
mission to fly there, a
Bahamian aviation official said
"Their approval to come here
has expired and they have not
submitted a new application,"
said Cyril Saunders, the direc-
tor of civil aviation.
Chalk's, whose seaplane fleet
remains grounded following a
December 2005 crash that
killed 20, plans to use a 19-seat
Beech aircraft leased from
Billings, Mont.-based Big Sky
Airlines before adding other
Big Sky has applied to serve
the Bahamas, and that applica-
tion is pending, Saunders said.
But even if it is approved,
Chalk's needs separate
approval to serve the Bahamas

because it is leasing the plane
and using a crew from Big Sky.
he said.
Chalk's operations have been
in limbo since Dec. 19, when
one of its Grumman Mallard
seaplanes burst into flames and
crashed off Miami Beach while
starting out for Bimini. U.S.
government investigators said
both wings had metal fatigue
cracks, but the National
Transportation Safety Board
has not issued a final report.
Chalk's owner Jim Confalone
has said he hopes to rebuild
sections of the handful of sea-
planes remaining to make them
airworthy. The process Is sub-
ject to Federal Aviation
Administration approval.
Should Chalk's gain permis-
sion from the Bahamas to
resume flights, it would first
serve Nassau and Bimini from
Fort Lauderdale and West Palm

Miami Gardens denies Wal-mart bid

Wal-Mart lost its bid at
least temporarily for permis-
sion to open a liquor store in its
proposed SAM's Club slated for
Miami Gardens.
At a zoning meeting this
week, the City Council dis-
missed the retailer's applica-
tion for a variance to allow for a
package store in the members-
only club that will be built next
to the new Wal-Mart
Superstore at 17650 NW
Second Ave. The action means
Wal-Mart will have to wait at
least 18 months before it

can reapply.
The club would be in close
proximity to three churches, a
Jewish school and a day care,
and the liquor proposal drew
some criticism in advance of
the meeting.
A Wal-Mart spokesman said
the retailer was reconsidering
whether to build a SAM's club
in the city.
"We are reevaluating that site
to decide whether or not we are
going to put a SAM'S Club In
there," said spokesman Eric

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Kelsey Pharr elementary student wins reading contest

Mayling Hernandez, a recent
graduate of Kelsey Pharr
Elementary School in
Allapattah, received a new bicy-
cle, helmet and lock for her win-
ning performance in a summer
reading program sponsored by
the Miami office of global law
firm Morgan, Lewis and
Mayling received her grand
prize with personal congratula-
tions from Morgan Lewis attor-

ney Robert Murray, Kelsey Pharr
Principal Dr. Sandra Clark and
Assistant Principal Ronald
Redmon during an October
awards ceremony at the school.
Twenty-two other students also
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In exchange for completing
and returning a quiz to show
they read the book, Morgan
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"We want to encourage the chil-
dren to read," said Mr. Murray.
He added, "There was a dramat-
ic increase over the number of
students who completed last
summer's program, so it
appears that our first bicycle
award ceremony at the begin-
ning of the 2005-06 school year
really got the student's attention
and incentivized them for this
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Let your testimony comfort others

I recently spoke to a woman
who lost both of her sons at
the young ages of 18 & 20.
They were found dead execu-
tion style with shots to the
back of their heads while sit-
ting in the front seat of a car.
As a mother, I can only imag-
ine how horribly painful this
could be. It's painful to lose a
child under any circum-
stances, but to lose two sons

in such a tragic manner is
unthinkable. This woman
spoke at length about the hor-
ror of violence, especially vio-
lence directed at our young
Here in South Florida, espe-
cially in the Miami area, we
have been no strangers to vio-
lent deaths of children these
past few months. Children
and teenagers have been killed

in drive by shootings, walking
home and as the result of an
alleged argument over cars.
Such loss is unbearable the
loss of innocent lives and loss
of innocence is a terrible
heartache. What impressed
me about Apostle Donna
Hagler's attitude during our
conversation was the lack of
anger and bitterness. Of
course, there was pain this
was a woman who lost two boys
on the same day at the same
time. But I heard something
else I heard hope and a
desire to bring that hope to
I am reminded of the plea
made by the Apostle Paul to

God to remove the 'thorp' from
his life and the Lord answered
that "His grace was suffi-
cient." Oh, how wonderful it
would be to not have the pain
of the loss of two sons, but
God will use this 'thorn' of
Apostle Hagler's to minister to
others. In 2 Corinthians 1:4,
Paul tells us that we endure
trials to be a comfort to oth-
ers. Apostle Hagler told me
that she travels throughout
the country to share her story
so that she can comfort those
who have endured the same
pain and loss. !
I am also reminded of one of
my favorite scriptures -
Revelation 12:11 that tells

us that the enemy is defeated
by the blood of the Lamb -
that was Jesus' responsibility,
and the word of our testimony,
which is our responsibility. I
know that the devil tries very
hard to stop my testimony
because I love to tell others
about what the Lord has done
for me. I love to encourage
people to stay on task, finish
the course and to remind
them that our God is a loving,
merciful God. The attacks of
the enemy are no match for
the promises of God.
When we are able to speak
to others as Apostle Hagler
does in retreats, conferences,
prayer meetings and visits to

prisons, then we are able to
show other people who have
been broken and beaten down
by the same trials that we .have
endured that we can be victori-
ous. We can show them that
we do not have to be bitter and
angry, but better and joyful.
This upsets the enemy
because he has told these
same people that they will
never find comfort or peace,
and no one else knows how
they feel. How liberating it is
when others can testify about
the goodness of the Lord, and
bring the same comfort that
they themselves have been
comforted through Christ

Faith Christian Center
invites you to their Bible study
for the entire month of

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

The Second Baptist Church
invites you to their Sixth Annual
First Family Anniversary
Celebration, on November 8 -
12. The service starts at 4 p.m.

God Word God Way Cogic,
invites you to celebrate their
church anniversary starting
November 3-12 at 7:30 p.m.
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 November 9-11 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 Baptist Women's
Council of Greater Miami and
Vicinity will hold its monthly
meeting at the First Baptist
Church of Brownsville on
Saturday, November 11 at 3
New Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church

invites you to their service on
Sunday, Novermber 12 at

N.J.P.H. Ministries invites
you to their Miracle and
Deliverance services every
Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. and on
Sunday, November 12.

The New Mount Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
will have a Gospel Jamboree
Explosion Musical on Sunday,
November 12 at 5 p.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 service will
take place on November 12 at
11 a.m. The attire for the event
is military or civilian dress.
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church cordially invites

you to their Annual Fellowship
Day on November 12 at 7:30
a.m. and 11 a.m.
New Way Fellowship Praise
and Worship Center will hold
its 31st church convocation on
November 15 19 at 7 p.m.
AMWANB members, along
with Bishop Eugene Joyner Sr.
would like to thank all old mem-
bers from Independent
Pentecostal Church for coming
to the Family and Friends

Pastor Johnnie Taylor of New
Beginning Enrichment Center
invites you to a live taping of the
Calvary Travelers 50th Singing
Anniversary on Friday,
November 17 at 7 p.m.
******** *
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.

There will be a groundbreak-
ing ceremony for new edifice
and office for Glory Temple
Ministries on Sunday,
November 19 at 3 p.m.

The Triumph the Church
and Kingdom of God in Christ
will have a D-N-A Anniversary
Bash. The free event will be a
christian night out and concert
on Saturday, November 18 at 7
p.m. There will be performances
by David Hudson and the
Ingram Singers.
******* *
The St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
their church memorial service
on Sunday, November 19 at 4

Total Change and
Empowerment Ministries cor-

dially invites you to a grand cel-
ebration in honoring Maria
Brown, on Sunday, November
19 at 4 p.m.
The New Christ Tabernacle
Shephard's Care Ministry
invites you to their 5th
Anniversary on Sunday,
November 21 at 3:30 p.m.
The St. John Institutional
Missionary Baptist Church
invites you to observe the 40th
anniversary of Reverend Ivan
George ordination into ministry
on Thursday, November 23 at 7

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

AMWANB Choir and Usher
Board Departments would
like to thank all churches,
family and friends who came
out on friday night services
and participated in their
Building Fundraiser.

Girl Power and M.O.V.E.R.S
are requesting your support in
their Adopt 7 Needy Families
Thanksgiving Project. They are
asking that you bring nonper-
ishable food items to 6015 NW
7th Avenue on November 1 -
17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, November 11,
the City of North Miami will
have a Veterans Day
Ceremony at 10 a.m. The
event is to honor our nation's
******** *
Camillus Pharmacy, located
at 10780 West Flagler Street,
will have a Free Total
Cholesterol and Diabetes
Screening on November 11, at
10 a.m to 5 p.m. For more
information, call 1-800-713-
There will be a Parent
Support Group Meeting being
held on Wednesday, November
8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at
6015 NW 7th Avenue. The
topic will be Preventing
Voilence and Aggresion in
Teenage Girls. To RSVP, call

There will be a benefit recital
for New Orleans' Xavier
University, on November 10 at
7 p.m. at the Cor Jesu Chapel
on Barry University. The event
is held by the Hurricane
Katrina Relief Fund and
there will be no admission. For
more information, call Dr.
Mott at 305-899-3756.

The Economic Opportunity
Program Institute (E.O.P.I) is
asking everyone out who is

interested in correcting cor-
ruption and misuse of taxpay-
ers money. There will be a pro-
cessional 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.

Greater Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church
cordially invites the communi-
ty to join them for their 100
Men in Black Program, on
November 12, at 3:30 p.m.

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

The Markon Housing
Counseling Agency is holing a
free, first time homebuyers
education workshop on
Saturday, November 18 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop
will be taking place at 7417
West Commercial Boulevard.
To register, call Lou Green at

Chef Credo Seafood and
BBQ, will have their Chef
Credo's Fall Block Party on
Saturday, November 18 at 5 to
8 p.m. They are ushering the
community with hospitality as
there will be free food and soft
drinks for the first 200 people
as well as music by DJ Papa
Keith. For more information,
call 305-305-8445 or 305-510-

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
information, call 305-579-

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

The Christian Hill Jr. Golf
and Learning Center will host
their 8th Annual Charity
Tournament on November 10,
at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds from the
tournament will benefit
upcoming programs and proj-
ects for junior golfers of all
The Miami Dade
Community Action Agency
(CAA) will help income eligible
residents in Miami-Dade
County with paying gas and
electric bills for as long as
funds are available. The pro-
gram offers the one time $100 -
$200 credit on a .first come,
first serve basis. For more
information, call CAA's distri-
bution sites: Opa-Locka 305-
623-6500, Liberty City 305-
756-2830, Coconut Grove -
305-446-3311, and Florida
City 305-247-2068
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 -

Tenth anniversary celebration of the life of Darren Down Memory Lane

For the tenth year anniver-
sary celebration of Darren's
Life Down Memory Lane. A
memorial dinner party was
given at Mildred Claude
Pepper Tower October 28 for
this celebration.
The family wants to thank
Nat's catering for the most
talked about food was finger
licking good.
Thanks to Mr. Tommy
Bruton for beautifully deco-
rating the banquet room in
Miami Dolfans color setting.
(Darren was a Dolfan).
Thanks to Mr. Tony
Marshall, DJ, who had every-
one on the floor with Electric
Slide, line dances and
Thanks to the photographer
Mr. Winston Johnson for the
video and still pictures.
Special thanks to family


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member Adrianna Francis for
helping get this event togeth-
A short program and reflec-
tion was rendered. Thanks to
Mr. Lionel Ferguson for the
prayer and blessing the food.
Thanks to Mrs. Elizabeth
Smith and family who came
from Denver, Colorado and
Atlanta, GA.
All family members in
Miami and friends he grew up
Special thanks to Mr. Kenny
Also special thanks to Rep.
Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, the many friends
of the family and other
guests to numerous to name.
May God bless you Calvin
Manning, father and Hazel
Pierre, mother and the
Lightbourn family.

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 1-877-833-
******** *
The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is cur-
rently recruiting Foster Parents
and Adoptive Parents. For more
information, call 305-694-
7450. ext. 190.

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.

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

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Local entrepreneur shares her story

By Kaila Heard

From struggling single mother
to model to firefighter to entre-
preneur, Phyllis Simpskins
describes her journey.
I was born in Chester,
Georgia, the eldest of six sib-
lings, and my family moved to
Miami when I was two years
We were definitely economi-
cally disadvantaged, but my
family loved and supported me.
In fact, they made sure I got
sent to Barbizon's Modeling
School in 1978, where I won
my first beauty pageant. But I
got pregnant, dropped out of
Hialeah Senior High School
i and married to a man in the
military all by the time I was 16
years old. I got to travel the
world and I had another baby,
but the union wasn't meant to

Phyllis Simpskins
be and we divorced in the late

My second marriage was to a
man with a college degree. He
was going to be my white
knight; he was going to save
me. When I met him, I was
tired, tired of the struggle of
being a single mother. So, I
went along for the ride.
Unfortunately, he was someone
who was mentally, emotionally,
and physically abusive. He was
alternately encouraging and
It was at this time that I went
back into modeling, attending
the Charmette School of mod-
eling talent agency and eti-
quette. Just as well, because
my husband was also physical-
ly, abusive. He seemed to
think, "if I can't control her, I'd
try to make not go anywhere,"
and he would deliberately give
me black eyes and busted lips.
One day my mom told me
that "I could make this type of
love be the life of me or death of

me." I got that divorce in 1992.
Why did you become a fire-
I got tired of the way I was liv-
ing, the type-of jobs that I had,
mostly temporary jobs, were
sometimes barely paying mini-
mum wage. I got tired of the
low income housing complex.
And I didn't want any man
lording over my kids.
So, I did my homework. I
needed a job that maintained
my home, car and supported
my three kids. Besides I always
liked a job that allowed me
move into a leadership position.
In 1995, I originally tried to
become a police officer, but
instead I managed to become a
corrections officer aide, where I
worked until I finally. did
become a firefighter in 1997. A
job which had not been easy
since day one, because people
believed the fire department
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U.S. Rep Kendrick B. Meek honors America's Vets

Compiled By Brandyss Howard

November 11 marks the
international day of remem-
brance known as Veteran's
Day. This day commemorates
the signing of the Armistice
that ended World War I. In
1918, at the eleventh hour in
the eleventh day of the eleventh
month, all major hostilities
were ended. In honor of the
individuals who have fought for
this country, U.S. Rep.
Kendrick B. Meek released the
following statement: "This
Veteran's Day, we honor the
more than 24 million veterans,
brave men and women who
have served our country in uni-

form. Our nation owes a debt of
gratitude to the soldiers,
sailors, airmen, marines and
coast guards who defend
America in peacetime and
wartime. Throughout history,
these selfless men and women
have brought dignity to the uni-
form they wear, and honor to
this nation they so proudly
Again this year, this nation
is at war. We honor the newest
generation of veterans who
have served so honorably in
Afghanistan and Iraq, despite
the most challenging of cir-
cumstances and hardships.
More than 100 of our troops
were killed in Iraq last month
alone, but more than 21,200

Kendrick B. Meek

have returned from Iraq
wounded, many of them per-
manently. Yet this Congress
and this Administration have
not provided proper funding
for the VA health care system
at exactly the time when both
older vets and newer vets need
greater access to medical serv-
ices. Since January 2003, the
VA has locked out more than
270,000 veterans from the VA
health care system. That's not
the way to support our troops.
So this Veteran's Day, let us
all remember that caring for
those who bore the brunt of
war, and their families is our
moral obligation, a solemn
promise and responsibility that
must not go unfulfilled."

Deacon ordination

service at

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Missionary
Baptist Church located at
2722 NW 55th Street,
Reverend Johnny White, Jr.,
Pastor invites you to the
Deacon Ordination Service for
Brother Alphonso Tyler
Sunday, November 12, 3 p.m.
Ordination message will be
delivered by Reverend Albert
Jones of New Mount Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church.
For additional information,

Brother Alphonso Tyler

contact Rock of Ages
Missionary Baptist Church at

Pastor's 15th appreciation anniversary

at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
Greetings in the name of the
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
The Lord has blessed as and
has enabled us to plan for a joy-
ous celebration that will honor
our pastor on his fifteenth
appreciation anniversary.
The following services will take
place at Mt. Vernon Missionary
Baptist Church, 1323 NW 54th
Wednesday, November 8 at
7:30 p.m. worship service with
Bright Morning Star FW Baptist
Church, Reverend Walter Reverend Wilfred A.MIII l :Jr.
Daniels and congregation;
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 Reverend Larry Ferguson and
p.m., Worship service with Day congregation; and Sunday,
Spring Missionary Baptist November 26 at 3:30 p.m., cli-
Church, Reverend Charles Boyd max worship service with New
and congregation; Saturday, Providence Missionary Baptist
November 11 at 8 a.m., Prayer Church, Reverend Vinson Davis
Breakfast; Sunday, November 'and congregation.
12 at 4 p.m., worship service Sister Ida Lawler is the presi-
with New Mt. Zion Missionary dent of the Pastor's Aide Minis-
Baptist Church, Florida City, try.

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7 a.m. guests will be Reverend J.C. Wise and

all the way from Baxley-Lyons, Georgia.
Our own Veterans' Day honorings will be held
during our Christian Education Session.
The colors for the day are green and black.

Come share in this day that will be devoted to

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2330 N.W. 93rd Street 305-836-1224 305-688.1612
305-836-0942 Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New time for T.V. Program Order of Servicesi
Order of Services FOR HOPE FOR TODAY S Sun...9:30 a.m....(Sunday School)
O7:30 a.. Eirly Morning Wosehip u.iiC .A.I.1 .0)C'1.37. I-.CAsr.... Walk in the Word Ministry
11 a.m...Morning Worship Sun. 93 Sunday 5 Worship Service.............. I I a.m.
Evening Worship Wed-ltercessry Pnyer9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
Evening WMoing ervice .................. In. Wed..I a.m..Intercessory Paiyer
1st & 3rd Sunday .......6 p.m. Sun. Eve. Worship ..........7:30( p.m. Wed. Bible Clhss........12 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..7 p.m. Tues. Prayer Meeing ...... 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Class.............. 7 p.m.
wWe Bible ClMsri...............7...m0m

aith Evangelistic Praise &
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
Sunday Sch(i )l..................9:30 a.m.
Sutn. Morning WorMship..........II a.111.
Tues. Payer .................... 6 p..
SSchIl of Wisdon............ 6:30 p.m.
Healing & Delivemie Scrv...7:30 pin.
Wexd/St. Maiinn )piyr)...5 ia.n.
Friday Youth Night.................7 p.m.

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

S InW y sco;l........ 9:45 ainx
MolIday P nyer wnl li- (Push).7:30ap.i
al iy Tieile Mis ion ............ 0
S"I day Ft Ii n"i v iW ay ................... 11." .

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunmdy Worship...7:30 a. in
Sunday School...............9:30
Sulay Mornming W rship ....I I i..
Sunday Evening Service ..6 p.
'LLcsiay PranyerM ) iprn.,
Wednesay iliBle Study ..7:3 p.m.
N tI JIs B Ii Cltrc aiHi a Move ie.

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060Fax 305-255-8544
Order of' Servi'esp
SunidALiy School )9:45 iimi.
Sin. Morning Srvs ..I iiU,
T Iuesd. ay i....1 iic SitIly
Feeding MiNis)ry.... I);.111.
wedI Bible Sludy/1rayer-..:30(1 in
Thurs. Outreach lliistly.6:30 I.n)

/ Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Hour of Piayes ......... 6:30 a.m..
Early Morning Worship.. 7:30) a.m.

Prayer/i3055 N.W. 76e Street, 33147n.

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

Order of Services:
Sundays- Church School............... 10 i.l.
Worship Service..............11:15 a.mi.
Tuesdays Bible Class.......... 7 p.m.
4th Sunday Baptism EIarly Morning......

(Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W, 68' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order or Services:
Early Morning Services
(" Sunday) ......8:00 am
Sunday School .......... 9:45 am
Morning Service ....11:00( h am
Communion Service
(Thurs. bcloc I" Sunday) 7:31)0 pmi
Prayer Meeting/Bihle Study
(Wcdnesday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station 0O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ..........9 an

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12'" Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship .............7 a.
Sunday School ............. 9 a.m.
NBC ......... .................. 10:05 a.m .
W orshi 4 ......................... m 41 .1 .
Missn mand iille Class
Tuesday ............... 6:3 p. .
SyoButh Meetin p/Choirrehearsal
Monday ......................6:30 p.m.

/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street. Homestead 33136
Order oServi es

s I chsIl ..s...s ssI I_ .

W d eNih nilB ibeStudy, s'pml.

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Sunday Morning Worship ....11 a.m.
Sunday Men's Bible Study .....5 p.m.
Sundiiay Ladies Bible Study ..._5 p.m.
Sundiiy Evening Worship ......6 p.m.
'ruisday Night Bible Situdy ....7:30pi
liursday Momaing Bible ChLssI 11 a.m.
ulnsportation available Call:
305.634-4 5 M1 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
Tue. Bible Class 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship ......1... I a.m.

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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

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

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87"' Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
Sunday Schooll... .......I0 aIm.
W ti'lhip Service ............ I a.ni1.
SL"uICStlay liiIIe Sludy Sp8i..
cc Swucrs. .lay' to v ii

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 ........I1 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"' & 4" 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.

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue
L' *Order (If Services:

1328 N.W. 3"'Avenue
Order of Services:
F-. Sunday Su
Morning Worship .............. :30 ..

Prundayer S ich ........... 7:3
1755 NW 78 S8 tree

St. John Baptist Churchi '
1328 N.W. 3` Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .......9:330 a.m.
SMorning Worship ...119am).
I Naturefin" BaIt istln'hes
(a B.T.U.) 5 p.m..
Evening Worship ........ 7 p.m.
SMeeting ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Bible SIL y Wed ..... 8 p.m.

Sundally Worship Ser%'ice..6;30 panl.

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 amn.
SUnday Schoo)l 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Mccting Tues. 6 p.m.

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103r' St.
Order or Services:

y Moing orship 73 am.

Sun. Church School 9:3(1 a m.
IMony-BrMidaye 121 p. s 1p
Prayer/1ible Shudy
TuSt. Luke Missionary Baptis

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W955th Street
305-835-8280696 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

Sun. Church Services9:30a.m.
Morning Worship ..... I a.m.
TuLesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
TueZion.beforethe Ist Sun..... p

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

A FrOly Mrdeing Woship.7:30af.i
Sunday Schooml .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .I.,11 a.m.

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

Order of Services:
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Pr!ise/Worship ..11 a.m.
Youth Choir- Saltuday ......11
Prayer Meelting & )Bible Sltudy
Tuesday 7 p.m.

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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
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
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itation worker for
died November
2 at North Shore
Medical Center.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at St. Luke AME

self-employed laborer, died October
16 at home. Service Saturday, 9
a.m. in the chapel.

died October 31 at Jackson
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-

equipment main-
tenance at MDT,
died October 31
at Parkway
Medical Center.
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Day
Spring Baptist

64, homemaker, died Nbvember 3
at Parkway Regional Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 11 a..m.
in the chapel.

IDA IRONES, died at Parkway
Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.


retired cottage
parent at
Center, died
November 2.
Service Friday,
12 p.m. in the


IVY WOOD, 69, died November
5.'Arrangements are incomplete.
CECIL PETERS, 81, died
November 6. Arrangements are
EDITH MOORE, 84, died October
31. Arrangements are incomplete.

November 3 at
North Shore
Medical Cener.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church.

59, died October 30 at V.A. Medical
Center. Remains will be shipped to
Bushneell, Florida for final rites and

Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Friendship Missionary Baptist

MAMIE WHEELER, 69, died.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in the

ELIHU KEE, JR., 74, died.
Arrangements are incomplete.

RETHA MCGREGOR, 68, dietary
aid, died
November 3 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
include: hus-
band, Fred;
dau g h ters,
Sheila and
Fredina; sister,
Gladys Hilbert.
Service Saturday, November 11, 11
a.m. at New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church.

died November
5. Survivors
include: parents,
Sandra Lowe
and Kenneth Sr.;
step mother,
Audra Wilson;
siblings, Anthony
Davis, Jr. and

Wilson; and
grandmother, Patty Wilson. Service
Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m. at
Shekinah Glory Deliverence, 1051
Nw 62nd Street.

Cutler Ridge, died October 28.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in the

AUNDRY MILLS, III, 20, Goulds,
died October 31 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

died November 2. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Hermon
A.M.E. Church.

CALVIN FLOYD, 18, Princeton,
died November 2. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Morningstar
Missionary Baptist Church.

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


November 2.
Service Friday,
10 a.m. at Mt.
P i s g a h

ALICE CLARE, 87, died October
31. Arrangements are incomplete.

November 5. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

Martha B. Solomon
LEO BLACKMAN, 34, laborer,
died November
3 at Jackson

Saturday, 10
a.m. at Rock of
Ages Missionary
Baptist Church.

November 5 at
J ac kson

Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

LARRY WEST, 32, died.
Arrangements are incomplete.

maker, died October 28 at Larkins
Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. in the chapel.

61, beautician,
died November
2 at her resi-
include: chil-
dren, Mario
(Denise), Bhian,
Sherri (Gerald)
Duhart, Shonda
Cheeks, Lance, Otis Walker, Jr. and
Renalders Walker; and siblings,
Patricia Pratt and Alma Robinson.
Services were held Tuesday,
November 7, 10 a.m. at Lake
Stevens Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's

CUNNINGHAM, 2 months old, died
November 2 at Jackson Hospital.
Survivors include: parents, Patrick
Cunningham and April James.
Visitation Thursday at Wright
Funeral Home.
shoreman, died
November 5 at
North Shore
Medical Center.

Saturday, 11t
a.m. at United
House of

November 3 at

Medical Center.
Thursday, 11
a.m. at St.
Baptist Church.

dry presser, died
November 3 at

Remains will be
be shipped to
Georgia for final
rites and burial.

RODNEY E. JACKSON, 62, long-
shoreman, died
November 2.
Surviv ors
include: wife,
Evelyn Williams;
two daughters,
Constance and
Alexis Jackson;
son, Rodney
Jackson, Jr.;
step daughter,
Myisha Williams; step son Terrence
Williams; brother, Clem Davis; sis-
ter, Dianne Jackson; two grandchil-
dren; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and other rela-
tives. Viewing will be held at Range
Funeral Home, 3-5 p.m. and at his
residence, 6 p.m. until. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. in the chapel.

personnel manager for Proctor and
Gamble Industries. Remains will be
shipped to Springdale, Ohio for final
rites and burial.

tic, died November 2. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. in the chapel.

JAMES WADE, 79, died.
Services were held.

died October 31. Service Saturday,
1 p.m. at Grace of God Baptist

November 5. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at Donaldson/Fryar Funeral

VIOLA McCLAIN, died November
6 at her residence. Arrangements
are incomplete.

Gregg L. Mason
October 26 at
Memorial Long
Term Care
C e nter.
Surviv ors
include: sons,
Paul Tisnor
(Marie Lucy)
and Odye
Tisnor; three
daughters, Carol Sims, Margaret
Dumercy and Suzie Bolivar (Milo).
Services were held.

Death Notice

ALVIN N. FIELDS, 55, re-
tired from Miami-Dade Transit.
He leaves to mourn parents,
John and Edna Fields; and a
host of other family members
and friends.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


09/01/29 11/13/02

You will always be in our
hearts. You are missed.
Your loving family.

Public Notice

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

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


06/08/36 10/21/06

Mom, we love you and we miss
you so much. We will cherish
our memories of you forever/
Your children, Percy, Sandra,
Cedric, Judy, Tony, Dallis,
Chare, Darriel and Dina.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam


11/09/96 04/15/05

An angel gone too soon...and
will forever be missed and loved!
Happy birthday, "Zay Zay." We
all will cherish your life and time
spent with us. We will love you
Mom, Mrs. Renea Burrows-
Styles, aunt; Felicia Grant,
Aquilla and Patrick Burrows,
Gloria and Hugh McGrath, sis-
ters; Corinthia Carnes and lysha
Garner and a host of cousins.

Death Notice


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


02/21/56 11/11/01

It has been five years. We are
smiling through our tears. Your
memories and our love will al-
ways last.
Your mother, Betty; sisters, Va-
larie (Gerald) and LaShon;
brothers, Fernando and
Stanford; niece, nephews, great
nephew and family.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


11/10/86 04/29/06

Love always, from Ahmani and
family. Live in the sky.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to say thank you for
the kindness shown to us dur-
ing our hours of bereavement.
Thanks to Reverend D.L.
We love you!
From .his mother and the
Johnson family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

died November 4.
Survivors include: son,
Triemiel Knight; daughter,
Leslieann Hector; and stepsons,
Cecil and Robert Knight.
Services will be held at Friend-
ship Missionary Baptist Church,
Saturday, November 11 at 11

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


11/09/57 09/22/06

Happy Birthday, my love.
You will never be forgotten.
You are always in my heart.
Love your mom, Loretta Y. Co-


A special thanks to the honora-
ble Senator Fredricka Wilson
and the 5,000 role models,
Bishop Victor T. Curry and the,
New Birth Baptist Cathedral of
Faith, Mr. Alonzo Boykins and
the many neighbors, friends and
family who consoled our hearts.
The Brown and Thompson

Death Notice

passed away November 5 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include: father,
Tavarris Kirkland; mother,
Yusheka Sampson; grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson; great grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Streeter; and a
host of other family members
and friends.
Viewing Thursday 12-1 p.m.
Service Thursday 1 p.m. in the
chapel at Gregg L. Mason
Funeral Home.


11/12/31 11/13/01

We think of you always, but es-
pecially today.
You will always be in our
We love you!.
Your wife. Calmeta: children,
brother and sisters.

Death Notice

JR., 81, educator, died on
October 31 at Memorial of
Pembroke Medical Center.
Services were held on
Monday November 6, at 11
a.m. at St.James AME


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New Way Church holds Health Empowerment Day activities

New Way Fellowship Praise
and Worship Center has
scheduled a full day of activi-
ties for its Health
Empowerment Day scheduled
for Saturday, November 18.
The heath empowerment day
is a faith based way to assist
the community with free
screenings, counseling and

social services.
The event is opened
for the public. The
event will screen for
glucose and choles-
terol, blood pressure,
dental health, sickle
cell, and tuberculosis
ratings. Rapid HIV
testing and many

Deacon Ministry Day at St. John

The deacons of the church
will observe their annual day
on this Sunday. The guest
minister for the 3:30 service
will be the Reverend Dr.
Jimmie Bryant and his congre-
gation of Antioch Baptist
Church of Liberty City. Dea-
con Robert Baker serves as
chairman of the Saint John
Deacons' Ministry.
Other special activities for the
month; Sunday, 19th., Mission
Circle #1 Ministry Day, Thurs-
day, 23rd, Thanksgiving serv-
ice and the 40th., anniversary
observance of the ordination of
the Reverend Ivan E. George;
Sunday, 26, Brotherhood
Ministry Day.
The church wishes Godspeed
to three devoted members who
have recently relocated in the
State of Georgia; Reverend
Aubrey Morley in Atlanta,
Deaconess Ruth Marshall in
Americus and Reverend

Reverend Dr. Jimmie Bryant

Brantley and Deaconess
Jackie McCollough in
The church family is remem-
bering in special prayers for a
speedy recovery of our pastor,
Reverend Doctor Henry Nevin.

other test will also be
Also provided will be
counseling by on site
pharmacist regarding
medications, education
as well as awareness
sessions on health
issues for men and
BASKIN women including dis-

cussions on mental health,
lung disease and cancer
Later on in the evening, New
Way presents a concert featur-
ing Ms. Merian Terry, who will
debute her CD solo. The health
services will occur between 9
a.m. to 1 p.m., while the free
concert will occur at 5 p.m.


celebration for


Brownsville Middle School
honors Mrs. Barbara A.
Brown-Graham on Saturday,
November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Hilton Miami Airport, 5101
Blue Lagoon Drive.
For more information,
callMs. Beatrice Boston or
Mrs. Rita Sparks at 305-633-
1481, ext. 2251.

Sixth pastoral anniversary celebration

New Anointing Prayer
International Prayer Ministries
invites you out in celebration
of their sixth pastoral anniver-
sary, Wednesday, November
15, Thursday, November 16
and Friday, November 17 at El
Palacio Hotel, 16805
NW 12th Avenue. Services
begin 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Guest speaker will be Bishop
Burley Knowles, Apostle
Tammy Alexander and
Psalmist Pastor Linda
See you there.
No registration required.

You are cordially invited to
share with us as we celebrate
our Pastor P. Fitzgerald
Readon, Sr., third apprecia-
tion at Bible Baptist Church,
9801 NW 24th Avenue.
Guest speakers will be:
Thursday, November 9, 7:30
p.m. with Dr. G. David
norton, pastor and Greater
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church; Friday,
November 10, 7:30 p.m. with

Reverend Jeffrey Mack, pastor
and Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church;
Sunday, November 12, 11
a.m. with Dr. Winston
Rudolph, pastor and
Abyssinian Baptist Church;
and Sunday, November 12, 6
p.m. with Reverend Gaston
Smith, pastor and Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church.
For more information at

Phyllis, Simpkins explains it all_____________
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was not geared toward
Blacks. And there are only a
handful of Black women in
every class of new hires, per-
haps one or two out of a class
During this time I also got
my high school diploma and
started taking classes at
Miami Dade College. I was
determined to beat the odds,
despite having three children,
two divorces and dropping out
of school. I had made up my
mind that I wanted a whole lot
more out of life.
Why did you start Majestic
Entertainment and Majestic
I always wanted a business
of my own, and my third hus-
band tapped into that inner
desire. I had been scared to
make that move, to make that
sacrifice. But he encouraged
me to go into a few business
ventures. They didn't prosper,
but we learned a lot of things.
This is when I stopped taking
classes at Miami Dade
College. The way he talked
made it sound like we could
be the next Gates. He was my
white knight and I was ready
to jump. I was also tired of
being a single mother.
Actually, he sat down and
sold me his dream and I
bought it. We'd get the house,
the car, living like the
Huxtables. But the financial
burden was on me, getting the
loans, putting the money into
the business.
What kind of business was
Majestic Entertainment?
I always had the vision of
Majestic providing for the
kids, drama classes, dance
classes and similar skills
training, but my husband

wanted to be a writer, to be
another Spike Lee. He wrote
'A Poet in the Ghetto,' as a
play, later as a gospel play
and finally we released a ver-
sion on DVD in 2004.
Originally, we followed his
How did you have the expe-
rience to open a business?
My modeling experience, my
temp work at a youth employ-
ment agency, the people that I
knew from networking and
being on advisory boards and
volunteering, all provided me
the background to start the
And many times I was just
out there working hard, mak-
ing sure the job was done. I
worked hard to make sure
there was money, I went to
churches, got referrals and
found the kids. I also sold
nearly $3,000 in DVDs. I even
made sure that the 'Hollywood
awards type' banquet that we
had honoring all the children
in the movie was done with
style. There was a formal
dress code and most of the
kids were able to ride to the
event in a limousine. Even
though only my husband's
name was on the business as
president, it was my efforts
that kept it going.
How'd you manage to do all
Well, I can't consider myself
poor. When I do things, I don't
do it as if I'm a poor, helpless
But the business just wasn't
making the kind of money it
needed. Eventually, it
became evident that our
union, wasn't going to last,
and he wanted me to also let
the businesses go. But I still
believed in the mission. I still
wanted to make an impact in
the community and make my

parents proud.
My pastor once told me that
I didn't have to be a social
worker, preacher, or a doctor
to do well; I just had to be
Phyllis Simpkins.
So, I continued and changed
the name to Majestic Youth
and Arts Academy. That way
the public will know right
away that the focus is on the
children, not on just on the
business. I taught classes
such as dance, modeling
techniques and etiquette; and
anything else that I don't
know about first hand, I
would have volunteers from
that field come in and teach.
Classes lasted from 30 min-
utes to an hour and a half,
depending on the subject.
And they were taught in
homes, in public location
such as a park or auditorium.
I also went out to speak to
children who were first time
offenders. I had 15 to 25 kids
in my class, aged anywhere
from 9 to 21 years old.
The academy is meant to be
open at anytime kids are not
in school, including after
school hours and during
Thanksgiving break. My acad-
emy is a way to teach children
personal skills, to keep them
off the streets and to provide
them job skills for job inter-
But because of my health
this past year I wasn't able to
continue giving classes. But
I'm looking to have open
enrollment by March of 2007.
So, I'm looking for retired
teachers, current students
majoring in the arts, new per-
sonnel and just help from the
community like help from
commissioners in the future.
I believe we can produce
what our young people need. I
am a living testimony.

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Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, founder
of the Historic Hampton House
Community Trust, Inc.,
George Lane, Jazz
Heritage, Dade
Heritage Trust and
other committee mem-
bers presented a cere-
mony to unveil the
name, last Friday,
before commissioners,
other politicians and
citizens of Brownsville
If anyone had arrived JOH-
an hour before the 11
a.m. starting time, you would
have seen a bare Hampton
House until Lane, Bobbie
Chinn and other musicians
arrived to put the area in order
for the program. There was a
problem obtaining an extension
cord to run from an outlet two
blocks away and a stage to per-
form on. So, with assistance
from neighbors, it happened.
Kudos go out to the people
who made it happen: George
Lane, Lee Johnson, Chin,
Dalton Nickerson and
Reverend Dwight Richardson,
from the office of Commissioner
Audrey M. Edmonson. When
everything was in place, the
featured Singing Angels of
Arcola Lakes Park took their
seats, followed by others.
Reverend Larrie M. Lovett,
vice president and pastor of
Antioch Baptist Church, was
given the honor of being the
emcee. He began by introduc-
ing Reverend Jesse Martin,
pastor, Community Outreach
Ministry Baptist, for the invoca-
tion and Everett Stewart,
president, Brownsville
Neighborhood Civic

Others on the program
included Wayne
Carter, Commissioner
Dorothy "Dottie"
Johnson, president,
HHHT, Georgia Ayers,
Sen. Laracenia
Bullard, Rep. Dorothy
Sen. Dr. Frederica S.
Wilson, Dr. Pinkney,
Kala Jones, student,
Brownsville Middle,
TSON who recited a poem,
and The Singing Angels
who sang All Of Me, featuring
Fred Brown and Willie "Slim"
Jackson, Satin Doll
featuring Carolyn
Franklin and Daphne
Johnson, and Enjoy
Jesus featuring Mamie
The meat of the pro-
gram included the
unveiling of signs,
presentation of a check
for $4.1 million and the
newly organized HH
Jazz Band featuring PINI
Charlie Austin with
Mel Dancy, James Moss,
Johnson, Lane, Dave Nuby,
Ben Collier and Arnold
Pinkney closed out the pro-
gram by thanking everyone for
showing up for the occasion
and Miami-Dade County for
making an impact on the com-
munity. Her remarks brought
a standing ovation from China
Valles, Charlayne Thompkins,
Eugenia Thomas, Kathy
Hersch, Reinaldo M. Valdez,
Marva Lightbourne, Dorothy
Graham, Martha Anderson,
Penny Lambeth, Z. Anders

and John Williams who donat-
ed water, cookies and assorted

The football rivalry between
Miami. Central and
Northwestern was settled, last
Saturday, at the Orange Bowl
when 20,000 fans crowded the
stadium for the showdown and
witnessed Northwestern win
41-0 for the blue and gold.
It was not only a football
game, it was a fashion show for
the stylists at both schools. The
alumni members on both sides
profiled the latest nails done,
Baby Phat jeans, chair belts,
tie-up shirts, earrings, stiletto
heels, sneakers, tattoos (on the
shoulders, above the hips and
on the arms), designer neack-
laces hanging down in symbols
of carrots and T-shirts of all
styles emblazoned with "The
Road to the State" and names
of players from the teams, as
well as professional players.
When you arrived at
the stadium, Central's
band occupied the
South East middle-
deck, Northwestern,
the North East middle-
deck and the original
Junkanoos boogying at
the South West middle-
deck. Further, Willie
Wilcox, stadium
announcer, ,added his
WNEY expertist by getting the
crowd ready for the
game with shout-outs and his
famous slogan, "Say No to
Drugs and Yes to Education"
and a salute to Cooperative
Charter School.
Then, it was time for the
teams to come onto the field.
Northwestern burst through a
huge sign through fog and
music; Central followed with
the Junkanoos joining the
marching band. Both bands,
majorettes, flagettes and teams
displayed brand new uniforms
and Northwestern's tradition of
winning big games emerged.
Both teams struggled

through nervousness during
the first quarter, until Antwain
Easterling came in during the
second quarter. He was under
punishment for missing one
practice. His appearance
changed the momentum of the
game and his touchdowns gave
Liberty City fans what they
were waiting for all evening. It
was a victory and there was
peace in the valley for awhile.
Both bands displayed school
pride in their performances. At
the end, it was announced that
Central had the edge, according
to an applause meter in the
press box.
Some of the alumni in atten-
dance included Jill Bethel,
who setup a tailgate party, D.C.
Clarke, Kenny Hayes and fam-
ily, Henry "Gobble-up" Young,
Mark Lockwood, Charles
Cooper, Anthony Robbie
Dukes, Lorraine Dukes, Willie
Washington, Jr., Roosevelt
Ivory, Ms. Days, Calvin King,
Richard B. Strachan, Willis
McGhee, running back for the
Buffalo Bills, John Jackman,
William Boykins, Caleb
Crosby, Baljean and Naomi
Smith. Now, it's off to the
State championship for the
Bulls and a motorcade of vehi-
cles will follow for the victory.

Clarence Pittman, Jr., pres-
ident; Lakelin Champman, Sr.
vice; Willie J. Hunter emeri-
tus; Ellis Canty, Sr., emcee;
Gwendolyn W. Pittman, presi-
dent; Inell H. Hunter, 1st vice;
Julia Berry, 2nd vice and oth-
ers organized the annual
International Longshoremen's
Association Retiree Dinner, last
Sunday, at the Sheraton Mart
East for 17 retirees and their
family members.
Gwen and Inell used a differ-
ent format for paying tribute to
the deceased members by
selecting a member of the fami-
ly to light the candle and utter
the name, while the Psi Phi
Band played It Is Well With My
Soul, the 300 guests respected

the moment by being quiet.
Canty took to the mic and
announced the retirees that
were asked to come up on the
dais to receive their plaques.
Among them was Altamead
Hamm, the first female long-
shoreperson to retire; presen-
tors Allen Davis, Josie Wright,
Juliz Berry, Judy Lathan,
Debra Ragin; and Ulysses
Simmons, president, who wel-
comed the new retirees.
Among the retirees was
Arlington Ferguson who cele-
brated 37-years by bringing 40
family members, such as his
wife, Gerronia, children Ann,
Lynn Henry, Felicia
Victoria, Greggonia
Figgs, Shawna Figgs,
Barbara, Shenika and
Tamara Roberts,
Rhadin, Victor,
Ronald Ferguson,
brother, 37-years,
Mark and Denise
Beckford, 42-years,
Dana, 18-years,
Gregory, Jamila and EDMO
Jahnita Beckford,
Jimmy and Alice Hedges.

Congratulations to
Reverend Marvelle S.
Cheever, associate pastor of
Greater Bethel AME, who was
honored recently by the
Broward County Chapter
Charmettes, Inc., as one of
the 2006 "Women In
Cheering her on were family
members John L. Cheever,
husband, John L. Cheever,
Jr., son David and Massive
Pemberton, Michelle Butler,
sister, Gina Jones, Nina S.
Parker, Altamease J.
Mitchell, Rocella Holley,
Willie S. Williams, Doris
Johnson, Larri Johnson,
Annie Shorter, Patricia
Wilcox, Fannye Searcy,
Thelma Jackson, Evelene
Coaxum, Mattie Zanders,
Nancy Johnson and Arvetta


When Dr. Geraline L.
Gilyard, keynote speaker, com-
pleted her sermon last Sunday,
it was evident she missed her
calling to be a minister.
Furthermore, her daughter,
Vanessa, had the honor of
introducing her mom. She
articulated as much as her
mother did doing her compre-
hensive sermon: Helping Our
Children Get Their Inheritance:
The Blessings of Abraham.
The filled edifice had an
opportunity to know about the
speaker from Reverend Dr.
Joreatha M. Capers,
Sr. pastor, down to the
custodian. According to
Vanessa, her mother
started at Dunbar,
moved onto Booker T.
Washington High, then
to Bethune-Cookman
College and, subse-
quently, guidance coun-
selor, marriage to I.
Henry Gilyard, director
VJSON of instructions and per-
sonnel director, Dade
County Public School and a
dissertation in the Library of
Congress: Coping Behavior and
Achievement of Minority
Kudos go out to her for her
"power presentation" of the
topic and her challenge to par-
ents to spend more time
preparing the kids with their
teachers. She also described
FCAT as "Failing Children At
Test" and wants it to be used as
a tool to overcome negative
marks placed upon the oppor-
tunity to fail Black children and
prepare them for the penal
institution, rather than the
educational institution.
She ended her sermon with
a tape which involved the con-
gregation, J.B. Dancers,
M.A.S.K. group, the Brother of'
Ebenezer and ministers releas-
ing their positive and negative
emotions. Congrats former
president of Alpha Kappa

Congratulations to Mr. Ian
Ford and his staff at
Showtime Boxing Gym. They
are helping the youth of our
city, after school, with their
boxing skills to become better
all around students and hope
to deter them from getting
involved in crime, while help-
ing them have healthy rela-
tionships with adults and
their school mates.
Wedding anniversary greet-

ings to both of you!
Harold S. and Maliney L.
Clark, Sr., November 3: Their
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us!
Patricia Cooper, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Alma
Brown, Mertis Seymour,
Frances Brown, Franklin
Beckwith, Carolyn Williams,
Daniel Cox, Mary Dixon,
Jaunita Berry, Eugene

Nottage, Annie Beckwith,
Dr. James K. Johnson, Ora
Bendross, James Gibson Jr.,
Pearline Nairn, Celestine
Hepburn-Brown and Ernest
Congratulations to Pierre
Rutledge who is now a 33
degree Mason. Pierre was ini-
tiated in Washington, D.C. last
month at their 40th Triennial
and 120th annual session.
On last Saturday night, at
the Embassy Suites, Booker T.
Washington Athletic Club Hall
of Fame held their annual
banquet and induction cere-
mony where the former
Tornadoes were honored for
the glory days at our, not the
largest, but the best high
school. Going into our school

hall of fame this year are:
Clinton Brown and Lawrence
"La La" Moss.
James Multimore, Archie
McKay, Alvin Spencer,
Walker, Aldin R. "Big Train"
Hanna, Nathaniel Ray,
General "Hose" White,
Timothy Savage, Richard
Rudolph Brown, Henry
Jefferson, Rudolph Rolle,
James Hunt, James Green,
James Hunt, Henry Mackey,
Edward S. Young and
Herman "Bear" Johnson.
Congratulations gentlemen,
all of you are very worthy of
your honors and awards.
Miamians were once again
saddened by the death of pio-
neer Miamian Doris Carey-
Smith, who died one week ago

and was a cousin and Aunt to
the Carey. and Allen Clan.
Sympathy to all of you!
I am told that the Miami
Heat all star Shaquille O'Neal
downtown complex will
include an 866 foot building,
the tallest residential tower
south of New York, an office
tower, luxury hotel, entertain-
ment -complex and a fitness
Nelson Mandela, continue
to make all of us proud.
Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize
winner and former South
African President was honored
with the Ambassador of
Conscience Award, their high-
est honor. This award was
presented to him by Amnesty
International World human

rights advocate group. This is
a London based organization.
John Edwin Culmer was
home on business and visited
his mother Leome S. Culmer
and the Culmer-Scavella-
Moncur families. John lives in
Houston, Texas.
Ray Sings, Basic Swings, by
Ray Charles is a new CD with
neyer before released record-
ings. Ray pairs his voice with
new performances by the
Count Basie Orchestra, mak-
ing this CD a must have to
add to your collection. This is
the first and only recording in
which Ray Charles is backed
by the legendary band leader's
Cherish yesterday, dream
tomorrow, live today.

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Single parents spending

more time with children

For the last 20 years or so
we've been told by the media,
policymakers and conservative
groups alike that the increase
in crime is a direct result of the
growth in single parent house-
holds. Children do poorly in
school and get into trouble,
we've been led to believe,
because their single mothers
have to focus their energy on

working and have little to no
time left in their day to effective-
ly parent. We can now toss those
theories out of the window. A
new study shows that both mar-
ried and single parents spend
about the same amount of time
with their children as parents
did 40 years ago. Knowing this,
what, then, can be blamed for
the increase in high school drop

out and crime rates? It's time to
finally take a close look at pub-
lic institutions schools, gov-
ernment human service agen-
cies and the like that have
failed our children and our com-
munities. Without the conserva-
tive double talk that seeks to
draw our attention away from
the real issues by shifting
blame, perhaps this country can
finally work to fix the broken
organizations that 'serve our
Two generations ago, 60 per-
cent of American children lived
in a house where the father
went to work and the mother
stayed home and took care of
the house. Today, about 30 per-
cent of the country's children
live in such a house. More
mothers work than ever before
and about 26 percent of

American families are led by just
one parent. Over the years, as
crime increased and children
became increasingly harder to
reach, many began to blame the
changing face of the American
family, with single mothers tak-
ing the hardest hits. But,
according to a book recently
published by the American
Sociological Association, today's
single mothers spend more than
11 hours per week with their
child. In 1965, single mothers
reportedly spent less than eight
hours per week caring for their
child and married mothers
spent just under 11 hours per
week with their kids. It seems
that single mothers, in an effort
to spend more time with their
children, don't obsess as much
over housecleaning and other
chores. Many focus their energy

on their children, and rightly so.
Conservative groups have
long maintained that 'family
values' were the key to a safer,
better America. America hasn't
lost its family values; though
the idea of family has changed,
the core beliefs support, love,
unity still hold true for many
of us. Some politicians, though,
have twisted the ideas behind
such values and used them to
further their own agendas.
While the country is distracted,
busy debating divorce, single
parenthood and gay marriage,
money is being cut from the
national education budget and
added to the defense budget,
social service programs are
being eliminated altogether and
prisons, instead of community-
based intervention programs,
are being built. America's fami-

ly values are still in place, it's
the ethics of many of our lead-
ers that are out of whack.
The need for stable two-par-
ent households, especially in
the Black community, shouldn't
be trivialized. However, our sin-
gle mothers and fathers -
shouldn't be used as scapegoats
for the country's troubles. Now
that we know today's single par-
ents are working just as hard -
and, in some cases, harder -
than even married mothers did
years ago, it's time to really
start addressing the social
issues that plague this country
today. We don't have time for
any more excuses.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.

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Some teens are getting inadequate intake of

nutrients needed for a healthy

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

In a world where the beauti-
ful are held on a pedestal to be
admired and praised, it's no
wonder teens think being thin
makes them look better. In fact
more teenagers are choosing
not to eat meat, poultry or fish.
They are becoming vegetarians
thinking it will help them lose
weight. Unfortunately, most
teenage vegetarians are often
faced with pressures from par-
ents concerned about their
'health and pressures from
within to continue on the path
they have chosen.
Everyday more teenagers
become concerned about losing
or gaining weight. Yet most
don't realize to lose weight, you
have to look at your diet. If it
has lots of sweet or fatty foods,
replace them with fruits, veg-
etables, grains and legumes. If
your diet already seems
healthy, try to get more exer-
cise walking, running or swim-
ming daily.
If you are trying to gain
weight, you will need to eat
more food. Perhaps eating
more often or eating foods
somewhat higher in calories
and lower in bulk will help. Try
to eat three or more times a
day whether you are trying to
gain or lose weight. It is hard to
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adequacy of their food choices.
A vegetarian diet can be
enjoyed by people of all ages.
However, the key to a healthy
vegetarian diet is variety. Just
as your parents should be con-
cerned if you only eat ham-
burgers, they should also
worry if you only eat potato
chips and salad. A healthy,
varied vegetarian diet includes
fruits, vegetables, plenty of
leafy greens, whole grain prod-
ucts, nuts, seeds and legumes.
Some vegetarians also choose
to eat dairy products and/or
Teenage vegetarians have
nutritional needs that are the
same as any other teenager.
The years between 13 and 19
are times of especially rapid
growth and change. Nutritional
needs are high during these
years. The nutrients you will
probably be asked about the
most are protein, calcium, iron
and vitamin B12.
Especially during adoles-
cence, calcium is used to build
bones. Bone density is deter-
mined in adolescence and
young adulthood; it is impor-
tant to include three or more
good sources of calcium in
your diet every day. Cow's milk
and dairy products do contain
calcium. However, there are
other good sources of calcium
such as tofu processed with
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their diet. Some cereals and
fortified soy milks have vita-
min B12.
However, with the demands
of school and outside activi-
ties, it may often seem there is i
just not enough time to eat.
Here are some foods that I
require little or no prepara- I
tion. Some of these foods can ,
be found in fast-food restau-
rants: Apples, oranges,
bananas, grapes, peaches,
plums, dried fruits, bagels and
peanut butter, carrot or celery
sticks, popcorn, pretzels, soy
cheese pizza, bean tacos or
burritos, salad, soy yogurt,
soy milk, rice cakes, sand-
wiches and frozen juice bars.
Many believe vegetarianism
represents a positive move
toward a cleaner and more
compassionate world, a reduc-
tion in global hunger and
improved personal health. If
you are concerned about the
environment, consider meat
production's negative impact
on tropical rain forests, soil
stability, air and water quali-
ty. If you are concerned about
animal rights, think about the
billions of chickens and other
animals slaughtered for food
each year in the United States
and the conditions in which
animals killed for food are
If you are concerned about
your own health, consider that
vegetarians are generally at
lower risk than non-vegetari-
ans for heart disease, high

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Plagiarism is becoming more common with teens A,,

Stealing other people's work is not a

good study habit for teens

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

"Ok class your project is due
next week Wednesday,"
stressed the English teacher to
her unenthusiastic fifth period
Brandy, who heard the news,
wasn't the least bit excited
about spending her weekend
indoors finishing the project
she put off until the last
minute. She knew completing
the project was crucial to her
passing the class with an "A"
average. When she started
working on the project, she
realized she didn't have a clue
what to write about. She pre-
ceded to google her topic, and
came across a paper that some-
body else had done on the topic.
Brandy was ecstatic. Now she
didn't have to rack her brain on
the difficult topic. Someone else
had already completed it. All
she had to do was copy and
paste and change some of the
On the day the project was
due Brandy proudly put her
project on the teacher's desk,
believing that she would receive
a 100 and have no problems
passing the class.

Unfortunately, her teacher had
a few tricks up her sleeve. She
ran each of her students' essays
through search engines to see if
they were copies of already pub-
lished work. When Brandy
received her project she was
shocked to see a zero on the
paper with a comment that
read, "plagiarism is not accept-
ed in this class." Brandy was
bewildered about the meaning
of plagiarism and how she could
have received a zero on her
project. So, Brandy researched
plagiarism and why it is unac-

Plagiarism is the use of anoth-
er person's work (this could be
his or her words, products or
ideas) for personal advantage,
without proper acknowledgment
of the original work. Plagiarism
may occur deliberately (with the
intention to deceive) or acciden-
tally (due to poor referencing). It
encompasses copying material
from a book, copying and past-
ing information from the World
Wide Web, receiving help from
unauthorized sources on course
work and copying answers from
a fellow student during an

examination. Plagiarism and
cheating are not the same;
cheating takes many forms,
including but not limited to
deliberate plagiarism.

Plagiarism is neither a crimi-
nal or civil offense. The wide-
spread use of the Internet has
increased the incidence of pla-
giarism. Students today are able
to use search engines to locate
information on a wide range of
topics. Once located, this infor-
mation can be copied and past-
ed into their documents with
minimal effort.
The internet can also be used
to combat plagiarism. Teachers
can also use search engines to
search for parts of suspicious
essays. But using search
engines to check papers for pla-
giarism, however, is neither
practical or effective. Teachers
lack the time necessary to check
each paper by hand using an
online search engine.
Many students cite various
reasons for plagiarizing, includ-
ing: being unaware that they're
plagiarizing; lacking knowledge
and understanding of the sub-
ject; poor time management
skills; feeling that the subject is
unimportant; believing that pla-
giarism isn't serious; feeling
pressured due to over-assess-
ment; poor teaching; and that
they've done. it before and not

been caught.
The most common reason
given by students is ignorance
about plagiarism. They were
unclear about the plagiarism
policy and, therefore, unaware
that they were doing anything
wrong. Many school districts
have a plagiarism policy, which
punishes students in increasing
severity the more times that
they're caught. A common mis-
understanding among students
relates to paraphrased material.
Many students do not realize
that paraphrased material
should be attributed to the orig-
inal author in the same manner
as a direct quotation.

To avoid plagiarism, you must
give credit whenever you use:
another person's idea, opinion,
or theory; any facts, statistics,
graphs, drawings any pieces
of information that are not
common knowledge; quotations
of another person's actual spo-
ken or written words; or para-
phrase of another person's spo-
ken or written words.
After researching plagiarism
Brandy realized that what she
did was wrong. She didn't have
the right to take credit for some-
one else's hard work. Finally,
she decided that she would set
up a meeting with the teacher
and discuss doing the project
over, but this time it would be in
her own words.


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Year Established
July 2005

Future Goals
Since I recently started
this business a little over
a year ago, I haven't-made
up my mind what I want
to do with the business in
the future.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I started this business
because I am an old per-
son that didn't see myself
punching in a time card
working for someone else
for the rest of my life. I
also didn't want to sit
around and get stiff. I
wanted something to do.
So I decided to open up a
restaurant business. The.
business gets me by
everyday and it's growing

What were some of your
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
I opened up my business
last year, a month before
we were hit by three hur-
ricanes. When that hap-
pened, I lost a lot of my
supplies and had property
damage. On top of that, I
had to close the business
for about three weeks.
Since I used only my
money to start everything

up, it was difficult for me
to get everything back on
track. I wouldn't say that
to this day that everything
is perfect, but I make sure
that my customers will be
satisfied with everything.
Everyday I strive to make
everything better. If I stop,
I would never know how
things would turn out.
That's how I overcome my
obstacles; don't stop.

Who does your business
best and why?
Mostly the Black commu-
nity because I primarily
sell soul food. That don't
stop anybody from coming
in and getting served
because soul food isn't the
only thing I sell. Anybody
is welcome.
Why do you believe your
business will withstand
the test of time?
Because I am not a quit-
ter. Anything I start, I
keep it. I am a great
believer in sticking with
something. The harder
something gets, the
tougher it makes you get.
I believe it is always dark-
est just before the dawn.
I'm going to stick in there
and I will be around for a
long time.

What were some of your
past experiences that
help you meet the needs
of your clients?
I can't say I had any past
experiences that comes
into play in what I do
today. I have been
around for a long time
and I know what people
want and like. Besides
that, it's not really any-
thing I can say.

Where did you get the
name of your business?
It's my name. Nobody
makes food taste like
mine, so I had to make
sure my name was on
this business.

CAHSA holds community forums at MDC

By Brandyss Howard

Recently, The Community
Affordable Housing Strategies
Alliance held a two-day forum
at the North and South cam-
puses of Miami-Dade College.
This committee of community
leaders, organizational repre-
sentatives and city officials,
including Assistant County
Manager Cynthia Curry, met
with the community to dis-
cuss recommendations draft-
ed by CAHSA's nine-subcom-
mittees and to obtain pubic
feedback. "This housing issue
is a very frustrating situation
for those who would like to see
things done more quickly. The
community will only survive if
we take care of all the people
who live in it. We are hear to
listen and engage," said Curry.
Commissioner Barbara
Jordan thanked the communi-
ty for their participation in the
forum and stated that she was
pleased to see the amount of
citizens who fought the rain to
come out to share their con-

Elaine Black Barbara Jordan Cynthia Curry

cerns. "Please bring to our
attention the recommenda-
tions we may have forgotten.
We're here tonight to listen to
you," said Jordan. An infor-
mational packet pinpointing
each of the committees' rec-
ommendations was distrib-
uted for review so that individ-
uals could publicly address
the panel with their issues
and concerns.

Elaine Black, Public
Education and Public
Comment Committee Chair,
assured the participants that
they were allowed to speak on
as many. issues as they liked.
Forum guidelines required
that the meeting be a safe
space to speak freely and hon-
estly without interruption or
fear of repercussion. "We need
your ideas. Everything you say

is important and will be taken
into consideration," said
Black. Many participants
began their statements, by
applauding the committee for
their efforts. Public sugges-
tions were made regarding
topics such as: the relocation,
resources and management of
Ward Towers and the ALF
facility, voucher assistance. for
Please turn to CASHA 6D

Exporter of the Year goes to Antilles Freight

Antilles Freight Corporation
was the recipient of the U.S.
Department of Commerce's
Minority Exporter of the Year
Award at the 24th .Annual
Minority Enterprise
Development Week
(MEDWeek) Awards Gala, held
October 21 in Miami. Antilles
Freight also won the Regional
Award for Outstanding
Performance, scoring ahead of
over 30 minority firms from
the states of Alabama,
Mississippi, North and South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Executive Vice President
Joseph Rhoden, in accepting
the award said that his com-
pany's meticulous operation
ensures that personalized
care and service are offered at
both the receiving terminals
in the U.S. and off-dock facil-
ities in foreign destinations.
"This attention to every detail
helps to eliminate pilferage,
cargo damage and other such
potential headaches to our
Rhoden, a Jamaican
migrant, has been running
Antilles Freight since 1988,
along with his two partners,
Please turn to ANTILLES 8D

Joe Rhoden accepting Commerce's Outstanding Exporter Award.
Left to right: Marie Gill Florida's MEDWeek Coordinator & Publicist; Center, Joe Rhoden;
Right, Joann Hill, U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Chief of Regional Business Development Atlanta.


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Liberty City Square; audits of existing afford-
able housing; gentrification; the construction
of towers on NW 79th street and the lack of
assistance for citizens who are physically dis-
abled and/or hearing impaired.
The last page of the packet contained a letter
of recommendation from Ilene Hyams,
Coordinating Specialist for the Senior
Americans with Disabilities Act.
"We applaud your efforts and all the commit-
tee members' efforts to bring more affordable
housing to all people in need in Miami-Dade
County," said Hyams. While commending
CAHSA, she stated that individuals with phys-
ical disabilities often need housing that not
only is affordable but is accessible as well.
"These individuals need housing where acces-
sible building standards have been incorporat-
ed into the design," said Hyams.
A disgruntled hearing impaired citizen gave a
heart-felt testimony through her interpreter
about her difficulties with her Section 8 lotto.
Almost tearful, she testified that her voucher
was relinquished because she had no inter-
preter during the interviewing process neces-
sary to obtain her home. Curry replied by
requesting her address and phone number to
offer her more personal assistance. "Please give
me your information and I will be sure to fol-
low-up with you," said Curry. She also stated
that from the community response, it is appar-
ent to the committee that more public meetings
need to be scheduled before the County
Housing Summit on December 4.

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Contractors Architectural and
Engineering Consultants Potential
Vendors Other Professional
Service Consultants
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Or, call the 3-1-1 Answer Center.
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The South Florida Water Management District will
hold a Water Resource Advisory Commission (WRAC)
Issues Workshop meeting on Thursday, November 30,
2006. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss
the concepts presented in the Biscayne Bay Coastal
Wetlands-Phase I (a component of the Acceler8
Program) Preliminary Design and encourage and
provide an opportunity for public participation. The
preliminary design is available for review on the
Acceler8 website (

Open House:

Thursday, November 30, 2006
5:30-6:00 PM
6:00-7:30 PM
The Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 S.W. 721" Avenue
Miami, Florida 33157

Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands-Phase I is a
component of a larger project that will expand and
restore the wetlands adjacent to Biscayne Bay in
Miami-Dade County, enhancing the ecological health
of Biscayne National Park. This project consists of the
design and construction of the Deering Estate
Rehydration component and Cutler Ridge Flow-way.
For additional informnnation regarding this meeting,
please contact Renee DeSantis (561) 242-5520 x4075
For information on the Acceler8 program and the
Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands-Phase I project, please


Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department

Tamiami Park -Soccer Fields and Irrigation
Contract No. 400701-05-004

Miami-Dade County, hereinafter known as MDC, will receive bids for the
Tamiami Park -Soccer Fields and Irrigation, Contract No. 400701-05-004.
The project will be located in Miami-Dade County, State of Florida.

This project includes goals for the participation of Community Small Business
Enterprises based on a percentage of the total contract amount, as noted
below and in the Bid Form, in accordance with the Project Manual. Goals for
Community Small Business Enterprises must be fulfilled using construction
contractor/sub-contractor trades to comply with goals requirements pursuant
to this solicitation.

The Contractor must agree to abide by the provisions of the Project Manual
regarding minimum participation goals, proposed below as a percentage of
the total Contract Sum and accepted by MDC and which are established for
this Project as follows:

Community Small Business Enterprise participation: 9%

Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code, as amended,
a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ or bid after advertise-
ment and terminates at the time the County Manager issues a written recom-
mendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence pro-
hibits any communication regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids between, among

* potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and
the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff, the Mayor, County Commissioners
or their respective staffs;
* the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and the County's
professional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff;
* potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants, any
member of the County's professional staff, the Mayor, County Commissioners
or their respective staffs and any member of the respective selection commit-

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

* oral communications with the staff of the Vendor Information Center, the
responsible Procurement Agent or Contracting Officer, provided the communi-
cation is limited strictly to matters of process or procedure already contained
in the solicitation document;
* the provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral communications at
pre-proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selection com-
mittees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public meeting, public
presentations made to the Board of County Commissioners during any duly
noticed public meeting; or
* communications in writing at any time with any county employee, official or
member of the Board of County Commissioners unless specifically prohibited
by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid documents.

Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written communications with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.
The County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon request. Written communi-
cations may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the Clerk of the Board at

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the Cone of
Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any RFP award, RFQ award or
bid award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of
these provisions shall report such violation to the State Attorney and/or may
file a complaint with Ethics Commission. Proposers or bidders should refer-
ence Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code for further clarification.

This language is only a summary of the key provisions of the Cone of Silence.
Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27 for a complete
and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

Miami-Dade County will receive bids for the construction of three specialized
grass soccer fields plus buffer grass areas between and around soccer fields.
The sod is designed with the high-end Celebration Grass over twelve inches
(12")of a specialized top soil mixture to allow for parking of cars. The installa-
tion of irrigation including the pump and the well is designed to handle the
demand of the specialized type of sod. Construction includes underground
electrical work, electrical connection to pump and catch basins and drain fields
for the entire qrass area, including soccer fields and buffer areas. The engi-

neer's cost estimate for the base bid is $1,865,099.27.

Included in the bid shall be the furnishing of all materials, labor, services,
supervision, tools and equipment required or incidental to this project. All work
shall be performed as per the Contract Documents. Miami-Dade County, at its
sole discretion may elect to negotiate with the apparent low bidder, if only one
bidder bids.if deemed to be in the best interest of the County.

As part of this Contract, the County may, at its sole discretion, issue miscella-
neous changes covering all construction disciplines. The Contractor shall be
capable of expeditiously performing this change work either with its own forces
or with subcontractors. The direct and indirect cost of these changes and time
extensions, if any, will be negotiated at the time the changes are issued and
payment will be made in accordance with Article 36 of the General Conditions.
As the nature or extent of these changes can not be ascertained prior to
notice-to-proceed, the Contractor shall not include an amount in his bid in
anticipation of these changes.

IN: As required by Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade County. Other Certificates

of Competency, if required, shall be provided by subcontractors prior to begin-
ning of work.

Bid Documents will be available on or about November 8th. 2006 and may be
purchased from Omara Coello at the Department, Floor, Hickman Bldg.,
Capital Programs Division, N. W. Street, Miami, Florida. A list of bidders may
also be obtained at the above listed address. MDC has scheduled a Pre-Bid
Conference at 10:00 A.M. local time on November 15th, 2006 at the Hickman
Bldg., N. W. Street, 5th floor Small Conference Room, Miami, Florida 33128.
The Pre-Bid Conference is being held to answer any questions regarding this

MDC will receive Bids at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N. W. First Street, Suite
17-202, Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00 p.m. local time on December 6. 2006.
Bids received after that time will not be accepted, nor will qualified, segregat-
ed and/or incomplete Bids be accepted. Bids may not be revoked nor with-
drawn for 180 days after the bid opening date. The Contract, if awarded, will
be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Interested par-
ties are invited to attend.

All bids shall be submitted to the clerk of The Board in two (2) separate sealed
envelopes in the following manner.

Envelope number one shall be in a sealed white envelope containing (1) DBD
form 400 Schedule of Intent for each subcontractor for projects which con-
tain goals or are "Set-Aside" for CSBE contractors on the project. On the out-
side of the envelop place the name of the bidder, its address, the name of the
Contract for which the bid is submitted, the contract number and the date for
opening of bids.

Envelope number two shall be in a sealed manilla envelope containing the
required bid documents.,On the outside of the envelope place the name of the
bidder, its address, the name of the contract for which the bid is submitted.
The Bid Security specified in Article 7 of the Instruction To Bidders shall be
enclosed with the bid. Failure to include the BidSecurity shall render the bid

The opening of bids will be as follows:

DBD Staff will open the white envelope and review the DBD form 400
Schedule of Intent on the bid opening date and time. If the DBD form 400 has
correctable defect(s), the bidder will be given a checklist indicating the cor-
rectable defect(s). The bidder must submit the corrected DBD form 400 to
DBD and the Clerk of The Board within forty-eight (48) hours of the bid open-
ing date. If the bidder's DBD form 400 contains non-correctable defect(s),
DBD will immediately inform the bidder that the submittal is not responsive
and not approved, and envelope number two will not be opened.

Envelope number two will be opened forty-eight (48) hours after the bid open-
ing date. Only the bids that have complied with the DBD form 400 Schedule
of Intent submittal will be opened.

Requests must be accompanied by either a check or money order drawn in
favor of the Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The following is a list of the available Bid Documents and their respective

Contract Drawings (full size) and
Project Manual ---------------------

-$ 50.00 each

Bid Security must accompany each bid and must be in an amount of not less
than five percent of the highest Total Bid Price. MDC reserves the right to
waive irregularities, to reject bids and/or to extend the bidding period.

Each Contractor, and his subcontractors performing work at the Work site, will
be required to pay Florida sales and use taxes and to pay for licenses and fees
required by the municipalities in which the Work will be located. Each
Contractor will be required to furnish a Surety Performance and Payment
Bond in accordance with Article 1.03, Contract Security, of the Supplemental
General Conditions and to furnish Certificates of Insurance in the amounts
specified in the Contract Documents.

The Contractor is hereby advised of Resolution No R-1145-99, Clearinghouse
for Posting Notices of Job Opportunities Resulting from Construction
Improvements on County Property. The procedures direct the Contractor to
forward a notice of job vacancy(ies) created as a result of this construction
work to the director of the Employee Relations Department, located at
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, suite 2110, Miami, Florida
33128. The job vacancy notices should be delivered within ten (10) working
days following award of the contractor. The Director of the Employee Relations
Department will in turn distribute said job announcements to all Miami Dade
County facilities participating in the notification requirements of Resolution No.

Any firm proposed for use as a CSBE on this contract, must have a valid cer-
tification from the Miami-Dade County Department of Business Development
(DBD), at the time of bid.
Those responding to this RFP/ITB/RFQ shall comply with the provisions of the
Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and 49 U.S.C. Section 1612 and other
related laws and regulations.
Call (305) 755-7848 (v/tdd) to request material in accessible format, informa-
tion on access for people with disabilities, or to request sign language inter-
preter services (7 days in advance).

This project is advertised pursuant to Ordinance 00-104.


Harvey Ruvin, Clerk
Kay Sullivan, Deputy Clerk

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Eddie Lopez and Louis G. Lee,
another Jamaican migrant, of
Asian descent. As former co-work-
ers for other companies in the
industry, the trio decided to tap
their common entrepreneurial
interests to form Antilles. Start-up
capital came by way of their per-
sonal savings and their initial tar-
gets were Caribbean markets with
which they were already familiar.
Sales for the first year quickly
reached the one million dollar
mark, and doubled by 1990.
Today, Antilles Freight is well
known and respected throughout
the Continental United States.
Each month, the company handles
well over 15,000 shipments with a
tonnage of 48,500 each, to all ports
in the CARICOM region, Canada,
Europe and the Far East.
"Although the first five years
were the best, business is still
great as the common trend today is
that people want to do business
with those they know and trust,"
said Rhoden. The increase in hur-
ricane activity in South Florida
and the Caribbean in recent years,
has become a dubious incentive
that works for Antilles Freight. On
the one hand, a hurricane can
have a devastating effect on our
overseas customers, which can
have a deleterious effect on busi-
ness. On the other hand, the post-
hurricane need for generators,
emergency supplies and various
donations in the affected coun-
tries, usually keeps us busy on
the heels of these disasters."
By mid-2000, Antilles began
embarking on various expansion
initiatives to support its growth
and better facilitate the needs of
its customers. One such initiative
was a 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse,

installed with pallets to further
increase the company's storage
"This has become a significant
part of our business," Rhoden
said. "Like the population in
Florida, that space fills up during
the winter time and empties in the
Technological improvements
have also been a part of the com-
pany's recent upgrades to more
efficiently handle order-process-
ing and tracking, customer serv-
ice and general operations.
The expansion into Air Freight
has also brought new business
and market opportunities for
Antilles Freight. As a result of
high customer demand, the com-
pany has established an air con-
solidation unit to manage its Air
Freight business.
Of its current penetration of the
Central American marketplace,
Rhoden said "we have come to
terms with the fact that our mar-
ket is global, and we are respond-
ing accordingly. We have now
become a full-service freight com-
pany that is no longer limited to
one or two geographic areas. If
our customers want cargo to go to
the moon, we have to figure out a
way to get it there."
The company is committed to
the community as it is to its
client. Rhoden and his wife,
Michelle, established a nonprofit
foundation in 1994, and provide
two annual scholarships at the
University of Florida in perpetual
memory of their two children who
died tragically in an automobile
accident in 1993. Both were stu-
dents at the university at the
time, one a dental student, the
other an undergraduate fresh-
man. Three recipients have gradu-
ated as a result, and are practic-
ing dentists today.

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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for
the following project will be received in the Office of the Clerk of
the Board of County Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen P.
Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st. Street, Miami, up to 2:00 p.m., Local
Time, Monday. December 4, 2006 where they will be publicly
opened and read aloud 'for projects that do not have an estab-
lished Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) contract
measure. When applicable, only the names of the bids submit-
ted will be publicly opened and read aloud for those projects
containing contract measures. Bid prices will be opened and
read aloud forty-eight hours later based on the Department of
Business Developments (DBD) preliminary responsiveness

PROJECT NAME: Rickenbacker Causeway Road
Resurfacing and Bike-path Improvements (Phase II).


LOCATION: Rickenbacker Causeway, from the Bearcut
Bridge to the William Powell Bridge.

DESCRIPTION: The work under this contract consists of
milling and resurfacing the existing roadway and bike-path
from the Bearcut Bridge to the William Powell Bridge.
Improvements also include shoulder widening at various
intersections, signage and pavements markings.

A Pre-Bid Conference to answer any questions 'regarding this
project will be held on Thursday. November 16. 2006 at 10:00
a.m. in the 15th floor Rear Conference Room, of the Stephen P.
Clark Center located at 111 N.WN. 1st Street.

CATEGORIES: General Building, General Engineering, Paving
Engineering or other categories as applicable to Chapter 10 of
the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Specifications and Contract Documents are open to public
inspec tion and may be obtained from the Contracts and
Specifications Section, Public Works Department, Telephone
No. (305) 375-2930 at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Florida 33128-1970 upon a non-
refundable deposit of $ 50.00 in check or money order payable
to the Board of County Commis sioners of Miami-Dade County,
Florida for each set of documents.


In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52 and
97-158; A.O.3-22, a 6% CSBE SUBCONTRACTOR GOAL has
been established for this project. Compliance with these
Ordinances is required for all contractors submitting a bid
for this project. See Appendix "A" of the CSBE
Participation Provisions, which are bound herein and are
made part of the Specifications and Contract Documents.

In order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor participa-
tion presentation and the review of said presentation, no
Contractor may withdraw his bid for a period of up to one
hundred twenty (120) calendar days after the bid opening.
Disregard anything to the contrary within these Contract

Bidders must submit a completed Schedule of Intent
Affidavit form (FORM DBD 400) to the person or office to
whom the bid was submitted on the bid submittal due date.
Defective Schedule of Intent (SOI) Affidavits that are incom-
plete or inaccurate upon notification by the Department of
Business Development (DBD), bidders may correct defects
that exist on the SOI Affidavits within forty-eight (48) hours
after bid submission. Failure to submit the required SOI
Affidavit or commitment letter at the time of bid submission
shall render the bid non-responsive. Examples of defects
include, but are not limited to improperly executed letters,
the listing of an unidentifiable CSBE and percentage mis-
calculations that are not mere clerical errors apparent on
the face of the SOI Affidavit. Bidders who fail to submit the
SOI Affidavit shall be considered non-responsive.

Please note that the Contractor must submit two separately
labeled and sealed envelopes with the completed bid package.
The first envelope (Envelope "A") will contain the Schedule Of
Intent (SOI) Affidavit and the second envelope (Envelope "B")
will contain the bid price. Both envelopes are due at the time
and bid date specified in the advertisement. Envelope "A" will
be opened on the bid submittal due date and reviewed by the
Department of Business Development (DBD). If the SOI
Affidavit contains correctible defects (See attached CSBE
Participation Provisions), the bidder will be notified by DBD and
afforded forty-eight hours to rectify any correctible deficiencies.
Forty-eight hours later, DBD will notify Public Works of those
approved bidders whose SOI's Affidavits are responsive.
Those deemed responsive will have Envelope "B" opened and
prices read aloud.

Community Workforce Program (CWP) (Not Applicable)

In accordance with Miami-Dade County Ordinance No. 03-01,
put into force by Resolution No. R-77-03, the Community
Workforce Program has been established for this project.
Compliance with this Ordinance is required for all contractors
submitting a bid for this project. See Appendix "D" within these
contract documents for information and requirements regarding
this program.

Bid Bond Requirements

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or accept
able bid bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the pro-
posed bid amount as guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the
Contract, will within ten (10) consecutive work days after being
notified of the availability of the prescribed contract forms, enter
into a written contract with the Board of County Commissioners
of Miami-Dade County, Florida in accor dance with the accept-
ed bid, and give a Contractor's Performance and Payment bond
satis factory to the Board of County Commission ers, Miami-
Dade County, Florida, equal to one hundred (100%) percent of
the contract award amount.

Performance Bond Requirements

Simultaneously with the return of the executed Contract
Documents, the Contractor will be required to submit a
Contractor's Performance and Payment Bond, either Cash
or Surety, satisfactory to the Board of Commissioners,

Miami-Dade County Florida, equal to One Hundred (100%)
percent of the awarded amount, as security for the faithful
performance of the terms and conditions stated herein,
including but not limited to, any extended maintenance



To request a copy of any ordinance, resolution and/or adminis-
trative order cited in this bid solicitation, the bidder must contact
the Clerk of the Board at 305-375-5126.

CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates at the
time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to
the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence pro-
hibits communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between:

A) potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or
consultants and the County's professional staff including, but not
limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff;
B) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or con-
sultant and the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respec-
tive staffs; C) the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respec-
tive staffs and any member of the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County
Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder,
lobbyist, or consultant and any member of the selection commit-
tee therefore; E) the Mayor, County Commissioners or their
respective staffs and member of the selection committee there-
fore; F) any member of the County's professional staff and any
member of the selection committee therefore, Section 2.11.1(t)
of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27, as amend-
ed, permits oral communications regarding a particular RFP,
RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between any per-
son and the procurement officer responsible for administering
the procurement process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided
that the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or
procedure already contained in the corresponding solicitation

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral com-
munications at pre-bid conferences, oral presentations
before selection committees, contract negotiations during
any duly noticed public meetings, public presentations
made to the Board of County Commissioners during any
duly noticed public meeting, or communications in writing
at any time unless specifically prohibited by the applicable
RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders must file a copy of
any written communications with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon request.

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

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

'All Bidders fll be notified in writing when the County Manager
makess an award recommendation.. tb' the Board of C6unty
Ordinance No. 90-143, The Responsible Wages and Benefits
Ordi nance, Ordinance No. 91-142, Family Leave Ordinance,
Ordi nance No. 92-15, Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance,
Ordinance No. 93-129, Contractor Debarment Ordinance,
Ordinances Nos. 94-166 and 96-26 Local Prefer ence
Ordinances, Ordinances Nos. 97-35 and 97-104 Fair
Subcontract ing Practices, Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals
and supersedes Resolutions Nos. R-1206-97 and R-366-97)
Welfare to Work Initiative and Ordinance No. 98-30, County
Contractors Employment and Procure ment Practices are refer-
enced for this contract document.

NOTE: Ordinance 97-104 requires a bid or proposal for a
County or Public Health Trust contract involving the expen-
diture of $100,000.00 or more to include a listing of subcon-
tractors and suppliers who will be used on the contract.
Failure to include the required listing shall render the bid or
proposal non-responsive.

The required listing must be submitted even though the
bidder or proposer will not utilize subcontractors or suppli-
ers on the contract. In the latter case, the listing must
expressly state no subcontractors or suppliers will be used
on the contract.

Timely submission of a properly completed and signed
"Subcontractor/Supplier Listing, SUB Form 100" (a copy of
which is included in the specifications) constitutes compli-
ance with the listing requirements of the Ordinance. In
order to be deemed properly completed the word "NONE"
must be entered under the appropriate heading of SUB
Form 100 if no subcontractors or suppliers will be used on
the contract.

The County shall have the right but not the obligation to
retain the services of an Independent Private-Sector
Inspector General (IPSIG). The requirements are set forth in
the Instructions to Prospective Contractor, Appendix "A",
Paragraph 22. Also, the Contract is subject to review and
audit by the Office of the Miami-Dade County Inspector
General and further information is specified in the
Instructions to Prospective Contractor, Appendix "A",
Paragraph 21.

All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing on the
outside the name of the Bidder, his address, the number of the
project for which the bid is submitted, and the date of opening.

The County reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to
reject any or all bids. Bids from any person, firm or corpo ration
in default upon any agreement with the County will be rejected.

Vendor applications and solicitation packages for Invitations to
Bid (ITB), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Architectural and
Engineering (A&E) projects can be obtained on the 13th floor of
the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, in the
Vendor Assistance Unit. The VIC will provide information and
assistance in doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor
registration and certification, and current contracting opportuni-
ties countywide. Vendor Assistance staff can be reached by
phone at 305-375-5773 or on the web at



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New vision for the Liberty City Community Revitalization Trust

.. Trust to unveil new affordable housing
and business assistance initiatives for the
Liberty City Community ... "

City of Miami Commissioner
Michelle Spence-Jones, District
5, the Liberty City Community
Revitalization Trust Board
Members and the Miami
Parking Authority announced
the new vision for the Liberty

City Community Revitalization
Trust (formerly known as the
Model City Trust. The press
conference took place on
Thursday, November 2.
During the press conference
Commissioner Spence-Jones

discussed the new pri-
orities for the Liberty
City Revitalization
Trust, which includes:
Housing, Business/
Employment Assistance
Programs and
Community Outreach
Spence-Jones along
with the Miami Parking
Authority celebrated the SPENCE-JONES

opening of the new
parking lot located at
5901 NW 17th Ave. The
City of Miami has part-
nered with the Miami
Parking Authority to
create more parking
lots in the Liberty City
area to assist local
Following the press
c o n fe r e nce ,
Commissioner Spence-

Jones and the Liberty City
Community Revitalization
Trust Board members, Wake
Up Miami committee mem-
bers and -children from
Charles Drew Elementary
painted a mural on the wall of
the new parking lot. The wall
mural represents the mean-
ing of the recent Wake Up
Miami campaign, spearhead-
ed by Commissioner Spence-

The painting of the mural
officially kicked-off the Wake
Up Miami campaign coming
to Liberty City. Wake Up
Miami is a community cam-
paign to empower residents
who live in the District 5 com-
munity to reclaim their neigh-
borhoods. For more informa-
tion on Wake Up Miami call
the Office of Commissioner
Spence-Jones at 305-250-

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The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB),
a non profit 501(0)6 sales and marketing organization, will be seeking
the services of a highly successful publishing partner with a proven
track record in local, regional, domestic and international publishing
and marketing programs.
The GMCVB is seeking to continue a publishing program which
is fully subsidized by the publishing partner, wherein the GMCVB
participates in revenue sharing to. further enhance its marketing
resources. Prospective companies must be willing to establish a full-
service operation in Miami-Dade County if selected as the GMCVB's
publishing partner.
As a vendor for a tax and member supported organization, the selected
company is expected to reflect the cultural diversity of our community
through its personnel, projects, joint ventures and other collaborations.
Experience in working in the public arena with a member-based
organization is also highly desirable.
.Finalists are subject to an extensive operational review to ensure
their fiscal soundness, integrity and past performance. The selected
publishing partner is expected to be an active member of the GMCVB
and forego any present or future clients during the term of agreement-
which could be deemed by the GMCVB tobe in conflict with the
products in the current publishing program.
To receive the "Request for Qualifications" (RFQ) document,
please send an e-mail to or fax to
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letterhead with all contact information. Completed RFQ document
must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2006
at 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.


Proposals will be received by The Housing Authority of the City of Miami
Beach (HACMB) for Section 8 Housing Quality Standards (HQS)
Inspections, RFP # 8-2006 until Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 4:00 P.M.
The RFP package is available from HACMB Executive Office, 200 Alton
Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Questions may be directed to Matthew
Garwick, Operations Manager at 305-532-6401 ext. 3031.

The HACMB reserves the right to accept any proposal deemed to be in the
best interest of the HACMB, to waive any informality in any proposal, to
reject any or all proposals, or to advertise for new proposals. HACMB does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national ori-
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Wireless high fidelity (WI-FI) system provider
At Miami International Airport RFP NO. MDAD-01-06

1. Miami-Dade County ("County"), represented by the Miami-
Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD"), is seeking proposals from
interested parties for an Operator to design, supply, install, oper-
ate, and maintain internet service provider connectivity to Miami
International Airport users via MIA's wireless network infrastruc-
ture to be installed and maintained by MDAD. The MIA Wireless
Data System (MWDS) is designed for the primary purpose of pro-
viding wireless Local Area Network service to MIA patrons, ten-
ants and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The MWDS is
being implemented as one of the MIA IT Concession Systems
(MITCS). The Operator shall also be capable of providing inter-
net/ISP connectivity utilizing MIA's wireless infrastructure to serve
customers using wireless devices with all existing IEEE 802.11
standards as well as any emerging wireless technologies.

The Proposer will have no responsibility for the implementation of
the network infrastructure.
Currently, MWDS anticipates utilizing the unlicensed frequencies
to provide wireless coverage throughout MIA and common areas
such as restaurants, bars, MIA Terminal and Concourse seating
areas. The MWDS will consist of approximately 512 access points
with 802.11A, B, and G radios and may be updated from time to
time as technology allows. The access points are integrated via
various power of enthernet (POE) switches connected to a one (1)
gigabit distribution infrastructure with a ten (10) gigabit backbone
core. The MWDS will authenticate via active directory 2003
radius for all guest users. Once authentication is completed, the
gateway will route the user to Proposer's splash screen for billing.
Please note that broadband internet/ISP connectivity is not pro-
vided by MIA and the Proposer should specify and include appro-
priate connectivity to the MWDS delivering optimal user perform-
3. Sealed Proposals for the Miami-Dade County Request
for Proposals RFP-MDAD-01-06, entitled "Non-Exclusive
Wireless High Fidelity (WI-FI) System Provider at Miami
International Airport", will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, at the Office of
the Clerk of the Board, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, 17th floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00 P.M.,
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 or as modified by addendum.
The County will receive sealed Proposals from qualified, interest-
ed parties based upon the terms, covenants and provisions of the
Advertisement and the RFP. The Department reserves the right
to postpone or cancel the Proposals opening at any time prior to
the scheduled due date of the Proposals. Proposers are invited
to be present. Proposals received after the time and date speci-
fied may not be considered, and may be returned unopened.
4. Hardcopies of this solicitation package can be obtained
through the MDAD, Contracts Administration Division, 4200 NW
36th Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122 on or after
Wednesday. November 1. 2006 at a cost of Fifty dollars $50.Q0
(non-refundable) check ,or money order for each solicitation
package payable to: Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The
package may also be requested in writing, along with the $50.00
payment, to MDAD Contracts Administration Division, P.O. Box
025504, Miami, FL 33102-5504. Each Proposer shall furnish an
address, telephone and fax number and e-mail address for the
purpose of contact during the RFP process.
5. A pre-proposal conference has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, MIA Hotel, Concourse E, 7th floor, Conference
Rooms "C & D", Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended but not
mandatory. The purpose of this pre-proposal meeting is to
review the Scope of Services and response requirements, and to
afford Proposers an opportunity to seek clarification prior to the
Proposal Due Date. The Proposers are encouraged to submit
any questions they may have, in writing, to the Contracting Officer
delineated in the RFP in advance of the pre-proposal meeting.
6. All Proposals must be submitted as set forth in the RFP.
7. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all
Proposals to waive informalities and irregularities, or to re-adver-
tise for Proposals. The Department, by choosing to exercise its
right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability
against the Department by any and all Proposers.
8. Requests for additional information or clarifications must be
made in writing and sent via fax to the Department's Contracting
Officer for this RFP no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior
to the date originally established for opening of proposals. Any
changes to this RFP will be by written addendum.
9. Contract measures established for this project is twenty per-

cent (20%) Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises (ACDBE) goal.
10. "Cone of Silence": Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Code
of Miami-Dade County (the "Code") and A.O. No. 3-27 (the "Cone
of Silence Provisions"), a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
request for Qualification Statements ("RFQs"), RFPs, or invita-
tions to bid ("ITBs") after advertisement and terminates at the time
the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits
communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A)
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consult-
ants, and the County's professional staff including, but not limited
to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a
potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant,
and the Mayor, Board or their respective staffs; C) the Mayor,
Board or their respective staffs, and any member of the County's
professional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager
and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service
provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant, and any member of the
selection committee for the RFQ, RFP, or ITB; E) the Mayor,
Board or their respective staffs, and member of the selection com-
mittee for the RFQ, RFP, or ITB; F) any member of the County's
professional staff and any member of the selection committee for
the RFQ, RFP, or ITB.
Section 2.11.1(t) of the Code and A.O. No. 3-27, permits oral
communications regarding a particular RFQ, RFP or ITB for
solicitation of goods or services, between any person and
the procurement officer responsible for administering the
procurement process for such RFQ, RFP, or ITB, provided
that the communication is limited strictly to matters of
process or procedure already contained in the correspon-
ding solicitation document.
The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to: (i) communi-
cations with the Office of the County Attorney or its support
staff; (ii) communications with employees of the
Management and Technical Assistance Unit of the
Department of Business Development ("DBD") regarding (a)
small and/or minority business programs, (b) Community
Business Enterprise Program, and (c) Equitable Distribution
Program; (iii) oral communications at project briefings, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotia-
tions, public presentations made to the Board, or any other
communication during a duly noticed public meeting; and
(iv) communications in writing to the Contracting Officer at
any time unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP,
RFQ, or ITB. Respondents must file a copy of any written
communications with the Clerk, which shall be made avail-
able to any person upon request. Written communications
may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk at

The County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the
Clerk, which said response shall be made available to any
person upon request.
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the
Cone of Silence Provisions by any Respondent shall render any
RFQ award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge
of a violation of the Cone of Silence Provisions shall report such
violation to the Office of the State Attorney and/ or may file a
complaint with the Ethics Commission. Submitters should ref-
erence the actual Cone of Silence Provisions for further clarifi-
All Proposers will be notified in writing when the County
Manager makes an award recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners.
The Contracting Officer for this RFP is:
Name and Title: Sherri Ransom Johnson
Aviation Procurement Contract

Name of Agency:
Physical Address:
Mailing Address:
E-mail Address:
Telephone No.:
Facsimile No.:

MDAD-Contracts Administration
4200 NW 36th St. Bldg. 5A, 4th
Floor, Miami, FL 33122
P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL
(305) 869-3883
(305) 876-8068





P,LEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for the Southeast Overtown/Park West and
the Omni Districts has scheduled a Special Board of Commissioners
Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 9, 2006, after 9 am, at Miami
City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.
James Villacorta
(#15798) Interim Executive Director, SEOPW CRA

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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the 3rd Avenue
Streetscape Committee of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will take place at 6 PM on Tuesday,
November 14, 2006, at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church
located at 1328 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, Florida. The meeting will be
held in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.
James H. Villacorta
(#15799) Interim Executive Director, SEOPW CRA

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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E)
services will be required for the design of a 36-inch water main to be located along NW 87th Avenue
between NW 74th and 122nd Streets, for the Water and Sewer Department (WASD).
6.01 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems -
Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewage Collection and Transmission Systems (PRIME)
17.00 Engineering Construction Management (PRIME)
9.02 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
10.05 Environmental Engineering Contamination Assessment and Monitoring
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
16.00 General Civil Engineering
A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at, fax: (305) 350-6264 or phone: (305) 375-2036.
One (1) Agreement 35% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on November 17, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-4, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami,
Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.
Deadline for submission of proposals is November 30, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E)
services will be required to provide design services, assist in obtaining construction permits, provide
assistance during procurement of a construction contract and provide technical assistance during con-
struction for the proposed South Miami Heights Maintenance Facility for the Miami-Dade County Water
and Sewer Department (MDWASD).
The scope of services includes but not limited to performing preliminary site investigations, surveying,
geotechnical services, coordination of project with municipalities and the public, preparation of design
reports, and preparation of drawings and contract specifications. Furthermore, assistance during the
permitting and procurement phases will also be needed. Technical services will be required during con-
struction to include periodic site inspections and attendance at meetings, review shop drawings,
respond to information requests, review claims and potential change orders, review contract schedules
and schedule of values, and review as-built drawings. Furthermore, project coordination services
establishing a plan to implement projects, establishment and tracking project schedules, budgets and
deadlines, preparation of status reports and attendance at meetings as requested.
The proposed facility is to be located at a 17.5 acre site located at 19000 S.W. 108th Avenue, Miami,
Florida. The facility is anticipated to include approximately 126,000 sq. ft. of new construction encom-
passing administration offices, maintenance shops, warehouse and storage areas, and a maintenance
garage. Additionally, a fuel filling facility, emergency generators, extended parking for vehicles and
trucks and a construction materials storage yard are planned for the facility.
One firm will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement for an effective term
of six (6) years. Maximum compensation is for three million five hundred thousand ($3,500,000). No
minimum amount of work or compensation will be assured to the retained consultant. The County
reserves the right to re-use the work products of the retained consultant and to retain other consultants
to provide the same or similar services at its sole discretion.
14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18.00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)
9.02 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
10.05 Environmental Engineering Contamination Assessment and Monitoring
11.00 General Structural Engineering 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying 16.00 General Civil Engineering
20.00 Landscape Architecture 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amado Gonzalez who may be contacted via e-mail at gon-, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-1428.
One (1) Agreement 35% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on November 9, 2006, at 8:30 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 December 1, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


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security doors. Outside
lighting, $700 per month.
$700 security deposit.
Call 305-638-3699

Churchesfor Rent
Available Sunday after 5
p.m. ALL-Day Saturday and
weekdays and nights.
786-277-8988 /305-751-8516

Office Space

Prime Golden Glades
From $260 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600

Unfurnished Rooms

18711 NW 32nd Court
Unfurnished, room for rent
own bathroom.
Call 786-274-0806
Nice Room
Christian home call Na
Furished Rooms
15710 NW 44th Court
Quiet people only. No noise!
Private entrance. Inquired
between the hours of 8 a.m.
to 7 p.m. $115 per week.
2373 NW 95th Street
$85 weekly, free utilities. One
person. Kitchen and bath.

8150 NW 24th Avenue
Room with air and cooking
$90 weekly, $361 monthly
plus deposit. 305-696-5545or
786-539-8176 786-306-3991.
Quiet, clean nice room near
bus terminal. 305-766-2055.
128 N.E. 82 Terrace Miami.
Rooms for rent in private
home. $600 monthly plus,
$300 security $900 to move
in.. Working individual or eld-
erly preferred. References
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
Eff icencies
4120 S.W. 32nd Drive
One large efficiency for rent,
$675 monthly, $500 deposit.
Call 786-256-3174 or
18 Avenue and 63 Street
Efficiency apartment, air and
all utility included, $450
monthly, $900 to move in.
Call 954-554-3565
940 N W 105 Street, nice
efficiency for rent, utilities
included $540 monthly.
Call 786-985-1624

101 N.E. 78th Street
Three and two bedrooms,
from $850 monthly, with
parking. Section 8 welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
1459 N.W. 60th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
brand new appliances, tiled
floors. Section 8 welcome.
$600 monthly, $1200 moves
you in. Call 954-709-4828
1540 NW 1 COURT
Efficiency $375
One bedroom $475
Two bedrooms $575
Stove, refrigerator and air
172 NW 12th Street
One bedroom, one bath
Section 8 okay!
Call 786-263-1590
2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedroom, $1400 moves
you in, $350 bi-weekly
Call 786-389-1686
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities and air, $340 bi-
weekly $995 moves you in.
Call 786-389-1686
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
5552 NE Miami Place
One bedroom, one bath,
central air, $600 mthly, first,
last and security.

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

800 NW 67th Street
Large one bedroom, with utill-
ities and air included. $350
bi-weekly $1200 moves you
Call 786-389-1686
8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
One bedroom apartment.
Section 8. Call 305-754-7776
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
Three bedrooms, one bath
Call 305-914-3762
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking, $595-$675
1315 N.E. Miami Court
Eighth Street Apartments
and a half months, one bed-
room, one bath, air condition-
ing $450.
786-236-1144/ 786-298-0125
Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath.
$450, air conditioning.
One bedroom, $525 easy
move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, three bedrooms $825
new tile, appliances, kitchen,
security bars. 305-944-2101
Efficiency,one and three bed-
rooms. Call 786-286-2540.
1116 Sesame Street
Two bedrooms, one bath in
quiet area, $900 monthly.
First and security, $1800 to
move in. Call 954-805-3233
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
and iron gate' doors, $430
monthly. Two bedrooms,
$480 monthly. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
Overtown, Liberty City
Opa Locka, Brownsville
Apartments, Duplexes.
Houses, efficiency, one
two and three bedrooms
*' Many with appliances
Same day approval
Call for information
Capital Rental Agency, Inc
1080 NW 100th Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
with large living, dining,,cen-
tral air, $1350 monthly.
Call 786-315-8491
1599 NW 51st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, tile floors, $850
per month. 954-638-3718
1760 NW 50th Street
Two bedroom one bath du-
plex, freshly remodeled, cen-
tral air. Section 8 Welcome.
$900 monthly.
Call 786-290-4625
2397 NW 81st Terrace
Three bedrooms, central a/c.
Section 8 welcome. Drive by.
Call Angela 305-796-3874
2425 NW 104th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1350 a month, $1900 to
move in. No Section 8.
1985 NE 167th Street #4
One bedroom, one bath.
New paint, tile and rare find.
Call 678-231-1987
575 NW 94th Street
One bedroom, one bath.
Call 786-263-1590
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-

1999 NW 5th Place.
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 only
Call 786-263-1590

$95 monthly buy a five bed-
rooms, five baths, foreclo-
sure, 4% down, 30 years at
8% APR! For listings
800-749-8168 xD074

1081 NW 37th Street
One bedroom, one bath du-
plex with security bars.

Call 305-633-4031 or
1321 NW 82 STREET
Four bedroom, one bath
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590

1735 NW 69th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Newly renovated, Section 8
Welcome! $1,350 per month.
Call: Chris 305-300-9708

1758 N E 174 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath
with stove, refrigerator, air,
washer and drye, $925.
18715 NW 45th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1326 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793

2481 N W 140 Street
Three bedrooms one bath.
$1000 monthly. No Section
Call 305-267-9449
2707 N.W. 50 Street
Five bedrooms two baths.
Section welcome. Call Loren-
zo 786-356-0486 or Gigi
3260 NW 208 Terrace
Three bedroom, one bath,
central air. Big yard. Section
8 only. Call 305-685-0574.
3915 N.W. 207th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly. $2600 to
move in. Call 305-528-4896
4021 N.W. 199th Street
Three bedrooms, tile, air,
den, bars, fenced, $1,300,
move in $3900, NO Section
8. Terry Dellerson Broker
4412 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile thourghout, central air,
$1550 monthly. Section 8
welcome. Call 305-726-1151.
69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Section 8 welcome, referen-
ces. 305-754-7776.
North Miami Area
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths with screened patio.
Section 8 Welcome
Call 786-344-8601
Three bedrooms, one bath in
quiet area, with den and cen-
tral air, $1150 monthly. First,
last and security. No Section
8. Responsible people.
Call 305-333-1091
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Section 8 Only.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, fenced, bars,
central air. Section 8 okay!
Call 786-390-0809
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 monthly, $2200 to
move in. 305-757-8597 or
Three bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer, central air.
Section 8 OK! $1350 month-
ly, 954-274-5705
Three bedrooms two baths,
wood floors, a lovely home,
washer on premises, some
new appliances including
dishwasher. Ready to move-
in, $1850. Call 305-479-1502
Buy a five bedrooms, five
baths, $13,500! Foreclosures!
For listings
800-749-8168 xD041
Five bedrooms, three baths,
all or part. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 305-624-4888
Two bedrooms, one bath
Section 8 welcome. Contact
Ms. B at 786-277-4207.
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your mort-
gage? Call Kathy:

$ CASH $
or Vacant Lots in
24 hours!
Call Dave 305-301-2112

Wanted for wholesale proj-
ects with quick closing capa-
Please call 786-357-7694.

12555 NW 8 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
floors and central air.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.

20921 N W 30 Court
Beautiful three bedrooms,
one and a half baths with
huge Florida Room
Brown Realty Inc

790 N W 64 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths
totally renovated all new ap-
pliances. Seller will pay all
closing costs. 305-694-0988
14900 NW 9th Court
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, new roof, water
view, central air, will arrange
financing and assist in
closing cost, $269K.
Keith 305-336-9650
Brand new three bedrooms,
two baths and four
two baths. Available now.Call
for information.
RHS 786-506-0946
FHA Three percent down ,
no credit score no closing
cost, $135,000 and up.
Call for weekly lists.
Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040
4510 S.W.20 Street.
"Hollywood Bargain," three
bedrooms, one bath. Huge
bed rooms! $209,900.
Brown Realty & Investment
Five bedrooms, five baths
Only $13,500. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046
1205 N W 128 Street, two
bedrooms, one bath, fenced
corner lot, $230,000.
Brown Realty & Investment
Corner pool home, three
bedrooms, two baths..
King Star Realty
Dorothy Bradley

Apartment Buildings
Four unit building only
$199,000 fixer upper no
qualfying call for weekly
786-506-0155, investor

Get your mortgage loan, bad
credits okay. close fast.
Vernon 786-344-9707
Judy 786-274-0082
HOME until you find out if a
special FHA/HUD program
can help you.
You maybe able to get mon-
ey you'll never have to pay
back as long as you live in
your home. Call 305-836-
8622 for more information.

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Experienced, ambitious,
gogetters! Better than
average oral skills. Sales
experience and familiar with
Dade and Broward counties
a must. Fax resume and
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macy Technician and ship-
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time positions available,
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to work without supervision!
Must type at least 40+
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Mature, experienced,
lady. Cleaning, laundry,
ironing. Work references.
Driver's license helpful.
Non smoker. Three days.
(MWF) Drug testing and
check required.
Call 305-694-6227 '

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work
We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.
Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

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

1978 25" Foot Mako, cen-
tral console, twin 1996 Mer-
cury 150 hp, 2-100 gallon
tanks, nice boat, $12,000 or
best offer, call 954-455-4143
or 216-496-1217.

Zoned for 40 children.
Call 305-687-1218

TimnesC a6ssif4ed
Call 305-694-6225

Natural Health Products

And Nutritional Supplements
Noni Juice G0ogi Juice Acai Juice
Vitamins Minerals Amino Acids Fatty Acids
Antioxidant Fish Oil Flax Oil

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GENERAL HOME REPAIRS 267 E. 49 St., Hialeah, FL.
Plumbing electrical,appliance f1 SL(same 10St)
roof, air Call 305-685-1898

Chevy's from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings 305-824-8816
800-749-8167 XK020

Need Soiritualist Help ?

All kind of domestic jobs
Call 305-867-4676

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

Certified Nurse Assistant
Home Health Aide
for group home. Chal-
lenged women, Experience
only, 305-493-2251.

Seeking full time childcare
director, must have a
Bachelors of Art degree in
early childhood education.
Experience working in a
childcare center as a
director or an elementary
school as a teacher, Must
have good written and
communication skills.
Computer literate,
competitive salary and
For more information call

Experienced certified pre-
school teacher needed to
teach 2 and 3 year-old.
Call 305-836-1178

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"Part lime Job Fair

Miami, this Friday"

The Part Time Job Fair announces an
extraordinary registration for this 2006, the 4th
year in a row of the Minority Chamber of
Commerce is teaming up with different employ-
ers to present the Opportunities 2006 Part
Time Job Fair, to be held this Friday, November

10 in Wal*Mart parking lot of the City of Doral
located at 8651 NW 13 Terrace, from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Open for the public and it's free.
"Our goal is to put together those who want to
work locally and with the great local companies
who want a diverse local workforce. Too often,
employers assume minorities won't fit in or
won't be interested in their companies. Nothing
could be further from the truth," said Doug
Mayorga, National Director of the Minority
Chamber of Commerce.
The employers searching for a diverse focal
workforce include: Pollos Tropical, Johnny
Carino's Restaurant, The Florida National
Guard, Miami Dade County among others.
What's it all mean? To organizers it's simple:
we are happy to help People of all ages, races,
and backgrounds find the local job they want.
For more information:

BCT introduces a system wide

community bus service map

Broward County Transit (BCT) has intro-
duced a new, four-color Community Bus
Service system map. The map details the indi-
vidual routes of all 21 municipality community
bus services on one side, and the BCT fixed-
route bus service on the reverse side, including
the transfer points to the fixed routes and
neighboring community bus services.
The community bus service, a partnership
between the Broward County Board of
Commissioners and 21 municipalities, is
designed to increase the number of destina-
tions within city limits that residents can
access through public transit. Service is provid-
ed to neighborhood shopping centers, parks,
libraries, and other locations. The buses are
air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible, and are
equipped with bike racks.
Community bus municipal partners include:
Coconut Creek; Cooper City; Coral Springs;
Dania Beach; Town of Davie; Deerfield Beach;
Fort Lauderdale; Town of Hillsboro Beach;
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; Lauderdale Lakes;
Lauderhill; Lighthouse Point; Margate;
Miramar; North Lauderdale; Oakland Park;
Parkland; Pembroke Pines; Plantation;
Pompano Beach and Tamarac.
"BCT is committed to providing residents and
visitors with the necessary tools to make travel
on its buses as easy and accessible as possible.
The introduction of this new Community Bus
Service map demonstrates that commitment,"
said Christopher Walton, Director, Broward
County Transit.
The maps are free and available on the com-
munity buses, at participating municipal loca-
tions, at the Central Bus Terminal in downtown
Fort Lauderdale, and by calling BCT customer
service center at 954-357-8400. An online ver-
sion is also available at

DiVosta Homes presents

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Brand new homes in a prime Jupiter location

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Participating brokers must accompany customer on first visit.
Prices subject to change without notice. We are Ipleased to utilize our best
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DHL Volunteers for local baseball field refurbishment program

Kelly Keogh, Director of Corporate Citizenship, DHL (pictured with
plaque at right); Angela Smith, Community Affairs Manager, Florida
Marlins and Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club
of Miami-Dade County along with DHL volunteers -recently partici-
pated in a project to renovate baseball fields at Northwest Park in Miami.
The work on the fields, which were completely destroyed by Hurricane
Wilma, is part of DHL's national field refurbishment program. Local DHL
employee volunteers participated in the renovation project that added
new infield dirt, new fencing, lighting and bleachers at the facility. DHL
also provided little leaguers pictured here with new baseball equipment
donated by Louisville Slugger.

Miami Edison 'Gear Up' students visit Federal Reserve Bank

Photo credit: Felix Bryant Photography

Minority youths named DO MORE champions

DO MORE Champions Brendaysha Burke (right) and Troytavious Huff
(left) with NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver Bill Lester. Brendaysha and
Troytavius from the NFL Youth Education Town Boys and Girls Club were
the overall DO MORE competition winners for outstanding performanc-
es in the Pit Crew Challenge, on-track racing, video game racing and
classroom activities. DO MORE Driving Opportunities: Minority
Outreach in Racing Employment is a four-day educational and instruc-
tional program sponsored by Sprint Nextel and Motorola designed to
expose minority youths from Atlanta to career opportunities in auto rac-

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Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Recently eighteen 11th
Grade Students from Miami
Edison Senior High School had
the opportunity to visit the
Miami Branch of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The
focus of this visit was primari-
ly on careers at the Fed (see-
ing/talking about what a
work day might be like, what
education is required for the
positions, what kind of dress is
required, what kind of on-the-
job behavior is expected, and
so forth). However, the kids
also toured the building and
spent time at the Monetary
Display where they followed
the history of money and they
learned how to spot counter-
feit currency. Lon Lazzeri,
Public Information and
Education, led the day's
events. He sent the students
back to school with bags of
shredded currency (damaged,
old, worn, torn or soiled notes
that are "unfit" and removed
from circulation) as well as a
wealth of information con-
tained in brochures such as "A
Guide to Your First Bank
Account," "What You Need to
Know About Payment Cards."
and "Protecting Yourself
Against Identity Theft."
We asked the students what
they thought about their
Career Day Field Trip and the
responses from their trip eval-
uation forms ranged from "I
now know how money oper-
ates and where it comes from,
the process.

Thanks, this was a great
experience" to "I'm really glad I
went to this field trip because I
learned a lot today" to "It was
really interesting. Like the
best field trip ever."
The students who were
selected for this Career Day
Field Trip were as follows:
Sherlie Augustin, Marie
Belfort, Shirley Brizard,

Ansler Camfort, Myrlande
Cherenfant, Ron Cochran,
Samuel Gay, Guerda
Geneval, Gustin Rosemond,
Reynald Jean, Corenzo
Matthews, Christian
McGarry, Felix Nunez,
Joubens Princilis, Princess
Shipley, Scotty Sterling,
Robensky Theodore, and
Quewanna Vallieres.



Youth Football:
By Jim Cornett
The Overtown Rattlers 100
pounders were undefeated this
year in league play. Their season
was completed Saturday, October
27 against the Northwest Boys
and Girls Club. They now await a
playoff run that begins in two
weeks. Their victories were all
team efforts with outstanding de-
fensive tacklers. However, on this
day, quarterback Theron was on
target with passes. He threw two
to widcout Marlowe, one to re-
ceiver Matthew and one to run-

They went 10-0
ning back Bull. Pooh Bear was
outstanding on defense and Ma-
lik was a trophy winner. They are
coached by Drac and his Attack,
head coach Marlowe and his as-
sistant coach Wolfe with the of-
fensive line and Rodney the de-
fensive line. Yours truly assists
with the special teams and defen-
sive ends. The Rattlers compete
in the YFL. The score for the 100
pound victors was 27-0. T. J. is
an excellent runner and perform-
er for this team with talent. He
should go far if he keeps his head
on straight.

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