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Wielding Black power in new Congress
Obama will have opportunity to show
he can be presidential as majority

Special to The Times

The 2006 national elections
not only repudiated George
Bush and his administra-
tion but is also bringing
Black power unseen since
the Reconstruction era
ended with the 1876 presi-
dential election.
In regaining control of the
House of Representatives,
Black Americans reach
a political mile-

stone: For the first time in American history,
three members of the Congressional Black
Caucus will become chairmen of full House
committees: Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) would
become chair of the powerful Ways and Means
committee; Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) would
become chair of the Judiciary committee; and
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would become
chair of the Homeland Security committee.
"In this election, the American people sent a
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. . the four collected $7,563
after falsifying their grades
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Four Miami-Dade county-employ-
ees have been charged with falsify-
ing grades to allegedly collect
tuition reimbursement from the
The alleged graft could be very
high considering the victimized pro-
gram gave out $9.3 million to coun-
ty employees.
An interim grand-jury report on
Miami-Dade County's employee
tuition-reimbursement program has
found rampant overpayments,
employees falsifying grades to col-
lect money and workers attending
school on county time.
In one instance, a county employ-
ee received a $5,000 reimbursement
for a three-week class at Harvard



University that cost $10,000. But
the report found the employee
attended class on county time and
submitted the reimbursement
request a year after the course was
completed both violations of the
program's guidelines.
So far, Inspector General
Christopher Mazzella has uncov-

ered $183,000 in illegally obtained
tuition reimbursements, though
he's only about one-sixth of the way
into 1,500 student enrollments in
62 schools in 2005.
Of the first 275 people his office
investigated, four had allegedly
changed grades to qualify for reim-
bursement, where a grade of "C" is
required. More than 80 had been
reimbursed more money than they
paid to attend school. In at least one
case, investigators weren't sure the
employee had even attended class.

Earlier last week, the grand jury
indicted four veteran county
employees including one of the
reimbursement program's directors
- on charges they falsified grades
to become eligible for tuition reim-
Lisa Cameron-Smith, Hollis
Horton, Tangalh Eason-Jenkins
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WAKE-UP MIAMI campaign comes to Liberty City

Michelle Spence-Jones holds empowerment workshop

By Brandyss Howard

City of Miami Commissioner,
Michelle Spence-Jones, held a
community workshop this past
Saturday at the Charles
Hadley Park in Liberty City. In
coalition with the City of
Miami Economic Development
Department, Miami Dade

College, Social Compact,
Liberty City Revitalization
Trust and Black Reflections,
Spence-Jones invited the resi-
dents of Liberty City to partici-
pate in an event dedicated to
community education and,
empowerment. The Reclaim
and Rebuild Community
Workshop featured motiva-
tional speaker and Miami

native, Les Brown, and is part
of Spence-Jones' WAKE UP
MIAMI campaign that includes
a series of community building
The program began with
Invocation by Reverend Arthur
Lee Jenkins of New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church fol-
lowed by greetings from the
Commissioner Spence-Jones,
who thanked the community
for its participation and stated

that she will continue
to restore pride and
positive actions in her
district. "We need to
change the communi-
ty from the inside
out," said Spence-
Brown conducted a
very passionate
speech that correlated
his personal experi- Michelle Spence-Jones
ences, including his Commissioner

birth and childhood
in Miami, into ways
citizens can empow-
er and educate
themselves. "It's
hard changing. You
gotta put all the
energy into saving
yourself." said
Brown. He also
stated that it is
often necessary to
do self-evaluations

to accurately assess one's cur-
rent state and remove situa-
tions that prohibit success.
"People can die from a lack of
knowledge. What you do and
produce is a reflection of what
you read, your knowledge, and
your relationships." He stated
that when you surround your-
self with people with no goals
or dreams, that subconscious-
ly they will r~ib off on you. "If
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Congressional Black power

is power only when it is used

4 lack Power" was the rallying cry during the
late 1960's when Black people expressed
our knowledge that we had to obtain what
was right and just for our community, "by any means
necessary." Malcolm X also said America would have to
contend with "The ballot or the bullet." White America,
slowly but surely, decided that Black people meant what
was said, and after our struggle, we have obtained the
right to the ballot. While hidden means to limit that
right are still being waged, the recent elections show
that those who feared the use of the ballot were right.
Black power is upon us if the results of the recent
Democratic victories follow the 'normal' course oifpower
Black congresspersons are in line to chair major
standing committees and important subcommittees In
the next congress. Committees are where the work of
congress is determined and most work product fails in
the committees. Not only are local Congressmen Alcee
Hastings and Kendrick Meek slated to gain more power,
but Congressional Black Caucus members are in line to
chair the powerful Ways and Means (tax and finance)
Committee-Charles Rangel, House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence (spying and confidential
information)-Alcee Hastings, Judiciary (immigration,
impeachment and court systems)-John Conyers and
Homeland Security Committee (FEMA, disasters, terror-
ism in America)-Bennie Thompson. Kendrick Meek will
have more seniority on the Armed Services Committee
with jurisdiction over the soldiers and sailors who fight
for America's interests.
In addition, Black caucus members will chair commit-
tees that impact other areas that have special signifi-
cance for Black people. When those issues become the
subject of action beyond rhetoric, that is when we will
know that Black power has arrived through the ballot.
Black advancement has proven to be helpful to Black
people, women and others who have not been the pow-
erful. Black power can help all to rise.
The genocide in the African country of Darfur has
received little beyond verbal horror from American con-
gressional and presidential officials. The scourge of
AIDS is impacting Black America and Black Africa more
than any disease since the 'Black Plague.' Haiti receives
much less attention and less money to right its country
than Radio Marti and other resources directed toward
Cuba. Small Black businesses receive little real assis-
tance even as East Indians and other nationalities
receive assistance to open gas stations and other retail
outlets in he heart of Black commfnitiies..Kat a-iis pre-
dominately Black victims are still in an involuntary dis-
apora from New Orleans more than ayear sincq the49is-
Black power will have come when Black people can
determine our own fates. Republican congresses gave
Black people rhetoric and illusions. The Democrats now
have their opportunity. Our Black congressmen can now
show how Black power can save this nation. Black

Black history is being

made and local

fraternity participated

During Monday's dedication ceremonies for the

national memorial to honor Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., speaker after speaker gave thanks to
the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for leading the financial
effort that allowed the groundbreaking for the monu-
ment. King's children each thanked the Alphas and
daughter Bernice, the preacher and lawyer, proudly
noted she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, often
the sister sorority to the Alphas.

Fraternities were once the social outlet for those who
wanted to focus on personal satisfaction and did not
seek to act for the greater good of Black people. This
dedication shows how much such foolishness is in the
past. Those who have been successful in life are now
giving back. In most instances, giving back has been a
part of the regular mission of fraternities and sororities,
but this effort must be commended.

The local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and the men who
are members are also due deserved recognition. Under
the leadership of local MLK Memorial Chair, Gregory
Gay, the Beta Beta Lambda chapter secured over one
million dollars from an ExxonMobil Corporation and
$75,000 in local donations. For this effort and others,
Beta Beta Lambda was named the National Alumni
Chapter of the year at Alphas' national convention.

We join in saying "well done" to the men of Alpha.

Your letters are welcome
The Miami Times welcomes and encourages letters on its
editorial commentaries as well as all other material in the

. Editorials I

The Ed Bradley I remember

The accolades and tributes
poured in fast and furious when
the news hit that CBS 60
Minutes living legend Ed Bradley
had passed. But the thing that
struck me about most of them
was that they read and sounded
like canned platitudes. They
pretty much followed the same
script. They justly lauded
Bradley's. colossal news accom-
plishments, listed the piles of
awards he received, and hailed
him for the giant role he played
as mentor, role model and inspi-
rational father figure to succes-
sive waves of black journalists
and newspersons.
President Bush, for instance,
expressed the obligatory sadness
over Bradley's death, and gave
the equally obligatory tout of him
as one of the most accomplished
journalists of our times. But
Bush and the others that paid
tribute to him only reaffirmed
Bradley as a news icon. It didn't

campaign by Sherrice's mother,
Yolanda Manuel, to have Cash
prosecuted as an accessory. I
had become deeply involved in
the case. I assisted Ms. Manuel
with the barrage of interviews,
press conferences, and rallies
that were held demanding the
prosecution of the young man.
The producers at 60 Minutes
made it clear that they regarded
the story as more than a story. It
was a human tragedy and they
wanted to make sure that that
dimension came through in their
The day before the scheduled
interview, a 60 Minutes producer
implored me to come to the tap-
ing with Ms. Manuel. I knew that
Bradley would do the interview
with her, and that was enough. I
knew I had to be there. I was
pleasantly surprised when the
producer suggested that Bradley
was interested in getting a copy
of my most recent book, The
Crisis in Black and Black.
When he entered the small
room that had been hastily made
into a makeshift studio at the
Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly
Hills, he smiled broadly and
thanked me for the book. He
thumbed through it slowly, and
with that trademark pensive
look, slowly and assuredly said
that he looked forward to reading

This was a man that was more than a consummate profes-
sional, This was a man that was a consumnmate human being.
That's the Ed Bradley that I will always remember and

say much about the real Ed
Bradley that lay beneath the icon
Fortunately, I had a chance to
see that Ed Bradley. It happened
in L.A.; in 1998. And it didn't
come from Ythe weekly glimpse
the nation got of him in front of
the camera or in the stern faced,
go for the jugular interviews that
he did with any and everyone of
news importance during the past
decade. It came off camera, and
it was the simple kindness he
showed to ,a guest and a person-
al expression of appreciation that
he showed to me that revealed
the real Ed Bradley.
Bradley and 60 Minutes had
gotten wind of a story that had
tugged at the heartstrings of the
nation. That was the heinous
and tormenting rape and murder
of a 7-year-old Black girl
Sherrice Iverson at a Nevada
casino by a white teen, Jeremy
Strohmeyer. The murder stirred
even greater furor when
Strohmeyer's friend, David Cash,
who was at the scene, cavalierly
admitted in an interview that he
had knowledge of the murder but
said and did nothing about it.
That touched off a nationwide

His warmth, sincerity, and
appreciation bowled me over. Ed
Bradley treated me as a peer and
even friend. Bradley's sincerity
and warmth was on full display
during' and after the interview
with Ms. Manuel. There was the
gentle, empathetic tone in his
voice when he talked to her, and
the soft expression on his face. It
was clear that he didn't consider
her and the case just another
news story. She was a real per-
son to him, a mother that had
suffered a traumatic loss.
Bradley shared her pain.
When the interview ended he
held her hand for a brief
moment, and expressed his sor-
row over the tragedy. He lingered
for a long moment, then smiled
at me, warmly shaked my hand
and encouraged us to stay
strong. He then slowly departed.
The segment as we expected was
every bit the probing, in-depth,
news piece we expected. But
more importantly, it was tinged
with an uncharacteristic touch of
self-righteousness, even indigna-
tion that strayed past the bounds
of what's considered an objective
report piece.

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Defining the Christian right and left

"We can no longer be mis-
used by some in the Christian-:
right that will not deal with
the broader issue of injustice
and fairness and inequity in
our society."
Reverend Al Sharpton

While it is true the Christian
right believes that poverty of the
soul is more devastating than
economic poverty, it is a gross
misrepresentation to depict the
Christian right as unconcerned
with fairness and inequity in
our society. Those in the reli-
gious community, which no
doubt includes the religious
right, donate far more time and
money to charity than do those
in the secular community. It is
not the secular community that
visits the elderly, nurses the
sick and feeds the hungry.
However, when Sharpton and
others on the religious left
speak of fairness and equity in

our society they are not refer-'
ring to charity; they are speak-
ing of using the power of gov-
ernment to confer bounties and
benefits among the masses.
This accurately characterizes
the major difference between
what is referred to as the reli-
gious right and that which is
rarely identified, but exists as
the religious left: The right
believes justice, fairness and
equity are achieved through
virtue and by the grace of God.
The left believes good gifts come
not by virtue and grace, but
through government largesse.
The difference is huge.
Attempts to confine the differ-
ences between those on the
Christian right and those on the
left to their respective stances
on homosexual marriage, abor-
tion and to a lesser extent
school prayer miss the mark.
These issues are really window
dressing for differences that are
much more fundamental, differ-
ences that go to the very ques-
tion of the foundation of liberty.
For the right, the basis of lib-
erty is morality born of religious

principle specifically Judeo-
Christian principles. These
principles are seen as being
consistent with traditional
American values. The right
desires the promotion of tradi-
tional American institutions and
mores. because these institu-

;vlette:pfindiidualllyes thati .ill
continue to bring this nation, .
into' lb singtf1t -,is rer ,
belief in American eetnal, ...
lsti'.ithat,Jas Tocque,,llqe put;6 -j
it, "America is great because
America is good." Or more accu-
rately, the American people are
The religious left believes in
America's capacity to be great,
but they do not yet see America
as good. The Christian left have
looked through this nation's
history and .seen bigotry,
oppression and intolerance.
This failure of men is seen as a
failure of virtue and just as sig-
nificantly as a failure of tradi-
tional American institutions.
The moral soul of this nation
can therefore only be saved
through the overhaul of those
institutions and mores. And
because men are fallible and our
traditional institutions are ille-
gitimate, it is incumbent upon
government to create the moral-
ity that does not currently exist
and on which our liberty
depends. It is not the virtue of

men, but the virtue of govern-
ment that will bring the nation
at long last into God's blessing.
Where both factions agree s
' that God loves 'liberty. 'Where
they,' art company is that the
right better grasps that rights
granted by God require fidelity
to God and to his natural law -
objective law applied to all men
regardless of their station.
Submission to God's law liber-
ates because it controls man's
carnal nature, which demands
less interference from govern-
ment. Conversely, there are
many good folk on the religious
left who forget that if rights orig-
inate with man, it is men to
whom fidelity is owed and those
in favor will receive blessings
that those out of favor do not.
When morality is relative, liber-
ty, justice and equity become
impossible. Submission to men
is the beginning of tyranny
because with no objective stan-
dard to guide behavior, it is now
government that must control
man's carnal nature and their
tool of choice is force.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hits rock bottom

The U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights was established as part
of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. It
was enhanced by the
Commission on Civil Rights Act
of 1983. It is to receive and ana-
lyze complaints and to provide
studies and advice to the presi-
dent of the United States. It
cannot enforce anything but the
body can advise and provide
input in regards to the civil
rights of American citizens.
The finest days of the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights


were under the management
and chairmanship of Arthur A.
Fletcher, who served under
President George H.W. Bush.
His best accomplishment was a
detailed study on the imple-
mentation of Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 for each
major federal agency. He also
did much work in assuring that
the U.S. military carried on with
its tradition of exemplary affir-
mative action. Art, the "Father
of Affirmative Action," was cer-
tainly on the case and the
nation was better for it.
Mary Frances Berry succeed-
ed Art as chairman under the
Clinton administration. She
turned it into a personal bunker
for ultra-liberal agendas. Chaos
and political bickering festered
to a boil by the time she was
replaced by the current admin-
istration. From there, it was
"rock bottom" as the opposite

side, the anti affirmative
action right-wingers decided to
put on the mother of all cha-
rades. Today, the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights is
an anti-affirmative action clique
with a mission to neutralize the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
destroy what it can of the Voting

Rights Act. It is anti-civil rights.
It seeks to hurt and provide
hurdles to those trying to diver-
sify the American economy.
Let's look at their membership.
Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds
comes from the Center for New
Black Leadership. Don't let the

name fool you. This is a White
organized group of racial ani-
mus pointed against those of
the traditional civil rights move-
ment. They couldn't lead 100
Black folks to a barbeque.
According to the,
Reynolds "doesn't just oppose
affirmative action; he abhors it.

Affirmative action is The Big
Lie. It is, he writes, a corrupt
system of preferences, set-
asides and quotas... a concept
invented by regulators and rein-
vented by political interest
groups seeking money and

L e t e t o h eA d i t r

Hereditary singer, hereditary health, Gerald Levert

Dear Editor,

As we mourn the sultry enter-
taining R&B legend Gerald Levert
we are forced to focus on rising
health issues in the Black com-

Heart disease, diabetes, hyper-
tension and obesity have not just
taken the lives of of the great like
Gerald, Luther, Nell Carter,
Jackie Robinson, Dizzy Gillespi
and Ella Fitzgerald nor have they
only plagued the famous like

James Brown, Aretha Franklin,
Patti Labelle, B.B. King, Della
Reese and Eddie Levert. They
have reeked havoc on our own
Let's take Gerald's rich musical
accomplishments and make them

history and let's take his death as
a wake up call. Make diet and
exercise apart of your daily life.
We will miss you Gerald.

Narissa Cannon
Miami, FL

Two of the three allotted Democratic seats are filled by a
Hispanic and a Native American. They have proven to be
staunch defenders of affirmative action but by virtue of a 5-
2 vote their views become muted.

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Iraq is a quagmire

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The Democrats won the
House and Senate in large part
due to the dissatisfaction with
the War in Iraq. I have always
strongly believed that this war
was built on lies, and was
unnecessary. Now, however,
we are in the war, the death toll
is mounting and there are no
visible signs of improvement.
The big question is how do you
fix this mess?
President Bush argues stay
the course. We simply stay in
Iraq until democracy takes hold
and the sectarian violence
ends. Our military, while the
strongest in the world against a
conventional army, cannot win
a battle against suicide
bombers who walk into a mar-
ketplace and blow up 100 inno-
cent women and children in the
name of Allah. We cannot bring
democracy to a people with no
tradition of democracy, who are
united by only one common
goal their hatred of the United
States. I do not believe that
democracy can take hold in a
country that has such strong
sectarian violence, no tradition
of democracy, and no leaders
with any vision beyond blowing
up their rivals.
Some in the White House
administration are arguing
that we pull out after we train
the Iraqi army. The problem
with tJis theory is that we have
approximately 130,000 troops
in Iraq. The Iraqi Army ispow
close to the same number.
While we have been training
and building up the Iraqi Army,
the violence has increased.
The concept that the Iraqi Army
will do a better job than the
U.S. Army, which is better
trained and has better equip-
ment does not make sense.
Some Democrats contend
that we enter into a dialogue
with Iran and Syria. President
Bush does not believe in diplo-
macy, and ignored North
Koreans desire to enter into
dialogue with the United
States, even though they kept
threatening that they would
become a nuclear state.
President Bush ignored this
threat until it became a reality.
I cannot imagine him speaking
to Iran or Syria. Syria's
President has made overtures,
which we ignored. Iran loves

flaunting its disdain for the
United States and it is hard to
imagine they would give up this
political chit to help us out of a
My brother-in-law, a 30 year
veteran of the U.S. Marine
Corps, would advocate nuking
the country into non-existence.
He does not like to lose and
views the world in simple terms
of kill or be killed. However, it
is hard to espouse bringing
"democracy" to a country when
you kill every living women,
child, man and beast. Plus,
nuclear weapons are messy
and the nuclear clouds can
float into other countries.
Ultimately, I believe there is
no good solution. Iraq is our
new Vietnam. We will eventual-
ly have to pull out like we did in
Vietnam. We will suffer a short-
term loss of pride and the Arab
extremist will shout about their
victory against the infidel.
Then, they will have the real
task of doing something to
improve their country other
than killing people. Like
Vietnam, we have no clear
objective for our forces in Iraq,
and. you cannot win a war in
such a situation. In the end,
our departure from Vietnam did
not start the domino effect lead-
ing to worldwide communism.
As Vietnam readies itself for
President' Bush's visit, a valu-
able lesson should be learned.
After 30 years, trade and diplo-
matic ties can lead two
implacable enemies together.
Removing our troops, could
save 100 U.S. service men lives
a month by simply taking away
the easy targets for Iraqi insur-
gents. Iraqi insurgents can-
not kill our soldiers if we they
are safely back home in the
United States. We could spend
the present funds that are
going into bullets and
Humvees, approximately $1
billion a day, to strengthen
our ports, airports, borders,
intelligence systems, military,
schools, bridges, and industri-
al complex. Most importantly,
we could engage in real diplo-
macy with the leaders of the
Middle East and try to resolve
century old problems.
Remember, our conflict with
Soviet Union ended at a con-
ference table.


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Parents at Lenora Smith Elementary School in Allapattah
are upset over the sudden transfer of their popular principal,
Dr. Edward Robinson, to Coral Park Elementary. Parents
think the move was a personal issue emanating from the
regional office. Stay tuned.

Folks are getting upset with the Democratic Party that rode
into power with strong Black support. despite Black
Republican candidates and overtures. It seems that some
people are trying to prevent Alcee Hastings from becoming
Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, which has over-
sight of secret files and dossiers kept by federal police agen-
cies, including the FBI that once investigated him-and prob-
ably every other Black elected official.

Some folks are talking about how Democrats made historic
gains all over the country, but the strong Republican pres-
ence in Miami-Dade brought little or no change to our polit-
ical picture. Many in this community actually voted for
Charlie Crist after Democrats seem to write off this area by
not making a stronger pitch for Black Lt. Governor nominee,
Daryl Jones. Stay tuned for an explanation of why.

All roads will lead to Orlando this weekend for the Florida
Classic between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman. This
game has grown to the largest Black game in the country,
drawing sellout crowds annually of more than 70,000. Both
teams have struggled this year with 5-5 records, but that
means nothing when this heated rivalry gets it on with foot-
ball and bands

The president of our state's largest university is consider-
ing an additional $1,000 annual fee aimed at adding faculty
and lowering class size. UF's tuition and fees-$3,206 this
year-are among the lowest charged by top state schools
around the country.

The fate of a Haitian-born U.S. citizen convicted of a felony
and ordered deported is in limbo, now that Haiti says it will
not allow Lionel Jean-Baptiste to return because the
Haitian constitution prohibits it.

Many people are saying the biggest victory for African
Americans in the recent elections was Massachusetts' Deval
Patrick becoming only the second elected Black Governor in
U.S. history. Virginia's Doug Wilder was the first.

People are asking questions about the real reason Florida
International University lost that $20 million donation to its
medical school. Billionaire Herbert Wertheim withdrew his
gift because FIU president Modesto Madique "hurt his feel-
ings" in a telephone call. Watch your mouth Mitch.

Is everyone in Miami-Dade County dishonest or is our
county programmed to be taken advantage of? Latest
shenanigans are the business practices of the largest char-
ter school management company in South Florida.

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Is If Or

Bradley broke racial barriers at national news stations

continued from 1A

Minutes correspondent Mike
Wallace told CBS News Radio.
Bradley's consummate skills
were recognized with numer-
ous awards, including 19
Emmys, the latest for a seg-
ment on the reopening of the
50-year-old racial murder case
of Emmett Till.

Three of his Emmys came in
2003: for lifetime achievement;
a 2002 60 Minutes report on
brain cancer patients; and a 60
Minutes II report about sexual
abuse in the Roman Catholic
Church. He also won a lifetime
achievement award from the
National Association of Black
"He was a great journalist
who did the most serious work

Ed Bradley was a frequent.visitor to Miami especially dur-
ing the Civil Rights struggle in the 1980's.le always visited
The Miami Times in order to get a true and unvarnished pic-
ture of what the real story was. Above he is shown with
Times Publisher Emeritus Garth C. Reeves, Sr.

without ever seeming to take
himself seriously," Barbara
Walters said in a statement.
Bradley grew up in a tough
section of Philadelphia, where
he once recalled that his par-
ents worked 20-hour days at
two 'jobs apiece. "I was told,
'You can be anything you want,
kid,'" he once told an interview-
er. "When you hear that often
enough, you believe it."
After graduating from Cheney
State, a historically Black col-
lege, he launched his career as
a DJ and news reporter for a
Philadelphia radio station in
1963, moving to New York's
WCBS radio four years later.
He joined CBS News as a
stringer in the Paris bureau in
1971, transferring a year later
to 'the Saigon bureau during
the Vietnam War; he was
wounded while on assignment
in Cambodia.
After Southeast Asia, Bradley
returned to the United States
and covered Jimmy Carter's
successful campaign for the
White House.
He followed Carter to
Washington, in 1976 becoming
CBS' first Black White House
correspondent a prestigious
position that Bradley didn't
He jumped from Washington
to doing pieces for CBS Reports,
traveling to Cambodia, China,
Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. It

Miami to test new citizenship exam

The Office of Citizenship and
Immigration Services said it will
try out a new citizenship exam
that tests applicants' grasp of
U.S. democracy. The exam will
be given starting this winter in
Albany, NY; Boston;
Charleston, SC; Denver; El

Paso; Kansas City, MO; Miami;
San Antonio; Tucson; and
Yakima, WA.
The current test is heavy on
historical facts and includes
questions about the colors of
the flag and the name of the
form used to apply for citizen-

ship, said immigration services
spokesman Shawn Saucier. The
new exam will ask about the
Bill of Rights and democratic. It
is "designed to encourage immi-
grants to really look at our his-
tory and government," Saucier

County employees charged in tuition scam

continued from 1A

and Jennifer Bryant turned
themselves in to authorities
Thursday and were charged
with a host of felonies, includ-
ing organized fraud, official
misconduct of a public servant
and grand theft.
Thursday night, the four
remained at the county jail on
bond ranging from $25,000

to $45,000.

Cameron-Smith, a coordina-
tor of the tuition-refund pro-
gram in the Employee
Relations Department and
Hollins, who oversaw the pro-
gram in the Planning and
Zoning Department, resigned.
Eason-Jenkins and Bryant,
both county court clerks, were
suspended with pay.

Cameron-Smith and Horton
were enrolled at Barry
University, Bryant at Nova
Southeastern and Eason-
Jenkins at St. Thomas
The grand jury determined
the four collected $7,563 after
falsifying their grades and
another $38,000 in overpay-
ments. The four have a com-
bined 73 years in county serv-

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November 15
1887: GranvilleT. Woods patented syn-
chronous multiplier Railway telegraph
1966: Bill Russell, All American and Hall
of Fame basketball star, became the first
Black coach of a professional sports team,
the National Basketball Association's
Boston Celtics.
1979: Nobel Prize in economics award-
ed Princeton professor Arthur Lewis.
1990: U.S. Golf Association bans racial
and gender discrimination.|
November 16
1873: "Father of the Blues" W.C. was
born in Florence, Alabama.:
November 17
1911: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

was founded on the campus of Howard
1972: Andrew Young of Georgia and
Barbara Jordan of Texas elected to
become first Black members of Congress
since Reconstruction.
* November 18
1787: Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and
orator, was born.
1978: More than 900 men, women and
children died in a mass murder-suicide in
Jonestown, Guyana, founded by James
November 19
1953: Roy Campanella was named the
Most Valuable Player of the National

Baseball League for the second time.
Jackie Robinson had integrated baseball
only six years before.
November 20
1923: Garrett T. Morgan patented the
traffic signal.
1938: Morgan State College was estab-
.lished in Maryland
1962: President John F Kennedy issued
an Executive Order barring racial discrim-
ination in housing.
November 21
1865: Shaw University was founded in
Raleigh, NC. One of its most well known
alumni is attorney Willie E. Gary.
1933: S.H. Love patented the improved
vending: machine.

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was his Emmy-winning 1979
work on a story about
Vietnamese boat people,
refugees from the war-torn
nation that eventually landed
his work on 60 Minutes. He offi-
cially joined the show in 1981.
60 Minutes producer Don
Hewitt, in his book Minute by
Minute, was quick to appreciate
Bradley's work. "He's so good
and so savvy and so lights up
the tube every time he's on it
that I wonder what took us so
long," Hewitt wrote.
In 1993, Bradley responded
to rumors that he might be

lured to ABC News by com-
menting: "I happen to be on the
No. 1 show on television. That's
a pretty strong incentive.
Besides, CBS is home. There
are people here I grew up with."
Bradley retained a lifelong
interest in jazz and art, and
recently served as a radio host
for Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Wynton Marsalis, artistic
director of Jazz at Lincoln
Center, called Bradley "one of
our definitive cultural figures,
a man of unsurpassed curiosi-
ty, intelligence, dignity and

Accepting his lifetime
achievement award from the
Black journalists association,
Bradley remembered being
present at some of the organi-
zation's first meetings in New
"I look around this room
tonight and I can see how
much our profession has
changed and our numbers
have grown," he said. "I also
see it every day as I travel the
country reporting stories for 60
Minutes. All I have to do is turn
on the TV and I can see the
progress that has been made."

S rtI'lllll "lt
Do you believe the NAACP is doing enough for the Black

community? If not, what more do you believe they should be doing?


"To tell you
the truth, I
don't even
know what the
NAACP does
anymore as
far as fighting
for our issues.
Back in the
day, they were
all over the lit-
tle issues. that counted and
could make a difference but
now days, you barely hear
about what they do."


"I think the
NAACP should
be more open
to the public.
Like for
instance, in
Miami, we
have so many
Spanish peo-
ple that are
getting the
jobs because
many jobs are starting to
require bilingual employees. I
think that is an issue that the
NAACP can tackle. I guess since
they have been around for a
while, they are still doing things
to make it better for Blacks."

"I believe
that the
deal with
smaller issues
more rather
than only the
big issues that
around the
world or in the
state knows
about. The organization has
been doing great things for a
long time, but I just believe that
they can do just a little more for
the smaller issues."

"Yeah, I do
believe the
doing enough
for Blacks.
That's what
the entire
organization is
geared on. In
contrast, I
don't think they tackle issues
like they did in the past but I do
believe that they continue to
make the Black community
better everyday. We have come
a long way from the way things
used to be."


"I do believe that the NAACP is
doing enough
in the Black
but with the
way society is
built, they are
noticed less.
Many of the
racial issues
that existed in
the past don't
anymore. I'm
not saying that racism doesn't
exist anymore but the amount
of issues that comes from
racism aren't that high."

"Yes, I do believe they can do
more in the
Black commu-
nity than what
they are doing.
We have a lot
of issues that
can be
resolved andA
you just don't
hear about
them like we
used to in the
past. I don't know if that comes
from them not being more out-
*spoken or not doing much of
anything anymore."

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Mi i Ti N b 15-21 2006

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, November 15-21, 2006 5A

Black national power highest since

Reconstruction era over 130 years past

Representative Kendrick Meek
of Miami currently serves as a
member of the House Armed
Services Committee, which is
responsible for the pay, promo-
tion, retirement and benefits of
the armed services, as well as
the selective service system.
Meek was first elected in 2002
and is poised to move up in
House ranks upon the entry of a
new freshman group of mem-
The 2006 national elections
not only repudiated George Bush
and his administration but is
also bringing Black power
unseen since the Reconstruction
era ended with the 1876 presi-
dential election.
'In regaining control of the
House of Representatives, Black
Americans reach a political mile-
stone: For the first time' in
American history, three mem-
bers of the Congressional Black
Caucus will become chairmen of
full House committees: Rep.
Charles Rangel (D-NY) would
become chair of the powerful
Ways and Means committee;
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) would
become chair of the Judiciary
committee; and Rep. Bennie
Thompson (D-MS) would become
chair of the Homeland Security
"In this election, the American
people sent a clear message that

they do not want a rubber-
stamp Congress that simply
signs off the President's agenda,"
Conyers said in a statement
early Wednesday
morning. "Instead,
they have voted for
a new direction for
America and a real
check and balance
against government
"In the new
RANGEL Congress, I hope to
chair the House
J udiciarry
Conyers said.
A p "While many have
asked what the
Committee's agen-
da will be, if I am
the chair, I do not
MEEK think the agenda is
for me alone to
decide. It must the product of
consultation with the
Democratic leader, the
Democratic caucus and
Republican and Democratic
members of the committee.
There is plenty of time between
now and January for that to
In addition, The Congressional
Black Caucus is working to
ensure that one of its members
wins a top leadership position
now that Democrats will control

the House. Rep. James Clyburn
of South Carolina is campaign-
ing to become majority whip, the
third-ranking post in the House.
No black lawmaker has held a
higher position in Congress.
In a notable congressional
race in neighboring Georgia,
Democrat Henry "Hank"
Johnson, who upset well
known Cynthia McKinney in
the July 18 primary election,
beat Republican Catherine
Davis in the Georgia's Fourth
Congressional district, receiv-
ing 76 percent of the vote.
.The first Muslim to be elect-
ed to the Congress is Black but
was elected a predominately
non-Black district.
Representative-Elect Keith
Ellison of Minneapolis is a 43
year old Detroit native and
married father of four who
originally came to Minnesota
to attend law school over twen-
ty years ago. His statement to
the media noted his "tremen-
dous sense of responsibility,"
at his new position. '
Also watched was
Louisiana's Second
Congressional District, incum-
bent Rep. William Jefferson,
who is embroiled in a federal
bribery investigation, who did
not receive 50 percent of the
vote and is'in a run-off elec-

Democrats to identify anonymous money

and tax benefits sponsor for transparency

By Peter Eisler and Kathy Kiely

Democrats aim to open the
next Congress in January with
a new rule that identifies law-
makers who use legislative 'ear-
marks' to help special interests
- a change Republicans prom-
ised but didn't implement.
House Democratic leader
Nancy Pelosi said her first
agenda item after being elected
House speaker will be a vote to
require sponsors of earmarks to
be identified. Currently, law-
makers can remain anonymous
in sponsoring an earmark,
which is language in a bill that
directs funds or tax benefits to
a business, project or institu-
"There has to be transparen-
cy," the California congress-
woman told USA TODAY last
week. "I'd just as soon do away
with all (earmarks), but that
probably isn't realistic."
Pelosi said some earmarks
"are worthy," and they can be a,
legitimate way for Congress to
force fiscal priorities on the
White House.

House Republican leaders
adopted a disclosure rule in
September, but no earmark
sponsors have been identified
under the rule because it effec-
tively exempted bills that dic-
tate spending for 2007.
Congress begins a lame-duck
session today to consider unfin-
ished 2007 appropriations bills.
Those bills could give members
another chance to insert
anonymous earmarks.
Regardless, the Republican rule
expires at year's end, so
Democrats would have to pass
their own disclosure require-
Earmarking has drawn com-
plaints from groups such as the
National Taxpayers Union that
say anonymity encourages
wasteful spending.
Conservative groups and some
GOP lawmakers, such as Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz., have
said Republicans' failure to
bring accountability to the
process helped fuel the party's
losses last week.
David Keene, chairman of the
American Conservative Union,

cited earmark disclosure as one
of several "needed reforms" that
Republicans should back in the
new Congress. "We hope that
the party in which most of us
have invested our trust will
learn the right lessons" from
the elections, he said.
Last month, a USA TODAY
investigation found that many
special interests got earmarks
after hiring lobbyists who were
relatives of lawmakers or
staffers affiliated with the
House and Senate appropria-
tions committees.
According to the
Congressional Research
Service, the number of ear-
marks in appropriations bills
has tripled in the past decade
to about 16,000. One famous
example was an earmark that
set aside millions for a 'bridge
to nowhere' a span over a
remote Alaskan waterway to a
sparsely populated island.
"You can't have bridges to
nowhere for America's children
to pay for," Pelosi said. "Or if
you do, you .have to know
whose it is."

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


With House of
Representatives Democrats tak-
ing control in January, look for
several Blacks in Congress to
step into new positions of
power. New York's con-
gressional icon Rep.
Charles B. Rangel
heads the list, as the
chair of the House Ways
& Means Committee,
while Michigan's John
Conyers is slated to
head the Judiciary
Committee, and
Mississippi's Bennie CON
Thompson is the front runner
for Homeland Security, With
several others to move in key
committee rankings . .
The major new elective office
for Blacks in this week's elec-
tions was the victory of Deval
Patrick, a civil rights crusader
during the Clinton administra-
tion, as the new Governor of
Massachusetts, by a 60-40
margin, becoming the first
Black in the Northeast, and the
second since Reconstruction.
Black voters also played key
roles in elections in other
states . .
Two of the late Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.'s children,
Martin, III and Rev. Bernice


King, announced their opposi-
tion to the proposed site for a
new museum in King's honor
in the tourism section of
Atlanta rather than near the
King Center where their
parents are buried.
Coca-Cola had
announced the site to be
sponsored by a group of
businesses and founda-
tions . .
Entertainer Michael
Jackson will receive the
Diamond Award for per-
'ERS formers who
have sold over 100 mil-
lion albums and will
perform on November
15th at the World Music
Awards in London,
which will be his first
appearance in months .

Golf megastar Tiger
Woods said that he has JOR
created Tiger Woods Design to
help build new golf courses in
China, where there is a new
demand ...
Hoping to boost their enroll-
ment and encourage diversity,
several historically Black col-
leges are recruiting Latino stu-
dents ..
Basketball legend Michael

Jordan is among
Americans driving the
Mercedes Benz McLaren
speed Machine now on
the market for $485,000

A former girlfriend of
Yonkers and Prince
George school superin-
tendent Andre Hornsby
pleaded guilty to tax vio-
lations in Federal Court
in Maryland, as officials




said that Sienna Owens, 28,
was cooperating in the probe
against him. Hornsby
has pleaded not guilty
to 16 felony charges .
Aretha Franklin and
Mary J. Blige are team-
ing in a duet on the
soundtrack for the in
the new film, "Bobby,"
opening the
Thanksgiving weekend
RDAN with a host of stars
singing top tunes
Comedian-actor Chris Rock
has begun divorce proceedings
against his wife of nearly ten
years, Malaak Compton Rock,
according to their website. The
couple are the parents of two
daughters, 4 and 2 ...
Rapper Kanye West acted
like a sore loser at the MTV

Music Awards in Copenhagen
rushing the stage and spewing
obscenities when he did not win
the award for a video he said
cost millions . .
Federal officials deny that any
deal has been made with actor
Wesley Snipes in his income
tax case, although Snipes and
others are continuing to make a
film in Namibia, and allowed
free travel. Sources said he and
others have talked with
the IRS over his indict-
ment accusing him of
tax fraud and conspira-
cy amounting to $13

David A. Paterson,
52, made New York
VKLIN State history this week
becoming the first
African American
Lieutenant Governor,
winning a seat his father
sought back in the
1970's. Although Gov.-
Elect Eliot Spitzer says
that Paterson will be his
partner, veteran
Democrats are cautious-
ly watching to see what
assignments he gives to BL
him . .
It was excitement galore as
Rep. Charles Rangel celebrated
his election victory gala at Pier
2110 Tuesday night, with the
who's who jamming the rafters

Westchester County
Democrats are excited over the
election of County Legislator
Andrea Stewart Cousin, in her

State Senate victory over
incumbent Sen. Nick Spano,
after having lost by a mere 18
votes two years ago . .
Congrats to veteran radio and
television personality Hal
Jackson, who celebrated his
91st birthday last week, and
still on the air . .
Members of the
National Urban League
Guild are mourning the
passing of Helen
Harden, 103, who was
funeralized at services
on November 7th at St.
James Presbyterian
Church ...
Bronx-bred Hunter
College grad Jeannette Wi
Bayardelle has taken
'over the lead role of Celie in the
Broadway hit, The Color Purple,
replacing veteran stage actor
LaChanze ...
Sean Combs, the
wealthy hip-hop mogul
who has made a fortune
in other related enter-
prises, tells Essence
Magazine next month
that he is not ready for
marriage, although he
and longtime pal Kim
IGE Porter are expecting
twins next month, in
addition to having a 10 year old
son ... Over 350 people crowd-
ed into Canaan Baptist
Church's Founder's Hall last
Thursday for the Jubilee for
Justice service led by the 1,000
Congregations for Economic
Justice, which is heralding the
cause for fair wages and bene-
fits for security officers.

Keynote speaker the Rev.
James E. Booker Jr., pastor of
Harlem's St. John AME Church,
charged wealthy building own-
ers to, "Pay our people now" .

More than 3,000 youths and
family friends crowded Union
Baptist Church in Hempstead,
NY last week for wake
and funeral services for
Hykiem Coney, 24, who
was gunned down as he
left a neighborhood bar
with a group of friends.
Police have made no
arrests in the killing .
Local Democratic Club
workers are polishing
EST up their resumes for the
incoming Spitzer admin-
istration. Outgoing State
Senator Carl Andrews is
expected to rejoin Spitzer in a
key post ...
A Ghana born woman his
filed suit against the Master
Nails USA Salon in Harlem over
skin burns she suffered after
receiving a hot wax treatment at
the salon ...
Brooklyn Councilman
Kendall Stewart let it be known
just where he stands on Mayor
Michael Bloomberg, who he
supported in last year's elec-
tion. Interrupting a Bloomberg
speech this week, Stewart
asked him why he would not
stay on for an exit term when
the current one expires in three
years. Bloomberg, 64, asserted
that he would be too old and
tired by then, renewing his com-
mitment to the present term

Workshop latest in Wake-Up campaign

continued from 1A

you walk around with nine
broke people, I'll guarantee
you'll be number ten,". said
Brown, to the nodding heads
and laughter of those assem-
The workshop concluded
with focus group sessions in
which participants were able
to obtain information on
resources, express their con-
cerns, and participate in sur-
veys as to what they would like
to see; happen in District 5.
"Communicate whatmyoup ,see,
know and observer 'Yotr
insight will give her ISpence-
Jones] the opportunity to
make an impact on change,
said Brown.
In August, Spence-Jones ini-
tially kicked off her campaign
in Overtown's community gar-
den that included a press con-
ference in which she invited
residents to the "Reclaim and
Rebuild Community Workshop
and Fair" that was held at
Booker T. Washington High
During the initial stages, the
Commissioner encouraged the
entire community to partici-
pate to increase public aware-

ness in District 5. She asked
residents to use their knowl-
edge positively to create pro-
gressive change in their com-
munity., District 5 is currently
the poorest and most disad-
vantaged in Miami and is also
the least economically devel-
oped. Spence-Jones made a
pledge to change the reputa-
tion of her district by altering
the negative image of District
5's inner city communities
while empowering its resi-
According to the press release
distributed from the office of
Spence-Jones, the goal.,of her
campaign is to tackle the 's0cie-
tal ills' that have 'paralyzed' and
discouraged residents of
Miami's underserved areas from
putting forth efforts to reclaim
their communities. She also
hopes to create a renewed inter-
est in rebuilding low-income
neighborhoods by attracting
new homeowners, businesses
and stakeholders to the com-
After lunch, community par-
ticipants commented on the
recommendations of the group
facilitators covering subjects of
housing, crime, jobs, small
business growth and opportuni-
ties for young people.

Obama will have opportunity to show he

can be presidential as majority Senator

continued from 1A

clear message that they do not
want a rubber-stamp
Congress that simply signs off
the President's agenda,"
Conyers said in a statement
early Wednesday morning.
"Instead, they have voted for a
new direction for America and
a real check and balance
against government overreach-
"In the new Congress, I hope
to chair the House Judiciary
Committee," Conyers said.
"While many have asked what
the Committee's agenda will be,
if I am the chair, I do not think
the agenda is for me alone to
decide. It must be the product
of consultation with the
Democratic leader, the
Democratic caucus and
Republican and Democratic
members of the committee.
There is plenty of time between
now and January for that to
In addition, The
Congressional Black Caucus is
working to ensure that one of
its members wins a top leader-
ship position now that
Democrats will control the
House. Rep. James Clyburn of
South Carolina is campaigning
to become majority whip, the
third-ranking post in the
House. No black lawmaker has
held a higher position in
In a notable congressional
race in neighboring Georgia,
Democrat Henry "Hank"

Johnson, who upset well
known Cynthia McKinney in
the July 18 primary election,
beat Republican Catherine
Davis in Georgia's fourth
Congressional district, receiv-
ing 76 percent of the vote.
The first Muslim to be elected
to the Congress is Black but
was elected in a predominately
non-Black district.
Representative-Elect Keith
Ellison of Minneapolis is a 43
year old Detroit native and
married father of four who orig-
inally came to Minnesota to
attend law school over twenty
years ago. His statement to the
media noted his "tremendous
sense of responsibility," at his
new position.
Also watched was Louisiana's
second Congressional District,
incumbent Rep. William
Jefferson, currently embroiled
in a federal bribery investiga-
tion, who did not receive 50
percent of the vote and is in a
run-off election.


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Well at least some of them

Facilitators and community
resources included senior advo-
cate Lillie Williams,. Black
Archives founder Dorothy J.
Fields, as well as volunteers
Corky Dozier, Charles Cutler,
Thena Campbell, Nefreda
Thomas, Anetra Holmes,
Stephen Kell and many others
who supported the forum.
Future workshops will be held
in Little Haiti and Wynwood
communities. For more infor-
mation about WAKE UP MIAMI,
contact the office of Spence-
Jones at 305-250-5390.


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Martin Luther King
62nd Street and 103rd
upgraded through
Commissioner Rolle
Interstate entrance and exit
ramps from NW 62nd to NW
103rd Streets off of 1-95 to the
Black community have received
a much needed
facelift through
the efforts of
Dorrin Rolle.
The work
included: mani-
cured greens
along the road-
way medians ROLLE
and roadsides;
tree planting, trimming and
pruning and the collection and
disposal of litter and debris.
"I'm pleased with how visually
appealing the entrance and exit
ramps now look," said
Commissioner Rolle.
Earlier this year, the Board of
County Commissioners
approved a resolution, spon-
sored by Commissioner Rolle,
which requested the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) to enhance its mainte-
nance program along ,1-95. It
also required them to quickly
respond and repair pot holes,
cracks, resurface damaged
roadways, remove litter and
hazardous debris and provide
additional landscaping along-
side entrance and exit ramps.
Rolle also said, "We recog-
nized the importance of land-
scape beautification and main-
tenance along roadways in
order to provide long-term envi-
ronmental benefits that will
improve the quality of life of res-
idents as well as tourists."

Georgia county seeks
to keep segregated list
of WWII veterans
Activist plan to rally in Butler,
GA, to pressure Taylor County
officials to remove a display
that divides the names of 800
local World War II veterans into
two lists: 'Whites' and 'Colored.'
The display has been in the
courthouse lobby since 1944,
when segregation was legal in
much of the South. The County
Commission voted in January
to create an integrated list but
also to leave the separate lists
in the lobby.
"The two existing lists are not
to be taken down, because it's
against the law and it's his-
toric," says Sybil Willingham,
chairwoman of the county's
Historic Preservation
Commission. John Cole
Vodicka of Americus, who is
leading the rally, said, "Our
position has never been to sup-
press history... Our position is
the plaques don't belong in a
public place."
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MLK Jr. National Memorial dedicated in D.C.

continued from 1A

Jefferson Memorials.
"This is very exciting," says
Harry E. Johnson, president of
the Martin Luther King
National Memorial Foundation.
"This is now a reality."
Johnson said the organization
has raised $65 million of the
$100 million needed for the
memorial and although he
needs $35 million more to
make the goal, he said they
have enough funding to begin
the first phase of the project.
"We're putting a shovel in the
ground," Johnson said in an
interview. Johnson said the
groundbreaking ceremony
included a prayer vigil and
entertainment arranged by
Bebe Winans and television
producer Susan de Passe.
Alpha Phi Alpha has been
recognized as one on of the pre-
miere organizations resolving
civil rights issues and social
concerns, promoting education
and pursuing economic devel-
opment opportunities. The
movement to build a monu-
ment to commemorate the lega-
cy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
continues to be one of the fra-
ternity's priorities. Several
years ago, the fraternity initiat-
ed the movement and estab-
lished a foundation to help
build a memorial to the civil
rights leader that will educate
young people and future gener-
ations about Dr. King and his
accomplishments via a national
tribute on the mall in
Washington, DC. The nation's
newest memorial honoring Dr.
King will be the a first to com-
memorate a civilian, and a
Black. The memorial, designed


by ROMA Group of San
Francisco, CA winners, of the
MLK Memorial design competi-
tion held in 1999 will use
stone, water and trees to
underscore the themes of
King's messages of democracy,
justice and hope.
Alpha Phi Alpha's National
Alumni Chapter of the Year rep-
resenting the Southern Region
Here in Miami, Beta Beta
Lambda-Alpha Education
Foundation, a local subsidiary
of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Inc., Beta Beta Lambda Chapter
participating on behalf of the
MLK Memorial Foundation,
played an instrumental role in
motivating and securing a $1
million donation from the
ExxonMobil Corporation
towards the MLK Memorial proj-
ect. Alpha Brother Jesse Tyson,
Fuels Marketing Sales Director
of ExxonMobil Americas South,
initiated the idea for his employ-
er to participate and demon-
strate the importance of recog-
nizing the contributions of Dr.
King. Additionally, over the
past three and a half years, the
Beta Beta Lambda-Alpha
Education Foundation raised
over $75,000 for the Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial

Monument Project, and was
recently recognized as the
National Alumni Chapter of the
Year representing the Southern
Region of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc.
The Beta Beta Lambda Alpha
Foundation would like to rec-
ognize contributions and sup-
port from 'Burger King
Corporation, Jack & Jill of
America, Bacardi USA,
Edgerrin James Foundation,
Friends of MLK Trust, MLK
Economic Development
Corporation, The Black
Archives Foundation, Miami
Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones and Miami-Dade
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson, Congressman
Kendrick Meek and
Congresswoman Emeritus
Carrie P. Meek, Allen Chapel
AME Church, Church of the
Incarnation, Church of the
Open Door, Friendship MB
Church, St. Paul Institutional
AME Church, St. John MB
Church and Mount Herman
AME Church.
The largest non-corporate
donation was Initiated by
Alpha Brother Col. Broadus
Hartley and made by the
employees of Community
Health of South Dade-HCN
Health Network. Other dona-
tions came from some of the
local members of Alpha Kappa
Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and
Zeta Phi. Beta Sororities;
Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha
Psi, and Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternities; members of the
Miami Alphas Beta Beta
Lambda Chapter and several
anonymous local philanthro-
The project is scheduled to be
complete in 2008.

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Black Congresspersons have more power than ever

By Val Screen
The Democratic Party
scored a huge victory
across the nation on
Election Day and won a
majority of seats in both
the U. S. House of
Representatives and Senate
for the first time since 1994.
Democrats will now outnum-
ber Republicans in the House
by a margin of 232 to 203
Representatives. There will be
a smaller Democratic majority
in the Senate, but the 51-49
edge was a shocker and a
major change of direction for
the country.
So what does the new
Congressional math mean to
us in South Florida and other
Black communities? It's time
to break the code.
The United States Congress
is comprised of two chambers,
the House of Representatives
and the Senate. The House of
Representatives currently has
435 members who are elected
every two years, with more
members for larger states.
The Senate has a fixed maxi-
mum of 100 Senators who
serve six-year terms. Two
Senators are allotted to each
state. Florida's two Senators
are Bill Nelson, a Democrat,
and Mel Martinez, a
Republican. Florida has three
Black Congresspersons,
Corrine Brown of Jacksonville,
Alcee Hastings of Fort
Lauderdale and Kendrick
Meek of Miami.
Article One, Section five of
the United States Constitution
sets the basic structure of
Congress and grants each
chamber the power to make its
own rules for how it will oper-
ate. As a result, both the
House of Representatives and



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some of them

Senate decided long ago
to operate primarily on
the basis of seniority to
select committee
Chairs. Committees are
where most of the work
of congress is done. The
political party that wins
more seats in each chamber
has the power to select the
members of all committees
and to control what bills will
be considered by that cham-
ber, despite what the other
chamber does. Chairmen also
hire and fire committee staff.
Such staff positions are often
the beginning to productive
professional careers
Because of the Election Day
success, Democrats are now
able to select committee chairs
and control the legislative
actions of .both chambers of
Congress. Laws sponsored by
Democrats that promote oppor-
tunity for Black people are
expected to be passed. Black
members of the House of
Representatives have enough
seniority to direct what the
committees and then the House
is going to talk about and vote
on; this allows them to deliver
results for Black communities'
as Chairs of the some of the
most important committees in
the Congress.
Rep. Alcee Hastings of
Broward County currently
serves as a member of the
House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence
which hears sensitive and con-
fidential information as well as
matters of national security
and terrorism faced by the CIA,
FBI, Department of State and
the Department of Homeland
Security. Rep. Hastings was
first elected to the House in
1992. Although some political
foes are working against him,

his seniority and preference by
the House leadership is expect-
ed to land him the Chair of the
Rep. Charles Rangel, of
Harlem, who was elected in
1970, will become Chair of the
House Ways and Means
Committee that determines tax
cuts or increases, trade and
finance laws. Only the House of
Representatives can introduce
tax bills, which gives the
Committee great power in the
federal government. When
Rangel said he would not con-
sider making Bush's tax cuts
for the wealthy permanent
before they end in 2010, which
killed further consideration,
except for the political rhetoric.
John Conyers of Detroit will
be Chair of the House Judiciary
Committee. That committee has
power over constitutional
amendments as well as courts,
immigration and naturalization
laws. It also has the power to
impeach the President, as it did
with Richard Nixon and the
political impeachment of Bill
Clinton, which ended in failure.
The Committee also can inves-
tigate whether Bush or his offi-
cials lied about the Iraqi war.
Bennie Thompson of
Bolton, Mississippi, a seventh
term member is the ranking
member of the Homeland
Security Committee with
authority over disasters (FEMA)
and preparation against anti-
terrorism activities. He has
power to investigate what is
happening to New Orleans'
Wilma victims.
These Democrats are all from
Black communities and were
educated in Black institutions.
Democrats are back in stride
again, with Black members of
Congress in place to control
our own destiny.



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7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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topical breakout sessions as discussed in the Community Affordable Housing Strategies Alliance
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Providing affordable housing through public actions (Section 8, special needs)
Enhancing the supply of rental housing units
Developing homeownership through new construction and rehabilitation
Examining land use policies to promote affordable housing
Alternative tools: Community Land Trust
Identifying tax relief, incentives, and abatement strategies
Addressing insurance issues
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God works for DMV

Last week I wrote to you
about my grandchild, baby
Kayla, who died when she
was just a few hours old. I
would like to tell you that the
enemy would have us to weep
and mourn the short life of
this baby, rather to worship
God in all things even
death. I wrote last week of
the comfort and confirmation
that I received from the Great

Consoler, Jesus Christ.
Something else happened
during that time to reassure
me that God is in the midst
of everything that concerns
I had been having some
problems with the DMV a few
months before the birth and
ultimately, the death of baby
Kayla. I tried unsuccessfully
to renew my driver's license,

only to be told that it was
suspended. I knew that this
was an error my license
had never been suspended. I
did not even have a ticket!
But I am sure that many of
you can sympathize with
someone trying to convince a
bureaucracy that it made a
The following week after we
buried the baby, I tried once
again to straighten out this
matter with the DMV. Finally,
I was able to connect with a
real live person who was actu-
ally kind and helpful! I
explained the problem to him.
He assured me that he would
look up my information on

the computer, and stay with
me until the erroneous infor-
mation was corrected and my
license could be renewed. He
asked me several questions
and placed me on hold (of
course) to check my records.
After a few minutes, he came
back on the line and verified
my name and other basic
He said, "Ma'am, your
license is not suspended. I
see here on the computer that
you came into our office and
got everything taken care of.
You may renew your license
at any time." I was puzzled at
this explanation I had
never gone into a DMV office,

my only communication had
been by phone. When I ques-
tioned him further, he only
repeated what he had said
and added the date that the
information had been cor-
rected. I hung up the phone
and looked at my calendar.
The date that he had given
me was a Monday, at that
time, that DMV office was not
open on Mondays. I knew
that I had not been into the
office and not only that, I
could not even have talked to
anyone on the phone,
because the office was
But God's office was not
closed. He worked out things

for me supernaturally. Not
only was the office closed,
but the date that the repre-
sentative gave me from the
computer was the day that
Kayla was born and died.
Behind the scenes, the Lord
was working things out for
me. He knew that I would
not be able to deal with
something like fighting the
DMV during this time, so He
did it for me.
Next week, I want to share
with you another miracle that
came about because of what
the devil would have us to
believe was a punishment or
forsaken time from God, but
what God used for His glory.

Greater St. James
Missionary Babptist
International Church will
hold its 47th Annual Men's
Day on Sunday, November 19,
at the 11 a.m. worship service
with Dr. James Bush as morn-
ing speaker and Dr. William H.
Washington as pastor. Dinner
will be served afterwards.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
their 3rd Singing Anniversary,
on Sunday November 19, at
3:30 p.m. located at 760 NW
53rd Street. Please call
Earnest Jenkins, 786-217-
3762, for more information.

Bay Shore Lutheran

Church invites you to their
11th Annual Gospel Concert
"S" on Saturday, November 18,
at 7p.m. Tickets on sale-
Adults: $10 Children under
12: $5. For more information
call 305-751-4149.

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 services every
Wednesday night at 7:30 p.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
members 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

There will be a ground-
breaking ceremony for new
edifice and office for Glory
Temple Ministries on
Sunday, November 19 at 3

The Triumph the Church &
Kingdom of God in Christ
will have a D-N-A Anniversary
Bash. The free event will be a
Christian night out and con-
cert on Saturday, November
18, at 7 p.m. It will be per-
formances by David Hudson
and the Ingram Singers.
The St. MarkMissionary
Baptist Church invites you to
their church memorial service
on Sunday, November 19 at 4

S******** *
Total Change and
Empowerment Ministries
cordially invites you to a
grand celebration 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 Insitutional
Missionary Baptist Church
invites you to observe the 40th
anniversary of Reverend Ivan
George ordination into min-
istry. The event will occur on
Thursday, November 23 at 7
p.m. at St. John Baptist
Church in Overtown.
**********ew Baptist Church
Westview Baptist Church

invites you to the orodiantion
of Brother John Bennet, Jr
into the gospel Ministry held
on this Sunday at 4 p.m. Also
on this Sunday, Sister Carla
Young will present her initial
sermon into the Gospel
Pastor John B. Hicks, of New
Bethany Missionary Baptist
Church, invites you to their
annual home coming this
Sunday, November 19, during
the 11 a.m. worship

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

The City of Miami Little
Haiti NET and the Miami
Police will give away turkeys to
needy families on Thursday,
November 16, from 8:30 a.m. -
2:00 p.m. at the soon to be new
NET office located at 6421 NE
2nd Avenue.

Big Mo' Promotions and Flea
Market USA present "My Time
to Shine" the ultimate inter-
view with TVT Records.
Located at Flea Market USA,
3015 NW 79th Street, on
Saturday, November 18, from
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MWANB Choir and Usher
Board Departments would
like to thank all churches, fam-
ily and friends who came out
on Friday night services and
participated in their Building

Girl Power & 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.

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
contact Felicia Lewis-Turner at
The Markon Housing
Counseling Agency is holding
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 & BBQ,
will have their Chef Credo's
Fall Block Party on Saturday,
November 18 at 5 to 8 p.m.
They are ushering the commu-
nity 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 305-510-6629.

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


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

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, here are a
few of CAA's distribution

Mission Circle #1 Day at St. John

On Sunday, the Mission
Circle #1 Ministry will observe
its annual day starting with
the 7:30 a.m. service. The 3
p.m. worship service will be
conducted by the Reverend
Dwayne Richardson and his
congregation of Greater Love
Baptist Church.
Sister Cora McLeod serves as
president of the Mission Circle
#1 Ministry.
The church is also preparing
to greet one of its sons in the
ministry the Reverend Ivan
E. George. He will come to his
spiritual birthplace (St. John)
on Thanksgiving Day,
November 23 at 11 a.m. in cel-
ebration of his 40th ordination
into the ministry.
Reverend George is a proud
member of the BTW class of
1958 and a 1962 graduate of
Florida Memorial, then in St.
Augustine, FL.
If additional information is
needed about this memorable

Reverend Dwayne Richardson

service, please call the church
at 305-372-3877 or 305-371-
Our pastor Reverend Dr.
Henry Nevin sends his fondest
regards for all of the prayers
and thoughtfulness showered
upon him during his period of
Please continue to hold him
up in prayer.

Medical Research Unlimited
Is conducting Clinical Research Studies for these conditions

If you qualify, you will receive at NO COST

Medical exams

Study related medications
Compensation for time and travel

305 1 9-67

sites:Opa-Locka 305-623-
6500, Liberty City 305-756-
2830, Coconut Grove 305-
446-3311, and Florida City -
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Benefit Programs for City
of Miami Residents, if you
meet the income require-
ments 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
KldCare, City of Miami Health
Care Providers, Florida
Housing Fice Corporation, City
of Miami community

Development Housing Division,
and One Stop Centers.

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

Become a Mentor! Be a Big
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 evaluate
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

The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is
currently recruiting Foster
Parents and Adoptive Parents.
For more information, call 305-
694-7450. ext. 190.
Please turn to CALENDAR 16B

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District One




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James E. Scott Community Association (JESCA) has pro-
vided social services to Miami-Dade's elderly, young, poor,
and Black citizens for more than 81 years. JESCA prides
itself in helping people of all ethnic backgrounds to help
themselves. The organization, which was started by Captain

Rudy Poitervien (11th grade), Geraldson Jean Paul (11th grade),
Lamadia Williams (12th grade) and Lawrence Tyler (social science
James E. Scott in 1925, includes several social services
including The Olive Alexander Child Care Center in James E.
Scott Homes, crime diversionary programs, mental health
programs, and the Homeless Primary Care program, and
FLOYD house, a facility used for treatment and after care
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Christian writers have new opportunity to be published

Excitement is the tone and
tenor of the hour as Omari
Chronicles Publishing launches
this fall from its office nestled
outside of Miami Shores Village.
Omari Chronicles Publishing is
the latest entrepreneurial
efforts of South Florida mega-
church, New Birth Baptist
Church Cathedral of Faith
International, Bishop Victor T.
Curry, Senior Pastor and
Teacher. The company is
launching with a writing contest
aimed at uncovering the bounty
of untapped Christian essayists
and authors across the country.
That effort is the anthology, col-
lection of short stories and per-
sonal essays titled, My Soul
Looks Back and Wonders: How

Faith Pulled Me Through.
The contest for inclusion in
the anthology is open to writers
of various genres; however
works presented must be
respectful of Christian doctrine.
Works submitted must also
reveal the power of faith and
how it has proven effective, real,
powerful and edifying in per-
sonal experiences. All submis-
sions must be the original work
of the author submitting it.
There'is a two thousand word
limit for inspirational essays
and a two thousand 750 word
limit for short Christian fiction.
'We are excited about this
effort. It gives us a great
opportunity to introduce our-
selves to writers and readers

Bishop Victor Curry

and gives them the opportunity
to do the same. I believe the

E. Claudette Freeman

testimonies that we will receive
will touch and change people's

lives in a wonderful way and
that is what Omari Chronicles
is all about," said Bishop
Curry, Publisher and. Chief
Executive Officer of Omari
Winners will have the oppor-
tunity to be published in the
collection which will also
feature work from Bishop
Curry, Literary Agent and
Publicist Belinda Williams,
Author Lisa Rogers-cherry,
Award-winning playwright and
Author E. Claudette Freeman,
gospel artists and others. One
grand prize winner will receive
a $250 cash award, with addi-
tional chosen authors receiving
$75 cash awards. There is a
$20 initial entry reading fee

and authors may submit mul-
tiple pieces.
Contest submissions for My
Soul Looks Back and Wonders:
How Faith Pulled Me Through
must be postmarked no later
than December 15. Winners
are expected to be announced
by mid-January with publica-
tion set for February 2007.
Full details are available at, or
by emailing info@omarichroni- Information also
may be provided by .regular
mail with the submission of a
stamped self addressed enve-
lope to: My Soul Contest,
Omari Chronicles Publishing,
8400 NE 2 Avenue, Miami, FI

M-DCPS and Merrill Lynch host Principalfor a Day

Miami-Dade County Public
Schools in conjunction with
Merrill Lynch will host the
annual Principal for a Day
program recently, at schools
throughout the District.
"Principals" spent a half day
at a school then attended a
luncheon from 1-2:30 p.m. at
the Sheraton Miami Mart
Hotel located at 711 N.W. 72
The Principal for a Day pro-
gram allowed business and
community leaders the
unique opportunity to visit a
school and shadow a school's
principal through their daily
routine to experience the tri-
umphs and challenges of run-
ning a public school. They are
encouraged to closely observe
and offer ideas. This interac-
tive program brings the com-
munity into the classroom.
"The overwhelming partici-
pation in this year's Principal
for the Day program is a clear
message from our business
leaders that they recognize
and embrace their vital role
in preparing our students to
compete in today's global
economy. The more time
business leaders spend in
schools learning and listening
to what happens in the class-
room, the more they can help
us enhance the education we
provide our students," said
Rudy Crew, Superintendent
of Miami-Dade Public

. The more time business leaders spend in
schools learning and listening to what happens in the
classroom, the more they can help us enhance the
education we provide our students ... "
Rudy Crew
Superintendent of MDPS

This marks the first time
Miami-Dade Public Schools
will work in partnership with
a private entity, and the first
time Merrill Lynch will spon-
sor the Principal for a Day

program in Miami-Dade.
"Merrill Lynch is pleased to
participate in the Principal
for a Day program, both here
in Miami and nationally,
because it provides our
employees with a chance to

(From L to R) Dr. Rudy Crew, Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public
Schools, Kimberly Palmer, Regional Managing Director, Merrill Lynch South
Florida and Eddy Bayerdelle, Head of Global Philanthropy, Merrill Lynch.

interact and connect with the
children and professionals of
the community," said Eddy
Bayardelle, president, Merrill
Lynch Foundation. "Our par-
ticipation has increased each
year in many cities, and we
hope to continue providing
this opportunity in years to
The majority of participat-
ing business leaders were
part of the District's Dade
Partners program. Dade
Partners was established in
1978 to cultivate relation-
ships between schools and
businesses in order to bring
additional resources to
schools. Dade Partners also
act as role models to students,
foster a greater understanding
of the school district and its
programs, enhance communi-
cation between the District
and the community and pro-
mote a positive environment
for education and business.
"Principal for a Day provides
us an opportunity to experi-
ence first-hand the challenges
and rewards that many of our
principals and educational
leaders face daily. Merrill
Lynch looks forward to trans-
lating this one-day experience
into long-term relationships to
enhance the environment at
local schools." said Kimberly
Palmer, regional managing
director, Merrill Lynch South

Friendship celebrates

a night of hymns

On Sunday, November 19 at 6 p.m. Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church will celebrate a night of
hymns. Come out and share with us as
we celebrate the hymns of the
It is very important that the
church of today does not forget
about our history and about the tra-
ditions of our forefathers. Once upon -
a time we had no instruments and
all we used were our hands, feet and
voices to lift songs of praise. It was a
time when we sang songs such as
Amazing Grace, I Need Thee
and Blessed Assurance.
Today we have ham-
mond organs, key-
boards, drums,
pianos, bass guitars
and lead guitars.
God truly has
brought us from a
mighty long way.
As we move for-
ward and
progress in the
church we do not
want to forget
from whence we
came. We need to
ensure that this
current 'genera-
tion retains the
knowledge of the
songs that helped the last
generation make it over.
To God be the Glory, for things He has done.

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Commissioners plan to pass out turkeys

During the holiday sea-
sons such as Thanksgiving
and Christmas, many
unfortunate families are left
with little or no food to put
on the table. In support to
make sure that more fami-
lies are able to enjoy their
holiday bringing, staff from
several Miami-Dade
Commissioners offices plan
a turkey and food drive.
On Monday, Elsie
Hamler, Chief staff person
of the / Contractors
Resource Center and the
county's/ Commissioners
staff planned for a turkey
and food drive. They
agreed/to deliver turkeys

CRC President leads Commission Staffers in planning turkey-,
food drive.

and food stuffs on Monday
and Tuesday of
Thanksgiving week. The
turkeys and food will be dis-
tributed at the district
offices or designated loca-
tions of all 13 County
The planning committee
met to coordinate the distri-
bution with CRC staff. The
planning group included
staff from the offices of
Commissioners Audrey
Edmonson, Rebecca Sosa,
Dorrin Rolle, Jose "Pepe"
Diaz, Sally Heyman, Dennis
Moss, Carlos Gimenez,
Natacha Seijas and Barbara

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93- Street Conunity /Apostolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, In,
Missionary Baptist Church 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street
2330 N.W. 93rd Street 305-836-1224 305-688-1612
305-836-0942 'Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New lime for T.V. Program -Order of Services.
Order of Services FOR HOPE FOR TODAY Sun...9:30 a.m....(Sunday School)
7:3rracm.Earry Morning Worship tarIrcaH.3 co1cAsrmf. 23 Walk in the Word Ministry
I11 a.m. ..Moming Worship SnLii.9 a.i,.-3 p.m. Sunday 5 p.n. Worship Service..... .......11 a.m.
Wed.- Intercessory Prayer9a.m.- 12 pami Tuesday....7 p.rn....Family Night
Evening Worship Morning Service .................. a. Wed.. II a.m..Intercessory Prayer
I st & 3rd Sunday ........6 p.m. Sun.- Eve. Worship ...........7:30 p.m. Wdd. Bible Class........12 prm.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m. Tues. Prayer Meeting........7:30 pan. Wed. Bible Class .............. 7 p.m.
website: Fri.- Bible Study .............7:30 pn.m. ___ _..... .m

(faith Evangelistic Praise &
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
Sunday School.... :1 9 an.
SuNew Mounting Worship ........... am.
TuMissies.onaryer .................... 6Baptist Churchpan.
School of Wrsdom............6:3) p.m.
Healing & Dliv Servce7:30 pn.
Friday Youti N gl ................. 7 p n.

New Mount Moriah
issionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue

MFday ay305-899-7224rs (P,.,30 p.
Order of Services:
Sarudy MoSnday Worship....730.. ii
Su niday q roo i-a-W. .... :3.... ) .m.

OrdesyBibler f Sertudyes:
TRieir. D rinre Wai Minispy..,. I31 p.m
NTemple Missionary Chi
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 30" Avenue

Order of Services:

Sunday School .......... 9:45 a.m.
Sunl Morning Servie.... a..

Pe dingMinPistry......10 a n7 0 i
Wed. 1 Bibl e S tudy/Pr 7yer..6:30 p.m

r" Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Order ofservices
E S Hour of Prayer.........6:30 a.m.
Early Morning Worship.. .7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ............II n.m.
| IYoulh Ministry Study....Wed....7 p.m.
Prayer/Bible Study.....Wed......7 p.m.
Noonday Altar Prayer...(M-F)
Seeding the Hungry every
Wednesday ..11 n.m.- Ip.m.

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

Order of Services:
Sundays- Church School,............... 10 .m.
Worship Service..............11:15 a.m..
Iliesdays BibldClass..............7 p.m.
4th Sunday Baptism Early Morning.....8 a.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,51" Sunday) ......8:00 am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service .....11:00 am
^ M Communion Service
S(Thurs. bcnbre I Suntmy) 7:30 pm
Prayer Mecting/Bible Study
T (Wednesday) 7:30 pm

/The Soul Saving Station Fr"
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ........... 9 a.m .
Sunday Worship..11 a.m. & 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship...-..7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer Mon.-Fri.

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church

Order of Services:
Early Worship .............7 a.m.
-unIay- 0-1- 9 rn .-

Sunday SchOOl ............. 9 a.m.
NBC ......................... 10:05 a.m .
Worship .......... .....11 a.m .
Worship ...............4 p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday ...............h6:30 p.m.
Youth Meeting/Choir rehettrsal
Monday ................6:30 p.m.


/Trinity Faith Tabernacle\
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4" Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sunday Schotl......... 10:301 .n, n
Sun. Morning Servs.. 12 p.m.
Flvening Worship Serv.p,. Fm.
M Wed. "Noon Day Prayer".. .12 p.
Wed. Night Bible Study.,., pm. m
Thursday Night "Covington Biblea
1 College .......... 6-10 p.m r

Brownsville \
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Lard Day Sunday Schoolr...9:45amrr
Sunday Morning Worship ..... a.m.
Sunday Men's Bible Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday LaUdies Bible Study ...5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .......6 p.m.
T'lesday Night Bible Study ...7:30pmr
Thiurdy Mornming Bible Class 11 am.
STransportatIon available Call:
3(5-634-4g50 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.
'a Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship ..... 10 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
S rnday School ............. 1I0al m .
Worship Service ............ II a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study.......
Thursday Prayer Service....... p.m

/Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........ 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.

SNew Harvest Missionary
S Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
Early Moing Wotp st & r sday
Mo.ring W orsip .............. 1 m.
SunPrayer Service ..........:30 pm.
e. ei -s h ni st y........... .........I 3 p.m.
ni M ee Study ............................. 8 p.m .

/ St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3'" StrAvenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821

Fax:Morning Worship .....917:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...I 1 at.
Nal Nregor Balptist ChI'm'hes
( B.T. U.) 5 p.m .
SEvening Worship ....... 7 p.m.

S Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 781' Street
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
l iblc Study W ed ............... 8 p.m.
Sun. W,-rship Ser .. :30 a m .
Wed, Night Intere'ssory Prayer
friom 7:30 to s p.m.

E. benezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:

7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
n10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

New Hope Missionary B
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103'h St.

su,7Iu y Morning Wo r ship

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Noon Day Praye f

Missionary 1Baptist
New Shiloh M.B. Church-'\
1350 N.W.95 17Street
305-835-82804341 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... IIa.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m. I
M ies.. belo the I st Sunp..... p7 I

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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30a.m. I
Morning WNrihip .II a.m.
-41 Prayer Meeting ............ 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study .................. P.m .

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunal y School ..E.........9:30 a.m.
Morning Pl'aiseAVorship-..I a.m.
Youth Ch1 ir6 SaMtalay......ll ..
TnLtiCSay 7 p.m.
Aht M ,in p t i'. ALl 305 f21-4513.

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

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November 10.
Service e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Peaceful
Zion Missionary
Baptist Church.

74, died

November 10. Service Saturday, 3
p.m. in the chapel.

SETTA SMITH, 83, died
November 10. Remains will be
shipped to Elizabeth, Jamaica for
final rites and burial.

CECIL PETERS, 71, died
November 6. Remains will be
shipped to May Pen, Jamaica for
final rites and burial.

JAMES DAVIS, 55, died
November 6.
Service, 11 a.m.
in the chapel.

AMOS ROBERTS, 78, died
November 10.
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Baptist Church.


BROOKS, 51, died
5. Arrangements are


teacher, died
November 9.
Surviv o rs
include: hus-
band, Mr.
Demas Jackson;
four stepdaugh-
ters, Steffina,
Shir lene ,
Mellonaise and
C antis e
Jackson; seven stepsons, Herber
Demas, Jr., Tyrone, Edwar
Richard, Alonzo and Dwigl
Jackson; uncle, Buddy West; tw
counsins, Billy West and Freddi
Black; and a host of grandchildren
great grandchildren, friends an
other relatives. Service Saturday,
p.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptis

bondsman for
Coast to Coast,
died November
1. Survivors
include: wife,
Shondra Blash;
four sons,
Nathaniel Blash,
Jr, Lenorris
Blash, Annise
Wallace, Jr. and
Antwon Wallace; sister, Lind
Sauvagere-Myers; two brothers
Micheal Cunningham and Keith (
Taylor; and a host of brothers
nieces, nephews and other relative!
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at M
Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

31, self
employed labor-
er, died
November 4.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Hope
Baptist Church.

68, barber, died
November 10 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Saturday, 3:30
p.m. in the

died November
9 at Memorial
are incomplete.

employed, died
November 7.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Brownsville.

52, gardner,
died November
11 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Christian
FelloBwship u
Baptist Church.

2, GENEVA HAMILTON, 83, retired
from Riverside
Laundry, died
October 31.
Services were

rt, LUCILLE C. TIMMONS, 88, retired
d, insurance
ht adjuster, died
mo November 8.
ie Surviv ors wr hl
n, include: daugh-:
nd ter, Barbara
2 Ross-Murphy;
st three grand-
daughters, Avon
Burden, Sageian
il Murphy and
Nadine Murphy; grandson, John P.
Murphy, Jr. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.

maker, died November 5 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

Range Coconut Grove
a Coconut Grove, died November 11
a at Kindred Hospital. Service
s, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. in the chapel.
', DORIS CURRY, 83, Coconut
s. Grove, died November 11 at Cedars
t. Medical Center. Service Tuesday at
Christ Episcopal Church.

Y, EARL TAYLOR, 36, construction
worker, died
November 9 at
work. Remains
will be shipped
to Nicaragua,
Central America
for final rites and

died November
9 at home.
Remains will be
shipped to
Central America
for final rites and

- IDA LEE IRONES, 93, house-
keeper at M
MDCPS, died
November 6 at
Medical Center.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Bible
Baptist Church.

November 12.
November 15 in
Nhe chapel, 4500
NW 17th

K' Eric S. George
EMILY BENSON, 91, Hallandale
Beach, died November 12 at
Hollywood Hills Nursing Home.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Greater Ward Chapel AME Church,
Hallandale Beach.

Jacksonville, died November 10.
Remains will be shipped to
Jacksonville for final rites and burial.

Nakia Ingraham
November 5 at Memorial Hospital.
Services were held.


ROSA LEE TUCKER, 77, super-
visor, died
October 28 at
Parkwa y

Medical Center.
Surviv ors
include: chil-
dren, Florita
Williams, Jane
Bloom, Mary
Margarta Parhm, Thomas Phillips,
David Tucker and Earl Tucker; sib-
lings, Maud Handfield, Timothy
Phillips, Natan Phillips, David
Phillips and Alex Tucker; 25 grand
children and 14 great-grand chil-
dren. Services were held Saturday
at Tree of Life Deliverance.

teacher aide,
died November
10 at Parkway
Medical Center.
Surviv orss
include: mother,
Annie Mae
Lenard; chil-
dren, Carlandra
and Marcus
Reid; siblings,
Debra Gall, Gary Wayne, Darryl;
step-brother, Carl Johnson. Service
Saturday, November 18, 3 p.m. at
Wright Funeral Home Chapel.

Gregg L. Mason
died November
12 at Jackson
include: two
sons, Willie
Davis (Dionne)
and Philbrick

dau g h ter ,
Andrea Davis;
13 grandchildren; 12 great grand-
children; and a host of other family
members and friends. Visitation
Friday, 2-5 p.m. and after 6 p.m.
viewing at home 1379 NW 77th
Street. Service Saturday. Interment
at Southern Memorial Park.

died November 9 at home. Remains
will be shipped to New York for final
rites and burial.

831 NW 55th '
Street, died
November 12 at
home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Gamble

Church Of God
In Christ.

Hallandale, died November 11 at
home. Remains will be shipped to
Teaneck, New Jersey for final rites
and burial.

THOMAS WAKE, 82, died
November 13 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

patient care
worker, died
November 8.

Dau g h ter
Ta me sa
Gilmore, Sons
Demeritte and
Saul Scruggs
Jr.; goddaughter, Jessica Denson,
Mother Sarah Scavella; sister
Tangela; brothers Khallid Mahmood
and Charles Demeritte. Service
Thursday, 10 a.m. Miami Gardens
Church of Christ.

medical assis-
tance, died
November 7 at
Surviv ors
include: hus-
band, Kyle; chil-
dren, Shyquita,

Mobley, Kylisa
Mitchell and Kyle Jr.; mother,
Elizabeth Davis; siblings, Sabrina
Hooks and Barbara Davis. Services
were held Saturday.

driver for Miami-
Dade County,
died November
12 at his resi-
dence. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Mt.
T a b o r
Baptist Church.

47, died
November 11 at
Medical Center.
S e r vice
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Church
of the Holy

November 10 at

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. Luke
Baptist Church.

died November 7 at Gramercy Park
Nursing Center. Services were

months, Goulds, died November 9
at Baptist Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Beautiful Zion
Temple of God Church, Goulds.

November 10 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.

November 9 at South Miami
Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist

Death Notice


03/01/40 11/19/94

You did not go alone
Part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
Lil, Anthony, Makeva, Leveta
and the Flowers family.

Public Notice

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munity, The Miami Times
prints weekly obituary notices
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notices include name of the
deceased, age, place of death,
employment, and date, loca-
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time of services. Additional
information and photo may be
included for a nominal charge.
The deadline is Monday at
3:30 p.m.

year retiree from Jackson
Memorial Hospital Ear, Nose
and Throat Clinic died
November 14.
Service Monday, 12 p.m. at
New Shiloh. Mitchell Funeral

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.



Happy Birthday


11/17/83 02/16/06

Happy birthday, my beloved
Thanks for all the fun times we
had together.
Missing you dearly. Love, Mom
and Troy.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

Death Notice

'STRAWBERRY,' 50, School
Board worker, died November 7
at Mt. Sinai.
Survivors include: husband,
Rueben Oliver; mother, Inez
Taylor; sisters, Leola McPherson
and Francina White.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at St.
Matthew Freewill Baptist
Church, 6700 NW 2nd Avenue.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


"BATMITE" 11/02/61 11/19/05

11/13/75 03/24/04

You shall remain in our hearts
We really miss you. My dear
son, I love you without end.
Your mom, (Darlene) brothers,
sisters, daughter, aunts, uncles,
cousins, nephews and nieces.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


Sunrise Sunset
01/06/1950 11/12/2004

It has been two years since you
left us.
We love, miss and will never
forget you.
Your family.

In Memoriam

You will forever be loved and in
my heart.
Your loving wife, Renita.

Westview School

monitor dies

school monitor at Westview
Middle School died Nov. 13 at
Palmetto General Hospital.
Survivors include: wife, Leola;
daughters, Tijuana, Eshmial,
Terrika and Saquondria; moth-
er, Lillian Morris; brothers,
Robert (Lovie), Fred (Jeanette)
and Samuel; a host of family
members and friends.
Services on Sat., 10 a.m. at
Church of God by Faith, 16969
NW 23rd Ave. Mitchell Funeral
Home in charge.

Death Notice

In loving memory of,


It has been a year since you
have been gone. You're greatly
missed but not forgotten.
Your children

PORTER, 60, laborer died
November 14. Survivors include:
two sisters, Wessie (Timothy)
Roundtree and Patricia (Tony)
Randolph; one brother, James
Randolph; one aunt, Callie
Adams; niece, Tiesha Thomas
(Terrence) Craig; nephew, Devon
Gadlin and a host of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service will be held
Saturday, 3 p.m. at Range
Funeral Home Chapel.

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30

The Miami Times, November 15-21, 2006 15B

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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School pride and recognition for chess team

The Norwood Elementary
School's Chess Team
achieved many honors for
their school and for their
team in competitive chess
tournaments. Their success
includes first place at the
Miami Dade County Title One
Region II Tournament and
third place at the Florida
State competition.
At the last Academic
Excellence Competition,
Norwood placed first for all
fifth-grade Academic
Excellence Programs in
Miami Dade County Schools.
-The students' achievements
:have been recognized with an
invitation for travel to
Disney's Coronado Springs

make a difference in a child's
life forever. The students dis-
play excellent sportsmanship
and play impressively at all
tournaments. This is a great
honor for our students, our
school and our community,"
said chess coach Barbara
The students practice many
hours with their coach and
compete with both public and
private schools at State and
National tournaments.
Norwood is an A+ school
and one of the top 50 schools
in the State. "Principal, Mrs.
Frances Rotford, the faculty,
staff and P.T.A. are always
supportive and proud of our
team," said Mrs. Reed.

Resort in December to partic-
ipate in the National
Scholastic Championship.
The players received this

honor by placing third in the
State Tournament last
"An experience like this can

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Golden singing anniversary

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The Calvary Travelers

Get ready for a great celebration of The Calvary Travelers golden
singing anniversary Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at The New
Beginning Enrichment Center, 2398 NW 119th Street.
Special guests include: The Woods, Redeem, Sister Virginia Bostic
and others.
Wendell Ford will be the Master of Ceremony.
Donation: $10; children under 12 years: $6.
For tickets, please call 305-621-8126 or 305-635-3703.

Greater St. James celebrates Men's Day

Dr. James Bush

The Greater St. James
Missionary Baptist Int'l Church
is inviting Everybody from
every-where to attend the 47th
annual Men's Day at 'the peo-
ples' church with the personal
touch of love,' located at 4875
NW 2nd Avenue.
The morning speaker at 11
a.m. worship service is Dr.

Dr. William H. Washington

James Bush, who was elected
twice to the Florida State
First Baptist Church of
Brownsville Male Chorus will
render music for the occasion.
Dinner will be served following
the service.
Dr William H. Washington is
the pastor.

JESCA provides array of social

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Program for juveniles.
:.Through dedication and the
desire to improve the educa-
tional and living situations of
residents, JESCA, currently
the county's oldest and largest
Social service agency, is con-
._tnuing to provide for human
service needs for the commu-
nity most in need.
One of those services is
:Roving Leaders, an alternative
educational center located on
N.E. 73rd Street and 2nd
Avenue. This program provides
a learning facility for students
who are in jeopardy of expul-
sion or disciplinary action
from middle and high school
principals or the director of
Alternative Education
Programs with Miami-Dade
County Public Schools.
Funded through Miami-Dade

County Public Schools, Roving
Leaders allows students that
have behavioral, academic, or
attendance problems the
opportunity to obtain basic
educational skills and support
The program targets stu-
dents who have a hard time
retaining information in a tra-
ditional learning environment
and offers them an alternative
way to receive an education
that will eventually allow them
to earn a high school diploma.
Twelfth grader Shaquar
McKinnis decided to leave
Northwestern High School to
attend Roving Leaders to
increase her G.P.A. and atten-
dance. "I've been here for
about three years," said
McKinnis, "and I've been mak-
ing A's and B's."
Lamadia Williams, 18, point-
ed out that Roving Leaders
strict rules, so different from

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

The Friends of Miami Dade
Public Libray will hold their
sixth annual book sale, start-
ing on November 30 Dec 3.
For more Information, call 305-
375-4776 or log on to

The Beautiful Gate Cancer
Resource Center invites you
to "Meet and Greet" with

Pamela Burnett and Gloria
Montes de Oca on Saturday,
November 18, from 10 a.m-
noon. The Beautiful Gate is
located at 1448 NW 103rd
Street Miami, Fl 33147. RSVP
with Pam Burnett 305-754-

Class Meetings
American Senior High,
class of 1987 will have a social
gathering on November 17, at
the El Palacio Hotel Sport and
Lounge 9th floor, in prepara-
tion for their 20th year
reunion. For more information
please contact
or call 954-829-8909.

The Miami Carol
City/North Dade High, class
of 1968 will be meeting the
third Saturday of every month,


the atmosphere at Miami
Northwestern High School,
helped motivated her to
become a better student.
The Roving Leaders program
follows the Miami-Dade aca-
demic calendar, while offering
supplemental services such as
individual and group counsel-
ing, employability skills,
accessibility to volunteer men-
tors and tutors, job placement
and adult/career education.
Program Director Alvoyd Rolle,
no relationship to CEO Dorrin
Rolle, told The Miami Times
that the program allows for a
small group setting to ensure
that students are comfortable
and get personal hands-on
attention. "We first teach them
how to be a student, and then
the education falls into place,"
said Rolle. He also stated that
the program not only focuses
on behavioral problems, but
G.P.A. scores and FCAT prepa-

5p.m. at Denny's, to prepare
for their 40th reunion. For
more information, contact Fred
Kemp at 305-770-1947

The Booker T. Washingon
class of 1963 meets every
third tuesday at Allen Chapel.
For more information, call 305-

Attention Miami Norland
High School Class of 1982.
Please contact A. Smith 305-
693-4377, regarding a special
class meeting.
****** * *
Miami Northwestern's
Class of 1967 are making
plans for their 40th Reunion.
Come and be a part of it. For
more information, please call
Connie Sheffield at 305-626-
0757 or Elaine Patterson at

Miami Jackson Alumni
Association Inc. needs all
Reunion Organizing

to its citizens

ration as well. "This is an
uplifting program for students
who have gotten off track.
Through this program, some of
these very students have gone
off to college," said Rolle.
Rolle stated that although
the road to Roving Leader's
success hasn't been easy, he is
proud that the program con-
tinues to strive for the educa-
tional enhancement of their
students. "You can't keep a
good man down when you're
doing positive things," said
Rolle. He said that it's most
rewarding when students gen-
uinely show their appreciation
for the program's efforts.
"When students come back
and say thank you, it's a great
feeling. It means more than
anything, even money. I see
great things for the future of
this program, concluded Rolle.
Contributions to story by
Kaila Heard.

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

The Miami Carol City Class
of "81" will host their Family
and Friends Weekend at The
50/50 Affair on November 24
and Christmas Party on
December 23. For more infor-
mation, call 305-688-5914.

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

Tell me His name

Tell me His name again, I
need more. How can you be the
best at what you do? By follow-
ing the greatest name of all
generations, Jesus! There's
power in the name of Jesus.
Luke 2:46 Let me show you
how to be the best, Jesus
fan. Just do what He did.
Early in His life Jesus sat
with wise, smart and wealthy
people. Learn to hear others
and ask questions just like
Jesus did. Jesus made no mis-
take, Luke 2:52.
Jesus also increased in wis-
dom, stature and in favor with
God and man.. Come Sunday at
The Church of God
Tabernacle, 2908 NW 62 St.,
and get prayer also, hear a
great teacher, Bishop John

The song: Can nobody do me
like Jesus! Please write me at
P.O. Box 531078, Miami, FL

Annual Harvest revival at Macedonia

Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Rudolph Daniels extends a cor-
dial invitation to the general
public to join them for their
"Annual Harvest revival," dur-
ing November 15 17, with
nightly services beginning
promptly at 7 p.m., 3515
Douglas Road, Coconut Grove,
Wednesday, November 15,

Bishop Willie Leonard, Pastor
Minister Robert James Rainey
Saint Matthews Community
Missionary Baptist Church.
Thursday November 16,
Reverend Howard Siplin, pas-
tor, Beulah Missionary Baptist
Friday, November 17,
Reverend G. Wayne Thompson,
Pastor, Jordan Chapel Freewill
Baptist Church.

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As an encore to candidates
Jim Davis, Darryl Jones and
Barack Obama appear-
ing at Florida Memorial
University for an
intense campaign rally,
former President
William "Bill" Clinton
joined Bill Nelson and
former Governor Bob
Graham at the Joseph
Caleb Center in Liberty
City, last Saturday, for
the biggest Democratic
rally in history. STIP
Greeting the big three
at the Caleb Center were 122
selected democrats that stood
or sat on four-tiers of steps.
Some of them included Senator
Bill Nelson, Senator Frederica
S. Wilson, Senator Larcenia
Bullard, Reps. Wilbur T.
Holloway and Dorothy
Bendross Mindingall,
Commisioners Michele S.
Jones, Audrey Edmonson,
Eufala Frazier, Dr. Preston
Marshall, Mrs. Darryl Jones,
Dr. Solomon Stinson and
Darryl Reaves.
When the "big 4" hit the stage
with music, the 1000 in their
seats rose and stayed up until
the bitter end. Jones was the
first introduced and he brought
on Jim Davis, Davis brought
on the star of the evening:
William "Bill" Clinton.
He echoed everything that
was said by the other three and
added much more to the delight
of the audience. Clinton iterat-
ed his drive from Pompano
from a similar rally, expressed
how beautiful Florida looks,
how the voters could make this

the #1 State and the model
state for casting a ballot. He
also spoke on his ties to
Miami from his rela-
tives to Kendrick and
Carrie Meek, Graham,
Gov. Childs, Sen.
Wilson, Bishop Victor
T. Curry, the Bullards
and Jones'.
While the speeches
were going on, G-men
(secret servicemen)
were parading in and
SON out of the building,
especially Roy
Hardemon and Ken Wright
who made sure nothing nega-
tive jumped off during
our visitors stay in
Liberty City.
In addition, represen-
tation -also came from
groups like the NAACP,
Cooperative Charter
School, Mindingall
camp, Helen B.
Williams, Reverend
Devin Brown, Willie
Dyke, Dana Moss, CLII
Vasthi Armbrister,
Josie Poitier, and 60 percent
of the people that were white
Democrats with loud cheers
and much financial support.
When Clinton took to the
mic, everyone's cell phones lit
up as they took pictures of his
demonstrative appeal. When he
spoke of insurance, social secu-
rity, senior citizens, and the
like, Sen. Wilson yelled with
one hand. However, when he
alluded to getting rid of FCAT,
Wilson yelled with both hands
in the air. All in all it was an

inspirational night for those
who took the time to fill-up the
Caleb Center.

Kudos go out to Joise Poitier
for another successful Bazaar
held last weekend at
Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church with a
support staff that
worked diligently.
More specifically,
Errolee P. Smith was
the head chef and her
bar-b-que ribs special-
ist included her hus-
band, Richard C.
Smith, III and sons
Richard C. Smith IV CUj
and Ryan C. Smith.
Also, Eugene Morrison, presi-
dent, Alvin Ringo, Sr. Phillip
Fletcher, Frank Thomas,
Oliver Baker, Charles Murray,
Richard Vaughn and George
Those in the kitchen serving
were Josie Poitier, Lillian
Davis, Lilla Allen,
Janet Simmons,
Elizabeth Davis,
Deloris Morrison,
Audrey Broussard,
Laurana Brown,
Montague Rodnjey,
Sondra Wallace, Amie
Dean and Jane White.
Poiter also invited
VIP's from Downwtown,
such as Judge
TON Shirloyn McWhorter,
Judge Mindy Glazier,
Steve Liberman, Delrish
Moss, Larry Little, Mecury
Morris, Chief Gerald Darling,
Assistant Chief Adam Burton,
Walter Foeman, City Manager,
Coral Gables, Dr. Larry Ball,
Goldy and Soulan Johnson,
who lectured on Super Bowl
XLI, February 4, 2007.
Entertainment was provided
by Timmy Thomas who vocal-
ized and played his board,
along with Cafidia Stuart, one
of the nations great young
entertainers. She had just

+eturned from New York City
where she performed with and
accompanied the great John
Legend. According to her
father, Jeb, she is awaiting her
big break from that experience.
Everyone enjoyed themselves
ate the best pigeon peas
and rice, macaroni and
cheese, baked chicken,
bar-b-que ribs, bar-b-
que chicken, corn-
bread, cake and potato
salad in town. And, of
course, Josie the
queen of the project -
cleaning the bathrooms
was a sight to behold,
according to Little and
RRY Morris.

When grandfather and
grandmother Terry and
Sherry Ransom provide a
birthday party for their grands,
it is one which brings family
members and neighbors sever-
al blocks away. This was the
case of Ka'Nya Cooper who
just turned a year old. And, of
course, the grandparents went
beyond the call of duty.
They provided two bounce
houses, childrens DVD's, pop-
corn, face painting,
Spiderman, DJ Smooth Willie
and food galore for the 125
guests. Some of the party
goers included Chee Tara
Ransom, mother, Kevin
Cooper, father, DeAngelo,
Mike Renee Young, Kenya,
Tyra, Sabrina, Karen,
Tinishia, Belen and Star.
The best part of the birth-
day party was the singing of
happy birthday followed by the
consumption of hamburgers,
hot dogs, chicken, macaroni,
bar-b-que ribs and chicken
and watching the kids do the
latest dances.

Congratulations go out to
Willow Nell Salter, great grand
mother who is the matriarch of

generations of family members.
Furthermore, it started in
Arcola Lakes and family mem-
bers were born in one house
and moved to bigger houses as
the family grew.
More specifically, her daugh-
ter, Willow Jean Shaw had a
beautiful daughter born with
the name of Verlinda Whitjean
who began her schooling at
Van E. Blanton, moved on to
Horace Mann and graduated
from Miami Central. After she
got married, she produced
three girls who followed her
educational career and one
enlisted in the Job Corp.
Ironically, these
sisters will add to the
family tree by giving
birth months apart.
Shawnnita Hunter
will deliver on
December 13;
Monique Waters will
deliver on December
20; and Akilan
Deshazior will deliver
on January 27. The
grandmothers thought DIG
it not robbery by hav-
ing a baby shower in their front
yard, last Saturday.
The event brightened up
the neighborhood as the pink
and white balloons blew crazily
in the wind and the guests got
caught up in the atmosphere of
listening to music, giving baby
gifts and dining sumptuously
on soul food.
Some of the guests includ-
ed Ericka, Royal, Tamara,
Yvette, Louise, Tracy,
Esther, Debra, Jamal, Ms.
Brenda Shelita, and

Mary Dunn, chairperson,
Men of Tomorrow '07, along
with Mary T. McCloud, pres-
ident and Cory S. Johnson,
past president, are pleased
with the development of this
year's men, that began with
orientation Sunday, October

Saint Agnes admission of the
Daughters of the' King (juniors
and seniors) will take place on
Sunday, November 26 and the
Feast of Christ the King at
10:45, you are cordially invited
to attend our church service
and witness the admission of
these young ladies. Leomie S.
Culmer, is president. Father
Richard L.M. Barry is our
How about this? Nearly 50
years after desegregation, 68
percent of Little Rock students
are Black, 24 percent are white

and hispanics and asians make
up most of the remaining 8 per-
cent. By the way,
Superintendent Roy Brooks is
Black. Seven members make up
their board and four are Black.
How sweet it is, Little Rock,
Arkansas. Congratulations!
Jihad Rashid, a leader of the
Coconut Grove Collaborative is
heading up a group of Coconut
Grove pioneers to help preserve
and revitalize their community.
The pioneers are 100 percent in
favor of the step being taken to
keep the historic community

alive, now known as Village charity of choice. Oprah's
West. financial worth has been put at
Get well wishes to all of you, $1.5 billion. Wow!
from all of us! George Wilkerson, class of
Alma Brown, Pearline Nairn, "4T3" Diplomats was here to see
Floyd Lewis, Virgie Wilkerson- his ailing sister Virginia
Tresvant, Kevin Meares, (Virgie) Tresvant. Sorry, I
Patricia Cooper, Celestine missed seeing you.
Hepburn-Brown, Grace Reverend Dr. Thomas
Heastie-Patterson, Mae Samuels, former Maimian,
Hamilton-Clear, Frances class of '51 B.T.W. was home
Brown, -Franklin Beckwith, last week visiting old time'
Inez McKinney-Johnison, friends and classmates. He was
Dorothy "Da Da" Saunders, the guest preacher at New
Janet Heild, Olive Astwood,',""Jerusalem Primitive Baptist
Maud Emanual, Reverend Church.
Henry Nevin, Annie Beckwith Happy wedding anniversary
and Carolyn Williams. greetings goes out to:
Oprah Winfrey, continues to Rashford and Wilhelmenia
lavish gifts on her studio audi- Franks-Jennings, November 7:
ence. This time, each person in Their 55th.
her audience received $1,000! Congratulations Sonny and
However, she told them it would Wilhelmenia. By the time you
be given out in the form of debit read this, their grandson Oscar
cards and recipients must James II and Melissa Mae,
spend' all of their money on a would have been married two

weeks. Congratulations 0'2 and
The Church of the
Incarnation held their annual
All States Tea on November 5.
President Josephine Rolle and
her committee did an excellent
job, I heard. This was their 50th
year of presenting their pro-
gram. First place winner this
year was the state of Kansas:
Hazel Roberts and her commit-
tee. Congratulations second
place winners: Josephine Hall
and her co-workers.
Congratulations third place
winners: Evelyn Davis and her
If you missed out on the
Booker T. Washington High
School Alumni Athlete Club
(founded by Freddie "Jabo"
Johnson) at the Embassy
Suites, you missed a grand
induction ceremony. To every-
ones surprise and happiness,

the committee remembered our
beloved band director Mr.
Timothy 0' Savage, who will
be 91 on December 27 (my first
homeroom teacher at B.T.W.).
Three of my classmates were
alsd honored this time:
Rudolph Rolle, Archie McKay
and Herman Johnson. Again,
congratulations to all of you! To
this day, all Tornadoes are
proudcof all of you!
All highways and roadways
will lead to the city of fun and
relaxation for everyone, Orlando
(Orange County) Florida. If
you're not going, you will prob-
ably be left in that small minor-
ity. Do join the crowd next year.
May the better team win on
"Tinker Fields" rectangular
Congratulations to all per-
sons, who ran for public office
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Dunn announced pertinent
dates, such as a motivational
speech from Delrish Moss,
PIO, City of Miami Police
Department, Sunday, October
22 at 3 p.m.; Sunday,
November 5 William "Bill"
Diggs, president, MDC;
Sunday, November 19 Paul
Wellons and Minister Robert
Allen; and December 3
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Other activities will include
bringing non-perishable
items before November
19; wrapped toys
before December 9;
and a visit to the
Correctional Facility,
while Dunn is request-
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to join before the end
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Mary Dunn and
Scarlett Medransam have
collaborated in preparation
for Myrtle Grove's 50th
Anniversary Tuesday,
December 12 from 7:30 to 3
p.m. under the theme: Shining
Brighter, 50 Years Later!
Some of the special activi-
ties will include a reception
breakfast, featuring Miami
Norland Jazz Band, along
with an assembly for grades
two thru five, entertainment
in front of the parking lot at 1
p.m. and a commemoration
assembly following in the
back court.
Other activities for the pub-
lic will involve guest speak-
ers, alumni and presenta-
tions from the various classes
closing out with a power point
of Myrtle Grove shining
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in accidental gun deaths

The phrase "Guns are not toys to be played

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Today we Americans are living
in an increasingly violent society.
Newspaper and television report
daily news of deaths and injuries
that Americans inflict on each
other. Whether we were playing
with a gun that accidentally went
off or intentionally pulled the
trigger of a loaded gun, these
incidents are becoming increas-
ingly common with teens today.
Teens are becoming immune to
seeing people shoot it off with
each other on television, movies,
computer and video games. They
then decide to model the behav-
iors, not realizing that pulling a
trigger may cause someone their
Injuries and deaths from
firearms have now increased to
epidemic rates. In 1993, fatal
gunshot wounds replaced vehic-
ular accidents as the most com-
mon cause of death for people
under 19 years of age. Each year,
20.4 billion dollars are spent for
the medical care of gun related
injuries and disabilities. The
average cost pf treating someone
injured by a gun $14,000 -
could send them to college. And
that doesn't include the lifetime
costs for physical and emotional
Every two hours in the United
States, a person dies in a gun
homicide, suicide or unintended

snootings, 88 percent are shot in
their own homes or in the homes
of relatives or friends. With over
200 million firearms in the
United States, Americans are
more at risk today from gun vio-
lence than any previous genera-
Gun violence towards teens
falls into three general categories:
homicides, suicides and unin-
tended shootings. The presence
of a gun in the home increases
the risk of a domestic homicide
in a family with a history of fam-
ily violence. Further, people who
have access to guns in the home
often carry these firearms to
school and into the community.
Youth homicide ( teens killing
teens) has become an even more
serious problem.
Disagreements between people
that would have been settled
with a fist fight a generation ago
are now gunfights. People should
consider access to guns as a
major suicidal risk factor, just as
we do drugs and alcohol. Nine
out of 10 suicides attempted with
a handgun are fatal. Researchers
found that parents owned the
guns used in more than half of
the teen suicides and suicide
attempts. On the average, at
least one teen dies every day
from an accidental hand gun
In most cases the teen unin-

readiuuy available loaudedu
handgun found in an
adult's bedroom. You must
also recognize the danger of
being shot in another person's
home. Over 40 percent of teen's
inadvertent shootings occur in
the homes of friends or relatives.
Many teens have access to guns
in their homes. A recent study
shows that 43 percent of house-
holds in the U.S. with children
and teens had at least one gun.
More than one in five gun owners
with children under 18 said that
they stored their weapons loaded
and about one in eleven said that
their weapons were stored loaded
and unlocked.
Many preteens and teenagers,
particularly boys, are fascinated
by guns as symbols of power or
manhood. The message, accord-
ing to the National Rifle
Association's Eddie Eagle Gun
Safety Program, is simple and
direct: Stop, Don't Touch, Leave
the Area and Tell an Adult. The
initial steps of Stop and Don't
Touch are the most important.
Because most teen's natural
impulses are to touch the gun, it
is imperative that they learn the
consequences of their actions.
A gun is the most dangerous
consumer item that can be
brought into the family and
should be made inaccessible.
The safest thing for families is

t not
a gun in

We Americans
have to realize that
guns are as serious as
prescription drugs, alcoholic
drinks, swimming pools and
other potential household dan-
gers. We have to control the epi-
demic of gun injuries and
deaths among American youth.
Federal laws have made it ille-
gal for anyone under the age of
18 to have a handgun, yet teens
have little difficulty in getting
them. Some get guns from their
friends, while others borrow,
buy or steal them. So it's more
crucial now that teens become
aware that guns are illegal for a
reason, it leads to criminal
charges and arrest. Teens some-
times carry guns because they
are afraid or because they want
to intimidate others, but carry-
ing a gun will not make you
safer. Guns escalate conflicts
and increase the chances that
you will be seriously harmed. If
you carry a gun, you're twice as
likely to become the victim of
gun violence.
You also run the risk that the
gun may be turned on you or
that an innocent person will be
hurt. And, you may do some-
thing in a moment of fear or
anger that you will regret for

In most cases the

teen unintentionally

shoots a friend or

sibling with a readi-

ly available loaded

handgun found in

an adult's bedroom.

You must also rec-

ognize the danger

of your being shot

in another person's


the rest of your life.
Remember, every two hours a
child is killed with a loaded

gun. It's time we put a stop to
this or the next victim may. be

Why it's important to be aware of the dh-`rsof a gun

You've heard about it on the
news and people in your school
are whispering about it as they
walk down the hall: school vio-
lence. It's scaring a lot of people.
Troubled students are using
the wrong channels to handle
their anger and frustration and
as a result, people are getting
hurt and killed. But what can
you do? How can you tell if
someone is about to become vio-
While there is no clear-cut
method to determine exactly
who will be violent to
himself/herself or others, there
is a checklist that will help indi-
cate someone's potential for

committing, a violent act. The
National School Safety Center
(NSSC) offers the following
checklist derived from tracking
school-associated violent deaths
in the U.S. from July 1992 to the
present. Accounts of these tragic
incidents indicate that in most
cases, a troubled youth has
demonstrated or has talked to
others about problems with bul-
lying and feelings of isolation,
anger, depression and frustra-
tion. The NSSC has also identi-
fied the following behaviors:
Tantrums and uncontrol-
lable angry outbursts.
Characteristically resorts to
name calling, cursing or abusive

Habitually makes violent
threats when angry.
Previously brought a weapon
to school.
A background of serious dis-
ciplinary problems at school and
in the community.
A background of drug, alco-
hol or other substance abuse or
On the fringe of his/her peer
group with few or no close
Preoccupied with weapons,
explosives or other incendiary
Previously suspended or
expelled from school.

Displays cruelty to animals.
Little or no supervision and
support from parents or a car-
ing adult.
Witnessed or been a victim
of abuse or neglect in the home.
Has been bullied and/or
bullies or intimidates peers or
younger children.
Tends to blame others for
difficulties and problems they
cause on themselves.
Prefers TV shows, movies or
music with violent themes and
Prefers reading materials
dealing with violent themes, rit-
uals and abuse.
Reflects anger, frustration

and the dark side of life in
school essays or writings.
Involved with a gang or an
antisocial group on the fringe of
peer acceptance.
Often depressed and/or has
significant mood swings.
Has threatened or attempt-
ed suicide.
If you know someone who fits
many of these characteristics,
it is time you take action. The
first step is to share your con-
cerns with a trusted adult. Talk
to your parents, a teacher, the
school nurse or a spiritual
leader. If you know someone
who is troubled, his or her
needs can be addressed

through meetings with parents,
school counseling, guidance
and mentoring services, as well
as referrals to appropriate com-
munity health, social services
and law enforcement person-
If you want to take a proac-
tive approach to the increasing
incidents of school violence,
talk to the leaders in your
school and work together to
develop safe school crisis pre-
vention/ intervention proce-
dures. The best plans are those
that are capable of stopping
something before it happens.
For more information on NSSC

Listen to a life contest: Connects generations

What can you learn when
you listen to someone from a
different generation? You can
become more aware of their
own dreams and goals when
you hear their real-life stories.
The Listen to a Life Essay
Contest is an opportunity to
build closer connections
between the young and old.
To enter the Listen to a Life
Contest, interview an older
person about their hopes and
goals through their life, how
they achieved these goals and
overcame obstacles or how
dreams may have changed
along the way. What life
advice can they share? Then
write a 300-word essay based
on the interview.
Each- team consists of a
young person 8-18 years with
a grandparent or grandfriend

50 years or over (co-entrant
cannot be a parent; they can
be a grandparent, older
friend, mentor, neighbor,
nursing home resident or
The contest runs to March
31, 2007. No purchase neces-
sary. Void where prohibited.
One entry per team. Entries
must be 300 words or less, be
a true story about an older
person's life and will be
judged by a committee based
on the following criteria: 1/3
appropriateness to theme;
1/3 writing quality and 1/3
content originality.
Make sure you read the
complete contest rules.
By visiting the website at
Then submit your entry

The Ron Brown Scholar Program

This program seeks to identi-
fy African-American high
school seniors who will make
significant contributions to
Applicants must excel aca-
demically, exhibit exceptional
leadership potential, participate
in community service activities
and demonstrate financial
need. The applicant must be a
US citizen or hold a permanent
resident visa card. Current col-
lege students are not eligible to
Recipients may use the
renewable- scholarships to

attend an accredited four-year
college or university of their
choice within the United States.
Ron Brown Scholarships are
not limited to any specific field
or career objective and may be
used to pursue any academic
discipline. More than 200 stu-
dents have been designated as
Ron Brown Scholars since the
inception of the Program.
Award Amount :
January 9, 2007
Website/Contact Info:

using the online entry form no
later than 11:59 pm ET on
Saturday, March 31, 2007.
Please do not submit entries

by mail or fax.
Winners will be notified and
announced on this website by
May 15, 2007.

____ was born May 20, 1983 in the city of Bellflower, California, where he was
named after his mother Allen. His first break into the entertainment business was
dancing on Soul Train. His senior year in high school is when the acting bug bit him.
He performed in numerous comedy shows and pep rallies. After graduating he took
some acting classes in the Inland Empire, which put him in front of a manager by the
name of Vance from Advance LA. This would help him make the transition to Los
Angeles. His first appearance as a working actor would come soon afterwards.
Starring in a PBS educational program called Madison Heights he portrayed the role
of Tyrone, a young street thug. His first big screen appearance was in the hit film
Friday After Next as a juvenile delinquent that would attack Ice Cube and Mike Epps
with a pool stick. He had a recurring role on the Emmy award winning soap opera The
Young and The Restless as Jamal. He participates in a National Radio program called
the The Courtyard as Malcolm Y every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 on the popular radio
station KPFK 90.7. His television credits include Judging Amy, Las Vegas, The Shield,
In Justice and Standoff. He has starred in God Army 2: States of Grace as Rob,
America 101 as a smart mouth sarcastic ticket clerk and A Beautiful Life as Portfolio,
a young aspiring guitar player. He currently can be seen in A GoodDay to be Blackand
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get a grasp on any troubling situation sailing towards you. So e-mail me
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My mother and I agreed that
if I stay in Miami and attend a
community college, she would
let me attend USF in two years.
However, lately she has been
hinting that I should attend
FIU, so that I can be close to
home. I understand it's hard
for her to let go of her only
child, but I really want to fly
solo. I feel she smothers me
and I need to know if I can
make it in the real world on my
own. How do I get her to
understand that if she lets me
go, I won't completely desert
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Set Me Free,
There comes a point in every
parent's life when they realize
their child has grown into an
adult. They feel that they have
done all they can for you and
hope that you will steer
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ordinary. She just wants you
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realize they have to become an
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longer can depend upon their
parents, hoping mom or dad
will run to their aid to fight
every little battle they
encounter. They have to stand
on their own two feet or be
swallowed by this ever-chang-
ing society.
So you show her everyday
that you can be trusted to take
care of yourself. Start by doing
your own laundry, cooking
your own food, bringing in
finances by finding a job. In
the end you have to get this
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Location of Business
H & H Catering and
159th Street and NW
27th Avenue (Mobile

Andre Hall

Full-time and part-time
Three part-time employ-
ees (Jackie Hall,
iBlondlle Hall, Raymond

Year established
October 2000

I have a mobile barbecue
service that sells ribs,'
chicken, hamburgers,
souse, hot dogs,
sausages, corn on the
cob and fish.

Future Goals
I want to open a sit down
restaurant in the Black
community where people
can come and watch TV
and enjoy a good meal.
You don't have many
places, if any, in the
community that people
can actually sit down
and enjoy their time.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I'm the type of person
that likes to make others
happy and I realized that
food is something that
everyone enjoys. When I
first started, there
weren't many barbecue
stands around the area
where I lived. I decided to
open a mobile barbecue
business whereas even
people that don't have
transportation can still
enjoy my services.
Clientele was slow at
first, just like any ordi-
nary business, but once
people knew about me,
business rapidly
increased and I am going
six years strong now.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced
and how did you over-
come them?
Like I said before, busi-
ness was slow when I
first started, but after a
while customers gradu-
ally started coming
around. I just thank
God for everything
because He put too
many obstacles in my
path with this business

Andre Hall

and he allowed me to
stay strong in my

Why do you believe
your business has with-
stood the test of time?
I believe that it is three
factors that have helped
me along the way: I
always treat my cus-
tomers the way that I
would like to be treated;
I make sure that every-
thing is clean and .in
order; and I always give a
good amount of food.
Those things, along with
God, have helped my
business grow over the

What were some of
your past experiences
that helped you meet
the needs of your
I learned that whatever
happens, the customer
should have their way.
Also, ever since I was
younger, I knew how to
cook. When I opened up
this business I always
made sure that the food
was seasoned properly
so that it will taste good.
I have been to some
places where it seemed
the restaurant just
wanted to make a quick
dollar. Over the years, I
realized if you put out
good tasting food, then
the customers will
always come.

Where did you get the
name of your business?
The 'H & H' part in the
name stands for Hall
and Hall. I always want-
ed to start a family busi-
ness so I decided to
name it after me and my
family. Not only will my
entire family be repre-
senting the company,
but my kids and my
entire future genera-

Miami Book Fair draws top authors to South Florida

The 23rd annual Miami
Book Fair International will
host a rich assembly of Black
and Caribbean authors until
Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Miami
Dade College Wolfson
Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave. in
downtown Miami.
This year's Book Fair will
also host U.S. Senator Barack
Obama, author of the best-
selling memoir, Dreams from
My Father, who will read from
his new book, The Audacity of
Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming
the American Dream. Tickets
for Sen. Obama go on sale
Saturday at 12 p.m. and his
reading begins at 6 p.m.
Space is limited.
On November 18 and 19,

the street fair will feature sev-
eral noted Afro-Caribbean
authors covering a variety of
topics. Cultural critic Paul
Robeson, Jr., son of the leg-
endary Paul Robeson, will
speak about freedom, Erik
Calonius will reveal a, little-
known tale of a Civil War
slave ship and former Miami
television news reporter Mel
Taylor will talk murder.
The Caribbean Voices
Program will feature Kamau
Brathwaite, Ramabai
Espinet, Lorna Goodison,
Deborah Jack, Shara
McCallum, Pamela Mordecai,
Dawad Philip, Lawrence
Scott, Donna Weir-Soley, and
Mervyn Talyor. Christine Ho

will moderate a panel discus-
sion on the topic of

Globalization, Diaspora and
Caribbean popular culture
featuring Mike Alleyne and
Keith Nurse.
There will be a nominal $5
admission fee to the Fair
grounds only, on Saturday
and Sunday of the Street
Fair. Fairgoers 18 years of
age and younger, Miami
Dade College students and
employees with identifica-
tion, Book Fair Friends, vol-
unteers, exhibitors and
guest with credentials will be
admited free of charge. In
addition, a coupon booklet
will be provided to paying
fairgoers offering several dis-
counts for items within the

Reopened Afro-In Books and Cafe greets the world

By Kaila Heard

A Miami landmark book-
store recently reopened its
doors under the enthusiastic
ownership of Jamilia Capp, a
pastry chef and graduate of
Johnson and Wales
Capp has been fascinated
by the bookstore since child-
hood when the store was orig-
inally opened by Educators
Dr. and Mrs. Earl and
Eursula Wells in 1978. "I had
never seen a [bookstore] that
had to do with our culture,"
said Capp, "arid it even had
Black children's books."
When her father told her of
the bookstore's closing in
December 2005, Capp knew
the chance to own Miami's

only Black-owned book store
would be a great opportunity.
"As long as I [could] put my

own spin on it," said Capp.
So, before the store was
reopened, it was renovated for
a cafe to serve sandwiches,
pastries, soups and exotic cof-
fees and also room was made
for four computer stations
with internet access. In addi-
tion to the interior's
makeover, an outdoor patio
with a fountain was added to
give the store's exterior a
unique air. Things typically
lacking on this side of town,
said Capp.
Although these touches
make the store sound as if it
is competing against the large
chain book stores such as
Barnes and Noble, they don't
believe that they are.
"While these are great book-
stores," said Afro-In's manag-
er Jahmal Westmoreland,
"they only offer a small sec-

tion [for Black books.]"
With Afro-In Books invento-
ry of almost 500 books dedi-
cated to Blacks (African-
Americans, Africans,
Haitians, etc) people, we offer
a place to call home, to feel a
connection, concluded
Afro-In Books and Cafe will
show the global community
their style when they partici-
pate in the upcoming Miami
International Book Fair's
Street Fair November 17-19.
With more than 200 ven-
dors and thousands of book
lovers in attendance, the
street fair will provide the
newly renovated bookstore an
opportunity "just to say hi,"
said Capp. The opportunity
also provides a couple of the
Black authors attending the
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State insurance crisis worsens

Florida's state-run Citizens
Property Insurance Corp.
has seen its risk-exposure
nearly double since the end
of 2005, to $396.5 billion,
the St. Petersburg Times
reported in the latest of a
series of media reports about
an insurance crisis in the

As commercial insurance
companies have stopped
writing policies in Florida
because of huge losses in
recent years because of hur-
ricanes, Citizens Property
has become the "insurer of
last resort," the Times said.
"What does all this mean
for policy holders?" it wrote.

"Higher rates for most, and
as much as a 90 percent
assessment for some if the
state is hit by a series of
major storms next year."
"We don't have an insur-
ance crisis in Florida; we
have an insurance catastro-
phe," Citizens Property
spokesman Rocky Scott told

the newspaper.
Earlier this month,
Gannett newspapers and TV
stations in Florida combined
to produce a special report
about the state's woes called
Insurance Storm. Those sto-
ries are available at tallahas-, the web site of The
Tallahassee Democrat.

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Vendors Other Professional
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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 Clerki 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 $50.00
(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,

profesonrial sta"f inRRAud, Ebut nON l roe'"MI'for lMnager
and tharCoity, 1/ta$lgersWtaEfcsapateeallvendSq sfce
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. r

Section 2.11.1(t) of the Code and A.O. No. 3-27, permits oral
communications ,regarding a particular RFQ, RIFRI or, JT'Bfor
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
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Bahamian Village, LLC through its agent, Platinum Property Management,
Inc. herein referred to as ("Owner") is seeking General Contracting service
proposals for the construction of approximately 10,200 square foot retail
center to be located in Coral Gables, FLorida at the following addresses:
N/E/C US I and Grand Avenue. Coral Gables
Plans and specifications can be picked up at contractor's expense for a fee
of $80,00 each at Platinum Property Management, Inc., 1175 N.W. 125th
Street, Suite 103, North Miami, Florida 33161.
The responses to this request for proposal are due on or before December
8, 2006 by 5:00 pm.
Address: Bahamian Village, LLC
c/o Platinum Property Management, Inc.
1175 N.E. 125th Street, Suite 103
North Miami, Florida 33161
Tel: 305-981-0888; Fax: 305-891-0003

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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 prdposals, or to advertise for new proposals. HACMB does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national ori-
gin or disability.

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Business owners warned against fraudulent notices

Attorney General Charlie
Crist issued a consumer
alert on Nov. 13 cautioning
Florida business owners
against variations on a scam
that involves deceptive mar-
keting of corporate minutes
services. Crist issued the
advisory while announcing
that his office has stopped
the practice of a California
business that used deceptive
tactics to lure Florida corpo-
rations into buying corpo-
rate minutes documents
from the company.
The company, calling itself
Florida Corporate
Headquarters, sent out offi-
cial looking forms, similar to
those sent out by the Florida
Department of State, that
told businesses they could
be liable for corporate debts
simply by failing to keep
proper corporate minutes.
The mailing included a
demand for $150 for in
exchange for compiling cor-
porate minutes reports.

The deception was
furthered by the
company's use of
the official seal of
the State of Florida
on the envelopes
containing the
statement. Crist's
office began investi-
gating the company
three weeks ago.
"Companies will
not be allowed to


trick businesses
into paying a fee they are not
required to pay," said Crist.
"Florida's good corporate cit-
izens do not deserve to be
penalized for wanting to do
the right thing."
According to an agreement
Crist's office reached with
the company, all Florida cor-
porations that paid for the
unnecessary service will
have their money returned
to them. The Attorney
General's office has been
authorized by the company
to. directly receive all the

checks as they are
delivered to the
company s
address and to
return them to the
businesses that
sent them. To date,
the Attorney
General has
received $31,400 in
checks that will be
returned to Florida

businesses and
more checks will be returned
as they are received by
Crist's office.
After the Attorney
Genera's Office launched its
investigation, the company
and its owner, Ronna Green,
agreed to cooperate and
return the checks to all
businesses that had already
sent the $150 fee. The com-
pany further agreed to stop
using the practices that led
to Floridians being victim-
ized and reimbursed the tax-
payers for the cost of the

state's investigation.
Business owners who
believe they were defrauded
by the company can call
Crist's fraud hotline at 1-
866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-
The investigation into
Florida Corporate
Headquarters is one of sev-
eral similar probes the
Attorney General's Office
has conducted within the
past two years. Last' year,
the Attorney General settled
a lawsuit against one such
company, Corporate
Compliance Center, over
allegations that the company
misled Florida businesses
relating to the sale of corpo-
rate minutes reports and
signed agreements with two
other companies, Corporate
Minutes Compliance Service
and Corporate Minute
Services. All three compa-
nies agreed to stop their
deceptive practices in

Five tips for a more efficient business

By Ira Gostin

Being efficient in the
office can provide you
with a smoother-run-
ning operation, as well
as a little more free
time. All of these tips
may not be applicable
to all businesses, but
take a few hours and
look deep within your
business for ways to
gain back some time
and some money.
Postage Meter A
postage meter will
assist in saving you
time as well as pre-
senting your business
in a bit more profes-
sional manner. While
the meter and scale
lease do actually cost
you money, you can
eliminate trips to the
post office. For me, I
feel like I have been
given a gift of a few
hours a week! It may
sound like exaggerat-
ing, but if you consider
the drive to the post
office, standing in line,
and then driving back
to your studio or office,

Mayor Diaz

declares today

GIS day

The City of Miami's
GIS Team will host a
day of activities in cel-
ebration of GIS Day.
The event is sched-
uled for Wednesday,
November 15, from 9
a.m. 5 p.m. at the
Miami Riverside
Center, 444 SW
Second Avenue,
Miami, Florida. This
year's theme

Y o u r
to Serve You
Better. The DIAZ
event is free and open
to the public.
Mayor Manny Diaz
will recognize
Wednesday, November
15, as GIS Day as part
of National
Geographic Society's
Geography Awareness
Week celebrations.
During this world-
wide recognized day,
attendees will have
the opportunity to
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it really is a weekly
savings of time. Plus it
just looks so pro!
Organize Your
Marketing Have an
area of your office that
is dedicated to housing
your marketing mate-
rials. Even in this age
of web sites, prospec-
tive clients still want
to see your marketing
materials in person.
You need to have your
promo sheets ready to
go, with envelopes,
shipping labels and
any other materials
you will send out. Try
a shelf organizer or
some other sorting
device from your local
office supply store.
Keep Your Computer
Clean Make a point
of keeping your com-
puter clean from junk
email. Deal with
things as they come in
and don't let the Spam
build up. Deal with it
or delete it!
Insurance Are you
constantly spending
money with FedEx and
UPS on added insur-

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Huggins Bail Bond
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305-634-2233 24/7

Daryl's Banquet Hall
All occasions, weddings, parties,
etc. 1290 Ali Baba
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ance? While it. is defi-
nitely the safe route to
insure your packages,
you may be able to add
a floater policy to your
business insurance to
cover shipping. My
insurance covers loss
or damage to shipping,
loss or damage from
airline transportation,

as well as greater cov-
erage in other areas for
under ten dollars a
Treat Yourself
Creatively Once a
month or more, treat
yourself to a few hours
out of the studio. Go to
a gallery or museum or
special event. Keep

C-111 Spreader Canal -Phase 1
Basis of Design Report Amendment
Thursday, December 7, 2006

5:30 pm Open House
6:00-7:30 pm Presentation
South Dade Government Center
Room 203
10710 SW 211th Street
Miami, Florida!. ,,.

The South Florida Water Management District is
holding a WRAC Issues Workshop meeting to
discuss the Amendment to the Basis of Design
Report (BODR) for the C-Ill Spreader Canal
-Phase I and to provide an opportunity for public

Part of the Acceler8 program, the C-1l 1Spreader
Canal -Phase 1 project is located in south
Miami-Dade County. It is a multipurpose project
that provides for ecosystem restoration of
freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands and near shore
habitat, maintenance of flood protection and
recreation opportunities.

For additional information regarding this meeting,
please contact Renee DeSantis at (561)242-5520
x4075 or

For information on the Acceler8 program or to
find out more about the C-Ill Spreader Canal
-Phase I project and to view the Basis of Design
Report, please visit www.eveTgladesnow.oig.

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

Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
and bathrooms at affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Ave.

Roofing & Painting
General Home Repairs.
Repair Any Roofs. Financing
305-694-9405 or

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Low Rates-Seniors/Disabilty Discounts
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Faith Financial Group
Purchase, Refinance
100% Financing, FHA, VA Loans
Home, Business Land
Roy Freeman, Broker

City Kids Clothes
Shirts $3.99 Pants $7.99
Skorts $4.99 Jumpers $4.99
Mall of the America
Near Old Navy

your pager and cell
phone off, and just
relax. Take in the cre-
ative aura!
Ira Gostin can be
reached at

When can shopping sales cost consumers more?

PHOENIX, Ariz. The Friday
after Thanksgiving kicks off the hol-
iday shopping season. Store pro-
motions and sales lure millions
nationwide, but are you really sav-
ing by shopping sales?
Mike Sullivan, director of educa-
tion for Take Charge America, a
national non-profit credit counsel-
ing agency says sale shoppers may
be getting duped.
"If you don't need an item, don't
buy it just because it's on sale," he
said. "Many shoppers who seek out
bargains end up purchasing items
they wouldn't normally buy if they
weren't on sale. And what's worse
- shoppers who charge sale items
thinking they're getting a deal.
When you add interest rates to the
sales price, it can far exceed the
original purchase price."

According to the National Retail
Federation, U.S. shoppers are
expected to spend $791.10 each on
holiday merchandise this year.
Sullivan says much of that will end
up on credit card bills, so that
$791.10 could end up costing hun-
dreds of dollars more in the end.
Sullivan adds that you can still
feel the credit card pinch, even if you
don't purchase high-ticket items.
"A lot of little purchases can add
up very quickly," he said. "Before
making a purchase on your credit
card, ask yourself if you are willing
to pay 18 percent more than the
purchase price. If you're not, you
probably don't need it."
*Calculations apply to credit cards
with an 18 percent interest rate.
Minimum payments are considered
2.5 percent of the total balance.

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fair the chance to speak and make
an appearance at the Liberty City
Authors planned thus far are
Jeanette Stevens-El, author of a

novel about rites of passage for
breast cancer survivors on
Thursday, and Paul Robeson, Jr.
son of famed actor, singer and civil
rights activist Paul Robeson and
the author of A Black Way of
Seeing. From Liberty to Freedom on

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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of the following bid(s), which can be obtained
through the Department of Procurement Management, Vendor Assistance Unit, 111 NW 1st Street, 13th
Floor, Miami, FL 33128 (Phone: 305-375-5773). There is a non-refundable dollar fee for each bid pack-
age (see cost of each bid package below) and an additional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors
wishing to receive the bid package through the United States Postal Service. All requests by mail must
contain the bid number, title, opening date, the vendor's complete'return address and phone number
and a check for the correct dollar amount made payable to: "Miami-Dade Board of County

Vendors may choose to download the bid package(s),.free of charge,: from our Website (":
dade.av/dpm/, under "Sqlicitations Online".

Bids/proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container and will be opened promptly at the
submittal deadline. Bids/proposals received after the first bid/proposal envelope or container has been
opened will not be opened or considered. The responsibility for submitting a bid proposal to Miami-Dade
County on or before the stated time and date, is solely and strictly the responsibility of the bidder. Miami-
Dade County is not responsible for delays caused by any mail, package or courier service, including the
U.S. mail, or caused by any other occurrence.

Bid proposals from prospective vendors must be received in the Clerk of the Board Office located at 111
NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, FL 33128, by no later than 2:00 PM on the bid opening
date in order to be considered.

This bid solicitation is subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with County Ordinance No. 98-

The following bid(s) will open at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2006



PRE-BID CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ 111 NW
1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128, 16th Floor (rear conference room).

This project will be funded by State of Florida Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation (CTD).
Provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) pro-
visions 49 CFR Part 23, and all other pertinent federal provisions apply. Cost $10.00

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Annual Salary Range: $115,000 $154,111
Note: Salary Range, appointment rate and executive benefits set by CRA OMNI Resolution

DEADLINE: Friday November 24, 2006

The City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency is seeking an Executive Director who will be
responsible for the overall management of the activities of the City of Miami's Southeast Overtown /
Park West, Omni, and Midtown Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). The incumbent will be
responsible for initiating, planning and directing the implementation of the adopted redevelopment plans
in compliance with Florida Statutes Chapter 163; will require negotiation and packaging redevelopment
projects. Serves as the chief liaison to the Chair of the CRA Board and provides general management
oversight to CRA initiatives. Performs related duties as required.

Bachelors degree (or higher), a Master's Degree is preferred from an accredited college/university in
Business or Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Urban Planning or other closely relat-
ed field and thorough (4-7 years) experience. Ability to coordinate public systems with private sector

The ideal candidate should have experience in general construction, construction management, real
estate, economic development, public relations, urban revitalization; also requires knowledge of finan-
cial packaging for development projects, budget preparation, knowledge of the State of Florida
Community Redevelopment Act, and the ability to work with the public, developers and elected officials.
AD# 10598

P. 0. Box 330708
Miami, FL 33233-0708

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interact with the GIS
team, ask questions,
learn how GIS
Information System)
technology helps
improve services to
the community, how
to request maps on
the Internet, raffles
and more.
Held each year on
the Wednesday of
National Geographic
Society's Geography
Awareness Week
(November 12-18,
2006), GIS Day is a
global event that cele-
brates geographic
information system
(GIS) technology, the
innovative technology
that uses geography
to bring countless
benefits to the world.
GIS Day provides an
opportunity for those
curious about GIS to
see its applications in
action. A GIS is a
computer-based map-
ping tool that takes
information from a
database about a loca-
tion, such as streets,
buildings, water fea-
tures, and terrain,
and turns it into visu-
al layers. The ability to
see geographic fea-
tures on a map gives
users a better under-
standing of a particu-
lar location, enabling
planners, analysts,
and others to make
informed decisions
about their communi-
GIS Day serves to
make people aware of
GIS technology and
the important contri-
butions it is making in
the fields of science,
technology, informa-
tion, and the humani-
ties. It Is a grassroots

event and a reflection
of the enthusiasm and
commitment of indi-
vidual GIS users
For more informa-
tion, contact Ruth
D a g n a n
or 305-416-1613.

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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dom. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a daily basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
Interested parties may also visit or call:
Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773
There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.
These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.



Sealed responses will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her
office located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Fl. 33133 for
the following:
(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 11/22/06)
Detailed specifications for this request for qualification are available upon
request at the City of Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue,
Sixth Floor, Miami, Florida 33130 or download from City's website at or by telephone number 305-416-1906.
NANCE NO. 12271.
Pete Hernandez
City Manager

AD NO. 10258



The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is requesting individual
sealed bids to be submitted for construction services for system-wide land-
scaping improvements, including new trees, shrubs, and plant material to
be installed. The bidder shall be pre-qualified by the Florida Department
Transportation ("FDOT") under the Florida Administrative Code in the
Landscaping Class; or have completed at least three (3) landscaping proj-
ect equal or greater than $250,000 for FDOT or a Florida local government
within the last five (5) years. MDX notifies all Bidders and individuals that it
requires and encourages small, minority and women-owned businesses to
have full opportunity to submit a response to any solicitation document
issued by MDX. For copies of ITB with complete information on the scope
of services as well as submittal requirements, please log onto our web site: or call MDX Procurement Office at 305-637-3277.
Please note: In order to download any MDX solicitations, you must register
as a vendor. The vendor registration can only be done through MDX's web-
site. However Bidders may also obtain copies of the ITB by contacting
MDX. Deadline for submitting a Bid Package is December 20, 2006 by
2:00 P.M., Eastern Time. A MANDATORY Pre-bid conference is sched-
uled for November 29, 2006. Attendance to the Pre-bid conference IS

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, the City of Miami will be conducting an election for candidates inter-
ested in serving on the Overtown Advisory Board/Overtown Community Oversight Board. Voting by
secret ballot will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Culmer Center located at 1600 N.W. 3rd
Avenue. There are five (5) seats available for election, based upon Chapter 2, Article XI, Sec. 2-
1052(c.) of the City of Miami Code.
Individuals desirous of making nominations for membership to the Overtown Advisory Board MUST
Be 18 years of age or older, and:
Be a resident of the Overtown Area; or
Own property or operate a business in the Overtown Area; or
Be an employee or Board Member of a community development corporation or a community based
organization located in and providing services to the Overtown Area; or
Operate or be an employee of a business in the Overtown Area.
Nomination forms are available at the Overtown N.E.T. Office, located at 1490 N.W. 3rd Avenue
(305-372-4550). Completed nomination forms must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, to the Overtown N.E.T. Office.
Those candidates who are nominated must attend a candidate qualifying meeting from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, in the Culmer Center, located at 1600 N.W. 3rd Avenue. In
the event, for reasonable cause, a potential nominee cannot be present at the candidate qualifying
meeting, he/she can be considered for nomination if he/she notifies the City Clerk, Priscilla A.
Thompson, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133, in writing, at least five (5) working days prior
to the election of the reason for his/her absence.
Proof of qualification for candidates (see above requirements) must be provided at the qualifying meet-
ing (driver's license, lease, deed, payroll stub, etc.). Proof of qualification for electors is the same as
stated above.
For further information please call Pamela Burns at 305-250-5367 or Dwight Danie at 305-250-5358.
Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#16152) City Clerk

A special runoff election will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2006,
from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the City of Miami, Florida, at the polling
places in the several election precincts in District 2 designated by the
Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, at which
election the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes shall be
elected to the office of Commissioner for District 2 of the City of Miami,
Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15800) City Clerk

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State of Florida Certified Firefighters Trainee Rate: $34,130 Annually ($1,313 Bi-weekly)



NATURE OF WORK: This is specialized work in the protection of life and property through the provi-
sion of firefighting and emergency medical rescue services or in specialized fire service functions of the
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Duties include, but are not limited to, combat firefighting, emer-
gency medical rescue work, and fire prevention activities. Over 75% of call volume is medical related.
Must be able to work variable shifts.
High school diploma or GED. Official transcripts (GED test scores) must be submitted with out-of-state
Must be 18 years of age at time of application.
State of Florida Paramedic (EMT-P) Certification
State of Florida Certified Firefighter Certification

PROOF OF AGE such as a Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, Driver license, Passport, or
State Issued Identification Card. -
PROOF OF EDUCATION. High school diploma or GED. Official transcripts (GED test scores) must be
submitted with out-of-state GED.
ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION such as a Driver license, State Issued Identification Card,
Certificate of Naturalization, or Passport.
Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans when applicable. Those claiming this pref-
erence must submit documentation of eligibility for preference, such as a copy of a DD Form 214
(Member-4), Certificate of Discharge, and Statement of Eligibility from the armed force(s) (Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marine Corps, and/or Coast Guard of the United States). The DD Form 214 (Member-4),
Certificate of Discharge, and Statement of Eligibility must include wartime dates of service and an "hon-
orable" discharge. In addition to the DD Form 214 (Member-4), Certificate of Discharge, or Statement
of Eligibility, those who are claiming preference as a disabled veteran must provide a recent letter (with-
in one year) from the Department of Veteran's Affairs or Department of Defense stating the percentage
of their service-connected disability. All veterans are required to complete a Veteran's Preference Claim
Form at the time of application.




8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Monday, November 13, 2006 to Saturday,
November 18, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006 to
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006 to
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street
Miami, Florida
Parking: Rear of the Building Free


Applicants who are conditionally offered employment must pass a pre-employment comprehensive
medical evaluation which includes National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards in effect at
the time of the examination and alcohol and drug screening. All results from the medical examination
remain non-users of tobacco products throughout their career in the uniformed ranks. As a condition of
continued employment, certification as a State of Florida Firefighter and Paramedic must be maintained
current and valid throughout the employee's career in the sworn personnel service. In addition, and as
a condition of continued employment, employees hired through this intake process must obtain their
medical protocols from the Department's Medical Director before the end of their probationary period.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 2-11.17 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, sworn
classifications in the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department are not required to establish and
maintain residency in Miami-Dade County.



Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of Miami. City Clerk's office located at City Hall, First Floor,
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 until November 29th, 2006 at 10:00 AM for the follow-

RFP No: 05-06-107


Any Proposals received after the above stated date and time or delivered to a different address/ depart-
ment/ division will not be considered and will be returned to the Proposer unopened.

RFP documents containing detailed requirements may be obtained from the City of Miami Capital
Improvements & Transportation webpage at Any firms
obtaining the document from the webpage should notify the person identified below to ensure receipt of
any addenda and/or notifications. It is the sole responsibility of-all firms to ensure the receipt of any
addendum and it is recommended that firms periodically check the CIT webpage for updates and the
issuance of addenda.

It is MANDATORY that prospective Proposers attend a Pre-Bid meeting and site visit in order to be eli-
gible to submit a Proposal. A Pre-Bid meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2006 at the
Orange Bowl Stadium Athletic Club beginning at 8:30 AM. Proposers who attended the first Pre-Bid
meeting on October 5 2006 are not required to attend the second meeting; however, in light of the
changes to the RFP attendance is strongly recommended.

The RFP may also be obtained via e-mail or in person by contacting:

Hamilton Hicks.
Department of Capital Improvements & Transportation
444 SW 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor
Miami, Florida 33130

The City has a CD-ROM available of some of the as-built documents if desired. A copy of the CD-ROM
is available for $250.00. Please note that receipt of the as built drawings is not required in order to pre-
pare a responsive submittal.
,The GCity of'Miamiireserves the,,right towwaive any informalities or minor irregularities; reject any',and all",
Proposals which are incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contain additions which are not allowed;
accept or reject any proposal in whole or in part with or without cause; and accept the proposal(s) which
best serves the City.


Sealed written Proposals must be received by the City of Miami, City Clerk's Office, no later than
the date, time and at the location indicated above for receipt. Submittal of Proposals by fax is
not acceptable. One original and twelve (12) copies plus one (1) copy in digital form (on CD-ROM
in pdf file or similar format) of your Proposal and sets of Proposal forms must be returned to the
City or your Proposal may be disqualified.

Ad No. 13819 City of Miami RFP No. 05-06-107


In compliance with Chapter 2, Article XI, Sec. 2-1052(d.) of the City of Miami Code, not earlier than thir-
ty (30) days from this day, the commissioner of City of Miami District 5 shall appoint five (5) members
to the Overtown Community Oversight Board, and the mayor of the city shall appoint one member. In
addition, the District 5 city commissioner shall appoint one (1) youth member and the Overtown
Community Oversight Board shall appoint one (1) youth board member.

With the exception of the youth board members, each person appointed to the Overtown Community
Oversight Board, must be eighteen (18) years of age or older, and:
1. Reside in the Overtown Area; or
2. Own property or operate a business in the Overtown Area; or
3. Be an employee or board member of a community based organization or community development
corporation located in and providing services to the Overtown Area; or
4. Operate or be employee of a business in the Overtown Area.

Each youth appointed to the Overtown Community Oversight Board shall be deemed qualified if he/she
is more than 14 and less than 19 years of age; and:
1. Resides in the Overtown Area; and
2. Attends an accredited educational institution in the Overtown Area.

The public and professional or citizen organizations having interest in and knowledge of the Overtown
Area are encouraged to solicit and to submit to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida, 33133, a completed nomination form indicating the name, address and qualifica-
tions of persons for consideration as prospective appointees to the Overtown Advisory Board/Overtown
Community Oversight Board. Official nomination forms are available at the Overtown N.E.T. Office
located at 1490 N.W. 3rd Avenue or at the Office of the City Clerk or the City Clerk's website at

All nominations must be received by December 1st, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. The names and qualifications
of persons submitted to the City Clerk, together with any names and qualifications submitted by the
District 5 commissioner, the mayor and the Overtown Community Oversight Board will be available for
public review in the Office of the City Clerk on December 4th, 2006. The city commission will consider
the confirmation of the appointments at the city commission meeting presently scheduled for December
14th, 2006.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#16151) City Clerk

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Office Space
Prime Golden Glades
From $260 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600
Furnished RoomS
1338 NW 68th Street
One room available.
Call 305-693-1017 or
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104
or 786-286-7455
3030 NW 45th Street
.Utilities included, $85 weekly,
$200 to move in. Call 786-
357-4002 or 305-634-7360
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Nice room $125 weekly
7200 N.E. Miami Court
Clean room, private bath and
entrance.$425 per month.
Call 305-479-3632
9119 NW 25th Avenue
A/C, $90 per week, $500 to
move in. Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912
Furnished room for rent $600
with house priviliges close to
Pro-Player Stadium.
Call 305-319-1834.
North Miami Beach
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entrance, close to 163rd MIAMI AREA
Street Mall single, working 5200 N.W. 26th Avenue
occupant with work refer- Two bedrooms, $700, Sec-
ence. Call 305-956-9184 tion 8 Welcome.
......... i Call 305-634-3545
100 N.W. 14th Street 795 N W 58 Street. one bed-
Fully furnished, utilities and room, one bath, newly reno-
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN), vated. $600 monthly $1800
free local and nationwide moves you in. Section 8
call- okay. Call 786-975-6800 or
ing, property protected by se- 954-458-9200.
curity camera 24 hours. $210 MIAMI
weekly, $690 monthly. One, to four bedrooms
Call 305-751-6232 available. Section 8
1120 N.W. 89TH STREET Welcome.
$450 monthly. Fully furnish- Call 786-285-0072
ed. One person only. Call: Ninth Street Apartments
305-693-9427 One bedroom, one bath.
2251 N.W. 94th Street (rear) $450, air conditioning.
Clean and furnished, all utilit- 305-358-1617
ies included, for one person,
$500 a month, $1250 moves NORTH DADE/NW AREA
you in. Call 954-802-2423 One bedroom, $525 easy
9200 N.W. 25th Avenue move in. Two bedrooms,
With a/c, private entrance, $675, three bedrooms $825
utilities .included, $440 .-a,,nPew tile, appliances, kitchen,
month, first, last and security. s6*Rnrty bars. 305-944-2101
Call 305-691-2703 or RENTER'S PARADISE
305-303-9912 NW MIAMI
954 N.W. 47th Street (rear) Efficiency and three bed-
Large efficiency for rent. rooms Section 8 Welcome
$600monthly; $1200 to move Call 786-286-2540.
in. Call 305-625-1606. ORCHARD VILLA APTS.
One bedroom, one bath, tile, 1256 NW 58 Terrace
a/c, $600 a month, utilities in- Free water, gas, security
cluded. Call 786-271-0639 bars and iron gate doors,
NORTH MIAMI $430 monthly. Two
NORTH MIAMI bedrooms, $480 monthly.
Efficiency for rent $525 Apply at:
monthly,utilities included 2651 NW 50th Street
305-778-2914 Call 305-638-3699
Apartments Overtown, Liberty City
Opa Locka, Brownsville
101 N.E. 78th Street Apartments, Duplexes.
Three and two bedrooms, Houses, efficiency, one
from $850 monthly, with two and three bedrooms
parking. Section 8 welcome!! Many with appliances
Call 786-326-7424 Same day approval
~~____~~___Call for information
1459 N.W. 60th Street 305-642-7080
One bedroom, one bath, Capital Rental Agency, Inc
brand new appliances, tiledI- I
floors. Section 8 welcome. WILDROSE
$600 monthly, $1200 moves Large, two and three bed-
you in. Call 954-709-4828 rooms e ail hle. All annlian-

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
included. Free twenty-seven
inch flat screen TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

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
1811 Ali-Baba Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 monthly.
Call 954-704-0094
2407 N.W. 135 ST
$200 OFF!
Large one bedroom, $695.
Newly renovated with cen-
tral air.
Call 305-769-0146
2950 NW 64th Street #U
Upstairs, super large, newly
renovated, three bedrooms,
one bath, $985 monthly plus
Call 305-610-7051
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
6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, large
clean one bedroom, one
bath, new kitchen cabinets,
free water and appliances.
Call 786-419-6613

ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

1320 N.E. 117th Street
Available two bedrooms, two
baths, Section 8 welcome.
Call Dennis 954-434-1130
1375 N.W. 58th Terrace
Huge! two bedrooms, one
bath, with central air, security
bars, new appliances, in door
laundry room, $900 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-490-7033
15803 N.W. 38th Place
Section 8 Ready
Clean and lovely two bed-
rooms, tile, appliances, bars,
central air, $950 monthly.
Other locations available.
Call now 305-621-6128
2020 NW 93rd Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air, appliances, secur-
ity bars. Landlord pays water.
Tenant pays all other utilities
and yard maintenance. Back-
ground check required, $985
monthly, first and last plus
$985 security. $2955 moves
you in.
Call John 305-620-5604 or
2231 N.W. 82 Street
Two bedroom, one bath, cen-
tral air. $900 monthly. NO
Section 8.
Call 305 685-9909
2425 NW 104th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1295 a month, $1800 to
move in. No Section 8.
7000 N.W. 5th Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1200 monthly. First and se-
curity. Section 8 welcome.
786-399-8557 or

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6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, .one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
One bedroom apartment.
Section 8. Call 305-754-7776

One and two bedrooms.,
from $455-$530 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking, $595-$675
1315 N.E. Miami Court

Eighth Street Apartments
and a half months, one
bedroom, one bath, air
conditioning $450.
786-236-1144/ 786-298-

One bedroom, one bath,
$500 a month. Asking first
month and deposit.
Call 305-717-3343

3273 N W 52 STREET
Three bedrooms two bath
house, central air, $1200

4643 NW 16th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
By application only.
Call: 305-638-5946 or
18th Ave. NW 94th St.
Four bedrooms, one bath,
utlity room, $1150 monthly.
771 NW 52nd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 a month. 954-704-0094
8001 NW 11th Court
One bedroom, one bath
$600 monthly. Section 8
881 NW 107 STREET
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$14000 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. 786-374-5541
2145 N W 100 Street. two
bedrooms, one bath, tile,
blinds, laundry room, new
kitchen. $1000 monthly. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 786-285-4056
One bedroom, one bath,
$850 and two bedrooms, one
bath, $1150. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 954-435-8179
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near bus transportation,
$750 monthly. First, and last
to move in. Adults Only!
Call 786-514-0175
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
1182 N.W 30th Street'it ?
One bedroom
125 NW 73rd Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
fullly renovated, $1300
monthly, first and last. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 305-751-4241
weekend 305-620-1873
1321 NW 82 STREET
Four bedroom, one bath
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590
1321 N.W. 44 Street
Newly renovated house.
Four bedrooms, two baths
withcentral air.
Please call 305-345-8817
1647 N E 124 LANE
Two bedrooms, one bath,
huge living and dining room.
New tile floors, all
appliances. Near schools
and shopping, $1250
monthly For appointment call
17340 NW 18th Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths
Call 954-704-0094

1758 N E 174 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath
with stove, refrigerator, air,
washer and dryer. $925.

17730 NW 33 COURT
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Family Room large enclosed
utility room. Fully upgraded
interior, fenced yard with
double driveway. $1700
2334 N.W. 152nd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
newly constructed, bars,
near schools and bus stops.
$1,650 monthly. Section 8
OK. Call 786-399-8557
2481 NW 140 Street
Three bedrooms one bath.
$1000 monthly. No Section
Call 305-267-9449
2520 N.W. 141st Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome.
Call Denise 305-732-9875 or
2701 NW 179th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Call 786-312-5339 or
2821 N.W. 171 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1300 monthly. Available De-
cember 1,2006.

2969 N.W. 98 Street, newly
remodeled inside, $1500 a
month, first, last and security.
10th Ave. NW 107th St.
Five bedrooms, three baths,
central air, $1450 monthly.

69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Three bedrooms Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
7753 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, central air,
and all appliances included.
Free 27" flat screen TV.
Call Joel at
8325 NW 10 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths,
den ,applicances, carpet,
new kitchen. No Section 8,
$1200 monthly. $3000 move
Call 305-625-8428

9135 N.W. 4th Avenue
Remodeled, one bedroom,
one bath. Section 8
Call 786-285-8872

920 NW 89th Street
Three bedroom, one bath.
Cozy home, central air, huge
yard, nice, quiet neighbor-
hood. $1350 monthly.
Call Diana 305-785-7636.
Beautiful three and four bed-
rooms available.
Call Ted
3621 N.W. 194th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$975 monthly. Section 8 Wel-
come. Call 305-761-5256

Three bedroom house for
rent. Section 8 Preferred.
Call 305-754-6564

1491 NW 45 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Newly remodeled .with
Call 305-762-2970
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 monthly, $2200 to
move in. 305-757-8597 or

Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, fenced, bars; ap-
pliances and more, $1350
monthly. Section 8 Welcome.
Call Manny 305-409-2570

Three bedrooms two baths,
wood flopirS p lovely hgrhme,
washer on premises, some
new appliances including
dishwasher. Ready to move-
in, $1850. Call 305-479-1502

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142 N.W. 144th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with den, fully renovated,
central air, large fence yard.
$1550 monthly Section 8
okay! Call 305-710-5160

565 N E 131 Street
Three bedrooms one bath
with Florida Room. Great
location, parking. $1400
monthly. Section 8 Welcome.

1460 N.W. 175 Street.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1650 monthly, plus security.
Call 954-704-0094

2381 N W 99 Street
Gorgeous four bedrooms,
two baths, completely
renovated. Big rooms, huge
yard. Excellent neighborhood
$1550 monthly.
Call Diana 305-785-7636.

570 NW 30th Street
Two and four bedrooms
available. Section 8
Call Ted 954-274-6944 or
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Five bedrooms, three baths,
central air, and appliances
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$1250 a month, second floor,
close to schools.
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Three bedrooms, one bath,
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down and $999 monthly
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Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
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1930 N.W. 192nd Terrace
Six bedrooms, three baths,
pool, corner lot, new paint
and more. Try $2900 down
and $1295 monthly. (good
credit required) $329K.
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20921 N W 30 Court
Beautiful three bedrooms,
one and a half baths with
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2101 NW 87 STREET
"Pretty" two bedrooms, one
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2334 N.W. 152nd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
newly constructed, bars,
near schools and bus stops,
$220K. Call 786-399-8557
2335 N.W. 88th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, tiled floors. Try $1900
down and $995 (godd credit
required) $249K.
NDI Realtors
2340 NW 152nd Street
Beautiful four bedrooms, two
baths, central air, covered
parking, tiled floors, master
bedroom with bathroom,
bars. $199,995.
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3031 NW 87 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
new paint, new kitchen. Try
$1900 down and $999
monthly (good credit re-
quired). $279K. NDI Realtors
3971 NW 176 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two bath,
den, everything new, iron
fence. Try $3500 down and
$1349 monthly (good credit
required). $299K.
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4910 NW 170 Street
Four bedrooms, two bath,
central air, new windows. Try
$1900 down and $1090
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Three bedrooms, one bath,
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$1900 down and $999
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790 N W 64 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths
totally renovated all new ap-
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Tri-level three bedrooms, two
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Three bedrooms, two baths
plus in-law quarters. Walk to
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Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Council Conference Meeting: TBA
CRA Meeting: 2'" Floor Council Chambers, 7:00 PM
. Regular City Council Meeting: 2" Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Location: 17011 N.E, 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach
All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

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

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the
date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.
"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."
"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums
011-GG04 12/12/2006 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): A Pre-Proposal
NO. 011-GG04 ENTERPRISE Conference will be
RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) held on Tuesday,
SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND November 28, 2006 at
1450 NE 2nd Ave,
Room 559, Miami, FL.

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

NOVEMBER 21, 2006

Thursday, 11/16/06 Miami-Dade County 1. Logic and Accuracy Test of the touch
10:00 a.m. Elections Department screen and optical scan voting
2700 NW 870 Ave. systems to be used for precincts and
Miami, FL paper ballots .
S2. Authorization for Miami-0ade rnty,
Supervisor of Electlons-to bpen valid
absentee ballots

Friday, 11/17/06 Miami-Dade County 1. Begin opening of absentee ballots
8:00 a.m. Elections Department 2. Begin duplication of ballots
2700 NW 87r Ave. (as needed)
Miami, FL

Monday, 11/20/06. Miami-Dade County 1. Continue opening of absentee ballots
8:00 a.m. Elections Department 2. Continue duplication (as needed)
2700 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL

Tuesday, 11/21/06 Miami-Dade County 1. Pre-count Logic and Accuracy Test
4 p.m. to completion Elections Department of the optical scan system used for
2700 NW 87th Ave. paper ballots
Miami, FL 1. Absentee ballots opening and
2. Continue duplication of ballots
(as needed)
3. Canvassing of presumed Invalid
absentee ballots
4. Tabulation of results
5. Certification of unofficial results
6. Post-count Logic and Accuracy Test
of the optical scan system used for
.. ______. absentee and provisional ballots
Friday, 11/24/06 Miami-Dade County 1. Canvassing and processing of
4:00 p.m. to Elections Department provisional ballots (as needed)
completion 2700 NW 87t Ave. 2. Certification of official results,
SMiami, FL including provisional ballots

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
City Clerk

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