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Publication Date: November 29, 2006
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Housing Coalition demands

'Homes for

the Holidays'

None of the Scott Carver residents have moved into
the newly constructed units. I know for a fact that no one
has even contacted me about moving back in." -InezFulton

By Brandyss Howard
Just before Thanksgiving, former
Scott Carver residents rallied in
front of the Hope VI headquarters
in Liberty City to demand 'homes
for the holidays.' The coalition's
efforts are a result of many resi-
dents disgruntled over the lack of
housing that was promised to them
through Hope VI. The project has
resulted in 15 newly constructed
homes, however, none of the Scott
Carver residents have been moved
in. "No justice, No peace," the
crowd chanted.
Herschell Haines, member of the
Model City Homeowners
Association and the Heart and Soul
Coalition, stood at the podium to
encourage residents to continue

fighting for their homes. "We need
to keep this fight going. If change
doesn't come right away, we need
to keep going until we get what is
right," said Haines.
Former Scott Carver resident
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Opa-locka's Terence Pinder

charged with corruption

Faces six felony charges

Opa-locka Vice Mayor,
Terence Pinder, was
charged yesterday with
six felony counts. He sur-
rendered to authorities
who claim that Pinder is
guilty of two counts of
Official Misconduct, three
counts of Grand Theft
and one count of Petit
Theft. All of these charges
are felonies under Florida
Pinder first gained
recognition as a long-time
community activist in the
City of Opa-locka and
served" as the vice presi-
dent of the Westside
Homeowners Association.
In 2004, he was elected
as Vice Mayor with the
highest number of vdtes
of all the candidates for
the Opa-locka
During his first year in
term, Pinder was publicly
scrutinized after the expo-
sure of the city's hiring of
a registered sex offender
to oversee the city's com-
puter system. Officials


claimed that Pinder nomi-
nated the man for the
position, a claim in which
he adamantly denies.
Pinder was taken into
custody for using city
funds for personal gain.
The 33-year-old is
accused of spending gov-
ernment money on per-
sonal expenses such as a
$375 hotel stay with his
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stand firm on felon ban repeal?
By Brandyss Howard civil rights after the
term of
Now that the election for their incar-
Governor is well over, declar- c e r a t i o n
ing Charlie Crist as the win- and related
ner, many Black Floridians conditions
are left wondering if he will have been
make good on a promise to completed.
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County Commission elects new powerful chairman

Special To The Times
County government has a
new leader in Commissioner
Bruno Barreiro, the 40 year
old former state legislator
who was first elected in
1998. Barbara Jordan, a for-
mer Assistant County
Manager, was unanimously
elected as Vice Chair.

Barreiro and Jordan will be
sworn in Dec. 19, just before

the commission's holiday
break, and will actively
begin their roles in January.
Barreiro was elected by a
close 7-6 vote. Voting for
Barreiro were
Commissioners Martinez,
Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Javier
Souto, Dorrin Rolle, Natacha
Seijas and Audrey
Edmonson. Moss received

the votes of Katy Sorenson,
Rebecca Sosa, Barbara
Jordan, Carlos Gimenez and
Sally Heyman. Each nomi-
nee, of course, voted for
The vote received some
opposition in the Black com-
munity because had either
Edmonson or Rolle voted dif
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New York, Atlanta shootings

and cover-ups reminder of

Martin Lee Anderson
Recent killings of Black citizens under questionable
circumstances is not foreign to the Black communi-
ty, whether the shooting was of a 91 year old woman
in Atlanta, a young 23-year-old leaving from his bachelor
social on the day of his wedding or a 14 year old who just
arrived at a boot camp. What angers many is how those who
are paid to enforce the law will use stereotypes to cover up
their misdeeds and lend credibility to the belief that police
are enemies, not friends of the Black community.
The charges and arrests of the
In Atlanta 88-year-old Kathryn Johnston was killed by
police after they broke into her house with a 'no-knock' war-
rant and she shot in apparent defense of her home. The
police claimed that an informant had bought drugs at her
house from a man named Sam, who kept surveillance cam-
The police informant has now told an Atlanta television
station that police had asked him to lie to provide them
cover for the shooting. He says he never went to the house
or bought drugs from anyone at Ms. Johnston's home. He
has now gone into protective custody and the FBI has taken
over investigation of the case. Still police found it easy to
portray even an aged Black woman as a drug dealer who
deserved killing rather than an aged, fearful Black woman
who rarely left her house, as her neighbors described her.
New York City Police Commissioner depended on stereo-
types of young Black men to explain how police came to kill
23 year old Sean Bell on the morning of his wedding day.
Police shot 50 rounds at the groom's car as he drove from
his bachelor party at a club. Two passengers, who were with
him, were also shot; one of them shot 11 times.
Kelly first claimed that a fourth person had escaped from
the bullet riddled car. He then said that one of the men
might have had a gun even though no weapon was found in
the car. Commissioner Kelly also said that one of his under-
cover men had heard someone in the club talk about getting
a gun. Kelly then stated that the officers had fired because
Bell hit one of their cars and continued to hit another as the
officers fired upon them. Kelly does not see the significance
of the non-uniformed, undercover officers and unmarked
police cars impacting on men who were trying to protect
themselves. The stereotypical thug would not fear such a
circumstance and so trying to get away would only happen
if the young Black men had done something wrong.
Perhaps Kelly and other law enforcement officers should
take note of what happened to those law enforcement offi-
cers in the Martin Lee Anderson case, who were aided in
their cover-up by a good old boy Medical Examiner who
determined that the 14 year old had died of a 'Black dis-
ease,' the sickle cell anemia trait. On yesterday, the truth
came closer to light and the consequences of covering up for
bad law enforcement came home to roost.
Law enforcement is a hard job and a tough task.
Community support is necessary to do it effectively.
Mistakes, even fatal ones can be forgiven, but cover-ups
and use of stereotypical portrays of those one is sworn to
protect can never be allowed. No matter what badge one

Richards needs to find

source of his racial slurs
Once lost my cool and let a boss really have it. In my
rage, every bad thought I had ever had about him sped
past my brain and spilled out of my mouth, rushing
like a river rapid, unstoppable and untamed. You name it, I
went there.
Could that be what happened to Michael Richards the
other night when he launched into that outrageous tirade at
a Los Angeles comedy club? It's obvious that he lost his cool
after being heckled during his bit. But whence came the
ammunition -- the racial obscenities and threats?
I knew where my slings and arrows had come from. I had
never given voice to the thoughts, but they had been
bunkered in my mind for a long time. Verily, those were not
unfamiliar notions.
But Richards claims his bigoted insults came out of no
where. To hear him tell it, his own words were like that
creature in the "Alien" movies that takes harbor inside an
unwitting person then one day bursts through the flesh. In
those scenes, no one is more shocked or hysterical than the
Essentially, that's what Richards is saying -- he didn't
know the monster was in him. It's the same excuse Mel
Gibson used a few months ago after spraying arresting offi-
cers with anti-Semitic invective. He too disclaimed his own
words as foreign.
Isn't it something how these first-time offenders are so
articulate, so nimble with racist vitriol? Gibson's Jew-bash-
ing tantrum was laced with stereotypes. Richards spewed
"nigger" repeatedly, then threw in some references to lynch-
ing for good measure. No long time, fire-breathing
Klansman could have done better.
Since Richards is not an acclaimed actor and is little
known except for his wacky "Kramer" character in the
"Seinfeld" sitcom, his performance that night cannot be
chalked up to his acting chops. And if he had picked up the
language from a script somewhere, he surely would have
blamed it on that by now.
Indeed, he may not know where his hateful words came
from, but common sense tells us that they did not debut in
his head that night. Others share this suspicion. Of all of
Jesse Jackson's descriptions for Richards' comments -
"hateful" and "sick" among them his most insightful was
"deep-seated." Apparently, Jackson knows too that
Richards might never have talked that way before, but he
had thought the thought.
On Jackson's radio show, Richards said he was "shat-
tered" by what he had said and offered an apology to the
Black men he had targeted. It's a start. But, if he knows
what's good for him, he will want to do more than tour the
remorse circuit. He will find out where that stuff came from

and do his best to purge it. Otherwise, it will either escape
again and maybe more dangerously so the next time or
it will poison him, rendering him unable to feel safe or
happy or free.
He'd be wise to get to work on it because, this time, it only
cost him a few gigs and some blows to his reputation.
It could have been a lot worse.
Deborah Mathis, B!

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Former Scott Carver residents protest 'Hope VI' is a failure

continued from 1A
Patricia Brooks told The
Miami Times that she was a
flood victim who was relocat-

my job later that year and
missed two payments. They
foreclosed on the house and
me and my four boys had no
where to go," said Fulton.
She expressed her frustra-

me about moving back in,
concluded Fulton.
The protest ended with
coalition members placing
their picket signs in front of
the headquarters.
Representatives from com-
munity organizations such
as Power U and The Miami
Workers Center told The
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continue advocating for
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ed to 'Pork 'n Beans' (also
called Liberty Square) in
2000. "I was told that I would
be one of the first to receive
housing and rental assis-
tance, but to this day I
haven't gotten anything,"
said Brooks. She continued
by stating that she cannot
afford to live in the unit
where she presently resides
and that this makes it even
more difficult to have nice
holidays with her family.
"This is horrible. Help us get
our home back. Even if it's
not in Scott, at least some-
where we can afford," con-
cluded Brooks.
Inez Fulton told The Miami
Times that she was in Scott
Carver for four years when
one of the representatives
from the HOPE VI project
contacted her about poten-
tial homeownership. "I lost

tion with having to live in a
church without the money,
food or facilities to cook.
"This will be a bad holiday
season. None of the Scott
Carver residents have moved
into the newly constructed
units. I know for a fact that
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Northwest 22 Avenue renamed in honor of Betty Ferguson

By Brandyss Howard
bhoward(( Earlier this month, Miami-
Dade County Commissioner
Barbara J. Jordan hosted a cer-
emony in Miami Gardens honor-
ing Former County
Commissioner Betty T.
An official co-designation of
Northwest 22nd Avenue, previ-
ously All Baba, north to NW 183
Street/Miami Gardens Drive will
now be called Betty T. Ferguson
Boulevard. Commissioner
Jordan released the following
statement regarding the co-des-
ignation, "Former Commissioner
Betty Ferguson has had a
tremendous and positive impact
on this community and in the
lives of its residents. It has been
my delight to work with her for
many years and it is my distinct
pleasure to be able to honor her
in this way."
Ferguson was born and raised
in Miami and elected in 1993 as
the County Commissioner for
District 1 and held the position
for 11 years. Ferguson was a
veteran activist and college pro-
fessor who fought to bring about
several positive changes within
the community including funds
for Carol City Community
Center; a recreation center at
Carol City Park; and directed

$20 million to be used for side-
walk improvements, drainage
and safer routes for students to
travel for school. Ferguson also
founded Unrepresented People's
Positive Action Council (UP-
PAC,) which meets for a commu-
nity breakfast forum to discuss
the concerns of Miami residents.
Ferguson initially became
known countywide in her fight
to prevent the construction of
Robbie Stadium until the con-
cerns of the community were
Jordan also stated that
Ferguson is one of the reasons
why Miami has district elections
and called her the fighter and
warrior for District. 1. "When I
was the assistant county man-
ager, Betty taught me so much
about fighting and never giving
up. It is my pleasure to honor
her for the enormous things she
has done," said Jordan. She
continued by stating that it was
fitting that Ferguson was one of
the last people honored by the
Late Ms. Athalie Range.
Master of Ceremonies and
Ferguson's nephew, criminal
attorney Larry Handfield, said
he felt blessed to experience
such a wonderful day. "When I
think about my aunt, I think
about the fact that she has
always taught me that we' can
ill-afford to sit on the side lines,"

said Handfield. He continued by
stating that during her tenure as
a public official and as a resident
of Miami, Ferguson refused to be
caught sitting on the sidelines
complaining without making

changes. "In this special occa-
sion, history is being made by
recognizing a person who didn't
want fame; she just wanted to
make a difference," said

Mayor of Opa-locka, Joseph
Kelly, stated that he is thankful
to Ferguson for showing a sin-
cere passion to the citizens of
Opa-locka and that she is a
model for other public offi-

cials. "What do you say to a
woman that has touched so
many lives? Thank you,
Thank you, Thank you!" said
Ferguson addressed the
audience by stating that she
was truly honored and hum-
bled by the occasion.
"Ceremonies like this usually
don't happen until the person
is dead. Thank you for giving
me my flowers while I am still
able to smell them," said
Ferguson. She thanked the
other commissioners for their
super-majority vote required
to approve the co-designation.
She also thanked the City of
Opa-locka for their support
and stated that she was proud
to be a member of the commu-
nity. Almost coming to tears,
Ferguson said, "I grew up just
a few blocks from here. I love
this community so much
because it's a part of me. I
never imagined that 22nd Ave
would bear my name."
After recognizing individual
family members for their love
and support, Ferguson con-
cluded by saying, "When you
are honored for standing up
for your community, it tells
the upcoming generation that
you have a right, and owe it to
your neighbors to stand up
and support it as well."

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elected Dade Legislative Chair

On Friday, November 17,
2006, the Miami-Dade County
Legislative Delegation, one of the
State's largest, elected State
Senator Frederica S. Wilson (D)
as Chairman for the 2006-2007
term and Representative Juan
C. Zapata (R) as Vice-Chairman.
Senator Wilson, currently the
Democratic Minority Whip,
serves as Vice-Chair of Domestic


Security, Criminal Justice
Committee, Education
Committee and the Health and
Human Services Appropriations.
She was first elected to the
Senate in 2002, and previously
served in the House of
Representatives from 1998-
2002. Wilson held the position

of Vice-Chairman of the
Legislative Delegation for the
past three years.
Senator Wilson stated, "I am
honored that my colleagues
have chosen me as their
Chairman and look forward to
continuing the spirit of unity in
a delegation which is not only
the largest in the state, but also
the most ethnically and politi-
cally diverse. I also look forward
to working with all of our mem-
bers in .a bi-partisan effort for
the betterment of Miami-Dade
County and the State of Florida."
Representative Juan C.
Zapata (R) was elected Vice-
Chair for the 2006-2007 term.
Zapata currently serves as
Chairman of the Florida
Hispanic Legislative Caucus;
Vice-Chair of Health Care
General Committee; member of
Agriculture & Environmental
Appropriations; Business
Regulation; Fiscal Council; Joint
Legislative Audit; Spaceport and
Technology committees. Zapata
was first elected to theHouse in
2002, reelected subsequently.
"My colleagues have entrusted
me with an awesome responsi-
bility. I appreciate the members
of our Delegation selecting me to
serve as Vice-Chairman of the
state's largest legislative delega-
tion. I look forward to working
with ALL members of the
Delegation as we work to
improve the lives of our con-
stituents," said Representative


In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in our
community, The Miami Times
has embarked on a 'Let's Fix
Our Community' feature that
will identify broken traffic
signs, cracked sidewalks,
patched up streets, unwanted
signs and trash sights that
impact the appearance of our
We will keep track of how long

the problem
exists before it
is remedied.
On 185the
Street and NW
35th Avenue,
there are
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look of the community. The tar-
geted problem area has long

been in existence.
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the staff of Commissioner
Barbara Jordan but has not
received a response yet on
whether the problem is being
worked on.
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Decision to repeal felon ban still in limbo

Decision to repeal felon ban still in limbo

continued from 1A

law that denied felons their vot-
ing rights after their release,
Crist has switched his position
and is in favor of the restoration
of rights.
Crist recently released the fol-
lowing statement, "It all comes
down to one fundamental ques-
tion: Do you believe that an indi-
vidual has paid his debt to soci-
ety? If so, then why not restore
their right to vote?"
After his January inaugura-
tion, Governor Crist will have
the ability to undo the 1870 rule
through two simple steps. The
first option is an Executive Order,
which immediately goes into
effect upon his signature.
Secondly, the governor could
draft a law, which expedites the
submission of felons to the
Cabinet and a vote upon by the
Clemency Review Board. The
present process can take up to
several years to complete.
Regardless of the procedure,
repeal on this 'Jim Crow' law
would allow felons the ability to
vote, sit on a jury, obtain gainful
employment or run for an elected
Randall C. Berg Jr., Executive
Director of the Florida Justice
Institute and esteemed criminal
lawyer, has represented cx-felons
and the Florida Black Legislative
Caucus in the class action chal-
lenging the Florida Department
of Corrections for failing to abide

by state law to send the names of
ex-offenders as they left the DOC
to the Clemency Review Board for
the possible restoration of their
civil rights.
Berg told The Miami Times that
he would be pleasantly surprised
if Crist and his cabinet actually
restore the civil rights to over
700,000 Floridians that have
been convicted. "They could do it,
but I am waiting to see if it will
actually happen," said Berg. He
also stated that Rule 9A of the
Rules of Executive Clemency
allows Crist to reverse the ban on
his very first day in the new
administration with agreement
from two cabinet members.
"Governor Crist has not made it
clear whether he will repeal Rule
9A by seeking the consent of two
members of the cabinet. So, it
remains to be seen whether it will
occur and by what procedure,"
said Berg. Democrat Alex Sink
was elected as Chief Financial
Officer and is expected to be a
vote that Crist can rely on to sup-
port such an initiative.
Many fear that the 9A rule dis-
courages ex-felons from becom-
ing law abiding citizens because
the limitations encoirig(e Ilichi
to become repeal offenders. "I
personally feel Ihat the reason
many ex-offenders go back to
prison is atlribtitable to several
different reasons. And certainly
not being able to gel a decent
paying job is one of those factors.
The restoration of one's civil
rights is a major impediment to
getting a decent paying job.
Many jobs and licenses require

the restoration of one's civil
rights. So, it certainly is one fac-
tor," said Berg.
There is also a question as to
whether all criminal offenses will
be included in the repeal. Berg
told The Miami Times that some
of the new cabinet members have
stated they will not support
changing Rule 9A while others
have said they will not repeal all
crimes. "Crist has not stated
what he supports in this
regard.... Again, it would be great
if it occurs," said Berg.
One of Crist's visible
Democratic and Black support-
ers was Broward Senator Mandy
Dawson, who has previously filed
bills to automatically restore the
rights of felons. Dawson is
expected to urge Crist to follow-
up on his commitment made
during his successful campaign.
Dawson was also re-elected for
another four year term in
September of this year.

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The Miami-Dade County Community Affordable
Housing Strategies Alliance (CAHSA)

Presents the

Miami-Dade Housing Summit

Saturday, December 2, 2006
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center, Building 3
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami, Florida

This Summit is FREE and open to the public!
The Summit will focus on receiving your input and ideas on the following topics through
topical breakout sessions as discussed in the Community Affordable Housing Strategies Alliance
(CAHSA) report available online at:
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
Promoting new ideas
Mark your calendar and plan to share your ideas!


Continental Breakfast/Registration
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Workshop Sessions I
9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Workshop Sessions II
10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
1:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

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Black and women legislators have numbers to make clout count

The Florida Legislature wel-
comed newly-elected members
of the House of Representatives
and Senate to Tallahassee on
Nov. 21. Do you know who rep-
resents you in Tallahassee?
Does that person have enough
clout up there to improve your
quality of life here at home? It's
B *time to break the code.
Each Florida county sends a
group of legislators to the state
capital every year to champion
i a r local issues, debate their
"Copyriyghted Material statewide impacts, and agree on
those proposals broad enough
Syndicated Content to benefit and govern every
4 Florida resident. Overall, there
Available from Commercial News Providers" are 120 members of the Florida
House of Representatives and
40 members of the Florida
bM anSenate. The Republican Party
has controlled the state House
Sand Senate for eight years and
m Q d continues to do so for the
upcoming year by a margin of
79-41 in the House and 26-14
in the Senate.
Miami-Dade County is well
represented in the Florida
Legislature, with a total of 25
oielected officials who represent
us in Tallahassee. The Dade
Delegation consists of 18 state
representatives and 7 state sen-
ators, including 5 Black state
representatives and 2 Black
state senators. Each legislator
may serve no more than eight
consecutive years in a particu-
lar office.
State Representatives Wilbert
"Tee" Holloway, District 103;
Dorothy Bendross-Mindinghall,
District 109; and Edward B.
"Ed" Bullard, District 118, were
all first elected to the Florida
House in the year 2000. They
each have won reelection com-
fortably since that time. They
are prohibited from serving after
this 2006-2008 two year term.
State Rep. Yolly Roberson,
District 104, was first elected in
2002 and State Rep. Ronald A.
Brise, District 108, was recently
elected in 2006. Roberson and

Brise represent a significant
Haitian-American population.
Together, these 5 Black state

Val Screen

representatives all have a man-
date from us to draft bills,
attach strategic amendments,
and adopt them with bipartisan
support to improve our lives
here in Miami-Dade County.
State Senator Larcenia J.
Bullard, District 39, served
eight years in the Florida
House before being elected to
the Senate in 2002. She was
re-elected in 2006 and will
serve until 2008. State Senator
Frederica S. Wilson, District
33, served four years in the
Florida House from 1998-2002
before being elected to the
Senate in 2002. Wilson was
also elected Senate Pro
Tempore, the vice president of
the Senate. We have seen them
in action and expect even more

sensitivity and substance from
these savvy sistahs.
Several members of the Dade
Delegation home team hold
important leadership positions
that present a golden opportu-
nity for Democrats,
Republicans, and minority leg-
islators to set policies especial-
ly useful to South Florida.
State Representative Marco
Rubio, District 111, is a
Cuban-American Republican
legislator from Coral Gables
who holds the ultimate reigns
of power in the Florida House
as its Speaker. Will he deliver
across party lines for the resi-
dents of Miami-Dade County?
One of his first indications to
his home county will be the
committee appointments that
our local legislators receive.
The power of the committees,
especially the money groups,
and the appointments of our
local and Black legislators to
them will be the subject of
future code-breaking informa-
Rep. Dan Gelber of Miami-
Dade and Sen. Steven Geller of
Broward, both from South
Florida, are the top Democrats
in the House and Senate,
respectively, with Black elected
officials Joyce Cuscak and
Frederica S. Wilson as second
in command. They are in the
drivers' seats for Democrats in
Florida's legislative branch.
Their clout counts.

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ferently, another Black
Commissioner would have
lead the most powerful local
government in the state.
The Chairman has the
power to direct the legislation
and staff of the Commission
as well as the direct supervi-
sion of departments directly
under the Commission.
Among those departments are
those that administer the
public relations for county
government. He will expected
to lead the Commission
efforts to defeat Mayor
Alvarez's strong mayor pro-

the support

Moss was nominated to
serve again as vice chair for a
second term but declined
because he wanted to follow a
one-term limit procedure.
Both Commissioners were
widely touted as qualified to
do the job. Outgoing Chair
Joe Martinez said, "Both are
you are qualified."
Moss, finishing a two-year
term as vice chairman, was
nominated for a second term.
He demurred, however,
because he did not want the
commission to waive a rule
that creates a one-term limit.
Moss said that the purpose of
the rule is to prevent the cre-
ation of "kingdoms or fief-


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8A Th Miami Times Nov 6

Parents and students continue protest over elementary school principal

"We only want one thing,
bring back our principal," said
Rosezina Mack. "They
snatched our principal like a
thief in the night." Mack is one
of many parents and students
who have been actively
protesting the abrupt removal
of Dr. Edward Robinson as
principal of Lenora B. Smith
elementary in Allapattah, last
November 9.
Parents and students are
outraged by the way in which
he was removed from their
school and the fact that he was
removed at all. Parents organ-
ized an emergency Parent
Teacher Student Association
(PTSA) meeting to organize to
get their principal back.


According to parents, their
children actually looked for-
ward to going to school and
would hug and talk to their
principal when they saw him
in the school corridors.
Parents also talked about the
former principals' new and
innovative programs 'and
bragged about the excellent
working relationship that they
In a recent press conference
held last Monday at the
school, several parents said
that Dr. Robinson would often
personally intervene to help
make sure their children got
the help they needed. "It was
obvious in everything he did
that Dr. Robinson cared about

Chrc N~otes

New Providence
Development Center
Religious Arts Ministry
presents Black Nubian and
the Seven Boys of Faith at
Charles R. Drew Elementary
on December 2, at 6 p.m. For
ticket information contact
Sister Yolanda Davis or Sister
Wallace at 305-758-0922.

St. James A.M.E. Church
invites you to their annual
Holiday Bazaar on December
3, 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Located at
1845 N.W. 65 Street.

The Woman's Miinistry of
John Wesley Ministries will
have its annual Prayer
Breakfast on Saturday,
December 9, at the Arcola
Lakes Park Community
Center, 1301 N.W. 83 Street,
at 9 a.m. For reservations call
305-633-3806 or 305-769-

St. Luke Free Will Baptist
Church, 749 N.W. 62 Street,
invites you to their Winter
Harvest Crusade on
December 6-8, at 7:30 p.m.

us and our children," said
Petrina King another con-
cerned parent. One mother
talked about the former princi-
pals' program for parents who
were struggling with helping
their children with homework
because of their own literacy
issues. Another parent talked
about Robinson getting fathers
and sons together at the
school to watch Monday night
football while also making that
an educational experience.
"When we were burned out
of our house Dr. Robinson
went in his pocket to help me
and my daughter. If it wasn't
for him I don't know where we
would be," said Tehsia Green
whose third grader attends

Department presents a 'Night
of Christmas Joy' onFriday,
December 15, at 7:30 p.m.

New Covenant
Presbyterian Women invite
you to their Bazaar, 4300
N.W. 12 Ave., on Saturday,
December 2. Along with the
sale of clothes, house-hold
appliances, books and plants,
dinners will be available.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Vendors are welcome. For
more information, contact
Laura C. Powell at 305-633-
Greater New Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church,

Dr. Edward Robinson

2741 N.W. 49 Street, invites
you to the ordination services
for Reverend Sherman
Mungin beginning December
6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
December 10 at 4 p.m.

God Word God Way Church
of God in Christ, invites you
to hear the word of God
preached under a prophetic
anointing on Sunday,
December 3, at 11 a.m.-4
p.m. For more information,
please call 786-258-1826.

Anointed Men of Prophecy
invite you to come out to
praise and worship God in
Dance, on December 2 at 680
W. Hallandale Beach

the school.
Parents were allowed to meet
with Dr. Rudy Crew,
Superintendent of Miami Dade
Public Schools, but got no sat-
isfaction. According to those
who attended the meeting the
Superintendent said that he
was sticking with his decision
unless information gathered
from the state was strong
enough to change his mind.
Parents said he told them his
decision was based on test
scores and statistics.
But parents say that statis-
tics don't tell the story.
According to them, he was
forced to work with 15 brand
new teachers out of a total of
21, his students were dis-

Boulevard. Doors open at 7
p.m. Tickets sell for $15 in
advance and $20 at the -door.

Cornerstone Bible
Fellowship Church, invites
you to their weekly services:
Sunday School, 9:30 p.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.;
Bible Study, Monday nights at
7:30; Choir rehearsal,
Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Mt. Olive Primitive
Baptist Church, 6931 N.W.
17 Ave., celebrates its annual
'End of the Year Songs of
Praise' on Friday, December
1, at 7:30 p.m. For more
information, call the church
at 305-836-8554.

placed almost daily because
of continuous construction at
the school and he seemed to
lack cooperation from his
assistant principal.
"I feel it was unjust and
personal. I believe that in the
short time I was there I posi-
tively impacted the students
and the Allapattah communi-
ty," explained Dr. Robinson
who was reassigned to Coral
Park High and demoted to
assistant principal.
"We want our principal
back because he cared for
us," said Dominique
Dumornay, a third grader
who attended the press con-
ference along with dozens of
her classmates.

The Golden Bells cordially
invite you to a pre-Christmas
musical program at St.
Peter's Baptist Church,
6600 N.W. 15 Ave., on
December 16, at 7 p.m. For
more information, please con-
tact Sis. McQueen, 786-251-
2878 or Sis. Robinson 786-

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

111111 -
The Sateillite Civic and
Social Club is having its
annual Christmas Dance on
December 16, from 9 p.m. 2
a.m., at the Miami Fire Fighter
Benevolent Hall. Located at
2980 N.W. South River Drive.
Admission is $20 per person.
Semi-formal dress. Free buffet
and B.Y.O.B. For ticket pur-
chase, call 305-493-3444 or
****ee communit*****y-wide
A free community-wide


Immigration Application and
information Workshop and
United States Citizenship
Drive will be held on
Saturday, December 9, at
1001 N. Federal Highway,
suite 202. The workshop will
begin at 10 a.m. noon. The
drive will begin at noon 2
p.m. Please call 954-989-
********** *
A Candlelight Tribute to
Celebrate her Visions . .

Mrs. M. Athalie Range had
many visions, her life was a
life spent in service to her
community, it would take
many tributes to enumerate
and cover the scope and
breadth of Mrs. Range's con-
tributions, visions and serv-
ice. However, in her later years
she focused her attention on
three projects that were dear
and near to her heart and for
that we will celebrate those
three: Historic Virginia Key
Beach Park Trust, The Range
Foundation and Holy
Redeemer Church.
The Virginia Key Beach

Park Trust is celebrating the
vision of Mrs. M. Athalie
Range with a candlelight trib-
ute, Friday, December 8, 6-
7:30 p.m. at the Historic
Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020
Virginia Beach Drive, (Across
from the Seaquarium).

Neighborhood Housing
Services present Free home-
buyer Counseling and
Training, at NHS 181 N.E. 82
Street. Homebuyer Education:
Deceber 2. Orientation:
December 13. For more infor-
mation please call 305-751-

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority,
Inc. is curently recruiting sixth
grade students for their com-
munity outreach program, The
Gems and Gents Enrichments
Project. For more information,
please contact Felicia Lewis-
Turner at 305-688-6359.
Donut Sale! Help support!
Once-a-month sale on Fridays
and Saturdays, 6050 N.W. 27
Ave. For more information,
please call 305-776-6747.

Class Meetings
The Miami Carol City/North

Dade High School Class of
1967 will meet on Decembe 2,
at 7 p.m. to discuss plans for
the 40th Class Reunion.
Please call Marveen Hollinger
Seldo, 305-693-9844, for
more information.

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
, further information, call

Real Christmas trees may be in the past

Compiled by Brandyss Howard

Polyethylene or "PE" trees
are the latest inventions in the
artificial look for the
Christmas season. The trees
are so popular, that they are
selling out four weeks before
Christmas at prices around
$1,000 each.
Bill Quinn, proprietor of,
released the following state-
ment regarding this new trend:
"The consumer demand
floored me. Three years ,ago, no
one knew what a PE tree was.
Now we have people calling or
emailing everyday about
Polyethylene trees are made
of plastic, and although artifi-
cial, have a very real appear-
ance. The plastic is molded
and the branches are made
from real trees.
Ballad Designs is a catalog
that is selling two hyper-real-
istic trees this year: the Noble
fir ranging from $348 to $548
and the Blue Spruce ranging
from $449 to $649. "With most
artificial trees, you can
instantly look from across the
room and know they're fake,"
said Ballad's buyer Jessica
Roan. "With these trees, you

Send your
church announcements
and community notes
by 2 p.m. Monday.
Fax to

Email to
miamiteditorial@bellsouth. net
or mail to
900 NW 54th Street
Miami, 33127-1818
For further


seriously have to take a closer
Places like Wal-Mart and
Target are also offering artifi-
cial trees, but with a cheaper
price tag. Reports indicate that
Wal-Mart is "touting the
extraordinary realism" of their
12-foot Chemonix pine tree for
$294.48. Target is currently
selling their nine-foot Clear
Bristle pine tree for $299.99.
These alternatives offer holi-
day savings, but may not allow
consumers to decorate them
with heavy ornaments due to
the pliability of the branches.
"You can only get maybe 75
percent of the ornaments you
could put on the PVC tree
(referring to polyvinyl chloride
trees, the cousins to PE's). But
if you're going for that heavily
ornamented look, there's no
point spending money for real-

ism if you can barely see the
branches," said Quinn.
Another trend taking off this
holiday season is the artificial
Black tree that debuted in
Britain last year. has
already sold out of their seven-
foot pre-lit for $399. Reports
indicate that more consumers
are looking to go away from the
more conventional look and
are stepping outside of the box
to try something different.
"People are decorating with
contrasting colors silver,
gold, crystals things that
stick out," said Quinn. He also
stated that Bubble trees are
also in the works for future
projects. "Swirling bubbles
and dancing lights illuminate
the spiral tree's water-filled
trunk; I predict it's going to be
huge," concluded Quinn.

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Miami Northwestern graduate honored by Movado

By Brandyss Howard
bhoward( !

When Tyrell V. Rolle started
high school at Miami
Northwestern, he had no idea
that one day he would be a
member of one of the most
illustrious dance companies in
The United States. Under the
direction of Shannon Hayes in
the school's PAVAC Dance
Program and Ruth Weizen in
The Miami Conservatory,

Rolle's talents have gained him
membership in Alley II, the
junior company of the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater.
Most impressively, this 21-
year-old was recently honored
among four other recipients as
a "Movado Future Legend."
Movado, the famous maker
of Swiss watches, has recently
celebrated its 125th
anniversary. In honor of
their longevity, the com-
pany launched
"Movado's Future

Legends," a program designed
to assist a future generation of
talented artists excel in their
craft. The honorees each
received a $500 stipend to
support their endeavors, an
M/125 watch from Movado's
anniversary collection and a
custom-designed black crystal
award with two interlocking
circles that symbolize
Movado's commitment and
dedication to support these
talented individuals.
Five art institutions were
invited to nominate an individ-
ual that displayed exceptional
talent and promise. Rolle
Sas chosen due to his dedi-
cation and strive, said his
mother, Mardess Roberts.
She told The Miami Times
that her son is a very
hard worker and has
truly been dedicated to
his craft. "He started
dancing at age nine
and has truly excelled.
He never took his eyes
off that talent and I am
so proud of him
because he never
quit," said Roberts.
Her face lit up as
she spoke of her
son's other

w h i c h
i n c l u d e:
award, a First
Lady; award and a Level 1
ARTS award given by the
National Foundation for the
Advancement of Arts. "I've run
out. of space for all his plaques
and awards. I am just so
proud of him. He's only 21
and he's already making a
name for himself," said

Rolle told The Miami Times
that although he had been
dancing for many years prior,
he truly didn't capitalize on
his potential until he was in
the 11th grade. He claims he
was very popular in high
school, but found it difficult
at first to be a serious dancer.
"I was Mr. Blue and Gold, a
member of the auxiliary band,
in drama, and several musical
theatres. But I was the only
male that ended up really tak-
ing dance seriously. It got to
the point where people knew
me as The Dancing Black
Boy," said Rolle.
At such a young age, Rolle
has had the opportunity to
showcase his skills in many
different forums across the
nation. He has performed in
the Broadway musical CATS,
danced for the WBNA and
appeared in Trick Daddy's
video Take it to Da House.
"I'm from Miami! We're real
versatile people, so we do
everything from jazz to hip-
hop to ballet to whatever. If
it's dance, you'll see me," said
Rolle. He attributes his dedi-
cation and success to the lov-
ing support of his high school
principal, dance instructors,
family and friends. "I have to
also recognize Mr. and Mrs.
Range because they have
always been supportive to me.
Every time I needed to travel,
they would donate money.
Every time I performed, they
were always there. This
upcoming performance will be
different because of the
absence of Mrs. Range," said
The Future Movado Legend
will be performing at the
newly-opened Carnival
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Africa Safari 2007

by Apostolic

Revival Center

Doctor and Mrs. G. S. Smith
invites you to a trip of a life
time 12 wonderful days to
Amsterdam, Cairo, Egypt and
Nairobi, Kenya, June 17-28
2007. For a brochure call Mrs.
Geneva Smith at 305-891-
3570. Space is limited.
This will be Dr. Smith's last
tour to Africa because of his
mission work.

"Thy will be done"
Christian Fellowship M.B.
Church, 8300 N W 17 Avenue,
presents their Women's
Conference 2006 beginning
Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
with a gospel musical play enti-
fled "These Thorns."
Seminar, Saturday, December 9
at 8 a.m., concluding with church
services Sunday, December 10 at

Dr. and Mrs. G.S. Smith

7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Speakers are Dr. Gwendolyn
Trice, Attorney Don Horn, Pastor
Yvonne Strachan, Evangelist
Katrice Johnson Elder Joyce
Williams and Albertha
Cost for conference is $20. For
more information contact the
church at 305-323-7583.

93" Street Community '
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93r" Street
Order of Services
7:30 aam. Eurly Moming Woahip
I I 1.1...Morning Wohllip
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday ........6 pm.
Tuesday Bible Study ..7 p .nm.

aith Evangelistic Praise &
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order ofl' Services
Siill. Morning iWorship........... I a..
Tues. Priyer..................... 6 p.m .
Sch l Wis o ..........:3() p n.
Healing & Delivonuitce Scrv...7:3) p.m.
WcdLSat. Manna (pmnyer)......5 am.
Flidat y YoUtilh Night................. 7

New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:
Sty13650N.E. Avenue
M rda r o Services:..
M inday SibleStudy, 3.... .................. 8 1 .
Sn lutday II M ......i.............. ..
s iatdany I W m; iv -aW.y ................... Wo ll.

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

I'u;rly Stinday Wi rhip...7:30) a. ,
Sunday Sclixil ................9:'30 a1.m .
SuitidIy MitOnting Wiltihip ...,. I tn.
Sunday EveniIngI Service ...6 pi.n.
Tuesday PInyer Meting ..,7:3)) p).i.
Wcedntesday bible Study ..7:30 p.n .
"Nou Jumt ii ulc ]l l 1 Mi v fI I t l"

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060-Fax 305-255-854
\Order if Services:
S IIIIday Scil tl ........... 9:45 ia1m ,

/Apostolic Revival Center ethel Apostolic Temple, Inc. Brownsville Ch istian Hill AME Church Ebenezer United
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street Church of Christ Innercity Golf & Learning Center Methodist Church
305-836-1224 305-688-1612 4561 N.W. 33rd Court 9101 N.W. 29th Ave. 2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719 305-634.4850/Fax & Messages LM09@BellSouth.Net/ 305-635-7413
New time for T.V. Program Order of Services; 305-634-6604 Order oServices
S... HOPE FO. A ... r S .. Walk in tie Word Ministry Lord Day Sunday Schtl .......9:45an. Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service Sunday Morning Scrvic
su I.m.-3 p.. sunday 5 Worship Service ...... I Ia.m Sunday Moring Worhinp .....I I a.m. '7:45 a.m. H: 15 a.m
Tedihsunday Meonl'S Bible Studty ....3 p.t. Sunday's Sunday School 9:45 a
\d.- Inteessoly Pmyer a.m.- 12 p.t Tuesday....7 p.n...Family Night Sunday Ladies Bible Study ...5 p.m. Sunday School.......................9:3 0 a.m. Bible Study Tuesday
Moin Service ..................11 a.. Wed I a.m..iIntercessory Prayer Suitday Evenitig Woti,.......6 Moving Worship Service ........ am.
Sutn.- Eve. Wship ...........7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Class........F12 p.. Tuesday Night 4ibie Study ....7:3p 0 a.1. & 7 p..
ue. Paer Meeting. 7:30 p. litsday Moming Bible Class 11 nIm. Free Golf Every 2 & 4' Sunday ............4 p.m. Praycr Mecting Tues. 6
Fri. Bile Studyl................7:301 p. Wed. Bible Clss..............7 p.m. 1Transportation available Call: Don Shula's Golf Course
30.5-634-485.0.- 305-691-6958

Friendship Missionary \
Baptist Church
lricitsilihipprayoiyci-@h llst;itiih tl
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Srder or services
Ht/iour itf Praycr. t .6:30: 1i.
f-arly Mtmiiing Worsiip....7:30I a.m.
Suithay School .....3.....t:3);tni.
Monling Woirhip .l.II ll. i.
Y/ hil Minislry Sttidy..,Wed.,...7 p.m.
Pniycr/Bible Study....,Wed.......7 p.m.
I Noilday Allar Prluyer...(M-F)
ett-ing tl t 1 IIntiy every
WedilieL-siy.. titi I |..

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

Order of Services:
Stlildlays- ChurCh SeI lt01 [ ...............1 0 i[ l
Worship Service ..............IH : 15 a.m .
Tuesdays Bible ChIss.............. 7 p1 in.
I 4thI Su R al" Hilplisml" Elndy Morniin S....S,1 a.m.

(Peaceful Zion Missionary-
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order ofl Services:
Early Morning Services
Sumlay School .......... 9:45 am
Morning Service .....11:00t am
(Thurs,. xeIim I LSudy 7730 pill
IIPrayer Meeting/lible Study

The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688.4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
iOrder of Services:

Titlesuluy Wtorship ....... 7:45 )11ni.
Non[y tryct.Mo.UimI

Jordan Grove Missionary-
Baptist Church
5946N.W. 121' Ave.
Order of Services:
S E irly W ors hip ... .............7 i.m.
I I SullW ay School............. 9 a;.m.
NB C ............................ 10:05 a;.m .
W orship ....................... I1 ; .m1 1
Mission and Bille Chlss
Mo ia Tueslaiy .. ............... 0 p.m .
0M ;; )jct y ..Z..... ............... :3 p. m..

Liberty City Church \
of Christ
1263 N.W.; 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Send, y School .............0 a.n.
Stndluy Evening ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thui s. Fellowship ...... 10m.
I s) Sun. Song Priactice A6 pi.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 (8(00) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

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

STrinity Faith Tabernacle"
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street. Homestead 33136

Order of Services:
S l diii;3 Scui .. ......... 10 :30 .11 .
Stiu. M itniitig Sc i ... ... 12 p.mii.
It. itiltit W Ililp XS r...... 6 pill.
"Yuiendti) tuth Ni!git. 3 pai
WVcl, "Nio oin Da, 'u1c".., 2 )in
W d Nighlt'lih ic Still, .S p.m.iii
Thilld ., N it l i nt o bii iou lihh
Nighl W hc.... ...... i- .I8pa in.
I'rill[Il' Hirhi Wirllll Sh crv...8 11.111,

' Word of Faith >
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87T' Street

Order of Services:

m V hip Sci tit ......... I a.iw .

/ 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
SBible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
.Sunday Worship...7-1 I a.m.

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

7 1 Order of Services:

St. John Baptist Church \
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
M Morning Worship .....7:30 a.n.
Stlu daI School ..........9:30 a).m.
Morn g Wolrshlip ... 1Iali.m
Nature fin" llapi.vt Churches
(lb B.T.U.) 5 Ip.i.
Evening Woi ship .,Vi ...t 7 p.m.
Meeting ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:



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

New Shiloh M.B. Church\
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Mornming Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sinl. Church Schixil 9:30 a.m.
Mornlillg Worship ..... l 1.m I
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
T'rues. befi rc the Ist Sun..... p.m.

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

- Order of Services:
Lally Mominig
Stllad( y School .......... 9:30a.m.
Moruing2 Worslip .I I a.n.
Player M ccliing ............7:30 pi.m.
Bible Study ........... X 1 p1t.

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
SL1Iorni\ Pcli i \ hl .. ... 30 a.m.

icclini' i7 nit.) Studs

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Tyrell V. Rolle




Where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).

Cancer, Aids, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Drug
addiction, Gambling addiction, Sexual addiction,
Alcohol addiction, any addiction, any sickness.

This event will occur December 18 at 7 p.m.
at the Holiday Inn/ Dolphin Room
2905 Sheridan St.. Hollywood
Take 1-95 to Sheridan Street
Call 786-273-0294
The prayer of the righteous shall save the sick.

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Martha B. Solomon
County School November 23 at
bus attendant, North Shore
died November Medical Center.
21 at her resi- S e r v i c e
dence. Service Wednesday, 7
Saturday, at p.m. at 93rd
Greater New S t r ee
Bethel Baptist Community
C h u r c h Baptst Church.
Interment at
Dade Memorial

"BRENDA," 49, 43, cook, died
beautician, died. November 6.
Survivors Survivors
include: parents, include: parents,
Henry Mae David and
Bannerman and Zorado; siblings,
Robert Lowery; Shirley; twin
children, Deroda brother, Terry,
B e n n e t t Willie, Melvin,
Precious and David Lee,
Janice; siblings Kevin and
Eddie, Leon, John Wilson and Bernard; niece and nephew, Travis
Minnie Stallworth. Service Friday, and Davette. Service Saturday,
December 1 at Wright Funeral December 2, 11 a.m. at Friendship
Home Chapel. Missionary Baptist Church.

DAISY SMITH, 65, blood techni- DARREN M. DIXON, 39, con-
cian, died struction laborer,
November 25 at died November
Pan American 26 at Jackson
Hospital. Memorial I
S u rvivo rs Longterm Care
include: daugh- F a c i I i t y.
ter, Carol Smith- S u r v i v o r s
brother, Bobby include: siblings,
Lee (Jeanette) Wanda, Tangela
Williams; grand- and Ricky.
children S e r v i c e
Cquatika Louis, Charisse, Clara and Saturday, December 2, 1 p.m. at
Coreem. Service Saturday, Wright Funeral Home Chapel.
December 2, 2:30 p.m. at Wright
Funeral Home Chapel. Manker
y Royal JIMMY SINGLETON, 68, died
Carey Royal Ram'n November 22 at
JAMESON BILLY, 19, died North Shore
November 17 at Medical Center
home. Service S e r v i c e
Saturday, 12 Saturday, 11
p.m. at Notre a.m. at Holy
Dame D'Haiti. Temple Church

48, died
THOMAS CARR, 83, Weston, November 26 at
died November 24 at Cleveland J a c k s o n
Clinic Hospital. Remains will be H o s p it a Ih.
shipped to Bowling Green, Kentucky S u r v i v o rs
for final rites and burial. include: mother,
Rosetta Boss;
VALERIA FRANK, 45, died children, Damita
November 26 at home. Peak, Robert
Arrangements are incomplete. Allen and
Natayo Ross;
LISMA TAYLOR, .67, died sister, Carolyn Ross; brothers,
November 26 at home. Harvey and Torrence Ross. Service
Arrangements are incomplete. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.

HUGH PAYNE, 56, budget direc- ELON ROBINSON, JR., 76, US
tor at the New Army Major
York City Transit (ret.), died
Authority, died November 26.
November 23. Survivors
S u r v i v o r s include: wife,
include: wife, G w e n d o I y n
Virginia Payne; Robinson;
daug hter, daughter, Lisa
LaTonya Wallacee-
Etheridge (Joe); P a s c h a I
son, Jamal (Alberto); aunt,
Payne; three sisters, JoAnne Dunn, Cora Robinson; five grandchildren;
Madelene Payne and Geneva one sister-in-law, Gloria Green.
Payne; two brothers, Kenneth Price Service Monday. Time and place to
and Wyatt Payne; and a host of be announced..
aunts, nieces and other relatives.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Greater JUANITA W. TURNER, 88, labor-
Bethel A.M.E. Church. er, died November 20. Services
were held Tuesday at Range
LINITH MAE HINDS, 84, techni- Chapel.
cian at Jackson Hospital, died
November 24. Services were held. Range Coconut Grove
Eric S. George retired mainte-
PHYLLIS C. JOHNSON, 59, died nance engineer
November 25 at of Coconut
North Shore Grove, died
Medical Center. November 26 at
Arrangements Cedars Medical
are incomplete. Survive rs
include: wife,
Christine Sands;
son, Donney L.
Sands; daughters, Cheryl D. Sands

CARMINE CARFARONE 5m Franklin F. Sands, Ph.D; sisters,

19 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Greater
Arrangements are incomplete. St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

Barrett Fryar JAMES LEE, 67, retired Miami-
Dade County employee, formerly of
JO ANN REESE, 51, died at her Miami, died November 18 at Winter
residence. Service Saturday, 1 Haven Hospital. Services were held.

CYNTEIA ANN DEAN, 44, died homemaker of Coconut Grove, died
November 20. Arrangements are November 17 at home.
incomplete. Arrangements are incomplete.

Nakia Ingraham E.A. Stevens
November 27 at Hollywood Medi RYLAND ROBINSON, JR., 54,
Center. Arrangements are incom- 700 NW 141st Street, died
Center. Arrangements are incom- November 21 at his home. Services
plete. were held.

Royal Palm PLUMEY THOMPSON, 92, 516
BERTHAM WELLINGTON NW 3rd Avenue, Hallandale Beach,
FORBES, 89, died November 25 at died November 22 at her home.
home. Service Thursday, 1 p.m. in Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Ward
the chapel. Chapel A.M.E. Church.


JULIUS MOTON, JR., 36, died
November 24.
Wednesday, 11
a.m. at

died November 23. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

November 21. Arrangements are

November 19. Remains will be
shipped to Fyffes, Jamaica.
States Postal
Service supervi-
sor, died
November 22 at
Mt. Sinai
Medical Center.

include: Clinton
C. Williams, Sr.;
three sons,
Clinton C., Jr,
Steven and Dexter Williams.
Viewing Tuesday, November 28.

FRANK HALL, JR, retired custo-
dian for Dade
County Schools,
died November
25 at home.
Saturday at First
Baptist Church
of Bunche Park.

food service worker, died November
22 at Jackson Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist

EMANUEL KELSEY, 79, janitor,
died November 22 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

DANNE CAIL, SR., 59, Goulds,
died November 22 at home.
Service Friday, 11 a.m. at Faith
Christian Center.

November 23 at home. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

November 25 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service
Wednesday (today), 12 p.m. in the

F.C. BRUTON, 64, died
November 21. Service Thursday,
10 a.m. in the chapel.

Florida City, died November 23 at
home. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Shiloh Baptist Church.

November 21.
Thursday, 1
p.m. in the

INEZ SMITH, 85, died November
25. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at New
Pro videncee
Baptist Church.

WALTER WHITE, 48, died
November 24.
Saturday, 1 p.m.


November 24.

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Friendship
Baptist Church,

Ft. Lauderdale.

SARA RAMOS, 74, retired home-
maker, died November 24 at Coral
Gables Hospital. Service Saturday,
12 p.m. in the chapel.

died November
26. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Way Fellowship
Praise and
Worship Center.

November 16. Service Friday, 7
p.m. in the chapel.

ANITA HILL, 48, died November
27. Arrangements are incomplete.

November 23. Arrangements are

rity guard, died
November 17 at
home. Viewing
Friday in the

MARY BELL EWIS, 55, domestic
at Best
Western, died
November 24 at
J ac ks o n
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

man for United States Postal
Service, died November 26 at North
Shore Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

struction worker, died November 14
at Jackson Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
JERRY L. LEWIS, 47, security
guard, died
November 23 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
(today), 10 a.m.
at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church.

'BILL,' 83, home
care worker,
died November
24 at North
Shore Medical
C e n t e r
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Vision for Christ

76, died
November 21 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Thursday, 10
a.m. at Trinity

school crossing
guard, died
November 22 at
Cedars Medical
Ce nter.
include: chil-
dren, Trayon,
Cyprian, Delory
amd Chersley
Bethel; grand-
kids, Matthew and Lamar. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at New Beginning
Praise and Worship Center.

November 22 at

Medical Center.

Saturday, 2 p.m.


Baptist Church.

DIEDRA GLENN, 2 months, died
November 26.
are incomplete.

Deadline for obituaries
are Monday, 3:30 p.m.
Call 305-694-6210

In loving memory of,

12/01/60 12/31/01

Precious are the memories of
you. Sherri, never ever will you
be forgotten.
Bessie Williams, brothers and

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

11/28/1928 08/27/1998

Grandma, words cannot
express the emptiness in our
hearts since you've been gone.
Although eight years have
passed your memory is still
everlasting. You will always be in
our hearts.
We love you. Your grandchil-
dren, great-grandchildren and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


11/28/22 04/27/04

Happy Birthday, Mama.
We love and miss you so!

Your Family.

Gregg L. Mason
DAVID NEALEY, 81, funeral
attendant, died
November 19 at
Miami Jewish
Home and
Hospital for
Aged. Survivors
include: four
sons, Sherman,
Lorenz oS ,, .
Charles and l
Terry; two
daughters, Denise and Myrtle Mae;
sister, Elizabeth Lagaree; and a host
of other family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 2-6 p.m.
Masonic service Friday, 7 p.m.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. in the
chapel. Interment at Woodlawn Park

JR., 19, student, died November 18.
Survivors include: mother,
Chancelor; grandmother, Yvonne
Jarrett; son, Deroy III; and a host of
other family members and friends.
Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

died November 12 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Services were

THOMAS, 44, died, November 20 at
Mt. Sinai. Services were held.

November 16 at Douglas Gardens.
Services were held.


11/15/26 11/18/96

The beauty of your life is with
us every day.
Ten years have passed since
our hearts were broken because
of your untimely demise.
Our faith in God has sustained
us. One as sweet as you, and
kind as you were can never be
Your loving family, husband,
Alphe, Sr; sons, Howell and
Alphe, Jr; daughters, Gail
Willingham and Diane Rashada
(Samuel); sister, Estella B.
Deshazor; six grands; four
great-grands, two godchildren
and a host of relatives and

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Bestowing Honorary Doctor of Divinty Degrees

Legislator Dorothy Bendross Mindigall represented The Florida State Black Caucus on
Sept. 19, 2005 in bestowing Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees upon L.R.: Dr. Robert
Ingram (Reverend James Bush represented Smith Chapel Bible College) Greater St. James
pastor, Dr. William H. Washington, and Master's Degree to Reverend Ellis Cox.
Dr. William H. Washington, pastor of greater St. James Missionary Baptist International church, of
the Class of 1952, spoke at his Alma Mater Booker T. Washington, Jr. Senior High School on Nov. 6.
Washington gave reminisces and historical data regarding "Overtown," which was video taped for the
-historical files of the school. And of course he sang, which was his 'forte' that earned him two voice-
scholarships at two of our major universities.
Our pastor, Dr. Washington will be honored with a 35th pastoral anniversary, a wrap-around church
Christmas banquet on Dec. 16 or 17, will be at a local hotel. All friends of the church, relatives, and
"Washingtonians" are invited to attend this magnificent affair for a donation of $50.
Please call 305-759-9358, 305-576-3281 or 305-693-2726 for further information. The church is
located at 4875 N.W. 2nd Avenue.
Dr. William H. Washington is the pastor.

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Performing Arts Center on
February 7. This is only one of
the 40 cities that Rolle performs
in each year, which includes
places such as the Virgin
Islands and Canada. Even with
a very time-consuming sched-
ule, he claims to use each day to
plan for the future. His goals
include performing in more
Broadway musicals and opening
up his own dance studio with
another Miami dancer on South
Beach by the time he reaches
age 30. His advice to aspiring
dancers: "Just stay focused and
know what your goal is. Don't
think about what other people
have to say. Just do you!"

Tyrell V. Rolle and mother,
Mardess Roberts hold Movado
Future Legends Award.

Christmas concert
Jordan Grove is proud to be
one of the first churches in the
local vicinity to present a
Christmas concert each holiday
Come and join us at 6 p.m. in
our sanctuary on Sunday, Dec.
3. Many traditional and contem-
porary spiritual songs will be
sung. Special surprise gifts will
be presented to show our appre-
ciation for your support. Leo
Green and Van Eubanks, Jr., are
the coordinating directors. Linda
Allen, Betty Cook-Duncombe,
and Geraldine Morgan are the
choir directors with a host of
melodious sopranos, altos,
tenors, baritones and basses
forming the choir. Gifted
songstress Patricia McDuffie will
serve as master of ceremonies.
Admission is free.
Reverend Douglas Cook Sr. is
our pastor teacher.


PAGE, 54, postal worker, died
November 26. He was a gradu-
ate of Northwestern class of
Survivors include: wife, Vanes-
sa; sons, Keith and James Page;
daughter, Nivea Page.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


An Extraordinary Woman

04/14/47 11/09/06

You will forever remain in our
thoughts for your faith, hope
and love will be a model for us
Your loving family.

died on Thanksgiving, November
23 at home.
He is survived by sons,
George (Doris), Johnll, Tyrone
(Pam), Darryl (Nell); daughters,
Renee Harris, Joyce Bush, and
Ava (Ben) White.
Viewing on Friday, December
1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Royal
Funeral Home. Funeral will be
held in the chapel on Saturday,
December 2 at 1 p.m.

Delores Mills
JOE MALONE, 89, laborer, died
October 22 at Broward Institute
Nursing Home. Services were held.

LEWIS BLAKLEY, 89, laborer,
died October 30 at Select Specialty
Hospital. Services were held.

PATRICIAALLEN, 59, housewife,
died November 8. Services were

LIONEL BURKE, 72, heavy
equipment operator, died November
19. Services were held.

Public Notice
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The Miami Times prints weekly obitu-
ary notices submitted by area funeral
homes at no charge. These notices
include name of the deceased, age,
place of death, employment, and date,
location, family phone number and
time of services. Additional informa-
tion and photo may be included for a
nominal charge. The deadline is
Monday at 3:30 p.m.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


11/24/1979 11/29/01

It has been 5 years since you've
departed. I'm still missing you
every second of the day, but now
I understand that God needed
another angel so he chose you.
We miss your smile.
Love always, mother Rose, sib-
lings; Michael, Tasma and

Deadline for obituaries
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the E. A. Stevens Funeral Home
and staff in which I was em-
ployed for over 35 years.
Thanks to the many churches,
funeral homes, my B.T.W. class-
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Ceremonies C. J. Kelly, my fam-
ily and my many, many friends,

may I extend my profoundest
thanks and appreciation for the
out pouring of support and love
that was showered on me.
I had the red carpet treatment,
'Queen for a day!' It is a night I
will never forget. God is good
and I give Him all the glory.
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tinue to bless and keep you is
my sincere prayer.
With all my love, Alma.

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When the cortege arrived car- no, and Ashley Howard
rying Mary Athalie Range at Wilkinson, bass, filled the
St. Mary's Cathedral, cathedral with This
last Tuesday, it was Little Light of Mine, A
met with nine City of City Called Heaven,
Miami Police Sanctus, Ava Marie,
Motormen, six and The Strife Is O'er,
Horsemen, 15 cruisers, The Battle Won.
all of the local funeral Martin and
homes and hundreds of Wilkinson, who per-
people who started formed several times
coming at 8 a.m. for the for the M. Athalie
10 a.m. service. Range's cultural art
It was also Miamians program, flew in to
first cold day of the RANGE Miami from their busy
season, but the weath- singing engagements in
er did not negate their bravery; New York, while The Homily by
it added to their fur coats worn Reverend Cox re-enacted the
as likened to the service of effective life of the deceased
Coretta Scott King, Rosa from being the first Black com-
Parks, Ed Bradley and the like. missioner to being the matri-
Kudos go out to the planners arch of politicians that followed
of the state-of-the-art funeral, her, such as Congresswoman
beginning with Patrick Range, Carrie P. Meek, Congressman
son, Al and Carmen Jackson, Kendrick Meek, Dr. Barbara
the Most Reverend John C. Carey-Shuler, Sen. Frederica
Favalora, D.D., Archbishop of S. Wilson, Rep. Dorothy
Miami, Reverend John Cox, Bendross Mindingal, etc.
O.M.I., pastor, Holy Redeemer
Catholic, and Stephen As many braved the cold
Kolarac, organist. weather before the service,
A special salute goes out to more proceeded to observe the
Major McQueen and his honor recessional with the same
guards that carried the bier "pomp and circumstance" that
from the entrance to the resting took them to Our Lady of Mercy
place inside of the church with for the interment and The Fire
precision. They included: Lt. Tower for the repast.
Najly, Sgt. Gentry, Cpl. Some of the onlookers includ-
Austin and officers Reynolds, ed Robin Mathis, Lona
Fordum, Fudge, Ellington, Mathis, Anthony and Juanita
Small, Lindsey, Machado, Armbrister, Gene and Wallis
Carr, Dunkin, Junekin and Tinnie, Judge Ralph Person,
Chavez. Dr. Freddie Young, Althea
The services began with the Sample, Lawrence Kennedy,
sprinkling of holy water and I Art and Hyacinth Johnson,
Am The Bread Of Life, followed Atty William "Bill" Ferguson,
by N. Patrick Range II, grand- Dwayne and Evelyn Wynn,
son, doing the first reading; Vernon "Kegman" Clarke,
and Vincent Lee, grandson, Charlanye Thompkins,
second reading. The melodious Bennie White, Thelma
voices of Marvis Martin, sopra- Gibson, Ishamel Sharpe, Dr.

Lorraine F. Strachan, Drs.
Jack and Gloria Tuckfield,
Charles Johnson and Thor,
the man who directed the traf-
"To live to be 91 and to
accomplish so much is a hard
act for someone under 65 to fol-
low, Mother Range." Sleep on,
beloved, sleep, and take thy

Congratulations go out to
Alvin W. Roberts for organizing
a special Memorial Day
Observance, last week, at
Ebenezer UMC, along with
Reverend Dr. Joreatha M.
Capers Sr., pastor; veteran
David Staples, speaker; and
the Choraliers for providing the
aspect of the
emulated a
military preci-
sion march as
he led the
followed by
Joan ne
(Air Force), MEEK
Yarosz (Army), Edwin A.
Hubert (Air Force), Demus
Walker (Army), William
Francis (Army), Mary Stermer
(Army), Albert Vareen (Army),
and Roberts (USMC).
Staples reflected on the
Middle East, while David
Smith, Valerie Thomas and
Jill Bethel led the solos with
songs that touched the emo-
tions of the choir members and
many people in the audience to
the extent of shedding tears
openly and unashamedly.
The memorial services carried
over to the dining room where
everyone sat and feasted on
sumpuous food served by the
Voices of Praise Choir. Further,
Roberts announced video
tapes were filmed of the service
and interested persons can call
the church at 305-635-4374 or
786-385-2634 to receive a

The vision of Mayor Shirley
Gibson to involve young people
politically, economically, and
community active is beginning
to take hold, after she support-
ed a Junior Council to be oper-
ated by young teens with
Juanita Williams, president, a
student at Miami Carol City.
Mayor Gibson inaugurated
the group in November and
their presence at council meet-
ings has demonstrated the
importance of young people
being in tune with community
problems. It was evident when
Joi Renique Bettino and
Kaylanna Johnson took the
time to distribute pamphlets
and books at a gun-buy-back
With the recent drive-by-
shootings of many young peo-
ple, the council is gearing their
objectives toward violence with
emphasis of setting up plans
to minimize the problem in
Miami Gardens. These 14
ladies have already begun to
make an impact. All they need
is assistance from adults on
the council to run interference
for them.
On the other side of the
coin, Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones has been brain-
storming some solutions to the
problems she is encountering
in Liberty City. Her strategy
has been to meet with commu-
nity leaders, such as Ken
Little, Nick Zizsi, Corky
Dozier, Thema Campbell, and
Les Brown, an internationally
known motaivational speaker
born in Overtown who attend-
ed Booker T. Washington.
Now, if the two groups can'
meet on neutral ground and
dialogue their problems with a
possible solution, it would be a
blessing in disguise for these
youth to be allowed to share
their expertise and minimize
the challenges.

The XXVII Florida Classic
sponsored by Disney World is
now history. And, of course,
Florida A & M University sup-

porters will have bragging
rights for the rest of next year
when the two' meet again.
More than 80,000 fans
showed up to reminisce, boast
and extend their camaraderie
with friends. Among them
included Josie Poitier who
filled one bus, Miami-Dade
Alumni and Gloria
Weatherington, president,
and their bus with Willie
Jackson, coordinator, and
Sigma Alpha Chapter of
Omega Psi
P h i
Inc. that
sponsored 40
parents and
brothers to
the weekend
in Orlando.
The game
began 30
minutes earli- WILSON
er this year
and the fans,
including Reginald and
Angela Strachan, were in
their seats two hours before
kick-off. Both bands enter-
tained the early arrivals, while
the teams did the rest.
However, the talk among both
coaching staff rested on would
Coach Alvin B. Wyatt make
his appearance in this year.
He' did not disappoint them
with his black on black leather
outfit with a huge belt buckle,
while the fashion show of the
fans surrounded him.
As the game began, it was
evident FAMU had a better-
prepared team and they
showed it throughout the
game with precise tackling,
plays and football sense. Both
teams used their time on the
field to harrass each other,
especially Donovon Johnson
(12) from Booker T.
Washington and Konrad
Wright (89) who scored three
touchdowns and Haynand
Jackson, Miami Jackson.
While the action was going
on inside of the Citrus Bowl,
the tail gate parties had a
large portion of the crowd.

The aroma and smoke from
the bar-b-que and chicken
grills could be inhaled miles
away and seen much further.
Some of the tailgaters includ-
ed Pi Nu Omegas from
Richmond Heights, Zi Chi, Ft.
Lauderdale and Sigma Alpha,
Miami Gardens.
In addition, the pre-game
and half-time shows thrilled
both supporters, especially
when both bands paid tribute
to Gerald Levert with the
song, I Miss You, as the
queens and courts from both
school promenaded around
the stadium attired in their
Now, the adversaries until
the next football game for
FAMU will be James Fayson,
Arthur "Jake" Simms, Dr.
Art Woodard, Vanessa Byers,
Willis Murray, Garth Reaves,
Minister Fred Cromity, Dr.
John Johnson II, Clinton
Brown and Oliver Gross.
Their BCC fans are Audley
Coakly, John Williams,
Willie Jackson, Gloria
Weathering, Larry
Handfield, Esq., Richard B.
Strachan and Gwen LeVan.

After a fantastic 45th class
reunion, the Booker T.
Washington Class of '61 is
still celebrating. Last month
they worshipped with class-
mate Frank Hall at the
Episcopal Church of the
Incarnation, where Reverend
J. Kenneth Major is rector.
The class would like to thank
Father Major for including
them in his sermon, "What
Would You Have Jesus Do?"
Charlie Mae Smithy
Culpepper, president, made a
donation on behalf of the
class to the church's building
fund. Some of those in atten-
dance were Delores Newsome
Ingram, James Ervin
(Gwen), Mae Ola Dennis
Gordon, JoAnn Payne Dunn,
Gerda Graham, Robbie
McCray Hall, Willie
Simmons and Sharon Dean

Crimes are weighed and
based on the level of danger.
The safest city in 2005 was
Brick, NJ, population 78,000,
followed by Amherst, NY;
Mission Viejo, CA; Newton, MA;
and Troy, MIL The top five most
dangerous cities are St. Louis,
MO; Detroit, MI; Flint, MI;
Compton, CA; and Camden, NJ.
The Coca-Cola Company
donated $10 million worth of
prime downtown land in
Atlanta, GA to develop a Civil
Rights Museum.
Dr. Hortense and Leonard
Jackson are down from
Tallahassee visiting her aunts,
Francina Lewis Robinson and
Claretha Lewis and uncle,
Walter Lewis. Dr. Jackson is

an instructor at FAMU.
Welcome home "Jean."
Get well wishes to all of you
from all of us!
Cecile McCartney, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Celestine
Hepburn-Brown, Zeola Jones,
Pearline Nairn, Inez M.
Johnson, Frances Brown,
Lavon Moss, Alma Brown,
Kevin Meares, Frankiln
Beckwith, Freddie "Jab bo"
Johnson and Mertis Seymour.
Congratulations to Senator
Frederica S. Wilson who was
voted minority leader pro tem-
pore (second command) for the
Democrats, last Tuesday.
If you were not among the
71,216 in attendance at the
Florida Classic in Orlando you

missed all the fun, seeing col-
lege chums and the football
game of the season. Just getting
away from our regular routines
means so much to a lot of us.
Next year try going, I guarantee
you will enjoy it.
Some Miamians in atten-
dance were: Chester Fair,
Sylvia Sands and granddaugh-
ter, Barbara Burrows and the
clan: Kim and Ronald Wright
Sr. and their son Chaz.' By the
way, Ronald Wright Jr. (no. 89)
made one of FAMU's touch-
downs, congrats Ronald!
Others in attendance included:
Elizabeth Mackey, Birdie
Anderson, Angela Culmer,
Father Richard Barry, Carrie
Meek, Franklin Beckwith,
Gayle Sweeting-Gee, Keenan
Duncombe, Irvin Smith,
Margaret Moncur, Fredericka
Fisher, Virla Barry, Janet
Brown,Venda Rei Gibson,
Michael and Davery Smith,
Arnett Hepburn, Cupidine
Dean, Carolyn Mond, Anthony
Harden, Sam and Regina

Giles, Doran and Naomi
Porter, Donna Grant,
Mabelline Truesdell, Sandra
Golatt, Debbie Harden, Albert
Ferguson, Francina Robins,
Tony and Juanita Armbrister,
Cortell Hanks, Bobbie Puyol,
Fred Brown, John Williams
and family and Francina Rob.
The reinterment of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. and his
beloved wife Mrs. Coretta
Scott King will be together in a
new enlarged double crypt that
will be completed this month in
Atlanta, GA. It is being made of
Georgia marble like Dr. King's
current crypt.
Reverend Jesse Jackson
was honored on his 40th
anniversary as a civil rights
leader during a gala attended by
more than 2,500 last week in
Congratulations to Soror
Betty Ferguson, who now has
a section of Northwest 22nd
Avenue, from Ali Baba Avenue
to 183rd Street/Miami Gardens
Drive, co-designated Betty T.

Ferguson Boulevard in honor of
the district's former county
Elaine Symonette spent
Thanksgiving with her mom
Ada Manuel and her sister
Juanita Mond in Beauford, SC.
The Miami Northwest 'Chapter
of AARP celebrated their 15th
anniversary on November ,15.
Nancy Dawkins is the founder-
and president emeritus, Elaine
Symonette is the president.
Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to the following love
birds: William and Cathy
Wanza, November 19, their
29th; Alfred and Edith Barr
Sr., November 20, their 35th;
and Ermest and Carol
Knowles, November 24, their
If you have not noticed, there
is a new look on a portion of NW
62nd Street and 12th Avenue.
New Orleans style lamp posts
are on the sidewalks, new side-
walks are being constructed
and loads of green plants are
planted in the median. Also,

there are new benches on
Martin Luther King Jr. Street.
Bouquets to our city fathers!
* Spending Thanksgiving with
dear friends Wilfred and Juile
Edwards last week were: Euell
Johnson from Nassau,
Fredericka Huiit -'.and
Wilhelmina Sargent from
Freeport, Bahamas.
The matriarch of '"Black"
Miami was laid to rest, last
Tuesday, in a service of
Thanksgiving for the life of
Mama Range, as she was
affectionately known. This
poem is dedicated to 'Mrs.
When .I grow old
I want to know
I've left something behind,
Not as an artist
But as a human being who
Loves and cares and tends,
And helps other human
To do that is to walk in beau-
Mrs. Range you did just that!
Good night!

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More Blacks than ever before
are graduating from college, set-
tling into corporate jobs and, in
many cases, running their own
businesses. We, as a people, as
a community, should celebrate
these achievements. But we
shouldn't get comfortable or
grow too complacent. The gap
between the haves and the have

nots in this country grows each
year. That divide, while visible
in our own community, is most
apparent when wealth is com-
pared along racial lines. So,
though we may earn more
money than previous genera-
tions, Blacks still haven't
amassed the personal wealth
that whites have. Personal

wealth, not annual salary, sets
the stage for future generations,
securing their future and the
progress of our people. And that
wealth begins with homeowner-
Earlier this year, the National
Urban League's State of Black
America report revealed that
the average Black family had a
net worth of just over $6,000
while the average white family is
worth 10 times that.
Calculating net worth can be
complicated but, in short, you
determine the costs of assets -
such as a home and other
investments and subtract from
that any debts you owe.
According to recently released
census data, 75 percent of
white households own their
homes, while less than 50 per-

cent of Black households own
theirs. This figure alone can
explain why the wealth gap
between Blacks and whites is so
vast. Home equity, the differ-
ence between the market price
of a piece of real estate and the
owner's mortgage, is the leading
source of wealth for most
Americans. The equity a person
has in their home can be lever-
aged to pay for a child's college
education, a business venture
or a comfortable retirement.
For people of color, the home
buying process can be intimi-
dating, even when you have
money. According to the
Chicago Reporter, an independ-
ent magazine that focuses on
race and poverty in the Chicago
area, even middle- and upper-
income Blacks have a harder

time securing mortgages. When
they do secure mortgages, they
often come with high-interest
rates. In fact, Black households
earning $90,000 a year or more
chose subprime mortgage
lenders 40 percent of the time.
But, just because the system
may not work in our favor.
doesn't mean we shouldn't
aspire to homeownership. After
all, those that came before us
dreamt big dreams and fought
countless battles, risking their
freedom and their lives, so we
could all enjoy equal access to
opportunity. Around the coun-
try, organizations like
Washington Mutual and Magic
Johnson's Development
Corporation, the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development and Bank

of America work to make the
dream of home ownership, the
dream of wealth, a reality for
people with low- and moderate-
incomes and challenged credit
It's been said time and again:
economic equality has become
one of the key civil rights issues
of this decade. Government has
its role to play. We, too, should
work for our piece of the pie. By
taking advantage of the
resources available to us, we
can close that wealth gap and
open the door to so many more
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.

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strengthening and condition-
ing your muscles. You may
also want to learn some
stretching exercises to help
you increase your flexibility,
another important part of fit-
Once you start, be sure to
eat nutritiously by chowing
down on a variety of vegeta-
bles, fruits, whole grains,
low-fat and nonfat dairy
products and lean protein
sources. You should also
drink plenty of water before,

your performance by avoiding
smoking, alcohol and drugs.
Drugs include dietary supple-
ments and anabolic steroids,
powerful chemicals that can
cause behavior problems, liver
problems and increase your
risk for heart attack and
With a commitment to regu-
lar exercise now, you'll be set-
ting the stage for a lifetime of
good health.
After reporting this informa-
tion to his coach, Aaron's

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listen up,
if you want
to make it on
this team you
need to be in
shape." "No out of
shape boys will be
O accepted onto my
wrestling team"
Aaron could not believe his
ears, coach was only letting
boys who were physically fit on
his wrestling team. It didn't
seem fair that he might not be
picked because he was twenty
pounds overweight. He knew it
was time he finally took his
dad's advice and "exercise." Yet
he didn't know what exercise
plan to implement. He knew it
was best to find out the safe
ways to loose weight. In his
research he found some star-
tling information, that he
couldn't wait to report back to.
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Special to the Times

RING! Sounds the bell as
Patty takes her seat in Mrs.
Brown's Geometry class. Patty
is nervous because she knows
that she will find out how she
did on Friday's big exam. Math
has always presented a prob-
lem for her and she also isn't a
very good test taker. As Mrs.
Brown passes out the test,
Patty begins to get more nerv-
ous. Finally, she gets her test
and sees the big, fat, red 'F'
staring back at her. She imme-
diately starts to feel that this is
the end of the world, but it is
not. There are ways that she,
and you too, can avoid getting
unsatisfactory grades.
How you start your morning
effects the rest of your day. It
is important to eat something
before you start class to
ensure that you have enough
energy to function. It can be
hard to pay attention while
your stomach is growling.
Breakfast is correctly deemed
to be the most important meal
of the day. Once you get to
class, you should focus in on
what the teacher is saying.
Take as many notes as possi-
ble so that you can refer back
to them at a later date. Ask as
many questions as possible. It
is important to get in class
feed back.
You should also try talking
to your teachers one-on-one.
Many teachers are willing to
help students who seem to be
struggling in class. It is impor-
tant to do this once you realize
that you are finding the class
difficult. The sooner you seek
help, the sooner you can be
helped. If you feel that your
teacher won't help you, find
out what tutoring programs
your school offers. Find all the

l his coach.
that are
get a lot of
whether they
work out at a gym, play football
at school, on the cheerleader
squad or simply bike to school.
However, most teens don't
know that too much exercise
may hurt instead of help their
health? Sticking to a routine of
regular exercise is one of the
best things you can do for your
body. In fact, experts recom-
mend that teens get at least 60
minutes of moderate to vigor-
ous activity every day.
Exercise serves several pur-
poses: it makes your heart and
lungs strong, it increases your
strength and endurance and it
helps you maintain a healthy
weight. In fact, you can actually
change your physique through
exercise by building or defining
cert,;Trcle groups over

time. Exercise benefits your
body not just in your teen
years, but helps you stay
healthy throughout adulthood,
Although some teens worry
that exercise could stunt their
growth, when you exercise safe-
ly and eat properly, there's no
danger to your height or growth
pattern. Exercise can help you
alter your body composition,
increasing your ratio of muscle
to fat. Most people who exercise
say that they feel more alert
and better in general.
Exercise, though, like most
things in life, is best done in
moderation. If you overdo it, it
is possible to injure yourself.
Pain during or after a workout
is a clear sign that you are
exercising improperly or too
Working out too often or for
too long can cause added prob-
lems for girls, who may experi-
ence amenorrhea, which means
their periods stop. And some
teens who start out with the

Your grades are vital

for success in life

on campus resources you can
and soak up all the knowledge
that they provide. Many people
may not want to attend tutor-
ing because they may be

embarrassed. The question I
ask is "Which is more embar-
rassing: asking for help, or
failing a class and having to
repeat it?"

intention of becoming healthy
may begin to feel guilty or anx-
ious if they don't exercise, an
unhealthy problem called com-
pulsive exercise. If you have
pain after working out, if you
stop getting your period or you
feel like you must exercise
every day even if you're tired or
injured, it may be time to dis-
cuss these things with your
Your doctor can be a good
resource before you start an
exercise plan. If you are just
beginning an exercise program,
your doctor can help you
decide on the best types of
exercise for your individual
health needs.
Consult with someone who
understands the mechanics of
exercise, like a coach or a fit-
ness expert at a gym, to help
you get started. He or she will
help you select a program that
combines aerobic activity,
which focuses on the heart and
lungs, with weight training,
which concentrates on

Be sure to complete all
homework assignments. These
assignments may seem
tedious, but they are actually
very helpful. It helps prepare
you for a test and also pro-
vides you with a way to prac-
tice. It is also an easy way to
identify the areas in which you
need help. Pay close attention
when the teacher is reviewing
the answers. If you are unsure
about a certain problem, ask
the teacher. You may be able
to use the problem as a guide-
line for future assignments.
If you have an upcoming
test, it is best to review your
notes. Take time to pay careful
attention to the areas that you
have the most difficulty with.
Make it a habit to get the
phone numbers of a few people
in the class, even if you don't
know anyone. It will come in
handy in case you need any
additional help. It is also a
good idea to study in a group.
The more minds working
together, the better you will all
Before taking the test, set
aside 5-10 minutes to review
any notes. Go over the infor-
mation slowly and carefully.
Rushing it can cause you to
process the information incor-
rectly. When you sit down to
take the test, clear your mind
and take deep breaths. There
is no need to be nervous. Relax
and try to read the questions
carefully. Try not to focus on
the amount of time you have to
take the test. This can cause
you to rush, and not think out
your responses clearly. If you
are undecided on an answer,
circle it and come back to it
later. You don't want to spend
too much time on one ques-
tion, because before you know
it, it may be time to turn in the

during and after workouts to
make up for fluids lost during
exercise. And you'll need plenty
of sleep, so your body has time
to rest and recover between
workouts. You can also take
care of your body and improve

Dear Jazz,
I desperately need your advice! Over
the summer, I made out with my best
friend's boyfriend. Then, again, after
school started, he and I went out of town
for a club and we made out again! He had
told me before that he had feelings for
me, but they were never strong enough to
leave her. I, of course had and still have
feelings for him, but now, at school, there
is a guy that wants to be with me and I
want to be with him. But I am, firstly,
scared of long terms relationships, and
secondly, I am scared of entering a rela-
tionship with strong feelings for another
guy, but I really like him. The other guy, I
think I should leave alone. Only because
he is still with my best friend. Jazz, my
question is, what do you think I should do
in this very twisted predicament?
Chick Flick

Dear Chick Flick,
It does seem that you have landed in a
sticky situation that may leave everyone
wounded in the end. So, your first action
should be to admit that you do have feel-
ings for your best friend's boyfriend.
Which everyone knows is a bad taboo. You
not only made out with a guy in a rela-

coach decided to personally
help him get in shape to be on
the wrestling team. Aaron
learned that if you are unsure
of doing something, it's best
you research the problem to
find a smart solution.

tionship but a guy in relationship with
your best friend. You crossed a line that
you may not be able to erase. When you
act on impulse you sometimes don't think
of the consequences, but they are just
around the corner. After admitting you do
have feelings for him, it's time to confess
to your best friend those feelings. It may
be hard to tell her this, but you have to be
honest if you want any results. .Next) you
need to inform the new guy of those feel-
ings and see if their is any way to move
forward. and open, letting him
know you care for him, but may not be
ready for a serious relationship. Last, you
need to let your best friend's boyfriend
know that you have met someone and you
are having second thoughts on continuing
seeing him while he is with your best
friend. After you have cleansed your soul
from the burden you have been carrying
around, give each of them time to digest
your startling news. If everything is
meant to be then you will find out soon
enough. Don't expect quick results
because it may take time to mend those
battered wounds. Hopefully, you now
know what your impulsive actions can do
to the people you care about. Time is a
physician which heals every grief.

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pursuing acting when he was seven years old. A few months later he landed his
first role on the series The Guardian in 2001. Soon after that, he appeared in sev-
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Mart. He appeared on Drake & Josh in 2004 as Drake's little brother, Sammie.
Dancing is another hobby of his. He is known for his skill as a free-style dancer
and b-boy. He excels in sports and currently has his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He
plays little league baseball and travel ball. He loves basketball and plays in many
summer leagues. He is also an avid horseback rider. He can currently be seen in
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Are you sinking deeper into an ocean full of turmoil? Are you
swimming toward an unknown location? Are you fishing for
answers with unknown solutions? Are you floating towards obliv-
ion? Well I'm here to keep you afloat. With my honest and trust-
worthy advice you'll be able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.

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1. Miami-Dade County (the "County") as represented by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department
("MDAD" or the "Department"), is soliciting Qualifications for a Financial Feasibility Consultant for the
Department. The Successful Respondent will serve as the traffic engineer (the "Traffic Engineer") in
accordance with the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2002 (the
"Trust Agreement"), which secures various County aviation revenue bonds. Section 705 of the Trust
Agreement requires that the County employ an independent firm or corporation, having a nationwide
and favorable repute for skill and experience, to perform the duties imposed on the Traffic Engineer by
the Trust Agreement. Pursuant to the Trust Agreement, no traditional "engineering" services are pro-
vided by the Traffic Engineer, who instead, performs various financial feasibility analyses as may be
required. Selection of a firm to serve as Traffic Engineer is subject to the approval of the Trust
Agreement's Trustee and Co-Trustee.

The Financial Feasibility Consultant is required to evaluate the ability of the Department to generate
revenues sufficient to satisfy debt service coverage requirements under the Trust Agreement, and to
recommend rates and charges of the County's airport system (the "Airport System") to meet the
County's rate covenant under the Trust Agreement.

The following information is provided for background purposes as part of the Request for Qualifications

S* Amended and Restated Trust Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2002
Fiscal Year 2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Business Plan for the Capital Improvement Program ("CIP")

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sional services, as set forth in Miami-Dade County Administrative Order ("A.O.") No. 3-38, and not those
under the consultant's competitive negotiation laws pertaining to retention of architects and engineers.


Respondent must have within the last seven (7) years, at least five (5) years experience in financial fea-
sibility consulting, of which at least three (3) years was consulting for two (2) large hub airports (as
defined by the Federal Aviation Administration) during which time each large hub airport issued bonds
at least once in which the respondent directly performed the passenger forecast.

3. Sealed Qualification Statements for the Miami-Dade County Request for Qualifications RFQ-MDAD-
06-02, entitled "FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY CONSULTANT SERVICES" for the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, at
the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 17th floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 13, 2006 or as modified by addendum.
The County will receive sealed Qualification Statements from qualified, interested parties based upon
the terms, covenants and provisions of the Advertisement and the RFQ. The Department reserves the
right to postpone or cancel the Qualification Statement opening at any time prior to the scheduled open-
ing of the Qualification Statements. Respondents are invited to be present. Qualification Statements
received after the time and date specified may not be considered; and may be returned unopened.

4. RFQ documents will be available on Monday, November 20, 2006. Hardcopies of this solicita-
tion package can be obtained through the MDAD, Contracts Administration Division, 4200 NW 36th
Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122. The package may also be requested by facsimile
request to (305) 876-8068 or in writing, 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 RFQ process.

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

S 6. The Department reserves the right to (i) reject any or all Qualification Statements, (ii) waive informal-
S ities and irregularities, or (iii) re-advertise. The Department, by choosing to exercise its right of rejec-
-" tion, does so without the imposition of any liability against the Department by any and all respondents.
f *7 A Proj.~ect Bfiefing will be held onf.riday, Decembe 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miarni-Dade'Aviati6''
i prtmi 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Conference Room "F" on the 4th Floor, Miami,
SRFQwall i untested parties and attendance is recommended, but d6t mandatory. Any change 'to
this RFQ will be by written addendum.

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Contractors Architectural aM
Engineering Consultants Potenti
Vendors Other Professional
Service Consultants
Learn how to do business with Miami-Dade Count;
Visit for information
Vendor Registration and Enrollment
Solicitations Online Pre-qualification Certification
A list of all contracting opportunities
Internet access is available at Miami-Dade Librarifs
Or, call the 3-1-1 Answer Center.
Architectural and engineering as well as construction pr
announcements are published in the Daily Busuiess R

8. Contract measure established for this project is 5% Small Business Enterprise ("SBE") Goal.

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

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
proposals ("RFPs"), RFQs, or invitations to bid ("ITBs") after advertisement and terminates at the time
the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (the
"Board")."). The Cone of Silence prohibits communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A)
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants, and the County's professional
staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a potential
vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant, and the Mayor, Board or their respective staffs;
C) the Mayor, Board or their respective staffs, and any member of the County's professional staff includ-
ing, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, serv-
ice provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant, and any member of the selection committee for the RFP,
RFQ, or ITB; E) the Mayor, Board or their respective staffs, and member of the selection committee for
the RFP, RFQ, or ITB; and F) any member of the County's professional staff and any member of the
selection committee for the RFP, RFQ, or ITB.

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

The Pone of Silence Provisions do not apply to communications with the Office of the County
Attorney or members of the staff of that office; communications with employees of the
Management and Technical Assistance Unit of the Department of Business Development regard-
ing small andlor minority business programs, the Community Business Enterprise and
Equitable Distribution Programs; oral communications at pre-qualification conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed pub-
lic meetings, public presentations made to the Board during any duly noticed public meeting, or
communications in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFQ,
RFQ, or ITB document. Respondents must file a copy of any written communications with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request. Written commu-
nications may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk at CLERKBCCO(aMIAMIDADE.GOV. The
County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk, which shall be made available to
any person upon request.

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

All respondents will be notified in writing when the County Manager makes an award recommendation.

The Contracting Officer for this RFQ is:

Physical Address:
Mailing Address:
E-mail Address:
Telephone No.:
Facsimile No.:

Sherri Ransom Johnson
Aviation Procurement Contract Officer
MDAD Contracts Administration Division
4200 NW 36th St. Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122
P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL 33102-5504
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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:
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 change.

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 additional $5.00 handling charge
for those vendors wishing to receive a paper copy of the bid package through the United States Postal

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

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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services will
be required for the design of one (1) fire rescue station and one (1) ocean rescue station for the Fire
Rescue Department (FIRE):
Highland Oaks Fire Rescue Station No. 63, Phase 2, located at 1773 NE 205th Street,
Miami, is intended to be designed as a one-story, four-bay fire rescue station with train-
ing classrooms, office space for Fire Prevention, Training, and Division North office, with
approximately 16,000 Sq. Ft. of building area.

Crandon Park Ocean Rescue/Headquarters Lifeguard Facility, located at 4000 Crandon
Boulevard, Key Biscayne, is intended to be designed as a two-story building, with no fire-
fighting capabilities. The ground floor will encompass a lobby, public bathrooms and a
garage for equipment and lifeguard vehicle. The second floor will be for staff offices, con-
ference rooms, and daily functions of lifeguard personnel, with approximately 3,500 Sq.
Ft. of building area.


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

General Structural Engineering
General Mechanical Engineering
General Electrical Engineering

16.00 General Civil Engineering
20.00 Landscape Architecture

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

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


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

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on December 1, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to

Deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all
sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983.

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

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African Vilage Gifts
Authentic, Clothing, Art, Jewelry,
Oils and More
87 NE 167th Street
(Near Miami Avenue)
305-652-4118 i05/09

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

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

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

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
1 222

Russell with the Muscles
24hr Moving and Deliveries
Low Rates-Seniors/Disabilty Discounts

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

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



The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E)
services will be required for the Pre-Trial Detention Center 40-year re-certification repairs and expan-
sion of support facilities for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Respondents are advised that prime and sub-consultants selected'for OCI Project No. A06-GSA-01,
Master Plan for the New Krome Detention. Center will not be selected for this OCI Project No. A05-GSA-
01GOB Pre-Trial Detention.,Center :40,-Year,,Re-certification ,Repairs and Expansion of .Support
Facilities. This restriction will apply reciprocally between the .two ,plipitations, assuring that each proj-
ect will be awarded to a different team of consultants. For the purpose of this paragraph the word
"selected" shall mean the time when the County Manager's authorization to negotiate is filed with the
Clerk of the Board.


The prime and/or subconsultants must demonstrate experience in the below listed areas:

1) The prime consultant must have designed three (3) completed correctional facilities, project value
of $20,000,000 and/or a minimum of 200,000 square foot facility within the last ten years from the date
of this solicitation.

2) The prime consultant or subconsultant(s) for the following technical certification categories: (11.00
- Structural Engineering, 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering, 13.00 General Electrical
Engineering, 16.00 General Civil Engineering, 22.00 ADA Title II Consultant and 17.00- Engineering
Construction Management, must have designed and/or was a subconsultant on at least one (1) com-
pleted correctional facility, project value of $3,000,000 and/or a minimum of 100,000 square foot facili-


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18:00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)
General Structural Engineering 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
General Mechanical Engineering 22.00 ADA Title II Consultant
General Electrical Engineering 16.00 General Civil Engineering

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

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Faith Samuels who may be contacted via e-mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2774.



A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on November 29, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. in
the DBD Main Conference Room, 19th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st
Street, Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED
to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all
sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983.

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

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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000049 / C457
The South Florida Water Management District will receive
sealed bids through the Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg.,
3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, for North
Fork of the New River Bank Stabilization, Broward County,
Florida on Wednesday, December 20,2006 at 2:30 p.m. local
time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. Project involves stabilization of approx.
1,700 If of existing southwest bank using rip rap. An
OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Monday,
December 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. onsite at boat ramp at
Delevoe Park located at Sistrunk Blvd. & Riverland Rd.
From 1-95 to Sunrise Blvd. west to 27th Ave, south to Sistrunk
Blvd. east to park (south side of Sistrunk Blvd. exit). From
Tnpk, to Sunrise Blvd. east to 27th Ave, south to Sistrunk
Blvd. east to park. For directions call (561) 686-8800 x 4863.
NOTI the site visit will be conducted b h boat. lease RSVP to
GCoty Richards at 561-682-2813. fr accommodatirm s on the boat.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request
for Bidders (RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a
copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free at purchasing a set for $42.00 at the above
address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend
the bid opening. Information on the status ofthis solicitation
can be obtained at our web site

The City of Miami is preparing an application for an Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant. The City's grant
application will target the Allapattah Industrial Area, between NW 26t'
Avenue and 1-95 and between NW 28th Street and NW 20'h Street. The City
will conduct the following meeting to provide opportunity for public comment
on the specifics of the grant application. For more information, contact,
Glendon Hall, Assistant Director Department of Economic Development,
(305) 416-1453.

When: December 6, 2006
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Allapattah NET Office, Curtis Park, 1901 NW 24 Avenue,
Miami, FL 33125

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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

017-GG06 12/12/2006 Chiller Service Contract December 1, 2006.
North Training Room
at 12525 NW 28th
Avenue Miami, Florida

019-GG07 12/12/2006 REPAIR SERVICES FOR

023-GG02 12/7/2006 Printing of Student Case Management

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

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NO. 6000000042
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water
Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed proposals
up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday January 3, 2007
for respondents to provide Float Helicopter Charter Services
as a means of observation, testing, and/or sample data
gathering in remote South Florida areas inaccessible to
other vehicles.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFP.
Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete
RFP (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the
solicitation from our website at; (3) by calling
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
(800) 472-5290. The public is invited to attend the proposal
opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation
can be obtained on our web site
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled
as follows: r
Oral Presentations:
January 17, 2007 10:00 am, Building Bl, Room 2A
(Alternate Date):
January 18, 2007 1:00 pm, Building Bl, Room 2B
Oral presentations are subject to cancellation in the event
that the District's final ranking is based solely on the
written proposal evaluation. All public meetings will be
held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained
by writing the South Florida Water Management District,
Procurement Department, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm
Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or
handicaps who need assistance may contact the District
Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business days in
advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation
committee need to attend any of the meetings by means
of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings
will be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and
conference rooms referenced above. For more information,
please contact Patrick Wiener, Sr. Contract Specialist, at
(561) 682-6220.

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Announcement of Open Position

General work as a City sponsored student enrolled at a training academy or
training school that is certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training
Commission (CJSTC).
Applicant must be at least 19 years of age and be a high school graduate or
its "equivalent" as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC). Fla. Stat. 943.13 (1) & (3);
Applicant must be a United States citizen prior to appointment. Fla. Stat.
943.13(2>. Applicants who are not United States citizens must have applied
for citizenship by application closing date of 12/15/2006.
Applicant must pass State guidelines as determined by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement for entrance into the police academy
Complete a course of basic recruit training approved by the CJSTC unless
exempt and achieved an acceptable score on the officer concentration exam
in accordance with Florida Statues. Fla. Stat. 943.13(9) and (10).
Comply with Section 943.135, Florida Statutes, and CJSTC continuing train-
ing and education requirements. Fla. Stat. 943.13(11)
Miami Beach Police Department
Community Service Room 1st Floor
1100 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Monday 12/4, 12/11
Tuesday 12/5, 12/12
Wednesday 12/6, 12/13
Thursday 12/7, 12/14
Friday 12/8, 12/15
Saturday 12/9
Sunday 12/10

9 am to 5 pm
9 am to 9 pm
9 am to 5 pm
9 am to 5 pm
9 am to 5 pm
9 am to 1 pm
9 am to 1 pm

received by no later than 12/15/06 5:00 p.m. To the following address:
Miami Beach Human Resources & Risk Management Department
1700 Convention Center Drive
3rd Floor
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Attn: Non Certified Police Recruitment
Applicants can use Certified Mail, however, DO NOT REQUEST A

The Physical Ability Test (PAT) consists of five tasks. Applicants who do not
pass the PAT .may be given additional opportunities (at the applicant's
expense). The PAT is administered at the Broward Community College
Institute of Public Safety's Criminal Justice Testing Center (3501 Davie Road,
Building 21; Davie, Florida, 33314; (954)201-6931)). Applicants must reg-
ister in person for the PAT Tuesdays through Fridays between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. The cost of the PAT is $10.00 each time, which is
the applicant's expense. Optional orientation sessions to the PAT are avail-
able on Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
The PAT will be administered on the dates listed below.
Monday, November 20, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Monday, November 27, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, November 30, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, December 18, 2006 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, January 4, 2007 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, January 8, 2007 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
The Criminal Justice Testing Center will provide immediate results to the
applicant. The applicant must submit those results to the City of Miami
Beach Human Resources and Risk Management Department (1700
Convention Center Drive; Miami Beach, FL 33139) directly and they must be
received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2007, or the applicant will
be disqualified.
A Behavioral Assessment Phase (BAP) will assess abilities that have been
found to be important for candidates to have prior to becoming a Police
Officer. Therefore, the areas that are being measured do not require any prior
knowledge or experience in law enforcement. The BAP will present a series
of incidents typically faced by Police Officers. You are to respond to these
incidents by describing the actions you would take and describing the rea-
sons for your actions. The incidents will be presented on videotape; your
responses will be audio taped and scored by a panel of raters.
The BAP will be held on Monday, December 18, Wednesday, December
20, 2006 and Thursday, December 21, 2006. Walk in candidates will be
assigned times when they apply. Mail in candidates will be assigned times
after receipt of their application and will be contacted by the Human
Resources and Risk Management Department to be notified of their
assigned time.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Level A, is designed to aide suc-
cessful completion for the academic portion of the Police Academy. It is the
most advanced level and has 200 questions. All applicants are required to
complete the TABE, Level A, OR possess an Associate's degree or higher,
OR have completed at least 60 credit hours at the college level. To pass
the TABE, Level A, you must score a 11.0 on all sections. If you took and
passed the TABE, Level A, with a score of 11.0 on all sections on or after
November 19, 2005, you will not need to take the TABE, Level A, again. If
you have completed at least 60 credit hours at the college level, or possess
an Associate's degree, you do not need to take the TABE, Level A.
However, proof of such must be provided to the Human Resources and
Risk Management Department no later than January 12, 2007 or else can-
didates will be disqualified.


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The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test, (CJBAT) consists of 125 ques-
tions, which the applicant will have 2 ? hours to complete. Applicants must
obtain at least a 70% to pass the CJBAT. If you passed the CJBAT, on or
after November 19, 2005, you do not need to take the test again.
Applicants who have taken the CJBAT on or after November 19, 2005,
can submit their results, at time of application. If submitting CJBAT
results after the close date, please bring them to the City of Miami Beach
Human Resources and Risk Management Department, 1700 Convention
Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. CJBAT results must be received by
5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2007. Failure to meet this deadline will result
in disqualification.
Completion of the Veteran's Preference Claim section is made on a volun-
tary basis and kept confidential in accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act.
Listed below are the five Veteran's Preference categories.
* A veteran with a compensable service-connected disability who is eligible
for or receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension
under public laws administered by the Veteran's Affairs and/or the
Department of Defense, OR
* The spouse of a veteran who cannot qualify for employment because of a
total and permanent service-connected disability, or spouse of a veteran
missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly
detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, OR
* A veteran of any war who has served at least one day or more during a
wartime era; and who was discharged or separated there from under hon-
orable conditions from the Armed Forces. Active-duty for training is not
allowable, OR
* An employee in a covered position who leaves employment to serve in the
Armed Forces and is separated with an honorable discharge and is rein-
stated within one year of the date of separation from the military service is
entitled to veteran's preference on their first promotion following reinstate-
ment, OR
* The unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-
connected disability.-
Documentation substantiating your claim must be submitted with this form
(DD form 214 (Member-4) or Letter from the Florida Department of
Veteran's Affairs or Department of Defense indicating service-connected
disability) at the time of application in order to be eligible for Veteran's
Preference Points. In addition, applicants claiming categories 1, 2, or 5
above must furnish supporting documentation in accordance with the pro-
visions of Rule 55A-7.013, F.A.C. Under the State of Florida Veteran's
Preference Law, preference in appointment shall be given by the State of
Florida and its political subdivisions to those persons in categories 1 and 2
and then those in categories 3 and 5. Retired military personnel are eligi-
If any applicant claiming Veteran's Preference for a vacant position is not
selected for the position, they may file a complaint with the Florida
Department of Veteran's Affairs, P.O. Box 31003 St. Petersburg, FL 33731.
A complaint must be filed within 21 days of the applicant receiving notice.
of the hiring'decision made by the employer or within three months of the
date the application is filed with the employer if no notice is given.
*See. Minimum Requirements Section for information regarding citizen-
ship. --
S**The City of Miami Beach shall provide reasonable accommodations, due
to any disability, for all applicants and employees. Please let us know as
soon as possible if you require any special accommodations at the test(s)
and/or interview.
EXAMS: Applicants must successfully complete each step in the process
in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
RESULTS: Final examination results are mailed directly to the applicant's
mailing address.
ELIGIBILITY LIST: The names of candidates who successfully complete
the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for one year.
APPOINTMENTS: As vacancies are filled, Human Resources shall certi-
fy the names of the persons ranked highest on the eligibility list. The
Appointing Officers will make selections from these names.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: All applicants selected for hire must be phys-
ically able to meet job-related requirements based on a pre-employment,
job-related physical examination as scheduled by the City. No one will be
denied employment solely on the basis of their disability, and the City will
make every effort to accommodate such disabilities in the work setting.
STARTING SALARY: Applicants are normally appointed at the entry-level
dollar amount for the appropriate salary range.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Appointees serve an 18-month probationary
period, which constitutes an on-the-job test.
BENEFITS: Excellent Pension Plan, 3 year D.R.O.P., longevity pay, shift
differential, excellent medical, dental & life insurance, Vacation and Sick
time, holiday pay, take home vehicle program,, uniform allowance, educa-
tional incentives, in-house fitness center.
PAY AND PENSION: Employees are paid by check every two weeks. Pay
increases are granted on a merit basis within the pay range for the classi-
fication. Standard payroll deductions are made during the probationary
period. After Regular status is attained, Fire and Police Pension System
deductions commence.
This position is represented by FOP (Fraternal Order of Police)
Complete Written Application
Complete Prescreening Questionnaire
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
High School diploma or equivalent
Copy of Social Security Card
Valid TABE results (if taken and passed on or after 11/19/2005) or diploma
showing Associates degree or higher, or transcripts showing 60 completed
college credit hours
Valid CJBAT results (if taken and passed on or after11/19/2005)
Proof of military veteran status (if applicable)

CLASS NO: 5011
UC NO: 06-CO-1-254
We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work
and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community.

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UnfurniShed Rooms
18711 NW 32nd Court
Unfurnished, room for rent
own bathroom.
Call 786-274-0806
Large room, $400 all utilities
included, cable ready, house
nrivilenes. 7RR-768-3863

1448 NW 69th Street
$400 monthly, $500 to move
in. Call 305-934-9327
2957 N.W. 44th Street
One furnished room availa-
ble. Call 305-693-1017 or

3001 NW 45th Street
Newly renovated furnish
room, air conditioning and
utilities included. $385 to
move in and $300 monthly.
Call: Lola at 786-877-7150 or
Charles at 786-287-3872
8275 N. W. 18 Avenue
room for rent
References 305-754-7776
9119 NW 25th Avenue
Air $90 per week, $500 to
move in. Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912
Use of house, cable T.V.,
mini refrigerator, with air.
Call 954-534-5302

82 N E 68 Terrace. female
only room. $100 weekly $200
to move in. 786-277-5592.

128 N.E. 82 Terrace Miami.
Rooms for rent in private
home .$500 monthly plus
$300 security Working indi-
vidual or elderly preferred.
References 786-355-5948.
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.

100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
1246 N E 58 TERRACE
Studio,'$450 monthfily
Call Joel 786-355-7578
331 NW 56th Street (Rear)
$385 monthly. $920 to move
in. Call 305-688-5002 or

4120 S.W. 32nd Drive
One large efficiency for rent,
$625 monthly, $500 deposit.
Call 786-256-3174 or
676 NW 46th Street
$475 plus deposit, all utilities,
cable-ready. 786-316-2066
2230 Fillmore Street,
efficiency for rent.
Call 305-948-6219 or
$650 all utilities included, ba-
sic cable, private entrance.
Call 305-305-0351

12XX NW 61st Street
Two bedroms, Section 8 OK.
Call Dorothy 305-757-8596

1500 NW 69 Terrace
Beautiful two bedrooms
available. $850 Section 8
Call 786-282-8775
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 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

1801 NW 2nd Court
Two bedroom apartments
available, $600 monthly, Call
Joel 786-355-7578
1948 NW 2nd Court
One bedroom, one bath with
appliances. $440 monthly!
Call 305-607-7182
2750 N.W. 43rd Terrace
Newly renovated one bed-
room, one bath with alc, free
water, $515 a month, $773
moves you in.
Leonard 786-236-1144
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $445-$520
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $445 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, Extra
large clean one bedroom,
one bath, new kitchen
cabinets, free water and
SCall 786-419-6613

638 N.W. 65th St. #3
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$700 a month, first, last and
security to move in. Call Mr.
Dennis, 305-788-0212.
6780 N.W. 4th Avenue
Newly remodeled two and
one bedroom apartment, ap-
pliances, security bars, air
and water included. $700
and up. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-688-7559
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
1601 NW 1st Court
CABLE. Remodeled effcien-
cy, two, three bedrooms, air,
ceiling fan, appliances, laun-
dry and gate. 305-374-4412
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.

5200 N.W. 26fh Avenue
Two bedrooms, $700, Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 305-634-3545
Two bedrooms two bath
apartment for rent, nice and
clean. Section 8 welcome.

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath.
$450, air conditioning.

One bedroom, $525 easy
move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, three bedrooms $825
new tile, appliances, kitchen,
security bars. 305-219-4503
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$445 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $510 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
Overtown, Liberty City
Opa Locka, Brownsville
Apartments, Duplexes.
Houses, efficiency, one
two and three bedrooms
Many with appliances
Same day approval
Call-for information
Capital Rental Agency, Inc

Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
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 and
three bedrooms, tile, applian-
ces, bars, central air, $950-
$1300 monthly. Other loca-
tions available.
Call now 305-621-6128
190 NW 57 STREET
Three bedrooms, two. baths
Section 8 Welcome. $1200
monthly. Deposit security.
Call Pam 305-899-6291
2117 NW 92 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with air, tile, security bars,
washing machine facility,
large back yard. $750
monthly, first, last security.
total $2250. No Section 8.

34TH ST. N.W. 22ND AVE
Two bedrooms duplex $750.
4643 NW 16th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$1350 to move in. By
application only. Call 305-
638-5946 or'305-759-2280

6051 N. W 24 Court
One bedroom $750 monthly,
water included. Section 8
okay. Call 305-696-8277
1860-2 N.W. 45 Street, two
bedroom one bath, new
appliances, new kitchen and
tile floors. $1000 monthly.
Section 8 okay!
Call 954-914-9166
254 N E 82 Terrace
One bedroom, central air,
water included.
Call 305-970-5573
Two bedrooms, remodeled
bath room, central air, securi-
ty bars and lights, fenced
yard. Call 305-691-2255

16142 N.E. 18th Place
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $1050 monthly,
three months to move in.
Call 786-985-1624
7005 NW 4 Court. Two bed-
rooms, one bath.
Call 786-263-1590
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $580 per month, $580
security deposit, $1160 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-

1940 N W 4th COURT
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590
1999 NW 5th Place.
Four bedrooms two baths.
Section 8 only
Call 786-263-1590
3531 N.E. 170th Street,
Two bedrooms, two baths,
waterview, with option to buy
$1475 monthly305-987-9870
8010 S W 21 COURT
One bedroom one bath,
washer and dryer, air, gym,
gated. $850. 305-968-0265
Three bedrooms only

$152 monthly buy a four bed-
rooms, two baths, foreclo-
sure, 4% down, 30 years at
8% APR! For listings 800-
749-8168 xD074
1321 NW 82 STREET
Four bedroom, one bath
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590
135 ST. NW 17 AVE. AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 OK. 305-754-7776
1441 NW 67th Street
Beautiful four bedrooms, two
baths, new appliances, cen-
tral air, tile, freshly painted,
vertical blinds, huge yard,
private parking, new roof.
Section 8 Okay.
Call 786-357-5000
1529 N.W. 52nd Street
Completely renovated four
bedrooms, two baths, ceram-
ic tile throughout, spacious
rooms and living area,
central air conditioning,
landscaped yard, iron fence,
new kitchen, close to
schools, $1650 monthly.
Section 8 welcome. For more
information call Mr. Davis at
17470 NW 18 Avenue
Five bedrooms, two baths,
rent with option to buy or use
as group home. $1700 a
month. $4,000 to move in.
Call 786-262-2851

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

191 ST NW 11 AVE. AREA
Five bedrooms, two baths,
$1850 a month
2325 N.W. 89th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 a month, $2700 to
move in, 305-685-9402.
2359 NW 56 Street
Four bedrooms two baths,
central air. $1500 monthly.
Section 8 okay.
Call 305-761-0061
2460 N.W. 140th Street
Two bedrooms, air, tile,
carport, $900, move in
$2,700. NO Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2520 N. W. 204 Street

Three bedrooms two baths.
Section 8 okay. $1400
monthly. Call 305-696-8277

2707 N.W. 50 Street
Five bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 only. Call Lorenzo
786-356-0486 or Gigi

2821 N.W. 171 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1200 monthly.

2825 N.W. 163rd Street
Four bedrooms, two bath, air,
tile, bars, $1400, move in
$4,200. NO Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
3273 N W 52 STREET
Three bedrooms two bath
house, central air, $1200
Brown Realty Inc.
3431 NW 187th Terrace
Newly renovated, central air,
secured windows and doors,
fenced yard, carport, near
school, $950 per month.
Call 305-895-8651
4021 N W 199th Street
Three bedroom, tile, air, den,
bars, femced. $1300 move in
$3,900. NO Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
595 N W 88 STREET
Three bedrooms one bath.
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590
901 N. W. 84 Terrace
Three bedrooms two baths.
Section 8 Okay. $1375
monthly. Call 305-696-8277
Two bedrooms, Florida
Room, fenced yard. $700
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty.786-444-9113 ,
Three bedrooms, Section 8
preferred 305-754-6564 or
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, $1100 per month,
$3,300 to move in.
Call 305-525-3540
Four bedrooms two baths,
Foreclosure! $21,600! Never
Rent Again! For listings 800-
749-8168 xD041.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, fenced, -bars,
central air. Section 8 okay!
Call 786-390-0809
1025 Rear N W 106 Street,
one bedroom, air,
appliances, carpet. $800
monthly adults only. Drive by
then call 305-681-3236.
2467 N W 99 Street
Three bedrooms, central air,
appliances, large gated yard.
$1500 monthly. Drive by then
call 305-588-1569.
Quiet area three bedrooms
one bath, fenced spacious
yard. $975 monthly.

Two story, five bedrooms
three baths, laundry room,
central air. $1900 monthly,
first last and security. Section
8 Welcome. 174 N E 78
Street. 954-818-9112

Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1250 a month.
Call 305-305-0351

3417 Fox Croft Road
Three bedrooms, two and a
half baths, new kitchen, nice
quiet area, garage.
Call 786-285-4904
Two bedrooms one bath
$800, one bedroom $700.
Three bedrooms one bath
$1300 305-801-8994 or

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

Section 8 Welcome!
Five bedrooms, three baths,
central air, and appliances
family, dinning and laundry
room. Big yard. Fireplace.
Call: 305-992-6496
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your mort-
gage? Call Kathy:

Three bedrooms, two
baths. Section 8 welcome

3521 N W 171 Terrace, three
bedrooms one bath. Section
8 okay. Drive by then call

Houses, apartments and du-
plexes.Do Right Realty 786-
277-8988/305-751-8516 Ask
for Emily.

18049 N. W. 49 PLACE
Beautiful two bedrooms two
bath in Delgado Gardens ev-
erything updated. Central air,
washer dryer. Seller will help
with closing cost asking
$175,000. Open Saturday
and Sunday. Call 305-495-
8873 or www.SunPart- Agents okay.

112 Marion Street-Miramar
Three bedrooms, one bath,
pool, $1900 down and $1195
monthly with good credit.
$269K. NDI Realtors
1139 NW 76 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
big yard, remodeled, all
12555 NW 8 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
floors and central air.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
1529 N.W. 52nd Street
Completely renovated four
bedrooms, two baths, ceram-
ic tile throughout, spacious
rooms and living area,
central air conditioning,
landscaped yard, iron fence,
new kitchen, close to
schools, $1650 monthly.
Section 8 welcome. For more
information call Mr. Davis at
786-285-4904 ,
203 Street and 36 Ave NW
Four bedrooms, two bath,
central air, patio, garage, in-
law quarters. Try $2900
down and $1195 monthly
with good credit. $279K.
NDI Realtors
20921 N W 30 Court
Beautiful three bedrooms,
one and a half baths with
huge Florida Room
Brown Realty Inc
2101 NW 87 STREET
"Pretty" two bedrooms, one
bath, corner fenced yard!
Brown Realty
2236 N.W. 59th Street
Being totally remodeled. Big
lot. Brand new kitchen, bath,
central air, electric, plumbing
tile and carpet. 179,900. sell-
er will pay $10,000 towards
closing costs.
Owner/Agent 305-491-7522
3081 NW 87 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled. New
kitchen and new paint. $1900
down and $1195 monthly
with good credit. $269K. NDI
Realtors, 305-655-1700.
4910 NW 170 Street
Four bedrooms, two bath,
central air, new windows.
$1900 down and $1295
monthly with good credit.
$299K. NDI Realtors
569 N. W. 50 STREET
Near Design District. Three
bedrooms one bath plus
laundry room, carport, large
lot, central air, new kitchen
new deck.www.SunPart- Open Satur-
day and Sunday. $299,000
call 305-495-8873 and
agents okay.
7770 Meridian St.-Miramar
Three bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled. Car-
port, $1900 down and $1195
monthly with good credit.
$269K. NDI Realtors
Now You Can Own Your
Own Home
UP TO $65,000
On Any Home
Also available
HUD/VA Homes
House Of Homes Realty

Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,0001
800-749-8168 xD040
Four bedrooms, two baths
Only $21,600! For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046
15820 N W 18 Avenue, Ex-
cellent location four bed-
rooms one bath. $189,900
Call 305-467-2408
Four bedrooms, three baths,
move in two offer
takes home! 305-491-4432.

Bad Credit! Bankruptcy!
We can help! Zero Down
Available! 954-274-3644

24 HR. Plumbing
Unclog All types of Blockage.

Check Water Heaters and
Septic tank. Free Estimates.
Call 786-597-1924 or

Plumbing electrical, applian-
ces, roof, air, 305-685-1898.

Sedan Deville, gold with tan
interior, tints, cold air, asking
$4000 or best offer.
Call 786-506-0200
HONDA'S from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023

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

Must be CDS approved. Call

Fulltime infant care giver.
Must have CDA plus 40
hours. Call 305-754-7979

Presser Needed
Please call 305-691-0233
or 786-255-8954
A-Better Dry Cleaners
and Laundry
2971 N.W. 62nd Street

Light chores for one person
exchange for housing with
meals $600 for neat petite
person. Call 305-835-9798
Looking for hair stylist
braider and maintenance
man. Call 305-757-1222

Overtown Youth
Center Inc.
Job Advertisement
Program Assistant
Elementary School Teacher
Music/Choir Instructor
Drama Instructor
Teacher Assistant (2)
Coach Instructors (2)
To apply, please submit an
OYC application and re-
sume to:
Nicole McMililan "
Human Resource Manager
450 N W 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Applications are available
at the OYC reception area.
Job descriptions are availa-
ble at the OYC reception
area for review. Salary
commensurate with

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

CDA preferred, full and
time 305-754-1132.

40-42 Short $20. Shirts 16
1/2, Pants 34-36, Shoes 8-8
1/2, Hats small, Ties, etcet-
era. 1079 N W 61 Street.
24 Inch loaf $15, www.fields-
Call 954-699-8444.
14201 N W 17th., Avenue,
December 1, 2 and 3. 9 to 6
p.m. New and used.
Zoned for 40 children.
Call 305-687-1218

Brand New Queen Pillowtop
Mattress Set, $195 can deliv-
er. Call 305-968-8129.

Cingular Pink Razr
Cell Phone $225
Call Karen
ing Size Pillowtop Mattress
Set, new in package, $279.
Call 786-390-1609


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advisor. Helps with all problems in life,
such as love,marriage, health, court
cases and business. Also restore nature.
I have blessed candles, baths and
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She has amazing spiritual powers to help you gain the
love of the one you most desire. Are you crossed up?
She can help you overcome all your problems in love,
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Why suffer when you can have wealth,
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Overtown Advisory Board Election that was
scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2006,
has been cancelled because the number of
nominations submitted is equal to the number
of seats open for election.

For further information please call Pamela E.
Burns at 305-250-5367 or Dwight Danie at 305-

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#16169) City Clerk

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

12D The Miami Times, November 29-December 5,

Bernardo inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

--During her storied playing
career at Miami Dade College
(MDC), Lady Sharks assis-
tant coach Patricia Bernardo
received many top honors.
As a sophomore, she was a
first-team National Junior
College Athletic Association
(NJCAA) All-America selec-
tion and the Florida
Community College Athletic
Association Southern
Conference Player of the Year
in 1999. That year, she also
led the Lady Sharks to a per-
fect 33-0 record and the
school's fifth national title.
Now, Bernardo can add

one more honor to her ever-
expanding trophy case. On
Sunday, November 19 she
was inducted into the NJCAA
volleyball Hall of Fame dur-
ing the national tournament
banquet in West Plains,
Missouri. She was honored
for her accomplishments as
a student athlete while at
Bernardo is one of the
most talented hitters and
blockers to ever play at MDC.
The teams she played on
compiled a 67-3 record. In
addition to winning a nation-
al championship in 1999,

Patricia Bernardo

her teams also won two
Southern Conference
Championships and two
Florida Community College
Activities Association
(FCCAA) state titles. In 1998,
Bernardo and the Sharks
were the runner-up in the
NJCAA national tournament.
While playing for the Lady
Sharks, the 6'2" Sao Paulo,
Brazil native averaged an
outstanding 4.2 kills and 1.6
blocks per game during her
career. As a freshman,
Patricia was a first-team All-
Region VIII/Florida
Community College Athletic

Association All-State selec-
tion as well as a first-team
All-Southern Conference
choice. The Lady Sharks fin-
ished 34-3 during her first
season and Patricia was
selected to the FCCAA All-
State Tournament Team and
the NJCAA National All-
Tournament Team.
Today Bernardo continues
to contribute to volleyball,
working in her second sea-
son as assistant coach at
MDC, developing future
stars for the Lady Sharks.
Bernardo joins five other
MDC coaches and adminis-

trators who have been
inducted into the volleyball
Hall of Fame, the most repre-
sentatives from any of the
NJCAA colleges.
Past MDC inductees
include former head coaches
Roberta Stokes, Cookie
Stevens and Ilida Medero.
Also, former MDC athletic
director and national tour-
nament director Jim Harvey
and current MDC athletic
director and past director of
the National Volleyball
Championships Jim Cox are
also members of the NJCAA
Hall of Fame.

Coach Strock elects not to return for 2007 season

Florida International
Univerity's head football
coach, Don Strock, resigned
on November 15.
FIU atheletic director Peter
Garcia, said the university is
appreciative to Coach Strock
for starting the program and
transitioning it to Division
"The role of the founding
coach of a university's foot-
ball program is extremely
challenging and requires

very hard work
and dedication,"
said Garcia. "We
are grateful to
Coach Strock for
laying the founda-
tion for our pro-
Strock will finish
this season as
head coach. The
Golden Panthers'
last game is
December 2

against Troy University
at the FIU stadium.
"The last 'six years
were a great experience
for me and I am grate-
ful to FIU for the
opportunity," said
Strock. "I am proud of
the successes we have
had. Now is a good
time to move on to
other challenges. I
wish FIU every suc-

High school football team and coaches.

Northwestern High School Top State Team

The celebrated
Northwestern Senior High
School Bulls, winners of all of
its 13 football games and the
top rated team in the state.
Northwestern is ranked the
eighth best team in the coun-
try by three national high
school football polls, includ-
ing the respected USA Today
NWHS efeated archrival
Central High School 39-12 in
the Region 4-6A final game

last week at FIU Community
stadium. Star running back
Antwain Easterling ran for
141 yards on 23 rushing
attempts and scored two
The final team in the way of
the Bulls advancing to the
Class 6A championship game
is the tough North Miami
Beach High Chargers. The
Chargers defeated South
Plantation in the Region 3-6A
final last Friday. The teams

will meet Friday at 7:30 p.m.
at the Orange Bowl. The Bulls
are not taking NMBH lightly
and are taking the memory of
last year's upset semifinal
defeat by Deerfield Beach.
Coach Roland Smith has
pledged that his team will be
The State 6A Championship
game will be played December
9 at Dolphin Stadium, which
will also be the site of the
2007 Super Bowl game.


Miami fires Coach

Even an upset victory
couldn't saye Miami
football coach Larry
Coker's job.
The H rricanes
fired Coker on Friday,
one day after Miami
became bowl eligible
with a 17-14 upset of
No. 18 Boston
"The University has
made a decision to
change head coaches
for our football pro-
gram," athletic direc-
tor Paul Dee said. "We
all recognize Larry's
contributions to this
program and all he
has accomplished in
his six years and in
prior years as the
offensive coordinator.
On behalf of the uni-
versity, I want to
thank him for what
he's done for us."
If the Hurricanes get
-Invited to a bowl
game, Coker will
coach the team for the
contest, Dee added.
Miami's offensive
coordinator from
1995-2000, Coker
was promoted to
coach when Butch
Davis took the
Cleveland Browns job
in the NFL. Coker had
immediate success,
going 12-0 In 2001
and winning the
national champi-
onship with a Rose
Bowl rout of
Nebraska. The
Hurricanes won all 12
games in the 2002
regular season before
absorbing a contro-
versial double-over-
time loss to Ohio

State in the
Fiesta Bowl
for another
national title.
T h e
went 11-2 in
the 2003
which they
with an
Orange Bowl
victory over r
Florida State,
they posted
marks each of
next two seas
ending the 2005 c
paign with a blov
loss to Louis
State in the Pc
Bowl, a game that
marred by a s
fight between
Coker replaced
assistants in the
season but
Hurricanes loc
listless in Septel
losses to
dropped out of
rankings for the
time this decade
October 14,
Hurricanes bra
with Fl(
International at
Orange Bowl, an
flurry of punc
kicks and swung
mets was shown
seemingly enc
loop for days.
The 58-yea
Coker was give
vote of confid
after the brawl, b
was perceived
many to have
control of the
gram. Minus 13

Coker after 6-6 season
pended play- He must. be a great
ers, the recruiter, of high char-
Hurri;ca nes acter, committed to
barely beat winning champi-
lowly ranked onships, academic
Duke the fol- success and to the
lowing week, University communi-
but they ty.
dropped,;. their "We want someone
next four- con- who wants to be at the
tests two fol- University of Miami,
lowing the who is well organized,
COKER murder of inspirational and can
rival defensive tackle Bryan attract a first-rate
but Pata before upset- staff."
9-3 ting Boston College.
the Coker finished"59-
ons, 15 in six seasons with
cam- Miami.
wout "I want to encourage
lana our alumni, fans, our
each NFL alumni, to be
was stronger than ever for
mnall supporting this pro-
the gram, supporting the
new coach, the new
four staff," Coker said.
off- "The University of
the Miami has a great rep-
oked utation. It's going to
mber be a good job. This
the football program will
and not be down long."
and The Hurricanes
the made the move soon
first after the regular sea-
On son ended to, expedite
the the process of putting
wled together a new staff
orida and landing a strong
the recruiting class in
d the February.
ches, "We need a new
hel- start," Miami
on a President Donna
less Shalala said. "We will
recruit a great coach. wm w
r-old We are looking for an
en a experienced and suc- e
tence cessful coach of the
ut he highest integrity who
by understands and .
lost loves the Miami tradi-
pro- tion of success and Oral representations ca
sus- football family. 131 purchase agreement an

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