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Miami Northwestern wins state football championship

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Maude Newbold lights candle for 'Mama.'

M. Athalie Range honored

By Kaila Heard
The Virginia Key Beach Park
Trust hosted the 'Celebrate the
Vision' candlelight celebration
of the life of the late M. Athalie
Range, Friday, Dec. 8.
The Virginia Key Beach Park
Trust, M. Athalic Range
Cultural Arts Foundation and
the Holy Redeemer Catholic

Church, all causes that Range
supported, presented the trib-
ute honoring the vision that she
had for the historic- beach's
Explaining the significance of
the night's ceremony, Gene
Tinnie, who succeeded Range
as chairperson of the Virginia
Key Beach Park Trust, quoted
from Proverbs, "It is better to
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Anderson Case ain't over yet!

NAACP seeking

additional prosecution
By Brandyss Howard
T In an exclusive interview with NAACP
State president, Adora Obi Nweze and
Statewide Criminal Justice Committee
Chair Dale Landry, The Miami Times was
told emphatically that the fight for justice
ETYBin the Martin Lee Anderson Case is far
BY TH A A Pfrom over. Nweze stated that the NAACP
is seeking additional prosecution for Bay
County medical examiner, Charles
Siebert; Boot camp
supervisor, Captain
Mike Thompson and
Bay County Sheriff
Frank McKeithan.
They have been
given the title
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Bulls win

state title
By Derek Joy
Special to The Times
The Altamonte Springs Lake
Brantley High Patriots came.
They saw. But they did not
conquer Liberty City's
Northwestern High Bulls in the
Class 6A title football game.
Prior to the game,
Northwestern's first year
Principal Dr.
Dwight Bernard,
said, "It would
be awesome,
more than I
could hope for.'
And that is what
happened as
head coach
SMITH Roland Smith
and his staff
guided the Bulls over humps
and bumps to an undefeated
season and the school's fourth
state championship.
Smith is the first alumnae to
coach the Bulls to a state
championship. The late leg-
endary coach James Wanda, a
graduate of Miami Booker T.
Washington, won the first
championship in 1963-64,
defeating Carter Parremore
High School from Quincy, Fla.
The second championship,
which was the first under the
integrated Florida High School
Athletic Association (FHSAA),
came in 1995 under Coach
Willie Goldsmith.
Current Miami Killian High
coach Billie Rolle, coached the
Bulls to their 1998 FHSAA
State Class 6A Championship.
Smith, an assistant to
Goldsmith and Rolle when
their teams won, graduated
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forum on Medicare Part D participation
"There are 4 million
eligible people who
have not signed up for
medicare. "-Jesse Jackson
By Brandyss Howard

Last Wednesday, Reverend
Jesse Jackson Sr, the Rainbow
PUSH, United Health
Foundation and Bishop Victor
T. Curry joined at The New
Birth Baptist Church to hold a
press conference about the low
enrollment of eligible minority
Medicare Benefits. A 'Medicare
Part D' community forum was
held directly after to educate
the community and increase
participation in the new drug
benefit program. Jackson said
he will travel to critical places

such as Atlanta and Detroit
mobilizing ministers and con-
gregations to educate their
community about this pro-

gram. "You have nothing to
lose by signing up, but every-
thing to gain." said Jackson.
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Let children know history

is being made now
W le Florida and national Republicans are cele-
brating the win of Charlie Crist, the only non-
V incumbent Republican who won a governorship,
Black people in the nation and in Florida have reason to cel-
ebrate a more far reaching victory. Patrick Deval, a 40-year-
old attorney will take the oath of office to become the
Governor of Massachusetts on Jan. 4, 2007.

With all the sparkle and speculation over the possibility
that Senator Barack Obama may campaign for the U.S.
presidency two years from now, it may be easy to gloss over
or forget Patrick Deval's present historic achievement.

Children in Liberty City, Overtown, East Little Havana and
Little Haiti-Lemon City, should know that a Black governor
is serving in the same state that produced President John
Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy, who would have been

Children are increasingly lead to believe that the only way
for a child from a non-rich family to succeed in life is to rap
or play ball.

They should know about the 40-year-old Deval Patrick,
who was born on Chicago's South Side (Liberty City north-
west) into a Black family living on welfare in a two room ten-
ement, did not star in sports or expect to be an entertainer.
They should know that Deval Patrick, through the insight of
one of his teachers was referred to "A Better Chance" pro-
gram that sought out those who wanted to achieve academ-

From there Deval Patrick studied and achieved academic
success through scholarships and graduated from Harvard
College in 1978; then spent a year working in Africa for the
United Nations. After that year, he sought and was enrolled
in Harvard Law School. Although among the elite schools,
whose students were sought for judicial clerkships and
internships at prestigious law firms, Patrick chose to work
with the Legal Aid Bureau, defending poor families. He then
worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
in New York City, where he first met Arkansas Governor Bill
Clinton during a voting rights case.

After work with a private firm, Patrick was later nominat-
ed by then President Clinton to be the Assistant Attorney
General for Civil Rights in the Justice Department. His hon-
ored tenure was in great contrast to the Civil Rights Division
under George W. Bush.
After Bill Clinton's term, Palrick left office and went into
private practice until 2005, irfen he announced his candi-
dacy for governor.

On Jan. 4, 2007, Patrick will take the oath as the 71st
governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Among
former governors of Massachusetts are such greats as John
Hancock and Samuel Adams, whose names once meant
more than good beer.

It's been 16 years since Massachusetts had a Democratic
governor, but Patrick is history. Black people have been on
the North American shores for nearly 400 years, yet Patrick
will be only the second black American elected to a state's
highest office. While we must celebrate Barack Obama's
membership into the exclusive Senate club, Patrick and
Douglas Wilder of Virginia may well belong to the political
world's most exclusive club, from where most our
Presidents have come over the past 40 years.

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Northwestern brings

championship to Liberty City IIIIII

The Bulls of Liberty City's Northwestern Senior High Bel1
School are the state champions! Anyone who has
seen them play, know that the division may be 6A, Dear E<
but the team and individual play on the football fields
revealed to all who saw them that they are the best football Powemmu
team in Florida, and according to USA Today, one of the top Housin
10 in the whole country. Liberty City now has a different (CAHSA
connotation for any who keep up with what is going on in improv
our community. ty.
We be
Why is this important? When the media and many visitors action
hear or read of "Liberty City," what comes to mind? All the create
ills and deprivations associated with so-called 'inner city' income
living. Poverty, lack of educational skills, businesses owned commit
and operated by someone else and all the other "Boys in the change
Hood" stereotypes. That those exist and are being attacked
by the revitalization efforts of the City of Miami and Miami-
Dade County is not disputed. Dis

But, as Muhammad All and Joe Louis reminded our com- Dear Ed
munity years ago, the Liberty City Champs of the 100 yard
field are examples that "it is not what is around us, but Jackso
what is in us that counts." Champions come from any back- have fc
ground and prove that however others may view us, it is our nephew
own self-discipline, focus and commitment to excellence Miami
that will determine how far we will go. High.
In 2
Coach Roland Smith and the young men of the 2006 more; h
Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City, Miami, I am leI
Florida make us proud to say "We are from Liberty City, the ticularil
home of the 2006 Champions of Florida football." Thanks point, 1
coach; thanks young men. ri

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inity Affordable
g Strategies Alliance
A) is now being used to
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elieve there is a needed
in the political will and
of the commission to
and sustain quality low
housing. If the CAHSA
tee was to be a place for
then they would have
n making power! In fact,

they only take suggestions that
then must be approved by the
commissioners who got us into
The county has shown us
what they do with suggestions
by their response to the
Coalition for Emergency
Housing which presented clear
position and plans for how to
bring the county out of the
housing crisis. A start is allo-
cating $200 million for those
in greatest need. This money
should be used to build new
rental housing, and a rental

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a graduate of Miami
n Senior High (1971). I
our brothers and one
that graduated from
Northwestern Senior

006, nothing in the
arena surprises me any-
Lowever, once in a while
ft puzzled by some par-
y galling action. Case in
the decision by Miami
estern's principal
Bernard to allow
n Easterling to play in
championship game left
decision was Coach
Smith's to make. It was
nt that Coach Smith did
nt the onus of making

the decision on him. If
Principal Bernard had exer-
cised his inherent right to over-
ride the Coach, then at least
Coach Smith would have
demonstrated his willingness
to instill discipline in his young
The decision to play this
young man in the face of his
admission that he engaged
himself in such repugnant
behavior sends the wrong mes-
sage to other young athletes
who are increasingly flaunting
the rules of decency and get-
ting a "pass" in return.
A good coach builds his team
around one or two good play-
ers, but lack the confidence to
win without them. A great
coach builds his team around
each and every player, while

voucher program immediately.
We also demanded that all of
the vacant public housing
units be fixed and filled to get
families safe and stable
The coalition's suggestions
were not approved.
Finally, the fact that
Matthew Schwartz, a
Crosswinds representative, co-
led the CAHSA's big event is a
huge contradiction.
Crosswinds is a project that
rejects low-income housing,
that is taking public land to
build unaffordable condomini-

instilling integrity, dignity,
character and confidence to
win or loose, with or without
"star players."
There is every indication that
Northwestern could have won
the game without Easterling.
However having elected to play
Easterling, Northwestern's vic-
tory will forever be blemished
by the school's decision to put
winning above "right."
Had Coach Smith done his
job as head coach and made
the right decision not to play
Easterling and his decision was
overruled by Principal Bernard,
this would have been different.
I think they both feared a back-
lash from the Black communi-
ty and consequently made a
very bad decision. This also
leads me to wonder if the inci-

ums in Overtown where resi-
dents are in the greatest hous-
ing crisis. The decision to place
him in a leadership role is
disingenuous to the people in
Instead of processing, we
need action now. We need to
see a flip to Miami's image as a
corrupt city, a poverty stricken
city and housing crisis city
into a city in which people's
needs are met.

Denise Perry

dent happened a couple of
months ago, was the school
aware of it and made a con-
scious effort to cover it up.
P.S. To one of Easterling's
relatives that said "someone is
trying to mess up his chances
of going to college and the
NFL," you don't have to be a
member of The Mensa Society
to see that Antwain Easterling
is doing a pretty good job of
that... all by himself.
Northwestern could have made
it a little easier for a Division 1
college to offer the young man
a scholarship knowing that his
school, his coach and principal
had applied proper disciplinary

Valerie Person-Baker
Miami Gardens

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It is estimated that 40 million
people suffer with the HIV
virus and some 29 million have
died from the disease. It is a
major health crisis and is dev-
astating many poor countries
in Africa.
U.S. Senator Barak Obama
appeared in Rick Warren's
Church in California to encour-
age people to get tested for HIV
with Pastor Warren. Pastor
Warren the author of Purpose
Driven Life was sharply criti-
cized by the right wing
Christian coalition for allowing
U.S. Senator Barak Obama to
be on stage with him, allegedly
because Barak Obama is not
an anti-abortion U.S. Senator,
although he is. a devout
Christian. (I think racism may
have also been a hidden factor
in the criticism).
Pastor Warren in responding
to this criticism provided a
wonderful reply. He stated that
he does not know if he is a
right-wing Christian or left
wing Christian, but felt he was
probably a whole bird chris-
tian. As a whole bird Christian,
he does not focus on one issue,
when there are so many issues
afflicting us such as poverty,
war, famine, disease, dying
children and whole popula-
tions losing their lives to AIDS.
He felt 'that Barak Obama by
helping bring to light the prob-
lems of HIV victims, a group
long ignored by most
"Christian Churches" was
doing the work of Christ.
Pastor Warren stated that
Jesus ministered to the sick,
poor and sinners and people
with HIV fit into that category,

and if Jesus were alive he
would probably be ministering
to victims of HIV. I do not
know if this eloquent statement
would help to shut up the
right-wing Christians, but I
found it most enlightening.
I also read today that Pastor
Warren did not change his
lifestyle when he became
wealthy from his blockbuster
book, but rather created a
foundation to start new
churches, to help the poor and
educate the young. He paid
his church back the salary that
he had received for 24 years, so
that his work for Christ would
be a true labor of love. He did
not believe that serving God
meant that he should have
more material goods, but that
rather he should use his
money to do good. During his
apparent ascendancy to mega
star Pastor, he did not go out
and buy a mansion or limou-
sines, but rather kept his hum-
ble home and car.
Regretfully, Pastor Warren's
wife is dying of cancer. He
admits that he is struggling
with the illness of his wife. But
he has found a blessing in her
illness in that because of her
illness, she has been able to
reach so many people with the
message of Christ. As a jaded,
skeptical lawyer, who loves
Jesus, but has a difficult time
with some "Christians"; it was
heartening to hear about the
actions of a man of God in my
mind a true "Christian." I feel
in this moAth, when we cele-
brate the birth of Jesus that we
should all try to emulate Christ

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A purpose driven life

Property tax bills for 2006
arrived in the mail recently and
are now due. Every December
1st home owners and landlords
in Miami-Dade County experi-
ence 'sticker shock' when we
get our tax notices. Paying bills
for FPL, a car note and a mort-
gage can be struggle enough,
but every 30 days we know
where the money goes.
However, that is not true in the
case of the annual property tax
bill. In the Black community,
we understand that this bill is
high, but so many of us don't
understand why. It's time to
break the code...
The Notice of Ad Valorem
Taxes and Non-Ad Valorem
Assessments (property tax bill)
is suppose to explain how
much money we must pay each
year to keep receiving impor-
tant governmental services like
local police protection and fire
rescue. It displays columns,
rows of numbers and fine print
so complicated that the County
Tax Collector mails a "How to
Read" fold-out diagram to tax-
payers along with each bill.
This diagram is worth more
than one thousand words
because it translates the for-
mal and sometimes frightening
language of the tax bill into
plain English, Spanish and
There are 12 different gov-
ernments, known as "taxing or
levying authorities," posted on
my bill to announce my
required contribution to help
fund continued operations of
the public school system, the
South Florida Water
Management District, the City
of Miami, Miami-Dade County
and two independent special
districts. Your bill will include
taxes and fees imposed by the
different governmental author-
ities that provide services in
the area where your property is
located. A few dollars up to
hundreds of dollars we must
pay to keep ownership of our
property by the many (in my
case, 12,) listed taxing authori-
ties can add up to a lot of
The County's Property
Appraiser's Office is responsi-
ble for an official update of how
much each individual property
is worth. It begins this process
on January 1, and by July 1 of
each year its process (which
includes comparing sales

prices or other properties in the
area, estimating replacement
costs and declaring property
value before exemptions are
applied) is complete. The dol-
lar amount set as your proper-
ty's assessed value will appear
on your tax bill, but you can
appeal and prove to a panel
called the Value Adjustment
Board that the government
failed to give you credit for all
timely-filed exemptions or did
not correctly evaluate your
There are several exemptions
or reductions to assessed value
available to property owners
who qualify, including a
$25,000 homestead exemption
and miscellaneous discounts
granted to widows/widowers,
the elderly and the disabled.
March 1 is the deadline to
apply for the homestead
exemption. Other important
deadlines are listed on the
Property Appraiser's Office
website at The
general information telephone
number is 786-331-5321.
Once the appeal period expires,
assessed value minus all appli-
cable exemptions equals your
property's taxable value.
Meanwhile, I sometime
between late spring and July 1;
the taxing authorities set tax
rates that are estimated to
raise enough money from tax-
payers to pay for it to operate
throughout the coming year.
The general public has more
than one opportunity to dis-
cuss proposed tax rates with
the board members of each
taxing authority at public hear-
ings. This includes the much
publicized budget hearings of
the city and county.
After public hearings, each
taxing authority must choose
one tax rate from two possible
options: (1) That tax rate which
will generate enough money to
pay for the same basic level of
service next year, known as the
"rolled-back rate" or (2) that
tax rate which is calculated to
pay for a different level of serv-
ice throughout the coming
year. The rolled-back rate will
produce a No New Taxes budg-
et while Option Two may result
in either a tax increase or tax
cut. The agreed tax rate that is
ultimately adopted is called the
"millage rate."
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People are talking about the comments and message of
the family of Northwestern High School's star Antwain
Easterling about the charges against him. Nothing was
said about the young girl victim, but the focus was on his
being able to become a college and pro football player.

Questions about maturity are being asked about the
"friend of a friend of a friend" in Opa-locka who attacked a
witness in a publicized case. Will the criminal arrest prove
to the 25-year-old young woman that she is no longer in
high school and this matter is serious?

Folks are still talking about the votes of the Black
County Commissioners for a Cuban Commission Chair
rather than for Black Commission Vice Chair Dennis
Moss. A switch by either could have been the majority vote
to give the powerful position to a competent and seasoned
colleague. Some say there is an untold story. Stay tuned.

Many people are talking at the barbershops and beauty
shops about how parents are not keeping aware of who
their teenage boys and girls are dating. Seems that a local
football player already had one girl pregnant when he
sought out another 14-year-old for sex.

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NAACP issues 'Most Wanted List' in Anderson cover-up

continued from 1A

"The NAACP's Most Wanted,"
as NAACP representatives
believe that along with the
seven guards and nurse that
were recently charged, these
three played a vital role in Lee's
death and the governmental
cover-up that followed.
"I have never seen a case in
which I was Involved where the
state went through such great
lengths to cover up evidence,"
said Nweze.
The NAACP alleges that
Thompson, who was serving as
the authority figure over the
guards as the incident
occurred, did nothing to prevent
Anderson's death. "He was seen
on the surveillance camera
standing by and watching the
guards beat Anderson. "He
looked, walked back to his office
and did nothing," said Landry.
In Tallahassee, Florida A&M
University and Florida State
University students used their
cell phones to flood the Bay
County Sheriffs Office with
calls demanding the firing of
Thompson. Governor Bush also
requested the removal of

Thompson; a request that
McKeithan denied. The NAACP
concluded that McKeithan
denied this request because
Thompson was simply following
his orders.
Nweze and Landry claimed
that Sheriff McKeithan is equal-
ly responsible for Anderson's
death because he did not imple-
ment 'necessary force' guide-
lines and procedures. According
to the report filed by the Bay
County's Sheriffs Office, the fol-
lowing methods were'tused to
'control' Anderson after he com-
plained about a shortage of
breath as he was asked to con-
tinue his physical assessment:
the straight arm bar takedown
method, knee strike, prone
escort position, bent wrist
method, pressure point method
and hammer strikes.
"These boots camps are sup-
posed to be a care facility. The
methods used here are those.
used on the streets. This is
about more than just Martin
Lee Anderson. We need to inves-
tigate all Florida juvenile justice
facilities to find out why there
have been approximately 180
incidents of child abuse over the
past three years. said Landry.

He also stated that there have ed a second autopsy. "I said we
been eight reported deaths in have to get another autopsy
juvenile camps in places such done. I don't trust these people,"

Landry and state president Nweze in Times conference room.

as Jacksonville, Panama City,
and Miami under the Bush
Nweze told The Miami Times
that after Siebert initially con-
cluded that the cause of death
was, due to sickle cell, the
NAACP and the family request-

said Nweze. They brought in
nationally respected Dr. Michael
Baden from HBO Autopsy;
Baden has previously taught,
studied and talked with medical
examiners in the state and per-
formed other autopsies in
Florida. "No one knows that

we're the ones who got him,"
said Landry. Landry told The
Miami Times that Baden was
able to determine the cause of
death wasn't due to sickle cell
even before conducting the offi-
cial autopsy through the testing
of blood samples.
When cells sickle, they hard-
en, clog blood flow and fall
apart. Baden was able to deter-
mine that Anderson's red blood
cells were still active and began
the process as they died. "The
blood trail showed that it wasn't
sickle cell. I'm frustrated that
Siebert was still being paid
$180,000 and can't fully do his
job," said Landry.
Nweze told The Miami Times
that the second autopsy took
over 24 hours to complete
because some people in the
government knew that the orig-
inal findings were incorrect.
"They [second group of medical
examiners and the NAACP]
knew they had to go all the way
because they wouldn't have
access to the body again. They
wanted to exhaust all reason-
able doubt before charging that
Siebert's findings were incor-
"He should be prosecuted on

the grounds that he falsified a
medical document." said
Nweze. Landry stated Siebert
should also be prosecuted
because he continued to prac-
tice medicine although his
license had expired on Jan. 30
And was not renewed because
he was placed on probation by
Governor Bush. A medical
examiner is only allowed to per-
form his duties when they are
in an active status. We have evi-
dence that Siebert conducted at
least two autopsies during his
delinquent status," said
The NAACP will continue
seeking prosecution for these
individuals and have gone
through great lengths in the
'fight for justice' by forming
Town Hall meetings, holding
congressional hearings and
meeting with every U.S.
Attorney in the state of Florida.
They and others plan to hold a
press conference and strong
demonstration during the inau-
guration ceremony for
Governor-Elect, Charlie Christ.
"We want to make sure that
everyone who played a role in
this young man's death pays!"
concluded Nweze.

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Jackson joins Curry to inform community about medicare

continued from 1A
, Jackson stated there is an
overwhelming amount of
African-Americans living with-
out health insurance. The
Medicare D Program, which
became available in January, is
insurance that covers both
brand-name and generic pre-
scription drugs at participating
pharmacies in your area.
Medicare prescription drug cov-
erage provides protection for
people who have very high drug
costs. In order for the benefits
to take affect by the beginning
of the new year, eligible recipi-
ents were allowed to sign up
anywhere between November
15 through December 31st.
Late enrollment penalties are

accessed to eligible beneficiar-
ies who do not enroll by the
deadline. "There are 4 million
eligible people who have not
signed up for medicare. This is
about choosing life and health
over death," said Jackson.
Rev. Jackson also stated that
many elderly citizens have neg-
lected to sign up because of
their distrust in government aid
and don't feel comfortable sign-
ing up. "Many seniors who
should be celebrating their
Golden years are worrying
about insurance. This is not a
scam; this is the real deal The
new Congress is more con-
cerned with cheaper insurance
for all Americans," said
Jackson. He also stated that
through the program, recipients
will save about $1400 a year-

which he described as- com-
pelling. We have to take higher
steps for those with the greatest
need. I encourage you to sign
up today for the best and
cheapest coverage. If people
don't take advantage of this,
they will die earlier. This is
about life extension and com-
fort," said Jackson.
A panel of healthcare experts
and medical professionals, such
as Pharmacy Manager, Dr.
Laquinta Hyppolite, designated
tables to provide participants
with detailed information, data,
and instructions explaining cov-
erage options to local Medicare
beneficiaries. They also dis-
cussed the features of the new
prescription drug program and
offered individual counseling
sessions. Hyppolite's Executive

Assistant, Karen Curtiss, told
The Miami Times that having
health care forums is one of the
best ways to keep people
informed. We have to educate
our people to have a healthier
way of life. This is a way for res-
idents to get the best coverage
possible," said Curtiss. She also.
stated that Hyppolite and her
executive staff will participate
in future forums at local high
schools and universities to give
students knowledge about
these resources. "We have stu-
dents that can barely afford to
go to college, let alone afford
health insurance. They either
opt for free clinics or just go
without. Plain and simple,
being insured is an essential
way of living, concluded

FAMU presidency down to six candidates

Six candidates are now semi-
finalists to become president of
Florida A&M University. They
were presented from the search
committee last week, and will
be interviewed this week where
three finalists will be chosen.
Board of Trustees Chair Challis
Lowe and the search committee
made the pairing to the six.
Interim president Castell
Bryant has served since the
previous president, Fred
Gainous, was fired two years
ago based upon accounting
and financial mismanagement
allegations at Florida's most
well known historically Black
Semifinalists include Thelma

Thompson, presently the presi-
dent of the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore.
Another is from outside the
academic world, former U.S.
Ambassador to Honduras Larry
Palmer, who now heads the
Inter-American Foundation, an
independent federal agency
that provides grants to non-
governmental and community
based organizations in Latin
America and the Caribbean.
The other semifinalists are
Lawrence Davenport, executive,
vice president for university
advancement at Florida
Atlantic University; James
Ammons, chancellor of North
Carolina Central University;

Dam b

Patricia Pierce Ramsey,
provost of Bowie State
University in Maryland and
Howard Johnson, provost of
the University of North Texas;
The committee will interview

each candidate personally this
week before deciding on three
Those finalists will then be
invited to the campus in
January to meet with students,
faculty, staff and alumni.

35th., pastor anniversary

and Christmas banquet

Reverend Gaston Smith

Saturday, December 16, the
35th., Pastor's Anniversary and
Christmas Banquet of The
Greater St. James Missionary
Baptist International Church,
4875 N W 2nd., Avenue.,
occurs at Howard Johnson's
Hotel Plaza, 7707 N W

Doctor William H. Washington
103 Street, Hialeah Gardens at
7p.m. The Reverend Gaston
Smith, eloquent pastor of
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church of Liberty City will
speak. Call 305-693-2726
donation $50. Dr. William H.
Washington, pastor.

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A candlelight tribute celebrates

the late M. Athalie Range

continued from 1A

light a candle than to curse the
Range played a crucial role in
the restoration of Virginia Key
Beach, founding the Virginia
Key Beach Trust and serving as
its chairperson. She brought
the vision of what the beach
should become in the future,
related Dorothy Fields, founder
of the Black Archives. Range
added her own design concept
for a commemorative Memorial
Garden And Museum at
Virginia Key Beach.
Miami's only 'Colored Beach'
began as a temporary beach for
Black Navy trainees in 1944.
.But a-'wade-in' protest of the
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whites-only Baker's Haulover
Beach by a group of Blacks
quickly lead to the creation of a
permanent Black beach on
Aug. 1, 1945.
Despite the restrictions of
segregation, Virginia Key Beach
became a popular social and
family gathering site for the
Black community, eventually
boasting a merry-go-round and
mini train. However, by the
early 1980s, Miami closed the
beach. The beach fell into dis-
repair and not until M. Athalie
Range lent her support did city
officials finally decide to con-
sider new plans for the site.
.She was like another Martin
Luther King, Jr, said Charlene
Hudson, and no matter what
we will continue her legacy.

Can't stop the Bulls

continued from 1A

from Miami Northwestern in
"Good, good," replied Smith,
when asked how it feels to go
undefeated and win a state
championship, after his Bulls
corralled the Patriots, 34-20,
at Pro Player Stadium in front
a record breaking single-game
state championship crowd of
nearly 25,000. Smith, after five
previous seasons as head
coach, experienced the joy of
winning it all as he did while
playing cornerback for the
University of Miami from 1987-
"I can't even explain it now,"
said a subdued Antwain
Easterling, Northwestern's star
running back.
"It's like when you grow up
dreaming about a game like
this. You always hope for this
moment," said junior wide
receiver Tommy Streeter, who
finished the night as the sec-
ond leading receiver in the
County, behind teammate
Aldarius Johnson, the county's
single season record setter for
receivers in catches, touch-
downs and yards.
Lake Brantley, behind quar-
terback Carl Randolph and
running back Antonio Miles,
gave the Bulls all they could
handle in the early going. On
its opening possession the
Region I champs put together
an eight play, 66 yard drive to
lead 7-0. The Bulls countered
with a four play, 80 yard scor-
ing drive culminated with a 48
yard scoring pass and run
from junior quarterback
Jacory Harris to Streeter. The
point after failed.
The Bulls scored again on a

six play, 70 yard drive that
Harris finished on a 23 yard
strike to Johnson. Harris hit
Streeter for the two point con-
version to take a 14-7, lead.
Harris found Johnson again on
a 14 yard payoff pitch. The
point after gave the Bulls a 21-
14, halftime lead.
."I told you," said former
Northwestern All Dade receiver
Khalid Jones, who is now a
sophomore at the University of
Miami. "We just missed win-
ning it my freshman year. But
they won it tonight."
The nail in the coffin came
when senior cornerback
TiJuan Davis picked off a
Randolph pass and returned it
untouched for a 42 yard
"I hadn't intercepted a pass
all season. But my teammates
kept telling me to hold it out
for the state," said Davis.
"After I intercepted the ball I
could only tell myself to 'go
straight, go straight.' And
that's what I did to get the
touchdown. It's a good feel-
"We know what it takes now,"
said Streeter. "It takes a lot of
hard work, determination and
staying focus. So we know
what to work on over the sum-
The Bulls will return 15
offensive and defensive
starters, including Harris,
Johnson, Streeter and third
receiver Kendall Thompkins,
among others.
"We were determined not to
let Oit happen again," said
Smith, in responding to ques-
tions regarding several near
misses in the past. "We're try-
ing to compete for it every year.
We'll have to keep working

Property tax advice

continued from 3A

The millage rates for each
taxing authority are then com-
piled and charged to the prop-
erty owner once for every
$1,000 of taxable value. The
math results in a line item dol-
lar amount called "taxes levied"
by the particular taxing author-
ities. All the taxes levied by

each of the taxing authorities
are then added together to
achieve a grand total payable to
the Miami-Dade County Tax
If this bill is not paid, you are
guaranteed legal and financial
headaches that can legally
cause you to lose your property.
Your mortgage lender and oth-
ers who want your property
know this and now you do too.


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Crist scraps plan for lavish inaugural | M

ball funded partly by lobbyists

Lavish party doesn't

seem right, he says

Gov.-elect Charlie Crist has
decided to cancel his inaugural
ball, saying he didn't feel right
about an expensive party when
many people are struggling with
higher insurance and property
tax bills.
Other free events, including a
prayer breakfast, parade, the
swearing-in ceremony and tours
of the governor's mansion, will
go on as scheduled.
"It's a difficult time for a lot of
Floridians and there's no need to
have a big party," Crist said
Saturday. "Many times it's your
natural inclination to follow tra-
dition, but then you start to
reflect and you realize what the
circumstances are for many
At a cost of an estimated $2.5
million, the ball was to be a

$100-a-ticket cele-
bration and con-
cert at the
County Civic
Crist had been
seeking as much
as $500,000 each
from lobbyists and
industries to
underwrite the
inauguraLtion a
event. In a move
designed to blunt
criticism, the CHARLIE
incoming governor
said Thursday he would begin
revealing donors Friday. After
initial resistance, he agreed to
post a list of contributors every
Friday on his inauguration Web
But that did little to placate
critics of big-money politics still
stinging from Crist's gubernato-
rial campaign. The Republican


attorney general
raised almost $20
million in the most
expensive gover-
nor's race in the
On Saturday,
Crist said he had
been thinking about
canceling the 'ball
over the past week.
"It was a mistake
to want to go for-
ward to honor that
tradition just for
tradition's sake," he

Crist's inaugural committee' is
also returning all donations it
has received, including
$100,000 from Trigeant Air LLC;
$50,000 each from GEO Group
Inc. and U.S. Sugar Corp.; and
$25,000 each from Colodny,
Fass, Talenfeld, Kalinsky &
Abate and A. Duda and Sons

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Charter schools in Broward County face problems

By Akilah Johnson

Charter schools are alterna-
tives to traditional public
schools, but a recent Broward
School District audit coirmit-
tee meeting showed they share
similar pitfalls: Financial trou-
bles, bad business deals and
low enrollment.
As the audit committee
questioned charter and dis-
trict officials Thursday about
their finances, both groups
answered questions about
multi-million construction
deals and why thousands of
dollars appeared to be miss-

"They definitely share com-
mon problems," said Broward
Charter School Coordinator
Susan Onori.
The charter schools, which
are run independently of the
district but are publicly fund-
ed, had to appear in front of
the committee because the
school district is responsible
for their financial health. Nine
of 34 charter school systems
reported deficits of up to $2
million for last school year,
according to annual audits.
Among charter school-relat-
ed findings from the meeting:
Broward Community
Charter School recently erased

a $22,909 deficit but wants to
take out a $9 million loan to
buy a new building.
A Smart School board mem-
ber also is on the board of the
school's management compa-
ny. Charter school board
members cannot benefit finan-
cially from their positions.
Charter School Institute is
$2 million in debt, has not met
city codes for two recently ren-
ovated buildings and has only
70 students.
Parkway Academy is $1 mil-
lion in debt, can't find finan-
cial statements and can't
account for about

Woman arrested for battering Pinder witness
On Friday, in the aftermath of for her role in a Dec. 5 attack heart out of our criminal justice
a physical attack on Ginger T. which left Ms. Williams with a system. When thugs intimidate
Williams, a witness in the "a swollen right eye," according witnesses, everyone in the com-
recently filed criminal case to the personal statement of munity loses. I will never allow
against Opa-locka Miami Dade detective Jessica that to happen. "
Commissioner Terence K. Alvarez. Prior to the charging of Ms. Gardner is charged with
Pinder, the Miami-Dade Police Commissioner Pinder, the two one count of Retaliating Against
Department, in conjunction women had no history of ani- a Witness, a 2nd Degree Felony,
with the State Attorney's Office mosity. and one'count of Battery, a 1st
Public Corruption prosecutors "Neither I nor any member of Degree Misdemeanor.
arrfi@ Sheiniqua Gardner, '.'. law enforcement will ever toler-
,,, dner. 6Vftt'hi S someone trying't6rintimi- g
Citmissioner Pinder's present date a witness," commented .
girlfriend, lives in the same 'Dade State Attorney Katherine i3 i'',"
apartment complex as Ms. Fernandez Rundle. "This type
Williams. She has been charged of crime tries to cut the very


This Week December 13-19

December 13:
1777: General George Washington
reversed previous policy and allowed the
recruitment of Black soldiers. Some 5,000
participated in the Revolutionary War.
1913: Boxing great Archie Moorel was
born Archibald Lee Wright in Benoit, MS. He
won the 1952 light heavyweight champi-
1924: Larry Doby, the first Black
American in baseball's American League,
was born in Camden, SC. [Jackie Robinson
was the first in baseball with the National
League]. Doby was the 1954 RBI leader.
1981: Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham,
comedian, died. He popularized the "here
comes de judge" routine.

December 14
1799: Former President George
Washington, dies, but stipulates in his will,
that his slaves shall be freed upon the
death of his widow, Martha.
1915: Jack Johnson became the first
Black world heavyweight boxing champion.
1963: Singer Dinah Washington dies in
1968: Sammy Davis Jr. awarded
Spingarn Medal for his talents and contri-
butions to the civil rights movement.
1972: Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska is
awarded the Heisman Trophy. His six touch-
downs in the Orange Bowl against the
University of Alabama are recognized as
one of the reasons why all southern white
athletic schools decided to integrate their
ball teams.-
1980: Elston Howard died. He-was the
first Black player for the New York Yankees.
During the 1950s and 1960s he was a nine
time All-Star.

December 15
1943: Blues great Thomas "Fats" Waller
died at the age of 39 in Kansas City, MO.
1961: Kenneth B. Clark, psychologist and
educator, awarded Spingarn Medal for pio-
neering studies that influenced the U.S.
Supreme Court decision to outlaw segrega-
tion in Brown v. Board of Education.
2001: R&B singer Rufus Thomas died at

age 84. He made famous songs such as Do
the Dog, Walking the Dog, and Do The
Funky Chicken.

December 16
1870: Colored Methodist Episcopal
Church organized in Jackson, TN.
1875: Knoxville College was established
in Knoxville, TN. Local alumni include Dr. &
Mrs. Joseph (Christine) Gay, Reverend
Ralph Ross, Dr. Henry Williams and Miami
Times Editor Jimmie Burke.

December 17
1939: Eddie Kendricks was born in Union
Springs, AL. He became best known as an
original member of The Tempting
Temptations. Although he began a solo
career in 1971, after the top selling JustMy
Imagination lead with the Tempts. The
group had a 1982 reunion tour and was
inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 1989. Eddie succumbed to cancer in

December 18
1865: The 13th Amendment, which out-
lawed slavery in the U.S., was ratified.
1912::General Benjamin 0. Davis was
born in Washington, D.C.
1917. Ossie Davis, actor and civil rights
activist, who gave the eulogy at Malcolm
X's funeral, was born in Argyle, GA.
However, at an early age, his family moved
to Waycross, GA, where he lived and grad-
uated from All Black Center High School,
where his teachers provided models for his
acting inspirations.

December 19
1875: Carter G. Woodson was born in
New Canton, VA.
1871: Charles Randolph Uncles became
the first Black priest ordained in the United
States in Baltimore, MD.
1910: The Pittsburg Courier was found-
ed. The national newspaper carried such
stories and pictures, such as the open cas-
ket funeral of EmmettTill.
1910: Sixty seven known Black people
were lynched that year.

Page7A December 5: Breaking the Code article "Black and Women Legislators
Have Numbers to Make Clout Count," the present term of Senator Bullard will end
in 2008, but she is eligible to seek another term in 2008.

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By Kaila Heard
The Beautiful Gate, Inc.
Cancer Resource Center of
Silver Blue Lakes Missionary
Baptist Church began with a
woman, breast cancer and a
computer with internet access.
Diagnosed in November
2001, Pamela Burnett found
that she was one of 192,000
American women diagnosed
with breast cancer, according
to the American Cancer
Seemingly undaunted,
Burnett breezed into surgery
by January. Unable to
acknowledge her feelings to
her relatives or friends, she
instead plastered her biggest
smile on her face when people
came to visit; letting everyone
know that she was just fine.
She wasn't. "Inside I was
about to explode," said
Burnett. "[But] cancer has


Pictured from left to right: Martha Curtis, Pamela Burnett
and Pastor Wellington Curtis.

many different faces and you
pretend a lot that you're OK."
The surgeries to remove the
cancer, reconstruct her breast
and subsequent infections,
made her battle with cancer a
long one. Burnett's isolation
only worsened her health,
causing her to have a "break-
down." But with help and sup-
port from a psychologist and
cancer support groups, she
began to emerge from her

So, when she sat in front of
her computer in late 2004,
Burnett knew she was looking
for information to help others.
"I didn't want them going
through a depression, thinking
they had to go through it
What she began to learn
astounded her. Burnett found
that there were resources
offered to the economically
disadvantaged such as social
security benefits, money for


transportation, money for
medicine or even money for
prosthetics. What was lacking
was someone to dispense the
information to low-income
cancer patients.
Burnett gave out informa-
tion about what was available
when she could. However, she
found herself providing a basic
service to the cancer patients
she encountered. She listened.
Sharing her struggle with can-
cer and depression, while lis-
tening to their trails, trans-
formed 'clients' into friends.
You have to help people get
healthy mentally before they
can deal with the physical,
explained Burnett.
Helping others helped
Burnett, who eventually vol-
unteered at Mary's Angels, a
non-profit agency dedicated to
assisting cancer patients.
She was volunteering, but
was dissatisfied with how they
only took you to a certain level,
explained Martha Curtis, vice
president of The Beautiful
Gate, she wanted to do follow
ups, counseling services and
monthly group sessions.
During her battle against
cancer and volunteer work,
Burnett joined the Silver Blue
Lakes Missionary Baptist
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FMU student comes in first in national recognition

Compiled by Kaila Heard

Florida Memorial University
senior student Esther Fraser
made university history when
she became the first Florida
Memorial student to gain
national recognition in the
field of public relations. "Not
only is this honor a victory for
Esther as an individual, but

also for Florida Memorial
University as an institution,"
stated Dr. Karl S. Wright,
president of the university.
"She has made all of us so
proud," he said. President
Wright, who was recently
appointed president of the
university, was instrumental
in broadening the university's
academic offerings.
"I am extremely happy and
honored to represent Florida

Memorial University," said
Fraser, a senior majoring in
Communications who recently
won first place in the national
Betsy Plank/Public Relations
Student Society of America
(PRSSA) Scholarship
Competition, which included a
$2,000 monetary award for
her outstanding achievement
and potential in the field.
Winners of the prestigious
competition were announced

and scholarships were pre-
sented at the Annual Awards
Ceremony as part of this
year's PRSSA National
As South Florida's only
Black University, Florida
Memorial University was
established in 1879 and is
best known for being the
birthplace of the Negro
National Anthem, Lift Every
Voice and Sing.

Pine Crest senior is National

Scholarship semifinalist

Competition recognizes America's

smartest high school students

FORT LAUDERDALE Pine Crest School senior Adonica
Black has been named a semifinalist in the 2007 National
Achievement Scholarship Competition. Black, of Boca.
Raton, is one of 1,600 Black students in America from
130,000 initially considered still competing for 800
achievement scholarships worth $2.5 million.
Black earned the semifinalist designation with. one of the
highest scores in a multi-state region on the Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
(PSAT/NMSQT@). She will next be judged on academic per-

. I am greatly inspired by my parents'
persistence in providing the best they can for
their children ..." Adonica Black

formance, SAT scores, recommendations from school admin-
istrators, participation in school and community activities,
leadership, and educational goals. Finalists will be named
in late January.
"I am greatly inspired by my parents' persistence in provid-
ing the best they can for their children," says Black, the old-.
est of five. The 16-year-old is co-president of Pine Crest's
Black Students' Association, vice president of the Young
Bohemians' Art Society and a teacher for Breakthrough Fort
Lauderdale, a full scholarship, enrichment program where
talented high school and college students teach motivated
middle school students from disadvantaged backgrounds the
skills needed to succeed in college preparatory high
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A Season of Praise

Minister Pamela Brooks

Father to ordain
daughter Sunday
at Union Grove

Pastor Marvin and First
Lady Robbie McIntyre invite
you to celebrate the ordina-
tion services of their daugh-
ter, December 17 at 3 p.m.
at Union Grove.

Pastor Jimmye Finch Larkin

Pastor Jimmye Finch Larkin
and the New Fellowship
Christian Center Expressive
Arts Ministry cordially invites
you in commemorating the
birth of our Lord in:
A Season of Praise, Friday,
December 15 at 7 p.m. at 240
Bahman Avenue, Opa-locka -
south of Opa-locka City Hall.

Ingram Gospel Singers 32nd annivesary

The Ingram Gospel Singers
invite you to celebrate with
them on their 32nd anniver-
sary December 16 at the
New Birth Baptist Church,
2300 N.W. 135th Street, 7

p.m. prompt.
Special guest artists will be
the Miracle Lights and
Melvin Dawson and Genesis.
Come and be blessed by
the Lord.

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93"-Street Community : /Apostolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
Missionary Baptist Church 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street
2330 N.W. 93d1 Street 305-836-1224 305-688-1612
305-836-0942 Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New time for T.V. Program Order of Services.
Order of Services FOR HOPE FOR TODAY Sun...9:30 a.nm....(Sunday School)
7:30..m. Early Morning W hip till.., ...I uni....i. liost 1.2.. Walk in the Word Minislry
I] i.t. .Momi. g wr olhip niSuii9 at.I-3 p3 l S nday 5 p1 n Worship Service.............II am.
Wed.- Intlevessroy Prayert) a.m.- 12 pi, Tuesday....7 Night
Evening Worship Momning Service.................. I I a.m Wed..I I a.m..lntercessory Prayer
Ist & 3rd Sunday ........6 p.mi. Sun.- Eve.Wolshir..........7:3 p. Wed. Bible Class. 12 p..
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 pit. Tutes. Pirayer M. ing..........7:30 p.. Wed. Bible Ciass.. 7 p..
Ii h-,I 0n

aith Evangelistic Praise &\
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Services
Sunday Schti l ................... 9:301 a.m.
p Sun. Morning Worship...........11I i.1.
Tues.I layer..................... 6 . I.
SSchool of Wisdom........6:30 p.m.
lt- lingt & I3cliv.t.... Scniv...7:3) p.m.
Wedisat. Mannah(ptmyor).Sat.m.
riday Yo,,uth, Night.y...... ..... 7 pm.

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

S, nday Sch- ll...........9:45 it
Monday Payir WVliml {sh) 7:30 tl0.m
MondayBibleStudy.......... ....... ... 8
Sali-tlay Ho e M vision ................... .0 ;u".
Saln lay F xIGive W ay ...................

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Services:
Early SIllday Worship...7:30

Sundiitay SchIL l ............... 9:30 I.m .
Sutrlay Morning Wotship ...11 amI .
Sunday Evening Service ...6 p.nt.
Toiesday Prayer Meeting ...7:31) pm.
Wednesday Bible Study .7:30) p.m.
iNot Just a Chi(uiCIh Bitl i Movene t"

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060,Fax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
Sunday Scloo ........... 9:45 a.i .
S4in. W rilling S r.......I I a m.ii
41" Sun ....l ..., 1:30-2:30 p. .

TIhumrs. OUitreiicli Ministry....6:30 )p.mi
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Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
Iwiends nhippr myiir iesi
740 N.W. 58th Sireet
Miami, FL
Order or services
S Erly Morning Worship....7:30 inm.
Sunday Scool .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship-t...........II a m.
Yontlli Ministry S ly....Wcd.....7 p.lm.
IPr' ycr/Bible S ly.....Wed.......7 p.n.
Nisonday Alar Prayer...tMvl-F)
Sedingt tche I ingry eveoyi

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

Order of Services:
S Sutndays- Church School ............... 10 a.m.
Worship Service ..............I1 :15 a.m .
STuesdays Bible Class..............7 p.nm .
4th Sulnday Baptismn Early Morning......8 ia.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary\
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2.3,4,5"' SutIday 8:00 amn
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service ..... 11:00 ami
Communion Service
i(Thl Prlyrert I" Sunlday) 7:30 Spm
Prayer Meeting/Bihle Study
(Wednesday) 7:30) pm

The Soul Saving Station O6 Trinity Faith Tabernacle\
Christ's Crusaders of Florida Deliverance Center
1880 Washington Ave. 512 Sw. 41" Street, Homestead 33136 305-246-2265
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004 Order of Services:
Order of Services:S May nil ,..s.. p .S...1 |0
SUinlliay SClin i ..l......... an .. iniilW r ip r ...Nlit X p ii.
Sunday Worship-. I I i. & 7 p-llid. "N'o D Pr ins r... 12 p.iii
Tuesday W worship ....... 7:45 p.m W ed Night Iihblc stl . p.m.n
NoonlD) ay Pray r ... .M ol.-r i. Thursday Night "Covin 2hmn M iblN,
College ..... 6 10 pl i.
it iday Nii p Nn Wi h ip Solt nl1

Jordan Grove Missionary"
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ...........7 a.m.
Sunday Schto lI............. 9 a.m .

W orship .........................4 p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday .. :31 p.11
Youth Meeing/Choir reharsal
Monday ........................ 6:30 p .m

Brownsville "\
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
L[)rd Day Sunday School.9:45a
StuIilhyW Morng 11Worshlip ....11 a.n..
Sunday MCen's Bible Study .....5 p.m.
Sunday Lldi-s Bible Study ...5 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .......6 p.m.
I Tuesday Night Bible Study ....7:30pmi
11 usday Monming Bible ChLss 11 ian.
I ansportation available Call:
305-634-4851 305-691-6958

Liberty City Church -\
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sun.dxayMom,,ng ...........8 a.m.
SSunday School .............10 a.m.
Sunday Eveninttg .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class ........7:30 p.m.
I I4Th1urs. Fellowship ......... a.

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.mV
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.

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

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

Order of Services:
SuItida Mitring hServices

Thursday Player Service ...8. 11 1

/Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"' & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

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

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

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

Order of Services:
Early Mo, ning Worship .N.,st &3rd Su.
I m ,on Worship............... o:0 M a.11

Prayer Service ................... 7.3. p.m.8

St. John Baptist Church -'
1328 N.W. 3r" Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Momiting Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ........ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...II a.m.
Natureior HBaptist Chr'ilesI
(t( B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:

Wed. Night itmrcessary Prayer
'tom 7:30 to 8 p1,mi
Stundtay Wo ship Se,, icc..6:30 pm

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

New Hope Missionary -6p.m.

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

Church Schedule:
s E arl y Morning Worship a

1790 N.W. 955t Street
Nrl oon Day Perv :a

onTuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
l ues y. ...befo the st Sun...... 73 pj .

st. Luke Missionary Baptis
1790 N.W. 55th Street

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sun Church School 9:30a.m.

M morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. belm the Ist Sun7 pin.

liiZion Hope f \
Luke M issio nary Baptist
5129 N.W. 1755th
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301

Order of Services:
Sutinday School ............. 9:30a.m.
Morning Praise/Worship ..11 a.m.
Pry er Meeting. 7:30 p.m.

/I- Zion Hope fw

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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.


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. ':* M orning W orship ............. 10 a.m .
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8;30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
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Overseer/flastor Percy L. McCox FA
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Celebrate the birth of Jesus

Well, the Christmas season is
upon us! I absolutely love this
time of the year.
One of the students in my
Intercessory Prayer group told
me that she had read an article
that said Christians should not
celebrate Christmas because it
has become too commercial.
The author of the article wrote

that most people are not inter-
ested in the reason for
Christmas, it's just a time to
buy gifts and get into debt.
Besides, he wrote, Jesus was-
n't born on December 25 any-
way, so why bother to celebrate
Christmas that day?
It is true that Jesus was not
born on December 25. This

isn't a news flash.
Because of the fact that the
shepherds were out in the
fields with their flock during
the announcement of Jesus'
birth, most Bible scholars and
historians agree that Jesus
was most likely born several
months before December.
Yes, it was man that made the
decision to select December 25
as the date for the national
holiday. But I think that the
author is missing the point.
The date is not nearly as
important as the fact that He
was born. Jesus' birth should
be celebrated because without

His birth, we would not need to
celebrate anything else -
including our own birthdays!
Because Jesus was born -
and just as importantly He
died, we can rest assured that
those of us who are born in
sin, but die in Christ, will live
eternally with Him. His birth
gave us this wonderful oppor-
tunity for eternal life.
Christmas, like anything else,
is about perspective and atti-
tude. If you believe Christmas
is a total waste and all commer-
cialism, then that is what it is to
you. Of course, there are some
people who only give and con-

tribute during this time.
Thank God for the contribu-
tions and gifts. Some people
are only pleasant during this
time of the year. Let's pray that
sweet, gentle spirit will envelope
them the whole year through.
I know without a doubt that
Santa Claus did not save me. I
know that the reindeer did not
die to set me free and it won't
be Frosty the Snowman who
will greet me at Heaven's
gates. Though I love those
'symbols' of the holiday, the
holiday get togethers and the
Christmas music and the sing
alongs, I never lose sight of

the fact that Jesus is my
Savior. I love Him with all of
my heart. Like the angels, I
rejoice that the Messiah was
born and because of that one
special birth, I can live
Take the time to read Luke 2
and remind yourself how the
shepherds and the angels glo-
rified the birth of Jesus. We
celebrate our own birthdays
and other special events.
How much more should we
not celebrate the birth of the
King of Kings and the Lord of
Lords and the Hope of this

Democracy at risk: Florida in 2000,

Ohio in 2004 who is next?

To understand how George
W. Bush won the 2004 presi-
dential election, it helps to
understand how he won the
2000 one.
While all public attention
rested on hanging chads, but-
terfly ballots and a skewed
recount in the wake of the
2000 presidential election, the
root of the problem has been
overlooked. As investigative
reporter Greg Palast uncov-

ered, the state of Florida
purged over 90,000 people
from their list of eligible voters
under the disguise that they
were felons. In fact, almost
none of the disenfranchised
voters were felons . but
almost all were Blacks or
Palast's investigation
revealed that at the heart of
this ethnic cleansing of voter
lists was the creation of a new

centralized database for the
State of Florida. In 1999, the
State fired the company they
were paying to compile their
"scrub" lists and gave the job
to Database Technologies
(DBT, now ChoicePoint). DBT,
a private firm known to have
strong Republican ties was
paid $2.3 million to do the
same job that had previously
been done for $5,700.
The first list of felons from
DBT included 8,000 names of
felons from Texas supplied by
George Bush's state officials.
The state government said
they were all felons, and thus
barred from voting under fed-
eral law. Local officials com-
plained about the list and
DBT issued a new one, this
time naming 58,000 felons.
Palast discovered that the one
county that went through the

process of checking the new
list name by name found it
was 95 percent wrong.
Because of the way DBT
compiled its erroneous list,
Florida voters whose names
were similar to out-of-state
felons were barred from vot-
ing. An Illinois felon named
John Michaels could knock off
Florida voters John, Johnny,
Jonathan or Jon R. Michaels.
DBT didn't get names, birth-
days or social security num-
bers right, but they were
matched for race, so a felon
named Joe Green only
knocked off a Black Joe
Green, but not a white person
with the same name. There
was no need to guess about
the race of the disenfran-
chised: a voter's race is listed
next to his or her name in
many Southern states includ-

ing Florida because racial ID
is required by the Voting
Rights Act of 1965.
The Democratic. National
Committee's (DNC's) investi-
gation into Ohio's 2004 presi-
dential election irregularities
is the perfect postscript to the
party's 'election protection'
efforts: it is a shocking indict-
ment of a party caught com-
pletely off-guard in its most
heated presidential campaign
in years, and a party that still
doesn't fully understand what
happened and how to avoid a
repeat in the future.
The report primarily docu-
ments the fact that Jim Crow
voter suppression tactics tar-
geting Democratic Black vot-
ers were rampant in Ohio's
cities during the 2004 presi-
dential election. It cites and
spends most of its time ana-

lyzing the most visible prob-
lems: From shortages of voting
machines in minority
precincts, to unreasonable
obstacles to voter registration,
to disproportionate use of pro-
visional ballots on Election
Day among new voters and
Democratic constituencies, to
inadequate poll worker train-
ing and election administra-
tion, to poor post-Election Day
record keeping.
Donna Brazile, a Democratic
activist who heads the DNC's
Voting Rights Institute and
who ran Al Gore's presidential
campaign in 2000 concluded
that: More than 1-in-4 Ohio
voters had problems with vot-
ing, including waiting in long
lines; two times as many
Black voters as white voters
had problems..Blacks reported
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'Churc Note

Bethel Apostolic Temple and
Behtel Temple Community
Development Corporation invites
you to join them for their annual
'Glory on the Geen' worship serv-
ice and 'Holiday Toy and Food
Drive' on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 11
a.m. under the big top on the
front lawn of the church, 1855
N.W. 119th Street.

Send your prayer request to
Divine Holy Trinity Temple
and Outreach Ministry. P.O.
Box 331183, Miami, Fla. 33233-
1183, or call 786-521-2372.

Greater New Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church,

The residents of Sylvia's
Retirement Home, Inc. invites
you to their annual Christmas
Luncheon Saturday, December
16, 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. at 1823
N.W. 94th Street. Let's not for-
get our seniors nad disabled.

The Richmond Heights
Homeowners Association,
Inc. presents the annual Tree
Lighting Festival on Saturday,
Dec. 16, from 5 p.m. 10 p.m.
at Sgt. Joe Delancy's Park,
Boggs Drive in Richmond
Heights. See Santa arrive by
helicopter and enjoy a cultural
arts program. Gifts for children
1-12 years of age.

Mayor Joseph L. Kelley
invites all senior citizens for a
Christmas Light Tour on
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 5:30
p.m. Meet at Opa-locka City
Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard.

Miami Museum of Science,
3280 South Miami Avenue,
presents the following events:
The Science of Aliens, running
through May 6, 2007; The Cell
Gallery: Your Inner Beauty,
running Dec. 15-March 10,
2007; and Laser Fest Weekend,
Dec. 29-30. For more informa-
tion call 305-646-4200.

Udonis Halem Children's
Foundation in association with
The City of Opa-locka and the
Starks Charitable

2741 N.W. 49th Street, invites
you to the Ordination service for
the Deacon's Ministry on Dec.
17, at 4 p.m.

Pastor Barbara Boyce and New
Life Family Worship Center
invites you to an anointed 'Watch
Night Service' on Dec. 31, start-
ing at 9 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-623-0054.

Second Chance Evangelistic
and Deliverance Ministries
invites you to its Community
Gospel Jam! Saturday, Dec. 16
at 7 p.m. To express your gifts
through sign, mime, rap, dance
and choir selection please con-

Foundation, Inc. presents A
Christmas Extravaganza. Come
out for free toys, free food, free
Christmas concert, entertain-
ment, games and carnival
rides, all on Friday, Dec. 22
from 12 p.m. 5 p.m. at the
City of Opa-locka, 777
Sharazad Boulevard.
The AARP Chapter 5132-
Carol City North Dade will
hold its annual Christmas
Party on Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. at
the Mahogany Bar/Grille (for-
mally Ruby and Jean), 183rd
Street and 22nd Avenue. For
more information contact Alice
Williams at 305-622-9607 or
Larue Ford, president, at 305-
The residents of Sylvia's
Retirement Home invites you
to their annual Christmas
Luncheon on Saturday, Dec.
16, from 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m.,
located at 1823 N.W. 94th

It's a Christmas
Extravaganza! Come out and
celebrate at the Polish
American Hall at 1250 N.W.
22nd Ave., on Dec. 16, from 9
p.m. until. Free buffet and
prizes. Dress to impress. For
more information and ticket
purchase, contact 'Coco'
Sturrup, 786-287-7853; Ron-
Ron, 786-286-9048; Cheryl
Powell, 786-269-7747 or John

tact Pastor Deloris Johnson,
786-355-4388 or Minister
Mareeta, 786-346-0021.

Come celebrate a night of
Christmas Joy with the Youth
Department of A Mission With A
New Beginning Church, 8745
N.W. 22nd Ave., on Friday, Dec.
15, at 7 p.m.
********** *
The Golden Bells invite you to
a Pre-Christmas Musical on
Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at St.
Peter's Baptist Church, 6600
N.W. 15th Ave. For more infor-
mation contact Sis. McQueen,
786-251-2878 or Sis. Robinson,

St. James Baptist Church of
Coconut Grove, Inc., 3500
Charles Ave-, invites you to wor-

Ragin, 786-586-1244.

The Sateillite Civic and
Social Club is having their
annual Christmas Dance at the
Miami Fire Fighter Benevolent
Hall, 2980 N.W. South River Dr.
Dress semi-formal, free buffet
and BYOB. For ticket purchase
information call 305-493-3444
or 305-788-0006.

Class Meetings

The Booker T. Washington
Senior High School Class of
1955 will meet on Saturday,
Dec. 16, 4 p.m., at St. Peter's
African Orthodox Church locat-
ed at 4841 N.W. 2nd Ave.

The Miami Carol
City/North Dade High Class
of 1968 continue to meet the
third Saturday of every month
at Denny's, 199th Street and
22nd Ave. In preparation for
the 40 year reunion, the meet-
ing for Dec. 16 has been can-
celed. The next meeting is Jan.
20, 2007. The Christmas party
scheduled for Dec. 23 is at the
same time and place as last
year. For more information,
contact Fred Kemp, 305-770-

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

Prophetic revival at the Richmond Heights Woman's Club

International Prophet Henry
Walker is holding a prophetic
revival service Friday,
December 22 at Richmond
Heights Woman's Club, 14855
S.W. 116th Avenue, Richmond
Heights. This service is to give
you special blessings during this
holiday season. Prophet Walker
has appeared on TBN in
Jacksonville on several occasions
and is ordained under Bishop
Bill Harmon who has appeared
on Benny Hinn's TV show.
Bishop Bill Harmon is the
founder of Christian
International in Santa Rosa

If you are feeling lonely and
depressed during this season,
this service is for you. If you
need a personal word from
God, are looking for answers,
need to be healed or delivered,
God will meet your need at this
service. Don't let this service
pass you by, service starts at 7
Prophet Walker will be hold-
ing his next two services at the
same location on Friday,
January 12 and 26. These
services also start at 7 p.m.
Prophet Walker also trains
saints at each service with his
and Bishop Harmon's training

Directions: Florida' Turnpike
South to exit 16 (SW 152 St.) At
light make a left (SW 117 Ave.)
Make a right on Lincoln Blvd,
right on Bethune Dr., (first right
past Bethel Full Gospel
Church). The Woman's Club is
at the end of the street on the
right hand side.
Directions: Florida's Turnpike
North to exit 16 (SW 152 Street),
cross over 152 St. and make a
right on Bethune Dr. The
Woman's Club is the first build-
ing on the left.
For further information, please
call 305-274-0638.

ship during their 90th church
anniversary begirinig on Jan.
17-19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., and
culminating on Sunday, Jan. 21,
during the 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
and 4 p.m. services. For more
information, contact Sister Ada
McKinsey, church secretary, at
God Word God Way Church
of God in invites you to
praise the Lord on Sunday, Dec.
17, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and
witness a mighty move of God.
For more information call 786-

The Southern Florida
Jurisdictional Mission
Department invites you to their

Mission Bizzare at God Word
God Way Church of God in
Christ, on Saturday, Jan. 13,
2007, from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. For
more information call 786-258-

Minister Sarah Smith of Day
Spring Missionary Baptist
Church will be ordained
Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m., at
Union Grove Missionary
Baptist Church, 2901 N.W.
62nd Street.

Cornerstone Bible
Fellowship Church, 2390 N.W.
187th Street, invites to weekly
services: Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Bible
Study, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.;

Choir rehearsal, Saturdays, 4
The Mt. Vernon M.B.C family
invites you to A Miracle on 54th
Street -- A True Christmas Story
sponsored by the Youth and
Young People Department, on
Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at
6 p.m. at Mt. Vernon, 1323 N.W.
54th Street.

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

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


* Gospel Classic Hour, M-F, 6:00am
* Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
'4 Business In The Block
', Business Showcase

' Victorious Life Management
-, Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother
M-F at 2:00pm

* Noon Day Prayer, M-F, 12:00pm
a Business Spotlight, M-F, 1:15pm and 1:45pm; So
* Ministry Spotlight, Sa, 8:15am
* Livin' Right Teen Show, So, 11:00am
* Back to the Bible, Alternating M, 9:00am
* Lets Talk Money, Alternating W, 9:00 am
* Gospel News Now, M-F 3:00pm
a Talking Sports, So 5:00pm
a Queen James Gospel Hour, So, 6:00pm
* Quartet Corner, Sun, 7:30am
* Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown, Sun, 10:00pm

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

16B The Miami Times D 6

RhckIN MEOIM e HAPPY BntrHlAThEMiBOwnCDsoiDEATHe MamiTImES, Deceber 1-19I200S17


roofer for Keith's Roofing Company,
died December 5. Services were

professional for
Dade County
School Board,
died December
8. Survivors
include: daugh-
ter, Octavia
Hodge (Lyndell);
four sons,
Robert, II,
Re g gie e
Raymond and Ronald Jackson; four
brothers, Herman, Harry, Sr., Larry
and Sampson Howard; three grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews and other relatives. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic

ROBERT H. QUINN, 77, retired
bookkeeper for North Shore
Shopping Center, died December 10.
Private services were held.

JULIUS RHODES, 86, laborer,
died December 5. Service
Wednesday (today), 11 a.m. in the
Gregg L.
OSCAR B. YOUNG, 87, retired
baggage handler
with PanAm
Airlines, died
December 5 at
North Shore
Survivors include:
wife, Nancy;
sons, Alfred
Whitley and
Anthony; daugh-
ters, Joslyn C. Irving, Shirley Sears
(Harvey), Willie Jean Coleman and
Freeda Heath; and a host of other
family' members and friends.
Service Wednesday (today), 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

struction worker,
died December
7. Survivors
Include: four
sons, David
Brown, Samuel
Brown (Jerry)
and Nathaniel
Brown; four
dau ghters,
Mattie Lee
Brown, Mary Henderson (Edwin)
Margaret Louise Brown and
Carolyn Brown. Viewing
Wednesday (today), 5-9 p.m.
Remains will be shipped to
Leesburg, Florida for final rites and

ELLEN COSTALES, 66, school
teacher, died December 3.
Visitation Thursday from 2-9 p.m.
Service Friday 11 a.m. at Jesus
People Ministries. Interment at
Southern Memorial.

December 7 at Westchester
General. Service Thursday, 12 p.m.
in the chapel.

died December 6 at Hampton Court
Nursing Home. Service were held.
E.A. Stevens
4410 SW 23rd
Street, West
Park, died
December 9 at
Hospital South,

Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. Luke
Primitive Baptist Church, West

St. Fort's
19, died December 7. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. in the chapel.

November 25. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. in the chapel.

FRED FIRMIN, 42, died
December 8. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic

Carey Royal Ram'n
December 9 at home. Service
Wednesday (today), 10 a.m. at
Cristo Salvador Presbyterian

JOHN PIPES, 81, died December
10 at home. Private services were

EMMA FERGUSON, 74, Perrine,
died December 7 at North Shore
Medical Center. Service Saturday,
11:30 a.m. at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church.

BETTY MILLER, 56, Goulds, died
December 10 at Homestead
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-

ALICE KELLY CASH, 82, house-
wife, died
December 10.
Survivors include:
husband, Vernal
E. McKinney;
three sons,
Alexander Kelly,
Floyd Kelly
(Patricia) and
Warren Cash
(Caroline); two
daughters, Alice B. Cash (Vemon) and
Theodora Bowleg; sister, Miriam Kelly;
and a host of grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Service Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Christian Fellowship Missionary
Baptist Church.

ANNETTE B. LEE, 66, LPN, died
December 9.
Survivors include:
husband ,
Greagus Lee, Jr.;
three daughters,
Theoretha Vancol
(Jean), Marliyn
Davis (Wayne)
and Sheila
Anthony; nine sis-
ters, five brothers,
six grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Miami Gardens Church of Christ.
MARGARET F. LEE, 79, retired
mental health
care worker at
Training Center,
died December 7
at Memorial
West. Survivors
include: sons,
Charlie Lee Jr.,
Henry Lee;
dau g h ters,
Cynthia and Tonya Lee. Visitation
Friday from 2-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Greater New
Macedonia Baptist. Interment: Dade

social worker
died December 7
at Memorial
Pem broke.
Surviv ors
include: hus-
band, Junior;
son, Mark;
daughter, Ashley;
five brothers,
Willie James
Haynes (Barbara), Freddie Haynes
(Rose), Kenneth Laird (Annie), Earl
Laird(Marie)and Stacey Major
(Donna); four sisters; Carolyn and
Sherial Williams, Pamela Major -
Ward (Johnny) and Hanna Major-
Wilson (Wesley). Visitation Friday
from 2-9 p.m. Service Saturday.

LESTER DENSON, 88, school
bus driver, died December 4 at
North Shore Hospital. Survivors
include: sisters, Nellie Johnson and
Ollie Washington; brothers,
Remmar Walter Denson. Viewing
Wednesday (today) 3-9 p.m.
Remains will be shipped to
Groveland, Georgia for final rites
and burial.

December 5.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Shiloh
Baptist Church.

December 4. Service Thursday, 4
p.m. in the chapel.
December 2. Services were held.

December 9. Arrangements are


MULLINGS, 66, died
9. Arrangements are

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


Dre, we miss you very much.
From your family.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
BARON WILSON, 60, self JAMES A. GREEN, 79, truck driv-
employed, died er, died
December 7 at December 5 at
Memorial K i n d r e d
Hospital West. Hospital .
Surviv ors S er v ice
include: son, Wednesda y
Teddy Cogdello; (today), at St.
three daughters, Paul A.M.E.
B e r n i c e Church.
Jeanine Baron
and Whitney Baron; two sisters, JAMES JORDAN, 61, security
Antonine Baron and Solange Baker; guard, died
brother, Serge Brown; eight grand- December 6 at
children; three nieces; four J a c k s o n
nephews; one godchild; a compan- Hospital. Service
ion, Marie Mathieu; and a host of Saturday in the
other family members and friends, chapel.
Family hour Friday, 6-8 p.m. in the
chapel. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at
Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

JAMELLA R. KING, 36, security
guard, died
December 5 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Saturday, 2:30
p.m. in the

JUANITA COLEY, 84, housewife,
died December
6 at home.
Services were
held Tuesday.

County bus
attendant, died
December 3 at
Pembrok e .
Services were

Barrett Frayar
BETTY SWEETING, 61, died at
Jackson South Community Hospital.
Service Thursday, 11 a.m. at St.
Matthew Missionary Baptist Church.

THELMA HILL, 86, Richmond
Heights, died at her residence.
Service Friday, 11 a.m. at Martin
Memorial A.M.E. Church.

ROSE NUNLIN, 94, homemaker,
died December
9 at the Claridge
House Nursing
Home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Christian
Baptist Church.

roofer, died
December 8 at
Miami Jewish
Home and
Hospital for the
Aged. Service
Monday, 11 a.m.
in the chapel.

manager, died
at Doctors

Service Friday,
10 a.m. at New
Birth Baptist

struction work-
er, died
December 8 at
home. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.

JR., 1, died December 6 at Jackson
Hospital. Remains will be shipped to
Palmetto, FL for final rites and dis-
Eric S. George
Hollywood, died December 10.
Service Friday, 11 1st
Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist

Lithgow Bennett Philbrick
67, West Hollywood, died December
9. Arrangements are incomplete.

Deadline for obituaries
are Monday, 3:30 p.m.

VALERIE A. EARLY, 41, died
December 8 at
Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Baptist Church.

died December
7. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at
Missionar y
Baptist Church.

December 9.
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Mt
Tabor Baptist

December 6.
Saturday, 2:30
p.m. in the
chapel.. "l

CLEORA COOK, 50, domestic,
died December
10. Survivors
include: sisters,
Carmen and
Yvonne Cook;


December 16,
12 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home

GEORGE BASKIN, 76, carpen-
ter, died
December 7 at
Medical Center.
include: wife,
Agnes; children,
Cynthia Tisdol
and George
Tisdol; sister,
Geneva; step-
sister, Mary Marion. Service
Saturday, December 16, 1 p.m. at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist

56, roofer, died
December 7 at

include: daugh-
ter, Phyllis
Stevens Blaine,
brother, David I .
Stevens; sister,
Cherrie Robinson; brother, Robert
L. Stevens (Bernice); brother,
George Stevens; one grandchild,
Phillip Blaine. Service Wednesday,
December 13, 11 a.m. at Peaceful
Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

MARY BAXTER, 82, homemaker,
died December 7th at South Miami
Hospital. Services were held.

Death Notice

RIOTT, died December 11.
Service will be held
December 16, 1p.m. at
Royal Funeral Home locat-
ed at 17450 N.W. 27th

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


03/06/1916 12/16/2004

Your untimely death two years
ago has left a void in our hearts.
We miss you greatly.
Your loving family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of my beloved
husband, father of Tracy and
Larry Postell, grandfather of
Kendra, KManna, Kamani and
Larry II,


01/21/42 12/3/03

We truly miss you. Rest on in
God's loving arms.
Loved by all family and friends.
I love you.
Your wife, Geneva

In Memoriam

Departed December 13, 2005.
We miss you Mom!
Christine, Kibbie, Andrew
Michael, Harold, Larry and

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


12/12/1934 03/27/2000
We miss you but, you're forev-
er in our hearts.
Love your children, Peaches,
Greg and Carlton.

Death Notice

In loving memory of,


05/31/1917 12/17/1999


12/22/1915 12/22/2005

Parents, give your children
And instruction from God's
Then with wisdom and
Teach them how to love the
Your Sons,
Leo Jr., Anthony, Clarence
and family.

Public Notice

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

66, of 8401 N.W. 24th Court,
died December 6 at Parkway
Regional Hospital.
Survivors include; sons,
Martis, Arthur Jr., and James,
daughter; Gynease.
Service will be held Saturday
12 p.m. at New Mount Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, 500
W. 23rd Street, Hialeah.

Death Notice


Poitier Funeral Home.

Deadline for

obituaries are


3:30 p.m.


The Miami Times, December 13-19, 2006 17B

s kcalB Must Control y


Black, still in competition

continued from 13B

school programs.
Black Intends to study inter-
national relations at the uni-
versity level and would like to go
to law school. She is consider-
ing the University of Florida,
Johns Hopkins, New York
University, Stanford, Yale and
Brown, among others, following
graduation from Pine Crest.
Now in its 43rd year, the
National Achievement Program
honors academically promising
Black youth throughout the
nation and provides scholar-
ships to the most outstanding
participants. To date, more

than 27,000 young men and
women have received
Achievement Scholarship
awards worth approximately
$86 million.
Pine Crest is an all-faith, col-
lege preparatory school that
serves students on campuses in
Fort Lauderdale (pre-
Kindergarten through grade 12)
and Boca Raton (pre-K through
grade 8). Since 1934, the
school has developed an out-
standing academic curriculum
and graduated students who
become professional and com-
munity leaders.
For more information, call
954-492-4103 or visit

Cancer resources widely available

continued from 13B

Church family in 2005.
However, nearly a year
passed before the idea came to
create a cancer resource min-
istry. Through word of mouth,
her reputation as the 'go to
woman of cancer' had contin-
ued to grow. "I was getting
overwhelmed from the people
needing my assistance,"
explained Burnett.
So, The Beautiful Gate
Cancer Resource Center, a
ministry of Silver Blue Lakes,
officially came into being
February 2006.
The name comes from Acts
3:1 26, said Reverend Curtis,
pastor of Silver Blue Lakes.
The passages refer to a crip-
pled man asking for alms at
"the threshold, called the beau-
tiful gate, of a temple.
Since February she's coun-
seled about 15 people mostly
women, but some children and
men. The fledgling cancer
resource center also sponsored

a community health fair in
Not that The Beautiful Gate
has morphed into a full service,
self-sustaining center. They
don't receive a budget from the
church, said Reverend Curtis.
So far their work has been
fueled by one fundraiser.
Nearly all the cancer brochures
and literature lining the office's
shelves were donated, while
Burnett's mother provided the
center's sole computer.
Yet with Burnett's persever-
ance, The Beautiful Gate will
be able to offer a group coun-
seling service with a Wellness
Center sponsored facilitator,
someone e specially trained
about cancer. The meetings
will be held the third Saturday
of every month, beginning in
In the meantime, Burnett is
back to using her own funds.
But she purchases the needed
equipment without complaint.
"Everything I thought I wanted
to do, doesn't compare to what
I do now," said Burnett.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


12/12/1920 09/10/2005

Happy Birthday Dad!
Love Karen

Death Notice

DAIN, 53, manager at auto
parts store, Leesburg, Virginia,
died December 5 at INOVA
Loudoun Hospital Center,
Leesburg, VA.
Survivors include: wife, Felicia
W. Audain, Leesburg, VA; daugh-
ter, Desry Gill, Montreal, Canada;
daughter, Marguita Williams,
Leesburg, VA; daughter, Monique
Williams, Leesburg, VA; son,
Fbian Audain, Barbados; son,
Antoinne Williams, Leesburg, VA;
sister, Louisa Audain-Hinds,
Montreal, Canada; sister, Adina
Sarrell, St. Vincent; brother,
George Audain, Miami; brother,
Calvin Audain, St. Vincent; two
grandchildren. Service Monday,
December 11, 12 p.m. at Yeshua
Church of God In Christ 8675
Phoenix Drive, Manassas, VA
20110. Family will receive friends
Monday from 11 a.m. until 12
p.m. Servicetime at the church
Clergy officiating: Pastor Tony
H. Campbell.
Interment at Stonewall Memory
Gardens Manassas, VA.
Arrangements by Joynes
Funeral Home, Inc., Warrenton,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

wishes to thank neighbors,
friends, Reverend James C. Kin-
chen and the Mt. Carmel
Church family for their kind-
ness, flowers and food.
You will always be in our
Your devoted wife, Clara.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


08/01/38 12/15/05

One year ago, Cradled in the
arms of the Lord December 15,
2005. He was a devoted hus-
band, father and grandfather.
Our hearts will always hold his
memories and the love he gave
to all of us.
We miss you.
Love you, Willa M. Cooper

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


12/11/66 12/12/04

Happy Birthday Dean.
It's been two years and we
miss you the same. Rest in
peace my son.
From Mom, Dad, family and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


08/05/84 12/15/02

It makes four years today since
we said goodbye., Sometimes we
still seem to cry. Your memory
helps us through stormy weath-
er. It's hard, but it's getting bet-
God has you in his keepsake,
we have you in our hearts.
With love, the Blair family

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


acknowledges with sincere grat-
itude, the many expressions of
love, kindness and caring during
our bereavement.
We thank each one for your
calls, visits, food contributions,
monetary gifts, flowers and for
just being there.
A very special thanks to Poitier
Funeral Home and staff, Reverend
Joseph Williams and church fain-
fly of St. Mark Missionary Baptist
Church, the combine choirs at St.
Mark and St. Matthew Missionary
Baptist churches, Mr. Lawrence
Ford, Mr. Franklin Williams, Mr.
James Moss, Mrs. Wilhemina M.
Carter, Ms. Helen Clarke, Mr.
Donnie Brown and the Progressive
Coronet Band, Representative
Dorothy Mindin-gall, Mrs. Enid J.
Pinkney, Mrs. Gwendolyn Welters,
the Dade Heritage Trust, the con-
gregation of the Kingdom Hall,
Peaceful Rest Baptist Church,
Denver, Colorado, Reverend and
Mrs. Wellington Curtis and Father
Richard Marquess Barry, Rector,
the Historic St. Agnes Episcopal
Church. May God's perpetual light
shine upon you.
Son, Carey Hampton and family.

Death Notice


Poitier Funeral Home.

DNC provides perfect postscript

continued from 16B

waiting an average of 52 min-
utes compared with 18 minutes
for whites; and
Five times as many voters
had identification questioned
than there should have been,
based on registration
Taken as a whole, this com-
pendium of error, fraud, cover-
up and contempt indicates that
this was not a legitimate elec-
tion, and is not worthy of being
certified by the Congress of the
United States:
1. More than 106,000 Ohio
ballots remain uncounted. This
figure does not include thou-
sands of people who did not
vote, despite intending to do so
in Ohio's inner cities, due to a
lack of voting machines, having
no available ballots, intimida-
tion, manipulation of registra-
tions, denial of absentee ballots
and other means of depriving
American citizens of their right-
-ful vote.
2. Most uncounted ballots
come from regions and
precincts where Kerry was
3. Of the 147,000 combined
provisional and absentee bal-
lots counted by hand after
Election Day, Kerry received
54.46 percent of the vote. In the
10 largest Ohio counties,
Kerry's margin was 4.24 to 8.92
percent higher than in the cer-
tified results, which were pre-
dominantly machine counted.
4. Turnout inconsistencies
reveal that tens of thousands of
Kerry votes were not simply
recorded. If Kerry-majority
precincts in Columbus had a
60 percent turnout, as record-
ed throughout the rest of the
state, he would have netted an
additional 17,000 votes.
5. Many certified turnout
results in key regions through-
..out the state were simply not
plausible, and all worked to the
advantage of Bush.
6. Due to computer flaws and

vote shifting, there were
numerous reports across Ohio
of extremely troublesome elec-
tronic errors during the voting
process and in the counting. All
reported errors favored Bush
over Kerry.
7. In Miami-Dade County,
two sets of results were submit-
ted to state officials. The sec-
ond, which padded Bush's mar-
gin, reported that 18,615 addi-
tional votes were counted,
increasing Bush's total by
exactly 16,000 votes.
8. Democratic voters were
apparently targeted with provi-
sional ballots. These ballots
require voters to fill out exten-
sive forms at the poll. Under
extraordinary rules established
by Blackwell these ballots were
set to be discarded if even
minor errors were committed.
9. Ohio's Election Day exit
poll was more credible than the
certified result, according to
intense statistical analysis. In-
depth studies by Prof. Ron
Baiman of the University of
Illinois at Chicago shows that
Ohio's exit polls in Ohio and
elsewhere were virtually certain
to be more accurate than the
final vote count as certified by
Blackwell. Ohio's exit polls pre-

dicted a Kerry victory by per-
centages that exceeded their
margin of error. Compared to
the voter access, voting tech-
nology and vote counting prob-
lems in Ohio, the exit polls were
far more systematic and reli-
10. The Ohio recount wasn't
random or comprehensive and
may have involved serious ille-
galities. Under Ohio law, 3 per-
cent of the ballots in a precinct
are examined by hand. If the
numbers match what was
counted on Election Day, then
the rest of the ballots are com-
piled electronically.
By all accounts such an out-
come is inconceivable. Again, it
indicates a very significant and
likely fraudulent shifting of
votes to Bush.
We refuse to accept the crim-
inal activity of George Bush
and the Republican party who
runs an aggressive dirty tricks
campaign to frighten and intim-
idate poor and Black voters.
George Bush and the
Republican Party is turning
history upside and reverting
back to Jim Crow tactics and
unless we stand up, speak out
and vote they will steal the
election again.

Church dedication at Second Chance

Evangelistic and Deliverance Ministries

Second Chance Evangelistic
and Deliverance Ministries
located at 1085 N.W. 62nd
Street (Entrance on NW 11lth
Avenue), celebrates its
church dedication.
Saturday, December 16 at 7
p.m. Community Gospel
Explosion; Sunday,
December 17 Daystar
international Steel Band
For more information, call
Pastor Deloris Johnson



Missing person

Fannie Mae Lee, 80 years
old, last seen, Wednes-
day, December 6, wearing a
blue hat, beige skirt suit.
Usually rides bus routes 62,
21, 12 and 77.
If you have seen her please
contact the Police or call
305-836-6898 or 305-757-

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1750 Northwest Third Avenue



(Following the worship service, The Parish Family's Christmas Gathering, Blackett Hall.
Drawing for passage of two on the Patronal Homecoming Cruise, January 12th-15th, 2007.
Drawing tickets are $5.00 each)



(Following the Service: Luncheon for Children)


(throughout the Season)
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

18B The Miami Times Dec 2006



Be the bigger woman by accepting the baby mama

By Brandyss Howard
I may sound a bit discriminatory, but I
try to avoid dealing with men who
already have children, most importantly,
those who have 'baby mama drama.' I
have come to understand that the older I
get, the men in my age-range will more
commonly fall int6 these categories.
Coming to terms with this notion has

allowed me to think outside the box and
brainstorm ideas as to how I would cope
with this situation. So Ladies, listen upl
When you begin a relationship with
someone who already has children, you
must understand that their mother will
be in your man's life until the children
become adults, whether you like it or
not. The best thing to do is allow them to
be parents without your interference,
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When Everett and Glinner
Stewart entered the Florida
Memorial Banquet room, last
Saturday, they brought an
aura with them which symbol-
ized commitment, understand-
ing and love. Further, it was
evident when 300 family mem-
bers and community people
showed up to support their
50th anniversary celebration.
From the Liberty Square
Project came Reverend Irene
Burns Brown, a life long friend,
who was given the honor to be
the mistress of ceremony. She
was eloquent in her introduc-
tion of the event, with a poem
and reflection of her days grow-
ing up in the project. She
began by introducing Reverend
John Fair, invocation; Ciara
Brown Humes, solo; and a
reflection on the honorees
meeting in the project, and
subsequently, falling in love
and getting married.
On the list of children paying
tribute to their parents were
Parrinder Ann Stewart-Terry,
daughter, who represented the
family's feeling with her stirring
solo: We Still Love You by
Donny Hathaway. Her rendi-
tion accompanied with the Psi
Phi Band engendered a stand-
ing ovation and a special hug
from mom and dad.
Others on the program
included a letter from Mother
Louise Stewart; two solos from
Reverend Jesse Martin Sr. and
Charles Adderly, who grew up
with Everett, followed by a
sumptuous meal of roast beef,

baked chicken, mixed veget,
bles, rice, punch and cake.
Yours truly was honored
have been asked by the hoi
orees to chair the toast. It we
a special toast for a couple wt
developed a legacy
Brownsville with Evere
becoming president of the con
munity association an
Glinner working beside hir
For his sincere efforts in ti
community, he was also hoi
ored by the City of Miami an
Sthe County of Dade by Re
Dorothy Bendross Mindinga
and Commissioner Audre
Moreover, they led the Electr
Slide line, followed by Bever
Johnson, Bertha Samuel
Shirley Daniels, Lavon
Robinson, Ernestin
Williams, Mildred Mark
Lankston and Lula Longle
Angenora Paschal and Dr. ar
Mrs. Malcolm Black.
When the time came, fami
members were introduced 1
the honorees to a standing ov
tion. They were Calvi
Stewart, son, Deadra I
Stewart, daughter, Iva
Stewart, brother, Dr. Mary
Thompson and Margar
Gestson Stewart and Loleti
McKenzie, oldest sister fro
Pompano Beach, FL, along wi
daughter, Janice and her hu
band, Frank, Margate.
Other VIP's included Dr. En
C. Pinkney, Marti
Anderson, Gwendoly
Welters, Wilfred and Marti
McKenzie, M/M Mac

Jackson, Bertha and Mary Wilma
Adderly, Rebecca Bethel, 90- Pannie
year friend of Mother Stewart, Waters,
, Vick Powell, Marie Martin, George
) and St. Mary Weslyn congrega- Fulton
tion. A
Now, the Stewarts are plan- Reveren
ning for their 75th anniversary Jr., G
and promise those in their Davis,
"aura" 'should be here to join Mary
the festivities. Congrats! William
next per
a- ****** or any a
According to Charlie Mae
to Smith Culpepper,
n- those who did not
as attend Temple Israel
1ho Arts performance of the
in Bethune-Cookman
tt College Concert
m- Chorale, recently,
sd missed an unusual
m. treat from Bach to
he Gospel with 300-voices
n- and a 12-piece orches-
id tra. Further, credit was
p. given to Dr. Alan EDMONSON
ill Mason, a former pro-
ey fessor at B-CC who col-
laborated with Rabbi Mitchell Homeo
ic Chefits for this elegant Associa
ly evening. has bee
s, Some of those in attendance progres
ia included Ceclia S. Dunn, pressure
ae Drabina D. Washington, They m
s, Charles and Brenda Tribue, duce a
y. Betty A. Ferguson,
nd Sharon Durant,
Eastlyn Clarke,
ly LaChanze Thomas,
by Israel Milton, Leona
a- Swilley, Gerda
in Graham, John Shaw,
M. Joyce Dawson, Clara
in Campbell, Madelyn
S. Haddocks, and Vernal
et Sands, Nassau,
ha Bahamas.
m Also, John Williams, MINDINGALL
th former NAP, Reverend
s- Peter Tucker and wife who educati
were there to hear their daugh- and
id ter, Katrina, sing Order My services
ha Steps and Hold On. Also, Spark
rn friends from Mt. Zion Baptist, Bethun
ha as Lloyd Brockington, Edna she der
ck Williams, Mildred Marks, lege, c(

Rogers, Joan Huff,
Lipscomb, Winifred
Diane Williams,
anna Bethel, Leona
and Charles Mobley.
Also from Mr. Tabor,
d Richard Clements,
ussie Ervin, Helen
Marguerite McKain,
Fussell and Diane
Ls. Stay tune for the
rformance of that group
other chorale.

Kudos go out to Dr.
David and Tessie
White for their years of
apprising the commu-
nity of special events,
involving the commu-
nity in needed projects,
as well as organiza-
tions that solidify them
for an improved com-
Under the umbrella
of the Coconut Grove,
Village West,
wners and Tenants
ition, the community
en informed daily of the
s and the need to bring
e on the powers that be.
neet regularly and pro-
news bulletin monthly
for their constituents.
In addition Roslyn
Sparks has added to
the needs of the com-
munity by organizing
"WILL" which stands
for "Working
Intelligently, Lovingly
and Loyally." She went
on to say this program
aims to create a "One-
Stop" help center in
Village West by bring-
ing together social,
onal, cultural, mental
physical health
s/providers in one place.
ks is a graduate from
e-Cookman College and
parted to serve her col-
ommunity and church.

Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to our 50-year lovers
of the week: Theodore
(Gladys) Moss, December 8:
Their 50th.
Mrs. Iona Holmes celebrated
her 98th birthday on December
7. Happy, happy, happy birth-
day! From your church family
and I am sure most Miamians.
Get well wishes to all of you
from all of us! Genevia Love,
Kevin Meares, Janie Flowers,

Ralph McCartney, Mertis
Seymour, Mae Hamilton-
Clear, Cecile McCartney,
Alma Brown and David A.
Congratulations to Dwayne
Wade, our Miami Heat super-
star who was selected by
Sports Illustrated magazine as
the Sportsman of the Year..Also,
congratulations to B.T.W. High
School's Lanie Whittaker who
is a cross country runner on

the first team and GMAC Jr.
OB Champ. By the way B.T.W.
received donated equipment
from the University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine. They
donated 13 weight machines
and hundreds of barbells,
dumbbells and other free
Bethune Cookman College
Wildcats are saddened by the
demise of our beloved Yvonne-
Scarlett Golden, mayor of
Daytona Beach, FL, who
expired last Tuesday in her
beloved city. Yvonne was truly
a basketball star for B-CC. Her
husband "Toby" and her
brother (all deceased) were also
star players. Volusia County
and B-CC will long remember
Mayor Yvonne S. Golden and

her family (all Cookmannites).
Sympathy to her family and to
the City of Daytona Beach.
Mellanese McCall graduated
from Benedict College in
Columbus, SC on December 9.
Mellanese is the daughter of
Anna Newbold-Pratt and the
granddaughter of Catherine
Congratulations to Mellanese
and her family!
Congratulations to State
Senator Dr. Frederica Smith-
Wilson who in November was
elected by Miami-Dade County
Legislative Delegation as its
Chairman for 2006-2007.
Senator Wilson is currently the
Democratic Minority Whip and
serves as vice chair of the
Domestic Security, Criminal

Justice, Education and Health
and Human Services
Appropriations Committees.
Brenda Hepburn-Eaddy;
entertained some of her friends
and her mother Joyce M.
Hepburn's friends at her Carol
City home last weekend.
Among those in attendance
were Walter and Claretha
Lewis, godparents, Jean
Woods-Brant, Fred Brown,
Roland Sands, Helen McKoy,
Deborah McCartney and Gary
David L. Brewer III, retired
vice adm. was recently named
superintendent of the Los
Angeles Unified School District,
the second- largest school dis-
trict in the country, in a unani-
mous decision by members of

the Board of Education. Mr.
Brewer is the second Black to
lead the district.
At the Colin Powell Middle
School in Matteson, IL, the for-
mer secretary of state present-
ed a world globe as a gift, that
was presented to him in 2000
for his commitment to leader-
One of the greatest joys in life
is giving from the heart.
It's not too late to plot and plan
Do all the secret good you can!
Take young and old folk by
-And scatter stardust in their
You'll find there's greater joy in
As you share the thrill of giv-

A few tips on how to avoid baby mama drama

continued from 1C

unless it is asked for. As diffi-
cult as this may sound, when it
comes to the child's upbring-
ing, step back as much as pos-
sible. When you give your input
on how the child should be
raised or disciplined, you run
the risk of establishing a nega-
tive domino effect. The mother
may feel as if you're trying to
take her place, and as she
begins to harbor bad feelings
for you, it, in turn, puts your
man in an uncomfortable situ-
ation. He now has to defend
you in his dealings with her
and vise versa, which may take
a toll on your relationship.
Although it's in your best

interest, one of the hardest
things to do is to not talk neg-
atively about the baby's moth-
er; not to your mate and espe-
cially not to the child. It's nat-
ural to feel a slight resentment
towards her, but understand
this situation existed before
you came into his life. When
they are scheduling time to
spend with the child or dis-
cussing financial needs, be
accommodating, but let them
work it out among themselves.
Putting personal feelings aside
will ultimately help your rela-
tionship by allowing your mate
to see that you are willing to
work through this difficult sit-
If she is impossible to get
along with, fall back and let

her act the donkey. Go above
her level by putting the child's
interest first and accepting her
role as the one who gave
him/her life. Arguments and
physical altercations don't
solve problems; if anything, it
creates an unhealthy and
uncomfortable situation for
the child involved.
Think about how you would
feel if your child was a witness
to such immature behavior.
Just remember, the child is an
innocent victim, in the fight
between mommy and daddy's
new girlfriend, so it's not their
fault if the parents don't get
along. If you plan to be in this
man's life, you must accept his
family, which includes the
woman who became the moth-

er of his child, whether it was
by choice or by chance. You
owe it to the child to be toler-
ant, understanding and sym-
pathetic. This woman will be
the child's mother forever, but
you can set the example of
what a real woman is.
Children are influenced by
this behavior; so by staying
quiet and offering assistance
only when it is needed or
requested, you subconsciously
play a role in the child's devel-
opment as an adult. Carry this
attitude with you throughout
the years and when the child
goes through adolescence,
they will begin to understand
why daddy is not with
mommy, but is happy with

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legues, this project will be a
success, especially in the area
of provided transportation for
citizens to visit needed govern-
mental officers.

Congratulations go out to
Cordell Hayes, director,
Lamplighter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. and parents for
taking 30 members to attend
the Florida Classic in Orlando,
recently. According to R. T.
Fisher and John Williams,
grant writers, the organization
is being funded to take care of
necessities in the program
dealing with articulation, social
graces, discipline, steps, com-
puter experience and more.
Some of the members include
Joseph Howard, president,
Benson Paul, vice, William P.
Sunkett, assistant
administrator, Joshua
Cohen, step master,
Chauncy Blackmon,
administrator and
Isiah White, treasurer.
Other members are
Todd Ballou, Jamal
Bethel, Marquis
Brantley, Sam Brown,
Josh Charles, Dante
Edwards, Spencer
Everett, Dante han- RUS
ley, Austin Harrison,
Jeremy Julien, Ernest
LeCounte, Mark Lockwood,
Charles Cooper, Jacari
Morgan, Jerry Ponders,
Revin and Trevis Price,
Donnell Saunders, Leon
Sanders, Lamaree Swan,
Wayne Thompson, Isiah
Williams Jr., Jamal Williams
and Dr. Richard J. Strachan,

Rick Party and Winsor
Barbee, founders, I Rock The
Mic (IRTM), along with Jerry
Boulding, Earl Boston, and
Lee Michaels, converged on

South Beach, last weekend,
with radio personalities to par-
ticipate in an inaugural confer-
ence and awards banquet.
They were hosted by local
radio stations 99 JAMZ-WEDR
FM, Hot 105-WHQT FM and
News Talk 1080 AM-WTPS to
engross in South Florida excel-
lent facilities, numerous
attractions and varied outdoor
activities, including our
resources and scenic beauty.
Governor Jeb Bush
referred to it as The Family
Reunion of Urban Radio, while
Mayor Manual A. Diaz indicat-
ed how the conference will
bring together radio profes-
sionals to stimulate talent
development, network,
enhance and develop interper-
sonal relationships at the
meetings for growth.
In addition, the highlight of
the conference was the
recognition of Jerry
Rushin for the Lifetime
Achievement Award
and Hal Jackson for
the legend award, as
well as Rep. Dorothy
who stated Rushin as
a phenomenal man.
Kudos go out to the
radio personalities that
SHIN took part in the confer-
ence, such as Roland
S. Martin, Reverend Al
Sharpton, Dr. Rachel Ross,
Steve Hegwood, Bobby
Holiday, Doug Banks, Howard
McGee and Sammy
; "Buckwild" Mack.
Supporting Rushin were
staff members as Linda
Hambrusun, Angela Demy,
Sand-James Matthew,
Heather Moairez, Cheryl
Mizell, Lori Strachan-
Capehart, Phil Michoels,
Karen Vaughn, Mira Santon,
Lorenzo "Ice T" Thomas,
Lavon "Bud" Smiley,
Diamond Jim Sears and
Shelby Rushin-Oden.

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help spread the word

In just a few weeks, thou-
sands of elderly Medicare bene-
ficiaries may enter their neigh-
borhood pharmacy, looking to
fill a prescription, unaware that
their prescription drug benefits
may have changed. This lack of
knowledge could mean that

necessary and, often, life sav-
ing, medications won't get into
the hands of one of this coun-
try's most vulnerable popula-
tions. As January 1, the date
the Medicare changes go into
effect, approaches, communi-
ties have to work together to

make sure our Ielderly iulder-
stand just what these changes
i ecall for theill.
In 2007. manimiy of Medicir's
p)rescript)lion drug plans will
chaliiinge (l'ir b lits. Somic
hli(licimrics will find thcy can
no loniigr use their preferred
pli .iriii.;i o()lelr.s iay find
their rugss ire ino longer cov-
critd y lv their c(irrent plan. And
somni will lcii liitha t he costs of
their drugs have increased sig-
nificantly. Seniors aren't the
only ones who will be affected:
more than half a million low-
inconie Americans are no longer
guaranteed to have their pre-
scription drug costs covered by
Medicare. When living on a
fixed income, even a two or three

dollar increase in the cost of a
prcscriplion medication could
mean making a choice between
food and medicine. No one
should have to make that deci-
Last year, beneficiaries had six
months to navigate the confus-
ing changes to hlie Medicare sys-
tem. Despite the long lead time,
(here were still challenges and
thousands had to either pay sig-
nificantly more for their medi-
cine or go without. With these
next sets of changes, beneficiar-
ies only have a matter of days to
find out how they are going to be
affected. Pharmacists and
healthcare advocates are wor-
ried that, if people aren't educat-
ed now, tens of thousands of

people will have trouble getting
their medication in January.
Time is of the essence.
Outreach and education efforts
around this next set of Medicare
changes must happen on as
large a scale as possible.
Churches must inform their
congregations of the changes
and in addition, set up min-
istries that assist the elderly in
filling out the complex forms
Medicare requires from them.
Hospitals and pharmacies
should dedicate staff who will be
available to answer questions.
Community-based 'organiza-
tions should do the same. If our
local institutions don't act fast,
many of our elderly and our
poor could loose this much

needed safety net.
These changes have been in
the works for some time and,
still, Medicare can't seem to
smoothly transition from one
phase of this roll-out to the next.
As the system tries to work out
its many kinks, thousands of
Americans, many of them over-
whelmingly Black and Hispanic,
are left to deal with the fall out.
By stepping up now, our
churches, local hospitals and
social service agencies can help
lessen the headaches these new
changes are sure to cause.
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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I am in a very tight spot, I have a
boyfriend of three years that moved 200
miles to be with me and since he has been
here we have done nothing but fight. I
love him but my feelings for him are fad-
ing because of the way he treats me..I
met this guy that treats me with respect
and wants a future with me, but I just
can't seem to leave my boyfriend alone. I
have invested three years with him [my
boyfriend] what should I do?
Down and Out
Down and Out, .
As always, when you have to choose
between two people you have feelings for,
someone will always end up hurt. No mat-
ter how you express your feelings that it's
over, wounds will always remain
unhealed and damaged. Yet, it doesn't
mean you drown in guilt, but realize that
in time you've made the right choice. You
have found yourself torn between your
lover of three years versus the newcom-
er. You have decided it may be time to
throw out the old rug and bring in a new

one. But before you do invite this new rug
into your life, you must ask yourself will
you use it or seek the old one. Maybe you
do have feelings for the new one, but are
you willing to throw away three years for
it. Maybe living together with your
boyfriend opened your eyes to a new side
of him, but it doesn't mean the side you
fell in love with has vanished. So you got
a little more than what you bargained for
when your boyfriend moved in, but it
doesn't mean you end it over these last
few weeks. Try confiding with .your
boyfriend that the living arrangement
isn't working out and the two of you may
not be ready for that step in your rela-
tionship. Then see if your love still kindles
when you are not in each other's compa-
ny every minute of the day. As for the new
guy be open and honest about your uncer-
tainty of ending the relationship with your
boyfriend. Inform him you need time to
work out your feelings and that it's to
complicated to get involved with him. In
the end the decision will fall on your
shoulders, but don't end up making a mis-
take that will weigh on you for years to

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cast to it. And I
thought, 'That's it! The
Yellow Moon.'

How did you get the
name, 'foot master'?
It was given to me by
my clients. I've been
doing feet for seven
years and one day a
client started calling me
the foot master. From
that point on, I started
calling myself the foot
master, and everybody
agrees with me.
I don't do pedicures.
People can get pedicures
anywhere, but here they
get care. That's why
there's no TV or cell
phones. This is an envi-
ronment that lets you get
away from the outside
world. So, when you walk
in you get an experience.
The only way I would
walk away from a client
is if it were an emer-

Why did you start this
I went to the mall one
day, inside of a ladies
shoe store. I started
noticing women's feet.
About 90 percent of the
women who walked past
had on open toe shoes.
Everybody always
shows their feet here. I

called my friend and
told her I just wanted to
specialize in foot care.
She gave me my first
lesson and another one.
So, I did one of her

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
Dealing with inspections
and contractors were the
biggest hurdles.
But we've gotten over
our hurdles and right
now the sky's the limit.
From this point, the only
obstacle that we have is
ourselves. The only way
this business won't be
successful is if we don't
do what we are suppose

Who does this business
best serve and why?
I came here with a clien-
tele doctors, lawyers
and professionals and
the salon is near 1-95 for
easy access. We want to
bring Black profession-
als back to the commu-
nity. We want to prove
that you don't have to go
to Aventura to have a
nice salon/spa. We've
got it all right here. I
want the Yellow Moon to
be a symbol of class and
of what Seventh Avenue
can become.
We're not here just to
earn money off of the
community. We're here
to give back to the com-
munity. I want to be able
to organize events to
raise money for causes
for our community. I
want us to take pride in
our community.
Now it's just up to the
community to embrace

Why do you believe your
business will withstand
the test of time?
I put a lot of time, energy
and thought into this. I'm
old school. Here at the
Yellow Moon, we cater to
our clients, we act very
professionally. We track
our clients; we know the
last time they've been

Our business will last
because of the people
behind it. When we do
something, we do it first

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Attention Construction
Contractors Architectural and
Engineering Consultants Potenti
Vendors Other Professional
Service Consultants
Learn how to do business with Miami-Dade County
Visit for information
Vendor Registration and Enrollment
*Solicitations Online Pre-qualification Certificatior
A list of all contracting opportunities
Internet access is available at Miami-Dade Libraries
Or, call the 3-1-1 Answer Center.
Architectural and engineering as well as construction pr
announcements are published in the Daily Business Re
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Miami-Dade C4
Miami-Dade Pa

Haulover Marii
Contract No. 2


Recreation Department

ansion Phase II

Miami-Dade CoMiWfiHereinafter known as MDC,
will receive bids for the Haulover Marina
Expansion Phase II, Contract No. 222302-00-
002. The project will be located in Miami-Dade
County, State of Florida.

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

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

Community Small Business Enterprise participa-
tion: 8%

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

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

The provisions do not apply to, among other

oral communications with the staff of the
Vendor Information Center, the responsible
Procurement Agent or Contracting Officer, pro-
vided the communication is limited strictly to mat-
ters of process or procedure already contained in
the solicitation document;
the provisions of the Cone of Silence do not
apply to oral communications at pre-proposal or
pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before
selection committees, contract negotiations dur-
ing any duly noticed public meeting, public pre-
sentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public
meeting; or
communications in writing at any time with any
county employee, official or member of the Board
of County Commissioners unless specifically pro-
hibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid docu-

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

In addition to any other penalties provided by law,
violation of the Cone of Silence by any proposer
or bidder shall render any RFP award, RFQ
award or bid award voidable. Any person having
personal knowledge of a violation of these provi-
sions shall report such violation to the State
Attorney and/or may file a complaint with Ethics
Commission. Proposers or bidders should refer-

ence Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County
Code for further clarification.

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

Miami-Dade County will receive bids for the dem-
olition of existing steel sheet pile seawall, piers,
marginal docks, mooring piles and marina related
utilities: construction of new concrete pile and
panel seawall with tiebacks to dead man
anchors: construction of news piers, docks,
mooring piles and other marina appurtenances:
construction of new areas including power,
drainage and striping: and all other work neces-
sary to complete construction of the facility. The
engineer's cost estimate for the base bid is

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

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

in anticipation of these changes.

Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade County. Other
Certificates of Competency, if required, shall be
provided by subcontractors prior to beginning of

Bid Documents will be available on or about
December 13th. 2006 and may be purchased
from Omara Coello at the Department, Floor,
Hickman Bldg., Capital Programs Division, N. W.
Street, Miami, Florida. A list of bidders may also
be obtained at the above listed address. MDC
has scheduled a Pre-Bid Conference at 1:00 PM
local time on December 20th. 2006 at the
Hickman Bldg., N. W. Street, 3rd floor Training
Room, Miami, Florida 33128. The Pre-Bid
Conference is being held to answer any ques-
tions regarding this project.

MDC will receive Bids at the Office of the Clerk of
the Board of County Commissioners, at the
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N. W. First Street,
Suite 17-202, Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00
p.m. local time on January 15th. 2007. Bids
received after that time will not be accepted, nor
will qualified, segregated and/or incomplete Bids
be accepted. Bids may not be revoked nor with-
drawn for 180 days after the bid opening date.
The Contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the
lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
Interested parties are invited to attend.

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

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

Envelope number two shall be in a sealed manil-
la envelope containing the required bid docu-
ments. On the outside of the envelope place the
name of the bidder, its address, the name of the
contract for which the bid is submitted. The Bid
Security specified in Article 7 of the Instruction To

Bidders shall be enclosed with the bid. Failure to
include the Bid Security shall render the bid non-

The opening of bids will be as follows:

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

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

Requests must be accompanied by either a
check or money order draw inifa'or of the Board
of County Commissionhers, MijkiiDade County,

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

Contract Drawings (full size) and
Project Manual -----------------------$ 50.00 each

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

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

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

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

This project is advertised pursuant to Ordinance


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Kay Sullivan, Deputy Clerk

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All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attor

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

Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
- from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dDm. 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

4G Interested parties may also visit or call:
Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
WMBERS, 111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
ney copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.

he City These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
io. that County Ordinance No. 98-106.

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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County) on behalf of the Public Health Trust/Jackson Health
, System, and pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amend-
ed by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that
professional architectural and engineering services will be required for the Holtz Center Pathology
Laboratory Renovation for the Public Health Trust / Jackson Health System. This is a Public Health
Trust contract being procured in accordance with Miami-Dade County's procurement policy for architec-
tural and engineering services (Administrative Order 3-39).

The scope of services consists of complete architectural and engineering services, which will include
but not be limited to, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents
and construction administration, for the upgrading and refurbishment of the existing pathology labora-
tory located at the Holtz Center, 1611 NW 12 Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami. The scope of work is as fol-
lows: Total upgrade of the clinical chemistry laboratory, modifying and expanding the chemistry room,
upgrading and redistributing room 2064, upgrading the conference room and administrative and sup-
port spaces to new standards, converting existing grossing room to a microscopy and library for resi-
dents, converting room 2125 from laboratory to five (5) grossing stations, new hoods (as required), and
a new air handler.

One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement for an
effective term of six hundred and thirty five days.

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

8.00 Telecommunication Systems
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
13.00 General Electrical Engineering

17.00 Engineering Construction Management
22.00-ADA Title II Consultant

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

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


One (1) Agreement 20% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on December 14, 2006, at 1:30 P.M. in
the 10th Floor CITT Conference Room, 10th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W.
1st Street, Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOUR-
AGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is December 27, 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.



December 15, 2006 January 5,, 2007

Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle has made $150,000 available through the
Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program for FY 2006 2007 to be dis-
tributed to qualified small businesses located in Miami-Dade County District
2 area only. Maximum amount per business is $10,000. Businesses that
received funding within the last cycle are not eligible to apply.

District 2
Applications Available: at District Office
900 NE 125 Street, Suite 200
Contact: Commissioner Rolle Staff

NANA, 180 NW 62 Street
Contact: Ms. Lawanza Finney

Applications also available December 15, 2006 Dorrin D. Rolle
download at 02 or Miami Dade County Comissioner District 2

An information workshop is
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at ,
Arcola Lakes Park 1301 NW 83 Street, Miami.

All applications must be hand delivered and returned by 5 p.m.
Friday, January 5, 2007, at either location. For more information,
contact Ms. Lawanza Finney at (305) 756-0605 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

African Vilage Gifts
Authentic, Clothing, Art, Jewelry,
Oils and More
87 NE 167th Street
(Near Miami Avenue)
305-652-4118 0109

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
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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

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

Liberty Financial
Homeowners, Life and Auto
Insurance and Income Taxes

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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the fol-
(Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 12/21/06)
Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33030 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.
NANCE NO. 12271.
Peter Hernandez
City Manager
AD NO. 6810

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the fol-
(Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 12/21/06)
A MANDATORY ore-bid conference and site visit will be held on
Thursday. December 14. 2006 at 10:00 am at Hadlev Park. 1300 NW
50th Street. Miami. FL. The purpose of this conference is to'allow poten-
tial Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain clarifica-
tion of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a repre-
sentative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid.
Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33030 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.
NANCE NO. 12271.

Peter Hernandez I'
City Manager
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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that design-build services are required for the Miami-
Dade Housing Agency (MDHA), HOPE VI Redevelopment, Phase II, located in the following five (5)
Sector 11 is bounded by Florida East Coast (F.E.C.) railroad on the north, NW 23 Court on the west, NW
71 Street on the south, and NW 22 Ave. on the east.
Sector III is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 24 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 23 Ave. on the east.
Sector IIlA is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 23 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 22 Ave. on the east.
Sector IV is bounded by: F.E.C. railroad on the south, NW 22 Ave. on the west, NW 75th Street on the
north, and NW 21 Ave. on the east.
Carver Homes is bounded by: NW 21 Ave. on the west, NW 74 Street on the north, NW 19 Ave. on the
east, and F.E.C. railroad on the south.
Copies of the design-build criteria package may be purchased at the offices of MDHA, located at 3000
NW 32 Ave., Miami, FL 33142. The telephone number for MDHA is (305)638-5757. The non-refund-
able fee for each design-build criteria package is $100.00. Only checks or money orders are accept-
able, and shall be made payable to Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.


14.00 Architecture
18.00 -Architectural Construction Management
Soils Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
Soils Foundations and Materials Testing Concrete and Asphalt Testing Services
Environmental Engineering Contamination Assessment and Monitoring
General Structural Engineering 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
General Electrical Engineering .15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
General Civil Engineering 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
Land-Use Planning 20.00 Landscape Architecture
ADA Title II Consultant

To satisfy the technical certification requirements listed above for the requested services, valid techni-
cal certification in all of the above-specified area(s) of work must be held by a firm responding as a sole
respondent, or a team of firms. Teams of firms must designate one of its members as the "prime con-
sultant". Furthermore, if an individual is providing services that require technical certification by Miami-
Dade County, the individual is required to have the relevant certification(s). Individuals who are not
technically certified will not be "allowed" to perform work for those scopes of work requiring technical
certification. Additionally, firms that list other areas of work as supplements to the required technical
certifications must also be certified for those supplemental areas.
Pursuant to Florida State Statutes 287.055, a Design-Builder is defined as a partnership, corporation,
or other legal entity that:
a. Is certified under Section 489.119, Florida Statutes, to engage in contracting through a certified or
registered general contractor or a certified or registered building contractor as the qualifying agent; or
b. Is certified under Section 471.023, Florida Statutes, to practice engineering; certified under Section
481.219 to practice architecture; or certified under Section 481.319 to practice landscape architecture.
Those firms submitting as a joint venture must submit documentation for each entity participating in the
joint venture to include the legal name of the companies participating in the joint venture as registered
with the State of Florida.
A solicitation notification will be forwarded electronically 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 notification.
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.
One (1) Agreement
Forty Percent (40%) Community Workforce Program (CWP) Goal (Construction Portion Only)
SECTION 3 of the HUD ACT of 1968 requires that job training and employment opportunities resulting
from projects awarded by Miami-Dade, Housing Agency (MDHA) be directed to low- and very-low
income persons and contracting opportunities be directed to businesses owned by, or whose workforce
includes at least 30% of full-time low- or very low-income workers. Section 3 businesses that meet the
criteria of a low-income business and are certified by MDHA prior to bid opening are eligible to receive
a maximum of five points. For information, fax Margaret Hall at (305) 644-5394.
The pre-submittal project briefing, for this solicitation, took place on October 12, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. at
the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-2, Miami, Florida;
Attendance WAS NOT mandatory, although interested parties WERE ENCOURAGED to attend.
Should you wish to obtain a copy of the audio tape for subject meeting, you must issue your request in
writing to Note that the Clerk of the Board (COB) must be copied on all com-
munications. The COB's e-mail is as follows: CLERKBCC()
Deadline for submission of proposals is January 19, 2007 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

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Unfumishe RoomS
Nice Room
Christian home call Na
Fumished Rooms
1962 N.W. 49th Street
Non-smoking, cable TV, $115
per week. Night worker pre-
ferred. Call 786-234-5683
1341 N.W. 68th Terrace
Excellent, air conditioned,
$95 wkly. Call 305-756-5774
1721 N.W. 41st Street
One room furnished with air,
and appliances, $125 each
week, $500 to move in.
Call 786-487-2222
210 NW 43rd Street
One room for rent. Must
have income, utilities
included, $450 per month or
$113 weekly, $200 security
deposit, full use of house.
Call 305-836-5739 or
441 N.W. 83rd Street
Furnished room for rent, ca-
ble ready, washer drier all
utilities included. $500 to
move in.
Call 954-709-5409
741 NE 177th Street
-Furniture and air, $350 a
month. 786-597-0786
8275 N.W. 18th Avenue
Room for rent
References 305-754-7776
9119 N.W. 25th Avenue
Air $90 per week, $500 to
move in. Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912
PFurnished room for rent,
$600 with house priviliges
close to Pro-Player Stadium.
Call 305-319-1834
Fully furnished rooms with
central air.
Call 954-638-7722
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.

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
1612 N.W. 51st Terrace
Utilities included, $675
-moves you in, $120 weekly!
Call 786-389-1686

2110 Rutland Street
Very large with bathroom,
$575 monthly.
Call 305-298-1772
331 NW 56th Street (Rear)
$400 monthly, $950 to move
in. Call 305-688-5002 or
7625 NW 14th Court
Detached Efficiency Unit
$700 per month
Call 305-244-6429
$650 all utilities included, ba-
sic cable, private entrance.
Call 305-305-0351
Nice and clean, all utlities in-
clluded. Call 786-277-8501

1031 NW 197th Terrace
One bedroom
Call Linton at 305-652-4763
1184 N.W. 30th Street
One bedroom.
Call 305-754-7776.
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

l 1540 NW 1st Court
Efficiency $375
One bedroom $475
Stove, refrigerator and air

172 NW 12th Street
One bedroom, one bath
Section 8 okay!
Call 786-263-1590

2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedrooms, $1400
moves you in, $375 biweekly.
Call 786-389-1686
2750 N.W. 43rd Terrace
Newly renovated one bed-
room, one bath with air, free
water, $515 a month, $773
moves you in.
Leonard 786-236-1144
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars, iron
gate doors, one and two bed-
rooms, from $445-$520
2651 NW 50th Street

... 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

6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $445 per month,
window bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699

7005 N.W. 4 Court
Two bedroom, one bath with
air, quiet area. Section 8
Call 305-244-2088

708 NW 4th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, se-
curity bars and air, $500
monthly, $1000 moves you
in. Call 305-300-8652
90 Street and 27Avenue
Two bedroom with air, water
and lights included. For two
people only. Call 305-693-
One and two bedrooms.,
from $455-$530 monthly.
Free water, window bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
1910 N W 72 Street. Large
three bedrooms, one bath
Section 8 Welcome
Call 305-914-3762
Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new, kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking, $625-$675
1315 N.E. Miami Court
Eighth Street Apartments
and a half months, one
bedroom, one bath, air
conditioning $450.
786-236-1144 or

Los Suenos Apartments
Introducing a new
rental community in the
Downtown area. Be the
first to occupy these brand
new apartments. One, two
and three bedroom units
from $568* a month.
(305) 573-9696
*Prices are subject to
change without notice.
*Income restrictions apply.

5200 N.W. 26th Avenue
Two bedrooms, $700, Sec-
tion 8 Welcome. Ask for spe-
cial! Call 305-634-3545.
Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath.
$450, air conditioning.
Beautiful one bedroom, one
bath. Call 305-895-8200
One bedroom, $525 easy
move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, three bedrooms $825
new tile, appliances, kitchen,
security bars. 305-219-4503
14805 Johnson Street. Im-
maculate one bedroom, with
central air. $620 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Two bedrooms one bath
$1500 to move in. 786-337-
3113. Immediate Occupancy!
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, window 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, Efficiencies. One
two and three bedrooms
Many with appliances
Same day approval
Call for information
Capital Rental
Agency, Inc.

Overtown, Liberty City
Opa-locka, Brownsville
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses, Efficiencies. One
two and three bedrooms
Many with appliances
Same day approval
Call for information
Capital Rental
Agency, Inc.

One and two bedrooms.
2525 N.W. Opa-locka Blvd,
newly renovated, central air
and all appliances included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578


10745 N.W. 8th Avenue
Very Spacious two bed-
rooms, two baths, central air,
tile, laundry room, security
bars, applicances included
$1,200 monthly, $2400 to
move in
Call 305-751-2150

1182 N.W. 64th Street
3621 N.W. 23rd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 a month. First and last.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-258-1843
130 NE 55th Street
One bedroom available,
$600 .monthly. Section 8
Call 786-663-5900
1597 NW 51st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, tile floors, $875
per month. 954-638-3718
1724 N W 75th. Street, three
bedrooms, two baths, newly
renovated, tiled. Available
January 1. Section 8 Wel-
come. $1262 monthly. Call
2464 NW 44th Street
Two bedrooms, central air,
$975 per month.
Call 786-226-2072
6811 N.W. 2nd Court
Large two bedrooms, two
baths, with eat-in kitchen,
stove, air, refrigerator, $795 a
month. Molly 305-541-2855
3596 N W 193 Street, three
bedroom one and a half
bath, gas stove, central air,
fenced yard and patio.
Section 8 Welcome
305-651-0141 or
Scott Street. Three
two bath, tile flooring, central
air, washer, dryer. $1300
monthly 305-343-7057
Two bedrooms, one bath,
first last, security. Section 8
and HOPWA preferred.
Call 305-244-6845
1382 N W 83 Street, remod-
eled one bedroom, Section 8
Welcome drive by then call.
Mr. Anderson 954-275-0436
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-

Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Only
Call 786-263-1590

1035 N.W. 58th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-322-5817
1321 N W 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
1570 N.W. 70th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
Call 786-380-3296
1645 N.E. 124th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1150 monthly. First and last.
Call 786-285-0287
16945 N.W. 28th Avenue
Four bedroms, two baths.
Section 8 welcome.
Call Henry 305-621-7883 or
18715 NW 45th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1326 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793
2135 N.W. 46th Street
Two and a half bedrooms,
central air, fenced in, $1000
and $500 deposit to move in.
Call 305-621-3388
2280 N.W. 99th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1295 a month, $1800 to
move in. No Section 8.
2825 N.W. 163rd Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, tile, bars, $1400, move in
with $4,200. NO Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
3060 N.W. 44th Street
Four bedrooms, one and half
bath, Section 8 welcome,
$1500 monthly plus $1500
deposit (negotiable)
Call 305-505-2675.
3201 N.W. 169th Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tiled, central air, $1500 a
month, first, and security.
Call 954-292-2945
3273 N W 52 STREET
Three bedrooms two bath
house, central air, $1200
Brown Realty Inc.
3430 NW 203rd Lane
Three bedrooms, two baths,
upgraded, $1600 a month.
Negotiable/Section 8 Ap-
proved. Call 754-204-7938 or
3810 NW 173rd Terrace
Three bedrooms, carport,
tile, air, $1250, $3750 to
move in. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson

Three bedrooms, two baths,
tiled, central air, $1500
monthly, first and secrity.
Three bedrooms, Section 8
preferred 305-754-6564 or
776 N W 57 Street, three
bedrooms two baths. $1200
Monthly, Security and First
Month. No Section 8!
Quiet area two and three
bedrooms any credit ok Mi-
ami Ft lauerdale@Port St Lu-
cie area
Three bedrooms, one bath,
large yard. Rent/sale.
20223 N W 42 Court. Three
bedrooms, one bath, $1250
a month.
Call 305-305-0351
Three bedrooms, two baths,
four bedrooms, two baths
from $195K. Closing help up
to $10,000. Rentals and
lease options available. Sec-
tion 8 welcome. Homes from
Port St. Lucie. Payoff mort-
gage and debt in 7-12 years.
Investors Excellent return.
Buy, Sell, Refinance and
Equity Loans. Stop Foreclo-
sures. Any home any condi-
tion. Call 954-678-7543
Four days, three nights for
$99 and up! One to five bed-
room vacation villas. Repre-
sentatives needed, work
from home. A Time Share
Promotion. Free training.
786-355-3227 or
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your mort-
gage? Call Kathy:

Get out of foreclosure
and receive cash!

335-8 Ives Dairy Road, two
bedrooms, two baths plus
den, $265K. Yard and stor-
Pace Real Estate Services

1240 N E 115 Street. Jumbo
Yard! two bedrooms, two
baths on each side plus cot-
tage $400K.
Pace Real Estate Services

112 Marion Street-Miramar
Three bedrooms, one bath,
pool, quiet area. Try $1900
down and $1600 monthly
(good credit needed). $279K.
NDI Realtors
1792 N W 71 Street, three
bedrooms one bath. Make
offer. Call 718-473-2273

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
3610 N.W. 212th Street
Fours bedrooms, two baths,
garage. Built in 2004. Rent
with option to buy. Selling
price $279,000.
786-399-8557 or
3825 NW 210th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
urricane shutters, large
family room, new roof,
fenced, $1900 down, $1700
monthly (good credit
needed). $299K.
NDI Realtors
4910 NW 170 Street
Four bedrooms, two bath,
central air, new windows,
new paint, new kitchen. Try
$1900 down, $1700 monthly
(good credit needed). $299K.
NDI Realtors
790 N.W. 64th Street
Totally remodeled three bed-
rooms, two baths. Brand new
central air, kitchen with all
appliances, baths tile and
carpeting, $199,000. Seller
will pay $10,000 towards
buyer's closing costs.
Owner/Agent 305-491-7522
9110 N.W. 15th Avenue
Newly remodeled, three bed-
rooms, one bath, large yard.
Call Kaye 305-742-5081
Now You Can Own Your
Own Home
UP TO $65,000
On Any Home
Also available
House Of Homes Realty
2980 N.W. 67th Street
Two bedrooms one bath,
central air, new roof, carport,
big yard. Open Saturday,
December 16 from 12 -
4p.m. $205K.
Vitality Reality
6717 N W 6 AvenueThree
bedrooms, two baths, totally
remodeled, central air, new
fence, only $2500 down!
Call NOW! 786-236-5035

8270 N E 1 Place, two story
four unit apartment for sale.

We love people with bad
credit. Everyone drives home
with a new car. $500 down,
$200 a month. Trade in car
and we pay off loan. Any car
you want. No questions
asked. 305-720-7006 24/7

1244 All Baba Avenue. For
Sale, Huge Building With
Parking Lot, Church Ready.

Find out how to get FREE
income tax preparation
and up to 80 per cent off
electronic filing fees!
Now Hiring!
Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Avenue

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

Light chores to assist one
person, exchange for room
and board. Small salary.
For a neat petite person.
Call 305-835-9798

Qualified personal to work
in 24hr child care facility.
Must be a people person,
able to lift, bend and work
well with children. Back-
ground check necessary.
Drug free environment. FT
and PT positions available.
Please contact: Monifa
Ambersile at Dreams
Come True Academy, Inc.,
18311 NW 30th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33056. Call toll
free at 1-877-730-3282.

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

Seeking Childcare Work-
er with experience, CDA
preferred. Apply within:
5605 N.W. 32nd Avenue.

Unique Carwash Need
help wanted.Call 305-621-

Dental Chair Side
Miami Gardens Area

Has positions available for mature
people who have a valid
"E" class license and are willing to
become a transport driver.
From 12 to 3 p.m.
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Southern born spiritualist, reader and
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
incense oils. One free question by phone.

CALL 305-300-8728

Up to 10 weeks completely asleep $180111

Sonogram and office visit after 14 days

267i E.49 St, Hialeah, FL.
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Creative Services Manager

Seeking expd. Mgr. to oversee day-to-day oper-
ations of our Miami Graphics/ Multimedia Dept.
Looking for a leader w/strong problem solving,
communication and collaborative skills. Must
thrive in a fast-paced environ, be highly cre-
ative, meet deadlines and manage the creative
team (12+ designers). Thorough knowledge of
print/multimedia and software packages. 5-7
yrs exp. College degree is a must. We offer
competitive salary and immediate comprehen-
sive benefits. Learn more and apply online at (Job 10993). EOE.

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