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Volume 85 Number 19


MIAMI, FLORIDA, JANUARY 23-29, 2008


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School Board honors Bulls and Tornadoes

Supporters of the Miami '
Northwestern and Booker
T. Washington senior high
school football teams
gathered at the M-DCPS
Administration Building
,to honor both schools for :
their State Championships.
Each school was honored
with proclamations from the
School Board.
In addition, coaches
William "Billy" Rolle of
Northwestern and Tim
"Ice" Harris of Booker T.
Washington also received
proclamations, Harris
for his recognition as the
USA Today 2007 National
Coach of the Year, Rolle
for his recognition as the
American Football Monthly Mighty Bulls-District III School Board Member Dr. Solomon Stinson All Smiles-District III School Board Member Dr. Solomon Stinson
2007 National Coach of presents proclamations to (I-r) University of Miami Oral Commitment and presents proclamations to (I-r) Head Coach Tim "Ice" Harris, Principal
the Year, and both for their 2007 Mr. Football Jacory Harris, Head Coach Billy Rolle, Principal Charles Regina Lowe-Smith, Athletic Director Lisa Stark, University of Miami
leadership and dedication to
the student-athletes at their Hankerson, Senior Terrel Killings, and Athletic Director Earl Allick. Oral Commitment Davon Johnson, All-Dade standout Brandon Harris,
respective schools. Junior Winston Frazer, and Junior Torrance Moise.


Vice Chairwoman Barbara J. Jordan; Dr. Frederica S. Wil-
son, Founder, 5000 Role Models of Excellence; Commissioner
Dorrin D. Rolle; Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson; Mayor
Carlos Alvarez; and Dr. Bobby Jones, host and executive pro-
ducer, Bobby Jones Gospel on BET. -Photo by Ricardo Garcia


Miami-Dade turns out


strong for MLK, Jr.


scholarship breakfast


Miami-Dade County Mayor
Carlos Alvarez participates
in the 5000 Role Models
of Excellence Annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Unity
Scholarship Breakfast, on
January 21, 2008, at Jungle
Island. During the event,
Mayor Alvarez presented
guest speaker Dr. Bobby
Jones of Black Entertainment
Television (BET) with a key to
Miami-Dade County.
The 5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project is a dropout
prevention intervention
program for minority young


boys "at-risk" of dropping out
of school and/or choosing
a life of crime. The program
serves over 6,000 students in
89 Miami-Dade County Public
schools, most of whom being
reared without the benefit of
a father or a positive male role
model.
Funds for scholarships are
raised annually at the 5000 Role
Models of Excellence Project
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unity Scholarship Breakfast.
Thousands of young men have
been recipients of this award
since its inception in 1993.


4LK Celebration


R&B singer
Mario performs
on stage at the
fourth annual
Miami Gardens
Martin
Luther King, Jr.
celebration on
day.


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Miami-Dade to

$35.4 million structure to train


Miami-Dade school district
officials broke ground
Thursday for a $35.4 million
new high school building that
will be devoted to training law
enforcement personnel.
Police, city and school
administrators gathered in a
open lot next to Miami police


headquarters
justice Senio
LawStudies, I
and Forensic
The City c
of Policing"
adjacent to
Headquarters
northwest cc


build elite police
Street and NW 2nd Avenue.
500 Students This project is envisioned
to embody a new concept in
for a criminal international law enforcement,
r High School for and to have a distinct identity
Homeland Security amid the context of downtown
Sciences. Miami. It was developed to
)f Miami "College prominently integrate an
will be located international school of policing
the Miami Police with a public high school in
s Building, at the a free-standing, four-story,
corner of NW 3rd 112,264-square-feet addition


high school
to the existing Headquarters.
A new elevated enclosed bridge
will interconnect the new
building to the existing.
Capturing this unique
concept in a unified, state-of-
the-arts structure, the new
College of Policing will both,
merge and keep separate, the
Miami Police Academy and the
Miami-Dade High School of Law
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New HTeid Start Center in Miami Gardens
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos
Alvarez and Vice Chairwoman Barbara J.
Jordan participate in the groundbreaking
ceremony for The Ophelia E. Brown-
Lawson Community Action Agency (CAA)
Head Start/Early Head Start Center, on
January 18, in Miami Gardens. The
center, which is scheduled to open at
the end of year, will provide services to
more than 100 children in six state-of-
the-art classrooms.
CAA Head Start and Early Head Start
Programs provide comprehensive child
development services for low-income
children and families in Miami-Dade
County. Head Start provides services to
its participants that include education
and early childhood development, .
health, nutrition and mental health,
disability services, social services, and
parent involvement. CAA also offers a Julie Edwards, Interim Executive Director, Community Action Agency; Wendi Nor-
variety of services aimed at enhancing ris, Director; General Services Administration; Mayor Joseph Kelly; Mayor Shirley
the lives of children, building strong Gibson; Lawanda Bragg, President, Head Start Policy Council; Dr. William Zubkoff,
family units, and providing opportunities
for empowering and obtaining self- Chair, CAA Board;Vice Chairwoman Barbara J.Jordan; Ophelia E. Brown, Honoree;
sufficiency. and Mayor Carlos Alvarez. -Photo by Ricardo Garcia



ESPN hires four FAMU broadcast students


TALLAHASSEE "ESPN
has hired four broadcast
journalism students in the
Florida A&M University
(FAMU) School of Journalism
& Graphic Communication
(SJGC). They are Danon
Bell, Mark Washington, A'sia
Horne-Smith and Serge
Beaubrun.
Bell said he is thankful
that FAMU provided the Washin
opportunity for him to
interview with recruiters
during the SJGC's first ESPN Corporate
Recruitment Day.
think the ESPN day was an awesome
ev^i" said Bell. "The school did a great
thiig by bringing them here," said Bell,
who was offered a position with "The
Worldwide' Leader in Sports."
The SJGC's Office of Internship and
Placement (OIP) sponsored the ESPN


gton


Bell


Corporate Recruitment Day. In addition to
interviewing students for internships and
jobs, eight ESPN executives held an open-
session seminar for all SJGC students
to hear about various opportunities with
the ESPN family.' Tony Valentino, ESPN
manager of Technical Recruitments, who
co-coordinated the event with Yanela
Gordon, director of the SJGC OIP, said he
was impressed by the caliber of students


in the SJGC.
"It is obvious that the school takes
the time to teach their students how
to prepare for an interview and how,
important first impressions can be
to an employer," Valentino said.
"Even the students who did not
meet our needs at this time left me
with a positive impression. Others
we met may be hires or interns for
the future."
Bell, a Detroit native, was among
40 students who interviewed with
one of five ESPN recruiters. He,
along with Serge Beaubrun, accepted a
full-time position with ESPN.
"I was already in talks with ESPN, but the
chance of actually being able to speak with
them face to face and interview with them
really helped get things moving," said Bell.
"The same people I spoke to will now be
my colleagues!"
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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


2A THE MIAMI TIMES, JANUARY 23-29, 2008


Why Christians should

seek MLK's dream
Despite gains, Blacks as a whole have yet to attain King's
vision. Christians could be this country's greatest force by
rejecting the temptation of complacency and a me-first
prosperity gospel while leading the way to racial justice.
Tom Krattenmaker specializes in religion in public life and
is writing a book on Christianity in professional sports.

A Black woman is secretary of State. A Black man is
a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential
nomination. Blacks coached both teams in last year's
Super Bowl.
Judging from appearances, it might be tempting to
pat ourselves on the back for living up to our founding
principles when it comes to the question of race. Tempting
and wrong wrong in a way that challenges citizens with
regard for the American, and religious, ideals that infuse
our culture.
Apart from notable success stories such as these, you'll
find overwhelming evidence that we have a long way to go
to carry out the agenda, and honor the legacy, of the civil
Rights prophet we remember today and of those who stood
with him in the struggle for racial justice. Let Christians
- the followers of the faith that fueled the work of Martin
Luther King Jr. and helped change a nation's heart -
lead the way.
If astonishingly high rates of Blacks' incarceration and
educational failure can't shake us from complacency,
maybe this will: Recent survey data show alarming
economic disadvantage and pessimism in the African-
American community. A Pew Research Center poll last
fall reveals that Blacks are more dissatisfied with their
economic progress than at anytime in the past 20 years.
They are more pessimistic about their future as well, with
just 44% expecting life to improve for them, compared
with the 57% who thought so in 1986. This comes at a
time when the Black median household income is holding
steady at 61% of the figure for white Americans, about
the same as it was in 1997.
But here's the most disillusioning finding. Two-thirds
of African-Americans believe Blacks face discrimination
when applying for a job or buying or renting a house, yet
more than half also agree and nearly three-quarters of
whites believe --that "Blacks who have not gotten ahead
in life are mainly responsible for their own situation."
Blacks believe they face discrimination, yet the individual
African-American is to blame for his or her failure to make
it? It's a case of not having your cake and not eating
it either.

PROSPERITY GOSPEL
This is only partly a religion question, of course. Yet as
one who has studied Black church history and followed
the more recent ascendancy of the prosperity gospel, I
cannot help but wonder whether this blame-it-on-yourself
pessimism among Black Americans is not at least partially
the result of a troubling message delivered from many
popular pulpits.
As exemplified by the civil rights movement and its
minister leader King, there runs through African-American
religious history a conviction that God stands with the
dispossessed against the scourge of dehumanizing
racism. Yet those who follow Black church trends today
will tell you that this prophetic tradition is giving way
to something decidedly less idealistic: a prosperity
gospel holding that God blesses individual believers with
economic advancement.
Both, actually. The advancement of some individual
Blacks to the middle class and beyond demonstrates that
people with the right amount of talent, drive and luck can
make it. Yet we cannot forget that deep, systemic social
forces help stack the decks against African-Americans.
Take, for example, public education. A far higher
percentage of Blacks than whites attend failing,
underfunded schools, where dilapidated facilities,
poorly trained teachers, and inadequate supplies and
curriculum ensure an inferior education and a lifetime of
playing short-handed. Combine that with cultural factors
that discourage many Black males from taking school
seriously, and you get grim outcomes such as this: Only
about half of African-American students graduate on time
with a regular high school degree.
Americans err if we believe that it's only a Black
responsibility to right the social wrongs of racial
inequality. It's a white responsibility, too and a
Christian responsibility. Why Christians? It's not that
other faiths can't do their part as well, but Christians -
by sheer number and religious tradition could be our
best hope.
History. shows that the teachings of Christianity hold
an undeniable power to inspire positive social movements
and call Americans to conscience, as they did during
King's time. Many Christians will be the first to tell you
they should be held to a higher standard because their
religion insists on it.
Let's improve -educational and economic opportunities
for African-Americans. Let's acknowledge and root out
the racism that mocks the American ideal. Let's reject
the harmful message of the prosperity gospel and reclaim
the best of the nation's Black church tradition, with
Christians white as well as Black leading the charge
for the dispossessed.


As the distinguished columnist Roger Cohen recently
reminded, it is on the matter of race where one finds the
greatest gulf between American behavior and American
ideals. Will history find the same gap between Christian
behavior and Christian ideals?
..I for one believe that if you give people a thorough
understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that
produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people
create a program, you get action...
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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


3A THE MIAMI TIMES, JANUARY 23-29, 2008


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Tax relief for whom? Another bait and switch vote no


What Miami-Dade voters are
being told is a big tax break on
their homes and property will,
in reality, bring small savings
to most of us and huge cuts in
important government services
for all. On January 29, 2008,
Florida voters will consider a
proposed amendment to the
State Constitution that will
reduce tax rates for some
residents while dramatically
reducing everyone's quality of
life.
This confusing Constitutional
Revision No. 1 was hastily
cobbled together by a special
session of the Republican
controlled State Legislature
and is being called "tax relief".
Voters in Miami-Dade County
should be asking: "Relief for
whom?" Explaining to you all
of the nuances of this hodge-
podge amendment is beyond my
abilities in the space provided
here. I encourage you to read
the ballot question for yourself
at http://www.miamidade.
gov/elections/voting_sample_
ballots.asp and click on
Nonpartisan Sample Ballot.


What is painfully clear to me
are some of the impacts of this
tax plan in our community. 1)
The more your home or property
is worth, the greater your
savings from the proposed tax
revisions. 2) The vast majority


of working people, those who
rent or whose homes are valued
at less than $100,000, will not
receive any significant monetary
benefit from this scheme. 3)
Residents who are most in need,
the poor and people on fixed
incomes, will bear the brunt of
the resulting cuts in government
services.
These government services
will be sorely needed if
Constitutional Revision No.
1 is adopted by voters. The
biggest employers in Miami-
Dade County are county and
city governments and the


public schools. Constitutional
Revision No. 1 would result in
the loss of many, many of these
jobs in our community. Yet, the
greatest cuts will be in services
that will be needed to fill the gap,
including services to children


and families, to the poor, elderly
and disabled, and services to re-
tool and re-employ government
employees and the many other
businesses and workers that will
be hurt by the loss of valuable
paychecks in our community.
Constitutional Revision No. 1
will result in the loss of jobs
including, but not limited to:
police officers, firefighters,
school teachers, custodians,
food service providers,
librarians, sanitation workers,
water and sewer technicians,
bus drivers, social workers,
building inspectors, traffic


signal repairers, recr atio
leaders, grounds keepers, voter
educators, citizen advocates,
numerous professionals and
administrators and on and on.
In order to better inform our
local voters, both the Human
Services Coalition of Miami-
Dade and the National Forum
for Black Public Administrators
have issued statements
analyzing the impact of the
" proposed property tax revision.
Allow me to share with you
some of their insights.
Public schools will loose $204
million next year and $2.76
billion over the next five years.
Local governments in Florida
will loose $8 billion over the next
five years. Miami-Dade County
will loose $100 million. Cities in
Miami-Dade will loose another
$35 million. Savings to first time
home owners and renters are tiny
or non-existent. Savings to small
business owners will be small
while the threat of hidden costs,
like higher insurance rates, will
loom large. Savings to owners
of a second home will depend
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Chatting with the Maker


There is an old joke that
everyone talks to God, but
only crazy people hear God
answering them. What then
is one to make of television
evangelist Pat Robertson and
his annual end of the year chats
with our maker? It has become
something of a New Year's
tradition that at the end of every
year, the founder of the 700 Club
retreats into prayer, returning
New Year's Day to share the
substance of his conversation
with his congregation and
viewers around the world.
Call me a skeptic. I have
long suspected that the only
difference between men like
Robertson and the guys that
used to stand on the corner of
45th and Broadway talking to
God was that the guys on the
corner actually believed the
Lord was speaking to them.
Age has mellowed me a bit and
while I continue to be skeptical,
I am now a tad more generous.
I have never doubted that
Robertson is speaking to God.
In fact, the older I get the more
I speak to God. Moreover, my
understanding of prayer is that
it is supposed to be a dialogue so
a response from God shouldn't
be all that unusual. However,
judging from Robertson's
S recent conversations, it may
just be that God has run out of
substantive things to say.
This year Robertson emerged
from his annual tete-a-tete
offering predictions of rising
B prices in the commodities


markets specifically oil
and gold and falling stock
markets. He even claimed
to know the result of the
upcoming presidential election
- information he chose to keep
to himself.
Skepticism about God
speaking to people is not new. It
has in fact been around as long
as, well, as long as folks have
been talking to God. When the
Lord informed Moses that he had
been chosen to return to Egypt
to free the children of Israel, he
was especially concerned not
merely that the Egyptians would
beat the snot out of him before


laughing him all the way back
to the sheep herds, but that the
Hebrews would think he was a
crackpot. God just doesn't talk
to people. It's just not done! So
Moses asks, "Who should I say
sent me?" The Lord famously
replies, "Tell them I Am has sent
you." I can just see Moses face.
"I Am? What kind of blankety
blank is that?" No doubt God
understood his concern, which
is why he loaded Moses up
with miraculous signs in order
to prove to the masses that he
was in touch with the Almighty.
I imagine it was the latter day
version of Yo Yo's "You betta


Ask somebody!"
Part of our skepticism may
be based in jealousy. Many of
us want so badly to connect
with the Lord, want to feel his
warmth and the soft whisper
of his breath in our ear. As a
Christian, I know I want nothing
more than to be transported
to that place that is above all
and within all, of knowing
that I am protected and cared
for by the heavenly father. As
I understand it, that is the
purpose of prayer: to lead one to
a greater communion with God
and a greater understanding of
His will.


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A lot of folk are highly suspicious of the Humane Society
of the United States spending $500,000 in Miami-Dade to
fight the anti-gambling campaign against slot machines.
They think its some sort of political deal against Flagler
Dog Track. Stay tuned until to vote on Jan. 29.

Internationally acclaimed Black Cuban artist Kcho is
still doing his artworks on the island, but because he is
a strong supporter of the Fidel Castro regime he draws
huge controversy. Maybe he will end up in New York or
Paris where they look at the art and not the politics.

Black residents of Overtown and Liberty City are
wondering why the Miami Housing Agency can't seem
to find the money to build affordable housing in their
neighborhoods, but seem to have no problem in other
areas. The YWCA, Biscayne Housing Group and the
Carlisle Development Group are building a $50 million
10-story tower at 2310 NW 17th Avenue in Allapattah.
Stay tuned.

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz is getting a reputation for not
showing up at funerals of prominent citizens and police
officers slain on duty. The local police union is not letting
him forget it.

Miami attorney Albert Dotson Jr., partner in the law
firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price and Axelrod, was
opening speaker Jan. 17 at the national Democratic
Presidential Debate in Nevada.

Expanding their efforts to give back to the South Florida
community, Miami Heat players Mark Blount, Dacqun
Cook, Alexander Johnson and Chris Quinn, the Miami
Heat Dancers the Mascot and Heat front office staff will
work alongside volunteers from Habitat for Humanity
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to help build homes for
hardworking, low-income families in Liberty City today.

Miami-Dade has a new activist organization called
PACT People Acting for Community Together. The group
is headed by Reverend Joseph Nicholas and has Creole,
Spanish and Jewish members, Let's hope this trifecta
can prove meaningful.


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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


A 4 THE MIAMI TIMES, JANUARY 23-29, 2008


Florida City political candidates debate issues P


By Derek Joy
Miami Times Contributor

No. It wasn't the high powered
presidential candidates in a
knock 'em down, drag 'em out
political debate,
Instead, it was an intense
debate between incumbents
and challengers for the Florida
City's mayoral post and two
commission seats in the
city which hails itself as the
Gateway to the Florida Keys and
Everglades,
The players in this affair
were Mayor Otis T. Wallace
and challenger Israel Andrews,
a former commissioner;
Commissioner Benny Lovett,
Daurell Dorsett, J.C. Dieguez,
Sharon Smith-Butler, Alexander
Oreene and Jermaine Johnson.
The debate was moderated by
farmer Homestead Mayor Roscoe
Warren, who officially retired on
Dec. 8, 2007, after serving 27
years in public office.
When asked about his reasons
for retiring, Warren succinctly
said:, "Twenty seven years is
enough."

LONG SERVICE
However, that seems not to


be the case for Wallace, who
has the longest uninterrupted
tenure in office among Black
American elected officials in
Florida. Wallace was first elected
to the Florida City Commission
in 1976, where he served until
his election as Mayor in 1984,
accounting for 32-consecutive
years on the Florida City body
politic.
Now, Wallace
is facing
a strong
challenge
from Andrews,
who, in 1994,
defeated
Commissioner
Juanita Smith WALLACE
in a hotly
contested race where used
Smith's age as a focal point of
his campaign in telling people
that Smith was too old to serve.
Smith, who retires later this
month after 24 years on the
commission over a 27 year span,
beat Israel three years later.
"Yes. He said I was too old,"
Smith recalls, who is no relation
to current candidate Smith-
Butler, adding, I didn't endorse
anyone because four people
came to me and I couldn't


endorse all four."

ANOTHER DORSETT
Interestingly enough, former
Commissioner Tommy Dorsett
retired last year and moved away.
Wallace then appointed Lovett
to complete Dorsett's term.
Dorsett's son, Daurell Dorsett,
who did not participate in the
debate, is one of five challengers
vying for the seats currently held
by Smith and Lovett.
"I want to be considered
the Latin candidate. That is
why I decided to run," said
Dieguez. "No matter how good
the Administration is doing, we
can still do better."
Smith-Butler, who made an
impressive showing and drew
applause when she spoke up for
the young ladies of Florida City
relative to be included in the
sports programs and progress
of the city, took a different
approach.
When asked about what she
would do to improve the parks
and recreation department,
Smith-Butler said: "We need
look at other things that girls
do. We need facilities to bring
girls in and let them progress
and develop"


Wallace, however, is banking
experience and the practical
side of politics.
"It takes about five years to
learn to be a city manager," said
Wallace, who, in a strong mayor
form of government, acts as the
city manager. "Experience goes
a long way. I serve as mayor
because I love Florida City.
"My years
of service are
long. That
shows sticking
to it is a good
thing. For
Wathose who
campaign
on a slogan
WARREN of change, I
change every
day. You have to be effective,"
Wallace concluded.
Johnson, a former Florida
City police officer, had a different
perspective.
"Like Franklin D. Roosevelt
once said, The best thing to do is
the right thing. The worst thing
to do is nothing'," said Johnson,
who touted the importance of
vision in politics and the need to
build a better police department
to make Florida City a safer
community.


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BTW hosts NAACP ACT-SO competition


The Miami-Dade Branch of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) announces its annual
ACT-SO Academic Competition,
scheduled for Saturday,
February 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Booker T. Washington Senior
High School, 1200 N. W. 6th
Avenue.
An acronym which stands
for Afro-Academic, Cultural,
Technological and Scientific
Olympics, Project ACT-SO,
created and launched by
syndicated columnist and
renowned journalist, the late
Vernon Jarrett, is a national
program of the NAACP. Its
primary objective is the
prdmotion of excellence and
recognition of achievement for
students of African descent in


grades 9-12,
nationwide. Each
year, thousands
of Black youths,
from almost
every part of
the country,
are involved in
the program. Participants are
judged and critiqued in the areas
of their expertise. In the spirit
of the World Olympics, top local
winners receive gold, silver and
bronze medals, with Gold medal
(first place) winners proceeding
to the national finals and the
opportunity to win monetary
awards ranging from $500 to
$1000.
Miami-Dade's local
competitions have convened
at the Historic Booker T.
Washington Senior High School


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each year since its
Sre-opening in 1989.
The local Gold
Medalists in each of
26 academic areas
will proceed to
the 2008 National
ACT-SO Finals.
For the first time since ACT-
SO was established in 1978
and in recognition of the 30th
Anniversary Celebration, this
year's competition, scheduled for
July 30 August 3, will convene
separately from the National
NAACP Convention. A one-time
special event hosted by The Walt
Disney Company and Florida's
NAACP State Conference the
celebration will be held at Disney
World.
Since the inception of
ACT-SO, Miami-Dade has


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amassed 70 national medals,
representing more than any
other single school district in
the Nation. The Miami Dade
ACT-SO Committee also "hosts
a special Junior Competition in
the areas of Science, Math and
Humanities, which takes place
simultaneously with its local.
Guidelines for student
participation and registration
procedures have been distributed
to Principals, Activities Directors,
CAP Advisors, department heads
and other identified school
contact persons.
For additional details, please
contact Ms. Doris Hart, ACT-SO
Chairperson at 623-9540, FAX
305-621-2300 or Ms. Hyacinth
Johnson at 305-685-9436, FAX
305-685-0386, hyaj38@aol.
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FAMU seniors Mark
Washington and A'sia Horne-
Smith were offered spring
internships. They will begin their
internships on January 28.
"I feel excited and blessed to
have the opportunity to work at
ESPN this spring," said Horne-
Smith, who is from Deland,
Fla. "This blessing is one of the
reasons why I love FAMU. I'm
often exposed to organizations
and opportunities that I feel
wouldn't have been offered at
other universities."
Horne-Smith will work
as an editing intern for
ESPN productions such as
"SportsCenter."
At least eight students were
flown to ESPN headquarters
in Bristol, Conn. for follow-up
interviews. Several more are
scheduled for second interviews
during the 2008 spring


City of Miami 'College of Policing'


SCHOOL
continued from 1A
Studies, Homeland Security
and Forensic Sciences under
one roof. The Academy, of
approximately 66,132 square
feet, will provide Basic Law
Enforcement instruction and In-
Service classes. Its main spaces
will consist of training and
administrative areas, student
quarters, locker rooms, indoor
firing range, and S.W.A.T. area.
A flexible space, designed
as an Emergency Operation
Center for the Miami Fire
Department, will be collocated
within this portion of the
building. The High School
component, of approximately
46,132 square feet, will provide
classrooms, labs, dining area,
and locker rooms for five


hundred students, in addition
to administrative spaces for
staff. Both, the Academy and
the High School, will share
a 200 seat auditorium and
a gymnasium, that may be
occasionally used for non-police
or school related activities.
The architect firm of Spillis
Candela DMJM won the 2007
Merit Award for unbuilt projects
from the AIA Miami Chapter
for its design of the College of
Policing.
The total cost of the project is
$35,400,000 with an estimated
time of completion of July 2009.
The funding sources come
from the Homeland Defense
Neighborhood Improvement
Bond, School Board of Miami-
Dade County, Impact Fees
and Sunshine State Financing
Commission.


If you think nobody gives a damn what
Black people think, think again. Some
people care a lot. Especially when they
need something from you.


Take corporations.They want you to buy
their products. And banks care whether
you're going to give them your money.
Politicians.They care what you think
when they're looking for your vote. And
TV and radio stations hope you will pay
attention to their shows.


The point is,all these people want
something from you. And when people
want something from you, you have got
power over them.We should learn to use
that power wisely to make the changes
we need to make.


Give your money, your votes and your
loyalty to people who deserve it. People
who are going to give you something in
return. People who are doing the most for
the Black community.


Who cares what Black people think? A
lot of people do.


The Miami Times is about the business
of communication. Communicating to
you the power you have and letting you
know how you can use it. For instance,
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semester.
"We are delighted that ESPN
has made employment and
internship offers to these
students," said Gordon. "These
hires reflect the most recent
example of ESPN's interest in
our students. We applaud that
and look forward to growing our
relationship with ESPN."
Valentino further stated that
he is impressed with FAMU's
commitment to preparing its
students to be competitive in the
mass media industry.
"The opening of the new
facilities at the SJGC shows
FAMU's commitment to moving
their students into the future of
broadcasting and journalistic
excellence," said Valentino,
who added that developing
relationships with colleges and
universities is key to ESPN's
success. "This is only the
beginning of better things to
come for FAMU and ESPN. We
can learn a lot from each other."





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For the first time in the
70-year history of the Village of
El Portal there is a municipal
flag that hangs behind the dais
alongside the United States and
the State of Florida flags.
It is an interesting story how
the flag came to be designed
and selected as the official flag
of El Portal.
Last year as Mayor Mariette
SaintVil led the Village's efforts
to celebrate its 70th anniversary,
she was hit with the fact that
there wasn't, and never has
been, a flag for El Portal.
So, a committee was formed,
then the word went out and
applications flowed in.
"When we were preparing for
the anniversary I noticed there
is a U.S. flag and a State of
Florida flag. So I came up with
the idea of a contest to design
a flag for El Portal," SanitVil
said..
And the winner is: James
H. Ward III, a third year
architecture student at Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn, New
York.
For Ward, it was something
of an after thought to enter the
contest.


"My mom was on the
committee," said Ward, referring
to former El Portal Mayor Dr.
Anna Ward. "It seems a little
bit unfair, but she's only one


"I think this flag portrays
what is the essence of El Portal.
Nature, It has the essence
of what appeals the people of
El Portal, from the Tequesta


"El Portal is colorfd, diverse. It represents the diversity ofthe
world. Hopefidly, it is something the model of stability we've
added, thile change in lifestyles and the deference in income
that we can share and pass on to future generations.


person.
"I started thinking about it,
did some research and found
that most flags had color
schemes of green, orange and
blue. And common among
southern flags had two crossing
objects like X.," said Ward, 21,
a 2004 graduate of the Design
and Architecture High School.
Ward said winning was not
really a consideration. It was for
his mother and the opportunity
to express his creativity. Just
so happens that it earned him
a little place in the annals
of history in El Portal and a
$150 prize, something he's still
awaiting.
The design has a color scheme
of white, green and several other
colors, features a Tequesta
Indian, mockingbird, palm tree
over peacock inside a gate.


Indians, to pioneers like Libby
Bowen to the current Village
Council," said SaintVil.
"El Portal is colorful, diverse.
It represents the diversity of the
world. Hopefully, it is something
the model of stability we've
added, the change in lifestyles
and the difference in income
that we can share and pass on
to future generations."
Ward's talents conveyed that
and more as he carries on his
dream of becoming a successful
architect. It is a dream, he said,
was born during his middle
school year's that led him
"I like leaving a lasting
impression on people. I know
I'm an artist at heart. I want
to express that through
architecture. It always seems
to be the most fulfilling," said
Ward.


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Comm. Jordan: Revision No. 1 is not Tax Reform


VOTE
continued from 3A
largely upon an increase in
the value of their real estate
in a market that is currently
declining or stagnant.
If your home is valued at
the county average of about
$350,000, your savings would
be about $300 per year. Any
reduction in property taxes
will be made up for in higher
fees and reduced services. It is
disingenuous for the Governor
and members of the Legislature
to tell voters that there will be no
impact on local services. Local
governments will be forced to
reduce services commensurate
to the level of tax cuts. These
services typically include your
local public safety services
such as fire and police, parks,
libraries, tax supported
hospitals, transportation and
social services. The ballot
question now before the voters
was the bi-product of a hurried
last minute compromise
that was made without a


full assessment of its impact
on the lives of Floridians or
on the tax structure that
governs this state. The tax cut
already enacted by the State
Legislature for Fiscal Year
2008 has resulted in a new
class of communities in Florida
that are defined as "fiscally
constrained counties". To
provide assistance to this new
class, Miami-Dade, Broward
and Palm Beach counties
were required to divert our
resources to help out our
"constrained" neighbors and
to reduce services to our local
residents.
The proposed Constitutional
Revision No. 1 is not "Tax
Reform". In fact the proposal
is a bait and switch tactic that
promises savings while forcing
local governments to either
raise tax rates or to go out
of business. If it is adopted,
small cities, like Opa-locka,
Miami Gardens, Homestead,
Florida City and others will
be hard pressed to continue to
operate and provide services to


their residents anywhere near
current levels. Larger cities
and unincorporated Miami-
Dade, where the tax base is
larger and more diverse, will
be forced to reduce critical
services. The loss of critical
services along with the loss of
government and private sectors
jobs will further exacerbate the
economic downturn that is
threatening our state and our
nation.
Voters in this community,
along with people around the
State of Florida, know that,
for many homeowners, there is
a need for tax relief. Our tax
reform must seek to increase
our prosperity while caring for
our needy. Our tax structure
should help to ensure that those
of us who can afford to pay our
fair share do so and that we
are joined in our burden by the
wealthy and powerful among
us. Constitutional Revision
No. 1 does not meet our needs.
I encourage you to Vote No on
the proposed Constitutional
Revision No. 1.


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Ephesians admonishes drunkenness


Readers, we are continuing
this week with our study
of Ephesians 5. Verse
18 admonishes us about
drunkenness. Being drunk
with wine will ruin your life.
Drunkenness has ruined
many lives, Paul warns. I know
that most of you can attest to
that statement. Even if you
have not personally or directly


suffered the perils and ill
effects of alcoholism, I am sure
that you know someone who
has. How many marriages have
gone to divorce court because
of alcoholism? How many
children have been neglected
or abused because alcohol
has caused their parents not
to care? At the prison, I see
first hand the consequences
I


of uncontrolled drinking. I
have counseled and cried with
too many women who have
lost their families and friends
because they could not find
their way out of a bottle.
My father died much too early
because of the physical effects
of drinking. Unfortunately, the
destruction caused by alcohol
does not end with the person
who is battling the addiction.
Everyone who is involved
with, or close to, the alcoholic
suffers. Often, he or she misses
work, or does not give a full
day's work for a full day's pay.
Far too many wives, girlfriends
and children cower in a corner


or have to hide in a closet until
the alcoholic can 'sleep it off.'
And men, I apologize, because
it is not only you who become
violent while drunk. There are
many women who terrorize
their families as well when they
have had too many drinks. And
how many relatives have buried
loved ones who lost their lives
as the result of a drunk at the
wheel of a vehicle?
Don't be filled with wine,
Paul admonishes be filled
with the Holy Spirit. Don't
get drunk from strong drink,
but drink from the Holy
Spirit. Paul encourages us to
sing songs, and make music


and praise our Lord! Rejoice
and be glad! And finally, be
thankful for all things. Paul
reminds us of this in letter
after letter. He was obviously
fully aware of how distracted,
discouraged, and depressed
that we can become. We might
have different problems than
the early Christians, but they
had problems and trials and
we have them today.
Rebellious children,
adulterous spouses, and rising
costs of basic necessities
know no boundaries of time or
culture. The early Christians
were plagued with these issues
just as surely as we are today.


The answer for them is the
same answer for us. Take your
eyes off your situation. Lift up
your head and look to the hills
(not your spouse or friend or job
or money or drugs or alcohol
or power) for your help. Our
help does come from our Lord
who made the heavens and
the earth. I will never forget
something my Lord spoke to
my spirit years ago. He asked
me who was able to make a
day. I replied that no one but
Him could do such a thing. He
responded by assuring me that
if He could make a DAY, then
surely He could make a WAY
for me.


Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality a best seller


BOOK
continued from 13A

liberal evangelicals.
Watching TBN one night on
TV, Miller, 36, realized the
conservative religious network
was many people's baseline
for Christianity. He wanted to
change that.
"These people are absurd.
I've been a Christian all my
life and I don't even know
Christians this weird," said the
Portland, Ore.-based writer,
who is single.
In his book, Miller describes
his disdain for the us vs. them
mentality between Christians
and non-Christians.
"I felt, once again, that
there was this underlying
hostility for homosexuals and
Democrats and, well, hippie
types. I cannot tell you how
much I did not want liberal or


gay people to be my enemies.
I liked them," he wrote. "The
real issue in the Christian
community was that (love) was
conditional ... You were loved
in word, but there was, without
question, a social commodity
that was being withheld from
you until you shaped up."
Dave Morton was also
growing cold on the church
when he picked up Miller's
book.
"The perspective that was
refreshing to me was that your
Christian faith doesn't have to
look exactly like everybody's
else's," said Morton, a 28-year-
old ski instructor from Bend,
Ore. "It kind of inspired me to
pursue God again with a fresh
perspective."
Brad Jones, a 30-year-old
youth pastor at a conservative
Southern Baptist Church in
South Florida, said he felt


alone in his desire for more
authentic dialogue about God.
"My thoughts on faith
aren't really going along with
everyone else and then I read
this and said, 'That's what I've
been thinking the whole time,"'
he said.
Miller's book embraces
cultural relevance, not
cultural dominance, he said.
"The typical judgmental,
hate-filled, bigoted, more
people knew what we were
against than what we were
for," mentality has little to do
with the real God, Jones said.
Some experts say Miller
and authors like him are in
sync with a generation of
young adults who very much
believes in God, Jesus and
the basics of Christianity,
but are struggling to balance
their conservative Christian
upbringings with a culture


that embraces a go-along-to
get-along philosophy.
"'Peoplelike Donald Miller are
speaking almost like a prophet
of a new age and describing
the landscape in a way people


who feel comfortable in that
landscape really couldn't
articulate before," said David
Kinnaman, a researcher for
The Barna Group and author
of "Unchristian."


Critics call Miller's works
casual and glib and that
he strays from biblical
truths when he downplays
homosexuality and other
sins.


One in five Americans say they never go to church


FAITH
continued from 13B

not as expressed in church,"
Stetzer says.
"It's a personal thing, not an
institutional thing. It's a matter
of starting conversations."
Still, most of Christian belief
has seeped into popular culture
outside church walls and
denominational tethers, says
Philip Goff, a professor and
director of the Center for the
Study of Religion and American


Culture at Indiana University
in Indianapolis.
New forms of community,
such as Internet Bible study
and prayer circles, also mean
some people don't believe they
need a church, Goff says.
"Is there a workshop for
churches in being less annoying,
less hypocritical?" asks Arthur
Farnsley, administrator for the
Society for the Scientific Study
of Religion and a fellow at Goff's
center.
"So much of American


religion today is therapeutic in
approach, focused on things
you want to fix in your life," he
says.
"The one-to-one approach is
more attractive. People don't
go to institutions to fix their
problems.
"Most people have already
heard the basic Christian
message. The question for
evangelism now is: Do you have
a take that is authentic and
engaging in a way that works
for the unchurched?"


93 Street Community Antioch Missionary Baptist apostolicc Revival Cente
Missionary Baptist Church Church of Brownsville 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
2330 N.W. 93rd Street 2799 NW. 46th Street 305-836-1224
305-836-0942 305-634-672.1 Fax: 305-635-8355 Order of Services
Order of Services New time for T'.V Programu
Order of Services orslhip Sernice Sunday Morning FOR HOPE FOR I'TDAY
St.inl E1 ll\ly nt'! liign' Worshlpip I alin. Wenship Ser'ice (Ist Sunlday otoy) i Aii. Cf1: ? CH OA3? KN -I" tt n
la ..onung oRShip 30 11 a, I 11. tat21 n:li,.l'h it Si PI, 51h) im S-..i9 P -m.. a- y. SuSpl. 5 p.m.
Clllrte h dlol .5z30 a.ltl ist Snitluay ont
Evening Wortship I 9:'5 an C.SiellSehlnat( .lld 4 ll Wed Inlterlctssn.n PIlr r l. 12 ,.111
Ist &3rd Sutlda'y ........6 pt Mid i Vee seri ce Wednlesays Momni S ie ..... .. II ra.m.
T 'uensday Bible SHu.lvt 7 pnt aflo `'ro sN-vr Nxenay 1 y. 1Snr 2-1 Fp nI SIII. e Wohipsl ........ :30 .
ubnste: nmb aPrar Meeling. 7:30 .m. Tues. Py Mellg. 30 ptim.
Bible Study, 8:15 I.m. ra. Bible Suly ...............7:30 p.nm.


Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413











Logos Baptist Church
16305 NW 48th Ave.
305-430-9383
Order of Services:








SMorning W ri s 8 & 11 ;ni.
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.t.I








Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesdca
a0 a.m r& 7 p.m.
o Prakyer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.





Logos Baptist Churtch
16305 NW 48th Ave.
305-430-9383


Sunday
Mooring Ww)rshii il. m8 & 11 .m.
Sunday Seltool at 9:45 a.m.
Thursday
Bible Study p.m.
Saturday
N',o Service
W.-Mgug I I MM .M


aith Evangelistic Praise &\
Worship Center, Int.
7770 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-691-3865 Fax: 305-624-9065
Order of Scrvicr.s
Sunday Schoolr.. ...... ......... ) a.m.
St S 1i M :iniig WoiVi'lip- ..... .,I l1 a.n)
M'lig; yc. .................ii p.m ,
School of Wisdom.... ...... :30 p.m.
SHealiing & DSlivetr naS'em ,7:30pm.
SWi,/Sat. Miinna (ipayr)......5 a.m
"iday YoM Nig ...... .......7 pm.




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

Order ot' Services:
Mon. thnm Flri. Noon lDay Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.nm.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.,m,
Sunday School.......-93(0 in.


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


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


St. Luke Missionary Baptisz
1790 N.W. 55th Street
305-696-7322

Order of Serlices:
Early Moning WVoslhip.7:30am.

Morning Worship .....11 a.mn.

ayer Mleeting -...........7:30 p.m.
SBible Study ..................8 p.m.


1 (800) 254-NB1BC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newbirthbaplismn lin i.org


S St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street
305-691-8861


Vorshlip Seelvice
S12 I ..n ....... StllitdIY Scho( ol
l'llcsdiIy.. 7'.Itt biblee Stttly
I p.ol .... ...PlriayerN w lllg,
IMonidIy. W 'Idnetydan. Flnytlt
12 p m.it 1):y 1 'tayer


First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-635-8053 Fax: 305-635-0026
Order of Services:
7:30 11;........ .. .....730&. 11 a.
Sltndlay Schooa l ............ I0 l.ml.
Thuvtda,' .....-7 p.m, Bible StMoly
P',yer Meeting, B I. U.
Bilaptism TItus, before
First Sun .7 p.m.
Comnmun, ioll First Sun.......




Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue
305-681-3300
S Order of Services
Sunrayv
Cllualla Slhooil ... ......... L9: ) a.m.
UWon.ip Se'.ie ..............11I .la
Monday
1 libl, Sli 7; p.Im.
Wednesday
Pl yer Mecling 7 pm.
"Thrfn is n i'lirt jilr yrel"



Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
SEarly Morning Services
(2,I u da )-..... m
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
o ilorning Service .....11:00 am
Communlion Service
'flimi [(th 11 Swlxlhx7:30jl
I Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Welnesay) 7:30 pmn



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Aveniue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854



Ore e i oble Sludr vi:es: 63pm


"Fhtl-'s. Ouitlreach Milnistly.,.,6:30(p.11)


Rh ft Apostolei Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-688-1612
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order ofServices;
S11.19:30 a.m...(Shundayc Shool)
SmWalk in the Word Miinisnty
Vonthil Senicc .......... .. 11 a.m.
Tuesday ....7 p.m...Family Night
Wed..11 a.m..Itercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class... .....12 p.
IU Wed. Bible (lass ......... ..7 p.m.




Friendship M ssionary
Baptist Church
wFwev.fneiimlipim Mini..oti
fticndk hipl>lavtrbetlsoatit.ncl
740 N.W 581h Street
Miami, FL
305-759.8875
sHo lr of Pl.ociray........30 I.m.

IYouth Miustly Study.....Wed....'? p.m.
I ,ayei/Bib e Study,,,.. W~l ,A:;iip.in.
Fecdilg the Huungy evey :
Wu ahlta says ........ll a.n.l p.I





Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 76"1 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815


Sumlays- churchh S hool.............. 1 i..L
\l oshi p Sey v ic..... ......... 11:15 a
...S.. days ible C W:. ....... ........ ..... ...


Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 NW. 561h Street
305-637-4404 Fax: 305-637-4474
Order of Services:
Sunday Sdcoold ............. 9:45 am.

BSide Stly. Tlnmsday ..23) pm.
Youth Minisiry MSki-\tel


Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
-Order of Services
HLrd Day Sunday School..94....5am
Slmuny Merinig VWolmhip ..... l a .m
Smntlay Meis Bibie Study .5... .m.
Suixay Ladies Bible Study ..5 p.m
Stmday Bsening \Worslip ...... p.n.
)Tuesday Night Bible Study ...730pmn
"rtsda ly Monming Bib- Class 11a.m.
'A h spnrtation ariladble Cafl:
305.6.&4-.450 305-691-6958




Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12' Ave.
305-75:1-9323
Order of Services:
iuly Worthip ...........7. a.m.
Sunday Schoo.................. 9 a.m.
NI :.. p ........................ 10: a.m .
Worship ........... 4.......... 4 p.m,
Mission and Bible Class
1'.1tefd ay ............ .6:30 p.n.
Y01)Youth Meting/Choir rehearsal
l o k ......... ............. 6:30 p.m.




New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue
305-681-3500

Order of Services:
Early Moling W'is6lip .. lI & Sn! SIm
Momnig wa hlip..............Io a in
T.- ffrl ghr S ....... .....
Momms Wosll ip ........ -..... <0aXm.
Ctuirtill Sclioot.................Y :).ni.


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avei *:1 H1ollywood, 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Sunday
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m, *. Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
'V Program Luesday, 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
Comcast Channels: 8, 19, 21, 22, 23, 30 & 37/.ocal Channels: 21 & 22
Webl paig wvs.pnIlem rokcparkchul, ofrct, lrit,.cil om mI;lil: pmlnl'bmkol:arkcoc@bellsoilth tl l


Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 871" Street
305-836-9081

Order of' Services:
Suni d(ay XSlot ilg St' :ins0
Staday school .......... 0 ( a it.
Wlorshlip Se\tice......... ]I arlm,
Tisil tday (lible S'ilny....S p. a
]]'hll ly 'ay r Soi c o.. ..- p.l.


Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 781' Street
305-691-4081
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
B~ib~le Sludily Wedc~l ......... 8p.m.
Sundl ay SChool ........... 10 0.l.
StIn, Woltlip Si l .v...... 11:30 .i1.
\V5d. Night Imtreictsory Player
fIl11 n 7:30 O I l.8 p.11
1S1unday Wolnili Sorvice,,6:30 p.mk


New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10" Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
Early Simday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Suliy MNlaninlg \ship.....11 am.
Sunlay rening Service ...6 pm-
Tuesday Rayer Meeting ...7:30n p..
Wednesday Bile Study ..7:30 p.m.
"Not .lJus a Chulrc But a Movemcn"''



Mt. Hermon A.ME. Church
17800 NW 25th Ave.
v.mntllermnonworshipcenter.org
305-621-5067 Fax: 305-623-3104
Order of Services:
Sunday Worship Services:
7 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Church School: &8: 30 a.m.
Wedniesdavy
Pastor S Noon Day Bible Study
1 ible ISstitute, 6:30 p.m.
Mid-week Worship 7:30 p.mu.




SLiberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:











1350 N. W95'5 Street
30S-83S-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Sunday Monigii ...........8 aim.







Sun.a School :30............. a.m
Sundaing Worship ...........11 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........m7:.
Tuesday Bible Class .........7:30
Ist Sulie Sol. Su.. p.Patc














Mid-Tr eek Worsh. ip
NewSt. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 39 Avenue
305-372-3877 F 305-371-3821
Church Schedule:















Order or Services:
arlymlin oip 7:30 Sunday















.Mornuig Worhip..,30 at.m.
Suni.day School .9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .... 1 a.m.
Eveningay ible Class 7 p.m.








befet .......(The ,S) 7 p.m.i












Zion Hope \
Missionary aptisthu
5129 N.W. 37th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax30S-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Sunday School ...........9:30 a.n.







MonmingPi Worship... 11 a.m.
iNau re lJr lnapist Clhuhes
Evening Wotsllip ........7 plm.
tugea i........ (Tues,) 7 p.m.




S Ziorn Ho pe -
Missionary s aptist
5129 NAV. 17th Ave.
30S-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-230)1
Order of Services:
S ,un`hi Schwal ............. 9:30 nai
Morning PIT'seAgokh%,Aip ,. It a.n
RF1-t sm1,11la`'l Sldaly
cvikng xwash1ipt 6 pau, I
1)l+lCry haMclis N. a Bible sllltty


r


.00


Bishop Vctor T.CurU, DMin., DD, Scolr Pas~otfeache










15B THE MIAMI TIMES, JANUARY 23-29, 2008


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


Poitier~t
WILLIE LEE JOHNSON, 68,
Crane Operator
for Miami Metal
and Iron Works
died Jan. 13 at
Coral Gables
Hospital. Ser-
vices were held.


CYNTHIA DENISE SIMPSON, 37,
Teacher at Tree
of Life died Jan.
16 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Services
will be held
Saturday, Jan.
26 time and
place to be an-
nounced.

LAURANCE BRADWELL, JR.
81, Retiree died
Jan. 17 at home.
Remains will be
shipped to Dar-
ien, Georgia for
final rites and
disposition.



MARIA CARIDAD VERDERON,
42, homemaker
died Jan. 16 at
Baptist Hospital.
Services were
held.




PHYLIS REBECCA FUSSELL,
86, domestic engineer, died Jan
13 in Fort Lauderdale. Services
Saturday.

TONSIMEKA W. JONES, 25, self
employed died Jan 13 in Ft. Lau-
derdale. Services will be held Sat.
Jan 24 time and place to be an-
nounced.

MILDRED WALKER, 85; Domes-
tic Engineer died Jan. 16 at Baptist
Hospital. Services were held.

CHRISTOPHENA JACKSON, 87,
Homemaker died Jan 18 at North
Shore Medical Center. Services
are incomplete.



RoyalIg-
MICHAEL LUCKIE, 24, died Jan-
uary 17. Funeral
service will be
Friday 11 a.m.
at Universal
Truth Center.
Visitation will be
Thursday 4 to 9
p.m.


LEROY PORTER, 67, died Jan.
18. Arrange-
ments are pend-
ing.







SYBIL LINTON, 95 died January
9. Services are pending.

JENE WILSON, 80, died Jan 18.
Arrangements are pending.

Jay's
ANNIE REED, 54 died January 16 at
South Miami Hospital. Services will be
held Saturday 11 a.m. at Mt. Sinai.

FRANK MARTIN, 74, died Jan. 17, at
Baptist Hospital. Time and place to be
announcec.

JOHNNIE KINSEY, 74, died Jan 15
at Southland Care Center in Dublin,
Georgia. Services will be held Sat, 11
a.m. at Sweet Home Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

UNA THOMAS, 55, died Jan. 13 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital. Final rites
in British Virgin Island.

LILLIE FRANCES LENARD, 81, died
Dec. 25 at Baptist Hospital. Services


were held.

Hadley's _
FREDERICK DANIEL MARTIN,
36, died Jan. 10. Services will be held
Tuesday January 22 at 10 am in the
chapel. Viewing Monday Jan. 21 from
4 to 9 p.m.


Jay's _
ANNIE REED, 54 died January 16
at South Miami Hospital. Services
will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Mt.
Sinai.

FRANK MARTIN, 74, died Jan.
17, at Baptist Hospital. Time and
place to be announcec.

JOHNNIE KINSEY, 74, died Jan
15 at Southland Care Center in
Dublin, Georgia. Services will be
held Sat, 11 a.m. at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church.

UNA THOMAS, 55, died Jan. 13
at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Fi-
nal rites in British Virgin Island.

LILLIE FRANCES LENARD, 81,
died Dec. 25 at Baptist Hospital.
Services were held.
RoyaLg =

SYBIL LINTON, 95 died January
9. Services are pending.

MICHAEL LUCKIE, 24, died Jan-
uary 17. Funeral
service will be
Friday 11 a.m.
at Universal
Truth Center.
Visitation will be
Thursday 4 to 9
p.m.


LEROY PORTER, 67, died Jan.
18. Arrange- !
ments are pend-
ing.


JENE WILSON, 80, died Jan 18.
Arrangements are pending.

Carey Royal Ram'n
LEON McCARTNEY, 82, died
Jan. 15 at North
Shore Medical
Cener. Litany
services will
be held Friday,
7 p.m. at Saint
Peters African
Orthodox
Cathedral.
Funeralservices
will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at
the church.

ROSCOE RAY, 67, died Jan 14
at home. Services will be held
Thursday, 12 noon in the chapel.

MARGRARET GROSS, died Jan
16., at home. Services will be held
in Brooklyn, New York.

Richardsonj
STEVEN FERBEE died Jan.20 in
Tampa. Serices are incomplete.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt
ANNIE LOCKHART, 60, House-
keeping, died on Jnauary 15 at
Northshore Medical Center. Re-
mains will be shipped to Fitzger-
ald, Ga.

LONNIE WRIGHT, 83, Custodian,
died on January 11 at North Shore
Medical Center. Services were
held.

IONA "SISTER" COPELAND, 94,
died January 12 at North Shore
Medical Center. Services were
held.


Restview Memorial
VALDA MINCEY, 67, died Jan.
13. Service
Saturday, Jan.
26, 2 p.m. at
Jordan Grove
Missionary
Baptist Church.


I .

Pax Villa
JEAN DOR, 42, died Jan. 10. Ser-
vices will be held Thursday, Jan.
24 in the chapel. Internment For-
est Lawn Central.


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9


Wright & Young.f-W
MINISTER VALERIE JOHNSON
GRAY, 42,
homemaker,
died January
20. Survivors
include:
husband, Robert
Gray; father,
O.B. Johnson;
mother, Annie
Reatha Johnson; brother, Obie
Johnson; and sisters, Gloria
Johnsia and Nakia Johnson; and
a host of other sorrowing relatives
and friends. Visitation Friday, 9
a.m. 2 p.m. at Wright and Young
Funeral Home; Visitation from 5 -
9 p.m. at the church; and memorial
services start at 7 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church.

THELMA VICTORIA HUGGER,
67, homemaker,
died January 20
at North Shore
Medical Center.
Survivo rs
include: children,
Bridgette and
James Hugger;
and siblings,
John, Prince, Charles Douglas,
Nola McQueen and Rhonda
Williams. Service Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist
Church.


CEDRIC BAKER SR., 45,
longshoreman,
died January.
17. Survivors
include:
children, Cedric
Jr. and Ashley
Baker; mother,
Estella Baker;
father, Charlie
Baker; and siblings, Michael and
Sharon Baker. Service Saturday, 2
p.m. at Greater New Bethel Baptist
Church.


CLARENCE P.
manager, died
January 18 at
Jackson North
Medical Center.
Survivors
include:
children,
Clarence Jr.,


Paula,


Tony


Death Notice


SANDRA M. JOHNSON,
52, Retail Sales Clerk died
January 18 in Miami. Private
services will be held.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,


MITCHELL STEPHENS, JR.
06/12/37 01/20/88

It have been 20 years since
you've been gone. You are truly
missed in our hearts.
Your loving family, children,
and wife, Gerty.

Death Notice


BRICE, Sr., 65,


Brice and Donna Blackman;
brothers, Leroy, Craig and Phillip;
and sister, Patricia Major. Services
will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Wright &Young Funeral Home
Chapel.


Happy Birthday
In loving memory of,


IVADELL McCOY
01/25/1946 -02/12/1991


'Our precious one.'
With love, Trudie,
James, Wanda,
grandchildren and
grandchildren.


Linda,
Myrna,
great


Death Notice


BARBARA LEE LUSTER,
82, Homemaker died Janu-
ary 19. Funeral services,
Saturday at Antioch Bap-
tist Church. Time to be an-
nounced. Range Funeral
Home is conducting the ser-
vice.


ESQUINELLA SNELL, 77,
died January 20. Services will
be Saturday 11 a.m. at Star-
light Holy Temple Church.
Royal Funeral Services is
handling arrangements.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,


ERNEST JACKSON
It has been two years since
God called you home. Seems
like yesterday, your love will
forever remain in our heart.
Your wife, Evelyn Jackson,
children and the Jackson family.

Happy Birthday


DEBORAH ANN PARKS
01/28/1957-04/25/2007

We miss you dearly.
We love you, your mother and
family.


Death Notice


FRANCILLA M. EVANS,
44 died January 19 at Aventura
Hospital. Services January 26,
11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church. Arrangements
entrusted to Grace Funeral
Home.

Death Notice


SHELIA J. LEWIS, 42,
Teacher, died January 21,
2008 at JMH.
Services will be held Satur-
day at New Birth Cathedral,
11 a.m.
Survivors include: mother,
Alice J. Bowen; sisters, Kar-
la Brazeley-Chambers and
Darnice Lewis; brother, Carl
Bowen. Services rendered by
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt Mortu-
ary.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,


JAMES WRIGHT
11/10/1933 01/21/2007

A year has past we love you
and miss you always.
Judy and Josephine

Card of Thanks


MIRIAM J. KELL would like
to thank everyone during
our bereavement. Your cards,
flowers, company and prayers
were deeply appreciated.
Special thanks to Reverend
Charles Coleman, Reverend
Doctor George E. McCrae and
the staff of Range Funeral
Home.
Thank you may God bless
each of you.
Portia Kelly and Rodline
Strother


Honor Your Loved One
With an

In Memoriam

e Miami Time
The Miami Times


Death Notice


MINISTER VALERIE
JOHNSON. GRAY, prayer
warrior and child advocate,
devoted her life to family and
the community.
Valerie, a beloved mem-
ber of the Hialeah Seminola
community, moved quietly
to her eternal home. She lost
her battle to complications of
diabetes on Sunday morn-
ing when she would normal-
ly have been in the pulpit at
her beloved New Bethel AME
Church.
She was a fighter with a
strong determination to keep
going inspite of her illness.
Her countless triumphs are
etched in the hearts of her
family and many friends.
She was well loved and it
was demonstrated on Sun-
day as so many surrounded
her bedside.
She loved spreading the
word of God, helping others
and lifting spirits. Even when
she was not well, she put her
own illness aside and con-
tinued to reach out to oth-
ers with inspiration, support
and prayer. Just being in her
presence was a joy because
she would radiate such posi-
tive vibes and boundless en-
ergy.
Some say she was the "life
of the party" with her infec-
tious laughter and her uplift-
ing spirit.
Val, as she was so affec-
tionately known, was a soft-
spoken, mild-mannered per-
son who could draw people
together. She related to and
loved the young and old
alike. But mostly she loved
her "Darling Angels", the
children of the church and
the community.
She was an advocate for
Them.
Val was an excellent stu-
dent while attending schools
in the Hialeah-Miami
Springs area, Miami-Dade
University, Saint Thomas
University and the South
Florida Board of Examiners
(the AME Church Training
for Ministers).
Valerie was married to Rob-
ert and was the mother of a
beautiful daughter, LaShae,
who preceded her in death.
In addition to her husband,
Robert, other survivors in-
clude her parents, O B and
Annie Reatha Johnson of
Hi-aleah; brother, Obie and
sisters, Gloria and Nakia.
She was most proud of her
baby niece, "Roxy', nephew
Tony, the Hialeah Seminola
community and many other
friends.
A memorial is planned for
7 p.m., Friday at New Bethel
AME Church. The funeral
is 11 a.m., Saturday at the
church located at 2275 W 5
Way, Hialeah, FL.


Death Notice


ANNIE E. LOCKHART, 60,
died January 15. Survivors
include: brother, Carl Lock-
hart; sister, Shirley Lockhart,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held in
Fitzgerald, Georgia.








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16B THE MIAMI TIMES, JANUARY 25-29, 2008


Rev. Rance
On Friday, January 25 at 7
p.m., Reverend Rance Allen will
be ministering at Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church
of Miami, 1140 NW 62 Street
where Reverend Dr. Billy W.
L. Strange, Jr. is pastor. This
world renowned recording artist
has traveled the world over as
he ministers, not only through
his dynamic preaching, but also
through contemporary gospel
songs of praise.
Reverend Allen has served as
Pastor of New Bethel Church of
God in Christ in Toledo, Ohio
where he has led the flock since


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Rev. Rance Allen
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Calvary M.B.C. Friday
July 1985. August 2002, Tyscot Label).
Reverend Allen, surely, is no Earlier this year the Allen
stranger to the gospel music brothers were at it again, having
industry, released their most recent work
For over four decades Rance entitled Closet Friend (May
Allen and The Rance Allen 2007, Tyscot Label).
Group, which he founded in Come out and heart this soul-
1969, have attributed many ful, preacher and God-gifted
great hits to the gospel music artist as he ministers to the
industry. They are well known heart and souls of the masses.
for their various selections such This extravaganza is open to the
as Miracle Worker, from the self public and admission is free.
same titled CD (released May For additional information,
2000, Bell mark Records), as please contact the
well as, the ever popular track Administrative Offices of Mt.
Do Your Will from their project Calvary Missionary Baptist
entitled All The Way (released church at 305-759-8226.


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Celebrates Pastor Cook's 40th year

Forty years ago, a young man named Douglas Cook who had
faithfully served as an usher was next seen fit to serve as a
deacon, then later accepted the call to preach, was called to
serve as pastoring shepherd at the Jordan Grove M.B. Church.
Throughout this month, he has been honored in the name of
Jesus. The celebration continues with a country-theme pro-
gram at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 25.
Come witness the special tributes and wear your denim at-
tire with straw hats or bonnets. On Sunday, the congregation
will be attired in hues of purple with gray or silver when they
welcome Reverend/Mayor Joseph Kelly with the Holy Temple
family at 7 a.m., Reverend. Bernard Poitier with the St. Luke
Cousin family at 11 a.m., and Reverend Doctor G. David Hor-
ton with the Greater New Bethel family at 3:30 p.m.
All are welcome to share in paying tribute to our spiritual
leader's 40th year of service.


Michael B. Webb
promoted to
Technical Sergeant
Congratulations to native
Miamian Michael B. Webb on his
promotion to technical sergeant
in the United States Air force.
He is stationed at Minot AFB,
North Dakota and is the son of
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Mavis Staples

The Arsht Center

celebrates Black

History Month
Performances by soul singer
Mavis Staples and Grammy
award-winning gospel group
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
In honor of Black History
Month, The Arsht Center for
the Performing Arts of Miami-
Dade County in Downtown
Miami, formerly Carnival
Center, proudly presents an
inspirational double-bill of
Gospel music featuring the civil
rights-era soul-singing legend
Mavis Staples and four-time
Grammy Award-winning group
The Blind Boys of Alabama. On
Sunday, February 10 at 4 p.m.,
these NEA Heritage Masters will
deliver a praise-filled, soul-lifting
afternoon of music in The Arsht
Center's acoustically superb
Knight Concert Hall.
"There are voices that never
lose their resonance, and songs
that never lose their relevance.
Staples delivers both." (USA
Today) From her early days
sharing lead vocals with her
groundbreaking family gospel
group, The Staple Singers, to her
storied solo recordings, Mavis
Staples possesses one of the
most recognizable and treasured
voices in contemporary music.
A veteran of the music scene for
more than 40 years a Lifetime
Grammy Award winner, National
Heritage Fellowship award
winner, Rock And Roll Hall Of
Fame inductee and included
on VHl's list of 100 Greatest
Women of Rock and Roll -
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Hosea Butler, president,
James Fayson, chairman,
Clinton Brown, provided gifts,
and other members of the King
of Clubs of Greater Miami,
provided selected Miamians
with The 12th Annual Black and
White Gala, last Friday, at the
Doubletree Resort, downtown
Miami, It was an affair where all
men wore black tuxedos, as well
as many of the ladies.
The guests arrived in
SUVS, Mercedes Benzes, and
chauffered-driven limousines,
where hostess Margie Fayson.
greeted them and took them
to their pre-reserved tables.
Arriving early were Rosetta and
Zebedee Vickers, Drs. Jack and
Gloria Tuckfield, appearing in
sequin gowns, along with Rose
Brown, Helen Everett, and
Eugenia Thomas. They listened
to the jazz music of the Psi Phi
Band playing tunes they and
others enjoyed hearing.
The highlight of the evening
included the recognition ofguests
at each table, beginning with
Dr. Lorraine F. Strachan's table
joined by Audley Cokley, Leroy
Wright and LaChan Gatlin,
Beverly Johnson, Arnita
Harrell, Bertha Samuels, April;
Clinton Brown's table included
Dr. Kenneth and Gwen Sims,
Arthur and Ruth Simms,
Reginal Simms, Lawrence and
Carolyn Adams.
Also, James and Alva Maull's
table and Dorie and Harvey
Lisker, Florence Strachan,
Gladys Johnson, Dot
Patterson, Elizabeth Marshall
and Katherine Hepburn;
Fayson's table included Grace


and Oscar Ali




Tuckfield's I
table included
T.C. Adderly,
Reverend Ervin
Elligan, Billy and Tees Greer, II;
Dr. Astrid Mack's table included
Carolyn and Bennie White,
Evelyn Campbell, Lorrine
and Woodard Vaught, Maria
Arenes, Dr. Herman Dorsett
and LaChanze Briggins.
John Kelly's table included
Ernestine Kelly, Larry and
Esfa Springs, Ronald Butler,
George and Shelia Green,
Forest and Felicia Cutler;
Ja'Shon Fayson's table included
Basil Binns, Dominique Leroy,
Thelma Free, Hennie Johnson,
and Rura Randolph;. Nelson
Jenkins' table included Fifia
Jenkins, Lila Cobb, Hosea
and Dollie Butler, Billy and Sr.
Shelia Long, Ersla Anders, and
Thelma Wilson; and Fletcher
Paschal, III table included Dr.
Rozalyn Paschal, Agenoria
Pascal, Eugenia Thomas, and
Helen Everett.
In addition, several door prizes
were given away, but the prize
*for a weekend at the Double
Tree went to Elizabeth Rollins,
while recognition for the best
dancers went to Ja'Shon
Fayson and guest, Larry and
Carolyn Adams, Leroy Wright
and LaChan Gatlin, Clinton
and Rose Brown, and James
and Margie Fayson, and Dr.
Astrid Mack and Carolyn,
White. Prime rib and salmon,


and carrot cake were served to
the guests. Fayson has begun
to plan for next year.

Last Saturday, at mega Mount
Hermon AME Church and
following the funeral service of
Detective James Walker, a sea
of red worn by members of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. came
from the East, West, North, and
South to celebrate Founders Day
2008 95th Anniversary and the
atmosphere was changed from
sadness to triumph. It was also
emblematic of how the sorors
profiled their two-piece suits and
kudos go out to Regina M. Giles,
president, Miami alumnae,
Rubye L. Howard, president,
Dade County Alumnae, Jonelle
Mattis, president, Iota Pi
citywide, Joelle Theagena,
president, Tau Rho (UM),
Adriana Wilson, president, Zeta
Tau (FMU, Anne T. Herriott, co-
chair, Dr. Gay Outler, co-chair,
and Bobbie Jones Wilfork, co-
chair., for spearheading such
a magnificent Founders Day
Program.
A special salute goes out to
Angela Robinson Bellamy,
National Executive Board, for
her brilliancy of carrying out the
program. She announced the
processional including charter
members, past presidents,
honorees, and program
participants, beginning with the
welcome, greetings from Andrea
Pelt Thornton; occasion,
Regina M. Giles; Roslyn S.
Jackson, invocation, and the
Delta Voices. They received a
standing ovation.
Also, Dr. Outler, who had
the honor of introducing
Reverend Carol Nash-Lester,
Senior Pastor, Bethel Apostolic
Temple, followed with the Greek
Medley and Elder Kay Dawson,
benediction and recessional.


The Founders Day Program
recognized people in the
ministry, beginning with
Reverend Rogery Adams, Mt.
Zion AME, Reverend Devin
Brown, Reverend Dr. Jimmie
Brown, Harris Chapel UMC,
Reverend Steve Caldwell, Heart
of God Ministries, Reverend Dr.
Joretha Capers, Ebenezer UMC,
Reverend Richard Clements, Jr.,
Mt. Tabor MBC, Bishop Victor
T. Curry, New Birth CFM,
Reverend Newton Fairweather,
NDCC, Reverend Dr. Henry E.
Green, Jr., Mt. Hermon AME,
Pastor Kito March St. Peters
MBC, The Reverend
J. Kenneth Major,
D.D. Rector, Church
of the Incarnation,
Reverend Dr. Dwayne
Richardson, Greater
Love MBC, Reverend Dr.
Walter T. Richardson,
Sweethome MBC, and
Reverend Paul Wiggins, CU
Mt. Hermon AME.
Last but not least,
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
is extremely proud of it Deltas
in the ministry, such as Rev.
Sharon Hobbs, Mt. Hermon
AME, Reverend Carol Nash-
Lester, Reverend Dr. Anna
Price, UTWC, Dr. Bernice
Smith, apostle Dr. Geraldine
Whittaker, and Reverend Willie
Mae Williams, Mt. Hermon
AME.

According to Fifia Jenkins,
a member of The Church of the
Open Door, is a proponent of
Black History year round and
she is inviting you to a special
Black History Event featuring
Dr. Marvin Dunn who has
completed a film, 'Murder on
the Suwannee River' and will be
shown, Saturday, February 23,
in the Fellowship Hall, 6001 NW
8th Ave, beginning an 6 p.m.


Dr. Dunn is a legend in.South
Florida and is connected with
FIU as a Psychology professor;
and author by writing Black
Miami in the Twentieth Century,
The Storm is Passing Over, The
History of Blacks in Florida", The
Miami Riots of 1980, Crossing the
Bounds, and many appearances
on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BET,
Nightline, Today's Show, and
Good Morning America, as well
as being a part of the United
States Information Service
(USIS).
In addition, Dunn. has
capsulated all of his data for
his movie. It is history
in the making. So, for
more information please
call 305.625-3872.

Back in the 70's, the
motto for The Dade
County Public School
Board was, "The Child
'RRY is our Most Ultimate
Concern." Today, the
motto is still relevant
when we read of children being
abused, killed, ect. You can
help by becoming a Guardian
Ad Litems, especially if you are
retired and want to help Black
children. All you have to do is
call 305-538-6861 and asked
for Marilyn D. Randall.
Speaking ofRandall, bouquets
went out to she and Sterling
Marshall for the splendid job
they are doing. Randall, a
5-year guardian, has been a
true example of commitment
and advocacy for children by
devoting her time and ensuring
the well-being of the children
she serves.
Marshall took his appeal to The
Morning Show and encouraged
the listeners to volunteer to help
Blacks. Now, you know we need,
you. So, take the time and call
and get involved.


The homecoming celebration
for Willard A. Tolliver, Sr.,
took place, Saturday, January
12, at Jordan Grove MBC
with Reverend Douglas Cook,
Jr, presiding, whose father
was officiating the service for
Detective James Walker at
Mount Hermon AME Church.
Leading the processional were
Poitier Funeral Home, Dorothy,
Sonja, Carla, Michelle,
McGhee, Willard, Nathaniel,
Terance, Jamiel Tolliver,
followed by the grands and Peter
Harden, basileus and members
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
The program included music
by Ike and Val Woods, Reverend
Dr. Ralph Ross, Bernice
Smalls, soloist, and reflections
coming from Stephanie
Williams, neighbor, Poitier, co-
worker, Caroline Frazier, sister,
Nathaniel and Carla, children,
and Doris Pender, classmates.
Pender succinctly stated. All
the world is a stage, the men and
women are merley players. We
have our entrances and exits ..
. and each man in his time plays
many parts. Tolliver always
played his parts as well. He
had the stride of a warrior, the
character of a king, the heart of
a romanticist. Indeed, he was a
giant among men.
"God gives us men of strong
minds, great hearts and true
faith. Brave men, strong men,
men of honor. Tolliver was
the epitome of all of these
characteristics. Most certainly,
he was a gentlemen, scholar,
and friend. His name shall be
as mighty as the river that flows
out to the sea. In the theater of
life, Willard has taken his final
bow and made his exit. The stage
lights are down and the curtain
is closed. So, let's applause a
magnificent performance."


The "ABC's of Life" do hope
you will enjoy reading this
Accept difference, be kind,
count your blessings, dream,
express thanks, forgive, give
freely, harm no one, Imagine
more, jettison anger, keep
confidences, love, master
something, nurture, hope,
open your mind, pack lightly,
quell rumors, reciprocate,
seek wisdom, touch hearts,
understand, value truth,
win graciously, xeruscape,
yearn for peace and Zealously
support a worthy cause.
Edward and Betty Blue
enjoyed their holidays in
Kernersville, North Carolina
and Raleigh, N.C. visiting
their daughters Rosalyn Blue-
Parkinson and Sandra Blue-
Harris also their son in laws
and grandchildren: Akeia
Blue of Pittsburgh, PA and
grandson Lenny Peebles of
Tampa, FL who also celebrated
the holidays with them.
Wedding Anniversary
Greetings to the following
couples Leonard (Judith)
Wilcox, January 13: Their
21st. Byron (Fredericka W.)
Smith, January 14th: Their
24th.
Last weekend Saint Agnes


Episcopal Church
and many of our
members cruised
to Nassau on
one of the most
popular cruise
lines in the world,
"The Carnival
Fascination". Among those
sailing the beautiful ocean were
FatherRichardL.M. Barryand
wife Virla, grandson Richard;
Deacon Doris Ingraham and
Hubby Telis, Carolyn Clear,
Margaret Moncur, Cynthia T.
Brown, Karen J. Cleare, Flora
Brown, Sheryl Troutman,
Robin Moncur, Elestine Mck.
Allen, Peggy Greene, Carol
Knowles, Gail Jackson,
Gladys Moss, Herman and
Gloria Bannister, Sylvia
Sands, Raynal Sands, Ariel
Hicks, Mildred McKinney,
Fred Brown, Shirley N.
Funches, Sylvia Rolle, Gloria
B. McPhee, Sharon Anderson,
Eddrea Goodmond, Donna
Turner, Ivadell Bodie, Vennda
Rei Gibson, James and
Chiquita Gibson and sons,
Brian and Natalia Smith,
Micheal and Davrye Smith,
Sr., and children, Phillip and
Netta Wallace, Francina
L. Richardson, Joyce M.


Hepburn, Iris Shirley,
Cupidine Dean, Arnett
Hepburn and mother, Barbara
Patterson, Beatrice Davis,,
Mary Bivens and family and
many, many friends! Join us
next year, I am sure you will
enjoy every goldenminute of
our Voyage! (More Names Next
Week)
Jerome Hollowa of
Pembroke Pines, and grandson
Jhaarid Hooloway and
niece Beverly Johnson of
Savannah, Georgia attended
the insuguration of his friend
and classmate the Honorable
Otis S. Johnson, PhD. who was
re-elected mayor of Savannah,
Georgia with seventy percent
of the votes. Congratulations
to mayor Johnson who is the
second Black to be elected
mayor of Savannah, Georgia.
Also making the trip with her
Dad for this grand occassion
was Jerome's daughter and
granddaughter, Cassndria and
Jhaada Bell Holloway.
How many do you remember?
Let.us have a little fun! Penny
Postcards, Big Cheifs tablets,
real country fairs with traveling
carnivals, Sports great like
Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, and
Jackie Robinson: Home
baked biscuits and homemade
loaves of bread- Evening in
Paris and Blue Waltz perfume:
Movie stars like Buck Jones,
Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper,
Greta Garbo and Clark


Gable? A homemade quilt on
your bed? The look on your
grandmother's face when
you gave her th valentine you
made in school? Boys played
baseball and marbles (with a
big bummer) and most marbles
would scatter out of the ring or
circle?
The organization that
champions health and financial
security for all Americans
AARP reaches a milestone this
year. AARP turns 50!
Jaunita Williams-
Armbrister returned home to
Williston, FL for the funeral of
her mother Emma Williams
last Sunday.
Get well wishes to all of youi!
Denesia Harris, Elouise Bain-
Farrington, Mae Hamilton-
Clear, Wilhelmina Stirrup-
Hunt, Inez McKinney-
Johnson, Frances, Brown,
Doris McKinney-Pittman,
Billy Bouie, Katherine
Nelson-Mapp, Hilma Janet-
Clear, Ralph "RC" McCartney,
Henry "Sanky" Newbold,
Doretha Payne, Clarance
Gabriel, Collett Floyd, and
Arthur Livingston.
Congratulations to
Father Samuel J. Browne
who celebrated his 48th
Anniversary to the sacred
priesthood January 16th.
"Families are like old quilts,
although they tend to unravel
at times each can be stitched
back together with love."


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her gospel roots, influencing
artists from Bob Dylan to Prince
(who dubbed her "the epitome
of soul") in the process. For
her Miami engagement, Mavis
combines freedom songs the
Staple Singers first performed at
civil rights marches alongside Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Why Are
We Treated So Bad?, "Freedom
Highway") with the hits of the
Staple Singers I'll Take You There,
Respect Yourself and songs from
her latest CD Well Never Turn
Back Eyes On the Prize", "Down
In Mississippi. More than just an
uplifting performance, a Mavis
Staples concert is a history lesson
with heart and plenty of soul.
Formed some six and a half
decades ago, The Blind Bbys of
Alabama predate Elvis, Little
Richard and Al Green. Even in
their 70s, The Blind Boys are still
at the top of the gospel charts
and have won an impressive four


consecutive Grammy Awards.
In recent years, seasoned with
a time-tested understanding
of the sounds that move Man's
soul, The Blind Boys have
proven themselves masters of
bringing out the most spiritual
aspects of mainstream music,
while at the same time bringing
the music of the church straight
to the roadhouse. They have
recorded moving renditions of


songs by everyone from Tom Waits
to Prince side by side with their
traditional material, and appeared
as guests on record and onstage
with an equally diverse array
of artists, from Peter Gabriel to
Ben Harper.
Tickets for this performance are
$15-$60 and are available through
The Arsht Center box office at
305-949-6722 or online at www.
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COMMERCIAL
RENTAL PROPERTY
4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
secur-
ity doors. Outside lighting.
$950per month. $950
security
deposit. Call 305-638-3699
Churches for Rent
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Church for rent. 15260 N.W
19th Ave. 305-581-1660.
Office Space
Prime Golden Glades
Office
SPACES FOR RENT
From $275 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600



13020 NW 17th AVENUE
Nice room in house.. Stove,
refrigator, TV, bathroom.
$450. monthly, plus sercurty,
and no pets Call Luis 786-
333-2274 or Mrs. Etienne
786-317-8139.
54th Street. N. E. 1st Ave.
$150 a week
Call 786-287-2942
N.W. 67 Street and 5 Ave-
nue
Unfurnished rooms, central
air, all utilities included. $150
weekly. 786-356-9843.


13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186 /305-691-3486
1600 N.W, 56th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
1770 N.W. 71st Street #6
Air, cooking, $100 weekly,
$400 to move in.
305-300-5567
1775 N.W. 151 Street
Air, cable TV, refrigeratorand
microwave. Utilities -included.
Two locations.
Call 954-678-8996
1845 N.W. 50th Street
$135 weekly, with air, $270
to move in. Call 786-286-
7455/ 786-295-2002
1902 N.W. 89th Terrace
Private entrance and drive-
way, security bars and kitch-
en, $115 weekly.
Call 786-356-8818
2010 N.W. 55th Terrace
One room furnished with
central air and appliances,
$125 weekly, $500 to move
in.
Call 786-487-2222
2168 NW 98 Street
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, 1 person. 305
691-3486/305- 474-8188
4744 NW 15th Court
Clean rooms, $350 per
month.
Call 305-479-3632
7110 NW 15th Court
Brand new with
air.$125.Weekly. 305-254-
6610.
7612 NW 2 Court
$160 $230 weekly, central
air clean and cable included.
Call Rich 786-499-8710
8275 N.W 18th Avenue
Clean rooms available.
Call 305-754-7776
CLEAN ROOM
786-486-2920
DADE AREA
OUTREACH -Three Beds
available..Three meals a day.
$125 weekly, $450.monthly.
Call 786-443-7306
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Furnished or Unfurnished
rooms for rent.
Call 305-651-8551
NORTHWEST AREA
62nd St. N.W. First Avenue
$625 to move in, $425
monthly and $200 security.
Call 305-989-8824
NORTHWEST AREA
Rooms for rent. $450
monthly 305-836-5848/305-
653-8954

OPA LOCKA AREA
In walking distance of 27th
Avenue and 137th Street.
Private entrance.Central air.
Call 786-277-6821.


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,
$215 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
13880 N.E. 6th Avenue
$580 monthly ,with security.
One bedroom, $750 monthly.
Call 305-769-3740
1612 N.W. 51st Terrace
$650 moves you in, $130
weekly Call 786-389-1686
17586 N.W. 85th Street
$130 weekly, $675 moves
you in, 786-389-1686

7090 N.W. 17th Ave.
Large efficiency with applian-
ces. $610 monthly. $1220 to


move in. 305-759-9171


Furnished. Single, must be
working. Please call after
7pm. 305-652-2207.
250 N.E. 77th Street
Includes refrigerator, stove
and air. $465 monthly.
Call 305-469-5093
NORTHWEST AREA
Private entrance, bath, air
and cable. $125. weekly.
305-758-6013.
SANFORD APTS
1907 NW 2nd Court
Nice efficiency apartment.
Air, window shades applian-
ces. Free gas. $350 monthly,
plus $200 deposit. Call 305-
665-4938/305-498-8811.

SPACIOUS EFFICIENCY
Water and appliances includ-
ed. 786-291-7814.

ApartentS
1031 N.W. 197th Terrace
One bedroom and one fur-
nished room available.
Call Linton 305-652-4763
1116 Sesame Street
Opa Locka area. Two bed-
rooms one bath $900
monthly
Call 954 805 3233
115 NE 78th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
$950 monthly, two bedrooms
one bath $835 monthly with
parking. Unit updated. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome!! Call 786-
326-7424

1215 N.W. 103 Lane
Two bedrooms $750
Blue Lake Village
Call 305-696-7667
1229 N.W. 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath with
stove, refrigerator, air. $575.
305-642-7080
1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated one and two bed-
rooms. $525 and. $725
monthly Appliances included.
Call 305-747-4552
1298 NW 60th STREET
Beautiful One and two bed-
rooms. Section 8 welcome.
786-282-8775.
135 N.W. 18 Street
One bedroom,. one bath.
$475 monthly, all appliances
included.
Call Joe 786-355-7578.
140 N.W. 13th Street
MOVE IN SPECIAL $863
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$575.
786-236-1144/305-642-7080
1425 N. W. 60th Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$625 monthly. Includes
refrigerator, stove, central
air water $1100. to move
in. Call 305-628-2212

1459 N.W. 60th Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
brand new appliances, tiled
floors. $750; $1500 moves
you in. Call 305-458-3977.
1510 N.W. 68 STREET
One bedroom, one bath.
$575. Studio $475. Applian-
ces included.
786-797-6417
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom one bath,
$550 monthly. All appliances.
Free 20 Inch Flat Screen
Television.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1525 NW 1ST PLACE
Newly Remodeled three bed-
room, two bath apartment. All
appliances included, central
air and a free 20 inch flat
screen television. Section 8
Welcome. $1350 monthly.
Call Joel
786-355-7578
1540 N.W. 1st Court
Studios, $425 a month
One bedrooms $550 a month
Two bedrooms, $650 mthly
Call Joel 786-355-7578
190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom,.$355
bi-weekly $1000 moves you
in. 786-389-1686.
1910 N.W. 72 STREET
One to three bedroom for
rent.
Call 954-652-8587
220 NW 16 Street
Two bedrooms, $650
stove, refrigerator, and air
305-642-7080
2751 N.W. 46th Street
One bedroom, remote gate
$600 monthly.
954-430-0849
3186 NW 135th Street
One bedroom, one bath
$675 monthly 954-704-0094
412 NW 59TH STREET
Section 8 Preferred..Remod-
eled units. Two and three
bedrooms.786-269-5643.
421 NW 59 Terr.
MOVE IN SPECIAL $650
One bedroom, $650 with air
305-642-7080
4990 N.W. 18th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000,monthly $2000.to
move in. Louis 305-632-
2426.
50TH STREET HEIGHTS
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars, iron
gate doors, one and two bed-
rooms, from $490-$580
monthly!
2651 NW 50th Street


Call 305-638-3699


5200 N.W. 26 Avenue
Section 8 Welcome. Pay No
Security Deposit plus $100
Cash
Call 305-634-3545
5552 NE MIAMI PLACE
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly, Call 305-564-
8347.
5755 N. W. 7th Avenue
Large one bedroom, parking,
$625 monthly, $1000. move
in Call 954-394-7562.
5850 N.W. 15th Avenue
One bedroom one bath, new
appliances $600 monthly.
$1200 moves you in.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-458-3977
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-530 per month, one
bedrooms, $485 per month,
window bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
7525 NORTH MIAMI AVE.
One bedroom, one bath. To-
tally renovated, new applian-
ces and parking. Section
8/HOPWA OK. $840 monthly.
Drive by, then call
305-754-7900 ask for Dick
800 N.W. 67th Street
One bedroom, $800 moves
you in. $355 bi-weekly.
786-389-1686
8261 N.E. 3rd Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $600
monthly.
Call Joel 786-355-7578.
8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
One bedroom apartment.
Section 8. Call 305-754-7776

ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
from $495-$585 monthly.
Free water, window bars and
iron gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Two bedroom/ One bath
One bedroom/ One bath
Starting at $520
Call 305-717-6084
ARENA GARDENS
FREE WATER
FREE BASIC CABLE
Remodeled efficiency, two,
and three bedrooms, air, ceil-
ing fan, appliances, laundry
and gate. 1601 N. W. 1st.
Court. 305-374-4412.
BISCAYNE GARDEN
APARTMENTS
15201 MEMORIAL HIGH-
WAY.Ready to move in. Sec-
tion 8 welcome.One and two
bedrooms.
NORLAND HEIGHTS
18259 NW 23 Avenue. Two
bedrooms, $1000 monthly.
Call Broker/Manager, Gwen
Johnson at 305-758-7022.
CAPITAL RENTAL
AGENCY, INC.
1497 NW 7 Street
305-642-7080
Overtown, Liberty City, Opa
'Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses, Efficiences.
One, two and three bed-
rooms. Many with
appliances.
Same Day Approval.
Call for information.
HAMPTON HOUSE,
APARTMENTS
MOVE IN SPECIAL
One bedroom, one bath
$515.00
Two bedroom, one bath
$630.00
Free water, air
Leonard 786-236-1144
L & G APARTMENTS
Beautiful one bedroom, $540
monthly, apartment in gated
community, on bus lines.
$1080 to move in.
Call 305-638-3699
LIBERTY CITY AREA
1257 N.W. 61 Street.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Completely renovated, appli-
ances, water included. Low
rent. Section 8 Welcome
Move in special.
786-229-6567.
LIBERTY CITY AREA
'Move In Special $1200
First month free, one and two
bedrooms, one bath. Fully
renovated $550 and $600
please call. 786-326-8280.
LIBERTY CITY AREA
One Month freely One, two,
three bedrooms, nice and
cozy apartment, refrigerator,
stove air units included.
Section 8 welcome. For more
information call 305-685-
9110.
MIAMI
BRAND NEW
APARTMENTS
Located at150 NE 79 Street.
One, two, and three bed-
room. From $592 monthly.
Income restrictions apply.
LAFAYETTE APARTMENTS
Apply at:
7915 N. E. 2nd Avenue
305-759-7649
E.H.O.
NORTH DADE AREA

One,two, and three
bedrooms available. Private
parking, club house, security
on site, playground for
children, washer and dryer in


each unit.


IVMIIVIAI AnCrE
One bedroom, lake view
apts., newly renovated, and
one month FREE rent,.
305-757-4663.

NORTH MIAM AREA
One, two, and three bedroom
available. Call 305-316-3282,
305-456-6883, or 786-234-
6382.
OPA LOCKA AREA
2405 N.W. 135 Street
One and two bedrooms,
central air. Appliances and
water included. Section 8
Welcome.305-769-0146 or
786-521-7151
OPA LOCKA AREA
Updated two and three bed-
rooms available. Tiled,
central air, appliances and
water included. First month
free move in special. Limited
time!!. Section 8 Welcome.
305-688-2749


11232-34 NW 22 AVENUE
Great Location three bed-
room, one bath. Central air.
$1150 monthly. Two bed-
room, one bath $1050
monthly. Section 8 ok.
Call 954-499-4620
11620 N.W. 17th Avenue
Three bedrooms, Section 8
OK $1400. 305-305-1184.
1250 N.W. 51st Terrace
Two Bedroom Duplex
305-691-3977/305-469-9868
2020 N. W. 93rd Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
stove, refrigerator, central air,
$995. monthly water includ-
ed. Plus $500. security
First and last $2490 moves
you in.
Call John at 305-620-5604.
or
786-402-7925.
2043 N. W. 41st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, tiled, across from
metro rail shutters and alarm
system. $925 monthly.
Call 786-274-3948.
2906 N.W. 94TH STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
laundry, tile throughout.
Large fenced yard. $1300.
monthly. Call 305-696-8338.
3067 N.W. 92nd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1300 monthly. Section 8
Call.305-628-7638.
423 NW 82nd Street
Two bedroom, one bath, air,
tile. $800 monthly. Call 305-
216-4844. Ready Now!.
4245 N.W. 24 Ave Apt B
Newly remodeled two bed-
room,one bath. $1100
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-219-5225..

6100 S.W. 25 STREET
Three bedroom duplex. New
carpet, new appliances and
central air.
Call 754-244-8777
7000 N.W. 5th Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$995 monthly. First and se-
curity. Section 8 welcome.
786-399-8557
760 N.W. 55th Terrace
Two bedrooms,one bath,
with bars. $825 monthly,
Call 305 759-9171
7633 N.W. 2 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1150. Section 8 OK.
Call 954-499-3030.
7736 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Newly renovated two bed-
rooms, one bath, washer and
dryer, $900.monthly.
Call 786-287-9011
8291 NW 14TH AVENUE
1842 NW 89TH TERRENCE
2397 NW 81ST TERRACE
One, two and three
bedrooms section 8 and
cash renters Call Sylvester at
954-275-0436.
For more information.
COCONUT GROVE
KINGSWAY APTS
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $595 per month, $595
security deposit, $1190 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
race.
One bedroom Utilities includ-
ed. First and Last and securi-
ty Call 305 696 0752



17940 NW 40TH COURT
Four bedrooms two
baths,$1400. monthly.
ALL POINTS REALTY & IN-
VESTMENT.305-542-5184.
191st Street NW 35th Ave
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.
1940 N.W. 4th AVEUNE
Renovated three bedrooms,
one and a half bath condo.
Section 8 ok, water included.
Call 305-525-4170
IVES DAIRY ROAD AREA
Two bedrooms, two baths,
very nice. Large rooms. All
new appliances. Near
California Mall. Ask for Jean
305-785-2947/305-528-0038

MIRAMAR AREA
One bedroom for rent. Call


Ms. Jone 305-469-5062.


Houses
10495 N.W. 24 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Newly renovated. No Section
8. 305-336-6685
133St N.W 18th Ave Area.
Three bedrooms, two bath.
Call 305-754-7776
1441 N.W. 67 STREET
Nice four bedrooms, one
bath, central air, tile, applian-
ces, fresh paint, ready to
move in. Call 786-357-5000
1801 NW 129 TERRACE
Three bedroom, two bath
pool. Section 8 ok. $1350
Call 954-433-7671
18201 NW 2nd Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
305-621-7036.
18715 NW 45th Avenue
SECTION 8 OK
Three bedrooms, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1365 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793
18815 N.W. 23rd Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths
Call 954-802-3976
190 N.W. 68 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath, all
new, $675 plus electric. Call
786-282-6322.Section 8 wel-
come.
1987 N.W. 155 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances. $650 monthly,
first, last and security.
Section 8 Accepted.
305-635-2213.
2251 N.W. 60th STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1200.monthly
954-704-0094.
2401 N. W. 179th Street
Three bedrooms, two bath,
large family room fence in
yard. Near school.Section 8
Welcome. 954-803-7278.
2478 N.W. 43 Street
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, central air, and tile
floors, $1500. Section 8
Welcome. 305-331-2431.
271 NW 55th Street
Three bedroom, one bath.
Kitchen, big yard, and porch.
Call: 786-326-6869
351 N.W. 48th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
with air and appliances. Sec-
tion 8 please. $1375 monthly.
Call Randy 786-260-5719
or Mr. Coats 305-345-7833.

530 NW 179TH Terrace
Three bedroom two bath,
large yard stove, refrigerator,
micro wave, vertical blinds,
central air. 305-761-7443
564 N.W. 45th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
rent to own, Section 8 okay.
Other properties available.
Call 786-344-3278.
6701 NW 14th Avenue
Three bedroom, two baths
with central air for $1250
monthly. Call 305-759-9171
7617 N.E 1 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 Welcome.
786-853-1834 /305-932-3331
7753 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, central air,
and all appliances included.
Call Joel at 786-355-7578
BUNCHE PARK AREA
Remodeled three bedroom,
one bath. Section 8
preferred.
Low deposit.
Call 305-625-7706.
CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedrooms and
efficiency. Call 786-308-
5625.
EAST NORTH MIAMI AREA
Clean and lovely Two bed-
room screened back porch,
new roof, large fence yard
$1200 monthly or obo.
Ms. Hall 754-423-4132.
HOUSES FOR RENT
Two, three, four and five bed-
room with air. $850 to $1300
a month.305-642-7080.
MIAMI AREA
Four bedrooms two bath
$1600.718-354-7234.
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedroom,one bath. Air
unit, tile. $1250 monthly.
Call 954-798-6808
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedrooms, one and a
half bath. 786-457-3287.
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedrooms, One bath,.
Section 8 welcome. $1300
monthly. 2851 NW 171 Ter-
rence. Contact Sharon at
786-597-7129.
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedroom, two bath.
Nice Efficiency available
also.
Call 786-287-0864
NORTHWEST AREA
Nice three bedroom home
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-291-7814.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE
Three and four bedrooms,-
two baths, central air, tile
floors, $1,250 to $1,400
monthly. NO section 8.
$3,750 to $4,200 move in.
Call Terry Dellerson 305-891-
6776 for a list of addresses.

NW 54th St and 6th Avenue


Two bedroom, one bath with
den. $950 month.Reference
and one month deposit.
305-496-6227/ 786-554-5657


Rent With Option
2261 NW 87th Street
Brand new, three bedrooms,
two bathrooms. Rent to own.
Section 8 Welcome. $1600.
monthly. Call 786-399-8557
Real Estate Services

DON'T WAIT BEFORE IT IS
TO LATE.
Stop foreclosure NOW!
Commercial and residential.
America one mortgage Cyn-
thia. 786-587-4332.
OWNER CAN FINANCE
Or rent to own, Three nice
homes to choose from. Down
payment assistance
program, 24 hour recording.
1-800-970-5628 ext. 5.


Tamarac Area.
No money down
No closing cost
No HOA fees
Call Mike 305-418-2337
MIRAMAR
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$150K or best offer.
Call 954-558-2372
NORTH MIAMI AREA
Affordable two bedrooms,
two baths, corner unit in
desirable Three Horizons.
Call J. Ramos 305-801-7347
or 954-396-5877.



1320 N.W. 90 STREET
Zero down and seller pays
closing cost. Three bed-
rooms, pool, central air, den,
garage. $1342 monthly fix
rate FHA. 786-306-4839.
1394 N.W. 42nd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
zero down, seller pays clos-
ing costs, have income get
loan, 305-527-9077.
18305 N.W. 23 AVENUE
Zero down and seller pays
closing cost. Three bed-
rooms, central air. $1110
monthly fix rate FHA.
786-306-4839
2444 NW 80th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with central air, large yard,
patio. $178,500.or best
offer.Call 305-409-7015
2770 N.W. 153 STREET
Zero down and seller pays
closing cost. Three bed-
rooms, central air, garage.
$1110 monthly fix rate FHA.
786-306-4839
3031 N.W. 87 STREET
Zero down and seller pays
closing cost. Three bed-
rooms, central air, $1153
monthly fixed rate FHA
786-306-4839
4910 N.W. 170 STREET
Zero down and seller pays
closing costs. Four
bedrooms
two baths central air. $1342
monthly, fixed rate FHA.
786-306-4839
Don't lose your house
in foreclosurellCall to find out
your options. We are Ilicense
to sell your home, refinance
your home, and in some cas-
es purchase your home.
The L.A.P. Group, Inc.
Edoris Cromartie Jr., Broker
305-474-9958/786-486-2301

FIXER UPPER
Owner finance. $197,500.
"As is four bed two bath
Maimi Gardens 24 hour
received 1-800-970-5628 X8.
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Property for sale.
786-457-3287.
NEW CONSTRUCTION
3 BEDROOW/2
BATHS
SINGLE FAMILY
HOME


Government and Seller
GRANTS and SUBSIDIES
UP TO
$100,000O
AVAILABLE
$0 CLOSING COST


For terms and:
program
requirements
Call
305-801-5868



NEW HOMES
Four bedrooms, two baths,
wood floors in bedrooms. No
money down or closing cost.
Must have clean credit. 786-
797-7108.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
7900 N.W. 12th Court
Beautiful new house, three
bedrooms, two baths, 1600
sq. ft., one car garage, all ap-
pliances included, seller will
pay all closing costs. Priced
$225,000. Call 305-469-
6452.


Stop Renting, Own Your
Own Home!
Zero Down?
FHANA LOANS
GOOD/BAD CREDIT
CALL 305-746-3971


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Pay

20%

LESS
If yon plane youn r cissifOed
liner ad on Wed, Thurs, or Fri.


24 HR. Plumbing
Unclog All types of Blockage.
Check Water Heaters and
Septic tank. Free Estimates.
Call 786-597-1924 or
305-576-5331
Be a Security Guard or re-
new your D License for $55.
G and Concealed License
referrals..Call 786-333-2084
HANDYMAN
Painting, plumbing, windows,
doors, floors and more.
Call 786-260-4722
305-836-1570
Professional Dog Training
Call 305-726-6099
We Buy Houses Cash!
Fast Closings!!!!
Call 305-527-9077.



REPAIRS
Carpentry, shutters, painting,
tiling and plastering. Also ad-
ditions. Call 954-980-4231 or
.305-892-0315.




COMMUNITY HEALTH
PROMOTER
The Jay Weiss Center has
an immediate opening for
a Community Health
Promoter. This role will
participate in an innovative
program to link HIV+
patients to care.
Interviews clients, meet
with patients weekly, and if
necessary, accompanies
clients to medical appoint-
ments to help client ach-
ieve maximal outcomes.
Responsible for compiling
data and working with a
team to achieve outcomes.
Must be committed to
helping the undeserved.
Familiarity with central
Miami (Overtown,
Wynwood, Liberty City,
etc.) is essential.
Must have transportation.
For more information call
305-243-8893.


Copy Editor:

with superior command of
grammar, spelling and
punctuation. Ideal candi-
date is flexible, works well
under pressure and has
strong computer skills.
Proofreading experience
preferred. Please submit
resume, salary history and
cover letter via facimile to:
305-758-3617

DAY CARE TEACHERS
Loving quality teachers,
full
and part-time with CDA.
Must have a passion for
Children. 305-691-6867.

DIRECTOR
Step above academy
Has an opening for a director
with credentials up to date.
Open Monday though Friday
from 6:30am until 6:00pm. A
license and professional fa-
cility located at 750 N. W.
96th Street. Call for more in-
formation 305-685-3796 or
305-836-5723.

4 TEACHERS NEEDED
Martin Luther King,
Jr. Leadership
Academy, an alter-
native middle school,
is interviewing FL.
State certified or
certifiable teachers
to fill positions in
English, Math, Science,
and Social Studies
for grades 6 thru 9.
Fax resumes to:
305-688-0819,
Attn: Frank Tarrau

O MOTIVATED &
PERSONABLE
Classified Sales
Will. train applicants with
great interpersonal and
communication skills.
Com-
puter literate. Typing
speed
minimum 40 wpm. Needed
to sell! Sell! SELL! Salary
plus commission. Must
meet weekly quotas. Apply
in person on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday only!
Be prepared to furnish em-
ployment, salary histories
and references.
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street
Fax: 305-758-3617
305-694-6225


ed experience at
comparable reporting level.

Monday- Friday.
Salary open.

Health Benefits available.
kfranklin@miamltlmesonline.com
orfax 305-758-3617.


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RECEPTIONIST
needed for busy office.
Friendly demeanor a must!
The ideal applicant has
great interpersonal and
communication skills.
He/she is computer literate
and has the ability to multi-
task. Typing speed mini-
mum 40wpm. Applyin per-
son on Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Fridays only! Be
prepared to furnish
employ-
ment, salary histories and
reference.
The MiamiTimes
900 N.W. 54th Street
FAX RESUME:
305-758-3617

RESIDENTIAL CARE
GIVER
NEEDED
$10/hour. Call Tony 786-237-
9001.
Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper retail
outlets in South Dade,
Broward and Miami Dade.
WEDNESDAY ONLY

You must be available
between the hrs., of 6 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applyinperson at:
900 N.W. 54th Street

Wanted:
Freelance
Writers
Highly skilled, flexible and
resourceful freelance writ-
ers for fast paced, weekly
newspaper. Collegeogradu-
ate with journalism orwrit-
ing experience preferred
The ideal candidates will
be capable of producing
timely, well-written, thor-
ough articles on issues rel-
evant to Miami's Black
communities. Please sub-
mit resume, three (3) writ-
ing samples and cover let-
ter with salary history to
The MiaminTimes
RO. Box 270200 :
Miami, FL33127-1818
or Fax to305-758-3617
Attention: HumrianHesources.




BEAUTY
PROFESSIONALS
Join us as we travel to the
Bronner Brother's Beauty
Show in Atlanta. $190
package: transportation,
one night hotel stay and
show tickets. Call for more
details 404-790-9279.0

Church Space Available
N. W. Miami Gardens Area
seating about 220, call: 305-
620-8293. or
786-390-5286




Come see Papa Paul
Voodoo
Priest at Halouba Botanica
101 NE 54th Street
Readings, Money, Treat-
ment, Take away bad luck,
jobs, love, court etc. We
speak French, Spanish.
With 50 years experience.
Also check out our Email
at Halouba a temple.com

Call 305-751-7485 or
954-588-2784

SISTER ANGELA
SPIRITUALIST
27 years of solving life's
prob-
lems: Love!! Money!! Health!!
Bad Luckl! Family!! She will
turn all your tears into happi-
ness and joy. She will bring
luck and money into your life
today! ALL work guaranteed!
ONE free question. House
Blessing. Free Holy Oil.
954-639-3923.
Stop crying and feeling like
there're no answers!


Administrative
Assistant
Full Time Position
Prepare and coordinate
correspondence, schedule
appointments; meetings,
travel arrangements,
preparation of presentations
materials. Able: to: multi-
task projects and prioritize
based on deadlines.
Confidentiality, :
organizational skills and
detail oriented needed.
Word/Excel/Powerpoint
proficient, :Bachelor's
degree (or equivalent) with
2-3 years relat-







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CITY OF MIAMI
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
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 following:
IFB NO. 70052 ARMORED CAR SERV ICES CITYWIDE
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 1:00 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2008
Detailed sliecifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchas-
ing Department, websitc at www.miamigov.com/procurement Telephone No.
305-416-1906.
THIS BID SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDINANCE
NO.12271.

Pedro G. Hernandez
City Manager



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COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
Join a dynamic management team!
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER DIRECTOR
CAA ENERGY PROGRAMS DIVISION DIRECTOR
CAA FISCAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION
For salary, qualifications, and additional information, visit
www.miamidade.gov/iobs
Apply on-line prior to January 25, 2008
EOE/M/F/DIVeterans


CITY OF MIAMI
SEOPW & OMNI COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Community Redevelop-
ment Agencies (CRA) for the Southeast Overtown/Park West and the Omni
Districts has scheduled a Boards of Commissioners Meeting to be held on
January 28, 2008, at 5 PM, at the Doubletree Grand Hotel (in the Grand Ball-
room), 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL.
All interested persons are invited to attend. For copies of the agenda, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.
James Villacorta
(#16532) Executive Director, SEOPW, OMNI & MIDTOWN CRA


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LEGAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MIAMI, FLORIDA

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/dpm. Vendors may choose to download the bid
package(s), free of charge, from our Website under "Solicitations Online".
SInternet access is available at all branches of the Miami-Dade Public Library. It
is recommended that vendors visit our Website on a daily basis to view newly
posted solicitations, addendums, revised bid opening dates and other information
that may be subject to change.

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

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


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINSTRATION DEPARTMENT
DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW FLEET -
SHOP 1 MAINTENANCE / OFFICE PARKING FACILITY
OCI PROJECT NO. A07-GSA-03

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, 2-8.1 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 design of a new Fleet Shop 1 Maintenance / Office Parking
Facility for the General Services Administration Department.

The scope of services will include, but will not be limited to, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, and construction administration
services for the new Fleet Shop 1 Maintenance / Office Parking Facility, to be located at 2690 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida. Construction documents shall
incorporate all required Demolition Drawings for the existing site and facility, and the selected consultant shall coordinate all required testing resulting from
existing environmental conditions in connection with this property. This new building will be multi-leveled, with approximately 226,500 sq. ft. of constructed area.
The aforementioned area will be distributed as follows:

(1) Maintenance / Service Area: approximately 27,500 sq. ft. at ground level;
(2) Office Area: approximately 31,500 sq. ft. up to three (3) stories; and
(3) Parking Garage Area; approximately 167,500 sq. ft. with up to 475 parking spaces in a multi-level structure.

The professional'services agreement (PSA), for this project, will have an effective term of 1390 calendar days.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

10.05 Environmental Engineering Contamination 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
Assessment and Monitoring
10.06 Environmental Engineerng- Remedial Action Plan 16.00 General Civil Engineering
Design
10.07 Envionmental Engineering Remedial Action Plan 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
pImplementation / Operation I Maintenance
11.00 9enera Structural Engineenng 20.00 Landscape Architecture
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering 22.00 ADA Title II Consultant
A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provisions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital
Improvements Architectural & Engineering Unit located at 111 NW 1st Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respectively for the unit
is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be 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 NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at http://www.
co.miami-dade.fl.us/dpm, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-mail at ameliac@miamidade.gov, fax: (305) 350-6265 or
phone: (305) 375-2036.

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS
One (1) Agreement 24% COMMUNITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE MEASURES

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on January 30, 2008, at 2:30 P.M. in the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street, 19th
Floor Front Conference Room, Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 13, 2008 at 3:30 PM., LOCAL TIME, all sealed envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-
Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1"t Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE ADVISED THAT
ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE MAY NOT BE
CONSIDERED.

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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MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY
MEETING NOTICE

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will hold its monthly meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM. at the William M. Lehman MDX Build-
ing, 3790 N.W. 21st Street, Miami, FL 33142. Attendance by MDX Board Mem-
bers or members of the public may be in person or via conference telephone.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by any board, agency or
commission with respect to any matter considered at its monthly Board meet-
ing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
All MDX meeting locations comply with applicable requirements of the Ameri-
can with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon re-
quest with at least five (5) days notice prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers (800)955-8771 (TDD)
or (800)955-8770 (Voice), for assistance. MDX invites all interested parties to
attend. For further information, including information on attendance by tele-
phone, please visit www.mdx-way.com or contact:

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Attention: Maria Luisa Navia Lobo
3790 N.W. 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 637-3277


Small business training summit


Miami's Departr
of Economic Initiat
will hold its third S
Business Training
Matchmaking Sur
on Jan. 30 at Ju
Island.
The event
sponsored by the
the U.S. Small Busi
Administration


nent the city of North
tives Miami's Community
mall Redevelopment
and Agency.
nmit Small business
.ngle owners can meet with
contracting officers
is from a number
city, of governmental
ness agencies. The event
and is part of a 2-year-old


city program named
ACCESS (Assets;
Capital, Community,
Education, Savings
and Success) Miami,
which aims to help
improve residents' and
merchants' business
knowledge and
opportunities.
The Matchmaking


Jan. 30
Summit will begin at 7
a.m. Jan. 30 at Jungle
Island, 1111 Parrot
Jungle Trail. Admission
is free, but because
seating is limited,
attendees must register.
For more information,
call 305-416-1481 or
e-mail ed@miamigov.
com.


The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami Parking Authority ("MPA") is seeking
Submissions ("Proposals" or "Responses") for Elevator Maintenance Services ("Services").

Interested firms may pick up a copy of the Request for Proposals ("RFP") to be issued on January 25, 2008
at 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132. The RFP contains detailed and specific information
about the scope of services, Submission requirements and selection procedures.

One (1) original, five (5) bound copies, and one (1) copy on CD-ROM in PDF format-of the completed
and executed Submission must be delivered to the administrative office of the Miami Parking Authority,
Procurement Department, 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later than 10:00 a.m.
(EDT)., on or before February 29, 2008. Submissions received past such deadline and/or submitted to
any other location or office, shall be deemed not responsive and rejected. The Executive Director and/or
the Board reserves the right to accept any Submission deemed to be in the best interest of Miami Parking
Authority, to waive any technicalities or irregularities in any Submission and/or reject any or all Submissions
and re-advertise for new Submissions.

This RFP may be subject to the City's "Cone of Silence" in accordance with Section 18-74 of the City's
Ordinance No. 12271. Any request for additional information or clarification must be received in writing
no later than 5:00 p.m., February 11, 2008. Proposers may fax or mail their requests to the attention of
Claudia Saintanne, Procurement Manager, 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33132. The facsimile num-
ber is (305) 371-9451; email is: csaintanne@miamiparking.com. All responses to questions/clarifications
will be sent to all prospective bidders in the form of an addendum.

A Pre-Proposal Submission Conference is scheduled for February 8, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. (EDT) at 190 North-
east Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132. Attendance at the aforementioned conference is mandatory.

Interested firms/individuals are responsible for visiting MPA's website or contacting Claudia Saintanne to
obtain and/or download crucial information pertaining to the RFP

Addenda will only be forwarded to those firms that complete and submit the RECEIPT OF RFP
FORM found on the last page of this RFP.

This RFP is also available on our website: www.miamiparking.com.

The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami Parking Authority ("MPA") is
seeking Submissions ("Proposals" or "Responses") for Waste Management Services ("Services").

Interested firms may pick up a copy of the Request for Proposals ("RFP") to be issued on January
25. 2008 at 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132. The RFP contains detailed and specific
information about the scope of services, Submission requirements and selection procedures.

One (1) original, five (5) bound copies, and one (1) copy on CD-ROM in PDF format of the com-
pleted and executed Submission must be delivered to the administrative office of the Miami Park-
ing Authority, 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later than 10:00 a.m., on or
before February 22, 2008. Submissions received past such deadline and/or submitted to any other
location or office shall be deemed not responsive and rejected. The Executive Director and/or the
Board reserves the right to accept any Submission deemed to be in the best interest of Miami Parking
Authority, to waive any technicalities or irregularities in any Submission and/or reject any or all Sub-
missions and re-advertise for new Submissions.

This RFP may be subject to the City's "Cone of Silence" in accordance with Section 18-74 of the
City's Ordinance No. 12271. Any request for additional information or clarification must be received
in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT), February 11, 2008. Proposers may fax or mail their re-
quests to the attention of Claudia Saintanne, Procurement Manager, 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami,
Florida 33132. The facsimile number is (305) 371-9451; email is: csaintanne@miamiparking.com.
All responses to questions/clarifications will be sent to all prospective bidders in the form of an ad-
dendum.

A Pre-Proposal Submission Conference is scheduled for February 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM (local
time) at 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132. Attendance at the aforementioned
conference is mandatory.

Interested firms/individuals are responsible for visiting MPA's website or contacting Claudia Saintanne
to obtain and/or download crucial information pertaining to the RFP.

Addenda will only be forwarded to those firms that complete and submit the RECEIPT OF RFP FORM
found on the last page of this RFP.

This RFP is also available on our website: www.miamiparking.com.


NOTICE TO BIDDERS
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132

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

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

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

BNPRE-B


046-HH12 2/5/2008 Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks:
Removal, Clean-up And Reporting


005-HH06 2/5/2008 Lawn Equipment, Power


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS


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