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Scott and Carroll pull

Governor's race upset

Spending and tax cuts top priorities

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

When Jennifer Carroll, 51,
was first tagged by Naples
businessman Rick Scott as
his running mate, she was
a relative unknown to many
here in South Florida. But
all that will soon change for
the former Florida House of
Representatives member (Dis-
trict 13). And while some were
proclaiming that with a win,
Alex Sink would become the
State's first female governor,
Carroll can clair at least two
firsts: the first Black elected to
the office of State's Lieutenant
Governor and the first Black
woman in the same position.

Scott says now that the elec-
tion is over, he plans to bring
people together, pledging to
work for every Floridian, no
matter what their political be-
liefs or affiliation.
In a similar vein, Carroll
said she plans to stand in the
gap, connecting Governor-
elect Scott who may seem an
outsider to her former col-
leagues all insiders in Tal-
What's at the top of their
"Cut our state property taxes
by 19 percent," said Carroll
in support of Scott's program.
"Naturally our public safety
and our education is primary
Please turn to CARROLL 4A

Wilson and Dunn take

easy ride to finish line

Wilson vows to B
take education A
mantra to D.C.
By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor ;LS,

-AP Photo/Alan Diaz
Gov.-elect Rick Scott, left, talks to reporters during a Nov.
4th news conference as Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll looks on.

In two races that will have a
tremendous -impact on Blacks
in Liberty City, Overtown and
Little Haiti, state Senator Fred-
erica Wilson has defeated at-
torney Roderick Vereen and
is on her way to Washington,
D.C. She handily won the 17th
Congressional District seat,
formerly held by Rep. Kendrick
Meek. Wilson, 68, took 88.36
percent of the vote in her run-
off against the Independent
candidate after a highly-politi-

Sen. Frederica 5. Wilson
cized primary that had close to
10 candidates.
Meanwhile, in a crowded
Please turn to WILSON 4A


heads to M-DCPS

Calls problems in district's
mostly-Black schools "opportunities"


Jean Monestime

upends incumbent

Faces uphill battle as conditions worsen
in District's Liberty City

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kincneir@'inianiinmie tinli o e com

Former teacher, principal
and state legislator Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, 68,
is no stranger to the City,of
Miami, its history and its
people. Now after defeating
school administrator Ronda
Vangates in last week's elec-
tion, she returns to the ur-
ban setting in which she was
raised to represent District
2 on the Miami-Dade School
Board. After snagging over 54

percent of the vote, she has
already gone to hei new office
and says she is "eager to get
to work."
"I believe in walking the dis-
trict and meeting people face-
to-face," she said. "That's
what I did during the election
- I went over to the Scott
Carver Projects and talked to
people and worked on build-
ing their trust. The problems
facing this district have been
well-documented and we
know that far too many of
our families are part of the




School Board Member District 2

undersened community. But
despite what we have read or
heard for me this is a tremen-
dous opportunity it's not a
Please turn to M-DCPS 4A

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kimlcneir@itinuamininncjntline coin

For some it was considered
a major upset but for Jean
Monestime, 47, his defeat
of longtime incumbent Dor-
rin D. Rolle in the District
2 county commission race
was simply a clarion call for
change. In securing the victo-
ry, he becomes the first Hai-
tian American elected to this
powerful local seat. And he
ends a 12-year run by Rolle.
"It is of course exciting to

be the first Haitian Ameri-
can elected as a county' com-
missioner, but this win also
means I have a challenge in
front of me," he said. "I have
the opportunity to set the
trend and to bring a new set
of standards to the county
commission. More than any-
thing, I plan to build on what
has already been done and
take the good things that
were done under Mr. Rolle's
Monestime, a real estate
broker and former North Mi-

Jean Monestime
District 2 County

ami city councilman, sur-
vived a primary that pitted
five challengers against the
incumbent and entered the
Please turn to MONESTIME 5A

President Obama should fight, not surrender

By DeWayne Wickham

Don't wave
a white flag;
hoist the bat-
tle flag. That's
what Barack
Obama should
do in the wake
of the drub-
bing Demo-
crats got in the midterm
congressional elections. The
president should ignore all
the hand-wringing advice he's
getting from people who say
he must move to the political

center after Republican victo-
ries gave the GOP control of
the House and narrowed the
Democrats' majority in the
Republicans won by mak-
ing a hard turn to the right.
They excited their base with
nearly two years of legislative
guerrilla tactics that frustrat-
ed the efforts of Democrats to
get much done in Congress.
They were buoyed by the Tea
Party movement, whose call
for spending cuts and smaller
government resonated with
middle-of-the-road voters who

saw Congress' Democratic
majority as ineffective.
The lesson to be learned
from this is not that Demo-
crats should surrender to
the right wing. It is that they
should put up a better fight to
move their agenda.
Instead of giving in to the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
which spent $32 million on
issue ads that demonized him
- and stigmatized congres-
sional Democrats who didn't
distance themselves from the
president Obama should
urge wealthy supporters to

create a fund from anony-
mous donors, much like the
one the chamber amassed, to
challenge GOP dogma.
Rather than kowtow to
Mitch McConnell, the Senate
minority leader, who said the
GOP's top priority should be
to keep Obama from being re-
elected, the president should
put the Kentucky senator in
his crosshairs. McConnell will
have his hands full trying to
keep newly elected Tea Party
senators from undermining
his leadership. Democrats
Please turn to PRESIDENT 4A

Unusually reflective Bush

gives his side of the story

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DALLAS This isn't the
George W. Bush who couldn't
come up with an answer when
he was asked during a 2004
White House news conference
to name his biggest mistake.
Almost two years after leav-
ing office, the former president
readily lists his mistakes. He

recites a litany of errors in an
interview and in his new book,
Decision Points: He didn't act
swiftly enough after Hurricane
Katrina in 2005. He should not
have drawn down U.S. troops
from Iraq so quickly. He wishes
he had focused first on immi-
gration instead of an unsuc-
cessful overhaul of Social Se-
curity during his second term.

"I readily concede i could
have done things better, he-
says in his first newspaper
interview since lea'.ing the
presidency. To document hi.
administration for future his-
torians, "I had to con.:ede that
I did make mistakes, and there
was no question I did
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2A THE MIAMI I. :.. NOVEMBER 10-16, 2010

Politicians take note

compromise is not a

four-letter word
Now that the dust has settled and Tea Partyers and
Republicans alike have finished boasting over the
scores of victories they mounted in the midterm
elections, it's time to get back to work. And yes, we do mean
That's because since the candidates in several of the pri-
mary races failed to win a majority of the votes, we were
sentenced to "six more weeks of winter" forced to view
even more vicious advertising from all of the candidates, to
watch one after another "brainfreezing" debates and to hear
more rhetoric than any one human should have to endure.
Finally, it's over and while the winners get to stay and and
play, the losers, have only a few days to pack up their toys
and go home.
What do we want? What do we need? What's our number
one priority? As City Commissioner Dunn said after his win
for the Liberty City/Overtown district, "it's about jobs, jobs,'
The problem is we now have a U.S. Senator who says he
has a Tea Party ID card but walks and talks like a Repub-
lican. As the saying goes, if it walks like a duck and talks
like a duck. . well, you get the point. Then we have a new
governor who has never held a political office and who is
naive enough to think that he can do whatever he wants
and make changes willy-nilly as he see fit. Oops. These are
the Tallahassee insiders Mr. Scott, not the board room as
your company. And the story continues in from politician to
politician in cities, counties and states all across this land.
So, here is our word of wisdom. For all of the winners who
say you only wNant the best for the people, we hope you'll be
willing to click your heels three times and say, "compromise,
compromise, compromise."
Because unless our political leaders stop playing foolish
partisan games, we will see very little accomplished in the
next two years. Instead of bragging about how they caused
vetoes, forced repeals and upset the Obama applecart, may-
be we can see our newly-elected body of representatives
work together for a change. Our future and our lives may
well rest on whether they can pull that off.
And for the record: Compromise is not a four-letter word.

When adults wage public

warfare children pay the price
Every sports head from the Keys to Tallahassee and
a host of Northwestern alumni have shared their
dismay over the recent "battle for power" between
Principal Charles Hankerson and the football team's head
coach, Billy Rolle. Insiders tell us that from their vantage
point, it appears that there is an issue of."who's in charge"
or rather, who "should" be in charge of the team and there-
fore its playoff destiny. And while we cannot claim having
heard the gospel truth from either Hankerson or Rolle, what
does seem evident is that the real losers stand to be the
dozens of young men who have committed themselves to
perfecting their skills on the field while giving a 100 percent-
effort to win.
High school sports should be fun for our children, not
something that is overshadowed with Peyton Place-like in-
trigue and drama. And while we all would prefer to win,
there are many other things that are learned by being part
of a team how to work together, how to face and overcome
adversity and how to lose gracefully.
We realize that high school football in our state ranks at
the top of the totem pole, like it does in states like Texas and
Oklahoma. But when the adults in charge can't work out
their problems, whatever they may be, thereby placing our
children in the midst of their confrontation, we say 'shame
on you.' Because in such an instance, those who have been
hired to lead by example show their young wards just how
childish adults can sometimes be.
Let's allow our children to focus on the remainder of their
season and keep their dream of a state title alive. Isn't there
time after the season for closed door pow-wows to iron out
differences? Sure there is.


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President Obama is selling out Blacks for uni__

Yes, this is certainly a mile-
stone for unions. For decades
they have shoved money un-
der the noses of Black elected
officials and their bidding was
represented by such officials,
despite the policy being against
Black interests, employment
and the well-being of the entire
Black community. Some unions
like the UAW, Steelworkers,
Communication Workers and
Postal Workers have enjoyed
participation of Black employ-
ees and the harmony of the
Black community. However,
we cannot look at this in such
a collective manner; the con-
struction unions among others
have been racist, Jim Crow and
predatory on the Black work-
ing class and the Black com-
munity as a whole. Despite the
racial animist of some of these
major union segments Presi-
dent Obama has opened all the

doors to them and Blacks are
at an incredible risk.
It's as if President Obama is
in charge of the labor move-
An example of this cavalier
attitude, against Blacks and
Hispanics in favor of unions

ic. The proposal was replete
with the destruction of various
Black and Hispanic neighbor-
hoods for the sake of real es-
tate investors and the greedy
unions. It stunk and the Bra-
zilian Olympic Committee no-
ticed it immediately. They put

Equally disgusting is President Obama's southern strat-
egy. Yes, the South has been mostly Right to Work states,
which do not allow union only projects. Consequently,
Black employment in construction is three times higher in the
South than in states that allow union- only projects.

was the Chicago Olympic Pro-
posal. It was so rich in union-
only projects known as Project
Labor Agreements that it was
clear Black and Hispanic em-
ployment would not reach 10
percent in the construction of
the Olympics in a town that is
55 percent Black and Hispan-

out the word throughout the
National Olympic Committee
officials. When the competi-
tion started they couldn't wait
to disqualify the U.S. proposal
because of the racial and cul-
tural damage it would do to the
city of Chicago.
Equally disgusting is Presi-

dent Obama's southern strat-
egy. Yes, the South has been
mostly Right to Work states,
which do not allow union only
projects. Consequently, Black
employment in construction is
three times higher in the South
than in states that allow union-
only projects. Obama wants to
destroy that so that his union
cronies will be happy.
In other words, he wants to
turn the "red states" of the
South into "blue states" for the
benefit of unions and his party
and to the detriment of Blacks
and long-term White resi-
dents. America, your president
is wrong on this one and it will
hurt your children, grandchil-
dren and destroy your legacy. I
know it hurts but wrong is
wrong and we must be strong
enough to fight wrong when-
ever it comes before us and by
whoever presents it.


Racial profiling and 'The Presumption of Guilt'

In 1981 a good friend and I
drove from Boston to Detroit
for a labor conference. At the
tail end of the conference,
I was asked if I could give a
ride to a Scandinavian wom-
an who was attending the
conference. Apparently she
wanted to get back to the East
Coast. My friend (a Black male)
and I looked at each other and
immediately declined to offer
her a ride. Though I felt very
guilty about it, what crossed
my mind was the idea of two
Black men driving long dis-
tance with a very attractive,
young, blond white woman in
the same car and the poten-
tial ramifications.
As I read Charles Ogletree's
The Presumption of Guilt: The
arrest of Henry Louis Gates
Jr. and race, class and crime
in America, I found myself
reliving that experience from
1981. The fact that my friend
and I had to take into account
what could happen to us driv-

ing with a white woman in the
car was simply not an expe-
rience that most white people
would ever imagine, let alone
take into account. Yet any
Black man who did not think
through potential ramifica-

handled this stupidly were
ones with which most Blacks
could immediately identify
given our experiences with
the police. Most whites, how-
ever, either could not accept
or refused to consider the dis-

As l read Charles Ogletree's The Presumption of
Guilt: The arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and race,'
class a'nd crime in America, I found myself reliving

that experience from 1981.

tions was and is living in a
fool's paradise.
Ogletree does a remark-
able job of taking the reader
through the basic facts of the
Gates case. In a calm and de-
liberate fashion he presents
the case. Still, he manages to
hit every emotional chord that
most Blacks I know felt at the
time of the Gates incident.
The initial remarks by Pres-
ident Obama suggesting that
the Cambridge police had

parate treatment received by
Blacks at the hands of the po-
lice, and many of them were
unsettled by Obama's com-
Ogletree concentrates on the
experiences of Black men and
especially those who society
claims, all things being equal,
should be above suspicion for
common crimes. In that sense
Ogletree touches on matters of
class, showing that irrespec-
tive of the wealth or degrees

possessed by a Black, they re-
main subject to police profil-
ing and abuse. What. Ogletree
does not examine, but would
be well worth further explora-
tion, is another side to class,
specifically, what I would call
the class resentment on the
part of white police officers
that becomes racialized. That
is, while resenting the rich,
they focus tleir resentment
not on the rich in general but
on the Black well-to-do.
This book is a must-read,
and one that should be used
in classrooms and meeting
rooms in order to advance a
discussion regarding the way
that race and power play out
in modern U.S. society. One
of the ironies that is touched
upon in the book is that even
Black police officers can and
will racially profile Blacks,
pointing to some peculiar
ways that even members of an
oppressed group can come to
demonize their own.


How's that post-racial America working out

American voters elected a
Black president. Three women
now serve on the U.S. Supreme
Court. Gay marriage is legal in
several states.
Despite evidence of widespread
tolerance in America, the U.S.
Department of Education's Office
for Civil Rights received almost
7,000 complaints over the past
fiscal year an increase of 11
What happened to that harmo-
nious, post-racial America that
liberals promised?
Russlynn Ali, the current head
of the OCR, suggests the increase
is because people now have more
faith that the government will lis-
ten to their complaints. Gerald A.
Reynolds, a director of the OCR
during the Bush Administration
and the current chairman of the
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,
says it's more likely because of a
change in OCR culture from sim-
ple law enforcement to enacting
social change.
Reynolds is right. Ali told Edu-
cation Week that "disparate im-
pact is woven through all civil

rights enforcement of this admin-
Disparate impact is when a
bureaucrat simply looks at num-
bers to render a judgment on
delicate issues such as race. It's
usually not until after a disparity
is noted, and reputations are sul-

havior policy in which 71 percent
of Black boys were suspended as
opposed to 22 percent of their
white counterparts. In Boston,
not enough students with lim-
ited English skills were getting
the special treatment federal law

In Los Angeles, which, unlike Boston, is compliant with federal
language requirements, the AP reports most of the challenged
students are actually native-born Americans. And 30 percent of
them remain in these special classes for the majority of their scholastic

lied, that necessary questions are
asked about why those numbers
are the way they are.
Ali essentially proves Reynolds'
concern. She told the Associated
Press many school administra-
tors committing discrimination
did so unknowingly, saying, "The
problem is, in far too many cases,
they actually don't understand
what their responsibilities are."
So what are these administra-
tors' civil rights violations? For
the Christina School District in
Delaware, it's a zero tolerance be-

They sound shocking. John
Jackson of 'the Schott Founda-
tion for Public Education, an
OCR official during the Clinton
Administration, said, Th'e .' are
all cases that have to be resolved
and systemic policy solutions put
in place..."
But isn't a zero tolerance be-
havior policy "systemic"? In Del-
aware, the zealousness of the
Christina zero tolerance policy
was recognized and legislation al-
ready passed at the state level to
give administrators more discre-

tion regarding minor altercations.
This should lower the "disparity."
It seems, however, that adminis-
trators are still presumed guilty
in the eyes of the OCR.
Then there are the language
programs. In Los Angeles, which,
unlike Boston, is compliant with
federal language requirements,
the AP reports most of the chal-
lenged students are actually
native-born Americans. And 30
percent of them remain in these
special classes for the majority of
their scholastic careers.
That almost a third of students
born here enter remedial Eng-
lish language courses and never
come out is a disparity that ap-
parently doesn't trigger alarm
bells under the federal one-size-
fits-all policy.
I am concerned that 71 percent
of the Black boys in the Christina
School District were suspended,
but it appears the problem was
addressed locally before Wash-
ington bureaucrats intervened.
Why start an investigation now,
before the adjusted policy can be

Correction: In the Oct. 27-Nov. 2 edition, the article entitled, 'Local campaign cleans up neighbor-
hood,' Broad Way Non-Stop Production was identified as "serving" lunches to Liberty City volunteers.
In fact, the organization "provided" the meals to over 100 men and women. The Miami Times apolo-
gizes for the error.

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Kendrick Meek shoui41 ,1

congratulated for a job -s PV done

Dear Editor,

Kendrick Meek is to be con-
gratulated for taking up the
torch and giving a voice to the
people in this state and the
country who have fought the
good fight, but seem to be in
the middle or the bottom of
the pile the forgotten people
who are the taxpayers and
the backbone of this country.
Meek ran an honorable, uplift-
ing campaign and made every
attempt to keep the issues at
the forefront rather than re-
sort to the negativism that was
rampant in the Senate race
and other political races. As a
former Miami resident and ed-
ucation administrator who has
retired to Fort Pierce, I am very
proud of him and the manner
in which he conducted himself
- even during the primary
when his mother, Carrie Meek,
was unfairly attacked. The
way this country has gone in

this past election has kindled
in me the need to get involved
again in the Democratic Party
as I was in Miami. Forget re-
tirement. I do not see how this
group of Republicans and "Tea
Partners" have any desire to
improve this country. Their
slogan to "take this country
back" offends me greatly be-
cause no one has taken the
country. This country belongs
to all of us and not just the
Tea Party and others who have
spouted this type of rhetoric.
I never heard this said when
anyone else was president of
the U.S. regardless of what
they did. Please do not give
up on politics Kendrick Meek.
There will be other races to be
run and you still have much to
give to the betterment of this
country and our lives. Good

Gwendolyn Jennings Kidney
Fort Pierce



Developing set of Black codes for survival

It does t take a rocket scien-
tist to know that we as a people
are in trouble. Even with the
election of a Black president,
one who has dispelled the myth
of racial inferiority, we are still
at the low end of the totem pole
when it comes to the respect
given to other ethnic groups. We
are consumers instead of pro-
ducers. We are employees in-
stead of employers. Ulirn.-,: i r-
we are the ones who are being
dictated to, instead of the ones
who are giving the orders. How-
ever, the key to our resurrection
may lie not in stemming the tide
in what others are doing to us,
but eliminating how badly we
treat one another.
Though this is the year 2010,
it looks as if we are living in the
wild, wild west. We appear to be
living in a lawless society one
that has "self-destruction" em-
blazoned on a neon sign at the
entrance into our hood. Blacks

are killing Blacks and rappers
continue to demean our women
while our kids disregard any
and all authority figures. As the
Tea Party rants and raves about
wanting their country back,
we don't even have a function-

tion to the past.
Code #2: Treat each other with
respect. If you are not about up-
lifting one another, please re-
frain from bringing each other
Code #3: Treat women and

Blacks are killing Blacks and rappers continue to demean
our women while our kids disregard any and all authority
figures. As the Tea Party rants and raves about wanting
their country back, we don't even have a functional community in
which to call our very own.

al community in which to call
our very own. What we need is
codification a set of laws by
which we can govern ourselves.
Code #1: We should develop
knowledge of self. At the very
least, know your family's lin-
eage and have the children
know this information as well.
This will ensure that those in
the present will have a connec-

children as if they were your
very own, because by extension
they are.
Code #4: Treat our elders
with the reverence they are due.
Without them, there would be
no us. Code #5: Be a mentor to
our children, especially those
who have no one to advise and
counsel them.
Code #6: Develop better eating

habits and eat live foods (that
which comes from the earth)
instead of processed food. This
includes drinking more water
and eliminating sugar from our
Code #7: Get some form of ex-
ercise daily to help alleviate the
anxiety we've built up during
the week. Stress kills.
Code #8: Make sure your reli-
gious practices resemble you. If
you have a depiction of God that
doesn't look like you, you are al-
ready a psychologically defeated
Code #9: Learn to live within
our means. Do not get trapped
by America's commercialism.
Code #10: If you witness a
crime being committed in our
community, whether, it is the
preacher, politician or the local
thug, report the actions to the
proper authorities immediately.
Stop being a prisoner in your
own home.

Dear Editor,

I noticed in covering the elec-
tions, Channel 10 did not even
mention the newly-elected
Black Lieutenant Governor,
Jennifer Carrol, which was
historic. Only Rick Scott was
shown they cut her out of the
picture even though she was
standing right beside him af-
ter the victory. There was also
no mention that City Commis-
sioner Richard Dunn won his
seat and therefore must have
been doing a great job. They
did mention Rubio and Mon-
estime and even said Mones-
time's election was historic as
if Lt. Governor Carroll's was
not. This is not a coincidence
because this town is not Amer-
ican-born friendly. The Miami
Herald was praising Rubio and
Monestime but again left out
Carroll and Dunn intention-
ally. As far as Commissioner
Rolle is concerned, if he was
not doing a good job we should
have supported another Black
person to run against him. My

problem is- that we went to an
immigrant. If you think an im-
migrant will fight for you when
he/she would not fight to make
their own country better than
something is wrong with you.
It is no wonder I asked Pastor
Carl Johnson when he/we look
in the mirror what does he/we
really see? Do we even like us?
The mostly-immigrant popula-
tion in Miami-Dade don't like
us but we must see us in a
more positive light. American
Blacks fought for voting rights
and human rights for all people
of color including Monestime
and Rubio. We are the ones
that have produced change as
everyone likes to quote. Real
change that started 200 years
ago through and up to the civil
rights movement and the pass-
ing of the Voting Rights Act that
nobody speaks of today. Do not
trust anyone that uses our leg-
acy of change and sheepishly
'tries to steal it as their own.

Linda Simmons
North Miami


It's time to send Bill Clinton back to Arkansas

When Ray Charles sang,
"Tell your mama, tell your pa,
I'm going to send you back to
Arkansas," he could have well
been singing to Bill Clinton.
The lyrics are from the hit song,
What'd I Say. And what I say is
that we send Clinton back to
Arkansas, to his home in up-
state New York or anywhere ex-
cept center stage.
I've never cared for Clinton's
efforts to nudge the Democratic
Party to the right through the,
Democratic Leadership Coun-
cil, his misnamed welfare re-
form legislation, his masquer-
ading as the nation's "first
Black president," or his scan-
dalous behavior while cam-
paigning to get Blacks to vote
for his wife, Hillary, instead of
Barack Obama.
For me, the last straw was
his shameful effort to get Rep.
Kendrick Meek, the Democratic
nominee for the U.S. Senate, to

drop out of the race in Florida
and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist,
a long-time Republican who be-
came an independent when it
was evident that he would lose
in the Republican primary to
conservative Marco Rubio.
Initially, Clinton refused to
acknowledge that he had urged
Meek to withdraw from the con-

The troubling thing about
Clinton's overture was that
after supporting the Demo-
cratic nominee who had won
the primary fair and square,
he favored Meek withdrawing
from the race so that a life-
long Republican donning the
new clothes of an independent
would have a better chance of

After his wife lost the South Carolina primary, "Slick Wil-
lie" tried to paint Obama as the Black candidate. When
asked why it took "two Clintons" to compete against
Obama, Clinton replied, "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84
and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good
campaign here."

test. However, a spokesperson
for the former president said
Clinton had indeed urged Meek
to terminate his candidacy, fig-
uring Crist would then have the
votes to defeat the Republican

defeating a less attractive Re-
publican challenger.
This is not the first time Clin-
ton has tried to misdirect the
fortunes of Blacks. Through-
out the Obama administration,
Clinton has shared his opin-

ions of what Obama should
do with journalists instead of
relaying those messages to the
president in private.
After his wife lost the South
Carolina primary, "Slick Wil-
lie" tried to paint Obama as the
Black candidate. When asked
why it took "two Clintons" to
compete against Obama, Clin-
ton replied, "Jesse Jackson
won South Carolina in '84 and
'88. Jackson ran a good cam-
paign. And Obama ran a good
campaign here." Of course,
Barack Obama is no Jesse
Jackson but that didn't matter
to Clinton. Nor did it matter to
him, notwithstanding his elec-
tion eve trip, that he was willing
to toss his party's Senate nomi-
nee under the bus in Florida.
Bill Clinton doesn't know us,
but we know him. It's time to
tell him: Hit the Road, Jack
and don't you come back no


Our taxpayer dollars at work shrinking private sector

Government isn't good at cre-
ating sustainable jobs. It can
create a sensible environment
of tax rates, regulations and
property rights protections that
encourage private sector en-
trepreneurs to take risks with
their capital, expand inventory
and create lasting job opportu-
Unfortunately, the Obama
Administration and the liberal
majority in Congress over the
!past few years have instead

ll-conceived policies such as insourcing will lead to a larger

and more intrusive federal government that will take away

more hard-earned taxpayer dollars to pay for it.

prolonged a lagging economy
and engineered a business en-
vironment strongly discourag-
ing private sector investment.
In fact, the White House and
the outgoing Congress seem

Should it be illegal to text and/or talk on cell phones while driving?

Culstonmer service representative

Yes, there
should be a
law to make
both actions
illegal be-
cause it is
impossible to
focus on your
while texting or on the tele-
phone. It is very easy to cause
a car accident even when you
are concentrating. I never use
either while I am driving.

Unemployed hospitality worker

I think there should be a law
that prohibits the use of cell
phones in a moving vehicle be-
cause it is very unsafe. I have

been behind
people who
were on their
cell phones
while they
were texting
and I hate it
because they
don't watch
the road at
all. I stopped doing it because I
caught myself swerving.

Full-tine student

I don't think
people should
talk on their
cell phone and
drive because
it is very dan-
gerous for ev-
eryone. Some-
times I do talk

on my cell phone but I still feel
like it is wrong.

Full-time sitdentt

I support
the banning ff -"c--.
of driving
while using a p .
cell phone be-
cause I would
rather prevent
an accident
than have a
policy come
about in response to a knee jerk
reaction after a major accident.

NurVsing student

I think it should be illegal to
text and drive because it has
caused accidents in the past. I

only text when --
my car is not

Computer technician

I think it '
should it il- .
legal because
too many peo- r.
pie are hav-
ing major ac-
cidents as a -
result of driv-
ing while us- 15
ing their cell
phones. I do not do it and have
never done it.

more interested in increasing
the size of the federal govern-
ment and the number of federal
employees than revitalizing the
economy. This fundamentally
flawed policy will require a de-
creasing number of private sec-
tor workers to pay higher taxes
in order to support the gener-
ous wages and benefits cur-
rently awarded to federal work-
One way this transition is
happening is commonly re-
ferred to as "insourcing." This
is when the government takes
work done by employees at a
private company and declares
that only a federal worker can
do it in the future.
While it might make sense for
federal workers to perform cer-
tain jobs, other cases now com-
ing under government control
- and taxpayer responsibility
- remain unclear.
Management of our nation's
armed forces, for instance, is
best left solely to the federal
government and is, in fact,
mandated in the constitution-
al provision to "provide for the
common defense." But must
those providing the troops with
meals or uniforms also be fed-
eral employees? Should some-
one working the concession
stand at a national park be on
the government payroll?

Serving ice cream at Yellow-
stone or making combat boots
can easily, and likely more ef-
ficiently and cheaply, be con-
tracted out to a private com-
Yet, barely two months into
his presidency, Barack Obama
ordered all federal agencies to
figure out how to make more
private contractors into public
employees. The. Office of Man-
agement and Budget months
later required such insourcing
reviews occur "on a regular ba-
This practice does not neces-
sarily, as argued, provide tax-
payers with more efficient ser-
vice. Nor does it save money.
The most obvious thing it does
is increase the number of dues-
paying union members. Over
the past 25 years, the number
of union workers in the private
sector dwindled to just over
ten percent. At the same time,
unionization grew among gov-
ernment workers. Over 35 per-
cent of government workers are
now in unions.
Insourcing, at its core, is an
attempt by big-government lib-
erals to fill the coffers of orga-
nized labor at the expense of
taxpayers and workers in the
private sector. Over a period of
time, Americans will have to pay
more in taxes to pay the gener-
ous benefits and salaries of fed-
eral union workers who will be
impossible to fire regardless of
their quality of work.
Nonetheless, over the past
few years, liberals in Congress
and Obama Administration
functionaries have been strate-

Miami-Dade is not

American-born friendly


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Wilson goes to
continued from 1A

field of hopefuls for the City
Commissioner District 5 seat,
Richard P. Dunn, II, who had
been appointed to the posi-
tion twice, used early voting
and absentee ballots to surge
ahead, easily defeating the five
other candidates, including
Alison Austin, his closest com-
But for both winners, the
real work is in front of them.
And there is much to be done.

Continuing those issues
most dear to her heart and as
she says, most important to
the people she serves, Wilson
plans to focus on making sure
there is adequate health care
service, an increase in mentor-
ship programs and says she is
already reviewing several crim-
inal justice bills as she pre-



pares to join the Congressional
Black Caucus.
"People are depressed by our
economy and many remain
jobless with their homes facing
foreclosure," she said. "Many
people want solutions and re-

Congress, Dunn stays on Commission
work to ensure that his agenda are what carried him to victory, ahead with projects and votes
for the American people goes "This district has been my that are in the best interest of
forward. Many people do not life," he said. "I shop at Winn my own people."
understand the important role Dixie on 54th Street, eat din- Dunn adds that as he moves
that congressional representa- ner at People's Barbecue and forward, it's all about "jobs,
4 tion plays in getting the presi- Bahamian Connection, sup- jobs and jobs."
60 dential policies passed through port my alma mater North- "The three most important
Congress. On my part, I plan western and attend all of their things I need to focus on are
" ... I '"" to work across party lines to do games and get my hair cut in jobs, economic development
what is in the best interest of the hood. Some of the other and affordable housing but
our citizens. If the Republicans candidates returned to the dis- they are all interwoven," he
elected fail to do that, they will trict, but I have never left." said. "No one would argue
be ousted in 2012." Dunn says that winning his that I represent the toughest
Wilson also plans to contin- seat outright for the first time district in the city but this is
ue expanding her 5000 Role is something of which he is home for me. We have to find
Models program beyond Mi- very proud. And what's more, creative ways to get our young
ami-Dade County to Orlando, he won without the endorse- men jobs from this community
Tallahassee and Jacksonville ment of the city's unions, re- and off of our street corners. If
and says she intends to work training his position in a cli- we can't do that for them and
closely with the president to mate that was not friendly to provide them with real oppor-
P. Dunn, City Commissioner highlight the importance of incumbents. tunities, many will feel they
mentoring on a national scale. "Most of the congregants at have no alternative but a life

lief now. However, it takes time
to reverse a deficit in excess
of $300 trillion dollars. Presi-
dent Obama has done a lot to
save this country from eco-
nomic collapse. I believe in his
program and policies and will

Dunn, 49, is proud of the fact
that he is a child of the district
and believes the relationships
he has built since his youth

my church are Black; most of
the people in my district are
Black or Haitian, he said.
"For too many years we have
had outsiders trying to dictate
what happens to folks in Dis-
trict 5. I plan to continue as a
team leader but will only move

of crime. People are afraid and
they are hungry. The city com-
missioner is a non-partisan
seat so there's no Democrat-
ic or Republican platform to
jump over or to support. It's
all about being an advocate for
the people. That's my job."

Bendross-Mindingall reaches out Bush admits to numerous mistakes in new book

and broadens her constituency

continued from 1A
challenge or a problem. During
the race I visited 72 churches,
went door-to-door and just left a
Haitian American radio station.
One thing that connects every-
one in this district is the fact
that we want better schools for
our children."
Bendross-Mindingall is al-
ready laying the groundwork for
K-8 centers in the district so that
children can connect to educa-
tion at an earlier age.
"In these centers children re-
main under the same tutelage
from the time they enter school
until they move to high school,"
she said. "These centers already
exist in other parts of the school
district but not in the area I rep-
resent. That's something I in-
tend to change.

Bendross-Mindingall says
she feel emboldened by the
wide variety of people who sup-
ported her during the election
- from retired principals and
senior individuals who were
once teachers to members of

the House of Representatives
and of course, she adds, her
many, many former students.
"I have been an educator for
over 50 years," she said. "This
is something that I know well.
I have been recognized for my
service at the national level. I
am comfortable in my shoes.
Now I want to work with our
parents and get them more
involved. I know they want to
be assured that their children
are safe in school but we need
them to come out too and get
active. It doesn't matter if they
are on welfare or live in public
housing. My parents did. That's
really what I want the children
in my district to understand. I
have been where they are now.
I am a public housing child
who didn't have a lot when I
was growing up except a lot of
love. If teachers and principals
don't love the children or don't
love what they are doing, they
need to do something else."
While Bendross-Mindigall Will
officially take over on Nov. 16th,
the City of Miami Mayor Tomas
Regalado will host a ceremonial
swearing-in for her on Monday,
Nov. 15 at Miami City Hall at

Obama should fight back

continued from 1A

should do everything they
can to pour fuel on that sim-
mering fire.
Of course there are those
who would argue that' if
Democrats follow this course
of action, Congress won't get
much done over the next two
years. B~ut that appears to be
what McConnell has in mind
anyway. Scuttling the Demo-
crats' legislative agenda will
be a major part of McCon-
nell's campaign to unseat
Obama in 2012.
To win a second term,
Obama must begin now to
reinvigorate his base. He has
to show voters who put him
in the Oval Office that he'll
fight Republicans, not ap-
pease them. Moving to the
center won't do that. The
center is a swamp into which
the GOP hopes to trap Demo-
crats as it moves further to
the right. On Election Day,
those voters who claim to oc-
cupy the middle ground of
American politics cast their
lot with leftist Democrats or

right-wing Republicans, not
some centrist political party.

They align themselves with
the party they believe has the
best ideas and the ability to
get something done. Over the
past two years, Democrats
wasted the victories they
scored in 2008 with infight-
ing and a penchant for re-
treating when Republicans
attacked. So while the GOP
rallied its base, Democrats
disappointed theirs.
The election results show
that "no one party will be
able to dictate where we go
from here, that we must find
common ground in order to
set in order to make prog-
ress on some uncommonly
difficult challenges," Obama
said at his post-election news
conference. He's wrong.
What the election results
show is that voters will re-
ward a party that fights te-
naciously for what it believes
- especially when the op-
position waffles in the face
of such a challenge and ap-
pears to reach for a white

continued from 1A

Bush says he was "blindsided"
by the financial meltdown that
shook the nation during his fi-
nal year in office, but he shares
blame with Congress and defends
his decisions when asked about
the role of his policies in the re-
Bush is unusually introspective
as he speaks about his adminis-
tration, his feelings about being
the target of mockery and the
shape of his post-presidency. He
makes it clear that after he pro-
motes his book with a round of
media appearances, he will step
out of the spotlight again. During
an hour-long interview, he nev-
er mentions President Obama's
In the book, he writes that he
was wrong to believe that tax
incentives and rebates in 2008
would fend off a recession. In
the interview, he says Congress
should have heeded his admin-
istration's urging to regulate
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
the government-backed lenders
bailed out in 2008 to cover their
mortgage losses.
"The house of cards," Bush
says, "was built on, you know,
risky loans, and I was blindsided
by the extent of the crisis."
Bush says he struggled with

the decision to bail out big banks.
"The best way to prevent the fi-
nancial collapse was to give the
banks taxpayers' money so there
could be liquidity in the capital
system," he says. "My instincts
were to let everybody fail, but I
was concerned about a depres-
sion" that would "affect in a nega-
tive way the average guy. ... I had
to set ideology aside."
The 2008 Troubled Assets Re-
lief Program (TARP), which au-
thorized the government to spend

$700 billion on the assets and eq-
uity of financial institutions, was
necessary, he says. "I can't prove
that the decision I made prevent-
ed a depression, but I can say we
didn't have one," he says. "The
TARP (money) spent under me by
and large has been paid back to
the taxpayers."
Asked whether he feels respon-
sibility for suffering Americans,
Bush says, "I feel a sense of re-
sponsibility because I care when
any citizen hurts. ... I feel for

them and hope that we recover
as quickly as possible." The best
way to spur recovery, he says, is
to make sure that tax and regu-
latory policies help small busi-
nesses, which create most jobs.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll
taken in September, 71% of those
surveyed said Bush deserved a
great deal or moderate amount
of the blame for the country's
economic woes, and 48% said
Obama should shoulder a sim-
ilar amount of the blame.

continued from 1A

but where we don't have ef-
ficiencies of scale we need to
look at those areas and see
where we can maximize our
dollars that we are spending."
Carroll is used to being a
'first.' When she ran for the
Florida House in 2003 and
won, she became the first

Black female Republican in its
history. She also served as Ma-
jority Whip from 2004-2006.
She shares Scott's vision for
Florida and similarly holds
conservative views and values,
including "small government,
lower taxes, personal respon-
sibility and personal freedom."
The Port of Spain, Trinidad
West Indies native, retired
from the U.S. Navy after over
20 years of service.



Ruvin prepares motion to dismiss Is Alvarez lawsuit in trouble?

Clerk of Courts says the issue will soon go before a judge

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcieir miiUmitime'

Last Friday Norman Braman
presented over 112,000 signed
petitions seeking the recall of
Miami-Dade (M-D) Mayor Car-
los Alavarez. Then in quick
fashion, Alvarez made moves
to have them thrown out on a
In a lawsuit filed late last
Friday, Alvarez contended that
the letter from the M-D Clerk
of Courts, Harvey Ruvin, which
approved the petition and there-
fore clearing the way for recall
signatures to be gathered, was
signed improperly.
Braman says that the actions

of Alvarez are "consistent."
"He always seeks to prevent
the voters from making a deci-
sion," Braman said. "He did it
with baseball and now he is do-
ing it with his own job."
Meanwhile, Alvarez continues
to add to his list of supporters
and financial contributors in
his bid to stop Braman and to
maintain his own legal counsel.
"I'm thankful for the support
from a wide spectrum of people
in our community," he said.
"When it comes to money, this
is a David versus Goliath story.
But as people learn the truth
and get the full story about
Miami-Dade's budget, a clearer
picture begins to emerge. We


Miami-Dade Mc
are a leaner -governr
is spending less yet

programs and services that are
vital to our safety and qualin- of

Ruvin says that he is now
preparing a motion to dismiss
and adds that one has already
been filed by Braman. His mo-
tion does not bode well for the
suit filed by Alvarez.
"I personally reviewed and
approved the form of petition
which I am required to do by
law under the charter," he said.
"The letter to which the Mayor's
suit refers is merely a cover let-
AREZ ter transmitting the petition
mayor form that I did sign myself. The
ment that letter is not the act of approval,
it merely transmits a copy of


M-D Clerk of Cour
the approved form. Eve

were to take the position that
the letter needs to be personally
signed by the Clerk of Courts,
the law is clear and says that
my printed name under my sal-
utation does just that. Further-
more, there is nothing which
prohibits me from adding my
deputy clerk's name under my
What's next for the Alvarez-
Braman battle? Ruvin says it
will have to all go before ajudge.
In the meantime, he says he will
continue business as usual.
"Tensions are really beginning
to heat up on both sides," Ruvin
added. "But I am not going to
N be intimidated and am going to
rts stay focused. It's important that
I do a professional job that is
n if one neutral and transparent."

Newly-elected Black Republicans

- where will they fit?

By Zenitha Prince
Special to the "NNPA

Election Day victories for two
Black Republicans raise a rare
question in the House of Rep-
resentatives in the 112th Con-
gress: How will two Black mem-
bers of the Grand Old Party
interact with the Congressional
Black Caucus?
Fourteen Black Repub-
licans ran for Congress
in the Nov. 2 mid-term s
elections but, after all
the votes were counted,
only Tim Scott, a South
Carolina businessman,
and Allen West, a Florida- STI
based Army veteran of the Iraq
War, will take seats. They are
the first African-American Re-
publicans to be elected to Con-
gress since 1995.
So far, West has said he wants
to be part of the CBC, while
Scott is still undecided and is
leaning toward not participat-
"It's really heartening to see
this type of diversity demon-
strated in African-American rep-
resentation," NAACP Washing-.

ton Bureau Chief Hilary Shelton Watts, a Black Republican who
said. "[Republican Party Chair- represented Oklahoma from
man] Michael Steele deserves 1995 to 2003, declined mem-
credit for seeing more African- bership. Sen. Edward Brooke,
Americans seeking office under a Massachusetts Republican
the Republican banner." who served in the Senate
He added, "They could from 1967 through 1979,
be a real asset to the was not publicly invit-
strategy of passing legis- ed and refused to join a
lation in the House and in CBC boycott of President
advancing the CBC [Con- Richard Nixon's State
gressional Black of the Union address in
Caucus] agenda... SCOTT 1971 although he criti-
It's very difficult to get cized the Nixon adminis-
things through without tration's approach to the
the cooperation of Demo- Black community and
crats and Republicans." civil rights. '
i |n Not everyone is as sure "The name of the group
EELE about the Republican is not the Congressional
freshmen's value to the. CBC, Black Democratic Cau-
raising questions about wheth- cus, it's the Black Cau- W
er Scott and West will choose to cus. [And] if they go back to
join-or even be welcomed-into their founding principles then
the caucus, which was created these two men should be wel-
in 1969 as a Capitol Hill advo- comed with open arms," said
cate for the nation's Blacks. Black Republican political strat-
While membership is open to egist Raynard Jackson. But, he
all Black lawmakers, its mem- predicted, even if they were ad-
bers have been overwhelmingly mitted, "this group will make a
Democrats, with only one Re- hostile environment for another
publican, Gary Franks of Con- Black [Republican] based on
necticut, ever becoming a CBC them not being compatible in
member. Though invited, J.C. their philosophical leaning."

Echoing statements by' CBC liberal members of the CBC.
Chairwoman Barbara Lee, D- "These boys are crazy;
Calif., in an Oct. 22 ar- they're Tea Party peo-
ticle in The Economist, ple," Jackson told the
Maryland Congresswoman AFRO. "I've had White
Donna Edwards told the people calling me up
AFRO, "If they're aligned .. saying these guys are
with the interests of work- extremely conservative
ing people, particularly and so far out of the
Blacks, who struggle and LEE mainstream. Can you
they want to work with us to see them talking with Maxine
advance those interests," Scott Waters? I'd like to be a fly on
and West would be welcomed the wall."
.into the caucus. But, But, he added, "If I were
she added, "What I know them, I'd join just to push the
of them and their agen- issue."
das, it is difficult for me West, in a Politico interview,
A.-' to see how that would indicated his interest in join-
work [though] it might ing the CBC. "That has been
make for some interest- a monolithic voice in the body
'ST ing discussions." politic for far too long. There
Backed by the national Tea is a growing conservative Black
Party and elected to office by voice in this country," that
mostly White voters, Scott and needs to be heard, West told
West have decidedly conserva- the publication.
tive agendas, including limited Scott, on the other hand, told
government, -lowered taxes, Politico he is less willing to join,
and cuts in government spend- pointing to his experience in
ing. Jackson said that, even the South Carolina Legislative
among GOP ranks, the men are Black Caucus and the disso-
considered to be far, far right nance between him and Black
of center, making them almost Democrats.
incompatible with the mostly Jackson suggested that the

pair also have plenty of dis-
sonance with more moderate
Black Republicans.
Moderate Black Republi-
cans are "more concerned with
pleasing White people" and less
committed to a "Black agenda,"
Jackson said. That makes
them a detriment to the GOP,
rather than an asset, he added.
Though White Republicans
are excited by these two ad-
ditions to the House, saying
their victories signal a poten-
tial increase in the number of
Black conservatives, the new
additions will not incite more
Blacks to join the party "if
they're saying the same thing
White conservatives are say-
ing," Jackson said. "It's not the
messenger; it's the message.
You can't send a Black to say
the same things Pat Buchanan
"In a lot of ways," Jackson
added, "it would be better not to
have these guys in these posi-
tions because it gives the White
folks in the party a way out" of
having to create real change,
* "especially if they [Scott and
West] have no real power."

Mid-term elections leave Bla(

Some predict impasse, President upbeat?

By Cynthia E. Griffin
Special to the NNPA

As Americans, politicians, and
pundits sift through the results
of the voting yesterday, the one
thing heavy on everyone's mind
is the question: What's next?
President Barack Obama in
a one-hour nationally televised
press conference that found him
at times reflective and somber
but still able to laugh, particu-
* larly after taking what he called
a "shellacking" at the polls, re-
fused to accept that the vote was
a rejection of his policies.
Instead, the president de-
scribed voters' decision to hand
control of the U.S. House of
Representatives to Republicans
as a demonstration of "their
great frustration that we have
not made enough progress on
the economy. They cannot feel
progress and they cannot see it,"
Obama said. "I've got to take di-
rect responsibility. We have not

made as much progress as we
could have made."
The president added that now
it is a matter of the Democrats
and the Republicans sitting
down' to develop core areas of
agreement on issues they can
agree on such as alleviating our
dependence on foreign oil, and
educating American children so
that they are equipped to com-
pete in the global economy.
David A. Bositis, Ph.D., senior
research associate with the Joint
Center for Political and Eco-
nomic Studies and an expert on
national Black Electoral Politics,
agrees with the president that
the election results were about
the economy.
"If you look at the exit polls,
you will see that it's about the
economy, especially insecurity
about the economy. Eighty-five
percent of people who voted said
they were worried about their
personal economic situation and
half of those said they were very

:ks vulnerable

worried," pointed out Bositis.
"This election was about pun-
ishing the people in power, and
the people in power were, of
course, the Democrats," added
the political observer.
Why Democrats lost depends
on who you talk to.
Lorenzo Morris, Ph.D., a politi-
cal science professor at Howard
University, says the Democrats
really did very little to mobilize
the youthful base that helped
them win the presidency in 2008.
He 'also said they waited too late
to begin the kind of heavy-duty
stumping done in the final two
weeks before the election. They
were also tremendously outspent
in terms of campaign advertising
money pumped into Republican
races by corporate interests.
But don't consider these elec-
tion results a replay of 1994,
admonishes Professor Morris,
who said that loss "was a huge
setback for Clinton and was fol-
lowed by two years of immobility
and impasses as he battled Re-
publicans to push his agenda.

Will this commissioner bring Blacks together'

continued from 1A

runoff with about one-fourth
of the campaign funds of Rolle.
But many in the district, which
includes Liberty City, Opa-Loc-
ka and North Miami, say they
were fed up with the conditions
in their communities.
With strong support from the
Haitian community as well as
the endorsement of some lead-
ers, including clergy, from the
Black community, Monestime
was able to overcome both
Rolle's coffers and experience.
The commissioner-elect had
the bonus of additional lever-
age from several former can-
didates who lost in the August
primary including: Rev. An-
thony Dawkins, Florence Moss
and Mack Samuel.
I am not totally new to poli-
tics but I have been out of it for
awhile," he said. "I think people
were willing to give me their
vote and a chance because I
am a good people's person and

a wonderful listener. Both of
these characteristics will be
essential as I move onto the
county commission.
Will his allegiance be to the
Haitian community first?
Monestime admits that his
win is a Haitian victory and
says he and other Haitians take
great pride in his accomplish-
ment. But he adds that he was
elected by the people and plans
to address "the needs of the
"Anyone who knows me un-
derstands that I am a product
of this community and that I
have previously served in this
community," he said. "They
know I am capable of serv-
ing all of my constituents and
that's what I plan to do. As for
the call for change from among
the voters, I just want to make
sure the voices of the people
are heard and that we begin
to really listen to their ideas. I
don't ever want to be viewed as
a commissioner who pretends
to know it all. To fix some of our

district's problems, I plan to
bring stakeholders to the table
and make sure we pay close at-
tention to suggestions that may
have been heard before but ig-
What's up first for Mones-
"The first order of business
will be to make sure the street
lights are repaired and to have
an many potholes as possible
filled," he said. "I also want to
provide a means for citizens to
communicate their positions
and ideas to me. Other signifi-
cant challenges, like reducing
crime and bringing more jobs
to the district, will take more
than just 60 or 90 days. But I
have been addressing these is-
sues throughout the campaign
and everyone who has been
elected realizes that we have to
work together to tackle these
problems. Working together
is the only way we're going to
be successful and really bring
about positive change for the
people of District 2."




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Obama voices concerns about Mideast peace talks

By Erica Werner
A yu', cited Pre.%

JAKARTA, Indonesia Pres-
ident Barack Obama, visit-
ing the world's most populous
Muslim nation, expressed deep
concern recently that Israelis
and Palestinians aren't mak-
ing the "extra effort" to secure
a breakthrough for achieving
Middle East peace.
Obama said he hasn't seen
the kind of progress in negotia-
tions that "could finally create
a framework for a secure Israel
living side by side in peace with
a sovereign Palestine." Asked
at a news conference with In-
donesia's President Suslilo
Bambang Yudhoyono about
Israeli settlement construc-
tion in East Jerusalem, Obama
said, "Each of these incremen-
tal steps can end up breaking
that trust between these par-
Obama raised his Mideast
concerns while appearing with
Yudhoyono during his first vis-
it to Indonesia as president to
the country where he lived for
four years as a child. He mar-
veled over "sights and sounds"
that evoked memories of the
past and said that Indonesia's
landscape of today barely re-
sembles the land where he
went to live at age 6 in 1967
after his mother married an In-

donesian man.
The U.S. sees Indonesia as a
counterweight to China's grow-
ing strength, though Obama
said Tuesday he's not seeking
to stop China's growth.
"We think China being pros-
perous and secure is a posi-
tive," Obama said. "We're not
interested in containing that
Still, with the controversy
over how China values its cur-
rency looming as Obama heads
to the G-20 economic summit
in South Korea later this week,
Obama said all countries must
operate within, "an interna-
tional framework and sets of
rules in which countries rec-
ognize their responsibilities to
each other."
Without mentioning China
by name, he pointedly noted
that the global economy hasn't
achieved balanced growth.
"We have seen some coun-
tries run up very big surpluses
and intervening significantly in
the currency markets to main-
tain their advantage," Obama
Obama will meet with Chi-
nese President Hu Jintao
Thursday, but officials say they
don't expect the currency issue
to be resolved.
The president said he be-
lieves the administration has
improved relations with the

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-AP Photo/Tat
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walk on the ta
upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah airport in Jakarta,
nesia, Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Muslim world but called it an
"incomplete project," saying
much more work needs to be
done. Obama said policy differ-
ences with Muslim countries
will linger, but that building
better ties between the people
of the United States and the
Muslim world will foster im-
proved overall relations.
He voiced support for Yud-
hoyono's efforts to nurture a
rapidly growing society even
in a time when Indonesia has
been hit by earthquakes, a tsu-

nami, and now a volcanic'
tion. Concerns about vol
ash caused the White Hou
shorten Obama's stay her
expedite his takeoff WednE
for the G-20 summit in Se
Mount Merapi, Indon
most volatile volcano, t
erupting two weeks ago,
leasing a flood of volcanic
rock and debris that smotl
whole villages and cut
people who tried to fleeing.
than 150 people'have died
As scheduled, the trip

less than 24 hours, with Obama
arriving late afternoon Tuesday
and leaving midday Wednes-
day. The trip was shoehorned
into a jam-packed 10-day Asia
r.4 trip, between three days spent
in India and economic meet-
ings in South Korea and Japan
'"'' that start Thursday.
Obama and first lady Michelle
Obama arrived on a gray, hu-
mid day in Indonesia's capital,
and were greeted by dozens of
r dignitaries at Istana Merdeka,
a white columned presideh-
tial palace reminiscent of the
White House. Obama greeted
some of the officials in Indone-
sian as he shook their hands.
Indonesians all over this
taisyuydaa country of more than 17,000
irmac islands gathered around tele-
Indo- vision sets in their houses, cof-
fee shops and office buildings
as Obama's plane touched
erup- down.
canic Notwithstanding the likely
ise to change in schedule for his
e and time here, Obama's quick stop
esday to visit a country that is in-
oul. creasingly important player in
esia's Asia allowed him to speak to
began the values of democracy and
un- religious tolerance and reflect

c gas,


for oil spill

tain it would've changed the
outcome," he said.
He defended his much-crit-
icized decision to take part"in
a yacht race with his family at
the height of the crisis, say-
ing he had 'not seen his son
for three months and had only
been aboard for six hours.
"I'm not certain I'd do any-
thing different," Hayward said.
Hayward said BP had found
itself unable to borrow from
international investors during
the spill crisis, threatening its
finances. He said that before a
meeting with President Barack
Obama at the White House in
June, "the capital markets
were effectively closed to BP."
"We were not able to borrow
in the capital markets, either
short or medium term debt at
all, he said. "It was a classic
financial crisis issue."
Hayward's successor, Bob
Dudley, told the program that
"these were frightening days"
for BP.
"With a company the size
of BP, its reputation, what it
does you almost can't quite
believe how close you are" to
financial disaster, he said.

on his time here as a boy.
The U.S. has increasingly
embraced Indonesia as a mod-
erate Muslim nation and part-
ner in counter-terror efforts in
the wake of attacks in Bali, Ja-
karta and elsewhere in the re-
gion between 2002 and 2005.
The nation of 250 million peo-
ple is made up of a string of
islands stretched through the
Indian Ocean between Austra-
lia and Malaysia.
"Lots of U.S. interests and
lots of challenges and opportu-
nities intersect in Indonesia,"
Ben Rhodes, deputy national
security adviser for strategic
communications, told report-
ers recently.
Concerns over the volcanic
ash cloud forced the White
House to move up events
Obama has planned for
Wednesday, including a stop
at Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque
and a speech at the University
of Indonesia. However, nearly
all of the press traveling with
Obama opted to leave Indone-
sia before the speech in order
to make it to the next stop -
South Korea ahead of the



The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating an armed robbery
that occurred on Oct. 17 at the Miami Subs located on West Sunrise Boulevard.
Detectives have learned that a Black male suspect entered the Miami Subs
armed with a revolver.The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded the
manager and an employee to take him to the safe.
After struggling with the manager, the suspect grabbed a fire extinguisher
and attempted to break the drive-thru window to escape. The manager, along
with a customer, was able to hold down the suspect until police arrived. '
The armed robber has been identified as Devane Jenkins, a Fort Lauderdale
resident. He was transported to Broward General Medical Center to be treated
for injuries before going to jail.


The Broward's Sheriff's Department has arrested the man who raped and
stabbed a 14-year-old girl, 25-years ago. It turned out, the alleged rapist was
no stranger to law enforcement, which helped lead to the arrest.
The victim said that she was walking home from the campus of her high
school at the end of a school day when she saw a man she didn't know stand-
ing on the steps of a portable classroom in 1985. According to BSO, the man
grabbed her, stabbed her, and pulled her under the portable classroom.
At that point, the suspect allegedly raped the teenage girl. After the rape, the
assailant said he knew where the girl lived and he would kill her if there was
any media coverage of the rape.
The girl made it home, but was scratched, bruised, and had an open stab
wound in her stomach. A rape kit was collected and peerfield Beach Police
Department investigated but never identified the alleged assailant.
The DNA was entered into a national and there was a hit found. In September
2010, DNA submitted by 47-year-old Renis Oleriedge, a homeless man who had
been 20-years-old and living in Deerfield Beach at the time of rape.
Oleriedge had been arrested in 2008 for cocaine possession and at the time,
his DNA was entered into the national database. After Oleriedge was arrested
Wednesday, he denied all of the charges.



A man who had been wanted for attempting to ram his car against another
person has been arrested nearly five months after the incident occurred.
North Miami Beach police say that on May 10th, Marc Parris, 22, got into
an argument with a customer at Miami Prime Restaurant at 163rd Street and
Biscayne Boulevard. The victim, whom police did not name, told police he was
leaving the restaurant when he saw a car speeding toward him.
The front of the car struck him and the impact catapulted him over the car's
hood and windshield. In spite of this, the man was able to get up in an attempt
to get to his car. But Parris is accused of charging at him a second time, North
Miami Beach police said in a statement.
The victim was injured and his car sustained major damage, police said.
Parris who lives in Miramar was arrested on Oct. 22 and has been charged
with attempted murder with a motor vehicle.


Miami police said that they had made an arrest on Oct. 28 in a nearly year-old
case in which two men were gunned down following a fight at a Hialeah strip
Police said thanks to an anonymous tip they were able to track down 25-year-
old Jose Adonis Martinez who now faces two counts of first-degree murder.
Last year, family members of the two victims -- Franco Rodriguez, 39, and
32-year-old Manuel Suarez made a public plea asking for help tracking down
the killer.
On the morning on November 22nd, 2009, police say Rodriguez and Suarez
were at a strip club known as PT's Show Club, located off the Palmetto Express-
way near Northwest 103rd Street.
Family members at the time said Rodriguez and Suarez had gone to the club
and at some point had gotten into a fight with another man or group of men.

PLC chief Tony Hayward has
acknowledged that the com-
pany was unprepared for the
disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil
spill and the media frenzy it
spawned, and said the firm
came close to financial disas-
ter as its credit sources evapo-
In an interview with the BBC
to be broadcast Tuesday, Hay-
ward said company's contin-
gency plans were inadequate
and "we were making it up day
to day."
"What was going on was
some extraordinary engineer-
ing," he said in extracts re-
leased in advance by the BBC.
"But when it was played out in
the full glare of the media as
it was, of course it looked like
fumbling and incompetence."
An April 20 explosion aboard
a Gulf oil rig killed 11 workers
and kicked off the worst oil
spill in U.S. history.
Hayward said BP was "not
prepared to deal with the in-
tensity of the media scrutiny"


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-REUTERS photo/Sergei Karpukhin
BP's outgoing Chief Executive Tony Hayward (R) and newly ap-
pointed CEO Bob Dudley attend a meeting with Russia's Deputy
Prime Minister Igor Sechin in Moscow, August 4.

it faced as millions of barrels
of oil poured into the ocean
and washed up on shore.
Hayward left his post last
month after taking much of
the flak for BP's poor pub-
lic handling of the disaster.
Gaffes including his state-
ment that "I want my life
back" were ridiculed in the

U.S. media and seized on by
critics of BP.
Hayward said he was "pretty
angry" at the personal vilifica-
"If I had done a degree at
RADA (The Royal Academy of
Dramatic Art) rather than a
degree in geology, I may have
done better, but I'm not cer-

State and federal marijuana laws collide

Policies affect employment,
housing, banking

By Oren Dorell

People who use marijuana
for medicinal purposes in
states where it is legal are be-
ing penalized by the federal
government because pot is
still illegal under U.S. law.
At Denver unemployment of-
fices, medical users fired for
failing a drug test are denied
unemployment benefits, says
lawyer Kimberlie Ryan, who
represents some of those ap-
In California, Jim Lacy, 60,
who has an arthritic hip and
uses medical marijuana for
pain relief, says he has had
his stash confiscated and been
threatened with arrest at Bor-
der Patrol checkpoints near
his Jacumba home.
In Las Vegas, N.M., cancer
patient Robert Jones, 70, says
he has been notified that his
federal rent subsidy is being
revoked because he is a medi-
cal-marijuana user.
Marijuana dispensary opera-
tor Steve DeAngelo of Harbor-
side Health Center in Oakland
says his federally insured bank
dumped his account because
he deals in an illegal drug.
Problems occur at airport
security checkpoints in medi-


-Photo by Craig Fritz
Patients who use marijuana in states where it's legal for me-
dicinal puproses are getting into trouble under federal law.

cal marijuana states. Baggage
screeners, who work for the
federal Transportation Se-
curity Administration, turn
medical marijuana users over
to local police for prosecution,
according to Ed Skvarna, chief
of the Burbank airport police.
"It's outrageous, but the
government's cannabis poli-
cies are outrageous," says Bill
Panzer, an Oakland lawyer
who co-wrote the nation's first
medical-marijuana law, ap-
proved by California voters in
The White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy
website says smoking mari-

juana "is not considered mod-
ern medicine." It says the drug
has a high potential for abuse,
the smoke can be as harmful
as cigarettes, and it has not
been proven effective under

the standards of the Food and
Drug Administration.
The Justice Department
does not usually prosecute
medical-marijuana users, but
officials of other federal agen-
cies say they are required to
treat pot as an illegal drug.
"We're charged with enforc-
ing federal law," says Border
Patrol spokeswoman Kelly
Landlords "may exercise dis-
cretion" in deciding whether to
evict tenants who use medi-
cal marijuana, says Helen
Kanovsky, general counsel for
the Department of Housing
and Urban Development. New
Mexico HUD administrator
Mandy Griego says HUD's pol-
icy is that pot, "for medicinal
purposes or not," is prohibited
at HUD-subsidized properties,
and termination for posses-
sion "must be applied consis-
tently for all tenants."

Ex-CEO says BPwas unprepared

By Jill Lawless
Associated Press



College still a priority for most Northwestern students

School's 'F' grade fails to tell the whole story

By Sevin Akbar
Miami Times Writer

Over 300 students and par-
ents showed up for North-
western Senior High School's
(NSHS) annual college fair, held
last Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the
school's Lee R. Perry Sports
Complex. And according to
LarMarc G. Anderson, CAP ad-
visor, one of the co-planners of
the event, education beyond
high school is not only a goal
for the majority of his students,
but with the proper research
and planning a real reality.
"When I graduated from Mi-
ami-Edison back in 1986, to go
to college your parents had to
have money, or you had to be
an athlete or band member so
you could get a scholarship,"
he said. "When all else failed
there was always the military.
But today there are so many
more options- trade schools,
speciality schools, even pro-
grams in cosmetology. But you
can't be timid and that's where
a lot of our kids fall short. They
are afraid to seek more infor-
mation and their parents often
don't know any more than they
do. That's why these college
fairs are so important."

Anderson, along with North-
western's College Resource
Coordinator Irene Wisenbak-
er-Clark, was able to convince
approximately 100 post-sec-
ondary institutions and sev-
eral branches of the military to
gather at the school and con-
nect with future consumers.
Truth be told, despite a lagging
economy, high rates of unem-
ployment among college gradu-
ates and increasing tuition,
American high school students
are still sold on the idea of at-
tending college.
But do students at schools
like Northwestern with a most-
ly-Black population, whose
graduation rates and school
progress grades often don't
match up to school's in more
affluent areas, really care
about college. Anderson says of
course they do.

"Yes, the FCAT grade for our
school was an 'F' in 2010," he
said. "But that 'F' grade does
not tell the whole story. In fact,
82 percent of the seniors that
graduated last year that's
403 students. And 73 percent
of those went on to some form

Obama backs India

in quest for U.N. seat

By Calum MacLeod

NEW DELHI President
Obama wrapped up his visit
here recently by endorsing In-
dia's long-held demand for a
permanent seat on the United
Nations Security Council a
pronouncement that won ap-
plause and skepticism from
Indians that the change could
happen soon.
"The just and sustainable in-
ternational order that America
seeks includes a United Nations
that is efficient, effective, cred-
ible and legitimate," Obama
said as he called for India to be
part of a reformed council.
After Obama and first lady
Michelle Obama headed to a
state banquet in the Indian

work together to improve har-
vests using new technologies
and farming techniques, and a
U.S.-Indian partnership to help
promote open government in
"These are of far greater sig-
nificance to the ordinary Indi-
an," he said.
Another concern of India's is
"India does need America,
just as South Korea, Vietnam
and Japan do. We're all grow-
ing, but we're growing in Chi-
na's shadow. Having the U.S.
as the resident power in Asia
is not that bad an option,"
Chaulia said. .
Obama also pushed for great-
er market access for U.S. com-
panies in India.

.. ...


-Photo by Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images
In New Delhi, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
spread rose petals during a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat,
a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian indepen-
dence whom Obama has called a "real hero" of his.

president's British-built palace,
analysts played down the sig-
nificance of Obama's support
for a permanent Indian seat on
the Security Council.
"The Security Council 'com-
mitment' could be the big-tick-
et item that will remain in the
memory" after Obama's visit,
said Sreeram Chaulia, an in-
ternational affairs expert at the
Jindal Global Law School in
Haryana. "The imponderables
include what will be China's re-
Mani Shankar Aiyar, a dip-
lomat and political columnist,
said India "should not go 'round
begging for a seat."
"It is for the international
community to request it," he
said, adding that Obama's
speech "is a little sign of hope,
but not a big one."
The five permanent members
of the Security Council are the
United States, China, France,
the United Kingdom and Rus-
sia. Japan is the only other
country the United States has
endorsed for permanent mem-
Aiyar said Indians were more
interested in Obama's vow to

Bhaskar Goswami, an agri-
culture and trade policy ana-
lyst with the Forum for Bio-
technology and Food Security,
a New Delhi-based think tank,
said more access for American
farmers will hurt India's farm-
ers, who work tiny patches of
"We have enough food to feed
our hungry, but what is lacking
is the political will" to curb the
corruption that sees 65 percent
of food marked for the poor leak
onto the open market, Goswa-
mi said.
Obama's comments on Paki-
stan drew criticism Sunday
from student questioners who
challenged U.S. support for In-
dia's rival.
Pakistan criticized Obama's
call to add India to the Security
Council, and Pakistani politi-
cian Mushahid Hussain Syed
said the United States has good
reason to support Pakistan'.
"We remain very high on the
U.S. agenda," said Syed, secre-
tary-general of the center-right
Pakistan Muslim League. "The
war (in Afghanistan) can only
be won" with Pakistan's sup-
port, he said.

of secondary education. One
student, Shaunte L. Butler,
was even admitted and chose
to matriculate at Harvard Uni-
The fair was open to students
of all ages from all over the
county and many of those stu-
dents will be the first in their
family to attend college. One
such student is Jasmine Tiara
Kearse, 17, the oldest of her
siblings who currently possess-
es a 4.0 grade point average
and wants to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida. She attended
the college fair along with her
mother who came seeking in-
formation regarding academic
scholarship money.
According to Mr. Anderson,
students like Jasmine, have
a very strong shot at gaining
access to academic scholar-
ships. He estimates that 65 per-
cent of the 4.1 million dollars of
scholarship money received by
students in the class of 2010
was for academic merit rather
than athletic achievement.
Many experts say they see a
growing change in the kinds
of skills and education that




-Miami Times photo/Sevin Akbar
Sergeant Charles B. Ashford (r), U.S. Army, discusses college
and career choices with JROTC member and Northwestern ninth
grader Joshua Scott, 15, the school's recent college fair.

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either a bachelor's degree from
a four-year college or an asso-
ciate degree from a community
college. Instead of academic
knowledge, the report indi-
cates that so-called "soft skills"
like a "good work ethic, an abil-
ity to collaborate with others,
facility in oral communication
and social responsibility" will
be far more important than
academic subjects.
These sound like the type
of skills that Joshua Scott,
15, "a ninth grader, has al-
ready learned and will con-
tinue to practice as a student
in the Junior ROTC program
at NSHS. He is already a pub-
lished poet who is consider-
ing a professional career as
an actor. But he says he came
to the career fair to begin to
prepare for the day, two years
from now, when someone will
press him to respond to the in-
evitable question, "So what do
you really want to be when you
grow up?"





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make Black


By Christopher Nelson

Two years ago Blacks na-
tionwide celebrated a water-
shed moment with the elec-
tion of the nation's first Black
president. Two years later
history is still being made,
this time, by some of the oth-
er Blacks seeking elective of-
In the lead up to Tuesday's
election much was made of
the fact that Blacks still faced
hurdles when trying to win
statewide office.
There were several Blacks
who had hoped to head to
the governor's mansion this
year, including Congress-
man Artur Davis of Alabama,

-AP Photo/Alice Keeney
Tim Scott, Republican Rep.-elect for South Carolina's First
Congressional District, celebrates his victory in North Charleston,
South Carolina, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

and Georgia Attorney Gen-
eral Thurbert Baker who had
both sought to become their
state's first Black governors.
While neither one of their
bids was successful, Massa-
chusetts Governor Deval Pat-
rick became the first Black

governor to be given a second
term in office. Patrick is the
second Black elected to the
position of governor of a U.S.
state, but former Virginia
Governor L. Douglas Wilder
was barred from seeking a
second consecutive term in

office by state law.
President Obama swept into
office on a wave of change,
and there was a similar
theme last night for Republi-
cans as they took control of
the House of Representatives
but not the U.S. Senate. The
divided Congress will also see
increased diversity within the
Republican caucus.
In South Carolina Tim
Scott was elected to Con-
gress becoming one of two
Black Republican members
of Congress, the first since
former Congressman J.C.
Watts represented an Okla-
homa congressional district.
Scott will be joined by Tea
Party favorite Allen West of
Florida, the military veteran
who defeated his Democratic
rival to secure his place in
Washington in the upcoming
Their wins were successes
in a year when many thought
we might see the rise of the
Black Republican given the
increased candidacies by
Black conservatives. Black
candidates for the Senate

however, fell short. Kendrick
Meek and Michael Thurmond
lost in Florida and Geor-
gia respectively, while Alvin
Greene's longshot wound up
looking like a novelty.
And yet, another milestone
was also made in a southern
state as Terri Sewell, a Princ-
eton and Harvard educated
lawyer became the first Black
woman to serve in Congress
from the state of Alabama.
Sewell is replacing Artur Da-
vis who gave up his seat in
Congress to run for Gover-
It remains to be seen if ei-
ther Scott or West will join the
Congressional Black Caucus
which is currently made up
of all Democrats.





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A reflective President looks to new realities of Washington

By Tony Best
Special to the NNPA

A reflective U.S. President
Barack Obama, chastened by
the Democratic loss of their ma'-
jority in the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives but buoyed by his
party's ability to hold the Sen-
ate has put job creation and ac-
celerating the pace of economic
growth at the top of his agenda
for the next two years.
Accepting blame, not only for
the loss of the House and his
party's reduced strength in the
Senate but also for the defeat of
at least nine governors across
the country, Obama acknowl-
edged that he hadn't done
enough to change the culture

and ways of doing business in
Washington. However, he de-
fended his Administration's
emphasis on health care re-
form, stimulating the economy
and other signature measures,
which he insisted were vital to
stop the economic free-for-all
he had inherited.
Speaking during an hour
long news conference at the
White House the day after the
mid-term elections, the Presi-
dent said that he felt bad about
the loss of so many prominent
and dedicated public servants
who were defeated in House,
Senate, and gubernatorial rac-
es. But, he vowed to put more
Americans back to work and
to improve their earning and

spending power.
Job creation is an important
question for Republicans and
Democrats, he told reporters.
The President seemingly took
solace in the Democrats ability
to retain the Senate by the nar-
rowest of margins, especially
the victory bv Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, a
feat which public opinion polls
in the two weeks before Tues-
day election had put in doubt.
Obama vowed to work with
both Republicans and Demo-
crats to accelerate the pace of
But the somber atmosphere
at the crowded news confer-
ence at the White House didn't
extend to Albany in New York


as Andrew Cuomo sailed to
an overwhelming victory in
the race for Governor to suc-
ceed David Paterson. The
sweet taste of victory enjoyed
by Cuomo, who defeated Con-
servative Republican candidate
Carl Paladino by close to a two-
to-one margin wasn't the only
joyous note for Democrats in
the Empire State. Eric Schnei-
derman handily thumped Dan
Donovan, Staten Island Dis-
trict Attorney, to become State
Attorney General and Thomas
DiNapoli overcame a strong
challenge from Republican
Harry Wilson to remain State
While the Democrats cruised
to an easy victory once again in

the Assembly, they may have
to wait several days to know
if they are going to retain the
majority in the State Senate.
With the 59 seats declared so
far evenly being divided, about
three remain to be decided and
that could make a difference
between sweeping the Repub-
licans or sharing power with
them for the next two years.
In Massachusetts, Duval Pat-
rick won a second term as Gov-
ernor. Once again, New York-
ers voted once again to restrict
members of the City Council,
the Mayor, Comptroller, Public
Advocate and Borough Presi-
dents to two terms. In a refer-
endum, most City voters said
two terms was enough.

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Fewer 'greatest generation' vets left to honor. ,

By Emery Jeffreys -.- -." -'

ORLANDO Veterans of
World War II, America's great-
est generation, are dying at the
rate of more than 1,000 per
day. Veterans Day is Thursday.
Each year there will be fewer
and fewer opportunities to re-
member and honor the men
and women for service to their
country in World War II, the Ko-
rean War and the war in Viet-
There is one remaining U.S.
veteran of World War I, Fran-
ces Woodruff Bucklers, 109, of
Charlestown, W. Va.
A total of 2.7 million fought in
the war that never ended, the
Korean War. No surrender was
ever declared. Armed U.S. sol-
diers with weapons ready have
been staring across a narrow
no-man's land to North Korea
since the cease-fire in 1953.
A generation of 7.6 million
soldiers fought in Vietnam, one
of the nation's most unpopular
wars. They are fading at a rate
of 300 per day. Their average
age is 64.
Despite the dwindling num-
bers of older vets, their num-

bers reflect a significant part of 1919, the first anniversary of
American life. the end of World War I. Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as "became a national holiday be-
"Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, ginning in 1938.

There were other moments
of remembrance. September 2
was set aside for V-J Day, the
day Japan s emperor signed a
surrender documents in 1945.
May 8, 1945 was the day un-
conditional surrender was ac-
cepted from Nazi Germany.
President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower signed legislation in
1954 to change the name to
Veterans Day as a way to honor
those who served in all Ameri-
can wars.
The day honors living mili-
tary veterans with parades and
speeches across the nation.
A national ceremony led by
the Old Guard takes place at
the Tomb of the Unknowns at
Arlington National Cemetery in
The silent sentinels, all volun-
teers, have served at the tomb
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
since July 2, 1932.
Members do not wear rank
on their uniforms to avoid out-
ranking the unknowns, what-
ever their rank may have been.
During the time they are post-
ed at the tomb, each one walks
a silent cadence of 21 steps- a
perpetual 21-gun salute.

Civil War veteran to get long overdue grave marker

er finally will be placed on the
grave of a Black Civil War vet-
eran who lay in an unmarked
Ohio grave for nearly a century.
In a Veterans Day ceremony, a
headstone will be placed on the
grave of Clay Trotter, who died
at the age of 90 in 1926.
A burial card but no marker
was found for Trotter after res-
toration of the Hill Crest Ceme-
tery in the Cincinnati suburb of
Anderson Township. Township
Trustee Russ Jackson said he
searched for Trotter's grave for
three years before finding it last
year by using a ground probe.
"We don't know if the grave
ever got a headstone or if it was
put in the wrong place," Jack-
son, who heads the township's

Veterans Memorial Committee.
"Sometimes the headstones
were ordered fpr these guys, but
the people taking care of the
cemetery didn't put them in."

About 2,000 graves are in the
cemetery, which was founded as
a private burial site for the in-
digent, and more than 1,300 of
those belong to Black veterans
denied burial in. other cemeter-
ies because of their race. The
cemetery, neglected for years,
was restored a few years ago

with money provided by the
Ohio Army National Guard and
private donations.
The National Guard set up
headstones that had been

knocked over and obtained
news ones for unmarked graves,
but one headstone was missing.
Jackson said he found Trot-
ter's burial card at the Hamilton
County recorder's office, but did
not find out much other infor-
mation about him.
Trotter was farming in the

Lexington, Ky., area when he
was recruited to join the Union
Army in late 1864, Jackson
said. He was recruited for three
years, but the war ended less
than a year later with Trotter
owing the Union Army 95 cents
for his uniform. The only fam-
ily member listed on the burial
card was Trotter's wife, Mary.
An honor guard from Ameri-
can Legion Post 318 will pay
tribute to Trotter at'the ceremo-
ny placing the headstone pro-
vided by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs.
Jackson said one other Civil
War veteran's grave in the ceme-
tery lacks a marker. The grave's
- location is known, but the De-
partment of Veterans Affairs
has no record of that person.

U.S.-born cleric calls for death to Americans

By Jim Michaels

The U.S.-born Islamic cleric
Anwar al-Awlaki made what
looks to be his most threatening
message yet: calling on Muslims
to kill Americans at will, be-
cause it is "either us or them."
The video posted on extremist
websites Monday may be Awla-
ki's attempt to capitalize on his
recent notoriety. Awlaki, who
the United States believes is in
Yemen, is accused by Yemen
of playing a role in the sending
of bombs through the mail in
packages addressed to Chicago.
"I would think he would see
.his growing prominence as
something he should exploit,"
said Robert Grenier, former di-
rector of the CIA's counterter-
rorism center. "He understands
American idiom and American
thought, and therefore he is
particularly good at crafting
messages that will be well-re-
ceived by Western populations,"
Grenier said.
Awlaki, 39, has in past mes-
sages urged Muslims to murder
U.S. soldiers and justified the
killings of American civilians
over the United States' wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq. But this
message argued that no justifi-
cation was needed to kill Ameri-
The only way Muslims can
protect themselves from the
threat of the infidels is by sup-
porting the "mujahedeen," he
said, referring to al-Qaeda..
"Don't consult with anybody
in killing the Americans," he
said. "Fighting the devil doesn't
require consultation or prayers
seeking divine guidance. They
are the party of the devils."
The United States may have
enhanced Awlaki's stature
among budding radicals by fo-
cusing on him, others say. The
Obama administration has or-
dered him captured or killed.
"They think ... someone who is
successfully defying the United
States is respected," said Dan
Byman, an analyst at the Saban
Center for Middle East Policy
at the Brookings Institution, a
think tank.
The video comes on a day the
United States took further steps

to restrict suspicious air pack-
ages in response to cargo bombs
found Oct. 29.
The Department of Homeland
Security is banning passenger
airlines from shipping cargo


Islamic cleric Anwar
leased Monday.

that contains toner and ink car-
tridges for printers that weigh
more than a pound.
The bombs discovered in
England and Dubai were made
of similar cartridges packed
a- ... m..

al-Awlaki pictured

-AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group
in a video message re-

with explosives that had been
shipped on the all-cargo air-
lines UPS and FedEx. "These
security measures reflect our
commitment to using current
intelligence to stay ahead of
adversaries," Homeland Secu-
rity Secretary Janet Napolitano
Homeland Security also an-
nounced it was banning cargo
shipments from Yemen, where
the bombs originated, and So-
malia. The Coalition of Airline
Pilots Associations called for
broader measures, including
100% screening of items on car-
go airlines.

--Photo by PureterrahWitcher
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson spoke to a crowd of participants about
the importance of preserving'the Flat Rock slave cemetery.

Flat Rock walks the walk

to preserve slave cemetery

By Pureterrah Witcher
Special to the NNPA

A procession of more than
300 people ran, walked, and
gathered in Lithonia recently
to preserve a cemetery off Ly-
ons Road-a place where more
than 200 slaves rest.
Built in 1833, members of
the Flat Rock archives and
museum say the Flat Rock
Slave Cemetery, nestled on a
steep hillside in an affluent Li-
thonia subdivision, is missing
a number of headstone mark-
ers, security equipment, pro-
tective gate lacks, and regular
lawn maintenance.
"There are so many improve-
nients we need to make to keep
this place from being over-
taken by the decay of time,"
Johnny Waits said, president
of the Flat Rock archives and
museum, the organization
that hosted the event.
"As the oldest Black town
in DeKalb, the historical sites
and records of Flat Rock are
essential to preserving the
county's past," Waits said of
the cemetery located within
the Arabia Mountain National
Heritage Area.
Walking through the three-
acre cemetery, Waits went on
to say the cemetery has been
vandalized over the years, but
was recently cleaned up by
the Greater Atlanta Archeol-
ogy Society, and mapped and
studied by Georgia State Uni-
versity. Paperwork to get the
cemetery designated as a na-
tional historic site is under re-
Helping to consecrate the

cemetery for the first time,
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson,
D-GA, spoke to the crowd
gathered on Flat Rock Road
on the sight of DeKalb 's oldest
Black church, which was torn
down in 1971.
"Sometimes it takes stop-
ping and looking back at our
achievements to appreciate
where we are," Johnson said
to the crowd.
"The future can look hope-
less because we don't take the
time to look back, appreciate,
and preserve our history. It's
amazing to see the names and
dates on the graves," he add-
Established in antebellum
times, Flat Rock appeared on
maps in the early 1800s, how-
ever, was removed after the
Civil War, in 1868.
To pay homage to those bur-
ied in the cemetery, the full
day of events included a visit
by the 54th Massachusetts In-
fantry Company, the Atlanta
Chapter of the Buffalo Sol-
diers, music from the Georgia
Geechee Gullah Shouters, and
hourly tours to the Lyon South
River Plantation, where partic-
ipants were able to tour slave
quarters and learn about the
community from historians.
"It's great to be able to bring
my family out here to see the
cemetery to experience the
history and culture. We've
never seen something like
this," Renee Wright of Lithonia
said, who walked with her chil-
dren in the 5K Benefit Walk.
"I hope this is continued.
More people need to know all
about this place," Wright said.

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Trotter was farming in the Lexington, Ky., area when
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MDC student takes top journalism award

Five student publications cited for

"creativity and innovation"

By D. Kevin McNeir

The literary magazines of Mi-
ami Dade College (MDC), Miam-
biance and Urbana could eas-
ily be mistaken for the kinds of
mainstream publications that
one sees on newsstands and in
stores every day. They are de-
scribed as "edgy" and have some
of the best design and feature
stories around.
However, for all of MDC's five
student literary magazines, it's
more than just their covers that
are garnering them attention.
Each of the publications earned
top honors in a major colle-
giate competition sponsored by
the Florida Community College
Press Association (FCCPA) at
their annual awards ceremony
in Ocala several weeks ago.
The award-winning publica-
tions include: Axis (North Cam-
pus), Cafe Cultura (Hialeah
Campus), Metromorphosis (Wolf-
son Campus) Miambiance (Ken-
dall Campus) and Urbana (Inte-
rAmerican Campus). All five are
produced entirely by students.
What's more, the names of each

publication were chosen to re-
flect the area and culture where
each campus is located. The
magazines allow students the
opportunity to develop their ar-
tistic and literary freedom while
making a connection to their
Besides the FCCPA honors,
the magazines already picked up
awards at the Associated Colle-
giate Press (ACP)'s annual cere-
mony on Oct. 30th in Louisville,
KY. The magazines have been
recognized for excellence in art,
design, editing and photography.
Miambiance's editor Grace
Dopico said, "We're all really ex-
cited about this year's awards
which were well-deserved. It took
a lot of effort from the staff in all
areas from copyediting to layout
to design. We're more eager to
make several changes to the en-
tire magazine's concept . and
we want to be more innovative
with the design and content."
MDC professor and co-advisor
Victor Calderin added, "This
year's magazine is a testament to
the campus' commitment to the
literary and creative work of our

Students camp out to raise awareness of homeless peers

Associated Press

Students from Juneau-
Douglas High School spent a
night in cardboard shanties to
raise awareness and money for
homeless students in the com-
The Juneau Empire reports
19 students recently set up a
camp on the basketball court
of Riverbend Elementary
School and made signs to put
up at a grocery store to draw


attention to the cause, con-
tinuing an event sponsored
by the school's Rotary Interact
Club since 2004.
The law defines a student as
part of a "family in transition"
when the student lacks a fixed,
regular and adequate night-
time residence. That might in-
clude temporarily living with
relatives or stays in a shelter,
vehicle, trailer, campground or
It includes staying in a place

without adequate heat, elec-
tricity or water or overcrowd-
ing, or "couch surfing" rotat-
ing between friends' houses.
The students this year were
almost entirely young women.
So far this year they've raised
more than $1,500, not count-
ing this weekend's activities.
Dixie Weiss, a Spanish teach-
er and Rotary Club member,
said the number of homeless
students has increased each
year. A few years ago there

were 163.
"This year there are 194
identified," she said. "That's
the key. There could be a lot
more at the high schools. Un-
less they self-identify, we don't
know. We never know how
many there are, sad to say."
Money raised is split between
the Glory Hole shelter for fam-
ily food boxes and for the dis-
trict homeless fund.
Counselors or school nurses
will refer a student for the fund

if, for example, they are con-
sidered a student in transition
and need clothing. The student
can go to a store and pick out
what clothing. A staff member
will later purchase the items.
Krista Thomson, Inter-
act Club president, and Sid
Browning, club vice president,
participated in the camp-out
last year.
'It got a little cold, but it
definitely raised awareness,"
Browning said. "This year,

coming back, I tried to raise
more money and more aware-
Thomson said it changed
her perspective and the event
makes an opening for others to
"We're not naive," Weiss
said. "We realize our home-
less students don't sleep out
in boxes. This is symbolic. We
don't have a solution. If there
were a solution we wouldn't be


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Mt. Carmel hosts gospel,

singing and danceshow

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Reverend Douglas Cook, 82, of Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist
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Local panel confronts and

redefines domestic violence
By Kaila Heard ,.
Last Thursday, two of Miami's anti-violence organiza-
tions, Sisterhood of Survivors and Miami International -*. .-
Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy hosted -f-:..
a Domestic Violence Awareness Panel at the Belafonte :
Tacolcy Center in Liberty City.
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Maame-Mensima Horne, a member for Mi-lola, the women of
color reproductive justice organization, moderated, Domestic .--:
Violence panel held at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center on Oct. 28. "

For 42 years, Reverend
Douglas Cook has led the Lib-
erty City's Jordan Grove Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Recently, the street sign
near the church located at
59th Street and 12th Avenue
was named in honor of the
"I'm proud of [Commis-
sioner Richard Dunn] and
thlisa governmentfor honoring
me," Cook said simply of the
long due recognition
Born on December 25,
1927, Cook was raised as a
sharecropper's son in Syl-
vania, Georgia. He turned
his life over to Christ when
he was only 15 years old.

When he was 17 years old
he moved to Miami and be-
gan working for the Seaboard
Railroad which then merged
into Coast Line for 27 years.
Throughout his working
years, he was also a dedi-
cated church-goer, volun-
teering his time as an usher
and joining the choir, before
finally serving as a deacon
at Greater New Bethal Bap-
tist Church in Opa-locka for
16 years. The Lord cam e to
me and said that I had to
carry on the word through
the gospel,"said Cook, which
began his path to becoming a
Cook knew he would go
wherever called with one
condition "I didn't want a
storefront church," he ex-
plained. Eventually, Cook
was installed as the senior

pastor of Jordan Grove MBC
in 1968.
When Cook became the
senior pastor, Jordan Grove
was a church with approxi-
mately 70 members.
In order to gain the trust of
his new congregation, Cook
knew the best way would be
if he would lead by example.
"I came in praying, paying
tithes and showing them that
it can be done," he said.
Eventually the church was
overflohwina n.meg-,,.
bers, so much so that the
church moved to its current
location, acquired additional
land to expand the church
and even bought properties
in the surrounding neighbor-
"Through the grace of god, I
stepped over the challenges,"
said Cook.

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effort to expand its reach and outreach. "The Links,
Incorporated is a 64-year-old international association
of talented women built upon a foundation of friendship
and service," said Frazier. "Miami-Dade County Florida
needs these ladies and others to help build a better
community. We have high expectations for the local
service programming our newest chapter will provide."
The Miami-Biscayne Bay Chapter is the third chapter
of The Links, Incorporated to be established within the
geographic boundaries of Miami-Dade County, FL. It
joins an assembly of 275 chapters across 42 states, the
District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the






Blacks face 72 percent unwed mother's rate

By Jesse Washington
AP National Writer

Part One
HOUSTON (AP) One recent
day at Dr. Natalie Carroll's OB-
GYN practice, located inside a
low-income apartment complex
tucked between a gas station
and a freeway, 12 pregnant
Black women come for consul-
tations. Some bring their chil-
dren or their mothers. Only one
brings a husband.
Things move slowly here.
Women sit shoulder-to-shoul-
der in the narrow waiting room,
sometimes for more than an
hour. Carroll does not rush her
mothers in and out. She wants
her babies born as healthy as
possible, so Carroll spends time
talking to the mothers about
how they should care for them-
selves, what she expects them
to do and why they need to
get married.
Seventy-two percent of Black
babies are born to unmar-
ried mothers today, according
to government statistics. This
number is inseparable from the
work of Carroll, an obstetrician

who has dedicated her 40-year
career to helping Black women.
"The girls don't think they
have to get married. I tell them
children deserve a mama and a
daddy. They really do," Carroll
says from behind the desk of
her office, which has cushioned
pink-and-green armchairs, bars
on the windows, and a wooden
"LOVE" carving between two Af-
rican figurines. Diamonds circle
Carroll's ring finger.
As the issue of Black unwed
parenthood inches into public
discourse, Carroll is among the
few speaking boldly about it.
And as a Black woman who has
brought thousands of babies
into the world, who has sacri-
ficed income to serve Houston's
poor, Carroll is among the few
whom Black women will actu-
ally listen to.
"A mama can't give it all. And
neither can a daddy, not by
themselves," Carroll says. "Part
of the reason is because you
can only give that which you
have. A mother cannot give all
that a man can give. A truly in-
volved father figure offers more
fullness to a child's life."




Statistics show just what that
fullness means. Children of un-
married mothers of any race are
more likely to perform poorly in
school, go to prison, use drugs,
be poor as adults, and have
their own children out of wed-
The Black community's 72
percent rate eclipses that of
most other groups: 17 percent
of Asians, 29 percent of whites,
53 percent of Hispanics and 66
percent of Native Americans
were born to unwed mothers
in 2008, the most recent year
for which government figures
are available. The rate for the
overall U.S. population was 41
This issue entered the public
( consciousness in 1965, when a
now famous government report
by future senator Daniel Patrick
SMoynihan described a "tangle of
pathology" among Blacks that
fed a 24 percent Black "illegiti-
macy" rate. The white rate then
was 4 percent.
Many accused Moynihan,
who was white, of "blaming the
victim:" of saying that Black
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Bishop Long formally denies charges THE PARENT ACADEMY

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By Megan Matteucci

Bishop Eddie Long filed four
lengthy responses in Georgia's
DeKalb County State Court last
Monday, denying all allegations
that he coerced young men into
sexual relationships.
In the filings obtained by The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Long asked for the four lawsuits
to be dismissed and judgment
to be entered in his favor.
In September, four young
men -- Maurice Robinson, An-
thony Flagg, Jamal Parris and
Spencer LeGrande -- filed suits
against Long and New Birth
Missionary Baptist Church. The
young men claimed- Long co-
erced them into having sex with
him in exchange for lavish gifts,
trips and jobs. In the filings,
Long said it has been a practice
of his to occasionally share a
room with members of his con-
gregation. However, he said "the
plaintiffs claims of sexual mis-
conduct are not true."

Bishop Eddie Long
The plaintiffs allege the sexu-
al relations occurred when they
were 16 or older. The legal age
of consent is 16 in Georgia.
The plaintiffs' attorney, B.J.
'Bernstein, told the AJC that
she had not received copies of
the responses and could not

On Monday, Long filed four
separate responses, each about
30 pages and denying each ac-
cusation point by point. He ad-
mitted that he took the men on
trips, but he denied the com-
plaints of sexual contact. He
did admit to hugging some of
the men.
"Bishop Long admits that it
is common among his church
congregation for members to
hug each other and hug the
Bishop," the suit reads.
Long also admitted to giving
the plaintiffs gifts, including
cars, and helping them finan-
cially, but he denied that it was
in exchange for sex. He said he
has- "provided sporadic finan-
cial assistance," and he rou-
tinely pays for rent and other
expenses for New Birth mem-
bers, according to the filings.
In the filings, Long also ad-
mitted to speaking on the
phone with the men, but said
he could not recall who initi-
ated the calls. He also admitted

that the men called him "Dad-
dy," "Bishop" and "Granddad-
dy," but said many members
of his congregation called him
similar names.
"Bishop Long admits that he
mentors many young men from
challenged backgrounds who
have often been without the
benefit of a male role model,"
according to his filings.
In his filings, Long said he is
a "bold revolutionary spiritual
leader," and Long has built a
ministry that places "special
emphasis on outreach to men,
reinforcing to men the impor-
tance of partnering with a min-
istry that will grow them spiri-
Long has requested a status
and scheduling conference to
discuss a timeline for the case.
New Birth still needs to file a
response. The 25,000-mem-
ber church is based in south
DeKalb County, but has satel-
lites in Charlotte and several
other locations.

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Church missionary model ineffective ...

By Michelle Vu

The contemporary church
growth model can only reach
a maximum of 40 percent
of the American population,
said a leading thinker in the
missional movement last
This is a problem because
95 percent of American
churches are using a model
that even if successful will
reach less than half the pop-
ulation, said Alan Hirsch, an
internationally recognized
missiologist and founding di-
rector of Forge Mission Train-
ing Network. He spoke at "The
Genius of And" conference,
hosted by Granger Commu-
nity Church in Granger, Ind.
Most churches target the
40 percent of the population
that's within the cultural dis-
tance of the church, he ex-
plained. Meanwhile, attrac-
tional churches that have
more of an external focus
and cultural relevance will,
again, only work for 40 per-
cent of the American popula-
tion. And after a few years of
coming to Christ, most people
are socialized out of their
context and into the context
of the church, which removes
them from their sphere of in-
That leaves 60 percent
of the population that the
church is not reaching.
"Does anyone see a prob-
lem here? It is called all our
eggs are in one basket," said
Hirsch in his message titled,
"Living in the Land of And."
"At any given point and time
to resolve the missional chal-
lenges in which we face we

only have a variation of one
Hirsch cited Einstein's fa-
mous quote, "Problems can-
not be solved by the same
level of thinking that created
them," and called on church
leaders to use their imagina-
"Many in our population are
increasingly in isolation from
us and we have to take the
message to them," said the
missiologist, born in South
Africa to a Jewish family.
To illustrate his point about
the 40 and 60 percent, he
used the business strategies
of Red Ocean and Blue Ocean.
The Red Ocean is highly com-
petitive space where competi-
tors have to compete for the
same market. On the other
hand, the Blue Ocean Strat-
egy is one where you innovate
and create new demand in an
uncontested market space.
American churches are
overwhelmingly going after
the same market, the 40 per-
cent, leaving the larger 60
percent and increasing un-
reached, he said.

But American churches are
capable of being both attrac-
tional churches and mission-
al churches, he said.
"It is the first time you are
living in an unchurched, de-
churched culture," comment-
ed Hirsch. "America has been
churched for so long and now
we have to think differently.
That is why it sounds like such
a challenge, but [it is a] great
opportunity to expand our un-
derstanding of the church."
Church, he stressed, comes
out of mission, not the other
way around. "We need to plant
the Gospel and let church
come out of that."
Hirsch was the opening ple-
nary speaker at "The Genius
of And" conference, which
focuses on how established
churches can continue to at-
tract crowds and use their
strength to release missional
communities. The two-day
conference aims to address
the problem of America hav-
ing more churches than at
any point in history, yet fac-
ing church attendance de-


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God never stops loving us

The Book of Job has always
been Biblical scripture used as
an example of patience. I would
like to submit to you to think of
the Book of Job from another
perspective. Of course, I would
not begin to attempt to change
God's precious Word, but late-

ly, when I think of Job, I am re-
minded that this is a man who
the devil tried to destroy. The
Lord gave specific instructions
to Satan to not take Job's life,
so the enemy employed other
means of attack methods
that are still being used today.


The A.M. Cohen Temple
Women Ensemble (Voices of
Victory) is having their 15th
Anniversary Celebration with a
musical on Friday at 7:30 p.m.;
and a luncheon and workshops
on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Pres.
G. Cohen at 786-344-8778.

Mattie Nottage Ministries
and Juanita Bynum Ministries
invites the community to 'No
More Sheets: Breaking The
Chains' Revival 2010, Dec 1-3
at 7 p.m. nightly at The Double
Tree Miami Mart Hotel. Register
at www.mattienottage. org or call

New Life Family Worship
Center invites the community to
Bible Study on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church is having
Friends and Family Day services
on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

New Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church is hosting their third
Annual Women's Conference
with services on Nov. 12 at 7:30
p.m.; Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m.; and

Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sister Cynthia Williams at 305-

The Booker T. Washington
Class of 6T5 is hosting
their second Annual Holiday
Extravaganza on Dec. 4, 8 p.m.
- 12 a.m. at Hialeah's Grand
Parisiaen Ballroom. Barbara
Graham at 305-205-7115 or
Sarah Benn at 305-620-4610.

The Revelation Christian
Academy is sponsoring a
Harvest Bazaar Nov. 13, 8 a.m. -
4:30 p.m. 305-758-5656 or 305-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965 requests all
members be present at their
meeting on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
at the African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center.

An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc. is having Revival
Sunday on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.

N A Mission with a New
Beginning Church members
invites the community to their
Sunday Worship service at

Satan used decep-
tion. Satan tried to
persuade Job, like
he did Eve, to believe
in lies.
With Eve, Satan
wanted her to believe
that God would not
hold her account- -
able if she disobeyed
God. With Job, he wanted him
to believe that God did not love
him. He wanted Job to believe
that the afflictions and trials
that he bore were because God
had deserted him. Satan is
still successfully using this lie

11:15 a.m. on Thursdays, Prayer
Meetings at 6:30 p.m. and Bible
Class at 7 p.m.

N Come along and join Saint
Cecelia's chapter of Saint
Agnes Episcopal Church on
Thursday, May 26-30, 2011 to
Atlanta, Georgia and Shorter,
Alabama. If interested sign
up with Betty Blue, Florence
Moncur and Louise Cromartie.

You are cordially invited
to our Calendar Tea at Saint
Agnes Episcopal Church on
Sunday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Hope
to see you there! 305-573-5330.

0 Shady Grove Missionary
Baptist Church now offers a
South Florida Workforce Access
Center for job seekers open
Monday Friday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Maggie Porcher, 305-448-

Greater Harvest Baptist
Church invites the community
to their Nurses Guild Ministry's
Consecration Service at the El
Palacio on Nov. 14 at 9:45 a.m.
Veronica Watson, 305-693-

Fifth Church of Christ,
Scientist hosts a "Prayer,
Healing and You" service on Nov.
14 at 2 p.m.
Bible Baptist Church hosts

If asked if we love
L God. most of us would
say with emphasis,
vyes.' And we are equal-
-ly as convinced that
God love us. But are
our conclusions the
same when we have
suffered the loss of a
child like Job? Would
the statement be delivered
without any doubt if your body
was afflicted with disease from
head to toe as with Job? It is
easy to emphatically our raise
voices proclaiming God's love
for us and vice versa, when
things are going well. We can

Pastor's Seventh Anniversary
Nov. 11 12 at 7:30 p.m. and
Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.

Running for Jesus
Outreach Ministries invites
choirs and soloists to participate
in 'Yes We Can' Youth Awareness
Celebration Service .on Nov. 27
at 7:45 p.m. H. Johnson, 954-

M First United Methodist
Church of Coral Springs invites
everyone to volunteer for their
Pack-N-Ship for Soldiers event
to prepare love boxes for troops
overseas on Nov. 20, 11 a.m. 1
p.m. 754-368-4567.

M Alpha Gamma Chapter
of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,
invites you and your 7th grade
son/daughter to attend the
2010 Parent Orientation for the
Bee-ette and Senord Preparatory
Program, 9-11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 11 at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center. Please call
to confirm your attendance Ms.
Twyla Miller 305-898-1701.

M Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church is offering
fish dinners every Friday and
Saturday and noonday prayers
every Saturday. Call Reverend
Willie McCrae, 305-770-7064 or
Annie Chapman, 786-312-4260.

The mentoring program

point to our new home, our
new car, our advancing career
or our beautiful children to
show how blessed we are. But
can you point to your head
where you have lost your hair
because of chemo treatments
and declare that God loves
you? Will you be able to declare
with total certainty that God
loves you when you are pack-
ing up your children to move
from your foreclosed home?
Can you say with assurance
that God loves you immediately
after your spouse informs you
that they are leaving you for
someone else?

for sixth graders, Iota Gems
and Gents, is looking for new
participants. 305-688-2384.

Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist is hosting a Block
Party at their newly reopened
Community Outreach Center on
Nov. 21, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 305-

B Miami Jackson Alumni
Association is calling all former
cheerleaders, drill team, band
members, majorettes, dance line
and flagettes for upcoming Soul
Bowl Alumni Pep Rally. 305-
804-5371 or 305-651-5599.

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 invites all class
members to their monthly class
meetings every third Saturday
of each month at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.

God Word God Way class
will continue after covocation
in St. Louis. Chieftain pastor is
asking for prayer for Texas trip.
Call information 786-326-3455.

Miami Northwestern Sr.
High Class of 1961 is planning for
their 50th reunion. Classmates
are encouraged to join monthly
meetings, the second Tuesday
of each month, September-May,
at the Little River Park. Marva,

Let me assure you of some-
thing based on scripture. God
does indeed love His people. In
Psalm 18: 16-19, David is con-
fident of his deliverance and
rescue, simply because he
knew that God loved him. He
states that God took delight
in him. No matter what David
had done, or how much havoc
he may have caused, he knew
that God loved him. He found
his strength in this knowl-
edge. This realization gave him
.God is not always pleased
with what we do, but He never
stops loving us.

Eugene and Mary
Thompson Inc. invite you
to a presentation on "The
Advantages &, Benefits of the
501C3" at 10 a.m., every first
Saturday. Mary, 305-303-

The Sigma Chi Chapter
of Alpha Phi Omega will
hold monthly meetings every
fourth Sunday. Kenneth "Ferg"
Ferguson, 786-274-9226.

The True Word of the
Holiness Church invites .you
to attend worship services on
Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 10 a.m. 305-681-

Christ The King AOCC
Church in Miami Gardens
cordially invites you to Bible
study class to be held on the
first and third Mondays from 6
-7 p.m. 305-621-1513 or 305-
621-6697. Liz Bain, 305-621-

Former Montanari
employees are being sought
out for reunion. Lolita Forbes,

New Beginning Church
of Deliverance of All Nations
will meet with pregnant teens
at 6 p.m., every Wednesday.
786-291-3939 or 305-321-

Chirp, christian alternative to twitter, celebrates anniversary

By Felecia Howard

It's only been a year since
Christian Chirp was started
but the Christian alterna-
tive to Tv.itter has had its fair
share of controversy.
In fact, at its start, the so-
cial networking site was criti-
cized for ostracizing Chris-
tians 'from the rest of the

world, accused of being an
a.nti-gay site. and was shut
down tice.
James Paris. founder of
Chnstian Chirp, celebrated
the first ann'iersary of the
site last Monday. He recalled
some of the bumps on the
road he had to get over as he
sought to establish an alter-
native to the Lmmensely pop-

ular rrmicroblogging sen ice.
Just as he was launching
the site, he was ahead', re-
ceiving negative feedback.
Michael Hyatt, chairman
and CEO of Thomas Nelson
Publishers, wrote several
negative comments or, Twitter
about the new site that trig-
gered a rvweet battle between
himself and Paris.

Hyatt said on his tweet,
"The Christian alternative to
Twitter.' Great. All we need is
another ghetto. No thanks."
Paris released a statement
at that time, saving, "I do not
understand why some people
are so upset about us start-
ing a Christian alternative to
Twitter. All I wanted to do was
to create a social media space

for Chnsuans. I truly don t
see why this has caused such
a controversy."
After having been suspend-
ed for more than a week from
Twitter. Paris is an advocate
for freedom of speech. He was
kicked off the networking site
a year ago possibly over a
controversial article about the
NFL's standards and the re-

statement of Michael Vick.
Twitter did not directly admit
this was the reason for Paris'
During his utime away from
Twitter. Paris searched for a
Christian alternative.
"1 looked to join a social me-
dia site that would be a Chris-
tian alternative to Twitter and
I couldn't find one.

Organization's host domestic violence panel

continued from 12B

Against Women: A violation
of Reproductive and Human
Rights", highlighted how the
connection between domestic
violence affects all members of
society, not just women.
For women between the ages
of 15-44, domestic violence is
the leading cause of injury.
According to. the Women's
Health Data Book Report, over
2.5 million females experience
some form of violence each
year and almost two of every
three of these females are at-
tacked by a person known to
them or a relative.

"Domestic violence is often
seen as a women's issue and
because of gender divisions
in our society it is not held
up as a primary concern for
our communities," said Mar-
cia Olivo, an organizer for
Sisterhood of Survivors. "But
domestic violence is actually
part of a larger trend of vio-
lence and is actually a human
rights issue."
However, in spite of the fre-
quency of occurrence, domes-
tic violence is often viewed as
a private matter to be resolved
within the family.
Yet recently, more theories
seek to bring this "private"
matter into a public health

concern by refraining do-
mestic violence as a violation
of human rights in order to
bring greater awareness and
more legal protection to vic-
Another issue that was
discussed was the desire to
ensure that perpetrators of
domestic violence are held ac-
countable for their actions,
said Maame-Mensima Horne,
who served as the panel's
Instead of authorities re-
moving children from a home,
they should take the perpe-
trator out of the picture, she
One of the action plans that

the panel did decide upon was
to promise support for family
violence victims.
"If someone is a victim of do-
mestic violence, we are pledg-
ing to help them using the re-
sources that we have access
to," Horne said.
Other panel members in-
cluded Angela Diaz-Vidaillet,
chief executive director of
VRI/The Lodge; Debi Harris,
CEO of the Women's Fund of
Miami-Dade County; Karen
Grae-Graboki, a member of
Sisterhood of Survivors; Maria
Jose Fletcher, director of the
women's legal project LUCHA;
and Shashi Jagadish, vice
president of Sahara.

Church ministry hosts first MACA Extravaganza

continued from 12B

from "God's Watching You"
to co-host the event along with
Minister Antrell Dirden.
The event also featured Mt.
Caramel's Dance Ministries
including the all male mime
group, The Sons of Levi; their
youth dance group, the Chil-
dren of Levi, as well as the
women only liturgical danc-
ers, the Daughters of Levi.
For all members of the
21-member dance ministry,
the emphasis on the show
was on worship, not enter-
Sons of Levi member,
19-year-old James Charles
Kinchen explained, "We want
for people to be edified. We
want God to be glorified in us.
We want to set the stage so the
Word will go forth."
The extravaganza also offered

Mt. Carmel MBC the chance
to formally honor the original
members of the Daughters of
Twenty-three year old
Lovester Montgomery III, Mt.
Carmel's liturgical move-
ment's dance director and
choreographer, felt the praise
was well deserved.
"I believe in honoring peo-
ple when honor is due," said
Montgomery. "I just felt like
they deserved the recognition
and I wanted to do something
to let them know that they
were not forgotten."

Mt. Carmel MBC's liturgical
dance team, the Daughters of
Levi (DoL) made their debut
on Jan. 2, 2005.
Knowing that many of the
church's women were inter-
ested in liturgical dance, DoL
founder, Jorrae Beard allowed

all ages to participate.
"We wanted to have everyone
feel included," said Beard, 28,
who confirmed that the origi-
nal seven member group's age
ranged from 16 to 58 years
In spite of their varying skill,
experience and ages, the de-
sire to dance brought all of the
members of the dance minis-
try together.
"I wanted to join because I
love liturgical dancing because
I just love to dance," said orig-
inal DoL member, 56-year-old
Vivian Fredrick-Dean.
Other members are also
passionate about combining
their love for dance and God.
"My liturgical dancing is very
spiritual for me," said 29-year
old Leslie Barthell-Ward, who
has been a member of DoL for
two years.
With continued practice
and additional study, original

DoL member, Princess Clarke-
Bass says she has discovered
a more thorough understand-
ing about the history and
tradition of liturgical dance
which has even changed how
she experiences the worship
"It really made a difference,"
said Clarke-Bass, 48. "Now I
will dance for one person as
hard as I dance for the whole
church. I want that person
to get the full worship experi-
And although she has been
dancing for five years, Clarke-
Bass says she sees no end in
"Long as I am a member of
Mt. Carmel [MBC], I will dance.
There is nothing else I want to
do," she said.
Mt. Carmel Missionary Bap-
tist Church's senior pastor is
Reverend James C. Kinchen

Christian fellowship service at Zion Hope

The Reverend Dr. Henry J.
Lyons will be the guest speaker
at Zion Hope MBC 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, November 11.

The host pastor will be the Rev-
erend Dr. W. Edward Mitchell.
Come and fellowship with us
as we enjoy Jesus.

Prayer, Healing, and You!

Explore how the power of God

operates in our lives

National speaker,
Betty Jean O'Neal,
is a practitioner of

SChristian Science healing
Sm and a member of
tI r the Christian Science
Board of Lectureship.

Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m.

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist

1600 NW 54th Street
Miami, Florida 33142



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Joseph Ruiz leads by example

Leaders always bring out the
best in others because they al-
ways demand the best from
themselves. These words per-
sonify this month's 5000 Role
Model Student Joseph Ruiz.
Joseph Ruiz has been a mem-
ber of the 5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project since his 6th
grade year at Centennial Middle
School (CMS). He is currently
in 8th grade and serves as the
President of the club at his
Joseph is a very serious yet
humble young man. He does not
like drawing unnecessary atten-
tion to himself but he is willing
to go the extra mile for anyone
that is in need. Not only does
he maintain a 3.2 GPA, he is a
member of the Student Govern-
ment Council.
Michael Spence, 5000 Role
Models Site Director at CMS. de-

scribes Joseph as being the ul-
timate role model. He takes his
role as President very seriously.
Joseph is dedicated to achieving
his goals. He is thankful for the
people that have invested into
his life through the 5000 Role
Model of Excellence Project.

Guide your child with

preemptive praise

By Priscilla J. Dunstan

Effective discipline consists of
both positive and negative rein-
forcements. While there is sig-
nificant contention about using
praise with children when to use
it best, concerns about over-use
it can be a positive distraction
and an effective way of shaping
a small child's behavior. You can
make that praise an even more
effective behavior-shaping tool
by using your child's dominant
sense. This enables you to use
praise as a preemptive distrac-
tion, simply, effectively and with
maximum effect.

Tactile children are eas-
ily distracted by the physical.
"We need to get our shoes on.
I wonder how fast you can run
over to get them?" You can use
this same distracting technique
in your praise, by simply refer-
ring to how well they physically
do things. When your two-year-
old is about to throw his toy
across the room, use praise to
prevent the incident. "Jake, are

you going to put that toy away
in the basket? That's just great!'
And, when she is getting too
boisterous, "Wow, you're great
at bear hugs, so let's try fairy
hugs now." This changes the
child's focus onto the behavior
you want, preventing an escala-
tion of uncontrolled physical
Auditory children (at their
most negative) can whine,
scream and stomp around an-
grily. This can be quite grating
on parents' nerves, particularly
when in a public place, like a
shopping mall or the grocery
store! It can be very difficult to
praise a child who is about to
start a high-pitched scream-
ing fit, so create a strategy in
advance. Consider a distraction
like asking her if she can hear
a far away sound, because she
has such wonderful hearing, or
asking him to sing a song de-
scribing his frustration, because
he's so clever with songs. These
techniques can help you to find
out what actual problem is, as
well as give the child an accept-
able outlet for frustration.
Please turn to PRAISE 19B

Special to the Miami Tines

Rent a bicycle, pedal from here to there, drop it off and go!
That will soon be possible as Broward County launches one of
the first bike sharing programs in Florida.
Broward Commissioners approved a contract recently with
B-Cycle. LL.C., to manage and operate a bike sharing program
as a means of reducing traffic congestion by providing an inex-
pensive way to get around town. The bicy-

. At some point we'll have to expand,
and in order to grow people will need to
feel safe on the roadway."
-Comm. Kristen Jacobs e "

cles will be located at various station kiosks
throughout Broward County. To access the
public bikes, users can swipe a credit card or pre-purchased
membership card. The rented bicycles can be returned at any
Bike share kiosks will open in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood
and Pompano Beach in the next six months. Initially, 200 iden-
tifiable blue bikes will be purchased and available for public
use. The program is expected to expand to 500 bikes over a
five-year period.
"This is a no-brainer for tourists who can rent the bikes to
go from the beach to dinner downtown," said Vice Mayor Sue
Similar bike sharing programs are operating in Denver, Des
Moines and Washington, D.C., and are quite popular through-
out Europe.
"When you put bikes out there that are easily available for


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short trips, people use them," said Com-
missioner Kristin Jacobs. "This is a baby
step for us. We have a long way to go. To
make this successful, we'll need more than
200 bikes to get around a county the size of Bro-
ward. At some point we'll have to expand, and in
order to grow people will need to feel
safe on the roadway."
Bikes can be rented
daily or weekly or via an
annual membership.
"It's tremendously
important that a lo-
cal presence be part
of this initiative if
we are going to be
successful. The in-
vestment in this
community and
knowledge of the
community is just
primary for it to work
here," said Commission-
er Lois Wexler.
In Washington, D.C., the
bike sharing program began
with 100 bikes and recently expanded to 1,000. In Denver, 200
bicycles were put into operation six months ago. "There have
been 89,300 rides in Denver, 190,300 miles ridden, with an es-
timated 5.7 million calories burned," said Bob Burns, president
of B-Cycle.
The location of bicycle kiosks will be determined through a
site study conducted by B-Cycle in consultation with County
and city representatives, with final approval given by the Bro-
ward Commission.



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The Mental Health Community Walk, held at the African-American
draws over 270 participants.

-Photo Courtesy of Broward County Office of Public Communications
Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft. Lauderdale,

Community walk: Mental health awareness
Special to the Miami Times_7

Adults often like to think of childhood .
as "the best years", an ideal time of life,' "
with little to no cares or worries.' '-.
But often grown ups overlook the not .- '
so picture perfect side of youth. .
The National Institute of Mental Health .
(NIMH) has found that half of all lifetime '
cases of mental illness begin by age 14. r
Meanwhile, the Substance Abuse and 1 Mof
Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) reports that mental health
problems affect one in every five young Ct P
people at any given time. ,aJ T
When left untreated or undiagnosed, et eg
mental health issues can result in vio-
lence, bullying and suicide, all of which
are prominent issues in today's society.
To bring awareness to these issues,
Broward County hosted the Walk in My
Shoes: Children's Mental Health Com-
munity Walk on Friday, Oct. 29. The -Photo Courtesy of Broward County Office of Public Communications
walk began and ended at the African-Photo Courtesy of Broward County Office of Public Communications
American Research Library and Cul- The Dillard High School Marching Band, which consists of approximately 120
tural Center in Fort Lauderdale and The youths, lead the Community Walk with lively tunes on Oct. 29.

Kids science books that entertain, enlighten

By William Hageman

The wonders of science would seem
to be a perfect way to satisfy a child's
natural inquisitiveness. Yet every year
we hear about school kids' deficiencies
in science. Getting youngsters to explore
- and enjoy science gets a lot easier
when you start them with books such as
"Potato Chip Science Book (& Stuff)"
(Workman, $17.95), by A. Kurzweil and
Son: What a brilliant concept. Author Al-
len Kurzweil followed up on a suggestion
from son Max and uses everyone's favor-

ite vegetable as the basis for this 96-
page book. Complementing the book is a
potato chip bag that includes items used
in the 29 delightful experiments in the
book (a digital clock that can be powered
by a potato, googly eyes, a biodegradable
lab knife, etc.). Aimed at kids 9-12.
"What Goes On in My Head?" (DK,
$16.99), by Robert Winston: As the title
implies, this 96-page book explores the
brain and how it works. It's packed with
lessons presented in easily understand-
able and entertaining ways. Emotions,
laughter, personality, mind reading and
memory are just a few of the topics thor-

oughly explained. Ages 7 and up.
"The Hand Book" (Klutz, $19.99), by
Pat Murphy: We feel fairly confident in
saying that every kid will want this book.
It's an activity book (one in a series from
Klutz) and explores the human hand
over 60 pages. Before digging in, though,
you need to assemble a life-size, 21-piece
plastic skeletal hand that is included.
So very cool. Kids learn the names of the
various bones, performing actions with
your hand (made easier to understand
by the plastic model). The book is full of
simple, hand-related projects to try. Ages
8 and up.



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North Broward Medical Center

celebrates memory screening day

A l /

How to get a

good night's rest

Special! !rh, .i l an, i Times

In observance of Nation-
al Memory Screening Day,
North Broward Medical Cen-
ter will offer free memory
screenings in the Memory
Disorder Center on Tues-
day. Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Memory- loss can have
many causes including thy-
roid imbalance, Alzheimer's
disease, nutritional or met-
abolic disorders, stroke or
other neurological condi-
tions. Warning signs in-
clude forgetfulness about
names and events, asking
repetitive questions, loss of
verbal or written skills, con-

fusion, and erratic mood
swings. Anyone concerned
about changes in memory
or other intellectual func-
tions should get screened.
"Being proactive is the
best strategy when it comes
to a person's memory.
Everyone needs to learn
about lifestyle choices that
go hand-in-hand with suc-
cessful aging. Individuals
whose screening indicates
a potential problem need to
find out about next steps.
There is help available,"
said Dr. H. Murray Todd,
Medical Director of the
Memory Disorder Center
at North Broward Medical

National Memor' Screen-
ing Dav is an annual event
involving hundreds of sites
nationwide that provide
free memory screenings
and education about the
disease, successful aging
and local resources.
The Memory Disorder
Center at North Broward
Medical Center is an out-
patient diagnostic facility
offering a multidisciplinary
approach to determine the
cause of memory impair-
ment. A team of special-
ists including neurologists,
neuropsychologists, geri-
atric psychiatrist, social
workers and nurses, pro-
vide a comprehensive di-

agnostic evaluation. Upon
the completion of the diag-
nostic process, the patient
and their caregivers meet
with the neurologist and
members of the multidis-
ciplinary team to discuss
diagnosis, planning for the
future and available re-
North Broward Medical
Center was the first hospital
in the nation to attain Joint
Commission Certification
for Alzheimer's Disease
Program which validates
that the Memory Disorder
Center consistently follows
the national standards that
lead to the best care of Al-
zheimer's patients.

You already know that pregnancy
pains and hot flashes can keep you
tossing and turning at night. But
there's a host of other, less-her-
alded health concerns that may be
silently interfering with your shut-
eye. Here's how to deal with these
stealth sleep stealers, decade by de-

Check your thyroid. New moms
usually blame sluggishness or in-
somnia-on the demands of parent-
hood, says Dr. Laura Corio, an OB-
GYN in private practice in New York
City and attending physician at Mt.
Sinai Medical Center. But the true
culprit may be postpartum thyroid-
itis, which 5 to 10 percent of women
develop in the year following deliv-
ery. If you're too jumpy to sleep or
have extreme fatigue postpartum,
see your doctor.
Say goodbye to sadness. Feeling
blue can pack a double whammy
when it comes to sleep: Not only can
depression (which women are most
likde'ly'i tUfre from during their
childbearing years) cause sleep
problems such as insomnia, but
some antidepressant medications
may have sleep-related side effects.

Notice when you go at night. If
you're waking up to pee a lot more
lately, don't assume it's a sign of
aging -- you might actually have a
urinary tract infection (UTI). Talk to
your doc if you notice a change in
your bathroom habits.
Deepen zzz's with exercise. Deep,

restorative sleep (called delta or
slow-wave sleep) decreases in your
late 40s, making nighttime awaken-
ings more frequent.
Working out more may help. Your
muscles and tissues are repaired
during slow-wave sleep. When you
give your body more repair work
to do thanks to increased physical
exertion, it responds by stepping
up the amount of slow-wave sleep
you'll get.

Mind your meds. Prescription
drugs you may be taking for high
blood pressure and cholesterol
could affect your pillow time.
If your doc says it's OK, try taking
your pills in the morning instead of
the evening.
Saw less wood. If you're a heavy
snorer, your bedmate might not be
the only one whose sleep is suffer-
ing. Chronic snoring is a major sign
of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a
disorder in which breathing briefly
stops periodically while you sleep,
interrupting and worsening the
quality of your snooze time. OSA
can have some heavy consequenc-
es, such as worsening or increasing
the risk of developing diabetes, hy-
pertension, or stroke.
Being overweight is also a big risk
factor for OSA (and weight gain is a
common occurrence during meno-
pause); in some cases, slimming
down can actually cure the disor-
der. Talk to your doctor about your
sleep issues; with treatment, you
could be snoozing more peacefully
in no time.

Exercising can fight the common cold

By Steven Reinberg

There may not be a cure for
the common cold, but a new
study suggests that people who
exercise regularly seem to have
fewer and milder colds.
In the United States, adults
can expect to catch a cold two to
four times a year, and children
can expect to get six to 10 colds
annually. All these colds sap
about $40 billion from the U.S.
economy in direct and indirect
costs, the study authors esti-
Exercise may be an inexpen-
sive way to put a dent in those
statistics, the study says.
"The physically active always
brag that they're sick less than
sedentary people," said lead
researcher David C. Nieman,
director of the Human Perfor-
mance Laboratory at the Appa-
lachian State University, North
Carolina Research Campus, in
Kannapolis, N.C.
"Indeed, this boast of active
people that they are sick less
often is really true," he asserted.
The report is published in the
Nov. 1 online edition of the Brit-
ish Journal of Sports Medicine.
For the study, the researchers
collected data on 1,002 men and
women from ages 18 to 85. Over
12 weeks in the autumn and
winter of 2008, the researchers

tracked the number of upper
respiratory tract infections the
participants suffered.
All the participants reported
how much and what kinds of
aerobic exercise they did wee kl'.
and rated their fitness levels
using a 10-point system. Th-,
were also quizzed about their
lifestyle, dietary patterns and
stressful events, all of which .: a.n
affect the immune system.
The researchers found that t h-
frequency of colds among pec.-ple
who exercised five or more da'. -
a week was up to 46 percent
less than those who were lar-eI'.
sedentary that is, who ex- r-
cised only one day or less of ith
In addition, the number
of days people suffered cold
symptoms was 4,1 percent
among those who were physt-
cally active on five or more days
of the week, compared to th.-
largely sedentary group. The
group that felt the fittest also ex-
perienced 34 percent fewer dav, s
of cold symptoms than those
were felt the least fit.
Moreover, colds also appeared
to be less severe for those in bet-
ter shape. Among those who felt
the fittest, the severity of symp-
toms dropped by 32 percent and
by 41 percent among those who
exercised most, the researchers

Most health drinks don't provide benefits they claim

Don't believe the advertisement's hype

The makers of POM Won-
derful pomegranate juice say
that the drink improves blood
flow and heart health, prevents
and treats prostate cancer, and
works 40 percent as well as Vi-
agra. All for about four bucks
a bottle.
Those impressive claims
helped the company rack up
$91 million in sales in 2009.
They also earned the disap-
proval of the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC). Last month,
the agency sued POM Wonder-
ful for making "false and un-
substantiated" health claims
and is asking the company to
remove the claims from its ads.
A 100 percent juice drink
that contains antioxidants (and
no added sugar), POM is just

one of many beverages that bill
themselves as promoting bet-
ter health. VitaminWater, k.--m-i
bucha tea, coconut water, and
various brands of juice drinks
made from acai, goji aerry
and mangosteen have all used
health claims in their market-
ing -- and some, like POM, have
been the subject of scrutiny
and legal action.
The FTC, along with the
Food and Drug Administra-
tion (FDA), has been cracking
down on food and beverage
makers for allegedly oversell-
ing the health benefits of their
products. In 2009 alone, the
FDA warned 17 companies that
they were providing misleading
nutritional information on their
packaging or making overly

specific health claims.
Not all of the products 'Aere
drinks, but 'th,: beverage cat-
egory stands .:ut," savs Bruce
Silverglade, dire,:ior L.' legal af-
fairs at the Cenrter for Science, in
the Public i-ntere'-t -i.con-
sumer ad :cac:, groLup I
based in \\kshintton,
D.C. "At first blush it
seems that beverage
products are cer-
tainly a large pro-
portion of food
products that
make bogus
health-related :'
claims." .
Drinks such as
POM have become in-
creasingly popular with
consumers in recent years,
thanks in part to public health
campaigns against soda that

have been prompted by the
obesity epidemic. "The trend
is aw.cay from traditional
-I ~soda pop towardr] prod-
ucts claiming to pro% ide
'W magical health bene-
fits," Silverglade says
Are the health
claims true? Yes
and no. The federal
government doesn't
require companies
to vet health claims
L xith the agency be-
Sfore plastering them
on product packag-
ing (as long as the
claims are accompa-
nied by a disclaimer
about their uncertain-
ty). But that doesn't mean the
claims are invented most are
based in research.
Sounds great, hard to believe

Are shoppers really convinced
that POM can unclog their ar-
teries, cure cancer, and lead to
hotter sex?
But the fact is, even when
people don't buy the health
claims they often still buy the
beverage'. That's the paradox of
products such as POM, Silver-
glade says: The health claims
on these products strain the
imagination, yet studies have
repeatedly shown that health
claims sell food.
That's because these claims
- however improbable they
may seem distract shoppers
from the real nutritional infor-
mation and hook consumers
with buzzwords like "antioxi-
This phenomenon is known
as a "health halo," an aura of
healthfulness attached to a

product based on labels like
"low-fat" "all-natural" or "made
with whole grains" that seduces
consumers into overeating. Ac-
cording to a study by the FTC,
this halo effect can even lead
people to overlook warning
statements about the high
sodium content of a product,
for example.
Iffy health claims don't mean
that products like pomegranate
juice should be avoided at all
costs, says Keri Gans, R.D., a
spokesperson for the American
Dietetic Association. As long as
consumers limit themselves to
8-ounce servings and products
with no added sugar, juice can
be an excellent source of vita-
mins and other nutrients, Gans
says. But it's "not going to solve
any of your health issues," she

Higher rate for Black unwed mothers, struggle to take care of families

continued from 13B

behavior, not racism, was the
main cause of Black problems.
That dynamic persists. Most
talk about the 72 percent has
come from conservative circles;
when influential Blacks like Bill
Cosby have spoken out about
it, they have been all but shout-
ed down by liberals saying that
a lack of equal education and
opportunity are the true root of
the problem.
Even in Black churches, "no-
body talks about it," Carroll

says. "It's like some big secret."
But there are signs of change,
of discussion and debate with-
in and outside the Black com-
munity on how to address the
growing problem.
Research has increased into
links between behavior and
poverty, scholars say. Histori-
cally Black Hampton University
recently launched a National
Center on African American
Marriages and Parenting. There
is a Marry Your Baby Daddy
Day. founded by a Black wom-
an who was left at the altar, and
a Black Marriage Day, which

aims "to make healthy mar-
riages the norm rather than the
In September, Princeton Uni-
versity and the liberal Brookings
Institution released a collection
of -Fragile Families" reports on
unwed parents. And an online
movement called 'No Wedding
No Womb" ignited a fierce de-
bate that included strong oppo-
sition from many Black women.
'There are a lot of sides to
this," Carroll says. -Part of our
community has lost its way."
There are simple arguments
for why so many Black women

have children without marriage.
The legacy of segregation, the
logic goes, means Blacks are
more likely to attend inferior
schools. This creates a high pro-
portion of Blacks unprepared
to compete for jobs in today's
economy, where middle-class
industrial work for unskilled la-
borers has largely disappeared.
The drug epidemic sent dis-
proportionate numbers of Black
men to prison, and crushed the
job opportunities for those who
served their time. Women don't
want to marry men who can't
provide for their families, and

welfare laws created a financial
incentive for poor mothers to
stay single.
If you remove these inequali-
ties, some say, the 72 percent
will decrease.
"It's all connected. The ques-
tion should be, how has the
Black family survived at all?"
says Maria Ketalas, co-author
of "Promises I Can Keep: Why
Poor Women Put Motherhood
Before Marriage."
The book is based on inter-
views with 162 low-income sin-
gle mothers. One of its conclu-
sions is that these women see

motherhood as one of life's most
fulfilling roles a rare oppor-
tunity for love and joy, husband
or no husband.
Sitting in Carroll's wait-
ing room, Sherhonda Mouton
watches all the babies with the
tender expression of a first-
time mother, even though she's
about to have her fourth child.
Inside her purse is a datebook
containing a handwritten ode
to her children, titled "One and
Only. It concludes:
"You make the hardest tasks
seem light with everything you



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Two-thirds of preschoolers in the
United Sta s are exp.,esed to more
than the ra-xirrium tv., hours p-er
day ,-.f screen time from television,
compLiters,- video. games and DVDs
recommended by the American
Academy of Pediatrics. a new study
has f,:'ound
Res.eare hers from Seattle Chil-
dren s Research Institute and the
University of Washingmton looked
'.., at the daily, screen time of nearly ,
9,000 preschool-age children in-
cluded in the national Earl, Child-
hood Longitudinal Study-Birth
Cohort, an observational study, of
more than 10,00)0, children born in
Or On average preschoolers .ere ex-
posed to four hours of' screen time
each v'.:ekda-%. v.-ith .3 6 hours of
exposure occurrinige at home Those
."- in h':ome-based child care had a
combined aerage of 5.6 hours of
screen time at home and v. while at
child care, *v.ith 87 percent exceed-
ing the recommended tvwo-houir
limit, the nvestiatorsf found
Children a ho went to child ca-re
centers had an average of 3 2 hours
each weekda:- at home and vhile at
child care. The average for children
who didn t go to child car-e .\as 4 4
hours per da .
Children in Head Start, a pro-
gram for econcmicaLl,, disad\an-
'. taged kids, had an average of 4 2
hours of screen time per v.eekda,,
But 9'8 percent of those 4 2 hours
occurred at home, the study lau-
thors pointed out.
The study is scheduled for publi-
cation in an upcomrinig issue of the
0 Journol of Pediatr'cs
.. "A maraonr iof children under the
age of 5 vears in the United States
spend alrrimost 40 hours a week vith
caregivers other than their parents.
and it s important t. understand
what kind of screen-time exposure
children are getting i.tth these
other car'egers. -tud', author Dr
Pooja Tandon said in a ne.'s re-
lease from the journal s publisher.
Fev. states regulate the am-ountr
of screen time in licensed da, -c.-re
settings. e\en thoLugh such rules
wou'd be helpful, she suggested
"Parents, can also, play an irn-
porta-nt role b, making sure .aJl of
their child s :caregi. ers are av.-are of
the AAP s advice regarding, screen
time, Tandon said.

Groups moving forward to develop AIDS gel
By Maggie Fox The gel, containing Gilead last-trat: resignationn," Gabelnick said in a
Health and Science Editor Sciences AIDS drug tenofovir, r., telepho, r interview. "That means you can
reduced HIV infections in worn- report di.i on a rolling submission -- you
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) Groups develop-
ing a gel to protect women from the AIDS
virus say they are moving ahead to develop
the product that was hailed as "ground-
breaking" after a study on its effectiveness
was released in July.
The developers, who met last week with
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said
the FDA informed them it would only require
a limited amount of new information about
the gel's safety and efficacy before consider-
ing licensing the product.

en by 39 percent over two and a
half years in a trial in South Afri
that was called "groundbreaking
by the World Health Organisation
The FDA would require more
information on whether the gel
works and is safe, but will help
speed up the process, said Dr.
Henry Gabelnick, executive di- ,
rector of CONRAD, one of the
groups developing the gel.
"They gave it what is called

don rt h 'e to wait and put everything
together. Then they have six months to
re,- ,ew the data."
The need for such a gel is com-
pelling -- most infections with
the AIDS virus are in Af-
rica and most new cases are
among women infected dur-
ing sex with men. The human
immunodeficiency virus that
causes AIDS infects 33 million
Please turn to AIDS 19B

By Mary Brophy Marcus

Misconceptions about di-
abetes abound, says Mark
Feinglos, chief of endocri-
nology, metabolism and
nutrition at Duke Univer-
sity Medical Center.
One in 10 Americans
have the disease, and even
though public awareness
is up, "you still see a lot
of people who think it's
a death sentence who
imagine legs coming off
and eyes going blind," he
He recalls one medical
association dinner at which
a waitress told him she'd
rather have cancer than
diabetes. "That just threw
me. We see so many people
doing the right things who
live a perfectly normal and
long life with diabetes," Fe-
inglos says.
With a Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention re-
port last month 'projecting
that cases will double, even
triple, by 2050, experts say
it's time the public clues in
to the diabetes facts, not

A famous face who
lives with diabetes
This celebrity travel
and stay active and
still keep his diabetes
well managed
Randy Jackson
Grammv winner Jackson
v.%i diagnosed'with type 2
in 1991)0. He has improved
his eating habits, checks
his blood sugar often, and
speaks about his condition.

the fallacies.
Please turn to DIABETES 19B



Gymnastics can lead to injury without some
preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids un-
der age 14 were treated for gymnastics-related
medical problems, the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
The academy suggests how to help gymnasts
ward off injury:
Always stretch and warm up the muscles be-
fore a workout.
The gym should have a padded floor and
equipment that is well maintained.
Gymnasts should always wear routine-appro-
priate footwear.
Use protective gear, such as braces for the
joints and special belts to protect the joints and
Always have a spotter while practicing.



Too much exposure to the sun and its ultravio-
let rays can lead to skin cancer,, eye damage and
other health problems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
says UV rays can:
Lead to different types of skin cancer, including
the most serious, melanoma.
Cause what looks like early aging and other
changes in the skin's appearance.
Damage the eyes, including causing cataracts.
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Five common myths for living with diabetes

Gel for AIDS in process

continued from 17B

Once you're diagnosed with
diabetes, complications such
as blindness, loss of limbs and
kidney failure are inevitable.
Feinglos says that with
proper medication and medi-
cal care, regular blood sugar
checks and good habits such
as staying active and eating
right, there's a good chance
you'll avoid other health com-
plications. "It's a little bit of
work, but you can do extraor-
dinarily well," he says.
But left untreated, or under-
treated, more serious health
problems can arise. Diabetes
causes more deaths a year than
breast cancer and AIDS com-
bined, according to the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association. Two
out of three people with diabetes
die from heart disease or stroke,
complications of the condition.

Diabetes is nothing to wor-
ry about. I just have a "touch
of sugar."
A touch of diabetes is like
a touch of pregnancy," Feing-
los says. He says many people,
when first diagnosed, will modi-
fy their diet but will go along for
some time before taking medi-
cations to control blood sugar.
Diet and exercise is the cor-
nerstone, but a lot of people
need medication from the start.
There's a lot of sentiment about
starting meds earlier," says Fe-
inglos, who adds that going on
medication right away can help
protect insulin-producing beta
cells in the pancreas.

People with diabetes should
never eat sugary things.
"That one's been floating
around for years," says Richard
Beaser, medical executive di-
rector of professional education
at Joslin Diabetes Center, who

says it s more about portion
control and reaching a healthy
weight for people with type 2
'We know now that table sug-
ar does t raise blood sugar anyr
more than other starches, like
a baked potato, rice or bread,"
says Elizabeth Kern, director
of the diabetes program at Na-
tional Jewish Health in Denver.
How much a person eats "de-
pends on the individual, their
overall weight, and their type of
diabetes, says Kern, who rec-
ommends everyone newly di-
agnosed see a nutritionist with
expertise in diabetes who can
help create an eating plan.

I can't go on that trip be-
cause I have diabetes.
"I have had patients say, 'I
can't go on this Outward Bound
trip,' but you can do that stuff,"
says pediatric endocrinolo-
gist Martha Bardsley of Thom-
as Jefferson University and

Elder Aaron Jackson and
The Jackson Special is hav--
ing a program "The Four
Tongues" 7:30 p.m., Friday,
November 12 at Millrock Holy
M.B. Church, located at 2575
NW 65 Street.

Nemours Children s Clinic in
Philadelphia. It s just a matter
of staying on top of your medi-
cations, testing blood sugar
often and keeping it well-con-
trolled. I have a patient who's
an Eagle Scout, and he goes on
long camping trips off into the
wilderness. He just takes extra

You have to limit your ca-
reer choices if you have dia-
Absolutely not, Bardsley
says. With the exception of
military colleges, which won't
accept students with diabetes,
Bardsley says, you can achieve
any career goal.
"A lot of my patients think
if they have diabetes that they
could never be a pilot. There are
pilots with diabetes. You just
have to meet certain criteria -
provide frequent doctor's notes
and show your blood sugars are
under control," she says.

Guest speakers are Rev. Pa-
mela Brooks, Rev. Shandett
Cage, Evangelist Patricia Sims
and Sister Vernette Richard-
son. Heavens Own will be our
special guest.
Come out and be blessl

continued from 17B

people globally and has killed
25 million.
There is no vaccine and no
Condoms can protect wom-
en and men but many African
men refuse to use them and
often a married woman is try-

ing to conceive a child but
risks being infected by her
A gel, cream or drug-releas-
ing ring called a microbicide
could help protect against
HIV while allowing a woman
to get pregnant, and, if neces-
sary, she could use the prod-
uct without letting her partner

Reinforcing effective discipline

continued from 15B

Visual children will often look
to their parents when they are
trying to push the boundaries;
obviously they want someone
to see what they are about to
dol The great thing about this
is that it lets you preempt
them, by doing something vi-
sually silly. Wriggle your nose
at them, or make a funny face.
You can tell her how lovely her
toes look since you have x-ray
eyes, and can see through her
shoes. You can mention the
wonderful drawing he did yes-
terday, or how she looks like
such a good girl standing so
tall and straight.
Taste and smell children re-
spond to praise about how con-
siderate they are, or about the
fact they do things for others.

They don't tend to be particu-
larly naughty, but they can be
overly sensitive. Using preemp-
tive praise just before a pos-
sible sensitive time will work
wonders. For example, if your
taste and smell child finds it
difficult to walk into a birthday
party, talk to him about how
happy the birthday child will
be to see him and have him
join the party.
Through preemptive praise,
parents can help to prevent
unwanted behavior before it
happens. This saves the in-
evitable unpleasantness and
guilt associated with having
to discipline after the course.
Catering this preemptive praise
to your child's dominant sense
will help you tailor a solution
to the problem before it occurs,
creating a more pleasant expe-
rience for all.

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3087 N.W. 60th Street

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Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
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Order of Services
Wed, Intercessry Prayer
Mmrring Servie 11 a.m.
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St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street

Order of Services
Sunday 7:30 and I a1m.
Warahip Se,'ice
lusday 7pm. Bible Study
8 p.m PraYe Meotoing

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 N.W. 135th Street


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Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.,
11 o.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
., drink Jod) Bble Study
10:45 a.m.

1 (800) 254.NBBC
Fax: 305-685.0705

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Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
S1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

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Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue

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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
iI Evening Worship 6p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

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Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street

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First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville I
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street

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Sunday Mhing 8 mrn
Surnday SthDl 10 n m
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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

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Alpha Agape SDA Church
8400 N.W. 25th Ave.
Miami, FL 33147

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St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street

Order of Services
Hour of Prayer 6:30 a.m. Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.
YoUi'li M, n,, .1 Study, Wed 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study, Wed 7 p.m.
Noonday Altar Prayer...(M-F)
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93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

I 305-86-94

Order of Services
7:30 a m Eody Moming Wordip
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Logos Baptist Church
16305 N.W. 48th Avenue

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Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

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JOHN WILLIAMS, 77, new car
parts manager,
died October
30. Service 12
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

self employed
mechanic, died
November 4
at Memorial
South. Service
2 p.m., Satur-
day in the cha-

Hadley Davis
SON, 55, park
attendant, died
November 1 at
home. Service 3
p.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street.
Baptist Church.

cashier, died October 30 at Uni-
versity of Miami Hospital. Arrange-
ments are incomplete.

55, bank teller, died October 28 at
Jackson North Hospital. Services
were held.

41, laborer, ied October 28. Ser-
vices were held.

laborer, died October 31 at Jack-
son North Hospital. Services were

78, private duty nurse, died Oc-
tober 30 at palm Spring Hospital.
Services were held.

WAITE, 84, chef, died October 27
at Memorial Hospital West. Servic-
es were held.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
SON, 97, died
November 5 at
the University .
of Miami Hos- I -
pital. Survivors
Include: chil-
dren, Bertha
Carswell, Eddie
Manson, Calm-
on Manson, Edie Maye Manson
and Dommie Williams. Service 12
p.m., Thursday at Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church.


Serivce 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Jor-
dan Grove Mis-
sionary Baptist

died Novem-
ber 5. Visitation
12-8 p.m., Fri-
day. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Broadmoor
Baptist Church.



BYRON SMITH, died Novem-
ber 6 at South
Miami Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Thursday ,
at Saint Ag-
nes Episcopal

died Novem-
ber 7 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at Mt. 2
Calvary M.B.

tired construc- 1

ployed at JMH,
died November
4 at University
of Miami hos- ,
pital. Service
noon, Saturday
at Mt. Carmel .-
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

E.H. Zion
JUANITA HALL, 81, housewife,
died November
5 at North Shore '
hospital. Ser-
vice 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Calvary MB.

WILLIE B. LOVETT, 70 retired
worker, diedI
November 6 at
home. Service i
11 a.m., Satur- -
day at Poitier
Funeral Home.

Florida Morti
32, dental as-
sistant, died
November 5 at
Hospice North
Shore. Service
2 p.m., Saturday : "
at Florida Mortu-

JR., educator
and administra-
tor, died Novem- -
ber 2'in Austin, P
TX. Service 5 -
p.m., Monday
at St. Paul AME .
Church in Coco-
nut Grove.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

01/09/48 11/11/97 02/20/54 11/10/07

Love always, Sherrianne,
Willie, Shirlenia, Willie Jr.,
and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

On November 10, we all
come together to celebrate
your home going.
You'll forever be missed.
Your family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

11/15/26 11/18/96

iary The beauty of your life is
OHNSON, with us every day.
Fourteen years have passed
since our hearts were broken
because of your untimely de-
'I mise.
Our faith in God has sus-
.. .... trained us. One as sweet as
you, and kind as you were
S^. can never be forgotten.
/../ Your loving family, hus-
band, Alphe Sr.; sons, Howell
and Alphe Jr.; daughters, Gail
Willingham and Diane Ra-
shada (Samuel); niece, Karen
CORBETT Forbes; nephew, Kurwood
Forbes; six grands; four great-
grands, two godchildren and
a host of relatives and friends.



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our community, The Miami

STimes prints weekly obituary

Wright and Young
domestic work-
er, died Novem-
ber 3 at Jack-
son hospital.
Service 11 a.m., ,
Saturday at Je-
sus Christ True --
Church, 5007
NW 22 Avenue. :

retired military
veteran, died
November 7 at
Pinecrest Care
Facility. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Holy Cross Mis-
sionary Baptist

retiree died No-
vember 7 at
Jackson Me-
morial hospital.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Friendship Mis-
sionary Baptist



ADNEY PINDER, 87, musician,
died October 16. Service was held,

JOHN BRIDGES, 58, aircraft su-
pervisor, died November 1. Service
was held.

housewife, died October 30. Ser-
vice was held.

notices submitted by area fu-
neral homes at no charge.
These notices include: name
of the .deceased, age, place of
death, employment, and date,
location, and time of service.
Additional information and
photo may be included for a
nominal charge. The dead-
line is Monday, 2:30 p.m. For
families the deadline is Tues-
day, 6 p.m.

01/06/50 11/12/04

It's as through it were yes-
You are still that rose in our
You are truly missed be-
yond anything that could be
We love you.
Your mother, wife, and en-
tire James family.


September 16, 1937 October 29, 2007

Lest We Forget

Rest in peace

Shirley Verrett, opera singer

of power and grace, dies at 79

By Anthony Tommasini

Shirley Verrett, the vocally
lustrous and dramatically
compelling American opera
singer who began as a mezzo-
soprano and went on to sing
soprano roles to international
acclaim, died Friday morn-
ing at her home in Ann Arbor,
Mich. She was 79.
The cause was heart fail-
ure after several months of
illness, said her daughter,
Francesca LoMonaco.
In her prime years Verrett
was a remarkably complete
and distinctive operatic art-
ist. She had a plush, rich
and powerful voice, thorough
musicianship, insightful dra-
matic skills, charisma and
beauty. If she never quite
reached mythic status, she
came close.
After singing the soprano
role of Lady Macbeth in a
landmark 1975 production of
Verdi's "Macbeth" at La Scala
in Milan, demanding Mila-
nese critics and impassioned
Italian opera fans called her
La Nera Callas (the Black Cal-
las) and flocked to her every
Her Lady Macbeth is pre-
served on a classic 1976
Deutsche Grammophon re-
cording, conducted by Clau-
dio Abbado. And in the early
1980s, she was so popular in
Paris that she lived there with
her family for three years.
At her best, Verrett could
sing with both mellow rich-
ness and chilling power. Her
full-voiced top notes easily
cut through the orchestral
outbursts in Verdi's "Aida."
Yet as Lady Macbeth, dur-
ing the "Sleepwalking Scene,"
she could end the character's
haunting music with an ethe-
real final phrase capped by
soft, shimmering high D-flat.
Shirley Verrett was born
on May 31, 1931, in New Or-
leans, one of five children.
Her parents were strict Sev-
enth-day Adventists. Her fa-
ther, who ran a construction
company and moved the fam-
ily to Los Angeles when Ver-

Shirley Verrett
rett was a young girl, was a
decent man, she recalled in
her book, though he routine-
ly punished his children by
strapping them on the legs.
Her parents encouraged
Verrett's talent, but wanted
her to pursue a concert ca-
reer in the mold of Marian
Anderson. They disapproved
of opera. When they made
their first trip to Europe in
1962 to hear their daughter
sing the title role in "Carmen"
at the Spoleto Festival, they
"got down on their knees and
prayed for forgiveness," Ver-
rett wrote.
In 1951, she married James
Carter, who was 14 years her
senior and proved a control-
ling and abusive husband.
Verrett left that impulsive
marriage when she discovered
a gun under her husband's
pillow. During the first years
of her career she was known
as Shirley Verrett-Carter.
In 1963 she married Lou
LoMonaco, an artist, who
survives her, along with her
daughter, who was adopted,
and a granddaughter.
In 1981, in what was then
a bold act of colorblind cast-
ing, Verrett sang Desdemona
in Verdi's "Otello," opposite
the tenor James McCracken
in the title role. Verrett's skin
color was only somewhat
lightened to portray Desde-
mona. The intensity and vul-
nerability of her singing cut
to the core of the character
of the winsome, naive Desde-

Artie Wilson, shortstop, dies at 90

By Bruce Weber

Artie Wilson, a pesky, slap-
hitting shortstop in the Negro
leagues who created a signing
feud between the Yankees and
the Cleveland Indians after he
hit .402 for the Birmingham
Black Barons in 1948, a cir-
cumstance that may
have cost him a ma-
jor league career, died
Oct. 31 in Portland,
Ore. He was 90.
The cause was heart
failure, said his wife,
Wilson played five
years for Birmingham,
where, in spite of hav-
ing lost the top joint
of his right thumb in V
a factory accident, he
twice led the Negro American
League in batting and became
a mentor and friend to a teen-
age teammate, Willie Mays.
A speedy left-handed hitter,
Wilson epitomized the table-
setting leadoff man. He hit so
often to the opposite field that
some teams played three in-
fielders on the left side against
him. He was also an accom-
plished base-stealer and a
slick fielder, especially adept at
turning the double play.
His sky-high average in
1948, the year after Jackie
Robinson integrated the ma-
jor leagues, is thought to rep-
resent the last time anyone at
the top level of professional
baseball broke the .400 barri-
er. (Ted Williams, the last ma-
jor league player to accomplish
the feat, batted .406 in 1941.)
After the '48 season, Wilson
was playing winter ball and
managing in Puerto Rico when
the Yankees and the Indians
claimed to have purchased his
contract from the Birmingham

team. Wilson preferred Cleve-
land, and he was playing for
their top farm team, the San
Diego Padres, when the base-
ball commissioner, A. B. Chan-
dler, ruled in May that he was
the property of the Yankees.
The Yankees immediately
unloaded him, selling him
to the Oakland
Oaks, an unaf-
filiated club in
the Pacific Coast
League, where
his teammate -
and roommate
-- was Billy Mar-
tin. Though he
led the league in
*,*"W batting in 1949
with a .348 aver-
ILSON age and batted
.312 in 1950, he
did not get a chance to play in
the majors until 1951, when,
reuniting briefly with Mays, he
played 22 games with the New
York Giants but was let go in
Arthur Lee Wilson was born
in Springfield, Ala., on Oct. 28,
1920, and raised by his moth-
er, Martha Wilson, in Birming-
ham. He played semipro ball
for a factory team before join-
ing the Black Barons in 1944.
After being released by the Gi-
ants, he played minor league
ball for several more seasons
before starting a career in
auto sales.
In addition to his wife, the
former Dorothy Daniels,
whom he married in 1949, he
is survived by their two chil-
dren, Zoe A. Wilson Price, of
Forsyth, Ill., and Arthur Lee II,
of Honolulu; a daughter from
a previous marriage, Jean
Walden, of Youngstown, Ohio;
a grandson, three grand-
daughters and nine great-

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The Miami Times

Lifesty e



Rick Ross gets "Peace in the Hood Award"

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
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Miami continues to increase in
prominence in the the world of hip-
hop, from the "landing" of Ludacris
this Thursday night at the James L.
Knight Center where he will appear
at the Kings of Rap concert to South
Beach sightings of Drake and the phe-
nomenal rise of our very own Rick Ross.
And unlike the trend during the days
of Tupac and Biggie, the culture has
expanded well beyond the East and
West coasts to urban cities nation-
As evidence of the impact of the
culture in our own community,
South Florida recently celebrated
the best in hip-hop with the first-
ever Best in Dade Awards pre-
sented by Street Connect DJs at
Sobe Live. The event was hosted
by comedian Larry Dogg.
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Best Club Single "Pull Out The Stick" -
Best Lyrist -Female Brianna
Best Lyrist Male Brisco
Mixtape of the Year "36 Reasons" -
Billy Blue
Best Performing Artist Dj Rhymer
Best R&B Artist Female Kirby
Best R&B Artist Male Aj The R&B General
Best Mixtape DJ Dj Obscene
Group On The Rise G Mash
Best Radio DJ Dj Entice
Best Artist Grinder Female Empress Raw
Best Artist Grinder Male Ice Berg
Next II Blow Artist Female Empress Raw
Next II Blow Artist- Male Ice Berg
Indie Lable of the Year Srt8 Drop Records
Best Club DJ Sam Sneak
Most improve Artist GunPlay
JT Money Award
Best Producer Phat Boy Beats
Best Blog Website- 24 Hour Hip
Most Under Rated Artist Male -
Jimmy Dade
Rookie of the Year Jigg
Best Promoter Lex Promo
Best Video Director Dre Flims
Best Club KOD
Video of the Year MGT -
"Let's Go Get'em"

'Lion King'

actress dies

from leukemia

By Ula Ilnytzky

Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old
who starred on Broadway in "The Lion
King" and whose battle with leukemia
won the hearts of many, including
Alicia Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent,
has died.
Shannon died last Monday after-
noon at Cohen Children's Medical
Center in New Hyde Park, on Long Is-
land, of acute myelogenous leukemia,
a common type of leukemia among
adults, but rare among children.
"She was a remarkable and talented
young lady who touched the lives
of those she entertained, as well as
those whvo cared for her over the past
several months," medical center said
Tuesday in a statement.
Shannon, who played the young lion
Nala, had received an umbilical-cord
blood transplant in August. The pro-
cedure was performed as an alterna-


Shannon Tavarez
"The Lion King" Star
tive to a bone marrow transplant. Her
doctor, Dr. Larry Wolfe, said that a
perfect bone marrow match for Shan-
non could not be found.
The search for a match was especially
daunting because Shannon's mother
is Black and her father is Hispanic,
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Toya Carter to

release memoir

By Bridget Bland
BET reality star Toya Carter of 'Tiny and Toya' farn- ,
gearing up to release her debut memoir 'Priceless In-.p-
ration' next February.
On her top-rated television show, viewers followed 7
the New Orleans native, born Antonia Johnson
Carter, as she began writing her first tome.
According to its publisher, the inspirational book
will speak candidly to young women on love, sex,
motherhood and relationships and serve as a cau-
tionary tale of how not to make some of the same
mistakes she made, like becoming pregnant at age
The father of Carter's daughter, Reginae, is
Dwayne Michael Carter, better known as Grammy
Award-winning rap star Lil' Wayne. The couple did
not tie the knot until seven years after their daugh-
ter's birth and their marriage lasted only two years
and serves as a subject in the 'Priceless.'
"That relationship has brought me a lot of love ana
a lot of pain," Carter said.
Still, the two remain close friends.
Wayne, who is finishing up his gun possession
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2C THE ', i,." TIMES, 1i)vEMfEI 10-16, 2010

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Dorothy W. Adside t,.LJndJrr
Jose E. Souto .,h. irp-,r:.,.n
Gloria Souto, co-chairperson
and board members of the
Homestead Exceptional
Program for children with
special disabilities, a branch
of Miami-Dade County Public
School. This organization had
its Fifth Annual Magnolia Gala
recently at the Hyatt Regency,
to raise funds for the program
that has grown in Alabama,
Georgia and Florida.
Adside also indicated
how the gala had a Latin
Atmosphere featuring Nicole
Henry delivering the Rumba,
Tango and Cha-Cha to the
delight of over 200 people that
filled the Magnolia ballroom.
In addition, Adside reflected
on the beginning of the union
with the program when her son
Ronald, was stricken
with meningitis and
when she seeked help,
she found Ms. Ross
who met her needs "
for the entire family
and they all grew with
the program with Les
Leech, Jr. as CEO. It
was also a fun-filled
evening with cocktails, SAM
dinner and plenty of
Some of the special
distinguished guests included:
Steven Rice, A.C. Palmer III,
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Mitchell,
Rosetta and Zebedee Vickers,
Charlie Whipple, Rayford

Parham AJ
Everett Iris Y.
Acker, Betsy
Kaplan, Patience
Plumer Fick, Rose
Pujol, Guadalupe


Sverto and Ana Villa Souto.

Rev. Dr. CarlJohnson,
Union president, Sister
Ophelia Morrison,
Union Women's
president, Rev. Dr.
Alphonso Jackson,
Sr., Moderator and
other members of the
Ministers and Deacons
Union and Seaboard
Baptist Association of JO
Florida, Inc. conducted
a three-day workshop la,
weekend at the 93rd Stret
Community Baptist Church.
The workshop include
executive board meeting
with Rev. N. Tucke
of Gethsemane MB
delivering the 7:30 a.n
sermon on Thursda,
Rev. Dr. Gaston I
Smith, Sr., conducting
S the bible lesson an
Minister Joe Web
leading the workshop
Dr. Johnson moderate
AITH the "Pink Frida3
Inspirational Fellowshi
Hour and all of the ladies woi
something pink in memory (
those of succumbed to brea,
cancer. Rev. Fred Wilson (
Mt. Pisgah MBC delivered th
afternoon sermon.
Saturday was the last day

the workshop, which was led
by Sis. Estella Allen with the
Women's Inspirational Singers
consisting of Margett Fleming,
Ruthie Jones and Shaun
Williams, musician. Others
on the program were Myrtice
Murray, Gwen Campbell, Lola
Glenn, Virginia Smith and
Cecilia Pittman.
4. Those in attendance
were: Sherman Mungin,
Ricky Scott, Kito Marsh,
James Allen, James Dye,
Sr., Lesa L. Kelly,
Ernest Lecounte,
Roscoe Jackson,
Charles Jones,
,. "c,. Kathleen S. Toney,
Lodine Jenkins, Eva
Thompson, Kathy
Hommer, Ann Brown,
Sharon Davis, Idell
Robinson, Amy Grier,
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Butler, Hattie ,
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Yolanda Davis, Rose *
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r Elouise Jackson,
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E. Pressley, Callie Walker,
.g Frances McCall, Josephine
d Sanders and Patricia Mitchell.

p. Juanita Matthews recently
d traveled to Huntsville,
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p friends Jimmie and Vivian
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of rocket city, Matthews, the
st Browns and Georgia Gilbert
of flew to Boston, MA where they
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and Jacqueline Sands from
of Miami for a Fall Foliage trip



throughout Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Vermont and
Montreal, Canada.
A highlights of the trip was
a Sabbath worship at Mount
Washington, New Hampshire
Seventh-Day Adventist Church,
the first Sabbath keeping
church in North America.
Also they celebrated the 50th
wedding anniversary of
the Browns. To God be
the Glory.
All of the travelers
are retired. Mr. Brown
is a retired principal.
Matthews, Mrs. Sands
and Mrs. Brown are
retired teachers from
Miami-Dade County MINDI
Public Schools. Mr.
Sands is retired from American
Express and Gilbert is retired
from the health profession in

A special salute to Rev.
4 W. L. Wilcox, Jr., First
'- Lady Latonya Wilcox

A-: MBC Family for 28 years
of existence; It all started
on the July 7, 1982. A
iRD small dedicated group
met at 2290 NW 96th
Street, the home of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Jones.
Out of this meeting, New
Saint Paul MBC was born.
The name of the church was
suggested by Sister Sara
Stirrup, while Rev. Roosevelt
Johnson was elected to lead
the flock.
Members present at the
first meeting were: Deacon
Andrew Patterson, Mary
Bennett, Emma Jones, Clara
Nickerson, Mattie Robinson,
Beulah Johnson, Florence

Wilcox, George Sturrup and
John Bennett, Jr.
In January 2007, Min.
Wilcox was asked to serve
as the assistant to Rev.
Johnson. In December
2008, Wilcox was ordained
as Reverend and upon Rev.
Johnson's retirement in
May 2009, Rev. Wilcox was
elected as the second
pastor of New Saint
Paul and officially
installed on July 12,
2009. Congrats!
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j Kudos go 01
to alumnus Joh
Williams, pa
INGALL national president f
e-mailing the Bethun
Cookman University ESPN
appearance on television
against North Carolina. A&
It focused on Coach Bria
Jenkins, the City of Daytor
Beach Logo on the
center of the field and
the action of the band
throughout the game.
BCU was leading the
game 19-0 when a power
outage blacked the city
in a 3-mile radius for
almost two hours. The
game resumed and the
Wildcats won its 8th
straight game 67-17.
There are three importa:
games left in the. season
Hampton University, Howar
University, and Florida A&M
ESPNU focused on Coac
Jenkins strategies f
winning. The Cookmanites a
planning for a big celebration
in Orlando on the 20th
November, as well as tl
Rattlers planning to repe
last year's win. See you at tl

Pastor W.L. & Latonya Wilcox

in game gang.
st ***************
or When precinct 253 opened
e- on Election Day at the Arcola
'U Lakes Community Center
:n to begin the voting, Louis
T. Colebrook was the first
in person in line, followed by
ia Arpie and Jodie Alexander,
Keith Hughes, Mrs. David
Larmond, Steve
Ross, Johnnie
Woodard and Rev.
Joseph Williams,
Pastor of Saint Mark
MBC. Receiving these
anxious voters were
Maria Broomfield,
pioneer singer in
DUNN the community who
indoctrinated the
nt voters on the new voting
n: procedures.
rd Congratulations go out to the
I. winners: Senator Frederica S.
ch Wilson, Dorothy Bendross-
or Mindingall for Miami-Dade
re School Board, Dwight
on Bullard, Alcee Hastings,
of Daisy Black, Commissioner
he Richard P. Dunn and newly
at elected Jean Monestime, first
he Haitian Commissioner.

Congratulations go out
to the National Urban
League that was organized
in 1910 and to the Miami
Urban League, organized
in 1943. T. Willard Fair
was honored last Saturday
for his 47 years as CEO of
the National Urban League.
Those persons who have
been touched by the Urban
League was in attendance
last week.
Get well wishes goes
out to: Frances Brow,
Naomi Allen-Adams,
Inez McKinney-Johnson,
Dolores Bethel-Reynolds,
Winston Scavella, Frances
Brown, Linda Lightfoot,
Joyce Major-Hepburn,
Mildred Ashley, Rose
Mary Braynon, David
Thurston, Dolly Kelly and
Joyce Gibson-Johnson.
Congratulations to
Marcus Postell on your

crowning as Mr. &F"
Freshman and
to Elisha Postell
who was elected
as the Senior Treasurer
at Miami Northwestern
Senior High School for the
2010-2011 school year.
Marcus and Elisha are the
grandchildren of Carolyn
Kudos to Michele
Paramore who is being
honored by the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation at their
annual Miami-Dade Shining
Stars Gala.
Congratulations to
Shirlyon McWhorter-
Jones, who was honored
as the past President of
the Gwen Cherry Women
Lawyers Bar Association for
service and commitment.
Wedding Anniversary
wishes go out to Harold S.
and Maliney L. Clarke for

celebrating their 37th year
on Nov. 3.
Congratulations Crystal
Olive Johnson, who made
the first round basketball
team at Florida Memorial
University during her
freshman year. Crystal is
the daughter of William
and Fredricka Johnson
and granddaughter of Herm
Jean Barry-Lockett.
Up on the Hill to attend
Florida A&M University
homecoming football game
when the Rattlers played
Morgan State were: Agnes
Rolle-Morton, Oliver
Gross, Brenda Bryant,
Linda Bryant, Evelyn
Davis, Lynette Wims,
Maude Newbold, Mildred
Young, Deloris Hill, Deloris
Ingraham, Cupidine Dean,
Arnett Hepburn, Mary
Storr, Sylvia Rolle, Alice
Marshall, Alonzo Vereen,
Ernest and Alice Sidney.
The Rattlers won their
homecoming game 37-17.
Kanika Frazier
was appointed to the
Newspapers in Education

(NIE) Advisory Board in
September. Kanika was
also featured in the Oct. 10
community section of the
Sun-Sentinel for engaging
students to read and
promote literacy.
Betty T. Ferguson, who
was instrumental in the
city of Miami Gardens 2003
incorporation, now was a
recreational center named in
her honor. Congratulations!
The complex has an indoor
swimming pool, gymnasium,
classrooms, auditorium,
locker rooms, exercise room
and an outdoor track and
football practice field.
Congratulations to all of
the politicians who have
won and loss this election.
To those who won, I implore
you to use your voice to do
everything to help our Black
neighborhoods. It is vital
that we protect our right,
resources, etc. and the
prospect of a future without
this protection is down right
frightening. Good luck as
you voice your support for

T-Boz returning to the big stage, as an actress

By Rosanna Rhaburn

Actress-singer Tionne "T-
Boz" Watkins is what you call a
survivor. She lives in a constant
battle with sickle cell disease,
has conquered a fatal brain tu-
mor, and dealt with the loss of
a group member. Through it all,
she has continued to bless us
with her talent and music.
Watkins, of course, was one-
third of the now-defunct group
TLC, one of music's top-selling
R&B female groups in the '90s.
The group was not afraid to

speak on subjects such as safe
sex and women's insecurities
in songs like "Ain't To Proud to
Beg" and "Unpretty," and they
will be forever remembered for
their quirky colorful, irreverent
Now Watkins is exploring
her acting with a passion, hav-
ing been cast in "JeCaryous
Johnson's 'Marriage Material,'"
the latest stage play from the
black-owned, Houston-based
I'm Ready Productions. Wat-
kins joins fellow performers
Allen Payne, Tank, Jill Maries

MOMh ...- was inspired by the popularity
Em. of the character Koren Lyles,
the memorable attorney from
"JeCaryous Johnson's Cheaper
to Keep Her," which is also on a
national tour.
In "Marriage Material," Wat-
kins plays Jackie, the best
friend of Jones' character, Lyles.
,The pair's friendship is put to
-' the test at a pre-marital retreat,
where, according to the press
S material, "emotions erupt, per-
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins ceived friendships become test-
Jones, Michael Colyar and Pa- ed, secrets are shouted, and old
trice Lovely in the play, which love goes to war with new love."

Anthony Hamilton and wife, welcome twin boys

By Bridget Bland

Anthony Hamilton is sing-
ing a happy song.
The Grammy
ning soul singer's wife, Tar-
sha, gave birth to twin boys
in Charlotte, North Carolina
on November 3.
Aaron Michael and No-
lan Anthony are the cou-
ple's first children together.
"We never knew that life in
abundance had so much
meaning until today," says

Anthony and Tarsha

The 'Comin' From Where
I'm From' crooner contin-
ued, "The joy and love we
now share can only be given
by God. We have a starting
lineup with the best team-
mates ever. To all my Fan-
Mily members, we are in love
with The Hamiltwins."
Hamilton, who is currently
recording new music, has
three children from previ-
ous relationships 21 year-
old Anthony Jr., 19 year-old

Romeiro and 13 year-old
Tristen, who all welcomed
the new babies, as well.
His upcoming as-yet-unti-
tled album is set for a 2011
release. In his spare time,
Hamilton also serves as a
spokesperson for National
Court Appointed Special Ad-
vocates, a national organiza-
tion which advocates for the
safety and well-being of chil-
dren who have been removed
from their homes due to pa-
rental abuse and neglect.

Phylicia Rashad to direct

LA's 'A Raisin in the Sun'

By Bridget Bland.

Tony Award winner Phylicia
Rashad has spent the past
few years on Broadway in
'Gem of the Ocean,' 'August:
Osage County' and in the all-
Black ensemble of 'Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof,' which was di-
rected by her sister, Debbie
As for Lorraine Hansberry's
seminal play 'A Raisin in the
Sun,' the 62- year-old ac-
tress starred opposite Sean
'Diddy' Combs in the 2004
revival production, as well as
in the the 2008 ABC made-
for-television movie along
with her revival cast.
And, although her moving
portrayal of family matriarch
Lena Younger earned her a
Tony Award and a Drama
Desk Award, the former 'The
Cosby Show' star will now re-
visit the play, from a different
Next March, Rashad will
make her Los Angeles direc-
torial debut of the Ebony Rep-
ertory Theatre's production
of 'A Raisin in the Sun.' The
drama, which is being staged
at the theater company for
the first time in over twenty
years, will open on March 25
at the Nate Holden Perform-
ing Arts Center with tickets
going on sale Nov. 1.
"Ebony Repertory Theatre
is deeply honored to have the
inimitable Phylicia Rashad
make her Los Angeles direc-

Phylicia Rashad
trial debut with our produc-
tion of A Raisin In The Sun,"
Ebony Repertory Theatre's
Founder Wren T. Brown said.
"Our late Co-Founder and
Artistic Director, the bril-
liant Israel Hicks, would be
exceedingly proud of our
choice of director for this pro-
duction. Israel often spoke of
his immense respect for Ms.
Rashad's abundant artistry
and her uncommon grace.
Needless to say, we are tre-
mendously excited about the
opportunity to work with this
great lady of the theater."
Before 'Raisin,' audienc-
es can see the Jenny Craig
spokeswoman in Tyler Per-
ry's 'For Colored Girls,' the
movie adaptation of Ntozake
Shange's 'For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is Enuf,'
which opened on Nov. 5.

Mariah Carey confirms she is pregnant

By Bridget Bland

While the masses are busy
speculating about whether
Beyonce is preggers, super-
star singer Mariah Carey is
ending the recent specula-
tion that she is
pregnant. 'A
The 'We Belong
Together' singer
confirmed on the
'Today' show that
she is expect-
ing her first child
with husband Nick
Cannon. CA
The 41-year-old
New York native said, "Well,
we're here in New York;
yes, we are pregnant. This
is true. Well, it's still ear-
ly. We're expecting in the
Joined by Cannon, she

revealed for the first time
that the reason they de-
cided to keep quiet on the
good news is because she'd
had a difficult time getting
pregnant, alluding to the
Fact that she had
previously suffered
from a miscarriage
two years ago.
"I'm actually
dealing with this,
and it's been a
long journey, but
it's been tough be-
REY cause I've been try-
ing to hold on to a
shred of privacy and that
was not easy," Carey ex-
"Actually it was difficult .
. it really was. It was re-
ally sad. We had to really
absorb this and take it in."

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ArtStudioMiami volunteers

empower youth

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

With the goal of "halting the
cradle to prison pipeline," Art
Studio Miami, a non-profit or-
ganization consisting totally of
volunteer artists and mentors,
will hold its second annual gala
on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Ra-
leigh Hotel in downtown Miami.
And while the event will have
its share of celebrities, profes-
sional artists and community
leaders, the real stars will be
the children of Little Haiti -
young budding artists who are
learning how to reinterpret
their world and develop their
artistic skills.
"Every time I see the kids ar-
rive at the studio, the transfor-
mation on their faces is inde-
scribable," said Dee Dee Green,
the organization's development
director. "Children like our stu-
dents who come from impover-

ished communities simply do
not have the advantages that
many others have. But we know
that with love and guidance,
they can become productive
members and leaders of society.
We just want them to have an
equal chance to succeed."
Art Studio Miami is a creative
holistic art integration program
committed to empowering at-
risk youth with the tools needed
to make their way off the path
to prison and out of the cycle of
poverty. Founded by New York
transplant Rachel Hughes, the
program provides a safe space
for children in Little Haiti to
learn more about art and to
cultivate life skills includ-
ing etiquette, public speaking
and interpersonal relationship

Ashley Cumberland, 26,





serves as a volunteer teacher everything," he said. "Some-

and is a resident artist. She
also heads the program's new-
est outreach project at Jesse
J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary
School, also in Little Haiti.
"We work with about 12 stu-
dents and intentionally keep
the numbers low so that we
can provide one-on-one in-
struction," she said. "But we
are accepting applications for
new students too. Art really
helps these children because
it allows them to expand their
creativity while also express-
ing themselves and letting
them to delve into new forms
of art to which they have nev-
er been exposed before. Plus,
it increases their confidence.
Our goal is that by building
stronger individuals, these
young people, as they mature,
will help to shape a stronger
Christian Andrew Rivera,
11, is a fourth-grader at Mc-
Crary Elementary and says
he wants to become an artist
when he grows up. His favorite
artist, he says, is Van Gogh.
"I like all forms of art and we
learn how to draw, paint and

times our teachers show us
slides but the way I learn best
is with one teacher helping me
with my art. Everyone liked
my first painting and when I
showed it I got a lot of compli-
ments. There's nothing better
than being an artist."
Green emphasizes that
where a child lives should not
determine their potential.
"This country spends four
times as much money on
prison as it does on preven-
tive education," she said. "We
need to become more passion-
ate about the abandoned, ne-
glected and abused youth of
our community. Eighty per-
cent of our prison inmates
once spent time in foster care
or grew up in impoverished
neighborhoods. If we can put
our kids on a different path,
maybe we can reduce that
To find out more about Art
Studio Miami, including do-
nating to their ongoing pro-
grams, go to www.artstu- A new text to
donate campaign has recently
been initiated.

MC Hammer disses Jay-Z on Better Run Run

By Alvin Blanco

MC Hammer released a diss
record called "Better Run Run"
aimed at Jay-Z. Yes, you read
that correctly. Hammer has
blessed the Internets with an
official video trailer for his diss
record. You read that correctly
Weeks ago, word started
floating around that MC Ham-
mer took offense to a Jay-Z
verse that name checked him.
The lyrics in question ("The
Hammer went broke so you
know I'm more focused, I lost
thirty mil so I spent another
30, 'cause unlike Hammer 30
mil can't hurt me") appeared

on Kanye West's GOOD Fri-
days single "So Appalled."
Guess the truth hurts, but
let's be clear. Jay-Z said noth-
ing that anyone paying half at-
tention did not already know.
Hammer made millions hand
over fist, and he blew it all.
Dude, despite selling 10 mil-
lion copies of "Please Hammer
Don't Hurt 'Em" in 1991, you
declared bankruptcy in 1996.
As for Jay-Z, he was just on the
cover of Forbes. That's with-
out mentioning his Roc Nation
deal, Roc-a-Wear clothing line,
HP commercials and all types
of tour money even Hammer
wasn't coming close to seeing.
So now, we see this trailer

MC Hammer
where viewers are privy to for-
ty seven seconds of a demon
looking figure and its heavy
breathing before the words

"Better Run Run," and "King
Then there is the simple fact
that Hammer was never con-
sidered a good rapper. Ever.
Could he dance his behind
off? Yes. A top notch entertain-
er? Good money, no pun in-
tended. Does he drop cerebral
rhymes that have inspired a
book called "Decoded," whose
advertising campaign is being
coordinated with Microsoft's
Bing, like Jay-Z right now? Not
so much.
Please Hammer, you're only
hurting yourself and with this
faux batter you are just in way
over your head, and tax brack-

T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and her legal team entered a not guilty plea for
a September drug bust in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Reality star Tiny and rap icon T.I. were caught by L.A.P.D. with the drugs co-
deine, marijuana and ecstasy in their vehicle, after making an illegal U-turn on
Sunset Boulevard. The couple was charged and released a day later on Sept. 2, on
a $10,000 bail.
Tiny, who was charged with a single count of misdemeanor possession of a con-
trolled substance (ecstasy), was not present in the Los Angeles courtroom when
her lawyers entered the not guilty plea on her behalf to misdemeanor possession
of a controlled substance.
Cottle might not get so lucky and could face up to a year in prison for her drug-
related charges.
The 35-year-old mom of three is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 6.

Gucci Mane (born Radric Davis) was arrested in Atlanta on Nov. 2 for driving on
the wrong side of the road.
Gucci was charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, running a red
light or stop sign, damage to government property, obstruction, driving without
a license, no proof of insurance and other traffic charges. Cops reportedly had to
pepper spray the rapper to stop him from fighting with an unidentified person. He
was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be examined and then brought into cus-
tody at Fulton County Jail.
It started when an off-duty police officer saw a white Hummer driving on North-
side Drive. On-duty officers were called, soon began searching for the White Hum-
mer and found it parked nearby a business on Northside Drive. After locating the
vehicle, authorities found Gucci arguing with an unidentified person.
Cops tried stopping the fight, but Gucci reportedly hit the other person, prompt-
ing officers to pepper spray him to stop the altercation. Gucci's arrest comes only
six months after he was released from jail for parole violation.
All charges against Gucci Mane have been dropped.

Prosecutors have dropped misdemeanor assault charges against R&B singer
and former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Mario.
The artist, whose full name is Mario Barrett, was charged with second-degree
assault for allegedly shoving his mother into a wall at their Baltimore home.
A spokesman for the Baltimore state's attorney's office says Mario's mother,
Shawntia Hardaway, changed her story on the witness stand, saying that she was
under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she called the police, and that her
son never laid a hand on her.
Mario's attorney, Billy Murphy, says it was clear from the beginning that his client
never struck his mother and that Mario remains committed to helping his mother
battle her addiction.

T.I. began serving his 11-month prison sentence on Nov. 1 for probation violation
at Arkansas' Forest City minimum prison.
The violation stems from Tip's arrest in Hollywood last month.The king of the
south was already on probation for his federal gun possession conviction at the
time of the arrest. He was released from prison last December after serving seven
months of a one-year sentence.
It's been a rough month for T.I. since his arrest. First, he helped rescue a suicide
jumper only a few days before his scheduled court hearing, which caused the media
to question the nature of his good deed.
His album, originally titled "King Uncaged" has been pushed back several times,
now has been re-titled "No Mercy", will be released December 7.

MiamiV4 F t International
at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

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Young Broadway actress loses battle with leukemia

An Evemnng witn
Nora Ephron
Mon.. Nov. 15

An Evening With An Evening With
Christopher McDougall Robert Goolrick
Tues.. Nov. 16 Tues., Nov. 16
6p.m. 8p.m.

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from the Dominican Re-
public. For bone marrow
transplants, minorities and
those of mixed ancestry have
a more difficult time finding
good matches because there
aren't as many people from
those groups signed up as
potential donors. Right now,
83 percent of Black patients
who need marrow trans-
plants don't find matches af-
ter six months of searching,
according to the National
Marrow Donor Program, a
nonprofit organization dedi-
cated to helping patients re-

ceive transplants.
On her website, which in-
cludes a photo of Shannon
as Nala and a video of her
singing "The Circle of Life,"
the 78-pound actress said,
"Some people think that
the test for compatibility is
scary! . All it really takes
to get started is a cotton
swab of the inside of your
"So please get tested to-
day. Who knows? You might
be my match. Or, you may
be able to help other young
people with similar illness-
es. And remember . 'One
swab will do the job.'"
Shannon was forced to

quit the show in April. She
beat out hundreds of other
hopefuls last year to earn
her spot playing Nala, the
childhood pal and girlfriend
of Simba, hero of "The Lion
King." She split the role with
another girl, performing four
shows a week for six months.
In a hospital interview
with The Associated Press
after being diagnosed, the
young actress talked about
her love for the theater.
"It's an indescribable feel-
ing, being on stage," she
said. "I portray this charac-
ter with fears, but who is so
tough. I feel like that's who
I am."

An Evening With An Evening With An Evening With
Eugene Robinson Pat Conroy E.O. Wilson
Thurs.. Nov. 18 Thurs.. Nov. 18 Fri.. Nov. 19
6 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m.

-Rick Maiman
Shannon Tavarez, after receiving
an umbilical-cord blood transplant in
a New York hospital.

S. Florida continues to gain prominence in hip hop industry

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Def Jam South President DJ Khaled accepted the Best in Dade
Uncle Al Award on behalf of Ross. The award is named in tribute
to the late DJ Uncle Al who during his career was known for his
outstanding producing and broadcasting skills as well as his phi
losophy of "peace in the hood" and non-violence in the community.
Ross continues that legacy with his Rick Ross Charities, the found-
ing of his Maybach Music Group and his message of non-violence.
"Miami's music scene will continue to flourish," Ross said, after
learning that he had received the award.
Street Connect DJs, often referred to as the voice of the street, is
Florida's largest DJ organization. Special appearances were made
by Ace Hood, Slip N Slide Records founder Ted Lucas and Pretty Rick Ross
Ricky. Peace of the Year Award

Patti Smith
Fri.. Nov. 19
8 p.m.

Admission is $10 for all "Evening With..." sessions
and includes free parking in Building 7.

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JAY-Z on his new book, Decoded, in conversation with
Cornel West from the New York Public Library
Mon., Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Auditorium FREE and open to the public.
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Michael Cunningham. Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Paquito
D'Rivera, Dave Eggers, Carlos Eire, Dr. Paul Farmer, Alberto Fuguet,
Jonathan Franzen, Jaime Hernandez, Carl Hiaasen, Susan Isaacs,
Sebastian Junger. Mark Kurlansky, Meghan McCain, Walter Mosley,
Michele Norris, Salman Rushdie, Joe Sacco, Eduardo Sacheri, Ilan
Stavans, Gay Talese, Ngugi waThiong'o, Scott Turow and many more!
Admission to Street Fair: Friday, Nov. 19: FREE
Sat and Sun., Nov. 20-21: $8
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All events take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
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People wade through a flooded street
during the passing of Hurricane Tomas in

Leogane, Haiti, Friday Nov. 5.

-AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

Storm floods quake-shattered town

By Jacob Kushner
Associated Press

LEOGANE, Haiti Hurricane To-
mas flooded the earthquake-shattered
remains of a Haitian town recently,
forcing families who had already lost
their homes in one disaster to flee an-
other. In the country's capital, quake
refugees resisted calls to abandon
flimsy tarp and tent camps.
Driving winds and storm surge bat-
tered Leogane, a seaside town west of
Port-au-Prince that was near the epi-
center of the Jan. 12 earthquake and
was 90 percent destroyed. Dozens of
families in one earthquake-refuge
camp carried their belongings through
thigh-high water to a taxi post on high
ground, waiting out the rest of the
storm under blankets and a sign that
read "Welcome to Leogane."
"We got flooded out and we're just
waiting for the storm to pass. There's
nothing we can do," said Johnny Jo-
seph, a 20-year-old resident.
The growing hurricane with 85 mph
(140 kph) winds, was battering the
western tip of Haiti's southern penin-
sula and the cities of Jeremie and Les
At least three people died trying to
cross swollen rivers, Haiti civil protec-
tion officials said. The hurricane had
earlier killed at least 14 people in the
eastern Caribbean.

People stand in a flooded street
l"o during the passing of Hurricane

Tomas in Leogane, Haiti.

At least 20 killed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (AFP) At least 20 people were
killed when Hurricane Tomas hit Haiti at the weekend,
triggering flooding, and mudslides that also left some
6,000 families homeless in the impoverished Carib-
bean nation, officials said Monday.
The hardest hit region was Haiti's far southwestern
department of Grand'Anse, where nearly 900 homes
were destroyed and another 5,000 were damaged as
the storm skirted Haiti, civil defense authorities said,
adding that 36 people were wounded.
Tomas was the first hurricane to batter the coun-
try since a cataclysmic earthquake in January killed
250,000 people and left more than a million homeless,
and struck as Haiti was grappling with a broadening
cholera epidemic that has left 500 people dead.
Authorities and aid groups have expressed fear
that Tomas could further devastate a nation trying to
rebuild, as the government had only been able to ac-
commodate some 100,000 people in schools, church-
es and hospitals ahead of the hurricane -- a fraction
of those left homeless by the earthquake.

The center of the storm was about
140 miles (230 kilometers) northwest
of Port-au-Prince, draping charcoal
clouds over the city. Steady rain
turned the streets of the capital into
flowing canals that carried garbage
through the city. Farther north in
3 Gonaives, a coastal city twice inun-
n Espmosa

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dated by recent tropical
storms, police evacuated
more than 200 inmates
from one prison to another.
Aid workers are con-
cerned the storm will wors-
en Haiti's cholera epidemic,
which has killed more than
440 people and hospital-
ized more than 6,700 oth-
In Leogane, an earth-
quake camp suddenly be-
came an island as flood-
water surged around it,
stranding hundreds of peo-
ple in their tents.
Closer to the shore, wa-
ter poured into the Leogane
home of Abdul Khafid,
swirling around the furni-
ture. His family grabbed
its most important items
birth certificates, a ra-
dio and a computer and
headed to their mosque to
spend the night.
Haiti's civil protection
department had urged peo-
g in camps for the 1.3 million
s made homeless by the Jan.
quake to go to, the homes of
and family.
any ignored the advice, fearing
w possessions might be stolen
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Tomas aftermath raises concern over worsening cholera outbreak

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)
-Experts feared that the hur-
ricane that battered Haiti over
the weekend could worsen the
outbreak of cholera that has
killed hundreds of people and
hospitalized thousands since it
began last month.
The official death toll attrib-
uted to the outbreak was 544,
with more than 8,000 con-
firmed cases, Health Minister
Alex Larsen told CNN recently.
Though no cases have been
confirmed in Port-au-Prince,
tests were being carried out on
91 residents of the capital all
of whom live in or near the city's
densely populated Cite Soleil
slum, Larsen said. Except for
one person who died over the
weekend, all the others have re-
covered, he said.

Hurricane Tomas' trek past
Haiti killed 20 people and in-
jured another 36, a Commu-
nications Ministry official said.
Seven people were missing and
5,954 were homeless, the offi-
cial said.
Health officials fear that the
water dumped by the storm
will worsen the outbreak. The
concern is that overflow from
latrines and septic tanks could
contaminate the supply of fresh
drinking water and contribute
to the spread of the bacteria.
In the capital, the canals were
not overflowing, said American
Red Cross spokeswoman An-
drea Koppel. But that was not
the case in cities west of the
capital, which bore the brunt of
Hurricane Tomas, she said.
Still, even Port-au-Prince

looks and smells like a dump -
a caldron of water, garbage and
human waste. "We get used to
it," said one resident.
Ten months, after a magni-
tude-7 earthquake laid waste to
much of the nation, people com-
pete with animals scavenging
through the ubiquitous dumps
for scraps of food.
"The quick solution is man-
agement," said Environment
Minister Jean Marie Claude
Germain. "Management mean-
ing that you have a structure
in place, but the structure was
not conceived with the slums in
But most of the residents of
Port-au-Prince live in slums.
"We're working on it," Ger-
main said. "We will work with Art
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found 250 people and effected over 2500 in the region. In Jurve, a small village on the
tibonite River, the polluted source of the Cholera epidemic, children continue to wash
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'Zora and Me' reimagines Neal Hurston as a girl

By Bob Minzesheimer

NEW YORK In real life, Zora
Neale Hurston, the celebrated
Harlem Renaissance writer who
died in poverty and obscurity in
1960, only to be rediscovered 15
years later, never had a friend
as good as Carrie Brown.
Which helps explain why
Victoria Bond and Tanya Si-
mon, best of friends, invented
Brown as the 9-year-old narra-
tor of Zora and Me (Candlewick,
$16.99), an adventure story fea-
turing Hurston as a kind of "girl
detective." It's aimed at readers
10 and up.
The novel is set at the dawn
of the 20th century in a "com-
munity without strangers," Ea-
tonville, Fla., the nation's first
all-Black township. It's where
Hurston, best known for her
1937 novel, Their Eyes Were
Watching God, grew up and
where her father was mayor.
Zora and Me features two
friends about to start fourth
grade who encounter myths,
like the one about a gator man
("man body, gator head!"), and
reality, as in the mystery of a
headless body found by the rail-
road tracks.

The Dania Beach Relay
for Life Team will host a kick
off party to promote and raise
funds for cancer research
at Frost Park auditorium on
Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more info,
contact Ms. Corbin 954-540-
8776 or Sharon Bacon 954-

0 Miami Jackson Alumni
Association is calling all for-
mer cheerleaders, drill team,
band members, majorettes,
flagettes and dance line for the
upcoming Soul Bowl Alumni
Pep Rally. Call 305-804-5371.

Stand up and get ready. Be a pub-
lic speaker this week. Any subject you
choose is ripe for your "rap." Spin the
tale. Tell the story. People will be fasci-
nated by the way you see things. They'll
be impressed. Watch out for a jealous
friend when attention is on you! Lucky
Numbers: 24, 32, 53

Be as sharp as you can be this week.
Make being alert a personal challenge.
Watch carefully for details that might
otherwise escape your notice as you
search for the best way to get things
done at work. Be steadfast in your deter-
mination and don't be pulled into conflict
with coworkers. Lucky Numbers: 12, 23,

What do you do when you're not as
lucky as usual? Slow the game down.
Risk less. Bet conservatively in all areas

Simon, 43, a New York literary
agent, says the basic idea came
to her four years while she was
pregnant and thinking about
the kinds of books her daughter

.. .-

would read.

As a child, Simon says, she
loved Carol Ryrie Brink's 1935
novel, Caddie Woodlawn, about
a 19th century frontier tomboy,
"even better than Tom Sawyer...
I wanted to give my daughter

"These Are All Our Chil-
dren" will hold their 2nd An-
nual Gala to benefit at-risk
youth in Miami on Friday, Nov.
12, 2010 at the Raleigh Hotel
from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. To
purchase tickets visit or call Dee Dee
Green at 305-528-3017.

The ninth annual Grace
Jamaican Jerk Festival will
take place at the Markham Park
in Sunrise at 10 a.m., Sunday,
Nov. 14. 954-369-9002.

The 26th Annual Miami

of your life. Restrain yourself. Give the
job at hand your attention. Live in the
present and enjoy what is rather than
in anticipation of what luck might have
brought. Lucky Numbers: 27, 41, 52

Like-mindedness is going to be hard to
achieve among your coworkers, but there
are likely to be a few who see things as
you do. Choose carefully and find some-
one to walk with you on this week's
journey. Some words of encouragement
might be needed to enlist the person you
choose. Lucky Numbers: 2, 9, 14

Where are you going in such a hurry?
What you want you already have. Stop
looking around yourself trying to find out
what's missing. Nothing is missing. The
best kind of discovery this week is self-
discovery. Lucky Numbers: 3, 18, 45



Lucy Anne Hurston, center with
wrote "Zora and Me."

a Black protagonist who was
equally fearless and self-loving."
Her first thought: Hurston.

Book Fair International will be
held on Sunday, Nov. 14-21 at
the Miami-Dade College Wolf-
son Campus. 305-237-3258 or

M Brown Sugar Productions
will present "Jubilee," a heart
moving stage play at the Holly-
wood Center at 7 p.m., Sunday,
Nov. 14. 786-262-0018.

*0 The Museum of Contem-
porary Art (MOCA) will pres-
ent Shinique Smith's first large
scale U.S. museum exhibition
until Nov. 19. 305-893-6211 or

The Children's Trust will
have their sixth annual Cham-
piors for Children Awards Cere-
mony at the Jungle Island Tree-

Knowing and accepting your love na-
ture is extremely important. Don't try to
claim that it is as society says it should
be. Acknowledge the fact that your love
and friendship are often inseparable.
You like to be in an adventure with your
lover just as you would a partner or a
friend. Create this situation by holding
the truth of your nature in 'conscious-
ness. Lucky Numbers: 16, 24, 47

Dive into it! Don't be intimated by the
unknown. Your adventurous spirit can
take you to a new place of celebration
this week. If you can, bring someone
along who can celebrate in the same
manner with you. Harmony and peace is
the motto that you should chant when you
accomplish what you want to do! Lucky
Numbers: 30, 31, 32

This week would be good for getting
your house in order so you can spend
the extra time outdoors and enjoying
the company of others. With an orderly
habitat waiting for you, you'll have a head
start for the task you have to accomplish.
Lucky Numbers: 39, 49, 52


the authors Victoria Bond, left, and T. R. Simon, who both

And since "I'm a collabora-
tor, I don't like to work on my
own," she drafted her former as-

top Ballroom at 12 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 19.

Get on the bus for the Flor-
ida Classic, Nov. 20 and the
Honda Battle of the Bands, Jan.
29 in Atlanta. 786-873-9498.

M Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson will be sponsoring,
a Small Business Workshop
on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 9:30
a.m. 'to 12:30 p.m. at the Mi-
ami-Dade County Commission

Have you or someone you
know dropped out, or struggling
in a traditional high school.
Lifeskills can help you. For
more info, call 305-693-2273.

sistant, Bond, 31, who teaches
poetry and composition at John
Jay College in Manhattan, to

Academy will be offering karate
lessons at the Liberty Square
Community Center from 5-7
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. 305-694-2757.

Women's group look-
ing for women of color 40 and
older who are looking for a
nice group of friendly, down-
to-earth women. Women share
their life experiences, plea-
sures, joys, food, passions,
ideas and dreams. 305-934-

The City of Miramar's
Multi-Service Complex is of-
fering karate classes to both
children and adults, from.
4-5:30 p.m., on Mondays,

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Don't spread yourself too thin. But
if you'll need to move around in many
different circles this week, your spirit
should be high and your vibes are strong
for meeting new people. You will be re-
ceiving a piece or two of great news. Ex-
pect the unexpected. You'll be pleasantly
surprised! Lucky Numbers: 4, 50, 55

Strong vibrations make for a series
of dramatic interactions with others this
week. Practice your art with your heart,
and let your energy carry you upwards
to your best, highest self. Keep emotions
calm. Lucky Numbers: 32, 38, 43

You'll be energizing others this week
as you speak what's on your mind re-
garding spiritual matters and masters.
The quality of your thoughts is very pure;
write yourself a love letter. Lucky Num-
bers: 17, 23, 29

Surprises are in order this week, and
you can roll with everything that comes
at you unexpectedly. Healing can hap-
pen in a relationship if you just show up.
That's power! Use it for the good of oth-
ers. Lucky Numbers: 13, 21, 23

help with the writing.
Over lunch, the co-authors
complete each other thoughts:
"To write in Zora's voice would
have been too much, a viola-
tion," Simon says.
"We needed a way to see Zora
without it being Zora," Bond
"Like Watson and Holmes," Si-
mon says. "You read it for Sher-
lock Holmes, but he's nothing
without Watson. That's Carrie's
In the novel, Carrie says of
her friend, "We all knew that
nobody could tell a story bet-
ter than Zora," even if she didn't
stick to the facts. "It was her way
of making things make sense,
explaining our lives through a
Zora and Me, part of a planned
trilogy, is the first novel en-
dorsed by the Zora Neale Hur-
ston Trust.
It deals with racism: "How
could it not?" Simons asks, "if
you're writing about Black kids
in the Jim Crow south. But it's
not as if said to ourselves, 'We
want to write a novel about race.'
We assume the natural compli-
cations of Black life. We didn't
have to announce that."

Beta Tau Zeta Royal As-
sociation offers after-school
tutoring for students K-12 on
Monday-Friday. Children will
receive assistance with home-
work, reading, math and com-
puters. Karate classes are also
offered two days a week. The
program is held at the Zeta
Community Center in Liberty
City. 305-836-7060.

E Stop the Violence and
Dance, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov.
20 at The Joseph Caleb Center.
For more info or to register go to
www. stoptheviolenceanddance.

Battle of the Boutiques
Fashion Show, Wednesday,
Nov 1 ( from rn' 1'0p.m. -S,'a:tnt
at Club Pla',. Adriiission $25.

Jackson denies engagement

By The Associated Press

Janet Jackson is dismiss-
ing reports she's engaged to
her wealthy Arab businessman
boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana.
She appeared on "Good Morn-
ing America" on Oct. 25 to pro-
mote her new film, "For Colored
Girls," the singer-actress said,
"He's a very, very private man,
so I don't talk about our rela-
tionship, but I really think it's
important that I just say this:

They've (the press) been trying
to marry me off for a very, very
long time. But I'm not engaged,'
so I will say that."
Also during her "GMA" inter-
view, Jackson told co-host Rob-
in Roberts how excited she is to
play a character "so bold and so
shrewd" in "For Colored Girls."
Asked if she'll stick with acting
or go back to music, Jackson
says her "first passion is act-
ing" but she's not turning her
back on music, either.

Reality star pens memoir

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jail sentence at Riker's Is-
land, has supported her new
venture and even penned the
foreword for 'Priceless Inspira-
tion.' The publisher says the
debut literary effort's primary
message to girls is "Don't do it
my way."
Carter's mother is also a

drug addict and spent most
of her life being passed from
family member to family mem-
ber as her mother could not
care for her. Those stories are
documented along with oth-
er private moments that she
penned in journals as a teen.
Carter is now creating a
children's clothing line and
her new BET show will pre-
miere on BET in 2011.

Many concerns over cholera outbreak after hurricane Tomas

continued from 5C

or they might even be denied
permission to return when the
storm is over.
Most of Haiti's post-quake
homeless live under donated
plastic tarps on open fields.
Much is private land, where
they have been constantly fight-
ing eviction. A September report
from U.N. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon said 29 percent of
1,268 camps studied had been
closed forcibly, meaning the of-
ten violent relocation of tens of
thousands of people.
U.S. Marines were standing
by on the USS Iwo Jima off the
coast of Haiti, preparing to help
take relief supplies if needed.
Late Thursday, Tomas passed
to the east of Jamaica, where
schools remained closed and
public transportation was

stalled on Friday as the island
struggled with widespread
flooding from a previous storm.
Patrice Edmond, a maid who
caught a ride into Kingston,
said buses were not operating.
"I barely got a drive to come
over, but I'm a determined per-
son," she said.
Seventy-five miles (120 kilo-
meters) northwest of the storm's
eye at the U.S. Navy base at
Guantanamo Bay in south-
eastern Cuba, the military sus-
pended flights, canceled school
and closed the harbor to recre-
ational craft.
Tomas was moving to the
north-northeast at about 12
mph (19 kph) and tropical-
storm-force winds extended as
far as 140 miles (220 kilome-
ters) from the center, according
to the U.S. National Hurricane
Center in Miami.
Forecasters warned of a dan-

gerous storm surge that would
generate "large and destructive
waves" and raise water levels
up to 3 feet (nearly 1 meter)
above normal tide levels. It also
predicted rainfall of 5 to 10
inches (12 to 25 centimeters)
for much of Haiti and the Do-
minican Republic, which share
the island of Hispaniola.
Port-au-Prince's airport was
expected to be closed through
Friday, American Airlines
spokeswoman Mary Sanderson
Post-earthquake reconstruc-
tion has barely begun and even
the building of transitional
shelters sturdier than make-
shift tents, but not solid hous-
es has been slow. Large in-
stallments of long-term funds,
including a promised $1.15
billion from the United States,
have not arrived. The State De-
partment now says it still has

to prove the money won't be
stolen or misused.
As rebuilding lags, the United
Nations and aid groups have
been giving people reasons to
stay in camps, providing aid
and essential services such
as medicine. That continued
Thur-. _- as residents reluc-
tant to leave were given rein-
forcing tarps and other materi-
"We have always said that
the best way to protect people
in camps is to make camps as
resistant as possible to any
weather," said Imogen Wall,
spokeswoman for the U.N. Of-
fice for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs. "(Evacu-
ation) doesn't make sense ...
on a practical level, on a large
Residents of the nearly
8,000-person government re-
location camp at Corail-Ces-

selesse threw bottles at aid
workers trying to get them to
leave their ShelterBox tents
for schools, churches and an
abandoned prison nearby.
"If we go away, other people
are going to move in our place!
We want to stay here because
we don't have another place to
go," said 29-year-old Roland
Camp officials finally con-
vinced several hundred people
to leave Thursday afternoon on
trucks provided by U.N. peace-
keepers. An AP reporter found
that while the school, church
and abandoned hospital cho-
sen as shelters for them were
large and undamaged, they had
no water or usable toilets.
As the hurricane neared Cu-
ba's eastern tip, the country's
crack civil defense forces evac-
uated 800 people from Bara-
coa, a city that often floods dur-

ing inclement weather.
Meanwhile, a cold front ham-
mered the western part of the
island with heavy rains and a
storm surge that flooded some
low-lying parts of the capital,
Havana, and closed the seaside
Malecon thoroughfare.
In the Dominican Republic,
to the east of Haiti, floods dam-
aged at least 1,700 homes and
forced the evacuation of more
than 8,000 people, emergency
operations director Juan Man-
uel Mendez said.
Tomas killed at least 14 peo-
ple when it slammed the east-
ern Caribbean country of St.
Lucia as a hurricane Saturday.
It will cost roughly $500 mil-
lion to repair flattened banana
fields, destroyed houses, bro-
ken bridges and eroded beach-
es on the island, according to
Prime Minister Stephenson

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inspector general's blis-
tering report on Jackson's
international marketing
program ...
-Mayor Alvarez

Stimulus has created

61,000 jobs this year

By Scott Powers

The Federal Stimulus Act of
2009 paid for 61,000 jobs in Flori-
da in the third quarter of 2010,
the most of any state in the coun-
try, according to a new report.
The federal report on stimulus
spending says Florida now has
spent $4.3 billion of the $11 bil-
lion in stimulus money awarded
to it. In the three months that
ended Sept. 30, that paid for the
equivalent of 61,725 full-time jobs
created or saved.
Most of the jobs went to edu-
cators -- 47,005 teachers and
schools support staff, supported
by huge federal education grants
that Florida received, including
the nationally competitive "race
to the top" $261 million award
Florida grabbed in July. Many of

those teachers would have been
laid off by their districts had the
stimulus money not been there.
Other jobs being credited to the
stimulus include 2,825 people
helping build highways; 2,627
people hired to expand Florida's
programs to retrain workers and
provide other services to unem-
ployed; and 1,176 people em-
ployed to build new water system
projects around the state.
California was second in stimu-
lus jobs during the quarter, with
50,071. Nationally, the stimulus
money created or saved 671,607
full-time jobs, the report said.
Florida reported that it created
or saved 40,603 full-time stimu-
lus jobs in the previous quarter,
which ended June 30.
Florida officials contend the
Please turn to JOBS 8D

"We can't afford two years of squabling:" President Obama speaks
Thursday after a meeting with his Cabinet.

Obama invites GOP leaders

to meet on jobs and tax cuts

By David Jackson

Obama is planning a conference
in two weeks with congressional
leaders, including newly embold-
ened Republicans, as both par-
ties set down markers for the new
political landscape created by the
recent elections.
Although Republicans won
control of the U.S. House, Obama
said recently that voters want
both parties to cooperate on
creating jobs, including an exten-
sion of middle-class tax cuts that
expire at the end of the year.

Americans also "want to change
the tone here in Washington,"
Obama told reporters after meet-
ing with his Cabinet. "We can't
afford two years of just squab-
Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell, R-Ky., among those
invited to the White House, of-
fered a different assessment of
the elections. McConnell said
voters want to stop the "liberal
onslaught" from Obama and the
Democrats, including the health
care law he said Republicans
would try to repeal.
Please turn to TAX 8D




S Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos
Alvarez has sent a stern letter to
Jackson Health System saying
- he was "deeply troubled" by the
inspector general's blister-
ing report on Jackson's
international marketing
program and wanting
t.- know what Jackson
v. -zdoing to address
the problem.
meanwhilele, two
'.-onty commission-
rs are push-
nrig Jackson
to terminate
-- immediately
its agree-
ment with

Health Services, the company that
runs the marketing program at a
cost of $7 million a year. The resoh
in t r Natacha Sei as1 su 1orted I


Joe Martinez, seeks also for Jackson
to recoup any money spent for "any
unapproved or improper expendi-
The marketing program and a
move by Jackson to set up a non-
profit entity to run one of its clinics
- are expected to make for intense
discussions Thursday at the county
commission meeting.
The report issued last week by
Miami-Dade Inspector General
Christopher Mazzella decried FHS
for "wasteful" spending, including
$7,000 for flowers and birthday
Please turn to JACKSON 9D

BP returns to profit despite $40 spill bill

Company won't rush to resume deep-

water drilling in Gulf of Mexico A

By Jane Wardell and Robert Barr
The Associated Press

LONDON Oil company BP PLC
shied away from spearheading any
industry rush back into the Gulf of
Mexico as it revealed Tuesday that
the cost of its devastating oil spill
has jumped to $40 billion tak-
ing the shine off a return to profit
in the third quarter.
Chief Executive Bob Dudley was
forced to raise the likely cost of the
worst accidental spill in U.S. history'by
$7.7 billion because of delays to the final

-AP Photo/Alastair Grant
BP PLC Chief Executive Bob
Dudley speaks at a press confer-
ence at their headquarters in
London, Tuesday, Nov. 2.


capping of the busted Macondo well.
That dragged down third quarter net in-
come by more than 60 percent compared
to a year ago, to $1.79 billion from $5.3
billion. But underlying replacement cost
profit a key industry benchmark that
excludes the one-time cost of the spill
came in at $5.5 billion, beating analysts'
forecasts of $4.6 billion.
Several residents along the Gulf Coast
were happy to see BP turning a profit, keeping
Please turn to BP 9D

Homer new president of HBCU-LEEA

Therese Homer, currently serving
as Miami-Dade College Chief of Pub-
lic Safety was elected president of the
Historically Black Colleges and Uni-
versities Law Enforcement Executives"
and Administrators, Inc. (HBCU-
LEEA, Inc.) at its recent national con-
ference held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chief Homer is the organization's
fifth president since its 1999 incep-
tion and the first female president.
She previously served two years as
vice president of the HBCU-LEEA
from 2008-2010 and has pledged to
continue its aggressive agenda which
focuses on public safety concerns and

emergency management. :
In 2009 she served as Con-
ference Chair when the or-
ganization held its 10th An-
nual National Conference in
Miami at the Marriott Bis-
cayne Bay Hotel & Marina.
The organization awarded
scholarships two African
American Criminal Justice
students from Miami Dade HO
College and Florida Memo-
rial University.
As a Certified Law Enforcement
Officer with over 30 years experience,
Chief Homer served in law enforce-


ment capacities with sev-
eral municipalities prior to
taking the helm at Miami-
Dade College including
the City of Atlanta Police
Department, The Town of
Palm Beach Police Depart-
ment and the City of Opa-
Chief Homer is also ex-
MER tremely involved in do-
mestic violence issues and
served as chair of the Miami-Dade
County Domestic Violence Oversight
Board for two terms the last as
Please turn to HOMER 8D

Fed poised to unveil new program to aid economy

By The Associated Press

eral Reserve is poised to
adopt a new plan to jolt the
economy. It's a high-stakes
gamble that could shape
Chairman Ben Bernanke's
The Fed is all but certain
to detail its plan for buying
more government bonds.
Those purchases should
further lower interest rates
on mortgages and other
loans. Cheaper loans could
lead people and compa-

nies to borrow and
spend. That might
help invigorate the
economy, and lead
companies to step
up hiring.
Still, many ques-
tion whether the
Fed's new plan will
provide much ben-
The Fed already


has driven rates to super-
low levels. Anticipation of
the Fed's new program has
helped push down mortgage
rates to their lowest points

in decades. Yet the
economy is still
The Fed has
tried since the
2008 financial cri-
sis to keep credit
available to indi-
viduals and busi-
nesses. It's done
so, in part, by
keeping the target

range for its bank lending
rate near zero.
It also pursued the un-
orthodox strategy of buying
long-term bonds. The Fed's

purchases are so vast that
they push down the rates on
those bonds.
In 2009, the Fed bought
$1.7 trillion in mortgage and
Treasury bonds. Those pur-
chases helped lower long-
term rates on home and cor-
porate loans. The program
was credited with helping to
lift the country out of reces-
The Fed's aid program this
time is likely to be no more
than $500 billion.
A smaller program will
Please turn to ECONOMY 8D

What about economic justice?

By Julianne Malveaux
NNPA Columnist

The election of President Barack
Obama in 2008 seems to have un-
corked a virulent racism among folks
who are hatefully resentful of the
fact that an African American man
now leads our nation. The steady
drumbeat of negative commentary is
so overwhelming that many African
Americans are cowed and cautioned
into not even asserting our issues,
so artfully poised to drown out dis-
sent that some liberals have decided
to hold their powder until after the

election for fear of
hurting our presi-
dent. A Saturday
Washington Post
article penned by
bitter blasts from
the past shame-
fully compared
President Obama
to Richard Nixon MALVEAUX
because of his
"partisanship" describing him in a
manner devoid of context, as "devi-
sive", while it to a Canadian to re-
mind us that President Obama is,
indeed, the President of the United

States, not "dude", or a "hottie", or a
"Marxist" or a "socialist" as so many
have described him. The fact is that
if Barack Obama walked on water
somebody would say he couldn't
swim (remember the Jackson cam-
paign in 1984), and Republicans re-
peatedly rebuffed the olive branch
he offered in the early days of his
administration when he thought
more of human nature than it was
capable of in offering the possibility
of bipartisanship.
Oh, well. I'm writing before Tues-
day's election, uncertain about the
outcome. All the polls and the pun-
dits say it will be a Republican rout.
But polls and pundits have been
wrong before and for all the nega-

tive nattering of nihilistic nabobs,
there is the possibility that the least
and the left out, though wanting
more than they've gotten from the
Obama administration, understand
that turning the clock back is not an
acceptable option. Nobody should
count their chickens until the last
vote clears, and even when there is
a clearing, there is much work to
be done as our nation embraces an
uncertain economic recovery, and
looks for ways to bounce back. So
far our recovery has been a jobless
recovery, which is shameful. Those
who would simply cut taxes to bal-
ance budgets are tone deaf about the
material conditions in which many
Americans live.

I am especially concerned about
the economic inequality faced by Af-
rican Americans and the fact that
our nation seems tone deaf to it. Be-
cause President Obama happens to
be African American, the mention
of racial economic inequality seems
to be a forbidden subject. Indeed,
the invocation of race is so likely to
provoke unremitting hostility that
many have looked for "race neutral"
remedies tosolve a set of issues that
clearly have race at their base. In
other words, a rising tide won't lift
every boat. Some boats need holes
repaired, new oars, or a new motor.
Some communities are woefully lag-
ging in the midst of our so-called
economic recovery.


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Holidays might not be so happy at pump

By Sandy Shore

There's one place
holiday shoppers prob-
ably won't find a bar-
gain this year: At the
gas pump.
The Federal Re-
serve is taking steps
to stimulate the U.S.
economy, but those
moves are also helping
to push oil prices near
their high for the year.
That increase will
eventually translate
into higher gas prices.
The national average
for a gallon of unleaded
gasoline was $2.806
recently, according to
AAA, Wright Express
and Oil Price Infor-
mation Service. That's
about 7 cents more
than a month ago and

12 cents above a year
ago. It will probably
keep rising. Some ana-
lysts think the price
could be a nickel to a
dime more by Thanks-
The Fed plans to
buy about S75 billion
in bonds per month
through the middle of
next year, effectively
decreasing already low
interest rates. That
might boost lending
but the influx of dol-
lars weakens the value
of the U.S currency.
Oil is priced in dol-
lars and becomes
cheaper for holders of
foreign currency when
the dollar falls. And
when the dollar weak-
ens, investors would
rather hold hard as-

sets like oil and other
commodities because
that protects them
from more weakening
and inflation.
The dollar has been
getting weaker against
other currencies for
weeks, since the Fed
signaled its stimulus
efforts in late August.
Oil rose from about
$72 in early Septem-
ber to above $86,
while regular gasoline
jumped from an aver-
age of $2.68 per gallon
to almost $2.81.
Besides higher prices
at the pump, consum-
ers will also pay more
for basics like food.
"Effectively, what the
Fed did yesterday was
impose a new tax on
consumers," Cameron

Hanover analyst Peter
Beutel said.
Oil prices hit a high
for the year of S87.15
a barrel in early May.
when gas pump prices
were around $2.90 a
gallon. They're head-
ing back there again.
For every penny the
price at the pump in-
creases, it costs con-
sumers an additional
S4 million, Beutel
said. If the price rises
a dime, it means con-
sumers pay $40 mil-
lion more each day
that 10-cent hike is in
At the current na-
tional average of $2.80
per gallon, a typical
motorist using about
50 gallons of fuel per
month will spend

about S140.
"Gasoline prices are
almost probably, in my
opinion, double what
they ought to be." said
Beutel. "So the ques-
tion is ... those people
who have jobs, how
much longer can they
afford to pay ever-
higher prices at the
Higher gas prices al-
ready have prompted
some consumers to cut
back on discretionary
weekend driving, said
John Gamel,
director of
analysis for
It's similar to the
trend in 2008 when

President to meet with leaders on tax cuts

continued from 7D

Speaking at the Her-
itage Foundation think
tank, McConnell said
the White House has
a choice: "They can
change course, or they
can double down on a
vision of government
that the American
people have roundly
Republicans gained
at least 60 new U.S.
House seats in the
elections, giving them
control when the new
Congress convenes
in January. The GOP
also picked up at least
six new Senate seats,
though it will remain
in the minority.
In the meantime, the

current Congress has
a lame-duck session
scheduled to begin
Nov. 15. Obama said
he has invited con-
gressional leaders for a
Nov. 18 meeting to dis-
cuss that session and
hopes the get-together
would spill over to in-
clude dinner.
House Minority
Leader John Boehner,
R-Ohio, who is in line
to become the next
House speaker, has
also been invited.
Boehner spokesman
Michael Steel said the
GOP leader is check-
ing his schedule, but
wants to talk with
Obama about "impor-
tant issues like stop-
ping all the tax hikes,
cutting spending and

McConnell: Said vot-
ers want to stop the
"liberal onslaught" from
the Democrats

helping to create jobs."
Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, D-
Nev., who survived a
tough re-election bid

Tuesday, and outgoing
House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, D-Calif., will
also receive invita-
One of the priori-
ties for the lame-duck
session: tax cuts that
President George W.
Bush signed into law,
but which expire at the
end of the year.
Obama wants the
cuts extended for most
Americans, but not for
individuals making
more than $200,000 a
year or couples making
more than $250,000.
He is concerned about
adding to the budget
deficit, though White
House spokesman
Robert Gibbs said
the president might
consider a temporary

extension of some
tax cuts for upper-
income taxpayers.
Boehner, McCon-
nell and other Re-
publicans have said
taxes should not
be raised in such
a tough economy.
In his speech, Mc-
Connell repeated
an earlier comment
that his top politi-
cal goal is Obama's
defeat in 2012. He
said the only way the
GOP can reach goals
such as repealing
Obama's health care
law and shrinking
government "is to put
someone in the White
House who won't veto
any of these things."
Gibbs said McCo-
nnell's comments

Thousands of jobs created by stimulus package

continued from 7D

actual job counts are
higher, because of the
way the federal rules
tabulate jobs. Accord-
ing to the state's un-
official count, about
120,000 people re-

ceived paychecks
funded by stimulus
money in July, Au-
gust and September,
said Don Winstead,
Florida economic
stimulus special ad-
"Clearly, still the
area where you have

the most employment
impact is education.
Obviously, there is a
lot of the education
budget that was relat-
ed to the stimulus,"
Winstead said. "All
the highway money is
committed. There is a
lot of construction go-

ing on."
Still, the stimu-
lus has not turned
around Florida's un-
employment trends.
Florida's jobless rate
was 11.9 percent in
September, and it
was 9.4 percent when
President Obama

signed the bill in Feb-
ruary 2009.
So far, Florida has
spent about 38.9 per-
cent of the stimulus
jobs grants money it
has been awarded. Na-
tionally, about 44 per-
cent of the jobs money
has been spent.

don't square with
voters' desire to have
both parties work
together. "There will
be time for another
political campaign,"
Gibbs said. "But we
just finished one."

A GYN Diagnostic Center
Advanced GYN Chnic
African American Achievers Awards
Bank of America
BP Oil
CarePlus Health Plans
City of Miami City Clerk
City of Miiami Purchasing Dept.
City of Miami CRA
Daryl's Banquet Hall Inc.
Division of Procurement, MDCPS
Don Bailey's Carpet
Dr. Rozalyn Paschal, M.D.
Ed Lyons
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade County CAA/GMSC
Miami Dade County Dept. of Procurement
Miami Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Neighbors and Neighbors
New Luster Carpet Cleaning Service
Saint Agnes Episcopal Church
Toussaint, Gespere

Miami Dade police

chief takes HBCU post

continued from 7D

Chair of the Gover-
nor's Task Force on
Domestic Violence,
which was responsible
for introducing legis-
lation that influenced
Florida Statutes on do-
mestic violence at the
state level.
Her community in-
volvement includes be-
ing a member of the

International Rotary
Club, the Universal
Truth Center for Better
Living, the Rotary Club
of Opa-Locka, Delta
Sigma Sorority Miami
Alumnae Chapter and
a domestic violence
subject matter expert.
She is an Adjunct Pro-
fessor in Criminal Jus-
tice and enjoys public
speaking on domestic
violence and personal

Federal Reserve unveils new economy program

continued from 7D

also be less objection-
able to some Fed of-
ficials. They fret that
further lowering inter-
est rates poses long-
term risks, such as
runaway inflation.
There's also the risk
that the plan doesn't
Americans so far
have resisted ramping
up spending. Instead,
many are trimming
debt, rebuilding sav-
ings and trying to re-
store their credit.
The Fed's credibil-
ity is on the line, as is
Bernanke's. The Fed
chief has been cred-
ited with preventing
the Great Recession
from turning into the
second Great Depres-
"Getting this deci-
sion right is critical
to Ben Bernanke's
legacy," said Kenneth
Thomas, a lecturer in
finance at the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania's
Wharton School. "He
can't afford for it to
A bond-buying pro-
gram of around $500
billion would likely
provide only a modest
boost to growth in the
final months of the
year. Even with that,
the unemployment
rate is expected to
stay above 9 percent
by year's end.
One option is for the

Fed to announce its
intention to buy a spe-
cific amount in bonds
over a set number of
months. After that, it
would assess, at each
meeting, whether it
should buy more. Its
decision would hinge
on how the economy
is faring.
The Fed will an-
nounce its purchases
one day after the na-
tion votes for a new
Congress. High un-
employment, meager
wage gains and soar-
ing home foreclosures
have frustrated many
voters. Republicans
are expected to score

big gains.
The anticipated
move by the Fed has
sharply divided econ-
omists, according
to an AP Economy
Survey released last
week. Roughly half
said such bond pur-
chases, if they re-
duced rates, could
spur Americans to
spend more, strength-
en the economy and
lead to more hiring.
But the other half
countered that anoth-
er round of stimulus
won't provide much
help. Some worry
it could lead to new
threats later on. These

include out-of-control
inflation or a wave of
speculative buying
that inflates bubbles in
the prices of commodi-
ties or bonds or other
Thomas Hoenig,
president of the Fed-
eral Reserve Bank of
Kansas City, and oth-
er "inflation hawks"
share those concerns.
At each meeting this
year, Hoenig has op-
posed the Fed's pledg-
es to keep rates at re-
cord lows and other
efforts to energize the
economy. He's likely
to oppose the new aid



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BP makes increase in profits, despite oil spill

continued from 7D

the company afloat
so it can live up to its
promise to compen-
sate those affected by
the spill.
"I don't think it's to
anyone's advantage to
see BP go broke or go
out of business," said
Byron Encalade, the
president of the Loui-
siana Oystermen As-
sociation whose oyster
beds are all dead or
dying. "We want them
to stay right and keep
making money. All we
want is for them to
take care of the peo-
ple who have been af-
fected and their liveli-
hoods destroyed."
Thousands are suf-
fering from a summer
of lost revenue after
the April 20 explosion

on the Deepwater Ho-
rizon rig that killed
11 workers. Oil kept
gushing until July 15,
and it took BP anoth-
er two months un-
til Sept. 19 to com-
pletely seal the well.
More than six
months after the spill,
tar balls continue
to wash up on some
beaches across the
coast, while BP con-
tractors have begun
a large scale effort to
clean remaining oil
buried in the sand.
Most beaches are
open, but businesses
who depend on tour-
ists have lost their
much-needed sum-
mer revenue that car-
ries them through the
slower winter months.
They are now strug-
gling to get by as they
wait on their compen-

station checks from
BP has pledged to
make amends, prom-
ising certain Gulf as-
sets as collateral for
a $20 billion fund --
overlooked by the U.S.
government to pay
claims, but the Lon-
don-based company's
longer term plans for
the Gulf remain open
to speculation.
Dudley, who was
presenting his first
quarterly earnings
report since tak-
ing over from gaffe-
prone Tony Hayward
a month ago, said
BP was committed to
operating in the Gulf
following the lifting
last month of a U.S.
government morato-
rium on drilling.
But he said the
company would "step

back and look at i's
equipment and rigs
in those waters before
attempting to jump
back in. suggesting it
may turn to its ven-
tures elsewhere in
the world to provide
growth for a while.
"It wouldn't be sen-
sible for us to be the
first one to raise our
hand and rush in
with a permit." Dud-
ley said. "We are still
embedding the les-
sons from this inci-
dent ... we are going
to take our time and
be absolutely thor-
ough and rigorous
about this."
Chevron and Shell
have both submit-
ted requests for proj-
ects since President
Barack Obama lifted
the drilling mora-
torium on Oct. 12,

bu newV regulations,
which include more
rig inspections, are
expected to make it
harder for companies
to obtain offshore
drilling permits.
Broadly, I expect
the industry to get
back to work some-
time in 2011, Dudley
said. noting that new
regulatory require-
ments for licenses
were still under dis-
Wells in the Gulf
can be very profitable
and taxes and royal-
ties in U.S. waters
are considered to be
much lower than else-
where in the world.
Drilling projects there
typically break even
when oil sells for $50
to $60 per barrel.
It's currently trading
near $82 per barrel.

Trouble still arises at Jackson Health System

continued from 7D,

cakes, and $13,000
for local limo rides.
The report, billed as
"first in a series,"
chastised Jackson's
governing board, the
Public Health Trust,
for not watching FHS
more carefully.
It appears that
Jackson may be mov-
ing to make major
changes quickly.
In a statement is-
sued by FHS Chief
Executive Rolando
Rodriguez defended
his running the pro-
gram, apologized for
"poor decisions" by
previous managers
and then said, "We
are pleased to help
the hospital move
this back under its
own management."
Jackson had not
issued a response to
the mayor's letter,
or Rodriguez' state-
ment, but last week
it responded to the
OIG report by saying
it was exploring alter-
natives to the inter-
national marketing,
including "identifying
new, full-time lead-
ership" and perhaps
forming a marketing
partnership with the
University of Miami.
In the letter to
Jackson Chief Execu-
tive Eneida Roldan
and Trust Chairman
John Copeland, the
mayor wrote, "While
I clearly understand
that many of these
acts of mismanage-
ment occurred under
a previous PHT ad-
ministration, I have
seen no indication
that this culture and
business practice
has changed at FHS
today. On the con-
trary, FHS appears
to justify its waste-
ful or inappropriate
spending by simply
differentiating be-
tween the accounting
of public and private
dollars. . It is ludi-
crous to suggest that
FHS should not be
held to the standard
of a public agency,"
the mayor wrote in a
letter. "It was created
for the sole purpose
of assisting the PHT."
Alvarez noted the
OIG report revealed
that FHS was sitting
on a cash reserve of

$2.2 million. "I rec-
ommend that any fu-
ture funding to FHS
be provided only on
a reimbursement ba-
sis, requiring that
expenses be docu-
mented and tied to
patient revenue at
The commission
has already frozen
$2.7 million in inter-
national marketing
money, and Seijas
now is pushing to
stop all funding to
FHS, which is bud-
geted at $7.2 million
for fiscal 2011, which
started Oct. 1.
In his statement,
Rodriguez, who is
also chief executive
of Jackson Memori-
al Foundation, said
the foundation "was
asked by the PHT to
grow its internation-
al business, which
we have done with
incredible success.
. We are proud of
our employees and
their generation of
more than $50 mil-
lion, after all ex-
penses, for Jackson
Memorial Hospital.
"We have respond-
ed in detail to all the
concerns raised. We
do apologize for those
instances where pre-
vious management
made poor decisions
in purchasing and
other expenditures.
Whether public or
private funds, our
goal was to manage
our efforts with care
and professionalism.
We took swift action
in response to these
obvious errors.
"Our effort had one
important difference
-the foundation did
this at no profit to
itself. . Our only
mission is to help
Jackson, and that is
what we are always
going to do."
Meanwhile, Jack-
son is racing to
make a change in its
primary care clin-
ics that is budgeted
to add $6 million to
the bottom line in
fiscal 2011. The is-
sue, recently put
on the commission
agenda by Commis-
sioner Barbara Jor-
dan, would convert
a Jackson clinic, the
North Dade Health
Center, into a feder-
ally qualified health

center, operated by
an independent board
of directors.
Federal law requires
that FQHC clinics
have local boards,
with half the mem-
bers being patients at
the clinic.
The move would
allow Jackson to be
reimbursed by Med-
icaid about $143 per
basic patient visit,
according to Jackson
research -far above
the $50 that the
Jackson clinic gets
for a Medicaid patient
Several other gov-
ernment entities
around the country,
including the North
Broward Hospital
District, have set up
FQHC's, but the appli-
cation process is long
and complex.
Jackson officials

have told county lead-
ers they need com-
mission approval at
this week's meeting

to have any chance
for getting the new
classification for cal-
endar year 2011.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Procurement
1 M ,,-,-,r=,, ...ii: conduct a workshop to solicit information from
vendors in the industry about the different methods available
to collect payment for water bills from Water and Sewer
Department customers.
This workshop will be conducted:
Friday, November 19, 2010
2:00 pm to 5:00 pmrn
Stephen P Clark Center. 111 N.W. 1st Street, 10th Flo6r
Citizen's independent Transportation
Trust Conference Room
Miami, Florida 33128-1983
If you are interested in i, -. i j this workshop,
contact Lina Bonilla at 305-375-3633 or e-mail at

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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Boards of Commissioners Meeting of the
Omni Community Redevelopment Agency will take place on Thursday, November
18, 2010 at 3:30 PM, at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan American Drive,
Miami, FL 33133. :

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please contact
the CRA offices at (305) 679-6800.

(#14847) PieterA. Bockweg, Executive Director

Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Resolution R-1053-10 adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. Florida, on October 19, 2010. notice is hereby given of a
Special Election on December 14, 2010. for the purpose of tcr,, r',-,. to the qualified electors in
the proposed area, for their approval or disapproval, the1- :-. --gn proposal:
Annexation to the City of Sweetwater
Shall the area within r, .- t -' . -::,t.-.i i,. -. .. annexed to the City of Sweetwater?
Northernmost boundary: NW 25th Street
Easternmost boundary: NW 107th Avenue from NW 25th Street

Southernmost boundary:
Westernmost boundary:

to State Road 836 and NW 110th Avenue
from State Road 836 to Flagler Street
Flagler Street
Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike
YES 70

NO 71
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters residing within the proposed area who will be eligible
to vote YES or NO for this proposal.
All marked ballots must be received by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections by 7:00
p.m. on the day of the election. This special election shall be conducted in accordance with the
provisions of the Code of Miami-Dade County and other applicable provisions of general law relating
to special elections.
Lester Sola, Supervisor of Elections
Miami-Dade County, Florida

r 1 iWii T

.- ipmentAgency


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a SPECIAL CRA Boards of Commissioners
Meeting of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment
Agency will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM, located at
Miami City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please contact
the CRA offices at (305) 679-6800.

(#14848) PieterA. Bockweg, Executive Director


2010 Omni CRA Film Initiative
Capital Outlay Grant Program
Targeting the Film and Media Entertainment Industries

The Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency ("CRA") is
accepting proposals from persons and entities that conduct business in the media
entertainment, film and film support industries, that are interested in establishing
or expanding their business operations within the boundaries of the Omni
Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Area. Funding consideration
will be based on: (1) the merits of the proposal; (2) the number of permanent
full-time jobs created and filled; (3) the proposed compensation package for new
hires; (4) the project timeline; and (5) the Proposer's capital investment in the
project. The CRA will award grants of up to $50,000 to cover eligible expenses
associated with the opening or expansion of the targeted business. Proposers
who are able to immediately hire a minimum of fifteen (15) full-time employees
qualify to apply for a matching grant of up to $50,000 offered through the State of
Florida's Local Government Distressed Area Matching Grant Program.

Applications may be obtained from the CRA office or from the CRA website at Proposers shall deliver by mail or by courier three (3)
unbound copies of their Proposal, and a completed grant application, to:

City of Miami CRA
"2010 Omni Film Initiative"
49 N.W. 5th Street, Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33128

Application deadline is March 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM. For additional information,
please contact the CRA office at (305) 679.6800 or by email at CRA(

(#14844) Pieter Bockweg
Executive Director
Omni Redevelopment District
Community Redevelopment Agency

The CRAs reserves the right to accept any application deemed to be in the best interest of the
CRAs, to waive any minor irregularities, omissions, and/or technicalities in any application, or
to reject any or all applications and to re-advertise for new applications,






Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works
Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction Division, located
at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone 305-416-1248.

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or represented
at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should any person desire to
appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered
at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
(F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the American with Disabiiities Act of 1990, persons needing
special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office
of the City Clerk at (305)250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business days prior
to the proceeding, or at (305)250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3) business days
prior to the proceeding. .

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC .-. ?
(#14846) City Clerk .-






1212 NW 1 Avenue
$475 MOVE IN. One
bedroom, one bath $475
monthly Stove, refrigerator,
air 305-642-7080
1215 NW 103 LANE
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile. $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
$500 MOVE IN! One
bedroom, one bath, $500,
stove, refrigerator, air.

1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath. $450
monthly $700 move in
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel

1250 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$525. Free Water.

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
$425 Move in One
bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty #1

133 NW 18 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$425 monthly. $600 to move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $450.

140 NW 13 Street
$500 MOVE IN. Two
bdrms, one bath $525.

14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrm. one bath $525
Free Water 786-267-1646

14460 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $495
Two bdrm., one bath, $595
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free Water 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.

1510 NW 68 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $475.
Call 786-797-6417
15201 Memorial Hwy.
One and two bedrooms
available. Water and
appliances included. $1100
move in. More Specials.
Frank Cooper Real
Estate 305-758-7022
1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $395
monthly. $600 move in.
Three bdrm, two bath, $650
monthly, $1000 to move
in. Newly renovated. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1540 NW 1 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $450
monthly. $600 to move in.
Three bdrm, two bath, $725
monthly. $1100 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel
16016 NW 2 Avenue
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, central air, yard, tile,
free water. Section 8 OK!
$1250. 305-675-1740
1718 NW 2 Court
$425 MOVE IN, One
bdrm, one bath, $425.

1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 monthly. $900 to move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

186 NW 13 STREET
One bdrm, one bath. $475.
Appliances 305-642-7080
1872 NW 24 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$595 monthly. Free water

1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

200 NW 13 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$425. 305-642-7080.

210 NW 17 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$475. Call 305-642-7080

2186 NW 38 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $695.
Appliances, free water.

2373 NW 61 Street
Two bedrooms Rear.
2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one
bath $650
Appliances, free water.

251 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
water, private back yard.
$700 monthly plus security.
Section 8 OK. 786-216-7533
2804 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, $495
monthly, $750 move in.
Two bdrms, one bath, $595
monthly, $900 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578
2931 NW 132 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath, air,
bars. $650 monthly, $1150 to
move in. 305-742-1082 after
7 p.m.
401 NW 4 Avenue
Hallendale, FL.
Two bedrooms, $850.
786-209-0768 or
405 NW 37 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $495
monthly. All appliances
included. Call Joel

411 NW 37 Street
Studio, $395 per
month. All appliances
included. Call Joel

439 NW 9 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$600 move in, $435 mthly.
Call 786-294-6014

One bedroom, very nice $450
a month. Call 305-557-1750
472 NW 10 Street
One bedroom one
bath. $525. Stove,
refrigerator, air.

48 NW 77 Street
Beautiful one bedroom,
$575 monthly. Call after
6 p.m. 305-753-7738
585 NE 139 Street
One bedroom, $680 mthly.
Efficiency, $550 mthly.
First, last and security.
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 305-466-6988
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550, stove, refrigerator, air,
free water. 305-642-7080
6229 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 305-310-7463
6950 NW 8 Avenue
Remodeled studio. $450-
$500, Section 8 Ok!
Call 305-675-1740.
6951 NW 5 Court
Two large bedrooms, one
bath, deposit negotiable.
Section 8 OK. 786-315-3253
750 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $550
monthly. $795 move in.
Two bdrm, one bath. $725
monthly. $1030 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

7601 NE 3 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Remodeled kitchen,
new floors, appliances.
$750 monthly, security
negotiable. Call
7602 NE 3 Court
One bedroom and efficiencies
available. Move in Special.
Call 786-286-2540
924 NW 29 Street
bedrooms, one bath. Water
included! 786-262-7313
Arena Garden
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 N.W. 11 St.




Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same
day approval. For more

Easy qualify. Move in
special.One bedroom, one
bath, $495, two bedrooms,
one bath, $595. Free water!
Leonard 786-236-1144

One and two bdrms. Section
8 welcome, 305-725-5504
Studio, remodeled, Section
8 welcome. 786-301-9363
Spanish or 786-301-4368
Corner of NW 103 St.
Beautiful two bedrooms. $700
monthly. $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
Liberty City Area
One, Two Bedroooms
Call Ms. Yennisse
at 305-600-7280
Overtown Area
One, Two, Three Bedrooms
Call Ms Wilder at
N. DADE Section 8 OKI
One and two bdrms. Move in
special! 786-488-5225
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice two bedrooms, air
condition, appliances. Free
HOT water in quiet fenced in
community, $470 monthly,
plus $200 deposit. 305-665-
4938 or 305-498-8811

Business Rentals
5890 NW 12 Avenue
Store 305-635-8875 or

2600 Collins Ave
Two master bedrooms,
two bathes, 1044 square
feet, parking, laundry, quiet
building, tile. No pets. Near
beach, major hospitals,
airport, $1048 monthly. First,
last, $500 deposit.
50 NW 166 Street
North Miami Beach
New four bedrooms, two
baths. Rent $1500. Section 8
OK. 305-528-9964
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, fenced, bars,
appliances and more. Section
8 Welcomed! Call Manny,
Large one bedroom, one
bath. Clean unit, safe secure
parking. Washer/dryer.
Section 8 OK $800 monthly.
South Miami
Four bedroom, two bath, near
metrorail, bus, schools and
hospitals. $1100. Section 8
OK Call Chris 305-776-6004
or Mrs. Scott 305-665-6221.
South Miami
Two bedroom, one bath,
near metrorail, bus, schools
and hospitals. $850. Section
8 OK Call Chris 305-776-
6004 or Mrs. Scott 305-665-


1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath.
$575 Appliances, free
electric, water.
1079 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, fenced, $900
mthly, first, last and sec. to
move in. Call 305-986-8395.
1082 NW 55 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $650.
Appliances. Free water.

11254 NW 22 Avenue
Three bedrooms, large.
$975. 786-306-4839
1201 NW 32 Street
One bdrm, security bars.
Section 8 Welcome!
1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1815 NW 41 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
$850 monthly. $2200 to move
in. Section 8 Welcome.
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms. Remodeled.
$895. 786-306-4839


2152 NW 104 Street
Two bedrooms, one oath
newly remodeled, central air.
tile floors $875
2257 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one
bath $725. Appliances,
free water.

2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms, air. $695
monthly. 786-877-5358

255 NE 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080

255 NE 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080
3189 NW 59 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
remodeled. Call Marie
4436 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 786-251-2591
4625 NW 15 Avenue #A
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, $950 monthly. Section
8 perferred. 305-490-9284
4711 NW 15 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $625.
Free water. 305-642-7080
4951 NW 15 Avenue
Nice area. Two bedrooms,
one bath, fenced back yard.
Section 8 vouchers
accepted. 954-658-9735
5510 NW 1 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced yard, central air.
$800 monthly. 305-298-5773
5603 NW 15 Aveune
Two bedrooms, $800
6935 NW 6 Court
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, Section 8 ok! $800
mthly. 305-751-5533
7820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
$775. Appliances,
free water.

;820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
$775. Appliances,
free water.

8081 NW 12 Place
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$795 monthly, $1800 to move
in. Section 8 OK.
8180 NW 23 Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths;
two bedrooms, one bath. All
with central air.
Call 786-306-2946
8451 NW 19 Avenue
One bedroom, water, air, tile,
bars, fenced, $700 monthly.
Terry Dellerson, Realtor
Section 8 Welcome.
891-93 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one
bath. Section 8 OK.
Efficiency also available.
92 NE 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. Section 8 OK.
928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$600. Free Water.

9626 NW 8 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly. This week
special $1000 deposit.
Section 8 OK 305-757-3709
Two bdrms. one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845


100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1671 NE 143 Street
Efficiency. $550 monthly.
954-435-7171, 954-639-3834
1814 NW 2 Court
Efficiency, one bath.
Appliances, free water and
electric. $350 monthly.

2424 NW 44 Street- Rear
One bedroom, one bath. air,
free utilities. $600 monthly.
$600 to move in.
2905 NW 57 Street
Small furnished efficiency,
$500 monthly $1100 to
move in. 305-635-8302,
2915 NW 156 Street
Private entrance, free
cable. $165 weekly, $600
move in. 305-624-3966
3143 NW 53 Street
Starting at $425 monthly.
First, last and security.
305-751 -6232

Furnished, private entrance.

Private entrance, air, cable
and use of pool.

Furished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
13377 NW 30 Avenue
$85-5100 weekly, free
utilities, kitchen, bath. one
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1525 NE 158 Street
Rooms available.
305-693-1017, 305-298-0388
15810 NW 38 Place
$85 weekly. Free utilities,
bath, kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1722 NW 77 Street
$110 weekly,new carpet,
1761 NW 84 Street
Private entrance, cable. $450
monthly. 305-244-4928
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations.
Call 954-678-8996
1823 NW 68 Terrance
One week free rent! Clean
rooms, includes air, cable,
water, electricity and use of
kitchen. $115 weekly. $230
move in. 786-286-7455 or
1880 All Baba Avenue
Outreach Program. Beds
available, three meals daily.
Share a room. 786-443-7306
2373 NW 95 Street
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-915-6276, 305-474-8186
2810 NW 212 Terrace
Nice rooms. $125 weekly.
Call 786-295-2580
3633 NW 194 Terrace
Free utilities, $135 weekly,
$270 move in. 305-622-9135
74 Street NW 7 Avenue
Utilitities and cable included.
$125 weekly. $225 moves
you in. 786-306-2349
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$425 monthly. First and last
to move in. With private
entrance and private bath.
or 786-515-3020
Clean, appliances included,
$125 weekly. 305-244-6845
Private bath, utilities
included, $125 weekly.
Room in nice home for
rent. 305-527-6010
Cable TV, kitchen privileges,
private bath. 305-962-8157
Clean and nice, air, $100
weekly, $200 to move in.
Northwest Area
Seniors. All utilities plus cable
TV included. $500 a month.
$375 deposit.
Call 786-426-3982.
Rooms, with home privileges.
Prices range from $90 to
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2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110
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1121 NW 142 Street
Three bedrooms, air, $1,250
monthly, den, fenced, tile,
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Terry Dellerson. Realtor
11375 NW 10 Avenue
Four bedroom, three bath,
$1500 monthly.
12500 E Randal Park Drive
Four bedrooms, $1100
1370 NW 69 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, plus bonus
room,$1200 mthly. Not
Section 8 affiliated. Call 305-
829-5164 or 305-926-2245
1468 NW 43 Street
. Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 305-753-6006
1527 NW 100 Street
Five bedrooms, two baths.
$1500 monthly Section 8 OK.
15840 NW 17 Court
Four bedroom, two bath or
three bedroom one bath.
No Section 8. Call 305-
624-1137. Ask for Carl
1723 NW 68 Terrace
Miami Two bedroom, one
bath, $800 monthly
Call 305-267-9449
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedroom, two bath,
$1075. 305-642-7080
18715 NW 45 Avenue
Section 8 OK. Three
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2273 NW 65 Street Rear
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2754 NW 169 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one
bath. fenced yard. air and
appliances. $1350 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome! Call 305-
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two
baths, $900 monthly.
All Appliances included.
Free 19" LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

3010 NW 70 Terrace
Three bedroom, two bath,
newly renovated. No
appliances, half off second
month rent. Washer/
dryer hook up. $1000
monthly. $2500 move
in. Call 305-975-5596
3630 Percival Avenue
Coconut Grove
Three bedrooms, two
baths.$1200 mthly.
6701 NWh14eAveune
Large three bedroom, two
bath, central air. Section
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6722 NW 6 Aveune
Three bedroom, $975
7 NE 59 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one
bath. $995. Appliances,
free water.

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Four bedroom, two bath,
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Five bedrooms, two
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7961 NW 12 Place
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 monthly, $3000 to move
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97 NW 27 Street
AVE & 27 ST
Two bdrms, one bath
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All appliances included.
Free 19" LCD T.V.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

990 NW 48 Street
Three bedrooms, one
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$2500 move in, $1250
monthly.Call 305-467-8784
Three bedrooms, two bath.
Section 8 welcome. Move
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Four bedroom, two
bath. $1600 monthly.
305-757-7067 Design Realty
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213 Terrace. Fenced yard,
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Spacious. Three bedrooms,
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furniture, plasma TV included.
Section 8 Welcome.
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Three bedroom, three
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1740 NW 75 Street
Two bedrooms, new roof.
Only $22,000. 305-949-3870
18120 NW 2 Court
Three bedrooms, den, central
air, completely remodeled.
Try $2900 down and $694
monthly. Come by for list. NDI
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1854 NW 87 Street
Remodeled, just painted,
new kitchen and bath. Two
bedroom, one bath. FHA or
VA. $79,900. Bamar Realty
Corp. Realtor 305-362-4266
1861 NW 166 Street
Three bedrooms, bars.
$895. 786-306-4839
3028 NW 8 Road
Three bedrooms, updated.
$895 786-306-4839
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1301 NW 136 Street
Miami, Florida 33167
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STwo Hurricanes QBs, Shannon will have to choose soon

dcdown the field with all after the miracle in the loss at Virgin- huge road win he may be the heir ap-
b k in i B h b t h hqt? Let' f t t J Har-

Miami Hurricane
fans caught a glimpse
of young Stephen Mor-
ris a week ago in the
Canes' unexpected
loss at Virginia. Mor-
ris led a furious but
unsuccessful come-
back against the Cav-
aliers with a refuse-
to-lose-attitude not
seen since the days of
Kenny Dorsey. Even
in defeat we heard

some rumblings:
"Did you see the arm
on that kid? Not bad
for a freshman. How
'bout the way that kid
took command in the
Hurricane fans,
desperately search-
ing for an alternative
to junior quarterback
Jacory Harris and
his tendency to throw
interceptions, were

looking on curiously
this past Saturday
when Morris took the
field with 82 yards to
go, no timeouts and
the clock ticking. Was
this nightmarish foot-
ball season about to
get even uglier with
back-to-back losses
to Virginia and Mary-
land? Morris stopped
all of that, methodi-
cally leading his team

lte poise ol dni ElwaV
or Montana, wrap-
ping up the game-
winning drive with
a perfectly-thrown
35-yard touchdown
pass to Leonard Han-
kerson. And he's only
18?Sure he was not
perfect, throwing two
interceptions while
going 18 of 30 for 286
yards but remember
this kid should still
be on Similac. Head
coach Randy Shan-
non at the post game
press conference was
beaming with pride

comeUii ac win or-
chestrated by his cool
freshman QB say-
ing, "Guys there is no
quarterback contro-
Shannon promises
that Harris's fans that
the former Northwest-
ern great, with all of
his 28 interceptions in
just under two years
as a starter, will be
back in the saddle as
soon as he is cleared
to play by the doc-
tors. medics following
his well documented
concussion suffered

ia. tJut wnar a out
the remarkable poise
Morris displayed in
the face of a blitzing
defense, moving in
the pocket and willing
to take off and run
when under pressure
- something Harris
has only done with
great reluctance?
Morris still has a
lot of work to do and
another big test it ap-
pears at Georgia Tech
if Harris is not cleared
to play by then. And
just suppose the
Canes pull off the

it folks, the stakes
are high for Coach
Shannon. These are
some big games on
the horizon. No won-
der why he wants no
part of a quarterback
controversy as he
has enough to worry
about already. Unfor-
tunately we all live
in the real world and
judging from the head
coach's own words
following Saturday's
win over Maryland, he
knows it too. Morris
has shown us all that

lparen l Lo jacoryLJt i a
ris at the U and if he
turns in another im-
pressive performance
against the Yellow
Jackets this weekend,
Shannon had better
prepare himself. Not
only will he have to
worry about trying
to secure a berth in
the ACC champion-
ship not to mention
job security, he -will
without question have
to make a decision on
which QB should lead
the Canes. Good luck

Playoffs loom for Liberty City high school teams

By D. Kevin McNeir,

It's been a tough
week for the young
players at North-
western Senior High
School, after their
head coach, Billy
Rolle, was fired by the
school's principal after
a near-loss to Edison
last Saturday night
and then rehired a
few days later, alleg-
edly because Principal
Hankerson failed to
follow proper protocol.
But the Bulls (7-2, 4-1)
somehow kept things

For the fourth-
straight week, the
Grambling State Tigers
(8-1) sit atop the latest
editions of the Boxto- HBCU
FCS coaches and me-
dia top 10 football polls.
Winners of eight
straight, the Tigers
received nine of 13
first-place votes in the
coaches poll while re-
ceiving 16 of the 22
first-place nods in the
media poll.
As was the case last
week, the top four
teams in the media poll
remained the same.
Undefeated Bethune-
Cookman (9-0) is sec-
ond followed by anoth-
er unbeaten team, the
Albany State Golden
Rams (10-0) at #3. The
Golden Rams won the
SIAC Championship
with a 12-7 victory over
Fort Valley State in the
Fountain City Classic
in Columbus, GA Sat-
urday. South Carolina
State (7-2) is fourth and
Tuskegee (8-2) rounds
out the top five.
The remainder of the
media poll has More-
house (8-2) at six, while

Jackson State (6-3) is
seven. Shaw (8-2) en-
ters the poll at #8 with
its 10-6 victory over
Saint Augustine's. The
Bears won the CIAA
Southern Division
crown and will face Vir-
ginia State in the CIAA
Championship Game
on Saturday at Dur-
ham County Stadium
in Durham, NC.

Four fumbles, five
sacks and only 79
yards passing nor-
mally results in a loss
at any level of football.
But somehow the Tor-
nadoes of # 4 Booker
T. Washington (8-1,
4-0) got back to their
normal style of foot-
ball in the latter part
of the third quarter

-Photo by Donnalyn Anthony

Northwestern faces Miami Beach at the line.

*, rL IT .

The search for the ball is on for BTW and Edison.

together and shut out
Miami Beach (4-5,
0-5) last Friday night.
The offense commit-
ted zero errors while
the defense forced six
fumbles. Next up for
# 5 Northwestern is
# 20 Jackson (6-3) at
Traz Powell Stadium
at 7:30 p.m.
Bulls QB Teddy
Bridgewater is expect-

ed to be back in the
pocket and that's good
news for the Bulls. But
they better make sure
they put away Jackson
first because when it
comes to a running
game, the Generals
have the edge.


-Photo by Donnalyn Anthony

and throughout the
fourth. They shut out
Miami-Edison (1-8,
0-3) allowing their
opponent's rotating
quarterbacks only 5
passing yards for the
entire game. Once
again Tornadoes QB
Jeremiah Hay was the
man of the hour for his
team, racking up 201
yards while throwing

for two touchdowns.
Booker T. Washing-
ton will take on #3
Central (8-1) this
Saturday at 7 p.m.
at Traz Powell Sta-
dium in their season
finale. Many expect
to see the two teams
lock horns again in
the state showdown
in Orlando later this

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designated
date. Said bids will be opened and read at the Miami-Dade County School Board Administration Building.
Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the date designated. Bid forms on
which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MAN-
AGEMENT web-site at htto://, 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, Florida, enacts a Cone of Silence from issuance of a solici-
tation through final School Board action. The Cone of Silence shall terminate at the time the School
Board acts on a written recommendation from the Superintendent to award or approve a contract,
to reject all bids or responses, or to take any other action which ends the solicitation and review
process. All provisions of School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212 apply.

Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School Board.
Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in School Board Rule 6Gx13-
3C1.10. shall constitute a waiver of proceedings.

Bid Number Opening
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Pre-Bid Conference.


Fuel Storage Tanks and Monitoring Systems:
Inspection, Repair and Replacement

035-KK11 11/16/2010 Wireless Service and Equipment

A pre-bid conference will
be held Tuesday,
November 16, 2009 at
2:00 p.m. in Maintenance
Operations Training
Center, 12525 NW 28
Avenue, Miami, Florida.

A pre-bid conference
will be held November
10, 2010 at 10:00 AM
in the School Board
Audiorium. SBAB, 1450
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33132. Pre-Bid
Conference attendance
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Photo Waste and Chemicals

By: Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho
Superintendent of Schools


Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following:



(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarificatlon:Tuesday.
November 23. 2010. at 5:00 P.M.)

Details of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is available on the City of Miami,
Purchasing Department, website at Telephone
No. is (305) 416-1958;

Carlos A. Migoya
City Manager
AD NO. 13712

Grambling remains

atop, coaches polls

Request for Proposal/Qualifications

CORPS (GMSC), 810 NW 28th ST, Miami, Florida.

REASON FOR REQUEST: GMSC daily operations
require reliable access to IT resources such as
Internet and Electronic Mail (E-Mail). GMSC does
not have in-house IT staff.

are encouraged to attend the Pre-Qualification
Conference scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday,
November 18 at the above address. Proposal Forms
may be obtained at this address from November 3,
2010 December 9, 2010, Mon. to Fri., 9:00 AM -
4:30 PM. Questions regarding this RFPQ must be
submitted to GMSC in writing before 5:00 PM on
Tuesday November 30, 2010.

All proposals shall be made on the appropriate
Proposal Forms, in accordance with the instructions
contained therein. Proposals shall be delivered to
GMSC at 810 NW 28th ST, Miami, FL 33127 before
1:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

GMSC reserves the right to request additional
information, waive any information, and to reject any
or all Proposals.


Neighbors And Neighbors Association Inc .
Notice of Bid Solicitation
Title: A Mother's Care Inc Rehab Project
Address: 5861 NW 17'" Avenue Miami, Florida 33142
Due Date: Monday Decemxr 06, 2010 by 4:00 pm

non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference:
Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:00 am
Bid No: 201008
The detail Specifications on the Bid can be picked up at NANA's main office located
at 180 NW 62" Street Miami, Florida 33150
Office (305) 756-0605 Fax: (305)756-6008
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S. .- Th's is a Cy of Miami funded project through the Deparrrent of Community
Development with CDBG Commercial Revitalzation funds Tis orect issuect
:" 10to the Cy of Miami Section 3 regulations and Federal Davis Bacon Wage
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