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VOLUME 88 NUMBER 52 MIAMI, FLORIDA, AUGUST 24-30, 2011 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)
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Job seekers swarm

downtown Miami

: CBC event draws hundreds of unemployed
By Randy Grice
* rgrice@miamitimesonline.com

ADVOCATE FOR HOPE: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., with young
participants from the 5000 Role Models Program, who welcomed people
to the town hall meeting.

CBC job tour A

-Miami Times photos/
Donnalyn Anthony

On Tuesday, August 24th,
a job fair was held to get Mi-
ami-Dade County residents
back to work. The Congres-
sional Black Caucus For the
People Jobs Initiative was
hosted by Congresswoman
Frederica Wilson (FL-17) at
the James L. Knight Center
in downtown Miami.
In total, 127 employers
were on site to offer poten-
tial employees information
Please turn to JOBS 10A

Job seekers fill out applica-
tions in front of employers.

brings hope to


Maxine Waters says, "Time for 1

Blacks tonight is
By D. Kevin McNeir
It was standing room only
on Monday night at Mt. Her-
mon AME Church in Miami
Gardens where the only topic
of interest was helping Blacks
confront an every-increasing
jobless rate and the related
frustration and pain that mil-
lions continue to experience.
Many who attended said they
had never participated in a
town hall meeting but then,

these are not ordinary times.
The latest unemployment
numbers show that while the
unemployment rate for whites
in the U.S. is at 8.2 percent,
Blacks nationwide have dou-
bled that number with 16.8
percent. However, in some
places the number of unem-
ployed Blacks continues to
climb towards 40 percent.
With that in mind, members
of the Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC), often criticized
Please turn to CBC 10A

Maxine Waters

Debt ceiling deal to

impact grad students

New law will

hinder hopeful
By Akilah Laster
Miami Times Writer
Students at local univer-
sities have concerns about
enrolling in graduate school
programs, after a provision in
the debt deal calls for gradu-
-Photo courtesy/University of Miami ate students to pay loan inter-
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: Recent undergradu- est while in school. Specifi-
ates from the University of Miami now face changes in call the new law will require
graduate students that take
federal policies that will make their goals of attending out federal loans after July
graduate school much more difficult. Please turn to GRADS 10A

Hurricane Irene

should miss Florida

Tea Party takes on

Rep. Maxine Waters

UM investigates 15

current players

By Dan Vergana
Hurricane Irene was fore-
casted to pass over or near
the Turks and Caicos Is-
lands and the southeastern
Bahamas last night and be
near the central Bahamas
early today.

Forecasters said the
hurricane could grow to
a monstrous Category 4
storm with winds of more
than 131 mph before it's
predicted to come ashore
this weekend on the U.S.
mainland. The last
Please turn to IRENE 7A

The Tea Party wasn't
about to let Congresswom-
an Maxine Waters' condem-
nation of them go unan-
Last weekend at a town
meeting in her home dis-
trict, the California Demo-
crat unleashed a fiery de-

nunciation of the anti-big
government group for work-
ing against administration
economic policies, say-
ing the Tea Party "can go
straight to Hell."
On Monday, Tea Par-
ty Patriots co-founders
Please turn to WATERS 10A

Associated Press
University of Miami of-
ficials are looking into the
eligibility of 15 players as
part of the investigation
into claims that a former
booster provided cash, gifts
and other improper benefits

to Hurricane
athletes and
recruits over
an eight-year
Miami Presi-
dent Donna SHALALA
Shalala released a video
Please turn to UM 9A

Among icons, a new King

The statue of Dr.
Martin Luther
King, Jr. is seen
unveiled from
scaffolding during
the soft opening of
the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Memorial
in Washington
on Monday.

-AP photo/dacquelyn Martin
--AP photo/Jacquelyn Martin

By Larry Copeland
ATLANTA Thousands of people from across
the nation will travel to Washington, D.C., next
week for the unveiling of a long-sought National
Mall memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
and the non-violent protest movement he led.
The memorial, surrounded by those dedicated to
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas
Jefferson and George Washington, will be the first
major memorial on the Mall for a non-president
and Black.

This New South capital, where King was born
and buried, seems a good place to ponder a ques-
tion that resonates with two generations of Ameri-
cans who know him only through history books
and school projects: Who was Martin Luther King
Jr., and why does he merit a spot in the nation's
pantheon of heroes?
"He made sure that equal rights were granted
to all people, whether Black or white or whatever,"
says Marlon Jones, 21, of Dallas, a junior at King's
alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta. "And
Please turn to KING 10A

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Blacks will inevitably

sink or swim together
During this week's town hall meeting at Mt. Hermon
AME Church, a rare sight was witnessed by those in
attendance. After making a series of pointed, emo-
tional remarks, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., one of the few
remaining soldiers from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s band of
committed warriors, became overcome and choked up with
Jackson had asked the standing-room-only audience mem-
bers to stand after posing a list of questions. He asked, "How
many of you know someone that is unemployed, know some-
one that has given up looking for a job, have one or more
family members currently incarcerated, know someone that
has a home in foreclosure, know someone that has defaulted
on a student loan or have a family member or friend that has
committed suicide?"
People continued to rise and then rise again as Jackson
asked each question. But when a large number of partici-
pants stood to indicate that someone that they loved and
cared about had committed suicide, he was unable to contain
his grief.
Perhaps Jackson's illustration can teach us a few things
that Blacks, in our efforts to grab hold of the American Dream,
may have somehow forgotten. At the end of day, whether we
have the looks and riches of Beyonce or the ability to make a
few dreams come true like media mogul Oprah Winfrey, tele-
vision star Bill Cosby or basketball legend Michael Jordan, we
are all still Black.
Certainly it is right and fitting to celebrate those from our
community who have risen from obscurity, who have made
it despite the odds, who achieved greatness after some pre-
dicted that the best they could do was a minimum wage job
or a jail cell.
But for the majority of Blacks, there are no fairy tale end-
ings. In fact, with more Blacks unemployed, uneducated and
hampered by things like felony records and racism, not to
mention a Republican-dominated Congress that has made it
clear just how little they care about helping the unemployed,
Blacks in particular, there doesn't seem to be much hope.
Jackson's tears serve as a frank reminder that we are in this
crisis situation together. What impacts one of us inevitably
impacts the community except for those rare few who can
whisk themselves away, turn off all forms of media and pre-
tend that things are not as grave as they really are.
The ship is sinking but it has not sunk yet. The good news
is we have been on sinking ships before and we have sur-
vived. We say it is too early to start diving overboard. But only
if we lock arms in solidarity and make our quiet single voices
one mighty roar, will America listen to our cries. Then it will
be up to us to force change as Malcolm X once proclaimed,
"By any means necessary."

For youth to succeed,

parents must lead
B arrington Irving's message last week for almost 200
high school students from Miami-Dade County Pub-
lic Schools, was to stay focused. He also reminded
them that "overcoming adversity" has always been a key com-
ponent of the Black tradition. But as an estimated 340,000
children began the new school year on Monday, it's not the
Barringtons of Miami that will be able to guide them along the
right path, but their parents.
Sounds simple enough -- and it's really nothing new. The
problem is that we have too many Black parents who are ei-
ther barely adults themselves and unprepared to offer much
guidance, too engrossed in their own selfish needs including
the constant clamoring for more bling-bling or plain old miss-
ing in action.
Some may recall objections to Booker T. Washington's phi-
losophy of "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps," but
at the most basic level, he was right. There is no replacement
for hard work and perseverance.
And children need adults to monitor their actions, decisions
and progress or lack thereof.
What is your child's class schedule; hours when they are
free; scores on the various standardized tests; the people with
whom they hang out?
Your ability to answer these questions is one way of evalu-
ating how prepared you, as a parent, are for the new school
year and your child's success.
Come on moms and dads we've got homework to do.


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world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
that all persons are lurt as long as anyone is held back.

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Can the GOP make Obama a one-term president?

As the country braces for
another presidential race in
2012, the Republicans are
putting together a vicious
strategy to keep President
Obama from winning a sec-
ond term. Many believe that
the Republicans and the Tea
Party have mounted the most
unified opposition to a presi-
dent in history. Our country is
engaged in the political demo-
cratic process and our nation
is practicing the system that
makes us great.
At the same time we find
more citizens who are dis-
gusted with Congress and the
contentious bickering and
gridlock that are a part of the
political system. Every poli-
cy, every appointment, every
speech, every foreign trip and
every meeting is scrutinized
and challenged by the oppos-
ing party. We all would like to

see more bipartisan but the
system is not set up that way.
There is a global transforma-
tion taking place in the world
and the U.S. made a monu-
mental leap forward when
we elected our the first Black
president. What's more, there

developing strategic plans for
the future, they are stuck on
gridlock, filibuster and mak-
ing sure nothing of substance
passes in Congress. They will
throw everything at President
Obama, including the kitch-
en sink, and keep things at a

everyone in the country is excited about the 2012 presi-
dential election. The incumbent always has an advan-
tage, because the media is always reporting on every-
thing the president is doing.

are no simple answers for the
problems and crisis confront-
ing our country. And while
it may sound "romantic" to
some, returning to the "good
old days" just won't work.
President Obama is correct
when he talks about winning
the future through innovation,
technology and education.
Instead of the Republicans

standstill. They will criticize
everything the president does,
try to reverse what he has
done, and spend millions of
dollars to tell the country that
he is a weak president.
At this point, the Repub-
licans are having a problem
with finding a candidate that
can unify the party with a pow-
erful message. Even though

the Tea Party was prominent
in the 2010 election, their
message is too radical for a
presidential election. In or-
der to win the presidency, the
Republicans must win a large
percentage of the independent
Everyone in the country is
excited about the 2012 presi-
dential election. The incum-
bent always has an advantage,
because the media is always
reporting on everything the
president is doing. No .matter
who emerges in 2012, the U.S.
is in need of a national cathar-
sis to heal the divisions in our
A new and revised vision is
needed in the election of 2012
and Obama will need to mo-
tivate and inspire the country
while showing that he is still
the best man for the job. I be-
lieve he is up to the challenge.

BY DEDRICK MUHAMMAD, Senior Director of Economic Programs for the NAACP

London's calling but are we Iisteiing? ..
Last year I had the oppor- cus Howe, a Black English franchised youth are not lim- jobs to absorb its young peo-
tunity to travel to London to migrant, is interviewed about ited to the context of London, pie has created a lost genera-
attend a conference on Global the riots, Howe states that or even England. Between the tion of the disaffected, un-
Youth Employment. Eight what is happening through- years 2008 and 2009, global employed, or underemployed
months later I, along with the out England is similar to in- youth unemployment in- -- including growing numbers
rest of the world, am seeing surrections throughout the creased by almost seven mil- of recent college graduates for
images of economically disen- whom the post-crash econ-
franchised youth throughout south rioting and rebellomy has little to offer." This
England rioting and rebelling. relationship between youth
The ignition for these rebel- chised areas in relation to possible racial discrimination unemployment and long-term
lions appears to be the fatal and police brutality is something with which mostAmeri- social ard economic 'disen-
shooting of Mark Duggan, a cans are all too familiar. franchisement, coupled with
young Black man, by the po- austerity budgeting, which
lice. threatens to lessen the oppor-
Youth rioting and rebelling Arab world, where youth have lion. This is about 35 times tunities and support provided
in economically disenfran- been a leading force in street the increase that occurred to the youth of today, reminds
chised areas in relation to protests demanding change before the recent global re- me of the words of Dr. King:
possible racial discrimination from their government, cession. As BusinessWeek "The people will rise up and
and police brutality is some- Where I agree with Howe is wrote in its February 2011 express their anger and frus-
thing with which most Ameri- that these incidents of riots article "The Youth Unemploy- tration if you refuse to hear
cans are all too familiar. In a and rebellions from economi- ment Bomb," "[A]n economy their cries. A riot is the lan-
BBC video clip in which Dar- cally disappointed and disen- that can't generate enough guage of the unheard."


Jay-Z and Kanye West: Hip-hop empowerment
This is a well-deserved salute ternational consciousness. But I am encouraging that we all cial managers,
to two global icons of hip-hop their recent achievement, in my should strive to identify what and developers t
culture. Two successful Black view, goes way beyond the suc- are your skills and special tal- vantage of all the
men who transcend race and cess of selling millions of music ents or interests. It is good to a at hand.
social division have attained albums. Jay-Z and Kanye West have a career goal and the self- Empowerment
the pinnacle of worldwide im- together represent an evolving determination, dedication and place in your n
pact with their artistic genius genre of new entrepreneurial gi- proper education to attain and sciousness. Hip
and empowerment conscious- ants that are helping to sustain fulfill your life goal. The inven- not only having h
ness. Jay-Z and Kanye West, or goals and ol
with the release of their latest also about havin
album, "Watch the Throne," are nowing and affirming one's own self-worth is a funda- work-ethic, and
revealing the sustainable power mental key to career success. Everyone is blessed with attain to fulfill yo
of hip-hop not only in the U.S., different skills, talent and opportunities. aspirations. Jay
but also throughout the world. West know firsthE
At a time when the prevail- coming poverty
ing commentary about Black a new economy and philanthro- tiveness and creativity within from the streets
people in America, Africa, the py for our communities that the hip-hip community contin- the corporate si
Caribbean and throughout the pushes the envelope on advanc- ues to be outstanding for those without losing yc
Pan African world is too often ing African American economic who know the benefit of hard and sense of self
focused almost solely on the development, work, study, practice, prepara- unique collabora
pathology and the negative sta- Knowing and affirming one's tion and diligence. Jay-Z and certain cultural
tistics and realities about our own self-worth is a fundamen- Kanye West are still on their tegrity that pene
socioeconomic plight, it is re- tal key to career success. Ev- grind and their productivity is up all people wh
freshing to witness two broth- eryone is blessed with different inspiring a younger generations better quality of
ers from different neighbor- skills, talent and opportunities. of poets, rappers and other per- lenging the world
hoods work together to produce I am not encouraging everyone forming artists, designers, vid- of those who pref
the next level of music and in- to try to be a rapper or poet. But eographers, producers, finan- to the status-quo

:o take full ad-
e opportunities

first takes
nind and con-
i-Hop is about
igh aspirations
objectives; it is
.g the courage,
the capacity to
ur dreams and
-Z and Kanye
and what over-
is all about
of the hood to
suites of power
our soul, spirit
-worth. In this
tion, there is a
dignity and in-
trates and lifts
o cry out for a
life while chal-
Iwide cynicism
er to acquiesce
I of apathy.

QtSe fUiami utWOT
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Tax the rich like we do our teachers

Warren Buffett is a true
gem. He admitted that he
and other multi-million-
aires pay less taxes per-
centage wise, than say a
teacher or a secretary. He
said something sacrile-
gious that he and other
multimillionaires should
pay more in taxes.
In other words, if you
are middle-class or lower
middle-class person get-
ting a salary, you are pay-
ing a higher percentage of
tax than most millionaires.
People on salary do not
have the wonderful loop-
holes, and thus pay more
in taxes. One of President
Obama's suggestions to
fix the budget crisis was
to raise taxes for the very
rich to the level that they
paid under President Clin-
ton when we did not have a

deficit spending for the first
time in 50 years. To me this
plan made sense. Taxing a
multi-millionaire will not
stop them from spending
money. If you have a net
worth of $100 million, pay-

billionaire, you have so
much money that the extra
amount that Obama wants
you to pay will not change
your lifestyle. In fact, the
extra taxes are less of a bur-
den to you than a drop in

For years Congress has passed law after law favoring the
rich and large corporations. It is time to stop that trend
and have a fair tax system where even the very rich get

to pay their fair share of taxes.

ing couple hundred thou-
sand dollars more in taxes
is not going to break you,
will not stop you from buy-
ing another private jet, will
not stop you from buying
that new Maserati or even
from sending your kids to
private school. When you
are a multi-millionaire or

the stock market which re-
ally affects your net worth.
Why then do middle-class
people fight the President
for wanting to raise taxes
on the very, very rich? It
makes no sense to me. If
a teacher pays 32 percent
of their income to the IRS,
then why shouldn't a Wall

Street investment banker
making $20 million a year
pay 32 percent of his in-
come to the government?
Instead a Wall Street in-
vestment banker will pay
something like 18 percent
of his/her income in taxes.
For years Congress has
passed law after law favor-
ing the rich and large cor-
porations. It is time to stop
that trend and have a fair
tax system where even the
very rich get to pay their
fair share of taxes. Maybe
somebody can tell the Tea
Partiers that they need to
wake up and demand that
the rich pay their fair share
of taxes and thereby help
reduce the deficit. Cutting
Social Security, Medicaid
and military pensions is
not the only way to reduce
the deficit.


NCAA should pay college athletes
The University of Miami scrutinizing their behavior ics. is
may see its stories football wouldn't be able to pick up In addition to turning col- sli
program go up in smoke (for their own paychecks. lege sports into an economic to
at least a while) after it ap- NCAA athletes are not beast that puts money ahead it
pears that the college is guilty "daddy's little girls," possess- of all else, NCAA administra- sli
of the same sins as so many ing the innocence that NCAA tors are also the ones who fo
other programs who have also administrators seek to main- choose to take athletes out tiv
decided to compensate play- tain. It is a sports entertain- of class so they can play on th
ers for their labor. ment behemoth, earning more ESPN games across the coun- th
The "crimes" at Miami are money during March Madness try. NCAA regulators can't ar- tir
just as egregious as the ones than the NFL, NBA and Major gue that street agents, boost- we
that led to the dismissal of League baseball earn during ers and others are exploiting or

Ohio State University football
coach, Jim Tressel, whose
players were trading their
own autographs for free tat-
The NCAA says that a long
list of Miami players, who
generated millions for NCAA
administrators, coaches and
sports commentators "broke
the rules" by getting paid
from their labor like everyone
else. But you have to laugh at
the sheer irony that those who
make the rules are the first
ones in line to earn a profit
from those very same regula-
tions. Were it not for the la-
bor being generated by these
athletes, the administrators

The NCAA says that a long list of Miami players, who gen-
erated millions for NCAA administrators, coaches and
sports commentators "broke the rules" by getting paid
from their labor like everyone else.

their post seasons. Billions
of dollars are being passed
across the table in exchange
for athletic performance, with
athletes themselves being
traded like commodities and
paraded like farm animals,
all for the nation's enjoyment.
There's no such thing as a
normal college experience
when you are under the pres-
sure of big time college athlet-


Are Black construction workers given equal access to jobs in Miami?

Pastor, Little Haiti ---

No, but we
need better
that jobs ini
anyway. We
need to have
more jobs for
us in every

Retired, Miami

I don't think
that we get
too much of a
fair share of
anything, so I
guess we have
to deal with it,

but we can't let it get us down.

Entrepreneur, Liberty City

No, they aren't
getting a fair
chance. It's
simple, the
thinking is, if
I own a com-
pany I'm not
going to hire
Black people, I'm going to hire
people that look like me. That is
really all that everybody does.

Retired, Overtown

No, I retired from the City and
I found there is no change in

this town. The I
foreigners are
taking over
the jobs.

Retired, Liberty City

are in


hire their own I
people. I don't
want to sound
racist but the
people over
the jobs are
just not hiring us.

Retired, Liberty City

No I don't
think we are
getting a fair
shake be-
cause it is evi-
dent when you
drive by these
sites, you
just don't see
Blacks in those jobs.

college athletes by paying
them, when they are merely
producing a more ethical form
of exploitation than the NCAA
To kill the University of Mi-
ami football program because
some of its players were given
money to feed their families



like jailing someone during
avery for teaching a slave how
read. Over 150 years ago,
was "against the rules" for
aves to learn how to read or
r Americans to harbor fugi-
reslaves who'd run away from
eir masters. But the truth is
at few Americans took the
ne to determine if the rules
ere ethical, humane, honest
fair. The idea that some are
lowed to get wealthy from the
bor of NCAA athletes, while
eir mothers are not allowed
profit from their children's
od-given abilities is an insult
the intelligence of the Amer-
an people and a fundamen-
lly racist, hypocritical and
irderline disgusting concept.
The University of Miami did
thing wrong. College ath-
;es should have labor rights
st like the rest of us. There
nothing scandalous about
SAmerican worker being
mpensated for his labor.
yet's get back to reality.

I ter o &thi Edor

We must fight for

Head Start programs now!

Dear Editor,

In 1964, Congress declared
a "War on Poverty" by enact-
ing the Equal Opportunity
Act (EOA). The main purpose
was to seek solutions to elimi-
nate the causes, as well as the
effects, of poverty by provid-
ing a "hand up" not a "hand
out." A national network of
nearly 1,000 Community Ac-
tion Agencies (CAA) was cre-
ated as the heart of this ef-
fort and they pioneered Head
Start and other programs that
serve low-income residents.
The Miami-Dade County CAA
has administered Head Start
for over four decades.
People who are not familiar
with this history may not un-
derstand the strong ties and
the deep affection that the
CAA/Head Start partnership
holds, especially in the Black
community. Who does Mayor
Carlos Gimenez think can
run it better than the agency
that has nurtured, perfected
and expanded it for over a 40-
year period and made it a na-
tional model of success? Since
1971 the County Mayor and
Commissioners have support-
ed the CAA/Head Start part-

" . I for one believe that if you give people a thorough under-
standing of what confronts them and the basic causes that pro-
duce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people
create a program, you get action .."
Malcolm X

nership. It is strange, shock-
ing and disappointing that
one of the "first priorities" of
Gimenez is the dismantling
of the CAA/Head Start rela-
tionship. Had he made that
known during his election
campaign, I certainly would
not .have voted for him, nei-
ther would have many others.
According to Commissioner
Barbara Jordan, this move
by the mayor will result in
the layoff of 395 people 85
percent of them will be Blacks
who do not earn that much in
the first place, in comparison,
to the million dollar cost as-
sociated with the mayor's new
staff. The poor treatment of
our most vulnerable citizens
may be largely due to our si-
lence. When the community
speaks out together, there
are positive results, like when
proposals to close some of our
public schools were defeated
when our community leaders
said "no way!" We must again
harness our collective politi-
cal power and stand up for
ourselves as never before. We
do have the political leverage
to affect any election if we be-
gin to use it again as we did
when we struggled under the
previous majority, before they
fled in large numbers when
they realized that they were,
themselves, becoming a mi-
nority in Miami-Dade County.

Dorothy J. Davis, MSW



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Photo made Aug. 6, showing a boy in his father's cornfield who
subsists on a diet of grain, but reliance on one food crop leaves
the family vulnerable to crop failure and malnourishment, in
Shebedino in the south of Ethiopia.

-Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Somalian refugees wait in the registration area

of the Ifo refugee camp which makes up part of the giant

Dadaab refugee settlement on July 20, 2011 in Dadaab, Kenya.

Drought in east Africa decimates livestock, people

By Luc Van Kemenade
Associated Press

SHEBEDINO, Ethiopia Mal-
nourished children are flocking
into feeding centers in this for-
ested corner of southern Ethio-
pia after a drought in East Africa
extended into this normally fer-
tile region.
While the famine in southern
Somalia has grabbed headlines,
southern Ethiopia is teetering
on the brink of a food crisis.
The Ethiopian government says
250,000 people need food aid
amid what the U.N. says is the
worst drought in 60 years. An
aid organization and agricul-
tural officials say the number of
people who need emergency food
aid in Ethiopia is bigger, around

The rains never came as they
usually do late February to the
end of May. If they fail again in
August, there won't be a harvest
in September.
People without food aid will
"definitely be in trouble," World
Food Program officer Yohannes
Desta said. "Do these people
have enough resilience to sur-
vive? I don't think so."
About 1.3 million southern-
ers received aid earlier this year
from a government safety net
program that ended in June,
said Yohannes Desta, a World
Food Program officer. Most of
those people, whom Desta calls

the "poorest of the poor," still
require emergency relief, but in-
stead must scrape by on the few
crops they have left or through
the goodwill of more fortunate
family members or neighbors.
Tsegaye Tilahun, a corn farm-
er, said he is worried that Sep-
tember won't bring him any
yields at all. His previous crops
this year ended up being cattle
feed after heavy rains destroyed
them. After a long dry spell, the
plants couldn't absorb the sud-
den heavy rain.

As a result of losing all his corn
and coffee crops, Tsegaye's fam-
ily wept hungry. His daughter Es-
kael became dangerously under-
weight and he brought her to a
government-run feeding center in
Shebedino. He has relied on food
handouts for months.
Nurses at a food center in
Shebedino, one of many in the
region, said they see about 50
severely malnourished children
a month. A year ago an average
of only six underfed children re-
ceived treatment there per month.
Berhanu, a 11/2-year-old baby,
has twig-thin arms and weighs
half of what he should. Shundure
Tekamo, a mother of six, brought
Berhanu to the feeding center for
the second time in six months.
"I'm caught in a dilemma," she
said. "I want to save my child
but who is feeding my children at
Shundure said there was no

food to feed them when she left
home and she expects her hus-
band to come up with an alterna-
tive to "improve our life."
This ethnically diverse region
is overpopulated. Most fami-
lies have six or more people, but
farmers till only tiny, state-owned

Farmers should diversify crops
and have smaller families, Yo-
hannes said. The Ethiopian gov-
ernment, which is giving out cash
to the hungry as food reserves
have dwindled, prefers to resettle
southern farmers to less densely
populated and more fertile areas,
mostly hundreds of miles (kilo-
meters) away. This year 86 farm-
ers from Shebedino who the gov-
ernment says have volunteered
for resettlement have been moved
to Benchmaji in the southwest of
While the authorities claim the
resettled farmers are better off,
Ydhannes questions its success.
"The problem is that people get
resettled to places with a differ-
ent culture and different agricul-
tural practices," he said.
While chopping with his ma-
chete at a false banana tree stem
- an edible, drought-resistant
plant indigenous to Ethiopia's
south to feed his donkey, Tes-
sema Naramo said he is one of
the few villagers whose children
don't face malnutrition. Tessema
is an 80-year-old farmer and fa-
ther of nine. His oldest is 37. The

youngest is five.
"The weather has changed
and ruined my harvest in the
last couple of years, so I diver-
sified my crops," he said. Next
to the usual corn and coffee, he
planted banana and avocado
trees and started growing euca-
lyptus trees, which people use
for firewood or house-building
material. It turned out to be a lu-
crative business.
But now amid the prolonged
drought, Naramo is using his
crops to feed his own fam-
ily, "and even that is hardly

With the possibility that things.
may turn more dire if the rains
don't come, it still not clear how
many people need food aid here.
The government says 250,000
do, though local officials in the
south's agricultural bureau
asked the government to pro-
vide aid to at least 385,000 more
people, said Getatchew Lema, a
local food security coordinator.
The World Food Program says at
least 700,000 require emergency
If more rain doesn't come,
those numbers will continue to
rise, and more aid will be needed
from the international communi-
ty. Aid agencies are already try-
ing to cope with the famine and
are seeking more donations.
Across the Horn of Africa, more
than 12 million people need food
aid. Besides Somalia and Ethio-
pia, the drought has also hit Ke-
nya and Djibouti.

D.C. and N.Y. buildings evacuate

as quake felt across Northeast

Washington Hundreds of
thousands of people evacuated
buildings across the East Coast
on Tuesday after a moderate
earthquake in Virginia that was
also felt as far south as Chapel
Hill, N.C. No tsunami warning
was issued, but air and train
traffic was disrupted across the
Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
In the Washington, D.C., area,
parts of the Pentagon, White
House and Capitol were among
the areas evacuated. All memo-
rials and monuments on the
National Mall were evacuated
mARTR meaiia

and closed. At the Pentagon,
a low rumbling built and built
to the point that the building
shook. People ran into the cor-
ridors of the government's big-
gest building and as the shak-
ing continued there were shouts
of "Evacuatel Evacuate!"
"We were rocking," said Larry
Beach, who works at the U.S.
Agency for International Devel-
opment in downtown Washing-
ton, 83 miles from the quake's
epicenter. "It was definitely sig-
Initial damage reports from

Washington included Ecuador's.
embassy and the central tower
at the National Cathedral. Three
pinnacles on the 30-story-tall
tower broke off. Centered some
90 miles south of the nation's
capital, the quake was a mag-
nitude 5.8, the U.S. Geological
Survey said Tuesday after an
earlier estimate of 5.9.
Two nuclear reactors near the
epicenter were taken offline as
a precaution, officials said. No
damage was reported at either.
At Reagan National Airport
outside Washington, ceiling

tiles fell during a few seconds
of shaking. All flights were put
on hold and one terminal was
evacuated due to a gas smell.
In New York City, NBC report-
ed debris fell from the attor-
ney general's office, causing a
brief panic as people ran from
the area. Airport towers and
government buildings in New
York, including City Hall, were
evacuated. The 26-story federal
courthouse in lower Manhattan
began swaying and hundreds
of people were seen leaving the

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Philadelphia, yesterday.


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Here's the real crime
If Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet went strictly by the
numbers, then they would make it easier for ex-felons to
regain their civil rights particularly to vote after serv-
ing their time in prison. But instead, they made it harder.
If the governor and Cabinet were compelled by a sense
of fairness, they would be satisfied that each ex-felon al-
ready paid a debt to society. Instead, these elected officials
continue to punish people long after they have left prison
And if they really were concerned with the safety of Flo-
ridians at large, then they would ensure that ex-felons
have a chance to rejoin civil society more intent on living
law-abiding lives. Instead, their decisions put everyone at
risk of being victimized by' an ex-felon who sees no other
way out than to reoffend.
Floridians should be troubled that the Republican gov-
ernor and Cabinet seem motivated by something else:
politics, rooted in the concern that many ex-felons in this
state make up a demographic that is more likely to vote for
"the other party."
Shame on them. They have willfully rolled back the
progress made by former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican,
too, at the time, who recognized an unfair and anachro-
nistic policy when hd saw it one enacted in the 19th
century solely to keep African Americans from exercising
their hard-won right to vote.
Worse, the officials' uncalled-for action goes hand-in-
hand with legislative initiatives governing early-voting
and provisional ballots that are guaranteed to further
suppress minorities' access to the polls.
Under new rules adopted by the governor and Cabinet
in March, ex-felons must wait seven years for a clemency
hearing to have their rights restored. A backlog of almost
90,000 already exists. Florida Attorney General Pam Bon-
di defends the tighter restrictions, saying that they force
ex-felons.to prove that they are rehabilitated first "through
the test of time."
Why are she and her colleagues ignoring the facts? A
recent report by the state's own Parole Commission shows
that a released felon whose civil rights are restored is
much less likely to commit another, crime than others
in the overall prison population. Over a two-year period,
only 11 percent of the 31,000 cases followed re-offended.
A whopping 89 percent did not. Why deny these people the
chance and the incentive to keep their lives on the
straight and narrow? Employed, voting, serving on juries,
paying taxes it's better for all of us, isn't it?
The irony is that the governor and Cabinet are work-
ing at cross purposes with one of their own, Edwin Buss,
secretary of the state Department of Corrections. He told
the Editorial Board earlier this summer that he fully un-
derstood the importance of helping ex-felons reenter civil
society with pluses, not deficits.
To that end, the DOC's Office of Re-entry has undertak-
en several encouraging initiatives: increasing the number
of substance-abuse programs within correctional insti-
tutions; implementing life-skills programming and pro-
grams for veterans; resurrecting the Computers for Kids
program' at some correctional facilities, in which inmates
learn a marketable skill and nonprofit organizations re-
ceive refurbished computers.
Buss also said he would be willing to look at the wis-
dom and fairness in delaying the restoration of ex-felons'
rights. He shouldn't waste his time. The Parole Commis-
sion makes it clear: The policy is not wise, and it's defi-
nitely not fair. -- The Miami Herald

U.S. charges accused Somali

pirate negotiator again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A Somali man already facing U.S.
charges of negotiating a ransom for four Americans later killed
by pirates was indicted on last Thursday for allegedly playing the.
same role in another incident with 22 hostages held seven months.
Mohammad Saaili Shibin was brought to the United States in
April to face federal court charges in Norfolk, Virginia, over the
pirating of an American yacht in February off the coast of Somalia
and taking hostage two American couples who were later killed.
Shibin allegedly researched over the Internet who the hostages
were to try to determine how much money to demand and the
identity of their family members so he could contact them about
a ransom.
The four slain Americans were Jean and Scott Adam of Califor-
nia and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle from Seattle.
The new charges involved a different incident. Shibin was ac-
cused of being the ransom negotiator for the pirates who seized
the M/V Marida Marguerite, a German-owned vessel with a crew
of 22 men, who were held hostage off the coast of Somalia for
seven months, starting in May 2010.
According to the indictment, Shibin received $30,000 to $50,000
in U.S. cash as his share of the ransom payment.

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A. Philip Randolph Institute meets in Miami
CONTINUING THE LEGACY: Members of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) recently hosted
the 42nd National Education Conference-and took the outstanding affiliate award for the third consecutive year. Chapter President
Lovette McGill received the outstanding leadership award while Clarence Pittman, Jr., president of ILA Local 1416, Miami, was
honored with the distinguished service award. Pictured are: Damian Davis (1-r), William Thomas, Allen Davis, Clarence Pittman, Jr.,
Clarence Pittman III and Marvin Taylor, all members of the local ILA honor guard.

By Robert Pear
& Jennifer Steinhauer

Democratic leader, Nancy
rounded out the members
a powerful new deficit-red
panel on Thursday by ap
ing three of her top lieute
who have led opposition t
in Social Security, Medica
The new appointees ar
resentatives Xavier Bece
California, the vice cha
of the House Democratic
cus; James E. Clyburn of
Carolina, the assistant
Democratic leader; and
Van Hollen of Maryland
senior Democrat on the E
In announcing her pfik
losi said the new panel, the
Select Committee on Defic
duction, must find ways to
ulate economic growth an
ate jobs.
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duce our deficit."
Within hours of the announce-
ment, the Investment Company
House Institute, a trade association for
Pelosi, mutual fund companies, sent
ship of out invitations to a fund-raiser
auctionn for Mr. Becerra prominently cit-
ppoint- ing his role on the panel.
tenants "This will be Becerra's first
:o cuts event since being named" to the
re and panel and "could give all attend-
ees a glimpse into what will most
e Rep- assuredly be the primary topic
rra of of discussion between now and
irman the end of the year," said invita-
Cau- tions to the Aug. 31 event, sent
South by James R. Hart, a lobbyist for
House the institute. The suggested con-
Chris tribution is $1,500 a person.
d, the The event was planned be-
3udget fore Becerra's selection. Ianthe
Zabel, a spokeswoman for the
:s, Pe- institute, said the group "takes
e Joint full responsibility for the lan-
cit Re- guage in the outgoing e-mail
stim- and the decision to send it out
id cre- Thursday afternoon."
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d the lobbying frenzy touched off by
cutting the new panel, which will have
ie best wide latitude to propose changes
to re- in tax policy and spending, in-

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cluding entitlement programs would go onto, a fast track in-
and the Pentagon budget. A tended to guarantee that both
bill written by the panel would houses of Congress vote on it
not be open to amendment and by Dec. 23.

TORONTO (AP) Eight weeks into her comeback, Serena Wil-
liams captured the Rogers Cup in commanding fashion Sun-
day, dispatching 10th-seed Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4,
6-2 for her first Canadian crown since 2001.
The victory was just the latest step in a remarkable comeback
from injury and illness that has seen her win two of the four
tournaments she's played since being sidelined for 49 weeks.
"Being down the way I've been down and coming back, it
was cool. Eight months ago if there was only one tournament
I wanted to win, it was Toronto," Williams said. ""For whatever
reason, f really wanted to win this event. So seeing it come true
is really cool. Just going through so much and being able to
wm is even more amazing."
Williams, who has 38 titles to her name including 13 Grand
Slams, was sidelined just days after her Wimbledon victory last
summer, first with a foot injury sustained when she stepped
on a piece of glass in a restaurant m Germany, and then with
blood clots ih her lungs.

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Jackson Health System

The North Dade Health Center, Inc., seeks volunteers from the residents of Miami-Dade County to serve on its
board of directors. The criteria for selection are professionals and patients who have an interest in serving
an ethnically diverse community.

For an application, a list of responsibilities and information about the process, connect with the
North Dade Health Center website at http://www.jhsmiami.org/NDHC to download an application.
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Thieves strike Alternative Program offices

Burglars target Th

Program in Model
By Gregory W. Wright

The Alternative Program, de-
signed to help ex-felons make
the adjustment back into soci-
ety, has become the victim of
crime itself.
Founded by community ac-
tivist Georgia Ayers, The Al-
ternative Program, with offices
located in the Model City area,
has been plagued with an in-
creasing number of late night
According to Miami Police
Commander Manuel Morales,
commander of the Little Haiti
and Upper Eastside sections

e Alternative

of the City of Miami, the Alter-
native Program's building has
been burglarized five times
this year, twice in the month of
August alone.
Despite placing a marked
City of Miami police vehicle
on the premises, criminals
continue to target the build-
ing. Speculation abounds as to
why the Alternative Program's
offices have been hit and with
such regularity, but program
staff has noticed some pecu-
liarities which could lead to
discovering the motive to the
After the most recent bur-

glary, staff noticed that a file
cabinet containing four laptop
computers had been broken
into. Of the four laptop com-
puters, three were properly
working while the fourth was
inoperable. Oddly, the burglar
knew to take only the three
working computers, and left
the broken computer behind.
Additionally and most puz-
zling, during the last break-in,
files containing personal infor-
mation on clients in the agen-
cy's adult program were stolen.
The combination of items sto-
len has led Program founder,
Georgia Ayers, to wonder if the
thieves' motive may be related
to identity theft.
According to Ayers, she is
hearing that identity theft is

being talked about in the jails.
"Many illegals will steal iden-
tity information in order to get
a green card," she said.
Meanwhile, Morales says
the police continue to conduct
their investigation under the
direction of the Department's
Burglary Unit.
"We are uncertain of the pre-
cise motive the thieves had in
taking the files," he said. "But
identity theft is always a con-
cern when personal informa-
tion is taken."
If anyone in the community
has any information that can
assist the police department
on this or any other crime, they
should call Miami-Dade Crime
Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. All
callers remain anonymous.

Teen in school plot had run-ins with law

By Mitch Stacy
Associated Press

TAMPA At 17-years-old,
Jared Cano had been expelled
and had several run-ins with
the law, though none of the
charges from burglary to drug
possession had been pressed.
When Tampa police, who pe-
riodically checked on the teen
because of his troubled past,
were tipped off that Cano was
plotting to bomb the school that
had kicked him out a year ear-
lier, they thought the informa-
tion was plausible enough that
they knocked on his apartment
door and his mother let them
search the place.
Cano had amassed shrapnel,
plastic tubing, timing and fuse
devices to make pipe bombs, all
for a plot in which he intended
to cause more casualties than
the Columbine High School
massacre where 13 were killed
before the two student attack-
ers killed themselves, police
said Wednesday.
Police and the school system

"were probably able to thwart a
potentially catastrophic event,
the likes of which the city of
Tampa has not seen, and hope-
fully never will," Police Chief
Jane Castor said.
Before Tuesday's discovery,
Cano had been arrested several
times, most recently accused
of breaking into a house and
stealing a handgun, Tampa
police said. He had a court-
ordered curfew and was on a
police watch list.
"We've been very, very famil-
iar with him," police Maj. John

Newman said.
Besides the bomb-making
materials, offices said they
also found a journal with sche-
matic drawings of rooms in-
side Freedom High School and
statements about Cano's intent
to kill specific administrators
and any students who hap-
pened to be nearby on Aug. 23.
The plan was mapped out, min-
ute-by-minute, Castor said.
His juvenile arrests included
burglary, carrying a concealed
weapon, altering serial num-
bers on a firearm and drug
possession. They all had been
either dismissed or no action
had been taken, beyond put-
ting his name on the police
watch list.
He also had a marijuana-
growing operation, police said.
On his Facebook page, he says
he attends the "University of
Marijuana," where he is study-
ing "how to grow weed."
Cano was arrested Tuesday
night and faces charges of pos-
sessing bomb-making mate-
rials, cultivating marijuana,

possession of drug parapher-
nalia, possessing marijuana
and threatening to throw,
project, place or discharge a
destructive device. He was be-
ing held in a juvenile lockup in
Tampa. The state attorney's of-
fice will decide whether he will
be charged as an adult.
His troubles at school end-
ed with his expulsion in April
2010. Cano likely would have
been "red-flagged" as soon
as he stepped on campus and
probably would not have been
able to pull off his plan when
classes started next week,
Principal Chris Farkas said.
Farkas said he is accustomed
to all sorts of threats at a school
of 2,100 on a large campus in
the northern suburbs. Still, he
was spooked about what might
have been.
"Once I found out and saw
the information and saw what
was taken from the apartment
complex, that was when the
reality and the fear set in that
this was a real situation," he

Texting, grand theft auto style; alarms pose risk

By Jordan Robertson

and driving don't go well together
- though not in the way you might
Computer hackers can force some
cars to unlock their doors and start
their engines without a key by send-
ing specially crafted messages to a
car's anti-theft system. They can
also snoop at where you've been by
tapping the car's GPS system.
That is possible because car
alarms, GPS systems and other
devices are increasingly connect-
ed to cellular telephone networks
and thus can receive commands
through text messaging. That capa-
bility allows owners to change set-
tings on devices remotely, but it also
gives hackers a way in.
Researchers from iSEC Part-
ners recently demonstrated such
an attack on a Subaru Outback
equipped with a vulnerable alarm
system, which wasn't identified.
With a laptop perched on the hood,
they sent the Subaru's alarm sys-
tem commands to unlock the doors
and start the engine.
Their findings show that text
messaging is no longer limited to
short notes telling friends you're
running late or asking if they're free
for dinner.
Texts are a powerful means of
attack because the devices that re-
ceive them generally cannot refuse
texts and the commands encoded in
them. Users can't block texts; only
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In this photo taken Aug. 16, security consultants Don Bailey,
left, and Mathew Solnik, right, with iSEC Partners, demonstrate
with a computer how they force cars with certain alarm systems
to unlock their doors and start their engines by sending them text

messages in San Francisco.
These devices are assigned phone
numbers just like fax machines.
So if you can find the secret phone
number attached to a particular de-
vice, you can throw it off by sending
your own commands through text
Although these numbers are only
supposed to be known by the devic-
es' operators, they aren't impossible
to find. Certain network-adminis-
tration programs allow technicians
to probe networks to see what kinds
of devices are on them. Based on the
format of the responses, the type
and even model of the device can
be deduced. Hackers can use that

information to craft attacks against
devices they know are vulnerable.
(In this case, the researchers by-
passed these steps and simply took
the alarm system out of the car to
identify the secret phone number.)
Actually stealing a car wouldn't
be so easy.
You'd have to ensure that the
phone number you found is at-
tached to the car you're standing
in front of, for instance. There are
hacking tools to do that they lis-
ten for cellular traffic around a par-
ticular vehicle but in many cases
it's easier to take a car that doesn't
have an alarm.
The research from Don Bailey and

Mat Solnik is unsettling because it
shows that such attacks are pos-
sible on a variety of other devices
that use wireless communications
chips. Those include ATMs, medi-
cal devices and even traffic lights.
Hackers have already sent specially
crafted texts with commands to in-
stantly disconnect iPhones from the
cellular network.
Bailey, whose specialty is cell-
phone network security, also found
that similar techniques can be used
to get a certain type of GPS system
to cough up its location data. Such
information can be used by stalkers
or home burglars, for instance.
The type of GPS system he stud-
ied is known as assisted GPS, which
means that it uses cellular signals
in addition to the usual satellite sig-
nals. That makes the system vul-

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Police identify body found in burning van
Miami-Dade police identified the dead body discovered in a burned out vehicle
in West Miami-Dade on August 4.
Police identified the man as 82-year-old Amador Lorenzo Ruiz of Hialeah.No
further information, including how Ruiz died, was not released.
According to investigators, police were called out to investigate a vehicle fire
at 1200 NW 137th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. due to a burning van inside a rock
quarry at the Cemex Cement Plant.
Once the fire was put out, the body was found inside the burnt out van.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime
Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

Miami teen arrested for robbery of disabled veteran
Miami police say they have the man -esponsible for robbing a disabled man on
a Miami-Dade transit bus.
Gabriel Solo, 16, is accused of robbing the wheelchair-bound man, Freddie
Handy, on July 22nd,
Police say the pair struck up a conversation while riding the bus.
Once outside, Handy told police that the man asked to use his cell phone, then
asked for a cigarette.
What Handy didn't know is that the man had already disabled the power chair
when he bent over to grab the cigarette. Moments later, Handy says he saw a
Soto allegedly made off with hundreds of dollars Handy was going to use to
pay his bills.
Soto is charged with one count of strong arm robfbry and one count of grand

Two North Miami men accused of drugging, raping women
Two men were taken into custody during an FBI raid recently for allegedly
drugging and then videotaping themselves having sex with women.
Emerson Callum and Lavonte Flanders were arrested at a home in the 500
block of NW 189th Street. Callum runs a pornography business and Flanders is a
former Miami Beach police officer.
This was not the first time Callum and Flanders have had a run in with the law.
In 2007, they were arrested for similar crimes.
In the 2007 investigation, at least 20 women said they were lured in with the
promise of a modeling career only to find themselves drugged and raped; the
crime turned into recorded pornography.
Both.men appeared before a federal judge in Miami last Wednesday afternoon.
The judge continued the hearing until next Monday because both men wanted to
be represented by their lawyers.
Both men have been charged with sex exploitation, sex trafficking by force or
coercion, attempting to recruit, harbor and transport a person to engage in a sex
act and drug possession.

Man charged with breaking into 34 cars in two days
Miami Police say they have the man responsible for a string of car burglaries
in a Little Havana neighborhood
Mitch Gutierrez, 30, is charged with one count of loitering and prowling, 22
counts of unoccupied burglary to a conveyance, nine counts of 3rd degree grand
theft and 10 counts of criminal mischief.
He was arrested last Wednesday morning after a patrol officer spotted him
peering into cars and trying several door handles to see if any were unlocked,
according to the arrest affidavit.
Police say Gutierrez is responsible for breaking into 34 cars, in lust two days
at tour different apartment buildings in and around Little Havana. Eight of the
burglaries were reported on
The video captured a slim young man, possibly in his early 20s, casually leaping
over walls and breaking the windows of parked cars.
S Anyone with additional information on these crimes is urged to call Miami-Dade
Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

Man charged in Houston

slaying after dog bite

who allegedly was bitten by a
dog during a party in Hous-
ton has been charged with
killing the animal's owner.
Police say 37-year-old Wal-
ter Hinton was arrested last
Wednesday on a murder
charge. He was caught at a
home in northeast Houston.
Electronic jail records did not
immediately provide further
details on Hinton or whether

he has an attorney.
Police say Hinton was bitten
on the leg, allegedly by a dog
owned by 60-year-old Robert
Jones, and the men began to
argue. Police say Hinton left
the party, but returned with a
pistol and fatally shot Jones,
plus two other men.
Investigators say the
wounded men have been
treated for non-life threaten-
ing injuries.


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Honoring fallen heroes

Zero Tolerance Security Agen-
cy, Zero Tolerance Security En-
forcement Officers Memorial Be-
nevolent Association, Inc. will be
holding its 7th Memorial Ceremo-
ny. Posthumous awards will be
given to the families of deceased/
fallen private security officers
and private law enforcement of-
ficers. The lives of our private
security, private law enforcement
officers, as well as other officers
will be honored for their dedica-
tion to duty as well as serving at
great risk, safeguarding life and
keeping our communities safe.
A proclamation was issued to

the employees and members of
Zero Tolerance Security Agency
as well as their Association by
Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley
Gibson on March 4, 2011. We
feel these families as well as the
children be properly recognized,
honored and given due respect
and appreciation for the work
and accomplishments of their
lost loved ones.
Those officers remembered in
the roll call of honor were: Willie
Smith, Jr., Patricia Taylor, Kevin
L. Small, Lacious Allen, Corey
Robertson, Carnetha Langston,
William Taylor, Chevor Wint,

Emily Anderson, Alexander
Newkirk, Ciara J. Lee and Mi-
chael Leonard Jackson, Sr.
The Memorial Ceremony will
be held at The City of Miami
Black Police Precinct and Court-
house Museum, 480 NW 11th
Street on Saturday, August 27
at 1 p.m. A delightful meal will
be served in the dining room
after the ceremony. All security
agencies, private and public law
enforcement agency personnel
are welcome to attend. For more
information, contact President
Shelby D. Goodman at 786-318-

BITTERSWEET REUNION: Family members of Clara J. Lee at a memorial ceremony held by
Zero Tolerance Security Enforcement Officers Memorial Benevolent Association, Inc.

1. RECOGNIZING OTHERS: Theresa Lee (1-r) and Derrick Thompson, parents of Ciara J. Lee,
receiving a resolution on her behalf, along with President Shelby D. Goodman, Zero Tolerance Se-
curity Enforcement Officers Memorial Benevolent Association, Inc.

Black senior citizens confront the debate in Washington

Social Security essential for survival

By Ebony Gilbert

Although Washington, D.C.
is over 1,000 miles away, the
debate regarding the nation's
financial default struck a chord
with Miami residents. Those
deeply concerned are senior
citizens who heard news that
Social Security could be cut in
order to reduce deficits.
Dora Jean-Paul, 65, shared
how much she depends on
her Social Security check, al-
though it barely covers her ne-
cessities. "It hardly covers the
bills I do have, but I couldn't

New Gulf-spill

report points

to missed


By Angel Gonzalez

HOUSTON-The Republic of
the Marshall Islands, where
Transocean Ltd.'s doomed
Deepwater Horizon rig was reg-
istered, said recently in a report
that the disaster resulted from
the crew's failure to react to
multiple signs of brewing trou-
ble, but stopped short of saying
who was ultimately responsible
for the incident.
The report said that the April
20, 2010. blowout, which killed
11 workers and set off the worst
offshore oil spill in U.S his-
tory, resulted in part from the
removal of drilling mud, which
helped keep the well's flow un-
der control, during a key pres-
sure test without applying a re-
placement barrier.
Also, the report said the crew
deviated from standard well-
control and well-abandonment
protocols by testing for pres-
sure during the removal of the
drilling mud, instead of prior to
it-an operation that resulted
in drilling pipe being present

survive without [Social Secu-
rity]," she said.
Betty Renee, 65, and great-
grandmother of nine, ex-
pressed her discontent for So-
cial Security modifications. "I
don't think it's fair for seniors
who worked all of their life. I've
recently retired and I've worked
for Social Security."
Like Jean-Paul, Renee's basic
bills are covered by her Social
Security check.
According to the City of Mi-
ami's Department of Commu-
nity Development, Miami has
one of the highest elderly popu-
lations and 30 percent of them

live in Neighborhood Develop-
ment Zones -extremely low-
income areas that are highly
populated with minorities.
However, not all senior citi-
zens have the "luxury" of senior
citizen housing.
Mollie Shelton, 60, has called
her public housing home for
over 20 years and cutting So-
cial Security, she believes, is
unjust. Shelton, who is disabled
and unable to work, relies on
her Social Security as her main
source of income.
"It's unfair to the American
citizens especially when we
have worked in this country
and paid our taxes. And now in
our retirement years [and] with

our disabled bodies, we should
be able to get our money," she
County Commissioner Au-
drey Edmonson, District 3, also
comments on the matter.
"I regret that Social Security
income is often not sufficient to
meet expenses for our senior
citizens, given the high cost of
food, shelter and health care.
That is why it is imperative that
we safeguard it. Our senior citi-
zens need our help and support
and ensuring that Social Secu-
rity remains a right and not a
privilege should be every one's
The threat of cutting Social
Security has become a major

fear for Black seniors who be-
lieve this could greatly affect
the Black community of Miami.
"If they cut the Social-Secu-
rity, then there is no way. [We]
will be put out on the street and
they would not care. How are
we going to pay our rent and
other bills?" said Jean-Paul.
So while Congress is unsure
of the best resolution for tack-
ling the economic crisis, Black
senior citizens are certain that
altering, reducing, or cutting,
Social Security is absolutely
not the solution.
"We put in the work and not
having our Social Security is
wrong. How would we survive?"
asked Renee.

Commissioner Edmonson as-
sures that there is nothing to
fear; not yet at least.
"The recent compromise and
passage of the Budget Con-
trol Act establishes mandatory
spending caps, which would
trigger automatic across-the-
board budget cuts if exceeded.
Those caps cover all federal non-
mandatory and non-emergency
spending. Mandatory domestic
programs such as Social Se-
curity, Medicare and Medicaid,
however, are not constrained by
these caps. It means they are
not affected and can continue
to provide our senior citizens
with proper payments and cov-
erage," she said.

Veterans Track connects recovering

addicts to VA medical services

By Jimmie Davis, Jr.
Miami Times writer

in the blowout preventer at the
time of the blowout, keeping it
from closing properly to contain
the outburst.
Electrical power failed at the
time of the explosion, prevent-
ing fire-suppression systems
from activating, but the size
and speed of the blast was such
that any attempts at controlling
it would have been futile, the
report concluded.
At the time of the explosion,
the rig was drilling a deep-wa-
ter well in the U.S. Gulf of Mex-
ico for BP PLC. The Marshall Is-
lands Maritime Administrator's
216-page document doesn't say
whether well operator BP, rig
owner Transocean or cement-
job provider Halliburton Co.
were ultimately responsible for

the disaster.
Previous U.S. reports, includ-
ing one released in April by
the U.S Coast Guard, have in-
cluded scathing critiques of the
companies and the oil industry.
The disaster has resulted in an
overhaul of U.S. drilling regula-
U.S. government reviews of
the disaster have also criticized
the Marshall Islands' oversight
of the vessel. In its report, the
Marshall Islands says it last
inspected the Deepwater Hori-
zon in 2009, when it found it to
be in compliance with regula-
tions. However, the inspection,
conducted through contractors,
found.some issues requiring at-
tention-namely, engine-room
components dirty with oil.

To better facilitate the needs of
veterans who are in a personal
war, combating substance abuse
and other health-related issues,
such as Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD), Miami-Dade
County has launched Veterans
"I was very skeptical about
carving our a court for veter-
ans," said Deborah White-Labora,
Miami-Dade County drug court
judge. "What are we going to do,
start a court for everybody?"
It took a visit to the veterans
court in Anaheim, California to
thoroughly convince White-Lab-
ora to proceed with a specialized
court in Miami-Dade for men and
women that served in the armed
White-Labora wants to ensure
that veterans remain clean and
drug-free, stay out of jail, get
medical assistance, housing and
military benefits from Veterans
Affairs (VA), if they are eligible.
Dr. Giovanna Delgado, a psy-
chologist and outreach coordina-
tor with the Miami VA, is the link
that connects the vets to the VA

"I'm in the courtroom every
time the vets are on the docket to
give them the support they need,"
she said. "I link them to whatever
services they need."
Delgado says the veterans are
drug-free and aren't in custody
now because of the new veteran's
drug court.
In the most extensive
study of drug courts,
the Urban Institute
conducted a five-
year examination
from 2004-2009 of
23 courts in eight
states, including Flori-
da. They uncovered that
drug courts can significant-
ly decrease drug use, criminal
behavior and save taxpayers an
average of $5,680 per participant.
The study released just last
month concluded that partici-
pant's behavior was successful
because the judges treated them
with dignity and respect.
"Judges are central to the goals
of reducing crime and substance
abuse, because they spend time
with the participants," said Shelli
B. Rossman, lead researcher from
the Institute's Justice Policy Cen-
ter. "Judges that treat the partici-
pants with respect get results."

For the last eight years, Air
Force veteran Terrell Cooper, 31,
said his life has been out of con-
trol because of drugs. But that's
all changed since he has come
into White-Labora's courtroom.
Cooper said he got caught with
drugs by the police and went to
i. e's one of the first

"I didn't believe in
the program at first
and was still using
drugs," he said. "But
the judge believed in
me and gave me a couple
of chances to get my life to-
White-Labora ordered Cooper
to spend three days in jail for fail-
ing his urine test.
"I thank God and the judge," he
said. "I'm healthy and I feel good.
This is a good drug court for vets."
The Veterans Track is an initia-
tive spearheaded by White-Labo-
ra, Delgado and a host of others
to get an official veterans drug
court, which would be supervised
by a judge that's a military veter-
an and would encompass misde-
meanors and felonies. -gemjule

All eyes on Hurricane Irene

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hurricane to make landfall in
the U.S. was Ike, which pounded
Texas in 2008.
Hurricane Irene remained a
Category 2 hurricane Tuesday
and was predicted to become
a major Category 3 hurricane
by today, according to the Na-
tional Hurricane Center but
the threat to South Florida had
"The closest approach will be
Thursday afternoon when trop-
ical storm force winds are pos-
sible," said Craig Setzer, CBS4
meteorologist. "A jog to the left
for Irene would mean stronger
winds with hurricane force
gusts possible."
On Monday night, resorts on
the Bahamas advised guests

to prepare for the hurricane.
Irene, the first hurricane of the
Atlantic storm season, pum-
meled Puerto Rico Monday
with 75 mile per hour winds
and steady rainfall. Hurricane
Irene also churned just north of
the Dominican Republic early
Tuesday, lashing the Caribbean
nation with 100 mph winds and
heavy rain, the National Hurri-
cane Center said.
Hundreds of people were dis-
placed by flooding in the Do-
minican Republic, forced to
take refuge in churches, schools
and relatives' homes. Electricity
also was cut in some areas.
The current direction of Irene
is good news for South Florida
but not for those in the Caroli-
nas as the first Atlantic hurri-
cane of the season moves closer
to the U.S. coast.

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LSCC pre

Center hosts back
to school day
By Randy Grice
Last week, a back to school event
was held at the Liberty Square Com-
munity Center, 6304 NW 14th Avenue.
The back to school kick-off was meant
to honor the volunteers and organiza-
tions that supported the Liberty Square
summer program.
"Every year the Liberty Square Coun-
cil and its partners host a thank you
event to thank all the volunteers and
people who helped out at the commu-
nity center," said Eric Thompson, or-
ganizer of the program. "Secondly, we
have this book bag give away to make
sure that every single child has a book
bag and a pencil to go back to school
because education is so important to
this neighborhood."
Children were able to get free hair cuts
to prepare them for school, which be-

res students fo


Thompson speaks to children pre-
paring for school.
gan Monday. Free food and drinks were
also available to everyone that came out
to attend the event. In addition to hair
cuts and food, words of encouragement
were also offered to students gearing up

for another year of school.
Jessica Perry, who lives in the are
and brought her two sons to get a hair
cut, said she is thankful for programs
like this.
"I brought my sons out here tcda:, to
get a free hair cut," she said. "I live right
up the street and this is a blessing that
people can take time out of their bius\
schedules.to help out in the comrn nni-
ty. At least this is one less thing I % ill
have to worry about when it comes to
getting my kids ready for school Mon-
day morning."
Takesha Mitchell, another parentri ho
also lives in the area, also expressed
how important programs like this are
to her.
"This is our community at its finest,"
she said. "If we could come together to
do things likethis to benefit all of our
kids I bet that would cut down on some
of the violence in our community. Today
there may have been over 50 kids that
got free hair cuts so they can look nice
for their first day of school and tl at is a
beautiful thing."

Student wins tennis tournament
By Randy Grice s

It's not everyday that some-
one wins a tennis tournament,
but that is just what happened
with one local student. Joshua
McQueen, a 17-year-old, Sage-
mount School student recently
won the 94th championship for
the American Tennis Associa-
tion. The championship, which
took place in Atlanta, catered
to all ages, but McQueen won
in the 18 and under division.
"At first, it didn't sink in until
I got back home and got back
to my routine of practicing," he
said. "It [the tournament] was
fun, I got to meet people and I
played really hard. I came out
of it feeling pretty good about
McQueen was introduced to
tennis at an early age. He said
that he first handled a racquet
at four-years-old but started to
take the game seriously when
he was six. After a brief break
of playing, he took up the sport
again at age 14. When it comes
to practicing, he sticks to a
strict schedule.
"I have six hour days for
practicing," he said. "I practice
from 8 to 11 and 1 to 4. I do

S.-- a a
McQueen walks away after winning his championship match.

a lot of sprints for condition-
ing, that's very important be-
cause you never know how the
weather will affect you, espe-
cially the heat. I also work on
techniques. I practice my fore-
hands, backhands, over heads
and footwork. There were a lot
of key things that helped me."
Education is always a top
priority for McQueen. Although
he dedicates a lot of hours to
practicing, he makes sure it
doesn't conflict with his aca-
demic performance.
"Keeping my grades up is

a must," he said. "I want to
get good hours in school and
good hours in tennis. During
the school year I don't play as
many hours as I play in the
summer. I do plan on playing
tennis beyond high school. I
would prefer to go to college
and play tennis, that would
help me out with getting a col-
lege education. After college if I
decided that I want to pursue
being a pro then I will do it, but
for right now I want to focus on
getting into college, that would
be great."


Rites of Passage summer camp

GIRL POWER: On August 11, Girl Power's Sister Circle, Rites of Passage summer
camp celebrated the young girls of Liberty City who participated in the camp. For eight
weeks, girls ages 10-15, embarked on a journey of self-discovery and coming-of-age, focus-
ing on self-discovery of womanhood and loving friendships. The ceremony summed up les-
sons learned over the summer, as well as showcased the powerful young women who have
emerged and enlightened about life's positive possibilities.

Current UM players under investigation

continued from 1A
statement Monday, without
naming any of the athletes
involved. The booster, Nevin
Shapiro, told Yahoo Sports for
an article published last week
that he had provided benefits
to 12 current football play-
ers and one men's basketball
"With the season fast ap-

preaching I know our players,
coaches and fans are eager to
know the results. The process,
however, must be deliberate
and thorough to ensure its in-
The football players whom
Shapiro cited as taking improp-
er benefits from him were Jaco-
ry Harris, Vaughn Telemaque,
Ray Ray Armstrong, Travis
Benjamin, Aldarius Johnson,
Marcus Forston, Olivier Ver-

non, Marcus Robinson, Ad-
ewale Ojomo, Dyron Dye, JoJo
Nicholas and Sean Spence.
Shapiro also alleged to Yahoo
Sports that he paid $10,000 to
ensure that basketball player
DeQuan Jones signed with the
School officials would not say
Monday if any of those play-
ers have been cleared to play,
or who the additional names
linked to the investigation are.

What Is

Your Child

Doing After


Look for The Children's Trust After School Programs Guide
at any Miami-Dade Publix supermarket.



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to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial unveiled at the National Mall

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he did it in a way that some
people might see as not the
best way, but if he had done it
in a violent manner, it wouldn't
have turned out the way it did.
Violence is always met with
more violence."
Deane Bonner, president of
the NAACP chapter fn Cobb
County, Ga., says she was in-
spired to activism after hear-
ing King speak at a church in
Columbus, Ohio, in 1961. "Dr.
King's place is so paramount
to us because he was a man
of non-violence," she says. "In
spite of everything that was go-
ing on in the country, Dr. King
turned the other cheek. A man
of peace certainly should have


"Peace In Da Hood"

An estimated 10,000 people
showed up for the 10th annual
celebration, started by slain
community activist DJ Uncle
Al and carried on by Deme-
trius Allen, president of the
Urban Garden Foundation. It
was a day when thousands of
Blacks, mostly young adults
and children, enjoyed music,
food and other forms of fun
without the threat
of violence.

a place on the Mall."
The official dedication of the
King Memorial will be Aug. 28,
the 48th anniversary of King's
transformative "I Have a Dream"
speech at the 1963 March on
Washington. By then, King had
been crisscrossing the nation
non-stop for eight years, relent-
lessly attacking an entrenched
system of legalized racial seg-
regation that relegated blacks,
especially those in the South,
to a life of second-class citizen-
King's efforts and those
of hundreds of thousands who
were part of the civil rights
movement in ways large and
small would lead to two piec-
es of landmark legislation in
the mid-1960s: The Civil Rights
Act of 1964, which banned dis-

crimination in public places
and employment and provided
for integration; and the Voting
Rights Act of 1965, which pro-
hibited discriminatory voting
practices such as poll taxes
and literacy tests that South-
ern states adopted after the
Civil War.
In 1966, just 12 percent of
Americans had a highly favor-
able view of King, and 44 per-
cent had a highly unfavorable
view; the new poll finds that 69
percent now have a highly fa-
vorable view and just 1 percent
a highly unfavorable view.

Those who knew King per-
sonally often talk about his
courage, common touch and
especially, sense of humor.

"I never saw him afraid,"
Lowery says. "Not ever. He
knew the dangers he faced. He
told me once, 'Joe, I'll never live
to be 40.' And I said, 'Oh, hush.
You know you're going to live to
be old and gray.' But he died at
39. That knowledge never de-
terred him .. He had a con-
sciousness, a deep faith. It was
his spirit that kept us going."
King shunned the trappings
of wealth that often defined
a successful Black minister
of his era. He lived in a mod-
est, rented house here, drove a
four-year-old Ford with 70,000
miles on it and donated all of
his $54,000 Nobel Prize award
to the movement.
Martin Luther King III cites
his father's sense of humor
and dedication as things he

--noto courtesy/uemetrus Allen

CBC job fair offers hope to unemployed

continued from 1A

about careers, educational op-
portunities and collect resumes
and applications. Job seekers
were also offered free work-
shops to help make themselves
more appealing to employers.
But while opportunities were
offered 'some hopefuls still had
"There are a lot of opportuni-
ties that seem to be offered, but
as we can see the economy is in
a real, bit of a stink right now,"
said Norman Palacious, 59. "I

have been out of work for a year
and two months after 37 years
of employment. I am in a real
catch-22 right now because of
my age. I'm not old enough for
Social Security."
Jamie Hector, 39, who has
been out of work for two years,
said he is continuing his search
for employment and won't be
"I lost my job due to cutbacks
in 2009 and I have been looking
since then," he said. "Honestly I
stopped looking for a job about
a month prior to today. The job
market can be so discouraging

sometimes and I really couldn't
take the pressure anymore. But
today I decided to come out and
I am happy I did."
National companies like The
Home Depot, Coca-Cola and
AARP weren't the only ones re-
cruiting job seekers. Career-
oriented programs like Lindsey
Hopkins Technical Educational
Center of Miami-Dade County
Public Schools, also participat-
"We have a wide variety of jobs
skills we offer students," said
Randall Darling, career transi-
tion specialist at Hopkins. "We

offer opportunities in our indus-
trial technology and automotive
programs that you can complete
in about a year and six months.
We also have a tile setting pro-
gram that can be completed in
as little as six months."
The five-city tour, prior to its
stop in Miami, had already at-
tracted over 13,000 unemployed
job seekers. Many included indi-
viduals over 50, some who have
exhausted their unemployment
benefits. In Atlanta, several job
seekers had to be hospitalized
while waiting in long lines after
being overcome by the heat.

Will jobs become the new Black agenda?

continued from 1A

for having lost its relevance, has
recently found new motivation
and energy, taking its job tour on
the road in cities hit hardest with
Black unemployment. The caveat is
that only employers who can guar-
antee that they have jobs available
are allowed to participate.
Congresswoman Frederica Wil-
son, who hosted the event, was
joined by CBC members: Alcee
Hastings (FL-23), Cedric L. Rich-
mond (LA-2), Laura Richardson
(CA-37), Maxine Waters (CA-35),
Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-5) and
Andre Carson (IN-7). Other par-
ticipants included: the Rev. Jesse
Jackson, Sr.; Don Graves, Jr., ex-
ecutive director for Jobs Competi-
tiveness for the White House; Rick
Beasley, executive director, South
Florida Workforce; and Bishop Vic-
tor Curry, president Miami Chap-
ter NAACP.
"We are here to identify ways
that our community, the Black
community, can begin to help our-
selves that means focusing on
tangible steps that can be taken
to deal with the record unemploy-
ment Blacks across the U.S. and
here in Miami are facing," Wilson
said. "These are serious issues
and we are facing serious times.
The president cannot resolve this
situation alone. The enemy that we
face is the Tea Party who refuses to
Cleaver, who serves as the chair-
man of the CBC, responded to crit-
icisms that were sent electronically
to Hall during the meeting, saying
that the session was nothing more
than a "gripe session."
"We aren't here to make money,
mistakes or enemies," he said. "We
are here to make a difference and
it's not about the CBC, Obama,
Osama or 'yo Mama' it's about
jobs, jobs, jobs."
Cleaver pointed out that the CBC
has collectively introduced 40 bills
to Congress but none have reached
the floor for consideration. And it
is that lack of power and ability to
push legislation forward that has

SBishop Victor Curry (I) responds to a question at the town hall
look on.

many angry with both the Repub-
lican party and with the President:
"Obama needs to use the bully
pulpit and be very clear that he in-
tends to help those who need help
the most that's Blacks in Amer-
ica," Hastings said. "The govern-
ment has to create streams of rev-
enue if we are going to get people
back to work.
As for Obama's senior advisor,
David Axelrod, who recently said
on national television that the fo-
cus could not be on one particular
group, both Richmond and Hast-
ings responded with anger.
"We have to deal with the real-
ity a recent report showed that
50 percent of Black males before
reaching 25 will either be dead,
unemployed or in prison," Rich-
mond said. "We have to be upfront
and honest. That's a specific pop-
ulation, just like immigrants or
gays, and they have special needs
because they have been held back
unjustly for so many years."
"Folks keep asking us what
kind of jobs do we want for the
millions of unemployed? Hastings
said. "Any kind of job for now."
Cleaver retorted that while the
CBC is committed to working in
the Capitol,'Blacks across the U.S.
must begin to "agitate."
"If we want real change we have
to demand it that means going
to our state capitols, getting active
with grassroots organizations, reg-
istering to vote and then voting,"
he said.
Waters said it's time to hold the
Tea Party and the President ac-
"It's time to fight and I am not

afraid of the Tea Party nor do I
need anyone to speak for me," Wa-
ters said. "I have heard mothers
crying for their children because
their sons are in prison, they can't
pay their rent and their kids are
hungry. We cannot allow this to

Curry reminded the audience
that 90 percent of Blacks voted for
Obama ard that he must now be
held to the fire.
"We expect him to do something
for Blacks now he owes us that
much since we came out in record
numbers to put him in the White
House," Curry said.
"Black America is hemorrhaging
-like Dr. King we have tried nego-
tiation," Jackson added. "Now it's
time for confrontation. Later, we
can work on reconciliation."
As the crowd exited the church,
two Black women, Tangela Sweet-
ing, 48 and Katonya Bienaime, 37,

both from Miami, said they were
motivated to get involved in the
fight for Black jobs and justice.
"This really mattered, this town
hall meeting, and while we don't
need jobs ourselves, it has com-
pelled us to get involved again -
like we did to get Obama in office.
We have to reach back and find a
way to help others who are hurt-
ing," they said.
Kay Sullivan, president of the
Miami Chapter of Alpha Kappa Al-
pha Sorority, Inc., brought close to
30 sorors to the meeting. She said
she is determined to make a dif-
"We have a voice and it's time
we let others hear it," she said.
"We're here to find out how we
can get more involved, even if
that means taking this message
to the streets, sending letters to
Congress or making phone calls.
Black unemployment is hurting
individuals and entire communi-

Tea Party unhappy with Waters

continued from 1A

Jenny Beth Martin and Mark
Meckler said that Waters ought
to be censured by the Democrat-
ic Party and President Obama.
They added, "Is civility re-
quired only of their opponents?
The president's silence on these
latest violations of civility has
been deafening, but not sur-

Obama has already been tak-
en to task for not reprimand-
ing Vice President Joe Biden
during.the debate over raising
the debt ceiling. At the time,
some House Democrats report-
edly accused the Tea Party of
being "terrorists" and "hostage
takers" for abandoning any
compromise. Biden allegedly
agreed with their assessment,
although he denied calling
them terrorists.

remembers the most.
"Because my father had to be
serious in most of his presen-
tations, a lot of people do not
know just how humorous he
was," he says. "My father was a
very, very funny man."
He reflects on his father's
seriousness of purpose when
considering his memorial on
the National Mall.
"I think he was a true Ameri-
can patriot," King says. "He
said the way is for us to work
together and to change laws so
that we have the kind of s6ci-
ety where all are treated with
dignity and respect and equal-
ity. So in a sense, he helped to
save this nation, because we
could have had a bloody revo-
Perhaps the truest gauge of

King's legacy is found in the
voices of Americans born de-
cades after his death. For a
generation often seen as more
in tune with hip-hop's macho
posturing than with spiritual-
ly centered conflict resolution,
King's non-violent philosophy
is broadly respected.
His appeal with youth reach-
es across race, gender and
religion. Amber Khan, 21, is
Muslim and a sophomore at
Chattahoochee Technical Col-
lege here. Her parents emigrat-
ed from Pakistan long before
she was born.
King, she says, "brought to
light the fact that every human
has a heartbeat and has blood
that's flowing, and it's about
accepting people, not judging

Black grads angry over rising costs

continued from 1A

1, 2012, to pay the interest
on the loan while they are in
school. Black students worry
about the impact it will have on
their ability to fund their edu-
"Students are surprised by
the decision and upset," said
Amanda Price, president of
the Graduate Student Associa-
tion at the University of Miami
(UM). "We have yet another ob-
stacle to overcome in order to
support ourselves while getting
our degrees."
"A lot of students feel that we
always get the short-end of the
stick," said Jerron Johnson,
president of the Black Student
Union at Florida International
University (FIU). "I feel as if
this deal will affect universi-
ties around the country a great
deal, especially for low-income
students. This deal affects me."
Johnson, who is an under-
graduate at FIU majoring in fi-
nance, said the bill comes at a
crucial time for him.
"My goal is to be in gradu-
ate school by next year August,
ironically close to the time
where the payment of graduate
student loan interest while in
school takes place," he said.
Johnson already has $17,000
in loans that helped him pay
for his undergraduate degree.
"There will be fewer minor-
ity students," said Jonathon
Batson, president of the FIU
Chapter of Minority Asso-
ciation of Pre-Medical Stu-
dents. "They will be more
likely to enter the work-
force to have to pay for their
education."[Politicians] are
looking at issues only solving
things for now but not looking
ahead," Batson added, "espe-
cially [for students] at FIU be-
cause so many are minorities."
Miami Dade College (MDC)
officials say they helped stu-
dents receive more than $180
million in financial aid in
the 2009-2010 school year.
Though some of that money

comes from student loans,
MDC receives more Pell Grant
funds than any other school
in the nation. Forty-nine per-
cent of students attending
MDC receive financial aid
and 46 percent live below the
poverty threshold, according
to MDC statistics. Sixty-nine
percent are also employed.
Blacks make up 19 percent of
the student population. With
courses averaging from $94
to $105 dollars per credit for
Florida residents, community
colleges offer a more feasible
place to obtain post-second-
ary education. However, new
limitations on higher level de-
gree attainment still pose a
"We are doing everything
we can to minimize the eco-
nomic impact on students
who are trying to obtain their
education," said Dr. Henry
Lewis, FMU president. "Un-
fortunately the social eco-
nomic status of our students'
families is low. A good educa-
tion is the foundation of our
society and this new provi-
sion has made high quality
education more difficult to
St. Thomas University
(STU), Dean and Professor of
Law, Douglas Ray, said that
while the issue will impact
the finances of students he
does not believe it will de-
crease enrollment.
"Loans are still available
but it will require more care-
ful borrowing and spending
plans," Ray said. "We have
made fundraising for schol-
arships a priority and are
now having meetings to fa-
miliarize our students with
the changes and their rami-
According to STU officials,
between seven and eight per-
cent of the law students are
Black and 50 percent are mi-
norities. Those figures are
comparable to the 41.3 per-
cent of total graduate stu-
dents that are Black at STU.
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Celebration of Life

By D. Kevin McNeir
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"Small but mighty" is one way
that Mary Oliver Johnson, 74,
might be best described. She
has lived in Overtown for most
of her life and clearly, has her
own thoughts about life. But
she's never let her petite frame,

nor anything else including rac-
ism, get in the way of reaching
her goals.
"I suffered from polio when I
was a child in the third grade
and almost quit because I had
missed so many days of school
and my parents were advised to
hold me back for a year," she re-
called. "Daddy, who was a citi-
zen of Great Britain, before his

homeland of Andros Island, in
the Bahamas, gained its inde-
pendence, was away at work. So
my mother followed the advice
of others and made me repeat
the third grade. I would have
dropped out, if I could. I guess
I share that because I am doing
the Judge Mathis thing let-
ting people hear about what
Please turn to LIFE 14B


hosts annual fashion show
By Kaila Heard

Walking into a sanctuary in your best and
most fashionable outfits normally never earns a
person any accolades.
However, for Macedonia Missionary Bap-
tist Church of Miami's fifth annual Fashion
Show and Music Program on Sunday, August
21, wearing the best outfit was mandatory in
order to win compliments and the competition.
Sponsored by the church's Ushers Ministry,
this year's theme was "Beauty in Fashion and
Latoya Williams, an active member of Macedo-
nia Missionary Baptist Church, won first place
in the fashion show in 2009. But she voluntarily
strutted down the make shift runway again be-
cause of how much she enjoyed herself.
"I'm not shy or anything and I love to have fun
and being around people," said Williams, who is
also an active member of Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church.
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Building God's kingdom on Earth

By Kaila Heard Rev. Jodie
S kheard@miamitimesonline.com a i nrr E;irs

Plenty of advice has been
given that in order to know if
something is right for an in-
dividual, that person should
be 100 percent certain about
their decision.
Yet according to Rever-
end Jodie Alexander of Soul
Saving Missionary Baptist
Church, for those considering
entering the ministry, who
doubt their decision is better
than to be overly excited.
"The vast majority of those
kind of people will only be
in the ministry for a little
while before they fade away
from it. It takes more than
desire to pastor. You got to be
ordained by God to do it," he
Alexander explained that
to be called involves a lot
of unknowns because even
though a person is fulfilling
their God-given role, they
never know what the future
will include.
After serving as an asso-
ciate pastor for more than
Please turn to JODIE 14B

August is' often associated with
change. For students, it means the end
of their free time as they begin another
school year. For the weather, it often
means the noticeable lowering of tern-
peratures as it begins to cool down.
For many Christians, the fall months
traditionally offer the chance to attend
a revival.
Church revivals have been held at
regular intervals in America from the early 18th
century until the present. One of the first of
these revivals is believed to have been held in
Northampton, Massachusetts in 1734, according
to the Concise Dictionary of American History.
Reverend Moses Paschal, senior pastor of
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Miami,
can understand why the tradition has lasted for
so long.
"It's revives you spiritually," he said.
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church has held
annual revivals in August for nearly 40 years

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and is currently hosting a revival every evening
from August 23 through August 25, according to
Others pastors agree with Paschal's definition
of a revival.
"The main purpose of a revival is to strengthen
the saints and to help the saints revisit our God-
given purpose. Sometimes life can get us side-
tracked from what we are really meant to do and
the revival can get us refocused on what God re-
ally wants us to do," said Reverend Andrew Floyd
of the First Baptist Church of Brownsville.
Please turn to REVIVAL 14B

By Kaila Heard

Forgetting where you left your keys, losing
touch with the latest technological develop-
ments and occasionally forgetting the names
of your great-grandchildren have become the
almost expected rites of passage for the elder-
However, as growing research reveals how
it is possible to train and retain the powers of
mind and body, more programs, services and
products are being created for senior citizens.
Sponsored by the United HomeCare (UHC),
a home health and community care organiza-

tion, the Techno-Savvy Seniors program was
created to help improve their mental and emo-
tional well being by donating computers, pro-
graming and training to homebound senior
citizens in Miami-Dade County.
Currently in its second year of operating,
Techno-Savvy program has provided a to-
tal of 120 computers for UHC clients. Par-
ticipants, are on average between the ages of
60-85-years-old and have no previous expe-
rience with computers or the internet. UHC
provides one-on-one training for the clients,
teaching the basics of computer and internet
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Religious freedom under assault 1

By Thomas S. Kidd

The next time you walk into
church, or your synagogue or
mosque, say a little thanks to
God for our founding princi-
ples. There's a lot for which to
be grateful, after all, and the
freedom to worship is among
our greatest blessings.
Meaning. In our ever-shrink-
ing world, the tentacles of re-
ligion touch everything from
governmental policy to individ-
ual morality to our basic social
constructs. It affects the lives
of people of great faith or no
faith at all. This series of weekly
columns launched in 2005 -
seeks to illuminate the national
But a new report by Pew Re-
search Center's Forum on Reli-
gion & Public Life has revealed
a disturbing pattern: Nearly a
third of the globe's population
- 2.2 billion people live in
countries where religious per-
secution increased between
2006 and 2009.
Observers have often as-
sumed that over time, the world
would progress toward what
political scientist Francis Fuku-
yama famously called "the end
of history," when Western lib-
eral democracy would triumph
over all ideological competitors.
But instead, we are seeing a
marked erosion of what Amer-
ica's Founding Fathers con-
sidered the "first freedom": the
liberty of religious conscience.
Even in America, there are
signs that our historic commit-
ment to this freedom is waver-
The countries with the largest
populations in the world, India
and China, are among the worst
offenders in social harassment
or government restrictions on
religion. No surprise, there. In
China, the government com-
monly imprisons dissidents,
ranging from those of the Fa-
lun Gong spiritual movement
to pastors of Christian house
churches. Even now, Beijing
authorities are seeking toshut
do, the evangelical Shouiwang
Church, which has dared to

hold outdoor assemblies.

In the Middle East, the "Arab
Spring" has not been auspi-
cious for religious liberty. The
uprisings against repressive
governments have precipitated
a treacherous new era for the
region's Christian minorities.
According to the Pew report,
Egypt was already the world's
largest country with rising lev-
els of government restrictions
on religion before the ouster of
Hosni Mubarak; since then, the
situation has grown even worse.
In the past six months, ap-
palling religious violence has

>k a .

countries tended to have both
high government restrictions
and social pressures against re-
ligious freedom.
And what about in the USA?
You won't see the kind of reli-
gious persecution here as in
other parts of the world, but
religious freedom is taking its
hits. This is not a problem root-
ed exclusively in the political
left or right, either.
As one might expect, some
Muslims in America have faced
persistent harassment since
9/11. Opponents have at-
tempted legal measures to stop
the construction of Muslim
worship sites, from the con-

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A new Pew Forum report finds a

disconnecting global trend:

Persecution of the faithful is on the rise.

convulsed Egypt, especially
against its Coptic Christians.
Rumors about a Coptic con-
vert to Islam being held against
her will led to vicious rioting
on May 8, leaving 15 dead, 200
injured, and churches looted
and burned. This was only one
in a series of anti-Christian
incidents that has respected
Middle East journalist Yasmine
El Rashidi warning of an Is-
lamis't 'akeover in Egyjt. In the
Pew report, Muslim-dominated

troversial (and, I would argue,
unnecessarily provocative) Is-
lamic center at Ground Zero, to
a neighborhood mosque in Mur-
freesboro, Tenn. Certain Repub-
lican leaders, such as Herman
Cain, have proposed loyalty
oaths for Muslims serving in
government. Really. Overall,
the FBI reports that more than
1,500 religious hate crimes oc-
cur annually, although. the ma-
j6rity target Jew,. ,
But Christians in the U.S.

take their lumps, too, when
it comes to religious freedom.
These range from the frivolous
- such as a recent (and unsuc-
cessful) Freedom from Religion
Foundation lawsuit to ban Tex-
as Gov. Rick Perry from holding
"The Response," his prayer ral-
ly in Houston to real judicial

Earlier this month, for in-
stance, a federal appeals court
approved San Diego State Uni-
versity's policy of denying a
Christian sorority and frater-
nity official campus benefits
simply because the groups re-
stricted membership to Chris-
And in October, the U.S. Su-
preme Court will hear oral ar-
guments in what might become
the most significant religious
liberty case in decades, Ho-
sanna-Tabor Church v. EEOC,
which will, disconcertingly,
consider whether a religious
school has the right to fire a
teacher who contradicts offi-
cial church teachings.
Should the court rule against
Hosanna-Tabor, it could indi-
cate that American courts will
intrude more and more upon
the internal affairs of religious
organizations, dictating that
the right to free exercise must
bow before judges' and bureau-
crats' current conceptions of
legal equity. Placing religious
groups under special legal dis-
advantages, and forbidding
them from operating according
to their own beliefs, is certain-
ly not what the Founders had
in mind when they banned an
"establishment of religion" in
the First Amendment.
Let's hope that, instead,
America will renew its commit-
ment to the genius of the First
Amendment's religion clauses.
The government should never
promote the interests of any
one faith including secular-
ism but should protect the
free exercise of religion for all.
In light of the Pew report, the
"'world needs our example more
than ever.

The reason so many young people had gathered in the Span-
ish capital was because they "wish to hear the Word of God"
and "manifest the strength of their faith."

Pope: Young people want

to hear word of God

Pope Benedict XVI has said
young people desire to know
God in a world filled with su-
perficiality, consumerism, and
the "widespread banalisation of
The Pope said the reason so
many young people had gath-
ered in the Spanish capital was
because they "wish to hear the
Word of God" and "manifest the
strength of their faith."
Up to one million Catho-
lic youths are in the city for
World Youth Day, the Catholic
Church's international youth
festival which takes place every
three years.
"Many of them have heard the
voice of God, perhaps only as
a little whisper, which has led
them to search for him more
diligently and to share with oth-
ers the experience of the force
which he has in their lives," he
"The discovery of the living
God inspires young people and
opens their eyes to the chal-
lenges of the world in which
they live, with its possibilities
and limitations.
"They see the prevailing su-
perficiality, consumerism and

hedonism, the widespread ba-
nalisation of sexuality, the lack
of solidarity, the corruption.
"They know that, without
God, it would be hard to con-
front these challenges and to be
truly happy, and thus pouring
out their enthusiasm in the at-
tainment of an authentic life."
The Pope encouraged young
Catholics to entrust themselves
completely to Christ and know
that they are "not alone".
He said that seeing so many
participants in World Youth
Day ,filled him with confidence
about the future of the Church.
"Of course, there is no lack
of difficulties," he continued.
"There are tensions and ongo-
ing conflicts all over the world,
even to the shedding of blood.
"But, with all my heart I say
again to you young people: let
nothing and no one take away
your peace. Do not be ashamed
of the Lord.
"He-did not spare himself in
becoming one like us and in ex-
periencing our anguish so as to
lift it up to God, and in this way
he saved us."
The Pope was welcomed to
Please turn to POPE 14B

Next Bishop Long accuser found

By Dyana Bagby

An investigative report by
Atlanta's Fox 5 news station
states a fifth accuser in the
Bishop Eddie Long sex scan-
dal played a role in the ne-
gotiations that ended in a se-
cret settlement between the
New Birth Missionary Baptist
Church preacher and four
other men who sued him for
sexual coercion.
Senior I-Team reporter Dale
Russell reported that Centino
Kemp, 22, met Long years ago
when he was a college student.
"One source says Centino
Kemp, who was raised in the
Bahamas, met Bishop Eddie
Long years ago during a visit to
New Birth while he was a teen-
age student in a Florida col-
lege. The relationship meant
enough for him to tattoo Ed-
die Long's name on his wrist,
followed by the words, 'Never
a Mistake, Always a Lesson,'"
Russell reported.
Kemp did not file a lawsuit
against Long unlike four other
young men who accused Long
of giving them gifts of jewelry
and cars and taking them on
lavish trips around the world
while at the same time having
sex with them.
According to Fox 5, Kemp
came forward after the other
four men filed suit and some-

how played a key role in a set-
tlement agreement finalized in
"Sources say Kemp joined in
the settlement talks after he
heard about the other young
men's lawsuits and though he
never sued, he became a part
of the final settlement," Rus-
sell reported.
"One lawyer familiar with
the case confirmed Kemp was
involved and was 'different
from the other young men,'
'one piece of the puzzle that
never fit,' and he made the
case 'more difficult."'
Long denied all charges
made by the four men in their
lawsuits in court documents.
In an emotional sermon the

weekend after the allegations
were made, Long promised
he would fight to preserve his
"There have been allegations
and attacks made on me. I
have never in my life portrayed
myself as a" perfect man, but
I am not the man that is be-
ing portrayed on the televi-
sion," Long said to cheers from
the congregation on Sept. 26.
"That is not me."
Long said at that time he
had been advised by his law-
yers "not to try this case in the
media," but closed with a defi-
ant vow to fight back.
"I have been accused. I am
under attack. I want you to
Please turn to LONG 14B

Priest accused of abusing three youth

By Perry Stein

The Archdiocese of Miami
was hit with three lawsuits
recently alleging that a priest
sexually abused three children
in the 1960s.
The lawsuits accuse Father
Neil Flemming of sexually
abusing three boys between
the ages of 12-14 at Boystown,
a former residential home in
Southwest Miami-Dade for
troubled boys.
The archdiocese released a
statement last Wednesday say-
ing the church is aware of the
lawsuits against the retired

"As always, the Catholic
Church's concerns are for the
victims and a prevailing sense
of justice," the statement read.
"In addition, over the past nine
years, the archdiocese has
been forthcoming and taken
steps to keep children safe
through training and back-
ground screenings of all its
Each plaintiff is seeking more
than $5 million in damages.
"These victims are coming
forward now because they want
to encourage other victims to
come forward and not suffer in
silence," said Jeff Herman, the
lawyer representing the plain-

tiffs. "They are now just feeling
strong enough to come forward
and get help."
Herman said he has rep-
resented four other cases of
victims who allege that Flem-
ming, now in his 80s and living
in northern Florida, assaulted
them. All of those cases have
been settled outside of court.
Efforts to reach Flemming were
Flemming was named the di-
rector of Boystown in 1965, af-
ter the victims allege they were
first assaulted.
"We are alleging that they
served up victims to him," Her-
man said.





Friday, August 26th 7:00pm

which will be held at the
Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater
17011 Northeast 19th Avenue NMB
It will feature a host of talents including
Gospel R&B singer and producer Canton Jones.
Earlier this year. Jones released
his highly anticipated album called "Dominionaire"
thai included chart-topping hits like "In da C~ub
and "W'mdow."Jones along with other
local acts. will bring down the house on
Aug. 26 as they promote the gospel.

i ll Price: $20.00 (donation) Tickets for the concert will be available,'.
at the door but you can also purchase them at the church.
For more information call 305-899-7224

Youth Revival 2011 "SEVERING THAT ONE THING"
Sunday. August 28th, 2011 thru Wednesday, August 31st

TIME: Sunday 7:30am, 1:00am, 6.00pm "
Mon, Tues, Wed., 7:30pm Nightly

Sunday: 7:30am Min. Diane Martin
11:00am/6:00pm Marisa Farrow .
Monday: 7:30pm Min. Alexis Meneses
Tuesday: 7:30pm Elder Lorenzo Johnson Jr.
Wednesday: 7:30pm Youth Pastor Daniel Rio.. 'J
LOCATION: New Vision for Christ Ministries. 13650 NE 10th Ave.,';

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Reviewing our minds in Christ

The Bible talks quite a bit
about 'new'. We must be willing
to renew our minds. We must
partake of new wine from new
wineskins. Ephesians 4:22-24
reads: (22) You were taught, with
regard to your former way of life,
to put off your old self, which is
being corrupted by its deceitful

desires; (23) to be made new in
the attitude of your minds; (24)
and to put on the new self, cre-
ated to be like God in true righ-
teousness and holiness.
We must realize that newness
must extend to every area of our
lives. I once worked with a wom-
an who had recently accepted

the Lord as Savior. She belonged work bending down in a dress
to a church that required the or skirt, and we did not believe
women to wear dresses or skirts that wearing the pants jeop-
only never pants. We worked ardized our relationship with
on the floor at the Post the- Lord. Stephanie lis-
Office, and our jobs tened, and the next eve-
required lots of lifting, ning, she told us that
raising our arms and she had talked to God
bending. All of the fe- about our conversation,
male employees wore and though she un-
pants except Steph- derstood why we wore
anie. One day during pants, and understood
break, she told me that it did not diminish
and another Believ- who we were in Christ,

er that she was confused that
we were Christian women, but
wore pants. We explained that
it would be immodest for us to

she needed to continue to wear
her dresses and skirts. She
shared with us that prior to
her accepting Christ as Savior,

she was very promiscuous. She
wore tight fitting, short dresses
and skirts, and blouses that
exposed quite a bit of cleavage.
She wanted to make a change
in her life and to do something
new to reflect her new decision
to follow Christ. She wanted to
dress differently.
When we surrender our lives
to Jesus Christ, we not only
put aside old wicked mind-
sets, but we must learn to align
our thoughts and beliefs with
the Lord. I am fond of saying
that 'what is in us will come
out. You cannot eat corn and
expect for string beans to come

out. You cannot desire mangos
and plant apple seeds. What
is true of the natural is also
true in the spiritual.' You can-
not continue to curse, speak
lies and mean things; think
vengeful thoughts; and prac-
tice behavior that does not
please God, and expect to be
'new'. The same mindset, be-
havior and speech produce the
same results.
In Romans 12:2, Paul tells
the church to be transformed
by the constant renewing of our
minds. It's not a one shot deal.
It's something that we must
commit ourselves to daily.


0 The Women's Department
of A Mission With A New Begin-
ning Church sponsors a Com-
munity Feeding every second
Saturday of the month, from 10
a.m. until all the food has been
given out. 786-371-3779.

N Speaking Hands Ministries
is hosting an Open House featur-
ing a mini-sign language concert
on August 28, 3 p.m. 6 p.m.
RSVP recommended. Speak-

Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church welcomes everyone to
their Families and Friends Day
on August 28 at 11 a.m.

Faith Evangelistic Praise
and Worship International
Ministries is hosting The Joy of
Gospel Explosion' on August 28
at 4 p.m. 305-684-3633, 305-
Corinth Missionary Baptist
Church is hosting a Revival Au-

gust 24 25, 7:30 p.m. nightly.
305-836-6671, 305-633-7353.

Wactor Temple African
Methodist Episcopal is hosting
their annual Wonders of Worship
Celebration on September 18 at
3:30 p.m. 305-633-4077.

The South Florida Spiritu-
als will journey to Waycross, Ga.,
September 16-18 for an 'Evening
of Song and Praise.'To join them,
call 786-838-1153.

The Heart of the City Min-
istries invites everyone to morn-
ing worship every Sunday at 9
a.m. 305-754-1462.

New Life Family Worship
Center welcomes everyone to
their Wednesday Bible Study at
7 p.m. 305-623-0054.

Holy Ghost Assembly of
the Apostolic Faith is hosting a
dinner sale on August 24, 12:30

p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The God is Love Church is
holding a reunion for past and
present members on Sept. 10,
11 a.m. 6 p.m. at the Newport
Beach Resort. 786-406-4240.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church invites the com-
munity to Family and Friends
Worship Services at 7:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. every Sunday. 305-

Christian Cathedral
Church presents their Morning
Glory service that includes se-
nior citizen activities and brunch
every Friday at 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. 305-652-1132.

Lighthouse Holy Ghost
Center, Inc. invites everyone to
their Intercession Prayer Service
on Saturday at 10 a.m. 305-

All That God is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers invites
everyone to their Christian Fel-
lowship and Open Mic Night ev-

ery Friday at 7:30 p.m. 786-255-
1509, 786-709-0656.

The Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to their service on
Sunday at 11 a.m. and their
MIA outreach service that pro-
vides free hot meals, dry goods
and clothes. Visit www.faith-
church4you.com or call 305-

0 Running for Jesus Out-
reach Youth Ministries is also
looking for additional praise
dancers, choirs, and soloists to
participate in their Gospel Back
to School Summer Jam Fest on
August 27 at 7:30 p.m. 954-213-

0 Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church has moved but
still holds a Fish Dinner every
Friday and Saturday; a Noon
Day Prayer Service every Sat-
urday; and Introduction Com-
puter Classes every Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Rev. Willie McCrae, 305-770-
7064 or Mother Annie Chapman,

Using internet for socializing can combat loneliness

conitnued from 12B

Eventually, the students will
be taught to use the CogniFit
Personalized Brain Fitness
Program, a web-based pro-
gram-that provides training to
strengthen cognitive skills such
as working memory, eye-hand
coordination, visual perception,

awareness and planning.
But in addition to slowing
the mental deterioration of
aging, the Techno-Savvy Se-
niors programs also hopes to
address some of the emotional
issues of senior citizens.
"A lot of our clients are home
bound, so they do experience a
lot of loneliness and depression
and this is one way to increase

their socialization," said Vianca
H. Stubbs, director of research
and innovation at UHC.
With the ability to use com-
puters and access to the inter-
net, the program encourages
participants to communicate
with family, loved ones and oth-
er companions by using social
networking sites such as Face-
book and.Flickr.

According to Yesenia Chevez,
Techno-Savvy senior project
manager, the program's partic-
ipants are eight percent Black,
88 percent Black and four per-
cent other.
Currently, the program is only
available to UHC clients, but the
agency is looking to expand the
program and accept non-clients
this year, according to Stubbs.

Revivals can reclaim the soul of the neighborhood

continued from 12B

Revivals often have the poten-
tial to reach a large amount of
Minister Mattie Nottage of the
Believers Faith Breakthrough
Ministries in Ft. Lauderdale
hosted a three-day 'No More
Sheets: Breaking the Chains
Revival' in December with
Juanita Bynum at the Miami

Double Tree Hotel that was
filled to capacity.
And while revivals offer the
chance for an individual spiri-
tual awakening, they can also
benefit the greater community -
the churched and unchurched.
According to Sherman Hay-
wood Cox II, the director of
SoulPreaching.com, true reviv-
als have provided the necessary
atmosphere for other move-
ments including abolitionism,

Women's Rights and influenced
the Civil Rights Movement.
"We cannot lose sight of the
need for our inward change to
manifest itself in outward work
for our families, churches, and
communities," he said. "Very
simply, if our revivals are real,
then there should be some
signs; those outside of our com-
munity of faith should recog-
nize the changes."
To help revivals have longer

lasting effects, Haywood rec-
ommends that churches pro-
vide additional activities for,
revival attendants, such as
asking them to commit to one
new project for a church or
community organization, hold
a church ministry fair to in-
form the public of their activi-
ties and recruit volunteers and
even host an "Inheritance Day"
to highlight the church's histo-
ries and founders.

Rev. Jodie explains the right reasons to attend church

continued from 12B

a decade before becoming pas-
tor of the Soul Saving Mission-
ary Baptist Church, Alexander
had already solved the mystery
behind the pulpit.
"It takes total commitment.
Your life doesn't really belong to
you anymore," he said.
The 66-year-old senior pastor
was extremely reluctant to en-
ter the ministry himself. How-
ever, now that he has been lead-
ing the Soul Saving Missionary
Baptist Church for 12 years he
has grown more at ease with his
It's still a lot of work, but la-
boring for his church family
makes it worth it, Alexander ex-
In addition to traditional
ministerial roles, Alexander a
carpenter also helped build
additions on the church includ-
ing walk ways and handicaps

Soul Saving M.B. Church is I
in Miami.
ramps, doors and even the pas-
tor's office.
One of his greatest joys is
teaching and leading youth
"[Children] are so genuine.
They're teachable and they're

trainable," he said.
With an active membership
of approximately 90 members,
over 25 of those are teenagers
or younger. Two Sundays of ev-
ery month are designated Youth
Services, with total responsibil-

ity for managing the day given to
younger members.
To Alexander, the duties are
training them for the respon-
sibilities they will take on as
"If they feel like they can do
something, I'll let them' do it,"
said Alexander, who has been
married for nearly 50 years and
has three children.
A life-long church-goer, Alex-
ander is use to the typical ebb
and flow of membership many
church-goers attend more faith-
fully when they are undergoing
But, "that's the wrong reason
to be going to church," he said.
"The right reason to come is real-
ly because you're in debt to God
for everything that you have."
In return for his service, his
church family is holding Pre-An-
niversary Services for the pastor
with a guest speaker every night,
August 22-26 and culminating
on August 28.

Mrs. Johnson: Overtown was destroyed by integration

continued from 12B

I have faced in my life so they
can have the courage to go on no
matter what."
Mary's only son, Edward Mi-
chael Johnson III, recently held
a festival honoring the life of his
mother and her many accom-
plishments at the American Le-
gion Hall in Miami. Michael paid
for the entire event which includ-
ed a menu of traditional Baha-
mian cuisine and entertainment
by The Junkanoos. His wife,
Santriness and their daughters,
Brianna and Morghan, provided
helping hands.
"I am pleased that my mother is

still here with us to celebrate life
at its fullest," he said. "She has
survived three heart attacks, two
strokes, three seizures and brain
surgery . in 2010 she was
placed on life support . but
she has gotten a second, third,
fourth and fifth chance at life."
Mrs. Johnson is a retired
teacher who recalls being forced
to leave Northwestern after three
years and be part of the County's
integration program.
"I had two choices: go to Nor-
land or Palmetto; both were
white schools and I didn't want
to go to either," she said. "I was
the [Black] English teacher with
the master's degree and after
choosing Norland, they put me in

a room downstairs near the front
of the school so people could
see there was a Black teacher.
The other Black taught physi-
cal education but she eventually
turned on me. The police often
put tickets on my car that said
'teach nigger teach.' It was terri-
ble. As the ethnic make-up of the
students began to change from
White to Black, I had to adjust,
although I was afraid I wouldn't
know how to handle them. But
I learned that I could handle
that and anything else. I retired
from Norland in 1995."
Mary says she is proud to
have been an active member
of her Overtown community of
llth Terrace. "Overtown was ev-

erything to us and was a place
where many Blacks found suc-
cess, but integration and the
highway destroyed all of that,"
she lamented. Many of her long-
time friends came to help her
celebrate including: Daughters
of the King, various church
members including those from
The Church of The Incarnation,
Booker T. Washington Class of
'55, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
and The Goodwill Ambassadors
[a group she founded] at St. Pe-
ters African Orthodox Church.
Relatives came from near and
far including Rev. Dennis Mitch-
ell, a nephew from Nebraska,
who gave the invocation during
the celebration.

After shock of sex scandal

continued from 13B

know, as I said earlier, I am not
a perfect man, but this thing
I'm gon' fight," Long said.
"And I want you to know one
other thing: I feel like David
against Goliath, but I got five
rocks and I haven't thrown
one yet," he said, dropping his
microphone with an audible
An anti-gay preacher, Long

led a march of thousands
through the city of Atlanta to
protest, among other things,
gay marriage.
The sex scandal rocked many
in the Black church, where ho-
mophobia is considered to be
rampant. Julian Bond, former
NAACP chair and Georgia law-
maker, told the GA Voice that
if the allegations were true
against Long, "It's going to be a
victory for gay rights in Black
America. A sad victory."

Youth optimistic amid slump

continued from 13B

Spain by King Juan Carlos I,
who made reference to the
economic difficulties that
have sparked protests over
the cost of the Pope's visit to
Spanish taxpayers.
"All of those who have come
to Madrid await your teach-
ings of peace, charity and

justice to shape their lives,
successfully face today's
challenges and build a better
society," the King said.
"These are not easy times
for young people, so often
frustrated by the lack of per-
sonal horizons and jobs at
the same time as they rebel
against the grave problems
that burden humanity and
today's world."

Honoring stylish worshippers

continued from 12B

While the fashion show al-
lowed anyone with a desire and
wardrobe to strut their stuff,
the event also provided an op-
portunity to showcase fashion
role models.
"Back in the day, women and
men were very particular about
what they wear and we basical-
ly we want to show the young
people what is decent and what
is not to wear in the church,"
said Albertha Cooper, the presi-
dent of the Ushers Ministry.
Reverend Rudolph Daniels,
the senior pastor of Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church,
agrees that certain outfits are
appropriate for situation, yet he
stressed that churches should
open their doors for everyone
regardless of their style of dress.

The 81-year-old pastor has
led the more than a century old
Coconut Grove Church for near-
ly 30 years.
"I don't think in 28 years I've
ever jumped on someone for
their style of dress," said Dan-
iels. "Christ wasn't looking at
clothes but at the soul of a per-
This year's judges Kendrick G.
Whittle, Margaret Nee, William
Lee and Eddrest Young graded
contestants based on categories
such as poise, grooming, and
This year contestants that
were judged to be among the
top three models were given gift
cards with first place providing
a $50 Macy's gift card.
The event was mc'd by Dwy-
ane Terry and featured perfor-
mances by gospel tapper Harry
Gathers a.k.a. Ammo.

Women's Day celebration at Metropolitan

The Metropolitan family in-
vites you to their annual Wom-
en's Day Celebration on Sun-
day, August 28th. At 7 a.m.
Minister Audrey Sears takes
us to the mountain top from
the theme "Christian women
holding the whole armor of
God against spiritual warfare."

Then, at 11 a.m. well go sail-
ing on a cloud with Prophet-
ess Sabrina James leading the
Come!ll Be prepared for a day
of spiritual excitement.
The church is located at
1778 NW 69 St., Rev. Kyle Gib-
son is the pastor.

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Gay gospel artist Tonex

finds new career identity

Former Christian singer seeks fame in secular music

By Kaila Heard

Sometimes artists have to give them-
selves total makeovers in order to sus-
tain their careers. Whether it's because
they gained weight or simply have got-
ten older, musicians from Tina Turner
to Janet Jackson, have found that a
new look and sound can miraculously
revive a drifting career.
Anthony VWilliams, the gospel artist
formerly known as Tonex, hopes the
same formula will prove successful for
Known for his seductive Christian pop
vocals that won him legions of fans and

prestigious awards, Williams became
one of the first openly gay Christian
music artists when he openly admitted
his sexual orientation in an interview in
Since the public revelation, the he re-
leased another gospel album, "Unspo-
ken," but sluggish sales seemed to pro-
vide evidence that his previous fan base
was no longer interested in his music.
The gospel music industry appeared to
be done with Tonex. But Williams was
not done with music.
By changing his name to B. Slade and
switching from gospel to secular music
(his first pop/soul album is titled "Die-
sel"), Williams hopes to prove that there

is always a place for talented individu-
For the record, Williams believes that
B. Slade and Tonex represent two dif-
ferent backgrounds.
"This brand represents the essence of
the Black Sheep, the person who pretty
much has all the odds against him, that
phoenix rising aura about them," said
Williams in an interview with Essence.
Although he is singing secular music,
Williams explained that his spirit has
not changed.
"There will always be a spiritual core
to what I do and you will still feel the
light and that love in my pop and soul
music," he said.

Mt. Zion AME celebrates 145th anniversary

By Timothy J. Gibbons

Politicians and other familiar
faces dotted the packed crowd
in the old historic church
on Beaver Street on Sunday
morning '- well-wishers come
to celebrate the congregation's
145th birthday.
But many in the congrega-
tion were there because that's
where you'll always find them
on a Sunday morning ... the
same way you'd find their par-
ents there and maybe their
grandparents, too.
As the Historic Mount Zion
African Methodist Episcopa-
lian Church turned 145-years-
old, the congregation looked
back at how it had gotten here
arid what the future holds.
"The congregation is well-
knit and we've all been to-
gether and worked together for
years," said Charlotte Stewart,
a church attendee for decades.
She ticks off family involve-

-Photq by Kelly Jordan
Sollie Mitchell (left), 93, a church member for 60 years, exchanges stories about years go'ne
by with fellow church member Ophelia Toston, 86, who has been a member since 1965.

ment: her, her parents, her
husband and her father in-law
- all church officers over the
Of course, things have
changed in many ways over
the years for the church, which
was added to the National Reg-
istry of Historic Places in 1992.
The building is only around
100 years old, built after
the Great Fire destroyed the
1,500-seat frame building that
had housed the church. The
congregation, though, came
together in the aftermath of
the Civil War, becoming the
second African Methodist
Episcopal Church in Jackson-
Over the years, Mount Zion
served as home for the first
Negro Boy Scout organiza-
tion in Jacksonville and was
instrumental in voting educa-
It also hhad to deil withtihe
shrinking population base

downtown, leading the congre-
gation to make a deliberate de-
cision to stay where it is even
as some parishioners moved
outward over the past decades.
"We've faced a lot of chal-
lenges," said Michael Wilson,
a second-generation member
of the church, which he's been
attending for 64 years.
Still, it has kept to its histor-
ic roots, singing the old hymns
and holding on to the tradi-
tions that have sustained it for
so long.
"It's to keep us going," said
Estella Jenkins, the church's
music director. "We don't want
to forget too much."
Despite the church's age,
Wilson said, Historic Mount
Zion hasn't fulfilled its destiny
"Our work will never be
completed," he said' "It's' like
a relay race: One generation
passes'it 6ft to the next ge-

Pint-sized preachers

shine in new movie

How old should

ministers be?

By Stephen Walsh

They preach, the heal the
sick, and they swagger from
the pulpit. But these aren't
your average preachers, they
are children dubbed pint-sized
preachers. The viral internet
phenomenon is transitioning to
TV in a new documentary.
The National Geographic
Channel will air "Pint-Sized
Preachers," a documentary
looking inside the controversial
world of child evangelists and
the families who watch over
The hourlong documentary
tells the stories of three young
boys who have gained notoriety
for their explosive sermons and,
in one case, a self-proclaimed
power to heal the sick with a
single touch.
Will the documentary have
the same cringe-inducing 'effect
on viewers as, say, TLC's "Tod-
dlers and Tiaras"?
That may depend on what

they believe.
Consider four-year-old Kanon
Videos of the boy firing up his
congregation have been a hit on
YouTube But one has to won-
der, is he copying his evangelist
father, or is he actually com-
pelled to preach by the power of
the Holy Spirit?
"With Terry Durham and
Matheus Moraes (the two oth-
er boys featured in "Pint-Sized
Preachers"), they're repeating
what they're reading," executive
producer Stuart Clarke said.
"With Kanon, it's slightly differ-
Tipton's parents have said in
interviews that it's a bit of both:
They admit Kanon does mimic
his father, but they do believe
he's touched by the hand of
Clarke and director Tom Du-
mican, both British, said they
were compelled to work on the
documentary because child
preachers and American-style
fervor over religion do not exist
in the United Kingdom.
"I think our audiences will be
quite jaw-dropped by this phe-
nomenon," Clarke said.

Terry Durham was ordained at age six in the True Gospel
Deliverance Ministry, a nondenominational storefront church
founded by his grandmother in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

National Baptist Convention leads healthy living campaign

By Campbell Robertson

The National Baptist Con-
vention, which represents
some seven million people in
nearly 10,000 churches, is
ramping up a far-reaching
health campaign devised by
Rev. Michael O. Minor of Oak
Hill Baptist in North Missis-
sippi, which aims to have a
"health ambassador" in every
member church by September
2012. The goals of the pro-
gram, the most ambitious of
its kind, will be demanding but
concrete, said the Rev. George
W. Waddles Sr., the president
of the convention's Congress

of Christian Education.
Many pastors tell the same
story: They started worrying
about their own health, but
were motivated to push their
congregations by the cam-
paign that began in Minor's
But the solution is not just
a matter of telling people to
live healthier, said Victor D.
Sutton, director of preven-
tive health for the Mississippi
State Department of Health.
The Delta is one of the poor-
est areas of the country, and
its problems are deep and var-
ied. The church is part of that
whole equation.

"It's not going to be the an-
swer," he said, "but it's going
to be one of the answers."
Minor was born in the Del-
ta but left for Harvard and a
stint selling cars in Boston. He
returned to Memphis and in
the middle 1990s became the
pastor at Oak Hill outside Her-
nando, about an hour south of
When he began preaching
his health gospel right from
the start, he was met not by
outright resistance that
would have been rude but
by a polite disregard. This is
the way people have always
cooked here, church members

said, and they ignored him.
Around 2000, he began en-
listing his ushers and those
from other churches to go after
hesitant pastors with a baldly
practical line of argument.
"Your sick members can't
tithe," he said with a laugh.
At Oak Hill now, as in sever-
al other churches around the
Delta, fried foods are banned.
Greens are boiled with turkey
necks instead of ham hocks.
Sweet tea and soft drinks have
given way to bottled water. A
track was built around the
church for organized walks,
which members say are pretty
well attended.

Muforgo draws crowds with

'Red Carpet' celebration

MuforGo (Music for God) Production celebrated their
one-year anniversary with a special'Red Carpet' Celebra-
tion at the New Birth Enterprise Complex on Friday, Au-
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Ioo much TV may take years off your life

Too much TV may take years off your life

By HealthDay

Spending your days in front
of the television may contribute
to a shortened lifespan, a new
study suggests.
Researchers in Australia
found that people who averaged
six hours a day of TV lived, on
average, nearly five years less
than people who watched no
For every hour of television
watched after age 25, lifespan
fell by 22 minutes, according
to the research led by Dr. J.
Lennert Veerman of the Univer-
sity of Queensland.
But other experts cautioned
that the study did not show
that TV watching caused people
to die sooner, only that there
was an association between
watching lots of TV and a short-
er lifespan.
Though a direct link between
watching TV and a shortened
lifespan is highly provocative,

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Without TV, researchers estimated life expectancy
would be 1.8 years longer and for women, 1.5 years lo

the harms of TV are almost cer-
tainly indirect, said Dr. David L.
Katz, director of the Prevention
Research Center at Yale Univer-
sity School of Medicine.
"As a rule, the more time we
spend watching TV, the more

time we spend eating
lessly in front of the
the less time we spend
physically active," Ka
"More eating and less
activity, in turn, mean
risk for obesity, and the

diseases it tends to anticipate,
notably diabetes, heart disease
and cancer."
Another explanation for the
possible link may be that people
who watch excessive amounts
of TV "are lonely, or isolated,
or depressed, and these condi-
tions, in turn, may be the real
.- .-. causes of premature mortality,"
he added.
The report was published in
the Aug. 15 online edition of
the British Journal of Sports
In the study, researchers
used data on 11,000 people
aged 25 and older from the Aus-
for men tralian Diabetes, Obesity and
Lifestyle Study, which included
nger. survey information about how
g mind- much TV people watched in a
TV, and week. Researchers also used
id being national population and mor-
tz said. tality figures.
physical In 2008, Australian adults
i greater watched a total of 9.8 bil-
chronic lion hours of TV. People who

watched more than six hours of
TV were in the top one percent
for TV viewing.
The statistics suggest that too
much TV may be as dangerous
as smoking and lack of exercise
in reducing life expectancy, the
researchers said.
For example, smoking can
shorten of life expectancy by
more than four years after the
age of 50. That represents 11'
minutes of life lost for every
cigarette and that's the same
as half an hour of TV watching,
the researchers said.
Without TV, researchers esti-
mated life expectancy for men
would be 1.8 years longer and
for women, 1.5 years longer.
"While we used Australian
data, the effects in other indus-
trialized and developing coun-
tries are likely to be compa-
rable, given the typically large
amounts of time spent watch-
ing TV and similarities in dis-
ease patterns," the researchers

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, associ-
ate chief of cardiology at the
David Geffen School of Medi-
cine at University of California,
Los Angeles, said that "there
is increasing evidence that the
amount of time spent in seden-
tary activity such at TV watch-
ing, distinct from the amount
of time spent in purposeful ex-
ercise, may adversely impact
And although participating in
a regular exercise program can
help, it may not be enough to
offset the risks of spending too
much of the rest of the day --
while at work or at home -- get-
ting no exercise whatsoever.
"Staying active and reducing
time spent sedentary may be
of benefit in reducing the risk
of cardiovascular disease and
may be considered as part of
a comprehensive approach to
improve cardiovascular health,"
Fonarow added.

Blood test detects fetal sex early


By Liz Szabo

-New technology can tell preg-
nant women whether they're
having a boy or girl as early as
seven weeks into a pregnancy -
months earlier than usual, ac-
cording to a study in the Journal
of the American Medical Associa-
While the technology could
help famihes at high risk of hav-
ing a baby with rare genetic dis-
eases, some experts also worry
that couples could misuse the
blood tests in order to abort a fe-
tus based on gender.

The technology works. by detect-
ing "cell-free fetal DNA," or DNA
from the fetus, which floats freely
in a pregnant .woman's blood,
says author Diana Bianchi of the
Tufts University School of Medi-
cine in Boston. Her analysis of 57
studies from peer-reviewed medi-.
cal journals showed that these
blood tests, common in Europe
but not in the USA, can reveal a
fetus' sex only a week or two af-
ter a pregnant woman misses her
period. Women usually learn the
sex through an ultrasound, at 18
to 20-weeks.
If they're having a girl, how-

ever, they can stop worrying, he
says. and avoid further invasive
tests, which can provide a defini-
tive answer about genetic disor-
ders, but also increase the risk
of miscarriage. Women who learn
they're carrying boys would still
need a definitive test, such as an
amniocentesis, to find out if their
fetus is affected.
Bianchi didn't evaluate claims
from mail-order and Internet
companies, and says there's no
way for consumers to know if
their results are reliable. She
notes that one company offering
the kits went out of business af-

ter being hit with lawsuits from
disappointed customers, who
said they got inaccurate results.
The technology raises serious
ethical concerns, says Arthur
Caplan, director of the Center
for Bioethics at the University of
Pennsylvania. Female fetuses are
commonly aborted in India, he
says. A May analysis in The Lan-
cet estimates that between 4.2
million and 12.1 million female
fetuses were "selectively" aborted
in India from 1980 to 2010, a
practice that is noticeably skew-
ing the ratio of boys and girls in
that country.


Self-esteem levels vary by age, race

ByjVlary Elizabeth Dallas

Although Hispanics tend
to have lower self-esteem
than Blacks or whites in
the teen years, by age 30
their self-esteem has in-
creased to the point that
they have higher self-es-
teem than whites, a new
study suggests.
And in both adolescence
and young adulthood,
Blacks have higher self-
esteem than whites. By age
30, whites trailed both His-
panics and Blacks in terms
of self-esteem, according to
the report published on-
line July 4 in the Journal
of Personality and Social

S. Researches at, theJ.Upi-,:
versity of Basel in Swit-
zerland made this finding
))> after analyzing U.S. survey
data of more than 7,000
young adults from 1994
to 2008. The participants
ranged in age from 14 to
iV 30 years. Over the course
of 14 years, the study au-
thors examined how five
personality traits affected
the youth's self-esteem.
In addition, the re-
S searchers also looked at
the participants' sense of
life mastery, risk-taking
tendencies, gender, ethnic-
ity, health and income.
"We tested for factors
that we thought would
have an impact on how

self-esteemr ;fyelops, ,' the
study's lead author, Ruth
Yasemin Erol, said in news
release from the American
Psychological Association.
"Understanding the trajec-
tory of self-esteem is im-
portant to pinpointing and
timing interventions that
could improve people's
The researchers found
that conscientiousness,
emotional stability, a feel-
ing of mastery and being
extraverted are key to pre-
dicting the direction a per-
son's self-esteem will take
as they grow up, and that
income did not affect this
course. These findings,
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Hospice lobbyists fight over Medicare payments

By Kelly Kennedy efforts, and those from Vitas did not tional Hospice and Palliative Care
return calls. M money spent Organization.
For-profit hospice organizations Both companies face a series of A 2005 study in the Journal of
have spent more than $1 million fraud investigations by state and bbyi. Palliative Medicine found that large,
this year lobbying to prevent Medi- federal law enforcement agencies, on 10bbying publicly traded for-profits had prof-
care from reducing payments to try and have paid multiple fines, SEC it margins nine times higher than
to curb the soaring cost of hospice filings show. Wyden's office also did Hospice lobbying costs large non-profits. In 2010, Gentiva
care. not return calls. The bipartisan bill from Jan. 1 to June 30 collected $326.2 million from Medi-
The nation's two largest for-profit has 11 co-sponsors. care for hospice care, compared
hospice companies, Vitas and Genti- Meanwhile, the trade groups rep- Company or group with $68.8 million in 2009, accord-
va, have together spent $1,188,100 resenting hospice companies have ing to SEC filings. That's in large
on lobbying this year, records show. formed the Hospice Action Net- Gentiva part because it has been buying
Their top priority is a bill by Sen. work, which has enlisted at least smaller hospices.
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would re- four lobbying firms to promote the '7l Vitas has also been growing: In
quire the Centers for Medicare and Wyden bill. The network has spent 2008, its revenues were $808.4 mil-
Medicaid Services, which runs the $607,476 this year. Vitas lion, and in 2010, $925.8 million.
Medicare program, to test a new The Hospice Action Network has It projects an annual increase in
payment system for two years. That also distributed materials to court 1390o000 admissions of between five percent
program wouldn't start until Oc- members of Congress, including a and seven percent.
tober 2013, the bill states, which sample letter from a hospice patient Last year's health care law in-
would delay any changes in pay- criticizing other health care inter- Hospice Action Network1 cludes a change in the payment sys-
ments for at least four years. ests for hiring lobbyists. The letter tem, but that has not happened yet.
In the first half of 2011, Vitas paid asks why Congress targets hos- 'I7 I I "I'm confused as to why they're
$390,000 to Washington lobbyists, pice programs for.waste, fraud and putting it off when there seems to
according to lobbying reports. The abuse: "Could it perhaps be because be an abundance of reports show-
company receives 90 percent of its these programs lack the millions of 1- Includes for-profit and non-profit hospice ing the perverse incentive created
revenue from Medicare and Med- dollars that lobbyists are spending organizations. by the current system," said Josh
icaid, according to its filings with daily to protect big corporate prof- Source: Office of the Clerk U.S. House of Perry, a hospice finance expert and
the Securities and Exchange Com- its?" Representatives professor of business and ethics
mission. The document shows they The change in billing rules comes at Indiana University. "But clearly,

are lobbying because "Medicare and
Medicaid programs are increasing
pressure to control health care costs
and to decrease or limit increases in
reimbursement rates."
Gentiva spent $798,100 in the
same time period on lobbying, say-
ing Wyden's bill is its top legislative
Gentiva officials declined to com-
ment when asked about its lobbying

in response to complaints that
for-profit hospice agencies "cher-
ry-pick" patients who will require
less-expensive care, such as for
Alzheimer's 'or neurological disor-
ders, rather than cancer patients,
but then receive the same flat rate
of $143 a day as do non-profit hos-
pices that tend to take on more-ex-
pensive patients. Medicare spend-
ing on hospice rose 70 percent from

By Julie Snider
2005 through 2009 to $4.31 billion,
Medicare records show. In 2009, 56
percent hospices were for-profit, up
from 13 percent in 1992.
"As long as these programs are
taking care of people, there's no rea-
son for them not to take on a cer-
tain population of patients as part
of their business model," said Don
Schumacher, president of the Na-

the major players the Vitases -
would have a motivation to push off
any payment changes for as long as
Schumacher disagrees with this
approach, saying that a soon-to-be-
released study by his organization
of its member hospice organizations
shows that hospice patients have
expensive health events in the mid-
dle of their care.

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Bacteria that contribute to.dental plaque
crave sugar. These bacteria produce plaque acids
that aid in tooth decay by breaking down tooth
Chewing sugarless gum, however, can help
promote a healthier mouth, the American Dental
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sible benefits of chewing sugarless gum:
Chewing helps boost the production of
saliva, which can help wash away acids that can
damage teeth.
Increased saliva includes more calcium and
phosphate, which can help strengthen tooth
Sugarless gum contains sweeteners such
as aspartame, sorbitol or mannitol that don't
contribute to cavities.


Wearing properly-fitted athletic shoes can
keep your feet comfy during a workout and help
reduce the risk of injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons offers these suggestions for choosing
athletic shoes:
Shop for shoes when your feet are their
largest either at the end of the day or after a.
Try on shoes with the same type of sock that
you'll wear when you exercise.
Make sure you can easily wiggle your toes,
and that the shoes are comfortable when you try
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Run or walk several steps in the shoes to
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Properly lace shoes when you try them on.
Make sure the shoes firmly grip your heels
and don't slip off when you're walking or
Choose a sports-specific shoe if you
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The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) encour-
ages coaches, athletes, and those
exercising outside in hot weather to
know the warning signs for heat-
related illness and take action when
"Any athlete dying from heat is a trag-
edy that can be prevented," said CDC's
S rRobin Ikeda, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy
S Director for Noncommunicable
Diseases, Injury and Environmental
Health. "Coaches, parents, teachers,
and athletes should educate themselves
on how to recognize and prevent heat-related
CDC estimates that, each year, there are almost
6,000 emergency department visits for sports and
recreation heat.illnesses. CDC says the most com-
mon activities leading to the hospital visits are
football, and exercises such as walking, jogging,
running, and calisthenics. People who exercise
in extreme heat are more likely to become dehy-
drated and get heat-related illness.
Extremely hot weather can cause illness or
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are preventable.
Here are some ways to act against heat-
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Sment if you feel faint or weak.
SLimit outdoor activity, especially mid-
day when the sun is hottest.
M Please turn to ATHLETES 18B

Children's HIV drugs may

cause high cholesterol

Blacks under age 50 face
higher risks of dying while on
kidney dialysis than their white
counterparts, said a U.S. study
published recently that contra-
dicts previous research on the
Researchers at Johns Hop-
kins University described their
findings as "surprising," and
suggested that doctors should
advise young Blacks differently
than whites about the risks of

undergoing the blood-filtering
The study in the Journal of
the American Medical Associa-
tion examined 1.3 million pa-
tients with end-stage kidney
disease and showed that Blacks
age 18-30 were twice as likely to
die as their white counterparts.
Blacks age 31-40 were at
about 1.5 times higher risk of
dying than whites.
"As a medical community, we

have been advising young Black
patients of treatment options
for kidney failure based on the.
notion that they do better on di-
alysis than their white counter-
parts," said lead author Dorry
Segev of Johns Hopkins.
"This new study shows that,
actually, young Blacks have a
substantially higher risk of dy-
ing on dialysis, and we should
instead be counseling them
Please trn to DIALYSIS 18B

Levels dropped to
normal in about
one-third percent
Children with HIV who re-
ceive antiretroviral treatments
have persistently high choles-
terol and other blood fat (lipid)
levels, and would benefit from
guidelines aimed at reducing
their long-term heart risks,
researchers say.
"Formal guidelines are the
first crucial step ih minimiz-
ing cardiovascular disease
complications and maximizing
quality of life in this vulner-
able population," the authors
of an editorial said in a jour-
nal news release. The most
effective strategy probably
consists of a "lipid-friendly"
drug regimen meaning
medications that don't af-
fect blood fats along with
lifestyle changes, such as diet
and exercise, they said.
The editorial accompanies
two studies in the Aug. 15 is-

sue that examined blood fats
in children treated for HIV.
In one study, led by De-
nise L. Jacobson of Harvard
School of Public Health, the
researchers followed 240 HIV-
infected children with high
cholesterol for two years. Dur-
ing this time, the children had
persistently high lipid levels.
Cholesterol levels dropped to
normal in only about one-
third of the children.

Cholesterol levels were more
likely to decline when changes
were made to their antiretro-
viral treatment, the research-
ers found. In most cases,
medication changes were
related to the HIV, not lipid
levels. Only 15 of the children
were given drugs specifically
to nranage their cholesterol.
In a separate study, re-
searchers at the Imperial
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S--. -, j, :. Levels of self-esteem differs

Recently. the Miami Central Senior High
School Class of 1976 held their 35th re-
union at the Newport Beach Hotel and Re-
sort on Sunny Isles Beach.
For one weekend in July, the class of 1976
set aside all of today's drama surrounding
the "Home of the Rockets" to return to the
memories of the past as they celebrated
their 35th high school reunion at the New-

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/76 class celebrates reunid
port Beach Hotel and Resort on Sunny Isles mation on the current status ol the school
Beach.- "The reunion was a blast," according to
After 35 years, the reunion had to begin Linda Taylor, a former Central band Rock-
with a Friday night meet and greet. Cur- ette, who is now an administrator with a
rent Central Alumni President William Clark Miami-Dade County social service agency.
greeted the returning classmates. Accord- In 1976, the largest graduating high
ing to Clark, the 76'ers are one of the most school class in Miami-Dade County was that
active classes in the alumni association, and of Miami Central High School, with over 630
he regularly sends members updated infor- students.

Chronic wounds: Patients need special attention when being treated

continued from 18B

director. The patient and the
family are part of the team
as they learn to care for
the wound between visits.
Patient education on wound
prevention is part of the
services offered.

In the case of wound
care, prevention is the best
medicine. People with diabetes
and vascular problems need
to take precautions to prevent
wounds from occurring,
especially on their feet.

Here are some tips on good
foot care:
Wash feet daily with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
Dry carefully and dust feet

Avoid mended socks or those
with seams that can rub and
cause blisters.
Stop smoking. Tobacco
contributes to circulatory

with talcum powder to wick problems.

away moisture.
Inspect feet and toes daily
to check for cuts, bruises,
sores or other changes.
Lose weight. Diabetes plus
excess weight increases your
risk of complications.
Wear thick, soft socks.

Cut toenails straight
across, file (only) 'at the
Exercise to improve your
Be properly measured and
fitted every time you buy new
shoes. New shoes should fit

properly when you buy them.
Don't go barefoot, even in
your own home.
Don't wear high heels,
sandals or shoes with pointy
Pressure ulcers (also called
bed sores) may occur less
often by ensuring that the skin
is kept clean and moisturized.
The patient's position in
bed or on a chair should be
changed frequently, and
caregivers should be careful
to lift rather than slide the
patient. Special mattresses
or supports may be used to
help prevent pressure ulcers
from forming.

Kidney dialysis has serious affect on Blacks under the age of 50

continued from 17B

based on this surprising new
The differences could come
down to economic disparities
-young Blacks are less likely to
have health insurance cover-
age than whites, so they may
get less regular treatment and
may be less able to pay for kid-
ney transplants.
They could also be rooted in
physiological causes such as

hypertension which is more
prevalent in Blacks.
Or fewer Blacks may be re-
ferred for kidney transplants
because of the widely held be-
lief that they do better than
whites on dialysis, said Segev,
who is a transplant surgeon.
Study co-author Lauren
Kucirka, also of Johns Hop-
kins, said: "The next important
step is to try to figure out why
there is such a high relative
risk of death for young Black
patients on dialysis."

As many as 30 previous
studies have shown that Black
patients on dialysis survive
longer than whites, and have a
13-45 percent lower mortality
The JAMA study analyzed
data from more than 1.3 mil-
lion patients and said dispari-
ties turned up when the re-
cords were grouped according
to age, showing a small benefit
for older Blacks on dialysis but
much higher risks for younger

"We have shown that the
commonly cited survival ad-
vantage for Black patients un-
dergoing dialysis applies only
to those older than 50 years of
age," it said.
Most people who undergo di-
alysis are over 65.
In the United States some
500,000 people have end stage
renal disease, which requires
either a kidney transplant or
dialysis several times per week
to remove waste and excess
water from the blood.

continued from 16B

they pointed out, could assist
health professionals in target-
ing treatments.
And, contrary to popular be-
lief, there are no significant
differences in the way men
and women feel about them-
selves during those periods of
development, the investigators

"The converging evidence on
gender similarity in self-esteem
is important because false be-
liefs in gender differences in
self-esteem may carry sub-
stantial costs," said Erol. "For
example, parents, teachers
and counselors may overlook
self-esteem problems in male
adolescents and young men
because of the widespread be-
lief that men have higher self-
esteem than women have."

Athletes and heat-related safety

conitnued from 17B
Schedule workouts and
practices earlier or later in the
day when the temperature is
Pace activity. Start activi-
ties slow and pick up the pace
Drink more water than
usual and don't wait until
you're thirsty to drink more.
Have a workout part-
ner. Monitor each other's con-
Wear loose, lightweight,
light-colored clothing.
Seek medical care immedi-
ately if you or a teammate has
symptoms of heat-related ill-
Coaches can learn more
about how to protect the ath-
letes in their care by taking
CDC's accredited web-based
course on how to recognize,

treat, and prevent heat-related
illness. School nurses and ath-
letic trainers may also find the
course useful for sharing infor-
mation with others who work
with athletes.
CDC has also published a
toolkit to educate readers, es-
pecially caregivers for vulnera-
ble groups such as athletes, as
well as older adults and small
children, about how to recog-
nize warning signs of heat ill-
ness. Materials such as posters
for locker rooms and water bot-
tle labels are targeted for use
with school athletic programs.
More information about heat
illness in high school athletes
can be found at www.cdc.gov/
mmwr/ preview/ mmwrhtml/
For more information on ex-
treme heat and heat safety,
call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-
232-4636) or visit www.cdc.

Drugs for HIV-infected children

continued from 17B
College School of Medicine,
London, compared the effect
of different HIV drugs on 449
HIV-infected children's lipid
levels. They found all of the
drugs caused a surge in cho-
lesterol. The class of HIV drugs
known as protease inhibitors,
in particular, triggered the big-
gest increase.
Within five years, 10 percent

of children developed low-den-
sity lipoprotein -("bad") cho-
lesterol levels above the 95th
percentile. But based on those
numbers, only three patients
needed to take cholesterol med-
Because HIV-infected chil-
dren are likely to live well into
adulthood, the researchers
said treatment strategies need
to be developed that will pro-
tect them against heart disease
later in life.

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Sherman White, star caught in scandal, dies at 82

By Richard Goldstein

Sherman White, an all-Ameri-
can forward at Long Island Uni-
versity of Brooklyn (LIU) whose
prospects for a brilliant NBA
career with the Knicks were
shattered by his involvement in
the 1951 point-shaving scandal
that shook college basketball,
died Aug. 4 at his home in Pis-
cataway, N.J. He was 82.
The cause was congestive
heart failure, his wife, Ellen,
In the winter of '51, his senior
season at LIU, White emerged as
perhaps the finest player in col-
lege basketball. He was adept at
rebounding, jumping, handling
the ball and running the court.
The Knicks were expected to
select White in the NBA. draft,
and he was told by his coach,
Clair Bee, that they were going
to offer a lucrative contract.
But only days after The Sport-
ing News named him college
player of the year, White and
several LIU teammates were
arrested in February 1951 on
charges of accepting bribes

Friends and family greet Sherman White as he arriv
MacKay Park for the dedication of the park's basket
courts in his honor last year in Englewood.

from a professional gambler.
He was sentenced to a year
in jail in November 1951 on his
guilty plea to a misdemeanor
conspiracy charge and served
nearly nine months. Together
with the other players in the
scandal, he was barred from
the NBA.
"It wasn't the money, it was
peer pressure," White told The
New York Times in 1984. "I was
White said: "I used to think
about what I missed not play-
ing in the N.B.A., but not much
now. It took some time for the

bitterness to go away, bu
realize there are other val
life besides basketball."

Sherman White was born on
Dec. 16, 1928, in Philadelphia
but grew up in Englewood, N.J.,
where he starred for an unbeat-
en Dwight Morrow High School
team in 1947.
In addition to his wife, White
is survived by his daughter,
Marcell White-Arcudi, from his
marriage to his first wife, Doris,
which ended in divorce; three
stepchildren, Laurie Badami,
Shelley Lane and Wilbert Lane;
a brother, Robert; and a sister,

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies

By Steve Jones

Nick Ashford, who along with
wife Valerie Simpson helped
set the gold standard for R&B
duets, both as songwriters and
performers, died of throat can-
cer Monday in a New York hos-
pital. He was 69.
Nick Ashford, who wrote
many Motown classics with his
wife Valerie Simpson, died Mon-
day. He was 69.
Ashford & Simpson you
can't think of one without the
ether penned and produced
almost all of the '60s hits for
Motown's Marvin Gaye and
Tammi Terrell, including Ain't

No Mountain High
Enough, You're All I
Need to Get By, Ain't
Nothing Like the Real
Thing and Your Pre-
cious Love. They also
wrote hits for Chuck
Jackson, The Shirelles,
Maxine Brown and the
Fifth Dimension.
Ray Charles' 1966 No. 1
R&B hit Let's Go Get Stoned
was their breakthrough re-
cord. They would later write
and produce Diana Ross' big-
gest solo hits, including her sig-
nature Reach Out and Touch
(Somebody's Hand). They also
wrote Chaka Khan's I'm Every

Woman, which was lat-
er recorded by Whitney
Though they had ini-
tially performed togeth-
er in 1964 as Valerie &
Nick, after meeting a
year earlier at Harlem's
White Rock Baptist
Church, they didn't fully break
out as R&B stars until the
late '70s and '80s with songs
like Don't Cost You Nothing, It
Seems to Hang On, Found A
Cure, Street Corner and Solid.
They generated excitement on-
stage with the tall, leonine Ash-
ford trading harmonies with the
sultry Simpson.

Rebecca Davis.
White played basketball in
the semipro Eastern League
and worked in sales for a New
Jersey liquor distributor, but he
focused as well on coaching and
mentoring inner-city young-
sters. He did volunteer work
With a community development
-i center in Orange, N.J., and, as
:" -n--'- he related it to Charley Rosen
es at for his book "Scandals of '51"
etball (1978), "I11 tell a kid about my
involvement in the scandals if I
think it will do him any good."
.t you The basketball courts at
ues in Mackay Park in Englewood
were named for White in 2010.

Reverend Alphonso
Jackson Sr.

Rock of Ages

fall revival
Rock of Ages M.B. Church,
2722 NW 55 St., fall revival will
convene August 31 through
September 2nd. Service night-
ly at 7:30 p.m. Moderator, Al-
phonso Jackson of Second Bap-
tist Church, Richmond Heights,
All in attendance may dress
down for services. Rev. Johnny
White, Jr., is the pastor.

"Precious Memories,

Oh How They Linger"

Special thanks to my fam-
ily, church, family and friends
that attended my birthday/
anniversary celebrationI
I will forever have everlasting
memories of the fellowship,
gifts, cards, sweet sentiments
and oratorical expressions as
A very memorable "Thanks
and Gratitude" to a surprise
guest and escort from Gaines-
ville, FL; Leon Young, who also
rendered gospel inspirational
songs. One of my favorite, .'
"When the Gates swing open."
Lil Rev. was also on hand as
MC and sang a song from his
Thanks to all of you, Charlye
R. Brazzell. Charlye R. Brazzell

Pastoral anniversary at Soul Saving

Our 12th pastoral anniver-
sary for Pastor Jodie and First
Lady Arpie Alexander began
August 22 through 26 nightly
at 7:30 p.m. at Soul Saving
Church, 2170 NW 76 St.
On Monday night was St.
Mark Church, Tuesday was
New Bethany, Rev. Hicks,
Wednesday Milrock and Rev.
Jackson, Thursday Emmanuel,
Rev. Carpenter and Friday Jor-
dan Grove, Rev. Cook.
Our Sunday services 11 a.m.
and 3 p.m. will be held at Great-
er Holy Cross M.B. Church,
1555 NW 93 Terr.
Our 11 a.m. visiting church
will be here from Madison,
Florida, New Shiloh Baptist
Church, Rev. Marcus Hawkins
will be in charge of the service.
Our pastoral anniversary
will climax at 3 p.m. with Rev.

Reverend Jodie Alexander
Micheal Roan and Dayspring
We are inviting you to wor-
ship with us as we celebrate
our pastoral anniversary.

Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street
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Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street
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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

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

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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

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

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93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

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3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
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Evening Worship 6 p.m.
SWednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street

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

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Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
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St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Hadley Davis
LOUISE JONES, 74, house-
keeper supervi-
sor, died August
18 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Antioch Mis-
sionary Baptist

JOSEPH WILSON, 70, retired
bus driver, died
August 17 at
Jackson Me-
morial Hospi-
tal. Services 10 I
a.m., Saturday
at First Baptist
of Bunche Park.

metologist, died
August 16 at
Jackson North '-
Hospital. Ser-
vices 2 p.m., .
Saturday in the

84, janitor, died
July 26 at North
Shore Hospital.
Services were

ROSCO O'NEAL, 81, truck driv-
er, died August
15 at Jackson
North Hospital. -
Services were ""

August 13. Ser-
vices were held. ,.*,

sales represen-
tative, died Au-
gust 22. Service
10 a.m., Satur-
day at New Shi- '
loh Missionary
Baptist Church.

101, died Au- i- -
gust 21. Ar-
rangements are -A .

Roberts Poitier Richardson Happy Birthday QR codes everywhere -

died August 19
at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital.
are incomplete.

cashier, died
August 21 at
University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at The
House of God
Miracle Temple.

ALFRED CURTIS, 73, cab driver,
died August 15
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 11a.m.,
Saturday at
New Hope Mis-
sionary Baptist

EMILIA PAUL, 94, laborer, died
August 22 at
North Shore
Medical Center
VITAS. Private
services were .

Wright and Young
MILTON SMITH, SR., 70, re-
tired service at-
tendant, died
August 11 at
Hialeah Hos-
pital. Survivors
are wife, Annie
Smith; three
daughters, Tun-
ja Clayton, Elea-
nor Taylor and Yolanda Bellinger;
one son, Milton Jr., and a host of
other family and friends. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
M.B. Church.

retired carpen-
ter, died August
21 at Aventura
Hospital. Sur-
vivors are wife,
Daisy Hessell;
daughter, Ale-
sia Hessell La-
mar; son, Calvin
Hessell, Jr. (Bridget); grandson,
La'Darius Lamar; granddaughter,
Kayla Hessell; sisters, Gladys Van-
Dyke and Linda Upshaw; brothers,
Carlvin and Larry Hessell and a
host of relatives and friends. View-
ing 5 8 p.m., Friday at Crooms
Temple Church of God in Christ.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
Crooms Temple Church of God in


40, died August ,,
Carey Royal Ram'n 19. Service 1

SR., 94, died lo.,
August 19. Sur-
vivors are chil-
dren, Delores ,
C. Miller, Lula C.
Greaves, Solo-
mon Campbell,
Jr., Patricia C.
Cole, Willie D.
Campbell and a host of relatives
and friends. Service 5 p.m., Friday
in the chapel.

KIM T. MALLOY, 49, homemak-
er, died August
20 at Jackson
North. Memo-
rial celebration,
6 p.m. Wednes-
day at Jollivette
Senior Plaza.
Survived by her
two daughters,
Yaskeika Woods and Vanessa
Yearby; one son, Errol Woods, and
four grandchildren. Your memories
will live on in our hearts. We miss

Nakia Ingral


August 21 at home. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Koinonia Wor-
ship Center.

p.m., Saturduay
in the chapel. kil

45, house wife
died August
17 at Jackson
Ho s p i t a l.
are incomplete.


McPHEE, 60, --
school teacher, '
died August 17
at Jackson
Memorial I
Hospital .
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
Friendship M.B.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In loving memory of,

08/30/55 10/15/08

We do not need a Special
Day to bring you to our minds.
The days we do not think of
you are very hard to find.
Our hearts still ache with
sadness and secret tears still
flow. What it meant to lose
you, no one will ever know.
There will always be heart-
ache, and often a silent tear,
but always, there will be a
precious memory of the days
when you were here.
To live in the hearts of those
who love you, is to live forever.
We love and miss you very
Your loving mother, father,
sisters, brothers, nephews.
and a host of grandnieces.

In Memoriam

aka "Kev"

It has been three years you
have departed this world, but
you are greatly missed.
Your eternal love, Shoney
and family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

August 25, 1941

We think of you always, but
especially today.
You will never be forgotten,
although you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in His keeping;
we have you in our hearts.
We love you, the family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,
3- --- I

73, retired
freight loader,
died August
17. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Christ
C h u r c h
Coconut Grove.

BAPTISTE, 74, business owner,
died August 20. Service 10:30
a.m., Saturday in the chapel.

tired state in-
vestigator, died

North Carolina.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at St.
James A.M.E.

01/04/1939 08/20/2010

One year has gone by since
you left. We miss you.
Love Margaret and family.

Place your

12/31/20 08/22/01

It has been 10 years since
you slipped away from us,
And we still miss you.
Thank you for the precious
memories that you left us.
Your loving children and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

even on grave markers

New applicationsfor the technology pop

up almost daily
By Laura Ruane

When Edouard Garneau died-last
August, his wife of 53 years ordered
a bench-style tombstone.
"I go and talk with him," said Faye
Garneau, who admits she isn't so
sure she likes that her own name is
already inscribed there, too.
That wasn't all: Several months
later, the monument maker added
a high-tech innovation a small,
square image known as a quick re-
sponse or QR code, affixed alongside
the big letters spelling out Garneau.
The monument maker a friend
- was working on the code before
Garneau died of cancer at age 78.
People scanning the code with
their smartphones are taken to a
website that includes Garneau's
obituary and a photo gallery high-
lighting the Seattle-area business-
man. They learn he was a collision
auto body repair expert, a world
traveler and a loving uncle. In the
future, more photos and stories from
family and friends can be added.
When scanned with a smart
phone's QR reader, code on Ed Gar-
neau's tombstone takes users to a
web site memorializing him in words
and pictures.
The Seattle-based tombstone
company is one of many new adopt-
ers of quick response or QR codes
that also includes, a Florida nature
trail and a T-shirt maker.
New uses for the technology are
popping up almost daily, said Shane
Greenstein, a professor at North-
western University in Evanston,
Ill., who studies IT markets. That's
because "the bugs are worked out"
from the code, which was created
in Japan in the early 1990s, Green-
stein said, adding that "there's no
licensing fee; there are no restric-
tions. Users are free to think cre-
atively." And, they are.

In Seattle, Quiring Monuments
has made code-adorned "living
headstones" for about two months.
It has sold about 30 so far, Gener-
al Manager Jon Reece said, adding
he's gotten "tons" of inquiries, often
from people still very much alive:
"They say, 'I want my story to be told
the way I want it to be told.'"
Quiring Monuments offers the QR
code, website and website hosting
free to people buying new monu-
ments from the company, Reece
said, noting the company will add
it to existing grave markers for $65.
On Sanibel Island, Fla., the J.N.
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge unveiled QR code signs
last month along Wildlife Drive, on
which nearly 800,000 visitors a year
travel by car, foot or bicycle.
"It was nice and easy," said
13-year-old Tom Garvey of Del-
ran, N.J., who put his iPhone an

eighth-grade graduation gift to
use on the trail. The refuge's iNa-
ture Trail sports 10 signs, each with
two QR codes one that pulls up
videos and educational websites for
adults, and another that's tailored
to children.
"We wanted to find that niche to
get kids outdoors and excited about
nature," said refuge ranger Toni
Westland. The videos feature snip-
pets about ospreys, alligators and
other creatures living along the
mangrove forest-dotted estuaries of
the 6,400-acre refuge.
Newspapers, including USA TO-
DAY, use the codes to direct readers
to such items as videos and photos.

Examples elsewhere include:
*Boulder, Colo., acoustic rock
band SoundRabbit sells or hands
out T-shirts with codes that take
smartphones to free music down-
loads, said Chris Anton, band mem-
ber, shirt creator and website design
company co-owner.
Lafayette, N.J.-based Fuzzy Na-
tion, a designer and wholesaler of
gifts for dog lovers, for the first time
is putting QR codes on hangtags on
its products sold at Macy's depart-
ment stores nationwide, said Fuzzy
Nation owner Jennifer Liu. The
scanned code helps people enter a
contest that began July 11. The con-
test promotes pet adoption and will
earn one shelter a $10,000 stipend.
Organizers of the Chevrolet Fire-
ball Run Adventurally, from Sept.
23 through Oct. 1, say it will be the
first national motoring event to use
QR codes. For this year's multistate
run though the South, competition
cars will sport decals with codes.
And, driving teams will distribute
missing-child posters with codes.
The scanned codes aid people with
crucial information to share with
the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children, said J. Sanchez,
event executive producer.
Kansas City, Mo.-based mobile
tech marketing firm Kickanotch
sends code-imprinted frosted gra-
ham crackers to new clients as a
"thank you" and to take them to a
website offering more ideas ior the
codes, CEO Andy Lynn said.
Trinity Baptist Church in Lake
Charles, La., is using QR codes in
its bulletins and posters to encour-
age sign-ups for special family and
youth programs, said Steven Haney,
church media director.
Real estate sales agent Marilyn
Boudreaux did a double take when
spying a code for the first time in the
church's bulletin: "I was like, wow -
we are with the times."
Her discovery occurred shortly af-
ter the worship service began. That
made the QR code a temptation,
Boudreaux said: "I wanted to pull
out my phone, and scan it."

It has been one year since
you departed. We think of you
always, so you will never be
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in His keeping;
we have you in our hearts.
Loving and missing you al-
ways, your wife, Desi and the
Carter family.








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pays tribute to



Multi-talented vocalist hits Miami
with family affair tour

By D. Kevin McNeir
Despite the dominance today
of hip-hop and rap in the mu-
sic industry, there are still a
few entertainers whose voices
are instruments themselves
and who perform without the
need for a lot of computerized
programs and artificial embel-
lishments to make them "sound
good." These vintage entertain-
ers are known for writing and
singing hit songs that still fo-
cus on things like romance, re-
lationships and falling in love.
Brian McKnight, who was in
Miami last Friday in concert at
the Fillmore, is such an enter-
tainer. And he says that R&B is
still alive and kicking.
"Audiences still want it but
they are underserved because
the hybrid of hip-hop gets all of
the attention," McKnight said.
"In my travels I see people still
coming out almost as if they
were hungry for the real R&B
performances but it's mostly
ignored by mainstream media.
As a country I think we have
turned away from anything
that is emotional. The fairy tale
is over, little girls don't dream


about falling in love anymore
and the new male singers just
talk about going to the club,
having a drink and then having
meaningless sex. To actually
talk or even dream about love
has become trivialized."
McKnight, 42, was born in
Buffalo and has been singing
professionally since he was 19.
Musical talent clearly runs in
his family as his older broth-
er Claude is a member of the
Grammy Award-winning a-cap-
pella jazz group Take Six. The
multi-award winning McKnight
can do it all he has mastered
nine instruments, starting out
as a songwriter before embark-
ing on a solo career and has
collaborated with some of the
greatest musicians in the busi-
ness, from Mariah Carey and
Vanessa Williams to Nelly, Kirk
Franklin and Mary J. Blige.
"Touring is different than
when I started over a decade
ago; the recession has forced
us to do shows mostly on week-
ends that start on Thursdays,"
he said. "I prefer the one-night
shows and recognize that as
an entertainer you have to be
able to handle a crowd of 300
Please turn to McKNIGHT 2C


By The Associated Press
exploring the connection be-
tween hip-hop and cocaine.
The network will air "Planet
Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop
and the Crack Generation"
next month. It explores the
development of crack cocaine
in the urban community and
features rappers Snoop Dogg,
Cyprus Hill's B-Real and Wu-
Tang Clan members RZA and

The two-hour special will air
September 18 at 10 p.m. It was
executive produced by rapper-
actor Ice-T. He also narrates
the documentary.
VH1 made the announce-
ment last Tuesday.
"Planet Rock" is the latest
documentary by VH1 Rock
Doc, which recently earned an
Emmy nomination for the spe-
cial, "Soul Train: The Hippest
Trip in America."

-Photo credit: Ruby Washington
LYN! The Malian singer
and songwriter Oumou
Sangare performing at the
Prospect Park Bandshell
on Friday evening.



Malian singer

presents message

through music

WestAfrican culture artisically
Expressed By Jon Parole

'N l Regal, righteous and
funky, the Malian singer
and songwriter Oumou
Sangare commanded the stage
of Celebrate Brooklynl on Friday night
at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Wear-
ing a white caftan, a red necklace and a
white headscarf that her movements kept
shaking loose, Sangare praised and ad-
monished: End forced child marriage, share
good fortune, seek wisdom, don't waste your
youth. She was taking on the traditional
West African singer's role as community con-
science while delivering her messages with a
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Kanye/Jay-Z album breaks

iTunes download record

By Edna Gundersen
That's the second-highest week this
year, trailing Lady Gaga's Born This Way
(1.1 million in May). The tally falls short
of each rapper's last opening week for
individual albums. West's My Beauti-
ful Dark Twisted Fantasy opened with
496,000 in November, and Jay-Z's The
Blueprint 3 entered with 476,000 in
Still, the pair broke iTunes' one-week
record with 290,000 downloads, eclips-
ing the 282,000 reached in 2008 by
Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and
All His Friends. Throne's 321,000 total
downloads is the biggest in history for a
rap album and the second-highest week
ever, again behind Born This Way with
Likely aiding that boost was Throne's
exclusive availability at iTunes from Aug.
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curtailing wide availability before Sound- Brisk opening-day sales prompted
Scan's tracking cycle ended Sunday. predictions of a 500,000-plus debut, "but
The smaller window "throws a wrench that pace didn't keep up, and projections
into a traditional debut week," says Keith were scaled back once the physical CD
Caulfield, Billboard's associate director came out," Caulfield says. "First-day sales
of charts. "It's hard to compare this to are misleading, especially if an album is
anything else. There are people who don't available at only one retailer and has a
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A special salute goes out to
Legacy Magazine for identifying
the 25 Most Influential and
Prominent Black Women in
Business for 2011. According
to Martha Day and Nancy
Dawkins, co-founder of South
Florida Professional Black
Women, Inc., as well as Ann
McPhee Moorman, founder of
Broward County organization,
there are more than 25.
Kudos go out to: Dorria
Ball, vice president of Human
Resources, Kraft Foods,
Inc.; Edith Bush, board
member, MLK Coordinating
Committee; Lisa
Campbell, co-founder
and CEO, Accessible
Communication for the
Deaf; Renee Crichton,
Deputy City Manager,
Miami Gardens;
Gabrielle Finley-
Hazle, COO, North
Shore Medical Center;
Christine Franklin, FINLE
president, Cherokee
Enterprises, Inc.; Deborah
Gracia, M.D., Chief Medical
Officer, Borinquen Medical
Center; and Pauline Grant,
CEO, North Broward Medical
Also, Enette Henderson,
agent, State Farm, Miami;
Mami* Hampton-Kisner,
Community Leader,
Tabernacle MBC; Carline
Hyppolite-Oyadiran, M.D.,
Regional Medical director,
North Miami Beach Medical
Center; Marsha Jackman,
president, The Vailon Group;
Rosa Jones, Ph.D., vice
president of Student Affairs,
FIU; Emily McHugh, founder
and CEO, Casauri; Marcia
McPherson, founder and
CEO, Employment Resources,
Inc.; and Tamara Moodie,
Ph.D., principal and executive
director, South Florida Autism


Charter School,
Also, Annie
president and M
CEO, Jessie Trice
Community Health Center;
Upendo Shabazz-Phillips,
Regional vice president,
Allegany Franciscan Ministries;
Joan Levien Robertson,
president and co-founder,
Robertson Forwarding Co.
Inc.; Jane Snell, president and
co-founder, JS-1 Construction
Co.; Andrea Stephenson,
executive director, Treasure
Coast Health Council;
Tifphanie Tucker,
president, Women
Under Construction,
Inc.; Monica Walker,
M.D., Medical director
and proprietor,
CenterpQoit Medical
Services; Renee
Ward, president
-HAZLE and CEO, Miami
Children's Initiative;
and Burnadette Norris-
Weeks, principal, Burnadette
Norris-Weeks, P.A.
Please consider Dr.
Enid C. Pinkney, Jackie
Bell, Day, Moorman and
************** -
Protestant ministers
always name their wives
"First Lady" of the church.
Eloise Washington, First
Lady at Greater St. James FM
MBC, orchestrated The
54th Annual Women's Day,
last Sunday, under the theme:
Christian Women Prayerfully
Celebrating Jesus Christ.
She worked with Jenesta
Fleming, chairperson, and
Margaret Rolle, co-chair, to
complete the program, along
with Susie Cooper, Judith
Vassell, Genise Jones,
Juanita Gittens, Marva


Gordon, Fannie Mosely,
Amanda Cooper and Ashley
The main program included
Marie Broomfield as the
Sunday School Teacher. She
got the entire membership's
attention acquainting the
people with what Jesus said.
She was very informative
and interesting wearing the
Ministry hat. She was followed
by the newly formed praise and
worship choir selected
by yours truly for the
service. They were Ruth
F. Lewis, pianist; Eloise
Washington, Marlette
Ferguson, Evangelist
Annie Allen, and Rev.
Lenny Kemp, a special
Others on the program G
included Roberta
Daniels, president, Booker T.
Washington High Alumni and a
devout member of the church;
Arnetta Anderson, Marva
Gordon, Ernestine Green,
Judith T. Philoctete, Yvonne
Barnes, Anna Hawkins,
Mary Dottle, who sang
"Blessed Assurance," Bishop
D. Williams had the honor of
introducing Keynote speaker,
Mrs. Jinne Cooper, first lady
of St. Mark MBC.
Minister Cooper emulated
her husband as
a twin when she
spoke on "What
*. -s God Can Do For
.. Y"ou."' Remarks
j came from both
S Dr. Washington'
land the First Lady
ANKLIN Special guests
were Stephanie
Wallace, David Laverty,
Herbert Miller, Jose
Delvilla and family, James
Webb and wife, Nathaniel
Strong, LaRonda and
Kenneth Johnson, Fedoria
A. .Washington, Willie
Washington, Jr., and son, B.
***********Overtown was the place
.Overtown was the place

when we left our homes for
nightclubs, such as The
Harlem Square, Night Beat, Sir
John, Mary Elizabeth Lounge.
It is now becoming more of
"Midtown" with investors
buying up all of the properties
and we may be left out of the
new mix.
Jackie Bell is trying to do
something about it from her
Culmer's office by establishing
"First Friday" in the months
for the past year.
She has engaged
vendors who sell
Costume jewelry, baby
-* clothes, adult clothes,
entertainments from
various DJ's, Psi Phi
Band, The Singing
Angels and given
BBS plaques to select
seniors that have
done so much to revitalize
Overtown. Bell has provided a
tent, tables and chairs to the
vendors free of charge.
Each First Friday, the
Junkanoos march from Third
Avenue to the plaza followed
by a group of dancers and set
the stage for the Miami
Gardens Steppers
that thrill the crowd
with their unique Line
Dancing and other
surprise singers. Now,
it's up to you to come
out to First Friday in
September to help keep
the program moving. NORRI
Congratulations go
out to Maevis Kerr, president,
Bahamian American
Federation; The Honorable
Rhonda M. Jackson, Consul
General; James Moss,
president emeritus; Alva
McCloud, scholarship chair;
Elizabeth Diaza-Lewis and
membership for the successful
Annual Scholarship Banquet.
The program included
Lozina McCartney-Gunter,
welcome, Brothers-2-
Brothers Expressions;
Moss, saxophone solo;
Daejah Walker, motivational


dance; presentation of the
Educational Committee and
scholarship sponsors, such as
Cherie Footes presenting the
Professional Christian Women;
Alva McLeod presenting
Richard J. Strachan, Dr.
Mark Bridges and Moss
presenting Dr. Gershwin
Blyden, Diaza-Lewis
presenting Gaines Insurance
Co. and Tia Saunders, vocal
Diaza-Lewis continue
with the introduction
of Consular General
Jackson who embraced
the organization and
encourage the members
to visit Nassau more
than once a year.
President Kerr was
called upon to give
remarks. They thanked NEA
the committees,
especially, but was
disappointed that a graduate
was not available this year.
Some of those in attendance
were: Robert Romain and
wife, Warren Clarke and
wife, Dr. and Mrs. Gershwin
Blyden, Rev. and Mrs.
Grady Foots, Godfrey
Bastian, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Walker, Janet
Williams, Sherri
Moss, Franklin
Williams, Anzsio
Hudson, Azarria
Hudson, Mildred
-WEEKS Russell, Linda Lewis,
Frank Martin and
wife, Clarence and
Lucille Ealy, James Barr,
III, Timesinesh Walton and
Bessie Clarke.
In addition, Moss
represented the BFA at the
New Neighbors Club held last
Wednesday, at Coral Gables
Country Club. A group of
aristocrat ladies greeted
us along with Bahamian
Tours consisting of Jennifer
Gardiner and Anita Johnson
speaking to the group about
visiting The Bahamas. If you
are interested, call 305-392-

Joining us was Kim
Bankston, musician, and
the son of the late Delores
Bankston. He entertained
throughout the meeting
playing Calypso music.
The Homecoming
Celebration of Erne' Gibbs,
aka "NeNe" saddened the
membership at Ebenezer
UMC, The Mass Choir and the
Choraliers Choir. It happened
unexpectedly and the family
had to facilitate their
efforts under the
guidance of T. Eilene
Martin-Major. The
memorial service was
held at the funeral
home and the final
rites at Ebenezer, on
August 7th and 8th.
SMAN Both affairs were
filled to its capacity.
Erne' was born
to Ernest Gibbs and Ann
McCray in Miami, She and
her siblings moved to Sanford,
FL for a period of time and
returned back to Miami.
Erne's Christian legacy began
-at S.A. Cousin Memorial AME
before joining Ebenezer UMC.
After joining the church, she
began to minister with the
choirs with an-on-pitch-alto.
Her highest esteem came from
performing with the Mass
Choir at the Arsht Performing
Her kmd and gentle
personality traits were passed
on to her children: Jazmine
Savage, Andre Savage, and
Michael Clarke. Even' time
Jazmine performed with
M.A.S.K., her mother was there
encouraging and comforting
her whenever she exhausted
herself feeling the movements
through out her body.
She left so many people
that really loved including
her family, work family from
Sam's Club, and church. It
was evident when everyone
was in unison as they spoke
of-personality, character, and
love for her children.


Happy wedding
anniversary greetings go
out to the following love
birds of the week: Winston
D. and Gloria P. Scavella,
their 31st on August 16;
George W. and Cobboril
Davis, their 58th on August
18; Father Richard and
Mrs. Virla Barry, their 49th
on August 18; Phillip and
Joycelyn F. Crumiel, their
43rd on August 18; Elston
and Lillian E. Davis, their
60th on August .19; Freddie
and Sharon D. Johnson,
their 44th on August 20; and
Ronald and Betty Major,
their 29th on August 22.
Congratulations goes out to
newly-elected, president of
Episcopal Church Women,
Rose Brown, a member of

Holy Family
Get well
wishes goes out to all of
you: Lillian Davis, Mildred
Gillum, Naomi Allen Adams,
Sue Francis, Nathaniel
Gordon, Willie Williams,
Inez McKinney Dean-
Johnson, Ernestine Ross-
Collins, Fredricka Fisher,
Theodore Dean, Mildred
"PI" Ashley, Mary Allen and
Edith Jenkins-Coverson.
Ira Duncan, Jr. and
Shirley Duncan, along with
the Duncan Clan of Ira
Duncan III, Jeffrey Duncan,
.Barbara Duncan, Rose
Duncan, Euthenia Stringer,
her son and daughter, all
enjoyed a seven day cruise

to Cancun, Mexico. Everyone
spoke of having a.fabulous
time and are looking forward
to their next vacation.
Congratulations goes out
to two little darlings who
were in a contest sponsored
by Saint Monica's Chapter
of Episcopal Church women.
Little Miss Skyla Carroll (first
place winner), daughter of
Steven Carroll and Audrey
Strachan and Little Miss
Savaughn Wright (second
place winner), daughter of
Ronald P. Wright, Jr. and
Michelle Flowers. Their
mothers, family members
and guild members worked
very hard for each little lady.
Barbara Burrows is the
Kathleen C. Wright,
who lived in Broward
County and was an advisor
for practicums for Nova
Southeastern University,
who lost her life, now has a

school named in her honor.
The K.C. Wright Leadership
Academy, is located at
2099 W. Prospect Road in
Tamarac. The school opened
last Monday. Kathleen's
children are Ronald Wright,
Sr., Anthony Wright and
Laureatte Wright-Scott are
the founders. The School
Board Administration
Building of Broward
County is also named in
Kathleen's honor. The
Kathleen C. Wright Academy
will serve 200 students in
Kindergarten through 5th
grade. Congratulations to
the family.
Booker T. Washington
was sad to hear the death
of our beloved Business
Administration teacher,
Marian Harris Shannon,
who devoted 40 of her
91 years to teaching her
students at her beloved alma

Brian McKnight's career stands the test of time

continued from 1C

or 7,000. The key is you have.
to entertain the listeners. I
see myself as "an artist and
art should inspire others. A
lot of music today is here to-
day and gone tomorrow. That's
what people seem to want for

the most part. But it's funny
because when I started you
couldn't have rap on your song
if you wanted the radio sta-
tions to play your stuff. Now
you can't get on the radio with-
out it."
McKnight's current tour is a
real family affair, featuring his
brother Claude and two of his

sons, BJ and Niko. The proud
father of four has just released
a new double CD, "Just Me,"
that has 30 live songs and
10 brand new studio pieces.
Watching him on stage and
listening to his new release,
the influence of icons like Ste-
vie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and
Steely Dan is evident.

"Going on the road again has
been something special for me,
not only because my sons are
out here too, but because it's
the first time my brother and
I have sung together since we
were kids. I just keep doing
what I do, writing something
everyday and enjoying making
something out of nothing."

Malian singer sets West African content to dance beat

continued from 1C

modern kick.
Sangare's musical style is
called Wassoulou, from the
Wasulu region of southern
Mali, the home of her moth-
er, who was also a singer. The
songs have modal melodies and
propulsive three-against-two
rhythms; they are built around
skittering patterns plucked on
a kamele ngoni, a six-stringed
hunter's harp. Part of the
rhythm often comes from bowl-
shaped calabash rattles, tossed
in the air by Sangare and her
female backup singer, who was
also a high-kicking dancer.
Sangare was born and raised
in Mali's capital, Bamako, and
beginning with her 1990 debut

album, "Moussoulou," she has
presented herself as a contem-
porary woman: self-reliant, am-
bitious, forthright and sensual.
Most of the set was drawn
from her latest album, "Seya"
(World Circuit/Nonesuch),
which was released in 2009.
But her music has changed
since then. The studio versions
of the songs featured other Afri-
can instruments alongside the
kamele ngoni balafon (ma-
rimba), flutes and fiddle as
well as rock instruments.
Onstage at Celebrate Brook-
lynl the only other African in-
strument was the djembe, a
forceful hand drum, joined by
electric guitar, electric bass and
trap drums (played by Will Cal-
houn from Living. Colour, who
also appeared on the album).

The kamele ngoni was amplified
to a sharp metallic twang. And
with this band songs that grow
meditative in their studio ver-
sions became spikier and more
insistent, to brilliant effect.
Sangare's voice gained a
steely, determined edge, domi-
hating grooves that were built
around her soaring exhor-
tations. As she sang in lan-
guages from Mali, the instru-
ments paused, waiting for the
spaces between her phrases.
Then they darted in to answer
her: with a squiggle of electric
guitar, a fusillade of djembe, a
quick-fingered bass run, a re-
sponse from her backup singer,
as if the bits of the patterns
were constantly chasing one
another around the stage. A
male dancer appeared a few

times, in traditional costumes,
with flailing limbs and explo-
sive moves. Sangare spoke to
the audience mostly in French,
mentioning dire conditions in
Africa misery, famine, war -
but her music struck back. She
was pointing a finger at prob-
lems, suggesting solutions and
generating dance music to for-
tify everyone.
Bassam Saba, a Lebanese
musician who has been based
in New York since 1991 and
who has worked with Paul Si-
mon and Yo-Yo Ma, opened the
concert. He was adept on lutes
- oud and saz, a long-necked
lute with a banjolike bite and
flutes: the Middle Eastern cane
flute called a nay, along with a
European silver flute and an
alto flute.

Remembering R&B singer Aaliyah

continued from 1C

we celebrate her life, her music
and what she meant to so many,"
Stephen Hill, BET's president of

Music Programming and Spe-
cials, said in a statement. "Aa-
liyah was a beautiful angel and
we're so glad that we were able to
assemble her friends and loved
ones for this unique show."



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1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, diced
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
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B Abilities of South Florida
and New Birth Employment
Services Ministry are hosting
a Job Fair and Resource Expo on
Wednesday, August 24 and Thurs-
day, August 25 from 10 a.m.-5
p.m. at 163rd Street Mall, 1205
NE 163rd Street. Bring plenty of
resumes and dress in business at-
tire. For more Information, contact
James Johnson at 305-591-0961
ext. 21 or jjohnson@ourpeople-
work.org or Marietta Freeman at
305-757-2199 ext. 225 or mfree-

B There will be a meeting to dis-
cuss the fate of the Memorial Day
Urban Weekend on August 24 at
5:30 p.m. at the Lowes Hotel, 1601
Collins Avenue. For more informa-
tion, email lindasimmons43@ya-
hoo.com, African American Foun-
dation of Greater Miami.

B The National Coalition of
100 Black Women, Inc., in part-
nership with Miami Gardens Coun-
cilman Andre Williams, is hosting a
free workshop on estate planning
on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m.
at the Betty T. Ferguson Complex,
3000 NW 199th Street in Miami
Gardens. The goal of the workshop
is to provide education about the
basic tools of estate planning, such
as wills, trusts and powers of at-
torney. The guest speaker is local
attorney, Marva Wiley, Esq. from
the Law Offices of Marva L. Wiley,
P.A. For more information, call

B The Office of the State
Attorney is hosting a 'Second
Chance' Sealing and Expungement
Program on Thursday, August 25
from 4-7 p.m. at the Miami Beach
Convention Center, 1901 Conven-
tion Center Drive, Hall D. To avoid
waiting a long period of time in line
you could pre-register at www.mi-
amisao.com or fax a clear copy of
your valid picture ID and phone
number to 305-547-0723, Atten-
tion: Katherine Fernandez Rundle,
State Attorney. For more informa-
tion, call 305-547-0724.

B Miami-Dade County Park
and Recreation Department
and Miami-Dade County Com-
mission for Women celebrate
Women's Equality Day on Friday,
August 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
held at the Roxcy O'Neal Bolt6n
Women's History Gallery at the
Women's Park, 10251 West Flagler
Street. For more information, call

B Top Ladies of Distinc-
tion, Inc. are anxiously prepar-
ing for their first Annual Retreat
at the Doubletree Hotel & Resort
on August 26th-28th. This is a
time for planning -the activities
for the 2011-2012 year. There will
be business Workshops, sister-
hood breakout sessions and many
fun-filled activities. We are ac-
tively reclaiming an inactive 'Top
Lady Each One! Reach One.' The.
weekend will culminate with wor-
ship services at Mt. Tabor Baptist
Church (10:30 a.m.) with our new-
ly-elected President Lady Crystal
Pittman. Let's make this a pretty
in pink weekend! For more infor-
mation, call Lady Cleora Brooks at
305-635-0504 or Lady Daisy Wil-
liams at 305-651-8487.

N Pianist Markus Gottschilch
will headline Jazz at MOCA on Fri-
day, August 26. The free outdoor
concert will be held at 8 p.m. in
front of the Museum of Contem-
porary Art, 770 NE 125th Street in
North Miami: MOCA galleries will
be open by donation that evening
from 7-10 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-893-6211 or visit

N Florida A&M University
(FAMU), celebrating its 11th year,
will host its Annual Grape Harvest
Festival on Saturday, August 27 at
the Viticulture and Small Fruit Re-
search Cehter, located 6505 Mah-
an Drive in Tallahassee. The festi-
val will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the
First Lady Vineyard Run/Walk will
kickoff with registration at 7 a.m.
For more information, contact An-
gela Harper at 850-599-3996.

E The City of Miami Gardens
will host a Lien Amnesty Blowout
event at City Hall, 1515 NW 167th
Ave., Bldg. 5, Suite 200 in Miami
Gardens on Saturday, August 27
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This will be
an opportunity for property own-
ers with liens on their property to
satisfy all liens for just $500.00
per lien with all application fees
waived. For more information or
to schedule an appointment; con-
tact the Code Compliance Division
at 305-622-8000 ext. 2610 or ext.
2614 or contact Maggie Castor by
email at mcastor@miamigardens-

B Chai Community Services,
Inc. in collaboration with A-Betta
Bail Bonds, Inc. will host its annu-
al CCS Career Expo (Job Fair) on
Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-

6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel &
Exhibition Hall, 711 NW 72nd Ave.
For more information, call 786-

EThe Miami Jackson Class of
1976 will meet on Saturday, Au-
gust 27th at 1 p.m. at the Baha-
mian Connection Restaurant Grill,
4400 NW 2nd Avenue. Please bring
your money for the picnic, which is
$20 per person for adults and $10
for children, 12 and under. T-shirts
are $10 (S, M, L, XL) and $12 (lx,
2x, 3x). For more information, or
directions to the restaurant, con-
tact Kevin at 305-319-8790 or Kar-
en at 786-267-4544.

E Playing the Game of Life
(PGL), a turn-key program for
teaching social skills through an
arts-based curriculum, invites the
community to a free back to school
event for children four-12-years-
old on Sunday, August 28 from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. at the PGL Enrichment
Center, 7144 Byron Avenue in Mi-
ami Beach. For more information,
call 305-864-5237 or email info@

E Speaking Hands is having
their Open House on Sunday, Au-
gust 28 from 3-6 p.m. Free admis-
sion. Join us for fun, food, and a
mini sign language concert. Open
for all ages. RSVP recommended
via email at speakhands@aol.com.
The Speaking Hands event will
be held at West Gate Plaza, 127
N. State Road 7 in Plantation, FL

E P.H.I.R.S.T. Impressionz,
a dinner poetry event returns at
Oasis Cafe, 12905 NE 8th Avenue
in North Miami. It will be held on
Sunday, August 28, September
25, October 30, November 27 and
December 18 at 7 p.m. Admis-
sion is $10, which includes perfor-
mance, dinner and drink. Anyone
interested in participating needs
to contact at least one week in ad-
vance. For more information call,

B The Bohemia Room pres-
ents The Acoustics featuring Philly
Soul Diva and Indie Soul icon Jag-
uar Wright on Wednesday, August
31. The doors open at 8 p.m. Ad-
mission is $15. The event will be
held at V Midtown Lounge, 3215
NE 2nd Avenue. For more informa-
tion, visit www.jaguarwright.com
or www.thebohemiaroom.com.

N The Miami-Dade County
Health Department, Special
Immunizations Program will be
providing free Back-to-School im-
munizations to children between
the ages of two months through
18 years of age until August 31.
Parents need to bring their child's
immunization record and a picture
ID. For more information and loca-
tion, call 786-845-0550.

B Summer BreakSpot, part
of the USDA Summer Food Nutri-
tion Program, will be open now
until August 2011 at hundreds of
sites across Miami-Dade County,
providing free nutritious meals --
breakfast, lunch and snack -- all
summer long for kids and teens,
18 and under. To find a Summer
BreakSpot site. near you, visit
www.summerfoodflorida.org or
call 211.

0 The Miami-Dade Public Li-
brary System continues to cel-
ebrate its 40th anniversary with
a flashback to the books, movies
and music of the 1990s! This sum-
mer, the Library System kicked-
off its look back at the 1990s,
which will run through Septem-
ber. Special stories, classic board
games, crafts and more, as well
as '90s trivia contests, book clubs
and quilt making will be held
throughout the month of August.
All events are free and open to the
public. To find an event near you,
visit www.mdpls.org and click on
Calendar of Events or call 305-

B In celebration of Miami-
Dade Public Library System's
40th anniversary and it's 'back-to-
school' celebration, former Miami-
Dade Judge and television Judge
Karen Mill-Francis will visit the
Model City Branch, 2211 NW 54th
Street, for a special book reading
on Friday, September 2 at 1 p.m.
For more information, call 305-'

B The African-American Re-
search Library and Cultural
Center will be hosting a free em-
powerment workshop on Satur-
day, September 3 from 11 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. (pre-register by August
26 for "Grant Writing"). For more
information and/or to register for
these workshops, contact Norman
Powell at 954-624-5213 or email

B Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. is sponsoring
a scholarship fund raising bus trip
to Orlando for the MEAC/SWAC:
Bethune Cookman vs. Prarie View
A&M on Saturday, September 4
at 5 a.m. Ticket price (game and
events included) is $85. For more
information, contact Elestine Allen
at 305-696-4604 or Lebbie Lee at

* The Booker T. Washington

'62 Alumni Class is on summer
break and will resume meetings
starting the first Saturday in Sep-
tember (September 4th) at the
African Heritage Cultural Center,
6161 NW 22nd Avenue at 4 p.m.
We are in the planning process for
our 50th Reunion, which will be
held in June 2012. All members
are urged to attend and lend your
ideas. Let's make this a grand 50th
Celebration. Contact Helen Thar-
pes Boneparte at 305-691-1333 or
Lonzie Nichols at 305-835-6588..

N The Miami Jackson Class
of 1976 will celebrate their 35th
Class Reunion on September 9-11.
Activities will include: Meet and
greet at the Misty Lake South
Clubhouse, 625 NW 210th Street;
Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park, 401
E. 65th Street, Pavilion #8; Happy
hour at Justin's Bar and Lounge,
17813 Biscayne Blvd.; Sunday
morning worship at El Bethel Pen-
tecostal Church, 4792 NW 167th
Street with lunch immediately af-
ter at The Golden Corral in Pem-
broke Pines. T-shirts are $10 and
the fee for the combined events
are $20 per person. For more in-
formation, call Kevin Marshall at
305-319-8790 or Karen at 786-

B American Senior High
Alumni 2nd Annual Picnic, has
been scheduled for September 10
at Miramar Regional Park, 16801
Miramar Parkway in Miramar from
12 p.m.-7 p.m. The cost is $20 per
person and $7 for children four to
12. Contact Judy Rogers McKay at
305-458-4436 by September 1, if
you plan to attend.

B The Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., BBL Education
Foundation Knights of Gold Men-
toring Program for young males
(grades 8-12) will be having its
annual Informational Seminar/
Parent Meeting at Florida Memo-
rial University, 15800 NW 42nd
Avenue in Miami Gardens in the
FMU/FIU Auditorium on Sunday,
September 11 at 4 p.m. Interested
student and parents should con-
tact kogprogram@gmail.com to
request an application or to RSVP.

N The' Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 new meeting loca-
tion beginning Wednesday,'Sep-
tember 14 at 7 p.m. is the home
of Mrs. Queen Hall, 870 NW 168th
Drive in Miami Gardens. Meetings
are the second Wednesday of each
month. The remaining calendar
dates are: September 14, October
12, November 19 and December
14. Any questions, contact Elaine
Mellerson at 305-757-4471 or 786-

B The Old Dillard Museum,
1009 NW 4th Street in Ft. Lau-
derdale is having a birthday cel-
ebration for Cannonball Adder-
ley featuring Melton Mustafa on
Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5. For more infor-
mation and tickets, call 754-322-

0 Epsilon Alpha and Zeta Mu
Chapters of Alpha Pi Chi Na-
tional Sorority, Inc., of Miami
are completing a project of Red
Cross Readiness. The chapters are
collecting first-aid supplies and
emergency items for Emergency
Kits. These kits will be distributed
to the elderly community of Mi-
ami for use during this hurricane
season. If you are interested in
donating and contributing first-aid
supplies, call 305-992-3332 before
Saturday, September 17. If you'd
like more information about this
organization, contact Linda Ad-
derly at addlmh@aol.com.

B Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965 will meet on Satur-
day, September 17 at 4:30 p.m. at
the African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center. For more information, con-
tact Lebbie Lee at 305-213-0188.

B Women Who Jaml is look-
ing for talented, groundbreaking
female singers, musicians and en-
tertainers to perform at the "Save
the Twinz" music showcase in
honor of Breast Cancer Awareness
Month. The deadline of submission
is September 19. For more infor-
mation, call 901-236-8439 or visit
www.womenwhojam.com. The
'music showcase will be held on
October 1 at 7 p.m. at the Broward
Center for the Performing Arts,
201 SW 5th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale.
Tickets are $30. To purchase tick-
ets, visit www.browardcenter.org
or call 954-462-0222.

B Miami Northwestern Class
of 1972 Scholarship Fundraiser
Bus Trip to Atlanta, GA for FAMU
Classic on September 23-25. For
additional information, contact
Clarateen Kirkland-Kent at 305-
323-5551 or Glenda Tyse at 954-

B Women First Body Care
and Mama Senna Essence, a

natural beauty company based in
Dallas, Texas will present its first
South Florida "Saturday Pamper
Me Workshop" on Saturday, Sep-
tember 24 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. at the African Heritage Cul-
tural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd
Ave. The workshop, including all
materials cost $40 and registra-
tion and payments can be made
for the workshop by visiting www.

aromatherapy-workshop.html. For
more information, call 817-770-
2029 or visit www.womanfirstbo-

B Rainbow Ladies and Beta
Phi Omega Sorority are spon-
soring a Health Expo for lesbians,
bisexual and transgendered (LBT)
women of color on Saturday, Sep-
tember 24 at the Pride Center in
Wilton Manors. Free screenings
and health promotion education
will be provided by several local
agencies and organizations. Ev-
eryone is invited. There will be
food, entertainment and raffles.
For more information, call 305-
772-4712, 305-892-0928 or visit

B The ninth annual Onyx
Awards "The Art of It All" will
be held on Saturday, September
24 at 6 p.m. at the Rosen Centre
Hotel, 9840 International Drive'in
Orlando. Onyx Speaks will be held
at the Orlando Museum of Art on
Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
and the Onyx Mixer, the official
kick-off reception will be held on
Friday, September 23 at Tavern
on the Lake, 6999 Piazza Grande
Avenue. Tickets for Onyx Speaks
and the Onyx Mixer are $20 and
the Onyx Gala tickets are $85 per
person and $1,000 for a corporate
table of 10. For more information,
visit www.onyxawards.com or
contact mediapressint@aol.com

B Wingspan Seminars will
celebrate its 5th Anniversary and
presentation of the Pea'Ce Awards
celebrating women on Friday,
September 30 from 3-6 p.m. We
will also launch Wings on Women
(WOW). The theme is "She's Go-
ing Somewhere" For more infor-
mation, contact 305-253-2325 or

IThe Grand Opening Celebra-
tion of the South Miami-Dade
Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW
211 Street in Cutler Bay, will be
held on Saturday, October 1 at 8
p.m. and Sunday, October 2 at 3
p.m. On both days, the Center of-
fers additional free pre-show out-
door activities for all to enjoy. For
information on how to buy tickets,
call 786-573-5300 or visit www.

B The Habitat for Human-
ity of Greater Miami will begin
holding its second Saturday of the
month homeownership application
meetings at New Mount Moriah
* - * *

Missionary Baptist Church, 6700
NW 14th Avenue on Saturday, Oc-
tober 8 at 9:30 a.m. There is no
RSVP necessary for the meetings
and no application deadline. For
more information, contact McK-
enzie Moore, community outreach
coordinator, at 305-634-3628 or
email mckenzie.moore@miami-

1The Miami Broward One
Carnival Host Committee
(MBOCHC) is hosting Miami Car-
nival in the Gardens on Sunday,
October 9 in Miami Gardens at
SunLife Stadium, 2269 Dan Ma-
rino Blvd. Early bird tickets are
$15 (if purchased by August 31)
at ticketleap.com. Tickets are $20(
online after August 31. Tickets at
the gate are $25. For information
about vending and sponsorship,
call 305-653-1877 or visit www.
mlamibrowardonecarnival.com or

B The Inaugural Northeast
Florida Blue and White Schol-
arship Golf Invitational will be
held on Saturday, October 15 at
the Magnolia Point Golf and Coun-
try Club in Green Cove Springs,
FL. Proceeds will go towards col-
lege scholarships for Jacksonville-
area students and assist our or-
ganizations' community service
programs. For more information,
visit www.neflblueandwhitegolf.

Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida BB-Q/
Gospel Festival at Amelia Earhart
Park on Saturday, October 29 from
11 a.m-5:30 p.m. The park fee is
$6 per car. All artists and vendors
are encouraged to call. For more
information, contact Constance
Koon-Johnson at 786-290-3258.

B Empowerment Tutoring,
LLC, 530 NW 183rd Street in Mi-
ami Gardens, a State-approved
supplemental education service
provider has been rated excel-
lent by the Florida Department
of Education and offers: free
tutoring with trained teachers,
individualized learning plans,
monthly progress reports, one-'
on-one instruction, small group
and large group instruction.
Tutoring services are available
in the subject areas of read-
ing, math, and science for stu-
dents in grades K-12. For more
information, call 305-654-7251,
email info@empowermenttutor-
ing.com or visit www.empower-

N Merry Poppins Daycare/
Kindergarten, 6427 NW 18th
Avenue, has free open enrollment
for VPK, all day program. Trans-
portation available upon request.
Small classes and certified teach-
ers. Infant and toddler openings
available. For more information,
contact Ruby P. White or Lakeysha
Anderson at 305-693-1008.

N Coming this fall, a charter
bus leaving the Miami area going
to FAMU campus for the students.
For more information, call Phillip
at 786-873-9498.

MCalling healthy ladies 50+ to
start a softball team for fun and
laughs. Be apart of this historical
adventure. Twenty-four start-up
players needed. For more infor-
mation, call Jean at 305-688-3322
or Coach Rozler at 305-389-0288.

B Knoxville College, a
136-year-old Historic Black Col-
lege, is kicking off a three-year,
ten million dollar campaign to
revitalize the College under the
leadership of its new President Dr.
Horace Judson. All alumni and the
public are asked to donate to this
campaign. To secure donor forms,
go to www.knoxvillecollege.edu
and scroll down to K.C. Building
Fund. Click on it for the form or
call Charlie Williams, Jr., president
of the local alumni chapter at 305-
915-7175 for more details.

B The Miami Northwestern
Class of 1962 meets on the sec-
ond Saturday of each month at 4
p.m. at the African Heritage Cul-
tural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd
Avenue. We are beginning to
make' plans for our 50th Reunion.
For more information, contact Ev-
elyn at 305-621-8431.

E Family and Children Faith
Coalition is seeking youth ages
four-18 to connect with a caring
and dedicated mentor in Miami-
Dade or Broward County. Get help
with homework, attend fun events
and be a role model for your com-
munity. For more information,
contact Brandyss Howard at 786-
388-3000 or brandyss@fcfcfl;org.

B There will be a free first-
time homebuyer education class
held every second Saturday of
the month, at Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church, 21311 NW 34th
Avenue, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call 305-
652-7616 or email fgonzalez@erc-
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Statejob rate remains vulnerable

By Christopher S. Rugaber

ment rates rose in July in more
than half the states for a sec-
ond straight month, evidence
that job growth remains weak
The Labor Department said
Friday that unemployment
increased in 28 states, fell in
nine and remained unchanged
in 13. Those are nearly the
same figures as in June, when
unemployment rose in 28
states, fell in eight and was
unchanged in 14.
Nationwide, hiring picked up
slightly in July. The economy
added 117,000 jobs, the gov-
ernment reported earlier this
month. That was roughly dou-
ble the net jobs created in each
of the previous two months.
And the unemployment rate
dipped to 9.1 percent in July
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Former U.S. President and UN special envoy to Haiti,
Bill Clinton reacts as he watches a craftwork during a
visit to the Caribbean Craft art workshop in Port-au-
Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.

Clinton launches

new loan program

Obama's new steps to spurjob growth


House recently said President
Barack Obama would unveil
fresh ideas to jump-start the
economy and cut deficits, but
details offered so far appeared
to be a compilation of old pro-
Obama faces serious doubts
among Americans about his
economic leadership and is
now, trying to convince skepti-
cal voters and Wall Street that
he has a workable plan to keep
the United States from dipping
back into recession.
The White House said
Obama will give a speech af-
ter the September 5 Labor Day
holiday to outline measures to
boost hiring and find budget
savings that surpass the $1.5
trillion goal of a new congres-
sional deficit-cutting commit-
According to senior admin-
istration officials, Obama will
renew his call for Congress to
extend a payroll tax cut a
measure the White House says
would encourage business to
increase hiring but that econo-
mists say is likely to make little
difference to an economy that
is struggling.
The officials said Obama's

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Fair during livestock judging, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011,
in Morrison, Ill., during his three-day economic bus tour.

plan also includes new ideas
to accelerate job growth in the
short term. The national un-
employment rate is stuck above
nine percent, a major impedi-
ment to Obama's chances for
re-election next year.
The official also said the
growth package would include
a mix of tax cuts and infra-
structure spending as well as
some measure targeted at the
long-term unemployed. That





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peech just a plan, like, on
paper," said Brendan Buck,
spokesman for House of Repre-
entatives Speaker John Boeh-
ler, on Twitter. "Seriously, just
Irop it in the mail. Podium not
required "
Boehner is the top Republi-
an in Congress.
White House Communica-
ions Director Dan Pffelfer'
;aid on Twitter the September
package would include "mean-
ngful, new initiatives to grow
he economy and create jobs"
Ind will also push Congress to
ict. He gave no details.
Obama also will propose
Slong-term deficit reduction
package based on the $4 tril-
ion deal he tried to broker
with Boehner to avert an un-
precedented default on U.S.
debt obligations, administra-
ion officials said.
That agreement would have
imposed roughly $3 trillion
n spending cuts including
:urbs on social programs such
as Medicare, the health insur-
nce program for the elderly
- and $1 trillion in revenue
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By Christopher S. Rugaber

nomic news contributed to
the gloomy financial markets
outlook recently.
Three of four reports
showed weakness:
The National Association
of Realtors says home sales
fell 3.5 percent last month to
a seasonally adjusted annual
rate of 4.67 million homes.
That's far below the six mil-
lion that economists say must
be sold to sustain a healthy.
housing market.
This year's pace is lagging
behind last year's total sales.
The 4.91 million sold last
year were the weakest sales
figures in 13 years.
Falling home prices have
kept many people from selling,
their houses and taking new
jobs in growing areas. They
have also made people feel'
less wealthy and that has re-
duced the consumer spending
that drives about 70 percent
of the U.S. economy.
SThe number of people ap-
plying for unemployment ben-
efits rose back above 400,000

Problems arise in controversial subsidized

By James Bovard

Section 8 rental subsidies
have long been one of the most
controversial federal social
programs. The Department of
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD) under the Obama
administration is making a
troubled program worse.
In the 1990s, the feds were
embarrassed by skyrocketing
crime rates in public housing
- up to 10 times the national
average, according to HUD
studies and many newspaper
reports. The government's re-

sponse was to hand out vouch-
ers to residents of the projects
(authorized under Section 8 of
the Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974), dis-
persing them to safer and more
upscale locales.
Section 8's budget soared to
$19 billion this year from $7
billion in 1994. HUD now picks
up the rent for more than two
million households nationwide;
tenants pay 30% of their in-
come toward rent and utilities
while the feds pay the rest.
Section 8 recipients receive
monthly rental subsidies of

Section 8 rental subsidies have long helped ruin neighbor-
hoods. Obama administration policies are making things

up to $2,851 in the Stamford-
Norwalk, Conn., area, $2,764
in Honolulu and $2,582 in
Columbia, Md.

But the dispersal of public
housing residents to quieter
neighborhoods has failed to
weed out the criminal element
that made life miserable for
most residents of the projects.
"Homicide was simply moved
to a new location, not elimi-
nated," concluded University of
Louisville criminologist Geetha
Suresh in a 2009 article in Ho-

last week. Still, the four-week
average, a more reliable gauge
of the job market, fell to the
lowest level since mid-April.
The report suggests the
economy is creating jobs but
not nearly enough to lower
the high unemployment rate.
Weekly applications for ben-
efits rose 9,000 to a season-
ally adjusted 408,000, the La-
bor Department said recently.
That's the highest level in
four weeks. Applications have
been above 400,000 in 18 of
the past 19 weeks.
The four-week average
dropped for the seventh
straight week to 402,500.
Applications typically must
fall below 375,000 to signal
healthy job growth. The last
time they were that low was
in late February.
Two weeks ago, applications
dropped to 399,000. That was
the first time they had fallen
below 400,000 since early
The Labor Department
said consumers paid more
for gas, food and clothes last
month, pushing prices up by
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micide Studies. In Louisville,
Memphis, and other cities,
violent crime skyrocketed in
neighborhoods where Section 8
recipients resettled.
After a four-year investiga-
tion, the Indianapolis Housing
Authority (IHA) in 2006 linked
80% of criminal homicides in
Marion County, Ind., to indi-
viduals fraudulently obtaining
federal assistance "in either
the public housing program or
the Section 8 program admin-
istered by the agency." The IHA
released an update last month
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near the airport in Port-au-
Prince. He said the money
will help the operation hire
200 more workers. He didn't
Essay how many employees it
has now.
. Clinton, who has been
active in Haiti reconstruc-
tion through his foundation
and as co-chairman of the
Interim Haiti Recovery Com-
mission, said he had been
"surprised and disturbed"
to learn of the difficult loan
terms available for even
Haitian businesses with solid
"One of the biggest prob-
lems in growing the Haitian
e.cnomy is. that there is
really no facility that grants
small business loans on rea-
sonable terms," he said.

- Former U.S. President Bill.
Clinton launched a new busi-
ness loan program in Haiti
on Tuesday aimed at helping
bolster an economy that was
devastated by the January
2010 earthquake.
Clinton said the first loan
in the $20 million program
is being made to Caribbean
Craft, which produces color-
ful goods such as carnival
masks, sculptures and paint-
ings for export and lost its
workshop in the earthquake.
' The company is receiving a
loan of $415,000, with inter-
est to be paid back to the pro-
gram to help make additional
loans in the future, Clinton,
told reporters as he toured
Caribbean Craft's workshop

U.S. economic news

offers little solace

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Commissioner Jordan (center) with the interns and employees of D. Stephenson Con-
struction, one of the SYII 2011 business partners.

Comm. Jordan's interns

complete summer job

The 27 recruits that start-
ed Commissioner Barbara
J. Jordan's annual Summer
Youth Internship Initiative
(SYII) eight weeks ago cele-
brated the program's comple-
tion on Friday, August 12, at
the Don Shula Hotel in Miami
Lakes during a special lun-
cheon. The luncheon includ-

ed Commissioner Jordan, the
student interns, and the busi-
ness partners involved in the
The SYII Program advocates
a strong commitment to the
professional development of
students from District 1. This
summer, Commissioner Jor-
dan provided high school and

college students with the op-
portunity to work and build
partnerships with some of
the district's most prominent
business leaders for an eight-
week period. SYII business
partners included Lawrence
Wright and Partners, Warren
Henry Automobiles, Ave, AA
Please turn to INTERNS 10D

Miami-Dade County, hereinafter known as MDC, will receive bids for the Black Creek Trail Segment A Phase I and II, Contract No.
600712-08-001 GOB ESP. The project will be located in Miami-Dade County, State of Florida.
This project includes oals for the participation of Community Small Business Enterprises based on a percentage of the total contract
amount, as noted below and in the Bid Form, in accordance with the Proiect Manual. Goals for Community Small Business Enterorises
must be fulfilled using construction contractor/sub-contractor trades to comply with goals requirements pursuant to this solicitation.
The Contractor must agree to abide by the provisions of the Proiect Manual regarding minimum participation goals, proposed below as a
percentage of the total Contract Sum and accepted by MDC and which are established for this Project as follows:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation: 9.64%
Locally funded projects of $100,000 and above are also subject to the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and Section 2-11.16
of the Code of Metropolitan Dade County (Responsible Wages).
Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code, as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ
or bid after advertisement and'terminates at the time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board of County
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the County's professional staff including, but not limited
to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff, the.Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs;
the Mayor, County'Commissioners or their respective staffs and the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's staff;
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants, any member of the County's professional'staff, the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and any member of the respective selection committee.
The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:
oral communications with the staff of the Vendor Information Center, the responsible Procurement Agent or Contracting Officer,
provided the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or procedure already contained in the solicitation document;
the provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral communications at pre-proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral presentations
before selection committees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public meeting, public presentations made to the Board
of County Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting; or
communications in writing at any time with any county employee, official or member of the Board of County Commissioners unless
specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid documents.
All Requests for Information (RFI) regarding this project shall be submitted in writing to JGX @miamidade.gov and a copy
filed with the Clerk of the Board at clerkbcc@miamidade.gov. The RFI may also be faxed to the attention of John Gutierrez at
(305) 961-2786 and copy the Clerk of the Board at (305) 375-2484. Only RFI's sent via email in MS Word format will show the entire
question and answer on the Addendums issued. All other RFI's will only show MDPR's response to the question. No verbal RFI's
regarding the project, via phone or in person, shall be permitted. MDC shall consider RFIs received prior to the RFI submittal deadline.
The RFI submittal deadline is fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the Bid Opening Date. All responses to RFIs are compiled then
issued via an Addendum to all the potential bidders / proposers that appear on the Bidder's List. This Bidder's List contains the contact
information for the bidder / proposer that obtained a bid package directly from MDC. A copy of the Bidder's List is sent via email or fax on
Friday at 4:00 PM to anyone that submits a written request for it
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the Cone of Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any RFP award,
RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of these provisions shall report such violation
to the State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with Ethics Commission. Proposers or bidders should reference Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code for further clarification.
This language is only a summary of the key provisions of the Cone of Silence. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order
3-27 for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.
Miami-Dade County will receive bids for the construction of a one-story Senior Center Building which includes: lobby/reception area,
banquet/meeting room, event services & delivery room, entertainment room, arts & crafts room, ceramics room, exercise room, restrooms,
locker rooms, staff offices, equipment room, and storage. Also includes: outdoor therapeutic aquatic pool, and heated whirl pool, pool
deck space, pedestrian circulation, covered car drop-off area, parking lot and landscaping. The engineer's cost estimate for the base
bid is $2.265.549.24.
Included in the bid shall be the furnishing of all materials, labor, services, supervision, tools and equipment required or incidental to this
project. All work shall be performed as per the Contract Documents. Miami-Dade County, at its sole discretion may elect to negotiate with
the apparent low bidder, if only one bidder bids.
The County reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in any bid, or reject any or all bids if deemed to be in the best
interest of the County.
As part of this Contract, the County may, at its sole discretion, issue miscellaneous changes covering all construction disciplines. The
Contractor shall be capable of expeditiously performing this change work either with its own forces or with subcontractors. The direct
and indirect cost ofthese changes and time extensions, if any, will be negotiated at the time the changes are issued and payment will be
made in accordance with Article 36 of the General Conditions. As the nature or extent of these changes can not be ascertained prior to
notice-to-proceed, the Contractor shall not include an amount in his bid in anticipation of these changes.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED IN: As required by Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade County.
Other Certificates of Competency, if required, shall be provided by subcontractors prior to beginning of work.
Bid Documents will be available on or about August 24. 2011. A list of bidders may also be obtained by mailing your request to
Eddlecmiamidade.oov. MDC has scheduled a Pre-Bid Conference at 10:00 A.M, local time on August 31. 2011 at the Hickman
Bldg., 275 N. W. 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Miami, Florida 33128. The Pre-Bid Conference is being held to answer any
questions regarding this project.
MDC will receive SEALED Bids at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.
W. First Street, Suite 17-202, Miami, Florida 33128 until 2:00 p.m. local time on September 28, 2011. Bids received after that time will
not be accepted, nor will qualified, segregated and/or incomplete Bids be accepted. Bids may not be revoked nor withdrawn for 180 days
after the bid opening date. The Contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Interested parties
are invited to attend.
All bids shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board in one (1) sealed envelope in the following manner:
All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope containing the required bid documents. On the outside of the envelope place the name
of the bidder, its address, the name of the contract for which the bid is submitted, the contract number and the date for opening of bids.
The Bid Security specified in Article 7 of the Instruction to Bidders shall be enclosed with the bid. Failure to include the Bid Security shall
render the bid non-responsive.
The opening of bids will be as follows:
(If applicable) All SBD Form 400 Schedule of Intent shall be forwarded to SBD on the bid opening date. If the SBD form 400 has
correctable defectss, the bidder will be given a checklist indicating the correctable defectss. The bidder must submit the corrected SBD
form 400 to SBD and the Clerk of The Board within forty-eight (48) hours of the bid opening date. If the bidder's SBD form 400 contains
non-correctable defectss, SBD will immediately inform the bidder that the submittal is not responsive and not approved.
Documents will be available electronically via E-mail in zip file format at:
The Park's Store http://parkstore.miamidade.oov/, or go to: www.miamidade.aov/parks, then look for "Park Store" under the "Fun
at Parks" tab which can be located on top of the page. Bid documents can be sold at anytime from.the 1st day of advertisement to the
bid opening date for $25.00 each.
Bid Security must accompany each bid and must be in an amount of not less than five percent of the highest Total Bid Price. MDC
reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject bids and/or to extend the bidding period.
Each Contractor, and his subcontractors performing work at the Work site, will be required to pay Florida sales and use taxes and to pay
for licenses and fees required by the municipalities in which the Work will be located. Each Contractor will be required to furnish a Surety
Performance and Payment Bond in accordance with Article 1.03, Contract Security, of the Supplemental General Conditions and furnish
Certificates of Insurance in the amounts specified in the Contract Documents.
The Contractor is hereby advised of Resolution No R-1145-99, Clearinghouse for Posting Notices of Job Opportunities Resulting from
Construction Improvements on County Property. The procedures direct the Contractor to forward a notice of job vacancy(ies) created as
a result of this construction work to the director of the Employee Relations Department, located at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st
Street, suite 2110, Miami, Florida 33128. The job vacancy notices should be delivered within ten (10) working days following award of the
contractor. The Director of the Employee Relations Department will in turn distribute said job announcements to all Miami Dade County
facilities participating in the notification requirements of Resolution No. R-1145-99.
Any firm proposed for use as a DBE on this contract, must have a valid certification from the relevant States Uniform Certification program
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to provide equal employment opportunity.
Those responding to this RFP/ITB/RFQ shall comply with the provisions of the Americans With 3is at.liiies Act of 1990 and 49 U.S.C.
Section 1612 and other related laws and regulations.
Call (305) 755-7848, to request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language
interpreter services (7 days in advance), 305-755-7980 (tdd).
Llamar al (305) 755-7848, para obtener information acerca del acceso para Leisure Access Services personas minusvalidas y para
obtener materials en format accessible. Los interesados en el servicio de interpretes para el idioma de los sordomudos deben Ilamar
con site dias de antelacion, 305-755-7980 (Servicio telefonico para sordos).
Harvey Ruvin, Clerk
Christopher Agrippa, Deputy Clerk

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By Julie Na

Thousands of un-
employed waited over-
night, camping out in
their business suits
and office heels and
braving the torment-
ing heat in Atlanta to
stand in line for a job
fair Thursday. Authori-
ties treated 20 people
for heat exhaustion as
they struggled to keep
the line moving and get
people moved inside.
The incredible turn-
out at the job fair
comes on the heels of
the state labor com-
missioner's announce-
ment that Georgia's
jobless rate rose.

Treasury Dept. no longer issuing bonds

conitnued from 6D

Savings Bonds
through Treasury-
Direct since 2002, but
acceptance has been
slow. Of the $1.2 bil-
lion in Savings Bonds
purchased from Octo-
ber 2010 to June 30,
2011, 11 percent were
bought through Trea-
Treasury hopes
the phaseout of pa-
per will give savers
the nudge they need
to embrace electronic
Savings Bonds, Zeck
says. Electronic Sav-
ings Bonds are less

likely to be misplaced,
he says, and are au-
tomatically redeemed
when they mature.
Treasury estimates
that more than $16
billion in unredeemed
Savings Bonds are no
longer earning inter-
Still, millions of
Americans don't have
Internet access. Only
44 percent of Ameri-
cans age 65-73 have
broadband at home,
a 2010 survey by the
Pew Research Center
says. For Americans
74 and older, the per-
centage is 20 percent.
The digital divide is

"something we strug-
gled with," Zeck says.
"It reflects why we
haven't made a deci-
sion to end paper Sav-
ings Bonds until now."
The change won't af-
fect outstanding paper
Savings Bonds, Zeck
says. They'll continue
to earn interest until
maturity and can be
redeemed at financial
institutions. Investors
whose paper bonds
are lost or destroyed
can have them reis-
sued in paper or elec-
tronic form.
Even after Jan. 1,
paper Savings Bonds
won't disappear.


Sealed responses will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Fl. 33133 for the follow-



Detailed for this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is at the City of Miami, Pur-
chasing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement Telephone
No. 305-416-1917.

Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 9/2/2011 at
3:00 P.M.

NO. 12271.

AD NO. 16443 Johnny Martinez, P.E.
City Manager


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



Detailed specifications for this RFP are available at the City of Miami, Purchas-
ing Department, website at www.miamiaov.com/procurement Telephone No.


AD NO. 002095 Johnny Martinez
City Manager


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

IFB NO. 267267



Deadline for Reauest for Additional Information/Clarification: 8/29/2011
at 3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement, Telephone No. (305)

NO. 12271. ,'

AD NO. 10811 Johnny Martinez, P.E. '
City Manager .

up for jobs in Georgia

The state unemploy- by U.S. Reps. John nard said.
ment rate increased to Lewis and Hank John- Like Kennard,
10.1 percent in July son and sponsored thousands of others
from the 9.9 percent in by the Congressional showed up for an op-
June. The unemploy- Black Caucus, is a portunity to meet the
ment rate for Blacks series of job fairs and 90 employers who at-
stands at 15.9 percent, town halls at some of tended. the event and
far above the national the urban areas hit eager to jumpstart
rate of 9.1 percent, hardest by unemploy- their job search. The
July marks the 48th ment and the financial fair provided job semi-
consecutive month crisis. nars such as resume
that Georgia has ex- The enormous turn- writing and mortgage
ceeded the national out in Georgia created modification work-
unemployment rate. miles of traffic that shops.
The line was full of clogged southwest At- Please turn to JOBS 10D
hopefuls who waited lanta.
for hours in a line that "My feet are really
wrapped around the killing me, and this
Atlanta Technical Col- line is really long," said
lege where the event job applicant Daisy
was held. Kennard. "But I'm will-
The For the People ing to stay in this line
Jobs Initiative, hosted no matter what," Ken-



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Abreu, Isnoel 6423 Collins Ave #1502 MIAMI FL 33141 Clark, Joseph 1333 NW 75Th St MIAMI FL 33147

Aguilar, Rogelio 17180 SW 149Th Ave MIAMI FL 33187 Cobbs, Antravian 0 133 SW 7Th St APT 314 HOMESTEAD FL 33030
Aloniz, Rene 16100 SW 304Th St MIAMI FL 33033 Cozart, Christopher J 2520 NW 166Th St MIAMI GARDENS FL 33054
Albert JR, John 2908 NW 55Th St MIAMI FL 33142 Crompton, Lawrence W 731 NW 56Th St MIAMI FL 33127
Albert, Michael 18741 SW 318Th Ter HOMESTEAD FL 33030 Cruz Biloria, Juan E 644 Lenox Ave APT 109 MIAMI BEACH FL 33139
Alexander, Muina 1809 Brickell Ave #1113 MIAMI FL 33129 Cummings, Michelle C 15721 NW 17Th Ct MIAMI GARDENS FL 33054
Alonso, Guillermo J 2121 N Bayshore Dr #912 MIAMI FL 33137 Dames, Tiffany N 18130 NW 6Th Ct MIAMI GARDENS FL 33169
Anchia JR, Eduardo L 11755 SW 123Rd Ave MIAMI FL 33186 Daniels, Herbert D 22635 SW 125Th Ave MIAMI FL 33170
Anderson, Jonathan 18680 SW 376Th St MIAMI FL 33034 Del Risco, Gabriel 5875 W Flagler St #402 MIAMI FL 33144
Angulo, Luis S 20304 SW 82nd PI CUTLER BAY FL 33189 Delancy, Michael 8249 NW 12Th Ct MIAMI FL 33147
Aponte, Jonathan 5392 W 24Th Ave #112 HIALEAH FL 33016 Diaz, Ana M 10040 SW 45Th St MIAMI FL 33165
Aquino JR, Ignacio 29820 SW 168Th Ave MIAMI FL 33030 Diaz, Christopher 20563 SW 132Nd Ave MIAMI FL 33177
Avellon, Angel A 4810 NW 185Th Ter MIAMI FL 33055 Diaz, Flora 9137 Fontainebleau Blvd #7 MIAMI FL 33172
Boez, Georgino 1035 SW 3Rd St #5 MIAMI FL 33130 Eckardt, Will E 12032 SW 124Th Ter MIAMI FL 33186
Bailey, Kendrick R 2500 NW 175Th Ter MIAMI FL 33056 Eldine, Greshown D 1245 NW 7Th Ter 3 MIAMI FL 33147
Bailey, Michelle R 19701 SW 114Th Ave MIAMI FL 33157 Elliott, Dorian V 13061 SW 260Th Ter MIAMI FL 33032
Baker, Rickey R 1070 NW 95Th Ter #3 MIAMI FL 33150 Enriquez SR, Luis G 4311 SW 95ThCt MIAMI FL 33165
Borcenas, Adolfo J 7701 SW 134Th Ter PINECREST FL 33156 Evans, Andrew S 15205 NE 14Th Ct N MIAMI BEACH FL 33162
Barfield, Duran L 1754 NW 67Th St MIAMI FL 33147 FairnotJR, Tristan A 197 NW 12th Ave MIAMI FL 33128
Barge, Madelin 13916 SW 13Th St MIAMI FL 33184 Felix, Porcha t 1838 NW 93Rd Ter MIAMI FL 33147
Boum, Paul A 6000 Island Blvd #403 AVENTURA FL 33160 Ferrero, Alicia 3300 NW 15Th St MIAMI FL 33125
Bazile, Anderson S 726 NE 1St Ave MIAMI FL 33132 Ferrera, Ondina .3300 NW 15Th St MIAMI FL 33125
Beaver JR, Jerry 800 NW 108Th St #A MIAMI FL 33168 Figueroo, Ivan J 8928 NW 120Th Ter HIALEAH FL 33018
Bethel, Lolyndo 3685 Frow Ave #2 MIAMI FL 33133 Figueroa, Ivan J 9176 NW 121St St HIALEAH GARDENS FL 33018
Blinkoff, Jessie B 19333W Country Club Dr #1 MIAMI FL 33180 Figueroo, Maria C 17505 N Boy Rd #520 MIAMI FL 33160
Booker, Valerie P 2711 SE 16Th Ave HOMESTEAD FL 33035 Figuerolo SR, Jose A 1740 W 60Th St #1 HIALEAH FL 33012
Bouza, Maria 525 E 53Rd St HIALEAH FL 33013 Finch, Joe C 4100 NW 191St St MIAMI GARDENS FL 33055
Braddy, Antonio 1340 NE 152Nd St N MIAMI BEACH FL 33162 Flonnings, Treandis 1956 NW 4Th Ct MIAMI FL 33136
Brewton, Michael C 20501 NW 17Th Ave #9-205 MIAMI FL 33056 Flowers, Norman B 679 NW 8Th St HOMESTEAD FL 33030
Brisker, Dorothy W 20301WCountryClubDr #1023 MIAMI FL 33180 Folsom, Helen 2937 SW 21St St MIAMI FL 33145
Brito II, Leo L 26820 SW 145Th Ave #2 MIAMI FL 33032 Fonseca, Rafael 7310 SW 31 St St MIAMI FL 33155
Brotons, Andres B 4260 SW3Rd St REAR MIAMI FL 33134 Font, Juan J 231 174Th St #1617 MIAMI FL 33160
Brown, Eanest 5553 NW 24Th Ave MIAMI.FL33142 Ford, Jermaine A 3358 NW 51St St MIAMI FL33142
Brown, Jomie R 1711 NW 65th St MIAMI FL 33147 Frokes, Christopher M 234 NE 3Rd St APT 404 MIAMI FL 33132
Brown, La DD 3420 NW 187Th Ter #108 MIAMI FL33056 Francois, Lonna 760 SW 6Th Ct FLORIDA CITY FL 33034
Brown, Patricia A 675 NW 17Th St APT 306 MIAMI FL 33136 Frederic, Fred M 16991 NE 3rd Ct N MIAMI BEACH FL 33162
Bullard, Jeremiah J 5101 NW 27Th Ave MIAMI FL 33142 Fuster Sosa, Emilio M 306 W San Marino Dr MIAMI BEACH FL 33139
Cabrero Leiva, Osquel A 8764 SW 12Th St #0104 MIAMI FL 33174 Goffney, Lee M 435 NE 34Th St #24 MIAMI FL 331371
Camacho, Mario 6325 NW 179Th Ter MIAMI FL 33015 Galnares, Lena M 10354 SW 26Th St MIAMI FL 33165
Camps, Jason R 18211 NW 32Nd Ave MIAMI FL 33056 Garcia, Daniel A 1625 SW 139Th Ct MIAMI FL 33175
Concro, Anthony 21251 E Dixie Hwy # W123 MIAMI FL 33180 Garcia, Romon 14401 SW 88Th St #N206 MIAMI FL 33186
Caplan, Maria 12221 SW 137Th Ter MIAMI FL 33186 Gardner, Brandon R 1100 NE 200Th Ter MIAMI FL 33179
Carey, Evelyn L 4311 NW 195Th St MIAMI FL 33055 George, Dandrell C 18665 NW 37Th Ave APT 159 MIAMI FL 33056
Caroni, Paula A 1039 Moriposa Ave CORAL GABLES FL 33146 Givens, Marvin P 1740 NW 86Th Ter MIAMI FL 33147
Carvajal, Mario 1320 Lenape Dr MIAMI SPRINGS FL 33166 Gonzolez, Jorge L 10160 NW 130Th St HIALEAH FL 33018
Casanova, Francisco 4830 NW 169Th St MIAMI FL 33055 Gonzalez, Yoel 4130 SW 110th Ave MIAMI FL 33165
Castellano JR, Joseph R 14456 SW 49Th St MIAMI FL 33175 Gonzalez, Yovoiro I 1331 SW 130Th Ave MIAMI FL 33184
Castro, Adar 1545 NW 68Th ST MIAMI FL 33147 Gray, Darius 1301 SE 28th Ln #103 HOMESTEAD FL 33035
Castro, Ignacio 895 W 80Th PI HIALEAH FL 33014 Greene, Antoine L 910 NW 49Th St MIAMI FL 33127
Charles JR, Jean R 1065 NW 110Th St MIAMI FL 33168 Greggs, Arnold L 26560 SW 127th Ave MIAMI FL 33032
Chuck, Jon-Pierre A 15685 SW 153Rd Ave MIAMI FL 33187 Griffin, Joseph S 14600 SW 200Th St MIAMI FL 33177
Cimilier, Kelly 1282 NE 109th St MIAMI FL 33161 Gutierrez, Angel .10330 SW 103Rd St MIAMI FL 33176
Clark, Dominic D 726 NE 1St Ave MIAMI FL 33132 Hack, La W 10601 SW 120Th Ave MIAMI FL 39186

Lester Sola
Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condodo de Miami-Dode
SipivizB Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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N Work from home and earn money.
The CLICK Charity, 5530 NW 17th
Avenue, is offering free computer web
design classes for middle and high
school students. PWork at your own
pace and receive one-on-one instruc-
tion in learning a very valuable trade.
Registration and classes are free!
Open Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Don't
wait call, email or come by today:
305-691-8588 or andre@theclickchar-

E Free child care is available at
the Miami-Dade County Commu-

nity Action Agency Headstart/
Early Head Start Program for chil-
dren ages three-five for the upcoming
school year. Income guidelines and
Dade County residence apply only. We
welcome children with special needs/
disability with an MDCPS IEP. For
more information, call 786-469-4622,
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

0 Looking for all former Montanari
employees to get reacquainted. Meet-
ings will be held at Piccadilly's (West
49th Street) in Hialeah, on the last
Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. We
look forward to seeing each and ev-
ery one of you. For more information,
contact Loletta Forbes at 786-593-

9687 or Elijah Lewis at 305-469-7735.

N The Cemetery Beautifica-
tions Project, located at 3001 NW
46th Street is looking for volunteers
and donations towards the upkeep
and beautification of the Lincoln Park
Cemetery. For more information, con-
tact Dyrren S. Barber at 786-290-

SXcel Family Enrichment Cen-
ter, Inc. will be celebrating it's 2nd
Annual Black Marriage Day Walk on
March 24, 2012. Xcel operates as a
privately-owned 501(C)(3) not-for-
profit community based organization
that provides social services to low/
moderate income families. Its main
focus is to strengthen marriage and
families from a holistic approach. Xcel
is seeking donations for this event in
the form of monetary, talent, mar-
riage counselors (as a speaker), DJ,
etc. Xcel is registered with the Florida

Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Solicitation of Contri-
butions Division. Your donation is tax
deductible. For more information, call
Ms. Gilbert at 786-267-4544.

U Macy's hosts sixth annual Shop
For A Cause Day, a charity shop-
ping event is a unique one-day-only
shopping event created to support
local charities' fundraising efforts.
The event has raised more than $38
million for local charities across the
country since 2006. By purchasing a
$5 shopping pass to the event, cus-
tomers support their favorite causes
and receive 25 percent off most regu-
lir, sale and clearance purchases at
the store or online all day. Shop for a
Cause passes sold at all Macy's stores
beginning August 20 through August
27, 2011, and at macys.com on Au-
gust 27, 2011, will benefit the March of
Dimes. Select stores only also Friday,
August 26, 2011.

State unemployment rates almost unchanged during July

continued from 6D

from 9.2 percent in June.
Still, hiring has slowed
sharply this year from
an average of 215,000 net
jobs a month from February
through April to an average
of 72,000 in May through
The number of states re-
porting job gains rose to 31
in July from 26 in June. But

the gains weren't always
enough to lower unemploy-
ment rates in those states.
An unemployment rate can
increase even if jobs are
added, if many more people
look for work.
Michigan's unemployment
rate jumped to 10.9 percent
from 10.5 percent, reflect-
ing more unemployed peo-
ple, even though the state
added jobs. The government
uses two surveys to count

the number of jobs and the
number of unemployed, and
the two surveys can some-
times diverge.
New York enjoyed the big-
gestjob gain in July: 29,400.
The state added jobs in edu-
cation and health care and
professional and business
services -.a category that
includes accounting, en-
gineering, and temporary
workers, among other pro-

Texas reported the sec-
ond-most number of new
jobs. It added positions in
retail, transportation, edu-
cation and health, and ho-
tels, restaurants, and other
leisure industries.
Texas has accounted for
nearly half the U.S. jobs
created since the recession
officially ended two years
ago, according to calcula-
tions by the Federal Reserve
Bank of Dallas. Its job-cre-

action figures are coming
under scrutiny now that
Gov. Rick Perry, a Republi-
can, has launched a presi-
dential campaign.
Illinois reported the big-
gest loss. f jobs last month:
24,900. It was followed
by Florida, with a loss of
22,100 and Minnesota,
with 19,800. Many of Min-
nesota's job losses stemmed
from the state government's
shutdown last month.

Basic economic needs measured, offers little hope for consumers

continued from 6D

the most since spring.
The Consumer Price In-
dex rose 0.5 percent in July,
following a drop of 0.2 per-
cent in June. Gas prices
accounted for much of the
swing. They increased a
seasonally adjusted 4.7 per-
cent after dropping sharply
in June.
The core index, which

excludes volatile food and
energy, rose 0.2 percent.
That's below the 0.3 percent
rise in each of the previous
two months.
Prices are 3.6 percent
higher than they were a year
ago, matching the 12-month
increase in May and June.
Core prices are 1.8 percent
higher than they were a.
year earlier, the largest in-
crease in two years.
Clothing prices rose 1.2

percent in July. That was
the third straight increase,
reflecting higher cotton
prices. Over the past 12
months, clothing costs have
risen 3.1 percent, largest
annual increase since July
Higher rents and pricier
hotel rooms have pushed
the cost of housing up by
the most in three years.
Food prices rose 0.4 per-
cent. The cost of meat,

.dairy, coffee and fruits and
vegetables all increased.
In the only bright spot of
the day, the private Confer-
ence Board says its index of
leading economic indicators
rose 0.5 percent in July. The
index had risen 0.3 percent
in June.
This summer's readings
suggest that the economy
won't pick up enough this
year for the jobless rate
to drop much. The small

moves higher however indi-
cate that the country likely
won't fall back into reces-
sion, as some economists
Six of the 10 measures
that the Conference Board
compiles into its index show
improvement, primarily its
measures of the financial
sector that have gotten help
from the Fed's record-low
interest rate policy. Three
dropped, one held steady..

HUD department making things in Section 8 rental subsidies worse

continued from 6D

citing recent crackdowns
on a "nationwide criminal
motorcycle gang operating
out of a Section 8 home."
It also noted one "attorney
who allegedly operated a
law practice from a Section
8 home for eight years, pro-
viding shelter to unauthor-
ized occupants who were
linked to 10 homicides, 431
police calls and 394 crimi-
nal arrests during that

time period."
Dubuque, Iowa, is strug-
gling with an influx of Sec-
tion 8 recipients from Chica-
go housing projects. Section
8 concentrations account
for 11 of 13 local violent
crime hot spots, according
to a study by the Northern
Illinois University Center
for Governmental Studies.
Though Section 8 residents
account for only five percent
of the local population, a
2010 report released by the
city government found that

more than 20 percent of ar-
restees resided at Section 8

Dubuque's city govern-
ment responded by trim-
ming the size of the local
Section 8 program. HUD re-
taliated by launching a "civ-
il rights compliance review"
of the program (final results
HUD seems far more en-
thusiastic about cracking
down on localities than on

troublesome Section 8 re-
cipients who make life mis-
erable for the rest of the
community. And because
Section 8 recipients in some
areas are mostly Black
or Latino, almost any en-
forcement effort can be de-
nounced as discriminatory.
HUD launched an investi-
gation of the Cincinnati Met-
ropolitan Housing Authority
in 2009 after an Ohio attor-
ney accused the authority of
racially discriminatory Sec-
tion 8 policies such as "evic-

tion for offenses such as
loud music." In June of this
year, the authority signed a
conciliation agreement with
HUD, pledging to cease pe-
nalizing Section 8 recipients
for nuisance offenses. Polic-
ing tenant behavior was the
job of police and landlords
but "an ineffective use of
resources" by the housing
authority that "could lead
to inappropriate program
terminations," HUD spokes-
woman Laura Feldman told
the Cincinnati Enquirer.

President Barack Obama to unveil economic plan in September

continued from 6D

increases, mostly through
tax reform.
Those talks failed in
July, leading Republicans
and Democrats to a lesser
agreement that raised the
U.S. debt ceiling in time but
failed to stop ratings agency
S&P from stripping America
of its top-notch AAA credit
The agreement created a
powerful 12-member con-
gressional panel given the
task of finding up to $1.5
trillion or more in sav-

ings to tackle the deficit. If
it fails to agree on at least
$1.2 trillion in savings, au-
tomatic spending cuts that
hit a wide range of govern-
ment programs would be
Boehner and his deputy
Eric Cantor signaled they
could be open to some of
Obama's job growth ideas
in an editorial in USA Today
"We must dedicate our-
selves to pro-growth poli-
cies that help create middle-
class jobs, make it easier
for existing businesses to
thrive and allow more start-
up companies to flourish,"

the two top House Republi-
cans wrote.
"This means easing the
tax burden on small busi-
nesses and removing bur-
densome, redundant regu-
lations that impede private
sector investment and job
But with Republicans
intent on making Obama
a one-term president, the
party may be reluctant to
agree to any measures that
make the Democratic presi-
dent more electable.

The debt-ceiling battle
weakened Obama politi-

cally, and he has' gotten
little lift from his current
campaign-style bus tour
through Middle America
where he has been seeking
to convince Americans that
Republicans are to blame
and he has ideas to create
jobs. -
But he has little positive
news to work with. After
avoiding default, S&P down-
graded the U.S. rating, the
government revised down
economic figures to show
a highly fragile recovery
and global stock markets
A Gallup poll completed
recently showed Obama

with a 39 percent approval
rating the lowest of his
The Democratic president
is widely seen to have few
tools left to bolster the U.S.
economy and tackle unem-
ployment. His hands are
tied by a divided Congress,
where Republicans control
the House of Representa-
tives and oppose any signif-
icant spending measures to
stimulate growth.
Obama said recently that
he would put forward an
economic growth plan to
address jobs and the defi-
cit when Congress returns
from its summer recess.

Interns finish program

continued from 7D

Acquisitions, LLC,
Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church, Or-
ange Bowl Committee,
Calder Race Course,
Larry Willis Insur-
ance Agency, Dwight
Stephenson Construc-
tion, EAC Consulting,
North Dade Federal
Credit Union, Experi-
ence Aviation, Florida
Marlins, Miami-Dade
Expressway Author-
ity, Miami Dolphins,
El Dorado Furniture,
GJB Consulting,
Lehman Toyota/Sci-
on/Mazda, and Com-
missioner Barbara J.
Jordan's office.
. The SYII is a holistic
summer employment
program. Following a
constructive interview

process, students are
required to participate
in a two-day orienta-
tion to learn business
etiquette, financial
literacy, resume writ-
ing, as well as tips for
improving interview-
ing skills. As an ad-
ditional requirement,
students participate
in community service
and team building
projects, where they
learn the importance
of civic involvement
and team work.
"I'm proud of each
of my interns for suc-
cessfully completing
this year's program,
and am pleased to
announce that two of
my interns were of-
fered permanent posi-
tions with participat-
ing businesses," said
Commissioner Jordan.

Unemployment numbers rise

continued from 7D

The immense crowd
at the two-day fair
is another unneeded
reminder of the dire
state of the American
"I believe the recent
lack of leadership in
Washington is a con-
tributing factor to the
overall lack of confi-
dence in the econo-
my," said Mark But-
ler, Georgia's labor
commissioner. "Due
to this lack of confi-
dence, we are seeing
a business commu-
nity that is hesitant to
make further invest-
ments in this econo-
The general ineffi-
ciency in Washington
is precisely the rea-
son why the Congres-
sional Black Caucus
launched the fair, said
Mahen Gunaratna,
a representative for
Florida congresswom-
an Frederica Wilson,
who will host Miami's
Job Initiative fair.
"The Congressional
Black Caucus decided

to take matters into
their own hands," said
Gunaratna. "They are
tired of Republicans'
inaction that prevents
bills from moving for-
ward. This is a real
tangible opportunity
for our constituents."
And the people in
the lines have not yet
given up despite the
relentless weather,
miles of traffic and
lines and months of
"You got child, you
got kids, you got bills,"
said Derric Clayton, a
former security guard
with three children.
He's been looking
for work since May.
"You've got to stay
somewhere. You don't
want to be homeless."
Two more For the
People Jobs Initiative
fairs are set to take
place in Miami and
Los Angeles later this
"You have to give
people a sense of hope,
a sense of optimism,"
said Lewis, a host of
the Atlanta fair. "Tell
them over and over
again, 'Don't give up.'"

Dealing with higher gas prices

continued from 6D

vs. $2.781 a year ago,
according to AAA.
Instead of changing
what they plan to pur-
chase, drivers say they
are changing their
driving habits to deal
with higher fuel prices.
In fact, 41 percent say
they are combining
trips in the car.
A surprising num-

ber, however, say they
are sticking to their
preferred vehicles and
engines even when gas
prices spike, accord-
ing to AutoPacific. And
why not? Automakers
are finding ways of
making those existing
vehicles more fuel-effi-
cient a process that
will be required as fed-
eral gas-mileage re-
quirements grip even

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Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath;
$450. Appliances.

1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1221 NW 61 Street #2
Two bedrooms, two baths, air.
First and last. $750 monthly
Section 8 accepted. 305-934-
9327 786-371-8488
1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$500. Appliances, free

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

12400 NE 11 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1,000. Appliances, free
water. 305-642-7080

1246 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$495 monthly, $750 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.

1302 NW 1 PLACE
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$650 monthly. All appliances
included. Section 8 OK. Call
-1317 NW 2Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.

135 NW 18 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$450 month. $700 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LDC TV. Call

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500. 786-236-1144 or

14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $450
Two bdrms, one bath $550.
Ms. Jackson 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrms, one bath $525
1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one.bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter'in #1
1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom,.one bath,
$495. Two bedrooms, one
bath $595. Appliances,
Ms. Bell #9

1835 NW 2 Court
Two bedrooms. Free water.
$900 move in. $450 deposit.
$450 monthly. 786-454-5213
1927B NW 56 Street
Two bedrooms. $700 mthly,
first and last. Free Water.
1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$475 Appliances, free gas.
200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080

2352 NW 97th St #A
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly. $200 deposit.
First and last. Call 786-515-
3020 or 305-691-2703.
2493 NW 91 Street #B
One bedroom. $475 mthly.
$200 deposit. First and last to
move in. Call 786-515-3020
or 305-691-2703.
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 954-430-0849

3195 NW 170 St (Rear)
Two bdrms., one bath, wa-
ter and light included. $1100
mthly, first and last move in.
786-260-2234 or
341 N.E. 77th Street
One bdrm apt. $650 a month;
$1300 to move in; call 305-
758-6133 or 786-514-5535.
411 NW 37 Street
Studio, $395 monthly.
Two bdrms., one bath, $650
monthly. All appliances
included. Call Joel

One bedroom, very nice $450
a month. Call 305-557-1750,
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency $425. Appliances
and free water.
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants.
$300 deposit. $675 first
month, $975 moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

540 NW 7 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$500. 305-642-7080
5551 NW 32 Avenue
One bdrm, $750 monthly,
$1000 to move in, water and
light included. First and Last.
60 and 61 Street
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 and $600, Appliances,
free water. 305-642-7080
676 NW 47 Street
One bedroom apt., $550
monthly. Call 786-487-8921.
6962 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
section 8 welcome. Call Mr.
Coats at 305-345-7833.
7527 North Miami Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
Renovated, new appliances,
parking. Section 8. HOPWA
OK. $695, plus security. Call
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. No calls after
7 p.m. 305-754-7900.
800 NW 67 Street
Large one bedroom, utilities
included. $675 moves you in.
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
One bdrm, tile, central air,
water Included. $750. Section
8 OKAYI 786-355-5665
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Up to Two Months Free Rent
One bdrm. starting at $720
Restrictions Apply
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.

Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
Easy qualify. Move in spe-
cials. One bedroom, $495;
two bedrooms, $595. Free
water 786-236-1144

One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-722-4433
One and two bdrms.
1250, 1231 NW 61 Street
Furnished studio apt., spec-
tacular ocean view, dedicated
parking, two pools, internet,
cable, gym, security, avail-
able 9/01/11-3/31/12. Re-
quires first and last month's
rent and security deposit.
Corner of NW 103 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, $700
monthly, $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
One and two bedrooms
6820 NW 17 Avenue

Two bdrms, one bath, $868,
one bedroom, $704, studio
$553, deposit. 305-297-0199

One bdrm, one bath. Special
$400. 305-722-4433
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750. Section 8 welcome.
One ,two, three bdrms,
1558, 1710 NW 1 PI
1130, 1132, NW 2 Ave
Please Call 305-603-9592
191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
2767 NW 198 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one and a
half baths, central air. Section
8 OKI 305-336-3133
Three bedrooms, two baths,
section 8 welcome.
1202 N.W. 58 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths.
Central air, Section 8 wel-
come, 305-318-9760.
1228 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1322 NE 146 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
front unit. Section 8 Wel-
comel Call 310-734-9262.
1510 NW 65 St #1
One bdrm., one bath, air and
water, $700 monthly, Section
8 okay, 305-490-9284.
1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $475,
free water. 305-642-7080

172 NW 52 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$650. Free water/electricity.

1721 N.W. 48th Street
Two bdrms., one bath, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, central air,
1747 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $750
Appliances. 305-642-7080
1812 NW 50 Street
Two bdrms, $875 monthly.
305-525-0619 305-331-3899.
1929 N.W. 55 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Central air. Nice area. $850
monthly. 305-681-3736.
2031 N.W. 98th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly tiled, central air, verti-
cals, Section 8 welcome. Call
305-710-2921 or
2452 and 2464 NW 44 St
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850; Three bedrooms, two
baths, $950 monthly. Cen-
tral air, low down payment,

2530 N.W. 97th Street
Two bdrms., one bath, $900
mthly, 786-985-1624
265 N.E. 58th Terrace
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths, all newl Central air,
Walk-in closets. $1275
monthly, 305-793-0002.
3359 NW 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile,
big back yard. $700 monthly
plus deposit. 786-210-7666
3633 NW 194 Terrace
Three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8. $1400. 754-423-2748.
3849 NW 157 Street
Two bdrms., one bath,
$1,050 mthly. 305-751-3381
5420 NW 7 Court
One bedroom, one bath, in-
cludes electric and water,
$650 monthly, 305-267-9449.
5631 SW Fillmore Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 monthly, first, and se-
curity. 786-370-0832.
574 NE 65 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths.
$900 mthly. 786-488-2264.
5927 SW 64 STREET
One bedroom, one bath, with
large living room, central
air and fenced yard. $795
monthly. Call 305-510-1482
6832 NW 2nd Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8, 786-277-0302.
730 N.W. 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
fenced yard and central air.
$850 monthly, Section 8 OKI
$500 security deposit. Call
305-681-5763 or 305-308-
8001 NW 11 Court
Units 1 4
Spacious one bedroom, walk-
in closet, $700 monthly, in-
cludes water, $1000 to move
in, tile floors, all new appli-
ances. 305-305-2311
8141 N.W. 5th Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, stove, refrigerator,
washer hook up. $900 month-
ly. Call 305-984-2162.
86 Street NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Call 305-754-7776


928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$525. Free Water.

93 Street NW 18 Avenue
Two bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, central air, $1,200. SEC-
TION 8 OK! 786-355-5665
Two or three bedrooms, wa-
ter and appliances included.
From $800 monthly.
Call 305-871-3280
505 NW 96th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, all
new, central air, $925, call
Three bedrooms, central air.
Section 8 OKI 786-269-5643
7753 N.W. 8 Ave.
Two bedrooms, two baths,
fenced, air, bars. $900 mthly.
13377 NW 30 Avenue
$130 weekly, air, private
kitchen, bath, free utilities.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1490 NW 56 Street
Furnished, $450 monthly.
1612 NW 51 Terrace
$550 moves you in. Utilities
included 786-389-1686.
271 NW 177 Street
$600 monthly, first and se-
curity to move in. 305-652-
Close to buses. References
required. 305-945-9506
Move-In Speciall $375
monthly. Call 305-717-6084.
Furnished Rooms
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1541 N.W. 69th Terrace
Clean room, $350 a month.
Call 305-479-3632.
16431 NW 17 Court
$120 weekly, $240 to move
in. Air and cable included.
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations. Call
2010 NW 55th Terrace
Air, $130 weekly, cable, utili-
ties included, 786-487-2286
3370 NW 214 Street
Clean rooms, $120 Weekly.
Jay, 305-215-8585.
5500 NW 5 Avenue
$85 wkly, free utilities, kitch-
en, bath, one person..
305-474-8186 305-691-3486
6601 NW 24 Court
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055.
Clean and nice, air. $100
weekly, $200 to move in.
Rooms, with home privileges.
Prices range from $90 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451.
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110 weekly,
$476 monthly.

10240 SW 171 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1345, appliances, central
air, fenced yard.
1160 NW 105th St
Two bedroom, one bath.
$2500 move-in and $1150
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
12620 NW 15 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one .bath,
central air, Section 8 wel-
come, $1275 monthly.
Call 954-357-2778
1282 NW 45 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, totally remodeled,
$1400 monthly. Two bed-
rooms, one bath duplex. Sec-
tion 8 welcome. More proper-
ties available for rent.
1490 NE 152 Street
Three bedrooms, one new
bath, tile, air, bars, $1,000.
No Section 81 Terry Deller-
son, Realtor. 305-891-6776
1580 NW 64 STREET
Large three bedrooms,
two baths, $1395 monthly,
central air, garage. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

15925 NW 22 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile, central air $1250 monthly
1827 NW 43 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, air.
$850. mthly. 305-688-5002
1863 N.W. 91st Street
Beautiful one bedroom, total-
ly remodeled, all appliances.
$650 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-746-4551.
20115 NW 9 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, Florida room, fenced.
Section 8 OK! $1600 mthly.
305-576-4025, 954-638-8842
2130 Wilmington Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Accepted.
CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
2140 NW 96 TERRACE
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile, central air. $1275 month-
ly. 305-662-5505
221 NW 82 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, in-
cludes water, $800 monthly.
2441 NW 104 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcomel
Call 310-734-9262
2770 NW 194 Terrace
Section 8 OKI Three bdrms,
one and a half baths, cen-
tral air, fresh paint. $1395 a
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2820 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, $850
monthly. Free water.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
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30604 SW 157 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
centra air, Section 8 OKI

3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$995, stove, refrigerator, free
water. 305-642-7080
3550 NW 194 Street
Three bdrms., two baths,
Section 8 or housing vouch-
ers only, 786-704-6595.
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Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths. Fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
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Dade border.
Call 954-243-6606
3833 NW 209 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1150, appliances.
5026 NW 23 Ave.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
all new appliances, water in-
cluded, $750 monthly, 305-
504 N.W. 58th Street
One bdrm, one bath, appli-
ances, air, bars, fenced yard.
Call 305-625-8909.
55 NW 83rd Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
fenced yard, and central air.
Section 8 preferred. Call Mr.
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586 NW 83 Street #A
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. 786-488-2264.
901 NW 49 Street
Three bdrms, one and a half
baths, $1500 mthly. First, last
and $1,000 deposit. No Sec-
tion 81 Call 786-541-5234
944 NW 81 Street B
Three small bedrooms, one
bath, $700 mthly. Security
$500. Water included. Call
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, Section 8 OK. $1400
monthly. 786-251-2744.
Four bedrooms, two baths
central air, $1,500 monthly.
Four bedrooms, two baths.
No Section 8. Call 305-624-
1137. Ask for Carl
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
1230 NW 128 Street
Three bdrms, two baths, no
credit, SSI ok, $1350 mthly.
Behind in Your Rent? 24
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172 THF MIAMI TIMES. AUGUST 24-30. 2011

Players pressed

By Jack Carey

The attorney who repre-
sents the bankruptcy trustee
overseeing incarcerated for-
mer Miami (Fla.) booster Nev-
in Shapiro's defunct invest-
ment company said recently
that athletes who received
gifts and cash from Shapiro
could be facing lawsuits if
they don't volunteer to repay
the trustee.
Money or gifts bestowed

upon players as a result of the
Ponzi scheme involving Shap-
iro's Capitol Investments USA
are viewed as fraudulent un-
der bankruptcy law.
"The trustee, Joel Tabas,
was appointed by the Justice
Department to oversee the
case," Miami attorney Gary
Freedman said. "We have fi-
duciary duties to investigate
these claims and, if we think
we have an obligation, to try
to recover them. It's not our

to repay money
intention to cause these ath- only one involving a Ponzi
letes any further tension or scheme affecting sports.
embarrassment. I would pre- A Manhattan federal ap-
fer they reach out to me to try peals court ruled this week
to resolve the claims without that New York Mets owners
a lawsuit." Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz
Shapiro told Yahoo Sports could have to turn over at
he provided impermissible least $300 million to Irving
benefits to at least 72 athletes Picard, the trustee who is try-
from 2002 to 2010. Among ing to recoup money from the
them are NFL players Willis Ponzi scheme orchestrated by
McGahee, Vince Wilfork and Bernie Madoff. Wilpon and
Jonathan Vilma. Katz have agreed to sell part
The Miami case is not the of the team to raise the money.

Lawsuit possible: Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork,
right, is among those accused of receiving gifts at Miami

Alique Terry (I-r), Kolkani Grant, Charles Mitchell, Deveron Ferguson,
Damian Thorton, Tyree Johnson, Cody Williams, Joseph Williams, Johna-
than Spicer, Christian Williams and Coach Spicer.

Jesus People teams win state championship
Jesus People Ministries Church International guidarice under Pastor/
CEO Dr. Gloria Williams sponsors youth basketball teams every summer.
The church sent three teams to Avon Park, Florida for The Eddie B. Loyd
11th Annual Statewide Youth Basketball Championship. The tournament
is sponsored with the Florida Christian Association of America (FCAA).
Congratulations to The 15 & Under Team (Coach Oliver Spicer, Jr.) and
The 17 & Under Team (Coach Jerry Johnson) for winning the state cham-
pionships and bringing the titles back to South Florida.

E C-

First row: Isiah Dumeus (I-r), Guerschon Christope, Prince Foster, Or-
lando Foster and Carlos Velez. Second row: Pernell Riggins, Johnathan
Spicer, Kevin Bueno and Coach Kelvin Farrington.

American Patriots represent Miami-Dade
On Saturday, August 6, a former student athlete was remembered.
Owen Walker, Jr., a past student from Florida Agriculture and Mechani-
cal University (FAMU) life was celebrated. Walker died of cardiac arrest in
January 2009 at the age of 22 while a student at FAMU. The Walker fam-
ily started The Cross Over Owen Walker, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Basketball Tournament. The foundation gives a student (senior) that par-
ticipates in the tournament a $1,000 scholarship. The tournament was
held in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Friday, August 5 and continued Sat-
urday evening, August 6 for the teams that made it to the championship.
American Senior High School played six games with two games going into
overtime. The American Patriots played hard and gave Miami-Dade a sec-
ond place title in the overall tournament.

Serena Williams out with sore toe

,By Associated Press

MASON, Ohio (AP) -
Serena Williams woke
up with a sore and swol-
len right big toe recently,
prompting her to with-
draw from the Western
& Southern Open the
latest in her long streak
of foot problems and setbacks.
Williams had won two straight
tournaments at Stanford and To-
ronto, and her win on last Tuesday
night at the Cincinnati-area tour-
nament was her seventh match in
eight days.
She decided to withdraw and rest
the foot, which she cut on glass at
a restaurant and needed two op-

S erations to repair last year.
Williams was rounding back
into form with the U.S. Open
S^ less than-two weeks away.
"I don't think this is a

big chance," she said. "I just
don't think that would be
Williams is the third high-
profile player to miss some or all of
the tournament because of injury.
Sister Venus Williams withdrew
before the start because of a virus
that also forced her to sit out the
tournament ii Toronto. Defending
champion Kim Clijsters couldn't
play because of an injured abdo-

Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Resolution No. R-597-11, adopted on July 19, 2011,
by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, notice is hereby
given of a Special Election on September 13, 2011, for the purpose of submitting to
the qualified electors residing in the proposed district, for their approval or disapproval,
the following proposal:
Shall Resolution No. 9165 relating to Carol City Street Lighting
Improvement District be amended to Annex the Venetian Gardens Area,
as provided for in County Ordinance No. 11-50?
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters residing within the proposed area who will
be eligible to vote YES or NO for the 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 will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Code of
Miami-Dade County and other applicable provisions of general law relating to special
Lester Sola
Supervisor of Elections
Miami-Dade County, Florida


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Hernandez, Andres C 5700 Collins Ave #E4 MIAMI BEACH FL 33140 Poetro, Madeline E 6820 Gratian St CORAL GABLES FL 33146
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Hightower, Nellie R 1121 NW 89Th St MIAMI FL 33150 Pardee, Jean L 508 Hardee Rd CORAL GABLES FL 33146
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Iza, Marloroso 2121 N Bayshore Dr #1406 MIAMI FL 33137 Placeres, Hildelisa M 900 NW 34Th Ave MIAMI FL 33125
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Lester Solo
Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
SipBvizB Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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