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Leadership says 'we got your back' ..

Democrats cannot take Black vote for

By DeWayne Wickham
CHARLOTTE -- Thir Sunday nighl gathering at the
Frie ndshlp Mi ;sinirv ml\ lplipit Cliurch wa. hIilled as
a celebi.ation of the Illuclk rlIlc-gatr s to the Democrat-
ic convention who had come to town to nominate
Prir:idrnt Oboulin fori a second tern in thr White
I 10m-c
But likle the last Imijot meeting or Black Demo-
cr'al in this Soulthern city, this gathering had a

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higher purpose. Back in 1976, hundreds of Black
activists and politicians a "Caucus of Black Dem-
ocrats" came here to plot a strategy for flexing
their political muscle. They developed a platform of
issues they wanted their presidential candidates to
embrace m return for the support of Black voters.
Among the things the,, demanded were an easing of
the voter registration process, a national health in-
surance plan, a domestic "Marshall Plan" to rebuild
the nation's urban areas and a concerted effort to

close the gap between the u;icinployment rates of
whites and Blacks.
This time, the muscle flexing of the Blacks who've
come to Charlotte is aimed at the GOP and for
good reason. Republicans want to dismantle the na-
tional health insurance law that is the domestic
policy centerpiece of Obama's presidency; A
legislate what many Democrats believe .
are barriers to voter participation; and
Please turn to DEMOCRATS 6A

Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis

F So. Florida's leading Black voice turns 90

By D. Kevin McNeir

The Black press has served a vital
role in our community since March of
1827, when Samuel Cornish and John
Brown Russwurm collaborated to form
the nation's first Black newspaper -
the Freedman's Journal in New York
City. It was a weekly newspaper and the
two publishers said they had taken on
the mission of "pleading our own cause."
Many others would follow suit, in
places like Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit,

and refugees
By Kelli Kennedy
Associated Press
The state paid back nearly
$600,000 to welfare recipients who
were denied benefits during a four-
month period last year because they
failed or refused to take a drug test
after a federal judge temporarily
halted the law, figures from state
welfare officials show.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott cham-
pioned a law that required welfare
applicants to pay for and pass a
drug test from July through October
last year. Roughly 4,000 adults did
not have drugs in their system and

Los Angeles and here in Miami. Some
would struggle to survive battling rac-
ism of the white world or seeking ways
to make ends meet in order to maintain
their publishing schedules. At one point
there were some 200 Black newspa-
pers, nationwide. Today just under 100
remain in circulation. Among them is
The Miami Times, which this week cel-
ebrates its 90th year of continuous ser-
As was the case when The Miami Times
was founded in September 1923
Please turn to 90 YEARS 6A

Obama presses case

for four more years
By Laura Meckler its overarching ambition is to rebut
Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney,
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-With Repub- who used last week's Republican Na-
licans trying to fan disappoint- tional Convention to try to pry
ment with President Barack away the president's 2008
'",-"m ia's leIder '-:.p Dem- \ voters by casting him as a
ocrats begin the final a nice 12 -gov-who- isn't u"'to
run to the election with the challenge.
a convention beginning I Democratic officials
here Tuesday that aims said Obama would re-
to convince economically spond by showing waver-
struggling voters the presi- ing voters what the next
dent has a workable plan for four years will look like if he
a turnaround, is given a second term.
The Democratic Party's goals for
the three-day gathering include wid- NEW POLICY PROPOSALS
ening its advantages among female A senior Obama campaign official
and Hispanic voters while Limiting said the president may offer one
Obama's losses among white, work- or two new policy proposals in his
ing-class ones. At the same time, Please turn to FOUR YEARS 6A

. 0Ma,

108 tested posi-
tive. Nearly 2,500
people refused
to take the drug
test, although it's
unclear why they
refused, accord-
ing to figures from
the Department
of Children and

Nearly 4,000 families that failed or
refused to take the test were denied
the benefits during that four-month
period, the agency said. Under the
Temporary Assistance For Needy
Please turn to TESTING 6A

College: An impossible dream for Black males?

Few mentors, rising costs just two reasonsfor this crisis
Part II Black men seeking higher ed- to reverse this troubling trend
ucation in this country's col- of so few Black men moving on
By D. Kevin McNeir leges and universities. In part from high school to college.
kmcneir@mianitimesonline.com two, we continue our analy-
sis of statistics and programs FMU'S PRESIDENT TAKES
Our lead story in last week's from local colleges and speak PROACTIVE APPROACH
edition of The Miami Times fo- with other Black educators, Dr. Henry Lewis, III, 62, has
caused on the plight of young asking them what can be done been the president of Florida

Memorial Uni-
versity [FMU]
for 18 months.
He says the sec-
ondary school
system that is
BLAKE robbing Black
males of their
"aspiration and desire to nego-
tiate an academic experience."

"Our student enrollment this
year is around 1,700 students
- two-thirds of that popu-
lation are female, he said."
[FMU's ethnic numbers are:
Black, 90 percent; Hispanic, 5
percent; white and/or interna-
tional, 5 percent]., Graduation
numbers pretty much mirror
Please turn to BLACK MALES 4A

Miami Gardens witnesses a changing of the guard

By Gregory W. Wright
; 11 ., t i,./it ,i *,., ;i 7 1 ,d,' ,

A new era has begun in the
City of Miami Gardens when
last Thursday, people includ-
ing State Representatives and
county commissioners to Mi-
ami Garden's "favorite son"
rapper and recording artist
Flo Rida, turned out in force
for the swearing-in ceremony
of Oliver Gilbert.
With his mother standing
by his side, and as previous
mayor Shirley Gibson deliv-
ered the oath of office, Gil-
bert became only the second
mayor in the brief nine-year
history of Miami Gardens, It
is the County's third largest
city with a population of near-


ly 110,000 residents. In addi-
tion, Miami Gardens boasts
as b-,in,L the largest predomi-
n.riil, Black city in the state
of Florida,
In addition to Gilbert, two
City Council Members were
also sworn into office: Lillie
Odom, representing Council
Seat 1; and David Williams,
Jr, representing Council Seat
Once sworn in, Mayor Gil-
bert told the crowd that he
wanted to build a city.that his
father would be proud to call
home and. his son would be
proud to return to.
"In pursuit of a safer com-
munity, we will add more [po-
lice] officers this year,"
Please turn to CHANGE 6A

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State pays out after

drug testing halted

Governor blamed for exploiting poor people

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The Miami Times: 90

years of service to the

Black community
t hasn't always been easy. In fact with wars abroad and
riots at home, depressions and recessions, hurricanes and
floods, and the ever present destructive power of racism,
it's a wonder that the family-owned Miami Times didn't just pack
up, shut the doors and go home. But that was not what H.E. Si-
gismund Reeves had in mind when he set up his printing press
in 1923 and began to roll out the news each week for, by and
about Blacks in Miami.

Ninety years later we are still carrying on the tradition that
this visionary man from the Bahamas first established. And we
remain committed to dealing with difficult issues, informing our
community and providing stories that inspire week after week.

Three things should be highlighted as we look back over the
years. First, our motto has served as our mission statement -
integrity, insight and influence and it has guided us well.
Second, in a world where true commitment has almost become
a four-letter word, The Miami Times has exemplified the real
meaning of dedication. From our founder, this award-winning
publication has been passed down to subsequent generations,
each bringing its own flair and distinctive mark on disseminat-
ing the news. Finally, no matter what the circumstances, we are
proud to be able to say that we have never missed a publication,
not once in our now 90 years of existence.

One writer once said, "The times they are a-changing." And
while that is certainly true, the spirit that is alive and fuels the
family and staff of The Miami Times has not. Of course, we are
adapting to changes in the industry, welcoming and master-
ing the many new modes of transmitting the written word and
broadening our base of readers and advertisers. Like all things
that survive, we are continuing to evolve.

We thank each of you, our readers, for inviting us into your
homes and businesses each week. Let's keep it going for genera-
tions to come.

Of Katrina and Isaac
As Hurricane Isaac battered the Gulf Coast on Wednes-
day, it faced a New Orleans very different than the
one Katrina ravaged exactly seven years earlier.
The city was better prepared and better protected. Com-
munications were faster. Leadership appeared smarter and
more effective. Residents were attuned to dangers they once
shrugged off.

Nothing, it seems, focuses the mind quite like a disaster,
especially one like Katrina that devastated a great American
city, killed 1,800 along the Gulf Coast and left $135 billion in
damages. Too bad that's what it takes these days to spur the
sorts of spending on public works than can prevent disaster
in the first place.

Since 2005, the federal government, working at warp speed
for a giant bureaucracy, has spent $14.5 billion to rebuild
failed levees, replace pumping stations and erect gargantu-
an floodgates around New Orleans. This year, Louisiana ap-
proved a plan to restore coastal wetlands, the natural barri-
ers that deter flooding. The city has more sensible building
codes and evacuation plans.

By no means are the improvements fail-safe. Isaac, which
came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, promptly ravaged
low-lying Plaquemines Parish, just outside New Orleans' ring
of walls, with 12-foot surges that overtopped parish levees.
Some people ignored orders to evacuate; again, as during Ka-
trina, stranded residents had to be plucked from rooftops.
Slow-moving Isaac caused massive power outages and threat-
ened to cause severe flooding as it crawled inland.

At least during daylight hours on Wednesday, New Orleans'
new levees and pumps appeared to be doing their job. But
what about other expensive, long-term public works projects
needed in other parts of the country?

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the
nation's infrastructure a cumulative "D" in its most recent
assessment of everything from bridges and roads to systems
to treat drinking water.

One-third of the nation's major roads are in "poor or me-
diocre condition," the engineers found. More than one in
four of its bridges are "either structurally deficient or func-
tionally obsolete." Yet officials pay scant attention. About 85
percent of the nation's estimated 100,000 miles of levees are
locally built and maintained. Many now are supposed to pro-
tect communities. Yet no one knows whether they are reli-
able. Just last week, levees protecting most of Sacramento
and other parts of California's Central Valley were declared to
have failed federal maintenance criteria.

Politicians have always been reluctant to set priorities and
finance complex, multibillion dollar projects whose conclu-
sion is years or decades away. But with interest rates low and
unemployment high, this is an ideal time for long-term infra-
structure iir.,', r,, incl ts. If Katrina failed to drive 'home the
lesson t li. i, '* I can spend it now or spend more later then
nothing will -USA Ilay,,r

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GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982
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RACHEL J. REEVES. Publisher and Chairman

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that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back ..

M B\ EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@washingtonpost.com

Your turn, Mr. President, to tell your side
We have reached a phase of For all the effort and money Romney is simply betting that House and sornel
the presidential campaign that the two camps have spent try- the anemic economic recovery win a supermajoi
could be called the Season of ing to "define" the opponent, now under way will become a ate, Romney's ide
Empty Metaphors. Obama and Romney stubborn- healthy one. mostly would:
At their convention here, Mitt ly retain the same identities How will he accomplish that tact, either.
Romney and the Republicans they've had all along. Neither is transformation? Beats me. Perhaps the sl
held serve. Romney may have going to change, or be changed, Romney is vague when it comes ence between r
failed to hit any home runs into someone else. I hate to be to specifics. But I can safely and potential
with his acceptance speech, blunt, but: Deal with it. say that if you believe repealing c:nsequi.ential, a
but he sprayed the outfield with GOP convention organizers the Affordable Care Act and short term is
singles and doubles. Sure, his came away feeling they made keeping 31 million uninsured c:,. which neither
campaign staff left money on great progress in "humanizing" Americans from getting health chosen to empha
the table by allowing Clint East- no peacenik, as w
wood to waste valuable network n Charlotte, of course, we'll hear Obama's side of the story. Qaeda can attest.
airtime conversing with an But we already know it: He took office during the worstfinan- rhetoric, especia
empty chair. But the conven- Iran's nuclear
tion did more than enough to cial crisis since the Great Depression, coaxed the economy grown increasing
turbocharge the base and sling- into stability and then moderate growth, saved the auto industry I worry that his i
shot the GOP candidate into the and, yes, pushed through a package of health insurance reforms betray a danger
homestretch. But we didn'
Now President Obama and : about world alft
the Democrats are off to Char- Romney. We know more now care coverage will do the and I doubt .e
lotte to generate their own set of about his personal life the trick, Romney's your guy. in Charlotte. Nei
cliches. It doesn't take clairvoy- story he told about his father In Charlotte, of course, we'll time for such dis
ance to predict that when the giving his mother a single rose hear Obama's side of the story. there are indePrer
convention is over, some pundit every day was beautiful and But we already know it: He took be wooed and sw
or politicians will pronounce it touching but he has made office during the worst financial frightened out of
as having amounted to three clear that he's not running to be crisis since the Great Depres- haps the most su
yards and a cloud of dust. empathizer in chief. His basic sion, coaxed the economy into opment in the c
Blah blah blah. The truth is promise is to somehow make stability and then moderate far is that Repu
that for all the action-packed, jobs shower down from the growth, saved the auto indus- the "Mediscare" c
content-free verbiage employed heavens. Voters must decide try and, yes, pushed through a are enormously
to describe it, the contest be- whether to believe him or not. package ofJqealth insurance re- themsq~,es,for di
tween Obasia and Romney --s Ins Inhi sp::i he r a i.e- forms that substantial numbers crats, however,
been remarkably static. M.'t cific pledge: 12 milli. n ew jobs. of Americans don't like. dent that ultimal
polls have the race within the This sounds ambitious and bold Obama's essentially Keynes- it most effectively
margin of error. Obama has until you do the math. To reach ian, demand-side ideas for So now, ahem
a somewhat easier path to a that goal in months of a boosting the recovery and cre- the Democrats'
majority in the Electoral Col- presidency ean an av- ating more jobs have been than halftime bu
lege, but Romney and his allies erage of 25( jobs each thwarted by Republicans in eleventh hour. Ar
have an advantage in campaign month a he P ut not out- Congress. And unless the GOP toward Election
funds, landish number. In essence, were to keen control of the is still nowhere ti

how manage to
-ity in the Sen-
;as tax cuts,
n't survive in-

harpest differ-
he candidates
ally the niust
t least in the
in foreign poh-
camnpaig -i has
size. Obama is
ihat's left of al-
But Romney's
lly concerning
program, has
gly belligerent.
hawkish words
us impatience.
t hear niuch
urs in Ta.ipa
11 hear m.ich
other p:arr, has
trad: tl-ins \vhern
dent \ voters 'to
ing voters to be
their wits. Per-
irprising devel-
:ampaign thus
blicans played
:ard first -- and
pleased with
going so. Demo-
remain confi-
:ely they'll play
, the ball is in
court. It's later
.t not quite the
id as we slouch
Day, "Big Mo"
o be found.


Why Condoleezza Rice's speech matters .
Many of the Black Repub- tialed. Despite concerns from (And she has said she would are still the undercard to Paul
licans playing big roles on the party base about her sup- not serve in Romney's cabinet). Ryan, who will make his formal
the national scene are easy port for abortion rights, Rice is Rice, unlike other former Bush speech accepting the vice-pres-
to dismiss as either too green also popular in the GOP (a Fox aides, has not spent the last idential nomination. But Rice's
(Utah's Mia Love), opportu- News poll in July found she four years attacking Obama on speech is one of the rare ones
nistic (Obama backer-turned- was the person Republicans FOX News. For many Ameri- at a convention that could be
opponent Artur Davis) or lack- most wanted to see as Mitt cans, last Wednesday's speech worth watching. Unlike Ryan,
ing in seriousness (Herman Romney's vice-president) and will be the first time they've re- McCain or most Republicans,
Cain). But Condoleezza Rice could have some appeal to mi- ally heard from Rice since Bush she has not been strongly anti-
is none of those things, and nority voters and women who left office.The speech comes as Obama from the beginning. In
that's why her last Wednesday the GOP desperately needs to Rice is elevating her public pro- 2008, she wouldn't say if who
night prime-time speech at the win in November. Rice, un- file after three years of focus- she voted for (but implied she
Republican National Conven- like those other Black Repub- ing on her teaching at Stanford supported McCain simply be-
tion matters. While the former licans, has more credibility as and avoiding the limelight. She cause he is a Republican) and
national security adviser and a speaker in part because she has endorsed and appeared at said after Obama's election, "as
secretary of state hardly has has little to gain from associat- fundraisers for GOP candidates an African American (Black),
an unblemished record (she ing with Romney. If the former such as Love, and recently ac- I'm especially proud." She has
was one of the leading figures Massachusetts governor won, cepted membership at Augusta over the last year suggested
advising George W. Bush in it's very unlikely Rice would be National, becoming one of the President Obama has failed to
the run-up to the Iraq War), tapped as secretary of state or first two female members at lead on foreign policy, but not
she is unquestionably creden- national security adviser again the famous golf club. And they exactly detailed how.


Stop texting and driving: "It can wait"
Two weeks ago, AT&T times more likely to be in an texting is actually worse. Let me that and we have
launched an "It Can Wait" Cam- accident. If that was not bad break it down like this Car and titudes and beha'
paign. Now this is not about enough 75 percent of teens say Driver did a study that showed ok to text and drive
whether or not you use their texting and driving is common Unimpaired: deal and it can we
service, but are you willing to with them and their friends. .54 seconds to brake Injuries Paralys
end the practice of texting while What I don't get is that we know Legally drunk: add 4 feet They can all wait.
driving. This call to stop texting its a problem. The AAA Founda- Reading e-mail: add 36 feet. partners challenge
and driving is not a new one. tion did a poll that showed 87 Sending a text: add 70 feet Parents, your babi
Oprah launched a major initia- percent of responders believe Don't believe me. Ask those people, your peer
tive in 2010 challenging the na- that texting and driving is a who have been disfigured, par- movement at w
tion starting with her own staff very serious safety threat which alyzed, or the families of those org. Get 20 twit
to end the use of mobile devices is only 3 percent less than the who have lost loved ones to followers or farnil',
while driving. But it didn't seem 90 percent that said the same someone texting and driving, take the pledge wit
to stick. The increased number thing about drunk driving. If Will Smith's "Seven Pounds" il- have to do is hang
of drivers on U.S. roads (over this is real why is there not a lustrated the chilling reality of a off. It really is that
196 million) coupled with the movement? MADD. Mothers man living with the pain of kill- we do that, not ai
over 327 million mobile devices Against Drunk Driving was a ing his loved ones. daughter will hav
in the hands of U.S. citizens movement that said not on our Canada has banned cell cause someone
has created a perfect storm, watch. While many of us have phone use; in the UK you cant phone and behind
the results of which have been problems demonizing texters even use mobile devices at stop and just not payin
100,000 texting related crashes the way we do drunk drivers, lights and in the US almost all Stop texting and
a year. In the time it takes you the results can be the same states have or are working on ily Their touch
to type LMAO or BRT you're 23 and the impairment caused by policy. But legislation is just than that text.

to change at-
vior. It is not
re....It is a big
ait. Accidents
sis and death.
So spouses/
ge your boo,
.es and young
s to join the
ter, facebook
. members to
th you. All we
up or switch
simple. Once
another son or
re to die be-
was on the
i the wheel-
.g attention.
I driving fam-
means more

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Romney and Ryan want no labor unions
Let's be clear: The Republican situation has changed dramati- facts stand in the way of their found in poverty,
ticket for the presidency Mitt cally. The Republican Party has opinions.Fundamentally, Rom- and poor health.
Romney and Paul Ryan have become deeply hostile to work- ney and Ryan see in unions an vorld recognizes t]
their eyes set on eliminating ers having any organizations. obstacle to their objectives of mands are basic h
labor unions from the U.S. They like to portray unions as increasing wealth for those at Unfortunately, th
scene. No, they will not pass being contrary to productivity the top. Unions demand that Ryan ticket looks
a law eliminating unions; they and growth. Actually, the facts workers receive fair compen- obstacles to prof
don't need to. The existing la- are a bit more complicated. If station for the work that they you hear attacks c
bor laws are so weak that they Romney and Rya
make it difficult for workers to gestions that union
join and form unions. Addition- additionally, Romney and Ryan would make sure to ap- get in the way of
ally, Romney and Ryan would point individuals to the National Labor Relations Board fair to ask: "Whc
make sure to appoint individu- and the Federal Labor Relations Authority who are eager When you hear
als to the National Labor Re- unions for being
nations Board and the Federal to undermine unions. fair to ask: "Are ur
Labor Relations Authority who sible for all of the
are eager to undermine unions. you look at the construction provide. Unions demand that to the upper 1 pe
Further, they could just turn a industry, for instance, union- working conditions be safe in population?"Blami
blind eye to employer attacks ized construction is both more order to protect the lives of the as popular as this
on unions.Why? The answer is productive and of higher qual- workforce, even if such pro- Republican circles
quite simple. As opposed to the ity than non-union construc- tections cost the employer a has a very simple
Republican Party of the early tion. Repeated studies have little bit. Unions demand that keep your eyes off
1970s that contained notables demonstrated this. Neverthe- workers have retirement in- i.e., 'to keep you
who accepted the right of work- less, people such as Romney come so that the latter years ing on who has th
ers to join and form unions, the and Ryan do not wish to let the of workers' lives are not ones power.

Most of the
hat these de-
uman rights.
he Romney/
at them as
its.So, when
on unions by
n, and sug-
ns somehow
growth, it is
)se growth?"
attacks on
greedy, it is
lions respon-
wealth going
percent of the
ng unions,
s is in many
these days,
objective: to
Sof the prize,
from focus-
e wealth and


'Politricks' of white supremacy is too much \
The 2012 political season is in ticular, I am appealing to Blacks supremacy are being openly prac- Iowa, Hank Williams J
full throttle toward the Novem- and others of good will and judg- ticed and advocated to the detri- the state fair and saic
ber 6 national elections. The ment to not fall prey to the re- ment of Blacks and others who than 8,000 people, "
Democrats and.the Republicans vived campaigns of voter suppres- believe in a pluralistic, racially- a Muslim president v
have determined their respective sion in many of the crucial swing diverse democracy. A politrick is farming, hates the milil
national standard bearers and states. We need a record Get-Out- a deceptive political tactic that at- the U.S., and we hate 1
delineated their issue platforms The-Vote (GOTV) effort across the' tempts to use positive discourse, liams displayed the pc
and public policy agenda and pri- nation. There are some mischief- phrases or rhetoric to hide the white supremacy to the
orities. Black Americans, Latino makers who are trying to sug- negative intent and consequences the crowd at the fair. V

Why are so few Black youth

going to college?
Minister, Miami Retired, Miami

We are los-
ing our Black

world ande a
society where
their value as
humans is continually negated.
Many are not armed with the
skills they need to even go on
to college.

Unemployed, Miami

Young men don
the options
they have.
Too many are
involved with
street life and
find it more
than studying
hard. It's the
illusion of liv-
ing the glamorous
that comes with it.

Educator, Miami

Young Black men are under.
attack. But
many have
too, especially
in reading.
So many get
frustrated and
drop out of
school early.
At that point,
we've lost most of them. Then,
we don't do enough for our kids
who fall behind. How can they
possibly survive the rigors of

Even my
own son
was unable
to avoid the
temptation of
the streets.
Now he's .in
jail. Black par-
ents are doing.our best for our
children but it seems they just
think they know better than we
do. At home they seem to un-
derstand but then with a little
freedom they do something to-
tally unbelievable. We have to
take more time with out chil-
dren, both boys and girls.

Student, Miami

A lot don't
go to college
because their
friends aren't
doing. Their
friends go af-
ter fast money
and so they do
the same things, It's all about
your peers. But even if they
have decent grades the cost of
college has gone up and many
Blacks can't afford it.,

Massage therapist, Jacksonville

The impor-
tance of edu-
cation has lost
value in the
Black com-
munity. We
don't empha-
size its impor-
tance enough -
like our parents and grand-
parents did to us. Many of our
youth and some adults think
owning a pair of Air Jordans or
LeBrons is more essential than
saving for college. Our priorities
are way out of order.

Americans and millions of other
Americans who are eligible and
registered to vote will determine
not only the future of the U. S. for
the next four years, but also the
future of America's standing in
the world community.
Obama-Biden verses Romney-
Ryan will be the ultimate politi-
cal contest between the forces of
progress and the forces of back-
wardness. But even amid the
multitude, of negative radio and
television ads that attempt to at-
tack the character and integrity
of candidates for high office and
service to the nation, caution
should be put in place to. avoid
being turned-off or cynically
alienated from the important civic
and moral responsibility to stand
up, speak out and vote. In par-

n 2012 the politricks of racial hatred, division and obfuscation
continues to escalate into a counterproductive manifestation
of what I call the 'politricks of white supremacy.'

gest that Blacks should not be
enthusiastic about voting in 2012
because of the persistence of pov-
erty and unemployment, as well
as the disproportionate incarcer-
ation in our communities. These
real matters, however, are exactly
why we should have the highest
voter turnout ever.
There is another matter that I
feel obligated to lift up at this time
and it is the issue of the steady
rise in both overt and covert acts,
rhetorical statements, and other
schemes where the tenets of white

of extremist ideological actions.
In 2012 the politricks of racial
hatred, division and obfusca-
tion continues to escalate into a
counterproductive manifestation
of what I call- the 'politricks of
white supremacy.' In Ohio, state
election officials publicly bemoan
what they feel is a "contortion
of the voting process to accom-
modate urban voters." That's a
politrick to try to justify the sup-
pression of Black America. voters
and other who are concentrated
in the urban centers of Ohio. In

r. sang at
d to more
We've got
who hates
tary, hates
him." Wil-
olitricks of
e cheers of
We will not

allow the politricks of the present
moment to divert us off course.
Nor will we allow our conscious-
ness to be dulled by the attempts
of the perpetrators of injustice
and economic inequality to make
some of us believe that the social
conditions of Blacks and oth-
ers are in a permanent, irrevers-
ible state. Change has happened
and more change will happen
again. Forward ever, backwards
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. is presi-
dent of the Hip-Hop Summit Ac-
non Network and Education On-
line Services Corporation. He also
serves as senior adviser for the
Diamond Empowerment Fund
and National Director of Occupy
the Dream and can be reached at

BY ROGER CALDWELL, Miami Times contributor, jet38@bellsouth.net

Governor Scott still speaking two-sided
There is a contradiction in that the president is putting the ing our president is not doing he cut $615 billi
what Republicans say and what nation's security at risk if the anything, and when he does budget and a la
they do. At the Republican con- military cuts are implemented, something our governor wants was in education
vention there was an electronic Nevertheless, in Governor Scot's to stop the plan with other Re- With all the
clock that showed how much letter he said, "While I agree publican governors and law- Florida,. our gov
the federal debt increased every with many Americans that the makers. cided to advise t
hour. Governor Scott has been a federal government must reduce Governor Scott goes around' ernment on how
fierce critic of federal spending, spending, reduce taxes and cre- the state and the world and spend their bi

but before the convention, he
sent a letter to federal leaders in
the House and Senate to stop an
estimated $500 billion 10 year
reduction in defense spending.
President Obama gave a spe-
cial congressional deficit re-
duction super-committee the
responsibility to come up with
a way to cut the deficit by $1.2
trillion. The automatic cuts,
known as the "sequester" are
part of last year's deal to raise
the nation's debt ceiling. Since
the super-committee could not
agree on a plan, the budget
would face an automatic cut of
$1.2 trillion over a decade, split
evenly between defense and do-
mestic programs..
The automatic cuts were a
bipartisan agreement made by
both Senate and the House, and
is planned to start in January
2013. But Republican gover-.
nors and lawmakers are arguing

Out of one side of his mouth our governor is saying our
president is not doing anything, and when he does
something our governor wants to stop the plan with
other Republican governors and lawmakers.

ate an environment conducive to
private sector job growth. I urge
you to prioritize.the safety and
security of our nation and the
strength of our economy as you
focus on the issues related to
the budget and sequestration.
I encourage you to replace the
impending and disastrous de-
fense cuts with reduction in
other non-essential govern-
ment services."
It appears that our governor
cannot make up his mind on
bringing down the federal debt
with hard choices or let the def-
icit increase. Out of one side of
his mouth our governor is say-

tells everyone that he is a job
creator for Florida. But many
Florida residents remember
that our governor rejected more
than $2 billion for a high-speed
rail at the beginning of his
term, and he is cutting public
jobs statewide. In his first year

on in the state
rge percentage
problems in
'ernor has de-
he federal gov-
w they should
iudet.. In his

letter, he suggested that the
cuts would not only harm the
state's economy, but could
jeopardize the safety of Floridi-
ans. Instead of making military
cuts the governor suggests a
far more responsible and sen-
sible step toward balancing the
federal budget is repealing the
Affordable Care Act.
I am sure our governor will
get an answer, because he
is the governor of a powerful
state, but I am wondering what
certain congressional and fed-
eral leaders did with the letter.

't recognize

life and all

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Homestead Mayor Steven C. Bateman (1-r), Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado, Kindness Award Winner Juanita Smith for her years
of service at a local soup kitchen, Councilwoman Judy Waldman and Councilman Stephen R. Shelley.

City of Homestead remembers acts

of kindness during hurricane Andrew

Twentr years ago, the City
of Homestead experienced
devastation as Hurricane
Andrew swept through hun-
dreds of homes and business-
es. Out of that tragedy, the
kindness that people showed

towards one another and
willingness to help strang-
ers overcome this disaster
left a lasting impression on
Councilwoman Judy Wald-
man. To honor those acts,
Waldman has been :honoring

those deserving residents for
the last 10 years. The Kind-
ness Awards are a way for
residents in our community
to recognize those acts and
to remember the resilience of
the human spirit and its will-

ingness to assist in times of
need. The community gath-
ered recently at the 20th An-
niversary Hurricane Andrew
Kindness Awards Banquet to
honor past and present re-

City of Miami Police Department Officer William R. Cook

Cook promoted to sergeant

Follows in footsteps of hisfather

City of Miami Police Depart-
ment Officer William R. Cook
was recently promoted to the
rank of sergeant. He is the son
,of Willie Cook (1932-1976) and
Versie Lee Hardy. In 1954,
Willie Cook joined the Thom-
asville Police Department and
became one of its first Black
police officers. Now his son fol-
lows in his footsteps.

Celebration toasts new Liberty City

apartments with Comm. Edmonson

Vice Chairwoman Audrey
Edmonson joined Carlisle
Development and residents of
Liberty City on August 16th
to celebrate the topping-off of
The Anchorage Apartments.
2320 NW 62nd St., Miami,
a new housing development
destined for teenagers who
age out of the foster care
system. Edmonson sought
to build this type of housing
because of the many foster
care teenagers coming to her
office seeking help finding a

place to live After turning
18, teenagers are no longer
under the care of the foster
care system and their foster
care families can no longer
care for them.
"This is another example of
a publc-privare partnership
which succeeds in bring-
ing much needed housing to
District 3," she said. "One
of every 10 foster children
stays in foster care longer
than seven years and each
year about 15,000 reach the

age of majority and leave
foster care without a per-
manent family many to
join the ranks of the home-
less or to commit crimes and
be imprisoned. "I hope that
The Anchorage is the first
of many such projects and
serves as an example of how
we can combat homelessness
in our teenage population,
providing these young people
a safe and sound home from
which to begin their new life
as independent adults."

Obstacles remain for college bound men

continued from 1A

our enrollment percentages of
male-to-female. Is there a cri-
sis among Black males? Yes,
whether it's at HBCUs or ma-
jority colleges. Black males
are severely underrepresent-
ed. The mindset we want to
instill is one that says q can
succeed' as opposed to one
that hinges on don't want to
fail," he said.

Kareem J. Coney, 38, is
FMU's director for their
Black Male College Explor-
ers [BMCE] program an
initiative that targets high
school students from urban
settings. Each summer stu-
dents are placed in a residen-
tial sei ing that exposes them

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of the steps needed to suc-
Dr. Edward G. Tolliver, di-
rector of the BMCE program
at FAMU, cites additional ob-
stacles that Black males rou-
tinely face.
"Black males are most likely
tobe labeled discipline prob-
lems; and because their SAT
scores average 104 points
lower, they are less likely to
be enrolled in advanced level
or gifted classes," he said.
"Too often a college educa-
tion is not the outcome for
them. Instead they end up
incarcerated, perpetrators or
victims of violence or institu-
tionalized for drug addiction
or mental illnesses. Florida
ranks second in the nation
when it comes to Black male
high school dropouts. And
Black teachers are noticeably
absent from Florida K-12th

"When I look at our num-
bers in elementary and sec-
ondary schools, I see a lack
of mentoring a lack of en-
couragement of our kids to
pursue academic careers,"
he said. "I see a dispropor-
tionate number of Black
males being referred to and
represented in special edu-
cation. And there are too few
Black male teachers to pro-
vide needed role models to
children at young ages. Black
faculty and administrators
are in short supply even here
at the University of Miami.
But we meet regularly and
are committed to identifying
initiatives that will benefit all
of our students."
Moore says that UM's new
vice provost for academic af-
fairs' and diversity, Dr. Brian
Blake, 40, has the abilities
to lead recruitment and re-

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.COLLEGE READY: Karem J. Coney (I), works with young men from Miami, all members of
FMU's Black Male College Explorers program, to help better prepare them for college.

to the rigors of college includ-
ing taking. STEM courses and
placing them with mentors.
"Young boys need a person-
al touch someone that is
genuinely interested in them
and their future," Coney
said. "Pre-college programs
like ours help boys enter col-
lege better prepared. Many
walk in feeling like everyone
is their adversary and they
lack an understanding of the
structures they face. Even
more, they don't have a grasp

grade classrooms.
"Society may be out to get
us but we don't have to give
them ammunition," Coney
added. "We need to help our
youth, especially our boys,
become 'thirsty' for knowl-
edge even if it's challenging
and uncomfortable."
Robert Moore, 68, is the
director of the Office of Aca-
demic Enhancement at the
University of Miami and has
been at the college for 38

tention efforts that will help
Black students, especially
males, succeed at the Uni-
"Many Black students and
other minorities are first-
generation college," Blake
said. "They don't have that
deep knowledge they can't
call on parents who have
already traveled the same
road. Our task is to provide
resources that make up for
their lack of knowledge and

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iHeartRadio rising star winners Megan and Liz

Macy's Passport Presents
Glamorama 2012 invades
Downtown Los Angeles hon-
oring three decades of fashion
and compassion with this
year's theme The British Inva-
sion: The Music Then. The
Fashion Nowt at the Orpheum
Theatre on Frkido, Sept. 7,
at 8 p.m. This iconic event,
which also wows audiences in


The first Macy's Passport
Presents Glamorama fashion
show was held in Macy's em-
ployee cafeteria 30 years ago
for an audience of 300.
Past celebrity attendees
and models include: Dame
Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon
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son, Annette Benning, Tyra
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and Tyrese.
The dne-hour show takes
more than a year to plan.

Born in Los Angeles, Thicke
taught himself to play piano
at the age of 12 and by 16
was writing and producing
songs for artists like Brandy,
Color Me Badd and Brian
McKnight. By the age of 21,
he had written and produced
songs on over 20 gold and
platinum albums including
Michael Jackson, Marc An-
thony, Pink, Christina Agu-
ilera and others.
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with Jimihy lovine and In-
terscope records. Soon after
he met Andre Harrell (former
CEO of Uptown Records and
mentor to Mary J. Blige, Sean
"Puffy" Combs and countless
others). It didn't take much
time for Thicke to realize he
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of whom marveled at the
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and Busta Rhymes' raps
at warp speed. Her verbal
dexterity alone would be
jaw-dropping coming from
anyone, never mind a young
girl from Nebraska styled like
a '40s film star in a black cor-
set and ruby-red lipstick. One
critic, writing on MTV.com,
raved: "Homegirl.

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The Miami Times

90 years and still going strong

continued from 1A

by H.E. Sigismund Reeves, our
primary concern has been to
share local news that impacts
or reflects on the lives of Miami-
Dade and Broward County's
Black communities.
As our publisher emeritus,
Garth C. Reeves, Sr., has of-
ten said. "Since our inception,
it has been the role of The Mi-
ami Times to ensure that we
featured stories that were often
overlooked or ignored by other
city publications and to make
sure the truth was told. When
Blacks were being treated un-
fairly or the victim of character
assassination, we got to the bot-
tom of the issue and made our
readers aware. But if our lead-
ers were wrong, we had to make
sure the public understood that
as well."

After many years of distin-
guished service, Reeves Sr. passed
the responsibility of publisher to
his son, Garth C. Reeves, Jr., fol-
lowed by his daughter and current
publisher, Rachel J. Reeves. And
as has been the case since 1923,
another Reeves and the fourth
generation of the family, Garth
B. Reeves, is now full time at the
paper, learning the ropes, taking
over advertising and bringing
in a new wave of ideas includ-
ing a newly-revamped. website.
Other changes, that have oc-
curred within the last year have
been increasing our presence
on Facebook, Twitter and other
newer forms of social media.
Finally, we hosted our very
first political forum, moder-
ated by the editor [McNeir] and
a guest moderator and MSNBC
correspondent, Joy Ann Reid.

.-- ..... . .x--, .. .
MIAMI-DADE'S FINEST: The Miami Times, 900 NW 54th Street, recently marked its 90th year
of continuous service to Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The forum was supported by an
insert, The Political Agenda -
the brainchild of young Garth
Readers may recall that last

year The Miami Times continued
its legacy of effectively report-
ing on local news that matters
to Blacks. As confirmation, the
paper, was presented with five

awards at the National News-
paper Publishers Association
[NNPA] convention, including the
prestigious Russwurm Award -
given to the nation's top Black

newspaper. This year, the Times
brought home four more awards
from the convention.
Some things may change
- but others will remain the
"I seek to put my own mark
on the newspaper by becoming
more visible in the community
and taking a stand on the is-
sues that are recognizably my
own," said Rachel J. Reeves.
"But there is a commonality in
my desire to provide our com-
munity with the best newspa-
per that we can and and that of
my father and grandfather."
Her son, Garth, echoed her
"Well continue to uphold in-
tegrity with first-rate news cov-
erage and provide insight to
our readers about stories and
issues that we feel are most
important to the Black com-

Democrats must fight for every vote g<

continued from 1A

block the president's jobs
bill that offers incentives to
American companies doing
business abroad to bring
jobs back to this country.
"There is an element in
this nation that wants us
to go back to the good old
days, but we know the good
old days were not good for
us. This is the time we need
to raise our voices loud and
clear that we are not going to
take your disinformation in
this election anymore. And
we will not sit still for voter
suppression." said Vashti
Mackenzie. the first female
bishop of the African Meth-
odist Episcopal Church.
Then, in a finish that left the

audience cheering wildly,
she exclaimed in the sing-
song fashion of great Black
preachers: "This is the time.
Now is the hour ... ve need
to tell the president we got
his back."

In the months leading up to
this week's Democratic pres-
idential-nominating conven-
tion, there have been ques-
tions as to whether Black
voters in sufficient numbers
will have Obama's back on
Election Day. Democrats
have been dogged by reports
of an "enthusiasm gap" in
their ranks. Obama has
been berated by some for not
doing enough to make life
better for Blacks his core
constituency during the

painfully slow recovery from
the Bush-era recession.
Some have even ques-
tioned whether Obama -
this nation's first Black
president enjoys as much
support among Black voters
now as he did four years ago.
The president has been criti-
cized by Blacks to his politi-
cal left, such as Cornel West,
who calls himself a provoca-
tive democratic intellectual;
and to his political right.
such as Artur Davis. a for-
mer Democrat who spoke at
the Republican convention.
But coming into this con-
vention, polls show that an
overwhelming majority of
Blacks back Obama's re-
election bid. The question
is do they feel passionately
enough about his quest for a

second term to turn out and
"We've got to make sure
our people are well informed
and that the political propa-
ganda that the Republicans
are putting out is decon-
structed," said Everett Ward.
vice chair of the Democratic
National Committee's Black
That deconstructing got a
big boost from the speakers
who showed up at Friend-
ship MNissionary Baptist
Church to honor the Black
convention delegates. But
for Obama to prevail in
what polls suggest could be
a photo-finish election, their
get-out-the vote messages
will have to be repeated of-
ten between now and Nov.

Mr. Obama asks for the next four years

continued from 1A

speech Thursday, when he
accepts the nomination for
re-election, but that he would
spend more time arguing that
his existing ideas on health
care, education and deficit-
reduction amount to "a clear,
concrete and achievable plan"
for a second term.
Republicans tried to shape
voter opinions of Obama's
speech days before it was to be
delivered. Rep. Paul Ryan, the
GOP vice presidential nomi-
nee, told students and others
at East Carolina University
that Obarna'r; policies had left
the country worse off than four
years ago.
"When Gov, Romney had his
chance to let you in on the se-
cret sauce of job creation, he
did not offer you a single new
idea," Obama said Monday in
Toledo, Ohio. "It was just a re-
tread of the same old policies
that have been sticking it to
the middle class for years."
Convention speakers will
try to build on the Demo-
cratic Party's strong ties with
Hispanics and its lead among
women. Keynote speaker Ju-
lian Castro, the mayor of San
Antonio, on Tuesday will em-
phasize the importance of edu-
cation investments.

Former President Bill Clin-
ton, speaking Wednesday, will
argue that Democratic policies
like those he and Obama em-

brace led to economic expan-
sion when ,he was president.
Clinton has emerged after his
presidency as a popular figure,
opinion surveys show. Demo-
crats hope he will have partic-
ular sway with working-class
white voters who tend to resist
But the party's top goal is
to talk to middle-income fami-
lies who feel economic anxiety.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) said
in an interview that respond-
ing to the GOP play
for these voters was
"the heart" of this
week's task. "We have
to point to the future
and what working
Americans can look
forward to," he said.
Obama's challenge
is the opposite of the
one his GOP oppo-
nent faces. Polls show
Romney is seen as a OB
strong manager with
better ideas than Obama's for
improving' the economy, but
that he isn't as well-liked or
as able to relate to everyday
struggles. Republicans used
their convention to present
a fuller picture of Romney's
personal history and to try to
show he could relate to voters'
By contrast, polls show vot-
ers find Obama likable and
believe he understands their
problems, but they aren't sure
he has the antidote for a sour
Convention speakers will
emphasize how bad the econ-
omy was when Obama took

office and highlight the 4.5
million private-industry jobs
created since then, after more
than eight million private- and
public-sector jobs were lost in
the recession.
The speakers will emphasize
Obama's successes, includ-
ing ordering the mission that
killed Osama bin Laden, and
highlight his rescue of U.S.
car companies. Obama him-
self returned on Monday to
his support for the auto-res-
cue package, having
breakfast with three
auto workers during
his campaign visit to
Republicans in re-
cent days have argued
that the simplest ar-
S gument for Obama's
replacement is that
Americans' standard
of living has declined
MA under his leadership.
Ryan pressed that ar-
gument Monday, saying: "Ev-
'ery president since the Great
Depression who has sought
a second term could say you
were better off today than you
were four years ago-except
for Jimmy Carter and for Pres-
ident Barack Obama."
Ryan added: "The Jimmy
Carter years look like the good
old days from where we are."
To press the party's appeal
among women, speakers will
talk about the effect of Obama
administration policies on
women's economic lives. One
speaker is Lilly Ledbetter,
whose pay-discrimination suit
was blocked by the Supreme

New mayor takes over in Miami Gardens

continued from 1A

he said. 'In pursuit of better
housing, we will add a housing
authority this year,"
"We are looking forward to a
continued great relationship
[with the City of Miami Gar-
dens]," said G. Eric Knowles,
representing Sun Life Stadium,
the major sporting and enter-
tainment attraction within the

city limits and home to both the
Miami Dolphins and University
of Miami football teams.
For Valjean Smith, 77, a resi-
dent of Miami Gardens who has
.lived in the community since
1966, the new era in the young
city's history was a time to re-
"Time moves on," he said.
"Changes are going to come. I ex-
pect to see big things from the
new major."

Former Mayor Gibson said she
leaves office with a high level of
hope for the future.
"You can never accomplish ev-
erything you set out to do but
when starting a new city, every-
thing is historic from the hir-
ing of the first city manager to
hiring the first employee. I knew
from the beginning that the term
limit was until 2012. I'm leaving
it in good hands. That is my joy
and that is my satisfaction."

Court, prompting Democrats
to pass legislation to make it
easier to sue..
The party also will empha-
size its support for abortion
rights and insurance coverage
for contraception. Speakers
include the chiefs of Planned
Parenthood and Naral Pro-
choice America, as well as San-
dra Fluke, the law student who
came to prominence after radio
talk show host Rush Limbaugh
attacked her for supporting
Obama's mandate that most
employer health plans include
contraception coverage.'
The convention will spotlight
two prominent Catholic figures
who represent differing points
of emphasis, one who has pre-
sented a challenge to Obama
and the other to Romney.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a
vocal opponent of Obama's
contraception mandate, will
offer the closing prayer, as at
the Republican convention.
Also on the program is Sister
Simone Campbell, who' led the
"Nuns on the Bus" tour that
has spoken out against Ryan's
budget plan.
-Carol E. Lee and Janet
Hook contributed to this ar-

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Labor Day Exuberance
A "pop-up" celebration featuring 200 singers, musicians, Af-
ro-Cuban drummers and jazz, contemporary and ballet dancers,
performed a new arrangement of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" last
Saturday on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

State's failure costs millions

continued from 1A

Families program, the state gives
$180 a month for one person or
$364 for a family of four.
That money "made the differ-
ence between paying the rent or
going homeless," said Howard
Simon, executive director of the
American Ciil Liberties Union of
An Orlando federal judge or-
dered the state to temporarily
suspend the law last year, say-
ing it may violate a constitutional
ban on unreasonable searches
and seizures.
U.S. District Judge Mary Scriv-
en's ruling came after the ACLU
filed a lawsuit on behalf of a
35-year-old Navy veteran and
smgle father who sought the ben-
efits while finishing his college
degree, but refused to take the
test because he believed it unfair-
ly stigmatized the poor. The judge
said there was a good chance
plaintiff Luis Lebron would suc-
ceed in his challenge to the law
based on the Fourth Amendment,
which protects individuals from
being unfairly searched.
After Scriven's ruling, the state
had to retroactively pay nearly
$600,000 in benefits to thou-
sands of families regardless of

whether they failed or even took
the, drug test. The state also re-
imbursed welfare applicants
$113.037 for the cost of the test,
according to DCF figures.
DCF spokesman Joe Follick
said Saturday the repayments did
not cost the state any additional
money because the state had al-
ready set those funds aside He
declined further comment be-
cause of pending litigation.
Supporters had argued appli-
cants skipped the test because
they knew they would have test-
ed positive for drugs. Applicants
paid $25 to $35 for the test and
were initially reimbursed by the
state if they passed.
More than two-dozen states
have also proposed drug test-
ing of recipients of welfare or
other government assistance,
but Florida was the first state to
enact such a law in more than a
The ACLU says Florida was
the first to enact such a law
since Michigan tried more than
a decade ago. Michigan's random
drug testing program for wel-
fare recipients lasted five weeks
in 1999 before it was halted by
a judge, kicking off a four-year
legal battle that ended with an
appeals court.ruling it uncon-

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government has enacted one
of the Western Hemisphere's
most sweeping affirmative ac-
tion laws, requiring public uni-
versities to reserve half of their
admission spots for the largely
poor students in the nation's
public schools and vastly in-
crease the number of univer-
sity students of African descent
across the country.
The law, signed Wednesday
by President Dilma Rousseff,
seeks to reverse 4the racial.and
income inequality that has long
characterized Brazil, a country
with more people of African her-
itage than any nation outside of
Africa. Despite strides over the
last decade in lifting millions
out of poverty, Brazil remains
one of the. world's most unequal
"Brazil owes a historical debt
to a huge part of its own popula-
tion," said Jorge Werthein, who.
directs the Brazilian Center for
Latin American Studies. "The
democratization of higher edu-
cation, which has always been
a dream for the most neglected '

The legislation was signed into law
on Wednesday by President Dilma
Rousseff of Brazil.
students in public schools, is
one way of paying this debt."

As in the United States, affir-
mative action has stirred con-
troversy and opposition here.
"even at some of the state unm-
versities that, are exempt from
the new law and have their own
programs to admit underprivi-

leged students. Critics contend
that enforcing expansive quo-
tas will undercut the quality of
Brazil's public university sys-
tem, given the nation's relative-
ly weak public elementary and
secondary schools. "You don't
create capable arid creative
people by decree," said Leandro
Tessler, institutional relations
coordinator at the University of
But while affirmative action
has come under threat in the
United States, it is taking deep-
er root in Brazil, Latin Ameri-
ca's largest country. Though
the new legislation, called the
Law of Social Quotas, is ex-
pected to face legal challenges,
it drew broad support among
Of Brazil's 81 senators, only
one voted against the law this
month. Other spheres of gov-
ernment here have also sup-
ported affirmative action mea-
sures. In a closely watched
decision in April, the Supreme
Court unanimously upheld the
racial quotas enacted in 2004
by the University of Brasilia,
which reserved 20 percent of
its spots for Black and mixed-

race students.

Dozens of other Brazilian
universities, both public and
private, have also adopted their
own affirmative action poli-
cies in recent years, trying to
curb the dominance of such
institutions by middle- and
upper-middle-class students
who were educated at private
elementary and secondary
schools. Public universities in
Brazil are largely free of charge
and generally of better quality,
with some exceptions, than pri-
vate universities.
Still, some education experts
are already predicting a shift
to the better private univer-
sities among some students.
"With these quotas, these rich
Brazilians who took up their
spots will not be abandoned,"
argued Frei David Santos, 60,
a Franciscan friar in Sdo Paulo
who directs Educafro, an orga-
nization preparing black and
low-income students for uni-
versity entrance exams. "Their
parents who had money saved
will spend it" on elite private

Black camerawoman

speaks out in interview

Brazil enacts affirmative

action law for universities

surprised by racism.
"This is Florida, and I'm
from the Deep South," she
said. "You come to places like
this, you can count the Black
people on your hand. They
see us doing things they don't
think I should do."
She also said of the Repub-
lican convention, "There are
not that many Black women
The convention released a
statement after the incident,
saying, "Two attendees ...
exhibited deplorable behavior.
Their conduct was inexcus-
able and unacceptable. This
kind of behavior will not be
Carroll said she was sta-
tioned next to Fox News and
was not operating her camera
at the time.
"I can't change these peo-
ple's hearts and minds," Car-
roll added. "No, it doesn't feel
good. But I know who I am
I'm a proud Black woman. A
lot of Black people are upset.
This should be a wake-up call

Rice's speech sparks spe<

Her denials have

curbed speculation

of questfor office

By Robin Abcarian

TAMPA The distin-
guished Republican panel in-
cluded House Majority Leader
Eric Cantor of Virginia, for-
mer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
and former George W. Bush
domestic policy advisor Mar-
garet Spellings. But the au-
dience clapped for only one
person at the beginning of
a discussion on education
policy last Thursday: former
Secretary of State Condoleez-
za Rice.
"By the way," Jeb Bush
said, .prompting a second
round of applause, "it was a
spectacular speech."
Every so often at a politi-
cal convention, a rising star
disappoints (say, Bill Clin-
ton, who droned on too long
in 1988) or an unknown be-
comes a star (Illinois state
Sen. -Barack Obama, at the
Democratic National Con-
vention in 2004).
But last Wednesday, Rice
pulled off something more
unusual. She reinvented
herself in the imaginations
of Republicans as a potential
political powerhouse.
Many were moved to tears
by the end of her speech
when she told her rapt audi-

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Former US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice speaks to the
crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Fo-
rum in Tampa, Florida, on August
29, 2012 during the Republican
National Convention (RNC).

ence a compressed version of
her story: "A little girl grows
up in Jim Crow Birming-
ham, the segregated city of
the South where her parents
can't take her to a movie the-
ater or to a restaurant, but
they have her absolutely con-
vinced that even if she'can't
have a hamburger at the
Woolworth's lunch counter,
she could be president of the
United States if she wanted
to be. And she becomes the
secretary of State."

She had barely left the con-
vention stage when an email
from former California Re-
puiblican Party Chairman Ron
Nehring landed in inboxes:
"Condi for California Gover-
nor? Ten Reasons to Seriously
Consider It."
Others, moved by her im-
plausible life story, speculat-
ed that she could be a viable.
2016 presidential candidate.
"The next time Republicans
are searching for a presiden-
tial candidate, rest assured,"
wrote a Washington Post poli-
tics blogger, "Condoleezza
Rice will be a part of that con-
But just as quickly, political
strategists from both parties
dumped cold water on what
they said was a bad case of
California dreamin'.
"Republicans are so flat on
their back in this state they
are looking for any savior. You
have to beware that kind of
desperate effort to rebuild the
party on the back of a political
personality," said Republican
strategist Don Sipple, citing
the decidedly mixed tenure of
former Gov. Arnold Schwar-
Rice's resume would pres-
ent rich targets for adversar-
ies from the right and the left.
She has a moderate stance
on abortion, apostasy in to-
day's more conservative GOP.
Democrats think of her as the
Bush administration archi-
tect of two unpopular wars.
("That's yesterday's news,"

The forgotten legacy of Arthur Teele

By Brian Dennis
Executive director, Brothers of the
Same Mind

As a I sat down with one of
21 brothers and sisters, the
Bahamian descendants of Glo-
ria Darlings, her son Cuthbert
Harewood aka Broadway began
to lay out some very interesting
points concerning the District
that once was Miami-
Dade County District
2 and that has now be- "
come the Miami-Dade
County District 3 that
encompasses City of
Miami District 5. When
assessing the outcome
of the primary elec- DEN
tion, citizens now face
a situation of winner takes all.
The ills of the District will now
become, the main issue voters
must clearly understand, re-
membering that politics and
bullsh*t are each eight-letter
words. ,
The honorable Malcolm X
said, "anywhere you have high
unemployment you have high
crime." When the late Arthur E.
Teele was commissioner of the
City of Miami District 5 he cre-

ated The Model City Revitaliza-
tion Trust. The Trust's bound-
aries were from 1-95 west to
Northwest 19 Avenue from NW
40th to 60th Street and east
to Northwest 17th Avenue top
71st to NW 7th Avenue to NW
79th Street.
The Trust was created in or-
der to determine Model City
neighborhood negotiations for:
costing factors, the
possibility of placing
Utilities behind dwell-
ings, signage, land-'
scaping, and more. Op-
portunities like these
create economic de-
velopment (new budi-
INIS nesses and jobs). When
Teele was the commis-
sioner the Trust had its
own money (millions) at their
disposal and had final say on
all matters."
Since Teele was removed
from office the area for which
he advocated change has seen
few benefits even after be-
ing renamed as the Liberty City
Community Revitalization Dis-
trict Trust. Now that the City
of Miami has final say on all
matters concerning it. District

5 has been treated like Jena
Malone in "Bastard out of Caro-
The vision that Teele had
concerning District 5 has be-
come a nightmare. Our young
men are killing each other at an
alarming rate, A&E is the No.1
channel on Thursday nights,
job creation is at a stand still
and these are just a few of the
problems. Visionaries are like
inventors with great imagina-
tions. They can create with the
purpose of providing a service
or opportunity that benefits
others. But in order to help a
person one must walk in his
shoes to get the full impact of
the challenges they daily face.
Since recent redistricting, the
current County Commissioner
for District 3, Audrey Edmon-
son, is responsible for an area
that extends up to 79th Street.
She is one who refuses to play
games with the residents of Lin-
coln Fields and Liberty Square.
Nor is she afraid to assist or
meet with them on matters of
concern. Is she following the
example of leaders like Teele?
We will continue to examine her


snapped Jeb Bush in a brief
interview after their panel dis-
But there is an even more
powerful reason she probably
won't rrn: her oft-stated lack
of desire.
"Could she be a candidate?
Absolutely," said. Republican
media consultant Bill Whalen
of Stanford's Hoover Institu-
tion. "There's only one prob-
lem with every Condoleezza
Rice scenario, and that's that
she has said a thousand dif-
ferent times that she is not
interested in being a candi-

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Patricia Carroll, the Black
CNN camerawoman who was
hit v.ith peanuts and called an
'animal" as she covered the
Republican National Conven-
tipn in Tampa. Fla., said in
an interview that she is "not
surprised" it occurred.
"This situation could hap-
pen to me at the Democratic
convention or standing on
the street corner. Racism is a
global issue." she told May-
nard Institute blogger Richard'.
Pnnce last Thursday.
The convention ejected the
two people last Tuesday who
threw the peanuts and said.
"This is what we feed ani-
CarroUl, 34, said she alerted
other camera operators, pro-
ducers and security. The head
of the delegation where the
two white people had been lo-
cated told her they must have
been alternates, she said. She
was not certain what state
they are from.
But she said that as an
Alabama native she is not

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Computers could steal election

By Philip Meyer

Sometimes, the news media
and our political leaders make
us worry about the wrong
A recent Washington Post
poll found that 74 percent of
Americans favor requiring vot-
ers to show government-issued
photo ID. A plurality cares more
about voter fraud than the risk
that some eligible persons will
be denied the right to vote.
The potential for fraud in
this.year's presidential election
is real, but not in the form of
voter impersonation. Remem-
ber those hackablE voting ma-
chines that caused trouble in
2000, 2004 and 2008? Well,
they're back, and they still have
the potential to steal your vote.
"It is highly likely that vot-
ing systems will fail in multiple
places across the country,"
says a report by a consortium
of nonprofits organized to track
the problem.
On the other hand, the Bren-
nan Center for Justice at New
York University School of Law
has looked at some closely an-
alyzed elections and evaluated
the risk of somebody imper-
sonating you to cast your vote.
That risk, it says, is roughly
equivalent to the probability
that you'll be struck by light-
SMeanwhile, the danger that
malicious hackers or acciden-
tal errors can change your vote
is as real as ever.
The worst horror story origi-
nated in Volusia County, Fla.,
where a corrupted memory
card subtracted 16,000 votes
from former Vice President Al
Gore's count in 2000.

Problems have occurred in

A -

Man against voting machine: The worst voting machines are strictly
digital with no paper backup, and they are still used in at least some
counties in 16 states.
counties in 16 states.

every election since, and the
risk does not discriminate be-
tween parties. In 2004. mem-
ory limitations on new touch-
screen voting machines in
Carteret County, N.C., caused
4,500 votes to be lost. There
was no way to retrieve them.
In Horry County, S.C.. the
2008 GOP presidential pri-
mary was disrupted when
touchscreen machines failed
in 80 percent of polling plac-
es. There was a shortage of
backup paper ballots, and
confused voters were directed
to other precincts. In a Palm
Beach, Fla., municipal elec-
tion in March, a software flaw
gave votes to the wrong candi-
date in the wrong race. It took
a court-sanctioned recount to
set matters right.
The nonprofits trying to
drum up awareness in the
brief time left before Nov. 6
are Common Cause Education
Fund, the Newark Constitu-
tional Litigation Clinic at the
Rutgers School of Law. and a
newer outfit called the Verified
Voting Foundation. They have
raised a variety of red flags.
The worst voting machines

are strictly digital with no pa-
per backup, and they are still
used in at least some counties
in 16 states. In those places.
your vote goes into a black
box with no way for you to
tell whether your choices were
correctly recorded. Just as
bad, there is no independent,
auditable trail for a porsclec-
tion recount.

Among the key battleground
states, Virginia. with its 13
electoral votes, has inadequate
provisions for postelection au-
diting, according to the con-
sortium's recent report. Ohio,
with 18 electoral votes, was
rated "needs improvement" be-
cause it does not have a law
requiring post-election audits.
In the swing state of Penn-
sylvania. most counties use
paperless electronic voting
equipment. "which makes in-
dependent audits impossible."
the report said.
Some states have improved.
In my part of North Carolina,
for example, a voter marks
a paper ballot, then feeds it

into a machine that reads the
marks electronically. The pa-
per record is kept in case a re-
count is needed.
Public debate over possible
voter impersonation draws at-
tention away from this prob-
lem. The motivation behind
the pressure to require voters
to show government identifica-
tion was confirmed with admi-
rable frankness by Mike Turzail
Republican leader in the Penn-
sylvania House of Representa-
tives. A widely viewed YouTube
clip shows him checking off a
list of accomplishments to ap-
plause at a June meeting of
the state's GOP Committee.
His list included: -Voter ID.
which is going to allow Gover-
nor Romney to win the state of
Pennsl vania, done "
In other words, the voter
laws work against the ideal of
an unbiased election. People
without passports or driver's
licenses tend to be some com-
bination of old, poor. or frail.
all categories that tend to vote
But that kand of bias is at
least open and subject to nego-
tiation. Poll taxes, literacy tests
and the all-white Democratic
primary were once used to
keep blacks from voting in the
South. The civil-rights move-
ment eventually built enough
support to overcome them. The
new ID laws might someday
fall on the same basis.
But hackers, corrupted
memory cards and machine
failures are much more dif-
ficult to see and overcome.
Somebody could steal an elec-
tion. and we'd never know it.
Both parties are at nsk.
"There is still time to fix the
problems." says Pamela Smith.
head of the Verified Voting

Convicted killer seeks new trial

By Rafael Olmeda

convicted rapist and murderer
on Death Row returned to a
Broward courtroom this week
to ask judge for a'new trial.
Lawyers for Lucious Boyd,
53, appeared before Broward
Circuit Judge Andrew Siegel
to argue that Boyd's attorneys
during..his 2002 criminal trial
failed to. properly vet potential
jurors and declined to ask for
a mistrial after another-victim,
seated in the gallery, got up and
identified Boyd as her rapist.
Boyd was convicted of the
murder of Dawnia Dacosta,
21, who disappeared on Dec.
5, 1998 after her car ran out
of gas on Interstate 95 in Deer-
field Beach. Dacosta, who was
returning home from a prayer
service, walked to a gas. sta-
tion on Hillsboro Boulevard and
was promised a ride back.to her
car by Boyd, who was driving a
church van, according to trial


Her body was discover
days later near an Oaklan
trash bin. Prosecutors sa
had been raped and stab
times with a screwdriver.
Boyd's current lawye
zanne Keffer, said two
who made it onto the
that convicted her cier
criminal records they fa

properly disclose to attorneys
before the trial started. Keffer
also said Boyd's original law-
yers, Assistant Public Defend-
ers Bill Laswell and Jim Ongley,
failed to raise a proper' objection
during the penalty phase of the
trial, when a woman stood up
as Boyd was testifying and de-
*. cleared she had been raped by
..*- The woman did not go on
.. to testify herself, leaving her
S courtroom outburst' unrebut-
ted, Keffer said.
S The jury voted 12-0 to put
Boyd to death.
BoydTs previous efforts to get a
new trial have been unsuccess-
ed two ful. Boyd, the son of the founder
id Park of Boyd funeral homes, is also a
aid she suspect in the disappearances
bed 36 of three other women, includ-
ing ex-girlfriend Patrece Alston,
r, Su- daughter of a Broward Sheriffs
jurors deputy.
panel .Boyd was arrested three
nt had months after the Dacosta kill-
iled to ing. Investigators said they

Appeals court gives Zimmerman new judge

By Rene Stutzman & Jeff Weiner

Second-degree murder
suspect George Zimmerman
gets a new judge.
The Fifth District Court
of Appeal in Daytona Beach
on last Wednesday ruled
that Circuit Judge Kenneth
Lester Jr. in Sanford went
too far when, among other
things, he described Zim-
merman as a manipulator.
It was "admittedly a close
call," wrote Judge C. Alan
Lawson, but Lester's actions,
taken in total, would cause
a reasonable person to fear
that he is biased.
The next step is for Cir-
cuit Judge Alan Dickey in
Sanford to pick a new judge.
It's expected to be Circuit
Judge Debra S. Nelson, 58,
another felony trial judge in
Sanford who has a reputa-
tion for handing down tough
She's been a judge for 13
years, much of it on the
criminal bench, although
she was a civil litigation spe-
cialist in private practice.
There will be no appeal, ac-
cording to Florida's Office of
Attorney General, which had

argued in court
paperwork that
Lester should stay.
He was nqt biased,
wrote Assistant
* Attorney General
Pamela Koller. He
had merely given
Zimmerman a
tongue lashing."
Special Prosecu-
tor Angela Corey's
office, the one inIM
charge of putting
Zimmerman on
trial, had no comment.
Defense attorney Mark
O'Mara did not immediately
return an email from the
Orlando Sentinel. On his law
firm's webpage, he wrote that
he expects a new judge to be
assigned to the case soon.
Nelson would be Zim-
merman's third judge. In
April Circuit Judge Jessica
Recksiedler stepped aside
after O'Mara filed a similar
motion. That time, however,
it was because Recksiedler's
husband is the law partner
of Mark NeJame, an Orlando
lawyer who's being paid to do
case commentary by CNN.
Zimmerman also had


approached Ne-
Jame's firm several
months ago, ask-
ing it to represent
him before the
defendant chose
Another circuit
judge in Sanford,
John Galluzzo, dis-
qualified himself in
April, pointing out
that O'Mara is a
former law partner
and godfather to

one of his children.
Zimmerman is the
28-year-old Neighborhood
Watch volunteer who shot
and killed Trayvon Martin,
an unarmed black 17-year-
old, in Sanford Feb. 26, set-
ting off weeks of civil rights
Six weeks after the shoot-
ing, Zimmerman was arrest-
ed and charged with second-
degree murder after Gov.
Rick Scott appointed Corey
as special prosecutor.
O'Mara had pressed for
a new judge, arguing that
Zimmerman did not believe
he would be treated fairly by
Lester because of a July 5
bond ruling.

found his DNA under Dacosta's
fingernails and in semen on her
In court Tuesday and Wednes-
day, Boyd appeared calm in a
red jail jumpsuit. He did not
Family members of Boyd and
Dacosta were present both
days. Dacosta's mother, Daph-
ne Bowe, took the stand to de-
scribe the courtroom outburst
at the center of the hearing. She
said the rape victim only stood
up when Boyd pointed her out
to the jury as the source of a
semen sample relied on by in-
vestigators. "You raped me!" the
woman shouted, according to
Bowe's account.
Prosecutor Joel Silvershein
and Keffer will present written
arguments to Siegel later this
week. The judge has not said
when he will issue a ruling on
whether Boyi deserves a new
trial or sentencing hearing.

Miami Gardens

dispatcher charged

with theft and arrested

A Miami Gardens police
dispatcher, 31-year-old Chan-
navia Williams, has been
suspended without pay after
being charged and arrested for
theft of property. According
to Miami Gardens Detective
and Public Information Offi-
cer Wright, an internal affairs
investigation revealed that
Williams entered a man's bed-
room and stole mostly jewelry
valued at $5,600. Wright did
not reveal the name of the vic-
tim but it is alleged that he is
or was a professional football
"After stealing the property,
she pawned the goods in July
2010 and did receive cash for
the items," Wright said. "We
have determined that she
entered the victim's bedroom
in his apartment andwas not
given permission to take his
Officials are now awaiting
the outcome of an ongoing

criminal investigation. Wright
says that Williams will then be
dealt with accordingly.
"We have followed all of the
proper procedures," he added.
"In Miami Gardens, we work
with ethical and professional
people and we do not tolerate
such actions. In this case and
in all others, we investigate
every crime to our very best
and make sure that our work
is thorough."
Williams could not be
reached for comment.

Fort Lauderdale bans

synthetic marijuana

By'Larry Barszewski

FORT LAUDERDALE The city has joined others banning herb-
al incense and bath salts frequently sold in small packets at con-
venience stores and gas stations that are being used as synthetic
alternatives to illegal drugs.
Commissioners prohibited the sale, delivery and possession of
"herbal incense, synthetic marijuana and bath salt product" that
contain illegal substances or compounds, or ingredients that mim-
ic the effects of those substances.
Although frequently labeled "not for human consumption," the
synthetic products are being used by minors and young adults
attempting to get high and can cause severe health problems, city
officials said.
The small packets don't usually include ingredient information.
Under the new city law, any product sold must include a detailed
health warning and list all its ingredients so law officers can read-
ily check for prohibited substances.
Violators face a fine of up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail, plus
being required to pay the city's prosecution and investigative costs,
including laboratory testing.

Alabama looks for way to

pardon Scottsboro Boys

By Phillip Rawls
Associated Press

Only one of the nine Scotts-
boro Boys was pardoned of
his rape convictions before
the men died. Now a push
is on by the Scottsboro Boys
Museum and others to make
sure that happens for the
other eight.
* The nine Black teenagers
were convicted of raping twoI,
white women, but one of the
women later recanted the

Gov. Robert Bentley says
he would like to see a par-
don, but state law doesn't
allow him to issue them. The
state parole board says its
rules don't allow posthumous
pardons'. Two legislators are
working on resolutions saying
the state considers the names
of the Scottsboro Boys cleared.
But the next legislative ses-
sion isn't until February.
Museum founder Shelia
Washington says its impor-
tant to clear their names even
though 81 years have passed
since their arrests.




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champtomihp bout last S-tu I h. e. avwt Thegt
yyrnmid in Memphis.YtThe

Fewer Blacks receive county contracts

By Cicc, Bland a n ny '- fsal Yea 89 -. .....

Times H'rter
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Busgicess contracts awarded
,o Black c-omlanies by MianuJ-
Dade County hbar decreased
dramnalicall sinte a federal
judge struck down the amirnma-
rev action set-aside program
five years ago
According 10 Districl 9
Coimnnssioilcr Dennis Moss.
since the set-aside program
ended in ]997. tie member of
Blacks doina hI I nen.ea IL..t. .i-

1k call- Ion.
s u I -i c I t i n
have golle otl
or buslmess." I
said Moss.
"Thev were
no longer get-
laug lie con-
tracts thait
had been MOSS
sustaining j
them and providing the life's
bloodl for their LIlnm-.. -

percent of
tracts wr rc
awarded to
while busi-r
nesjes. wlie
all muloral.v
Bla cks
Ilspanic.s and C4RE)'mSAILERm
troliell --
spilt Ii PerccnL

rentnprise coulervnee ,I the
i-nicipii-r conference atl (he
Hynil Regency Hotel. Sliver
tcld allendets that of ihe Si 3
billion dolla s til r(oisLruction
business awarded by Miami-
Dade Iii the lial fiscal \ar.
S149 nulUoni was raarded to
tle combined muorlty groups.
"ThlatI' really nlo soIething
to brag about. chided Barbara
Carey-Shuler. chair of the
board of couury commission.
ers. 'W hate o0 do ietlter. We
can be w-atchlrl wa u.rl .,-.i

unt Glitches foul up early voting

Glitches foul up early voting

By Jriso T. Smati
Tim-'s WrI er
Mirroring wbtai .rne Black
voters expcricnced tin e 2000
Pr'esldenial election, sonlt
Blacks in Liberty City whlo.tried
to cast their ballots n ihe carvl
voting process )-cslerday found
the saie problems ilal offl-
clals vo,'rd to 4im.
Among UItos who Were d-11
tialh- told lthey could nol vote

Liberty C
nithe tir s manir sp Ituowrd lturni
wralondl te( 1( fiM ianltl Sltatllre as 1IL
P0re-s. la"ge- cfli in in uIateui. ch!" lead-
ers unounc.d plans rernmlliv to an amtbl.
touss publ.r.t-ale uirb0"LalLi-
Piograa,. The (-titter llst. ai" i[rI'itill
annm Thue, rlleit r of Ihli
,iR Mtroded QCly'Llbcrgt, .T7 C:j nlunuj,).
i'lallzaltOr Proje- I- andi he Tmul
npowz-rd ID make 2he projeerl a uce.
Morei Cilv. Libetiv Cipj is I -ls.
aevr nn tgr es hr Irst of
kvre f lW'lIbzhalsj In MlIunia designated
or "retl 10;1o throPIg, ubj-prlvaW e
Parll nerships inodelLd al u'.er su
effo InInMi- olla in. U.. c-iies.
The Model City;.V iy
Model Ca]ibuoi)- Qyity Commnirst-

Iam.Modelv,'- ',i-- In the summer, 4r
the.-ye for pla crloin t IS the illol
colultes thebn1r U- 1brnh Iaso
-diiin ULre RilkerL1i 9i--allah
Rferqea1 Ow M I- alai. Little
and WyOtN1j1d. Crnutl Crow
Ceglral Ito Ithe sUcess o h-'Lie
IOn of The disgrte Is honltosinjlop, but
thle plan a1so trLtopqeW"IL lSo o
traWnsI~m as entire a P lJb.Ilnd Ino 1a
Iher. r'i-"ble- urb; Ihl ;rii nand working
Iaorer k c iL s J P b a publ jpir -, fa
nership. [he Cit wil- ,-e clin l ei
b t, a fl m m o c a l in g f un d in g
sad resources It uftfro e -ur
Twn. such a s Land tr-ha' o
da i b. ;n1 UI .I ub l.m
dard bldi- ng demolllTou i"druJid
l -ld nt li ls, roid lmpto, eln .I
"d pc-mig and tnsrc-i31 mr2n
lr T-i : hi Tusl sll be charged i&II'
Scutr .. hfintilln and dn-eot p anC 1.
"lan to crcalte w slu-rn pepl ruclnm.

was U.S. Congre sswomra.t
Camre Merk.
Voters thiS week were lakiig
part of the conily's carly vot ig
optioln. which allows voicrs to
cast ballots tibore the Sept. 10
pnnutlry ;Mi s lt l locations.
Yrstl-rday was 11t lusu real-
Luuo lesi ui Miami-Dade
Courn%\ I the new romilputer-
Lzed touch-l.sreel ballots that
repelacd the punch card bal-
lois. which errc nlt lhe cre.cr of
the 20 Celtiloln debharle

. I had flu5liash ck ofwlha hap-
pen'ed in 2000 lecuon it henl tie nIe
lItIS .5II20 (' F ..
-- Carrie Meek
U.S. Representative

But ullen Meek shjowrd up ;l t.lraray 2211 N W 54th Street.
ithe -rly %wing .slic l i thr cle-ilon 'orkters laid Ier itiey
Ca~:b Cenicr Model (try Please muni to VOTING 9A

'i~~o ty revitalpl
ity revitalization set to tart
e JUo (lie diagrrt:
S Shepherlcin rIte 'lirgls of ihf TrtvS lis lli
be a sCesmn mtembnr mUiU-Ui(Llora board
of directors whoSi-ill opral-, oul or lt
Oflcri. Al the crengI. rrt3plpwIcd Iadeyi
ark CORnunIrly Cle Mer fiealtei. Jonag
dlrglor of Farll Mae's SeDiI *"horida
Pa-lxsenSip Office. wid snre as chlir O ,'
(le Trus~dorisUmllt 0r. c, oe ou..
Sut lll orFdl Falu Ir 's M $2 b11lllon
'lv-y.er ilt' sgm eznl Slrste wit1h Ihe Cigs
Of Mh .11, BrowseMa rC -,
Palrm Brach and oilers Sug Florida
eoululics to PrnI de afi t stdk.e io
Oppaiuglfp5s In u re than 275.... a. -;
eles An iv1lgy cr m A'M r .o .....nl... '
-a-2. C. Wanarr-n wlil sn as the
Trusl' p ,r-.Mde1 Since 19i 6. Warnt t i jj
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U lrU1 edition O
Henry Reeves published the first editi of
SFMiaHler"T Cs poulisheptember i. 1923 it was his m
V co try to establish a Black weekly newspaP r a
tefor die cll of thiS omlnunis R eVS b had published

the Mi S"a si- 1 920. but the efort ed afr etof
nthseek e MaITLs beglins Its b th ea of p
cathiOn ad we are proud of the fact that dturLing these years
re jave never missed a publiCa'ol date. Througll burn-
cation and W ae orld a public d atiots we have been able
nevermissedw .st- .
banies depreSsiOnS o inou c.... unliY every week.
to bng the o
We owe a lot to our friedld ti P roila u effors ToWe av
beeloI to us and have s8pportd U' eorts too bN-W rW e
a l at they c1-abel.pt fortl a

readers a qualiYt lpewspaper l.c
not intend to lay bak on our ci but to p
greater effort III serving our rdCVwlelP
NorUaIly this should be a happY day of elebi'ti"l. but
there is not gr eal to cheer we are a long -aN
i long waY in the. la edrea' sOfl .
dorne a we have to bek 3
from fulf llinf that highly evasiv dram ofrelit Pr-
iout exp es~ ~of last septebe tooII paoEre
O ur (to.n es....
w p c frm of our citizeIa- b t_ Car crican pic.
.... a p call fremac .c s to starlio t he .It great AI dcteR
still asleep _when _09relat couS ln. -,'ecls to ne_
Our drC lSrn in 2002 remain unglied.tbut we arc dete'O
mined not to give up on theC. osparug thuat sy le, o never,
end. So. as we have done in the past 80 y"tls lets roll UP
our sleeves and get back tO work

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ilh Ihe growing concern
over lthe ehrltdlen placed i.
5 h1l Cei c alir groll of chtl-
drels a dvocait s Rle haopftl
that an amendllnen to M ll-
Dade Coituly-S Clinti r twil
olTet more protection for Ite
Cotnllt cllildrctl
CoIIIi sttIPte i WOukltlIg to get the

cl('ldrcn'%" TfIl"l RCcrfC'l"lll
ps.scd atli SepI l. 1The I lliot
qtuelsn O > would crnle i C-ntlllV'
agctc Ithn would Ic 1 a tI;> to
br tt.Wcl to "flar inlipioorWliCTl
to c hlldrt 'is >ic-ltl>. li evloP-
nnit iind sift1iy. et
ioll S55i & m '. 'l
to .1c fl tJ tll l
ta andi will I)be iell Io tIu
prevr.rilti a alu d earlv Pi''eventl il
p.rogt illS for tildi -t t (lie
mro it *v,'
a l of ltre t lt liil t iL4 ullt

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O's SerenaII. | ._ . .Hin .r..-l.e

County Commission is on
right track at last
Ss Cnmmil"n
e ~~ a 1In (at for tht Contlty coilel tMSoit
L he i itii... itoh res erO nloly ia nmol n sense le ih
b tt ul ,t rO tile wit com It roS l
1100 spill et, nmi i owth m n mlMe clouti'' m d
ithr elcun hreralds a ,new egnnl 1~0f, n a cmnL rani dtu
binted by the persOl_ u i -ipu i uppollanul! Me to plilli omin
nmle"s. adl stilit sw e, en rli i I-o c
mA -it.r pCLe.tons- T golds is to .end i cOe W at. Menoilu nd
L ton"'hips .Iii Ith r'e- tlY, n i nrM s rhv ll In C1 v of M
,,th m poF ajdvan iU-11
it p 1 aII0IIIg i hlI"'This tonre llynorernA
t lule co"tint) nud ltie le itasa ,He, U It 1 adr t ni itrlc y bv
forsnlfll~t he cll l wtia Cl- i owl l' E P
aLni m itiil h .ant ,t.os osely wilth t rniu nltY kad-l
an1d utIilii t" vnSCf lS I.ttlPi OL lit' qull l.' or tfie io

Slun 3tir s I , lcln Iig tb' -pC ellt ile IR II e Ct r

Counll 11111 ltl "'iC 1! 1ri.tu tlnhe cn-lt
The ,hi ii cntl r lt f she 11.w aL Lr c'Oktilc-ntt lrAc'
Uati.e by illltll . .IllORli Lh l "i. 0"to hipl-br"-
IIhrd youlth sari entO lt-C onewibh attRllf elS-o
Se lit sl t-" n "ila M i 1rj il' i i adll
Ir titVol d tt1l l she wllwlentr lU lowlyI Ith tie lricLtn)
Coulial Ih e tr. iitI' hl n i ani to the
ine! IM 0lUlfl. lie C.o 1i aNo eatl 11itr.u-

bjog 1~O ntlll o1 t uto. ISM i llu 'IF -riL ffAltuIa"'n
it it.n etit "I StaCA Aie'

beigbultft e Sau jiAc dOd OvcwnoS'n She hopes th i t the
iiou..sell 7 o-pmenr i rt i h us.l.ess a
the ,eCOuItlyof these elW pboh t hUd a
Anuibtt iiltal Ll' sLared bh Cri Sul".e catb, tIn- M
adrd Pop Stare Graltl P-eaml i%'rovidl ir lutsliMA sc
which she tail he liahiru t dIiMCt lC w ith sihlashprll'5
a8nd hostelu-' re-SoitA twll 0 hlrrp hi Dsl1Sf-i- .c IsINl
While rnOn t Cpo rtll, i. d-u c oi. lt.. i t oe r Ilt clintr it'
roil't C hali thell ean s ti bi -ud that wll iottti dief" til
cru 1to l N N- '. ..t 5 lrt1C t e total- o
jTVli'e lIo el Wat l -Alo t gIpl her objftirc's pst: yet.

,.terShte ulet wa.ke Ti~lill Dalkt a btctlcr
wl l I t ain .,r ip "

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submitted to clerk

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ib11y il b rl'dtI of ibl lr itj I 1!rlvgIF
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fill atldlit llOn l 10 c t
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vi. ,;ct "itoiil hI ve tr t a h
lit I .i to decide II they
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pleer tiliti toi CHIllREN 0A

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chIldtren -ags si tiroulligl 12

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Black women share

feelings on their hair


By Malika A. Wright
So is it love or not?
When soi iie Black women
speak of their hair they tell ofa
tine it biougtLI unspeakable joy
and other times when it caused
pain that left them speechless.
Often. it seems as if they are
describing a love-hate relation-
Local Black hair care experts
and Black women discuss hair
style preferences and reveal how
they truly feel about their natural
hair texture.
"I don't hate the natural state
of my hair," Quashanda Martin,
a recent University of Fl6rida
graduate, said, laughing. "But it's
upkeep has often given me feel-
ings of pain and horror."
'She remembers her childhood
days, when styling her "puffy"
hair in its natural texture bought
her to tears
At the age of 10, she got her
hair chemically-straightened
and has been doing so ever since
then. She loves her 20-inch
straightened hair.
She said having her hair
relaxed has made it more man-
ageable and easier to maintain.
Now she either wraps her hair
and wears it down or puts it in a
Lutze Segu, Barry University



graduate student. found that
getting her hair relaxed was
more painful than styling her
natural hair texture.
"It burned the middle of my
scalp," Segu said. "making it
impossible to comb or brush
through my hair."
Since her early high school
years, she has worn her hair in
its natural state in braids or a
low cut fade. She said that an-
other reason she prefers natural
hair is because it requires less
time to style.
Segu said her natural hair jour-
ney has it peaks and \valleys and
she considers cutting all of her
hair off every day.
"I would like to say it's just
hair; it's not that serious," Segu
said. "But unfortunately every-
one has made it so serious that
at times, it appeases me from
loving what grows on the top of
my head."
'Mone't Howard, hair care
specialist and makeup artist, be-
.lieves trends, career paths and
men have a huge influence on
how women style their hair.
'They figure it's not in or he
may not like my hair," Howard
But she said she has met
a lot of men who find women
with natural hair appealing.
Simone Hylton, natural hair
Please turn to HAIR 12B

pastor uses social

media in ministry

Rev. Marcus D. Davidson
reaches youth with Twitter

By Malika A. Wright
Not only does he preach the good word,
but he tweets it, too.
Rev. Marcus D. Davidson, pastor of
Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort
Lauderdalc, 36. shares encouraging
words through social media networks,
such as Twitter. Instagram, Face-
book and his blog with thousands
of congregation members and other
"I think that the message of Christ
remains the same, but method-
ologies transition," Davidson said.
"That's one of the new methods of
being able to communicate the
Two weeks ago, he tweeted
"God > Everything" and "the
blood will NEVER lose its
Sometimes his follow-
ers share their excitement
about an upcoming Mount
Olive event or what they have
Please turn to MARCUS 12B

Like The Times,

she's 90
e '' '* *- *, *
Willie Ma,1e,inder'received her, flowers'
during the first Sunday service at her h'hme
church, Ebenezer UMC in Miami. P.inder,
a member of the church for many, many
years, recently celebrated her 90th birth-
day like The Miami'imes. She says she
reads the paper every week.

Senior Editor Kevin McNeir poses with his family.

Family love on Labor Day

weekend with The Times

By Malika A. Wright
AM rigltl'taninmei~ rionline.L om

Family is defined in Merriam-Web-
ster's Dictionary as a group of individ-
ials living under one roof and usually
under one head.
But there are countless people, in-
cluding many Mliami Times staff mem-
.bers, who would define it differently.
"Family is the most important thing in
my life," said Kevin McNeir, senior editor
at The Times.
McNeir said his family are his two
children, Jasmine and Jared. his mom,
his sister and countless others.
Edris Jackson. a Aiamri 7Tmes staff
member, said her family provides sup-
port, security, feedback, love and oppor-
tunities to give back to society.
"Family to me means 'being there
with each other no matter what," said
Marchere Grace, a Miami Times staff
member. "I got your back; you got my

Labor day weekend is a time where
many people travel and vacation with
family and friends.
More than 20,000 people celebrated
family at the 10th Anniversary of the
Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion in

Staff member Edris Jackson pho-
tographed with family.
At the family reunion, families enjoyed
concerts feaunrng Angie Stone and New
Edition; Diggy and the 0MG girls; and
Tye Tribett and Tamala Mann.
According to Black America Web,
families who purchased the Tom Joyner
Family Reunion package'stayed at a
4-star hotel, received Theme park tick-
ets and participated in a wide array of
activities, seminars and events.



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Know your man before saying 'I do'

By Herina Ayot

I've met many men from dif-
ferent walks of life, but I've
been slow to label my relation-
ships. I'm interested much
more in who a man is when the
date is over and he returns to
his corner of the world, than I
am in his resume. Who is he in
those moments when no one is
watching? We have the option
to choose, and considering the
staggering divorce rate, the per-
centage of single mothers, in-
carcerated fathers, and number
of cases in child support litiga-
tion nationwide, it's sad that so
many don't choose wisely.
Now, I'm not saying that we,
as women, should be seek-
ing absolute perfection, but
I am saying that we need to
remember to place priority
on the things that matter to
us, because ultimately those
things cannot be ignored. Many
women I have talked to want
to get married. When it doesn't
happen fast enough, they fear
they may end up alone and un-
happy. The truth is, we can be
married and more alone than
we were as single women. In all
of that planning, we focus on a
new last name instead of a life.


It i important to ask the righi
In the unfortunate chance
that a marriage is broken, will
he uphold his respunsbility as
a role model for his children,
or is his willingness to be a fa-
ther contingent on the succo.ss
of ilie marriage? I want my son
to grow up loving and respect-
ing women. I want him to value
hard work and be persistent in

those things he desires. I want
him to love God. These traits
are' learned over time and so if I
have all the power to decide who
will be the one to teach him, I
want to choose carefully. I've
heard it said that children learn
,more by a parent's actions than
by their words. Just imagine
the little boy on the step-stool
pretending to shave like his fa-
ther. Or drawing a picture for

his grade school crush. What
better way for a father to teach
his son than to be the man that
he wants him to be. So if we set-
tle for the husband who is not
everything we cherish but will
do just fine, we're potentially
setting ourselves up for disap-
pointment in our children and,
needless to say, a miserable life
for ourselves, always wondering
if we should have done better.

Pastor is "here for the Lord's guidance"

continued from 11B

learned at a recent Mount Olive
church service. He believes that
social communication gives
pastors of a larger congregation
a more personable feel. About
3,000 members attend Mount
Olive every week. The congre-
gation has a good mixture with
a strong population of middle-
aged people and large group
of young people, according to
Davidson. He shares personal
pictures on Instagram like the
one of his daughter's first day
of the first grade. Davidson also

discusses social issues on his
blog, such as the "separation of
church and state" and "guns,
God and the church." Davidson
said his mission is to preach
and teach for life change.
"Life change for the believer
to live a more committed life to
Christ and for the non-believer
to receive Christ," he said.
Davidson said that a larg-
er group of young people has
started to worship at Mount Ol-
ive over the last year and a half.
Over the years, the youth group
has been a vibrant community
and the young adult ministry
is "really catching blaze and

they are starting to connect
with the Lord more and connect
with each other more." Many
church members who are in
their 20s attend The. Wave, the
young adult praise and worship
service that is held at Mount
Olive on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Davidson said the service has
a high-spirited youthful flavor
that "ensures that the truths
of the scripture are proclaimed
and the worship experience has
substance. He has been pastor
of Motint Olive for almost three
years. He moved to Miami from
Alabama to preside over the
mega-church in November of

2009; While growing up, he at-
tended St. James Missionary
Baptist Church in Leighton, Al-
abama under the leadership of
his father, Dr. 'Green Davidson,
III. He acknowledged his call
into preaching at the age of 16,
and as a teenager he preached
at 2-3 services per month. Al-
though he has gone from 300
congregation members at his
former church in Alabama to
3,000 congregation members at
Mount Olive. Davidson said "it
was not a difficult transition."
"The Lord's guidance is why I'm
here," he said. "Nothing more.
Nothing less."

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a Unity Prayer Breakfast. Call sponsor a Men's Revival Sept.
305-696-6545. 5 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun-
day 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at

New Corinth Mission-
ary Baptist Church will cel-
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Second Chance Minis-
tries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-8495.

A Mission With A New
Beginning Church Women's
Department provides com-
munity feeding. Call 786-

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New Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church
will host Duel Day Service
on Sept. 9 at 11a.m. and
3:30p.m. Call 305-621-8126.

Running For Jesus
Outreach Ministry will host
a Youth Celebration in Praise
and Worship on Sept. 29 at
7p.m. Call 954-696-6545.

New initiative wants hospitals

to push breastfeeding more

By Victoria Uwumarogie

When it comes to feeding new-
born babies, breastfeeding is
embraced for the benefits it has
towards a child's health and is
seen as the healthiest form of
nourishment for babies. On the
other hand, giving formula to a
child straight out the womb isn't
embraced so much. Though there
are sometimes reason for going
the bottle route first, including
the inability to breastfeed, it's tied
to diarrhea and a higher risk of in-
fection. But it's important to note
that many efforts have been made
to improve the quality of formula

over the years. With all the infor-
mation saying breastfeeding is
the best way to go, it's surpris-
ing to hear that so many women
are being somewhat pushed to
use formula for their newborn by
hospitals handing out promotion-
al formula from companies as a
form of marketing.
According to the AP, 27 out of 40
hospitals in NYC have agreed t6
stop handing out promotional for-
mula under the campaign, "Latch
On NYC." Theyll replace the for-
mula with in-depth conversations
on the benefits of breastfeeding,
but will provide new moms with
formula if that's what they prefer.

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President Obama speaks on religion W

Washington National Cathe-
dral's magazine, Cathedral Age,
asked President Barack Obama
a set of questions about the
presence of faith in his life and
the role of religion in America.

How does faith play a role in
your life?
First and foremost, my Chris-
tian faith gives me a perspective
and security that I don't think
I would have otherwise: That
I am loved. That, at the end of
the day, God is in control -
and my main responsibility is
to love God with all of my heart,
soul and mind, and to love my
neighbor as myself. Now, I don't
always live up to that standard,
but it is a standard I am always
pursuing. My faith is also a
great source of comfort to me.
I've said before that my faith
has grown as president. This
office tends to make a person
pray more; and as President,
Lincoln once said, "I have been
driven to my knees many times
by the overwhelming conviction
that I had no place else to go."'
Finally, I try to make sure that
my faith informs how I live my
life. As a husband, as a father,
and aspresident, my faith helps
me to keep 'ry eyes on the prize.

and focus on what is good and
truly important.

Do you have favorite scrip-
tural passages, prayers or
other words of wisdom to
which-you often turn?
I do have a few favorites.
Isaiah 40:31 has been a great
source of encouragement in
my life, and I quote from it of-
ten. Psalm 46 is also impor-
tant to me; I chose to read it on
the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Niebuhr's serenity prayer is a

good one as well.
I've also been blessed to re-
ceive a daily devotional from my
faith advisor, Joshua du Bois,
who will send me Scripture or
thoughts from people such as
C.S. Lewis or Howard Thurman
every morning.

How do you view the role of
faith in public life?
There are many ways to ap-
proach this question, but two
clear aspects of the role of faith
in public life come to mind im-

High off of religion: A mas

By Chris Lisee candidate who co-au- cony and see the

Maybe religion really is the
opiate of the masses just
not the way Karl Marx imag-
ined. A University of Washing-
ton study posits that worship
services at megachurches
can trigger feelings of tran-
scendence and changes in
brain chemistry a spiritual
"high" that keeps congregants
coming back for more. "We
see this experience of unal-
loyed joy over and over again
in megachurches. That's why
we say it's like a drug." said
James Wellman. an associate
professor of American religion
who co-authored the study
The study, "God is like a
drug: Explaining Interaction
Ritual Chains in American
Megachurches" was present-
ed two weeks ago at the an-
nual meeting of the American
Sociological Association in
Denver. Large gatherings of
shared experience like con-
certs and sporting events also
trigger feelings of euphoria.
said, Kaie Corcoran, a Ph.D.

New law
Missouri voters on- Tues-
day passed its "right to pray"
amendment, reaffirming the
right to pray in public and in
schools. In an effort to further
define First Amendment rights,
the measure formally known as
Amendment 2 passed with 83
percentof the vote. ,i,: ;in,,-riI-
ment's backers say it helps
protect Missouri's Christians,
about 80 percent of the popu-
lation, who say they are public
targets. While the religious pro-
tections outlined in the mea-
sure are already guaranteed by
the Bill of Rights and the Con-
stitution, critics are drawing
attention to another part of the
"No student shall be com-
pelled to perform or participate
in academic assignments or
educational presentations that
violate his or her religious be-
The Missouri Constitution al-
ready allows people' to worship
according to personal beliefs,
and prohibits discrimination

thored the paper. But,
she said, "churches
seem to be somewhat
unique in that these
feelings are not just
experienced as eupho-
na but as something
transcendent or di-
vine "

The authors the-

orize the spiritual
high from megachurch serv.ic-
es is experienced as an "oxy-
tocm cocktail" of shared tran-
scendent experience and the
brain's release of oxytocin. a
chemical that is thought to
play a part in social interac-
tion Emotion and group ex-
perience have been shown to
raise levels of oxytocin. One
congregant reported, "God's
love becomes . such a drug
that you can t wait to come get
your next hit. . You can't
wait to get involved to get the
high from God." Another said
"yoI'can Ipok up to the bal-


Holy Spint go
over the crowd
hke a wave in a
football game,"
Corcoran said.
create this high
through their
unique style of
worship, Corco-
ran said. Mega-
churches use

and appeals to
emotion to create a shared
experience in congregations
that number in the thou-
sands. "The upbeat modern
music, cameras that scan the
audience and project smiling,
dancing, singing, or crying
worshippers on large screens.
and an extremely charismatic
leader whose sermons touch
individuals on an emotional
level . serve to create these
strong positive emotional ex-
periences," Corcoran said.

The pastor functions as an

protects religious
based on religion for public of-
fice, testifying or serving on a
jury, according to the.Associat-
ed Press. Republican state Rep.
Mike McGhee, who introduced
the measure, told Fox News that
the section stems from a 2006
case, in which a MNisourI State
University class assignment
was to write and sign a letter
to the state legislature to sup-
port gay adoption. But critics
are skeptical. A New York Times
editorial notes that the clause
will "create confusion and
wreak havoc in classrooms" by
giving students the power to re-
fuse completing or participating MIKE McGHEE
in any assignments that they Republican Siote Representative
claim violates their religious be-
liefs. It permits students who pieces of state legislation na.
believe in creationism, for in- tionwide that allows for more
stance, to decline any assign- room for religion and intelligent'
ments on evolution, design in public schools. The
McGhee, however, says Tennessee state Senate passed
doesn't anticipate any instanc- a bill in March that protect,
es where a student might claim teachers who allow student tc
"it's against my religion to do question and criticize controlo
algebra." The move in Missouri versial" scientific theories like
is in part seen as one of several evolution. Indiana legislator,



mediately. First, faith has al-
ways provided a moral frame-
work and vocabulary for this
country to come to terms with
its most pressing challenges.
One of the great things about
this nation is that it is a place
where people from all walks of
life can advocate on behalf of
their faith and beliefs and be
open about what drives and
motivates them.

As a country of great reli-
gious, diversity and divisive-
ness, how can faith play a role
in unifying America?
Faith lets us know that
there's something bigger than
ourselves, and that requires a
certain basic commitment to
one another. This country has
a rich tradition of seeking to
create an environment where
people of different beliefs can
live together and share com-
mon goals. As Americans, I
think we understand that in
protecting our ability to advo-
cate for our own positions we
must protect the ability of those
who come from different back-
grounds and beliefs to do so as
well, Faith demands thatwe see
the image of God in one another
and respect it.

s opiate

"energy star" who engages the
congregation through an ac-
cessible. informal and emo-
nonal sermon. Rather than
being analytical or theologi-
cal, the message "just feels
right" or "just makes sense"
for congregants. Wellman
satd. To extend the spiri-
tual high beyond Sunday,
churches feature small group
activities such as Bible study,
book clubs, and volunteer
activities, the researchers
said. But it is Sunday wor-
ship that brings people back.
The study bucks the idea
that larger churches produce
weaker member commit-
ment; nearly 80 percent of
congregants .sids jhut.ch _iz-.
didtj.hi.de .,t.heji spii'-,
growth. An estimated 10 iDr-
cent of American Protestants
- six million worshippers -
regularly attend one of 1,600
megachurches. Researchers
observed services and con-
ducted 470 interviews and
about 16,000 surveys at 12
megachurches for the Univer-
sity of Wahirigni"study. .

in January moved forward on'
a bill that would allow school
districts to, decide whether to
include creationism alongside
teachings of evolution in sci-
ence curriculum. Oklahoma,
New Hampshire and Missouri
1ave also considered similar
bills designed to encourage crit-
ical examination of evolution
Research from two Pennsyl-
vania State University profes-
sors revealed last year that the
majority of public school biol-
ogy teachers in the U.S. shy
away from teaching evolution
because they're either unwill-
ing or unprepared to teach it:
some .advocate creationism
while others are afraid to ad-
dress the topic for fear of con-
troveisy. According to results of
the 2009 National Assessment
of Educational Progress, a fed-
eral test known as the Nation's
Report Card, less than half of
U.S. fourth-, eighth- and 12th
grade students were considered
proficient in science.

Remaining faithful during elections

By Rev. Adam J. Copeland these these seven practices:
1. Pray. Pray for patience and
Political advertisements as- understanding for yourself, but
sail our TVs. Yard signs sprout also for justice, peace and love
on every block. E-nail so- to prevail lo, ..ll. Pray for your
licitations storm our inbox,-s;'.',olitical "enemies Pray that
Whether we like it or not, qNo\. 6 you lo\e tliin. PraN that all
is just around the corner. Short leaders, no matter their party,
of going underground or mov- might govern with God's wis-
ing to Canada -- how is a per- dom. And give thanks to God
son to survive the torrent? It's for our country in all its beauty
no easy task to stay faithful, and complexity.
friendly and unperturbed dur- 2. Turn off the TV. If politi-
ing election season. So, before cal ads on television are driving
you throw a shoe at your TV, you up the wall, remember that
take a deep breath and try out nobody is making you watch

except yourself. You have the
power to turn it off. Go outside,
.read a book, make a healthy
meal, relax. Are Sunday morn-
ing talk shows making your
blood boil? Go, to church in-
3. Remember politicians
are public servants, God's
children, so don't dehuman-
ize them. Why is the approval
rating of the entire Congress
generally much lower than
approval rating of individual
members? In part, because we
imagine all politicians are bad

except those few we know. The
vast majority of our leaders.are
mighty fine folk. Sure, they're
persons with flaws like all of
us, but they seek to serve the.
greater good within: an imper-
fect system. They're not "talking
heads," but whole people.-
4. Give back. Tired of watch-
ing politicians wax eloquent on
how to make our communities
better, but then fail to do so?
Well, give it'a try yourself. Vol-
unteer with a non-profit. Serve
your neighbors at a homeless
Please turn to ELECTION 14B



Bible made for America

By Daniel Burke

The Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech
riffed on Lincoln's lofty lan-
guage. And Ronald Reagan
drafted King's dream of a
country where character out-
weighs color into an argument
against affirmative action.
There are certain speeches,
songs, books, letters, laws,
and axioms that Americans
appreciate enough to argue
about, says religion scholar
Stephen Prothero.
Like the Declaration of In-
dependence, this almost con-
secrated canon inspires end-

less commentary about what
it means to be American, and
what "America" means.
Prothero, a professor of reli-
gion at Boston University, col-
lects these civil scriptures in
his new book "The American
Bible: How Our Words Unite,
Divide, and Define a Nation."
"We treat these core texts in
a sacred way," Prothero said in
an interview. "Each has differ-
ent meanings and they don't
necessarily reconcile with each
So, "The American Bible"
contains patriotic picks like
the Pledge of Allegiance, and
Please turn to BIBLE 14B


Who will be America's

next leader in 2013?

By Walter Brueggemann

The old king, David, is dead.
It is time to pick his successor
as king. In retrospect it seems
obvious that his son, Solomon,
was his rightful heir. In the
moment, however, the matter
of succession to the throne is
highly contested. Two sons of
David, Solomon and Adoni-
jah, are both aggressive can-
didates for the succession. In
the end, Solomon prevails and
becomes king. But not easily!
He must engaged' in choreo-
graphed deception with. the
aid of powerful allies. He is
also willing to engage. in raw
.violence iri order' to eliminate
,his rival.."
Except that beyond decep-
tion and violence, legitimate
rule requires a religious affir-
mation. The one thing the new
king requires is a capacity for
attentiveness to the needs.
hopes and expectations of his
Subjects. Solomon knows that
a 'listening heart" is the an-
tithesis of a "hard heart,''an
inability' to care. for or notice,
or take seriously those before
him. In using this phrase he
is perhaps aware that he is
married to Pharoah's daugh-
ter, Pharaoh being,the quint-
essential hard-hearted guy.
Solomon intends to be a very
different kind of king!
We now read the text in the
midst of our own preoccupa-
tion with "our next leader.

whether Obama or Romney.
Things are of course very dif-
ferent in a democratic society
that is nothing like an abso-
lute monarchy. Except that we
know oui political process is
filled with choreographed de-
ception. Thank God there is
ho comparable violence in the
democratic process, unless we
consider the assault made on
the democratic process by the
flow of tons of ideological mon-
ey, or unless we think about
the coercive silencing effected
through voter repression.
ur new% leader or our:con-
tinuing leader, as the two vie
for the seat, promise us a "lis-
tening 'heart," even though
enough money tends to dull
that listening. When they have
finished, with due modesty
and then wealth and honor,
the great divine "if' will per-
sist. It:is an "if' that disrupts
the rhetoric of noble dreaming.
There is not enough money or
power or deception or violence
:or religious legitimacy to nul-
lify. that alternative commit-
ment to the vulnerable. Any
other wisdom will fail. Thus
the wisdom that Solomon did
not learn is attentiveness to
those for whom God has spe-
cial attentiveness. There are
all kinds of dreams of power
and money and prestige and
control. But the dream of jus-
tice for widows, orphans and
immigrants is the deep wis-
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Helping abused children cope focused on laws

By R.A. Dickey, Grier Weeks

If there is one image from
the Penn State scandal that
should haunt our American
memory, it's not Joe Paterno's
fall, Jerry Sandusky's grinning
face or the specter of what for-
mer assistant football coach
Mike McQueary saw.
It's the little boys who came
out to the game with them with
hair combed and jerseys on,
sitting in the stands, filled uAth
excitement, hope and trust.
These boys are only the lat-
est to suffer. For centuries,
adults who preyed on children
hid in the shadows. For every
sexual predator witnessed in
the act by an outsider such as
McQueary, there were thou-
sands who walked among us
unsuspected and untouched.
Then the advent of the In-
ternet dramatically changed
this. Individuals with a sexual
attraction to children began
surfacing en masse, as they
went online to do what mil-
lions of their fellow Americans
were doing: accessing sexual
content. But the content these
individuals accessed video
and photos of children being
raped, tortured and sexually

displayed (child pornography)
- was illegal.
By 2006, congressional
hearings revealed hundreds of
thousands of these criminals
in the U.S. alone. Law enforce-
ment-officers at the helm of a
national online nerve center
told Congress that they identi-
fied 300,000 suspects in 2008.
Each day, thousands of sus-
pects were being logged and
plotted on maps. More alarm-
ing, an estimated one in three
was a hands-on offender, with
local child victims.
Yet, the vast majority were
not being investigated at all
because of the lack of law en-
forcement funding. Children
who could be rescued were in-
stead ignored. The heroes on
the front lines of this battle
went home every night with
the screams of children in their
heads, knowing they simply
didn't have the manpower to
go get them.

A frustrated U.S. Rep. Joe
Barton, R-Texas, pleaded for
more law-enforcement fund-
ing. "We're fighting a forest fire
with a can of aerosol spray.'
Barton said. "If we're senous

By proposing funding cuts in anti-child abuse efforts,

our elected leaders are allowing sexual predators to

roam free and threaten our children.

about this, let's put some real
muscle (into it) . If I've got
to put out a major forest fire, I
don't send one firefighter. I mo-
bilize the entire operation."
The 2006 Barton hearings
led to a bipartisan bill, the Pro-
tect Our Children Act of 2008,
sponsored by then Democratic
Sens. Joe Biden, D-Del., and
Barack Obama, D-Ill.. as well
as Republicans John McCain,
R-Ariz., and Ornn Hatch. R-
Utah. Oprah Winfrey endorsed
the legislation in a one-hour
show, launching more than
500.000 angry viewers at the
Senate and helping ensure
The act authorized major in-
creases in spending for com-
bating child sexual exploita-
tion and child rescue. Fora few
years, progress was dramatic.
By 2010, law enforcement
agencies were reporting they
had identified and rescued
2,182 children in a single year,
though the actual number was
likely 10 times higher.

Then Congress stopped
functioning, and the Justice
Department stopped trying.
Please turn to ABUSE 15B


Worried over early puberty? Take note

Peer influence

caused concern

for grown-up

By Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a fa-
vorite memory for any of us.
During that angst-ridden ride
between childhood and adult-
hood, nearly everyone's best
goal is simply to fit in. That's
even tougher when you're only
in second grade. But a signifi-
cant percentage of girls begin
breast development an in-
dicator of puberty before
learning their multiplication
tables. According to several
headline-grabbing studies, a
dramatically greater number
of girls start to develop breasts
at a younger age than hap-
pened 10 to 30 years ago. By
contrast, the age at which they
get their first periods has only
declined by a few months and,
on average, still occurs, be-
tween the ages of 12 and 13.
These findings, though still
debated by some endocrinolo-
gists, have fueled concern that
.childhood for girls is shrink-
ing, while the duration of pu-
berty is expanding.
Exactly why this may be oc-
curring still is clinically elu-
sive. Several possibilities have
been identified, including an
increase in obesity, low birth
weight, stress and the preva-
lence of estrogen-like hor-
mone-disrupting chemicals
used in hard plastics and in
July was banned for use in

.-" '

help decrease these youngsters'
susceptibility to peer influence,
assist them in developing better
coping skills and diffuse nega-
tive feelings that might turn
into negative thoughts and ac-
So, moms and dads and' un-
cles and aunts and teachers
and all you other grown-ups:
Whether it arrives early, with
some special challenges, or at
its more expected time, pu-
berty's always a challenge for
girls and boys. And it's up to us
to assist them in growing up,
whenever nature determines,
to be the finest women and
men possible.

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Girls who look older than their peers can feel self-conscious.
They also may attract the attention of older males but are less
psychologically mature to resist the negative attention.

baby bottles and cups by the
Early puberty, particularly
getting an early first period,
also may be a risk factor for
getting breast cancer later in
life because the window of ex-
posure to estrogen is wider.
Looking like a woman when
you're still a little girl can
cause social and emotional dif-
ficulties, too. That's the case
regardless whether a 7-year-
old is budding breasts because
of a known medical condition
or is merely an early bloomer.
While early stress may be a
cause of premature puberty,
the converse is also true. Such
stress can put girls at risk for
social problems, such as ear-
ly sexual activity, substance
abuse, depression and eat-
ing disorders. Girls who look

older than their peers can feel
self-conscious. They also may
attract the attention of older
males but are less psychologi-
cally mature to resist the nega-
tive attention.
What's a mother or father to
do? Buy up baggy sweat suits?
Bolt the door? Fortunately,
there may be a better answer.
According to a study of 330
early developing fifth graders,
three distinct positive parent-
ing practices may ease or pre-
vent problem behavior among
early bloomers. These are: Nur-
ture, open communication and
knowledge of your child's ac-
tivities. Parental nurture, gen-
erally considered a key factor
in curbing risk-taking, may be
even more important for early-
maturing girls. The thinking
is that parental influence can

This version may lack diversity

continued from 13B

from phrases like "city on a
hill" that are repeated by pil-
grims, presidents and pundits
across generations. But some
selections like the Supreme
Court's Roe v. Wade decision -
may be more reviled than re-
vered by many Americans.
That's precisely the point,
Prothero says. Few documents
have inspired more passionate
debate than the 1973 ruling
that Ic-galized abortion -- and
arguing remains the central
ritual of the American republic.
Prothero says that he aimed
to describe not craft the
country's sacred scriptures.'
He had two main criteria: The
texts had to be about America,
and they had to stir controver-
"It could have been the most
brilliant thing in history, but it
wouldn't have gotten into my
book unless it had a vibrant af-
terlife," Prothero said. Prothero
says his book about America's
most influential arguments

was inspired by the petty par-
tisanship of contemporary
debates. Prothero patterned
"The American Bible" on the
Christian Bible. The "Genesis"
section includes Puritan John
Winthrop's "Model of Chris-
tian Charity," Thomas Paine's
"Common Sense" and the Dec-
larttion of Independence. The
Constitution, and Supreme
Court decisions Brown v.
Board of Education and Roe v.
Wade comprise the "Law" sec-
tion. "Chronicles" include "Un-
cle Tom's Cabin," "Adventures
of Huckleberry Finn"'and Ayn
Rand's dystopian novel "Atlas
Shrugged." George Washing-
ton's farewell address, Thomas
Jefferson's "Letter to Danbury
Baptists" and King's "Letter
from Birmingham Jail" com-
prise the "Epistles" section.
By Prothero's own admission,
"The American Bible" lacks de-
mographic diversity.
"For better or worse, dead
white men have had outsized
influence over the course of
American history, and among
their powers has been the ca-

pacity to command an audi-
ence," he writes in the intro-
But "The American Bible"
also gives voice to homegrown
"prophets," such as King and
Malcolm X, who castigated the
country for failing to live up to
its ideals.
Anthea Butler, an associate
professor of religious studies
at the University of Pennsyl-
vania,'said "The American Bi-
ble" could have included more
women, particularly suffragists
like Susan B. Anthony. Femi-
nists like Gloria Steinem and
Betty Friedan could also have
made the cut, Butler said.
The almost endless interpre-
tations make "The American
Bible" in some ways like a Jew-
ish Talmud: a sacred text sur-
rounded by impassioned argu-
ment. "The way to wisdom here
lies not in affirming simple
truths but in engaging in dif-
ficult discussions," Prothero
writes. It's just those kinds
of conversations, the scholar
says, that his "American Bible"
aims to inspire.

continued from 13B

shelter. Tutor a struggling stu-
dent. Stop complaining and
start serving. (Or, gasp, run for
office yourself.)
5. Vote. It seems obvious,
but the turnout rates for recent
primaries in home state of Min-
nesota were dismal. One clear
way we can respond to God's
generous gifts to us is to vote.
Voting is our responsibility --
to God and to our community.
Get informed.
6. Be kind ... yes, even on
Facebook. Go figure, but it
turns out Facebook status
updates and comment feeds
are not the ideal place to ar-
gue nuanced political points.

Diana Butler Bass recently
tweeted that "civility is the new
counter-culturalism." Posting
a political photo with a snarky
comment may feel good for a
time, but it certainly does not
raise the level of conversation.
Don't stoop to Facebook fights.
It's hard, but it's for the greater
7. Have a difficult conver-
sation in person. The New
Testament includes story after
story of Christ's followers dis-
agreeing with one another, but
being called to love each other
and 'be unified in the midst
of their diversity. So, go for
it: be honest with your neigh-
bor, your family member, your
church friend with whom you
don't see eye to eye.

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New health care law helps women
By Alyson Jordan
Forty-seven million women ..
are getting greater control over .
their health care and access to 'v-i
eight new prevention-related
health care services without
paying more out of their own ,.
pocket. Previously some insur-
ance companies did not cover
these preventive services for
women at all under their health [
plans, while some women had O, CAR
to pay deductibles or copays
'for the care they needed to stay l.
healthy. The new rules in the
health care law requiring cov-
erage of these services take ef-
fect at the next renewal date .. .
on,or after Aug. 1 for most (. .k A ".".,i i

health insurance plans. For the
first time ever, women will have
access to even more life-saving
preventive care free of charge.
According to a new HHS re-
port also released today, ap-
proximately 47 million women
are in health plans that must,
cover these new preventive ser-
vices at no charge. Women, not
insurance companies, can now
make health decisions that will'
keep them healthy, catch po-
tentially serious conditions at
an earlier state, and protect
them and their families from
crushing medical bills.
"President Obama is moving
our country forward by giv-
ing women control over their
health care," Secretary Sebel-

Supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama's health care law.
Supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama's health care law.

ius said. "This law puts women
and their doctors, not insur-.
ance companies or the govern-
ment, in charge of health care

The health care law has al-
ready helped women in private
plans and Medicare for the first
time gain access to potentially
life-saving tests and services,
such as mammograms, choles-
terol screenings, and flu shots
without coinsurance. or de-
ductibles. Today's announce-
ment builds on these benefits,
generally requiring insurance
companies to offer, with no co-
pay, additional vital screenings
and tests to help keep women
healthy throughout their lives.
These services are based on
recommendations from the In-
stitute of Medicine, which re-
lied on independent physicians,
nurses, scientists, and other
experts as well as evidence-
based research to develop its
recommendations. These pre-

ventive services will be offered
without cost sharing beginning
today in all new health plans.
Group health plans and is-
suers that have maintained
grandfathered status are not
required to cover these ser-
vices. In addition, certain non-
profit religious organizations,
such as churches and schools,
are not required to cover these
services. The Obama adminis-
tration will continue to work
with all employers to give them
the 'flexibility and resources
they need to implement the
health care law in a way that
protects women's health while
making common-sense accom-
modations for values like reli-
gious liberty.

For women who are pregnant
or nursing, the new preventive
services include gestational
diabetes screening as well as
breast-feeding support, coun-
seling and supplies. Health
services already provided un-

der the health care law include
folic acid supplements for
women who may become preg-
nant, Hepatitis B screening for
pregnant women and anemia
screening for pregnant women.
Women Medicare beneficia-
ries may already receive such
preventive services as annual
'wellness visits, mammograms,
and bone mass measurement'
for those at risk of osteopo-
rosis and diabetes screening.
Approximately 24.7 million
women with Medicare used at
least one free preventive service
in 2011, including the new an-
nual wellness visit.
Because of. the Affordable
Care Act, secure, affordable
coverage is becoming a reality
for millions of American women
and families. Men and children
are. also able to take advantage
of preventive services at no ex-
ti-a charge under the. health
care law. These services include
flu shots and other immuniza-
tions, screenings for cancers,
high blood pressure and cho-
lesterol and depression.

Color plays role in

low birth weight

Smoking, poor nutrition
and even working late have
been cited among the top
reasons why babies might be
born with low birth weight,
but a team of researchers
from Yale say healthcare isn't
the only cause. According to
a study published in the An-
nals of Behavioral Medicine,
Valerie Earnshaw and her
colleagues at Yale found that
racism against the more than
1,000 black apd Latina girls
they surveyed resulted in
lower birth weight babies as
well. The contributing factor,
they say. was the depression
that resulted from the moth-
drs-to-be's experience with
discrimination, including be-
ing treated with less respect
than other people, receiving
poorer service or being called
names. Earnshaw and her
colleagues interviewed 420,
14- to 21-year-old Black and
Latina women at 14 commu-
nity health centers and' hos-
pitals in New York, during
the second and third trimes-
ters of their pregnancies, and
at six and 12 months after
their babies had been born,
according to a news release.
The team also measured the
women's reported experienc-
es of discrimination, depres-
sive symptoms, pregnancy
distress and pregnancy

Their finding is one that
researchers have acknowl-
edged for years. In 2010. re-
searchers at the University of
Washington. The Ohio State
University, and the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh concluded
that pregnant women are at
greater risk of delivering pre-
maturely or giving birth to in-
fants with low birth weight if
they are diagnosed with clini-
cal depression.
And while the women in
Earnshaw's study reported
relatively low levels of dis-
crimination, the impact of
discrimination was the same
across the board.
According to the CDC, a
birth weight of less than 5.5
pounds is considered low
and can result in in-
creased risk of in-
fecton, delayed O
motor skills -
and learn-
ing dis-


The world is not a safe place

continued from 14B
This year, the Obama admin-
istration asked Congress to
cut Protect Act spending by 27
percent. The House and Sen-
ate have proposed spending at
below 2010 levels.
The crime of child sexual
abuse is above all a betrayal
of trust. For most victims,

it comes at the hands of the
very adults who should love
and protect them. More than
90 percent of sexual abuse is
committed by a family member
or an adult the victim knows.
Even when abuse comes from
outside a child's circle of trust,
there is betrayal. A child's in-
nocent belief that the world is
a safe place where adults pro-
tect children is shattered.

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By Lauran Neergaard
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Head of the
hospital bed raised? Check. Pa-
tient's teeth brushed? Check.
Those simple but often over-
looked steps can help protect
some of the most critically ill
patients those on ventila-
tors 'from developing deadly
pneumonia. And if they knew
about them, family members
could ensure the steps weren't
Hospitals are rife with in-
fections and opportunities for
medical mistakes. Now, a near-
ly $9 million project at Johns
Hopkins University aims to
combine engineering with the
power of patients and their
families to prevent some of the
most common threats.
The idea: Design patient safe-
ty to be more like a car's dash-
board, which automatically sig-
nals drivers when the oil needs
changing or if a passenger for-
got to buckle up, or like the
countdown systems that make
sure no step is missed when a
satellite is launched.

:aps gineers,
Today, safe, ty care
largely depends on individual
health workers reinembering
hundreds of steps without good
ways to tell if they forget one,
said Hopkins' patient safety ex-
pert Dr. Peter Pronovost. Get-
ting it right takes what he calls
"almost heroic efforts."
And too often, the people best
able to spot early warning signs
patients and their families -
are treated as passive bystand-
ers rather than encouraged
to participate in their care, he
"Who knows better than the
family?" asked Dr. George Bo-
Linn of the Gordon and Betty.
Moore Foundation's new Pa- '
tient Care Program. Nicole 'D. James, of E
The foundation, created by the hospital. A doctor
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore,
announced Tuesday that it is usual care for sickle ca
funding the Hopkins work as Engineering, to bring to
the first step in a planned 10- top experts on how to
year, $500 million effort to im- safety systems.
prove patient safety and fam- -Sometimes the faith
ily engagement in hospitals merely discuss treatmei
around the country. Separately, patients or their families
the Institute of Medicine has the harm. Consider Nic
signed on to help, partnering James, a commercial p
with the National Academy of manager in Elkridge, M(

families for hospital safety

lkridge, Md., spent two extra weeks in
added an unneeded medication to her
Ire anemia without consulting her.


ure to
nt with
cole D.
d., who

undergoes frequent overnight
hospital stays to treat the in-
tense pain of sickle cell anemia.
One such visit turned into a
miserable two-week stay when
the ER doctor added a powerful
antibiotic to James' usual pain
treatment without telling her
first a drug that worsened

_ _

her sickle cell crisis.
It turned out the doctor had
spotted a shadow on James'
lung X-ray that he thought was
pneumonia but that she could
have told him, and her regular
physician confirmed, really was
old scar tissue.
"I know what's normal for
me," said James, 37, who now
insists that relatives drive past
closer hospitals for Hopkins,
where hei- doctor'practices, no
matter how late at night or in-
tense her pain. Because the
doctors know her, "I am not just
somebody lying on the table. I
am part of the team."
Tens of thousands of pre-
ventable deaths occui in U.S.
hospitals every year. Numer-
ous programs are under way to
improve patient safety. Among
them is the government's Part-
nership for Patients, funded by
$1 billion from the new health
care law, that is helping hospi-
tals adopt proven safety strate-
Hopkins" Pronovost led the
creation of one of the most well-
known .a simple checklist
that ensures hospital workers

If life had instructions,

upkeep would be easy

By Liz Szabo

Few men would drive a beloved sports car
into the ground, ruining its engine for lack of
routine oil changes, tune-ups or new belts.
Yet many men don't think twice about ne-
glecting their health, and they'll let a decade
or more slip by without scheduling a checkup,
says Jeff Cain. president-elect of the Ameri-
can Academy of Family Physicans. One-third
of men have no regular doctor, and the same
number say they visit a doctor only when re-
ally sick.
"Men are used to maintaining their cars, but
they aren't used to maintaining themselves."
says Cain, a professor at the University of Col-
Unlike women. men aren't handed a preven-
tive maintenance schedule. Women learn from
an early age to schedule a "well-woman exam"
ever year.
Yet doctors say there are lots of things that
men can do tb take care of themselves -- inside
and outside of the exam room -- at every stage
of life.

A meningitis shot. required at many col-
HPV shot, to prevent infection with the hu-
man papillomavirus, which causes a variety of
cancers and genital arts. if men haven't been
vaccinated already. This vaccine is most effec-
tive if given before men become sexually active.
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis !Tdap) boost-
er. Everyone needs a tetanus booster every
10 years. And recent outbreaks of pertussis,
or whooping cough. have led the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to recommend
this vaccine for everyone.

Blood pressure
Guys should get their blood pressure
checked at age 18, too, although this also can
be done by a nurse or even the trainer at the
gyr. The American Heart Association recom.
rrnituls men check their blood pressure at least
every two years. A blood pressure of 120/80 or
less is considered healthy.

Men should take a fasting cholesterol test
every five years, beginning at age 20, according
to the heart association. Men with unhealthy
cholesterol may need more frequent tests.

Hepatitis C
The Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
vention recommends that Bab% Boomers, born
between 1945 and 1965, get a test for hepati-
tis C, which can destroy the liver. Many people
with the disease don't know they have it.

By age 45, the American Heart Association
recommends that men have a fasting blood
sugar test, which can tell if rren are diabetic
or pre-diabetic. Men shouldIrepeat.the test at
least every three years. Many men don't realize
they have diabetes or are on their way to de-
veloping it. Making early lifestyle changes can
prevent the disease from developing or keep it
under control, says Raul Seballos. vice chair
of preventive medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Colon cancer
The task force recommends men at aver-
age risk get screened for colorectal cancer
beginning at age 50. Men at higher risk want
to get screened earlier, says Michael LeFexTe.
co-chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force, a volunteer panel that advises the gov-
etfent. Men who choose screening colonos-
copies should be checked every 10 years, while
thbse screened with fecal occult blood tests -
a non-invasive test need to be tested annu-

Prostate cancer
Experts disagree about the benefits'of rou-
tine screening for prostate cancer The preven-
tive services task force has concluded that PSA
testing typically does more harm than good.
Other groups, such as the American Cancer
Society, say men should discuss the nsks and
benefits with their doctors and make an in-
formed -decision

Peripheral artery disease
*The American Heart Association suggests
having an ankle-brachial index test even' year
or two. starting in your 60s. The test measures
the pulses in your feet to detect plaque buildup
in the arteries of the legs, which can lead to
blood clots.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Men who have ever smoked should get a
one-time ultrasound test for this type of aneu-
rysm, in which the blood vessel balloons and
threatens to burst, at age 65 to 75. Non-smok-
ers don't need it, the preventive task force says.

Some foods have heart-healthy benefits,
!ike garlic, onions and apples, which contain
nutrients that help lower blood pressure while
grapes and blueberries can help cholesterol
levels. Grapes are easy to eat on the go, and
blueberries are a quick addition to cereal eveey

Asthma drug stunts growth; kids with autism bullied

By Kim Painter

Inhalers and growth: For
some kids, the price of con-
trolling severe asthma is half
an inch of adult height. Those
who use the inhaled steroid
drug budesonide (marketed
under brands including Rhi-
nocort and Pulmicort) see a
permanent stunting of growth,
new research shows. But the
drug can be very effective, so

doctors say children:who need'
it should keep taking it, NBC
News reports.
Autism and bullying: Nearly
half of middle and high school
students with autism spec-
trum disorders have been bul-
lied, says a new study based
on reports from parents and
school administrators. Other
studies suggest about 10 per-
cent of typical 4tVMents' are
bullied, says theAiew York

Lifestyle and longevity: It's
never too late to reap the re-
wards of an active, social life-
style, new research shows. The
study followed people starting
at age 75 and found those who
had healthy lifestyles in-
cluding exercise and frequent,
satisfying contact with friends
and family members sur-
vived years longer than their

A farmers market offers organic carrots. A study finds no significant difference in vitamin
content between organic and conventional veggies.

Study sees no nutritional

edge in organic food

By Elizabeth Weise

Organic products have no
significant nutritional advan-
tage over conventional foods,
even though consumers can
pay more for them, a new study
The findings suggest that a
key reason behind why many
people buy organic products -
a $28.6 billion market last year
- may not be borne out by the
The four-year project began
when two doctors wondered
what advice they should give
their families and patients
about whether to buy organic
or conventional foods.
"It became much larger than'
we expected," says Crystal
Smith-Spangler, a primary care
doctor at Stanford University
and lead author on the study
appearing Tuesday in the jour-
nal Annals of Internal Medi-
Eventually, 12 researchers
looked at 240 studies conduct-
ed from 1966 to 2011 covering
nutrient and contaminant lev-
els in foods.
Among the findings:
There were no significant
differences in the vitamin con-
tent of organic and convention-
al fruits and vegetables. The
studies looked specifically at
vitamins A, C and E.
Detectable pesticide residue
was found in seven percent of
organic produce and 38 percent
of conventional produce. How-
ever, only three studies found
pesticide residue that exceeded
maximum allowed limits in the
European Union on organic or
conventional produce.
As to how pesticides could be
in organic product that must
be grown without them by law,
Smith-Spangler said it could
either be long-lasting, now-
banned pesticides in the soil or
drift from nearby fields.

. Both organic and conven-
tional foods were at similar risk
for bacterial contamination.
A smaller study done in 2009
by Alan Dangour at the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine with a European em-
phasis reached similar conclu-

A,2010 Nielsen 'study found
that 76 percent bought them
believing they are healthier, 53
percent because they allowed
them to avoid pesticides and
other toxins, 51 .percent be-
.cause they are more nutritious
and 49 percent because organ-
ic farming is better for the en-


.. -

There isn't much difference between organic and conven-
tional foods.

Organic produce often costs
more than conventionally
grown fruits and vegetables,
but the differential varies wide-
ly. In 2009, it generally cost at
least 25 percent more in Bos-
ton and San Francisco whole-
sale markets and sometimes
was double the price, accord-
ing to the. most recent data
from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. In rare cases, the
organic food was equal or even
a smidge lower in price.
Yet "there isn't much differ-
ence between organic'and.con-
ventional foods, if you're an-
adult and making a decision
based solely on your health,"
said Dena Bravata, senior au-
thor of the paper and a physi-
cian at Stanford's Center for
Health Policy.
The data don't fit well with
consumers' stated motiva-
tions for buying organic foods.

Urvashi Rangan, a scientist
at Consumers Union, publish-
er of Consumer Reports maga-
zine, points out that organic
farming, originally started out
as something designed to be
better for the environment and
for farmers.
"The health benefits really
ended up being almost inad-
vertent, a nice fringe benefit"
of farming in a sustainable way
that benefits the planet, she
That once counter-culture
trend is now mainstream. Or-
ganic foods make up 12 percent
of all U.S. fruit and vegetable
sales, according to Christine
Bushway, CEO of the Organic
Trade Association in Brattle-
boro, Vt. Organic products ac-
count for nearly six percent of
the total U.S. market for dairy
products, she says.



follow steps that lower the risk
of deadly bloodstream infec-
tions from common IV cath-
eters. That checklist now is be-
ing used in ICUs nationwide,
and the government reported
last year that those infections
have plummeted by 60% as a
tut catheter infections are
just one of a dozen serious hos-
pital-caused harms that threat-
en ICU patients, Pronovost
said. Rather than fighting them
one at a time, his new project
will target multiple ICU threats
simultaneously from venti-
lator-associated pneumonia to
deadly blood clots without
relying on old-fashioned paper
checklists and with more family
SIt will require linking medi-
cal devices that today don't talk
to each other, he said. For in-
stance, pumps that deliver nar-
cotic painkillers aren't linked
to other devices that monitor
breathing. If connected, the
painkillers could .be stopped
automatically at the first sign of
respiratory problems, a known
side effect.


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"Once You Know, It's Where To Go"

Fibromyalgia is a little-under-
stood disorder that causes pain
and other symptoms throughout
the body.
The womenshealth.gov website
offers these suggestions for better
., living withfibromyalgia:
:-':r' F-" ., I Get plenty of sleep.
:-,,e. ,* Exercise as much as you can.
Try to be physically active as much
as possible if fibromyalgia pain
prevent's you from exercising.
Make adjustments at work to
help you better manage fibro-
myalgia. Examples could include
reducing your hours or switching
to a less demanding job.
Eat a nutritious, balanced diet.
Talk to your doctor about ways
to control pain.
Seek emotional support from
4... -. friends and family members.

Bowel control problems (also
called fecal incontinence) can
occur at any.age, although they are.
more common in older adults.
The U.S. National Digestive Dis-
eases Information Clearinghouse
says common causes of bowiel
control problems include:
Having diarrhea.
Having damage or weakness
in sohincter muscles or nerves.
Having an inability of the
rectum to stretch properly.
Having hemorrhoids.
Getting older, due to changes
in muscles and tissues.
Sustaining damage to the
pelvic floor muscles after giving

Drinking and overeating

pack on pounds in college

Be hip to

source of back,

knee pain

Tight flexors will
prevent body from
working properly

By Janice Lloyd
You stand up from your
chair at work and your
lower back starts grum-
bling. You decide to take a
walk down the.hall, and be- ALL IN A DA
fore you know it, your knees
ache. too. What gives? ting for I ng p
The answer might have en hip flexor
little to. do with your back lead to physic;
or knees. The pain could be ----.
linked to your hipi, in par- era' Associat
ticular a group of muscles athletic train
called the hipeflexorg that are University in
in use when we climb stairs, "When they're
run, dance and play soc- impacts how\
cer and even do resistance can cause all
training. Also known as the lems, from ot
iliopsoas, they help the leg down to our fi
move up and down and sta- The older
bilize the spine. They are lo- more they sh
cated in your abdomen and not just sittin
upper thigh and are among problems. Lie
thu strongest in the body. sition at nigh
"When we sit all day, the ping? That
hip flexors shorten," says them.'
Jim Thornton. president of Unfortunate
the National Athletic Train- Please tur

high school when she played
volleyball and ran track.
She weighed about 150
pounds when she started her
freshman, year and 165 by
the end of the first semester.
"I didn't realize what effect
all this was having on me. It
snuck up on me," says Birt-
cher, who is 5-foot- 10.
College students who
gained weight say they packed
on an average of about 7V'/
to 9 pounds their freshman
year and an average 10 to
14 pounds total during their
college careers, according to
one survey of university stu-
dents. Another study found
that students put on an aver-
age of 6 /2 pounds their fresh-
man year and an average 10
pounds total during their col-
lege careers.
Some of the weight gain in
college is due to continued,
growth and maturation, but
a lot of it may be from chang-
es in their eating habits, in-
creases in the consumption
of alcoholic beverages, espe-
cially beer, and decreases in
physical activity, research
College is a big transition
for students, and it's the first
time most of them have been
in charge of all their own food
and beverage choices, says
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continued from 17B

Joan Sarge Blake, a clinical
associate professor in the nutri-
tion program at Boston Univer-
sity. "They have a lot of stress,
and unfortunately they turn to
food. They may also not be get-
ting enough sleep which also
impacts how much they eat."
Fortunately, many college
cafeterias offer a wide variety of

healthful choices, Blake says.
For instance, the dining halls
at Boston University serve
foods such as grilled vegeta-
bles, grilled chicken and pizza
made with a whole-grain crust
and topped with lots of vegeta-
bles, she says.
Still, students have to make
the right food selections. "You
can't go to the ice cream bar for
dinner" every night and expect
to maintain a healthy weight,

she says.

Alcoholic beverages, especial-
ly beer, contributes to weight
gain, nutrition experts say.
Everywhere you turn some-
one is going out for drinks or
inviting you to a party that has
a keg, says Courtney Trent, 23,
a junior at Arizona State. "Beer
is always around."
After gaining 40 pounds her

freshman year on fast food, al-
coholic drinks and late-night
snacks, Trent lost most of those
extra pounds on Weight Watch-
ers and now eats healthfully,
exercises regularly and limits
her alcohol consumption.
Melinda Johnson, a lectur-
er at Arizona State in Phoe-
nix, recommends that those
who drink alcoholic beverages
have a glass of water between

Keep the flow easy when exercising

continued from 17B

says, many training programs
overlook the hip flexors and
focus on the hamstrings and
quadriceps. But tight flex-
ors will prevent the rest of the
body's flow from working prop-
erly, he adds.
Here's one example of what
can misfire:
"Let's say you're going for a
walk or jog and your hips are
tight," he says. "When you strike

your heel on the ground, the
muscles that control the arch of
the foot are going to be inhib-
ited because the hips are tight.
As your foot rolls forward, it will
pronate (roll inward). That can
cause shin splints and plantar
fasciitis (inflammation in the
arch). If you get that, you feel
like and walk like a 99-year-old
Chances are, many of us have
tight hip flexors. Government
statistics suggest that almost
half of us report sitting more

than six hours a day; 65 per-
cent say they spend more than
two hours a day watching TV.
"There's all kind of exercises
people can do to get a workout
in," Thornton says. But "the
most important thing is you ac-
tually get up off the couch and
do something."
It's important to warm up
first. "Don't go right into a
class," he says, or start a pro-
gram on a DVD cold. "One of
the biggest problems is people
will go and get injured in the

first couple visits and get dis-
When it comes to warming
up the hips, he recommends
gentle stretches such as lunges
with one knee bent in front and
the other leg straightened be-
hind you.
He also suggests using a
foam roller, which sells for
about $15. They come in dif-
ferent sizes, but a good one for
the legs and hips need only be
24 inches long by 6 inches in

Offset with rest, fluids

continued from 17B
fever, cough, headache, and
muscle and body aches. Gas-
tro-intestinal symptoms such
as nausea, vomiting and diar-
rhea are more common in chil-
dren than adults.

If you do get the flu, the best
advice is to get plenty of rest,
drink lots of liquid and avoid
using alcohol and tobacco.
You can take over-the-counter
medicines to relieve symptoms
of the flu.

CAUTION: Do NOT give as-
pirin to children or teenagers
who have flu-like symptoms,
especially a fever. In some cas-
es, this has caused a serious
complication known as Reye's
Some people are more at risk
of developing complications of
the flu. These include young
children and people older than
50. Other at-risk groups in-
Residents of nursing homes
or chronic care facilities
People with chronic disor-
ders such as diabetes, heart,
lung or kidney disorders

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Will dispute prevents burial of late actor, Hemsley

The embalmed body of ac-
tor Sherman Hemsley, who
became famous for his role as
television's George Jefferson,
will be kept in refrigeration at
an El Paso funeral home until
a local court rules on the valid-
ity of his will.
In the will Hemsley signed
six weeks before dying of lung
cancer July 24 he named Flo-
ra Enchinton, 56, whom he
called a "beloved partner," as
sole beneficiary of his estate,

which is estimated in court
documents to be more than
The will is being contested by
Richard Thornton, of Philadel-
phia, who claims to be Hems-
ley's brother and says the will
might not have been made by
the actor.
Enchinton told The Asso-
ciated Press on Wednesday
that she had been friends
with Hemsley and had been
his manager for more than

20 years. Over the time she,
Hemsley and Hemsley's friend
Kenny Johnston, 76, lived to-
gether, she said he never men-
tioned any relatives.
"Some people come out of
the woodwork they think
Sherman, they think money,"
Enchinton said. "But the fact
is that I did not know Sherman
when he was in the limelight. I
met them when they (Hemsley
and Johnston) came running
from Los Angeles with not one

penny, when there was noth-
ing but struggle."
Mark Davis, listed in court
documents as Thornton's law-
yer in El Paso, did not immedi-
ately respond to messages left
at his office.
There is no date set for the
case to be heard, court offi-
cials said. Enchinton said she
hopes it will all be cleared in
The Philadelphia-born
Hemsley played Jefferson in

the CBS sitcom "All in the
Family," then starred in the
spinoff "The Jeffersons" from
1975 to 1985. It was one of
TV's longest-running and most
successful sitcoms, particular-
ly noteworthy for its predomi-
nantly black cast.
Hemsley made George Jef-
ferson the bigoted, blustering
Harlem businessman one of
TV's most memorable charac-
ters and a symbol for urban
upward mobility.

Duncan: Huge, and hugely talented

'Green Mile' made

Duncan a favorite

By Scott Bowles

Clarke Duncan, the impos-
ing, bass-voiced actor who
earned an Oscar nomination
for playing a death row in-
mate in The Green Mile, died
Monday. He was 54.
Duncan was being treated
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Cen-
ter after having had a heart
attack July 13, said his fian-
cee, Omarosa Manigault, in a
statement released by publi-
cist Joy Fehily.
Standing 6-foot-5 and
weighing 315 pounds, the
Chicago native was a body-
guard before becoming an ac-
tor in his 30s. He shot to fame
after playing John Coffey, a
convicted murderer with a
gentle demeanor and extraor-
dinary healing powers, in the
1999 drama The Green Mile.
MORE: Celebrities react to
Duncan's death
Duncan kept a yeoman's
work schedule. He appeared
in several hits, including Sin
.City, Talladega Nights and
Daredevil, as well as lending
his canyon-deep voice to the
Kung Fu Panda franchise.
In 2012, Clarke appeared in

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A MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE: Tom Hanks, left, Michael
Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile, the 1999 film that shot the
6-foot-5 actor to fame. Duncan died Monday.

a video for PETA, the animal
rights organization, in which
he spoke of how much better
he felt since becoming a veg-
etarian three years earlier.
"I cleared out my refrig-
erator, about $5,000 worth
of meat," he said. "I'm a lot
healthier than I was when I

was eating meat."
After The Green Mile, Dun-
can became a favorite in Hol-
lywood, appearing in several
films a year. He owed some of
his good fortune to Bruce Wil-
lis, who recommended Dun-
can for The Green Mile after
the two appeared tn-.=r-.,-.r in

Armageddon. Duncan would
work with Willis again in
Breakfast of Champions, The
Whole Nine Yards and Sin
Born in 1957, Duncan was
raised by a single mother
who resisted his desire to
play football, which led to his
decision to become an actor.
But when his mother became
ill, he dropped out of college
and worked as a ditch digger
and bouncer to support her.
By his mid-20s, while look-
Sing for acting parts in Los
Angeles, he became a body-
Sguard for Will Smith, Jamie
Foxx and other stars. The
murder of rapper Notorious
B.I.G., whom Duncan had
.been hired to protect before
switching assignments, led
him to quit his job and pur-
sue acting full time.
His death sparked immedi-
ate reactions from colleagues
on Twitter.
"R.I.P. Michael Clarke Dun-
can," tweeted Mario Lopez.
"One of the nicest & most
professional guys I've had the
pleasure of knowing."
Zachary Levi, who appeared
with Duncan in the TV series
Chuck, tweeted: "Blessed to
have had the opportunity to
work with Michael Clarke
Duncan while he was still
with us. He was a kind soul
that will be missed."

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

09/3/1967 -07/3/2008

I miss you. Kiss Dawn for
Love you, Maureen Booker
(Hey Ma!)

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

08/31/47 11/25/06

To some you are forgotten, to
some you are of the past.
But to us, the ones who
loved you, your memories will
always last.
From your daughters and




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Hall Ferguson Hewitt Stanfill Range Gregg L. Mason

diesel mechan-
ic, died August
28 at Method-
ist Willowbrook
Hospital in
Houston, Texas.
He is survived
by: his lov-
ing wife, Betty;
one daughter, Cherri; two grand-
children; Tony and Nicholas; one
greatgrand; Tony III and ten sib-
lings. Viewing 4 9 p.m., Friday in
the chapel. Service 11 a.m., Satur-
day at Mt. tabor Missionary Baptist
Church, 1701 NW 66 Street.

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
manager. died
August 29 at the
V.A. Hospital.
Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at Westview
Baptist Church.

TONY WOODARD, 69, minister,
died August
29 at Memorial
Pembroke e
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at .
New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist

DIANA MATHIS, 57, school
monitor died
August 29 at
North Shore
Hospital .
Service 11 a.m.,
Wednesday at
Rock of Ages
Baptist Church.

Hadley Davis MLK
78, homemaker,
died August 25
at home. Ser-
vice 12 p.m.,
Thursday in the

HAROLD FELIX, 39, security,
died August
28 at Memorial
Hospital. Ser- I
vice 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

died August 29.
Service 2:30
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.


September 1 in Miami, FL. Service
11 a.m., Wednesday in the chapel,
September 12.

Carey Royal Ram'n


at VA Hospital,
Service 11
a.m., Salurday
at New Hope
Baptist Church,


TONS, 67, lo-
cal musician,
died August 20
in Stony Brook,
New York. Ser-
vice 1:30 p.m.,

Saturday in the chapel.

4:30 P.M., TUESDAY
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59, civil engi-
neer, business-
woman, died
at home on
August 27. Zee
was a devoted
mother, and a
loving wife to
her husband of
29 years, Dr. Charles Phillips. The
oldest of two girls, Zee was born in
Vienna, Georgia on December 3,
1952. Zee moved to Miami at an
early age with her mother, Charlie
Robinson Brazzell and her younger
sister, Lovean Dorsey where she
graduated from Miami Northwest-
ern in 1970.
She continued her education at
UM and FlU earning a degree in
Civil Engineering. On December
10, 1977, Zee met the man whom
she would later describe as "the
man of her dreams," Dr. Charles
U. Phillips. Zee and Charles joined
together as one on June 11, 1983;
spending more than 34 years to-
gether as a loving couple.
A successful businesswoman,
Zee was also very active in the
community and a long time mem-
ber of the South Miami Chapter of
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Zee's most cherished role was
as a loving mother to her children;
Marcend ( Renee), Kevin (Laki-
sha), and Arin, and doting grand-
mother to Kourtney, Marcend and
Kaiden. She also played an integral
role in the life of her goddaughter,
Chinke Hass.
In addition to her immediate fam-
ily Zee is also survived by a num-
ber of extended family members
and friends.
A celebration of her life will be
held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Stan-
fill Funeral Home, 10545 South
Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33156,
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the American Cancer

Wright and Young
29, warehouse
selector, died ...- .
1 at Florida
Medical Center
He leaves
to cherished
his memories:
devoted and loving mother; Joanne
Banks-Mobley and father, Bernard
L. McCormes. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Spirit of Christ Church.

70, electrical
died August
21 at Mount
Sinai Hospital.
Services were


domestic s t
worker, died
August 30
at home.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Friendship
Missionary j
Baptist Church.

SELMA T. WARD, 84, retired
educator, died
September 3
at Aventura
Hospital. She
was quiet ,
by nature,
but had an
intense desire "
to serve. Born
on September 27, 1927 in Miami,
Florida, she attended Booker T.
Washington HS, Tennessee State
Univ. and earned a Master Degree
at Indiana U. As an educator
in Miami -Dade County Public
Schools for over 35 years, she was
a role model for many. Married for
over 50 years to Gary Ward, who
died in 2002, she leaves behind:
four sons and their wives; Gary
( Glendal), Rodney ( Elizabeth),
Keith ( Renata) Eric ( Kayla);
six grandchildren and one great
grandchild; also left behind are
her sisters, Etta Mae Taylor and
Elry Sands. Her service to her
many nieces, nephews, friends
and church members was an
inspiration to all. Viewing 4-8 p.m.,
family hours 6-8 p.m., Friday in the
chapel. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at
Mt. Olivette M.B. Church, located
at 1450 NW 1st Court, Miami,
FL. Service entrusted to Range
Funeral Home 305-691-4343.

SANDRA G. LEE, 52, nursing
assistant, died -
August 27 at
home. Service 3
p.m., Saturday
at Peaceful "-
Zion Missionary
Baptist Church.

retired registrar,
died August
27. Memorial
service 6-8 p.m.,
Thursday at the
church. Service
11 a.m., Friday
at Friendship

Baptist Chu

55, construe
ILh : worker,
SAugust 2i

SYLVIA MCNEIL, 61, retired,
died August
31 at Jackson
Hospital .
include: two
children, Eartha
Berry and
Franklin McNeil;
nine grandkids,
four great-grands, four sisters,
one brother and two brothers-in-
law. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at
Memorial Temple, 16600 NW 44

Miami Hos
are incompl


died September
1 at home.
Viewing 6-9pm.,
Friday at the
church. Service
noon, Saturday
at New Mt.
Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, 500 West 23rd
Street, Hialeah, Florida 33010.
Burial in New Jersey.

44, security
guard, died
August 22 at
home. Viewing
5-9 p.m.,
Friday in the
chapel, 5749
Pembroke Rd, .
Hollywood, FL
33023. Service 12 p.m., Saturday
at Greater Mount Zion AME Church
West Park, FL 33023.

Scarborough & Hargett
therapist, died
August 23 in
Durham, NC.
No funeral
service will be

Happy Birthday

retired junior
engineer, died
August 25
at Mt. Sinai
Medical Center.
service 6-8
p.m., Friday at the church. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at Greater Holy
Cross M.B. Church.

EH Zion
50, died August 30

In Memoriam Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In loving memory of,

01/2511943 09/07/2011 ROLLE
09/09/1958 05/14/2001

It's hard to believe you are
not with us,you will never be
forgotten. You will always be
in our hearts.
To some you are forgotten,
but to me you are missed.
Your memories will always
last. Your loving wife Theresa
and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In loving memory of,

09/08/1965 04/28/1994

Love always,
Your mom; Ada; brother,
David; son, Eddie Jr.; sisters,
Alexis, Bonita; nieces, Tasha,
Tockia and Sa'ynah.

i a r y "Birthday Wishes," not a day
urch. goes by without us missing
your presence. We miss your
Love, laughter and kindness.
Manker However, we know that you
DARNELL are in a heavenly place. We
TON, truly miss you, but God loves
citicn ^H you more.

9 at

beautician, died
August. 23 at
Jackson North
Medical Center.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
St. Luke M.B.

KEVIN JOSEPH, 19, student ,
died September 2 in Lauderhill.
Service 1:30 p.m., Saturday at
Church of God of Prophacy.

TIRESE BRIGGS, 21, laborer,
died August 24 in Detroit, Michigan.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Free
Will Christian Church in Miami

maintenance worker, died August
26 in Ft. Lauderdale Health and
Rehab. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
ROBERTS, at Colony Prespatrian Church in
at home. Boca Raton.

Service 11 a.m.,Thursday in Perry

Goulds died August 27th at
Homestead Hospital. Services
were held.

TRACY TERRY, 63, house wife,
died September 1 at Memorial
Regional. Service 1 p.m., Thursday
in the chapel.

4:30 P.M., TUESDAY

Your loving daughter,
Latravia; adorable grandson,
Tra'von and family.

Card of Thanks

The F.-iiil of the late,
E-iy" -


wishes to express our thanks
and appreciation for your
prayers, visits, phone calls,
flowers, cards and all acts of
A special thanks to the
pastor and members of the
Bethany SDA Church, South-
eastern Conference of SDA
and ministers, Miami Dade
College School of Nursing and
the nurses who cared for our
Our hearts are grateful.
Services were held Tuesday,
August 28 at the Bethany
SDA Church.

To some you are forgotten,
to some you are of the past,
but to us the ones who loved
and lost you your memories
will always last.
We miss you,
your mother,Phyllis M.
Rolle, brothers and sisters.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

02/19/1934 09/05/2011

Mom, it has been one year
since you left. Continue to rest
in the arms of God.
We will always love you,


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Liberty City plays host to 25th anniversary
spectacular of Sunshine Jazz


-Photo courtesy GableStage
MOMENT OF THE DANCE: Life is sometimes good in the Congo, as is shown in scene from
Ruined. Pictured are: Devon Dassaw (back, I-r), Verdi Maye, Jr. (obscured), Robert Strain, Lela
Elam, McLey Lafrance, (at table), Keith C. Wade, Renata Eastlick (front, I-r) and Maracuja.

A play about rape and

the resiliency of women

GableStage closes season
with eye-opening story by
Lynn Nottage

By D. Kevin McNeir

Lynn Nottage has earned her way to the top
of America's playwrights regardless of race. But
the achievements of this Brooklyn-born gradu-
ate of Yale School of Drama could be consid-
ered even more amazing because she is a Black
woman. Of course, Nottage would probably beg
to differ. And critics just say she's amazingly
talented. Consider that she's received a Gug-
genheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Grant, re-
ceived an OBIE for her play Fabulation as well
as the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her play Ruined.
And to mark the end of a banner season for
the GableStage at the Biltmore in Coral Gables,
producing artistic director Joseph Adler has
chosen Nottage's Ruined. The play opens Sept.
8th and runs through Oct. 7th.and shares the
plight of women in the civil war-torn Democrat-

ic Republic of the Congo.
"I wanted to end the season with a barng and
certainly this play will move people's hearts,"
Adler said. "It deals with issues that are hap-
pening each day in the Congo where rape is
used as a weapon against women. This is what
many Africans face and it's used against tribes
with great effect because it destroys people's
relationships and their families. But in a way
that only Lynn Nottage can, when the play
is over we don't feel depressed and hopeless.
Instead, she shows that even in the midst of
terror and degradation, people can still grow,
survive and change. Women can and do some-
how survive."

Adler notes that the cast reflects the great
but often hidden talent of Black actors in
South Florida.
"We have an outstanding cast 12 are from
South Florida and all but one is Black," he
"I believe audiences will be particularly
Please turn to RUINED 2C

Overtown to

celebrate jazz

at Jackson

SSoul Food

SEvent recaptures 'Harlem
of the South'
On Friday, September
7, from 7-10 p.m., musical
magic will return to Over-
. town during an event that
will recreate the legendary
jazz supper clubs of a by-
gone era.
The event, "Jazz (and
a little
Blues) at
Jackson Soul Food," will
feature legendary musi-
cians Joey Gilmore, Bobby
Stringer, Mel Dancy, Fran-
Cina Jones and Tree Top.
In Overtown's heyday as
"the Harlem of the South,"
STRINGER dozens of nightclubs dot-
Sted the
streets and hosted mar-
quee acts like Count Basie,
Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Callo-
way, Josephine Baker, Bil-
lie Holliday, Nat King Cole
and Dizzy Gillespie. The
Neighborhood served as .
Sa place of rest and refuge
for Black HOLIDAY
entertainers who were not
S allowed to lodge at promi-
4L 1nent venues where they
"Jazz (and a little bit of
Blues) at Jackson Soul
BAKER Food" is coordinated by
Overtown Music Proj-
ect with support from the
Knight Foundation. The
Overtown Music Project
celebrates the music, his-
tory and spirit of Overtown
Sand is committed to return-
ing the music to Overtown
: permanently through its
Events and programming.
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S son Soul
SFood has
SI served Overtown, visitors'
H.' 'f and Miami-Dade County
since opening its doors in
H 1946 and is now a.commu-
nity fixture.
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Joan Williams, a recovering
addict, confessed she has
been clean for eight years
and was tired of going to jail.
The third time she went she
spent five years in a special
cell where the longtime
prisoners began to program
her into the 66 verses in the
Bible, especially. "Suffer the
little children to come unto
ne and I will give them rest."
Upon her last release, she
joined Solid Rock Outreach
Ministry, ihen began to

teach children
in the Pork and
Beans Project where she
lives. Some of her young
students are: Keman Mathis,
Rudnira Brown, Stephenie,
Uniquey, Raloyah, Eijah
and Jeremiah.
Now, Williams, needs help
to carry her ministry to the
highest level including: back
packs, pants, sneakers and
school supplies. Call her at
Two outstanding citizens

of Carvers Ranches
are making an impact
in the literature fields:
Justice Cynthia
Strachan Saunders .-
wrote and produced
"Their Story is Our
Story" bout I he growth
and development of
th!e City of Hallal.nddle: WIL
Rev. Dr. Anthony has
written a biblical hook called
lastt Journey." Both authors
are now collaborating to
market heiir ilnv:st.ments at
the Cultural Arts Center and
the church. The play and
books should be hot items.
Congratulations go out to
Dr. Sharon Lewis for giving
Miami-Dade County and

Broward County
35 years of public
education as a
teacher, counselor,
assistant principal
and principal. Her
legacy began at Miami
Union Academy
where she became a
IAMS leader and chairman
of all organizations
at Bethany Seventh-Day
Church. Distinguished guests
at her retirement celebration
included. Pastor Barry K.
and Mrs. Bonner, Pastor
Dr. William and Mrs. Byrd,
Deacon Maurice and Mrs.
Long and family. The Lewis
family, Pennington family,
Jean Brown, Jean Weaver,

Jean and Mary Farrington,
Paula and James Farrington,
Barbara Brooks, Y.
Farrington, Keith Russell,
Cameron Russell, Angela,
Darrlyn, Angelica and
Daralynn Choates, Latisha:
Lewis, Isabel Castillo, Carol
Cash, Linda Carty, Sandy,
Sylvia, Marco Miranda and
Vena Symonette. She also
received proclamations from
the mayor of North Miami and
the Department of Health.
Christopher Albury,
director, PMB and Mrs.
Albury, president, Motorcycle
Unit 215, took the time to
celebrate Chris Jr. receiving
his certificate for completing
Police Academy Training as

an open door opportunity to
become a sheriff. Celebrating
with him were parents and
friends: Dr. Donovan Wells,
director of BC-U marching
band, James Poitier,
assistant, Anthony Simons,
FAMU band director, Dr.
Hiram Powell, vice president
and Alpha Phi Alpha brothers.
All members of Sylvia's
Retirement Home for seniors
and disabled are getting
ready for the Grandparents
Luncheon, Saturday, Sept.
15, beginning at noon at Holy
Family Episcopal Center,
18501 NW 7th Avenue.
Admission is free; be prepared
to dance to -grown folks"
music and line dancing.

Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to our "love
birds" of the week: Dennis and
Gloria M. Parks. Sr., August
28th: their 31st; Rodney and
Monique W. Duggins, August
31st: their 10th. Saturday,
August 11th. at the church of
The Transfiguration, Kathy
Marie Johnson celebrated
her retirement after 34
years of faithful service at
BellSouth. It was a rootin'
tootin' cowboy,' cowgirl affair.
Joining her for her daughter's
happy celebration was Kathy's
mom. Katie Daniels; Kathy's
husband, David Johnson and
her sister Robin. Congrats
Kathy! Enjoy! Hortense Kelly
was treated to a special dinner
party at Saito's Japanese
steakhouse in Pembroke
Pines Sunday August 12th by

her daughters,
the Kelly girls,
Faye, Stacie, and Pinkie.
A great time w\as had by all.
Many family and friends
joined in the festivities.
Get well wishes and our
prayers go to all sick and
shut-ins: Lottie Major-
Brown, Selma Taylor-
Ward, Diaconate Rev.
Doris W. Ingraham, Gloria
Bannister, Norma Calmer-
Mims, Willie Neal, Inez
McKinney-Johnson, Julia
Johnson-Dean, Veronica B.
O'Berry, Thomas Nottage,
Nathaniel Gordon, Vera
Wyche, Donzaleigh "Lay"
McKinney, Wilhelmina
Naomia Allen-Adams, Prince
Gordon, Princess Lamb,
Wilmenia S. Welch and
Grace Heastie-Patterson.

My get well wishes also go
out to .the following sick and
shut-ins: Johnnie Adderly,
Stacy Eng Nairn, Emmett
Braxton, James Clausell,
Baldwin Hepburn, Valencia
Higgs, Mary McClain, Moses
McCoy, Brian McPhee, Ruth
Williams and Nathaniel
Save the date of October 20
and join the crowd as they
head to Key West for Bahamian
Goombay. I am sure you will
enjoy the outing and beautiful
ride to the Keys. Call or
see Elizabeth Betty Blue,
Carolyn S. Mond or Florence
S. Mond. Join all daughters
of the king and parishioners
on Saturday, Sept 15 for our
25th Annual Prayer Breakfast
in Saint Agnes' Blackett Hall.
Congrats to the Rev. Doris W.
Ingraham who on September
1. 2001was ordained to the
Diaconate. Happy Happyl
Vincent Matthews
buried his beloved mother.

Leola "Chat" Chapman-
Matthews last Saturday in
Union Point, Georgia. "Chat"
will be remembered as a
former teacher at Booker T.
Washington Jr./Sr. High and
Carver High Schools. When
she retired, "Chat" moved
back to Soperton. Georgia.
Among those attending her
funeral in Soperton Georgia:
Miles Jennings, Willie Davis
(Connecticut), Gwendolyn
Clarke, Kathy Clarke,
Frankie Rolle, Marsha Evans-
Jackmon, Regina Sandiland,
Joel Floan, Elry T. Sands,
Melodie Mitchell, Carl
Cooper, Thomas Matthews,
William Rolle, Zachery
Mitchell, Bert Jackson and
Eboney Fulmore.
You're invited for a
demonstration of the new
voting machines to be used
in the general election,
Thursday, September 13, 1
p.m. at Saint Agnes Blackett
Hall. Happy Labor Day!

Robin Roberts starts leave early

By Ann Oldenburg

"Some things happened at
home," said Robin Roberts this
morning, explaining that today
would be her last Good Morn-
ing America shove' 'for a while."
She had been scheduled to
wrap up on Friday and start
medical leave for her MDS,
myelodysplastic syndrome, on
But, according to ABC, she
made today her last day so
that she could fly home to Mis-
sissippi to be with her ailing

mother, Lucimarian.
88. and her family in
the hurricane zone.
Roberts said her
mom's health issues
have "gotten to a point"
where she and sister.
Sallv-Ann. who is her
bone marrow donor.

vides losses and heart-
break for all of us. But
the greatest tragedy is
to have the experience
and miss the mean-
ing.' I am determined
not to miss that mean-
The GMA anchor did

'need to get home." a segment with her
The show wound up being an sister and doctor. Roberts said
emotional farewell, with boxes the "first 100 days" are so im-
of tissues and lots of #team- portant, but her doc said "the
robin signs. first 30 days out are the time
Roberts shared a favorite to rebuild your immune sys-
quote with viewers: "'Life pro- tem . We're hoping the first

30 is when you'll see a lot of
that recovery happening." Rob-
erts said she would have to be
in "some isolation" during that
time. She couldn't put a "time-
table" on it all.
Filling in for Roberts will be
Katie Couric. Barbara Walters.
the cast of Modern Family, Kel-
ly Ripa, Chris Rock, Rob Lowe,
Oprah Winfrey "and some sur-
prise guests," said Lara Spen-
Roberts assured she will be
watching the show "in my jam-

Sunshine Jazz will 'rock' at the Caleb Center

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night both because he fol-
lows in the footsteps of his fa-
ther, China Valles, the founder
and originator of Sunshine
Jazz. and because the evening
will showcase one of Miami's
most accomplished jazz musi-
cians Melton Mustafa.
"The evening will feature
the 17-piece Melton Mustafa
Orchestra with special vocal-
ist Allan Harris. saxophon-
ist Jesse,- Jones. Jr. and three
world class female vocalists:
Alice Day, Brenda Alford and
Yvonne Brown," he said. "It's
a rial r, alu.te to the big band
i-ound and our fans have told
IJru hOiw mtruI-h i.thy love this
rrmutsic from days gone by."
Th ini.isionr of the organiza-
tionr iq to create jazz awareness
through producing opportuni-

ties for audiences of all ages so
they can experience the beauty
of America's indigenous music
- and their fan base contin-
ues to grow with each passing

As for the future of jazz,
Valles says while it may have
its ebbs and flows in terms of
popularity, jazz will always re-
main a staple especially in
the Black community.
"Jazz is a combination of
good people, a good- vibe and
a good, positive atmosphere,"
he said. "Not that other music
doesn't have that but name a
musical genre where you can
sit down and talk with a posi-
tive vibc all around you. That's
what jazz is. You can cite oth-
er styles like calypso, reggae.
big band, standards and even

smooth jazz. But in every set-
ting with a jazz label, you have
a positive vibe."
So what distinguishes jazz
from other forms of music?

Valles says that's an easy
question to answer.
"Improvisation is the trade-
mark of jazz and a required
skill for any jazz vocalist or
musician." he added. "It's all
based on feeling. Sometimes
you feel it's time to go up the
scale, sometimes you decide
to go down and make it more
bluesy. Artists feed off of each
other and must be able to flow
freely. And when folks come
out to the celebration, they
are going to see some real jazz
If Grover Washington, Jr.,
Idris Muhammad, Patrice
Rushen, Jimmy Owens, Herbie
Mann, Najee or Randy Brecker
are names that titillate your
soul, this is a show you don't
want to miss.
For more information go to
www. sunshinejazzorganiza-
tion.com or call 305-693-2594.

Reality star studies sex

By Alissa Henry

You know you have I
money to blow when
you decide to go back
to school just to get
a degree in sex. Ac-
cording to her Twitter BUR
page, that's exactly
what Real Housewife of At-
lanta cast member Kandi Bur-
russ is studying right now.
Of course, this news isn't
weird at all considering that
Kandi has a demonstrated in-
terest in sex. She has a show
about it "Kandi Koated Nights"
and a sex toy line "Bedroom
Kandi." The next step was
clearly to become a sexologist.
Sounds like Kandi's interest
in the topic is more than just

Sa passing fad and she
will soon have the let-
ters behind her name
to prove it. She didn't
elaborate on whether
or not she's pursuing a
certificate, undergrad-
GESS uate degree or master
degree. It seems like
she would need an advanced
degree for the -field, but that
may not be the case. We htve
to hand it to her for valuing
education enough to want to
educate others and not just
getting by on fame. Fans are
impressionable, so it will be in-
teresting to see if more people
decide to go into this field after
hearing her news. Maybe Pha-
edra Parks will take a class or
two with her.

A moving experience

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impressed with Lela Elam who
plays Mama Nadi [the lead
character, a madame], Jade
Wheeler, Renata Eastlick and
Trenell Wheeler. The later
three portray women in Mama
Nadi's brothel and really do a
fine job. This production will
certainly demonstrate that
there is incredible talent in the
Black community right here in
South Florida. The actors' task
is to interpret this fine work
which isn't easy. Nottage takes
a very sensitive issue, puts it in
the forefront, explores all the
elements and then creates a

play that is theatrical and full
of inventions. How do you say
something positive and uplift-
ing when you are in the midst
of chaos?
The Footprints Foundation
and FlU will host a fundraiser
during the Sept. 7th perfor-
mance of "Ruined" at the Ga-
bleStage. The event will raise
awareness and much-needed
funds for the First Midwives
training program sponsored by
the Footprints Foundation that
will take place in the Congo
in October. A 20-minute talk-
back presentation will take
place after the play. Call Lorna
Owens at 305-573-8423 for
more information.

Inspiring song bird

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he does it in terms that even a
child can understand.
"Love is what you are made
from and for," he says.

Story telling comes as sec-
ond nature to Pierre, who
grew up in a family that often
gathered to retell stories or to
read books aloud.
"Being Haitian-American.

we were always reading in my
house," Pierre said.
It was because of that en-
vironment that Pierre devel-
oped a deep love for written
Pierre published her first
book, "The Meltdown of a
Sweet Black Cat." which was
a collection of poems, essays
and short stories, in 2009.
It was actually in that book
that readers caught a glimpse
of the inspirational'song bird
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Crispy Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Total Time: 30 minutes Makes: 32 appetizers
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
I egg white
2 large cloves garlic, minced
32 raw medium shrimp, shelled and
deveined (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
or parsley
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Dash salt, optional
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup finely shredded pecorino
or Parmesan cheese
16 pitted large green olives
16 pitted large ripe olives
32 grape tomatoes
1/2 medium cucumber, sliced lengthwise
and cut into 32 pieces
32 (4 to 6-inch) appetizer skewers
Heat oven to 475'F.
Blend 3 tablespoons olie oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, egg
white and garlic in small bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coar,
set aside.
Blend remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, I tablespoon lemon
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Pork and Mushroom Sliders
Total Time: 45 minutes Makes: 12 sandwiches
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons coarse ground mustard
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided .
2 large cloves garlic, divided and minced'.
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, divided
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
4 cups finely chopped shiitake mushrooms.
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
12, small rolls, split (warmed, if desired).
Heat oven to 400'F.
Blend sour cream and mustard in small bowl; coyeS and
Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, I clove garlic and 1 teaspoon'
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.evenly with sliced pork and remaining mushroom mixture.
Cover with top halves of rolls. Serve on coated sandwich
wraps or baker sheets if desired.




He took hip-hop from




Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and
Marlah Carey attain not only hit records, but also lucrative careers outside music, was
found dead in his New York City apartment Thursdayin an apparent suicide. He was 44.

Chris Lighty found dead in NYC home

By Jon Caramanica

When LL Cool J filmed his
1997 commercial for the Gap,
it was a milestone: never before
had a rapper been called on
to endorse as mainstream an
apparel company. The com-
mercial was minimal and cool:
LL Cool J, rapping a cappella
in front of a white background,
quick camera cuts matching
the speed of his verse.
"G-A-P gritty, ready to go," he
rapped, "For us, by us, on the
See what he did there? In
one of the slicker
guerrilla market-
ing maneuvers
in recent times,
LL Cool J man-
aged to promote
the rising Black-
owned clothing
line FUBU (the
label stands for
For Us, by Us) -
in which he had a
financial interest MOBB C
- by sneaking
a reference to it into an ad for
an exponentially larger brand.
(He also wore a FUBU hat in
the clip.)
A little something for them,


a little something for us: that's
how Chris Lighty, LL Cool J's
manager, liked to do business.
Lighty, who died last Thurs-
day in an apparent suicide, at
44, was one of the most power-
ful managers in hip-hop, an
executive who distinguished
himself by knocking down
the often stiff wall that sepa-
rated hip-hop culture from the
mainstream, back when those
worlds were far apart and still
retgariling each other warily.
The LL Cool J Gap commer=
cial was just one of several
high-profile corporate rela-
tionships he arranged
for his rapper clients.
This was before hip-
hop's great age of pop
compromise. Back
S then hip-hop was still
outsider culture, and
still proving itself, both
commercially and so-
Acquiring wealth was
an obvious strategy
EEP against irrelevance or
being overlooked. So
the goal was to build rappers
and their brands from
the streets up, without ever
sacrificing their connections
to their background. Scale big

and don't dilute: those were
the rules. That meant endorse-
ment deals, vanity clothing
lines and more, anything that
could bear the weight of a
rapper's image, anything that
could extend a reach.
So when Lighty partnered
some of his clients with Sprite,
the results were some of the
most viscerally hip-
hop ads of the day.
Or even later, when
he helped negotiate
50 Cent's stake in
Glaceau, the com-
pany that makes
Vitaminwater, it was
with an eye toward
not just lending his
client's credibility
but also letting the LL C(
client do so on
his own terms. Lighty didn't
change his artists; he encour-
aged them to infiltrate.
That was at least partly
because of his background. A
child of the Bronx, Lighty was
attracted to New York artists,
many with a toughness about
them. He grew up at a time
when hip-hop was growing
quickly but was still seen as a
sound and style that was best
kept at arm's length.
In his own career he saw
hip-hop through all its stages

of success. He began by car-
rying crates for the venerable
Kool DJ Red Alert; eventually
became a road manager for
Boogie Down Produc-
tions and the Jungle
Brothers; and then an
artist manager, with
a roster that at vari-
ous points included
50 Cent, LL Cool J,
De La Soul and Mobb
Deep. He also formed
a label, Violator Re-
cords, which signed
OOL J New York artists
like Fat Joe and the
Beatnuts, back when New York
rap was both a distinctive style
and a potential breadwinner.
His company, Violator Man-
agement, had in its earliest
years an aesthetic point of
view. Lighty preferred street-
wise artists to those who might
have an easier time crossing
over (LL Cool J excepted, of
In addition to Violator, he
held executive positions at
Def Jam and other labels and,
before forming Violator, worked

at Rush Artist Management
under Russell Simmons and
Lyor Cohen, two of the execu-
tives responsible for bringing
hip-hop into the boardroom.
Early on, through Red Alert,
Lighty became close with the
Native Tongues, the natural-
ist New York hip-hop crew of
the late '80s and early '90s.
He even got to rap
a verse on Black
Sheep's "Pass the 40."
Over time, though,
it was his name that
would pop up in lyr-
ics, whether being

celebrated by his
clients and peers, or
sometimes taking
shots from adversar-
ies. In at least one

50 C

case, the shots were
real: in 2003 the Violator office
was strafed with bullets. It was
an awful part of the cost of do-
ing business.
As hip-hop became a money
game, the people responsible
for the cash flow became as
important as the artists them-
selves. In the mid-1990s only

a few rappers could be consid-
ered true pop stars, but at the
same time hip-hop was becom-
ing a commercial juggernaut
on its own, whether or not the
mainstream played along.
But Lighty's success ended
up changing the landscape to
the point where his rule book
was decreasingly relevant.
Hip-hop specific
brands aren't as
potent as they
once were, because
hip-hop has long
completed the path
to assimilation it
stands apart far
less than it ever
J has. By getting
Ship-hop in more
:ENTS homes, in more
ways, Lighty helped
sandpaper its rough edges,
helped weaken the defenses
and the preconceptions that
had been keeping it outside.
Hip-hop isn't a subcultural
curiosity or even an outsider
success story: it is in the
grammar of youth culture, of
the whole country.

SA R V E ,




Colleges vary on roommate picks


By Mary Beth Marklain

lHn\ ini :,iieped each other
out on Fiabook over the sum-
mer, Karl Sadkowski and Reg-
gie SankeyA,,A-dd had some idea
what to expect when they met
Ifac -to-lace Aug. 25.
Sadkowski, 18, otfCedar
Falls, Iowa, \ias impressed
with Sackey-Addo's "great taste
in music" and hopes he's not
a light sleeper. Sackey-Addo,
17, of Ghana, is eager to learn
about U.S. culture but also
wonders about "any possible
weird idiosyncrasies."
. No less invested in their


relationship is Andrea Conner,
who led the process by which
the two freshmen at Iowa's
Grinnell College have become '
roommates. As director of resi-
dence life there, she oversees
a staff of six who spent more
than a week sifting through
450 housing applications to
hand-match first-year room-
As ever-more sophisticated
software takes on a grow-
ing role in college roommate
selection, Grinnell remains
one of the holdouts, arguing
that humans can do a better
job playing matchmaker than

The goal is not necessar-
ily to "create a bunch of best
friends," Conner says, but "if
you're happy in your room, you
have more time to focus on
your academics."
Roommate selection has al-
ways been fraught with angst.
No tragedy brought that point
home more poignantly than
the case of Rutgers University
freshman Tyler Clementi, who
committed suicide in 2010
after his roommate set up a
webcam to spy on him.'
A study published last year
involving more than 1,200


students and conducted by
psychology professors at
several universities, includ-
ing Michigan State and Rice,
found roommate conflict one of
the top five reasons freshmen
withdraw from school.
Colleges pay far more at-
tention today to the desires
and interests of today's fresh-
man roommates than they
did a generation ago. Many
schools offer options such as
substance-free housing for
recovering addicts, gay-friendly
dorms and themed housing
according to academic majors
Please turn to ROOMMATE 8D

Jamaican graduate receives

top award for social work k

Deandra Poythress, a recent
program graduate, caught
four buses from-her Holl wood
residence to attend school.
But even after classes, she
remained "on the job." The
Jamaican-born alumna is a
married mother of three and
is expecting her fourth child.
Despite overcoming childhood
abuse and managing a fam-
ily, she earned all A's during
her final three semesters and
graduated with honors this
past spring. She said school
provided relief.
"I chose to be excellent
because I refuse to allow my
circumstances to define my
future," she said. "I actually
exhaled every time I stepped
on campus."
Now she hopes to help chil-
dren that hurting.
"When I was going through
Abuse, I wanted to go away,"
she said. "But, I had nowhere
to go. I want to help children
suffering from abuse and give
Please turn to AWARD 8D

to helping their community through social work.

Public schools mimic colleges in fundraising

By Judy Keen

Individuals, companies and founda-
tions are chipping in to welcome stu-
dents back to public schools this fall by
donating cash and underwriting librar-
ies, iPads and science labs.
"The cost of a public education is going
beyond tax dollars," says Stan Levenson,
a school fundraising consultant. Some
schools have formed foundations to raise
money, he says. Others create endo w-
ments like those that support universi-
ties or get help from community founda-
2 ior. i

The moves make
sense, Levenson
says, at a time
when many local
and state gov- i
ernments are in
budget binds. One
drawback: "The
districts that can
raise the most
money are in high- WOODLAY
er socioeconomic
areas," he says.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr
Woodley donated $60,000 this month

to cover the $75 participation fee for
every athlete boys and girls in all
Saginaw, Mich., public schools. Woodley
graduated from Saginaw High School.
Budgets for sports "have been cut and
cut and cut, . and we took, another '
$106,000 cut this year," athletic direc-
tor Dan Szatkowski says. Because of the
donation, Szatkowski's junior varsity
football squad grew from 12 to 29 in time
for last week's first game. Elsewhere:,'
John and Stephanie Ingram donated.
$500,000 to renovate the library at
Nashville's Hillwood High School. The
Please turn to COLLEGE 8D


Overtown youth get a

surprise from Senator

Overtown youth got a sur-
prise visit of historic propor-
tion when the first U.S. senator
for Florida toured the Over-
town community. Senator Bill
Nelson's first stop was the new
Center for Empowerment .and
Education run by URGENT,
Inc. a community-based
non-profit organization based
in Overtown. The tour, made
possible by School Board Mem-
ber Dr. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, was organized to
showcase examples of how in-
vestments in young people and
physical structures are both
This message was conveyed
directly to Nelson by Bendross-
Mindingall and teen leaders
Magalie Gabriel, Tanisha Flem-
ing and Kimberly Larosiliere,
members of URGENT Inc.'s
Rites of Passage Youth Empow-
erment Academy. They wanted
to make sure the Senator un-
derstood that programs like
URGENT's Rites of Passage
Program are a necessary in-
vestment. They also educated
the Senator about their policy

change work to help Miami-
Dade County Public Schools
develop policies that prevent
teen dating violence and abuse.
Bendross-Mindingall vowed to
support the girls in their, ef-
Magalie Gabriel, 18, said,
"It was an amazing opportu-
nity to speak with the first U.S.
senator to visit Overtown. This
event was a once in a lifetime
moment and I cannot wait to
follow-up with these individu-
als dedicated to supporting
positive change for youth in
our communities."
The tour continued to the
historic Ward Rooming House,
Theodore Gibson Park and
Douglass Elementary. In atten-
dance were community lead-
ers, elected officials and other
Overtown stakeholders. Ben-
dross-Mindingall spoke about
the need for investing in edu-
cation in front of 60-year-old
Frederick Douglass Elementa-
ry which stands in stark con-
trasts to the recently rebuilt
.Theodore Gibson Park which
is located next to the school.

Scholarships he

Although they had never laid "Education is the key to suc-
eyes upon one another, six col- cess; it can unlock many doors
lege students, who recently for deserving young men and
gathered in Congresswoman woman and allow them to live
Frederic Wilson's District 24 out their dreams." Wilson said.
Congressional office were all "As a former school principal
-on the same quest and had the I know the need for programs
same goal continuing their like this and the positive im-
education beyond high school, pact they, can have on. a stu-
But the question each student dent's life.
faced was 'how?' Founded in 1976, the Con-
Some are the first in their gressional Black Caucus Foun-
families to ever attend college; nation has helped thousands
some come from single par- of students struggling finanr-
ent households; others are the cially to achieve their dreams
children of immigrants. of furthering their education.

"I see this Itime and time
again young men and wom-
en who want to go to college
but can't because they can't
afford to do so, Wilson said.
But now their fears and
concerns have, for now, been
put to rest. Wilson presented
eacf student with a $1,600
scholarship on behalf of the
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation [CBCF] of the Con-
gressional Black Caucus. A to-
tal of $10,000 in scholarships
was distributed to the to the

"There have been times
where I have been close ,to
being kicked out of school fi-
nancially and where I thought
I would have to leave," said
Theresa Eugene, a senior at
the University of Massachu-
setts Amherst who is seeking
a bachelor's degree with a con-
centration in arts management
and social entrepreneurship.
For Khaleelah Ladson, a ju-
nior at Florida State University

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Khaleelah Ladson.

who hopes to finish her bach-
elor's in fine arts, it has also
been ar uphill battle to remain
in school.':
"As tuition rates kept rose it
looked like was going to run
out of money," she said. "There
are just so many things I had
to pay for besides tuition: food,
books; my house utility bills
and healthcare necessities."
And while they all say that
all of their problems have not
been resolved, they know they
can at least continue this year
less anxiety, thanks to the
scholarships they've received.
"I applied for this scholar-
ship not knowing what the fu-
ture would hold but I contin-,
ued my endeavors on faith and
faith alone," said'Clauden Lou-
is, who needed help paying off
bills for a master's degree while
now pursuing a medical degree
at Howard University.
The other students who re-
ceived scholarships are: Carla
Forges, University of Miami;
Jacques Wilson, Florida Memo-
rial University; and Lawrence
Collier, FAMU.

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No college degree required for these $iooKjobs

By Sharon Epperson

It may not be a piece of cake,
but despite stagnant wages
for the majority of U.S. work-
ers, making a six-figure salary
without earning a college de-
gree can be achieved.
From overseeing the creation
of beautiful breads, pastries
and desserts for hotels and
restaurants as an executive
pastry chef to (surprisingly!)
becoming a nuclear power
reactor operator, conducting
procedures that start up or
shut down the plant, having a
college degree in these occupa-
tions is not mandatory.
Personal trainers, massage
therapists, and handymen are

also among the jobs where top exceeds $100,000, according to
earners with no college degree PayScale.com. To compile this
can receive annual pay that list, PayScale.com surveyed its

salary and career database,
covering about 12,000 jobs in
over 1,000 industries.
"A six-figure salary is not
typical in these jobs, but it is
possible," .says PayScale.com's
Katie Bardaro. "You need to be
a top performer in your field to
earn these salaries."
Yet even average salaries
in these jobs are higher than
salaries for most workers who
only have a high school diplo-
ma. The median earnings for
a high-school graduate, age 25
or older, were $28,070 in 2011,
according to the latest U.S.
Census Bureau data.
PayScale.com found execu-
tiye pastry chefs, handymen,
licensed massage therapists,

personal trainers, and nuclear
power operators could earn
median annual salaries of
$45,100 to $103,000 a year.
The annual pay could poten-
tially rise much-higher.
Among nuclear power reactor
operators, personal trainers,
and licensed massage thera-
pists, top earners commanded
salaries of over $140,000 a
Only the top 10 percent of
workers on the PayScale.com
list holding only a high school
diploma or GED will earn over
$100,000, Bardaro says. And
workers with a high school di-
ploma tend to earn more than
those with only a GEDwhen
other factors are held constant.

Continuing education
courses, as well as years of ex-
perience, also may be required
for licenses or certifications to
garner the highest salaries in
many these fields. But those
requirements can often be at-
tained at a vocational school or
community college at far less
of a cost than attending a four-
year college or university.
Recent high school graduates
certainly won't go from turning
their tassels in June to making
$141,000 a year switching on
and off equipment at a nuclear
power plant in September. For
nuclear power reactor opera-
tors, "from a strict perspective,
you can do this job with
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By Chris Woodyard

Hernandez figures if he is
going to drive, he had better
know how to fix cars. And he's
well on his way to earning his
degree in auto repair from Los
Angeles Trade Technical Col-
But the 23-year-old does not
intend to put his community
college credential to use as
a career. He plans instead to
become a tattoo artist.
"I can, do a tattoo in three
hours and make $300," ex-
plains Hernandez, who says
he isn't tattooed himself. "Tat-
too money is a little easier."
Such are the challenges for
auto dealers and repair shops

looking to recruit the repair
technicians of tomorrow. A
generation who grew up play-
ing Xbox games instead of
rebuilding carburetors doesn't
seem to have the fascination
with auto repair as earlier
generations who grew up as
shade-tree mechanics.
There is already competition
among auto dealers in many
parts of the nation to hire or
retain good technicians. The
bigger worry is whether there
will be enough younger work-
ers in a few years as a wave
of midcareer mechanics hits
retirement age.
"We're finding we're going to
run short of technicians in the
very near future," says Rich
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Students Kayle Stanislas and Rodney Pragasan work on a
computer with instructor Jordan Cantillano during an au-
tomotive heating and air conditioning class at Los Angeles
Trade Technical College.

Study: Youth leave jobs
By Tiffany Hsu ,

At a time when many laid-
off workers have to take a iay
cut to land a new job, mem-
bers of the millennial genera-
tion are jumping ship from
their companies after just
two years, according to new
The millennials 18- to
30-year-olds including those
workers just entering the full-
time work force are earning
$39,700 a year on average,
according to a report from the
compensation data company
PayScale and research group
Millennial Branding.
Employees on the younger
end of this demographic
are starting with salaries of

Youth completing applications for summer job

after years
$21,000. Hit disproportion-
ally hard by the recession,
Sthe group is much more likely
than older workers to be lay-
ing out merchandise at retail
stores, selling cellphones or
performing other low-skill
jobs, according to the study.
.And that's despite the
generation's high level of
education. About 63 percent
of full-time, professional
workers in that generation
have a bachelor's degree,
S12.8 percent have a master's
degree and 1.7 percent have
doctorates. Popular majors
include neuroscience, bioen- I
gineering, entrepreneurial
studies, sports management
and Chinese.
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Household income

continues to drop
By Tim Mullaney the median has slipped slight-
ly this year, in part because
Median household incomes, of inflation, Sentier partner
before taxes and adjusted for Gordon Green said.
inflation, have risen 2.2. per- "Inflation is a big player now
cent in the last year through in future household budgets,"
June, according to Sentier Green said. "Incomes have
Research. a consulting firm flattened out and gas prices
founded by Census Bureau are going up again."
researchers. They remain Consumers have lost more
7.2 percent below where they ground since the recession
were in December 2007-- the ended than they did while it
start of the recession and was still occurring, the report
4.8 percent below when the said.
recession ended in June 2009, The damage has been much
Sentier reported. worse, predictably, in homes
The recent improvement was where the person listed as
concentrated in late 2011, but Please turn to INCOME 10D
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Auto loans are now

a priority for buyers

Consumers put car payments in

front of mortgage, credit card

Millennials will over take worforce

By Tonya Garcia

With more millennial enter-
ing the worlkforce, employers
are adjusting company poli-
cies- from promotion proce-
dures to work schedules to
accommodate the most talent-
ed of this demographic. How-
ever, the concessions are ran-
kling older workers.
Millennials or Generation Y,

defined as those born in the
1980s and 1990s, are an impor-
:irnI workforce pipeline'as baby
boomers retire. The Bureau
of Labor Statistics estimates
that millennials will make up
40 percent of the workforce by
2020, These workers are cred-
ited with being tech savvy, col-
laborative and willing to work
long hours if the working con-
ditions are right.

The perceived special treat-
ment is rubbing some of the
experienced workers the wrong_
way, according to the Wall
Street Journal.
Just this week, The Wash-
ington Post published an opin-
ion piece noting the bad rep
that nmllennials have, but also
pointing out the improvements
that their presence could make.
Americans work hundreds of

hours more than workers in
other developed countries. And
for our hard work, we miss out
on life.
Gen Y workers will live with
parents, work odd jobs, and
leave a position in pursuit of
their "dream job," the article
says. Moreover, they're aggres-
sive, asking directly for what
they want.
Please turn to WORKERS 10D

By Doreen Hemlock

Consumers are now more
likely to pay their car loans
on time even when they're late
. on their mortgage and credit
. cards, sending auto loan
* delinquency rates to historic
Slows, new studies show.
S The reason: Motorists real-
ize that they need transporta-
Stion to get to work or look for
a job in today's slow economy,
Seven if they're in foreclosure
Sor piling up credit card bills,

experts say.
Florida's auto loan. delin-
quency rate is slightly higher
than the U.S. average, be-
cause the state was harder
hit by the housing slump. But
auto loan delinquencies are
shrinking in Florida too, sur-
veys show.
For the second quarter this
year, credit bureau Tran-
sUnion found the portion of
U.S. auto loans at least 60
days late in payments was
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The indeniable devastating, domino effect of outrageous student debt

By Charlene Crowell
NNPA columnist

When this year's student
debt burden surpassed the $1
trillion mark, it became even
larger than the amount of debt
held on credit cards. New find-
ings now conclude that heavy
student loan debt delays the
Lbility of young graduates to
buy a home and in the worst
scenarios, strips Social Secu-
rity benefits and even disabil-
ity income paid under Supple-

mental Security Income.
"There has been a 46 per-
cent irncre.tase in average debt
held at graduation from 2000
to 2010. Moreover, total out-
standing debt held by the
public lids skyrocketed 511
percent over the past decade,"
according to Denied: The Im-
pact of Student Debt on the
Ability to Buy aHouse-anew
research paper by the Young
Invincibles, a national youth
advocacy group.
Their research shows that

the challenges of becoming a
homeowner are magnified with
student debt.' Student loan
debt has been rising much
more rapidly than salaries for
college graduates. When re-
searchers compared salaries
of the typical single student
loan borrower to the cost of
a median-priced house, they
concluded that potential bor-
rowers with a student loan and
average consumer debt are not
likely to qualify for a mortgage.
If a married couple carries a

double burden of
student debt, it be-
comes even, harder
to qualify.
Although student
loans- are usually
-considered to be a
problem for young
people, the real-
ity is that many B
seniors share the
same debt dilem-

$2.2 million on stu-
d: ent loans that were
90 .days or more past
due. As a result, Trea-
sury reduced benefit
-- A' payments on Social
J Security checks for
S..jk 115,000 retirees. Le-
gally, the share of ben-
efits withheld can be
CROWELL as high as 15 percent.
Consumers who owe

ma. The Treasury Department $60,000 or more on federal
reported earlier this year that student loans are allowed by
people ages 60 and older owed Treasury to take as long as 30

years to repay the loan. An ad-
ditional eight years of repay-
ment is allowed in the event
of economic hardship or long-
term unemployment. In these
instances, payments are de-
ferred while the interest con-
tinues to accrue Who would
ever have imagined that a stu-
dent loan repayment would
take 30 years or more? In by-
gone years the only loans that
incurred such lengthy indebt-
edness were mortgages.
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Do your homework before buying a franchise

By Steve Strauss

Q: I have been in business
for many years and now have
an opportimitli to buy into a
franchise. "'71is is a i,-.ll-kiinoi',,
business chain, and it seems
like a great o.pplir ouity, but
I am not sure I want to have
a franchisor looking l ir i-r my
shoulder. ThlIichtIrr? JlT.'fr-
A: You are right to be con-
cerned about this, because
it is a lr-gitimiatt issue. There
are a lot of great things to be
said about frairchising, but for
good or ill, it is true that the
franchisor will have a signifi-.
cant say in how you run your
For someone new to busi-
ness, that is probably a good
thing, but for someone with a
lot of experience, it may take
some getting used to.
Either way, the franchisor
being involved in your busi-
ness makes sense if you think
about it. The franchisor is
entrusting you with its name,
brand, system, and proprietary

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information. As. such, it wants
to make sure you are not only
taking care of those assets,
but also, that you are running
the business the right way,
because, after all, that's what
a franchise really is a certain
way of doing business designed
to get predictable results.

For the new entrepr
that "Big Brother" asi
franchising can be cc
ing. If is the franchise
built the business, th
chisor who created th
and the franchisor wl
the business and hov
succeed in it. So havi

franchisor's input can really
help the newbie get on track,
stay on track, and help guide
,, the business towards lasting
,. But as the franchisee ma-
S tures, or when the franchisee
: ; is someone who has run a
S business before, the influence
of the franchisor is not always
/ so welcome. The experienced
entrepreneur may want to do
things his or her own way.
Too bad. The whole idea of a
franchise is that you are buy-
ing into a proven way of doing
business, a tried-and-true,
by-the-numbers system that, if
followed, should lead to pre-
dictable results.
juice as a So there is little room for
detour, especially in a well-
established franchise system.
-eneur, The system is the system for a
3ect of reason. The franchisor wants
imfort- the french fries in Milwaukee
or who to taste the same as the french
le fran- fries in Birmingham, and that
le brand, is only possible if Milwaukee
ho knows and Birmingham make the
v best to fries exactly the same way.
ng the But, with that said, one

other thing is equally true:
Great franchisors listen to
their franchisees. It is not, or
at least should not be, a dicta-
torial, top-down system where
the franchisor talks and the
franchisee listens.
Great franchisors consider
themselves partners in the
success of the franchisees, and
as such, allow for innovation.
within the framework of
the franchise struc-
ture. For instance, not
only was the Big Mac
invented by a McDon-
ald's franchisee, but so
too were:
The Egg McMuffin
The McFlurry
The Filet-O-Fish
The thing is, not
all franchisors
are created equal.
Some listen, oth-
ers don't. Some are
great to work with, and
others are not. So how do
you know? You have to do
your homework. There
are two places to get the

Other franchisees: This is
the key. Before buying into a
franchise system, speak with
as many current franchisees
as you can. These folks will tell
you whether the franchisor is a
good or bad teammate.
The Franchise Disclosure
Document (FDD): Before sign-
ing a contract for the fran-
chise, you will get the FDD.
Item 3 lists the litigation
history of the franchisor.
Pay attention to that
Franchising is
great, but don't go
into it with your
eyes closed.

Construction spending plunges, economic index drops, too.

Institute of Management Sup-
ply's manufacturing index a
broad gauge of economic activ-
ity, held steady at 49:6 in Au-
gust, just below June's reading
of 49.8. A reading below 50 in-
dicates economic contraction.
Perhaps more of a disap-
pointment is July's unex-
pected 0.9 percent plunge in
construction spending after a
0.4 percent gain in Juhe, the
Commerce Department said
Tuesday. Construction activity,
is roughly half of what econo-
mists consider to be healthy.
June's decline was the big-
gest one-month drop, dragged
lower by a big drop in spend-
ing on home improvement proj-
ects. It follows three straight

months of gains driven by in-
creases in home and apart-
ment construction.
New home construction rose
again in July, but spending on
home renovation projects fell
by 5.5 percent. Spending was
down for non-residential proj-
ects and government construc-
tion projects as well.
The June decline left spend-
ing at a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of $834.4 billion.
up 11.8 percent from a 12-year
low hit in February 2011.
As for a broader gauge of the
U.S. economy, factory activity
shrank for the third straight
month in August as new or-
ders, production and employ-
ment all fell. The report adds
to other signs that manufac-



Mike Glenn works on a cockpit assembly line at Detroit
Manufacturing Systems' automotive components assem-
bly plant in Detroit in August 2012.

turning is slowing, the ISM said
The ISM, a trade group of
purchasing managers, says its
manufacturing activity index
is at the lowest reading in three
years. Factories have been a
key source of jobs and growth
since the recession ended in
June 2009. But the sector has
shown signs of weakness in re-
cent months.
The report showed factories
kept hiring in July but at a
slower pace. And production
dropped sharply to 47.2.
Those numbers stand in
stark contrast to a report
showing U.S. home prices
jumped 3.8 percent in the 12
months ending in July, the
biggest year-over-year increase

in six years.
CoreLogic, a private real es-
tate data provider, said Tues-
day that home prices also
rose 1.3 percent in July from
June. That's the fifth straight
increase in both the monthly
and year-over-year price in-
CoreLogic's price index is the
'third national index to show
steady increases. The Stan-
dard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
index posted its first annual
increase in nearly two years
last week. And a federal gov-
ernment housing agency has
also reported annual increas-
es. They all suggest a steadily
recovering housing market
The recent improvements
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Skilled technicians are in demand for demanding jobs

MECHANIC have grown about 17
continued from 6D percent from 2010 to
2020, adding 124,800
Orbain, manager for jobs for a total of
General Motors' Ser- 848,200, the Bureau
vice Technical Col- of Labor Statistics
lege. "It's already get- reports. Auto techni-
ting very difficult to cians overall earned
get young people in- an average of $35,790,
terested in this as a but 10 percent earned
career." more than $59,590, in
The nation's de- 2010, the most recent
mand for auto me- year for which the BLS
chanics is expected to has data.

Classes at Los Angeles Trade Technical College include an array
of tools used to work on cars.

Who matches best? Software or people

continued from 5C

or interests such as
entrepreneurship or
the arts.
If Facebook has re-
moved some of the
mystery for students,
it has added compli-
cations for campus
housing officials. They
recently have seen an
uptick in demands for
reassignments, usu-
ally from parents who
didn't like what they
found on their child's
roommate's profile.
"Parents have com-
plicated student was-
signments tremen-
dously," says John
Messina, chief hous-
ing officer at the Uni-
versity of Akron.
This spring, Adel-
phi University in Gar-
den City, N.Y., set up
a speed-dating-style
event where accepted
students could inter-
view potential room-
mates. In New York,
Rochester Institute of
Technology's 2,500

freshmen this fall
could use a software
program similar to
online dating sites
such as Match.com.
Carla DiLella, the
school's director of
housing operations,
hopes the change will
lead to more satisfied
students and fewer
room changes. So far,
it has been well-re-
"I was really excited
to have potentially
found someone who
wasn't crazy and was
really nice to talk with
and was funny," says
freshman Brooke Mi-
lan of Westfield, Ind.,
who found Kaitlin
Hipkin of. Cranford,
N.J., through the ser-
vice. All but one- of
her friends from high
school were assigned
"randomly generated
roommates," she says,
and one of them is
"already not positive
that (he'll) get along
well" with his.
The self-selection
approach runs coun-'

Dedicated worker

continued from 5C

them an outlet and
show them that some-
one cares for them."
For her tenacity and
academic success, she
was presented with the
Social Work Student of
the Year award from
the Broward unit of
the National Associa-
tion of Social Workers.
Fellow FMU student
Maretta Rose, won the,
award from Miami-
Dade unit. Rose de-
scribed the honor as,
"my Oscar for Social
Florida Memorial
University [FMU] So-
.cial Work baccalau-
reate program was
recently reaffirmed
for accreditation by

the Council for So-
cial Work Education
[CSWE]. The eight-
year reaffirmation is.
valid through 2020.
"We aim to cultivate
an academic environ-
ment where our stu-
dents can develop into
competent social work
practitioners," said
Adela Befkerman,
program director. "We
make sure they learn
the 45 competency ar-
eas mandated by our
accrediting body."
FMU received offi-
cial notification from
the accrediting body
following an extensive
process that started
over a year ago and in-
cluded a site visit last
semester by education
and social work ex-

Pitching in to help

continued from 5C

school district couldn't
afford the project. Hill-
wood administrator
Emily Hughes says.
Businessman Da-
vid Neumirann created
the Neumann Educa-
tion Foundation this
year to put iPads in
all elementary school
classrooms in El Paso
County, Colo. "The
education system is ...
one of the pillars for a
community," he says.
"We're going to build
that pillar."
Texas' Premont
Independent School
District renovated two
high school science
labs with $315,000
in contributions from
students, community
members and busi-
nesses, Superinten-
dent Ernest Singleton
says. The district faced
closure if it hadn't
built the labs to meet
state requirements.
The insurance
company Travelers
donated more than
$25 million to educa-

tion in the past three
years. Target is giving
$2.5 million in grants
to 100 in-need schools
this fall and is giving
$2.5 million in gift
cards to schools cho-
sen by Facebook vot-
Customers "care
about education more
than any other so-
cial issue. ... We were
compelled to do more,"
says Laysha Ward,
president of Target
community relations.
The economy has
made times tough
even for distributions
of backpacks stuffed
with supplies. Project
School Tools in Chilli-
cothe, Ohio, issued a
"call to action" to help
it collect enough sup-
plies and cash to fill
791 backpacks -- up
from 650 a year ago,
coordinator Teri Min-
ney says.
This year, she says,
the group waived a
rule that recipients
prove they get govern-
ment aid: "We said,
'If you have a need,
please come.'"

ter to a goal by many
colleges, including
Grinnell, to nudge
students outside their
comfort zone. For that
reason, New York's
Hamilton College and
Wake Forest Univer-
sity in Winston-Sa-
lem, N.C., refuse to
put friends together.
A longstanding tra-
dition at Stanford in
Palo Alto, Calif., goes
a step further: Stu-
dents not only can't
choose their room-
mate, their room-
mate's, identity isn't

divulged until move-
in day.
"Students at this age
are often going to look
for somebody they're
going to feel comfort-
able with because
they're just like them,"
says Pamela Stawasz,
assistant housing
director at Amherst
College in Massachu-
setts, which this year
hand-matched about
475, freshmen. "We're
going to look to really
mix it up."
That's Grinnell's
'idea, too.

Sadkowski and
Sackey-Addo both
wanted to live in co-
ed housing. Conner
says their views on
personal space lined
up, too. Perhaps most
important, Sadkowski
checked a box on the-
application saying he
would be interested
in having a roommate
from another country.
It's too.early to know
whether they will be-
come life-long friends,
but Sadkowski says
the matchup so far
feels "pretty solid."


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of the
Midtown Community Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to take place on
Thursday,.September .13, 2012 @ 12:00 pm, or thereafter, at City Hall, 3500
Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

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

(#15510) Pieter Bockweg, Executive Director
Omni and Midtown
Community Redevelopment Agencies


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

RFP NO. 335290



VOLUNTARY Pre-Proposal Conference: Wednesday. September 12. 2012
at 10:00 AM Location: Bavfront Park Management Trust. 301 North Bis-
cavne Boulevard. Miami, FL

Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 9/14/2012 at
3:00 P.M.

Detail for this Proposal (RFP) is available upon the City of Miami, Purchas-
ing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement. Telephone No.
is (305) 416-1917.

Johnny Martinez
City Manager
AD NO. 10482



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da on September 13, 2012, at 9:00 AM at City Hall, located at 3500 Pan Ameri-
can Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of granting the following:
All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this
item. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and
evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15504) City Clerk

While high school
graduates can land
basic maintenance
jobs such as chang-
ing engine oil, the real
need will be for more
highly trained techni-
It's those at the top
of the profession that
the industry is most
concerned about -los-
ing, the master me-
chanics who don't just
read troubleshooting
data off a .computer
screen, but rather put
their education and
experience to use to
interpret. clues and
pinpoint a problem.
Faced with complex-
ities of today's cars,
master mechanics are
being asked to deal
with issues that would
have required an engi-
neering degree in the
past. That problem is
being compounded by
the multiple new pow-
ertrain technologies
hitting the market, in-
cluding hybrids, elec-

trics and advanced
clean-diesel engines.
Many auto techni-
cians are embracing
how the job is evolv-
ing toward high-tech.
A survey of 5,000
auto technicians con-
ducted by consultant
Carlisle & Co. on be-
half of six automakers
found that the second
biggest reason the
technicians chose the
profession was that
they like working with
technology named
by four out of 10. The
only bigger reason, at
six out of 10, remains
having grown up
working on cars.
The looming short-
age is lost neither on
automakers nor on
educators both are
working to drum up
enthusiasm for ca-
reers in auto repair.
But it isn't easy.
Kids who couldn't
wait to get their driv-
er's licenses now often
are blas6.
They would rather
talk to their friends

through Facebook
or other social me-
dia than drive over
the meet them. In
1980, 87 percent of
19-year-olds had got-
ten driver's licenses,
according to a study
released in July by the
University of Michi-
gan Transportation
Research Institute. By
2010, that figure had
dropped to 70 percent.
"Automobiles were
our social network,"
says Tony Molla, vice
president the National
Institute for Automo-
tive Service Excel-
lence, an outfit com-
monly called ASE,
which certifies auto
technicians. "Today's
kids are using more
electronics to do the
same thing."
Of course, the more
deep-seated problem
that many of them
also are- not versed
in math and science
hurts recruitment,
since those skills can
be vital now in fixing


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of The
Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency is sched-
uled to take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:00 pm, or thereafter,
at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

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

(#15508) Pieter Bockweg, Executive Director
Omni and Midtown
Community Redevelopment Agencies




Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works
Department, located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor, during regular working
hours. Phone 305-416-1200.

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

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15507) City Clerk


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of the
Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is sched-
uled to take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @.5:00 pm, at City Hall,
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

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

(#15509) Clarence E. Woods, III, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agency



E WILSON: Buffalo Bills player uses his iPad to study
ig before he could previously.

of game plan

By Jefferson Graham

Gcorgic- Wilson won't play
foo balll without his iPad.
During the National Football
LcLnsglt season, the team cap-
tain and st wrong safety for the
13ul'l.lo Bills doesn't go any-
where without the Apple tablet. GEORGI
He uses it to study his plays a game lor
and improve the game.
We caught up with Wilson the studel
recently in Los Angeles. Here The game
are his comments on: and 10 pe
don't have
"Most guys can't sleep the going to h
night a f or a game, whether having a 1
you won or lost. You want to NFL."
go back and see what you
did, what plays you left out HOW IT
there on the field. You always
want to try to fine-tune your "With us
mistakes and correct them as day after
quickly as you can. ... By the wait until
time they're on the airplane, hours, bel
our teams have uploaded the in and se(
(NFL-shot game video), so if we to go to a
have an hour flight, most guys on the pro
have an opportunity to already computer,
see the game footage before we ing a devi
actually walk off the airplane." video and
Now we ca
IMPORTANT two hours
"People think we just throw
the football around and play FA
the game. They don't get to see "They're

attention. The show is on the
field and it will always take
precedence. But when you
have a TV timeout, halftime,
an injury timeout, it gives the
fans something to do and still
feel like they're linked in and
part of the experience."

"When I'm working out,
I always have headphones
on." Wilson makes playlists
for his workout. His Football
2012 workout includes Ambi-
tion by Wale, Rick Ross and
Meek Mill; Kanye West; Bobby
Brackins; Drake; and Nicki
Minaj. Music "really helps us
A constant companion
when driving is the Shazam
app, which identifies music.
"Within two or three seconds,
I have all the info I need to go
on the Internet and get the

Fed sees needed growth in

tourism, auto and home sales

By Martin Crutsinger
AP Economics Writer

- The Federal Re-
serve says the U.S.
economy grew mod-
erately in July and
early August, and
that hiring was more
robust than in the
previous six-week
A Fed report on
business conditions
released Wednesday
said nine of its 12
districts experienced
growth that was
"modest" or "moder-
ate." That's roughly in
line with the condi-
tions described in the
previous report.
Strength in auto
sales, tourism and
home sales in July
and early August
offset weakness in
The report comes
two days before Fed
Chairman Ben Ber-
nanke speaks to an
annual conference of
economists in Jack-
son Hole, Wyo. Fi-
nancial markets will
be listening for any
signals about whether
the Fed might take
action to stimulate
the economy at its
next policy meeting
on Sept, 12-13.
The economy is still
struggling to gain
traction more than
three years after the
end of the Great Re-
cession in June 2009.
The Fed report said
that six of its districts
reported weaker de-
mand in manufactur-
ing. And it highlighted
concerns about a se-
vere drought affecting
cotton, soybean and
corn crops in its Chi-
cago, St. Louis and
Kansas City districts.
The report, known
as the Beige Book, is
released eight times a
year and is based on
information the Fed's
12 regional banks
gather from business
contacts around the
At its last policy
meeting on July 31-
Aug. 1, the Fed took
no action. But min-
utes from that meet-

ing signaled that Fed
officials could act in
September, possibly
by launching a fresh
round of bond buying.
The goal of such a
program would be to
lower long-term inter-
est rates to encourage
more borrowing and
The minutes of that

meeting showed that
Fed officials spoke
with increased ur-
gency about the need
to provide more help
for the U.S. economy.
The minutes said that
many officials felt fur-
ther support would be
needed "fairly soon"
unless the economy
improves significantly.

The Fed has already
sought to drive down
long-term rates by
buying more than $2
trillion in Treasury
bonds and mortgage-
backed securities in
two previous rounds
of bond purchases.
These purchases are
known as "quantita-
tive easing."


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:



Detailed scope of work and specifications for this bid are available at the City
of Miami, Purchasing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement
Telephone No. 305-416-1958.

Deadline for Receipt of Reauests for Additional InformationlClarification:
Wednesday. September 12. 2012 at 5:00 P.M.

Johnny Martinez, P. E.
City Manager
AD NO. 16551



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da on September 13, 2012, at 9:00 AM at City Hall, located at 3500 Pan Ameri-
can Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of granting the following:
All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this
item. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and
evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15505) City Clerk


Walmart offers gas-price relief


Buffalo's safety

uses iPad as part

By Doreen Christensen

South Floridians can get re-
lief from rising gas prices with
a new Walmart fuel savings
program running through
Dec. 24.
The Gas Rollback offers
15 cents-a-gallon savings
at Walmart Supercenters
pumps and Murphy USA fill-
ing stations when paying with
Walmart MasterCard, Visa or
Discover credit cards. Dis-
counts appear as a statement
The incentive is a 5-cent-
per-gallon increase from

2011's program, which the
company said saved consum-
ers $60 million, according to a
If you don't have a Walmart
credit card, you can still
save. The program also offers
5-cents off on gallons when
you pay using a Walmart gift
card. Cards are available
online or in stores and can
be loaded with up to $1,000.
Last year, the retailer offered
3-cents back.
"I'm planning on getting a
gift card before my next fill
up," said Jose Garcia, 35, of
Coconut Creek. He frequently


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recent physical. If you
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n information, you're
ave a difficult time
ong career in the

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noon, we'd have to
Monday, at least 24
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meeting room, turn
)jector, power up the
as opposed to swip-
ce, clicking on the
just pressing play.
an get it in less than
and watch it within
s. It's very easy."

Definitely paying

Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agency
Miami, Florida

Save up to 15 cents per gallon with

new program



Notice is hereby given of a public hearing and public meeting to be held by the Southeast Overtown/Park
West Community Redevelopment Agency (the "Agency") on September 17, 2012, commencing at 5:00
p.m. at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 314 Northwest 12th Street, Miami, Florida, 33136, for the
purposes of:

1) Holding a public hearing to receive comment on the adoption by the Agency of a resolution entitled:
2) Upon conclusion of the public hearing, the Agency will consider adoption of such resolution which au-
thorizes the issuance of Tax Increment Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") by the Agency in the not to exceed
amount stated above for purposes of financing in whole or in part the following community redevelopment
projects undertaken in accordance with the Agency's Redevelopment Plan:
SLyric Place Block 25 new construction of approximately 90-100 affordable housing units to
be located at the intersection of NW 2nd Avenue and NW 9th Street, Miami, Florida, of which
not less than 50% of the units will be dedicated for persons or families with incomes that do
not exceed 60% of Area Media Income (AMI), and the balance of which will be dedicated for
.... persons or families with incomes that do not exceed 120% of AMI. This project will be owned
by or leased to a private developer.
SLyric Place Block 36 new construction of approximately 300-space parking garage, of which
not less than approximately 250 spaces will be available for use by the general public, which
parking garage will be owned by the Agency.
SSt. John Overtown Plaza new construction of 112 affordable housing units to be located at NW
3rd Avenue and 13th Street, Miami, Florida, at least 50% of which will be dedicated for persons
or families with incomes that do not exceed 80% of AMI. This project will be owned by or leased
to a private developer.
Island Living new construction of approximately 60-80 affordable housing units to be located at
1201 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, Florida, of which not less than 50% of the units will be dedicated
for persons or families with incomes that do not exceed 60% of AMI and the balance of such
units will be dedicated for persons or families with incomes that do not exceed 120% of AMI.
This project will be owned by or leased to a private developer.
SCulmer Center Housing Development new construction of not less than 75 affordable housing
units to be located at a property adjacent to the Culmer Neighborhood Service Center at 1600
NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, Florida, 100% of the units of which will be dedicated for persons or
families with incomes that do not exceed 60% of the AMI. Such property is currently owned by
Miami-Dade County, Florida and is leased to a private developer. This project will be owned by
or leased to a private developer.
Town Park The Town Park project will be a rehabilitation of three existing housing communi-
ties, Town Park Village (consisting of the rehabilitation of an 18 building 147 unit affordable co-
operative housing project built in 1970), Town Park Plaza South (consisting of the rehabilitation
of a 17 building, 116 unit affordable cooperative housing project built in 1971) and Town Park
Plaza North (consisting of the rehabilitation of a 20 building, 168 unit affordable condominium
housing project built in 1973). These projects are owned by private individuals.

If the Agency approves the issuance of the Bonds, the Bonds will be repaid from certain "increment rev-
enues" as such term is defined in Section 163.340(22), Florida Statutes. The Bonds will mature no later
than March 31, 2030. In accordance with Sections 163.358(3) and 163.385, Florida Statutes, the Board of
County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida and of the City Commission of the City of Miami,
Florida have approved the issuance of the Bonds.

3) Considering and acting upon such other business as may properly come before the Agency at said

Interested parties or affected taxpayers or property owners are invited to attend said hearing and meeting
and either personally or through their representatives, to present oral or written comments and discussion
concerning the adoption of the resolution and the nature and location of the Projects. Written comments
may be submitted to, and a copy of the proposed resolution is available for inspection by the public at the
Agency's office at 1490 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33136.

If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the Agency with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this hearing or meeting, a record of the proceedings will be required and the individual will need
to ensure that a verbatim transcript of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person must provide a method for recording the proceed-
ings verbatim.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Agency at 1490 Northwest 3rd Avenue,
Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33136, (305) 679-6800 no later than 48 hours prior to the hearing and meeting.


stops at Murphy USA in Pom-
pano Beach because he finds
the fuel to be cheaper. "It costs
me $120 to fill my work truck
twice a week. I'll save about
$10. Anything helps."
Murphy USA stations are
in Pompano Beach, Delray
Beach, West Palm Beach, Roy-
al Palm Beach and Hialeah.
Discounts are being offered
at more than 1,000 store-af-
filiated stations in Florida and
19 other states. The offer is
not valid at Sam's Club stores.
"I used the Walmart gift
card to save on gas last year,"
said Maria Trigoso, 39, of
Hialeah. "I have an SUV and a
fill-up costs $60."
Get information at Walmart.


Mortgage rates rise, housing market improves

But loans are still affordable, Afj

which is helping boost sales

By Marcy Gordon

(AP) Rates on fixed
mortgages rose for a fourth-
consecutive week, remain-
ing slightly above record
Mortgage buyer Freddie
Mac says the average rate
on a 30-year loan increased
to 3.66 percent, up from
3.62 percent last week. Four
weeks ago, the average fell
to 3.49 percent. The average
on a 15-year fixed mortgage
edged up to 2.89 percent
from 2.88 percent last week,
and 2.80 percent four weeks
The availability of low rates
has lifted home sales this

year. Prices also have in-
creased, largely because the
supply of homes has shrunk
while sales have risen.
Builder confidence is also
at its highest level since
March 2007, according to a
survey by the National As-
sociation of Home Builders.
The housing market's re-
covery will likely add to eco-
nomic growth in 2012 for
the first time in seven years.
Home purchases, construc-
tion and prices are gradually
but consistently increasing,
though they remain far be-
low levels seen in a healthy
Sales of previously oc-
cupied homes rose 2.3 per-

... . !t4 -

Buy me: Sales of a new homes and previously occupied
homes are on the rise.

cent in July from June to a
seasonally adjusted annual
rate of 4.47 million, the Na-
tional Association of Real-
tors reported this week. In
the past 12 months, sales
have jumped more than 10
Sales of new homes have
been strengthening, too.

Sales rose 3.6 percent in
July to match a two-year
high reached in May, the
Commerce Department said
Thursday. The seasonally
adjusted annual rate last
month was 372,000, though
still well below the 700,000
pace that economists con-
sider healthy.

Car note delinquencies still plummet

continued from 6D

just 0.33 percent, the
lowest level since Tran-
sUnion began track-
ing the data in 1999.
Florida's auto loan
delinquency rate
slipped to 0.41 percent
in the second quarter,
a tad higher than the
U.S. average but still
lower than the state's
0.56 percent rate one
year earlier, Tran-
sUnion said.
Brittany Thornton
of Tamarac illustrates
the trend. She always
paid her car down
first when she had an
auto loan to pay off.
"Otherwise, there's
no way to get around.
There's no way to
make money," said
the 23-year-old, who

worked in restaurants
and now is pursuing
a degree as a legal as-
Fort Lauderdale-
based AutoNation, the
country's largest vehi-
cle retailer, also sees
delinquencies down.
The company has a
lower delinquency
rate than the,averages
TransUnion quotes,
and those slimmer
rates have declined
significantly over the
past year, said Au-
toNation spokesman
Marc Cannon.
"We have people
coming in all the time
who are refinanc-
ing their homes, but
they're still making
their car loan pay-
ments on time," Can-
non said. "They real-
ize they need their car

A little good news!

continued from 6D

the property owner or
renter has been unem-
ployed. Their incomes
are down 22.6 percent
since June 2009. But
even households where
the primary earner
has been employed
continuously also have
incomes almost 5 per-
cent lower than in
June 2009.
Other groups hit
harder than average
include young people,
men living alone and
people who have some
college but not a de-
"It substantiates
what (community col-
lege) teachers tell their
students: If you're go-
ing to get a two-year
degree, get it in some-

thing marketable,"
Green said, adding,
"25- to 34-year-olds
got hit pretty hard."
So have people near-
ing retirement age.
Those ages 55 to 64
have seen a 9.7 percent
drop in median house-
hold income since
June 2009.
Politically, the re-
sults highlight the
stakes of the presiden-
tial election. The big-
gest income drops are
in nine swing states,
which have incomes
that are still 5.7 per-
cent below 2009. The
drop was 5.2 percent
in "blue" states that
lean Democratic and 5
percent in Republican-
leaning "red" states,
which have the lowest
incomes of the three

They are aggressive

continued from 6D

"Beyond that, Gen
Y's demands may even-
tually help bring about
the family-friendly pol-
icies for which work-
ing mothers have been
leading the fight," the
article says. "Now ev-
erybody wants to leave
the office at 5:30. Be-
cause they've got band

practice. Or dinner
with their grandma.
Or they need to walk
their rescue puppy."
The author, Emily
Matchar, emphasizes
that the things the
younger generation of
workers want are the
same things that the
older ones desire. So
many the generation
gap isn't as wide as we

The debt lasts

continued from 6D

The domino effect of
debt begins with a stu-
dent loan and then de-
lays the ability to qual-
ify for a mortgage. With
other consumer debt
payments such as car
loans, and credit cards
taking a larger share
of net income, the
ability to gain wealth

is limited if not sty-
mied. And if parents or
grandparents signed
for a student loan, the
benefits they worked
for most of their lives
are siphoned and tar-
nish what ought to be
the proverbial 'golden
Charlene Crowell is a
communications man-
ager for the Center for
Responsible Lending.

to get to work and will
pay their car loan be-
fore the mortgage."
Strong prices for
used cars also are
prompting motorists
.to stay current. That's
because drivers real-
ize they have "more
equity in their vehi-
cle," said Peter Turek,
automotive vice presi-
dent in TransUnion's
financial services
business unit.
TransUnion first
recognized the prefer-

ence to pay car loans
first in its payment
hierarchy report re-
leased late March.
The study looked at
payment habits by
about 4 million con-
sumers in each quar-
ter who had at least
one auto loan, at least
one mortgage and at
least one credit card
The study found
that of consumers at
least 30 days late on
any payment, just 9.5

percent were behind
on their auto loan,
while current on other
payments. In contrast,
17.3 percent were late
on a credit card and
current on the others,
and 39.1 percent were
late on the mortgage
and current on the
other debts.
The preference to
pay auto loans first
was greater in states
like Florida, which
suffered sharp drops
in home prices.

Foreign buyers boosting home sales

By Paul Owers

Foreigners accounted for about
19 percent of the $58 billion in
Florida home sales during the
past year, according to a report
released Monday.
International buyers spent
$10.7 billion in Florida for the 12
months ending in June. The vast
majority of the sales were cash
transactions, the Florida Real-
tors said.
The top destination: Miami-
Dade County, with 32 percent of
sales. Broward County was sec-
ond at 12 percent, while Palm
Beach County was fifth at 7 per-
Foreign buyers have helped re-
vive Florida's moribund housing
market, scooping up bargains in
the wake of the bust.
Buyers from abroad are at-
tracted to Florida because of the
vibrant rental market and the
values here compared with their
home countries.
'For them. it's definitely the
lifestyle and putting their money

where it's safe," said Senada Ad-
zem, director of the Douglas El-
liman real estate firm in Boca
The median price paid by for-
eign buyers was $194,700 64
percent higher than the overall
median price in Florida.
Buyers from Canada repre-
sented 31 percent of internation-
al sales by far the most of any
Summer Greene, a real estate
manager in Fort Lauderdale and
president of the Florida Realtors,
said she realized the importance
of international business after
meeting with the second-largest
brokerage in the United Kingdom
in July.
Florida ranked among the top-
five destinations worldwide for
the firm's clients buying second
homes and investment proper-
ties. Greene said.
The trade group had de-em-
phasized its push for global buy-
ers in recent years. 'but we're
going full speed ahead,' Greene

There's still a long way to go

continued from 7D

have been widespread.
Of 100 large cities
CoreLogic tracks, only
23 posted year-over-
year declines in July.
That's four fewer than
in June.
Prices are rising
partly because the
supply of available
homes remains tight.

Still, the housing
market's recovery has
a long ways to go before
prices are back where
they were before the
recession. On average,
they're 27 percent be-
low their peak in April
2006, CoreLogic says.
The states with the
biggest gains the past
12 months were Arizo-
na, Idaho, Utah, South
Dakota and Colorado,

CoreLogic said. In Ari-
zona, prices have risen
16.6 percent since July
2011. Idaho has posted
a 10 percent gain in
that time.
Not all states are
seeing increases.
In Delaware, prices
dropped 4.8 percent in
the 12-month period.
Prices fell 4.6 percent
in Alabama in that




Advertisers urged

to use more Black media
to use more B Center for Economic

ican media outlets ,ants to send to market- prime-time drama on a mainstream

ers.ic who have laurel shunned black media in will reach some black consumers, too, said
fa or of phavelacing ads on ge neral outlets. Debra L. Lee, chief executive at BET Net-

On Monday. BET Networks Black Enter- works. "Any welldeeloped media plan
f placing ads on general outletss. Ayo r wl e ?md
faoirMonday. BET Networks, Black Enter- nlude both," Ms. Lee said. "Black media has

prise, Johnson Publishing (the publisher of include both, Ms. Lee said.on to black meaudiencea has.
Ebony and Jet magazines), the National As- a special connection t black aud a parncetcu
sociation of Black Owned Broadcasters and BET, a unit of Viacom, has had a particue

others will join with media-buying agencies to larly strong ratings run in recent years often ,
introduce a campaign intended to educate ad- beating cable channels like CNN and Bravo.

vertisers about the iportace of black media The Game" an original series that started
and its increasingly deep-pocketed audience. on the CW network and moved to BET, broke w
Called #nTheBLaclk (using the Twitter hash cable sitcom records with 7.7 million viewers
Called #nTheBlack (using for the prem of its fourth season in Janu-
tag), the campaign will begin with print ad- fo2011 the premiere of its fourth season in anu-
vertisemrents in major newspapers (including ar 2011.that audience is getti
The New York Times) and trade magazines At the s time, that audience is getting
like Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek. It will richer. Black household earnings greU 63.9
expand to a long-term joint effort that includes percent. to $75,000, from 2000 to 2009, ac-

social media and direct outreach to marketers. cording to a Nielsen study. o
The initiative comes at a time when advertis- #lnTheBlack is the first industryide effort
The initiative comes a a time he adver of its kind and is long overdue, said Donald
TV and radio in an effort to reach the grow- A. Colema, chief executive of GlobalHue, a i
TV and radio in an efort to reach the grow multicultural advertising agency. "It's getting
ing Hispanic population. Black audiences, multicult ridiculousness in terms of their
meanwhile. have largely been overlooked, to the point of ridiculousness in terms of the
despite projected buying power of $1.2 trillion budget allocated to the African-Aimerican au-

by 2015, a 35 percent increase from 2008. dience,' Mr. Coleman said.

--New York Times June 25, 2012

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Walking distance from
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water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthly!
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call 305-638-3699.
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath Free
gift for Section 8 tenants
$675 moves you in
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60 and 61 Street
Ond and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 786-486-2895.
rt 729 NW 55 Terrace
ath Two bedrooms, one bath.
hree $750 monthly. Ms. Bell
833 NW 77 Street Rear
One bedroom, all utilities in-
cluded. $850 monthly and se-
S curity. 305-490-9284
L! 8475 NE 2 Avenue
One-and two bdrms. Section
)u in. 8 OK. 305-754-7776
6inch Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-.
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L $400. 100 NW 11 St.
bath. 305-374-4412.
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ue Apartments Duplexes,
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At laundry, gated. Office 1023
barn NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
I or North Miami
Large studio, central air, new
appliances, quiet area $700
je monthly. 786-356-1722
or South Miami area, near Metro
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apartments for rent.
et CALL 786-543-3872
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080 Churches
ce 2683 NW 66 Street
moves For more information
Call 786-277-8988

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u in! 1503 NW 207 Street
ath Two bedrooms, two baths,
Sinch recently renovated, screened
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$1125 mthly. Call 786-361-
20916 NW 39 Avenue
bath. Four bedrooms, two baths
ve in. with appliances,central air
nthly. and heat. Section 8 OK.
$2100 down $1050 monthly.
t 305-788-3431
$450 3948 NW 207 Street Rd
Four bedrooms, two baths;
corner lot fenced. Section 8
welcomed. $1200 monthly.
ath 305-450-0499
o I duplexes.

t 1001 SW 105 Avenue
L Three bdrms, one bath, cen-
ath tral air, water included. Sec-
tion 8. $1000 mthly. 305-233-
1292 NW 44 Steet
Two bdrms, one bath, newly
't remodeled, central air, $875
375. mthly.,786-299-4093
1510 NW 65 St#2
438 One bdrm.,$650 monthly. Air,
water and bars. Section 8r
ue okay, 305-490-9284.
156 NE 58 Terr.
l air, Two bedrooms, one bath
curity. $675. Free Water

2170 NW 91 St #B
450. Large two bedrooms, ap-
pliances included, air. $950
e monthly. First and security
water, moves you in. Section 8 wel-
gated come. 305-761-6558
ne on- 2283 NW 101 Street
50 se- One bedroom, air, bars, wa-
3067. ter, $750, No Section 8.
t Terry Dellerson, Broker
bath, 2360 N.W. 66 Street
'r and Private home
neigh- Two bedrooms, one bath.
monthly, First, last, and security. to
87 bi- move in. $850 monthly.
2401 NW 95 ST #6
$600 Two bodrms, one bath,
3- washer, dryer, central air.
Area Section 8 OK. $1,175 mthly.
-7776 Matthew 954-818-9112
t 2452 NW 44 Street
Sin- Two bedrooms, air, $650
86 monthly. 786-877-5358
S247 NE 77 Street
i445. One bedroom, one bath,
'080 appliances, water, parking.
$650 monthly. 786-216-7533
S 2530 NW 97 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, $800
mthly. Call 786-985-1624.

3068 NW 94 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, security bars, yard $975
mthly. 305-662-5505
3130 NW 135 Street
New construction, three
bdrms, two baths,tiled, cen-
tral air,yard, $1200 monthly.
3189 NW 59 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath re-
modeled water included $850
monthly. Section 8 ok.
305-975-0711 or
3358 NW 51 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, $850,
Section 8 only, 754-214-2111
338 NW 59 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, central air. $700 mthly.
Section 8 OK! 305-490-7033
38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449.
447NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$800 mthly. 305-751-3381.
4691 NW 18 Avenue
Two bdrms, $725 monthly,
$1200 move in.
4909 NW 15 Court
Two' bdrms., one bath, Sec-
tion 8 ok,786-362-3108.
5010 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms., one bath, $775
up, call Mr. B 305-632-8750.
7520 N.W. 8th Avenue
Large two bedrooms, central
air and bars. Section 8 ok,
$1000 call 305-490-9284,
7932 NW 12 COurt
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
92 94 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 only. 305-490-9284:
9956 NW 25 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 per month, Section 8
okay, call 305-652-9393
One bedroom, $600 monthly.
Two bedrooms, starting at
$750 monthly. Three
bedrooms starting at $1100.
305-757-7067 Design
1736 N.W. 93 Terrace
One large furnished efficien-
cy, utilities paid, $550.
Joe 786-385-8326
1756 NW 85 Street
$375 moves you in, $290 bi-
weekly. Call 786-389-1686
2565 NW 92 Street
One- bedroom, one bath,
stove, refrigerator, water and
lights included. Nice neigh-
borhood,$290 bi-weekly,
$870 move in. .
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395
Appliances, tree water.

Small efficiency, fully fur-
nished, all utilities and cable
included. $600 monthly, de-
posit $400. 305-613-5181
Air, utilities, cable, $550/
$1100, 305-751-7536.
$495 monthly, utilities
included. Call 386-205-
Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1500 NW 183 Street
Cable, air, $140 weekly. $285
to move in. 786-457-2998
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
; 1887 NW 44 Street
$475 monthly. $650 moves
you in. 305-303-0156.
1973 NW 49 Street
Air, cable, $500 mthly, $300
to move in. 786-286-7455
2373 NW 95 Street
$90 weekly,
call 305-450-4603
342 NW 11 Street
Monthly $400
Call 786-506-3067

5500 NW 5 Avenue
$365 monthly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
6800 NW 5 Place
Clean $350 monthly
6829 NW 15 Ave
$100 weekly, $200 to move
in, air and utilities included.
Call 786-277-2693
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Clean room, side entry, patio,
air, 305-688-0187.

Free cable and air

Private entrance. Call 305-
384-8421 or 954-854-8154.
Outreach Program Home-
Move in Special $250. Beds
available, three meals daily.
Share a room. 786-443-7306
1014 NW 61 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 Welcome.
1022 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms two baths,
$1295 mthly Section 8
Welcome..All appliances
included, free 19" LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1285 N.W. 129th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1200. Section 8 welcome.
786-367-4004 or
1473 NW 68 Terrace
Two bdrms., one bath, $800
mthly, 305-336-9977.
1514 NW 74 Street
Section 8 Preferred, three
bedrooms, one bath, fenced
yard, central air, ceiling fans,
refrigerator, stove. Washer,
dryer, security bars, awnings.
Remodeled bathroom and
kitchen. $1,295 mthly. $500
security. Call 786-218-4646.
1736 N W 56 Street
Four barms. two baths.
$1295 mthly, central air al
appliances included, free
19' LCD TV Joel 786-355-
1790 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly. No Section 8.
Call: 305-267-9449
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two Oaths
$1100 Stove, refrigerator.
air 305-642-7080
1861 N W 166 Street
Three bedrooms, air, bars.
$975 monthly. 786-306-4839
2010 NW 153 Street
Three bdrms., den, tile, bars,
air, $1,200. No section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2122 NW 64 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Four bedrooms two bath
home, and garage $1395
monthly All appliances
included Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel: 786-355-7578

2771 NW 192 Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
great location $1,225 month-
ly. 954-638-1379.
2825 NW 163 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, tile, $1,350. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two Oaths.:
$950 monthly All Applianc-
es included Free 19" LCD
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578

295 NW 55 Street
Four Dedrooms, two baths
$1.250 monthly All appli-
ances included Free 19
inch LCD TV Call Joel

310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms three
baths, with two dens $1100
monthly Central air all
appliances included, free
19 inch LCD TV Call Joel

3201 NW 169 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den. Section 8 welcome.
$1350 monthly.
3331 NW 51 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air, tile with appliances
and large back yard. $1100
mthly. First and last plus
security.total $ 3,700 to move
in. Call 786- 402-7969.
34 Ave NW 207 Street
Nice house, four
bedroomsthree baths, cen-
tral air. Section 8. $1600 mth-
ly. 305-624-9759
366 NE 159 Street
Four bdrms, two and half
baths, $1500 mthly. Section
8. 305-751-3381
3809 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths, fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border. Available Now
Call 954-243-6606
3810 NW 173rd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, $1,300. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
4244 NW 201 Street
Three bedrooms,one bath,
$1200 monthly. Call 646-321-
5024 NW 23 Avenue
Very large two bedrooms,
one bath. Call Gigi or Lorenzo
5947 N. Miami Avenue

One bedroom. one bath.
$450 monthly.

6240 N Miami Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. All appli-
ances included free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel 786-355-
7139 NW 16 Avenue
Updated three bedrooms, two
baths, family room, tile, cen-
tral air, security bars, $1,225
monthly. 305-662-5505.
930 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, $1,350, air, tile, bars. No
Section 8. Terry Dellerson,
Broker, 305-891-6776.
Renovated three bedrooms,
one bath. Section 8 only.. No
deposit required.
Dade Move in Special
Three bedrooms two baths,
everything newly renovated
with wood floors, custom
kitchens, central air and
more. Move in condition.
$695 moves you in. Section
8. Please call 754-444-6651..
Liberty City Area
Three and four bedrooms.
Section 8 only. 305-218-5151
Three bdrms, two baths, Flor-
ida room, central air, $1550,
$3100 to move in.
Spacious three bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1175 mthly
Call 407-497-8017
Four bedrooms, two baths.
786-267-7018 .
One Four Bdms., Section 8
ok. Broker: 786-955-9493
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, appliances, $1300
mthly. Section 8 OK. Call
Three bdrms, two baths,
fenced, carport and near
schools. Section 8 OK. $1350
monthly first and last plus
$1000 ,security. 305-965-
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den. Section 8 welcome.
$1350. 954-292-2945
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, fenced. 1955 NW 153
Street. $1,400 mthly.
Five bedrooms, four baths,
central air, remodeled. $1750:
monthly. 786-306-4839


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Pathfinder's mpg
By Chris Woodyard 5,000 pounds.
All 2013 Path'find-
Nissan has un- ers come equipped
veiled the new pro- with an advanced
duction version of 260-horsepower,.
the 2013 Pathfinder, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
one of the last mid- matched with a con-
size family haulers tinuously variable
to shed weight by transmission, in-
moving from SUV stead of a plain old
construction to a automatic. Nissan
crossover configura- says it will be the only
tion to improve fuel vehicle in its class
economy. with selectable two-
The Pathfinder or four-wheel drive.
ditches its heavy- "While traditional
frame chassis in fa- SUV customers 'are
vor of a. combined looking for improved
body-chassis ar- fuel economy, they
rangement like on still demand a vehi-
a car to shed 500 cle- hat can do all the
pounds. Nissan says things they need,"
the result will be a30 says Al Castignetti,
percent improvement general manager of
in gas mileage. The the Nissan division.
front-wheeldrive ver- The new Pathfinder
sion can now achieve will be built in Sniyr-
20 miles a gallon in na, Tenn., and goes
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Quarterbacks lead SC
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showdown in S.C.



August 30
Charleston (WV) 44, Shaw 26
SC State 33, Georgia State 6
Tennessee Tech 41, Hampton 31

September 1
AlabamaA&M 7, Tuskegee6 .
Albany State 24, North Greenville 12
Alcom State 22, Grambling State 21
Arkansas- Pine Bluff 17, Langston 14
Bowie State 24, Assumption 20
Gheyney 34, Lincoln (PA) 21
Chowan 70, Livingstone 35
Coastal Carc!ra 29 NJC 46T 13
Concordia-Selma 20, Miss Valley State 19
Delaware State 17, VMI 10
:or. Vialey Siaile 1. :,s "a State 23
-Ic ,arO 30, Morenouse 29
Incarnate Word 19, Texas College 12
Lane 45, Edward Waters 28
Lindenwood 49, Lincoln (MO) 28

Mississippi State 56, Jackson State 9
Morgan State 30, Sacred Heart 27, 40T
NC Central 54, Fayetteville State 31
New Mexico 66, Southern 21
Newberry 46, Elizabeth City State 20
Norfolk State 24, Virginia State 0
Ohio Domi. 57, Va. Univ of Lynchburg 6
Oklahoma State 84, Savannah State 0
Saint Augustine's 28, Wingate 10
Tennessee State 17, Florida A&M 14
Texas Southern 44, Prairie View A&M 41
Virginia Union 28, Benedict 7
West Alabama 44, Clark Atlanta 0
W. Vigrg.na Stale 34 J. C. Smith 31
W-Salem State 28, UNC Pembroke 23

September 2
Bethune-Cookman 38, Alabama State 28
North Alabama 3' Miles 30
Stillman 28, Central State 27

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Point University vs. Concordia-Selma in Valley, AL
Cheyney vs. Indiana (PA) in Cheyney, PA
Concord vs. Winston-Salem State in Concord, WV
Shaw vs. Miles in Durham, NC
VMI vs. Chowan in Lexington, VA
Wingate vs. Albany State in Wingate, NC
STexas College vs. Southern Arkansas in Tyler, TX
Lane vs. Clark Atlanta in Jackson, TN
Langston vs. Bacone in Tulsa, OK
Rutgers vs. Howard in Piscataway, NY
Virginia State vs. West Liberty State in Ettrick, VA
Stillman vs. Ouachita Baptist in Tuscaloosa, AL
Buffalo vs. Morgan State in Buffalo, NY
Florida State vs. Savannah State in Tallahassee, Fla.
Alabama State vs Miss Valley State in Montgomery, AL
North Texas vs. Texas Southern in Denton, TX
Northern Iowa vs. Central State in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Oklahoma vs. Florida A&M in Norman,OK
Brevard vsVirginia Union in Brevard, NC
Elizabeth City State vs. Delta State in Elizabeth City, NC
Hampton vs. Old Dominion in Hampton, VA
James Madison vs. Alcorn State in Harrisonburg, VA
NC A&T vs. West Virginia State in Greensboro, NC
Lama vs. Prairie View A&M in Beaumont, TX
Catawba vs. Livingstone in Salisbury, NC
Elon vs. NC Central in Elon, NC
Kentucky State vs. Kentucky Wesleyan in Frankfort, KY
Liberty vs. Norfolk State in Lynchburg, VA
Saint Augustine's vs. New Haven in Durham, NC
Valdosta State vs. Fort Valley State in Valdosta, GA
Wofford vs. Lincoln (PA) in Spartanburg, SC
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Killian dominates Homestead from start to finish

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times contributor

The dog fight that both Killian and Homestead
head football coaches expected turned out to be
a one-sided ambush. The Cougars (1-0) set the
tone early in their 42-21 onslaught of the Broncos
(0-1), who had just come off of a preseason loss to
Cypress Bay.
Patrick Burrows, in his first year as Homestead
head coach, was hopeful going into the game but
was well aware of Killian's potential lethality from
the battle his Southridge team fought and w'on last
"I don't feel that [playing them last season] gives
us an advantage," Burrows said. "Their staff is very
creative and smart enough to change things up.
And change things up they did. Killian's Wing-T
offense that dominated the field ran for 234 yards
on 47 carries, shared between eight players, includ-
ing senior halfback, Harry Jones, who led the team
with 78 yards. The combination gave them unlim-
ited options and made it difficult for the Broncos to
Adding his own to the mix, was Killian senior
quarterback, David Felipe, who threw for 73 yards
on two completions, including a 48-yard touch-

down and 25-yard connection to -. .-
sophomore strong safety Jaquan 1
Johnson. Johnson also ran for 38 -
yards on 7 carries. 4
The Cougar defense managed
to keep the Broncos scoreless at
halftime 35-0 and added more after
safety, sacking junior defensive
lineman, Matthew Colominas.
The Broncos, a quarter away
from being mercy-ruled, sparked
some momentum with a 15-yard
touchdown run by junior running .j.
back, Johnnie Hankins arid kept the
Cougars scoreless in the third. The
Broncos scored two more times N .
late in the fourth with a 73-yard
and 65-yard catch from junior wide
receiver, Ermon Lane who was a
staple player last season. But it was too little too
to no avail.
Killian Head Coach Cory Johnson says he was
amazed that more than 200 Cougar fans attended
the game to support the team But the victory was
bittersweet for Johnson and his Cougars, after
junior starting halfback Rodari Revere tore his ACL
and MCL during the first half.

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- -dMiami, TimeslTrto /Donnalyn Anthony
"He has been the life and soul of this squad for
the past few years, so it's tough," Johnson said.
Other scores: Booker T (1-0) defeated Carol City
(0-1) 42-13; Grayson (Atlanta, GA) defeated Cen-
tral (0-1) 35-3; Jackson (1-0) defeated Krop (0-1)
22-14; Norland (1-0) defeated American (0-1) 26-2;
Northwestern (1-0) defeated North Miami Beach
(0-1) 42-6; South Dade (1-0) defeated Ferguson
(0-1) 48-8; Southridge (1-0) defeated Coral Gables
(0-1) 35-6.

1 2 B L A C K C 0 L L E G E F00 T A L ( e s l t t a n i ns.n d W e k l H n os ) o

Bowie State 0 0 1 0
Chowan 0 10 1 0
Virginia Union 0 0 1 0
Eliz, City State 0 0. 0 1
Lincoln 0 0 0 1
Virginia State 0 0 0 1
St. Augustine's 0 .0 1 0
W-Salem State 0 0 1 0
Shaw .. 0 0 0 1
J.C. Smith 0. 0 0 1
Livingstone 0 0 0 1
Fayetteville State 0' 0 0 1
OL Nick Watts, Chowan
WR Robert Holland, Sr., CHOWAN -12 ec., 213 yards,
3 TDsvs. Livingstone
OB Cameron Stover, Sr., CHOWAN 23 of 30, 281 yds.,
4 TDs, 106 rushing yds., 1 TD vs. Uv.
RB Maurice Lewis, So., WSSU 134 rushing yards, 2
TD vs.UNC-Pembroke.
DL Rasheen Person, Jr., VU 10 tackles, 5 solos, 2
sacks, 4 TFL -20 yds., vs. Benedict
LB Chaz Robinson, Jr., SAC -14 tackles vs. Wingate
DB AndreKates,Sr.,VUJ-4break-ups,5tackles,2recov-
eres, 1 in, 1 safety, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble vs. BC
ROOKIE Drew.Powell, QB, LIV- 343 passing yds., 4
TDs vs. Chowan
SPECIALTY MardoblazAvlles,So.,BSU-Game-winning
37-yard FG with 1.54 left vsAssumption.


Delaware State
Morgan State
Norfolk State
N. Carolina Central
SC State
NC A&T State
Florida A&M
Savannah Strate

0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1
S0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1.
0 0 1
0 0 0

0 0 0
0 0 0

OFFENSE Broderick Waters, Jr., QB, B-CU In
relief hit 6 of 9 passes for 110 yards and 2 TDs (24,
47) and ran for 100 yards on 11 carries and 1ITD
(6) in win overAlabama State.
DEFENSE Joe Rankin, Jr., CB, MSU 6 tackles,
5 solos, 3 break-ups, 1 int returned 72 yards for TD
in win over Sacred Heart
ROOKIE Jamle Cunningham, Fr., QB, HOWARD
- Led two 4th quarter scoring drives, passing for
game-winning TD with :22 seconds left. Was 10 of
11 for 79 yards vs. Morehouse.
SPECIALTEAMS Earvin Gonzalez, Sr, PIK, MSU
- 3 FGs,incl. a 20-yarderin 4th OTforwin vs. Sacred
Heart. Also was 3-of-3 on PATs
OL Darius James, r-Fr., G, NCCU


28 GregToler DB 4
99 Frand Kearse DT 2
18 Lamont Bryant WR R
9 Jared Green .WR R
14 EricWeems. WR 6.
19 JoeAnderson WR R
97 Jason Hatcher DE 7
52 Justin Durant LB 6
91 SammieHill DT 4
39 Ricardo Silva S 1
80 Donald Driver WR 14
93 Junior Galette DE 3
37 Michael Coe DB 6
46 Larry Donnell TE R
23 D. Rodgers-Cromartie DB 5
70 Edward Coughman T 1
83 Ricardo Lockette WR 2
95 William Hayes DE 5
98 Kendall Langford DE 5
92 Chris Baker NT 1

St Paul's

Alabama A&M
Morgan State (PS)
Southern (PS)

Texas S'thern (PS)

Grambling State


Alcorn State


Alabama State
Grambling St. (PS)

Tennessee State

Shaw (PS)
Fort Valley State (PS)

W-Salem State


70 Ramon Harewood OT 3 Morehouse
12 Jacoby Jones WR 6 Lane
33 Christian Thompson S R SC State
40 Stevie Baggs LB 1 Bethune-Cookman (IR).
7 TavarisJackson QB 7 Alabama State
32 Jourdan Brooks FB R Morgan State (PS)
21 D'Mitri Patterson DB 6 Tuskegee
58 Marcus Benard DL 4 Jackson State (IR)
64 Delano Johnson LB R Bowie State (PS)
41 Antoine Bethea S 7 Howard
98 Robert Mathis DE 10 AlabamaA&M
78 ChigboAnunoby DT .R Morehouse (PS)
87 Kevin Elliot WR R FloridaA&M
27 Rashean Mathis DB 10 Bethune-Cookman
49 Ryan Davis DE R Bethune-Cookman (PS)
16 Antonio Dennard DB R Langston (PS)
70 David Mims OT 1 Virginia Union (PS)
80 VisantheShiancoe TE 10 Morgan State
58 -Tracy White LB 10 Howard
94 Marcus Dixon DT 3 Hanpton
93 KenrickEllis DT 2 Hampton
28 PhillipAdams DB 3 SC State
21 RonBartell DB 8 Howard
2 Marquette King P R Fort Valley St. (IR)
33 Isaac Redman RB 3 Bowie State
40 Marshall McFadden LB 1 SC State (PS).


Albany State
Fort Valley State
Kentucky State

0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0

Nathan Hoyte, Jr., RB, ALBANY STATE 19
caries for 194 yards and 2 TDs (47, 34) in win
over North Greenville.
JulantateEnglish,Jr.,MILES -15tackles,9 solos;
1 recovery, 2 forced fumbles vs. UNA.
Chris Rinl, QB, LANE 10 of 14 for 107 yards, 3
TDs in win over Edward Waters.
Josh Straughn, QB, STILLMAN Backup QB
threw two 4th-quaterTDs (11, 2) in win over
Central State..
David Castillo, Fr., PK, LANE Hit 21-yard FG
and was 6-of-6 on PATs.

AlcornState 1 0 1 0
Alabama A&M 0 0 1 0
Alabama State 0 0 0 1
Jackson State .0 0 0 1
Miss. Valley St. 0 0 0 1
Texas Southem 1 0 1 0
Ark. Pine Bluff 0 0 1 0
Southern 0 0 0 1
Grambling State 0 1 0 1
Prairie ViewA&M 0 1 0 1
Jeremy Runner, RB, GSU Ran 13 times for 174
yards and 1 TD in loss toAlcom State.
Vernon Marshall, LB, AA&M Led Bulldogs with
sixtackles and blocked FG attempt atfinal buzzer
to preserve win overTuskegee.
RobertHersh, Sr., PK, TSU Kicked game-win-
ning 47-yard FG on game's last playfor44-41 win
over PV. Was3-of-3 on FGs (25, 42,47), 5-of-5
on PATs for 14 points.
TylI' Stmrland So PK UAPB rPi.] r,,u
win over Langston.Also was 2-2 on PATs.
Darius Smith,Jr.,QB,ALCORN -12of22for102
yards and two 4th-quarter rushing TDs (4,1} as
Braves came back to knock off Grambling.

Black college NFL

numbers up by four to 46

MEAC (20) has double the number of SWAC players
(10) in scan of 2012 Opening Day NFL rosters

BCSP Editor
When the NFL season opens
this Wednesday, the nuniber of play-
ers hailing from black colleges on
opening day rosters will be at 46,
up four from a year ago.
The increase is despite the
fact that an all-time low of just
one player from the black college
ranks-South CarolinaState safety
Christian Thompson was taken
in this year's NFL draft. Thompson
is on the opening day roster of the
Baltimore Ravens.
Helpingthe growth of the total
is that eight undrafted rookie free
agents were signed to NFL practice
squads last week.
The Baltimore Ravens and
Jacksonville Jaguars now have
the most black college players on
their rosters with four. The Jaguars'
numbers are bolstered by two of
the undrafted rookie free agents
-Bethune-Cookman defensive end
Ryan Davis and Langston defen-
sive back Antonio Dennard- being
signed to its practice squad.
The other rookie free agents
signed to practice squads are Mor-
gan State WR Lamont Bryant
and Southern WR Jared Green to
Carolina, Texas Southern WR Joe
Anderson to Chicago, Grambling
Bowie State LB Delano Johnson
to Houston and Morehouse DT
Chigbo Anunogy to Indianapolis.
Also making an NFL roster on
a practice squad for the first time
is former South Carolina State
standout Marshall McFadden
While the increase in the total
number of HBCU alums is signifi-
cant, perhaps more noteworthy is
that the Mid Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC),with 20 play-
ers in the league, now doubles its
nearest black college conference
competitor, the Southwestern
Athletic Conference (SWAC),that
has ten.

Though the MEAC passed
the SWAC four years ago in terms
of putting players in the league,
the MEAC has never doubled its
nearest competitor. Last year there
were 17 MEAC players in the
league and 11 from the SWAC.
This comes years after the SWAC
was considered the standard bearer
among black college conferences
in terms of landing players in the
Additionally noteworthy, is
that MEAC institutions are the
top five HBCUs with players in
the NFL. Hampton with six,
Bethune-Cookman with four
and Howard, Morgan State and
South Carolina State with three
top the list.
Another change this season
is that defensive linemen tackles
and ends have passed defensive
backs coverss or safeties) as the
position most inhabited by black
college alums. Thirteen (13) de-
fensive linemen will suit up this
season, up by five from a year ago.
The number of defensive backs is
down five to ten and is now tied
with wide receivers (wideouts and
tight ends) for second.
The Carolina Panthers, De-
troit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and
Oakland Raiders trail Baltimore
and Jacksonville with threeHBCU
players on rosters.
The American Football Con-
ference (AFC) has 26 black college
players while 20 are in the National
Football Conference (NFC).
Driver is the black college grad
with the longest tenure in the
league. Driver will be entering his
14th season,all with the GreenBay
Packers. RobertMathis (Alabama
A&M) of Indianapolis, Rashean
Mathis (Bethune-Cookman) of
Jacksonville, Visanthe Shiancoe
(Morgan State) and Tracy White
(Howard) of New England are
the next most experienced players
entering their llth seasons.

Cheyney. 1 0 .
Concordia 1 0
Tennessee State 1 0
W. Va. State .1 0
Edward Waters 1 1
Central State 0 1
Langston 0 1
Texas College 0 1
Lincoln (Mo.) 0 1
Va. Univ, of Lynchburg 0 1

MichaelGerman,So.,QB,TSU -22of32,265
yards, 1 TO (22) in winover FloridaA&M.
Ricky Phillips, QB, WVSU 13 of 24 for
229 yards'and 2 TDs (73, 12) in win over
JC Smith.
Nick Thrasher, LB, TSU Led Tigers with 11
tackles, 9 solos, 2 for -15 yards vs. FAMU.

Justin Durant Detroit
Ricardo Silva Detroit
Kendall Langford St. Louis
Chris Baker Washington
Marcus Dixon NY Jets
Kenrick Ellis NY Jets- -
Eric Weems Chicago
Stevie Baggs Baltmore
Rashean Mathis Jacksonville
Ryan Davis. Jacksonville
Antoine Bethea Indianapolis
Ron Bartell Oakland
Tracy White New England
Lament Bryant Carolina
Jourdan Brooks Cincinnati
Visanthe Shiancoe New England
Christian Thompson .,Baltimore
.Phillip Adams Oakland
Marshall McFadden Pittsburgh
Frank Kearse Carolina
Robert Mathis Indianapolis
Michael Coe NY Giants
Tavaris Jackson Buffalo
Isaac Redman Pittsburgh
Delano Johnson Houston
Ricardo Lockette Seattle
Marquette King Oakland
Jason Hatcher Dallas
Larry Donnell NY Giants
Ramon Harewood Baltimore
ChigboAnunogy. Indianapolis
Sammie Hill Detroit
Junior Gallette New Orleans
Donald Driver Green Bay
Kevin Elliott Jacksonville
Marcus Benard Cleveland
LANE (1)
Jacoby Jones Baltimore
Antonio Dennard Jacksonville
Greg Toler Arizona
SHAW (1)
Edward Coughman Seattle
Jared.Green Carolina
D. Rodgers-Cromartie Philadelphia
JoeAnderson Chicago
D'Mitri Patterson Cleveland
David Mims Kansas City
William Hayes St. Louis

N'western takes anger out on North Miami Beach, 42-6

Miami Times staff report

Just a week ago, Northwestern
found itself on the losing end of a
slaughter at the hands of arch-rival
Booker T. Washington by a score
of 32-6. But with new head coach
Stephen Field pushing his team
during practice each day since, the
Bulls showed their true mettle with
a 42-6 blowout of North Miami
Beach last Thursday at Traz Powell

Field, who takes over the much- the game with 127 yards on seven
ballyhooed team as its first white carries including two touchdown
coach, was able to breath a sigh of runs of 66 and 20 yards; and Fabian
relief after Northwestern (1-0) went Johnson, who finished the game
up 28 points in the second quarter, with 94 yards on 11 carries.
The game opened with a 1-yard Alumni president Larry Wil-
quarterback sneak by Randy Jones, liams says he and the boosters are
Jr., culminating an 84-yard drive. in complete support of the new
As for its defense, the Bulls held head coach, regardless of his race.
North' Miami Beach to a paltry 80 His comments were made in light
total yards and a minus-6 rushing. of several that have come from
Other standouts for the Bulls those less enthusiastic'about Field's
included Darius Tice who finished hiring.