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An additional 2.6 million people slipped into
poverty in the U.S. last year, according to a
recent Census Bureau report, for a total of 46.2
million people the highest number in the
Bureau's 52 years of publishing statistics. But

the ne'.\s is not aood for the middle cla.s either
as median household income fell to levels not
seen since 19'i9. Within the last decade, v.nth an
o\ ernheling financial crisis hitting the rnationr
and '.ith an ungomng recession, it's the middle
class and the poor who have suffered most. And
despite their efforts, many agencies and gov-
ernmental departments here in South Florida

are finding it more and more difiLcuilt to feed the
hunrin in oiur community, onel that dispro-
portionatrel', shov..s Blacks. senior citizens and
children most in need.
'"Our greatest challenge is ,etLne enouhi
food for the gro\.ing lines of people." said La-
vern Scott, executive director, Curley's House of
Style/Hope Relief Food bank in Liberty City. "As
soon as the food arrives, it goes right out
Please turn to HUNGER 8A

-Miami Times Photo/Richard Johnson

-Miami Times photo/Jose Perez
Maritza Hernandez, RN FIU Health Law & Policy Clinic Client (1-r); Natalie Castellanos staff st-
torney, FIU Health Law & Policy Clinic; Pamela Roshell regional director (Region IV), U.S. Depart-
ment of Health & Human Services; Betsy Havens attorney and Equal Justice Works fellow, Florida
Legal Services, Inc.; Jersey Garcia executive director, MI LOLA; and Jeannett Spencer Depart-
ment of Labor, Wage & Hourly Divisions lead discussion on benefits of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Healthcare reform

tour stops in Dade

By Jos6 P6rez
Miami Times writer

As the current election season heads
into full swing, few issues seem to cap-
ture the attention of voters like that of
healthcare. A central part of the domes-
tic agenda for the last two Democratic
presidents, the subject of healthcare

reform, is already figuring significantly
in President Barack Obama's battle for
reelection against Republican nominee
Mitt Romney. With healthcare taking on
partisan interpretations, the issue of vot-
ers making an informed decision at the
ballot box has become even more impor-
tant than before.
And to raise awareness about the
Please turn to TOUR 8A

GOP on the defensive after

Mitt's secret video goes viral
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Republican criticism of Romr.e' 's gaffe-plargued:a- rn
Mitt Romney struggled on Tuesday to sta- pain and raised fresh questions about his t
bilize his reeling presidential campaign af- ability to come from behind in the polls and
ter a secretly recorded video showed him win the White House in November.
belittling President Barack Obarna's sup- In the video, the first part of :.hic:l was -7
porters as victims who are too dependent published on Monday by the liberal Mlother.
on government. Jones magazine, Romnev tells donors
The video from a closed-door fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans will back
in Florida in May sparked another wave of Please turn to ROMNEY 8A ROMNEY

Fans ponder FAMU's future

By Yamiche Alcindor
17,871 cheering fans. Six electri-
fying touchdowns. A moment of
silence for hazing victims. And no
Marching 100.
As Florida A&M University host-
ed its first football game without its
renowned band, the school turned
a page in its history and stepped
into a challenging and uncertain
The band, whose more than 350
members played at college bowl

games, Super Bowls and presiden-
tial inaugurations, has been sus-
pended for a year in the aftermath
of drum major Robert Champion
Jr.'s death.
"This is an extreme time of
crisis, and I don't think any- Y/
one knows how this is going -,
to play out," said Joe Wom- -
ack, a 2003 graduate who "'
traveled from Atlanta for the
game against Hampton Univer-
sity. "There is so much negativity
out there. It's important to keep
the family together."

Civil rights icon John Lewis

helps Broward Democrats

By Anthony Man
John Lewis, the only surviving member of
the "Big Six" leaders of the Civil Rights move-
ment in the 1960s, is coming to Broward for
a fundraising event to help Democratic Party
efforts to re-elect President Barack Obama

and the party's other candidates.
Lewis, now 72, was the chairman of the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,
which organized sit-ins and other nonviolent
activities to protest segregation in the Jim
Crow south.
Please turn to LEWIS 8A

The university has been in tur-
moil since Champion Jr., 26, died
in November after a beating by fel-
low band members in a hazing rit-
ual on a bus. Twelve former
band members face charg-
KAIl es of felony hazing. All
have pleaded not guilty.
S The president and long-
time band director have
For Womack, 33, and oth-
ers, the school's ability to move
forward rests on the incoming
Please turn to FAMU 8A

Congressman John Lewis with
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson
(Ret.) of the 332nd Fighter
Group Tuskegee Airmen and
author of the memoir "Red Tail
Captured, Red Tail Free: The
Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman
and POW."
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The road to retirement
Even before the Great Recession, Americans were not sav-
ing enough, if anything, for retirement, and policy experts were
warning of a looming catastrophe. The economic downturn and
its consequences including losses in jobs, income, invest-
ments and home equity have made that bad situation much

And yet, judging by the presidential campaign, this clear and
present danger is a political nonissue.

Medicare, of course, is an issue. But Social Security, a critical
source of income for most retirees, is barely mentioned, though
the parties have sharply different views on how to improve it.
The Democratic platform correctly acknowledges that it can be
strengthened and preserved, implying that a modest mix of tax
increases and benefit cuts is needed. The Republican platform
vows to "give workers control over, and a sound return on, their
investments." That sounds like privatization, which would be
cruel folly.

Neither side, however, is grappling with the fact that the na-
tion's retirement challenges go well beyond both programs, and
that most Americans, by and large, cannot afford to retire.

The crux of the problem is that as traditional pensions have
ds-.ppe.red from the private sector, replacement plans have
proved '... ef'.:.y inadequate. Fewer than half of the nation's pri-
vate sector workers have 401(k) plans, and more than a third
of households have no retirement coverage during their work
i\ves. according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston

The Center also found that among people ages 55 to 64 who
had a 401(k), the recession and slow recovery left the typical
worker with just $54,000 in that account in 2010, while house-
holds with workers in that age group had $120,000 in all retire-
ment accounts on average. That is not nearly enough.

Nor do most Americans have significant wealth in other assets
to fall back on. According to Federal Reserve data, median net
worth declined by a staggering 40 percent from 2007 to 2010,
to $77,000; for households near retirement, ages 55 to 64, the
decline was 33 percent, to $179,000. Home equity, once thought
of as a cushion in retirement, has been especially devastated.
The bursting of the housing bubble has erased nearly $6 trillion
in equity, and left nearly 13 million people owing a total of $660
billion more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, ac-
cording to Moody's Analytics.

A separate study by AARP has found that as of December
2011, people ages 50 and older accounted for 3.5 million un-
derwater loans, with 1.2 million in or near foreclosure. That is
on top of the more than 1.5 million older Americans who have
already lost their homes in the bust since 2007.

Many people who are coming up short take refuge in the no-
tion that they can continue working. But can they?

Working longer can help to rebuild savings, and, movie impor-
tant, allow one to delay taking Social Security, which improves
the ultimate payout. As a practical matter, however, keeping a
job is no sure thing. Workers ages 55 to 64 have been less likely
than younger ones to lose their jobs in recent years; their jobless
rate has averaged 6.1 percent in the past year, compared with
7.3 percent for workers ages 25 to 54. But when older workers
become unemployed, they are much more likely to be out of
work for long periods and less likely to find new jobs, while those
who do become re-employed usually take a big pay cut.

More saving is clearly needed, along with ways to protect re-
tirement savings from devastating downturns. The question is
how. In addition to strengthening and preserving Social Secu-
rity, the nation needs new forms of retirement coverage, along
the lines of the "Automatic Individual Retirement Accounts"
that President Obama has proposed in recent budgets, which
would require companies that did not offer retirement plans to
automatically divert 3 percent of an employee's pay into an IRA,
unless the employee opted out. A similar plan was recently pro-
posed by Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa.

The proposals are not cure-alls, but they could be important
steps toward an ultimate aim of expanding retirement coverage
and r':dui.ing reliance on 401(k)'s, which have proved far too
vulnerable to investing mistakes and market downturns to be
the core of a retirement plan.

Millions of Americans are headed for insecure retirements, but
with new policies, millions more could escape that fate.
-The New York Times

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- BY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@washingtonpost cor

Mitt Romney stoops to an all-time

Once upon a time there was
a silver-tongued president. His
foreign policy must have been
seen by enemies of the U.S.
as weak and feckless, because
these enemies became em-
boldened. Mideast terrorists
staged a brutal, bloody attack
in which innocent Americans
were killed. The president's
response could be seen as a
display of shameful weakness
rather than steely resolve. I'm
referring, of course, to Ronald
Reagan and the 1983 Marine
barracks bombing in Beirut,
which claimed 241 American
lives and led Reagan to with-
draw U.S. forces from Lebanon.
It's useful to keep this an-
tecedent in mind as opportu-
nistic critics embarrass them-
selves looking for ways to bash
President Obama over the
spreading anti-U.S. violence in
Egypt, Libya and now Yemen.
I mean Mitt Romney. Really?
U.S. diplomatic posts are at-
tacked abroad and your first
reaction is to issue a state-
ment blasting the president?

J. Christopher Stevens, the
American ambassador to Lib-
ya, and three other officials
are killed in a commando-style
assault on the U.S. Consulate
in Benghazi and your instinct
is to seek not safety for other
Americans at risk, not justice
for the coldblooded killers, but
political advantage for your-
Romney's rushed state-

ignorance of foreign policy is
more profound and poten-
tially dangerous than any-
one could have suspected.
It's one thing to pander on
domestic issues. But interna-
tional affairs are different. For
one thing, there is general con-
sensus that at times of crisis,
the U.S. must speak with one
voice. Most Republicans, even
some of Obama's most ada-

omney's tougher-than-thou bluster about the Middle
East is no laughing matter, especially his attempt to ap-
pear to be more supportive of Israel than Obama is.

ment last Tuesday night call-
ing the Obama administra-
tion's response to the violence
"disgraceful" was a new low
in a campaign already scrap-
ing bottom. The most chari-
table explanation is that he's
in a panic over polls that show
Obama opening a lead. If this
is not the case, then Romney's

mant foes, respected this tradi-
tion. More important is the fact
that words spoken in the heat
of international crisis can have
life-or-death impact. Romney's
ostensible complaint was that
Obama should have spoken
up more clearly for American
values presumably, in this
case, freedom of speech. But

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imagine if Obama'"srs"t' re-
sponse had been not to try to
quell the violence but to align
the U.S. government with a
piece of inflammatory garbage
produced by twisted zealots.
Religious tolerance is an Amer-
ican value, too.
Romney's tougher-than-thou
bluster about the Middle East
is no laughing matter, especial-
ly his attempt to appear to be
more supportive of Israel than
Obama is. Romney's belief, ap-
parently, is that such language
sounds tough that the hard-
er he thumps his chest, the
stronger he seems. You have to
wonder if he could ever sum-
mon the prudence and wisdom
to pull back, as Reagan did,
when circumstances indicate.
You have to wonder if he knows
there are moments when the
guiding principle has to be
"America first." Not "me first."
Eugene Robinson is a Pulit-
zer Prize-winning newspaper
columnist and the former as-
sistant managing editor of The
Washington Post.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
was one of the greatest orators
that the world has ever been
blessed to hear. But the endur-
ing characteristic of Dr. King was
his audacious tenacity to liter-
ally put his life on the line for
the freedom, justice and equal-
ity for Blacks and for all people
in America and throughout the
world. He was more than an
orator. Leadership put oratory
into action and transformation.
Real change happened, yet not
by osmosis, but by hard work,
struggle, sacrifice and mass con-
sciousness-raising and mobiliza-
tion. We threw down. We stood
up. We broke the shackles and
the chains of fear.
In the wake of the recent po-
litical conventions, many pun-
dits and political analysts are
attempting to grade or evaluate
the effectiveness of the speeches
made by Mitt Romney and Presi-
dent Barack Obama. Of course
oratory is an important tool in

must show they have courage -Al
communicating campaign mes- should turn to each other, not on time to work, to organize and to
sages and political platforms. It each other. And we believe that mobilize. I am optimistic. No time
would be a little unfair to Rom- government has a role to play not to be pessimistic or cynical. We
ney if the decision on whom to in solving everybody's problem in all have work to do. A backbone
vote for would be based exclu- everybody's life, but in helping cannot grow properly if you stay
sively on an oratorical contest, people help themselves to the bent over to oppression, voter
given Obama's superior skills in American dream . It's time suppression or engage in self-
that area. Yet, the truth is even for Democrats to grow a back- destructive things that dull your
Obama realized that he needed bone and stand up for what we consciousness. This is beyond
to do more than make another believe." a wakeup call. This is a call to
duty, to struggle, and to fight for
the empowerment of our fami-
n the wake of the recent political conventions, many pundits lies and communities. Today, we
and political analysts are attempting to grade or evaluate should be stronger as a "move-
ithe effectiveness of the speeches made by Mitt Romney and ment for change" than we were
President Barack Obama. 50 years ago. Each generation
has to rise to the challenges at
hand. Let's move forward with
audacity, backbone and courage.
great speech. Thus his speech to Gov. Patrick was correct and Dr. Benjamin Chavis is a life-
the 2012 Democratic Convention on time. The Democrats need to long activist and vocal leader in
was more "presidential" in deliv- stand up to the Tea Party and the civil rights movement and a
ery, character and tone. to all of those who want to take former executive director of the
One of the most poignant mo- America backward. The 2012 NAACP. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis,
ments at the Democratic con- elections are the most impor- Jr.,is president of the Hip-Hop
vention was when Gov. Deval tant elections in the 21st cen- Summit Action Network and Edu-
Patrick [Mass.] emphasized, "We tury. Now that all the convention cation Online Services Corpora-
believe that in times like these we speeches have concluded, it is tion.


As the election looms, the real work

Why are political conven-
tions held, anyway? Some are
convinced they could've easily
collapsed their three or four
day schedule to just one or
two days, because they are so
scripted. Yet, one or two days
might not be enough to engen-
der the excitement that was
present on Thursday night
- the chanting, the hugging,
the notion that, despite signifi-
cant challenges, hard work will
bring Democrats a victory in
November. The convention is a
tool to bring delegates, who are
local leaders, into focused cam-
paign activity a tool to get
the delegates out to organize
and mobilize people.
After the euphoria, though,
reality sets in like the real-
ity of unemployment rates.
While the unemployment rate
dropped just a bit, from 8.3
to 8.1 percent, the level of job
creation does not meet expec-
tations. In other words, with

only 96,000 jobs created, the
Republicans have hay to make
about the employment situa-
tion. On the other hand, Demo-
crats can clearly say that that
President Obama's policies are
holding the line and that ab-
sent cooperation on the Ameri-

means that one-in-four Blacks
do not have work. Some say this
is an underestimate. There are
5 million people who are part
of the long term unemployed,
people who were out of work for
half a year or more. These folks
represent 40 percent of the un-

he Democratic challenge is to meet Leroy where he
lives, to explain to him that his job prospects might be
even more restricted under a Romney-Ryan administra-
tion than an Obama one. The challenge is to move Leroy past his
angst and indifference to the same enthusiasm that delegates felt
on Thursday night.

can Jobs Act, our president is
doing the best that he or any-
one else can do.
Is holding the line good
enough? The Black unemploy-
ment rate is 14.1 percent. With
the underutilization index,
Black unemployment rates
were nearly 26 percent, which

employed. The data can be spun
either way. Not enough? Hold-
ing the line? Failure? On the
road to progress?
As much as I was fired up
by President Obama's speech,
and the ones that preceded it, I
also listened it through the lens
of Leroy, the brother who has

begins b
been LiiUemployed, or even out
of the labor force, for half a year
or more. When Leroy is asked if
he is better off than he was four
years ago, he is only thinking
about his unemployment. He is
thinking that he can't pay his
rent. The Democratic challenge
is to meet Leroy where he lives,
to explain to him that his job
prospects might be even more
restricted under a Romney-
Ryan administration than an
Obama one. The challenge is to
move Leroy past his angst and
indifference :to the same en-
thusiasm that delegates felt on
Thursday night. The speech-
es are over and the work now
begins. Speeches won't bring
electoral victory. A solid ground
operation and lots of elbow
grease will.
Julianne Malveaux is an
economist, writer, and colum-
nist. She is the 15th president
of Bennett College for Women in
Greensboro, N.C.

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Miami Times columnist, rlc@clynelegal.com

Making a case for limiting

our right to free speech

The Muslim world has been
wracked with protests against
the U.S. resulting in four deaths
in Libya. The protest stems from
the creation of a YouTube video
that is critical and denigrates
the Prophet Mohammed. In re-
cent years, we have seen pro-
tests spark in the Middle East
over Salman Rushdie's book, a
comic in a Danish newspaper,
the inadvertent burning of the
Koran in Afghanistan and the
Terry Jones burning of the Ko-
ran, After the latest incident, it

liberal view of the right to free
speech is not shared in most
countries, particularly the Is-
lamic world. How then do we
protect our rights to free speech
while at the same time recog-
nize that attacks on the Koran
and the Prophet Mohammed
may ultimately have disas-
trous consequences on our re-
latioris with Moslems? Should
we limit free speech if it incites
riots or protests? If we did that,
then people like Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr.'s ability to speak

n the U.S., we view the right to free speech as a sacred pillar
of democracy. We allow people to burn,U.S. flags, we allow
the Ku Klux Klan to march and we allow paintings depicting
Jesus in a coarse manner.


Chicago: Debating funding for public schools
Last week, emboldened Emanuel, current Chicago establish all-white, private tors. Charter sc
educators in Chicago who mayor and former White academies. In the 1960s as the public scl
are members of the Ameri- House chief of staff is on the such "leaders" realized that and its teachers
can Federation of Teachers wrong side of the issue. The their public taxes were go- as failing to educa
finally euphemistically said Chicago teachers have the ing to schools in which Black The problem wa
enough is enough and put right the answer. children were being educat- public schools
their collective -feet down A review of American pub- ed. Thus, the first of educa- teacher unions, b
on the streets by striking lic educational history is use- tion voucher ideas appeared lack of full funding

against the city of Chicago,
and the so-called reform of
national education favored
by the White House and U.S.
Department of Education.
Beyond mischaracteriza-
tions by the corporate-owned
media, teachers in Chicago
are not looking for a free
ride on the reform bus but
are challenging the very
structure of American edu-
cation. In short, the chalk
board is divided into two
sides: One that enhances
and sustains public educa-
tors from pay to prepara-
tion, to pensions and another
that would privatize the $600
million American education
system to the highest bid-
der for profit. The question
to be answered is whether
public education should be
privatized? Unfortunately,
it seems that Mayor Rahm

after Brown vs. Board of Education 1954, the idea of
privatization began by white parents who did not want
their children to attend public schools with Black chil-

ful. In 1853, against the will
of the wealthy and corporate
barons, the U.S. established
a public school system for all
students (in theory). Prior to.
that, only white children of
the rich and resource were
privileged to be educated to
high school or college.
After Brown vs. Board of
Education 1954, the idea of
privatization began by white
parents who did not want
their children to attend pub-
lic schools with Black chil-
dren. White business lead-
ers and clergy aligned to

to allow white parents to opt
to send their kids to virtu-
ally all-white public schools
in addition to their private
schools. By the 1970s, courts
instituted mandatory bus-
ing to public schools to en-
force the "all deliberate speed"
phrase included in the Brown
In the 1990s, the concept
of public charter schools was
developed across the coun-
try. The idea was to use pub-
lic funds to create private
schools with private sector
money and private inves-

hools arose
hool system
were vilified
ite students.
s never the
and public
ut rather the
g by the fed-

eral government and support
for public unions that rep-
resent public teachers. Cur-
rently, the federal government
only contributes nine percent
of public school funding. The
other 91 percent is allotted by
state and local educational
entities. Predictably, teach-
ing the tests to students and
cheating on tests has result-
ed. Enter Chicago teachers.
By standing up to give the
right answer Chicago teach-
ers are challenging the en-
tire public school and public
union debate. The children
of the resource will usually
do well. But how about the
masses of students and the
people that teach them?
Gary L. Flowers is executive
director and CEO of the Black
Leadership Forum, Inc. He
can be reached at glflowers@
blackleadershipforum. org.


should be clear that disrespect-
ing the Koran and the Prophet
Mohammed will immediately
lead to unrest in the Middle
East. At the same time, the U.S.
Constitution allows for liberal
First Amendment rights. The
First Amendment right is not
unlimited. One cannot enter
a crowded movie theater and
"yell fire" and cause havoc and
get people hurt without con-
sequence. Nor can one take a
machine gun and shoot into a
crowd on the basis of your First
Amendment right. The original
purpose of the First Amend-
ment was to allow citizens the
unfettered right to criticize their
government. It was proposed by
former colonialists, who were
jailed for treason for speaking
against the king.
In the U.S., we view the right
to free speech as a sacred pillar
of democracy. We allow people
to burn U.S. flags, we allow the
Ku Klux Klan to march and we
allow paintings depicting Je-
sus in a coarse manner. Our

against injustice would have
been squelched. Perhaps, we
should limit free speech when
it attacks a religion. If we did
that, then protests against the
Catholic Church for hiding the
molestation of innocent young
boys might subject this justified
protest to prosecution.
How do we limit speech that
intentionally or unintention-
ally puts other people in harm's
way? The makers of the video
are safe in the U.S. and are not
facing threats to their property
or person. Our embassy person-
nel, soldiers in Afghanistan and
American citizens overseas are
in harm's way because some
idiot made a stupid video. Why
does the maker of the video get
to get away with doing some-
thing that has such far-reach-
ing, adverse consequences?
How do we weigh the right to
free speech against the safety
and protection of U.S. citizens?
Reginald J. Clyne is a partner
at Clyne and Associates, P.A. of
Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Having a state ID is a civic responsibility
President Obama lacks an eral's office from the pro- regarding voter ID. Unlike deposit, applicants must have
urban agenda. Sure he's civil rights activism of Herbert Texas', many of those laws ac- some sort of valid ID.
all for policies that increase Brownell, Jr. under Eisenhow- cept school ID. But remember In reality, it seems harder
spending on food stamps, dis- er to Janet Reno refusing to that not every student is nec- not to have obtained valid ID
mantle Clinton-era welfare release documents during the essarily a state resident. of some sort these days. But,
reforms and enforce hiring Clinton impeachment has Another of Holder's voter ID to hear the arguments of voter
quotas, but what has Obama frequently been influenced complaints is that those with- ID critics, those without ID
really done to help Black folk by politics. The threat to our out ID may have to travel long are helpless to get one. It's in-
help themselves? It certainly electoral process from identity distances or pay fees they can- sulting.
isn't his eagerness to saddle Part of being an American
small businesses with new s the nation's top law enforcement official, Holder is citizen is personal responsi-
taxes and regulation or to supposed to be beyond politics. But the Attorney Gen- ability. For example, when im-
makeenergy costs a larger migrants go through the nat-
part of people's budget. eral'soffice from the pro-civil rights activism of uralization process, they are
It's this lack of results that Herbert Brownell, Jr. under Eisenhower to Janet Reno refusing to taught about the rights and
now seems to be causing a release documents during the Clinton impeachment has fre- responsibilities that come with
pivot from promoting hope been influenced by politiccitizenship. Along with vot-
and change to fear and di- quently been influenced ing, rights include passports
vision by embracing false for travel and federal aid and
premises about voter ID laws. theft is a clear and present not afford. Has he not heard scholarships. Responsibilities
Obama's field marshal in this danger. Something must be of the many states such include jury service, civic and
campaign to split America done to protect valid ballots as Indiana, Pennsylvania and electoral participation and re-
apart and shore up his sup- from being spoiled by fraud. Georgia offering free ID and spect for the Constitution and
port is Attorney General Eric The easiest and most effective sometimes even mobile servic- our laws. That means getting
Holder. solution is having voters pro- es to issue ID? Also, in order an ID.
As the nation's top law en- vide ID to prove they are who for one to obtain Social Secu- Charles Butler, is a member
forcement official, Holder is they say they are. rity, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid of the Project 21 Black leader-
supposed to be beyond poli- I have examined many of the or other government-spon- ship network and a talk radio
tics. But the Attorney Gen- 30 different state-level laws scored benefits through direct host in Chicago.

Do you believe voter suppression

laws will hurt Obama and the

Democrats in November?

Business Owner, Miami

"Yes. The
don't want
another Black
man in of-
fice or anyone
who's going to
look after the
lost, least and
left out."

Retired Bus Driver, Miami

"Yes, but if everybody reads
their Bible,
they wouldn't
have any wor-

Retired, Miami

"I think that
they could."

Entrepreneur, Miami

"I think he's
going to win
He's a great

Retired, Miami
"No, that
won't stop
him. We be-
lieve in him,
he needs four
more years,
even eight to
undo what
was done
in the Bush

Retired, Miami

"I don't
think so. He's
got it in the

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

Scott doesn't help struggling Floridians
There is something wrong Only 16 percent of eligible to the state over the next de- In order to get
in a state when the governor unemployed Floridians re- cade. The Affordable Care Act tion, it must sta
blocks and refuses funds from ceive state jobless benefits and would expand Medicaid and with the ballot. W
federal laws that could help cit- the U.S. Department of La- extend the program to the un- in more Democra
izens. Currently, Florida ranks bor thinks there is something insured working poor, which is the Republicans

49 out of 50 for the highest per-
centage of working people with-
out health insurance. This is a
terrible record for the governor,
his administration and legisla-
ture but no one seems to care.
It makes no sense that the Af-
fordable Care Act was upheld
by the Supreme Court and our
governor remains stubborn and
refuses to take advantage of its
benefits. The Affordable Care
Act makes it possible for work-
ing Floridians who do not have
employer-provided health care
to acquire affordable health in-
Florida's unemployment com-
pensation system, rebranded
as reemployment assistance,
has made Florida one of the
hardest states to get unem-
ployment. What's more, those
who are unemployed must ap-
ply for benefits online. Most
are not given the option to use
a telephone and there is a new
requirement that applicants
must complete a 45-question
online exam that tests reading,
math and research skills.

lorida's unemployment compensation system, rebranded
as reemployment assistance, has made Florida one of the
hardest states to get unemployment. What's more, those
who are unemployed must apply for benefits online.

wrong with the numbers since
unemployment numbers in the
state are higher than the na-
tional average.
It is time for Floridians to
write, petition, and put pres-
sure on Governor Rick Scott
and make him have more than
an educational listening tour.
Our governor is scamming and
cheating residents out of health
insurance and unemployment
benefits state and federal
benefits to which all Floridians
are entitled. Floridians also
need to force the governor to
get the story straight on federal
and state funds that he is re-
fusing and blocking. There are
$4 million state residents with-
out health insurance but Scott
continues to reject the prom-
ised $20 billion in federal funds

the majority of Florida's work-

Legislature. It is
force our govern
transparent and
countable for nc
Floridians access
surance and 1
Roger Caldwel
On Point Media (

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Irt at the polls
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its to challenge
in the Florida
s also time to
ior to be more
I be held ac-
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Clark Atlanta University band

suspended over alleged hazing

By Darrell Calhoun

Atlanta (CNN) A high
school marching band played
at Clark Atlanta University's
football game last Saturday
night after the university's
band was suspended over
possible hazing, officials said.
The Benjamin E. Mays High
School band played during
the halftime show at Clark
Atlanta's home game against
the University of West Ala-
bama, said William Earvin,
the high school's band direc-
tor and conductor.
Clark Atlanta announced
last Friday that its Mighty
Marching Panthers band
would be temporarily sus-
pended because of hazing

allegations. It said there is no
immediate evidence of hazing
or other foul play, but it is
"Even the possibility.of haz-
ing is unacceptable under any
circumstance," the university
said in a statement.
"Ideally, the allegations will
prove untrue and the band
can return to its planned
schedule of performances
as quickly as possible," the
school said. "However, regard-
less of the findings, Clark
Atlanta is prepared to take
whatever actions are neces-
sary to ensure a safe, healthy,
nonthreatening experience for
our student musicians."
The allegations at Clark
Atlanta follow the hazing

scandal at Florida A&M Uni- FAMU's band director retired
versity that began with the in the wake of the scandal
death of drum major Robert and the school's president
Champion, 26, last November. resigned.

FAMU band bus 'president' Dante Martin charged

By Stephen Hudak and
Denise-Marie Ordway

Dante Martin, identified as
the so-called "president" of the
band bus on which FAMU drum
major Robert Champion was
fatally beaten last fall, faces
a charge of felony hazing in
Champion's death, new court
documents show.
Martin, 25, of Tampa, has
pleaded not guilty to a misde-
meanor in connection with a
separate hazing aboard Bus C,
a charter bus that transported
members of the Marching 100's
percussion section to band per-
formances. The Orange-Osceola
State Attorney's office last
week asked a judge to transfer
Martin's case from county court
to circuit court, a sign that

Unofficial president of Bus C
prosecutors planned to add to
Martin's charge or to enhance
the charge.
A 20-page document, which
revised the hazing charges that
were originally filed May 2, now
lists Martin as one of 12 felony
defendants in the Champion

.case. The document says the
dozen "unlawfully and inten-
tionally or recklessly [commit-
ted] an act of hazing ... and
the hazing resulted in the death
of Robert Champion."
Prosecutors would not con-
firm or discuss the new charge
against Martin who, as bus
president, organized hazings,
according to Orange County
sheriffs detectives who in-
vestigated Champion's death.
Martin's attorney, Richard ES-
cobar of Tampa, said Tuesday
he was not surprised because
prosecutors had told him they
were considering the additional
charge. Martin now 'also faces
two other counts of misdemean-
or hazing.
"There has never been any
allegation of my client striking

anyone," Escobar said.
In the wake of Champion's
death on Nov. 19, Orange
County detectives concluded
at least four separate hazings
,occurred on the percussion bus
that day, including three "Bus C
crossings." A "crossing" is when
a band member agrees to run
a gauntlet in which other band
members on the bus assault
.him as part of an initiation rite.
Martin, who played the snare
drum and studied psychology
at FAMU, has pleaded not guilty
to the misdemeanor hazing of
percussionist Requesta Harden,
who was pummeled in the back
of the bus en route to the game.
Harden told investigators that
the hazing ritual, known as a
"hot seat," left her too woozy to
perform with the band.

Three Broward charter schools abruptly close

Three Broward County char-
ter schools abruptly closed this
week, leaving parents scram-
bling and exposing a potential
dark side to schools: designed
to be appealing alternatives to
traditional public schools.
Touchdowns4Life, a finan-
cially troubled school in Tama-
rac founded by former Miami
Dolphins, running back Terry
Kirby, closed its doors Tues-
day. On Wednesday, Eagle.
Charter Academy and SMART
Charter School, both oper-
ated by the same company,
informed parents they would
close their doors and gave par-
ents until Friday to pick up
student records.
All three cited low enrollment
as the cause. Neither par-
ents nor the Broward County
School District, which issues
the charter contract to the

schools, say they received any
notice before this week that
the schools were on the verge
of closing.
"Obviously some oversight
protection for parents and
kids is missing," said John
Drag, principal of Broward
Community' Charter schools
and Discovery Middle Charter
School in Coral Springs. "We
want charters to be innova-
tors and do things that regular
schools don't, but there needs
to be a look at how we, could
prevent a situation where par-
ents and kids all of a sudden
have to look somewhere else
for school."
The charter schools re-
ceive state funding, funneled
monthly through the school
district. But their payments
were likely going to be reduced
after their official 20-day en-

rollment count next week.
The Broward School Board
will vote to officially terminate
their contracts on Wednesday.
Charter schools, which are
public schools run by private
operators, have been both
popular and controversial
since they emerged in the state
in the late 1990s. Education
reformers credit them for op-
erating in a more efficient and
innovative manner than tradi-
tional schools. SchOol district
officials have complained they
siphon resources from tradi-
tional schools without always
offering a superior education.
Or, in the case of the three
schools, a stable one.
"This is one of the draw-
backs," said Ruth Roman
Lynch, who chairs the Bro-
ward County School District
Charter School Advisory Coun-

Unrest hits platinum mines

South African '

protests spread;

military on alert

over meeting of

former soldiers
By Devon Maylie

v orkel'1, biggest platinum pro-
ducer shut live riopratious be-
cause of .prvi..ulirig protests on
Wednesday, as South African
rnilii.ii, bases went on alert
over fears ilih.ti s.tIpn-IItr:dl sol-
diers were |inr1:i.iriig to mobilize
in support of -i ruling workers.
Protesters blocked mine en-
trances at Anglo American
Platinum Ltd., which accounts
for about 40 percent of mined
production of the metal. Strikes
also continued at Lonmin PLC
and Gold Fields Ltd. mines, in
a wave of protests that began
with a walkout at a Lonmin
mine on Aug. 10, when 3,000
workers put down their tools
to call for better pay and con-
ditions. Violence related to that
strike has claimed at least 45
lives and left the country's lead-
ers trying to figure out how to
stem the unrest.
The defense ministry put mili-
tary bases on alert ahead of a
speech by expelled African Na-
tional Congress youth league

Stick-waving ',rikiim workers blocked roads outside an Anglo American
mine in South Africa's north West province on Wednesday.

leader Juliuhs Malema to former
soldiers, who were suspended
following an illegal strike for
higher wages in August 2009.
A spokesman for South Afri-
ca's President Jacob Zuma said
the presidency supported the
defense department's decision
to put bases on alert.
The ministry feared the
speech would incite soldiers
and "mobilize them to rise
against national defense forc-
es," spokesman Brig. Gen. Xo-
lani Mabanga said, pointing to
Mr. Malema's speeches to min-
ing communities that spurred
earlier protests.
Malema's speech to about
20 suspended soldiers in the
south of Johannesburg end-

ed quietly. "The soldiers don't
think President [Jacob] Zuma
has done anything for them....
Those feelings allow space that
can be exploited by people like
Mr. Malema," said Bhekinkosi
Mvovo, president of South Afri-
can Security Forces Union.
Malema has called for a na-
tionwide mining strike, and has
been visiting mines in the coun-
try, most recently to speak to
striking workers at Gold Fields
on Tuesday.
The actions Wednesday drove
platinum prices up 2.4 percent,
at $1,644.75 an ounce, just shy
of a five-month high, and the
South African currency down
sharply at 8:33 rand against
the dollar.

cil. "To be able to walk away to
me is just unbelievable."

FAMU to host town

hall meeting on hazing
TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University [FAMU] will host
a town hall meeting' on hazing on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.
in the Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching
Gymnasium. Interim President Larry Robinson, students and
faculty will attend this meeting which is open to the public. The
meeting will feature a panel discussion, a question-and-answer
portion and electronic polling throughout the event. It will also
be webcast for individuals who are unable to attend.
During the meeting, panelists will dissect the cause of hazing
and the responsibilities students have to stop the illegal "rite of
Panelists will include: Naim Akbar, a clinical psychologist.
who has been described by ESSENCE magazine as "one of
the world's preeminent African-American psychologists and a
pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach to
modern psychology:" Elizabeth Allan. an associate professor of
higher educauonal leadership at the Unversity of Maine: Attor-
ney Rasheed-.MA Cromwell. an associate for the SG Consulting
Group and one of the leading authorities on fraternity and so-
rority life on college campuses; Victor Ganes, the president of
the Marching "100" Band Association Inc. and a former trum-
pet player arid head drum major of the FAMU Marching "100"
band; Hank Nuwer, a hazing researcher and author of four
books on hazing: and Marissa West. student body president for
FAMU's Student Government Association.
James Bland, former FAMU Student Government Association
vice president and co-president of Hometeam Entertainment,
will serve as the moderator for the event.
For more information, call 850-599-3413.

A class-ridden America

By Richard Florida

Mitt Romney is a "multimil-
lionaire elitist" who is out of
'touch with the common man.
Barack Obama is a "closet so-
cialist" who wants to suffocate
the American economy with big
While both presidential can-
didates are quick to accuse the
other of stooping to class war-
fare, neither will admit how
'class-ridden America has be-
come. It's ironic because this
widening class divide repre-
sents one of the nation's grav-
est dangers.
When Alexis de Tocqueville
visited America during the pres-
idential term of Andrew Jack-
son, he took astonished note
of the nation's general equal-
ity. "The more I advanced in the

study of American society," he
wrote in Democracy in America,
"the more I perceived that this
equality of condition is the fun-
damental fact from which all
others seem to be derived."
A century and three quar-
ters later, the fundamental
fact about America is its gap-
ing inequality. The likelihood
that a person will remain in the
same income bracket as his or
her parents is greater in the
U.S. than in France, as well as
Denmark; Australia, Norway,
Finland, Canada, Sweden, Ger-
many, Spain, Singapore -and
even Pakistan.
Record numbers of Ameri-
cans remain poor. Wednesday,
the Census Bureau reported
that 15% of Americans, 46.2
million people, live below the
poverty line.

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Was highest-ranking Black

executive in professional sport

Simon P. Gourdine, who
became the highest-ranking
Black executive in profession-
al sports in the 1970s when
he was named the N.B.A.'s
deputy commissioner and
who later served as executive
director of the league's play-
ers union,' died Thursday in
Englewood, N.J. He was 72.
Gourdine, who lived in the
Bronx, died at Englewood
Hospital and Medical Center
after having back surgery ear-
lier in the day, his family said.
The cause of death was not
immediately known.
Although he was a ground-
breaking basketball execu-
tive, Gourdine (pronounced
gore-DEAN) had no athletic
background. He was a law-
yer, and he went on to hold'
many posts in-New York City
government, including com-
missioner of consumer affairs
under Mayor Edward I. Koch,
deputy police commissioner
and chairman of the city's
Civil Service Commission.

Gourdine joined the N.B.A.
as its legal counsel in 1970
under Commissioner 'Walter
Kennedy. He became a vice
president for administration
in 1972; was named to the
league's No. 2 post, as deputy
commissioner, in 1974; and
hoped to become commis-
sioner after. Kennedy stepped
When Kennedy named
Gourdine his deputy, he cited
Gourdine's legal work for the
N.B.A. and his running of the
college draft. "And he's not a
yes man," Kennedy told The
New York Timies. "He's never
hesitated to tell me he didn't
totally agree with me."
But when Kennedy retired

in 1975, Larry O'Brien, a for-
mer chairman of the Demo-
cratic National Committee,
succeeded him. O'Brien's po-
litical background was poten-
tially valuable in confronting
antitrust suits against the
league filed by its competi-
tor, the American Basketball
Association, and the players
Gourdine stayed on as dep-
uty commissioner and worked
out the framework for settle-
ments of the litigation. He
also helped forge collective
bargaining- agreements with
the players union in 1976 and

He resigned from the N.B.A.
at the end of 1981, when
his contract was expiring.
"There were never any barri-
ers against me," he said. "It's
just, How long do you want to
stay after being passed over?"
Gourdine returned to pro
basketball as the N.B.A. play-
ers union counsel in 1990. He
then became its executive di-
rector in April 1995, replacing
Charles Grantham, who re-
signed in the midst of stalled
contract talks.
"I can be accommodating,
but if that means I'm easy or
overly flexible, I reject that,"
Gourdine told Sports Illus-
trated at the time in dismiss-
ing any suggestion that he
would soften player demands
in view of his background in
N.B.A. management., "I grew
up in the middle of the civil
rights struggle. A moder-
ate was someone who maybe
was too accommodating. who
wasn't pushing hard enough."
,Gourdine negotiated a ten-
tative long-term collective
bargaining agreement in the


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Simon Gourdine in 1975, as the N.B.A.'s deputy commissioner.

summer of 1995, and he was
awarded a two-year contract
as executive director by the
union's executive board late
that year. But player repre-
sentatives rejected the deal,
and he was ousted early in
1996. An arbitration panel
later awarded him nearly
$900,000 in unpaid salary.
Simon Peter Gourdine was
born in Jersey City on July
30, 1940, one of seven chil-
dren. His father was a laborer
in a chemical plant. He grew
up on the Upper West Side in
Manhattan ard in the Bronx,
graduated from City College in
1962 and received a law de-
gree from Fordham in 1965.
He served as an Army cap-
tain in Vietnam, doing investi-
gative work; was an assistant
United States attorney in New
York; and worked as a lawyer
for the Celanese Corporation
before going to the N.B.A.
After 'leaving his post as

deputy commissioner, he was
named commissioner of con-
sumer affairs by Mayor Koch
and remained in the post for
two years. He spent another
two years as secretary of the
Rockefeller Foundation and
then became labor relations
director for the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority be-
fore being hired as the N.B.A.
union's lawyer.

Gourdine became general
counsel for the New York City
Board of Education after he
was ousted by the players
union. He was the Police De-
partment's deputy commis-
sioner for trials from 2002 to
2006, overseeing internal dis-
ciplinary hearings, and then
served as chairman of the New
York City Civil Service Com-
mission until 2008.
He is survived by his wife,

Patricia; his sons, David and
Peter; his daughter, Laura
Gourdine; one grandchild; his
sisters Dorothy, Sarah and
Grace; and a brother, Henry.
When Gourdine -became the
N.B.A.'s deputy commissioner,'
he noted that he came from a
working-class family. And al-
though he lived in the affluent
Riverdale section of the Bronx,
he told The Times, "Most peo-
ple in Riverdale don't call it the
Bronx, they call it Riverdale,
but I call it the Bronx."
He said that although the
majority of the N.B.A. players
were Black, they were mainly
.concerned with his approach
to their problems, not his race.
"I remember the first time I
dealt with a players associa-
tion committee," he said. "Os-
car Robertson was on it. He
was glad to see me,, but then
it was time to get on with it.
Players, Black or white, just
want you to be fair."

Middle school's class taught through a wider lens

By Allison Ross

- The students in Megan ,
Williams' eighth-grade class-
room at John F. Kennedy
Middle are making history
even as they learn it.
This year, the Riviera Beach
middle school became one
of the firht m the itate to
offer an African and African-
American history class to its
The course, district and
school staff said, is not only
part of an effort to teach, stu
dents about this history. It's
also being offered in hopes of'
better engaging the school's
population by teaching them
things relevant to their own
"The population here at
John P. Kennedy is primar-
ily African-American, and the
children here have histori-
cally struggled in terms of
academics,! Williams said. "if
the children feel connected
to academics in some sort
of way, they'll want to learn
more. Once they understand
how they play into the cre-
ation of a lot of the world's
achievements, it will cultivate
more of an interest in learn-
ing. .
The district has offered the
African and African-Amencan
history course as an elective
at several high schools'for the
past four years, but this is
the first time the district isof-

fering it to middle schoolers,
district staff said. The eighth-
graders taking it will receive a
full high school course credit
upon corripletion..
The first half of the class
starts with African history,
then shifts in the second
semester to African-American
history. The class is still
planning guest speakers and
field trips to such places as
the Old Dillard Museum in
Fort Lauderdale.
"Cousin, tell me where we
left off last week," teacher
Williams asked of one of her
students during class on
'That everyone originated in
Africa," the boy said.
"Wait, I'm confused. We ALL
originated in Africa?" Wil-
liams said, feigning shock.
"So you and I are 332nd
cousins, or something like
The young teens giggled at
the thought. Then Williams
was quickly launching into
the "Noah's Ark" or "Out of
Africa" theory and pointing to
maps and walking about the
room, and the students were
"It's good to learn about
historyy" Niah Barton, 13,
who is in Williams' class,,
said later. "It's good to kiiow
where you came from, be-
cause it helps you know
what kind of person you are.
SIt was interesting learning
about how everyone originat-

One of the book that is available to read for students in
Megan Williams'African and African-American history class
at JFK Middle School in Riviera Beach.
ed in Africa." adding this class.
School board vice-chair- "The principal (Corey
woman Debra Robinson has Brooks) is really pushing to
long pushed for schools to increase the rigor and rel-
do more to integrate African evance of the curriculum at
and African-American history Kennedy," Robinson said.
into the curriculum, and she A state law passed in 1994
applauded JFK Middle for requires that all teachers in

every subject include African
and African-American history
in their lessons, but crit-
ics say few county'students
know more than the coun-
try's history with slavery.
"We need to make sure we
do whatever it is we need to
do to get children to actively
engage in their own educa-
tion,' Robinson said. "Part
of that is to change their
self-image. If you believe your
history started with slavery.
why would you work hard to
try to become an orthopedic
Robinson said the elective
classes in high school, and
now this class at JFK Middle,
are steps in the right direc-
tioo. But she said she still
believes classes are not in-
cluding African and African-
American history the way the
law demands.
"We do lay the foundation
in elementary school and as
they go through the grades,"
said Shantey Kemp, an Af-
rican and African-American
Studies resource teacher for
the district who has been
helping with the class at JFK
She said she's seen stu-
dents "light up" as they
learn there's more to African-
American history than just
"If students do not see
themselves in their educa-
tion, they phase out of their
education," Kemp said.







The good old days in FDOC are dead

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr. shorts, thermals tops fall one-by-one, out of added to the book and under

When I first went to prison
in 1990, Florida prisoners
had a long list of privileges at
their disposal which made do-
ing time a somewhat tolerable
experience. Within the last
10 years or so, though, that
list of privileges has shortened
dramatically. Now prison-
ers across the state are doing
what can only be described
as hard time. Even before the
economic r.eltdown had of-
ficially plagued our country
ii 2007, inmates had begun
to lose access to items they
were once authorized to have
in their possession. Once it
was permissible for them to
receive care packages from
home twice a year that in-
cluded "luxury" items: socks,
underwear, T-shirts, pajamas,

ana bottoms, sweat
shirts, leather belts,
dress shoes, sneakers,
towels, wash cloths,
watches, jewelry, sun-
glasses, photo albums,
hygienic products and
large one-speaker ra- Hi
dios with headphones. Fam-
ily members could go out and
purchase those items from
'mainstream department stores
that stocked name-brand mer-
chandise before finally ship-
ping the packages off to their
loved ones who were incarcer-
ated. When the package per-
mit-era ended, inmates were
left with no other choice but to
order a sadly-reduced number
of generic-brand comfort items
at above-normal prices from
the inmate canteen.
As the dominos continued to

nowhere, the Depart-
ment also decided to
prohibit inmates from
being in possession of
"girlie" magazines. That
ban made life more frus-
trating for thousands of
ALL sexually deprived, safe
sex-minded adult prisoners.
A five dollar medical co-pay-
ment fee at sick-call was next
to fall in line. At some point,
the Department began charg-
ing prisoners 'a service fee
whenever they received money
through the mail. At one time,
inmates could pick up the tele-
phone and make collect calls
anywhere around the world."
Later we were required to sub-
mit a list of numbers that had
to be approved.
Over the years, more rules
and restrictions have been

the new system, inmates are
required to serve 85 percent
of their sentence before being
released; which is why pris-
ons have'become big.business.
While doing time, inmates will
find themselves being ware-
housed with relatively no vo-
cational training programs or
opportunities to truly reha-
bilitate those days are long
There are some positive
things that have occurred but-
,for the most part, as rapper
Bubba Sparx warned would
happen in one of his songs, it
has gotten "ugly up in here, up
in here."
The best solution is to never
come to prison. But if you do
manage to land here and make
it out, don't ever come back

Voodoo vs. Uncle Sam? Voodoo wins

By Paula McMahon

Brenda Charlestain was
so angry, when, her husband
called her from the Broward
County Jail that she made a
threat against the federal em-
ployee who wrote the sentenc-
ing recommendations for her
husband, prosecutors said.
Charlestain said they mis-
understood the phone call
and she was actually trying to
figure out who put a Voodoo
curse on her husband.
After listening to the confus-
ing, expletive-laden call and
Charlestain's testimony in
court Monday, U.S. Magistrate
Judge Lurana Snow said she
understood why prosecutors
made the allegation, but the
Voodoo explanation won out.
"I think her version makes
more sense, based on what I
heard," Snow said. "If you don't
believe in Voodoo, this conver-
sation makes no sense; if you
do, it makes perfect sense."
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Charlestain and her hus-

band, Josny Charlestain, both
28, of Greenacres, were ar-
rested in March after buying
firearms at the Palm Beach
County Gun & Knife Show.
Prosecutors said Brenda
Charlestain bought weapons
for her husband, a convicted
felon who was banned from
having a firearm.
The wife pleaded guilty to
disposing of a firearm to a
felon and food stamp fraud of
close to $24,000. The husband
pleaded guilty to weapon-relat-

ed charges.
During the Aug. 22'recorded
call, Brenda Charlestain ex-
pressed anger that her hus-
band'faced up to life in prison.
She said someone called "Sego"
could handle it.
Investigators said they be-
lieved that meant Sego would
go after the female probation
officer who calculated the rec-
ommended sentencing guide-
lines for Josny Charlestain.
But Brenda Charlestain tes-
tified Sego is her Voodoo priest
in Orlando, though she doesn't
know his last name. He h.as
helped her by praying with her
for seven days to clear curses,
she said, adding that she sus-
pected her husband's ex-girl-
friend placed the curse.
Investigators arrested Bren-
da Charlestain on Friday at her
law firm receptionist job, say-
ing she violated the terms of
her pre-sentencing release and
she was jailed until Monday.
But Snow found no proof of the
threat and agreed to free her
until her Thursday sentenc-
ing on the firearm and fraud

Charlestain has bucked
against restrictions on her
freedom while out on bail, re-
cords show.
In July, her lawyer asked
U.S. District Judge William
.Zloch to let Charlestain work
as a dancer at South Florida
strip clubs.
"Even. with an electronic
[ankle] monitor the defendant
will be able to work and earn
income as an adult enter-
tainment dancer sufficient to
support herself and her five
children," attorney Jack Fleis-
chman wrote.
Prosecutors objected, saying
she violently attacked a danc-
er and struck her on the head
with "the heel of a heavy high-
heeled shoe" while working at
"Sugardaddy's Adult Cabaret"
strip club in West Palmr Beach.
Though it's not illegal to work
in adult entertainment, pros-
ecutors said the "drug- and,
alcohol-fueled environment of
strip clubs" was not conducive
to a convicted felon's rehabili-
.Judge Zloch rejected her re-
quest without explanation.

Ala first state to scan fingerprints of prison visitors

By Marty Roney

Alabama Department of Correc-
tions has enacted a first-in-the-
nation policy requiring visitors
at the state's prisons to have
their fingerprint scanned before
they are allowed to enter the fa-
SNo other state prison system
in the country has a similar re-
quirement, a USA TODAY check
of other corrections departments
The change, implemented in
August, has its roots in the pris-
on system getting a new comput-
er program, said Brian Corbett,
spokesman for the Department
of Corrections.
"Our IT department came up
with the idea of scanning finger-
prints as part of the upgrade,"
Corbett said. "We still require
visitors to have a government-
i.sued photo ID, and that re-
quirement will remain in place.
Butt there are times when some-
one else resembles the photo on
an ID. Scanning the f rn'r l)i i; t
of visitors verifies they are who
they say they are."
The move is drawing some
State Departments of Cor-
rcctions routinely require that
visitors be approved, and each
visitor undergoes a criminal
background check. However,

ition process more efficient,'Cor-
bett said.
"Under the, old system, the
corrections officer had to look at
every ID and verify the identity of
the visitor," Corbett said. "That
was a time-consuming task.
Now the verification process is
much faster."
Fathi isn't buying it.
"if showing a driver's license
is all that is required to get on
an airplane that will fly you near
the White House, it should be
enough to get you inside a prison
to visit someone," he said.

No other state prison system in the country has a similar re-

the fingerprint requirement'
is "extreme" said David Fa-
thi, director of the American
Civil Liberties Union's National
Prison Project.
"Alabama prison officials can't
say with a straight face that it
is a security issue," Fathi said.
"Not when the remaining 49
state prison systems do not re-
quire the scanning of visitors'
fingerprints. It is an unneces-
sary barrier to visiting inmates."
"Visiting during incarceration
is a key factor that will deter-
mine if the inmate will re-offend"
after being released, Fathi add-
ed. "There is study after study
that shows the vital role inter-
action with family and friends

plays with inmates while they
are in prison. That support net
is very important in the rehabili-
tation process."
Alabama prison visitors' fin-
gerprints will hot be filed in a
database, and the prints will not
be shared with other local, state
or national law enforcement
agencies, Corbett said. The
prints will not be used to check
whether the visitors have out-
standing warrants, he said. Ala-
bama operates 29 facilities that
house a total of about 25,500
adult inmates.
Fingerprint scans, which are
used to ensure only those on a
list of approved visitors get into
the prison, also make the visita-

YouTube blocks video inciting mideast violence.

By The Associated Press

has blocked a video attacking
Islam's prophet Muhammad in
Egypt and Libya, where angry
protests were sparked by outrage
at the video.
Ultraconservative Muslims
enflamed by the video stormed
the U.S. embassy in Cairo on
Tuesday and replaced an Ameri-
can flag with an Islamic banner.
Later Tuesday cv.'L-iilr, protesters
in Libya burned down the U.S.
consulate in the Libyan city of

Benghazi, killing the U.S. ambas-
sador to Libya and three mem-
bers of his staff.
The 14-minute video is a trailer
to an amateurish, low-budget
movie titled "Innocence of Mus-
'lims," which depicts Muhammad
as a feckless philanderer who
approved of child sexual abuse.
Muslims find it offensive to depict
Muhammad in any manner, let
alone insult the prophet.
YouTube has elected to leave
the video on its website, say-
ing it doesn't violate its policies,
but has blocked access to it in

Egypt and Libya. The Google-Inc.
video site took the unusual step
Wednesday of publicly comment-
ing on the video, a practice it
typically eschews.
"We work hard to create a
community everyone can enjoy
and which also enables people
to express different opinions,"
YouTube said in a statement.
"This can be a challenge because
what's OK in one country can be
offensive elsewhere. This video -
which is widely available on the
web is clearly within our guide-
lines and so will stay on YouTube.

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Football player arrested for domestic violence case
Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant surrendered to South Florida police
last Tuesday morning, shortly after an arrest warrant was issued for a domestic
violence incident in April. Bryant was charged with domestic battery by strangu-
lation, domestic violence and culpable negligence against the mother of his child,
Dianne Heine. He posted $15,000 bond hours later. Heine and Bryant are in the
middle of a paternity suit. Sunrise police say the pair got into a verbal fight April
10 that escalated when Bryant pushed Heine in the face. He then allegedly began
hitting her and grabbed her neck as she was holding their young child. Helne said
Bryant then told her to put the baby down, kicked her and punched her. When
police arrived, Bryant was no longer at the apartment and did not respond to
calls to his cell phone.

Nurse tech arrested for sexual assault
A former nurse technician at Kendall Regional Medical Center was arrested
a second time in less than a month for sexually assaulting a patient under his
care. Luis Alfonso Lucero, 37, of Hialeah was arrested op Sept. 10 for the sexual
assault of a 43-year-old female patient at Kendall Regional Medical Center, ac-
cording to Miami-Dade Police. According to the arrest affidavit, the woman was
at the hospital for surgery on Aug. 20th when Lucero digitally penetrated her
vagina and rectum. The alleged assault took place before Lucero was taken into
custody on Aug. 28th for the assault of a female patient on Aug. 2nd. The first vic-
tim was in the hospital under a Baker Act and for alcohol intoxication when she
was raped in the hospital room, prompting investigators to search for additional
victims. Lucero reportedly told police that the sex was consensual. In a state-
ment, hospital staff said that Lucero was fired after the first arrest, reaching out
to the police as soon as they were aware of the first incident.

Mom attempts to kill teenage son
A Lauderhill woman has been arrested on child cruelty charges 3fter allegedly
attempting to kill her teenage son because she could no longer take care of him.
Sheronda Hall Roselva, 50, walked into her sleeping 17-year-old son's room just
before noon on Sunday and repeatedly hit his head with a bat. The boy told police
that his mother struck him about 30 times before she went to get a knife, saying,
"I have to kill you.,. However, he managed to grab her arm and escape. When po-
lice arrived, Roselva was reportedly sitting outside with the bat and knife nearby.
She reportedly told officers, "I wanted to kill my son because I cannot take care
of him and I don't want him to suffer." The boy was treated for a small cut and
bruises on the back of his head at Plantation General Hospital. Roselva is being
held on a $50,000 bond.

Man tries to buy beer with bartender's credit card
Police in Miami Beach say a homeless man broke into a car, stole a credit.card
and then tried to use it to buy a beer from the bartender to whom the card
belonged. The case was cracked when 53-year-old David Weber handed the card
to the bartender who took his order last week Monday. The bartender noticed
he had just been handed his own credit card. The bartender called Miami Beach
police. Weber was charged with credit card fraud and theft. He remains in the
Miami-Dade County Jail. Police say Weber told them he found the credit card on
the ground.

Public pays $18o,ooo to settle

3 Broward bus accident cases
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Broward County taxpayers will
pay $180,000 to settle three com-
plaints brought by victims of coun-
ty transit accidents two bicyclists
who were hit by buses, and a pas-
senger injured when the driver shut
the door on that person's body.
The cases, brought to light this
week, bring unflattering attention to
the county transit service at a time
when Broward is touting mass' tran-
sit as a way for car drivers to avoid
high gas prices. Since 2010, near-
ly 15,000 complaints were lodged
against the county bus service.
Hundreds said county buses
passed them by, making them late
for work or, appointments. Some
said they were fired or thought
they would be. Many said they got
close to the bus door, only to have
the driver close it in their face.
While county transit officials
said the vast majority of their driv-
ers do what they're supposed to,
the agency said late Wednesday it's

Sne plans mcluae installing a v
monitor in the drivers' room that
would display electronic messag-
es of customer service and safety,
upgrading the complaint system
so trends can be pinpointed, and
putting information in bus shelters
to alert riders that they must be
standing at the bus sign to avoid
being passed by.
"We believe recent attention on
customer service, while always in
the forefront of our minds, has gl-
lowed us to look at what more we
can and should be doing," said
transportation spokeswoman Phyl-
lis Berry. ... We'clearly recognize
our public responsibility to serve
our riding public and the public in
general. It never stops for us."
Bus driver union President Wil-
liam Howard of Amalgamated Tran-
sit Union Local 1267 said Broward
drivers are "well aware we're un-
der surveillance" by bus cameras,
and it's rare a driver intentionally
wrongs a passenger.






Palace in Haiti, damaged

by quake, is being razed

MEXICO CITY Armed mobs
have marched on it. Desperate
presidents have fled it. Crowds
have partied outside its majes-
tic gates.
But after more than 90 tu-
multuous years of history, the
National Palace in Haiti, which
was heavily damaged by the
January 2010 earthquake,
ended up as little more than, a
potent symbol of the stalled re-
covery. It is now being hauled
The J/P Haitian Relief Orga-
nization, a charity run by the
actor Sean Penn that has done
extensive removal of rubble in
the Haitian capital, Port-au-
Prince, has begun razing it.
Piece by shattered piece, the
92-year-old, E-shaped, gleam-
ing white French Renaissance
palace that contrasted with
Haiti's misery will be ripped
apart over the coming months
and carted off.
This week, dozens of specta-
tors looked on as buckled walls
supporting its listing signature
dome, which once proudly flew
the Haitian flag, came down in
a cloua of dust.
While some commentators
have lamented losing a histori-
cal treasure and expressed
some annoyance at the fact that
an American-run nongovern-
mental organization was doing'
the work many spectators
seemed glad to seean eyesore
"It was very painful to see the
palace after the quake," said
Luc Fednan, 45, as he watched
the construction crews at work.
"It is like one of your children
died, and now it's time to do the
funeral," he said. "That's the
case of the palace."

-Swoan Parker/Reuters
A collapsed cupola of the 92-year-old National Palace crashing
during its demolition on Wednesday.

-Logan Abassi/ United Nations Development Program
The Haitian National Palace (Presidential Palace), located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, heavily dam-
aged after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Note: this was originally a two-story structure; the

second story completely collapse

350,000 THOUSAND
Images of the shattered pal-
ace, 'housing the residence
and official offices of the presi-
dent and his staff, made vividly
clear the force of the magnitude
7.0 quake on Jan. '12, 2010.
The president at the time, Rene
Pr6val, was at his private resi-
dence at the time, but several
people were killed there, as well
as at other heavily damaged or
destroyed government buildings.
Sensitive papers and materi-
als were eventually removed,
and government business is now
conducted in trailers and small-

er buildings constructed around
the palace.
When President Michel Mar-
telly took office in May 2011,
he said that reconstructing the
palace, even if it were possible,
would not be a priority, given
the hundreds of thousands of
displaced people living in tents.
At least 350,000 people remain
without homes.
But presidential aides said he
came to believe that progress to-
ward recovery was being made,
with rubble removal, new build-
ing projects and more children
returning to school, and that the
world was stuck on the image of

the palace's collapse.
studies declared the palace a
lost cause, said Damian Merlo,
an adviser to Martelly. In a meet-
ing with Penn to discuss other
matters, the issue of the palace
came up and Penn offered to de-
molish it, Merlo said.
He said he did not know .how
much it would have cost the gov-
ernment to do the work.
The government has not de-
cided how or when it will build
a new palace. Some pieces of the
old one will be preserved, per-
haps to be used in a museum
or memorial, officials said, but

most of the debris will go toward
needed landfill in a nearby slum
and the rest to a city dump.
"It was important to remove
because it was a symbol of the
tragedy," Merlo said. "As the
president implements policies
and things improve, the dam-
aged palace is a reminder of
what happened."
Benjamin Krause, country di-
rector for the J/P Haitian Re-
lief Organization, portrayed the
project as .a mostly Haitian en-
deavor, bowing to the sensitivi-
ties of a country that threw off
French colonial domination but
has wrestled with foreign inter-
vention, and the level and form
of international aid to accept,
ever since.
He said all but 15 or 20 of the
organization's 330 workers were
Haitian, as were the vast major-
ity of laborers on the project. He
said the charity was well suited
for the work because it filled
about 50 dump trucks per day
as part of its rubble removal ef-
In some ways it is just anoth-
er tumultuous chapter for the
palace. At least four different
structures have stood on those
grounds. One was destroyed in
a revolt in 1869, another was
bombed in an attack in 1912 in

which the president was killed.
The current palace was de-
signed by a Haitian architect but
completed by American naval
engineers in 1920 during a Unit-
ed States occupation.
"There is a somewhat painful
fact that this bookends its his-
tory," said Laurent Dubois, a
French professor at Duke Uni-
versity who studies Haitian his-
tory. "It points directly to the
strong and ongoing role of the
U.S. in essentially shaping the
possibility of Haitian sover-
eignty. It was completed during
a U.S. occupation and this end
emerged because Sean Penn's
organization is involved in its de-
Haitians hope for something
Jean FranQois, 36, watching
the building come down, burst
with pride.
"i've heard from different peo-
ple that it was the third most
beautiful palace in the world,"
he said.
"The country needs a National
Palace, it is a priority," he added.
"When foreigners come to visit,
the first question they will ask is
where is your National Palace?"
Andre Paultre contributed
reporting from Port-au-Prince,

Southern whites troubled by Scouts respond to abuse report
SBy Laura Petrecca "The Boy Scouts of America and the accused staff member.
Roim ney s w health, religionL believes that one instance of "He stated that he had been
# fThe Boy Scouts of America is abuse is far too many," Scout advised by his supervisors and

By Margot Roosevelt

LYNCHBURG, Virginia IRe-
uters) Sheryl Harris, a volu-
ble 52-year-old with a Virginia
drawl, voted twice for George
W. Bush. Raised Baptist, she is
convinced despite all evi-
dence to the contrary that
President Barack Obama, a
practicing Christian, is Muslim.
So in this year's presidential
election, will she support Mitt
Romney? Not a chance.
"Romney's going to help
the upper class," said Harris,
who earns $28.000 a year as
activities director of a Lynch-
burg senior center. 'He doesn't
know everyday people, except
maybe the person who cleans
his house."
She'll vote for Obama,
she said: "At least he wasn't
brought up filthy rich."
Obama may get big slice of
lower-income whites
White lower- and middle-in-
come voters such as Harris are
wild cards in this vituperative
presidential campaign. With
only a sliver of the electorate in
play nationwide, they could be
a deciding factor in two south-
ern swing states, Virginia and
North Carolina.
Reuters/Ipsos polling data
compiled over the past several
months shows that, across the
Bible Blti. 38 percent of these
voters said they would be less
likely to vote for a candidate
who is "very wealthy" than one
who isn't. This is well above
the 20 percent who said they
would be less likely to vote for
a Black. .
In Lynchburg, many haven't
forgotten Romney's casual of-
fer to bet Texas Governor Rick
Perry $10,000 or his mention of
his wife's "couple of Cadillacs."
Virginia airwaves are saturated
with Democratic ads hammer-
ing Romney's Cayman Islands
investments and his refusal to
release more than two years of
tax returns.
At the Democratic convention
lost week, Obama mocked the
GOP's "tax breaks for million-
aires" as "the same prescrip-
tion they've had for the last 30

Presidential Candidate
However. Romney's opposi-
tion to gay marriage and his
commitment to reversing the
Supreme Court's decision
grantng women the right to
abortion also gain him more
support in the Bible Belt than
in other regions of the country.
Four years ago, almost a
quarter of voters identified
themselves as white Protes-
tant evangelicals in exit polls.
Obama won only a quarter of
them. This year, many passion-
ately want to defeat him. Still,
the challenge for the GOP is to
ensure that white evangelicals,
most of whom voted for other
candidates in the primary, are
sufficiently enthusiastic about
Romney to make it to the polls.
The GOP nominee's attacks
on "big government" as "hos-
tile and "remote" appeal more
strongly to white low- and me-
dian-income Southerners than
to the nation as a whole. The
deep cuts in the federal gov-
ernment's domestic program
pushed by his vice-presidential
nominee, Paul Ryan, reinforce

the message.
If Obama has fed class
resentment with attacks on
Romney's taxes and his mixed
record at Bain Capital, the
GOP is tapping into a different
strain of white middle-class
rancor one directed toward
low-income recipients of gov-
ernment aid.
A Romney ad asserts that
"Under Obama's plan, you
wouldn't have to work and
wouldn't have to train for a job.
They just send you a welfare
check." Independent fact-
checkers say the ad distorts
the administration's plan to
give states more flexibility on
work rules a request that
came from Republican gover-
Harris sees the election
through the lens of class, not
-Romney didn't get to the top
of the pile by being a nice guy,"
she said. "To make the money
he makes you have to step on a
lot of people ... Democrats are
more interested in helping the
lower and middle classes."

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defending its honor.
The group's chief, Wayne
Brock, posted an' open letter to
parents on Monday.evening that
emphasized the safety proce-
dures it has in place to protect
its members. It comes in re-
sponse to a Los Angeles Times
investigation that says the orga-
nization hid past child abuse by
employees and volunteers and
didn't report hundreds of alleged
molesters to police.
The Times examined 1,600
files compiled by the Boy Scouts
from 1970 to 1991 in which the
Scouts documented inappropri-
ate behavior by volunteers. In
about 400 cases, there is no re-
cord of Scouting officials report-
ing abuse allegations to police.
Its review showed that in more
than 100 cases, "officials active-
ly sought to conceal the alleged
abuse or allowed the suspects to
hide it."
Brock's memo outlined the
Scouts' safety procedures, which
include criminal background
checks and training that focuses
on how to to recognize, resist and
report suspected abuse. It also
describes its "two-deep leader-
ship policy," which requires two
adults to be present at all ac-
tivities, and says that no Scout
should be alone with a leader.

spokesman Deron Smith said
earlier Monday.
Among the abuses in the Times
report: In 1982, a Michigan Boy
Scout camp director who learned
of allegations of repeated abuse
by a staff member told police he
didn't promptly report them be-
cause his bosses wanted to pro-
tect the reputation of the Scouts

legal counsel that he should
neutralize the situation and
keep it quiet," a police report in
the file said.
Ed Lamoureaux, a former
Scout leader whose 10-year-old
son is involved with the group,
says from his experience, the
Scouts "take this problem very

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the door. Seniors are com-
ing from everywhere Meek
Manor, New Horizons, Edison
Towers, Robert Sharpe and
Dos Hostos from Overtown
to Liberty City and everywhere
in between and we can't
keep up. We are even delivering
to senior homes now. How do
you choose between paying for
meds and buying food? Some of
our elderly are eating cat and
dog food others without help
from agencies like ours are go-
ing hungry."
Scott says her agency, now
in its 13th year, is feeding over
4,000 families per month -
and climbing.
Deacon Beurie Tullis, 71, who
has directed the food ministry
at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist
Church for the past 23 years,
says the need is far exceeding
the amount of food available.
"We have kids bringing
younger kids, their siblings, for
hot meals more than I can
remember," he said. "We feed
over 150 people every Sunday
morning, 99 percent of them
are Black, and for some of them
it's the only hot meal they'll
have all week. Food prices have
tripled while funding is drying
up. We make it primarily on the
the goodwill of our members

Profile 6f FSF Client Population 2010

Children (under 18) 36 percent
Elderly (65 and over) 10.2 percent



-MiamiTimes photo/Craig Uptgrow
SUNDAY MORNING MEAL: Adults from Liberty City take advantage of weekly feeding minis-
try led by the members of Mt.Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.

and a few anonymous donors.
And it's not just the homeless
that are hungry we have a lot
of people who come to us who
have roofs over their heads but
no food in their pantries or re-

Lisa Stoch, director of ad-

vancement for Feeding South
Florida, an agency that's been
feeding the four-county area in
South Florida for over 30 years,
fears that because of a lagging
economy, a new demographic
will need help in facing food
shortages: the working poor.
"We serve almost 1 million
hungry neighbors in the four-
county area on an annual ba-

sis," she said. "That increased
30 percent from 2011 to 2012.
And in Florida, where wages
haven't kept up with inflation,
it's especially tough on minori-
Before the recession, 26 mil-
lion Americans were on food
stamps. Now that number has
grown to more than 46 mil-
lion or one-in-seven people.

55.2 percent
44 8 percent

61.2 percent
6.6 percent
30.4 percent

Service area

Total 5,743,998
Broward 1,780,172
Miaml-Dade 2.554.766
Monroe 73,873
Palm Beach -1,335,187

Stoch says the misconception is
that hunger has a specific face.
"Hunger does not discrimi-
nate it impacts kids to se-
niors' and people of all ethnic
groups," she said. "Hunger is
the person sitting next to you
on the Metro, it's someone
passing you in a car, it's a stu-
dent in a classroom. September
is Hunger Action Month in the
U.S. and we're trying to raise
funds and awareness. Corpo-
rate awareness is a'growing
trend and at least we're getting
food and volunteers to help us
maintain operations. We just
delivered 10,000 pounds to
one of our locations in Liberty
City with help from Save-a-

Lot Foods, where the majority
of the people had no access to
fresh produce."
Camillus House, founded in
1960, is one of Miami-Dade
County's oldest and continu-
ously operated charities and
provides services primarily to
the poor and homeless. But as
Sam Gil, vice president of mar-
keting and communications
says, "hunger and homeless-
ness are two sides of the same
"About 90 percent of our cli-
ents are Black but we are see-
ing a significant increase in
Hispanics now," Gil said. "Peo-
ple are being forced to make
some really tough decisions -
feed your kids or be put out on
the streets,"
"It's staggering to realize .tat
here with so many affluent
communities, we are feeding
over 1 million people each year
in South Florida," Stoch added.
"It should be a basic right for
every American to be able to go
to bed without being hungry."
"Who would have thought
that a country as rich as Amer-
ica would have so many people
suffering so severely? Scott
asked. "Among the largest cities
in the U.S., Miami is the fifth
poorest and our congressional
district is among the poorest.
We're just prayerful that we
can keep our doors open."

NCNW informs and educates on healthcare

continued from 1A

Affordable Healthcare Act
[ACA], the National Council of
Negro Women [NCNW] brought
its National Health Care Reform
Tour to Florida Memorial Univer-
sity last weekend. Congresswom-
an Frederica Wilson, who served
as a panelist, said such events
are needed in order to increase
knowledge about "a complicated
"It's an evolving piece of legis-
lation that requires careful inter-
pretation," hhe said.
Alma Brown, Metro Dade Sec-
tion president for NCNW, says
that the purpose of the tour is to
"educate and inform the commu-
nity about ACA especially about
what it means to each person's
rights and protection."

Wilson points out that when
ACA was signed 'into law by
Obama in March 2010, many
of its provisions were to be
implemented in stages. Provi-
sions that are already in ef-
fect include: small business
.tax credits to help independent

-Photo courtesy Comm. Edmonson
INFO SESSION: County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson
gave opening remarks during recent information tour on the Af-
fordable Healthcare Act.

business owners pay for their
employees' coverage;. federal
matching funds for states that
expand state Medicaid coverage
to more of their residents; help
for older adults who hit their
respective coverage gaps for
prescription drugs (aka "donut
holes); increased efforts to in-
vestigate and prosecute health-
care fraud; help for Americans
with pre-existing,, conditions;
allowing young adults to be eli-
gible to remain on their parents'
insurance plans up to the age of
26; and free preventative care.
For Pamela Roshell,. a region-
al director for the U.S. Dept. of
Health & Human Services and
a panelist for the tour, the need

for ACA is simple.
"Millions of Americans were
and remain without health in-
surance in a system that favors
providers not consumers," she
said. "Minute erro-s in filling
out of a health care application
were often used as grounds to
rescind or revoke insurance for
unsuspecting people. Another
big problem that ACA seeks to
address is the disproportion-
ate amount of one's healthcare
premiums being used to pay for
other things besides actual ser-
vice delivery.
"Now is the time to be edu-
cated and informed about what
the ACA means and the new ad-
vantages it brings,", said County

Commissioner Audrey Edmon-
son, who was instrumental in
bringing the health care reform
tour to South Florida. She points
to at-risk segments of our com-
munity as those who suffer due
to a lack of Healthcaree aware-
ness" including: older adults.
people of color, especially Hai-
tian residents and women as a
Brown sees universal health-
care as being of the utmost im-
portance anhd cites historical
precedence "s the source of the
NCNW's determination. NCNWV
founder Dr. Marn McLeod' Bet-
hune herself recognized the
need for healthcare for every-
.one, sas. Brown, as she retold
the story of how Bethune re-
sponded to the turning away
of a Black student from a seg-,
regated hospital in Daytona
Beach by starting a hospital
"Healthcare hda always been
at the forefront of the mission of
NCNW," Brown said.
For organizers such as Brown.
Edmonson, and Wilson. feeling
better is bigger than politics.
As Wilson said during her
opening remarks, "Everyone
gets sick."

Romney defends secretly-made remarks

continued from 1A

Obama no matter what and
"my job is not to worry about
those people."
He said they do not pay in-
come taxes and are people
"who are dependent upon gov-
ernment, who believe that they
are victims, who believe the
government has a responsibil-
ity to care for them."
The clip was shot at the lux=
urious home in Boca Raton,
Florida, of Marc Leder, a pri-
vate equity executive. Romney
also told donors that Palestin-
ians have no interest in pur-
suing a peace agreement with
Israel and achieving a separate
Palestinian state would not be

"I look at the' Palestinians
not wanting to see peace any-
way, for political purposes.
committed to the destruction
and elimination of Israel, and
these thorny issues, and I say
there's just no way," Romney
The video unleashed a fresh
wave of criticism from some
Republicans who were already
frustrated by Romney's failure
to capitalize politically on a
struggling economy and a high
8.1 unemployment rate.
William Kristol, editor of the
conservative Weekly Standard,
called Romney's comments
"stupid and arrogant." David
Brooks, a conservative colum-
nist in The New York Times,
said Romney did not appear to
understand American culture.

The video capped a difficult
,two weeks for Romney, who has
fallen slightly behind Obama
in opinion polls, taken heavy
criticism for a hasty attack on
the president during assaults
on U.S. diplomatic compounds
in Egypt and Libya and faced
damaging news reports about
infighting in his campaign team.
The videos fuss overshadowed
an effort by Romney's campaign
to offer more economic poli-
cy specifics and issue a set of
hard-hitting new television ads
to address rising worries from
Republicans about the direc-
tion of his campaign. But some
Republicans rallied to Romney's
defense. Former White House
Chief of Staff John Sununu, a
Romney adviser, said the Obama

campaign was trying to wage
class warfare.
The clips come seven weeks
before the November 6 election
and just more than two \weeks
before the first presidential de-
bate on October 3, which may be
Romney's best chance to change
the direction of the White House
Romney's comments about the
47 percent of Americans who do
not pay taxes and are depen-
dent on government were not a
new theme for Republicans, but
it was a largely accurate figure.
About 46 percent of U.S. house-
holds paid no federal income tax
in 2011 but in most cases it was
elderly and poor households -
about half of those who pay no
tax are allowed to do so because
their incomes are too low,

John Lewis stumps for Broward Democrats

continued from 1A

Working alongside the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis
helped plan and was a major
speaker at the historic March
on Washington in August 1963.
In one of the most famous
incidents of the Civil Rights
movement, Lewis was among
the leaders of a group of pro-

testors who crossed the Ed-
mund Pettus Bridge in Selma,
Ala., on March 7, 1965. He and
other marchers were attacked
and beaten by Alabama state
trooopers on "Bloody Sunday."
Since 1987 he's been a mem-
ber of Congress from Atlanta,
where he's been an outspoken
liberal voice on many issues.
"His entire life history stands
for equality and equal rights

for all people, and he realizes
- as many of us do that this
election presents such a clear
distinction in that area," said
Mitch Ceasar, chairman of the
Broward Democratic Party.
Ceasar said Lewis is appear-
ing at the event because "he
realizes the importance of this
presidential election and he
recognizes the importance of
Broward and the South Florida

The event will be from 6 to
8 p.m. Sept. 27 in Plantation
and costs $100 per person.
with the proceeds going to this
year's election efforts, Ceasar
Tickets, which must be
bought and paid for by noon
Sept. 26, are available b\ call-
ing the Broward Democratic
Party at 954-423-2200.

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leadership, th I sip port of.alum 'th's'tappeneed, we'ieaf re
ni and -the community, and stu- to rally together." .'
dents' willingness to follow a Saturday, most' remained un-
new-p. i-hazipolicy,,,,-, -w..,til the fourth quarter when: the
Devdn Redmond, 26, of South- winner was clear. FAMIt '1 i
field, Mich.;.ijoined the band as Hampton 44-20..
a freshman saxophone playerin Head football coach Joe Taylor
2004, the same year as Cham- ..'said this season offers a'clance
pion and 110 others. He arrived for fans to focus on the players
expecting to be hazed, as he was instead of the band. "I saw fans
in his high school band. in the stands having fun cheer-
"It's just so entrenched," said ing for their. football team," he
Redmond, an executive assis- said'after the game. "I thought it
tant at a music firm. "It wasn't was an outstanding thing."
so surprising that someone lost However, the energy didn't
their life." match the exuberance the
The Marching 100 will most Marching 100 brought, said
likely do away with many tradi- Brandon Cunninghami, 24, a
tons and rituals when they re- student and former band presi-
turn, but the change could help dent. The absence of eye-catch-
students focus on academics, ing dance moves, precise mu-
he said. sical notes and performances
Anti-hazing efforts, includ- across the field left a void.
ing plans to revise admission During the game, he and oth-
requirements for the band and er former band.";fhembers sat
other student organizations, in section' Q djat',togpihof the
aim to prevent another tragedy. 40-yard line, where. thetIvould
Two staff members will work on have been if they were perform-
the plans, an outside committee ing. The game brought home
is looking at hazing throughout the reality that they have lost a
the school, and students will friend and thpir 4baind;. ,
discuss hazing at a town hall "We were with Robert- every
meeting Thursday. day, at least five hours a da., for
'Students understand the se- about 13 to 14 weeks,", he said.
riousness of it all," said student "People have just accepted that
body President Marissa West, there's just a void that's not go-
22. "If we have to make exam- ing to be filled this year." I,
pies out of people, that's what's .'FAMU faces a long road. .'Ne~t
going to happen." in6nth, the school is schediiiled
Before and after the game tb enter into mediatioi'n witl
Saturday, cars, tents and grills Champion's parents over 'their
filled the parking lot and streets lawsuit against the university
alongside Bragg Memorial Sta- and the company that owns the.
dium. People enjoyed traditional bus on which.their son died.
favorites such as smoked isau- In court papers, FAM1 has
sages, fried conch ar'd large denied responsibility for Cham-
helpings of banana pudding. pion's death. It says he knew' the
Some people, such Wornm-,. dangers of'tAazing and willingly
ack, missed the banbit.biti br6e'th'!.ad scbbl..poi-'I,
attending was about Rattler iey p atihg. '
pride and perseveranc ., *'.I.. i, dal C-Kmpion,. -the drumd
"'' ft ,. C. '. pio. ,.
Crowds cheered an' swayed. hajpr'stotl 'r, ,said.thlar af'f-:
as the sraditim fille. By'i tii6 e n illust e the university'
second quarter, there were few continuing poems.
empty patches in t stands. "They do not have the best in-
Fans jumped' to their feet as terest of any student in mind,"
rapper Future perfrtned at she said. "Tle important thing
halftime. ? ', is to ensure the safety of every
"The majority of theftime, peo- student within that band, not so
pie leave after halftime becias.e :'much, tht; te: ,band, gets back
the band is basically the game," oh th' field *' '. ,.


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The Miami Times



A day of appreciation and recognition


Pastor sets sights on"

spreading the good news

St. Paul AME expands to Miramar

Re\. Robert Jackson III, pastor'of St. Paul A.M.E. Church
located in Liberty City, has a vision of expansion. Next year
in January,. his church will establish a new service and loca-
tion in Miramar.
. "We realized that when you leave Carol City there is no
strong, progressive Black church until you get to Lauderdale,"
Jackson said.
Jackson, who added a 7:30 a.m. service to his
Sun day schedule last year and witnessed
his church membership double to 1,000,
plans on bringing that strong Black
church presence to the Miramar area for
those looking for a place to worship.
"So many people live there and drive
into the city," he said. "The truth is the
church ought to be about going where
the people are that's what we want
to do."
He said while living in the area he
has been able to see the need for
the ministry.
"I have a vision for that area,"
Jackson said. "I see what God is
doing and it's going to be plenti-
ful to the body of Christ."
He is inviting people to start
ministries at the new location and
to become founding members.
Rev. Jackson even envisions St. Paul
expanding beyond both the Liberty City
Please turn to JACKSON 10B

Several generations came together at the Annual Grand-
parent Luncheon sponsored by the Senior Citizens Concern
Group, Inc. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Holy Family Episco-
pal Church.
Grandparents received their moment of recognition and ap-
preciation at the luncheon. Ten senior citizens from the com-
munity between the ages of 81 to 106 were honored.
The seniors had their biographies read, were presented with
certificates of appreciation from Commissioner Barbara Jor-
dan's office and got loads of gifts.
'tWe wanted to recognize them and let them know that they
have paved the road for us," said Sylvia Williams, 67, CEO/
owner of the Senior Citizens Concern Group, Inc. and Sylvia's
Retirement Home, Inc., "And we want to do everything we can
Please turn to SENIORS 10B

Members of The Bethel Church and other LWFCI volunteers pose in London.

The story of Christ at the Olympics

Richmond Heights
pastor, members take
ministry overseas
By Malika A. Wright
mwright@miamitimesonline.com E .

During the Olympic season, the
only thing most people spoke of
was the world's greatest athletes.
Around the globe, people cheered
on those that represented their
countries. Ten thousand athletes
traveled to London to either com-
pete, root for their teammate or
attend the events. Fans of course
were there too. But Apostle Car-
los L. Malone, Sr., pastor of The
Bethel Church in Richmond
Please turn to CHRIST 10B

Apostle Carlos L. Malone, Sr. speaking at Kingsway Interna-
tional Christian Center.

Texting and driving can be fatal

School board encourages
youth to take "No Texting
While Driving" pledge
By Malika A. Wright
mnuriglh -'tia tinr in wnliln.comi
Is a text message worth losing ,our hfe?
Certainly not and yet texting while driving
remains a national epidemic resulting in thou-
sands of deaths on the roadways. The Miami-
Dade County School Board is encouraging its
youth and others in the community to stop
testing while driving.
"Texting is the most alarming distraction be-
cause it involves manual, visual, and cognitive
distraction simultaneously, and it takes your
eyes off the road for at least 4.6 seconds," ac-

cording to the U.S. government distracted driv-
ing website. It is the same as driving, the length
of an entire football field, blindfolded.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration reports that texting while driving increas-
es a risk of collision by 23 percent.
On Sept. 2, a 21-year-old aspiring rapper who
lived in California, Ervin McKinness, boasted
about tweeting, drinking and driving before dy-
ing in a one-car crash. Four others in the car
also died.
Many believed that tweeting and drinking
while driving was the reason for his death, but
later police reports proved that it was actually
his friend, Jonathan Watson, 21, who was driv-
Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares
Please turn to TEXTING 10B


Donnie McClurkin building

better relationship with son

By T. Scott

In April 2000, Donnie Mc-
Clurkin fathered a son, Mat-
thew, now 12. Though the gos-
pel greatly views having a child
outside of wedlock as a "per-
sonal failure," he is on record
saying, "I don't regret my son.
I love him." Now McClurkin is
on a mission to demonstrate
that professed love by making
"drastic changes" in order to
be a part of the tween boy's life
In a deeply personal and re-
vealing interview on a recent
episode of TBN's Praise the
Lord, McClurkin opened up
about his complex relation-
ship with his son Matthew in
a way he never has. The "We
Fall Down" singer is working
hard to break a cycle of neglect
that began with his own fa-
ther. "Although my dad was in
the home, he never spent time
with me," he told Kirk Franklin
in front of a live studio audi-
ence-a mistake he hopes not
to make with Matthew.
"That's been my Herculean
task now; to heal that stuff
with my son and be that fa-
ther," he confessed, stress-
ing the importance of family.
"Family is everything to me...
everything I have hinges on
my relationship with my family
and the only part of my family
that was broken was me and

my son."
Though the successful sing-
er and pastor of Perfecting
Faith Church in Freeport, NY,
who is gearing up for the 16-
city King's Men tour with Kirk
Franklin, Marvin Sapp, and Is-
rael Houghton, has supported
his offspring materially, he has
not provided something money
can't buy, which is time.
"I'm a good supplier. I'm a
good provider," McClurkin
said, but, "I had to make some
drastic decisions and.changes
just recently, just within the
last month" to make Matthew a
regular part of his life.
Though McClurkin praises
Matthew's mother, Kim, for do-
ing a fantastic job with the son
they share, he knows she can-
not fill a father's shoes.
"Now [I'm working] to relate to

him every day and [things like]
picking him up from school [is
an adjustment]," said McClur-
kin, who transparently added
that he is fearful of failing. "I got
up in the morning and [prayed]
a simple prayer," he shared.
"I looked up to God and said,
'God, I'm afraid, so help me to
be a good father."
Day by day, he is growing
more comfortable with his role
and is learning lots from an un-
likely teacher. "My son is teach-
ing me how to love," McClurkin
said. "My son is releasing me to
This is not the first time Mc-
Clurkin has opened up about
painful and private issues to
help others. In June, he wept
during a conversation with
CeCe Winans on TBN while dis-
cussing his molestation by two
different male family members.
Perhaps the high profile
Christian leader's admission of
failure and fear in the area of
fatherhood will encourage other
men to repair their fragmented
relationships with their own
According to 2011 U.S. Cen-
sus Bureau data, over 24 mil-
lion children live apart from
their biological fathers. That
is 1 out of every 3 (33 percent)
children in America. Nearly 2 in
3 (64 percent) African American
children live in homes without
the presence of a father.

T.D. Jakes set to appear on

"The Steve Harvey Show"

By Felicia Staples

When you mix laughter and
inspiration together, what do
you get? Steve Harvey and
Bishop T.D. Jakes on a day-
time talk show. Get ready for
plenty of"fun-spiration" as the
comedian hosts the preach-
er on an upcoming episode
of NBC's "The Steve Harvey
To build anticipation, Jakes
and Harvey shared a couple
pictures of the two of them
posing together at NBC Stu-
dios on the social networking
site, Twitter.
Though there has been lots
of chatter about Harvey's day-
time' talk debut, the funny-
man, who recently retired from
standup comedy, isn't the only
one with a new hosting gig.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is prepar-
ing to roll out his brand new
show on Black Entertainment
Television (BET). The Potter's
House pastor tweeted about
the upcoming venture, telling
his followers, "Look 4 my NEW
show on BET soon."
According to casting call in-
formation posted on Project-


Casting.com in August (The
post has since been removed),
BET was. seeking audience
members for "an inspirational
and uplifting show" in Atlanta
called "TD Jakes Presents.."
The casting call said this
about the show:
"TD Jakes presents ..." will
be an hour show where Jakes
will bring his own practi-
cal brand of wisdom to world
events and situations that we
are confronted by today. Jakes
and his famous celebrity guest

will inspire, motivate, and up-
lift audiences by discussing
the topics of the day and giv-
ing their point of views on the
situation from life experiences.
There is also a lot of audience
interactions and discussions,
which gives you the audience
a chance to be apart of the
show, talking to the guests
and. being on TV. No official
announcement has been made
about the show, which means
certain details are subject to

Put the phone down while driving

continued from 9B

Hantman has responded by
encouraging teen drivers and
the community to take the "No
Texting While Driving" pledge
on September 19 on www.it-
This event is part of her safe-
ty campaign to bring aware-
ness to the dangers of risky
driving behaviors, including
text-messaging and alcohol-

impaired driving.
There will be rallies at Ameri-
can Senior High school Sept.
19 and at Hialeah Senior High
School on Oct. 16, during the
National Teen Driver safety
week. Hantman will be in at-
tendance at both events.
Each year, Hantman hosts a
district-wide poster and public
service announcement contest.
Winners are awarded a cash
prize and the first place poster
is distributed to every school in

the district.
Hantman said she knows
that the distracted driving
awareness campaign is work-
ing because she often hears
from students and school ad-
ministrators that they have
stopped their distracted driv-
ing behaviors due to the les-
sons learned from the posters
and PSAs.
"Please put the phone down
when driving," Hantman said.
"It can wait!"

Pastor makes sure he reaches people

continued from 9B

and Miramar locations.
"We believe that the word
that God has sown into this
church is a global word and it
will bless people anywhere," he
said. "That's what we're moving
Jackson's mission for the
church is to have a multigener-
ational ministry church where
everyone's life can be changed
from the oldest to the youngest.

He said the community has a
lot of needs.
"The church should be the
backbone for the community
to help provide those different
ministries," according to Jack-
In addition, to adding a new
service to evangelize in the Mi-
ramar area, the church has also
visited schools in their commu-
nity, fed the faculty and staff
and invited them to a church
service and they also (v.-,tli_.tl/r
through their strong social me-

dia ministry which has helped
people find their church. The
church plans on streaming on-
line live broadcasts of its ser-
vices on its website, starting in
Jackson said he doesn't want
to lose his connection with his
church members in the Mi-
ami area while expanding, but
wants to serve in the Miramar
community as well.
"We want to make sure we
can reach people where they
are," he said.

Grandparents are important

continued from 9B

to show our gratitude."
Williams said the Senior Citi-
zens Concern Group has spon-
sored the event for 26 years
and it is typically held during
the second week of Septem-
ber, on a date close to National
Grandparents Day which
occurs each year on the first
Sunday in September following
Labor Day.
She said people with doctoral
degrees and leadership posi-
tions are typically honored. But
for her, there are other "accom-
plishments" that are just as im-
"My criteria is age," she said.
"I go from the 80s to the 100s."

Cora Johnson, 77, who has
been attending the event since
she's been a senior, said the
event is important because old-
er people need to be recognized.
"When you get older- they
want to throw you to the curb
and that's not right," she said.
"So this is something that puts
the spotlight on older people.
Growing old is a gift because
if you don't get old that means
you aren't here."
Gertrude J. Burnett, 98,.said
she enjoyed the program and it
was wonderful to be there with
her great-granddaughter and
granddaughter. She was hon-
ored at the event two years ago.
Natalie Moore, 41, Burnett"s
granddaughter, said being ap-
preciated and acknowledged
keeps up seniors invigorated.
Moore said she enjoys the
diversity of age groups at the
event and each yeati it is a
"wonderful surprise."
Sydni Moore, 10, Burnett's
great-granddaughter, said the
event was very nice and every-
one had a good time.
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Christians aren't reading the Bible

By Paulette Harper-Gaines

,If you're among the group
that says there is a sharp rise in
carnality among Christians, a
new study by Lifeway Research
just may provide a valid reason
why. The research shows that
most Christians aren't read-
ing their Bible daily, which is
a necessary part of strength,
growth, and spiritual matu-
The Transformational Dis-
cipleship study conducted by
LifeWay Research' surveyed
more than 2,900 Protestant
churchgoers and found that
90 percent."desire to please
and honor Jesus in all I do,"
but only 19 percent make the"
Bible a part of their daily read-
ing. Something is wrong with
this picture.
"God's Word is truth, so it
should come as no surprise
that reading and studying
the Bible are still the activi-
ties-that lave the most impact
on growth in this attribute of
spiritual maturity," said Ed

Stetzer, president of LifeWay
Research. "As basic as that
is, there are still numerous
churchgoers who are not read-
ing the Bible regularly. You
simply won't grow if you don't
know God and spend time in
God's Word.".
Are you. studying the word
of God consistently or are you
one of those individuals that
picks up the "good book" only
when your pastor is preaching
a Sunday morning sermon?
A quarter of respondents
indicate they read the Bible a
few times a week. 14 percent
say they read the Bible once
a week and another 22 per-
cent say once a month or a few
times a month.
"These days, there are so
many things competing for our
attention that weren't major
factors just a decade ago," said
Dianna Hobbs, President of
EEW Magazine in response to
the study's findings.
When asked to elaborate,
Hobbs made the point that,
"We are an entertainment-

18 percent say

they rarely/never

read the Bible.


driven society. We enjoy rec-
reational activities and things
that help us escape reality,"
something Hobbs says can be
a major distraction if not tem-
"We- have to be deliberate-
about carving ouit time to read
the Bible daily because it gives
us the strength, wisdom and
insights we need to glorify
Christ in our everyday living."

Many Christians attempt to
prove piety and devotion to
God by attending church regu-
larly, listening to gospel mu-
sic, and refraining'from certain
activities deemed taboo. But
that's not enough. Deepening
our relationship with God is
not possible apart from getting
to know His ways, standards,
and expectations of us found
only in the Holy Scriptures.

What a friend travelers have in Jesus

By Craig Wilson

When I'm driving, I like land-
marks. They tell me where I am
and how far I have to go.
For years, I drove between
Saratoga Springs and western
New York to visit 'my folks. It
was a five-hour d rive, and it was
before GPS or Miss Direction,
as we call her at our house.
Miss Direction and I are not
friends, but that's not what this
is about. It's about landmarks,
which are far more reliable and
do not tell me to recalculate.
I knew, when I was on the
New York State Th ruway head-:
ing west that I was on my way
home as soon as I reached
The Beech-Nut baby-food fac-
tory told me that everything
%a 0 1, L .-- ... .

huge statue of Jesus that stood
in a pond on the edge of Inter-
.-state-75. -h e.. Cor-> Snch-lnaL.t

Heading thy. other way to ,.and Dayton.
Boston, I looked for the 'Home Years ago. I drove by it for the
of Friendly Ice Cream' sign, first ume, en route to a confer-
spelled out in boxwood shrubs. ence in' Dayton. Someone had
if I remember correctly. in Wil- already told me that once I got
braham. Mass. to Jesus, I was almost there.
But no landmark has ever I wasn't quite sure what that
been quite as impressive as the m-ant and didn t dare ask.

But then I saw it with my own
eyes. Natives told me later that
S.e was affectionately known as
"Touchdown Jesus' because he
held his arms up in such a way
that he indeed looked like an
NFL ref signaling a touchdown.
"Touchdown Jesus"' stoodin
front of Solid Rock Church for
years. but met a bad fate,, hit
i by/lightning in June 2010:. It

burned to the ground. Since
then, my tripsto Dayton have
felt oddly empty.
But now a new statue, already
dubbed "Hug Me Jesus," is in
the works. The name corres
from his outstretched arms that
the sculptor says translates to
"let's all be friends."
After many delays, the new
Jesus is expected to be greeting
travelers in a couple of weeks.
The new landmark is fire-
resistant and comes complete
with a lightning-suppression
system that sends any electric-
ity back into the ground.
So that's good. Jesus is
Miss Direction, of course.
would never mention Jesus in
her directions, which is part of
her problem.
She has no soul I find,hter
very cold. Not only that. she
quite often takes me out of my
way. God only knows what her
route to heaven toi.uld be.
So. until she warms up a bit.
I'm letting Jesus once again
show me the way.
On to Da\ton.

Meditation for your kids is a mindup

By Robert Piper

Mindfulness meditation is
a practice that is dear to my
heart because when' I was 18,
I suffered from severe anxiety.
My anxiety was brought on by
having to deal with the day-to-
day stresses that our children
are currently facing. Stresses
such as having to do perfect-
ly on tests, needing to fit in,
and .beinmg. r~quULd...tp. sitn .a
classroom and focus for hours
without breaks. Because of the
overwhelming stress ii school,
I did what any young kid does
i%'hen he's under pressure -- 1
rebelled. I: became a cowboy, I
got in fights. I got suspend, and :
I spent .the majority 'of my aca-
demic career in the principal's
Then I was introduced to a
meditative, practice that.forver
changed my life. 1 started to ver-
simply close my eyes and fo-
:cus on my' breathing. This very '
simple technique took away myv
stress, and in a short while, I
;no longer had any anxiety and
never got in trouble again. '
went on to graduate from col-

lege and never had to deal with
serve anxiety again.
I was fortunrite. Most
kids are not -- stress
builds up so much !,
in school that
some kids go '
find a gun and
shoot some-
one to relieve
stress. We
hate a stress
Epidemic oc-
curring in
schools all
across Amer -
ica that is
leading to
k. i' d '.;s :
out' of
'school, and
even worse,
children com-
mitting suicide. Recent
research has found that suicide
is the third leading cause of
death among young people ages
15 to 24.
This s not sorrmethingg we
should put aside and say "Let's
think about .at another date."

Can more women

By Samuel Koraieng-Pipim anid the early Seventh-Day Ad-
ventist Church. By the 1970s,
Regardless of one's position how,, r, thiS estbk hed po-

Ordilning'.'wom ~t i elders qr .: er d paStb'ris :,
pastors is riew lj-it thai th,'; et as oreated
r ,i., .A-.; iterei ts .of .
.W.i.tt-' m''urged femiini ; liberilism; church
Sto embrace. For more than leader desire to enjoy United
100 years, Adventists have State x law benefits to min-
been unanimous in their view isters4i questionable church
that no precedent for the prac- policy revisions and Church
tice of ordaining women can Mnda ,alteratqns.; allow-
be found in orptUr oif1..,. e i'aselders;
the' riti t e'0 1 ". ~teip.ts by some

There is a solution to the prob-
lems that our education system
is currently facing -- its called
mindfulness. It's backed b\
countless studies by some
of the brightest minds in
More importantly,.
there are programs
that address this is-
sue b', bringing it into
schools One won-
derful person named
Goldie Haw;,n is w\ork-
ing tirelessly to bring
her program Mind-
UP to as man,,
Schools as

According to
the program's
website and pro.-
motional mate-
rials, MindLiP is
a scientifically\-based system
rooted in cogrutive neurosci-
ence, evidence-based classroom
pedagog-\. and mindful educa-
tion practices. It, works ,with
-the latest findings in positive
psychology and social and emo-

tional learning (SEL). The skills
taught to students are focused
attention and non-reactive mo-
toring from moment to moment t.
These skills give the potential
for a long-term impact on the
emotional wellbeing and brain
function of children.
MindUP provides children
with tools to help them manage
emotions and behaviors, reduce
stress, sharpen focus, and in-
crease optimism and empathy.
MindUP is one of many pro-
grams that needs to be imple-
mented in not only every school
in America but in every school
in the world.
I feel forever indebted as a
person who at one time suffered
from this type of overwhelming
stress and anxiety, and feel
moved to raise awareness about
a topic that radically changed
my life. The wellbeing of a na-
tion starts with the children IIf
we can train our children with
good habits, it will improve e v-
ery aspect of our county. By in-
corporating more mindfulness-
based practices into education
and society, we can greatly im-
prove America.

be pastors today?

influential North American aggressive lobbying by liberal
churches unilaterally to or- and feminist groups for the
dairr wpmern as- pastors; "the church to issue unisex ordina-
silence of leadership to this tion credentials for ordained
defiance of two General Con- and non-ordained employees
ference (GC),. session .votes of the church; the hijacking of
against worerils ordination official church publications.
a' .*ell-orchestrated strategy institutions, departments.
by influential thought leaders and certain other organs and
and pro-ordination groups to events of the church for pro-
domesticate the practice in the ordination propaganda: and
church; a determined effort by the silencing, coercion, or
some church scholars to re- persecution of individuals
in.trpret theS'tl a- 'ad.'ea.ij who challenge the un-Biblical
Advertist history to'justify the practice of ordaining women
practice; the' systematic and as elders or pastors.

S Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church to host a
Unity Prayer Breakfast. Call

Second Chance Minis-
tries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-8495.

0 A Mission With A New
Beginning Church Wom-
en's Department provides
community feeding. Call

R New Corinth Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
hold a revival Sept. 18-23 at
7:30 p.m. at 1435 NW 54th

5 New Life Christian
Center will be teaching The
Church's Protocol every Fri-
day, starting September 21
at 7:30p.m. Call (305) 332-

The Bethel Church will
host a rally against institu-
tional racism on. Sept. 22
at11a.m. at 14440 Lincoln
Boulevard. Call 305-235-

M New Harvest Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
hold its Annual Gospel Music

Extravaganza on Sept. 22 at
7p.m. at

a New Canaan Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
host its 2nd Pastor Anniver-
sary Celebration on Sept. 23
at 4p.m. Call 954-981-1832.

Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church will hold a
performance by the Sphinx
Group on Sept. 23 at 11a.m.
Call 305-428-6740.

0 World Deliverance
Church will host its annual
Dual's Day on Sept. 23 at
11a.m. Call 305-638-8617.

a Running For Jesus will
hold an Empowerment Praise
Celebration on Sept. 29th at
7p.m. Call 954-213-4332.

0 New Corinth Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
host the senior choir's 54th
anniversary on Sept. 30 at
3p.m. at 1435 NW 54th st.

B Mt. Olivette Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
host its Centennial Home-
coming Luncheon on Oct. 6
at 2p.m. at the Courtyard
Marriott, located at 220 SE
2nd Ave, downtown.

Native American Christians

By Rev Dr. Randy S. Woodley

When I came to faith at
age 19, I learned to ignore
my ethnic heritage because I
was told it was "of the flesh.'
My experience is consistent
with the colonial history of
those Uling in a land where
the dominant culture is as-
sociated with one particular
faith tradition. Because Eu-
ro-Amencans contextualized
their Christian faith so well
(see. for example, the White
Jesus on the wall of First
Church of Anytoxn. USAI,
Euro-Americans became
confused over what was faith
and what was culture.
The resulting enmeshment
of Christianity and Euro-
American civilization was the
decision that all native reli-
gious ceremonies and many
cultural practices be out-
lawed. For almost 100 years,
in the name of progress,
Native children were forced
into government-sponsored.
denominationally run board-
ing schools where many were
Abused physically, sexually,
emotionally and spiritually,
and where many of them
died. The rallying cry to civi-
lize/Christianize indigenous
children was "kill the Indian,
save the child."
Even today, most mission-
sending agencies don't deal
with cultural distincnons
.ell. Often, everything that
does not fit into Euro-Amer-
ican ideas of "Chnstian cul-
ture" is seen as suspect, or
even branded "demonic "

This confusion was passed
on to our Indian people and
as a result, most Indigenous
churches simply began to
rmmic the Euro-Amencan
cultural standard It was a
poor imitation of a bad mod-
If most Americans knew the
depths of degradation Native
people have gone through at
the hands of the U.S. Govern-
ment and the Church, they
would be in profound dis-
belief that any Indian would
ever become a Christian. The
disbelief, in fact, runs on
both sides: some American
aboriginals today view Native
Chnstians as traitors
But then there is the other
reality of Indian life: Indians
are normally forgiving people
and many really like Jesus
in spite of the kind of Chns-
tianrty presented to them.
Authentic traditional elders
I knew 'years ago -- the real
elders of the people -- were
tolerant and kind to e\enr-
one. They knew there was
only one God the Creator, call
him what you will, to hear
our prayers These elders
were often much better at
the practice of Christian life,
even without formal Chns-
tian training and dogma.
than the missionaries who
tried to convert them.
The missionaries did a real
number on Native Ameri-
cans b\ preventing us from
expressing our devotion to
Jesus through our own cul-
tures. Those who condemned
Please turn to FAITH 14B

Does college change your faith?

By Jahnabi Barooah

How does a college educa-
ton affect one's religious be-
liefs? Given that college is a
penod of intellectual engage-
ment and exploration, many
scholars have believed that
a college education weak-
ens one's religious beliefs.
In 1977 researchers David
Caplowitz ard Fred Sherrow
wrote that college is "a breed-
ing ground for apostasy."
In 1983 sociologist James
Hunter claimed that it was
a "well-established fact" that
education, even Chnstan
education, secularizes:'
However, the seculanzing
effect of higher education
has come into question in
the past decade with new re-
search suggesting that young
adults who never enrolled in
college are currently the least

religious Americans.
In a study published in
2007 by the Social Science
Research Council, sociolo-
gists Mark D. Regnerus and
Jeremy E. Uecker reported
on religious senrice atten-
dance and religious dis-affil-
iation among young adults.
According to their analysis
of data collected by the Na-
tional Longitudinal Study of
Adolescent Health: While 64
percent of those currently
enrolled in a tradiUonal four-
year institution reported a
decline in religious service
attendance, 76 percent of
those who never enrolled in
college reported a decline.
Twenty percent of those
who did not attend college
renounced all religious af-
filiation. whereas only 13
percent of four-year college
students did the same






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By Kim Painter

Many of the 36,000 annu-
al deaths from suicide in the
United States could be pre-
vented by making suicide pre-
vention a part of routine health
care and getting people to talk
frankly about suicide in homes,
schools, workplaces, the mili-
tary and even on Facebook,
says an updated national strat-
egy from the surgeon general
and a coalition of public and
private groups.
"Preventing suicide is every-
one's business," Surgeon Gen-.
eral Regina Benjamin said at a
news conference Monday intro-
ducing the plan. It updates one
introduced in 2001.
Since then, the nation has
made progress in understand-
ing suicide and launched some
'efforts, including the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline and
a special crisis line for veterans
(both available 24 hours a day
at 800-273-8255), Benjamin
says. But deaths have actually
risen after falling in the 1990s,
says Health and Human Servic-
es Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
"We see especially alarming
trends in our armed forces,"'
she says, noting that in July,
the Army lost 38 soldiers to
suicide, an all-time one-month
high. "These deaths are espe-

general urges new focus on
cially heartbreaking because we
know they are preventable."
The goal of the new plan: sav-
ing 20,000 lives in the next five
The plan comes with some
money: $55 million in federal
grants to state, tribal and com-
munity prevention efforts. '
Officials pointed to other re-
cent actions by the federal
government thai might help:

Over 30,000 Ameri-
cans commit suicide
each. year, and the
foundation's strategy
is to confront this
serious problem by
educating the Na-
tion's communities
on where to seek

Medicare has started cover-
ing screening for depression,
and under new incentives an-
nounced in August, physicians
will be rewarded by Medicare
and Medicaid for screening
depressed patients *for, suicide
risk. Meanwhile, President
,Obamajust signed an executive
order hiring 1,600 new mental-
health workers in the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs and

Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, speaks during a
National Strategy For Suicide Prevention event at the National
Press Club, on September 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.

suicide pr
increasing the workforce of the
veterans' crisis line from 200 to
But the plan calls on busi-
nesses, community groups,
friends and families to do much
of the work of suicide preven-
tion especially learning .the
signs that someone might be
in trouble and learning what to
Among the possible signs, ac-
cording to the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline:
Talking about wanting to die
or kill oneself.
Looking for ways to do it,
such as buying a gun.
Talking about feeling hope-
less or having no reason to live.
"Don't ,be afraid to ask, 'Are
you thinking about killing your-
self or harming yourself?' Ben-
jamin says. "If you see these
warning signs, don't leave the
person alone, remove any ob-
jects that can be used and call
the national prevention line.
... And if all of those fail, take
them to the emergency room."
If the new plan is fully imple-
mented, it could reduce the sui-
cide rate, says Alan Berman,
executive director of the Ameri-
can Association of Suicidology.
"It's too early to predict if this
plan will be more effective than
its initial version," he said in an
e-mail. "But this plan brings


many more players to the task."
One of those players is Face-
book, which started a program
in December that lets users
report suicidal posts and con-
nects distressed users with on-
line counselors.
Cheryl Sharp, 54, of Annapo-
lis, Md., says she wishes that
had been available when she
was a teen: She attempted sui-
cide nine times between ages 13
and 24 while suffering a "very
dark depression." Eventually,
she found a good therapist and
other support, but, she says, for
years "I wanted to talk to some-
one, I wanted to have an outlet,
but it was such a taboo topic."
If Facebook had existed,
"when I was 13, that is where I
would have been," says Sharp,
a social worker at the National
Council for Community Behav-
ioral Healthcare in Washington.
"Having Facebook and other
social media involved does cre-
ate a new opportunity," though
the impact has not yet been
studied, says Ken Duckworth,
medical director of the National
Alliance on Mental Illness.
High-profile anti-suicide
efforts by the military also
could have a' "profound" effect
throughout society, he says.
"When they are saying that this
is OK to talk about, it's a power-
ful statement."

Use of anti-HIV pill may be limited

Health care access a key complication

By Deena Beasley

The first preventive pill for
HIV has been hailed as a land-
mark im the fight against AIDS
in the United States, but ex-
perts say only a small percent-
age of those at risk will benefit
from it.
U.S. health regulators last
month approved Gilead Sci-
ences Inc's Truvada already
used globally to .treat the hu-
man immunodeficiency virus
- for preventing the infection
in healthy people at high risk
of contracting the virus that
causes AIDS.
A number of factors will lim-
it the drug's use for preventing
HIV, including the fact that in
the United States many people
most at risk of infection, as

well as their sexual partners.
do not have consistent access
to healthcare. Even for those
with coverage, insurance re-
imbursement for a $14.000-a-
year drug is expected to be
In addition. therapy with the
drug would require otherwise
healthy young people to take
a pill each day, plus show up
for HIV testing every three

'There are a number of rath-
er significant implementation
challenges,' said Dr. Stephen
Monn, director of the Center
for AIDS Prevention Studies at
the University of California at
San Francisco. "Part of it has
to do with the requirement to

take a pill a day, which could
be addressed by a more long-
term administration of the
Scientists are exploring a
vanety of tactics for using
AIDS drug formulations to
prevent HIV infection, includ-
ing long-acting injections, gels
and vaginal rings
About 50.000 new HI' infec-
tions are reported each year in
the United States. The num-
ber of patients taking Truvada
to prevent HIV will likely be '"a
lot less" than that. said How-
ard Jaffe, head of the Cilead
Foundation and a member of
the company's senior manage-
ment since 1991.
Gilead declined to give its
own sales estimate.
"We are not expecting a
meaningful increase or uptick
in Truvada use from it." Jaffe

said, refernng to the FDA pre-
vention approval "We do ex-
pect it to enter into the conver-
sation with regard to certain
high-nsk populations."
He said use of Truvada to
prevent HIV infection will like-
ly be most important outside
of the United States, as dev'el-
oping countries where AIDS
remains an epidemic look for
additional ways to curb trans-
mission of the virus.
Gilead has deals, mainly
with generic drugmakers in
India. to produce low-cost ver-
sions of its drugs for use in
sub-Saharan Africa and other
developing regions

Dr. Paul Volberding, direc-
tor of the Center for AIDS
Research at the University of
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Study: Omega-3 fish oil pills don't help

Eating fatty

fish is better
By Elizabeth Weise

Taking fish oil pills rich in
omega-3 fatty acids doesn't ap-
pear to have a significant ef-
fect on heart attacks, strokes
or death, a study published
Tuesday in The Journal of the
American Medical Association
The news comes even as sales
of fish oil supplements are
booming. In 2011 Americans
spent $1.1 billion on them,'up
5.4 percent from 2010, accord-
ing to the Nutrition Business
Researchers reviewed 20
well-designed clinical trials
that looked 'at health outcomes
of people taking omega-3 poly-
unsaturated fatty acid supple-
ments derived from fish oils.
The trials, from 1989 to 2012,
included 68,680 people stud-

ied for at least a year. No sta-,
tistically significant association
was found between the pills
and all deaths, cardiac deaths,
sudden deaths, heart attacks
or 'strokes.
The review was led by Evan-
gelos Rizos, a professor of med-
icine at the University Hospital
of loannina in Greece.
The medical world long ago.
noted that societies with diets
high in fatty fish such as salm-
on, sardines and mackerel had.
lower rates of heart disease. A
large 1989 study found that
men who had already had a
heart attack and changed their
diets to include more fatty fish
were 29 percent less likely to
die in the next two years. Be-
cause of these and other find-
ings, many medical groups
suggest that people at risk for
heart disease either increase
their fatty fish intake or take
omega-3 supplements.
However, subsequent studies
on omega-3 supplements de-

Sales going strong

U.S. sales of fish/anima oil


$100 milliori

2006 $530 million
2011 $1.1 billion

'_;,urie riulrnlh r, 6u-:in,., JournalI

rived from fish were less clear.
The study released Tuesday at-
tempts to pull. together all the
current research.
The message Americans may
not want to hear is that eating
healthy foods, not taking pills,
is what helps heart health, says
Richard Karas, director of the
preventive cardiology center at
' Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Time and time again, research
shows a diet rich in a certain
vitamin or nutrient is benefi-
cial. Buit then people think "if
you take a pill containing that

ingredient, you'll be healthier,"
Karas says. It doesn't work that
He now tells his cardiac pa-
tients to eat fatty fish in at least
two meals a week.
Duffy. MacKay of the Coun-
cil for Responsible Nutrition,
a supplement industry group,
disputes the findings. He says
many of the studies in the re-.
view were on people who were
already sick and so might not
Sapply'to maintaining health. C
Many,also didn't test whether
people were starting out with
diets very low in omega-3s.
Americans know they should
eat a diet high in fatty fish, he
says, but many don't. Supple-
ments are "an affordable, con-
venient and safe way" to get
No one knows exactly why
eating lots of omega-3 fatty
acids appears to be good for
health. It's been suggested, but
not proved, that they might
lower triglyceride levels.

Vaccine development needs a booster shot

By Liz Szabo

A new study, which finds that
immunity from the whooping
cough vaccine fades sharply
over time, underscores the ur-
gent need to develop new vac-
cines and consider additional
booster shots for children,
health experts say.
Authors say the study in to-
day's New England Journal
of Medicine helps explain part
of the resurgence in' whooping
cough, or pertussis, which has
Sickened more than 26,000 this
year the largest outbreak in
more than 50 years.
The current vaccine, in use

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Nurse give a Tdap whooping cough booster shot.

xlh i since the 1990s, doesn't protect
people as long as previously be-
.' lived, losing 42 percent of its
effectiveness with each passing
year, says author Nicola Klein,
co-director of the Kaiser Perma-
nente Vaccine Study Center in
Oakland, Calif. So even some
fully vaccinated children -
who have received all five doses
recommended by age 4 to 6 -
would still be vulnerable to the
disease by age 10.
The Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention has reached
similar conclusions, says Toin
Clark, a CDC epidemiologist
specializing in whooping cough.
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Massachtusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks,'as Health and Hu-
man Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigbylistens at right, dur-
ing a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, where
he spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Premiums for

family health

plans hit $15,745

Average premium

rises at workplace

It.sounds like good news: An-
nual premiums for job-based
family health plans went up
only four percent this year.
But hang on to your wallets:
Premiums averaged'$15,745,
with employees paying more
than $4,300 of that, a glaring
reminder that the problem of
unaffordable medical care is
anything but solved.
The annual em-
ployer survey re-
leased Tuesday by
two major research
groups also high-
lighted another
disturbing trend:
Employees at com-
panies with many
low-wage workers
pay more for skimp- ALT
ier insurance than
their counterparts at upscale
Overall, "it's historically a
very moderate increase in pre-
miums," said Drew Altman,
president of the Kaiser Family
Foundation, which conducted
the survey with the Health Re-
search &'Educational Trust.
"But even a moderate in-
crease feels really big to work-
ers when their wages are flat
or falling," he said. Th': rise.,
in premiums easily outpaced
workers' raises and inflation.
"We aren't happy to see any
increase in health insurance
premiums," said Gary Cohen,
head of the Obama adminis-
tration's Center for Consumer
Information and Insurance

Oversight; adding that offi-
cials are "heartened" it was
only a modest rise this year
,and look forward to slowing
costs more as more provi-
sions of the health care laiv
take effect..
Most independent experts
say the fact that premiums
keep rising faster than in-
flation reflects underlying
problems with the health
care system that have frus-
trated policymakers of both
parties for years, as well as
corporate benefit
Indeed, only last
week an arm of
the National Acad-
emy of .Sciences'
estimated that
about 30 cents of
-every dollar spent
on health care is
'wasted through
MAN unnecessary pro-
cedures, cumber-
some paperwork, uncoordi-
nated care and fraud.
The Kaiser/HRET survey
found that employee-only
coverage went up three per-
cent this year, with annual
premiums averaging $5,615.
Companies usually pick up
a larger share of the cost for
employee-only coverage, so
workers typically paid about
,$950 of tht..
,The'suryy found that work-
ers in lower-wage companies
pay $4,977 toward the cost
of family coverage, compared
with an average $4,316 for all
workers. And the policy they
get for their money is less gen-
erous, typically worth about
$1,000 less.




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

Bone marrow donor 'elated' to save a life

By Michelle Healy

Erin Wright wants to put to
rest the myth that being a mar-
row donor is painful. Four 'eears
ago, the then medical school
student donated peripheral
blood stem cells (PBSC) to save
the life of a teenage boy with
"I was a bit nervous, but ex-
cited, elated," says Wright, 30,
now a physician in Jersey City,
N.J. "The opportunity to truly
save someone's life is presented
to you. It's a great feeling of re-
The recipient is now a healthy
college student in California,
according to the National Mar-
row Donor Program, which
paired Wright with him.
She had wanted to be a mar-
row donor since her 15th birth-
day, inspired by the story- of
baseball player Rod Carew's
failed search for a donor "for
his teenage daughter, Michelle,
who had leukemia and died in
1996 at age 18.
Wright had to wait until she
was 18 to sign up. And then she
waited eight more years until
she was notified that she might

be a potential match for a pa-
Although registering to be
a donor today is as simple as
completing a health history
form and providing a sample of
cells taken by swabbing the in-
side of your cheek, "Back then,
you had to give blood to join the
registry," says Wright.
After additional testing con-
firmed the match, she, was
initially requested to donate
marrow, but the recipient's
physicians changed their re-
quest to PBSC after the pa-
tient's condition had worsened.
They thought he would be less
likely to reject the stem cells
than the marrow, she recalls.
PBSC donation is request-
ed 76 percent of the time by
transplant physicians. It is per-
formed as an outpatient proce-
dure similar to donating plasma
or platelets. The donor's blood
is removed from one arm and
passed through an apheresis
machine that separates out the
blood stem cells.
Traditional marrow donation
is requested about 24 percent
of the time. It is a surgical, out-
patient procedure. Marrow cells

Erin Wright, a physician, wants to put to rest the myth that
being a marrow donor is painful. Four years ago, the then
medical school student donated peripheral blood stem cells
(PBSC) to save the life of a teenage boy with leukemia.

are collected from the back side
of the pelvic bone using a spe-
cial syringe. General or regional
anesthesia is always used.
After traditional marrow do-
nation, "Patients often tell me
that they feel like they were
kicked in the back by a horse,"
but that quickly abates, says
Willis Navarro, medical direc-
tor of transplant services for
the National Marrow Donor
Program and its Be The Match
After Wright's PBSC dona-
tion, she was "tired and a little
sore," she says, noting that
the process took several hours
over two days. And a series of
daily injections given before the
donation to promote matura-
tion and movement of the stem
cells into her bloodstream left
her with a "tingling sensation"
that went away a few days later.
Otherwise, there were no side
effects, she says.
Although any adult between
the ages of 18 and 60 who
meets health guidelines and is
willing to donate to any patient
in need can register, donors be-
tween 18 and 44 are most ur-
gently needed because they are

10 times more likely to be called
as marrow donors.
"Multiple studies examining
the impact of donor age on the
outcome of the recipient show
that younger donors result in
better outcomes," says Navarro.
Those who register for the
first time and are over 44 are
asked to pay a $100 fee that in-
cludes the cost of initial testing.
Deciding to join. the registry
shouldn't be taken lightly, Na-
varro says: "We encourage peo-
ple to really think about what
it is they're committing to. It's
so disappointing when some-
body finds a donor match but
then finds that the donor has
changed his or her mind about
If found to be a match again,
Wright says she would "do it
again, without hesitation. What
you're doing is so small com-
pared to what the patient is go-
ing through. These are cells in
your body that will regenerate.
I'm perfectly fine. And if they
can give somebody a second
chance at life that they might
not otherwise have, there's no
thought to it. It's an automatic
positive response."

itdy KidsdietS NYC panel OKs cap on sweet soda
By Laura Petrecca "The (obesity) epidemic is de- action, said it is "exploring all av-
Sni. : LIMIT ON LIQUIDS stroying the health of too many enues to challenge the board's
h i Recently, the New York City New York City will ban the sale df our citizens & this new pol- ruling, including in court."
Id.ie`q a. 1 Board of Health approved of sugary drinks larger than 16 icy will begin to change that," Once implemented, the ban
tkeequalis adu eld Mayor Michael Bloomberg 's ounces .in' restaurants, movie Bloomberg tweeted. could whittle more than waist-
.proposed 16-ounce cap on 'theaters, sports venues and street Soft drink makers and sell- lines: It could also cut soft
i. p rtns o' sk sweetened bottled drinks and carts. ers, as well as beverage trade drink sellers' profits.
hypenens-zan i swountamd ctnnedcdrinkpartdicular

: By Namnai-Hilmich .'.

:.ids :are e.atig' as mmuch
S:salt as adults; and.those con-
suimng the- hlgest amounts
of sodium have :wo for three,
times greater. ris: of having
;high bloodpresswre as. those
-.ho: consume the.least,, says
q 4 studjr released last Mondday-.
:; '.Researchers .ith-.the. Cen-
,-ters' for Disease Control and
'Prevedtion analyzed diets of
-6;,235 children, ages" 8 to 18,
':ase on dietary recall from
the -kids themseLves or with
th -h~ l of an' adtit;: Thedata
s.i-. children bonriuming an
Average of 3A00 tilligrams
:obf 'sodium, adlay,: about the
'. /sartme s adults. -Sait intake
S-for. kids, raged frdini 1.300
ril.- igrams. to 8,100 milli-
:i grams iday. '-.-
Go9; -ntTi3n e gt tguidines aid"
L .vised-i;eatiig : daily 'sodium
.:-intae toless',than 2,300 mi l-
Jgrai's for' nost- people ages
: andc older, and- t'o 1,500
'niilligrams. foi people 51 and
I: i, and those of any age
hire Bloek ortiav6 hyper -
,-tieliion, diiabetes- or chronic
4...ldpeyv dsease. :.-.- -. ..
i'-or the sti yr, researchers
.coipatip d'. salt. i.itake -with
data on -:kids', blood-pres-
.,-. siires' The definition of"
ighI blood pfesuirtr.

*^i ^-gederii, 'ad 'i
heigh 'Those
whoseee blood'
pressureie is in
*t''+ s -tfh per- -"
^^t h^igh biQod
pressure. Those in
the 90-95th-pkrcentile
;' have elevated or pre-high
o, _-adpresure. ..
: O there _resetcrch, also: has
shownn a lin:. between high
aoditu in ta andt1yperten
44 ~ ~ ''

T:opIO culprits

AAmericans are getting .
-.mostof.the sodium In their
,diets from processed and.
restaurant foods, not the'salt
shaker. Government research
shows that about 40 percerit
of sodium consumption- '
comes from these 10 food

Breads and oils Sandwichs Such
(7%) as cheese6buige'rs
. j,(4
'2 ..
Cl lcuts/cured Cheese (4
meats (5%)

'3 pasta dises-ueh
S Pizza asspaghetti with
.(59) meatsauce.(13%)

Meat mixed dish-
Fresh and es such as meat
processed poultry loaf with tomato
(4.5%9) sauce (39)

S.- 5 9 Savory snacks
SSoups (4%) including chips
and pSetzels-(3%)

sion inikids.

wished in.the
journal- Pedi-
-atries: -
On average,kids
in the top quarter. who on-
sumed the highest: amount
of sodium had. double the
Please turn to 0ALT 14B

fountain beverages sold at city
restaurants, delis, movie the-
aters, sports venues and street
The beverage ban, which goes
into effect on March 12, ap-
plies to drinks that have more
than 25 calories per 8 ounces.
It does not include 100 percent
juice drinks or beverages with
more than 50 percent percent

Bill collectors needn't

needle you at hospital

By Elliot Raphaelson

Many people are facing large,
often insurmountable debt
obligations these days, and
according to some estimates,
medical bills account for half
of all collections reported to
credit agencies. Even with a
sound long-term financial plan,
you may be confronted with
unexpected health problems,
including an unplanned
hospital stay for a member
of your family. This can have

a significant impact on your
financial well-being.
After a hospital stay, many
individuals and families
without comprehensive hospital
insurance face large bills they
cannot afford to 'pay. Most
people and even some hospitals
are not aware that the new
Affordable Care Act (ACA) has
provisions that prohibit certain
collection techniques that
hospitals have used on people
having difficulty paying bills for
Please turn to HOSPITAL 15B

groups, quickly condemned the
first-of-its-kind ban.
"LWhat we don't need is more
burdensome regulation making
it harder for businesses to func-
tion and ske\\ing the competi-
tive landscape," said New York
State Restaurant Association-
spokesman Andrew Moesel.
New Yorkers for Beverage
Choices, a coalition funded by
the American Beverage Associ-

Fountain drinks in particular
are high-margin items, said Joe
Pawlak, vice president at food
industry research firm Tech-
"They're one of the most prof-
itable items youll see," he said.
Michael Jacobson, executive
director of the advocacy group
Center For Science in the Pub-
lic Interest, says he would like
Please turn to SODA 15B

Lung cancer: What

you should to know

If there is one thing that
most people know\ about
lung cancer it is that the dis-
ease is primarily caused by
cigarette smoking. In fact.
smoking accounts for about
90 percent of lung cancer
cases. Additional risk factors
for developing the disease in-
clude having a family history
of cancer. or being exposed to
radiation, arsenic, asbestos,
radioactive dust or radon
According to the American
Cancer Society, lung cancer
is the leading cause of can-
cer death for both men arnd
women in the United States.
There \\ill be about 222.520
new cases and more than
157.000 people will die of the
disease this year. The aver-
age lifetime chance of de-
veloping lung cancer is 1 in
13 for men and 1 in 16 for
women. The overall five-year
survival rate for lung cancer
is about 16 percent Among
ethnic groups, Blacks and
Native Hawaiians are more
susceptible to the disease
than Caucasians, Japanese

Americans and Latinos.
Black men are more than
one-third more likely to de-
velop lung cancer than their
Caucasian counterparts. Re-
gionally, the American Lung
.Association reports that
Kentucky has the highest
age-adjusted lung cancer in-
cidence rate while Utah has
the lowest.
The disease is generally
divided into two main cat-
egories, small cell lung can-
cer ard non-small cell lung
cancer. The majority (85 to
90 percent) of lung cancers
are the non-small cell type
These cancers can be further
categorized according to size,
shape and chemical compo-
Squamous cell carcino-
mas usually are found in the
middle of the lungs and are
linked to smoking
Adenocarcinomas typi-
cally are located in the outer
part of the lung
Large-cell carcinomas
can start anywhere but tend
Please turn to CANCER 15B

Source: USATODAY research


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U.S. needs a better vaccine for pertussis

continued from 12B

While the whooping cough
vaccine protects about 98 per-
cent of children in the first year,
it protects only about 70 per-
cent five years later, Clark says.
"We know the short-term pro-
tection is very good," Clark says.
"But the protection is wearing
off and that is the problem."
The findings shouldn't cause
parents to stop vaccinating
their children, however, Klein
says. Even an imperfect vaccine
is better than no vaccine, she

Whooping cough is typically
more severe among unvaccinat-
ed children than among those
who've had at least some of
their shots, Clark says. Unvac-
cinated patients also tend to be
sick longer and are often more
Doctors say they're most con-
cerned about infants.
Newborns too young to be ful-
ly vaccinated whose airways
can quickly swell shut are the
most likely to die from whoop-
ing cough, says C. Mary Healy,
a pediatric infectious-disease
specialist at Texas Children's
Hospital in Houston. Eleven of

the 13 deaths from whooping
cough this year were in infants;
the other two deaths were in
toddlers, according to the CDC.
Given the vaccine's limita-
tions, Healy says, it's more im-
portant than ever to create a
"cocoon" of protection around
babies by vaccinating everyone
around them. About 75 percent
of babies with whooping cough
contract the bacteria from a
household member, such as a
sibling, parent or grandparent.
"If a vaccine' does not have
100 percent protection that's
lifelong, then it's even more im-
portant that we have a??herd

immunity' to stop the virus
from circulating into the com-
munity," Healy says. "That's
an unacceptable level of infant
deaths, in the 21st century,
in the richest country in the
Ultimately, the country needs
a better vaccine, says James
Cherry of the University of Cali-
fornia-Los Angeles.
But "the business of coming
up with a better vaccine is not
going to be a quick fix," says
Edgar Marcuse, a professor of
pediatrics at Seattle Children's
Hospital. "We still don't fully
understand immunity from per-

New drug could be invaluable for high riskers

continued from 12B
California at San Francisco,
says Truvada could become
a valuable tool for "a small
fraction of people" who un-
derstand they have a high
risk of exposure mainly fe-
male sex workers whose cli-

ents won't use condoms and
gay men who decide they are
going to engage in riskier sex.
"There is an easy consen-
sus now that somebody that
is on treatment and fully
suppressed has either zero,
or close to it, "risk of trans-
mitting the virus," Volberd-
ing said.

He and others emphasized
that wider testing for HIV
- and treatment of already
infected patients are the
keys to reducing HIV inci-
Of the 1.2 million Ameri-
cans estimated to be infected
with human immunodefi-
ciency virus, almost 20 per-

cent of them do not know it,
according to the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Pre-
vention .
A recent study by the CDC
found that 41 percent of U.S.
HIV patients are under con-
tinual care of a doctor and
just 28 percent had the viral
infection under control.

Living out love for all

continued from 11B

our cultures simply taught us
to hate ourselves and, in the
end, to hate God for making us
Indian. Unfortunately they were
reflecting the ethnocentric and
racist cultural standard of their
day. Clearly, not all mission-
aries were evil. There have al-
ways been a few people of faith
who thought and acted in ways
ahead of their time.
Colonialism is, in part, about

power and conformity to a set of
beliefs. The gospel is about living
out love and giving away power,
especially among the poor and
marginalized. The Spirit of God
affirms our unique giftedness.
The spirit of empire conforms
us into a particular external im-
age. The Western worldview left
unchecked, may eventually de-
stroy the earth. Helping others
to see shalom through the lens
of an Indigenous worldview will
not only help heal our past, it
can heal our planet.

Children need less salt

continued from 13B

risk of elevated or high blood
pressure as kids in the lowest
Overweight or obese kids in
the top quarter who consumed
the highest amount of sodium
had 3/2 times the risk of ele-
vated or high blood pressure as
heavy kids in the lowest quarter
of sodium consumption.

Having elevated or high blood
pressure in childhood increases
a person's risk of hypertension
during adulthood, says lead
author Quanhe Yang, a senior
scientist with the CDC. Hyper-
tension is a major risk factor for
heart disease and stroke.
Several federal agencies,
some state and city govern-
ments as well as the food in-
dustry are working to reduce
salt consumption.

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Miami-Dado County Health Department

Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

Order of Services

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

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

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St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue
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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
Sunday Bible Study 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
Evening Worship 6 p m
Wednesday General Bible Study 7 30 p m
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Zion Hope Brownsville
Missionary Baptist Church of Christ
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue 4561 N.W. 33rd Court

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

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

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

Order of Services
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New Way of Life Int'l Ministries Hosanna Community
285 NW 199 Street Baptist Church
Miami, FL 33169 2171 N.W. 56th Street

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The Historic

Mt Zion


116 Years

Reverend Dr. Ralph M.
Ross will deliver sermon on
the 116th Anniversary at
the Historic Mt. Zion Baptist
Church on September 23rd at
the 10 a.m. service. Dr. Ross
has .been the spiritual leader
for the past 22 years. The
congregation is excited and


looking forward to a great day
in Mt Zion.
The music rendered by the
Mt. Zion Mass and Youth Choir.
Soloist Theodore Harrell Jr.,
Carla Demps, and Rea Hughes.
The Honorable John Marks,
Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida,
will complete the month of
celebration by bringing the
message on Sept. 30 at the 10
a.m. service. Mayor Marks is a
native of Miami and a former
member of Mt Zion. Mt Zion
Men in Ministry will conduct
the September 30th service.
Come and be blessed. All are
invited to attend. For further
information call 305-379-4147.

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Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

09/21/1976 08/09/2003

It's been nine years and yet
I still have falling tears! Wish-
ing you were here, but I know
your heart and soul is near.
On this special day, I have a
couple of words to say. I love
and miss you more and more
each day.
Happy 36th birthday. Love
always, Shanta

Happy Birthday ----,

In loving memory of,

09/24/1927 09/04/2007

It has been five years since
you were taken from us by'
You are gone but not forgot-
Your memories will forever
be etched in our hearts.
Happy birthday Mom,
Your son, Charlie Jr.'and the
entire family.

Happy Birthday

in loving memory f,


,)- 2- /4. 06/30/2012

We think of you always, but
especially today. We miss your
loving smile and gentle spirit.
No one can ever take your
place in our hearts and you
will never be forgotten.
We know you're in heaven
singing for the Lord "Sing on
Dad, Sing on!!!
Lo-ving you fore' er.

Your children. lMarcia. AIJO
Jr Lucian and Mario

Death Notice

JACKSON, 24, Student,
Florida Memorial College,
died September 16. Survivors
include: parents, Lucy
Jackson and John Jackson,
sisters, Shevell, Michelle and '
Sonjdrell; grandmother, Dora
Lewis; a host of other relatives
and friends. Viewing 2-9
p.m., Friday. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Hallandale House
of God, 512 NW 3rd Aven
Interment: Dade Memonal
Park. Arrangements entrusted
to Gregg L Mason Funeral

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to thank you for
.-Cour kindness and thought-
fullness during our time of
We thank you,
Betty, Cherri, Tony, Nicho-
las and Tony III

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

08/26/1961 09/16/2011

One year ago, you took hold
of God's hand and exchanged
time for eternity. The beauti-
ful memories we cherish will
forever remain in our heart.
We remember a devoted
wife, a loving mother, a dear
daughter, a caring sister, and
loyal friend.
Memories of your radiant
smile, your kind nature, your
strength and most of all, your
love for God will always be our
guide and reminder of how
much we love and miss you.

When those you love become
A memory, the memory
becomes a treasure"
Love, The Young, White and
Law Family







Ban goes into effect next March

continued from 13B

other cities, as well as the gov-
ernment decision makers, to
follow New York City's lead. Al-
ready, Cambridge, Mass., May-
or Henrietta Davis has consid-
ered a ban of supersized sugary
soft drinks at restaurants in
her community.

Some food and drink-oriented
businesses industries are try-
ing to get ahead of government
health mandates, as well as
meet demands from consumers
and health activists for more
transparent nutritional infor-
On last Wednesday, McDon-
ald's said it will post calories
for all items on its menu boards

and drive-thru menus in the
United States.
There are also major soft
drink sellers, such as 7-Elev-
en, that don't have to comply
with the New York City ban be-
cause it doesn't affect beverages
sold in grocery or convenience
So those Big Gulps are safe
for now.

Put those cigarettes down

continued from 13B

to spread very fast.
If you think you may have
lung cancer, check with your
doctor. Early treatment could
lessen symptoms and im-
prove your chances of living
longer. The disease typically
does not cause symptoms
until it has spread and some
symptoms can be caused by
something other than lung
cancer. Common indicators of
the disease include a cough
that is persistent or worsens
over time, chest pain, cough-
ing up blood, loss of appetite
or weight, recurrent bouts of
pneumonia or bronchitis, fa-
tigue, and wheezing, hoarse-
ness or shortness of breath.

There is no recommended
screening test for lung cancer.
However, your doctor may or-
der one of several tests avail-
able to diagnose the disease.
Thoracentesis to sample
the fluid around the lungs
Bronchoscopy to view the
airways or take tissue sam-
ples using a long, flexible tube
Computed tomography
scan to identify abnormal tis-
sue masses in the lungs
Positron emission tomog-
raphy scan to look for cancer
cells in the lungs
Bone scan to check if can-
cer has spread to the bones
The most effective way to
prevent lung cancer is by not
smoking. If the disease is de-
tected before it has spread
and is relatively small, sur-

gery maybe an option. Treat-
ment alternatives also may
include radiation therapy or
chemotherapy. For more in-
formation about lung cancer,
visit the American Lung Asso-
ciation Web site at www.lun-
North Shore Medical Center
is offering a free community
lecture, with Dr. Vincenzo No-
vara, on the signs, Uyjnip olts.
and treatments of lunga can-
cer. On Wednesday, Septem-
ber 26, 2012 from 6 p.m. 7
p.m.the community will have
the opportunity to learn more
on lung cancer in the hospi-
tal's auditorium. Reservations
are required and a healthy
dinner will be served. To regis-
ter, please call 800-984-3434.

ACA stops some collections

continued from 13B

care. Hospitals that continue to
use these collection techniques
may lose their federal tax
As Mark Rukavina, a health
care affordability expert,
explained in a blog post,
the ACA directed the IRS to
establish Section 501(r) of the
IRS code to implement benefit
rules for hospitals for hospitals
that are subsidized through
federal tax exemption. These
hospitals must:
"Establish written financial
assistance policies describing

who is eligible for free or reduced
cost care and publicize them to
patients and the community.
"Refrain from extraordinary
collections actions against
patients before screening them
to determine whether they
qualify for financial assistance.
"Limit fees charged to
patients eligible for financial
assistance to rates paid by
Medicare or the lowest amounts
paid by insured patients."
Unfortunately, not all
hospitals have followed these
mandated requiremeniits. As a
result, some parents w ho were
eligible for free or reduced-cost
care have been contacted and

sued by collection agencies, in
violation of ACA requirements.
The IRS has not yet clearly
defined "extraordinary
collections." However, it is
clear that Congress intended
to protect low- and moderate-
income earners from large
medical bills. (Note that a large,
unwarranted hospital bill will
have a significant negative
impact on a patient's credit
Gerri Detweiler, Credit.
come's consumer credit e-pert,
reported that a reader ha-d her
hospital turn her $7,000 bill
over to a collection firm before
she even received it.

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58, maintenance tech, died
September 12. Memorial ser-
vice 1 p.m., Saturday in the
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general laborer,
died September
11 in Miami
Dade. Service 2
p.m., Saturday
at Jordan

82, retired
factory worker,
died September
4 at North
Shore Hospital.
Services were


attendant, died
September m hee r
16 at home.
Service 2 p.m.,
Sunday at Mt.
Calvary Baptist. '

79, retired
mechanic, died

9 at Jackson
Me m o r i a I
Hospital .
Survivors: wife,
t h r e e
daughters; three brothers; six
sisters and a host of relatives and
friends. Service 1 p.m., Saturday
at New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church.

53, Veterans
died September
12. Survivors
include: his
father, Lee
Arthur Gerald,
Sr.; mother,
Sylvia Gerald;
brother, Daniel Gerald, and David
Gerarld; sister, Michelle Gerald;
aunt, Margaret Wallace and Annie
Ruthe Grice a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, other relatives
and friends. Service 10 a.m., Friday
in the chapel.

VINCENT LEE HALL, 54, retired
U. S. Postal:
Worker, died
15. Survivors
include: his ,
mother, Juanita
Hall; father,
Harold Hall;
sisters, Karla
S. Hall, Valarie McMillian, and
Rhondrea Barry; uncle, Curtis
Nelson, Sr., and a host of other
relatives and friends. Service 11
a.m., Wednesday at Myrtle Grove
Presbyterian Church.

died September
14 in Margate,
FL. Service 1
p.m,, Saturday
in the chapel.

laborer, died
15 at Jackson
Main. Arrange-
ments are in-

JR., 82,

MALLIE CONEY, 69, laborer,
died September
10 at Kindred
Hospital. Ar-
rangements are


September 11
at University of
Miami Hospice.
Viewing 2-8
p.m., Friday in
the chapel.

TIWANNA KING, 35, cosmetolo-
gist, died Sep-
tember 12 at
Jackson North
Medical Cen-
ter. Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at United Chris-
tian Fellowship *,-


died Septem-
ber 13 at home.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the

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Ponder; daugh-
ters, Tanisha Robinso
Orr; son, Jakorie; sis
early Ponder, Annette 1
Ponder, Chevelle Mc(
ers, Gregory Glenn, S
Ponder, Kency Ponder
Ponder. Viewing 5-8 p.r
Missionary Baptist Chui
1 p.m., Saturday at P
Missionary Baptist Chur

80, retired
teacher, died
16 at Jackson
S North Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Saturday %"A"i
,is at New Way
Fellowship Wor- "
ens ship Center.

nurse aide,
died September
19 at Jackson
North Hospital.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Antioch of
Miami Gardens s*
Missionary o'' ''
Baptist Church.

MINNIE SIMON, 83, home maker,
died September
12 at Jackson
North Hospital.
Arrangements F ."
are in complete.

tired daycare teacher,
tember 16 at Aventur
Service 12 p.m., Saturc
pel Tabernacle of Fai

4:30 P.M., TUI

Pilgrim Rest

died September
16 at Ryder
Trauma Center.
Service 12
p.m., Saturday
at New Bethel.

MOSS, 84,

Wright and Young
service floor
tech, died
September .
14 at home.
include: loving
wife, Joyce
and four daughters. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
b!ssionary Baptist Church, 2400
NW 68 Street, Miami, FL 33147.

ROBERT L. RIVERS, 67, retired,
died September
17 at home.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Calvary Mis-
sionary Baptist

EARL PONDER JR., 56, land-
scaper, died
September 15
at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital.
Survived by:
parents Rev-

years with Dade County School
System, died September 12.
n, N sh Born in Quitman, GA. Golden Life
n, Natasha
sts, Be Member of Beta Tau, Chapter
sters, Bev-
les, Linda of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,
holes, Linda
Gee; broth- graduate of Nova Southeastern
3., University 1998, and member of
;r, Dwayne Church of the Open Door. Moved
,and Gariy to Hiram, GA June 2003 and joined
n., Friday at
rch. Service Sweet Home Missionary Baptist
ilrim Rest Church in Hiram, GA January 2010.
ilrim Lawson was laid to rest
Sunday, September 16 in Hiram,
GA. Donations may be made in
memory of Lorene B. Lawson
to the Alzheimer's Association,
1925 Century Blvd. NE, Suite
SEYMOUR, 10, Atlanta, GA 30345 (www.

CORRECTION: In our Septem-
ber 5th edition obituary, Zareena
Phillips 'ZEE" should have read
not as previously printed.

KE, 88, re-
died Sep-
day at Gos-
ith Deliver- ONE WITH AN


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beautician, died

12 at Jackson
ALLEN, 86, Me m o r i a I
Hospital .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Pratt Memorial.

"BOBBY", 65 ,
self employed
electrician, died
September 15
at Larkins
Hospital. a I



ROY DEWBERRY, 67, died
September 10 at Homestead
Hospital. Services were held.


LUZETTA REEVES, 58, retired
lab technician,
died September
10 at Memorial
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in
the Emmanuel

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In loving memory of,
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In loving memory of,

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In loving memory of,

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ber 9th at Jack-
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p.m., Saturday
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Miami fashion blogger, Ria
Michelle, addresses audience
at the official "Nicole Richie
for Impulse" launch party.

n M cs g i .aI Model strikes a pose at the "Ni-
new Macy's clothing line at a cole Richie for Impulse launch -
b g peecole. Richie for Impulse" launch
party in studded leggins.

Nicole Richie's impulsee" gets S. Florida welcome

Bloggers and fashion enthusiasts

sing praises to the

By Ju'lia Samuels
jsainiiels@iliiariitiiiiesoniline corn
Nicole Richie. who is known
for her signature boho chic
and resort-like style, received
a warm welcome from Miami-
based fashion lovers as her
new clothing line "Impulse"
recently debuted exclusively
at Macy's. The line. which
consists mostly of sheer long


and chic numbers, contained
a few surprising looks. Floral
loose fitting short dresses
appeared to be the perfect
element of surprise enhanced
by tastefully crafted lace-cov-
ered cut outs all of the floral

"I think the clothing line

has a little something for ev-
eryone which is nice," Miami-
based blogger, Ria Michelle
said. "You can be edgy. you
can be boho and you can be
girly. lMy favorite piece in the
collection is the faux leather
jacket with the fur sleeves.
It is such a cool and edgy
*Michelle is a well-known
lMiami blogger who played a
very significant role in the
warm reception of Nicole
Richie's new clothing line.
'Ria Michelle did a fan-
tastic job at bringing excite-

ment to the collection while
also infusing her own flair
and the essence of Miami,"
said Mac 's Media Relations
Manager Heather Hannan.
"Her challenge along with
four other bloggers across
the country was to create
five looks with one piece from
the Nicole Richie for Nlacy's
"Impulse" line. It was a fun
way to watch her fashion and
styling skills at work. And
ultimately, she was also able
to provide styling informa-
tion that resonates with our

Michelle served as the host
of events geared toward the
budding logging commu-
nity in Miami. While Michelle
has conquered the world of
blogging. she found herself
fighting off some nervous feel-
ings about hosting the launch
party for Nicole Richie's cloth-
ing line.
"I was really nervous," she
said. "Public speaking is a
huge fear of mine but I keep
challenging myself."
Despite the nerves, the
hosting event was not Mi-
chelle's first hosting gig.

"My first was with Swarovs-
kl and I had a cohost; Eric
Daman the stylist for Gossip
Girl and The Carrie Diaries,"
the blogger explained.
Nlichelle's inclusion with
thenew line serves as more
proof that the blogging com-
munity in Miami is gaining
momentum in the signifi-
cance that it plays in the Mi-
ami fashion scene.
"Bloggers are influential
and have a broad reach."
Hannan said. "Macy's is
always looking for different
ways to reach consumers."

Black designers

bring culture and

color to the catwalk

New York Fashion Week: All
about color and style
By Ju'lia Samuels
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week is possibly the
most coveted event of all seasons. Every show seems
to be filled with an A-list audience and the showcased
clothing undisputedly merits the attention. This year
at New York Fashion Week designers of color owned the
stage demonstrating that style is a universal language
that all cultures speak. Among the notable designers of
color were B Michael, Tracy Reese and Arise Magazine.
"I think the more designers of color that we see at
Fashion Week, the clearer it becomes that class, in-
novation and elegance are all received the same way,
despite any issues of gender or race," said designer and
fashion week enthusiast, Ciera Hill.

Possibly one of the most interesting features of the
week was Arise Magazine who brought four iconic Af-
rican designers to the coveted Mercedes-Benz runway.
The show featured the works of Ozwald Boateng OBE,
Gavin Rajah, Tiffany Amber and Tsemaye Binitie
Maki-Oh. The designers brought color and culture to
the runway, literally.
Tracy Reese who is known for keeping the First lady,
Michelle Obama, stylish and chic was credited with giv-
ing shoppers a colorful and classically beautiful palate
of designs to choose for the approaching year.
"Every season she really delivers on her brand, but
Slii:i season there was such an exuberance," Constance
C.Ri White, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, said in
recent interviews about the collection.
B Michael who is known for his intricate and flawless
execution when it comes to couture design did .
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Zoe Saldana

pegged to play role

of Nina Simone

Choice illustrates problem of
skin color casting
By Veronica Miller
When it comes to casting Black tal-
ent, Hollywood can appear to both
not know what it's doing, and to know
exactly what it's doing.
Such is the case with the reported
casting of Zoe Saldana to play the High
Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. The
choice confused, rattled and in some
cases angered both Black film enthu-
siasts and fans of Nina Simone. How
could a slim woman with fine features
be chosen to play Simone, a power-
house who was unapologetic about her
full, African-descended features?
The questions about choosing Sal-
dana are not about her acting ability
as much as they are about why the
makers of this film seem to want to
"pretty up" Nina Simone's image. With
a deep, smoky voice, wide nose, full
lips, coffee bean-colored skin and de-
fiantly natural hair, Nina's unconven-
tional, almost militant beauty was an
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Another author has emerged
in South Florida motivational
speaker Jai A. Ingraham who
gives all credit to his mother.
Sonja: wife, Karen: deceased
father. Joseph A. Ingraham:
daughters. Kiara and Janicey
and brothers. Jon and
Anthony. The title of the book
is The Alphabet of Success.
His training has come from

man\ sources: The IllBj.
Egelloc Civic and
Social Club's Men of Tomorrow,
the 5000 Role Models ol
Excellent: Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity [Dr Ed Braynon.
29th Grand Basileus]; and St.
Paul AME Church [Re\. Robert
Jackson]. Jai spent last year
as an assistant principal at
Allapattah Middle School

and is currently an assistant
principal at Miami Central.
The team consisting of Dr.
Cynthia and Deacon Bill
Clark. along with Charlayne
Thompkins presented a
classical concert featuring
Chelle Reed, violinist and Dr
Nelson Hall accom'panving her
on thle concert pianist. Clark
indicated the need for more
classical music to enhance the
live.' of our youth.
Following the mini-
conci-rL, thI: audience thanked
R rd for her outstanding

performance joining her for
a reception. Some of the
guests were: Erslyn Anders,
Lois Oliver, Eunice Hogan,
Ameena Shaheed and Patti
Hall whose mother taught Hall
how to master the ke board.
Reed's finale included two great
songs of the church. "Blessed
Assurance" and "Great is th\
Faithfulness "
Kudos go out to Roberta
Daniels, president, BTW
alumni and W.C. Clark.
president. Miami Central
alumni that took over the
box seats above the Sun Life

Stadium to witness the game
between the two schools.
As the fans settled in their
seats, both marching bands
entered the stadium attired m
colorful white and black for the
cheerleaders and majorettes of
BTW and green and white for
Central. They looked great and
showed out during the halfume
Mean'.ahile. do-wn on the
playing field Central rallied
from a 16-point deficit to beat
BTW ,37-16 Credit also goes
out to Devontae Phillips for
five spectacular catches with

defenders hovering closely by.
Congratulations Rockets.
Please remember Samuel
Eudovique and Ensemble
in an opera. Sat.. Sept 29
at JL Theater 17011 19th
Ave at 7:30 p.m. Call 305-
891-8811 for more info. Also,
on Sept. 29th at noon, the
Histonc Hampton House
Community Trust will honor
three outstanding Miamians
at a luncheon,'fundraiser The
event will be held at the Church
of the Open Door. 6001 NW
8th Ave. Call 305-638-5800 for
more information.

Our beloved priest Rev.
Canon Richard L. Marquess
Barry will retire in December
after a wonderful career of
35 years as the leader of his
flock at Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church. The community
is welcome to join us on
December 1st at 10 a.m. for
Very sorn- to have heard
of Samuel Smith's demise.
Samuel was a "WVildcat" who
was marred to the late Ruth
Heild Smith and father of S.
Stanley Smith III and Alan
C. Smith.
Get well wishes and oui
sincere hopes for a speedy
recovery: Naomi A. Adams,
Edith J. Coverson, Vera
Wyche, Gloria Bannister,
Maureen Bethel, Inez M.

Johnson, i
Veronica ----- .-
O'Berry, Lottie M. Brown,
Ernestine Ross-Collins,
Harry Dawkins, Deacon
Doris Ingraham, Frankie
Rolle, Princes Lamb, Shirley
Bailey, Geneva Bethel
Sands, Evangeline Gibson
and Grace H. Patterson.
Those with birthdays in
June. July and August from
St. Agnes are sponsoring four
hours of pleasure on "The
Jungle Queen" on Sept. 22nd.
A hilarious \'ariety show will
be enjoyed by all with good
food: barbecue ribs, chicken
and shrimp will be served. Call
Robin Moncur or any member
of the "Summer Season."
Theophilus and Sherry
Davis Williams returned

22 years, has, for the Past
three years, been channel-
ing his jazz roots. So he w\as
eager when the Old Dillard
Museum invited him down to
South Florida for Cannonball
Birthday Concert at the Bro-
ward Center, a gig celebrating
what would have been his un-
cle's 84th birthday. The pia-
nist will perform a handful of
Cannonball classics ("There's
no way \we don't play "Mercy.
Mercy. Mercy") with former
Nat Adderley Sr. sideman Vin-
cent Herring. Nat Adderley
protege Longineu Parsons,
Cannonball Quintet drum-
mer Roy McCurdy and bassist
Tretor Ware.
"Cannonball" Adderles was
revered in South Florida for
educating students at Dillard
High then Fort Lauderdale's

home to visit her mother and
father. George and Beatrice
Davis and the Davis family.
Sherry and Theophilus live
Fayetteville. GA.
On Sunday Aug. 26th at
the Episcopal Church of the
Transfiguration. three lovely
young ladies. Ashley Roberts,
Jada Servance and Tomia
Phillips. were installed as
"Junior" Daughters of the King
by Father Terrance Taylor
under the direction of Emma
Burnside, Aurentia Ware and
Shantay Sharpe, president.
On Aug. 18th, Vonna
Richardson celebrated her
birthday (Aug. 6thl with a
"wig-wearing wine-bringing
white party" that was full of
fun, frolic and festivit-.
The baby shower honoring
Erica and Stefan De Simone,
Sat. Aug. 23rd. at the Church
of Transfiguration turned out
to be an eventful affair. The
theme was yellow duckies

first school for African-Amer-
ican students before his ca-
reer took off thanks to a stint
playing alto sax for the Miles
Davis Quintet. But Adderley
Jr. knew the jazz giant best
during the early 1960s. when.
after the family relocated to
Queens. N.Y., he and Can-
nonball would share the same
apartment bedroom.
"We played Scrabble and
board games and watched a
lot of TV game shows when
dad and Cannonball were
home. They never played jazz
on the turntable. I realize now
that it's because they were
burnt out on it. says Adderley
Jr., referring to the Quintet's
long hiatus from home. "I cer-
tainly didn't lore it when they
were gone so much.'
Adderley Jr.. who arranged

and each guest had the honor
of taking one home Erica is
the daughter of William and
Gloria Evans
Shalisa Gee-Williams
celebrated her birthday Sept.
8th with a stiletto party in
her home in Atlanta. GA with
her co-workers, family and
friends. E-eryone wore their
highest and sexiest shoes. A
wonderful time was enjoyed
by all.
Hearty congrats and
gratitude to two wonderful
people who have served Saint
Agnes for many years: Willie
Neal. an usher for 51 years.
was its most recent president:
Morris Farrington is the
newly-elected president of the
Usher's Guild.
Geneva Barnes served the
Hospitality Guild for many
years as it's chairman. Newly
appointed heads are Robin
Moncur and Fredricka J.

Happy birthday, Uncle Cannonball

Nat Adderley, Jr. salutes his late uncle, jazz legend Julian

'Cannonball' Adderley, with a show at Broward Center

By Phillip Valys

Although Nat Adderley Jr
has plenty of jazz in his genes
- his father was the cornet-
wielding composer who per-
formed and recorded with his
uncle, famed alto saxophonist
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
- don't expect him to seem
surprised that his career
skewed into pop and R&B.
The 57-year-old pianist.
born in the Panhandle town
of Quincy, barely remembers
his father's stint touring in
the Cannonball Adderley
Quintet, pumping out soul
jazz with double-bassist Sam
Jones and drummer Louis
Hayes. He was an infant when
Cannonball served as a band
instructor to students at Fort
Lauderdale s Dillard High
School in the mid-1950s.
"My dad was absent nine.
10 months out the year, so
when he came home, I would
always wonder why this
strange man was stealing my
mom away," recalls Adderley
Jr. with a chuckle from his
longtime home in New Jersey.
"The Cannonball Quintet,
they was the hottest in the
'60s. killing wherever they
went. But my biggest desire
was to write hit songs. My life
was all about pop and Philly
But Adderley Jr, who was
Luther Vandross' musical di-
rector and co-songwriter for

'Idol' names its new judges: Minaj, Urban

By Bill Keveney

American Idol is betting
viewers will like its extreme
The Fox singing competition
is adding rapper Nicki Minaj
and country s Keith Urban as
judges alongside newcomer
Mariah Carey (announced in
July) and Randy Jackson for
Season 12. The four, with host
Ryan Seacrest. joined for their
first auditions Sunday in New
The panel touches most
of the major music bases as
Idol, which returns in Janu-
ary, will have its first judges
with backgrounds in rap and
Idol is hoping for the kind
of ratings success that Jen-
nifer Lopez and Steven Tyler
brought in 2010, says analyst
Brad Adgate of ad firm Ho-

rizon Media. Ratings rose for
the first time in fi\e seasons,
though they fell again in their
second and final year.
Counting pop diva Carey.
'You have three different mu-
sical tastes. I think there's
something for everyone," says
Adgate. who expects an initial
curiosity factor. And "it looks
like the show is trying to get
younger viewers," he adds,
noting the show's "median age

has risen every season.
Nlinaj. 29. is known for ex-
plicit, animated lyrics and
sexy, outlandish costumes,
and has a base of rabid fans
who call themselves "Barbies'
Nashville-based Grammy win-
ner Urban, 44, has 14 No. 1
hits on his resume.
The singing-competition
focus these days is on star
power, from Idol to The X Fac-
tor to The Voice, Adgate says.

Is offering Drama, Motivational Speaking,
and TV Interviewing classes
starting September 8.

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and co-wrote hit sones with
\andross from 1981 until the
late R&B legend's stroke in
2003, says he wanted to turn
to jazz with more seriousness
in recent years, if only to hon-
or his family. He admits he s
still 'cutting my teeth.
"I never got my jazz chops.
or a solo career of the ground
because I was always with
Luther." he says. 'I don't have
jazz chops together now. and
I'm still practicing and work-
ing on it. But I just want to
be the best that I can now,
because something rubbed
off in my youth, sharing the
same space as Cannonball.
We breathed the same air and
something happened.'

Zoe to play Nina Simone

continued from 1C

inextricable part of her politics
and her awareness as a musi-
cian. To create a movie about
her, only to cast an actress
who looks nothing like her. is.
simply, an insult.

Hollywood has a history of
playing fast and loose with the
appearance of Black historical
figures in films. Sometimes.
the lack of similarity between
an actor and a character he's
portraying is overshadowed by
the performance itself, as was
the case with Denzel Wash-
ington playing the lighter-
skinned and taller Malcolm
X. And while a choice can ini-
tially raise an eyebrow, such
as Diana Ross portraying Bil-
lie Holiday in Lady Sings the
Blues, sometimes critics are
surprised and pleased by the
outcome, as Roger Ebert was
in his 1972 review of the movie.
Sometimes. the actor's abil-
ity outshines his differences
from the character he's play-
ing. That's what comedy fans
are looking forward to when co-
median Jay Pharoah steps into
the role of President Obama in
the coming season of Saturday
Night Live. Pharoah is consid-

erably darker than the presi-
dent, but his deft imperson-
ations allow him to channel
almost any major Black male
figure in popular culture.
Still, even when Hollywood
chooses a Black actor who
bears a closer resemblance
to a historical or cultural fig-
ure. eyebrows can be raised.
Such was the case when Be-
yonce was chosen to play Etta
James in Cadillac Records in
2008 The visual similarities
were passable for a glossy Hol-
lywood film, but.many in,-
cluding the late Etta herself-
questioned whether Be,once,
with her sweetheart image.
could play a tortured, drug-
addicted blues singer.
As for the Zoe/Nina casting,
some have taken a wait-and-
see attitude. But most crit-
ics of the choice are under-
standably miffed, seeing as
a how a major cultural icon
who defied the narrow ideals
of beauty is now being played
by someone %who fits squarely
into them. And considering
that the makers of the Nina
Simone flick are selling it as a
"love story," Saldana's casting
adds another layer of insult.
subtly suggesting that an ac-
tress who actually resembles
Simone couldn't possibly be a
viable love interest on the big

Black designers on the rise

continued from 1C

not disappoint.
"This collection is very spe-
cific appealing to women
who enjoy their femininity,"
Michael said. "The silhouettes
are made of patterns that in
some instance are 69 pieces
for a single dress only pos-

sible for couture. Fabrics are
luxe and manipulated for tex-
ture or combined to create il-
lusions of texture and color."
The designers all brought
something unique and inno-
vative to the runway but the
cohesive theme among all de-
signers who showed at the
week was simple- "classic and









Back-to-school bonanza highlights

resources for student success






By Michael R. Malone

With a bustling Back-to-
School Boulevard, thousands
of books, a fruits-and-vege-
tables giveaway and so milch
more, The Children's Trust
Family Expo returned last
Saturday, once again wowing.
children and families. More
Than 20,000 parents and chil-
dren attended the Expo to view
the nearly 250 exhibits offer-
. ing information on education-
al, health and social services.
For the past several years, the
public school system has of-
fered its own -back-to-school
event. With the Family Expo.
occurring in the fall for the
first time in many years, The
Children's Trust and Miami-
Dade County Public Schools
[M-DCPS] teamed up --
working hard to help parents

identify valuable resources
for their children early in the
school year.
"It was a wonderful opportu-
nity to be in one place where
you could go and talk to peo-
ple about a wide variety of re-
sources you could access so
many resources," said Barbara
Biggart, a teacher/counselor
with M-DCPS's Parent Acade-
my. "Parents got oriented about
a lot of programs and had an
opportunity to talk one-to-one
with district personnel about
programs for their' children.
The goal of these programs is
to promote student success."

Among the many "stops" that
parents and guardians made
on the Boulevard included:
information: technology ser-
vices, to, learn to access the

web-based Parent Portal to
view grades and attendance;
community schools, to find
out about M-DCPS' Com-
munity Education and After-
School Care programs; Florida
Diagnostic Learning Resource
Center South, for support and
services for students with dis-
abilities; student services, pre-
vention :and intervention ser-
vices; family services; school
choice/magnet, educating par-
ents on qualification for these
special programs; Dade art ed-
ucators, to learn about school
art programs; food and nutri-
tion, enrollment in the Free
and Reduced Lunch Program;
and the PTA, to know more
about parental' involvement in
your child's school.
In addition, AAmerigroup
Community Care provided
a health mobile and offered

health screenings and Hough-
ton Mifflin Harcourt offered
technology-driven pre K-12
solutions to raise student
achievement. Kids colored and
painted thanks to The Miami
Children's Museum and the
the Miami-Dade Family- Learn-
ing Partnership: promoted
reading through a book give-
"The Family Expo provided
parents with all kinds of very
valuable information in a fun
environment and showcased
the many, god -things. we're
able to do for the community
with taxpayers' money." said
Modesto E. Abety-Gutierrez,
president and CEO of The
Children's Trust. "It's just a
wonderful event and we were
delighted to have the school
system and its Pa-erit Academy
on board with us this year."

M-DCPS students take top honors Studies find more

in academic competition

Two Miami-Dade County
students achieved national
distinction as gold medalists
and a third brought home
a bronze medal, during the
recent NAACP 2012 Annual
National ACT-SO competition
in Houston.
Curtis Holland, a recent
graduate of Dr. Michael Krop
Senior-High School, won the
gold medal in the dance cat-
egory; Lian Plass, 2012 gradu-
ate of Design and Architecture
Senior High [DASH], won the
gold medal for architecture;
and James Jackson, who grad-
uated this year from Miami-
Jackson High School, won the
bronze medal in architecture.
As gold medalists, Holland and
Plass each received a $2,000
cash prize, while Jackson
received a $1,500 cash prize.
Each of the medalists also
received an IPad tablet.
Holland, who has now moved
on to Middle Tennessee State
University in Murfreesboro,
Tenn., wowed the judges with
his lightening fast tap dance to
the "Flight of the Bumblebee,"
from the Green Hornet and
brought the crowd to its feet
at the end of his performance.
Plass, who is now studying
at Columbia University, took
the judges to Africa with her
design of an observation tower
strategically attached to the
world's oldest tree. Jackson,
salutatorian of his class, has
matriculated at the University
of Florida to study architec-
ture on a full scholarship. He
impressed the judges with a

(Row 1 back to front) Curtis Holland, James Jackson, Xerron Mingo,Chance Gomez, and Trev-
on Chambers.
(Row 2 back to front) Imani Jennings, LaFae luHaney, Netgie Laguerre, Briana Hartfield, Lian
Plass, Alexis Johnson, Jane Melissa St. Juste, Amanda Matthews-Pace, Candice Dawson, and
Melinda Lubin.
Junior ACT-SO Twin Mascots Jourdyn and Maddisen DeRise

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beautiful design of a two-story,
three-bedroom home. Jack-
son also has the distinction of
having won the bronze medal
in architecture at the ACT-SO
2011 competition.
A national initiative of the
NAACP, ACT-SO [Afro-Academ-
ic, Cultural, Technological and
Scientific Olympics] attracts
hundreds of the nation's most
gifted young people each year

to compete in 26 categories
within the sciences, humani-
ties, performing arts, visual
arts and business. Known as
an "Olympics of the Mind,"
ACT-SO presents gold, silver
and bronze medals to first,
second and third place win-
ners in their categories of
choice. The competition and
awards ceremony takes place
each year prior to the NAACP

national convention.
Established more than 30
years ago by renowned jour-
nalist and community activist,
the late Vernon Jarrett, ACT-
SO's motto is, "Today's Youth
S. Tomorrow's Legends."
Jarrett, who believed that
early recognition for academic
achievement can have an im-
measurable impact on a young
Please turn to NAACP 10D

students cheating

High achievers no exception

By Richard Perez-Pefia

Large-scale cheating has
been uncovered over the last
'ear at some of the nation's
,most competitive schools,
like Stuyvesant High School
in Manhattan. the Air Force
Academy and, most recent-
ly, Harvard.
Studies of student behav-
ior and attitudes show that
a majority of students vio-
late standards of academic
integrity to some degree,
and that high achievers.
are just as likely to do it as
others. Moreover, there is
evidence that the problem
has worsened over the last
few decades.
Experts say the reasons
are relatively simple: Cheat-
ing has become easier and
more widely tolerated, and
both schools and parents'
have failed to give students
strong, repetitive messages
about what is allowed and
what is prohibited.
"I don't think there's any
question that students have
become more competitive,
under more pressure, and,
as a result, tend to excuse
more from themselves
and other students, and
that's abetted by the adults
around them," said Donald
L. McCabe, a professor at
the Rutgers University Busi-
ness School, and a leading
researcher on cheating.
"There have always been

struggling students who
cheat to survive," he said.
"But more and more, there
Share students at the top who
cheat to thrive."
SInternet access has made
cheating easier, enabling'
students .o con nect instant-
ly with answers, friends
to consult and works to
plagiarize.' And generations
of research has shown that
a major factor in unethical
behavior is simply how easy
or hard it is.

The ease of the inter-
net and a lack of clear
guidelines are cited as

A recent study by Jef-
Sfrey A. Roberts and David
M. Wasieleski at Duquesne
University found.that the
more online tools college
students were allowed to
use to complete an assign-
ment, the more likely they
were to copy the work of
The Internet has changed
attitudes, as a world of iri-
stant downloading, search-.
ing, cutting and pasting
has loosened some ideas of
ownership and authorship.
An increased emphasis on
having students work in ,
teams may also have played
a role.
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The Miami Times


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Three big discounters turn 50

Low-price retailers changed the

How three discount stores

changed the way we shop

Led the way for giving-while-
shopping by donating five percent
of its income to communities
through grants and programs.


A mped up the shopping fun with
"Attention, Kmart shoppers!" an-
nouncing its "Blue Light Specials."

Initial rapid expansion set the pace
that would lead discounter's suc-

Everyone tries to
copyTarget from
the front door in,
and everyone tries
to copy Walmart
from the back door
in. -Ken Niach, chairman of JGA

All groups fail to recover from recession

By Harry Bradford

There are some groups that have
actually been faring better since the
-gi dining of the recovery; Americans
over 65 saw their income levels rise.
And though recent trends may be
disheartening, Americans' incomes
have been increasing over the past 50
Still, another recent report has
shown that America's middle class
has been shrinking since 2008 A poll

taken that year found that 53 percent
of Americans considered themselves
in the middle class. Now only 49 per-
cent do. But these two recent reports
aren't the only ones with gloomy news
about Americans' earnings. In 2010,
the annual median wage fell to its
lowest level since 1999 at $26,364,
according to David Cay Johnston at
Reuters. Real wages also fell last year,
even as corporate profits reached re-
cord highs, according to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics.

way we shop
By Hadley Malcolm
Jayne O'Donnell

Discounting wasn't
invented in 1962, but it
might as well have been.
That was when Walmart,
Target and Kmart were
born, each with their dis-
tinctive style of low-price
retailing. As the three
celebrate their 50th an-

niversaries this year, they
can take credit for much of
the way bargain-obsessed
America now shops. Retail-
ers of every stripe have
followed their lead, making
shopping the equivalent of
"Blue Light Specials" all
the time.
There were plenty of
stand-alone or regional
"five-and-ten" or "dime

stores" back then, includ-
ing Woolworth's, Ben
Franklin and W.T. Grant.
Kmart, Walmart and Tar-
get built on the concept
and brought self-service,
low-price shopping to the
"For the first time ...
there were long aisles of
merchandise, merchandise
was well assorted, and the
customers helped them-
selves," says Walter Loeb,
a retail consultant and
former analyst who spent

20 years as an executive
for May Co. and Macy's.
"People looked for bar-
gains, and that feeling of
bargains never left retail."
It only expanded, with
bricks-and-mortar whole-
sale stores, including
Costco and Sam's Club,
followed by online dis-
counters such as Amazon.
In 1967, discount stores
accounted for 42 percent
of all retail sales. In 2010,
that number rose to 87
Please turn to STORES 8D

Banks facing stiffer competition

Will prepaid cards

overtake debit card?
By Odysseas Papadimitriou

The debit card has arguably been
one of the most popular products
of the past century. It has un-
tethered consumers from bank
branches, allowing them to \with-
draw cash on the go or. by using
their debit cards as credit cards,
do without cash altogether.
Their phenomenal growth has
made Visa and MasterCard debit
cards in particular the most popu-
lar non-cash form of payment. Giv-
en their success, it's remarkable
that the debit card hasn't invited
serious competition. Until now.
In October 2011. the Federal
Reserve capped the amount big

banks can charge retailers each
time debit cards are swiped in
their stores. Without this income,
checking accounts became more
expensive for banks to maintain.
They responded by increasing fees,
decreasing debit-card rewards and
putting more emphasis on prepaid
card programs.
Prepaid cards offer consumers
advantages too. Because you can
only spend the set amount you've
prepaid. the cardholder's account
cannot be overdrawn, as it can
with a check (and sometime with a
debit card. Nor can a prepaid card
affect your credit rating, as credit
cards can.

Prepaid cards can substitute for
checking account, too, and serve

Jobs report will fuel both

By Susan Page

eagerly awaited employ-
ment report released Fri-
day morning wasn't good
enough to significantly
boost President Obama or
bad enough to significantly
help Republican Mitt Rom-
Instead, it was one more
sign of a slow recovery
that gives talking points to
both sides, debating how
best to create jobs.
"The August jobs report
was disappointing, signal-
ing that businesses remain
very cautious," Mark

Many economists like Obama's jobs plar
worry about obstructionists in Congress.

as a method of cashing checks.
And though paying your kids' al-
lowance via a prepaid card will
likely be more expensive than giv-
ing them cash, a prepaid card can
give them experience managing
a financial account, using ATMs,
and budgeting.
- Perhaps most importantly, con-
sumers now have an alternative
to debit cards. The only feature of
traditional checking that prepaid
cards don't bring to the table is a
checkbook. But many consumers
will gladIl sacrifice their check-
book if they can save money, giving
prepaid cards have a real chance
of encroaching on the debit card's
The trick to picking the right pre-
paid card is. firstly, knowing what
you want the card for and then
Please turn to BANKS 6D

1 campaigns
Zandi, chief economist of
Moody's Analytics, told
USA TODAY "But the num-
bers weren't disappointing
enough to sway the elec-
tion. The political optics
of the report will also be
significantly shaped by the
decline in unemployment.
Odds are improving that
unemployment will be be-
low the eight percent rate
by Election Day."
Employers added 96,000
jobs in August, the Bureau
of Labor Statistics re-
ported, lower than expec-
tations and well below the
n, but 141,000 created in July.
Please turn to JOBS 6D

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Rules that
By Robert W. Wood

We all have to pay taxes and
no one wants any trouble. Follow
these three simple rules and you'll
reduce your chances of grief from
the IRS:
1. Keep good records. You
might think good records help only
if you're audited. Actually keep-
ing good records can keep you out
of trouble in the first place. Most
audits are by correspondence: your
deductions will be disallowed un-
less you produce records substanti-
atinvg them; To respond quickly and
thoroughly, be prepared.
2. Respect those 1099s. Much
of what the IRS does is information
return matching the endless cor-

will keep the IRS away
relation of taxpayer identification ask for a "corrected" 1099 (there's a
numbers and payments. Even small special box for this).
mismatches will be caught and can You need a system to record and
trigger bigger problems. There are track 1099s. That's exactly what
different Forms 1099 for miscella- the IRS does.
neous income (Form 1099 MISC), 3. Keep business and personal
interest (Form 1099.- INT), etc. Please turn to IRS 8D
How you han-
dle them year round
matters. Don't just
stick them in a drawer A ',
when they arrive, look
at them. If you receive. "-
an incorrect 1099 (as i
is common), contact
the payor that issued ,- ,
it. Explain the error .
and ask if they have '-
already sent a copy to '
the IRS. If they have.
s f-

Minority "fronting:" Unethical scheme hurts Black businesses

By Harry C. Alford
'NP.4 Columnimt

Sometimes the best inten-
tions can be shattered by un-
foreseen consequences. Such
is the case with the Wash-
ington. D.C's Department of
Small and Local Busiiiss
Development [DSI.HDI)I. One
of its missions is to icrIease
ihe partlic:ipialionii tf C -based
business, particularly small
and minnority-owned firms. It
has b)econme popular for this

department to encourage mi-
nority/majority joint venture
construction contracts. This
sounds noble but it often be-
comes a disaster when all of
the parties are not genuine
and noble in their motivation.
Each joint venture must be
screened and certified by the
Certified Business Enterprise
Office (CBE]. To qualify, the
minority portion has to have
at least 51 percent owner-
ship in the joint venture and
also must reside within ihe

District. The out- wi~ishing to get some of
side partner must those plum D.C. proj-
have less than 50 ects. So, they begin
percent of the joint breaking the rules.
venture and does They contact the
not have to reside DSLBD to get a rec-
within the District. ommended list of po-
The two companies tential minority con-
come together under tractors. To some of
the formal incorpo- these evil prime con-
ration application tractors, this becomes
to the D.C. govern- ALFORD a "sucker list." They
ment. This process is enticing begin surveying the contrac-
to those white-owned firms tors on the list and may end up
living outside the District and with the most naive business

person they can find. Together.
they work on the joint venture
agreement and execute all of
the requisite paper work. in-
cluding signature cards for
the joint venture bank ac-
count. The minority/local
owner will usually declare 51
percent ownership. The out of
town majority owner will de-
clare the remaining -9 per-
cent. They get certified and go
after a certain bid.
If they win, then all hell will
break loose. Quickly the white

out of town firm will sit its
joint venture "partner" down
and start dictating how things
are .going to be on the project
The minority partner's sig-
nature card at the bank has
disappeared. Instead, of 51
percent local minority and 49
percent out of town majority,
it becomes around 10 percent
minority and 90 percent out
of town majority. If the minor-
ity starts to protest, they are
threatened with firing. Thus.
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Study shows that an increased number of students cheat

continued from 4C

"Students are surpris-
ingly unclear about
what constitutes pla-
giarism or cheating,"
said Wasieleski,, an
associate professor of
Howard Gardner, a
professor at the Har-
vard Graduate School
of Education, said
that over the 20 years
he has studied profes-.
sional and academic
integrity, "the ethical
muscles have atro-
phied," in part because
of a culture that exalts

success, however it is
He said the attitude
he has found among
students at elite col-
leges is: "We want to
be famous and suc-
cessful, we think our
colleagues are cut-
ting corners, we'll be
damned if we'll lose
out to them, and some
day, when we've made
it, we'll be role models.
But until then, give us
a pass."
Numerous projects
and research stud-
ies have shown that
frequently reinforc-
ing standards, to both

students and teachers,
can lessen cheating.
But experts say most
schools fail to do so.
"Institutions do
a poor job of mak-
ing those boundaries
clear and consistent,
of educating students
about them, of enforc-
ing them, and of giving
teachers a clear pro-
cess to follow through
on them," said Laurie
L. Hazard, director of
the Academic Center
for Excellence at Bry-
ant University. In the
programs that colleges
run to help new stu-
dents make the transi-

Fake minority businesses

continued from 5D

the promising joint
venture has become
more like "front and
flunky." The by-
laws are mysterious-
ly amended and the
whole agreement is
Since the bond is in
the white company's
name, it has the real
power in the "part-
nership." The minor-
ity firm has very little

bonding capacity and
could not have done
the project on his own.
Thus, the front con-
trols the whole project.
He will assign most of
this work to himself,
which makes it very
This is not business
development. It's pred-
atory, deceptive and
both misleading and
costly to the public.
District officials are
not powerless when it
comes to ending this

fraud. Besides check-
ing the bonding in-
formation, which is
required within the
bid, the authorities
can easily give an af-
ter bid interview with
each party separately
and verify that this
is a real deal. No out
of town majority firm
should participate at
all. Once again Black
businesses are getting
the short end of the
stick. It's time to end
these shams now.

Prepaid cards challenge banks

continued fro 5D

selecting a card that
charges the lowest fees
on your intended pur-
pose. .Prepaid cards
are still largely unreg-
ulated and may come
with fees as high as
$300 per year.
There are plenty of
prepaid cards from
which one can chose,

but here are a few that
offer great features
and reasonable fees:
alternative checking
account; GreenDot
Gold prepaid Visa;
Financial 'Training
wheels' for Kids; Kaiku
prepaid card; Chase
Liquid Card.
No matter which pre-
paid card you choose;
review your options
often. The payments

industry is in flux at
the moment and as
more and more major
banks introduce pre-
Spaid cards to the mar-
ket, the offers will in-
evitably get sweeter. As
long as you know what
you're looking for and
do not get swayed by
flashy celebrity brand-
- ing, you can turn the
changes into advan-

Jobs report shows slow recovery

continued from 5D

A survey of econo-
mists by Bloomberg
News predicted that
the economy gener-
ated 125,000 jobs last
month, and the ADP
National Employment
Report on Thursday
said 201,000 private-
sector jobs had been
created in August.
Still, the unemploy-
ment rate ticked down
to 8.1 percent from 8.3
percent in July be-
cause people dropped
out of the job market,
and labor force partic-
ipation fell to its lowest
rate in three decades.
"If last night was the
party, this morning is
the hangover," Romney
said in a written state-
ment quickly issued by
his campaign. "For ev-
ery net new job creat-
ed, nearly four Ameri-
cans gave up looking
for work entirely. This
is more of the same
for middle-class fami-
lies who are suffering
through the worst eco-
nomic recovery since
the Great Depres-
sion. After 43 straight
months of unemploy-
ment above eight per-
cent, it is clear that
President Obama just
hasn't lived up to his
promises and his poli-
cies haven't worked."
House Speaker John
Boehner said the re-
port "underscores
President Obama's
failed promises to get
out economy moving
The jobs report came
just nine hours af-
ter President Obama
left the stage at the
Democratic National
Convention, where he
formally accepted the
Democratic nomina-

tion for a second term.
He defended his record
on the economy but ac-
knowledged that many
Americans continue.to
feel the sting of hard
times. In his speech,
he said the word "jobs"
15 times.
"When the .house of
cards collapsed in the
Great Recession, mil-
lions of innocent Amer-
icans lost their jobs;
their homes and their
life savings a trag-
edy from which we are
still fighting to recov-
er," Obama declared,
saying he was propos-
ing "a real, achievable
plan that will lead to
new jobs, more oppor-

tunity and rebuild this
economy on a stronger
The report could en-
courage the Federal
Reserve to take more,
steps to spur growth
when it meets next
Both presidential
campaigns have cited
jobs numbers to, bol-
ster their side. Demo-
crats note that the
number of private-
sector jobs has risen
for 30 straight months,
including August. Re-
publicans counter that
the unemployment
rate has topped eight
percent for 43 straight

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on the Capital Improvements Plan for Wastewater Projects
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Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. A draft of the Capital Improvements
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The meetings are to be held on the following dates, at the
following locations:
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tion from high school,
students are counseled
on everything from
food to friendships,
but "little or no time is
spent on cheating," she
A 2010 survey of Yale
undergraduates by The
Yale Daily News showed
that most had never
read the school's policy
on academic honesty,
and most were unsure
of the rules on sharing
or recycling their work.
In surveys of high
school students, the

Josephson Institute of
Ethics, which advises
schools on ethics edu-
cation, has found that
about three-fifths ad-
mit to having cheated
in the previous year -
and about four-fifths
say their own ethics
are above average.
Few schools "place
any meaningful em-
phasis on integrity,
academic or otherwise,
and colleges are even
more indifferent than
high schools," said Mi-
chael Josephson, presi-

dent of the institute.
"When you start giv-
ing take-home exams
and telling kids not to
talk about it, or you
let them carry smart-
phones into tests, it's
an invitation to cheat-
ing," he said.
The case that Har-
vard revealed in late
August involved a take-
home final exam in an
undergraduate course
with 279 students. The
university has not yet
held hearings on the
charges, which may

take months to resolve.
Officials said simi-
larities in test papers
suggested that nearly
half the class had bro-
ken the rules against
plagiarism and work-
ing together; some of
the accused students
said their behavior was
innocent, or fell into
gray areas.
McCabe's surveys,
conducted around the
country, have found
that most college stu-
dents see collaborat-
ing with others, even

when it is forbidden,
as a minor offense or
no offense at all. Near-
ly half take the same
view of paraphrasing
or copying someone
else's work without at-
tribution. And most
high school teachers
and college professors
surveyed fail to pursue
some of the violations
they find.
Experts say that
along with students,
schools and technol-
ogy, parents are also to


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Tools for life: Nonprofit outreach growing

By Anne Geggis

The health check-up
that is the prize for the
winner of this spelling
bee could mean the
difference between.life
and death.
But all the partici-
pants in this game at
the Women's Circle are
getting a chance to live
The center has qui-
etly grown to a hand-
ful of women getting
a free English class
at the Community
Care Center to include
more than 100 women
choosing from 29 of-
ferings in English in-
struction, computer
skills, sewing and job
skills. No questions
are asked here about
income or immigration
The idea is to help
whoever walks in.
"A good friend told
me about it," said stu-
dent Joseline Mesidor,
who has lived for 18 of
her 54 years in Boyn-
ton Beach, after com-
ing from her native
Haiti. "I told my friend
about it."
.Now the nonprofit
is looking at its third
expansion since that


Roselande Dieujuste (front) and Marie Mi-
raquise Finance (rear).

first English class in
2000, hoping to amass
the donations to build
on land adjacent to its
current building, lo-
cated at 912 Southeast
Fourth Street.

$200,000 BUDGET
Most of the nearly
$200,000 budget -
double its 2009 bud-
get comes from pri-
vate donors. The City
of Boynton Beach
.gave the center an
interest-free loan of
$100,000 from the city,
got them their current

1,200-square foot fa-
cility in 2010, however.

Volunteers power a
good portion of the ef-
"Close to 90 to 92
percent of whatever is
donated goes directly
to individuals and is
not used by adminis-
trative expenses," said
Dennis Blanz, trustee
of the William and
Helen Thomas Chari-
table Trust which has
given to the center for

LeBron X jumps, but not past $300

High-tech sneaker will cost

$270; Nike says criticism
wasn't factor in price
By Shelly Banjo

Nike Inc.'s NKE +1.14 percent new
LeBron X basketball shoes won't
break the $300 mark after all but
they will still be among the most ex-
pensive sneakers ever released.
The Beaverton, Ore., footwear
maker disclosed the official retail
price of the sneaker on Thursday,
saying the technology-embedded
shoe will go on sale with a limited
release starting Sept. 22 for $270.
A less expensive version that
doesn't contain Nike+ sensors -
which track how high players jump
and how far they run will sell for
$180, it said.
The anticipated price of the shoe,
named after Miami Heat basket-
ball star LeBron James, spurred
criticism from the National Urban
League and some consumers af-
ter The Wall Street Journal, citing
footwear analysts, reported that it
could retail for more than $300.
The Urban League's president,
Marc H. Morial, called Nike insen-
sitive for raising sneaker prices at
a time when many consumers were
financially stretched during the
back-to-school shopping season. He
also decried outbreaks of violence
and mayhem that have marred re-
leases of some hyped Nike shoes.
Nike declined to respond to the
National Urban League's com-

ments. The t -.
company said 4
general criti-
cism over the
shoe's price '
wasn't a factor
in setting the
final price for
the LeBron X.
"The price
hadn't been set
yet and people
were react- LEBRON JAMES,
ing to some-
thing that isn't accurate," said Nike
spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi.
Still, the $270 LeBron X shoe
remains the sneaker series' most
expensive version yet. Earlier this
'year, Nike sold the LeBron 9 PS
Elite for $250 and a lesser-expen-
sive LeBron 9 for $170.
Nike sold the first shoe in the
LeBron series, the Nike Air Zoom
Generation, for $110 back in 2003.
"This is still the single most ex-
pensive commercial pair of shoes
they've ever sold," said Matt Powell,
an analyst at sporting godds re-
searcher SportsOneSource.
He noted that Nike has surpassed
the price with limited-edition sneak-
ers, including a snakeskin version
of its famous Air Force One sneaker
that sold for $2,500 in honor of the
shoe's 25th anniversary.
To offset shrinking profit mar-
gins, Nike has been systematically
raising shoe and clothing prices
by five percent to, 10 percent as
its labor, materials and shipping
Please turn to LEBRON 10D

the past three years,
including a $35,000
grant this year. "I see
them doing an awful
lot of good for a rela-
tively small amount of
Two Roman Catholic
nuns started the cen-
ter after canvassing
the needs in the com-
munity. Now, about 77
percent of the clientele
here Is composed of
Haitian immigrants,
but there are also
Latinas and English-

speaking Americans.
Sister Joan Carusil-
lo, who was with the
current executive di-
rector Sister Lorraine
Ryan at the center's
start, said that their
focus on women was
obvious immediately.
"Women make up
the bulk of the world's
poor," said Carusillo,
81, who retired last
year from the center
to her current part-
time role. "And they
are taking care of

the children."

Gilda Galdo, the
education program
coordinator for the
Women's Circle, said
that she knows very
well what it's like to
be in a new country
as an adult learner,
unfamiliar with the
language of your new
home. She moved to
Japan for 10 years af-
ter growing up in the

"You feel so help-
less," she said.
After the spelling
bee semifinal round,
instructor Gigi Dol-
cine peppered her
class of 10 women
with questions about
the meaning behind
the essay on 9/11 they
had just read together.
There was some ex-
planation about the
oddities of English.
"Hijack doesn't
mean you are saying,

'Hi, Jack,'" Dolcine
Bakers bake cakes,
she explained. And
hijackers hijack air-
After Wednesday "If
tomorrow someone
asks you what's Patri-
ot's Day, what are you
going to say?" the vol-
unteer teacher asked.
After a pause, Rose-
lande Dieujuste, 37,
responded: "It's a me-
morial day because of
Sept. 11."

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Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
Sipevize Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da on September 27, 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
(#15515) City Clerk



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percent, Loeb says,
citing data from Con-
sumer Reports.
"Discounting today
is a way of life," Loeb
Oddly enough, com-
panies founded by
Sam Walton, George
Dayton and Sebastian
Kresge all gave the
concept of a high-vol-
ume store with lower-

price merchandise a
try in the same year.
Odder -still, it was S.S.
Kresge's Kmart the
now-beleaguered of
the trio that set
the standards for dis-
count retailing that
the others built upon.
Kmart expanded
the fastest of the
three, growing to
hundreds of stores
by the mid-'70s, vs. a
few dozen Targets and
Walmarts. Kmart's

rapid growth and
hugely popular Blue
Light Specials made it
an early leader.
"Kmart brought the
carnival aspect of
shopping the idea
of deal and excitement
around price," says
Ken Nisch, chairman
of retail branding and
design firm JGA.
Nisch recalls his de-
light as a child when
the arrival of Kmart
into the Toledo, Ohio,

suburbs meant the
end of long trips
downtown with his
mother and brother
to visit the rundown
Tiedtke's department
With Kmart's big
parking lot, wide
aisles, shopping carts
and bright fluorescent
lights, "it was sort of
like Oz had opened
up," he says. Kmart,
he says, had "all the
things the middle

class wanted," such as
brand names includ-
ing Jockey and Levi's.
Looking back, retail
experts say it was no
accident that each of
the three chains start-
ed far away from the
East and West Coasts.
The chains' lead-
ers were responding
to the post-World War
II growth in Middle
"The most important
thing was that Ameri-

can suburban living
was exploding," Loeb
says. "Because of that,
the need for stores in
the neighborhoods
was immediate."
Walmart founder
Sam Walton went even
further out to rural
areas, opening his
first store in Rogers,
Ark., where the near-
est city was Tulsa, two
hours away, says Alan
Dranow, senior direc-
tor for heritage and

marketing at Walmart.
"He saw the oppor-
tunity to serve the
underserved," Dranow
says. "If you look at
how the company
grew, it really grew in
the heartland."
Walton understood
the reach and power
of the agrarian econ-
omy, and felt farmers
needed an affordable
place to shop, says
Allen Questrom, who
has been CEO of Fed-

erated Department
Stores, Neiman Mar-
cus, Barney's and J.C.
Penney. While depart-
ment store executives
including himself
"kind of looked down
our noses at discount
stores," Questrom
says he admired their
Each of the chains
made a lasting con-
tribution to retail that
continues to be ex-
panded upon today.

August jobs report: Hiring

slows, unemployment falls

By.Steve Hargreaves

(CNNMoney) The
labor market lost mo-
mentum last month
as job growth fell to a
disappointingly slow
pace. The unemploy-
ment rate also fell, as
more people stopped
looking for. jobs. The
economy added 96,000
jobs in August, down
from 141,000 jobs in
July, the Department
of Labor said last week.
Meanwhile, the un-
employment rate fell
to 8.1 percent from 8.3
percent in July. Flor-
ida's unemployment
rate is currently 8.8
Economists polled
by CNNMoney were
expecting 120,000
jobs to be added in the
month, and the unem-
ployment rate to re-
main unchanged.

The unemployment
rate fell largely be-
cause 368,000 people
stopped looking for
work. Just 63.5 per-
cent of the working age

population was either
employed or actively
looking for work a
30-year low, according
to Capital Economics.
"These numbers are
not very strong," said
Joseph LaVorgna,
chief U.S. economist at
Deutsche Bank. "The
job market is improv-
ing, but only gradu-
At least 150,000 jobs
need to be created
each month to simply
keep pace with the
growing population.
In addition to the
large number of peo-
ple leaving the work-
force, LaVorgna said
two other disappoint-
ing sings were that the
number of hours peo-
ple worked remained
flat and wages were
The Labor Depart-
ment also revised
down the job numbers
for the two previous
months, resulting in
41,000 fewer jobs cre-
ated than originally
"Clearly, it's disap-
pointing, but it's not
horrible," said Scott
Brown, chief econo-
mist at the invest-

ment management
firm Raymond James.
"We're not losing jobs."
Employment in res-
taurants and bars in-
creased by 28,000, a
sign that people may
have more disposable
income. Professional
and technical service
jobs rose by 27,000,
and the health care
industry added 17,000
In August, manufac-
turing was particular-
ly hard hit, shedding
15,000 jobs. The gov-
ernment continued to
shed jobs, losing an-
other 7,000 positions.
The report was not
good news for the
Obama administra-
tion, which was likely
hoping for a much
stronger report just
two months before the
The overall job mar-
ket still has a long,
way to go to recover
from the financial cri-
sis. Three years after
the recession ended,
roughly 12.5 million
Americans remain
unemployed and 40
percent of them have
been so for six months
or more.

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do things with a dual
motive like a pleasant
lunch with a business
colleague, a boon-
doggle with your best
customer or buying

vestment. But your tax
life will be easier if you
avoid morphing per-
sonal into business,
Deducting the cost
of your divorce be-
cause your business is

ng a mis-

erable vacation with a
client; or
Claiming your hob-
by was really for profit.
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personal lives. Simple
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Haymon, Sharrella 4606 NW 21st Ave APT E Lamas, Sara 70 E 7Th St #105
Helmle, Elizabeth M 9341 Collins Ave #602 Lantang, Karen B 1775 NE 2Nd Ave APT 4
Hendrickson, Ruth M 8228 NE 8Th Ct Lara, DanielaA 4210 SW 109th Ct
Henry, Leon V 12520 SW 203Rd St Lassegue, Paul 7615 NW 2Nd Ave 304
Hemandez, Adon 1521 SW 2nd St4 Layastida, Manuel I 2015 SW 3Rd ST #4
Hemandez, Diana M 8567 Coral Way 373 Law, Dionisio 2620 NW 32Nd St #2
Hernandez, Jose 2748 NW 106th St Lawson, Antoinette N 1717 NW 69Th ST
Hemandez, Kieffer I 5101 Collins Ave APT 5L Lazare, Jeanne E 191 NE 75Th St #503
Hemandez, Regla 971 E 13Th St Leon, Guillermina 1805 SW 104th CT
Hemandez, Yolanda M 9917 W Okeechobee Rd APT 4110 Leon, Juana H 2484 NW 30Th St
Hemandez, Zoila 720 NW 27Th Ct #12 Leon, Qfelia 8370 SW 33Rd Ter
Hemdon, Maria 3616 SW 113Th Ct Levy, Dimmoriah W 761 NW 45Th ST
Hill, Annie L 6083 SW 62Nd Ter Lewis, Havlock K 1550 NE 191St St #112
Hill, Barocus 7708 NW 14Th Ct Leyva German, Aldo 6175 W 20Th AVE #113
Hobbs Morgan, Derrick L 17000 NW 67Th Ave APT 328 Liddle, Z A 10125 N Miami Ave
Hodge, Robert I 258 NW 81St St Lindsey SR, Kennedy V 3501 NW 8Ti Ave
Hodges, Anthony J 12750 NW 27Th Ave APT 103 Linton, Xavier L 11530 SW 142Nd St
Hoffa, John L 17000 N Bay Rd APT 409 Llano, Alain 3030 NW 159Th St
Holmes, Elijah L 775 NW 83Rd TER Llarena, Lourdes P 2488 NW 34Th St
Hood, Wayne 10856 SW 222Nd Dr Loffredo, Pauline E 19301 SW 87Th Ave
Home, Chante T 1610 NW 4Th Ave APT 14 F Londono, Bernardo L 19777 E Country Club DR
Howlett SR, John S 8415 SW 156Th St Londono, Patricia M 15840 SW 140Th CT
Hubbert, Ronald 2737 SW 77Th Ct. Lopez JR, Lester E 13512 SW 62nd Ln
Hudson, Randle 12745 NW 17Th PI. Lopez Ojeda, Florentino 417 SW 32Nd Ave #2
Hudson, Theola 0 2335 NW 43Rd ST Lopez, Derek 10212 SW 21St Ter

Hughes JR, Alonzo

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Lopez, Luis

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Humphrey, Markease K 15610 SW 299Th ST Lopez, Roy G 15803 Fairway Heights Blvd
Ignacio, TeodoricoA 810 NE 182Nd Ter Lopez, Waldo 7745 SW 161St Ave
Illescas, Katerina A 14718 SW 108Th St Lopez-Ona SR, Carlos 9150 Fontainebleau BLVD #108
Jackson, Brenda L 2400 NW 60Th St Lowe, Reuben V 4847 NW 1.2Th Ave
Jackson, Joyce A 2301 NW 119Th St #106 Lowen, Anthony 80 SW 116Th Ct
Jackson, Kevin L 9560 NW 20Th Ave Ludlow JR, Nathaniel K 1885 NW 51StTer
Jackson, Reginald W 19618 NW 29Th PL Lugo, Hector 1040 Spring Garden Rd #113
Jackson, Stanley C 4000 NW 191St Ter Lumpkin, Mary J 119 NW 70Th St #3
Jaen, Linda C 30620 SW 157Th Ave Machado, Ramon A 2445 SW 18Th St
James JR, Marcellus 7050 NW 10Th Ave Mack JR, James E 130 SW 4Th AVE APT 2
James,'Charles C 790 Morningside Dr Mareus, Andocles 7615 NW 2Nd Ave #302
James, Harry L 1950 NW 2nd Ct #11 Marrero, Adolfina 1637 SW 12Th StAPT 1
James, Mercedes T 2709 NW 24Th Ave Marshall, Walter 20640 NW 37Th Ct
Jaramillo, Maria L 1173 NW 125Th PI #204 Martin, Monique M 8615 NW 8Th St APT 111
Jean Pierre, Vikins 1120 NE 153Rd TER Martin, Rosa L 6312 NW 2Nd PI
Jeai-Baptiste, Acceline 8501 NE3RdAve Martinez, Adela 1131 NW 24Th Ct
Jefferson, Terrence B 1460 NW 68Th Ter Martinez, Maria N 70 E 8Th St#1
Jenkins, Cecilia 14421 Jackson St Martinez, Rene 580 SE 2nd St
Jenkins, Horecia L 5700 NW 23Rd Ave Martinez, Rolando A 11520 SW 80Th St
Jenkins, Jerry 6937 NW 6Th Ct Martinez, Sarah 64 W 34Th St
Jennings, Benjamin F 11700 W Golf Dr APT D204 Martinez, Victoria 3667 S Miami Ave #117
Jeune, Wiljims 25410 SW 107th Ct Marty, Leonessys R 181 E 40Th St
Jimenez, Conchita 2655 Collins Ave #1801 Maunete, Jose 11918 SW 38Th Ter
Johnson, Bruce 17527 SW 104Th Ct Mayo SR, Jose M 370 NE 13Th St
Johnson, Catherine M 16901 SW 89Th Ave Mayo, Arthur 3146 NW 58Th St
Johnson, Chinneco R 1156 Sesame St #3 Mazzola, Teolinda A 435 NE 34Th ST
Johnson, James N 420 NW 13Th St Mc Coy, Willie L 2911 NW 132Nd Ter
Johnson, Kelly E 3301 Rickenbacker Cswy #C Mc Donald, Toney H 11111 Biscayne BLVD UNIT#1612
Johnson, Richard L 8751 SW 192Nd St Mc Fadden JR, Nelson E 3501 SW 126Th Ave
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Johnson, Bettye P 808 NW 75Th St McCrea, Lasonja E 6238 SW 59Th PI Apt 3
Jones, Anthony J 160 NE 60Th St McCutchen, Marion G 10002 SW 173Rd Ter
Jones, Nancy L 10875 SW 216Th StAPT 431 McGauley, David L 1460 NW 1St St 4
Jones, Willie 22558 SW 89Th PI McKenzie, Deon J 700 NW 214Th St 601
Jones; Willie J 17600 NW 5Th Ave APT 406 McLean, Charlotte E 22102 SW 115Th Ct
Jordan, Lee 2020 NW 84Th St McLeod, Ernest 1550 N Miami Ave
Jordan, Leonard W 14312 SW 154Th Ct Medina, Cesarina M 1750 NW 107Th AVE
Joseph, Denis 12133 NE 5Th Ave apt 2 Mendez, Danny J 8960 NW 8Th St #114
Kaley, Leah K 1330 NW 1St Ave'#133 Mendez, Robert A 880 NE 207Th Ter APT 102
Keith, BeverlyA 1471 NW 10Th St Menendez, Roberto 7515 SW 152Nd Ave APT 308
Kennedy, Richard E 92 NW 45Th StAPT B Merritt, James I 2271 Rutland ST
Khoury, Alexander W 260 SW 25Th RD Messore, Maria I 16205 NW 38th PL
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Penelope Townsley
Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County.
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
Sipbvize Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da on September 27, 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
(#15516) City Clerk



Test-drive retirement before taking it on the road

By Christine Dugas

As Baby Boomers
are moving toward re-
tirement, they're often
called the silver tsuna-
mi. The nation's larg-
est generation grew up
in the turbulent time of
civil rights, rock music
and counter culture;
now, they're unwilling
to settle for the retire-
ment that their par-
ents had.
But there is a di-
lemma. Most of the
Boomers turning 66
have not decided what
their retirement future
should be like. And
they face many finan-
cial risks.
"The Boomers have
always been a genera-
tion of seekers," says
Holly Deni, a Boomer
who is director of the
elder life division of
Locker Financial Ser-
vices in Little Falls,
N.J. "Some of us are
going to redefine re-
tirement. We are going
to find new alterna-'
tives. That's going to
be our legacy."
There are a number


of things that older
workers should do be-
fore they retire.
Many financial plan-
ners are even urging
Boomers to rehearse
retirement while
they're still working.
Last year, T. Rowe
Price launched a free
online tool called Prac-
tice Retirement. l'Many
people spend so much
time working that they
don't think about re-
tirement," says Chris-
tine Fahlund, senior
financial planner at T.
Rowe Price. When they
do retire, they sudden-
ly don't know how to
define themselves.
"We .thought they
should practice retire-

ment" while they are
still working, Fahlund
says. "Practice means
you can make mis-
takes. Practice means
you are trying it out."
Consumers can use
T. Rowe's online tool
to see how long 'they
need to keep working
so they have a sound
financial future. It also
recommends making
a gradual transition
into retirement so they
have.a smart plan.
Experts agree work-
ers should find time to
consider these things
before they.retire:
Know your ex-
penses. "You'd be
amazed how many
people don't know,"

Census: Rich-poor gap widens

By Dennis Cauchon
Paul Overberg

The income of American house-
holds continued to shift dramati-
cally in 2011, falling sharply for
middle-income and working-age
people while rising for top earners
and seniors, the Census Bureau
reported Wednesday.
'Overall, median household in-
come fell 1.5 percent to, $50,054
last year, the fourth consecutive
annual decline after adjusting for
inflation, the bureau said. The
typical household has lost ground
in seven of the past 10 years and
now takes in less cash than it did
in 1996 when adjusting for infla-
The annual income report is
a key indicator of the economic
health of the USA and its middle
class. Median income is the middle
point of households half made
more, half made less in 2011. Only
a handful of groups did better last
Affluent. The income for the
top five percent of households -
those making $186,000 or more -
rose 5.3 percent last year, reflect-
ing the growing value of highly
educated professionals. Income
gains were greatest among the
top one percent, said David John-
son, chief of social, economic and

housing statistics for the Census
Bureau. There is a "widening of the
gap between the top and the bot-
tom,' he said.
Seniors. Those 65 and older
saw household income rise two per-
cent above inflation last year and
12.8 percent over the last decade,
Helped by the steadiness of Social
Security checks.
Big losers: people in their prime
earning years. All age groups be-
tween 25 and 64 suffered income
drops in 2011. Households headed
by 45- to-54-year-olds when
earnings typically peak have
seen a 13.4 percent decline in
median earnings over a decade, a
drop of nearly $10,000 a year.
"You think everything else is
going up, so the rate of pay would
go up, but it's not," said Brian
.Wooldridge, 39, of Newport, Del.,
who's look ing for an inventory
control job that pays $3 an hour
Less than he once earned doing the
same thing,
Other findings:
S* Poverty. An estimated 15 per-
cent of Americans 46.2 million
lived in poverty last year, essen-
tially unchanged from 2010.
Health insurance. The share of
Americans without health cover-
age at any time during the year fell
to 15.7 percent in 2011, down
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After pause, foreclosures on the rise

r.>cr w.,..P.*re in
South Florida and
across the state con-
tinue to increase fol-
tlwirv a slowdown last
Broward Coun.riv ex-
perienced a 29 percent
increase in the number
of foreclosure starts in
August compared to
the same time a year
ago, a. :onuring, to the
r-,..i;,'l-r-,v; li,.igit firm ,.
In P;.liri Beach Coun-
ty, the number of new
cases jumped 35 per-
Fe. i-,T .|,_- of,Irvine,
; dlo, monitors public,
records for f foreclosure
starts, scheduled auc-

ii,')n and bank repos-
sessions. ,
Florida had the,na-
tion's s c-,ondhliglhstl
foreclosure rate after
Illinois, with one in ev-
ery 328 housing units
r-ccRiviin a notice last
month. ForeclosLITre
starts rose 26 percent
in theSunshineState
:romAugust20 1.
Lenders temporarily
halted many new cas-
es in 2011 after bank
deroaththat they used
fLull.\ paperwork to re-
possess homes, Banks
have since resumed
those foreclosure fil-
ings, five years after

the crisis began.
"This is not winding
down quite yet," said
Daren Blomquist, a
spokesman forRealty-
Meanwhile, Cali-
fornia research firm
CoreLogic onWednes-
day said more than
10.8 million homes na-
tionwide are worth less
than the mortgages,
down fromll.5 million
a year ago.
In Palm Beach
County, 42 percent of
homes are "underwa-
ter," while 44 percent
of Broward homes are-
worth less than what's

says Carol Bogosian,
actuary and retire-
ment expert. "But you
need to look at your
expenses, understand
what they are." Then
you can make a list for
A growing number
of older Americans are
also weighed down by
debt when they retire.
"People who still owe
a lot need to work off
their debt before they
retire," Bogosian says.
Not everyone looks at it
that way, she says. But

if they don't deal with
it now, they'll deplete
their nest eggs much
more quickly.
Know your assets.
Boomers can't make
good plans if they
don't know how much
they have set aside for
retirement, as well as
the value of any pen-
sion benefits and So-
cial Security they can
count on.
If they realize that
they have not saved
enough as they ap-
proach retirement,

they still have time to
try to work longer or
lower their expecta-
Nearly half, or 44.3
percent, of the old-
est Baby Boomers are
at risk of not having
sufficient retirement
resources to pay for
"basic" retirement ex-
penditures, as well as
uninsured health care
costs, according to the
Employee Benefit Re-
search Institute.
In many cases,
workers retire as soon

as they can start re-
ceiving Social Secu-
rity benefits. "They
believe that they will
have adequate finan-
cial resources," says
Jack VanDerhei, EBRI
research director. But
EBRI studies show
that many of them
spend down their in-
come too quickly.
One reason: 46 per-
cent of pre-retirees do
not believe that they
will live as long as the
average population,
according to a. July re-

port from the Society
of Actuaries. Under-
estimating their life
expectancy is another
reason they're likely
to exhaust all their
resources, other than
Social Security, in the
early years of retire-
Know your emo-
tional needs. Plan-
ning for retirement is
not just a financial
issue. You need to be
able to replace the
social contacts that
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Miroff, Leone 20379 W Country Club Dr #1032 Previti, Nicholas N 7000 W 2Nd Way
Mitchell, Vincent 13275 NW 17Th Ave Prieto, Valentina 11205 NW 4Th St
Mitseas, Nicole F 8542 SW 148Th Ter Quero, Guillermo J 301 SW 10Th Ave APT 3
Miyar, Pura E 14024 SW 47Th Ter Ramirez JR, Rafael 10485 SW 216Th StAPT 107
Molina, Juan H 9731 SW 183Rd St Ramirez, Alberto 745 NW 10th Ave
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Montoya, Fredd E 11205 SW 1St St Recalde, Steve 290174Th St #607
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Naranjo, Angela 3031 NW 19Th AVE #202 Riley, Schilder S 110 NE 10Th StApt 101
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Netherton, Aderon W 2533 NE 183Rd St Roberts, Isiah T 10175 SW 172Nd ST
Nix, Damian M 27803 SW 172Nd PI Robinson, Raymond A 10073 W Fern St
Nytes, Walter G 14455 SW 288Th St Rocco JRHenry S 4457 SW 136Th PL
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Ocana II, Miguel A 1554 San Rafael Ave Rodriguez, Barbara M 21411.SW,99Th Ct
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Ogaza, Jose M 7972 NW 186Th Ter Rodriguez, Edward 7641 NW 181St Ter
Ortega, MiguelA 630 NW 19Th Ave Rodriguez, Graciela 3150 Mundy St UNIT #518
Ortiz, Mirta R 1712 SW 15Th ST Rodriguez, Helen 1731 SW 24Th Ter
Otero, Maria L 220 W 74Th PI #225 Rodriguez, Leyra 892 W 37Th Ter
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Pardo, Roman G 591 E 15Th St Rollins, Mack A 1210 NW 100Th St
Parker, Dianne M 18680 SW 376Th St Romero, Ramona L 1490 E 3Rd Ave
Parson, Abraham 5919 SW 64Th St Romero, Sharon 580 W 12Th PI
Pascual, Hipolita C 270 W41StSt UNIT#7 Roque, Jesus A 1315 NW 113Th Ter#1
Patterson, Derrick 2135 NW 52Nd StA Rosani, Roberto 382 NW 34Th St
Peeples, Jones 3389 NW 49Th St Rose, Claudius 3260 NW 179Th St
Pelegrin, Jorge L 389 Tamiami Canal Rd Ross II, LeroyJ 4355 NW 197Th St
Pena, Ramon A 6429 SW 9Th St Ross,Andreyev C 1274 NW 39Th ST
Penna, Miguel A 1339 SE 9Th Ave Roves, LuisaA .8567 Coral Way 398
Pensado, Carmen 8811 SW 203Rd TER Ruberman, Perera E 7300 W 10Th CT UNIT #D8
Pereda, Rafael L 2965 NW Flagler Ter Ruiz, Abraham M 14782 SW 155Th PI
Perez Alvarez, Josefina 300 Bayview Dr #415 Ruiz, Victor 1865 W Flagler ST APT 19
Perez JR, Francisco O 6925 W 16Th Ave APT 326 Russo, Joanne L 1511 NE 205Th Ter
Perez, Gladys 12800 SW 264Th St Salles, Marcelo D 1750 NW 107Th AVE
Perez, Jorge 13455 NW 10Th Ave #307 Salman, Maria N 239 SW 10Th ST UNIT #2
Perez, June VS 20166 W Oakmont Cir Salom, Maria 2120 SW 12Th AVE
Perez, Michael L 12663 SW 116Th Ct Samuel, Michael 3696 William Ave APT 2
Perez, Nilda 524 NW 1St St APT 401 Sancehz, Jaime E i80 SW 10th StAPT 4
Perez, SoniaA 1630 NW 117Th St Sanchez, Nery C 2827 SW 5Th St
Perez, William J 511; W 35Th PL Sanchez, Rolando 13230 SW 32Nd St
Perrymond II, Aaron L 18810 NW 19Th AVE. Sanclemente, Jorge E 19945 SW 264Th ST
Peskoe, Sylvia S 3701 N Country Club Dr #1502 Sanders, Michael F 3915 NW 164Th St
Petrillo, Pura 200 W Park DR UNIT #205 Sandoval, JosefinaA 8020 NW 10Th St #7
Pino, Juan B 5701 Collins Ave APT 521 Santos, Francisca 0 661 SW 11Th St #21
Pol, Estanisla C 3901 SW 78Th Ct#7 Sau, Maria A 900 NW 130Th St
Pollox JR, John R 660 SW 6Th St Saumell, Clara 711,2 SW 110Th Ave
Pollydore, Marquis S 2021 NW 65Th St #101 Schulte, Erik G 5758 SW 42Nd Ter
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Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
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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 Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 5:00 prm, at Frederick
Drunjlass Elementary, 314 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136.

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

(n/I l,01) Clarence E. Woods, III, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agency




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Consumers cut credit card use

By Christopher S. Rugaber
Associated Press

cans cut back on their credit
card use in July for the sec-
ond straight month as many
remain cautious in the face
of high unemployment and
slow growth.
Total consumer borrowing
dipped $3.3 billion in July
from June to a seasonally
adjusted $2.705 trillion, the
Federal Reserve said Mon-
day. The drop in credit card
debt offset a small rise in a
measure of auto and student
The Fed also said Ameri-
cans have borrowed much
more. than previously esti-
mated after it revised con-
sumer borrowing data back
to December 2010. June's
figure was increased to
$2.708 trillion,, or $130 bil-
lion higher than- initially
thought. It's also well above
pre-recession levels.
Consumer debt declined
even though Americans
boosted their spending in
July by the most in five

ened substantially from the
Start of the year, which is
keeping downward pressure
S. on spending. In August, em-
players added just 96,000
jobs, dowri from 141,000 in
July and well below the av-
erage 226,000 jobs a month
in the January-March quar-

'E y, Consumers have been us-
-"l ing credit cards much less
since the 2008 credit crisis.
... NA Four years ago, Americans
had $1.03 trillion in credit
card debt, an all-time high.
In July, it was $850.7 billion
-- or 17 percent lower.
S During that same time,
.student loan debt has in-
creased dramatically. The
category that includes auto
and student loans, along'
with other loans for items
such as boats, has jumped
Se s to $1.85 trillion from $1.56
trillion in July 2008.
Much of that increase in
student loans is a result of
high unemployment, which
has led many Americans to
seek better education and
rrionths, according to gov- week. skills in a more competitive
ernment data released last The job market has weak- labor market.

Census big gaps in income

continued from 9D

from 16.3 percent in
2010. The drop partly
reflects the early stag-
es of the 2010 health
care overhaul, such
as allowing parents to
insure children up to
age 26, Johnson said.
Household income
in 2011 was down
4.1 percent from
2009, when President
Obama took office. It
was 4.7 percent lower
than in 2008, George
W. Bush's last year in
office, and 6.7 percent
lower than in 2001,
Bush's first year as
Census counts as
income only cash re-
ceived on a regular
basis, such as wag-
es, Social Security
and unemployment
checks. It doesn't in-
clude the value of
Medicare, Medic-
aid, food stamps, the
Earned Income Tax

Credit, most employ-
er benefits or capital
gains from the sale of
stocks or businesses.
Republican presi-
dential nominee Mitt
Romney said the
numbers show that
Obama "pretends that
he's the candidate of
the middle class," but
he's really "the can-
didate that's pushed
the middle class into
Amy Brundage, a
.White House spokes-
woman, said the data
"show that while we
have made progress
digging our way out
of the worst economic
crisis since the Great
Depression, too many
families are still
Julie Carroll, 38,
is one of those join-
ing the growing ranks
of people with health
insurance. After 15
years working with-
out insurance in food
service and construc-

tion, she just got a
job in August at the
Louisville Ford plant.
"Now, I definitely have
peace of mind," she
Before, "it was either
eat or insurance," she
said. She ran up a
$75,000 surgery bill
that she's slowly pay-
ing off.
The poverty rate
in hard-hit Michigan
declined. Donna Har-
rison, 46, of West-
land, a Detroit sub-
urb, said she's wasn't
surprised. She land-
ed a job last month
cleaning machines at
a commercial bread
bakery. Harrison, a
single mother, started
at $12 an hour with a
raise to $16 an hour
after finishing train-
"It's through a temp
service now, but
there's a possibility of
making it permanent
after your probation-
ary period," she said.

LeBron shoe controversy

continued from 7D

costs increase. It is
counting on its strong
brand to carry it
through a period
when many shop-
pers are looking for
discounts and turn-
ing to layaway offers
to afford big-ticket

The company re-
ports quarterly earn-
ings Sept. 27.
To curb crowds at
its popular midnight
releases, which en-
couraged people to
camp outside stores,
Nike recently set new
rules for retailers in-
cluding Foot Locker

Inc.' and Dick's Sport-
ing Goods Inc.
The compariy now
requires them to
open their doors dur-
ing new releases at
8 a.m. on Saturdays
and prohibits retail-
ers from advertising
new sneaker models
ahead of their official
release dates.

Prepare early for retirement

continued from 9D

you've had on a day-to-
day basis at work, Bo-
gosian says.
One problem is
that workers only see
what's right in front
of them, says Lauren
Locker, a financial
planner at Locker Fi-,
nancial Services. If
they don't know what
to do differently when
they retire, it can put
them into depression.
Richard Lodish, 65,
was the. principal of
Sidwell Friends Lower
School in Bethesda,
Md., until he retired
a year ago. "I was at
Sidwell School for 35
years," he says. "The
first few months after
I left, I missed what I
was doing. I missed
the kids."
It turns out that he
has no problem filling
his time, Among oth-
er things, he works
with the Br-:thc'.d

Cares lunch pro-
grams for the home-
less. He plays tennis
and goes fly fishing.
And he has collected
many antiques from
one-room schools.
Redefine retire-
ment. Some Boom-
ers may not want to
stop working as they
grow older, but they
may want to work
part time or change
their careers. AARP
recently launched a
new social network,
Work Reimagined,
which can help older
workers find jobs.
Deni, 57, was a pub-
lic librarian, and a
few years ago, she de-
cided to become a fi-
nancial gerontologist.
Now she talks to the
firm's clients about
how to age well and
enhance their qual-
ity of life. When some
clIent: want to stop
wvorkirng-,. she suggests
that they use some
vacation time before

they retire to try out
their hobbies and in-
terests and get a feel
for what such a life-
style is like.
After considering
the pros and cons of
their retirement needs
and goals, workers
may realize that they
need to make compro-
mises. For example,
some Workers may
decide to sell their
homes and buy a
smaller apartment in
a less expensive town.
George Joseph is
not a Boomer, but
he can offer advice.
At age 91, he is still
working at Mercury
General, the auto in-
surance company
that he founded in
1961. He comes to the
office every day and
plays tennis three
times a week. To older
workers, he says: "It
is important for them
to know what they are
going to do if they re-

NAACP's ACT-SO youth shine

continued from 4C

person's *.--i 1 '-:.I -n].
ambition and drive,
i,, ,.tlil to create a pro-
P.rirn in which young
r. ]:, I.: scholars receive
the same high praise
as given to .athletic
achievers, More than
2((.our young people
have participated in
the program since its
In addition to Hol-
land, Jackson and
Play's, the following
students won gold
medals in the 2012
Miami-Dade ACT-SO
Competition, making
them eligible for the
national contest: Trev-
on Chambers, Miami
Norland High School
'(dramatics); Candice
Dawson, Miami-Coral
Reef High School (mu-
sic vocal classical and
contemporary); Lafae
DuHaney, 'Miami-Cor-
al Reef High School

(music instrumental
classical); Chance Go-
mez, Robert Morgan
High School (photog-
raphy); Briana Hart-
field, Miami-Jackson
High School (poetry);
Imanni Jennings,
Dr. Michael Krop
High School (dramat-
ics); Alexis Johnson,
North Miami Beach
High School (busi-
ness. entrepreneur-,
ship); Netgie Laguerre,
Dr. Michael Krop High
School (chemistry/bio-
chemistry); Melinda
Lubin, Miami-Edison
High School, (business
Amanda Matthews-
Pace, I-Prep Academy
(poetry); Xerron Min-
go, Miami-Northwest-
ern High School (music
vocal contemporary);
Clarence Moore, Young
Men's Prep (oratory);
Junior Pedilus, DASH
(painting); and Jane-
Melissa. Saint-Juste,
New World School of

the Arts (dance). Plass
was also a' Miami-
Dade gold medalist in
Plans are already
underway for the 2013
National ACT-SO Com-
petition at the site of
the NAACP National
Convention in Orlando.
Information regarding
registration for stu-
dent participation in
the Miami-Dade ACT-
SO competition will be
distributed to schools
beginning mid-Octo-
ber. Principals, ac-
tivities directors, CAP
advisors, depart-
ment heads and other
school-based liaisons/
contact persons will
be advised of specific
dates in late January/
For more informa-
tion, visit www.mi-
so.org or contact Art
Johnson, ACT-SO
chairperson, at 305-

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Sears, Williema 1453 NW 2Nd Ave #3 Vasquez Martter, Vilma 1915 W 54Th St #H05
Sellers, Jinmie 1834 NW 69Th Ter Vasquez, Jorge 14233 SW 111Th Ln
Seymour, Tracy 1952 NW 54Th St Vega, Alexander 740 E 6Th St
Sierra, Idelisa 3800 Cbllins Ave #1103 Velasquez Ramirez, Lis 7300 NW 114Th AveAPT 210
Silva, Julio 335 NW 14Th Ave APT #4 Velazquez, Andrecito 1390 NE 3Rd Ter
Simm, Richard J 4071 Barbarossa Ave, Venegas, Ledy 4525 W 20Th Ave #C-224
Simmons JR, Timothy 6605 NW 3Rd CT Venero, Maxima 5896 SW 16Th St
Simmons, Antonio L 1256 NW 58Th TerApt 8 Verdecia, Maria 3001 SW St Ave #101
Slaton, Yvette D 19500 SW 117Th Ct Veron, Jane E 609 Ocean Dr#H10
Small, Clarence W 1161 NW 58Th Ter Viera, Yamilet 8567 Coral Way
Smith JR, Edward 6791 NW 22Nd Ave Vincent, Mercie 7615 NW 2Nd Ave #113
-Smith, Dirk D 510 r.W l7Th StAPT4A VizcarrondoJose L 1265 Sharazad Blvd #12.
Smith, John W 18867 SW 84Th Ave 21. Von.Hartz, Augustus W '435 NE 34Th St #37
Smith, Kwanedra 0 4601 NW 183Rd ST APT G5 Walters,Joel J 1090 NW 77ThSt .
Smith, Willie J 106 NW 5Th Ave 'Wallace SR, Leon S 2481 NW 63Rd St #K
Smith-Brown, Robin A 1582 NW 52Nd St Walls, William S 6936 NW 4Th Ave
Solana, Margot 411 NE 12Th Ave UNIT #117 Walton, Kirby B 10875 SW 216Th StAPT 317
Soler, Ana M 6437 SW 11Th St Ward, Patricia A 15399 NE 6Th Ave APT 202
Solis, Robert A 10825 SW 88Th St APT 138' Washington, Eddya B 1763 NW 55Th St
Spence, Leslie B 285 NE 191St ST APT 2922 Washington, Lewis 3000 NW 92Nd St
Spikes, Willie L 1301 NW 44Th St Washington, Travis D 22201 SW 115Th Ct
Stephens, Tumette D 320 NW 66Th St Way, Willie M 1738 NW 68Th Ter
Stephenson, Nelvin H 17500 NW 29Th Ct Weinstein, Neal J 425 NE 30Th StAPT 602
Stewart, Pauline V 220 NW 13Th St UNIT #101 White, Danna L 780 NE 199Th ST#208-E
Stratton Childs, Virgina 0 1030 NW 128Th Ter White, James 1505 NW 7Th Ave
Stringer, Anthony M 16001 SW 156Th AVE Wilcox, Rc 22250 Miami Ave
Suarez, Genoveva 2750 SW 82Nd Ave Wiley, Susie P 160 NW 145Th ST
Suarez, Rosa .6485 SW 164Th Ave Williams, Alonzo L 1099 NW 35Th ST
Summerset, Katina S 220 NW 7Th Ave Williams, Damell 439 NW 8Th St APT 203
Tamayo, Tomas A 49 Lenape Dr Williams,. Edgar T 240 NW 21st St #304
Tapia-Ruano, Manuel E 7060 SW 8Ti' St #B205 Williams, Emmanuel N 822 NW 60Th St
Taragano, Evelyn 250 174Th St #1405 Williams, Johnnie L 10790 SW 220Th St
Tasis, Martin ,5151 CollinsAve Williams, Kimberly R 21415 NW 13Th CT
Taswell, Tyrone L 1275 NW 86Th ST Williams, Nathan A 149 NW 11Th St 18
Tate, Leonard E 1211 NW 51St St Williams, Orean E 1355 Ali Baba AVE #B-9
Teeman, Irene 18051 Biscayne Blvd #1902 Williams, Stacey V 411 NW73Rd St
Tejera, Gabriel 1600 NW 24Th Ct Williams, Tavares T 523 NW 10Th AVE #524
Thomas, Beitha L 7700 NW 14Th Ct Williamson, Nennia L 14680 Tyler St
Thomas, Darrel L 14 NW 75Th St Willin, Christopher B 19711 Belview Dr
Thomas-Missich, Bertha 8816 NW 20Th AVE Willis, Marvin T 1475 NE 111Th St 308
Thompson, Melody D 27115 SW 128Th AVE Wilson JR, Errol SG 13875 NW 22Nd Ave #226
Thornton, Derrick W 2270 NW 196Th Ter Wilson, Edward L 1777 Ali Baba Ave APT 4
Tobler, Laronda D 330 NW 19Th St APT 407 Wimberly, Latonya R 811 NW42Nd St
Toledo, Ulises P 800 Washington Ave #401 Witherspoon, Patricia Y 5482 NW 4Th Ave
Torres, Erwin J 10501 SW 108Th Ave 202 Wombie, Lena T 1627.NW 44Th St
Torres, Hemando' 9800 SW 85Th St Wooden, Latrice S 643 NW 48Th St
Torres, Katherine M 12599 SW 207Th Ter World, Cheryl 6401 NW 3rd Ct
Towles, Clinton 601 NE 39Th St APT 233 Worsley, Lavaris L 12115 NW 20Th Ave
Trujillo, Genevieva 1901 NW South River DR #29 Wright, Annie R 3041 NW 102Nd St
Truluck, Beth C 19731 Sterling Dr Wright, Mary J 15615 NW 40Th Ct
Tucker, Freddie G 1385 NW 54Th St#1 Wright, Rashad A 931 NW 203Rd St
Turner, Charles R 28600 SW 132Nd Ave #12 Wright, Sherrell 220 NW 11Th Ter
Ullmann, Gladys B 11369 SW 171St St Wright, Tyrome L 3115 NW 60th St
Vaillant, Billy 1244 NW 39Th St Wyley, Lillie R 2261 NW 56Th St #H
Valdes, Zelaida J 14170 SW 84Th St #F502 younes, Edward J 8411 SW 37Th St
Valdez, Reimy M 4875 NW 171St St Young, Harvey 413 NW 63Rd St
Valdivieso, Luis 20375 SW 132Nd Ave Yount, Kathryne L 9041 SW 142Nd AVE #10-110
Valido, Carmen L 3667 S Miami Ave #213 Yune, Jose 1627 SW 9Th St
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Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
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1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom one bath,
$395 305-642-7080

1210 NW 2 Avenue
One odrm one bath $395
Appliances 305-642-7080

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom one bath.
$400 Appliances
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$450 Appliances, tree

1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath
$375 305-642-7080.

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm one bath $375

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms one bath
$475. 786-236-1144 or

1425 NW 60 Street
Nice one bedroom, one bath,
$570 mthly. Includes refriger-
ator, stove, central air, water.
$725 move in. 786-290-5498
1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom one bath
$425 Ms Pearl #13 or

1510 NW 68th Street
One bdrm, one bath, $475.
Call 786-797-6417
1600 NW 59 Street
Two bdrms one bath, $575
Iree water 305-642-7080
1612 NW 51 Terrace
Utilities included, $500 moves
you in. 786-389-1686
1709 NW 55 Street
Charming one bedroom, cen-
tral air, free water, fenced
gate, off street parking. $600
monthly. $1200 to move in.
786-270-1707 .
1835 NW 2 Court -
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Free water. $900 move in.
$450 deposit. $450 monthly.
186 NW 13 Street
One Ddrm, one oath $450

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

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$425 Appliances

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm one bath $375
Ms Shorty 786-290-1438

20520 NW 15 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths
condos, $785 mthly, first, last
and security.786-554-5335
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm. one bath $450
30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
3301 NW 51 Street
$675 move in, utilities in-
cluded. 786-389-1686
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.
Appliances. 305-642-7080
48 NW 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$600,Call after 6 p.m..
50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthly!
Apply at 2651 NW 50 Street,
call 305-638-3699.
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants.
$675 moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

5700 NW 3 Avenue
Three bdrms., two baths,
Section 8 welcome, $1300
mthly, 305-335-9366.
60 and 61 Street
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 786-486-2895.
8475 NE 2 Avenue '
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,

two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.

Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-LocKa Brownsville
Aparlments Duplexes
Houses One. Two and
Three Bedrooms Same day
approval Call for specials
Free water 305-642-7080
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
Two bedrooms, $800 mthly.
Call Gloria 954-437-8034.


20490 NW 7 Avenue # 6
One bedrm, one bath avail-
able condo, gated communi-
ty, appliance included, central
air. 786-33-8261
20600 NW 7 Ave
One bedroom, one bath con-
do in gated community. $800
a month. 770-598-8974
3948 NW 207 Street Rd
Four bedrooms, two baths,
corner lot fenced. Section 8
welcome. $1200 monthly.

S Duplexes
1000 NW 100 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$1100 monthly. 786-277-
1076 NW 38 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. 305-796-7963'
1240 NW 51 Terrace
One bedroom, bath, den,
$600 mthly. 305-648-6112
1275 NE 136 Terrace
One bedroom,two baths, air,
tile floor $900 mthly. Section
8 Welcome. 954-403-3368,
1412 NW 55 Street
One bedroom, air, bars, $575
mthly. 305-335-4522
1492 N.W 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, re-
modeled, central air, located
on quiet street. Section 8 pre-
ferred. $1069 monthly.
1549 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, air, clean.
305-693-9118, 786-488-2241
156 NE 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath
$675. Free Water

16217 NW 39 Court
Two bdrms, one bath, air, ap-
pliances, $800 mthly.
1631-33 NW 41 Street
Two .bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated, Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987
1722 NW 55 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly, Section 8
Okay. Call 786-251-8515.
1850 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, central air, water
included. Call 786-290-6750
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700
1963 NW 50 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Section 8 Wel-
come! $1200 monthly.
954-303-3368, 954-432-3198
224 SW 10 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, Hallandale
area, call 305-970-3166.

2283 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, air, bars, wa-
ter, $750, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
234 NW 50 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$1000 mthly. 786-277-1096
2357 NW 81 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances. $795 monthly.
2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms,,air, $650
monthly. 786-877-5358
2550 York Street
One bedroom, refrigerator,
stove, air. 954-736-9005
3068 NW 94 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, all new tiles, fenced yard,
$975 mthly. 305-662-5505
3153 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $800 mthly.
First, last and security.
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Tw,, oedrjcoms, one bath,
tile, air, Section 8 preferred.
38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
412 NW 59 STREET

Three bedrooms, central air.
Section 8 OKI 786-269-5643

4621 NW 15 Avenue
Unit B, one bedroom, one
bath, $600 mthly. Air, and
water included.
521 NW 67 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances. Section 8 wel-
comed. 305-751-7151
5509 NW Miami Court
One bdrm, one bath. Newly
renovated $650 mthly, first,
last, security. 305-360-2440
643 NW 75 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, secu-
rity bars, tile, carpet, fenced
and appliances. Section 8
Welcome. $900 monthly.
8180 NW 21 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $925. Section 8
Only, 786-326-3045. -
972 NE 133 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. $2375 to move
in. Florida room, central air,
stove, refrigerator, storage,
ceiling fans, new kitchen
cabinets, flood lights, new
floor tile and big yard. Tenant
apply for water and electricity.
786-488-3350 Mike..
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, fenced yard, enclosed
patio. Section 8 Welcome.
Facilities for the disabled in
place. 786-267-1318
Two bdrms, one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
North Miami Area
One bedroom, utilities includ-
ed, washer dryer, $800 mthly,
$1600 to move in.
Two bedrooms, one bath.


1756 NW 85 Street
$375 moves you in, $290 bi-
weekly. Call 786-389-1686
2478 NW 92 Street
$450 a month, $900 move in,
all utilities paid.
2565 NW 92 Street
Lights, air and water includ-
ed. Nice neighborhood. $525
monthly, $1575 move in or
$263 bi-weekly, $788 move
in. 305-624-8820
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water

Miami Gardens Area 183
Nice one bedroom for rent.

Furnished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
1722 NW 77 Street
$115 weekly, air,
1761 NW 84 STREET
Private entrance, cable. $600
monthly. 305-244-4928
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.
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $150 weekly,
$500 move in..305-624-3966
3042 NW 44 Street
Big rooms, air, $115 wkly,
move in $230. 786-262-6744
3185 NW 75 Street
Access to living room and
kitchen, close to metro rail.
6829 NW 15 Ave
$90 weekly, $200 to move in,
air and utilities included.
Call 786-277-2693
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Miami Gardens Area
Clean room, air, private
entrance. Call 954-993-5657

1022 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1195 mthly. Section 8
Welcome. All appliances
included, free 19" LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1240 Jann Avenue
Remodeled three bedrooms,
two baths, central air and
den. $1395 monthly. NDI Re-
altors 305-655-1700
1341 Peri Street
( NW 149 Street)
Two bedrooms, air, tile, bars,
$1000. No Section 8. Terry
Dellerson, Broker
1460 NW 44 Street

Three bedrooms, two bath.
$1250 mthly. Section 8 OK.
305-305-2474 Luis

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.
1550 NW 71 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $850. Section 8
Only! 786-326-3045.
S 1611 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms., one bath, $900
monthly. No Section 8. Call
1635 NW 111 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air, appliances. $1500
monthly. First, last and secu-
rity. 305-962-2666
169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, wo and
a half baths, appliances.
fireplace and private drive.
$1595 monthly

1740 NW 188 Terrace
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1300. Section 8 Welcome.
1790 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly. No Section 8.
Call: 305-267-9449
1816 N.W. 62nd Terrace
Small four bedrooms and one
bath. 786-426-6263.
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two bans,
$1100 Slove refrigerator.
air 305-642-7080
2010 NW 153 Street
Three bdrms., den, tile, bars,
air, $1,200. No section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
20625 NW 28 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile, central air and appli-
ances. No Section 8. $1200
monthly. 786-277-4395.
2122 NW 64 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Four bedrooms, two bath
home. and garage $1295
monthly Allappliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel: 786-355-7578

2127 Funston Street,
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, newly renovated,
Section 8 Only.'305-975-1987
235 NW 53 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, newly renovated. Section
8 Okay, 305-975-1987
2539 NW 46 Street
Huge four bdrms, three baths,
central air, wood floors/tile,
cedar closet, huge fenced
yard, near metrorail. Section
8 ok as three bdrms. $i450
mthly. 305-669-4320
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 bats
$895 monthly All Applianc-
es included Free 19" LCD
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578.

295 NW 55 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1,195 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

3261 NW 132 Terr
Three bdrms, two baths. Sec-
tion 8 ok. $950 monthly. 954-
3331 NW 51 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air, tile with appliances,
$1100 mthly.
Call 786- 402-7969
3512 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den, $1,300. No Section
8, Terry Dellerson Broker,
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
5024 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 accepted.
CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
5690 NW 5 Ave
Three bedrooms, two bath.
Newly remodeled, section 8
preferred. $1250 monthly.
5947 N. Miami Avenue
One bedroom. one bath.
$450 monthly.

6240 N Miami Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$895 monthly. All appli-
ances included free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel:

833 NW 77 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
bars, air, appliances,No Sec-
tion 8. $1400, 305-490-9284.
930 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, $1,350, air, tile, bars. No
Section 8. Terry Dellerson,
Broker, 305-891-6776.
Two, three, four bdrms avail-
able. 786-468-0198
Nice three bedrooms, one
bath. $1250. Section 8 OK!
Miami Area
Three and four bedrooms.
Section 8 only. 305-218-5151
Miami Dade
Three bedrooms, two baths
Section 8 home. Completely
renovated top to bottom,
wood floors; solid custom
wood kitchen, laundry room,
central air, big corner lot and
ready for inspection. Call
Three bdrms, two baths, Flor-
ida room, central air, $1450,
$2900 to move in.
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. No credit
check. 305-741-8041
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, appliances, $1195
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-
Behind in Your Rent? 24
IlHour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.

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Public Hearing October 2, 2012

NOTICE to all interested parties that a public hearing will be held before the
Historic and Environmental Preservation Board on Tuesday, October 2, 2012
at 2:00 pm in Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, to
consider the following items:
1. 3925 LEAFY WAY
Application of a Special Certificate of Environment for after-the-
fact tree removal, tree removal, tree relocation, and mitigation
Application of a Special Certificate of Environment for tree re-
moval and mitigation in conjunction with the construction of a
Wellness Center

Please be advised one or more City of Miami Commissioners may be in at-
tendance. All Lobbyists, persons who receive compensation, remuneration or
expenses for work associated with an item before this board, shall be regis-
tered as a lobbyist with the Office of the City Clerk and meet all City Ordinance
Requirements prior to the hearing item.
All documents for this PUBLIC HEARING are available for review at the Plan-
ning Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 3rd Floor, M-F 8am-5pm, 305-416-

Should any person desire to APPEAL to City Commission a decision, ren-
dered by the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board at this public
meeting, within 15 calendar days that person shall insure a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any
appeal may be based (F/S 286.0105). Control No. DP-17488

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One of the oldest ad-
ages in the stock market
is "Don't fight the Fed."
Until the economy starts
creating more jobs, the
Fed is going to be fight-
ing to keep interest rates
low and that's good for
Today's job reports
showed only 96,000 new
jobs created in August,
vs. 125,000 estimated
by economists. The un-
employment rate fell to
8.1 percent, but that's
not enough for the Fed
to back off from its poli-
cy of ultra-low rates and
easy money.
'"I think the Fed will
go ahead and do some'
kind of QE3 here small
steps, meeting by meet-
ing," says John Silvia,
chief economist for Wells
Fargo. "The Fed has said
they are disappointed in
the pace of job growth,
and this just solidifies
QE3 stands for a third
round of quantitative
easing, a Fed technique
to keep interest rates low
by buying bonds with
newly created money. '
The Fed's dual man-
'date is to keep the econ-
omy moving and to keep
inflation in check. By
keeping interest rates
low, the Fed is allowing
companies and consum-
ers to refinance their
debts, giving them extra
money to spend. That's
good for stocks.
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Since Fed Chairman Ben
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the second round of
quantitative easing on
Aug. 27, 2010, the broad
Wilshire 5000 stock in-
dex has gained 36.5 per-
cent, or $4.6 trillion.
Further quantitative

easing will also likely
propel gold higher, as
investors fret about the
Fed fueling inflation.
The Fed's job isn't
to prop up the stock
market. But the Fed
wouldn't mind seeing
a stock rally, either. In-
vestors have seen their
retirement accounts
slashed by two massive
bear'markets in the past
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Fourth quarter

rally results in 19-

15 win for Chiefs

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The Carol City Chiefs fought back
late in the fourth quarter to deliver
the Jackson General's their first de-
feat of the season in a quarterback
battle last Friday night at Traz Pow-
Junior quarterback, Trayon Gray,
led the Chiefs (2-1) in a 19-15 nail-
biting victory. The first half was a
one-on-one fight, between Gray,
and highly-rated Jackson quarter-
back Quinton "Winkie" Flowers.
Gray rushed on 17-of-19 total plays
and led the game with 94 yards.
Flowers completed 14-of-23 for two
touchdowns, including a 59-yard
pass-and-catch -the longest of the
night to senior running back,
Trenaris Timmons [91 total yards
in offense on four plays]. Flowers
fared better on passing, finishing
with 234 yards.
Jackson's nemesis was penalties,
racking up a whopping 140 yards.
Still, they led for most of the game
and kept the Chiefs scoreless after
their first touchdown early in the
first quarter. And after the fifth

Chief fumble it looked as if they
were out of contention. But a well-
timed adjustment pushed Gray
to receiver and put senior Akeem
Jones who had been benched
for disciplinary issues back at
quarterback. Jones completed 7-of-
11 passes for 87 yards all in the
second half. Jones and running
back Diquan Johnson also added
to the running mix with about 50

yards each. Jones was able to ignite
Chiefs early in the fourth quarter
with a touchdown, surprising the
Generals after going more than 30
minutes without a point. With time
running out, the Generals failed to
convert after a fumble for a loss on a
kick return with just over a minute
Carol City Head Coach Harold
Barnwell said the game was a great

Win against a good team and would
help them, given the competitive
nature of the district's other teams,
when facing schools like Central,
Homestead and their next competi-
tor, Northwestern.
"It prepared us for something in
the future," Barnwell said. "I just
don't know what it is yet."
Jackson faces American (2-1) 7
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By Lizette Alvarez

TALLAHASSEE It felt like fam-
ily inside the football stadium at
Florida A&M University on Saturday
night. Old friends shouted greetings
and delivered tight hugs; students
clustered in the stands, snapping
photos with their cellphones. Grand-
parents adjusted their orange cush-
ions on the metal bleachers in more
or less the same spots they had
claimed for decades.
A scoreboard showed a rapper
performing in place of the band at
halftime, as the minutes left till the
third quarter ticked down.
But try as they might to enjoy
the game, something was missing.
It felt a little like a reunion without
a favorite cousin, the one who gets
people laughing and mingling, leav-
ing everyone. to wonder whether the
party would be the same without
For the first time that anyone here
could remember, the Marching 100
- the university's celebrated high-
stcpping. ltig-l pliinrg band was
siliinr out the tloib;lll team's hrsi
home game. And hil,: ii:re- were
Mna r) .i determined fans awash in the
school colors of orange and green
r,-d\d to support the team, the Rat-
1':i .. and provide plen'!, .r noise, it
seemed to rise in the v, r on,. key, at
least compared with the polish of
the M.rn l hiin 100,
The team won its game against
Hampton University, but its touch-
downs, and there were three, did
not groove to brass and percussion.
Timeouts lacked their usual musi-
cal score. And the field sat vacant
during halftime, while Future, a
rapper brought in to substitute for
the band, performed off to the side
on a small stage behind a fence. A
few fans even left their seats during
the break to bi,, food, unheard of
when the Marching 100 is spread
across the field.

"They got you ready," Brystal Bur-
ton, 22, a senior from Los Angeles
who is majoring in biochemistry,
said of the band: "You always knew
it was going to be great. The halftime
- words can't.describe it."
The Marching 100 has been sus-
pended for the academic year, one
of the many profound changes that
have rocked Florida A&M since No-
vember, when Robert Champion, 26,
a drum major, collapsed and died on
a band bus in Orlando, Fla., after a
brutal hazing. Champion was beaten
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band director, Julian White, was
fired; and 12 band members were
charged with felonies in Mr. Cham-
pion's death. Other hazing episodes
surfaced soon after, including one in
which a young woman's leg was bro-

The scandal badly tarnished the
reputation of one of the most admired
institutions among the nation's his-
torically Black colleges 'and universi-
Champion's parents are suing the
university, accusing administrators
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Fans said the noisy crowd at Florida A&M's game on Saturday
could not make up for the absence of the Marching 100 band.

by band members who used drum-
sticks, bass drum mallets and their
hands to hit him as he walked to the
back of the bus in a ritual that was
called Cross Bus C for the letter on
the bus.
Champion's death exposed a long-
standing culture of hazing among
the Marching 100 and led to inves-
tigations that also revealed financial
and administrative wrongdoing at
the university, primarily in the band
program. The university's president,
James H. Ammons, resigned; the

of failing to do enough to. stop hazing
and protect students. In papers re-
cently filed in the lawsuit, the univer-
sity argued that it should not be held
liable because Champion understood
the dangers of hazing and still partic-
ipated in the ritual. A friend told in-
vestigators that Champion had taken
part because he wanted to earn the
respect of a group of band members.
Since his death, the university has
moved aggressively to eliminate haz-
ing by introducing new programs,

safeguards and penalties. Still, the
tradition is ingrained here just as it
is at many other universities.
This month, the interim president,
Larry Robinson, suspended the uni-
versity's all-female dance group after
it was reported that the team had en-
gaged in hazing over Labor Day week-
"You always have to be vigilant
about it," Dr. Robinson said. "I don't
think any institution out there that
has had the type of tragedy we have
had here, or who understands the
nature of hazing, can ever wake up
feeling entirely confident that the bot-
tom is completely gone. We are going
to have to keep working on it."

On Saturday, the first game day at
the university's Bragg Memorial Sta-
dium this year, the loss was palpable;
at halftime, Dr. Robinson, standing
.on an empty field, asked'for a mo-
ment of silence to honor the victims
of hazing.
But the desire was evident among
alumni, students and supporters to
overcome the hardships and emerge
"We are definitely missing the band,
but as a FAMU alum, I'm here do or
die, with or without the band," said
Sonya Demps; a 1996 graduate and
a teacher in Jacksonville, Fla., who
made the trip to the game with her
husband and children. "As an Black
school, we have learned to be resil-
ient. We've had a lot of adversity, and
we have continued. We will be strong."
She added, "I think we can endure
anything for a year."
Many people in the crowd agreed
that the university had done the
right thing in suspending the band
and cracking down on hazing. Sev-
eral students and alumni said that
while the band was the university's
marquee brand, the school's aca-
demic reputation was just as impor-

Woods tops

$100 million

in earnings

By Jonathan Wall

Tiger Woods' comeback bid at the Deutsche
Bank Championship came up short on last Mon-
day. But don't feel too bad for the 14-time major
With the $544,000 he earned from finishing
solo third, Woods became the first player in PGA
Tour history to eclipse the $100 million mark in
career earning.
That, friends, is what we call "crazy money."
Even with the increase in purses over the years
- thanks to Woods' popularity there's a good
chance we'll never see another golfer get any-
where close to that number in the future, due in
large part to the quality of today's tournament
"Well, I just think the purse increase helps,"
Woods said after his final-round 66. "I've won
fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has. Obvi-
ously he was in a different era. It's just that we
happened to time it up right and happened to
play well when the purses.really had a nice spike
up. It was nice to have a nice start to my career
and I won some majors early. I think we got some
interest in the game of golf."
Woods has a chance to add $10 million to
that $100-million figure in three weeks at the
Tour Championship. He's currently No. 3 in the
FedExCup standings and if he can put together
another strong week at the BMW Championship,
he'll have a great chance to end 2012 on a high
note in Atlanta.

Dolphins: Maybe change is in the air
Wlirn a franchise % itil a rich cials alike. Nobody likes losing,
history like ili- Miami Dol- not the owners, not the plal, crs
phins falls on hard times, it not the fans. C]haipioins have
makes hliiii,, very difficult for pride and the Miami Dolphins
botihi. iItr int r- ii and team ordlli dlr- )iti what public pu i p-

tion may be now, still have that
burning desire from within, to
be champions again. I spoke
with a Dolphin team execu-
tive over the weekend and had
a very in-depth conversation
about the way this team is per-
ceived by its fans and the local
media. Honestly I could see the
pain in his eyes when he spoke
of the team's desire to turn this
around, to win again. If only
folks would embrace this team
and support them, win, lose or
draw and give them the type

of support they once enjoyed
here. There is another team in
town now that wears the kings
throne, no pun intended and
a huge difference between the
franchises are the way they are
run. One has built champion-
ship pedigree and one is try-
ing to regain it. The question is
will this land of front-running,
bandwagon-riding fans actu-
ally give the Miami Dolphins
a chance to be the darlings of
South Florida again? Will the
jokes ever stop? Will fanatics

ever believe in owner Stephen
Ross and forgive some of the
recent transgressions or pro-
motional blunders that may.
have occurred over the years?
The answers to all of these
questions remain to be seen.
The Dolphins can do their part
by doing one thing. Winning.
You must win. Yes there is a
cliche that says winning isn't
everything, but in this case it
really is. Fans are quicker to
embrace you when you win.
That appears to be the only so-

lution that I can think of, out-
side of a landmark trade of big
three [Heat] caliber. We in the
media can contribute by hav-
ing a more positive outlook on
the team and its hopes and as-
pirations. That has occurred
to a degree with the positive
reaction to rookie quarterback
Ryan Tannehill. So maybe
change is in the air and a
little more winning too.
The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
& Ed Freeman, can be heard
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