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Probe finds

FAMU financial


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National debate focuses on hazing

Staff report

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
(D.Fla) and activist Rev. Al Sharpton
recently held a panel discussion ad-
dressing hazing and the need for federal
legislation, in the wake of the death of
FAMU Drum Major and hazing victim,
Robert Champion. "The High School
Class of 2013 Anti-Hazing Forum," was
held Friday, Sept. 21st, at the Walter

E. Washington Convention Center in
Washington, D.C. College and universi-
ty presidents, the families of hazing vic-
tims, presidents of greek organizations,
students and other stakeholders took
part in the historic panel discussion
on the subject of hazing. Robert Cham-
pion's parents addressed the panel as
well as Lianne Kowiak, the mother of
hazing victim Harrison Kowiak of Tam-
pa. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., was

a sponsor of the forum.
"We are going to get away from calling
it hazing," Wilson said. "It's assault; it's
battery; it's down-right murder and it
has to stop. No parent, who sends their
child off to school, wants to get that call
that their child is dead. We must put an
end to this climate on college campuses
that hazing is acceptable behavior, in
order to become a member of an orga-

By Denise-Marie Ordway
and Stephen Hudak

State investigators ended a
nine-month investigation last
Wednesday into Florida A&M
University in which they laid
out numerous instanc-
es of financial misman-
agement related to the ;-
school's famed march-, .
ing band and university
travel in general. '.
No one was accused
of a crime last Wednes-
day. But Tammy Ham-
let, the school's direc-
tor of special events, ROB
was charged about two F,
weeks ago with eight Interim
counts of misdemeanor
fraud resulting from the probe
by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement.
One of FDLE's key findings: In
2011, 79 people who were not
enrolled at FAMU including
alumni and elementary-school



students received per diem
payments when the band trav-
"Neither FAMU nor then band
director Julian White could pro-
vide an explanation of how and/
or why this occurred," investiga-
tors wrote. "They did, however,
acknowledge that
there was university
policy that disal-
lowed this practice.
Each party indicated
that it-was the other's
responsibility to en-
sure the policy was
NSON The FDLE financial
MU inquiry, sparked by
President the hazing death of
FAMU drum major
Robert Champion, concludes
that a lack of internal controls
and administrative oversight
"substantially contributed to a
systematic lack of regard for or
adherence to University policy
Please turn to PROBE 10A


651,613 now on the rolls

By D. Kevin McNeir

The number of resi-
dents in South Florida on
food stamps continues to
rise with August break-
ing new records. Recipi-
ents in Miami-Dade and
Monroe County increased
to 651,613 over 30,000
more requests from one
year ago. The Temporary
Assistance for Needy Fami-
lies [TANF, formerly ADC]
was 11,568 recipients.

Meanwhile, in Broward
and Palm Beach Counties,
things were just as bad.
Those on food stamps in
Broward increased 1.7 per-
cent to 281,612 while Palm
Beach rose 2 percent to 186,
214. All totaled, the number
of South Floridians on food
stamps has almost doubled
in the past 26 months, de-
spite the unemployment rate
dropping in Broward [7.3
percent], M-D [9.4] and Mon-
roe [5.0]. However, econo-
mists say the drop in unem-



ployment was not due to job
creation or job market im-
provement but because more
people are dropping out of
the work force and no longer
seeking employment.

Department of Children

and Family Communica-
tions Director Joe Follick
says he believes that food
stamp numbers will level off
soon and begin to decrease.
He and other officials say
they are optimistic after see-
ing the growth rate for food
stamp requests slow down.
Please turn to STAMPS 10A

Indicted Opa-locka cop changes plea

By Paula McMahon

A police officer charged
with helping a drug traf-
ficking ring has scheduled
a change-of-plea hearing for
early next month in federal
court in Miami.
Opa-locka Police Capt. Ar-
thur Balom, 45, of Miramar,
was indicted in November on
three federal charges of con-
spiring to traffic in cocaine,


MDMA and oxycodone. The
terms of his plea agreement
are not expected to be made
public until he appears in
court on Oct. 4.
Balom, who also went by
the nicknames "Main Man"
and "Unc" is being held at
the federal detention center
in downtown Miami.
Federal prosecutors said
he was a corrupt law en-
forcement officer who served

as a protector to a ring of
criminals by warning them
of police investigations,
showing them investigative
files and even using his role
as a police supervisor to di-
vert officers away from an
Opa-locka apartment com-
plex where the traffickers
were based.
Balom also sold four bul-
let-resistant vests to the
Please turn to PLEA 10A

Romney video offends even white businessmen

Obama gains from rival's 47percent comments

By DeWayne Wickham

('Ii 1 Kyriakydes has all the
trappings of a Mitt Romney
supporter. He's a white,
51 -year-old whose Greek
immigrant father was a suc-
cessful restaurateur and real
estate investor in Connecti-

cut. Chris Kyriakydes made
a small fortune in the South
Florida's real estate market
and found his way onto cable
television as The Flaming
Greek, a chef who produces
amazing meals with a pro-
pane torch.
But K3 i ii '. de('-- told me
he's going to vote for.Barack

Obama, which means
you can count him
among the electorate
Romney wrote off in
May during a private
meeting with wealthy
donors in nearby Boca
Raton. W
"There are 47 percent
of the people who will vote for

the president no mat-
ter what," Romney said
then. These people are
with Obama because
they're dependent
upon government, see
themselves as victims,
believe government
has a responsibility
HA to care for them, and
think they are "en-
titled to health care, to food,

to housing, to you name it,"
Romney said.
Kyriakydes is no moocher.
He is, however, a glaring ex-
ample of Romney's misread of
Obama's supporters. Kyriaky-
des lost more than $3 million
worth of investment property
when the real estate market
collapsed. He worries that
Romney won't help people like

"I think Republicans are for
the higher-class people who
have got the money," Kyriaky-
des said. "Obama's trying to
help the average person."

To win the presidency,
Romney must rally voters like
Kyriakydes to his side. Last
week, the former Massachu
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Avoiding student

loan default
T he federal student loan program offers flexible pay-
ment plans that are supposed to keep borrowers out
of default even when they have lost their jobs and can
afford almost nothing in monthly payments. But these pro-
grams will never serve their intended purpose until the gov-
ernment does a better job of getting out the word about them
and makes them easier to use.
As The Times's Andrew Martin reported this month, de-
faults on government-backed loans have exploded since the
start of the recession. The number of people who have fallen
at least 12 months behind in payments has risen by about a
third over the last five years, which means that nearly one in
every six borrowers with a loan balance is in default.
The amount of defaulted loans about $76 billion is
said to be greater than the yearly tuition bill for all students
at public two- and four-year colleges.
Many of those in default could benefit from a flexible pay-
ment plan or loan forgiveness. Instead, they end up with ru-
ined credit histories and even higher loan balances through
penalties, and become prey to debt collectors who can gar-
nish their wages for the overdue amounts.
The dunning letters that borrowers receive are mostly in-
tended to terrify them into paying as much as they can as
quickly as possible; they often fail to explain that the borrow-
ers can avoid default by signing up for more affordable pay-
ment plans. A recent report by the National Consumer Law
Center included a survey of 40 people in default and found
that nearly two-thirds of them did not recall being contacted
before being declared in default. This means they never had a
chance to avoid it by signing up for alternative plans.
One of these plans, called Income-Based Repayment, caps
the required monthly payment at an affordable amount based
on the borrower's earnings and family size. Under this pro-
gram, people who pay 15 percent of their discretionary in-
comes for up to 25 years have the rest of the loan forgiven.
There is a similar kind of loan forgiveness program for bor-
rowers who work full time in public service jobs for 10 years.
Critics have complained that the application for the Income-
Based Repayment program is too complicated. Fortunately,
the Department of Education plans to introduce a stream-
lined online application for the program this month. But the
government should go a step further, automatically enrolling
qualified borrowers including people on public assistance
or Social Security while they are behind on payments, be-
fore they officially default.
The department is also completing regulations that will pro-
tect delinquents from being moved into payment plans that
they cannot afford. But it will be difficult for collectors to ad-
minister the complex provisions laid out in federal law. The
better option would be for the department to take the $1.4
billion it paid collection agencies and other groups last year
and use it to establish a division that deals with delinquent
debts and loan disputes.
The Internal Revenue Service took this approach with delin-
quent taxpayers a few years ago and found that it was a cost-
effective way to get more people into compliance with the law.
The government should also broaden access to its loan re-
habilitation program, which allows people in default to get
back into compliance by making a specific number of pay-
ments and meeting certain conditions.
The federal student loan program is meant to give millions
of Americans a chance at a college education, which can lift
them up economically. That goal is undermined when crush-
ing repayment burdens in hard times actually push many
people to the very margins of society. -New York Times

Hunger may be trivial

until you have no bread
In our fast-paced, consumer-driven U.S. economy,
where youth are prone to demand things now unable
or unwilling to delay gratification like their elders did
years ago, there's one thing that stops all dreams, actions
and thoughts no matter how young or old you may be. It's
called hunger.
Many Americans assume that hunger is something that
only occurs in war-torn countries or in Third World nations.
When we have visions of starving children, we often tend to
gi (:l them Black faces while insisting that they live in places
like Uganda, Ellio,.pi,.i or Rwanda. But the truth is, hunger
is quickly lbrtcrnigiij one of our countries most critical, life-
ih r., eLa- iir i- issues.
Have you ever ,t,:a to bed with hunger pains nagging at
you and keeping you from sleep? Have you ever gotten up
in the ,ioniiinii just wishing that you could have a bowl of
cereal or a few slices of toast and bacon to fill your stomach
- a stomach still cmpty from the night before? Have you
ever been forced to swallow your pride and stand in long
lines at a county or state office hoping that you will qualify
for food stamps? Have you ever looked into the eyes of your
children and been unable to say from where their next meal
will come?
The need for food in Miami-Dade County in particular and
i I. four-county area of South Florida in general has reached
levels not seen since the mid-1990s. More and more families
are being forced to choose between paying the mortgage and
buying groceries. And Blacks are leading the way with chil-
dren and senior citizens suffering the most.
I'lcrc was once a time when Blacks extended their arms
and opened their doors to those in our community who were
hungry and suffering. Do we still have that kind of spirit or
have we taken on a philosophy of "me, myself and I?"
Predictions are that thing- will getl. worse and lines for food
will get longer before we see a turn for the better. We must
become our brothers and sisters keepers.

Oe Mfiami Ctmes

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The Black Press Delieves that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism ,Ohen it accords to
every person, regardless ol race creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights Hating no person learning no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in Ihe firm belief
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back

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M I BY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@washingtonpost.com

Romney's class warfare views disclosed

Now, at least, there can be matter what. All
no doubt about who is waging are 47 percent v
class warfare in this presiden- him, who are dep
tial campaign. Mitt Romney government, who
would pit the winners against that they are
the "victims," the smug-and- believe that govern
rich against the down-on-their- responsibility to c
luck, the wealthy tax avoiders who believe that tl
against those too poor to owe to health care, to
income tax. He sees nearly half ing, to you-name-
of all Americans as chumps it's an entitled
who sit around waiting for a government shou
When Romney disclosed
those views at a fundraiser in n an elegar
Boca Raton earlier this year, thick enough
he and his audience had no sees this el<
idea they were being surrepti-
tiously recorded. Romney obvi- licans versus the
ously believed he was among
friends who shared his world-
view, which I would translate them. And they
as: "We must stop coddling the this president no
servants." . These are pe
I am not exaggerating. no income tax.
Thanks to whoever leaked the percent of Ameri
recording to Mother Jones income tax."
magazine, we know what Rom- This analysis
ney really thinks about the na- grossly offensive
tion he seeks to lead: "There are ingly ignorant. 1
47 percent of the people who gests that nearly I
will vote for the president no cans are layabou

P'' IUJL-"INJ] rMALVEAU, lNr.PA Culumnis

Double whammy:

Last week, we learned that
Black unemployment rates
stayed level last month, with
an absurdly high official un-
employment rate of 14.1 per-
cent. Unemployment rates for
Black men fell, while those for
Black women rose. These rates
are way too high and understate
the extent of pain that exists in
the Black community.
The philosopher Albert Ca-
mus wrote, "Without work all
life is rotten" because so many
people value and define them-
selves by the work they do. In-
deed, at many professional so-
cial gatherings the first, second,
or third question is: "What do
you do?" Work seems to an-
chor us to stability, and to the
world. Too many Black people
have no anchor.
While President Obama, Vice
President Biden and other
Democrats have acknowledged
that unemployment rates are

right? There
who are with
pendent upon
believe that
victims, who
rnment has a
:are for them,
they're entitled
food, to hous-
-it. But that's
lent. And the
lid give it to

leave the house when they need
to cash a government check -
or when it's time to vote for
President Obama. Greetings,
lazy bums, I'm Mitt Romney.
Vote for me! The truth is that
Romney is mixing apples, or-
anges and bananas. The three
groups he mentions those
who support the president,
those who receive payments
from entitlement programs and

nt dining room where the self-satisfaction was
h to cut with a knife, Romney made clear that he
action as "us" versus "them" wealthy Repub-
unwashed hordes, makers versus takers.

will vote for
matter what
ople who pay
cans pay no

is not only
but astonish-
Romney sug-
half of Ameri-
Its who only

those who are not required to
pay federal income tax are
not the same people. But Rom-
ney's ignorance is not as shock-
ing as his callousness.
To all the single parents hold-
ing down two minimum-wage
jobs to make ends meet, all the
seniors who saw their savings
dwindle and had to go back to
work part time, all the bread-

winners who ost their jobs when
private-equity firms swooped
down to slash and burn to
all struggling Americans it must
come as a surprise to learn how
irresponsible they've been. In
Romney's view, as expressed at
that fundraiser, the key to vic-
tory is winning the 7 percent or
so who voted for Obama in 2008
but do not belong to the incorri-
gible 47 percent who should be
thought of as lost souls.
In an elegant dining room
where the self-satisfaction was
thick enough to cut with a knife,
Romney made clear that he sees
this election as "us" versus
"them" wealthy Republicans
versus the unwashed hordes,
makers versus takers. Romney
believes half of America is lazy,
dependent and, frankly, not too
Voters will soon have the op-
portunity to show him we're not
as stupid as he thinks.
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The: Wash-
ington Post.

Poor and unemployed

not falling quickly enough, few
deal with the psychic effects
that unemployment has on the
person. For many, it causes a
malaise and a sense of abso-
lute disconnection. Others feel
disillusioned and depressed, al-
though others use their own tal-
ent at entrepreneurship to cre-
ate work where there is none,
using skills to offer goods and
services to their neighbors.
We don't need government
data to validate the pain that
many in the Black community
experience, far more pain than
experienced in other communi-
ties. The overall unemployment
rate dropped from 8.3 to 8.1
percent with Black unemploy-
ment staying level, means some
are enjoying our tepid economic
recovery, while others are wait-
ing for gains to trickle down.
Unemployment data were
released on September 7 and
the poverty data released on

September 12. That's a double
whammy for Blacks. Not only is
the employment situation stag-
nant, with "real" unemployment
rising as high as 25 percent, but
new data on income and poverty
suggest, again, that Blacks ex-
perience a greater burden than
others in our society. The pover-
ty rate among Blacks rose from
27.6 to 27.8 percent.
Some might describe these
numbers as "not statistically
significant," but try telling that
to the 200,000 more Blacks in
poverty. Overall, poverty rates
dropped slightly from 15.2 to
15.1 percent. While household
incomes fell by 1.5 percent be-
tween 2010 and 2011, Blacks
incomes fell by 2.7 percent, the
largest drop of any racial or eth-
nic group. I don't mean to un-
derestimate anyone's pain. All
incomes fell, but Black incomes
fell most. Black incomes hit their
peak in 1999 at $38,700. To-

day, with dollars adjusted, the
amount is $32,200, the lowest
level since 1997. At the top or-at
the bottom, Blacks lost ground.
In the face of this double
whammy, how do we answer the
Reagan question: "Are you bet-
ter off than you were four years
With an unresponsive Con-
gress, I am not sure how quick-
ly President Obama can lead us
to economic recovery, but with
a change in strategy, I am ab-
solutely certain that Romney-
Ryan will plunge us into di-
saster. The double whammy of
poverty and unemployment is
a body blow. Spending and tax
cuts will take Blacks from the
hospital into the emergency
Julianne Malveaux is an econ-
omist, writer and columnist. She
is the 15th president of Bennett
College for Women in Greens-
boro, N.C.


Despite claims we are not better off today J
August was the 43rd straight as successful by the President's given at a speech last month in economic crisis v hern he took of-
month in which the overall un- supporters are grossly ineffec- Colorado. While extolling the "ben- fice. But signs that the economy
employment rate remained above tive in solving America's economic efits" of the auto bailout, which was in trouble were very obvious
eight percent. While officially re- stagnation, may lose American taxpayers over in 2008. As such, fixing the econ-
ported by the Bureau of Labor Adding to the depressing eco- $25 billion dollars, Obama said in omy should have been his first
Statistics as 8.1 percent, the U-6 nomic situation, the number of a moment of frightening candor: priority when he assumed office.
unemployment rate totaling all Supplemental Nutritional Al- "I believe in American workers, I It wasn't.
potential workers (including those lowance Program (SNAP, or food believe in this American industry. In simple terms, Obama mis-
who stopped looking for work) stamps) enrollees reached almost And now the American auto in- managed a serious problem -
was a much more sobering 14.7 47 million in June costing over dustry has come roaring back... making it exponentially worse.
percent. $6 billion for that month alone. Now I want to do the same thing True leaders take responsibil-
For Blacks, August unemploy- The average monthly benefit per with manufacturing jobs not ity for their actions. President
ment remained above 14 percent. enrollee is around $133. just in the auto industry, but in Obama hasn't done so. Quite
It was above ten percent for His- Currently, one out of every sev- every industry." frankly, Obama has not just failed
panics. Women had an overall en Americans depends on food With American manufacturing, Americans when it comes to his
unemployment rate in August of stamps. It's the highest-ever level Obama wants to repeat what he promise to improve the economy
7.3 percent. For teenagers, it was of dependency for the program. did with General Motors. he's made things worse.
close to 25 percent. In the last four years, food stamp Oh God, no! Thus, to answer the question
In August, the economy added spending doubled to a record This continued bad habit of that has attempted to be spun for
only 96,000 jobs while 368,000 $75.7 billion in the fiscal year that the President to double down on his advantage: no, America is not
people chose to leave the work- ended on September 30, 2011. his failed economic schemes in- better off.
force altogether. Is this Obama's hope and dicates that, when it comes to Derryck Green, a member of the
With sincere respect for the change made real? understanding free market prin- national advisory council of the
office of the presidency, the lat- For those keeping score, debt ciples, he must be economically Project 21 Black Leadership Net-
est data regarding employment has increased $5.4 trillion dol- ignorant. It reinforces his inepti- work, received a M.A. in Theologi-
nonetheless adds further proof to lars since President Obama took tude an ineptitude steeped in cal Studies from Fuller Theological
the notion that the policies advo- office. What is the President's re- arrogance. Seminary and is currently pursu-
cated by the Obama White House sponse to this economic calamity? Obama may indeed have "in- ing his doctorate in ministry at
- and have been championed Obama's apparent answer was herited," as he likes to say, an Azusa Pacific University.







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The greedy King offspring are at it again
SIn his "I Have a Dream morial. But instead of being ing for pennies or dollars. They "I Have a Dream" speech. The
Speech" delivered at the 1963 satisfied with this impressive are looking for millions. They King Center which has been
March on Washington, Dr. memorial to their father --the are already making millions managed by Dexter, Martin JII
Martin Luther King, Jr. said first monument to a Black on from King's "I Have, a Dream and now Bernice hopes to
he dreamed of the day ,his the Mall the King children Speech." They successfully raise $170 million from the
children would be judged not saw dollar signs. They have sued CBS to prevent the net- events.
'by the color of their skin but collected more than $3 million work ,from airing the "I Have The famous march was
the content of their character, in licensing fees from the Mar- a Dream Speech" ,without about more than a young
If Dr.: King had known how preacher from Atlanta deliv-
uartin III, Dexter and Bernice ast year, the 30-foot,'8-inch statue of King was unveiled, ering a sterling speech that
would later fight over money mesmerized the nation. Rath-
generated by commercially dwarfing the 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson and the er, it was called the March
exploiting his name, he might L Abraham Lincoln memorial.But instead of being satisfied on Washington for Jobs and
have omitted any reference to with this impressive memorial to their father the first monu- Freedom. With an official
their character. When it comes ment to a Black on the Mall the King children saw dollar signs. Black unemployment rate of
to money, King's remaining 14.4 percent, the emphasis
children have no character. should again be on jobs, not
The latest of many examples tin Luther King, Jr. National paying them. Even worse than Dr. King's speech. But a fo-
is their profiting from the con- Memorial Project Foundation. charging the Foundation that cus on jobs wouldn't put any
struction of the Washington, The fees were charged in ex- erected the King Memorial for money into the King coffers.
D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. change for allowing the Foun- use of King's words and im- And they've already shown
National Memorial. They nation to use King's words ages, the King family has now that is one of their major ob-
and all Americans should and likeness in fundraising told the Martin Luther King, jectives. Had he been alive,
be grateful that Harry E. appeals.and as part of the me- Jr. National Memorial Project that's something 'King proba-
Johnson, Sr. and Alpha Phi moral complex itself. Johnson Foundation that their licens- bly would have done. But un-
Alpha Fraternity had the vi- has raised $119 million of the ing agreement has expired like his children, he wouldn't
sion and commitment to be- $120 million needed to build and the family will not extend do it to make a buck.
lieve they could erect a memo- the memorial. But I doubt that it. So what is their angle? You George E. Curry, former ed-
rial to King on the National any donor gave money to the know the money grubbing itor-in-chief of Emerge maga-
Mall. Last year; the 30-foot, project with the expectation Kings had to have one. Bernice zine, is editor-in-chief of the
8-inch statue of King was un- .that the King children would King, CEO of the King Center National Newspaper Publish-
veiled, dwarfing the 19-foot be able to line their pockets in Atlanta, announced a year- ers Association News Service
statue of Thomas Jefferson .with their contribution. long celebration leading to the (NNPA) and editorial director
and the Abraham Lincoln me- The King family is not look- 50th anniversary of Dr. King's ofHeart & Soul magazine.

BY QUEEN BROWN, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, queenb2020@bellsouth.net

We must unite to combat youth violence
Overtown residents, com- However, we must not give in Park. Later that same year in Bivins and charq
munity leaders and City of to street violence. Our chil- November 2011, four people four counts of
Miami officials attended a dren must understand that -three adults ard one child murder. In the C
youth football game in re- we will not tolerate violent be- were shot at Bunche Park. shooting police
sponse to a recent shooting havior from them or anyone Now another three have been for 20-year-old
that wounded three people at else. They must know that we wounded by gunfire in this dan.
Gibson Park. The gathering 'will call the police when there latest incidence at Gibson Residents in t

was to promote park safety.
This show of unity against
street violence is proving
to be very effective in curb-
ing violence. However, the
residents must continue to
involve community leaders
and local politicians in their
stance against violence. Non-
violence must become a way,
of life.
All those who came to-
gether to lend their support
to the community are to be
commended for their public
r stance. However, parents and
other residents must continue
this united front against the
people who are committing,
.the violence. Understandably,
no one wants to get shot or
stand in the line of gunfire.

SIIthose who came together to lend their support to
the community are to be commended for their public
S.A stance. However, parents and other residents must con-
tinue this united front against the people who are committing the

is evidence of violent or crimi-
nal behavior.
We must not allow shoot-
ings at local parks to become
a trend for local assailants.
Unfortunately, we had sever-
al park shootings throughout
Miami-Dade County, since
last year. In June of 2011,
four children were shot and
wounded as they practiced
football at West Little River

As expected the police knew
from the very onset those re-
sponsible for these violent
acts. After all, the gunmen
were not members of terrorist
or extremist groups; they are
all well-known in the com-'
munity. It took police just
two days after the Bunche
Park shooting for police to
arrest 20-year-old Tyrone

ge him with
3ibson Park
are looking
Jamar Jor-

he commu-

nity must be commended for
taking swift action in assist-
ing police by identifying the
gunmen in both cases. The
City of Miami leaders were
on point by coming out and
supporting the residents in
this shooting and not seek-
ing to shut down the park
as other cities have chosen
to do in the past. The united
front against violence we wit-
nessed at Gibson Park must
continue. In doing so the
message will soon resonate
throughout Miami-Dade that
violence will not be tolerated
in this County.
Queen Brown is a freelance
writer, a motivational speaker
-and a trained crime victim's

Are Miami police doing enough to
curtail youth violence in Little Haiti?
Beach attendant, Little Haiti Retired, Overtown

"I don't know because two of
my friends just got. killed [in
Little Haiti].
I think they
need to' do
more to stop
the violence."

Hairstylist, Little Haiti'

"No. I think that some of
them are con-
tributing to
the violence."

Unemployed, Little Haiti

"I don't think
so. It should
be more police

"No. They need to boost up
police [patrol]
to stop the vio-

Retired, Liberty City

"I realize that it is very hard
to keep up
with all of the

be better."

Retired, Miami Lakes
"Thiolee police are given too
much responsibility and at the
e expeknow that
they are work-
ing hard, but

acles. Some-- *
times you just
need to talk to
maybe it child
because sometter.
Retired, Miami Lakes

of the respolice are given too
much responsibility and home."at t
same time
'are expected
to work mir-
acles. Some-
times you just
need to talk to
your children
because some
of the respon-
sibility starts at home."

BY ROGER CALDWELL, Miami Times contributor, iet3B@bellsouth.net

Can Gov. Scott fire Supreme Justi(

The Republican Party of Flor-
ida and Governor Scott have
decided to hijack the Florida
Supreme Court and oppose
three justices on the Supreme
Court because they are too
liberal and extreme. Under the
leadership of Florida Gover-
nor Scott, the executive board
voted unanimously to oppose
Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barba-
ra Pariente and Peggy Quince.
Many political pundits and
experts believe this is a tac-
tic used by our governor to
maintain ultimate control of
all branches of government
in the state. Theoretically, the
third branch of government is
supposed to be free from poli-
tics and non-partisan, but the
Republican Party thinks dif-
ferent. They think everyone in
the state is supposed to be a
conservative and if you are a
liberal you should be replaced.
This kind of thinking is
backward and it makes our
state corrupt and illegitimate.
Diversity is what gives Amer-
ica its vitalityand the beauty
of our democracy is the merg-
ing of free thought. Judges
and justices are not elected
or appointed as members of
any political party and they
make rulings on Florida law

free from pressure from politi-
A statement released by the
Republican Party of Florida
said: "This ,week the RPOF
executive, board voted unani-
mously to 'oppose the reten-
tion of Supreme Court Jus-
tices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara

the bench, and demonstrates
that all three justices are too
extreme not just for Florida,
but for America too."
'The party statement singled
out a case in 2003, and many
pundits think that it is unfair
to use a case, when the three
justices have impeccable cre-

Making the right choices at the ballot-is essential if Flo-
ridians want a court system free of corruption and po-
litical influences. Governor Scott has been fighting the
Florida Supreme Court, because they have blocked many of his
unconstitutional initiatives.

Pariente, and Peggy Quifce.
While the collective evidence
of judicial activism amassed
by these individuals is exten-
sive, there is one egregious
example that all Florida vot-
ers should bear in mind when
they go to the polls on election
day. These three justices voted
to set aside the death penalty
for a man convicted of tying a
woman to a tree with jump-
er cables and setting her on
fire. The fact that the United
States Supreme Court voted
to throw out their legal opin-
ion, raises serious questions
as to their competence to un-
derstand the law and serve on

dentials and records. Many
political experts argue that
the RPOF and Governor Scott
are trying to seize control of
the courts, and get their po-
litical agenda implemented in
the state.
Dick Batchelor, a former
Democratic lawmaker now
working with Defend Justice
from Politics, an advocacy

group said, "The question for
the public now is, do we want
an independent judiciary or
do we want to surrender the
sovereignty of the courts to a
political Legislature?"
Making the right choices at
the ballot is essential if Flo-
ridians want a court system
free of corruption and politi-
cal influences. Scott has been
fighting the Florida Supreme
Court, because they have
blocked many of his uncon-
stitutional initiatives. If the
RPOF can get Floridians to go
to sleep at the polls, they can
get the governor to replace the
three justices. ,We know the
governor would replace these
justices with three conser-
vatives, and the Republican
Party would complete their hi-
jacking of all three branches
of government in the state of
Roger Caldwell is the CEO
of On Point Media Group in Or-

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Segregation still prominent

in schools, recent study finds

Most pronounced in California,

New York and Texas

By Motoko Rich

The United States is increas-
ingly a multiracial society, with
white students accounting for
just over half of all students in
public schools, down from four-
fifths in 1970.
Yet whites are still'largely con-
centrated in schools with other
whites, leaving the largest mi-
nority groups ---Black and La-
tino students isolated in
classrooms, according to a new
analysis of Department of Edu-
cation data.
The report
showed that
segregation is
not limited to
race: Blacks
and Latinos are
twice as likely as
white or Asian
students to attend schools with
a substantial majority of poor
Across the country, 43 per-
cent of Latinos and 38 percent
-of Blacks attend schools where
fewer than 10 percent of their
classmates are white, accord-
ing to the report, released on
Wednesday by the Civil Rights
Project at the University of Cali-
fornia, Los Angeles.
And more than one in seven
Black and Latino students at-
tend schools where fewer than 1
percent of their classmates are
white-, according to the group's
analysis of enrollment data from
2009-2010, the latest year for
%which federal statistics are avail-
Segregation of Latino students
is most pronounced in Califor-
nia, New York and Texas. The
most segregated cities for Blacks
include Atlanta, Chicago, De-

troit, Houston, Philadelphia and

"Extreme segregation' is be-
coming more common," said
Gary Orfield, an author of the
report who is co-director of the
Civil Rights Project.
The overlap between schools
with high minority populations
and those with high levels of pov-
erty was significant. According
to the report, the typical Black or
Latino student attends a school

where almost two out of every
three classmates come from
low-income families. Orfield said
that schools with mostly minor-
ity and poor students were likely
to have fewer resources, less as-
sertive parent groups and less
experienced teachers.
The issue of segregation hov-
ers over many discussions about
the future of education.,

Some education advocates say
that policies being introduced
across the 'nation about how
teachers should granted ten-
ure or fired as well as'how they
should be evaluated could inad-
vertently increase segregation.
Teacher evaluations that are
based on student test scores, for
example, could have unintended
consequences, said Rucker C.
Johnson, an associate professor
of public policy at the University
of California, Berkeley.

- I .

Workers outside Lonrnin's mine celebrated their wage accord.

South African miners

end their strike

-Brandon Thlbodeaux for The New York Times
Students at F. M. Gilbert Elementary School in Irving, Tex.
Segregation of Latino students is most pronounced in California,
New York and Texas.,

Teachers would be reluctant to
take assignments in high-pover-
ty, high-minority communities,
he said. "And you're going to be
at risk of being blamed for not
increasing test scores as quick-
ly as might be experienced in a
suburban, more affluent area,"
Johnson said.
The report's authors criticized
the Obama administration as
failing to pursue integration
policies, and argued that its
support of charter schools was
helping create "the most segre-
.gated sector of schools for Black
Daren Briscoe, a spokesman
for the Department of Educa-
tion, said the Obama adminis-
tration had taken "historic steps
to transform the schools that for
too long have shortchanged the
full potential of our young people
and have been unsuccessful in
providing the necessary resourc-
es and protections for students
most at risk."

Other advocates for minorities
said charter schools had ben-
efited their communities, even if
they were not racially integrated.
Raul Gonzalez, director of leg-

islative affairs and education
policy at the National Council
of La Raza, a Latino advocacy
group, said that Black and His-
panic parents did not necessar-
ily say "I want my kid to be in an
integrated setting." Instead, he
said, "they're going to say I want
'my kid's school to do better than
what it's doing."
Todd Ziebarth, vice president
of the-National Alliance of Public
Charter Schools, said he sup-
ported more money for trans-
portation to charter schools and .
.encouraging them to pursue
more diversity. But, he said, "if a
school is relatively homogeneous
but is performing really well,
we should be celebrating that
school, not denigrating it."
Critics of segregation in tradi-
tional public schools and char-
ters said that there was more to
education than pure academics.
"Is it possible to learn calculus
in a segregated school? Of course
it'ss" said Mark D. Rosenbaum,
chief counsel to the American
Civil Liberties. Union 'in Los An-
geles. "Is it possible to learn how
the world operates and to think
creatively about the rich diver-
sity of cultures in this country?
It is impossible."

By Devon Maylie

African miners employed by
Lonmin PLC agreed to a pay
raise that will return them to
work on last Thursday, ending
a bloody strike that strained the
country's economy, its social
fabric and embattled the coun-
try's president.
The deal, which the miners
said was a 22 percent pay rise,
represents a steep increase from
the workers' current wages, but
below what they had demanded
during the six-week work stop-
page at the world's third largest
platinum producer.
"Everyone says they will show
up for Thursday," said Chris
Moletatsi, a community worker
who helps Lonmin miners
The deal ends a strike that
began Aug. 10, when 3.000
rock drillers walked off the job
demanding higher salaries. The
unrest spiraled into a politi-
cal crisis after police shot dead
34 people in a failed effort to
disperse a group of protests
who charged the police line. In
all, 45 people have died in the
unrest at Lonmin, and copycat
strikes later spread to other
South African mines.
"Tonight's agreement and the
subsequent return to work is
only one step in a long and dif-
ficult process which lies ahead

for everyone who has been af-
fected by the events at Mari-
kana," said acting Lonmin CEO
Simon Scott.
On Monday, Lonmin said it
would close a mine shaft under
construction. and muss full-year
output targets by as much as
8 percent due to the strike and
the strain that it has put on the
company's balance sheet.
Lonmin said it would release
more information in due course
on the financial impact of the
strike and the accord, which
it said involved a wage rise of
between 11 percent and 22 per-
cent to take effect Oct. 1, and
a bonus of 2,000 South African
rands ($244).
The troubles at the mines
come as South African Presi-
dent Jacob Zuma defends his
post as head of the country's
ruling African National Con-
gress ahead of an ANC election
in December.
Zuma welcomed the strike's
end and touted South Africa
as offering stable climate for
foreign investors.
Yet he cautioned that condi-
uons in the industry would
come under government scru-
tiny. "I think we have got to look
at that," he told reporters in
Brussels last Tuesday.
"It is the manner in which the
mining industry has related to'
the workers."

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Fashion week showcases ethnically driven fashion label

By Vogue Black

Caterina Bortolussi is the found-
er of Kinabutu, "an ethically driven
Fashion Label, which uses fashion
as a vehicle to create development
and empower people."
Originally of Italian Heritage,
she. set her creative sights in Ni-
geria and delved in unchartered
shores, digging deep
and unearthing beauty.
All about implementing
change, she has created a
lot of models to aid develop-
"The aim is to promote
sustainable, ethical and
economical advancement
in underdeveloped areas,
through the medium of
fashion, encouraging social

empowerment and entrepre-

Study: Social

networks can

affect voter

By John Markoff
A study of millions of Face-
book users on Election Day
2010 has found that online
social networks can have a
measurable if limited effect on
voter turnout.
The study, published on-
line on Wednesday by the
journal Nature, suggests that
a special "get out the vote"
message, showing each user
pictures of friends who said
they had already voted, gener-
ated 340,000 additional votes
nationwide whether for
Democrats or Republicans, the
researchers could not deter-
The scientists, from Face-
book and the University of Cal-
ifornia, San Diego, said they
believed the study was the first
to show that social networks
could have at least some
impact on elections, and they
added that the findings could
have implications far beyond
voting. For example, research
is now being conducted on the
use of social networks to help
people lose weight.
61 MILLION IN 2010
Significantly if not surpris-
ingly, the voting study showed
that patterns of influence were
much more likely to be dem-
onstrated among close friends,
suggesting that "strong ties"
in cyberspace are more likely
than "weak ties" to influence
behavior. It also found an
indirect impact from the mes-
sages: friends of friends were
influenced as well.
"What we have shown here is
that the online world and the
real world affect one another,"
said James H. Fowler, a pro-
fessor of medical genetics and
political science at the univer-
On Nov. 2, 2010, the day
of the nationwide Congres-
sional elections, nearly every
Facebook member who signed
on 61 million in all re-
ceived a nonpartisan "get out
the vote" message at the top
of the site's news feed. It in-
cluded a reminder that "today
is Election Day"; a link to local
polling places; an option to
click an "I Voted" button, with
a counter displaying the total
number of Facebook users
who had reported voting; and
as many as six pictures of the
member's friends who had
reported voting.
But two randomly chosen
control groups, of 600,000
Facebook members each, did
not receive the pictures. One
group received just the "get
out the vote" message; the
other received no voting mes-
sage at all.
By examining public voter
rolls, the researchers were
able to compare actual turn-
out among the groups. They
determined that the message
showing friends who had voted
was directly responsible for
60,000 more votes nationwide
and indirectly responsible for
280,000 that were spurred by
friends of friends what they
called "social contagion" effect.
Intriguingly, they also dis-
covered that about 4 percent
of those who claimed they
had voted were not telling the

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court

casts doubt on voter ID law

By David G. Savage

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
cast doubt last Tuesday on
whether that state can enforce
its new photo ID law for the
November election, as it told a
trial judge to take a skeptical
look at whether registered vot-
ers will be denied the right to
cast a ballot.
The judge must assure
"there will be no voter disen-
franchisement arising out of
the ID requirement," the state
justices said.
The 4-2 decision is a fenta-
tive victory for voting rights
advocates who have asserted
the new requirement will keep
tens of thousands of Pennsyl-
vanians from voting this year.
The two dissenting justices
said they would have gone
further and struck down the
law immediately.
The Pennsylvania Legisla-
ture, controlled by Republi-
cans, adopted the new photo
ID requirement this year
and said that only a current,
government-issued photo ID
with an expiration date would
qualify. A driver's license or
valid U.S. passport would suf-
But this summer, the state
reported that more 750,000
registered voters in Pennsyl-
vania did not have an accept-
able ID and could face the





-Michael Periz/Associated Press
Joe Michetti holds a sign expressing opposition of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law

during a rally in Philadelphia.

loss of their voting rights.
In response, the state said it
would issue a new photo ID of
its own and would make sure
eligible voters were not barred
from the' polls.
On that basis, a trial judge
refused to block the law last
month. But in today's deci-
sion, the state high court

Trayvon Martin's

DNA not on gun that

killed him

By Yamiche Alcindor

Tests on the gun used to kill
Trayvon Martin show traces of
George Zimmerman's DNA but
none that matches the teen, ac-
cording to evidence released today
by Florida prosecutors handling
the case.
The office of State Attorney An-
gela Corey released that report,
along with previously reported
witness statements, hundreds-of
photos of the gated community
where the shooting occurred and
a 911 call made by Trayvon's fa-
ther the day after the teen's death.
The items included an interview
of the 7-Eleven clerk who saw
Trayvon the moments before his
Authorities conducted DNA
tests on the slide, trigger, grip
and holster of the automatic pis-
tol Zimmerman used to kill the
17-year-old unarmed lcrnny:r in
February in Sanford, Fla.
The tests by the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement exclud-
ed Trayi',r as a possible contrib-
utor for DNA found on the gun's
grip but were unable to determine
whether his DNA was on the other
parts of the weapon,
DNA on the slide showed the
presence of one male individual,
but it could not be matched to
anyone, DNA belonging to Zim-
merman was also found on the
gun holster, but Martin's could
not be matched.
"There's certainly nothing new
that proves the elements of the
crime," said Randy Reep, a crimi-
nal defense attorney in Jack-
sonville. "We frequently see gun
crimes with no DNA with people
who didn't have on a glove. It's
not a great surface for DNA, that's
been my experience."
Whether Trayvon actually had
his hand on the gun may not mat-
ter, Reep said. The crux of the case
rests on whether Zimmerman can
convince a jury that Trayvon was
reaching for the gun, he said.
Zimmerman, 28, a Neighbor-
hood Watch volunteer, is charged
with second-degiee murder in the
shooting Feb. 26. He told police he
shot the teen in self-defense after
Trayvon repeatedly knocked his
head to the ground and reached
for the gun Zimmerman wore in a
holster. He has pleaded not guilty.
Trayvon's family said Zimmer-
man racially profiled the unarmed
Black teen and confronted him
as he walked home from a conve-
nience store,
A 911 call made by Trayvon's
f.iili, Tracy, the morning after

the shooting lasts three minutes.
Martin's voice is low and sober
as he tells the dispatcher that he
last saw his son around 8:30 p.m.
the night before.
"I need to file a missing person's
report," he says. "It\hasn't really
been 24 hours, but I'm from Mi-
ami, and my son's up here with
me, and he left. I'm in Sanford,
and he doesn't know anybody up

F / IW,
-GaryW. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool/AP Photo
George Zimmerman appears for a
bond hearing with his attorney Mark
O'Mara, left, at the John E. Polk Cor-
rectional Facility on April 12 in San-

Tracy Martin tells the dispatch-
er that he is staying at his girl-
friend's house, spells Trayvon's
name, then describes what his
son might be wearing.
"He probably had on a pair of
khaki shorts and a gray sweat-
shirt ... and a pair of Jordan ten-
nis shoes, white and red tennis
shoes," Martin says.
The father then gives the dis-
patcher a number where authori-
ties can contact him. The operator
tells him someone will be coming
out to him.
The call ends without any men-
tion of the' shooting the night be-
In a second call released today,
an official from the Sanford Po-
lice Department calls Tracy Mar-
tin back to clarify details about
his son. The caller asks Martin
to spell his son's name again and
give his date of birth and asks for
the teen's race.
The caller asks Martin if Tray-
von knows anyone in the neigh-
borhood. She says police officers
are en route to Martin, then calls
back to ask for details "in case
while they are on their way they
might spot him."'

said it was not swayed by
the "assurances of govern-
ment officials" and it told the
trial judge to consider again"
whether legal voters in Penn-
sylvania will be barred from
voting if the new law takes
"Today's decision is a big
step in the right direction,"

said Penda Hair, co-director
of the Advancement Project,
which had sued to block the
Democrats had feared
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Atlanta gang members charged with sex-trafficking
Five gang members repeatedly raped four teenage girls, forced
them to have sex for money at Atlanta-area hotels and beat one of the
teens almost daily. Fabian Terran Murray, 25; Joshua Thomas Hill, 24;
Richard Douglas King, 25; Clinton Saintvil, 24; and Jonathan Christo-
pher Branch, 21. The five men are charged with conspiring to engage
in sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking of minors. Murray and
King are also charged with using a firearm during the commission of
sex trafficking of a minor, and Hill is also charged with possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.

Woman robbed outside her home
Darleen Valle, 30, said she was waiting to be picked up for work
outside her home when two men attacked her and stole her purse with
$30 and her debit card inside. The robbers then left in a blue Chevrolet
SUV parked nearby. Two of Valle's coworkers followed the car. When
the robbers noticed, they fired at them. No one was injured.

Man operates illegal dentist office from home
An elderly man, his wife and daughter are in custody after authori-
ties discovered a dental office in their Little Havana home. Humberto
Perez, 81, Maria Perez, 69, and Odalis Hernandez Perez, 38, were ar-
rested at the home. Police said they learned of the illegal dental op-
eration from the mother of a 14-year-old girl who was taken by her
mother and grandmother to the home for treatment. Humberto Perez
and Maria Perez face charges of unlicensed practice of dentistry, unli-
censed practice of the health care profession, aggravated child abuse
and child neglect, while Odalis Hernandez Perez faces a child neglect

Officer fired for being a speed demon
Caught by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, Miami Police officer
Fausto Lopez was fired last Thursday, almost a year after he was found
driving more than 100 miles per hour. The firing followed an investi-
gation into the matter that ended in July, determining that Fausto's
speeding was grounds for termination. The report drawn up after the
investigation found that Fausto had a "practice and pattern" of speed-
ing: Lopez has reportedly driven more than 90 miles per hour on more
than 80 occasions.

Caregiver stole thousands
in jewelry from dying woman
Kathleen E. Barrett admitted to police that while Joanne Irving, 84
laid dying she took thousands of dollars worth of jewelry off her body.
Police began an investigation after the executor of Irving's estate re-
ported the $9,000 worth of jewelry was missing from Irving's body.
Barrett first said that she did not steal or pawn any items, but later
admitted she took the items to pay bills and buy groceries. Barrett
pawned the items for a total of $870, far 'less than what they were
actually worth. Barrett turned herself in recently and was released on
$4,500 later that day.


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full-skirted white dresses and tur-
bans, the religious leaders chant-
ed blessings and sprinkled water
on the concrete floor of a modest
house near this city's port. Be-
neath their feet were the remains
of tens of thousands of African
slaves who had died shortly after
arriving from their horrific sea voy-
age. .
The bodies had been dumped
into a fetid, open-air cemetery,
often chopped up and mixed with
trash. With the 15-minute cer-
emony this week, the Afro-Brazil-
ian priests were finally giving the
slaves at least the semblance of a
proper burial centuries later.
"I thank God for this opportuni-
ty," said Edelzuita Lourdes de San-
tos Oliveira, or Mother Edelzuita, a
well-known leader of a house prac-
ticing the candomble religion. "We
honored our ancestors today with
songs left by them."
It's been a long journey not just
for the slaves but also for the own-
ers of the house and others seeking
to recognize the tragic history in a
multiracial country that has often
avoided its legacy of slavery and
In this case, the remains were
discovered by accident, when a
couple bought the property in
1996 and started. refurbishing it.
In the following years, the bones
had stayed in pits opened first
by construction workers, then
researchers. Now, visitors inside
the house can look through glass
pyramids onto exposed ground
and the remains of some of the ap-
proximately 20,000 men, women
and children interred there.
Most of the newcomers were
Bantu, part of a broad grouping of
ethnicities in south-central Africa.
They had one common character-
istic: They all believed that without
a burial, they would not be able to
reunite with their ancestors, ac-
cording to researcher Julio Cesar
Medeiros Pereira, author of a book
about the cemetery.
"What I'm feeling now is that
these ancestors who for long years
were buried here are finally living
again," said Mother Edelzuita.
The cemetery was part of what
was once the busiest slave-trad-
ing complex in the Americas. Up
to a million men and women first
stepped onto the New World here

and were then held in some 50
warehouses nearby until their
Many of the slaves died before
being sold, weakened by the cross-
Atlantic trip, and their bodies were
buried in what was known as the
"cemetery of new Blacks," which
operated in Rio between 1769 and
1830, though it was closer to a
dump than a cemetery. Bodies of
such "new Blacks," called that be-
cause they had just arrived, were
thrown into mass graves, burned,
and their bones chopped up to
make room for more. From some of
the warehouses, the open-air cem-
etery could be seen and smelled,
researchers said.
The owners of the house, Ana
de la Merced Guimaraes and her
husband Petrucio, have been in-
strumental 'in promoting research
about the find and bringing atten-
tion to the remains. Over the years,
they've relied largely on their own
funds and the help of others to
continue the project. Merced Gui-
maraes has also opened her home
to visitors and held yearly gather-
ings on occasions such as May 13,
commemorating the day slavery
was abolished in Brazil.
Red tape and paltry resources
slowed the process, but by 2005,
Merced Guimaraes had estab-
lished a research and educational
organization, the Institute of New
- Blacks. A state grant allowed her
to offer classes by a variety of ex-
perts on Brazil's African heritage.
Last year, she said, 930 people at-
tended' seminars. Only now, with
city resources, were they able to
cover the gaping holes with glass -
a recommendation of the religious
leaders and prepare the place for
In spite of the hardship, Guima-
raes pressed on, feeling a respon-
sibility to those whose bodies lay
under her house.
"Nobody cared for them," she
said. "They died. alone in a place
where they didn't know anyone. I
thought,, who is going to fight for
Researchers analyzing the
bones at the cemetery confirmed
some details already on the his-
torical record: The bodies were
mostly male and young, and they
came from inland areas as well as
the African coast.
Much work remains to learn
about the thousands buried there,
said Reinaldo Tavares, an archae-

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-AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo
In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, Ana de la Merced Guimaraes points to remains of African slaves covered
with a glass pyramid at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996.

ologist connected, to the institute.
"Behind every Afro-Brazilian is a
new Black," said Tavares. "These
are the ones who died. The ones
who lived gave rise to descen-
dants who are now all over Bra-
zil. We are making every effort to
preserve this history and bring it
to light."
Also inaugurated this week was
the adjoining New Blacks art gal-
lery, with an exhibit called New
Archaeology. The contemporary
pieces from 17 artists use sound,
video, photography, graffiti, sten-
cil and photography to reflect the
history of the neighborhood, the
cemetery and the house.
The works include a flexible
plastic sculpture filled with blue
and white beads,' reminiscent of
both the ocean the slaves crossed
to reach Brazil and the beads they
brought with them, and a giant
clay pot that emitted a collage of
sounds, including children play-
ing and the music of Afro-Brazil-
ian religious ceremonies.
"The idea was to have the old
and the new coexisting in harmo-
ny, optimizing what each has to
offer," said artist and co-curator
Gabriela Maciel.
In the middle of the art gallery
is another pit covered in glass,
through which visitors can see
remnants of a 17th century Tu-

-AP Photo/Ana de la Merced Guimaraes
In this 1996 photo released by Ana de la Merced Guimaraes,
bones from African slaves sit in boxes after being recovered by.
Guimaraes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

pinamba indigenous encampment
that includes fragments of Portu-
guese pottery. It was discovered
by researchers excavating the
area to find the perimeter of the
"Here we have the indigenous,
the Black, the Portuguese it's us,
it's Brazil," said institute curator
Marco Antonio Tedbaldo.

But the idea was to not only look
at the country's past but to think
about where the country was
headed, Merced Guimaraes said.
"We wanted to guide the eye to-
ward the future," she said. "We
didn't want to make this about
people who are gone. This is also
about people and a culture that
are living."

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-AP Photo/Ana de la Merced Guimaraes
In this 1996 photo released by Ana de la Merced Guimaraes, she and
others dig to recover the bones of African slaves in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



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honor of its Silver Anniversary Celebra- president Keith Valles and SJO vice I]
tion, held September 15 at the Joseph president Holly Spillane. The non-profit
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are: SJO board members Art Simms jazz as a "true and genuine American
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ter of the Olympics track and field team, during a White House Belmont, Mass.

Romney's tax plan fails to gain

a foothold
By John D. Mckinnon

Mitt Romney, who has proposed new
cuts to individual and corporate taxes,
has lost his recent lead over Presi-
dent Barack Obama on the question
of which presidential candidate would
best handle taxation, a reversal that
turns up in several polls and presents
a worrisome trend for the GOP nomi-
Republicans who favor tax cuts as a
way to boost the economy, and who be-
lieve the issue should be a political win-
ner for the GOP, are wondering why Mr.
Romney hasn't gained traction with his
tax-cut plan. Some say he simply isn't
promoting it well or il lguing forcefully
t11im it would briinH economic benefits.
Oilirr R,'publicfinit say Mr. Obama
is 1 inninij the mc-:,,.iate war by focus-
inli on a -immplr 'idea with wide ap-
peal- ending tax breaks for wealthier
liixplimc :- -whiler Mr. Romney pushes
a broader cut to mnir.iiial rates for all
income brackets. Ti.ui plan would be
coupled with an overhaul of the tax
code to narrow breaks and loopholes
to offset the proposed cuts, although
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By Gregory Korte

WASHINGTON A year ago,
Occupy'Wall Street put the 1
percent the top-earning Amer-,
icans who control a third of the
nation's wealth -- at the center of
the political debate.
Now, the 47 percent are taking
their turn.

Mitt Romney's remarks to
campaign donors on a secretly
taped video repeatedly refer-
enced that precise percentage:
He said 47 percent of people will
vote for Barack Obama "no mat-
ter what." He said 47 percent
were "dependent upon govern-
ment," "believe that they are
victims" and "believe the govern-
ment has a responsibility to care
for them."
And he said 47 percent "don't
pay any income taxes."
On that last point, at least,
Romney is correct.
-A study by the Tax Policy Cen-
ter found that 46.4 percent of
Americans -- Romney rounded
up -- either pay no federal in-
come taxes or get more back
from the government than they
pay. That study, from July 2011,
was frequently cited in the Re-
publican primaries that led to
Romney's nomination for presi-
That 47 percent number ap-
plies only to federal income
taxes, and does not include pay-
roll taxes -- used to fund Social
Security and Medicare -- or any
state and local taxes. About 18
percent pay neither a federal in-
come tax nor payroll taxes. But
45 states have a sales tax, so it's
nearly impossible for even low-
income Americans to avoid pay-
ing at least some taxes.
Who are the 47 percent? The

Tax Policy Center's Donald Mar-
ron said they fall into three main
The working poor. The earned
income tax credit and the child
credit can help families making
$50,000 or more pay no taxes or
get money back. About 60 per-
cent of those not paying income
taxes do contribute to payroll
taxes -- which means they must
have some source of earned in-
The elderly. An increased stan-
dard deduction for those over age
65, and an exemption on part of
Social Security earnings, means
that many older Americans pay
no income taxes -- even though
most of them paid into the sys-
tem through a decades of paying
The low-income. A family of
four claiming only the standard
deduction and personal exemp-
tions pays no federal income tax
on its first $27,000 of income.
But not all non-taxpayers fit
into those categories. Even the
ultra-wealthy can avoid paying
taxes -- for example, if their in-
come comes from tax-exempt
bonds. Tax Policy Center data
show that perhaps 24,000 of the
top 1 percent of earners pay no
federal income taxes. "There are
certainly people all through the
income distributions who don't
pay taxes," Marron said.
And Romney was wrong to
suggest that those 47 percent
support his opponent "no matter
what." Gallup's daily tracking
poll shows that a third of those
with incomes less than $24,000
support Romney, and about half
of retirement-age voters do. Add
those two groups together, and
Obama has a slight lead, 49 per-
cent to 43 percent, Gallup poll-
ster Frank Newport says.

By Kathleen Haughnel

Republican Party has
target on the backs of
state Supreme Court J
The party announced
last Friday that its boa
voted unanimously thi
to oppose the retention
Supreme Court Justic
Lewis, Barbara Parient
Peggy Quince, who wei
appointed by Democra
former Gov. Lawton Cl
and who have ruled
against several
major priorities of
Republican Gov.
Rick Scott's admin-
If the justices are
not retained, Scott
would appoint re-
"While the col-
lective evidence of
judicial activism
amassed by these
three individuals is ex
there is one egregious
ample that all Florida
should bear in mind w
they go to the polls on
tion-day," said spokes\
Kristen McDonald in a
ment. "These three jus
voted to set aside the c
penalty for a man con'
tying a woman to a tre
jumper cables and set
on fire."
The case in question
of Joe Elton Nixon, wh
charged with the 1984
der of Jeanne Bickndr
County. Among the va
appeals, including cha
to Nixon's sanity, was
Supreme Court ruling
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proval to essentially concede
ie state his guilt, a strategy the at-
put a torney had hoped would avert
three the death penalty. The U.S.
justices. Supreme Court reversed that
d late decision.
rd The move was an unusual
s week one for the state party and
of has put attention on the
es Fred retention of Supreme Court
te and justices. A grassroots group
re all called Restore Justice 2012 is
tic also opposing the justices.
hiles No justice has been removed
from the court in
the 40 years since
the state adopted
a system where jus-
tices are appointed
by the governor and
then face "merit
retention" votes ev-
S ery six years. There
had previously
;':, '-. been competitive
'e ith 'T elections, but that
PEGGY QUINCE system was thought
to be too pohtical.
tensive. Lewis, Pariente and Quince
ex- are mounting a serious cam-
voters paign, raising a combined
vhen total of close to $1 milhlon. A
elec- spokesman for the three could
woman not be reached Friday night.
state- A group formed to defend
stices the justices, Defend Justice
death from Politics, spoke out im-
victed of mediately.
e with 'The announcement that the
ting her Republican Party is engaged
in this effort would shock
i is that those wonderful Republican
0o was statesmen who helped create
Smur- the merit selection and merit
in Leon retention processes," said
rious Sandy D'Alemberte, a former
dllenges President of the American Bar
a state Association. 'Surely we do not
that want to go back to the broken
id erred past."

Community forum addresses $1.2B bond referendum

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of Faith-International in Miami
for a three-hour question-and-
answer session with dozens of
community activists, elected
local officials, public school
alumni and parents. The forum
was held under the auspices
of the monthly meeting of the
National Action Network [NAN].
Questions from the audience
focused on on two major issues:
how inner-city, predominantly
Black public schools and mi-
nority businesses would benefit
from the bond.
Carvalho has acknowledged
on several occasions that
Blacks in Miami-Dade County
have faced a repeated "history of
economic injustice" and vowed

to make sure that this time
Blacks would get a more equal
share of the estimated 18,400
jobs as a result of the passage
of the bond. He also promised
that some 70 schools located
in M-DC's urban core would
see improvements within the
first three years of the bond.

But there were other con-
cerns that were raised dur-
ing the forum. Members of the
community asked Carvalho:
is there anything written that
would guarantee Blacks jobs;
how did the district come up
with a $1.2B figure since proj-
ects posted online have no cost
estimates; hpw will job train-
ing be incorporated; and will
traditionally-Black schools

Delays irk American Airlines passengers

By Susan Carey

American Airlines and its
passengers are struggling with
a rise in late and canceled
flights spurred by pilot-initi-
ated maintenance requests
and a shortage of crew mem-
bers amid a labor dispute.
Flight cancellations ,at
American are running be-
tween 3 percent and 5 percent
a day in an industry where a
1 percent rate is considered a
very bad day. And only about
half of American's flights are
arriving on time, compared
with more than 80 percent for
most large carriers.
American Airlines and its
passengers are struggling
with a rise in late and can-
celed flights spurred, by pi-

lot-initiated maintenance re-
quests and a shortage of crew
members amid a labor dis-
pute. Jack Nicas has details
on The News Hub. Photo: AP.
In an internal memo on
Monday, American warned
that pilots available for sched-
uled flights world-wide are
"limited." Because the end of
the month is days away and
many pilots have flown all
the' available hours allowed
by regulators, the number of
flights that could be handled
by backup pilots also is lim-
American said its opera-
tions have been gummed up
since a bankruptcy judge on
Sept. 4 allowed the company
to void its pilots' labor agree-
ment and impose deeply con-

cessionary terms on the U.S.
airline's 10,000 aviators.
Passengers on the nation's'
No. 3 airline after United
Continental Holdings Inc.
and Delta Air Lines Inc. are
losing their patience.
Stephen Hartman, an in-
vestment adviser in Al-
tamonte Springs, Fla., said
he returned to Orlando from
St. Thomas, V.I., on Sunday
night, arriving at home at
4 a.m., hours later than ex-
. "I feel like I'm sandwiched
in the middle between the
management and the pilots,"
he said. "The only people pay-
ing the price are the flying
American parent AMR Corp.
knows its customers are up-

Mitt Romney rubs whites wrong

continued from 1A

setts governor tried to undo his
dismissal of Obama's support-
ers as moochers when he told
a Miami audience: "My cam-
paign is about the 100 percent
of Americans." But with every
new poll, it appears Obama's
lead over Romney is widening,
as the GOP candidate's cam-
paign hits one pothole after an-
In the midst of his damage-
control swing through Florida
last week, Romney's campaign
co-chair, former Minnesota
governor Tim Pawlenty, quit to
take a lobbying job. And Rom-
ney's release of his 2011 tax re-
turn (he released his 2010 re-
turn earlier this year) did little
to dampen Democrats' demand
that he be more forthcoming.
President Obama has made
public his past 12 tax returns.
Even an attempt by Romney
to use a 1998 video of Obama

discussing redistribution of
wealth fizzled. "I actually be-
lieve in redistribution, at least
at a certain level to make sure
that everybody's got -a shot,"
Obama said at a
Loyola University (of
Chicago) conference.
But a full viewing of
that tape shows that
Obama was push-
ing for a competitive.
free-market system -
a theme he repeated
during the 2008 presi-
dential campaign.
SRomney scoffs at the ROM
idea. "I think a society
based upon a government-cen-
tered nation where government
plays a larger and larger role,
redistributes money, that's the
wrong course for America," he
told Fox News' Neil Cavuto.

But, of course, there's noth-
ing neither new nor draconian.
about the idea of wealth redis-

tribution in this country. As
a legal matter, .that issue .was
settled in 1913 when a consti-
tutional amendment that gave
Congress the power to tax per-
sonal income was rati-
As a matter of na-
S. tional policy, wealth
redistribution has
S been validated by the
nation's embrace of
Social Security, Medi-
care, farm subsidies,
veterans' benefits and
other programs that
INEY use tax dollars to give
people a fair shot at
"I think (Obama's) going to be
better at turning things around
because Democrats are better
Sat taking care of people who are
down," chef Kyriakydes said.
And it is this growing percep-
tion of Republican cold-heart-
edness that Romney must over-
come to wrest the presidency
from Obama.

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drug group, inrluding one
worn by a ginm.nri who shot
and killed a Brink's goj.ijdl out-
side a Bank of America bi:-u ', I
on nMirrm;ar Pa;rkw;,. in Mira-
mar in October 2010, prosecu-
tors said,
Inv-'.tigirtorii said tir-. had
no evidence that Balom had
any prior kI''Jvlrrl'-, of the
heist that resulted in the fatal
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should have known his assis-
tance could have aided in the
commlision of violent crimes.

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was charged with crimes that
carry a punishment of any-
where from five to 40 years in
lTh' FBI began a drug traf-
f1i.king investigation at the
"Back Blues" apartment com-
plex in 2009, using confiden-
tial sources and wiretaps,; and
soon caught Balom providing
the crime ring with informa-
tion about police activity in
the area, telling other officers
to leave the area and helping
criminal associates when they
were investigated, prosecutors
wrote in court records.
Nathaniel Moss, the gun-
man who admitted killing
the Brink's guard and is now
serving life in prison,, began
cooperating with authorities

and told them that Balom had
sold him the, ballistic vest he
was wearing when he shot the
The FBI approached Balom
and he met with them "appar-
ently thinking that the agents
wanted his help in his capacity
as a law enforcement officer,"
prosecutors said.
When agents told Balom
they had recordings and other
information that implicated
him, he agreed to help them
and provided a statement ad-
mitting some misconduct.
"The defendant [Balom] co-
operated with agents for ap-
proximately two weeks, then
told them he could not con-
tinue because he would be
killed," prosecutors wrote.

M-DC breaks record for food stamps

continued from IA

But for now, the future
looks bleak. Based on re-
cords from .the DCF, B ro.
ward more than doubled
its demand, from 99,946 in

August 2007 to more than
245,000 in August 2011.
Miami-Dade recorded nearly
twice as many food stamp
clients, from 29.3,827 to al-
most 600,000.
About a fourth of house-
holds have at least one pro-

vider with a paycheck, ac-
cording to state statistics.
But many, while employed,
are taking low-paying jobs
that don't provide enough
money to feed their families,
said DCF spokesperson Erin

set. It blames the flight de-
lays on higher than expected
sick calls and a rash of pilot
maintenance complaints, in-
cluding serious and common
mechanical items as well as
simple things like frayed seat
belts, inoperable passenger
reading lights and kaput cof-
fee makers in the cabin.
The Allied Pilots Associa-
tion, which represents Amer-
ican pilots, said the num-
ber of pilots calling in sick
is within the defined normal
daily rate. It says the real
problem is that the airline is
understaffed and its mem-
bers are encountering a "list
of unresolved maintenance
issues [that] grows every day
on each of the aging aircraft
we operate."
An APA spokesman said the
pilots are going to work, "but
in all likelihood, they just
aren't willing to work with the
same level of enthusiasm...
under this current manage-
ment, which has elected to
destroy their profession."

get needed upgrades and im-
provements at the beginning
of the rebuilding process?
Carvalho says he will contin-
ue his forum at other venues
- including open houses and
homeowners associations. The
taxpayer dollars that would
come from the approved bond
would bring much needed
money to repair or replace de-
cades-old buildings and would
bring outdated educational
technology up to par.

Bishop Victor T. Curry, pas-
tor of New Birth and the re-
cently-appointed president for
the Miami-Dade Chapter of
the National Action Network
[NAN], also facilitated discus-
sion on how to counteract Re-
publican-led acts of voter sup-
pression. Some community
members were not in support
of having Carvalho at the NAN
meeting but Curry said it was
necessary for Blacks to be in-

Dollars misused at FAMU

continued from 1A

and procedure."
The law-enforcement agency
also concluded that FAMU failed
to investigate several allegations
of financial crimes and employ-
ee misconduct, recommending
that the university review the
complaints and take action.
FAMU Interim President Larry
Robinson said he was reviewing
the four-page document.
"We received the
report late this after-
noon, and our team
is reviewing it for ad-
ditional corrective ac-
tion," he said.
White, the band's
longtime director who
unexpectedly retired
amid the hazing scan- HAA
dal in May, was par-
tially blamed for the disappear-
ance of as much as $30,000 to
$40,000 in band dues several
years ago, according to the re-
White failed to deposit the
cash, checks and money or-
ders into a university account,
choosing instead to keep the
money in a locked storage room.
After it was discovered missing,
White did not report the theft
for about three months. When
he did go to the FAMU police de-
partment, he reported that only
$12,000 in cash was taken, in-

vestigators said.
FDLE and university police
investigations were unable to
determine who took the mon-
ey. And though campus police
forwarded the incident to the
school's Division of Audit and
Compliance for an investiga-
tion, no administrative review
was ever done.
In fact, FDLE learned that the
Division of Audit and Compli-
ance already under fire for
submitting dozens of faulty in-
ternal audits last year-- failed
to investigate several
complaints alleging
financial crimes or
employee misconduct
from 2008 to 2011.
White's lawyer
Chuck Hobbs said the
investigation exoner-
IMLET ated his client.
S"He knew he hadn't
done anything crimi-
nally wrong," said Hobbs, who
stressed that the longtime band
director had cooperated with
FDLE, allowed investigators to
inspect his bank records and
offered to replace' the money
taken from the storage room.
University trustee Narayan
Persaud told the Orlando Sen-
tinel that school leaders need to
investigate beyond the FDLE's
findings, Persaud, president of
the Faculty Senate, wants to de-
termine who should be. held ac-



The Miami Times



Strengthening family ties is program goal


ly Michael R. Malone
'he Children'' Trusi

Everything that Marie-
olaine Jean-Baptiste knows
bout parenting including
ow to communicate, disci-
iline. encourage and to guide
ier daughter she learned
n her native Haiti. Until now.
Jean-Baptiste lives in NE
liami with her parents and
laughter Marie-Yelene, a
fourth grader at Edison Park
lementarv. Marie-Yelene's
ather remains in Haiti.
'hough she arrived here 11
'ears ago, many aspects of
his culture remain foreign
o Jean-Baptiste, including
he language. The culture gap
seems widest when it comes
o parenting. Like many

parents who find themselves
raising children in a culture
that's largely unknown to
them, Jean-Baptiste decided
to get some help was directed
to the Strengthening Families
Program. The program is op-
erated by Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of Miami
and funded by The Children's
Trust and is for children 3-16
and their parents.
What's the one thing that
Jean-Baptiste hopes to learn?
"I want to learn so I don't
tell her any bad things and
that we, together with the
grandparents, can build good
communication skills within
the family," she said. "Good
education, good information,
here or in Haiti or anywhere
- it's the same."

For these parents and
families it's all about com-
mitment, a commitment to
attend class once a week for
14 weeks, a commitment to
change and try something
ne\l, and it's a commitment
they make because they know
the risk -- possibly losing
their children to a culture
that moves at breakneck
speed. Training are cultur-
ally sensitive and offered in
English. Spanish and Creole.
Every session starts with a
meal together.
"The meal is an essential
part of our program," said
Sandra Fish, program direc-
tor. "At home, too, to get that
Please turn to FAMILY 12B

First-year pastor tells his experiences

Brownsville Church of Christ pastor enjoys new role

By Malika A. Wright

A mere year ago, Rev. Har-
rell-Heiton, 29, was ordained
as the senior minister of
Brownsville Church of Christ.
He said this e:,e-opening ex-
perience as pastor has turned
out to be even better than he
"I am thankful God has al-
lowed me to be in this posi-
tion," he said. "When I go
to sleep at night, I have no
regrets because I am doing

what I love."
Henton said his goals for
the church are to make sure
people are saved, to help them
build their faith in God and to
help expand membership.
In efforts to reach out to
the community, Henton and
church members have started
a 8:30 a.m. Sunday service
where they feed and minister
to the homeless, they have
also started a dailyearly
morning prayer line and have
been heavily advertising their.
church services.

Henton said he is happy
about the different respon-
sibilities he has as pastor.
He enjoys being able to help
church members by giving
them counseling, providing
resources and helping with
"I didn't think they would
look to me for that, but they
do," Henton said.

The family church of about
250 members consists of a

Miami Times staff report

The Children's Trust and its
community partners continue
to advance the Read to Learn
campaign by rolling out pew
programs and refocusing existing
ones around literacy.
Statistics show that one-third
of Miami-Dade's Children are
not reading at.grade level in the
third grade, which is why Read
to Learn is dedicated to making
sure all of our children reach that
critical benchmark by 2020.
To achieve its ambitious goal,
Read to Learn is partnering with
numerous organizations, many
of whom have been working to
support and improve literacy for
years, The wheel to improve lit-
eracy includes many spokes, and
a host of initiatives are needed
to grow better readers. One way

to help young people improve as
readers is to utilize technology to
support literacy through web-
based tools.
In addition, M-DCPS has identi-
fied schools in need of academic
improvement through its Educa-
tion Transformation Office (ETO).
As a result, neighborhoods where
these schools are located will
get special attention from The
Children's Trust. More literacy-
focused summer camp experi-
ences will be increased to reduce
summer learning loss known as
the "summer slide."
Additional resources also will
be invested to improve the quality
of child care programs that feed
these designated schools through
the Quality Counts initiative,
operated by The Children's Trust
and the Early Learning Coalition
Please turn to PROGRAM 12B

majority of senior citizens
who have watched Henton
grow up. There is a smaller
amount of middle-aged con-
gregants and more youth who
have been joining the church
lately, according to enton.
He has been the youth min-
ister at the church since he
was 19 years old. Although
some'people may think Hen-
ton is too young and hasn't
experienced some things that
he preaches about, he has
never let his age stop him from
spreading God's word.
He successfully managed the
Please turn to HARRELL 12B

Seven practices to lift the soul daily

By A.R. Bernard

Prayer. Daily prayer is a
way to practice an aware-
ness' of God-His providen-
tial care, protection, provi-
sion and'direction in your
life. Jesus said, "Watch and
pray." So prayer isn't just
communicating with God; it
also includes paying atten-
tion to what you hear and
the things that you allow
into your mind.
Spiritual study. Every reli-
gion is based on its writings.
Whichever faith you sub-
scribe to, become intimately
acquainted with the writings
that inspire it. Doing so will
deepen your understanding
of what you -believe and re-
riew your connection to the

principles you use as a guide
in your life.
Worship. This means prac-
ticing the sovereignty of God
over your life. It's a reminder
that you're part of something
much greater than yourself.
Worship is about acknowl-
edging the power of that
which rules your life. It's also
about experiencing commu-
nity; when we gather with
those who share our beliefs,
we strengthen our common-
ality of faith and hope.
Solitude. Getting away
from the busyness and dis-
tractions of life is a way to re-
connect with and hear your
own voice. It's a way of com-
muning with your own heart.
The gift is the increased
compassion and sensitiv-

ity to others. Solitude is not
being alone-it's being with
God and your inner voice.
Giving and Service. A
spirit of generosity frees us
from poverty and covetous-
ness. It's understanding that
part of life is being respon-
sible for someone other than
yourself. There's also wis-
dom in the law of reciproc-
ity: Give and it shall be given
unto you.
Fasting. This is about
practicing self-control, and
that's important because
unbridled words and actions
can undermine your success
in life. Fasting also allows
you to identify with the hun-
gry and impoverished who
live among us. It raises your
consciousness that you're

not alone' in this world--
you're part of a greater hu-
Reflection. Every day,
take the time to observe your
actions, your words and your
choices. Question and con-
sider those things that might
have been inconsistent with
the person you, want to be.
Though reflection, you can
discover that there may be a
need in your life you're trying
to satisfy in the wrong way.
Discernment. The act
of learning to distinguish
between right and wrong,
good and bad, pure and evil.
There's a natural discern-
ment that we all get through
experience; when you do
anything habitually, you dis-
cover what to look for.

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A view on disciplining others' children

By Jazmine Denise Rogers

In the midst of my scrambling
to keep up with the avalanche
of homework assignments
that have poured in since the
start of fall classes, my lap-
top charger broke. I frantically
got myself together to head to
the Apple store so that I could
purchase another charger and
get back to the many tasks at
hand when my Aunt called and
asked if I could look after my
four-year-old cousin Nyla for
a few hours. I agreed to bring
her along. "What's the worst
that could happen?" I thought
to.myself. You could probably
guess what happened next be-
cause chances are I wouldn't
be writing this article if things
went smoothly, right? Nyla be-
haved terribly. And no, I'm not
talking about that "Why-do-I-
terrible, I mean that blatant
and disrespectful I-see-you-
terrible. You know all of those
things your parents used to
warn you that you'd better not
do when you all got out in pub-

lic? Apparently she, didn't get
the memo because she pulled
out all of those tricks. Her be-
havior made me want to take
her back home as soon as I got
into the mall, which was unfor-

kept thinking was' "Wow, what
is the protocol for disciplining
other people's children again?"
I do not have children; how-
ever, I do hope to have them
someday. While I felt Nyla's be-

A good spanking was
the only-language he

tunate because I'd planned to
make the best out of our outing
and try to make it fun for her
by taking her to get ice cream
and to the toy store. to pick
out a new doll. While her mis-
behavior was annoying, what
bothered me the most was her
quick mouth, which she fixed
several times to' tell me "Relax,
girl." Yes she did, and she's
only four.
,During the entire outing all I

havior certainly had earned a
nice "POP," I wasn't sure how
I would feel about someone
else putting their hand's on my
'child and even more so how
my aunt would feel about it.
Sure, there are methods of dis-
ciplining children other than
corporal punishment, but this
child was way beyond time-:
out and the way that she was
disregarding the instruction
that I did give her, it probably

wouldn't have worked anyway.
I realize that this is a topic with
a wide range of viewpoints so
I had some parents and child
care providers weigh in on the
subject as well. When asked
how they felt about other peo-
ple physically disciplining their
children this is how they re-
Needless to say, I decided
against hitting Nyla. Instead, I
told her that I was very unhap-
py with her behavior and sat in
silence during our ride home
since I know that talking is one
of her favorite things to do. I felt
better about this decision since
I'm not exactly sure how I feel
,about physical discipline, yet.
Although corporal punishment
seems to be an unwritten rule
in many Black households, niy
parents never had to hit me
growing up. I was such a sen-
sitive kid that a raised voice
would set. off the waterworks.
My brother; however, was a dif-
ferent story. A good spanking,
was the only language he un-
derstood. In the case of Nyla, I
can't say how effective my "si-
lent punishment" was. I guess
I'll know the next time she and
I are out in public.





Happy"50th" Birthday, Mom,
aka."Irene" enjoy your day, Sep-
tember 28.
Love you always, first born
arid grandkids.

Age doesn't limit pastor

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youth minister position while
studying Communications at
the Florida Memorial Univer-
As a young boy, he would car-
ry around his "little briefcase"
to different church events he
attended with his grandfather,
Rev. Robert .Holt, the former
pastor of Brownsville Church of
Christ. He was exposed to the
ministry at a very young age.
Holt continues to minister
at the church as the Minister
Emeritus, but he stepped down
as pastor because of health
reasons and also because he
felt Henton was "ready to take
the torch and run with it," ac-

cording to Henton.

Holt said he knew without
a doubt that Henton was the
right one for the position.
"I trained him," he said. "He's
been with me since he was a,
baby. I trained him to do this."
Holt said while deciding, he
talked to the Lord and asked
for guidance and Henton was
the one who was qualified to
take over the ministry.
A year ago, Holt and other
ministers laid hands on Har-
rell and ordained him as pas-
tor of The Brownsville Church
of Christ.
"I feel like God put him [here]
for that special time; to take
over," Holt said .

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By Bob Smietana

ton felt at home from the first
time she walked into Rural Hill
Church of Christ in Antioch,
Tenn., in 1975.
She says it didn't matter that
she was the only Black in a
congregation of about 200. The
people were friendly and loved
God, and that was good enough
for her.
"I've been to churches where
they didn't even talk to you,"
she said.
Soon, Hampton joined the
church and invited some friends
and family to come with her.
Then they invited- some friends
as well and on it went. Now,
Rural Hill is one of the most di-
verse churches in the Nashville
area. Its 600-member congre-
gation is 40 percent Black, 40
percent white and 20 percent
It is one of a small but grow-
ing number of churches in the
country where Sunday service
is no longer the most segregat-
ed hour of the week.
The number of multicultural
churches those in which at
least one in five people is from
a different ethnic group is
still relatively tiny. Even within
diverse denominations such as
the Assemblies of God, where
about a third of the churches
have minority congregations, or
the Southern Baptists, where
20 percent of churches have
minority congregations, only
a small percentage meet that
one-in-five criteria.
Mark DeYmaz, pastor.of Mo-
saic Church, a diverse non-

percent Hispanic.
denominational church based
in Little Rock, says he believes
the number is going to grow.
DeYmaz said his congregation
of 600 is about 40 percent
white, 33 percent Black, 15
percent Hispanic, with the rest
from a variety of backgrounds.
When Mosaic opened in
2001, DeYmaz said he knew of
few diverse, churches. Now he
knows of several hundred.
"When we get to heaven, the
kingdom of God isn't going to
be segregated," he said. "So
why should the local church
be segregated?"
Efrem Smith, author of The
Post-Black and Post-White
Church, agrees.
Smith, who founded a.mul-
tiracial church of 1,000 in
Minneapolis called' Sanctuary
Covenant Church, said the
election of President Obama
and the success of such Black
as Colin Powell, Condoleezza
Rice and Oprah Winfrey are

signs that America is ready for
multiracial ,churches.
"You saw Black people who
weren't just leaders of other
Black people," he said. "They
are leaders of all people."
Gary McIntosh, professor of
Christian Ministry and Lead-
ership at Biola University in
La Mirada, Calif., doubts that
multiethnic churches will ever
become commonplace.
He said it's human nature for
churches to attract people who
share a common background
or culture. That doesn't mean
they are intentionally .segre-
gated, McIntosh said.
"Churches gather around to
worship Jesus Christ but
there are always secondary
factors that draw people to-
gether," he said.
Smith, said churches should
be diverse because Jesus told
his followers to spread his
message to the whole world.
And diverse churches also can

Hispanic minister.
SThe church also has a di-
verse set of leaders from dif-
ferent races. That's helped
bind the congregation together
despite their differences, said
Rex Barker, an elder at. Rural
Hill. ,
"If one segment of the church
says, 'We are going to tell all of
you how it's going to be,' that's
not healthy," Barker said.
That 'kind of shared leader-
ship is crucial for multiracial
churches to succeed, said
Soong .Chan Rah, professor of
church 'growth and evange-
lism at North Park University
in Chicago and author of Many
Colors: Cultural Intelligence
for a Changing Church.
Churches have to move from
welcoming diverse newcomers
to sharing life with them, Rah
"It's not just getting people
sitting in the same room on
Sundays" he said.

Denzel shares his love for Jesus

By Christine Thomasos

The Chnstian actor also told
the publication about his ex-

ijjear.-old: t'ftdeinmr ;Sy'jii 4jdSwn for many of his gang-, West Angeles Church' of "God
ster roles in movies like ;'Train, .. in Christ.
ing Day" but the thespian-is 'Wihat was thirty years ago,,
-P._so adamant about sharing at the church I still attend::
;i.'i..g for Jesus Christ. The minister was. preaching,
'., In, aniterview. witiGQ 'Just let it go.' I said, 'ITmgd-.
ia6aie, Washingrtdi opened: ing to.go with it. .. .
up about his Christian values, The.actor described a physi-
lelling the. iublicationf that he cal and spiritual expe neticd
made sure to read his Bible that 'he' encountered when ..
Severe day. firstifeeling the.Iply Spint.. ; .
-.cead from-the Bible ev- "And rhad this tremendous' '
ery day, and I read my Daily physical and spiritual- expe-
"Word," Washington revealed. rience. It did frighten pl DENZEL WASHINGTON
'i ,ra-d esogtiethinig geft y~e: Wahligtdnr tei-eal'd. ''t T4 ''the- experience Trightefied
-.t~dayri. Said; 'Doi't aspire to slobbering, crying. saweastifig the actor go much, he admit-
-.palie'a.living. Aspire to make My cheeks bjew up, I was ted to calling his mother.
a differencece." purging."' : ,t was too intense. It. almost.

drove me away." Washington
said. I called my mother, and
Sshe said I was being filled with
the Holy Spirit. I was like,
'Does that mean I can never
have wine again?'
The multiple Oscar award
winner, who has appeared
in films since his 1977 de-
but, has remained vocal
throughout the years about
his Christian faith. In a pre-
vious interview with Beliefnet,
Washington spoke about the
importance of his spirituality
in not only his life, but also.
his career.
"Spirituality is important.in
every aspect of my life," Wash.,
ington said. "I mean, that's
why I'm here. That's what Ive
been blessed to do."

Black clergy waver over candidates

By Rachell Zoll

Some Black clergy see no good
presidential choice between a
Mormon candidate and .dne who
supports gay marriage, so they
are, telling their flocks to stay
home on Election Day. That's
a worrisome message' for the
nation's first Black president,
who can't afford to lose any vot-
ers from his base during a tight
The pastors ,say their con-
gregants are asking how a true
Christian could back same-sex
marriage, as Presidefit Barack
Obama did in May. As for Re-
publican Mitt Romney, the
first Mormon nominee from a
major party, congregants are
questioning the theology of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints and its former
ban on men of African descent
in the priesthood.
In 2008, Obama won 95 per-
cent of Black voters and is likely
to get an overwhelming major-
ity again. But any loss of votes
would sting,
,"When President Obama made
the public statement on gay
marriage, I think it put a ques-
tion in our minds as to what di-
rection he's taking, the nation,"
said the Rev. A.R. Bernard,
founder of the predominantly
Black Christian Cultural Center
in New York; Bernard, whose
endorsement is much sought
after in New York and beyond,

voted for Obama in 2008. He
said''he's' unsure how hell rote
this year.,
It's unclear just how wide-
spread the sentiment is that
Black Christians would be bet-
ter off not. voting at all. Many
pastors have said that, despite
their misgivings about the can-
didates, Blacks have fought too
hard for the vote to ever stay
away from the polls.
Black church leaders have be-
gun get-out-the-vote efforts on a
wide range of issues, including
the proliferation of state laws
requiring photo identification
cards to vote, which critics say
discriminate against minorities.
Last Easter Sunday, a month
before Obama's gay marriage
announcement, the Rev. Jamal-
Harrison Bryant of Baltimore


formed the Empowerme
work, a national coali
about 30 denominations
ing to register congregar
provide 'them with back
on health care, the ec
education and other po
Yet, Bryant last mon
The Washington Infor
Black newsweekly, "This
first time in Black chur
tory that I'm aware of the
pastors have encourage
parishioners .not to vote
ant, who opposes gay ma
said the president's posi
marriage is "at the heart
Bryant was traveling
.could not be reached
ditional comment, his
woman said.

The circumstances of the
2012 campaign have led to com-
plex conversations about faith,
politics and voting
The Rev. George Nelson Jr.,
senior pastor of Grace Fellow-
ship Baptist Church in Bren-
ham, Texas, participated in a
conference call with other Black'
pastors the day after Obama's
announcement during which
the ministers resolved to op-
I pose gay marriage. Nelson said
Obama's statement had caused
a "storm" in the Black commu-
SON Still, he said "I would never
vote for a man like Romney," be-
cause Nelson has been taught in
nt Net- the Southern Baptist Conven-
tion of" tion that Mormonism is a cult.
s work- The Rev. Dwight McKissic,
nts and a prominent Southern Baptist
groundd and Black preacher, describes
onomy, himself as a political indepen-
)licy is- dent who didn't support Obama
in 2008 because of his position
th told on social issues. McKissic said
mer, a Obama's support for same-gen-
s is the der marriage "betrayed the Bible
ch his- and the Black church." Around
it Black the same time, McKissic was re-
Id their searching Mormonism for a ser-
e." Bry- mon and decided to propose a
marriage, resolution to the annual South-
tion on ern Baptist Convention that
" of the would have condemned Mor-
mon "racist teachings."
g and' McKissic's Mormon resolution
for ad- failed.
spokes- On Election Day, McKissic
said, "I plan to go fishing."

A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus provides
the first unequivocal evidence that some followers of Jesus
believed him to have been married.

A married Jesus?

Some thought that

Evidence shows

the question

was debated
By Daniel Burke

A newly revealed piece of
papyrus offers fresh evidence
that some early Christians be-
lieved Jesus was married, ac-
cording to a Harvard Divinity
School professor.
Four words written in Cop-
tic on a fourth-century co-
dex quote Jesus referring to
"my wife," said Karen King, a
scholar of early Christianity,
on Tuesday. It is the only. ex-
tant text in which Jesus is ex-
plicitly portrayed as betrothed,
according to King.
King is calling the receipt-
size slip of paper "The Gospel
of Jesus' Wife." She believes
the fragment was originally
written in Greek and later
translated into Coptic, an
Egyptian language.
The fragment says, "Jesus
said to them, 'My wife ac-
cording to King. The rest of the
sentence is cut off.
"Christian tradition has
long held that Jesus was not
married, even though no reli-
able historical evidence exists
to support that claim," King
said in a statement released
by Harvard. "This new gos-
pel doesn't prove that Jesus
was married, but it tells us
that the whole question only
came up as part of vociferous
debates about sexuality and
Those debates continue
to this day, with the Roman
Catholic Church barring most
priests from marrying in part
to follow Jesus' celibate exam-
ple. Arguments over divorce

and same-sex marriage have
also roiled churches in the
U.S. for generations. King said
she expects her new discovery
to add fuel to those quarrels.
Tuesday's surprise an-
nouncement seemed ripped
from the pages of Dan Brown's
2003 book, The Da Vinci Code,
which sold millions of cop-
ies and irked the Vatican
- by suggesting that Catholic
leaders had covered up Jesus'
marriage. to Mary Magdalene.
King said she does not believe
that Jesus was married to
Mary Magdalene.
In another novelistic twist,
King presented her research
in the Vatican's front yard, at
a Coptic Studies conference
held at the Catholic Church's
Institutum Patristicum Augus-
tinianum in Rome.
The Vatican has not yet re-
sponded to her research, King
said at a news conference on
King acknowledged in her
paper that "nothing is known
about the circumstances of
its original discovery or early
ownership." The earliest clue
about the fragment's history
is a letter from the 1980s hint-
ing that a German Egyptolo-
gist believed that it offered evi-
dence that Jesus might have
been married, according to
An anonymous collector
brought the yellowed and tat-
tered fragment to King, a re-
spected historian of early
Christianity, and asked her to
help analyze and translate it in
"I didn't believe it was au-
thentic and told him I wasn't
interested," King said. After
cajoling, however, King relent-
ed and agreed to have the frag-
mented examined by scholars.

Rapper ordained a

deacon in New York

Super star rapper DMX,
who has had more than his
fair share of legal trouble and
struggles with drug addiction,
made a surprising revelation.
He has been ordained as a
Deacon at a Christian minis-
try in New York State and is
looking forward to delivering
his very first sermon soon.
DMX made the stunning an-
nouncement during an inter-
view with website Globalgrind.
"I read the whole bible. I just
been made a deacon at the
church I used to go to-Morn-
ing Star. I would like my first.
sermon to be there or in Yon-
Though the controversial ce-
lebrity is still grappling with
many personal issues, ap-
parently, authority figures at
Morning Star in upstate New
York believe he is ready to take
on a leadership role in the

DMX, interestingly, muses
about what it means to be
ready for true transformation
and realizes that reading the
Bible is not enough.
"The biggest step is riot in
the studying, reading, but the
wanting to change the way
you live. Wanting different
'things for yourself, and mak-
ing that change because if you
still want to drink and smoke,
you could read as much as
you want, that doesn't mean
you're ready."
In 2009, DMX, real name,
Earl Simmons said he would
pursue preaching in Jersey
City, NJ and he.also complet-
ed a Gospel album prior to his
Despite multiple jail stints
and highly publicized turmoil
in his life, the rapper main-
tains that he desires to serve
the Lord, eventually retire
from music, and settle down
as a preacher.






Top most expensive states for
By Ann Brown .

Did you know the average
cost of raising a child in Amer-
ica is $234,900? According to
the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA). it takes
that amount to provide food,
shelter and other necessities
to a child for 17 years.
Breaking it down, this
amounts to between $12,290
and $14,320 annually (de-
pending on the age of child)
for a two-parent, middle-class
household. The costs can go
down or up depending upon
where you live. It is most ex-
pensive in the Northeast.
The 2012 report "Parents
and the High Cost of Child
Care" from Child Care Aware
of America has hsted the top
10 most expensive places to
raise an infant (based on the
percentage of income). The re-
sults factor in the average an-


nual cost of infant care and the
state median income for both

single-parent families and two- state not on the list? You can
parent families. Your home also figure out the cost where

raising children
you live using the USDA's 3. Oregon: Average Annual
"Cost of Raising a Child" cal- Cost of Infant Care: $11,079
culator on their website. Here Cost of care as a percentage
are the top five. Note the lack of State Median Income for a
of overlap between the most Two-Parent Family: 15.4 per-
expensive places to raise a cent
child and the best places to get Cost of Care as a percentage
raise. of Median Income for a Single-
1. New York: Average Annu- Parent Family: 49.8 percent
al Cost df Infant Care: $14,009 4. Colorado: Average Annu-
Cost of care as a percentage al Cost of Infant Care: $12,621
of State Median Income for a Cost of care as a percentage
Two-Parent Family: 15.9 per- of State Median Income for a
cent Two-Parent Pamily: 15.2 per-
Cost of Care as a percentage cent
of Median Income for a Single- Cost of Care as a percentage
Parent Family: 54.2 percent of Median Income for a Smgle-
2. Minnesota: Average Parent Family 47.9 percent
Annual Cost of Infant Care: 5. Hawaii: Average Annual
$13,579 Cost of Infant Care- $12.876
Cost of care as a percentage Cost of care as a percentage
of State Median Income for a of State Median Income for a
Tv-o-Parent Family: 15.6 per- Two-Parent Family. 14.7 per-
cent cent

Cost of Care as a percentage
of Median Income for a Single-
Parent Family: 52.0 percent

Cost of Care as a percentage
of Median Income for a Sigle-
Parent Family: 43.7 percent

Sex, drugs, and raising kids today

By Sam Sommers

Anything in moderation," the
saying goes. But does this wis-
dom apply to the decisions we
make as parents?
The temptation exists, par-
ticularly when our kids are
young, to try to shield them
from anything that might be
even the slightest bit upset-
ting, unhealthy, unpredictable
or dangerous. As they grow,
however, we watch as they de-.
velop minds and lives of their
own, and we learn that keeping
them in bubble wrap is impos-
sible, not to mention inadvis-
able if we want them to develop
their own sense of conscience,
independence and an internal
In fact, some parenting folk
wisdom embraces an inocu-
latiori model, suggesting we
expose children to small, con-
trolled doses of potentially
problematic experiences in the
effort to better prepare them
to ward off future negative
outcomes on their own. Take
alcohol. Researchers report
that as many, as 40 percent of

Researchers report that as many as 40 percent of moth-
ers of third-graders agree with the general idea that letting
kids have sips of alcohol at home will turn them into more
responsible drinkers andileave them better equipped to resist

alcohol-related peer pressure.
mothers of third-graders agree
with the general idea that let-
ting kids have sips of alcohol at
home will-turn them into more
responsible drinkers and leave
them better equipped to re-
sist alcohol-related peer pres-
sure. These pro-sipping beliefs

are particularly evident among
more educated moms.
But while such assump-
tions may have intuitive ap-
peal, data on the matter are
less favorable. As the authors
detail, previous research has
demonstrated that kids tend to

disregard household drinking
norms when they're with their
peers. That fifth graders whose
parents allow them to try alco-
hol become twice as likely to
report recent alcohol use ins
seventh grade. Arid that's, even
when statistically controlling
for a more general propensity
to engage in problem behavior.
What about sex? No, obvi-
ously there isn't a similar wide-
spread parental belief that
young kids should have sex at
home in order to equip them to
make better decisions later in
life. But we parents do make
choices regarding. the media
sexual content our children
view or, at the very least,
our actions and rules help
determine how much sexual
content our children are able
to consume on their own. And
according to research, once
again, early exposure has prob-
lematic effects later on.
Researchers at, Dartmouth
examined hundreds of top-
grossing movies released over
the past several years. They re-
corded the number of seconds
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sense of family, eating together
is important. Our mindset is
that we don't condescend, we
don't tell them how to parent.
Instead I say that 'I'm here to
enhance your parenting, to
show what worked for. me' -
we're in it together."
Tessa Painson, who has over-
seen the program since its in-
ception in 2002, says many of

the families are struggling just
to keep a roof over their heads.
"They're going through so
much [in the world that] when
they start interacting, start to
open up, they get so involved."
"The children sometimes
blame the parents, they think
it's the parents' fault and the
parents blame the kids," Fish
said. "We practice interaction
that allows for a little space
somewhere in all the chaos
where we can all get along."

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Church, Rev. Strange, Sr., pas- Cage at 786-356-3744.

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on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. sharp.
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Wanted Innovation to help Black males
By Douglas C. Lyons According to district statistics, done. In this case, it'll take fire up the assembled. There dren learn in different ways,
only 28 percent of Black stu- q bhig n-, h fr m the. B ....... .. .--

Broward County School Su-
perintendent Robert Runcie
wants to improve his district's
academic performance by de-
veloping a new approach to
reach a key segment of stu-
dents Black males. It won't
be easy and not because
educators don't know what to
do. They do. The problem rests
with a way of education that
hasn't changed much in years.
It's not easy introducing in-
novation into a bureaucracy
that boasts of a class sched-
ule still steeped in America's
pre-industrial era, much less
a bus operation that sent one
of its top administrators pack-
ing. But, give Runcie credit for
trying to address an issue that
plagues public school systems.
As a group, Black students
usually start school behind
and unfortunately stay there.

dents are academically pre-
pared when they begin kin-
dergarten, compared to 35
percent of white students. The
stats are downright damn-
ing, with 61 percent of Black
students graduating on time
compared with 81. percent of
Schools today are more ra-
cially segregated than ever.
Florida, according to study re-
leased this week by the Civil
Rights Project, leads southern
states in the decline of Black
exposure to white students
since its highpoint in 1980,
when half of the state's Black
public school students' shared
classes with white students.
Today, that figure is 30.1 per-
Runcie is, proposing a dif-
ferent approach. He hopes to
better the school district by

Broward County School Superintendent
developing a community strat-
egy to design new educational
initiatives to target Black male
students. It's not like he and
other educators don't know
what to do. There are enough
best practices, concepts, ideas
and strategies to get the job

a. tiJg pus Lom .L eJ J VrowarC
County community to make
academic improvements a re-
This is the point where I have
to inject that this isn't just a
"Black problem." Spare me
the sanctimonious 'you peo-
ple' drivel that puts the blame.
solely on the backs of Black
.students and their parents.
There's more to be done in the
public schools that made this
week's gathering of educators,
political figures and religious
leaders at the Urban League of
Broward County headquarters
"It was never the children,
their parents, the home or
their income, said Jawanza
Kunjufu, a Chicago-based
author and educational con-
sultant. "It is always who's in
front of the class."
Kunjufu was brought in to

were mlomnents oI prase, par-
wcic iiu~ueui ul praise, par-
ticularly for the invited Black
male students. There was
chastisement too. Black stu-
dents, and by extension their
parents, didn't escape berate-
ment for spending more time
watching TV or playing video
games than hitting the books.
But Kunjufu saved some of
his more blistering remarks
for teachers who act more like
custodians, or worse, refer-
ral agents. As he described it:
"They don't teach, they refer.
They're the 20 percent of the
teachers who make 80 percent
of the referrals [to programs
like special education.]"
He came with solutions too,
and some seemed obvious.
Making the curricula inore
multicultural is one way to at-
tract and hold a Black male
student's attention. Under-
standing the notion that chil-

something mat isn't renectea
in the one-size-fits-all type of
teaching that's usually found
in public schools, is important
too. "Young boys don't like ro-
mance novels," Kunjufu said.
One thing is key: the ability
to read. It's a truism that is so
reliable that a child's chances
of graduating from high school
often depends on how well he
reads in the 1st grade. Fourth
grade reading levels are fac-
tors in determining state pris-
on populations. "If you want
to improve your dropout rate,
teach boys how to-read," Kun-
jufu said.
The session.left many in the
audience inspired, some even
committed to do something to
help the cause. How long the
good feeling lasts is anyone's
guess, and it doesn't really
matter. Runcie's work is just

College loan glitch hits parents ,s.-.

Federal Student

Aid reports costly

issue with data

By Susan Tompor

Scott Ruland has a frustrat-
ing story that serves as,a warn-
ing to parents and students
who take out loans to cover col-
lege costs. Sometimes, you can
run into glitches that you can't
afford to ignore.
"I'm finding out the hard
way," Ruland said. "You have
to read everything."
Ruland, 50, took out a par-
ent PLUS loan for $9,619 to
cover costs for the first semes-
ter for his daughter, Shannon,
a freshman at Michigan State
He thought he could hold off
making payments on the loan
until his daughter, 17, gradu-
ated in four.years or so.
Ruland is reading and re-
reading a letter that has him
confused. Did some form get
filled out wrong? Was there a
.glitch in the system?
After receiving a "disclosure
.of loan repayment terms," Ru-
land was shocked to read a
letter saying that he'd have
to make his first payment of
$117.33 a month on that loan
in October. The loan was dis-
persed in August.
While the payment amount

seems relatively small, Ruland
and his wife have other expens-
es to cover now. So if there's a
way to delay making payments,
they want to tap into that strat-
egy. %
"I'm not an expert in finance,
so I don't know this stuff," said
Ruland, an electrical engineer
who lives in Farmington Hills,
Under the terms of the fed-
eral PLUS loan, repayment be-
gins 60 days after the money is
fully disbursed, and repayment
is up to 10 years..
Parents can hold off making
payments. A deferment would
last while the undergraduate
student is in school and for a
six-month grace period after
the student graduates or drops
below half-time enrollment.
The current interest rate on

a PLUS loan is 7.9 percent -
plus 4 percent of the loan in
Mark Kantrowitz, publisher
of FinAid.org and Fastweb.
com, noted that the deferment
aspect of the PLUS loan was
added four years ago. Some
parents might not realize' it's
an option. Others could be con-
fused about,how it works.
Kantrowitz said he's heard a
few complaints that led him to
suspect that Ruland isn't the
only befuddled parent. He likely
isn't. Rick Shipman, director of
financial aid at Michigan State
University, said the university
has not received complaints
from other parents on this is-
Even so, Ruland's experience
is an early warning for a small
group of parents with PLUS

Broward moves to stop

School district announces support

for LGBT History
By Karen Yi

High school senior Lapo-
loean Washington remembers
being bulbed as a kid for be-
ing gay. He says he would skip
school to avoid his classmates
and even tried to kill himself
But last week, the 18-year-
old actor and football play-
er at Hollywood Hills High
School could barely .hold
back his tears this time in
joy as the Broward County
School District announced it
would support LGBT History
Month in October.
The designation of a month
to honor milestones in lesbi-
an, gay, bisexual and trans-
gender history began m Mis-

Month in October
souri in 1994. Broward is
the first district to support it
since then, officials said.
"It helps if we teach our
students the meaningful con-
tributions of a variety of peo-
ple and that way those people
aren't other people, they're
all of u's," said board member
Maureen Dinnen.
A 2011 National Climate
Survey shows eight out of
10 students report being ha-
rassed because of their sex-
ual orientation, said board
member Laurie Rich Levin-
"It's not just a minor prob-
lem, it's a major problem,"
she said. "We'll be looking at
our anti-bullying policy and
strengthening that at the

level where it's implemented
at the schools as well for our
students at large."
The resolution also states
schools will be encouraged
to underscore exemplary role
models in the LGBT commu-
nity to their students.
As a member of the Gay-
Straight Alliance club at his
high school. Washington said
he was confident the mea-
sure will put a stop to LGBT
"This is going to be the end
of it," Washington said. "This
will make a difference now
that it's finally passed."
Fellow club member and
classmate Eliana Mor. 17.
also praised the board's deci-
"Coming from middle school
and being bullied for so long,
for so many years and see-
ing how everything has come

loans across the country.
Shipman checked into the
issue further and discovered
from a federal loan service that
possibly 21,000 borrowers at
various universities across the
country might have received
some bad information in their
recent paperwork on PLUS
Federal Student Aid reported
last Tuesday that it had
.identified an issue with data
that were sent to federal loan
services for Direct PLUS Loan
borrowers. As a result, these
Direct PLUS Loan borrowers
entered \repayment once the
incorrect information was on
the service's system.
Servicers are working to
correct the problem. It's
unknown how many are
affected. The U.S. Department
of Education said a small
subset of parents who had not
deferred payments lut received
loan money in August and
September were involved. The
Department of Education fixed
its system last weekend and
said' no borrower will be made
to enter repayment earlier than
entitled to because of the glitch.
Shipman said MSU parents
with PLUS loans received this
year shouldn't owe money in
October, as the total amount
of the PLUS loan would not be
dispersed until January. He
called that October date "just

full circle, it's just great to
see," Mor said. She said she
was picked on because she
dressed like a boy and was
"I knew by age 10, yeah, I
liked boys, but I liked girls.
too," she said.
As a child, she said her
peers would make fun of her
and cast her aside saying,
"You're not the same as us so
you can't hang out with us,
you can't be with us."
Mor said coming out was
difficult, but she was lucky to
have very understanding par-
ents She issued some words
of advice to her peers who
may still be struggling to tell
their loved ones about their
sexual orientation.
'The first thing you have to
do is be yourself and if they
can't accept you, then it's
their loss,' Mor said.

Talking makes it easier for your children

continued from 14B

of sexual content in each mov-
ie, defined as anything ranging
from heavy kissing to actual in-
tercourse. Then, in phone sur-
veys conducted with over 1,000
adolescents, they asked respon-
dents (who ranged in age from,
12-14 at the time of the first

phone call) how many of these
movies they had seen.
The researchers conducted
follow-up calls with the teenag-
ers over the next several years.
Once the respondents turned
18, they were asked questions
regarding their own sexual be-
havior, ranging from the age at
which they first had sex to the
number of times they had ca-

sual sex without a condom.
Results indicated that the
more exposure 12-14-year-
olds had to media with sexual
content the younger they were
when they lost their virgin-
ity. Watching more movies with
sexual content .when young
also predicted a greater num-
ber of sexual partners and an
increased likelihood of engaging

in risky sexual behaviors. These
patterns emerged for both boys
and girls.
One moral of these studies is
that simple exposure to forbid-
den fruit does ndt seem to curb
later temptation. Letting your
children sip alcohol isn't wise
parenting; teaching them about
responsible consumption -
whether of alcohol or food is.

Teachers and school staff will return to the picket lines of
the schools.

Chicago teachers will lose

unless they revise strategy

By Jack Schneider

For the past week nearly
30,000 educators have been on
the streets of Chicago march-
ing, chanting and carrying
signs. They. are determined.
And they are united. But they
have the wrong message and,
as such, they are on the verge
of permanently alienating the
American public sympathy for a
fairer contract, especially in the
midst of a recession.

Even if teachers were to
change tack and talk about
the potential flaws in "value-
added" teacher evaluations,
they would still fail to generate
real sympathy, at least in this
case. District leaders in Chi-
cago have proposed both a 16%
pay increase and a relatively
benign roll-out of such testing-
focused teacher accountability.
Over the course of five years,
the weight of such measures
will slowly climb until they ac-
count for 25% of evaluations for
elementary school teachers and
40% for high school teachers.
These figures are roughly in
line with what the public thinks
they should be.
Reformers have spent the past
decade staking out the rhetori-

cal high ground on this. issue,
making the case that teacher
opposition to reform is moti-
vated by inflexible self-interest.
Adult needs, they argue, must
finally take a back seat to edu-
cating children. This shouldn't
be about contracts; it should be
about kids.

If teachers want to turn the
tides back in their favor, they
need to begin making a case
about children and learning
rather than about adults and
working conditions. And there
is a bold case that might be
For the past decade, school
administrators have pressured
teachers to prepare students for
the high stakes standardized
tests mandated by No Child
Left Behind.' And as a result,
the curriculum has narrowed
dramatically, with cuts to sci-
ence, language, art, history and
music. Meanwhile, teachers
have resorted to drilling their
students in preparation for
machine-scored multiple choice
exams. No one wants schools to
look like this. Not the American
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Take tuna off school

By Elizabeth Weise

A coalition of consumer
groups is recommending the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
get tuna out of school lunch-
rooms after tests of canned
tuna sold to schools found
highly variable levels of mer-
cury, in some cases higher than
federal guidelines.
Tuna industry groups coun-
tered that canned tuna is safe
and wholesome. The real pub-
lic health issue is that "we don't
eat enough" seafood, says Gavin
Gibbons of the National Fisher-
ies Institute, a seafood industry
group in McLean, Va.
The Mercury Policy Project of
Montpelier, Vt., is a non-profit
working to reduce mercury in
the environment. It tested 59

samples of tuna in institution-
size cans and foil pouches from
11 states. The levels of methyl-
mercury were in general close
to previous tests done by the
Food and Drug Administration.
However, levels of mercury var-
ied widely, even from the same
can or pouch. The average
methylmercury content ranged
from 0.02 to 0.64 parts per mil-
lion in light tuna and between
0.19 and 1.27 parts per million
in albacore tuna.
"On any given day in, a giv-
en school, children eating the
same meal could get mercury
doses that vary by tenfold," just
because of the variability of the
chunk of meat in the packet,"
says Edward Groth, author of
the report, released Wednes-
day. It was sponsored by sever-

Students sil
al groups, including th
for Science in the Publ
est and Physicians fo
Current federal dietary

lunch menus, group says

.. most people eat it once a week parents need to be aware of how
or less, says Gibbons. much tuna their children eat,
> To suggest we're eating too he says. Kids who eat a tuna
much is almost comical," he sandwich a month aren't at risk
says. Scaring children away but some children, "we don't
from tuna "at a point in their know how many there are," love
p life when they're developing tuna and eat a lot of it, he says.
their nutrition habits and their Even four times a month could
palates" is damaging. have "subtle adverse effects" on
SDiane Pratt-Heavner of the some children. "We're trying to
"" $ r School Nutrition Association in put those kids on the map," he
National Harbor, Md., says she says.
S.b doesn't believe tuna is a big is- The Environmental Protection.
r.- # stie because it's not popular Agency's maximum acceptable
. ... on.school lunch menus. She dose for methylmercury, a po-
S only sees it as an item in deli- tent neurotoxin, is one-tenth of
tting at cafeteria table eating. style counters, mostly in high a microgram per kilogram of a
I schools, where it's one choice person's body weight. Even tiny
e Center lines urge Arnericans to eat among many. levels of methylmercury have
ic Inter- seafood twice a week because Groth agrees that tuna isn't been linked to learning disabili-
r Social seafood is a healthy protein and a huge part of. school lunches, ties and developmental delays
contains omega-3 fatty acids, but wants to make sure kids in children, according to EPA
ry guide- important for metabolism, but aren't getting too much. And scientists.

State obesity rates

could soar by 2030

By Nanci Hellmich

Obesity among Americans
will grow from about a third
of the population today to at
least 44 percent in every state,
a study out Tuesday shows.
The prediction says that 13
states will have adult obesity
rates over 60 percent. In fact,
about two-thirds of adults in
Mississippi and several other
states will be obese by 2030 if
obesity rates continue to climb
as they are now, the analysis
At this trajectory, "more
people will have preventable
diseases that will dramati-
cally affect the quality of their
lives, from type 2 diabetes to
debilitating arthritis to heart
disease," says Jeffrey Levi, ex-
ecutive director of the Trust for
America's Health, a non-profit
group that commissioned the
analysis along :with the Rob-
ert Wood. Johnson Founda-
tion. "The health care costs of
obesity-related diseases would
skyrocket by billions of dollars
a year."
If states could reduce their
residents' body mass index,
a number that takes into ac-

count height land weight, by
as little as 5%, it could help
millions of people avoid those
diseases and save billions
in health care dollars, Levi
says. For someone who is 200
pounds, that would mean
dropping about 10 pounds, he
Researchers at the National
Heart Forum in London con-
ducted the analysis using a
statistical model that incor-
porated state-by-state obesity
data from the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention in
which people self-report their
height and weight in a tele-
phone survey. Researchers
adjusted for the fact that peo-
ile tend to underreport their
weight and over-report their
In another, more rigorous
CDC study, people are actually
weighed and measured. That
data show that the national
obesity rate was relatively sta-
ble from 1960 to 1980, when-
about 15 percent of people fell
into that category. It increased
dramatically in the '80s and
'90s, rising to 32 percent in
2000 and 36 percent in 2010.
Another analysis, released

Estimates on the cost
of obesity-related
illnesses vary from
$147 billion a year to
$210 billion a year.

in May, suggested that overall,
about 42 percent of Americans
may end up obese by 2030.
Justin Trogdon, a research
economist with RTI Interna-
tional, a non-profit organiza-
tion who conducted the earlier
analysis, says of the new pre-
diction: "Although our study
used the same CDC survey
that they used, our methods
allowed for a slowing in the
growth rate. So that's why we
ended up getting lower growth
rate projections than they did."
Estimates on the cost of obe-
sity-related illnesses vary from
$147 billion a year to $210 bil-
lion a year, Levi says. Those
costs would increase by $48
billion to $66 billion in 2030
if the rate climbs as projected,
he says.
Some states and cities are
making changes to make
healthier choices easier for
people, he says. Some ways to
turn the tide: Increase time for
physical activity and improve
foods served in schools, as
well as offer reasonably priced
weight-loss programs in com-
munities, Levi says.

Bigger portions of foods can help dieters

By Ellie Krieger

At first glance, the logic
seems simple: To lose weight.
you need to eat smaller por-
tions But is sitting down to a
half-empty dinner plate really
the best strategy if it leaves
you hungry and more likely
to succumb to the midnight
When it comes to weight
control, it turns out bigger
portions of the right foods
- may be the answer. Numer-
ous studies, many of them
conducted at Pennsylvania
State University by Barbara
Rolls, author of The Ultimate
Volumetrics Diet, suggest
that people tend to consume
and be satisfied by the same
volume of food at a sitting re-
gardless of how many calories
it contains. So by bulking up
dishes in ways that add few
or no calories, you can have
a full. satisfying plate that's
also good for your waistline.
Here are some simple, flavor-
ful-strategies for getting more
for less.

One of the best ways to
amp up portions but reduce
calories is to work in vegeta-
ble purees. In a recent study
published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
participants who had pureed
vegetables hidden in their
meals ate the same quantity
of food and were equally sat-
isfied but ate up to 350 fewer
calories and two extra serv-
ings of vegetables a day than
those who didn't. That calorie

Mixing vegetables- into
your meals such as sliced
zucchini in your linguine or
pureed squash in your mac
and cheese can add bulk
without adding many calo-
difference can add up to three
pounds of weight lost a month,
not to mention the potential
health benefits from the nu-
trition in the extra vegetable
servings. Try folding pureed
winter squash Lvou can buy
it frozen or canned) into your
macaroni and cheese, adding
choked cauliflower to potatoes
before mashing, or putting pu-
reed cooked carrots or peas in
your casseroles.
You don't have to sneak veg-
etables to amp up volume, nu-
trition and satisfaction. You
can also add them in a way
that gives an obvious burst
of color and texture. Try slic-
ing zucchini into ribbons and

adding to linguine. layering
sliced cucumber, radishes
and grilled vegetables on your
sandwiches, and adding extra
vegetables such as red bell
peppers and mushrooms to
stews and chili.

Cutting food to make it ap-
pear more plentiful is a win-
ning strategy as well. In a re-
cent study from Arizona State
University, subjects given a
bagel cut into pieces ate less
but were equally satisfied,
compared with those served a
whole bagel. So cut and roast
your potatoes instead of bak-
ing them whole, and serve
slices of bread rather than a
whole roll.. Make the official
3-ounce "deck of cards" sized
portion of meat look more
sumptuous and satisfying by
slicing it thinly and fanning it
out on the plate.

Of course, air has no calo-
ries and you can use it to your
advantage to inflate portions
One study showed people con-
sumed about 70 fewer calories
when given a more aerated
cheese-puff snack. So choose
popcorn and puffed grain ce-
reals over more dense chips.
crackers and granola. And
consider the sweet bargain of
5 cups of cotton candy for the
same calories as a mere 1 1 jel-
ly beans. Also. you can get the
same sized spread of cream
cheese and butter for your
toast for considerably fewer
calories simply by switching to
the whipped kind.


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Drug has promise for rare disorder

Arbaclofen treats Fragile X

Syndrome; hopes raised for autism

By Liz Szabo

For the first time, a drug.has
shown success in treating so-
cial withdrawal symptoms in
children with a rare disorder
called Fragile X Syndrome,
leading scientists to hope that
it might also help those with
The drug, arbaclofen, is the
first to treat one of the core
symptoms of Fragile X Syn-
drome, a leading cause of in-
tellectijal disability and the
most prevalent known cause
of autism. The study, appear-
ing in Science Translational
Medicine, involved only 63 pa-

tients, and arbaclofen has not
yet been approved .by the Food
and Drug Administration.
Robert Schultz,' director of
the Center on Autism Research
at Children's Hospital of Phila-
delphia,' notes, "This is the first
drug in the field of autism that
directly reports on improving
social symptoms, and we have
no other drug that does that.
I'm very, very excited that this
is being published."
Currently, children with au-
tism undergo intensive behav-
ioral therapy to improve their
social skills.
Social impairments along
with communication problems

and repetitive behaviors are
defining traits of autism, says
Robert Ring, vice president
of translational research at
Autism Speaks, an advocacy
group. "This is groundbreak-
ing work," Ring says, calling it
"perhaps the most important
medicine development program
.running in autism today."
Helping children, connect
with others could potentially
alleviate many "downstream"
complications of autism, part-
ly by fostering language skills,
says Katie Clapp, co-founder
of the Fragile X Foundation.
"Sociability opens the door to
learning," says Clapp, whose
-23-year-old son has Fragile
X. "These'kids spend so much
time hovering in the corner,
unable to interact with-others."

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Helping children
to limit or avoid
junk foods

By Nanci Hellmich

Many heavy children and their
parents are looking for ways to
help kids reach a healthier weight,
but there are few places to go for
Now a new pilot study suggests
that kids can trim down in a six-
month weight-loss program that
combines group support along
with parental help at home.
Scientists at Temple Univer-
,sity's Center for Obesity Research
and Education tracked 155 obese
children, average age 11, who at-
tended a weight-management pro-
gram with a trained facilitator for
six months at several YMCAs in
Providence, R.I.
The children along with. their

parents went to .12 group sessions
with the facilitator, and they had
12 sessions at home where parents
helped their kids evaluate their
progress and set new goals.
The kids learned how to limit or
avoid foods such as cookies, candy,
sugar-sweetened beverages and
fried foods, and they were, taught
about the healthful foods that they
should be consuming.
,The children were encouraged to
limit screen time (TV, computers)
to no more than two hours a day,
get enough sleep and be physically
active. They learned how to track
.their food intake, screen time,
physical activity level and sleeping
The program was a modified ver-
sion of more involved, expensive
university-based programs that
have been. successful in helping,
kids lose weight.
The findings, reported online to-
day in the journal Pediatrics, show
that at the end of six months: 10
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By Kim Painter

Regretting that tattoo you got? Cheer
up: There's a good chance a dermatol-
ogist can remove it for you but suc-
,cess is going to depend on a number
of factors, including how big the tattoo
is, what colors it contains and whether
you smoke.
Italian researchers who treated 352
people between 1995 and 2010 say
they are the first to fully explore the
factors that make some tattoos harder
to remove than others. Their findings


were published online Monday in the
Archives of Dermatology.
The doctors used the current stan-
dard procedure for tattoo removal,
which involves repeated laser treat-
ments spaced several weeks apart. The
devices they used, called Q-switched
lasers, removed tattoos for 47 percent
Sof patients in 10 sessions, nearly 75
percent in 15 sessions.
But success varied. Tattoos were
harder to remove if they were:
More than 12 inches.
Colors other than black or red.


More than three years old.
On feet or legs.
Oh a smoker. Smoking may impair
natural healing processes that help
clear ink after treatment, researchers
A separate study in .the journal
looked at a newer laser, not yet ap-
proved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, and found it removed
more than 75 percent of tattoo ink in
an average of four sessions. But the
study of the picosecond laser included
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You can fight

chronic illnesses

a cup at a time

By Yagana Shah

Research has long shown the,
afitioxidant properties and health
benefits of tea, but new findings
.suggest it also may have sig-
nificant preventative properties
against chronic disease.'
Recent findings were discussed
last Wednesday at the Fifth Inter-
national Scientific Symposium on
Tea and Human Health in Wash-
ington, D.C.
"If there's anything that can con-
fidently be communicated to the
public, it's the ability of tea to be
associated and demonstrated in
the primary prevention of chronic
disease," says meeting chairman
Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor in
Friedman School of Nutrition Sci-
ence and Policy at. Tufts Univer-
sity, Boston.
One of those is osteoporosis.
Green tea in particular may help
reduce the risk for fractures and
improve bone mass, suggests a
study by researchers at the Texas
Tech University Health Sciences

Center. "Osteoporosis is a non-
curable disease and prevention
is key," says Chwan-Li "Leslie"
Shen, associate professor of pa-

"Many people
aren't getting as
many flavonoids
as they need to.
Another way to
get them is tea."
In a six-month trial of 171 post-
menopausal women with low bone
mass, they improved bone forma-
tion when they consumed 500 mg
of green tea polyphenol capsules a
day, equivalent to four to six cups
of tea, alone or in conjunction
with tai chi exercises.
Green tea promoted bone re-
modeling within three months
and reduced oxidative stress
damage, Shen says. "Bone loss
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Did you Know that

September is Prostate

Cancer Awareness Month?
Prostate problems frequently occur in men over the age
of 50. Fortunately, most problems are not cancer. Even if
cancer is diagnosed, the relative five-year survival rate for
all men is nearly 100 percent. The most common prostate
problem diagnosed in men in over 50 is prostate enlarge-
ment. or benign prostatic hyperplasia IBHP). This condi-
tion occurs because the prostate continues to grow as a
man matures, potentially squeezing the urethra and af-
fecting bladder control. Men under the age of 50 are more
likely to experience an inflammation or infection, called
The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that
is located in front of the rectum just below the bladder.
It w\raps around the urethra, which carries urine out of
the body. The prostate is part of a man's sex organs and
is responsible for producing fluid that is part of semen.
Regardless of age, men should see a doctor immediately if
they notice any signs of prostate problems, such as:
Frequent urge to urinate
Having to get up dunng the night to urinate
Presence of blood in urine or semen
Feeling pain or a burning sensation while urinating
Inability to urinate
Painful ejaculation
Urine dribbling
Recurrent pain or stiffness in the lower back; hips.
pelvic area or upper leg
Diagnosing prostate problems may in olive several tests,
the first of which is usually the digital rectal exam (DRE).
During a DRE, the physician inserts a gloved finger into
the rectum to feel the prostate and evaluate its size, shape
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breast, ovarian cancers
By Liz Szabo
Scientists announced last Sunday that they have
finished mapping \irtuallv all of the genetic muta-
tions in breast cancer, an effort that could soon
change the way patients are treated and eventually
help researchers develop better treatments.
"The catalogue of human breast cancers is near-
1y complete," says study co-leader Matthew Ellis of
the Washington University School of Medicine in St
Louis. 'It's the breast-cancer equivalent of putting a
man or woman on the moon.
Among the most stinking findings: One of the most
lethal types of breast cancer is genetically closer to a
kind of ovarian cancer than it is to other breast tu-
mors, according to the paper, published online today
in Nature.
That discovery could soon produce real benefits
for breast cancer patients, Ellis says. Women with
so-called basal-like breast tumors also known as
triple-negative cancers would likely do better on
a much less toxic chemotherapy regimen, which is
currently the standard of care in ovarian cancer
Such shifts show that doctors are beginning to
change the way they look at cancers, focusing less
on a tumor's organ of origin and more on the inner
workings of its nucleus, down to the molecular level,
Ellis says.
"Just because it's a breast cancer doesn't mean
it's like every other breast cancer," says Brad Ozen-
berger, who oversees the research project, called The
Cancer Genome Atlas, at the National Institutes of
The ambitious federally funded program with
a budget of $100 million a year aims to be the
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over a tattoo on a woman's
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'GMA's' Robin Roberts has bone-marrow transplant


By Don Kaplan

S"Good Morning America" co-
host Robin Roberts delivered
a powerful message Thursday
shortly before she underwent
a desperate but successful
bone-marrow transplant.
The brave morning-show an-
chor, who is being treated for
a rare blood disorder, offered
heartfelt thanks to "GMA"
viewers in a taped message. ,
"This journey is as much
about the mind as it is the
body," said Roberts, 51, sitting
on a hospital bed and wearing
a bright pink baseball cap.
"Your thoughts are so pow-
erful. You've got to change

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the way you think in order to
_.__ change the way you feel. And
0 let me just say this lastly, I feel
Sthe love and I thank you for it."
The transplant in which
Sliquefied bone marrow donated
by her sister, Sally, was slowly
injected through an intrave-
nous drip took place around
10 a.m. at New York Presbyte-
rian Hospital.
Before the transplant, Rob-
,.--., erts' doctor, Gail Roboz, said
the beloved TV personality was
bravely handling the grueling
situation which included
eight days of intense che-
motherapy to prepare for the
"Medically speaking,, she is

doing fantastic," Roboz said on
But the doctor added sadly,
"I think she misses her moth-
Roberts' mom, Lucimarian
Tolliver Roberts, died Aug. 30
the day after Robin started
her leave from "GMA."
Roboz said that even reading
a few emails and sitting up in
bed is exhausting for Roberts,.
whose 11-day hospital stay
has left her weak.
During Thursday's 90-min-
ute procedure, Roberts was
surrounded by her closest
friends, family and some co-
"Now, as expected, it is going

to be a long waiting game, but
we know Robin is going to beat
this," ABC News spokesman
Jeffrey Schneider said.
"GMA" weatherman Sam
Champion, who visited his
pal in the hospital earlier this
week, said, "She is in remark-
able spirits."
Roberts is suffering from
myelodysplastic syndrome, a
disorder spurred by her treat-
ment for breast cancer last
According to the National
Institutes of Health, approxi-
mately 18,000 people develop
MDS each year with several
hundred of those cases result-
ing from dancer treatment.

Tea has preventative abilities

continued from 17B

can be slowed. You can slow the
progression. You can delay the
onset of osteoporosis."
SAmong other preventative
properties of tea reported were
in the area of cardiovascular
health. A small study of 19
people with hypertension and
19 without found that drinking
just one cup of black tea be-
fore eating a high-fat meal sup-
ported healthy arterial function

and prevented negative effects
on blood pressure.
"Black tea inay induce a pro-
tective effect by not only reduc-
ing blood pressure but also
reducing the negative action
of the fat load on the arteries;"
says researcher Claudio Ferri
of the University L'Aquila, Italy.
Flavonoids, which induce di-
lation of the arteries, are the
most important component in
htea, he says. Drinking black
tea could lead to a reduction in
strokes, heart attacks and car-

diovascular diseases, he adds.
Among other updated find-
r Drinking green tea can help
burn up to 100 calories a day,
through increased energy ex-
penditure and fat oxidation,
found researchers at Maas-
tricht University, the Nether-
Tea drinkers experienced
better task performance and
alertness in a placebo-con-
trolled study by Unilever R&D,
Vlaardingen, the Netherlands.

Study shows new cancer findings

continued from 17B

cancer equivalent of the Hu-
man Genome Project, which
decoded and mapped the hu-
man genetic blueprint. Scien-
tists already have published
the genomes of f6ur other can-
cers: brain, ovarian, colorectal
and lung. In this study, scien-
tists analyzed tissue from 348
breast cancers, finding that
most tumors are caused by
mutations in 30 to 50 genes,

Ellis says.
The genome atlas could give
drug companies ideas for new
drugs that target key genetic
mutations in cancer, Ozen-
berger says. In addition, the
catalogue of genetic mistakes
can also help scientists better
understand how cancers de-
velop and spread, Ozenberger
For example, they .may dis-
cover that a newly discovered
gene is involved in the immune
system providing a clue to

how cancer eludes the body's
normal defenses. Already, the
program has given research-
ers clues that both ovarian
and triple-negative breast tu-
mors could be vulnerable to
drugs that block new blood
vessel growth, which aim to
starve tumors.
Triple-negative tumors ac-
count for about 10 percent to
15 percent of all breast can-
cers, and are more common
among younger women and
Blacks. Today, women with

Removing your tattoos may cost you a great deal of time and money

continued from 17B

only 12 patients and did not
directly compare it with the
standard lasers. It was partially
funded by Cynosure, Inc., the

Typical side effects for any
laser treatment can include
pain, redness and swelling,
says Nazanin Saedi, director
of laser surgery and cosmetic
dermatology at Thomas Jeffer-
son. University in Philadelphia.
She worked on the study of the

picosecond laser when she was
a fellow at SkinCare Physicians
in Chestnut Hills, Mass.
But it's the cost, in time and
money that discourages many
peoplewho want their tattoos
removed, says George Hruza,,
clinical professor of dermatol-

ogy at St. Louis University in
Missouri. He says he charges
$200 to $600 per laser session,
depending on how big and dif-
ficult-to-remove a tattoo is. He
says doctors are experimenting
with several 'techniques that
might speed up a process that

can take a year or two and, in
extreme cases, "cost as much
as car."
Still, it's a growing business,
Hruza says, thanks to the ris-
ing popularity of tattoos and the
inevitable regrets among some
people who get them. "Some

people come in a week after
they get the tattoo," he' adds.
Maybe it's a good thing that
most people seem to like their
tattoos: 21 percent of adults
have at least one tattoo and just
14 percent of those who have
them regret them.

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5129 N.W. 17th Avenue
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2799 N.W. 46th Street

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New Way of Life Int'l Ministries
285 NW 199 Street
Miami, FL 33169

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Hosanna Community
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2171 N.W. 56th Street

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

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Hour of Prayer 6.30 o m Early Morning Worship 7 30 a.m
Sunday School 10 am Morning Worship II a m
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Joshua Morse III, fighter for integration

By Douglas Martin

Joshua Morse III, who as
dean of the University of Mis-
sissippi School of Law in the
1960s defied segregationist tra-
dition by admitting the school's
first Black students, a move
that led to the desegregation of
Mississippi's legal profession
and judiciary, died last Friday
at his home in Tallahassee, Fla.
He was 89.
In a time of civil rights march-
es and often violent racial strife
in the Deep South, Morse chal-
lenged prejudice and paro-
chialism by fostering a mark-
edly progressive period at the
school. He used Ford Founda-
tion money to recruit minority
students, promoted a student
legal assistance program for the
poor, exposed students to lib-
eral ideas and hired Ivy League
professors from the North.
But his efforts lasted only six
years. Pitted against the state's
legal establishment, he stepped
down in 1969, and the school
reverted to more conservative
Morse admitted Ole Miss's
first Black law students in
1963, a year after James Mer-
edith became the first Black to
enroll at the university, a wa-

tershed event in the civil rights
struggle. By 1967 Black enroll-
ment at the law school had ex-
panded to about 20 in a student
body of 360.

Black graduates were soon
admitted to the state bar, join-
ing a legal fraternity defined
by alumni of Ole Miss, which
Time magazine called the "prep
school for political power in
Reuben Anderson, the first
Black graduate of the school,
in 1968, went on to become
the first Black appointee to
the State Supreme Court and
the first Black president of the
Mississippi bar. The school's
first Black woman to graduate,
Constance Slaughter-Harvey,
in 1970, became the first Black
woman to be named a judge in
Morse's achievements re-
main legend in legal education
circles. John Egerton, in his
1991 book, "Shades of Gray:
Dispatches From the Modern
South," wrote: "The Ole Miss
Law School's six-year orbit into
activism was a spectacular ab-
erration, a reversal of form that
briefly turned a conservative

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institution into one of the most
progressive and experimental in
the nation."
Joshua Marion Morse III was
born on March 1, 1923, in Pop-
larville, Miss., a sawmill town.
He was a graduate of Ole Miss
and its law school and served in
the Army during World War II.
After law school he joined his
father's law practice in Poplar-
ville, where he defended 23 peo-
ple accused of murder and won
not-guilty verdicts for 22. (The
23rd was convicted of a lesser
charge.) He successfully de-
fended several Black men who
had violent altercations with

the police.

Morse joined the Ole Miss
faculty as an associate profes-
sor in 1962 and was named
dean in 1963. Instead of start-
ing immediately, however, he
attended Yale on a one-year
graduate fellowship. But before
he left, he helped orchestrate
admission offers to several
Black students.
When he returned, be
brought two Yale gradu ;
with him to teach. .The next
year he hired another and re-
ceived a $437,000 grant from
the Ford Foundation to recruit
minorities. In 1965, he invited
eight Yale professors to teach
two-week courses on individ-
ual rights. The next semester,
he brought a group of Harvard
professors to lecture on federal-
ism. Professors from Columbia
and New York University came
He ended up hiring new grad-
uates of Yale Law School to fill 8
of 21 positions. Besides teach-
ing, they prepared federal law-
suits on voting rights and civil
liberties and recruited students
for a legal assistance program
for the poor.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/03/1934 03/12/1984

We're thinking of you espe-
cially today, even though your
loving smile and gentle touch
will be with us always.
SYour loving wife, Beauty and,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to thank you for
your prayers, thoughtfulness
and kindness during our
time of bereavement.
With gratitude we thank
Reverend Earl and Sis.
Emma Ponder Sr. and Family







Seeing a doctor is vital for men

continued from 17B

and condition. A prostate-spe-
cific antigen test then may be
ordered to check whether pros-
tate cells are producing high
levels of this protein due to the
presence of cancer. A urinaly-
sis may be necessary to detect
traces of blood in the urine that
could indicate a kidney stone
or infection. Magnetic reso-
nance imaging or computed to-
mography scans can be used to
identify abnormal structures. A
cystoscopy may be done to see
inside the urethra and blad-
der to determine the location of
an, blockage. The diaLno-.is of

prostate cancer would be con-
firmed using a transrectal ul-
trasound and rectal biopsy.
If BHP is diagnosed, the con-
dition can be managed several
ways. Mild symptoms may not
require any treatment. Howev-
er, regular checkups are neces-
sary to make sure the condition
does not worsen. Other options
include taking medications to
shrink or relax the prostate
so it does not block the blad-
der opening or surgery to help
urine flow.
Acute prostatitis can start
suddenly and cause fever,
chills or lower back pain. An-
other form of prostatitis, called
chronic bacterial prostatitis, is

an infection that occurs repeat-
edly. Both may be treated with
antibiotics. Chronic abacterial
prostatitis is a condition that is
difficult to treat and may need
more than one round of treat-
Different prostate problems,
including prostate cancer,
may cause similar symptoms.
That is why it is important to
see your doctor to determine
if there something wrong with
your prostate. For more infor-
mation about prostate prob-
lems, talk with your doctor or
call North Shore Medical Cen-
ter at 1-800-984-3434 for a
free refe-ri to r p'rialiset nr-

Teacher opposition to reform

continued from 15B

with NCLB. Not students, for &,
whom learning is stripped of [iIhl1 I '.
both its joy and its relevance. th S p
And not even school reformer- .. '. ,'r .
in-chief Arne Duncan, who re- ,
cently observed that tests aren't. '
always assessing "important
knowledge and skills.":. .

Our standardized tests, in I
short, are out of sync with ouri S -'a. i j
values. Designed for cost effec- important factors such as per- test is a reckless proposition.
tiveness and scoring efficiency, formance and habits of mind. And that's just what the val-
they emphasize strategic guess- As long as that's the case, any ue-added push does: It essen-
work and the memorization of policy that provides incentives tially tells teachers to raise test
minutia, while ignoring more for educators to teach to the scores at any cost.

Remove tempting treats at home

continued from 17B
percent fewer children were
obese. Overall, both kids and
parents said they felt the chil-
dren had a better quality of
"If all the kids across the
country were exposed to a
program like this, we could
significantly reduce childhood
obesity," says lead author

Gary Foster, director of the
Center for Obesity Research
and Education at Temple Uni
versity in Philadelphia.
His best advice to kids and
parents who want to get start-
ed now:
Try to limit junk foods like
cookies to two or less a day.
Limit screen time to two
hours or less a day.
Registered dietitian Eliza-
beth Ward, author of MyPlate

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ter, says, "Clearly, a healthy
weight is a family affair, and
parents serve as powerful
models for a healthy lifestyle.
"It's much easier to help
your child to a healthy weight
when you don't keep tempting
treats in the house, includ-
ing soda, cookies, and chips.
Those are once-in-a-while

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JR., 82, laborer,

RUTH BOWIE, 81, homemaker,
died September
23 in Lakeland,
Fl. Arrange-
ments are in-


bus driver, died
September 21
at North Shore
Medical Center.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

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

ALVIN SMITH, 82, entrepreneur,
died September
18 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at First African
Baptist Church
in Brunswick,

bus aide, died
17 at Jackson
North Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Friday at
Friendship Mis-
sionary Baptist

JAMES WILSON, 62, truck
driver, died
September 24 N
at North Shore.
Medical Center.
Service 2:30
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

EH Zion
September 15
at Memorial Re- d
gional. Service
2 p.m., Saturday
at St. John Bap- :
tist Church.

ber 17 at North
Shore Medi-
cal. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Rock of Ages
M.B. Church.


September 21. Viewin
Friday at Miramar Chur

retired waste I
ma nagement
supervisor, died
21 at home.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street
Community e -
Baptist Church.

JR., 68, retired custom
September 17 at home
a.m., Saturday at St.
sionary Baptist Church.

Hadley Davis MLK

homemaker .. I

f died September
22. Survivors
include: one
son, Leroy
Coaxumu 4
cook, died ( Rose); seven
and a host of
other relatives and friends. Service
11a.m., Saturday at Greater Bethel
A.M.E. Church.

VERA S. WYCHE, 80, longtime
registered nurse
and educator, 1,. 1.
died September
ed Septem- 18 at Victoria
Hospital. Wyche
was born in
;. Jacksonville
and moved
to Miami at a
very young age. She attended
and graduated from Booker T
Washington Jr. Sr. High School in
the class of 1949.
Vera earned a bachelor's degree
31, died in nursing from Hampton Institute
g 6-9 p.m., in 1955 and returned to Miami to
ch of Christ. marry Charles Wyche, Jr. They
married the following year and to
S this union came their one child,
She is survived by her daughter,
RSE, 51 Kathryne Wyche Latimore; son in-
S law, Samuel; grandson, Charles
and wife Charlene; three brothers,
William, George and Sylvester
w Smith; sister, Jacqueline Davis;
godson, Germarlon Broadnax
S and his wife Renee and a host of
relatives and friends.
The Litany, 6:30 p.m., Friday
evening at the Episcopal Church
_S of the Incarnation. Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Incarnation.

odian, died
i. Service 11
Peters Mis-

4:30 P.M., TUESDAY

died September
15 at Jackson
Hospital. Ar-
rangements are

Gregg L. Mason
trepreneur, died
September 19.
Viewing 5-8
p.m., Friday at
the church. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., ,
Saturday at
New Generation
Baptist Church,
940 Caliph Street. Interment:
Southern Memorial Park.

motor driver . -
for Smurfit,
died Septem-
ber 18. Survi- "
vors include: > '
wife, Eddie L.;
sons, Freddie I
J. Whitehead,
Otis and Jim- -
mie L. Laidler; daughters, Barbara
Bradshaw(Leroy) and Daniyah
Case ( Ralphston); and a host of
other relatives. Viewing 4-8 p.m.,
Friday. Family hour 5-7 p.m., Fri-
day. Service 11a.m., Saturday at
Second Canaan MBC. Interment:
Vista Memorial Gardens.

88, librar-
ian, Miami-Dade
County Schools,
died September
20. Survivors in-
clude: son, Riley
S. (Leanora);
Michael Searcy,
Tamara Butler and Katrina Hall; six
great grandchildren; a host of other
relatives. Viewing 2-9 p.m., Friday.
Family hour 5-8 p.m., Friday. Ser-
vice 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Greater
Bethel AME Church. Interment:
Dade Memorial Park.

ROBERT JONES SR., 81, retired
truck driver,
died September
22. Survivors
include: his
Annette Jones; .
daughters, '
Daisy Davison,
E ve rlean
Knapper (Bobby), Bessie Lindsey,
Dorothy and Rachelle Jones; sons,
Charles, Nathaniel and Demetrius
Jones; one sister, Faustine J.
Roberson; nineteen grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Service 3 p.m., Saturday in the

MS, 77, re-

Wright and Young
tired environ-
mental service
worker, died
September 22
at Jackson Me-
morial North.
Service 1:30
p.m., Saturday
at New Provi-
dence Missionary Baptist Church.

died Septem-
ber 22 in Miami,
FL. Viewing 5-8
p.m., Friday at
Believers Life
Ministries, 901
NW 62 Street. .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at the church.

sistant admin-
istrator, died
September 22
at North Shore
Hospice. Sur-
vivors include: .
wife; Claudia;
sons Robert
Daniels, Robert
Slater, and Damon McWilliams.
Viewing 5-8 p.m., Friday at Bethel
Apostolic Temple, 1855 NW 119
Street, Miami, FL 33167. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at the church.

September 22
in Miami, FL.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Peaceful Zion

,0-'X M Ciara; one granddaughter. Britney;
-..i.M gdraiiz so;., ,arrmenr (Late) Joyce;

sisters, Barbara (Mikael), Ollie,
Beverly, Alamarine Viel, Mary; the
late Beatrice Copeland and Allen
B. EVANS, Garmon; longtime friends, Sundry,
Walter, Matthew and a host of
nieces, nephews and friends.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Christ
Crusade Family Center Inc., 13720
NW 22 Avenue, Opa-locka, FL.

registered nurse, died September
14 at home. Service 11 a.m.,
ber 22 at MELVIN O. GORDON, 72, cargo
r. Arrange- agent, died September 14 at Holy
Cross Hospital. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at Hopewell Missionary
S Baptist Church, Pompano Beach.

CAROLYN SMITH, 63, nurse,
died Septem-
ber 19. Service
11:30 a.m., Sat-
urday at Peace-
ful Zion Mis-
sionary Church.


worker, died
September 18
in Miami Dade.
Service 1 p.m.,
Salturdvra t a

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homemaker, died Sep
Arrangements are incor


HAZEL WILLIAMS, 90, retired,
died September
21 at home. '
Viewing 5-9
p.m., Friday in
the chapel,
3501 W. -
Broward Blvd,
Ft. Lauderdale,
FL. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Mt. Bethel
Ministries, 901 NW 11th Ave,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

81,welder, died September 14.
Services were held.

carpenter, died September 17. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

CLARK, died September 16. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

alvary. .


Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
MINNIE SIMON, 83, home maker,
died September i
12 at Jackson
North Hospital.
Arrangements .
are incomplete.

EARLY CHAVOUS, 81, nurse,

assistant, died,,
died September
20 at Northome
Service 12 p.m.,

Beach Rapelhab

are incomplete.

Pastor, died
September m '
20 at Home.
Beach Rehab. ,

AServices were .
are incomplete. .fl


song writer,
died September

20 in Jackson
Health System
North. Survived
by: daughter;
Courtney; two
Samantha and

In Memoriam

Florida Cremations
curity guard,
died Septem-
ber 19 at Jack-
son North. He
is survived by
his loving sis-
ter, Donna Sim-
mons Bell and
a host of loving .
friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Florida Cremations Services,
12830 NW 42 Avenue, Opa-Locka.

Vista Memorial
retired security supervisor, died
September 21 at Palm Gardens
Nursing Home. Service 1 p.m., Fri-
day in the chapel.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
retired school bus driver, died
September 20 at Treasure Island.
Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Jordan
Grove MB Church.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Although it has been a year
since you left to take your
place in our Heavenly Fa-
ther's kingdom, your memory
forever replays in our hearts.
We will always miss you, but
we take comfort in knowing
that you are always around
watching over us...
Your loving wife, Reba and

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

09/20/1913 02/14/1987

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09/16/1967 07/07/1998

We miss you.
Love, the McPhee family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

I -
1 ~~~ T *.

wishes to express our sincere
thanks to relatives and friends
for extending their many acts
of kindness during our time of
Special thanks to Minis-
ter James Woods, Minister
James Johnson, Pastor Pow-
ell and New Shiloh Baptist
Church family, Yosleidy Paret,
RN, entire staff of Vista Team
at Jackson North.
May God bless each of you.
From Rosa, the loving wife
and children, Gareldine,
John, James, Howard; sister,
brother, grandchildren, great
grandchildren and family.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

YVES SYLVESTER, 16, student,
died September 17 at home. Ser-
vice 2 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Olivetti

Fire Baptist Holiness Church.

dent, died September 17 at Jack-
son Memorial Hospital. Service 2
p.m., Saturday at Mt. Olivetti Fire
Baptist Holiness Church.

JOANEL LOUIS, 58, mainte-
nance, died September 21 at NOrth
Shore Medical Center. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Mt. Olivetti Fire
Baptist Holiness Church.

died September 20 at home. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

WILLIAM CARSS, 57, construc-
tion worker, died September 22 at
Jackson North Medical Center. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

EXAMENE TANYS, 75, retail
merchant, died September 23 at
Spectrum Health Care in Grand
Rapids, Michigan. Arrangements
are incomplete.

10/01/1952 09/30/2011

Ill miss every hug and kiss,
every "I love you", but most of
all, Il1 miss worshiping God
with you. Ill miss the passion
in your prayers and how we
danced for the Lord in Friend-
ship's video sound booth.
Even if God's amazing grace
and mercy would have grant-
ed us another thirty years to-
gether, it still would not have
been enough time to share
with you.
Clyde, you are God's sweet-
est gift to me. Though living
without you is a pain that
is difficult to endure, God's
promise lets me live with the
comfort of knowing that I will
see you again. I miss you with
all my heart and I will love you
Love Coffee

"Hostess for the Mostest"
11/29/1973 08/11/2012

wishes to express our sincere
thanks to relatives and friends
for extending their many acts
of kindness during our time of
Special thanks to Apostle
E. Scott and the entire Tree
of Life Deliverance Ministry,
Pastor Powell and New Shi-
loh Baptist family, Esmeralda
Limpin, RN, entire staff of
Vista Team 158, entire staff
of Vista Team 166, Alumnae
Class of 1991 Miami Jackson
Senior High, friend Gigi and
Hall Ferguson Hewitt Mortu-
ary, Ms Janice and Smiley.
May God bless each of you.
Sons, Gary and Garrian;

11/21/1929 09/27/2011

tired bus driver,
died Septem-
ber 24 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Jor-
dan Grove Mis-
sionary Baptist

SR., 78, died
September 21
at North Shore
Medical Cen-
ter. Service 12'
p.m., Saturday
at St. Luke M.B.

MON,78, died Septen
Cedars Medical Cente
ments are incomplete.



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Rowe, writer; A.D. Lavalliere, producer; Kelvin
Taylor, (not pictured) producer.

Play tackles

one pastor's


Pain Behind the Collar brings
suspense to the stage

By Joseph Adams
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Miamiii Times u ritlr
Typically a story about a man of God falling
short of glory would be a little farfetched and ill-
received, but with the rising number of men of the
cloth getting caught in compromising positions,
fiction is becoming more like fact.
"We all fall short of the glory of God sometimes;
everyone sins," said Emmanuel Rowe, writer of
the new hit play, Pain Behind the Collar. The play
premiered last weekend at the Hollywood Central
Performing Arts Center for two shows only.
Rowe's play centers around the Rev. Devin Jack-
son, whose first on first glance bares little resem-
blance to a man of the cloth. Again and again we
see him succumbing to the women around him and
the temptations of the flesh. However, the overlay-
ing theme is a social commentary on our obsession
with gaining notoriety as opposed to performing their
job and doing it well. Jackson represents the com-
mon man in society one who becomes a celebrity
overnight and is caught up in the trappings. He cares
more about his appeal to the public than his mission.
Wonderfully cast, each ol the actors brought great
life to their characters, appearing to improvise as the
play proceeds. Standout performances included: the
pastor's wile played by the lovely Inger Hanna; and
the hilariously unfiltered waitress Candace played
by Andreve Dacosta. Even more entertaining were
the spoken transitions delivered by real life poet Mr.
Whispers whose performance harkened back to the
roles of the chorus in Greek tragedies Meanwhile,
everyone else in the cast seemed perfectly suited for
their roles. And while the humor and one-liners were
well received, the best parts of the play were the
highly-climatic plot twists that had the auditorium
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Judy Scavella. socia
of South Florida, is
planning functions in
palatial home, despite
the break between her
and the "Snowbirds."
Her husband. Elliot
Scavella, died 13 years
ago before she had
the urge to visit one
of the casinos. As she
browsed around the
room she accidentally
bumped into a
gentleman knocking all of
chips out of his hand. Sev
years later she and Dr. Gei
Seagal traveled to Frar
Madrid, Switzerland and
Bahamas Islands. She deci
on a family Labor Day So
as a life changer.
Coming in from Washing

and Ja

lite D.C. was IB annual
still brother, Willie recogni
her J. Smith, Mickey Smith, Cora
,Afghanistan, Barbara preside
Smith, Jackie Day. Club.
Washington. Marvin of recc
Gaye. FAMU lMarching begin
Band, twins Gerald 89, S
and George, Mark Doroti
Seagal and wife. The former
Betterson Family, High a
John Sedrick and Copela
JORDAN a host of food. The 93. Gi
socialite is
his planning Thanksgiving
eral and Christmas
raid dinners for the same
nce, people and perhaps.,
the the wedding. And of
ded course, that's what I'm .
iree talking about.
Congratulations is
ton. for Sylvia D. Williams. S. WILLIAMS

lent Home. Inc.
mal A. Williams.
nt administrator,
providing the
unit,y with their
luncheon and
ition of honorees.
Johnson. past
nt, Egelloc Civic Cc
had the honor
:gnizing the honorees,
ing with Doris Gayle.
Sybil Johnson. 91,
ly Edwards, 98 and
teacher of Dorsey
nd Northwestern. Ruth
and, Nellie Home,
issie Erving. 81. Lee
Sawyer. 85. Edna
Brooks. 91 and Vera
Fraley. 106 When
asked their formula
for longevity. they said
young men and good
Williams took the
time to thank some
special people, such

as Mitzi Williams,
daughter. Rodney
Williams, grandson,
SSonya Coley.
Lajean Godfrey.
special friend who
supervised the
sern-ing of the food:
OLEY Portia Kelly who
chaperoned the
seven members of Mount
Tabor's Youth Ministry; aind
Beneshea Simmons who
represented County
Commissioner Barbara
Jordan and gave out
10 certificates to well-
deserved honorees.
Some of the guests that
led the line dance were:
Margaret Orr Raiford,
Mary L. Walton, Ruth
and James Copeland, J. WI
Annette Harrell,
Beverly Johnson, Irene
Hayes, Joseph and Shelia
Mack, Fr. Kenneth Sims,
Chud DJ and the Psi Phi


The football classic
between Bethune-
Cookman University
and the University
of Miami was the
injection that
regenerated alums all
over Miami. Some took
to the welcome dance GOC
on Friday, the Tailgate
Gate at Sun Life Stadium and
the Box Seats upstairs. The
newiy-appointed President
Dr. Edison Jackson's
guests were: Dr. Larry
Handfield. trustee
Chairman and wife,
Cynthia. Audley
Coakley. trustee,
Wayne Davis, local
president. The Davis
Family, John and
LLIAMS Annette Williams.
Dr. Robert Williams.
Leroy Wright. Sumner
Hutcheson, Rev. Dr. Joreatha
Capers, Eilene Martin
Robinson and Bill and Dr.

Cynthia Clark.
Also, Dr. Nelson
Adams, Moses
Stubbs, Ruby Sims,
Judge Shirlyon
McWhorter, Robin
Moncur, Barbara
Johnson, Nathaniel
Jackson, Lougenik
FREY Jackson and 10,000
more. After the 38-
10 whipping by UM and a
great show by the 400-piece
band. the next event will be in
Arnold Davis was happy
to be back at Michael's Diner
after a knee replacement from
a college experience. However,
it will take a few more weeks
before he is able to announce
the games at Traz Powell
Stadium. Greeting him back
were: R. Smith, M. Carter, J.
Davis, A. Buggs, W. Evans,
D. Williams, W. Reese,
M. Robinson, T. Reid, J.
Simpkins, Daryl Dennis and
J. Caldwell.

A little history for those who
are not native Miamians: In
2010. Miami ranked seventh
in the U.S. in terms of
finance, commerce, culture,
entertainment, fashion and
education. We rank 33rd
among global cities. In 2008,
Forbes magazine ranked
Miami "America's Cleanest
Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to: Nathaniel
and Roderiqua Gordon.
Sept. 19th, their 42nd;
and Harry and Carmen
Dawkins, Sept. 19th; their
Get well wishes and our
prayers go out to each of
you for a speedy recovery:
Donzaleigh McKinney,
Deacon Doris W. Ingraham,
Evangeline Gibson, Fr. and

Mrs. Samuel
J. (Lottie M.) M.
Brown, Harry Dawkins,
Princess Lamb, Alfred
McKinney, Shirley Bailey,
Naomi Adams, Thomas
Nottage, Willie Neal,
Maureen Bethel, Edyth J.
Coverson, Julia Johnson-
Dean, Sheri Futch, Grace
Heastie-Patterson and all
sick and shut-ins of our
The Theodore R. Gibson
chapter of the Union of Black
Episcopalians is sponsoring
a trip to Atlanta for the
ordination of the Reverend
Robert Wright as the 10th
bishop in the Diocese of
Atlanta. The service will take
place on Saturday, Oct. 13th,
at the Martin Luther King,
Jr. International Chapel on

the campus of Morehouse
College, beginning at 10:30
Attention all Blacks living
in Miami-Dade County. I
went out to Lincoln Memorial
Cemetery with a gentleman
who was going to do some
improvements on the graves
of my father, grandparents,
uncles and several cousins.
I never saw anything as
horrible as that graveyard
with the exception of scary
movies. As a community we
must clean up this cemetery
and very soon too. Dr. Pharr
who owned the cemetery
and Mr. Young who kept it
clean are rolling! They are
not resting. Dewey Knight,
County Commissioner
Audrey Edmonson and I are
planning to have a committee
formulated to bring about
immediate change. We must
not ever forget our ancestors.
Join us and become members
of the clean up squad.

Very sorry to learn of the
demise of Soror Vera Wyche
who died last Tuesday.
Sympathy to Kathy. her son
and their family.
Here for the funeral of
Selma Taylor Ward held
at her beloved Mlt. Olivette
Missionary Baptist Church
on Sept. 8th were visiting
family members: Gwendolyn
and Julian Reid; Eric,
Kayla, Ermon, Khalea.
Gary, Glendal and Anna
Ward: Reta Fields, Diane
Woodside, Maria and Adrian
Davis. Also the family of her
late husband Gary Ward
came from North Carolina
and other cities.
Mount Olivette Missionary
Baptist Church will
celebrate the "good ole
days in Overtown" with
its Centennial Celebration
Homecoming Luncheon
on Saturday, Oct. 6th at
the Marriott Courtyard in
Downtown Miami at 2 p.m.

Top left-to-right: George Aponten, Producer Kelvin Taylor, Pro-
ducer Al Lavalliere, Producer Sybil Wilson, Playwright Emmanuel
Rowe, John Rolle and Ryan Smith.
Bottom left-to-right: Tashika Starr, Andreve Dacosta, Inger
Hanna, Samoyia Robinson and Schacle Powell.

Play to be made a film

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gasping. Rowe and the identity
Film Group delivered a jaw-
dropping, seat-clinching show
that'll be worth seeing more
than once.
The producers of the play
plan to begin filming soon
for a cinematic version of the

show. Row\e says he's excited
about making the transition
from the stage to the silver
screen, noting that "the stage
is limiting."
In fact the entire story will
get a facelift and feature more
exterior scenes as well as more
action in the church to give
the role of Rev. Jackson even
more depth.

Ablend of minds and dreams Jowee 0 is one superb sax man

By Jessie Halladay

The was a junior at Henry Clay
High School in Lexington, he
had an opportunity to go to
IdeaFestival and hear one of
his idols, physicist J. Richard
Gott, speak.
He says he felt like some peo-
ple might feel when meeting
a rock star. The experience a
decade ago helped The realize
that the physicists he admired
so much were just people like
him -- curious individuals who
search for answers and ex-
plore big ideas.
"Here's this celebrity of sci-
ence." The said. 'It gives you a
certain amount of courage. It
gives me that extra 10'1.) push."

The is now in his fourth year of
medical school at the Univer-
sity of Louisville after study-
ing physics at the University of
Since 2000, IdeaFestival
has brought together some of
the world's biggest thinkers
and innovators for a series of
presentations that span top-
ics in the arts, technology.
science, philosophy, educa-
tion and business. The now-
annual festival, at Louisville's
Kentucky Center for the Arts
next Wednesday to Saturday.
came from founder Kris Kimel,
president of Kentucky Science
and Technology, a non-profit
that designs and implements
innovative projects.
"Hopefully, we are inspiring

people to think big thoughts
and expand their dreams.
Kimel said.
That's what happened to Jan
Winter, a Louisville resident
who has attended many IdeaF-
estivals. She started to quench
her thirst for learning. But
through the years, she heard a
theme repeated that started to
resonate: Ideas are only ideas
until they take hold and be-
come innovations.
IdeaFestival not only helped
her formulate a business di-
rection, she continues to get
helpful ideas from attending
annually. "I continue to make
very valuable contacts," Winter
said "Every year, I get some
substantive move forward in
our work."

Tour: Help people to feel better

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these sounds and colors in his
"I have a difficult time cat-
egorizing myself I just like
to call my sound universal." he
said. "I don't fit well into a box.
But I have this real love and
passion for music and want
to make sure it grooves. And
then I add to- the groove the

roots that's where I come
from. The album was a real
journey for me. Goh Hotoda
was the engineer and he is
one of the best in the industry.
I wanted a sound that would
touch me sonically. He made it
happen like he's done for one
of my favorites in the business.
Marcus Miller."
To listen to Jowee O is to be
drawn into a party a real
jazz experience. He says that

his growing fan base confirms
that he's on the right track.
"I've been called the Floyd
Mayweather of Jazz you
know pound for pound and all
that," he said. "That's a great
compliment. It's all about hap-
piness and bringing that mood
- party time the bash to
the music. This is my gift and
I treat it with respect because I
know that it chose me. not the
other way around."

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encouraged even more and
to feel certain that there is a
God somewhere. That's what
this tour is about help-
ing people feel better despite
their circumstances and help-
ing them know who holds the

"We plan to give people a good
show but it will be more than a
show." he added. "We plan to
speak to their soul, mind and
body. I call it inspirational en-
tertainment. And there is no
headliner here it's interac-
tive and collaborative. We are
going to perform together and
that will make it really sweet."
Gospel aficionados are aware
of the bond that Franklin and
McClurkin have forged, par-
ticularly after witnessing the
great success of the inspira-
tional show "Sunday Best" on
which they, both appear. Mc-
Clurkin says their friendship
goes back much further than
the TV show.
"I have been been in New York
and pastoring for the.past 11
years so it's rare for me to go
out on tour but Kirk has been
my confidant for many, many

Nears and I couldn't say no," he
said. "In terms of the tour, we
let Kirk do all the work. When
he gets started there :s no stop-
ping him He is truly inspired
by God. He hears my songs.
Marvin's songs and Israel's
songs and he starts creating.
God has given him the entire
production and because he is
truly my brother. I trust him."
McClurkin says he still calls
his friend Kirk in the "wee
hours of the night" to address
his "human weaknesses" and
to be encouraged or to give en-
"I was once very afraid that
my songs weren't good enough
and that 1 would fail." he says.
-I didn't have confidence in
myself even though others,
like James Cleveland. Walter
and Edwin Hawkins, Andre
Crouch and Mar in Winans

did. I had 'can't' in me Kirk
really helped me overcome my
lack of confidence."
Franklin has his own testi-
mony, recalling that when his
first album, "Why We Sing."
was released in 1993. he was
in the midst of being evicted
from his apartment.
"My album was everywhere
and selling like mad but I
had spent a lot of none\ pro-
ducing it and was broke and
ashamed." he said. "i experi-
enced the sunshine and the
rain at the same time The
good thing is that I was led to
write songs about that pain
and joy."
The tour will conclude in
mid-October in Brooklyn, NY.
It is a collaboration between
Kirk Franklin and Live Nation.
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Miami style takes

the stage to show

Fashion show brings diverse

cultures to the stage

By Julia Samuels to
jsamuels@miamitimesonline.com Lat



represent that not only
:inos,want to wear Cuba-'
'a," said Perry Ellis Inter-
tional Director of Market-

Dwayne Wade's

stylist shares

secrets to her

By Ju'lia Samuels

She is known as the woman
behind the stylish looks that
have gone on to set trends.
Calyann Barnett is the stylist
who single-handedly elevated
Dwayne Wade's style from
court-side seats to the pages
of GQ all the way to the White
House. However there is more
to Barnett than Dwayne Wade.
,Barnett's work can be seen

on the cover of B.O.B latest
album as well. The stylist has
worked with countless stars,
creating herown galaxy of
style. Barnett has worked with
everyone from Michael Vick,
Shaggy, Tyrese and Keyshia
Cole. Her resume of work even
branches all the way out to
coveted magazine editorial

"It all comes down to integ-
rity You must always consider
what your client wants but
stay true to your style as w.-ell."
Barnett said. "What has con-
tributed to my success-is doing
what feels real to me. I am
always myself."
Barnett describes her style'

as being a reflection of her cul-
ture and surroundings.
"I draw inspiration from my
surroundings: New York, Mi-
ami, Los Angeles as well as ca-
ribbean colors arid textures,"
Barnett said. "I would describe
.my style as very eclectic, kind
of all over the place- an effort-
less mess."
There is no denying that.
Barnett's groundbreaking
work with Dwayne Wade has
catapulted the stylist's name
into the limelight and resulted
in a new outlook on athlete's
"Designer's are realizing how
involved athletes are becom- -
ing in fashion," Barnett said.
"They are changing their
silhouettes and patterns to

consider them. You are seeing
a lot more tailored suits and
longer sleeves."
While the stylistic pairing of
Wade and Barnett seems like
a match made in heaven, it is
a rapport that was not easily
"He was a little stand-offish,
at first," Barnett said. "But he
started trusting my opinion
and now he even puts in his
own suggestions."
In.the end the formula for
success is a simple one ac-
cording to Barnett, it's all
about staying true to one's self
and and knowing when to be
"I push a lot and he (Wade)
knows if I push, it's because I
believe in it."

ing, Luis Toro. "Cubavera is
a brand that represents the
latin lifestyle but is catered
to a multicultural audience."
The evening consisted of
musical performances, food
and Miami style.
"The attendance, ambi-
ance and-brand recognition
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Design insiders share the

inside secrets of the industry

HD Boutique is


By Ju'lia Samuels

Key decision makers, design-
ers, purchasing agents and the
"who's who" among the design
and hospitality industry came
together for the annual HD
Boutique. However, this year
was slightly different. Organiz-
ers for this year's HD Boutique
made it a point to reach out
to Caribbean designers and
vendors as well.

"We have always had an eye

open for this audience, which
is why vwe stage the event in .
Miam'i," said Group Show Di-'
rectoi Liz Sommerville.
The shirt in focus was notice-
able to those who attended the,
"I did notice that the bou-.'
tique catered more to the :
Caribbean and Latin market,".
said a sales and marketing
executive for Ultra Wood. "We
have more people who are
working in the Caribbean so
it seemed natural to see at the
The event, which was held
at the Miami Beach Conven-
tion Center, brought together
leaders in the hospitality
industry to discuss the latest
innovations for interior design
- changes that are pleas-

ing to the eye. Ini addition, the
boutique offered work shops on
the effectiveness of eco-friendly
designs. The entire two-day
event was a medium for educa-
tion and style showcases, as
Swell. Everything from fabrics,
'textures and even furniture
could be seen at the showcase. ,
Live musical performances
echoed throughout the halls of
the convention center.
As a new year quickly ap-
proaches, the trends for the
interior design season, much
like the clothing design in-
dustry, is all about warm and
inviting colors. The convention
hall was filled with interior ele-
ments that heeded the agenda
for the upcoming year. There
were a total of 3,500 designers
in attendance.

In an era of Pinetrest and
Tumblr, blogging is becom-
ing increasingly simple and
accessible to anyone \who
might be interested. As the
blogosphere fills up, new
and old bloggers might find
themselves wondering what
it take to be a successful
Bloggers chime in on'the
tactics that have worked
best for them.

Although it may seem like
cliche advice. local Nliami
bloggers all agree that it
is important to be your-
self when plugged into the
blogosphere. The ability to
create a new persona is a
rather tempting prospect
but new and old bloggers are
advised to resist the tempta-
tion. "People can tell when
you are not being yourself,"
blogger and life coach, for
"Core Connection Lifestyle,"
Takeyah A. Young said to
a group of bloggers at a lo-
cal Blogalicous event on a
Wednesday night. which was
curated by blogger Doinet
Bruce of "Donnet Bruce."

The general consensus at
the blogger meeting was that
persistence is crucial for the
success of any blog.

"You can't be worried
about numbers when you
star blogging." Young said.
"Do it for yourself."
Young's blog has been fea-
tured in Upscale magazine
and Black Enterprise, to
name a few.

"I believe everyone's
purpose for blogging is
different," Bruce said. A
few purposes may include:
bloggers choosing to help
instruct viewers through
certain processes, or offering
their unapologetic opinions,
building a professional net-

work, or some bloggers just
want to simply document
their daily lives online. Ev-
eryone's motivation to start
blogging differs from person
to person.

The last tip is pretty self-
explanatory. Confidence is
needed to put one's self out
there but it is required when
maintaining that identity
through out one's blog.
'"My one advice would be
to know your worth," blogger
Jewel Figueras of "Jewel's
Fab Life" said. "Know exactly
who the audience is that you

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The Cubavera fashion show
was ablaze with vibrant col-
ors, diverse silhouettes and
fire-infused performances
that made their way down .
the runway last Thursday
night. The showcase vwas
done to celebrate Hispanic
Heritage month, but also
works to make sure that all
Cultures are represented at
the show.
Culture is multicultural
"It-is very important for us

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Donnet Bruce speaks with fellow bloggers.


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Historic Hampton House honors successful natives

Ahami Times stajf report

The Historic
Hampton House
Community Trust
will have a benefit "
luncheon at noon
on Sept. 29 at the
Church of the Open
Door in honor of
three Miamians
who have "made the
Brownsville com-

munity proud."
The honorees are Dr. Harry
SCoaxum, chairman
of the board of trust-
ees of Talladega Col-
lege. in Talladega, Al-
abama, John Marks,
mayor of Tallahassee:
and Ronald Blocker,
Superintendent of Or-
ange County Public
Schools in Orlando.
COAXUM Coaxum is a re-

cently retired Vice School and Talladega
President and Gen- College with a B.A. in'
eral Manager for Economics.
the McDonald's Marks practices
Corporation in At- '- law art Marks and
lanta. He was re- Mlarks. LLC, with his
sponsible for 790 son The firm focuses
restaurants located on utility regulation.
in five states which telecommunications
generated about $2 and Internet law. He
billion in annual MARKS has taught at Florida
revenues. He grad- State University Col-
uated from Edison Senior High lege of Law as an adjunct pro-

fessor and is a fac-
ulty member of the
National Associa- r
tion of Regulatory
Utility Comission-
ers' Utility Rate
School. He grew up
in Brownsville and
graduated from
Florida State Uni-
Blocker has led
the nation's 10th largest

school Florida.

district since July
2000. Under his lead-
ership the district has
made great strides,
such as reaching its
highest graduation
rate and lowest drop
out rate in the dis-
trict's history. He is
a graduate of Miami
Jackson High School
and the University of

Obama, Oprah endorse indie 'Beasts' movie

By Andrea Mandell

Do President Obama and
Oprah Winfrey count as top
critics on Rotten Tomatoes?
If so, indie film Beasts of the
Southern Wild's approval
rating just skyrocketed.
First-time filmmaker Benh
Zeitlin, 29, learned that the
president recommended
Beasts to Oprah while he
was in Australia recently
promoting it. "It was about
the most shocking thing that
I've heard in my life, I have
to say," said Zeitlin by phone
on Tuesday night. "It's too
much to take in to find out
that Oprah likes it. And to
find out that Obama likes it
in the same moment could
kind of make your head ex-
Zeitlin first found out that
Oprah praised his bayou film
via Twitter.
"I woke up in Australia and
saw somebody had sent me
that she tweeted about it," he
said. "I started celebrating in
my room."
Five minutes later, he got a

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1970 will have their
next meeting Sept. 29th,
atl:00 p.m. at 2nd Canaan
M.B. Church, 4343 NW 17th
Ave. Call 305-323-9813.

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1973 will have their
Fundraiser Sale on Sept. 29th,
at 1 p.m. at 17312 NW 9 Ct.
Contact Sylvia Oguntoyinbo

University of Miami
presents The "You Can Go to
College Series" Sept. 29th at
9 a.m. at 13230 NW 7th Ave.
Call 305-694-2779.

Miami Northwestern
class of 1965, will support
fellow "Bull" Mayor John
Marks, Sept. 30th, at 10 a.m.
at 301 NW 9th St. Contact
Marguerite Bivins-Mosley

The Booker T.
Washington 1962 Alumni
Class will meet Oct. 6th at
the African Cultural Heritage
Center at 4 p.m.. Call 305-

Sanford Brown
Institute invites you to its
Family Wellness Health Fair
Oct. 13th from 11-3 p.m. at
1201 W Cypress Creek Rd.

Urban Partnership Drug
Free Community Coalition
will host its monthly meeting
Oct. 18th at 10 a.m.

Miami Jackson Class of
1982 celebrates 30 years on
Nov. 23-25th, 2012. Contact
Stephanie van Vark at 305-

Rainbow Ladies-Our
Space, Inc. and ARROW
are presenting the 2nd annual

Oprah Winfrey sits down with first-time feature film di-
rector Benh Zeitlin and breakout stars Dwight Henry and
Quvenzhane Wallis from the independent film 'Beasts of

the Southern Wild,' on OWN.
phone call summoning him
and the cast to Chicago, to
be part of her Super Soul
Sunday series ("Why Oprah
Loves 'Beasts of the South-
ern Wild'" will air Aug. 26 at

Women of Color (Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender) Health
Expo, on September 29th at
the Pride Center in Wilton
Manors, FL. Call 305-772-

Acupuncture and
Massage College (AMC)
will hold an open house for
prospective students Oct.
20th at noon at 10506 N.
Kendall Dr. Call 305-595-

Miami Art Museum will
house the Rashid Johnson:
Message to Our Folks exhibit
until Nov. 7th at 101 West
Flagler Street. Call 305-375-

The City of Miami
Gardens will be having "Pink
Week" from Oct. 27th-Nov.
3rd to support Breast Cancer
Awareness..Contact Felicia
Robinson at 305-600-9035.

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 meets
monthly. Call 305-333-7128.

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 will resume
class meetings in Sept. Call

Seed of Hope
Community Outreach, Inc.
offers free weekly counseling
session. Call 305-761-8878.

The National Coalition
of 100 Black Women -
Greater Miami Chapter
accepting applications for Just
Us Girls Mentoring Program.
Call 800-658-1292.

Range Park offers free
self-defense/karate classes
for children and adults. Call
305-757-7961 or 786-306-

11 ET/PT on OWN). "It's like
the queen has summoned
you to her court," Zeitlin
laughs, adding that being
on set with his breakout
stars Quvenzhand Wallis,

Alumni of Raines and
New Stanton Sr. High of
Jacksonville will cruise in
May 2013 for a joint 45th
class reunion. Call 305-474-

Dads for Justice assists
non-custodial parents
through Miami-Dade State
Attorney's Office with child
support modifications and
visitation rights. Call 305-

Resources for
Veterans Sacred
Trust offers affordable
and supportive housing
assistance for low-income
veteran families facing
homelessness. Call 855-

Solid Rock Enterprise,
Inc. Restorative Justice
Academy offers counseling
services for youth. Call 786-

Evans County High
School Alumni is creating a
South Florida Alumni contact
roster. Call 305-829-1345 or

S.A.V. (Survivors
Against Violence) to meet
with young people weekly.
Call 954-548-4323.

Tutoring in Miami Gardens
offers free tutoring with
trained teachers. Call 305-

Community Development
Corporation is having
Free Homebuyer Education
Workshops bi monthly. Call

Zion Ministries will
be holding auditions for a
community drama-group at
13146 W. Dixie Hwy at PAN
Studios in North Miami. Call

Cultural is also multicultural

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derived from having the op-
portunity to show Cubavera
customers a new collection is
priceless," Toro said. "Espe-
cially when they can buy these
looks right now at our Lincoln

Road Cubavera retail store."
While the line is geared to-
wards men, there were a few
pieces in the show that catered
to women. The show highlighted
the notorious resort style aes-
thetic that has become synony-
mous with Miami style. Warm
and inviting two-piece linen

suits breezed down the runway
and vacation-inspired patterns
made an appearance on most of
the key pieces in the collection.
Short sleeves and shorts were
the stars of the evening.
The Cubavera fashion show is
an annual affair organized by
Perry Ellis International.

8, and Dwight Henry who
had never previously acted -
"emotional and moving."
Wallis turns nine'next
week, and said her teachers
gave her a free pass for the
day. She celebrated with a
dance party backstage. Her
favorite part visiting Oprah's
set? "Getting to play in the
green room," she chirped -
where there's plenty of one
thing: "Candyl'
Zeitlin is already feel-
ing The Oprah Effect. 'I'm
amazed," he said, "It's kind of
what you dream' of when you
do this. You always want to
find a way to communicate
with people that aren't just
the people who are used to
seeing independent movies,
and get it in front of all kind
of people who have all kinds
of interests. I think Oprah
unites a lot of different types
of people."
Next, Beasts will continue
to travel to film festivals
.around the world. "All of this
is so far beyond anything we
could have imagined for this
little movie," says Zeitlin. As
for the approaching awards
season, "when Oprah and
Obama both tell you that
they love your film, it's kind
of hard to top that," he says.
"I try not to let the words
cross my lips."

In August, singer Usher Raymond won primary custody of his children with
ey-wide Tameeka Raymond. Tameeka is not happy with the court's decision
and has appealed on the grounds Usher's lawyer contributed to their judge's
campaign and the judge was therefore biased. Usher claims the motion "con-
stitutes a continuum of [Tamrela's] vile and unsupported claims that every
person who dared testily against her ... is biased and tainted." The singer
allegedly also filed a claim asking the court to deny Tameeka because her
motion is "an assault on the integrity of the court." There has been no ruling
Irom the ludge.

Lil Wayne recently filed a lawsuit against Quincy Jones III for using un-
licensed music Irom the tapper's multi-platinum album, "The Carter 3," in
support of the docu-llick,"The Carter." Sources teli the site that the New Or-
leans star was unhappy with the final version of the film, describing it as a
scandalous portrayal." The rapper's lawsuit against Jones and his production.
company, QD3 Entertainment, is the latest in a string of legal proceedings
stemming from the doc's 2009 release. During the same year, a Los Angeles
Superior Court Judge denied Wayne's request to blocl: the ilrr's distribution.
in the lawsuit, Lil Wayne seeks unspecified damages, in addition to preventing
QD3 Entertainment from using his music in future projects.

Two white Atlanta police officers have ieen cleared of racial profiling al-
legations against filmmaker Tyler Perry. The illicers.stopped Perry on Feb.
24 after Perry made an illegal left turn. The officers questiinced him for about
six minutes before letting him ggo without issuing a ticket, the report said. In
his Facebool. post, Perry said he feels he was profiled, which he said should
be a hate crime investigated by the FBI. But the officers s3id thev didn't know
the driver of the car was Black until they stopped him. They were working on a
stolen auto investigation and said Perry's car was similar to 'rone that had been
reported stolen. The officers denied that they were belligerent and said Perry
was "irate" and "disrespectful" during the incident. The internal affairs ofli-
cer who conducted the investigation concluded. "I would submit the evidence
shows the actions of both officers with the regard to the traffii stop of Mr.
Perry were justified, lawful and proper." Perry was unavailable for lommrent.


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Busine is







August home sales best
since May 2010
By Tim Mullaney

The housing market's rebound is gain-
ing strength as foreclosure sales slow
and more people who are not in financial
trouble put their homes on the market.
New signs are adding to recent evidence
of housing 's upward momentum:
Existing-home sales in August were
the strongest since May 2010. They rose
7.8 percent last month to a seasonally
adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million, the
National Association of Realtors reported
August housing starts rose 2.3 percent
from July to a seasonally adjusted annual
rate of 750,000, the Commerce Depart-
ment said Wednesday.
Home builders are getting ebullient. On
Tuesday, the National Association of Home
Builders reported that builders' confidence
is the highest since 2006. The NAHB's list
of improving local markets now includes
hard-hit areas such as Jacksonville and
Housing prices have fallen so sharply
that the ratio of home prices to incomes is,
now near the average from 1985 to 2000,
said Stan Humphries, chief economist
at real estate website Zillow.com.
Factor in interest rates, and house
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iPhone 5

may boost

weak economy

Could provide $3 billion
bump by year's end
By Tim Mullaney
Jefferson Graham

If the U.S. economy looks a little merrier
this December, its Santa Claus will be the
iPhone 5.
U.S. sales of Apple's latest must-have
gadget could pump more than $3 billion
into the economy by year's end, say some
economists and technology analysts.
All told, the iPhone 5 could add a quar-
ter-percentage point to the U.S. economy's
growth in the next three months, says
Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's
The phones went on sale Friday, Sept.
21. Many stores were sold out Sunday and
were awaiting new shipments.
Apple reported Monday that it sold more
than 5 million iPhone 5s since the launch.
That could mean pre-sale estimates of
the iPhone 5's economic impact were too
conservative. JPMorgan Chase analysts
had estimated earlier this month that
about 8 million iPhone 5s would be sold in
the U.S. through Dec. 31, enough to add
a third of a percentage point to the econ-
omy's annual growth rate in the fourth
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Female barbers
push for oppor-
tunities in male-
dominated pro-

By Malika A. Wright

Finding a female barber
is like finding a needle in a
hairstack. In many places it's
an anomaly in others they-
aren't respected. But'while
they may be a distinct minority
in the traditionally male-dom-
inated industry, local female
barbers are showing that they
are just as good as men. Some
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Sto see

$1oM cut

"A lot of us are in jeopardy.
No one knows yet, we are
waiting on answers."
. Tommy Walls
a junior at Marquette University
By Ben Jones

MADISON, Wis. Tommy Walls, a
junior at Marquette University, escaped a
S hard childhood in Detroit and now aspires
S to work in child welfare and teach social
S justice issues as a university professor.
S Since 1989, numerous dreams such as
Walls' have been funded in part by the
Ronald E. McNair
Achievement Pro-
* gram, a federal ef-
S fort that encour-
S ages and assists
low-income and
minority students
to pursue ad-
vanced degrees.
S Now, the pro-
* gram is facing a
$10 million cut,
as the funds are .
earmarked for a Physicist and astro-
different fed- ...
eral program that naut Ronald McNair
S helps high school died in the 1986
students. The Challenger accident.
cuts are draw-
ing criticism from affected students and
college administrators, but support from
those who argue the high school program
will help more people.
"A lot of us are in jeopardy," Walls said.
"No one knows yet; we are waiting on an-
Named for Ronald McNair, the African-
American physicist and astronaut who was
killed in the 1986 Challenger explosion,
the program has distributed more than
$660 million since 1989, according to U.S.
Department of Education (DOE).
S Debra Saunders-White, DOE deputy
: Please turn to MCNAIR 8D

"Open Enrollment": Time for insurance decisions

Mistakes are often
made during period
By Greg Dawson

Coming soon to a workplace
near you: "Open Enrollment," a
comic-horror thriller starring
employees who sign up for health
insurance without really under-
standing their choices. Rated GL
(Good luck!)
In a July survey of 2,500 work-
ers nationwide, 89 percent said
-they just re-up for the same ben-
efits every year, and 61 percent
admitted they are "only sometimes

or not at all aware" of changes in
their policies from year to year.
The movie ends badly for many
workers, according to the survey
released by Aflac, a provider of
supplemental health insurance.
Fiftt y-six percent of workers waste
as much as $750 a year by making
the wrong open-enrollment choic-
es. Others may end up underin-
The worst way to choose insur-
ance is to "ask the guy in the next
cubicle, 'What are you going to do?
I'm going to do that, too,' said Au-
drey Tillman, an Aflac executive.
"Without correct coverage, you can
find yourself in a situation that's

Aflac executive

financially devastating."
Adding to the usual mind-numb-
.ing array of choices and insurance
verbiage this year are questions
about the Affordable Care Act -
aka Obamacare and how it af-
fects, or not, a worker's company-
provided insurance. The upcoming
open-enrollment season begins at
most companies in October and
lasts several weeks.
Question: Let's say an employ-
ee's spouse was denied coverage
this year because of a pre-existing
condition. Will that be illegal next
year under health reform?
Answer: No. Children younger
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It's time to pull back from our very devastating 'fiscal cliff

By Harry C. Alford

Ignorance is not bliss How-
ever, there are too many of us
who are ignoring the discus-
sion about a legislative ma-
neuver known as "sequestra-
tion." This is also known by a
more descriptive term "fiscal
cliff." (Federal Reserve Chair-
man Ben Bernanke is cred-
ited with coining the phrase).
Unless this is updated, all fi-
nancial rules and budgeting
will come to a halt on Decem-

ber 31. 2012. Let me tell you
about a few of the programs
that are at risk.
One program is the fund-
ing of our military. If we don't
fix the fiscal cliff, our forces
will be reduced by 300,000.
Another vital program is the
Transaction Account Guaran-
tee. This FDIC program, which
Is fully paid for by the banking
industry, provides insurance
for checking accounts. This
could be devastating to our lo-
cal communities. Imagine all,

the small business of countless unin-
owners, households tended consequences
and others having -. for small businesses
its cash flow at to- just regaining their
tal risk Abruptly footing from the past
ending this deposit recession. Besides the
coverage will dis- banking industry all
proportionately af- corporations and. in-
fect minority-owned dividual stock owners
businesses and will lose value. If the
their local lend- fiscal cliff occurs the
ers. Because our ALFORD current tax rate on
economic recovery remains stock dividends will increase
fragile, allowing this cover- from 15 percent to more than
age to expire carries the risk 49 percent. The value of many

of our corporations. pension
funds and local governments
will drop immensely. Every
community and household
will feel this pain
If you are on Medicare the
pain will also hit there. The
amount of payment going to
your doctor %will decrease by
30 percent. You are going to
be responsible for paying that
portion of the bill.
If you do business with the
federal government, you are
at serious risk. Invoice pay-

ments \\ill be seriously de-
layed if you get paid at
all. According to Wikipedia,
if there is no legislation, come
January 1 we will see: 11 The
expiration of the 2-year ex-
tension of the Bush tax cuts
provided for in the Tax Relief,
Unemployment Insurance Re-
authorization, and Job Cre-
ation Act of 2010 2) The ex-
piration of a Social Security
payroll tax cut, most recently
extended by the Middle Class
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Barbershop owner LaDon Quivette cuts a client's hair at
her shop.

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Citizens could cut 6o,000 more policies soon





By Donna Gehrke-White

Citizens Property Insur-
ance Corp continued its ag-
gressive push to shed poli-
cies, announcing Monday that
thousands more Florida hom-
eowners will have to choose
whether to stay with the state-
run insurer of last resort.
In all. Citizens could lose
some 300,000 policies or a
fifth of its nearly 1.47 million
policies by the end of the
year if homeowners agree to
switch to one of the privately
held insurance companies.
That would exceed the num-
ber of policies removed in the
last three years combined.
Already this year, more than

234,000 policies either have
been removed or were recently
approved to be acquired by
four in-state insurers. The lat-
est: Owners of 60,000 policies
also will be asked to make the
choice, according to the Flor-
ida Office of Insurance Regu-

By state law, affected Citi-
zens' policyholders will be no-
tified of insurers wanting to
take over the policies by Oct.
1. Homeowners then will have
30 days to accept or decline
the offer. If policyholders do
not respond, they will be 'as-
sumed" by the private insurer
on Nov. 6.

Boca Raton-based Florida
Peninsula Insurance Co.. one
of the state's 10 largest home
insurers, asked to take an-
other 10.000 policies and is
scheduled to get as many as
45.000 policies if homeowners
Last year, Gov. Rick Scott or-
dered Citizens to develop ways
to shrink so the state could
reduce its risk in the event of
a major hurricane. As part of
a $350 million plan approved
earlier this month, the state is
offering low-interest loans to
entice private insurers to take
over Citizens policies.

59.992 LAST YEAR
Florida's Insurance Com-

missioner applauded the lat-
est round of private firms of-
fering to take policies from
Citizens. It will help support
a 'competitive property insur-
ance market," Commissioner
Kevin McCarty said in an e-
"It is encouraging to see the
commitment of these domestic
companies to bring more jobs
as well as additional insur-
ance capacity to Florida,' he
The Insurance Commis-
sioner s Office expects the to-
tal number of policies leaving
Citizens should exceed those
of any other previous year.
Last year, only 53,577 ac-
cepted companies' offers to

take over their home policies
and 59.792 opted to switch
over to a private insurer in
2010. But almost 150,000 left
Citizens for a private company
in 2009.
But some do not think it is
such a good idea, including
Sean Shaw, a Tampa attorney
who heads a homeowner ad-
vocacy group, Policyholders of

In an interview earlier this
month, Shaw called it "corpo-
rate welfare' to lure firms into
taking some of Citizen's poli-
cyholders with 20-year loans.
The money to fund the loans
comes from Citizens' $6 bil-

lion surplus that was acquired
by homeowners paying premi-
ums. Shaw also questioned,
"What guarantee is there that
these insurers won't take the
money and leave Florida? Or
raise rates?"
However, the participating
private insurers are required
to keep policies at least 10
years, provide "substantially
the same coverage" as Citi-
zens for the first three years,
and limit rate increases to 10
percent per policy per year, as
Citizens does now.
The Insurance Commis-
sioner's Office expects the to-
tal number of policies leaving
Citizens should exceed those
of any other previous year.

Cuts would hurt success made by program

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assistant secretary for high-
er education programs, said
some money will be redi-
rected to the Upward Bound
Math-Science program,
which aids low-income and
first-generation high school
students as they prepare for
The McNair and Upward
Bound funds are part of
the Federal TRIO program,
which assists students
from disadvantaged back-
grounds. "It would allow us,
with no additional dollars,
to serve about 900 more
students," Saunders-White
No date for final funding

allocations has been an-
According to the Washing-
ton, D.C.-based Council for
Opportunities in Education,
McNair programs in 2011
served 5,419 students in
.200 different programs.
Karen Woodard, assis-
tant director of the ,Upward
Bound Math and Science
program at Northwest Mis-
souri State University, said
the program at her school
takes in.50 to 60 local high
school students each sum-
mer for six weeks of classes
and college preparation.
"Many of them. have (lat-
er) become doctors, or en-
gineers, or computer pro-
grammers," Woodard said.
"It's very successful."


Joseph Green, director
of educational opportunity
programs at Marquette Uni-
versity, argues the TRIO
programs should not be pit-
ted against each other for

"We have an issue with
taking away resources from
college students that need
access to undergraduate
research to go to graduate
school to earn a Ph.D.," he
Cheryl McNair, McNair's
widow, said news of the
pending cuts is a shock.
"Not only are you are en-
couraging studies in fields
that are so critical to the
United States but you have
these leaders who are en-
couraging other students to
study in these fields, show-
ing them the benefits, show-
ing them the practicality
and the fun of the sciences,"
she said. "I can't imagine
taking money from a group
of people who are leaders."

Stable prices are bringing more buyers

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payments are 16 percent eas-
ier for today's average buyer
than they were for a decade
and a half before the bubble,
he said.
"Prices have gotten so low,
and affordability so high,
that buyers have come off the
fence," Humphries said.
Last Wednesday's data

show that the supply of
homes added to the market
is rising, even as foreclosure
sales slow, meaning .regular
buyers and'sellers are gain-
ing confidence, Moody's Ana-
lytics economist Celia Chen
Demand is growing even
faster than new supply, put-
ting pressure on prices, she
The national median

existinghome price was
$187,400 in August, up 9.5
percent from a year ago, the
Realtors said. The increase
was the biggest since Janu-
ary 2006.
Stable prices are bring-
ing out buyers who hesitated
while values were falling,
said Stephen Paul, executive
vice president of Mid-Atlantic
Builders in Rockville, Md.

this year, to 15 units from
five last year. Lowdown-pay-
ment mortgages backed by
the Federal Housing Admin-
istration are filling gaps re-
maining in private financing
markets, he said.
"We had our best summer
in seven years," Paul said. "If
I'm selling in July and Au-
gust, when markets are in
hibernation, people are look-

His summer sales tripled ing to buy in a serious way."

New phone launch impacts stock market

continued from 6D

Wherever sales end up
this year, it doesn't mean
the iPhone 5 alone will re-
vive the sluggish economy.
"Some of the increased
spending on iPhones will be
offset by less spending on
other things," Zandi says.
Even with the iPhone's
contribution, the U.S.
economy is only expected
to grow at a weak annual

rate of two percent to 2.5
percent in the October-De-
cember period, Zandi says.
JPMorgan Chase estimates
a two percent growth rate.
But it should counter the
negative effects of this sum-
mer's drought on consumer
spending growth.
JPMorgan analyst Michael
Feroli says his estimate for
the iPhone 5's economic
impact appears reasonable
based on previous iPhone

When the iPhone 4s went
on sale last October, online
sales and computer and
software sales had their
largest monthly increase on'
record, he points out in his
iPhone 5 report.
Feroli calculates last
year's iPhone added 0.1 to
0.2 of a percentage point
to the economy's growth in
last year's fourth quarter.
And the iPhone 5's launch is
expected to be much larger,
In addition to iPhone

sales, the new product's ar-
rival will also spur demand
for new phone cases, char-
gers and other accessories.
One place the iPhone's im-
pact is clear is in the stock
Apple's shares are up 74
percent this year, after ris-
ing $1.40 on Friday to close
at $700.10. Its $278. billion
gain in stock market value
this year exceeds rival Mi-
crosoft's total market value
of $261 billion.

Take your time before making choices

continued from 6D

than 19 with pre-existing
conditions were given im-
mediate protection when the
ACA became law in 2010, but
the same provision is not ex-
tended to adults until 2014.
Q: Will health reform have
any effect on my company
insurance coverage in 2013?
A: Yes. Starting in Janu-
ary, all insurers will be re-
quired to provide at no
cost or co-payment a
variety of women's health
benefits, including mammo-
grams, pap smears, contra-
ceptives and screening for
HIV and domestic violence.
Q: Do employees need to
sign up for these new ben-
efits at open enrollment?
A: No. Insurers are re-
quired by law to add the
benefits to their plans. It is
"absolutely inconceivable"
that an insurer would flout
the law and not include the
benefit, said. Bruce Elliott,
manager at the Society for
Human Resource Manage-

Q: Will I still be able to put
some of my pretax salary in
an account topay for medi-
cal expenses?
A: Yes. But under ACA, the
maximum amount workers
can contribute to Flexible
Spending Accounts (FSA) is
cut from $5,000 to $2,500
per worker a feature con-
sidered more favorable to
companies than employees.
"An unfortunate decrease,"
Elliott said. "I'm girding my-
self for a lot of angry employ-
Q: There's been a lot of talk
about "health-insurance ex-
changes" under the ACA that
will allow consumers to shop
for the best deal. How do the
exchanges fit in with compa-
ny insurance?
A: They don't. When the
exchanges are up and run-
ning in 2014, they will be
only be for people who do
not get health insurance
through their employers.
Q: What are some typical'
mistakes employees make at
open enrollment?
A: Many people don't take
time to sit down with a cal-
culator and figure out how

much they actually use
medical care. As a result,
they sign up for a "Cadillac"
plan with higher premi-
ums and lower co-payments
- when a "Chevy" will do,
especially if they are young
and healthy, Elliott said. The
same applies to dental and
vision plans. A single per-
son with no children will not
need the same dental cover-
age as the parent of three
teens with braces.
Q: What are some over-
looked bargains at open en-
A: More employees should
consider buying supplemen-
tal life insurance, offered by
companies at a lower price
than is available on the open
market, Elliott said. Anoth-
er missed opportunity are
Health Savings Accounts.
Contributions to an HSA are
not subject to federal taxes.
But unlike a use-it-or-lose-it
FSA account, unused HSA
funds at the end of the year
roll over to the next year. "It
builds balances and starts
to look a lot like a 401(k),"
Elliott said.
Q: If an unmarried em-

ployee signs up for individ-
ual coverage'in October and
gets married in January,
does he have to wait till the
next open enrollment to add
his spouse to his plan?
A: No. Marriage is a "quali-
fying, event" that permits an
employee to add or delete
beneficiaries at any time.
Other qualifying events are
birth of a child, death of a
spouse or dependent child,
and a spouse losing insur-
ance because of loss of em-
Q: Why do so many em-
ployees make poor decisions
at open enrollment?
A: About 50 percent.of em-
ployees in the July survey
said they received no infor-
mation from their company
before open enrollment, Till-
man said no brochures,
no lunch-and-learn sessions
with company HR reps. "If
your company doesn't have
an HR department, insist
that an insurance consul-
tant be brought in. The day
of auto-enrollment is quickly
becoming a thing of the past
unless you're prepared to
lose money."

Common creative resume mistakes

By Josh Tolan"

Used well, a creative
resume can really give
you an edge over the
competition. Creative
resumes show' you're
an outside-the-box
thinker and a cre-
ative problem-solver.
These are all sought-
out traits in potential
employees, especially
since the problems
modern companies are

facing seem to solicit
especially creative so-
Feeling pretty good
about yourself and
your creative resume?
Don't get too com-
placent. The truth
is, for all the benefits
creative resumes af-
ford, they have just as
many pitfalls. Truly
creative resumes are
a new frontier, and we
all know those come

with as many risks as
rewards. Knowing the
major blunders will
keep you from making,
the wrong impression.
So here are some com-
mon traps less-savvy
job seekers fall into
when getting creative
with their resumes:
1. Forgetting your
Despite what the
internet might tell
Please turn to TIPS 12D

Our economy recovery is fragile

continue from 6D

Tax Relief and Job
Creation'Act of 2012.
3) Across the board
spending cuts to most
discretionary pro-
grams as directed by
the Budget Control Act
of 2011. 4) The expira-
tion of federal unem-
ployment benefits. 5)
New taxes imposed by
the Patienlt Protection
and Affordable Care
Act and the Health

Care and Education
Reconciliation Act of
2010. 6) The expira-
tion of measures de-
laying the Medicare
Sustainable Growth
Rate from going into
effect and 7) The re-
version of the Alter-
native Minimum Tax
thresholds to their
2000 tax year level.
And that's just on
January 1. The rest
of the damge 'Will all
occur by 'the end of

Failing to write leg-
islation will have glob-
al implications. Na-
tions holding our debt,
such Our economic
growth will slow to
about 1 percent dur-
ing 2013. It all sounds
very frightening and
it is! If the Senate and
House decide to act,
they will do it dur-
ing the appropriately
named 'lame duck"
session after the elec-
tions. We should all
pray that they do.

for Humanity
of Greater Miami
Request for Proposals

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc.. is requesting proposals for
complete construction of Eight.(8) Single Family Residences. Site specific
drawings for each unit are provided on the ftp: website below. Proposals shall
be received by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc. electronically as
per below email addresses. The proposals shall be clearly marked as per
each separate unit. Cost Breakdowns shall be preferred. Participating bidders
may or may not receive all units. Project locations are determined as per RFP.
Late submittals shall not be accepted or considered. All proposals are due
8-15-2012, 12:00 noon promptly.

These Projects are federally assisted and are funded, in part by a Self-help
Homeownership Opportunity Program. Bidders must comply with Presidential
Executive Order 11246 clause, as amended; the Copeland (Anti-Kickback)
Act; the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and all other appli-
cable federal and state laws, and local ordinance.

Thi6 is also a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3 requires that job training,
employment and contracting opportunities be directed to low and very-low
income persons or business owners who live in the project's area.

Full General Liability and Workman's Compensation insurance is required
for all trades. Worker's Compensation exemptions will not be accepted. No
bonding is required. Activities are Davis Bacon rules exempt.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer) and, invites proposals from small businesses, Section 3 businesses,
minority business enterprises or woman-owned businesses.

Selection of contractors will be made based on price, contractor's qualifica-
tions, experience, references, the ability to meet schedules, budgeting, licens-
ing, and insurance requirements. HFHGM reserves the right to waive any in-
formalities or minor irregulations; reject any and all bids/proposals which are
incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contain additions not allowed for;
accept or reject any proposal in whole or in part with or Without cause; and
accept the proposals which best serves HFHGM and community residents.

Bidders must obtain a pre-bid package containing the Scope of work by down-
loading it at:
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Download Files:
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Please download all items and submit all forms required by Scope of Work.
Please be aware of due date for proposal.

All responses and proposals are to be submitted electronically only and
emailed to:
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TRADES: Turn-Key Construction




Venus: From the court to Fashion Week

By Arienne Thompson

NEW YORK Tennis su-
perstar'Venus Williams just
wrapped her run at the U.S.
Open... and played in the Lon-
don Olympics... and competed
at Wimbledon this summer.
And now, the multi-tasking
star is tackling New York Fash-
ion Week. USA TODAY spent in
Midtown with the bubbly star
to check out all the behind-
the-scenes prep work for her'
EleVen clothing line.
1:15 p.m.: An admittedly
tired Williams sits on a couch
at the studio of PR firm Har-
rison & Shriftman with her
assistant designer Barbara .
Clarke-Ruiz as they pore over
the EleVen spring 2013 de-
signs, chatting about last-min-
ute changes and preferences.
"My vision for sportswear is
that you should be able to ex-
press yourself. I don't feel like
you should be told how to wear
your clothes," Williams says.
"If you want to be more daring
and wear a print, or mix and
match, or just go classic, you
should be able to do that, and
EleVen allows you to do that."
1:34: The sun-streaked stu-
dio is buzzing with pre-show
chatter, as Williams' publicist,
assistant, show producer and
show stylist consult an army
of laptops anid vision boards to
get things just-so. The statu-
esque star walks through the
collection, which is hanging on

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Made by and for a stylish athlete: T
Williams shows off a piece from her E
election of athleticwear in the Manhat
she and her staff preparing for the

a rack in her crowded but balni
workspace. The EleVen spring
line is full of on-trend elements
such as color-blocking, graphic
prints, chambray arid a chic
color palette.
1:50: Throughout the after-
noon, a stream of movement
artists a yoga practitioner,
a tennis player, a dancer and
a shadowboxer drop by to
get fitted in their EleVen gear.
(Williams' presentation will
actually be more of a perfor-
mance piece.) Williams, who is

ing a sandwich, as.the show
producer goes through the
plan. She later says that she
has abandoned her micromah-
aging ways. "I've seen people

brings her
along, pro
talk about
who is alsi
moments I

'i always comes together. I think star scoop
our atmosphere is actually a into her a
little calmer than most," she lo" to him.
says. "I have to trust people. I the world

ennis star Venus
leVen spring col- ,
tan studio where
ir Fashion Week

clearly quite hands-on, walks
through each iteration ofeach
1:52: Acroyoga practitioner
Chelsey Korus stuns the room
by performing a fluid stream of
yoga poses. When she's done,
everyone applauds. Venus pre-
tends to try a move but cracks
that her back will give out if
she goes much further."
2:09: Williams takes a seat
at the head of the conference
table to finalize the run of
show. She'listens, calmly eat-

* Havanese dog Khan
mpting Williams to
: her "son" Harold,
o a Havanese. A few
later, he shows up,
i the groomers. The
Is her 5-year-old pup
rms, repeating "hel-
"He's been all over
(with me). That's my

Venus Williams walks the runway during the EleVen by
Venus Williams Spring 2013 Runway Show in New York.

stopped micromanaging back
in March. I had to learn to let
go of some things. It was an
improvement in iny life be-
cause I realized things really
got done, and they got done
2:30-2:45: In between model
fittings and production meet-
ings, Williams' sisters Lyndrea
and Isha Price pop by. Isha

boy. I'm proud of him. He's'not
very accomplished, but he's
doing the best he can, you
3:02: As she watches the
machinations for the EleVen
show swirl around her, Wil-
liams divulges that a vaca-
tion is still a good two months
,away. "I'll probably take a week
(in November), but I don't know

Noopt" 10
t'*- r,?*,

Rich Paul, left, has known Lebron James since the heat
star was in high school.

Old friend now

James' new agent

LeBron was in high school when he

met Rich Paul; now he's his first client

By Jeff Zillgitt

Miami Heat star LeBron
James has switched agents,
going from Creative Artists
Agency to a new firm headed
by longtime friend Rich Paul,
a person familial with the
situation told USA TODAY
The person requested ano-
nymity because he was not
authorized to speak publicly
until, a formal announcement
is made.
The name of the agency will
be Klutch Sports Manage-
ment, and, as of riow, James
is Paul's only client. This is
the third agent James has
used since he entered the NBA
out of high school in 2003.
He was with Goodwin Sports
Management until he signed
with powerful agent Leon
Rose in 2005. Rose's firm was
bought by CAA in 2007.
Paul has worked for CAA the
last four years and has rep-
resented Cleveland Cavaliers
forward Tristan Thompson,
Los Angeles Clippers guard
Eric Bledsoe, San Antonio
Spurs guard Cory Joseph and
Charlotte Bobcats forward Mi-
chael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No.2
pick in the June draft.

Paul has known James
since James was a high school
star in Akron, Ohio, and-has
become a trusted friend of the
NBA star. Since joining CAA,
Paul learned the business and
created relationships with
team executives.
The person said now was
the right time for Paul to
'break out on his own and the
right time for James to join

him. James' contract with the
Heat runs through the 2015-
16 season, with early-out
options in 2014 and 2015. The
person said his decision to
leave CAA had no bearing on
his future.
James is coming off his.
best overall season, in which
he became league.MVP; NBA .
"Rich is a great guy,
pretty unassuming,
always observing and
consistently growing
as a young agent."
NBA team executive

champion, Finals MVP and an
Olympic gold medalist.
Rose, had not' responded to
an e-mail request for com-
ment, but the person told USA
TODAY Sports there were no
hard'feelings from CAA.
It remains unclear whether
Paul will bring other players
from CAA to Klutch. It is likely
Klutch will target top players
coming out of college basket-
ball, and James brings auto-
matic cachet to the agency.
"Rich is a great guy, pretty
unassuming, always observ-
ing and consistently growing
as a young agent," an NBA
team executive told USA
TODAY Sports. The person re-
quested anonymity because of
potential dealings with Paul.
What does this mean for
Rose and CAA? It's still a pow-
erful agency with such high-
profile clients as Heat guard
Dwyane Wade arid.forward
Chris Bosh, New York Knicks
forward Carmelo Anthony and
Los Angeles Clippers guard
Chris Paul (no relation to the
agent), who could become a
free agent after this season.

Vick revitalizes image, Philadelphia

,Eagles QB gives

to struggling


By Robert Klemko

Vick's aspirations include not
only winning a Super Bowl
and improving his reputation;
he's also determined to leave
his mark on the city.
On the field, he has done
so with his rare athleticism.
Thousands of Eagles fans
enter Lincoln Financial Field
wearing the No. 7'jersey of
a man once known as No.
33765-183 yick's number
during 21 months in prison
for dogfighting-relatdd crimes.
Off the field, in north Phila-
delphia, Vick contributed
$200,000 to the renovation
of the rundown Hunting Park
United recreational facility.
The new youth football field
will be named Team Vick
Field at the groundbreaking
ceremony today.
"I wanted to show my ap-
preciation for the city," Vick
told USA TODAY Sports.
"The thing I'll never forget is
how I was applauded when
I came into my first game
here. If there was something
I could do other than win a
championship, I wanted to
have something here that I'll
always be remembered by."
In just more than three

Jl "

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Michael Vick, has Won over Philadelphia fans.

years in Philadelphia, Vick
has given to numerous area
charities, partnered with the
Humane Society and said
one of his goals was to help
children avoid the path that
led him to prison.
He hasn't gone about it qui-
etly.Vick's donations tAo not
come without fanfare, which
leads to the question: Is he
The question matters to
Eagles fans who were origi- .
nally on the fence about his
arrival, some of whom were
happy with the 2007 convic-
tion which ended his career
with the Atlanta Falcons.
"When he got convicted, I
was like, 'Couldn't have hap-
pened to a better person,'"
said'U.S. Marines reservist
Jesse Esterly, who raises a

Marine Corps flag when tail-
gat ing outside of the stadium.
"He seemed like a thug."
When Vick signed with
Philadelphia/ the dog-loving,
life-long fan decided to give
Vick a chance to prove him-"
self off the field. His wife was
not so open.
"She won't go to a game, she
wcn't watch the TV.because
she doesn't want to have any-
thing to do with him, but I
"always grew up believing that
everyone deserves a second
chance," Esterly said.
"As a Marine, we're trying
to give kids heroes," he said.
"The media shows you when
players do something bad. Is
he doing it to get himself in
a better light? Maybe. But it
doesn't seem forced."
Perhaps the highest con-

centration of Vick fans can
be found in the impoverished
neighborhoods of north Phila-
delphia that are also plagued
by crime. Vick has concen-
trated many of his charitable
efforts there.
"The community needs the
help," says Damien Steven-
son, 34, a police officer in
north Philadelphia. "Kids look
at a lot of pop culture a lot of
hip hop and, they imitate that.
If he continues to do positive
things, the kids will see that,
and they'll want to do positive
things when they grow up."
Vick wants to thank those
fans who bought in, and says
,their loyalty was earned by
sincerity in his words and
"Time heals everything
and at the end of the day you
just have to be a man of your
word and practice what you
preach," he says. "Actions
speak louder than words and
that's what everybody wanted
to see from me, and that's
what I gave them."
Count Trudy Helder among
/the convinced. The principal
and a sister at Philadelphia's
Christ the King School has
been a season ticketholder for
more than 30 years. She says.,
her seats began at "the top of
the Vet." Now 'she sits in the
first row.
"He deserved to go to jail,"
Helder said. "But I really do_
feel that he's trying really
hard to make up for what he's

Coaches that cross the line to win

Push to win

can become

'abusive tactics'
By Erik Brady

U.S. short-track speeds-
katers \ ho'ay their coach
is abusive will not compete
in the coming World Cup
season if he or his assistant
coaches remain when the
team is named by the end of
the month.
'The', u ill end their ca-
reers rather than skate un-
der these coaches, their at-
torne. Edward G Williams.
told USA TODAY Sports on
last Monday evening.
Jae Su Chun, who is on
administrative leave as head
coach, stands accused of
slamming an athlete into
a wall. calling one female
athlete a "fat cow" and other
instances of "unchecked

abuse." Chun. a former
coach of South Korea's na-
tional team, denies abusing
Nancy Hogshead-Mlakar.
director of advocacy for the
Women's Sports Founda-
tion, said the allegations in
a series of complaints sound
all too familiar.
"We arrest people
who do this to
our kids in oth-
er settings, but
in coaches we
sometimes honor
L haii-,.n Col]ee mein's
soccer c.:ac'j MNl e Gnjl.alili'

"When Olympians get to-
gether, they talk about w\har
was helpful and \ hat wxas
abusive" in their coaching.
Hogshead-Makar said. "I
know easily 20 Olynmpic aLh-

U.s speedskating coach
Jae Su Chun s on adminis-
trative leave.
letes who talk about abusive
Hogshead-Mlakar, a
three-time gold medalist
in s\ mimming who teaches
at Florida Coastal School
of Law, thinks athletes at
the elite level of sport are
susceptible to abusive treat-
ment from coaches because
their hunger to succeed, and
to please makes it hard for

them to sa\ no
'It's a culture clash where
the coach is always right
and athletes are akin to sol-
diers," she said. 'They have
to do exactly what they're
told. The reality of being an
elite athlete is the athlete
has to be able to say no to
training, to diet.
"So there's a fine line that
every athlete walks, which
is. Are you training to the
absolute max? And you go
right up to that point, but
',ou don't want to get sick
or injured. That requires a
certain amount of respect
for the athlete and their abil-
ity to know w.he're.the line
is where they re about to get
sick or injured and to tell
that other person no."
Complaints filed by 20
current or retired speedskat-
ers asked that Chun and as-
sistants Jun Hyurg Yeo and
Jim my Ja ng be barred from
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if I deserve a week," she says.
"I would take (a vacation), but
I don't want to travel anymore.
Every year, I look at, like,
tickets to Thailand, and then I
think about the 18-hour flight,
and it never materializes!"
3:27: After a quick change
into an aqua EleVen zip-up
jacket, Williams transforms
into a model herself, turning
on the charm for a portrait
session in front of a graffiti-
splattered wall.
3:40: The hair team for the
EleVen show arrives, and Wil-
liams can't resist trying on the
blue clip-in hair extensions
that the team has brought.
She pops one in, goes to a
mirror and declares the look a
success. She also puts one in
her assistant's hair and gives
her new look a thumbs-up,
3:54: Williams sits in the
hot seat for a video-inter-
view, and explains who the
ideal EleVen customer is.
"It's someone who wants to
express themselves no matter
what they're doing, if they're
moving or standing still.
That person is confident and
happy and (marches) to the
beat of their own drummer."
4:00: Williams turns her
attention back to the hair
arid makeup trials to add her
input on ponytails and ac--
cessories placement, and, as
always, she looks anything
but ruffled.

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Ex-Fannie Mae chief is dismissed from investors' suit

By Gretchen Morgenson

Franklin D. Raines, who
resigned as chief executive
of Fannie Mae in late 2004
amid revelations of extensive
accounting improprieties at
the mortgage finance com-
pany, has been dismissed
from a long-running civil suit
brought by Fannie Mae inves-
tors hoping to recover dam-
The federal judge oversee-
ing the class action, Richard
J. Leon of the United States
District Court for the Dis-
trict of Columbia, ruled on
Thursday that the investors'
lawyers had not proved that
Mr. Raines knowingly misled
shareholders about the com-
pany's accounting and inter-
nal controls, a necessary hur-
dle for the case, against him to

"There is not only no direct
evidence that Raines intended
to deceive Fannie Mae's inves-
tors," Leon ruled, "there is no
evidence that he even knew
his statements were false." At
best, the judge continued, evi-
dence submitted by the share-
holders showed that Raines
"acted negligently in his role
as the company's chief execu-
tive and negligently in his rep-
resentations about the compa-
ny's accounting and earnings
management practices."
The judge said that he would
rule on the other defendants
in the case soon. They are J.
Timothy Howard, Fannie's for-
mer chief financial officer, and
Leanne G. Spencer, its former
Kevin M. Downey, a lawyer
at Williams & Connolly who.
represents Raines, declined
to comment. So did Steven

A federal judge ruled that
lawyers failed to prove
that Franklin Raines, right,
knowingly misled Fannie
Mae's shareholders.

J. Toll, of Cohen Milstein, the
lawyer for the plaintiffs.
The investor lawsuit was

filed in 2005 on behalf of ap-
proximately one million Fan-
nie Mae shareholders who
incurred losses after regula-
tors identified pervasive ac-
counting irregularities at the
company. Between 1998 and
2004, government investiga-
tors found, senior executives
at Fannie had manipulated
its results to hit earnings tar-
gets and generate $115 million
in bonus compensation. The
company had to restate its
earnings, reducing them by
$6.3 billion.
In 2006, the government
sued, the three former execu-
tives, seeking $100 million in
fines and $115 million in res-
titution from bonuses it main-
tained they had not 'earned.
Without admitting wrong-
doing, Raines, Howard and
Spencer paid $31.4 million to
settle the matter in 2008. In

September of that year, the
federal government stepped in
to rescue Fannie Mae, which
was struggling under a moun-
tain of bad mortgages.
The shareholder case, led
by two Ohio state retirement
systems, dragged on, however.
Discovery did not conclude
until 2011. Lawyers for both
sides have retained 35 experts
in the case and interviewed
123 witnesses; some 67 mil-
lion pages of documents have
been produced in the matter.
Costs spent defending
the three former executives
against the shareholder suit
recently totaled almost $100
million, according to a report
last February by the inspector
general of the Federal Housing
Finance Agency, the regulator
of Fannie Mae. Since Fannie
was taken over by the govern-
ment'in September 2008, the

inspector general said, tax-
payers have borne $37 mil-
lion in legal outlays on behalf
of the three executives. As is
typical among top executives,
Raines's employment contract
with Fannie Mae required
that the company cover the le-
gal costs of defending against
such lawsuits as long as he
was not found at fault.
Since taxpayers took over
Fannie Mae, formally known
as the Federal National Mort-
gage Association, four years
ago, the company has drawn a
total of $90.5 billion from the
United States Treasury.
Although the Treasury De-
partment has suggested ways
to wind 'down the company
and its smaller sibling, the
Federal National Mortgage As-
sociation, known as Freddie
Mac, there has been little in
the way of follow-through.

Female barbers show their "stuff"

continued from 6D

may even be better.
LaDon Quivette,
owner of LaNu's Bar-
bershop in Wynwood
for three years and a
barber for 10 years,
describes barbering as
an evolving and enjoy-
able experience.
"If you do something
you love, it doesn't
seem like work,". she
said. "[But] I have to
go above and beyond
to prove myself, some-
times. There are peo-
ple who come in the
barbershop and think
I'm the cleaning lady.
It's their option whose
chair they sit in, but
the money still goes to
the house."
Frederick Britt, bar-
ber instructor at Wil-
liam H. Turner Tech
Adult Education Cen-
ter for eight years, says
Quivette is his only fe-
male student that has
garnered any success.
The other four female
students never com-
pleted the class.
"I think if they got
out of the mentality
that it is a. male-dom-
inated field, then they
would do well," he said.
Britt said when he
was younger. a woman
used to cut his hair
and he believes fe-

male barbers have an
advantage qver" many
male barbers.
"They know what
will make a man ap-
pealing," he said.
He says male barbers
tend to follow the cus-
tomers' request while
female barbers offer
suggestions for a bet-
ter look. Marcus Dio-
rot agrees. His barber
Miesha "Mimi".McLen-
don has been cutting
his hair for about 15
"What is special
about having a female
barber is it's like, a
marriage," he said.
"You wouldn't want
your spouse to go out
of the house looking
less than up to par."
He says McLendon
has the exact same
discipline with her
clients. She takes her
time with cutting hair
and makes sure her
clients look good and
she pays attention to
During Diorot's "unr-
ipleasant experiences"
with male barbers, he
said things just weren't
the same because the
barber rushed. One
time he came back
with rashes and razor
bumps and another
time with bruises.
"Every time I cheated
- for whatever reason

- and went to anoth-
er barber, I paid for it
dearly," he said.
McLendon has been
cutting hair since she
was 11-years-old. 'Her
first client was her
"It was never a
dream of mine," she
said. "Just something I
stumbled upon."
But now she is pas-
sionate about barber-
ing, she adds. She has
about 30 loyal male cli-
ents that have followed
her to SND Signature
Cuts and Salon in Mi-
ramar, where she cur-
rently works. But she
remembers the days
when she had to prove
herself at her first gig
in a flea market.
Craig "Mr. Taper" Lo-
gan, founder and edu-
cation director of Bar-
bers :Only Magazine,
says women barbers
have it hard because
a lot of men don't trust
them. When he real-
ized their constant
dilemma, he began to
showcase their talent
in his magazine. When
he the publication four
years ago, he says he
had to search to find
female barbers. Now
more than. 200 have
signed up to compete
for the title of one of
the nation's top female
barbers next year.

Athletes susceptible to being abused

continued from 9D

coaching the team
in its coming World
CLIup season. But U.S.
Spr-,1 1l;..1 i ; named
Yeo as interim coach
Monday, for continu-
ity of the pr,,i'.mj and
because Yeo had "no
-IApr- in claims .,';.iii,.f
him," spokesperson
[ nI .i -r ( '.- .l II 1 1
fI '.. r'-- ? '''-* rit\'
and .-II 1.' i, : of our
athletes is always our
primary concern," she
said, 'v .v' hope to re-
solve this as quickly as
),,,...;1,i,- :'
World Cup trials be-
gin Sept. 27 and U.S.
:;pr,-r.l'..i.i: i g said it
hoped an independent
inoi-.iirtirion by New
York law firm White &
Case would be com-
pleted before then, but
it had no guarantees.
Williams, the attor-
:in., said he plans to
request binding arbi-
tration in an attempt
to have the coaches
removed before the tri-
Abuse allegations
are common in coach-
ir,:. The youth league
coach channeling his
inner Lombardi by
screaming at terrified
10-year-olds is a cliche
in the culture.
"Most coaches have
never been trained on

their important role
as a kids' coach and
see the role of 'win-
ning' no different than
that of any college or
professional coach,"
Fred Lngh, president
and CEO of the Na-
tional Alliance for
Youth Sports, wrote in
an e-mail. "They see
'losing' as a mark of
their own failure and
hence many reported
instances of verbal,
emotional, psychologi-
cal and even physical
abuse occur.
"Unless parents
demand that their
child's coach has been
trained and, more
irr.pcorantl', held ac-
countable for their
behavior, then,far too
many kids' coaches
will get away with the
type of behavior Chun
has been accused of."
One of the accusa-
tions is that Chun
demeaned female
athletes by ridiculing
their weight.
"Calling out an ath-
lete's body image and
body shape, that's very
common," Hogshead-
Makar said. "Some-
times athletes, male
and female, need to
lose weight. And there
are very appropriate
ways to do that. But
to yell at them and tell
them they're disgust-
ing and <.lii",'re a fat
cow ain't it."

Mike Giuliano, men's
soccer coach at Whea-
ton College in Illinois,
'is a longtime critic of
coaches who abuse
their athletes -and'of
parents who allow it.
"We arrest people
who do this to our kids
in other settings," he
said, "but in coaches
we sometimes honor
Giuliano said par-
ents who pay for their
children to play for
top club teams where
coaches demean their
players are teaching
kids that it must be
OK for their coaches
to scream at them be-
cause mom and dad
are paying the coaches
to do it.
Giuliano cited an ex-
ample of a club coach
who ordered a fresh-
man girl to go stand by
the trash can at half-
time "because she was
playing like trash." He
said these things hap-
pen not behind closed
doors but in front of
Williams said the
speedskaters he rep-
resents spoke up long
before the first com-
plaint was filed in late
Augist. "U.S. Speed-
skating has ignored
all the red flags and
warning signals since
November, 2011," Wil-
liams said. "This didn't
just happen."

Some text on dashboards distract more

By Jayne O'Donnell

Text size and type font
used in dashboard displays
may be overlooked culprits
in distracted driving.
Changing the typefaces
on displays reduced the
amount of time male drivers
looked away from the road
by nearly 11 percent in two
experiments, according to
:he study by researchers at
the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology and the
New England University
Transportation Center. That
difference in "glance time"
represents about 50 feet in
distance when traveling at
highway speed, says David
Gould of Monotype imaging.
which sponsored the study
Despite increasing use of
'voice-activitated controls

in cars, "We know that
text in cars is here to stay,"
saN s Bryan Reimer, one of
"the study's authors and a
research scientist at MIT's
AgeLab. x hose studies
include the impact of e-
"Manufacturers are
not limited from using
any features that could
reduce distraction."
NHTSA spoke.,,omarn

hide technologies on driver
behavior. "Given this reality,
text needs to be as easy to
read as possible.'
Of the nearly 900,000
crashes involving distracted
dri ing reported to police in
2010. 26.000 involved ad-
justing devices or controls

in a car, says the National
High ay Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration. About 3,000
people were killed in dis-
tracted driving crashes last
year. the agency says.
Reimer says cellphone
makers need to address font
size and type as \ ell, es-
pecially now that cars can
increasingly project smart-
phone features onto dash
Chevrolet's 2013 Sonic
and Spark small cars have
an app called GoGo that
can show smartphones'
navigation systems on the
cars' touchscreens. Start-
ing next year. Mercedes-
Benz says it will integrate
smartphones including
those by Nokia. HTC and
Samsung into the car
through the MirrorLink

open standard.
NHTSA's proposed guide-
lines require all dashboard
functions to be possible
with one or more twvo-sec-
rond glances away from the
Some luxury automak-
ers are allowing drivers to
read snippets of e-mails.
texts and social media on
dashboard displays. That's
raised concerns among
some safety experts, al-
though many argue its
safer than when drivers
read them on cell phones.
SAutomakers are address-
ing this issue, along with all
of the other vehicle-driver
"interfaces' that can take
eyes off the road. says Wade
Newton, spokesman for
the Alliance of Automobile




Advertisers urged

to use more Black media
S arketerccordig to the Selig Center for Economic
note to birketers i le.is'011 Grow'.th at the Uii\ei sits of Georgia.
TNot postraci age that a ne ord con- In part that is because marketers reason
not postracial. .y formd con- In pr1t t" during sports programs or a
That's the 'Iessagei that at aoe channel
sortlm of the cosuntgse largest Aflican-Amer- that ads r-unng ding onsports progrieil s or a
ican media outlets wans to send to market- prime-te drama on a l-turnsen chaai
eric. aho hiae largest shnnd black media in will reach some black consumers oo. tsad
eavor of placivg ads on gely neral outlets. Debra L. Lee. chief executive at BET Net-
Onavor o laing ads on genetworks. Black Enter- works. "'A. v, ell-developed media plan should

prise. Johnson pe sing Itohe publisher of include both." Ms. Lee sad. Black mdia has
Ebony a;nd Jet n-maga2zin sl the National As- a special connectol to black audieces.
sarciation of Black Owned Broadcasters and BET, a unit of \Viacotn. has had a particu-
others will join ,nth ortedia-buing agencies to larl strong ratings run in recent y'ars. often
others vrille join .ti a rg e
introduce a t campaign intended to educate ad- beating cable channels like CNN and Bravo.
ovtersr about the Ipo'tance of black media "-The Game." an original series that started
and its increase nb-t deeppocketed audience on the CW network and moved to BET, broke
Called si-LnTieBlack (using the Twitter hash cable sitcom records woth 7.7 million viewers
ta. the campll gn wll begit ith prit ad- for the premiere of its fourth season in Janu-
tCakll ed call :u gn ll begin tith prin t ad-
veirtlcinintm in maol newspapers (including an- 2011.d i
The New rk Tinmes and trade magazines At the same tie, that audience is getting
like Broadlastini g & Cable and Adweek it will richer. Black. household e-anifrtcs 0 rcu' 63.9
epad to a l -tern joint efot tht includes percent, to $75,000. fror 2000 to 2009. ac-
social me dia and direct outreach to marketers. cordrig to a Nrelse-n s-tudy
Tc initiative comes at a time when advertis- #lnTheBlack is the first ndustr N ide effort
Ters hatve poured ione, into Spa nish-lanmguae of its kind and is long overdue, said Donald
Te alile iou-n an effort ito reach the grow- A. Colen-an. chief executive of GlobalHue, a
S and di n n or to rech multicultural advertising agec "Its getting
n. Hispanic populIatin. Black audiences, the p nt riiculun e e c
iiean'.vhile. have- largely been overlooked, to the poit o ridiculous ters of the
despite proje ted buying power of $1.2 trillin budget allocated to the African-American au-
by 20 15. a 35 percent increase from 200 die r. l said

-New York Times June 25, 2012

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101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$800 monthly. One bed-
room starting at $725 i1 you
quality Appliances laundry.
QUIET Parking, central air
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom one bath.
$395 305-642-7080

1210 NW 2 Avenue
One bdrm.. 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 balh
$450. Appliances, free

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 baln
$475. 786-236-1144 or

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath
$425 Ms.Pearl #13 or

1540 NW 1 Court
Studio $425, one bdrm
$525. free water Call 786-

1600 NW 59 Street
Two bdrms. one bath. $575.
free water 305-642-7080
1709 NW 55 Street
Charming one bedroom, cen-
tral air, free water, fenced
gate, off street parking. $600
monthly. $1200 to move in.
186 NW 13 Street
One odrm. one bath $450.

1943 NW 2 Court
One bedroom $500 Very
quiet, gated building. Call

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

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

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one balh $375
Ms Shorry 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One barm. one bath $450
2162 NW 5 Avenue-
One bedroom, free water,
very quiet building, gated
building, laundry machine on-
site, $575 a month, $250 se-
curity deposit, 786-506-3067.
2945 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750. Call Mr. Perez:
30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one oath. $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.

Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free water and gas, Apply at:
2651 NW 50 Street or call:
676 NW 47 Street
One bedroom apt., $500
monthly. Call 786-487-8921.
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.
Overlown Liberty City.
Opa-Locka. Brownsville
Apartments. Duplexes.
Houses One Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval Call lor specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
www capitalrentalagency
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 and one bath
NW 14 Ave near 59 St
Nice large one bdrm in small
quiet bldg. Air. Water free.
References. 305-754-5728

13480 NE 6th Avenue
One bedroom available.
$625 monthly.
Call 786-797-0225
20490 NW7 Avenue # 6
One bdrm, one bath available
condo, gated community, ap-
pliance included, central air.
3948 NW 207 Street Rd
Four bedrooms, two baths,
corner lot fenced. Section 8
welcome. $120d monthly.
10257 NW 10 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath,$950
mthly, Section 8 Welcome.
1255 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms; air, bars, tile
$1,000. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
1492 N.W 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, re-
modeled, central air, located
on quiet street. Section 8 pre-
ferred. $1069 monthly.
156 NE 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath
$675 Free Water

15901 NE 18 Place
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, washer, dryer,
air, $1.000. 786-356-6101
1633 NW 41 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated, Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987
1831-33 NW 41 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated, Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987
1850 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, central air, water
included. Call 786-290-6750
1874 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Bars, fenced, stove, refriger-
ator, air and includes washer
and dryer. $875 monthly.
$2625 to move in. Section 8
welcome. 305-232-3700
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700
2112 NW 93 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, fenced yard.
Section 8 Welcome, $1300
2209-2211 NW 58 St
Two bdrms, one bath; first
and security. $900 monthly.
Section 8 welcome. Call
224 SW 10 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, Hallandale
area, call 305-970-3166.
2242A NW 82 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, newly remodeled, cen-
tral air. $725 monthly.

2357 NW 81 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances. $795 monthly.
2401 NW 95 ST #B

Two bdrms, one bath,
washer, dryer, central air.
Section 8 OK. $1,175 mthly.
Matthew 954-818-9112

2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms, air, $650
monthly. 786-877-5358
2550 York Street
One bedroom, refrigerator,
stove, air. 954-736-9005
3153 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $800 mthly.
First, last and security.
338 NW 53 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, security bars, water in-
cluded, $900.
Call 786-256-6124
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Two bedrooms, 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 OK! 786-269-5643
4301 NW 14 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
4630 NW 16 Avenue
One bedroom with applianc-
es. $650 monthly.
5010 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms., one bath, $750
up, call Mr. B 305-632-8750.
521 NW 67 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances. Section 8 wel-
comed. 305-751-7151
5509 NW Miami Court
One bdrm, one bath. Ndwly
renovated $650 mthly, first,
last, security. 305-360-2440
6101 NE Miami Court
Two bdrms, one bath $900
mthly. Section 8 Welcome.
7521 NW Avenue
Huge three bdrms, two baths.
ALL NEW! Impact Windows,
central air, walk in closets.
$1200 mthly. 305-793-0002
777 NW 47 Street
Spacious two bedrooms, one
bath units. Family neighbor-
hood. Completely renovated,
new appliances. Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987. .
7817 NW 10 Avenue
Two bedroom, two bath, $950
monthly. Call 305-336-0740
Section 8 OK.
7929 NW 12 Court
Three bdrms, one bath, $900
monthly. Section 8 welcomed.
Call 305-757-2632
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.
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, close to bus line.


1168 NW 51 Street
Large, partly furnished, utili-
ties included, $700 monthly,
$1000 to move in. Section 8
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 panth, $395
Appliances, free water

Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
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. $65.0 moves
you in. 305-303-0156.
S1950 NW 60 Street
New rooms $100 weekly. Call
D 786-366-5930,Big E
2365 NW 97 Street
Private entrance. $95 weekly.
305-691-2703 or
2810 NW 212 Terrace
Nice rooms. $125 weekly.
Call 786-295-2580
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $135 weekly,
$300 move in. 305-624-3966
3185 NW 75 Street '
Access to living room and
kitchen, close to metro rail.
3290 NW 45 Street
Clean room, cable and air.
$375 monthly.
4744 NW 15 Court
Clean room, $350 monthly.
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

$ 1 1r ,"

9119 NW 25 Avenue
$90 a week.
Call 786-515-3020.
With air, $100 weekly, $200 to
move in. 305-993-9470
Large bedroom. Weekly or
monthly. 954-292-5058
Private entrance. Call
305-384-8421 or 954-854-


1071 NW 106 Street
Four bedrooms, two. baths.
Huge back yard, under reno-
vation, Section 8 only. $1500
monthly. 786-547-9116
1167 NW 50 Street
Two Bedrooms, house and
townhouses, $850 monthly.
Call 786-488-0599
1491 NE 152 Street
Three bdrms, two baths,
washer and dryer hookup,
Section 8 welcome, available
now! Call 305-335-2326.
15410 NW 32 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1,250, air, tile, bars. No Sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson Broker
15930 NW 17 Place
New remodeled, three bed-
rooms, one bath,central air,
washer/dryer connection.
$1200 monthly.
1611 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms., 'one bath, $900
monthly. No Section 8. Call
169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, two and
a half baths, appliances.
fireplace and private drive
$1595 monthly.

17200 NW 42 Place
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1400 mthly, 786-506-2126
17415 NW 17 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1700 monthly. Section 8
welcomed 786-942-2248
1777 NW 69 Street
Three bdrms, one bath, all
new, $1100 mthly. Section 8
Only. 786-366-5930
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1100 Stove, refrigerator,
air 305-642-7080
2010 NW 153 Street
Three bdrms., den, tile, bars,
air, $1,100. No section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2061 Lincoln Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air and tile floor.
$1000 monthly. Section 8 ok.
2122 NW 64 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Four bedrooms, two bath
home, and garage $1295
monthly All appliances
included Free 19 inch LCD
TV Call Joel. 786-355-7578

21324 NW 40 Circle Ct
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 mthly. No Sec 8. Call:
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. $1450
mthly. 305-669-4320
2791 NW 197 TERRACE
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, washer and dryer. $1100
monthly, $900 security.
2825 NW 163 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths
air, tile, $1,300. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson, Broker
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms two Daths
$895 monthly All Applianc-
es included Free 19' LCD
TV Call Joel 786-355-7578

295 NW 55 Street
-our bedrooms, Iwo bans
$1.195 monthly All appli-
ances included Free 19
inch LCD TV Call Joel

310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome '
Three bedrooms, three
oaths, with two dens $100
monthly Central air all.
appliances included free
19 inch LCD TV Call Joel

32 Street NW 11 Court
Four bedroom, two baths
garage, central air. Section 8
34 Ave NW 207 Street
Four bedrooms, three baths
den, central air, Section 8
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, twi
baths, fenced yard, tile floor
ing, central air, close to shop
ping, churches, at Browarc
Dade border. Available Now
Call 954-243-6606

5551 NW 9 Avenue
Two bdrms, new kitchen,
central air, fenced, $900. 305-
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

7501 NW 4th Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$725 monthly. 786-523-8140
8125 NW 6 Avenue
Three arms two bathis
completely remodeled
central air stainless steel,
private parking $1200
monthly. Section 8 OK,
water included call

944 NW 81 Street B
Three small bedrooms, one
bath, $750 mthly. Security
$600. Water included. Call
'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
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV. included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
Three and two bedrooms,
Section 8 only. Call
after 1 p.m., 305-796-5252.
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1175 monthly
Call 407-497-8017
One Four Bdms., No.Sec-
tion 8. Broker: 786-955-9493
.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
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.

Newly remodeled. Call after
4 p.m., 786-443-4502.


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Owner financing
Low down payment
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S Now You Can own Your
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Same day service.
Excellent prices.
Licensed Insured.
We make and repair septic
tank lids. Call Tony

Part-time Handyman/
for a private home in North
Miami. Three to four days.
Must have transportation
, with valid driver's license.
. Leave a message at 305-
694-6227, we will return
your call asap.



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We are seeking a driver to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets,in South Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 4 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

Single White Male
47, 5 feet 11 inches, brown
hair, green eyes, 170 Ibs.,
employed, young at heart.
Like malls, coffee houses,
music, seeking black single
male. Rugged and mascu-
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Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices.
14130 N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Call 305-685-3565
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public that: LW
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no longer works at 7th Av- /
enue Medical Plaza. Prac-
tices solely at her office: .
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Associates, Inc. 0
1001 NW 54 St #103
Miami, FL 33127

This is to inform the general 1
public that:
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no longer works at Helen
B. Bentley Family Health
Center. Practices solely at
her office:
Savico Medical
Associates, Inc.
1001 NW 54 St #103 Z
Miami, FL 33127
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Middle income work gets replaced

By Bonnie Kavoussi

Jobs that can sus-
tain a middle-class life-
style are. disappearing,
as low-wage jobs take
their place, according
to a new study by the
National Employment
Law Project.
Three-fifths of all
jobs lost during the
recession paid middle-
income wages, while
roughly three-fifths of
new jobs-created dur-
ing the economic re-
covery pay low wages,
NEIP found. Both eco-
nomic forces and gov-
ernment budget cuts
are causing this deficit
.of good jobs, according
to the study.
Three notoriously
low-paying industries
-- food services, retail,
and employment ser-
vices -- account for 43
percent of all jobs creat-
ed during the economic
recovery, while better-
paying industries have
failed' to recover, ac-

cording to NELP. The
median retail worker
gets paid $11 per hour,
the mediarnfood service
worker gets paid $10
per hour and the me-
dian waiter or waitress
gets paid just $7.69 per
hour, according to the
study. Many of the loss-
es in well-paying jobs
came from state and lo-
cal governments, which
have cut 485,000 jobs
since February 2010,
according to the study.
Many mid-wage gov-
ernment workers that
have been laid off dur-
ing the economic recov-
ery include teachers
and police officers, ac-
cording to the Hamil-
ton Project.
But not everything
can be blamed on the
recent recession; the
middle class has seen a
hollowing out for years.
While low-wage and
high-wage jobs have
grown since the begin-
ning of 2001, mid-wage
jobs have plunged over

the past decade, ac-
cording to the NELP
study. There also has
long been downward
pressure on wages in,
mid- and low-wage
jobs, with those jobs'
median real wages fall-
ing since 2001. Mean-
while, the median real
wages of high-wage
jobs spiked during the
same time period.
Without government
action, this trend is
self-reinforcing, ac-
cording to some eeono-
mists. In part because
low-paid 'workers can-
not afford to pay for
big-ticket items such
as houses and cars,
there is less consumer
demand for employers
to hire more mid-wage
workers in industries
such as construction
and manufacturing.
Workers condemned to
low-skill, low-paid work
also may be losing their
skills, making- them
less employable for bet-
ter-payingjobs later on.

Youth optimistic

about economy

By Calvin Woodward

30, between jobs, with
$50,000 in student debt
and no'clear sense what
the future holds. But
Erik Santamaria, Ohio-
born son of Salvadorans,
has a pretty awesome at-
titude about his country,
his life and the world of
"Maybe things won't
work out the way I want,"
he says. "But, boy, I sure
can't complain about
how things have worked
out so far."
This is the sweet spot
of American optimism,
a trait that looms large
in the nation's history
and imagination. To
find it these days, talk
to an immigrant, the
child of one or, failing
that, a young person of
any background. That's
where the torch seems
most likely to burn
brightly. With anyone
else, it's hit or miss. For
many, these times are a
slog.That "shining city
on a hill" from political
mythology looks more
like a huffing climb up
a field filled with ticks.
Public opinion research-
ers find handwringing
at almost every turn,
over a glum and nervous
decade defined by ter-
rorism, then war, then
recession, then pal-
try economic recovery.
Nearly two-thirds lack
confidence that life for
today's children will be

better than it has been
for today's adults, ac-
cording to an NBC-Wall
Street Journal survey in
May. Half of registered
voters do not see the
U.S. as the shining city.
on a hill, meaning the
example for other coun-
tries, though 45 percent
do, according to a Fox
News poll in June.
In April 2011, a USA
Today-Gallup poll found
that optimism that the
next generation's lives
will be better than par-
ents' dropped to its low-
est level since the ques-
tion was asked in 1983.
Only 42 percent thought
so. Before then, majori-
ties always believed fheir
children would have
a better life. In a dra-
matic drop from the late
1990s and early 2000s,
just over one-third were
satisfied with the U.S..
position in the world in
a February Gallup poll,
down from at least two-
thirds in the months
before and after the at-
tacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Younger people,
though, typically see a
rosier future than older
generations. As long as
that holds, optimism
stays woven in the na-
tion's fabric.
In an August Associ-
ated Press-Gfk poll, only
about half said it's likely
that today's youth' will
have a better standard
of living than their par-

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Killian stops Southridge

to remain undefeated

, Sophomore RB Jaquan Johnson is superb

The Cougars ground game. piloted by
the talent of sophomore Jaquan Johlnson.
amassed 212 yards. Johnson led -with 94
yards on 11 carries, including a 55-yard
touchdown midway through the third to
put the Cougars ahead 27-0. Senior half-
backs Harry Jones and Miguel Andrillon
added 114 yards between them
"Our running has been stagnant the

.... ...

ry Davis with 13 seconds left in the third.
And as Killian's victory was definite their
defense eased up allowing another touch-
down with 13 seconds left in the game off
of a 26-yard pass and catch from Cook to
Jamal Dorvilier.
The last-ditch effort may have boosted
morale, but would be moot in the outcome.
Johnson said that he would talk to his team
about finishing strong, but tipped his hat to
Green and his coaching staff.
"This team is built through its coaches." '
Coach Johnson said. "They're just in the be-
ginning stages. Once the players fully buyl-in
the', ll be a\\esoine."

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.. .. .

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The historical battle of southern Dade
schools Killian and Southridge was didn't
live up to the hype as Killian swept through
the Spartans 27-13 to remain undefeated
last Saturday night at Harris Field (Home-
stead). Southridge (1-3), known for its tough
play, boisterous alumnus and legendary
coach, Lamont Green, was stalled by the
running game of the Cougars (4-0).

Killian jaquan Johnson breaks
out for a touchdown.

last couple of games," said Cory
Johnson, Killian head coach and alumnus.
"But this was a good game to get it back on
The Spartans had several opportunities to
get on the board, including a wide open pass
to sophomore tight-end, Devonaire Scott,
that was dropped and would have likely led
to a touchdown late in the third.
Killian's defense held the Spartans under
200 total offensive yards and Spartans quar-
terback, Troy Cook, to five completions-for
20 yards deep into the fourth quarter.
Sbuthridge, however, played until the end,
and stopped what would have been Killian's
third shutout game of the season, with a
touchdown off of a punt block by safety Har-

Southridge, won their district last year,
in a three-way tie breaker with Killian and
Coral Reef. Last season they lost to Killian
during the season 10-7.
.They have struggled to get it going this
season, including a shutout loss 0-14 to big
time rival Homestead-- a team they beat
last season. Southridge faces Northwestern
for a non-district battle on Thursday at Traz
Powell at 7 p.m. As Killian enters their bi-
week, Johnson has some concerns.
"This is the same time we started to de-
cline last season," he said, thinking back
about Killian's 5-1 last season start that was
followed by two consecutive losses. "We will
have to do some soul searching."

Creative resume tips

continued from 8D

lou. creattie resumes aren't the right fit for e\ery
position. If you make a stellar infographic resume
to get a job in the visual arts field, you're well on
your \ay to career bliss. Losing this t pe of re-
sume shows off your job-specific skills in both a
creative and practical way. It makes sense
But submitting a beautiful infographic resume
for a job as an accountant will probably be less
effective. It might be visually striking. but how
many accountants do you know w\ho need graph-
Ic design skills to crunch numbers? Forgetting
to tailor your creative approach to your industry
means hiring managers are more likely to roll
their eyes. when you actually \ant them to be
blown a way.

2. Thinking creativity will mask sloppiness
You're truly impressed \vith your idea of mak-
ing a video resume. You can't imagine how the
moving images of your video will fail to wow hir-
Ing managers. In fact, you're so impressed with
your own stroke of genius, you've put zero effort
into the information about yourself and your ex-
perience you're sharing with that manager.
Spoiler alert: hiring managers and recruiters
aren't.impressed merely because you've thought
of something creative. They've been around the
block a few times. They're not going to hire you
on the spot just because you've recorded a vid-
eo resume. Plenty of other job seekers have had
the same stroke of genius. And those job seek-
ers probably realized video resumes have to be
just as polished and professional as their paper
Don't expect your flashy method of delivery
will make up for a lack of content. It won't.
will make up for a lack of content. It won't.

Booker T. Washington slaughters undefeated Jones High

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Tornados gave Jones
High School (Orlando) a lot
to think about on their way
'home after an embarrassing
68-13 defeat last Saturday
night at Traz Powell. The
game, considered a preview
to the Class-4A semifinal
game, was more reminiscent
of an NFL team's defeat of an
optimist team.
Now more teams are won-
dering 'Is Booker T. really
that good?' Well, the Torna-
dos defense held Jones (3-1)
to 13 running yards and
without the defensive pres-
ence of Matthew Thomas and
Denver Kirkland. And while

Jones fought early to score
on a 98-yard kick return and
13-yard pass, it would not be
enough to stop Booker T.'s
Booker T. is coming off of a
huge 40-20 win against Dal-
las, Texas powerhouse Cedar
Hill. Booker T. head coach,
Tim "Ice" Harris, Sr. says he
wants to give his players ex-
posure to national and local
"It's great exposure for the
players," he said.
And with the remnants of
the Central comeback loss,
Harris said the Cedar Hill
win refocused his players.
"We learned how to fin-
ish," he said. "We didn't play
the last 24 minutes against
Central. We responded in

At last: Hurricanes show some fight
Finally the Miami Hurri- one of the strangest games you
canes have showed some fight. will ever see the Canes outlast-
Finally we saw Coach Al Gold- ed Georgia Tech on the road
en's young team respond after 42-36 in overtime. The Canes
being punched in the mouth ambushed the favored Yellow
by punching back hard. In Jackets at the outset jump-

ing out to an early 19-0 lead.
They proceeded to give up 36
unanswered points to trail by
17 late in the third quarter be-
fore rallying for the game's fi-
nal 23 points to win by six in
overtime. It was only a couple
Sof weeks ago when we all ques-
tioned the heart of this football
team. What we saw at Georgia
Tech was a team that refused
to lose, refused to be mediocre
and valiantly fought back. This
is how great teams are built.
Are we saying the Canes are
great? Nope, rather far from it.

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1ft?~~ 7 n:

However, we are seeing them
take baby steps in the right
direction. Maybe that' is why
Golden was just beaming with
pride and joy, soaking wet and
looking for anybody to hug af-
ter the big win. These are the
types of wins that are signifi-
cant in changing the culture of
a program.
Miami's defense must get sig-
nificantly better before we all
start thinking BCS, but they
may be in the discussion when
it comes to an ACC Coastal Di-
vision title, maybe. A big test

Booker T.'s domination may
be giving other teams ex-
posure to true competition.
Their ground game amassed
263 yards against Jones
High, including a 23-yard
and a 30-yard run by D'Von
Ballard, both for touchdowns
within the first two and a
half minutes of the game.
Ballard finished with 137
yards on five carries.
Tornados quarterback,
Treon Harris, pushed for a
1-yard touchdown minutes
later. Running back, Krondis
Larry got in on the action
with a 30-yard touchdown
run to add to Booker T.'s 34-
13 first quarter lead. Harris,
finished the quarter with a
45-yard pass completion to
Terrawn McPhee for a touch-
down. Harris finished with

lies ahead when the North Car-
olina Tar Heels visit Sun Life
Stadium this coming Saturday.
Canes fans must approach this
sign of progress with cautious
optimism. This is a very young
football team that is growing
up before our eyes. There will
be missteps along the way but
what we see is a great tradition
being rebuilt.
We all like to remember the
old Canes and the great names
of the past. Here are some cur-
rent names that are already
tied to bringing the Canes

three touchdowns on 11-of-
13 passing, amassing 229
yards. Booker T. went into
the half up 61-13; Jones re-
mained scoreless for the next
two quarters.
"We played on another
level tonight," Tim Harris Jr.,
Booker T. offensive coordina-
tor, said. "We are proud of
how our kids stayed focused."
Booker T. has accumulated
more than 1900 total offern-
sive yards this season allow-
ing its opponents less than
850 yards.
"We wanted to send a mes-
sage throughout the state
that we are an elite team,"
Harris, Jr. added.
Booker T. hosts its first
district game against Edison
at Curtis Park this Thursday
at 7 p.m.

back: Duke Johnson; Stephen
Morris and Anthony Chickillo,
just to name a few. Let's also
acknowledge senior captain
Mike James who may be on his
way out but has left his imprint
with a great performance last
week 89 yards rushing and
4 touchdowns. Inspiring lead-
ership.'That is what the U was
always built on. Don't look now
but the boys are on their way
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