The Miami times. ( November 7, 2012 )

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028321/01010

Material Information

Title: The Miami times.
Uniform Title: Miami times
Physical Description: v.
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery,
The Magic Printery
Creation Date: November 7, 2012


Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
Newspapers. -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )


General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358015
notis - ABZ6315
oclc - 02264129
isbn - 0739-0319
System ID: UF00028321:01010

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028321/01010

Material Information

Title: The Miami times.
Uniform Title: Miami times
Physical Description: v.
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery,
The Magic Printery
Creation Date: November 7, 2012


Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
Newspapers. -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )


General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358015
notis - ABZ6315
oclc - 02264129
isbn - 0739-0319
System ID: UF00028321:01010

Full Text

***** 33-DIGIT 326
519 P1
PO BOX 117007
CAI HESVILLE FL 32611-70e7

ja tamli
Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutanmur In Illis

VOLUME 90 NUMBER 11 MIAMI, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 7-13, 2012 50 cents

,"Eeto pl[ag[ U]~II LedUS~' b]. probl [ems, and -o.bs]tacles[~.~

Voters pick Obama but

machine picks Romney

Issues surface with PA voting machines

By Lylah M. Alphonse
An unexpected glitch almost
caused one central Pennsylva-
nia voter to cast his ballot for the
wrong candidate, highlighting
concerns about voter fraud in a
number of states on an already
tense election day. The Election
Protection coalition, for instance,
has reported ballot scanning prob-
lems in Ohio in Cleveland, .Dayton,

and Toledo.
"I initially selected Obama but
Romney was highlighted," writes
Centralpavote on YouTube, of the
glitch in central Pennsylvania. "I
assumed it was being picky so I de-
selected Romney and tried Obama
again, this time more carefully,
and still got Romney."
A software developer, the man
tried troubleshooting the screen,
Please turn to MACHINE 10A

Voters told election

day was Wednesday

SBy Michael Van Sickler
elections officials now say that
12,525 people were wrongly tele-
phoned this morning with a mes-
sage that they had until 7 p.m.
"tomorrow" to turn in their absen-
tee ballots.
Here's what happened, according
to Nancy Whitlock, a spokeswoman
for supervisor Deb Clark:
Pinellas officials used a Inter-
net phone system called CallFire.

cor, to record messages reminding
people of the deadline to turn in
mail-in ballots.
On Monday, election officials sent
out a reminder to 27,917 people
saying ballots must be returned by
7 p.m. "tomorrow" or Tuesday.
But for reasons unknown, 12,525
of those calls wound up in a queue
and were not placed until between
8 and 8:30 a.m. this morning.
By then, "tomorrow," referred
incorrectly to Wednesday.
Please turn to ELECTION 10A

Residents face long lines to vote

", .... Ama
",., ,* ;' ,h .. ., o.. .


By D. Kevin McNeir

It's been a long week for South Florida voters who since
early voting began last Saturday, Oct. 27 and ended on
Saturday, Nov. 3, have seen lines wrapping around blocks
throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. In some


places, like North Miami, voters turned out at clips of 1,700
and even 2,000 last Friday, according to Mayor Andre
Pierre. Meanwhile, organizations like the League of Women
Voters of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party, urged
Governor Rick Scott to extend voting. His answer: No.
But that wasn't because we didn't need the extension to
the contrary. In-person early voting continued to increase

-Miami Times Photo/D. Kevin McNeir


throughout the week, with Democrats leading the way.
Between day one of early voting and last Wednesday, Miami-
Dade had seen an average of over 26,300 voters per day.
Broward's numbers were even higher at 28,400 voters per
day. And the lines kept getting longer.
Readers may recall that when Scott became governor, one
Please turn to VOTERS 10A


Evident power-shift from

white to Black leadership

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@ miamitimresonline.comt
As an employee for close to 30
years, Stephen Johnson, 51,
has seen both the high and low
moments in the City of North
Miami's recent history. He rose
up the ranks within the City's
police department, even serv-
ing for a 1 1/2-year stint as
the chief before his current as-
signment as city manager. One
thing that he says he's wit-
nessed first hand is the change
in demographics and the ex-
pected growing pains that ac-
companied that shift.
"Whenever you undergo a
change demographically like
we have, there's going be some
level of contention especially

in our case where the major-
ity became the minority and
when that new minority com-
prises a strong tax base like
here in North Miami," he said.
"One of the challenges I have
faced as city manager is to pro-
vide equal services for both the
gated communities and those
areas that were in a deplorable
state. In the past, not all areas
were given equal service and
attention at least that was the
perception. That has required
us to look first to those blight-
ed areas that had been previ-
ously ignored and bring about
positive change. Other com-
munities within the City may
disagree but the truth is we
allowed certain areas to suffer
with some people's needs not

met. It may appear that when
you're being preventive that
some communities that are in
better shape don't get the same
resources but that's missing
the big picture. When you work
to improve housing conditions
and eliminate criminal ele-

ments from those same com-
munities, everyone benefits."
Andre Pierre, 43, the Haitian-
American mayor now on his
Please turn to NORTH MIAMI 10A

*i 4'~nie~

w -.en
..w I 1ted


Councilman Mayor City Manager

8 90158 00100 o

- ~p~ ----- --- ~--- -

fro Super Stm Sd i N JrI ^





^. yI




Believe it or not one vote

still makes a difference
ven before Election Day on Tuesday, Florida's vot-
ers had already decided that they were not going
to be denied their opportunity to cast their ballot.
Over 4.5 million people voted early equating to 38 percent
of the State's 12 million registered voters. This time around,
more Republicans voted in-person as compared to 2008. As
for Democrats, who have 167,000 more ballots than their
GOP counterparts, a higher percentage chose to exercise
their voice with absentee ballots. But as always, the lion's
share of votes from Blacks in Florida came in the form of
in-person voting. Yes, there is still something empowering
about walking up to that ballot box and making one's mark
in history.
Black voters make up 14 percent of the electorate 90
percent are Democrats. As of Tuesday morning, Black vot-
ers had cast more than one-fourth of the State's early votes
and nine percent of the absentee ballots.
If you paid attention at all, you saw what we experienced
- Blacks coming out in record numbers beginning a week
ago Saturday on the first day of early voting. There were
old men and women in wheelchairs or making their way
with canes. Young children were skipping beside their par-
ents and not complaining when they had to wait long hours
to vote. There were marchers striding down 22nd Avenue
shouting to the tops of their lungs, "Ain't gonna let nobody
turn us around." There were people distributing water to
the thirsty and encouragement to the weary determined
to make sure that they didn't let the heat or the wait or other
less important issues deter them from their right and duty
to vote.
We may not have the ability to predict the outcome of this
presidential race, but as far as Black voters go, we can say
without reserve, that Black folks showed up and showed
out. From the first note that was sung in the Caleb Cen-
ter last Sunday afternoon to the prayers and proclamations
of local preachers and politicians, one message stood out
above all others we will not allow anyone to take away our
right to vote. This will become one of those moments where
we can say with true conviction, "Say it Loud, I'm Black and
I'm Proud."

Blacks must learn how to

IIbeMiami timeo

(ISSN 0739-0319)
Published Weekly at 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127-1818
Post Office Box 270200
Buena Vista Station, Miami, Florida 33127
Phone 305-694-6210
H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968
GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus
RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman

Member of National Newspaper Publisher Association
Member of the Newspaper Association of America
Subscription Rates: One Year $45.00 Six Months $30.00 Foreign 560 00
7 percent sales tax for Florida residents .'
Periodicals Postage Paid at Miami, Florida
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Miami Times, P.O. Box 270200
Buena Vista Station, Miami, FL 33127-0200 305-694-6210

The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights. Hating no pero.ri fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the term belief
ihal all p aerjns are hurt as long as anyone is held back


Audit Bureau of Circulations

SA .oo aton
S o Amer cB

E B'' EUGENE ROBINSON eugen eobirnsoni'washingronposc corn m

Sandy should be a wake-up call for America
We've had two once-in-a-cen- main, perhaps for the rest of our at an alarming rate. ery 10 Americans I'r. in i:.stal
tury storms within the span of a lives. Since the beginning of the Some environmentalists are counties, including 41 million
decade. Hurricane Sandy seems Industrial Revolution, when hu- wary of talking about adapt- on the Atlantic seaboard and 14
likely to be the second-costliest mans began burning fossil fuels ing to climate change, fearing million on the fast-growing Gulf
storm in U.S. history, behind in earnest, the concentration of this provides an out for those Coast the areas most vulner-
Hurricane Katrina. Lower Man- heat-trapping carbon dioxide in reluctant to engage with the able to Katrina-style and San-
hattan is struggling to recover the atmosphere has increased difficult problem of moving to dy-style storms. Given sea-lev-
from an unprecedented flood by an incredible 40 percent. We cleaner energy sources. The. el rise, storm surges may reach
and the New Jersey coast is have altered the composition of truth, though, is that both con- levels that seemed unimagi-
smashed beyond recognition, the air. Even if we halted all car- versations desperately need to nable, as happened this week
Will we finally get the message? bon emissions tomorrow, elevat- take place. The economic costs in Lower Manhattan. Cities are
How, at this point, can anyone ed levels of atmospheric carbon alone are enough to concentrate going to have to consider build-
deny the scientific consensus dioxide and their effect on the the mind. Hurricane Katrina did ing huge and hugely expen-
about climate change? The tra- weather would persist for be- more than $100 billion in dam- sive surge barriers similar to
ditional dodge that no one tween 50 and 200 years, accord- age to New Orleans and the Gulf the ones that protect Rotterdam
weather event can definitively be ing to the Environmental Protec- Coast. The cost of Hurricane and London. For New York, this
attributed to global warming tion Agency. Of course, we won't Sandy seems likely to exceed seems a no-brainer. What price
doesn't work anymore. If some- stop spewing carbon into the air $50 billion. Imagine the costs if, is too high to protect one of the
thing looks, walks and quacks tomorrow or anytime soon. The a few years from now, the next great financial and cultural
like a duck, it's a duck. Espe- global economy runs on carbon once-in-a-century super-storm centers of the world? Climate
cially if the waterfowl in ques- and changing this reality will slams into downtown Miami or change is a national challenge.
tion is floating through your liv- take many years and a few tech- turns Houston into one gigantic Ignoring it is not a solution. Pre-
ing room. nological breakthroughs. Even if bayou. tending it isn't happening will
For decades now, research- the U.S. joins Europe in taking The coastlines are the most not make it stop.
ers have been telling us that one climate change seriously and densely populated parts of the Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
of the effects of climate change trying to do something about it, country, with about half of all Prize-winning newspaper col-
would be to make the weather China is now the world's larg- Americans living within 50 miles umnist and the former assistant
more volatile and violent. Well, est carbon emitter and keeps of the sea, according to the Cen- managing editor of The Washing-
hper we arp And here we will re- adding coal-fired power plants sus Bureau. About three of ev- ton Post.


be our own best friends Budget woes await presidential winner

There's nothing worse than listening to someone
white, even with the best intentions, talk about
the best way to educate "them" the "them" being
Black people. We overheard one such conversation recently
that was being held among a group of City Year students on
their way to work with kids at Miami Northwestern Senior
High. The speaker, a white male with blond hair and blue
eyes, spoke confidently about the need to use more "simple
language" in the classroom and on exams so that the "kids
would learn more applicable language."
If a Black man could blush and turn beet red, it sure hap-
pened after hearing the young man's preposterous utter-
ance. Is this the help we are getting in our urban classrooms
- volunteer educators, barely out of college themselves,
who actually believe that Black kids can only learn simple
concepts? In higher education they call it 'dummying down.'
But from our vantage we call it stereotypical prejudice.
As we continue to search for more productive ways to de-
crease crime among our young adults and to increase the
number of Black youth graduating from high school and
either going to college or some trade school, we need to be
on one accord. Put in simple terms, Blacks need to stand
up and start being best friends to one another. More to the
point, we need to stop looking to whites to make our lives
more manageable, more meaningful, more livable, more eq-
One of the Bible's most profound phrases says simply,
"You have not because you ask not." Unfortunately, given
this nation's history, we often invite those with more priv-
ilege to come into our neighborhoods and our schools to
share their top-down wisdom. They stay for a moment so
they can feel good about themselves. Then they retreat to
their summer homes or their lily-white gated communities.
Where are the educated, upwardly-mobile, God-fearing
Blacks who have been granted so much opportunity? That's
who we need to inspire, to encourage and to enlighten those
Blacks who have had a much harder road to tow. We don't
need white big brothers. We just need to stand up and start
becoming best friends to those who want to succeed but
lack the tools. Yes, we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers.


For 89 years

Black families

have welcomed us

into their homes so

we can share their

good news with


No matter who wins the No-
vember 6 election, he will have
a mess on his hands. The Bud-
get Control Act of 2011 will cut
$109 billion from the federal
budget in 2013 unless Con-
gress is able to figure out how
to either reduce the deficit or
cut another deal. The cuts will
range from 7 to 9 percent, and
they'll hit everything Pell
Grants, housing, employment
services and defense.
Already, some government
contractors are cutting back in
anticipation of what is called
sequestration and some poli-
ticians are saying that our
national defense will be "hal-
lowed" by the process. While
Mitt Romney talks about get-
ting more ships for the Navy,
the fact is that all of us will
have to do with less if Con-
gress cannot see its way out of
this mess.
The deficit reduction seques-
ter a result of the failure to
enact legislation that reduces

- -

the budget deficit by at least
$1.2 trillion over the next 10
years is scheduled to begin
in January. It will affect all
non-exempt federal programs,
with equal savings coming
from defense spending and
from non-defense spending,
according to the House Budget
Congress pushed itself
into sequestration in 2011
when our nation's credit rat-
ing slipped because our lead-
ers failed to pass a budget. In
a showdown with President
Obama, Congress stepped all
the way out on the cliff that we
are now poised to fall off. Rath-
er than making reasoned deci-
sions about cuts, the notion of
something automatic was sup-
posed to scare everyone into
sanity. The last year, however,
has reminded us that few who
make public policy are sane.
Most economists are clear that
cutting spending during a re-
cession or its weak recovery

makes no sense. Deficit not-
withstanding, taking money
out of the economy is a pre-
scription for disaster. We have
only just climbed out of a re-
cession, but recovery is not as-
sured. We face the possibility
of a double dip recession by
withdrawing money from the
One of the biggest challenges
in avoiding the sequester is the
fact that the Congress that will
convene to attempt to make
a deal in a lame-duck Con-
gress. Some will lose their jobs
as of January, but they still
have the opportunity to pass
laws between November and
January. They have nothing to
lose by continuing their obdu-
racy and they have few incen-
tives to compromise some-
thing they haven't done before.
Republicans don't want to
raise taxes, especially on the
wealthy, which is one way to
avoid the sequestration trap.
Democrats don't want to cut

vital social program- That
simplifies matters just a bit,
but the bottom line is we get
more money either by increas-
ing taxes or cutting programs.
That leaves the wealthy, but
they are the sacred cows of the
Republican Party. Cutting so-
cial programs hurts those who
have already been hurt.
One of the things we know
about sequestration is that it
will cost jobs, both in the fed-
eral government and in com-
panies that contract with the
federal government. Our ex-
tremely weak recovery, which
leaves us with an official un-
employment rate slightly less
than 8 percent, cannot sustain
more job losses. What happens
after November 6? Whether
Obama or Romney wins, hard
choices will have to be made.
Julianne Malveaux is a
Washington, D.C.-based econo-
mist and writer. She is presi-
dent emerita of Bennett College
for Women in Greensboro, N.C.


Powell's endorsement of Obama makes sense

There is abundant evidence
that this will be a close con-
test between President Barack
Obama and former Massachu-
setts Gov. Mitt Romney. Of
course, the election is not really
about race, religion or about a
random celebrity or publicity
quotient. This election is actual-
ly about the future of the nation
politically and economically as
well as the global leadership of
the U.S. for the next four years.
For many people who have al-
ready voted early or who planned
to go out to the polls in record
numbers on Tuesday, the cam-
paign endorsements by various
public officials did have a signifi-
cant impact.
Even though former Secretary
of State General Colin L. Powell
explicitly stated the public policy
issues and leadership qualities
of Obama as the reasons for his
endorsing the re-election of the
President, one of Romney's most

senior campaign officials, former
New Hampshire Governor John
Sununu, asserted that Powell's
endorsement of Obama was
based on race.
Sununu's racially-motivated
slur to attack General Powell for
having the political courage as
a Republican statesman to en-
dorse Obama was not just some
random rhetorical misstate-
ment. Sununu knew exactly was
he was doing a few days before
the election. Sununu deliber-
ately interjected the issue of race
into the presidential campaign
hoping to make a "backward"
political gain to assist Romney's
ambition to defeat Obama.
It is important to state for the
record that Powell not only made
the right move, but also he did it
with admirable courage and bril-
liant statesmanship. As the for-
mer chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and former Secretary of
State who has served Presidents

Ronald Reagan, George H.W.
Bush, Bill Clinton and George W.
Bush, Powell is an iconic, retired
four-star general, veteran leader
and seasoned visionary admired
by millions of Americans. Thus,
Powell's endorsement was im-
portant, timely and very signifi-
cant. The fact that he is also a
moderate Republican is note-
worthy and could have helped
other Republicans and indepen-
dents see the value of reelecting
the President.
In the aftermath of Sununu's
charge that Powell endorsed
Obama because both are Black,
the general's former chief of
staff, retired Col. Lawrence Wilk-
erson, candidly stated that the
Republican Party is "full of rac-
ists." Wilkerson went on to ex-
plain, "And the real reason a
considerable portion of my party
wants Obama out of the White
House has nothing to with the
content of his character, nothing

to with his competence as com-
mander in chief and president
and everything to do with the
color of his skin. And that's de-
We are proud of General Colin
Powell. We are proud of Presi-
dent Barack Obama. It is not
about race it is about leader-
ship and accomplishment. Let
no one make you think that this
election is not important and vi-
tal to all Americans. This obvi-
ously also transcends partisan
politics. Both Democrats and
Republicans should be voting to
reelect Obama. The old planta-
tion tricks, divisive mischief and
vile rhetoric of the past will not
suffice in diverting our attention
and responsibilities from press-
ing "forward" in 2012. We, there-
fore, are resolute in our expres-
sions of recognition and tribute
to General Powell's courage on
the battlefield for freedom, jus-
tice and equality.


lcr c .u


~~------0 ---- -~-- --~- ^_ _- ,-- .






Republicans need different song in 2012


t: 1a

This will probably be the last
presidential election in which
Republicans can afford to ignore
issues of paramount importance
to Blacks and Latinos and expect
to have a remote chance of win-
ning the White House. Obama v.
Romney is the political equiva-
lent of Brown v. Board of Edu-
cation. A separate and unequal
approach to national politics is
in its final days.
The U.S. is becoming increas-
ingly diverse. The numbers tell
the story. People of color, about
one-third of the population, are
expected to become a majority
of the population in 2042 and
54 percent of the population by
2050, according to the Census
Bureau. Latinos are expected to
make up the largest share of that
growth, tripling from one-in-six
residents to one-in-three.
Meanwhile, Blacks and Asians
are expected to grow at a rate of
60 percent by 2050. The Black'
share of the U.S. population will
increase from 14 percent to 15
percent and Asians are project-
ed to grow from 5 percent to 9

percent. By contrast, the non-
Hispanic white segment will fall
from 66 percent of the popula-
tion to 46 percent. As the coun-
try grows increasingly diverse,
the Republican Party has made
a narrow appeal to whites and is
viewed as hostile to the interests
of Blacks and Latinos.
At a time when the GOP could
have expanded its appeal among
voters, it has chased out white

setts and former Secretary of
Treasury William Coleman were
Black Republicans who never
turned their back on Blacks or
the civil rights movement. Now,
Black moderates such as Colin
Powell are shunned. Today's
GOP embraces the likes of Su-
preme Court Justice Clarence,
Thomas and Florida Rep. Allen
Given the GOP's sharp turn to

The Black share of the U.S. population will increase from
14 percent to 15 percent and Asians are projected to
grow from 5 percent to 9 percent. By contrast, the non-
Hispanic white segment will fall from 66 percent of the population

to 46 percent.

moderates in the mold of former
Connecticut Sen. Lowell Weicker
and former New York City Mayor
John Lindsay and is now cap-
tive of the ultra-conservative
Tea Party wing of the Party. That
is also true for race-sensitive
Black Republicans. Former As-
sistant Secretary of Labor Ar-
thur Fletcher, former Senator
Edward Brooke of Massachu-

the far right it is so extreme
that former Florida Governor
Charlie Crist said even Ronald
Reagan would not be welcome in
the Republican Party today it
is not surprising that Romney's
strongest support is among
white men.
According to a recent ABC
News poll, Romney has a 65-32
percent lead over Obama among

white men. That gapi '=TM
as large as John McCain's 57-
41 percent margin over Obama
among white men in the 2008
exit poll.
Both Obama and Bill Clinton
were elected with a minority of
the white vote. In addition to de-
nouncing Obama's handling of
the economy, Romney went after
Obama on food stamps. Given
the state of the economy, Obama
said it is only natural that more
people would need to rely on
food stamps. But like Reagan did
while campaigning for president,
Romney has injected welfare
into the debate. Of course, talk
about welfare and food stamps
is a subtle and supposedly re-
spectable way to make an appeal
based on race. Whether it works
or not, Republicans will have to
find a different song in 2016.
George E. Curry, former editor-
in-chief of Emerge magazine, is
editor-in-chief of the National
Newspaper Publishers Associa-
tion News Service (NNPA) and
editorial director of Heart & Soul


Black LGBT
A recent Gallup survey, the
largest of its kind, found that
people of color are more likely to
identify themselves as lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender
[LGBT]. In fact, the poll showed
that 4.6 percent of Blacks iden-
tify as LGBT along with 4 percent
of Latinos and 4.3 percent of
Asian-Americans. Only 3.2 per-
cent of white Americans say they
are LGBT.
The National Black Justice
Coalition [NBJC], the nation's
leading Black LGBT civil rights
organization, has been at the
forefront advocating on behalf
of Black LGBT people and their
families. The findings in the sur-
vey reiterate that Black LGBT
people are Black, too, and LGBT
people are not only Black, but
predominantly so. The data tells
us the truth that we see daily in
our lives, families, churches and
communities a narrative quite
different from the ones we wit-

ness in the media and in the po-
litical arena.
While it is easy to get lost in the
rhetoric that pits "Black" against
"gay" or depicts the LGBT com-
munity as wealthy white gay
men, failing to recognize that our
Black families are comprised of
Black LGBT parents, siblings,
children, co-workers and friends

no longer in
to show that these groups are
fighting a losing battle.
According to the report LGBT
Families of Color: Facts at a
Glance, when compared with
white same-sex couples, Black
same-sex couples are more like-
ly to parent children and earn
a lower annual income. Addi-
tionally, the 2000 U.S. Census

The proof is in the pudding. Black LGBT people are here
and they're here to stay. However, nothing is more im-
portant for full equality than being out, particularly if
you're Black and gay.

is a failure to recognize the full
Black narrative and our collec-
tive power. Radical right wing
groups have been working over-
time to "divide and conquer"
the Black vote during this criti-
cal election year, attempting to
make marriage equality a "wedge
issue." But research continues

reported that there are almost
85,000 Black same-sex couples
in the U.S. (Blacks make up 13
percent of the U.S. population,
while Black same-sex house-
holds are 14 percent of all same-
sex households in the U.S.).
The proof is in the pudding.
Black LGBT people are here and

visible |
they're here to stai Hoovever.
nothing is more important for
full equality than being out, par-
ticularly if you're Black and gay.
We have the data, now it's time
to have the dialogue. The Black
LGBT community needs to be
visible, be proud, and live their
lives authentically and un-
apologetically. It is up to Black
America to start the often hard-
to-have conversations within our
homes, churches, schools and
workplaces. There's a proud and
out family of tens of thousands
of Black LGBT people and allies
ready and waiting to welcome
our Black LGBT brothers and
sisters home.
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks serves
as the executive director and CEO
of the National Black Justice Co-
alition (NBJC), which is a national
civil rights organization, dedi-
cated to empowering Black LGBT
people. Their mission is to eradi-
cate racism and homophobia.

Are Black businesses profiting from Leers to E tor

the rise of affordable housing? .. .

Substitute Teacher, Liberty City

"Yeah, I
think with the
housing proj-
ects being in
Black areas,
those who live t
there c could ,
walk to lo-
cal business-
es, like bar-
bershops, grocery stores and
phone companies. With gas the
way it is, people would rather
walk than drive anyway."

Business Owner, Overtown

"No they
don't. Black
people in the
area don't
have jobs.
They need
some sort of
stimulus, so
they could
have a dis-
posable income to profit those

Disabled, Brownsville

"I would say
yes; it would
be the Black
businesses in
the area that
are profiting
from those
living in the
housing proj-

Minister, Miami Shores

"I don't really think so. I don't
think we get
as many con-
tracts as other
When it comes .-'
to us they lift
the bar higher
and give us a ? '
hard time." --

Student, Hialeah

"Not at the level they should
be. We need -~ 7 --
more Black -
businesses at .
the bargaining .7
table instead i W
of at the scrap .

Retired, North Miami

"I don't be-
lieve so. Per-
haps the
are profit-
ing but Black1
aren't getting their fair share of
the work."

Lowermg standards only hurts B s

Diane Ravitch, historian of
education and educational
analyst, argues that the pres-
ence of poverty and segrega-
tion are more of a predictor of
school achievement than stan-
dardized/high stakes testing. I
believe this analysis is correct
and consistent with what is
occurring in the so-called ur-
ban cores throughout Florida
in terms of educational out-
comes. While the FCAT was im-
plemented to address the issue

of proficiency is reading and
math, it employed a "one size
fits all" approach that created
chaos in the classrooms. Re-
cently, the FL Dept. of Educa-
tion adopted the most embar-
rassing policy in decades with
achievement standards based
on race and ethnicity. The pow-
ers that be reviewed the data
and concluded what many of
us, who care about that status
of education in the inner city
know as a fact Black stu-

dents have been and continues
to trail behind others in the
most critical areas in educa-
tion. We hear of increases in
graduation rates and we con-
clude without any substantive
evidence that a student who
graduates is synonymous with
a student who is educated. As
.a result of a faulty diagnosis
and the prescription of more
high stakes testing, the col-
lateral damage to tens of thou-
sands of Black students has

been immense. The Black com-
munity is at a critical stage
given this recent decision. If
Black students do not receive
a genuine education with the
necessary rigor and instruc-
tion they will undoubtedly be
consigned to two postures in
life, with their hands behind
their backs handcuffed or with
their hands out begging.

Dr. Robert Malone

Blacks to blame if we get nothing from school bond

Your article [Will Blacks get
their fair share of the $1.2B
bond?" was very well written
but missed the most important
point concerning the Black
community. If the schools are
built with gold and the teach-
ers all came from Harvard,
the point still remains that
Black parents cannot afford

to send their children on to
higher education. The school
system spends only 4 cents
with each Black family to ev-
ery $1.29 for other families.
The Superintendent is aware
that to help distribution to
the Black population, a Black
business program must be
enforced meaning a dispar-

ity study must be performed.
They have known this for
more than four years and it
will take two years to perform
and enforce the program. Now
the Superintendent wants to
spend $1.2B with only one
percent going to the Black
community. As long as we do
not demand our fair share the

conditions in our community
will never change. As long
as we allow the dollars to be
spent with other families, it is
not the Superintendent's fault
- the blame belongs to the
Black community.

Samuel Lee Gilmore, Jr.

New flawed policy of State Board bodes badly for all

The strategic plan recently
adopted by the State Board of
Education incorporates the
flawed policy of using race to
set student achievement goals
in the critical areas of reading
and math. This policy is unac-
ceptable and cannot stand. Un-
der the plan, the State will work
to have 88 percent of white stu-
dents reading at or above grade
level by 2017-18. The goal for
Hispanic students will be 81
percent while for Blacks the
goal is only 74 percent by 2017-

18. The goals for students per-
forming at or above grade level
in math are equally disheart-
ening. For white students the
goal is 86 percent; for Hispanic
students the goal is 80 percent
and for Black students the goal
is 74 percent. Contrary to the
State's plan, schools should be
encouraged to raise the reading
and math proficiency of all stu-
dents- regardless of race or
economic status. By lowering
the expectations for minority
students, the State strips away

the urgency of increasing per-
formance levels for all children.
With lowered expectations, ul-
timately every child suffers.
Furthermore, by adopting
separate goals for various ra-
cial categories, the Board of
Education is tacitly endors-
ing the repugnant and refuted
racial stereotype of Black and
Hispanic students as less in-
telligent than children of other
races. State leaders should al-
locate resources effectively to
deplete the learning gap that

exists among various groups.
Unfortunately, the State's plan
accepts the existing learning
gaps and reinforces the status
quo. The Board of Education
should revisit its strategic plan
and reject any goals or objec-
tives that hold students to dif-
ferent standards based on the
color of their skin. Given an
equal opportunity, all students
can achieve.

Jean Monestime
M-DC Commissioner, District 2

a C,~

-I --1_- I.- ...111. Tllbl-b1 ..-. .l.. --


sI I I* ues a n
a* 1* S



J . T'







Winners announced at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa

By Sierra Express Media

The big winners in the fourth
annual Africa Fashion Awards
were announced at a glitter-
ing ceremony at Melrose Arch,
Johannesburg last week, con-
cluding over 20 shows in the
inaugural Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week Africa.
Highly-acclaimed Nigerian
designer, Ituen Basi, won the
Designer of the Year: Africa
award while Ghanaian-born,
American-based designer, Mimi
Plange was announced Design-
er of the Year: International. As
part of the prize, both designers
will feature in the international
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks
in 2013 showing Africa at its
fashionable best to the rest of
the world.
Mozambique designer, Ta-
ibo Bacar, who was recently
crowned "Best Designer" at Mo-
zambique Fashion Week, won
the Emerging Designer of the
Year: Africa award while Cote
DIvoire-born and Paris-based,
Laurence Airline won Emerging
Designer of the Year: Interna-
The Accessories Designer
of the Year award went to the
inventive designer, Doreen
Mashika from Zanzibar and
South African Thula Sindi was
crowned the SA Tourism De-
signer of the Year.
The dazzling closing event of
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Africa 2012 included perfor-
mances by renowned singers
Lira, Lindiwe Suttle, Naima
McLean, Nandi,,Chiano Sky, Mi
Casa and Rutendo Denise and
Theresa Muteta.
The prestigious Africa Fash-
ion Awards acknowledges de-
sign talent from the continent
and African diaspora. Nomina-
tion criteria for designers and
industry influencers included
the notion that their work rep-

Paris holds

first 'Black


A Senegalese-born French
fashion designer realized a
long-held ambition when she
staged the first 'Black Fashion
Week' in Paris aimed at bringing
African talent to a global audi-
Adama Ndiaye launched the
event to showcase the best the
continent has to offer but dis-
missed criticism that it exclud-
ed others who were not Black.
"'Why not a White Fashion
Week?' some have asked. But
Paris Fashion Week is already
white!" said Ndiaye, who is be-
hind the show's Adama Paris
label and has organised Sen-
egal's Dakar Fashion Week for
the past decade.
"We wanted to simply promote
beyond African borders design-
ers who are well-known in Af-
rica or in their country but who
don't have access to the global
market," she said, explaining
that in Africa fashion was not
yet seen as an industry in its
own right.
Even when designers put to-
gether collections, they were
often unable to sell them, she
said, adding that fashion week
was not just an opportunity for
"For the models, the majority
of them Black, it's also an occa-
sion to get on the catwalk since
most of the shows look for more
expensive white models -- some
of whom dropped out of 'Black
Fashion Week' to do better-pay-
ing gigs," she said.
Ndiaye, who held a Black
Fashion Week in Prague last
year and will take the show
to Montreal in November and
Brazil's Salvador de Bahia next
March, said the fashion was not
only intended for Black people.
"These designs are not made
by Blacks for Blacks," she said.
Ultra-feminine styles show-
cased came in a variety of cuts
with elements such as puff
sleeves and backless dresses.
Fabrics ranged from silk and

satin to embroidered cotton.
Around 15 Black designers
from Africa or living in France,
Haiti or the United States, pre-
sented their collections at the
chic Pavillon Cambon Capu-
cines in Paris.

resents a strong emergence of
a global African signature along
with measuring the potential
global reach of their brand.
"The Africa Fashion Awards
rewards African fashion excel-
lence using global industry cri-
teria and recognizes the excep-
tional talent of African industry
members world-wide," says
African Fashion International
(AFI) Executive Chairperson Dr

Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
"The awards focuses not only
on African and diaspora de-
signers showing at Mercedes-
Benz Fashion Week Africa, but
also acknowledges those mak-
ing outstanding contributions
to the industry in general."
After a ten-month journey in
the AFI Fastrack mentorship
program, the AFI Young De-
signer of the Year award went

to Capetonian Kim Gush.
Fashion-forward icons were
also acknowledged with the
Male Style Icon of the Year be-
ing awarded to Khaya Dludla
and the Female Style Icon of
the Year to Ethiophian mod-
el, designer and actress, Liya
Kebede. The Model of the Year
award went to South African
supermodel, Candice Swane-

Acknowledging the world's
most-wanted behind-the-
scenes creative stylists, Cape
Town based make-up artist-
to-the-stars, Lesley Whitby,
won the award for Outstand-
ing Contribution to Make-up
Direction and the Outstanding
Contribution to Hair Direction
award went to the globally re-
nowned celebrity stylist, Kevin
Epstein who is also based in

Cape Town.
The esteemed Jackie Burger,
Editor of Elle magazine, South
Africa, was awarded the Out-
standing Contribution to Afri-
can Fashion accolade, which
recognizes meaningful change
to the industry and the support
and nurturing of developing lo-
cal talent from the continent.
This award was shared with
photographer Simon Deiner.

rII I AS NOTED. "Our lowest prices" refers to Macy's winter season 11/1/12-1/31/13. Prices may be lowered as part of a clearance. *Intermediate price reductions may
BLOG IN have been taken.
OPEN A MACY'S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS, UP TO $100, WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. Macy's credit card is available subject to credit approval; new account
savings valid the day your account is opened and the next day; excludes services, selected licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants, gourmet food & wine. The new account savings are limited to
a total of $100; appcation must qualify for immediate approval to receive extra savings; employees not eligible.

6A T E M I T


Who scared? You scared? Check in then!

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

If I'm not mistaken, I be-
lieve it was the rapper Bone
Crusher who repeatedly
chanted the words "I ain't
never scared." Those lyrics
remind me of some prisoners,
including myself, who wear
fearlessness like a badge of
honor. The song could cer-
tainly match well with some
of the squabbles that I've had
the opportunity to witness
and take part in over the
years. It could also be played
as a soundtrack to a docu-
mentary film based on prison
life, revealing the reverse side
of what those convicts who
don't scare easily look like.
What we would see on the
big screen is a small group of
frightened inmates begging to
be checked in, pleading their
fluttering hearts out for pro-
tective management status.

In most cases, the
administration at ev-
ery institution across
the state of Florida
must grant PM status
to those inmates who
request for it when it
appear as though they
may have a legitimate HA
reason to fear for their own
safety. But just being afraid
of other prisoners or staff
members alone is not a valid
reason for placement into PM
status there must be some
kind of evidence of a previ-
ous incident documented in
DOC records or other records
outside of the department of
he or she is placed into open
population with whomever
they are seeking protection
Protective management
status is usually granted to
those prisoners who have had
violent confrontations with

other inmates, known
informants who may
be subjected to seri-
ous reprisals, ex-cops
and correctional of-
ficers, prominent fig-
ures and inmates con-
victed in high-profile
ALL cases, such as those
involving multiple counts of
child sex abuse. When it has
been decided at a hearing
by a team of administrators
that protection is indeed war-
ranted, inmates are either
"special reviewed" with these
persons they are in fear of;
which is basically a red-flag
system implemented in the
inmates file alerting the clas-
sification department to the
fact that those individuals
can not be on the same com-
pound together or they will
receive permanent protective
management status which
would require for them to be

segregated for general popu-
lation and housed only with
other inmates who have re-
ceived PPM status is deemed
inexplicable or it has been de-
termined that the prisoner is
merely trying to manipulate
the system in order to receive
a transfer to another camp,
the request is simply denied.
Of course, a denial of PM
status may not have much
affect on a half-sick prison-
er because, to him it would
only mean that his plan has
failed. But for an inmate who
is truly in fear for his life, a
denial could seal his fate:it
would force him back into an
environment where predators
become the prey and bul-
lies with nicknames like "So
Bad", "Renegade" and "Mad
Dog" liken to a pack of hun-
gry wolves eagerly waiting for
fresh meat to be tossed into
their kennel.

Men bet on pee wee football

games, exploited young

By Linda Trischitta, Erika
Pesantes and Wayne K.

should have been the most in-
nocent of activities: a youth
football league that showcased
the region's budding athletic
talent and nurtured college
and NFL hopefuls.
But some leaders of the
South Florida Youth Football
League exploited the young
players' talent and gambled on
games, law enforcement said
last Tuesday. The winnings
that investigators say were il-
legally obtained totaled more
than $100,000, according to
an arrest warrant.
Prosecutors said their
1-8-month investigation began

Delray Beach, was coach and
president of the Fort Lau-
derdale Hurricanes. He was
Charged with bookmaking and
keeping a house for gambling.
Bivins was accused of being
the leader of the gambling or-
ganization, court documents
said, and given a $100,000
Darron Bostic, 29, coach
of the Deerfield Beach Packer-
Rattlers, charged with book-
making and given a $15,000
Darren Jerome Brown, 41,
Fort Lauderdale. A Fort Lau-
derdale Hurricanes coach, he is
charged with bookmaking and
keeping a house for gambling.
He was given a $100,000 bond.
LaTaurus Tarmayne Fort,
35, Northwest Broward Raiders

opposing team.
Bostic's lawyer told Pratt that
he had.no access to his client
for several hours and called
Bostic's arrest "a big show."
"This man isn't part of a bet-
ting ring or anything like that,"
attorney Frank Chapman said.
"We're going to come in here
and jack up a high bond and
show him off to ESPN, let ESPN
take pictures of my client hand-
cuffed to a chair in a parking
lot for four hours?" he said. "So
I'm a little upset, and I think
the bond is ridiculous."
A father told the court that
Bostic, who BSO said has no
criminal convictions, trained
his teen son and defended the
coach as "an amazing young
man. I've just seen him demon-
strate all the right things."


League. "But there are a lot of
good coaches who give back to
their communities and teach
kids discipline, structure, how
to win and lose, and how to
The AYFLs' nearly 4,000 play-
ers are from 16 cities in Bro-
ward and Palm Beach County.
He says member cities have
different ways to check out the
up to 42 volunteer coaches who
serve each municipality.
"We've never had a problem'
with gambling. But you have
to do the background check to
promote a safe atmosphere," Si-
nel said. He said a coach was let
go last May after failing a check.
"With this latest news, we will
look at getting a consistent, uni-
form way to screen coaches."

Ex-cop serial killer finally scheduled for execution
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the death warrant for Vietnam vet and admit-
ted neo-Nazi, Manuel "Manny" Pardo, Jr. The former cop admitted to killing
nine drug dealers and, witnesses during a four-month span in 1986, saying
they were "scum of the earth." Though initially arrested in May 1986 for the
slayings of 40-year-old Ramon Alvero and his girlfriend 37-year-old Daisy RI-
card, a police search of Pardo's Hialeah apartment revealed a calendar where
he dated his killings and other evidence implicating him and a fellow officer
in seven other Miami-area homicides earlier that year. Pardo is scheduled to
be put to death by lethal injection December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Florida State
Prison near Raiford.

Single suspect in stabbing of four men on Halloween
Four men were stabbed during Halloween festivities at CocoWalk in Coco-
nut Grove when an argument broke out around Grand Avenue, according to
Miami Police. The fight broke out around 3 a.m. after Halloween as partiers
were leaving the area. Someone then pulled out a knife and stabbed the four
men, Anevri Moreira, 21, is currently in police custody for the crime, and is
charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder.The victims were
all transported to Ryder Trauma Center, three in critical condition. One man
went into cardiac arrest en route to the hospital and was resuscitated.

Man wanted for the killing of rapper Bizzle
An arrest warrant for Craig Mitchell has been issued in the murder of lo-
cal Miami rapper Bizzle, who was shot and killed Oct. 15. Mitchell, 39, is 5
feet 6 inches tall with short black hair, a beard and moustache. Police, who
declined to specify the relationship between the two men, consider Mitchell to
be armed and dangerous. Bizzle, real name Robert Labranche, was 37 when
he was murdered at a Liberty City car wash after an argument prompting
police to struggle to contain a large crowd of mourners who showed up to the
scene. Labranche's two young children were inside his car at the time, but did
not witness the incident.

Four Ft. Lauderdale firefighters arrested for forgery
Four Fort Lauderdale firefighters; Freddie Batista, Michael Reimer, Steve
Loleski, Gregory Jones and Joseph Perri were arrested on multiple charges
of misconduct, forgery, and theft The investigation into the five firefighters
began when a routine audit by the Florida Department of Health turned up
a "fraudulent document," according to a release from the Fort Lauderdale
Police Department. Batista faces the most charges, with five counts of forgery
and five counts of official misconduct. The other four are being charged with
one count of uttering a forged document, one count of grand theft, and one
count of official misconduct.

Eight of the nine men held as part of the South Florida Youth Football

after a May 2011 ESPN re-
port about gambling at games
where players were aged 5 to
Investigators said bets were
taken at a Lauderhill barber
shop, and two coaches are
accused of betting on point
spreads before kids' games.
The nine arrestees' common
bond was their roles as youth
football coaches and assis-
The Broward Sheriffs Office
conducted "Operation Dirty
Play" with Fort Lauderdale and
Lauderhill police, the Palm
Beach County Sheriffs Office
and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Fort Lauderdale police began
surveillance in 2011 to end
the betting and drinking, drug
use and fighting that a police
spokesman said was happen-
ing at pee wee games at the
Illegal bets were made on pro
sporting events at Red Carpet
Kutz barber shop in Lauderhill,
BSO said.
The shop did not offer shaves
or trims, and instead served as
a front for gambling stations
behind dark tinted windows,
according to the agency.
Those who went before Bro-
ward County Court Judge Lin-
da Pratt on Tuesday were:
Brandon Bivins, 36, of

coach, charged with bookmak-
ing and given a $25,000 bond.
Vincent Gernard Gray, 42,
Lauderdale Lakes. A Fort Lau-
derdale Hurricanes coach, was
arrested Tuesday and charged
with bookmaking and keeping
a gambling house. His bond
was $100,000 and he did not
appear in court.
Brandon Marlon Lewis, 25,
Pompano Beach. A member
of the Fort Lauderdale Hur-
ricanes, he was charged with
bookmaking and keeping a
house for gambling. He was
given a $100,000 bond.
Brad D. Parker, 37, Fort
Lauderdale. Affiliated with Fort
Lauderdale Hurricanes and
charged with bookmaking. He
was given a $50,000 bond, but
ordered held without bond for
violating probation.
Dave Constantine Small,
41, Lauderhill Lions coach,
charged with bookmaking and
given a $15,000 bond.
Willie Tindal, 36, North-
west Broward Raiders coach,
charged with bookmaking and
given a $25,000 bond.
According to one of the ar-
rest warrants, amounts wa-
gered in advance of the little
league football Super Bowl
meant more than $100,000 to
the winner, and coaches would
actively place bets against an

League betting investiga-

At least four of the accused
- Bivins, Brown, Parker and
Gray had criminal records,
the arrest warrant states. Con-
victions include drug offenses
and grand theft.
Lewis does not have a crimi-
nal record and the judge waived
a requirement that he prove his
bond money comes from un-
tainted sources.
Earlier this month, in an in-
cident not connected to this
week's arrests, Dion Robinson,
43, an assistant youth football
coach, was charged with bat-
tery after allegedly assaulting a
referee during a game at West
Park's McTyre Park. He previ-
ously served time for robbery,
state records show.
South Florida Youth Football's
president, Mike Spivey, did not
return calls or email seeking
comment. The league's website
says coaches who gamble, re-
cruit kids or pay them to play or
hit other players will be banned
for life.
The league is one of. a half-
dozen in South Florida that or-
ganize thousands of kids from
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach counties into football
"It's disappointing anytime we
have role models that get ar-
rested," said Ross Sinel, presi-
dent of American Youth Football




Come learn about the
Florida Department of Transportation's
District Six Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan

Miami-Dade County

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Florida Department of Transportation District
Six Auditorium
1000 NW I11 th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

RSVP by November 12:

Virtual Public Hearing
Can't attend? The public hearing will also be ORK
available online at the same date and time *,
listed above. URO

Log-on at:

Your opinion is important to us.
FDOT project managers will be on hand to hear your
thoughts and answer your questions. Florida's Turnpike
Enterprise and Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX)
project information will also be available.

These public hearings are being held in accordance
with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes and to offer
the public an opportunity to comment on all projects
for the highway systems and public transportation
within Florida Department of Transportation District
Six's Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan. District
Six comprises Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
The Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan covers
the period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018. Send
written comments (by mail or email) to Maribel
Lena, District Public Information Officer, 1000 N.W.
111 Avenue, Room 6134, Miami, Florida 33172,
telephone 305-470-5349 or email (Maribel.Lena@
dot.state.fl.us) by December 10, 2012. The comments
will also be incorporated into the public document.
All interested persons are invited to attend and

be heard. The proposed improvements have been
developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Public participation is solicited without regard
to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion,
disability or family status. Persons who require
special accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act or persons who require translation
services (free of charge) should contact Nicholas
Danu, P.E., by telephone at 305-470-5298 or in
writing at 1000 N.W. 111 Avenue, Room 6111-A,
Miami, Florida 33172 at least seven days prior to
the meeting. The Tentative Five-Year Transportation
Plan can be viewed at: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/





Remains of unearthed Blacks

to finally get a place of rest

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@ miamitimesonline.com

The Lemon City Cem-
etery Community Corpora-
tion [LCCCC] and the African
American Committee of Dade
Heritage Trust is making final
preparations for a special re-
internment service of human
bones that were discovered
at an abandoned cemetery by
construction workers in 2009.
Now, after a community ef-
fort led in part by Dr. Enid C.
Pinkney, board of directors
chairperson, LCCCC, the bones
will be given their final resting
place on Friday, Nov. 16 at a 10
a.m. service at the Lemon City
Cemetery [485 NW 71st Street].
An historical marker will be un-
veiled and speeches will be giv-
en on behalf of those who had
long been forgotten primarily
Bahamians that made up some
of Miami's earliest pioneers.
"In 2009, when the bones
were first discovered, the City of
Miami didn't even know it had
been a cemetery," Pinkney said.
"They didn't have a record of it.
Later we found out that it had
been a cemetery from 1854 un-

til the 1930s."
Later research revealed that
Pinkney's own grandfather,
John Clark, had been bur-
ied there. In fact, by the time
long-forgotten records were re-
viewed, it was determine that
523 people had been buried at
the cemetery.
"Archaeologists were inter-
ested in the artifacts [that were
unearthed] like rings, etc., for
museums but they said no
to the bones," she added. "We
wanted the bones in the ground
out of respect to the dead. They
were people who came to Miami
with a machete and cleaned up
the. land. They worked hard to
make Miami what it is today. In
1854 this was nothing but land
filled with palmetto bushes.
What happened to them was an
injustice but with this intern-
ment they will finally have their
time of peace."
During the internment ser-
vice, Rhoda Jackson, consul
general Bahamas consulate
will be one of several featured
speakers, along with Miami-
Dade County Commissioner
Audrey Edmonson and Adriana
.Nelson of Biscayne Housing

S-Reuler,,G l Cohen Magen
A pedestrian surveys fallen trees on top of parked cars in
Queens, New York, on October 30.

Police: Burglaries

Sup after storm

-Miami Times/File photo
HONORING THE ANCESTORS: Dr. Enid Pinkney stands at
historical marker.

Group. The Rev. Errol Harvey
will conduct the committal ser-
vice. The City of Miami has do-
nated an historical marker; oth-
er sponsors include Physician

Access Urgent Care Group and
the Historic Hampton House.
For information call 305-638-
5800. The service is free and
open to the public.

Opa-locka city commission race

sparks limited interest dur:

By Gregory W. Wright

As residents in Opa-
Locka prepared to vote
for two open city com-
mission sets, a recent
debate intended to help
people make up their
minds yielded few re-
sults. In fact, in the
eight-man race for the
two open commission
seats, the two incum- RILI
bents [Gail Miller and
Rose Tydus] did not show up to
defend, nor boast of work they
had done while in office.
A small audience of about 25
residents were able to hear the
four hopeful candidates give
their views and ideas for a better
But the four challengers were
an interesting mix of two former
Opa-Locka mayors, John Riley
and Joseph Kelley, as well as
one former commissioner Ter-

ing debate

rance Pender each with their vices, job creation and
own past problems and political using the City's strate- .
____ baggage. gic location to air and
The lone newcomer expressways to entice
to the commission race businesses to relocate|
was Luis Santiago, a to the area.
local car salesman. However, Defede was
The moderator for the unwilling to sit by and
debate was Miami New. let the three returning
Times reporter -challengers KELLEY
Jim Defede. ignore the is-
According I sue of their past arrests Althou
EY to Emounte and criminal charges cal resi
Banks, in- which led to their re- thony S

terim vice president for j' moval from the cc
the Opa-Locka Cham- i -- .- mission and
ber of Commerce, the ..'N the suspect
purpose of the debate rSiZ,- *- reputation of
forum was to "intro- MILLER the city's be-
duce the newly-formed leaguered po-
chamber," and hopefully gain lice department.
membership and support from "Businesses must
the Opa-Locka business com- have trust in the city,"
munity. Defede said.
Each of the four candidates He asked the candi-
gave their views on matters dates, "Given that the
ranging from improving city ser- City is only 4.5 square

om- Opa-Loc


miles, would it be bet-
ter to let County police
take over?"
Each candidate said
no and gave their sup-
port of Opa-locka Police
Chief Cheryl Cason.
John Riley admitted,
"There is trust issue
between our City and
our businesses."
igh participation by lo-
dents was sparse, An-
Sanders, a resident of
ka, said that he came
out to see, "What's go-
ing on in my commu-
Sanders added that
the reason for the low
voter turnout could
have been because the
meeting was not well
"Someone called
and told me aboutthe
meeting," he said.

By Joseph Goldstein

On the night that Hurricane Sandy hit New York, burglars
broke into Kixclusive, a shoe store on the Lower East Side
where rare pairs of basketball shoes are priced as high as
$1.400. The proprietor told the police that 30 pairs of sneak-
ers were stolen, saying the shoes were worth $30,000 in all,
according to the police.
The storefront, on Mulberry Street, was quickly boarded
up with pl-wvood. Then on Wednesday, an alert police officer,
Charles Hofstetter, spied four men moving aside the plywood
and entering the store.
All four were arrested on charges of burglary.
Across the city. there have been reports of looting since the
storm hit. leading to a 7 percent rise in burglary complaints
from Monday through Thursday. compared with the same
period last year. Over all, reported crime is down, although
some police officials cauuon that a full accounting is not yet
In Queens, 15 people v\ere charged with burglary and oth-
er crimes in Far Rockaway, according to the Queens district
attorney's office. The affected businesses include liquor and
clothing stores and a Radio Shack. In Jamaica, Queens, twin
brothers were charged \\ith using a stolen U-Haul truck to
try to ram through the gate of a motorcycle shop on Tues-
day. Also in Queens. a man was charged with brandishing a
handgun as he pulled his car ahead of another motorist who
was waiting in line at a gas station. "If you don't pull back,
you're not getting gas tonight," the man, Sean M. Bailey, is
accused of saying.
In Coney Island on Tuesday, nine people were arrested in
connection with looting, including a woman who was ac-
cused of breaking into a Citibank, though she apparently
left empty-handed, the police said. Others were accused of
breaking into a dollar store.
"They tamed it real quick," a police commander said Tues-
day about the looting that day. "But it could get ugly to-
night," the commander warned, speaking on condition of
anonymity. That evening, the police commissioner, Ray-
mond W. Kelly, visited Cone', Island to examine how the po-
lice were deployed there, a Police Department spokesman,
Paul J. Browne, said.
But more than 24 hours later, just after midnight on
Thursday morning, 18 people were arrested in a burglary of
a Key Food on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island.

Homeless street vendors sue Pembroke Pines Violent crimes

By Heather Carney

suit filed last Wednesday by the
Homeless Voice against Pem-
broke Pines could be the first
of many lawsuits against cities
who ban soliciting on streets.
The lawsuit claims that Pem-
broke Pines' ordinance, which
bans soliciting on roadways, is
unconstitutional and restricts
First Amendment rights. Holly-
wood, Miramar, Cooper City and
Boca Raton all passed similar
bans, but Pines is the first to be
sued by the Homeless Voice.
"If we weren't needed, I could
[understand] an uproar," said
Homeless Voice founder Sean
Cononie. "But when you abso-
lutely need us, it's pathetic."
The Homeless Voice said the
bans could shut down the or-
ganization, which provides food
and shelter for those that county
shelters won't accept. Cononie
said the shelter has already lost
$15,000 to $20,000 since Pines
banned the vendors in Septem-

City Attorney Sam Goren and
Assistant City Attorney Jacob
G. Horowitz did not respond
to phone messages or emails
Wednesday. But the city says the
ordinance protects the safety of
vendors and the residents. The
ordinance is not aimed at just
the Homeless Voice but at all
street vendors, who were step-
ping off the medians and into
the roadways, blocking traffic
and making it difficult for people
to drive.
As a result, the city prohibited
soliciting for donations or selling

F I-

newspapers on major roadways
including Pines Boulevard, Pem-
broke Road and Flamingo Road.
"So many cities have had the
same life, health and safety
concerns," said Pines Commis-
sioner Angelo Castillo. "None of
these folks pay attention to the
safety requirements. The police
department couldn't enforce it

Cononie said Pines could be
the start of many lawsuits. He
plans to go after Cooper City and
Boca Raton or file a class ac-
tion lawsuit involving many cit-
ies. Cononie said a similar ban
passed by Boca Raton a year
ago has cost the organization
$150,000. None of these num-
bers could be verified because
the shelter is a private organiza-
tion and doesn't have to provide
financial information.
It's unfair, he said, that the
cities drop off homeless people
at the shelter yet refuse to allow
the organization to solicit within
their boundaries. Many home-
less shelters, such as the Bro-

ward Outreach Centers, drop
off the homeless at Cononie's
shelter when others are over-
"If the cities had brains, they'd
realized it's something that im-
pacts them," he said. "When we
take the homeless from their

-ar .
.... ...... . ,, .

city, we beautify the city."
John David, the attorney rep-
resenting the homeless organi-
zation, said the ban is restrict-
ing freedom of speech. He said
the newspapers the homeless
distribute educate communities
about the homeless population.


For 89 years

Black families

have welcomed us

into their homes so

we can share their

good news with

others i

drop overall in

U.S. border cities

By Kevin Johnson and Alan Gomez

Violent crime continued to fall in the largest U.S. cities
along the Southwest border last year even as neighboring
Mexican crime groups clashed for control of the illegal drug
and human smuggling trades
Ten of the 13 largest cities in Texas. Arizona and California
closest to the Mexico border recorded reductions in overall
violent crime, according to the latest FBI's Uniform Crime Re-
port. Eleven of the 13 also sav reductions in property crime,
including burglary and car theft.
While the largest of the border cities San Diego and El
Paso also reported declines, murders in each city jumped
in 2011. Yet city officials cauuoned that the rise in homicides
could not be attributed to a spdlover in violence from Mexico.
El Paso recorded 16 murders in 2011, up from just five in
2010. the fewest since 1964- This year, the number is up to
23 killings But police Sgt. Chris Mears says the larger num-
bers are within range of the average for the past 20 years.
"None of these homicides are in any way spillover violence
from Mexico," Mears says, adding that a number of the homi-
cides have involved child abuse resulting in death.
San Diego County Sheriff Cmdr David Myers says the
rise in murder there from 29 in 2010 to 38 in 2011 -was
largely attributed to a "furrv" of domestic-related disputes.
None of the deaths were linked to Mexican violence, though
Myers says the cartels remain active in the region.
El Paso's proximity to one of the most violent cities in Mex-
ico and world, Cludad Juarez. prompted widespread fear last
year that Mexican violence which claimed 3,400 lives in
Juarez alone in 2010 was washing into U.S. border cities.
But a 2011 USA TODAY analysis of crime data reported by
1,600 law enforcement agencies in four border states found
that violent crime rates on the U.S. side of the southwestern
border have been falling for years.
The analysis concluded that U S. cities near the border are
statistically safer, on average, than others in their states. The
new FBI numbers follow. that same pattern.
Police Chief David Bejarano ol Chula Vista, Cahf., says the
entire Southern California region is seeing a similar trend.

_ I_ ~ ~~




First Black Olympic decathlon

winner in

Milt Campbell, who became
the first African-American to
win the Olympic decathlon
in 1956 and went on to play
professional football and be-
come a motivational speaker,
has died after a battle with
prostate cancer, his family
said last Saturday. He was
Linda Rusch, Campbell's
partner of 13 years, said he
died Friday at his home in
Gainesville, about 55 miles
northwest of Atlanta. She
said he had been fighting
prostate cancer for a decade
but "in the last month it fi-
nally got him."
"He was extremely disci-
plined," Rusch told The As-
sociated Press. "He had huge
passion. For you to win the
gold you have to be so self-
motivated and so self-disci-
plined. And you have to have
a very strong mind."
"He literally had to train
himself to have this incred-
ible mind, to be such a posi-
tive thinker," she added.
"He carried that way of life
throughout his whole entire
A native of Plainfield, N.J.,
Campbell was a rising high
school senior when he won
the silver medal in the de-
cathlon at the. 1952 Olym-
pics in Helsinki, finishing
second to Bob Mathias. The
Americans swept the decath-
lon that year. Four years
later, Campbell won gold at
the Olympic Games in Mel-
bourne, Australia.
"World record holder Rafer
Johnson was hampered by
injury, but even in full health
he probably couldn't have
beaten Milt Campbell in Mel-
bourne," according to The
Complete Book of the Sum-
mer Olympics by David Wal-
Campbell had hoped to
qualify for the Olympic team
as a hurdler, but he finished
fourth during tryouts.
"I was stunned," Campbell
said in the book. "But then
God seemed to reach into my
heart and tell me he didn't
want me to compete in the
hurdles, but in the decathlon."
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound
Campbell, who attended In-
diana University, was draft-
ed in 1957 by the Cleveland
Browns, where he played one

1956, dies at 78

v" a
"^ *n

I .~a~tr~ lBL~ . ,, .,. _.... --. ..- ,- -.. m.

-AP Photo/File) Close

This July 26, 1952 file photo shows Milt Campbell, center, of Plainfield, N.J. getting set to clear the final hurdle to make him the
winner in the fifth heat of the 110-meter hurdles event in the Olympic decathlon at Helsinki, Finland. Campbell, who became the first
Black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, died Friday
Nov. 2, 2012 after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.

In this April 1983 file photograph,
Milt Campbell, winner of the 1956
Olympic decathlon gold medal is

season in the same backfield
as Jim Brown. Campbell then
played for various teams in
the Canadian Football League
until his football career in
Campbell was inducted into
the National Track and Field
Hall of Fame in 1999 and was
honored this year by the In-
ternational Swimming Hall of
Fame. In 2000, the New Jer-
sey Sportswriters Association
named Campbell its New Jer-
sey Athlete of the Century.
In June, he was inducted
into the New Jersey Hall of
Fame along with nine others,
including actor Michael Doug-
las, author Joyce Carol Oates
and the late New York Giants
owner Wellington Mara.

Linda Rusch said Campbell
dreamed of being a great ath-
lete as a young boy competing
with his older brother, Tom.
"He actually would look at
the ceiling and say 'I am going
to be the world's greatest ath-
lete' every day," she said. "He
needed to beat his brother."
Rusch said Campbell be-
came a motivational speak-
er, and maintained a posi-
tive outlook despite the loss
of a son to cancer and as he
himself fought the disease.
In addition to Rusch, he is
survived, by three grown chil-
"Someone would say, 'How
are you feeling?' He'd say,
'Great,'" Rusch said. "He
was such a fighter. And with

this cancer, he tried to fight
it until the end. For his wife.
For his family. And for his
"Rusch said Campbell was
a whirlwind of activity play-
ing tennis as well as riding
bikes, horses and motorcy-
cles until cancer treatment
began slowing him down. She
said the past year was a spe-
cial one, with him being hon-
ored by the New Jersey and
the International Swimming
halls as well as being invited
to attend the Olympic trials
in Oregon.
"People called and said, "We
need you out here,'" she said.
"He didn't get the recognition
in the '50s. He got it all this
year and he died."

"Lost Voices" records Black history

By Nancy Royden
Georgetown Ne s-Graphic

(AP) Instead of allowing
them to fade into obscurity,
Shirl Marks is recording Afri-
can-American stories which
she says can help people dis-
cover their family history.
The Kentucky Oral History
Commission has awarded 10
grants for oral history projects
across the commonwealth,
and Marks is working to
ensure history is recorded,
in some case, before it is too
She has been interviewing
people so they may connect
the pieces of Scott County's
African-American history, her-
itage and culture and to pre-.
serve the life experiences and
stories passed down through
generations of families and
friends, Chelsea Compton of
the Kentucky Historical Soci-
ety said.
The grant is a non-cash

award, and it is for the use of
professional recording equip-
ment, training and guidance,
Compton said.
Accounts will include expe-
riences attending a Rosenwald
School; descendants of the
Great Migration to Nicode-
mus, Kan.; the social life of
Afncan-Amencan hamlets
and spiritual life in the hamlet
churches. Compton said.
'We thought it would be
great to interview them; to
see what their typical school
day was like, just the experi-
ence of being in a Rosenwald
school," Marks said.
The Rosenwald schools,
founded by philanthropist
and Sears, Roebuck & Co.
partner Julius Rosenwald,
were located throughout the
South in the early portion of
the 1900s, and Scott County
had six of them. One is in the
northeastern portion of Scott
County in Sadieville, Marks
"Most were 1-room schools.

Some had gyms. There may
have been a rear coat room,"
Marks said.
The Stamping Ground
resident said she is interested
in eventually going to Fisk
University in Nashville, Tenn.
to search for more history of
the Rosenwald schools and
any information about Scott
Several people who attended
Rosenwald schools went on to
live extraordinary lives, and

even the ordinary events are
vital to record. Marks said.
"I want to know what hap-
pened to those who attended
Rosenwald schools, what
great things they achieved,"
she said.
Marks is president of Stone-
town Haven Inc., and she
and others have worked to
renovate and preserve the old
Marks family home in Stamp-
ing Ground so it can be used
for educational purposes.
On Sept. 9, a Kentucky His-
torical Society highway mark-
er was placed at Stonetown,
an African-American hamlet
where the Stonetown Haven
house is located. Marks said
the Stonetown Hamlet is in
better shape than some other
hamlets in Kentucky.
Sharon Mitchell of Mer-
cer County is working on a
similar project, Marks said,
and the women seek not to
learn only about those who
are still living, but to complete
research to gain more insight,

Marks said.
When Marks read the obitu-
ary of her great, great grand-
mother, she said she was
brought to tears.
"That was the missing link.
That is information that con-
nects people to their past.
That helps us put together :
history," she said.
There are instances where
the descendants of slave
owners in Scott County have
information regarding the
slaves and their families,
but they hesitate to share it.
Marks said doing so can be
extremely important to Afri-
can Americans.
"It stings and that-hurts,"
she said about the feelings
the descendants of slave own-
ers might feel. "We need it
to piece together, who we are
and where we come from. My
goals are to know more about
my family," she said. "It's not
in any ill way. It's to connect
you to your heritage, your


.~L~t :

,- "C

r~ ` 1.
iii~"~ .



L~Za -




Black Cubans still suffering from Hurricane Sandy

Some say assistance given to white

Cubans first, little for Blacks

By Jose Perez

For centuries, Santiago de
Cuba has been a loud and
lively city nestled at the foot
of mountains that meet the
Caribbean Sea. Birthplace of
people like Desi Arnaz, Rita
Marley, and Afro-Cuban mili-
tary genius Antonio Maceo,
Santiago and its residents are
always vibrant. It is because
of this that a walk around the
densely-populated city in the
immediate aftermath of Hur-
ricane Sandy indicated that
something was very wrong.
"Santiago is wrapped in a
deafening silence of despair,"
said Dr. Alberto Jones of the
Caribbean American Chil-
dren's Foundation, who grew
up in nearby Guantanamo
and had been in Cuba visiting
family and friends when the
killer storm hit.
What Jones witnessed in

Santiago was not limited to
Cuba's second city. He de-
scribes what he saw in plac-
es like Songo, La Maya, and
Guantanamo as "horrifying,
devastating, and unbeliev-
able." Describing the dam-
age inflicted on Eastern Cuba
as "massive," Jones added
that "hundreds of roads are
blocked and overflowing rivers
have washed away railroad
tracks and bridges" in the
area. Jones notes that 90 per-
cent of Santiago's residents
are Black Cubans.
Ventura Figueras Lores,
a reporter in Guantanamo,
said that, despite obstacles,
"chlorine and other disin-
fecting products to purify
water for human consump-
tion" are being distributed
for free through the Cuban
government's pharmacy net-
work. Both men point out that
rebuilding efforts are already
underway. Even nontradition-


-- "- at


pick you up."

Sandy's wake in Cuba Oct. 2012

al workers like older adults
and children are involved with
the process, says Jones.
His wife, Sylvia Jones, says
such a proactive approach to
hurricanes is nothing new for

"Cuba has the b
in the Caribbean as
sualties after storr
cerned," she said.
knows where to gc
do. And they don't v
to evacuate they

-Photo by AlbertoJones In light of that, the Joneses
and many others were devas-
tated by the news that 11 peo-
iest record ple in Cuba alone were killed
s far as ca- because of the storm.
is are con- "There are tens of thou-
"Everyone sands of roofless or window-
o, what to less homes, schools, health-
vait for you care facilities, nursing homes,
come and daycares and cultural centers

that were partially or totally
destroyed," Jones added. "It.is
simply heartbreaking."
"Here, despite all of the ad-
versity is a real human hurri-
cane," Figueras said.
He explained that this "hu-
man hurricane" is evident by
"the people along with the au-
thorities rushing into affected
areas with help despite the
scarcity of resources."
But while volunteers have
been going into Eastern Cuba
to aid with the recovery, more
help is clearly needed.
"We are asking every con-
cerned and caring individual
to open their hearts," said
Jones, who has spent more
than 20 years directing hu-
manitarian efforts in Eastern
Cuba from his home in North-
east Florida.
Mrs. Jones says they must
"get the word out," for the need
for help for Black Cubans who
often do not benefit from the
remittances that Cubans in
the U.S. (many of whom are
white) send to their relatives
on the island.

Towns in Sandy's path did Many affected lack

little to prepare for floods

By Thomas Frank and Brad.Heath

Many coastal cities and towns
slammed by Hurricane Sandy
have done little to protect them-
selves from flood damage, ignor-
ing federal incentives even as
they have been flooded repeat-
edly, a USA TODAY analysis of
federal records shows.
More than 100 municipali-
ties in areas that were declared
a federal emergency this week
have received the worst ratings
from Washington under a pro-
gram that rewards communities
for trying to minimize flood dam-
Roughly 1,000 communities
across the U.S. have won dis-
counts of 10 percent or more for
their property owners through
the program.
But in New Jersey, for exam-
ple, coastal communities such
as Sea Bright, Lacey, Barnegat
and Ocean Township get no dis-
counts because they took either
minimal or no flood-prevention
action and received the worst in-
surance rating, federal records
show. Those communities have
more than 6,000 insured prop-
erties worth $1.4 billion, records
show, and they have sustained
major damage over the years.
Property owners in the four
towns have filed 2,500 claims
against FEMA's flood-insurance
program since 1978, receiving
$26 million in payments, the re-
cords show.
Atlantic .City, which was hit
hard by Sandy and is one of
the biggest cities on the Jersey
shore, has the second-lowest in-
surance rating, earning its 8,100
property owners only a 5 percent
The inaction by flood-prone
communities results in extra
costs to taxpayers for disaster
relief to communities and to in-
dividual property owners. It also
can increase premiums for the
5.5 million people with federal
flood insurance.
"This is not a difficult thing to
do," said Larry Larson, senior
policy director for the Associa-
tion of State Floodplain Manag-
ers. The incentive program "is
one of the best things we have."
But local officials shun flood-
prevention because they fear re-
stricting development and don't
want to spend the money. "A
lot of communities aren't doing
it because they say, we have to
do the work and the individuals
are the ones getting the benefit,"
Larson said. "There are a lot of
property owners who don't know
the (incentive) program exists."
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long
said her community's insurance
rating doesn't reflect the bor-
ough's recent flood-mitigation
efforts, but that nothing would
have protected it from Sandy. "It
would be absurd to imply that
any kind of readiness could have
protected us from the surf. The

-AP Photo/Gerry Broome
Large waves generated by HurricaneSandy crash into Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Sat-
urday, Oct. 27 as the storm moves up the east coast.

only thing that could have pro-
tected us would be to physically
move the town," Long said.
Sea Bright, a narrow strip of
beach along the Atlantic, sus-
tained "catastrophic" damage,
Long said. "There are structures
that may not be rebuilt because
of the risk."
Flood-mitigation can reduce
damage even from severe storms
by leaving vulnerable land un-
developed or requiring homes to
be substantially elevated, said
David Conrad, a Maryland flood
consultant formerly with the Na-
tional Wildlife Federation.
Conrad and others have urged
FEMA to increase incentives,

-AP Photo/Charles Sykes
A parking lot full of yellow cabs sits flooded as a result of Hur-
ricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, in Hoboken, New Jersey.

possibly by tying disaster-re-
lief payments to a community's
flood-mitigation efforts.
Coastal Long Beach, N.J., has
one of the best insurance rat-
ings, taking significant steps
that have earned its 7,300 prop-

erty owners a 20 percent dis-
count on their premiums. Parts
of the township shielded by new-
ly replenished sand dunes es-
caped major damage, but other
areas were "devastated," Com-
missioner Joseph Lattanzi said.

coverage for loss

By Alan Zibel and Rob Barry

Only a fraction of homeowners in some parts of the Northeast
who incurred property damage from Sandy have insurance that
covers losses from floods, a Wall Street Journal analysis finds.
Across the region, there are large disparities in the number of
homeowners who have bought coverage under the government's
National Flood Insurance Program, according to the analysis of
data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which
runs the program.
Buying that coverage is crucial because standard homeown-
ers policies don't cover floods. After last year's Hurricane Irene,
many people were shocked to find this out. Now thousands of
people across the Northeast are scrambling to figure out what
is-and isn't-covered by insurance policies.
In Ocean City, Md., a seaside town chock full of beachfront
houses and condominiums, for example, 90 percent of housing
units had coverage as of the end of August.
But in New York City, where the threat of flooding hasn't
been as obvious a threat, only 1 percent of housing units had
the coverage. In Moonachie, N.J., which was devastated by the
storm, only 21 percent were insured, the analysis found. That
is lower than in some other cities in New Jersey-33 percent
in Hoboken, 41 percent in Atlantic City, 47 percent in Seaside
Heights and 66 percent in Cape May.
Cities in Connecticut also have relatively low percentages
of housing covered by the federal flood insurance program: 6
percent in Norwalk, 12 percent in Fairfield and 13 percent in
Despite advertising campaigns by the federal program, many
people aren't aware they need the flood-coverage policies until
it is too late. And since there is a 30-day waiting period for poli-
cies to go into effect, new policies would not retroactively cover
damage from Sandy.
Policies can be purchased from local insurance agents and
are administered by insurance companies but paid for by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The price tag for the flood program, on average, is about $585
per property annually, although the cost can be much higher in
riskier areas.

Automaker's step up

to offer discounts for

replacement cars
By Chris Woodyard

With thousands of cars lost in the wake of the massive
storm, automakers are starting to step up to offer discounts for
In the biggest gesture, and one likely to be repeated by
rivals, Nissan says it is going to offer deep discounts on new
vehicles starting today to Hurricane Sandy victims who lost
Nissan says it will give the same discount that it gives its
own employees on new vehicles. Financing will be discounted
as well.
And its credit arm will give payment relief to current owners.
The discounts will apply only to those living in in federally
designated disaster areas and the offer is good through Jan. 2.
"Nissan is a major player in the Northeast region with more
than 225 dealers in the affected areas and is eager to lend a
hand," said Brian Carolin, a Nissan senior vice president in a
Nissan's finance arm, Nissan Motor Acceptance, is going to
let eligible customers defer payments up to three months.
Nissan on Friday created a subsite on its employee pricing
website to explain the offer to flood victims.
Thousands of vehicles are believed to have been lost when
floodwaters swept through coastal New Jersey and other sec-
tions of the Northeast. And as usual in flooding disasters,
there have been fears that some of those flooded cars could
find their way to used-car sales lots instead of into the jaws of
Nissan isn't alone in hurricane response. Ford is offering a
$500 discount and financing help. General Motors' Chevrolet
division is donating 50 Express cargo vans, Traverse cross-
overs and Tahoe SUVs to the American Red Cross for relief
work in the wake of the storm. And Volkswagen has made a
large cash contribution to the Red Cross.

/ I




The Republicans' last hurrah

Party fails to keep up with new

By DeWayne Wickham

The Republican Party's last
hurrah is fast approaching.
The GOP's coming demise
may not be obvious from the
outcome of this election, but I
think it's all but certain.
I'm not talking about the
Republican Party that was
created in the 1850s by op-
ponents of slavery. That GOP
drew its last breath a long
time ago. It was trampled to
death by the herds of anti-
civil rights Democrats,social
conservatives and money-
grubbers that started swell-
ing the Republican Party's
ranks in the 1960s.
Since then, the core of the
Grand Old Party has consist-
ed mainly of the rearguard of
those who oppose the social

and cultural changes the civil
rights movement ushered in,
and a small band of greedy
plutocrats who seek to profit
from such intolerance. In re-
cent years, this eclectic group
of Republicans has been
joined by the. Tea Partiers, a
collection of small-govern-
ment, anti-tax, no-compro-
mising political activists. The
common strand that laces
through all these groups is
race: Their membership is
nearly all white.
It is this lack of diversity that
is plunging the party toward
extinction. The Census Bureau
has reported that Hispanics,
Blacks, Asians and other mi-
norities now account for 50.4
percent of children born in the
U.S. By the middle of this cen-
tury, minorities are projected

demographics 50.3 percent of the population,
em grand by 2020 the population
shift there will probably make it
to outnumber non-Hispanic a good bet to go Democratic in
whites. But long be- presidential contests.
fore then, this nation's .
changing demograph- WHITES LOSING CLOUT
ics will alter the political With the nation's white
landscape. share of the population
Blacks and Hispan- IA shrinking, and control
ics constitute more than of the GOP firmly in the
one-quarter of the popu- hands of right-wingers
lation in three battle- and their billionaire al-
ground states Florida WICKHAM lies, there's little chance
(39.4 percent), Colorado it can increase its share
(25.2 percent) and North Caro- of the Black and Hispanic vote.
lina (30.6 percent). Soon, the Support from Hispanic vot-
growth of minorities in these ers for Democratic presidential
states will make them more candidates has grown in recent
likely to end up in the Demo- years. The number of Hispanics
cratic column, who say the Democratic Party
Texas, a state with the second care more about Latinos has
largest number of Electoral Col- risen from 45 percent in 2011
lege votes, has been in the Re- to 61 percent this year, the Pew
publican column in every presi- Hispanic Center reported. In
dential election since 1980. But 1940, 42 percent of Blacks were
Hispanics and Blacks are now Republicans, which equaled

the same number who identi-
fied themselves as Democrats
that year. In 2008, 76 percent
of Blacks were Democrats and
just 4 percent said they were
Republicans, according to the
Joint Center for Political and
Economic Studies.
The new trend in American
politics is toward the kind of
racial and ethnic coalitions
that made Harold Washington
Chicago's first Black mayor in
1983, hoisted David Dinkins
into New York's City Hall six
years later and made Barack
Obama this nation's first Black
president in 2008.
Sure, Republicans have had
a lot of success racking up
election victories with little
help from Black and Hispanic
voters, but that's not going to
continue very far into the fu-
Like a dying sun, the GOP's
impending doom is masked

Like a dying sun, the
GOP's impending
doom is masked by
a final burst of
energy that might
keep it competitive
through a couple
more election
cycles. But as
the nation's
change, the
Republican Party
is destined for the
political scrap

by a final burst of energy
that might keep it competitive
through a couple more elec-
tion cycles. But as the nation's
demographics change, the Re-
publican Party is destined for
the political scrap heap in the
not-too-distant future.

South Florida fights back against voter suppression

continued from 1A

of his first actions was to sign a
state law that reduced the number
of early-voting days to eight from
14 and eliminating early voting on
the Sunday before Election Day.

Then on last Sunday morn-
ing, the Miami-Dade Elections
Department, swamped with
lines the previous pight that saw
some voters casting their bal-
lot up until midnight, opened its
Doral headquarters for absentee
voters to hand deliver their bal-
lots. As nearly 200 voters stood
in line, officials then shut their
doors only to open them again
about one hour later. The cause?
Because Miami-Dade Mayor Car-
los Gimenez had never signed off
on additional in-person absentee
voting. He did, however, approve
the four hours of extra voting
when he discovered that around
180 people had remained in line,
determined to make sure their
ballots were accepted. According
to Elections officials, the move to
allow absentee voters to turn in
their ballots came after Deputy
Mayor Alina Hudak at the request
of Elections Supervisor Penelope
Townsley, asked that voters be
allowed to request, fill out and
return absentee ballots in person

-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir
WAITING THEIR TURN:Voters at the Lemon City Library braved lines for up to five hours
in order to cast their ballot last Saturday.

for four hours Sunday afternoon.

But what did those who stood
in line, sometimes as long as five
hours in Miami-Dade County
think about the week of early vot-
ing? We spoke to several voters at
the Lemon City Library [NE 60th

gets another four
Javier Martinez,
48, from E. Portal
said, "These lines
have really tested my
patience. I've already
been waiting close to '.
three hours. But you
have to be patient for
things that matter -
voting matters."
North Miami resi- GAS
dent Lewis Pierre, 33,
said he came to the Lemon City
Library to cast his ballot because
the lines were so long in his own
"We needed more days for early
voting but since this is the last
one [Saturday], you can bet I'm
going to stand in this line until I
get to vote," he said. "But there's
no reason why early voting could
not have been extended to Sun-
day and Monday. I think it was
about discouraging people from
voting when faced with long lines.
We don't care. We're going to
Tyenisha Richards, 20, was


voting for the first
time and was clearly
angry over the wait.
But she said her
mother insisted that
she vote because it "is
my duty."
The entire process
was summed up by
Patrick Gaspard, a
spokesperson for the
Democratic National
Committee who was

in town from Chicago
and observing the goings on at
various voting locations.
"We know that in almost every
state, there were specific efforts
to make voting more difficult and
to discourage registered voters
from going to the polls but it's
important that voters make sure
they exercise their rights," he
said. "Remember that the elec-
tion for Gore-Bush was decided
in Florida by 537 votes. Every
vote does matter. Every voice
should be allowed to be heard
and we should make it easier,
not more difficult for people to
get their ballot cast."

Street and NE 4th Court] and
asked their views.
"I am pleased that the lines are
long because that means that
people want to vote," said Erika
Johnson, 27. "All of my friends
have already voted and I'm here
for as long as it takes because
this election is really important. I
want to make sure the president

Polling machines cause controversy across U.S.

continued from 1A

selecting different names. But "the
top of Romney's button down to
the bottom of the black checkbox
beside Obama's name was all ac-
tive for Romney." A few more taps
and he discovered that the only

way to select Obama was to click
on a small sliver of the screen. All
of the buttons for the other candi-
dates seemed to work fine.
In some minority neighbor-
hoods in Galveston, Texas, poll-
ing places opened late, making it
impossible for people to vote ear-
lier in the day.

And in the heavily Democratic
city of Philadelphia, the Republi-
can Party reported that 75 legally
credentialed voting inspectors
were kicked out of polling places
(local prosecutors are investigat-
ing). But the biggest problems
reported by voters so far? Long

Voters given wrong day for general election

continued from 1A

Polls close at 7 p.m. tonight.
Any ballots turned in after that
time won't count.
Election officials realized the
error and re-recorded a cor-
rected message, which they sent
out to the same voters later in
*the morning. All but 215 poten-

tial voters have received the cor-
rected message, either by listen-
ing to it, or as a voice mail, the
elections office says.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist and
his wife Carole were campaign-
ing for President Barack Obama
in Tampa this morning, when
Mrs. Crist's cell phone showed
a call from Pinellas County.
The robocall said polls would be

open "tomorrow."
"Unbelievable," said the for-
mer governor.
"This Supervisor of Elections
should be fired at the next elec-
tion," Tampa Mayor Bob Buck-
horn posted on his Twitter ac-
count. Clark is on the ballot and
facing re-election. She was not
immediately available for com-

Is Pierre taking N. Miami in right direction?

continued from 1A

second and final two-year term,
has faced what he calls "numer-
ous distractions" including ac-
cusations of campaign finan-
cial misconduct that allegedly
occurred during his 2011 race
and a family member that re-
cently got themselves in hot
water with the law. Both issues
are pending legal adjudication
so he declined official comment
but said he is confident that "of-
ficials will do their job and find
no fault with me or my deci-
In terms of how he leads in
a city that continues to see
greater Haitian-American domi-
nance, he says, "I hope that we
will see less noise made as our
City continues to do better by
all of our residents."
Pierre, along with Johnson

and City Council Member Scott
Galvin, 43, all agree on one
thing that crime has dipped
to lows not seen since the 1980s
and that City services have im-
proved across the board. But
Pierre says that there's still
room a lot of room for im-
"Blacks still face injustice
in North Miami no question
about it," he said. But it's not as
bad as it once was. I think some
folks may be a little jealous of
the job my administration has
done, like privatizing our gar-
bage collection, putting a few
more dollars in families' pock-
ets and the coup we made when
we got a developer for Biscayne
Landing. That put over $17M in
our account. That's some really
awesome reserves."
Johnson says it was right af-
ter Hurricane Hugo in 1989 that
the City began to see significant

change in its racial makeup.
The latest U.S. Census shows
that North Miami has 65,000
residents: 60 percent Black,
one-third of those being of Hai-
tian descent; 16 percent white;
and 20 percent Hispanic.
Galvin notes that it's been
tough on some of the "old-tim-
"I grew up in North Miami and
have been in Miami-Dade Coun-
ty my entire life," said the 13-
year member of the city council.
"Schools were all-white when I
was a student. The people who
stayed welcomed diversity. But
there was a major exodus dur-
ing the 90s. We are still dealing
with the fallout from the change
from majority Anglo to major-
ity Haitian-American. Some of
the old-timers that have stayed
don't like it and that's where we
tend to have some strife. But for
most of us, that's old news."





a~~c~"""r"`~s~-~:a-~- --~tP-~


1 "paA~






Television and film star Kerry Washington was in Broward County last weekend in a last-minute
push for the reelection efforts of President Barack Obama. Washington spoke to voters, children and
signed Obama campaign materials. She is one of a host of celebrities that have been traversing the
U.S. since last summer as spokespersons for Obama.

wi m



j -

;." i

An American classic car

is parked near the U.S

Interests section building

in Havana, Cuba, Friday

Nov. 2.

"The U.S. Interests

Section in Cuba continues

to serve as a general

headquarters for the

subversive policies of

the North American


-Associated Press/Franklin Reyes

U.S. accused of stirring up trouble

By Associated Press

HAVANA Cuba denounced
the American diplomatic mission
on the island on Friday for what
it called subversive activities
designed to undermine the gov-
ernment of Raul Castro, a shot
across the bow just four days be-
fore the U.S. election.
The Foreign Ministry said the
Americans illegally give classes
inside the walls of the U.S. Inter-
ests Section, which Washington
maintains instead of an embas-
sy, and provide Internet service
without permission.
It vowed to defend Cuba's sov-
ereignty "by any legal means" at
its disposal, but gave no details.
U.S. officials have long main-
tained that they are doing nothing
illegal in Cuba and that supporting
free speech, cultural activities and
Internet access is a common prac-
tice at missions around the world.
"We are absolutely guilty of
those charges. The U.S. Interests
Section in Havana does regularly
offer free courses in using the
Internet to Cubans who want to
sign up. We also have computers
available for Cubans to use," State
Department spokeswoman Victo-
ria Nuland told reporters in Wash-
ington. "Obviously this wouldn't


be necessary if the Cuban gov-
ernment didn't restrict access to
the Internet and prevent its own
citizens from getting technology
Cuba accused the diplomatic
mission of more nefarious motives.
"The U.S. Interests Section
in Cuba continues to serve as
a general headquarters for the
subversive policies of the North
American government," reads
the statement, which was pub-
lished in state-media on Friday.
It added that the Section's
aim was "the impossible task of
converting its mercenaries into
a credible internal opposition
Cuba considers all opposition




figures to be stooges paid by
Washington to cause trouble.
The American mission has
long provided Internet to dis-
sidents and run cultural and
language programs, and it was
not clear why Cuba chose now
to criticize the practice. But the
timing could be linked to next
Tuesday's U.S. election.
Republican candidate Mitt
Romney has launched a Span-
ish-language ad in the key
swing state of Florida implying
that President Barack Obama is
supported by the Castros and
leftist Venezuelan leader Hugo
Chavez. The Obama admin-
istration says the ad selff re-
wards Chavez and the Castros


with undeserved attention, and
notes that relations with both
countries have remained chilly
under Obama.
In its denunciation of the U.S.
administration, Cuba charged
that those using the diplomatic
facilities are indoctrinated into
the opposition and trained to
work against Cuba's interests.
It said millions of dollars in
so-called democracy-building
funds went into the effort, evi-
dence, it said, that Washington
was still living in the Cold War.
Cuba and the United States
have been at odds since shortly
after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolu-
tion, which ushered in a Com-
munist government.

Jamaica revives

commission on

slavery reparations

By David Mcfadden
Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP)
Jamaica has revived a repara-
tions commission to research
slavery's social and economic
impact and examine whether
the predominantly Black
Caribbean island should seek
compensation or a formal
apology from Britain to heal
old wounds, officials said last-
The government-formed com-
mission has about 2% years to
receive submissions, evaluate
research and undertake public
consultations in order to make
recommendations for a pos-
sible reparations claim, said
chairwoman Verene A. Shep-
herd, a historian who is direc-
tor of the Institute for Gender
and Development Studies at
Jamaica's University of the
West Indies.
Shepherd said the work of
the reconvened commission
started last Thursday. It is
made up of roughly a dozen
academics, lawyers, Rastafar-
ians and students. A previous
panel formed in 2009 was
disbanded a year later due to
financial constraints.
Jamaica is a former Brit-
ish colony where slavery was
abolished on Aug. 1, 1834.
Although estimates vary,
researchers say tens of mil-
lions of African men, women
and children were enslaved
and shipped to the Caribbean
and the Americas, with mil-
lions dying in holding camps
in Africa or during the trans-
Atlantic voyage.
Historians say their labor
alone made a vast difference
to the economies of the New
and Old World. In Jamaica,
most slaves were forced to
work under brutal conditions
on sugar plantations.

Shepherd said that coming
up with a financial estimate
for reparations is critical to
coming to terms with the
lasting legacy of slavery in
Jamaica and the rest of the
Caribbean, even if a monetary
payout never pans out.
"It's not about saying that
there has to be a financial
settlement. But getting an
estimate of the financial dam-
age of slavery is important
because it gives you an idea
of the magnitude of this crime
against humanity," she said.
A financial estimate will
also give an idea of "what
will be necessary to fix these
countries that have suffered,"
Shepherd said. She said the
legacy of slavery has impaired
Caribbean nations' ability to
advance and compete glob-
Reparation advocates have
previously estimated the dam-
ages "owed" to descendants of
African slaves in the trillions
of U.S. dollars.
Commission member An-
thony Gifford, a prominent
British-Jamaican lawyer,
said he hopes the Jamaican
panel's work will spur a com-
bined reparations effort across
the region. "I would like to see
it approached on a Caribbean-
wide basis," he said.
Last year, Antigua Prime
Minister Baldwin Spencer
called for reparations at the
United Nations.
In 2004, a coalition of
Rastafarian groups in Ja-
maica said European coun-
tries formerly involved in the
slave trade, especially Britain,
should pay 72.5 billion British
pounds to resettle 500,000
Jamaican Rastafarians in Af-
rica. The British government
rejected the claim, saying it
could not be held accountable
for wrongs in past centuries.

S\\ \ I )I I\

12A THE Il'UMI TIMES, lI:r. 1 ;l;E 7-13, 2012


Bl u



S* ss


. ....

f !'
. I



The Miami Times







Recognition and celebration of

veterans may have decreased

By Malika A. Wright
mlii roil'lll'olllhttln ltm m ,.,icl Li-ill
America would never be the land of
the free. if it were not also the home
of the brave. Countless brave veteranss
have risked their lives so that we could
lie freely, and often times their efforts
go unrecognized.
Curtis Latimer, Vietnam veteran -
who served in the Air Force and is also
a military retiree doesn t remember
homecoming parades or survival cel-
ebrations after serving in the \'ietnam
War. He remembers feeling as if he had


to sneak back into the count\. He and
other soldiers. \\ho had watched their
friends and fellow soldiers die, but mi-
raculously made it back to their home
sweet home to onl, feel unwanted.
Nlany were called "crooks" and "murder-
"It was like the\ hated us." Latimer,
"We were veterans too. but the coun-
try turned their backs on us."
It made him once feel ashamed to be a
Vietnam veteran. He said that although
many Americans disagreed with the
Please turn to VETERANS 2B

'i \
I" ^i

..'Y A'~

1' '

Finding happiness

with an unlikely guy
By S. Nicole Brown
Every woman has a list of traits and qualities she would
like in a man. The "Yes" list while penciled in, isn't usually
etched in stone. This is a list which is often compromised.
You find out the cute doctor you've been dating hasn't
spoken to his mother in fifteen years, but he's respectful,
funny, and absolutely adores you, so you date him. There
are myriad of reasons for exceptions to be made on "The
List", and usually, everything ends up being just fine.
And then, there's the "No" list; which is often extensive
and specific, and however arbitrary it may seem, is ratio-
nal to the respective woman who wrote it. She knows what
she can absolutely not deal with, usually based on past
experiences with men who fit in those various "No" catego-
ries. Whether consciously or not, the No List is rarely com-
promised. Once the line is drawn and the offending Do Not
Want is placed on the list, it is usually avoided altogether.
A couple of years ago, my No List was relatively short
and contained about five descriptors which had proven
time and again to be not at all what I wanted in a man.
Which is why I scoffed when a man whom I had known of
Please turn to HAPPINESS 2B

A) Curtis Latimer poses in his air force uniform
B) Curis Latimer poses with other Air Force track team members.
C) Bradley Martin poses with his wife, Quashanda Martin.
D) Curtis Latimer was photographed recently wearing his veteran jacket and hat.
E) Patricia A. Barber poses by a canon at Camp Phoenix where the Bin Laden trained
the Taliban soldiers.

Pastor spreads the word of

God through the community
By Malika A. Wright -
"Come to Kenya or I'm gonna die," a young man said
to Rev. Dr. Gilbert S. Smith, 81, pastor of Apostolic .
Revival Church in Liberty City. This was a vision that
Smith had about 33 years ago, and only three weeks
after the vision he traveled to Kenya to find that man.
He went to different churches searching for him, but
was unsuccessful. Finally he was able to locate the
Please turn to SMITH 2B L


'. "i.
i 3

1 I


~LI, a




Miami Black Catholics celebrate their history, faith


By Malika A. Wright

In celebration of the culturally
rich and historic faith of Black
Catholics, the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Miami's Office of
Black Catholic Ministry kicked
off its celebration of the 22nd
Anniversary of Black Catholic
History Month, with a luncheon
on Nov. 3 and a Black catholic
celebratory mass on Nov. 4.
"It's a time to celebrate the
vibrant history of Blacks in
Catholic Christianity," Katrenia
Reeves-Jackman, a member of
the Office of Black Catholic Min-
istry and member of St Philip
Neri Catholic Church, said. "It's
just like celebrating Black His-
tory Month in February, except
what we're doing here is cel-
ebrating our Christianity, our
Catholic faith and the fact that
we are very proud of our heri-
tage as Black Catholics."
On Nov. 3, three Black Catho-
lics from Miami and Fort Lau-
derdale were awarded the St.
Martin de Porres Award of Ex-
cellence at their 2nd Annual
Luncheon, which was held at


1 --
... .. .



li- .

HONOREES: Honorees pose at the Black Catholic Month Lun-
cheon with Katreina Reeves, director of the Office of Black Cath-
olic Ministry.

SUNDAY MASS: Black Catholic History Month was celebrated
at St. Mary Cathedral on Nov. 4 at Mass. Congregants watch as
alter servers and priests exit the church.

the Newport Beachside Hotel &
Resort. The honorees were Dor-
othy W. Graham, Marguerite V.
Miller and Dr. Wilhelmina G.
King. Ida R. Muorie, JD, CPC
was the guest speaker.
Church members of both his-
torically Black Catholic church-

es in Miami St. Philip Neri
Catholic Church and Holy Re-
deemer Catholic Church com-
muted to St. Mary Cathedral for
the feast of St. Martin de Por-
res. St. Mary is presided by the
Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
According to Reeves-Jack-


man, de Porres was a humbled
man who served the poor and
the needy, and was also known
for his demonstrations of hu-
mility and charity.
"The honorees have the same
ideals, deep faith, commit-
ment and are striving to make
a difference in our community,"
Reeves-Jackman said, compar-
ing the honorees to De Porres.
On July 24, 1990, the Na-
tional Black Clergy Caucus
designated November as Black
Catholic History Month be-
cause there were several signifi-
cant dates for Catholics of Afri-
can decent that fell within the
Nov.1 is All Saints Day when
Catholics review the lives of the
Saints of African descent that
fall within the month. Nov. 2
is All Souls Day, a time to re-
member all those Africans lost
to cruel treatment in the Middle
Passage crossing the Atlantic
Ocean. Nov. 3 is the feast of St.
Martin de Porres, the only saint
of African descent in the West-
ern Hemisphere.
And Nov. 13 is the birth of St.
Augustine of Hippo.

Jesus portrayed as gang member

on rapper's new album cover

By Jeff Schapiro

The cover art for rap artist
Jayceon "Game" Taylor's up-
coming album is stirring up
controversy because it portrays
Jesus Christ as a gang member.
The artwork for the upcom-
ing "Jesus Piece" album shows
a stained-glass image of Jesus
Christ, who is wearing a gaudy
gold chain and a red bandana -
often associated with the Bloods
street gang and has a teardrop
tattoo on his face. The album's
title is written as "Je5us Piece,"
with the number five also be-
ing a symbol of the Bloods, and
there are marijuana leaves on
both sides of Jesus's likeness.
'"I'm calling [my new album]
'Jesus Piece' 'cause last year

in August I got
baptized and so
I've been going to
church, but I still
been kinda doing .
me out here," Game
said in an interview '
with radio person-
ality Jenny Boom
Boom in Septem-
ber. "I still love the
strip club and I still
smoke and drink.
I'm faithful to my TA
family, so I wanted
to make an album where you
could love God and be of God,
but still get it poppin' in your
The cover of the new album
has been greeted with mixed
reviews and heated debate on

both Instagram
and Twitter.
S"This artwork is
4 -. Brilliant!!!" hip
hop artist Busta
Rhymes said via
Twitter on Sun-
day; Twitter user
Miss Elizabeth
describes it as
"blasphemy at its
Adam Holz, se-
NYLOR nior associate
editor for Focus
on the Family's Plugged In en-
tertainment reviews, told The
Christian Post on Monday that
some people might be shocked
by the portrayal of Jesus as a
gangster, but, as a person who
has reviewed dozens of rap

albums in his eight years at
Plugged In, he wasn't surprised
by it.
"Rap artists frequently want
to appropriate Jesus and Chris-
tianity, even if they're sing-
ing and rapping about killing
people, or sexual exploits or
using marijuana," said Holz.
"So it's not surprising to see a
fairly significant rapper doing
exactly that, that he doesn't see
any conflict at all. between the
teachings of Jesus and a rap
lifestyle that is a long ways from
what Jesus taught."
Holz also says Christians
should pray for change in those
artists who say they believe in
Jesus Christ but are accept-
ing of things that go against
Christ's teachings

Pastor balances local and foreign ministries

continued from 1B

man from the vision, after in-
quiring with another local.
While speaking with him,
Smith was told that the young
man was praying those exact
words to God at the same time
he had the vision. On that day,
Smith started working with the
individual and helping out in
Kenya. Rev. Smith helped him
minister to over 1,000 people
and lead 25-30 churches until
the young man tragically died
in a car accident. Consequent-
ly, his associate pastor took
over and kept the work going
as Smith returned home.
The reverend has allowed
God to lead him both as the
pastor of Apostolic Revival
Center for 42 years and also

as the CEO of Apostolic Evan-
gelistic Association; which
has produced more than 180
churches overseas. There are
churches in Nicaragua (13),
Kenya (150), Tanzania (1),
Uganda (1), Guyana (13), Trin-
idad (3) and Grenada (1).
His mission leads him over-
seas about four times a year
to foreign locations where
he stays for about a week.
Smith's ministry has built
churches and water wells and
provided food in Africa. It has
also sponsored motorbikes for
ministers, educated foreign-
ers about healthcare issues,
trained young ministers and of
course spread the word of God.
"We don't change the cul-
ture, we just take the word,"
Ernestine Cowart, a member
and a missionary of Apostolic

Revival Center.
She said their goal is "saving
the lost at any cost."
However, traveling doesn't
stop Smith from successfully
managing the church.
"I'm seldom out of the coun-
try for two Sundays," he said.
In fact, recently, the pas-
tor had returned to his con-
gregation, from Trinidad and
Grenada, right in time for his
42nd pastoral anniversary. At
the celebration, a minister said
that there were angels carry-
ing the pastor every where he
went. Also at the event church
members expressed their
steadfast, gratitude to Rev.
Smith and First Lady Geneva
O. Smith.
But the pastor isn't alone in
his commitment to volunteer-
ing, while at home and pastor-

ing the Apostolic Revival Cen-
ter, he and church members
are all active in the community.
The church has a street minis-
try that goes to Overtown and
to the 'Pork and Beans' every
week to minister to members
of the community. The church
also several impactful services
that target prison inmates, se-
nior citizens and even students
taking the FCAT.
Smith was honored in 2009,
for 50 years of service to the
Liberty City community, with
the renaming of 15th avenue
from 62nd to 71st streets after
"Everybody loves Rev. Smith
because he practices what
he preaches," Yvonne Lewis,
a loyal church member who
nominated Smith for Pastor of
the Week.

Veteran's share holiday significance

continued from 1B

"war, the soldiers didn't have
any choice and were sent to
Vietnam to fight. Even though
Latimer came back to the
country with a head wound
and post traumatic stress dis-
order, he is happy he made it
back to the country with his
life and looks forward to cel-
ebrating Veteran's Day on Nov.
"Freedom is not free," Lat-
imer said.
"Every veteran whether for
one day or if you have retired
in the military, Veterans day is
your day."
Similar to Latimer, other lo-
cal veterans shared that they
also enjoy celebrating Veterans
Day, but don't feel appreciated
by American people who have
not served.
Bradley Martin, 23, fought in

the Afghanistan war from July
2011-Feb. 2012. Martin said
he was proud to serve because
a lot of people don't get the op-
portunity, but "nobody really
seems to care."
"It seems to be pointless to
the civilian community," he
said. "The only people who re-
ally care that you're a vet are
other vets."
Martin is happy to have
made it back home with "all of
[his] body parts" and he said
that being in war has given
him more appreciation for be-
ing home. He will be celebrat-
ing his first Veterans Day as a
veteran this year with his fam-
Patricia A. Barber, who
served as a sergeant in the Af-
ghanistan war, said Veterans
Day means a lot to her. Barber
works in Compensation and
Pensions at the Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital.

"We sacrifice our families to
go out and serve the country,"
she said.
Although Barber feels that
she missed out on some impor-
tant moments with her fam-
ily, while in the military, she
is still very passionate about
being a veteran and informing
other veterans about services
and benefits that are available
to them. She gets the oppor-
tunity to help many veterans
while working at the Veterans
Administration Hospital.
"Who can better help them
than those who were in their
boots," she said.
"We know the pain, that we
went through, the sacrifice
and everything."
Barber said she will spend
Veteran's Day with other veter-
ans. She said she enjoys mak-
ing the most of the discounts
and benefits that are available
to Veterans on that day.

Barber will also celebrate
being a veteran by attending
Congresswoman Fredricka
Wilson's Veteran's Day Salute
and Celebration on Nov. 9 at
11a.m. at the American Legion
Post 29. The Congresswoman
encourages all Veterans who
want to take part in the cel-
ebration to call 305-690-5905.
Wilson said she feels that
Vietnam veterans didn't get the
recognition that they deserve.
She shared a story of a time
when she was a little girl and
Veterans had big homecoming
celebrations after serving, they
were even viewed as heroes to
young children, but she has
noticed the change.
"I feel that Veterans return-
ing home don't get the recogni-
tion they deserve after servic-
ing our country, and we need
to bring back that old-time
spirit," Congresswoman Wil-
son said.

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

B Second Chance Min-
istries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-8495.

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

B Bethany Seventh
Day Adventist Church will
host a bereavement sharing
group at 3p.m. every 2nd

M The Baptist Minister's
Wives and Widows Coun-
cil of Greater Miami will
celebrate its 47th Anniver-
sary on Nov. 5 at 7:30p.m.

Call 305-345-8800.

a Greater Bethel A.M.E.
Church will hold The Beta
Beta Lambda Chapter of Al-
pha Phi Alpha 75th Anniver-
sary Memorial Service on
Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.

I The South Florida
Youth Alliance will host a
youth event on Nov. 10 at
7p.m. Call 786-444-9818.

Way Fairing Church of
God in Christ will host its
pastor's appreciation on Nov.
23 at 7:30p.m. and Nov. 25
at 8p.m. Call 786-315-7600.

United Nations Inter-
cessors will host a prayer
conference on Dec. 7 from
7:30p.m.-10p.m. and Dec.
8 from 10a.m.-2p.m. Call

Pastor's book gives women hope
Over the past few years, sev- tain rules of engagement during
eral major media outlets have their search for "Mr. Right."
featured news stories about the "Too many women are trapped
crisis in Black marriage. One of by tradition," says Acree. "They
the most staggering statistics think that making the first
those stories revealed is that a move implies that you are des-
whopping 42 percent of Black operate or less of a lady and that
women have never been mar- is simply not true," he adds. In
ried. the book, Acree goes on to give
So why are Black women hav- vivid examples of female icons
ing such a difficult time finding from the bible that went after
a mate and why does this prob- the men they wanted and got
lem seem to be as bad or worse them.
among women in the church? There are also some old school
"For the unmarried Christian traditions however, that Acree
woman, much of the problem says women would be wise to
has to do with what they've been adhere to if they want to find a
taught in the church," says lasting love.
Pastor Ira J. Acree the author "Resist the urge to give up the
of In Pursuit of Mr. Right. Acree 'goodies' too quickly because
heads St. John Bible Church easy women rarely get chosen
on Chicago's westside and has by 'kings'," Acree quips.
counseled hundreds of couples In Pursuit of Mr. Right com-
and singles over the years, bines biblical wisdom with re-
Acree adds that much of the al-world wit and honesty. "The
Bible has been mis-interpreted goal is to help today's women
when it comes to whether wom- stop making common yet mas-
en should even engage in the sive mistakes that keep them
act of pursuing a man. He also from finding, marrying and
says women must uphold cer- keeping their 'Mr. Right'."

Compromising for love

continued from 1B

through various online social
networks, started showing in-
terest in me. He proudly had
not one but two of the things on
my short list of No's, and I had
already decided to tune out any
flirtation before it even had a
chance to develop into anything
However, when I was in his
city on business and he re-
quested to go to dinner while
I was in town, I went against
my list and agreed. Then I fell
asleep in my hotel while he
waited downstairs in the freez-
ing cold. Despite him having
undesired qualities, he seemed
to be a nice guy, he not only

told me "no worries" about fall-
ing asleep, but talked to me for
the rest of the night and into the
morning. Maybe he deserved a
chance after all.
A year and a half later, I am
still amazed at how we came to
be. Happening upon a happy
and fulfilling relationship with
someone who I was so strongly
against dating made me real-
ize that sometimes, taking a
look at your "No" list is just
what you need. Maybe he's ex-
actly your height and you love
to wear heels. Maybe he hit a
few rough patches in life and
is playing catch up. Love, in
all its complications, cannot be
placed into a box. I've realized
that was the best decision I've
made thus far.



New study tells

Waiting to claim Social Security s

means bigger payout down the road g

By Donna Gehrke-White

Almost half of Floridians ex-
pect to start collecting Social
Security checks .at the earliest
they can at age 62 and
may endanger a comfortable
retirement, according to a new
In contrast, only 30 percent
of other Americans surveyed

said they plan to go on Social
Security at 62, reported the
Naples-based BMO Retirement
Institute in a national report.
The institute, which was
formed four years ago to de-
velop retirement strategies,
recommended Floridians work
longer -- or if retiring early to
save enough money to live on
that before collecting Social





boomers to delay reti
security checks. Indeed, the BMO Retirement ger checks.
But some Floridians want to Institute study found that al- A boomer waiting to tap into
on Social Security early to most three-quarters of Florid- Social Security even beyond
sure they'll have their ben- ians are concerned about the full retirement age could take
its as promised before the future viability of Social Secu- home even more at age 70
vernment makes changes, rity. more than $2,600 a month
.id Matt Saneholtz, a finan- What people should consider instead of relying on about
al planner in Plantation and if how long they think they will $1,500 if collecting Social Se-
esident of the Financial live, Saneholtz recommended. curity age 62, said Mike Dyer,
manning Association of Great- Of course, no one knows for managing director for BMO
Fort Lauderdale. "The idea sure, he said, but someone will Private Bank in West Palm
to take what you have while parents who lived into their Beach.
is still there," he said. 90s, for example, might want Waiting just eight years could
'That is a very hot topic," to delay their Social Security mean more than $1,000 extra
Lneholtz added. checks so they will be get big- a month from the government,

Dyer said.
It's especially important for a
boomer if married: A surviving
spouse would have the larger
check if the primary breadwin-
ner passes away, said Dyer
who is planning to wait until
age 70 to collect his Social Se-
curity check.
Waiting for the bigger check
also means that retirees will
have more money to pay for
medical care and other ex-
penses that may not be antici-
pated, he added.

Eid ul-Adha: Muslim reflections on the story of Abraham

By Imam Khalid Latif
Joshua Stanton

Nov. 2, 1.5 billion Muslims
celebrated Eid ul-Adha, a holi-
day on the Islamic calendar
that remembers the prophet
Abraham, his willingness to
sacrifice his son, and his son's
willingness to be sacrificed,
through the sacrifice of a goat,
cow, sheep or camel, the meat
of which is distributed amongst
those in need. The Hajj reenacts
events carried out by the proph-
et Abraham, his wife Hagar and
their son Ishmael as they dis-
play their unwavering faith and
trust in the Divine.
In the sacrifice of Abraham's
son, there remains ambiguity
within the narrative that leads
to debate amongst early schol-
ars of Islam about which son
Abraham says is going to be
sacrificed, Isaac or Ismael. Al-
though most would consider
the Islamic narrative to focus
on Ismael, opinions did exist
amongst Quranic exegetes that
stated it could have been Isaac.
The intentional narrative am-
biguity in the Quran enables

West Nile

virus deaths

up 19 percent

By Elizabeth Weise

The number of reported
deaths in this year's West Nile
virus outbreak rose 19 percent
last week to 219 nationwide,
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention says.
The overall number of cases
was up four percent to 4,725.
A complete report of cases
and deaths may not be available
until "well into next year," says
Marc Fischer, a medical epi-
demiologist who studies West
Nile virus at CDC's Fort Collins,
Colo., laboratory. "It takes a lot
of time for them to trickle from
the local doctor to the local hos-
pital to the state health depart-
ment to the CDC."
Almost 70 percent of the cas-
es have been in eight states:
Texas, California, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Illinois, South Da-
kota, Michigan and Oklahoma.
More than one-third were in
This year is the second worst
on record for West Nile, the CDC
says. It's still possible 2012
could top 2003, the nation's
worst year since the virus was
found here in 1999, in terms
of deaths. In 2003, there were
9,862 cases with 264 deaths.
West Nile virus tests were first
commercially available in 2003,
"so some states, in particular
in the West, tested a lot of pa-
tients, so there's a dispropor-
tion number" of reported cases
that year, Fischer says.
This year the peak of the
disease appears to have hit
at the end of August, he says.
Now that the weather is turn-
ing colder, mosquito activity is
waning and the number of in-
fections has almost stopped.
Most people infected with
West Nile virus will not have
any signs of illness, but 20 per-
cent will experience mild symp-
toms such as fever, headache,
body aches and, in some cases,
a skin rash on the trunk of the
body and swollen lymph glands.
People older than 50 and
those with compromised im-
mune systems are most at risk.
About one in 150 people will get
more severe symptoms: head-
ache, high fever, neck stiffness,
stupor, disorientation, coma,
tremors, convulsions, muscle
weakness and paralysis.

the story of Abraham and his
son to transcend the particular
and impact the lives of readers
centuries later and in myriad
countries around the world. Be-

cause of the ambiguity, Abra-
ham's faith can be remembered
as one's own, rather than that
of another with which one
can empathize at a distance.

Did the entire episode take
place in the context of a dream?
Is it simply an etiological tale
about the ban on child sacri-
fice? How passive or active was

Isaac in the story? Did he even
consent to being sacrificed -
prior to Divine intervention to
spare him?
It is in the gaps between nar-

rative details that our own cog-
nition of events grows. Con-
sciously or otherwise, we relate
the narratives of Abraham and
his son to our own experiences.

When It's Time For eica


1 i '

^^ \

,. .

^- A ^St^-^ i
-w /.-7 ,^M~i^..
?S~~y-l;Bi-. 'a^'

gift ca

jHin Thousands
Of Your Neighbors Who
Are Already Enrclsed With Us.

3 rzlraz w"WU 71"' .. ; I it.'
rd Join us at one of these free seminars to learn more, and receive

e a free $10 Winn-Dixie gift card. Call to reserve your space.

Miami Marlins Ballpark VIP Press Room
Monday, November 12 & 19 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Entrance located on NW 14th Avenue & NW 7th Street
Free parking in the 3rd Base Parking Garage

Calder Casino and Race Course VIP Lounge

Jackson Health Plans' Medicare for Life plan covers Tuesday, November 13 & 20 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
nearly all your healthcare costs with: 21001 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

No copayments for doctor visits Magic City Casino VIP Room
No co-insurance Wednesday, November 14 & 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
No deductibles, and 450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125

No additional premium if you already have Havana Harry's Restaurant 2nd Floor
Medicare Part B Thursday, November 8 & 15 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
9525 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176
Plus, you can choose from more than 2,000 doctors,
including those affiliated with Jackson Health System You can also visit us at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson
and ranked among the nation's best. North Medical Center and Jackson South Community
Hospital, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BVI lk sor Call us for more information:

J- Toll-free (877) 547-2279 TTY relay (800) 955-8770
ifuf I ea l/.. 1J:$.,IS 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week www.jmhhp.com

A licensed sales representative '.v'll be piesenrt .;ith nfc.rmatiorn and applications For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales
meetings pleas- call toll-free (771 j47-2279 ITTr' TDD 10 955-8770, 7 la, s a .'.e.el'. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. Jackson Health Plans is a
medicarere A .:.artag-e orJganration ,.'.ith a medicarere contract V,.hich is renev.wed anrinui1aly. Availability beyond the end of the current contract year
is lot gjiuaranteed r'o:u mLst Lbe eligible for Mledicare Part A ad- r- enrolled in Part B arnd continue to pay the Medicare premium. Limitations and
copa mertsM ma appi, Jackson Health Plans cannot require out-of t-r.t.i-1rk, r prcI.,'ers to accept our members. Only Medicare eligible participants
..'ill rece ie the $10 'iri'nn-D[3e gift card. Winn-Di.ie gift cards are a3..alable .'.hile supplies last and cannot be exchanged for cash. Appearance
of $10 .flt card ma-,. ar,.
H4155 4002 2011 ENrI0022 File Use 0.13 25 2012



.. IIT


Alternative therapy for heart

disease has experts concerned

Results are in dispute after study

finds a small benefit with chelation

By Liz Szabo

A heart disease study pre-
sented Sunday is being called
a $32 million waste of time -
and even a danger to public
health by some of the coun-
try's leading health experts.
The taxpayer-funded study
tested whether a controversial
alternative therapy, called che-
lation, could reduce heart at-
tacks and other cardiovascular
problems in people who had al-
ready survived a heart attack.
Chelation therapy, which can
remove metals from the blood,
is a risky procedure approved
to treat rare, life-threatening

cases of heavy metal poisoning.
Tens of thousands of patients
a year undergo the procedure
"off-label," however, paying
around $5,000 out-of-pocket,
based on the claims of doctors
who say it can cure everything
from Alzheimer's to autism.
In a presentation Sunday,
doctors said the trial found a
small overall benefit to chela-
tion, mainly because it pre-
vented heart problems in peo-
ple with diabetes.
Elliott Antman, chair of the
American Heart Association's
Scientific Sessions program
committee, praised NIH for do-
ing the study.

Cardiologist Steven Nissen
says he's concerned the study
will encourage more patients
to get off-label chelation.

"Kudos for funding a trial
that says, 'OK, if people are lin-
ing up to have this done, let's
let it undergo rigorous clinical
trials,'" Antman said in an in-
terview before the results were
Cardiologist Steven Nissen
of the Cleveland Clinic, one of
the USA's most respected heart
experts, says he's concerned
the study will encourage more
patients to get off-label chela-
tion instead of taking proven
medications or making lifestyle
changes that clearly have been
shown to reduce heart disease.
"This study has the poten-
tial to be extremely danger-
ous," Nissen says. Chelation
"should not be administered to
any patients for the indication
Please turn to HEART 8B

Hospitals to see lower Medicaid rates

Local money to


funding limits
By Jim Saunders

Pointing to limits in the state
budget, the Florida Agency for
Health Care Administration to-
day made changes in expected
Medicaid payment rates that
will cost hospitals about $60
The reductions will be
spread among dozens of hospi-
tals across the state and were
announced as AHCA finalized
rates for the 2012-13 fiscal
year. The issue centers on a
complicated process that in-
volves local governments con-
tributing hundreds of millions
of dollars in Medicaid money
that can then be used to draw
down additional federal funds
for hospitals.

Local governments agreed
to put up $392.7 million that
would go to two pots of money
for hospitals, but the 2012-13
budget approved by lawmak-
ers only called for spending
$367.3 million in those areas.
AHCA said it had to stay with-
in the budgeted amount -
leading to reductions in what
hospitals expected to receive.
"The agency is committed
to following the law and will
remain within the limits of
its budget authority," AHCA
said in a notice released last
Officials with the Florida
Hospital Association and the
Safety Net Hospital Alliance of
Florida were not immediately
available for comment.
While the reduction in local
money is about $25.4 million,
hospitals also would receive
less federal matching money
than expected bringing the
total to about $60.1 million,

according to Tom Wallace, AH-
CA's bureau chief of Medicaid
Hospital Medicaid rates and
the contributions of local gov-
ernments, known in' Talla-
hassee as "intergovernmental
transfers," have been high-
profile budget issues in recent
years. Hospitals have grappled
with rate cuts as lawmakers
have looked for ways to bal-
ance the health- and human-
services budget.
The parts of the bud-
get involved in last -0
week's decision are
designed to boost
hospital rates. One,
for example, allows the
use of the 1::.-.il roi:,r' to
draw down addtdlriinoal fed-
eral funds and help hos-
pitals "buy back '., har
would other- .
wise be ':,
cuts in.- .

aid rates.
Another part allows certain
hospitals to exceed what are
the typical ceilings on Med-
icaid rates by using the local
money to draw down addition-
al federal dollars.
Jenn Ungruh, AHCA's chief
of staff, said this is the first
year that the money commit-
ted by local governments has
exceeded the amount included
in the budget. She said the
process is expected to change
next year as the state
S, moves forward with
a plan that law-
makers have ap-
proved to revamp
the way hospitals
.re t'indej id r .led-


Early steps might help

fight obesity, studies find


Slimmer future

for heavy kids

By Frederik Joelving

NEW YORK Weight-loss
programs can help even very
young children slim down, and
it appears that acting early may
improve the odds of success,
according to a pair of new stud-
"What they are showing is a
pretty consistent trend that
if we were to intervene early,
we could really have an effect
on changing the trajectory of
weight gain in children," said
Dr. Elsie Taveras, a pediatri-
cian at Harvard Medical School
and Boston Children's Hospital,
who co-wrote an editorial on
the findings.
In one study, Dutch scientists
found that heavy three- to five-
year-olds saw continued ben-
efits from a weight-loss inter-
vention at least several months
after it ended.
And a report from Sweden
shows overweight and obese
children under 10 were much
more likely to slow their weight
gain than were adolescents get-
ting similar behavioral treat-
The two studies were released
Monday in the Archives of Pe-
diatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Excessive pounds in child-
hood often stay on into adult-
hood, where they have been
linked to heart disease, diabe-
tes and other health problems.
Taveras said there is mount-
ing evidence that paying at-
tention to young kids may be
a promising way to stem the
global obesity epidemic. In
2008, more than a third of U.S.
youths were either overweight
or obese, according to the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
The numbers have also been
on the rise in Europe, although
they are still lower than in the

The Dutch researchers, led
by Dr. Gianni Bocca of Beatrix
Children's Hospital in Gronin-
gen, studied 75 heavy children
who had been randomly as-
signed to get either usual care
or an intensive weight-loss pro-
gram. The program lasted four
months and involved 25 ses-
sions with dietary advice, exer-
cise and, for the parents only,
behavioral counseling.
A year after the study began,
kids in the intervention group
had gained 4.2 pounds on av-
erage, and those who got usu-
al care had added another 6.8
While that difference could
have been due to chance, there
was a statistically reliable dif-
ference in body mass index, or
BMI, a measure of height in re-
lation to weight.
Children in the intervention
group went one unit down in
BMI, while the others saw no
change. In adults, a healthy
BMI is between 18.5 and 25.
"The magnitude of the effect,
especially initially after the in-
tervention, wasn't very large,
but what needs to be taken into
account was that these children
were growing," Taveras told Re-
uters Health.
"What these interventions are
showing is that you can have
an effect, and hopefully these
interventions are changing the
trajectory the children were
headed towards."
She also cautioned that the
Swedish findings, led by Per-
nilla Danielsson of Karolinska
Institute in Stockholm, were
based on observations instead
of an experiment.
That means it's possible that
the youngsters between 14 and
16, who saw no or little effect of
the behavioral treatment, could
have been particularly tough
Still, Taveras said, there is
good evidence that heavy kids
who start weight-loss programs
early have an easier time slim-
ming down.



Sponsored by North Shore Medical Center
"Once You Know, It's Where To Go"

Increased abuse

raises risk of suicidal

thoughts in teens

By Guy Gugliotta
According to the Census Bureau, 771,874 uninsured people
lived in Miami-Dade in 2011, which was 30.5 percent of the
county's total population and the fifth-highest percentage among
counties in the U.S.
Miami-Dade is Florida's biggest county and with 29 electoral
votes, Florida was the largest of the critical swing states in the
recent general election. Health care routinely polls nationally as
one of the nation's top two or three concerns, and in Florida in
August, a Quinnipiac-CBS-New York Times poll of likely voters
put it in second place, four points behind the economy and well
Please turn to INSURANCE 8B

By Kellee Terrell
We should be concerned about
the state of mental health among
young people.
And while we are slowly becom-
ing more aware of the impact
that bullying has on young
people, a new study highlights
that it's a spectrum of abuse and
harassment not just bullying
- that is behind this disturbing
Researchers from the Univer-
sity of New Hampshire analyzed
data from the National Survey of
Children's Exposure to Violence
and found that the more areas
that young people are victim-
ized sexual abuse, emotional

abuse, bullying and physical
abuse and the more recent the
abuse was, the more likely that
young people were contemplat-
ing suicide. Of the 1,800 partici-
pants, 4.3 percent of them had
suicidal thoughts within 30 days
of being interviewed.
According to the National Insti-
tute on Mental Health, in 2007,
suicide was the third leading
cause of death for young people
ages 15 to 24. And while that's a
general stat, don't think that this
isn't a Black issue.
According to the Centers of
Disease Control and Prevention,
suicide is the third leading cause
of death among Black males
Please turn to ABUSE 6B

-Photo by Bryan Laulicht
The backing of the newly de-
veloped medical tape easily
peels off, leaving the adhesive

New medical

tape comes

without pain

By Laura Blue
Biomedical engineers from MIT
and Brigham and Women's Hos-
pital in Boston have created the
ultimate medical tape one that
will stick but still peel apart eas-
ily, without yanking skin or body
hair off along with it.
Taking tape off improperly
can cause serious injury among
patients with weak skin includ-
ing babies born prematurely who
are hooked up to tubes and other
monitors secured to their skin.
Conventional tape is designed to
break apart at the point where the
tape adhesive meets the skin, the
researchers say. But a preterm
baby's skin will often rip more
easily than the tape, so the tape
itself stays together while the skin
tears apart. In some cases, skin
damage from tape removal can
cause lifelong scarring. "This is
one of the biggest problems faced
in the neonatal units, where the
patients are helpless and repeat-
edly wrapped in medical tapes de-
signed for adult skin," says Bryan
Laulicht, who worked on the new
medical tape.
He and his colleagues outline
their invention this week in the
journal Proceedings of the Na-
tional Academy of Sciences. Their
Please turn to BANDAGES 6B


- .. -.
- .' ,fF };; -' -
.. _,,- t ; .'

Wendy James, 37, at the Dumont nursing home in
Elaine, 76, who has dementia.

-Photo by Niko J. Kallianiotis
New Rochelle, N.Y., with her mother,

Home health

care plan could

save in long run

By Nina Bernstein
Medicaid has long conjured up images of
inner-city clinics jammed with poor fami-
lies. Its far less-visible role is as the only
safety net for millions of middle-class people
whose needs for long-term care, at home or
in a nursing home, outlast their resources.
With baby boomers and their parents living
longer than ever, few families can count
on their own money to go the distance. So
while Medicare has drawn more attention
in the election campaign, seniors and their
families may have even more at stake in
the future of Medicaid changes those
Please turn to PLAN 6B

The Other Medicaid Beneficiaries
Poor people wllM l issurce aren't t oI y one relying n Medlcai. Most of llenatlos costs lr long-lrm care
bor Mie eldanenyt disabled are borne through tge program.

Payments per Medicaid enrollee, by group, fiscal year 2009
Over 65

i- 1 ~

(any age)

Health Dept

closes down

Boca pharmacy

Rejuvi Pharmaceuticals fails
many health inspections
By Caroline Humer
The Florida Department of Health has temporarily
suspended compounding operations at a pharmacy,
the latest in a growing number of closings since a
deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated
drugs in a Massachusetts facility.
The Florida pharmacy, based in Boca Raton and
called Rejuvi Pharmaceuticals, prepares injectable
drugs and medications. The Florida health depart-
ment said in a statement that it violated "a number"
of statutes and rules.
Rejuvi Pharmaceuticals' website says it makes "bio
identical hormones" and compounded medications.
No other information on its products was available
and Rejuvi was not immediately available for a com-
Compounding pharmacies mix large quantities of
prescription drugs, typically for use by doctors and
Regulators are scrutinizing these pharmacies after
thousands of vials of contaminated injectable ste-
roids were shipped from a New England compound-
ing facility, leading to 25 deaths so far from fungal
meningitis. Hundreds more patients were sickened
from the steroid shots, which were used to treat back
and neck pain.
U.S. Representative Edward Markey, a Massa-
chusetts Democrat, said in a report on Sunday that
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs more
authority to oversee and regulate these compound-
ing facilities. It has fallen mostly to state agencies to
Please turn to PHARMACY 6B


Age 19-64 2,926

Under 18 2,313

I WOTH S...' E..-W *j W
S ....l ,-d:

,T ': .;u l.-: . .. - .a fl ....i....i.i. .

:., ....'e, 7 -":- .4m l-'

the law.



Irui~ 5


1~1 j



Chance of surgery, quality of care varies by area

Med school can

also make a

bigger difference
By Jayne O'Donnell

Where you live and where
your doctors did their training
- has a lot to do with whether
you'll be operated on, get an in-
fection or have other potentially
risky medical tests, a report out
Tuesday said.
And we're not talking about
small-town vs. big-city medi-
cine. The report by Dartmouth
Medical School's Atlas Project
looked closely at 23 medical
centers, including many of the
top-rated hospitals for clinical
excellence by U.S. News and
World Report and other leading
hospitals affiliated with uni-

versities. New Atlas data that
include nearly all the teaching
hospitals in the U.S. were also
The study was done to help
medical students decide where
to do their residencies, but
it also helps consumers bet-
ter understand how their local
hospitals differ from the norm.
Among the findings: If you're
in Salt Lake City, you're twice
as likely to get knee-replace-
ment surgery than if you're in
New York City. Lubbock, Texas,
had the highest rate of knee re-
placements 13.2 per 1,000
Medicare beneficiaries.
Arthritis in the knee is "not a
dependably progressive disor-
der" that nearly always requires
surgery, says David Goodman,
a doctor who is co-principal in-
vestigator for the Atlas Project.
The report uses new 2010

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles took a more
aggressive approach to end-of-life care, according to Dart-
mouth Medical School's Atlas project report.

Medicare data to update previ-
ous reports on regional varia-
tions in the treatment of pa-
tients at the end of life, trends in
surgical procedures and trends
in quality of care as it relates to
patient experience and safety.
There is an emphasis on more
aggressive treatment over pre-
ventive care at some hospitals,
Goodman says. The report in-
cludes a "hospital care intensity
index" when it comes to treat-
ment of people at the "end of
While he can only "look at
behavior and can't predict mo-
tivation," Goodman says some
hospitals may have a lot of ca-
pacity in their intensive care
units and not enough in pri-
mary care.
"With such drastic variations
from one institution to the next,
they clearly cannot all be right,"

says Goodman.
Patients at NYU Langone
Medical Center were 47 times
less likely to get an infection
from a urinary catheter than
patients at the University of
Michigan Health System, for
example. Mount Sinai Medical
Center had the second lowest.
Goodman says such infections
are "largely preventable."
David Muller, dean for medi-
cal education at the Mount Si-
nai School of Medicine, says the
population of patients a hospi-
tal treats that is, whether
they are low income and al-
ready in poor health can
have a lot to do with whether
a patient contracts an infec-
tion and can recover fully from
it. The report's rates were ad-
justed for age, race and gender
using the U.S. Medicare popu-
lation as the standard.

Few people buy private long-term care insurance in U.S

continued from 5B

proposed, and others already
under way.
Though former President
Bill Clinton overstated in his
convention speech how much
Medicaid spends on the elderly
in nursing homes they ac-
count for well under a third,
not nearly two-thirds, of
spending Medicaid spends
more than five times as much
on each senior in long-term
care as it does on each poor
child, and even more per per-
son on the disabled in long-
term care.
Seniors like Rena Lull, 92,
who spent the last of her life
savings on $250-a-day nurs-
ing home care near Cooper-
stown, N.Y., last year, will face
uncharted territory if Repub-
licans carry out their plan to
replace Medicaid with block
grants that cut spending by a
third over a decade.
The move would let states
change minimum eligibility,
standards of care, and federal
rules that now protect adult
children from being billed for
their parents' Medicaid care.
Now, like a vast majority of.
the nation's 1.8 million nurs-

ing home residents, Mrs. Lull,
a retired schoolteacher with
dementia, counts on Medicaid
to cover most of her bill. But
her daughter Rena, 66, also a
retired schoolteacher with a
lifetime of savings, no longer
knows what she can count on
in her own old age.
"I get choked up thinking
about this," she said, recall-
ing how her widowed mother
had depleted $300,000 on five
years of care in the communi-
ty and one year in the Otsego
Manoi nursing home, before
qualifying for Medicaid. "I'm
so scared about what's going
to happen to me."
The presidential election
may decide Medicaid's future.
But many states faced with
rising Medicaid costs and bud-
get deficits are already trying
to cut the cost of long-term
care by profoundly changing
Medicaid coverage, through
the use of federal waivers.
Waivers sought or obtained
by 26 states, including New
York, California, Illinois and
Texas, would affect some three
million people, most of them
eligible for both Medicaid and
Medicare. Plans vary, but typ-
ically they try to cut costs by
giving private managed-care

organizations a fixed sum for
a lifetime of care, from doctor
and hospital visits to help at
home to nursing home place-
ment, expecting that more
care will take place in less ex-
pensive settings.
Over all, 31.5 percent of Med-
icaid's $400 billion in shared
federal and state spending
goes to long-term care for the
elderly and the disabled. That
ranges from less than 8 per-
cent in Hawaii, where nursing
home use is low, to more than
60 percent in North Dakota.
Many people assume that
Medicare will cover long-term
care, but at most it covers 100
days of rehabilitation, not so-
called custodial care the
help with activities of daily life,
like eating and bathing, that
the aged can need for years.
To be eligible for Medicaid,
however, a person typically can
have no more than $14,800 in
assets, and though some law-
yers specialize in setting up
trusts that shelter certain as-
sets, the federal government
has periodically closed loop- i
holes that allowed it.
Mrs. Lull, who married her
Ithaca College sweetheart, also
a teacher, when he was in the
Air Force in 1944, and carried

Bullying key factor in suicide

continued from 5B

between ages 15 and 24. A
2009 study found that Black
young girls are more likely to
think about suicide than their
male counterparts.
Researchers state that young
people who were victims of bul-
lying in the past 12 months are
2.5 times more likely to think
about committing suicide, com-
pared to young people who are
not being bullied.
Young people who had been
sexually assaulted were 3.4
times more likely to think about
Youth who experienced emo-
tional abuse by their families
were 4.4 times more likely. And

those who experienced seven
or more types of victimization
in the past year were six times
more likely to have suicidal
"Exposure to multiple forms
of victimization is especially
detrimental," the study's au-
thor Dr. Heather Turner, told
HealthDay. "These kids may be
exposed to crime and violence
at home by witnessing their
parents fighting and other types
of domestic violence, and they
may witness violence in their
neighborhoods and be bullied
on the Internet. These are kids
that are clearly experiencing
a huge amount of adversity in
multiple areas of their lives."
Researchers say that in or-
der to truly and successfully

address suicide prevention in
this country, there needs to be
a better understanding of the
threats of violence that young
people face at home, at school
and in their neighborhoods,
Science Daily News reported.
Family structure and support
make huge differences when it
comes to prevention.
The Los Angeles Times wrote:
"The study makes clear in
myriad ways that family sup-
port is a bulwark against youth
suicide when an adolescent is
being bullied by peers. When
parents contribute to an ado-
lescent's sense of victimization,
the authors suggest, hopeless-
ness is far likelier to take hold,
and suicidal thinking likely fol-

At last! Pain free bandages

continued from 5B

quick-release tape works with
a unique three-layer design,
which includes a newly created
way to connect the tape's adhe-
sive layer to the tape itself. The
interface substance is designed
to be strong when pulled in al-
most any direction that a ban-
'dage might experience force,

but to peel apart easily when the
tape is pulled up and off. The in-
spiration for the idea came from
nature, where this property, in
which a material is much stron-
ger along one axis than it is
along another, is called anisot-
ropy. Just as it's easier to split
a piece of wood along the grain
than against it, the new medical
tape requires only gentle force
to break apart when you peel it,

but it still sticks securely when
you try to tear at it lengthwise
or when you stretch it out flat.
When the tape is pulled apart, it
leaves behind only some adhe-
sive gunk, which can be rubbed
off the skin gently with a finger.
It's not clear when the ban-
dage will be on drugstore
shelves, but if demand is any
barometer, hopefully it won't be

Company failed numerous tests

continued from 5B

regulate them.
Massachusetts regulators
shut down a third pharmacy
last Sunday, saying a surprise
inspection raised concerns
about sterility of the drugs.
The Florida health depart-
ment said in an October 26
statement that during a rou-
tine October inspection of Re-

juvi it found that it had violat-
ed rules on "cleanliness of the
prescription department, the
dispensing of medications,
the compounding of medica-
tions, and record keeping."
It said a review of previous
inspections showed Rejuvi
had previously been notified
of these violations and failed
to correct them.
Rejuvi can have a hearing
before final action is taken

and the suspension is in ef-
fect until final disciplinary ac-
tion, until the suspension is
lifted, or until the case is suc-
cessfully appealed, the Flori-
da health department state-
ment said.
The company had been
permitted to prepare inject-
able drugs and medications
that are injected or delivered
through a specially coated pill
into the intestine.

their twin girls home in a laun-
dry basket, is required to pay
all but $50 a month of her $969
income from Social Security
and a pension toward the Med-
icaid cost of her shared room.
Her case is typical, in that she
cared for her husband before
his death at home at 83.
Few Americans buy' private
long-term care insurance, and
such insurance was dropped
from the Affordable Care Act
last year as actuarially un-
sound or unaffordable.
"More than $80,000 a year
on average for a nursing home
- who can sustain that?"
said Robyn Grant, director of
public policy and advocacy for
the National Consumer Voice
for Quality Long Term Care.
"We're forced, most of us, to go
onto Medicaid. People don't re-
alize this."
No state has a more ambi-
tious plan to overhaul Medic-
aid than New York, which has
the biggest Medicaid budget in
the country $54 billion -
and spends about 41 percent

of it for long-term care, almost
half on nursing homes. Jason
A. Helgerson, the state's Med-
icaid chief, calls the redesign
"a multiyear march away from
fee-for-service" that he says
will flatten the spending rate
even as the population ages.
By 2015, New York will start
requiring some 78,000 nurs-
ing home residents to choose
one of several managed care
plans or be enrolled randomly.
The plans are already enroll-
ing tens of thousands of el-
derly and disabled New York
City residents who now receive
more than 120 hours a week of
government-paid help at home,
with those in other downstate
counties next.
"We in New York are com-
mitted to using this as a force
for good," Mr. Helgerson said,
noting that such services, in-
cluding the largest home care
program in the country, have
long been exempted from man-
aged care. "By keeping people
healthy, by keeping them out
of unnecessarily restrictive,

institutional settings, we can
keep the program sustainable
in the long run."
SAround the country, howev-
er, some health policy analysts
doubt that managed care will
save money, and advocates for
the aging and disabled worry
that the sickest and most vul-
nerable people may be hurt in
the process.
"Managed care isn't going to
help it's just more money go-
ing off the top," said Toby Edel-
man, senior policy attorney in
the Washington office of the
Center for Medicare Advocacy,
who has written on the impor-
tance of Medicaid to Medicare
beneficiaries and their middle
class relatives. "The managed
care company has to take its
There is too little evidence
available to evaluate wheth-
er managed care itself really
saves money in long-term care,
said H. Stephen Kaye, a profes-
sor at the Institute on Health
and Aging at the University of
California, San Francisco.

PMC North Shore

1190 N.W. 95th Street, Suite 310, Miami, Florida 33150


in House Services:

* Transportation

* 24 Hour Service

* On Site Laboratory

* Access to Hospitals

* Personalized Care

In House Care:

* Pacemaker Checks

* Wound Care

* Geriatric Care

* Routine Visits

* Urgent Visits

In House Therapy:

* Preventative Medicine

* Vaccines

* Diabetic Education

* Health Education

Your neighborhood

Medical Office Specializing

in the Geriatric Population

1e~iR~ Lr

We Speak English
Nous Parlons Francais
Nou Pale Kreyol
Hablamos Espafiol
American Sign Language

Assistance to apply and
recertify for Food Stamps
& Medicaid

Free Transportation Available


Doctors push for painless visits for kids Feds probe opioid as

By Katie Moisse

Parents, your next trip to the
hospital emergency room may
be a little less painful, thanks
to a new report by the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
The report authors reviewed
nearly 250 medical studies to
provide guidance on how to
reduce pain and stress for ba-
bies and kids in the emergency
"We've gotten a lot better at
managing kids' pain," said au-
thor Dr. Joel Fein, an emer-
gency room doctor at the Chil-
dren's Hospital of Philadelphia
and professor of pediatrics and
emergency medicine at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine. "We need to do ev-
erything we can."
Fein had three good reasons
to improve ER visits for kids:
his three sons.
"I want my child to have the
best experience possible with-
out being fearful of the medical
system," he said.
The report, published in the
journal Pediatrics, outlines
simple ways to reduce pain and

if -

i r

stress in emergency rooms, in-
cluding the use of pain pills and
numbing creams in the waiting
room. It also recommends dis-
tracting kids with bubbles and
sugar pacifiers during painful
Letting a family member stick
around can also have a calming
effect, according to the report.
"Although there is no evi-
dence that family presence de-
creases pain, their presence for
procedures can decrease child
distress," Fein and colleagues
wrote in their report.
While pain management in
adults has come a long way,
Fein said pain control in chil-
dren particularly babies lags
far behind.
Some experts say pain can
have lasting effects on a child's
perception of medical care.
"When kids are subjected to
emotional distress due to pain-
ful procedures, there's evidence
to suggest they can have last-
ing emotional scarring," said
Dr. Michael Kim, chief of pedi-
atric emergency medicine at the
University of Wisconsin School
Please turn to VISITS 10B

cause tor blood clots

The investigation is focus-
ing on a cluster of patients
with Thrombotic Thrombocy-
topenic Purpura, described
by officials as a blood dis-
order in which clots form in
small blood vessels through-
out the body. It is an uncom-
mon but serious illness.
Authorities say Opana ER
is only supposed to be taken
orally. The cases were report-
ed in Tennessee from April
16 to Oct. 19. Most of the
women did not have a pre-
scription and reported a his-
tory of chronic IV use of the
opioid pain reliever for non-
medical reasons. All of the
women were hospitalized,
but no deaths have occurred.

By Associated Press

Federal authorities say
they are working with Ten-
nessee officials to investigate
why at least 12 patients in
that state who injected the
pain reliever Opana ER for
non-medical reasons since
February have a rare blood
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention re-
cently issued the health ad-
visory regarding the pain
reliever, an extended-release
form of oxymorphone. The
CDC is working with the
Food and Drug Administra-
tion and the Tennessee De-
partment of Health.

Can omega-3s boost

cognitive performance

for the young, strong?

Fish oil can aid

S*your memory

Study: Lack of sleep; higher risk of injury By Melissa Healy

By HuffPost how many sports they played. An omega-3 fatty
Researchers found that the plentiful in fish oil bo
Tired teens may be putting teen athletes who got at least the ability of healthy yc
themselves at risk for injury eight hours of sleep had a 68 adults, whose brains ar

when they play sports, a new
study suggests-.
Researchers from the Chil-
dren's Hospital of Los An-
geles and the Institute for
Scholastic Sport Science and
Medicine found that teens who
got at least eight hours of sleep
a night or more had a lower risk
of getting injured while playing
sports than their sleepier coun-
The study included 160 stu-
dent athletes with an average
age of 15 (about half were boys,
half were girls) who attended
Harvard-Westlake School in
California. Of those students,
112 participated in the ques-
tionnaire, which included ques-
tions about how many hours of
sleep they got a night, how com-
mitted they were to athletics,
whether strength training was
part of their regimens, whether
they liked playing sports and

percent lower risk of injury than
those who got fewer hours. Arid
the higher the grade of the stu-
dent, the more likely he or she
would suffer an injury with
each advancing grade, injury
risk went up by 2.3 times.
"When we started this study,
we thought the amount of
sports played, year-round play,
and increased specialization in
sports would be much more im-
portant for injury risk," study
researcher Dr. Matthew Milews-
ki, M.D., said in a statement.
But "what we found is that the
two most important facts were
hours of sleep and grade in
The findings were presented
at the national meeting of the
American Academy of Pediat-
rics. Because the study has not
yet been published in a peer-
reviewed journal, its findings
should be regarded as prelimi-

C t)-Y-

*1 '

The National Sleep Founda-
tion recommends that teens get
more than nine hours of sleep
per night (though some may
only need closer to eight-and-

FDA: Eye drops and nose

sprays, poisonous for kids

By Daniel J. DeNoon

Over-the-counter eyedrops
and nose sprays contain power-
ful drugs that are poisonous in
surprisingly small amounts if
swallowed, the FDA warns.
Unwary parents often leave
these products within easy
reach of curious children. From
1997 through 2009, eyedrops
injured more than 4,500 chil-
dren under the age of 5 and
nasal sprays injured more than
1,100, according to the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission (CPSC).
Injury reports show that chil-
dren can easily open the prod-
ucts, which do not come in
child-resistant packages. The
drugs are surprisingly power-
ful. Swallowing less than a fifth'
of a teaspoon can seriously

harm a child, the FDA says.
The eyedrops in question
soothe redness by causing blood
vessels in the eye to constrict.
Visine is a popular brand; there
are many generic versions.
Nose drops work in a similar
way, tightening blood vessels
in the nose. Afrin, Dristan, and
Mucinex are popular brands,
and there are many generic ver-
The products contain the ac-
tive ingredients tetrahydrozo-
line, naphazoline or oxymetazo-
All three drugs are in the
class of drugs called imidazo-
lines. When placed in the eye or
nose as directed, the drugs only
affect that part of the body. But
if swallowed, they quickly have
effects throughout the body.
"Generally, symptoms can

occur in as little as one hour,
peaking at eight hours, and
resolving after 12-36 hours,"
a CPSC briefing paper notes.
"Even though the symptoms
resolve in a relatively short
amount of time, ingestion of im-
idazolines can result in severe
life-threatening consequences,
such as decreased breathing,
decreased heart rate, and loss
of consciousness that require
hospitalization to ensure recov-
The CPSC has proposed a
new rule requiring child-resis-
tant packaging for these prod-
ucts. That rule has yet to be
finalized. Even when it's final,
the rule will give manufactur-
ers at least a year to comply.
Meanwhile, many homes have
at least one of the products in
Please turn to KIDS 11B

Better communication may

reduce STD's in Black youth

Report encourages more communi-

cation between teens and adults

By Kellee Terrell

When it comes to lowering
the rising rates of STDs such
as gonorrhea, chlamydia and
syphilis among Black youth,
condom use is key.
But what other tools are out
A recent report from Or-
egon State University claims
that communication between
adults and young people could
also help.
Researchers believe that if

more adults teachers, men-
tors and parents would
address the topic of STDs in-
stead of shying away from it,
young folks would listen and
potentially be armed with the
information they need to make
better decisions when it comes
to sex.
They came up with this
conclusion by interviewing
Black teens ages 15-17 in
Chicago and San Francisco.
They found that the study's
participants were confused

by the mixed messages and
misinformation they were get-
ting from pop culture, peers
.and media. And while the In-
ternet is booming with trust-
worthy websites with science-
based information, the teens
stated that they don't neces-
sarily trust the Web's advice
and information on safer sex.
They claimed the information
wasn't "reliable."
"We need more collabora-
tion between family, schools,
medical clinics, churches, and
other entities that tradition-
ally may not have worked to-
gether," lead author Margaret
Please turn to STD 10B

.. A /1.r .

p ,,.m+'+ P., A/

e al-

ready at their peak levels of
speed and performance, to
hold several items in memo-
ry for a short time, a study
has found. The study is the
first to suggest that fish oil
might enhance cognitive per-
S formance in healthy people
by boosting their working
The latest research adds to
evidence of fish oil's benefi-
cial neuropsychiatric effects:
Supplementation with the
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
in fish oil has been shown to
improve the effectiveness of
antidepressants, to improve

focus in those.with attention
deficits, to delay the develop-
ment of psychosis in those
at risk of schizophrenia,
and to help shore up declin-
ing memory in healthy older
adults. But the latest re-
search failed to uncover how
the polyunsaturated fatty
acid works to promote such
wide-ranging benefits.
In the study, published
Tuesday in the open-access
journal Public Library of Sci-
ence (PLoS), 11 healthy Cau-
casian adults with an aver-
age age of 22 underwent a
six-month supplementation
of their diet with fish oil (750
mg per day of DHA and 930
mg per day of eicosapentae-
noic acid, or EPA).
Researchers measured be-
fore-and-after levels of ome-
ga-3 acids in the red-blood-
cell membranes of subjects
and put them through a
Please turn to OMEGA-3 10B

-n -. .



Serving the community since 1984

Implant Supported Replacements
Tooth colored Fillings
SGurn Therapy
Root Canal
SDenturesad atia


(D0150) (D9310)

i (D0330) (D 27d4 ID1110)
I er

STRooth Coatore

email: infoqkdrrichardgrant.com
20215 NW 2nd Ave.
Suite #2, Miami FL33169
Suite #2, Miami. FL33169

chard A. Grant, DDS, PA
General. Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
Member: ADA. FDA, SFDD and AGD

Teeth Whitening 1 hour
Porcelain Crowns E Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Bonding

Safety b Comfort
Nitrous Oxide (tranquilizing air)
Sedation Dentistry
Steam Sterilization
State of The Art Facility

Do you have missing
teeth or ill-fitting
dentures? If so, IMPLANTS
are a natural secure
r -----------------
STAKEA 0 FF first
I regular
I priced
ID60101 r., *.*d 'F .""i, P'.er.n
L- - - - - - - - - -

www.drrichardgrant.com J-
2 1 rGat ne s, o rlr ano I M eens, 0 t. . . . . . . . f
S Tire PFalle', n,. Olr.' P rin r ei .ra SI C,.,' l.6 1 a. Crr. ner i nc Ifln] r l lue I ~a CA c r..'l [ lTDD .r, ,' IDe leimDul c lro t I .a t l o ai,' .Ilr. e r P, er e r lomo T-ions lia r
r i'mV 1' "" er, .6n. .i.r0 "l..;i..1e i C 6 .jll r BCraj n lrnr. .p, r.' Ia' i 2 r..uil 11 ,SrDr.lr.g :, Ire 6.1.enso ,'n l I,'.' rl e anCurl, B 10 ql.' Ieau .:l
I Il e~ariln,-,oll:"'ln rearme 3tl ) ra L i crr. ir c m efrc n l I l.:r'ae a IO.-.Ic PD P *:.-.DC.l. r l n, Cm" r' r,,.C ,lTF, d''l *., pflW oflY L r. I 'ill








Early therapy can change Researchers ponder closing

brains of kids with autism schools during outbreaks

By Miriam Falco

As the number of children
with autism has risen dramati-
cally over the past couple of
decades, experts have learned
that the earlier a child gets di-
agnosed, the earlier specialized
therapy can be initiated, which
can significantly improve out-
Now researchers have been
able to show that a particular
type of behavioral therapy called
the Early Start Denver Model
(ESDM) not only improves au-
tism symptoms, but actually
normalizes brain ,activity and
improves social behavior.
Autism is a neurodevelop-
mental disorder that starts to
become very apparent around
age 3. The main signs and
symptoms of autism involve
communication, social interac-
tions and repetitive behaviors.
According to the latest statistics
from the U.S. Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention,
one in 88 children currently is
diagnosed with autism, includ-
ing one in 54 boys.
"Early intervention alters the
trajectory of the brain and so-
cial development in children
with autism," says Geraldine
Dawson, the lead study author
who developed the ESDM ther-
apy along with study co-author
Sally Rogers.
In their latest study, pub-
lished last Friday in the Jour-
nal of the American Academy of
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
Rogers and Dawson show what

parts of a child's brain are ac-
tive after two years of therapy,
compared to typically devel-
oping children, using an EEG
(electroencephalogram). In an
EEG, electrical activity in dif-
ferent parts of the brain is mea-
sured using electrodes that at-
tached to the child's head.
"If the child wiggles too much,
the data is not interpretable,"
says Dawson.
In the end, researchers could
only get 60 percent of the chil-
dren to sit still enough to get
usable EEG results, she says,
but that was true in both the
group of children with autism
and those without.
Fifteen children in the EDSM
group, 14 in the community in-
tervention group and 17 typi-
cally developing children un-
derwent EEGs while looking at
pictures of faces (social stimuli)
vs. pictures of toys (nonsocial

Technicians measuring the
brain activity had no idea which
children had autism and which
did not.
"Children who received ESDM
now showed a normal (brain)
response, identical to typical
four-year-olds," Dawson tells
CNN. That wasn't the case with
most children who didn't have
ESDM therapy.
Babies are naturally drawn
to people and faces, and their
brains show greater responses
when they look at a face, com-
pared to an object or a toy,
Dawson says.
But in young and even older
children with autism, the op-
posite happens. The part of the
brain that should be respond-
ing to a face or social activity
doesn't light up, but the part of
the brain that responds to ob-
jects is more active.

Study called a "breakthrough"

continued from 4B

of heart disease ... There are a
lot of people, including me, who.
believe this was a poor use of
taxpayer dollars."
At least 30 patients have died
from off-label chelation thera-
py since the 1970s, including
an autistic 5-year-old Pennsyl-
vania boy, according to a 2008
report in The Medscape Jour-
nal of Medicine.
Even the study's lead author
says the research should not
be used to recommend, chela-
tion therapy, and he acknowl-
edges that its findings could
have been due to chance.
"The most exciting part of this
study is that there may be an
unexpected signal of benefit.
We need to understand wheth-
er the signal is true, or whether
it occurred by chance."
The trial, known as the Trial
to Assess Chelation Therapy,
or TACT, has been dogged by
accusations of safety and ethi-
cal problems from its begin-
nings 10 years ago.
The study was temporar-
ily halted in 2008 because of
concerns over ethics and pa-
tient safety. An investigation

by the federal Office for Hu-
man Research Subject Protec-
tions, which is charged with
protecting patients, found that
patients may not have been
properly informed of chelation's
In response to such concerns,
researchers revised their con-
sent forms the documents
that explain a study's risks and
benefits to patients which
had failed to mention the risk
of death in chelation therapy.
The overall benefits were
very small, with 26.5 percent
of those randomly assigned to
chelation experiencing a car-
diovascular problem, compared
with 30 percent of those ran-
domly assigned to a placebo in-
fusion. Even more concerning,
that benefit passed the bar for
statistical significance the
standard for judging whether
a result is real or a fluke by
only 0.001.
In addition, 30 percent of pa-
tients stopped getting their as-
signed treatments, and 17 per-
cent withdrew their consent,
preventing doctors from includ-
ing their data or even contact-
ing them to see if they were still
alive, Kopecky says.
That large of a dropout rate

- which is normally no more
than about 3 percent could
skew the study's findings, Ko-
pecky says.
"That's a big concern any
time a study shows a benefit
on something that's not highly
regulated by the FDA," Kopecky
Kopecky also acknowledges
that there's no known biological
basis for why removing metals
from the blood would help heart
disease. "That is a million-dollar
question," he said.
More than half the trial sites
were led by doctors who practice
chelation, says Paul Armstrong,
a professor of cardiology at the
University of Alberta, chosen to
discuss the study on a panel at
the heart meeting. That could
lead to a bias in favor of chela-
tion, Atwood says.
"All of these factors call into
question the results," says Mi-
chael Carome, deputy director
of the advocacy group Pub-
lic Citizen's Health Research
NIH officials say the trial was
worthwhile. Gary Gibbons, di-
rector of the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute,
says the study was a "break-

Dade's uninsured voters: High

continued from 5B

ahead of Medicare and the bud-
get deficit.
With this high profile, the
availability of health insurance
loomed as a pivotal issue for
Miami-Dade's uninsured vot-
ers, especially with the stark
choice facing them: The goal of
Obama's Affordable Care Act is
health insurance for almost ev-
eryone; Romney has promised
to repeal the law.

Yet most uninsured patients
interviewed in mid-October vis-
its to Pefialver and the Helen B.
Bentley Health Center in Coco-
nut Grove did not routinely link
their concerns about health
care to their voting intentions.
Instead, preferences tracked
much more closely with how
the candidates' positions were
expected to help the poor gen-
erally, or with their stances
on Cuba. (Miami's anti-Castro
exiles have been a reliable Re-
publican constituency for most
of the past 50 years.)

"I don't like Obama's plan,"
said Antero Blanco, 61, a Cu-
ban-born U.S. citizen visiting
the Peflalver Clinic to seek help
for his nephew, a construction
worker with stomach cancer
and no insurance. "It only ben-
efits some people."
Blanco has employer-based
health insurance, but his
nephew's plight has no influ-
ence on his own views. "I'm a
Republican," he said. "Always
have been."
For Miami's uninsured, the
health-care- rhetoric of battle-
ground-state politics doesn't
appear to resonate. Instead,
patients spend their time trying
to gain access to medications
and physicians and finding the
money to pay for them. Linda
Quick, president of the South
Florida Hospital & Healthcare
Association, noted that while
neighborhood hospitals cannot
refuse emergency-room treat-
ment to the uninsured, patients
get charged for follow-up proce-
dures or specialty treatments.

"If they don't have the money,

Jackson [Memorial, Miami's
immense public hospital] has
to take them," Quick said. "But
that says nothing about when
they take them. Historically,
they have had to wait weeks or
months for an appointment."
The Pefialver and Bentley
centers were created to pro-
vide preventive and primary
medical care to Miami's under-
served populations and neigh-
borhoods. Bentley is a federally
qualified health center, super-
vised by the federal Health Re-
sources and Services Adminis-
tration. It receives some federal
funding. Pefialver follows the
federal guidelines, but is not a
federally qualified health center
and gets no federal funding.
Boris Alvarez, executive di-
rector of Pefialver, and Caleb
Davis, his counterpart at Bent-
ley, agree that despite some ex-
otic ailments, the bulk of their
business is the treatment of
adult diabetes and hyperten-
sion, expectant mothers and
"It has always been that way,"
said Davis, in charge at Bentley
since 1980.

School closures during outbreaks of

flu may slow down ER visits

By Amy Norton

Now, researchers say, the
big question s include. When
is it best to close schools?
And n hat are the downsides?
The study, reported in the
journal Clinical Infectious
Diseases. looked at what
happened in two Texas corn-
munities during the H1N1
"swine' flu epidemic of 2009
In one community, schools
.ere '-losed as a. precaution:
in the other, the',' \eren t.
it turned iout that in the
di'iricit where schools shut
down. there were fewer ER
visits for ti e flu.
What's more. among kids
age 1:, and Lip. there was no
increase in lu-related ER
trips. 'while that r.te dou-
ble'd ir the c,-mrnmi. nit\ where
sch,_.ols stayed open.

'The effect was most dra-
matic among school-age
children, said Dr. Martin
S. Cetron. of the Centers for
Disease Control and Preven-
non ICDCI.
There have been skeptics
whove doubted that school
closures could have much
impact during a major flu
outbreak, according to Ce-
They've said, well. people
will just congregate in malls
or other public places." ex-
plained Cetron. who directs
the CDC's division of global
migration and quarantine.
ard worked on the study.
But schools are different
from malls. Cetron pointe-d
out. with kids being in close
contact with each other all
day long.
He said he thinks this

study,, alone with others. "set-
tles the question of whether
school closures are effective.
'Should this be an arrow in
our quiver? I think the an-
swer is "yes." Cetron said.
But lots of other quesutons
'Under what conditions
could Ischool closures) be
warranted?" Cetron said.
'What level of severiry is
And if schools are closed,
he noted, what are the down-
sides5 Parents will have to
stay home from work. or
find child care. And kids and
teachers will have to make
up the lost school time some-
how. So the expected benefits
of school closings \would need
to be worth the troubles. De-
cisions on school closLures are
made locall' For school dis-
tricts to make wise decisions.
Cetron said communication
\with local and state health
agencies is key.

Study: Maintenance needed for weight loss

By Rita Rubin

Perhaps the best time to learn
how to avoid regaining lost
pounds is before you shed a
single one, according to a new
As anyone who's ever been
on a diet knows, losing weight
is easier than keeping it off.
"Long-term maintenance re-
mains elusive," the researchers
The problem, they say, is
that people tend to abandon
the changes they've made dur-
ing a weight loss program, such
as healthy eating, physical ac-
tivity, and keeping a record of
everything they eat. Typically,
people regain 30 percent to 50
percent of the weight lost in the
first year after stopping the pro-

The researchers wondered
what would happen if over-
weight or obese women got a
chance to practice the skills
needed to keep weight off with-
out having to worry about slim-
ming down first. They enrolled
267 overweight or obese women
ages 21 and older.

So Michaela Kiernan, Ph. D, a
senior research scientist at the
Stanford Prevention Research
Center, and her collaborators
assigned the women to two
groups: One was "maintenance
first," and the other "weight loss
Both groups met for 28
weeks, but the maintenance-
first group spent the first eight
weeks learning maintenance

skills, while the weight loss-
first group spent the last eight
weeks learning how to keep the
weight off by learning problem-
solving skills.
The weight loss method was,
identical for both groups.
The maintenance-first group
was told not to lose weight dur-
ing the first eight weeks of the
study. During this time they
learned a set of skills designed
to optimize day-to-day satisfac-
tion with lifestyle and self-regu-
latory habits,
The maintenance-first group
also took part in experiments
designed to help them master
skills used to maintain their
weight, such as tweaking their
diet or activity levels without
keeping records, an approach
Kiernan calls "relaxed aware-

Risk: Antidepressants and pregnancy IUDs and implants

By Karen Weintraub

Pregnant women who are de-
pressed are generally told that
continuing their medication will
help them and their babies. A
mother who is too sad won't
take good care of herself, and
the baby will suffer, the think-
ing goes.
But a new review of the sci-
entific literature questions the
assumption that depression is
bad for a fetus, and concludes
that antidepressants often con-
fer more risk than benefit.
"There's clear and concerning
evidence of risk with the use of
these medications by pregnant
women," says Adam Urato, ob-
stetrician and chairman of the
department of obstetrics and
gynecology at MetroWest Medi-
cal Center in Framingham,
Mass., and one of the authors
of the paper published in the
journal Human Reproduction.
Despite decades of antide-
pressant use, no one has ever


done the kind of research that
would definitively answer the
safety question: following the
pregnancies of two groups of de-
pressed women, half on drugs
such as Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro,
Celexa and Zoloft, and half not.
That kind of research would
be extremely expensive and eth-
ically questionable, Urato says,

L x

because so many studies link
antidepressants to miscarriage,
preterm birth, rare heart de-
fects and behavioral problems.
More controversially, Urato
and his co-author, Alice Domar,
a psychologist and Harvard
Medical School assistant clini-
cal professor, also claim that
antidepressants have little or

no benefit for pregnant women.
Domar, an infertility expert,
says that a form of talk therapy
known as cognitive behavioral
therapy is just as effective as
common antidepressants at
treating depression.
Many experts disagree, how-
"I would say the authors of
this article went overboard in
terms of their negativity," says
Gregory Moore, director of
health services at Georgia Tech
in Atlanta and a member of the
American College of Obstetri-
cians and Gynecologists' com-
mittee on ethics. "Depression
can be a fatal disease."
The decision of whether to
use these antidepressants dur-
ing pregnancy should be be-
tween a woman and her doctor,
says Shari Lusskin, an adjunct
associate professor of psychia-
try, obstetrics, gynecology and
reproductive sciences at Mount
Sinai School of Medicine in New
York City.

Experimental drugs to lower cholesterol

The early study was small, but drop deaths, says cardiologist Cam LDL out of circulation, Patter-
Patterson, a professor at the son says.
in LDL was significant University of North Carolina- An enzyme called PCSK9 pre-
Chapel Hill. And while the vents the body from getting rid

By Liz Szabo

An experimental class of
drugs shows promise as a new
way to lower the "bad" choles-
terol that can lead to heart at-
A man-made antibody *
similar to the immune system
proteins that fight infections
- lowered LDL cholesterol by
about 70 percent when com-
bined with a station, according
to a small, early trial published
Wednesday in The New England
Journal of Medicine.
Many heart disease experts
are enthusiastic about the
drugs, which will be featured
prominently at the American
Heart Association's Scientific
Sessions that begin Saturday in

"This is a new era of novel
therapies," says William Zoghbi,
president of the American Col-
lege of Cardiology, who wasn't
involved in the study.
The drop in cholesterol is "sig-
nificant" and- "much more than
we usually see" with other types
of drugs, Zoghbi says.
The preliminary study in-
volved 92 patients whose cho-
lesterol wasn't improving with
stations. In addition to taking
atorvastatin pills, sold as Lipi-
tor, patients got injections of
the new drugs, known as mono-
clonal antibodies, every two
Significantly, the new drugs
haven't yet been shown to ac-
tually reduce heart attacks or

drugs caused few side effects
in this study, doctors will need
to conduct larger trials to show
they're really safe, he says.
The intravenous drugs could
also prove to help people who
can't tolerate stations because
of side effects, such as muscle
pain, says Robert Eckel, past
president of the American Heart
Association, who wasn't in-
volved in the new research.
"This a promising step for-
ward, especially for the most
difficult patients to treat," says
Eckel, a professor at the Uni-
versity of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus.
Unlike stations, which prevent
the liver from making choles-
terol, the new drugs target the
process by which the liver takes

of LDL, leaving it in the blood-
stream, where it can damage
the arteries, he says. The new
antibodies block this enzyme.
The study was funded by the
drugs' developers, Sanofi and
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Amgen and Pfizer are also de-
veloping similar drugs, Patter-
son says.
If successful, the drugs could
be a boost for the drug indus-
try, now that stations are avail-
able generically, Patterson says.
Although man-made anti-
bodies are widely used in can-
cer, they haven't previously
had -success in heart disease.
Man-made antibodies used in
cancer, such as Erbitux and
Avastin, cost several thousand
dollars a month.

change birth control

SWomen are preferring long-acting,

reversible contraceptives or LARC's

By Kim Painter

The methods, known collec-
tively as "long-acting reversible
contraceptives" or LARCs, are
intrauterine devices (IUDs) and
hormonal arm implants. A de-
cade ago, such methods were
used by just 2.4 percent of U.S.
women who used any method,
but by 2009, they had caught
on with 8.5 percent, with IUDs
leading the way by a large mar-
gin, according to a recent study
from the non-profit Guttmach-
er Institute. New federal data
show the same trend.
And that trend is likely to pick
up steam in the next few years,
family planning experts say.
One reason: Under the new
federal health law, insurers
must cover all contraceptive
methods, meaning the high up-
front cost of IUDs and implants
(estimated at $500 to $1,000)
will disappear for many wom-
en. Meanwhile, the influential
American College of Obstetri-
cians and Gynecologists has
started recommending these
methods as first-line contracep-
tives, not only for adult women
but for teens.
The impact could be big, sug-
gests one recent study pub-
lished in Obstetrics & Gyne-
cology: When 9,000 teens and
women in the St. Louis area
were offered no-cost birth con-
trol, 75 percent chose IUDs
and implants and teen preg-
nancies and abortions fell dra-
matically, compared to national
rates. Earlier, data from the

same study, published in the
New England Journal of Medi-
cine, found that IUDs and im-
plants, with a yearly failure
rate of about 0.3 per 100 users,
worked up to 20 times better
than hormonal pills, patches
and rings to prevent pregnancy
among participants.
When cost is not a barrier,
"we learned what is most im-
portant to women is that a
method works really well," says
researcher Jeffrey Peipert, of
Washington University School
of Medicine, St. Louis. "And
many women liked the idea that
these were long-term methods.
They could get it and forget it."
A Mirena IUD, which con-
tains the hormone progester-
one, lasts five years; the copper
ParaGard IUD lasts 10 years
and the Nexplanon (formerly
Implanon) implant, which con-
tains progesterone, lasts three.
As with any method, there are
side effects and risks.
For the copper IUDs, side ef-
fects can include increased
menstrual bleeding and cramps.
The hormonal IUD often stops
periods which many women
consider a benefit, Raine-Ben-
nett says but also can cause
irregular bleeding. The Impla-
non/Nexplanon implants also
can cause irregular bleeding
and may increase the risk of
blood clots, especially in smok-
And none of these methods
protect against sexually trans-
mitted diseases, so they don't
eliminate the need for condoms.

Int rodnEiiti: M care Advantage HMO plans from Preferred Medical Plan: South Florida's
otlM~e pii t ey owied HMO with 40 years experience serving the community.

0 premiums

: $ : $0 deductibles

io: J$O doctor and hospital co-payments

./$0 for X-rays & routine lab work

: :. $0 for many prescription drugs

S Reibate of your $99.90 Part B Premium

Additionaldental, vision, hearing, transportation,

gym membership and more!

'-.. --


'. ,"r .

.3 : "" -, 4
i .. .
. ,.*L-. Z:

_ ? L : *. ,- -----..------
.. 11740 SW 88 St.
Miami, FL 33186
November 8, 2012 at 9.00 AM

: 5350 W 16 Ave.
Hiateah, FL'33012
November 7, 2012 at 3.00 PM
:': v November 14, 2012 at 9.00 AM

'. 11506 Quail Roost Dr.
S Miami, FL33157
November 12. 2012 at 2.00 PM
* '. -


3467 NE 163 St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
November 12 2012 at 9 30 AM

10754 SW 24 St.
Miami, FL 33165
November 13.2012 at 3 00 PM

A sales person will be present with
information and applications. For
accommodation of persons with special
needs at sales meetings call 1-300-767-5551.
ITY users call 1-300-955-8771

i. .


Call Today!


8am-8pm, Sunday-Saturday

TTY Users:


8am-8pm, Sunday-Saturday

Preferred Medical Plan is a Health Plan with a Medicare contract. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a .:l:oplie description of be-rfit. For more :if:rmati:ri-i contact the plan. Limitations,
co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums, and copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must :nriunri e to pay your Plan B premium. This 'nfornalii,- is available for free in
other languages. Please contact our customer service number at 1-800-767-5551, TTY 1-800-955-8771, 8 00.3m to 8:00pm, Sunday through Saturday, Eastern Time, for additional information. Esta 'nfrn.c iri esta
disponible en otros. idiomas sin costo alguno. Si desea obtener informaci6n adicional, comuniquese con nuestro servicio de atencibn al client al telefono 1-800-767-5551, TTY 1-800-955-8771, los siete dias de la
semana, de 8:00 a.m a 8:00 pm, hora del este. H3712_2013PRINTAD2 CMS Approved


~A A










Colleges extend deadline for applications Fish oil aids memory

By Greg Toppo

Add one more strike to Hur-
ricane Sandy's scorecard: It is
wreaking havoc on the college
admissions process.
The storm has scuttled this
weekend's planned admin-
istration of the SAT test for
thousands of students up and
down the East Coast. And just
days after Sandy made landfall,
colleges nationwide agreed to
scrap their traditional Nov. 1
deadline for early admission.
Instead, students affected by
the storm have until Nov. 5 to
apply to most schools.
"We're trying to be as flex-
ible and as accommodating as

we possibly can," said Mike
Steidel, director of undergradu-
ate admissions at Carnegie Mel-
lon University in Pittsburgh. "If
they're applying for early deci-
sion here, they're basically say-
ing, 'Carnegie Mellon is my first
choice.' Sowe definitely want to
be flexible for students that re-
ally want to be here."
The university fills about one-
fourth of its freshman class
with early-admission students,
Steidel said. Carnegie Mellon
will even consider further ac-
commodations if needed, he
Joyce Smith, CEO of the Na-
tional Association for College
Admission Counseling, said

moving back the deadline is
appropriate for students who
have been affected by Sandy.
"They're already stressed
out about applying early and
whether they're going to get in,"
she said.
If communities still don't
have power, students simply
may not be able to apply on-
line -- or to get electronic tran-
scripts from their high school.
"If you have no power, how can
you do that?" she said.
Kathleen Steinberg, a spokes-
woman for The College Board,
said the organization e-mailed
more than 125,000 students
in 12 states on Thursday to let
them know that if their school

remained closed Friday, they
should assume that the test
won't be administered this Sat-
urday or Sunday. "We felt that
was the safest thing to do un-
der .these circumstances," she
Steinberg said affected stu-
dents could take the test at no
extra charge later this month or
in December. The College Board
will also work with high school
seniors whose test scores are
part of an early-admissions
package to try to expedite score
A list of colleges that have
extended their early-admission
deadline is available on NA-
CAC's website.

Schools, family and clinics need to talk

continued from 7B

Dolcini, an associate professor
in the OSU School of Social
and Behavioral Health Sci-
ences told Science Daily. She
added, "This is possible, and
we should encourage more
of it. We wouldn't necessar-
ily expect a church to offer
condom demonstrations, but
a community clinic or school
sex education program might
do exactly that. And there's a
place for both."
Science Daily reported that
other findings included:
Stressing abstinence
at young ages is appropriate,
but could be made far more
effective if youth were taught
other forms of emotional in-
teraction as an alternative to
sexual intercourse.

-- Sex education will be
more effective if sex is treated
as a healthy part of life at ap-
propriate ages and circum-
Young women ben-
efitted strongly from families
who had open lines of com-
munication, talked about sex,
monitored their activities and
made it clear their health and
safety were important.
Many teenagers have
received surprisingly little ac-
curate information about sex
and sexual health.
It's not a secret why this
study is important: Black
teens and young adults bear
the brunt of the STD epidemic
in the U.S.
According to a 2009 CDC
study, 48 percent of Black
female teens had been diag-
nosed with an STD. Gonor-

rhea rates among Blacks are
higher than any other racial
or ethnic group and 20 times
higher than that of whites.
When you look at class
and race, the news is even
more alarming. Blacks ac-
counted for 71 percent of re-
ported gonorrhea cases and
almost half of all chlamydia
and syphilis cases. To make
matters worse, data estimates

that Black youth from low-
incomes families are 10 times
more likely to contract an
STD compared to their white
It's crucial for parents, edu-
cators and church members
to be part of the solution and
not the problem by perpetuat-
ing misinformation. Perhaps
everyone needs an STD 101

Pre-Thanksgiving Gospel Explosion

Pre-Thanksgiving gospel ex-
plosion, Sunday November 11
at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church,
11591 SW 220th Street,
Goulds, FL 33170. Dr. James
C. Wise, pastor.
Paul Beasley and the Gospel
Keynotes. Also featuring Morn-
ing Star M.B.C. Male Chorus,
Redeem of Miami, Lil Rev,The

Second Generation of Miami
and Artise Wright,The Spiritu-
al Harmonizers of Miami.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and
service starts at 6 p.m. All tick-
ets sold at the door. Adults,
$25; students 13-17 years
$10; children 5-12 years $5.
Ticket information 305-258-

continued from 7B

battery of tests to gauge the
strength of their working or
short-term memory.
After six months of supple-
mentation with fish oil, the
youthful subjects did 23 per-
cent better on a key challenge
to working memory: the ability
to recall, given a list of several
items, which one was men-
tioned three items back.
*The mystery of how omega-3s
work to rev up the brain, how-
ever, remains intact.
A key object of the research
was to determine whether ome-
ga-3 supplementation works
by boosting the availability and
function of the neurotransmit-
ter dopamine in a key part of

Holy Ghost Faith Deliverance
Ministries, 6225 NW 22 Ave,
Pastor Willie D. James host re-

the brain.
The study authors used posi-
tron emission tomography
(PET) scans to look deep into
the forebrain, to a region called
the striatum, where dopamine
is typically most plentiful. They
hoped to detect whether fish
oil supplementation would in-
crease dopamine levels there,
and whether such increases
could be linked to better work-
ing-memory performance.
The supplements did indeed
boost levels of DHA and EPA in
subjects' blood, but not in their
striata. Improved performance
in subjects' .working -memory
was linked to changes in blood
levels of the fatty acids in fish
oil, but that does little to ex-
plain how it works to improve

Less touches for kids

continued from 7B

of Medicine and Public Health,
who was not involved with the
new report.
"That's why kids are scared
of doctors. ... This could cause
problems in seeking health-
While the report provides ex-
pert guidance for doctors and
nurses, it can be helpful for

parents, too.
"Parents are the best advo-
cates for their children," said
Dr. Baruch Krauss, an associ-
ate professor of pediatrics at
Harvard Medical School, who
was not involved with the re-
port. "They can tell when their
child is anxious or in pain."
"By raising awareness of the
resources available," Krauss
added, "it helps parents know
what to do and what to ask for."

vival Nov. 14,. 15, 16, at 7:30
p.m. revivalist, Pastor Ann
Abraham. Call 786-413-3639.

\ "i

Tlie Xliami Times

.,, .., E,

Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

_ ~ Order of Services

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

Order of Services
',,',t l i l' l ,',d I1 ,T,

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

Order of Services
Sunday Morning 8 u.m.
Sunday School 10a.m.

Tue. Bible Class 6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship 10 a.m.

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

.. .. Order of Services
W ,
w W,,J 4 ,,'l v,
NJ~~l I11Iri T

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

._ Order of Services
i Ii 'l ',, llll W i. i'.lh. ll j1lh ".

i I ;r^li'i llillll l) 'W II I< ,, ,llt.

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street
*I l 'i*ll',ll'i I llil lt$

Order of Servtices

',. lJl Wll. hI .i 1.'ul I lI*
Mh, W.,1 '., ,.-.. W, jd,' diii

I.' p ifl I |,i ITS
huLnin'i^ni W,, p i ps ifi

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

I : i ....
I ~(~,, '^I i) h,'.,I ''*' ll" i""i
Odr [ o Slri, ellI s

^^H^^B hlil '*',J;' i "i,

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

_------ Order of Services
I I Sndilu Sihuol li o m
I '*. '- I Morniag W or'hql II a mlle ,u
-.'.- Prayer ad b ib Stly"
l^' M-i"C^- yiin l tuIT I ~ pm

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

S Order of Servires

Ml'l. '.llt M lIU., WS.il'.hl IIi ili

Black in America and Islands.,
are the Royal Family of Christ Heb. 7:14

~~---- 1- "I h.l b iii r I} 1
1 uind Silu,Ti{,, ') I
1 ilf i w I f ,,, 6 'h ,ijh ,;, ,, i,,

S i! I M.0,. il il, :1'l i'
i i

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

..-- -----f Order of Ser
i~l u i L,,,,,nluyl.i 'u ,h

'[..ur f l ,,. i, bl,' Ilu


'I'y I iit~


Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

. . Order of Services

MOl. Wd : ,r

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

Order of Services
Sunday Worahip 7 a.m.
11 am pm
Sunday Sdhiol 9.30 a m
Tuesday (Bible Study) b-45p m
Wednesday Bible Sludy
10.15 m


i (800) 254.NBB(
Fa,. 30568541105
www newbirihboplistmiomi org

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


Order of Services
Sunday Bible Sludy 9 am Morning Worshlp 10 o.m
eveningg Wr ship b p m
Wednesday General Bible Study 7 30 p m
lelevlor, Program Sure Fuundnrioni
My33 WBFS, Comiost 3 Soturday 1 30 a m
.ww pembrro porklhLr i holtrihir, ,urn priTibrol.epparl i't,'bt ll:oulh rael


ii i, 1*
i ;k-"r

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

"- Order of Services
Hour of Prayer 6 30 o m Early Morning Worship 7i 0 a m
.2 Saunday Shool 10 om Morning Worship 11 a m
Youth MliniTry Sludy Wed 7 p m Prayer Bible Study Wed 7 p m.
Noonday Altar Prayer. (M-F)
feeding the Hungry every Wednre:day II a m .1 pm
.*- w rirlerid'hpmbcrm o rg lriend:hippr'yrrbelldkourh nr,

New Way of Life Int'l Ministries
285 NW 199 Street
Miami, FL 33169
_a il i Ordi r of' e,
S Order of Servites

.id /, Ii TI pr',I, ,


Holy Ghost Revival





"3 r '


\; -- -




Terry Callier, 67, singer and songwriter

By Ben Sisario

Terry Callier, a Chicago sing-
er and songwriter who in the
1970s developed an incanta-
tory style that mingled soul,
folk and jazz sounds around
his meditative baritone, then
decades later was rescued from
obscurity when his work found
new fans in Britain, died last
Saturday in Chicago. He was
Callier's return in the 1990s
was one of the great recalled-
to-life stories in modern pop.
At his peak, in songs from the
70s like "Dancing Girl" and
"Occasional Rain," Callier sang
spiritual rhapsodies that began
with gentle guitar and built to
orchestrated, uplifting climax-
es. But commercial success
eluded him, and by the time
British fans began to seek him
out, he had retired from music
and was working as a computer
Before long, though, he was
being invited to perform in Lon-
don, and on his vacation time
he flew there to play for clubs
full of reverent fans. Begin-
ning with "TimePeace" (Verve)
in 1998, he released a stream
of new albums he finally
left the day job in 1999 and
collaborated with Paul Weller,
Beth Orton, the group Massive
Attack and other artists.
"It was like a dream," Cal-

Terry Callier, who mixed soul,
folk and jazz, in 2006.
lier said of his comeback per-
formances in an interview with
The New York Times in 1998.
"A couple of times I had to stop
the show because it was just
too over the top emotionally for
me to continue. People knew all
the words to my songs."
Terrence Orlando Callier
(pronounced CAL-yur) was
born in Chicago on May 24,
1945. Among his friends when
he was growing up were Curtis
Mayfield and Jerry Butler of the
Impressions. While still in high
school he recorded for Chess
Records, the Chicago blues and

R&B label, but his mother per-
suaded him to stay in school
before starting a music career.
He attended the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and became influenced by both
the folk movement and John
Coltrane. His debut album,
"The New Folk Sound of Terry
Callier," recorded in 1964 by
the folklorist Samuel Charters,
established that Callier was
difficult to categorize. He sang
traditional songs like "Cotton
Eyed Joe" and "900 Miles" with
a calm, low voice that evoked

An unusual performer
who had an equally
unusual comeback

Josh White and Fred Neil, but
the album's instrumentation -
acoustic guitar and two basses,
played sparingly gave the
recordings an atmosphere that
was both intimate and other-
In 1970 he joined Butler's
Chicago Songwriters Work-
shop, where he worked with
Charles Stepney, a producer
and arranger who also worked
with Earth, Wind and Fire. Mr.
Callier was a co-writer of the
Dells' 1971 hit "The Love We
Had (Stays on My Mind)" and
in 1972 released his own al-
bum, "Occasional Rain," on the

Cadet label, a Chess imprint.
He released four more albums
through 1978 on Cadet and
Elektra, but by the end of the
decade his career had slowed
Soon after recording a single,
"I Don't Want to See Myself
(Without You)," which he paid
for himself, in 1982, he quit
music and went to work as a
programmer at the National
Opinion Research Center, an
affiliate of the University of
Chicago. Meanwhile his music
was attracting a cult following
among British soul-music col-
lectors and D.J.'s, and around
1990 he got a call from Eddie
Piller of the Acid Jazz label,
who wanted to reissue "I Don't
Want to See Myself."
Callier is survived by his
daughter, Sundiata Callier-
Dullum; his son, Dhoruba
Somlyo; his companion, Shir-
ley Austin; his brother, Michael
Callier; and a grandson.
In 1998, Callier said he had
no ill feelings about the course
of his career.
"I feel very blessed for my
success," he said. "Everything
happens in its own time, and it
happened when I could handle
it. I didn't have to bend myself
out of shape to make a living,
I got a position in computer
programming, and I put my
daughter through college. It
couldn't have been any better."

Kayan Wright, 29, former service aide

Wife and mother

of two died from

rare bone cancer
By Erika Pesantes

Kayan Wright, a former Lau-
derhill police public service
aide, died last Sunday after be-
ing diagnosed with a rare bone
cancer after her daughter's
birth in June. She was 29.
Mrs. Wright, who served in the
Air Force from 2002 to 2008,
suffered from an advanced form
of osteosarconma. The cancer is
diagnosed in about 800 people
nationwide each year, accord-
ing to the American Cancer So-

The mother of two worked at
the Lauderhill Police Depart-
ment for two years after her
honorable discharge from the
military. She had aspired to be
a police officer.
In August, her colleagues
hosted a barbecue fundraiser
at the police station and an
emotional Mrs. Wright told
the Sun Sentinel at the time:
"They've gone above and be-
yond.anything I can ever dream

Now, her colleagues, some
of whom had shaved their
heads in a show of solidarity,
are grappling with the death of
their beloved co-worker.
"She was in good spirits and
seemed to be doing real well,"

S ..-

"Everyday is a gift, said Kayan
Wright, who also served in the
U.S. Air Force.

said Lauderhill Capt. Rick
Rocco, "Obviously, all of us
are saddened by her passing
and we're concerned about her
family. Every time you lose a
co-worker it affects everybody."
Relatives, including her hus-
band, parents and sister, were
her support system during her
ordeal, she had said.
"Every day is a gift and I just
want everyone to live their life
to the fullest," Mrs. Wright told
the Sun Sentinel in August.
Mrs. Wright is survived by
her husband, Jacoby Wright,
son Jarell, 4, infant daughter.
Kimora and other relatives.
A funeral service will be at
11 a.m. Nov. 10 at First Baptist
Piney Grove, 4699 W. Oakland
Park Blvd. in Lauderdale Lakes.

Danny Sims, producer who signed Bob Marley

By Rob Kenner

Few people outside of the Ca-
ribbean knew who Bob Marley
was when Danny Sims heard
him perform in 1968. But Mr.
Sims knew Marley was some-
thing special right away.
"What I heard," he recalled
years later, "was the next Bob
Sims, a music producer, pub-
lisher and promoter, promptly
signed Marley to his first inter-
national publishing and record-
ing contracts, setting him on
the road to becoming the first
reggae superstar.
Sims died of colon cancer
on Oct. 3 in Los Angeles, his
daughter, Anansa Sims-Patter-
son, said. He was 75.
His death was not widely re-
ported at the time. "He was
always-a very private person,"
said the filmmaker Rudy Lan-
glais, who had recently been
working on a documentary film
about Sims.
Danny Drew Sims was born
on Nov. 9, 1936, in Hatties-
burg, Miss., and moved with
his family to Memphis and later
Chicago. After service in the
Army, where he played foot-
ball on a team that traveled

throughout Europe,
he moved to New York
and opened a supper
club, Sapphire's, near
Times Square, which
he liked to claim was
"the first black-owned
club south of 110th

It was there that he

met a teenage singer
named Johnny Nash. Sims went
on to become Nash's manager,
and the two of them founded
a record label, JoDa, later re-
named JAD, whose roster
would include Gloria Gaynor,
Betty Wright and Lloyd Price.
(Nash had a No. 1 hit in 1972
with "I Can See Clearly Now.")
,In 1967 Sims and Nash trav-
eled to Jamaica, where Mr.
Nash recorded a number of
hit records at Federal Studios.
The next year Nash attended a
Rastafarian ceremony and was
impressed by a young singer
named Bob Marley. After hear-
ing Marley sing, Sims signed
him to a publishing deal and
also signed his vocal trio, the
Wailers, to JAD Records.
"He is one of the people most
responsible for Bob Marley's

success who has got-
ten the least amount
of notice for it," said
the reggae histo-
rian Roger Steffens,
who worked with
Mr. Sims to com-
pile "The Complete
Bob Marley and the
Wailers 1967-1972,"
a 15-CD reissue se-


Sims hired Marley and his
band mate Peter Tosh to write
songs for Nash, but was unsuc-
cessful in establishing them
as performers in the United
States. "Reggae was not accept-
ed as a commercial form at the
time," said David Simmons, Mr.
Sims's longtime business part-
ner. "The world wasn't ready for
In 1972, Sims sold Marley's
contract to Chris Blackwell of
Island Records, who made him
an international star. Mr. Sims
retained an interest in Marley's
publishing, and near the end of
his life worked as his manager.
In September 1980 Marley
opened for the Commodores
at Madison Square Garden, a
booking Sims had helped ar-

range. The day after the con-
cert, Marley collapsed while jog-
ging in Central Park. Mr. Sims
and another friend carried him
to the hospital, where he was
found to have terminal cancer.
He died less than a year later.
Simmons said that had Mar-
ley lived, his stardom might
have grown even bigger than
it did. "There was a big record
deal in discussion, with a $10
million advance," he said, "but
Bob couldn't take it up because
he was too ill."
Although Marley respected
Sims, their relationship was at
times contentious. "I discour-
aged Bob from doing the revo-
lutionary stuff," Sims once told
The Village Voice. "I'm a com-
mercial guy. I want to sell songs
to 13-year-old girls, not to guys
throwing spears." In 1987 Sims
unsuccessfully sued the Marley
estate for $6 million, claiming
that Marley had tried to avoid
paying him royalties by pub-
lishing songs pseudonymously.
Sims's marriage to the model
and actress Beverly Johnson
ended in divorce. In addition
to his daughter he is survived
by his sons, Jelani and Stacey;
his brother, Eddie; and a grand-

Milt Campbell, Olympic, 78,

Decathlon champion, dies

By Frank Litsky

Milt Campbell, an outstand-
ing all-around athlete who was
the first Black to become an
Olympic decathlon champion,
died on Friday at his home in
Gainesville, Ga. He was 78.
The cause was prostate can-
cer, said his companion, Linda
Campbell, who won the de-
cathlon at the 1956 Summer
Olympics and had also played
football professionally, some-
times expressed frustration
that he was less well known
than the four other Americans
who became Olympic decath-
lon champions from 1948 to
1976: Bob Mathias (twice),
Rafer Johnson, Bill Toomey
and Bruce Jenner.
Each of those four was ac-
claimed the world's greatest
athlete and received endorse-
ment contracts and acting
roles. Mathias became a five-
term congressman, Johnson a
confidant of the Kennedy fam-
ily. Campbell, in contrast, re-
mained relatively unknown.
Campbell, who stood 6 feet
3 inches and weighed about
220 pounds, spent 1957 in the
National Football League with
the Cleveland Browns. He was
a backup to his fellow rookie
running back Jim Brown, who
would go on to become one of
professional football's most cel-
ebrated players.
Just before the opening game
in 1958, he later recalled, he
was called in to the office of
Paul Brown, the team's coach,
who wanted to know why
Campbell had just married a
white woman. Campbell said
he told Brown that was not the
coach's business.
The Browns cut Campbell the
next day. He went to Canada,
where he played pro football
with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats,
the Montreal Alouettes and the
Toronto Argonauts until 1964.
Before that, at Plainfield High
School in New Jersey; Camp-
bell was world class in track
and a champion swimmer. At
Indiana University, where his
career was interrupted by Navy
service, he starred in track and
football. He also excelled in ten-
nis, bowling, judo, karate and
The Olympic filmmaker Bud
Greenspan once said, "Camp-

bell was, to me, the greatest
athlete who ever lived."
Campbell's first decathlon
came in 1952 in the United
States Olympic trials. He fin-
ished fifth in the hurdles but
made the team in the decath-
lon. (Later in his career, Camp-
bell returned to the hurdles,
setting world records in the in-
door 60-yard high hurdles and
the outdoor 120 high hurdles
in 1957.) His second decathlon
came weeks later: while still in
high school, he finished sec-
ond to Mathias in the Helsinki
In 1956, two days before
Campbell's Melbourne compe-
tition began, he was visited by
Johnson, his teammate and the
Olympic favorite. As Campbell
recalled for The Star-Ledger of
Newark in 2011:
"Rafer sat on the bed and
said, 'So how do you think this
is going to turn out?' And I just
said: This is a bad year for you
to show up. Because this could
be your two best days, but I'm
still going to walk away with it.'
And Rafer looked at me like I
had hit him with a bat."
Campbell's prediction was
correct. He won that gold med-
al and set an Olympic record of
7,937 points for the 10 events.
Johnson won the silver medal
that year; without Campbell as
competition, he won the gold in
Milton Gray Campbell was
born on Dec. 9, 1933, in Plain-
field. When race riots broke
out in Newark in 1967, he re-
turned from Canada, where he
had been living and working, to
help quell the tension in New
Jersey. In 1968, he co-founded
a community center and an al-
ternative school there.

Don't poison the children

continued from 7B

medicine cabinets.
To avoid accidental poison-
ings, the FDA says parents
and caregivers should:
Store medicines in a safe
location that is too high for
young children to reach or see.
Never leave medicines or
vitamins out on a kitchen
counter or a child's bedside.

If a medicine bottle has a
safety cap, relock it each time
you use it.
Remind babysitters, house-
guests, and visitors to keep
purses, bags, or coats that
have medicines in them away
and out of sight when they are
in your home.
Avoid taking medicines
in front of young children
because they like to mimic



Mianmi-Dad County Health Department



-T A "



'- '.t -.. '_ '. -- :' ,' -: '' ,; '-'., , -


retired Marine

died November 3 &
1. Survivors
include: his
sister, Mattie
Dillard Harrison;
nieces ,
(George), Beverly (Curry) Dixon;
Betty (Edward) Strachan, Ingrid
Pearson, Rubye Walker; nephew,
Willie Walker, Jr., and a host of
grandnieces and nephews and
other sorrowing relatives and
friends Service 2 p.m., Wednesday
in the chapel.

RUTH M. LONG, 92, counselor
for Miami Dade
County School
died November v
1. Survivors
include: her I
husband, James
A. Long Sr.; son, I -
John A. Long
one grandson, Richard; two
granddaughters Sabine and
Jessica; two nieces; one nephew
and a host of other relatives and
friends. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday
at Church of the Open Door.

recovery agent
for Eastern
Financial Credit
Union died
3. Survivors
include: his
wife, Edith
L. Newbold;
daughter, Cassandra Newbold;
sons James Newbold Jr., and
Christopher K. Newbold; three
grandchildren; two great grands;
brother, Benjamin Newbold
(Winnie) and a host of other
relatives and friends. Litany 6 p.m.,
Thursday at St. Anne's Episcopal
Church. Service 11 a.m., Friday
at St. James In The Hill Episcopal

retired, died
November 2
at Jackson
Memorial I
Survivors .

incl u

de :

brothers; three sisters; daughters,
Sonya Knight (Claretha), Rosena
Wright (John), Chiquetta Joseph
(Samuel), Shana Jackson-
Crittenden (Raymond) and Vania
Thomas (Travis); 18 grandchildren
and 11 great-grands. Service 1
p.m., Saturday at Tabernacle of


student, died
October 31
at home.
parents, Henry
and Kecia
Wright; siblings;
sister, Jazmine
and brother

Jordan Wright. Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at New Birth East, 13230
NW 7 Avenue.

ARLENE YOUNG, 87, retired,

died November
3 at Aventura
Hospital .
Service 1 p.m.,
Friday at St.
Mark Baptist.

died October
27. Services
were held.


80, preschool
teacher for
Wallace Day
Care Center ..
died November
3. Survivors I.
include: her
husband, Father
Samuel Browne retired Vicar of St.
Patrick Episcopal Church in West
Palm Beach, Fl.; daughters, Mary
Anita Browne and Angelita Browne;
sister, Hortense M. Collier; Litany 7
p.m.,-Friday at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at the church.

43, procurement .
specialist, died
November 4 '
at Jackson
Memorial a I
Hospital. He
leaves to
mourn: mother,
Lillie Brown;
wife, Jamara Alvis-Brown; brother,
Robert Davis (Denise); children;
Joshua, Tatyana and Jeremiah.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Army retired/ j.
died October
31 at Hospice
By The Sea
Care Center.
mother,. Bettye
DeBose and his beloved wife of 31
years, Donella; two brothers, Arthur
Lee, Jr. and Algenon DeBose;
one sister, Ardyce "Cheyenne;"
sons, Andre L. Baker and Andre
L. DeBose 11; daughter, Anyea
Lo'Real; four grandchildren, in-
laws, other relatives and friends.
Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Miami
Central Senior High Auditorium.

clerk, died October 29. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Mt Mariah.

tired teacher, died November 5 at
home. Service 10 a.m., Saturday
at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist

maker, died
November 1 at
Jackson North.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the

housewife, died
October 29 at
North Shore
Hospital. Ser-
vice 12:30 p.m.,
Saturday in the


. e


Miami Gardens

JONATHAN OLLIFF, 82, barber,
died November
1 at Kindred
Hospital .
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Peace
Baptist Church.

67, nurses
assistant, died
November 4 at
Golden Glades
Nursing Home.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the



died November
1 at The
Claridge House.
are incomplete.

carpenter, died November 2
at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

October 31. Services were held.


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,
W .--^,. ..


is thankful to each of you for
your visits, prayers, smiles
and messages of hope. You
will never be forgotten.
For those of us who are be-
lievers know that we will see
her again!
Our family will continue to
lean on you for strength.
We miss you Mama.
Love, Pinne, James, Dorothy
and Bennie.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

A year has passed since you'
been gone.
I think about you always,
but especially more today.
"Bump", you were my lover,
friend and most of all, my soul
mate. I will always love and
miss you. May your soul rest
in peace.
John and family

In loving memory of,


MARY SMITH, 83, homemaker,
DARRELL died October
23. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at Christian

79, died
MLK October 31.
Service 11 a.m.,
54, home- Saturday at
House of God
Miracle Temple.

Carey Royal Ram'n
ROBERT BROWN, 70, died
.INS, 77, October 30 at
Jackson Health
*"*' -. Systems. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the
A1s chapel.

TERENCE BROWN, 45, chef,
died Novem-
ber 5 at home.
Viewing 1-6
p.m., Wednes-
day November
14 in the chapel.
Service 2:30
p.m., Thursday
November 15 in
the chapel.

tober 27. Services were he

retired nurse,
died November
2 at Ponce Plaza
Nursing and
Rehab. Viewing
5-9 p.m, Friday
in the chapel,
14200 NW 57
Avenue. Service 11 a.m.,
at True Light Church c
Christ, 8449 NW 22 Avenu

died October
30 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Viewing i
5-9 p.m., Friday
in the chapel .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Herman A.M.E.
Church of Naranja.

died Oc-

November 1 at Baptist Hospital. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

November 3 at home. Arrange-
ments are incomplete.

JOSEFA CAMEJO, 88, died Oc-
tober 14 at Hialeah Hospital. Ser-
vices were held.

Coca County

"LIGHTEN", 64, Jackson Memori-
al Hospital clerk, died October 29 in
Cocoa, FL. May all your dreams be
filled in God's loving hands. Rest in
ERSON- peace. Your loving sister, Albertha
Kirkland and family.

74, died November 3 at home. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Saturday at New Mo-
riah M.B. Church.
As a public service to our com-
munity, The Miami Times prints
weekly obituary notices submit-
ted by area funeral homes at no
ER, 72, charge.
These notices include: name of
the deceased, age, place of death,
employment, and date, location,
and time of service.
Additional information and
S photo may be included for a nomi-
nal charge. The deadline is Mon-
S day, 2:30 p.m. For families the
deadline is Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.


wish to thank everyone for
your heartfelt prayers, words
of encouragement, love and
support. Your thoughtful-
ness did not go unnoticed and
a personal thank you is forth-
God bless you!
The Johnson and McKinney

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

01/09/48 11/11/07

Love always, Sherri'anne,
Willie, Shirlenia, Willie, Jr.
and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

11/02/1959- 11/09/2011

We love and miss you.
Your family

01/01/1922- 11/04/2007

We think of you always but
especially today. You will nev-
er be forgotten although you
are gone away. Your memory
is a keepsake with which we
never part. God has you in
His keeping, we have you in
our hearts.
The Rahming Family

Happy Birthday

Missing you always. We love
Pearl, Aunt Laura and

Darryl, we miss you so
much. We love you, but God
loves you best.
Love always, parents, broth-
ers, children and grandchil-

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

12/16/1953 11/06/2008

'A Saint, a Wife and Mother.'
Living this life on earth
without you is like having no
sunshine and no rain.
All we can do is to thank
God for the precious moments
we enjoyed together while you
were here with us.
We love you, we miss you.
Enjoy the presence of the
Your loving husband, Carroll
and daughter, Chelsea.

Happy Birthday

We love and miss you.
Byron, James, Katt and

The Probate Law Group, P.A.

Attorneys & Counselors-At-Law

Simple Last Will & Testaments Prepared for As Low As $95
Simple Powers of Attorneys Prepared for As Low As $75
Quitclaim Deeds
Suillnniar' Adnumistraionsii Fonnal .Adnllisltratilns
Guardianisllps i Trusts Medicaid Tiust
Call Today

I lr a ne U aA I W IrWa o nma Vma nc I M v
1(01 wwiu.i 6

Range Wright & Young Hadley Davis
-i i ----: n-- -- -

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


- a
^^ '^- n te^ 1

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

08/10/1947 11/05/2011 DRIESSEN, SR.
11/10/1962 08/04/2011

In Memoriam

In loving memory of, In loving memory of,

-qgw ,:ffm -, I .2M r -
11/04/1942 02/04/2011 11/08/1942 09/14/2010








i r:i
" :~3~.

i -

9 ~
i : `4

r;~ ~






' :, b '.



The Miami Times

f ifestye ranment


Alani, Ttc S i.drep.,rl In other words, she was unwilling to perform because her contract '
to perform because she had not called for cash or a certified check.
Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater been paid in accordance with her "She made the entire festival look
was the featured vocalist for last contract. Then she left the stage. bad," Pautesta-Herder said.
Friday night's Miami Nice Jazz It was an unfortunate end to the Bndgewater, also a Tony
Festival at the Gusman Center, but first of three nights of musical award winner, is considered the
fans got more than they bargained entertainment highlighting cultural "godmother." of the festival, which
for when the\ heard her words of uies between Miami and ts sister has been taking place in France
greetings city. Nice, in France. since 1948. It came to Miami for
"My contract w\as signed months According to Philippe Pautesta- the first time this year. Bridgewater
ago but it has not been respected." Herder, the Miami-based producer has been part of the French festival
said Bridge%%ater, 62, w-,ho is a of the fesuival, the singer was o\er the past few years without
three-time Grammy winner. paid bv, check but she refused Please turn to BRIDGEWATER 2C


brings crowd

to their feet
Miami Times staff report
The Adrienne Arsht Center's Knight
Concert Hall was filled with the sound
of hundreds of children singing "this
little light of mine, I'm going to let it
shine" and other popular songs on Sat-
urday, Oct. 27 as the Miami Children's
Chorus [MCC] performed to the delight
of an estimate 1,000 patrons. The
MCC, in partnership with the Adrienne
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
and the Light/Holocaust and Human-
ity Project, presented Sing Miamil a
weekend of free events that included
a daylong teacher workshop, a perfor-
mance of the children's opera Brundi-
bar and a community sing-along.
The weekend, began with more than
80 public and private school music
teachers and some 20 students from a
Florida International University choral
methods class, filling into the Knight
Concert Hall stage to learn from one of
the State's top instructors Dr. Judy
'Bowers, professor of music at Florida
State University. The workshop focused
on the science and art of teaching,
so that educators can be anchored in
pedagogy but also feel free to use their
imaginations and creativity.
....., M- r The second portion of Sing Miami
,y ,-- ... .-" .-.'.. included the performance of the chil-
: dren's opera Brundibar and an audi-
ence participation sing-along. The
Please turn to MCC 2C

.............*. .* .................. .................********************** *..*........*.*....*...*......... ....**..........*............... ............... ..............

T hrsee-n I

Onh S raaass

a .,
fro tio n a
A- saebtl nudbtenFoaEcitn
56,whowa decrbedas "eloedparner"sfjHms
le' adama ht lis ob tedcesda(o'
esrng( rohr
Ric ar T orto ofPhlaelhi clim t b H ms

JayTfrfl TcjV'
By Chris Witherspoon
Queen Latifah has found her new
daytime home. CBS has landed The
Queen Latifah Show, a syndicated
daily talk show that garnered plenty of
S interest among the networks. The show
is being executive produced by Latifah
along with power couple Will and Jada
Pinkett-Smith and will offer more than
just sit-down chats. It's said to feature
Please turn to LATIFAH 2C



Sylvia Williams- Rio, Carta
Garner and her Gena, and
entourage; boarded Sylvia's family ba-
a plane, and land- nana groves where
ed safely in Costa the tourists became
Rica, where she was educated over the fun-
born and lived until adamentals of selling

she moved to Mi- BL
ami. With her were: BROWNING
Dora Williams,
Melvina A. Her-
rinton, Blondell Browning, on h
Janet Nichols, Barbara Ed- hooc
monson, Tommie & Regan ing
Paramore, Pearlie Mary- she
land, W. Randall,
Helena Harris, De-
lores Blocker, and
After settling
down the entou-
rage went on a tour
to the Panama Ca-
nal, Colon, Aruba,
Columbia, Cache HERRINGTON

Sthe bananas in
South Florida.
Sylvia also
educated them
ier birth to adult-
d, while switch-
to Spanish when
wanted to show
out her mastery
in another lan-
guage. Then, it


was back on the plane
for an enjoyable trip
back to South Florida,
where everyone kissed
the earth upon arrival.
A collaborative ef-
fort was put forth by

the top echelon of
the NAACP including
Adora Obi Nweze,
state president; Ben-
jamin T. Jealous,
national president;
Dr. Bradford Brown,
local president; Ros-
lyn M. Brock, chair-
man of the board;

fet-style serv-
ing, while the
Psi Phi Band
the attendees,
Shirley John-
son welcomed
the crowd, fol-
lowed by An-
gela Nelson

spiriting new
irship and the impor-
)f voting in this year's
format of the program
it together Executive,
y Baltimore and the
oyner Morning Show
it 105 FM. He was
ed to introduce the
e speaker, Rev. Jim-
my Brown,
who has a
midnight talk
show on the
same station.
His resume
includes his
37-year ser-
vice in the
United Meth- EDMD

odist Church,
honors and
awards and a
with Phi Beta
Sigma Frater-
nity Inc.
BROWN Dr. Brown NV
took over
the mic to thank the spon-
sors, such as Mayor Andre
Pierre, City of North Mi-
ami, Cox Media, William
D.Talbert III, Greater Mi-
ami Convention Bureau, Jo-
seph McCray, Jesse Trice
Center, Miami Dolphins,
Progressive Firefighters, The
Courtney Group the Psi Phi
Band and our
politicians --
in Washing-
ton D.C. and
Others in at-
tendance in-
cluded Art
and Hya-
ONSON cinth John- JOn

son, Rosetta Vick-
ers, Brian and Doris
Hart, Anita Harrell,
Cynthia S. Saun-
ders, Albertha Nel-
son, Mabel Brown,
Dr. Malcolm Black,
W. Granger, A. John-
son and A. Knight.
EZE Strong sup-
port came to Con-
gresswoman Fredericka
S.Wilson, Wilbert "Tee"
Holloway and Dorothy
Commissioners Barbara
Jordan, Jean Monestime,
Audrey Edmonson, Den-
nis Moss, Oscar Brynon,
Dwight Bullard, Barbara
Watson, Representatives
Daphne Campbell
and Cynthia Staf-
ford, Michelle Spen-
ce-Jones, Mayor
Oliver Gilbert, -Otis
N- Wallace, Myra Tay-
lor, Dorothy John-
son, Alonzo Mourn-
ing and Gepsie Me-
DAN tellus.

A grand time was enjoyed
by all who journeyed to
Key West, a trip sponsored
by the "winter month" of
Saint Agnes the commit-
tee members were: Caro-
lyn S. Mond, Florence S.
Moncur and Betty Blue.
Some of those making the
trip: Fred Brown, Francina
Robinson, Barbara Bur-
rows, Joyce Hepburn, Da-
vid Wilson, Cheryl Trout-
man, Cynthia Troutman-

Brown, Gwen ,g. B
Thomas, Hel-
en Ward and Janell Hall.
Happy 39th wedding an-
niversary goes out to Har-
old and Maliney L. Clarke,
Old Miamians were sad-
dened over the demise of
two native Miamians: Inez
McKinney Dean Johnson
and Prince Gordon, Sr.
Sympathy to their families.
Get well wishes and our

prayers goes out to all sick
and shut-ins in out com-
munity: Gloria Bannister,
Clarance Clear, Sr., Prin-
cess Lamb, Lottie Major-
Browne, Shirley Bailey,
Rose Marie Gooden, Nao-
mi Allen-Adams, Donza-
leigh "Lisa" McKinney,
Jacquelyn F. Livingston,
Norma Culmer-Mims, Wil-
menia Stirrup-Welbh and
Willie Neal.
Are you ready for some
football? Bethune-Cookman
and FAMU game, November
16-18. A week of fun galore.
See you in Orlando.
Delta sorors wish you

well Soror Clarice Warner
as you relocate to Conyers,
Congratulations to An-
drea Wanza and her hus-
band, on the birth of their
daughter Alexandrea Di-
ana. Alexandrea entered
the world on her mother's
birthday, August 25th, at 6
pounds and 12 ounces.
Gloria McWhirter has re-
ceived a dual appointment
as associate dean of career
instruction with Rush Uni-
versity and. Malcolm X City
College in Chicago, IL. In
addition she is pursuing
her Ph, D. Congratualtions.

Miami Children's Chorus delights crowd

continued from 1C

afternoon began with a per-
formance of Ani M'amin, a
traditional Jewish song sung
by Jews as they entered the
gas chambers. MCC choristers
honored the children who lost
their lives during the Holo-
caust. Immediately following,
choristers began the children's
opera Brundibarl Originally

composed in 1938, by Jewish
Czech composer Hans Krasa,
the opera highlights the 'tri-
umph of good over evil and the
powerless ovref the mighty. To
conclude the weekend's events,
MCC choristers made their
way into the audience, singing
This Little Light of Mine and
an inspirational song titled, A
Promise I will Keep, composed
by Nick Page.
The MCC, for children ages

8-17, provides a choral music
education program that is not
only centered on performance.
but also on the development
of life'edifying skills, cultural
awareness and social respon-
sibility. For 47 years, the MCC
has dedicated its efforts to the
betterment of its communityby
focusing on the growth and fu-,
ture success of its youth. "Our
goal is to provide our members
and participants a unique, ex-

citing'and purposeful experi-
ence that will bring joy to their
lives" said Timothy A. Sharp,
For more information about
the MCC, visit www.miamich-
ildrenschorus.org, or call 305-
662-7494. Their next perfor-
mance will be with the Florida
Grand Opera in La Boheme
Nov. 17th Dec. 8 and with the
Cleveland Orchestra perform-
ing the Mahler Symphony, Nov.
16th & 17th.

Actor unburied, while loved ones fight

continued from 1C

child and Enchinton claimed
that he never mentioned any
family members.
In September, a judge or-
dered DNA testing to determine
whether or not Thornton is in
fact Hemsley's biological broth-
er, the results of that test have
not been reported.
SThere is also a third person
who has come forward to con-
test Hemsley's will. Reverend
Michael George Wells, a minis-

ter at Arch Street United Meth-
odist Church who claims to
be a cousin on Hem sley's moth-
er's side.
Wells told the El Paso Times,
"There is only one person in the
world who I believe Sherman
would call a sister, and that is
my mother, we are family, and
we are not looking for money.
But if we are entitled to some-
thing, we don't want anyone
else to have it."
The minister added that he
believes Enchinton was not
close to Sherman and that

Thornton is not related to him.
Wells hopes to join in the le-
gal fight but allegedly does not
have the $10,000 for legal fees
to do so.
Wells also said he was per-
plexed by the report that Hems-
ley died of cancer:
"In the beginning they said
he died of natural causes. Then
it came out he had cancer,
there needs to be an investiga-
tion. We have no knowledge of
the doctors, hospitals, no one
talked to us about his cancer.
Everything we found out was

from the news... Flora knows
my Family, this is what perplex-
es, me. I called there on June
1, and why did she not tell me
Sherman w.as dying of cancer?"
The Methodist minister also
questions the will itself and
believes the estate to be worth
"beyond" the $50,000 Enchin-
ton claims it to be.
"The will and probate were
found seven days after he died.
No one reached out to me, my
mother, my family or any (per-
son with a) relationship to

Vocalist pulls out of music festival

continued from 1C

incident. She was supposed
to sing in the third of three
sets scheduled for last Friday
According to Pautesta-Herder,
the concert organizers had
already wired Bridgewater half
of her $17,000 fee. But some
30 minutes before she was
scheduled to take the stage in

front of a crowd of about 300,
organizers handed Bridgewater
a check for the remainder.
But her contract called for the
check to be certified. Organizers
frantically tried to assure
Bridgewater that the check
was good but without positive
results. Meanwhile, in the
auditorium, what was expected
to be a 15-minute intermission
dragged on for almost an hour.
Then Bridgewater mounted the

stage. But only to say that she-
was not going to sing.
Pautesta-Herder says she
tncked the organizers and that
it was quite embarrassing.
The festival continued
Saturday night with South
Florida-based jazz singer Nicole
Henry and the Eddie Palmieri
Latin Jazz Band headlining
and Sunday night with jazz and
French cuisine at The Biltmore

Patrons were allowed to
either exchange their tickets for
another show or receive a full
refund. Before Bridgewater's
very short appearance, the FIU
University jazz band performed
with torch singer Sally Night -
later a combo led by bassist Kyle
Eastwood, son of actor Clint
Eastwood, donned the stage.
Bridgewater disappointed
many fans but yes, the show did
go on.

Queen Latifah's second chance at television

continued from 1C

all of Latifah's many talents and
will blend comedy and music
into the talk show format.
It's been almost a year to the.
day since we brought you the
news that Latifah.was putting
a talk show together. Today
Deadline brought word that
although things came close
with NBC, Queen Latifah will
be spending her days chatting
it up on CBS. The Queen

Latifah Show will feature the
usual celebrity interviews
and pop culture news, along
with human interest stories
arid musical performances.
The CBS deal is a big one;
the network will be airing
Latifah's show across the
board on all 16 CBS owned
and operated stations.
This could fill a void in CBS'
daytime syndicated lineup.
They've got longtime hit
Judge Judy as well as Dr. Phil
and Rachael Ray, but Latifah

brings a very different type
of show to the network. The
blend of celebrity interviews
and musical performances
is something CBS doesn't
currently have, and Latifah
herself carries an element of
cool few other talk show hosts
can claim.
Set for a 2013 launch,
The Queen Latifah Show
will likely be the big news
in daytime television next
season. Bethenny Frankel's
talker Bethenny did manage

to earn itself a spot in the
Fox lineup after a successful
summer trial run, but it will
hardly enter the market with
the same sort of splash.
Incidentally, Queen Latifah is
actually making her second
run at a talk show. She ran
two seasons with the very
same title in syndication from
1999-2001. She's come a
long way since then, is more
mature and has an Oscar
nomination under her belt.
This time it just might work.

Nina Simone biopic

blasted in letter

Jazz legend's officialwebsite finally

speaks on casting
By Evelyn Diaz

The biopic of Nina Simone is "
filled with drama, and not just
in the script.
The first photos of Zoe Sal-
dana in character as the jazz
legend surfaced this week and
the controversy surrounding 1
the casting of the Afro-Latina
star as Simone has reached a .
fever pitch. Many believe that '
casting Saldana, who dons an -'' "
Afro wig; dark makeup and a NINA SIMONE
prosthetic nose to play the mu- The letter continues, "given
sical icon, is an affront to Sim- the focus on Nina's fire of a
one's legacy. spirit in fighting for beautiful
Now, the person behind Nina dark skinned and wide-nosed
Simone's official website has Black women, how in the world
published a harsh open letter could they have cast Zoe Sal-
blasting Saldana and director dana, only then to darken her
Cynthia Mort for their partici- and widen her nose?"
pation in the film. While the letter makes clear
"Discussions over Zoe being Simone's estate will not at-
or not being'Black enough'are tempt to halt production -on
the most heated and the most the unauthorized biopic, it
prevalent," the letter states. does conclude with this cou-
"While I understand this,, plet:
I think it deals only with the "Nina recognized injustice,
symptom of what is going on and Nina never shut up So
rather than the underlying should we, and neither should
gentrification of Nina's iden- we."
tity itself. If they were telling Neither Saldana nor the pro-
the true story of Nina Simone, ducers or director of the film
Zoe, would not have ended up have responded to the criticism
in this role." with an official statement.

The Best Man sequel given a release date
By Marcus Reeves ris Chestnut and Nia Long,
was released 14 years ago, it
A year after it was an- grossed $35 million and be-
nounced that Universal Pic- came a modern classic.
tures was moving forward No word yet on the story, but
with a sequel to the 1999 hit there is word that Malcolm D.
romantic comedy The Best Lee will, once again, write, di-
Man, the much-anticipated rect and co-produce. Lee, who
project has now been given a also hosted a Best Man re-
release date. Universal Pic- union dinner with members of
tures sent out an email, which the original cast (which initial-
set the release date for the un- ly sparked rumors of a sequel),
titled follow-up for Friday, No-. also plans to ask original cast
member 15, 2013. members to reprise their roles.
When The Best Man, which Lee is currently directing
starred Taye Diggs, Mor- Scary Movie 5.


dazzles with explosive
choreography and
thrilling spectacle..."
Showbiz Chicago

NOVEMBER 11 at 3 & 7:30PM .w
Knight Concert Hall

TICKETS! 305.949.6722 arshtcenter.org

AdrienneArsht Center



Leon W. Russell,
vice-chairman and Shirley member
Johnson, vice president. tance c
S They put life into a election
fledging NAACP, that The f
experienced its pres- brougl
ident resigning from Rodne
the position, and Dr. Tom J
Brown accepting the on Ho
interim position. honore
This did not negate keynot
providing the
KCK community
with the Free-
dom Fund 2012 Elec- ip
tion Year Extravagan- ,
za, last Saturday, at
Doubletree on 72nd
Ave, with a change in
the format from a sit-
down dinner to a buf- STAFFORD






Are paper receipts on

the road to extinction?

Stores save trees

(and money) by

offering e-receipts

By Wendy Koch

The "paper or plastic" man-
tra at store checkouts is get-
ting a digital twin: "paper or
As smartphones proliferate,
more stores and banks are
offering to e-mail shoppers
their receipts rather than giv-
ing them a printed copy. These
electronic or digital receipts,
touted as green for saving pa-
per and convenient for saving
time, enable retailers to mar-
ket directly to customers.
"It's a growing trend," says
John Talbott,of Indiana Uni-
versity's Center for Education
and Research in Retailing. He
says companies are rushing to
mimic what Apple started in

8 The Beta Beta Lambda
chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha will kick off its 75th
Diamond Anniversary with
a Anniversary Gala, Nov.
10th at the Trump Doral Golf
Resort & Spa. Call 305-358-

m Mt. Tabor MBC's Walk
for Peace/Candlelight Vigil
will be held Nov. 8th at
6 p.m., starting at 17th
Ave. and ending at Miami
Northwestern's track field.
Contact Steve at 786-489-

2005, adding he expects "any
retailer worth their salt will of-
fer this."
This year, Macy's began of-
fering paperless receipts at its
stores nationwide and, begin-
ning in August, Wells Fargo
extended this option begun
at its ATMs in 2010 to trans-
actions inside bank branches.
Citibank announced in Sep-
tember that it would also offer
electronic receipts at its ATMs.
Other companies with an e-
receipt option include Nord-
strom, Best Buy, Whole Foods,
Kmart, Sears and Gap.
A third, or 35 percent, of re-
tailers offer digital receipts,
and half of them do so at all
their stores, according to a
survey of 3,900 retailers re-
leased earlier this year by
marketing firm Epsilon.

"There's a tremendous
amount of interest," says Ep-

banquet/induction Hall of
Fame ceremony Nov. 10th
at the Doubletree Hotel. Call

S Senior Citizen Concern
Group, Inc. invites you
to their yearly picnic for all
seniors and shut-in. To RSVP
please call Sylvia Williams at

W A Landmark Learning
Center Staff will. host a
reunion Nov. 12th at ,the
Golden Corral, 9045 Pines
Blvd. Contact John at 954-

silon President Andrew Fraw-
ley, noting digital receipts have
proved to boost sales. He says
while an e-mail address can be
worth hundreds of dollars to a
retailer, he advises corporate
clients not to deluge customers
with too many promotions be-
cause of "e-mail fatigue."
"Sustainability is a large
part of our culture, so paper-
less receipts were a no-brainer
for our shoppers," says Rick
Kilmer of FLOR, a company
that opened 12 U.S. stores
this year to sell carpet squares
made with recyclable materi-
als. He says usage varies by
city, but at least half of its cus-
tomers nationwide choose e-
"It's really about convenience
for the customers. ... No one
likes the mess of all the paper,"
says Richele Messick of Wells
Fargo. She says 12 percent of
eligible ATM receipts are now
Please turn to RECEIPTS 4C

Association Inc will meet
Nov. 15th at 6 p.m., in the
BTW high school cafeteria.
Contact Lebbie, 305-213-

a The Lemon City
Cemetery Community
Corporation invites you tc
the Re-interment Service
of the Human Bones
Discovered, Nov. 16th at
10 a.m., at the Lemon City
Cemetery, 485 NW 71st
Ave. Call 305-638-5800.

i Miami Jackson Class
of 1982 celebrates 30 years
on Nov. 23-25th, 2012.
Contact Stephanie van Vark
at 305-710-2212.

Booker T. Washington
ClasC of 1967 mPeet

Rihanna reveals track listing

celebrates upcoming album
the album, and last week she
Pop star s shared with her fans that her
TT-r seventh studio release is all

unapologetc ro
debut Dec. 11th

By Jocelyn Vena

Rihanna has just completed
work on her November 19
album release, Unapologetic,
and to celebrate it she is shar-
ing with her fans the album's
track list.
She tweeted out the hand-
written tracklist this week.
While she flies solo on most
of the tracks, she does enlist
the help of several of her pals,
including Eminem and Chris
Brown for the album. Em, who
previously worked with the
singer on "Love The Way You
Lie" and its sequel, will jump
on a track titled, "Numb."
Meanwhile, Rih's working
with her rumored boyfriend
Chris Brown on a tune called,

N The Miami
Northwestern Class of
1967 will resume class
meetings in Sept. Call 305-

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

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

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

8 The BTW Alumni monthly. Call 305-333- S Alumni of Raines and
Athlete Club will have a a BTW Alumni 7128. New Stanton Sr. High of

''<7 .
"Nobodies Business." The pair
raised eyebrows earlier this
year when they each jumped
on remixes of their songs,
"Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up
the Music" back in February.
Other collaborations include
appearances from Future and
Mikky Ekko.
Over the weekend she
tweeted that she was hitting
the studio to finish up work on

Jacksonville will cruise in May
2013 for a joint 45th class
reunion. Call 305-474-0030.

0 Dads for Justice assists
non-custodial parents with
child support matters. Call

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

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

N Evans County High
School Alumni is creating a
South Florida Alumni contact

locked, loaded and ready for
public consumption.
She tweeted, "Man my album
is complete, and I need a drink
and a roll up! It was quite the
journey, but it's all part of our
In addition to the standard
issue, out in two weeks, the
singer is also offering up a
pricier VIP version of the al-
bum, her follow-up to 2011's
Talk That Talk. Dubbed as the
"Diamonds Executive Plati-
num Box," it hits retailers on
December 11, will cost $250
and will feature a number of
bonuses not available in the
standard issue. If that's too
pricey, the singer is also offer-
ing a $79 "Diamonds Deluxe
Edition Box." That hits stores
the same day as the album
but offers up considerably less
goodies than the Platinum

roster. Call 305-829-1345 or

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

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

Opa-Locka Community
Development Corporation
is having Free Homebuyer
Education Workshops bi -
monthly. Call 305-687-3545.

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

--- --- --- ~-----


4C ------ TH MIM TIENVME -3,21 H A IN # LC F SAE

Larry Wilmore zooms in on 'Race,

Religion & Sex' on Showtime special

Provocative show lands in swing

state of Florida on
By Carol Memmott

Larry Wilmore, "senior Black
correspondent" on Comedy
Central's The Daily Show With
Jon Stewart, serves up his
second Showtime special,
Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion
& Sex in Florida the state
that :il.. I.1 a pivotal role in
the 2000 presidential election
- Saturday at 10 ET/PT. The
one-hour comedy/talk show,
taped town-hall style Oct. 24
in Jacksonville, follows his
Race, Religion & Sex in Utah,
which aired in August. Wilm-
ore, who won a comedy-writing
Emmy and a Peabody Award
for his work on The Bernie Mac
Show, spoke with USA TODAY:
Q: How do you pick the
locations for these events?
A: In the first show, we
wanted to talk about Mormons
and the importance of religion
in the election, so it was im-
portant to go to Salt Lake City.
And with the second show
being right on the heels of the
election, what better place
to go than Florida, where all
kinds of election things seem
to happen.

Q: Why is the title Race,
Religion & Sex? Why not
Race, Religion, Sex & Poli-
A: My joke is these are my
three favorite subjects. Every-
thing I talk about kind of falls
under one of those. There's
always something interest-
ing, and usually politics will
fall under one of those, but
sometimes it won't be politics.
Sometime it's just the cultural
issues that are important.
These days I figure we should
be able to cover it all with
these three issues.

Q: In Salt Lake your on-
stage panel consisted of two
comedians and two members
of the Church of Jesus Christ

the eve of election
of Latter-day Saints. Who's
on the Jacksonville panel?
A: It's an interesting mix. Co-
median Paul Rodriguez, who's
great talking about things
from his point of view, and
a really funny young comic,
Moshe Kasher, who's from Los
Angeles; Republican strategist
Ron Christie, a Black conser-
vative who worked with Dick
Cheney and President (George
W.) Bush, helps to balance out
that point of view on the panel,
and Current TV's Ana Kaspar-
ian, who has a progressive
radio show.

Q: What topics are touched
A: Everything from the La-
tino vote to immigration. We
touched on Muslim extremism,
the war on women and even
bestiality, if you can believe
it. They actually passed a law
banning bestiality in Florida
last year. I mean is this really
a problem in 2012? Why do we
need to pass this law now?

Q: What do you think is
the biggest issue right now?
A: Gay marriage is the
important social issue of our
day. We didn't cover it in this
special because we covered it
in Salt Lake City but, abso-
lutely, without a doubt, it's one
of the issues that will really
bring the biggest change in
our social fabric in years to
come. Are we moving past race
and religion as the bigger is-
sues? No, religion is one of the
reasons homosexuality is such
a big issue, and many people
link it to the race struggle
we have in this country. So
they're all kind of linked in
many ways.

Q: What's going to make us
laugh in Jacksonville?
A: I talked with Black
residents there since I couldn't
find any in Salt Lake City. I

, -41

- .

-. .
*_.. .


Larry Wilmore sheds his Daily Show persona for his sec-
ond Showtime political special, which airs Saturday at 10

asked them if they're ready for
a white president. And I have
some fun with the supervisor
of the county board of elec-
tions. Asking him if Florida
is ready not to (mess) up this
time. And we had a great
time with seniors. I'get a little
cheeky with them.

Q: How do you walk the
line between raunchy and
irreverent humor without
slipping into insulting or
A: One of the things I do in
my show is attack positions
but not people. I want people
to feel safe to have their opin-
ions no matter what they are. I
present myself as a passionate
centrist. So I don't want them
to think I have any sort of
position I'm trying to prove. I
want to have this discussion.

Q: This is similar to the
humor on The Daily Show?
A: It's a little bit more than
that. On The Daily Show I'm
playing this character, the
senior Black correspondent,
but on this show I get to juggle
a lot of things. I can do some
of those funny satirical pieces
I do, but then we have a really

lively discussion where, as you
saw in Utah, it gets a bit pro-
vocative. It can get real, people
can get passionate, and it can
be funny and light too.

Q: Is there a lot of edgy
stuff you can say on Show-
time that you can't say on
Comedy Central?
A: Well, we do say it (on The
Daily Show), but they bleep it
out. Believe me, we say it, we
just can't let you hear it.

Q: Is your goal to make
people laugh or have them
learn something about the
A: I always want people to be
entertained; that's always my
primary concern. I want to put
on a good show for people and,
at the end of the day, if other
things happen like I doubt
if we ever really learn any-
thing but if it gets us into
some good discussions, that's
the bonus.

It was fun while it lasted
but 50 Cent isn't riding with
the Money Team anymore. 50
hopped on Twitter late Hal-
loween night and announced
his departure from Money
Team promotion company, a
brainchild of him and boxing
greAt Floyd Mayweather
"I'm no longer apart or down
with TMT promotions," the
G-Unit CEO messaged on the
social networking site.
The "I Get Money" MC and
Money May have a 19ng-
documented friendship. The
rap star was frequently by
Mayweather's side during his
mega-fights and even ap-
peared with Floyd in many
episodes of HBO's award-
winning boxing reality series
50 revealed that things were
"different" between him and
Floyd in September. And it
was that same month Floyd's
rival Manny Pacquaio con-
firmed he and 50 would be
joining forces for a boxing
promotion company of their

,..!;- .i: s

adviser, Michael Koncz, if 50
and Manny's business ven-
ture had caused a rift in the
Queens MC's friendship with
Floyd, but he shot down that
notion. "No, it's not because
of this, and I believe they
have a true friendship and all
true friends have arguments
periodically, but that's not my
business," Koncz said diplo- ,
50 didn't address exactly
what caused the split in his
latest tweets, but in some

,, .-

part it seems money is at the
root; 50 Cent is now focusing
on his own SMS Promotion
company. "I move the fighters
to SMSpromotion cause the
other half of the money team.
Didn't put up there moneyy"
he wrote.
To take things a step fur-
ther, 50 is getting rid of all of
his the Money Team gear.
"If anyone wants a money
team jacket I'm selling mine
for a dollar. The [snap] back
hat comes with it. That's a
[fair] price," he wrote.
"Get your TMT sweat suit
now!! For just $7.99 online. No
shipping and handling."

Retailers find profits with paperless receipts

continued from 3C

At Macy's, shoppers are also
choosing e-receipts for 12 per-
cent of transactions, says
spokesman Jim Sluzewski,
adding the digital option was
part of a corporate effort to go
E-receipt users need to be

vigilant about e-mail, says
Katherine Hutt of the Council
of Better Business Bureaus.
"Scammers may pose as a
bank or retailer having a prob-
lem with your account, and ask
you to click on a link or pro-
vide personal information," she
says. "That's a common tactic
for identity theft, and we expect
it will become more and more
common as people shift to pa-

perless receipts."
Frawley says digital receipts
do not make consumers more
vulnerable to identity theft,
partly because they're easier to
While that may be true,
what's driving e-receipts is
the bottom line, says C. Britt
Beemer of America's Research
Group, a consumer research
and consulting firm.

V ji




\' w


All-new "Drumline

Live" returns to Miami

HBCU marching

band show gives

audiences thrills
Miami Times staff report

There's nothing more excit-
ing than the stirring sounds
and sights of an historically-
Black college and university
[HBCU] marching band. Their
fancy footwork, creative rep-
ertoire of music and stellar
showmanship have become
legendary from coast to coast.
Some of the alumni from these
bands have even gone on to be-
come professional musicians,
music instructors and band
directors. Don Roberts, 40, a
FAMU grad and former mem-
ber of the Marching 100 fuses
his personal memories and
creativity in his stage perfor-
mance, Drumline Live, which
returns to Miami on Sunday,
Nov. 11 for two shows at the
Adrienne Arsht Center. He
promises plenty of new scenes
and music.
"Even if you've seen the show
before, you'll be surprised by
what you'll experience this

time around," he said. "We
tweak things after every per-
formance because we are con-
vinced that we can make a
great show even greater. We
already feel like we're the most
exciting show on stage but we
don't have a Tony Award yet.
Until we do, we've got more
work to do."
Roberts, the creator and di-
rector of Drumline Live, was
the executive band director for
the popular film Drumline. He
notes that taking the project
from film to stage took a lot of
hard work and cajoling but the
result has been very well re-
"Last year we had scenes
that included a tribute to Mi-
chael Jackson and American
soul," he said. "This year we
have include gospel in the line-
up it's fitting since it was the
Black church that was instru-
mental in the development of
some of our finest Black col-
leges: Spelman, Morris Brown,
Benedict and Jackson State."
Roberts urges audiences to
arrive on time because "the
opening is fantastic like
something you'd see at the
Grammy Awards."


an Achiever



Established in 1992 by automotive legend Jim Moran, the
African-American Achievers awards program recognizes those
who unselfishly invest their time and talents toward building
a stronger community. Honorees will be selected ini the
following categories by an independent 'panel of community
leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties:

Arts & Culture Business & Entrepreneurism
Community Service A Education

Nominate online at


Deadline is December 7,2012

Sponsored by



50 Cent no longer 'down' with

Mayweather, TMT company

Rapper announced departure

fromjoint business venture
By Rob Markman



r ..
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.,
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC and JM Lexis
In memory of Jim Moron






' :






By Julee Wilson

If the big reveal of Rihanna's second Amer-
ican Vogue cover wasn't exciting enough,
now we've got a look at Solange Knowles'
highly-anticipated cover of ELLE South
The "Losing You" singer is captured on
the Nov cover sporting bold colors and eye-
catching prints, a combination that she is
known (and loved) for. The bright yellow
background and Solange's enviable curly

rA5Hto~N's E

f~~ihiil~ .-J '

hair add to the cover's overall allure.
Solange said during New York Fashion
Week last month that the shoot would fea-
ture outfits created by South African fashion
designers, and she didn't disappoint. For
the cover image, which was shot by Justin
Polkey and styled by ELLE fashion editor
Asanda Sizani, Solange is wearing a sleeve-
less satin top by Tart, high-waisted shorts
by Loin Cloth & Ashes and two wrists full of
extra large rope bracelets by Pichulik.
The issue's headline deems Solange "Fash-
ion's New It-Girl," a title we fully endorse.
In addition, a behind-the-scenes blog post
about the day of the shoot that further de-
tails ELLE's admiration for the star.
The glossy's fashion staff describes the
26-year-oll as "warm, open and friendly,"
with a "sunny personality" as bright as the
yellow cover. Sarah Koopman wrote the
feature for the issue and called interviewing
Solange an "incredible experience."
"We sat in her penthouse at 15 on Orange
on the Thursday night and chatted while
she had her nails done. It didn't feel like a
formal interview at all, and we chatted our
way through the points I wanted to cover,"
Koopman wrote. "The sense I got throughout
the interview was that she is a real person; a
young mom who is doing what she loves."



Star also reveals new style muse
By Dorky Ramos

Gabrielle Union celebrated her 40th
birthday shared how she stays in top form.
Union emphasized her number-one beauty
secret: drinking plenty of water.
"I drink a gallon a day," said Union.
I'm still using my regular Neutrogena,
but I haven't moved into the anti-aging
products. I basically use my pink grape-
fruit scrubs and
cleansers, but I
drink a [a lot] of
As far as stay-
ing fashionable,
she looks to
younger gen- -
erations and
magazines to see
what she could
incorporate into
her style. Union UNION
even admitted to
stealing Taraji P. Henson's look for her new
"I ran out of weaves, so I said, 'Let me try
a bang,' said Union.
"Literally, I just ran out of weaves. I just
bit her whole style. I can't promise what it
will look like next week. I may have found
a new muse and I will have stolen their

*-c- I. -




King of Ribs gives back

Noble and tasteful
By Ju'lia Samuels

Jerk and Caribbean dishes,
veggie kabobs and BBQ ribs
all come together for a deli-
cious competition intended
to benefit Miami Gardens
elementary schools.
On Saturday, November 10,
2012, the Miami Gardens Ex-
cellence in Education Coun-
cil (MGEEC) in partnership
with King of Foods will host
its 4th Annual "KING OF
RIBS" BBQ Cook-Off & Fest,
a barbecue competition and
food festival, at Miami Carol
City Park in Miami Gardens,
The event, taking place
from noon to 8:00 pm will
provide patrons the opportu-
nity to taste some of the best
BBQ and cuisine in South
Florida. Chefs/Contestants
will prepare their finest
dishes for all to taste. Top
professors from Johnson &
Wales University will serve as
judges and determine which
chef prepared the best bar-

Local Kelly Antoine Hunter

becue. The winner will be
named "2012 KING OF RIBS
CHAMPION" and receive a
$1,000 cash price, a winning
trophy and bragging rights
as the 2012 best BBQ Chef in

South Florida.
The admission fee for the
event is $7 for adults in ad-
vance and $15 the day of the
event. Children ages 12 and
under get in for free.

Jourdan Dunn to make

Victoria Secret debut

The Black Brit

modelfinally gets

her wings
By Olivia Bergin

This week's annual Victoria's
Secret catwalk extravaganza
- an event normally dominat-
ed by impossibly genetically-
blessed figures from the U.S.
and Brazil will receive a
positively British boost in the
form of U.K. model Jourdan
The London-born face, who
has fronted campaigns for
Chanel, Burberry and Yves
Saint Laurent, have been
confirmed for the show for the
first time.
And a scour of her Twitter
page reveals that Jourdan is
headed to the Big Apple as we
speak. "Me being me, I left my
passport at home and missed
my flight" tweeted a forgetful

Dunn, 22. But the situation
was quickly rectified with
a quick vanity-check along
the way: "Went home got
my passport, quickly got
my eye brows done *shh-
hhs* and now back to the
airport. : )" she shared.
The Londoner will be
joining bona
fide 'Angels' .
Kerr, Lily
and Candice
who have al-
ready been for
fittings ahead of
the show; which is
due to take place in
New York on Nov re-
ber 7.
Brazilian Alessandra
Ambrosio will model the
lingerie giant's 'Fantasy
Bra', a diamond-encrust-
ed creation worth $2.5


ROCK! 2012


A recap of the award show
dedicated to empowering
Black girls universally

By Celeste Little

Since 2006, Black Girls Rock! Inc. has
-celebrated young women who are inspira-
tions to their communities worldwide. The
organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond,
mentors and seeks to empower Black girls.
On Sunday night, BET aired the seventh
annual awards show, which was taped
live at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx,
N.Y. It honored Black
women in entertain- A
ment and various
other fields who've
made an impact as
positive role models \
and inspirational ,. ,
For the second
consecutive year,
Tracee Ellis Ross and
Regina King shared
hosting duties, and MONAE
together they made a
cute, witty team. After a performance by a
fierce band of female drummers, the show
was on. Here are five of the night's most
memorable moments.
Janelle Monae wins the Young, Black
and Gifted Award. Growing up in Kansas
City, KS, Monae's most intimate role mod-
els her mother, a
Janitor and her fa-
ther, a garbage man
.". -- wore uniforms.
She revealed in her
acceptance speech
that they are sarto-
rial inspiration.
"I stand here in my
black and white, and
I wear my uniform to
Honor them," Monae
ABDI said.
As she accepted
the Young, Black and Gifted award, she
was tearful, recalling her path to success.
Even beyond her humble family roots,
Monae struggled to make it in the music
industry, working as a mraid and living in
a boarding house where she sold $5 CDs
of her music before she "made it."
Also honored were, Nobel Peace Prize
winner and Somalia's first female gyne-
cologist, Dr. Hawa Abdi, and her daugh-
ters Dr. Dego Mohamed and Dr. Amina
Mohamed. Their NGO, the Hawa Abdi
Foundation, has been empowering women
affected by civil war
in their home country, .
providing free health
care, food and educa-
tion for two decades.
They've also helped
to put in place plans
for sustainable ag-
riculture and fixed
engineering problems -S-I
in the refugee camps.
Dr. Abdi's daughter, D. MOHAMED
Deqo, accepted her
award and invited Beverly Bond and the
BGR team to take a trip to the African
Later that night Dionne Warwick was
honored with the Living Legend Award.
Despite the death of her cousin Whitney
Houston earlier this year, Warwick's spir-
its were high and her message was clear
when she accepted the award on Sunday
Her message:
She's proud to be
a role model for
young musicians
who are coming up
after her, but she's
still a work in prog-
ress. "I consider
myself a legend in
S the making," War-
.. ". wick said.
wU She also men-
W F tioned her inspi-
A. MOHAMED rations: Sarah
Vaughn, Lena
b Home, Ella Fitzgerald.
"Those are the legends I happen to be
standing on the shoulders of."
Just before she left the mic, Warwick
concluded: "I am no longer a girl. I'm a
woman. Not only do black girls rock, but
black women rock, too."



OBAMA PRIDE: Merv the barber and Spoken Word Artist Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughns
shows support for Obama in 2012. Their 2008 design honoring Obama was printed in Jet


Photo courtesy 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.



Students of Miami Northwestern Senior
High School's 5000 Role Models of Excellence
Project were invited to serve as student am-
bassadors recently at a grassroots event with

President Barack Obama. The students are pic-
tured outside the Bank United Center following
the event. President Obama recognized the role
models students in his opening remarks.


I 4: 2

S .. ..

Photo courtesy Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
.: ,*. ,




The Brothers of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter
of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently
donated over 50,000 sheets of paper to two el-
ementary schools in South Miami-Dade County.
The recipients, Cutler Ridge and Ethel Beckford
Elementary Schools, were selected from both
community and fraternal recommendations.
Copy paper has become a growing commodity
at schools across the District as many funding
resources for basic supplies have been cut. In

addition to copy paper, the chapter also donated
book bags, pencils, folders and other related
supplies. Donations were also made on behalf of
the University of Miami William R. Butler Cen-
ter for Volunteer Service and Leadership De-
velopment, Costco, BJ's and Seminole Chapter
#10 OES P.H.A. Pictured are: Alpha Brothers
Chris Stevenson (left) and Darren Handy (right)
with the principal of Cutler Ridge Elementary
School, Ms. Adrienne Wright-Mullins (center).

MD-C schools recognized

for student achievement

By Dr. Wilbert T. Holloway
Member of the School Board of
Miami-Dade County

As a member of the School
Board, I am pleased to in-
form you that two weeks ago,
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools [M-DCPS] was named
the winner of The Broad Prize
for Urban Education, an an-
nual award that honors urban
school districts across the
country that are making the
greatest progress in raising
student achievement. This is
the fifth time that M-DCPS
had been recognized as a
finalist. The District was also
a finalist in 2006, 2007, 2008
and 2011. By winning this
year, the District demonstrat-
ed that when you are consis-
tent on your aspirations and
steadfast in your determina-
tion you succeed.
Our District is a model of
success for countless children
everywhere who deserve bet-
ter. They deserve a chance to
excel in life. Although we can-
not guarantee equal outcomes,
we can guarantee equal
access by leveling the play-
ing field enabling our young
people to compete and achieve
the American Dream. In addi-,
tion to being a force for good,
America is a nation of inno-
vation and individual spirit
always working to achieve
greater things for mankind. As
our Superintendent said upon


receiving the broad Prize, "the
future America will be supe-
rior to the one we inherited
Through hard work and
steadfast persistence, our Dis-
trict under the Board's leader-
ship and the Superintendent's
creative management skills,
has regained the trust of our
community under the worst of
economic circumstance.
The Broad Prize honors ur-
ban school districts that dem-
onstrate the greatest overall
performance and improvement
in.student achievement while
breaching the achievement
gaps among ethnic groups and
between high- and low-income
students. Although 91 per-
cent of our are minority and
nearly three-quarters live in
poverty, with 21 percent still

learning English, the perfor-
mance of the District's Black
and Hispanic students stands
out when compared to those
in similar districts across the
state and nation. The percent-
age of our students who took
the ACT exam grew faster than
most of their counterparts
in urban districts nationally
from 2008 to 2011. Graduation
rates for Black and Hispanic
students rose by 14 percent-
age points. Our students have
outperformed students in
many major U.S. cities in the
National Assessment of Edu-
cational Progress (NAEP) Trial
Urban District Assessment
(TUDA) in science, mathemat-
ics and reading. The winner
of The Broad Prize will receive
$550,000 in college scholar-
ships for graduating seniors.
As members of our community
we should rejoice in such an
achievement and come together
in support of our schools. They
are the incubators of success
and new educational skills. It
is important that as parents
we become active participants
in our children's schools and
support groups. Our children's
education is determined by
our involvement and vigilance.
I urge you to stay focused on
the goal and constantly look
for additional information
about opportunities that could
enhance our youngsters' fu-
ture. You hold the key to their
success and future way of life.

Rick Scott's Florida Education Plan

By Leslie Postal

Gov. Rick Scott wants all
Florida teachers to get state-
funded debit cards they can
use to purchase school sup-
plies many now pay for with
their own money.
The debit card proposal -
with no specifics on how much
each teacher might have to
spend is one of several
Scott officially announced in
a speech in Fort Myers. He
used the speech to explain the
education part of his agenda
for the upcoming 2013 legisla-
tive session.
Scott said in a statement
that he will be pushing law-
makers to maintain current
spending on public education
and "also working to increase
our investment in education,"
if the economy allows.
"Any 'Investment' we make
in education must be focused
on 'Results for Students and
Teachers,'" his statement
said, and be part of an over-
all strategy to improve public
"Our goal is clear we
must focus our entire educa-
tion system on better prepar-
ing students to go on to college
or a career," he said.
The Democrats said Scott
and other Republican lead-
ers had led an "assault" on
Florida's schools and colleges,

and that while they
hoped his new plan
was "sincere," said it
"does not erase the
Republicans' long
record of hurting
our parents, teach-
ers, and students."
State leaders said

p la

Scott's plan was
based on what he
heard during his
"listening tour" when GOV. R
he visited schools
across the state last month.
"It addresses many of the
issues that are important to
parents, teachers, and stu-
dents mentoring programs
that can complement parental
involvement, innovative sup-
port for teachers, and a com-
Smitment to K-12 funding," said
Education Commissioner Pam
Under his "support teachers"
proposal, Scott suggested the
debit cards and $2 million for
more teacher training. He said
he wanted the debit cards to
be funded by the state, local
school districts and private
He also said he wants
enrollment caps on charter
schools public schools run
by private groups to be
removed and some school dis-
tricts to be able to start their
own "district charter innova-
tion schools."


Scott supports
the move to Com-
mon Core, which
r.h means Florida
is dropping the
--, math, reading and
writing sections of
n the Florida Com-
prehensive Assess-
ment Test in favor
of new language
arts and math
CK SCOTT exams in 2015.
The governor
said he wants to make sure
that during this transition
no other, new testing require-
ments are put on teachers and
students. But he did not point
to any particular tests or re-
quirements he does not want
The Florida Department of
Education for the past several
years has been transition-
ing the state testing system
away from one based solely on
FCAT to one that also includes
new end-of-course exams
and, in several years, the new
Common Core-based PARCC
exams. It already has dropped
some FCAT exams as the end-
of-course exams came online.
This spring, high school stu-
dents are to take a new end-
of-course exam in U.S. history
while a new civics exam for
middle school students will be
field tested ahead of its 2014

Keiser University takes deal with Florida Attorney General

By Scott Travis

Keiser University will of-
fer thousands of its former
students free retraining and
guarantee its admissions
counselors don't misrepre-
sent what the school offers,
under an agreement reached
Wednesday with Florida At-
torney General Pam Bondi.
The resolution ends a nearly
two-year investigation into
the admissions process of
the Fort Lauderdale-based
university. Some students,
accused Keiser and two af-
filiated institutions of giving
misleading or inaccurate
information in areas such as
costs, accreditation, transfer-
ability of credits and federal
student loan terms.
Keiser admitted no past

wrongdoing, but agreed to
abide by a number of con-
sumer protection provisions.
The agreement also applies
to Everglades University and
Southeastern University, for-
merly known as Keiser Career
"We are pleased to have this
inquiry resolved so we can
continue our focus on educat-
ing and preparing students
for their future careers,"
Keiser spokeswoman Kelli
Lane said.
She said the resolution
"makes no finding that the
university engaged in any
wrongdoing or committed any
violations of state regulations
or laws, and Keiser University
was confident of such a result
throughout the process."

Keiser was one of
eight for-profit com-
panies the Attorney
General's Office has
investigated in the
past two years. Bon-
di's office reached a
similar agreement in
June with MedVance, B
a college focusing on
healthcare training. Inves-
tigations are still active for
six other schools, including
Kaplan University, the Uni-
versity of Phoenix and Everest
Keiser University was a
for-profit university when
the investigation started in
2010, but became non-profit
last year by merging with the
non-profit Everglades Univer-

- ..

sity. Southeastern
College, which fo-
cuses on short-term
vocational training,
remains for-profit.
The three schools
serve about 18,600
students on 23 cam-
puses around the
state and online.
Under the agree-
ment, the Keiser

schools cannot
advertise as "fully accredited"
or misrepresent their accredi-
A program "should not be
described as 'high demand' or
having limited availability un-
less such limitations actually
exist," the agreement states.
Federal student loans "shall
not be described as being
without cost." The school also

must "clearly and conspicu-
ously disclose" that credits
may not be transferable to
another institution.

The free job retraining of-
fer applies to students who
withdrew since January 2008
because they were dissatis-
fied with Keiser. Lane said she
didn't know how many stu-
dents are eligible.
"In light of the troubled
economy, we welcome eligible
former students meeting the
requirements from the 2008-
2012 timeframe," Lane said.
The for-profit sector has
faced intense scrutiny on the
state and federal level since
August 2010, when a federal
Government Accountability
Office report revealed wide-

spread problems in the sector.
They included admissions
counselors telling students
they didn't have to repay
loans, telling students to lie
on federal loans and giving
incorrect information about
their accreditation. Keiser
wasn't part of that report, but
the findings prompted then-
Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum to take a closer look at
for-profits in the state.
Keiser was one of 30 univer-
sities blasted in a U.S. Senate
investigation released in July
that accused the sector of
sucking up $32 billion in fed-
eral aid by promising students
they could rely on government
aid and loans to pay tuitions
that are usually far higher
than those charged by public





;~' ':" ~~


" .~=~





Membership drive now underway

.,,.~- .

-Miami Times photo/Craig Uptgrow

SFBJA, NABJ team up to encourage tomorrow's reporters

Despite the earlier threats from what would become super-storm
Sandy, the South Florida Black Journalists Association ESFBJAI hon-
ored five student journalists at its scholarship reception last Saturday
(Oct. 27) at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Cam-
pus. Pictured are: Dr. Raul Reis, the new dean of FlU's School of Jour-
nalism and Mass Communication (1-r); Viera Galloway and Melonne
Mack, both from Florida Memorial University and Dwight Lauderdale

Scholarship recipients; Terence Shepherd SFBJA president; Adrianne
Richardson, a 2012 graduate of William H. Turner Technical Arts High
School and current student at FIU, who received the Rochelle Bridges
Memorial Scholarship and the Miami Herald Multimedia Scholarship;
Katrina Lowe, a senior at FIU who earned SFBJA's endowed scholar-
ship at the university; and Greg Lee, NABJ president and executive
sports editor at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Miami Times staff report

The City of Opa-locka will
soon have a Chamber of
Commerce serving businesses
in the City and in its
surrounding communities.
The new Chamber is being
launched by the Opa-locka
Community Development
Corporation [OLCDC]. The
chamber will become its
own entity once it reaches a
mature enough state to stand
on its own. Immediate goals
are to recruit members, add
staff, and formally establish
the new chamber. Opa-locka
has not had a Chamber of
Commerce since 2008.
"There are many exciting
developments in the city,
with millions of dollars
in investments from
government and private
entities," said Opa-locka

City Commissioner Rose
Tydus. "These investments
represent real opportunities
for local businesses. The
chamber is an important way
to engage local entrepreneurs
and business leaders,
and encourage additional
business investment in our
community and our people."
Campaign participants will
gain sales training, develop
business contacts and show
that "Working Together makes
a Stronger Community." The
membership campaign will
end on Thursday, Nov. 8 with
a victory pPrty at the Historic
Train Station [490 Ali Baba
For membership
information call (305)
687-3545 ext. 248,
or e-mail tammy@

U.S. economy

adds 171,000

jobs in October

Miami-Dade County at 8.8 percent
- higher than nation's 7.9 rate

By Christopher S. Rugaber
Associated Press

Friday's report
included a range

U.S. employers added 171,000 of encouraging
jobs in October and hiring was
stronger in August and Septem- details.
ber than first thought. The un- The government
employment rate inched up to 7.9 revised its data to
percent from 7.8 percent in Sep-
tember. show that 84,000
The Labor Department's last more jobs were
look at hiring before Tuesday's added in August
election sketched a picture of a
job market that's gradually gain- an September
ing momentum after nearly stall- than previously
ing in the spring, estimated.
Since July, the economy has
created an average of 173,000
jobs a month. That's up from 67,000 a month from April
through June,
Still, President Barack Obama faced voters with the
highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since
Franklin Roosevelt. The rate rose in October because
more people began seeking work and were counted as
unemployed. The government counts people without jobs
as unemployed only if they're looking for one.
Please turn to JOBS 8D

Town Center to fill gaps

for Opa-locka's seniors


housing project

now underway
Miami Times staff report

Just as they are becoming
adjusted to diminishing
financial resources, many
seniors find themselves
struggling to find safe and
affordable housing. Not
everyone has family members
with whom they can live. And
retirement communities, often
requiring big entry fees plus
monthly fees, can cost more
than what many fixed-income
seniors can afford. To address
the demand for more housing
for these seniors, the City of
Opa-locka has launched a
new low-income senior rental
housing project called the
Town Center Apartments.
"There's a real need for low-
income elderly housing in
Opa-locka," said Alberto Milo,
affordable housing developer
at Related Urban Development
Group. "We believe that Town
Center Apartments will serve
as redevelopment catalyst
for the City of Opa-locka's
Downtown District."
Elected officials approved
the development project
in September and recently
indicated that changes to the
City's comprehensive plan were
under review with Florida's
Department of Economic
The 192-unit complex will be
within walking distance to the
city's Tri-Rail station, Metro bus

and city transit services. The
complex is slated on a vacant
lot and city-owned parcel at
the corner of Fisherman Street
and Sharazad Boulevard.

The proposed development
consists of two phases. A
"shovel ready" phase one,
according to the developer,
consists of 122 one-bedroom
units, renting at '$537
monthly and five two-bedroom
apartments, costing $639 a
Phase two of the project,
which still needs funding,
includes 4,890 sq. ft. of retail
space on the lower levels and

65 apartment units on upper
floors. Both complexes will have
energy efficient appliances and
fixtures, insulated hurricane
impact windows, and state-
of-the art amenities such as a
multi-purpose room, laundry
facility, computer and library
rooms. Funding for the $19
million dollar phase-one
project includes: $7.739M
already awarded from Miami-
Dade County Neighborhood
Stabilization Program a state
tax credit and bond financing.
Once ground breaks, the
development is expected to
bring in over $617,975 revenue
to the City of Opa-locka in
"The city's makingprogress on

Opa-locka City Manager

bringing needed development
to the community," said City
Manager Kelvin L. Baker. "We're
looking at all our options."

Marketing reps use rap to lure Black youth to purchase alcohol

By William Covington
Special to the NNPA

SThe former owner of the
Payless Market in South Los
Angeles, gleefully described
how the Black community's
passion for malt liquor and
his "unofficial grassroots ad-
vertising campaign" allowed
him to significantly increase
his store revenue within a few
weeks and save his business.
The store had a license to sell
beer and wine, but to com-

pete with liquor stores in the
area, he happened upon the
idea of painting on the front
of his store a large sign that
shouted "Cold Beer" (although
then-Councilman Mark Rid-
ley-Thomas and community
activist forced him to the re-
move it). He returned to the
drawing board and put an old
claw-foot bathtub filled with
bottles of malt liquor under
crushed ice in the middle of
the store. The crude market-
ing ploy worked and his malt

liquor sales increased by 60
Today, the marketing of al-
coholic beverages to Blacks,
especially their youth, has be-
come a lot more sophisticated.
Drug, alcohol and tobacco
counselor Tony Lavaughn
Johnson, a former Shields for
Families senior youth special-
ist, has heard it all. Referenc-
es to alcohol beverages have
been noted in rap music lyr-
ics throughout its existence.
Given that listening to music



is the one of the primary lei-
sure-time activities of adoles-
cents, along with texting, and
the fact that most teenagers
know nearly all of the lyrics to
their favorite songs, music is

one potential
source from
which young
consumers of
popular cul-
ture receive
about alcohol.
Jay Z, Sean

"P. Diddy"
Combs and Ludacris are
among the hip hop luminaries
who have promoted alcohol,
according to Johnson.
Johnson feels young Blacks

12- to 20-years-old see far
more alcohol ads on television
and in magazines than youth
in general, and this is con-
firmed by a report published
last month by the Center on
Alcohol Marketing and Youth
at the Johns Hopkins Bloom-
berg School of Public Health.
The report cited two key fac-
tors at play: many alcohol ads
specifically target Blacks and
Black youth who consume
more media than youth over-
Please turn to REPS 8D

-;E`_%3. IH ~j



- ... -: .

1 We're Hiring

Ir -f1
f~~~~~~ ..w;,-, r

Target is using mobile technology to recruit seasonal help. Signs inside select South
Florida locations encourage seasonal job seekers to text "JOBS" and an email address to
"Target" (or 87438) for more information.

Seasonal hiring numbers

are still on the upswing

By Ariel Barkhurst

This year's holiday hiring sea-
son shows more hopeful signs:
some South Florida stores add-
ing more positions while others
at the very least hiring as many
seasonal workers as they did
last year.
Gamestop, for example, is in
the process of hiring 17,000
new workers nationwide, and
1,000 of them are at South,
Florida's 126 Gamestop loca-
tions. Kohls will hire about 41
holiday employees per store
nationwide, including in South
SConsumer electronics retailer
Brandsmart U.S.A. is about
halfway through hiring 300
holiday workers for its stores,
including seven in South Flor-
ida, said COO Bobby Johnson.
"Our total hours increase
during the month of Decem-
ber, and we're open an extra
two hours every day," Johnson
said. "We've got to be, because
we sell more. And rather than
force our people to work un-

godly hours, we hire seasonal
His tip for anyone applying at
Brandsmart: He tells managers
to hire people "with a good at-
titude," he said.
"It sounds cliche, but it's
true," he said. "Everything else
I can train."
A report released in Septem-
ber by the Chicago-based hir-
ing consultancy firm Challeng-
er Gray & Christmas predicted
slightly higher seasonal hiring
this year than last.
"Most retailers have come in
with higher numbers than last
year, with a few exceptions. It's
not a big change, but it's consis-
tent with:this slow growth we're
seeing in the economy, said
CEO John A. Challenger. "Peo-
ple are slowly paying off their
debt, they're further along, and
they have a little more discre-
tionary household income."
Challenger's firm doesn't
track seasonal hiring region-
ally, but Challenger said South
Florida is sure to see strong
holiday hiring even if it's not on

par with the rest of the country
because of the state's lingering
higher unemployment rate.
"People maybe have more
debt in Florida, but the econo-
my is still improving there," he
said. "When these big retailers
announce hiring plans, they're
hiring around the system. Ev-
ery area has to gear up for this
holiday season. They need more
people in their stores."
And in some cases they need
them for new stores.
Discovery Clothing, a cloth-
ing and accessories store where
every item is under $25, will
hire 40 seasonal workers and
another 40 for a new location to
open Nov. 8 in Davie.
Another prediction Challeng-
er has for the holiday season:
Seasonal jobs are more likely
this year to become permanent
Brandsmart usually keeps
about 10 percent of its seasonal
workers, Johnson said. There's
no telling whether that might
be higher yet, but it's possible,
Please turn to HIRING 10D

Blacks suffer more consequences

continued from 7D

all. For example, Black
youth watched 53 per-
cent more television
than youth in general
in 2010, according to
Nielsen data cited in
the study.
Despite the Johns
Hopkins findings,
young Blacks actu-
ally drink less than
youth of other racial
and ethnic groups.
Researchers say this
may be linked to fac-
tors such as poverty,
social norms and re-
ligion which temper
some of advertising's

impacts. But Blacks
who drink seem to suf-
fer more serious con-
sequences, said David
Jernigan, director of
the Center on Alcohol
Marketing and Youth,
perhaps because they
tend to have less ac-
cess to healthcare
and substance-abuse
treatment, live in
poorer neighborhoods
and are incarcerated
more frequently. Al-
cohol consumption is
linked to three lead-
ing causes of death
among young Blacks
- homicide, suicide
and accidental injury.
Members of the beer,

wine and distilled
spirits trade associa-
tions have agreed to
avoid placing ads dur-
ing TV programs with
audiences made up of
28.4 percent or more
people under age 21.
Still, advocates say
these voluntary stan-
dards are poorly en-
"The self-regula-
tion pledge has not
worked," said Bruce
Livingston, executive
director/CEO of Alco-
hol Justice, a watch-
dog group that polices
the alcohol advertising
industry. The group
would like to see gov-

ernment regulation of
the industry.
Recently, Hispanic
beer drinkers ap-
peared to be the new
frontier for brewers.
Having Blacks as ma-
jor consumers of malt
liquor, the industry is
continuing to look for
major growth in the
U.S. market and are
not about to ignore
Latinos, who make up
16 percent of the U.S.
As the Latino pop-
ulation grows, beer
marketers are trying
more nuanced ways
of influencing this key

U.S. economy picked up in recent weeks

continued from 7D

The work force the
number of people ei-
ther working or look-
ing for work rose by
578,000. And 410,000
more people said they
were employed.

Investors were
pleased by the news.
The Dow Jones indus-
trial average futures
were flat before it came
out at 8:30 a.m., and
within 30 minutes they
were up 54 points.
The yield on the
benchmark 10-year
U.S. Treasury note
climbed to 1.77 per-
cent from 1.72 percent,
a sign that investors
were moving money
out of bonds and into

Friday's national
report contains no lo-
cal data; Florida and
its counties get their
October jobs report in
two weeks. The new
national jobless rate
of 7.9 percent keeps
unemployment high-
er than in Broward
(where unemployment
stood at 7.4 percent in
September) and lower
than in Miami-Dade
(8.8 percent) and Flori-
da (8.7 percent).
Friday's report in-
cluded a range of en-
couraging details.
The government re-
vised its data to show
that 84,000 more jobs
were added in August
and September than
previously estimated.
The jobs gains in Oc-
tober were widespread
across industries.
And the percentage of
Americans working or

looking for work rose
for the second straight
The economy has
added jobs for 25
straight months. There
are now 580,000 more
than when Obama
took office.
But there were also
signs of the econo-
my's persistent weak-
ness. Average hourly
pay dipped a penny to
$23.58. And the num-
ber of unemployed in-
creased 170,000 to
12.3 million.
The October jobs re-
port was compiled be-
fore Sandy struck the
East Coast earlier last
week and devastated
many businesses.
The economy has
picked up a bit in re-
cent weeks. Americans
are buying more big-
ticket items, like cars
and appliances. Auto

companies reported
steady sales gains last
month despite losing
three days of business
to the storm in heavily
populated areas of the
Northeast. Yet busi-
nesses remain nervous
about the economy's
future course. Many
are concerned that
Congress will fail to
reach a budget deal
before January. If law-
makers can't strike an
agreement, sharp tax
increases and spend-
ing cuts will take effect
next year and possi-
bly trigger another re-
cession. U.S. compa-
nies are also nervous
about the economic
outlook overseas. Eu-
rope's financial crisis
has pushed much of
that region into reces-
sion and cut into U.S.
exports and corporate

Confident consumers spur

retail, remodeling hiring

Home and auto

sales help market
By Paul Davidson

A more confident consumer
is giving a lift to the improv-
ing job market.
The economy added a
better-than-expected 171,000
jobs last month, the Labor
Department said Friday. A
healthy portion of the addi-
tions came from sectors, such
as retail and construction,
that were lagging but now are
benefiting from a more bullish
Retail employment rose by
36,000 in October, the most
since January 2011, and it's
up by 82,000 since August,
the biggest three-month in-
crease in several years.

"Households are starting
to contribute more to the
economic recovery," says
Mark Zandi, chief economist
of Moody's Analytics. The
recovering housing market, in
particular, is bolstering em-
ployment in several sectors,
he says.

Diane Swonk, chief econo-
mist of Mesirow Financial,
says rising home prices
are making consumers feel
wealthier and mortgage re-
financings are putting more
cash in their pockets.
Reports last week showed
chain-store sales rose briskly
last month and consumer
confidence reached the high-
est level since February 2008.
Vehicle sales, though down
slightly from the 4 1/2- year

highs hit in September, are
still 7.2% above a year ago
as consumers continue to
replace aging vehicles.
And home sales and hous-
ing starts are picking up
The accelerating activity is .
filtering into payrolls, adding
diversity to a labor market
that largely had been driven
by job gains in professional
and business services, health
and education, and business
travel-related services.
"We have seen a better mix-
of job growth," says Moody's
economist Marisa DiNatale.
Within the retail industry,
auto and auto parts dealers
added 7,300 jobs last month,
a two-year high. Although
department stores trimmed
jobs, discount stores, such
Please turn to RETAIL 10D

Senator advisors: Invest in biotechs

By Marcia Heroux

Broward State Sena-
tor Jeremy Ring told
an audience of venture
capital investors and
biotech entrepreneurs
on Thursday that he
will propose Florida
invest in a seed capital
fund for start-up life
science companies.
Ring, who has suc-
cessfully led other ef-
forts for state invest-
ment in technology
and emerging compa-
nies, said a fund that
could help new biotech
companies grow and
create jobs is likely to
have support of new
legislative leaders.
A seed fund will
"close the loop" in the
state, said Ring, who
made his comments
before an audience of
more than 300 from
around the Southeast
who attended the SE
Bio Investor Forum at
The Breakers resort in
Palm Beach this week.
Since 2007, the state
has established a fund
to invest up to $2 bil-
lion of state pension
money in more mature
technology businesses,

a venture capital fund
that was expanded in
2009 to direct invest-
mentin businesses and
infrastructure, and a
fund to commercialize

research out of univer-
David Day, who
heads University of
Florida's Office of
Technology Licensing,
said the state needs

to ramp up its invest-
ment to nurture start-
up companies, add
incubators to generate
companies and attract
more venture capital to
the state.

. Audrey M. Edmonson Small Business Development Hub
The ESBDH is an Information Center for Business Opparlunitities: Accessing
Technical Assistance, Business Loans and Grants, Workshops, Training & more.

Audrey M. Edmonson
Small Business
Development Hub

4055 NW 17th Street
Miami, Florda 33142
Phone (786) 431-5383

Register Now to Take
Advantage of the Following:

0 Free Ofce Sqcee
1 Free Comuter Worktarien

O Free Internet Service

C Free Peace of Mindl

.ANA. .-
mal u131HA0O
^ii :


On October 25, 2012, the Miami City Commission per Ordinance 13348,
changed the dates for each of the two meetings scheduled for the months of
November and December. The meetings scheduled for November and De-
cember will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida.

The Commission meetings scheduled for November 8th and November
22nd, will both be on November 15, 2012. The first meeting will begin
at 9:00 AM, and the second meeting will begin at 2:00 PM or thereafter.

The Commission meetings scheduled for December 13th and December
27th, will both be on December 13, 2012. The first meeting will begin at
9:00 AM, and the second meeting will begin at 2:00 PM or thereafter.

All interested parties are invited to attend. Should any person desire to appeal
any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter to be consid-
ered at these meetings, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any
appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

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

(#19280) Dwight S. Danie
City Clerk






MIAMF m ....... I"n""".'.
~i~ip ~ nu<......., uses.......



If you believe foreclosure errors cost you money, you can request a free review of your mortgage

foreclosure file by a neutral party. You give up nothing by requesting a review and waive no rights by
accepting compensation.
._ ... .. ..: ';.,..,' '-';.. - '..-.. :. ..^ ^ ... .' -. .****.*^ ^ ^ g '-

Visit IndependentForeclFsureReview.calom or call 1-888-952-9105 to
later than December 31, i I.

Reserve System and the Office of the Comptoller of the currency, a bureau of the U.S. Department of
the Treasury--are directing and monitoring the review process

federalreserve.gov/consumerinfo/independent-foreclosure-review. htmt

If you need free help to complete the Request for Review Form, contact a HUD-approved nonprofit organization that helps homeowners in
distress Information about D-approved nonprofit organizations that can provide free assistance is available at

makinghomeafforhdable.gov/get-started/housiner or by calling 1t855-778-0855.a

Si used habla espaysol, tenemos representantes que pueden asistirhe en su idioma
ra drle ina aci6n sore la Revsn diente de Eecci tari n a.r e
^^^E^^^^^^^^^^^^E^^H^H^H^BIHBHB^Hi^HBB~i^BM^^H^^^^^B^0 60^^

^^^ccetin compensation^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

para darle informaoion sabre Ia Revisi6n Independiente de Ejecucion Hipotecaria.

Assistance is also available in over 200 languages, including: Chinese, Korean,
Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hmong and Russian.
D'Cf illo Trq gidip hien c6 bf.ng tieng Viet. A
S Trgidpe uhian c6byneg ting vit. An important message directed by
-ol -t- x1-ll 1-1q Peb muaj cov neeg hais lus Hmoob pab nej. the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
no1Momb Ha pyCCKOM H3bIKe. Available ang tulong sa wikang Tagalog. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
SAny payments made to you if errors in your foreclosure are found may be reported to the INDEPENDENT FORECLOSURE REVIEW
IRS and may have tax implications. Consult a tax advisor to discuss those implications. IT F CLOSUR R VI


Drive on: Build your own new 72-year-old Ford

Automakers sells replica of coupe

hot-rodders loved

By Chris Woodyard

Now you can buy a brand
spanking new 72-year-old car.
Before you put it at the top
of your holiday gift wish list,
you should know you don't get'
much more than a shiny steel
body of a 1940 Ford Coupe.
You don't get the engine, seats,
or much else.
When they say parts sold
separately, they mean it.
Ford was showing it this
week at the SEMA trade show
in Las Vegas, the auto indus-
try's place to see new trends
and to see what kind of prod-
ucts are being offered for cars
after they leave the factory.
Ford is aiming the replica
of the 1940 Ford at builders
who want to create their own
authentic hot rods. It's better
than the original -- Ford says
it is built with high-strength
steel and has modern rust-
proofing. It can be yours for
$11,400 plus shipping.
"They're lining up (to order
the car). We have tons of col-
lectors," says Ken Czubay, a
Ford executive, as he showed
off the unfinished car body in
Las Vegas.

It joins other ready-to-build
famous cars being offered
through Ford's aftermarket
unit. The stable also includes
1965 through 1970 Ford Mus-
tangs. The Mustang has a "cult
following" but now "there's a
swing to the coupe," Czubay
The 1940 Ford is considered
special because it became a
favorite of hot rodders in the
1950s. It had one of the more
powerful engines of the era, a
lightweight V-8. It became a fa-
vorite of Hollywood as well, ap-
pearing in films ranging from
Bugsy to American Graffiti.
Now, if you have a lot of mon-
ey, time and some mechanical
know-how, it can come to your

If you think the election isn't
going to go your way and the
country is hovering on the
edge of anarchy, you might
want to invest in Survivor
For a mere $100,000 to
$600,000, Jim DeLozier of
Costa Mesa, Calif., will build
you a truck that can let you

Ford displayed a build-it-yourself kit for a 1940 coupe at the SEMA trade convention
in Las Vegas last week. The show focuses on aftermarket parts for cars and trucks.
hold out in the wilderness for vention Center for the SEMA tie to defend against an attack
months, maybe even years. aftermarket parts trade show. of indigestion after gorging at
The 13-ton Survivor Truck is Though it offers full protection the Caesars Palace buffet.
presently camped in the park- against nuclear, chemical or The truck has a chemical
ing lot of the Las Vegas Con- biological threats, it can do lit- filtration system and will have

bulletproof glass. Gas masks,
chemical suits and breathing
apparatus are all on board.
The old, converted Chevro-
let C20 truck covered in tan
pickup truck bedliner coat-
ing can carry up to two years
worth of freeze-dried food ra-
tions and has tanks to tote up
to 300 gallons of diesel fuel,
DeLozier says. Worried about
running out of ammunition as
other desperate survivalists
attack your truck? Fear not.
There's a crossbow and quiver
of arrows.
Plus, it has the one feature
that families might be most
concerned about as civilization
melts around them: a working
Actually, DeLozier thinks
that military and police com-
mand post applications might
be more popular. He says he's
already had inquiries from
potential overseas buyers. It's
"probably too expensive for
survivalists," he says. But it
makes more sense than those
who are stocking up outposts
in the middle of nowhere
awaiting Armageddon, since
the truck adds flexibility and
can outrun trouble.
If it can't, it comes with full
camouflage nets. After all, you
can't assault what you can't

Business interruption claims loom after Sandy

By John Waggoner
Julie Schmit

The business losses from
superstorm Sandy will ripple
out from Long Island to Los
Angeles, and even though in-
surance will cover some of it,
business owners will have to
work hard to get their claims
Most businesses have in-
surance to cover loss of
business because of physi-
cal damage, says Robert
Hartwig of the Insurance In-
formation Institute.
And many may file claims
for lost sales if they have
business interruption cover-

age. Such protection is likely
high in Lower Manhattan,
where 90% of businesses
Were found to have it after
the 9/11 terrorist attacks,
Hartwig says. Companies
outside the hurricane area
may try to seek compensa-
tion, too, if sales suffer be-
cause suppliers or customers
were shut down by Sandy.
In order for businesses to
tap that insurance, the dis-
ruption typically must go
on for longer than 72 hours.
Ultimately, the insured busi-
ness losses will partly be
determined by how long it
takes damaged businesses
to resume normal opera-

The biggest risks are to
small businesses. They of-
ten lack insurance and can't
weather days or months of
lost income.
Martin Norris is in that
boat. His motorcycle repair
shop, located 5 miles off the
coast of New Jersey, wasn't
damaged by the storm but
"the phone hasn't rang in
three days," he says and
many appointments will be
"Financially, it'll be a hit,"
says the 40-year-old busi-
ness owner.
Some businesses have
insurance, but they don't

know whether they should
file claims.
"The challenge is you file a
claim and your rates go up,"
says David Bolotsky, CEO of
retailer Uncommon Goods. It
operates out of a waterfront
warehouse in Brooklyn.
The retailer has resumed
shipping orders but, be-
cause of lost phone service,
it didn't take any by phone
for three days. They typical-
ly account for 30% of orders,
Bolotsky says.
While many businesses
have insurance against di-
rect losses, fewer have poli-
cies to cover loss of income
when their operations are

disrupted by a supplier's
bad fortune, says Fitch Rat-
ings. To prove those claims,
you'll have to show that you
made efforts to get supplies
elsewhere, says David Kil-
lalea, partner at Manatt's
Insurance Recovery Practice
Group in Washington, D.C.
"Keep notes on every com-
munication, every phone
call, every step you take."
Hartwig says the econom-
ic impact on companies far
from the hurricane's path
won't be anywhere near as
large as what was sustained
after the Japanese earth-
quake and tsunami last

Mpg flap may bring more audits 40 MPG NO MORE

Discrepancies found some Hyndai, Kia autos

By James R. Healey

Hyundai and its
corporate relative Kia
are downgrading the
mileage ratings of
most 2012 and 2013
models after a federal
probe found issues.
Kia Soul takes the
biggest hit, forced to
slice 6 mpg from its
highway rating.
Here is the Envi-
ronmental Protection
Agency statement:
The U.S. Environ-
mental Protection
Agency (EPA) today
announced that
Hyundai Motor Amer-
ica and Kia Motors
America will lower
their fuel economy
(mpg) estimates for
the majority of their
model year 2012 and
2013 models after
EPA testing found dis-
crepancies between

agency results and
data submitted by the
The auto companies
have submitted to the
EPA a plan for cars
currently on dealer
lots to be re-labeled
with new window
stickers reflecting the
corrected mileage es-
timates. The mileage
on mqst vehicle labels
will be reduced by one
to two mpg, and the
largest adjustment
will be six mpg high-
way for the Kia Soul.
"Consumers rely on
the window sticker to
help make informed
choices about the
cars they buy,' said
Gina McCarthy, as-
sistant administrator
for EPA's Office of Air
and Radiation. "EPA's
investigation will help
protect consumers
and ensure a level

playing field among
At its National Ve-
hicle and Fuel Emis-
sion Laboratory
(NVFEL) in Ann
Arbor, Mich., EPA
routinely tests ve-
hicles 150 to 200
a year, or about 15
percent of the possible
vehicle configurations
to ensure that their
performance matches
the mileage and emis-
sions data required to
be submitted to EPA
by automakers.
This auditing helps
to ensure that ve-
hicles on the road
meet tailpipe emission
standards to protect
public health and the
environment and that
all carmakers follow
the same procedures
for calculating mile-
age estimates. EPA
conducts both ran-

dom and targeted au-
dits, based on factors
such as consumer
EPA had received a
number of consumer
complaints about
Hyundai mileage
estimates. Through
the agency's ongo-
ing audit program,
staff experts at EPA's
NVFEL observed dis-
crepancies between
results from EPA
testing of a MY2012
Hyundai Elantra and
information provided
to EPA by Hyundai.
The agency ex-
panded its investi-
gation into data for
other Hyundai and
Kia vehicles, leading
to today's announce-
EPA's audit test-
ing occasionally
uncovers individual
vehicles whose label

Consumers gradually waking up

continued from 8D

as Wal-Mart, added employees
as middle-income consumers
hunt for bargains.
Perhaps most encouraging:
furniture and home furnish-
ing stores, which were bat-
tered in the recession, have
added about 7,000 jobs the
past three months as rising
home sales spark more furni-
ture purchases. After cutting
its staff by 17 percent in the
recession to 2,500, western
furniture chain R.C. Willey
added employees this year -
about 55 for the first time in
several years, says President
Jeff Child.
In Las Vegas, "People are

now buying (homes) to live
in" rather as investments,
prompting more flooring and
appliance sales, Child says.
Revenue this year is up nearly
10 percent, he says.
Yet long-term shifts in retail
to online sales and the spread
of technology, such as self-ser-
vice checkout, will likely limit
the pace of employment ad-
vances, says Jack Kleinhenz,
chief economist of the National
Retail Federation.
Other industries benefiting
from awakening consumers:
Construction companies
added 17,000 employees last
month, the most since January.
Specialty trade contractors,
such as plumbers and electri-
cians, accounted for much of

the increase as home building
and remodeling surged, says
Ken Simonson, chief econo-
mist of Associated General
Contractors of America.
Manufacturers of wood
products, including goods for
the housing industry, have
added 4,200 jobs since July af-
ter cutting payrolls steadily in
recent years.
A financial services sector
that includes mortgage brokers
has added about 10,000 jobs
since June on a non-seasonally
adjusted basis. That industry
also had been shedding work-
Food services and drink-
ing places added 23,000 jobs
in October and have added
320,000 the past year.

Revisions erased all the much advertised 40
mpg highway ratings for these Hyundai and
Kia 2013 models:

City mpg
Old New


Hwy. mpg
Old New

Hyundai Accent (man/auto) 30 28 40 37
Hyundai Elantra (man/auto 29 28 40 38
Hyundai Elntra Blue 30 28 40 38
Elantra Coupe (man) 28 28. 40 38
Hyundai Veloster (auto) 29 28 40 37
Kia Rio (man/auto) 30 28 40 36
Kia Rio Eco (auto) 31 30 40 36
Source: EPA

values are incorrect
and requires that the
manufacturer re-label
the vehicle. This has
happened twice since
2000. This is the first
time where a large
number of vehicles
from the same manu-

facturer have deviated
so significantly.
EPA and DOE are
updating their joint
fuel economy site,
to reflect the Hyun-
dai and Kia corrected

Seasonal help needed

continued from 8D

he said.
Toys'R'Us, which last
year kept 15 percent of
its seasonal hires on
after the season end-
ed, is in the process of
hiring 500 workers in
South Florida.
And though seasonal
hiring started a month
ago for many stores,

Challenger said, work-
ers still hoping for the
holiday hire should
understand that it's
still going on.
"In no way do I think
those.jobs are filled,"
he said. "It's not too
late. It's certainly still
going on, and will be
throughout the sea-
son as jobs turnover
and as retailers realize
they need more help."


Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development
(MDPHCD) is seeking to establish a pool of qualified
lending partners to participate in Miami-Dade County's
2nd Mortgage Program. Please visit MDPHCD Website
asD for criteria and application information. Applications
will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2012,
by 5:00pm.


The waiting list for Hunter River Walk Apartments,
a Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
project, has closed. Due to the high volume of ap-
plicants on the waiting list, the average wait is over
two years. Therefore, lease applications will not be
given or received, until further notice, for this par-
ticular project located at 524 NW 1 Street, Miami,
Florida 33128.

CNC Management Inc.
305-842-3634 / TDD 305-643-2079

YOU can be

a Homeowner

'.'- ;- !H nebuyer Program

f tr fr r t irrr At u r
Lo,. f d rae first nrf r t age
Local Government Partners
Down Payment Assistance Programs

.... '. p :A. I: i r s :bout our
,. .t i ,- -t,-r b ./er Program .
... :. .* 1 iLgad -u .:i t .305) 982-3100

-a .rv wr 'v" I'' r cwrj A n nwi m 'y.p a r"'
1 (305)983100 Residential Len i I A
FDIC ^amL FL 33145


- .- .. I -

.0 -

~1 ~
a .~T- ~

Section 8. One and two bed-
rooms. $199 security. 786-
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.

1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Appliances, free

13150 Aswan Rd #4
$675 monthly. Opa locka
renovated one bedroom, one
bath, appliances included
and gated. Move in special
$99. Section 8 welcome. Call
or text 786-229-6567
1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$375. 305-642-7080.

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $375

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

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

156 NE 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. No deposit.
Section 8 Welcome.
186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $450.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

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

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

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.

30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.
Appliances. 305-642-7080
56 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
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550. Appliances and free
water. 305-642-7080
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:
6091 NW 15 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$725 monthly. 305-642-
731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water.-$550 monthly.
Call 786-328-5878
7839 N Bayshore Drive
One bedroom, clean and
quiet. One half block to bay.
$750 monthly. 305-542-2006
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.
Over One Month Free Rent
One bdrm. starting at $785

Restrictions Apply

I,- I .

Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
One or two bedroom,
qualify the same day. 305-
603-9592, 305-600-7280 or
visit our office at:
1250 NW 62 St Apt #1.
Overtown call:

One room with bath, $350 per
month, utilities included.
Two bedrooms, $450 a
month. Call 305-613-8396.
Move In Speciall
Spacious two bdrms, one
bath, tile, $695. One bed-
room, one bath, $500 786-
439-7753 786-236-0214

19818 NW 34 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1200 mthly. 786-290-7333
435 NE 121 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$700 monthly. 954-914-9166
441 and 177 St Area
One bdrm., $710 monthly
Call 786-290-5012

10257 NW 10 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly, Section 8 Welcome.
1055 NW 114 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, utili-
ties included. $1100 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome. Call:
786-663-4064, after 4 p.m.
1240 NW 51 Terrace
One bedroom, bath, den,
$600 mthly. 305-648-6112
1255 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, air, bars, tile,
$900. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
13315 Alexandria Drive
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$925 monthly, washer and
dryer provided. Section 8 OK!
1523 NW 41 Street
One bdrm, one bath, appli-
ances, tiled, bars, air, $700
mthly, security. 305-490-9284
1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $475,
free water. 305-642-7080

156 NE 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$675. Free Water.

15614 NW 2 Avenue, Unit 4
Three bdrms, two baths.
$1250 deposit. $1250 mthly.
Section 8 Only!
15721 NW 38 COURT
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8. $1,400 monthly.
15724 NW 39 Court
Two bedrms, one bath. $1050
monthly. 305-751-3381
1599 NW 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, totally remodeled.
$895 mthly. 786-299-4093
1610 NW 47 STREET
One and two bdrms. $550-
$600 mthly. 954-625-5901
170 NW 58th Street
Large three bdrms, two baths,
central air and tiled. $1100
monthly! Section 8 Welcome!
Rick 305-409-8113
1749 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
Appliances. $725. 305-642-
18Ave and NW 50 St
Area, Two bdrms., $735 mth-
ly, call 786-290-5012.
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
1877 NW 43 Street .
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Central air, $900 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome. 305-331 -
2431 or 786-419-0438.
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700

2056 Washington Avenue
Two bdrms, Opa-Locka,
$750 monthly. 786-290-7333

21301 NW 37 AVE.
Two bedrooms, air, bars.
$895. $1790 to move in.
2209-2211 NW 58 St
Two bdrms, one bath, first
and security. $900 monthly.
Call 305-761-6558
2266 NW 63 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1000. 305-642-7080
2357 NW 81 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances. $795 monthly.
2360 N.W. 66 Street
Private home
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Free water. First, last, and
security to move in. $850
2373 NW 61 Street Front
Two bedrooms.
305-298-0388, 305-693-1017
2402 NE 188 Street
Quiet large one bedroom,
one bath, central air. $800
monthly. Call 954-431-1404.
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 Oki Newly remod-
eled, two large bdrms, one
bath, air, washer/dryer includ-
ed. $925 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
tile, air, Section 8 preferred.
40 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
412 NW 59 STREET
Three bedrooms, central air.
Section 8 OK! 786-269-5643
4427 NW 23 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, parking. $900.
4625 NW 15 Avenue #A
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, $900 monthly. Section 8
perferred. 305-490-9284
490 NW 97 Street
One bedroom, one bath. $750
monthly. 954-430-0849
5537 NW 5th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $800 monthly.
Driveway and gated. Call
5927 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725, appliances and free

5947 N. Miami Avenue
One bedroom. one bath.
$395. 305-642-7080.
6101 NE Miami Court
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly. Section 8 Welcome.
8001 NW 11 Court, Apt. 4
Spacious one bedroom, walk-
in closet, $650 monthly, in-
cludes water, $1600 to move
in, tile floors, 305-305-2311
808 NW 109 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Stove, refrigerator, air.
$825. 305-642-7080
9562 NW 22 Avenue
One bedroom, appliances
and air. $600 monthly. First,
last and security.
Two bdrms, air, washer, dryer
hook up, bars, fenced,
Section 8 Only! 954-260-
1865 NW 45 Street Rear
Small efficiency, $135 wkly,
225 NW 17 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $325,
one bedroom, one bath
$395. 305-642-7080

467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water.
305-642-7080, 786-236-

47 NE 80 Terrace #3
One person, $400 monthly,
$900 to move in.
Call 305-621-4383
6741 N.W. 6th Court
Water and lights included.
$550 monthly, $900 moves in
utilities included. Call

Furnished Rooms
1144 NW 63 Street
$550 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-525-9758
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
16431 NW 17 Court
$120 weekly, $240 to move
in. Air and cable included.
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
' 1973 NW 49 Street

Air, cable, $500 mthly, $300
to move in. 786-286-7455

2100 NW 93 Street
Furnished, utilities, air includ-
ed, $500 mthly, $125 a week,
$650 to move in.
2351 NW 153 Street
$85 and up. First, last and se-
curity to move in.
6816 NW 15th Avenue
Refrigerator, cable $100
weekly. 305-627-3457
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Rooms, central air, applianc-
es. $115 wkly. 954-588-6656
Cable TV, utilities included,
$550.monthly. 305-687-1110
Newly remodeled. Utilities in-
cluded. 786-290-1864
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055.
Clean, nice, and air. $100 a
week. 786,426-6263.
Rooms with home privileges.
Prices range from $110 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451.

1250 NE 211 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath
plus den, first and last. Call
1308 NW 83 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
brand new. Section 8 ok.
1318 NW 43 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
133 Street and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
1490 NE 152 Street
Three bedrooms, tile, air,
den, $1,000. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
1500 NW 51 Street
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1275 monthly. Unit avail-
able, wall unit air condition,
full size washer and dryer.
1505 NW 68 street
Three bdrms, one bath, $850
monthly. 305-627-3457
1621 NW 14 Street, Ft.
Two bedrooms, one bath with
large yard. Section 8 ok.
169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, two and
a half baths, fenced yard,
parking. $1959. 305-642-
1800 Rutland Street
Move in Special, three bed-
rooms, one bath with central
air. 786-356-1457
1816 NW 62 Terrace
Nice and clean four bed-
rooms. 786-426-6263
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1100. Stove, refrigerator,
air 305-642-7080
2007 NW 89 STREET
Four bedrooms, two baths,
family room. Appliances in-
cluded. Large fenced yard.
Near schools. $1500 monthly.
First, last and security. 305-
2061 Lincoln Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air and tile floor.
$1000 monthly. Section 8 ok.
2141 NW 96 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
new kitchen, new bathroom.
$1350 monthly. 954-430-0849
2220 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
305-384-8421, 954-854-8154
2435 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms. $790 month-
ly. Call after 6 p.m.,
2443 NW 90 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1100 mthly. 786-290-7333
262 NW 51 Street
Three bdrms, two baths.
$1000 mthly. 786-328-5878
2787 NW 51 Street
Beautifully remodeled three
bdrms, $1300 mthly, Section
8 welcome, 786-287-2942.
284 NW 40 Street
One bedroom, $600 monthly.
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
3201 NW 169 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den. Section 8 Welcome.
$1350 monthly.
3512 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den, $1,200. No Section
8, Terry Dellerson Broker.
3809 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths, fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border. Available now!
Call 850-321-3798

400 Opa Locka Boulevard
(NW 136 Street)
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air. $1,200. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
4621 NW 15 Ave (Rear)
Cottage, one person, one
bedroom, one bath, $575
mthly. 786-512-7622,
52 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
5530 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100, Section 8 Ok. Move in
305-926-2839, 954 284-9291
833 NW 77 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
bars, air, appliances. No Sec-
tion 8. $1300, 305-490-9284.
840 NW 179 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, family room,
$1400 mthly, asking $1500
deposit. Section 8 Welcome.
Call Deborah 305-336-0740
52 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
Four big bedrooms and two
big living rooms for a big fam-
ily or two bedrooms one bath.
Section 8 accepted.
Call 786-274-2266
No credit ok. Three bdrms.,
Section 8 Ok. 786-763-0961
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, washer and dryer hook
up. Section 8 only.
Five bedrooms and half,
three bathrooms, family,
dining, living, and laundry
room. Section 8 okayl $1950
monthly. Call 305-992-6496.
10935 Perry Drive. Three
bdrms, one bath. Section 8
OK. $1000. 305-528-3570

Spacious corner lot, three
bdrms, two baths, central air,
big fenced yard and tool
shed. $1350 monthly. No
Section 8. 754-204-1742


Now You Can own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
On Any Home/Any Area
Need HELP???
House of Homes Realty

Richard Faison

Srlrr 51 E 99
;ELra Qfa l. a .iu
iReg 814 4( ,1
L --------------.---.-.----
r L----- --1
-'5'% IOFFSALE t
IREG 61 d sr
14011Y A6s B d $54 0 i2
S f.TI WI wa f' rl 4 S46
bogsy sWa 1210 n.) 0 si
I IW A T WASB b i 60. 1 . .
L -----------

.RM I-TALL ..-,. : 1
12011 LovelyTeal $100 $19
12'X10' Rich Burgundy $100 $19
12'X011 Oecoralive Tan S100 $19
:l2'X11' Spanish Red $100 $19
120'X1 Beautiful Blue $170 $19
And Many Morel

70% OFF. |


TILE 69,

8300 Bisc. Blvd., Miami

14831 NW 7th Ave., Miami
2208 South State Rd. 7, Miramar
3422 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Laud.
1283 NW 31 Ave., Ft. Laud.
Toll Free 1-866-721-7171

Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, garage, central air.
FHA $3900 down and $519
monthly P&I. We have oth-
ers. NDI Realtors 305-655-
:* . *

580 score minimum for FHA
also reverse mortgages and
hard equity loans.
i, .'.3 .., -,;. ,:,

Can You Sell?
Sales Positions
The right individual must
be aggressive, comfort-
able making cold calls and
know how to close a sale.
Telemarketing experience
is strongly recommended.
Excellent earning oppor-
The Miami Times
Email Resume to:

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in Broward and
Miami Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hoLrs of 6
a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

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

We are direct distributors with
a warehouse in N Miami.
We have brand name dress-
MUCH MORE. Wholesale
Fashion Wholesalers
20258 NE 15th Court
Telephone: 954-456-2121

Security officer $80.
Concealed $75. G and
Concealed $150. First time
drivers $35. 786-333-2084

Non-Profit Debt/Student Loan
Consolidation. 305-899-9393
Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices.
14130 N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Call 305-685-3565
Handy Man who has your
Carpet cleaning, plumbing,
doors, unclog drains, lawn
service. 305-801-5690
Roof Repairs Plumbing
Call Mike. 786-273-1130

Hello Mrs. Elisa Fisher,
I am sending this letter be-
cause I am filing for a divorce.
Please send me an answer
as soon as possible.
Your ex husband,
John Fisher
















Lejune Plaza Shopping Center
697 East 9th St.
Hialeah, FL 33010


I ............... ..... .......... BR IN G TH IS A D .. .. .. .. .

Advanced Gyn Clinic
Professional Sale & Contidenial Services

Termination Up to 22 Weeks
individual Counseling Services
., Board Certified OB GYN's
S ...,. i Comrrplete GYN Services



Back by Popular Demand



From Lithonia, GA 40 Years in business.
Help in all affairs in life, love, numbers,
wife, husband, boyfriend problems.
Call today Don't wait!

Get $500 Up to $2,000
Within 24 72 Hours
Also get a $10,000
to $100,000 settlement

Miami-Dade County Government, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, is requesting
applications from qualified public or private non-profit housing and service providers for a change of
project sponsor for two residential programs with services (permanent and transitional housing) -
and two services-only programs serving homeless individuals with mental illness,
The County will evaluate all applications to determine the best qualified providers) to perform the
outlined scope of services. Interested parties may pick up a copy of the Request for Applications
(RFA) beginning on November 7, 2012 at the following address:
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
The Stephen P. Clark Center
111 N.W. First Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310
Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-1490
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
The due date for submission of applications is 2 p.m. on November 15, 2012 at the Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners on the 17th Floor, Room 17-202 of the Stephen P. Clark Center,
Miami, Florida. The Pre-Application Workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at
10 a.m., the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N. W. First Street, Room 27-B, 27th Floor, Miami,
Florida 33128. A site visit to the projects will occur after the workshop,
Attendance at the Pre-Application Workshop is strongly recommended. In order to maintain a fair
and impartial competitive process, the County can only answer questions at the Pre-Application
Workshop and must avoid private communication with prospective providers during the application
preparation and evaluation period. Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the
applicant in responding to the RFA, and it reserves the right to modify or amend the application
deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary or in the interest of Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County provides equal access and opportunity in employment and services and does
not discriminate on the basis of the handicap. The contact person for purposes of this RFA is Hilda
M. Fernandez, (305) 375-1490.
Frlglad~. *s oninSo t htp/Igaad.mimiae* o

SDaiy appointments urr 17
I Abortion without suirgery Wlr- I.- I

: .-



* 1jtm1-....~ n, ~ nm

& .' -


;* * .. .^ i s,@ .. .8 t .g .^ .- ,.B : . ;*.. . #. .. _. ^ ... :,
... '..- -' '- .. .." ... -
-.. -,' ;-', ~ ~ ~ 7 -- Y. ,:' M e& , :-.' ". ":: ,

SNew half-time experience

for FAMU football season

Northwestern wins tiebreaker

Northwestern wins tiebreaker

- returns to playoffs

football season has taken on
a special meaning for Florida
A&M University (FAMU) in
celebration of 125 years of ex-
cellence. As a countdown to
the celebratory events, each
football game this season has
delivered an unprecedented
enhanced football experience
with halftime performances
by major recording artists,
special game themes and
Old School vs. New School
DJ battles. The halftime
show for the homecoming
game and final home game
of the season on November
10 against North Carolina
Central University will be en-
hanced featuring the legend-
ary Doug E. Fresh and Biz
Markie, both who will keep
the crowd energized with DJ
battles throughout the entire
"Homecoming is usually
a big celebration at FAMU
where alumni and support-
ers come from all over the
country to celebrate, and
this year marks an excit-
ing time for FAMU and the
Rattler football squad as we

celebrate 125 years," shares
Derek Horne, FAMU athletics
director. "Our football season
has been marked by a brand
new energy and theme and
on-field entertainment for
each of our home games, and
we look forward to having
our fans cheer our players on
to victory as we celebrate our
history at FAMU."
In addition to the enhanced
homecoming game experi-
ence, the entire weekend

lineup will include alumni
reunions, pre-game activities
and other celebratory events
including alumni recogni-
tions at the President's Gala.
The halftime entertainment
for the earlier home games in-
cluded performances by ma-
jor recording artist FUTURE,
MC Lyte, and FAMU alum-
nus Will 'Power' Packer of
Rainforest Films, who served
as the game MC for the Old
School vs. New School DJ
battle. Two local Tallahassee
high school marching bands,
James S. Rickards High
School'and FAMU Develop-
mental Research School, also
performed during the October
13 home game against Sa-
vannah State University for
"Youth and Community Day."
FAMU Athletics partnered
with Visit Tallahassee this
football season to deliver a
marketing program to focus
on driving game attendance
and overnight stay while cre-
ating value and an enhanced
game experience for fans.
For more information, visit
FAMUAthletics.com or call
(850) 599-3868.

Stops Carol City,

7-0 to keep hope

alive in District
Miami Times staff report

Avenging an earlier loss to
Carol City over five weeks ago,
the Northwestern Bulls (7-2)
stopped a determined team on
Monday night at Traz Powell
Stadium 7-0. The two were
playing in a winner-takes-all
tiebreaker quarter of play for

Designs already

causing a big

By joey Francilus

Just months after a Palm
Beach high school's new
football uniforms were
nationally attributed as the
ugliest uniforms ever, rap-
per Flo Rida has tapped the
guy behind them to com-
memorate a special anniver-
sary for his alma mater.
Delray Beach-based
uniform designer Ryan
Boylston of Futuristic Woo,
is teaming up with the hip-
hop chart-topper to create
special edition uniforms for
the 50th anniversary of Mi-
ami Carol City High, which
opened in 1963.
Though Boylston's "kryp-
tonite-dipped" designs
for Atlantic High School
prompted a flurry of pointed
criticism from across the In-
ternet, Flo Rida considered
Boylston's tastes on point for
the Chiefs' 2013 fall season.

Heat deserve
The new slogan for the Miami
Heat should be "Pick Your Poi-
son." Of course some might say
that this slogan has probably
been with the team since 2010
when Lebron James and Chris
Bosh decided to bring their tal-
ents to South Beach and join

the runner-up seat in Dis-
trict 16-6A. The Bulls' victory
marks their return to the play-
offs after a one-year absence.
Prior to last year's absence,
Northwestern had earned its
way into postseason play for 20
consecutive years. Northwest-
ern HeadCoach Stephen Field
said the win was "all about my
Northwestern entered the
game having won four of its
last five games since Carol
City knocked them on their
butts on Sept.: 27th. They won

last week against Homestead,
facing a do-or-die situation.
Once again it was the defense
and Darius Tice who made
the difference for the Bulls.
As for Carol City (6-3), which
beat Homestead 8-3 in the first
quarter of the tiebreaker, they
were denied what would have
been their first playoff run
since 2009.
Northwestern's next stop:
The regional quarterfinal
round at 7:30 p.m. at McAr-
thur High School where they
will take on Hollywood Hills.

UM explores venues for Hurricanes games

Athletic Director Blake James sees

Sun Life Stadium as an option

By Michael Casagrande

Nearly five weeks into his
new job, one question follows
Blake James at every turn.
It's all about the stadium.
Easily, 60 percent of the
concerns Miami's interim
athletic director hears in-
volves where the Hurricanes
play football. Ideas from the
public float the idea of replac-
ing Sun Life Stadium with a
smaller venue closer to the
Coral Gables campus.
But, for now at least, there
are no construction plans for
anything new; James said re-
cently. The school is nearing
the end of the fifth season of a
25-year lease with the Miami
Gardens stadium that James
said serves UM well.
"When you look at the
situation, there's only one
'place that makes sense for

us to play, Sun
Life Stadium,"
James said.
"And from some-
one who enjoyed
time in the Or-
ange Bowl, ap-
preciated all the
neat little nu-
ances of being
at the Orange
Bowl, the real-
ity is that's not
there anymore.


So that's not an option."
Then there's the popular
idea of trying to play a game
in Marlins Park, once the site
of the Orange Bowl stadium.
James said he didn't think
the brand new facility was
properly configured to accom-
modate football and didn't
view it as a "long-term solu-
There are plans to play

at least one soccer game in
Marlins Park every January
starting next year.
The number of empty seats
in the 25-year old
S Sun Life Stadium is
a concern, however.
An average of 52,556
tickets were sold for
S the first four home
games, though ac-
S tual attendance fell
below those num-
bers in all but the
near-sellout for the
Oct. 20 Florida State
S game.
"It's something
we look at and will continue
to evaluate because the real-
ity is, we probably don't need
75,000 seats," James said.
"With that said, there prob-
ably isn't other options to
look at right now. In a perfect
world, we'd play in a smaller
stadium that would create a
greater demand for our tick-
ets, which drives so many
other factors.

Tiger blames fatigue for missing Shanghai event

"We're not just Put to
.shock or be cool. Too many
schools are using old logos
or even logos from col-
lege and pro teams," said
Boylston, whose controver-
sial design for Carol City

a new slogan
up with Dwyane Wade.
But last Saturday night at the
American Airlines Arena, that
mantra never proved more fit-
ting for this team in this young
season. It's night two of a back-
to-back. The night before, the
Heat were in New York to play

includes feathered helmets
and a chief's face on the
front of the team's pants. Flo
Rida, who graduated Carol
City as Tramar Dillard in
1998, is donating the uni-

the Knicks, a game where the
opposing team shot 18 threes
to beat the defending champi-
ons in Madison Square Gar-
den. It was a game that some
Heat players felt shouldn't
have been played because of
all the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy. Nevertheless, they lost
and came back to Miami to
play the Denver Nuggets on
Saturday night. Fast forward
to late in the fourth quarter,
14 seconds left to be exact. The
Heat are down by one point to
the new look Nuggets who have
had their way for most of the
night. Coach Eric Spoelstra

By Patrick Johnson

Tiger Woods said fatigue
was the reason he skipped
this week's World Golf Cham-
pionship event in Shanghai.
As Australian Adam Scott and
South African Louis Oosthui-
zen grabbed the first-round
lead at the $7 million event
in China on Thursday, the
36-year-old Woods was hold-
ing a putting clinic for school
children in Singapore.
The main sponsor had been
unhappy Woods and world
number one Mcllroy chose to
miss the Shanghai event de-
spite being in the country and
playing in a lucrative exhibi-
tion event.
Woods said he was looking
forward to competing in the

draws something up and sends
his guys back in to execute
it. Nobody but the team and
coaches know what he's drawn
up. Since 2010 we've seen po-
tential game winning scenari-
os for Mario Chalmers, Eddie
House, Udonis Haslem, Leb-
ron and D-Wade. But tonight,
Coach has another weapon in
his arsenal to play with. His
name is Jesus Shuttlesworth.
More commonly known as Ray
Allen. 14 seconds left: Ray in-
bounds the ball to Lebron who
takes the ball to the top of
the key. 12.6 seconds: Lebron
dribbles to his left which he

World Chal-
lenge in
an invita-
tional event
he hosts
in Califor-
nia, before
putting his
clubs away
for a long
"I was

tired and doing these things
are easy," he said. "Competing
and getting ready for another
golf tournament, I just didn't
want to do that. I've got four
more rounds at my tourna-
ment in LA and I'm done until
Abu Dhabi next year so I'm
looking forward to having this
extended break. This is my

often likes to do. Wade runs
from left to right of Lebron.
Allen fades almost quietly to
the corner with defender Co-
rey Brewer on him. 10.9 sec-
onds: Lebron is in the bas-
ketball key looking as if he's
going to go up for the layup.
Wade is flanked to his right to
catch the rebound in case he
9.1 seconds: As Lebron
drives to the basket, Brewer,
who is defending Allen, gets
sucked in to defend Lebron,
leaving Allen open in the
corner. 8.5 seconds: Lebron
leaves his feet and passes

off-season now and I'm really
looking forward to getting
away from it."
Woods, winner of 14 majors
before his marriage imploded
in late 2009, says he is happy
with his year after returning
from numerous injury prob-
"This year, I've had three
wins and things are certainly
progressing nicely," said
Woods, who has been plagued
by knee, back and Achilles
injuries in recent years.
"Last year I was 127th on
the (PGA Tour) money list, or
whatever I was, and this year
I'm second so that's a pretty
good improvement in a year
and given that I'm healthy I'm
really looking forward to next

to Allen. 8.2 seconds: Allen
shoots and Brewer, realizing
his mistake, comes back to
defend Allen only to foul him
as he attempts a 3-point shot.
The referee whistle blows
sr iF, iri~g, the foul. The shot
is good. The Heat are up by 3
with 6.7 seconds left. Ray Al-
len is going to the free throw
line. Game, Miami Heat 119-
115. Pick your poison. The
Heat have had that luxury
for two years now. Now with
the addition of Ray Allen, this
team just became all the more
dangerous. Defenders beware.
Choose wisely.

Rapper Flo Rida donates

uniforms to Carol City

S.- .'"