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VOLUME 90 NUMBER 14


MIAMI, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2012


Obama speaks


on fiscal cliff


By Ken Thomas
WASHINGTON (AP) Presi-
dent Barack Obama plans to
make a public case this week
for his strategy for dealing with
the looming fiscal
cliff, traveling to
the Philadelphia
suburbs Friday as
he pressures Re-
publicans to allow
tax increases on
the wealthy while
extending tax cuts
for families earn-
ing $250,000 or
less.
The White House OB
said Tuesday that
the president intends to hold
a series of events to build
support for his approach to
-avoid across-the-board tax
increases and steep spending
cuts in defense and domestic
programs. Obama met with
small business owners at the
White House on Tuesday and


Experts say apathy and denial
complicate the issues regarding AIDS
By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.corn
This Saturday, health advocates and medical experts ifromi
Miami to Miramar and even in tranquil Mediterranean na-
tions will sponsor a host of events aimed at raising awareness
about the continued impact of HIV/AIDS. And while whites
in the U.S. have been able to reduce their infection rates, the
prognosis for the Black community is far less encouraging.
Black youth, Black men who have sex with men IMSNIM and
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with middle-class families on
Wednesday.
The president's visit to a
small business in Hatfield,
Pa., that makes parts for a
construction toy company will
cap a week of pub-
q lic outreach as the
White House and
congressional lead-
ers negotiate a way
to avoid the tax in-
creases and spend-
ing cuts scheduled
F to take effect Jan.
1. The trip will
mark Obama's first
public event out-
ub side the nation's
capital since win-
Sning re-election.
Both sides warn the so-called
"fiscal cliff' could harm the na-
tion's economic recovery, but
an agreement still appears
far from assured. The White
House and congressional Re-
publicans have differed
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ARTISTRY SHINES
Haitian-born muralist Serge Toussaint put new touches on his 2008
painting of President Barack Obama in Little Haiti hours after his
successful reelection.


Julian Castro positions himself for 2016


By DeWayne Wickham
Julian Castro is quietly forg-
ing 'a path that could put him
in the White House in 2016.
The second-term Demo-
cratic mayor of San Antonio
made his debut in the nation-
al spotlight this year when he
became the first Hispanic to
give the keynote address at a
major political party's nation-
al convention. Since then, a
confluence of good moves and


good timing is
positioning Cas-
tro to be as big
a political sur-
prise in 2016 as
Obama was in
2008.
One of Cas-
WICKHAM tro's recent good
moves came just eight days af-
ter Obama won re-election by
soundly defeating Republican
Mitt Romney. The 37-year-
old mayor, who along with his


JULIAN CASTRO


identical twin brother, Joa-
quin, was raised by a single
mother, signed a deal to write
his autobiography. In 1995,
Obama's self-authored mem-
oir, Dreams from My Father: A
Story of Race and Inheritance,
allowed him to largely define
himself well before his first
senate campaign in 2004.
Castro's next good move
came a couple of days before
* Thanksgiving, when he led a
delegation of Texas corporate


executives to Great Britain.
The San Antonio Express-
News billed the trip as a "trade
mission focused on energy and
information technology." For
Castro, a Mexican American,
it was also an astute formal
entry onto the world stage.
In his keynote address at
the London School of Econom-
ics and Political Science an
impressive resume stuffer for
a would-be presidential candi-
date Castro showed himself


to be a far better schmoozer
of America's closest ally than
Romney. The mayor opened
his speech by thanking "Lon-
doners for doing a great job
this past summer with the
Olympics. It was fantastic to
watch a city pull off the Olym-
pics the way that London did."
His remark was a sharp re-
minder of how impolitic Rom-
ney had been back in the sum-
mer when he called London's
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OPINION


2A THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2012


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


6


Class-based vs.

race-based admissions
Admissions policies that take class into account,
A rather than race, are getting a renewed push as a
wm-win solution. The contention is that they more
fully serve the goal of diversity in higher education and pro-
vide a progressive way to resolve an enduring conflict that
has now returned to the Supreme Court in a case about
race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at
Austin.

But a crucial premise of the class-over-race argument is
wrong. It is not possible to maintain the same level of racial
diversity in higher education while applying a race-blind ad-
missions policy. Class-based admissions generally reduce
the number of Black and Hispanic students. To maintain or
build the levels of racial diversity on selective campuses, it
is necessary to maintain race-conscious admissions.

While there are higher shares of Blacks and Hispanics
among low-income Americans, their smaller shares of the
whole population mean that whites make up by far the larg-
est portion of low-income families. As Alan Krueger, now
head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers,
and his co-authors wrote in 2006, "The correlation between
race and family income, while strong, is not strong enough
to permit the latter to function as a useful proxy for race in
the pursuit of diversity."

Class-based policies can maintain the share of Blacks
and Hispanics at selective colleges and universities only if
admissions policies also give an advantage to Blacks and
Hispanics that is not race-blind. That is also the finding
of Anthony Carnevale and his co-authors, researchers re-
lied on by advocates for class-based policies. Advocates may
broaden the definition of social and economic disadvantage
to include other factors, like speaking a foreign language at
home, but these are proxies for ethnicity or race.

Harvard's Thomas Kane found that selective colleges and
universities using class-based admissions would have to
save six times as many places for low-income students to
maintain the same level of Black and Hispanic students.
(That was in 1997-8, but none of the core premises for that
conclusion have changed much.) For colleges and univer-
sities committed to diversity, the right way to think about
class- and race-conscious admissions is as complements
rather than alternatives. Both are essential for a truly di-
verse campus.

Maintaining race-conscious admissions contributes signif-
icantly to campus diversity, while serving racial and social
justice. Expanding class-conscious admissions significantly
expands diversity while serving social and economic justice
though it also requires considerably more financial aid,
which is why the wealthiest and most selective colleges and
universities have more such diversity.

A benefit of the attention to class-based admissions poli-
cies is the spotlight it puts on how much education from
kindergarten through college favors students with economic
and social advantages. Those from the top fifth of house-
holds in income are at least seven times as likely to go to
selective colleges as those in the bottom fifth. The achieve-
ment gap between high- and low-income groups is almost
twice as wide as between whites and Blacks.

But the disadvantage resulting from class status does not
change the reality that Blacks and Hispanics are also sub-
stantially underrepresented at selective colleges and uni-
versities. In 2004, they were 14.5 percent and 16 percent,
respectively, of those graduating from high schools, but only
3.5 percent and 7 percent of those enrolling in selective col-
leges and universities. The underrepresentation has gotten
worse over the past generation.

In 2003, when the Supreme Court ruled that race-con-
scious admissions are constitutional if carefully carried out,
it gave two basic reasons: they serve a compelling interest of
society; and without them, selective colleges and universi-
ties would be much less diverse than they must be to serve
that interest.

Shifts in American demographics since then have only re-
inforced this crucial need. -New York Times


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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 person, fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.


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Audit Bureau of Cir-ulations


Obama sends message to GOP: Bring it on
President Barack Obama target," Obama added, "then McCain, (R-Arizona) and Sena- tial campaign and was later ap-
showed true grit. they've got a problem with me." tor Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who pointed to represent the United
Obama stood tall behind the It was Obama's first news con- have accused Rice of misrepre- States at U.N. headquarters in
podium at the White House and ference since he was re-elected senting the facts in Benghazi, New York. Rice said that her
defended U.N. Ambassador Su- to the White House and the Libya, on Sept. 11, when terror- parents taught her to "never
san Rice like a little sister who president appeared confident ists killed Ambassador J. Chris- use race as an excuse or advan-
was being picked on by school- and ready to take on a fight with topher Stevens and three other tage", and as a young girl she
yard bullies. Republicans if necessary. Americans. "dreamed of becoming the first
The bullies, however, are Re- "She has done exemplary The president is considering U.S. Senator from the District of
publicans. Columbia"
"If Senator McCain and Sena- Republicans couldn't oust
tor Graham and others want to republicans couldn't oust Obama from the White House Obama from the White House
go after somebody, they should during the election, so now they'll try to derail his during the election, so now
go after me," Obama said .with R high-level appointments and Rice is clearly in the GOP they'll try to derail his high-level
conviction. "And I'm happy tohigh-level appointments and Rice is clearly in the GP appoint entsand Riceis clearly
have that discussion with them. crosshairs, in the GOP crosshairs.
But for them to go after the U.N. And since Obama has signaled
ambassador, who had nothing that he's not going to let Repub-
to do with Benghazi and was work," Obama said, in his de- elevating Rice to Secretary of licans steamroll a Black'woman
simply making a presentation fense of Rice, the first Black State, replacing Hillary Clinton who he considers a friend, the
based on intelligence that she American woman to be appoint- who is leaving her post at the president has set a no-nonsense
had received and to besmirch ed as U.N. Ambassador. "And end of the year. But Republicans tone for his next four years in
her reputation, is outrageous." should I choose if I think that have vowed to block Rice's ap- the White House.
And then, with a firm look she would be the best person to pointment, who would need con- In plain talk: Bring it on.
from the lectern, the president serve America in the capacity firmation from Congress to take Michael Cottman is senior cor-
bristled as he issued a stern the State Department, then I will the job. respondent at Reach Media Inc.'s
warning, nominate her. That's not a de- So, Obama drew a proverbial BlackAmericaWeb.com and a
"When they go after the U.N. termination that I've made yet." line in the sand. professor in the department of
ambassador, apparently be- Obama defended Rice against Rice, 47, served as an advi- journalism, Howard University,
cause they think she's an easy accusations by Senator John sor to Obama's 2008 presiden- Washington, D.C.


-~ .~r .113


Republicans look bad attacking Susan .Rice

The Republicans really need Benghazi incident as a protest by their hand-and even playing women and people
to lay off UN Ambassador Susan extremists against an anti-Mus- themselves in the process. In to survive, the dec
Rice. The image of a party of an- lim video-an assessment based his defense, Graham told Fox on Rice is the worst
gry old white dudes going after an on the best intelligence the CIA New's Steve Doocy, "the only inable, and the op1
accomplished Black woman will had at the time. Rice had noth- color I'm worried about when it they need right n<
not give them the image makeover ing to do with Benghazi, and yet, comes to Benghazi is red, blood tion. But they can
they need. as a brilliant black woman in the red. .The death of four Ameri- selves, refusing to I
Not unlike their outrageous be- upper echelons of the Obama ad- cans." powerful Black wor
havior over the past four years- ministration, she is a convenient In the November 6 election, an ambassadorshi:
and this election season in par- target for a party that has prob- Obama received fifty-five percent ing the angry whiti
ticular-the party is guilty of lems with women and black of the women's vote and roughly base will reward the
overreach. Despite the thrashing people, ninety percent of the nonwhite even Senator Grab
the GOP received on election day, Senators John McCain (R- vote. Republicans came off as the Republicans ar
and the lessons they should have Arizona) and Lindsey Graham a party of misogyny and racial ating enough angr3
learned when President Barack (R-South Carolina) have led the intolerance, with congressional to stay in business
Obama cleaned Romney's clock, charge, with Graham saying Tea Party candidates justifying term."
old habits are hard to break. Rice is" disconnected to reality rape, and high-profile Romney If they continue t
The Grand Old Party has en- and disqualified from a "promo- surrogates questioning the pres- tics such as using
gaged in relentless attacks on tion" to secretary of state. Mc- ident's intelligence and demand- Rice as racial cannc
Ambassador Rice's intelligence Cain said he would do "every- ing that he produce his college Republicans will be
and reputation, turning her into thing" in his power to block her transcript. The voters repudi- the political backwa
a scapegoat for the deadly at- nomination. And 97 members ated the Republican message, as missed as fringe ext
tack on the U.S. consulate in of Congress Twrote a letter to the voters themselves are chang- David A. Love is
Benghazi, Libya, which killed a the president opposing her po- ing demographically. Director of Witness
U.S. ambassador and three other tential selection as Hillary Clin- The message should be loud a national nonprofit
Americans. At issue for Republi- ton's replacement as Secretary and clear to the GOP: change that empowers exor
cans are Rice's statements on the of State. your' ways or suffer a political row prisoners and
Sunday talk show circuit follow- Although Republicans believe death. But the Republican Party ily members to bec
ing the attack, they have the upper hand, there is not taking the hint. At a time leaders in the move
The diplomat characterized the are signs they are overplaying when the GOP needs to attract ish the death penalty


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ment to abol-
ty.


A Black Thanksgiving gave us a time to reflect i
Millions of Black American American inmates and defen- prayers of past generations. A out the world.
families observed Thanksgiving dants. Abject poverty con- Black Thanksgiving was the We were very thankft
last week. We have much to be tinues to have an alarmingly time for us to affirm the impor- re-election of President
thankful and grateful for. Yet we mortal grip on too many of our tance of giving back to help our H. Obama. This election
should also be cognizant of the families and communities. Im- communities to better develop umphantly won by the
challenges and struggles that lie proving the systematic quality and prosper. This was the time voter turnout against t
ahead in the pathway to future education of our children re- for sharing what we have with drop of voter suppress
economic empowerment and mains one of the highest pri- those who are less fortunate, world is continuing tc
social sustainability not only orities. A Black Thanksgiving More than 40 million Black for the better and th
in America, but throughout a this year should have focused Americans now spend more prospects for Black Ai
changing world. In other words, on taking the time as family, than one trillion dollars annu- to prosper going forw
this is a time for reflection, self- friends, colleagues, and sim- ally. significantly enhanced
assessment, self-improvement, ply as "brothers and sisters" to "Thanksgetting" presupposes when you have an "
and collective development and adequately assess and plan for "Thanksgiving." Let's assess love," respect and a
progress, further advancement of the in- how we spend that much mon- giving for the help of y
I know that there are some terests, intelligence, and insti- ey every 12 months. How much family and community,
cynics even among us who pre- tutions of the Black American is for our empowerment as a clear about the nece
fer to see the plight of Black community, people? The future success of have love, respect and
Americans only from a patho- This should not have been, our advancement is dependent of giving for the help o
logical or from a continuously however, the time for carelessly upon our unity and solidar- Thus, a Black Thankst
negative critique. It is true that taking anything for granted. We ity with others who know from the truest sense is a Th
unemployment in our com- have come a mighty long way, history and from the present ing for all people.
munities, in particular for our and yes, we still have a long day realities the importance Benjamin F. Chavis
youth, remains devastatingly way to go toward the fulfill- of standing up, speaking out, President of the Hip-H
high. Prisons and jails across ment of the dream of Dr. Martin taking action, and working mit Action Network anc
the nation continue to overflow Luther King, Jr. and the real- tirelessly for the freedom and tion Online Services C
disproportionately with Black ization of the aspirations and equality of all people through- tion.


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OPINION


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


3A THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2012


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BY PERRY BACON, JR. ; j' ,


The rise and fall of Allen West-style politics
SThe rise of the Tea Party dent that less edgy figures ful and that is likely to make years and they v
in 2009 and 2010 brought like Utah House candidate them figures who 'are even to press for' the:
not only a more conservative Mia Love. not Trumo or West. more at the fringe of the partv.. vative candidate:


brand of politics to Wash-
ington, but at times simply a
more rude one: South Caroli-
na Republican Wilson shout-
ing "you lie" at President
Obama as he spoke to Con-
gress, Donald Trump's com-
ments on Obama's birth and
grades and numerous Repub-
licans calling the president a
socialist.
But the reign of the incen-
diary-at-all-costs Republi-
cans, politicians like Florida's
Allen West who made radical
statements about the presi-
dent that seemed much more
about getting attention and
TV bookings than 'affect-
ing policy, seems at its end.
West finally conceded defeat
to Democrat Patrick Murphy
last week, but even if he had
come back to Congress, he
would have been a margin-
alized figure, .as he had little
standing among House Re-
publicans, who consider him
a loose cannon. It's no acci-


earned speaking slots at the
Republican National Conven-
tion this summer. Romney


It's not clear how exactly Re-
publicans can reach women
or minorities more effectively,


ut the reign of the incendiary-at-all-costs Republicans,
politicians like Florida's Allen West who made radical
statements about the president that seemed much more


about getting attention and TV
seems at its end.

rarely employed" the harsh,
anti-Obama rhetoric of Rick
Santorum, Michele Bach-
mann or Newt Gingrich, all
of whom he ran against in the
GOP primary. South Caro-
lina's Tim Scott, the other
Black Republican elected in
2010, already wielded more
influence inside' the halls of
Congress, even as West was
far more famous because of
his FOX appearances.
Now, as Republicans look to
expand the party's reach, the
tone of figures like West and
Trump will be even less help-


bookings than affecting policy,


but it's hard to imagine future
GOP nominees will have mul-
tiple appearances with the
race-baiting Trump, as Rom-
ney did.. West acquired atten-
tion in part because he was
a Black who loudly criticized
President Obama, a point that
will be less important to the
GOP as Obama will no longer
be on the ballot.
To be sure, the Tea Party,
which West and Trump are
closely associated with, is not
dead. Local Tea Party groups
in states, have gained huge
influence, over the last four


will continue
most conser-
in primaries.


And as one can tell from the
sharp attacks on Susan Rice
from Republicans like John
McCain, the GOP is not go-
ing to simply allow Obama
to do what he wants in a sec-
ond term. FOX News is likely
to remain a center of Obama
opposition and some conser-
vative activists will no doubt
miss West's blunt style.
But the tone of the GOP
was shifting -even before the
2012 election and the defeat
of West will accelerate that
movement. It's not anti-Tea
Party either. Instead, it's a
move toward more traditional
politicians whose credentials
are experience (McCain) or
policy expertise (Paul Ryan)
-and not simply making con-
troversial comments, as West
was known for.
Perry Bacon, Jr. is a veteran
political journalist and com-
mentator is an on-air analyst
for MSNBC and political editor
for NBC's theGrio.com.


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Should the FAMU Marching 100o

be allowed to perform again?.


CAROLYN FULGER, 50
Substitute teacher, Liberty City

Of course.
We've had the
FAMU March-
ing band. for
years and
years. Them
marching is
like a tradi-
tion. The en-
tire school
shouldn't be punished for
what's going on now.

TOMMY MCKEVER, 73
Retired, Liberty City

Yes .because
I grew up with
them.





CECIL CLAIRE, 51
Substance abuse counselor,
Miami Gardens

Yes, but they
need to get the
bad seed out
of the line up
and start from
there.


ADAM VALDES,21,
College student, Miami Gardens

Yes, because it wasn't the en-
tire band who
did the crime. .'
They have


done more
good than bad
and you have
to think about
the good
things they
have done.


JERRINE CHATMAN, 65
Retired teacher, Liberty City

Yes, they
should be able
to perform
again but the
hazing thing
got out of
hand.


FREDERICK SMALLS, 47
Service technician, Liberty City

Yes. But they should learn
from [the haz-
ing incident],
never let it
happen again
and continue
on. V


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Black organizations should reflect diversity
I was once told, "Be what ing. The elections this month in the planning or have any should be worth der ending.
you are looking for. If you showed that America is be- input about who will appear And if it can't be defended,
want friends, go be a friend; if coming more diverse and that on a panel. Sounds familiar? maybe it was never a good
you want love, go love some- diversity is here to stay. But, If these groups would admit idea at all.
one and if you want happi- what is ironic is that within to the obvious -, that they With all of the problems we
ness, go make someone hap- Black organizations, there is have a liberal bias at least face- high unemployment,
py." no diversity of thought, they would be honest. But to low educational accomplish-
As I have reflected on this The aforementioned groups insist, as they do, that they merit, crime, a dwindling
simple, but yet profound middle class, among others
statement, I have found most new ideas are needed now
of the major Black organia- lacks must get back to the days when we held spirited more than ever. Over the past
tions are woefully hypocriti- B four.decades -- under Black
cal. They refuse to be what debates aboutwhat's bestforour communities. If an idea and White presidents the
they are looking for. B is worthy 9f implementing, it should be worth defending, unemployment rates for
Groups like the NAACP, The Blacks have been double that
National Urban League and, of whites. Whatever we've
the Congressional Black Cau- tried in the past simply has
cus (CBC) constantly corn- pretend to be non-partisan or are not biased flies in the face not worked. And our commu-
plain about the lack of diver- bi-partisan. However, when of the truth, nity has been the real loser.
sity in corporate America. you look at their leaders, they Making our major organi- If we are ever going to
These groups claim they are are all unabashed Democrats zations more politically and change our predicament, the
always told by corporations or very liberal in their think- intellectually diverse doesn't least we must do is create
that they "can't find" minori- ing. When they are challenged cost a cent. Are liberals really an honest dialogue between
ties for board or employee po- on this, they claim they can't so insecure about their beliefs all segments of our commu-
sitions. They, in turn, accuse find any Black Republicans to that they are afraid of having nity. Otherwise, well never be
'the companies of not being get involved. When they have their ideas, tested in the mar- what we've been looking for.
serious about diversity. To a their annual conferences, ket place of ideas? Raynard Jackson is presi-
large extent, these groups are they will.put one token Black Blacks must get back to the dent & CEO of Raynard Jack-
right. But what I find amazing Republican on a panel so they days when we held spirited son & Associates, LLC., a
is that these same groups do can boast about being inclu- debates about what's best for Washington, D.C.-based pub-
the very same thing they ac- sive. Mind you that no Blacks our communities. If an idea lic relations/government af-
cuse corporate America of do- Republicans are ever involved is worthy of implementing, it fairs firm.



BY. ULIANNE MALVEAUX, NNPA.Colurrnist.


Not all public policy is created to be equal
Discussions of the fiscal cliff than whites. Thus, people who women the levels of smoking Parenthood has a greater im-
also include discussions about have paid into the system, but have risen, while smoking rates pact on poor women without
ways to change Social Security get less out of when they live had declined among men. Re- health insurance than others
and Medicare benefits in or- shorter lives. Again, those at searchers who study these is- whose contraceptive needs are
der to save money. One of the the bottom are disadvantaged sues suggest that women are covered by their insurance. Yet
proposals is to raise the Social by public policy that seems race smoking more because of the the right wing attempts to char-
Security retirement age to 70. and class neutral. many pressures women face, acterize Planned Parenthood as
After all, some argue, there is Why the gap in life expectan- including being part of the an abortion center, not a place
nothing magic about 65 or 67, cy? Part has to do with higher "sandwich generation" juggling -that offers education on con-'
so why not push the rate up to rates of smoking among less ed- both elder care and child care. traception, breast cancer, and
70? ucated (which propels obesity), The health insurance gap be- other health issues.
The difference is the kind and the lack of health insur- teen those who are highly ed- Extending the Bush tax cuts
of work we do. I can't imagine ance, especially among those ucated and less well educated for the wealth certainly has a
that I will ever stop talking and f disproportionate impact on the
writing, advanced age notwith- lost of us got the memo about the dangers of smoking, poor and working class, but
standing. However, someone but women who lack a high school diploma are more there are hidden attacks on the
who is waiting tables, working poorest in our nation. Raising
in a nursing home, or doing pri- M likely than others to smoke. Indeed, among women the Social Security retirement
vate household work might not the levels of smoking have risen, while smoking rates had de- age, eliminating Planned Par-
want, but need, to. slow it down clinedamong men. enthood, and attacking Obam-
after 65, or maybe even earlier. care are all implicit attacks
Some people take their Social on the poor. The class status
Security earlier, although 'they with lower incomes and less is growing. Among working age of our federal elected officials
are lower, at age 62. Tired, and education. Obamacare partly adults without a high school (with median wealth of more
with sometimes broken bodies, solves the insurance problems, diploma, 43 percent have no than $750,000 excluding the
they'd rather take less money but those living in an unreal health insurance, up from 35 value of their home, compared
than keep working. Raising the time warp seem to think Mitt percent a decade ago. On the to just $20,000 for the average
Social Security retirement age Romney won the election and other hand, only 10 percent of person) suggests that Congress
hurts these people, they are acting accordingly by those with a college education just doesn't get it. But we elect
These folk are also hurt be- attempting to repeal health care lacked health insurance, these people. What does that
cause their life expectancy is reform. While Americans do not like say about us?
also lower. People with less Most of us got the memo about to talk about class poor and Julianne Malveaux is a Wash-
education have shorter life ex- the dangers of smoking, but working class people do less ington, D.C.-based economist
pectancies than those who are women'who lack a high school well in our society than oth- and writer. She is President
more highly educated. Blacks diploma are more likely than ers. For example, attempting to Emerita of Bernett College for
have lower life expectancy rates others to smoke. Indeed, among eliminate funding for Planned Women in Greensboro, N.C.


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Leaders and supporters of the City of Opa-locka receive awards for service during the grand opening of thie new Sherbondy
Village.


Sherbondy Village opens in Opa-locka


Opa-locka residents, elected
officials, community leaders
and high school rivals cheered
as four local high school bands
battle at the dedication cer-
emony for Opa-locka's new
Sherbondy Village on Novem-
ber 15th. High school bands
were featured including: Miami
Norland, Hialeah-Miami Lakes,
Miami Northwestern and Miami


Carol City. Nathan B. Young
Elementary students performed
an anti-bully skit and a stu-
dent from Dr. Robert B. Ingram
recited a poem.
The community event kicked-
off the opening of Opa-locka's
first multi-use recreation
center. Sherbondy Village is a
two-story, 28,000 sq. ft. facil-
ity that houses a gymnasium,


a 250-seat theatre, pool and
park. The $4.3 million facil-
ity was funded through the
County's Safe Neighborhood
Park Bond Program and city
funding. Home to the City's
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment, the facility offers after
school programs for residents
and non-residents. An aquatic
program will open in May 2013.


"Sherbondy Village is a pre-
mier community facility," said
Mayor Myra Taylor. "Our Opa-
locka community can easily
access afterschool, sports and
leisure activities year-round."
For more information on
programs offered at Sherbondy
Village call Opa-locka's Parks
and Recreation Department at
305-953-3042.


Cutting the ribbon for Opa-locka's multi-million dollar facility, Sherbondy Village, are city commissioners, the mayor, school
board members and leading Opa-locka residents.


Sides square off on Trayvon cellphone


By Rene Stutzman '& Jeff Weiner

Despite all the investigation,
public outrage and scrutiny over
the shooting death of Trayvon Mar-
tin, at least one major piece of evi-
dence has not yet been thoroughly
analyzed: his cellphone. .
Police found it at the scene, the
night Trayvon.was shot, its battery
dead. Authorities tried but failed
to download data from the phone,
then asked his father, Tracy Mar-
tin, for the security code so they
could unlock it. They didn't get the
code and turned the phone over to
the Florida Department of Law En-
forcement.
A crime-lab specialist there had
only limited success accessing the
messages, photos and other infor-
mation on the phone, according
to attorneys for defendant George
Zimmerman.
Without the security code, FDLE
analyst Stephen Brentoni told at-
torneys, he could not unlock the
phone and download information
from its primary data-storage site:
the chip built into the phone, said
defense attorney Mark O'Mara.
Brenton was able to download
files from two removable-storage
devices in the phone: its SIM card
and SD card, O'Mara said. But the
information on its internal chip
remains a mystery. It could be re-
vealing, according to O'Mara and


with Computer Forensics LLC in
West Palm Beach, has no connec-
tion to the case and has not ana-
lyzed the phone, but he said there
may be ways to get to the informa-
tion from the built-in memory chip.


-Office of Special Prosecutor Angela Corey
Trayvon Martin's cellphone was found in the grass near where
he was shot.


co-counsel Don West.
The phone is a 2-year-old Hua-
wei U8150 smartphone, a model
manufactured in China and sold
by T-Mobile as the "Comet" and
which shoots video and photos and
provides Internet access plus con-
ventional cellphone and texting fea-
,tures.
It could be a font, of informa-
tion about. Trayvon, the unarmed
black 17-year-old that Zimmerman
killed Feb. 26 in Sanford. Zimmer-
man is charged with second-degree
murder. He says he acted in self-
defense.


In addition to revealing whom
the high-school junior talked with
and when and what text messages
he sent and received, it could be
an electronic record of what he
thought captured in email, vid-
eos and photos and the websites
he visited.
The information downloaded by
Brenton at the FDLE lab "tells me
the last few phone calls, but that's
about it," O'Mara said. "It looks like
there is other information that I
should have."
Dave Kleiman, a computer foren-
sic technician and expert witness


President Obama makes a public case


CLIFF
continued from IA

on whether to raise revenue
through higher tax rates or by
closing tax loopholes and deduc-
tions.
House Speaker John Boehner,
R-Ohio, has pushed for raising ad-
ditional revenue through the re-
ducing of tax loopholes instead of
raising tax rates on wealthy Ameri-
cans. The White House has coun-
tered that the president will not
sign legislation that extends cur-
rent tax rates for the top 2 percent
of income earners, or those house-
holds with incomes over $250,000.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey,
a conservative Republican who op-
poses Obama's plan to increase
taxes on the wealthy, said that
while a presidential visit to his
state "is always welcome," he re-
mains staunchly against Obama's
strategy for avoiding the fiscal cliff
crunch.
"The president seems absolutely
determined to inflict a tax increase
on the American people," Toomey
told CNN on last Tuesday. He said
Obama and congressional Demo-
crats must come up with cuts in
entitlement programs like Social


Security and Medicare.
Obama, only weeks after win-
ning re-election, has signaled his
intention to rally the public to
pressure Congress to support his
agenda, an approach that helped
him win passage of a payroll tax
cut extension and prevented in-
terest rates on millions of federal
student loans from doubling last
summer.
Obama campaign manager Jim
Messina said in an e-mail to sup-
porters after the election that the
president's volunteer base was
crucial to his re-election but said it
was not aimed "just to win a cam-
paign. We have more progress to
make, and there's only one way to
do it: together."
Following the election, Obama
aides asked supporters to record
YouTube videos discussing the
need to have the wealthiest Ameri-
cans. pay more in taxes. Some of
the people who shared their stories
on YouTube planned to join Obama
at the White House on Wednesday.
On Friday, Obama will tour
and deliver remarks at The Rodon
Group manufacturing facility in
Hatfield, Pa., offering the company
up as an example of a business
that depends on middle-class con-


sumers during the holiday season.
The company manufactures parts
for KNEX Brands, a construction
toy company whose products in-
clude Tinkertoy, KNEX Building
Sets and Angry Birds Building
Sets.
Congressional Republicans, led
by Boehner, have expressed open-
ness to discussing additional reve-
nue but oppose any plan that rais-
es tax rates- on the wealthy. They
argue that the higher rates would
also hurt some small businesses
and hinder economic growth.
Republicans have called for
changes to the tax code to elimi-
nate tax breaks and loopholes that
primarily benefit the wealthy. Sev-
eral key Republican lawmakers
have also said they would not be
bound by a no-tax-increase pledge
that they have adhered to in the
past.
Boehner and GOP leaders
planned to meet on Wednesday
with members of a bipartisan co-
alition of former members of Con-
gress and business leaders that
has advocated cuts in spending
in major health care programs as
well as changes in the tax code to
raise more money but also to lower


-Photo Db y cni: Ireelance Prhotograpner
The Reeves family pose with The Rev. Canon Richard L
Marquess Barry following his last service as rector, on Sunday,
November 25.

Saint Agnes prepares


for historic weekend.-


On Saturday, December
1st, at 10 a.m., Saint Agnes
Church, the community and
friends will gather for a ser-
vice of Thanksgiving for the
forty-four years ministry and
retirement of the Reverend
Canon Richard L.Marquess-
Barry. Following the worship,
a gala brunch will be held in
the parish hall. Father Mar-
quess-Barry is trying to raise
$50,000 for the United Negro
College Fund in thanksgiving
for his ministry. All graduates


of Florida Memorial University,
Bethune Cookman Universi-
ty, Edward Waters College. and
Saint Augustine's University
are asked to participate in this
fund raising effort because all,
monies raised will be disbursed
between these institutions. On
Sunday, December 2nd, The
Reverend Father Denrick E.
Rolle will be instituted as the
Fourth Rector and Pastor of St.
Agnes at 4 p.m. The public is
invited to share in these great
moments.


Nigel Malik Berry: Role

model student of the month


' Nigel Malik Berry, a
senior at Miami Central
Senior High enjoys life
and entertaining oth-
ers. He plans to attend
Miami-Dade College
and dreams of becom-
ing a theatrical actor.
A member of.the 5000
SRole Models of Excel- BE
lence Program for four
years, Nigel also plays trombone
in the band. He is committed to
helping his family and serving
his community, including his


church, Mt. Tabor Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
"For a man to conquer
himself is the first and
noblest of all victories"
is Nigel's favorite quote.
Miami Central admin-
istrators are .proud of
Nigel's commitment to
ERRY his family and com-
munity. The 5000 Role
Models of Excellence Project
salutes and encourages Role
Model Nigel Malik Berry to be
'the very best that he can be.


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Commissioner Barbara Jordan is joined by a parent from North County Elementary School, principal Melissa Mesa, Slip N Slide
recording artist Sebastian Mikael and music mogul Ted Lucas of the Ted Lucas Foundation.



Jordan gives over 6oo turkeys,



baskets to needy local families


Miami Gardens Miami-
Dade County Commis-
sioner Barbara J. Jordan,
in conjunction with several
local organizations, provided
needy residents throughout
District 1 with a turkey and
goods for the Thanksgiving
holiday. Joined by music
mogul Ted Lucas, Jordan
visited four homes in North-
west Miami-Dade County
and was greeted by grateful
residents who appreciated
the thoughtful gesture.
. "The Ted Lucas Foun-
dation stepped up to the
plate arid provided tur-
keys, canned goods, stuff-
ing, cranberry sauce, and
other trimmings for a grand
Thanksgiving meal," she
said. "Ted is a young man
who grew up in District 1
and hasn't forgotten about
his community. He returns
every year to insure that his
neighbors can enjoy a won-
derful holiday season."
Jordan and Lucas also


addressed students at North
County Elementary School
whose families were in need
of food assistance. They
were joined by Sebastian Mi-
kael, one of Lucas' breakout
music artists.from Sweden.
Throughout the day, more
than 600 turkeyswere
distributed to community
organizations, churches and
the elderly at the Landmark
facility in Northwest Miami-
Dade County.
"It feels good to be a
blessing to others," Jordan
said. "During this season
of giving, I am hoping that
everyone extends a help-
ing hand to those less
fortunate. While these are
difficult economic times,
everyone deserves a hearty
Thanksgiving meal."
Contributors to the turkey
distribution included: Slip
N Slide Records, Landmark
Aviation, Falcon Trust Air,
Odebrecht and World Waste
Recycling.


Commissioner Jordan and' Ted Lucas present a turkey and
Thanksgiving basket with all the trimmings to Dorothy Grant of
Miami Gardens.


Jackson resigns; troubles far from over


By From staff and wire reports

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resigna-
tion from Congress might end his
once-promising political career,
but it doesn't mark the end of
troubles for the civil rights icon's
son.
Just two weeks after
voters re-elected him to
a ninth full term,'Jack-
son on Wednesday sent
his resignation letter to
House Speaker John
Boehner, citing his ongo-
ing treatment for bipolar
disorder and acknowl-
edging for the first time JACI
an ongoing federal in-
vestigation. In the letter,
Jackson hinted that a. plea bar-
gain may be in the works.
"I am aware of the ongoing fed-
eral investigation into my activi-
ties and I am doing my best to ad-
dress the situation responsibly,
cooperate with the investigators,
and accept 'responsibility for my
mistakes, for *they are my mis-
takes and mine alone," Jackson
wrote.
Jackson, the eldest son of civil
rights leader and former presi-
dential candidate Jesse Jackson,
has been on medical leave since
mid-June and has been treated
twice at the Mayo Clinic for bipo-
lar disorder.
At the same time, the Chicago-
area Democrat was the subject
of two separate investigations of
wrongdoing.
The Justice Departmenti- has
been investigating allegations that
Jackson, 47, misused campaign
funds to redecorate his house and
other personal expenses.
Jackson recently hired former
federal prosecutor Dan Webb to
work out a plea deal in that mat-
ter.


CBS News reported, that the
deal would allow Jackson to re-
sign for health reasons, serve
some jail time and require him to
repay any campaign funds used
for personal purposes.
The CBS report also said Jack-
son would be allowed to keep his
congressional pension.
S Pete Sepp, executive vice
president of the National
Taxpayers Union, said
Jackson would be enti-
tled to about $45,000 in
Sannual benefits when he
turns 62.
Jackson who has not
SON been seen in public in
months -- was also un-
der a House Ethics Com-
mittee investigation over dealings
with imprisoned former Illinois
governor Rod Blagojevich.
The Ethics Committee has au-
thority only over sitting members
of Congress, so it can no longer
punish Jackson, but it could still
release a report about its investi-
gation.
The allegation was that Jack-
son's supporters had agreed to
raise money for Blagojevich's
campaign if the governor would
appoint Jackson to the U.S. Sen-
ate seat that became available
when Sen. Barack Obama was
elected president. Jackson has
not been charged with wrongdo-
ing in that investigation.

FATHER'S STATEMENT
In the wake of Jackson's an-
nouncement, his attorneys is-
sued a statement about the
campaign-finance matter:, "Mr.
Jackson is cooperating with the
investigation. We hope to negoti-
ate a fair resolution of the mat-
ter but the process could take
several months."
"I think it won't be too long be-


fore we hear an announcement
of a plea agreement," said Bruce
Reinhart, a white-collar defense
lawyer in West Palm Beach, Fla.,
who was a federal prosecutor
for 19 years. "The government
doesn't like people who are go-
ing to plead guilty to abusing
public office to remain in a posi-
tion of public trust. ... Resigna-
tion would be a significant bar-
gaining chip for Congressman
Jackson in order to get a better
deal from the government."
Late last Wednesday, the con-
gressman's father told report-
ers his son resigned because he
didn't believe he could continue
to serve effectively while also
trying to get well.
"He' made the decision to
choose his health," the elder
Jackson said.
He also said there is no way
of knowing how long it will take
for his son to recover from what
he characterized as an "internal
unresolved challenge." .
"It's not the kind of illness you
can put a timetable on," Jack-
son said, adding that he is con-
fident that his son "will get well
in time."
The, congressman went on
medical leave in June, though
his office was never forthcoming
about details about his condi-
tion, his whereabouts or if he
would return.
It was later revealed that he
was being treated at the Mayo
Clinic for bipolar disorder and
gastrointestinal issues. Jack-
son returned to his Washing-
ton home in September but
went back to the clinic the next
month. His father said his son
had not yet "regained his bal-
ance."
In his resignation letter,
Jackson said that he returned


to Washington the first time
against the recommendations of
his doctor and then needed to
return.
He said that over the months
as his health had "deteriorated,"
his ability to serve his constitu-
ents had "diminished."
"My health issues and treat-
ment regimen have been incom-
patible with service in the House
of Representatives," Jackson
wrote.


-AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano
Water reaches the street level of the flooded Battery Park Un-
derpass, Tuesday, Oct. 30, in New York. A day after a wall of sea-
water and high winds slammed ihto the city, destroying buildings
and flooding tunnels.


After super storm,


U.S. may take new


approach on climate
By Karl Ritter Climate Commissioner .Connie


Associated Press

STOCKHOLM During a
year with a monster storm and
scorching heat waves, Ameri-
cans have experienced the kind
of freakish weather that many
scientists say will occur more
often on a warming planet. .
And as a re-elected president
talks about global warming
again, climate activists are cau-
tiously optimistic that the U.S.
will be more than a disinterest-
ed bystander when the U.N. cli-
mate talks resume Monday with
a two-week conference in Qatar.
"I think there will be expec-
tations from countries to hear
a new voice from the United
States," said Jennifer Morgan,
director of the climate and en-
ergy program at the World. Re-
sources Institute in Washing-
ton.
The climate officials and en-
vironment ministers meeting in
the Qatari capital of Doha will
not come. up with an answer to
the global temperature rise that
is already melting Arctic sea
ice and permafrost, raising and
acidifying the seas, and -shifting
rainfall patterns with impacts
on floods and droughts.
They will focus on side issues,
like extending the Kyoto proto-
col an expiring emissions pact
with a dwindling number of
members and ramping up cli-
mate financing for poor nations.
They will also try to structure
the talks for a new global cli-
mate deal that is supposed to
be adopted in 2015, a process
in which American leadership is
considered crucial.
Many were disappointed that
Obama didn't put more empha-
sis on climate change during his
first term. He took some steps
to rein in emissions of heat-
trapping gases, such as sharply
increasing fuel efficiency stan-
dards for cars and trucks. But
a climate bill that would have
capped U.S. emissions stalled
in the Senate.
"We need the U.S. to engage
even more," European Union


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Hedegaard told The Associated
Press. "Because that can change
the dynamic of the talks."
The world tried to move for-
ward without the U.S. after
the Bush Administration aban-
doned the Kyoto Protocol, a
1997 pact limiting greenhouse
*emissions from industrialized
nations. As that agreement
expires this year, the climate
curves are still pointing in the
wrong direction.
The concentration of heat-
trapping gases like carbon, diox-
ide has jumped 20 percent since
2000, primarily from the burn-
ing of fossil fuels like coal, and
oil, according to a U.N. report
released this week. And each
year, the gap between. what re-
searchers say must be ,done to
reverse this trend, and what's
actually being done, gets wider.
Bridging that gap, through
clean technology and renew-
able energy, is not just up to the .
U.S., but to countries like India
and China, whose carbon emis-
sions are growing the fastest as
their economies expand.
But Obama raised hopes of
a more robust U.S. role in the
talks when. he called for a na-
tional "conversation" on climate
change after winning re-elec-
tion. The issue had been virtu-
ally absent in the presidential
campaigning until Hurricane
Sandy slammed into the East
Coast.
The president still faces do-
mestic political constraints, and
there's little hope of the U.S. in-
creasing its voluntary pledge in
the U.N. talks of cutting emis-
sions by 17 percent by 2020,
compared to 2005 levels.
Still, just a signal that Wash-
ington has'faith in the interna-
tional process would go a long
Sway, analysts said.
"The perception of many ne-
gotiators and countries is that
the U.S. is not really interested
in increasing action on climate
change in general," said Bill
Hare, senior scientist at Climate
Analytics, a non-profit organiza-
tion based in Berlin.


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Wife of ex-leader sought in Ivory Coast violence


Thursday whether the country
or the international court would
have jurisdiction over her.
The country's assistant state
prosecutor, Noel Dje, noted that
a new government took office
on Thursday and that it would
have no comment for now on
the international court's action.
He said Ms. Gbagbo was "in de-
tention at an official state resi-
dence at Odiennd." The justice
minister did not respond to re-
quests for comment.


By Adam Nossiter

DAKAR, Senegal Simone
Gbagbo, the wife of Laurent
Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast
strongman, played a central
role in postelection violence that
cost the lives of thousands of
people in 2010 and 2011, the
International Criminal Court
said Thursday in a newly un-
sealed warrant for her arrest.
Like her husband, who has
been imprisoned at The Hague
since last November, Ms. Gbag-
bo is accused of crimes against
humanity in the warrant, which
cites her part in the planned
murders "and other inhuman
acts" that took place after Gbag-
bo's defeat in a presidential
election in November 2010.
For months afterward, secu-
rity forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo
who were trying to keep him
in power- attacked opposition
neighborhoods in Abidjan, the
country's main city, killing
and beating members of ethnic
groups known to be hostile to
the defeated president. Gbagbo's
troops and the police routinely
fired on unarmed civilians and
created an atmosphere of terror
that prevailed for months. The
warrant unsealed on Thursday
called the attacks widespread
and systematic.
It took helicopter strikes by
the French military to finally


drive Gbagbo from power.
The court said that Gbagbo,
as a member of her husband's
inner circle and his "alter ego,"
had an important role in plan-
ning the attacks on political
rivals. She "exercised joint con-
trol over the crimes by having
the power to control and give in-
structions directly to the youth
militia who were systematically
recruited, armed, trained," the
arrest warrant said.
It also said that she "convened
frequent meetings with the most
senior FDS generals to discuss,
in particular, the situation in


Abobo," referring to Mr. Gbag-
bo's security forces by their
French initials. Abodo was the
principal opposition neighbor-
hood in Abidjan, where much of
the bloodshed occurred.
According to the warrant, "the
pro-Gbagbo forces that put the
common plan into effect did so
by almost automatic compli-
ance with the orders they re-
cdived from Ms. Gbagbo and
other members of Mr. Gbagbo's
inner circle." Ms. Gbagbo is the
first woman to ever be charged
by the court.
In its statement, the court


LAURENT GBAGBO
said that judges issued the war-
rant on Feb. 29. It was not clear
why it was kept secret until
now. The warrant in her hus-
band's case also was kept secret
for months after it was issued;
it was made public only when
he was handed over to court
officials at a small airport near
Korhogo, Ivory Coast, and was
flown to The Hague.
Gbagbo and her husband
were seized by opposition forces
in April 2011, after the French
military intervention. She has
been under house arrest of a
sort eVer since, and is now de-
tained in Odienne, a small town
in the north of Ivory Coast,
where state prosecutors have
begun interrogating her about
her role. Ivory Coast has also
charged her with numerous
crimes, and it was unclear on


Harrel Franklin Braddy denied appeal


By Joey Francilus
and Janie Campbell

A man sentenced. to death
for throwing a five-year-old girl
into the Florida Everglades to
be eaten by alligators will not
be awarded a new trial.,
Florida's Supreme Court de-
nied a motion recently to over-
turn the conviction of Har-
rel Franklin Braddy for the
attempted murder of Shandelle
Maycock and the murder of her
daughter Quatisha.'
The conviction 'stems from t a
1998 incident after Braddy, a
convicted attempted murderer
just released on good behav-
ior, befriended the Maycocks
at church. Prosecutors say
.Shandelle Maycock rebuffed
the married Braddy's romantic
advances but asked him for a
ride one night, after which he
accused her of using him and
choked her until she lost con-


sciousness.
Braddy then bundled May-
cock and her daughter into his
car, according to court records.
When she regained conscious-
ness, Maycock grabbed a sob-
bing Quatisha and leapt from
the moving vehicle, but Braddy
circled back, choking her again
and stuffing her into his trunk.
SIt would be the last time she
would see Quatisha alive. Brad-
dy dumped Shandelle May-
cock unconscious in shrubbery
along a rural stretch of U.S. 27
in Palm Beach County, then
drove off with her daughter.
Afraid to leave Quatisha as a
witness, prosecutors say Brad-
dy tossed her into a canal along
Alligator Alley, a lonely stretch
of Interstate 75 through the
Everglades. According to the
court, Braddy told police that
when he "left" Quatisha, he
"knew she would probably die."
Three days later, fisherman


HARREL FRANKLIN BRADDY
spotted her body floating in the
canal with a crushed skull and
missing arm.
An autopsy revealed the pa-
jama-clad kindergarten student
was probably alive when bitten
by alligators on her torso and
head.
The medical examiner also


documented a number of pre-
and post-mortem injuries and
bites to Quatisha's torn body,
including a blow to the head
consistent with having been
thrown onto rocks along the ca-
nal.
Shandelle Maycock, who was
picked up by passing motorists
after stumbling into the road,
survived to see her daughter's
killer convicted.
Braddy, who police say also
confessed to leaving Shandelle
Maycock to die, was found
guilty in 2007 of charges in-
cluding first-degree murder,
attempted first-degree murder,
kidnapping, and child neglect
causing great bodily harm.
The 63-year-old appealed his
conviction on a number of tech-
nicalities, but the court's deci-
sion means Braddy will remain
in prison, awaiting death at the
Union Correctional Institution
in Raiford.


Man charged in transgender prostitute's murder


By CBS Local

A man suspected of stabbing a
transgender prostitute to death
last March has been taken into
custody.
Miguel Pavon, 31, has been
charged with first degree mur-
der.
On March 13th, around 2
p.m., Rene Hildago Hernan-
dez told her good friend, Javier
Menedez Cuesta Daniel, that
she had "a trick" stopping by her
Michigan Street apartment later
in the day.
Daniel told police when he
stopped by Hildago's apartment
around 6 p.m. so they could
take her dogs for a walk, he saw
her in the apartment with a man
wearing a baseball cap whom he
didn't recognize. She asked him
to. come by later.
When he came back around
8 p.m., he could hear her dogs
barking but no one answered
the door when he knocked. Dan-
iel would later tell police that he
tried calling her several times
that night but she didn't answer


MIKUEL I"AVUN
her phone and he left messages
on her answering machine.
On March 15th, Daniel met
with the building's owner, Con-
seulo Sanchez, and told her he
thought something was wrong.
When they went to Hildago's
apartment, they found all the
doors locked. Josue Alvarez
Rojas, who according to the ar-
rest report, climbed the security
bars on the first floor apartment
and looked into Hildago's din-
ing room window where he saw
blood on the floor.


Daniel called the police.
When Sgt. Jorge Garcia ar-
rived, he found Hildago's nude
bloody body covered in a sheet
on the floor at the foot of the
bed. There was a large pool of
blood by the body. Inside the
one bedroom apartment, police
found bloody clothes, a used
condom and an imprint of a
large kitchen knife.
The Medical Examiner's Office
said Hildago had been stabbed
23 times in the neck, chest,
back and hand.
Several friends of Hildago told
police she lived as a woman
and only wore women's clothes.
They said if any of her male cli-
ents would leave clothing be-
hind, she would throw it out.
They added that she was metic-
ulously clean, would clean with
bleach, wash dishes right away
and- take out the trash several
times a day.
The Miami-Dade Crime Lab
found that DNA samples taken
frpm male clothing found in the
bedroom and from the condom
came up as a match to Pavon


Kenyans, Somalis riot after explosion


Associated Press

NAIROB[, Kenya Kenyan po-
lice fired bullets and tear gas in
downtown Nairobi last Monday
in an effort to stop rioters from
fighting with ethnic Somalis a
day after an improvised explosive
device ripped through a bus and
killed nine people.
The fighting exposes increas-
ing tensions between the sizable
ethnic Somali-Kenyan commu-
nity and Kenyan groups with no
ties to Somalia. Tensions have
been rising over the past year


as attackers have carried out a
series of grenade and bomb at-
tacks in Kenya, including several
on Christian churches.
Strained relations with Ke-
nyan-Somalis go back decades,
to when post-colonial boundar-
ies were drawn. But the most
recent flare-up began in October
2011, when Kenya sent troops
into. Somalia to fight the terror
group al-Shabaab. After that
deployment, al-Shabaab threat-
ened large-scale attacks in Ke-
nya. Bomb and grenade attacks
increased steadily.


Last Sunday's bomb attack
ripped through a bus in Eastle-
Sigh, where Nairobi's Somali cornm-
Smunity lives, killing nine people.
Sheik Mohammed Shakul, a
spokesman for Muslim leaders,
said such attacks are "barbaric
and un-Islamic" and don't repre-
sent Muslims.
"This terrorist wants to disrupt
the Muslim/Christian and mul-
Stiethnic coexistence that we have
enjoyed in this country. Unfor-
tunately some people are falling
into the trap that the terrorists
have planned," Mr. Shakul said.


who was the prime suspect in
a Mianli police investigation
in 2011 when a prostitute was
found beaten to death. Police
said Pavon voluntarily submit-
ted the DNA sample and then
stopped cooperating with detec-
tives on the case which remains
unsolved.


The period since Mr. Gbagbo
was removed from power has
been turbulent, as Ivory Coast
struggled to recover from a short
civil war in 2010, when as many
as 3,000 people may have been
killed. Dozens of Mr. Gbagbo's
supporters have been arrested
since then, and human rights
groups have accused the new
government ofAlassane Ouatta-
ra of permitting serious human
rights violations and failing to
pursue the perpetrators.


Simone Gbagbo is accused of crimes against humanity that took
place in postelection violence in Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.


Student and teacher go head-to-head in viral video
Video of a student punching and attacking a substitute teacher at Palm
Beach Lakes High School in Florida is going, viral, and school officials
are Investigating the filmed incident The video begins with an unnamed
student and the substitute teacher identified by students as Mr. Smith
or "Smittyh" -standing face-to-face in an argument. The student then"
shoves, fhe teacher and punches him. The teacher tackles the student,
chasing him until the teen runs out of the room. It's unclear what the
brawl was about, but students interviewed by WPTV spoke highly of the
teacher and said students should show respect for him. School officials
declined comment on an open case, but say that the substitute teacher
has been fired and the student was expelled.

13-year-old shot fatally shot dead on school bus
A 15-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter after police say he
took a gun out of a backpack and showed it to other students during the
ride to school last Tuesday. Investigators say he fired it once in an appar-
ent accident, striking Lourdes Guzman.
The girl, known as Jina to. her family and friends and identified as
Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus on her Facebook page, died later at a Miami
hospital. The boy was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He
waived his right to appear in court the following morning and will remain
in a juvenile detention center. Police have not released additional infor-
mation about the shooting. Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Aida Fina-
Milan said that based on the charges it appears to have been an accident.

Man charged with killing and
sexual assault of wife and daughters
Miami-Dade police say that Alberto Sierra, 28, confessed to strangling
his estranged wife, Gladys del Carmen Sierra, 29, and her two daughters
Daniela and Julia Padrino. Police say Sierra and del Carmen Sierra were
involved in a verbal dispute at the Mall of the Americas. Sierra held his
wife and her two daughters hostage with a knife, driving them to her
west Miami-Dade home. At the residence, Sierra forced the trio inside,
then suffocated his wife and her oldest daughter, Julia, 6, with plastic
bags before sexually assaulting both of them. He also suffocated his
wife's younger daughter, Dariiela, 4, as she slepLt. She did.not show any
signs of sexual assault, according to the police report.

Man pulls gun on line cutting Black Friday shopper
A Texan shopper allegedlypulled a gun on a man who punched him in
the face while in line at a Sears store in San Antonio, TX. Sgt. Rob Carey
said that a man was trying to cut his way to the front of the line, which
didn't sit well with his fellow shoppers. Arguments escalated to name
calling before the alleged line-cutter punched another shopper in the
face. Witnesses said that the man who was punched then pulled out a gun
and a pointed it at the line-cutter but police say the Man actually pointed
the gun at the ground. The crowd of waiting shoppers scattered when he
pulled the gun, and the man who was trying to cut the line ran'and hid be-
hind a refrigerator before he ran out of the store, according to witnesses.
The man who pulled the gun was not charged because he had a concealed
handgun license. Shopping resumed shortly' after the incident. :


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New Lottery raffle to make a millionaire every week


Game promoted as holiday gift


By Nick Sortal

A guaranteed millionaire every
week, a decent holiday present
and a chance to have a very hap-
py New Year's Eve.
Florida Lottery officials are bet-
ting that a new seven-week raffle
series will attract players excited
by at least one of those three fac-
ets of their new game, called 25th
Anniversary Millionaire. The first
drawing is Nov. 19, and tickets
are $20.
As opposed to lottery-type
games, such as Powerball and
.the Florida Lotto which may or
may not produce a winner after a
drawing a raffle consists of sell-
ing a specific number of tickets
and guaranteeing a prize. Kind of
like your charity fund-raiser that
awards that flat-screen TV.:
In this case, each Monday
through Dec. 23, players' tickets
sold for that week are entered
into a drawing. A searchable list
of the winning ticket number


and the 300 consolation prizes
of $1,000 will be posted at Flori-
daLottery.com at about 3 p.m.
So if you see the dude in cubicle
next to you shouting around that
time, be nice to him.
But lottery officials warn to
hang on to those tickets. There's
a grand prize drawing on Dec. 31
for $2 million, plus 10 $100,000
winners and 550 other consola-
tion prizes. Every ticket sold from
now through Dec. 30 will be eli-
gible.
From 2006-10, the lottery of-
fered Millionaire Raffle games
during the holidays that had one
drawing for $1 million, and a
"Lucky 7" raffle this May awarded
$700,000 each to0even players.
"Players have been asking for
another raffle, so we decided to
bring Millionaire Raffle back,"
said Florida Lottery Secretary
Cynthia O'Connell. "In, this year's
25th Anniversary edition, we are
giving players what they love
about raffle games limited tick-


A 4'.. -


Chris Howell helps a customer at Western Union
Raffle tickets are sold in Tamarac. \


-Amy Beth Bennett
News Plus where Florida Lottery's Millionaire


ets, limited time and great odds."
Because the game is new,
ticket sales since the Nov. 6 de-
but seemed a little slow and
that's an advantage for the player
- said Vince Maiorino, manager
of News Plus in Tamarac. That's
because instead of the projected
average of about 142,000 tickets
being in the hopper, there will
be thousands fewer. And fewer
tickets mean less competition for
that $1 million this week.
"The odds are definitely going
to be better if you buy earlier,
and you may never see odds like
this again," Maiorino said. "Heck,
I bought two myself." ,
Todd Northrop, founder of na-
tional website .LotteryPost.com,
said Florida raffles have always
been successful always selling
out all tickets before the drawing.
O'Connell said if by some chance
all of the 1 million raffle tickets
are sold out before the draw-
ings in, say, Week 5, then every
ticket sold even this week is
eligible for the weekly $1 million
drawing in Week 6, as well as the
$2 million grand prize.


Marco Rubio eyes the prize: 2016 All precincts not


The senator takes steps towards next presidential election


By Alex Leary

Being on the losing team
never felt so good. Just don't
expect U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio
to acknowledge it. '"
"My trip to Iowa has noth-
ing to do with 2016," he said
in a remark no one in Wash-,
ington took seriously, even
though Rubio pointed
out the visit was set up
months ago and that
he expected Mitt Rom-
ney would be seek-
ing re-election in four
years.
Yet there was Rubio
last Saturday evening
in the state that holds
the first nominating ROM
contest, giving a key-
note speech at a birthday fun-
draiser for Republican Gov.
Terry Branstad.
Absurd as it may seem -
the next presidential election
is 48 months away- poten-
tial contenders are taking faint
steps, and Rubio has claimed
his spot in the fray. Two years
ago, he defied convention by
winning a Senate seat on 'the


winds of the tea party. Now he
is propelled by a demographic
crisis.
"It's obvious to one and all
that the Republican Party
cannot put together a winning
coalition by getting a larger
and larger share of a smaller
and smaller number of white
voters," said Rubio's pollster
Whit Ayres. "We need
to reach out aggres-
sively to nonwhite vot-
ers, and Marco Rubio
will be a key voice."
Romney's bitter
complaint last week
that President Barack
Obama won ,by giv-'
ing policy "gifts" to,
young women, Blacks
and Hispanics under-
scored the challenge and
the opportunity for Rubio,
41 and the son of Cuban im-
migrants, to represent a lew
generation of Republicans.
The party has a strong list
of possible contenders, from
New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris-
tie to Louisiana Gov. Bobby
Jindal, Romney running mate
Paul Ryan and former Florida


MARCO. RUBIO
U.S. Senator

Gov. Jeb Bush. As Rubio con-
tinues to expand his profile,
critics will increase scrutiny.
"The wattage goes up signifi-
cantly on the bulb that shines
once you try to emerge on.
the national stage," said Rod
Smith, chairman of the Flor-
ida Democratic Party, which
will happily 'share a dossier,
hundreds of pages long, that
opposition researchers as-
sembled on Rubio as he was


being consid-
ered for Rom-
ney's running
mate.
:' Rubio was
Sone of Rom-
ney's top
surrogates,
soaking up
OBAMA exposure in
key states in-
cluding Ohio,
Colorado and Nevada. He did
60 events and so many in-
terviews his staff lost count,
more than 30 alone on the day
of the first presidential debate
in Denver.
Rubio, naturally, denies
any plans other than serving
in the Senate (his first term
expires in 2016) but says he
wants to be a leading figure in
shaping the future of the GOP.
During an Atlantic magazine
forum, he said his modest
background provides "insight
into what our party should be
more about."
Invoking a shrinking middle
class, he said Republicans
"need to show how limited
government and free enter-
prise principles can turn that
around. And if we do, I think
we'll be successful.


created equal in Fla.


By Mike Schneider
Associated Press

0 RLANDO When it comes
to voting in Florida, not every
polling place is created equally.
Some Florida polling places
have more than 8,000 registered
voters assigned to them while
others are only an eighth of that
size.
The result can be a \wide
variation in how many voting
booths and scanners are avail-
able to voters in their given pre-
cinct. That can create unequal
opportunities for voters, based
on where they live, if there are
long lines like the ones Florida
voters experienced on Election
Day earlier this month.
"I've been voting since 1978
and I have never in my entire
voting time felt like my vote was
not wanted as I felt last week,"
said Mary Luz, a Cape Coral
real estate agent who waited
morethan four hours to vote
on Election Day in Lee County
on Florida's Gulf Coast. "They
made it incredibly difficult to
cast my ballot."
On Election Day, lines were
especially long in Broward,
Lee, Miami-Dade and Orange


counties, and voters in Lee and
Miami-Dade cast ballots even
after Republican challenger Mitt
Romney had conceded to Presi-
dent Barack Obama. County
election officials blamed the
Florida Legislature for shorten-
d. ing the number of early voting
'"days and an unusually long bal-
t lot that included the full text of
11 state constitutional amend-
ments.
Unlike some other states, /
Florida lacks a statewide stan-
dard for the ratio of voters to
voting stations or voters to bal-
lot scanners. New York restricts
Sthe ratio to no more than 800
registered voters per station.
Pennsylvania sets a range of
300 to 400 registered voters per
station, depending on the type
of election. Ohio recommends a
ratio of 175 registered voters per
,station.
In Orange County, home
to Orlando, the ratio'of non-
handicapped voters to station
ranged from 665 to 112 at the
start of Election Day, although
elections office workers drove
around with some 300 extra
voting booths and distributed
them throughout the day when
requested by poll workers.


Speaker seeks to revamp


state retirement system
By Jim Saunders Under Weatherford's pro-
., posal, already-hired workers


TALLAHASSEE Calling the
current pension system "old
and archaic," incoming House
Speaker Will Weatherford said
Tuesday he wants to revamp
the state retirement program
for new employees and make
it more like the private sector.
Weatherford, a Wesley Cha-
pel Republican, said new state
employees should be required
to enroll in 401(k)-type plans
instead of counting on regu-
lar .pension payments from the
state. Most large corporations
have ,moved to such plans,
which help them control retire-
ment costs while' also placing
more responsibility on workers
to make investment decisions.
"It (pension costs) is a ticking
time bomb in every state and in
every city across the country,
and it's time for us. to get real
and do what the private sector
has done," Weatherford told re-
porters, as he prepares to for-
mally begin presiding over the
House next week.
But trying to change the pen-
sion system" likely would be
controversial. The Republican-
controlled Legislature in 2011
approved a plan to require
workers to contribute 3 percent
of their salaries to the retire-
ment system --- a move that has
touched off a legal battle now at
the Florida Supreme Court.
Rep. Dwayne Taylor, a Day-
tona Beach Democrat who has
served as a trustee on his city's
fire and police pension board,
said requiring new employees
to enroll in 401(k)-type plans
would jeopardize the actuarial


SPEAKER WILL
Incoming House Speaker

soundness of the pension sys-
tem. That is because fewer
people would be paying into
the system, while it would still
owe benefits to retirees and
workers who would be en-
titled to the more-traditional
pensions.
"There's a domino effect
when you start tinkering with
the system," Taylor said.
The Florida Retirement Sys-
tem includes state employees
and many local-government
workers, such as teachers.
Weatherford said he would
have to look at whether his
proposal would also apply to
local governments.
People in the retirement
system currently can choose
whether to enroll in pension
plans or 401(k)-type plans,
though most have chosen pen-
sions. As of Aug. 31, 540,352
active employees were in the
pension plan, while 107,040
were in a 401(k)-type plan.


would continue to be able to
choose a pension of a 401(k)-
type plan, which might help
avert legal problems. The
key question in the court
battle about the 2011 law is
whether the state can force
already-employed workers to
contribute 3 percent of their
salaries to the retirement sys-
tem. Opponents have not le-
gally fought the requirement
for new employees.
The financial health of pub-
lic 'pension plans has been
a major issue in numerous
states. Florida's pension plan
has an estimated balance of
$125.1 billion, though, on an
actuarial basis, it is not fully
funded. An October report
from state economists said it
was funded at 86.9 percent.
Any changes to the re-
tirement system are closely
watched by groups such as
public unions, and Weather-
ford's idea could touch off a
political fight.
The unions and their legis-
lative backers argue, in 'part,
that pensions and other ben-
efits are a way to make up for
lower salaries that workers
earn working for the govern-
ment instead of in the private
sector.
But Weatherford said pen-
sion costs are a "real problem
for the state long term."
*I think when it comes, to
pensions, this is not anything
radical," Weatherford said.
"Ninety percent of the private
sector has a 401(k)-based
plan."


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The Civil War's 'Brother Artists'


By William G. Thomas
and Leslie Working

In March and April 1862,
a handful of photographers,
some employed by Mathew
Brady, set out from Washington
to record the scenes surround-
ing the Army of the Potomac
and to view the destruction
left in Northern Virginia in the
wake of the Confederate retreat
to Richmond.
One of. their first photo-
graphs, from March 1862, was
entitled "Ruins at Manassas
Junction." In his 1866 "Photo-
graphic Sketch Book of the Civil
War," one of the photographers,
Alexander Gardner, wrote that
the junction was "one wide area
of desolation, but a small por-
tion of which can be represent-
ed in a single photograph."
The desolation captured by
the photograph drove home a
new reality about the war: above
all, that it would be fought, and
possibly won or lost, on the rail-
roads, and that the new rail-
roads could be destroyed as
easily as they had been built.
One of the reasons the Battle of
Bull Run (known as the Battle
of Manassas in the South) took
place where it did was the pres-
ence of a railroad junction near.-
by. Small towns like Manassas
and Corinth, Miss., where little
other than railroad lines met,
had assumed an importance
out of proportion to their his-
tory and population.

BLACKS MISSING
.FROM SKETCH -
The majority of Americans,
however, would never see the
photograph: rather, they saw
an engraved interpretation of it,
originally published in Harper's
Weekly on Sept. 13, 1862, from'
a sketch drawn by Alfred R.
Waud. Actually, it wasn't an ex-
act copy, and what was left out
was instructive. Obvious in the
photograph, but missing from
the engraving, were several for-
mer slaves and Black railroad
workers.
These men, probably former
slaves who worked on the Or-
ange and Alexandria Railroad,
weren't incidental: early in
the war, Black railroad work-
ers, both free Northern Blacks
and Southern slaves, played
a critical role in building and
maintaining the rail networks.
At the same time, the strate-
gic importance of the railroads
meant that these Black workers
would help determine the suc-
cess of the Union Army, even as
the railroads helped determine
their future as free men. Why,
then, were they left out?
It wasn't an isolated instance.
Photographers and sketch art-
ists often set up their equip-
ment in the same location and
captured the same perspec-
tive, but they produced views


Ruins at Manassas Junction, by Andrew Gardner.


with subtle, sometimes signifi-
cant differences. Any review of
the thousands of photographs
taken during the war, espe-
cially those on the railroads,
reveals the unmistakable and
unambiguous presence of Black
workers and participants in and
around the Union Army.

BLACK CONTRIBUTIONS
RARELY HIGHLIGHTED
Yet engraved images pro-
duced for Harper's Weekly and
other, illustrated newspapers
rarely featured these partici-
pants in the war. While phptog-
raphers rarely highlighted the
presence and contributions of
Black workers, the camera, un-
like 'the sketch, couldn't help
but record them. The tension
between sketch and photograph
wasn't just technological or aes-
thetic. The camera recorded a
truth about the war the role
of Black laborers that older
media had excluded. (Please
see our stacked gallery of 1862
photographs and engravings
to compare subject, technique
style and perspective.)
The pattern was set in the
decade before the war, when
sketch artists and photogra-
phers were drawn to the rail-
road as a subject. For the most
part, artists for the popular new
illustrated journals, like Harp-
er's New Monthly, produced
engravings that romanticized
the railroad. They drafted al-
most no images of the workers
who graded the tracks, blasted
the tunnels or maintained the
roads; instead, sketch artists
often portrayed a single locomo-
tive in an otherwise pastoral,
preindustrial landscape.
In contrast, photographers,
using the collodion wet-plate
process, a new technology just


emerging in the 1850s. also
turned to the railroads, their
bridges and their engineering
feats as the first panoramas
they tried to record. In 1858
the Baltimore and Ohio Rail-
road organized an "artists'
excursion," in which photog-
raphers and artists competed
as "brother artists." The Vir-
ginian David Hunter Strother,
also known as Porte Crayon,
who would. later serve as a
topographical engineer in the
Union Army, considered the
photographers on board to
be the first practitioners of a
new utilitarian art, a means of
documenting that might sup-
plant portrait painting and
engraving. "Brother, give us
your hand, though it be spot-
ted with chemicals," Strother
offered in a sort of compro-
mise. "Is not the common love
of the beautiful the true bond
of union between us?"
Photographers in the Civil
War, however, began depict-
ing the railroad workers, es-
pecially Black freedmen, with
an unflinching gaze. The ro-


mantic ideal portrayed by the
sketch artists and engrav-
ers before the war quickly
crumbled after the "Ruins
at Manassas Junction" ap-
peared, and an alternative
emerged, based in the new
medium of photography, that
laid bare the conflict, tension
and destructiveness that ac-
companied the railroads and
exposed the Confederate rail-
roads and their relationship
to slavery in the South.
Over the course of the war,
photographers took thou-
sands of pictures, and of:,
'these, most were focused on
railroads and their bridges,
tunnels, depots and work-
ers. In fact, the vast majority
of images we have of railroad
workers in the 19th century
come from photographs in the
Civil War.

PROLIFIC PHOTO
The most prolific of these
photographers was Andrew
Joseph Russell, who served in
the Union Army after late 1862
as the chief photographer for


the United States Military Rail-
roads. Born in New Hampshire
and raised in New York, Rus-
sell established himself as a
landscape and portrait painter
in the early 1850s. When the
Civil War broke out, Russell cre-
ated a huge panorama of battles
based on engravings of Matthew
Brady's photographs titled "Pan-
orama of the Wa. for the Union."
The work made its way in early
1862 through towns in upstate
New York as a touring exhibi-
tion. Then, in the fall of 1862,
as the railroads' chief photog-
rapher, Russell spent consid-
erable time in Alexandria, Va:,
and produced a series of photo-
graphs of Black railroad workers
(now available online through
the Library of Congress's Prints
and Photographs Division).
Meanwhile, in the summer
of 1862 three other photogra-
phers Gardner, James Gibson
and George Barnard traveled
with the Army of the Potomac,
photographing the army in the
field and the widening zone of
destruction around it. Railroads
figured prominently in these im-
ages: their bridges, tracks, en-
gines and depots were once sym-
bols of the modern progress of
the nation but had now assumed
a darker, more complex position:
at once a tool of destruction and
hterally the lifeline of the Union.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS
Famously, after the Battle of
Antietam, Mathew Brady show-
cased a series 0f photographs
in his New York studio, taken at
the 'battlefield by his assistant
Gardner. The photos showed
for all to see the gory truth of
the Civil War, that men died
,'.hQrible.deaths that their bod-
.ies were sp numerous that they
were left in the open for days.
This was a dramatic moment,
indicating a new and modern
form of representation and an
alteration in the mode of expe-
riencing events in the world.
But most of the photographs
taken during the Civil War
were not shown in public, and
most did not feature the battle-
field dead. Instead, like Rus-
sell's images, documenting the
vast operations of the Military
Railroads, they were records
of the war's specific technolo-
gies and techniques, panora-
mas of its scale and scope.
And they featured the labor
of Union soldiers and Blacks
in scene after scene. Russell's
photos, many of which were
published in 1863 by the rail-
road engineer Herman Haupt
in "Photographs Illustrative of
Operations in Construction
and Transportation," outlined
in detail the building of mili-
tary railroad bridges, as well
as their destruction and re-
construction (though Russell's
captions rarely recognized the
presence of Black workers).


NC college professor finds cache of school history


By Venita Jenkins
The Fayetweville Observer

FAYE'TTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -
Brooks Harrington had lived in
his home on Broadell Drive for
nearly a year before he discov-
ered the briefcase, boxes and
large trunk tucked away in the
attic.
What he found inside was a
treasure trove of Fayetteville
State University history from
the ehrly 1950s, including.
personal items of two longtime
educators who built the home.
Since going through the boxces,
he has learned more about the
home's significance in the rise
of middle-class Black families
in Fayetteville.
The items belonged to Henry
"'Doc" and Mary Terry El-
dridge- They included faded
letters and documents from
What was then Fayetteville
State Teachers College, Italian
music books and a W2 form


from 1952 for $4.132.12 paid
to Henry Eldridge, who was
chairman of mathematics and
science.
Mary'Terry Eldridge taught
music at FSU and was the first
Black woman elected to the
Fayetteville.city school board.
She was a Golden AKA with
65 years of membership in
the Alpha Kappa Alpha soror-
ity, while her husband was
a founder of FSU's Omega
Psi Phi chapter. Both died in
2010.
Harrington had purchased
the home from the couple's
son, Henry Eldridge III, in De-
cember 2008. The home was
among the first residences in
Fayetteville built for middle-
class and professional Blacks
during the 1950s. It still looks
as it did when the couple first
moved in cedar panels on
the walls, a marble mantle
above the fireplace, the origi-
nal chandelier with crystals
from Germany.


HENRY ELDRIDGE

The 3,078-square-foot home
was custom-built, Harrington
said. It sits at angle at the
corner of Seabrook Road and
Broadell Drive, designed that
way to reflect the love Henry
Eldridge had for mathematics.
"There is a lot of history in


the home," said Henry El- Harri
dridge III. "If the walls could Har
talk or if it could sing, it would renov
sing beautiful notes and the hi
memories." said,
Harrington said his neigh- whett
bors have shared stories with for a ]
him, such as how the home Har
once served as a place for of the
Blacks to register to vote. The 'music
Eldridges hosted dignitaries, Urdnive
fromn former UNC President unive
William Friday to opera singer meant,
Marian Anderson. some
Harrington, who teaches home
English at FSU, said he always ally nr
had an interest in the house, house
"The home was not up for "I v
sale," he said. "- couldn't let is tak
the idea of buying it go. Some- feel lil
thing told me to continue to legacy
pursue this. I thought it was a. I am
home different from anything, this is
else I had seen in this area." about
Harrington contacted Henry Broad
Eldridge Ill about his plans for out.
the home. They established "'If]
a friendship. After a year, El- todian
dridge agreed to sell the home, -gone.


ngton said.
rington has started
nations and plans to keep
home's "'personality," he
while he also reseairches
her the property is eligible
hiistoric registry.
rington has given some
e papers, plaques and
c to the Fayetteville State
rsity archives and the
rsity's Music Depart-
, he said. He will display
of the documents in the
, which he still affection-
ifers to as "the Eldridge

rant to make sure that it
en care of," he said. "I
ke I am a steward of their
y. One of the reasons that
really concerned about
s that people who know
t the Eldridges and the
lell community are dying

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Home testing kit among new strategies in AIDS battle


FIGHT
continued from 1A

Black women are seeing their
numbers rise in record proportion.
Grassroots leaders here in Miami
say that apathy and denial are
playing a major role in why these
numbers continue to escalate.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control, while Blacks ac-
count for 20 percent of Miami-
Dade County's population, they
make up 52 percent of the report-
ed AIDS cases and 44.7 percent of
HIV-reported cases. But there are
other disturbing statistics: Blacks
account for two-thirds of new HIV/
AIDS cases among women with the
rate of infection for Black women
nearly 15 times higher than that of
whites; and in 1986, Blacks repre-
sented 25 percent of all AIDS cas-
es in the U.S., but by 2004, that
number had risen to 50 percent.
'Clearly the Black communnity is
facing an ongoing crisis.

HEALTH ADVOCATES
SAY THEIR JOB NEVER ENDS
"Every day I interact with at
least one person that is still un-
aware of the modes of transmis-
sion for HIV/AIDS," said Lucy Vir-
go, 47, acting executive director,
The Center for, Positive Connec-
tions a support and resource
center based in Liberty City. "Our
mission is to provide psychologi-'
cal, social and emotional support
,for those who are HIV-p.ositive. As
we prepare for World AIDS Day,
we must be diligent in getting
more people tested and reaching
out to those who are both infected
and affected by HIV/AIDS. There


-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir
TESTING MATTERS: A local patient takes an HIV/AIDS test
at Empower U.


are many services out here to help
people if they do test positive but a '
lot of folks still don't know them."
Virgo adds that one of her con-
cerns is ,the rise of infections
-among Black youth.
"Many youth [18- to 24-years-
old] think they're immune from
this disease," she said. "And it's
not just MSMs it's heterosexu-
als too. Sometimes we put the fo-
cus on down low men [bi-sexual]
but many Black men in' general
are reluctant to disclose their sta-
tus. That impacts Black women."
Melvin Fort, 48, project direc-
tor for Empower U, Inc.'s program
targeting Black gay youth the
Mpowerment Project hopes peo-
ple will attend their workshops,
fair and testing booths this Satur-
day,[10 a.m. to 5 p.m.].
"There will be life-saving infor-
mation for our community that is


vital as we can no longer act like
AIDS doesn't impact the Black
community," he said. "We can't
sweep this thing under the car-
pet because it's not going away.
We have to be supportive, we have
to stand strong. But if we are go-
ing to get to zero as is the theme
for World AIDS Day this year, that
means we have to, focus on reduc-
ing the numbers of HIV trans-
mission, reducing the number
of deaths and reduce the stigma
associated with HIV/AIDS. Many
youth see the new meds as a cure
all but it's not just them. Hetero-
sexual Black men and women are
having unprotected sex and with
multiple partners too. Gender,
race or sexual orientation don't.
matter until we acknowledge
that we are all at risk, Blacks will
continue to be disproportionately
affected."


On Saturday, Sisters Organiz-
ing to Survive [SOS], along with
Empower U, Jessie 'Trice Com-
munity Health Center [JTCHC]
and others," will march from the
NFL YET Center [7090 NW 22nd
Avenue] to Empower U [8319 NW
22nd Avenue] to raise commu-
nity awareness. SOS Miami-Dade
County Chairperson Kalenthia
Nunnally-Bain, 45, has been an
AIDS activist for 17 years. She
says the walk and other activities
are aimed, at "empowering women
and men."
"You have to know your status
so you can live longer and live
a quality life," she said. "We are
knocking out HIV one step at a
time. Mt. Calvary MBC's AIDS
ministry is also participating and
that's major because churches
are more apt to have in-house
programs instead of going out
into the streets. Barry University:
students will be joining us too and
anyone can register to walk [www.
sosaidswalk.eventbrite.com]."
SOS was established in 2008
with the help of the Florida De-
partment of Health. Nunnally-
Bain adds that the local chapter
was started because Black women
were and still are leading the way
in new HIV infection cases.
' There will be other initiatives in-
cluding the Take the Train, Take
the Test event, sponsored by the
M-DC Health Department on Fri-
day, Nov. 30 from 12 noon to 6
p.m.
"We will be at the Brownsville
station for testing but what we
really want to push is preven-
tion," said Roselaine Monestime,
patient care coordinator,. JTCHC.


Castro is making excellent political moves


CASTRO
continued from 1A

preparation for the Olympics
"disconcerting" during his visit
to the British capital on the eve
of the 30th Olympiad.
Castro pulled off another
good move by landing meetings
with British Foreign Secretary
William Hague and George Os-
borne, the Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer (who is the equivalent
of this. nation's treasury secre-
tary), during his two-day visit.
That's a pretty impressive itin-
erary for the mayor of America's
seventh largest city. "You have
done some great things. You are


on our radar," Osborne told the
young mayor, according to the
Express-News. '
That wasn't the first, radar to
detect Castro's political ascent.
SDuring a visit to San Antonio
two years ago, 'Transporta-
Stion Secretary Ray LaHood told
Castro he "was on the radar
in Washington," The New York
Times reported in a flattering
profile in 201'0.';--
So far, the early betting among
pundits is that the lineup of
Democratic and Republican
presidential wannabes will be
drawn largely from the fading
political culture that produced
the 43 men whb preceded the


election of Obama, this nation's
first black president.
S With the exception, of such
possible candidates as Demo-
cratic Hillary Clinton, Sen.
Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Cuban
American, and Gov. Bobby
Jindal, R-La., an Indian Ameri-
can, that list is made up of
white men who lack the ability
to win the backing of the mul-
tiracial, multiethnic, female-an-
chored coalition that twice lifted
'Obama into the White House.
And this is where the issue of
timing comes in. With.Castro at
the head of their ticket in 2016,
' Democrats might have the best
chance of holding together that


Mapp was a beloved hometown judge


MAPP
continued from 1A

and chemistry. He earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in
1950. After returning to Miami,
he accepted a teaching posi-
tion at his alma mater, Booker
T. Washington, where he taught
both chemistry and biology. It
was there that he met his wife,
Catherine Virginia Nelson [de-
ceased].
Mapp made his mark as. one
committed to community service.
He served as a patrolman for the
City of Miami, later becoming an
instructor at their traffic school.
During those years, the Depart-
ment was visibly segregated,


with Black officers operating out
of a Black' precinct in the publi-
cized Central Negro District.
In 1960, he decided to enroll
at Howard University School
of Law in Washington, D.C. -
earning his L.L.B. degree' in
1963. Mapp returned'to Miami
and worked for ;several, years
as an assistant state attorney.
In 1968, he joined the law firm
of James Matthews and Harold
Braynon to form the new firm
Matthews, Braynon and Mapp,
P.A. In 1973, he became the
first Black County Court Judge
in Dade County when he was
appointed by. Governor Reu-
ben Askew. Judge Mapp pre-
sided over criminal, traffic and


juvenile cases from 1973 until
1994 when he retired. He was a
life member of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, Inc., and a member
of the National Bar Association,
American Bar Association and
the the American Judicature
Association. He was married to
his wife, Catherine for 58 years.
They had two sons, Calvin R.
Mapp, .Jr. and Corey R. Mapp.
'He is survived by his sons; four
grandchildren, Cheri, Moni-
ca, Catherine and Carrick; six
great-grandchildren, Breyauna,
" Shanice, A'Kaylah, Katel, Fred-
die, Jr. and Zeroun; and a host
of .nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements are in-
complete.


South Florida continues to recover


INCOME
continued from 1A

The growth in personal incomes
shows that South Florida con-
tinues to recover from economic
hard times, economists say.
S"The story is fairly consis-
tent: There's slow growth -- but
growth," said Chris McCarty, di-
rector of the University of Flor-
ida's Survey Research Center
in the Bureau of Economic and
Business Research.
"Over the next five years, the,
economy will continue to come
back," agreed economist William
B. Stronge, professor emeritus at
Florida Atlantic University.
In fact, Floridians have been
fairly upbeat about their confi-
dence in an improving economy
in comparison to their plunges
in attitude during the Great Re-
cession, added McCarty who
oversees UF's monthly consumer
confidence survey that comes out
Tuesday.
Still, South Florida lags in the
rate of growth behind the U.S.
increase of 5.2 percent in yearly
personal income.


South Florida also dropped be-
hind in its per capital personal
income ranking among the na-
tion's 366, metro areas. It had
been 53rd in the nation a decade
ago in 2001 but fell to 61st in
2011.
Still, South Florida's per capital
remains above the national av-
erage: $43,072 vs. the nation's
'$41,560.
That's partly because more
South Floridians earn dividends,
interest and rent than the rest of
the nation. A quarter of income
in Broward, Palm Beach and Mi-
ami-Dade counties comes from
dividends, interest and rent. In
comparison only 16 percent of
the U.S. personal income does.
South Florida also showed an
increase in' 2011 in government
benefits -- up nearly 7 percent in
a year in Broward, Palm Beach
and Miami-Dade counties.
That's to be expected with
more South Floridians needing
government help after such a
deep recession, said economist
Stronge of FAU.
"That's the way it is supposed
to work in weak economy,"


he said.
The number of people on food'
stamps, for example, has con-
tinued to rise in South Florida
since the recession hit in Decem-
ber 2007. Even now, more than
17,000 South Floridians went
on food stamps last month, add-
ing to the 1.1 million already on
the program in Broward, Palm
Beach and Miami-Dade coun-
ties, according to caseload data
released by the Florida Depart-
ment of Children and Families
earlier this month.
The Great Recession also con-
tinues to impact South Florida
with the percent of wages and
benefits declining from 60 per-
cent of all personal income a de-
cade ago to 57 percent in 2011.
That drop may seem small but
"a 3 percent shift is a big deal,"
said UF's McCarty. It shows
that South Florida has still not
regained its full work force, he
said.
But it may also reflect an aging
population, McCarty added.
"You would expect a decrease
as the baby boomers retire," said
Stronge of FAU.


coalition. They also could dra-
matically alter the nation's po-
litical map by winning Texas, a
state where blacks and Hispan-
ics already make up *a majority
of the population.
That kind of political sea
change would almost certainly
guarantee Democrats contin-
ued control of the Whitep u 6se
after Obarna leaves the Ov'al Of-


"The message we must convey is
to get tested, stay aware and get
involved. A lot of our own people
still don't have any knowledge
about HIV/AIDS."
Dr. Fabian Thurston, VP, be-
havioral health services, JTCHC,
says while research and medica-
tion have come light years for-
ward, one must remain on guard.
"You cannot look at someone
today and tell if they are HIV-pos-
itive," he said. "That means you
have to protect yourself. You have
to have protected sex each and ev-
ery time."


As for the recent home test just
released by OraSure Technolo-
gies, Thurston says it. has both
positive and negative benefits.
"There must be a team of people
ready to assist those who take the
test at home and discover that
they're positive," he said. "Finding
that out alone could put people
at risk of harming themselves or
others."
Debra Fraser-Howze, OraSure
VP said, "We must normalize the
act of HIV testing. You cannot
make informed health decisions
without knowing the truth."


You're right it's not


crack.. it's worse

It's tragic to see kids drink- of this community are moms.
ing alcohol, smoking marn- Research tells us time and
juana or usingany other drug.' time again that kids say
Tragic because they have parents are the #1 influence
their whole life ahead of them. in their lives. Furthermore,
Tragic because we, the adults moms have the most intimate
in our community, are often knowledge of their kids' be-
guilty of just accepting it as haviors. It follows that moms
a social nprm. We the adults, who band together with other
in our community too often like-minded moms will sub-
'look the other way. We don't stantially increase the possibil-
get involved or even worse,,we ity that their kids will make
'don't think it's that big of a, the better choice when faced
deal. It is tragic because today, with the decision of whether or
through, science and research not to use alcohol, marijuana
we know just how grave the or any other drug. And, make
effects of alcohol and other no mistake, virtually all of our
drugs are on a still developing children will have to make that
brain. Sadly, many of our kids decision at some point in their
are experimenting at younger young lives. :
and younger ages which is now Instilling hope, structure,
scientifically proven to expo- perseverance, resiliency and
nentially increase the likelihood determination in bur children
of addiction throughout that and teens requires a village.
child or teenager's life. Moms are the natural first
The Miami Dade Coalition Al- step in creating and securing
lance whose members include this village. Moms surrounded
community coalitions from all by other moms who are like-
over South Florida, have come minded, create a structure, a
together to bring these issues' village, a place for kids to grow
front and center because we: up free from alcohol and other
are losing our children and drugs. To find out more about
teens to alcohol, marijuana the'"I am MOM" campaign and
and other drug use. The fact is, how to get involved and learn
while the rules for behavior are more about keeping our kids
largely established at home, the away from alcohol or other
community is almost as impor- drug use, please call 1-800-
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North Dade Middle School students
flashed that enormous smile, which is
usually seen on occasions like Christmas a
morning. But this time, it wasn't what the
children received that made them smile,
instead it was what they gave gifts to
others. .
On Nov. 16, North Dade students do-
nated hundreds of new and used shoes to.
the Orafige Bowl Kicks for Kids program,
which partnered with Miami-Dade and.
Broward schools in effort of providing
needy children with sneakers to use for
exercising and participating
in youth sports.
"There are a lot of kids
who don't have a decent
pair of shoes-to just run pe t*
outside and have recess,"t n
said Latoya'Williams, direc-
tor of community relations
at theOrange Bowl. "Weot Oa
want to encourage kids toCp
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The Bethel Church's nursing home ministry poses in front of Jackson Memorial
Perdue Medical Center on Nov. 17. Pictured are (I-r) Betty Fields, Ericka Fields, Evelena
Bradley, Levita Jones, Mavis Hinson, Mary Crawford, Mekhi Belote and Angela Wright.
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Nursing home ministry


preaches the Gospel


Christians spread message of gratitude to others


By Russ Rankin
"Serving .God and others'.'
is one of eight attributes of
Christianity that consistently
show up in the lives of believ-
ers who are progressing in
* spiritual maturity, according
to LifeWay Research.
"Service doesn't just hap-
pen in.a church," said Ed
Stetzer, president of LifeWay
, Research. "It must be mod-
eled and encouraged. As we
look at the breakdown of
,attributes and related disci-
plines, the data shows that
praying expectantly, getting
involved in the community
and discipline others fosters


a posture of serving."
The survey shows 58
percent gf Protestant churqh-
goersin the United Stares
agree with the statement: "I
am intentionally putting.my
spiritual gifts) t6 use serving
God and others." Seventeen
percent 'disagree with the
statemnet. '
A greater percentage .of
resppndeits indicaie they
look for opportunities to
serve others in the com-
munity.-Asked to respond
to the statement: "I intenri-


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tionally try to serve people
. outside my church who have
.''tangible needs," 60 peMceAt.
Sagree" al though onlIy 1 'e--'^ Ii
cent strongly agree. Fifteen
percent disagreed with the
statement.
Churchgoers indicate
much lower agreement
related to sacrificial giving.
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By Malika A. Wright
mwright@miamiiimesonline.com


"The one thing that I am most grateful for
is the blood of Jesus," said Levita Jones, a
minister at the Bethel Church.
"What are you thankful for?" she asked.
The audience members who all sat in wheel-
chairs reflected before responding.
Jones oversees the nursing home ministry
* at the Bethel Church in Richmond Heights.
The outreach ministry visits and ministers at
Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center and
Coral Reef Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
every third Saturday.
This month the ministry focused on grati-
tude. They sang songs, read Bible verses and
preached the word of God, which all encour-
aged the nursing home patients to be grateful.
"I am thankful for my health and my life,"
one nursing home patient said, with pride. "I
am thankful for everything."
Another patient asked for a Bible; while
some sang along and showed appreciation of
the ministry coming and speaking with them.
Mother Mary Crawford, 78, has been a part
of the ministry since it started about 15 years
ago.
She said she has been serving older people
and people with disabilities since 1970.
"God told me some years ago: If you take
care of my people, I'll take care of you,' and
he's been faithful."
The nursing home ministry brings joy,
peace and life to the nursing home patients,
according to Crawford.
"It's good to be inside of the church wor-


shipping, but this is what God wants us to
do, take care of his people," she said. "They
can't go to church so we bring the church to
them."
Betty Fields, 68, who has also been a part
of the ministry since it started, said she
enjoys going and putting a smile on people's
face. She said it not only benefits the pa-
tients, but it is beneficial to her, too.
"When I leave here, I am fulfilled," she said.
Fields has taken her granddaughters to
minister with her over the years. Ericka
Fields, 8, her granddaughter who has been
a part of the ministry for four months, said
she enjoys playing her recorder, singing along
with others in the ministry and reading Bible
stories to the patients.
"I like coming here because I want to make
people happy," she said.
Mavis Hinson, 84, is another member
who has been apart of the ministry since it
started. She said she is a part of the ministry
because she is drawn to older people. She
watched her mother and grandmother both
live to be older than 100.
Evelena Bradley, 59, said she believes God
called her to the ministry.
"That's my way of giving praises," she said.
"The people can't go out so when we come in,
sing and give praises that gives them a rea-
son to praise God."
Mekhi Belote, 4, who joined the nursing
home ministry with his grandmother, Angela
Wright, said his first "speech" to the nursing
home patients this month.
"For God so loved the world, he gave his
only son, Jesus," he said to the patients.


"Building the body" and


building homes for seniors


Pastor prepares
church for the future
By Malika A. Wright
mwright@miamitimesonline.com
One of the many duties of
a pastor is to prepare God's
people for the works ofC\.
service so that the body..|
of Christ may be built -
up, according to Ephe-
sians 4:11-12.
It is also a fundamental 1
belief that the elderly among
the church should be hon-
ored and shown respect. .
Rev. Alphonso Jackson, 4
Sr., and the congregation of
the Second Baptist Church
in Richmond Heights are
gracefully upholding these
beliefs. The church will break
the ground and start build-
ing a senior citizen apart-
ment complex on the church's
property, which will hold 79


r a
units, next year. more closely on their physi-
As the church's vision of cal, spiritual, educational and
creating an apartment corn- financial well-being, which
plex for seniors manifests, Jackson calls "building the
Jackson will concentrate on body."
the well-being of the congre- "We have to have the body
gation. Starting on Jan. 1, strong for when that building
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"Jesus of Nazareth" Pope's final


book claims no animals in manger


By Alessadro Speciale

Just in time for Christmas,
the Vatican on Tuesday Nov. 20
unveiled a new book by Pope
Benedict XVI focused on Jesus'
birth and childhood, the final
installment of his trilogy on the
life of Jesus.
"Jesus of Nazareth: The In-
fancy Narratives," will hit book-
stores in 50 countries with an
initial print run of 1 million cop-
ies. The book has already been
translated in nine languages,
while 11 more are planned.
With this final installment in
his "Jesus of Nazareth" series,
Benedict completes a project he
had conceived when he was still
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
According to the Vatican's
chief spokesman, tKe Rev. Fed-
erico Lombardi, after being
elected pope in 2005 Benedict
has been working on it in "every
free minute" of his spare time.
. Drawing on the work of other
scholars, most of them fellow
Germans, Benedict uses the
new book to tackle some of the
most controversial themes of
Christian tradition.
On Mary's virgin conception
of Jesus, Benedict says the an-
swer to the question of whether
this is a "historical truth," rath-
er than a "myth," should be an
"unequivocal yes."
Jesus' virgin birth and his
resurrection from the dead, he
writes, are the two moments in
the Gospels when "God inter-
venes directly into the material
world."
"This is a scandal for the


Pope Benedict AVI
modern spirit," Benedict notes, But for just this reason, he
since in today's world God is adds, Mary's virginity is a "test"
"allowed to operate on thought and a "fundamental element" of
and ideas but not on matter." the Christian faith.


The Gospels are mostly silent
on the period between Jesus'
birth, his presentation in the
Temple at age 12 and the debut
of his public ministry at around
age 30. Most accounts of Jesus'
childhood -- striking another
child dead, giving life to clay
pigeons -- come from ancient
texts that were never accepted
as Christian scripture. -
In his book, Benedict side-
steps the extrabiblical legends
and focuses solely on what's
contained in the Gospel ac-
counts of the New Testament.
The three wise men from the
Christmas story, Benedict con-
cedes, could be inspired by a
"theological idea" rather than
by a "historical event," though
he says he prefers a more literal
interpretation of the biblical ac-
count.
The star of Bethlehem,. he
notes, has been convincingly
identified with a major plane-
tary conjunction that took place
in the years 7-6 B.C.
Benedict also recalls that, ac-
cording to the Gospels, there
are no animals in the Bethle-
hem stable to warm the new-
born Jesus. But, he adds, no
Nativity scene would be com-
plete without them.
Benedict remains convinced
that the Gospel narrative of
Jesus' birth and infancy is not
just a symbolical account or
mere "meditation."
Matthew and Luke, he stress-
es, "didn't want to write' stories'
but history, a real history, even
if interpreted and understood"
through the lens of the faith.


Thanksgiving should be


a lifestyle, Osteen says


By Stoyan Zaimov

Joel Osteen, one of the
world's most popular mega
church pastors, has shared
a special Thanksgiving mes-
sage with the faithful, remind-
ing them that the), should be
grateful to God every) day, and
live a lifestyle of thankfulness.
"Scripture says in First Thes-
saJonians, "In everything give
thanks." Notice it doesn't say
to give thanks "for"
everything, it says
"in" evern-thing.
Osteen began his
blogpost on his offi-
cial website, posted
on last Friday.
"In other words, .q
we should have
the attitude that ,
says. 'God, no mat-
ter what s happen-
ing, I'm going to choose to be
grateful. I'm not going to fo-
cus on what's wrong. I'm going
to find something positive in
my life. I may be sick, but Fa-
t-her, I just want to thank You
today for giving me a great
family I may be struggling in
my marriage, but God, thank
You for giving me a good job. I
may not have gotten the posi-
tion I wanted, but God, I want
to thank You that I was able
to see another sunrise, that
I could hear the birds sing-
ing this morning, that I could
smell the flowers'."
Osteen leads America's larg-
est church, which is located
in Houston, Texas, serving
as senior pastor at Lake-


wood Church, which boasts a
weekly attendance of 43,000
people. He regularly posts
on his website, alongside his
wife, Victoria, who joins him in
many of his spealdking appear-
ances around the world.
In his Thanksgiving mes-
sage. the pastor reminded
people that everyone faces dif-
ficult situations in life.
"But we have to discipline
ourselves so that we don't stay
focused on the nega-
tive. That's where the
mind naturally wants
to go." he wrote.
Sharing a story
about a young woman
who has been blessed
with many things in
life but finds herself
depressed because
lEEN she has been in a
troubling relationship
for the past two years, Osteen
reminded readers that there
are some things in life that
we cannot change people in-
cluded.
"We can't make them do
what's right. And if you're con-
stantly trying to get people to
act the way you want them to,
you are only going to frustrate
yourself. You've got to turn the
situation over to God and trust
Him to do His part."
"Remember, thanksgiving
isn't just a holiday, it's a life-
style. Make it a habit to thank
God min all things. Exalt Him
above your circumstances. Let
your attitude of gratitude be
evidence of your faith in Him!,"
Osteen wrote.


Serving God and others is a Christian attribute .


STUDY is fairly low-level involvement Sharing Christjump 24 percent Serving God and Others corn- Uppe Room ChIlldren'lls Acldemy


continued from 12B


Just 9 percent of churchgoers
strongly agree with the state-
ment: "I intentionally give up
certain purchases so I can use
that money for others." Thirty
percent somewhat agree and 32
percent disagree.
Approximately a quarter of
respondents selected "neither
agree nor. disagree" as their an-
swer for the three statements.
"Service and activism have be-
come popular in our culture to-
day, especially among younger
adults," Stetzer said. "However,
most of this benevolent activity


that does not cost the giver
much. The midrange responses
on the Serving God and Others
attribute reveals lots of good
intentions and some occasional
actions but much lower inten-
tionality, consistency or sacri-
fice."
Serving clearly impacts
growth, Stetzer summarized.
"The study shows that individ-
uals who have positive scores
for Serving God and Others
have higher scores in the other
seven attributes of the Trans-
formational Discipleship study,'
as well.
"For example, scores for


when individuals have positive
Serving God and Others' scores
and 51 percent for individuals
with the highest Serving God
and Others scores," he said.
Likewise, Stetzer pointed out
that positive responses in the
other seven attributes of dis-
cipleship correlate with higher
scores in Serving God and Oth-
ers.
"Growth leads to service
and serving leads to growth-
-it's deeply connected," he ex-
plained. For example, Stetzer
said that positive scores in Bi-
ble Engagement result in a 17
percent increase in scores for


Students give sneakers to others


GIFT
continued from 12B

and have fun, and to make sure
they can do that, we came up
with this program."
Last year, when the program
first started, there were 1,000
pairs of shoes donated to the
program. Those shoes were
later given to children in need
at the Greater Miami YMCA.
The Orange Bowl got schools
involved this time around "to
teach the kids the gift of giving"
and to also. increase the num-.
ber of sneakers that were do-
nated, according to Williams.
SThis year, they plan on col-
lecting 1,500 pairs of sneak-
ers. North Dade could possibly
win the $2,500 grant that The
Orange Bowl will donate to the
school that collects the most
shoes.
In celebration of giving,
North Dade students who do-
nated shoes were given a party.
In attendance were the Orange
Bowl mascot Obie and the
Orange Bowl staff. Students
walked down the orange carpet
and posed with Obie, while giv-
ing'their sneakers away.
Dr. Monica Thurston, Inter-
national Baccalaureate (IB) co-
ordinator at North Dade, said
community service and teach-
ing the importance of contrib-'
uting Jo society is a part of
their IB program.
"We gave them an introduc-


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tion about what community
and service is and we tied this
in, so now they know," she
said.
Alecia Johnson, community
service leader and Language
Arts and' reading teacher, said
the students responded well
to the opportunity. About 300
students gave shoes.
"Every homeroom had a box
and they bought shoes and
shoes and shoes," Johnson
said.
Kearra Holmes, 14, an eighth
grader, said giving back to oth-
ers, made her feel proud. She
gave two pairs of shoes, Nikes
and fiats.
"In the future, the people we
gave to, may give back to us,"
she said.
Kiara Green, 14, another
eighth grader, was happy to
give five pairs of shoes away,
including a new pair of Jor-
dans..


She said she had no problem
giving away new shoes because
if she were in need, she would
want someone to do the same
for her.
"I couldn't fit them," she
said. "And nobody in our house
could fit them, so what's the
point of wasting them?"
Ronnie Dunn, 12, a sixth
grader, said he gave one pair
of Nikes away, after his teacher
explained that they would be
given to kids who could not af-
ford shoes.
"It feels like we are making a
real impact on the Earth," he
said.
Antoinette Howard, 11, an-
other sixth grader, also gave
five pairs of shoes away.
"I feel good about myself be-
cause I am helping others who
can't help themselves," she
said, "And if you give to others
you will receive blessings."


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pared to those who do not have
positive scores for Bible En-
gagement.
"We saw most say they were
serving in some way, but far
too many are sitting down on,
the job--particularly when the
Bible says everyone should ..
use it to serve others, as good
managers of the varied grace
of God' (1 Peter 4:10; HCSB).
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Routine HIV tests recommended for 15 to 65 New HIV


Issuance not only

for citizens that

are at high-risk
By ULiz Szabo

In a broad new expansion of
HIV screening, an influential.
government panel now says ev-
eryone ages 15 to 65 should be
tested for the virus that causes
AIDS.'
The draft recommendation,
issued last Monday by the U.S.
Preventive Services Task Force,
is far broader than its last rec-
ommendation' in 2005, which
called for screening only those
at high risk.
"We really need to find the
people who are infected and get
them on therapy," says John
Bartlett, a professor at the
Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health in Baltimore who wasn't
involved in the new guidelines.
"It will make their lives better.
And once they're on treatment,
they're- no longer spreading the
virus."
The task force's decision also
could help people afford test-
ing, says Carl Schmid, deputy
executive director, of the Wash-
ington, D.C.-based AIDS Insti-
tute, an advocacy group.- In-
surance companies sometimes
base their payment decisions
on grades issued by the ,task
force. The group said its recom-


mendation is based on grade-
A-level evidence, the highest
grade possibility, because of a
"high certainty" of benefit. Un-
der the Affordable Care Act,
private insurers must cover all
services that get a grade of A or
B without co-pays. Patients can
opt out of testing.
Although the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention has
recommended routine HIV test-
ing for adolescents and adults
ages 13 to 64 since 2006, rela-
tively few doctors routinely test
patients today for HIV.
Only about half of adults have
been tested, Bartlett says. And
20 percent of those with HIV
don't know it.
The task force's recommenda-
tion could have a greater impact
than the CDC's long-standing


advice, Bartlett says, because
these guidelines are aimed at
primary care doctors, rather
than the small number of spe-
cialists who, treat AIDS.
Other task force recommen-
dati6ns have provoked con-
troversy such as its rec-
ommendations to give fewer
mammograms and completely
avoid the PSA test for prostate
cancer. But Bartlett says the
main question that infectious
disease experts will have today
is: Why didn't the task force act
sooner?
The task force was influenced
by new research showing the
big health benefits of treating
patients early in thie course of
infection, says task force chair-
woman Virginia Moyer, a, pedia-
trician at Texas Children's Hos-


pital in Houston. In the past,
she says, doctors lacked evi-
dence that treating people early
really made a difference.
.Also, a landmark study pub-
lished last year found that giv-
ing people anti-AIDS drugs re-
duces their ability to spread the
infection by 96 percent, leading
doctors to talk of "treatment as
prevention."
Other research shows that
people who know they have HIV
reduce "risky behavior," such
as sharing needles or having
unprotected'sex, by 25 percent,
says Helen Koenig, an assistant
professor of infectious disease
at the University of Pennsylva-
nia.
Many HIV patients learn their
diagnosis only after being in-
fected for years, the task force
says. About one-third of new-
ly diagnosed people with HIV
progress to AIDS within a year
of diagnosis, suggesting they
could have carried the virus for
a decade.
Moyer say she hopes that rou-
tine HIV screening will reduce
the stigma of testing, so that
patients don't feel singled out,
and also encourage doctors.
About 20 percent to 25 percent
Sof people with HIV have no clear
risk factors, such as intrave-
nous drug use or gay sex.
"There really needs to be a lot
of testing in people who don't
think they're at risk," Bartlett
says.


Ruling soon: Isolation of inmates with HIV


By Robbie Brown

ATLANTA In his first week
in prison in Alabama, Albert
Knox, a former pimp convicted
of cocaine possession, tested
positive for H.I.V.
Afterward, he says, guards
called out "dead man walk-
ing" as he passed through the
halls. He was banned from
eating in the cafeteria, working
around food or visiting with
classmates in his substance-
abuse program.
The restrictions were the re-
sult of an unusual policy: Ala-
bama and South Carolina are
the only states where H.I.V.-
positive inmates are isolated
from other prisoners. The goal
is to stop the spread of the vi-
rus, which causes AIDS, and
to reduce medical costs. The
Alabama Corrections Depart-


ment's .concern is that H.I.V.
'will spread through consen-
sual sex, through rape or
through blood when inmates
give one another tattoos.
But H.I.V.-positive prisoners
like Mr. Knox say they are stig-
matized by the isolation and
are denied equal treatment.
In an era when powerful anti-
retroviral drugs greatly reduce
the risks of transmission, they
say, Alabama's system clashes
with modern medicine and ad-
dresses H.I.V. differently from
more rampant viruses like
hepatitis B and C. Both forms
of hepatitis are more infectious
than H.I.V., with hepatitis B
being 50 to 100 times more in-
fectious than H.I.V., according
t6 the World Health Organiza-
tion.
"It felt like we were lepers,"
said Knox, 46, who is living


in Indiana on parole. "H.I.V.
inmates don't want anything
special. All we want is to be
treated like regular inmates."
Now the policy is under re-
view. A federal judge, Myron
H. Thompson of the Middle
District of Alabama, plans
to rule on its legality before
Thanksgiving. He held a trial
in September in a class action
brought by the American Civil
Liberties Union.
The effectiveness of segre-
gating H.I.V.-positive inmates
has faced challenges before. In
1995, a federal court upheld
Alabama's policy. The Justice
Department notified South
'Carolina in 2010 that it was
investigating and might sue
to stop the policy. Most states
voluntarily stopped isolating
infected inmates years ago.
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surged -recently, both in pa- tionwide. rience zieW .or worsening back i
tients who already have been SchaffTer said data from 'the pain, symptoms'of an infec- ji
diagnosed with meningitis and U.S. Centers for Disease Con-:" tion"'nmay be mild or clinically b
in those who have not, health trol and Preventio indicate ,' .difficult to distinguish from
officials said last Tuesday. that Tennessee is b". inning the patient's baseline chronic c
"We are seeing both new to experience the aian.,up-. pain." a
patients presenting' and then surge of infections previously .It recommends that physi- b
Spatibnts who have had inenin: noted in. Michigan. Michigai.. clans order MRIs with con- s
gitis," said Dr. Marion Kainer, and Tennessee have consis- trast of the affected area in pa-
director 'of health care-astoci-' tently beetf the.hardest hit in 'ients with new and worsening s
ated infections with the-Ten- the ongoing outbreak. :.symptoms. But the CDC said o
nessee Health Department. Patients experiencing anyr that in patients being treated n
After the holiday weekend, increased pain-at'.thfe injection, 'for' meningitis, even in the- s
the department will begin a site or other symptoms such absence of-new or worsening s
new round of contact calls to as a change in bowel or liad-. symptoms at or near the in- tl
1,009 patients who received der control should 'imme4l_. jection site, "clinicians should s
'injections in Tennessee from ately contact their physicians, strongly consider obtaining tl


ing H.I.V.," said Peter K. Cutler,
a spokesman for the New York
State Department of Correc-
tions and Community Supervi-
sion. "Our system is an 'opt-in'
system in that inmates are not
required to self-identify as be-
ing H.I.V. positive when they
come into our custody."
In Alabama, inmates are test-
ed for H.I.V. when they enter
prison. About 270 of the state's
26,400 inmates have tested
positive. They', are housed in
special dormitories at two pris-
ons: one for men and one for
women. No inmates have de-
veloped AIDS, the state says.
Although these dorms for
H.I.V.-positive inmates have
certain perks, including air
conditioning and private cell,
life in them comes with many
restrictions. Inmates eat alone,
not in the cafeteria.



infections
n MRI" within two or three
reeks after diagnosis of men-
igitis.
Kainer said these infections
o not cause rapid death, as
meningitis can.
She stressed patients should
ot panic about this new wave
f infections that are not men-
igitis.
"We don't want people rush-
ig to emergency depart-
ments," Kainer said. "This, if it
s untreated or unrecognized
or some time, potentially
would end up as causing men-
igitis, but it doesn't happen
just like overnight is what we
believe."
Patients need to be alert, be-
ause some of the symptoms
might not appear initially' to
e connected to the epidural
teroid injections, she said.
"If they have had severe con-
tipation or urinary retention
r urinary or fecal inconti-
ence, those symptoms and
igns people may not neces-
arily think may be related to
his and we want to make
ure people are aware of
hose," she said.


no adverse


By Huffington Post

We may be a step closer to a
vaccine against HIV with no
bad side effects.
The vaccine, called SAV00 1-
H, didn't show any ad-
verse side effects and
also seemed to boost the
body's antibody formation
against the virus, accord-
ing to the first results re-
leased from Phase I trials,
Discovery News reported.
The vaccine was developed
by researchers from the
University of Western
Ontario in Canada and
Sumagen Canada.
According to a re-,
lease on the Phase
I trials from' the
university:
Sumagen an-
nounced today the pa-
tient enrollment has pro-
gressed smoothly and there
have been no adverse effects
observed including local re-
actions, signs/symptoms
and laboratory toxicities after
SAV00l-H injection in all en-
rolled patients to date.
Now, the vaccine will go on
to Phase II and III trials, which
will show whether it is effec-
tive at actually making peo-
ple immune to the virus that
causes AIDS.


feasible'
Some eight mi1ion' people.
were being treated with AIDS
drugs by the end of 2011, a 20-
fold increase since 2003; The
U.N. has set a target to raise
that to 15 million people by
2015.
Scientific studies published
in recent .years have shownri
that getting timely treatment .fo
those with HIV can also cut thed
number of people who become
newly infected with the virus-.



vaccine has


2 side effects


The Phase I study included
adults ages 18 to 50 who have
HIV; half were administered
the vaccine, while the other
half were given a placebo. The
vaccine contained killed
whole HIV-1 that had
been genetically modi-
fled, researchers ex-
plained.
The study authors
noted that this vaccine
is unique in that it uses
whole, killed virus, simi-
lar to polio and influenza
vaccines.
This is not the
only HIV vaccine in
the works in the
world. Spanish
researchers are
testing what' is
S called the MVA-B
v a c cine, which was
shown in early trials 'last
year to reduce the power of
HIV to a "minor chronic infec-
tion."
Earlier this year, the Food
and Drug Administration ap-
proved a pill to help prevent
HIV in healthy people, called
Truvada. The way it works is
healthy people who may face a
high risk of HIV say, if their
partner is infected take the
pill 4s a preventive measure to
dramatically lower their risk of
contracting the virus.


Adding testosterone to


Viagra may not help ED


Although pair
may lead to higher

libido and interest
By Matt McMillen

For men with low testoster-
one, taking testosterone along
with Viagara may not help their
erections more than if they
only took Viagra, a new study
shows.
"There were lots of reasons to
think' that it would work," Bos-
ton University researcher Mat-
thew Spitzer, MD, says of the
common practice of combining
the two treatments. "It was sur-
prising to me that it didn't."
- The study, published in the
Annals of Internal Medicine,
was a good one and the largest
of its kind, "but will it change
practice? In my opinion, no,"
says urologist Jason Hedges,
MD, PhD, of Oregon Health
and Science University in Port-
land. He was not involved in the
study.
"While low testosterone and
[erectile dysfunction] ED can
be related, they are separate is-
sues, and I treat them as such,"
says Michael Eisenberg, MD,
who also was not involved in
the study. "I don't expect that
treating low testosterone will
improve ED, but it will likely
improve libido and interest in
sex," says Eisenberg, an as-
sistant professor of urology at
Stanford .University School of
Medicine.
"There is no benefit to add-
ing testosterone to [Viagra],"
Spitzer says. He notes, though,
that every case is different.
"Treatment is a highly in-
dividual situation, and
this study does not rep-
resent all men. If you
benefit from both, you
should be comfortable
continuing this com-
bined therapy."'

TESTOSTERONE
AND VIAGRA
Spitzer's team studied


140 men with low testosterone
for 14 weeks. All of-the men
took Viagra. Some also received
testosterone gel, while others
got a placebo.
During the study, the men
reported how often they had
sex and rated their sexual sat-
isfaction, sexual desire and
orgasms, and their ability to
achieve and maintain an erec-
tion.
In every category, both groups
had similar scores. On average,
the men's erectile function im-
proved, with or without testos-
terone.
Treatment for the men in the
study was "not a complete cure,
but the improvements were
substantial," Spitzer says.
The study, Spitzer says, also
reminds us that we don't yet
know all the ways in which
drugs like Viagra work. One
surprising discovery, he says,
is that Viagra (sildenafil) ap-
pears to increase testosterone
levels somewhat.
"Prior to this investigation,
I had not thought of sildenafil
as a drug that would raise tes-
tosterone," says Spitzer. "This
raises a lot of questions. It's
difficult to say why this
happened, and I'm
going. to look
into it in the
future."
When a pa-
tient has ED,
Hedges says
he always
tests for low
testosterone.


Testing earlier when symptoms aren't present may al-
low people to begin treatment earlier












Study: ADHD medicines help curb criminal behavior


By Marilynn Marchione
The Associated Press

Older teens and adults with
attention deficit disorder are
much less likely to commit a
crime while on ADHD medica-
tion, a provocative study from
Sweden found.
It also showed in dramatic
fashion how much more prone
people with ADHD are to break
the law four to seven times
more likely than others.
The findings suggest that Rit-
alin, Adderall and other drugs
that curb hyperactivity and
boost attention remain impor-
tant beyond the school-age
years and that wider use of
these medications in older pa-
tients might help curb crime.
"There definitely is a percep-
tion that it's a disease of child-
hood and you outgrow your
need for medicines," said Dr.
William Cooper, a pediatrics
and preventive medicine pro-
fessor at Vanderbilt University
in Nashville. "We're beginning
to understand that ADHD is a
condition for many people that
really lasts throughout their
life."
He has researched ADHD but
had no role in the new study,
which was led by Paul Lichten-
stein of the Karolinska Institute
in Stockholm. The findings ap-
pear in New England Journal of
Medicine.
About five percent of children
in the U.S. and other Western
countries have attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, which
can cause impulsive behav-
ior and difficulty paying atten-
tion. Many youngsters are given
medication to help them sit still
and focus in school. Some peo-
ple have symptoms into adult-
hood.
"It's well known that indi-
viduals with ADHD have much
higher rates of criminality and



Unemployment

may raise risk

of heart attack

By Nanci Hellmich
The chances after multiplejob
losses may be on par with the
risks people face from smoking,
hypertension and diabetes.
People who are jobless at
some point during their lifetime
because they were laid off, fired
or quit may be at an increased
risk of having a heart attack
after age 50, finds a study out
last Monday.
In fact, the chances of a heart
attack associated with mu] ti ple
job losses may be on par with
the risks people face from fac-
tors such as smoking,, hyper-
tension and diabetes, says the
study's lead author, Matthew
Dupre, an assistant professor
of medicine at Duke University.
The researchers say they
don't know from the data if the
job losses were because people
were fired, laid off, had season-
al jobs or voluntarily left their
jobs.
"We believe the greatest risk
for heart attacks would come
from having been fired or laid
off- in other words involuntary
job loss," says Linda George, a
professor of sociology at Duke
and an author on the study.
"We do know it's not from re-
tirement," George says. "Retire-
ment poses no increased risk of
heart attack."
The findings come as the na-
tion's unemployment rate is 7.9
percent. ,
Researchers at Duke looked
at the different aspects of un-:
employment and the risks of
heart attacks among 13,451
men and women, ages 51 to 75,
who participated in the national
Health and Retirement Study.
Participants were interviewed
every two years from 1992 to
2010.
Using statistical models, the
researchers looked at associa-
tions between multiple aspects
of employment instability and
heart attacks.
Participants had the same
risk of a heart attack from un-


employment no matter what
their education level or so-
cioeconomic situation, Dupre-
says.
George says the researchers
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drug abuse than people without
ADHD," but the effect of treat-
ment on this is not well known,
Lichtenstein said.
Using Swedish national regis-
ters, researchers studied about
16,000 men and 10,000 women
ages 15 and older who had been
diagnosed with ADHD. The
country has national health
care, so information was avail-
able on all drugs prescribed.
'Court and prison records
were used to track convictions
from 2006. through 2009 and
see whether patients were tak-
ing ADHD drugs when their
crimes were committed. A pa-
tient was considered to have
gone off medication after six
months or more with no new
prescription.
For comparison purposes, re-
searchers matched each ADHD


Black children are disproportionately diagnosed with ADHD.
patient with 10 similar people About 37 percent of men with
without the disorder from the ADHD were convicted of at least
general population, one crime during that four-year
They found: period, compared with just nine


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For women, the crime rates
were 15 percent with ADHD
and two percent without it.
Use of ADHD medicines re-
duced the likelihood of commit-
ting a crime by 32 percent in
men and 41 percent in women.
The crimes were mostly bur-
glaries or thefts. About 4,000 of
more than 23,000 crimes com-
mitted were violent. ADHD med-
ication use reduced all types of
crime, Lichtenstein said.
Cooper called the results
striking. "I was surprised by
the magnitude of the effect of
the medications and the fact
that it was so consistent across
all the analyses they did," such
as the type of drug being used
and the types of crimes com-
mitted, he said.
The Swedish Research Coun-


cil, the U.S. National Institute
of Child Health and Human De-
velopment, the Wellcome Trust
and other agencies paid for the
research.
ADHD medicines may help
people organize their lives
better and reduce impulsive
behavior. They also bring a
patient into counseling and
health care, said Philip Asher-
son, a professor at the Institute
of Psychiatry at King's College
London.
"It's not necessarily just the
medication" that is reducing
the likelihood of crime, he said.
Still, Asherson said the study
should lead to wider use of the
drugs: "It firmly establishes the
link between ADHD and crimi-
nality and establishes that
medication has an impact on
that criminality."


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Abortion rate falls five percent Our Kids celebrates.--

Ab~ortion rate falls five percent 'Our Kids celebrate's'.


Experts: decline

due to better

birth control
By Associated Press

U.S. abortions fell five percent
during the Great Recession in
the biggest one-year decrease
in at least a decade, according
to government figures released
recently.
The reason for the decline
wasn't clear, but some experts
said it may be due to better use
of birth control during tough
economic times. Their theory is
that some women believe they
can't afford to get pregnant.
"They stick to straight and
narrow and they are more
careful about birth control,"
said Elizabeth Ananat, a Duke
University assistant professor
of public policy and economics
who has researched abortions.
While many states have ag-
gressively restricted access to
abortion, most of those laws
were adopted in the past two
years and are not believed to
have played a role in the decline.
Abortions have been dropping


slightly over much of the past
decade. But before this latest
report, they seemed to have lev-
eled off.
The new data from the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
Prevention found that both the
number and rate of abortions
fell five percent in 2009, the
most recent statistics available
from most states.
Nearly all states report abor-
tion numbers to the federal
government, but it's voluntary.
A few states including Cali-
fornia, which has the largest
population Pnd largest number


-

of abortion providers don't
send in data. Experts believe
there are more than one million
abortions performed nationwide
each year, but because of the
incomplete reporting, the CDC
had reports of about 785,000 in
2009.
For the sake of consistency,
the CDC focused on the num-
bers from 43 states and two
cities those that have been
sending in data without inter-
ruption for at least 10 years. The
researchers found that abor-
tions per 1,000 women of child-
bearing age fell from about 16


in 2008 to roughly 15 in 2009.
That translates to nearly 38,000
fewer abortions in one year.
SMississippi had the lowest
abortion rate, at four per 1,000
women of child-bearing age. The
state also had only a couple of
abortion providers, and has the
nation's highest teen birth rate.
New York was highest, with
abortion rates roughly eight
times higher than Mississippi's.
New York is second only to Cali-
fornia in number of abortion
providers.
Nationally since 2000, the
number of reported abortions
has dropped overall by about
six percent and the abortion
rate has fallen seven percent,
but the figures essentially lev-
eled off for a few of those years.
By all accounts, contracep-
tion is playing a role in lowering
the numbers.
Some cite a government
study released earlier this year
suggesting that about 60 per-
cent of teenage girls who have
sex use the most effective kinds
of contraception, including the
pill and patch. That's up from
the mid-1990s, when fewer
than half were using the best
kinds.


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By Wendy Koch t r r i "i; 7 "*': gers for airport employees and
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Ventilation at five major U.S.
airports with designated smok-
ing areas does not protect pas-
sengers from the health risks of
secondhand smoke, the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
Prevention warned.
The CDC, in its first study
comparing air quality at air-
ports with and without smoke-
free policies, finds that pollution
levels adjacent (within a. meter
or 39 inches) to smoking ,areas
are five times higher than lev.-
els at airports that entirely ban
smoking. Levels inside smoking
areas, including bars and res-.
taurants, were .23 times higher


The smoking lounge at Washington's Dulles International
Airport. "
than at smoke-free airports. smoke exposure is going on.
"Significant secondhand ...These are unnecessary dan-


passenigers,- saiys i111 ivicr~iee^,
director of CDC's Office on
Smoking and Health. He says
the report shows smoking ar-
eas are not ventilated enough,
adding that a ban on all indoor
smoking is the "only effective
protection" against secondhand
smoke.
McAfee says there's "no safe
level" of secondhand smoke ex-
posure. The CDC says it causes
heart disease and lung cancer
in non-smoking adults and is a
known cause of sudden infant
death syndrome or SIDS, respi-
ratory problems, ear infections
and asthma attacks in infants
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National
Our Kids of Miami
and Monroe, Inc. (Our
and the Florida Departm
Children and Families
recently celebrated Na
Adoption Day, finalizing
60 adoptions and h
ing new families. The a
event, put on by the leach
munity-based-care lead
cy for Miami-Dade and M
counties. Our Kids, celel
the creation of more th
new families with a Wiz
Oz-themed event: "Ther
Place Like Home" at the
Children's Museum.
This year's theme
tribute to the mus
traveling educational e
based on the beloved
classic. Created by the
Children's Museum a
censed by Warner Bros
summer Products, the ir
tive fantasy-adventure
children and families ov
rainbow to continue th
ebration of the film's 70
niversary milestone.
National Adoption Da
national effort to raise s
ness of the hundreds of
sands of children in fosti
throughout the country
are waiting to find perm
loving homes. Now in its
year, National Adoptior
has made the dreams ol
sands of children come t
working with courts, j
attorneys, community
care agencies and adv
to finalize adoptions int
manent, loving families
celebrate adoption.
"We are thrilled to be
ing the event again thi
and to be completing sc
adoptions," said Our
president and CEO F
Allegra. "Today we honc
60 new families but als
the families we have b
together throughout th
year."
Since taking over


Adoption Day
-Dade lead child welfare agency
Kids) for Miami-Dade and Monroe
tent of Counties in 2005, Our Kids
(DCF) has finalized more than 2,200
itional adoptions. The following Juve-
g over nile Court judges participated
ionor- in the National Adoption Day
annual event: the Honorable Orlan-
1 corn- do A. Prescott, administra-
agen- tive judge. Eleventh Judicial
lonroe Circuit Juvenile Division; the
rated Honorable Maria Sampedro-
an 60 Iglesia, associate administra-
ard of tive judge, Eleventh Judicial
e's No Circuit Juvenile Division; the
Miami Honorable Jeri Beth Cohen,
circuit judge, Eleventh Judi-
payed ciaJ Circuit Juvenile Division;
3eum's the Honorable Rosa C Figa-
exhibit rola, circuit judge, Eleventh
movie Judicial Circuit Juvenile Di-
Miami vision: the Honorable Michael
nd li- A. Hanzman, circuit judge,
. Con- Eleventh Judicial Circuit Ju-
terac- venile Division; and the Hon-
takes orable Cindy S. Lederman,
ver the circuit judge, Eleventh Judi-
ie cel- cial Circuit Juvenile Division.
th an- During the past four years,
the state has found homes
ay is a for nearly 14,000 foster care
aware- children; more than 3,000 of
f thou- those were adopted last year
ercare alone. Florida continues to
), that significantly reduce the num-
anent, ber of children in foster care
Ninth available for adoption without
n Day an identified family.
Sthou- "On any given day in Flor-
rue by ida, about 800 foster chil-
udges, dren are waiting for loving
-based parents to give them a per-
ocates manent, stable home and a
to per- bright future," said Esther
and to Jacobo, DCF managing direc-
tor, Southern Region. "Rais-
Shost- ing awareness and recruiting
is year loving adoptive parents are
many simple things we can all do
Kids to give these children the best
ranges possible opportunity for suc-
or over cess.
o all of In addition to hosting the
brought event, the Miami Children's
he last Museum also awarded each
adoptive family present with
as the an annual membership pass.














Health


If you want to eat a healthy diet, you'll need to do more
than choose the right foods. It's also important to prepare
foods in a healthy way. There are
many different methods to cut
cholesterol, trim fat and reduce
calories without sacrificing taste
or spending all day in the kitchen.
Here are a few tips to help y6u serve more savory dishes
that are both heart smart and nutritious.
The way you prepare foods is just as important as the foods that
are being prepared.
Roast using a rack so the meat or poultry does not sit
in its own fat drippings. Baste with fat-free liquids such
as wine, tomato juice or lemon juice instead of pan drip-
pings.
Bake foods using little extra liquid in covered cook-
ware.
Stir-fry in a wok with vegetable stock, wine or a little
bit of peanut oil.
Grill or broil with a rack to allow fat to drip away from
the food.
Steam foods in a basket over simmering water.
Poach chicken or fish by immersing it in simmering
liquid.
Saute with an open skillet over high heat. Cook us-
ing nonstick vegetable spray, a small amount of broth
or wine, or a little bit of oil rubbed onto the pan using a
f paper towel.
Microwave and drain fat by placing food between two
i4 Paper towels as it cooks.
You can make your favorite recipes more heart healthy by substi-
l outing certain ingredients to reduce fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Instead of heavy cream, use evaporated fat-free milk.
Replace sour cream with low-fat cottage cheese and
low-fat or nonfat yogurt.
Substitute cream cheese with margarine blended with
dry, low-fat cottage cheese.
Instead of shortening, use olive, canola or safflower


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Are playgrounds too safe?
L of rs could ,,,-'injurN and womrwart heli-
Lack O risk could 1 copter parents, have led to
lead to anxiety -- '^ cookie-cutter equipment that
ity offers little thrill. The result,
and obesiy they say, is that children are
'n obesity o less compelled to play outside


By Sumathi Reddy

The child who insists on
running up the slide at the
playground is doing it for a
good reason.
Chances are he's uninspired
and trying to create more of a
challenge for himself. And if
the child is nine or 10 years
old, he is likely fully bored by.
the swings, slides and climb-
ing gear.
Some child-development
experts and parents say
decades of dumbed-down
playgrounds, fueled by fears
of litigation, concerns about


It~rC


This young Black boy was having a fun, imaginative time
playing with his toys on the playground dirt pile. Children love
playing outside, and this child was thoroughly enjoying his
this time having fun in the fresh outdoor air, and the beautiful
weather.


potentially stunting emotional
and physical development and
exacerbauting a nationwide epi-
demic of childhood obesity.
Some psychologists suggest
that not exposing children to
risk can result in increases
in anxiety and other phobias.
Children who never climb
trees, for example, are more
likely to develop a lear of
heights, according to a study
in Norway. And encouraging
free play, in an age of struc-
tured activities and computer
games, is believed to be im-,
portant in helping children
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Report raises concerns over heart device maker


By Katie Thomas and
Barry Meier

A report on an inspection
of a St. Jude Medical facility
released*Tuesday by federal
officials found significant flaws
in the company's testing and
oversight of a controversial
heart device component, a
copy of the document shows.
The report may also raise
questions about how St. Jude
executives recently depicted
the inspection's contents to
investors and others.


The report by the Food and
Drug Administration centered
on the company's handling of
a product known as the Du-
rata, a critical electrical wire
that connects an implanted
defibrillator to a patient's
heart. St. Jude uses a mate-
rial called Optim to insulate
the component and preserve
its electrical integrity. But
questions about the durability
of Optim have arisen follow-
ing the failure of another St.
Jude lead that uses an earlier
material and has since been


recalled.
In October, St. Jude filed
a version of the inspection
report with the Securities and
Exchange Commission but
blacked out several portions of
the report that referred to the
Durata. At the time, the com-
pany said it was redacting the
report based on what it said
was its "good faith interpreta-
tion" of how the F.D.A. would
act when releasing the docu-
ment in response to a Freedom
of Information Act request.
However, the F.D.A. did not


block out product names when
releasing the report.
Amy Jo Meyer, a spokes-
woman for St. Jude, said
Tuesday that none of the
observations in the inspection
report "identified a specific
issue regarding the clinical
or field performance of any of
our products." Beyond that,
she said the company would
not comment because "with
limited exceptions, company
communications with regula-
tory agencies are confidential."
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In a New England Journal of Medicine study, children
who got FluMist were half as likely to get influences as
those given an injection.

Flu shot or nasal spray?

Depends on child's age


FluMist for kids 2 to 8
as a recommendation,
is gaining acceptance
By Liz Szabob

When it comes to flu vac-
cines, most kids clearly and
loudly prefer the nasal spray,
at least compared with the
traditional shot in the arm.
As it turns out, those in-
stincts are right on the nose.
With mounting evidence
that the nasal spray FluMist
works much better in kids
than an injection, experts are
considering whether the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
Prevention actually should
steer children toward the less -
painful alternative.


The debate reflects a grow-
ing sense among experts that
people of different ages may
get better protection from dif-
ferent types of vaccines, says
Gregory Poland, a professor
at the Mayo Clinic in Min-

"We've treated all flu
vaccines the same, but
they are not."
Arnold Monio. University of Michigan
School of Public Health
nesota and an adviser to the
CDC. The CDC now issues
only general recommenda-
tions for the flu. The agency
recommends that everyone
over age 6 months get an an-
nual flu vaccine, but it does
not specify which kind.
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Church envisions complex for seniors


JACKSON
continued from 12B
is complete to be able to minis-
ter to the senior citizens," he
said. "If we strengthen our-
selves inwardly, then we can
be strong outwardly."
The apartment complex will
be named after Second Bap-
tist's founding pastor, John A.
Ferguson, who passed away
three months ago.
Within the next five years,
the church also plans on
building a new sanctuary and


an intergenerational family
life center.
Jackson said both children
who are apart of the church's
day care and seniors who live
in the senior complex will use
the family life center the most.
For the past 12 years,
Jackson has humbly led the
church in their mission to
equip the saints, evangelize
the sinners and elevate the
savior.
Although Jackson has cel-
ebrated his 12th pastoral an-
niversary about two weeks


ago, he was not overly excited
about the attention.
"I like the spotlight to stay
on the ministry," he said "I
want the church to be a King-
dom-focused ministry."
He said he wants the church
to impact the community both
locally and globally.
While recognizing the
changing demographics in
the Richmond Heights com-
munity that surrounds Sec-
ond Baptist, Jackson tries
to reach out to other eth-
nicities and people with


diverse backgrounds.
The church has varied min-
istries to address the needs of
church and community mem-
bers, which include passing
the FCAT, health and well-
ness, sign language and
passing the teaching certifi-
cation examination.
"I believe that whenever
there is a need in the commu-
nity there should be a minis-
try in the church," Jackson
said. "We're the church in the
heart of the community with
the community at heart."


Playgrounds aren't risky enough for kids


SAFE
continued from 17B

develop physical and cognitive
competencies, creativity and
self-worth.
"We don't.give our children
enough roaming space to help
them test their limits or to help
them become confident in their
physical skills," says Kathryn
Hirsh-Pasek, a professor in the
department of psychology at
Philadelphia's Temple Univer-
sity. "Sometimes when we pro-
tect people too much they nev-


er learn to take healthy risks."

SAFE PLAYGROUNDS
DISCOURAGES ACTIVITY
Research shows that chal-
lenging outdoor play is impor-
tant for children's health. A
recent study in the journal Pe-
diatrics, examining the physi-
cal activity in day-care centers,
found that strict safety stan-
dards, among other factors,
discouraged kids from playing.
Boosting fitness and improv-
ing upper-body strength were
big factors that went into plan-


ning the Esplanade Playspace
in Boston, which features a
65-foot zip line, a manufac-
tured rock-climbing structure
and a more than 20-foot-high
climbing net.
"One big point to get this
built was childhood obesity
and. the fact that most of the
kids, the third- and fourth-
grade kids, failed the Presi-
dential Fitness exam," says
Christopher Egan, a father of
five and board member of the
Friends of the Esplanade Play-
space, which raised money to


open the state-owned play-
ground last year.
Risk can be useful training
for children, recent scientific
articles assert. In a report in
the International Journal of
Environmental Research and
Public Health, Mariana Brus-
soni, a developmental psychol-
ogist in the faculty of medicine
at the University of British
Columbia, and colleagues
suggest risky play ultimately
keeps children safer by allow-
ing them to learn how to take
and manage risk.


CDC urges smokeless areas inside airports


SMOKING
continued from 16B
and children. It says even brief
exposure can trigger acute car-
diac events such as heart at-
tack.
Altho'igh federal laws ban
smoking on all U.S. domestic
and international commercial
airline flights, they do not re-


quire airports to be smoke-free.
Most airports with designated
smoking areas are located in
states without smoke-free laws
or are exempted from such
laws.
Five of the 29 largest U.S.
airports, accounting for about
15% of U.S. air travel last year,
allow smoking in designated
public areas: Hartsfield-Jack-


son Atlanta International Air-
port, Washington Dulles In-
ternational Airport, McCarran
International Airport in Las
Vegas, Denver International
Airport and Salt Lake City In-
ternational Airport.
Many passengers surveyed
say they want smoking areas,
says Kimberly Gibbs, spokes-
woman for Dulles Internation-


al Airport. Because the airport
has many international flights,
she says passengers switch-
ing gates cannot simply step
outside for a smoke without
having to go through security
again. She says police patrol
the airport to ensure smok-
ing occurs only in designated
lounges, situated in three of
the six concourses.


Changing food preparation

could improve immunity


COOKING
continued from 17B

Swap a whole egg for an
egg white plus unsaturated oil,
or cholesterol-free egg substi-
tute.
Trade whole or two percent
milk for one percent or skim
milk.
Exchange canned vegeta-
bles for fresh or frozen vegeta-
bles.
Switch to low-fat cheeses.
When baking, replace oil,
shortening or butter with ripe
mashed bananas or apple-
sauce.
Use lower-cholesterol
meats, such as beef round,
sirloin, loin and ground beef
that is 15 percent fat or less,
ground turkey, and chicken
breast with the skin removed.
Replace salt with herbs and
spices to add flavor.
Substitute a portion of
all-purpose flour with whole
wheat flour, oatmeal or


whole cornmeal.
' Now that you have prepared a
mouth-watering, heart-healthy
entree, don't be tempted to add
on butter, sauces or dressings
that can be high in cholesterol
and saturated fat. Instead, try
some low-fat flavorings to spice
up your meal, such as salsa,
horseradish, herbs (oregano,
basil, cilantro, thyme, pars-
ley, sage and rosemary), spices
(cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper
and paprika), mustard, cat-
sup, and reduced fat or non-
fat mayonnaise, yogurt or soy
sauce. For more information
about heart healthy cooking,
visit the American Heart Asso-
ciation Web site at www.ameri-
canheart.org for the Dietary
Approaches to Stop Hyperten-
sion (D.A.S.H) eating plan that
has all the elements of a heart-'
healthy diet.
For more tips this holiday
season on healthy cooking,
please call North Shore Medi-
cal Center at 1-800-984-3434.


Health risk for the jobless


HEART
continued from 15B
don't know the exact mecha-
nisms for the increased risk,
but they do know that "any-
time we are not as in control
of our lives as we'd like to be,
stress goes up."
When that happens, other
health habits may slide too
- people may eat less health-
fully, stay up too late and not
sleep as. well, she says. There
may .be more strain and con-
flicts in the family.
"We believe all these things
are among the reasons why


unemployment is linked to
this increased risk of heart at-
tack."
People should "be extra vigi-
lant" about seeking medical
help during times of. unem-
ployment, especially if they
are experiencing any signs of a
heart attack, George says.
Atlanta cardiologist Gina
Lundberg, an assistant profes-
sor of medicine at Emory Uni-
versity who was not part of this
study, says, "Research shows
that job stress can cause heart
Attacks, and now this study
shows that not having a job
causes heart attacks."


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Earl Carroll, lead singer of the Cadillacs, dies at 75


By Margalit Fox


Earl (Speedo) Carroll, the
lead singer of the 1950s doo-
wop group the Cadillacs, who
later found contentment, plus
a measure of abiding renown,
as a New York City school
custodian, died on Sunday in
Manhattan. He was 75.
The cause was complica-
tions of diabetes and a recent
stroke, said Vito Picone, the
lead singer of the doo-wop
group the Elegants and a long-
time friend.
One of a cornucopia of
street-corner tight-harmony
groups formed by young Black
men in midcentury Harlem,
the Cadillacs were among the
first to incorporate rigorously
choreographed dance moves
into their performances.
The group, which flourished
for about a decade starting in
the early '50s, had hits with
"Gloria" and "Speedoo," whose
title is a variant spelling of
Carroll's nickname.


Carroll later spent two de-
cades with the Coasters before
rejoining a new incarnation of
the Cadillacs about 30 years
ago. Buoyed by the tide of
R&B nostalgia, the new group
toured throughout the United
States and abroad, perform-
ing mostly on weekends to ac-
commodate Carroll's day job at
P.S. 87 in Manhattan.
Earl Carroll was born in Har-
lem in 1937. After his mother
died when he was a small child,
he was reared by the family of
a young friend, Bobby Phillips.
It was a propitious friendship:
Mr. Phillips would also grow
up to sing with the Cadillacs.
In 1953, the' two young men
formed a vocal group called
the Carnations, whose other
members were Lavern Drake
and Gus Willingham. Their
manager suggested they take a
less florid name.
"In those days, there were a
lot of groups with bird names,"
Carroll told The Star-Ledger
in 2010. "There was the Fla-


mingos, the Cardinals and the
'Earth Angel' guys, the Pen-
guins. Most of the bird names
were gone. So then we went to
cars. Somebody said, What's
the finest car there is?' and the
light bulb went off: the Cadil-
lac. You can't get much classi-
er than that."
Signed to Josie Records, the
Cadillacs had their first hit
with "Gloria" in 1954. In live
performance, they became
known for their dazzling out-


S.87 in Manhattan in 1998.
fits, and for the dance rou-
tines choreographed by the
renowned vaudevillians Cholly
Atkins and Honi Coles.
Carroll's nickname and the
song it engendered were born
in the same breath. One day in
1955, he later recounted, the
Cadillacs were performing at
an armory in Massachusetts.
As they were leaving, Mr. Phil-
lips caught sight of a torpedo
on display there.
"Hey, Speedo, there's your


torpedo!" he told Mr. Carroll,
who had a somewhat pointy
head.
"My name is Earl," Carroll
responded tersely.
During the ride home, the
nickname, and Carroll's testy
rejoinder, flew around the car.
By the time the group reached
New York, some evocative
lines and a jaunty tune had
emerged:
"Well, now, they often call me
Speedo/But my real name is
Mr. Earl...."
The Cadillacs recorded the
song the next day, and it be-
came their best-known num-
ber.
Information on Carroll's sur-
vivors was not available. Phil-
lips, who with Carroll was a
mainstay of the reconvened
Cadillacs, died last year.
Carroll is survived, at the
very least, by generations of
children, now grown, who
passed through P.S. 87, a pub-
lic elementary school on West
78th Street, during the years


he worked there.
He had come to the school in
the early 1980s to take adult-
education classes in literacy.
(As a result of the program,
Mr. Carroll, who had a reading
disability, went from a second-
grade to a 10th-grade reading
level, he told New York News-
day in 1991.)
Learning of an opening for a
janitor there, he took the job
in 1982. He remained until his
retirement in 2005, sometimes
singing as he worked, and re-
galing the students "the
teeny-weenies," he called them
.- with tales of his musical life.
"You really felt good about
keeping the school clean, and
then the teeny-weenies, they
love you so much," Carroll told
The San Diego Union-Tribune
in 1988. "When they found out
I was a rock 'n' roller I was
on the 50th anniversary of the
Apollo with Bill Cosby the
kids couldn't believe it."
He added: "Now they call me
the star of the school."


Family and friends can attend funeral services online now


By Lisa J. Huriash

MARGATE Can't make it
to the funeral of a loved one or
friend because of the distance?
Now all you need is an Inter-
net hookup and the secure
link.
Funeral homes in South
Florida and across the
country are starting to of-
fer live streaming of memorial
services.
When Lauderdale Lakes resi-
dent Joseph Carmine Musita-
no died this month, his far-
flung family couldn't attend his
memorial service.

ONLINE STREAMING $150
The funeral home gave the
link to Musitano's widow who
could decide who was invited


to the service. The couple's
son, a single father who lives
in New Hampshire, decided to
use the new technology so he
- and scores of family mem-
bers in Italy could pay their
respects.
"It worked out well; it was
surprising the whole concept,"
said Joseph Musitano, who
watched his father's service
from his home '"You can hear
the priest giving his sermon; it
was like being there to a great
extent. It was as if I was sit-
ting in the gallery watching the
whole thing."
Musitano. 87, who loved
playing with the remote con-
trol when his family got their
first television set from Sears,
would have loved it, said his
son, Steven Musitano.


"He would have been very
happy," he said. "He's coming
into their homes and they're
paying respect to him."
Savino-Weissman Funeral
Home & Cremation Services in
Margate ran the live webcast.
"Those who can't attend, can,
in today's technology," said Bill
Savino, co-owner of the funeral
home. "It's amazing technol-
ogy."
The funeral home offers the
online streaming for $150. A
free DVD is provided, even if a
family choose not to pay for the
secure link.
The services are available on-
line for 30 days, to accommo-
date people in other time zones
who might not be able to view
the service live.
It's an increasingly popular


program at the Palms West
Funeral Home in Royal Palm
Beach as well, said co-owner
Julian Almeida. The service
costs $195 and includes a
DVD. He said the service is es-
pecially popular among Hindu
and Hispanic clients whose
families are in India and Latin
America.
"It brings families together,"
he said. "They weren't able to
come to this country so they
can watch it over the Internet.
Sometimes the best they can
do to grieve is to do it on the
Internet; that's what the future
has brought to us."

POSITIVE RESPONSE
The public's response has
been very positive, said Robert
Fells, executive director of the


International Cemetery, Cre-
mation and Funeral Associa-
tion.
"It's cutting edge," he said.
"We have seen an increase,"
said Jessica Koth, spokes-
woman for the National Fu-
neral Directors Association in
Wisconsin. "It's something we
are seeing more and more, not
just in big cities, but in smaller
communities and rural com-
munities. As a society were
used to logging onto the Inter-
net and using computer tech-
nology. That's spilled over into
the funeral service."
Savino-Weissman co-owner
Mark Weissman said not only
do friends and family who use
the service from out of town;
he once hooked up an. elderly
person confined to a hospital


bed up to watch their spouses
service.
"It actually connects families
at the worse possible time.
said Weissman, who is also a
Parkland city commissioner.
In most funeral homes, only
the senrice is broadcast since
the camera is affixed to the
chapel; the burial is not avail-
able online.
Funeral experts say this new
trend is far from disrespectful
since it encourages people to
be there, even remotely.
"There is no substitute for
being there, being with other
family members," Fells said.
"Webcasting cannot substitute
for that. But if you just cannot
be there for whatever reason,
at least now you aren't shut
out of the whole thing.'


Less painful nasal vacci. nations preferred


continued from 17B

An influenza work group, part
of the CDC's Advisory Commit-
tee on Immunization Practices,
is considering whether the CDC
should begin tailoring those
recommendations by express-
ing a preference for FluMist
in healthy children ages two
to eight, says Poland, a group
member.
"We've treated all flu vaccines
the same, but they are not,"
says Arnold Monto, a professor
at the University of Michigan
School of Public Health. "We're
moving away from a one-size-
fits-all flu vaccine."
Canada and the United King-
dom already express a prefer-
ence for nasal spray vaccines
for children.


A person s immune system"
changes with age, says Robert
Belshe, director of the vaccine
center at St. Louis University.
In a study published in The
New England Journal of Medi-
cine, Belshe found that kids
who got FluMist were half as
likely to get influenza as those
given an injection.
FluMist offered broader pro-
tection than the shot, even
when the strain of virus in cir-
culation wasn't a good match to
the strain used in the vaccine,
his study found.
In that study, about five per-
cent of children vaccinated with
FluMist came down with influ-
enza compared with 10 percent
of those given an injection.
Not all children can. get Flu-
Mist, Belshe says. Though in-
jectable vaccines are approved


for those over six months old,
FluMist isn't recommended for
children with asthma or babies
under two because of a slightly
increased risk of wheezing.
Younger children seem to re-
spond better than older kids
and adults to FluMist, which
uses a live but weakened vi-
rus that can't cause influenza,
Belshe says. FluMist doesn't
cause the flu because the vi-
ruses are specially engineered
to grow only at the relatively
cool temperatures of the nose.
The viruses in FluMist can't
reproduce in the lungs, which
are a degree or two warmer,
says Chris Ambrose, vice presi-
dent for medical and scientific
affairs at MedImmune, which
makes FluMist.
Because children haven't had
much exposure to the flu, their


immune s,,stemrs irespbnd 'ig-' :'
orously to live viruses, Belshe
says. The CDC says FluMist
can reduce infections by up to
92 percent. Adults ages 18 to
49 seem to respond better to
the injection, which contains a
dead virus that also can't cause
influenza, Monto says.
Adults over 65 have weaker
immune systems and don't re-
spond well to any flu vaccine,
and they are among the most
vulnerable to flu complica-
tions, Belshe says. The Food
and Drug Administration has
approved a high-dose flu shot
for seniors that seems better at
stimulating the immune sys-
tem. But definitive studies to
show whether the vaccine sub-
stantially reduces flu infections
are still in the works, Belshe
says.


St. Jude's risky heart device draws criticism


DEVICE tests to see if it has begun to
continued from 17B fail.
The company has aggres-
The company has been un- sively defended the safety of
der fire for months for its han- the Durata, which is made
dling of problems with an ear- with the newer Optim coat-
lier lead sold by the company, ing that St. Jude says is not
called the Riata, that was prone to the same failure that
failing in many patients. The has plagued the Riata, but
company stopped selling that some cardiologists have rec-
lead in 2010, but it is estimat- ommended that it should no't
ed to be implanted in about be used until more is known
128,000 patients worldwide about its long-term safety. At
and the F.D.A. has taken the the time St. Jude released its
unusual step of recommend- redacted report, it was facing
ing that all patients with the questions about whether the
Riata lead undergo imaging Durata lead would experience


the same types of failures as
the Riata.
Although the agency blacked
out many details of the in-
spection, which took place in
September and October at the
company's plant in Sylmar,
Calif., the report appeared to
focus on the methods St. Jude
used to test the Durata, which
was introduced in December
of 2007. The agency inspec-
tors found that the company
failed to follow its own written
protocols for testing the prod-
uct, and did not properly eval-
uate some study results. The


agency also concluded that St.
Jude did not adequately follow
up on problems it identified in
the manufacturing process,
and also did not properly in-
vestigate some complaints
about the lead.
The inspection report noted
that St. Jude officials prom-
ised to correct the deficiencies
cited in the review.
An estimated 278,000 pa-
tients have been implanted
with the Durata and another
lead containing the newer Op-
tim coating, according to the
company.


Study: MostAmericans don't

know the facts about Jesus,.,


A study conducted by Har-
ris Interactive for Zondervan
Publishers shows that some
"Americans don't know the
facts about Jesus."
While 66 percent believe
Jesus is the most recognized
figure in history, the study
shows that few understand
His impact.
"A lot of people don't know
Jesus' role in creating a so-
ciety where all human be-
ings are recognized as hav-
ing rights and that everybody
should be included and be
considered equal," says Pas-
tor John Ortberg of Menlo
Park Presbyterian Church in
California.
"That really was based on
the idea which began in little
Israel and spread through
the world, through Jesus,
that every human being is
made in the image of God and
is loved by God, and out of
that flowed ideas, such as we
should have compassion for
everybody," Ortberg adds.
He contends things like or-
phanages and hospitals origi-
nated with followers of Jesus
who remembered His teach-


ings and compassion.
He also points out there
was a gender imbalance dur-
ing the time of Jesus 1
million women to 1.4 million
men because many girls
died at birth or through expo-
sure or infanticide because of
their sex.
"It was really through the
teaching of Jesus, the way
that He would teach women
as well as men, that they
equally bore the image of
God, that they were the first
witnesses of the resurrec-
tion and were leaders in the
early church, where over time
in society at large the idea of
the dignity, worth, equality
of women spread," the pastor
explains. "So, Jesus' teach-
ings elevated women."
Ortberg points to the Har-
ris/Zondervan poll, which
reveals that 89 percent of
Americans do not know Je-
sus pioneered the concepts of
universal literacy and educa-
tion. He thinks it is a shame
people do not know more
about who they know to be
the most recognized figure in
history.


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Hall Ferguson Hewitt
ROSE L. PHILPOT, 63, retired,
died November
23 at Miami
Jewish Home.
Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at Antioch
M.B. Church of
Brownsville.


NORA LEE RAGIN, 84, retired

assistance, died
November 24
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Viewing 6-9
p.m., Tuesday
December 4
in the chapel.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
Liberty Hill Church in Summerton,
S.C.

FATE WRIGHT, 70, retired
longshoreman,
died November
19 at Jackson
North Medical
Survie vors
include: his
devoted wife,
Josie; several
children, grandchildren and a host
of other relatives. Viewing 5-8 p.m.,
Friday, November 30 in the chapel.
Service 12 p.m., Saturday at First
Baptist Church of Brownsville in
Miami.

DEACON L.B. MCCOY, JR.,
69, retired,
died November
21 at Jackson
Memorial
Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Providence
MB Church.

EDWARD KNOX, 73, bus driver
and chef, died
November 27 at
home. Survived
by: wife, Iri
Georgina Knox; V
sister, Carolyn I
Knox (Dunnell);
children,
P a m e I a
Knox Shuler, Edwina Knox
Betty, Shannon Knox Walker,
Carolyn Knox Johnson, Edwin
and Lawrence Knox. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.

ROSEMARIE A. ROGERS, 70,
retired, died
November 20 at
Mercy Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Greater Harvest
Baptist Church,
14135 NW 7
avenue, Bay
3and 4.


Hadley Davis


- MLK


VITER JUSTE, 87, activist, died
November 19.
Service 9 a.m.,
Saturday at St.
Mary Cathedral.






LORIAN YOUNG, 19, died No-
vember 16 at
Chapman Part-
nership Center.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel.


DERRICK GUYTON,
November 17. Services w


33, died
vere held.


Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
MINNIE WADLEY, 84, domestic
worker, died
November
22 at home.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel.




ANN DAVIS, 91, died November
13. Services were held.


Richardson
LIZZIE MARTIN, 94, housewife,
died November -
24 at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the i
chapel.


BARBARA FINNIE, teacher,
died November
18. Service 11q
a.m., Thursday
at Bethany 7
Day Adventist
Church.




KEITH GOA, security. Service 10
a.m.; Saturday ..i
at Mt. Calvary
M.B. Church.


CARY DOBSON,
engineer.
Service 11 a.m.,
Friday at Keys
To Life Ministry. r-


RHUNETTE
homemaker,
died November
17. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Peace M.B.
Church.




SYLVIA ANN
12 p.m.,
Saturday at
Church of God
In Prophecy.


THC


Johnson
ROBERTA KINNEL-BROWN
first lady of
St. Matthews
M.B. Church,
home health
care giver, died
November 21 at
Palm Gardens
Nursing Home.
She is survived
by: husband, Reverend Vincent
Brown, Pastor of St. Matthews
Missionary Baptist Church; three
daughters, Cynthia Daniels (Alvin),
Beverly Harris and Michelle
Kinnel; one stepdaughter, Vincelyn
Brown; one son, Joseph Kinnel;
two stepsons, Kencent and Kevin
Brown; many grandchildren and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial service 7 p.m., Thursday
at St. Matthews M.B. Church,
6100 NW 24 Avenue, Miami, FL.


Viewing 6-8 p.m., -riday
Missionary Baptist Chiu
SW 8th Street, Delray B
Service 11 a.m., Saturd
church.


Carey Royal Ra


CEDERICK DE
sanitation WALKER, 40,
Smchef, graduate
of Miami
Jackson Senior
High School
class of 1991,
died November
23 at Jackson

Hospital. Survived by
wife, Cassandra Walker
OMPSON, mother, Norma Jean
Fickling (Larry); fathE
Walker (Marilyn); three
Dominique Holmes, Cei
Lil Cederick Walker; three
one sister; grandmoth
Magalene Williams; four a
uncle and a host of relay
friends. Service 11 a.m.,
at Temple Missionary Bal


LOPEZ. Service


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nemaker.
iy in the


igements


IRENE MARTIN, hon
Service 11 a.m., Saturda
chapel.

PAULA BROWN. Arran
are incomplete.

Range
BERTHA SHARPE JA
80, retired
teacher, died
November
21. Survivors
include her
grandsons.
J avon n e
Jackscn
and Gregory
Jackson; gram Jaughter,
Jackson. Service 11 a.m.,
at Christian Fellowship M.E

NATHAN HOOKS, 87
died November
22 at Berkshire
Nursing Home.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
Jordan Grove
M.B.C.


ROBERT LEE PRITCHI
63, teacher, died -.f_
November 25 at
Aventura Hos-


pice Hospital.
Family visita-
tion 5-6 p.m.,
Wednesday
in the chapel.
Memorial ser-
vice 6 p.m., in the chapel
and final rites 1 p.m., Sa
Williamsburg,VA at St. Joh
Church, 1397 Penniman F
liamsburg, Virginia 23185.


Wright and Yo


QUENTIN JAMAR BRICE,
SR, 22,
unemployed,,
died November
23 in Miami, '-
FL. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at New 79th St.
Word Church.


AZHAR HAYAT, 5
November 17 at Select


Gregg L. Mason
GEORGE DEAN, SR., 82, retired
cook, Miami-
Dade County
Corrections,
died November
21. Survivors
include: wife,
Amie; son,
George Jr.; -
daughters,
Mary Bradshaw (David), Deborah
Dean (Hudson) and Cathy James
(Anthony); sisters, Jane White
and Marjorie Tyler; and a host of
other relatives and friends. Viewing
5-7 p.m., Friday at church with
Rosary service at 7 p.m. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Holy Redeemer


Catholic Church. Ento
Southern Memorial Park.


Royal


mbment:


OIY-


Sat Crinnst SAMUEL J. STRONG, 72, re-
irch, 125 tired truck driv-
each, FL. er, died Novem-
ay at the ber 21 at St.
Catholic Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
am'n in the chapel.
EARLE



Paradise
PREMBROKE T. HANNA,
87, died November 25 at Baptist
Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday
at Morningstar Baptist Church.
y: loving ROOSEVELT JOHNSON, 70,
devoted died November 22 at Baptist
Walker- Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday
er, Jerry in the chapel.
Children,
dtara and EVELYN GARNER, 69, died
brothers; November 25 at home. Service 11
,er, Mary a.m., Saturday at The Church of
aunts; one Christ Written in Heaven of Goulds.
natives and
Saturday
ptist.
In Memoriam

52, died
Speciality In loving memory of,


Hospital. Services were held.

SvfS r'io ALimVi alYAQH,
infant, died Novemer 19 at Bethesda
Memorial Hospital. Services were
held.

FAWZI SHIHADA, 60,
died November 21 at Mercy
Hospital. Services were held.

TERESE SILl, 87, died
November 20 at Memorial
Miramar. Services were held.


SAISHA KHATOON, 86, died
November 24 at home. Services
were held.
kCKSON,
RAZIA M. AHMED, 56, died
November 25 at home. Services
were held.


Manker
KATHERINE MOZEE, 83, died
November 18
Christine at UM Medical
Saturday Center. Service
3. Church. 12 p.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
retired, Carmel MB.
Church.



DEBBIE RUTH GORDON, 60,
caretaker, died November 18 at
home. Services were held.

GLORIA A. WILLIAMS, 68,
died November 20 at North Shore
ETT, JR., Hospice Center. Arrangements are
incomplete.

WINSTON EDWARD
GRIGGITH, 54, died November
21 at Aventura Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.



I. Service Grace
iturday in DELMAR TAYLOR, 48, general
hn Baptist manger, died ,. .= J
Road,Wil- November
19. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street K -
ung Community 5i


Baptist Church.



ANN
DOUGLAS,45,
died November
a.m., Friday at
Prophecy.


MARSHALL
business owner,
14. Service 11:30
House of God of


Mother Teaster
Preston dies


MOTHER TEASTER B.
PRESTON passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, Nov.
27 at 1:15 a.m. She was the
mother of Dr. C.P. Preston,
Jr. (Robyn), pastor of Peace-
ful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Beverly Ann Sims
and Selma Jones (Frank). Ser-
vices will be held at New Birth
Baptist Church in Miami;
date and time are incomplete.
Arrangements have been en-
trusted to Wright & Young.
"She was an ideal mother
and an ideal Christian. We
will all miss her and will never
forget her. She left a mark on
all of our lives that will never
be erased." The Family


In Memoriam


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,
M^ -- IIIi


ADELL WORLD KYLER
12/02/1938 04/16/2011

Happy Birthday, Mom.
If tears 'could bring you
back, you would be here with
us.
We love and miss you.
Farristine, Cornel, Marcel,
Brea, Cassandra and your
grands.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


In loving memory of,


TAWANDA COOPER
COLEMAN
11/29/1973 08/11/2012


KENO A. THOMPSON
"BOSS"
08/10/1979 11/29/2011


DELORES YVONNE
PARTRIDGE
08/26/1947 11/29/2010


It has been two years since
God called you home. You
are still loved and missed by
many, especially the three of
us.
Your influence continues
to touch the lives of all those
who knew you.
Grandma, you were a
wonderful wife, mother and
grandmother.
Your loving husband, Lil
Joe; daughter, Anseing; and
grandson, Joshua.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


SAM ELIJAH RANDELL
"Big Poochie"
11/28/1962 12/03/2011

For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believeth in
Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life.
Gone but not forgotten, we
miss you sadly.
The Randell Family


It seems like yesterday
when you were here
God carried you home this
time last year
We miss you and think of
you from day to day
When our hearts ache we
kneel and pray
Our faith in the most high
helps us make it through
Well share happy thoughts
with your children too
Although the time came
when we had to part
Your memories will always
be deep in our hearts
We love you Keno from your
family and friends
May God bless us all until
we meet again.
Love the family

Card of Thanks


Mommy we think of you al-
ways but especially today.
You will never be forgotten
although you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in his keeping;
we have you in our heart. .,-'
Your sons, Gary" Jr.,
Garrian, grandmother, Rosa
and Family.


Death Notice


LORI ANN BOOKER,47,
caretaker, died November 20
at Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal. Viewing 6-9 p.m., Friday
at Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church. Service 12
p.m., Saturday at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to
A.J. Manuel Funeral Home.



Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


gratefully acknowledges your
kindness and expressions of
sympathy.
Your flowers, visits, prayers,
cards, telephone calls, mon-
etary donations and covered
dishes were appreciated.
Special thanks to Bishop
Victor T. Curry and the New
Birth Baptist Church family,
Wright and Young Funeral
Home, Pastor Richard Dunn,
Polo, Dwight, Big Moe, Kelvin,
Duck, family and friends.
May God bless each of you.
Mary Henderson and the
Henderson family.


BETTY NELL RICHARDSON
11/30/1957 10/02/2012

I miss you very much.
Your brother, Andrew E.
Richardson


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JOY, JOY! The Edwin Hawkins Singers circa 1970; Dorothy Morri-
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By Marc Myers
Forty-five years ago, pianist Edwin
Hawkins revamped a 200-year-old
hymn to make it more soulful. Two
years later in 1969, "Oh Happy Day"
- by the Edwin Hawkins Singers,
featuring Dorothy Morrison on lead
vocal became a top-five Billboard
pop hit, a watershed moment in the
gospel-rock movement.
Joan Baez performed "Oh Happy
Day" at Woodstock and Glen Camp-
bell's 1970 version was a hit on three
charts. Meanwhile, the Grammy
Hall of Fame song's rousing gospel
spirit paved the way for "Bridge Over
Troubled Water" (1970), Melanie's
"Lay Down (Candles in the Rain),"
also featuring the Edwin Hawkins
Singers (1970), and Broadway's
"Godspell" (1971).
Today, Hawkins winner of four
Grammys continues to tour with
the New Edwin Hawkins Singers; Ms.
Morrison is a member of vocal group
the Blues Broads. Mr. Hawkins, 69,


and Ms. Morrison, 66, talked about
the song's origins and how it became
an accidental hit. Edited from inter-
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Oakland, Calif., my family belonged
to the Good Samaritan Church of
God in Christ. Each year, the church
attended a national Pentecostal
church conference but never sent a
choir. So in May of '67, when I was
23 years old, I formed the Northern
California State Youth Choir with
Betty Watson, a friend. More than
40 young people joined from nearby
Pentecostal churches. When we per-
formed at the conference that year,
we finished in second place. Return-
ing home, we began regular rehears-
als.
Dorothy Morrison: When I joined
Edwin's choir, I had been singing at
my Pentecostal church in Richmond,
Calif., and at local R&B clubs -
secretly, because the church would
have frowned on that. Edwin knew
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Last Friday, November 16, Greer followed
at the Lemon City Cemetery by Dr. Enid C.
(Carver Village). Ms. Maud Pinkney, who facilitated the
Newbold had the honor of project. ,
presiding over the The Rev. Dr. Errol
program by welcoming A. Harvey of the
the people to the service Episcopal Church
and encouraging them of the Incarnation
to join in singing, "It was the officiant for
is Well With My Soul", the re-interment
followed by Rev. Jesse service including
Martin, chaplain, who everything from
gave the invocation. -- the anthems to the
In attendance: Mayor NEWBOLD benediction, followed
Thomas Regalado, by the unveiling of
Commissioner Audrey the historical marker, and the
Edmonson, Adriana Nelson, congregation singing 'When
the Honorable Consul General I've Gone the Last Mile of The
of the Bahamas, Matthew Way".


Then Dr. Pinkney
stated her gratitude
for the attendees: "We
thank the Biscayne
Corporation for
agreeing to turn the
Lemon City Cemetery
into a Memorial
Garden dedicated to


those pioneer souls,
that buried therein.
Further, we thank A
Edmonson, Mayor Reg
the Dade Heritage,
Thomas Malkov, Esq.
Miami Times, Chai
Thompkins, Dr. Ri
Strachan, Dr. Ryan Wh
Jeff Ranson, Larry Wi
Luis Gonzalez,Patricia (
SF Times, Stanley Joh
Esq., Tereseta DeVeauw
Black Archives, Chann
6, 7 and 10, YMCA, A3
Garcia, Leome CiU


- ,- Ralph Johnson,
Rene Harris, Penny
Lambeth, Rev. Jesse
jL w and Marie Martin, T.
^ i- L. Riggs, Physician
Access, Kenneth
Curtis, The Tree
of Knowledge Men,
Church of the Open
PINKNEY Door (UC of C), Isabella
Rosete, Bishop
udrey Noward E.C. Dean, Cecilia
alado, Stewart, Angela Culmer,
Trust, Bishop Arthur Wilson, Sure
, The Foundation CGIP and all
rlayne other sponsors, especially
[chard Range Funeral Home. A
Leeler, special salute goes out to
ggins, Willie Warren, president,
Gross, Booker T. Washington Alumni
inson, Athlete Club, Officers,
x, The Edward "Sarge" Young and
els 4, Roberta Daniels. president,
ntolin BTW Alumni Association,
ilmer, for providing the community


with those that were
recognized as "Hall rH
of Famers": Roerick
"Monk" Silva, 31-35-,
Percy Oliver, 46-48;
Judge Calvin Mapp,
40-41; Thomas "Nick"
Marshall; Charles
Stringer, 54-58; Ralph
Burns, 55-57; Gus EDMONSON


Marshall, 59-61; Jesse
Holt, 59-61; Jack Wadley,
61-63; Irvin Baulkman, 60-
65; Chris Ingraham, 31-32;
Vernika S. Silva, 33-36;
Nathaniel Strachan, 47-
49; Hernando Brown, 44-47;
Arthur "Tug" Coverson, 40-
41; Eugene White, 54-56;
John Glover, 58-60; "Jabo"
Johnson, 60-61; George
Buchanan, 60-61; Larry
Little, 61-63, John Napier,
63-65; W. J. Warren, 62-65;
Edward Kimball, 33-35; Ralph


47-49;
George
Roker,


Colt, 32-33; Stanley
Strachan, 31-32;
Arthur Truitt, Jr.,49-
52; Leroy Cromatie,
41-43; Nathaniel
"Traz" Powell., 42-43;
Charlie Herout, 43-
46; Sylvester "Gee
Boy" Smith, 45-46;
Charles Mobley, 46-
49: Herbert Watts,
N. Carr, 47-49 and
Williams, 59-61; Lee
31-34 and Bernard


"Booker" Ingraham.
2012 Inductees are Willie
J. Barney, '61; Andrew B.
Clear, '62; Roosevelt Cooper;
Richard Demerit,'67; Tim
Harris, Jr., 2004; Gladys
Hudson,'68; Charles
Johnson,'68; Coach Earnest
Perkins, '66; Rose A.
Perpall, '59 and Anthony D.
Thompson,'66. '


Joining the "Rattlers"
for their 125th anniversary
homecoming game in
Tallahassee against North
Carolina Central State,
were the following: Garth C.
Reeves; Barbara Johnson,
Brenda Bryant, Linda
Bryant, Lucile Fletcher,
Janice Hopston (Dade
County chapter, president
of Delta Sigma Theta) Nancy
Dawkins," Martha Day,
Ann Bryant, Ernest and
Pearl Sidney, Lynett Wims
(FAMU Alumni president),
Slyvia. Rolle, Shirlene
Chester, Doran and Naomi
Porter, Dr. Freddie Young,
Priscilla Stevens, Henry
Goa and Portia Livingston.
Hearty congratulations
goes out to the Liberty City


Warriors 120s s
football team
who won the Greater Miami,
South Florida Pop Warner
championship in the "Pee-
Wee" Division I of the Sean
Taylor Classic at Curtis
Park. The football team
won its third consecutive
championship, by defeating
the Northwest Falcons 30-0.
Their head coach
is Robert Jones and
his assistant coaches
are Lonnie Culpepper,
III; Ronald Hartsfleld;
Lorenzo Shinhoster; Aaron
Taylor and Gary Watts.
Congratulations also to their
parents.
SBy the way, the sorors
of Delta Sigma *Theta
Sorority hic, Beta Alpha


chapter celebrated their
75th anniversary with
the luncheon speaker,
our beloved 17th National
President, Mona Humphries-
Bailey. A former Beta Alpha
Soror, Barbara Anders was
among those who attended.
Bernard Hudson and
Joyce Collier (whose
birthday-was November 18th)
eqpjoyed the weekend on the
Sky Cruise Lines as the love
birds celebrated Joyce's
birthday in Nassau and on
the ship. Bernard's sister and
daughter Brenda Holmes
and Shauna were down
from Savannah, Ga. and
enjoyed the Thanksgiving
with Bernard and all of their
family.
Get well wishes and our
prayers go out to each one
of you: Clearance Clear,
Sr., Donzaleigh "Lay"
McKinney, Ernestine
Ross-Collins, Wilhelmina


Stirrup-Welch, Louise H.
Cleare, Jackie Livingston,
Princess Lamb, Frankie
Rolle, Naomi Alien-Adams,
Grace .Heastie-Patterson
and Gloria Bannister.
Dr. Lorna Lightbourn-
Foster and her son Nicholas
are visiting her mother Dr.
Rose Bud Lightbourn for
Thanksgiving. Lorna and
her family lives in Michigan.
Wedding Anniversary
greetings go out to the love
birds of the week: William
C. and Cathy Wanza, Nov.
19th: their 35th. Capt.
Alfred R. and Edith Barr,
Sr., Nov. 20th: their 41st.
Ernest and Carol Knowless
Nov. 24th: their 35th.
Do hope you enjoyed your
72nd Natal Anniversary,
Father Barry. Saint Agnes
loves you and will always
love you. Best wishes and
may you enjoy many more
birthdays.


Miami's Mansa speaks with his paint brush


MANSA
continued from IC

[919 NW 2nd Avenue]. Man-
sa will be showing a series of
portraits large frame paint-
ings that are actually his own
friends and relatives that are
recast as West African gods.
"For the past few years I've
been looking at the structural
causes that have influenced
the development of our society
and have recently changed my
focus to the cultural causes,"
he said. "African religions,
ideas and traditions have of-
ten been viewed in a negative
light. I wanted to show them
in their more appropriate,


* positive light." "'* ...*

THE RELEVANCE OF THE
ENVIRONMENT
Mansa has long focused on
portraits but he has expanded,
his collection to include gritty,
urban scenes that illustrate
the significance of one's envi-
ronment.
"You see Black faces in my
work but then you see the
subtle backgrounds pawn
shops and check cashing
stores where our people con-
tinue to be exploited or
beauty supply stores which in
truth aren't built on the no-
tion that Black aesthetics are
beautiful anyway."


Mansa describes his work
as borderline photo realistic
that is both urban but also
expressive.
"I try to be exact in the
representation but never to
the point of being boring,"
he said. "You will see brush
strokes and expressions that
are more in line with my vi-
sion than what you would see
in an actual photograph."
Mansa was born and raised
in Miami, finished high school
at the prestigious New World
campus and then headed off
to Baltimore for addition-
al studies. But he says he
couldn't stay away from home
for long.
"I am at a place where I am


trying to find ways to take my
career to a national level and
while things are blossoming
for me in Miami, I think in
order to do really well here, I
will need to do a residency or
get into a good graduate pro-
gram I need that exposure
that comes from going other
places. But I was given a great
foundation at New World.
When you leave there you can
compete with anyone because
they not only pick good talent
but they nurture you."
For more information go to
www.artafricamiami.com. Ad-
ditional exhibits can be seen
at the Little Haiti Cultural
Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace,
from Dec. 6 thru Feb. 16th.'


Edwin Hawkins recants on his life in music


SINS
continued from IC

I could sing from our Mon-
day night church union meet-
ings at the Ephesian Church
of God in Christ in Berkeley,
so I didn't. have to audition.
Hawkins: In 1968, I hired
Century Records, a local van-
ity label, to record an album
of songs by the choir. My plan
was to order 500 copies and
have members sell them for
about $5 each to raise money
for our church.
One of the eight songs I
wrote and arranged for the
album was "Oh Happy Day,"
based on "0 Happy Day, That
Fixed My Choice"- a formal
18th-century hymn with a
lovely, simple message. A
year earlier I had updated the
hymn with new chord voic-
ings and a gospel feel. One of
my influences at the time was
pianist Sergio Mendes. I liked
how he alternated between
major and minor keys and
created rhythmic patterns
on the keyboard. My piano
intro was along those lines.


Our recording was made at
the Ephesian Church during
the summer of 1968. I chose
Dorothy Morrison, one of our
most experienced vocalists, to
sing the lead.
Ms. Morrison: Edwin asked
me to have the lyrics memo-
rized by the recording date.
But it wasn't until the drive
over with my 'husband at the
time that I began to commit
them to memory. The lyrics
were simple and they rhymed,
but they were a lot to remem-
ber.
At the church, I wrote two
sections on my palms with a-
pen. The third section I mem-
orized. During the recording,
I put up my hands, with my
palms facing me. Everyone
thought I was feeling the spir-
it. I was-but I also was read-
ing the lyrics [laughs].
I ad-libbed on "When Jesus
washed, oh, when he washed,
my sins away," And I threw in
a James Brown "good God"
toward the end, which made
the song feel even more cur-
rent.
Hawkins: Our album-"Let


Us Go Into the House of the
Lord"-was ready a few weeks
later. I gave 10 copies to each
choir member to sell for the
church. I was sure that "Joy,
Joy!" or "To My Father's House"
was going to be the song that
would sell the album.
Ms. Morrison: One Sun-
day morning in early 1969, I1
was listening to a gospel ra-
dio show on KSAN-FM in San
Francisco when our recording
of "Oh Happy Day" came on. I
froze. I said to myself, "Oh my
God, that's us-that's me."
Hawkins: When the song
caught on in San Francisco
in March 1969, I began re-
ceiving calls from major re-
cord companies. They all
wanted to buy the rights to
release the recording nation-'
wide on their labels. I asked
Mel Reid of Reid's Records,
a gospel store, in Berkeley,
for advice. He said to go with
Buddah Records [now known
as Buddha]. A company rep-
resentative flew out from New
York to talk with me. Then. I
flew to New Y6rk to sign the
deal. Meanwhile, the church


thought what we were doing
was sacrilegious and insisted
we remove the choir's name
from the record. So Buddah
renamed the choir the Edwin
Hawkins Singers.
In early April 1969, Buddah
released "Oh Happy Day" as a
single on Pavilion--a label it
had set up for gospel music.
By the end of May, it was No.
4 on Billboard's pop chart. In
June, we appeared with the
Isley Brothers at Yankee Sta-
dium. That's when I realized
the song's magnitude.
Ms. Morrison: I wasn't paid
for the record, but that doesn't
matter. I was singing in the
church, singing for the Lord.
Soon after I was hired to sing
backup on Simon & Garfun-
kel's "Bridge Over Troubled
Water," which led to work with
Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs
and so many other artists.
Edwin performs the song to-
day with his singers, and I do,
too, with the Blues Broads.
Audience reactions are always
strong. People want to have
a happy day, and that song
helps them do it.


Bob Marley's daughter pens children's book


MARLEY
continued from 1C


farmers market on Grand
Street," she says. "I also like
Green Street's [restaurant]


vibe and decor and often
enjoy their lunch."
Marley, who designed the
track and field uniforms for
the 2012 Jamaican Olympic
team, has her own line of


swimsuits and clothing, and
recently released a line of T-
shirts called "Chol"
As far as releasing some
new tunes, Marley says she
is waiting for the right mo-


ment. "I have been saying
that for a while, because my
brothers keep the pressure
on me," she says. "But [for
now], I will just say, 'soon
come.'"


Rapper Kid Cudi loses in


yearlong child custody battle


By Huffington Post

Kid Cudi may
be on the pursuit
of happiness but
he is giving up his
pursuit to obtain
full custody of his
daughter, TMZ,
reports.
The rapper had
been entangled in
a bitter custody
battle with his CL
daughter's mother
for over a year.: Although the
"Day 'N Nite" singer said he
bought a house in Chicago
in order to be closer to his
daughter, his daughter's
mother said that his support
has been "sporadic and incon-
sistent" and cites his history
with drugs and alcohol as
proof of his inability to provide


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adequate support.' She ulti-
mately received full custody,
giving the rapper
visitation rights.
Cudi is known for
his role as Domingo
Dean, the down-to-
*' earth weed dealer/
-I dog walker on the
short lived HBO se-
ries "How To Make
It Iln America." But
unlike his character
DI who cleverly keeps
his budding mari-
juana business low profile.
Cudi was arrested in 2010
for possession of a controlled
substance.
However, since then Cudi
says he has given up smoking
weed and released a video for
his song 'Marijuana' in late,.
2010 as a goodbye tribute to
his, former beloved past time.


Chad Johnson's child support drama


Bv Hqffin.ton Post

It appears Chad
Johnson is headed
down the same.
road as his close
friend, Terrell
Owens. Similar to
Owens, who is also
an unrestricted free
agent, the six-time
NFL pro bowler was


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with a summons to appear
in court due to child support
payments.
TMZ reports that the mother
of Johnson's child, Andrea
Pearson, has filed legal docu-
ments in Miami claiming the
free agent receiver missed his


October. 15th pay-
ment of.-$5,250 and
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income to support
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consistent pattern
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with payments,


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tell the site that he'has always
provided for the two-year-old
and went out on a limb by
purchasing Pearson a home.
Johnson's recent legal woes
come only two months after he
finalized his divorce to reality
star, Evelyn Lozada.


Lenny Kravitz to star as Marvin Gaye


By Kia Makarechi

Lenny Kravitz has lined up a
starring role in a Marvin Gaye
biopic, The Evening Standard
reports.
The project is directed by
Julian Temple, known for his
documentary "London: The
Modern Babylon" as well as
"Absolute Beginners." Temple


also has plenty of experience
with bringing music to the
big screen, having directed a
number of movies about the
Sex Pistols.
The Gaye movie will cen-
ter on the soul singer's later
years. Gaye, as NME notes,
battled alcoholism and nasty
tax issues while living in Lon-
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Sociable Girl Squad does


networking mixer for women


Founder Tiffany Lanier (third from left) poses with other young entrepreneurs.


Getting social

while building

more awareness
By Ju'lia Samuels
jsamuels@miamitimtnesonline.com

For the founder of Sociable
Girl Squad, it's all about
having fun responsibly and
making as many valuable con-
nections as possible. Tiffany
Lanier has created a new orga-
nization that she hopes many
young business professionals
can enjoy benefitting from.
Sociable Girl' Squad is an
interactive event and network-
ing group for savvy, ambitious,
sophisticated, and stylish
women in their Mid 20's and


30's, according to the organi-
zation's founder.

THE NETWORK
Lanier remembers her re-
turn home from Florida State
University all to well. Finding
a new group of friends or just
meeting new people can prove
to be a daunting task, which
is one of the reasons Lanier
started her company. "
"I know how difficult it can
be to meet professionals who
are around the same age as
you," Lanier said. "You want
to be able to meet people to try
new things with."
While the organization does
offer new experiences for mem-
bers, Lanier also emphasizedc
the importance of networking
and social awareness.


"As a young entrepreneur,
I know how important it is to
network," Lanier said. "You
never know who that one
person could be who might be
able to advance your business
goals or change your profes-
sional life."
The organization provides
opportunities for other young
professionals to meet one
another in a chic and relaxing
atmosphere. However, it's not
all about socializing.
"Although we are having fun
building social networks, we
also make it a point to build
social awareness," Lanier said.
Lanier is already working on
projects with the non-profit or-
ganization Drops of Hope, and
plans on expanding her own '
organization even further.


JUNE AMBROSE SET TO

RELEASE SHOE COLLECTION
By Jasmine Washington

Known for her mean shoe game, fashion stylist to the stars, June
Ambrose, recently revealed that she is in the process of designing a
shoe collection for the Home Shopping Network.
Ambrose gushed about the upcoming project as she stated."1
thought [footwear] was a great category to launch with Mindy
Grossman at HSN. They gave me a choice [of accessories], and I
selected footwear. The [theme for spring] is 'In The Wild,' and I
was taken by texture and architectural heels."
The famed stylist and reality TV starlet went on to de-
scribe her line as one that features 12 styles of, "vibrant
heels, wedges and fiats with detailed jewels, python
prints and acrylic accents.".
With prices ranging from $59-100, Ambrose said, "the
price point is [aimed at] the fashionista who collects
shoes'and wants people to talk about them. They're con-
versation pieces, but I also wanted them to be accessible."
June Ambrose's shoe collection for HSN is set for a March
2013 release.


M.I.A. TO COLLABORATE WITH VERSACE


By Ellie Krupnick


M.I.A. tends to march to her
own drum rather than conform
to high fashion norms. But
turns out the singer is more
stylish than we knew she's
got a \Versace collaboration in
the works.
During a lecture at the
Modern Art Museum P.S.I in
.Queens, M.I.A. accidentally
revealed that she's been
working with the Italian
brand on an unspeci-
fled project. According to
Spin:
... the whole audience got to spy on
her desktop on a giant projector screen
a surprisingly intimate experience
for an artist of her renown, in this era
including folders labeled "Versace
Prints," "Bootleg Versace," and "Versace


rLI
"1.


Outlines," and later she con-
firmed that she is currently
Collaborating with the storied
Label (which would explain her
S- many recent public appear-
ances wearing impossible-
o Lto-procure vintage Versace
prints).
It would also explain her ap-
pearance at Versace's couture
show this past July, where
she sat front row in Paris with
Elizabeth Banks, Christina
Hendricks and Jessica Alba.
Although most celebrities
A. tend to just pose for an ad
campaign, we expect M.I.A. to
take on a more creative role with Versace. She
began her career as a visual artist in London
after studying at the city's esteemed Central
St. Martins College, the school where Alex-
ander McQuqen, John Galliano and Stella
McCartney got their starts.


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Online network #waywire has YouTube in its sights


Social-media

mavens make

video easier to
By Jefferson Graham

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory
Booker started dabbling with
Twitter in 2009 and liked the
instant feedback and cred that
came from being a social-me-
dia maven.
So when the mayor with
easily the most Twitter follow-
ers (1.2 million vs. 391,000 for
runner-up New York Mayor
Michael Bloomberg) was ap-
proached to participate in a
side project a new online
video network aimed at young
people he was eager.
#waywire, in which he is a
one-third partner, has quite
the list of big-name inves-
tors, including Oprah Winfrey,
Linkedln CEO Jeff Weiner,
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt
and Lady Gaga's manager,
Troy Carter. All told, the com-
pany raised $1.75 million in
start-up funding.
Booker's other two co-
founders are CEO Nathan
Richardson, the former presi-
dent of lifestyle site Gilt City,
and Sarah Ross, a former chief
marketing officer for tech-
nology site TechCrunch and


senior director of marketing for
Yahoo.
Booker's holdings are in a
blind trust.
"Video is clearly the way the
next generation is communi-
cating," says Howard Morgan,
a partner with First Round
Capital, which provided the
initial financing needed to get
#waywire off the ground; "Cory
had a vision for getting this
generation involved and having
their opinions shaped."
The privately held network
is less than 3 months old and
still in "alpha" mode and work-
ing out its kinks. Still, Morgan
says the audience is "growing,
and doubling every few weeks."
Its small user base is growing
180 percent every two weeks,
the company says.
Richardson hopes to make
#waywire profitable down the
line with ads that will run on
the network's videos.
Think of #waywire as a more
socially conscious YouTube -
and a network where it's easier
to find stuff. In part that's be-
cause there are far fewer vid-
eos to cull from on #waywire.
YouTube has so much video
that 72 hours of new footage
is uploaded every minute. But
Richardson also credits #way-
wire's in-house created recom-
mendation engine for easing
the discovery of videos you


-Photo credit/C Flanigan Getty Images
Newark Mayor Cory Booker founded #waywire with Na-
than Richardson, formerly of lifestyle site Gilt City, and
Sarah Hoss, formerly of TechCrunch.


might want to see.
(By contrast, YouTube serves
up new videos through sub-
scriptions and based on your
search history.)
Sarah Pena, the founder
of Big Frame, a Los Angeles
company that manages the
careers of many YouTube stars,
including Mystery Guitar Man
and Dave Days, says finding
content on YouTube is "THE
problem. Discoverability is a
huge challenge. I go to You-
Tube.com, then what? Hope-
fully places like #waywire can


help cut through all the noise
with curation."

IT'S LIKE CABLE WAS TO
YOUR PARENTS
The #waywire site is all
about friends turning others
on to what they are watching
and what they like via their
own "wire." The wire consists
of videos you make and ones
collected from #waywire's
media partners including
Reuters, MTV, USA TODAY and
celebrities such as Lady Gaga
and British women's health


advocate Sarah Brown.
Gen Y wants to "let you know
everything they're doing, and
YouTube just doesn't let you do
that," says Richardson. "What
cable was to your parents,
#waywire will be to your gen-
eration."
A daily news recap show,
Tweet Tap, is produced by
#waywire, and it features a
rotating roster of celebrities
(which have included former
CBS News anchor Dan Rather
and comedian Mike Falzone)
commenting on daily Twitter
posts. USA TODAY.com also
runs Tweet Tap.
Analyst James McQuivey of
Forrester Research says that
young people don't want to
curate video, they just want to
watch.
. "Certainly there's a problem
for YouTube in too much to
watch, and no way to find it,"
he says. "If (YouTube owner)
Google doesn't solve it, then '
yeah, #waywire has a window
of opportunity to become the
alternative."
Of the up-and-coming video
networks, #waywire under-
stands its mission "better than
anyone else I've talked to -
they just don't have the assets
yet," he adds. Once #waywire
gets a large user base, and
information about its audience
and what they like to see, "they


Kim, Kanye may marry, once divorce is final


By Erin Clements

When Kanye West began rap-
ping about white dresses and
Kim Kardashian was subse-
quently seen trying on one -
we began to wonder whether
wedding bells were in the cou-
ple's near future. And so did
Barbara Walters.
"What about marriage? Do
you want his child? Where are
we?" she not-at-all awkwardly
asked Kim during an episode of
"The View" in September.
But Kim is legally still married


to NBA star Kris Humphries
with whom she tied the knot in
2011. Though Kardashian filed
for divorce more than a year
ago, the proceedings have now
lasted five times as long as their
72-day marriage.


However, a source close to
Kardashian tells Us Weekly
that it's likely Kim and Kanye
will settle down soon enough.
"Kim thinks they'll get en-
gaged and try for a baby once
the divorce is final," said the
insider.
"Kanye is actually being very
patient."
But of course, the pair will
wait until a divorce or an an-
nulment is granted before in-
terviewing wedding planners.
"After the backlash from end-
ing her 72-day marriage with


Kris, Kim would never get en-
gaged until everything was
properly handled," a friend told
Us Weekly.
"There are no wedding plans,
period. She and Kanye are tak-
ing their time. That's the truth."
And as for starting a family,
on a recent episode of "Good
Morning America," Kim- dis-
cussed whether visiting a fer-
tility clinic with sister Khloe
made her eager to have chil-
dren, telling host Lara Spencer,
"It was really informative to go
with Khloe."


Nina Simone biopic casting controversy heats up


Stars share feelings on Zoe Saldana's

movie transformation as singer


By Cavan Sieczkowski

Controversy surrounding the
casting of actress Zoe Saldana
in a biopic of iconic jazz singer
Nina Simone continues to heat
up with a Change.org petition
requesting the replacement of
the "Avatar" actress with "an
actress who actually looks like
Nina Simone" gaining steam.
Last month, the first photo of
Saldana on the set of the biopic
"Nina" leaked. Saldana could
be seen "wearing an Afro wig
and what appears to be a pros-
thetic nose and skin-darkening
makeup" to look more like Sim-
one, according to ABC News.
Debate ensued over whether
Saldana, an Afro-Latina ac-


tress of Dominican and Puer-
to Rican descent, should ever
have been cast as Simone, a
Black artist and civil rights ac-
tivist who fought against rac-
ism throughout her career.
Lanita Jacobs, an anthropol-
ogy professor at the University
of Southern California who of-
ten lectures on the portrayal
of Blacks in film and on tele-
vision, says Salanda's casting
and subsequent transforma-
tion into Simone is offensive
to women who have struggled
with self-image.
"We understand that there
are these beauty issues," Ja-
cobs told NPR on Tuesday,
"and sometimes what sanc-
tions people's right to speak on


NINA SIMONE
these kind of issues is wheth-
er they have had experiences
born of what it means to have
kinky hair, or to have wide
noses or darker skin. Nina's
music taps into a certain kind
of awareness born of the way
she looks."
Simone's daughter, Simone


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"Clean-Up, Green-Up", Dec.
1st starting at 7:30 a.m. at
Arcola Park, 1680 NW 87th
St. Call 305-694-2779.

N The Little Haiti
Cultural Center will
host a VIP reception for
the opening of "Global
Caribbean IV and Pieces of
Jamaica, Dec. 6-9th at 6
p.m., at 212 NE 59th Terr.
Contact Michelle at 754-
234-3590.

N Jessie Trice
Community Health
Center, Inc presents its
45th Anniversary Grand
Finale "A Blue Carpet
Event", Dec 9th at 6 p.m., at
the Biscayne Bay Marriott.
Contact Clementine at 305-
805-1700.


52nd Ave. Call 954-966-
4600.

0 The Hip-Hop and
Models Event will take
place at FIU North Campus
Dec. 15th from 3-10 p.m.
Contact Poppynap at 305-
331-9226.

N The Jessie Trice
Community Health
Center, Inc presents its 9th
Annual Santa's Workshop,
Dec. 17th at 3 p.m., at 5361
NW 22nd Ave. Call 305-805-
1700.

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


Seed
'Community
Inc. offers


of Hope
Outreach,
free weekly


Call


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

0 Range Park offers free
self-defense/karate classes
for children and adults. Call
305-757-7961 or 786-306-
6442.

Alumni of Raines and
New Stanton Sr. High of
Jacksonville will cruise in
May 2013 for a joint 45th
class reunion. Call 305-474-
0030.

*. Dads for Justice assists
non-custodial parents with
child support matters. Call
786-273-0294.

ResourcesforVeterans
Sacred Trust offers
affordable and supportive
housing assistance for low-
income veteran families
facing homelessness. Call
855-778-3411


Kelly, disagreed with Saldana's
casting during an interview
with the New York Times.
"My mother was raised at
a time when she was told her
nose was too wide, her skin
was too dark. Appearance-wise
this is not the best choice," she
said.
Kelly said she would have
rather seen Viola Davis or
Kimberly Elise play her moth-
er, who died in 2003. Simone's
own choice was Whoopi Gold-
berg. Singer Mary J. Blige was
originally slated to play Sim-
one, according to NPR, but she
was replaced by the 34-year-
old "Avatar" actress.
A Change.org petition against
Saldana as Simone asks for ex-
ecutive producer Jimmy lovine
and director Cynthia Mort to
replace Saldana. It currently
has over 9,000 signatures.


Solid Rock Enterprise,
Inc. Restorative Justice
Academy offers counseling
services for youth. Call 786-
488-4792.

Evans County High
School Alumni is creating a
South Florida Alumni contact
roster. Call 305-829-1345
or 786-514-4912.

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

Empowerment
Tutoring in Miami Gardens
offers free tutoring with
trained teachers. Call 305-
654-7251.

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

Zion Ministries will
be holding auditions for a
community drama group at
13146 W. Dixie Hwy at PAN
Studios in North Miami. Call
305-652-9555.


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CHRIS BROWN CANCELS SHOW AMIDST PROTEST
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT
Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in
Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown
was billed to headline a Dec. 26 show. But he drew the ire of women's rights groups and
opposition lawmakers who said Brown would not be welcome in Guyana three years
after his assault of Barbadian superstar Rihanna. Concert promoter Hits & Jams Enter-
tainment said last Thursday that Brown backed out, citing discomfort with Ihe protests.
In 2009, Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna during an argument in Los Angeles. He later
pleaded guilty to assault.

MIKE EPPS AND POSSE HAS BRAWL IN L.A. NIGHTCLUB
Details are beginning to emerge surrounding Mike Epps' alleged club brawl at Los
Angeles nightclub, Tru. Sources tell TMZ that the confrontation broke out between
Epps' entourage and other club patrons during his private birthday party last Monday at
the nightclub following verbal exchanges with a man who was reported that shows the
comedian proceeding to a club exit before crossing paths with the man, which resulted
in numerous drinks being thrown.

HALLE BERRY'S EX ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT AT HER HOUSE
Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery
after he and the Oscar-winning actress' current boyfriend, French actor Olivier Mar-
tminez got into a fight at her California home, police said. Aubry, 37, was booked last
Thursday for investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail,
according to online jail records. He's scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13. Aubry came
to Berry's house Thursday morning, and police responded to a report of an assault,
said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer. Aubry was injured and was taken to a hos-
pital, where he was treated and released.

BASKETBALL WIVES THREATEN TO QUIT,OVER.SALA&y DISPUTES
Reality stars: Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Sute Ketcham do not
have locked contracts. Sources say the wives are'still trying to negotiate their current
contracts by citing how well the show performs for the network."But so far, VH1 is
refusing to'pay the women more money. The network execs also told the 'wivesbefore
shooting began that there would be no pay increases and that cast members who didn't
like it could be replaced. The ladies began filming despite the warning, hoping a deal
could be arranged, but both sides have hit a deadlock. Sources now say that the wives
have formed a united front and are planning to walk out next week if their terms are
not met.


Beyonce faces $iooM lawsuit


By Ron Dicker

Beyonce may have to show
off her moves in court to face
down a $100 million breach
of contract lawsuit
brought by video game
company Gate Five,
the Hollywood Report-
er reports.
Gate Five claims Be-
yonce broke a licens-
ing contract in 2010 to
develop a dance video
game called "Starpow-
er: Beyonce," costing BEY(
the company profits
and 70 jobs.
A New York appellate court
last week upheld a judge's. de-.
cision from December that the
case should move forward. Be-
yonce contended in her appeal


that she had a right to void
her contract with Gate Five,
arguing the -company hadn't
obtained sufficient financial
commitment for the project, ac-
cording to the Holly-
wood Reporter.
SA termination
clause in the video
S game contract man-
S dated that a certain
amount of money
Sbe in place by an
agreed-upon date or
Beyonce could bail,
ONCI Courthouse News
reports. Gate Five
alleged it had already invested
$6.7 million in the game and
had arranged for $19.2 million
in backing when Beyonce tried
to renegotiate the deal and
then dropped out.


50 Cent tries his hand at promoting


By Ken Ritter

Rapper and entrepreneur 50
Cent is taking a swing at pro-
moting boxing in Nevada.
Nevada Athletic Commission
executive Keith Kizer said last
Monday the entertainer and
businessman whose real name
is Curtis James Jackson III
won approval last week for a
promoter's license.
The company is called SMS
Promotions. It's handling a


Dec. 8 bout at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas
between Cuban-born Miami-
based boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa
and an opponrient yet to be
named.
Messages left with the com-
pany in New York City weren't
returned.
Kizer says 50 Cent and boxer
Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been
talking about forming a pro-
motions company called TMT ,
Promotions.


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THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER"


-Photo credit/Jefferson Graham
Waywire CEO Nathan
Richardson.
can really start to deliver."
Booker, frequently mentioned
as a potential Democratic
challenger to Republican Gov.
Chris Christie in 2013, leaves
the running of #waywire on
a daily basis to Richardson
and Ross. He does spend time
with his iPhone video camera,
shooting videos for the #way-
wire site and interacting with
residents of Newark.
I "Imagine if the organizers in
Selma had what we have now,"
he says, referring to the Civil
Rights movement. "We're going
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MIAMI, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 28-DECiABU 4, 2012


Kenyan official leads IT revolution


Bitange Ndemo set up

a 'Silicon Savannah'

that now flourishes
By Robyn Dixon

NAIROBI, Kenya Along Nairobi's
dusty Ngong Road, so many start-up
incubators and IT labs have popped
up that the busy neighborhood has
been nicknamed "Silicon Savannah."
Techies, geeks and innovators race
one another to come up with the next
big thing. They rush from meeting to
meeting, work late, skip weekends.
Every other day there's a pitch night
for tech start-ups, a creative Web
workshop, or a meeting of mobile app
developers.
The result is a surge in innovative


(Left to Right) Kenya P.S. for Information and Communication, Bi-
tange Ndemo, Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Sci-
ence Dean and University Professor Randal Bryant, Kenya ICT Board
CEO- Paul Kukubo and a member of the Carnegie Mellon University
team at the launch of Chipuka.


Kenyan apps, most designed to work
with the not-so-smart phones most
Kenyans can afford.

STUDIED IN KENYA
Why is this happening in Kenya?
People here have two words: Bitange'
Ndemo.
'In his youth, Ndemo gave up on
his country and went to study in
America. Kenya was too corrupt, too
undisciplined to make it, he thought.
The contrast with America seemed
stark. Now Ndemo, the 52-year-old
head of the Ministry of Information
and Communications Technology, is
at the heart of Kenya's startling IT
revolution.
In a region where bureaucrats
often do more to constrain change
than to encourage it, IT leaders here
Please turn to IT 8D


Budget talks marked by slow pace


By Carol E. Lee
and Janet Hook

WASHINGTON-Efforts to avoid
a year-end fiscal crisis are inching
forward, with senior White House
and House Republican aides begin-
ning to craft an agenda for President
Barack Obama and congressional
leaders to .consider when they likely
meet next week.
In private meetings, White House
and House Republican staff have
been reviewing deficit-reduction
proposals and discussing what ideas
could be applied to either a short-
term agreement that would likely
translate into savings next year,
or to a broader deal that would set
targets for lawmakers in 2013 to
overhaul spending and taxes over
the longer term.
Indicating the slow pace, aides


are care-
ful to point
out that they
aren't making
decisions on
what would be f
included in or
excluded from
a deal. Rather,
they are sift-
ing options for
their bosses.
Obama met OBAMA
with House Speaker John Boehner
and three other congressional lead-
ers on Friday and all emerged up-
beat about the prospects for avoiding
the $500 billion raft of spending
cuts and tax increases that are due
to take effect in January if Congress
doesn't act.
Despite that show of optimism,
there has been little public move-


The White House's Rob Nabors
met with House GOP aides on
Monday.


ment this week, with Congress out of
session and the Capitol quiet in the
days before the long Thanksgiving
weekend.
An inaugural, unpublicized
meeting between White House and
congressional aides Monday didn't
include Democratic congressional
staff and Senate Republican aides.
It did include a wider range of
House Republicans than the last
time Obama tried to cut a sweeping
budget deal. Those talks, in 2011,
were held almost exclusively with
Boehner.
This week, planning talks be-
gan with a meeting between White
House legislative affairs director Rob
Nabors and aides to Boehner, House
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House
Ways and Means Chairman Dave
Camp (R., Mich.) and House Budget
Please turn to BUDGET 8D


TOP TREASURY

OFFICIAL EYED

AS POSSIBLE

SEC CHAIRMAN
By Damian Paletta
and Jessica Holzer

WASHINGTON-A Treasury De-
partment official who played a key
role during the debt-ceiling debate
is under consideration to be the
next chairman of the Securities and
Exchange Commission, according to
several current and former govern-
ment officials.
While White
House officials are
looking at several
candidates for the
post as the U.S.'s
top market cop, ,
the Treasury s un-
der secretary f or
domestic finance,
Mary' John Miller,
has attracted MILLER
a significant
amount of attention, people familiar
with the matter said. Observers say
the list of possibilities also includes
current commissioner Elisse Walter
and SEC enforcement director Rob-
ert Khuzami.
Miller, 57-vears-old, didn't re-
spond to a request for comment,
and a Treasury spokeswoman had
no immediate comment. The White
House didn't respond toa request for
comment.
If selected and confirmed, Miller
would succeed current SEC Chair-
man Mary Schapiro, whom cur-
rent and former SEC officials have
predicted could announce an' early
departure from her post.
Schapiro is the first woman,
Please turn to MILLER 8D


Afghanistan opium fields



still growing despite efforts


By Maria Abi-Habib


-Photo credit/Reuters
Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was found guilty on
two counts of fraud in connection with a $2.3 billion loss
for the Swiss bank.

UBS ex-trader guilty of fraud


By Dana Cimilluca,
Vivek Ahuja and
Richard Partington

Former UBS AG trader
Kweku Adoboli was found
guilty of fraud and sentenced
to seven years in prison in
connection with a $2.3 billion
loss that hobbled the Swiss
bank and triggered an up-
heaval there whose repercus-
sions continue to this day.
Adoboli faced two counts of
fraud and four counts of false
accounting. He was found


guilty by a 10-person jury
on the two fraud counts and
not guilty on the other four.
He had pleaded not guilty to
all six counts. The jury had
deliberated for six days fol-
lowing roughly eight weeks
of testimony at Southwark
Crown Court in London.
The case stems from a
surprise trading loss UBS
reported in September of last
year on one of its equity-trad-
ing desks. Adoboli' and other
traders on the desk dealt in
Please turn to UBS 8D


KABUL-Land under opium
cultivation in Afghanistan
increased 18 percent this year,
despite a decade of efforts by
the international community
to get Afghan farmers to switch
to legal, though less lucrative,
crops, a survey released last
Tuesday said.
Despite the increase, how-
ever, a poppy blight and bad
weather has meant 36 percent
lower "potential opium produc-
tion" in 2012 compared with
2011, the survey said.,
SOpium cultivation stood at
154,000 hectares (380,000
acres) in 2012 compared with
131,000 last year, according
to the survey by the United
Nations Office on Drugs and
Crime, and the Afghan minis-
try of counter narcotics.
Though the Afghan gov-
ernment was able to more
than double the area where
it eradicated poppy crops to
9,600 hectares, that success
was dwarfed by the new fields


b '~


-Photo credit/Associated Press
An Afghan policeman destroys a poppy field east of Kabul
in April.


added for opium cultivation.
Opium remains Afghani-
stan's biggest export, despite
the billions of dollars spent on
efforts to make farmers grow
wheat, pomegranates or cotton
instead. The U.S.-led military
coalition doesn't interfere with
poppy cultivation because of
concerns that targeting poppy


farmers would increase sup-
port for the Taliban.
"Security and stability has
for long been the dominating
.agenda. Too often a blind eye
was turned to corruption and
counter narcotics," said Jean-
Luc Lemahieu, Unodc's Af-
ghanistan representative. "We
pay the price for this today."


This year, the total "farm-
gate" value of opium-the
actual cut farmers receive from
the trade-stood at $700 mil-
lion, the survey said. The total
value of the Afghan drug busi-
ness is much higher, however:
Afghanistan provides more
than 90 percent of the world's
opiates, like heroin and opium,
representing about $65 billion
in profits globally, according to
Unodc.
The crop damage is causing
an increase in opium prices-
something that benefits the
major narco-dealers who have
stockpiled the previous year's
crop.
"High opium prices were
a main factor that led to the
increase in opium cultivation,"
the executive director of the
Unodc, Yury Fedotov, said in
a statement. He called for "a
sustained effort by the Afghan
government and international
stakeholders to address illicit
cultivation with a balanced ap-
proach of development and law
enforcement measures."


When businesses offer bargain prices,, must employee wages follow suit?


By Catherine Ruetschlin


It's the biggest shopping
season on the calendar and
retail companies are expect-
ing are hundreds of billions of
dollars in sales. To meet this
demand, retail pulls in around
600,000 seasonal workers on
top of a workforce of 15 mil-
lion. This massive work force
is majority female and fairly
diverse people of color com-
prise about 30 percent of
workers in the sector. It is


also low-paid. According to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the typical cashier makes just
$18,500 per year for full time
work. The nation's largest em-
ployer and largest employer of
Blacks Walmart is engaged
in a struggle to keep it that
way. Right as we turn to these
workers to provide assistance
and advice during the holiday
season, many retail employees
are striking for basic respect.
And they deserve it.
Women and people of color


are disproportionately repre-
sented in the low-wage, year-
round retail workforce, where
almost 40 percent of workers
are people of color and 63 per-
cent are female. These were
also the populations hard-
est hit by the recession, with
unemployment rates still top-
ping 14 percent among Blacks
and at 10 percent for Latinos.
Since retail is projected to have
some of. the greatest employ-
ment growth in the country
over the coming decade, the


quality of retail employment
matters to the economy's tra-
ditionally vulnerable workers
who may be compelled to take
any job available and have lit-
tle recourse to bargain for fair
treatment once that employ-
ment is secured.
There is also plenty of reason
for this to be cause for concern
beyond those-households who
depend on a retail paycheck.
The fact is low wages in the
retail sector are not only hold-
ing back workers and their


families. The study shows
that a wage raise at large re-
tail employers to the equiva-
lent of $25,000 per year for a
full-time worker would lift 1.5
million workers and the family
members they support out of
poverty or near poverty. That
growth would lead employers
across sectors to hire more
than 100,000 new employees.
With gains in GDP and jobs, a
raise for low-wage retail work-
ers is a raise for the economy
overall.


Firms can afford this wage
increase, and they'll see ben-
efits that return in-kind. And,
the study finds, the cost of the
raise is dwarfed when com-
pared to current sales, payroll,
or profits. The top 10 retailers
alone could pay for the raise
across all large firms with just
the money they spend buying
back their own stocks to bump
up earnings per share. Re-
directing their profits toward
the workforce instead is an
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By Donna Gehrke-White

More than $3.6 billion in
mortgage relief has so far been
given to Florida homeowners
as part of a national settle-
ment over foreclosure abuses
and unacceptable mortgage
servicing practices, Attorney
General Pam Bondi announced
last Monday.
Florida is second only to
California in the amount of aid
given to U.S. homeowners, At-
torney General spokeswoman


Trader KwekuAdoboli gets seven-year sentence


UBS
continued from 7D

so-called exchange-traded
funds, which trade on ex-
changes and track the per-
formance of stock indexes
like the Standard & Poor's
500 or other assets. The loss
at UBS was triggered when
big bets Adoboli had secretly
placed soured during one of
the most volatile legs of the
European debt crisis in the
summer of 2011.
SThe prosecution painted
the picture of a rogue trader
bent on boosting his own
fortunes by making unau-
thorized bets with the firm's
money who dug a hole for
himself and then lost more
and more as he tried to get
out of it. Testifying in his
own defense, Adoboli ac-
knowledged circumventing
UBS's rules but insisted
it was common practice at
the firm and that he got in-
trouble only because he lost
money.
Despite the split verdict,
prosecutors declared vic-
tory in a case that resulted
in Adoboli being sentenced
to a longer prison term than
former Soci&t6 Gdndrale
Srogue trader Jerbme Ker-
viel, who was convicted of a


nearly C5 billion ($6.4 bil-
lion) fraud.
"Behind all the technical
financial jargon in this case,
the question for the jury was
whether Kweku Adoboli had
acted dishonestly, in caus-
ing a loss to the bank of
$2.3 billion," said Andrew
Penhale, deputy head of
fraud at the Crown Prosecu-
tion Service. "He did so, by
breaking the rules, covering
up and lying."
In delivering the sentence,
Judge Brian Keith was
scathing in his assessment
of Mr. Adoboli's actions..
"Your fall from grace as a
result of these convictions
is spectacular," he said.
"Whatever the jury's ver-
dicts would have been, you
would forever have been
known as the man respon-
sible for the largest trad-
ing loss in British banking
history. The jury's verdicts
mean that what you did was
criminal as well."
When the unauthorized
trading was uncovered 14
months ago, it unleashed
a backlash against UBS's
top management that led
to the resignation of Chief
Executive Oswald GrUibel.
It also dented bonuses for
investment bankers at the


firm as well as the compa-
ny's share price. UBS last
month announced it would
get out of a number of risky
trading businesses-shed-
ding 10,000 employees in
the process-in a move to
limit risk in the wake of
the Adoboli affair and other
losses the bank has suffered

'Your fall from
grace as a result of
these convictions
is spectacular,' said
Judge Brian Keith
during sentencing.

in recent years.
UBS issued its own state-
ment following the verdict,
saying: "We are glad that
the criminal proceedings
have reached a conclusion
and thank the police and
the U.K. authorities for their
professional handling of
this case."
The two fraud counts
covered two different time
periods during which the
scheme took place. It wasn't
clear why the jurors rejected,
the less-serious false-ac-
counting charges; but the
judge suggested as he deliv-
ered the sentence that it was


because they weren't con-
vinced that Adoboli falsified
records for personal gain;
Adoboli, a 32-year-old na-
tive of Ghana, was originally
charged with two counts of
false accounting before an-
other two were later added
related to so-called um-
brella accounts Mr. Adoboli
used to stash proceeds from
his illicit trading.
Adoboli remained stand-
ing quietly as the judge
sentenced him. As he left
the courtroom, he acknowl-
edged his family and friends
with a gentle bow and a
clenched fist to the heart.
'The fraud charges each
carried a maximum jail sen-
tence of 10 years; for the
false-accounting charges,
the maximum was seven
years. On one of the fraud
counts, the judge sentenced
Adoboli to four years in
prison; on the other, he sen-
tenced the former trader to
seven years. Adoboli will
serve them concurrently,
though he is eligible for re-
lease early.
Adoboli has already
served nearly a year of the
sentence in jail and coutd be
released to home detention
after serving an additional
21a years.


Miller and others considered for SEC top post


MILLER
continued from 7D

to serve as the agency's per-
manent chairman and has
been central in the agency's
response to the financial
crisis and the government's
implementation of new finan-
cial rules, although she has
faced opposition from fellow
commissioners in key policy
areas. A broad crackdown on
alleged insider traders has
also marked her tenure.
At a securities-industry
conference last month, Scha-
piro said she had no plans to
leave the SEC. But the de-
parture from her office of a
few lieutenants this summer


fueled speculation by cur-
rent and former SEC officials
that she would leave before
her five-year term expires in
June 2014. Also, there is of-
ten turnover at top govern-
ment agencies when an in-
cumbent president begins a
second term.
A spokesman for Schapiro
declined to comment.
One Senate aide said that
Miller, if nominated, could
face tough questioning from
some Democratic senators
who are impatient for regula-
tors to finalize the so-called
Volcker rule that restricts
banks from trading their own
money. Miller was charged
with coordinating several


government agencies writing
the regulation, but its com-
pletion has been delayed.
Besides Miller, another
possible candidate is Walter,
a current Democratic com-
missioner who is interested
in the SEC top job, according
to the Senate aide and ob-
servers.
Walter, a close friend of.
Schapiro with a long career
in market regulation, is con-
sidered the favorite to serve
as acting chairman if Scha-
piro steps down before her
term is up. Walter's term
expired in June, but agency
commissioners are allowed
to stay in their posts an ad-
ditional 18 months. Walter


declined to comment through
a spokesman.
SEC observers have specu-
lated -that other candidates
for the top job include Khu-
zami, the SEC enforcement
chief, Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority Chair-
man Richard G. Ketchum,
former commissioner Har-
vey Goldschmid and William
J. Brodsky, chairman and
CEO of the CBOE Holdings
Inc., operator of the Chicago
Board Options Exchange.
Ketchum declined to com-
ment through a spokesman.
Goldschmid declined to com-
ment. Khuzami and Brod-
sky couldn't immediately be
reached for comment.


nt gives $3.6B in mortgage relief to

Jennifer Meale said. "We have released last Monday. However, that time, more than 23,000 the banks has been effec
fared really well," she said. Smith said the data had been Floridians had gotten some Bondi said.
An additional $1.3 billion in submitted by the lenders -- $1.7 billion in principal forgive- In fact, local Chase sp(
modification relief is "in the Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, ness, loan modifications and woman Maribel Ferrer sa
pipeline," Bondi added in a Citi, JPMorgan Chase and the suspension of mortgage bank has already exceed
written statement. Wells Fargo -- and not yet con- payments until a later date. Florida agreement by giv
Floridians will ultimately firmed by his office. In the latest count, Florid- $500 million more in cot
receive about $8 billion. The average Floridian's ben- ians have received almost 14 summer relief than the $1
So far, 48,998 Floridians efit is about $10,700 less than percent of the $26.11 billion in agreed upon. Chase has
have received an average of the U.S. average of $84,385, relief awarded nationwide as of fered mortgage relief to 1
$73,663 in relief per bor- according to the report. Sept. 30. Floridians, including forE
rower as of Sept. 30 after the However, some of the na- "Florida was one of only ing principal by an avera
five largest mortgage lenders tional average is for aid not two states in the country that $101,000 to 2,500 Florid
agreed in February to settle yet actually received by some negotiated a guarantee in Chase also has refinance
allegations of past abuse of homeowners and so Florida the settlement. The fact that mortgages totaling more
struggling homeowners. did not include that financial services report $3.6 billion $465 million for 2,100 hi
Joseph Smith, Jr., the na- assistance in its tally, in relief to Florida's borrowers eowners whose loans we
tional mortgage settlement Still, the number of Florid- within the first eight months more than what their ho
monitor, detailed the banks' ians helped has more than of implementation is a promis- are worth.
latest relief to homeowners doubled since Smith issued his ing indication that obtaining Meanwhile, Bank of Ai
in a national progress report first report in late August. At a minimum commitment from has completed or approve


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Fiscal cliff could reduce


business and leisure travel


Industry has already had
losses due to Europe is crisis


By Tim Mullaney

Of all the industries
likely to get clipped by
the fiscal cliff, travel is
probably near the top
of the list.
Companies are al-
ready cutting back on
business travel ahead


of the scheduled Jan. 1
start of a feared combo
of big tax increases
and spending cuts that
economists warn could
cause a recession if
they all occur at once.
SCompanies will
spend $20 billion less
on business travel


through 2014 if the fis-
cal cliff happens, ac-
cording to the Global
Business Travel Asso-*
ciation.
Expedia, the world's
largest travel agency,
says business book-
ings by the same cli-
ents, which exclude
gains from taking cus-
tomers from rivals, are
down recently they
Please turn to CLIFF 10D


Can budget talks stop crisis


BUDGET
continued from 7D

Committee Chairman
Paul Ryan (R., Wis.),
the party's vice-pres-
idential nominee.
For now, GOP aides
say they are focus-
ing only on deciding
which deficit-reduc-
tion options could be
accomplished by the
end of the year, and
which are more com-
plicated and should
be put off as part of
the long-term portion
of an overall agree-
ment..
Some ideas that
could be considered
as part of the initial,
short-term agreement


include a change in
the formula for cal-
culating cost-of-living
increases in Social
Security benefits and
lowering the spend-
ing caps set in the
2011 Budget Control
Act. Also to be tackled
would be the Bush-era
tax cuts, which expire
at the end of the year.
For, the long-term
piece, ideas likely to
be discussed include
farm subsidies and
whether a revamp :of
the tax code could be
retroactive or have to
take effect in 2014.
So far, aides say,
there has been no ef-
fort to settle the most
important elements


of any budget deal's
framework: the target
numbers for revenue
increases and spend-
ing cuts.
The aides aim to fin-
ish laying the ground-
work by early next
week, which would
clear the way for Mr.
Obamra and congres-
sional leaders to hold
their second meeting.
Some Republicans
are worried that the
White House isn't
pressing harder to
speed up the process.
"Time is running
short," Camp said last
week, "and frankly,
we don't have time to
waste on offers that
are going nowhere."


Retail workers get short end


WAGES
continued from 7D

investment in their
own productivity,
sales, and outlook for
growth. That spend-
ing will tally up to as
much as $5 billion in
additional sales for
the retail sector after
a raise.
As shoppers flood
the stores over the
coming weeks, we
will be counting on a


workforce that is put-
ting in long hours and
yet still struggling to
make ends meet. This
study shows that the
biggest retailers could
do much better for
their employees, for
themselves, and for the
economy. Low wages
are not a necessity, but
a choice. Firms like
Walmart should look
beyond their short-
term goals to set a new
standard for the indus-


try and expect positive
returns.
This season, retail-
ers have more than just
your perfect holiday
gift items they also
have the potential for a
private sector stimulus
that improves millions
of lives, contributes to
economic growth, and
even boosts their own
sales.
Catherine Ruetschlin
is a policy analyst at
Demos.


Ndemo revitalizes Kenya's role in technology in the midst of IT revolution


IT
continued from 7D

speak of Ndemo in reveren-
tial tones. Erik Hersman, co-
founder of Kenya's best-known
technology hub and the son of
American missionaries, says
the nation's expansion in IT
couldn't have happened with-
out Ndemo.
"We are in that phase where
the government is fully on-
board with the tech revolution
that is happening, but also the
people, normal citizens, are re-
ally embracing change," Hers-
man said.
"I have to give it to [Ndemo].
That guy, over the past five
years has really pushed things
along, and other people reg-
ulatory bodies and the govern-
ment itself have seen this
and gone with him on it."

GOVERNMENT
COOPERATES
In 2006, a year after he be-
came the director of the infor-
mation ministry, Ndemo tired
of the endless delays as 23 Af-


rican countries bickered over
plans for a joint fiber-optic
cable for high-speed Internet.
Instead,' he linked up with one
from the United Arab Emirates.
When the cable was switched
on in 2009, Ndemo made sure
universities got unlimited In-
ternet capacity. He pressed the
government to put money into
IT research and start-up incu-
bators. He persuaded the pres-
ident to make all unclassified
Kenyan government data open
source available to anyone
online a move nothing short
of revolutionary on a continent
where reflexive secrecy is the
rule.
Part of Kenya's advantage in
the world of African IT is its
good education system, with
results in literacy, science and
mathematics far outshining its
main rival in the field, South
Africa. But leaders in Kenya's
IT community say the govern-
ment also got some other im-
portant things right, including
subsidizing Internet access.
From fewer than two mil-
lion Internet users five years


ago, now there are more than
12 million in this East African
country 'of 40 million people.
Nearly 90 percent of the popu-
lation has access to cellphones,
According to the Government
Communications Commission
of Kenya.
Kenya is the undisputed
world leader in mobile money
(bankless transactions via
cellphones), a development in-


produced in 2007 by cellphone
operator Safaricom, which now
handles more than half the
world's mobile money trans-
fers. As Kenyans leapfrogged
from no bank accounts or In-
ternet into cellphones and mo-
bile money, the transfers took
off.
Mobile money users can pay
school fees, buy items in shops,
pay utility bills, buy tickets


and pay for services. They can
send money to a relative in a
remote village without spend-
ing two days getting there and
back by bus.
The system has huge implica-
tions for the developing world.
When American techies Ben
Lyon and Dylan Higgins got
together in a Seattle base-
ment just over two years ago to
sketch out their idea for a joint
mobile money app and software
business, they didn't move to
the Silicon Valley. Instead, they
came to Nairobi and launched
a mobile money software firm,
Kopo Kopo.
"Mobile money is the pay-
ment system of the emerging
market," Lyon said. "This is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
to create a billion-dollar busi-
ness in an emerging market."
Ndemo gets to work at 6:30
a.m., is in his office until 11
p.m. and sends out emails into
the early hours of the morn-
ing. Unlike many Kenyan bu-
reaucrats and politicians, he's
accessible, he attends week-
end meetings, and he deplores


wasted time.
He grew up in the remote
Kisii district in southwestern
Kenya, a son of a man 'with
five wives and 40 children. His
mother, the last wife, had nine
children. When Ndemo was 7,
his father died, triggering a bit-
ter battle to seize his mother's
land.
"My mother was constantly
under threat that they would
kick her out and take the land,"
he said. "Sometimes we actu-
ally had to leave school to be at
home to make sure that wasn't
happening."
There was not enough money
for more than one child's high
school fees at a time, so he kept
repeating his final year of pri-
mary school, he says, waiting
for his turn.
Then when he graduated with
good enough marks for univer-
sity admission, he had to wait
while younger siblings had
their turns at high school. Tak-
ing a low-level clerk job at the
Kenya state power company,
he scraped up $3,000, enough
to travel to the United States.


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$2.7 billion in relief to 30,741
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The five lenders have three
years to meet the settlement's
terms.
Florida borrowers who lost
homes between 2008 to 2011
may be eligible for relief and
must file claims by Jan. 18,
2013.
Forms have been mailed to
qualified borrowers. Borrow-
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help filing their claims can
contact the settlement admin-
istrator, toll-free, at 1-866-
430-8358, or send questions
by e-mail to administrator@
nationalmortgagesettlement.


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From undrafted to No. 1


Udonis Haslem sets Heat

record for career rebounds


~diw


UNDRAFTED HASLEM




GRABS HEAT RECORD


By Jeff Zillgitt

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
called him his favorite player.
Former Heat center Alonzo Mourn-
ing said there was maybe one other
player he wanted below the basket
on his team fighting for a rebound.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade called
him the Mayor of South Florida.
They are talking about veteran
Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who
became the franchise's all-time
leading rebounder recently, sur-
passing Mourning. After the Heat's
110-108 victory against the Cleve-
land Cavaliers last Saturday, Has-
lem has 4,819 rebounds all with
Miami.
He is the only undrafted player to
lead a franchise in career rebounds
and is fourth in rebounding among
all undrafted players, behind Moses
Malone, Ben Wallace and Brad
Miller.
"There's nd hiding it. Everybody
knows he's my favorite player and
his story is one of the most special
stories," Spoelstra said. "It's -some-
body who came from our own back-
yard in the toughest of communities
in Miami. To not only make it out
but then to be an absolute example
for young kids to aspire to and to be
the core value face of our franchise,
it's pretty amazing."
That Haslem, a Miami native, is


the Heat's all-time leading re-
bounder is not the entire story. How
he made'it from there (300-pound
undrafted rookie) to here (two-time
NBA champion, rebounder, defend-
er) is a significant portion of his
story.

SLIMMED DOWN
Haslem finished his four-year
career at Florida in 2002 and was
a third-team All-American in 2001.
However, he was not drafted and
put on more than 50 pounds follow-
ing his senior season. In 2002-03,
he played a season in France's pro
league and transformed his body.
He lost nearly 70 pounds, giving up
pork and a red meat.
"One thing I did was I looked in
the mirror and made changes and
improvements about myself instead
of hanging my head and getting
down on myself," Haslem said. "I'm
hard on myself. I was self-motivated
and pushed myself."
The Heat invited him to summer
camp in 2003, and some players
and coaches had trouble recogniz-
ing him.

FIFTH ROUND PICK
"I didn't even know for a couple
of days it was Udonis Haslem from
Florida," said Wade, a rookie that
summer after the Heat selected him
fifth in the draft.


Haslem made such an impression
that Spoelstra, then an assistant
coach and director of scouting, re-
calls a conversation with the coach-
ing staff during a practice.
"There was a discussion that
maybe we should hold him out
because we thought he might hurt
someone," Spoelstra said. "He was
that desperate to make an impres-
sion on us. We knew after the first
practice we wanted him in training
camp. We also thought, 'Should we
hold him out so no one else knows
about him?'"
Haslem recalls those first few
days of summer practice in 2003.
"I'll never forget a conversation
I had with (Heat assistant) Coach
(Keith) Askins. I just asked him,
'How can I make this team?'" Has-
lem said. "He sat me down and said
'The NBA is full of guys who can
score. The way you're going to make
this team is to defend and rebound.'
From that point on, I made it a
point to defend and rebound."
Haslem isn't the first guy to make
a living in the NBA that way, but in
the process, he embodied what the
Heat want in their players.
In 2005-06, Haslem averaged 9.3
points and 7.8 rebounds, helping
the Heat to their first NBA cham-
pionship. Mourning played on that
team and appreciates the way Has-
lem plays.


Retired WNBA Holdsclaw


turns herself in to police


Ex-WNBA star

charged after incident

with Shock star Lacy

By Rachel George

Retired WNBA star Chamique Hold-
sclaw turned herself in last Thursday
evening after a warrant was issued for
her arrest earlier in the day. It comes
after an altercation with Tulsa Shock
forward Jennifer Lacy became violent,
according to Atlanta police.
Holdsclaw was in the Fulton County


cause she was scared.
After Lacy arrived at her friend's
house, she said Holdsclaw smashed
the vehicle with a baseball bat, break-
ing out the driver's side and rear
passenger window behind the driver.
Holdsclaw then stuck a pistol in the
rear driver's side window, shot across
the SUV at the other door and fled,
the report said. '
Lacy was still in the driver's seat
when Holdsclaw fired the gun, ac-
cording to Atlanta police spokesman
Officer John Chafee. She was not
injured. Police recovered a spent nine
mm shell casing.
A six-time WNBA All-Star and


Chamique Holdsclaw, in a photo from 2009, said in here 2012 biography


that she had suffered from depression
Jail 'on a $10,000 bond for charges of
aggravated assault, criminal damage
to property and reckless conduct.
The incident, culminated with Hold-
sclaw firing a pistol into a car while
Lacy was in it, according to police.
According to the incident report,
Holdsclaw, 35, found Lacy working
out at her church in Atlanta around
noon on Tuesday and asked Lacy for
the keys to put something in her ve-
hicle. Lacy identified Holdsclaw as her
ex-girlfriend.
When Lacy, 29, left the church, she
reported smelling gasoline in her ve-
hicle, a 2010 Range Rover. According
to the report, she noticed Holdsclaw
following her and called a friend be-


Olympic golfl medalist, Holdsclaw
spent 11 seasons -in the WNBA before
retiring in 2010. She initially retired
in 2007 but returned to play for the
Atlanta Dream in 2009.
The first overall pick out of Tennes-
see in the 1999 WNBA draft, Hold-
sclaw was the league's rookie of the
year. She was an All-American for
the Vols while helping them win three
NCAA titles.
In her 2012 biography, Breaking
Through: Beating the Odds Shot after
Shot, Holdsclaw revealed her battle
with depression during her WNBA
career and disclosed that she had at-
tempted suicide while playing for the
Los Angeles Sparks in 2006.-


In Southeastern Conference, money follows coaches out door


The Southeastern Confer-
ence does everything bigger
in football, including how
much schools are paying their
former coaches not to coach.
When Auburn fired Gene
Chizik, athletic director Jay
Jacobs acknowledged the
school's contractual obliga-
tion to pay him $7.55 million
in monthly installments over
the next four years. When Au-
burn fired Tommy Tuberville
in 2008, .it owed him $5.083.
That $12.28 million outlay


for two fired head coaches in a
span of just four years is jar-
ring, but it's part of a growing
trend in the SEC. In the last
two years, six of the league's
14 schools have made coach-
ing changes at a total buyout
cost of $26.5 million.
"I decided we could not fall
farther behind waiting an-
other year," Jacobs said at a
news conference Sunday, one
day after Auburn completed a
3-9 season.
Though some of Chizik's


buyout could be offset by fu-
ture employment if he got
another job next.year, for in-
stance, Auburn would only
owe him the difference be-
tween his new.and old salary
- it is still an increasingly ex-
pensive proposition to change
coaches, especially in the
pressure-packed SEC.
Chizik, for instance, was
fired just two years after win-
ning a national title. Derek
Dooley, who was fired by
Tennessee on Nov. 18, only


got three seasons before the
school decided to swallow five
million dollars over the four
years remaining on his con-
tract. Tennessee's chancel-
lor, Jimmy Cheek, released a
statement last Tuesday that
the athletic department's
annual six million dollars
contribution to the general
university fund would be re-
invested for the next three
years to pay for the changes.
Even at Kentucky, which
made the league's least ex-


pensive coaching change, it
cost $2.5 million to buy out
Joker Phillips after his third
season. (Arkansas, the other
school in the midst of a coach-
ing search, did not owe Bobby
Petrino any of his $18 million
buyout because it fired him
with cause.)
Why do schools spend that
kind of money to get rid of
a coach? Just consider the
results of the two coaching
changes. last offseason in
the SEC. At Ole Miss, which


agreed to pay Houston Nutt
a six million dollars buyout,
the team went from 2-10 last
season to 6-6 in its first year
under Hugh Freeze.
At Texas A&M, the $5.8
million buyout for Mike Sher-
man after a 7-6 season has
already had a huge return
on investment. Under first-
year coach Kevin Sumlin,the
Aggies went 10-2, beat No.
2-ranked Alabama and are
in-line for a significant bowl
game.


Hotel industry to take fiscal hit


CLIFF
continued from 8D
usually grow about as fast as
the overall economy, CEO Dara
Khosrowshahi says.
And Marriott says a three
percent to four percentslide in
the economy, which is within
the more pessimistic estimates
for the fiscal cliff's impact,
would shave one to two per-
centage points off the U.S. ho-
tel industry's 63 percent room
occupancy rate.
"We're at a maximum level
of uncertainty," Marriott CEO
Arne Sorenson says. "It will
cause big companies to think
twice about meetings. And it
will probably cause some of our
real estate partners to be slow
to commit" to building new ho-
tels, he says.
If all the tax increases and
spending cuts go into effect,
the likely corporate-travel cuts
next year amount to about


four percent of the $270 billion
spent on business trips origi-
nating in the U.S., said Joseph
Bates, research director at the
GBTA. The cliff is probably cut-
ting $1.8 billion from business
travel in the fourth quarter of
this year, he added.
Even on the consumer side,
there are signs that economic
worries are slowing consumers'
appetite for hitting the road,
said Steve Hafner, chief execu-
tive of travel-search site Kayak.
Measures of Kayak users' in-
terest in planning trips, such
as query volume and click-
throughs to hotel and air-
line sites to make bookings,
dropped about three percent
after Superstorm Sandy and
stayed depressed after the
election, Hafner said.
"There's nothing we can do
to prepare except monitor our
marketing spending," Hafner
said. "We have millions of dol-
lars we're holding off on."


So far, other major consum-
er-travel merchants say house-
holds aren't pulling back. Pric-
eline CEO Jeffery Boyd says
consumer markets seem to be
assuming Congress and the
president will work out a com-
promise. Expedia's consumer
business hasn't been affected
yet by the prospect of the cliff,
Khosrowshahi said.
The business-travel industry
has already lost about $6.5 bil-
lion in sales this year because
of the financial crisis in Eu-
rope, Bates estimates.
If Congress and the president
delay all of the austerity mea-
sures set to take effect next
year, the ,GBTA predicts busi-
ness travel will grow 6.2 per-
cent as the economy recovers.
In a compromise where some
measures are deferred and
others are allowed to take ef-
fect, business travel spending
would grow 4.9 percent, Bates
said.


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ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
305-374-4412.
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Apartments, Duplexes,
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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
LIBERTY CITY AREA
One and two bedrooms spe-
cial. 786-447-2839
Located Near 90 Street
and 25 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
light, water, and air included.
Call 305-693-9486
OPA LOCKA AREA
One bdrm, one bath. Special
S $495. 305-717-6084
OPA-LOCKA AREA
1120 Sesame Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$630 monthly. 786-325-8000
Churches
2683 NW 66 Street
For more information
Call 786-277-8988
Condos/Townhouses
22569 SW 89 Place
Four bedrooms, three baths,
gated community, garage and
master suite. $1350 monthly.
No deposit required. Section
8 only. 305-815-6870
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.
786-234-5803
Duplexes
1051 NW 99 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath. Ap-
pliances, central air, bars, tile,
fenced back yard, and park-
ing. $900 monthly first plus
security. Call 305-757-8596
1174 NW 64 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances included. $850
monthly. Utility room in rear.
Near schools and transpor-
tation. Section 8 Welcome.
305-624-7664
1255 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, air, bars, tile,
$900. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
305-891-6776
1264 NW 111 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near all facilities, free water.
$850 monthly. Security re-
quired. 305-493-9635
1301 NW 41 Street
Holiday Special. Newly
remodeled super large two
bedroomsone bath. Central
air and yard. $875 monthly.
786-299-4093
1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
1524 NW 1 Avenue


One bdrm, one bath. $475,
free water. 305-642-7080


156 NE 58 Terrn.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$675. Free Water.
305-642-7080

1736 NW 49 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Central air and heat, stove,
refrigerator, security bars.
$1325. Section 8 Welcome.
786-449-8041
1749 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
Appliances. $725: 305-642-
7080.
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700
1992 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath, appli-
ances. Section 8 OK. 305-
333-4104 or 305-335-5544
2266 NW 63 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$975. 305-642-7080
2402 NE 188 Street
Quiet large one bedroom,
one bath, central air. $800
monthly. Call 954-431-1404.
2480 NW 61 Street
Three bdrms, one bath, Sec-
tion 8 welcome. 786-237-
1292
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 Ok! Newly remod-
eled, two large bdrms, one
bath, air, washer/dryer includ-
ed. $890 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
407 NE 139 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$1,250 monthly. Call Madline
305-606-7284
412 NW 59 STREET
Three bedrooms, central air.
Section 8 OK! 786-269-5643
4130 NW 22 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1145. 305-642-7080

4427 NW 23 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, parking. $895.
305-642-7080
490 NW 97 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$750 monthly 954-430-0849
5927 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725, appliances and free
water.
305-642-7080

5947 N. Miami Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$395. 305-642-7080

6740 NW 6 Court
Two bedrooms, central
air, tile, appliances, $750,
$1,550 down. 954-522-4645
6830-32 NW 6 Court
Two bedrooms, newly reno-
vated, $1050 monthly, call
Ms. Harris at 954-445-7402.
7619 NE 3 COURT
One large bedroom one bath
apt. $600 monthly.
786-286-2540
808 NW 109 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Stove, refrigerator, air.
$825. 305-642-7080
920 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 monthly. 305-219-2571
MIAMI AREA
Two bedrooms, one bath, wa-.
ter included, $800, Section 8
welcome, 786-444-6002.
NORTH ALLAPATTH
Two bdrms. Section 8 wel-
come. 305-343-9215
NORTHWEST AREA
64 Street, two bedrooms,
$725 monthly. 57 Street,
three bedrooms, two baths,
$1100 monthly. 199 Street,
three bedrooms, two baths,
$1100.monthly. 305-757-
7067 Design Reality.
Efficiencies
100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security cameras, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
305-360-2440
225 NW 17 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $325,
one bedroom, one bath
$395. 305-642-7080

411 NW 37 Street
Studio $395 monthly. All ap-
pliances included. Call Joel
786-355-7578

467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water.
305-642-7080, 786-236-
1144
8291 CNW 14 Avenue
Large studio, kitchen, bath.
$550 monthly includes utili-
ties and water. Has all appli-
ances and window treatment.


Call Sylvester 954-275-0436
MIAMI GARDENS
Furnished, private entrance.
786-287-0864,786-306-4519


Furnished Rooms
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Clean room, side entry, patio,
air, 305-688-0187.
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
Free cable and air
786-277-3688.
ROOMING HOUSE
8013 NW 10 Court
Central air, new bathrooms
and kitchen, security gates
$135 -$150 weekly. Call
Kevin 954-825-9006
Appointment Only!
Houses

1580 NW 64 STREET
SECTION 8 WELCOME!
Large three bedrooms,
two baths, $1400 monthly,
central air, garage. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel
786-355-7578

1628 NW 45 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1,300 monthly, central air.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
Joel
786-355-7578

169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, two and
a half baths, fenced yard,
parking. $1595. 305-642-
7080
174 N.E. 78th Street
Newly remodeled, five bdrms,
three baths, two story, wash-
er, dryer and central air. Sec-
tion 8 OK! $1900 mthly.
Call Matthew 954-818-9112
17815 NW 29 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
big florida room and wash
room. Private or Section 8
welcome. 786-355-8836
Geno.
1800 Rutland Street
Move in Special, three bed-
rooms, one bath with central
air. 786-356-1457
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$995. Stove, refrigerator, air
305-642-7080
1860 NW 70 Street
Move in special $599. New
three bdrms, one bath, Sec-
tion 8 Only. 305-525-4644
1865 NW 45 Street Front
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1075 monthly.305-525-0619
1880 NW 68 Street
Move in special $599. New
three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 Only. 305-525-4644
19010 NW 39 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 monthly. A Berger Re-
alty, Inc. 954-805-7612.
2220 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
305-384-8421, 954-854-8154
2369 NW 55 Terrace
Three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 okay, 305-316-6837.
2511 N.W. 55 St.
Three bdrms, one bath, air.
Section 8 OK. 305-624-3806
262 NW 51 Street
Three bdrms, two baths.
$1000 mthly. 786-328-5878
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$795 monthly. All Applianc-
es included. Free'19" LCD
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578.
3101 NW 164 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, air, tile, $1,200. No sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson Broker
305-891-6776
3512 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den, $1,200. No Section
8, Terry Dellerson Broker.
305-891-6776
3900 NW 170 STREET
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1400 mthly. Section 8 ok.
305-299-3142
4621 NW 15 Ave (Rear)
Cottage, one person, one
bedroom, one bath, $575
mthly. 786-512-7622,
305-759-2280
4715 NW 31 Court.
Three bdrms, one bath,
$1250 monthly, Section 8
preferred, 954-529-0164.
5551 NW 15 Avenue
Section 8 Welcomed
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1200 per month, all ap-
pliances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel:
786-355-7578

6550 NW 24 Court
Renovated two bedrooms,
one bath, new tile and bath-
room. Section 8 okay. $900
obo, 305-409-7015.
855 NW 84 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1200 monthly.
786-366-6470
BUNCHE PARK AREA
Renovated three bedrooms,


one bath. Section 8 only. No
deposit required.
305-815-6870
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
No credit ok. Three bdrms.,
Section 8 Ok. 786-763-0961


MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
305-834-4440
MIAMI/CENTRAL AREA
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850. One bedroom, one
bath efficiency, $550.
786-423-4667




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Beatty as communications officer


The Miami Founda-
tion has announced
that Matthew B.
Beatty has joined the
organization as com-
munications officer. In
his new role, Beatty
will lead and manage
the foundation's com-
munications strategies
and ensure that all
efforts are integrated
and reflect the orga-
nization's message.
He will coordinate
public relations and
marketing content
development for the
foundation, in addi-
tion to managing and
growing social media
network outreach."
A key component of
his position will be
building relationships
Throughout the com-
munity and increasing
brand awareness.
Beatty was most
recently communi-
cations director of
Sonshine Commu-
nications, Florida's


MATTHEW B.
BEATTY
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service marketing
communications firm,
and Black PR Wire,
the nation's first and
largest black newswire
distribution service.
A native Miamian,
Beatty attended The
Cushman School,
Ransom Everglades
School and earned his


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and M.B.A. in market-
ing at Florida A&M
University's School of
Business and Indus-
try. He lives in Miami.
Beatty has man-
aged public relations
outreach for Baptist
Health South Florida,
Port of Miami Tunnel,
Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce, Healthy
Start Coalition of
Miami-Dade, Na-
tional Environmental
Education Foundation
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companies and orga-
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U.S. He is a seminar
presenter in Miami
Dade College's Small
Business Educa-
tion Program, speaks
on panels regarding
marketing strategy
and was named one of
South Florida's 40 Un-
der 40 Black Leaders
of Today & Tomorrow
by Legacy magazine of
The Miami Herald.


Walmart workers strike in Miami

and other states on Black Friday


Walmart workers in
Miami, Dallas, Wiscon-
sin and the Bay Area
kicked off this year's
Black Friday shopping
season by walking off
the job last Thursday
and last Friday, work-
ers from Chicago and
Washington, DC joined
them. Walmart work-
ers in more than 100
cities went on strike as
part of the continued
wave of 1,000 protests
in 46 states leading up
to and on Black Friday,
including strikes, ral-
lies, flash mobs, direct
action and other ef-
forts to inform custom-
ers about the illegal ac-
tions that Walmart has
been taking against its
workers.
The workers, who are
members of the organi-
zation OUR Walmart,
are on strike in protest
against the company's
attempts to silence
workers who speak out
for better jobs.
"Walmart has spent
the last 50 years push-
ing its way on work-
ers and communi-
ties," said Mary Pat
Tifft, an OUR Walmart
member and 24-year
associate who led a
protest on Thursday
evening in Kenosha,
Wisconsin. "In just one
year, leaders of OUR
Walmart and Ware-
house Workers United
have begun to prove
that change is coming
to the world's largest
employer."
"Our voices are be-
ing heard," said Colby
Harris, OUR Walmart
member and three-
year associate who
walked off the job in
Lancaster, Texas last
Thursday evening.
"And thousands of
people in our cities and
towns and all across
the country are joining
our calls for change at
Walmart. We. are over-


whelmed by the sup-
port and proud of what
we've achieved so
quickly and about
where we are headed."
The Black Friday
strike wave comes
a little more than
a month after OUR
Walmart leaders held
the first-ever strikes
against the mega-re-
tailer. Since then, sup-
port for OUR Walmart,
the associate organiza-
tion calling for change,
has continued to grow.
In just one year, OUR
Walmart has grown
from a group of 100
Walmart workers to an
army of thousands
of Associates across


43 states.

MAJOR ISSUES ARE
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STAFFING POLICIES
Workers' concerns
about wages and staff-
ing have been affirmed
by newly uncovered
pay-plans exposed
by the Huffington
Post, recent poor sales
reports and a new
study on wage trends
in the retail indus-
try. Huffington Post
uncovered what re-
porters call "a rigid pay
structure for hourly
employees that makes
it difficult for most to
rise much beyond pov-
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12D THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2012


Jackson defe




Norland 30-:

By Akilah Laster
akilahlaster3@aol.com

For some' teams it can be difficult to win a
rival game during the season. And with ad-
justments and new strategies it can be nearly
impossible to do it twice, especially when the
first meeting was nearly a tossup.
The 2011 5A state champion.Norland Vi-
kings, found out just how tough it could be
after losing to their district runner-ups the
Jackson Generals last Friday night in the 5A
regional semifinals at North Miami Stadium
30-21.
Generals' quarterback, Quinton "Winkle"
Flowers, led his team to victory with three
touchdown passes all to receiver Vincent Hall
for 190 yards, and ran in a 35-yard touch-
down himself. In the teams' previous meeting
Flowers only threw for 29 yards.
"We [knew] they were going to play even
harder and we would have to match their
intensity," Norland head coach Daryle Heidel-
berg said. "It was a struggle."
The Vikings came within two after a 23-7
deficit with consecutive touchdowns: a one
yard scamper by quarterback Taron James
and on a 19-yard pass from James to Ken-
drick Edwards. But after a failed two point
conversion to tie the game, Flowers sealed


Jackson (white

#1 senior recei%

Vincent Hall.
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deal M M
on a
15-yard pass
to Hall.
The win propels
the Generals (7-4)
to the regional finals
for the first time since ,
2006 and proves that
season play does not pre-
dict playoff potential.
The Vikings (9-31 won the sea-
son matchup 22-3, in a game that
both teams struggled to advance
the ball, together only earning 18 first
downs in the game.
The Generals, determined to change
the course after last year's loss to the
Vikings in the regional semis and during
the season, play Glades Central (9-4) in the
regional finals at Dr. Effie Grear Stadium
(Belle Glades) Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Booker T. blanks Gulliver 57-0


By Akilah Laster
akilahlaster33@aol.com

For other teams it does not
matter the opponent or how
many times they meet, sheer
domination is intrinsic. Such
is the case for the 2011 4A-
state runner-up Booker T.
Washington Tornados, who
besieged their district runner
up the Gulliver Prep Raiders
57-0 in the 4A regional finals
last Friday at Curtis Park.
The Tornadoes (11-11, who
defeated Gulliver 49-6 in
October, earned their sec-
ond consecutive shutout and
their fourth of the season
after their defense limited


the Raiders (5-6) to 64 total
offensive yards. Booker T.'s
offense totals 77 touchdowns
on the season, including the
seven earned in the first half
against Gulliver. Junior Quar-
terback Treon Harris, who sat
out the second half, connect-
ed with senior Receiver Karim
Bryant and twice with junior
Receiver Deltron Hopkins
before sitting. Harris finished
with 252 passing yards.
"It's been fun watching our
guys make plays this season,"
Booker T. offensive coordina-
tor, Tim Harris, Jr. said.
"We've been doing a good job
executing, but we still have
a lot of little things to fix in


order to be a championship
caliber team."
The Tornados face Co-
coa High School in Cocoa
on Friday, November 25th
at 7:30 p.m. in the 4A state
semifinals. Cocoa proved
a formidable opponent last
season losing to Booker T. 20-
14 the slimmest margin of
victory the Tornados had all
season. Prior to last season
Cocoa won three consecutive
state championships.
'"They know how to win big
games," Harris said. "We're.
excited for the challenge and
for'what beating a team like
Cocoa can do for our pro-
gram."


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-Photo Credit: Chuck Bethel (Central/Northwestern)
Central (black) #22 junior running back Joseph Yearby, #55 junior offense and
defense line Reginald Bain.


Central shellacked by Northwestern 34-7


By Akilah Laster
akilahlaster3@aol.com

The mantra should go,
"Keeping is more difficult
than winning, unless you're
a Rocket."
Because the Central
Rockets, despite another
sluggish start, kept their
State championship hopes
alive with an embar-
rassing 34-7 defeat of
the Northwestern Bulls in
the regional semifinals last
Friday night at a packed Traz
Powell stadium to top a 35-17
district win.
The Bulls (9-3) seemed
more composed at the onset
of their first regional semi-
final since 2010 an eerily
similar season where they
loss to Central during the
regular season and in the
regional semis under then


Coach Billy Rolle.
Northwestern kept the
Rockets scoreless in the first
quarter and their defense
severely hindered the Rockets
passing game and limited
quarterback Keith Reed to
50 yards for the game. The
Rockets adjusted and placed
the load 6h their terrific
three senior kicker Emilio
Nadelman and junior run--.
ning backs, Joseph Yearby
and Dalvin Cook who
comprised all of the Rockets'
points. That decision allowed
the Rockets to jump ahead by
10 on a 28-yard field goal by
Nadelman and a 37-yard run
by Cook, who finished with
123 rushing yards.
The Bulls fared better
statistically finishing with
126-passing yards, includ-
ing their only score of the
game on a 50-yard pass from


senior quarterback Randy
Jones, Jr. to junior receiver
Jabari Dowling. But the Bulls
struggled on the ground
largely due to the absence of
senior running back Darius
Tice, who left the game*in the
first half and did not return.
Tice, who added only 22
yards, was the Bulls leading'
rusher heading into the game
and averaged 100 yards this
season.
The Rockets capitalized on
Tice's absence and scored
four consecutive and unan-
swered times in the second
half including a 15-yard
touchdown run from Yearby
and another Nadelman field
goal. Cook finished with two
additional touchdowns.
The Rockets will face Palm
Bay High School in Mel-
bourne Friday, November
25th at 7:30 p.m.


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B-CU Wildcats fall in first round of FCS playoffs


By Andreas Butler

DAYTONA BEACH Missed
opportunities doomed Bethune-
Cookman during a 24-14 loss
to Coastal Carolina in the first
round of the FCS playoffs at
Municipal Stadium.
The Wildcats remain winless
in four trips to the FCS playoffs.
"It is not about what they did
but what we didn't do. We didn't
execute well and we missed too
many plays," B-CU coach Brian
Jenkins said.
The Chanticleers, on the other
hand, got their first FCS playoff
win.
"I am very proud of our guys,"
Coastal Carolina coach Joe
Moglia said. "We beat a very
good football team that can run
the ball and does a great job of
taking the ball away."
B-CU out gained CCU in total
offensive yardage 420-382, in-
cluding 206-202 on the ground
and 214-180 in the air.
Coastal Carolina (8-4) took a
commanding 24-0 lead when
Johnnie Houston intercepted
Broderick Waters for a 68-yard
touchdown early in the fourth
quarter.
Bethune-Cookman (9-3)
finally got on the board when


BRIAN JENKINS
Quentin Williams found David
Blackwell for a 74-yard touch-
down pass with 6:44 left.
The successful two-point at-
tempt made it 24-8.
After a missed CCU field goal,
the Wildcats responded with a
10-yard score from Isidore Jack-
son to make it 24-14 with 1:34
left. The two-point attempt was
no good.
"I knew that we would con-
tinue to fight," Jenkins said.
"I'm proud of this team. We
had a tremendous season. Our
program has really established
itself in the past three years."
Jackson (1,069) ran for 77
rushing yards and became the
first Wildcat to. pass for 1,000


Soul searching needed for Hurricanes


How awful was the Mi-
ami Hurricanes' defense
against the Duke football team
- this past Saturday's game
- ranked 87th nationally in


total offense? The Canes gave
up a whopping 583 yards -
the fifth most in school his-
tory and the third most this
season. That is typical of what


yards since Allen Suber (1,053
in 2002.
SWilliams finished with 215
passing yards, Waters ran for '
yards and Eddie Poole caught
four passes for 116 yards for
B-CU.
The Chanticleers jumped oul
an early 17-0 lead behind a
Marcus Whitener touchdown
run, Aramis Hillary's touch-
down pass to Matt Hazel and
a 35-yard field goal from Alex
Catron. Coastal Carolina rack'
up all the points in the second
quarter.
Hillary led CCU with 180
passing yards, while Jeremy
Height ran for 78 and Whitene
added 74.
It looked as if the Wildcats
were about to get back in the
game in the third quarter whe:
it ran into trouble with the of-
ficials.
B-CU lined up for a field-goa
attempt, but it was flagged for
false start. After Jenkins calle
timeout and spoke with official
the team was penalized 15 mo
yards.
The 'Cats ended up going for
it and seemed to have had a 2(
yard touchdown pass from Wa
ters to KJ Stroud, but an office
review overturned the play.

must rank as the worst defen-
sive performance in the his-
tory of this proud program.
The U has never been so bad.
Duke gained 151 yards rush-
ing and 432 passing. Sure UM
was missing LB Eddie John-
son who was suspended that
Saturday for disciplinary rea-
sons. Whenever he does play,
Johnson is a force on the field.
Consider that in 10 games he's
had: 59 tackles (7.5 tackles
for loss); a sack; an intercep-
tion; two pass breakups; one


South Dade (black) #3-quarterback Killian (white) #18- quarterback senior Da-
senior Brian Stewart. vid Felipe.


Killian pumnels South Dade 24-0


By Akilah Laster
akilahlaster3@aol.com
ed
"Keeping is more difficu
than winning."
The South Dade Bucci
neers, the district 16-8
r champions, realized thE
after being shutout in th
regional semifinals by the
in-district rival, the Killia
n Cougars (24-0), last Satu
day night at Harris Field.
The Bucs (10-2), who deli
1 ered the Cougars their on
a loss of the season 23-2
d could not keep the same mc
Is, mentum that kept them ui
re defeated for eight conseci
tive games prior to Saturda
The Cougars' defend,
6- staunched the Bucs' offense
holding them to only tw
al first downs in the first ha]
The Bucs only earned 5

quarterback hurry; and three
forced fumbles. Still, Hurri-
cane fans are livid about the
embarrassing performance of
the defense this past season
and many are calling for Head
Coach Al Golden to make some
changes.. Certainly someone
must be held accountable for
the putrid performance of the
defense that continuously took
poor tackling angles, appeared
to be undisciplined and was
gashed for chunks of yardage
by almost every opponent this


rushing yards.
"We had solid defense th
whole night," Killian hea
lit coach, Cory Johnson said
"The kids just played hard."
a- The Cougars (10-1) stag
3A gered at the beginning, bu
at were able to put points up a
ie the end of the first quarter on
ir a 35-yard field goal by Chris
in tian Cepede to put there
r- ahead 3-0.
The Bucs were able to sta
v- in the game, keeping Killiaj
ly scoreless in the second quai
1, ter, but it did nothing t
o- shake the Cougars' momen
n- tum going into the a 21-poin
u- second half.
y. Cougars' senior halfbaclk
se Jamaal Burgess led the Cou
e, gars with 111 rushing yard
vo and two touchdowns, include
If. ing a 78-yard touchdown
59 run, the longest of the nighl

year. Even worse, Miami sim-
ply could not stop the run. This
must be fixed if they ever want
to rise again to prominence.
Yes, that may mean dump-:
ing Defensive Coach Mark
D'Onofrio Golden's faith-
ful sidekick. This program is
about winning championships
and playing with heart, tenac-
ity and a ferocious, attacking
defense. Despite being a young
team, Miami must find its iden-
tity on defense. Their offense,
however, was another matter.


to put them ahead by 17.
e Quarterback David Fe-
d lipe snuck in to end zone
1. on a 1-yard scamper to give
Killian its first touchdown
of the night. Felipe finished
it with 82 yards on 5 of 14
it passing.
a South Dade had an oppor-
*- tunity to score on a passing
an play, but it was nabbed by
Cornerback Cortez Benjamin
y at the 1-yard line.
a The Bucs, in their first-
- season under head coach
o Nathaniel Hudson Jr., im-
i- proved from last year's 5-5
it record that disallowed them
to make the post season.
C, Unfortunately for the Bucs,
- the Cougars won when it
s mattered most and will play
I- in the region 4-8A finals
a against Columbus on Friday
:, at FIU South.

UM's 52 points were the most
scored since a 52-17 win over
Virginia in November 2009.
Led by the sensational Duke
Johnson and QB Stephan
Morris, Miami's offense ap-
pears to be in good hands for
the foreseeable future. If the D
can ever catch up, the good ole
days may not be so far away
after all. We'll just have to wait
next season and see.
The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
& Ed Freeman, can be heard
daily on WMEN 640 Sports.


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