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General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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VOLUME 90 NUMBER 20 ..- FLORIDA, JANUARY 9-15, 2013 50 cents

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Tyrone Greene's dream

comes tumbling down

Owner vows, "It ain't over"

By 0. Kevin iVeIibr-

The walls recently came tumbling
down on a family-owned business,
Greene Dream Shoe Repair 1668 NW
62nd St.i, a staple in Liberty Citm since
1961. The disgruntled o\ner. Tyrone
Greene, along with his wife Paulette.
children and grandchildren, watched

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shop over five decades ago. Greene
insists that he had a \alid lease and
was unaware that the building \\as to
be destroyed.
"We woke up on Friday morning with
a phone call and were told that they
had taken a sledge hammer to my
Please turn to GREENE 4A

Blacks shut out as


choose new leader

But who is Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa?

By D. Kevin McNeir

Like the popular TV family
the Jeffersohs who "moved
on up to the East Side,"
Cuban-born Miami-Dade
County Commissioner Re-
beca Sosa [District 61, 58,
a 30-year veteran educator
and former mayor of the ,
City of West Miami, recently .
trade history as the first REBEC
Hispanic woman chosen as Chair
chairperson for the Board
of County Commissioners.
SSosa, who has been on the Com-
mission since 2001, was elected by


a 7-6 decision to replace outgoing
Chairman Joe Martinez in a vote
that was ethnically and ideologically
split. She was supported
by.the other four Hispan-
ics, with her vote being the
fifth, and by Commission-
ers Sally Herman and Lyp-
S da Bell who was elected as
ice chairwoman. It's also
S the first time that two wom-
en have served the top two
SOSA leadership positions. Sosa
om beat out Barbara Jordan
for the chairman's seat who
was supported by the other Blacks
on the Board Audrey Edmonson,
Please turn to SOSA 6A

Four victims mourned in 1-95 crash

By Heather Carney
150 people lit candles, held hands
in prayer and sang Amazing Grace
last Sunday night to mourn the
death of a mother, her daugh-
ter and her nephew. Friends and

family gathered at Pompano Com-
munity Park to remember Nadege
Theodore, 37, her daughter, Lyn,
15, and nephew Guivens Daver-
man, 16, who died when the SUV
they were traveling in Wednesday
was involved in a three-car col-
lision and careened into a lake

south of Hillsboro Boulevard off
Interstate 95. Both teenagers were
sophomores at Blanche Ely High
The fourth passenger in the
SUV, Sandalie Jean-Baptiste, 20,
died late Sunday night at Broward
Health North.

-United Nations photo/Marco Dormino
Saturday marks the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed more than
300,000 on January 12, 2010 and left another million-plus displaced. County Commis-
sion Jean Monestime will facilitate a community discussion reflecting on the earthquake
and its continuing impact on Friday, Jan. 11 at the MOCA Museum, in North Miami at 6
p.m. Special speakers will include Haiti's Counsul General Francois Guillaume. Students
at Lynn University will participate in community service events to honor the four students
and two professors who died in the tragic earthquake.

-Photo by Robert Mayer

What about shooting massacres in inner cities?

Is the Newtown shooting more tragic than
what happens every day in our cities?

By DeWayne Wickham

My only New Year's resolu-
tion for 2013 and it's one I
intend to keep is to give the
relentless slaughter in many
of this nation's inner cities the

same kind of high-profile at-
tention that the massacre of
schoolchildren in Newtown,
Conn., generated.
The carnage wrought in that
bedroom community by a sin-
gle gunman wielding an as-

sault rifle with military-
style ammunition clips
took the lives of 20 chil-
dren and six adults at --
Sandy Hook Elementa-
ry School. Before those
awful 10 minutes, mur-
der was a rare occur-
rence in Newtown. WICK
Even so, last month's
massacre there got far more

attention from the news
media and politicians
in this nation's capital
than the 260 schoolchil-
dren who were killed in
S Chicago over a recent
S three-year period. At
a memorial service for
KHAM them in 2011, Mayor
Rahm Emanuel tried
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Cops can't stop

criminals without

Blacks' involvement

It's been an ongoing battle between Liberty City busi-
ness owners and copper-hungry thieves that make their
profit on the backs of hardworking Blacks. In the past
several years their frustration and anger have continued to
mount as vandalism has escalated. All of this was addressed
in a recent meeting between City of Miami Mayor Tomas Re-
galdo and business owners along the 7th Avenue corridor
who were assured by the Mayor that there will soon be an
increased police presence in the area to curtail crime.
Both sides have long been aware of the problem and this
is not the first time that promises have been made by city or
county officials. Maybe that's why business owners are be-
ing cautiously optimistic given the financial setbacks they've
repeatedly faced in order to replace copper wiring, air condi-
tioning units and electrical meters. The Mayor says he may
have a partial solution to the owners' struggles to come up
with the money to replace stolen items. And Assistant Chief
of Police Roy Brown adds that while officers have done a de-
cent job, "it's not good enough." Again, variations on Brown's
statement have surely been made before by our police of-
However, what may be the lynchpin in this situation is not
reassigning a beat cop to walk the streets of Liberty City, but
our own community finally taking a stand. One could call it
good old-fashioned grassroots activism but we prefer to call
it watching each other's back.
Let's be honest someone knows who's stealing the cop-
per wiring and someone knows the unethical recipients of
these stolen goods. But because some of us find it more hon-
orable to keep our mouths shut, our own businesses are los-
ing money. That means Black-owned businesses are being
hampered from hiring more employees and reinvesting in
their community. In the end we all suffer.
The police can only do so much. It's time that Blacks reclaim
their community and tell their 'friendly neighbor thieves' to
go loot and plunder somewhere else. Haven't we gotten tired
of folks calling us brother by day and then stealing us blind
by night?

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Dodged cliff, hit the ceiling
Jillian Rayfield, Salon: tion already handled in the
"Congress was able to eke out deal Tuesday night could
a deal to pull the country back be disastrous for Democrats."
from the 'fiscal cliff ... but Steve Benen, The Mad-
likely teed itself up for an even dow Blog: "There can be little
bigger fight in two months over doubt that the GOP will test
the debt ceiling. The plan that Obama's resolve, working
passed will raise $620 billion from the assumption that hell
in revenue over 10 years. ... It blink before Republicans fol-
only got 85 votes from House low through on their threats to
Republicans, with 151 voting do deliberate national harm.
against it. ... And though the But as of now, the White
deal pulls the country back House insists Democrats will
from painful fiscal cliff cuts, negotiate on all kinds of poli-
it's only temporary. The se- cies, but not this one. ... As
quester is (pushed back) for the machinations get under-
two months, not so coinciden- way in earnest, keep in mind
tally timed with when the gov- well see bipartisan talks even
ernment will reach its spend- if the president sticks to his
irng limit and Congress will guns because of a confluence
have to \ote to raise the debt of events: In two months, the
celling." automatic sequestration cuts
Igor Greenwald, Forbes: will be set to kick in, and in
"The business lobby has ar- March, funding for the gov-
gued that resolving the fiscal ernment will run out. Both
cliff would boost consumer sides will discuss ways to
and business confidence. In avoid unpleasant outcomes,
fact, we've got an immediate but that doesn't necessarily
tax hike on the people most mean Obama is negotiating
likely to respond by slowing over the debt ceiling."
spending, followed by biparti- Robert Kahn, Council on
san pledges of further auster- Foreign Relations: "If history
'ity and another game of bud- is a guide, we face another
getary chicken come February. down-to-the-wire negotiation
This is not a recipe for a stron- with an immense amount at
ger economy, now or later. It's stake. Statements from both
a capitulation to intransigence sides Tuesday signaled pro-
and inertia. All of a sudden, foundly different views of what
'more of the same' looks like a debt-limit deal would look
the best-case scenario." like Republicans wanting
George Zornick, The Na- cuts in discretionary spending
tion: "By delaying the seques- and entitlement reforms equal
ters, President Obama has set to the increase in the limit,
up another spending fight ... while the White House made
in which he doesn't have the clear it will continue to de-
leverage of the expiring Bush mand a 'balanced approach.'
tax cut rates. Obama insists When both sides think they
that he will still insist on $1 have the leverage, deals are
in revenue for every dollar in hard to come by."
cuts during those talks, but Daniel Horowitz, Red State:
that's going to be a dogfight. "Just 17 months after Obama
... Republican Sen. Lindsey was granted a $2.1 trillion
Graham is already hyping this debt limit increase to pre-
as 'Round 2,' in which he and serve his re-election, we have
presumably his colleagues will breached the new ceiling. In
go to the mat for deep Medi- just 519 days, we've burned
care and Social Security cuts. through $2.1 trillion in debt.
Taken en masse, the three re- ... Will Republicans grant him
maining cliffs with much of another lifeline through the
the revenue side of the equa- end of his second term?"

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It is shameful that gun control
only becomes worthy of public
debate following an unspeak-
able massacre such as Newtown
- and even more shameful that
these mass killings occur so of-
ten. What usually happens is
that we spend a few weeks pre-
tending to have a "conversation"
about guns, then the horror be-
gins to fade and we turn to other
issues. Everything goes back to
normal. "Normal," however, is
tragically unacceptable.
In 2010, guns took the lives
of 31,076 Americans. Most of
the deaths were suicides; a few
were accidental. About a third
of them 11,078 were ho-
micides. That's almost twice the
number of Americans who have
been killed in a decade of war in
Afghanistan and Iraq. In Britain,
by comparison, the number of
gun homicides in 2010 was 58.
Here we'd consider that a round-
ing error. What explains the dif-
ference? Gun-loving Brits are no
less passionate than gun-loving
Americans. But Britain recog-

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The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world Irom racial and national antagonism when it accords to
even,' person, regardless ot race creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights Hating no person, hearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in Ihe tirm belief
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back

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nizes the obvious distinction be-
tween guns legitimately used for
sport shotguns, hunting rifles,
some target pistols and those
meant only to kill human beings.
Most handguns are banned. All
automatic and semi-automatic
firearms, including the kind of

search group headed by Arthur
Kellermann examined homicide
records in the Memphis, Seattle
and Cleveland metropolitan ar-
eas and concluded that guns
"actually pose a substantial
threat to members of the house-

In 2010, guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans. Most of
the deaths were suicides; a few were accidental. About a
third of them 11,078 were homicides.

assault weapons used at New-
town, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia
Tech and the other mass shoot-
ings in this country, are banned.
In Britain, individuals must
have a "good reason" to obtain
a license to own a firearm. Self-
defense is generally not consid-
ered an adequate reason nor
should it be, since research sug-
gests that guns actually make
the owner more vulnerable.
In an often-cited paper pub-
lished in 1993 by the New Eng-
land Journal of Medicine, a re-

"People who keep guns in
their homes appear to be at
greater risk of homicide in the
home than people who do not,"
Kellermann's paper said. "Most
of this risk is due to a substan-
tially greater risk of homicide at
the hands of a family member
or intimate acquaintance. We
did not find evidence of a pro-
tective effect of.keeping a gun
in the home, even in the small
subgroup of cases that involved
forced entry."
The National Rifle Association

has been trying to dscredit Kell-
ermann's findings for 20 years,
and surely won't stop now. The
NRA's appeal to public opinion
is based on cultivating a state
of paranoia: You need a gun be-
cause bad people have guns and
they're coming to get you.
Hence the unbelievable re-
sponse by NRA chief Wayne
LaPierre to the Newtown kill-
ings. The solution isn't to take
assault weapons out of the
hands of madmen, LaPierre ar-
gued, it's to put armed guards
in the schools so there can be
a great big gunfight when the
homicidal madmen show up.
Never mind that armed officers
at Columbine tried, and failed,
to stop that massacre. Just be
paranoid. Fight guns with more
This must be the year when
America says: No more.
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The Washing-
ton Post.

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Historic moments provide major lessons
In 2013, we mark two pro- cover lessons for today. even lifetimes, adding: "The Kennedy did not respor
foundly transformative events: Negro has refused to believe King's proposal, but it dic
the 150th anniversary of the DOUGLASS AND LINCOLN that the present hesitation and deter the civil rights move
Emancipation Proclamation Frederick Douglass was the hypocrisy of America is final." Rather, it mobilized more

and the 50th anniversary of the
March on Washington for Jobs
and Freedom.
These momentous events -
which marked the beginning
of the official process to end
slavery in the South on Jan. 1,
1863, and pricked the nation's
conscience against Jim Crow
laws on Aug. 28, 1963 led to
significant progress for Blacks.
But many barriers to equal
rights persist today.
Black and other students of
color continue to be relegated to
poorly resource and increas-
ingly segregated schools. We
have the world's largest prison
population. Voter suppression
laws in 30 states attempted to
disenfranchise the poor, elderly
and people of color. Racial dis-
crimination in employment,
housing and lending are ram-
pant. And a recent Associated.
Press poll found that 51 per-
cent of Americans express ex-
plicit anti-black attitudes. We
should look to the past to un-

first to urge a president -
Abraham Lincoln to "kill
slavery at the heart of the na-
tion." Though it took some
time before Lincoln signed
the Emancipation Proclama-
tion, Douglass urged patience.
"Lincoln may be slow," he told
Blacks, "but he will take no

As the 100th anniversary of
the Emancipation Proclama-
tion approached, a new civil
rights leader again pressed a
president for action. In 1962,
Martin Luther King presented
President Kennedy with a com-

We have the world's largest prison population. Voter
suppression laws in 30 states attempted to disen-
franchise the poor, elderly and people of color.

step backward."
Fifty years after the Eman-
cipation Proclamation, NAACP
founder W.E.B. Du Bois lauded
the change in American society:
"From slavery to freedom, from
four million to 10 million, from
denial of citizenship to enfran-
chisement, from being owned
chattels to ownership of $600
million in property." Yet Du
Bois also warned that achiev-
ing justice could take decades

prehensive outline for a Second
Emancipation Proclamation.
"Segregation is but a new
form of slavery," said King, who
called on Kennedy to use his
executive power as Lincoln had
to initiate a "dramatic and his-
toric step forward in the area of
race relations." For his social
prescription, King also drew
from history. "The wellsprings
of our equality lie deep within
our past," King wrote.

id to
d not

a quarter-million people of all
races to fill the capital's Mall
demanding passage of mean-
ingful civil rights legislation, an
immediate end to school segre-
gation, protection of the right
to vote and a public works pro-
gram for all unemployed.
We honor the legacy of those
historic events by continuing
the fight against racial profil-
ing, police abuse, overincarcer-
ation of our young men, aban-
donment of our children in
failing schools, discrimination
in employment and through-
out our economy, and attempts
to erode our hard-won right to
Barack Obama, who will be
inaugurated for a historic sec-
ond term, is the first president
since Lincoln to hang a copy
of the Emancipation Procla-
mation in the Oval Office. Let
us raise our voices, focus our
minds, and act with full hearts
to give lasting life to the prom-
ise of that document.


Better mental health care is essential

In the aftermath of the trag-
edy in Newtown, Conn., it's
important to consider whether
changes to America's gun laws
are needed. The focus should
be on steps to keep highly le-
thal weapons out of the hands
of dangerous individuals,
whether or not they have a
mental illness.
One in four Americans expe-
rience a mental health prob-
lem in any given year. One in
17 lives with a serious mental
illness. Most are not violent,
and most violent crimes are
committed by people who do
not have mental illness.
States are supposed to report
to the NI.t.-.r.l.l Instant Crimi-
nal Background Check System
(NICS) people "committed to
any mental institution" or "ad-
judicated as a mentally defec-

tive." The latter term is both
highly offensive and confus-
ing. Some states interpret it as
needing to report people com-
mitted to a psychiatric hospi-
tal for more than 30 days. Oth-
ers report those brought in for

ing the criteria would deter
people from seeking treatment,
the last thing anyone should
Clear guidance to states on
reporting is a sensible idea.
But more concern should be

One in four Americans experience a mental health problem
in any given year. One in 17 lives with a serious mental

emergency assessments.
Now, some have proposed
broadening the law to include
anyone who seeks mental
health treatment, or all people
who have been in psychiatric
hospitals, whether voluntarily
or involuntarily.
Either approach would be
counterproductive. Broaden-

placed on a bigger problem:
It's far easier to buy a gun in
the U.S. than to access mental
health care. We rally around
people diagnosed with other
conditions, such as diabetes
or cancer. We shun people with
symptoms of possible mental
illness and erect barriers to

Since 2008, America has cut
$4 billion from its already ail-
ing public mental health sys-
tem. Many community mental
health programs have disap-
peared, and more than 4,000
psychiatric hospital beds have
been eliminated. For too many,
even basic mental health care
is illusory. People can't get
help until they go into crisis.
There is some hope. Inclu-
sion of mental health care in
the Affordable Care Act is a
good first step. More is need-
ed, including mental health
screening, early intervention,
evidence-based mental health
treatment and services, and
family education and support.
It is time to make mental
health care a continual nation-
al priority, not just in the days
after tragedies.

BY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@washingtonpost corn

It's time for us to revise our gun policy






All politics
It is ironic that the city Presi-
dent Barack Obama used to
demonstrate his capabilities as
a leader is now nearly out of
During the 2012 campaign,
the President and his liberal
supporters touted the auto bail-
out as having saved Detroit. The
carmakers may *still be alive,
but the Motor City itself is in big
As of April, Detroit's expected
annual budget shortfall was at
$265 million. A big chunk of
that shortfall can be found in
the city's retirement liabilities
- roughly $11 billion. The city
will spend around $160 million
this fiscal year on retiree ben-
efits despite a general fund that
was only $1.2 billion in April of
Detroit's political problem is
that the rubber meets the road
at the local level.
Unlike the federal govern-
ment, cities and states are di-
rectly beholden to their citizens.
Local officials are responsible
for things such as educating
children, providing sanitation
and first-response emergency
At the national level, poli-

should remain locally (
ticians can make grandiose likely to be blamed for local
promises while their constitu- problems even if mandates
ent services workload is light in, they created caused them.
comparison to their local coun- Consider what happened to
terparts. Rahm Emanuel, Obama's first
This difference is a reason why chief of staff. He was part of the
limiting federal government and administration that supported
empowering local government unions particularly the NEA
was important to our Founding 'and AFT teachers unions and
Fathers. Local leaders, under took in hundreds of million in
these circumstances, 'cannot contributions from unions in

As of April, Detroit's expected annual budget shortfall
was at $265 million. A big chunk of that shortfall can
be found in the city's retirement liabilities roughly
$11 billion.

easily escape the consequences
of poor decisions.
In the case of Detroit, the city
is hampered by decisions to ca-
ter to powerful unions demand-
ing favorable retirement plans
such as the ability to draw
benefits when workers reached.
their 40s. There is no escape
for the local politician because
a city cannot escape such bad
decisions by passing the buck.
Contrast this peril with the
federal government liabilities.
Of course, members of Con-
gress and the President do face
the electorate, but they are less

the 2008 campaign.
When Emanuel later became
mayor of Chicago, however, he
ended up in a labor dispute with
Chicago public school teachers
over their lavish pay and ben-
efits demands that led to a 2012
Chief of Staff Emanuel didn't
worry about such local man-
dates or needs, and likely made
political claims and decisions
with little thought of the rami-
fication. As mayor, Emanuel
had to deliver. That's when he
became what some call a union-
buster when he became re-

sponsible for educating rhe chil-
dren and did not have the same
latitude to play politics.
When the federal government
infringes upon the daily respon-
sibilities of those local or state
entities, problems often arise.
This is one of the many prob-
lems with Obamacare. The orig-
inal statute required states to
expand Medicaid programs to
cover individuals up to 138 per-
cent of the poverty level or risk
losing Medicaid funding. Even
with some'additional federal
funding, this requirement would
have heavily-burdened already
financially-strapped states.
Apparently, it was the non-
local politicians who did not
fully discuss whether individual
states could meet the expanded
Medicaid mandate. Fortunately,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
the states cannot be forced to
follow suit. But consider how
such an edict from Washington
would affect states that .cannot
print money and monetize their
Hughey Newsome, a business
consultant in the D.C. area, is a
member of the national advisory
council of the Black leadership
network Project 21.

BY DR. B.B. ROBINSON, Project 21

Would you support arming teachers

in public schools?
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Andrew Abel to publish a book no-cost actions come to mind: by becoming informed in a new handy should you
on Macroeconomics. In it, they Given time on your field. If you can read, you can ment compensatii
cite a pre-1982 study by Harvey hands, if you have a family, learn anything. Get ready for a expire.
Brenner, which concluded that spend quality time with each of new job. Volunteer.
the personal cost of unemploy- your immediate family members Spend time thinking in the appearance a
ment is high -including dete- and ensure that your caring and an effort to identify new innova- your community
rioration of job skills, reduced loving bond is strong. tions. You may have a good idea ing time to neighb
self-esteem, and stress. Engage in costless or within you that can be the seed tification efforts or
On a social cost basis, the near costless efforts to improve of future employment or of you your neighborhood

study found that a one percent-
age point increase in the unem-
ployment rate that is maintained
for six years is associated with
20,000 additional cardiovascu-
lar deaths, 920 suicides, 650
homicides, 4,000 state mental
hospital admissions, and 3,300
state prison admissions.
The upshot of these statistics
is that we have known the dev-
astating effects of unenmploy-
ment for over 30 years. Conse-
quently, if you are unemployed
today, you should take care to
not become another type of sta-
tistic in addition to being an
unemployment statistic.

There are, no doubt, numerous other effective and benefi-
cial ways to spend your time while you are unemployed.

your surroundings: e.g., con-
duct repairs around your home
and improve the appearance
of your lawn and garden. You
may be unemployed, but that
doesn't mean that your sur-
roundings must deteriorate.
S Utilize your local library
and the Internet to remain

operating your own business.
S Assess your eating and
drinking habits and make a
commitment to modify your be-
havior by eating and drinking
in a more healthy fashion. You
may also find that you can save
money in the process.
Take on the challenge

s to save -
of unemploy-
s will come in
ir unemploy-
on payments

Help improve
nd safety of
by contribut-
orhood beau-
* to patrolling
d to improve

security there.
There are, no doubt, numer-
ous other effective and ben-
eficial ways to spend your time
while you are unemployed.
These are just'a few that you
can use to improve the quality
of your life and the lives of those
around you. Being unemployed
may mean that you don't have
the income that you desire, but
it doesn't have to mean that
your life is not a productive and
happy one.
B.B. Robinson, a member of
the Project 21 Black leadership
network, is an economist and di-
rector ofBlackEconomics.org.

"I don't think
it's a good
idea. Kids
could go off on
a teacher and
if that teacher i
is armed it
could prove
to ;be danger-
ous. Teachers
could be just as crazy as a stu-
dent or anyone else."

Liberty City, Retired

"No, they
don't need
them. It's not
too often that
there is a situ-
ation where a
teacher would
need a gun."

Liberty City, Business owner

"No, you]
have teach-
ers who mo-
lest kids; they
could just as
well snap and
hurt some-
one. Teach-
ers aren't gun
people; arming them is the
worst thing that could happen."

"No, it adds more fuel to the
fire. Teach-
ers shouldn't
have to handle
their students;
they're not law

Brownsville, Transportation technician

"If everyday
people could be ;'
armed, why not
teachers? Ob-
viously things
have to 'be se-
cure and moni-
tored hav-
ing a gun isn't
fail safe. But it gives someone a
chance to protect themselves.
And if you don't own a firearm in
this town, you're crazy."

Liberty City, Student

"The secu-
rity guards,
yes; the teach-
ers, no. It's a
shame that the
unarmed se- i
curity guards
we have in our
schools can't protect us in such
a situation, We can't wait until
something like Sandy Hook hap-
pens here."


Do not deflect on blame, stand up to evil

After the tragedy in Newton
Connecticut, I had sudden
and irrational thoughts about
pulling my kids from the very
school district where I serve on
the school board.
Even knowing all the proce-
dures, safety measures and
plan for such crises, the events
in Newtown raise instinctive
fears. I felt a deep sense of con-
cern for my children's safety
and the safety of their friends
and teachers.
In the end, I realized they are
as safe as humanly possible.
Watching the Newtown story
unfold, I was in a state of disbe-
lief. My heart pounded as I felt
a parent's panic. I don't know
how it feels to lose a child, but
it's my worst nightmare.
To hear that so many chil-
dren were gunned down in
their home away from home
and how their teacher stood
her ground in their defense
- it's. still difficult to compre-
Yet that is the nature of evil.
Evil comes when you least ex-
pect it. Evil takes. Evil takes
lives. It takes innocence. It
steals our sense of safety and
Evil doesn't care if the bul-
lets hit children. It doesn't care

if bullets are the weapon of
choice. Evil plans on the un-
preparedness of the victims.
Evil knows that it's easier
to demonize guns than ad-
dress the truly serious issue
of mental illness. Evil knows
politicians have an aversion to
address something so difficult
in a meaningful and defini-
tive manner. And if we leave

won't save lives.
Mental illness is the issue.
The very nature of our mental
health system, and it's "treat-
and-street" attitude, leaves
families ill-equipped to deal
with mental illness and coping
with a deranged family mem-
ber. Addressing this won't be
fun and it's not great for me-
dia, so many politicians won't

vil knows that it's easier to demonize guns than address
the truly serious issue of mental illness. Evil knows politi-
cians have an aversion to address something so difficult
in a meaningful and definitive manner.

this discussion to angry mobs
screaming for gun control -
which solves absolutely noth-
ing evil wins.
But we can address root
causes and develop sensible
solutions without as hap-
pened through radical tweets
- calling for killing National
Rifle Association members.
Besides, why go after NRA
members who own guns, are
trained in their use and prefer
to hunt than be hunted. The
NRA also promotes respect
for the proper use of firearms
and provides training in their
safe handling. Scapegoating

even bat an eye at it. But, once
there's another tragedy such
as Newtown, they'll scream
about America's "gun culture."
Politicians are free to have a
media-friendly tantrum, but
adults must engage in serious

discussion. The facts don't
support the assertion that
owning a gun leads to more
It's also odd that President
Obama and his supporters
created an immensely unpop-
ular health care takeover that
seemingly lacks mental health
reform that might stop anoth-
er Newtown.
We must be cognizant we
will never be completely rid of
evil. And evil won't go away if
the government bans guns.
Let's try to steer this trag-
edy into a productive problem-
solving mode.
Let's stand up to evil. That's
the only way to deal with it.
Stacy Washington is a mem-
ber of the national advisory
council of the Black leadership
network Project 21 and co-host
of the "He Said, She Said" pro-
gram on BlogTalkRadio.

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Landmark business makes

way for Transit Village project

-Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel, left, to lead the Pentagon and John Brennan, right, to
lead the CIA.

President Obama's security

picks court great controversy

By Julian E. Barnes
and Siobhan Gorman

Barack Obama, accepting the
certainty of at least one bitter
confirmation battle with Senate
Republicans, rounded out his na-
tional security team Monday by
picking nominees who likely see
eye-to-eye with him on ending
the Afghan war and using drones
and special-operations forces \to
fight terrorism. .
Obama nominated former Sen..
Chuck Hagel to. be his next de-
fense secretary and White House
counterterrorism adviser John
Brennan td lead the Central In-
telligence Agency.
"My No. 1 criteria .in making
these decisions was simple-who
is going to do the best job in se-
curing America," Mr. Obama said.
Both picks are controversial,

especially that of Mr. Hagel, a
Nebraska Republican seen as a
political maverick. Even though
opponents may find it difficult to
amass sufficient numbers of Re-
publican and Democratic votes
to block Mr. Hagel's confirma-
tion, senators promised rigorous
Messrs. Hagel and Brennan
will join Sen. John Kerry (D.,
Mass.), Mr. Obama's earlier pick
as secretary of state, as likely
supporters of Mr. Obama's view
that conventional U.S. military
power has limits.
Republicans have criticized Ha-
gel for opposing -U.S. sanctions
on Iran, and for voting against a
2007 measure to label Iran's Is-
lamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
a terrorist organization. On Is-
rael, critics have charged that he
favors negotiations with Hamas,
the militant group that controls

Gaza, and they denounced Mr.
Hagel for criticizing pro-Israeli
lobbying efforts.
"During these dangerous
times, there is no more important
cabinet position than secretary of
defense," said Sen. Lindsey Gra-
ham (R., S.C.). "I fear [Mr. Ha-
gel's] views, particularly toward
Iran, send the worst possible sig-
nal at the worst time to the Ira-
nians, our Israeli allies, and the
A number of Democrats friend-
ly to Mr. Hagel, like Sen. Jack
Reed of Rhode Island, pledged to
aggressively support his nomina-
tion. But New York Sen. Charles
Schumer, a staunchly pro-Is-
rael Democrat, has so far held
back supporting Mr. Hagel. Mr.
Schumer said Monday that Mr.
Hagel "has 'earned the right to
nothing less than a full and fair
process in the Senate."

Who's to blame for Griffin's injury?

continued from 1A

business," he said. "We didn't
know they were coming and still
had customers' shoes in the shop
slated for repair. Our family has
been shamed and some people
think we did something wrong as
if we were criminals."
Greene adds that he is speaking
with attorneys and will not rest
until "justice is served."
"It ain't going down like this," he
said. "If we sit back and do noth-
ing, this will only be the beginning
of wrong doing in Liberty City and
injustice for Blacks. If I have to go
all the way to Washington, D.C.
for justice, then that's what I'1

It should be noted that Greene
was not evicted from his busi-
ness. Rather, the building was
determined to be an unsafe struc-
ture by the City of Miami in a Nov.
29th ruling. But the building and
land are owned by Miami-Dade
County. Readers may recall that
the site and .properties adjacent
to it have been long-slated for re-
moval in order to make way for the
Seventh Avenue Transit Village
Project. Debates and arguments
about the pros and cons of the
Project have been in and out of the
news since Oct. 2009. It was then
that County Commissioner Au-
drey Edmonson first held a town
hall meeting at the Caleb Center
to present the conceptual design
and to assuage the fears of some
local residents. Now some three
years later, it appears that devel-
opers will be able to move forward
with approved construction plans.
But was Greene offered a fair deal
or was he given the shaft?

"The County offered exactly
what the federal government said

we could in terms of relocation
costs and the developer was go-
ing to pay the difference in rent
so that he would be paying the
same amount until he moved
back," Edmonson said. "But we
were unwilling to pay him $5M or
$2.5M the two amounts that
he first requested for a building
that he was renting. We have
worked with Mr. Greene but to
no avail. But after the City de-
termined that the structure was
unsafe, there was no other deci-
sion to be made. I do not have
the authority to delay a demo-
lition order. For his safety and
that of any customers, the build-
ing had to be torn down. By law
he was given 30 days to vacate
the premises. That time was up
on Dec. 28th but I, along with my
chief of staff, thought it would be
more fair to wait until after the
New Year."
Edmonson says it was esti-
mated that to repair the building,
which housed other businesses
as well, would have cost in ex-
cess of $600,000.
"We would have been wasting
taxpayers' money for a building
that was set for demolition in
2014," she-said. "That was some-
thing that I simply could not ap-
Karla Damian, Miami-Dade
Transit media relations, agreed
saying that "Mr. Greene was
made aware of his rights and all
rulings throughout the process."
"The City of Miami Unsafe
.Structure Board made the call
- the building was unsafe," she
said. "It's just unfortunate that
things came to this. We've been
working with Mr. Greene for
months and have offered mul-
tiple relocation options, includ-
ing the option to move back once
the project was completed. That
offer, by the way, is still on the
In terms of the relocation pack-
age, Damian said she could not

quote the exact dollar amount
because it is determined by "the
differential in rent, moving costs
and inventory costs but that Mr.
Greene had not decided where he
wanted to relocate the business."

Greene says it's wrong that a
landmark in the community has
been destroyed and disputes the
decision that the building was
"The judge said I could stay
there until May 2014 when the
lease was set to expire," he said.
"There was nothing wrong with
the building. But they wanted
to get me out of there. The po-
lice and demolition crew came
like robbers in the night to kill
and destroy my family's dream.
They wanted to make the state-
ment that they were Goliath but
remember what happened to
But not everyone in the com-
munity supports Greene's
"It's not just about the fam-
ily business and that history
- the whole building looked
like hell and it was time for it
to be torn down," said Rev. Na-
thaniel Wilcox; executive direc-
tor, P.U.L.S.E. "It's time for the
7th Avenue corridor to be built
up and while Tyrone and I are
friends, I think that he was hold-
ing the community back."
Retha Boone, director, M-DC
Black Advisory Board, says she
empathizes with Greene.
"That business was an insti-
tution and I know it was dif-
ficult to see one's life dream be
torn down," she said. "But just
because 'the building is gone
doesn't mean the business has
to go. Our board will be meeting
on this issue and we hope that
Mr. Greene will remain interest-
ed in seeking ways to keep his
business going."

continued from 1A

"scared to death" over Griffin
playing with an injured knee and
a brace.
And Sunday, for the second
time, Andrews insisted he nev-
er cleared Griffin to return to a
game in which Griffin initially
injured his knee, even though
coach Mike Shanahan again
tried to lay the responsibility on
Sunday, Shanahan allowed
Griffin to remain in the game
even though Griffin re-injured
his previously sprained right
knee during the first half. Grif-
fin, obviously hobbled, eventu-
ally left the game after his leg"
buckled in the FedEx Field 'sod
in the fourth quarter.
"I tried to go out and help the
team win,. period," Griffin said.
"There was no way I was coming
out of that game."
The results of his MRI are not
yet available. t
After the game, when confront-
ed with Andrews' comments to
USA TODAY Sports, Shanahan

said that after Griffin originally
suffered a sprained lateral collat-
eral ligament vs. the Baltimore
Ravens on Dec. 9, Andrews had
cleared him to return. Griffin
came out of the 31-28 victory af-
ter colliding with defensive tackle
Haloti Ngata. He limped off the
field for one play, then re-entered
Sthe game for four plays before re-
moving himself.
The following day, Shanahan
said he let Griffin return with
the blessing of Andrews. But An-
drews told USA TODAY Sports on
Saturday that he never cleared
Griffin to return, because he
never even examined him.
"(Griffin) didn't even let us look
at him," Andrews said. "He came
off the field, walked through the
sidelines, circled back through
the players and took off back to
the field. It wasn't our opinion.
We didn't even get to touch him
or talk to him. Scared the hell
out of me."
Shanahan said Sunday that
he did have a brief conversa-
tion with Andrews on Dec. 9, in
which the doctor indicated that
he "figured" Griffin was OK after

seeing him jog around. Reached
Sunday night by USA TODAY
Sports, Andrews reiterated in a
text that he did not clear Griffin
to return against the Ravens.
"He came off the field, circled
through the players with helmet
on and went immediately back
in the game without anyone --
trainers or medical staff get-
ting close to him, much less ex-
amining him. No one to blame.
A communication problem un-
der the circumstances. I had no
chance to clear him."
Andrews seemingly contra-
dicted himself by adding, "Coach
Shanahan would never put him
back in unhealthy or without
asking us."
Shanahan said Sunday Griffin
convinced him he could stay in
Sunday's game against Seattle
by explaining that he was only
hurt, not injured.
In postgame comments, Se-
ahawks coach Pete Carroll said it
was "hard to watch" Griffin, who
appeared to tweak the injury in
the first half, but remained in the
game this time with Andrews'
blessing, Shanahan says.

Inner cities suffering their own massacres

continued from 1A

to make the case that these
deaths which largely hap-
pened in crime ridden sections
of the Windy City should be
the concern of all Chicagoans.
"I want everybody to know
in this city, if there is gun vio-
lence, it is not over there. It is
not down there. If it happens
in our city, it is part of your
community regardless of where
of you live," he said. And so it
should be with murders that oc-
cur everywhere in this country.
But, in truth, the deaths of 20
schoolchildren in a quiet Con-
necticut village are more widely
grieved than the more than 500
people who were killed in Chi-
cago last year.
Critics of Illinois' strict gun
laws argue that Chicago's mur-
der rate proves that such mea-
sures don't work. But Illinois'
attempt to control access to
guns is undermined by sur-
rounding states that have more
permissive gun laws. Regard-
less, it is what happened in
Newtown, not the ongoing vio-
lence in Chicago, that has en-
raged this nation and reignited

the debate over gun control.
And it is this troubling double
standard that angers Isiah
"Whenever a child is mur-
dered anywhere in America an
alarm should go off --whether
they are killed in the suburbs
or the city," the NBA Hall of
Famer told me. Thomas grew
up in Chicago and spent his
professional basketball playing
career in Detroit, another city
with a murder rate that long
ago should have stoked a na-
tional debate over gun control.
Four weeks before 20-year-old
Adam Lanza shot up that Con-
necticut elementary school,
Thomas hosted a Peace Basket-
ball Tournament in Chicago.
The idea was to get rival street
gang members to start trading
jump shots, not gunfire.
The games are just a small
part of what Thomas wants to
do to seek solutions to the car-
nage in cities such as Chicago,
San Francisco, Detroit, Balti-
more and Los Angeles, which all
saw an increase in murders last
year. He wants to bring together
a mix of people -- athletes, en-
tertainers, educators and social
activists -- to work on finding

creative ways to end the kill-
ings in inner city neighbor-
hoods where gun violence takes
a great toll but gets a lot less
attention than what happened
in that Connecticut school.
"In the academy, there are
a lot of voices that need to be
heard, people who have done
the research," Thomas said.
Working together with athletes
and entertainers who can get
the attention of the young peo-
ple in violence prone commu-
nities, Thomas believes, they
can help reduce the murderous
behavior of inner city youths.
"Let's arm them with knowl-
edge, not weapons," he said.
I agree.
Thomas, who is completing
a master's degree in education
at the University of California-
Berkeley, knows there is no
simple solution to the gun vio-
lence that afflicts these cities.
But he also understands that
as the nation clamors for a po-
litical response to the carnage
in Newtown, there is opportu-
nity to broaden the discussion
to include this nation's urban
killing fields.
And he wants to seize this

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Americans also cited those who serve:
Connecticut teachers and U.S. troops

By Cathy Lynn Grossman

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll
on whom Americans admire
the most reveals something
new, and something not so
new: Hillary Rodham Clinton
is once again the most admired

first lady was named by more
people than since 1998, when
she was undergoing the im-
peachment ordeal.
First lady Michelle Obama
no longer plays second fiddle
to Oprah Winfrey, who was No.

2 in 2011. She swapped places
with the television mogul this
year. Former secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is No. 4. Tied
at fifth are former Alaska gov-
ernor Sarah Palin, Queen Eliz-
abeth II, former British prime
minister Margaret Thatcher
and Malala Yousafzai, the
Pakistani teenage girl activist,
gravely wounded by the Tali-

ban for daring to go to school,
according to the poll.
Nelson Mandela, the
94-year-old former South
African president and anti-
apartheid leader, ranks No. 2
for men, perhaps at the top
of mind because he just left
the hospital after surgery in
December. He bumped down
former president George W.

Bush, who is now in a four-
way tie for third with defeated
Republican presidential can-
didate Mitt Romney, the Rev.
Billy Graham and Pope Bene-
dict XVI.
Admiration extends beyond
the famous: a number of re-
spondents named a friend.or.
relative as most admired.
Nearly 3 in 10 surveyed said

"no one" or had no opinion.
. Notables no longer mak-
ing the list include Warren
Buffett, Bill Gates, Brad Pitt,
Glenn Beck, former speaker of
the House Nancy Pelosi, Diane
Sawyer and Jennifer Lopez.
The results are based on
phone interviews in Enelish
or Spanish with 1,038 U.S.
adults Dec. 19-22.

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Play a clean game in order to win big

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

If you know anything about
hustling in the streets, then
you're probably familiar with the
slick old saying: Game is meant
to be sold, not told. The transla-
tion is that useful knowledge, es-
pecially where there is a poten-
tial profit to be made, costs a fee
- it won't be passed on for free.
But what if you don't have any-
thing in equal value to exchange
for important information? You
learn through intense observa-
tion and persistent questioning'
until you have figured every-
thing out on your own. That's
called "stealing game."
We're been stealing game
since day one, paying close at-
tention to our flesh and blood
first, and then emulating ev-

eryone else around us
to some .degree. Since
nobody came into this
world already full of en-
lightenment, it's only
natural for a child to
their way through its
only natural adolescent HA
years, at least until they manage
to find their own niche in life as
an adult. What path each per-
son is led to depends on what
kind of game they sponge up
early in life.
Shining a flashlight into the
dark corners of my past would
reveal a young man whose di-
rect exposure to the streets of
Miami had taught him a game
that would eventually lead to a
ruinous end. Unlike those who
were sent off to college to learn

how to mimic doctors,
lawyers, politicians and
entrepreneurs, I found
myself edging out into
areas of the ghetto where
a fragile thinker could
easily be influenced by
Crooks, thieves, robbers,
ALL killers, drug dealers and
drug addicts. With so much
real prosperity to be gained in
the legitimate world, I haven't
the foggiest idea why I chose to
play in such a dirty, cut-throat
game a game where there
are no' rules and everybody is
playing for keeps. What I do
know, though is that instead of
snatching me out with a tag at-
tached to my toe, the good Lord
and decided that I should make
my exit dressed in prison blues,
giving me another opportunity

to absorb an honorable, more
respectable way of living.
Feeling like a grown newborn
baby, my watchful eyes are now
noticing law-abiding successful
people, soaking up ideas and
"peeping game" on how to suc-
ceed at everything ranging from
entrepreneurship to personal
goal-setting, while incorporat-
ing some of their habits into my
own without compromising who
I am as an individual. In do-
ing so, I'm almost certain that
it won't be necessary to fling
bricks at the chain gang upon
my release from prison; and if
humanitarianism is possible for
a convicted felon, then maybe
someday I'll be lionized for de-
ciding to copycat those who are
desiring to make the world a
better place.

Video leak intensifies rape trial

Steubenville High suspects now in -. COURT HOUSE 7. M.o

jeopardy with new evidence I '

By Reuters

Two Ohio high-school football
players accused of raping a teen-
age girl may not get a fair trial
after a photo and video allegedly
associated with the case were
posted on the Internet by the
computer hacking group Anon-
ymous, a lawyer for one of the
accused said recently.
Malik Richmond and Trenton
Mays, both 16 and members of
the Steubenville High School
football team, are charged with
raping a 16-year-old fellow stu-
dent last August, according to
statements from their attorneys
to local and national media.
Their juvenile court trial is
scheduled for February in Steu-
benville, a city of 19,000 about
40 miles west of Pittsburgh.
The case shot to national
prominence this week when
Anonymous activists made
public a picture allegedly of the

rape victim, being carried by her
wrists and ankles by two young
men, and of a video that showed
several other young men joking
about an alleged assault.
Richmond's lawyer, Walter
Madison, said on CNN that his
client was one of the young men
in the photograph, but does not
appear in the video.
But the picture "is out of
context," Madison said. "That
young lady is not unconscious,"
as has been widely reported.
"A right to.a fair trial for these
young men has been hijacked,"
Madison said, adding that so-
cial media episodes such as this
have become a major threat to
a criminal defendant's right to a
fair trial.
"It's very, very .serious and
fairness is essential to getting
the right decision here," .he
Mays' attorney Adam Ne-
mann could not immediately

-Photo/Michael D. McElwain / AP
Activists from the online group "Anonymous" rally at the Jefferson County
Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio.

be reached for comment. In an
interview with Columbus, Ohio,
broadcaster WBNS-10TV, Ne-
mann raised concerns about
the effect the Anonymous post-
ings could have on potential
witnesses in the case.
"This media has become so
astronomically ingrained on the
Internet and within that society,
I am concerned witnesses might
not want to come forward at this

point. I would be surprised now,
if there weren't witnesses now
who might want to start taking
the Fifth Amendment," Nemann
told the station.
The Fifth Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution offers protec-
tion against self-incrimination
in criminal proceedings.
The case has also been a chal-
lenge for local officials because
of conflicts of interest.

Sosa says progress comes with working together

continued from 1A

Jean Monestime and Dennis
Moss, along with Bruno Barreiro
and Xavier Suarez. Some say the
two sides also reflect political
persuasions with Sosa and her
supporters being more conser-
vative vs. Jordan .and her sup-
porters who are viewed as more
But now that the vote has been
taken, can Sosa bring unity to
the Commission? She says yes.
"I did appoint those who sup-
ported with committee chairs
and yes that's what's commonly
done," she said. "But I also ap-
pointed Commissioners Edmon-
son and Moss to two important
committees [Health & Social
Services, Transportation & Avia-
tion, respectively]. There will be
shared chair or vice chair posts
for every member of the Com-
mission. The chairman has been
elected now we have to move
forward and work together."
Sosa has been an ardent sup-
porter of M-D County Mayor Car-

los Gimenez when he was chal-
lenged by Martinez for mayor.
But she says that while the vot-
ers opted for a strong mayor, "the
Commission serves as the legis-
lative feet for the County."
"The best use of power is when
we join forces, even when we dis-
agree," she said. "I think it actu-
ally benefits the voters when we
have differences of opinion dur-
ing our discussions. Whether
Sone is referring to the Mayor or
to the County Commission, we
don't represent ourselves we
represent those who voted for

Commissioner Dennis Moss
believes that Blacks in Miami-
Dade County should be opti-
mistic "in light of our particular
and unique needs" and says that
while he believed that Jordan
had the greater experience and
background, it's time to "get be-
hind the new chair and move the
County in a positive direction."
In what is a change of opinion,
Moss now supports city hood

and incorporation.
"You have to wonder why areas
like Liberty City and some com-
munities in the south remain
more disadvantaged than others
- why they don't look as nice,
aren't as clean and don't have
the same kinds of businesses,"
he said. "I've tried to address the
issue of more equitable sustain-
ability through the County Com-
mission but what happens is as
resources become limited, those
areas that were hardest hit are hit
hard again. As a city, they might
have a better chance at generat-
ing revenues to ensure essential
Sosa did not comment on incor-
poration but said she will support
commissioners whose citizens
have greater needs.
"I think we have to pay atten-
tion to and target areas in greater
need of development and allocate
funds to help them," she said.
"We have to put the infrastruc-
ture in place so that new busi-
nesses want to locate in all parts
of Miami-Dade County. We will
go where there is the most need

Witness finishes testimony in Wilson trial

Miami Times staff report

Longtime convicted felon and
jail informant Robin Lunceford,
50, recently completed her testi-
mony after four days on the stand
in the Rilya Wilson trial. Lunc-
eford has emerged as the pros-
ecution's star witness. She said
under oath that Rilya's caretaker,
Geralyn Graham, 66, confessed
to her that she smothered the
4-year-old girl with a pillowcase
and buried her near a body of
water in south Miami-Dade. The

prosecution contends that Gra-
ham murdered her foster child
sometime around Christmas
2000 but State welfare workers
did not discover that Rilya was
missing until April 2002.
Lunceford, who became close to
Graham when both were impris-
oned together, is key to the State's
circumstantial case because Ri-
lya's body has never been found.
Without a direct confession from
Graham or an eyewitness to the
murder, Lunceford's testimony,
bears much greater weight.

Meanwhile, the defense has at-
tempted to paint Lunceford as a
"snitch" willing to spin any tale in
order to get a better plea bargain
"If you tell me you just robbed
three banks, I'll say, 'OK, no
problem. I won't say a word,'"
Lunceford said in a CBS4 2005
interview that was played for the
jurors. "But if you tell me you
killed a baby, then if that makes
me a snitch, then I'm going to
snitch proud. She smothered
that baby."

Alabama beats out the Irish for title

continued from 1A

And the tone was set in the open-
ing quarter, when Alabama had
the ball for just over 12 min-
utes, running 22 plays to Notre
Dame's eight and ending that pe-
riod with a 202-23 edge in total
"We had a hard. time getting off

the field, and a lot of that had to
do with Alabama," Notre Dame
coach Brian Kelly said. "They ran
the ball effectively. For us, we've
been able to manage the run
game. They were able to run the
ball effectively, and then obvi-
ously when you do that, it opens
up so much of the play-action
That axiom held true once

again Monday night in the BCS
title game for the 50th straight
The Crimson Tide have rushed
for at least 150 yards in a game
on 50 different occasions since
the start of the 2008 season. And
they've won every one of those
contests, after rushing for 265
yards on the way to a 42-14 win
over Notre Dame.

- like District 2 [Monestime] and
several cities in the south [Moss]."
Edmonson says Sosa will bring
more unity and cohesiveness to
the Commission and is eager to
work with her. And Jordan be-
lieves that "Sosa will rise to the
"I think it's good that the new
chairwoman has established
eight committees instead of the
six we had previously," Jordan
said. "That allowed for some who
didn't support her on the vote to
get committee chair seats. Even
though I was defeated in my bid
for the chair, I don't see the split
vote as a dividing line on the
Commission. You vote for who
you favor but that doesn't mean
you can't work together."

16-year-old shot while riding his bike
Bryan Herrera, a straight-A student at Miami Jacklion Senior High School, was rid-
ing his bike to a friend's house four blocks ava0y to do schoolwork Saturday morning
when he was shot by an unknown assailant A 911 call around 11 am. reported Herrera
was found lying unresponsive near the intersection ot Northwest 11th Avenue and 19th
Street. He died shortly after he was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Detectives, who found Herrera's comic book sketches among items in
his red backpacld, according to the Herald report, have little to go on. His family appeared
before media Monday to ask the public for information.

Homestead UPS employee arrested for stealing holiday packages
Last week the Monroe County Sheriff's OfliLe arrested Shuwana Home, 35, after the
UPS worker was accused of eating a tin of cookies and polcketing an iPad. As the gilt
delivery season swung into full gear, a manager at the Islamorada UPS warehouse called
police upon noticing missing inventory on Dec. 10. Before detectives could begin their un-
derccOer operation, another employee informed management that they witnessed Horne
opening and eating an undelivered package of cookies. A check of computer records
revealed Home altered the cookie delivery status to "receiver moved, not delivered'
returned to shipper." Recovery of an empty cookie container led police to Hore's resi
dence, where she was arrested upon admitting to stealing the cookies as well as an IPad,
which said she sold to someone at the Collier County Casino for $250. Horne was taken to
the Monroe County all in Key West, where she is held on $16,000 bond and charged with
theft of the iPad and with fraud in tampering with business computer softnn.re.

Man convicted of pimping underaged girls on website
A Lauderhill man has been convicted of pimping underaged girls irom his South Florida
neighborhood on Bac.page.com. Deangelo Jones, 20, was found guilty on two counts of
trafficl:ing minors for sex and one conspiracy charge after an investigation by the FBI and
Fort Lauderdale police. Jones failed to overcome damning courtroom testimony during
last week's three-day-long trial, which alleged he lured female runaways as young as
12 years old from his neighborhood into lives of proilitution in exchange for the promise
01 security and had se, with at least two of them, including the 12-year-old, within
hours of meeting. The Department of Justice said Jones orchestrated a system in which
middlemen would rent hotel rooms, where Jone" would host the girls for sexual services
after having them post solicitations on Backpage.com. After fulfilling "escort" duties, the
young girls were required to relinquish earnings.

Deland father abused his kids for passing gas
A Florida man has been arrested for child abuse after allegedly beating his three kids
with a belt because one of them passed gas in his car. Police in Deland, Fla., arrested Aus-
tin Davis last week and charged him with three counts of aggravated battery for beating
his kids after one of them passed gas in the car and no one would say who did it. Deputies
reported photographs of the injuries showed a sli-year-old with several dark bruises on
the buttocks, legs and thighs, while a 12-year-old had dark bruises on his legs and thighs.
A nine-year-old refused to have pictures of hi: bruises taken because he feared retala-
lion if Davis lound out he reported the incident.

Man ordered to stop

having kids
By Bo Watkins

A man in Wisconsin has fallen
behind on his child support
after having nine kids with six
different women. This prompted
the judge to tell the man that he
cannot have anymore kids until
he shows that he can provide for
Corey Curtis owes al-
most $100,000 in back '
child support, according
to prosecutors in Ra-
cine, Wisconsin. Judge i.
Tim Boyle told the
highly fertile 44-year old
man that he is disap-
pointed that he doesn't
have the authority to
order him sterilized, CU
since he keeps having
kids that he can't and won't take
care of.
"Common sense dictates you
shouldn't have kids you can't
afford," the judge said.
Assistant District Attorney
Rebecca Sommers told the judge
that he could do something to
help keep Curtis from populating
half the earth. She cited a 2001
case in the Wisconsin Supreme
Court where the judge ruled that

or go to jail
the defendant was not allowed
to have children until he could
prove that he was able to take
care of them financially.
"I will make that a condition
of the probation," Boyle said. He
then gave Curtis three years of
probation. This means that if he
has anymore children, he's going
to end up in jail.
: "Judges, they make
rulings," Curtis said to
WDJT-TV, "they make
them kind of hastily.
So, if that's what he
Feels one of my condi-
tions should be then I'm
going to abide by it."
The court ruled in the
original case that the
IRTIS man's Constitutional
rights are not violated
because he can still have kids as
long as he pays child support.
Some say that allowing judges to
decide who can and cannot re-
produce is a civil liberties prob-
lem. But others might say that
Curtis, with nine children of his
own, has done enough reproduc-
ing for a lifetime. This also fails
to mention that his children are
bound to suffer from the poor
choices of their parents.

I -

Senate swears in a historic 20 female senators

By Sunlen Miller

Last week the Senate made history, swearing in a
record-breaking 20 female senators four Repub-
licans and 16 Democrats in office.
As the 113th Congress was sworn in on Capi-
tol Hill, ABC anchor Diane Sawyer had an exclu-
sive joint interview with the historic class of female
"I can't tell you the joy that I feel in my heart to
look at these 20 gifted and talented women from
two different parties, different zip codes to fill this
room," Sen. Barbara Mikulksi, D-Md., said while
surrounded by the group of women senators. "In
all of American history only 16 women had served.
Now there are 20 of us."
Senator-elect Deb Fischer, R-Neb., became the
first women to be elected as a senator in Nebraska.
"It was an historic election," Fischer said, "But
what was really fun about it were the number of
mothers and fathers who brought their daugh-
ters up to me during the campaign and'said, 'Can
we get a picture? Can we get a picture?' Because
people realize it and things do change, things
do change."

The women senators all agree that women will be
getting things done in this new Congress, a sign of
optimism felt for the new Congress, after the bruis-
ing battles of the 112th Congress.
"We're in force and we're in leadership positions,
but it's not just the position that we hold. I can tell
you this is a can-do crowd," Mikulski said of both
Democrats and Republican senators in the room.
"We are today'ready to be a force in American poli-
And while the number of women in the Senate
today makes history, many of the women agreed
that they want to keep fighting to boost those
Sen..Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said that women
are still "underrepresented" in the Senate.
"I think that until we get to 50, we still have to
fight because it's still a problem," Boxer said. "I
think this class as you look around, Republicans
and Democrats. . I think that because of this
new class and the caliber of the people coming and
the quality of the people coming, I think that hope-
fully in my lifetime and I really do hope and
pray this is the case we will see 50 percent."

sh eCongres for gun control
f. Jackie KIpinia--. "'4.Y o kee'thein out-f the hands "I think it's really put a lot of
S' of dangerous people," McCar- people over the edge," DeGette
:,'. ASHN ON Suthy said. Wedon't eveh allow said of the violence in Newtown
of tighter federal gun restrii unters to, se them some- and a mass shooting in July at
Stionsimoved quickly. Thurs t, :tng'deply wong if we're a theater in Aurora, Colo., her
Sthefirit 'ay of the new Cojd',.: f otectig game more than home state. "Now is the time to
..gress, introducing bills in th.e we're protecting innocent hu- take a'tough, principled look at
wake pfIsrfitdonth'sdeadjv' 'man beings.' what we need to do."
mass._hooting in.Newtown, Despite a series of highly vis- In addition to the magazine
Cond~: :'tawill set cup a long .ible mass shootings in malls, ban, McCarthy and DeGette
andci:nteipu':fight ,over.the on college camipusds. at a- reintroduced a bill that would
.eS &et natibn's gun lat's.... movie theateran aat workplac-. stop the sale of ammuni -
'.' D 6ora"tic'Repi. Crolyn es, Congress has not passed tion online. The measure was
.1McCartiy of New.iVork and Di- ,...any significant gun-related introduced last year after the
ana-DeGptte of C6loiddo ireled -. regu4'tions4c6soe 2007. Since Aurora shooting.
the ill they had promoted i. Newtown,. several pro-gun More bills are expected soon
. .I.'nges.pqs and' sai 'r.,`. .'egistators, sich as.Sen. Joe in the Senate that will have
th ::h7:ehivirbyiment for ViManchin, D-W Va., have called House counterparts, said
igurn'-wq l~~iprO. .in thle .'"for greater restrictions. Shams Tarek, a McCarthy
iakie jih tirigt Sandy T, The National Rifle Aiso- spokesman. They include the
Hook Elerenritary School that ciation, which has fought off Fix Gun Checks Act by Sen.
.killed:20 students anilsix. many attempts to increase Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,
adults Dec.-'14. The bilf would guI regulation;,said Thursday: which would close loopholes
Sban high-.capacity. aiieicnition,. 'it expected the. gun control that allow gun sales at shows
magazines: .'. .advocates t6:come'"full force" without background checks
"These devices'are ,.d to a. .:the NRA. and strengthen those checks.
kill as many people as' 4ible .' .', 'This something we are Sen. Dianne Feinstein.'D-
in the shortest amount, of tine prepaid to address with Calif., has said she will reintro-
possible, and wbwent f top -h-:.'.: f.acts,tsaid Andrew Arulanan- duce a ban on the ownership
nocent Amrericaians.everwere. 'dariman NRA spokesman. on assault weapons.

Mayor Taylor's initiative shines

first time light on 22 Avenue

"I've been living here over 12
years and this is the first time
we've ever had anything like
this," commented Cynthia Wil-
liams on the colorful bright Christ-
mas light display, after she and
neighbor Dewarrick Quinn read-
ily volunteered to "flip the switch"
to illuminate their community as
a part of Mayor Myra L. Taylor's
Beautification Initiative for the
22nd and 27th Avenue Gateways
into the City of Opa-locka, dunng
the holiday season. At 6:15 PM
the 22nd light display brought
residents from their apartments to
marvel at a spectacular view, the
likes of which some say have nev-
er been seen on their block prior
to Saturday, December 22, 2012
After about a month of working
on the idea, the Public Works De-
partment laid the ground work and
all Mayor Taylor had to do was
give Florida Power and Light a

one day notice and, "they gave us
the electricity we needed to light
the median,' she remarked. With
the lights, other parts of Taylor's
beautification program included a
sprinkler system and sod, to cre-
ate a nice landscape
Vice Mayor Joseph L Kelley
lead a prayer prior to Williams
and Quinn lighting the street, as
Commissioner Luis B. Santiago,

his wife and sons looked-on.
Commissioner Timothy Holmes
traveled up-and-down 22nd Av-
enue, getting a driver's perspec-
tive of the attractive presenta-
tion. Other drivers, observing
the aesthetic change, reduced
their speed, shared the Mayor's
signature "thumbs-up" with the
Public Works staff, and one even
honked the horn to the tune of
"Jingle Bells."
Yes, it looked a lot like Christ-
mas on 22nd Avenue for Wil-
liams, Quinn and other residents
who expressed appreciation to
the Mayor and the Commission
for having the insight to include
their neighborhood in the City
of Opa-locka's holiday decora-
tions. Quinn immediately named
the tree, with the light socket
he plugged, "Joy," he gleamed,
"to the neighborhood and to the






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Chavonne Troutman (left) and Ronae
Cambridge pose at their commencement

Winter break church

camp for youth




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By Malika A. Wright
miwriglilfi'uiianiih'cii ,: ,il." lnc ,',..h

Most children can really
appreciate the words: win-
ter break. It is during these
breaks they get about t\wo
weeks of vacation. Which
means they cain stay home
and watch TV. play video
games. surf the web or sim-
iply do nothing.

But at New MNt Nloriah.
the youth \ ho were a part
of the winter break camp
had countless activities
lined up. which made their
breaks more exciting and
event-filled At the camp.
they met new friends.
played games, sports.
worked on homework and
manv of the girls developed
their skills in baton t'wirl-

ing. And although it ended
at 5 p.m., some girls \\ho
were a part of the twirling
group stayed later.
The girls of the Jewels
Twirling Academy at New
Mit Nlonah hate competed
throughout the country
cand %won national awards
including gold. silver and
bronze metals from the
Please turn to CAMP 9B

Pastor -ministers

at his barbershop

Williams has saved people while at work

By Malika A. Wright
miwrighl @mianirimiesonline com

Some time ago, a man in
his late 20s didn't know what
to do. He was at a very low
place, and so disappointed
and confused that he consid-
ered taking his life. He had
just witnessed the woman
who he had loved and com-
mitted himself to, having an.
affair. So as he drove through
Overtown-puzzled and angry.
Something told him to stop.
For some reason, he felt the
urge to visit a barbershop
that he'd never visited before.

Good thing he listened
because it was there at Just
Right Barbershop that he
was consoled. It was there he
had'found a reason to live.
There he had learned that
' Christ was the way.
This is one of many en-
counters, where someone
was saved in the Just Right
Barberphop thanks to Rev.
Willie Williams, 53. In fact,
helping aid giving advice
from a Godly perspective is
what Williams, the pastor of
Greater Mercy Missionary
Baptist Church and owner/
Please turn to WILLIAMS 9B

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the importance of family

Kinlg' faniy As for n this o lurnfamil, he I Luther III, Dexter Scott and which marked two major oc-
dreamed that his four little .1 11 Bernice Albertine. casions of note: the first Black

IzvUs on th rougfi
his legacy
Miami Times ij1 report

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
was a dedicated family man. *
And while the dictionary defines
family as "a group consisting
of parents and children living
together.' it was King's belief
that we are -all God's children."
By extension one could assume
that he believed in the family
of humankind. Certainly his
teachings reflected that under-
standing as he often said, "We
must learn to live together as
brothers or perish as fools."
During his short life, King led
the clarion call for justice, be-
lieving that "an individual has
not started living until he can
rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all

children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be
judged by the color of their skin
but by the content of their char-
But he didn't stop with just
his own children. He wanted
all of God's children to have
the same opportunities. He
hoped that one day this country
would be able to "transform the
jangling discords of our nation
into a beautiful symphony of
Kings life was tragically cut
short but his wife, Coretta Scott
King, and his children in their
own ways worked to keep his
dream alive. And while he was
here with us, they were willing
to share him with the world.

King and his wife, Coretta
Scott exchanged vows on June
18, 1953. They had four chil-
dren: Yolanda Denise, Martin

King and Coretta Scott pose with their four children.

Yolanda, born on November
17, 1955, was a human rights
activist and an actress. She
was involved in many projects
that honored her father. In
1978, she played the role of
Rosa Parks in a TV mini-series,
King, that was based on the life
of her father and was an active
gay rights advocate. She died
at the age of 51 from a heart
attack in 2007.
The first son born into the
King family was Martin Luther'
King. Ill. He was only. 10 years
old when his father was assas-
sinated. But in many ways he
followed in his father's foot-
steps. He headed the Southern
Christian Leadership Confer-
ence that was founded by his
father and he served as direc-
tor and co-owner of the King
Center for Nonviolent Social
Change with his brother, Dex-
ter Scott King. He also spoke
at the Democratic National
Convention in August of 2008,

nomination for president,
Barack Obama, and the 45th
anniversary of the "I Have a
Dream" speech.
Dexter Scott King was born
on January 30, 1961. Dexter
started out in the same direc-
tion as his father when he at-
tended Morehouse College. But
the younger King ieft school to
become an actor and documen-
tary maker. For a.brief time,.he
took the reigns as president of
the King Center for Nonviolent
Social Change but later left af-
ter a dispute with his mother.
The youngest of the family,
Bernice Albertine King, was
just five years old when her
grieving image was captured as
she stood at her mother's side
at Martin Luther King's funeral.
Even though Bernice was too
young to have experienced the
crusade that her famous father
devoted himself to, she has
been a tireless advocate of
Please turn to KING 11B

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Evergram, a visual telegram for the 21st
e s Evergram just got underway i-.p" a video camera to record mes- the date for it to be played.
Service lets you in late 2012, and is in private sages to his yet unborn son. For instance, if a wedding is
r rd ido for beta now, which means you Seay is a cancer survivor on June 15, guests are invited
OT oUlh i need to register and await an himself who during his recov- to leave congratulatory mes-
fI i invitation to join. The site plans ery thought, "What if you could sages to be viewed on the wed-
fuure de livery to open more widely early this S, send messages to your kids in ding day. The Evergram calen-

By Jefferson Graham

the digital equivalent of leav-
ing a message in a bottle. Add
a guaranteed broadcast time,
and'you've got Evergram.
The free website, described
as "an everlasting telegram,"
offers a way for folks to send
video messages on a set date -
for a wedding, graduation or -
heavens forbid a funeral.

year. (There are also apps for
Apple and Android devices, but
they won't work withofit an in-
"Pinterest took six months to
build an infrastructure," says
Evergram co-founder Duncan
Seay. "We want to make sure
we can handle the traffic and
get to scale."
Seay's inspiration was the
1993 film My Life, in which
Michael Keaton plays a man
with terminal cancer who uses

-Photo/Jefferson Graham
Evergram CEO Duncan Seay.

the future?"
Fast forward 20 years from
My Life. Forget putting a video
camera on a tripod, recording,
editing and leaving it behind
on a VHS tape. Most consum-
ers now have a video camera
in their pocket their smart-
phone and easy tools to cre-
ate a video.
Evergram users record
15-second messages directly
into a smartphone camera or
computer webcam and select

dar is programmed to send the
couple an e-mail and present
the videos in an online album
that's either public or private.
To pull something like that
together otherwise, "You'd have
to call your friends, they don't
know where the video soft-
ware is, the files are too big to
send, and when you receive it,
you have no way to put it into
a beautiful album," says Seay.
With Evergram, "We do that all
for you."

Evergram hopes to make
money with potential add-ons
down the line gifts, for in-
stance, for wedding couples,
teachers, parents or other hon-
Seay initially raised $900,000
to get the company off the
ground from Syncom Venture
Partners and former Facebook
executive Chris Kelly. The two
just kicked in an additional
$500,000, and Seay is cur-
rently raising more capital as
he prepares to open the site to
the public.
"I thought the use of video as
a messaging platform focused
on the future is an idea whose
Please turn to WORD 11B

Mother and daughter assist each other reach graduate degree goal

continued from 8B

saying "I'm going to graduate
from college even if I'm 50." And
at the age of 58, Cambridge
was receiving her Master of
Social Work, but what made
that moment even more ex-
traordinar. and amazing was
that her daughter, Chavonne
Troutman, 24, was graduating
with her and also receiving a
The mother-daughter duo
overcame their struggles by
helping each other with study-
ing for, their bachelors and
masters at Barry Universi-
ty. Now that they have been
thoroughly equipped for good
works, they plan on contini-
ing to help others and also
expanding their efforts of ser-
Cambridge and Troutman
both 'started their undergrad-

uate studies in '06. Cambridge
had retired from her job of
32 years 'as a paralegal and
Troutman was fresh out of
high school.
Cambridge, a mother of four
adult children, said she was
motivated to go back to school
because of her ministry. She is
the senior pastor of Glory Tem-
pie Ministries a church and
one of the largest food banks
in Miami that feeds hundreds
of people in need each week.
"I retired to devote myself
full time to my ministry," Cam-
bridge said. "Once I got there
I realized that I didn't have
enough knowledge to be as ef-
fective, as I could, so the holy
spirit said to me 'go to school,
so that you can really help the
community and those who are
in need."


Troutman, who once consid-
ered not seeking higher edu-
cation, said it vas her mother
who had encouraged her to go
to college and then grad school.
"I was going to be OK with
working a customer service
job," Troutman said. "But my
mom motivated and inspired,
me to just do it, and I want to
be able to inspire the people
around me, like my niece and'
(one day) my children so that
when they look at me they can
say 'she did it, so I have to do
it as well." ,
While pursuing their de-
grees, the duo often turned to
each other for help. There were
nights were Troutman had
writers' block and Cambridge
stayed up and encouraged her.
There were other times when
Cambridge struggled with
technological assignments and
got her daughter's assistance
in making charts.

Pastor barbers and evangelizes

continued from 8B
barber of Just Right enjoys
most about barbenng.
"I've been barberipg .log,.
enough to make sure that God
is not absent from my work,"
Williams said. "Customers re-
ceive a three-in-one service,
where I'm able to cut their hair,
pray for them and minister to
them at the same time."
Williams said God designed
it so that it would not be hard
for him to balance both pastor-
ing and barbering. He owns the
building that holds the church,
the barbershop and his home.
He also owns the-building next
door that holds a hair salon
that his wife runs.
"God knew I needed to work,
and he knew I needed to minis-

ter," he, said.
While owning the barbershop
for about 30 years, Williams
has met people from all walks
of life from celebrities and pro-
fessionals to people who are
homeless or spend their time
out on the streets.
"God gives me an opportu-
nity to minister." he said. "He
allows me to interact and intel-
ligently get the word to various
people in a way they can un-
His clients include: Les
Brown, Sugar Ray Leonard,
. Big Boi (of OutKast), Michael
Baisden and also several NBA
basketball players, NFL foot-
ball players, doctors, lawyers,
and judges.
Williams, an Overtown-na-
tive, had no clue that he would
end up back in his hometown

and taking ownership of the
barbershop that his aunt and
uncle once ran. But now he
sees that it was predestined.
"God put me here to make a
difference in Overtown."
His mission of ministry is to
help the lost and left out, and
to let people know that you can
make it even if you are living in
He has even designed an
event for residents of the Over-
town community. Every No-
vember Greater Mercy MBC
and Just Right hosts an event
called Kingdom. Day, where
about 150 people receive free
hair cuts and wash and sets.
"I wanted to make them feel
good about themselves," Wil-
liams said. "I wanted Over-
towners to feel like kings and

Church stays open during break

continued from 8B

Junior Olympics. The camp was
sponsored by Coaches Across
America through Hope For Mi-
Although the youth enjoyed
the camp, parents also found
it beneficial since most of
them had to work while their
children were out on break.
The winter bieak camp was
designed specifically for work-
ing moms who don't have the
same time off that their chil-
dren have off, according to
Rev. Tanya Jackson, execu-
tive pastor at New Mt. Moriah.
"There were moms who
would have their kids alone
at home'because they had to
work during the break," Jack-
son said. "So we decided to
help out in that way. We're

always here anyway and it
wouldn't have been anything
for us to open and go ahead
and occupy their time."

Tiana, 10, and Talicia Kirk-
land, 7, said that their favor-
ite part of camp is the baton
twirling. They got into the ac-
tivity last year arid they want-
ed to be a part of the camp
the following year, as well.
Dontay Warren, 12, enjoyed
playing basketball, football
and racing. He said it was
better than sitting around his
house doing nothing.
In addition to the winter
break camp, New Mt. Moriah
had numerous other activi-
ties for the youth, also. These
activities included: True Love
Waits Purity series where

youth are taught about absti-
nence or celibacy and parents
are taught communication
skills for that "taboo sub-
ject" and their Teen Outreach
program -.where teens are.
taught about financial liter-
acy, proper peer choices and
sexual orientation, according
to Jackson.
New Mt. Moriah is locat-
ed near The Liberty Square
housing projects and some of
the children who are involved
at the church live there, ac-
cording to Jackson.
"The children from the proj-
ects got to see that there is
a center for resources that
exists in their community,"
Jackson said. "We're in a very
dangerous area of the com-
munity so the church acts as
a safe haven and it's always

They both stuck it out dur-
ing the tough times even, while
juggling other obligations and
responsibilities. While study-
ing at Barry, Cambridge be-
came the caretaker of her old-
est son who had suffered a
major stroke. She nursed him
night-and-day while running
the food bank and leading the
"She was doing her intern-
ship, her school work and
leaving her internship to
make sure my brother was
OK," Troutman said. "She

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Cambridge said her high-
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become a better writer and
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istry. Troutman, who is pas-
sionate about working with
juveniles and relationship ther-
apy, has actively been seeking
employment since graduating
in December, while helping her
mom's ministry.
Cambridge said she plans on
using her education to expand

the ministry by adding services
like, marriage and family ther-
apy. She also plans to continue
to partner with other organiza-
tions for the good of the com-
Troutman and Cambridge de-
scribed graduating together as
both unbelievable and surreal.
"I would have to believe that
God has.a bigger purpose than
we ever imagined." Cambridge
said. "I think he has something
for us to do in this community
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Alabama to end isolation of inmates with HIV

By Robbie Brown

A federal judge on Friday or-
dered Alabama to stop isolating
prisoners with H.I.V.
Alabama is one of two states,
along with South Carolina,
where H.I.V.-positive inmates
are housed in separate pris-
ons, away from other inmates,
in an attempt to reduce medi-
cal costs and stop the spread of
the virus, which causes AIDS.
Judge Myron H. Thompson of
the Middle District of Alabama
ruled in favor of a group of in-
mates who argued in a class-
action lawsuit that they had
been stigmatized and denied
equal access to educational
programs. The judge called the
state's policy "an unnecessary
tool for preventing the trans-
mission of H.I.V." but "an ef-
fective one for humiliating and
isolating prisoners living with
the disease."
After the AIDS epidemic of
the 1980s, many states, in-
cluding New York, quarantined

H.I.V.-positive prisoners to
prevent the virus from spread-
ing through sexual contact or
through blood when inmates
tattooed one another. But most
states ended the practice vol-
untarily as powerful antiretro-
viral drugs reduced the risk of

50 OF 26,400
In Alabama, inmates are test-
ed for H.I.V. when they enter
prison. About 250 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 devel-
oped AIDS, the state says.
H.I.V.-positive inmates are
treated differently from those
with other viruses like hepatitis
B and C, which are far more in-
fectious, according to the World
Health Organization. Inmates
with H.I.V. are barred from
eating in the cafeteria, work-
ing around food, enrolling in
certain educational programs


The H.I.V. ward of an Alabama women's prison in 2008.
gating inmates with the virus.

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The state was ordered to stop segre-

or transferring to prisons near
their families.
Prisoners have been trying
to overturn the policy for more
than two decades. In 1995, a
federal court upheld Alabama's
policy. Inmates filed the latest
lawsuit last year.

"Today's decision is historic,"
said Margaret Winter, the as-
sociate director of the National
Prison Project of the American
Civil Liberties Union, which
represented the inmates. "It
spells an end to a segregation
policy that has inflicted need-
less misery on Alabama prison-
ers with H.I.V. and their fami-
Brian Corbett, a spokesman
for the. Alabama Department of
Corrections, said the state is
"not prejudiced against H.I.V.-
positive inmates" and has
"worked hard over the years to
improve their health care, liv-
ing conditions and their activi-

Starting a

new exercise

plan for the

New Year!

W e come up %%ith a
million excuses
about -hy ,\ve
shouldn't or can't exercise.
but 'xe should reall-y keep in
mind the one reason exercise
is imperatie. ph,-siclal activity
improves the quality of life!
According to the U.S De-
partment of He.dlth and Hu-
man Services, adults should
get at least two hours and 30(
minutes of moderate-intensit-
aerobic actiitt, each ieek. In
addition, muscle strengthen-
ing activities that work all
major muscle groups. should
be done t\wo or more days a
if you are one of the 60 per-
cent of American:s .'"ho are not
active at the recommended
level, it can be ovenr, helping
to start an exercise plan. Here
are a few strategies for design-
ing a fitness plan that V. ill
help you achieve your optimal
physical health:
1. Set an achievable goal
- Whether you are training for

a inraathon, looking to shed
a fe%\ pounds or just try-
ing to improve your overall
health, setting an obtainable.
sustainable goal helps you to
track ,your progress and \\ill
give ,ou the motivation to be
successful. Gradually ,o'.'rk
up to ',our ultimate fitness
goals by setting smaller goals
along the way.
2. Plan around your
life Ircorporate activities
in ,'our plan that you en-
jo' and that work for ,your
lifestyle. It is not necessary
that \ou iuse the machines
at the ,ym to eet the recom-
mended amount of exercise
Aerobic activities can include
taking a dance class, jogging
around the track, climbinie
the stairs at work. going on
a brisk walk \with the kids.
jumping rope. gardening
or playing tennis. Choose
the activities that ',you enjo
the most and work out at
the tume of the day that you
feel the most energized If

\13ci don't have the time to
do your entire workout all
at once, split it up itto 10
minute sessions throughout
the da\.
3. Be consistent Start
out slow anid continue at
',IOLl onr pace. Rotate the
intensity arid variety ocf fit-
ness activities each day so
you, don't et burned out
or bored. You don't ha' e to
stop exercising just because
of soreness since pain may
subside the more consis-
tently ,you exercise Howev-
er, if you experience severe
pain, stop exercising-and
consult your doctor.
4. Build a support

Senior citizens and

sexual expression

Caregivers are starting to embrace

the sensual lives of elderly patients


system int'.rm your Inernds.
family and co-workers about
your fitness goals and ask
them to support you. Team
up with someone with similar
fitness goals or hire a ph'. sic al
trainer to help keep you moti-
vated and hod holyou account-
able to your goals.
5. Reward yourself-
Ti ack the pro-ess of each of
our fitness. goals. Once you
have reached each goal, give
yourself a non-food reward
such as a spa day, new
clothes or a special outiing.
Stfariig an exercise plan
may not be easy, but it is vital
to your health and, v.lliness
Please turn to EXERCISE 11B

By Matt Perry

Birds do it. Bees do it. And
so do grandmothers and
Touching, intimacy and sex
are central pleasures to the
human experience; yet don't
stop when older adults qualify
for Medicare.
Common misperceptions
about sex and aging that
sex is reserved for the young,
virile and wrinkle-free are
being challenged by a small
yet growing movement of
sex educators determined to
celebrate sexual health at any
"It gives them more joy,
more health, a gleam in their
eye," said the San Francisco
Bay Area's Joan Price, author
of the book Naked at Our
Age: Talking Out Loud about
Senior Sex.
Adults over 50 are the fast-
est growing demographic for
online dating sites, accord-
ing to a recently study from
UCLA's department of psy-
chology. Yet while older adults
often value companionship
over passion and marriage,
experts say frisky behavior
by seniors should never be
"I hesitate to generalize that

they're only having gentle, in-
timate moments," said Mela-
nie Davis, co-president of the
national Sexuality and Aging
Consortium. "Older adults can
have really hot sex."
But not, typically, in long-
term care facilities.
In fact, the aging with sex
movement is targeting these
highly regulated facilities as
bastions of uptight Puritanical
thought staffed by adminis-
trators and caregivers uncom-
fortable with sex especially
granny sex.
"Nobody wants to hear
about grandma having sex,"
said Gayle Appel Doll, director
of Kansaa State University's
Center on Aging.

Nationwide, most long-term
care facilities have no official
written policy about han-
dling sexual expression, said
Peggy Brick, a champion of
sex and intimacy in later life
and former director of educa-
tion at Planned Parenthood of
Greater Northern New Jersey.
"Most places don't have one
and need one," says Brick.
"Untrained staff may feel very
uncomfortable because of
Please turn to HEALTH 11B

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

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This is your brain on sugar
- for real. Scientists have used
imagmng tests to show- for the
first time that fructose, a sugar
that saturates the Amencan
diet, can trigger brain changes
that may lead to overeating.
After drinking a fructose be\-
erage, the brain doesn't regis-
ter the feeling of being full as
it does when simple glucose is
consumed, researchers found
It's a small study and does
not prove that fructose or its

relative, high-fructose corn
si rup. can cause obesity, but
experts say it adds envdence
the, may play a role. These
sugars often are added to pro-
cessed foods and beverages,
and consumption has risen
dramatically since the 1970s
along with obesity. A third of
U.S. children and teens arid
more than two-thirds of adults
are obese or overweight.
All sugars are not equal -
even though they contain the
same amount of caJones be-
cause they are metabolized

differently in the body. Table
sugar is sucrose, which is half
fructose half glucose. High-
fructose corn syrup is 55 per-
cent fructose and 45 percent
glucose Some nutrition ex-
perts say this sv.eetener may
pose special risks, but others
and the industry reject that
claim, And doctors say we eat
too much sugar in all forms.
For the stud,. scientists
used magnetic resonance im-
aging. or MRi. scans to track
blood oflow in the brain in 20
young, normal-weight peo-

pie before and after they had
drinks containing glucose or
fructose in two sessions sev-
eral weeks apart.
Scans showed that drinking
glucose "turns off or suppress-
es the activity of areas of the
brain that are critical for re-
waid and desire for food," said
one study leader, Yale Univer-
sity endocrinologist Dr. Robert
Sherwin With fructose, "we
don't see those changes," he
said. "As a result, the desire to
eat continues it isn't turned

What's convincing, said Dr.
Jonathan Purnell, an endocri-
nologist at Oregon Health &
Science University, is that the
imaging results mirrored how
hungry the people said they
felt, as well as what earlier
studies found in animals.
"It implies that fructose, at
least with regards to promoting
food intake and weight gain, is
a bad actor compared to glu-
cose," said Purnell. He wrote a
commentary that appears with
the federally funded study in
the Journal of the American

Medical Association.
Researchers now are testing
obese people to see if they re-
act the same way to fructose
and glucose as the normal-
weight people in this study did.
What to do? Cook more at
home and limit processed
foods containing fructose and
high-fructose corn syrup, Pur-
nell suggested. "Try to avoid
the sugar-sweetened bever-
ages. It doesn't mean you can't
ever have them," but control
their size and how often they
are consumed, he said.

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King's family and their live- w lout r. conratuations

KING her life. She fought for years to the real killer of her- husband. had been thrust into the fore- J sti'

continued from 8B

his legacy.
As for King's widow, Coretta
Scott went forward and kept her
late husband's message alive
through her social rights activ-
ism that continued throughout

make King's birthday a national
holiday and wasi rn.-l success-
ful in 1986.
She embraced many contro-
versial issues including her sup-
port of gay marriage and her be-
lief that her husband's alleged
killer, James Earl Ray, was not

Coretta died peace' i i her
sleep on January 30. 20. at
the age of 78. CoretLa once .
"I had a growing sei.- that I .:.
involved in sometniln so Im.h
greater than myself, something
of profound historic importance.
I came to the realization that we

front of a movement to liberate
oppressed people, not only in
lMontgomrery but also throughout
and this movement
S -ide implications. I felt
bless o i 1 hii.ir been called to be
a part of such I, noble and his-
toric cause."

Congratulations on your ac-
complishment with Delta Epsi-
lon Iota as well as your gradu-
ation with honors in Physical
Education from Florida Inter-
national University.
We always knew that your
hard work and perseverance
would lead to success. We love
The Johnson, Clarit and
Crawford families.


continued from 10B

attitudes towards older people
and sex."
The topic is often taboo inside
facilities or specialty wings that
provide round-the-clock care
for residents.
"They don't have privacy,
they don't have a ways to lock
their doors generally," laments
Yet administrators and staff
members have their own con-
"A lot of women tend to be
caregivers in nursing homes
and are worried about being
preyed upon," said Gayle Appel
Doll, author of the book, Sexu-
ality and Long-Term Care.
Weighing the privacy rights of
patients and the responsibili-
ties of caregiving can be a har-
rowing balancing act that of-
ten creates a chilling effect on

hot behavior.
The resulting "de-sexualized"
atmosphere can produce ex-
treme reactions. Many facilities
actively prevent intimate be-
haviors even before they begin.
At some, male residents who
masturbate or make unwanted
advances are reported to phy-
sicians as "that dirty old man."
In extreme cases, residents are
moved to a separate wing or
even another facility.
Following Brick's lecture at
one residential care facility, the
girlfriend of a man with Parkin-
son's disease realized that the
two lovebirds had the right to
intimacy and asked staff for a
double bed they could share.
Cuddling, as it turned out, was
the one behavior that relaxed
him and stilled many effects of
the disease.
While there's no data on the
percentage of long-term care
facilities with policies sup-

New video messaging

continued from 9B

time had come," says Kelly, who
has also invested in the private
social network Path and online
movie service Fandor.
In Evergram's short life, it's
learned how to deliver mes-

sages for weddings and an-
niversaries with "thousands"
of messages to "thousands" of
users, Seay says. But what of
his original inspiration the
That has yet to happen, but
it could, with some forward

porting sexual expression, the
numbers are agonizingly low.
"The first problem is getting
in the door," laments Davis.
"It's absolutely easier to not
talk about it."

Sexuality and aging experts
loudly call for more education
to show staff members that
older adult desires are not just
normal, but spawn happier


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such as diabetes, heart dis-
ease or arthritis, you should
talk to your doctor about
your exercise plans to make
sure they will work with your

health condition.
For more information about
developing an exercise plan
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72, retired, died
January 3 at
son's home.
brother, Audley
Strachan; son,
William DC.
Clark; daughter,
Beverly McCants and a host of
nieces, nephews, grandchildren
and great grandchildren. Viewing
3-8 p.m., Friday in the chapel.
Service 12 p.m., Saturday at New
Birth Baptist Church.

ARTHUR CARTER, 79, attorney,
died December
31. Service
11 a.m.,
Saturday at "';
New Beginning .
Baptist Church. ..

died January 5.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the

retired I.L.A.,
died January 7
at JMH North
(Vitas Hospice).
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Mt. Calvary '
Missionary '"
Baptist Church.

January 5. Service 9:30 a.m.,
Saturdayat Faith Community
Baptist Church.

35, landscaper, died January 5.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Hadley Davis MLK
ERNST RAJKUMAR, 31, plumb-
er, died January
4 in Lumbert-
son, North Car-
olina. Service
10 a.m., Satur- 2
day in the cha-

ALPHONSO HEATH, 51, labor-
er, died Janu-
ary 1 at North A
Shore Hospital. .
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel. .

cook, died December 26 at Jack-
son Plaza Rehabilitation Nursing
Home. Services 2 p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

WILLIE MANN, 70, laborer died
January 7 at home. Arrangements
are incomplete.

died December 22. Services were

DONNIE SMITH, 74, died De-
cember 31. Services were held.

December 28. Services were held

Eason and Benton
58, disabled,
died January 2
at home. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the





Alfonso M. Richardson
ALEX BARR, 90, taxi cab owner
and driver, died
December 30 at
home. Survived
by daughter: Ms.
Vannie Delores
Mrs. Sandra R.
Barr; sons, Alex
Graham (Ft.
Lauderdale), Benjamin McClary
(Springfield Gardens, N.Y);
brother, James Barr Kingstree
(S.C); sisters, Mrs. Dellla Landy
(Philadelphia, PA.), Mrs. Deloris
Williams (Henderson, N.C.); a very
special friend, companion, Mrs.
Dollie Bailey; special cousins, Mrs.
Jackie and Ms. Jemetta Burroughs
.Miamn, two brother-in-laws; three
sister-in-laws; grands and great
grands. Viewing 4-8 p.m., Friday
in the chapel. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Ebenezer United
Methodist Church.

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
laborer, died
January 4 at r;,
home. Service --% ,
12 p.m.,
Saturday in the '.
chapel. ,

laborer, died
January 3.
are incomplete.

minister, died January 5.
Arrangements are incomplete.

LENA EASON, 76, died
December 22. Services were held.

JOYCE TAYLOR, 82, died
December 25. Services were held.

died December 25. Services were

MAYCO SIMON JR., 30, died
December 24. Services were held.

December 27. Services were held.

66, production .
line woker,
died January .'
2 at home. "
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Bethany
M.B. Church.

worker, died
January 6 at
home. Service
12 p.m.,
Saturday at
Church of God
of Prophecy.

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died January 2
at Metropolitan
Hospital Vitas
Hospice Care.
Viewing 1-4
p.m., Friday
at Evangelist
Mission Church
of God In Christ,

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Perrine, Fl. Viewing 6-
Friday at Glendale Baptist
14580 SW 117 Avenue, M
33180. Service 11 a.m.,
at Glendale Baptist Churcl

31, Services were held.

football player, .
died January "
5 at Aventura ..
H o s p i t a I "
Viewing 4-9
p.m., Friday
in the chapel.
Services 12
p.m., Saturday at 93rd Co
Baptist Church.

Wright and Young
died January
2 at Jackson
Me m o rial
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
Antioch MBC of .

WALTER D. HANDY, 52, died
on December 30 at UM Hospital.
Royal Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the
l chapel.

98, retired after
being one of ,;
the first African
Am e ri c a n
School Bus
Driver in Miami
Dade County
Schools and
also one of
the pioneers of the City of Miami
Gardens, died December 30 at Villa
Maria Nursing Home. Viewing 4-8
p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church in Miami Gardens.

retired school
administrator, .
died January 6
at home. The
viewing and
Omega service,
4-9 p.m., Friday s
at the church. ,an
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at First Baptist Church of
Bunche Park.

retired nursing
assistant, died
January 2. She
is survived: by
her husband,
Vernal A.
dau g h ters,
Wins o me
Foster-Stewart (Everett) and Hilary
Fray Cenaturs (Benjamin); son,
Patrick G.A. Wilson (Kleta Henry);
seven grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren and a host of other
relatives and friends. Service 12
p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove
M.B. Church.

January 5. Service 2 p.m., Saturday
at Brownsville Church of Christ.

on December 18. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Antioch MBC of Miami

Florida Cremations
died December
26 at Kindred
Hospital .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the

E.H. Zion
23, laborer, died December 22.
Service 12 p.m., in the chapel.


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soon about your departed
loved one? Keep them
in your memory with an
in memorial or a happy
birthday remembrances in
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HARRIS, 86, retired from
Jackson Memorial Hospital
(JMH) as Clerk III, Medical
Records Department, died
DAY, 84, January 6.
Mother Harris has been an
active member for 67 years of
S The Historic New Mount Zion
S Missionary Baptist Church of
'' Seminola, Hialeah, FL. She
moved from Liberty City, Mi-
r ami, FL to Hialeah, FL after
marrying Andrew Harris, Sr.
in 1946, whom she had met
*9 p.m., in the 1940's while attend-
Church, ing classes at Dorsey Senior
liami, FL High School. Harris preceded
Saturday her in death in 2005. To this
h. union three children resulted,
Andrew Harris, Jr. (deceased),
HARRIS, Dr. Altheria Harris-Ebohon
and Dr. Shirley Harris-Jones
of Tallahassee, FL.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at the Historic New Mt. Zion
VS, 27, Missionary Baptist Church of
Seminola, 500 West 23 St.,
Hialeah, FL 33010. Arrange-
ments entrusted to Hall Fer-
guson Hewitt.

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01/09/48- 11/11/07

Love always, Sherrianne,
Willie, Shirlenia, Willie, Jr.
and family.

In Memoriam

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The family of the late,

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gratefully acknowledges your
kindness and expressions of
sympathy whether you sang a
song or verbalized your mem-
ories, your visits, prayers,
cards, telephone calls, mon-
etary donations, floral ar-
rangements and covered
dishes were all appreciated.
Special thanks to Range
Funeral Home staff for their
excellent services rendered,
The Anointed Men of Proph-
ecy, Bishop Wantworth Heron
and members of Love Fellow-
ship Ministries, Bishop Eu-
stace Clarke and members of
Ridgeway Church of God of
Prophecy, Homestead Church
of God of Prophecy Choir and
Southern Memorial Park
The Woods Family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

aka "BIG WILL"
11/02/1982 01/09/2010

It's been three years since
God called you home. We
miss you.
Love always, your family
and friends.




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In loving memory of,

10/25/1941 01/13/2004

Richard, I thank you for
all the happy years that we
shared together. You were a
wonderful husband, father
and grandfather. You pro-
vided for our every need. We
loved you and you loved us
and that's all that matter.
Richard, we miss you, your
wife, children, grandchildren
and a host of relatives.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

11/01/1922 01/06/2012

One year has passed since
God called you home. Not a
single day has passed without
loving thoughts and memo-
ries of you.
Missing and loving you al-
ways, Your sister, Mamie;
niece, Nena and family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

01/10/35 07/23/10

Love, The Hicks Family.

11/11/90 01/13/11

Two years ago today my son,
Darius was laid away, part of
my heart had faded away and
I visit about every day.
Jesus I know that you are
the way and I will continue to
pray each and every day. I
In loving memories, mom, ,
dad, brothers, sisters, host of a
family and friends.

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By Amy O'leary
In a five-story town house on East 49th Street,
novelists, artists and editors gathered last month
for one of the more lavish literary parties of the
season, hosted by Scott Asen, a financier who sits
on the board of The Paris Review. Fine-featured
girls in Pre-Raphaelite dresses swayed to a four-
piece Dixieland band as one guest whispered,
"There are more literary people here than any-
Between cocktails, thick slices of pink roast beef
were plated and passed around, and Ann Marlowe,
the writer and critic, approached a young Black
woman seated at a long kitchen table.
"You're the woman with the magazine, aren't
you?" she asked.
She is. As the editor of the fledgling literary jour-
nal, The American Reader, Uzoamaka Maduka, a
25-year-old Princeton graduate, is proof that even
in this iPhone age, some paper-based dreams have


The cover of the first issue.of The American
Reader, middle, crinkled badly and was re-
vamped for the second issue, right. Its design
was copied from an obscure midcentury French
political journal, Le Contrat Social, left.
rot died: bright young things, it seems, are still
coming to New York, smoking too much and start-
ing perfect-bound literary journals.
On the night of Asen's party, The American Read-
er was just a week away from deadline for its third

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-Photo/Yana Paskova
LITERARY FIGURE: Uzoamaka Maduka, editor in chief of The American Reader, in her
New York office last month.

-Photo/Patrick McMullan
FINDING HER WAY: Uzoamaka Maduka, far
left, with Cricket Burns, center, and Clellie Wohl-
forth in July at a party for Scene magazine.
issue. The fact the magazine has printed anything
at all has left many to'wonder: how did this young
woman, with no special family or literary connec-
tions, manage to wrangle some big names around
the unlikeliest of projects a monthly literary
The answer is that Maduka, or Max to her
friends, has combined an unusual charisma with
sheer determination to meet the right people, find
Please turn to MADUKA 3C

Maduka and her executive editor (and on-
again, off-again boyfriend), Jac Mullen.

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Tasting freedom, at last,

in black, white and sepia


Haitian emigre pens

Courage to Believe

Miami Times staff report

Kevin Dorival, 32, knows
how tough is to make the
right choices when there
are all kinds of temptations
around you. And while this
proud Haitian-American is
now a budding entrepreneur,
inspirational speaker and
mentor, his recently-released
autobiography, Courage to
Believe, details the road he
took from promising athlete

By Felicia R. Lee

First, there was the big ques-
tion, which Deborah Willis and
Barbara Krauthamer had been
talking about for years: What
does freedom look like? Then
there .'.as. the small, somber
face of Dolly, whose photo-
graph the two women, both
academics, had come across
separately in their research

ing a "$50 Reward!!" for the
return of Dolly to her owner in
Augusta, Ga.
It was curiosity about both
the question and the intriguing
Dolly whose image haunts
historical archives but whose
fate is unknown that drove
these historians to produce the
book "Envisioning Emancipa-
tion: Black Americans and
the End of Slavery," just out

Jan. 1, the book brings togeth-
er more than 150 images -
half never seen by the public
- that depict the many ways
slavery, Emancipation and
freedom were represented by
photography during the Civil
War era and beyond.
It is the latest in a recent
spate of projects linked to
Emancipation and the Civil
War that has contributed to a

to street hustler. When a se-
ries of bad decisions landed
him in jail he knew he had
to find the courage to change
the direction of his life.
Dorival says because of two
special women, his mother
and Sonji Wyche, his fifth
grade teacher at Park Ridge
Elementary, and with the
favor of God, he was able to
escape the pull of the streets,
complete his education and
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Al Jazeera to buy Gore's

troubled cable channel

By Brian Stelter
The Al Jazeera televi-
sion network has become
a dominant force in Middle
East communications
as well as an expanding
influence elsewhere, but
up until now it has had
trouble breaking through

in the United
States with a
little watched
channel that
is not widely
No longer. JAZEERA
With the sale
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-The Liberty Congress
A 1905 Emancipation Day parade in Richmond, Va., in "Envisioning Emancipation,"
which illustrates how slavery and freedom were depicted in photos.

and wondered about ever
since. It was affixed to a hand-
written wanted notice from
1863, under a headline offer-

from Temple University Press.
Published to coincide with
the 150th anniversary of the
Emancipation Proclamation on

national conversation about
that war's legacy, including
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
and an exhibition, "The Civil

-Photo/Benjamin Norman
Barbara Krauthamer, left,
and Deborah Willis, histori-
War and American Art," at the
Smithsonian American Art
Museum in Washington. The
preliminary Emancipation
Proclamation was displayed at
sites around New York State
this fall.
Dr.. Willis, a professor and
the chairwoman of the depart-
ment of photography and imag-
ing at the Tisch School of the
Arts at New York University,
and Dr. Krauthamer, an assis-
tant professor of history at the
University of Massachusetts-
Amherst, said that in compil-
ing the book they hoped to ex-
pand the photographic record
in a way that would stimulate
fresh considerations of race
and freedom. They spent years
searching museums, libraries
and other archives around the
country, poring over more than
1,000 photographs.
"We wanted a range of imag-
es that showed the scope of the
thinking about what freedom
looked like," said Dr. Willis in a
joint interview with Dr. Krau-
thamer in the library of
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-Photo/Paul Bruinooge
Maduka with Amparo Brookfield last
month at the Young Collectors Exhibi-
tion afterparty.


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St. Paul AME's Pastor wedding party a
-Bernard Anderson had inc 1 u d e d:
the honor of officiating the Bernasha Anderson, maid
wedding of his daughter Olitha of honor; Wesley Brunson,
B. Anderson and Aaron best man; Mysia
W. Brunson as family Anderson, Kendra
members observed. .. Pollock, Kenesha
Those in attendance Pollock, Joy
with Bernard and Ollie Brunson, Courtney
Anderson, parents of Brunson and
the bride, included: India Anderson,
Anthony and Loretta Jr., bridesmaids;
Brunson, parents of Aryana Womack,
the groom; James CUNNINGHAM flower girl; Aubrey
and Betty Simon, Brunson, Jr., Phillip
grandparents of the bride; and Brunson, Chris Pierre,
Eddie and Juanita Brunson, Artium Arbyumi, Warren
Sr., grandparents of the groom. Rogers, groomsmen; Aaron
Other members of the Brunson, Jr., ring bearer;

Aidan Brunson, honorary ring
bearer; and Destiny Brunson,
Debra Blackman, Chelsea
Clark, Deandre Green,
Shemariah Bennett and
Zachary Bennett, ushers.
The bride arrived in a white
Rolls Royce and was escorted
by her father. Upon reaching
the altar, she and her husband

participated in a traditional
ceremony with the addition
of the "Lord's Prayer" and the
ritual of jumping the broom.
Following the recessional,
the bride and groom led the
entourage to The Renaissance
of Coral Gables for the
reception and celebration
before going on a honeymoon
in Las Vegas.
Deacon William
Cunningham, 89, left a
legacy when he died Dec. 11,
and was funeralized at the
Church of God of Prophecy
where many people came to
pay tribute including Lily Q.
Oden, councilwoman whose
resolution highlighted many of
the contributions Cunningham
made to the City of Miami
Gardens. "Chatter" provided
music during the wake, playing
a medley of Christmas songs.

What's in a baby's name? A whole lot of stress

Names, like fashion,
By Lionel Beehner

Thank you, Uma Thurman.
The actress named her new
baby this is true Rosa-
lind Arusha Arkadina Altalune
Florence Thurman-Busson.
Hollywood has a long tradi-
tion of foisting upon babies
names such as Banjo, Moxie
and River. Politics, too, has
been a godsend for goofy moni-
kers such as Tagg or Tripp.
As a new dad, the whole pro-
cess reminded me of just how
stressful I found naming our
new baby son. Was it always
like this?

go in and out of style
Amazon.com heaves with
books providing parents with
advice. But the books only
further play on our neuroses.
The zillion parenting websites
are also patronizing. (Top baby
names for "future achievers,"
according to MomsWhoThink.
com? Andrew and Addison.)

Things used to be sim-
pler. The top baby names for
newborn boys and girls in the
1880s were John and Mary.
The only thing that changed
half a century later was that
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Too many names come\off as overly self-conscious or
precious. We also worried about monikers that sounded
like good pet names.

Maduka propels herself through literary world

continued from 1C

the right parties and propel
herself into the city's literary
set, even before the magazine
has produced much in the
way of writing. Her personality
presents a stark contrast to the
clubby and often critical liter-
ary party scene, with a warm,
open nature that has built a
parade of new best friends -
along with admiring profiles
in The New York Observer and
The Daily Beast.
"All of a sudden we found
ourselves on fast-forward, al-
most," said Julian Tepper, the
novelist, who met Maduka last
June at his own book party.
"All I can remember is be-
ing very good friends." "It's no
wonder people have responded
so well to her, and so quickly,"
he added.
The journal's masthead alone
makes for interesting reading.
Her editors and advisers lean
heavily toward Princeton con-

nections, sprinkled with writ-
ers, poets, a MacArthur "ge-
nius" grant recipient and two
women more frequently pho-
tographed than written about.
The memoirist and former
Vogue writer Stephanie LaCa-
va and Shala Monroque, occa-
sional muse to Miuccia Prada,
make it a better-dressed list
than usual..
"It sounded intriguing and a
bit insane," said Ben Marcus,
the novelist who joined The
American Reader as its fiction
editor in the fall. He was re-
cruited by an e-mail that was
part fan letter, part cold call.
When he met Maduka and
her executive editor (and on-
again, off-again boyfriend),
Jac Mullen, at Le Monde on
the Upper West Side, Maduka
had already ordered Cham-
pagne for the table. They said
he could edit three pieces of
fiction each month, but he
remained skeptical.
"No matter what objections I
raised," he said, "Max seemed

gorgeously undeterred."
While The American Reader
aspires to publish important
fiction, poetry and criticism,
the most interesting thing
about the project may be the
editor in chief herself.
Born to Nigerian parents and
raised in Maryland, Maduka is
easily mistaken for well over six
feet tall (she is 5-foot-11, "it's
all hair and heels," she said,
laughing), and wears span-
dex, turbans and kimonos as
easily as a floor-length gown.
She smokes with relish and is
a practicing Catholic eager to
defend her beliefs, attending
weekly mass at St. Ignatius
Loyola on Park Avenue with
Mullen, who became Catholic
while they dated at Princeton.
The idea for the journal came
after Mullen was injured in a
freakish skating accident last
year. As he was stuck at home
for months with his leg in a
cast, the two talked over ev-
erything, the way they did in
college. They felt the literary

Middle East breaks into U.S. market

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of Al Gore's Current TV cable
network to Al Jazeera, the
Qatar-government financed
news giant will have a chance
to reach an estimated 40 mil-
lion American homes. Current
TV has been a colossal flop in
terms of viewership and qual-
ity, but its sale will make yet
another fortune for the former
vice president who has become
wealthy through investments in
so-called "green" companies.
In yet another example of the
hypocrisy of wealthy left-wing-
ers, Gore, who will receive an
estimated $100 million of the
reported half-billion-dollar sale
price, made sure the transac-

tion took place by the end of
2012 so as to avoid the higher
taxes that went into effect as
part of President Obama's soak-
the-rich fiscal cliff ultimatum.
But there's more to this story
than the way the former Demo-
cratic Party standard-bearer
parlayed a vanity project into a
financial windfall. Rather, it is
the way he will assist the plan'
of Al Jazeera, which has long
been rightly dismissed by the
American public as a platform
for Islamist and anti-American
and anti-Israel propaganda, to
elbow its way into the U.S. me-
dia market and compete with
cable news giants like CNN and
MSNBC, if not the more popu-
lar Fox News. Though, as the
New York Times noted, there

is little evidence that there is
any real demand among main-
stream viewers for an English
language version of the favorite
network of Al Qaeda and other
Islamists, the acquisition of
Current and the creation of a.
new Al Jazeera English channel
will mean the network's biased
outlook on the Middle East and
the United States will be far
more widely available here than
ever before.
Though it is hard to imagine
that the new Al Jazeera will
ever be anything more than a
niche network with little influ-
ence on the American politi-
cal discussion, the key to the
success of this very ambitious
scheme will be in the market-
ing of its new incarnation.


world had become too hermet-
ic, especially for readers under
"So many, of the voices in fic-
tion that are out there are deep-
ly neurotic white male stories
of how, 'Oh, I had weird sex, I
can't figure things out, I'm go-
ing to ramble for 300 pages,
you better sit still because I'm
a tour de force,' Maduka said.


-Photo/Charles L. Blockson
Multiracial emancipated slaves, originally from Louisi-
ana, in an 1863 photo in "Envisioning Emancipation."

Slave-era look book

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the photography department at
Tisch. "We consciously looked
for Black photographers; we
consciously looked for images
of women, whose stories have
often not been included."
Mostly, she added, they
sought evocative photographs
of everyday life, to form a col-
lection that could serve, in
Dr. Krauthamer's words, as "a
family album" of "the collec-
tive African-American experi-
What they found were main-
ly "images that have gone
missing from the, historical
record," Dr. Willis said. There
are pictures of enslaved people
on plantations, but also well-
off Black families in tender
poses, proud Black Union sol-
diers, escaped slaves aboard
a Union warship, Emancipa-
tion Day celebrations and re-
unions of former slaves. There
are portraits of unknown
Black men and women who
stepped into / photography
studios in their Sunday best
to assert and showcase their
new, postslavery self-images,
along with -well-known sub-
jects like Frederick Douglass
(who never smiled for photos)
and Sojourner Truth, whose
images were widely distribut-

ed for political purposes.
"There is a visceral kind of
understanding you get from
images like these that you
don't get from text," Eric Fon-
er, a history professor at Co-
lumbia University, said of the
record compiled by Dr. Wil-
lis and Dr. Krauthamer. Dr.
Foner, whose book "The Fiery
Trial: Abraham Lincoln and
American Slavery" won a Pu-
litzer, said the notion of Afri-
can-Americans as key players
in shaping history was sec-
ond nature to scholars, but
"still hasn't percolated out to
the general historical under-
He added, "I do think imag-
es like this can be very, very
Khalil Gibran Muhammad,
director of the Schomburg
Center for Research in Black
Culture at the New York Pub-
lic Library, said the book
helped "expand the visual
record to' show the infinite
-variety of the ways we -lived
and the ways we expressed
ourselves." (Dr. Willis is also
curator of "Visualizing Eman-
cipation,". an exhibition at the
Schomburg Center through
March 16, which presents 171
photographs, letters and oth-
er documents, including 15
images also in ."Envisioning





Laelanie Nieves talks

about the color of passion

A mash-up of Il o
photography Smuels

and art I",'
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The ability to create is indeed
a divine gift The mere skill of
capturing moments in an ar-
tistic manner is a rare talent.
Laelanie Nieves manages to
achieve both .\with her one-of-a
kind pieces that encapsulates
life and the complexities of an
artist's imagination.
"Since childhood, I loved to
paint.". Nieves said. "It was my
escape from reality."
Nieves uses a unique blend of
photography and oil paintings
to breathe life into her work
The artist says that she draws
influence from within.
"Honduras has influenced
the vision of my artwork the
beautiful scenery, culture and
all the memories that I expe-
rienced during my childhood
can be seen in my paintings."
Nieves said.
Like most artists. Nieves
seeks to evoke an emotional
response \with her art. A promi-
nent and reoccurring image in

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A collection of work by painter and photographer Laela-
nie Nieves.

most of her work is Buddha. a
figure that Nieves believes to
be an image associated with
the response that she is tr,,inr2
to achieve.
"The Buddha representation
in my paintings is about medi-
tation and spiritual connec-
tion pro', hiding hairmon', in the
colors, shapes surrounding the
concept." Nieves said.
The artist went on to say that
her goal is to inspire inner-
peace and harmony,
While the artist has shown
at numerous art shows, she
has not become complacent in
her approach to art. Evolution
and experimentation is very
important to the artist.
"I'm a multifaceted person,"
Nieves said. "I like to experi-
ment with the art that I do."
Nieves will be showcasing a
collection of her work on Jan.
12th at 7 p.m. in the "Art Fu-
sion Gallery" located on 3550
N. Miami Ave.

We love the poetic look in this picture and the sentimental kiss that Coretta is
sharing as well. The cape, the ornate hat and earrings are simply dreamy.

The woman behind the

clothes and a King
By Ju'lia Samuels
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Coretta Scott King is known primarily as
the \omran behind the influential Martin
Luther King Jr. While King was known for
many things, her iconic style is seldom
mentioned, which is interesting considering
that her style is as timeless as her contri-
bution to history. Like the changes that
Coretta and her husband wanted to see
take place. Coretta's style manages to fit in
seamlessly with the current times. Coretta
wore ensembles that could adorn by the

chicest and classiest women of today, and
it is for that reason that her style must also
be celebrated along with her husband's
legacy. If the style icon's aesthetic could
be summed up in simple terms, it would
be classic, timeless and alluring. Coretta
knew the perfect way to dress up the most
basic of ensembles with the ideal brooch or
pillbox hat and she didn't shy a\ta from
lavish floral prints. It all came together in
a look that women strive to achieve to this
very day Her appreciation of colors down
to accessories can be seen in every look
that she executed. A few, of the essentials
needed to achieve Coretta's classic look
include: Capes, ornate hats. extravagant
brooches, polychromatic pearls and red

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M-DC and Procter &

Gamble's lesson in giving



By Ju'lia Samuels

Everything from the scarf to clutch is an embodiment of classic style.

In the spirit of giving, hundreds of at-risk students across Miami Dade County received over than
290,000 personal hygiene products from Procter & Gamble. The products were unloaded and sepa-
rated for distribution to local schools with the highest dropout rates in Miami.
Elizabeth Mejia, the executive director of communities and schools of Miami said that they were
surprised and honored to be able to provide Miami students with the products and teach them about
the spirit of giving. Dorothy Wallace Cope, Carol City Senior High and Miami Northwestern Senior
High were among some of the schools.



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By Rick Hampson

It was Watch Night, when the faith-
ful waited for the new year as their
ancestors had waited for midnight
on Dec. 31, 1862. The following day,
in the middle of the Civil War, Abra-
ham Lincoln signed the Emancipation
Proclamation, freeing slaves across
the South.
Today our nation has just re-elect-
ed a Black president who hangs in
his Oval Office a signed copy of the
Emancipation Proclamation. This, the
executive order's 150th anniversary,
is the first major one when Black peo-
ple can fairly be called free.
The sesquicentennial is being
marked by speeches, ceremonies,
books, exhibits, conferences and ser-
vices. You can visit the Smithsonian
and see the inkstand Lincoln used
when he drafted it; you can go to the
Massachusetts Historical Society in
Boston and .see the pen he used to
sign it.
But on this anniversary, no less
than its first or its 100th; Americans
are still working through why and
how the Emancipation Proclamation
came into being, what it meant and
what it wrought. Everyone learned in
school that the Emancipation Procla-
mation freed the slaves. Only it didn't
free -all of them in law; it didn't free
most of them, in fact; and eventually,
with the collapse of Reconstruction
in the 1870s, it didn't leave many of
them materially better off than they
were in 1862. Rutgers historian Louis
Masur says that because real freedom
for the slaves came so long after 1863
and required so much more than one
edict, the proclamation is under-ap-
preciated, rarely read and widely mis-

The Emancipation Proclamation
was a wartime order designed and
worded by a commander in chief
to achieve a limited military aim -
weaken the Confederacy not to end
slavery in the U.S. or make the former
slaves citizens. In fact, it freed only
slaves in parts of the Confederacy "in
rebellion" about 3.2 million of the
nation's four million slaves. Because
they were behind Confederate lines,
there was no way to immediately en-
force the order.
Emancipation did not apply to
areas of the South not in rebellion
(southern Louisiana) or to four slave-
owning border states (Maryland, Del-
aware, Kentucky, Missouri) that never
seceded. The order could not physi-
cally free most slaves, but on the day
it was issued it immediately liberated
tens of thousands, most in sections of
the Confederacy behind Union lines
specifically designated by Lincoln. As
Union armies advanced through the
South, more slaves were liberated by
the day.

Lincoln signed the Emancipation
Proclamation Jan. 1 but issued a pre-
liminary version Sept. 22, 1862, say-
ing he planned to make it official 100
days later. Yet in late 1862, Lincoln's
signature was far from certain. Critics
said the proposed order was unconsti-
tutional and unenforceable and would
incite the slaves to violent revolt.
Abolitionists, Black and white, wor-
ried Lincoln wouldn't go through with
it. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of
the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's
Cabin wrote, on Dec. 12, "Everybody I
meet in New England says to me v.ith
anxious earnestness. WIll the presi-
dent s d firm to his Proclamation?"

John Lewis says

his grandparents'

stories kept

him going.

United States Library of Congress
Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand meet
on October 3, 1862 after the Battle of Antietam.

In the end, what the president
signed was different from the prelimi-
nary version. He added a provision to
allow former slaves to join the Union
military forces and he dropped one for
resettling former slaves in Africa and
other places outside the U.S.

The Emancipation Proclamation is
not a stirring declaration of freedom.
The Gettysburg Address begins,
"Four score and'seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this conti-
nent a new nation ..." The proclama-
tion starts, "Whereas, on the twenty-
second day of September, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hun-
dre.d and sixty-two, a proclamation
was issued by the President of the
United States, containing, among oth-
er things, the following, to wit ... ":
The.proclamation reads like a dry
military order, which is what Lincoln
- fearing Union border-state back-
lash and Supreme Court review -
wanted. "These words were not meant
to excite anorione,' says Harold Holzier.
a Lincoln biographer. 'And by and
large, they' did not.'

"No one was more skeptical of the
Emancipation Proclamation than
the president who issued it," writes
'James Oakes in his new history,
Freedom National. Months before is-
suing the preliminary version, Lincoln
asked a group of abolitionists: "What
good would a proclamation of emanci-
pation from me do?"
Revisionists have argued that, de-
spite what generations were taught in
school, Lincoln issued the order only
under political pressure from aboli-
tionists in his Republican Party and
did not believe the races could co-ex-
ist in peace.
Lerone Bennett, Jr., former editor
of Ebony magazine, has described
Lincoln as a racist who dreamed of
an all-white America: "Every school-
child knows the story of 'the great
emancipator' who freed Negroes with
a stroke of the pen out of the good-
ness of his heart. The real Lincoln ...
was a conservative politician who said
repeatedly that he believed in white
Yet manr, hist,:rians. including
Oakes. say LiPgoln the emancipator

was far more enthusiastic than reluc-
He signed the proclamation even
though his party had lost congressio-
nal seats in the midterm election after
he issued the preliminary version.. In
November, he told a delegation from
Kentucky he'd "rather die than take
back a word of the Proclamation of
On Jan. 1, he said, "I never, in my
life, felt more certain that I was doing
right than I do in signing this paper."
Lincoln's work for emancipation
didn't stop there. He maneuvered to
gain passage in the House of the 13th
Amendment and to get the border
states to outlaw slavery. But to some,
this first major blow by a president
against slavery has always seemed to
come up short. Last year, at the un-
veiling of a signed copy of the proc-
lamation, President Obama imagined
how pundits today might sum up a
proclamation that emancipated but
did not end slavery: "Lincoln sells out
To evaluate rte- Ermancipauon Proc-

lamation on its 150th anniversary,
consider how it was observed in 1962
on its centennial, when Americans
gathered for a ceremony at the Lin-
coln Memorial. Or at least some did.
Not President Kennedy, who'd
backed out of speaking and was in
Newport for the America's Cup .Not
Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett,
who was defying a federal court
order to admit a Black applicant,
James Meredith, to the state univer-
sity at Oxford.
There were few white Southern
officials, who had no desire to com-
memorate emancipation, and few
civil rights leaders, incensed that
no Blacks were originally invited to
The main speaker, United Na-
tions Ambassador Adlai Stevenson,
delivered what Yale historian David
Blight calls "a Cold War speech" that
barely mentioned the burgeoning
civil rights movement.
For the Kennedy administration,
the "freedom" represented by the
Emancipation Proclamation was
good propaganda against totalitar-
ian communism. But at home, in
light of segregation imposed by state
Democratic regimes across the old
Confederacy, it was an embarrass-
SHistorian Robert Cook says the
proclamation's centennial was in-
herently problematic: When interna-
tional tensions made national unity
imperative, how could leaders ad-
mit that the reconciliation of North
'and South was based on selling out
black civil rights?
The result was a muted, awk-
ward observance. Congressman
John Lewis says he didn't attend
and doesn't even remember it taking
Yet he was at the Lincoln Memo-
rial 11 months later when hundreds
of thousands gathered for the March
on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. began his "I Have a Dream"
speech with an homage to Lincoln
and the proclamation, which King
called "a beacon of. light" for the
slaves, "a joyous daybreak to end the
long night of their captivity."
Then King said what had not been
said the previous year on the same
spot: A century after Emancipation,
"the Negro still is not free."
The rest, as they say, is history;
the movement led by King, Lewis and
others allowed the nation to realize
the ideals of emancipation taught in
its schools. Today, Lewis is 72, one
of the few surviving organizers of the
March on Washington. As the year
turns, he thinks about what he once
saw and heard and about those who
kept the meaning of emancipation
alive, New Year's after New Year's.
"Those stories made me want to do
something," he said. "You felt there
was other generations before you
that was involved in a struggle. And
that as a part of that tradition, iou
had to free yourself.




Young star of Beast' had a magical 2012

Quvenhane Wallis, nine, a sensation

on big screen and on the red carpet

By Bryan Alexander

Every Oscar season has its
heartwarming story.
This time, it might be the
tale of nine-year-old Quven-
zhan6 Wallis and her magical
2012. The first-time actress
began her wild ride a year ago
at the Sundance Film Festival
with her breakout performance
as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the
Southern Wild.
"We were under the impres-
sion that they would show the
movie and after Sundance that
would be it," says her mother,
Qulyndreia, who responded to
an audition call for young ac-
tors that took place near their
Houma, La., home. Quven-
zhan6 was just five, and her
mother says "we had no idea in
a million years that we would

All persons 65-years-old
or older, that pay property
taxes, should call Dade
County Collector's Office
for an application to file for
a hundred dollars ($100)
refund. You must have your
tax folio number on hand.

IU Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 class meeting
will be held Jan. 10th, at 7
p.m., at 870 NW 168 Dr. Call

x The King of Clubs of
Greater Miami Annual
Black & White Gala, will
be held Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at
The Double Tree Hotel & Spa
in Downtown Miami. Contact
Dr. Astrid Mack, 1-954-435-

..II '1
-Photo/Mary Cybulski
Every Oscar season has its
heart-warming story. This
year, it might be the tale of
young Quvenzhane Wallis
and her magical 2012.

SThe Alwayz Lady
Like Foundation will host
a free private viewing of
documentary Very Young
Girls, Jan. 4th, at 11 a.m.
at O'Cinema, 90 NW 29th
St. Contact Kia at 954-903-

a Miami-Dade National
Pan Hellenic Council
invites you to their Step
Show, Jan. 20th at 6 p.m.,
at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. Call

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

a Seed
Inc. offers

of Hope
free weekly

-Photo/H. Darr Beiser
It's been quite a year for
Quvenzhand Wallis, the
young star of the the indie
movie 'Beasts of the South-
ern Wild.'
be where we are today."
Beasts became a Sundance
sensation, taking top hon-
ors. Then the dreamy tale of

Call 305-761-8878.

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

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

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

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

Sacred Trust offers

a young girl surviving in a
harsh dystopian future wowed
audiences at the Cannes Film
Festival in May. The following
month the movie opened in
the U.S. to rave reviews film
critic Roger Ebert called Wallis
"a force of nature".
Meanwhile, Quvenzhane
charmed everyone in her path
from her first moments on
the Sundance red carpet to
her appearance on The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno.
And the young star could
shine just as brightly in 2013:
She's frequently mentioned as
a possible candidate for the
Academy Awards nominations
being announced Jan. 10.
"I've loved watching Quven-
zhan6 grow up uand conquer
one situation after another,"
says Beasts director Benh
"I really didn't think any
of this would happen," says
Quvenzhane. "It's been the
perfect year."

affordable and, supportive
housing assistance for low-
income veteran families
facing homelessness. Call

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

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

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

The Annual Zora Neale
Hurston Festival of the..
Arts and Humanities will
run from Jan. 26th to Feb. 3rd
this year in Eatonville, Fla.
More info at zorafestival.org.

With his long-anticipated debut album dropping in two weeks, rapper A$AP Rocky
should be gearing up for his first tour. Instead he's fighting off another lawsuit.
During the month of July in a store in Soho, customer Shenick Alcine claims A$AP at-
tacked him in a drug-fueled rage and now he's begun to take legal action against the
Harlem emcee. Recently, the Purple Swag rapper struck a plea deal that stemmed
from that July scuffle with a pair of amateur photographers. The incident involving
Alcine was allegedly caught on the camera by the two with their smart phones.

Last night a photographer was struck and killed by an SUV while attempting to
get a picture of Justin Bieber in his Ferarri, after the vehicle was pulled over by Los
Angeles police. Bieber, 18, was not even in the car. The vehicle was being driven by
his pal, 19-year-old rapper Lil Twist, who is Lil Wayne's prot6g&.
CIirin Guerra, the 29-year-old photographer, arrived at the scene, got out of his
car and crossed the street to take photos, but was directed by officers to return to
his car. He was reportedly struck and killed by an SUV as he went back across the
boulevard to his vehicle. The LAPD are investigating, but no charges have been filed.

The former NFL star has filed a lawsuit against two websites that posted footage
ofhim having sex with a tattooed woman. Johnson's lawsuit is against the websites
WorldStarHipHop.com and MediaTakeOut.com. The ex-husband of reality star Evelyn
Lozada claims the two websites posted stolen footage from lis home. Johnson is su-
ing for unspecified damages, plus, a court order blocking the websites from posting
the footage ever again. Since he issued a cease-and-desist letter last Thursday, both
websites have removed the tape. But, feeling the damage has already been done,
Johnson is continuing with his lawsuit.

Katt Williams can add one more to his long list of problems. The troublemaking
comedian has.been slapped with a four million dollar bill for unpaid taxes by the
Internal Revenue Service.i Unclie Sam has filed a tax lien against Williams, claiming
he ,:ve13.2 miiinllin in jba.: t '.es from 2008 and another $800,000 or so from 2009.
7Thr, ,., .Ire .e,:ord .lin f- against te arre-t-prone comedian by the tax authori-
ties. The Ir it i.re iwaji ifr i284 01i00 in 2010. Williams is facing a whole host of legal
S, ueJ" tiemm ni iromi v3ar:ius arr.et anrid assault charges. Most recently, he was
a'::usied or plhyi'c:j3y jCiaujiling womTi3an at an Oakland bar.

Kevin Dorival writes autobiography

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"tap into my intellectual power
to gain success and earn a de-
cent living in a world where the
odds were against underprivi-
leged Black children."
Dorival's book, focuses on
the power that comes when
one listens to the urgings of
God and is willing to admit
to and learn from the failures
of their past so that they can
move forward. As he says, I
had to acquire "mountain-
moving faith."
Today, with his book under
his arm and a powerful mes-
sage for youth in his heart,
Dorival, travels throughout
South Florida and often re-
turns to Haiti where he spends

a lot of his time at a local or-
phanage. In fact, a portion of
the book's proceeds go to the
Caribbean Fellowships Minis-
tries which funds programs for
Haitian orphans.
Last Saturday at a gala event,
Dorival held a book signing and
staged portions of his work in a
live performance at the African
American Research Library
in Fort Lauderdale. And while
his family and friends were
there to support his endeav-
ors, he says what excited him
most was being able to present
a bouquet of roses to his long
lost teacher Ms. Wyche.
S"She wasn't your ordinary
teacher she was in the Army
Reserves and was very strict
but had a great sense of hu-
mor," he said. "She taught us

with a mother's perspective
and insisted that we take our
lessons seriously. But she also
wanted to make sure we had
fun along the way."
Dorival presented Wyche
with a dozen roses at the event
and was finally able to express
his thanks. One of the char-
acters in his play is based on
Wyche as well.
"I thank God everyday for
giving me a second chance so
I use my new life to encour-
age others to believe in their
ability to reach their goals,"
he said. "I hope that through
my testimony others will see
there is light at the end of the
tunnel and that goodness does
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The importance of branding your baby

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Robert dethroned John for most
popular boy's name. Today's
top-trending baby names are
Sophia and Jacob. Or, if your
area code is 212, they are Isa-
bella and Jayden.
Too many baby names these
days feel lifted from a bad Bra-
vo reality show or broken Tom
Cruise marriage.
The evolution of baby names
mirrors that of corporate
branding. Just as iconic names
such as General Electric or
IBM have given way to Pinter-
est and Zynga, John and Mary
have made room for Moonbeam
and Zuma. It was only a matter
of time before you could out-
source the naming of your baby
to Corporate America. Earlier
this year, Groupon offered par-
ents the chance to name their

child Clembough for $1,000.
Names, like brands, go in
and out of fashion. You have
to think about how it short-
ens, and also the potential for
schoolyard cruelty. Marcus
was ruled out because my wife
didn't like Mark (or the phar-
maceutical-looking Marc). My
wife liked Oscar, but then I re-
minded her of my last name,
which rhymes with wiener. She
was fond of Irish names such
as Caleb and Seamus, whereas
I preferred old Hebrew names,
like Saul and Zev. But my
wife found them too old-timer-
sounding. And neither of us is

Too many names come off as
overly self-conscious or pre-
cious. We also worried about
monikers that sounded like
good pet names (Lazlo fell into

that category). I wanted unique
- after all, I have siblings
named Reggie and Jacinta -
but not too unique, for fear of
coming off as pretentious. I al-
ways had a soft spot for the end
of the alphabet. Some friends
of ours stole Xavier, so that
name was out. Wesley had a
nice ring, and it also shortened
nicely to Wes.
After my wife gave birth, I re-
member her looking up at me.
as our new son clung to her
chest, crying. "Wyatt?" she
asked me. I smiled and nodded.
A few days earlier we had been
watching The Daily Show and
noticed the name of the corre-
spondent Wyatt Cenac. And so
Wyatt Owen Beehner was born.
The name, of French origin
meaning "water," was ranked
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Casket maker expands into other industries

Hillenbrand, major manufacturer of

processing equipment

By Alexander Coolidge

decades, Hillenbrand has
been known for the beautiful
caskets it manufactures and
sells across the U.S. and North
In a dramatic transforma-
tion, the company now is
making most of its sales from
businesses far removed from
death, like:
Machinery that ensures
that the right amount of salt
goes on every Fritos corn chip.

Equipment that measures
food coloring so precisely that
all M&Ms come out the same
shades of green, blue and yel-
Instruments that process
salt for winter roads and tools
that refine sand for cracking to
open the nation's underground
natural gas fields.
Over the past five years,
Hillenbrand has strategically
acquired three new businesses
in deals worth $1.2 billion that
have remade the casket maker
into a major manufacturer


-Photo/Joseph Fuqua
Rotex employees Tom Hamm, left, and Dan Weisbrodt
move a Motor Assembl on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

of processing
The latest
acquisition was
the biggest: A
$545 million
purchase of
German equip-
Coperion Capi-
W tal that closed
Dec. 3.
enbrand That deal
CEO means that
'two-thirds of
neth Camp Hillenbrand's
sales now come
from producing heavy equip-
ment, compared to one-third

"This is a transformational
acquisition," chief executive
Kenneth Camp says. "This
takes us from a mostly North
American company to a global
one with customers in almost
every country."
Founded in 1906, Hillen-
brand thrived for decades as
the holding company for the
Batesville Casket Co., which
became N6rth America's larg-
est provider of caskets and
funeral products.
Despite strong profitability,
growth was flat as cremation
gained favor worldwide. So
Hillenbrand executives started
looking around.
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Fiscal cliff deal's

winners and losers

By Matthew Yglesias

Senate Democrats and
Republicans reached a deal
to undo the majority of the
so-called "fiscal cliff by ex-
tending most of the Bush
tax cuts while levI ing Clin-
ton-era rates on households
with more than $450,000 in
income. The sequester cuts
agreed to as part of the 2011
deal on the debt ceiling will
be delayed for two months
and perhaps ultimately re-
placed bN some other pack-
age. But the details packed
into this deal reveal the real
winners and losers:

Rich people: Raising the
threshold for higher taxes
from $250,000 to $450.000
is a big tax cut for all kinds
of rich people, not just those
with adjusted gross incomes
between the two figures.
That's because taxes are as-
sessed on marginal income.
meaning that even if you
make $600.000 or even a
million a year you still have
a very large share of your in-
come that's taxed at a lower
rate thanks to this deal.

Red State Democrats:
Democrats currently hold a
majority of seats in the Sen-
ate thanks to senators from
such not-so-liberal states
such as Louisiana. Arkan-
sas, South Dakota, and West
Virginia. If we went over
the cliff, this is the group
that would be caught in the
Obama-Boehner crossfire.
A deal lets them duck par-
tisan controversy. \which is
right where they \want to be.
Unemployed people: The
deal includes funding for a
one-year extension of sup-
plemental unemployment
insurance benefits. It's easy
for liberals to dismiss this as
a GOP concession on a tem-
porary issue in exc-hange for
permanent t-'; cuLts. but it'll
make a big difference in the
lives of the unemployed.
Doctors: Neither Demo-
crats nor Republicans fa-
vored implementing the
large cuts in Medicare re-
imbursement rates for phy-
sicians that were scheduled
by law. but there was a par-
tisan dispute about how to
orchestrate a so-called "doc
fix" for 2013 and cliff diving
Please turn to CLIFF 9D

Super Bowl ad slots almost sold out

By Bruce Horovitz

The Super Bowl advertising
line-up is all but filled. CBS
has two 30-second Super Bowl
ad slots left to sell and those
could be gone at any moment,
says John Bogusz, executive
vice president of sports sales.
"We're very, very close to
being sold out," says Bogusz.
What's more, he assures, with
record rates of up to $3.8 mil-
lion per 30-second slot, CBS
will post record Super Bowl ad
sales revenue for the game.
In the Facebook era with
instant messaging and ultra-
short clips all the rage mar-

keters appear to be
going the opposite
direction for the Big
Game. This will be
the first Super Bowl
that broadcasts three
commercials during
the game that each
will be longer than one
minute. (CBS declines
to name any of the ad-

vertisers just yet, but Chrysler
has aired long-form ads during
the past two Super Bowls.)
The Super Bowl is still a
month away, but with social
media as the driver, many
advertisers are well into their
marketing mode. Among early

trends for 2013's Big
Game: ,
N Lots of new
a advertisers. Every
year, new advertis-
ers knock on the
door, but they can
fare poorly due
to inexperience.
)GUSZ SodaStream, which
sells home soda-
making machines, will air its
first Super Bowl spot in a bid
to get consumers more familiar
with its products. .
Gildan USA, which is evolv-
ing from a maker of private-
label apparel store brands to a
national brand, is also making

its first Super Bowl appear-
ance in a racy spot targeting
"It's a big step for us," says
Rob Packard, vice president of
Lots of repeat advertis-
ers. M&M Mars, Go Daddy
and Volkswagen of America
recently announced they're
returning. So are a number
of automakers, including
Hyundai, Audi and Kia. Ford's
Lincoln Division also will be in
the game.
Lots of eyebrow raisers.
As always, Super Bowl com-
mercials must be approved by
Please turn to AD 10D

Banks, strong profits, fewest failures

By Marcy Gordon

U.S. banks are ending the
year with their best profits
since 2006 and fewer failures
than at any time since the
financial crisis struck in 2008.
They're helping support an
economy slowed by high un-
employment, flat pay, sluggish
manufacturing and anxious
As the economy heals from
the worst financial crisis since
the Great Depression, more

people and businesses are
taking out and repaying -
And for the first time since
2009, banks' earnings growth
is being driven by higher rev-
enue a healthy trend. Banks
had previously managed to
boost earnings by putting
aside less money for possible
. Signs of the industry's gains:
Banks are earning more.
In the July-September quar-
ter, the industry's earnings

reached $37.6 billion, up from
$35.3 billion a year earlier. It
was the best showing since
the July-September quarter of
2006, long before the financial
meltdown. By contrast, at the
depth of the Great Recession
in the last quarter of 2008, the
industry lost $32 billion.
SBanks are lending a bit
more freely. The value of
loans to consumers rose 3.2
percent in the 12 months that
ended Sept. 30 compared
with the previous 12 months,

according to data from the
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp. More lending fuels more
consumer spending, which
drives about 70 percent of
economic activity. At the same
time, overall lending remains
well below levels considered
healthy over the long run.
Fewer banks are con-
sidered at risk of failure. In
July through September, the
number of banks on the FDIC's
confidential "problem list" fell
Please turn to BANKS 8D

GOP Senator Marco Rubio

opposes deal on 'fiscal cliff'
By Ledyard King past the fiscal cliff deadline.

Republican Sen. Marco
Rubio broke with his party
last Tuesday and voted
against a biparti- .
san compromise
to avoid the "fiscal
cliff" of tax hikes
and spending
Rubio was one
of only eight sena-
tors who voted
against the deal,
which passed RU
with 89 votes and
had the support of manv'
staunch fiscal conserva-
tives Florida Democratic
Sen. Bill Nelson voted for it
The measure passed
around 2 a.m., two hours

Three senators did not vote
The House could vote on
the legislation today.
Democratic and Repub-

lican leaders de-
scribed the compro-
mise as an imperfect
but necessary agree-
ment to prevent
serious economic
harm to families.
businesses and the
But Rubio, R-West
Miami, said the deal
would raise "job-


killing taxes" and would do
little to rein in the nations
spiraling debt, now above
$16 trillion.
"Rapid economic growth
Please turn to RUBIO 10D

Tax deal slows down

economic recovery

By Tim Mullaney

The tax deal approved by
the House and Senate could
slow the economic recover-,
by ending a two-year-old
payroll tax cut that gives
many households at least
$1,000 a !ear more to spend
But in targeting the
'wealthiest household for
most tax increases, the bill
\would limit the anticipated
economic damirage from a
broad array of tax hikes
*touching middle-class tax-
payers that was to take effect
last Tuesday. The measure
also would renew extended
unemployment assistance
for another year, benefiting
two million people scheduled

to lose their benefits this
mon th.
The House passed the
measuie late New Year s Day.
The bill postponed the start
of across-the-board spending
cuts for two months.
The White House said the
bill would raise $620 billion
in revenue over 10 years,
Of that amount, almost all
would come from people with
taxable incomes higher than
$250,000 a year. said Rober-
ton Williams, an economist
at the Tax Policy Center
(TPC) in Washington, D.C.
Income tax rates would
rise for individuals making
more than $400,000 a year
and families making more
Please turn to DEAL 10D

State, local finances

look brighter for 2013

After job cuts,

governments may

expand payrolls

By Paul Davidson

State governments overall
are starting 2013 in their
best financial shape in sev-
eral years.
As a result, states' improv-
ing health since they were
racked by the recession
could help cushion any blow
to the economy from federal
tax hikes and likely spending
cutbacks this year. econo-
mists say.
'The worst of Ithe reces-
sion-related problems) are

behind us," says Don Boyd,
senior fellow at the Rockefell-
er Institute of Government,
which studies state fiscal
Local governments still
face stiff budget challenges.
but their overall condition
appears less dire.
City government spending
will largely be unchanged in
2013 after four straight years
of declines, says Michael Pa-
gano, dean of the College of
Urban Planning and Public
Affairs at the University of
Illinois-Chicago. Munici-
pal revenue fell during the
3-year-old economic recovery
because cities and counties
depend heavily on property
Please turn to CUTS 9D


This is why President Barack Obama took the fiscal cliff deal

By Perry Bacon, Jr.

Some liberals were disap-
pointed with the agreement
President Obama accepted to
avoid the fiscal cliff, which in-
cluded dropping his pledge to
raise taxes on all income above
$250,000 and not including a
provision to raise the debt ceil-
ing, giving the GOP a chance
to start another fiscal crisis in
less than ten weeks.
But the actual details of this
agreement were almost entirely
in the president's favor. Mov-

ing off of his desired numbers
on taxes allowed the president
to get billions of dollars in pro-
grams for the working poor and
unemployed Americans that
Republicans would only agree
to as part of a larger compro-
mise. The deal includes $30
billion to help Americans who
have been unemployed for
longer than six months, as
well about $120 billion spread
over five years to keep in place
increased child tax credits for
low-income families with chil-
dren and those paying for col-

lege that were in the ductions in this deal.
2009 stimulus and Most importantly, al-
scheduled to expire. most every Republican
While cuts may senator and more than
come later, there .j,_. a third of House Re-
are actually almost publicans voted to raise
no new spending taxes. Yes, Obama has
reductions in this proposed this years,
agreement. (The but Republicans have
cuts from the 2011 opposed any increase
debt ceiling ne- on anyone for two de-
gotiation will still BACON cades. Obama not only
eventually occur.) forced them to take a
Obama successfully fought a tax increase now, but is prom-
Republican push to include ising more during the rest of
Medicare or Social Security re- his tenure to balance the na-

tional budget.
And for both everyday Ameri-
cans and Obama, "going off the
cliff" for days or weeks would
not have been ideal. If no agree-
ment had been reached, tax
rates would have went up im-
mediately, taking away funds
from people who live paycheck
to paycheck. (And the differ-
ence would have been notice-
able, as a payroll tax cut from
the last two years has already
been eliminated) And no presi-
dent can govern in the midst
of a Wall Street meltdown,

as could have happened if no
agreement was reached.
To be sure, this is far from
a perfect agreement for the
White House. It sets up anoth-
er fiscal battle, likely less than
two months away, on the fed-
eral debt ceiling. Republicans
are planning to use that one,
as they did in 2011, to push
for major spending cuts. And
Obama won't have the leverage
he had in this debate, when he
could threaten a massive tax
hike would happen if Congress
did nothing.

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In uncertain 2012, stocks saw double-digit gains

By Adam Shell

Despite a year rife with un-
certainty due to the nation's
fiscal crisis, U.S. elections
and concerns about the global
economy, the broad U.S. stock
market performed surpris-
ingly well, posting double-digit
gains in 2012.
Stocks rallied 1.7 percent
on the final trading day of the
year amid signs that Demo-
cratic and Republican law-
makers were closing in on an
1lth-hour deal to avoid the
bulk of the so-called "fiscal
cliff," propelling stocks to a
2012 gain of 13.4 percent.
The 13.4 percent gain in
the benchmark Standard and
Poor's 500-stock index came
despite a late-year swoon that
was caused by fears that law-
makers would not seal a deal
by midnight to avoid economy-
damaging tax hikes and gov-
ernment spending cuts, better
known as the fiscal cliff.
All of the major U.S. stock
indexes finished 2012 solidly
in positive territory, suc-
cessfully climbing what Wall
Street dubs the "wall of worry"
in the process. The biggest
winner was the technology-
dominated Nasdaq composite,
which gained 15.9 percent.
The.Russell 2000, an index of
small-company stocks, rallied
14.6 percent. The S&P 500, a
large-company stock gauge,
was next with a gain of more
than 13 percent. The worst
performer of the four major
indexes was the blue-chip
Dow Jones industrial average,
which rose 7.3 percent.
Most likely, 2012 will be
best remembered on Wall
Street for the record run-up
and subsequent 30 percent
plunge of shares of Apple: the
world's most-valuable com-
pany; the botched and over-
hyped Facebook IPO in May
that saddled millions of Main
Street investors with losses; a

IPOs have

good, but

not great

By Matt Krantz

The IPO market didn't roar
back to life in 2012 as many
thought it would, but the year of
the Facebook flop wasn't all that
bad, either.
After starting off at a fever-
ish clip, and peaking in mid-
May with the widely anticipated
Facebook initial public offering,
the market for new companies
selling stock to the public ended
with a whimper. The poor recep-
tion of Facebook's IPO stalled
the market, but couldn't undo
what was a healthy, but not out-
standing year, for IPOs.
The numbers tell the story of
a year for IPOs that may not.be
one for the record books, but
also shows a steady improve-
ment, including in terms of the:
Proceeds from IPOs. Helped
in large part by the $16 billion
raised by Facebook, U.S. compa-
nies generated $43 billion dur-
ing the year, says Renaissance
Capital. That was up 19 percent
from 2011 and the biggest year
for proceeds since the $49 bil- '
lion raised in 2007.
Number of deals getting
done. All told, 128 companies
managed to sell the shares to
the public, up 2.4 percent from
2010. While that's more than
quadruple the number of deals
in the trough year of 2008, 2012
still couldn't keep up with the
154 IPOs in 2011. It was a year
of smaller deals, as the median
proceeds raised by IPOs fell 23
Big first-day gains return.
Initial investors are again de-
manding to get compensated for
taking on the risk of IPOs. The
average first-day pop of IPOs in
2012 was 14 percent, the biggest
in a decade, Renaissance says.
Investors drove a hard bargain,
as 40 percent of IPOs priced
below their initial price ranges.

multibillion-dollar trading loss
at JPMorgan Chase caused
by a U.K. trader known as the
"London Whale" whose big
risks went bad; the first real
signs of a sustainable recovery
in the U.S. housing mar-
ket, which catapulted home
builder Pulte to a 188 percent
gain and the No. 1 performing
stock in the S&P 500; a repeat

win for President Obama and
a status-quo result in Con-
gress on Election Day that
all but assures more politi-
cal gridlock on Capitol Hill; a
bold, game-changing move by
the European Central Bank to
keep the eurozone from break-
ing apart; China's ability to
avert a steep economic dive;
and, of course, the late-year

political battle in Washington,
D.C., over how best to solve
the nation's deepening fiscal
Yet, 2012 was also a year
when investors became famil-
iar with a new term or invest-
ing concept -. "risk on" or
"risk off" to describe the up,
down, up, down roller coaster
known as the stock market.

The market's moves in 2012
were increasingly determined
by news headlines'that caused
investors en masse to either
swing for the fences or play it
super-safe. The year will-also
be remembered for the Face-
book IPO, a losing experience
for most that reminded inves-
tors that no investment is a
sure thing.

And 2012 will also be re-
membered as the year when
the economy started to show
signs that it could start grow-
ing again at a more normal
rate, witnessed by growth of
3.1 percent in the third quar-
ter of 2012, its fastest pace
since the final three months
of 2011 and its second-best
quarter of growth since 2009.


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their expected ranges in 2010.
But the fact that the IPO
Please turn to IPO 10D

Changes don't worry tax preparers for 2012 tax season

By John Waggoner

Tax preparers say they're
well prepared for the 2012 tax
season, in spite .of last-minute
changes during the fiscal cliff
Last-minute congressional
negotiations launched a flur-
ry of changes in the tax code,
some of which affect the 2012
filing season, and others that
won't start until this year. Tax
preparers worry most about
the 2013 filing season.
The biggest worries centered
around the alternative mini-
mum tax, designed to make
sure that the very wealthy pay
at least some income taxes.
But until the fiscal cliff legisla-
tion was passed, Congress had

to raise the threshold for infla-
tion periodically.
If Congress had not acted,
AMT thresholds would have
rolled sack to 2000, poten-
tially making 60 million filers
pay AMT. But Congress has
finally enacted a permanenti"
fix for AMT, which will raise
the thresholds automatically
for inflation. "They've taken it
off the list of things to debate
every few years," says Mark
Steber, Jackson Hewitt's chief
tax officer.,
But AMT wasn't all that tax
preparers had to worry about.
Another dozen tax provisions,
from deductions for college tu-
ition and fees to tax-free IRA
distributions for charities, all
had to be extended as well.

As the debate raged, pre-
parers had to make their best
guesses about what would and
wouldn't happen, and be ready
for several different outcomes.
Most figured, for example, that
the AMT fix would pass Con-
"Our biggest fear was that
they would tweak it," Steber
says. "What may seem like a
small change can be a big one."
Nevertheless, most felt that
the 2012 tax filing season
would go smoothly. "Late leg-
islation is nothing new to us,"
says Bob Meehan, vice presi-
dent at TurboTax. "This is pret-
ty much standard fare."
Will the last-minute fiscal cliff
legislation stall tax refunds?
Sb far, the IRS isn't sure. "The

S..: - .

Tax preparers worry most about the 2013 filing season.

IRS is currently reviewing the pact it will have on this year's
details of this week's tax legis- filing season," the department
lation and assessing what im- said in a press release. It prom-

ised to make additional infor-
mation soon.
TurboTax says it can start
taking returns Thursday, but
those returns will be stock-
piled until the IRS is ready to
accept them originally sched-
uled for Jan. 22, Meehan says.
Typically, about 60 million tax-
payers have filed by the end of
. Filers might be more anxious
than usual for refunds, which
average about $3,000 per tax-
payer, this year. The two-per-
centage-point reduction in So-
cial Security payroll taxes ends
in 2013, and workers will feel
that in their first paycheck of
the year. Higher rates for top
earners will also kick in this

Hillenbrand CEO gets diversified

continued from 7D

As far back as 2008, the com-
pany spun off its health care
equipment operation into Hill-
Rom Holdings Inc.
Hillenbrand officials said at
the time they also planned to
diversify into a manufactur-
ing segment with a stronger
growth potential than funeral
New Jersey-based K-Tron
was the first big acquisition,
a $435.2 million deal in 2010'.
That purchase took Hillen-
brand into the production of
industrial feeders serving food,
pharmaceutical, chemical and
plastics industries. In addition
to Frito Lay, K-Tron equipment
ensures that the right mix of
ingredients goes into products
like, tortillas, ice cream and
laundry detergent.

One year after the K-Tron
deal, Hillenbrand acquired Cin-
cinnati-based Rotex for $240.4
million. That purchase took
Hillenbrand even further into
heavy manufacturing, helping
companies like Cargill process
salt for winter roads.
The company's state-of-the-
art sifting equipment'also gen-
erates the finest grains of sand
- once a waste byproduct -
that are now used by energy
companies for cracking.
Coperion was the third and
pivotal acquisition. The com-
pany's mixers ensure that the.
right cocktail of medicine goes
into every pill for pharmaceuti-
cal companies.

-Photo/Gary Landers
Troy Hawkins puts finishing touches on a bronze casket at
Hillenbrand Inc.'s Batesville Casket Company in Batesville,

Ind., Thursday Nov. 29, 2012.

Coperion equipment mixes
and pelletizes pet food, and it
makes wood-plastic composites
that become durable decking
and floors.
Analysts say Hillenbrand's
diversification strategy was a
shrewd escape from flattening
growth in the funeral services
Sales from that segment had
dropped 4.8 percent to $606.8
million in the fiscal year that
ended Sept. 30.
"These acquisitions help re-
duce Hillenbrand's dependence
on the mature casket busi-
ness," Hilliard Lyons analyst
Stephen O'Neil wrote in a note
to investors. "We feel these
(new) businesses have attrac-
tive features."
O'Neil cautioned that moving
into manufacturing equipment

would make Hillenbrand vul-
nerable to bust periods when
factories aren't expanding or
upgrading machines.,
He also said, though, that
the new segment has stronger
growth potential, offering the
prospect of lucrative repeat
business as clients eventually
need specialized replacement
The acquisitions of K-Tron
and Rotex made processing
equipment a significant source
of Hillenbrand sales: $376.4
million 38.3 percent of the
company's $983.2 million in
total revenue for the past fiscal
Adding Coperion's $675 mil-
lion in annual sales will make
processing equipment Hillen-
brand's dominant business -
about 63 percent of all sales.

Economy, great on the state level

continued from 7D

taxes, which were hammered
by sharp declines in home
values after the real estate
But home values have sta-
bilized and started rising in
most places. Local sales tax
and income tax revenue is
increasing as job growth and
consumer spending pick up.
States, which rely mostly on
growing income tax and sales
tax revenue, raised spending
for the third straight year in

fiscal 2013, which began in
July, General-fund spending
is up 2.2 percent after ris-
ing 3.4 percent in fiscal 2012,
says Brian Sigritz of the Na-
tional Association of State
Budget Officers.
Boyd and Pagano caution
that states and localities still
face challenges that will limit
growth, such as rising worker
pension costs and falling fed-
eral funding.
After eliminating 653,000
jobs from 2008 to 2011, state
and local governments kept
payrolls roughly stable last

year, and Moody's Analytics
expects them to add 220,000
jobs in 2013. Public-sector
cuts won't be much bigger
than in 2012. They'll slice eco-
nomic growth by 1.2 percent-
age point, but all will come
from the federal government,
Moody's says. States will add
a bit, offsetting cities and
counties, which will subtract
far less than in other years.
"The fiscal headwinds will
be blowing hard in 2013,"
says Moody's chief economist,
Mark Zandi, "but it isn't too
much different" than 2012.

New deal keeps the rich wealthy

continued from 7D

might have at least temporar-
ily hit doctors in their wallets.
This deal completely punts on
all kinds of substantive issues
related to the reimbursement
rate issue, but it guarantees
that the money will keep flow-
ing for now.
The elderly: As of recently, it
was taken for granted that one
of the major provisions of an al-
ternative to the fiscal cliff would
be cuts in the federal retirement
security programs that are the
main long-term drivers of defi-
cits. But ultimately Democrats
cared more about avoiding
spending cuts than securing
tax revenues, and Republicans
cared more about low taxes
than cutting spending. Old peo-
ple are the winners.


Fighting Democrats: The
Obama administration has got-
ten a lot done since Inaugura-
tion Day 2009, but what it's
never done is give strong par-
tisan Democrats the kind of to-
the-mattresses battle against
the GOP that they crave. Most
liberals think and I agree -
that had we simply gone over
the cliff and had Obama sim-
ply insisted on a new tax cut
bill with a $250,000 threshold,
he ultimately would have won.
But success was by no means
guaranteed, and ultimately the
White House chose not to risk
further re-enforcing a sense
that the president is a weak
'poker player.
Grover Norquist: The leader
of Americans for Tax Reform
is hardly the key to anti-tax
thinking on the right. But his

particular gimmick, a "pledge"
to never cast an affirmative
vote for higher taxes, had be-
come influential on its own
terms. The White House and
other pro-deal Democrats see
breaking this taboo as an im-
portant precedent-setter in its
own right.
The economy: The deal is be-
ing characterized as one aimed
at "stopping taxes from going
up on middle class families,"
but in fact the expiration of the
payroll tax holiday .means that
taxes will go up on working
people. Obama started the fis-
cal cliff talks aiming to extend
the holiday or replace it with
some other new stimulus ideas.
That's all fallen by the way-
side now and for the next two
months, the markets will have
the shadow of a debt ceiling
standoff lurking over its head.

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Attention Business Owners

Mom and Pop Small Business
Grant Program
For Miami-Dade County
District 2

Grant Money Available!
Up to $7,500 Per Business

Applications available
January 7, 2013 through January 22, 2013

Commissioner Jean Monestime's District Office
900 NE 125 Street, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33161
Phone: 305-694-2779
Attn: Mac-Kinley Lauriston
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
180 NW62 Street
Miami, FL 33150

Applications online January 7, 2013 at www.miamidade.gov/district02

There will be an information/workshop meeting explaining the application and requirements held on
January 22, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at Shalom Community Church
900 NE 132 Street
Please be on time!

Completed applications will be accepted from Jan. 23 Jan. 28, 2013 by 5:00pm
Hand deliver application to District Office
No late applications will be accepted!

For additional information contact: Lawanza Finney 305-756-0605
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)

Submit 1 original completed application with required attachments

We suggest you keep a copy also, for your records!

Attention Business Owners

Mom and Pop Small Business
Grant Program
For Miami-Dade County
District 3

Grant Money Available!
Up to $10,000 Per Business

Applications available
January 9, 2013 through January 23, 2013

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson
District Office
5400 NW 22 Avenue
Suite 701
Miami, FL 33142
Phone: 305-636-2331
Attn: Akeem Brutus
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
180 NW 62 Street
Miami, FL 33150

Applications online January 9, 2013 at www.miamidade.gov/district03

There will be an information/workshop meeting explaining the application and requirements held
on January 23, 2013,
6:00 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Room110.
Please be on time!

Completed applications will be accepted from Jan. 25 Jan. 30, 2013 by 5:00pm
Hand deliver application to District Office or NANA
No late applications will be accepted!

For additional information contact: Lawanza Finney 305-756-0605
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)

Submit 1 original completed application with required attachments

We suggest you keep a copy also, for your records!




U.S. only added just 155,000 jobs in December

Can we expect

a better labor

market in 2013?
By Christopher Matthews

With the. Labor Depart-
ment's announcement to-
day that the U.S. economy
added 155,000 jobs in De-
cember and that the unem-
ployment rate held steady
at 7.8 percent, one comes
to a depressing realization:
the average monthly job
creation in 2012 of 153,000
jobs was exactly the same
as it was in 2011.
Depending on whom you
ask, this number is either
right around what is needed
to keep up with the growth
of the labor force or a touch
above it. In other words,
for two years of economic
recovery, the labor market
in the U.S. has been doing
only slightly better than
treading water, and much of
the improvement in the un-
employment rate can be at-
tributed to people dropping
out of the labor force either
because they've given up
looking for work or because
they've retired.
This isn't tb say that to-

-Photo/Bill O'leary
Washington Nationals and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Cham-
ber Foundation hold a job fair for the military on December, 05, 2012 in Wash-
ington, DC.

day's report is bad news.
The numbers show slight
upticks in manufacturing
employment, the average
length of the workweek,
and even a seven-cent rise
in average hourly pay for
workers. In addition, em-
ployment gains in November
were revised upward in this
report by. 15,000 jobs. Also,
this report is measuring the
month of December, which
was during the height of the

fiscal cliff showdown, an
event many economists be-
lieved would depress busi-
ness activity and hiring.
But the news just isn't
good enough and hasn't
been for years now. So will
2013 be another year of
painfully slow and steady
improvement in the employ-
ment situation, or will we fi-
nally start seeing life in the
labor market that will put
a serious dent in our un-

employment crisis? Higher
taxes and (most likely) less
government spending will
surely take a bite out the
economy and hiring this
year, but there are still a
few reasons to be optimistic
that the economy and job
growth will be more robust
in 2013 than 2012:
A Frisky Fed: Ben Ber-
nanke has never shied away
from aggressive action dur-
ing his time as chairman

of the Federal Reserve. But
2012 was the year he got se-
rious about using the pow-
ers of the American central
bank to engineer a robust
recovery, rather than just
stave off an economic col-
lapse. In 2012, Bernanke
pulled out all the stops in
an attempt to stimulate
the economy, announcing a
new program of mortgage-
backed-security buying and
promising to keep interest
rates low until the unem-
ployment rate reached 6.5
percent, or inflation rose
above 2.5 percent. These
actions have kept the stock
market buoyant and mort-
gage rates at historic lows,
helping goose the housing
market into a recovery after
five years of falling residen-
tial real estate prices.
The Housing Market:
A real estate recovery, af-
ter all, is nothing to sneeze
at. Rising home prices can
help bolster consumer de-
mand, as the home is by far
the most valuable property
most Americans own.' The
real estate and construction
industries also make up a
significant part of America's
yearly output averaging
five percent of GDP,histori-

New state laws to

effect spending

By Huffington Post

New'Year's Day 2013
brings with it joy, good
tidings, and new laws
for the Sunshine State.
Among the changes:
it is no longer illegal
to flash headlights at
other drivers to warn of
police speed traps.
Effective midnight
last Tuesday also are
changes to the state's
$10,000 no-fault per-
sonal injury protection,
which now requires
drivers involved in
fender-benders to seek
emergency room care
within two weeks of an
accident to be eligible to
collect on insurance.
It also removes mas-
sage therapy and acu-
puncturists from the
list of insured treat-

ments after an acci-
dent, reports the Sun
Low-wage workers
in Floridians can also
expect. to see a slight
bump in their take-
home pay as the state's
minimum wage goes up
by 12 cents to $7.79.
The increase is still be-
low the national mini-
mum wage average of
WSVN reports the
new year will also bring
with it a specialty li-
cense plate for Vietnam
veterans and Combat
'Infantry Badge honor-
ees, and for retired poli-
The homeless will
also now be able to re-
ceive state identification
cards at driver's license
offices free of charge.

Sen. Rubio not siding with GOP in deal

continued from 7D

and spending reforms are
the only way out of'the real
fiscal cliff our nation is fac-
ing," he said in a statement
issued after the vote. "But
rapid economic growth and
job creation will be made
more difficult under the deal
reached here in Washing-
Under the deal, tax rates
would remain unchanged for

the middle class and rise at
incomes over $400,000 for
individuals and $450,000
for couples.
Those thresholds are
higher than the ones Presi-
dent Barack Obama had
campaigned on his way to
winning re-election.
It's unclear how many
people in Florida would be
affected by the new thresh-
olds because the IRS web
site does not break down
taxpayers that way. It does

show Florida residents filed
more than 52,000 tax re-
turns in 2010 reporting an
income of $500,000 or more.
The deal also would defer
$24 billion in spending cuts
aimed at the Pentagon and
domestic programs. That
would allow the White House
and lawmakers to regroup
before plunging quickly
into a new round of budget
brinkmanship. Republicans
are certain to demand ac-
tion to rein in the cost of

Medicare and other govern-
ment benefit programs.
Rubio said the compro-
mise measure's tax increas-
es would saddle thousands
of small businesses with
higher taxes.
"[They'll] be forced to de-
cide how they'll pay this new
tax and, chances are, they'll
do it by firing employees,
cutting back their hours
and benefits, or postponing
the new hire they were look-
ing to make."

Middle class takes large hit with tax deal

continued from 7D

than $450,000. Middle-in-
come taxpayers would see
their Social Security tax-
.es, which were cut in 2011
and 2012 as a temporary

stimulus measure, revert
to 2010 levels but see little
other impact from the bill,
Williams said;
"If you assumed the pay-
roll tax cut was intended to
be temporary, most people
won't see any change at all,'"

Williams said.
Referring to President
Obama's earlier vow to raise
taxes on households making
$250,000 a year, Williams
said, "The president went
from raising tax rates on the
top two percent to raising

taxes on the top 0.7 percent
(of the population) and tax
rates on less than that."
Those who will pay more
will pay a lot more, Williams
said, but rates would still
be nowhere near historic

IPO fails to exceed expectations for new year

continued from 9D

market is still falling
short of the long-term
average of about 200
deals a year shows
that while; there's a re-
covery underway, the
market is still relative-
ly slow.

Super Bowl

ads filled

continued from 7D'

network censors, and
more than one has
been sent back by
CBS for re-editing,
says Bogusz, who de-
clined to name the ad-
But Packard con-
cedes that Gildan's
spot was returned for
re-editing. The net-
work felt that the ad,
which features a young
woman wearing her
boyfriend's T-shirt,
showed a bit "too
much leg," says Pack-
Lots of longer ads.
There will be more lon-
ger-form Super Bowl
spots. Besides the
three ads that exceed
one minute in length,
there also will be sev-
eral one-minute ads.
Coca-Cola and VW
each have 60-second
ads planned. Coke will
also run a 30-second

And no better to show
the lingering pain felt
by IPO investors than
in 'the performance of
Facebook shares. The
number one social
networking company
was the year's biggest
IPO and third-largest
U.S. IPO ever. But still,
the shares are trading

about 30 percent be-
low their $38 a share
IPO price and have
never closed above
that level.
Other than Face-
book, there weren't
many marque names
among the year's big-
gest deals. After Face-
book, in terms of size,

was financial firm
Santander Mexico, en-
ergy firm Linn, finan-
cial firms Realogy and
Carlyle Group, and
technology firm Work-
day. And there were
some notable losers,
too. Technology firms
Envivio, CafePress
and materials firm

Ceres dropped 81 per-
cent, 70 percent and
65 percent respective-





A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flor-
ida, on January 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers at
City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving
the requirements for obtaining sealed bids approving the purchase of Mission
Critical Radios for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), from Motorola Solu-
tions, Inc., a Non-Local/Non-Minority vendor, located at 8000 W Sunrise Blvd.,
MD-42-14B, Plantation, FL 33322; for a total contract amount not to exceed
$228,406.99, with funds allocated from P: 18-180025, T: 03, A: 1824, E: Equip-
ment, O: 184010, Fire-Rescue Fighting and P: 18-180027, T: 05, A: 1886, E:
Equipment, 0: 184010, for the Department of Fire-Rescue.

Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product who feel that they might
be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Yusbel Gon-
zalez, City of Miami Department of Purchasing, at (305) 416-1958.

All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning such
proposed acquisition. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per-
son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all
testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

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

(#19292) Dwight S. Danie
City Clerk



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da, on January 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving the
requirements for competitive sealed bidding procedures and approving the sole
source acquisition of Infotrak LRMS Interfacing to Miami-Dade A-Form Auto-
mated Solution from Motorola Solutions, located at 7237 Church Ranch Blvd.,
Suite 406, Westminster, CO 80021.

Inquiries from other potential sources of such a package who feel that they
might be able to satisfy the City's requirements for this item may contact Yusbel
Gonzalez, Senior Procurement Specialist, at the City of Miami Purchasing De-
partment at (305) 416-1958.

All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning such
proposed acquisition. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per-
son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all
testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

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

(#19291) Dwight S. Danie
City Clerk

Attention Business' Owners

Mom and Pop Small Business
Grant Program
For Miami-Dade County
District 1

Grant Money Available!
Up to $5,000 Per Business

Applications available
January 14, 2013 through January 25, 2013

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan's District Office
2780 NW 167 Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
Phone: 305-474-3011
Attn: Larry Gardner
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
180 NW 62 Street
Miami, FL 33150

Applications online January 14, 2013 at www.miamidade.gov/district01

There will be an information/workshop meeting explaining the application and requirements
held on January 29, 2013,
6:00 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library at 2455 NW 183 Street.
Please be on time!

Completed applications will be accepted from Jan. 29 Feb. 4 2013 by 5:00 pm
Hand deliver application to District Office or NANA
No late applications will be accepted!

For additional information contact: Lawanza Finney 305-756-0605
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)

Submit 1 original completed application with required attachments

We suggest you keep a copy also, for your records!




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Section 8. One and two
bedrooms. $199 security.
1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$395. 305-642-7080.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$400. Appliances.

1215 NW 103 Lane
'Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $750 mthly, $1000 to
move in if qualify.
1250 NW 60 Street'
One bedroom, one bath
$525. 305-642-7080

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

1341 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath, air and
appliances, light and water.
$575 monthly, first, last and
security. 786-399-7724
1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $375

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$475, four 'bedrooms, two
baths, $875. 305-642-7080
or 305-236-1144

1425 NW 60 Street
Nice one bedroom, one
bath, $570 mthly. Includes
refrigerator, stove, central air,
water. $725 move in. 786-
290-5498 1
.e1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425 Ms. Pearl #13 or

1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $475,
free water. 305-642-7080

1801 NW 2 Avenue
First month move you in!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 morntimy Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355-

1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
-1450. 305-642-7080

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
/ 305-642-7080

225 NW 17 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$375. 305-642-7080

2418 NW 22 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$625. 305-642-7080

30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
3330 NW 48 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550 monthly. 305-213-5013
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.
Appliances 305-642-7080 .

5101 NW 24 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly. 305-717-6084
595 NE 129 Street
One bedroom, one bath, large
living room. $650 monthly.
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550. Appliances and free
water. 305-642-7080

6091 NW 15 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 305-642-7080

621 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750 with water, three
bedrooms, one bath, $900.
Section 8 welcome.
6820 NW 17 Avenue
One and two bedrooms
731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water. $550 monthly.
Call 786-328-5878

8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
850 NW 4 Avenue
Large nice and clean one
bdrm. $525-$550 and two
bdrms, $650, includes free
water and gas, washer and
dryers on premises. Close to
Port Miami and Downtown.
Call 786-344-0178
Move in with first month rent

Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 NW 11 St.

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

Located Near 90 Street
and 25 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
light, water, and air included.
Call 305-693-9486
Studio, remodeled. Section 8
Welcome! 786-301-4368 or
1126 Sesame Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$650 monthly. 786-325-8000
1907 NW 2 Court
Efficiency, $370
One bedroom, $410
Two Bedrooms, $470
305-665-4938, 305-498-8811
St. George Apts
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Renovated one, two and
three bedroom apts for rent.
New kitchens, tile through
out, close to all transits and
secure gated community.
Call for our New Years
Special. 786-718-6105 or

2683 NW-66 Street
For more information
Call 786-277-8988

Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.

1165 NW 63 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700 monthly. 786-487-6047
1226 1/2 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1255 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, air, bars, tile,
$900. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker
137 NW 118 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$875. Appliances.

1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
140 NW 71 Street
One bdrm,, one bath, air
condition, fence, bars,
appliances included. Section
8 welcomed $750 monthly.
156 NE 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650. Free Water.

1612 NW 55 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, appliances.
Section 8. 786-953-8935
1723 NW 55 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$625 monthly. 305-652-9393
1828 NW 45 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, 305-877-0588.
1921 NW 59 STREET
Ready to move in. Two
bedrooms with new carpet,
one bath, near schools and
buses. Large kitchen with tile
floor, blinds on all. windows,
stove, refrigerator, two
reverse cycle'air conditioning
units, three ceiling fans.
Section 8 Welcome! $750
mthly, $1500 to move in. 305-
2020 N.W. 93rd Terrace
Two bdrms, two baths,
$1100 monthly, water
included. 786-402-7925
2118 NW 42 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $795,
appliances, 305-642-7080

2228 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air. $1050 mthly.
305-685-9909, 305-776-3857
2436 NW 66 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1200 mthly. 786-312-6641
2480 NW 61 Street
Three bdrms., one bath

Section 8 Welcome

251 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
appliances. $650 monthly
plus security. 786-216-7533
38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
414 NW 53 Street
BEST VALUE, gorgeous
remodeled two bdrms,
spacious, large totally fenced
yard, available now, $875.
4520 NW 13 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
tiled floor, central air, washer
and dryer. Call 786-237-1292
4630 NW 16 Avenue
One bedroom with
appliances. $550/$625
490 NW 97 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
new kitchen. $750 monthly.
4911 NW 15 Ct (rear)
Two bdrms., one bath,
Section 8 ok, 786-362-3108.
5621 NW 5 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$695 monthly. Free water,
all appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV, call Joel
6250 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath
$650. Free water/electric.

643 NW 75 Street
Two bdrms., one bath,
security bars, tile, carpet,
fenced and appliances.
Section 8 welcome. $875
7815 NW 10 Avenue
Two bedroom, two bath, $950
monthly. Call 305-336-0740
Section 8 OK.
9954 NW 25 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$625 per month. Call 305-
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$800 deposit, $1389 mthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Two bdrms, air, washer,
dryer hook up, bars, fenced,
Section 8 Only! 954-260-
NW 112 St and 22 Ave
Three bdrms, one bath,
central air, $1195. 786-306-

100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security cameras, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
411 NW 37 Street
Studio $395 monthly. All
appliances included. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

5541 NW Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET,.ESPN), from
$185 wkly to $650 monthly.
78.3 NW 80 Street
Utilities included call

Furnished Rooms

1144 NW 63 Street
$550 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-525-9758,
1500 NW 183 Street
Cable, air, internet, $140
weekly. $285 to move in.
15341 NW 31 Avenue
Large room, full bath, private
entrance. 305-687-8187
1775 NW 151 Street
New management.
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.

2100 NW 93 Street
Furnished, utilities, air
irfcluded, $500 mthly, $125 a
week, $600 to move in.
2365 NW 97 Street
$390 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-691-2703 or
2905 NW 57 Street
Small furnished room, $285
monthly plus $100 security
deposit, first and last. $670 to
move in,
305-989-6989, 305-638-8376.
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
private entrance, one person.
6800 NW 5 Place
Clean $360 monthly
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$100 a week. 786-515-3020
call 305-691-2703
$10/day, three meals, air,
hot showers, job prep,
counseling. Please call us
or come to: 1281 NW 61 St,
Clean room, side entry, patio,
air, 305-688-0187
211 NW 12 Street
$300 for one month moves
you in. 786-454-5213
Large bedroom, cable,
central air, parking, utilities
included. Call 305-896-0555
Rooms with home privileges.
Prices range from $110 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451
Room in Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed.

10360 SW 173 Terrace
Four bedrooms, one bath
$1495. Appliances, central
air. 305-642-7080

115 Street AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Lakeside $1500 monthly. Call
1-267-205-2502 or
12220 NW 13 Avenue
Three bedrooms, Section 8
only. Beautiful. Dee
133 St and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
1430 NW 71 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$795. Appliances.

1460 NW 44 Street
Three bedrooms, two bath.
$1200 mthly. Section 8 OK.
305-305-2474 Louis
1580 NW 64 STREET
Large three bedrooms,
two baths, $1200 monthly,
central air, garage. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

15941 NW 18 Court
Newly remodeled four
bedrooms, two baths, central
air, washer/dryer connection.
$1600 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 954-818-9112
17100 NW 9 Place
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Section 8 OK!
$1350 monthly. 786-487-
0924 or 305-621-7883.
17625 NW 37 Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 monthly. A Berger
Realty, Inc. 954-805-7612.
1790 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly. No Section 8.
Call: 305-267-9449
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$995. Stove, refrigerator, air

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1865 NW 45 Street Front
Three bdrms, one bath.
$1025 mthly. 305-525-0619
1869 NW 83 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
1926 NW 51 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
fenced yard and drive way.
Central air conditioner,
washer/dryer connection,
$1325 plus utilities, 305-742-
2220 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
305-384-8421, 954-854-8154
2281 NW 57 Street
Three bdrms, one bath,
closed in front porch, near
school and bus route. Call
between 2 and 5 p.m.,
2501 NW 151 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air ,tile, $1300 no section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
262 NW 51 Street
Three bdrms, two baths.
$900 mthly. 786-328-5878

270 NW 53 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8. B, 305-632-8750.
3050 NW 44 Street
Newly renovated, two
bedrooms, one bath. Section
8 welcome! Call 305-693-
1017 or 305-298-0388.
310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, three
baths, with two dens. $1100
monthly. Central air, all
appliances included, free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

3331 NW 51 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, tile with appliances,
$1200 mthly.
Call 786-402-7969
3401 NW 170 Street
Three bdrms, one half bath,
3879 NW 207 Street Rd.
Four bdrms; two baths,
central air and heat.jSection
8 OK. Terry 305-965-1186.
4736 NW 16 Avenue
Remodeled three bedrooms,
one bath, tiled, central air,
$1200 mthly, 305-662-5505.
5024 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 accepted.
CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
'660 NW 47 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, florida
room, kitchen, living room
and dining room. $975
monthly. Call AD
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths,' plasma TV included:.
No credit check, Section 8
welcome! Others available.
Five bedrooms and half,
three bathrooms, family,
dining, living, and laundry
room. Section 8 okay! $1950
monthly. Call 305-992-6496.
Four bedrooms, one bath:
$1250 monthly. Section 8
welcome. Call 305-926-9273
Four bedrooms, three
bathrooms, brand new
construction, Section 8
home, tiled floors, custom
kitchen, central air, huge and
spacious. Ready to move in,
$999 moves you in,
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 305-731-3591


1312 NW 68 Street
Owner Financing
Low down payment
More to choose from
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Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices.
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Call 305-685-3565
Handyman Special
Carpet cleaning, plumbing,
doors, water heater, lawn
service. 305-801-5690
Local Messengers
Local Delivery
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Two bdrms, one bath, large
yard, extra room, $59,900.
6813 SW 10 Court
Pembroke Pines, three
bedrooms, two, baths,
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remodeled, 786-285-8872.

Small church requesting
Organist for Sunday's
and special services. If
interested call, 305-757-
7503 or 305-798-7443. If no
answer, leave a message.

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

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

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A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da on January 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving the
requirements of obtaining sealed bids for the procurement of proprietary soft-
ware licenses, maintenance, and technical support as well as a managed ser-
vices gateway for credit card processing, from "Wonderware, Inc.", D/B/A Core
Business Technologies, with headquarters located at 2224 Pawtucket Avenue
.East Providence, RI 02914-1784.

Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product who feel that they might
be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Yusbel Gon-
zalez, City of Miami Department of Purchasing, at (305) 416-1958.

All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning such
proposed acquisition. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per-
son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all
testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

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

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.Age 08 and under Opa-loc(a P& R first place

winners Pose with "Coach Blow'.

-Photo credit: David Norris

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Age 16 and under division, Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley
presents the first place trophy to the Trinity Church Team
with Coach Dee.

Youth go to court at vice mayor's

By Miami Times staff report

"Real B-Ballers" responded
to an invitation to compete in
Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley's
Annual Basketball Classic at
the City of Opa-locka's Sher-
bondy Village Gymnasium,
by arriving on the court
early, ready to play and laying
claims to the 2012 champion-
ship trophies.
Several age divisions com-
peted during the three-day
play-offs, which culminated
with excitement during the
final tournament games on
when Trinity Church found
themselves face-to-face for
the ball toss with the City of
Opa-locka host team, who
they played in two 18-minute
halves to emerge victorious

as the first place winners in
the two final games. Trinity
Church ruled the court after
eliminating the Opa-locka
team with scores of 40 35,,
and 53 36 in the age 16
and under division, and in the
14 and under category, respec-
"All these athletes are win-
ners, the Basketball classic is
a great way to encourage our
youth to engage in produc-
tive activity during the holi-
day break!" said. Kelley. The
Vice Mayor clarified that the.
challenge is for everyone who
qualifies, making note of 14
year-old Vernisha Jenkins who
made the starting line-up for
the City of Opa-locka team.
"She can out-play some of the
best guys on the team."

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Age 10 and under division, Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley, presents the first plac
the Opa-locka Sherbondy Park Teami (in green) posed with the second place In
Team (in blue).


Park Director Charles Brown
Commented on the discipline
the tournament provides,
"While taking a break from the
television and video games,
our kids learn sportsmanship
and attitude control during
these games."
Several parent expressed ap-
preciation for the opportunity
to see their children's talent
on court. One parent inquired
about the possibility of the
inclusion of an adult division
in the basketball challenge for
next year's games, since they
are passed the allowed age for
the competitions. Brown said
he would explore the possibil-
ity while informing that there
e trophy to are three Opa-locka Park facil-
gram Park ities now open year-round, for
residents of all ages to enjoy.



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-Photo courtesy Miami Dolphins

Football gurus get Coach of the Year award

The Miami Dolphins recognized several Florida football
head coaches for an outstanding season by presenting the
Miami Dolphins Coach of the Year honors presented by
Under Armour. The winners and award presenters included:
Twan Russell, director, Youth and Community Programs; Tim
Harris, 4A, Booker T. Washington; Telly Lockette, 6A, Miami
Central; Roger Harriott, 3A, University School (Ft. Lauder-

dale); George Smith and Rocco Casullo, 7A, St. Thomas
Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale); Matt Dickerman, 8A, Seminole
Ridge High (Loxahatchee; Bill Kramer, 6A, Naples High; and
Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins CEO.
Russell noted that "All the hard work and dedication [of
these recipients] helped these teams propel to be champi-
ons. The leadership from these four men was tremendous."

Is Ray Lewis
Baltimore Ravens lineback-
-er Ray Lewis danced before
last Sunday's game against
the Indianapolis Colts and
then posted a game-high
13 tackles in his final home
game at M&T Bank Stadium
as the Ravens won 24-9. The
win helped Lewis continue
his quest for a second Super
Bowl ring. The 17-year veter-
an defied all odds by return-
ing to action after being side-


lined for 10 games due to a
torn right tricep an injury
he sustained on Oct. 14th.
He was mobbed by his team-
mates after the game and
took a victory lap to thank
the hometown fans.
As the Ravens ran out the
clock in Sunday's 24-9 win
over the Colts in the wild-
card round, coach John Har-
baugh sent linebacker Ray
Lewis onto the field to be the
last line of defense in the vic-
tory formation.
"That was inspired from
above, I guess," Harbaugh

said. "That was just an idea
from a higher power."
After quarterback Joe
Flacco took a knee one last
time to officially end the
Colts' season, Lewis, who
was playing his final game
at M&T Bank Stadium, did
his signature pregame dance
near the middle of the field.
The dance has drawn the ire
of longtime Colts wide re-
ceiver Reggie Wayne, who on

Monday called it "disrespect-
"I saw it as disrespectful,"
Wayne said. "They'd already
had a tribute every quarter."
Wayne, like Lewis, attend-
ed the University of Miami,
where he was a teammate
and roommate of Ravens free
safety Ed Reed. But Lewis
was gone, drafted by the Ra-
vens in 1996, before Wayne
arrived at Miami.
Ray Anthony Lewis, 37, is
widely considered to be one
of the best linebackers of all

Trouble continues in la la land
Do you remember when to their championship? Well,
Dwight Howard joined the LA things are not going so well in
Lakers and the talk around LA these days. Superstars Kobe
the NBA was that the Miami Bryant, a no nonsense guy,
Heat finally had a legit threat and Dwight Howard, a come-

dian in another life, just can't
get along. Nor is there any in-
dication that things are going
to get better anytime soon. A
league source told the NY Dai-
ly News that the Lakers stars
got into a heated argument fol-
lowing a New Year's Day loss
to the 76ers and Bryant went
for a low blow referencing
and agreeing with Shaquille
O'Neal's criticism of Howard
being soft. I happen to agree
with that sentiment.
Howard was restrained from

going at Bryant, according
to the source, and there have
been rumblings from the cen-
ter's camp that he's been un-
happy with Bryant since earli-
er in the season. Well so much
for a much anticipated Heat-
Lakers showdown in June.
Three days after the alterca-
tion, following a disappointing
loss to the Clippers, Howard
complained about the lack of
chemistry on the Lakers. It was
a comment seemingly directed
at Bryant, who is averaging a

league-high 22 shots despite
playing with three poten-
tial Hall of Famers. The Mike
D'Antoni-coached Lakers fell
to 15-18 after losing at home to
the Denver Nuggets, 112-105,
this past Sunday night despite
Howard's 26 rebounds. Bryant
led LA with 29 points but took
26 shots. That is not sharing
the basketball and despite the
return of guard Steve Nash the
Lakers are struggling mightily
and there are real concerns of
them even making the playoffs.

Something needs to change
as DAntoni teams have never
been known for their stellar
defense. Until the Lakers man
up and defend better things
are not likely to improve in the
City of Angels. If things con-
tinue there may be a big show-
down but the teams on the
floor will be the Heat and the
high-flying Clippers not the
constantly bickering Lakers.
The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
& Ed Freeman, can be heard
daily on WMEN 640 Sports.





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