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PULSE: Advocates for a

voiceless Black community

Clergy-based group prepares for its 32nd mitted to eradicating injustice
and discrimination perpetuated
annual convention and elections in areas from government and the
justice system, to education and
By D. Kevin McNeir nity," according to a recent press employment as experienced by release. Now as the group prepares citizens of Miami-Dade County,
for its 32nd annual conference that we understand that we have to re-
Confronting a litany of broken will include the main diligent and
promises made to the Black com- election of new steadfast both
munity dating back to the years officers, Execu- when all eyes are
immediately following the McDuffie tive Director Rev. upon and when
Riots, the Miami-based grassroots Nathaniel Wil- we're working be-
organization known as P.U.L.S.E. cox says, "we do hind the scenes."
often finds itself in the midst of con- a whole lot more Wilcox adds
troversy something you might than just show that impacting
expect given their goal of "confront- up at press con- WILCOX violence in the
ing, holding accountable and ne- ferences." Black community PACLEY
gotiating with the powers that be "While we, People United to Lead I 9A
for the needs of the Black commu- the Struggle for Equality, are com- Please turn to P.U.L.S.E. 9A

CRB marks 50 years of building racial bridges
Bernice King slated to address the RACIAL UNREST IN 1963
role of civil rights in the 21st century
governor of Alabama. In his inaugural
By D. Kevin McNeir segregation are a violation ofe proclaims "segregation justice and an affront to the segregation tomorrow and segregation
dignity of man," said the cler-
It was June 11, 1963 when gymen in their proclamationan. 28Black den
the Miami-Dade County that was signed by Catholic University
Commissioners, following and Episcopal bishops, the Cr te las U.tat
the urgings of a multi-racial director of the Council of against racial integration.
group of local religious lead- Churches [Luther C. Pierce],
ers representing a variety of the president of the Jewish April 16 Martin Luther King, J is-
faiths, created the Communi- Rabbinical Association [Rabbi sues his Letter from Birmingham Jail.
ty Relations Board [CRB]. The Solomon Schiff], the head of
faith-based leaders issued a the Negro Ministerial Alliance Ma 2, -Thousnds ofBlaks are
statement that both clarified [Rev. Edward T. Graham] and
their request and indicated the president of the Miami -Photo courtesy of Ryan Holloway Birmingham
their concern that trouble was NAACP [Rev. Theodore R. The CRB: Front (I-r):Vickie Smith Jackson; Ronald Fulton; Dr.Walter T. Richardson; Reinaldo
inevitable due to racial prob- Gibson]. June 11- George C. Wallace stands
lems both here in Miami and Now, 50 years later, the Valdes; Dr. Helen McGuire. Second row (I-r): Ahmed Kabani; Adam Tavakoly; Rabbi Solomon Alabama
across the U.S. CRB is preparing for its gold- Schiff; Marta Gonzalez-Rovirosa; Priscilla Dames-Blake; Farzana Tapia; Marjorie York; Harlene to protest against integration, before
"We proclaim that racial en anniversary conference, Kennedy; Michelle Junaj Lucking. Rear (I-r): Mario Artecona; Rev. Eddie Gervais; Dr. Larry Capp; stepping aside and allowing Blacks
prejudice, discrimination and Please turn to CRB 9A Lovette McGill; Wilfredo Ruiz; Valerie Davis-Bailey; L. George Yap; Herman Martinez.

Woods trumps

Sergio Garcia

Mike Tyson aknce againother wac eback

ThatThere's a phrase that describes hood I want to rip out
thwhich he is lending his a deter activ he 17th the in 1994 won profes- to him." by Robin Givens, his first wife,
Playrsheavyweight champion whose controversial nameCh talking pigeonsip, solve s crown at age 45. earned more than 18-year-old Black beauty queen.
70 holes, on thelessame weekendao er
in which he engaged in some

pings of a dark comedy, iboxer's latnow scheduled to premn i s as a cartoon of the life Tyson lpersong before holde reahe title. I want to take filed for F or most peoplent and threatened
Tset to star in one. on Adult Swim, the ICK haslived. Theyoung- that milestone. Awent the TYSONo hood. I want to rip out to eat the children of and misfortuner. he
MiThke Tysoman who one knocked cable programmer esthis still help of a foul-mouthed, sional boxing's biggest th t d o ysdwas convicted of rapin bog anfrom
heout an opponenight champion we ight that is an appendage of the champ, Tyspigeon w on the crown nance of heavyweight boxing, later at age re38. which they ould Black beauty

seconds, is now expected to Cartoon Network. It is Tyson's in 1986 at age 20 and boasted Tyson said: "When I fight some- During his boxing career, But Tyson's rebounds are as
bowl over viewers of the ani- latest venture. In 15-minute that he'd also be the oldest one, I want to break his will. Tyson bit off a piece of the ear numerous as his knockouts.

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CREDOend its racial divide? E BLACK PRESS
B y the time this editorial is read, we should know .E. IGSMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-168 The Black Press believes that
the name of the next mayor for the City of North A C. RE, i2 ld fr rcialnd ntion a gonism he I
1Miami unless no one garners 50 percent of the e e tn very person, regardle a, creed or coilo ir h at
vote and a runoff is required. But things will be far from RACHEL REEVES, Pubisher and airmn te la ress stries to el ev e ter in t engaz
resolved in this fast-growing Miami-Dade city where ten- that l peron are hrt a long as ane i hed b
sions have been brewing for close to 20 years between its
two largest ethnic groups: Haitians and whites.
Outgoing Mayor Andre Pierre has said that "[North Mi-
ami is] way overdue for a serious conversation about race
but that requires compromise." But resolving the de- Story line Looks like a witch hunt to me
cades-long racial feud that has ebbed and flowed in North Story ine: Looks lke a witchhunt to me
Miami could be tantamount to a mission impossible. Those who are trying to make the Benghazi assault an act of ate attempt to deceive. What community of a d
In the waning days of the recent election, there were slo- the Benghazi tragedy into a terror almost immediately as would be the motive? To cover curity environment in Benghazi
gans that included: let's take back our City; and let's clean scandal for the Obama admin- Mitt Romney learned in the sec- up the facts, and maximize the. and that our diplomats were
up City Hall. Such statements might cause one to ask: istration really ought to decide ond presidential debate but it administration's erbarrass failed by the bureaucracy at the
who is taking back the city from whom and was City Coun- what story line they want to sell. was hard to imagine that the at- merit once the truth fally State Departmer t."'
cil candidate Joseph Haber being cmical employing irony Actually, by "those" I mean Re- tack was completely unrelated campeut? :l:' H Some cover-up. .....
or just keeping it real when he passed out bars of "city publicans and by "the Obama to what was happening in Cairo, Marybe that' t a cover-up. Was Hicks "dmote for
soap to voters administration" I mean Hill- Tunis, Khartoum and Jakarta. Perhaps the administration blowing the whistle on Beng-
ary Clinton. The only coherent hazi, as he testified? He asked
The impasse between Blacks although the more accu- purpose i can discern in all of he Obama administration was eager to make clear, as to come home, understandably,
rate description would clearly be Haitians and whites in this is to sully Clinton's record Gerge W. Bush tried to do many times; that the United and the department parked him
North Miami, can be seen in the way officials and residents as secretary of state in case she es is not fighti war Islam. in a desk job with the same
talk with, or in some cases talk at, one another. In some runs for president in 2016. ates is ot iti r ist pay and rank until some-
instances, so called innocent statements have become like Well, then, maybe the trans- thing more to his liking comes
daggers. Take for example a recent mayoral forum where gression is that administration The Obama administra- conspired to hide Clinton's fail- open. Has he been muzzled?
candidate Kevin Burns included an analogy about Hai- officials, for some unfathomable tion was eager to make clear, ure to protect our diplomats Hardly, as evidenced by his tes-
nreason, willfully lied when they as George W. Bush tried to do overseas. But she. commis- timony Wednesday.
tians and drinkng that infuriated the audience. And the said the attack was in reaction many times, that the U.S. is not sioned an independent report I can only hope that Issa's
tension is not just between the two races that make up the to an anti-Islam video produced fighting a war against Islam. by former Ambassador Thomas witch hunt leads to better se-
majority of North Miami residents. No, it's more than just in the U.S. and disseminated on The administration was slow to Pickering.ithat said well, I'I curity for oi& brave diplomats.
a fight between the East and the West. Even Haitian candi- the Internet. recognize that the uproar over just qupite RepjlikeRbger R-, Even.'.-the cheapest, political
dates in this election have squared off against one another The problem is that there the video, at most, provided the Mich., chaiiiman of the House stunt cn have a silvei lining.
and in very public venues, were, in fact, tumultuous anti- opportune moment for a well- intelligence committee: Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
We would like to believe that once the Board of Elections American demonstrations tak- planned, highly organized ter- "The Pickering Report appears Prize-winning newspaper col-
ing place in cities throughout rorist attack involving heavy 'to make clear what we already umnist and the former assistant
certifies the results, that we could anticipate seeing more the Muslim world because of the weapons. This was an error, but knew, that there was strategic managing editor of The Wash-
civil, mature action with leadership that transcends race. video. President Obama labeled it makes no sense as a deliber- warning from the intelligence ington Post.
We would like to believe that it doesn't matter who wins
as mayor. But the track record in North Miami's political
arena suggests otherwise. Still, we're going to cross our
fingers and be hopeful.

When violence strikes Black A healthy democracy needs fact checking
Fact-checking movement one er column for the Washington on CNN adiring the 1992 presi- .disappearing; in hi
m om s walk a lonely road of journalism's more encourag- Post and the Associated Press. dential election status, he's working two days a
ing developments in journalism But the spirit of fact-checking But don't look for' any re- week.

rocks the cradle rules the world." But when those the fact-checking movement, in can journalism, as other news 'checking. Neil Brown,- editor of ing an important new role for
which reporters rigorously ana- organizations weigh in at criti- the Tampa Bay Times, sounds traditional media. Years ago,
Ssatme hands must also prepare for the burial of lyze and evaluate the assertions cal junctures. A watershed mo- downright evangelical when he journalists were gatekeepers.
their children, we know that things are out of sync. After and advertisements of politi- ment came last August, when talks about the work of Politi- If tips didn't pan out, no story.
all, it's children that are supposed to care for their aging cians, is nothing but healthy for Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's Fact in particular and fact- In the Internet era, "Everybody
parents and ultimately overseeing their funerals not the democracy. error-riddled speech at the Re- checking in general. "If politi- is flooded with bogus informa-
other way around. Farewell to the totally unla- publican National Convention cians know a fact-checker is out tion." News outlets can serve as
But in a growing number of cites across the U.S., includ- mented he-said, she-said ap- was rapidly discredited, even by there, they are going to be more "adjudicators, honest brokers,
ing Miami, Black youth have taken up arms against other proach, in which politico A says Fox News. careful' to be accurate," he says. referees."
young adults, killing with reckless abado and with little X, politico B says Y, a nd the sto- Now we are at a point of tran- "There's p6wer in disclosure." One of the depressing aspects
ou dut n less bo w h i ry leaves it at that and leaves sition, as two key players in the Brown, who is actively look- of last year's election was that
or no remorse. It is the mothers of these murdered youth the reader or viewer completely rise of fact-checking are step- ing for Adair's successor, is ex- some candidates continued to
who must somehow remain strong in the face of tragedy. confused. Instead, the fact- ping down. Bill Adair, who came cited both by the work of the promulgate bad information,
It is the mothers of these murdered youth who must often checkers, utilizing painstaking up with the idea for PolitiFact main site, which focuses on even after it had been widely
pick up the pieces and care for their other children as the research rather than partisan and has nurtured its growth national politics, and the 10 discredited. They figured that
family mourns. Yes, the same hands that rocked the cradle spin, figure out who's telling the into a national franchise, is partnerships it has with news- if they repeated the nonsense
must now see the lid of the coffin closed on a young man truth and who isn't. leaving at the end of June to be- papers across the country, from loudly and frequently enough,
or woman who died way before their time. The movement was fueled come Knight Professor of Com- Nashua, N.H., to Milwaukee to they would drown out the fact-
largely by the launch of Fact- putational Journalism at.Duke Austin. The operation is going checkers. But that's no reason
In our reflections on Mother's Day featured last week in, an initiative of the University's Sanford School of global. Similarly, FactCheck. to be discouraged. All the fact-
our Faith and Family section, several mothers from Mi- University of Pennsylvania's An- Public Policy.'s org remains deeply commit- checkers can do is lay out the
ami talked about their children whose lives were snuffed nenberg Public Policy Center, founding director, Brooks Jack- ted to the cause. Heir appar- truth. The rest is up to the vot-
out due to senseless violence. One boy, 15, was shot by a in 2003, and PolitiFact, by the son, the godfather of fact-check- ent Eugene Kiely, a former edi- ers.
14-year-old robber while in his own home. Another young Tampa Bay Times in 2007. Oth- ing, recently moved to emeritus tor at USA TODAY, has moved Rieder is editor and senior vice
man, had recently graduated from high school and was er mainstays include Glenn Kes- status. He had been at it since seamles~is nto Jackson's role :fresident of American Journal-
anticipating the birth of his first child when he murdered sler, who writes The Fact Check- his ad watch reports appeared as diredtor. Jackson is hardly ism Reiiew.
in a drive-by shooting. Then there was a talented football
player with dreams of stardom before him, that was shot
and killed by an unknown assailant one day after practice.
The stories of pain could go on and on. In fact, they do. Sustaining the Black community today
But what strikes us as so amazing is the spirit of forgive-
ness that is so evident in each of the mothers' lives. it
Some say they went to private counseling while others If something is good and it dition of scholarly excellence in wrong issues, the Black church.s
turned to their pastors or to members of their church. is enjoyable, it's not surprising our community, are slowly but When presented with the de- Black church been sustained,
that people want it to last for- steadily falling by the wayside. clining Black family, subpar and generally what are the keys
Some mothers have even gone on to become anti-violence
ever. We want the goodness to Schools that were once virtually educational achievement and a to sustainability?
advocates. But all of them have endured the cycles of grief. be unceasing. We want it to be the only choice for Black higher lack of progress on key econom- For institutions, organiza-
They have all cried Until no more tears were left. Somehow, sustained. But the sad fact is education are now failing to re- icr issues, today's self-professed tions and movements that
through it all, they have continued to survive, that nothing lasts forever. Even ceive broad economic support Blick tleaders seem quite inef- want t last, they must, at their
the cosmos is subject to the va- because, in part, they become fective in comparison with the core, contain the materials and
garies of time and will one day enmeshed in non-educational greatness of their predecessors. the chemistry that it takes to be
cease to exist. issues, reflect poor management Even effective past efforts sustainable. Like kernels that al-
WHEN THE NEWS MATTERS TO YOU Within Black America, despite and often produce graduates by the Nation of Islam to make ways produce stalks of corn and
the hardships we have faced, create the kernels that grow yet
TURN TO YOUR NEWSPAPER there have been many favorable onsider the example of the Black family. Formerly the more corn in the future, these
developments that have ben- er th institutions, organizations and
efited our people. They should bedrock of our community, the Black family is now fail- movements must include what
continue. Unfortunately, many ing. Around 70 percent of Black children are currently is essentially a genetic code that
appear to be unsustainable, being born out of wedlock w ensures their sustainability.
Consider the example of the Sustainable entities must em-
Black family. Formerly the bed- body long-range plans with pro-
rock of our community, the Black who exhibit sub-par academic Black America more productive visions for course corrections
family is now failing. Around achievement, and independent are not being (consider the U.S. Constitution),
70 percent of Black children The rapid pace and major replicated today. Given Minister systematic processes for leader-
are currently being born out of accomplishments of the Mar- Louis Farrakhan's current ad- ship succession (consider the
wedlock, and the availability of tin Luther King-era civil rights vanced age and declining health, Catholic Church) and flexibility
marrying-age Black males is re- movement left the establishment we must wonder whether that to evolve (consider creation it-
stricted by a very high, albeit de- Black special interest groups movement will be sustained be- self).
clining, incarceration rate. with a hard act to follow and few yond his passing. B.B. Robinson, Ph.D. is a mem-
Several of the nation's his- critical hurdles to overcome. To- Conversely, there is an im- ber of the Project 21 Black lead-
torically Black colleges and uni- day's civil rights lobby is largely portant institution that remains ership network. is an economist
versities (HBCUs), which many a "go along to get along" move- sustained, in form if not in and director ofBlackEconomics.
One Fnmily Seraing Dade ond Bnward Counie, Since 1923 charge with maintaining a tra- ment that often focuses on the substance. That institution is org.




+ Other Malcolms must be allowed to live
0 He I don't know how or why Mal- his story was going to end. I more difficult to do so when it just seemed that life never
colm Shabazz [the grandson can also say that his death you were not given the proper gave him the preparation nec-
Sof Malcolm X] died last week didn't surprise me. Most of emotional, strategic and edu- essary to become the kind of
in Mexico. However, we'd be our hearts were broken after cational tools in order to do man that he wanted to be.
lying if we didn't acknowledge seeing him struggle with legal so. When I think about Malcolm
6 that the late Malcolm Sha- problems and all the other is- Frederick Douglas once said, Shabazz, I think about all the
bazz had a troubled life. He'd sues the family dealt with over "It's easier to build strong boys millions of young Black men
been arrested on several oc- the years. His grandfather than to repair broken men." who have the brilliance to be
A Scasions and was described by died too soon. and most of us I am sorry to say that the kings but are never taught
a judge as "brilliant, but dis- how to tap into that brilliance
turbed." On the other hand, at an early age. There are oth-
we also know that some of the T hen I think about Malcolm Shabazz, I think about all er little Malcolms in our com-
B4 ASso-called conspiracy theories the millions of young Black men who have the bril- munity and they must not be
l about the way our govern- liance to be kings but are never taught how to tap allowed to die. Society plans a
# '\ I ment does business against into that brilliance at an early age..There are other little Malcolms spiritual death for these boys
%. U 1m domestic and foreign enemies before they are even born, and
is not a theory at all. Before he in our community and they must not be allowed to die. we must come together as a
...... i died, the younger Malcolm felt'- community to protect them.
-I -I that the U.S. government was To use the words of the great
dealing with him in an under- hoped that his first male heir young man who died last week Malcolm X, we must complete
SI, handed way. I don't doubt it; would at least be in a position was broken as a child and this task "by any means nec-
our government certainly is to try to fill the powerful shoes 'seemed to stumble through essary," for it will impact the
underhanded. left by his grandfather. life. Towards the end, he was future of our community.
SI didn't know Malcolm per- There were hints of great- working to get educated, writ- Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Pro-
rL sonally but I followed his life ness but it's difficult to/match ing books and doing all the fessor at Syracuse University
OI"IE enough to know that I was the expectations of a giant as things that we'd hope he'd and author of the book, "Black
_JL-.5 |very concerned about how large as Malcolm X. It's even do. But I hate admitting that American Money."

Socialized medicine is coming to America
i The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a ing to fine us and assess fees and everyone will have low-cost waivers. Their friends ndcam-
ft Obamacare, is starting to raise like never before. Governments insurance that even allows pre- paign donors are being allowed
its ugly head. Many of us think cannot effectively run a health- existing conditions. But the to become exempt from Obam-
Sthe concept is dangerous and care system and, most of all, it recession, stimulus and other acare. But" yet it gets worse.
costly. What is evolving is that violates our principles of capi- issues clouded our minds and There is a movement to. exempt
it is the worst thing to ever hap- talism and free enterprise. This they bum rushed this macabre the entire Congress and their
pen to the U.S. economy. Right staffers from the law. These
now this is clear:. The federal anisthatwillf t insuran ritsm- guys pushed this poison on us
government has taken over our opan at wi orce o uyi e and now they want a big giant
) Shealthcare industry. It has tak- ployees will make hard decisions. They can reduce their waiver for themselves.
S. en it over without any expertise employee workforce to below the 30 employee thresh- Companies that will be forced
^ or clear strategy. Almost daily old. They can move out of the country and they could stall expan- to buy insurance for its employ-
S'T%]rSCFl /,. I \ new horrors are popping up. We ees will make hard decisions.
are about to emulate Sweden i0n plans. All this leads to more unemployment. They can reduce their em-
and Canada. Socialized medi- ployee workforce to below the
cine is coming to the U.S. belongs in China, Russia or any law through Congress and the 30 employee -threshold. They
According to Steve Forbes, it other nation that still clings to White House signed it immedi- can move out of the country
will add $200 billion per year a proven failed system social- ately. and they could stall expansion
t\ o our deficit. That is $2 trillion ism. How did we come to this? There is much hypocrisy to all plans. All this leads to more un-
in 10 years. Unlike Sweden and It was romance -- the naive of this. Many of those who have employment.
Canada, where they tax their thought finally we are going to supported this calamity are Harry C. Alford is the co-found-
people at Sates' exceeding 50 fix our healthcare system. We seeking to avoid it personally. er, president/CEO of the Nation-
percent, our government is go- are going to make it affordable The administration is granting al Black Chamber of Commerce.

Should Blacks care if the Coming out! Why is it important?
As the lesbian, gay, bisexu- out to close family and friends, turn gives struggling LGBT but common.
D olphins stay in M iam i? al and transgender program She also felt it was a personal/ kids' role models. You can't LGBT people come out be-
manager at my job, I was asked private issue about someones imagine the lives you affect and cause we need more role mod-
GREG MOODY, 54 TAVARIS BETTS, 21 the above question today after I sexuality. I told her, I definitely inspire adults and kids .alike, els for our children. We need
Hialeah, entrepreneur Liberty City, lawn service sent out an email about Jason disagree. just be living your life out and more education for society as a
Collins coming out. Surprised It's important to be true to positive. Being out also shows whole. This can only occur in
"No, I don't care [about the Yeah, [the Dolphins are] my my co-worker's question, I as- yourself and your feelings. This that we are regular people: po- your own way and in your own
Dolphins] one favorite team and we're the only sumed that everyone under- happens only when you truly lice officers, doctors, teachers, time. Gor Jason Collins and
way or arnoth- ones who're stood why it is important to become comfortable in your coaches and even NBA play- many others, it was timel
er." supporting come out, even at work. My co- own skin. ers. Being out shows young
them." worker, who I consider a friend, Being out increases the vis- people that being gay and suc- Adrienne Lamb
felt that you should only come ibility of LGBT people and in cessful is not only possible, Miami

Silence at our own peril
"Power concedes nothing America finally has a presi- person in prison, actually com- when all teaching starts at
CECIL CLAIRE, 51 WOODY NEWKIRK, 71 without a demand; it never has dent that is .genuinely con- mitted the crime, every missing home, and our parents aren't at
Liberty City, property manager Liberty City, motivational speaker and it never will." cerned with groups that have Black father chose to leave his home, because they're in pris-
/ Frederick Douglass. been historically discriminated family, there are no political ons? We must demand the im-
"Yes. It's a "Yeah Blacks should care; It is disheartening to see against, and Blacks are silent, prisoners in America, or any mediate return of our fathers,
lot of Blacks Don Shula such stagnation in the Nation- They have made no public de- real racial injustice worth men- mothers, brothers and sisters,
who work at made history al Civil Rights Movement, when mands, by 'marching or pro- tioning to a national audience. back to. our communities. We
the stadium. here at that it comes to Blacks. It seems testing, aside from symbolic We must make public de- aren't saying let everyone out
That little in- stadium. Mi- that other minorities have marches that celebrate past mands, that our government of prison, we are talking about
come helps ami made the been vocal about their respec- Civil Rights victories. Public stop destroying Black families, non-violent drug offenders, in-
them it did '-- Dolphins." tive rights to equal treatment. perception is. that Blacks have torturing Blacks with decades nocent men and women, politi-
for me." From Muslims to gays and les- reached the Promise Land. in prison for minor crimes and cal prisoners and victims of po-
bians to latinos, every group Black men wake up in new Bu- allowing police and prosecutor lice and prosector misconduct.
has rallied against unfair and gatti's and make it rain at the misconduct to ensnare us, re- Free our people.
unequal treatment to a recep- strip clubs, is the perception. gardless of guilt or innocence.
JAMES WHITEHEAD, 52 APON NICHOLS, 40 tive Obama Administration. Blacks are fine, every Black How can we stop gun violence, Roderick O. Williams.
Liberty City; security Miami Gardens, stage technician
"Yeah, it's "I care, I'm a fan; however I The Miami Times is on the job
a good team. don't mind
as long as driving to S Let me take this opportu- people witnessed this envi- 'driving. When I inquired with for the coverage of this envi-
they're down Palm Beach nity to thank you and The ronmental strategy tailored the gentleman [photographer ronmental strategy covered by
here, I don't for a game ei- Miami Times for the cover- to high school juniors and Kevin Hicks] what news outlet "our newspaper."
care." ther." age. of the Mock DUI on May seniors as they prepare for he was from, he replied "The
3rd at Miami Northwestern the prom, showing the deadly Miami Times." I' hollered with Vivilora D. Perkins Smith
Senior High School. Over 500 consequences of drinking and joy. Thank you a million times Miami

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Big test for immigration bill brings hope to backers

Despite bipartisan progress, holding firm."
SAME-SEX IMMIGRATION RIGHTS But Republican critics said
passagefuncertain in Senate the bill still ignores important
passage uncertain in Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy. D-Vt. filed amendments to extend im- demands on border security
By Alan Gomez Republicans and 13 from Dem- ..migration rights and benefits to the spouses and families- that will make it difficult to pass
ocrats. Sen. Charles Schumer, of LGBT couples who are in a long-term committed relation- the Senate and especially the
Republican-controlled House of
WASHINGTON Senators D-N.Y., said some of the Repub- ship." Immigration activists lobbied the Gang of Eight to in- Representativesse
who back a sweeping immigra- lican amendments have helped elude such provisions In their bill, but members held off. And sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas saw
tion law said Thursday they were strengthen the bill and should Sen. I Crz R-exs saw
tion law said Thursday they were strengthen the bill and should while the Idea has support from Democrats on the Judiciary the committee vote down one
heartened by the first big test of encourage more GOP members
the proposal in which members of Congress to consider voting committee; Republicans have warned that including the of his amendments that would
of both parties were allowed to for it. topic on an already-controversial bill could ruin any chances have tripled the size of the Bor-
der Patrol and quadrupled the
make changes to the bill. "We all know this is going to it has at clearing both chambers," Sen. Lindsey Graham, number of drores and sensors
The Democratic-led Senate be a long, hard road but we're R-S.C., has said simply that adding LGBT immigration rights used to patrol the southwest
Judiciary Committee adopted off fo a good start," Schumer would "kill the bill." border with Mexico.
eight amendments offered by said. "I think our arguments are t lease turn to TEST 7A
Please turn to TEST 7A

Prosecutor: Arie Ait slimmer: NJ's

Castro could face Gov. Christie has

the death penalty weight-loss surgery
By Steve People, Geoff four, said at a news conference in
By Donna Leinwand Leger Berry, Gina DeJesus and Mi- Mulvihill and Katie Zezima Newark. "This is about my fam-
and Gary Strauss chelle Knight were raped by ily's future."
Castro. Knight was impregnat- Gov. Chris Cristie, who once Christie, who appeared thinner
CLEVELAND The man ac- ed five times during her captiv- famously called himse:lf the than he did earlier this year, said
cused of holding three women ity, then starved and beaten, healthiest fat guy you've ever he decided around the time of his
captive in his house for more forcing the termination of the seen," disclosed last birthday in September
than a decade could face the fetuses. Berry, also impregnat- Tuesday he had se- to have the surgery
death penalty if it's determined ed, gave birth to a baby now cretly undergone and itially planned
he is responsible for the deaths 6 in Castro's basement, ac- weight-loss surgery, a to have it done in
of the victims' inborn chil- cording to the report. major new step by the November. But Su-
dren, prosecutors said Earlier Monday, Castro was potential Repuicn per stor s de- arrneed n sevpresidential contend- struction in New Jer-
Cuyahoga County charges of kidnapping er to address both his sey pushed back the
Cuyahoga County charges of kidnapping health'and a political procedure until Feb-
Prosecutor Timothy and rape.andcuffed vulnerability. ruary. In the opera-
McGinty said pending and wearing a dark The stakes are tion, a band was sur-
etwit emrso Cat o, fow a srdstared at the AeCart high for Ch.ristie, gically placed around
further police ives- blue jail jump suit, -ammanuel Dunand AFP/Get-. magesr hg fr Christie C RIS \ p around
tigation, Castro, 52 Castro stared at the Ariel Castro is araigned at Cleveland Municipal Court on with medical prfessionals and his stomactorestricthow much
could face charge of floor through most of four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape on May 9. campaign strategists alike sg- food he could eat.
murder in the course the five-minute hear- Bail was set at $8 million. geng there i no more serious Christie has not previously dis-
of kidnapping, which ing, even as he ex- barrier to his personal well-being closed his weight, and he didn't
carries a potential changed words and ed neighbors, then police and land's west-side streets to use and national ambitions than his last Tuesday. But it has been an
death penalty. Mc- a few nods with pub- the word to the nightmare she for whatever self-gratifying, weight issuethroughut his political ca-
Ginty will present the MCGINTY lic defender Kathleen and fellow victims DeJesus and self-serving ways that he saw It's not about politics, he said. reer. Comedians have often made
case to the grand jury DeMetz, his attorney. Knight endured. fit." It's about turning 50and want- fun f it, and in interviews with
and could seek aggra- Cleveland Municipal Prosecutor Brian Murphy He said the women were ing to be around as his children David Letterman, Oprah Win-
vated murder charges for each Court Judge Lauren Moore set said the rape and kidnapping forced to endure a "horrifying grow up. frey, Barbara Walters and others,
of the pregnancies. bail at $8 million. charges are based on Castro's ordeal for more than a decade" This is a hell of a lot more im- Christie has both jokedabout the
'Initial police reports obtained It was Castro's first court ap- "premeditated, deliberate and in which they had been "bound, portant to me than running for issue and said solemnly that he
by Cleveland TV station WKYC pearance since his arrest Mon- depraved decisions to snatch restrained and sexually as- president," Christie, a father of was trying to shed pounds.
said kidnap victims Amanda day, after Berry's screams alert- three young ladies from Cleve- saulted." i

Halting military sexual assaults
Top Obama aides meet to talk of tours focusing on middle-class
solutions with lawmakers Aos report this week says up to
26,000 military members were
David Jackson critical need for continued ac- sexually assaulted last year, and
tion to prevent this crime, and sexual assaults in the military
Top aides to President Obama this meeting is one positive step jumped by more than one-third
met with members of Congress forward for advancing solutions." since 2010.
on Thursday to discuss legisla- Sixteen lawmakers met with Obama called the findings out-
tion to crack down on the grow- Jarrett and Tchen, both rageous and demanded C O M P r EH EN -SIV E
ing number of sexual assaults in of whom are members that the Pentagon take
the military, of the president's Coun- p o action.
Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser cil on Women and Girls. I i Bottom line is I have RIT T E
to President Obama, and Tina The officials dis- no tolerance for this," B R E A S T
Tcheri, chief of staff for first lady cussed a variety of Obama said. "I have a t North Shore Me d i c a I C enter
Michelle Qbama, spoke with pending proposals in t communicated this to
House and Senate members Congress to change the the secretary of Defense. COMPLETE BREAST CARE FOR LIFE
from both parties. military's justice system We're going to commu-
White House spokesman Jay to better deal with sexu- nicate this again to folks
Carney said the meeting reflects al assaults. They ranged JARRETT up and down the chain
Obama's concern about a new from rules about the treatment in areas of authority, and I ex-
report that shows a disturbing of accusers to eliminating provi- pect consequences." ARE YOU BREAST HEALTHY
rise in sexual assaults by ser- sions that allow commanders to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.,
vicemembers. override verdicts, was among those who met with
"He has zero tolerance for sex- Klobuchar and Sen. Lisa Jarrett and Tchen,. spokesman The five year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90%
ual assault in the military," Car- Murkowski, R-Alaska, have a bill Matt McAlvanah said. when caught early. But how can you catch it early?
ney said. that would require the military to Murray and Sen. Kelly Ayotte,
One of the meeting partici- retain restricted reports of sexu- R-N.H. who also attended the The importance. of routine diagnostic testing and
pants, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D- al assault for 50 years; currently, White House meeting have simple minimally-invasive procedures can be a key
Minn., said that "while we have servicemembers have to request proposed a bill that would pro- tool in breast cancer detection.
made some progress in estab- retention of those records. vide special counsels to as-
lishing new policies to address President Obama did not at- sault victims to help guide them
sexual assault in the ranks, the tend the meeting. He was travel- through the military justice sys- Dre Hkan Charles-Hafris, Breast Surgeon and Medical
recent report underscores the ing to Austin to launch a series tem. Director of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute at
North Shore Medical Center, wants to share with you

Abortionist could get death peialty how you can be breast healthy.
pJoin Dr. Charles Harris as he provides an exciting sneak
GOSNELL nated with sexually transmitted U.S. Pro-abortion rights groups preview of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute
continued from 1A diseases. say Gosnell was an outlier
Gosnell faced hundreds of breaking numerous laws and opening soon at North Shore Medical Center. Come
severing their spinal cords after lesser charges, including em- regulations, while the anti-abor- and meet the knowledgeable and supportive female Hkan Charles-Harris,
they were born alive in his Phila- ploying a minor in his clinic and tion rights movement has used staff and learn about the different components of the MD, RPVI, FACS
delphia clinic. He was acquit- violating the state's 24-hour the case to advocate for more Breast Institute. Breast Surgeon
ted of one of those charges and waiting period for abortions, state-level abortion restrictions.'
convicted in three. Gosnell was He was also charged with per- "The greatest tragedy is that
"also found guilty iri the acciden- forming abortions on women Kermit Gosnell is not alon," said Thd y May 23 rd
tal death of a patient who died who were more than 24 weeks Marjorie Dannenfelser, the pres- hursda y, Ma v L 3
after receiving an abortion and a pregnant, which is illegal in the ident of the anti-abortion group
lethal mix of sedatives and pain- state. Gosnell's wife, a cosme- SBA-List. "Exploitation of wom- 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
killers at his clinic. tologist who helped perform the en and complete disregard for North Shore Medical Center Auditorium
Gosnell's lawyers argued dur- abortions, was among four of their health and well-being are
ing the trial that no babies were the clinic's employees who also problems endemic to the entire (off the main lobby)
born alive in the clinic. pleaded guilty to several charg- abortion industry." Refreshments will be served.
es. Ilyse Hogue, president of
DOCTOR HAD "HOUSE OF HORRORS" Earlier on Monday, jurors said NARAL Pro-Choice America,
A 2010 federal investigation they were deadlocked on two said Gosnell will "get what he Reservations required please call
described the West Philadel- of the charges aigainst Gosnell. deserves" now that he's been
phia clinic as a filthy "house of They resumed deliberating and found guilty.
horrors" that primarily served reached a decision early in the "Now, let's make sure these 1-800-984-434
low-income women seeking late- afternoon. CNN reported that women are vindicated by deliv-
term abortions, The nearly 300- the prosecutor in the case cried ering what all women deserve:
page grand jury report said re- when the verdict was read Mon- Access to the full range of health
mains of fetuses were stored in day afternoon. services including safe, high- IN 0 R T SH O RE
freezers and that instruments The trial has stoked debate quality and legal abortion care," I Medical Center
used in abortions were contami- over late-term abortions in the she said in a statement.


Florida foster care may be national model
Foster-care reforms created to help kids fit in and succeed may be mo elfor other states That's one reason the bills done is bubble-wrap these
sailed through the 2013 Legis- kids and deprive them of
By Kate Santich training. Yet half of the or GED. And those were youth lature with little or no op- any kind of normalcy when
"We've made 18 nearly 20,000 kids who had enrolled in indepen-, position and had the backing it comes to childhood. We've
For thousands of foster kids this magic age in in the state's care dent-living programs that offer of both DCF Secretary David designed a system where
across Florida, life is about to foster care," said are behind at least guidance in budgeting and life Wilkins and Gov. Rick Scott. they have to check with their
become a little more "normal." Glen Casel, presi- one grade in school skills. Wilkins was among several caseworker over every move -
Under newly passed laws dent and CEO of often because of A disproportionate number Florida officials who testi- things as simple as getting a
being watched by much of the Community Based traumatic home lives of former foster youth also fled before a Congressional haircut."
nation, children growing up Care of Central before theywere wind up homeless, subcommittee Thursday on Former foster child Carmen
in the state's care will soon be Florida, the non-' removed from their "This is about helping to the state's ongoing "culture Morales, now 21, agreed. As
allowed to play sports, sleep profit agency that RICK SCOTT biological families create successful adults," said change" for foster kids a a teenager, she told friends
over at a friend's house, go contracts with the state to or frequent moves afterward. Bill D'Aiuto, who leads the shift that may be adopted on a she couldn't attend sleep-
to a movie or do any of the manage foster care in Orange, And few manage to graduate Florida Department of Chil- national level. overs because her mother was
things other children do with- Osceola and Seminole coun- high school by age 18. dren and Families' Central For years, the foster-care "overly protective." That way,
out their caretakers having to ties. Last year, a survey of former Florida division. "Not only do system has focused solely on she wouldn't have to reveal
pursue background checks "When my kid turned 18, foster youth between 18 and these new laws improve our safety, said state Sen. Nancy she was in foster care.
and court orders, nothing happened. He woke 23 found that 40 percent had foster kids' well-being and sat- Detert, R-Venice, a sponsor of "I felt like an outcast," said
Also, instead of having to up and went to school like he beeinarrested at least once; isfaction, but n the endwell the legislation, who also testi- Morales, who now lives and
leave foster care on their 18th does every day. But in some 45 prntf young women hopefully see fewer kids who fled Thursday., works in Orlando. "I didn't
birthdays,. theyll have the foster homes, when kids turn had had children, 47 percent are incarcerated, homeless or "Wefelt our main purpose feel like I had anyone who
option of staying until age 18, they're expected to pack were receiving food stamps havingkids of their own at a was to protect these chil understood me and that I was
21 as long as they're going to up their stuff and head out on and 40 percent had yet to young age. On the fiscal side, dren... but in our quest to constantly being labeled ...
:school, working or getting job their own." receive a high school diploma there's a huge'impact." keep them safe, what we've These changes- they're big."

Medicare begins signup of 3.5 million .0
By William E. Gibson out expanding Medicaid. out to the uninsured of all ages, FLORIDA GETS $3.85 MILLION
because they have' experience Coverage starts Jan. 1, when
WASHINGTON Facing the 1 IN 5 NOT PROTECTED and established networks. everyone is expected to have in-
next big health-care challenge in That means Florida, where one surance or pay a penalty.
Florida, Uncle Sam plans to enlist in five residents lacks insurance, VERY CONFUSING Florida will get $5.85 million of
hundreds of consumer "naviga- will continue to face many of the The "navigators" will be a mix federal grants to pay for the navi- Na ts tlk eii o en
tors" over the next several months same problems that how plague of full- and part-time people, gators plus some additional feder- !
to help enroll up to 3.5 million un- its health-care system, including paid an amount determined by al dollars.- Last week, Health and To be more responsibl fr ter
insured state residents by Janu- hundreds of millions of dollars those who get the grants. The Human Services Secretary Kath- -i''
ary, when everyone is required to in uncofnpensated "charity" care grantees may also train volun- leen Sebelius announced that Im n t!y..
have health insurance. that shifts costs to employers and teers teachers, guidance coun- Florida's 48 community health K' a
Prospective navigators are anyone who pays for insurance. selors, school nurses, business centers. will get $8.1 million to should support busi
preparing to plunge into neigh- "I'm sure it will be challenging, staff.- to help spread the word help the uninsured enroll. A t ..
borhoods, schools, clinics, un- because it's Florida," said Jodi and advise consumers. "When and if the dollars come One another; stri
employment offices, farm-labor Ray of the Florida Covering Kids "It's still a little confusing to by, we will be looking for people Sfood, clohig, shelter, f
hubs, college campuses, church- and Families Coalition based us, so it's going to be very con- already known in the community d comn niation (products) from
es and companies about to lay off in Tampa, who is applying for a fusing to the population when and trusted to do the job of navi-
workers wherever the uninsured statewide federal grant to spear- it's new," warned Rebecca Miele, gator," said Dawn Steward, chair- on pe e to elp buil
can be found to persuade them head the navigator program. "But KidCare outreach coordinator for woman of the Healthy Start Coali-u u it o
to enroll in a health-care plan, we have many engaged partners the Broward County Health De- tion of Orange County. "You have
help them to fill out the forms and who care passionately about this partment. to go to them, including people neighborh s.
determine if they're eligible for tax issue and already work with the Training for some prospective with different languages and cul-
credits to help pay for it. target populations. We will have navigators has begun, but they tures. A lot of these families never
Still, some of those who already to get something up and running don't have much time. Grant ap- have had health care for genera- 'Youl
reach out to the uninsured expect really fast." plications are due June 7. Fed- tions." t o
the state to be left with big gaps in Community leaders in South eral officials plan to announce But she and other potential
coverage next year, partly because and Central Florida that already awards by Aug. 15. And enroll- navigators are afraid that Florida
a deadlocked Florida Legislature enroll children in Florida's Kid- ment begins Oct. 1, when a fed- will be left with big coverage gaps
- reluctant to carry out the new Care program of subsidized cov- erally run online shopping "ex- despite the goal of the Affordable
law known as "Obamacare" erage will likely be among the change" will be launched listing Care Act to insure nearly every-
ended its session on May 3 with- subcontractors hired to reach insurance policies in Florida. one.

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Broward Commissioner owes $13,0ooo00 ______
By Lisa J. Huriash Avenue; and $2,393.83 on an neglect my children. I've enue that is delinquent.
apartment on Northwest 19th been helping them be- All of the homes are in Pompano Beach man accused of stabbing during scuf
Broward Commissioner Dale Street. cause they have had the central Broward dis- A 22yearold Pompano Beach man is accused of stabbing a man who swung his fists at
V.C. Holness owes almost He has paid in full on two oth- a tough time and even trict that he represents. the alleged perpetrato gfrend, according to a Browaheriffs report.
$13,000 in unpaid property er homes in Lauderhill and Fort though some [of them] Holness, a Democrat, Hechonfess
taxes on five apartments he Lauderdale. are grown ... I still have was criticized for the protect his girlfriend by stabbing Zaurus Williams, of Fort Lauderdale, after Williams swung
owns in Lauderhill, records "I'm paying it as I can," he the responsibility," Hol- back taxes on a website theili il ll i
show. said. He plans to sell at least one ness said. HOLNESS called "Media Trackers," ed on erinthea
According to the Broward of the units to stop his losses. Several of his kids lived an organization. which onWiiama he
County Property Appraiser, Hol- Holness said he's been direct- in those homes while in school defined itself as "conserva- Her se iffi e
ness is delinquent on his taxes ing his resources and $92,097 or unemployed and did not pay tive." e e ode, e eo i
since 2010. He owes $2,502.01 annual county salary to his sev- rent, Holness said. "It's getting "I believe we ought to be h
on an apartment on Northwest en children, ages 8-20, and his better, because they have a good stewards," he said. "And
56th Avenue; $5,277.37 on real estate ventures have strug- job, so that should be chang- I'm very conservative in my ex-
two units both on. Northwest gled to earn income. .ing;" he said. penditures. In my personal life
Ehi re'et; $2,586e83 oina "I have different responsi- He said he'lives: :none of the I don't spend unless it's im-
apartment on Northwest 52nd bilities. I have children, I don't units o Northwest 52nd Av- portant for my children."

theN:55 a.m. crash, said FHP Lt.Tmn Frith.
Audit says Broward teachers double paid 9

By Karen Yi a total of about $9,000 last year, work until 3 p.m. but the audit gave her statement to auditors.
the report said. That includ- found about .a dozen of them Krishnaiyer said her group was
WESTON About a dozen ed $2,000 paid to the Weston were being paid for afterschool still gathering information and
teachers at Manatee Bay Ele- school's former PTA president, activities starting at 2 p.m., would work with the PTA to "ad-
mentary School were paid by a with six other members paid be- which is when students are dis- dress any issues that may need
parent group for extracurricular tween $617 to $2,250. missed. resolution."
work performed last fall while "This is not encouraged at all," '"This resulted in the teachers BroWard. School District
they.were supposed to be on the said Latha Krishnaiyer, a previ- being paid by the district for an spokesperson Tracy Clark said
job, according to a preliminary ous president of the Broward hour of work not performed," she could not comment because
audit. County Council of PTAs, which. the audit said. th6 "audit process had not been
The Parent Teacher Associa- trains and guides local groups. Members of the Manatee Bay completed." But she said con-
tion, which paid the teachers, "We are on a totally volunteer PTA declined to comment as did tract violations are subject to
also paid some of its members basis, and we're proud of that." school principal Heather Hed- discipline outlined in collective
$10 an hour to volunteer for Teachers are contracted to man-Devaughn, who said she bargaining agreements.

Vitas Healthcare accused of medicare fraud
Founded by Florida Senate president that requires the immediate and care for MC was $170,999 be-
short-term provision of skilled tween 2009 and 2012, accord-
By Mary Ellen Klas Gaetz, R-Niceville, who was nursing services" are eligible to ing to the complaint.
elected to the Senate in 2006, receive so-called crisis care, the near the Florida urnpke
TALLAHASSEE The U.S. said through .a spokeswoman most costly form of hospice care, CALIFORNIA CASE CITED
Department of Justice has sued late Wednesday that the Depart- according to the complaint. The Justice Department found
the hospice company founded ment of Justice complaint in- In 2013, for example, Medi- that Vitas'billitigs for crisis care
by Florida Senate President Don volves issues that occurred after care's daily reimbursement rate was almost six times higher t d n a t
Gaetz, accusing the .ompany of he left the company. for crisis care was $742 more than the national average. ,
engaging in Medicare fraud for Since 2004, "and for the past per patient than the daily rate A Vitas nurse reported that
more than 11 years, in- nine years, President for routine home care, the com- on more than one occasion she Trial of women forced into prostitution begins
cluding during the time Gaetz has nof owned plaint said. arrived at the home of a patient By Paula McMahon that she had Desir's first name
Gaetz was vice chair- I any stock in the com- The lawsuit alleges that Vitas described by Vitas as needing tattooed in large dark letters on
man. pany or served in any Healthcare systematically at- crisis care but instead would Prosecutors say that a hus- her chest at his suggestion, was
The lawsuit, filed May capacity as an employ tmpted to overcharge Medicare find the patient "at church, at band-and-wife team held vulner- one of his "enforcers," the pros-
2 in the district court ee, officer, director, con- for services that were either not the beauty parlor, or playing able young women against their ecution said.
for the western district sultant or volunteer," provided or given to patients bingo," the complaint said. will a moel an ome in te icti did nt
of Missouri, alleges that said Katie Betta, Gaetz's who were not eligible for the lev- Despite the fact: that these ward and Palm Beach counties, Daddy's rules, Fire would come
since at least 2002 Vitas Senate spokeswoman, el of care billed to Medicare. The patients did not need or receive forcing them to work as prosti in and beat the daylights out
Hospice Services and "The complaint relates Justice Department also claims crisis care, the complaint alleges tutes. of her," Assistant U.S. Attorney
VitasH. mattrs long after the company used aggressive 'fliat Vits billod a a r
Vitas Healthcare Corp., gETZ to atters long after the company used aggressive Iat Vitas BilledlMiedici-', fri t the But defense attorneys for Francis Viamontes told jurors.
the largest provider o- resideit taetz sold his at.keting tactics and pressured services anyway. Mackenley Desir, 34, and his The alleged victims are ex-
for-profit hospice services in the interest in the company." staff to increase the number of "The Medicare hospice benefit wife, Genet Rembert, 20, of Hal- pected to testify that they were
country, "misspent tens of mil- The company said in a state- crisis care claims submitted to .is intended to provide patients landale Beach, say the women forced to have sex with clients
lions of taxpayer dollars from the ment issued May 3 that it in- Medicare and set goals for the nearing the end of life with pain including one from a Boca Raton who responded to online escort
Medicare program." tends "to defend this lawsuit vig- number of days that management and other drug rehab and another who ran service ads, picked them up at
Gaetz sold the company in orously." were to be billed. palliative care to make away from foster care are crim- strip clubs or when they walked
2004 to its current owner, Cin- "Chemed and VITAS have made The complaint cites them as comfortable as inals who willingly participated the streets of Hollywood, Miami
cinnati-based Chemed, and re- significant investments in con- the example of a Cali- possible," said Stuart in prostitution to makemoney and South Beach.
portedly no longer owns any trols, systems and procedures fornia patient identi- F. Delery, Ating Assis- and feed their addiction to drugs. Prosecutors said Desir met the
shares or has any affiliation with to uphold the highest indus- fled only as "MC." Vi- tant Attorney General The couple's trial began Mon- 20-year-old when she was des-
the company. Chemed operates try standards and to maintain tas reported that the for the Civil Division in y n federal court in Fort Lau- perate and lured her into work-
hospice services in. 18 states in- compliance with all regulatory patient was eligible for a statement. ; derdale with prosecutors telling ing for him by giving her drugs.
cluding Florida. requirements," the statement Medicare-reimbursed "Too' often, however, ro tha si and Rembert The woman, from Vermont, had
said.. "Our compliance efforts hospice care, the com- we hear reports of com- been ore to ent
said. complithe ef f used coerg19 reatsa been forced to leave a, residential
FALSE BILLINGI ,, ae designed t ensure ur ser- plaint al:.,,t the 'i i tha A, tal beating t ep theW4 recovery program in Boca Raton
The suit, filed on the eve of the vices are provided only to eligi- company s own records DELE ticl service by usin in lie. in June because she had started
final day of the legislative ses- ble patients." stated that MC did not aggressive marketing Desir who liked to be called using drugs again.
sion, alleges that.Chemed and its have a terminal illness whose tactics to push patients into ser- "Daddy" was "a vicious pimp" The woman said she got in De-
hospice subsidiaries defrauded $742 MORE prognosis was six months or vices they don't need in order to who created a climate of fear and sir's car becaus6 he promised to
Medicare by billing the agency Under federal law, only dy- less. She was instead, "living get higher reimbursements from convinced the women they could get her drugs, but after getting
for patients who were not eligible ing patients with six or fewer independently and performing the government." never escape because heclaimed her high, he kept her captive in
for hospice care, and for charg- months to live are eligible to daily activities without assis- The complaint seeks treble police officers working a Hollywood motel. Agents said
ing Medicare for crisis care giv- receive Medicare-reimbursed tance," including doing her own damages, statutory penalties, it hia prosecutors said. he confiscated her cellphone and
en to patients who either didn't hospice care and only patients laundry. and the costs of the action, plus Rembert, who is known as used drugs to keep her compli-
need it or never received it. "experiencing an acute crisis The cost to Medicare for crisis interest. "Fire" and previously testified ant.

Two men arrested in death of

Malcolm X's oldest grandson 7
The (Westchester County, N.Y.) he found Shabazz injured out-' Malcolm Shabazz was 12 at the
Journal News side the bar and took him to a time of the fire. He had other
hospital, where Shabazz died. legal trouble throughout his
MEXICO CITY Mexican Many of the bars around short life and spoke of the diffi-
authorities have arrested two Garibaldi Plaza are notorious culty he had in establishing his
waiters suspected of being in- for overcharging customers, own identity in the long shadow
volved iri last week's beating particularly foreigners, often of his grandfather's legacy.
death of Malcolm Shabazz, the on the pretext that customers' The Shabazz family estab-
28-year-old grandson of slain must pay for time spent talking lished deep ties to. New York's
civil rights leader Malcolm X. with female employees. Lower Hudson Valley. After her
Prosecutors said police were Rios said Shabazz's body had husband's assassination irin
seeking at least two other not been claimed by relatives 1965, Betty Shabazz and her A3
people believed to have par- or the U.S. Embassy. He said family moved to Mount Vernon, U sN-m" Ss RM
ticipated in the attack on Sha- Mexican authorities were deal- N.Y., where they lived for de-
bazz. Shabazz died Thursday of ing with transporting it back to cades.
blunt-force trauma injuries, the U.S. Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Bet-
Prosecutor Rodolfo'Fernando Shabazz spent four years in a ty and Malcolm's daughters, O Exp
Rios said The Palace Bar em- juvenile jail for setting a 1997 still lives in New Rochelle, N.Y.
ployees David Hernandez Cruz Yonkers, N.Y., fire that killed A woman who answered the Exp
and Manuel Alejandro Perez de his grandmother, Malcolm X's phone there Monday afternoon
Jesus would be charged with widow, Betty Shabazz. Betty and did not identify herself, Exp
aggravated robbery and homi- Shabazz was seriously injured said the family was still making
tide. in the blaze and died from funeral arrangements for her
Rios said there was no indi- those injuries three weeks later. nephew. Authorized Signature
cation of a racial motivation Name
in the attack on Shabazz, who CORRECTIONI Address
was assaulted after he drank Ad.. ,_ __""
with a friend at the Palace bar In the May 8th edition of The Miami Times, Dorothy Jackson was City State Zip
on Garibaldi Plaza. cuoted as saying that the Democratic Black CauCus of Florida [DBCF]. P
Martin Suarez, a labor ac- had its charter revoked during her time as its state president. Actually, Phone email
tivist who was in Mexico with the Caucus had been placed in receivership in 1999, prior to heir elec- Send to: The Miami Times, 900 NW 54 St. Miami, FL 33127-1818 or
Shabazz, said Friday that the tion, after the president at the time left town without notice. The charter Subscribe online at
fight broke out after the bar's was never revoked. A special election was held in 2000 and Jackson SIncludes Florida sales tax
owner insisted that Shabazz won, marking the beginning of her tenure as president. We apologize
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FAMU national alumni convention meeting in Weston

Top officials discuss "transitioning to new era"
Miami Times staff report ment Corporation, 401 9th Av-
enue, Ft. Lauderdale, 6-9 p.m.
dattlers from across the na- Scholarships will be awarded
tion will convene in Fort Lau- on site. RSVP at 954-651-0291
derdale this week for the Flor- or 305-542-7785.
ida A&M University [FAMU]
National Alumni Association FRIDAY, MAY 17
[NAA] Convention. The conven- An exciting Life Member's
tion will be held May 16-18 at Breakfast will cater to and en-
the Bonaventure Resort and tertain alumni with a Caribbean
Spa [250 Racquet Club Road] flair. Keynote speaker, Dr. Rosa-
in Weston. The three-day event lind Osgood. At noon, NAA Pres-
is filled with workshops and ac- ident Tommy Mitchell will host
tivities that will reignite, renew the NAA President's luncheon.
and reenergize that "Ole Rat- Alumni will be charged with the TOMMY MITCHELL DR. ROSALIND OSGOOD EARL HOLMES
tier Spirit" while embracing the mission of the NAA, to promote National alumni president Keynote speaker Head football coach
convention theme: "Transition- an active interest in support of DR. LARRY ROBINSON
ing Into a New Era with Unified FAMU. The evening intensifies FAMU inte dent An introduction to the White Director Dr. Sylvester Young for the music department
Purpose." with the Rattler Round Up andipresi en House Internship Program will and Head football Coach Earl will take place during the
Here are some of the conven- Young Alumni Social Set Fri- Brunch is set for 9 a.m. Interim be hosted by Alumni Andrea Holmes will be in attendance. convention; contact 850-599-
tion highlights. days" at 8 p.m. The dynamic DJ President Larry Robinson will Turk, director of White House A special performance of the 3024 for more information. A
Saxwell ill fill the evening with host this fundraisingevent, open Services at 12 p.m Thosewho FAMU Department of Music "Lu Wow" SouthFlorida Style,
THURSDAY, MAY 16 the sounds you remember from to all supporters of FAMU. The are interested in an internship Outreach and Recruitment Sunshine and Good Times, cap
University [Interim] Presi- "The Set." The public is cordial- FAMU NAA has provided ore with the Obama administration Tour "Working Together To Stop off the evening at 6 p.m. For
dent, Dr. Larry Robinson will ly invited to attend. than $1 million in scholarship are encouraged to attend this Hazing" will start promptly at 4 tickets, convention news, hotel
host a Scholarship and Recruit- money and other financial event. A town hall meeting p.m. Only fully registered and information and to register go to
ment program for incoming SATURDAY, MAY 18 support to FAMU and that with the University leadership paid brunch attendees may www.famualumniconvention.
freshmen, at Mt. Olive Develop- The University's President legacy continues at this event. will follow at 1 p.m. New Band attend this event. Auditions com.

FAMU names new director

of marching and pep bands If g en an opportunity to

Alumnus Sylvester Young takes the helm RE NT R LIFE
Miami Times staff report field."
"I am honored to be back home
Florida A&M University at FAMU and fully embrace the REPETITON 1OPPORTUNoTY UNCERTAINTY
[FAMU] has named Sylvester challenge ahead," Young said.
Young its new director of march- "The Marching "100" had such
ing and pep bands. Young, a a positive impact on me and I
FAMU graduate and former know firsthand what this band
member of the Marching "100," means to FAMU. We will enter
spent nearly 25 years at Ohio a new era of excellence for the
University, most recently as band and I am proud to be lead-
band director. FAMU Interim ing the charge."
President Larry Robinson made Young has served as an as-
the announcement recently af- sociate professor of music since
ter an extensive nationwide 1990 at Ohio University where
search process. he taught courses in marching WC DOOR U YOU
"Dr. Young is a talented and band techniques, jazz ensemble SYLVESTER YOUNG
and.e ra talented and Ortin Hac ech w SLEn YOUckICH DOOR WOULD YOU CHOOSET
experienced administrator, mu- methods, computer skills for FAMU new director of
sician and scholar who I be- musicians and instrumentation. marching and pep bands tih C
lieve will provide strong disci- "As chair of the search com- pleased with our choice." Va .
pline, leadership and vision for mittee, we were looking for In his new role as FAMU direc- Vi e M a O L.
the Marching "100," Robinson someone who has the. respect tor of Marhing at.Pep Band ,
said. "Dr. Young has had a stel- of his peers, the experience tor of Mang will eportto te cha
lar career as director of bands and the passion to continue the of he Department of Music and
at several universities and I am practices that have made the will oversee all aspects of the
aoo Young is scheduled to ret ort COMMUNITY REENTRY FAIR
looking forward to Yous g con- Marching "100" a household uses and f ail so CTMflHI.' .llTI|Y
the Marching "100" when we President for Academic Affairs to work on June 14, with an an-
deem it ready to return to the Rodner Wright said. "We are nual salary of $105,000. ~00 P

Bill garners bipartisan efforts THURDY MY 30, 2013
We encourage you to change your destiny
TEST 7 y %0 V .1 -r destiny ,,
continued from 4A by choosing the Door eto Oppoeqili
"The American people want Con- Employment sAbu E uca on
gress to be serious about border w in whieih Mm *n u'I
security," Cruz said. "That is true .,i I -,
among Republicans and Demo-
crats. It is true in red states and IV* otsvek A
that the committee has consis- k o
alu inteaes. And it is people lunch b- ad a s c
tently rejected any attempts to put r o t. r ad tW am
real teeth in this bill to secure the y
border." 3,0
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa,
and the ranking member on the Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (C) confers with.Sen. Chuck Grass- ODOOR OF
committee, echoed the concerns ley (R-IA) (R) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) during the F O "
of many Republicans worried that Senate Judiciary Committee's markup for the immigration Let us walk you throug it
the bill allows the nation's e'stim- reform bill on Capitol Hill May 9,2013 in Washington, DC.
ted 11 million unauthorized im-
migrants to get legal status before prehended in the previous year, be disrupted:
the nation's borders are secured, and in 2012 would have included Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., filed
"No one can dispute that this bill three of the nine border sectors, amendments to extend immigra-
is legalization first and security Grassley's amendment requires tion rights and benefits to the
second," Grassley said. the department to reach those spouses and families of LGBT cou-
Cruz's measure was one of sev- goals in all border sectors. ples who are in a "long-term com- For re
en GOP .amendments that was The committee voted down a mitted relationship." Immigration 0.,
voted down, compared to Demo- separate Grassley amendment activists lobbied the Gang of Eight
crats who did not have any of their that would have required that to include such provisions in their
amendments struck down. Homeland Security certify the en- bill, but members held off.
That prompted Dan Stein, presi- tire border as secured before the
dent of the Federation of American nation's unauthorized immigrants
Immigration Reform, a group that can be granted temporary legal
opposes tle bill, to call the hearing status.
"a complete sham of a process." The bill as written only requires
Marielena Hincapi6, executive di- that Homeland Security create
rector of the National Immigration and submit a plan to secure the
Law Center, a group that supports entire border before those immi-
the bill, said the senators fought grants can apply to become "Reg-
off any "poison pills" that could istered Provisional Immigrants,"
doom the prospects of the bill. which would allow them to legally
The committee was focusing on reside and work in the country.
the border security sections of the The committee is now finished
867-bill during last Thursday's with the border security portion
hearing the first of several hear- of the bill. They must still vote on
ings when senators are expected portions that deal with legalizing
to vote on more than 300 amend- the nation's 11 million unauthor- -
ments that have been filed. ized immigrants, enforcing immi-
One of the biggest changes to gration at work-sites and revamp-
the bill was an amendment filed ing the legal immigration system. -Ci :
by Grassley that ensures that the The next hearing is scheduled for
Department of Homeland Secu- this week, and there are still sev-
rity focus on securing the entire eral ways in which any momen-
southwestern border. Accordingto tumrn on the bill may be disrupted: i
the bill, Homeland Security must The committee is set to resume t
monitor 100 percent of the border, hearing amendments after the
and intercept 90 percent of people lunch break and will continue
"high risk." That's defined as sec- still exists several ways in which
tors where30,000 people were ap- any momentrum on the bill' may .. .




Historically Black cemetery seeks upkeep help
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) A 15-acre Magnolia Cemetery history out there. owned by the United Cem- Board of Supervisors attor-
Magnolia group has asked is maintained, by its own as- "I'm just going to have to get etery Association, which was ney Wayne Dowdy said state
Pike County for help in main- sociation. someone to go with me plot by apparently organized in 1969. law appears to authorize the
taining a historically Black "People are buried out there plot and tell me who's buried The association has 15 mem- town of Magnolia to take over
cemetery. from the 1800s," Celia Gor- there!".he said. .-bers who pay $12per month, maintenance of the cemetery,
The Enterprise-Journal re- don Pearson, president of She said she's not even sure too little to maintain the area, no matter who owns it.
ports the cemetery is on 2.71 United Cemetery Association, what the name of the ceme- she said. Dowdy who is also the
acres and is separated from told supervisors this past tery is. It has no sign "The stones are laying over Magnolia town board attor-
the main Magnolia Cemetery week. Pearson believes at least to the side, and it's awful to ney said he will check with
by a chain link fence. The Pearson said there is a lot of part of the Black cemetery is let it stay like that," she said, the attorney general's office.

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Th Scott sbor -B were- c h i .0 paperwork.

By Eric llitzer

BOULDER, o P 0 0 0
.s en n o atrd i r lat S s Beoy M u a

who were among Boulder rst

of architecture they brought with .

In March, the Boulder Landmarks The house at 2118 Goss Circlea in Soulder, Col e is tiny, just 556
Board put a stay on a requestifor a squae feet, and even in 1929, tax documents desccibed it as be-
demolition permit for the home, and ing in "pooconditione ce e Ms ofthSotsorBy
tit has asked the potential buyer and
historic prese d sationists to work to- much architectural value, but it has hood formerly known as the Little
gether to see if some portion ofwas A enrhmous cultural value. Rectangle, bounded by Canyon
The stay is in effect the Jl bigm fation passeds in Apria anId 23rd Street. Atthe time it was
but the Landmarks Bodg the qesiol boar more poit- settled, the land was less expensive
cideto lift itearlier. Ifith o, tht cal workingass housing, che because itwas on the outskirts of
willye a public hearing in the de 8 said. "Buttose "salr homes ght town and prone to flooding.
molition request. changed thenmost, so they losetheir Two other homes in the Little
Boulder preservation staff mem- historical integrity." Rectangle have received landmark
bers had recommended allowing the Gerwing said the board isn't call- status, the home of Ruth Cave
demolition. ing for the house to be saved at all Flowers, a Boulder lawyer and edu-
very interesting property and it's Perhaps the most historically sig- grandmother and became the first

in that Little Rectangle neighbor- nificant part of the house could be Black graduate of the University of
hood," Historic Preservation Plan- saved and incorporated into a new, Colorado, and the home of musician

we looked at the condition and the preservation groups will want to According to the reports prepared
amount of historic material that had raise money to buy the home in- by city preservation staff members,
been replaced, it seemed like it had tead. many ofthe homes hada"hall and
The Landmarks Board voted 3-1 BALANCE that is more common in the South,
sO, O h E m mr Tn a The home lies in the neihbor- came more seregated.


Community leaders honored during Links Regional
Miami Times staff report Services. The awards presented tion's national president, Mar- light the achievements of individ-
during the luncheon were spe- got J. Copeland, in addition to a uals in our host city who work to
Five South Florida leaders cially designed by renowned art- jazz performance by local artist better the lives of their commu-
were honored last Thursday ist Carl B. Latimore, whose cre- Maryel Epps. nity. "Our honorees reflect the
during The Links' 42nd South- ativity graces the 22nd stamp in During the five-day event, powerful impact one individual
ern Area Conference in Miami. the U.S. Postal Service's African members of the organization can make to effect change in the
Nearly 500 women dedicated to American Heritage series. strategized on ways to further world around them."
service through friendship hon- Held May 8-12, the civic lun- implement innovative and trans- This year's honorees includ-
ored the individuals at the bien- cheon was one of several ac- formational programming in lo- ed: Congresswoman Frederica
'nial civic luncheon who have in- tivities attended by members cal communities. The conference J. Wilson, founder of 5000 Role
fluenced the Miami community representing Links' chapters in kicked off with a community ser- Models of Excellence; Peter Lon-
through their contributions. Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, vice project aimed at. increasing don, founder of the Global Dance
Honorees were selected rep- North Carolina, South Caroli- awareness for organ and tissue Theater; Garth C. Reeves, Sr.,
resenting the organization's five na, Georgia, Alabama and Nas- donation among minorities. Publisher Emeritus ofThe Miami
programming areas which in- sau, Bahamas headquartered -Photo coury "The Links, Incorporated is Times; Lorna Owens, founder of
elude: Services to Youth, Arts, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in -Photocourtebuilt upon a foundation of ser- Footprints Foundation; and An-
National Trends and Service, downtown Miami. During the Margot James Copeland, national president, The Links, Inc., congrat- vice through friendship," said drea Ivory, founder and execu-
International Trends and Ser- luncheon, guests enjoyed a key- ulates Garth C. Reeves, Sr., publisher emeritus, The Miami Times, along Southern Area Director Eneid A. tive editor of the Women's Breast
Vice and Health and Human note address by the organiza- with Eneid A. Francis, Southern Area Director, also of The Links. Francis. "It is an honor to high- Initiative.

CRB leaders talk about their mission for the next 50 years Woods dominates Garcia

CRB teaching them how to respond to i and the obvious preferentialtreat- TIGER the post-2000Tiger Era, and the
continued from 1A negative issues and negative out- R ment that other races are given from Big Easy taking two (the 2002 Brit-
Manys f tdgeZover Blacks. The fact remains that continued from 1A Big Easy taking two (the 2002 Brit-
comes. Many of them are on edge over Blacks. The fact remains that ish Open, and 2012 British Open).
that will bring together high as the case against. George Zim- ne J o, sCubans and Haitians in Miami that phrase is: Career-defining. That this all took place on the
school and college students, civil merman approaches and we want have better options and get bet- The Sergio who rinsed two balls weekend where Sergio and Tiger
rights leaders, grassroots activ- to make sure they remain calm, redith becoes ter deals than Blacks. That's why en route to a quadruple-bogey sev- aired their dirty laundry made Ser-
ists, elected officials and mem- no matter what the verdict." so many of,our children get their en on Sawgrass' 17th hole is the gio's crushing fall almost poetic.
bers of the community. The two- Ronald Fulton, 50, theuncle ii i college education and decide that same Sergio who has zero career By now, you heard the tale of
day conference, scheduled for of the late Trayvon Martin and coming back home is not to their major championships to Tiger's 14; last Saturday's third round, in
May 22 23 at MimiDade Col- a me er of the CRB, say he advantage. I understand why my who has eight career wins in 251 which Sergio claimed Tiger pulled
lege's Wolfson Campus, will dis- wants to have faith in the judicial d s ire ee children didn't want to come back PGA Tour starts to Tiger's 78 wins a club from his bag just as Ser-
cuss ways to create a more har- system but realizes that Blacks dhome after getting their degrees. in 300 starts; who has now been gio's backswing peaked, causing a
monious community where all still are not treated equally. s ad F Growth.and opportunities as they schooled by Tiger seven of seven crowd roar that Sergio blamed for
people are valued. "We have to be honest with our- relate to Blacks come at a very times when paired together on a his poor shot. And Sergio revived
The Rev. Bernice King, young- selves and admit that sometimes d bd slow pace." weekend. all the old memories the over-
est daughter of slain civil rights the powers that be, fail to protect w a a regis at So just how far have we come in Make no mistake, there have celebration at Bighorn in 2000,
icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., therights ofBlacks. When thinkthe last 50 years? been glorious moments in El Nin's the complaints about Tiger getting
will be the keynote speaker dur- about the upcoming Zimmerman Richardson says "we still have career: stirring Ryder Cup perfor- breaks at the 2002 U.S Open -
ing the Conference's Thursday trial, I have mixed emotions.: I Mc just as many problems with rac- mances,and a Players Champion- when he told the media he blamed
luncheon. hope for justice for Trayvon but ism now as we did 50 years ago ship among them. Tiger for the breach of etiquette.
CRB chairman, Dr. Walter T. just in case, we are teaching our De M. it's just more subtle now." But after his double-rinse job on' And surely you heard Tiger fire
Richardson, 64, says the work of youth that they cannot respond Schiff says wehaven't comefar' No. 17 Sunday afternoon, when, back, dryly: "Not surprising he's
the CRB remains vital because of with violence as there are other N i o enough in eradicating acial in- both he and Tiger were 13-under complaining about something."
the "undercurrent of racism and ways to more effectively engage in D ustice. on the leaderboard, you have to And surely you heard Sergio say
racial injustice." A thsytWe .e c : ong way inz50 start wondering Has any athlete in last Saturday night: "At least I'm
"The CRB is responsible for rec- ministry ba- yearsfrom a time when a Black history been so thoroughly domi- true to myself .he's not nly fa-
ognizing racial tensions and then RABBI RECALLS rooms and drinking fountains man had to sit in a segregated nated by another in parallel career vorite guy on Tour ... he's not the
mitigating those tensions by pro- TENSE DAYS OF 1955 were marked Black' and 'white. outhouse to a time when a Black aths? nicest guy on Tour... we don't en-
viding a forum for dialogue and Schiff, now 83, was one of the I was determined to do whatever man now sits in the White House Tiger's decimation of Sergio's in joy each other's company
doing all we can to prevent esca- leaders that signed the 1963 proc- I could to change the insulting but we aren't there yet," Schiff both wins and glory, and especially, Afterward, he tried to sound
lation to the extent of civil distur- lamation of clergy that prompted and degrading ways that humans said. "We've cracked the glass in psychological terms, has been philosophical, spending a gener-
bances," said Richardson, who is the formation of the CRB. He says were facingin Miami justbecause ceiling now our challenge is to something singular to behold. Even ous amount of time with the media.
also the pastor emeritus of Sweet that he and his colleagues held an of the color of their skin." break it." two other fos of Tiger's Phil Sergio said he under-hit it, overes-
Home MBC -- a church he led for "unequivocal belief in equal rights For a complete schedule of the Mickelson and Ernie Els have timated his adrenaline, and "that
26 years located in South Miami- for all," because of the many in- WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CRB? conference events go to www. broken through to stake some turf, hole has been good to me. Today,
Dade. "We have had our share of justices that Blacks and other mi- Priscilla Dames-Barnes, chair- or call 305- with Lefty winning four majors in it wasn't. It's the way it is."
racial strife. But Blacks also know norities then faced each day. person for the CRB's Black Affairs 375-1406.
,that we are still disieaied "MyWf and, I frs tme to Committee, says Blacks should
,and that preferentialtreatment Miami in 1955 for our honey- know tatthey ave an adv e .............
is given to Hispanics that make moon," he said. "We bbarded a in the CRB and a "place to go
up 60 percent of Miami's popula- bus outside of Burdines Depart- when no one else will listen."
tion. They [Hispanics] have had ment Store and saw that Blacks "We cannot solve all of the prob-
opportunities that' allowed them were standing in the back even lems that our community faces,
to do well economically but other though there were seats in the but we are a true resource we
races, particularly Blacks, have front. When I told the Blacks they link the Black community to the
not been afforded that same cour- should sit, they laughed. The bus Board of County Commissioners.
tesy. The CRB does a lot of behind driver said we were now in the We tackle many issues: police-in-
the scenes work too. Right now South and that Blacks didn't sit volved.shootings of Blacks; gang
we are working with youth arid in the front. I was starting my activity in the Black community;

PULSE gets sets for a changing of the guard
Pi lSE. feers will preset a list of resolu-. other youth. We can't allow thatto
continued from 1A for delegates and members to go on. I wi I could say otherwe,
consider. The resolutions will focus but in my 70 years I see that we
remains one of P.U.L.S.E.'s top pri- on the following items: committee to are fighting for many of the same
orities. end discrimination; fair share jobs; things that we were 30 years ago.
"We are always looking for ways quality education; neighborhood is- Blacks still aren't getting their fair.
to work with and engage our youth sues; P.U.L.S.E. hotspot campaign; share."
but realize that there's no magic youth; economic empowerment; : Rev. Dennis Jackson, II, pastor h dr
wand we can use to fix things," he and self-support. of New Mt. MoriaMBC and a can- ny ldr n lose as m uch as two m onths
said. "We know we can save some Rev. James Pacley, senior pastor, didate for president, believes that hc s tw m on
youth from a tragic future, but the Newborn Faith Deliverance MBC, is P.U.L.S.E. is just as important to OT m ath and rea ing skills in s
truth is we cannot save everyone. In the group's president and is seek- Blacks in Miami as it has ever been.
the past year, we have started going ig a second term in office. He says "This group is still an agent for
into tough, crime-riddled areas-in- te e ing that P.U.L.S.E. does best change and we often tackle issues Find a summer camp full of fun and learning in The Children's Trust Summer Programs Guide
cluding the Pork & Beans, praying is hold authorities, business own- and concerns that never make .e at any WinnpDixie Store in Miami-Dade County or online at or call 2-1-1.
with, families, .*en aS er' elcted offici:als count- front page or the evening news," he *,
people who are out on the corners able. said. "Take for example the wom- ,, :
and asking youth what they need "Bl:ks'in Mimi are us1 to be- an who was dragged from a local FREE "
'to change the direction of their lives ing pr ise alldkinds f' wonder- train recently. The ministers from
for the better. Sadly, many of our .ful things for our support and for P.U.L.S:E. met privately and then Available
youth just don't want to listen. But our vote," he said. "But far too often went to see Miami-Dade' Mayor Now
that doesn't mean we won't keep we are then forced to wait and wait Gimenez. He agreed to put things
trying." to see those promises materialize, in place so that something like that
Look at Marlins Stadium. We were would never happen again. It's in
CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS promised jobs, then they decided my blood in fact it's in all of us 1
During .the convention, which that to get hired you had to speak :to confront injustice wherever we l h d
kicks -off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Spanish and English. Our young see it happening." A t
May 18 at Zion Hope MBC [5129 men are being killed like insects For more information call 305-
NW 17th Avenue], Wilcox and the and sometimes it's being done by 576-7590.

Si-lmpson blames aiorney for misconduct
SIMPSON A hidden audio recorder in the by The Associated'Press, Simpson
continued from 1A room captured the altercation and said he told Galanter he'd planned
was a key piece of evidence used to to confront two sports memorabilia
attorney mishandled the armed convict the ex-NFL player. dealers to retrieve personal items
robbery-kidnapping case that land- Simpson's appeal to the Nevada he believed had been stolen from
ed him a nine-to-33 year prison Supreme Court was denied in 2010. him.
sentence. As his current sentence stands, he "I fully disclosed my plan to Yale
The former National Football won't be eligible for parole until Galanter, and he advised me that I .
League star smiled and joked with 2017, when he will be 70 years old. was within my legal rights," Simp-
his legal an officer shack- Simpson, who never testified son wrote. He added that Galanter
led his hands during the lunch re- at his 1995 trial in which he was told him it was acceptable as long The Children'sTrust eO
cess. The 6-foot-2-inch former ath- acquitted of the murder of former as he did not trespass or use physi-
lete, who was once at the top of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and cal force.
game as a Heisman winner, -then her friend Ronald Goldman, or in Simpson also claimed in the 1*
limped out of the courtroom, his 2008 memorabilia-heist trial in statement that Galanter failed to i ;
Simpson, known as Nevada in- which he was found guilty, is ex- tell him of a plea deal that would
mate No. 1027820, was convicted pected to take the stand this time. have gotten him two years in pris-
in 2008 of leading a sports memo- Much of Simpson's testimony is on.
rabilia heist at gunpoint in a Las expected to point fingers at his for- "Had I understood that there was ,-:. -:.
Vegas hotel room. His attorneys mer attorney, Yale Galanter, who an actual chance of conviction, I - .:v/: ii
contend he was trying to recover Simpson said fumbled the handling would have accepted such an of- ,,:
personal photographs he believed of his case. fer," Simpson wrote in the state- Th Cd de ad e t hed b
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two churches
By Malika A. Wright

One night while driving to a
"street party" about 20 years ago,
Rev. Joann Brookins heard the
voice of God' This was decades
before'she became a pastor, when
she was living a "worldly" life. Yet,
she clearly heard God's warning
that night saying "you're going to
*. .die." That wasn't the first time she
[mus lobtson had heard His voice- Her ability
to say) things before they hap-
;, pened was the reason her grand_
mother had called her "spiritual"
Topwhile growing up. Brookins had
Leader Tiffany a Christian upbringing, and eve.
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Ministry'provides hope and help
Holy Ghost Faith Min- will host Fruits of Spirits on
istries will celebrate their May 19th at 4p.m. Call 786-
for ex-convicts, prison inmates 18th anniversary on May 15; 541-4817.
16 and 17 at 7:30p.m., and
L ers team up I ami," said Daniels. "I August 19 at 3p.m. Call 786- N Mt. Olivette Baptist
ders tem up became a member of 413-3639. Church will observe Fam-
in community to Friendship and that's ily and Friends Day on May
when we partnered with 1 Second Canaan Mis- 19 at the 10:30a.m. service.
aid ex-offenders each other." sionary Baptist Church Call 954-581-3664.
ea A panel discussion will host their 19th pastoral
By Jimmie Davis, Jr. transpired with a vari- anniversary on May 18 at 1 Mt. Pleasant Mis-
ety of community lead- 6p.m. Call 954-296-1867. sionary Baptist Church
Churches have a sick and ers offering their exper- (Goulds, Florida)- Pastor's
shut-in list for members that ENCE- tise on how ex-offenders I New Life Family Wor- Support Ministry, will cel-
are under the weather but what JNES could better reenter. so- ship Center will, hold it's .ebrate their an nivrsary on
if you've committed a crime cd t ietytm Let's mt nWon .r'9 at 11 305-a
and got sentenced to prison x-offendeersi hav"e ire to meetng o at i 20 .
where's the prayer list for mem- wory about than their.:cr mi-n,- The chch holds its i't i
bers of the community that are r l bi cklground.. irieis such .Bie St ies e' Greaer h ap-
shut-inbehind prison walls?. as not having a ocialsecurity Wedne ..sdayn C.hut rtheir
That list has emerged on the card, birth certificate and a 623-00 54'. Fervic
radar screens of Rev. Dr. Gas- driver's license present obsta- on May 19 at 4p.m. :al 786-
ton E. Smith, senior pastor of cles._ a New Mt. Sinai Mission- 360-5092.
Friendship* Missionary Baptist Sandra Ali says she's been ary Baptist Church is cel-
Church and Rev. LaTousha desperately trying to get help ,ebrating its 41st Anniversary h The Historic St. Ag-
Daniels of LD Ministries as they but to no avail. M: ay 15- May :17 at 7:30p.m. nes' Episcopal Church' will
combined forces on May 3-4 for "I'm. having an' awful time: and May 19 at 3:30p.m. Call observe Feminine Emphasis
the Second Annual Prison Out- finding a job," Ali said. "I'llbe ,305-978-5079. Day on May 25 at the' 10:45
reach and Certification Train- Prison inmate reading the Bible. at the footstool of anyone who service. Call 305-5735330.
ing. wants to help me.." Jordan Grove Mission-
"It's ry,iortant to have face impediments such as find- Worship service followed Smith introduced Ali to Alan ary Baptist Church, will ob- a CFY Florida will host
t er B' mbers of the ing gainful employment. where Faith Liburd, senior Morley, aide to.Mayr of Miami, serve Women's Day on May Supper with Yahweh at the
to visit The forum commenced with chaplin LCI, delivered her ser- Tomas Re galadoi w revea s 94th Aero Squadron on May
Merad sneeds," a Community Information Fair mon about Jeremiah and the that WoikforceiOne s fu"nds 31 at 4p.m. Call 786-,08-
ss erlande 6sir 30, during that offered various services "potter's wheel." Sfor employers who hire :sex-of- Miliocl oly Mission-, 8988. :
the seminar, which was held at which lends a hand to offend- LCI is a prison that houses fenders. ary" Baptist, Church- will
Friendship. "I should know be- ers, their families' and those women and its here where De- "There is money available, hold a "100 Women in Red" N S.H.E.A.R., Inc. will
cause I was locked up at Lowell dedicated to serving them. sir met Liburd. Both Daniels from Workforce One that-. ill. event on May 19 at 3p.m. host a Saving Our Youth
Correctional Institution [LCI] Commissioner Michelle Spen- and Liburd operate prison min- compensate employers for 90 Call 786-318-7047. Gospel Concert orn June 15,at
for six years." ce-Jones, who attended the istries here.- days," said Morley. "We have to 6p.m. at The Miamig Rescue
Desir came to the, conference conference, said when our men LD Ministries was originally make sure they don't use exo~f- a The New Saint James Mission's Community Activity
to get her certification train- and women come home from based out of Tampa but during fenders for 90 days and get rid Missionary Baptist Church Center. Call 786-718-0316.
ing and certificate so she could prison if's up to the community April 2012 they partnered with of them. We want them hired will hold a "100th Women in
go back and minister to other and the church to ensure they Friendship to help families/ permanently." ,, White" event on May 19 at N Second Chance Minis-
women that are incarcerated. are prepared for success. community members get more Smith told Ali not to worry 4p-m.i Call 786-245-1592. tries to host a Bible study
Additionally, she came in "I am committed to serving involved with prison ministry. about anything because Friend- meeting. Call 305-747-8495.
searph of a job because once ex-offenders," Spence-Jones "I already had my prison min- ship is here to help. "'1l take' a The Bethel Church will
individuals, are released from said. "Repairing people's lives istry and I was coming back you under our wings and hp hold a dance production, on I A Mission Wit hA New
the criminal justice system they should be our mission." and forth from Tampa to Mi- you," Smith said. May 19 at 6i.m. Call 786- Beginnin~ pChurc .m 2
317-6027. en's Departmept provides
community feeding. Call
Pastor intuited andfollowed God's conviction Church of God of 786-371f-3779.eedi
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th invites the public to its 28th U Bethany Seventh Day
BROOKINS people were killed. tors two churches: Carol City to minister to the sick and the Annual Gospel. Concert on Adventist Church will host-
continued from 10B That night Brookins stopped United Methodist Church and lost. Some of the church's top May 19 at 7:30p.m. Call ia I berepvement sharing
taking her life for granted. She Opa-Locka United Methodist priorities are studying the word 305-576-4992: roup at 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
she strayed away from the started doing the opposite of Church. of God, ministering beyond the every 2nd Sunday. Call 305-
church, that night, God got her what she was doing befoIe, she Each Sunday Brookins holds church walls and understand- o House of Bethlehem 634-2993.
attenition. said. She put into action, every- a 9:30a.m. service at the Car- ing the priority of prayer.
Shei responded rapidly. In- thing that her mother, a faith- 1o City church and then an "A christian without a prayer e
il oing .ful tiatia4aa er 11:30a.m. service at the Opa- c Tai h OC t e R
hWet atdwthe closest' chuch ee o! .e.eral Locka church. ith the er, yo re
could find, thinking "ifi I'm go- s passed and served "It's strictly God,Brookins ble," Broo s said.Tom aenmaker gro has we p tohe
ing to die, I don't want to go day in and day out. She even said. "It's challenging, but I be- Gloria Murry, a member of downside of the culture war
to hell." She pulled up to Pil- started several programs that lieve that God equipped me for Carol City UMC, describes "We've said we hate the sin politics and 'is getting back to
laro Ground of Truth Church, helped the community, such it." Brookins as an awesome worn- and love the sinner," the evan- basics which means, in Fo-
and after explaining what had as: the drug and alcohol recov- Brookins said many of the an of God and said the church gelical speaker said to an audi- cus' case, serving families in
happened to. her,. Elder Clem- ery ministry and the feeding church members who have as- has grown because of her. torium of university students the name of Jesus. In addition
mie Howtze prayed the "sin- program at Ebenezer United sigted-her have been her back- "We appreciate the fact that and professors. "But... some-, to de-emphasizing Christian
ner's prayer" with her. She lat- Methodist Church, where she bone. we can approach,her at anytime times we hated the sinner, too, right politics, Daly is reach-
er found out that there was a was raised. The church's mission is to and let her know what is both- and that's not the Gospel." ing out to people who thought
shoot out at the party and six Now she passionately pas- make disciples of Christ and ering us." The man making this aston- they had permanent places on
ishing admission? Jim. Daly, the organization's enemries list.
e president of Focus on the Fam- He publicly credited President
Keehe bull spirit throu hout the ly, the faith-and-famil or- Obama for being a good father
g_ e _s piri gariization based in Colorado and husband, and he has stood
.. ..... Springs that has been riling with Christian leaders of varied
BULLS g'ow over the guidance counselor at North- tiring. But it wasn'ti ng after, He said that the bolder gen- secular progressives, including stripes in calling for humane
continued from 10B. western from 1963-1970, said that she returned to the school erations have experienced the yours truly, for many years. immigration reform.
she enjoyed seeing the "new. for her former position. She same trials and tribulations That Daly would let his guard I was impressed to learn of
principal. Koonce remembered Northwestern". because she enjoyed attending the event. and they are "proof that you down like this tells you a lot Daly and a progressive pub-
that Gallon spearheaded a spe- served at the former Miami "We have to reninember the can overcome" them. about the change breaking out lisher in Colorado Springs join-
cial presentation, 'in honor of Northwestern building. After past, so we.can safeguard the Mary Jo Batist daughter in evangelical America. It also ing forces to put on a benefit
him at a cbmnmencement cer- working at Northwestern for future," she said. She said it of the luncheon's. organizer, explains why I brought not just concert for those whose homes
emony. about seven years, she was is impi-tant' for students to Johnnie Batist, and teacher at questions but an olive branch were destroyed in the Waldo
"It is important foi'peple to. transferred. to Hialeah Senior know the people who played Lenora B. Smith Elementary as well when I journeyed to Canyon wildfire. I was touched
know their traditiodi afid from High School during a tiie major part in the school's said' the event was special Focus on the Family as part of when 1 learned of the hospital-
whence they've corie' Gallon, when schools, were desegre ist, suchas Louie Bing, a to her. the research for my new book. ity Focus extended to Soulforce
said. "[The studentsj 'need to rgated. icience teacher and track aiid., Her mother worked at North- One good turn does deserve an- when this gay-rights advocacy
have'a, basic understanding of She said it was an, honor to cfield coach from 1962-1981, western for 40 years, and over other. organization from Texas came
the. s f e t ti theyears sv, r ar he got to know Under : e decades-long caling last year as part of. its
..a -.,a gr t we scauts te after.!tw",;cu por i h e lson;g, which i many of the faculty and staff .. ,,. ...
Jevon Gardner, the student Northwestern is still here and Gallon's administration members well. She said they the group' beame a catalyst counter that ended ,in hugs
who carries the Mr. Miami still cares." named the track in his honor, were like a family. for the Christian right politi- and mutual promises to speak
Northwestern 2012-2013 title, "I was always a bull at heart," according to Bing. "I was born into this school," cal movement and took center of one another in more respect-
said the event "opened [his] Ildiko Matchus, the librarian, "It is important to encour- she said. "Northwestern has a stage in the culture wars. "An- ful terms.
eyes to see how Northwestern said. age the young people to try to really rich history, the faculty ti-woman," "anti-choice" and Daly's acknowledgment of
has grown over the years." She had worked at North- excel because at one time we were really close and seeing "anti-gay" are the terms often fault evokes a wider and wel-
Ida Cash, who worked as a western for 10 years before re- were in their shoes," he said. them together is really nice." marshaled in liberal discourse come development on the evan-
today oftentimes when the or- gelical landscape. As these
ganization is mentioned. Those groups steer themselves out of
Snew girl outing: A program for allgirls plus that ultimate pariah des- the culture wars, "new evan-
The ine gi rl sco uting: A pr ogram for allw girlsc so duntor"hate group." gelicals" are making disarm-
Like many evangelicals; the ing confessions and apologies.
GIRL SCOUTS and other enrichment activi- "We're in a time where we ages .and provided experiences i '
.contin.ied from 10Btiut show ]ha b~. n girls to posi- h e tchange the mindSet. of thiat ehavd iicl: em bond. S. W Os colt
e outludes t community;" Palline, Pow- "Ediryouies I esteem has '" i""
hours of lanning pad il Cademi suess, i de- i Russell, ctef rm soney to boosted ecausthey have a The 59th Street Penecostal host its a
inenting, which has helped her' -,crease in negative. oiptcdmes, mrket officer, 'Girl tatsr progr onlyll str Women's C.onBference May 16-18 t and 5a p..
with interviewing and organiza- such as 1e r sch ropout Trical Florida, sail. e tured, b iis i'ified. Saturday.
tion'skills, she said. Imani, who rates and a reductio 'in risk community] orily knows the old Willis-Giliore said her Bishop Robert Thornton is the ptsf'.
is now in the 11th grade, first behavior. girl scouting, they don't know 6-year-old loves Girls Scouts'
became a girl scout when she The Girl Scouts program is the new girl scouting, which is and her 13-year-old is excited Black churches: Rich history
was in the second'grade. more than 100 years old, yet for all girls." that it gives her the opportunity
Since then, Imani has had research and local Girl Scouts Tiffany Willis-Gilmore started to serve the community.
positive development in areas, prove that it has not lost its Troop 215, about a year ago. However, one of the biggest CULTURE er Catholic Church, Mt. Tabor
such as communication, orga- impact and is still beneficial to She liked that it was a beneficial challenges that the troop fac- continued from 10B Missionary Baptist Church,
nization, leadership, life, col- all girls in grades kindergarten and inexpensive program for her es is finding adult volunteers Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church
laboration, and networking, ac- through 12. daughters. It is only $15 to be a to help and support the Girls organization has seen firsthand and United House of Prayer For
cording to her mother, Paulette girl scout member, however, the Scouts. The troop encourag- how the Black church cradles, All People.
Johnson. GIRL SCOUTS SUSTAIN girls are exposed to various ac- es parents to volunteer. This understands and strengthens Fred Mims, director of the di-
"It helps you give back to DURING CHANGING TIMES tivities such as camping, entre- is also a challenge of the Girl Black families, often being the rect care ministry at Camillus
your community, learn new Although many girls may preneurial projects, community 'Scouts of Tropical Florida. For turning point for many from House who has been a member
skills, organize and prepare for be busy with extracurricu- clean ups and other community more information on volunteer- homelessness to becoming pro- of Mt. Tabor all of his life, said
the real world," Imani said. lar school activities, the Girl service events. Troop 215 is a ing, visit ductive members of society, the annual Black Culture rec-
Many studies from the Girl Scouts have become more ac- diverse troop with Black,. His- adults. The churches that were hon- ognition events, also allows the
Scout Research Institute show commodating for girls today panic and white Girl Scouts. "Children can't learn on their ored at the event included: St. community to see that the or-
that out-of-school-time pro- providing different options, Willis-Gilmore said the program own, they need a teacher to Agnes' Episcopal, Historical ganization is "not just a home-
grams in areas [e.g. arts, mu- such as virtual troops and se- has helped the girls start serv- help them," Russell said. "Girls Mount Zion, Brothers of the less shelter, but a servicepro-
sic, sports, community service ries programs. ing their community at young can't grow on their own." Good Shepherd, Holy Redeem- vider."

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ius:said. "This data and new' data nificant variation in prices. from re-
costs for patients centers will help fill that gap," She gion to region, or even in' hospitals
.said the information would create within a region. It shows a joint re-
By Kelly Kennedy incentives s to keep tprices low. placement in Ada, Okla., could cost
Officials also said that highlight- $5,300 compared with $223,000 in
WASHINGTON Hospitals will ing the difference between what a Monterey Park, Calif., a suburb of
now be required to tell patients how procedure costs and what Medicare Los Angeles.
much they charge for procedures, pays for that procedure illustrates "Hospitals that charge two or three
a move 'federal officials said last the problems facing people who are times the going rate will rightfully
: Wednesday should spark competi-
tion and lower costs.
DR. HAKAN CHARLES-HARRIS the federal Centers for Medicare
Breast Surgeon and Medical Director and Medicaid Services released
of the new Comprehensive Breast Institute data showing the differences in
costs for 100 medical procedures,
reas n t from surgery to poisoning treat-
N ot all breast ment. The data show a wide dispar- uninsured or under insured. face higher scru-
w ity in costs, even for hospitals 1t The move comes as part of the tiny," said Jonathan
cancers are cated near each other. 2010 federal health care law, also Blum, acting prin-
"Currently, consumers don't known as the Affordable Care Act, cipal deputyadministrator and
e ua: know what a hospital is charging which will also provide $87 million director of the Center for Medi-
cr a e e them or their insurance company to the states to collect and distrib- care at the Centers for Medi-
Breastcancer affectsne eigt for a given procedure, like a knee ute hospital pricing data. It is the care & Medicaid Services.
women in the U.S While most risk replacement, or how much of a first time the data have been avail- He added that he sees,
factors cannot be changed (such price difference. there is at different able at no cost to the public. Please turn to HOSPITALS
as genetics, starting menstruation . ......................................................................... .......................... .... ...........
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federalexerciseConsuming three alcoholic
drinks or more a day ".l:,"
Having no children or your first federal exercise guidelines
child after the age of 35
*. Being overweight And other surveys
Using birth control
While these are all breast cancer show numbers are
risk factors, there is no one-size-
*fits-all diagnosis for' breast cancer even worse
itself. Breast cancer can be divided By Nanci Helmich
into four types with each differing N
in severity and point of origin. It is' Most adults in the U.S. aren't
lii ~ ~~:~~MsMost adults in the U.S. aren't
important for patients to be aware meeting the federal physical ac-
of w hat, tye ofbreast cancerthey, meeting the federal physical ac-
of what type of breast cancer they tivity recommendations for both
are diagnosed with, as' treatment aerobic
ad type o physicians may vary. aerobic exercise and muscle-
:strengthening activity, according
Dr. Hakan Charles-Harris, Breast strengtheningractivity, according
to goveinment statistics out today.
About 79 percent of adults don't
the new Comprehensive Breast meet the physical activity guide-
Institute at North Shore Medicalat least
Center (to open in Summer 2013) lines that advise getting at leastTsf
Cexnt t ope in adu 2 ) 2/2 hours a week of moderate- Taco Bell is currently offering a dollar
breakthroughs have made a hugei intensity aerobic activity such as cravings menu in limited test markets.
re th e brisk walking, or one hour and
difference inr the overall survival
rateofpaientswith breastccer 15 minutes a week of vigorous- Y ou r
rateof patients with breast cancer." intensity aerobic activity, such' as Biking is one way you can get in your weekly allotment of aero- : OR. O6
standivig your diagnosis, and pro- jogging. Plus, the guidelines rec- bic exercise.
sandivelgyou dgnosis andre ommend that adults do muscle-
actively seeking treatment are all strengthening activities, such as on two or more days.a week, the and reduce the risk of heart dis- g ain s w ith
S gettingthe appropriate coor- push-ups, sit-ups or exercise us- guidelines say. easestroke, type 2 diabetes, de-
dinated care. ing resistance bands or weights. Regular physicalY ctivity has kiession and some types of cancer c.ear
These activities should involve all been shown to lower :the risk of ,ad a host of other conditions. It eatsI
DCIS major muscle groups and be done early death, help control weight Please turn to EXERCISE 14B
Ductal carcinoma in situ, or
DCIS, is one of the least ivasive Restaurants dishing up
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the skin or tissue that lines inter-
nal organs. "In situ," which in Latin By John Lauerman Consumers are giving the restaurant in-
.mn i dustry no choice but to let them eat cheap.
means "in its original place," mdi .
.~I Late Thursday, value kingpin Taco Bell
cates that the cancer has not spread Harvard University scientists discovered a Late Thursday, value kingpin Tac Bell
to other parts of the breast or body. hormone that spurs the growth of beta cells, announced that it's close to rolling out a
."national "$1 Cravings" menu which it
This type of breast cancer, th the bdy' isun factories, a fingthat holds
brecently began to test in Sacramento and
to its contained nature, is not se fo6r treai g ~iabetes in a new way. test in Sacramento and
'threatening when it is detected sacher first found the hormone, caled Kansas City.
fore spreading to other parts of the betatrophin, in mice, where it increase's More" value menu have crept up as high
body. "When I perform a minixially : cell growth by as much as 33 times, said Doug- as $1.49 and this $1 Cravings menu
invasive biopsy and the pathology : las Melton, co-director of the Department of would ultimately replace it. All Items on the
shows DCIS,breast conserving sur.- Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard w m ennl i S ed C e
new menu including Shredded Chicken
gery such as'a lumpectomy is often in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An almost-iden- Mini Quesadilla and Beefy Nacho Loaded
a viable option to remove the re-i tical hormone in humans appears toserve the Griller are priced at no moe than a dol-
maining cancer in the breast." said same function, Melton and his colleagues said lar. There's still no specific date for its roll-
Dr. Charles-Harris. Usually, some .today in the journal Cell. .
radiation treatment is recommend- The discovery has drawn the interest'of drug- n vtin icr, ai m eing od
ed 'after the surgery to reduce the makers looking at the $42 billion market for dia- that the line will go national.
change for recurrence. betes medicines. Harvard has applied for a pat- that the line wbig restaurant chains don't do valueal.
enton betatrophin, and the molecule has been The big restaurant chains don't do value
Loba cdeals because they want to, but because
LCIS ."licensed:i IIamburg, Germany-based vote. ve to. Restaurant customer traffic
Lobular carcinoma in sit is an- A G and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Meltonsd. to fall at many chains. Nation-
other type of non-invasive breast-w '"New drugs are needed as patients develop resis es t fll a n cha Nat
cancer that is similar to DCIS be ;' ce to older therapies. "" :K 'oer visits fell in March for the
cause it is confined to its point of'8i :- "We're very excited about this," Melton i i 'onsecutive month, reports the'Na-'
origin. However, LCIS begisinn the a telephone interview. "The finding justi' : tional Restaurant Assocition.
breast lobules, which are located so much sense to me, and it could be a new Way Despite the wild success of its Doritos
d so much sense to me, and it could be a new way Locos Tacos, Taco Bell also will continue
at the end of the milk ducts. LCIS forward in treating diabetes." Loacs TacBel o w o
is ustfally found in premenopausal About 347 million people, or five percent of mthough the summer, in which a number of
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Hope and Health Center leads the way in Orlando
Orange County ranks third in Florida for the
most HIV cases.
ranks third in Orlando has the 1 Ith high-
est prevalence rate of HIV
Florida for most among the most populous 103
cities in the U.S., outranking
Adrian Humphrey-Brown,
By D. Kevin McNeir prevention director for HHC, says she"s been committed to
educating her community and
In 1988, HIV/AIDS was more o providing treatment for those
commonly referred to as the living with HIV/AIDS, especial-
"gay disease." But that was be- ly children.
fore the public became aware of "I first became interested in
Ryan White a middle school HIV/AIDS education and pre-
student that was infected with vention when I began serving as
HIV from a contaminated blood a volunteer in my community,"
treatment. And while men who ADRIAN HUMPHREY- she said. "I met a young girl
have sex with men [MSM] con- BROWN who was 20, had one child that
tinue to account for more than ular and other ethnic groups in was two and was pregnant with
half of the more than one mil- general. another all three were HIV-
lion people currently living with positive. As the years have gone
HIV/AIDS in the U.S., het- WALKING TOWARDS A Health AIDS Walk preparation. by, I have seen the face of AIDS
erosexuals can now claim the WORLD WITHOUT HIV/AIDS The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. the rising costs associated with able to serve the community for change from gay white males
highest rate of infection. In fact, One agency whose mission with registration and 8:30 with the medical treatment needed 25 years." to Black women, Black youth
heterosexuals between the ages is to save lives by treating and the actual walk. for those living with HIV/AIDS However, the Center still has and transgenders. I couldn't
of 14 23 represent 34 percent preventing the spread of HV/ "Our mission has been the [estimated at $3,200/month], a lot of work to do. Consider the rest without doing my part. We
of all new cases. AIDS is the Hope & Health Cen- same'for 25 years," said HHC financial support for organiza- following: have to get people tested regu-
As for Blacks, while we make ter [HHC], founded in 1988. Executive Director Marilyn tions like the HHC and their cli- In 2011, Florida ranked sec- larly and if they become HIV-
up only 12 percent of the U.S. Since then, the Orlando-based Carifi. "We want to end the ents is essential. ond in the U.S. for the estimat- positive, get them into treat-
population, we account for the organization has conltinued to spread of HIV/AIDS. Although "We have to continue to raise ed new cases of HIV. ment right away. That's the way
highest proportion of HIV infec- open its doors and its hearts our agency is proud of how pro- awareness of HIV/AIDS and As of 2013, almost 100,000 to help people live longer and
tions at all stages of the disease to thousands of Central Florid- active we have been by imple- raise funds to stop the devasta- Central Floridians were known healthier lives."
- from new infections to death. ians. And on Saturday, May 18 meriting programs and services tion of this disease," Ings said. to be living with HIV/AIDS with With 10 locations, the Center
That's* why education, pre- in, downtown Orlando, thou- to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, "Our donors are to be heralded an additional 2,500 presumed serves Orange, Seminole, Lake
vention and medical treatment sands of walkers and support- our work must continue." for their years of financial sup- to be infected but unaware of and Osceola counties. For more
are so critical to the survival of ers will converge at Lake Eola June Marie Ings, HHC's devel- port. It is because of them that their status. information go to www.hope-
the Black community in partic- for AIDS Walk Orlando 2013. opment director, says that with Hope & Help Center has been As of 2013, Orange County

This most rare of burger exploits, we offer a hearty 'well done'
Coua le sample stopped in for a bite. Then on I of miles to complete. and farmers who supply chef/
their drive home to Hilton Head, What they've learned: "A good owner Edwin Goto's restaurant,
all 51 on USA S.C., they sampled three more hamburger is a lot more than a traditional blessing, hula
burgers in Kansas, Missouri a well-seasoned piece of meat dancers and a mayoral procla-
TODAYs list, and Tennessee that had been cooked on a grill;" Joe says. mation didn't hurt, either.)
featured in USA TODAYs Great Obviously, the fixings and bun Doris' favorite: Django, a
By Jayne Clark American Bites'series. should be fresh, tut "if the staff French brasserie in Des Moines,
Later, Joe recalls, "I said to is pleasant, it adds some sea- which Joe characterizes as "the
Like many quests, this one Doris, 'Let's have some fun. soning to the hamburger." only place we went where you
began innocently enough. Let's get 'em all.'" Joe's early favorite: Ray's Hell- would be comfortable in a tux-
Joe and Doris Lindner were Which is what brought the Burger in Arlington, Va. (Presi- edo."
visiting their daughter in Den- couple, both retired physicians, dent Obama also is a fan.) That Not every burger was so
ver and saw a USA TODAY arti- to Village Burger Waimea on is, until he bit into a Kahua memorable, however. And one,
cle highlighting the nation's 51 Hawaii, the Big Island, where Ranch lamb burger at Village the Rhode Island nominee, was
best burgers one from every last Friday they bit into the final Burger Waimea and proclaimed non-existent, because the res-
state and Washington, D.C. burger on the list; completing a it his new No. 1 pick. (The 50 taurant had gone out of busi-
Because the Colorado choice, saga that has taken them more A good hamburger is a lot more than a well-seasoned piece attendees, including famiW ness by the time the Lindners
Park Burger, was nearby, they than two years and thousands of meat cooked on a grill, members and local ranchers arrived. (Our apologies!)

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E.M. Blocker Lay Organiza-
HOSPITALS ter prices. However, as more works to those with the highest for their hospital care," said tion and the Greater Bethel
cotninued from 12B employers have moved to low- quality at the lowest cost. Ron Pollack, executive director AME' Church congregation cor-
premium, high-deductible Insurers also work out con- of consumer advocacy group dially invites you to celebrate
"no logical business reason" for plans, which leave consum- tracts with hospitals to pay Families USA, in a news state- Lay Day 10 a.m., Sunday, May
that variation, and that higher ers paying more out-of-pocket prices that are often much low- ment. "It is absurd and, in- 26.
prices do not necessarily corre- costs, they must pay attention er than what hospitals charge deed, unconscionable that the Preacher of the hour will be
spond to better quality of care. to how much a procedure costs. the uninsured, people least capable of paying Rev. Dwayne K. Gaddis, senior
Because insurers often pick Employers have asked for pro- "Most perniciously, unin- for their hospital care bear the pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church
up the bill directly, consumers cedure costs so they can limit sured people are the ones who largest, and often unaffordable, located in Riverview, FL.
have not had to shop for bet- hospitals within employee net- usually pay the highest prices cost burdens." Come and hear a dynamic
word from the Lord through
this anointed vessel.
Greater Bethel is located at
Betatrophin gives new treatment for diabetes 245 NW 8th etin overtown
Downtown, Miami, FL where
DIABETES blood sugar. mice's bodies into thinking they gestating animals in the womb. Rev. Eddie Lake is senior pastor
continued from 12B Patients develop Type 1 dia- had completely stopped making The gene that makes betatro- and Dr. W. Dean Goldsby, Sr. is
betes when damage to beta cells insulin. That led to an increase phin is also highly active in the Lay president. REV. DWAYNE K. GADDIS
that can lead to heart disease, depletes insulin levels. Melton, in beta cell production, he said. mice bred to develop diabetes.
stroke, eye disease and nerve who has two children with Type The researchers turned their Studies of the human form of W omen Conference at W ord of Truth
damage, according to the World 1 diabetes, has been trying use attention to finding out what betatrophin and its effects are
Health Organization. Many pa- stem cells to replace the beta caused the increase. Melton just beginning, Melton said. He Word of Truth Deliverance
tients develop these conditions cells damaged or lost in the dis- and his colleagues found a gene noted that betatrophin appears Ministries presents "Women
even while.getting treatment, so ease. that becomes more active in to improve blood sugar control with Power Walking in Favor"
new drugs are needed, Melton Compared with other tis- liver and fat cells when insulin in mice that received the hor- Women's Conference 7:30
said. sues, beta cells normally grow levels drop. When applied di- mone. nightly service: Tuesday,
Diabetes occurs when the very slowly, and only about rectly to mouse beta cells, the "This is going to get a lot of at- May 21, Dr. Lydia Goodin:
body fails to regulate levels of one in 1,000 to one in 10,000 protein made by this gene in- tention and a lot of study," said Wednesday, May 22, Minister
sugar in the blood that cells beta cells divides daily, Melton creased the rate of growth. Gordon Weir, a Harvard Medical Valorie King: Thursday, May
need for nourishment. Most said. Using a chemical blocker, Further studies showed that School professor of medicine at 23, Pastor Sonia Lee: Friday,
diabetes patients have the Type Melton and his colleagues Peng betatrophin levels rise in preg- the Joslin Diabetes Center in May 24, Pastor Stacy Blatch at
2 form, which occurs when the Yi, a postdoctoral fellow in the nant mice, which are known to Boston. "The next question is 14030 NW 22 Ave., Miami, FL
body loses its response to insu- lab, and Ji-Sun Park, a labo- have increased beta cell growth whether this acts directly on 33054.
lin, the hormone that regulates ratory technician, fooled the rates to make insulin for the beta cells in humans." For more information, please
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CANCERS apy, hormonal therapy, radia- nosed breast cancer and is typi- Caring for the North Miami N ot enough exercise in U .S.
continued from 12B tion therapy,' or a combination cally found in women between community since 2000, Dr.
of these treatments. "Modern the ages of 45 and 56. ILC is Charles-Harris has served three EXERCISE Behavioral Risk Factor Surveil-
of doing a biopsy. Most experts procedures such as biopsies usually detected by biopsies consecutive terms as Chief of continued from 12B lance System, an annual phone
do not actually consider LCIS using dye to determine how far performed because of lumps Surgery at North Shore Medical survey of adults, 18 and older.
cancer, but rather an abnormal the cancer has spread and bal- found in the breast. Center, and one term as Vice- lowers the risk of cognitive de- Among the findings:
tissue growth, and LCIS is also loons inserted for targeted radi- Breast cancer can be the re- Chief of Staff at North Shore cline and hip fractures. 21 percent of adults say they
treated with removal (lumpec- ation therapy instead of radiat- sult of many different combina- Medical Center. He is a Pro- Other research indicates that met both the aerobic and mus-
tomy). ing the entire breast, have been tions of controllable and uncon- fessor of Surgery at the Florida people are less active than these cle-strengthening guidelines.
IDC beneficial to many women in trollable risk factors, and can International University School statistics suggest. Scientists About 52 percent say they
Invasive ductal carcinoma (or my practice. We work together manifest itself in many different of Medicine and has been ap- with the National Cancer Insti- are meeting the aerobic activity
infiltrating ductal carcinoma) is with other cancer specialists to forms. Symptoms may include pointed Medical Director of the tute, using actual motion sen- guideline.
a more invasive and therefore save the breast and kill the can- a lump in the breast, a change new Comprehensive Breast In- sors, found that fewer than five 29 percent say they are
potentially life-threatening can- cer if this is the patient's choice in size or shape of the breast or stitute at North Shore Medical percent of adults in the U.S. meeting the muscle-strength-
cer diagnosis. This is the most after a detailed informative dis- discharge from the nipple. Dr. Center which will be opening in get at least 30 minutes a day ening activity recommenda-
frequently diagnosed form of in- cussion of pros and cons." Charles-Harris advises: "It is Summer 2013. of moderate-intensity physical tion.
vasive breast cancer, account- absolutely critical that women North Shore Medical Center activity in bouts of at least 10 The range of people meeting
ing for 80 percent of all cases. ILC receive the recommended an- invites you to join Dr. Charles- minutes, the overall guidelines varied by
IDC begins in the milk ducts Invasive lobular carcinoma nual mammogram in addition Harris on May 23, 2013 on an The latest statistics, pub- state. For instance, 27 percent
and invades the surrounding begins in a lobule of the breast to a clinical breast exam by a exciting sneak preview of the lished in the Morbidity and of those in Colorado met them
tissue. Like all breast cancers, and spreads to surrounding qualified medical practitioner." new Comprehensive Breast In- Mortality Weekly Report, a compared with 13 percent in
early diagnosis is critical since tissue. If not detected early, Dr. HAkan Charles-Harris stitute and an opportunity to journal of the Centers for Dis- Tennessee and West Virginia.
it can move through the blood- ILC has the potential to spread is Board, Certified by both the meet the knowledgeable and ease Control and Prevention, Women, Hispanics, older
stream and lymphatic system throughout the body, specifi- American Board of Surgery and supportive team. Call today at: are based on self-reported data adults and obese adults were
very rapidly. IDC is commonly cally to the uterus and ovaries, the American Board of Vascu- 1800-984-3434 'to make your from more than 450,000 re- 'all less likely to meet the exer-
treated by surgery, chemother- ILC is the most commonly diag- lar Medicine Endovascular. reservation! spondents participating in the cise guidelines.

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Wright and Young Hadley Davis MLK Range Hadley Davis Otis R. Bowen, governor,
51, mail carrier homemaker, 86, Pastor, ALFRED LEE BRYANT, 84 died health secretary, dies at 95
also a retired died May 5 died May 3rd. May 1. Services
U.S. Army SFC at Jackson S u r v i v o r s were held. By William Yardley land Center, Ind. The son of a
and a graduate Memorial include: his schoolteacher, he received his
of Miami Service 11 dau g h ters, Otis R. Bowen, who served bachelor's degree from Indiana
Jackson Sr High a.m., Saturday Valderia Norris, two terms as governor of Indi- University and his medical de-
class of 79, died at Prayer and Victoria Cox, ana and later became the first gree from Indiana University
May 5 at home. Praise Int"I Robyn Lovett physician appointed as secre- Medical School in 1942. He
Viewing 10-8 Ministries.Esq.(Michael),
Viewing 10-8 Ministries. Esq.(Michael), tary of health and human ser- served in the Army Medical
p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service Marvell Cox and Pamela Cox; vices, serving under President Corps during World War II.
12 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove ELLA LOUISE WILLIAMS sons, Alexander Cox (Shirley), Ronald Reagan amid the rising He won his first election in
Missionary Baptist Church. LOUIE W Cornelius Cox, Esq.(Diane), Rickey BOB J. HODGES, SR., 63, debate about AIDS, died on Sat- 1952, when he ran for coroner
93, domestic T. Cox(Angelina), and Larry R. s u b s t it u t e urday in Donald- in Marshall Coun-
EVA DOUGHTY, 76, healthcare worker, died Handfield Esq.(Cynthia); brothers, teacher, died son, Ind. He was 95. ty.
administrator, died May 8 at Unity May 11 at Amos Cox (Mildred), James Cox May 12 at His death was an- He was elected
Health and Rehab Center. Service Claridge House (Melva) and Leviticus Cox; sisters, home. Service nounced by Gov. to the Indiana leg-
11 a.m., Thursday at New Shiloh NH. Service 12 Elminer (Adna)Forbes, Albertha 2 p.m., Friday in Mike Pence of Indi- islature four years
MBC. p.m., Saturday Kemp (Rufus) and a host of the chapel. ana. later and became
in the chapel. grandchildren; great-grands and Dr. Bowen was speaker in 1967.
ANNIE C. PULLEN, 68, great-great grands. Viewing 2-5 a family practitio- He served in that
paraprofessional, died May 8. p.m., Thursday in the chapel and ner in Bremen, Ind. role for four ses-
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. MARGARET CONNIE BROWN 6-8 p.m., Thursday at Mt. Pisgah (population 3,500 sions, longer than
HermonAME Church. JOHNSON, 64, S.D.A. Church. Service 10 a.m., CLAUDE JAMES, 69, died May at the time), for a any of his prede-
homemaker, Friday at Northside S.D.A. Church. 11. Services quarter-century be- cessors.
SA'MARI SOLANGE died May 6 at Contributions maybe sent to the were held. ginning in the late BOWEN He lost a bid for
JOHNSON, 2, died May 7. Service home. Service 2 Handfield/Cox Endowment at 1940s, and as a governor in 1968
1 p.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion p.m., Saturday Bethune Cookman University, 640 state legislator in the 1960s he but won in a landslide in 1972,
MBC. in the chapel. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., was known to occasionally pull defeating Matthew Welsh, a
.; W Daytona Beach, FL 32114. out a pad and write prescrip- Democrat, who had been gov-
Richardson C RETHA B N C tions for colleagues' minor ail- ernor from 1961 to 1965. Re-
Richardson CLARETHA BRUTON COOK, ments. elected easily in 1976, he was
DION SHANE LOPEZ, 34, WILLIAMS died 83 retired Dr. Bowen successfully lob- the first governor of Indiana
laborer, e WMayL R W 6, died teacher from bied Congress to approve a bill to serve for two terms in more
May 10. Dade Countyol Mitchell that would extend Medicare to than a century. As governor he
ServONTAVI SMITH, 20, died i ho cover catastrophic illnesses helped draft a major revision
Saturday at FirstQUONTAVIS SMITH, 20, died died May 9th JACQUELINE DAWSTON- an issue that he had been inter- of state tax policy that reduced
U M Church. April 25. Services were held. S u r v or BLASH, 58, ested in since serving on a So- reliance on property taxes and
include: former retired mail cial Security advisory board in increased revenue from sales
DWIGHT ARTHUR WILLIAMS, husband, Rev. handler, died 1983. The law, drafted with the taxes.
60, died April 29. Services were Douglas Cook May 7. Service assistance of his chief of staff, Dr. Bowen is survived by his
held. Sr.; son, Rev. Dr. Douglas Cook 10 a.m., Thomas R. Burke, was passed wife, the former Carol Hahn; a
Jr. (Zenaida); daughter, Betty M. Saturday at amid praise for its bipartisan daughter, Judy McGrew; three
RICKY WRIGHT, SR., 58, ROYCE EDWARD SMITH, 77, Cook-Duncombe; sister, Ophelia Holy Faith MB support, sons, Rick, Tim and Rob; a
painter, died May 6. Service 2 p.m., died April 30. Services were held. Mitchell; grandsons, Glenn I. Cook, Church. But after Medicare benefi- stepson, Vance; a stepdaugh-
Friday in the chapel. Jamal I. Cook and Douglas Cook, ciaries complained that it had ter, Mindy; 12 grandchildren;
JESSIE WRIGHT, 59, died April III and a host of family and friends. made their premiums rise 4 step-grandchildren; and 8
MYRENETHA CURTIS. Service 28. Services were held. Service 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Card of Thanks some conservatives called the great-grandchildren.
11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel. Jordan Grove M.B. Church. measure socialistic the law His first wife, Elizabeth Anne
EVELYN BRAILSFORD, 78, The family of the late, was repealed in 1989. Steinmann, died in 1981. His
Brown's died May 5. Services were held. DR. ANTHONY RANDOLPH Otis Ray Bowen was born second wife, the former Rose
FERGUSON, on Feb. 26, 1918, in Rich- May Hochstetler, died in 1991.
ERROL KELLY, 45, computer LOUIS OSNER, 29, died April 61, Podiatrist,
specialist, 30.Serviceswereheld. died May 4.
30. Services were held.
died May 9 u r v i v o r s
in Lantana, include: his
FL. Survivors: KEVIN DEAL, JR., 16, died May wife, Paulette
mother, uanita 3. Services were held. er g.u s ; BRTIA MA STRONG II
and the latesons, Anthony 06/16/1951 -08/27/2001
Donnie Kelly; Manker Ferguson Jr.,
wife, Yamilee; CECILIO MARTINEZ, SR., 68, and Mario Ferguson; stepson, Our queen is gone, but
two children, he worked for Dr. Thomas Oden; stepdaughter, still in our hearts.
ZakiaandArriannaKellyofLantana; the Department Dr. Dionne Louis; three brothers, Love and memories will
siblings; Terri-Lynn, Damon Kelly of Waste Man- Lay Minister Freddie Ferguson never part.
and Anita Laney. Viewing 4-8 p.m., agement for (Mernisha), Lay Minister Harold Marie led the way for us
Sunday in the chapel, 1004 S. thirteen years. Meadows(Paula), Bernard today.
Dixie Hwy, Lantana, FL. 561-533- Survived by his "Chucky" Ferguson; sister, Kathy God bless her in every way.
5256. Service 1 p.m., Monday at four children, "Candi" Ferguson-Robert (Nelson) QUINTON HENRY BISHOP RIP
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 418 Cecilio, Jr., Je- and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, Frederick, Bertram, Brien,
N. Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm sus, Lolita, and nephews other relatives and for God so loved the world Lonnie the Clark and Strong
Beach, FL. Loraine Martinez and two grand- friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday that he gave his only begotten familie
children. Service 10a.m., Saturday at Ridgeway Church of God of n, that whoever believeth e as g love.
A.J Manuel" .in the chapel. K G Prophecy. in him shod tis i
d A.1J. Manueth. .. Oak Fit i,",- > r2 inhim s...ul.. ft ,I
A.J. Mauel have everlasting- life..
GERALD GANTT, 55, security DEVEN JAROD SAKERS, 28, CEOLA WILLIAMS, 83, Gone but not forgotten, we
Arrangeents are incople. d hom iemak her I miss you sadly. 1 ^ 4 ^4uNational iunerals
guard, died May died April 29 in Georgia. Services hmema r miss you sadly.
8. Service 3:30 were held. died May 8 We wish to express our a IO n au n e ra
p.m. at Faith Survivors sincere thanks to relatives
C 0 mCommunity m include: her< w** ^j^ ^" OK l IT F & 2 J
SANNETTE WASHINGTON, 59, include: her and friends who extended
Baptist Church. diedApri29atNorthShore husband, Willie their kindness during our
a mudied April 29 at North Shore Medidcal Williams S their dessur emn r 305416 *l 305-6 2-6234
Center. Services were held. Williams Sr; bereavement.
sons, Willie The Bishop Family.

Eric L. Wilson Jr., Donald
Williams, Napoleon Williams and
OPLA GLENN LAWRENCE, 84, LEON S. BARRETT, 56, Therone Williams; daughters, / SerVices
retired died May 8 at home. Service maintenance, Charlecia Williams, Patricia Ann
10 a.m., Saturday at Hallandale died May 9 Williams and Betty Jo James and a / Merchandise
Beach Church of Christckson host of other relatives and friends .
H si.BeachC Service 2p.m., Saturday at New oer I I
IRENE S. CLARKE, 82, nurse, Strdy a.m., Mt. Calvary M.B. Church. i will be less thman any other
died May 12 at South Oaks Facility. Saturday at OpaM em oram
d May1 at Snou lt. Locka Methodist BESSIE LEE POWELL, 93, funeral establishment in
Arrangements are incomplete. United Church. homemaker Celebrate
died May 4. Celebrate Cityof Miami
Royal survivors a Life oR GET ITEE
EUGENE LAMP YOUNG, SR., Community include: her
61, retired died nieces, Sylvia
May 12 atMiami MARGARET BRADLEY, 73, re- Farrington and Memorialize You Can Bank On This!
VA Medical tired, died April Betty Jasper
Center. Viewing 5 in Blakely, GA. nephew, and celebrate
center- viewing Services were Michael Jasper.
4-9at p.m., FridaYrk held. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. a loved one
Missionarc y Tabor M.B. Church. on the pages of e lio
Baptist Church. The Miami Times. I
Service 11 a.m., '"The MIami TImes
Saturday at the church. Gregg L. Mason
HENRY LEE GRAHAM, 72, For more information call
SYLVIA SANDS, 67, retired truck driver forformation, call
school teacher, Wade Coca Cola, died 305-694-6225
died May 12 LAURENCE STANDFORD, 74, May 13. Sur-
at Memorial retired veteran, died May 11 at vivors include:
South Hospital. home. Services were held. companion of
Viewing 6-9 43 years, Hattie
p.m., Fiday at LEONARD FARRINGTON, 76, Eason; twelve Jo M muerlDreci Team
Tasiuai pisopaheavy equipment operator, died children and a
E p i s c o p a May 7 at Regions Park ofAventura. host of brothers
Church, 15260 Services were held. and sisters. Viewing, 2-9 p.m., Fri- m ord i
NW 19 Avenue, Miami Garden. day. Service2 p.m., Saturday in the
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at the ONOR YOUR LOVED chapel.

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some of those colored con- powerhouses in India, China "the earliest times," the issue
*, tacts. and Brazil have emerged, ofcolorism has its American
E R^^^^^^^ S.^: ^~ ,But there's one, thing you ; T ." mixed-race relationships roots in the earily 1500s when
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--updated book "The Color C OO R ''* the government has added men and Black 'wmen gained-
Complex" by Kathy iussel- multiracial categories on ce- power through education
Cole, Midge Wilson, and Ron- C O M P L E X sus forms.: ".'- and social bridging'b_ tween
Sad E. Hal, you'll see how ... There's been a lot of change, Black'and white popultions.
Authors comb eto pen allur g much it still matters. but "colorism" a word 'Later, preference was shown
'I j : .'. *The more things change,'' cF, re- s ferringto prejudices sur- for lighter-skinned individuals
book, The Color Complex the more they remain the rounding skin-color differ- as "house slaves," who largely
same . ences,.particularly within the disparaged darker-skinned
By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your hair and wardrobe are In the last two decades, Black community remains. field workers .
Miami Times wditer out of date, so you're getting Ameica has seen a revolu- What's worse, it's infiltrated Today, several decades fter a cut-and-style and a fresh tion when it comes to issues popular culture with a sub- discrimination based on color
wardrobe, shoes and all. of race. The generation that tler, seemingly-nastier effect was made illegal, colorism
This month, you've decided You've got an appointment was born and has grown up on its victims. still exists. Some blame it on
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Connie: James to perform at SMDCACS
........ ....*"' Miami Times staff report the intimate Black Box Theater with food and in commercials for "Partnership for a Drug.Free.
drinks available for purchase. America" and for Denny's "Skillets for Break-
It's not your mother's "Great American Song- Connie James has been nominated for a Pixie fast." Connie is appearing fresh off a successful
book." Connie James sings songs from George Award for Best Song/Soundtrack in a Motion run in "Sweet Baby James: A Tribute to James
6n Srunm Swet B a Jmes: Atbue t m
Gershwin and Cole Porter to James Taylor, Picture for the song "Three Words." Taylor" and "Blue: A Joni Mitchell."
: Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan A classically trained singer with a degree in In addition to opening for Bob Newhart during
Sand more. 'It's the "Great. American Song- music from the University of South Carolina, Newhart's Florida tour, Connie is also starring.
book" and then some. Connie James is James decided to add acting to her repertoire in the upcoming production of "Fever The
lated to perform May 24-26 p.m. at of talents several years ago, landing roles on Peggy Lee Songbook."
Sthe South Miami Dade Cultural Arts NBC's "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special She has been described by critics as a "song-
Center. Victims Unit" and "Homicide: Life on the Street." stress extraordinaire, reminiscent of the great
SAll pe-rformans will take place in James'v oic. canbe heard athe announcer American jazz divas."

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Dillard was one ofl5 finalists out member honored
Sioo bands to competest at Adelphi
By Heather Carney trombone player who livesTin tHip hop legend Chuck D [aka
Pembroke Pines. "We still feel Carlton Douglas Ridenhour],
The musical journey for 25 very good about what we did ma t former head of Public Enemy,
Broward Countystudents ... and people were moved will be honored soon with
ended a few songs earlier by our performance." an honorary doctorate from
Sthan expected Sunday night. This was the fourth time h Adelphi University. He will also
Students from the Dillard Dillard was invited to the iserve asr the featured sp eaker
Center for the Arts in Fort Pnationalhigh school jazz and afor the University's 117th com-
Lwauderdale traveed to New band competition that draws h mencement ceremonies, set to
York City's Jazz at Lincoln yapplicati o s from neaply 10(0 occur on May 19th. Chuck is
Center bt fell short of earn- bands. an alumnus of the school, at-
ing a spot as one of the top Dillard won first place tending from 1978 till 1984. He
three bands. the past two years and f r graduated mwith a Bachelor of
. Students said that didn't took second place in 2010. Fine Arts Degree and used that
overshadow the honor of Band instructor Christopher eduication rto change the world.
being selected as one of 15 Dorsey said' "the kids played "I always used to do a lot of CHUCK D
finalists to perform in the their hearts out" but that the hosting and I was on college back on Long Island.
elite nationaljazz competition competition changed this radio in the early 80s," he said. What made me want to be-
called Essentially Ellington. year since community bands, --Photo Credit: Mike Stocker "So I was always a part of come a recording artist; I was
"It wasa bummer -- we which include students from Jonathan Haineswoth with the Dillard Center for the something that wanted to the first artist that was repeat-
ieally wanted to be in the a region rather than a single break deejays and parties edly asked by a label to record
top three,'' said Dillard high school, were invited Arts performsat the Essentially Elington competition at out. And that was with Hank with them. That label was Def
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Lomax, and Marc O'Ferrall. Dr. ,financial secretary,and recognized were: reader of
Edison O. Jackson, President, Ruby Allen, chaplain. Derrick Baker, The Miami
e T a BCU was introduced by Larry Kathleen Day WEDR 99 Jamz; Times and a
Little. Wayne A. Davis, local Thurston, president, La Trese McPhee Dade County
B D. chapter president follows in along with Martha Day Williams, Dr. Edith r e t i r e d
the footsteps of past presidents and Nancy Dawkins Davis, Rev Andrew t e a c h e r
The Mary McLeod Bethune the invocation r Dr. Johnny L. Jones, Roland and the South Florida L. Floyd, Major r e p o r t s
Annual Gala was held last Friday and occasion, Raiford, and John Williams. Club of Business and Raleigh Flowers, about how
at the Rusty Pelican on r e s p e c t i v e I y. Recipients of door Professional Jr., and Shirlyon the City
Key Biscayne. Calvin Nandzy and Arielle prizes were: Israel held a MEEK McWhorter-Jones. of Tampa LOMAX
Hughes WPLG Local Marcelin provided Milton, Susan recognition of Also recognized was recognized her
10 anchor, served as e n t e r t'a i n m e nt Easterling and Rubye outstanding citizens Clarice Kendrick, scholarship in a parade to show how much
master of ceremonies, M c W h o r t e r Simms. New officers recently at the Miami recipient, Jackson High. she has done for Bethune-
but a breaking news presented the of Arcola Lakes Park Shores Country Club. A "shoutout" goes out to Cookman U. She recruited
flash called him back to Trailblazer Awards Seniors are Sheila Recognition went pioneers Dr. Gwendolyn many students from Tampa
the station and Shirlyon to: Dr. Mark Mack, president, Pat out to Helen F. Howard, Dr. Barbara Carey and Miami and was given the
J. McWhorter took B. Rosenberg, Pressley, vice president, Reed for continuous -Shuler, Nancy Dawkins, key to the city. Her joy was
over. The former judge Commissioner Jean Perry, secretary, volunteering in Francis Nash, Dr. Geraline waving to the huge crowd.
brought on Dr. Nelson EDMONSON Audrey M. Dorothy Holmes, assisting youth with Gilyard, Carrie Meek, Martha Congratulations and continue
Adams and Sumner Edmonson, Dwight assistant secretary, Joe FCAT and promoting Day, and Sarah Sherry. Helen. to read the Miami Times for the
Hutcheson, III to provide Stephenson, Pastor Wayne Macj, treasurer, Jannie Johns HIV prevention. Others Young Jackson, an ardent best news ever.

Randy Jackson to leave American Idol Rihanna doesn't have
Fans seem to be, 21 and other busi- and other sing- Mina ad Keith Urban as much luck in 777special
Fans seem to be, ness ventures." ing competitions "awful," saying the apparent m uch luck in
which may be Fox declined com- on MJ's Big Blog animosity between Carey and w
ment. (www.mjsbigblog. Minaj has been "poisonous." Trip with 150 fans ately apparent. There's a-cut to
why he's leaving The "speculation" com), speculates "What they need to do next is just ch the concert, where viewers see
eav Jackson refers to is that Jackson is time is some chemistry testing ISjust as chaotic as Rihanna perform one song-
By Bill Keveney Idol's drifting for- : trying to get in before they hire anybody," San- ounds it's 'Phresh Off the Rund
tunes this season, front of any possi- tilli says. w -- t
Dawg, he's no longer in it to with friction between ble panel restruc- Idol is averaging 15.2 million Rihanna came up with a dash back to the airport.
win it. panel-mates Nicki turing. She calls viewers on Wednesdays anct novel idea to promote her sev- There's little glam and all
Randy Jackson, the musician Minaj and Mariah his planned depar- 14.7 million viewers on Thurs- enth album, Unapologetic. She grind as they touch down in
and producer who has been a Carey, and ratings JACKSON ture "a mixed bag." days, a far cry from the glory chartered a 777 jet, loaded it Toronto, Stockholm, Paris,
judge on American Idol since down double digits "It probably is days of Seasons 5 and 6, when with 150 or so die- Berlin, London
Season 1, says he will not be year over year. The situation time for him to go because his it averaged more than 30 mil- hard fans and jour- and New York,
coming back to the panel for has spurred conjecture and critiques have gotten a little lion viewers per show. nalists, and took with identical
Season 13 next year. some unsourced reports that rote. But on the other hand, he "This is not the linchpin it them on a whirl- chaos.
"Yo! Ydl Yol" he said in a state- Fox is planning an overhaul for is such a part of Idol history," .used to be," says Brad Adgate wind world tour of While fans
ment released by his publicist, next spring's cycle, she says. Jackson and Seacrest of ad firm Horizon Media. "The seven days, seven might find her
"To put all of the speculation to With Simon Cowell and Paula "are the links to the history of days of' it being a dominant countries and sev- interactions with
rest, after twelve years of judg- Abdul, Jackson was part of the Idol, which is really what Idol show is coming to an end or en shows. band and crew-
ing on American Idol I have de- original 2002 judging trio that has right now. . They really came to a close this year." It turned out to members back-
cided to leave after this season. helped turn Idol into the coun- do need a major overhaul at Adgate says Idol's ratings be more arduous stage interesting,
I am very proud of how we for- try's biggest TV show and a pop this point, but it's going to be drop worsened after the arrival than awesome, those encounters
ever changed television and the culture phenomenon. Jackson a loss because it's a big piece of of otheri singing competitions, though the behind- aren't particu-
music industry. It's been a life and host Ryan Seacrest are the Idol history." including NBC's The Voice and the-scenes docu- larly revealing.
changing opportunity but I am only on-air originals who re- She describes the chemistry Fox's The X Factor. mentary Rihanna And by the time
looking forward to focusing on main. of this season's judging pan- The Idol finale airs Thursday, 777 tries to give HANNA the trip winds up
my company Dream Merchant MJ Santilli, who follows Idol el, which also includes Carey, May 16, 8 ET/PT on Fox. it a positive spin. in New York, ev-
SThings seem to get eryone involved
off to a fun start, with the star is elated that it's over. Even
Disco legend Houston to perform in Broward sharing champagne and co- so, the film doesn't come close
Disco leend, Houston to perform Broward as they take flight. But to reflectingthe tedium de-
reality soon curbs their enthu- scribed by journalists in their
HOUSTON MEMORIES FROM A because disco was at its height my age.that when they're ready siasm. dispatches from the trip last
continued from 1C DISCO LEGEND' and folks wanted something to retire, make sure they have The first stop is Mexico City, November.
"I am still recording and sing- that would draw them to* the another job. I don't plan to stop where the pattern for, the trip The trip's negative reviews
67, continues to belt out the ing sometimes corporate dance floor," she said. "Our ver- going anytime soon." and documentary is set. The didn't diminish Unapologetic,
hits. And if you want to take events, or private functions but sion had all the elements and Look for more about BPH and logistical nightmare of moving which made its debut at No. 1
a trip with her down memory then I recently did a show at the because I was at the club danc- its contributions to the home- a planeload of people through on Billboard's album chart and
.lane, she'll be in Ft. Lauderdale Georgia Dome for DirectTV so ing almost every Thursday in less of Broward County in up- the airport, collecting bags has sold more than 900,000
on Saturday, May 18 at GPG it all depends," she said. "Music New York City, I had an idea of coming editions of The Miami and getting to the hotel and copies. Good thing no travel
Studios [2780 NW 55th Court, from the disco era is still popu- what would excite people: But I Times. ready for the show is immedi- was involved.
Warehouse #4], where she'll lar people love to hear me or had no idea that it would cross
headline a fundraiser for the K.C. and the Sunshine Band over to R&B and pop. And I
homeless. and The Tramps. We didn't certainly didn't expect to get a
The Disco Ball: 14th Annual have all of the technical gad- Grammy." I I
Salute to Leadership will ben- gets that artists have today but Houston has come a long way
efit the Broward Partnership we did have a real camaraderie from Leland, Mississippi, where
for the Homeless [BPH] an the musicians and thesing- she was -born. She has tray-
organization foundep in 1999 ers had a connection and once eled the world, shared the stage
that has assisted over 17,000 we got into a groove and we be- with phenomenal singers like
homeless residents since its. gan to improvise, anything was Mavis Staples, CeCe Peniston,.
inception. Besides Houston's possible." Donna Summer, Phoebe Snow
concert, there will also be an Did she know that her signa- and Chaka Khan and she
awards program, a silent auc- ture song would be such a big continues to record.
tion, a cocktail reception and hit? Houston says she had. a "I am very satisfied with my
dinner. Houston says she's ex- "good feeling." life and I am still growing," she
cited about bringing her show "The song was first recorded added. "I continue to be cre-
to South Florida and helping to by Harold Melvin and the Blue ative, I exercise every day and
raise "as much money as pos- Notes but when we decided I try to take care of others and
sible to help individuals and to record it, we knew that we treat them like I want to be
families in need." wanted it to be a dance song treated. And I tell folks that are

Russell-Cole and others pen book

BOOK of social media to further your sell-Cole, Midge Wilson, and
continued from 1C cause, state your opinions, and Ronald E. Hall re-examine the
gather support. divisiveness of colorism today,
music videos and Black song- These days, it seems that we in contrast to what it was two
writers. Others accuse fashion like to pretend we live in an decades ago. New, eye-opening
and movies. The authors also enlightened world that's on its research and fresh information
point at politics and world pol- way to being "color-blind." We show readers that though there
icy, yet they say that there are have a Black president, after are gains in some areas, color-
things you can do to "lessen all, and today's youth are more ism is far from a dead issue; in
colorism's pernicious effects." accepting of racial differences. fact, with the rise of globalism,
Contact television networks if Some think we've gotten past it actually spread.
you notice a lack of Black jour- skin color, but reading "The This is a fascinating, albeit
nalists or actors. Let editors Color Complex" shows other- quite uncomfortable book that
know that you won't purchase wise. I recommend for audiences
their- magazines until they With great dismay and a sur- both Black and white. Newly -
stop Photoshopping pictures of prising amount of quietly cyni- updated, "The Color Complex"
models of color. Use the power cal humor, authors Kathy Rus- deserves a whole new look.-

Dillard band makes it to the finals

DILLARD schools Community Arts three next year.
continued from' 1C Program from Coral Gables "That's why I love jazz, the
and New World School' of the music and the arts, because it
to compete. Arts from Miami performed teaches us about life. We have
"When the game changes, in the competition but neither good and bad times, and we
you have to change with the got the chance to compete for will survive," he said.
game," said Dorsey, who is in one of the top three spots. Dil- Dorsey said many students
his ninth year of instructing lard was the only band from got the chance to experience
at Dillard. "I told [the students] Broward County to be invited "the mecca of the jazz world" for
that we want to be gracious to perform. the first time. Students toured
when we win, but we want to The Dillard students played the Louis Armstrong House
be more gracious in defeat." three songs which included Museum, saw the Broadway
Dillard students raised a mix of swing, improvisa- Musical Motowri, and planned
about $30,000 to be able to tion and 'blues, said Dorsey. to visit the Apollo Theater Mon- TR S R I
'make the trip to New York City. He said the trip was a learn- day.
The festival began Friday and ing experience that "you don't "It's a world class experi- CHEICK LO I, LISTINIGS FOR IWIIRS AND SNOWTIMES
culminated with the competi- always win in life, sometimes ence," said Dorsey. "A kid that
tion Sunday. you lose." The band hopes to comes here and experiences
Two other South Florida reclaim its place in the top- this it's a dream come true."


Colleges adapt online courses to ease burden
S Nearly half of all under- and keep students on track to Here at San Jose State, for
New access and graduates in the U.S. arrive on graduation, universities are example, two pilot programs
ad r tr lin campus needing remedial work beginning to experiment with weave material from the online
aid for struggling before they can begin regular adding the new "massive opeil classes into the instructional
stude s credit-bearing classes. That online courses," created to de- mix and allow students to earn
studentsearly detour can be costly, liver elite college instruction to credit for them.
By Tamar Lewin leading many to drop out, anyone with an Internet con- "We're in Silicon Valley, we
often in heavy debt and with nection, to their offerings, breathe that entrepreneurial
SAN JOSE, Calif. Dazzled diminished prospects of find- While the courses, known as air, so it makes sense that we
by the potential of free online ing a job. MOOCs, have enrolled millions are the' first university to try
college classes, educators are Meanwhile, shrinking state of students around the world, this," said Mohammad Qay-
now turning to the gritty task budgets have taken a heavy most who enroll never start a oumi, the university's presi-
of harnessing online-materials toll at public institutions, single assignment, and very dent. "In academia, people are
to meet the toughest challeng- reducing the number of seats few complete the courses. So scared to fail, but we know
es in American higher educa- available in classes students to reach students who are not that innovation always comes
tion: giving more students must take to graduate. In ready for college-level work, with the possibility of failure.
access to college, and helping California alone, higher educa- .r or struggling with introduc- And if it doesn't work the first
them graduate on time; tion cuts have left hundreds of tory courses, universities are time, we'll figure out what went
"Are we setting ourselves up thousands of college students beginning to add extra sup- wrong and do better."
for becoming a nation of con- without access to classes they Black student reparing to record a statistics course ports to the online materials, In one pilot program, the
formists with poor socializa- need. Udacity, an online classroom instruction provider in Moun- in hopes of improving success university is working with
tion skills? To Address both problems tain View, Calif. rates. Please turn to ONLINE 5C

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Legislators 'RMTN

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SFM holds 20 1 3 Spring Commencement
should still ead to most teachers getting
"Our teachers are some of the best inM
the nation and they deserve to be reward- r tells
ed for their great work, Mayo Gilbert
Scott said. g ra duates
Florida Education to

Smon first African-Ameribe going to
utHouse Democrat- 150 students tossed their tasselsat
THURSTON ic Leader Perry Thur- Saturday morning at Florida Me-
ston, D-Plantation, said morial University (IFMU), South
the deal was a "slap in the face" to teach- Florida's only historically black
ers because they will- have to wait more university, and, in an instant, be-
than a year before they get the raise. came college graduates during the

"That is reallyMeorial Univerit y with them. It "to create their own accomplish-Commencement cer-
to wit until 2014," said Thurston. emony.was a most memorable and on- ments."
Law~akers have set t t derfulatime." Gilbert is a lifelong resident ofpicture-perfect South
$480 illion for the raiseskeynote speaker, the Honor- Miami Gardens, which was incor-saw
also be available to principals, assistant students, faculty, staff, family andG. Gilbert, III, mayor of poratedin 2003. It has been the
principals, lirarians and guidance coun- friends pack the university's cha-Florida Memorial Univer-
selors. It' part oan verall $1 bilion "obliterate sity for 45 years since it relocat-Ser-
'aside in thproposed $74 billion budget. uation ceremony at the A. Chesterbox." Gilbert, mayor of the City ed from St. Augustine. A gradu-r
eer knd of Miami Gardens, wanted the stu- ate of Miami Norland Senior Highorange-
Speaker Will Weatherford in a statement. and-blue crowd wound it dents to remeber three names: School, Florida A&Mi University.
Legislators worked through the entire to Wilkithe D. Fergusonasium, withJr., the sun first African-Amiver sity of Miami Schooltant
weekend to finish up work on the budget. shinblack appoin ted judgeg brightly on the Class 'of. Law (with honors), and, l ater, Miami-so
including a three percent tuition hike Acting PDr Mary A. O'Banner, acting president, Freddie Hanks, philan- Judicial Circuit Court of Florida; an assisttorney with the law firm ofand

Scott should still be pleased with many of thopist and Mr. John Ruffin, Jr., vice chairman Board of Trustees. H.T. Smith, Miami-Dade County's Please turn to FMme were told to do... ,"Gilbert said.5C


From Cooper City, with love ...... _
'FTnd Me My Man' host Natalie Clarice wants
women to stop looking for love in all the wrong faces. DETROIT LIONS' TITUS YOUNG, ARRESTED TWICE IN HOURS
By Micaela Hood person at her Cooper City According to a report from Paula Pasche of the Oakland (Mich.) Press, Young was
office. "I first meet with my arrested twice in a 15-hour period recently. He was pulled over at 12:01 a.m. by the
Although she's a happily clients, get to know them and Moreno Valley police in Southern California for suspicion of drunk driving, and subse-
married woman, matchmaker then assess their dating chal- quently arrested for driving under the influence. He was booked at a local detention
Natalie Clarice understands lenges and help them identify center, was issued a citation, and was released from custody;
how hard it is to find love in any issues they're making in At 2:22 p.m. that very same day, police responded to a tow yard, where Young had
South Florida. the dating arena," she says. been seen jumping over the fence. He was trying to find his black Mustang, which
"It's challenging to date The perspective client is had been impounded upon his first arrest of the day. Young was taken to the same
[here], because Miami is a then sent on a date with a detention center and booked for trying to steal his own car.
party city," she says. "People faux partner who works for
want to come and hang out, Clarice. After the outing, she FLAVOR FLAV TO STAND TRIAL ON FELONY CHARGES
and they're not always seeking coaches the client and pre- A judge in Las Vegas says there's enough evidence that Flavor Flav threatened his
something special and mean- pares her for a "real date" longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife for the entertainer to stand
ingful." that is, a pairing with a single trial on two felony charges.
Clarice, who owns the guy. The clock-wearing 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star didn't testify during
matchmaking agency Heart Clarice says one of the big- an evidence hearing last Wednesday, but the teen did.
and Soul International, dishes gest mistakes women make The judge scheduled arraignment April 18 on felony charges of assault with a
out dating advice to single la- is settling for Wrong. "Women weapon and child endangerment.,
dies on the reality show "Find date men that are totally The entertainer whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. is expected to
Me My Man," which premiered incompatible," she argues. "If plead not guilty.
earlier this month on the Oxy- you date someone just to fill a He's accused of pushing his girlfriend to the floor Oct. 17 and wielding knives while
gen network. void in your life, you're going chasing and threatening the teen at their Las Vegas home.
On the show, Clarice says, to eventually regret it." -Drayton could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
"women often give out a false She says meeting Mr. Right
persona and don't know what may not be easy, but it's not LI' KIM COUNTERSUED BY EX-BUSINESS PARTNER FOR $15M
love stands for." So Clarice impossible. "An honorable Responding to a $1 million lawsuit filed by the rapper, Kim's ex-business partner
and her team of matchmak- man cares about your well-be- has filed a $15 million countersuit, claiming "abuse of control, gross mismanage-
ers teach them that "material ing. He's the total opposite of ment, corporate waste and other misconduct" involving their company, International
things are not more important an dishonorable one," Clarice Rock Star Corp.
than love." says. "A dishonorable man In his complaint, filed in New York Supreme Court, plaintiff Andrew Ro denies
It's 5 o'clock somewhere: doesn't care if he hurts you. Kim's allegations that he misappropriated her trademark and branding rights so that
Check out our list of the best He's not going to change. He'll he and others could cash in.
happy hours hurt you, and a week later, --Photo credit: Natalie Clarice He accuses her of engaging in behavior that prohibited him from making lucrative
She offers the same advice he'll come back and say he's Cooper City-based matchmaker Natalie Clarice hosts endorsement contracts for their company, claiming that she stopped returning calls
on TV that she dispenses in sorry. But he's not." "Find Me My Man" 9 p.m. Tuesdays on Oxygen. a'nd showing up for meetings while he tried to close deals for a private vodka label,
an energy drink, a social media venture and a fragrance line.
Reunion, June 27 30, 2013. 0 The City of Miami Ro also alleges that Kim transferred company assets to herself or other parties
Contact Louise at 305-212- Gardens presents a Farmer's without regard for IRS' best interests.
S3911. Market held, every Sunday, He claims that her actions have cost the company at least $15 million.
Booker High School in Philip Neri Church, 15700 NW DJ MISTER CEE ARRESTED, MALE PROSTITUTE
S Heritage 'Cultural Sarasota Classes of 1935- 20th Ave. Call 786-529-5323. One of hip-hop's most popular DJs and radio personalities, Mister Cee, was ar-
Month 2 .13 will encompass l Center for Family and 70 are planning a reunion rested recently for allegedly solicitinga male prostitute. It was his third arrest on
events such as: The Opening Child Enrichment Inc. is slated for June 27th 30th. FSVU Softball Alumni. prostitution charges in three years.
Reception, Taste of Hati at hosting its 4th Annual 5K Run/ Contact Sonja at 786-422- The Fort Valley State According to the New York. Daily News, Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun,
MOCA and the Haitian History Walkathon May 18th, at the 3456. alumni and former' was in Brooklyn just before midnight Thursday when he allegedly approached a
Bee'&Young Artist Challenge, Betty~ T. Ferguson Recreation residents softball team young man he believed to a male prostitute. The man was an undercover police of-
for s ific time, dates and Coplex, 3000 NW 199 St. Pillars of Strength are in need of help. Contact ficer, and arrested LeBrun.
other details please contact Call (305) 624-7450, ext. Masonic Lodge #2 will have Ashley 786-356-9069 "I'm not gay," Mister Cee said last Monday morning as he took to the airwaves on
Commissioner Monestime's 1724. its 3rd Annual Charity Deep NewYork's Hot 97, where he is employed, to address the arrest and to "clear the air"
office or go to www. Sea Fishing Event June 28th, 0 Miami Jackson High regarding his sexual orientation. Cee also announced he has placed himself under a : The Florida State at 7:30 p.m., at the Miami School Class of 1971 meets self-imposed suspensionfrom on-air activities untilfurther notice. '
Foster Adoptive Parent Beach Marina. Contact Glen the first Saturday, of each Mister Cee pleaded guilty in June 2012 to loitering after being caught receiving
I The Dade County Association, Inc. would like at 786-326-8568. month, at 3 p.m.,,at 4949 NW oral sex from a maleprostitute named Lawrence Campbell,.
Alumnae Chapter of Delta for you to join them for their 7th Ave. Contact Gail 305-
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Duffels for Kids Walk, May The Norwood- 455-1059'
is hosting a ed Reading Night 18th, at 9 a.m., at Jungle Cromartie Family is Sanya R ich ards R oss to
Out` V 1501, 'at the North Islandri notifying all family- members Miami Northwestern
d -South'-Dade Regiona f..their reunion, Juy,26-28, Class of' 1979, ,make a tar in lity V how
Libra Contact Vandetta at 5000 Role Models off in Valdosta, Georgia. Contact connection. Call.' 86-399- al y
786-229-7885. Excellence Project will have S. Broning 678-896-0059 47>26. The latest couple to a St. Thomas Aquinas
their Scholarship Ceremony join the reality TV show graduate, as she runs a
SBooker T Washington May 24th, at 6 p.m., at New 0 Miami NorthWestern Miam.ii Northwestern join thcraze reality TV show graduatess, as she runggles appear-
*Missionary lir gcraze is Olympic track business, juggles appear-
AlumniAssociation Inc. will ope Missionary Baptist Class of 19 will meet Hgh School Class of 70 will star Sanya Richards- ances and balances life
meet May 16th, at 6 p.m., at Church. Call 305-995-2451 every third Friday, at 6:30 meet for breakfast on May Ross and her NFL hus- with husband, Aaron,
the BTW High School cafeteria. ext. 2. p.m., at the African Heritage 18th, at 9 a.m., at Jackson band Aaron Ross. who plays for the NFLs
Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 'Restaurant in Overtown. "Glam & Gold" will. 'Jacksonville Jaguars.
0 Christian Homes for : New Stanton Sr. High 22nd Ave. Contact Wendell at premiere July 25 on Filming is under wa in
Children, invites you to Class of 1968 will host their 305-331-0370. Booker T. Washington WE television network.JaFilming is under way in
,htheir cthl Anual Charity G 4. class reunion, May 24- Class of 1967 meetstelevision network. Jacksonville and Austin,
"their 8th Annual Charity Golf 45h asreno My 2 aCs0o1...esvr Each hourepisode will RICHARDS- Texas, where the couple
Tournament, May 18th, at ,7 26th. Contact Audrey at 305- Miami Jackson High third Saturday of the monthcouple
a.m., at 6801 NW 186th St. 474-0030. School Class of 1971 will at 7 p.m., at the African follow Richards-Ross, ROSS has a home.
Call 305-825-0517. ...'meet every first Saturday, at Heritage Cultural Art:s Center,
S Booker T Washington 4 p.m., at 1540 NW 111th'St. 6161 NW 22nd Ave, CallA305-
Commissioner Jean Class of 65 Inc will met Contact Gail 305-343-0839. 3 -7128. 'D ark Girls headin to OW N
Monestime is set to have May 25th, at 4:30 p.., at the
the Second Annual Haitian Africat Heritage Cultural Arts U S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed 0 Urban Greenworks By Tambay A. Obenson fairer-skinned Black woman's
Heritage Month History i Bee Center. Contact Lebbie at 305- the homeless in the City hosts a Farmers' Market point of view (Dark Girls was
May 18th, at 10 a.m., at the 213-0188. of Overtown every first every Saturday until April 8th, Based on a tweet posted from the darker-skinned Black
Little Haiti Cultural Center. ill Miami Northwestern Saturday, at 2pm, at 14-15 from noon to 3 p.m. at Arcola recently by One Village En- woman's POV); and the other
yContact 'Mr. Paul at 305-756- Class of 1973 will be St. arid 1st Ave. Call 678-462- Lakes Library, 8240 NW 7th tertainment, it looks like Bill would be titled What Is A Man,
.8050. icelebrating their 40th Class 9794. .Avenue. Duke's d6cumentary, Dark which will explore what mas-
Girls (which we've been follow- culinity and manhood is, from
Excited new U gra uaes look to the future ingsince mid-2011) is head-. the beginning of humanity to
Excite d newFMU graduates look to the future ing to Oprah Winfrey's OWN the present.
network (the other Black TV He's been filming What Is

continued from 4C work anre did well and wanted It's been traveling the film of New York Film Academy stu-
Sgto give back." As he shared his festival circuit since its TIFF dents in Los Angeles, this
Greenspoon Marder. words of wisdom and inspira- debut in the fall of 2011, and, year, adding that the film will
One of the highlights of the ption, the audience was silent at one time, seemed like it explore what it means to be
commencement ceremony was while staring at Hanks in ad- would get a theatrical release, a man, physically, biologi-
a special university presen- a 5 miration. He concluded b~ but that never happened, cally and sociologically. As of
tation to 92-year-old Freddie warning students to remember So if you didn't see it while our last report in February,
Hanks, of Hallandale. bto take advantage of every op- it toured the festival circuit, students had already begun
Hanks was not there as a portunity to do well because you'll get your chance to do so shooting interviews with men
graduate or speaker. Yet, the the alternative is unacceptable. next month when it appears. all over the world, from coun-
man who had only finished "We are so blessed to have It was a year ago when Bull tries in Europe, to Asia, and
ninth grade brought the audi- Mr. Hanks with us today," said Duke announced that he was America, with more to come,
ence to its feet in a standing O'Banner. "He is a true exam- developing two feature docu- including interviews with co-
ovation. Hanks, who had never 'a ple of philanthropy and how mentary follow-ups to Dark medians, religious figures and
set foot on the Florida Memo- important giving back is in ed- Girls, after a screening of that celebrities.
rial University campus until at' b J ucating young people. His life film at the Pan African Film No word yet on when we can
few weeks ago, had stopped by, story reminds us of the Sanko- Festival in 2012. expect What Is A Man, but I'd
unannounced, to leave a plain fa Bird, from a Ghanian prov- Sharing with the audience assume in the next 12 months.
envelope with a $50,000 ca- m erb that means ""go back and during a Q&A after the screen- And also no word on what was
shier's check in it for scholar- get it." Mr. Hanks has inspired ing, Duke said that the two fol- to be part 2 of this trilogy, Yel-
ships. rDr. Mary A. 0'Banner, acting president, Mayor Oliver us all to do more -whatever our low-up films would include: Yel- low Brick Road.
Hankstold the graduates that Gilbert, City of Miami Gardens and Mr. John Ruffin, Jr., endeavor. It truly was a great low Brick Road, which will look But 'Dark Girls' is coming to
he "had no chance to be where vice chairman Board of Trustees. day." at the colorism issue from the OWN in June.

Online classes combat the ever increasing costs of university tuitions

ONLINE es, open to both San Jose State a coutrse. Agarwal, an M.I.T. professor who wal, the president of edX, agreed similar, we will not have the tra-
continued from 4C students and local high school San Jose State has already taught a free online version of the enthusiastically, and without any ditional version next year," said
and community college students, achieved remarkable results circuits class, to ask whether San formal agreement or exchange of Khosrow Ghadiri, who teaches
Udacity, a company co-founded began in January, so it is too with online materials from edX, Jose State could become a living money, he arranged for San Jose the blended class. "It would be
by a Stanford professor, to see early to draw any conclusions, a nonprofit online provider, in its lab for his course, the first offer- State to offer the blended class educational malpractice."
whether round-the-clock online But early signs are promising, circuits course, a longstanding ing from edX, an online collabo- last fall. It is hard to say, though, how
mentors, hired and trained by so this summer, Udacity and hurdle for would-be engineers, ration of Harvard and the Massa- The results were striking: 91 much the improved results come
the company, can help more stu- San Jose State are expanding Usually, two of every five stu- chusetts Institute of Technology. percent of those in the blended from the edX online materials,
dents make their way through those classes to 1,000 students, dents earn a'grade below C and Dr. Junn hoped that blending section passed, compared with 59 and how much from the shift to
three fully online basic math and adding new courses in psy- must retake the course or change M.I.T.'s online materials with live percent in the traditional class, classroom sessions focusing
courses, chology and computer program- career plans. So last spring, Ellen classroom sessions might help "We're engineers, and we check on small group projects, rather
The tiny for-credit pilot cours- ming, with tuition of only $150 Junn, the provost, visited Anant more students succeed. Dr. Agar- our results, but if this semester is than lectures.

The Miami Times

SBusiness nance


Slow economy spurs

dirt cheap home loans

Sr15- ear ixed country," said Jed Kolko,
-yearixeMORTGAGE RATES chief economist for real estate
rate hits low STILL DROPPING web site "And, if
Mortgag roates cntine to v a refinancing activity shrinks,
By Tim Mullaney Mogages rates co e to many banks will shift to
touch new lows, helping home making more loans for home
H O M With the economic recovery buyers and owners who refinance purchases."
wobbling, mortgage rates are their mortgages The ultralow rates on
FR dropping again -with im- How much they have fallen 15-year loans can make it
plications for family budgets worthwhile for many people to
Sacross America. Average U.S. rates in the first goshort when they refinance
Rates are falling for all week of May in: homes, said
Stypes of mortgages, and the 2010 analyst Polyana da Costa.
has hit an all-time low of 2.56 4.36% ing 2.56 percent interest,
percent, according to Freddie 21 the monthly payment would
Mac. be $1,339.23, da Costa said.
Meanwhile, 30-year fixed- That's about the same as on a
Home prices at an all-time low and interest rates as consistently low as they've ever rate loans, at 3.35 percent, .87% 30-year loan charging seven
been. are within 0.04 percentage 2012 percent, though well above
points of their all-time low i i 3.84% the $881.43 a month required
About a quarter of refinanc- 3.35 percent, she said.
Becoming an investaon '2 ayr aferage wo
Becom ing an investor, ing applications in March "if you look at the lifetime
Swere for 15-year fixed-rate3 of the loan, you save about
e loans, according to the Mort- 2.56% $75,000," da Costa said.
Sgage Bankers Association. A shorter-term mortgage
r cop e a e"Even iluif rates went u to 30-year fixed rate "also provides more protection
full points,-buying would against a downturn in home
: i remain cheaper than rent- 15-year fixed rate prices, since a 5-year loan
Free resources provided by the needs to be aware of the type ing nearly everywhere in the Source: Freddie Mac, Haver Analytics Please turn to LOANS 8D
of property they desire, the lo- :
County and banks to aid in buying cation that interests them, and..........................................................
what they can afford to spend
By Tanya Jackson been, the combination is right on the property. There are Economy leaves wages behind
for a buy whether you have the other considerations such as
The weakened economy has cash or need financing. For the the cost of repair and mainte-
presented many challenges traditional borrower, the price ance, liens and encumbranc- Worker pay isflat even as stocks and inflation, an average worker
to the average individual in is right. According to Zollow. es. When those considerations : who was paid. $49,650 at the
the form of layoffs, pay cuts, com, an interest rate on a 30- are made, you are ready to put corporate profits set new records end of 2009 is making about
insecurity about the future year fixed loan is 3.36 percent your savvy to the test. $545 less now and that's
and so on. This is a reality and 2.58 percent for a 15-year By Paul Davidson same tepid two percent an- before taxes and deductions.
for companies as well. Will we fixed mortgage. WANT TO BUY, ASK and John Waggoner nual pace since the recovery Stagnant wages aren't
sink or will we rise? Invest- Although there are many AN EXPERT began in mid-2009. only tough on workers the
ing in distressed properties legal permutations that a A manager of the foreclosure Stock markets and cot- But taking inflation into American economy is pay-
or homes in foreclosure are bank (the plaintiff) and the section of Miarni-Dade County porate profits are breaking ing a price, too. Living stan-
possible answers to actually homeowqer (the defendant) [who asked that we withhold records. The economy sud- "Hi unemploy- dards aren't rising. Consumer
grow wealth in hard economic utidergo, the bottom line is her name], where propertiesafter ment hurts workers' spending, which is 70 per-
times. In fact, fr the bargain that the investor is waiting are sold through a streamlined the government's surprising bargaining power. cent of the economy, is more
shopper in us, it's no different for the day of battle on "The automated process, provided report Friday that employers Erployers know restrained. And the recovery
than the process of heading courthouse steps." The pro- tips on the simplified man- added 635,000 jobs the past ployersknow advances at a slower pace.
to the clearance racks, look- verbial courthouse steps is ner of purchase. "The process three months; they can go get "Ultimately, for the economy
ing for our size and style, and actually Miami-Dade County's. is fully automated" she said But instead of celebrating, someone else." to thrive we need everyone
feeling the rush of a great deal. foreclosyre unit, located at 111 directing the average inquir- many working Americans Economist Heidi Shierholtz participating," says Mark
With home prices at an all- West Flagler Street on the 12th ing mind to http://www. are orrowing a line from the Zandi, chief economist of
time low and interest rates as floor in downtown Miami. The 1996 movie Jerry Maguire: account, they're virtually flat. Moody's Analytics.
consistently low as they've ever person who is ready to invest Please turn to INVESTOR SD "Show me the money." Workers who rely on pay- The profits of Standard &
S Hourly wages ticked up four checks for their income have Poor's 500 companies hit a
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lowering economic recovery L i

About ,ooo layoffs announced in April Study prompts major policy reform
By Charlene Crowell But when wealth "ftough times, tuition
By Paul Davidson Gray & Christmas said recent- NNPA Columnist was considered, the to get a better educa-
SHRINKING DEFENSE ly. That's double the number amount of available tion and a better job,
Defense spending cuts are Change in national defense spend- of such layoffs announced in According to a new research :assets remaining af- savings to retire on
starting to take a toll on the ing from preceding quarter, season- March. .report, America's racial wealth ter all indebtedness and a springboard
economy, further slowing a ally adjusted annual rate The announced layoffs are gaps will persist until pub- was deducted, white into the middle class.
sluggish jobs recovery. just a portion of total defense lic policy reforms provide ev- families' wealth grew In short, wealth
The effects were modest in job cuts of up to 10,000 in ery family the opportunity to six times that of ei- translates into op-
April but will intensify in com- April, says economist Mark build wealth. ther that for either portunity."
ing months. Zandi of Moody's Analytics. Less than Equal: Racial Black or Latino fami- The report also
Many defense contractors Overall, economists estimate. Disparities in Wealth Accu- lies. found that although
"are telling us that this re- the government last Friday will mulation, from the Urban "When it comes to Cr li the Great Recession
cently began to rock the supply report 148,000 job gains last Institute's Opportunity and economic gaps between whites of (2007-2009) hit communi-
chain," says Marion Blakey, month. Ownership project, analyzed and communities of color in ties of color particularly hard,
CEO of the Aerospace Indus- -0.2% With the U.S. economy show- data and trends from 1983- the U.S., income inequal- the type of financial losses
tries Association (AIA). % ing signs of weakening, in part 2010. Over these years, the ity tells part of the story. But varied. With Black unemploy-
Across-the-board spend- because of Europe's recession, average household income of let's not forget about wealth. ment double that of the rest of
ing cuts in the federal budget -7.1% the European Central Bank whites remained double that of Wealth isn't just money in the the nation, Black retirement
took effect March 1 as part of 1" 5 last Thursday cut a key inter- either Black or Latino families., bank;. its insurance against Please turn to POLICY 8D
a deficit-reduction package: 'est rate to 0.5 percent to spur
About half the $44 billion in eurozone growth.
cuts expected to occur by Sept. Besides layoffs, hundreds
30 will come out of defense of defense contractors are not
spending. 221% filling open positions and put- LNAi
Defense and aerospace ting off new hiring, says Loren
contractors announced about 01 Q2 03 Q4 01 Thompson, a defense analyst
2,000 layoffs in April as a 2012 with the Lexington Institute. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Car/Truck Accidents
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Dots? The game featured puz- with a clean design and sur- the same color as you can in three powerups. Time Stops can view their personal high use, as players glide their fin-
zles where players would draw prisingly addictive gameplay. 60 seconds. When dots are halt the clockfor five seconds, scores, all-time scores from all ger between dots to rack up
lines between numbered dots Each game features a series linked, they disappear off the Shrinkers remove a dot from players, or leaderboards based connections. As players get
Sin a certain order to create an of 36 dots, arranged in a 6 x 6 grdnd new ones drop in their the board, and Expandersen- on their Facebook friends or better, it's easy to get lost try-
image. 'square grid on a white back- p When players create the larges a dot and renmoves ots, Twitter followers. ing to top your best scores. It's
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By Sterling Wong in the fourth quarter, while PC of PCs by late 2013," Singh told well, but they do not earn profits As someone who receives more e-mail
shipments will slide to around 70 CNET. for their firms. than I can count, I've
By now, it's a fait accompli that million to 75 million. Because the biggest area of According to research firm had to cook up spe- -
tablet sales will surpass those of "These shipment estimates could growth in the tablet market right IDC, tablets running Android will cial strategies for
the PC. The only question that be affected by the pace of low cost now is in emerging markets, where increase their market share to 46 dealin with
remains is: When? tablet penetration in emerging lower-end gadgets sell the best, percent in 2013, compared with 42 -it. Experts w -
That day is not too far away, if a markets and any changes to the Singh's forecast is good news to percent last year. Apple's share, say up to a
head analyst at technology incu- Windows 8 operating system," the the likes of Google, Samsung, and meanwhile, is projected to take a quarter of ta
bator BitChemy Ventures is to be analyst said. "However, given the Amazon, who have managed to hit and fall to 46 percent from 51 a person's
believed. According to Singh's pro- scale of the figures, I can say with grow their market share relative to percent in 2012. work week
jections, global tablet shipments confidence that quarterly tablet market leader Apple. Google and Of course, Apple is selling plenty is spent
will increase to nearly 80 million shipments should overtake those Amazon's sub-$200 tablets sell Please turn to TABLETS 10D dealing with
e-mail. A l
To lighten

Microsoft launching a Windows 8 update eeea.
tricks I use every day.
The Associated Press software. Google is also benefiting Use these and you'll shave serious time
from Android's popularity through off of your inbox management.
SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft increased traffic to its services, a
is retooling the latest version of creating more opportunities for the 1. SEND LESS (AND BETTER) E-MAIL
its Windows operating system to company to display ads.E-mail follows one law you've probably
address complaints and confusion By contrast, leading PC makers heard before: You get what you give. If
that have been blamed for deepen- such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and you're sending out dozens of messages,
ing a slump in personal cdinmpter: Dell Inc., which primarily sell Win- you're going to receive that many back
sales. dows-powered machines, have been and more. If the e-mail you send isn't
The tune up announced recently mired in a financial funk that has clear, you'll end up sending more mes-
won't be released to consumers and battered their stocks and raised sages to clarify. It all adds up.
businesses until later this year. questions about their futures. Instead, look for other ways to com-
The changes, part of a software Despite the troubling signs, municate. If a quick text, call or IM
package given the codename "Blue," Microsoft insists it's pleased with can get your message across faster, use
are a tacit acknowledgment of the Windows 8's performance. that instead. If you're dealing with a
shortcomings in Windows 8, a radi- The company, which is based in co-worker, taking a trip to their office
cal overhaul of Microsoft Corp.'s Redmond, Wash., says more than might be easier and more productive.
ubiquitous operating system. 100 million Windows 8 licenses With the e-mail you can't avoid send-
With the makeover it released have been sold so far, up from ing out, make it clear and concise
last October, Microsoft hoped to -Photo: Richard Drew about 6 million licenses in Janu- Anticipate questions and answer them
play a more prominent role in the Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his presentation at the launch ary. The licensing volume "is in the before they're asked. Try to keep it as
growing mobile device market while of Microsoft Windows 8, in Ne York last Otober. same general ballpark," as Micro- short as possible, aswell. If a list or
still maintaining its dominance sot's previous operating system short senence wil do, don't stretch
in PCs. But Windows 8's design, Windows 8 contributed to a 14 per- and tablet computers are booming. Windows 7 at a similar juncture things out into paragraphs.
which emphasizes interactive tiles cent decline in worldwide PC sales The biggest beneficiaries have been of its sales cycle, according to Tami If you're frequently sending the same
and touch controls, seems to have during the first three months of the Apple Inc., the maker of the iPhone Reller, who serves as the marketing message to multiple people, save time
befuddled as many people as it has year the biggest year-over-year and iPad, and Samsung Electronics and financial chief for Microsoft's with a template you can copy and paste.
impressed. One leading research drop ever. Co., which sells the most devices Windows business. These can be customized as you go so
firm, International Data Corp., says Meanwhile, sales of smartphones running on Google Inc.'s Android Please turn to MICROSOFT 10D they don't look as much like form let-
HiasNearly every e-mail program or service
Sa c lets you set up some form of automated
How Wikipedia page views :*' 1= ',
message filtering. This can be as simple
c: aas setting up folders to separate impor-
.... tant mail from the clutter..Advanced
n h k systems can color code and label e-mail
can help make money fo you based on sender and other rules.
n Wikipedia ieStart by routing messages from impor-
tant contacts to a folder labeled "Urgent"
By Jordan Novet Wikipedia entries on pubc con or something similar. Create a "Read
panies that are part of the Dow later" folder for routine or subscription
Plenty of companies have been looking at software Jones Industrial Average, such as messages. You can create as many sub-
for analyzing private large data sets and combin- Cisco, Intel, and Pfizer, as well as folders and folders as you need, so set
ing it with external streams such as tweets to make wikis on economic topics such as up a system that works best for you.
predictions that could boost revenue or cut expenses. capitalism and debt. Changes in Act on the e-mail you receive, and
Walmart, for instance, has come up with a way for the average number of page views then either archive or delete the messag-
company buyers to cross sales data with tweets on and edits per week informed deci- es. The quicker it is out of yourinbox,
products and categories on Twitter and thereby deter- sions on whether to buy or sell the better. Remember, your inbox is a
mine which products to stock. Here's another possible the DJIA. In other words, a major delivery system, not a storage systeml
data source to consider checking: Wikipedia. increase in page views could have If you want even more advanced filter-
No, this doesn't mean a company that wants to prompted a sale, followed by a buy ing options, use programs like Outlook
predict the future should take a guess based on what to close out the deal, or vice-versa or the free Thunderbird. These are a
a person or company's Wikipedia page says. However, (decreases in page views, say, would must for anyone with multiple e-mail
researchers have found value in page views on certain cause a buy, followed by a sale). accounts. They add all sorts of manage-
English-language Wikipedia pages. The results were The researchers compared this invest- ment features that most webmail can't
published recently in the online journal Scientific ment strategy with a random investing touch.
Reports. strategy. What they found is that returns Please turn to E-MAIL 10D
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POLICY percent for Black and white Yet despite these findings, For the Urban Institute, Company to addfus-time benefit plans and senior products
dataas on foodconsumption and ton mental Nutrition Assstancesiii heth

continued from 6 families To better under- it is equally true that many the answer to these growing osiins Mirm r all seal du he
member family: a thrifty food $139; moderate-cost plan, means buying the lowest-cost

stand this lost wealth, it is families color still desire and disturbing disparities banan
as sets fe lev ant to note tha in 2010 to own a home and their recost as, apples, carrots, poattionsoeswill directl handle inquiries

during these years. This only half of Black and Latino own piece of America. Their "Families of color were dis- and provide guidance to develop
data suggests thatlower- families owned their homes, dreams may be deferred, proportionately a re ffected by Miami Times staff report compreensive benefit solutions for
income Black families with while 75 percent of whites but still remains strong. As o spend the recession.However, the new and existing Huan mem-

drew money from retirement were homeowners. the nation's economy con- fact that they were not on Humana Inc. recently announced bers nationwide.
savings following a job loss With more ssets and di- tinues to strugg towards good wealth-building paths plans add jobs itsfulltime Thee positions in Miramar are

Latinos, the average retire- white wealth declined 11 gage lending, higher FHA calls into question whether a dThe 0 newjobs wil support and client service specialist jobs
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cession years took half of these same years and La- well for more families of col- ties get aheaid in the modern telesales positions will provide na- nio; and Tampa. Humana isadding
Latino family home equity, tino familes dropped th or reaching the American economy, according to the tional phone salesand enrollment these jobs order to meet the
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Corporate profits rise, wages at strand still Defense cuts c reate more layoffs

GAINS services ended, about 4.2 percent of
ECONOMY years of the recovery, aver- cess in controlling labor ex- And the jobless rate has fallen conine from 6D Other re receiv- its wrfce. a
conitnued from 6D age net worth rose for te top penses, by getting workers to from a peak of 10 percent in fer re

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encouraging jobs report ent ter says. Productiovity, or output per BOOST PAY uller, tan economist Level-3 Commu- inidg a few dozen jobs.
the stock market even higher Meanhile, Corporate labor hour, has risen an aver- Yet tod ay's 7.5 percent un- t George Mason Uni- nicaltion Systems, Some small firms

Friday. otThe Dw Jones indus- America isn't sharing its re- age 1.5 pertcet a year since employment rate is still high versity, who has done which makes tech- could shut down while
.trial average crossed 15,000 cord earnings weclined 11 gag overy began. Compa- Nearly 12 million Americans studies for the AIA. nology for unmanned others switch to new
for te firsst tim e and closed at ees. t niet ees ard coing mre out of are unemployed, and millions S mall to midsize dron s and satellites, sectors, lea ing sup-

a record 14,973.96 the Greatup 142.38 "Don't hold your breath," each worker even as inflation- more want to work but are so firms are seeing con- said last month it has ply shortages wen
points for hemployersto becomea more adjusted wages have stagnat- discouraged they've stopped tracts for information laid off 190 staffers budgets are replen-

The roaring market is mak- generous, says John Lonski, ed. .,9leking. iWith an abundant technology and other in Salt Lake City, or ,ished, Blakey says.
aing te richeot Ame ricns chief economist for Moode's Anher reaeson for steg- supply of potential wor te tia e sales an enrollment ers,tese obs in orer to eet

richer and iving them more 25 gInvestors Service. One rea- nant wages is tDream. e law of sup- employers have little reason sistance for Humana's Medicare Please turn to HUMANA
moneyto spend. Butin2010, so, he ays, is that revenue ply and demad. Sure, thejob to shell out big raises. t at re a ff

only 31 percent of U.S. house-h growth has been meager, p0 market has p0icked up: Em- "High unemployment hurtsi
hoids had stock holdings of betweenl0.5 perce nt and in ployers added 165,000 jobs workers' bargaining power,"

$10,000 oir more, according to the last year. last month and an average EPI economist Heidi Shierhol LOANS by the end of 2015, he encouraged by the Fed-
the Economic Policy Institute In fact, higher profits owe 196,00 amonth this year, says. Employers know they o ntinued from 6D said. That would keep era Reserves policy of

(EPI). During the first two partially to employers' su- up from i83,000 in 2012. can go get someone else." a homeworth more stimulating hdouze sing
Ss a e h builds equity more than its mortgage bal- n ssales by actively buy-
day.- The Dw ones i s- America isn't saring its re- age 1 percenti a year since employment rae is st equicklty," said Keitas ance even if prices ing mortgage bonds,
trial average crossed 15,000 cord earnings with employ- the. recovery began. Compa- Nearly 12 million Americans studies for the AtA. nology for unmanned others switch to new

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a record 14,973.96, up 142.38 "Don't hold your breath," each worker vendent of mortgage ing con- as long as th bityer cost of credit.
points. for employers to become more adjusted wages have stagnat- discouraged they've stopped tformation service HSH put 10 percent down, "It's hard to believe,
INVESTOR n artding instructions are to users which make it in complete and fter menting on its RE Associates. he sald. but Ii o i wouldnt be sur-a
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ch and gvng the re c estof thervce. Oe rearch within the knocks that learning business lieeg ever since the fi- little lower," da Cota

and urges them to mouse.i lobby of the foreclo- any new thing brings, ever, the big ra eighbor- to just over $170000 nancial crisisin 2008, said.
begin with research. When asked Tor in- b sure division. A basic not only a new real hood Chase loyated at
oIt's hard to predict.a formation specific to query of the County's estate, investor, but a 5800 NW 7th Avenue,
price to bid and im- the homes within the online foreclosure sys- more stabilized bsi- eooit eidi hiehol the ed o he eou

possible to know what, Liberty.City area, she tern in a search rang- ness sector should cess their foreclosed ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
the banks are willing state herethat there were ing from April 4, 2013 emerge. Iis yano secret inventory. Banker 6D si t wo

to accept or reject, but ways to query the sys- to May 7, 2013, prop- that banks play the Sebastian Murray Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office located
thesystem offers lots of te to earch by zip erty sold for as little as lead role in the real stated that, btain- at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following:

information on trends code, to see if the bank $1,000. estate transaction and ing Chase foreclosed
that have ocurred," bought the property maintain scores ofun- inventory requires a IFB NO. 365320 ADMINISTERIN PRE-EMPLOYMENT
she said. Register- back, hasthird par- THE OPPORTUNITY wanted properties on realtorbut iseasilyac- POLYGRAPH EXAMS ing s,

ing to become a bid- ty won the bid, what TO STABILIZE THE its books. One United, cessed by logging on to
der is simple and free the properties have HOUSING MARKET Miami's Black owned" CLOSING DATETIME: 1:00 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013don
. the information sold for, etc. "There When this process bank declined co- '"s h Happy lHuntingi
INVESTOR ding instructions are to users which make it in complete and after menting on its REO Associates. he said. but I wouldn't be sur-

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Is easy money a risky mirage?

Some worry market's 136 percent rise the QE f l k r s and economic recovery sput-
past four years and its fast- QE fuels stock rallies ters.
Fed is setting us and-furious 12 percent gain All three rounds of the'Fed- The Fed's fresh language nE D
so far in 2013. eral Reserve's quantitative and signs of another eco-
up for a fall The Fed's policy playbook easing, or QE, have goosed nomic soft patch have A
has driven interest rates and markets. shifted the debate from when
By Adam Shell borrowing costs to record ket will the Fed take its foot off wE .
up for a fall has dre i e rts: ReturnA s
lows, which has spurred date moslater the stimulus pedal to maybe I .
NEW YORK Will the risk-taking, allowed con- they will do more if needed.
stock market sugar high ever sumers to get their finances QE1 3/18/09 +37% The Fed's strategy coincides
wear off? back on track and enabled QE2 8/27/10 +25% with similar easy-money
Ever since the bull market Corporate America to keep policies from central bankers
was born in March 2009, churning out profits. Super- QE3 9/13/12 +11% in Europe and Japan.
most of the credit for the low interest rates on cash 1-THROUGHTHURSDAYSOURCECAPITAL ECONOMIC The stock market is likely l
stock market's spectacu- and bonds have also made to continue to push higher ,
lar but surprising rise has the stock market, which now prop up the stock market? or at least find a floor under
gone to the Federal Reserve, sports a fatter dividend yield Likely for a good time longer, it, Hornbarger says, as long
whose easy-money policies than the 10-year U.S. Trea- The Fed said Wednesday as the Fed keeps rates at 0
have been equated to per- sury note, a far more attrac- it would continue on its percent, the economy keeps
formance-enhancing drugs tive investment alternative current path of buying $85 growing and companies Demonstrators call for "Citizens United" to be overturned at a
that Wall Street has become relative to fixed income, billion in Treasuries and continue to eke out earnings rally before the Supreme Court In February 2012.
addicted to. "To get any kind of return mortgage-backed bonds each growth.
The Fed's zero-percent- and build wealth you have, month until the unemploy- Perversely, due to the Fed's M ake ce disclose
interest-rate policy, dubbed to take risk, and the risky ment situation improves "all-in" mentality, stocks M a e comanies scl
"ZIRP," and its unprecedent- investment people know best substantially. For the first could also get a boost if
ed bond-buying program, is stocks," says Bill Horn- time the Fed also said it economic data turn down, t oli1ical s end
known as quantitative eas- barger, chief investment could increase the pace of adds Nicholas Sargen, an their ptic l sd
ing, or QE, is often cited as strategist at Moneta Group. bond purchases if inflation investment strategist at Fort
the major engine behind the But how long can the Fed remains tame and the job Washington Advisors. Three years ago, when the Si- Some $315 million of this "dark
preme Court opened the door to money" flowed into the 2012 elec-
unlimited political donations by tions, according to the U.S. Pub-
M obile's wh e it at f r l C O corporations, Justice Anthony lic Interest Research Group. And
Mobile's where it's at for new Intel CEO Kennedy made the case for trans- there is no way of knowing how
parency as the best way to keep much might have come fiom pub-
But PCs aren't seen as goners he said. and tablets, as un- politics clean. licly traded corporations.
The 31-year Intel derscored by a recent Thanks to the power of the In- Now a group of shareholder ad-
By Jon Swartz But he isn't ready veteran will assume Gartner study show- ternet, Kennedy wrote in the vocates, government reformers
to write off the desk- the CEO role at the ing the steepest drop landmark Citizens United deci- and money managers is petition-
SAN FRANCISCO top PC, which helped company's annual yet in PC sales world- sion, "shareholders can determine ing the Securities and Exchange
Incoming Intel build Intel into a mul- stockholders' meeting wide. whether their corporation's politi- Commission for a rule requiring
CEO Brian Krzanich tibillion-dollar tech le- on May 16. He replac- Putting an "ops guy" cal speech advances the corpora- disclosure of political .spending.
insists the PC is not viathan worldwide. es Paul Otellini, a 40-, in charge reinforces tion's interest in making prof- Among the benefits of such a rule:
dead, but that isn't "I don't think PCs year Intel-veteran and Intel's intent to be its, and citizens can see'whether' It could reduce some of the anon-
stopping him from are going anywhere its-CEO since 2005. more competitive and elected officials are 'in the pocket' ymous money that has poured into
pursuing the mobile in five years," he said. The move culmi- decrease its overhead, of so-called moneyed interests." attack ads since Citizens United
biz. "We have had great nates a six-month which it has been do- Alas, the world he described struck down a century's worth of
In a phone inter- success in the server transition period ing over the past few does not exist. Citizens and share- state and federal laws limiting po-
view with USA TODAY and PC businesses, since November, when years, says tech ana- holders can't make these determi- litical spending.
shortly after he was which have great cash Otellini announced lyst Jack Gold. nations because they lack the ba- It would allow investors to make
named CEO today, flow."' his retirement. Intel "Hopefully, an oper- sic information to do so. more informed decisions on where
Krzanich says Intel Krzanich, Intel's shares were flat, at ations focus at the top As the law stands, companies to put their money. Many already
fully intends to take chief operating of- BRIAN KRZANICH $24.11, last Thursday. will limit the amount can't donate directly to candi- limit their stock purchases to com-
advantage of its chip- ficer since January, Intel CEO Intel faces plenty of infighting in the dates. And certain types of po- panies that they consider to be
making prowess and acknowledges growth of challenges as the various business litical expenditures require dis- socially responsible, or otherwise
manufacturing facili- is clearly in the mo- not to throw away computing landscape units that caused In- closure, either by the donor or aligned with' their interests. While
ties to make a splash bile sector and "if you PCs, but to continue shifts from the tra- tel in the past to move the recipient. But companies can these investors can stay away from
in markets for smart- miss a spot" you miss to seive that,market ditional PC to mobile less aggressively in secretly give unlimited amounts companies that sell' cigarettes or
phones, tablets and big revenue opportu- and mobile devices as devices. Millions of certain areas like mo- to independent political advocacy pollute the environment, investors
wearable computing nities, he said. they morph (in differ- consumers are gob- bile than it should groups designed to get around the have no way of passing judgment
devices? ''. "Our strategy .is ent shapes and uses)," bling up smartkhones have," Gold says. disclosure laws. on corporate political giving.

South Florida envisioned as

'tech hub' to Latin America

By Marcia Heroux derdale Alliance. region that would im- pointing to the more
Pounds Find the technology prove online access to than 1,400 multi- Dear John- Mortgage Company,
players in the region technological innova- national companies
Diane Sanchez has detailed on a website, tions for business ahd already in South I'm writing you this letter to tell you
a vision of a unified government entities. Florida.
technology commu- Broward, they include The initiative, which Also at the meet- that I'm leaving you forever.
nity in South Florida Citrix Systems, Black- could take three to ing, the Alliance said
becoming the "tech- berry, Motorola Mobil- five years, would im- it has more than I've been a good customer for many
nology hub of the ity, Eyecast, Foxconn prove cyber-security, 160 projects in its ya hav thin to show for it.
Americas." Technology, General she said. pipeline of compa- yearSan ave nohing t
Sanchez, chief ex- Dynamics, XG Tech- In healthcare, for nies considering 3These last four years have been horrible.
ecutive of the Technol- nology and Ultimate example, the cloud Fort Lauderdale as a / IntereSt rates dropped over 3%1 and I
ogy Foundation of the Software. Palm Beach could allow a surgeon location.
Americas, shared her County's technology in Latin America to The Alliance also as still not able to refinance because
plans with members companies include get virtual help from said that 57 percent I owe you more than my home is worth.
of the Greater Fort 3Cinteractive, Peak a U.S. surgeon with a ,of CEOs surveyed by
Lauderdale Alliance 10 and Modernizing special expertise. the Kaufman Rossin Well, OneUnited Bank helped me lower
at its mid-year meet- Medicine. To compete, the 8 Co. CPA firm they ly paym nts With
ing on Thursday. The Sanchez said she is region needs to take -planned to hire dur- my rate and my monthy pay ts. t
foundation was set up working on a public a global view of any ing 2013, up from 53 Fnnie Mae HARP, it was easy to do
.by Terremark World- "cloud" initiative in the effort, Sanchez said, percent in 2012.
wide founder Manuel So, no more stress .. no more feeling

way to Latin America, Yur EXCustomer
"we have a unique po- A meeting of the Value Adjustment Board (the "VAB") will be held on Wednesday, May 22, Y u -uso e
sition," said Sanchez, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Commission Chambers'Conference Room, 2nd floor, Stephen P. Clark Center,
formerly president of 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, to considerwthe following: P.S With OlneUinit Bank
global operations for I. Elect a new chairperson for the VAB pursuant to F.S.194.015 PS W Oie 'SBanilikngi n mynli
Mozido, mobile trans- i'msmilin
ozio, moie rans- II. Consideration and adoption of recommendations of Special Magistrates as- .. .
action service. She the written decisions of the VAB for the remaining uncertified property
also formerly was CEO assessments (follos) for tax year 2011. O i
for Telefonica's North U iL N
American operations Ill. .Final certification of the 2011 tax rolls (i.e. as to all assessments initially
and president of Ter- certified on an unadjusted basis on October 7, 2011 and for which The Premier Bank for Urban Communities
remark and NAP of the hearings were held and Special Magistrates' recommendations submitted
Americas. prior to May 22, 2013). repr usentetive
Sanchez said she IV. Such other business as may properly come before the Board. 'at OneUnitd or O rToe derais
plans to showcase A list maintained by the Property Appraiser of all applicants for exemption who have had their Call (877) OneUnited
South Florida's applications for exemption either (a) denied or (b) wholly or partially approved, is available or (877) 663-8648 use promo code
technology assets in for inspection by the public at the 'Department of Property Appraisal, Suite 710, 111 N.W. 1st HARP or visit one of our branches or
eMerge Americas, an Street, Miami, Florida, during regular business hours (i.e. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays). HARP or visit one of our branches or
event being planned The types of exemptions included in the list are: homestead, Sr. Citizen, widow(er), disability, today!
for May 3-6, 2014, educational, literary, religious, charitable, governmental, health and care facilities, renewable
at the Miami Beach energy source devices, historic properties, homes for the aged, low-income housing properties, MAKING
Convention Center. labor organization properties, community centers, and economic development (enterprise zone) HDM B
She expects the event properties. MFI I rembe AFFORDABLE
to be a widespread A person who decides to appeal any decision made by any board, agency or commission with B ome Affordable is r xdewk of
engagement of global respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings. heB Unid Se, s amenof et oTreamy
technology leaders, Such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings'is made, including 3275 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL 33147
with about 5,000 par- the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
ticipants. .________ __Chctos
"We're trying to Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 Check eeif yourmortgage is
create a movement," Anyone with a disability needing a special accommodation to participate in these proceedings by Fannie Mae. Enter your address in this websitel
Sanchez said. should call (305)375-5641. TDD users may contact us via the Florida Relay Service at 1-800- Qualifcations for HARPa
Sa-nch s aid. 955-8771. Note: Sign language interpreter services must be requested at least five (5) days prior .
Broward County will to an appointment date. Transportation is not provided by the Clerk's office.
be directly involved in
that effort, said Bob HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
Swindell, president of
the Greajer Fort Lau-


Less college financial aid for low income students

Richer kids getting Stephen Burd, the foundation's room, board and fees at many their chances of completing
education policy analyst who private colleges is between school, the study said.
more financial help studied the data. $30,000 and $45,000 a year. "I fear that we're going to
The U.S. News rankings of have more social stratification
By Elvina Nawaguna colleges and universities have NET COST OF COLLEGE. and there are going to be fewer
become a popular gauge of the The New America Foundation opportunities for upward mo-
Low-income students are in- quality of an undergraduate analyzed net price data the bility," Burd said.
creasingly bypassed when col- and graduate institution's edu- amount students paid after all While the practice is more
leges offer applicants financial cation and the prestige of its grant aid was exhausted -- to predominant in private col-
aid, as schools compete for degrees. conclude that hundreds of col- leges, Burd said, it is increas-
wealthier students who can As part of their strategy to leges expect the neediest stu- ing in public colleges, many of
afford rising tuition and fees, compete for the best students, dents to pay an amount equal which are receiving less money
according to a public policy colleges use merit-based aid; to or even greater than their from cash-strapped state gov-
institute's .analysis of U.S. De- which does not take into ac- families' yearly earnings. ernments.
partment of Education data. count financial need. Under The cost of attending a four-year public institution has For instance, of the 479 pri- But some schools, such as
The study by The New Amer- this strategy, institutions may, gone up by 5.2 percent each year in the last decade vate, nonprofit colleges ex- private Amherst College and
ica Foundation said that col- for instance, give four $5,000 amined, 89 percent charged Massachusetts Institute of
leges, in their quest to advance awards to lure four wealthy force greater transparency in up by 5.2 percent each year in students with family incomes Technology, have enrolled more
their U.S. News & World Report students rather than award financial aid practices. the last decade, more than the of $30,000 or less more than lower-income students without
rankings, are directing more $20,000 to one needy student, Colleges, many under tight- inflation rate, according to the $10,000 in net prices and 22 jeopardizing their prestigious
financial aid to high-achieving the organization said. er budgets as they offer more Consumer Financial Protection percent expected students to status.
applicants in a bid to elevate While the federal government amenities and hire the best Bureau, forcing more students pay about $20,000 or more There is nothing illegal about
the profile of their student pop- issues guidelines on distribu- professors, are under pressure to take out loans to pay for tu- each year. this approach to doling out aid,
ulation. tion of its grants, it doesn't reg- to raise revenues and are using ition and fees and giving them Needy students then rely Burd said, but it undermines
"A lot of them (colleges) go ulate aid from. an institution's tuition prices to do so. a heavy debt burden when they more heavily on student loans, the strides made in creating
for the same studentsfrom the coffers. Colleges have fiercely The cost of attending a four- graduate. either drop out or take on full- opportunities for the nation's
rich suburban schools," said fought efforts by lawmakers to year public institution has gone The annual cost for tuition, time jobs,. which diminishes needy.

Humana call center adds more jobs Is Apple scarred by tablet craze?

HUMANA dent of Direct Marketing Ser- in Florida and approximately TABLETS sales of the more expensive ning strategy in the longer-
continued from 8D vices for Humana. "We're 49,000 associates nationally, continued from 7D 9.7-inch iPad. Many analysts run, says Farhad Manjoo of
pleased that acting on our mis- including subsidiary compa- have said that the popularity Slate.
demand of the upcoming an- sion of helping people achieve nies. of iPads despite the market of the lower-priced iPad Mini Manjoo likens the iPad Mini
nual Medicare open enroll- lifelong well-being is leading Humana is seeking to fill share hit. The Cupertino, Cal- was a big reason why Apple's to the iPod Nario or iPod Flash,
ment period from Oct. 15 to to more job opportunities in these positions immediately, ifornia-based company shifted gross margins slid to 37.5 per- saying, "In that business -
Dec. 7, 2013. South Florida." with -starting dates ranging 19 million iPads in the first cent in 2013 from 38.44 per- unlike in the phone market
"These new jobs will ensure "When a company such as from June 3 to July 15. To ap- three months of 2013, which cent in 2012. Apple began by creating
that we are well positioned to Humana is expanding in Flor- ply online, visit http://careers. repre'sented a 65 percent jump Traditionally an enormously a category-defining product
offer world class enrollment ida that's a good sign," said from 2012. Year-over-year profitable company, the fall in and then constantly expanded
support to the Medicare ben- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. "And Humana is one of Florida's sales of iPhones grew a rela- Apple's gross margins has wor- its lineup to cover every price
eficiaries and those seeking these jobs will help folks in largest Medicare health bene- tively paltry seven percent to ried investors, some of whom point and usage scenario."
enrollment assistance for 'in- both Tampa and Miramar." fits companies with more than 37 million in comparison, think Apple has transitioned Once customers are hooked
dividual health plans," said Currently, Humana em- 700,000 Medicare members But the continued growth from a high-growth company onto the Apple ecosystem, they
Khursheed Zafar, vice presi- ploys nearly 6,000 associates statewide, in iPad sales posts a problem to a Sony or Microsoft a ma- are then unlikely to jump ship
for Apple. In order to fend off ture, profitable but 16w-growth 'to Samsung or other competi-
M icrosoft to release W indow s 8 Google, Samsung, and a slew company that appeals to value tors in the future. Profit share
cro ft to release W is 8 of Asian manufacturers like investors, follows market share -Apple
Lenovo and ZTE who produce But Apple's move to accept can now makemoney from its
MICROSOFT Windows 8) and we can work Reller said more details cheap tablets, Apple has had to lower rnargins or the iPad to app store." (iPad app revenue
continued from 7D to address that." about Blue will be released be- introduce cheaper versions of hold on to its tablet market almost doubled between Janiu-
For now, Microsoft isn't say- fore Microsoft holds a develop- the iPad, which has eaten into share will prove to be a, win- ary 2012 and January 2013.)
In an interview, Reller said ing what kind of changes will ers conference in San Francis-
Microsoft still realized chang- be introduced with the release co in late June. Some of Blue's
es need. to be made to make of Blue, which the company features are expected to be
Windows 8 easier to navigate plans to anoint with a differ- previewed at that conference.
and.capable of taking full ad- ent name when the update is If Blue is meant to make
vantage of technology improve- available. Microsoft also isn't people more comfortable, the, .,i.i. 1 -
mets that have coome out saying whether it will charge changes may incorporate more
since'October. existing owners of Windows 8 of the elements from earlier
"Are there things that we devices to get the fixes in Blue. versions of Windows.
can do to improve the experi- The company plans to release A common complaint has
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Sports appears

ready for openly
gay male player

By Douglas Robson
As support poured in from the tennis com-
munity for NBA player Jason Collins' decision to
Socome out Monday, another question cropped up.
SWlhere are the gay men in tennis?
SAn individual sport with a history of promi-
B nent out athletes such as Billie Jean King, Mar-
tina Navratilova and Amelie Mauresmo No. 1s
Sall tennis has been conspicuously without an,
active openly gay male player in the Open era.
I oh In interviews with more than a dozen male
Killian Head Coc r Norland receivr and female players over the past few months
JaohnsoK going o inE d r from teenager Laura Robson of Britain to
so t ging of i 40-jear-old doubles specialist Daniel Nestor of
O's with players t getting lid Canada none expressed discomfort with the
J 9idea of a gay peer.
And many agreed that simple math suggests
they exist. Studies put the percentage of homo-
sexuals in the general population at anywhere
from two percent- five percent.
"There's got to be someone who plays tennis
Football seasoni just aro nd thewho is gay," said Sam Querrey, the top-ranked
oAmerican at No. 19. "Whether they are on the
tour now or up and coming, I'm completely fine
with it."
Teams battle it sonnel, South Florida high schools but Burrows said the scrimmage said, "We have to finish." Still, most scratched their heads for an explq-
capitalized on this opportunity to will show the staff what they need Carol City has struggled for nation.
out in competitive test-drive their teams. to work on before next season's several seasons, according to "I don't know," admitted nine-time Wimbledon
Several local coaches, whose opening game against a competi- Head Coach Harold Barnwell, but singles winner Navratilova after learning about
scrimmages at FIU teams do not have an additional tive University School (Broward) believes they'll show great im- Collins. Navratilova came out during her prime
spring game scheduled, said that team. provement this year. They will face in 1981.
By Akilah Laster this scrimmage was critical in "We have the drive to reach the Blanche Ely on Thursday, May While 12-year NBA veteran Collins is the first
Miami Times writer figuring out their approach for the playoffs this upcoming season," he 23rd at 7 p.m. He says seniors like active male in a major American team sport to remainder of the summer. said. Eugene Richardson and Raquan declare his same-sex preference, several men
Not all of the local powerhouses Williams, both offensive linemen, have come out in baseball, football and basket-
In other parts of the nation COACHES USE SCRIMMAGE participated, including Northwest- will make a difference. ball, not to mention a variety of other sports
spring is a time for cleaning, re- FOR STRATEGIZING ern and state champions Booker "We finally got some big bod- from soccer to figure skating to swimming. Un-
vamping and rejuvenating in prep- "The scrimmage gives us a T. Washington and Central, but ies up front on the offensive line, til Collins, 34, nearly all did so after retiring.
aration for the summer months. chance to go against a different others with impressive win-loss Barnwell said. "So the kids are
But in Miami-Dade County, spring face," said Norland head coach, records did take advantage of going to continue where last year's Tebow not do a
marks the beginning of workouts Daryle Heidelburg, whose team the chance to return to the field. team left off." iTew not one
and practices for gridiron stars could not get an opponent for a Killian, who lost in the Region 8A Meanwhile, Homestead will rely
from Homestead to Hialeah and spring game. "I'm happy with the Finals last season, will have an al- heavily on rising senior receiver N FL Q uarterback
locations in between. It is the time level of play I've seen so far and most entirely new starting lineup, Ermon Lane, who was their domi-
when teams begin to field-test their can see that we guys really com- according to Head Coach Cory nant offensive and defensive threat By Jm Corbett
artillery before the imminent fall peting for spots." Johnson. With only four returning last season. Burrows also has B i or
season battles. Pat Burrows, head coach of starters, Johnson said he will rely high expectations for rising junior a Js qa
Last Friday and Saturday, Homestead, made similar observa- heavily on rising seniors Jakari Quarterback Maurice Alexander. Former Jets quar-
more than teams from tions. Bolton (offensive lineman) and Mat- "We had a lot of young players taverde, heled Tebow
Miami-Dade and Broward high "The discipline of the kids was thew Colominas (defensive end). Burrows said. "[But] we want to be with his mechanics
schools gathered at Florida Inter- the most positive," said Burrows, "Every team has its own iden- competitive in the district [and] the this offseason
national University in the swelter- entering his second year at Home- tity," he said. "These guys are kids are taking ownership." Former Tampa Bay
ing 86-degree heat for the South stead. "We didn't have to force the naturally tough and that's hard to Killian will take on Ronald Buccaneers lineback-
Florida Officiating Camp Scrim- kids to give a 110 percent they come by.". Reagan High on May 23rd on their er Derrick Brooks, an
mages. While referees from around want it for themselves." Heidelburg, reflecting on last home field. 1-time Pro Bowler,
the nation were being trained and Like Norland, Homestead does season when they fell short of a "There's no football like Miami t1ld USA TODAY Derrick Brooks
corrected by Conference-USA per- not have a spring game scheduled repeat for the state championship football. Sports ast Wednes said free agent Tim
day he is convinced Tebow just needs to
Tim Tebow will getw
Williams says she'll always roots for Stephens teonlilt b tenedsto
as a quarterback. with former New York
By Chris Chase straight sets win at the Madrid We don't have that many Ameri- "I do believe an Jets quarterback
Spen: can players,. so it's always exciting NFL door is going to Vinny Testaverde, who
In her first public comments since Q: Recently Sloane Stephens to see .so many young players doing open for Tim," said helped Tebow with his
Sloane Stephens criticized her in a made some comments about you. so well. Brooks, co-owner and mechanics earlier in
magazine piece, Serena nWilliams I'm not sure if you're aware. If you It was a perfect response. No president of the Arena the offseason.
effectively squashed any beef by are, what are your thoughts on one looks good in a war of sound- League's Tampa Bay "I'm mostly posi-
praising ther 20-year-old American them? bites, particularly when you're the Storm. "Tim just has tive that Tim will get
and saying she'll always be rooting Serena: Yeah, I think a lot of peo- greatest tennis player in the world to be patient and wait another chance after
for her, ple. are aware. I don't really know. and the shots are coming from a on it." talking with Vinny,
Shoot, and here we were gearing I don't have many thoughts. I'm 20-year-old who never has been "Right now, teams who said, 'He worked
up for a good ol' fashioned tennis a big Sloane Stephens fan and al- ranked inside the top 15. are looking internally on some footwork
beef. ways have been. I've always said Serena is calculating when and they want to deal stuff in the pocket,
Stephens said Serena ignored her that I think she can be the best in speaking to the media. She knows with what they have which improved Tim's
after the then-teenager beat her the world. I'll always continue to exactly what she's saying and, just on the roster first." throwing accuracy
at the Austi-alian Open. She said think that and always be rooting NO. 1 ranked Serena Williams, as important, what she's not say- Brooks cited an- and improved his mo-
pedon't knowho think Sea sr rna is friendly for her.allyjuslways wish her above;, defeated Spain's LourdeS ing. (Witness her continued refusal other reason to believe tion," Brooks said.
don't know the real story. So I really jusalways wish her to apologize for her two blow-ups at Tebow's NFL days "Vinny really be-
Serena was asked a question and anyone, really, especially from Dominquez 6-2, 7-5 Tuesday in the U.S. Open.) aren't over. He had a lieves we've not seen
about the comments following a America- the best. Madrid Open. For now, Serena wins, again. discussion recently the best of Tim."
beyond measure," "gave me no the 2000 title, a signed basket- Bryant's parents were nota- parents Kobe told the LA Times
warning," and finally, "love." ball from that team, his 1996 bly absent from Kobe and Van- in 2003.
Bryant and his mother, Pamela, Pennsylvania high school cham- essa's wedding in Dana Point. Kobe and Vanessa have
are battling in court whether pionship ringand sweat suits he Two months later, Bryant won had their own share of prob-
she has the right to give a New wore at Lower Merion High in a his second championship with lems, from the sexual allega-
Jersey-based atiction house doz- Philadelphia suburb. the Lakers. Even during a suc- tions against him in Colorado
ens of his basketball mementos So just when it seemed like cessful championship run there years ago, to what appeared
from high school and his early the Bryant family were begin- was trouble in the Bryant fam- to be an impending break up
chaotic Bn f Lakers career. ning to finally get along, here ily over the decisions Kobe was when she filed for divorce some
Otil Yyant a ily Mama Bryant said she we go again. Things have not al- making in his personal life. Joe years later but they managed to
For all of his greatness on the ders off the hardwood. Hints of planned to purchase a Nevada ways been so great between Bry- was uncomfortable with the fact survive those battles. Now this
basketball court, future NBA troubled surfaced recently via home with the $450,000 ad- ant, his mother and father, Joe, that Kobe seemed to do what- week, in the aftermath of Moth-
Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant con- a tweet from Bryant. "When u vance she received, but Kobe a former NBA player. This goes ever he could to please Vanessa er's Day we have Kobe versus his
tinues to have his private life give, Give, Give and they take said in court papers he never back to when Kobe and the for- without regard to what anybody mom. Regardless of how it all
played out in tabloids and gossip Take TAKE at [what] point do u granted her permission to sell mer Vanessa Laine got married else thought. Furthermore ac- plays out, we learned one thing.
columns. This is nothing new draw a line in the sand?" Kobe the items. Included are two in April 2001, then the family cording to Kobe the fact that Money does not buy everything
for Bryant who has a checkered Bryant wrote on his Twitter championship rings he gave his moved closer to where Vanessa's she was a Latina, not Black, after all, you can not put a price
history of non-basketball blun- feed, adding the hashtags "hurt parents after the Lakers won family lived in Orange County. was another problem for his on happiness it seems.