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Is Teach for America helping

or hurting our Black schools?

By D. Kevin McNeir
In an educational environ-
ment where teachers are
often compelled to prepare
students for standardized
tests rather than employing
more creative ways to teach
the basic skills, the task of
a classroom instructor has

become more
stressful and
difficult. Here
in Florida,
even things
like promo-
tions, raises
and continued employment
are often linked to how well
students do on the FCAT and
now on the Common Core

exams. But consider those
young men and women who
are leading a class for the
very first time fresh out
of college with no experience

in classroom management,
instructional methods or the
general art of teaching of-
ten referred to as "pedagogy."
That's the situation facing
some 340 first- or second-
year teachers in Miami-Dade
County Public Schools [M-
DCPSI that are corp members
in a program called Teach For
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Frustration, anger mount as crime spree continues

Mayor, commission approve $2oK
fund to elicit community "tips"
By D. Kevin McNeir to its core. In the last several weeks, unscrupulous crimi-
nals have shot into homes and
Residents of Miami Gardens automobiles with little regard
are in an uproar angry and for human life. The first trag-
frustrated by a recent wave of ic shooting occurred on July
shootings and deaths that have 16th when Annette Anderson,
rocked the relatively young City 70 and her grandson, Tyrone

Walker, Jr., 20,
were murdered
in their Mi-
ami Gardens
home. Several
weeks later,
12-year-oldA R
Tequila Forshee
was killed in her home her
grandmother and 14-year-old
sister also being injured but

W KE not mortally -
when a hail of
bullets pum-
meled their
modest home.
Hours after
that shoot-
WALKER ing, two men
were shot while
in their car at a McDonald's
drive-thru window. Both men
were in critical condition when

they were air-
lifted to Jack-
son Memorial
The irony in
these recent
shootings is
that according FORSHEE
to data from the
Florida Department of Law En-
forcement [FDLE] released in
2012, Miami Gardens has con-

tinued its success in reducing
crime for the fifth straight year.
According to Deputy Chief Paul
Miller, Miami Gardens Police
Department, since the Depart-
ment was formed in late 2007,
the City's Part I [serious/felony
crime] has fallen over 40 per-
cent. In fact, according to the
FDLE report, Miami Gardens
[in 2012] had a lower crime
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March and the significance of
its 50th anniversary.
"We're asking God for favor
today and for those who are
able to march in our capital
next weekend," he said. "We're
marching today to honor Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and all
those who followed him and
embraced his dream."
Please turn to MARCH 12A

Among those who marched for jobs
and justice were State Rep. Cynthia
Stafford (I-r), Rev. Carl Johnson,
APRI President Lovette McGill,
School Board Member Dr. Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, M-DC Comm.
Audrey Edmonson and UTD Presi-
dent Federick Ingram.

By D. Kevin McNeir

To commemorate the up-
coming 50th anniversary of
the historic March on Wash-
ington, the A. Philip Randolph
Institute [APRI], Miami-Dade
Chapter, along with other lo-
cal unions, elected officials

and members of the faith com-
munity, held their own "pre-
march on Miami" last Sunday
morning. About 150 enthu-
siastic marchers lined up at
the 93rd Street Community
Baptist Church where the pas-
tor, the Rev. Carl Johnson, re-
minded those in attendance of
the importance of the original

Miami holds a

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Unions, churches team up in honor
of King's March on Washington

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Aid cutoff to Egypt would do little but hurt the U.S.
The money the U.S. gives Egyptpales in more than the announced aid packages for taken the lives of more than and that of Israel, this na-
com o wh te b n from G debate among Egypt's military government 800 people. As tragic as this tion's principal ally in the
comparison with the billions from Gulf / politicians in totaling $12 billion eight violence is, an end of U.S. aid Middle East, are threatened

By DeWayne Wickham

It doesn't surprise me that
Egypt's military decided to
use force to end its six-week
standoff with supporters of
ousted President Mohammed
Morsi, whose Muslim Brother-
hood government threatened
to turn the North African na-
tion into an Islamic state.

What does surprise me is
that politicians at both ends
of Pennsylvania Avenue actu-
ally seem to think that on this
matter Washington has more
influence with the generals in
Cairo than do the monarchies
in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and
the United Arab Emirates.
Nothing points out the wrong-
headedness of this thinking

tne nation's
capital over
whether Presi-
dent Obama
should end the
foreign assis-
tance the U.S.

gives Egypt.
The call for a cutoff of U.S.
aid to Egypt comes a month
after Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
and the United Arab Emirates

times mote than $1. billion
Egypt will lose if U.S. pulls
the plug on its financial sup-
port to the Middle East's most
populous country.
Even so, the call for a cutoff
of U.S. aid with Repub-
licans and Democrats lin-
ing up on both sides of this
issue intensified after the
military's recent move against

won't force Egyptian soldiers
back into their barracks, or
return Morsi to that country's
As a statement of one of
America's most important
values our advocacy for
democratic rule turning
off the foreign aid spigot for
Egypt makes sense. As a re-
flection of American interests,

Morsi supporters that has it doesn't. America's survival

Dy religious lanautcism, not
Egypt's military government.
It is the democratically
elected, mullah-run govern-
ment in Iran that is helping to
prop up Syria's dictatorship
and increase the chances of a
nuclear confrontation in the
region. And it is the Hamas-
led, democratically elected
government in the Gaza Strip
Please turn to EGYPT 12A

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Racial profiling lives on
l he historic ruling by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin that
t the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police De-
JL apartment violate the Constitution is being applauded
as a major victory against unreasonable policing.
But if unrestrained policing is, for Mr. Bloomberg, policing
that works, it turns out that he can still have it. The ruling
by Judge Scheindlin, of the Federal District Court in Manhat-
tan, does nothing to disrupt the authority the Supreme Court
has given police officers to target African-Americans and La-
tinos with little or no basis. Despite the Fourth Amendment's
protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the
Supreme Court's interpretation of that provision gives the po-
lice frighteningly wide discretion to follow, stop, question, frisk
and employ excessive force against African-Americans and La-
tinos who have shown virtually no indication of wrongdoing.
That might sound hyperbolic. But consider these 10 actions
a hypothetical Officer Bloomberg could still take against a hy-
pothetical Black man, Tony.
First, Officer Bloomberg can follow Tony without any hint
that Tony had done anything wrong. The officer could ask:
"What's your name? What are you doing here? What have you
got in the bag? May I see some identification?" The Supreme
Court would rule that because the suspect was free to walk
away, the Fourth Amendment doesn't apply.
Officer Bloomberg could ask Tony for permission to search
his person or his belongings. He would not be required to tell
Tony that he has the right to refuse consent or walk away -
the Supreme Court has held that people do not have a right to
know that they can say no to an officer's request to conduct a
Despite this week's decision, Officer Bloomberg could stop
and frisk Tony for weapons based on the officer's "reasonable
suspicion" a standard the Supreme Court defines as more
than a hunch but less than probable cause. Nothing in Judge
Scheindlin's opinion challenges this standard, one that is rela-
tively easy for the police to meet.
For example, the Supreme Court has made clear that simply
being in a "high crime" (which often means a predominantly
Black or Latino) area can be a factor in determining whether a
person is armed and dangerous.
And suppose Tony ran away upon seeing Officer Bloomberg?
The officer would be free to chase Tony, even if he had no rea-
son to believe that Tony had violated any law. The Sup-eme
Court has ruled that people who are chased and captured by
the police are not "seized" within the meaning of the Fourth
Moreover, Tony's running away would be counted in deter-
mining reasonable suspicion, and if he fled in a "high crime"
area, the standard would likely be met.
This all assumes Tony was on foot. If he was driving, Officer
Bloomberg could easily stop and arrest him if he had probable
cause that Tony had committed a traffic infraction, no mat-
ter how minor. Even if Officer Bloomberg specifically targeted
Tony for arrest because he was Black, the Fourth Amendment
is not a bar, as long as probable cause exists.
If Tony were a Latino, Officer Bloomberg could argue that
Tony "looked Mexican," and therefore believed that Tony was
undocumented. Under a 1975 Supreme Court decision that re-
mains good law, apparent Mexican ancestry can 'be a factor in
determining whether a person is undocumented. Lots of local
police departments, not just those in Arizona, regularly take
race into account in enforcing immigration laws.
Upon arrest, no matter how minor the charge, Officer Bloom-
berg could handcuff Tony; conduct a full search of his person
and haul him off to the police station.
In each of the preceding examples, Officer Bloomberg could
successfully argue that he did not impermissibly rely on race.
In immigration enforcement, using race is permitted, and the
Supreme Court has largely ignored the role of race in ordinary
Finally, even if Tony, like Rodney G. King or Oscar Grant
III, didn't resist, but was beaten or shot and killed by Officer
Bloomberg, the likelihood of winning an excessive-force claim
would be difficult. Courts and jurors defer to police judgments,
even if those judgments are inflected by racial stereotypes that
inevitably render an unarmed Black man more dangerous
than an armed policeman.
None of this is to say that Judge Scheindlin's ruling is unim-
portant. But she was ruling on a particular policy. The victory
leaves in place a higher body of law, Supreme Court doctrine,
that continues to expose African-Americans and Latinos to
surveillance, harassment, violence and death. -New York

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


Obama's response to Egypt not very
There may be little the U.S. the brutal assault were shock- has happened to Egypt by its
can do to end the savage blood- ing. Troops opened fire on un- proper name. Using the word
letting in Egypt but at least our armed demonstrators without "coup" would require the U.S.
nation can be loyal to its ide- warning. The interior minister's to cut off $1.3 billion in mili-
als by bearing witness and tell- claim that soldiers did not use tary aid and thus, .surrender
ing the truth. In this, President live ammunition was the kind of the usefulness of long-standing
Obama has failed. A day after bald-faced lie that only repres- military-to-military relation-
Egypt's military-backed "in- sive governments think they ships.
terim" government slaughtered can get away with; Western cor- But it should be clear by now
hundreds of protesters and as- respondents described seeing --hat this policy is chasing a mi-
sumed sweeping emergency protesters cut down by sniper rage. When is the administra-
powers, Obama still could not fire, as well as coming un- tion going to realize that Cairo
bring himself to call what is der fire themselves. A Muslim isn't listening? Even 'some sup-
happening a coup d'etat. Speak- Brotherhood leader, Mohamed porters of the Muslim Brother-
ing from Martha's Vineyard, he el-Beltagi, spoke defiantly to hood' acknowledge that Morsi
described it as an "interven- reporters shortly after learning was not a very good president.
tion." In Cairo, meanwhile, that his 17-year-old daughter, As Obama noted last Thursday,
authorities were still counting Asmaa, was among the dead. "his government was \not in-
the bodies of those slain in last An unidentified woman stood in elusive and did not respect the
Wednesday's massacre, front of a government bulldozer, views of all Egyptians." It is like-
So far, the government has blocking its way and protecting lythat a majority wanted some-
acknowledged 578 dead. The an injured young man, in a tab- one else in office who would
Muslim Brotherhood, whose leau reminiscent of the famous take the country's nascent de-'
protest encampments were tar- photograph from Tiananmen mocracy in a different direction.
geted in the crackdown, claims Square in which a man faced But the way to oust elected
that victims number more than down aline of tanks. I can think leaders is with ballots, not bul-
2,000. There was no estimate of many words to describe such lets. How can the U.S. claim to
of how many Brotherhood ac- scenes. "Intervention" is not stand for democracy and ignore
tivists throughout Egypt have one of them. The same rationale this fundamental precept? How
been rounded up. Images of keeps Obama from calling what could Secretary of State John

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Kerry say, as he di
month,' that the Egyptian mili-
tary was "restoring democracy"
by seizing power and throwing
the president in jail?
With last Wednesday's car-
nage, the military perhaps
deliberately has weakened
Muslim Brotherhood moder-
ates who favored giving democ-
racy a chance, while strength-
ening extremists who advocate
violence. When there are more
church-burnings, when there
are more attacks on police sta-
tions and military outposts, the
military will use such atrocities
as excuses for ever more brutal
repression. U.S. officials can no
longer harbor illusions about
the nature of the Egyptian coup
or the prospects for genuine de-
mocracy. Obama should speak
the truth and. cut off military
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The Wash-
ington Post.

March on Washington: What will Obama say?

The address President Obama
delivers later this month at the
50th anniversary of the March
on Washington could be one of
the most important of his presi-
dency, as it ties together two
subjects that have defined his
tenure in office; the economy
and race.
The president himself, in an
recent interview with the New
York Times, emphasized that
the march 50 years ago was not
solely not about racial justice,
but about improving the eco-
nomic conditions of Americans
of all races.
"Obviously, after the Trayvon
Martin case, a lot of people have
been thinking about race, but I
always remind people and, in
fact, I have a copy of the original
program in my office, framed -
that that was a march for jobs
and justice; that there was a
massive economic component to
that," he told the Times. "When
you think about the coalition
that brought about civil rights, it

wasn't just folks who believed in
racial equality; it was people who
believed in working folks having
a fair shot."
But the racial aspects of the
march, known by many for
Martin Luther King's "I Have a
Dream" speech, are unmistak-
able. The rise of Obama is in
part a fulfillment of King's goals.
The president himself is an heir
to King's legacy. Like Obama's
comments in the wake of the
George Zimmerman trial, his re-
marks on the anniversary of the
March on Washington will likely
resound in the African-American
community more than. any other
What Obama has hinted at in
the past, and could make more
explicit in this speech, is that
racial justice, to him, is very
closely raiked with economic
progress. He told the Times last
month he worried because of
the increasing inequality in the
U.S. that "racial tensions may
get worse, because people will

feel as if they've got to compete
with some other group to get
scraps from a shrinking pot." He
emphasized his concerns about
the plight of Black men in his
remarks from the White. House
briefing room after the.Zimmer-
man ruling.
As the president is no doubt
aware, the racial progress il-,
lustrated by his election stands
in marked contrast to the con-
tinued economic challenges for
millions of African -Americans.
The Black jobles rFate, as it has'
been for decades, 'remains al-
most double that of whites and
has been above 10 percent for
most of Obama's presidency. (It
is currently 12.6 percent) The
recession hit minorities hard-
er than whites; from 2004 to
2010, whites lost'l 1 percent of
their wealth, while Blacks lost
23 percent and Hispanics lost
25 percent, according to the Ur-
ban Institute. About a quarter
of Blacks and Hispanics live in
poverty, compared to less than

12 percent of whites ad Asian.
This speech gives the president
the opportunity to tie his broader
economic agenda, which he has
been campaigning for across the
country the last several weeks,
with the specific racial dispari-
ties that exist in America.
.But this is unlikely to be just
an economic speech. The Amer-
ica that King hoped for in 1963,
and that Obama spoke of in his
famous 2004 Democratic Na-
tional Convention address,'o9e
not divided by race, is far fiom
reality.I. Obama has given very
little hint about how the first
Black president sees race in
America, which made his com-
ments last month about Martin
so compelling. His speech on Au-
gust 28 should give us a closer
glimpse of his views after serving
as president for five years.
Perry Bacon, Jr. is the politi-
cal editor of NBC's
and an MSNBC contributor. He is
a former national political corre-
spondent at Time magazine.


Harriet Tubman sex tape: 'Rape~s no joke

Just typing out the words
seems like a betrayal: Har-
riet Tubman Sex Tape." It's as
bizarre and brutal as a sudden
slap in the face. A spoof about
a real-life American superhero
voluntarily reducing herself to
the antics of every other reality-
show airhead? And someone
thought this was "hilarious"?
That someone happened to
be hip-hop mogul Russell Sim-
mons, whose newly launched
YouTube channel, All Def Digi-
tal, released the three-minute
spoof entitled "Harriet Tubman
Sex Tape" on Wednesday. After
a tidal wave of Twitter backlash,
including a petition,
ADD removed the sketch and
Simmons issued a hasty apolo-
gy on his other digital property,
Global Grind.
The video's concept is too
dumb to describe, but I'll try.
In it Tubman (played by actress
Shanna Malcolm) conspires

with a fellow slave (played by
actor DeStorm Power) to black-
mail her white slave master
(played by actor Jason Horton)
with a video of their "special
time together," otherwise known
by its more historically accurate
term: "rape."
No one with cognitive ability
watched this video and thought
to laugh. It was a base attempt
at humor in a situation in which
there is none. Race, class and
sex are always bumbling bed-
fellows. So why even attempt to
tickle such a monstrously com-
plex subject with a wink and a
In 2008, after my great-grand-
mother passed away one month
before president Barack Obama
would take office, my grand-
mother told me about a disturb-
ing call she'd received from her
first cousin about our history.
The cousin wanted to know
about my great-great-grandfa-

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their, who we know was a white
man, a descendant most likely
of the very people who owned
previous generations of our
My grandmother immediately
became incensed by the mere
mention of this man's name.
She was especially troubled by
the romanticized logic my cous-
in presented in her defense:
"You just can't help who you
love," she reasoned.
"That wasn't love," my stone-
faced grandmother explained to
me later. "That was survival.".
We absolutely need to have a
more nuanced discussion about
Black women, .power, history
and context. Approaching 90
years old, my grandmother isn't
ready for it. She's too hurt by it.
But I would hope that some of
us namely Simmons and ev-
eryone else involved in the con-
ceptualizing, writing, shooting,
acting, editing and promotion of

the "Harriet Tubmaan'S'Tape
- would be better at this con-
versation by now.
The irony that this latest pro-
paganda was released online
a mere day after the hashtag
#blackpowerisforblackmen blew
up on Twitter is lost on no one.
Created by editor
Jamilah Lemieux, the hashtag
served as a virtual reminder
that too often, black women
have been left out of the equa-
tion involving both racism and
But, once the problem is writ-
tenri-on the chalkboard for all to
see, how do we go about solving
So, sorry, Russell, but thick
skin isn't the prerequisite for
taking a joke. Black women's
skin has been thick. What the
intersection of race, sexual
politics and slavery needs isn't
jokes but someone to actually
do it justice.


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End the charade: Suspend U.S. aid to Egypt i
Events in Cairo this week demanded by the people, to pre- -The military's power play clear- tary's intervention a coup, since
should put to rest any remain- vent a full takeover of the country ly has support -- from embittered that designation requires a halt
ing illusions about the Egyptian by the Muslim Brotherhood. In remnants of the Mubarak re- to the aid and could undermine
military's intentions to restore a a smart move to allay interna- gime, elements of Egypt's Coptic what little leverage Washington
democratic process in that coun- tional criticism about the coup, community who felt increasingly still has. But Egypt's military is
try. Its violent crackdown on the military installed a civilian insecure under Muslim Brother- clearly not listening to Washing-
Muslim Brotherhood supporters as interim president, the little- hood rule, and liberals who de- ton as it is. Various interlocutors,
has effectively ended the possibil- known jurist Adly Mansour, and spise the Brotherhood more than including most recently Sena-
ity of national reconciliation. Its promised to deliver a new consti- they fear military autocracy. Sup- tors John McCain and Lindsey
recent appointment of 19 gener- tution through a more inclusive port also comes from the wealthy Graham and deputy secretary of
als as provincial governors fur- process and return power to an Gulf monarchies who view the state Bill Burns, received barely

other consolidates its control over elected government by the end of Muslim Brotherhood as antitheti-
the country. The disbanding of the year. cal to their governments. Egypt

ven liberal leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who has been serving
as the vice president of the interim government, recognized
Wednesday's crackdown as the end of the "this is not a coup"
farce and resigned in protest at the military's violence.

That best-case scenario now
seems more unlikely than: ever.
Although Sisi -claims not to as-
pire to the presidency, he quickly
made himself minister of defense,
gave himself the role of first dep-
uty prime minister, and has coyly
indicated that while he would not
run for. president -as general, the
door is open if he takes off his
uniform. In a widely circulated
tweet, one liberal activist wrote
"Sisi is Mubarak."

is a poor country facing bank-
ruptcy. Since the coup, the Gulf
sheikdoms 'have stepped in with
more than $12 billion of conces-
sionary loans and critical energy
deliveries. They are undoubtedly
encouraging Sisi's hard line.
The United States' leverage
pales in comparison: a mere
$1.5 billion in annual assistance,
$1.3 billion of which goes to the
military. The Obama administra-
tion has resisted calling the mili-

rich and po
ogetic critic of the war in South-
east Asia, President Lyndon B.
Johnson disinvited him to the
White House. The Nobel Peace
Prize laureate became persona
non grata. But the preacher
kept on preaching, attacking
American aggression ; abroad
and American negligence at
home. The preacher devoted the
last, years of his life not to the
plight of the "middle class" but
to the. plight of the poor.


the parliament, suspension of
the constitution, arrest and. de-
tention of scores of Brotherhood
leaders, shuttering of opposition
media, and the imposition of a
state of emergency and curfew
laws set the legal clock back to
the darkest days of Mubarak's
stranglehold on the country.
Even liberal leader Mohamed
ElBaradei, who has been serv-
ing as the vice president of the
interim government, recognized
Wednesday's crackdown as the
end of the "this is not a coup"
farce and resigned in protest at
the military's violence.
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
has insisted for weeks: that the
military's intervention was a
temporary necessity, popularly

MLK didn't comfort the

Raised in .a trailer park in
rural Indiana, I was barely a
teenager when' I began entering
statewide oratorical, competi-
tions by declaiming the famous
speeches of Martin Luther King
Jr. His spirit entered my soul.
I recognized the rhythms of his
rhetorical passion as more than
hypnotic; I knew they were, righ-
teous. As a result of their deep
and disturbing truths, I became
a lifelong student of his call to
radical democracy through re-
demptive love.
Back in high school, the
speech for which I won the most
awards is the one whose 50th
anniversary arrives Aug. 28.
"I Have a Dream" is among the
most celebrated orations of the
past century.
But memorials and celebra-
tions are tricky affairs. In the
haze :of history, social and po-
litical realities are reimagined
and redressed to suit the .times.
There is no better example than
upcoming events to mark the
March on Washington when
King stood in the very center of
our moral universe.
If King were alive today, is it
possible that the civil rights icon
might not even be invited? And if
welcomed onto the stage, might
he have a hard time getting a
turn at the microphone? Would
King be denied access in 2013
for the same reason that Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy chose not
to attend the march in 1963:
high risk of political blowback?
Kennedy famously avoided
the march, choosing instead to
watch it on television perched

safely inside the White House
just blocks away. (March leaders
had to settle for a photo op with
the president immediately after
the gathering.)
In a fascinating twist of dou-
ble irony, what allows President
Obama to so readily address this
50th anniversary celebration is
the fact that King is now a dead
martyr. Otherwise, like Kennedy,
Obama might also be mired in
anguished soul-searching about
whether to share the podium
with a man who would undoubt-

T o presume that, at this 50th anniversary of the march, King
would not address war, poverty, hunger, voting rights and the
attacks on working-class Americans defies logic.

edly be espousing uncomfortable
and inconvenient truths.
Put simply, Kennedy did not
show up because King 'was
there; Obama can show up be-
cause King will not be there. -
And because King will not be
there to challenge the discourse,
will his message of unarmed
truth and'unconditional love be
sanitized? Will there be pressure
not to embarrass the president
by representing the best of the
black prophetic tradition? Sad-
ly, I fearthe status quo is safe.
History tells us that, were the
true spirit'of King to arrive at
the festivities, it would manifest
boldly. Just as he condemned
the use of napalm in the Viet-
.nam War, he would surely con-
demn the use of drones in the
murder of- innocent civilians,
especially women and children.
When King became an unapol-

Color of stop-and-frisk
New York Post, editorial: "This street is that the strategy as prac-
one will hurt. A federal judge took ticedisnotjuststop-and-frisk, but
a powerful whack at New York stop-and-frisk-and-go-in-your-
City's crime-fighting efforts in rul- pocket-and-maybe-your-under-
ing against the NYPD's stop-and- wear-and-maybe-even-your-
frisk policies. If the judge's ruling socks. ... One has to sympathize
is allowed to stand, the price to with Mayor Michael Bloomberg
the city will be incalculable. And and Police Commissioner Ray-
the victims of her judicial caprice mond Kelly, who find themselves
will overwhelmingly be our city's being accused of willfully ignor-
poor and minority populations. ... ing racist and illegal tactics. This
Her decree and the response while they have been so remark-
to it underscores our vulner- ably successful in making New
abilities at a key moment in the York safe."
city's history; a lack of serious- Kevin Drum, Mother Jones: "If
ness in our courts, a lack of cour- stop-and-frisk really is the rea-
age among those most likely to be son crime has dropped so dra-
elected mayor and, at least thus matically in the Bronx, then a
far, a lack of anger from citizens judge would be justified in weigh-
who may take today's safe streets ing this against the legal issues
for granted." on the other side. ... It's worth
Michael Daly, The Daily Beast: getting a more definitive answer
"One problem that is obvious to about this. Other cities have seen
anybody who has been out in the dramatic crime drops without

In the years following the
march, King's approval num-
bers plummeted. The Harris Poll
found 72 percent of the Ameri-
can public and more than 55
percent of Black Americans op-
posed him. Inside his own com-
munity, he became a pariah.
The Black establishment Roy
Wilkirs of the NAACP, Whitney
Young of the Urban League, re-
nowned journalist Carl T. Row-
an and others spoke against
Yet _King, the compulsive
truth-teller and unrepentant
freedom fighter, fought on. He
moved to Chicago to champion
his Poor People's Campaign.
And, of course, the circum-
stances of his last campaignand
assassination are forever linked
to his final cause: the dignity of
sanitation workers in Memphis.
To presume that, at this 50th

expanding their stop-and-frisk
programs as aggressively as New
York, and it would sure be worth-
while to find out how and why
that happened."
Michael Meyers, Daily News,
New York: "Federal Judge Shimra
'Scheindlin did not enjoin stops-
and-frisks rather, she laid out
the constitutional standards for
them. She did not enjoin aggres-
sive policing. Rather, she declared
that Kelly's army may not use
race (of the individual suspect or
of -the neighborhood) as a proxy
for reasonable suspicion.... When
Bloomberg says 'the possibility
of being stopped' protects every-
one in minority neighborhoods,
it's obvious he thinks crime has
a color, when in fact a punk is a
punk no matter his skin color.
And no matter our skin color, we
are all entitled to protections from
unreasonable searches and af-
fronts to personal freedom."
I. Bennet Capers, The New
York Times: "My husband and
I are about the same age and
build, wear the same clothes and

Stsxw. \

a cold shoulder in Cairo.
Their calls for a return to a
democratic process have gone
unheeded. Yet that remains the
only way out of Egypt's. crisis.
The military's crackdown will
inevitably lead to more violence
and instability, putting at risk
broader US strategic interests.
The Obama administration must
now make the long overdue move
to suspend American assistance
until Egypt's government dem-
onstrates a return to a political
Isobel Coleman is a senior fel-
low at the Council on Foreign Re-
lations and director of CFR's Civil
Society, Markets and Democracy
program. She is the author of
Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How
Women are Transforming the
Middle East.

werful 9
anniversary of the 1 Il
would not address war, poverty,
hunger, voting rights and the at-
tacks on working-class Ameri-
cans defies logic.
It was in Detroit, June 23,
1963, where King gave a preview
of the "I Have a Dream" speech.
And it is in Detroit today where
municipal bankruptcy is threat-
ening to rob city workers of their
Not to mention the anti-union
tactics of politicians such as
Republican Gov. Scott Walker
in Wisconsin and Democratic
Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chica-
go. Can you imagine the social
media response to King's com-
pelling but politically incorrect
With the rest of my fellow citi-
zens, I will be celebrating Aug.
28, 1963, as the day we bore
witness to the greatest demon-
stration for jobs and freedom in
the history of our nation. I, too,
will give thanks for the life and
legacy of the man I regard as the
greatest American we have ever
produced. But which King will
we recall? The dreamer or the
drum major for justice?
For me, the true meaning of
King's message is being tragi-
cally ignored. Perhaps because
it does, not fit so neatly into
a 12-second sound bite or a
140-character tweet. Then
again, maybe it does: justice for
all, service to others and a love
that liberates.
Tavis Smiley is host of the Ta-
vis Smiley show on PBS, Public
Radio International's The Tavis
Smiley Show and Tavis Talks on

share the same gender, but I am
far more likely to be stopped by
the police. This isn't because I
have a criminal record or engage
in furtive movements. Nor is my
,husband a choirboy. Statistically
speaking, it's because I'm black
and he's white. ... Aggressive
stop-and-frisks sow community
distrust-of the police and actually
inhibit crime control, creating a
generation of disaffected minority
youths who believe that cops are
Newsday, Long Island, edito-
rial: "Stop-and-frisk does have
a continued role to play in this
ongoing effort. But here's the
catch: New Yorkers should not
be frisked simply because of how
they look or the neighborhoods in
which they happen to be walking.
... The pity is that the stop-and-
frisk fight had to come to this. We
all want safe streets. We all want
police procedures to be both law-
ful and have the confidence of
the public. The next mayor has
changes to make and a mandate
to rebuild."


Liberty City youth get

early visit from Santa
Miami Times staff report motivated parents and students undergarments, personal hy-

Over 100 children were sur-
prised to see Santa Claus recent-
ly when he made an early visit to
Liberty City at the invitation of
the Miami Children's Initiative
[MCI], a non-profit organization
that provides support, educa-
tion and care that begins before
biith and continues through col-
lege and career. The Christmas
in July back to school celebra-
tion was held at the Joseph Caleb
Families living on the three
targeted blocks in the area [Im-
pact Zone] were given personal
invitations from MCI staff. Chil-
dren arrived to see ,a decorated
room, complete with Christmas
trees, holiday music, and re-
freshments. In addition, a host
of vendors ranging from health
organizations to educational ser-
vices provided information and
school supplies to parents in at-
Principals Tradcie N. Lewis,
Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, and
Patrick Lacouty, Charles R. Drew
Middle School, spoke to attend-
ees' and encouraged students
to be ready to learn as much as
they can this year. State Senator
Dwight Bullard (D-39) and State
Representative Cynthia Stafford
(D-109) brought greetings and

to work together with their teach-
ers to achieve success.
'It was such a joy to see the
smiles on the faces of the children
at this wonderful event,' Stafford
said. "I truly believe that a strong
educational experience is the key
to success and I am proud to have
been a sponsor to ensure our Lib-
erty City children are prepared for
a successful school year."
Each child received a gift bag
that included two school uni-
forms, a Foot Locker voucher,

giene items and a book bag full of
school supplies.
MCI Community Liaison Kalen-
thia Nunnally, who works directly
with the parents and children,
developed the event based on
the needs of the families on the
"Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
Describes our event, Christmas
in July," she said. 'Giving back in
more ways than one is what we
do at the Miami Children's Initia-

Kiwanismembers and police help Miami Gardens kids
Volunteers from the kiwanis Flor- inI imm tl i IU hI LI. ,rn .

ida District Miami Gardens and
officers from the Miami Gardens
Police Department recently joined
forces to help 85 children from
the area with their back-to-school
needs. Each child was given $50
to help them purchase their school
uniform or other supplies.

Photos courtesy of The Proigrssive Fir tors Asoifation COarits Inc.

Team work helps 1,000oo

children get ready for school

One week before the new
school began, over 1,000 Lib-
erty City youth received free
book bags, other school sup-
plies, manicures and haircuts
at a book bag give away held
at the Joseph Caleb Center.

In the photos, the youth are
pictured with law enforcement
and safety officials, while re-
ceiving free services and sup-
plies. The free event was
sponsored by The Progressive
Firefighters Association Chari-

ties Inc. in conjunction with
the Progressive Officer Club,
Florida Coalition of Black
State Troopers, Beauty School
of America, 99 Jamz, Hot 105,
and State Rep. Cynthia Staf-

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Jackson Jr., wife headed to prison

Ex-Ill. congressman gets 30-months sentence for misusing campaign funds

By'Fredreka Schouten

nois congressman Jesse Jackson
Jr. was sentenced to 30 months
in prison Wednesday for using
$750,000 in campaign money
for living expenses, clothes and
luxury items.
Jackson and his wife, Sandi
Jackson, used campaign funds
Sas a "personal piggy bank," U.S.
District Judge Amy Berman
Jackson told him. "There may be
gray areas in campaign finance.
This case did not come near to
those areas."
"As a public official, you are
supposed to live up to a higher
standards of ethics and integri-
ty," said Jackson, no relation to
the former congressman.
The sentence was handed down
during a hearing where Jackson
tearfully admitted wrongdoing.
"I take responsibility for my ac-
tions and for everything I have
done," Jackson said, sobbing
openly in court as his family
Looked on.
Jackson's crime and likely
punishment mark a dramatic fall
for'a man once viewed as a fast-
rising political star in his home
state. Jackson, 48, is the son
of civil rights leader and former
presidential candidate, Rev. Jes-
se Jackson Sr. The senior Jack-
son and other members of the,
family were in the courtroom.
The sentence 'was less than
the four-year sentence sought by
prosecutors Jackson who plead-
ed guilty irt February to misusing
campaign funds.
Court filings show Jackson
treated donors' money as his
own, spending lavishly on luxury',

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in
Washington, Aug. 14,2013.

goods and services, including a
$43,350 gold-plated men's Ro-
lex watch, $5,687 for a "holistic
retreat" in Martha's Vineyard
and more than $5,000 on capes
and fur parkas. He also used
campaign funds for more com-
monplace expenses, such as dry
cleaning and toothpaste pur-
chased from Costco.
His lawyer Reid Weingar-
ten pleaded for leniency, say-
ing Jackson is a "good person"
whose judgment was impaired by
his bipolar disorder. The crimes
are serious, Weingarten said,
but "there are not widows and
orphans surrounding the court-
house wanting his head."
, He asked for much lighter pun-
ishment. "The goddess of justice
would not weep at an 18-month
sentence," Weingarten said.

Weingarten noted that law-
makers in the 1980s were per-'
mitted to use campaign money
for personal expenses. "If you
took a microscope and looked at
all these campaign (reports), you
would find a lot of gray," he said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mat-
thew Graves said the case
"strikes at the integrity of the
campaign-finance system" and
warranted punishment.
SHis wife, former Chicago alder-
man Sandi Jackson, has pleaded
guilty to falsifying the couple's
tax returns over a six-year pe-
riod. Prosecutors sought an
18-month prison term for Sandi
Jackson, but not to be served as
the same time as her husband.
The couple has two children,
ages 13 and 9.
"My heart breaks every day

with the pain it has caused my
babies," Sandi Jackson said
during a tearful appearance
Jesse Jackson Jr. also plead-
ed with the judge Wednesday to
spare his wife prison time, say-
ing if probation is not available
for his wife, "give me her time."
Graves, the prosecutor, said
Sandi Jackson was not an unwit-
ting accomplice to her husband's
crimes. "The facts show that she
stole and that she stole a lot of
money," he said.
Sandi Jackson used a cam-
paign credit card to pay 'for
$171,000 in personal goods,
Graves said. He ticked off a
string of expenses paid for with
campaign funds, including a
Sub-Zer. refrigerator, schoolfees
and a trip to Walt Disney World.

Fake pot barons to serve in prison

Their 'Mr. Nice guy' brand spawned

marijuana industry imitations

By Jon Burstein

men who ran what federal.pros-
ecutors have said was one of
the country's largest synthetic
marijuana operations received
reduced prison sentences
Wednesday before a courtroom
packed with supporters.
John Shealey, co-owner of the
West Palm Beach-based Kra-
tom Lab, was sentenced to 18
months behind bars, while his
business partner, Dylan Harri-
son, received a prison term of
a year and a day. Prosecutors
had been requesting sentences
at least twice as long for both
Shealey, 40, and Harrison,
32, raked in millions of dol-
lars in just two years with their
product "Mr. Nice Guy" a
brand of synthetic marijuana
that became so well-known that
it spawned counterfeits.
The rise of Kratomrn Lab mir-
rored the nationwide boom in
synthetic marijuana, which
the U.S. Department of Drug
Administration estimated was
a $5 billion industry in 2011.
Synthetic marijuana some-
times called "K2" or "Spice" -
had been linked to more than
11,000 emergency-room visits
nationwide in 2010, with side
effects including rapid heart
rate, nausea, seizures, renal
failure and psychotic episodes.

When federal authorities
launched the first nationwide

crackdown on the designer
drugs in July 2012, they raided
Kratom Lab's operations and
arrested Shealey, Harrison and
one of the company's employ-
Shealey, of Royal Palm Beach,
and Harrison, of Lantana, cut
deals with federal prosecutors,
each agreeing to plead guilty to
a count of conspiring to break
federal laws. They admitted
plotting to distribute an illegal
substance and selling a mis-
branded drug. Both agreed to
turn over more than $2 million
in assets.
Attorneys for Shealey and
Harrison argued Wednesday
that their clients had prior at-
torneys advise them the prod-
ucts they were manufacturing
were legal. Whenever the feder-
al government listed a chemical
as illegal, Kratom Lab would de-
stroy any products containing
it, said Marc Seitles, Shealey's

John Shealey goes into the
federal courthouse in West
Palm Beach last Wednesday.
The defense attorneys ques-
tioned why Shealey and Harri-
son weren't issued cease-and-
desist letters to stop making the
Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger
Stefin said the two men had to
have known what they were do-
ing was highly questionable, if
not illegal. They were market-
ing Mr. Nice Guy as a herbal
incense with anyone, including
children, able to buy it at gas
stations, convenience stores
and online.

Harrison and Shealey apolo-
gized Wednesday as more than
50 family members and friends
watched. Harrison said that
whether the drugs made by
Kratom Lab were illegal or not,
he knew what he was doing

Woman to testify against lawyer accused

of stealing $1i. million from Seminole tribe

By Paula McMahon

Hassun is scheduled to
testify against her former boss
- attorney Frank Excel Marley
III when he goes to trial in
October on charges he stole
more than $1 million from the
tribe. Prosecutors said they will
recommend a sentence reduc-
tion for Hassun if she testifies
truthfully against him.
SHassun said she followed
Marley's instructions to inflate
the invoices submitted to the
Marley, 39, of Southwest

Ranches, has pleaded not
guilty to one count of wire and
mail fraud conspiracy and nine
counts of theft from Indian
tribal organizations. Prosecu-
tors said Marley fraudulently
obtained more than $1 million
from the tribe in a conspiracy
that went on from October
2006 to early 2011.
Prosecutors say Marley, who
was hired to represent the tribe
on entertainment and sports
issues, fraudulently padded
his legal bills and fraudulently
charged the tribe for services,
travel, conferences, phone calls

and meetings "that did not oc-
Prosecutor Neil Karadbil told
the judge that Marley's defense
is expected to argue in trial
that the lawyer did nothing
wrong and blame Hassun for
everything. Marley's attorney,
Bruce Zimet, declined to com-
ment on Wednesday.
Hassun apologized in court
and said she is embarrassed by
her role in the crime. The judge
ordered her to pay $148,658
in restitution to the tribe, the
amount prosecutors said Mar-
ley paid her for her work.

was wrong and regrets it.
Shealey vowed he would focus
on making the world a better
With their plea deals, neither
man faced more than five years
behind bars. Federal prosecu-
tors recommended a 28-month
sentence for Harrison and three
years in prison for Shealey.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth
Marra said he found their cases
unusual because of the ambi-
guities surrounding the laws
governing the chemicals. He
said that in fashioning prison
sentences, he took into consid-
eration their lack, of criminal
history as well as their coopera-
tion with federal authorities.
As part of their plea deals,
Shealey agreed to pay a $2.2
million monetary judgment,
forfeit $745,000 in cash and
give up two sports cars and two
SUVs. Harrison agreed to forfeit
more than $2 million in assets,
including the $850,000 home
he bought on the Intracoastal

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Sentencing of duo in Brownsville killing is postponed
After sitting through hours of deliberations over what kind of sentence a pair
of killers should get in the death of two people, including a 10-month-old baby,
a Miami-Dade judge decided to postpone the case. Jimmie L. Bowen and Ber-
nard M. Jones, convicted last year of killing Pierre Roche, 26, and the infant,
Derrick Days, Jr., were recently in court facing life sentences. The two were
16 and 17, respectively, at the time of the crime. The sentencing hearing will
resume on Sept 18, according to Circuit Judge Bertila Soto.

Miami killer John Errol Ferguson executed
John Errol Ferguson, 65, was executed recently after serving three decades
on Florida's death row for eight Miami-Dade County murders. About an hour
before the scheduled execution, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion to
halt the proceedings. Ferguson was one of a group of armed robbers that killed
six people during a bloody home-invasion robbery in CarolCity in July 1977.
At the time, it was considered the worst mass murder in County Early the next
year, Ferguson killed two 17-year-old Hialeah High students during a robbery.
Ferguson's execution date'came 10 months after he was originally slated to
die by lethal injection at a Florida State prison in Starke.

HIV-positive mom guilty of sex with minors
An HIV-positive Cincinnati woman who pleaded to four counts of unlawful
sexual contact with two minors will serve one year in prison, the Cincinnati
Inquirer reports.
Candance Morris, 32, faced more than 30 years behind bars, when she re-
cently stood before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh.
The actions that led to her conviction still shock the other mothers in the East
Price Hill neighborhood with whom she lived and socialized regularly. She of-
ten volunteered to watch boys in the neighborhood. All have been tested for
HIV and results have returned negative so far. Morris will have to register as
a child sex offender for 25 years when she is released from prison. She has
already given up custody of her child.

NY transit impostor sentenced for stealing bus
A man arrested more than two dozen times for posing as a transit worker
to steal buses and trains and drive the routes was sentenced to a maximum of
five years for his latest caper, Darius McCollum, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this
year to stealing a Trailways bus in 2010 while headed towards JFK Interna-
tional Airport. McCollum will enter a program in which he will undergo cogni-
tive behavioral therapy when he gets out of jail. He has been diagnosed with
an autism spectrum disorder and his repeated arrests stem in part from it.

Neighbor shot man to

break up domestic fight

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -,.Authorities are investigating after they
say a southwest Florida man was fatally shot during what ap-
peared to be a domestic fight.
Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies said the unidentified
man apparently broke down the door, forced his way-into his girl-
friend's apartment and the two argued'Saturday.
A woman in the next apartment heard screaming and grabbed
a handgun. Authorities said. the neighbor saw the man beating
the woman with a metal object on the sidewalk. The neighbor
screamed for him to stop. That's when authorities said the man
turned and attacked the neighbor. She suffered multiple injuries
to her face before authorities said she shot him once.
Detectives are working with the state attorney's office to deter-
mine whether any criminal charges may be filed.

Two suspects charged in fatal

Florida drive-by shooting
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) Two men have been charged with
second-degree murder after authorities say they shot a man in a
drive-by shooting-in Winter Haven.
Authorities say 25-year-old Carl Booker got into a fight outside
of aWinter Haven bar earlier this month. He was later seen in
another argument with the same group at a nearby store.
Polk County Sheriffs deputies say a driver in a white SUV ap-
proached Booker while he was standing outside, yelled "I told you
I was gonna get you" and then fired several shots, killing Booker.
Deputies charged 24-year-old Alexander Rodriguez and 23-year-
old Alfred Ervin on Friday. Rodriguez wvas already in jail on unre-
lated charges.
Both suspects have an extensive criminal history mostly involv-
ing drug possession. They are being held without bond and were
slated to have a first appearance Saturday.


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Reclaiming the

"We shall not be moved today."
H -Asean Johns0n, age 9, protesting the closure
of Chicago public schools

1 At the 1963 March on Washington, we sang, "We
shall not be moved." Today, our children are showing
the same resolve, continuing the work we started
and reclaiming the promise of public education. A
high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an
anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right.

We march for neighborhood public schools that are safe, welcoming places
for students like Asean. We march to reclaim the promise of public
education. Like a tree that's standing by the water, we shall not be moved.

Reclaim the Promise.


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MLK Memorial repair not finished

Controversial inscription has been

removed, but work continues J T

By Yamiche Alcindor

A push to build a national
monument for Martin Luther
King began 17 years ago and
the 30-foot memorial is still not
quite ready.
The $120 million Martin Lu-
ther KingJr. Memorial project is
in the last stages of being com-
pleted after an inscription that
critics said misrepresented the
civil rights leader was removed
However, finishing touches on
the changes will likely not be
ready for events commemo-
rating the 50th anniversary of
the March on Washington and
King's "I Have a Dream" speech
that begin next week.
Civil rights activist Maya
Angelou, along with several
others, have spoken out pub-
licly over the years about the
monument's inscription, which
originally paraphrased King as
saying I was a drum major for
justice, peace and righteous-
The controversial phrase was
based on the beginning of a
1968 King speech: "If you want
to say that I was a drum major,
say that I was a drum major for
justice. Say that I was a drum
major for peace. I was a drum
major for righteousness. And all
of the other shallow things will
not matter."
Angelou said the inscription

reduced King's stature. She
said that as a former employee
and current representative for
King. she wanted the words
changed to better reflect King's
'I wish as everybody else
wishes that it was right on
time, Angelou said. "Whenever
it comes and it is the truth, it
will be valuable.'
Angelou has said that the
quote made King sound arro-
"He didn t say I am or I was,"
Angelou said. "It reduces the
man. He's too important to
America, to human beings, to
African Americans to be re-
The monument's creator,
sculptor Lei Yixin, wants to use
a specific method sandblast-
ing to smooth over the struc-
ture. But contractors working
on the changes are not insured
for the procedure, so officials
must come up with an alterna-
Changing the memorial has
been years in the making as
federal regulations required a
strict process to find contrac-
tors to make the changes, Na-
tional Park Service spokeswom-
an Carol Johnson said.
The phrase has been removed,
and the work is almost done,
but Lei wants to smooth over
the stone to make it even. Lei,

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Fencing was placed around the Martin Luther King Jr. Me-
morial in preparation to remove the "drum major"inscription.

of Changsha, China, had hoped
to sandblast the stone, much in
the way that experts sand down
a piece of wood, Johnson said.
However, Worcester Eisen-
brandt Inc., a Baltimore con-
tractor, doesn't have insurance
to complete the sandblasting.
An attempt to use walnut shells
as an alternative stained the
stone, but Johnson said Lei will
be able to remove the discolored
Now, the National Park Ser-
vice must either complete the
work itself through the Historic
Presenrvation Training Center or
hire new contractors using
lengthy federal regulations to
complete the removal.

"We all agree that we are go-
ing to go forward with Master
Lei's plan," Johnson said. "It
will be done."
Johnson, however, is not sure
when it will be done. She said
it likely won't be completed be-
fore events commemorating the
March on Washington in 1963
On August 24, thousands will
gather on the National Mall in
Washington in memory of the
march. Throughout the week,
more events will take place,
and a large ceremony featuring
President Obama is planned for
August 28, which marks the
exact day King delivered his "1
Have a Dream" speech.

Flamingos and fortune back at Hialeah Park

By Nick Sortal

The long and winding res-
urrection of a South Florida
landmark finally transpired
Wednesday, as casino gam-
blers strolled into Hialeah Park
for slots, poker and memories.
"This is a tribute to what Hi-
aleah Park means to this com-
munity," owner John Brunetti
Sr. said as he greeted visitors
entering the newly opened ca-
sino portion of the 220-acre
Hialeah Park was the pre-
miere horse racing emporium
in the United States from the
1920s to the '50s, and those
from a generation ago fondly
remember the track's grand
Mediterranean Revival archi-
tecture, the pink flamingos
that roamed the massive estate,
and its lush tropical grounds

with stately palm trees, machine per day, which would
Brunetti bought the track put it at the top of South Flor-
in 1977 and closed it in 2001, ida's seven horse tracks, dog
saying there was too much tracks and jai-alai frontons
competition. He thought about with slots.
converting the property to con- "I'm amazed, pleasantly sur-
dominiums, but instead made prised and thankful today," he
plans to revive Hialeah Park said. "A lot of customers said
after Miami-Dade County vat- they had been waiting for this
ers in 2008 approved slots for a very long time."
the -three parimutuels that Vice president of casino bper-
were it operation at the time. nations Steve Calabro said more
Hipleah won legislative ap- ,than 4,000 people cameo the
proval for' slots in 2010, and casino Wednesday'for i{s soft
the' state Sup -eie Cffie 'ii '"iop nmg.' ,t-p ":.'-
missed arguments by its rivals 'I 'can't tell'you h6ow many
that Hialeah wasn't part of the people around here have asked
deal voters thought they were every day, 'When are you going
getting. Some estimates sug- to open?' Calabro said.
gest Hialeah could pull $2 mil- Jorge Santos drove from
lion a month in slot business Kendall to ch&ck out the casino
from nearby Magic City Casino on its first day, getting in some
and Casino Miami Jai-Alai. slot play but mainly wanting to
Brunetti said Wednesday he take-in the vibe.

expects to make $300 per slot

"It's pretty incredible, they

did a great job, and it had to be
done," said Santos, 45, who re-
members visiting the track two
decades ago for. municipios,
gatherings of Cuban exiles of
specific communities.
The casino, in the rebuilt
north portion of the grand-
stand, contains 882 slots,
including video roulette and
blackjack. There are also 20,
poker tables, three domino ta,
bles and a variety of lounges,
cafes and restaurants.
Terrazzo floors with silhou-
ettes of the trademark flamin-
go welcome guests dt the two-
story main casino entryway,
as does "The Bloom" sculpture
created by Greek artist Alexan-
dra Tsoukala. The-poker room
is on the second floor, with a
terrace for those who enjoy
a good cigar while playing a
hand of poker.

Woods-Richardson has
nearly 30 years of experience
as a Miami-Dade County admin-
istrator, including eight years
with Miami-Dade Transit (MDT)
and 21 years in solid waste.
Beginning in 1982, Ms. Woods-
sRichardson held progressively
responsible administrative po-
sitions in the MDT and was the
aProject Manager ior the MDT
Private Enterprise Participation

Miramar selects

:new city manager

MIRAMAR The city's new leader, Kathleen Woods-
Richardsonbrings more than 30 years of experience &s a
.Miami-Dade County administrator to her new role asa'Ml"-
m r's city manager.
Mayor Lo rMositeley, Cmroissiner Winston Bamnes andom
Commissioner Yvette Colbourne voted for Woods-Richard-
son Monday night, giving her the decision over finalist Al-
lyson Love. Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis and Commissioper
Wayne Messarm voted for Love, who was the former as'istnt
city.manager and interim city manager in Fort bLauderdale.
"[Woods-Rchardson] is a good leader, a no-nonsens' B
leader and a' strong woman,".said Moseley. "Inm thrilled with
the out e." o: ".
Miramar started the search for a new leader after lotag-
time city manager Robert Payton retired in March.
Woods-ichardso0 n most recently served as director of
Miami-Dade County's Public Works and Waste Management
SDepartment. In that role, she oversaw more than 1,73Qem-
wployee ,anzd managed aibudget of $629 million. ,.
In her new position, Woods-Richardson will oversee some
1,000 city employees and will be responsible for a $200nmil-
lion budget. This will be the first time Woods-Richarda$9i
will serve as a city manager.
She said herexperience as a county administrator has
prepared her for this position.
"I'vTe worked with a large number of residents butote ard'
less of the nuMnbers you have to serve each and everyS ore.
of them," said WoodsrRichardson.. "Customer service Isray"
The new city manager.said she hopes to smoothlyIinple-.
"ment the 2014 budget dud help ease tensions between the
historic eastern. section of Miramar aind the newer, western.
section'of the ciy. I
Her employment contract, including salary andbeacift,
will be finalized in the coming weeks. $
The city -manager job description advertised a sallar y4
$180,000 to $225,000, not including benefits. Currently;
Woods-Richardson earns $199,379 annually.

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Florida companies

stash billions abroad,'

avoiding U.S. taxes


2012 Republican candidate Potential 2016 Democratic candidate Republican National Committee chair Texas Republican chair

GOP may earlier date for 2016 convention

RNC chairman

wants to reduce

primary period

By Martha T. Moore

BOSTON Republicans,
don't book your 2016 vacation
yet: You may be going to a con-
vention in June.
There is "almost unanimity"
among party officials to move
the nominating convention to
a date earlier in the summer,
to shorten the primary period
and to allow nominees earlier
access to general election funds,
Republican National Committee
Chairman Reince Priebus said
Thursday at a party meeting in
Last year's GOP convention
began Aug. 27, and the Demo-
cratic convention began after
Labor Day.
The date change will be con-
firmed "officially" sometime in
the next year, Priebus said, but
"I don't get any resistance" on
moving the convention to June

or July.
Neither Republicans nor Dem-
ocrats have held a convention
in June since the 1940s. Since
the events are designed around
television coverage, both parties
avoid scheduling their conven-
tions at the same time as the
Olympics in 2016, the Sum-
mer Olympic Games will be held
in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21.
Candidates cannot spend
money raised for the general
election until after the con-
ventions, which means that a
presumptive nominee who has
secured enough delegates to
clinch the nomination has to
wait until the convention to
launch a national campaign.
Mitt Romney clinched the 2012
GOP presidential nomination in
May but could not access gen-
eral election funds until after
the Republican convention in
Party spokeswoman Kirsten
Kukowski said an earlier
convention would be beneficial
because research indicates that
by Sept. 1, most voters have
made up their minds who they

will vote for.
For Democrats, discussion of
convention timing is premature.
"The process for making any
sort of decisions hasn't started,"
said Democratic National Com-
mittee spokesman Michael Czin.
Other changes for the GOP
nominating process may be in
the works. Priebus called the
entire Republican presidential
primary system a "disaster"
that has too many debates and
gives Republican candidates
too much opportunity to beat
each other up.
"It's the length, it's the slic-
ing and dicing, it's beauty
contests that don't award
delegates, it's a meandering
unknown system of delegate
allocation," Priebus said. In
2012, GOP primary contend-
ers participated in about 20
debates beginning 18 months
before the election.
Last week, Priebus said CNN
and NBC would not be able to
sponsor primary debates if the
networks did not drop plans
for programs about possible
2016 nominee Hillary Rodham

Clinton. The GOP said the pro-
grams would amount to "thinly
veiled advertisements" and
thus be unfair, but excluding
two networks would help limit
the number of debates. Prie-
bus called the glut of primary
debates "a traveling circus that
has to stop."
The party is also consider-
ing creating uniform rules for
how states award convention
delegates to candidates, but
that may be a tough sell.
Texas GOP chair Steve Mu-
nisteri said a political party
grounded on the principle of
states' rights should let states
conduct their primaries as
they see fit. "We also want to
make sure we have a system
that will cause candidates and
the national party to really
pay attention to Texas in the
process," he said. Texas held
its 2012 Republican primary
at the end of May; for 2016,
the state moved its primary to
March 1 to increase the state's
influence. "We are a huge
block of delegates, and we are
going early," Munisteri said.

By Jason Bmrate

Florida's largest companies
Share holding at least $9.4 billion
in foreign profits, shielding the
earnings from U.S. income taxes,
according to an Orlando Sentinel
review of financial statements.
And the amount is growing:
The Sentinel's review found that
the Florida companies added
$1.2 billion to their offshore
holdings during tfhelir most
recent fiscal year, a 15 percent
increase from their prior fiscal
The maneuvering, which is
entirely legal, has saved the
companies hundreds of millions
of dollars in federal and state
income-tax payments.
The Florida businesses cover a
broad industrial spectrum. They
range from St. Petersburg-based
electronics manufacturer Jabil
Circuit Inc., which has accu-
mulated $1.8 billion in offshore
profits on which it has not paid
any U.S. tax, to Mir-amar cos-
metics company Elizabeth Arden
Inc., which has parked $270
million in foreign subsidiaries.
The list includes three com-
panies based in Central Florida
defense contractor Harrims
Corp., plastics seller Tupperware
Brands Corp. and time-share
developer Marriott Vacations
Worldwide Corp. that are
holding a combined $1.4 billion
in foreign earnings.
American companies are
supposed to pay U.S. taxes
on income they earn in other
countries. But they have to do

so only vhen their international
subsidiaries return the money,
or "repatriate" it, to their U.S. -..
So companies can defer pay." ;
ing U.S. taxes simply by keeping
the earnings in their subsidiar- : :..
iea and telling the Internal Rev-.
enue Service that they intend to
indefinitely reinvest the money,
They can even have their.inter-
national subsidiaries store-th.e
profits in U.S. bank accounts
and still not pay U.S. tax on It
Untaxed foreign profits have
become one of the deepest. ,
sinkholes in the tax code. .
Congress' Joint Committee on
Taxation estimates that U.S.
multinationals are avoiding
about $40 billion a year in
taxes by deferring payments on
foreign profits. Thats expected
to balloon to more than $60)
billion annually within five
The state of Florida, which
begins with the federal tax
code when setting its own,
loses even more.
Altogether, U.S. multination-
als have accumulated an esti-
mated $2 trillion in undistrib-
uted foreign profits, an amount
that has roughly doubled during
the past five years. General
Electric Co. alone has $108 bil-
lion in untaxed profits abroad.
"There is no prospect of
corporate-tax reform without re-
solving this issue," said Edward
Kleinbard, a University of South-
ern California law professor and
former chief of staff for the Joint
Committee on Taxation.



Still Marching on Washington

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Civil rights activists Julian Bond and Andrew J.Young in dark suit take part during a civil rights rally in front of the Washington Monument.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

was the 23-year-old son of Ala-
bama sharecroppers and already
a veteran of the civil rights move-
ment when he came to the capital
50 years ago this month to deliv-
er a fiery call for justice on the
steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Lewis's urgent cry "We
want our freedom, and we want
it nowl" was eclipsed on the
steps. that day by the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.,'s "I Have
A Dream" speech. But two years
later, after Alabama State Police
officers beat him and fractured
his skull while he led a march
in Selma, he was back in Wash-
ington to witness President Lyn-
don B. Johnson sign the Voting
Rights Act of 1965.
Today Lewis is a congressman
from Georgia and the sole surviv-
ing speaker from the March on
Washington in August 1963. His
history makes him the closest
thing to a moral voice in the di-
vided Congress. At 73, he is still
battling a half-century later.

With the Voting Rights Act in
jeopardy now that the Supreme
Court has invalidated one of its
central provisions, Mr. Lewis, a
Democrat, is fighting an uphill
battle to reauthorize it. He isus-
ing his stature as a civil rights
icon to prod colleagues'like the
Republican leader, Representa-
tive Eric Cantor of Virginia, to get
on board. He has also met with
the mother of Trayvon Martin
and compared his shooting to the
1955 murder of 14-year-old Em-
mett Till.
Lewis hasan answer for those
who say the election of a black
president was a fulfillment of
Dr. King's dream: It was only "a
down payment," he said in an in-
"There's a lot of pain, a lot' of
hurt in America," Lewis said in
his office on Capitol Hill, which
resembles a museum with wall-
to-wall black-and-white photo-
graphs of the civil rights move-
ment. Current events, he said,
"remind us of our dark past."

But Lewis, a longtime practi-
tioner of civil disobedience (he
has been arrested four times
since joining Congress), is also
encouraged. He said he found it
gratifying to see peaceful throngs
"protesting in a nonviolent fash-
ion" after George Zimmerman
was acquitted in Mr. Martin's
killing. Last week, he created a
minor dust-up by telling Brit-
ain's Guardian newspaper that
Edward J. Snowden, the national
security contractor who leaked
classified documents, could ar-
gue that he was "appealing to a
higher law," but later condemned
the leaks.
Now Lewis is introducing him-

self to a new generation by tellU-
ing the story of his life as a Free-
dom Rider in "March," a graphic
novel that he wrote with a young
aide, Andrew Aydin. The book,
released this week, is modeled
on a 1958 comic about Dr. King,
which inspired early sit-ins.
Lewis remains a link to that
past. At a National Urban League
,convention in Philadelphia last
month, he was on fire as he told
the crowd how his parents react-
ed when he asked about colored-
only signs a Lifeutime ago in the
Deep South.
'They would sav, *That's the
way it: is, don't get in the way,
don't get in trouble,'" Lewis thun-
dered in a preacher's cadence.
"But one .day, I was inspired to
get in the way, to get in trouble.
And for more than 50 years, I've
been getting in what I call good
trouble, necessary trouble! And
it's time for all of us to get in
trouble again! :

Each year, Lewis leads an emo-
tional re-enactment in Selma
of the "Bloody Sunday" march
across the Edmund Pettus
Bridge, where the brutal police
response horrified the nation.
Mr. Cantor participated this year,
bringing his college-age son, and
said he came away "very moved"
a sentiment that Mr. Lewis will
play on during negotiations over
a new bill.
"John is what I call a gentle
spirit," said Roy Barnes, a former
Georgia'governor, recalling a visit
by Lewis in 2001 when he was
wrestling with removing the Con-
federate emblem from the state
"He said, 'Right before I lost
'consciousness, I looked up and
saw an Alabama state trooper
beating me on the Edmund Pet-
tus Bridge, and all I could see was
a Confederate flag on his helmet,'
" Mr. Barnes recalled. "He said, 'I
want you to remember that.'"
At the Urban League confer-
ence, a pantheon of civil rights
leaders, including the Rev. Jesse
Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharp-
ton, mingled backstage, but all
eyes were on Lewis. Conven-
tion workers asked for pictures.
Benjamin Crump, the Martin
family lawyer, clutched a copy
of "March," hoping for an auto-
graph. Strangers asked for hugs.

It is often this way for Lewis.
He seems sheepish about the at-
tention, and his speeches hint at
survivor's guilt. "All I did was give
a little blood on that bridge," he
often says. Pointing to old-pho-
tos, he refers to himself as "young
John Lewis," as if he were seeing
someone else.
It is a long way from dusty
Troy, Ala., where Mr. Lewis, one
of 10 children, picked cotton and
preached the Gospel to his chick-
ens. His life took a turn when, at

CIVIL RIGHTS ICON: Congressman John Lewis holds a photo
illustrating the success of the historic March on Washington.

18, he Twrote to Dr. King. Lewis
was studying at a Baputist semi-
nary in Nashville, but was think-
ing about trying to integrate his
hometown -college, Troy State,
now Troy University. Dr. King
sent bus fare for Lewis to meet
him in nearby Montgomery.
His parents, he has written,
were "deathly afraid" that his in-
tegration dream would bring the
family harm. So he returned to
Nashville, where he organized
lunch counter sit-ins, got ar-
rested and met a theologian, Jim
Lawson, whose teachings about
Gandhian nonviolence had a pro-
found effect on him. In his quest
to build what Dr. King called "the
beloved community" a world
without poverty, racism or war
- Lewis routinely votes against
military spending.

"For most of us, nonviolence
was a tool we used to achieve
an end," said another movement
veteran, Representative James E.
Clyburn of South Carolina. "John
Lewis internalized that."
In 1963, as the new chairman
of the Student Nonviolent Coor-
dinating Committee, Mr. Lewis
helped organize the Washington
march. His prepared remarks
were so bold he branded Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy's civil
rights efforts "too little, too late"

- that older leaders persuaded
him to tone them down. ,
He went on to settle in Atlanta,
won a seat on the City Council,
and in 1986 challenged Julian
Bond, a state lawmaker and a
close friend from their movement
'days, for Congress.
Bond, handsome and erudite,
was the favorite, but Lewis. with
a speaking style that some de-
scribe as an impediment, fought
hard and brought up Mr. Bond's
refusal to take a drug test. Mr.
Bond later became chairman of
the N.A.A.C.P. It took years for
them to repair the breach. "He
did what it took to win," Bond
said, "as you would expect a
hard-knuckled politician to do."
On Capitol Hill, Lewis and Rep-
resentative Jim Sensenbrenner,
Republican of Wisconsin, recent-
ly testified before the Senate Ju-
diciary Committee on the voting
bill. "It's hard to look John Lewis
in the eye and say, 'We don't need
this,' said Senator Patrick J.
Leahy of Vermont, the committee

On Aug. 24, at an anniversary
march on Washington, Lewis will
speak again at the Lincoln Me-
morial. He goes there every so
often to reflect. A few weeks ago,
he walked there alone from the

Capitol, wearing a ball cap and
workout clothes. It was peaceful.
No one recognized him. Mr. Lew-
is's urgent cry "We want our
freedom, and we want it now!"
- was eclipsed on the steps that
day by the Rev. Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream"
speech. But two years later, af-
ter Alabama State Police officers
beat him and fractured his skull
while he led a march in Selma, he
was back in Washington to wit-
ness President Ly-ndon B. John-
son sign the Voting Rights A:ct of

Today Lewis is a congressman
from Georgia and the sole surviv-
ing speaker from the March on
Washington in August 1963. His
hiustorv makes him the, closest
thing to a moral voice in the di-
vided Congress. At 73, helis still
battling a half-century later.
With the Voting Rights Act in
jeopardy now that the Supreme
Court has invalidated one of
its central provisions, Lewis, a
Democrat, is fighting an uphill
battle to reauthorize it. He is us-
ing his stature as a civil rights
icon to prod colleagues like the
Republican leader, Riepr'enta-
tive Eric Cantor of Virginia, to get
on board. He has also met with
the mother of Trayvon Martin
and compared his shooting to the
1955 murder of 14-year-old Em-
mett Till. .

Lewis has an answer for those
who say the election of a Black
president was: a fulfillment of
Dr. King's dream: It was ,only "a
down payment," he said in an in-.
terview.. .
There's 'a iot of pain, a lot of
hurt in America," Lewis said in
his office on Capitol Hill, which
resembles a museum with wall-
to-wall., black-and-white.. photo-
graphs of the civil rights move-
ment. Current events, he said,
"remind us of our dark, past."
But Lewis, a longtime practi-
tioner of civil disobedience (he
has been arrested four times
since joining Congress), is also
encouraged. He said he found it
gratifying to see peaceful throngs
"protesting in a nonviolent fash-
ion" after George Zimmerman
was acquitted in Mr. Martin's
killing. Last week, he created a
minor dust-up by telling Brit-
ain's Guardian newspaper that
Edward J. Snowden, the national
security contractor who leaked
classified documents, could ar-
gue that he was "appealing to a
higher law," but later condemned
the leaks.
Now Lewis is introducing him-
self to a new generation by tell-
ing the story of his life as a Free-
dom Rider in "March," a graphic
novel that he wrote with a young
aide, Andrew Aydin. The book,
released this week, is modeled
on a 1958 comic about Dr. King,
which-inspired early sit-ins.




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TEACH from having a TFA corp member t : -? I are choosing to remain with us. I that teacher? Should of our Black schools
continued from 1A as their instructor. ./t B_ -.. can't say whether that's because we blame TFAs corp are understaffed and
"- of the economy or not. This year members when their under-resourced. Thai
America [TFA. The program, A CLOSER LOOK AT TFA MIAMI .- we have a lot of TFAs from Mi- students fail? What we impacts schools wheth-
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1990 and based on her Princ-
eton University undergraduate
thesis, recruits recent college
graduates and professionals to
teach for two years in urban and
rural communities throughout
the U.S. TFA's stated goal, for
its corp members [teachers], ac-
cording to its website, is to make
both a short- and long-term im-
pact by leading their students
to reach their "full potential and
becoming lifelong leaders for ed-
ucational equity."
However, as some experts
point out, and as data confirms,
many TFA instructors fulfill their
two-year commitment and then
move on to other professions.
Thus, the question arises if stu-
dents, particularly those who
are Black or Hispanic and are
in schools that are struggling
to reach academic parity with
white students, actually benefit

tive director Maxeme Tuchman,
a M-DCPS graduate who began
her career with TFA as a corp
member in Miami-Dade. She
was unavailable for comment
as this article went to press but
the organization's local website
gave the following information:
TFA Miami started in 2003 with
35 corp members; this year its
numbers are 340, spread among
38 public schools and reaching
an estimated 24,000 students.
Enid Weisman, chief human
capital officer, M-DCPS, says
the District follows the rubrics
of a federal grant that specifies
organizations like TFA [and City
Year] where by young career
teachers are placed in "fragile or
critically low-performing schools
in cohort so that they are there
to support one another."
"They attend a six-week boot
camp training supplied by

TFA and it's an investment
that taxpayers do not have to
shoulder," she said. "Some have
issues with stability because as
we know, not all of these young
teachers stay after fulfilling their
contract. But two years of high
content teaching is still two
years of teaching. If they don't
work out, principals have the
final say and yes, sometimes
they don't work out. One thing
we've noticed in recent years is
that more TFA corp members

they are returning to their home
schools and already have roots
in the community."
Weisman says the team of
TFAs in Miami are among the
most diverse in the U.S., with
Black TFAs at an estimated 24

T. Willard Fair, president and
CEO, Urban League of Greater
Miami, Inc., says he's talked
to many principals who seems
to be "extremely satisfied" with
their TFA instructors.
"One principal at a Liberty City
elementary school told me they
were the best he's ever had," Fair
said. "I believe the bag is mixed
because we have some teach-
ers in the District that have
been here for many years yet
our kids are still failing. Does
that mean we should blame

ter document to what Si
extent experience and
training impact our
objective, negatively or 2
positively, to turn our t WEIS
schools around."
UTD President Federick In-
gram says that while the TFA
program has merits, it is 'far
from being a panacea for public
"From the data we've seen,
some 80 to 90 percent of those
in TFA leave the profession after
serving their two years," he said.
"They're very much like a blue
collar work force like itinerant
workers. But trying to follow a
business model in public educa-
tion is the wrong idea. School dis-
tricts like TFA because they don't
have to worry about raising wages
or providing benefits like health
care to those young teachers. The
bottom line is that far too many

experienced or new to
the field like TFA corp
Ceresta Smith, 59,
AN and a 25-year teaching
veteran with M-DCPS
says Blacks in Miami need the
best and most experienced teach-
ers if they are going to ever per-
form at academic levels equiva-
lent to whites.
"I disagree with throwing
young people into classroom with
very little training and' no expe-
rience," she said. "They are just
rotating in and out. From what
I can see, TFA is no more than
a temp service and it needs to
either be fixed or replaced. How
can someone from the other end
of the U.S. be expected to really
teach Hispanic or Haitian chil-
dren whose cultures are so dif-
ferent and who speak English as
their second language?"

Miami reenacts historic 1963 march for justice and jobs

continued from 1A,

As some recall, the original
March on Washington for Jobs
and Freedom took place in
Washington, D.C. on August 28,
1963. It was the largest dem-
onstration ever seen in the na-
tion's capital with over 250,000
people in attendance, occurring
at a time in this" country's his-'
tory when racial unrest and civil
rights demonstrations were at
their peak.
As the marchers weaved their
way from the church and along
a short route throughout Lib-
erty City, they lifted their voices
in praise reminiscent of the
freedom songs that were used
to encourage civil rights activ-
ists during the turbulent 1960s.
"I was 16 when I attended the
March," said Dr. Shirley John-
son, a longtime educator and

the second vice-president for
the Miami-Dade NAACP. "There
was a lot of hatred and bitter-
ness and of course rampant
segregation it was a confus-
ing time for many Americans.
We knew it was time to demand
changes that's why we went
to D.C. Then, as now, education
is the one thing that helps us all
achieve our goals. We need to go
back to some of the old, proven
ways of protesting. We still need
to march for justice."
Shirley McKenzie, a senior cit-
izen who was born in Ft. Pierce
and moved to Miami in 1956,,
said she hopes that more Blacks
will become active in protesting
against injustice and demand-
ing their rights.
"When adults don't lead, then
our youth don't listen," she
said. "Many young people today
are not respecting their elders.
We: have to go back tohonor-

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-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir
FOLLOWING DR. KING'S EXAMPLE; Miami's "Pre-march on Washington," first conceived by Miami-
Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, brought a hearty crowd out last Sunday, singing, praying and
demanding justice for all.
ing those who have paved the sociate minister at the Church, and our communities involved
way for.the next generation and said he was marching to 'bring again like they were during the
Blacks need to start putting a "sense of urgency to the corn- civil rights movement," he said.
God first in our lives." munity." ". Our ancestors marched in or-
Trayon Gaskins, 30, an as- "We have to get the church der to' bring about change. We,

too, can create change when we
stand united. And we can't just
seek new ways some of the
old ways are just as effective
now as they were in the past."
"It was all about jobs and free-
dom then it's all about jobs
and freedom now," said State
Representative Cynthia Staf-
"Blacks must support the
dream, revitalize the dream and
'take off the blinders," said Ear-
nest Tyler, 75.
"We owe a great deal to A.
Philip Randolph and the many
union members who gave their
support to Dr. King," said
Lovette McGill, Miami-Dade
APRI president. "I have been
fighting for much of my life,
sometimes because I am a wom-
an in a male-dominated group.
King wanted us all to be treated
the same. So, the struggle con-

Johns is passionate about education *1 > ,i

continued from 1A

No small task, to be sure. The
challenges are many, from a lack
of high-quality programs to low
test scores, to the high dropout
"Educational excellence is not
often used in the same sentence
when talking about African-
American student achievement,"
Johns said in an interview. "Tra-
ditionally, and in popular con-
versation, particularly in the
media, whenever black kids are
talked about with education, it's
negative. Or we' will have infre-
quent moments where we will
celebrate exceptions, but we sort
of highlight them as exceptions."
Education Secretary Arne
Duncan appointed Johns to be-
come the first executive director
of the White House Initiative on
Educational Excellence for Afri-
can Americans earlier this year.
His mission, by an executive or-
der of the president, is to "help

ensure that African-Americans
receive a complete and com-
petitive education that prepares
them for college, a satisfying ca-
reer and productive citizenship."
African-American students
face an array of obstacles, the
order says, among them an
achievement gap in test scores,
a "lack of access to highly effec-
tive teachers and principals, safe
schools and, challenging college-
preparatory classes," and dis-
proportionate school discipline
and referrals to special educa-
tion classes.
SBut education data also show
positive trends, Johns said.
High school graduation and
college enrollment of African-
Americans are on the rise. In
2010, 38 percent of black 18- to
24-year-olds enrolled in college,
compared with 30 percent a de-
cade ago.
Johns said one of his goals in
his new perch was to explode
myths, highlight best practices
and encourage community en-

thusiasm for accomplishment
in learning, as much as it was
celebrated in sports.
S"We have an opportunity to
change the. way people think
about and have conversations
about supporting African-Amer-
ican students; boys in particu-
lar, who need the same type of
care and attention and social
and emotional support as their
counterparts, race and gender
notwithstanding," he said.
A native of Inglewood, Calif.,
a Los Angeles County suburb,
Johns graduated with honors
from Columbia University in
2004 and then earned a master's
degree in sociology and educa-
tion policy there while he taught
kindergarten and third grade at
a city public school. Before his
new appointment, he worked as
a senior policy adviser on the
Senate Committee on Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions.
."Anyone who knows me knows
I'm passionate about education,"
he said.

Cutting aid to Egypt is a bad move

continued from 1A

that recently passed a law crim-
inalizing the efforts of any edu-
cational institution to establish
an exchange program -
with Israel or to work to
normalize relations with
the Jewish state.
Monarchies in the oil-
rich nations of Saudi Ara-
bia, Kuwait and the Unit-
ed Arab Emirates are the M(
region's bulwark against
the spread of the Islamist rule.
To agitate for a return of
Morsi's government or a cut-
off of U.S. aid to Egypt is
blind allegiance to democracy
that has, at least in this case,
been corrupted. It's something
akin to defending the right to
bear arms for someone who is
determined to shoot you. It's
like championing free speech
for those who radicalized sus-
pected Boston Marathon bomb-
ers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev; or Richard Reid, the
guy who tried to bring down an
American passenger jet with a

shoe bomb.
In the abstract,
spreading democracy
throughout the world is
a virtuous idea. But in
the real world, this com-
mendable value
!- should not be OBA
pursued in total
disregard of overriding,
and legitimate, national
"The UAE stands by
)RSI Egypt and its people at
this stage and trusts the
choices of its people. Egypt's
security and stability are the
basis of Arab security," the

L United Arab Emirates'
national security advis-
er said last month of his
country's portion of the
$12 billion Egyptian aid
Given their druthers,
A I'm sure those monar-
chies would prefer a re-
turn of dynastic rule in Egypt,
whose last king was ousted in
a 1953 military coup. Short
of that, they see the country's
military leaders as the lesser of
two evils.
The Obama administration
and Congress should do the

Wilson known for her hats

continued from 1A

I first got here, and when they
told me I could not wear them,
I didn't challenge it," she said.
"I take the hat off and rest it on
my lap or put it on the floor by
my seat."
She added: "I came here to

create jobs. I'm not going to
challenge the rules."
Her love of hats came from
her grandmother Frederica, for
whom she is named.
"When I was a little girl, they
all wore hats and gloves. I was
always a prissy little girl who
wanted to be like my grand-


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bus schedules they get together before classes start.

Dream Defenders end Capitol sit-in

News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE After sitting
in at the Florida Capitol for 31
days since just after the ac-
quittal of George Zimmerman in
the death of Trayvon Martin -
the group called the Dream De-
fenders ended its protest Thurs-
day with the help of civil-rights
icon Julian Bond.
Leaders said they'll carry their
campaign against the "stand your
ground" self-defense law and what
they consider other forms of racial
bias to the polls, trying to defeat
the elected officials who opposed
their demands.
That includes Gov. Rick Scott,
who is up for re-election next year.
The Dream Defenders announced
a voter-registration drive, with
a goal of 61,550 new voters -
Scott's margin of victory in 2010.
"Our work and our power have
grown too big for these walls,"
said Phillip Agnew, leader of the
Dream Defenders.
The group marched to the Capi-
tol on July 16 and demanded a
special session on "stand your

-By the Dream Defenders
Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew (left) and Regina Joseph sit
(right) are seen here shortly after the sit-in began.

ground," which they didn't get.
But they got a national hearing,
and Bond, founder of the Student
Non-Violent Coordinating Com-
mittee and a longtime Georgia
lawmaker, declared their nonvio-
lent action a success in the tra-
dition of the 1960s civil-rights

"It's fitting that the 50th an-
niversary of the March on
Washington is coming up in a
few days," he said. "That move-
ment made this movement pos-
sible, and that movement your
movement gave our movement

its legacy."
The protest ignited when Zim-
merman was acquitted of mur-
der in the shooting death of the
unarmed teen Martin. Although
Zimmerman's attorneys did not
invoke the "stand your ground"
law, which grants immunity to
people who use deadly force if
they have reason to believe their
lives are in jeopardy, the cir-
cumstances of Martin's death
touched a nerve among many
black, Hispanic and mixed-race
Members of the Dream Defend-
ers are mostly high-school and
college students "black and
brown youth," they call them-
They've spent the past month
in Scott's office waiting area, tell-
ing stories of losing loved ones
to gun violence or experiencing
racism in school or on the street.
They worked laptops, smart-
phones and video cameras from
the third-floor House Democratic
ohice, gCLLuig uiC word out OU-
line. They slept on the floor out-
side the governor's double doors.

Nation remembers more than a march

By Jayne Clark

The 50th anniversary of the
March fon Washington will
bring a host of,,civil rights-in-
spired exhibits, itineraries and
other experiences, including
two commemorative marches,
to the nation's capital Wednes-
day through Aug. 28.
In addition to the marches,
six museum exhibits are re-

lated to the anniversary.
Changing America: The
Emancipation Proclamation,
1863 and The March on Wash-
ington, 1963, is at the National
Museum of American History
through Sept. 15.
Make Some Noise: Stu-
dents and the Civil Rights
Movement is a new permanent
exhibit at the Newseum. The
museum also is showing Civil

Rights at 50, a three-year ex-
hibit chronicling the struggle
for civil rights from 1963 to
.* A Day Like No Other: Com-
memorating the 50th Anniver-
sary of the March on Washing-
ton, a photography exhibit at
the Library of Congress is on
Aug. 28-March 1.
American People, Black
.Light: Faith Ringgold's Paint-
*. 1.

ings of the 1960s at the Na-
tional Museum of Women
in the Arts explores race in-
equality in the 1960s and
runs through Nov. 10.
And One Life: Martin Lu-
ther King Jr., at the National
Portrait Gallery through June
1, traces the civil rights lead-
er's career.
SFor a complete list of events.

Brownsville Civic Neighborhood Assoc. seeks support of petition

Community fears closure of the Model City Library

Miami Times staff report

Kenneth M. Kilpatrick, presi-
dent of the Brownsville Civic
Neighborhood Association, Inc.,
is urging citizens to sign an on-
line petition developed by the As-
sociation that will be presented
to Miami-Dade County [M-DC]

Mayor Carlos Gimenez at the
next M-DC commission meeting
[Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m.]
The petition calls for the Mayor
and the Commission to keep the
Model City Library [located at
the Joseph Caleb Center] open.
Kilpatrick says accumulating as
many signatures as possible on

the petition and then attending
:the} meeting are both necessary
because while Gimenez has re-
*cently reversed his decision to
close Model City Library, and a
few other locations as well, "that
decision is not final." Those
citizens without e-mail capabil-
ity interested in supporting the
cause, should either call or write
their county commissioner. It

should be noted that the Model
City Library is also an early vot-
ing precinct which means that
some voters could be sent to
other locations during the next
election with potentially longer
lines without the Model City
Library remaining open. For
more information about the
Brownsville Association, go to

What needs to be done to end shootings, murders in Miami Gardens?

continued from 1A


rate than cities that in-
eluded: Miami, Ft. Lau-
derdale, West Palm
Beach, Orlando and St. '
ws ~-. B S
So what's happening now FERGUSON
in 2013, why are seeing this recent (
surge in shootings and what can of their
be done to bring safety back to the coun
the residents of Miami Gardens? the City
These and other questions are Their v
the hot topics for discussion in summai
recent weeks in barbershops, founder
on street corners, on radio shows emeritu
and even in community meetings, guson,
as a MiE
About 75 concerned citizens in Miam
met last Saturday at the weekly aware o:
meeting of UP-PAC [Unrepre- on the r
sented People's Positive Action sion," sl
Council], at Greater New Bethel ening. I
Baptist Church in Miami Gar- ing here
dens. Speakers included: State consisted
Representatives Barbara Wat- tance 0o
son, Sharon Pritchett, Cynthia need th
Stafford and State Senator Os- car, and
car Braynon II. The conversation the neig
segued from an update on legis- commur

lation that the elected of-
ficials were working on
to the challenges facing
Miami Gardens. Each
official said they have
represented portions of
Miami Gardens in the
past or present, either
because the City is part
)f their District or because
work years ago as part of
ncil that worked towards
r's incorporation.
iews were best
aized by UP-PAC's
and president
s, Betty T. Fer-
who once served
ami-Dade County
e of us who live GIL
i Gardens are well
f the crime situation it's
news, the radio and televi-
he said. "It's all very fright-
'his group has been meet-
Sfor 27 years and we have
ntly discussed the impor-
f community policing. We
e police to get out of their
Sget to know the people in
ghborhoods. We need the
nity to know the officers

"who are assigned to their areas.
We're being asked to tell what we
know about criminal activities
and we will as long as we know
bad folks won't know who told so
they can come after us later. We
need police that look like us and
that live with us. Many of us are
even afraid of the police and that's
not good."

According to City Man-
ager Danny Crew, a spe-
cial council meeting was
held last Monday that
set up a fund to increase
the amount of rewards
given to those who pro-
BERT vide information towards
solving serious crimes in
Miami Gardens. The fund works
through Crime stoppers with an
initial allocation of $20,000.
"These dollars came from our
general funds money that can
be used at the council's discretion
and that are part of our emer-
gency reserves," Crew said. "No
other programs have been im-
pacted as these dollars come from
our reserves [an amount in excess

of $IM].
Crew added that an anonymous
donor has also given $25,000 to-
wards the same effort.
"We will use the money from our
generous donor first and then use
the City's allocation if and when it
is needed," he added. "This deci-
sion is effective through Sept. 30
- the end of the fiscal year. Well
assess what to do with the pro-
gram after that."
City Mayor Oliver Gilbert has
been working with the police and
citizens, including giving an up-
date on a recent radio show to dis-
cuss ways to reclaim safer streets.
"There are horrible criminals in
our midst and we are seeking the
information we need to get them
off the streets," he said. 'We be-
lieve this new program will give a
needed incentive to those who are
aware of criminal activities but
may have been reluctant to come
forward. But this is not a police
problem, it's a community prob-
lem. Policing will never replace
parenting and until we break
away from this culture of apathy
and silence, we will never be able
to rid ourselves of the few among
us who have no value for life."

-Pnolo: Jemial Countess, Getty Images
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Be inspired by the

March on Washington
By Bill Clinton

...!.,> ;f us -.vha ae a!d enough remember exactly where we
were on Aug. 28, 1963. I watched the March on Washington
unfold on national television from a reclining chair in the den
of my house in Hot Springs, Ark. Dr, King's ringing, rhythmic
speech brought tears to my eyes, and I remember thinking
that, when it was over, my country would never be the same.
By late August, the summer of 1963 had already been a
memorable one for me; I'd turned 17, and I'd shaken hands
with President Kennedy during a Boys Nation event at the
White House.

But the march and the speech had an even more
profound impact on me and millions of others all across the
country who felt a deeper, more personal commitment to
racial equality and justice than they ever had before.
The speech reinforced the themes that drove Dr. Kings
work: that we are bound together in an inescapable web
of "mutuality," and, whether we like it or not, when basic
human rights and economic security are denied to some
of us, we all suffer; that true equality and justice can best
be achieved through determined, non-violent action, as
Gandhi demonstrated; and that building a world of shared
opportunities and responsibilities requires us to reconcile
with our adversaries to create an inclusive community.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom its
full name --was a demand for both racial equality and
economic justice. "We're in this together," rather than
"You're on your own," meant that all Americans willing
to work hard should have a chance to build a decent
life together in what Georgia Rep. John Lewis who
as a young man marched alongside Dr. King that day
- describes in his wonderful memoir as "the beloved
John Lewis must have felt one step closer to his beloved
community when he and other Freedom Riders were
welcomed back to Montgomery, Ala., this spring, where
52 years ago they had been abused and beaten while
attempting to desegregate the interstate bus system.

In 1961, the Montgomery police refused to protect the
Freedom Riders from the mob. In 2013, Police Chief Kevin
Murphy not only apologized on behalf of his predecessors,
he presented John with a medal from his own uniform.

Dr. King's vivid language the longing to see "the sons
of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners sit
down together at the table of brotherhood," to see his four
children judged "not by the color of their skin but by the
content of their character" forced white Americans to see
the issue in both moral and deeply personal terms.
Like Lincoln's second inaugural address, the "I Have a
Dream" speech lives on as a hymn to the "better angels of
our nature," its words still inspiring and spoken by children
whose parents were not even born then.
God willing, their grandchildren will also be inspired and
moved to become better and bigger because of what was
said and done on that distant summer day.



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S.O.W. Network, Girl Scout Troop
#215 and the S.W.A.T. [Students Work-
ing Against Tobacco] at the Florida
Department of Health in Perrine,
recently joined forces'to sponsor a
week-long public speaking camp.. The .
camp explored the fundamentals of
public speaking and allowedthe stu-
dents (ranging from 7th to 11th grade)
to compete in the areas of "off the cuff
speaking, evaluations and prepared
speeches. They also presented a group
power point presentation about anti-
tobacco advocacy.
Camp participants also competed
in mini contests in the above-listed
three categories. The first place win-

ners included: prepared speech: Alyssa
Heiden, 9th grade, Robert Morgan
Senior High; "off the cuff speech:
Edward Leonrard, 9th grade, New
World School of the Arts; and Evalua-
tions: Deja Monroe (12th grade, Miami
Southridge Senior High.
Tiffany Willis-Gilmore, president/
CEO of S.O.W. Network says she was
encouraged by the talent that was evi-
dent during the camp.
"These children are all over-achievers
and pushed themselves very hard dur-
ing the week," she said. "Just when
you thought they could not get any
better, they always amazed me. "I was
also very impressed with the volunteer
ambassadors Deja Monroe, who
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as HIVfAIDS. "I knew noth-
ing about AIDS at that time
- few people did," he said. "All
I knew was that I had a very
sick brother who died that
same year. When my brother
Steve got sick and the doctors
diagnosed him with hav-
ing the AIDS virus, I saw the
same symptoms Gregory had
when he was sick. Everything
became very clear. Both of my
brothers had contracted the
AIDS virus. Steve died in 1990.
To lose two brothers from AIDS
was extremely painful. It was
more than I was willing to let
happen to me and my family. I
had to do something more than
just sit down and grieve."
Baxter discussed his feel-
ings with family and friends
and some of them decided on
a course of action. They went
to the Miami-Dade County [M-
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Dr. Freeman T. Wyche, Sr. has
led congregation for 35 years
By Gigi Tinsley
In the Liberty City community, Dr. Freeman T.
Wyche, Sr. is considered a spiritual icon.
"He has earned that description," said Minis-
ter Orlander T. Thomas, assistant to the pastor.
"I have been under his ministry for three years
and have never had to pray for a better or more
grounded spiritual leader. He is one of the best."
On Sunday, August 24, the Liberty City
Church of Christ [1263 NW 67th Street] will
demonstrate their love for Wyche and his wife,
Anna McCleskey Wyche, for their 35 years of
Wyche attended the public schools of Miami-
Dade County and began preaching in 1945,
when he was a student at Nashville Christian
Institute. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psy-
chology from the University of Houston, a mas-
ter's degree from New York Theological Seminary
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People against providing insurance cov-
erage for contraception to employees seem
to believe that if you run a business, you
should be allowed to force your religious
beliefs on your workers. That sounds
wrong to me.
William Travis

The government is the one forcing its
beliefs on individuals to violate their con-
Owners aren't forcing their beliefs on any-
one; they just don't want to pay for some-
thing that violates their beliefs. Thankfully,
the Constitution was built to protect them
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employees or make almost everyone part-
time, There are ways around the mandate,
and none of them is pretty.
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night, Baxter and a few volun-
teers would make the rounds of
clubs in the area and distribute
the condoms to those willing to
accept them. But they wanted
to do more.
"We wanted to-do more than
just distribute condoms," he
said. "So we went back to the
Health Department and told
them we wanted to help edu-
cate people. A few of us took
courses on HIV/AIDS. After
that, the'Family Foundation,
Inc. of Greater Miami was born.
The Foundation is a commu-

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Ebenezer is currently located
at 2100 NW 36th Street where
they hold concurrent services in
English and in Spanish. But no
matter what language in which
the service is held, their mem-
bers continue to get married,
buried, 'have babies blessed
and of course, given God their

Ebenezer has an interesting
past thdt as one would expect
goes all the way back to Over-
town the only safe and allow-
able haven for Blacks during
Miami's days of segregation. It
all started in 1898 with Rev.
Davis (first name unknown) on
the corner of Third avenue and
11 th Street with just a handful
of faithful worships a faith
that still prevails.'
The following pastors lead

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serves as senior class president
at Miami Southridge and Mar-
vin Davis, an honors student at
Franklin Academy in Broward
County. They kept things run-
ning smoothly and could relate
to the needs of each partici-
"They were excellent overall
and very determined to achieve.
their goals and will undoubt-

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Feb. 13-19, 2012, of 1,519 adults: margin of error = three

Another alternative is for the owner to of-
fer contraception coverage' and consider it
like a tax that goes to support an activity
you may oppose, such as the Iraq War.
Doug Larson

A business should be free to decide what
benefits to offer employees. An employee is
free to find an employer who provides ben-
efits that suits her needs. Both should be
free of government coercion.
Karen Berman

nity-based, mnon-profit 501 3
organization dedicated to help-
ing prevent the spread of HIV
infections and improve the lives
of those affected by HIV/AIDS.

"Even though impressive
strides have been made in the
treatment and prevention of
this disease, since we found-
ed The Family Foundation in
1990, we realize' that we still.
have quite a ways to go," Baxter
added. .
M-DC currently ranks num-
ber one .in the nation, logging
the highest number of new

the ancestors of this current
flock to 'where it is today: J.S.
Smith, 1890; J.A.' Grimsley,
1901; Lawrence J. Little, 1905;
Henry W. Bartley, 1906; N.A.
Grimes, 1908; W. Pericles Per-
kins, 1909; Niger Armstrong,
1914; Albert Emanuel, 1919,
L. Calvin Foster, 1923; Wil-
liam P. Holmes, 1927; John
A. : Simpson, 1934; William
0. Bartley, 1949; Otis Burns,
1950; George F. Ponder, 1956;
Aaron D. Hall, Sr., 1957; 'Oli-
ver Gordon, Sr., 1990; James
F. Jennings, 1992; Alfonso T.
Delaney, 1999; and Jimmie L.
Brown, 2000-2004.
According to the printed his-
tory of Ebenezer, Hall [1957-
1988] was the youngest man
ever to be appointed to the
position of district superinten-
dent. "He brought to Ebenezer
youth courage, determination,
vision and the ability to display
a keen respect for one's wishes
with warm and human under-
standing," reads the 'Excerpts

edly do well in the upcoming
Youth Speech Contest," said
William Gilmore, Youth Speech
Contest chairperson..
Students weighed-in on a
number of topics but \here
are a few highlighted ones:
If you were to find a bag'with
$10,000, what would you do? If
your new friend disclosed that
they were getting bullied, how
would you handle it? If you
had an adopted sibling and
they had HIV, how would you

care insurance mat includes contra-
ception and the "morning after pill"
despite religious beliefs ("Contracep-
tion mandate applies to business:
Our view").
Human life begins at conception,
and for USA TODAYs editorial to ar-
gue that it is no big deal that I, as a
businessman, should have to pay for
a pill that could help end an unborn
baby's life, is ludicrous.
The purpose of any kind of insur-
ance is to help us pay for those items
that would cause us financial dis-
tress if they would occur; for example
the loss of a house in a fire, or major
surgery, or a trip to the emergency
room. Contraception doesn't fit the
definition of what insurance ought to

Joe Connors
Monroe, Mich.


of Church History '
From 2005 to the present..Dr.
Joreatha M. Capers has been
the spiritual leader of the con-

From 2005 to the present. Dr.
Joreatha M, Capers has been
the spiritual leader of the con-
,gregation and she's the first
female to serve in that capacity.
"She has done a marvelous
job of stabilizing the brothers,
sisters and children," said Ber-
tha T. Martin, who was baptized
at Ebenezer in 1945. "Pastor
Capers has had her 'ups-and-
downs, but through it all, she
has learned to lean and depend
upon the Lord. She'knows that
prayer changes things and has
frequently reminded us of that
fact. I personally just wish all of
us would get warmer towards
each other and closer together.
If we do 'this honestly, God will
bless all of us and the glory

feel? Why do you think tobac-
co companies target children?
What is your most embarrass-
ing moment?
S.O.W. Network (formerly
IYMS, Inc.) is an all-encom-
passing motivational agency.
The agency was established in
1994 and there area seven ses-
sions held during the school
year. For information contact:.
Willis-Gilmore at 786-268-
9673 or at sownetwork@gmail.


AIDS cases per capital in the
SU.S. Brpward County (Ft: Lau-
derdale) ranks two in the U.S.
with the second highest num-
ber of new cases.
On Saturday, August 24th,
6:30 p.m., at the Miami Airport
Marriott Hotel [1201 LeJeune
Rd.], the'- Family Foundation
will host their 23rd AIDS Bene-
fit Banquet. The featured artist
will be nationally-recording art-
ist Debra Snipes & the Angels.
Honorees include Foundation
member, Rev. Lee Temple and
'M-DC Commissioners Audrey
Edmonson and Jean Mones-
time. For more information, call

goes to him."
The chairpersons of the
115th anniversary are Shirley
Jackson and-Minister Gregory
Robinson. Both say they are
excited about Sunday's service.
"In the spirit of Sankofa, I
give honor to the ancestors
for laying a solid foundation
115 years ago for us to stand
upon today," Jackson said.
"And for laying the groundwork
for future generations to build

-Miami Times ph'lI' MhiaaWnqhl

It's showtime,
Freedom to Dance, a dance group of eight Liberty City youth be-
tween the ages of 7-18, recently held their first dance recital.The
event was hosted by Clayona Owens and directed by Tashawndra
Washington, the group's founder and primary instructor. Dance
styles for the show included: liturgical, mime and hip-hop.


Tea honoring

Pastor Caldwell
The Shepherd's Care Minis-
try of New Providence Mission-
ary Baptist Church is having
an appreciation tea honoring
'Pastor Steven J. Caldwell, Sun-
day, August 25 at 4 p.m. at New
Providence MB Church, 760
NW 53 Street, Miami, FL 33127.
Love donation: $12. There
are no additional charges for
admission at the door.
Sister Vernia Walthour-Rolle
is the servant leader.

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Rock of Ages Fall Revival
Pastor Johnny White, Jr. and through August 30th.
the Rock of Ages Missionary The guest evangelist will
Baptist Church family, 2722 be Moderator, Reverend Dr.
NW 55 Street, cordially invites Alphonso Jackson, Sr., pastor
you to their Annual Fall Revival of Second Baptist Church of
7:30 p.m. nightly, August 28th Richmond Heights.

Happy 75th Anniversary
Happy 75th anniversary to The primary bible class of
the Liberty City Church of Brownsville Church of Christ,
Christ. where Minister Harrel L.
Congratulations to Minister Hinton is the pastor.
Dr. Freeman and Anne Wyche Teachers are sister Lunetta
in the Lord's church for 35 Stocker and Sister Alfronia
years of service. Stocker.

Miramar seeks help in community garden

Interested in free veggies and
organic produce? Volunteer at
Miramar's community garden.
The Fairway Park is the first
demonstration of a "micro-
farming system" in Broward
County an environmentally
and economically sustainable
system that creates a network
'of healthy food sources of
naturally grown vegetables and

Those interested in
volunteering can attend a
general member meeting at
6 p.m., Sept. 12 at Fairway
Community Center, 3700
Largo Drive. Residents also
can become a member by
completing an application at
For information, call 954-
-Heather Carne

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Birmingham, AL. He later at-
tended and graduated from the
U.S. Air Force, Air Traffic Con-
trol School and served 12 years
as an Air Force traffic control-
ler. He continued his career
with 18 years in hospital ad-
ministration and after 30 years
of service, he retired as a mas-
ter sergeant in 1990 from the
U.S. Air Force.

Wyche is dedicated and very
active in his community. He has

served on the boards of many
civic and educational ,organiza-
tions including: The Alliance
for Aging, Inc., Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties; John H.
Peavey. Adolescent Health Cen-
ter, Miami Northwestern Senior
High School; Grandparents
Raising Grandchildren; State of
Florida Department of Elder Af-
fairs Advisory Council; Florida
State PTA/PTSA; Carver YMCA,
Family Christian Association of
America, Inc.; Pastoral Services
Jackson Memorial Hospital;
and Take Stock In Children,
just to name a few.
The Wyches have been mar-

ried for more than 57 years and
are the parents of three adult
children: Freeman II, Zoe Terri-
ann and Kermit. They have six
grandchildren and four great-
'Wyche enjoys fishing,' read-
ing, bowling, golf and solving
word puzzles and games.
"He also likes a big bowl of ice
cream for his nighttime snack,"
his wife adds.
His previous ministries have
been in Tennessee, Alabama,
California, and Texas. He has
preached in Germany, France,
North Africa, England, the Ca-
ribbean, Korea and Israel.




Minister seeks ways to prevent HIV/AIDS

Ebenezer continues its historical, proud legacy

Public speaking camp for youth


LinkedIn is connecting with students

Professional networking website

expands with University Pages

By Scott Martin

is aiming to become the de facto
connection destination between
universities and students.
The professional networking
giant Monday is both lowering
the age bar to 14 in'the U.S.
and launching University Pages
in a bid to help students net-
work around schools.
University Pages could drive a
new audience to Linkedln and
create a specialty category with
appeal to social-networking-
savvy younger audiences facing
an ever more competitive edu-

national landscape.
"If you think about the re-
sources that are available to
teenagers at this time, you
don't really have this ability,"
says Altimeter Group analyst
Susan Etlinger.
With many students laser-
focused on college preparation
at younger ages, and in schools
where competition grows hard-
er, having an edge such as
knowing somebody connected
with the school to write a rec-
ommendation could make a dif-
* Billy Ceskavich, a 21-year-old
senior at Syracuse University,

said he recalls the "daunting
process" of researching uni-
versities when in high school,
wishing it were easier.
Ceskavich says that Linkedln
already appeals to his genera-
tion of socially networked peers.
"It would have been really
interesting to get a firsthand
account from schools, to get
insights from students of a sim-
ilar age on Linkedln," Ceskav-
ich says.
University Pages is launching
with 200 pages from schools to
start. Linkedln expects to have
thousands more "coming soon"
online. Linkedln's 240 million
professional-networking mem-
bers provide a hulking database
of job-track information valu-
able to students.


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companies the graduates have
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chance to ask questions of fac-
ulty, staff, alumni and students
to get insight into a school's
Culture and strengths.
University Pages also will
have a Notable Alumni tab to
scroll through on schools to see
which business leaders went to
.cca university.
.su "We're trying to provide real
S value for prospective students,"
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product management at Linke-

Children of obese moms face later risks

Study links prenatal problems and

early death, disease in adults

By Kim Painter

Middle-aged adults whose
mothers were obese or over-
weight in 'pregnancy have in-
creased risks for developing
serious cardiovascular prob-
lems and dying young, a study
The study, based on the
health records of more than
37,000 people born in Scotland
between 1950 and 1976, does
not explain why a mother's
weight would affect the health
of an adult child decades later.
Genes and upbringing may
play roles.
Still, the results add to grow-
ing evidence that adverse con-
ditions in the womb might
have profound effects long
after birth, according to the
study, published in the British
medical journal BMJ.
"It's very difficult to tease
out" causes and effects when

it comes to intergenerational
health problems, says lead re-
searcher Rebecca Reynolds,
professor of metabolic medi-
cine at the University of Edin-
Yet she says the results
lend credence to a theory that
"overnourished" fetuses may
develop differences in their
brains, blood vessels, hearts
or metabolisms that make :it
more likely for them to become
obese, unhealthy or both.
The study focused on adults
ages 34 to 61 and linked their
records with those from their
mothers' first prenatal doctor
After accounting for socio-
economic status, mothers'
ages and other differences,
researchers found that those
born to obese women were 35
percent more likely to die, for
any reason, and 29 percent
more likely to be hospitalized

29 percent more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks,
strokes or other cardiovascular problems, compared with
adults with normal-weight mothers.

for heart attacks, strokes or
other cardiovascular prob-
lems, compared with adults
with normal-weight mothers.
Cardiovascular diseases ahd
cancer were the most common
causes of death.
More modest increases in

illness and death were noted
among the grown children of
women who were overweight
but not obese.
The researchers defined
overweight and obese by body
mass index (BMI), a mea-
sure that takes weight and'

height into account. Mothers
were considered obese if their
BMIs were 30 or higher and
overweight if their BMIs were
Between 25 and 29. It's not
known whether the adults who
got sick or died shared their
mothers' weight problems. The
study did; show that the re-
sults held up whether or not
babies were born heavy, Reyn-
olds said.
The study- "is certainly in-
triguing," though it lacks
crucial information "on what
happens between birth and
midlife" in homes where chil-
dren are raised by overweight
and obese mothers, says Pam
Factor-Litvak, an associate
professor of epidemiology at
Columbia University.
It also lacks information
on fathers, she notes. Genes,
shared diets and other factors
need fto be studied, she says.
But the suggestion that the
womb environment sets the
stage for .later-life cardiovas-
cular health and mortality is
important to pursue, she says

in an accompanying editorial.
In any case, there already are
many good reasons 'for women
to enter pregnancy at healthy
weights and not to gain too
much during the pregnancy,
says Jeahnne Conry, president
of the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecolo-
gists. It recommends women
talk with their doctors about
weight at every check-up, be-
fore and between pregnancies.
Women who start a preg-
nancy obese have an increased
risk of developing diabetes and
high blood pressure, having a
Cesarean section and having
a baby with birth defects, she
The issue is pressing, she
says, because obesity among
pregnant women has risen 70
percent in just the past decade
in the nation.
Reynolds notes that just four
percent of the moms in her
study were obese but that 35
percent of reproductive-age
U.S. women are obese and that
rates are similar in Europe.

Technology is great, but

don't ignore the children

Kids keep us all

engaged actively in

our communities

By Katrina Trinko

Thanks to modern life and
its technological advances,
we're becoming increasingly
intolerant of unwanted noise
and sights.
Just consider the growing
trend of businesses opting
to ban kids. The Sushi Bar,
a new restaurant in a Wash-
ington, D.C., suburb, won't
permit any children younger
than 18. AirAsia X, a discount
airline, is making certain rows
kid-free so that other passen-
gers can be guaranteed a qui-
eter trip. Plenty of hotels and
resorts ban kids now.
Do we really always need to
have everything our way?
In today's culture, it's easier
to control our surroundings
and indulge our whims. Once
everyone in an area had to
choose among local radio sta-
tions. Now, with satellite radi-
os and Internet radio such as
Pandora, we don'trall hear the
same local DJs but our own
chosen music. Online shop-
ping is slowly changing our
buying patterns. We've gone
from joining our neighbors at
the mall to using our laptops
alone in our homes.

New devices make it sim-
ple to ignore the world about
us. We can listen to our MP3
player, our music drowning
out the sidewalk sounds -
horns blaring, people talking,
a homeless man asking for
money we once would have
had to hear. We can choose
to watch just about whatever
we want whenever we want,
thanks to iPads and laptops.
No more fighting over the re-
mote control, when everyone

A six-year-old

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boy hides from the sun while playing video

can go off into their own room,
with headsets, and watch
what they want. Recently, I
was on a bus that asked pas-
sengers to vote on what movie
to watch on the communal
TV: It was a surreal moment
in our world that caters more
and more to individual prefer-
Social media has changed
norms, too. Once our social
circle, for the most part, would
have been limited to those
who lived nearby. Now, there
are forums, Facebook groups
and other ways for those who
have unusual likes to congre-
gate and discuss their shared
passion for Star Trek or cross-

There are benefits to many
of these changes. But there is
also a significant downside:
We're spoiled. No longer are
we required to compromise on
interests and topics discussed
to make friends. No longer do
we have to endure our neigh-
borhood noises. We're living
more and more in personal
bubbles, not communities.

But there is still one potent
bubble-destroying force: Kids.
A baby squalling on a'plane is
irritating to someone accus-
tomed to having control over
sounds. The little girl who
isn't loud but who does chew
with her mouth open is a dis-
traction, to someone used to
being able to look away or
change the channel/video -
whenever she wants.
Sure, children don't need to
be allowed absolutely every-
where. But the goal should be
to incorporate, not exclude,
them into as many settings as
possible. There's value to the
companionship that occurs
through goodwill compromis-
es and shared auchdible and
visual experiences. Kids -
thanks to their antics, sincer-
ity, energy and, of course, at
times, decibel level tug us
out of thinking merely about
ourselves. In doing so, they
invite us to something better:
being part of the community.
We don't want to become a
world of people living in per-
sonal, isolated bubbles. We
need kids to help us overcome
that modem tendency.

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Housing, health and
child care fueling the
cost to raise a kid
By Nanci Hellmich

If you think the cost of rearing a child
is getting more expensive, you're right.
A new government report says child-
rearing has increased 23 percent since
1960 even adjusted for inflation. A lot
of the reason has to do with more ex-
pensive housing as well as higher costs
for health care and child care.

Parents with a baby born in 2012
will spend $217,000 to half a million
dollars to raise the child to age 18, not
including the cost of college, according
to statistics out Wednesday from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture. The
exact amount families spend varies
depending on income.
Child-rearing expenditures included
the usual suspects, housing, food,
transportation, clothing, health care,
child care and education.
But the expenses don't include the
cost of sending a child to college (an
average of about $17,860 year for
Please turn to BABY 6B

Exercise aids sleep --just

It takes a while
to recognize all

of the benefits
By Kim Painter
Most people with insomnia
have probably heard this ad-
vice= exercise more and you will
sleep better.
The advice' is excellent, but
it should come with a caveat,
say researchers behind a new
study. It turns out that exercis-
ing today probably won't help
insomniacs sleep better tonight
- though it will help a lot in the
long run.
The small study, published
Thursday in the Journal of
Clinical Sleep Medicine, docu-
ments a phenomenon that
"frustrates patients," and dis-
courages many from keeping
up their exercise routines, says
lead author Kelly Glazer Baron,
a clinical psychologist at North-
western University Feinberg
School of Medicine in Chicago.
'They come to us and say, 'I

Long-term exercise can help'you sleep better; doctors also
recommend going to bed and getting up at the same times
each day, limiting caffeine and keeping bedrooms cool and

exercised until I was exhaust-
ed, but I still couldn't sleep,' "
she says.
The new study uses data from
a previously published larger
study; it showed that a 16-week
exercise program, combined
with better sleep habits, helped
people with insomnia sleep lon-

ger and better than those who
worked on sleep habits alone.
For the new report, Baron and
colleagues took a closer look at
data collected on 11 women
ages 57 to 70 in the exercise
program. The women kept exer-
cise and sleep diaries and also
wore tracking devices on their

not right
wrists that recorded how long
they took to fall asleep, how
often they Woke up and how
much sleep they got each night.
The women were all inactive
at first, but worked up to ex-
ercising for about 30 minutes
three or four times a week.
Most walked on treadmills.
Overall, results were very
good: After 16 weeks, the wom-
en were sleeping an extra 46 :
minutes a night a?? 6 hours
and 40 minutes, up from 5
hours and 54 minutes, on av-
But there were no immedi-
ate payoffs, in longer or bet-
) ter sleep, on the nights after
Workouts. The researchers did
pick up on one immediate link
Between exercise- and sleep,
though: Womemwho had a par-
ticularly bad night's sleep were
less likely to exercise the next
The bottom line is that exer-
cise does pay off over time and
that it's' worth fighting past
a day's fatigue to keep up the-
routine, Baron says.
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to the doctor; it accounts for more than 10 percent of visits
to primary care physicians and about $86 billion a year in
health care spending.

Chronic back pain

treatment is often

too aggressive

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habits at a young age-

By Lenny Bernstein

Maybe just maybe, we're
on to something when
preschoolers are asking for
seconds of broccoli. This,
they swear, is the case at the
Head Start program at the
Edward C. Mazique Parent
Child Center in Logan Circle,
(Washington, D.C.) which I
visited last week.
"Fresh broccoli they
eat it like candy," head cook
Evon Gaither told me in the
center's full-service kitchen.
'They love collard greens.
And last week, I stir-fried ,
squash. They loved that."
Now, even some grown-
ups, most famously former
president George H.W. Bush,
have trouble choking down
the much-maligned member

of the cabbage family. So
I'm'not about to drink the
(unsweetened) Kool-Aid and
believe that little kids will beg
for broccoli if only we'd offer
it to them.
But something has to ex-
plain last week's encouraging
report out of the Centers for
Disease Control and Preven-
tion that, for the first time
in decades, obesity declined
among low-income pre-
schoolers in 19 states and
U.S. territories. One possible
reason cited by CDC officials:
the recent wider availability .
of fresh fruits and vegetables,
instead of sugar-laden juices,
foi r poor kids enrolled in a
federal nutrition program.
So I went over to Mazique
to see how they handle food
Please turn to KIDS 6B

By Nanci Hellmich

SMany patients are" getting
overly aggressive treatments
for their back pain, a new
study says.
Physicians today increas-
ingly are giving patients with
back pain narcotic drugs,
ordering expensive imaging
tests or referring them to other
physicians rather than offer-
ing them the recommended
first line of treatment. That
more conservative treatment
calls for the use of non-steroi-
dal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen
(Motrin, Advil), aspirin and
naproxen (Aleve) or acetamino-
phen (Tylenol) and physical
therapy, according to national
guidelines from the American
College of Physicians.
The guidelines caution
against early imaging or other
aggressive treatments except
in rare cases, says the study's
lead author, John Mafi, a chief
medical resident at Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center
in Boston.
The guidelines are similar to
those from other groups, and
the bottom-line message is
"less is more," Mafi says.
"The majority of cases of pa-
tients with new back pain tend
to get better with conservative
treatment in three months. If
they don't get better, physical
therapy is an option. Narcotic
medications, such as Percocet
or Vicodin, have no proven
efficacy in improving chronic
back pain."
Back pain is one of the most
common reasons people go
to the doctor; it accounts for
more than 10 percent of visits
to primary care physicians
and about $86 billion a year
in health care spending, says
senior author Bruce Landon, a
professor of health care policy
and medicine at Harvard Medi-
cal School. That's a conserva-
tive estimate because it doesn't
account for lost productivity,
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People with early dementia

can't place the famous face

'Simple test' offers clues

to loss of brain tissue

affecting memory
By NFanci Hellmich

People ages 40 to 65 with a type of early-
onset dementia are less likely to be able to
name or even recognize famous folks
such as Princess Di, Oprah Winfrey, John
F. Kennedy, Lucille Ball and Elvis Presley
than those who don't have this type of de-
mentia, a new study shows.
"People with this type of dementia con-
sistently forget names of famous people
they once knew it's more than forgetting
a name or two of a famous person." says
senior author Emily Rogalski, an assistant
research professor at the Cognitive Neurol-
ogy and Alzheimer's Disease Center at the
Northwestern University Feinberg School of
Medicine in Chicago.
Dementia is an umbrella term that de-
scribes neurodegenerative diseases that
cause changes in thinking abilities that
interfere with daily activities, Rogal-
ski says. Early-onset dementia, also
called young-onset dementia, most-
ly affects people under 65 and can
be caused by Alzheimer's disease,
she says.
Rogalski and colleagues worked
with 27 people without dementia
and 30 study participants who
had been diagnosed with a type of
early-onset dementia called prima-
ry progressive aphasia. It mostly
damages language skills and gets
worse over time, Rogalski says.
The average age of participants
in both groups in the. study
was 62. All were asked to
identify 20 famous, people in
black-and-white photos.
Participants were given
points if they could give the
exact name of the individu-
al. If they could not give the
name, then they were asked to .

Hey, isn't that... ?
The famous people included in
the Northwestern University Fa-

mous Faces Test:
* John F.
* Albert Einstein
* Pope John
Paul 11
* Liza Minnelli
* George W. Bush
* Elvis Presley
* Barbra Strelsand
* Martin Luther
King Jr.
* Bill Clinton
* Sammy Davis Jr.
* Princess Diana

* Bill Gates
* Winston
* Humprey
* Lucille Boall
* Condoleezza
* Ronald
* Oprah Winfrey
* Queen
Elizabeth II
* Muhammad

give some relevant details about the person
and then assigned points based on that. All
participants had MRI brain scans.
Among the findings published in this
week's issue of Neurology, the journal of the
American Academy of Neurology:
People with this type of early-onset de-
mentia could name about half (46 percent)
of the famous people; they scored 79 per-
cent in recognizing them and naming some
characteristics. Those without dementia
scored 93 percent in naming the celebrities;
97 percent in recognizing them.
Those who struggled with naming the
person were more likely to have a loss of tis-
sue in the left side of the brain. Participants
who struggled with even recognizing the fa-
mous people at all were more likely to have
tissue loss on both the right and left sides
of the brain.
"This simple test can be used by doctors
in their evaluation of patients to figure out
what areas of thinking'may be compro-
mised," Rogalski says.
She says the Northwestern team
created this name identification
and recognition test, called
the Northwestern University
Famous Faces Test, us-
J iing well-known folks who
4 would be known by Ameri-
'Scans in their 40s ,'to 60s
because many of the other
face recognition tests that
Were available were out-
dated. Those used famous
people who were much older,
such as James Cagney, Martha
Mitchell and Emperor Hirohito.
"We needed to update the faces so
they were relevant for ai younger genera-
tion," says the study's lead author, Tamar
Gefen of Northwestern's Cognitive Neurol-
ogy and Alzheimer's Disease Center. "We are
dedicated to trying to understand this dis-
ease and find treatment."
Rogalski adds people shouldn't just look
at this list of famous names and diagnose
themselves with this type of dementia be-
cause diagnosing it is much more complex
than that.


Finasteride makes the PSA a far more accurate
Finasteride makes the PSA a far more accurate

Drug makes PSA

screening test

more reliable

By Liz Szabo

Men being screened for
prostate cancer can dra-
matically reduce their risk
of unnecessary treatment by
taking an already-approved
drug, a new study shows.
Although doctors still hotly
debate the value of prostate
screening, most agree that
the PSA (prostate specific
antigen) test leads some men
to be "overdiagnosed" and
even "overtreated," because
it detects many ,tumors that
won't ever turn deadly.
Many men are unaware
that some prostate tumors
- while technically malig-
nant are essentially harm-
less, growing too slowly to
ever cause trouble in their
lifetimes. Men are actually
better off if these tumors are
never found, says Otis Braw-
ley, chief medical officer at
the American Cancer Soci-
The PSA sends thousands

of men a year for painful, in-
vasive biopsies and surgery
that can leave them impo-
tent, incontinent or both,
says Brawley, who helped
design the new study two
decades ago but hasn't been
involved in recent years.
The danger of such over-
treatment led a government
task force last year to rec-
ommend against routine
screening with PSA. The task
force was also concerned
that the PSA blood test saves
few- if any lives. Even biop-
sies carry a 2% to 4% risk of
causing sepsis, a, sometimes
deadly bloodstream infec-
tion, according to a study re-
leased last year.
Now, follow-up results
from a study of 19,000 men
show that taking finasteride
makes the PSA a far more
accurate test by making it
more likely to detect cancers
that really need to b; found,
says Eric Klein, chairman of
Please turn to DRUG 8B

Infertility data shows no rise, despite marriage delays

Both men and

women waiting

longer to marry
By Sharon Jayson

Are fertility problems the in-
evitable fallout of the USA's
older marriage ages? No, sug-
gest new federal data recently
released that show infertility
has actually declined.
"When you look .at this down-
ward trend, it goes against the
popular wisdom of people we
all know," says the report's
lead author, Anjani Chandra, a
health scientist at the National
Center for Health Statistics.
Data show the percentage

of married .women ages 15-44
who were infertile fell from 8.5
percent in 1982 to six percent
from 2006 to 2010.
The actual numbers repre-
sent a drop from 2.4 million
women to 1.5 million. For un-
married women living with a
male partner, the new data
show 4.9 percent as infertile.
Today's median age at first
marriage is the highest ever:
26.6 for women and 28.6 for
men, according to 2012 data
from the U.S. Census..
Infertility, according to the
agency's definition, is "lack of
pregnancy in the 12 months
prior to the survey, despite
having had unprotected sexual
intercourse in each of those
months with the same hus-

Married women ages 15-44 who were infertile fell from 8.5
percent in 1982 to 6 percent from 2006 to 2010.

band or partner."
"People seem to think it's go-
ing up, when the fact is that
it's remarkably stable, despite
the preponderance of medi-

cal services," Chandra says.
"The level of infertility is being
counteracted by their pursuit
of medical help to have a child.
Both together are bringing

down the percentage we see as
infertile when we do our sur-
The report is based on 22,682
face-to-face interviews, includ-
ing 12,279 women and 10,403
Another measure called "im-
paired fecundity" is "physical
difficulty in either getting preg-
nant or carrying a pregnancy to
live birth." For married women
of those ages, impaired fecun-
dity was 12 percent in the lat-
est data.
Rafat Abbasi, a reproduc-
tive endocrinology physician in
Bethesda, Md,, says the time
period in which the survey was
conducted may well play a role
in the data's recent stability.
"People were getting older -

beyond the scope of fertility
treatments," she says. "And the
second thing is the economic
recession, when a lot of peo-
ple couldn't afford to do these
treatments. I don't think it was
due to more fertile people be-
ing around. It's more a factor
of these'coexisting conditions."
Chandra says the single
most important factor associ-
ated with fertility problems is
the age at which a woman tries
to have her first child.
The drop from 44 percent to
27 percent for infertility from
1982 to 2006-10 for women
ages 35-44 is due to both the
likelihood of medical treatment
as well as, the smaller pool of
people trying to become preg-
nant at those ages, she says.

Study links lunar cycles to human sleep
By ScienceNOW ies of lunar effects have been
marred by statistical weak-
In the days close to a full ... m .. nesses, biases or inconsistent
moon, people take longer to methods, Cajochen says.
doze off, sleep less deeply and "Between 2000 and 2003, he
sleep for a shorter time, even and his colleagues had col-
if the moon isn't shining in elected data on the sleep pat-
their window, a new study has terns of 33 healthy volunteers
found. for an unrelated study. Using
"A 'lot of people are going to electroencephalograms, which
say, Yeah, I knew this already. measure brain activity, they re-
I never sleep well during a full corded how deep and how long
moon.' But this is the first data each participant's nightly sleep
that really confirms it," says was in a controlled, laboratory
biologist Christian Cajochen of setting.
the University of Basel in Swit- Years after the initial experi-
zerland, lead author of the new ment, the scientists reexam-
study. "There had been numer- ined the data for correlations
ous studies before, but many with moon cycles. Their find-
were very inconclusive." ings showed a striking asso-
Anecdotal evidence has long ciation between poor sleep and
suggested that people's sleep People took an average of five extra minutes to fall asleep, lunar cycles.
patterns and moods are linked slept 20 minutes less per night and had 30 percent less deep In the few days before and
to moon cycles. But past stud- sleep. Please turn to SLEEP 8B

Vitamin D supplements don't lower HBP

By Andrew M. Seaman

In older people with low vi-
tamin D levels and a common
type of high blood pressure,
vitamin D supplements do not
appear to lower blood pres-
sure, according to a new study
from the UK. Among study
participants who were at least
70 years old, researchers

found that their blood pres-
sure was unchanged after a
year of heavy vitamin D sup-
'It doesn't look like at the
moment (people) are going to
be able to control their blood
pressure with vitamin D sup-
plements," Miles Witham, the
study's lead author from the
University of Dundee in Scot-

land, told Reuters Health
'It's important that people
who have high blood pressure
go on taking their medica-
tions," he said. Previous re-
search has linked low vitamin
D levels to high blood pres-
sure, heart disease and even
early death. But few studies
have looked at whether vi-
tamin D supplements bring

down blood pressure espe-
cially in those with high iso-
lated systolic blood pressure,
which is when the top number
of a blood pressure reading is
greater than 140 millimeters
of mercury (mmi-Ig). The U.S.
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention says that sys-
tolic blood pressure should
Please turn to VITAMIN D 8B

Parasitic disease is rare,

but extremely deadly

South Florida boy fights for his life

after contracting Naegleriafowleri

Miami Times staff report

A South Florida boy is fight-
ing for his life after a seemingly
harmless day in the water last
week. Zachary Reyna, a sev-
enth grader, was knee-board-
ing in ditch water near his
house outside of Fort Myers,
when he contracted Naegleria
fowleri, brain-eating amoeba,
through his nose.
When Reyna slept the whole
day and night, according to
relatives who thought he had
a simple 24-hour virus, a vi-
rus. But doctors at Miami Chil-
dren's Hospital doctors say the
teen is suffering from primary
amoebic meningoencephalitis
[PAM] a parasitic organism
that destroys brain tissue and
causes swelling.
The infection is very rare and
officials from the Centers for
Disease Control say there have
only been 128 people infected
with PAM since 1962. Tragi-
cally, only three have survived.
One of those survivors is Kali
Hardig, 12, who contracted the
brain-eating amoeba from an

Arkansas spring in July.
Why the two rare cases within
weeks of each other? Infections
peak in the summer months
when water levels are low and
water temperatures are high.
Residents of or visitors to Flor-
ida should particularly beware.
"Most of the cases occur in
what we call the southern-tier
states, and, in fact, about 50
percent of cases have occurred
in Texas and Florida," Dr. Jen-
nifer Cope, medical epidemiolo-
gist at the CDC, said.
The CDC notes that the
amoeba can be found in fresh-
water lakes and rivers, hot
springs and warm water dis-
charge from industrial plants.
The center recommends di-
minishing risk by limiting wa-
ter contact with nose (hold
nose shut, use nose clips, or
keep head above water), avoid
water-related activities in
warm freshwater during peri-
ods of high water temperatures
and low water levels and avoid
stirring up bottom sediment in
shallow, warm freshwater ar-





Doctors help set own pa

Some of the most important
players in setting the rates that
Medicare and private insurers
pay doctors are surprise -
doctors themselves. And no
surprise certain procedures
end up costing more than they
Here's how the system works:
A Little-known committee run

by the American Medical Asso-
ciation, the trade association
for doctors, analyzes thou-
sands of procedures that doc-
tors perform and recommends
"relative values" to Medicare.
More often than not, Medicare
accepts the AMA data for its
own complex process of setting
doctor reimbursement rates.

iy; specialists prosper
In some ways, this make for the job and spends huge
sense. Who knows more about amounts of time in numbing-
____--H ~the complexities of medical ly detailed discussions about
S procedures than the people how to value what doctors do.
5 awho actually perform them? But the committee is also a
SThe AMA's Relative Value Up- Hawed operation that operates
MI iJjr ,date Committee volunteers in semisecret. The panel gath-
ers its raw data by surveying
-dPh-- y_-a OtS -hDMchoiei doctors about the time and in-
"1 7.-, More often than not, Medi- tensity of the procedures they
"-" ~- l' care accepts the AMA data perform helpfully remind-
".. -- ,,B for its own complex process ing physicians that the survey
of setting doctor reimburse- can help set their pay. Is it any
men rae. shock that the committee has
ment rates. Please turn to DOCTORS 8B

Kids need early start for heathful habits

continued from 4B

and fitness, and I came away
impressed by the rather simple
principle they- live by: Culti-
vate the habit of exercise and
healthful eating while the chil-
dren are young. Really young,
like 6 weeks to four years old.
This is a heck of a good idea.
One in eight U.S. preschoolers
is obese; for Black and Hispan-
tic kids, the situation is worse.
Children are five times as likely
to be overweight or obese when
they grow up if they have weight
problems' between ages 3 and 5.
Mazique kids don't go home
to nannies who cook them bal-
anced meals and after-school
sessions with personal train-
ers. "We serve the poorest of
the poor," Executive Director
Almeta R. Keys said, adding,
"And they don't have the same
advantages that other fami-
lies do." Janet Unonu, who
has been the program's full-
time nutritionist for 33 years,
gave me a tour and the ground
rules at the same time, start-
ing with the small garden out
front where the children help
plant and harvest okra, basil
and peppers that will later go
into their meals. Rice must be
brown and bread the same col-

Children are five times as likely to be overweight or obese
when they grow up if they have weight problems between ages

3 and 5.
or, she said. Baby food is made
from scratch, ground from the
same foods served to the older
children. "From 6 weeks to 5
years [of age], they get no sugar
here," she said.
That's not completely true.
Once a month, the children get
an oatmeal cookie containing
sugar,; Gaither said. (I consume
more sugar than that at break-
fast every day.) And once a
month they're allowed a sweet-
ened cereal. The rest of the
time, it's fresh fruit for dessert
and healthy grains at breakfast.

I wandered into a class of tots
between 16 months and 2 years
old, where the kids and teach-
ers were eating' family-style
around those little preschool
tables I couldn't fit under if I
tried. In the middle was a big
bowl of fresh green beans; also
on their plates were tuna fish
and fruit. Milk at Mazique is
What about exercise? The
kids love Zumba, teacher Reby
Franklin said, as well as other
kinds of dancing or just jump-
ing up and moving around.

Parents are invited to partici-
pate. Teachers also take the
kids on daily walks.
Is any of this going to stick
when the little ones move on
to a world of fast-food ads and
video games? Mazique is hedg-
ing its bets. Parents are en-
couraged to take a six-week
course offered by the program
that teaches them how to read
food labels at the store and
cook healthful meals at home.
They also are taught how to get
kids exercising at home.
SMeseret Abebe, whose
4-year-old served as mistress
of ceremonies at the gradua-
tion, said she has learned to
look for no-sugar-added juice
Sand 2 percent milk. There's no
soda, chips or sweets in her
house, and no fast food. She
tries to serve fresh vegetables
three times a day. One day,
Secretary of Agriculture Tom
Vilsack visited Mazique and
was pleased to see some of
the children ask for seconds of
broccoli, Keys recalled. Maybe
this is a partisan thing. As
President Obama noted just
last month, it's his favorite
food. Not just his favorite veg-
etable, his favorite food.
I'm going to hav6 to stick
with chocolate chip cookies on
this one. But don't tell the kids.

Most back pain treatments too aggressive, costly

continued from 4B

he says.
Using data from two national
surveys, the researchers stud-
ied almost 24,000 visits to
the doctor for back pain, both
acute and chronic, from 1999
to 2010.
The findings, published Mon-
day in JAMA Internal Medicine:
The recommendation for us-
ing NSAIDs or acetaminophen
per visit decreased from almost
37 percent in 1999 to about
24.5 percent in 2010.

Use of narcotic drugs in-
creased from about 19 percent
in 1999 to about 29 percent in
Scans, such as computed
tomography (CT) or magnetic
resonance images (MRIs), rose
from about seven percent to
about 11 percent during that
same period.
Physical therapy remained
unchanged at about 20 percent;
X-rays remained unchanged at
about 17 percent.
"With health care costs soar-
ing, improvements in the man-
agement of back pain represent

an area of potential cost sav-
ings for the health, care system
while also improving the quality
of care," the study says.
Why do doctors use more ag-
gressive treatments?
"Patients expect doctors to
have some kind of magic cure,
and' so doctors want to offer
them something," Landon says,
"Often it's easier to offer them
something rather than explain-
ing why more aggressive treat-
ments and testing won't make
them better in the long run."
Donald Casey Jr., a clinical
professor of medicine at New

York University School of Medi-
cine, who wi-ote the accompa-
nying editorial, says there are a
lot of different reasons for the
findings, including the fact that
there are 183 different guide-
lines just for treating low back
"A well-constructed clinical
practice guideline doesn't al-
ways give you the exact treat-
ment for every single patient
every time," he says. "But it
should, give physicians guid-
ance about which treatments
are most likely to work best for
most patients."

Raising baby expenditures require big bucks

continued from 4B.
tuition, fees, room and board at
a four-year public college and
$39,500 at a'private, non-profit
college) or indirect costs such
as lost earnings from a parent
leaving the workforce, reduc-
ing their hours to take care of
the child or all the time spent
taking care of children and
running them to activities.
"Although children can be
a great joy, they are costly
and consume a large part of
the family budget," says the
study's author Mark Lino, a
USDA economist. He says that
other research has found that
the indirect costs of rearing a
child are even higher than the
direct expenses outlined in this
The amount spent on rais-
ing a child varies by household
income. Husband-wife fami-
lies with annual before-tax in-
comes of more than $105,000
in 2012 will spend a whopping
$501,250 to raise a child born
in 2012 to age 18.
Parents *with before-tax an-
nual incomes of $60,640 to
$105,000, considered the
middle-range income group
for this analysis, will spend
about $301,970. Those with
before-tax incomes of less
than $60,640 a year will spend
$216,910 to rear a child.
These estimates are based
on rearing the younger child in
husband-wife families with two

children and assume an aver-
age inflation rate of 2.5 per-
Housing is the largest ex-
pense for rearing a child in all
incomes. For the middle and
highest-income groups, child
care/education is the second
largest expenditure on the
The USDA has been doing
annual estimates on child-
rearing expenditures since
1960. Although the latest sta-
tistics aren't directly compara-
ble to previous years because
of changes in methodology in
the calculations, there can be
some general comparisons, the
report says.
For instance, in 1960 a
middle-income husband-
wife household spent about
$25,229 to rear a child, which
would be $195,690 in 2012
dollars. To rear that child to-
day would be $241,080 in
2012 dollars, an increase of 23
The reasons for the increase:
Housing expenses on children
increased because of larger
homes with more bathrooms,
Lino says.
"Also, parents are covering a
larger proportion of children's
health care costs with higher
co-payments and premiums
than in 1960. In addition, as
more mothers entered the la-
bor force since 1960, child care
became a major new expense
many families did not face in

How the total costs of re
child to age 18 breaks d
Child care/ 2%o
education b

Health care I %

Clothing V '1
personal care/ o

Transportation /


Housing 1

*1960 *201
Note: TRis is the US. average for thi
child in middle-income, hustand-wif
with two children. Child care and edi
ply only to families with the expense
include day care tuition, babysitnng
tary and high school tuition. Books
supplies may be for onvate or pubii
Source: U.S. Department of Agr

The latest USDA si
were calculated from th
2006 Consumer Expe
Survey, which is cor

the most comprehensive na-
tional data on household ex-
penditures. The data were ad-
justed to 2012 dollars to do the
ring o analysis.
oWfln -.'This report gives families
with children an awareness of
the expenses they face, helping
I them in their financial plan-
18% ning," says Robert Post, act-
ing executive director of the
USDA's Center for Nutrition
YO Policy and Promotion. "In ad-
dition, it helps educators show
1% students how much it really
costs to raise a child, and it
helps states set child support
12% and foster care guidelines."
Among the other findings for
expenditures of a child born in
16% 2012:
4 Housing represents about
114% a third of the total expenses of
WF rearing a child in a husband-
wife, two-child family.
e% -* Kids cost more as they get
E older for both husband-wife
and single-parent households.
For instance, the annual cost
for a middle-income, husband-
2 wife family to rear a 2-year-old
e younger for year is about $12,710. For
Ile families a 17-year-old, it costs $14,700
ucation ap- a'year. The extra cost for older
se. It could kids is mostly due to increased
g, eiemen- food and transportation ex-
t, ees znid
c scoos a penses, Lino says.
Husband-wife families in
culture the urban South and rural ar-
eas have the lowest child-rear-
tatistics ing costs. Not surprisingly, the
e 2005- highest costs are in the urban
snditure Northeast, followed by urban
isidered West and then urban Midwest.

Brothers, sisters

could actually help

your marriage

Study: The more siblings you have,

the lower your risk of divorce

By Sharon Jaynon

People with more brothers
and sisters are less likely to
divorce than only children
or those with one or two sib-
lings, suggests a new study
that looks at the effect sib-
lings may have on divorce in
adulthood. .. ..
Each additional sibling
a person has (up to about
seven) reduces the likelihood
of divorce by two percent,
finds the analysis, based on
data from 57,061 adults in
the General Social Survey,
collected between 1972 and
"There are a lot of bther fac-
tors that affect divorce that
are more important than how
many siblings you had. How-
ever, we're finding that the
number of siblings is a fac-
tor," says Ohio State Univer-
sity sociologist Doug Downey,
a co-author of the study. It is
being presented Tuesday at a
meeting of the American So-
ciological Association in New
York City. "Each additional
sibling reduces their chances
of divorce a httle bit."
The authors suggest that
siblings further the develop-
ment of social skills useful in
navigating marriage.
However, others who study
divorce and family size say
the study while interesting
- is far from defirdnitive.
People from large families
may be more family onent-

ed, says sociologist S. Philip
Morgan, director of the Caro-
lina Population Center at the
University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill. He says the data
from the General Social Sur-
vey are "somewhat problem-
atic" for the issue of divorce.*
"I'm not yet convinced." he
says. "The theory is inter-
esting and plausible but not
Demographer Paul Amato
of Pennsylvania State Univer-
sity in University Park, Pa.,
agrees that the premise is "an
interesting idea."
"It's the first study I know
of to have looked at this,
but in the social sciences,
you shouldn't get too ex-
cited about a single study,"
he says. "It would have to be
replicated multiple times be-
fore you can have too much
faith in it."
Although this research
doesn't suggest that only
children should worry about
their marriages, Morgan says
he's not sure the underlying
theory is correct that only
children are at a disadvan-
"We're not in the 1950s,
where (an only child) might
live in a household and mom
might stay home and you'd
interact all day with an adult.
No kids do that anymore," he
says. "There are lots of oppor-
tunities to gain interpersonal
Please turn to SIBLINGS SB

Breast cancer risks slim

continued from 4B

rate is 98 percent.
In comparison, more than
300,000 women will be diag-
nosed with breast cancer this
year, and almost 40,000 wom-
en will die.
Surprisingly, even men can
have the BRCA gene mutation
that made actress Angelina Jo-
lie susceptible to an aggressive
form of breast cancer.
"The issue is it's not a sex-
linked gene, so it can be in men
and women," said Dr. Michael
Naughton, an oncologist at
Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis. "Men
can pass it on to their daugh-
ters women ,can pass it on to
their sons."

Exposure to high doses of
radiation, being obese, and
drinking more than one alco-
holic drink a day may raise the
risks of breast cancer.
About one in five breast can-
cers in men can be traced to a
history of the disease in their
family's women.
Male breast cancer can be
treated with surgery, radiation,
chemotherapy and hormone
therapy, the society said. Sur-
gery to remove the tumor is al-
most always recommended.
Patterson had surgery in
April 2003 to remove his left
breast and he followed in May
with three months of che-
motherapy. Retired from the
state Senate in 2007, he now
helps other men battling breast

Sleep aids exercise slowly

continued from 4B

"Of course, there is no quick
cure for insomnia," says Bar-
bara Phillips, a sleep medicine
specialist at the University of
Kentucky, Lexington. She was
not involved in the study but
says it suggests exercise pro-
duces impressive long-term re-
sults 5?? and would be a much
better choice than sleeping pills
for most people.
Phillips is a spokesperson for
the non-profit National Sleep
Foundation. That group re-
leased a poll earlier this year
that showed healthy people
- those without insomnia or
other sleep problems report
sleeping better the night after a

That has also been shown
in lab studies, Baron says. It's
not clear why people with in-
somnia don't get the same im-
mediate benefits. But, she says,
"It probably has to do with the
underlying reasons they have
Insomnia is defined as having
trouble falling asleep, staying
asleep or getting restful sleep.
Sufferers also have trouble
functioning during the day be-
cause of their sleep problems.
Sleep doctors recommend that
people with insomnia go to bed
and get up at the same times
each day and follow other
sleep-promoting habits, such
as limiting caffeine and keeping
bedrooms cool and dark. Some
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The AMA notes that because the relative value system is supposed to be budget-neutral,
the committee's data can't increase overall Medicare spending.

Specialists earn more money

continued from 6B
often significantly overvalued
procedures by the cardiologists,
ophthalmologists and other
medical specialists who make
up most of its 31 members?
In 2010, for.example, The Wall
Street Journal reported that the'
committee was under fire from
medical experts for overstating
the time it took to place a cardi-
ac stent in a patient's artery or
perform,. carpal tunnel surgery
on someone's wrist.
* And just this month, The
Washington Post found that ac-
cording to the panel's 75-min-
ute estimate for colonosco-

pies (including the time of the
procedure itself, plus patient
Preparation and counseling be-
fore and after) one doctor had
somehow managed to cram 26
hours of paid work into a single
10-hour day.
In its survey of Florida outpa-
tient surgery centers, The Post
found similar Herculean per-
formances in other specialties:
23 percent of ophthalmologists
and 17 percent of orthopedic
surgeons were 'paid for at least
12 hours of procedures in a sin-
gle day longer than the sur-
gery centers where they worked
were open.
The AMA says it's reviewing
colonoscopies and other proce-

dures,.with updates expected in
April. In the meantime, though,
Medicare. and private insurers
(and patients with deductibles)
could overpay substantially for
months to come.
The AMA notes that because
the relative value system is sup-
posed to be budget- 'neutral,
the committee's data can't in-
crease overall Medicare spend-
ing. For each value that rises,
others have to decrease. Fair
enough. But overvaluing spe-
cialty procedures gives phy-
sicians incentives to perform
more of them while primary
care services are undervalued,
an imbalance the AMA insists it
has worked hard to fix.

New drug for PSA screening test

continued from 5B
the Cleveland Clinic's Glick-
man Urological and Kidney
Institute, who wasn't involved
in the new study.
Finasteride, a pill, is., sold
commercially to treat the be-
nign prostate enlargement
common with aging, under the
brand name Proscar, as well
as to treat hair loss, under the
name Propecia. It's also avail-.
able in low-cost gerierics.
Among men getting screened
with the PSA, those randomly
assigned to take the drug fi-
nasteride for seven years
were 30 percent less likely
to be diagnosed with pros-
tate cancer, according to the
*study, funded by the National

Cancer Institute.
Perhaps most significantly,
men on finasteride were 43
percent less likely to be diag-
nosed with a "low-grade" pros-
tate cancer the kind most
likely to lead to unnecessary
treatment, the study found.
That suggests that about
100,000 men could be spared
a prostate cancer diagnosis
each year, says Ian Thomp-
son, the study's lead author,
director of the Cancer Thera-
py & Research Center at the
University of Texas Health
Science Center at Sarin Anto-
nio. .
About 239,000 Americans
are diagnosed with prostate
cancer every year, and nearly
30,000 die, according to the
American Cancer Society.

The study suggests finaste-
ride is a good option for men
who decide to be screened,
Thompson says.
'It decreases the harm of the
PSA," Brawley says. 'It helps
assure that the men' who get
diagnosed actually need treat-
There was no difference in
survival between men who
took finasteride and those giv-
en placebo. About 78 percent
of men of all men were still
alive after 15 years, whether
they took finasteride or not.
Men who aren't getting
screened have no reason to
take finasteride, since men
who aren't getting a PSA are
unlikely to beunnecessarily
diagnosed or treated, Brawley

Social skills important for marriage

continued from 6B
A study of only children and
adult sociability published two
years ago in the Journal of Fam-
ily Issues found that "adults
who grew up without siblings
do not appear to be different
from others in their patterns or
frequency of interaction across
a wide variety of social interac-
tions, such as with neighbors
and coworkers. Nor do adults
who grew up without siblings
differ from others in their en-
gagement in other social activi-
ties . Thus, in this study we
find little evidence of long-term
effects of growing up without
Lauren Sandier, 38, of Brook-
lyn, N.Y., an only child and the
mother of a 5-year-old daugh-
ter, says school is the "great
"As much as the culture

The authors suggest that siblings further the development
of social skills useful in navigating marriage.

would tell us we need to have
siblings to learn how to man-
age conflict, all the data actu-
ally tell us that school does that
just fine," says Sandier, author
of the book One and.Only, out

Vitamin D and your blood pressure

continued from 5B
be below 120 mmHg and the
diastolic pressure reading (the
bottom number) should be less
than 80 mmHg.
Healthy blood levels of the
circulating form of vitamin D
are thought to be about 30
nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL)
or higher. For the new study,
Witham and his colleagues
randomly assigned 159 peo-

ple with high isolated systolic
blood pressure and low vitamin
D levels to one of two groups
between June 2009 and May
2011. While one group received
100,000 international units of
vitamin D3 every three months
for a year, the other group re-
ceived a placebo pill. Overall,
the treatment group's vitamin D
levels increased from an. aver-
age of 18 ng/mL to an average
of 28 ng/mL, while .the placebo
group's remained low.

There were, however, no sig-
nificant changes-in blood pres-
sure in either group. Partici-
pants' average blood pressure
at the beginning and the end of
study was 163/78 mmHg.
"It's a disappointing result,"
Witham said.
But not all hope for vitamin
D may be lost, said Dr. Edward
Giovannucci, who wrote a com-
mentary accompanying the new
study in JAMA Internal Medi-

The moon really does impact sleep

continued from 5B'
after a full moon, for example,
people took an average of five
extra, minutes to fall asleep,
slept 20 minutes less per night'
and had 30 percent less deep
sleep. Moreover, around the
time of lhe full moon, the volun-
teers recorded poorer sleep, the


scientists reported last week in
the journal Current Biology.
"This paper showed that it's
possible to detect 'a correla-
tion between the human sleep
cycle and lunar: phases," said
neuroscientist Kristin Tessmar-
Raible of the Max F. Perutz Lab-
oratories in Vienna, who was
not involved in the new work
"And the question now is: What

is the mechanism behind this?"
Because the study partici-
pants hadn't been able to see
the moon, increased light levels
didn't cause the effect, at least
not entirely.
More likely, the effect is in-
fluenced only slightly by light
or other external factors and
is maintained internally, Cajo-
chen speculates.



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Public housing advocate,

Simeon Golar, dies at 84

By Sam Roberts
Simeon Golar, the first New
York City Housing Authority
chairman to have grown up in
public housing, which he cham-
pioned in the face of fierce neigh-
borhood opposition in the early
1970s, died on Sunday in the
Bronx. He was 84.
His death was confirmed by
his daughter Charlotte Golar
Golar had been a member of
the Housing Authority's three-
person governing board and
head of the city's Human Rights
Commission when Mayor John
V. Lindsay asked him to re-
turn to the authority as its 12th



Times Magazine said in a profile
of Golar in 1972. "Frail old wom-
en contort their faces with fury
and spit on the sidewalk. Mild-
mannered family men string out
obscenities. Golar is denounced
as an example of the arrogant,
insensitive city official, 'typical
of the Lindsay administration,'
who doesn't give a damn about
the middle class."
Golar, an avowed'-integration-
ist, was quoted as saying that
Forest Hills was "populated by
people with short memories who
still do not know how the other
half lives and do not care to." One
televised debate with the head of
the Forest Hills Residents Asso-
ciation dissolved into name-call-

-Photo: Neal Boenzi
Simeon Golar,center,then the chairman of the NewYork City
Housing Authority, with Mayor John V. Lindsay, in 1970.

chairman in 1970. He inherited
the largest program of low-rent
public housing in the nation and
an agency of s6me 10,000 em-
He also inherited a mael-
strom that had been building
in Queens. The Lindsay admin-
istration had been pursuing a
dual policy of fostering racial
integration while clearing the
slums and redistributing some
public housing to middle-class
areas. Now it had set its sights
on Forest Hills, a predominantly
white, middle-class 'section of
Queens, proposing that a low-
income high-rise housing project
be built there.
The plan met fierce neighbor-
hood resistance, and Golar,, an
imposing 6-foot-5 Black man,
became the project's public face.
"The reaction to the mention of
his name in Forest Hills or other
middle-class white areas of New
York is intense," The New York

ing. Some demonstrators from
the neighborhood, which has a
large.Jewish population, carried
signs accusing him, of anti-Sem-
itism. Some said that as a Black
man he cared only for Blacks.
. To cool tempers, Golar invoked
the Flushing Remonstrance, the
colonial document signed in de-
fense of the Quakers, exhorting
the project's opponents to wel-
come people "who come in love
unto us."
AddreSsing the residents' con-
cerns about crime and sinking
property values, he proposed
selling one of the three 24-story
buildings planned for the site
and using it for middle-income
housing. He also promised,
"careful screening" of tenants to
keep to a minimiim the number
of those on welfare.
Ultimately a compromise was
forged by a young Queens lawyer
named Mario M. Cuomo, who
had been recruited by Mayor

Lindsay. The project was scaled
down, and a larger share of
apartments was reserved for the
But "Forest Hills" had become
shorthand for the racial and
class tensions that underpinned
much of the national debate
about public housing, between
its liberal advocates and its con-
servative opponents. President
Richard M. Nixon cited the For-
est Hills episode in declaring a
federal government moratorium
on building public housing.
Golar challenged those who,
like Nixon, saw such projects as
dehumanizing as "warehous-
ing the poor."
"People say high-rise con-
struction is undesirable for the
poor," he said in an interview.
"They don't say it's undesirable
'for millionaires on Park Avenue."
Simeon Golar was born on Oct.
12, 1928, to a teenage mother in
Chester, S.C. He grew up, he re-
called, across the street from a
"separate but equal" cemetery.
His young parents put him up
for adoption as an infant, and he
took the name of his adoptive fa-
ther, a bank guard.
In 1935, in the depths of the
Depression, the" elder Golar
moved the family to New York,
where he worked as a janitor.
In 1942, a job in the Brooklyn
Navy Yard qualified him to move
into the Fort Greene Houses, a
sprawling, brand-new city proj-
ect in Brooklyn.
Simeon Golar worked his way
through City College at the Ba-
ruch School of Business and
Public Administration, from
which he graduated cum laude,
and the New York University
School of Law. Among the jobs
he held was a subway token
clerk. After law school, he went
into private practice and worked
for the Legal Aid Society. His
government work began in 1962,
when the city hired him as an
assistant corporation counsel.
Active in the Liberal Party, Go-
lar was its' candidate for state
attorney general in 1966, a
pioneering role for an African-
American. Lindsay appointed
him Human Rights Commission
chairman in 1969. After losing a
race for City Council president
in 1973 as the Liberal nominee,
he was appointed a Family Court
Judge by Mayor Lindsay.

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3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

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Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue

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Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street
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1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue
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2799 N.W. 46th Street

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1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
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57, cook, died
August 15
at Jackson
Mem m eori. i a I
Service 10 am.,
Saturday at New
Shiloh M.B.

clerk, died
August .17
at Aventura
Medical Center. 7
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Bethel Apostolic

HESTER W. MCCRAY, 79, died
August 12 at
Mount Sinai.
Medical Center.
Service 12p.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Carmel M.B.



23, died August
15 at Jackson 4

Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Missionary
Baptist Church.

STEWARD, 53, died August 13
at South Miami Medical Center.
Services in LaCeiba, Honduras.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
maintenance .
worker, died
August 14 at
home. Viewing
12 p.m. 7 p.m.,
Friday at Hall
Ferguson Hewitt
Funeral- Home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, 1881 NW 103

AL CHINA, 75, maintenance
worker, died
August 19
at Memorial'
R a g i oG n a I
Hospital. Wake
6-11 p.m., Friday
and repass 4-11
p.m. at 17210
NW 27 Ave.,
Miami Gardens, FL"33056. Service
4 p.m., Saturday in the chapel.

64, homemaker,.
died August 10
at North Jackson

HRosgpiona I^^^
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.

Eric L. Wilson
INDIYA TORRES, died August
13 at Plantation
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the

NAKIA -T. GOVAN, 38, died at
H omestea'd

Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Greater William
Chapel Freewill
Baptist Church.

died August
18 at Memorial
Service. 11
a.m., Saturday
at Pilgrim Rest

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
36, caregiver,
died August
10 at Jackson
North Hospital!
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

ROY DIXON, 53, supervisor,
died August
18 at Jackson
North Hospital.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in; the

construction finisher, died August 6
at Jackson North Hospital. Services
were held.

diedAugust 9 at Univers
Hospital. Services were

worker, died August 10
Services were held.

3, fry cook,
5ity of Miami

76, postal
0 at home.

Hadley Davis MLK
August 17 at
home. Service
1 p.m., Saturday
at ,Antioch of
M is siJo n a r y
Baptist Church

died August 13
at University of
Miami Hospital..
Services were

44, clerk, died August 19.
Arrangements are incomplete.

laborer, died August 8 at University'
of Miami. Services were held.

IDA HERNANDEZ,, 87, bar maid,
died August 10 at Mercy Hospital.
Services were held.

ARCHIE LUX, 74, laborer,
died August 6 at Claridge House,
Services were held.

student, died August 7'at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Services were

beauty advisor, died August 8 at
North Shore Hospital. Services
were held.

laborer, died August 10, at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Services were

Carey Royal Ram'n
died August
13 at home. R
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in
the chapel. In
lieu of flowers
donations in
honor of Rachel
Harrell to Easter Seals of South

died August
16 at Jackson
Health Systems.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at St.
Mary's Wesleyn

SHARON ROYO, 51, sanitation
driver, died August 12. Service with
family and friends.

Obituaries are due by1:
4:30 p.m.,Tuesday

and the beloved
wife of Michael
D. Aliens,
died August
13 -at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Jesus People

worker with
the City of
Miami, died
August 13 in
Miami Gardens.
Service 2
p.m., .Saturday
at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of Carol

Range .

WINFRED VINSON. 93. retired

for New York
City Transit,
died August
15. Survivors
include: his
wife, Laura
Wilson. Vinson;
Vale r i a
Washington and Brenda Vinson;
stepson, Hennon Miles; and a host,
of grandchildren, other relatives
and friends Service 11 a:m.,
Saturday at Greater Bethel A.M.E.

Wrightand Young
student, died
August 14 at
home. Survived
by: father; Glenn
Forshee! II; two
sisters, Alize'
and Crystal
Forshee'; two
brothers, Glenn Ill and Ge'various
Forshee'; step momn, Latoya
Crawford; two step sisters!and one
step brother; mother, Markeysha
Frazier; two half sisters and one.
half brother; grandparents,. Glenn
and Cheryl Forshee, Roscoe and
Tawanda Brown and a host of
.'family. and friends. Service 11:30'
a.m., Saturday at Upper Room
Ministries of Miami Gardens, 3800
NW 199 Street.
Family is requesting stuff animals,
toys, coloring books and things of
this nature instead of flowers to be
later donated to foundations' that
give assistance to families of the
victims of violent crimes.
For homicide information contact
Det. .Parr at 305-474-1424, Miami
Gardens Police Department.

child care center ...
owner, died
August August
18. Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at Northside
Church of God.

computer repairer, died August
13. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
Antioch M.B. Church of Miami

landscaper, died August 15.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Notre
Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church.

retired, died
August 17
Viewing 5- 8
Sp.m., Friday at
Herman Church
of Bunche Park.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at the

Gregg L. Mason
GAIL P. COVINGTON, 63, City of
Miami employ-
ee, died August
14. Viewing 4-8
p.m., Wednes-
day. Service 10
a.m., Thursday
in the chapel.
Interment: Dade
Memorial Park.

died August 17
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel. I

security officer,
died August 16.
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CHARLIE FARMER, 81, retired,
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Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to extend our sin-
cere thanks and appreciation
for your thoughtfulness dur-
ing our time of bereavement.
We sincerely thank you all
for your prayers, generos-
ity, comforting thoughts, and
kind words of encouragement.
Your overwhelming response
will never be forgotten.
A very special and heart felt
thanks to U.M.H., Richard-
son Funetal .Home, Pastor
"Ctarr Johnson and the 93rd
Street Baptist Church. Pastor
Ophelia. Hayes-Jones, Pas,
.,tor Kenton Williams arid St.
James. Baptist Church fam-
ily, Metro-Date Transit, U.S...
Postal Service, Motorcycle
clubs. The Jackson Special,
and 189th MP Co., Guanta-
namo Bay, Cuba.
The family of Mother White.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

07/22/40 08/19107

God's grace for this moment
is a comfort to your loving
family knowing you rest
in His heavenly arms. God
suddenly chose you because
He claimed you as His beloved
earthly son, and your memory
is forever with us.
We will see you again!
Loving brother, Charles;
sisters, Katie, Bessie and
Hattie; nieces, nephews and
extended family.




Lee Thompson Young, an ac-
tor who played a child star on
the Disney Channel show "The
Famous Jett Jackson" and a
detective on the hit TNT series
"Rizzoli & Isles," was found
dead on Monday at his home
in Los Angeles after he failed to
show up for work. He was 29.
The cause was suicide, a
statement from his manager
Young had appeared on "Riz-
zoli & Isles," a police procedural
set in Boston and based on nov-
els by Tess Gerritsen, since its
debut in 2010. He played Barry
Frost, a computer-savvy homi-
cide -detective who qan't stand
the sight of blood, who is the
partner of Jane Rizzoli, played
by Angie Harmon.
TNT announced on Monday
that "Rizzoli & Isles" had been
renewed for another season.
SYoung's first major role came
in 1998, when he played the
title character on "The Famous
Jett Jackson." The show fol-'
lowed the child star of an ac-
tion show who decides to move
production back to suburban
North Carolina from Hollywood
so he can resume life with his
"The Famous Jett Jackson'

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


humbly express our gratitude
and sincere appreciation to
all of you, far and near, for
the support and -prayers that
comforted us in our time of
Elaine's journey through
her illness was a .show of
her strength in the face of
adversity. God's care and your
love and devotion touched her
life and eventually ours.
We are thankful for all your
acts of kindness: emails,
text messages, gifts of love,
inquires, cards, donations
to our church, telephone
calls, visits, tears, laughter,
just being quietly near,
and gracious prayers; they
showed how much you cared
and loved us.
We extend special thanks
to her medical doctors
and their staff: Dr. John
Jackson, Dr. Afzal Kahn, Dr.
Kenneth Fisher, .Dr. Scott
Goldberg, Dr. Richard Taylor,
Dr. Luis Correra;" North
Shore Hospital, her Seasons
Hospice and Palliative Care
Team at 3-Stein; Range
Funeral Home; The Church
of the Incarnation; and the
Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.
Thank you for hope and
finding strength in the
knowledge that all things are
working for the good of those
that love the Lord. May God
bless and keep each of you in
His perfect peace.
The Family

dies at 29
makes instructive drama out
of the sentimental truism that
family and friends trump fame
and wealth," Marc Weingarten
wrote in an article about diversi-
ty on television in The New York
Times. 'But Jett, a hip-hop-
loving kid played with guileless
charm by Lee Thompson Young,
is never sitcom-bland."
Young, who grew up in South
Carolina, said he sympathized
with the character. "I get out of
L.A. as often as I can," he said.
Lee Thompson Young was
born on Feb. 1, 1984, in Co-
lumbia, S.C. He played the Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in
a school production when he
was i0. Two years later he ac-
companied his mother to New
York so she could attend Union
Theological Seminary, and once
there he found an agent.
He, earned a film production
degree from the University of
Southern California long after
he began acting professionally.
Young had recurring roles
on the NBC comedy "Scrubs"-
and the WB superhero drama
"Smallville." He also acted in
films, appearing alongside Billy
Bob Thornton in the high school
football drama "Friday Night
Lights" t2004) and with Lau-
rence Fishburne in "Akeelah
and the Bee" (2006).

Death Notice

student, died August 9. Survi-
vors include: parents, Robert
and Tanisha Howell; brothers,
Derion and Robert, II; sisters,
Lashakeita, Jaboa, Diamond,
Lavonnyka and Akeia; grand-
mothers, Barbara Howell
and Ernestine Edwards; spe-
cial aunt, Trelnora Edwards;
special cousins, Jamey and
Ja'Mya 'McNeil; and a host
of other family members and
friends. Family hour, 5-7pm.,
Friday. Service 12 p.m., Sat-
urday at The Fountain of New
Life, 4601 NW 167th Street.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

08/24/11959 06/16/2012

It's been a year since you
went to the Lord and you're
missed by many. I'll always
be known as Vanessa's son.


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in S. Florida

really think

Miami Central graduate Edwin
Sheppard, 39, was working on rais-
ing funds for his class [19911 re-
union a few years ago when he came
upon a novel idea: provide a forum
where Blacks could assemble in a
comfortable setting and invite them
to discuss the hot topics of the day.

discussion and added two panel-
ists each representing the male
and female perspective. Finally,
members of the audience were given
their chance to take the mic and
give their "two cents." The response,
Sheppard says, was overwhelm-
ing. Today, he's expanded his reach
beyond South Florida to Naples
and most recently, to'Atlanta while
making his. show, "Real Talk, Real
People," the kind of monthly event
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Medal of Freedom honorees are named

-Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press Elise Amendola/Associated Press Glen Harris Atlanta History Center
President Bill Clinton, 66, Oprah Winfrey, 59, is the Ernie Banks, 82, is the for- Cordy Tidall Vivian, 89, civil
vill be among the recipients youngest to get the honor this mer Chicago Cubs star. rights activist.
or 2013. year.

By Ashley Southall
Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey
and 14 others will receive the
Presidential Medal of Freedom
this year.
The White House announced
Thursday that the president
will bestow the nation's highest
civilian honor on a class that
includes activists, athletes, musi-
cians and scientists.
"This year's honorees have
been blessed with extraordinary
talent, but what sets them apart
is their gift for sharing that tal-
ent with the world," President
Obama said in a statement.

Among the recipients is Ben-
jamin C. Bradlee, 91, the former
executive editor of The Wash-
ington'Post, who led the paper
during the Watergate era.
'Good God, how fabulous,"
Bradlee told The Post. "What
more can a man get? I feel terri-
bly honored. What does a person
do to deserve this kind of prize?"
Winfrey, 59, is the youngest
recipient, while Bradlee is the
Others include Ernie Banks,
82, the former Chicago Cubs
star; Daniel Kahneman, 79, the
Nobel Prize-winning psychologist
and author of "Thinking, Fast

and Slow"; Richard G. Lugar, 81,
the Republican former sena-
tor from Indiana who worked
to reduce the threat of nuclear
weapons; Loretta Lynn, 81, the
country music singer; Mario
Molina, 70, the environmental
scientist who won the Nobel Prize
for his work revealing how some
chemicals deplete the ozone lay-
er; Arturo Sandoval, 63, the Cu-
ban jazz musician; Dean Smith,
82, the former University of
North Carolina basketball coach;
Gloria Steinem, 79, the women's
rights activist; Cordy Tindell Viv-
ian, 89, the civil rights activist;
and Judge Patricia Wald, 84,

the first woman to serve on the
federal appeals court in Wash-
ington. (Clinton is 66.)
The president will award the
medal posthumously to Daniel K.
Inouye, the Democratic senator
from Hawaii and the first Japa-
nese-American to serve in Con-
gress; Sally Ride, the first female
astronaut in space; and Bayard
Rustin, the gay civil rights activ-
ist who helped organize the 1963
March on Washington for Jobs
- and Freedom.
More than 500 people have re-
ceived the award since President
John F. Kennedy created it 50
years ago by executive order.

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Music stars join,

Michelle Obama

to get youth to

"Move Your Body"
By Jade F. Smith

Hip-hop artists have been name-dropping
the Obamas in song since they moved into
the White House, and now some of them are
volunteering for Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!"
campaign with an album inspired by her work:
fighting childhood obesity.
The Partnership for a Healthier America, of
which Mrs. Obama is honorary chairwoman,
will join the Hip Hop Public Health Founda-
tion in releasing a 19-song
compilation encouraging
children to exercise and
choose healthy foods.
Doug E. Fresh, Travis
Barker, Ariana Grande
and other artists will _-i
contribute tracks to
the album, "Songs for
a Healthier America." A
video has already been re- -
leased for the first single, .-''
"Everybody," featuring OBAMA
Jordin Sparks, a winner
of "American Idol," with a guest appearance by
Mrs.- Obama speaking from the White House.
Other songs, including "Veggie Luv" ard 'U. R
What You Eat," will be distributed to schools in
New York City through the educational com-
pany Channel One. The album will be available
as a free download on the Partnership for a
Healthier America's Web site when it is released
on Sept. 30.
This isnot the first time that the "Let's
Move!" campaign has used pop stars to broad-
cast its message. Beyonce released a song in
2011 called "Move Your Body," complete with a
.customized workout for children and a music
"Our mission is to make the healthy choice
the easy choice," said Drew Nannis of the Part-
nership for a Healthier America. 'Few things
do that as well as music. It doesn't require any
special apparel or membership cards. It just
requires you to listen and start moving."
The video for "Everybody" features Dr. Mehm-
et Oz and the Hip Hop Doc in a back-and-forth
about cardiology and calories.
We'll talk exercise," Dr. Ozraps.
"Not politics," the Hip Hop Doc responds.





They need to be able to open and close all of the
containers themselves. And it can't go bad before
they eat it. What are we talking about? The lunch
your kids take to school each day.
What you put in your child's lunchbox might matter more
than you realize.
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention found a significant amount of sodium in the foods
toddlers commonly eat. It's feared that similar levels of
sodium are also found in a number of the foods older kids eat
at school every day. As concerns rise about the early onset of
high blood pressure,
a major risk factor for heart disease, parents may want to
re-examine those lunchbox choices.
Why does sodium matter? A 2012 study of children and
adolescents found that higher sodium consumption was
associated with increased blood pressure. This effect was even
greater in overweight and obese participants compared to
normal weight participants.
In addition, research suggests that children's taste .for salt
develops as they are exposed to it. The less sodium children
consume, the less they want it. Children's taste for salt may
be reduced if they are exposed to lower sodium diets at a
young age. Eating less sodium can help lower blood pressure
during childhood, which can help lower the risk of high blood
pressure as an adult.

What's a parent to do?
Here are some tips to help tackle high sodium in your child's
S* Read food labels and compare the sodium amount in
different products, then choose the options with the
lowest amounts of sodium. Some varieties of bread can
vary from 80
to 230 mg of sodium per slice. That can make a big
difference in lunchtime sandwiches,
Pack fresh fruits and vegetables with lunch every day,
like a small bag of baby carrots, snow peas, or grape ;
For a healthy snack, make trail mix using unsalted nuts,
dried fruits and whole grain cereal.
When buying prepared meals, look for those with less
than 600mg of sodium
per serving.
By packing a lower sodium school lunch for your children,
you are not only setting them up for success in the classroom,
but also in life. With your help, your children can develop
Healthy, low sodium eating habits that will last throughout
their lives and help improve their heart health. For additional
information about children and sodium and more tips for
parents to help lower their family's sodium intake, visit cdc.

Where's the sodium?
Understanding sodium in foods can be confusing, especially
when food that otherwise seems healthy may iave high levels
of sodium. Most of the sodium we eat doesn't come from the
,,salt shaker, but is found in processed and restaurant foods.-'
This chart shows the Top 10 Sodium Sources for children and
adolescents. How many of these have made an appearance in
your child's lunchbox?

Make-Your-Own Snack Mix
Get your kids involved in making this healthy snack mix.
Prep time: 5 minutes 1/4 cup raisins
Cook time: 0 minutes 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Yields: 4 servings Combine all ingredients, and toss well.
Sen ing size: 1.2 cup snack mix Serve immediately, or store for later
1 cup toasted oat cereal snacking.
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Bethune-Cookman Univer-
sity Alumni Association host-
ed its 64th meeting last week
in Tampa under the auspices
of The Hillsborough County-
Chapter led by long time presi-
dent Helen Young and Andra
Diggs, current president. The,
highlight of the convention was
the annual luncheon honor-
ing President -elect Dr. Edison
Jackson, Mrs. Jackson and
Dr. Larry Handfleld, chair-
man of the board. Others in at-
tendance included Harry and
Lucille Morris, Betty DeVore,
Betoria Watson, Julia Jack-
son, Birdie Underwood, Shon-
dra Lockett, Sylvia Carley,
Joyclyne Vickers, Michelle

By A "n "" S l

"Celebrating 100 years of
sisterhood, scholarship and
service" was the memorable
theme that ignited the vi-
sion and insight for all DEL-
TA WOMEN throughout the
51st National Convention of
Delta Sigma Theta Soror-
ity, Inc., in Washington, DC
last month. Here are some
more Deltas who attended:
Tawnicia F. Rowan, Betty
Burke, Sherrilyn Norwood,
Veronica Wade, Euphrates
Abbitt, Tara Askew, Susie
Austin, Mashonda Austin-

Cheathman, L 1M
Ida Cash, Rosa'-'-
Storr, Marsha James, Dr.
Alice Johnson, Kristina
Rao, Vivian Smith, Lade-
ma Smith, Edna Thomp-
son, Nellie Wilder and
Kym Lynch.
Get well wishes to all of
our sick and shut-ins! May
you soon return to good
Football season is right
around the corner. Watch
for these stars of our high
schools in Dade County to

Morris, Michelle
Lewis, Gina Saunders, John-
ny Douglas, Raquel Watson,
Anthony and Regina Depass,
Eileen Sledge, Mildred Har-
vey, Doris Scott, Gwen Penn,
Clarence Johnson, Eileen
Ro1'inson, Barbara Johnson,
William Clarke and Cynthia
Clarke, John and Antoinette
Williams, Pat and Charlie Da-
vis, and Emanuel Hutcheson.
Baljean Smith, along with
Dr. Astrid Mack, Audley
Coakley, Johnny Stepher-
son Dr. Jorge "Chico" Are-
nas, and the retired brothers of
Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. planned
and executed a fitting tribute

for Dr. Edward Braynon at the
94th Aero Squadron. Proc-
lamations and tributes came
from Congresswoman Fred-
ricka S. Wilson, Dr. Joseph
Gay, Mayor Oliver Gilbert,
Miami Gardens, Chapters in
Alabama, Mississippi and
Georgia. Other tributes also
came from Dr. David Marion,
Dr., Andrew Ray, 39th Grand
Basileus, Pi Nu Chapter, Dr.
Willie Joe Wright; Sigma Al-
pha, Dr. Thomas Snowden;
Keith Braynon, Bro. Garth
Reeves, Sr., and Eta Nu Chap-
ter. Brothers attending includ-
ed: James Jones, Larry Lev-
erett, Calvin Lamar, Harry
Hazelwood, Sam Clear, Aar-
on Whitfield, Lennox George,
Clifford Wimberly, John Wim-
berly, Harry Harrell, Sylves-
ter Robinson, Melvin Davis
and James Lamar.
From St. Petersburg repre-

once again shine for their
respective schools. Dalvin
Cook (Miami Central), Quin-
ton "Winky" Flowers (Mi-
ami Jackson), Jaquan John-
son (Miami Killian), Ermon
Lane (Homestead), Joseph
Yearby (Miami Central).
SMay all of you have a won-
derful year playing your fa-
vorite sport and bring your
school honor and fame.
Congratulations to the BTW
"Tornadoes" football team
for such a wonderful article
about your team last week
and ranking number 1 in
the preseason 25 top picks.
, Not the largest, but the
best Booker T. Washington.
class of 1957 awarded schol-

Black man, White House and history

'Lee Daniels'The


Forest Whitaker
By A. 0. Scott

Nobody who has seen "Shad-
owboxer," "Precious" or, heaven
knows, "The Paperboy" would
mistake Lee Daniels for a
realist. Nonetheless, his new
film released, as a result
of a ridiculous film industry
food fight, with. the ungainly
official title "Lee Daniels' The
Butler" is a brilliantly truth-
ful movie on a subject that is
usually shrouded in wishful
thinking, mythmongering and
outright denial.
Taking inspiration from an
article by Wil Haygood in The
Washington Post about the life
of Eugene Allen, who worked
as a butler in the White House
during eight presidential
administrations, Daniels has
told the story of the civil rights
movement in the bold colors
of costume pageantry and
the muted tones of domestic
drama. He also throws in a few
bright splashes of crazy, over-
the-top theatricality, in the
form of outrageous period-ap-
propriate outfits and startling
celebrity cameos, as well as
dabs of raucous comedy. You
may hear it said, in praise of
"The Butler," that it shows this
director in a more restrained,
responsible frame of mind than
his earlier films did. This may
be true most movies not di-
rected by John Waters can be
described as more restrained

-U - --. -.


rector Lee Daniels narrates a scenefrom his drama featuring For-
est Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

than "The Paperboy" but
it misses both the subtlety of
Daniels's previous movies and
the wild exuberance of this
The history of racism in
America, and of efforts to over-
come it, is usually addressed
by Hollywood with a solemn,
anxious, churchly hush and
flattened into a tableau of
villains and saints. Daniels
and the screenwriter, Danny
Strong, understand that both
the horror and the heroism
are connected with everything
else that makes America such
a complicated, interesting, ap-
palling and glorious place: our
politics, our popular culture,
our deepest desires and our
simplest habits. Making the
topic safe and boring is no
good for anyone.
The history of repression,

protest and reform did not just
happen on the abstract plane
of activism and politics, but
also in the lives of ordinary
families, who were always do-
ing more than just suffering
and struggling. The genius
of "The Butler" lies in the sly
and self-assured way it con-
nects public affairs to private
experience. Early on, Cecil
Gaines, the character loosely.
based on Allen, is taught that
he, like every other Black who
wants to survive in a white-
dominated world, must have
two faces. This practical advice
is an echo of W. E. B. Du Bois's
idea, articulated in "The Souls
of Black Folk," of the "double
consciousness" at the heart of
the black experience in Amer-
ica. "We wear the mask that
grins and lies" is how the-poet
Paul Laurence Dunbar bitterly

summarized the duplicity im-
posed by post-Civil War white
supremacy on its emancipated
but disenfranchised victims.
As a child, Cecil, living on
a Georgia cotton farm, is
exposed to the most brutal
manifestations of Jim Crow,
in scenes whose -blunt shock
lingers over the film's gentler,
funnier moments. The sight
of lynched bodies swinging
in front of an American flag
and the terrible fates of Cecil's
parents (David Banner and
Mariah Carey) imprint them-
selves on him and on the audi-
ence. Forest Whitaker, who
plays Cecil as an adult, wears
his own face as an'impassive,
benign mask, gazing kindly
and patiently at employers who
cannot fathom the pain behind
These employers are all the
American presidents from
Eisenhower to Reagan. Allen
began his White House service
under Truman, but altering
the chronology allows Daniels
and Strong to match Cecil's
career with the rise of the civil
rights movement. Just as Cecil
takes up his new job, Dwight
D. Eisenhower (yes, that really
is Robin Williams) is debat-
ing whether to send federal
troops to Little Rock, Ark., to
desegregate the public schools.
Ike's successors, played with
sketch-comedy verve by other
familiar performers, will find
themselves in similar predica-
ments, as sit-ins, freedom rides
and voter registration drives
in the South are met with tear
gas, attack dogs and fire-

"Real Talk. Real PeoDle" is a forum for Blacks


continued from 1C

that people eagerly anticipate
and hate to miss. His show fol-
lows a tradition that includes:
Oprah Winfrey, Montell Jor-
dan, Arsenio Hall, Wendy Wil-
..liamsand Tavis Smiley. But it
Has 'il' own dunique flavor."
"Ou folloUowers say they like
the show because they're able
to leave with something posi-
tive sometimes even life
changing," he said. "Because
Miami is geared more towards
the nightlife and party scene,
people closer to my age have
started to settle down. We en-
joy entertainment but are no
longer interested in hitting the
clubs. People say they like our
show and the topics on which

we focus."

Sheppard, born of a Hai-
tian mother and a father from
Gainesville, Ga., worked in the
hospitality industry for about
15 years where he learned
the art of bringing people to-
gether while recognizing and
then tailoring to their specific
needs. Those skills have been
of great benefit since he formed
his own entertainment com-
pany, Blooming Rose Promo-
tions & Entertainment, Inc.,
almost three years ago. He
hopes to one day syndicate his
talk show and eventually take
it to major television networks.
For now he's satisfied with it

airing live on radio. The show
is featured on a local internet
radio station [www.wsuionline.
corm] owned and operated
by Odilon Lalamnne, Garrick
D. Robinson, Mark Robinson,
Troy Johnson and Patrick Au-
Last April, to mark the sec-
ond anniversary of "Real Talk
Real People," actor Tommy
Ford joined Sheppard and the
crew as the celebrity host. Top-
ics have sometimes caused
real sparks to fly: if chivalry is
dead, who killed it; is it justice
or just us [featuring Tracy Mar-
tin, father of Trayvon Martin];
baby momma, baby daddy dra-
ma; cheaters loves, lies and
our hidden agenda; and who do
you love me, him or her?
"We also give a rose to the

first 24 women at every show,"
Sheppard added. "It's in honor
of my mother, Rose Sheppard,
who died Nov. 24 [2010] which
is also my birthday. "The Black
community is a complex group
so we have to mix up the con-
versation. Sometimes it's about
the kinds of topics that are
controversial sometimes the
topics are more in line with
social consciousness. We just
want to get people to share
their views honestly."
"Real Talk, Real People" is
hosted by Calvin MadeSON
Early, a local poet and activist.
The show is featured every 4th
Thursday at Hollywood Live
[2333 Hollywood Blvd., Hol-
lywood] For more info, e-mail
Sheppard at edwinsheppard@

Braynon Murray and Cynthia
A salute goes out to Past
Basilei Dr. W. Wright, '71, Dr.
Mack, 81, P. Harden, '88, S.
Dubose, '91, R. Thomas, '94,
Dr. Adams, II, 95, R. Har-
ris, Jr.,'99, L. Gamble, '02, R.
Fisher, '05, H. Dorsett, II, '11,

T. Cox, '13.
Frank WiWo, Jr. celebrated
his first birthday with a party
last Saturday in the spacious
yard of grandmother, Annette
Brantley along with parents
Frank 0. Wiwo and Antanise
Brantley, god parents Don-
nell; Vanessa and Derrick
Burke joined by guests Crys-
tal Pittman and children;
Joseph, Gwen, and Jaood,
Claudia Slater, Nancy Reid,
Teresa Floyd, Celeste Lomax.
Other guests included JoAnn
Allen, grandmother, Sade Al-
len, Chykim Sanders, Angel
Collens, Mikevia Sanders,
Tyrone Alford, Marcus Tate
Dominique Soto, Janayne
Graham, Silas and Tychicus
Soto and Aalihyon Williams.
Brantley thanked everyone for
sharing the afternoon with heir
family, especially Sigma Gam-
ma Rho, Inc. members.

Winfrey's cable channel

OWN is starting to pay
By Brian Stelter

senting Eta Rho were Harry
Harvey, James Jackson,
William Puller, Glen Baily,
and James Cummings. Fam-
ily members in attendance in-
cluded: Gia, Andrea Braynon
Murray, Braynon Bradford,
SLataryn Gay, Betty Braynon,
Bertha Smith, Rosemary

arships to: India Williams
and Tytiana Haynes with
$1,500 scholarships for col-
lege. Congratulations ladies!
Eastlynne Robinson is in
Miami visiting his mother
Francenia Lewis Robinson
and family members. East-
lynne lives in Philadelphia.
Schools open soon, teach-
ers, boys and girls have a
good year, a 'healthy and
safe year!- You have,one life
to live boys and girls en-
joy your school days! They
are your B-E-S-T! Stay in
school, graduate, and you
will see the D-I-F-F-E-R-E-
N-C-E. You will not regret
staying in school, learn all
that you can!

-Photo/Mario Anzuoni
OWN is a joint venture
between Oprah Winfrey and
Discovery Communications.

Discovery briefly predicted
that the channel would make a
profit in its first year. But the
ratings soon sagged, resulting
in lower-than-expected adver-
tising revenue and no small
amount of soul-searching by
Winfrey and Zaslav. Discovery
repeatedly chipped in more
money. Its loans now total $510
A series of changes in early
2012, including the layoffs of
some staff members' and the
scrapping of an expensive
talk show by Rosie O'Donnell,
helped lay the groundwork for
a turnaround. Shortly after
those steps were taken, Zaslav
startedtd predicting that OWN
Should break even' sometime in
the second half of 2013. Re-
cently, he noted that the chan-
nel's breakthrough was ahead
of schedule.

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says that he "knew" Barack
Obama would be the next presi-
dent which got him thinking.
Haygood decided to find some-
one for whom all the historical
events of the past 60 years had
meant something. He wanted
to find a Black man or wom-
an who'd worked in the White
His search led him to 89-year-
L old Eugene Alien. Born some
Five decades after the end of
slavery, Allen grew up work-
ing in a white family's kitchen.
There, he learned the fine arts
of table-setting and dishwash-
ing, which served him well:
during the Depression, when
jobs were scarce, Allen landed
a position at a Washington D.C.
country club.
In 1952, he heard that the
White House had openings in
Spantry work. He "wasn't .
Looking for a job," but applied
anyhow. Not long after he was
hired, he met his first boss,
t Harry Truman. He became
good friends with his second


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boss; Haygood says that the
two men golfed together after
Dwight Eisenhower left office.
In the aftermath of his third
boss's assassination, Allen held
a "party" for White House chil-
dren because he understood
what they couldn't. His last
boss, Ronald Reagan, invited
him to the White House as
a guest.
Allen worked his way from
pantry to parlor. He met (and
kept secrets for) world leaders
and influential people. And in
2008, he did what he never be-
fore thought possible: he voted
for a Black president.
Author Wil Haygood got to
know the man he frequently
calls "the butler" and was ob-
viously fascinated at the back-
story to the job Allen did.
"He was both a witness to his-
tory and unknown to it," Hay-
wood said.
At just under 100 pages, it'l
take you about as long to read
this book as it will to see the
movie and read it, you should.
That's because, for movie buffs
and historians, "The Butler" is
one very powerful book.

After several grueling years,
Oprah Winfrey's cable channel
OWN has turned the comer to-
ward profitability, her business
partners at Discovery Commu-
nications said on Tuesday, six
months ahead of its previously
stated goal.
,In the second quarter, OWN
was cash-flow positive for the
first time, said David M. Zaslav,
Discovery's chief executive. He
credited investments in pro-
gramming, including, two new
shows from Tyler Perry, and in-
creases in subscriber fees from
cable and satellite providers.
OWN, which is a joint ven-
ture between Winfrey and Dis-
covery, is now "starting to pay
down' the investment Discov-
ery has made in the venture,"
Zaslav said in his company's
annual earnings conference
The positive announcement
for OWN came amid a some-
what disappointing quarter for
Discovery over all. While its
earnings $300 million in
the quarter, 82 cents, a share
were up 2.4 percent from the
period a year earlier, analysts
were expecting profit of $328
million and 90 cents a share
on average. The company also
trimmed its full-year outlook.
When OWN was announced
in mid-2008, Discovery said it
would provide the cable shelf
space for Ms. Winfrey (by con-
verting the Discovery Health
Channel iito ,,WN) and $300
million in loans. Amid the
hoopla that, accompanied its
debut on the first dayof 2011,





Colleges try to verify online attendance

By Mary Beth Marklein

Colleges are ramping up
strategies to ensure that the
student who gets the grade
for taking an online course is
the same person who does the
homework and completes the
The impetus is a federal
law, passed in 2008, requir-
ing colleges that are eligible for
federal student aid for online
programs to take steps to dis-
courage financial aid and aca-
demic fraud. Federal regula-
tions require students to have
secure log-ins and passwords
for online course offerings, but
industry experts expect more
stringent standards to.come.
"We don't know when and
how, but they're probably go-
ing to tighten up," says David
Richardson, CEO of Louisville-
based Learning House, found-
ed in 2001 to help schools de-

velop ,online degree programs
and courses.
The growing popularity of
free, non-credit online courses
available to thousands of
students scattered across the
globe also has sparked inter-
est in verifying the identities
of students. And it's a hedge
against students who might
look for help from Web-based
companies such as Boost- and Noneed-, which offer to .
take online classes for a fee.
More than 6.7 million
students took at least one
online class in fall 2011, up
about nine percent from the
previous fall, saysan annual
survey released in January by
the Babson Survey Research
Group. About two-thirds of col-
leges say online learning is a
critical part of their long-term
* A sampling of how colleges

About two-thirds of college's
say online learning is a criti-
cal part of their long-term

are responding:
Webcams. The 17-campus
University of North Carolina
system this fall will double
from five to 10 the number
of campuses allowing online
students to use remote proc-
tors. Using a webcam mounted
on the test-taker's workstation,
monitors watch for suspicious
behavior such as drifting eye
movements, which could signal
that a cheat sheet is outside
the camera's view, or whisper-
ing from another person. The
average cost to students is $18
for a one-hour test and $25 for
a two-hour test, says Maggie
O'Hara, director of E-Learning
at the University of North Car-
olina system's flagship campus
in Chapel Hill.
Personal detail. Excelsior
College in Albany, N.Y., which
specializes in educating
working adults, this month
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Florida Memorial University receives two FLTA

By Miami Times staff report

For the second year in a
row, Florida Memorial Uni-
versity has been selected to
receive two Fulbright Lan-
guage Teaching Assistants
(FLTAs) for the 2013-2014
academic year. This year; Ms.
Veronica Pasqualin Machado'
of Puerto Alegre, Brazil will
teach beginning and inter-
mediate Portuguese, and Ms.
Shu-ting Jang, of Kaohsiung

City, Taiwan will teach Man-
darin Chinese to beginning
- and intermediate level stu-
dents. Both FLTAs
on campus, take classes with
* FMU students,'and share,
knowledge about their cul-
tures and countries with the
entire FMU community while
immersing themselves in the
Florida Memorial culture.
"We are excited to have
the Portuguese and Chinese
FLTAs for the 2013-2014

school year because they'
enhance student and faculty
learning through personal
engagement", stated Dr. Call-
wood-Braithwaite, Assistant
Vice-President of Academic
Affairs. The FLTA program
enables FMU to broaden the
range of languages that are
available to students. These
languages are recognized
by the US State department
as "critically needed" and
by offering them, students

are better prepared to enter
the workforce and make a
substantial impact in global
markets. Dr. Callwood-
Braithwaite further stated
that, "In this way we are
directly contributing to our
institution's mission to, instill
in students the importance of
.becoming global citizens."
. Throughout the year, FMU
will host several events for
the entire campus to meet the
FLTAs and become acquaint-

ed with their languages and
cultures. Last year, the FLTAs
enhanced student learning
in Religion and Philosophy,
English, Music, Education
and other disciplines though
guest lectures and shared
activities. The University
anticipates even more oppor-
tunities to engage-with this
year's guests.
The Fulbright FLTA Pro-
gram is a federally funded
program that brings teaching

assistants in 33 languages
from nearly 50 countries
around the world to select
U.S. colleges and universities.
Those awarded are sent here
to teach and assist in foreign
language instruction, to study
U.S history and culture, and
to serve as cultural ambas-
sadors for their countries
on their respective assigned
campuses. Florida Memorial
University is honored to
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Most school districts .Principal leans on her experience

pass on debit cards

By Kathleen McGrory c

Gov. Rick Scott pitched the v
idea from the Panhandle to Mi- .
ami: a state-funded debit card I
worth $250 for every teacher to
spend on classroom
But with the start
of school just days
away, only seven of
the state's 67 school
districts and none
in Tampa Bay have
taken Scott up on the
The reason?.
The debit cards SC01
won't be distributed
until mid or late September,
well after Florida schoolchil- i
dren have returned to the I
classroom. Many teachers have
already purchased their sup- t
plies. c
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12 schools-

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class time
By Karen Yi

Nine public elementary schools
and three charter schools in Bro-
ward" County will have to give
students an extra hour of class
time this year because they didn't
make sufficient reading gains on
the state's standardized test.
That's expected to cost $288,000
in additional bus services that will
be paid with state-allocated funds..
Additional programming costs will
also be covered by state money.
Every year the state releases a
list of its lowest 100 performing
elementary schools based on how
students do on the reading portion
of the FOAT.
Three public schools and one
charter Dillard Elementary in
Fort Lauderdale, Park Ridge Ele-
mentary in Deerfield Beach, Plan-
tation Elementary and Imagine
Charter at North Lauderdale are
no longer on the list and will have
less instruction time.
For a list of affected schools and
specific time changes visit http://

cards at the beginning of the
school year, or even, a few
aeeks before, it might have
nade more sense," said Nadine
i)rew, a spokeswoman for the
Broward school system, which
initially agreed to
S participate in the
program but later
S Teachers will still
' get their $250 for
classroom supplies
from the state. But
S the money will come
through their pay-
Schecks or in a sepa-
rT rate check from their
school district.
The debit card
initiative was part of Scott's
broader education package,
which included pay raises for
teacherss and a $1 billion in-
crease to K-12 funding. He got
Please turn to DEBIT 6C

By Michael Winerip

Since 2000, Anna Allanbrook has
been the principal of Public School
146 in the Carroll Gardens section of
Brooklyn, one of the highest achieving
elementary schools in the city. It is so
popular that each year she holds an
admissions lottery last spring, 1,538
S children applied for 175 slots.
As principal, it is her job to make
sure children learn (94.9 percent of
the fourth graders were proficient on
the 2012 state math test); hire talented
teachers (Antoinette Byam, for one,
hag been awarded grants to study in
Ghana, Peru and Mexico and used
the research to develop a fifth-grade
curriculum on Mayan culture); create
an environment where good teachers
thrive (the turnover rate is 4 percent);
and encourage families to be involved
(she holds weekly breakfasts with par-
She also believes it is her job is to
shield students, teachers and parents
from the state's ever-expanding stan-
dardized testing system and to question
its reli Please turn to PRINCIPAL 6C

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2012), was asked by her principal to reassure other teachers after classes did
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Movie ticket prices jump to all-time high

By Scott Bowles

LOS ANGELES Let's start
with the bad news: The aver-
age cost of a movie ticket in the
USA is the highest on record.
The flip side: Adjusted for in-
flation, that ticket still costs
less than it did 40 years ago,
when it cost an average of $1.76.
The latest data from the Na-
tional Association of Theater.
Owners finds that the* average
ticket last quarter rose to $8.38
from $7.96 a year ago, sparking
debate over whether moviego-
ing is losing its appeal as an af-
fordable night on the town.
The surge is largely because
of the surcharge on 3-D and
IMAX tickets, which often adds
$3-$5 to a'ticket. And it helps

Top Ladies of
Distinction,Inc. will hold
their annual weekend retreat
to recruit, retain and reclaim all
current and former members,
Aug. 23-25 at Embassy Suites
Hotel. Call 305-6350504 or
- 786-256-0037.

St. John Community
Development Corporation
invites you to the 14th
annual "Things are Cooking
in Overtown Gala" on Aug..
23 at Jungle'Island Tree Top
Ballroom. Call 305-371-7969.

OIC of South Florida will
be hosting a teen pregnancy
prevention conference Aug.
24, from 8:30 a.m.- '4:00 p.m.
at the Signature Grand in
Davie. Call 305-576-3790.

The Miami Dolphins
are offering a free roundtrip
charter bus ride to their pre
season game and tailgate party
Aug 24. Visit

explain why revenues are down
less than one percent this year
this year even though atten-
dance is down three percent.
The second quarter of the year
saw more than $1.3 billion in
3-D ticket sale thanks to hits
such as Iron Man 3 and The
Great Gatsby. Over the same
quarter last year, 3-D gener-
ated $745 million, NATO says.
"There were more options for
moviegoers, which is what we
strive for," says Patrick Corco-
ran, NATO vice president. The
price increase still leaves mov-
iegoing as one of the USA's
cheapest social options, he
says. Adjusted for inflation,
.that $1.76 movie ticket in 1973
would cost $9.26 today.
Movies "still stand out as a

for additional informational.

The Family Foundation
will conduct their 23rd Annual
AIDS Benefit Banquet Aug.
24th, at 6:30 p.m., at the
Marriott Hotel Miami Airport,
1201 LeJeune Rd. Call 305-

BTW Alumni Association
will sponsor a bus trip to
Norcross, Ga. on Aug. 24. Call

The Children's Trust will
be having a free family expo
Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
at 10901 Coral Way SW 24 St.
Call 305-447-6300.

Girl Power presents their
Girls on Fire Gospel Brunch
Explosion Aug. 25, at 1 p.m.,
at The Armory Studios, 572
NW 23rd St. Call 305-756-

Spring4ward will sponsor

less expensive out-of-home ex-
perience," Corcoran says.
But for how long? April Ma-
sini, columnist for askapril.
com and author of four dating-
advice books, warns that the
industry is flirting with losing
its favorite demographic.
"Movie tickets are the prime
resource for a Saturday night
date," she says. "And when you
start up-pricing movie tickets,
you're edging out high school
kids, college kids and millen-
And she doesn't accept the
national average, which NATO
says includes children's and
senior tickets.
"While $8 is the average
price, in most urban areas
$8 is the matinee bargain

a summer night of jazz and
entertainment on Aug. 30
from 6-9 p.m. at 8330 NW
Biscayne Blvd.

Liberty ,Square "Old
Project" Reunion will be
held Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at
Arcola Lakes Park. Contact
Phillip at 305-696-1819.

We Sale Florida Homes
will have their First Time
Homebuyer Workshop Aug.
31, at 10:30 a.m. 3300 NW
199th St. Call 305-469-3767.

Omega Psi Phi
,Fraternity members' from
Miami Dade College North and
South are making plans for a
reunion. Call 305-623-7991

Range Park is offering
free self defense karate
classes, Mon. and Wed., at
6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St.
Contact Clayton at 305-757-

Miami Alumni
Chapter Tennessee State
University is sponsoring a
bus trip to Tallahassee Sept.
6-8 for the TSU/FAMU game.

price," she says.
"With Saturday night movie
tickets hitting the $15 and $20
mark, add $20 for pricey pop-
corn and giant drinks, and din-
ner before or after the movie,
and a date night is easily at
the $100-$150 mark. And then
don't forget to pay the babysit-

Call 954-435-5391.

Miami Jackson High
School Class of 1971 will
meet the first Sat. of each
month beginning Sept. 7, from
4p.m.-o 6 p.m., at 1540 NW
111th St. Call 786-285-2533.

S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed
the homeless in the City of
Overtown every first Saturday,
at 2pm, at 14-15 St. and 1st
Ave. Call 678-462-9794.

The Miami Alumni
Chapter Tennessee State
University meets every
third Sat. 9 a.m at Piccadilly
Restaurant' in Hialeah.
Call 954-435-5391.

* Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 meets every
third Sat, of the month, at 7
p.m., at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW
22nd Ave. Call 305-333-7128.

The Miami Edison Sr.
High School Class of 1974
reunion planning meeting will
be held at the Joseph Caleb
Center on Sat., Sept.14 at
11a.m. Ca1t-305-301-9147.

Colleges develop ways for attendance online

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is scheduled to begin ask-
ing online students a series of
"challenge questions" multi-
ple-choice queries designed to
ferret out impersonators. The.
questions focus on facts culled
from public and private data-'
bases. Examples: "How many
bathrooms does your residence
have?" Or "At what address
have you previously lived?"

followed by a former address
,mixed in with a few bogus ones.
Keystroke analysis. At Pace
University in New York City, re-
searcher Charles .Tappert this
fall plans to test a verification
system based on students' typ-
ing patterns, such as how long
they hold down a key and how
quickly their fingers move from
one key to another.
Many schools combine tools.
Athens State University in Al-
abama, which serves mostly

working adults, requires fac-
ulty in its 11 online degree pro-
grams to use challenge ques-
tions for at least two exams
in each course. It also uses a
remote proctor and a browser
that prevents students taking
an onlinie test from searching
Sthe Internet for answers.
Not all options are high-tech.
Learners taking courses of-
fered by EdX, a non-profit pro-
vider of online classes, have
two options: They can take a

proctored exam at a test center
and they can agree to abide by
an honor code.
* Shana Pribesh, an education
professor at Old Dominion Uni-
versity in Norfolk, Va., allows
students to resubmit work un-
til they reach mastery. "If stu-
dents know that they can try
and try again, then the incen-
tive to cheat is diminished," she
says. "The approach I advocate
is to make a course that is ..

An award-winning video director who is believed to have fathered six children
with three of his own daughters was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexual
assault. The sentence comes in addition to a 40-year prison term he received 20
months ago. New Jersey resident Aswad Ayinde received the new punishment for
repeatedly raping one his daughters since she was 8. Ayinde was arrested in 2000
for attempting to take three of his kids out of the state's custody and busted again in
2006 after being accused of raping five of his daughters, NBC reported. Now 55, Ay-
inde fathered six kids with his daughters from the mid-1980s to 2002 and delivered
the newborns himself, New Jersey prosecutors alleged back in 2010. Two babies
died in the home and were buried without the police even being told about their
existence, according to NBC. Ayinde's 90 years in prison could become a lot more.
He faces at least three more criminal trials in wake of the sexual assault allegations
by his children.

Another snake er, star- misbehaves on a plane.
This time, it wasn't an exchange of words over playing Words with Friends. You
know that other moment before a plane takes off, when the flight attendants kindly
butfirmly tell passengers to take their seats and stay seated? Seems Soulia Boy had
other plans. The rapper continued to hang out in the aisle on an American Airlines
flight Friday after the buckle-your-seatbelt order had been issued. A flight attendant
walked up to him and repeated the command, clarifying the consequences of not
following orders. Soulja Boy refused to obey and was summarily escorted out. Un-
like another American Airlines-celebrity snafu ahemm, Alec Baldwin), however, the
rapper has issued an apology to both the crowd and the crew. "It was a bad night
and me and the flight staff didn't see eye to eye," he told the website. "In hindsight,
I'm extremely sorry for all inconvenience caused to the passengers and employees
of the airline."

Debit cards a no go in FL

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the idea while touring schools
across the state, he said.
"We know that teachers have
to, spend money out of their
own pockets," Scott told the
Times/Herald last Tuesday,
nothing that Florida's 170,000
teachers typically spend sev-
eral hundred dollars on sup-

Teacher received about $180
for the 2012-13 school year,
according to the state Depart-
ment of Education. School
systems pumped the money di-
rectly into their teachers' pay-
checks or reimbursed teachers.
Scott pushed to increase the
stipend to $250 per teacher,
distribute the money on tax-
free debit cards, create new
partnerships with school sup-

this card are tax free all year.

plies. "If, they are going to
spend money out of their pock-
ets, let's try to make it easier
for them,"
The concept wasn't entirely
Florida has given teachers
a supply stipend since 1998,
when lawmakers created the
Teachers Lead program. Each

ply vendors- to save teachers
money, and rename the pro-
gram Florida Teachers Class-
room Supply Assistance Pro-
gram. He touted the program
extensively on social media
and during his trips across the
Scott shouldered some criti-
cism for the publicity.

Principal guided by age ar

continued from 4C _

ability publicly. "At my age,
I've seen so many education
fads come and go," she says.
"It gives me the confidence to
trust what we're doing here."
In a letter to parents in April
she criticized the newly de-
veloped tests as too hard, too
confusing and too long. She
predicted scores would plum-
met, which, as city and state
officials announced last week,
is what happened.
In New York City, 30 per-
cent of third to eighth graders
passed the math test, com-
pared with 60 percent on the
old, 2012 version of the test.
"As a senior principal I feel a
duty to speak honestly about
what's going on," she said in an
S"By my age, my position is
relatively safe; I feel like I've
learned a lot and should ex-
press what younger principals
and teachers are too scared to
At 58, she is part of a gen-
eration that remembers when

-Photo: Librado Romero
Anna Allanbrook, the
58-year-old principal of P.S.
146, says, "By my age, my
position is relatively safe; I
feel like I've learned a lot and
should express what younger
principals and teachers are
too scared to say."
standardized testing did not
dominate. She says from the
time she started teaching in
the 1980s, there has always
been a place for testing to help
assess student performance.
But she worries that over the
last decade, tests have super-
seded a teacher's judgment.

id knowledge

The P.S. 146 fourth-grade
classes where 94.9 percent
were proficient in math last
year? This year, as fifth grad-
ers, only 25.6 percent of those
same students passed. How
did such gifted fourth graders
become such challenged fifth
The problem isn't the fifth-
grade teachers, she says. Last
year, with the same teachers,
83 per cent of fifth graders
"Neither the 94 percent or
the 25 percent reflects real-
ity," Allanbrook says. In the'
1990s, when students took the
tests, she says, results weren't
distorted by test prep. "You
got a clearer sense of a child's
strengths and weaknesses,"
she says. "What could par-
ents possibly learn about their
child's abilities from such cra-
zy results?"
Here's one way to think about
it: Suppose your worth was
measured by how much money
you earned for a company, but
the fellow who kept track of ev-
eryone's earnings periodically
forgot how to count.

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participate in the program
again because it provides a
unique opportunity for stu-
dents experience international
cultures without the cost of air
It is hoped that exposure
to these high demand foreign
languages will encourage and

stimulate student interest in
other international study op-
portunities. Located in the City
of Miami Gardens, Florida Me-
morial University is a private,
historically Black institution of-
fering 41 undergraduate degree
programs and four graduate
degree programs to a culturally
diverse student body. Since its
inception in 1879, the Universi-
ty has upheld a commitment to

providing a solid foundation for
thousands of young people and
opening doors to educational
opportunities that may have
otherwise been closed to them.
For more information about
FMU, visit
For more information on the
appointment of the Fulbright
Foreign Language Teaching
Assistants, contact Adriene B.
Wright at 305-623-1443.




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hesitant to add more
By Paul Wiseman and
Martin Crutsinger
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON'- Americans who
have a job may take comfort in
knowing that companies are laying
off fewer people than at any time
since before the Great Recession.
SApplications for U.S. unemploy-
ment benefits over the past four
weeks dropped to a seasonally
adjusted 335,500, the Labor De-
partment said Thursday. That's the
lowest level since November 2007,
which was one month before the
recession began.
But while most companies have
stopped cutting jobs, many remain
reluctant to hire. That's bad news

off, but companies
for the roughly 11.5 million Ameri-
cans who are unemployed and a
major reason the unemployment rate
is still so high four years after the
recession officially ended.
aWe have seen a disconnect be-
tween the level of hiring and firing,"
said Bricklin Dwyer, an economist
at BNP Paribas.
Unemployment applications are a
proxy for layoffs. At the depths of the
recession, in March 2009, weekly ,
claims surged to 670,000. They have
fallen steadily ever since and are
now half that level.
The number of first-time applica-
tions did rise slightly last week, to
a seasonally adjusted 330,000. But
that's just 5,000 higher than the 5
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Spay-TV cord

Study 'Smart' TV owners
Find shows from other
sources, cancel services
By Mike Snider

I- The evidence of a pay-TV cord-cutting ef-
fect is growing.
Most likely to cancel their pay-TV service?
Owners of Internet-connected TVs.
Those with TVs connected to the Net are
twice as likely as those with non-Internet-
connected TVs to be "highly inclined" to

Florida leads U.S. in foreclosure

Rate more than-
three times higher
national average
By Paul Owers

Foreclosures continue to dog
Florida, but the outlook appears
to be brightening, experts say. The
Sunshine State posted the nation's
highest foreclosure rate in July for
the third consecutive month, ac-
cording to a report from the Realty-
Trac listing firm. One in every 328
Florida homes was in some stage of
foreclosure, more than three times
the national average.
Among metro.areas, Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami-Dade counties
had the nation's second-highest

New cases in Palm Beach County declined 68 percent in July from
a year ago, according to the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptrol-
ler's office.

foreclosure rate, with one in 250
homes in the foreclosure process.
Jacksonville ranked first, at one in

2004-2008 BAD YEAR
SAlthough foreclosures are linger-
ing in Florida, much of the activ-
ity is the result of lenders clearing
backlogs from the housing bust,
said Daren Blomquist, a spokes-
man for Irvine, Calif.-based Real-
Across the state, 79 percent of
loansin foreclosure were originated
from 2004 to 2008, Blomquist
said. In South Florida, 81 percent
of foreclosure were from
those five years.
While some analysts point to
a still-sizable pool of delinquent
Please turn to FORECLOSURE 8D

Fast-food workers need to flip culture

Seek minimum pay
increases; address
corporate changes
,.By Katrin. Trinko
'tJnct9 Sam isn't your mom: He
Scan'.t solve everything.
. Yet the fast-food workers' strike
. across the country is another
example of the mindset that the

federal government is the solution:
The workers are demanding that
federal minimum wage be hiked
from $7.25 an hour to $15.
It's understandable that fast-
food employees want to be paid
more. Living off minimum wage
can be a grim business, particu-
larly if you're self-supporting or
supporting a family. A budget
developed and released by Mc-
Donald's and Visa last month
assumed that any McDonald's em-

ployee would also work a second
full-time (or near full-time) job in
order to make ends meet.
Furthermore, it's not just mini-
mum-wage employees who should
be frustrated: Taxpayers should
also be upset because minimum-
wage employees are more likely to
rely on government assistance.
According to a May study by
the Democratic staff of the House
Committee on Education and the
Workforce, '"a single 300-person

Wal-Mart Supercenter store in
Wisconsin likely costs taxpay-
ers at least $904,542 per year,"
thanks to Medicaid costs. Mc-
Donald's may still have a dollar
menu, but some of that money
consumers are saving is simply
being shifted to their eventual tax

But mandating a new minimum
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cancel their current pay-TV service, finds a
new study from research firm The Diffusion
Overall, about seven percent of pay-TV
subscribers said they were highly likely to
cancel their service in the next six months,
the firm's survey of 1,878 pay-TV users
conducted during the first quarter of 2013
found. But those who had connected their
Please turn to TV 8D

Banks' payday-

advance lending

draws scrutiny
By Richard Burnett

A move by two of Florida's largest banks
into the payday-advance-loan business is
drawing fire from consumer groups worried
about "predatory" lending by banks seeking
to boost their income.
Regions Bank and Fifth Third Bank are
among a handful of U.S. banks that have
begun offering their customers the kinds
of short-term, high-cost loans historically
associated with storefront payday-lending
Critics of such loans, which carry high
interest rates and various fees, say they
lead many unwitting consumers into a
dangerous "debt trap." But the banks insist
they are doing it the right way, by setting
up line-of-credit terms and other limits that
allow customers to obtain emergency cash
while avoiding big consumer-debt problems
"It has really crept into Florida, as these
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A valiant fight in St. Paul, Minnesota

By Harry C. Alford,
In my travels I have met
many outstanding warriors.
The late Arthur A. Fletcher
and Parren J. Mitchell have
cultivated the nation's land-
scape in terms of economic
empowerment.- There has
* been no greater fighter than
the late Rev. Louis Coleman
in Louisville. The late Earl
White had San Francisco
changing for the better with
each and every step he made.
Lumon Ross in Buffalo is still
going strong and taking no
jive from the gate keepers and
opponents of economical eq-

uity. You won't find
a stronger warrior "
than Arnold Baker
in New Orleans. The
same can be said for
Larry Ivory who has
earned respect from
all elected officials .
in Illinois from the l
Governor on down to
precinct officials re- G
gardless of political
persuasion. There is no one
who can possibly mess with
Dorothy Leavell (in Chicago)
and get away with it. These
greats and legions of others
give us hope for the future
and a better world for our

S Recently, we were
informed of another
warrior living in St.
Paul, Minnesota.
Pastor Fredrick
Newell is ofthat
same ilk. He has
led a fight to change
the discrimination
0RD against people of
color and all of the
exploitation it entails in this
twin city. The data proves
that St. Paul discriminates
against people of color and
it's insistence on feeding an
'Industrial Poverty Complex"
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Small tweets can have mighty i:
Crumbs of data ancing them against Twitter's er it's true. A couple of years
significant upside, I reach a ago, Reuters' Felix Salmon
may lead to big totally different wrote that posting arrant
I have to admit that per- speculation on Twitter was the

and scary stories
By Rem Rieder

I'm generally a big fan of
New York Times columnist Joe
Nocera. But I'm afraid he went
seriously off the rails with his
Tuesday column on Twitter.
In the piece, he explained
why, despite the entreaties of
his daughter, Kate,; who covers
Congress for BuzzFeed, he was
not going to. join the ranks of
the nation's tweeters.
Nocera did take judicial
notice of some of Twitter's
strengths. But, he added, in
his view, "The negatives out-
weigh the positives."
Then he ticked off his is-
sues. Lots of tweets are silly.
The feed can overwhelm you.
That 140-character limit does
nothing but contribute to the
nation's rapidly shrinking at-
tention span.
But his most serious concern
is that "Twitter can be so hurt-
ful." He added, "It can bring
out the worst in people, giving
them license to tweet things
they would never say in~real
None of the counts in Noc-
era's indictment is wrong, of
course. It's just that in bal-.

continued from 7D
TVs to the Net had even higher
rates of cord-cutting poten-
tial. Nearly nine percent (8.8
percent) said they were highly
likely to cut the cord, compared
with 3.5 percent of those who
had not connected their TV to
the Net.
Industry observers have. ex-,
pected that high-speed Internet
connectivity and the availabil-
ity of online video from ser-
vices such as Netflix, Amazon
Instant Video and Hulu would
lead to consumers cutting or
trimming pay-TV bills.
Today there are many ways
to get online video to the TV
- game consoles, Blu-ray play-
ers, set-topl boxes and many
TVs have Wi-Fi and apps on
board. Net-connected TVs ap-

continued from 7D

wage would likely lead to fewer,
jobs being created in the fu-
ture, and it would make for a
tough job market for teenagers.
According, to the Employment
PoliciesInstitute, "for every 10
percent increase in the mini-
mum wage, teen employment at
small businesses is estimated
to decrease by 4.6 percent to
nine percent." For teens, it's far
better to have a job at current
minimum wage than no job at
all, especially since they have
little or no experience in the

Instead of changing laws,
fast-food workers should look
to change corporate cultures.
One idea would be to pressure

'sonally, I'm much more of a
Facebook guy than a Twitter
guy. But that hardly means
I'm immune to the charms of
the social-media venue that
journalist Mark Lisheron calls
the "Conway," an homage to
pre-Bruno Mars singer Con-
way Twitty.
For starters, it's a world-
class, customized window on
the news, a personal wire ser-
vice. It's an up-to-the-second
window into the zeitgeist.
Sure, the tweets are short.
But they often contain links to
deep, rich treatments of signifi-
cant events.
One of the great pleasures of
Twitter is following the conver-
sation while watching events
such as political conventions
and the Oscars on television,
The byplay can be so engaging
that it's easy to pay more at-
tention to the tweets than the
I'm kind of over the debate
about whether Twitter "beats"
the legacy media when news
erupts. It's a phony issue. For
one thing, Twitter isn't a news
entity, it's a pipeline for its 500
million users, more than 200
million of them active, accord-
ing to the social-media main-

pear to be a significant factor'
that spurs cord cutting, says
Michael Greeson, president of
The Diffusion Group.
"Something has happened in
the minds of these consumers
when they have been exposed
to these online video services
via these Net-connected TVs,"
he says. "They are more likely
to cut the cord because of the
availability of these other ser-
vices.", : .
Overall, pay TV providers lost
about 210,000 video subscrib-
ers in the second quarter of
2013, says Vijay Jayant of the
International Strategy and In-
vestment Group. Cable losses
of about 420,000 and satel-
lite TV losses of 160,000, were
partially offset by 370,000
Subscribers gained by telecom
companies such as AT&T and

fast-food companies to allow tip
jars, so that people who wanted
to pass on more to the workers
had a way to do so.
Already, many : waiters and
food delivery workers rely on
Another way would be to en-
courage formation of an or-
ganization that certified or
recognized publicly fast-food
companies paying workers
higher wages, so that consum-
ers could choose to patronize
the higher-paying companies
Sure, that might lead to high-
er food prices, but as fair trade
and green-friendly, products
have shown, consumers can
be willing to pay more if they
approve of the company's ap-
There's also evidence from
Panera Bread's pay-what-you-

Opponents of Egypt's leader celebrate in Cairo on July 3
after his office Twitter account quoted Mohammed Morsi

citing "a full coup."
And it often breaks "news"
before it's actually news. Twit-
ter feeds are packed with mis-
information; there are plenty
of very-much-alive celebrities
who have "died" in tweets, par-
ticularly in the overheated mo-
ments aftgr mega-news erupts.
But it's an invaluable early-
warning service and tip sheet.
In the hands of a gifted Twitter
operative think NPR's Andy
Carvin during the Arab Spyring
- it' can be spectacular.
And, like Facebook, it can
function as a conveyor belt for
first-rate journalism, bringing
to your attention terrific, mate-
rial that you might otherwise
never encounter.

Pay-TV penetration peaked
from 2006 to 2009 at about
82% of U.S. homes, according
to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
That's likely to fall to\79 per-
cent in 2014, the consulting
firm estimates.
TV providers have tried to
hold onto subscribers by bun-
dling TV, telephone and other
services, as well as adding ac-
cess to programming on tablets
and smartphones.
But the growth in Net TV and
cost of programming as evi-
denced by the ongoing dispute
between CBS and Time Warner
Cable- "is almost like a per-
fect storm" that's unraveling
the traditional pay-TV provid-
ers' grip.
"They are not going to be the
only game in town, and they
are losing their leverage," Gree-
son says.

want cafes, and'for a while in
the St. Louis area, one pay-
what-you-want menu item (tur-
key chili bread bowl), that peo-
ple can be" willing to pay a little
more if they think the extra will
help benefit another struggling
As a teen, I worked at Burger
King and saw firsthand how
tough the work can be. (If
you're doubtful, try simultane-
ously filling soda cups, taking
an order, and giving change at
a drive-through window during
the lunch rush sometime.)
Sure, fast-food workers
should consider getting more
education and/or skills so that
they command higher wages at
other jobs.
But fast-food companies also
should take a hard look at their
budgets and'find ways to boost
their employees' earnings.

FL has highest rates

FORECLOSURE monitors public re-
continued from 7D cords for three types
of foreclosure filings:
mortgages in Florida, new cases, sched-
there is enough de- uled auctions and
mand for homes to bank repossessions.
keep values from fall- Blomquist said he
ing, Blomquist said. expects foreclosures to
"A lot of things point decline in Florida dur-
to the fact that this is ing the second half of
not another crisis, just 2013. Some areas al-

the winding down of
the previous crisis," he
said. "It seems pretty
clear that home prices
have bottomed out and
they're on the way up
for the long term."
Nationally, nearly
131,000 homes were
in the foreclosure pro-
cess, down 32 percent
from July 2012, Real-
tyTrac said. The firm

ready are seeing filings
New cases in Palm
Beach County declined
68 percent in July from
a year ago, accord-
ing to the Palm Beach
County Clerk & Comp-
troller's office. The 387
cases filed is the low-
est number since July
2006, Clerk Sharon
Bock's office said.

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There's no doubt that Twit-
ter's most vociferous champi-
ons can go too far. I take issue
with the idea that it's fine to
just throw a rumor up there
even if you have no idea wheth-

same as gossiping in the news-
room. I couldn't disagree more.
A tweet interjects that rumor
into the news stream. That's
a prescription for all kinds of
collateral damage.
Twitter's very nature can
lead you to pull the trigger
too quickly, to your regret. On
Monday, the Associated Press
felt compelled to instruct its
employees, "Think before you
tweet." The reminder came af-
ter a tweet on the Texas &bor-
tion battle with the hashtag
"#StandWithWendy" (as in
abortion rights stalwart Wendy
Davis), and a former temporary
staffer tweeted criticism of the
verdict in the George Zimmer-
man trial.
At the same time, Twitter
serves as a remarkably effec-

on a race neutral program
called the "Vender Outreach
Program" instead of affirmative
action. It is a' failure and per
the Civil Rights Act, Section 3
Sof the HUD Act and decisions of
the US Supreme Court the city
must change. Newell is merg-
ing proper Disparity Studies,
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
complaints and Section 3 of the
HUD Act into a rolling assault
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weeks ago.
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shifts like that are normal and
applications- are essentially at
a point where they may not fall
much further.
"Readings below 300K are
rare and rarely sustained,"
Jonathan Basile, director of
U.S. economics at Credit Su-
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pointed Thomas Perez as Sec-
retary of Labor. Perez avoided
the Rule of Law and got a major
promotion for it go figure!
Mr. Alford is the co-founder,
President/CEO of,the National
Black Chamber of Commerce.

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creased this year to an average
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Net job gains show the num-
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The Labor Department says
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Hiring hasn't bounced back
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month this year through June,
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average of 5.3 million.
I Despite the drop in unem-
ployment applications, net job
growth slowed in July.
Employers created just
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Fast food workers need creativity




tive venue for instantly cor-
recting bad information. When
stories go awry, they are likely
to be rapidly repudiated, often
by highly knowledgeable crit-
ics. It's quite a contrast to an
earlier era, when the debunk-
ing would arrive long after the
fact. That is a huge plus for the
nation's civic life.
In his column, Nocera
mentioned that the offensive
material that bothers him so
much. on Twitter also plagues
other social-media venues. But
social media also are playing a
positive role in efforts to clean
up the nasty, unpleasant world
of digital comments.
SOne of the causes of the
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Wednesday became the latest
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Obesity's new label a concern for

By Diane Stafford

Ignore an obese em-
ployee's request for a
larger desk chair and
prepare to be sued for
violating disability aC-
commodations law.
Don't hire an over-
weight woman be-
cause she doesn't fit
your corporate sales
image and face a pos-
sible discrimination
A decision this sum-.
mer by the American
Medical Association
to classify obesity as
a disease, instead of a
condition, has height-
ened concerns among
employment law offi-
cials about such pos-
sible workplace out-
Employees who are
obese possibly as

few'as 30 pounds over
recommended body
weight for their height,
age and sex are now
more likely to be rec-
ognized as disabled
with rights under the
2008 amendments to
the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
That can be a big,
costly deal, given that
one-third of American
adults are classified
as obese, on top of an-
other one-third con-
sidered overweight.
The U.S. obesity rate
jumped nearly +50
percent from 1997 to
2012, according to the
Centers for Disease
Control and Preven-
"Recognizing obesity
as a disease will help
change the way the
.medical community

tackles this complex
issue," AMA board
member Patrice -Har-
ris said in a statement
explaining the reclas-
Disability law says
an impairment is
something that affects
a major life activity or
body function and
that could include
walking or sitting.
SA portent of things
to come emerged in
.a lawsuit settled last
year after the Equal
Employment Opportu-
nity Commission had
sued a BAE Systems
subsidiary in Houston
for disability discrimi-
nation. The commis-
sion had charged that
the company regarded
an employee as dis-
abled and fired him
because of his obesity

S : .. ---Laura Bavermpn"
Javier Villatoro, of Antigua, Guatemala, left, is learning how to.
build a business making jewelry with help from American mission-
aries who teach business skills to budding entrepreneurs. At right
is Noe Rivera.

Entrepreneurship is

only way to succeed

Fbr poor people building their business

must be q necessity for re progress

By Laura Baverman

ANTIGUA, Guatemala Javier
Villatoro grew up without a mom
and dad in Guatemala City. He
dropped out of school in his late
teens to learn to cut Guatemalan
jade and other precious stones and
to work silver with Argentinean'
He used his earnings to buy

drugs, alcohol and snuff. He strug-
'gled with thoughts of suicide.
Villatoro didn't have parents, let
alone a community of successful
entrepreneurs to teach him about
business and build his character.
His life changed five years ago-,
when he became a Christian, but
only today is he crafting bracelets,
necklaces and earrings that will
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in the

even though he could
perform his job.
To settle the case,
the company agreed
to pay the fired worker
$55,000 and cover his
outplacement services.
The AMA's reclas-
sification of obesity
as a disease sparked
conjecture that will
Employment law at-
torneys and human

RFQ NO. 362316


resource officials now limited in life func-
are watching to see if tions, they still may
the EEOC expands its qualify as protected
definition of a disabil- by law if the employer
ity beyond its current 'regards" them as im-
.morbidly obese" dis- paired.
tinction. That gener- But he warned
ally means someone against employers
weighs twice the nor- making assumptions
mal body weight, about who is obese.
Under federal dis- Obesity in adults is de-
ability law, even if fined as having a body
employees aren't mor- mass index, or BMI, of
bidly obese and aren't 30 or higher.


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Penelope Townsley
Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
Sipevize Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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NO. 12271.

Johnny Martinez, P. E. )
AD NO. 004784 City Manager







People line up for a career fair this April in Albany, N.Y. The
government reported that 162,000 jobs were created in July.

By Rob Dietz

Everybody is finding fault
with the economy these days.
When it doesn't grow quickly
enough, business leaders com-
plain, then President Obama
announces he is refocusing on
the economy yet again. When
job growth appears to pick up,
as it did last week, investors flee
from stocks fearing rising inter-
est rates., I
It often seems that only those
who make money when things
are good and when they are bad
seem to be happy. People such
as the 10 highest-earning hedge
fund managers who averaged
a billion dollars in take-home
pay last year are all smiles. But

regular Americans have legiti-
mate concerns, especially those
who have faced home foreclo-
sures, layoffs, and sky-high
tuition and medical bills.

This gloom might seem
misplaced. After all, the goal
emanating from boardrooms,
newsrooms and classrooms is to
grow the economy, as measured
by gross domestic product. And
U.S. GDP has risen for 14 quar-
ters in a row. Last week was
bad for the stock markets, but
it has only been a couple weeks
since the S&P 500 was in record
territory. The government an-
nounced that 162,000 new jobs
had been created in July.

Nevertheless many people
sense something's wrong. Even
with rising GDP, we're not feel-
ing better off. One reason is
that a few wealthy individuals
have hoarded the benefits of
growth. When a fund manager
can "earn" as much in one hour
as a typical American family
earns in two decades, it's time
to reconsider our idea of fair-
ness. But there's a deeper prob-
lem. The pursuit of GDP growth
is failing because the costs have
ballooned beyond the benefits.
GDP is a measure of total
economic activity of money
changing hands. Since it
doesn't distinguish between de-
sirable and undesirable activi-
ties, GDP includes expenditures
we'd rather avoid (e.g., the costs
of constructing prisons and
cleaning up pollution). GDP also
fails to consider valuable activi-
ties that occur outside the mar-
ketplace (child care and yard
.work at home). Most egregious
of all, it reveals nothing about
whether all this economic activ-
ity can be sustained. Ironically,
rising GDP may indicate that
we're throwing more and more
money at problems caused by
rising GDP, all while liquidating
our supply of natural resources.
That's a gloomy prospect.
Although economists can
paint a gloomy picture, environ-
mental scientists are the true
artists. They report depress-
ing conclusions such as, the
global economy is consuming
resources 50% faster than they
can be regenerated. This fact
comes from estimates of hu-
manity's ecological footprint.
Whereas GDP can be thought of
as the speedometer on our eco-
nomic car, indicating whether
the economy is speeding up or
slowing down, the ecological
footprint is like the fuel gauge.
It shows that Americans are
consuming fuel so fast that we'd
need four more Earths if every-
one else consumed like us.

Fixating on the speedom-
eter without checking the fuel
gauge is a careless way to drive,

but we need to be more than
responsible economic drivers.
We need a destination worth
reaching. Instead of endless ex-
pansion, the economic destina-
tion should be sustainable and
equitable well-being prosper-
ity for all, including those not
yet born.
Getting there requires a prop-
er indicator of progress on the
dashboard, something like the
happy planet index. This sta-
tistic measures the ecological
efficiency with which we achieve
long and happy lives. HPI
combines life expectancy data
and people's self-reported life
satisfaction, and divides this
aggregate number by ecological
footprint. Managing the econo-
my to achieve high HPI means
aiming for the good life within
environmental limits. Managing
for high GDP means producing
and consuming more stuff. The
U.S. ranks first among nations
in stuff, but only 105th in HPI
because we're not seeking the
right destination.
Optimizing HPI makes more
sense than maximizing GDP,
but such a change would re-
quire an economic overhaul.
Today when the economy stops
growing, jobs evaporate and
the financial system.falls apart.
But we can build a prosperous
yet non-growing economy that
works for people and the planet.
That's the subject of a new
book I wrote with Dan O'Neill
called Enough Is Enough. After
describing why an economy
of enough is preferable to an
economy of more, we provide a
blueprint for reducing resource
use, securing meaningful jobs
and reconfiguring businesses.
It's time to set aside gloom.
Maybe we should even celebrate
slowdowns in GDP growth. In
a survey conducted by Policy
Interactive, 87 percent of re-
spondents agreed that the U.S.
"would be better off if we all
consumed less."
We don't need ever increasing
consumption to live good lives.
What we do need is an econo-
my that recognizes enough is

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banks found it is a good
way to make money," said
Alice Vickers, a lobbyist
for the Florida Consumer
Action Network. "We have
opposed storefront payday
loans from the beginning,
but it is even worse now
with these national banks
taking on this product. We
are very disappointed they
would even consider doing
SThe conflict has intensi-
fied in recent months, as
federal bank regulators
mull over new rules that
would require banks to
adopt added protections for
payday-advance borrowers.
Banks say the measures
could drive them out of the
business and leave their
customers at the mercy of
more expensive products.

Earlier this week, authori-
ties in New York sued an
online payday lender, ac-
cusing it of violating state
law by charging customers
annual percentage rates of
300 percent or more.
Ohio-based Fifth Third,
the ninth-largest bank in
Central Florida and the
12th-largest statewide, de-
scribed its product as a vi-
able, affordable alternative
for obtaining short-term
Regions Bank sixth-
largest in Central Florida
and fourth-largest state-
wide said it has built
customer safeguards into
its payday product, a line
of credit known as "Ready
Advance." The Alabama-
based financial institution
cited internal customer re-
search indicating a need
and a demand for the
short-term loans.

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make him a good life.
Villatoro is living in
Antigua, Guatemala,
alongside a handful of
missionaries from the
U.S., young men and
women who are teach-
ing him and others

about personal finance,
marketing and sales,
business ethics, bud-
geting, accounting and
how to price products or
services. They're help-
ing him, design pieces
that American women
would find fashionable,
and helping him tell his
story through each sale.

His goal today is to set
up an Internet store and
begin selling his jewelry
along with art, clothing
and" accessories made
by others. Hehopes to
hire young Guatema-
lans who need direction
in life and teach them
about entrepreneur-

FPL near the top in customer satisfaction
By Doreen Hemlock about their utility. More ,? 21 points in that category to
............. than 102,000 people re- .' ".. 709 points out of 1,000.
Florida Power & Light sponded with opinions on '"' Florida utilities must
customers are more satis- 126 brands. contend with more problems
Sfled with the electric utility's "FPL is one the best in the ': yL than their peers elsewhere
service compared with last. country in communications :,' in the U.S., with inter-
year, according to a sur- with their customers. They /.' ruptions of power of less
vey of residential users by are doing a terrific job," than five minutes, a result
independent researcher J.D. said John Hazen, who led of rainstorms and other
Power. the research. FPL excels at weather conditions, Hazen
FPL gained 19 points over reaching out to consumers said.
last year and ranked sec- by email and on its website FPL rose in every other
ond among large utilities in to explain everything from FPL excels at reach- category surveyed, too,
the U.S. South. The Juno the cause of an outage to ing out to consumers by including price, billing, citi-
Beach-based utility was No. how households can save on emal and on its website zenship, communications
2 to top-ranked Oklahoma energy, bills, he said. and customer service.
Gas & Electric, according FPL scored 674 out of to explain everything. FPL ranked second among
to the 2013 Electric Util- 1,000 points on the survey, vey reported, large utilities in the U.S.
ity Residential Customer just nine points behind The annual study rates South in 2012, up from No.
Satisfaction Study released Oklahoma Gas. It was 17 companies on six factors, 4 in the 2011 study.
this week. The survey asked points higher than the aver- with power quality and "The challenge for FPL
residential customers more age score for large utilities reliability the most heavily now," said Hazen, "is there
than 130 online questions in the U.S. South, the sur- weighted. FPL's score rose are less easy things to fix."

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Rodriguez, Lorena P 14273 SW 94Th Circle In #103 Vasconcelos, Christy 8375 SW 155Th Ter
Salntll, Jonathan 25081 SW 122Nd Ct VIllanueva, Christopher F 14029 SW 155Th Ter
Salazar, Jose 3531 NW FlaglerTer Walker, Chester 1040 NW 95Th Ter APT 1
Salgueiro, Jennifer C 11115W Okeechobee Rd UNIT 101 Walker, James A 11060 SW 196Th ST APT 311
Sands, Timothy L 2461 NW 139Th St Ware, Cynthia I 22790 SW 112Th Ave
Scott, David G 2007 SE 3Rd St Washington, Keisha T 27124 SW 138Th CtAPT B
Sealy, Christopher J 8230 NW 2Nd Ct Weary, Levonne 14620 SW 104Th Pl
Sell, Jorge 7601 E Treasure Dr 1624 Wilcox, Calvin C 1880 NW 87Th St
SerpaJR,JoseM 700NW41lStSt Wilder, Darryl D 1540 NW60ThSt
Serra, Maria E 2350SW27ThSt Wiley,Antawnn D 12111 SW168ThTer
Short, Russell K 6780 SW 39Th ST Williams, Carl L 114 NE 56Th StAPT 114
Smart, Deloris S 1400 NW 54Th St APT 603 Williams, Dale A 17662 SW 105Th Ave
Smith, Ann H 8638 Harding Ave #508 Williams, Eddie L 1648 SW 7Th St
Stagger, Antwan J 5341 SW 62nd Ave Williams, Keon 1960 NW 4Th Ct
Streeter, Joviel F 3420 NW 189th St Williams, Richard 24 NW 8Th Ave
Sullivan, Fabian D 6016 SW 63Rd St Wordly,AID 845W Lucy ST APT 276
Taylor,Zeric D 1212 NW 1StPI APT 103 Wright,Tablta S 16173 SW 151st St
Thomabar, Melvin J 15007 NE 6Th Ave #123 Yergin, Ersun 4775 Collins Ave 2802
Timmons III, Williel 26156 SW 139Th Ave Young, Nicole 1025 NW 155Th Ln AFT #205
Truesdell, Pabtrick J 3564 William Ave
Penelope Townsley
Supervisor of BElections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade '
Sipevtz Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

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Title: Miscellaneous Archaeological Services

Response Submission Date:
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DP No.: 13611 Johnny Martinez, P.E., City Manager

10D THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 21-27, 2013 1


SECTION D 2AF- -O ..UG.T 2 -27


^ Apaitmntse

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one
bath, $450. Stove and
refrigerator. 305-642-7080

1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $750 mthly. $1000 move
in. 305-696-7667
1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080

12675 NE 13 Avenue
Clean, quiet, one bdrm. with
central air in North Miami.
$750 mthly. 305-582-9381
1311 NW 2 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $375

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $395.
Two bdrms, one bath $495

1450 NW 1 Avenue
Efficiency, one bath. $395.
/ 1500 NW 69 Terrace
Beautiful one or two bdrms.
Section 8 OK.305-527-8779
1541 NW 1 Place
One bedroom $495, Studio
$425. Very Quiet.
Call 786-506-3067

167"NE 59 St-Unit #5
One bedroom, one bath,
$750. Section 8 Welcome.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.

1720 NW 1 Place
One bdrm,, $525; quiet
gated building, call 786-506-

1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroonr, one bath.
$450. Stove, refrigerator.

186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $450.
Stove, refrigerator.

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
30 Street 12 Avenue Area'
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
3040 NW 135 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$700 mthly. 786-325-8000
3185 NW 75 Street
One bedroom, close to metro
rail. $650 monthly, first and
last 305-439-2906
352 NW 11 Street
One bdrm, $500, two bdrms.
$650. Quiet gated building.

467 NW 6 Street
Efficiency, one bath $395.
Free water 305-642-7080

6091 NW 15 Avenue
One bdrm. one bath. $450.
Three bdrms, two baths.
$750. 305-642-7080

708 NW 4 Avenue
One bdrm.,;one bath $550.
Stove, refrigerator free
water, air, gas. 305-642-

731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water. $495 monthly.
Call 786-328-5878

748 NW 61 Street
One bdrm, $650. two bdrms,
$800. Free water, quiet
building. Call 786-506-3067.

8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 NW 11 St
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
- approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080

Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023 -
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383

One or two bedrooms,
qualify the same day. Free
22 inch LCD TV. 305-603-
9592 or visit our office at:
1250 NW 62 StApt#1.
Overtown 305-600-7280 or
T- .- .
14320 NE 5 Place
Unit 4
Three bdrms., two baths. All
appliances with washer and
dryer. $1180 mthly. Section 8
Welcome. 305-968-7832
2215 NW 135 Terrace
Three bedrooms, three baths,
$1400. Section 8 Welcome,
2906 NW 195 Lane
Three bdrms., one bath.
$1125 mthly. 786-457-3287
Three bedrooms, two baths
units. Rudy 786-367-6268.
2226 NW 135 Terrace
17942 NW 40 Court

1332 NE 117 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air, appliances, $1200
monthly, $2400 move in,
Section 8 okay! Call James
or Debra at 305-944-9041 or
1493 NW 56 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. 305-219-2571
1602 NW 85 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $850.
Stove, refrigerator, air. 305-

1800 NW 74Terrace
Two bdrms,. one bath, air,
bars, fenced, close to schools
and bus line. 305-691-6435
or 305-634-3473'
1848 NW 42STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, central air, water
included. Call 786-290-6750
1876 NW 69 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. 786-328-

21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
remodeled. $975. $2925
move in. 305-527-9911
2452 NW 44 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, air,
$675 mthly. 786-877-5358
252 NW 59 Street
Four bdrms, two baths. $1400
mtnly. Contact Marco
2524 NW 80 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, $900 a month,
$2,700 move in. Mike:
2541 York Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $895.
Appliances, free water.
2545 York Street
Opa Locka
Two bedrooms, one bath,
refrigerator, stove, air, new
bath and kitchen. Section 8
Welcome 954-736-9005.
271 NW 46 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $895,
appliances, free water and
electric, 305-642-7080.

3030 NW 19 Avenue
One bdrm. Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776
36 NW 52 Street
Efficiency, one bath $625.
Appliances with all utilities.
One bdrm., one bath, $695
no utilities. Appliances.

38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. Include water.
No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
5510 N. Miami Place
Two bdrms, two baths, new
appliances, air. $850 mthly.
786-343-5128, 786-316-9600
6728 NW 4 Court
Three bdrms,\two baths,
Section 8 welcome, call:
7619 NE 3 Court
One bedroom, one bath. Call
7633 NW 2 Court
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, appliances, $995.-
Three bedrooms, two baths,
appliances. $1,500 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome.
Available September 1.

NW 76, 2nd Court
Three bdrms, two baths.
Section 8 ok. 305-258-6626
1136 Sesame Street
Two bdrms., one bath. $900
monthly. 786-325-8000

6811 NW 29 Avenue

Efficiency private entrance,
central air $550 monthly.

Near 90 Street and
22 Avenue
Air, electric and water
included. One person only.
Fuamished Rooms|

1524 NW 74 Street
No Deposit Required. $140
moves you in. Aircable,
utilities included. 786-487-
1709 NW 62 TERR.
Newly renovated rooms. Near
bus lines. Priviledges like
home, central air and heat.
One person $550 monthly.
211 NW 12 Street
$400 a month, no deposit,
utilities included,

335 NW 203 Terrace
Gated community, full
kitcheh,TV, free cable, and
air. Call 954-678-8996
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen and bath one person.,
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Clean, comfortable. Cable
* optional. $115 weekly, $215
to move in. 786-623-7675
Close to 163 St. Mall.
Clean furnished room. Own
entrance. 305-749-6418
Nicely furnished room with
private entrance.
305-300-7783. Rooms and
Clean, nice, and air. $100 a
week. 786-426-6263.
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $440 and $500
monthly. 786-277-3434

10360 SW 173rd Terrace
Four bdrms, one bath,
$1150. Appliances, central
10740 SW 149 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1000 montriy, No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
1172 NW 60 Street,
Three bdrms., two baths,
$1600 mthly. 305-993-8227
133 St and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.

1790 NW 48 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$900 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
1850 Service Road
Three bdrms., one bath.
$1400 mthly. 305-993-8227
1864 NW 88 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air. No Section 8. $1300.
Broker Terry Dellerson
2000 NW 97 Street
Two bedrooms with air and
appliances. 786-426-6263
20520 NW 24 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air. $1300. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2343 NW 100 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $825.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

2520 NW 141 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8, $1500 monthly.
Dwayne, 954-614-8932.
S2931 NW 49 Street
Spacious home with private
fence. Three bedrooms, two
baths, family room, carport.
No Section 8. No pets. $1250
monthly, $2500 required.
3001 NW 205 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
excellent condition, $1350
monthly. Section 8 Accepted.
Call Alex 561-373-6780
3035 NW 205 Street
Five bedrooms, two baths,
excellent condition, $1700
monthly. Section 8 Accepted.
Call Alex, 561-373-6780.
3750 NW 169 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, $1500. No section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
5020 SW 26 Ave-Danla
Two bdrms. one bath. $950.
Appliances, central air, free
water. 305-642-7080

777 NE 160 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Call 786-286-2540
9401 NW 4 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $1200
mthly. Nice neighborhood,
accessible to 1-95. First month
and $1200 security deposit
required. 305-469-2003 .
S941 Opa Locka Blvd
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$900 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
Brownsville Area
Four bdrms, one and a half
bath. Deposit required. $1600
mthly. Section 8 only.
Floral Park
Three bedrooms, two
baths, spacious, 1575 Sq.
feet house, garage, large
backyard. $1400' monthly,

Three bdrmns, one bath.
Section 8 O.K. 786-399-5143
Three bedrooms, two baths
single family house, central
air, renovated. Section 8
Welcome. Call Zac 305-984-
Miami Area
Three bedrooms, section 8
unit just finished complete
renovations, new floors,
custom wood kitchen cabs,
private sun deck, great
location, cheapest in the
market ready to move. For
info call
Three bdrms, two baths, by
schools, turnpike; casino.
$1400 mthly. Section 8 only.
Four bdrms., two baths,
Section 8 Welcome. 954-600-
2314 or 786-234-5803
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Remodeled. Section 8
Welcome. 786-301-4368.
Three bedrooms., two baths.
Only Section 8.
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Two mths free rent in one of
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Miami Gardens office center,
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Miami Area
$500 mthly. 954-558-7872

225 NW 103 Street
For sale four bedrooms, two
baths, remodeled. Try $3900
down and $899 monthly P&l
with good credit. NDI Realtors
3421 NW 213 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
remodeled. $995 monthly.
$2985 move in.
819 NW 77 Street
Three bdrms., one and a'half
baths, remodeled kitchen,
baths, and tile floors. Large
patio, central air. Seller will
pay 3% of closing cost. Call
Louisnice, 786-369-6058.




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Central HC Roland Smith Central Sr RB Dalvin Cook (L) and Joseph Yearby (R). Central offense and defense preparing for season.

Central, Booker T. enter season as #1 teams

By Akilah Laster

Four of the nation's top 25
high school football teams hail
from South Florida; Miami
Central (ranked No. 1 on Max-, Booker T. Wash-
ington Senior High School
(ranked No. 1 in USAToday
poll), St. Thomas Aquinas
High School (Fort Lauderdale
(ranked No. 11 in USAToday
poll) and University School"
(Fort Lauderdale, ranked No.
25 on The
State of Florida has more high
schools in the top 25 polls this
year, than any other state with
Texas coming in second.
Such recognition could come
with a sense of urgency to live
up to extremely high expecta-

tions. But both Booker T. and
Central, reigning Class 4A
and 6A state champions, say
they're not letting it become a
"As coaches we try to keep
it in perspective with the
players," said Booker T. head
coach, Tim "Ice" Harris. "With
the schedule that we have, you
have to play week in and week
Roland Smith, former head
coach of Northwestern when
they claimed the 2006 state
title, is now in his first year at
Central after a six-season hia-
tus. He says his goal is to keep
his team focused.
"They've been ranked high
like this before," Smith said
about last year's team, who
entered the season losing two

of its first three games. "We're
not worrying about our op-
ponents right now because we
need to just get better day by
day and night by night while
we're practicing."

Benefits come with being #1
While each respective team
shies away from defining
itself solely by its ranking, the
schools' climates and sur-
rounding communities have
benefited from the football
teams' prestige.
" "The football season is the
first major thing that really
happens in the school year
and it drives the morale and
the spirit of the school," said
Gregory Bethune, principal of
Central. "People don't make
the direct correlation with it,

but if you take a look at uni-
versities, when their football
teams win their enrollment
spikes and that's been a truth
for us as well."
According to Bethune, en-
rollnient has reached close to
2,000 students.
"The students are a bit more
focused in terms of having this
great football program," said
William Aristide, the prin-
cipal of Booker T. "Kids are
walking with their shoulders
squared [and] just being very
positive. When you have a very
good football program, during,
football season our attendance
-rates are higher and there are
fewer fights because they really
embrace the football team."
While Central, who was'. 12-2
last season, has been national-

ly ranked over the past several
seasons, Booker T.'s newfound
success is comparable to the
Miami Heat, according to Aris-
"Everybody likes success,
people want to be associated
with success. People love a
winner," Aristide said.
Players for both teams are
already looking to the future.
Central's senior running back
duo Dalvin Cook committed
to University of Florida and
Joseph Yearby committed
to the University of Miami;
Booker T.'s senior quarterback
Treon Harris has committed to
Florida State.
Focus and leadership will
be necessary for both teams,
whose season start this Sat-
urday with two major away

games. Central faces Dwyer
High School (Palm Beach),
ranked 16th in the Atate.
Booker T. will head up the road
to' Georgia to play No. 6 nation-
ally ranked Norcross High
School. Meanwhile, local fans
are looking ahead to the head-
to head match up when the
Rockets and Tornados battle it
out on September 9th at Traz
Powell. The Tornados, who
were 13-1 last season, are set
to bounce back from last year's
only loss a disappointing
knock out,, 37-26, by the Rock-
ets at Sun Life Stadium.
"We all have a great relation-
ship and we understand the
opportunity of playing against
each other this year is going to
be exciting and we're looking
forward to it," Harris said.


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Booker T. staff (from left) DC Sheldon Hanks, HC Booker T. seniors (from left) DB Nigel Patten, QB Treon Harris, Booker T. defense hustling during practice.
Tim Ice Harris, OC Tim Harris Jr. RB Krondis Larry, DL Chad Thomas.

Some' 72 Dolphins refuse White House invite

By Dave Hyde

I'm not going to lie. -I wish
they were going. I thiink they
all should go. The 1972 Dol-
phins go to the White House
on Tuesday for a fun road trip
down Pennsylvania Avenue and
memory lane.
Rather, most of them will go.
A couple of players have pre-
viously scheduled engagements
they couldn't leave. That hap-
pens. But the conversation
will be about three refusing to
go and two on the fence about
the trip because of politicsand
President Obama.
They're respectful. They're
entitled to their decision. They
wish their teammates well. Bob
Kuechenberg's first words were,
"I want to be careful, because
mom said if you have noth-
ing good to say about some-
one, then don't say anything. I
don't have anything good to say
about someone."

This is where you realize
a trip meant to be fun and
41 years in the making isn't
.viewed as fun by everyone in-
"We've ,got some 'real moral
compass issues in Washing-'
ton," Hall of Famae center Jim
Langer said. "I don't want to
be in a room with those people
and pretend I'm having a good
time. I can't do that. If that (an-
gers) people, so be it."
"I'll just say my views are dia-
metrically opposed to the Presi-
dent's," Manny Fernandez said.
"Enough said. Let's leave it at
that. I hope everyone enjoys the
trip who goes."
They have every right to feel
this way, of course. And their
stances aren't so surprising.
A growing sports tradition ac-
companying the one of cham-
pionship teams to the White
House is players protesting pol-
itics by not going.
Baltimore Ravens center

Dolphins counting on

big plays this season

It was every NFL head coach's
worst nightmare. You are play-
ing a valuable starter in a
meaningless pre season game
just to get some much needed
work in. Fins Coach Joe Phil-
bin was probably gonna get
his regular guys out of the
game in short order and then
it happened. In a split second

Fins starting tight end Dustin
Keller's season. was over. He is
going to miss the entire sea-
son with a knee injury that
leaves the team without much
experience at tight end, many
of us thought Keller would be
a great security blanket for
Ryan Tannehill and extend
drives something this team

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Don Shula is best known as the legendary coach of the
Miami Dolphins from 1970-1995. He led the team to two
Super Bowl victories and to the only perfect season in the

Matt Birk didn't join the NFL
champions to protest President
Obama's right-to-life views.
Boston Bruins goalie Tim
Thomas passed on the White
House trip because the govern-
ment, "has grown out of con-
trol, threatening the. Rights,

desperately needed.
Keller seriously injured his
right knee during Saturdays
preseason game at the Hous-
ton Texans, two people famil-
iar with the diagnosis said
Sunday. The injury if you saw
it was hard to watch and we all
pretty much knew. There goes
his season. Now we all feel ter-
rible for Dustin Keller..
He had just signed a $4.25
million, one-year contract
with the Dolphins in March af-
ter five seasons with the New
York Jets. His injury really
hurts this football team and is
a huge setback in the develop-
ment of young Ryan Tannehill
who seemed to be in sync with
Keller almost immediately.
Miami ranked 30th in the
NFL last year with 13 touch-

Liberties and Property of the
If players still in the relative
youth of life and career custody
of their teams make such state-
ments, it was bound to happen
with these undefeated Dol-
phins. They're in their 60s and

down passes, but with Tan-
nehill and Keller in such a
groove as they showed in
training camp big things were
Keller was carted off the field
after taking a hit in the knee
from the helmet of tackler D.J.

70s now. They've lived full lives
and have entrenched opinions.
Langer said he was first asked
informally about a year ago if
he'd go to this White House.
"No, never," he said.
Again, I wish they all were
going as a team. That's my
thought. It's a shame because
they've remained a team for 41
years. It's a shame, because
about half of any team visiting
the White House disagrees with
any sitting president judging
by the ballots.
It's also a shame because
this fuels the Grumpy, Old Men
motif that's clattered behind
this team through the years.
The first president in four de-
cades invites them to the White
House and is turned down for
But here's the thing: They
have every right to do this. The
two players on the fence asked
me not to name them. Maybe
they go. Maybe not. The three

Swearinger, a rookie safety.
Swearinger sent a tweet on
behalf of Keller, although he
referred to him by the wrong
"Everybody pray 4 Justin
Keller," Swearinger tweeted. "I
pray you have a speedy recov-
ery bro...and kill it when you
get back. . definitely wasn't
intentional." This is football, it
happens. The big question is
now what.
I have always been a big sup-
porter of Charles Clay who
has made 34 receptions in
two seasons. Will he step up
? What about Michael Egnew,
who played in only two games
last year after being drafted in
the third round ion Sims ?.
"We have other guys who
have caught the ball down the

who decided not to go are re-
spectfully firm.
-"I don't belong there, I'll tell
you. that," Kuechenberg said.
"Without being critical, I can
just tell you I don't belong. It
would be hypocritical of me to
be there.
"I don't want to do that. I just
don't believe in this adminis-
tration at all. So I don't belong.
Anyone on the left or the right
has to respect one man's opin-
Forty-one years ago, the '72
Dolphins followed orders, swal-
lowed egos, tamped down per-
sonalities and came together
for the good of a team. That
was their job.
Forty-one years later, it's dif-
ferent. It's more complex. It's
not a job. It's their beliefs.
"I think it's great if (other
players) want to have that
function at the White House,"
Langer said. "I have other stuff
to do."

middle," Dolphins coach Joe
Philbin said after Saturday's
game. "We've got some big
targets. Egnew is a big man.
Sims is a big man. Clay has
caught the ball down the mid-
dle before. We'll adjust".
Now we will see the value of
GM Jeff Ireland's draft picks,
the Fins have drafted a tight
end the last three years it is
time for someone to step up
and prove that they can be a
first string guy. These guys are
young and in order to get better
they need to play. Personally I
will put my money on Charles
Clay whom I always felt had
big play potential. That is what
this team is counting on this
season, big plays. Losing Keller
really hurts, now lets see how
this team responds.

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