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VOLUME 91 NUMBER 13 MIAMI, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013 50 cents



Former FMU

president dies
Miami Times staff report

South Florida mourns the recent death of one of its greatest educators and community leaders, Dr. Albert E. Smith. Smith, 81, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Oct. 24, 1932, came to Miami in the spring of 1993, following his tenure at South Carolina
State University, when he was
asked to serve as the tenth president of Florida Memorial College (now known as Florida Memorial University). He served in that capacity until he retired in June
6and was named
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Local pioneering


pastor has died
Miami Times staff report

The Rev. Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin, 64, was a beloved pastor and longtime community leader who started her church in her own living room.
As her membership grew, she
moved to several funeral homes and hotels before settling in Miami Gardens in the church's 22,000 square-foot home. As the senior
minister and president of the Universal Truth
Center [UTC], she led
more than 25,000
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network. Plans laid out by hospiVoters have :' approved $83oMtal officials call for $477M in conbonds- new committee will traction projects, including a new
rehabilitation hospital and 12 urreview how dollars are spent gent-care centers throughout the
County. Another $350M is slotted i By D. Kevin McNeir for new equipment with $130M set
kmcneir@miamitimesonine.com aside for computers and software
that will vastly improve access to Voters recently approved an $830M bond re- EDMONSON Jackson's medical records, physiquest that will raise their property taxes and will cians' reports and clinical informaallow Jackson Health System to proceed with a list tion. But County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, of long-term needs that include upgrades and new who says she supported the bond from the start, Y1 equipment for Miami-Dade County's public hospital Please turn to JACKSON 1OA














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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OwN DESTINY

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Stuff happens. H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Fou~nder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believes that America can best lead the a k
How else to explain the latest curious scenario involving the GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 woi rmrAa n atp~ paoimweitacrso_____state Department of Corrections? every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or he~r
To save money last year, Florida closed several prisons. Now, RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to help every person in~ the firm belief heading into next year's legislative session, the department has -that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held~ back.
petitioned lawmakers to scrounge up $59 million to re-open
nine shuttered facilities. Why?.;
Despite an overall dip in crime statewide, the nation's third- B E''OISN upIn.eoisn@ahn hPt
largest prison system continues to pack prisons to bursting.
In July, the state Criminal Justice Estimating Conference
forecast the inmate population, now about 101,000, will rise D-scA y C h vri on its il1
2.7 percent next year. The next year, there'll be another 1.4 Pr s d n O ba m'"ia co t ie but s ilresolute:
percent increase. The. state will need better than 1,000 new It was a necessary retreat, have would be able to keep it.. can legislation would'pass both your-insurance prison beds to keep up. but President Obama made Overall, however, Obama was chambers* and force the presi- may further depress enroll-.
Certainly, we're curious to know what happened in a year's clear last week that his bottom as contrite as I've ever seen dent to exercise his veto. ment, as some people choose time that prison officials were caught so flat-footed. It seems line remains unchanged: "I'm him, and also as resolute. We The GOP has made clear that -to stick with their cheap, noa colossal failure in planning that DOC would so quickly seek not going to walk away from screwed up, he effectively said, it wants to destroy Obamacare, frills coverage rather than upto revive two prisons in Raiford and Polk City five work 40 million people who have the but we're not backing down. not fix it. Obana's~ move last grade to more comprehensive camps, and two re-entry centers. chance to get health insurance The president went out of his Thursday is an inelegant solu- care through the exchanges.
Incredibly, DOC is seeking an overall budget increase of for the first time." His pledge way to apologize to Democrats tion that keeps the Affordable Lobbyists for the insurance in$124 million to add corrections officers, vehicles, food service should be the nation's bottom in Congress who voted for the Care Act intact - and suggests dustry warned Thursday that
andanelctoni. imkepin sstm.line as welL It came as 'Obama if fewer young, healthy adults
Stda elwersc. shouldpin asthestosaou.h e surrendered to overwhelming buy .policies than originally
Stat lamakrshou d ts uh maetinagotee pressure, much of it from fel- bama's move last Thursday is an inelegant solution that projected, rates wiflh~dre to inpartinent's bugtrqetandt wip~aw 0aaemn oflwDmcas n loe crease for everyonee1.se'.,In the
facilities. And at the same time, they should re-examine the individuals to keep their bare- kep th foralrare Ac intact -~ and suggests ln emo vnt~qmdu
wisdom of minimum-mandatory prison sentences partic- bones insurance policies that 0 that the program will have not just a rocky first months term, however, I'm much less
ularly for nonviolent drug offenders which give judges SO do not meet the Affordable buf up is~ei ,~psiitcta olks
little discretion. Naturally, diverting more money to lock up Care Act's standards. at. least ..~seem to be. T2i anfiT~ i he
more people hijacks money from other investments, such as for a year. The change was health, care, liytem 1140er
education (Florida placed 35 out of 38 states for spending on meant to correct an imbalance Affordable Care Act, told their that the program will have not going to be easy, Obamacare preschool programs), higher education, or the waiting-list for that cannot long be tolerated: constituents how great it would just a rocky. first month but a realigns the incentives in the home care for Florida's disabled. More people are being annoyed be and now find themselves bumpy first year. The. President system toward wider coverTruth is, DOC's request is a lingering side-effect of Florida's and inconvenienced by the new in political peril. Some House took full responsibility for the age, cheaper insurance, regubudget-busting, tough-on-crime posture. Consider a recent law than are being helped. and Senate Democrats might many failings of 'the Health- lar doctor visits and prevenreport by the Pew Center on the States, titled: "Time Served: It should be the other way still feel the need to go on re- Care.gov website, which has tive care. Given a bit of time
TheHig Cot, ow etun o LogerPrion erm." t fundaround, and Obama accepted cord as voting to allow people made it absurdly difficult to and space, I'm confident it will the Shi CSt ow eurnl ofhLner Prisn itcers Ito found the blame. The only semi-dodge to keep the individual insur- shop and buy on the new fed-~ work.
theSushie tat epecaly sins wenit oms t ds-was when Obama apologized, ance policies they have, even if eral health insurance exchang- Eugene Robinson is a Pulitpensing lengthy sentences. For example, from 1990-2009, kind of, for his repeated asser- the coverage they have is sub- es. Despite accepting blame, he zer Prize-winning, newspaper drug-related sentences skyrocketed 194 percent, from an av- tion that Americans who were standard. But Obama prob- said he had been unaware of columnist and the former aserage of 0.8 years to 2.3 years. The study found the 36,678 satisfied with the. health in- ably eliminated any threat that how bad things would be until sistant.'managing editor of The inmates freed from Florida custody in 2009 served an average, surance coverage they already much more sweeping Republi- after the launch. And his keep- Wasington Post. ,,22-.months longer an'd cost taxpayers $38,477 more 'per
prisoner i-- than those released in 1990.'0
As much as state lawmakers, ignore it, there's a, fiscallyREALFRIHT IN0
'Smarter approach for dealing with the long-term warehous-,
ing of nonviolent offenders. It's high time that Florida's prison
system protect taxpayers from both offenders and offensiveFa t nd m h be i dJ K scvlrgs
corrections costs. -Sun Sentinel
There's been as much myth as Three years later though he ig- in the Senate two-thirds of its brutal white cops in"imnga fact regarding John F. Kennedy's nored the angry shouts from standing committees. Kennedy in. 1963. The barbarous scenes '. ..civil rights legacy in the more Southern Democrats and lobbied did not have anythi-ng, near a ,w Iere beamed globally,-that and
The suam e of than 50 years before, during and for a forceful civil rights plank governing ;mandate to, prod, ca-' the eloquent heart wrenching
especially after his assassination in the Democratic Party's 1960 jole, and,'arm' twist Southern ra- letter and appeal by _Dr. King o ...n November 22, 1963. In the platform. During the presiden- cial obstructionis ts i n Congress from his Birmingham jail cell
A m erican health care days before he delivered his now tial campaign he publicly pledged following his nail bite, squeaky propelled Kennedy to do what he
EeasAeiassrglwihtecagsrqiebyfamed presidential inaugural had long been urged to do and
health care reform, an international survey released last week 1961,s ton oFrhisay prinialy adv, oneivil rihts efiid onatJune
by the Commonwealth Fund, a research organization, shows sors bttledf hsrd nia togt aendyi he tipping point was the spectacle of women and Chi- 11, 1963rit. Kned ad livJue
change is so necessary. .to add two words "at home" to a dren beaten, hosed and gassed by brutal white cops in wolheavfugtarfr
e eport found that by virtually all measures of cost, ac- pivotal sentence ,in, his speech passage of the 1964, landmark
cesto "care and ease of dealing with insurance problems, thtadesdhmnrgt.Birmingham in 1963.cilrghsblobentn;A 4er4tas fared poorly compared with people in other ad- Kennedy meant the human rights walled by his party's racists, and
yacevountries. The survey covered 20,000 adults in the fight that the U.S. waged inter- ocdt cetawtrddw
United 'States and 10 other industrial nations Australia, nationally against Communism. to end segregation in federally 1960 presidential election win blA sasnsble nue Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, The "at home" referred to the subsidized public housing "with over Richard Nixon. But if he had, that that question would remain
Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain, all of which put battle for civil rights in America. the stroke of a pen." Despite a would he? The answer is probably ..forever unanswered. Fifty years in place universal or near-universal health coverage decades Kennedy reluctantly added the mass campaign for him to keep a no. His expertise, passion, and after that horrific November day
ag.The United States spends far more than any of these words. That reluctance typified his promise, he foot dragged for focus then were on foreign policy, in Dallas, Kennedy's civil rights ago.nre naprcpt ai ada ecn ften the wariness that Kennedy had in months in signing the order. This more particularly, trying to con- legacy is an enduring and decountriesonaprcpiabssmnysa.ecn o h a making civil rights a centerpiece was not hypocrisy, or racial faint tamn, if not best, the Soviet Union Served fact, despite the many
toaecnm.of his presidency. heartedness. There was a brutal on everything from the nuclear myths surro' unding it.
For that, it gets meager results. Some 37 percent of Ameni- In the decade before he won the political calculus at work. In 1961, arms race to "influence in emerg- Earl, Ofari Hutchinson is an can adults went without recommended care, did not see a White House, Kennedy said al- Southern Democrats, all staunch ing Third World nations. author and political analyst. He docto when sick- or failed to fil;recipin1i th past year-- mos notin abou civi rigts sergto i, had an iro grip The tippin poin was the se is ar etMNBontriuo







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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 3A THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013



CORNER BY R


Poor are pawns in Scott's healthcare war
It'a 4 -0- There are times when Gov- citizens. There is also another parents has slipped through insured employees certain
ernor Scott and the Florida 800,000 residents in a "cov- the cracks. "After six years as procedures at highly ranked trodgn, so Legislature make decisions .erage gap," where they earn a member of Florida's Senate health systems across AmerI hA-Wt to
p. rdou 01Wbecause they have a grudge too much to be eligible for committee and one year as ica at almost no out-of-pocket
turkey against President Obama and Medicaid but not enough to President of the Senate, I've cost to them. These programs
the federal government. Their qualify for tax credits. All our learned that there is one rule involve a large corporation negoal is to make sure that the legislators and governor have with no exceptions. That rule gotiating a bundled rate from president fails, and they don't to say is yes and millions will is health care will always cost a. health system for certain RQ0ork i" care who in the state they be covered by the insurance more next year than it cost services. These bundled serhurt. This behavior is coun- provisions in the law. There this year," says Senate Presi- vices are saving the company ter-productive and the most thousands of dollars and they
vulnerable and the poor suffer ,___ince Scott has taken office, the state's labor force has pass these saving on to the in the state. By not agreeing to been cut and the healthcare of many children and employee.
the Medicaid expansion, Flori- It makes no sense to walk
da is losing $210 million each J has slipped through the cracks. "After sixyears as a mem- around with grudges and month according to George- ber of Florida's Senate committee and one year as President of the hurt low and middle income
town University Health Policy Senate, I've learned that there is one rule with no exceptions. residents that are in need of Institute. Our governor would healthcare. Florida officials
like everyone in the State to must begin to think outside of
is 500,00 the box andt stplevngml
-I'7 V/f think that our economy is re- are also 500,000 uninsured dent Don Gaetz. the box and stop leaving miUR (OV E '15 covering, but no State in the children in the state, where At one time this thinking lion of dollars in Washington
OEsNT MEET T#E" country can afford to leave 66 percent are eligible for in- was plausible, but with the that we can use in the State.
M0l4t0M SW. millions sitting on a table ear- surance immediately, but very new ACA, competition is driv- It is time for Floridians to put
marked for our state. few organizations are talking ing the cost of certain medi- pressure on our governor
/ Florida has one of the high- and advocating for Florida's cal procedures down and and our representatives and
j,,,: est uninsured rates in the children. this is just the beginning of ge.t Medicaid expansion ap, country and it would be 1ogi- Since Scott has taken of- these innovative programs. proved.
ilIljjI i/ cal for the political leaders ice, the state's labor force A small but growing number Roger Caldwell is the CEO
to accept a program that will has been cut and the health- of U.S. corporations, such of On Point Media Group in Orcover over a million uninsured care of many childreri and as Walmart are offering their land.




I hope you voted for city commissioner

h/ i'A On Tuesday, Election Day, Both candidates had years of Historically, the City of Miami know there are many reasons
many of the registered voters experience in public service District 5 seat has been coveted people choose to run for office. in District 5 were missing in and a wealth of knowledge and by some of Miami's most pow-Some candidates run for selfaction (MIA) or as most of us leadership. By now we know erful and influential Blacks. interest, power and prestige .T would say: "no shows at the whether voters supported the Past candidates have recog- while others:genuinely want to
polls." Of course, it is troubling youthful Attorney Hardemon nized the advantages, opportu- improve the lives of others and when voters don't show up dur- their communities. If only the
inganeletin. ndwit te. voters in District 5 would recing an election. And with the he choice came down to a missionary or a visionary. Both
seat in District 5 on the bal- ognize the power of this seat
lot the constituents in District candidates had years of experience in public service and and its potential. The person
5 had a lot at stake. Still, even a wealth of knowledge and leadership. By now we know elected for the seat in District though their was very little whether voters supported the youthful Attorney Hardemon with his 5 must know the issues and interest in this election with matue ae Dunn. bring solutions. Voters must
only 16 percent of people turn- plan or the Preaher realize they are not doing the
ing out to vote, one of the four candidate a favor by voting as
would ultimately prevail as with his plan or the mature nities and power of serving in their vote is really about themthe next City of Miami Com- Preacher Dunn with his pur- District 5. The seat comes with selves and not the candidate. missioner. Attorney Keon Har- pose; representing the people the authority to effect change Our next commissioner be in a demon and Reverend Richard in District 5? Was the attor- in one of Miami's most desti- position to vote on issues that
Dunn emerged as the finalists ney full of youth and innova- tute communities, However, will impact the quality of life
,0 & vying for the most coveted seat tion better suited for the role it also provides a platform for for residents in District 5 for
in the City of Miami. They faced of District 5 commissioner? the economic development in years to come. off yesterday in a runoff, giving Or was the reverend's unique one of the City's most lucrative Did you vote yesterday? voters a second chance to get set of skills be better suited and undeveloped communities. Queen Brown is a freelance
out and vote. But did you vote? to address the complexities in For this reason, many have writer, a motivational speaker The choice came down to District 5? We have made our been inspired to hold office in and a trained crime victim's ada missionary or a visionary., choice. District 5. That being said, we vacate.
Is racism the reason that lawmakers,
refuse to appeal Stand Your Ground? BY C
TRELLONI RUSSELL, 18 MAYA MCCRAY, 20
Student, Bahamas Student, Miami
U.S. is causing teor og ufr
"Yes, I think "Yes. There's Just as the holiday season a huge surplus of food must stamp program budget pro- Recession's
it' is because nothing that srlso odms tm rga ugtpo eeso rs
they don't re- anyone can tell begins, when the thoughts find its way out of. As usual vided by funds from the 2009 8 million jobs from the naand actions of some, focus when it comes to federal aid to economic stimulus package to tion's workplace. As joblessally care about me otherwise." on compassion for others, we poor and working-poor Ameri- expire without replacement. ness grew, so did the numbers
minorities." could be about to witness the cans, the issue isn't really the The expiration reduced the of people seeking food stamps.
government's forcing the poor actual availability of funds for monthly allotment food stamp. The 21 million children in to go hungry the product aid. The issue is politics 'and, recipients get by $11 for a households that get. food of political horse-trading in the deepening showdown in one-person household to,'$36 stamps constitute a quarter
JA SVEE,25Washington that has erased a the nation between compas- monthly for a family of four. of all American children. In
JAY EVER, critical portion of the already- sion and callousness. But it's The increase had been the other words, they're ordinary
JAPPAN STYLES, 21 Student, Miami meager subsidy the federal Americans who deserve our
SdetMamfodstam~p program provides s usualiwhen it comes to federal aid to poor and working-poor compassion and government
"Yes beaus Blcksarealw ys he ore tha 47 milionAmericans, the issue isn-'t really the actual availability of funds aid because they have con"Yes of course, look at the Tray- the underdogs. We are always the Americans who receive it. And Argrigtecidehv von artn agresorin ny itutio an t'sa vrtul crtantymor or aid. The issue is politics -- and the deepening showdown trjbuted, are contributing, or,
case." "they" are e- draconian cuts in the program intenation between compassion and callousness, the potential to contribute to
ways going to will be made cuts that in- the larger society. In that rebe favored." crease the threat millions of also a matter of the House Re- government's response to the gard, the ounce of prevention
men, women and children will publicans majority's refusal to need of the program -its for- of funding the nation's food in years to come endure not recognize that the food stamp mal name is the Supplemental stamp program at a level that
.only hunger but also a host program is a bulwark against Nutrition Assistance program properly responds to the need
of health and health-related the social and economic ca- (SNAP) to cope with the is the far wiser course to folproblems that the combina- tastrophe widespread hunger sharp rise in the numbers of low.
AFEEZ AKANDE, 18 tion of hunger and poverty in America would produce. Americans needing aid to buy Lee A. Daniels is a longtime
Student, Miami SAINT LOUIS MARIE, 30 will produce or intensify. This On Nov. 1, Congress allowed food. That increase was driven journalist based in New York
Student, Miami is the quagmire a nation with a temporary boost in the food- overwhelmingly by the Great City.
"Yes, of
course. Rac- "Of course, racism plays a maism still exists .jor role. Most i "
today. We are 'lawmakers" arealways consid- white so they
ered the one in don't make 4WV Mtt
the wrong so laws for people,that law doesn't they don't care l
work for us but about."

against us."

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Carrie Meek honored for

Phtoaese ifetime achievements
Photo courtesy Leslie Elus'



VI idCongresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (r: in Congress since Reconstruction." Black greeks unite to feed presented Congresswoman Carrie Meek Congressman Joe Kennedy was a speMembers of the Miami-Dade biscuit, assorted breakfast pastries addiction counseling, behavioral (c) with the Miami-Dade Democratic Par- cial guest at the Blue Gala.Also reeivChapter of the National Pan-Hellen- and hot and cold beverages. Volun- health, job training, and health try's Lifetime Civic Leadership Award at ing awards were MSNBC's Ed Schultz, ic Council [NPHC] rallied to serve teers also donated food items and care to the poor and homeless of the Party 'S first Blue Gala last Sunday the Progressive Champion Award; Senathe residents of Camillus House. began the meal preparation for the South Florida. For over 50 years, evening. "I and MY fellow elected officials, tor Oscar Braynon, 11, the Legislative Over a dozen NPHC members met center's annual Thanksgiving meal Camillus House has provided huto prepare and serve meals to over which will be served next week. Ca- manitarian aid to the indigent and stand on her shoulders. She is a pioneer Champion Award; and State Represen150 residents at the center's Down- millus House is a Christian-based homeless populations of Miami- and trailblazer, who after 14 years in the native David Richardson, Breg Bartown Central location, nonprofit organization whose mis- Dade County, Florida. Pictured Florida Legislature, became one of the riders Award. About 400 people attended
Council members prepared and sion is to provide hospitality and above-are the BGLO chapter represerved a breakfast menu that respect for life through programs sentatives first Blacks elected to represent Florida the event.
consisted of grits, eggs, sausage, that provide food, clothing, shelter, event.












-MiamiTimes photo/Richard Johnson



0 0 lhis is a game changer for Miami- tors, and help prioitize placement for
D Dade County," said Ronald U Book, the most vulnerable during a "Registry
M ia m i-D a d e As th- Miami-l )ade C Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Week" in January. This "registry" will
less Trusrtn makd-f,6ti, iiver- Ho'meless Trs."spato h Home- allow the homeless system to match :
sary during Homeless Awareness less Trust's 10-point strategies to end the neediest with the resources that
Day, board leaders announced that chronic homelessness, we are joining. become available. they have joined over.225 other com- 100,000 homes because their track- 3) Track Progress: The Trust will munities nationwide in a national record is outstanding and we believe track progress against monthly placemovement geared towards finding their evidence-based approach will be ment goals ad report movement in
permanent homes for the chronic, exactly what we need to meet HUD's housing the chronically homeless. most vulnerable homeless. Formally goal of ending chronic homelessness 4) Improve Local Systems: The Trust
e nr d h o m e11 le s s n s S Senrolling Miami-Dade County's home- by 2015. HUD's prio ,rity is our prior- is already working to improve -coorless continuum of care system into the ity." dination among systems that often
"100,000 Homes" campaign is a criti- It's a four-pronged approach: create homelessness and that provide
cal next step in the county's approach 1) Utilize the "Housing First" ap- resources to help homeless persons. to ending chronic homelessness. This proach, where the most vulnerable Homeless Trust staff and key stakeprogram uses proven tools and proto- homeless are offered permanent hous- holders have already been trained on. cols that identify the most vulnerable ing and supportive services immediate- the 100,000 Homes "registry" process.
-homeless and prioritize their needs -- ly, regardless of issues they may have The first Registy Week is scheduled S for housing placement. This effectively r related to substance abuse, mental for January 20-22, 2014.-Volunteers means the local system of care for illness or physical disabilities. are needed to help conduct in-depth the homeless is moving from a first- 2) Kinow Who is Out There: Trained interviews,that will begin the prioriticome-first-serve approach, to a system outreachworkers and volunteers will zation process. Individuals interested where the most vulnerable receive care utilize a special' assessment tool de- in volunteering can e-mail home- first. signed to assist in identifying risk fac- lesstrust.iamidadegov.'



New Broward school policy Florida may begin to.lean
hels sem prad f ADSleft as population shifts

iy .' ~ e~liec t th plic-Ishaingaccuxtab1- Increase in mio iyvoters worries become the discespoultin.Hpn tsrhtesageigyiy~ adNvs~"n~tigw tuge-ihi ILLJL,)nacting tedvrepplto
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disrit las o rquresdoos t lffr a orein euctin, ,--'-. ----By Toluse Olorunnipa mental political realignment" said Al Cardenas, a former
incluive ad updted sxual ealthcxrrilunl- The istrit wil alsorthatut ahreartunsrnthapuhatihreatns Reublicns' cairma lofiForidasRRe
-'Or hpeJsothnnyur Carsoon tatonceig pdvies ediability an-ibttearelecss-Johnyrarontncede-viailiyiiaaraspheertey ublcanparyawo sladsth
abu [sxalhath ftn-thtstdns r ntcahig oil oms scribed St. Petersburg, Flori- once tht-ived, said Dustin Washington-based American
iore cossen, ai ml-Nevs ircor fcrrclm n eeter aiie da, as "God's waiting room." Cable, a demographer at the Conservative Union, which
reflected in The late-night comedian, University of Virginia's Wel- promotes small government.
- diver sit oa an rvnin o h itr,-tecrrclm" ai'Nee."W aegad who died in 2005, was mak- dnCoe etrfrPbi h at tl oiae h
-o thhosaI/ISrtsi h ain n211 is eaesnl on~ as". ig light of the .city's concen- Service in Charlottesville. St. state legislature. The state is
:i0t ilW ,tration of senior citizens, a Petersburg, whose popula- led by a Republican governor,
acring ,1t0 :thBoa eionlHat Pa-Sldadicudsodvdesadot -- group that dominated the tion is about 245,000, elected Rick Scott, whose approval
:b: e r0 politics just as they were first a Democrat as mayor this ratings haven't topped 50
nin: g Coucil Tha tincue -190nwcsso~ ae it dto tog tin line for early-bird din- month for the first time :since .percent since he took office in
wich14 wreths d erteae6i4 looisrcetdvlpet ners. As recently as 2008, the 1975. A Democrat running for 2011i. Republicans also can
cen :~ of high schoo tdnssi hywr ee aet ilsilb loe results were reliably Repub- U.S. House is ahead in polls, still see a path to presidential
taugh about:) AID or.Hi:V inlfectioni col ootterkd u fsc lican -five straight mayors, And former governor Char- victory in Florida, especially iff
"T hat: data show mw issued op0pouitis ie esn. -- -a Congressman in his 20th lie Crist is criticizing his old they field a home-grown tal--tdi:oi~~~ en sae- s ' consecutive term, a popular Republican allies after switch- enit such as former Governor
!member Robin Barlerar onTedy Iwol-DaeMcas 2 pk u hometown governor. Carson irng p parties and rumnng for Jeb Bush, brother of former
herel spota' comprhn, ct~ ~~~~ f ippley.--wouldn't recognize the Gulf: -goverior a..i .,i,, '.;: .1Er "' esident George W. Bush,
curericulum It's time.", ieee'tl ewa Coast city. St. Petersburg has a Demo~rat. .... "' :" : '6r U.S. Senator Marco Rubio,
Currently ,,sex educaion, if offered, suu upsdt edigoc i been infused with a younger,' Turning Blue who is considered a prospecalytaughit in science, ::healh o lyia dc--bcm eulyatv n t1 more racially diverse popu- The demographic changes .tive primary candidate.
tionhclasses e nerall at'h mddle n ih- eaepenn, h ad i lation that is transforming are similar to those playing
schools. it's difficult for Mstrc officials rc a etollt ob h ifr its politics and serves as a out in other parts of Florida. -DEMOCRATIC 'RESURGENCE'
"when an ho uhtpc r oered. neofalftm o m, but we broader emblem of the shift Those shifts are threatening to "We're going to see a resur-The newp1icy,-set to kick in next year, wol stlhaeacnetohng taking hold in Florida, which turn a presidential swing state gence of the Democratic party
require schos to teach: -sx education at leas omn ie. is considered vital to winning into one that's more reliably in the state," said Bardine,
.once a yea in' eV iery grd.I addition!, dis A ulcmeig o6n presidential elections, with Democratic in the 2016 elec- who has worked on camtrict offiil willrequire. annual reports. frofi poiywllb edDec. 18 its 29 out of the 270 elec- tion" and beyond. paigns for the eight-member
schoolsTi order to track hoW many studensTh coo ord will toral college votes needed to "We either accept becoming city council, which now has
are bein served an~d evaluate the effectiveness vteo th poiynext prevail. The migration, which a minority party due to demo- seven Democrats. "We'll be
-of i nstruction. -: i year. includes hispanic and Black graphic shifts, or we change able to trace that to what has
:"' :: voters, is driving a "funda- our rules of engagement and happened in this county."




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State disciplines 8 local teachers *-rm!s-eue

By Scott Travis ers disciplined, were: James Cohen was fired last year for Brown was arrested in May for Sleeping 9-year-old shot in face in
Dawson, a physical education allegedly calling her autistic having sex and smoking man- Liberty City drive-by shooting
The state has disciplined eight teacher at Waters Edge Elemen- students "animals," "monkeys" juana with a 17-year-old girl. area teachers and former teach- tary; Gregory Fenda, a science and "criminals." The state has He was fired in May. While his A 9-year-old boy was shot in the face while sleeping inside a Liberty City ers for incidents that allegedly teacher at Imagine Charter suspended her license for five legal case is still pending, his home, according to early reports.The shooting happened in the 800 block of happened both inside and out- School in Boynton Beach; and years. "I felt the whole thing was teaching license has been sus- Northwest 55th Terrace, Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said. Witside their classrooms. Spencer Preston, a behavior unjust," Cohen said Tuesday. pended for a year, a state report nesses said they saw a light-colored SUV leaving the area after someone
Sanctions ranged from a rep- specialist at Westward Elemen- "It's easy for people to miscon- said.
rimand to revocation of their tary in West Palm Beach. strue situations when dealing Preston received a letter of opened fire at the home, whe re several other children were inside. No one
teaching licenses. The Broward Brancheau is accused of rub- with special ed kids." reprimand, a $500 fine and is else was infured.The child suffered a deep graze to the cheek and has been
County teachers are: Martin bing female students in the Lichi's teaching license was prohibited from transporting taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center according to reBrown, a former music teach- neck, back and legs during the revoked. She was fired, two children. The state cites his ports. The child is in serious condition at Jackson, Miami police said. er at Everglades High School; 2009-10 school year. In one in- years ago, accused of failing arrests on disorderly conduct, Clarence Brancheau, a teacher stance cited, state officials say to properly supervise students yelling obsceiaities to a police $0mlini oan ezda otEegae
at Westpine Middle in Sunrise; he "hugged a 12-year-old fe- and letting them leave the officer and driving while under$4miloincaneszdatPrEvgae. Rhea Cohen, a former teacher of male's body, rubbed her back school. Reached Tuiesday, she the influence. He declined to Off icials off loaded cocaine worth an estimated $40, million at Port Everspecial needs students at Crys- up and down to the top of her denied the allegations but said comment. glades last Friday. The estimated 2,800.pounds of cocaine was intercepted
tal Lake Middle in Pompano buttocks in front of the class, she didn't have the resources to Dawson was reprimanded and seized by'the U.S. Coast Guard, during two encounters in the central CaBeach; Donna Lichi, a former It made the girl feel uncomfort- fight. for a charge that was dropped, ribbeari earlier this month, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. On Nov. 2, a Coast
second grade teacher at Ever- able." A state file cites three Nichols received a reprimand, while Fenda, who has since Guard team aboard the Royal Dutch Navy's HNLMS Amsterdam, which was glades Elemehitary in Weston; other similar instances. He got The state says in 2011, she hit resigned, was reprimanded detndfrheDmicnRpbcsoedag-stotTebatedd and Joy Nichols, a former read- -three years probation, a $1,000 a male student after discover- for allegedly locking an autis- detndfrheDmicnRpbcsoedag-stot.ebatedd ing teacher at Crystal' Lakes fine and he must take an ethics ing him misusing a school com- tic student in a classroom for south and the suspected smuggl ers onboard threvr 19 suspicious packages Middle. class. He' could not be reached puter. I 110 minutes. Neither could be overboard. Four days later, on Nov. 6, the same ship spotted another ~go-fast
The Palm Beach County teach- for comment. She has since resigned. reached for comment. botadsie prxmtl ,0 onso oan nd took three sus-w
pected smugglers into custody


Deputies: Man masturbated at D.MV offi*Ace.RisanklerDiu

Edward M ichael Alvin, 34, facing nored the order, deputies said.
Alvin -was also arrested in July,
indeentexpsur chrgeIn that case, he was accused Kimbrough, executed inde entexp sur ch rge ............. ... ... of stealing his former boss' car

By Brett Clarkson lobby of the Florida Department crashing it while intoxicated, ac- By Susan Jacobson peaceful and quiet "not at all
of Highway Safety and Motor Ve- cording to court records. He re- what he deserved."
An off-duty cop intervened when hidles office, according to a Palm, ceived pre-trial diversion. STARKE Rapist and killer Stewart, with tears in her
a mian started masturbating in the Beach County Sheriff's Office ar- *Alvin was booked into the Palm. Darius Kimbrough, who spent eyes, said Kimbrough "went out
lobby of a suburban West Palm rest report. Beach Counmty Jail on, a charge nearly 19 years on death row a lot cleaner and neater" than
Beach DMV office, deputies said. An off-duty Delray Beach police of indecent exposure>JFridayand for the murder of an Orange .her daughter. Stewart and ColEdward Michael Alvin, 34, ex- officer who was also at the 571 ~'released later that night, accord- County woman,, died by lethal lins traveled from New Jersey to
posed himself at about 11 a~m. North Military Trail office told Al- ing to the Sheriff's Office booking injection Tuesday evening at watch Kimbrough die.
Friday to several people 'in the yin to stop masturbating. Alvin ig- 1blotter. .. Florida State Prison as rela- Hours before the execution,
tives of victim Denise Collins the condemned prisoner ate
watched. his last meal and visited with a
P ~ Kimbrough an- chaplain and family members.
swered, "No, sir," Kimbrough requestwxB a kP n h rp ea sn tg hen asked whether ed a final meal of
By Reuters wMa-Yhwatdtmaeatosieofpz,
statement. fried green tomaA former member of the Black The 40-year-old toes, fried chicken,
Panther Party who hijacked a., killer blinked as he chicken gizzards,
U.S.plae ad frcedit o fy t '~lay on a gurney just chocolate-chip ice
Cuba nearly 30 years ago plead- before the deadly '~cream and fruit
ed not guilty on in U.S. federal ~, chemicals began pnh
court on Wednesday to charges '.to flow through his ~, He ate most of it
of air piracy. body at 6:01 .p.m. about 9:45 am., DeWillam .otts 56,madehisFor 17 minutes, ~'" partmlent of Correcsecond court appearance since he lay motionless. A: KIMBROUGH tosspokeswoman
he returned last week to the doctorr then shined Jessica Cary, said.
United States from Cuba to face a light in his eyes, placed a Kimbrough was visited by a
justice. stethoscope to his chest and chaplain and by his mother,
Potts faces 20 years to life in ,pronounced him dead at 6:18. three aunts, a cousin and a
prion n US. hares hatheKimbrough was covered with friend, Cary said. She described
hijacked a Piedmont Airlines '>a white sheet, his feet to the wit- his demeanor as calm.
flight in 1984 and demanded nesses, who watched through a He was convicted in July 1994
it re-route from Florida+ to Ha- long, horizontal pane. of first-degree murder, sexual
vana. He was arrested when Aside from an occasional battery and burglary. A judge
the plane arrived in the Cuban .cogh, no one made a sound. sentenced him to death in Decapital, charged with air piracy -AP Photo/Ramon Esins Orange-Osceola State Attor- cember of that year after a jury
and sentenced to 13 years in a. U.S. citizen William Potts and his wife Aime Quesada say goodbye outside the U.S. Interests Section ney Jeff Ashton was among the recommended, 11-1, that he die Cuban prison. witnesses. He was one of two for killing Collins, 28.
Wearing a khaki prison jump- before he is escorted to the airport by U.S. officials in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 6. ,poeuoso h aeeryKmruhwstomnh
sui an hadcffs Pots idin his career. On his left sat his shy of his 19th birthday in,
not make any public com- eration the time he served in a trial and convicted. Asked about his financial sit- co-counsel, Ted Culhan. To his Octobe r 1991 when he climbed
ments in court. A bond hearing Cuban prison. After his release Potts was uation to determine if he quali- right was Riggs Gay, the Orange a ladder to Collins' secondscheduled for Wednesday was The U.S. indictment against granted residency in Cuba, fled for a public defender, Potts County sheriff's detective who floor balcony at Carousel Club
postponed until next week af- Potts said the hijacked plane got married and fathered two described himself as a farmer invesiae h iln.Aatet nRoGad
ter Pott's public defender, Paul letfo e okandtahe dutrswoavlidinhe ho anshe qiaet of Annette Collins, the vic Avenue south of Orlando, broke
Korchin, learned he also faces a handed a flight attendant a note United States since 2012. about $ 10 a month. tim's only sibling, thanked the in through a sliding-glass. door
1984 arrest warrant in New Jer- claiming to have planted explo- In an initial court, appear- Potts is thought to be one of investigators and prosecutors and attacked her in her bedsey on armed robbery charges. sives on board. ance last week, Potts told the the last of more than a dozen in a news conference after the room.
Potts told reporters before he ..Potts, also known by the court, "With total respect, I have, members of the Black Panthers, execution. Collins said she and He broke Collins' jaw and left Havana on a charter flight to aliases William Freeman and to protest these proceedings." a black nationalist group,. living her mother were grateful that skull during the struggle. She Miami he was seeking "closure" Lieutenant Spartacus, said he A judge cut him off before he in Cuba. Others have returned justice had been served. .died the next day in a hospital and hoped to persuade U.S. thought he would be welcomed could describe the reason for home to face long prison, terms Her mom, Diane Stewart, after life support was disconprosecutors to take into consid- in Cuba but was instead put on his protest. or died. described the execution as 'very nected.



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Two former FAMU band members enter pleas

By Rene Stutzman Champion had climbed onto Defense attorney Chris L. sentenced to one year of house
and Stephen Hudak the bus knowing that he was Smith asked for a half-day to arrest followed by four years of
facing a ritual hazing, a long- present that evidence. Lubet probation.
The musician described by standing tradition within the set the date for Feb. 4. Ashton said Finley did not
prosecutors as the "most en- band. State Attorney Jeff Ashton, hit Champion but took part in
thusiastic" hazing participant Nine co-defendants have now now lead prosecutor in the the hazing.
in a Florida A&M Uni- entered pleas. Most case, said, "Mr. Baskin is the The victim's mother, Pamela
versity drum major's of the others pleaded %,one person who is most con- Champion, who was monitorbeating death pleaded guilty or, no contest sistently identified as the most ing the hearing by phone, acno contest to man- to lesser charges. enthusiastic participant." cused Finley of "vicious and
slaughter Wednesday. Baskin is one of only The Miami 22-year-old 1 nd- inhumane acts. You and
Jessie Baskin faces two to enter a plea to ed "blows with hands and feet," others are responsible for killup to nine years in manslaughter. No co- the prosecutor said. ing my son. ... I pray that God
prison. -defendant has been A co-defendant, fellow drum will have mercy on you."
He gave no confes- ordered to prison, major Shawn Turner, earlier Lubet tacked an addendum
sion in Orange Coun- Earlier, Circuit said in a, sworn statement that onto Finley's sentence, as he
ty circuit court but Judge Marc Lubet Wother musicians had to pull has with other co-defendants:
signed a plea accept- FINLE told Baskin that he Baskin off Champion. He ordered him to finish coling criminal respon- would impose a sen- Ashton said he wants the lege.
sibility for killing 26-year-old tence of no more than nine case to send a message: "Haz- Champion died after a hazRobert Champion,. the drum years in prison, even though Orad etnling will only end when people ing known as "Crossing Bus
major who was punched, the charge carries a possible ~GogSeeKnow the law will be enforced." C,". in which he attempted to
kicked, pushed and blud- sentence of 15, and might give Jessie Baskin, right, with his attorney Christopher Smith in Also Wednesday, another co- run from the front of the pergeoned to death Nov. 19, 2011, him less, should the former court Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Baskin pleaded no contest defendant, -21-year-old Harold cussion' section's bus to the after a football game in Orlan- FAMU student present compel- to manslaughter in the hazing death of Robert Champion, while Finley of Riviera Beach, plead- back through a gantlet of band do. ling evidence, they were members of the FAM U marching band. ed guilty to hazing and was members.

Poic sen th ps to

Southern Plovert Law Center files


complaint against Broward County k.*;1TusOl., hoin h'

By Scott Travis ierin, a Southern Disabilities Act and levels also must be mooitored
Poverty lawyer. the Rehabilitation during the day, and failure to bu th reor reeae
Prekindergarten programs The complaint is Act of 1973 feder- receive appropriate treatment toda mae cla tha
in Broward County are violat- filed against the two Aal laws that prohibit based on blood glucose levels
ing federal law by turning agencies that admin- such discnimina- and other factors can lead to 0
away children with diabe- ister the programs tion. Flonida voters serious short-term anid long- etnie
tes, alleges a complaint filed in Broward County, passed a constitu- term complications, officials
Thursday with the U.S. Jus- the Early Learning tional amendment said.
tice Department. ."Coalition of Broward in 2002 that offers "Accommodations necesThe Montgomery, Ala.- County and the 540 hours of free sarto allow a child with dila- Zim m~erm an escapes
based Southern Poverty Law state Department of Educa- Voluntary Pre-K education for bes equal access to a VPK Center said after receiving tion. 4-year-olds. program are not difficult, but
complaints, it sur'veyed 75 The DOE is still reviewing IThe diabetes and law the consequences of failing c a g s f l d b x
pr-e-K programs in the county, the complaint, spokeswoman groups are asking for a fed- to accommodated can be lih a g es f lefyex
posing as prospective parents Cynthia Sucher said. eral investigation as to why threatening," the complaint
rcrtof dibtcphl ren We anticipate responding diabetic children may be ex- states. wco~mdtosae i ife o nl tech n icalit
Onl 16perentof re7 toanyreqestfor infornia- cluded. Their complaint as hs comdtosaet
programs agreed to make full tion from the Departiment of asks the state to develop poli- already beig provided in the mnadthfoerNiaccommodations, according to Justice should they decide to cies to ensure children with.K 1sytm said Dr. Larry Th ert evc mermn n h omrNih
the complaint, which the law move forward," she said. diabetes receive the care they.C. Deeb, who co-chairs the bor'hocusd his estrane ie ofcenter fied on behalf of the A spokeswoman for the Ear- need, and calls for requiring jSafe at School Working Group couldn't lvgcuehiesrndwfeo American~ Diabetes'Associa- ly Learning Coalition declined pre-K providers to receive for the diabetes association,.avg itn hmwt e ~d
tion. ,> to comment. training. "It is critical that young video from his The couple was arguing
~** ~ Tere...''-.~ ~about how to divide up "pots
Te'sacomdtosi- Teeare about 483LO private Cidewthiatscilrnihdabesif's broken Wad. and pans," said Zimmerman
elude feeding children special providers participating in require mnultiple injections of have access to needed careatonyMrO'ra ~food, checking. their glucose Broward County's state-fund- inclinthghu he dare "Cogu h el provide esad By Rene Stutzman Police handcuffed Zimmerlevelsand giving them insulin. ecd voluntary pre-K program, icungtimes whnthey ar Cidcare poiescan man for a brief time that af.Soe .qoted higher prices serving about 16,000 chil- likely to be in a prekindergar- and mus~t train~ staff to meet Lake Mary police on Thurs- ternoon but released him after
for children with diabetes. dren............ten program, officials with the the needs of these children, day announced that they Shellie and her father said they
Somesaid it would be too big UThe complaint alleges viola- American Diabetes Associa- ..who are too young to care for could not salvage video from did not want to prosecute. of a strain."saidS.ra Zainp-~ tions of the Americans with tion said. Their blood glucose themselves." *. an iPad .George Zimmerman Police on Thursday released
tore up during a dispute with their final 30-page report on
his estranged wife and thus he what happened. It says they
will face no domestic violence do not have enough evidence
Growth in, food stamp ai*d slowing -charges. to prosecute Zimmerman on a
Zimmerman, 30, is the former charge of domestic violence.
By Donna Gehrke-White Neighborhood Watch volunteer Shellie Zimmerman ,had
acquitted in July of murdering video-recorded the altercaFor the first time in seven Trayvon Martin, an unarmed tion with her iPad, but George
y ears, Broward and Palm Beach black 17-year-old, whom he Zimmerman pried it open, tore
counties will likely have only shot in Sanford last year. That it apart and threw it on the
single-digit growth in the num- .verdict set off protest marches ground, something captured on
ber of people on food stamps. across the country. a security camera at the house.
Last month, food stamp us- Zimmerman, his estranged Police sent the parts to a
age remained at or near historic wife, Shellie, and her father, computer expert with the U.S.
highs in both counties, but the 4David Dean, got into an al- Secret Service in Tulsa, Okla.,
growth had slowed in October q tercation Sept. 9, at the home hoping he'd be able to recover
to a, 2.4 percent increase from -k the couple formerly shared on video, but the report released
a year earlier in Broward to .Sprucewood Court in Lake today makes clear that the
289,530 recipients. Palm Beach Mary. damage was too extensive.
County had a 2.3 percent an- Shellie Zimmerman and her "The circuit board was bronual increase with a record father were moving out belong- ken into -two pieces," accord194,563 receiving the food aid. ings when George Zimmerman ing 'to. the police report. Also,
That follows years of-double- showed up with what her attor- one chip was missing, and the
digit growth with last year's ney described as "a 400-pound" board with the microprocessor
inrae t1 pret nBo body guard and a blonde. was bent and connections had
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HISTORY REVEALED




11 BLACK SOLDIERS MASSACRED BY NAZIS

invited the men into his home,
seating them at the family's
rustic kitchen table, where he
gave the grateful soldiers hot
coffee and bread.
Harboring the Americans was
a risky move for the Langer
family. Wereth was a town of
divided loyalties. It had been
erethpart of Germany before World 7' War 1, and some of its residents
still identified themselves as
Amel German.
But 'Mathias Langer was unwavering in his support of the
SAllies. He hid deserters from the
German army and sent his own
Tina Heinrichs-Langer was sons away to avoid having them 0
conscripted.
17 years old in 1944 when her
family sheltered the group of CAT EDYS
American soldiers, known as the The men hadn't finished
Wereth 11. % *~,. ae eating when a military vehicle "
*~2~S-*-**4 ,pulled up to the house. The '
By Jim Michaels Americans knew there was no- '. ''
where to go and may also have'' 4
By the time Army Capt. Wil- wanted to save the Langers 4
liam Everett examined the I1I from double. They emege
bodies, they had been on the from the house with their
frozen ground for more than hands up.
a month, covered only by a A couple of German soldiers,
shroud of snow. members of the Waffen SS, en"On 15 February 1945, 1 tered the Langer home to make
personally examined the bodies sure no one was hiding."'Then
of the American Negro soldiers '' they ordered the 11iAmericans
listed below," Everett wrote. In a -Natalie HidVUSATQDAY to sit on the damp ground
single-spaced, one-page memo, Wereth, Belgium, is a tiny hamlet near the German border' where, during 'the Battle of the behind the house. t was grow'the assistant regimental sur- Bugle in 14,11 Black American soldiers were cpuebyGerman tros ing dark, and the men began
geon chronicled their wounds. ~ shivering.
Most had been killed by blows placed a cross on the site where Mathias Langer asked thehe
to the head with a blunt instrut- the black Americans were bru- Germans if the Americans'
ment, probably a rifle stock. tally murdered. From there, a could walt somewhere warmer.
They had been stabbed repea-t- network of amateur historians, The Germans scoffed, saying
edly with bayonets. The finger relatives of the soldiers and "fthe men would warm up when
of one man was almost coin- military officers worked to un- .they started running.' 2
pletely severed. The soldiers' cover what had taken place. ~ .Tina and her younger brother
had been shot multi le times, Thanks to those efforts, emrnwthdate
There was little time to families have learned for the ..exhausted men ran with 'the'
pursue justice. The Allies were first time that their relatives .~.'German soldiers following in
advancing on Germany, and were killed in a war crime. 'It '~4"their vehicle. It would be the
the European war was drawing was overwhelming to know," ,'last time they saw the Amerito a close, "The perpetrators said Renna Leather-wood, who cans alive.
were undoubtedly SS enlisted is married to the grandson of fIn the following weeks, the men, but' available testimony is Jimmie Leather-wood, one of the vlaeshdldi hi
insufficient to establish definite men killed at Wereth. J, 'A homvilaes whuled hing ther...
unit identification," the report Regina Benjamin, the former d round them. It was the last
concluded, The investigation U.S. surgeon general, whose 'gasp for the Germans, as their was closed and marked secret.' 'uncle was a member of the '~enemies 'closed in on them. '
Back in the USA, the wivest same battalion and was cap- By early February, the fight- A
and parents of the 11 soldiers tured during the Battle of the 'ing had subsided enough for
received letters saying their Bulge, said, "These I11 guys people to venture out. Math-.
husband or son had died in deserve to be remembered." -Natalie Hill/USATODAY ias anid his wife, Maria, were
combat. Most went to their Flowers are displayed on the memorial site. walking to church when they ',
graves believing that. BATTLE OF TH'E BULGE saw hands emerging from the'l%
Nearly 70.years later, as an- On Dec. 16; 1944, the Ger- oven-an in what was one of tured," said George Shorn.0792,.ground. The snow had.recede,.~.*4.4 ~.
other Veterans Day approaches mans 'launched a furious bffen- the worst American 'defeats of a veteran of the 333rd who lives and the bodies we're visible Monday, the mystery of what sive aimed at punching a hole the war. Many of its members in Tinton Falls, N.J. where they had'been slatighhappened to the 11 men in in'Allied lines. They concen- would join coluinns of American Eleven members of the 333rd tered, not far from the family
Wereth, Belgium, is unravel- trated their efforts on a wooded prisoners marched back to Ger- managed to escape. For hours, 'home, ing, revealing a remarkable tale area near the Germany-Bel1gium many, said Nor'man Lichtenfeld, they trudged through waist- The villagers reported'thie that has shed new light on the border that was defended by an a Mobile, Ala., physician who deep snow, staying away from bodies, prompting an investigacontribution of black Americans American division untested by has helped lead efforts to un- roads and hoping to avoid Ger- tion. in World War 11's European combat. cover the story of the 11 men, man patrols. They carried only Over the years, the massacre"'
theater, The story of the I1' men Supporting the 106th Di- Among the prisoners were the two weapons. 'was rarely discussed in 'the. would probably have remained vision was the 333rd Field, black soldiers in the 333rd. 'Exhausted and hungry, the village. The people in the warburied in a dusty file in the Na- Artillery Battalion, an all-black Benjamin said her uncle men stumbled upon the tiny ravaged area simply wanted tional Archives if not for the ef- unit. Unlike the inexperienced described hearing the German Belgian farming hamlet of to get on with their 'lives, said forts of a Belgian man who was outfit it supported, the battalion advance as tanks rumbled Wereth'shortly before dusk. Anne-Marie Noel-Simnon, presi-' a 12-year-old boy when he saw consisted of combat veterans through the woods, driving right They were waving a white flag, 4'dent of the Wereth memorial





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Goal is to ensure transparency as bond dollars are applied
JACKSON clans. It will consist of profession- The committee will give us anoth- sure the money is used as it was in his short time as the board's that referendum was a positive
continued from 1A- als with particular skills." er set of needed, competent eyes. intended. The commit- chair, has been getting the note for Miami-Dade County beCounty Commissioner Barbara As for how upgrades unfold, the tee isn't actually approv- job done and that the board cause Jackson is an asset that
has spearheaded a move for an in- Jordan, who also supported the rehabilitation hospital is number ing how the money will has been vigilant in per- contributes to many, many indidependent panel that will oversee bond, agrees that addi- one on my list because it's be spent. They will be re- forming their tasks." viduals in the County."
how the funds are spent. tonal oversight would be in terrible physical condi- viewing our progress and County Commissioner "Now it's about the next step
"I just met with Carlos Migoya beneficial. tion despite Jackson still making sure-we follow the Dennis Moss said we must putting an oversight commit[Jackson's chief executive] and "I presented an item six being able to provide excel- correct procedures. It wil upgrade the facilities at tee in place and making sure that
Darryl Sharpton [chairman of to nine months before the lent service." be a board of profession- Jackson in order to keep there is real transparency. We
the board] as well as with the bond issue went before the als with knowledge about SHAIPTON them competitive with other also want to make sure that those
Mayor's office to show them the voters and co-sponsored JACKSON OFFICIAL health care, accountants, hospitals and that "the over- who are able get contracts for the
draft of the legislation I'm propos- the item with Commission- AGREES WITH NEW COM- engineers and others quall- sight committee is a good work that will be done, especially
ing," Edmpnson said. "An over- er Edmonson in order to MITTEE'S GOALS fled to give their input." attempt to put some sort of body in minorities. I look forward to posi
sight committee just adds checks get the referendum on the JORDAN Sharpton says he has no Both Edmonson and Jordan place to look over the shoulders of tive hebate and that we have an
and balances to oversee how the ballot," Jordan said. "Now objections to there being said they have "total confidence" in the trust and the administration." oversight committee that funcfunds are spent. We already have with this oversight committee, an oversight committee. Sharpton. "Hopefully this additional over- tions and operates to make sure
a reputable board at Jackson but it's important that we keep poli- "We already have the county "I was concerned that Jackson sight will make the public feel items are brought to the board of this is the people's money and tics out of it. We need to maintain commission, the public health might seek to privatize their servic- more secure about how their mon- commissioners, that Jackson's they deserve to have a say in how the support of the public and to, trust and our board but we have es and it seemed that a few years ey is being spent," Moss said. "Of progress is reviewed regularly and their money is being spent. The do that we must make sure that. no problem with an additional ago they were leaning in that direc- course, we also want to make sure that the work is executed prop-' committee would consist of people the dollars are used the way Jack- oversight committee as Commis- tion," Jordan added. "But that's that Blacks get opportunities in erly. Finally, it is my hope that with specific skills who can look son has promised. I think our sioner Edmonson has proposed," not the course they have taken terms of employment as work is Jackson and the county commisat the paperwork and tell if things citizens will feel more comfort- Sharpton said. "The same kind and that's for the good of all of our done related to Jackson's plan." sion will establish a process by are moving in the right direction. able transparency is important of thing was proposed and- ap- citizens. The recent report about County Commissioner Jean which minorities can understand One thing this oversight commit: particularly given the amount of proved when bonds were issued Jackson's surplus of funds [$45M Monestime, another supporter of and participate in contracting optee will not be is a group of politi- money that has been approved, in 2009 then, like now, to make. in the black] shows that Sharpton, the bond, said, "the passage of portunities.



Is the Tea Party still dividing the country?

TEA PARTY go before Mississippi's GOP pri- licans, that alarm has already have the majority, so that concontinued from IA mary, the Tea Party challenge to gone off. -.servatives can make the poliCochran has opened up an im- "I think it is a losing strategy, cies that set the direction for the
Cochran. Another by the Club portent new front in the Republi- because the public knows what country." for Growth, a Washington, D.C. cans' infighting. Cochran's done," Haley Barbour While some would say this fight
group with strong Tea Party ties, "There's definitely a a former Mississippi is over ideological purity, it can
called McDaniel "a constitution- war going on in the Re- governor and onetime. be more accurately described as
al conservative with backbone" publican Party, and I chairman of the Re- d conflict between conservatives
an apparent slap at Cochran think the ultraconser- publican National Com-. who want to govern and those
because he joined 26 other Re- vative message of the mittee said during who seek to dictate. The Tea Parpublicai senators in voting last Tea Party has gotten a recent interview with ty activists' unwavering standmonth to end the government some traction here," the The (Jackson, Miss.) your-ground approach to politics
shutdown. Otha Burton Jr., ex-l Clarion-Ledger. "But leaves no room for compromise.. . Rico Gray, estranged husband of Marissa Alexander
With similar conflicts brewing ecutive director of the you've got a bunch of They use the democratic process A1
in several other states, the frat- Institute of Govern- money from New York to stifle democracy.
ricide could determine whether ment at Jackson State COCHRAN and all over from these Itwas right after thatvote w A lexander gets new trial
the Republican Party will re- University, told me. "If groups that are putting cast that McDaniel announced
main a national political force, (McDaniel) challenges up all the money, and his challenge to Cochran -- and
or succumb to its self-inflicted Cochran and wins, it will cause a they are led by people who have opened up this new front in the wounds and be reduced to a his- panic button to sound for the Re- said, 'We, would rather have 30 Republican Party's civil war. been fatheed by ;her ex That's
torical footnote. What's certain is publican Party's establishment." pure conservative senators than DeWayne Wickham writes on IMPRISONED that with nearly eight months to For some mainstream Repub- the majority.' Well, I'd rather Tesdays for USA TODAY continued from 1A when he said she tittered several
expletives, went to the garage
a mandatory 20 years ..under~ ,to her truck and returned with
the 10-2 0-Life statutes- for dis- her gun. After firing the weapon,
Zimmerman continues to break, the law charging -a firearm during ce he says he grabbed the children
ZIMMERMAN Cantrell. She said she had twice sac street of single family homes community in Sanford, just out- tam felonies. She was charged and ran.
continued from IA seen a man who looked like Zim- in Apopka, about 15 miles north- side Orlando. w
merman get out of a truck that's west of Orlando. He wasn't charged until 44 assault with a deadly Weapon her innocence and says she was
charges, of Iaggravated assault, :been-in the driveway for nearly a "It's kind of frightening" she days after the shooting, lead- The prosecution say,- lat;Ae- trapped and had no choice but to battery and criminal mischief., month. The truck parked there said, adding that she- only saw ing to protests nationwide from spite her claim that-s a rt
The judge set bond at $9,000 Monday appeared to be the same a woman came out of the house., people who believed he should only firing a warning band In terms of hertime -njail,and ordered that he not possess. one that reporters have seen Zimmerman, 30, was acquit- have been immediately arrested. that the bullet hit a wall and not, Alender assaulted him again guns or ammunition. He was or- Zimmerman drive previously. ted in July of all charges in the The case sparked accusations the ceiling, that it could have lessthan~five months later and dered to stay away from his girl- ""I'm in absolute shock," she shooting of Trayvon Martin. The that Zimmerman had racially killed her husband, Rico Gray pleaded no contest to domestic friend, Samantha Scheibe who said. "He was never outside. It's death of the Black teenager who profiled Martin,. and demonstra- or' his children. Gray has wo battery. Gray has also. been artold deputies he pointed a shot- not like he was out flaunting was unarmed, touched off a na- tions broke out again after his chiodrenb b gun at her during an argument. around." tionwide debate about race and acquittal. Federal authorities in his custody. The ,ouple also on domestic abuse c g one
He was also -ordered to wear a Cantrell said the woman who self-defense. Zimmerman, who are now reviewing the case the has an infant child together. Her resulting in a conviction and a monitoring device lived in the home was very sweet identifies himself as Hispanic, see if Martin's civil rights were attorney was unable to provide sentence of probation. Alexander
"Just when you thought you and quiet. Sarah Tyler, 26, also has said he shot the 17-year-old violated. Zimmerman has had information about the where- had also filed an injunction for heard the last of George Zimmer- lives across the street from the to defend himself during a fight other brushes with the law since abouts of the youngest child protection against Gray 'nt man," said neighbor Catherine tan stucco house on a cul-de- in February 2012 inside a gated his acquittal and who is currently carin for However, as Zimmet points
in~idethe child. -out in his request for bond, texts
In court last week, Bruce Zim- sent from Gray to Alexander askmet, one of the lead attorneys ing if he could keep having sex
iTu pkian pastored, church ofover 2 ,0 for Alexander, argued that she with her, make it clear that he is
poses no threat to society or to not afraid of her and that there is

TUMPKIN of leadership as a female in of a $1.8 million facility that thor and lectured throughout her husband with whom she is no reason to keep her in jail.
continued from IA the early 80s when such ac- now includes the sanctuary, a the U.S. and the Caribbean now finalizing a divorce.
tions were rare. She founded community room, bookstore, where she was regarded as a We were pleased that the ap- COMPARISONS TO
members in dozens-of church- the Universal Truth center Universal Academy, Commu- first-rate biblical scholar. pellate court reversed her con- AZIMMERMAN TRIAL
viction and alloedt-for a retrial," Alexander's case -got greater
es across the U.S. At the time church in 1982 and contin- nity Development Corporation, Tumpkin's funeral services ally and nay Develo ~Zimmet said. "We have already attention, both localan
of her death, the membership ued to guide the "new thought" adult education classrooms will be held on Thursday, Nov. had part of the bond hearing tionalby, after a jury ruled that at UTC was estimated at over institution of empowerment,; and staff offices. Expansion of 21 at the church, 21310 NW and the judge has reserved rul- 'George Zimmerman was' inno1,200. She was one that nev- devotion, and. commitment to the existing center was com-'. 37th Avenue. She is survived mg on bond until we-file addi- cent in the murder -of Trayvon
er wavered from speaking the better living. According to her pleted in 2010. by a son, Joseph Tumpkin, Jr.; tional papers that reply to the Martin. Zimmerman, the neightruth and was known for her vision, the Center was dedi- Because education was so many children in the ministry state's reply. The judge will then borhood watch volunteer, who facolorful,.uplifting sermons. cated to develop and empower important to her, Tumpkin and men, women and children decide if bond should be grant- tally shot the unarmed teenager,
Tumpkin, who died last Fri- the whole person. Her leader- earned her Doctorate degree whose lives were changed for ed. Of course Marissa wants to was found not guilty of secondday from complications from ship guided the. Center from at the South Florida Center for the better because of her com- get home to her children and we degree murder He was also acdiabetes, was a pioneer in the a few members meeting in Theological Studies in Miami. mitment to her community believe that as she has no crim- quitted of manslaughter, a lesser
ministry assuming a role rented spaces to construction She also was a published au- and to the Gospel. ,inal record except this matter charge. Zimmerman said he- shot
involving her husband, :that she :Martin in self-defense after- the
Flo idaM e oril lad r A ber S ith distshould be granted her freedom teen knocked himnto-theground,
~~un tifl the tria f', ....... ".:' -.. punched him and ,slammed his
Fl rd e o ille d rA b r m t die Zimmet, a Fort Lauderdale at- head repeatedly against the sideSMITH -tary school and high school, as with the Y.M.C.A. of Metropoli- and New Mount Olive Ba:ptist torney, has been a member of walk. The jury agreed that Zimcontinued from lA his home. Al, as he was fondly tan Chicago;' and varsity base- Church of Fort Lauderdale. The F~lorid Bar since 1976 and merman could have been justicalled, graduated with a Bach- ball coach and Student Union H'e is survived by his wife of 57 isi a' former -. assistant. U.S.: at- fled in ..shooting Martin because
President Emeritus. During his elor of Science degree from North director at Knoxville College. He years, Sadie Burris' Smith; one torney for the Southern DiStrict he feared great bodily-harm or 13-year tenure as president of Carolina A&T State University, 'served at his alma mater, North brother, Dr. Calvert H." Smith .ofl Florida He is s.joined by Mike .death. .
Florida Memorial and 'through Greensboro, North Carolina; a Carolina A&T State University, '(Carrie); one special sister,. Ev- 'Dowd,' a New 'York-based plo- 'But Congresswoman Corrine his visionary efforts, the college Master of Science degree from' in several capacities 'including: elyn Jude (Robert); two daugh- nleering attorney in the battered Brown, who has been a memewas elevated to University status, George Williams College, Chi- director of athletics and the Stu, ters: Robyne Wilkerson and An- .women's movement, Both have ber of Congress .since 1992 and over $83 million in grant funds cago; and a Doctor of Philosophy dent Union; vice chancellor for gela Luster (James); a son Albert taken on thte case pro bono. whose district' includes Duval were awarded, increased from Degree from 'the University of Development and University Re- Clayton (Audrey); four grandchil- "Afer sh ws convicted and County,. says that 'Alexander's 1,300 to over 2,200, and the "Ris- Pittsburgh. lations; professor of education; dren: Albert Clayton II, Courtney sentenced fin 2012' I was asked case is rfo different and that .she
ing to New Heights" $35 million His early professional career and executive director of the Smith Hayes (James), Carrington to review the case .and after too should have been allowed to Capital' Campaign was complet- included: a brief stint as a minor University's Foundation. He was 'Luster and Trevor Luster; six looking at the transcript I' be- stn he groun. ed. These funds were generated league baseball player with the also the sixth president of South great-grandchildren; three si- live ou tea couldhelp this .- "I hi s't aeofsad and used for the campus beau- Saint Louis Cardinals; a commis- Carolina State University. ters-in-law: Evetta Bumrs Bar- woman -- a first offender who ing your ground, then there is tification program, renovations sioned officer and company comn- Dr. Smith's professional af- rett, Legatha' Burris and Mable got a 20-year sentence." no such thing," Brown Said. "She and new building construction. mender in the U.S. Army Medi- filiations and publications were Burris; and two brothers-in-law: '' -had a restraining order against
Smith was known to claim Chi- cal Service Corps; a youth gangs numerous including:' member of Ray E. Burnis (Carolyn) and Rev. HUSBAND SAYS her, husband and had been
cago, where he attended elemen- worker and program secretary Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Willie Gaskin. ALEXANDER WAS VIOLENT beaten before. The prosecutor
-Alexander's husband, Rico offered -her three years but to
GOPblo k a oth Ob m h ic o j dg Gray, recently spoke to meme- accept such adeal would have
s y t nr a c er e bers of the media at the State ruined her life. Three years is
GO boc s etan th r ba a hocefo jdg Attorney's Office in Jacksonville not mercy and 20 years if not
BLOCKED leanings as it is about the overall ten rules on questions involving 'dent's right as well as his duty." and explained how the events justice. Florida is where the
continued from lA ideological makeup of the court. White House and federal agency After the vote, Obama issued transpired in the August 2010 whole minimum mandatory
Republicans have raised few ob- policy., a statement saying he was being shooting. He claims it was his sentencing began and it needs
of Maine voted with the Demo- jections to the three candidates' ''Democrats accused Republi- held to an unfair standard. "Four wife who first began punch- to ends here too. Such rulings crats, qualifications or legal positions. cans of exercising a nakedly po- of my predecessor's six nominees ing him after he confronted het have' become a cancer that has
The impasse over Wilkins fol- Rather, Republicans are seek- litical double standard for. con- to the D.C. Circuit were con- -about texts she had sent to her spread across the country. Malowed Republican blockades ing to prevent Obama from filling, firming presidential nominees, firmed," he said. "Four of my five ex-husband. He says that he rissa has two children that are of two other candidates for the any of the three existing vacan- "Appointing judges to fill va- nominees to this court have been -was trying to take his two sons almost teenagers and a threecourt since Oct. 31. Unlike previ- cies on the 11-seat court, fearing cant judicial seats is not court- obstructed." away from their home and was year-old baby she poses no
ous fights over judicial nominees, that he will alter its conservative packing," Senator Harry Reid of Obama added, "The American getting their things together threat to anyone and deserves to the dispute is not as much about tilt. The court has immense po- Nevada, the Democratic majority people and our judicial system when he made the remark that be home with her family. That's the judges' individual political litical importance because it of- leader, said Monday. "It's a presi- deserve better." 'their newborn baby must have my Thanksgiving wish for her."






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DIABETES PHYSICAL A ITY
By Alessandra Pluchino, Ph. 0.

Joan Smith has been a diabetic patient at the
Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center in Overtown
for more than seven years. Through the center's E. ROBERT SCHWARTZ, M.D.
high risk diabetes management clinic, 62-year-old
Smith recently began a physical activity program
to help control the disease. D iabetes and
During her first seven months of exercis- )
ing she has recorded dramatic improvement.
that reflects the average blood sugar level of Wm n w a
diabetics has decreased significantly. This1
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tive lifestyle.
"I am so happy and feeling so much better," By E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.
Smith said., "The exercises are helping me a,
lot. I'm walking on the treadmill and using the 'Over the past few decades in the
bicycle. I'm exercising with weights,,sometimes United States, there has been a growthree to four times a week. It excites me." igpeaec foeiytruhu
Part of Jackson Health System, Jefferson ors~ey hs h r vregt
Reavs oferscompehesiveprimry are er-are more likely to be predisposed to divicles. Its high-risk diabetes management clinic,.bts-acrncdies hti fe
along with the physical activity clinic and the referred to as the "silent killer" because
nutrition clinic are combined initiatives sup-itsyposcng.noiedTh ported by the collaboration between the Unitedsml n edyfc sta ay
Health Foundation and the Department of Family people do not know that they have the
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Traditional diabetic diet plans experience that speaks to your 4. Rice, pasta, potatoes andFaiyhsoysaloafcr f
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level is vital for a diabetic, be- a week. choices. She can be contacted at Why does diabetes occur? Every cell
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By. Rev. Leonard Shaw him. The man hap- society. There are times
pened to be a for- when the food, football
While traveling to Jerusalem eigner- people who games and pleasuring
with his disciples, Jesus went were rejected by ourselves are the priorby the border between Samaria society at that time ity in our lives. Some- and Galilee. As he was about to [Luke 17:14-16]. times, we can be so
enter a village, 10 lepers stand- This prompted Je- busy that we forget to
R ing in the distance shouted: "Je- sus to say, "were not I say thanks to god for
sus, Master, have pity on us." there 10 who were the strength to accomj [Luke 17:12-13] The afflicted healed? But where plish those things. The
men may have stayed together are the other nine? SHAW one and only leper, who
for mutual help because the Were none found returned to say thanks,
disease had rendered them un- among the others who wanted received a personal blessing by clean and made it necessary for to return to give glory to God Jesus because of his gratitude. them to avoid contact with the except this foreigner? It must Maybe, we lose some of our' public, When he saw them, Je- have been troubling for Jesus to blessings because we fail to go sus told them to go and show see this lack of gratitude among back to God and simply say themselves to the priest [Luke his own people who should have thanks for 'the many things
'17:14]. While on the way, they been exemplary in praising God that we do have. Let us take were healed. One of them, be- their heavenly Father. time daily, to say thanks to our
coming aware that he had been During November, the month heavenly Father for our hands, cured, walked back to Jesus. of Thanksgiving, it is easy to for- feet and, most of all, for sendWith a loud voice, he thanked get all of the blessings that God ing Jesus Christ into this world and praised God for his healing has given us. The Bible states to die and pay the terrible price from that terrible disease. He that one of the signs of the last he paid for our sins [John 3:16]. fell to his knees and prostrated days is ingratitude. "Men will be The best way we can show our himself at Jesus' feet, thank- unthankful.' It sounds like the gratitude to a loving God is to ing him for what he had done to Apostle Paul was living today's give our lives back to Him.



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Paraplegic Gleneisha Darkins the driver were the only two
JK who were paralyzed.
deem n dtofin ish sc o lDarkins is only 21 years old
butmne ch o she has the stability and
Gigi Tinsley Montgomery wrote in a let- tenacity of a much older inFaith and Family editor ter to Darkins, one year af- dlividual, am now enrolled
gtinsley@miaraitimesonline corn ter the accident- and. said:"I at Flonida International Uni- o
never told you this before, versity [FIU] and am majoring It was about this time of but the night before you left mn psychology with plans to the year.-Thanksgiving in fpr FAMU, I prayed and cried graduate mn 2016. Nov. 2010 when Gleneiesha for you. .I didn't even know "Things will never be as Darkins and a carload of her exactly why I was crying and they were before the accident Liberty City saue thos su p rtin Black yo th
classmates from the Rich- being so dang dramaic... I but we [the family]are doingesa ts o e up o na y u
mond Heights area were comn- heard a voice speak to m e. It as well as we can. We take By D. Kevin McNeir Honorees included Marshall Mack Samuel, chairman of
inag home from Florida A& M said, you [Gleneisha] are spe- things day-by-day.' kmncneir@miamitimesonline.com L. Davis, manager/director, the board, AHCA Coalition and
University [FAMU] to spend cial and would affect a lot of Darkins was born in Rich- African Heritage Cultural Arts Gigi Tinsley, executive director,
the holidays with their fai- people, positively.' mond Heights to Angelic The African Heritage Culture Center [AHCAC] and Michael ANCA Coalition and president
lies and they were involved in Life changed forever *Philon and Glenn Darkins Arts Coalition hosted the third Spring, director, Miami-Dade of the Joint Alumni Coalition.
a horrific accident. According to Darkin~s, "I and has one brother, Louis. annual Spirit of Excellence County Office of Cultural' Af- "This is a stellar place and
Glenny, as she is affection- was asleep when the accident According to Montgomery, Gala and Dr. Carlton G. Fisher fairs. it's a program that must be
ately called by her friends, occurred and when I gained "Gleneisha is one of the rar- Awards Banquet last Satur- Both men were honored be- kept going," Tinsley said.
had only been at FAMU since consciousness, I was in the est, strongest, most infflu- day evening with a spirit-filled cause they, like the Center, "Our children are our greatthat August. hospital with head, neck and ential, trendsetting, honest, program that included videos, continue to "make a differ- est commodity and we have to
Her b~st friend, Miami spinal cord injuries. I could real, and beautiful persons pantomime, outstanding sing- ence for our youth through the make sure they are encouraged Times reporter Ashley Mont- not move my body. I was a I know . It is seldom one ing by former Center attendee arts." The event was held at and have positive programs gomery, "loves Glenny like a quadriplegic.' Others in the meets a person who becomes and local youth Adore and a the AHCAC. like this that allow them to delittle sister.' car were injured but she and a friend like you.' festive meal. The program was MC'd by velop their fullest potential.






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7self-improvement class and
_Zumb Fitness. Call 305-691N Soul Harvest Creative Heritage Cultural Arts Center. N A Mission With A New BePraise Ministries (SHCP) will Call 305-975-1837. ginning Church Women's Degive out turkeys and a word of partment provides community
encouragement to families in E New Union Grove M.B. feedings. Call 786-371-3779. need in Overtown from 11:00am Church, will celebrate 33 years of AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ew Christ Tabernacle Church
1:00pm. Call 786-863-0411. service given by their Pastor Rev. 0 Bethany Seventh-Day Ad- Rev. Harold Marsh
Marvin McIntytre, Sr. on Dec. 7 ventist Church hosts bereave- Metropolitan AM.E. Church 1305 NW 54th St. 305-835-2578
Glory Temple Ministries' at the Church of the Open Door at ment sharing group meetings, Rev. Vernon C. Miller
Food Bank, invites the Liberty 5 p.m. Call 305-968-1593. every 2nd Sunday from 3-4 p.m. 1778 nW 69 Str
City community to their annual Call 305-634-2993. 1778 NW 69 Street Mt. Tabor M.S. Church
Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 20 at EThe 5th S.A.V.I.O.R. March 305-696-4201 Rev. George E. McRae
noon. Call 305-384-0138. and Community rally will be N Street Evangelist Out- 1701 NW 66 Street 305-693-0820
held Sat., Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. reach Ministries will conduct ASSEMBLY OF GOD
0 New Vision Gospel Com- from Mt. Zion AME Church in Mi- free personal courses on evan- Second Canaan M.B. Church
munity Choir will celebrate "Eu- ami Gardens and ends at Bunche gelizing without fear. Call 786- Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God Rev. Jeffrey Mack
nice Watson Liberty Day Celebra- Park in Opa-locka with a candle 508-6167. Rev. Leonard S. Shaw 4343 NW 17th Ave. 305-638-1789
tion," Dec. 7th at 7 p.m. African light vigil and ceremony to honor
Heritage Cultural Arts Center. the lives lost to violence in our E Free'dem To Dance stu- 2085 NW 97th St. 305-693-1356 Call 305-318-8452. community. Call 305-942-0483. dents need help purchasing NON-DENOMINATIONAL
[boys and girls] liturgical and BAPTIST
0 U Shades of Rhythm will host E New'Day In Christ invites dance uniforms. They are "Off CFYCORPORATE. ORG
a concert featuring Adore on Dec. the community to a free Mind, the Streets Doing Well Dancing." Greater Harvest Baptist Church P.O. Box 472-426, 33147-2426 305-799-2920
7 from 7-9 p.m. at the African Body and Soul Enhancements; Call 786-277-1656. Rev. Kenneth McGee
14135 NW 7th Ave. 305-725-6321 New Life Christian Center

a's minist honors God through service Rev. Bruce Payne
O megminsonorsGorou New Philadelphia Baptist Church 7654 NW 17th Pl. 786-536-9039
OMEGA in the Miami Northwestern and cooked Thanksgiving dinner Rev. Rickie Robinson Sr.
continued from 12B Edison Senior High Feeder Pat- that is open to the public. Do- 8640 NW 22nd Ave. 305-505-0400 Divine Hope Restcdration Ministries
tern schools and as others do nations will be accepted, then Apostle R. Caleb Jean
the neighborhood residents be- "They want the best for their too." MISSIONARY BAPTIST 16601 NW 8th Ave. 786-419-0728
cause Pastor Green is a mem- children and we are working We are now asking compaber of IOU and we see the need hard to get it. nies, agencies and individuals Walking In Christ M.B. Church PENTECOSTAL
- weekly," said Regina Davis, On Monday, Nov. 25, the to give us un-wrapped new toys, Rev. Larry Robbins, Sr.
coordinator of the Omega's IOU Omega Power and Praise Minis- new clothing and shoes for new- 3530 NW 214th Street Signs and Wonders Int'l Ministries
[It's On Us] Group. try at 4705 NW 17th Ave. will borns to children 17 years of 305-430-0443 Apostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis
Davis explained that the IOUs give away food at their regular age," Wilson-green said. 3982 NW 167 St. 305-628-4434
are parents who are very con- distribution of food day. She stated that they have New Union Grove M.B. Church
cerned about the type of teach- On Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6:30, been doing this for 16 years, as Pastor Marvin McIntyre, Sr. New Life Family Worship Center
ers their children have and the said Wilson-Green, "We will long as the Lord has given them 2905 NW 62nd St. 305-836-4839 Pastor Barbara J. Boyce
learning their children receive have our community's annual strength. 1195 NW 119 St. 305-308-5064
from these teachers. They vol- 'Come Dine With Us', where we The group will have a giveaway New Canaan M.B. Church unteer their services at schools will serve a delicious, hot, home for Christmas on Dec. 21st. Rev. Paul West, Sr. UNITED METHODIST
5598 NW 7th Ave. 954-981-1832
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
W om en of W orth recognizes three FL wom en Greater St. James MB Rev. Dr. Joreatha McCall Capers, Sr. Pastor
International Church 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413
PYFROM Kimberly Iverson-Scottsdale, Susan Garcia Trieschmann 4875 NW'2nd Ave. o305-759-9358
continued from 12B Ariz.; Founder of Bucket List Evanston, Ill; Executive DirecFoundation, nonprofit which tor of Curt's Cafe. a nonprofit
Co-Founder and Co-Director of grants end-of-life or bucket restaurant. Attitudes in Reverse, a nonprofit list" wishes to the terminally ill;
organization to educate society Lori Lee Smithfield, NC; RECOGNITION AND VOTING about mental health. founder of Me Fine Foundation, Rewarding their outstandPatty Boles Vista, Calif.; a non-profit founded in memory ing accomplishments, the 2013 Executive Director of Straight of her son, Fblden Lee, IV, which Women of Worth honorees, seFrom The Heart, Inc., a non- provides resources and finan- lected by an esteemed panel of ADVERTISE YOUR
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Simple tricks can work magic on kids' habits
S i m p lme tri ck s e rce w o -------I several experts will offer parHelping them eat better and exercise 7ents practical tips on how to
Tr Is e r create healthy habits at home. more is easier than it sounds Currently, about a third of
By Nanci Helilmich vent obesity and type 2 diabe- kids in this country are overtes," says Sothern, an exercise **weight or obese, according to If childhood obesity expert physiologist and a professor the Centers for Disease Control
Melinda Sothern could wave at Louisiana State University and Prevention. Extra pounds
her magic wand and help kids Health Sciences Center in New put kids at a higher risk of type
live healthier lives, she'd want Orleans, who has treated more 2 diabetes, high 'blood presparents and children to dine than 3,000 overweight children sure, high cholesterol, liver
together every night. "Research over the past 23 years. She's disease, sleep apnea and other
is clear that family meals equal the co-author of Trim Kids. health problems.
healthier weights, emotional She also wishes parents Some ideas from nutrition
stability and better school per- would make sure that kids eat and exercise researchers on
formance," she says. a healthy breakfast daily, get setting up a healthier home
She would have parents in- plenty of shut-eye and stop environment:
sist that their kids ditch cell- snacking mindlessly. "Parents I Plan healthy, tasty breakphones and other media devic- have far more power than they fasts. Offer children a lean
es when they come home from realize to guarantee a healthy protein at breakfast such as
school and go outside to play future for their children." eggs, string cheese, Canadian
for an hour, or if it's too dark Sothern and other top na- bacon, turkey bacon or humwhen they get home, then they tonal researchers in childhood mus, Sothern says. Serve them
can put on some music and obesity and nutrition are pre- fresh fruit such as berries. Or
dance inside. senting their latest research whole-grain cereal with nuts
"This active time will burn at the annual Obesity Society i '' is another option. Top off the
four to five times more calo- meeting in Atlanta this week. m i S meal with a glass of fat-free.
ries than sitting and help pre- In one. session on Tuesday, Please turn to TRICKS 16B



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like any_G." By Nicole 8Brochu
The Broward County Health Department has decided to
discontinue a 10-year-old program to give county jail inmates
o t h e r rapid-results HIV tests, saying the initiative "was not an effective use of public health, resources."
The rate of positive results wasn't high eftough to warrant continuing the program, a health department
spokeswoman'said. Meanwhile, an AIDS.
"outrageous," and the jail's health
New guidelines say do services contractor is looking for
The guidelines another agency to fill the gap.
whatverit ake toget There is no ideal
whatever it takes to get e designed to help Under the program, Health Dediet for weight loss, health providers partment testers rotated among
andu d the e aggressively tackle the four jail sites one to four days
thepoundsofand there is no supe- A*obesity epidemic. "The a week, offering HIV screenings
By Nanci Helimich riorit" between overall objective is quite a to any inmate who volunteered
a H priority between the tall order: to get primary care practitioners for one, Health Department
There's no ideal diet that's. right for ev- many diets we looked to own weight management as they own spokeswoman Candy Sims said.
eryone, but that shouldn't stop the na- hypertension management," says obesity Those tests yielded results in 15
tion's doctors from helping their heavy pa- Donna Ryan, Pennington Biomedical Research researcher Donna Ryan, co-chairwoman of minutes. tients battle weight issues as aggressively Center in Baton Rouge the committee writing these guidelines for But "on or about Oct. 15," jail
as things like blood pressure, according to the Obesity Society, American Heart Asso- officials learned the Health Departnew obesity treatment guidelines out Tues- carb diet. ciation and American College of Cardiology. ment's annual agreement to provide the
day. Still, the most effective behavior-change The recommendations are part of a set testing had expired in December 2012
The guidelines, from three leading health weight-loss programs include two to three of heart disease prevention guidelines that .-- and was not being renewed, sai Ron
groups, say that doctors need to help obese in-person meetings a month for at least six also include new cholesterol guidelines, Gunzburger, general counsel for the Broward patients figure out the best plan, whether months, and most people should consume healthy lifestyle guidance and recommien- County Sheriffs Office. They were told the it's a vegetarian diet, low-sodium plan, at least 500 fewer calories a day to lose dations for calculating cardiovascular risk. halt would be "effective in two weeks."
-commercial weightloss program or a low- weight, the recommendations say. Please turn to OBESITY 16B While it searches for another rapidtest provider, the jail's health services
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I Services, is providing conventional
scho ls n kis f od aler ies tests to inmates who request one,
C.C uie sc o l.n is"o d lege with results ready within 24 to
.m Painter more classrooms will ban food based in McLean, Va. The 48 hours, sometimes "a little
ii'i~iii~i~ii:::::: '::: i':rewards, snacks and party group was among those who longer" for positive results,
:. the' first time, feder- treats made with nuts, milk, worked on the guidelines with Gunzburger said.
ealth 'officials are giving eggs and other common aller- federal health officials. The loss of rapid testing in Bro...... ols recommendations on gens changes kids without al- CDC estimates that four per- ward concerns Michael Ka-' hane,
to handle food allergies in lergies are sure to notice, too. cent to six percent of children chief of the AIDS Healthcare Foune gide lines,. rlae* Fifteen states and many. have food allergies and that 88 dation's southern bureau. 'He said A:.. e" denerlad school districts already have percent of schools have at least inmates are a typically high-risk population
e ,dnesday by the Centers for guidelines in place, but the one student with a food allergy. -- especially in Broward, consis- tently home
isease Control and Preven- CDC recommendations "are "When allergic reactions oc- to the nation's worst HIViAIDS rates.
~tion, are' 'voluntary but they now the gold standard," says cur, they can be severe and "It was outrageous in my opinion for any health
.....could make schools safer for John Lehr, chief executive offi- can mean a child takes an department to drop such a program, especially with, .. ...... millions .f children, advocates cer of Food Allergy Research & ambulance ride or even dies," out a plan for continuity of services," Kahane, whose
say. The y also could .mean Education, an advocacy group Please turn to FOOD 16B Please turn to HlIV 16B

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CDC: E-cigarettes spark new threat to kids
Nearly one in 12 high school vored tobacco cigarettes, there cerned that e-cigarettes could would outlaw '-fnarketing to
Manufacturers seniors now smoke "little ci- are no such- restrictions on ci- actually addict more young children and other- gimmicks
garsnwhich are nearly identi- gars or e-cigarettes, which are people to nicotine, by attracting by "rogue players" in the industargetteenscal in size, .shape and color to
cal n siei sape nd clor-o .sold in "Gummi Bear' flavors, non-smokers, Who might later: tr.y.
traditional cigarettes, but are and "Fruit Loops." shift over to regular tobacco. Frieden described tobacco
officialsays regulated much more loosely, Keeping tabs on new, unregu- Nearly one in 10 teens who have which kills more than 440,000
y z Szabo according to the CDC. lated products from the tobacco tried e-cigarettes have never Americans a year as the
And nearly seven percent of industry, which manufactures smoked conventional ones. USA's top health challenge.
New types of cigarettes and students in grades six through 2 most e-cigarettes, is akin to E-cigarette makers often ad- "It just is unparalleled as a
tobacco threaten to addict a 12 tried .an e-cigarette in 2012, playing "whack-a-mole," Frie-. vertise in venues that are popu- cause of suffering and death
new generation of kids, in spite more than twice the rate in den said. lar with teens, such as shop- in this country," Frieden said.
of the country's overall prog- 2011, according to a September Although the Food and Drug ping malls, sporting events and "If there's one thing we'd like to
ress against smoking, said Tom CDC report. E-cigarettes are Administration has said that it on TV during the Super Bowl. end, it's the tobacco-epidemic.
Frieden, director of the Centers battery-powered devices that .intends to regulate e-cigarettes Three members 'of Congress, It really is in a class unto itfor Disease Control and Preven- deliver nicotine, but produce CDC Director Tom Frieden as it does regular cigarettes, it including Rep. Henry Wax- self in terms of the harms done tion, water vapor, instead of smoke. raises concerns about e-ciga- has not yet released new rules." man, D-Calif., this week wote "to our health."
"I reallyworry about our kids," Studies show that vapor con- ..... ta Manufacturers of e-cigarettes' to FDA Commissioner Margaret 'Frieden said other health
Frieden said in an exclusive in- tains potentially hazardous, rgeted to kids. have trumpeted their health Hamburg asking her to quickly threats include antibiotic reterview with USA TODAY. "If the chemicals, including ingredi- category, allowing them to be value, arguing that they could' release e-cigarette reguatiins. distant bacteria; new strains next generation gets hooked, ents used in anti-freeze and sold for as little as seven cents help smokers give up tobacco, Their letter notes that the mak- of the flu, such as the. H7N9 you're talking about a lifetime chemicals that cause cancer in each. A pack of cigarettes costs much as nicotine-replacement ers of e- igarettes have adopted outbreak in China; food-borne" struggle with addiction." animals. at least $5 in some states and products do. some of the same market ngillnesses; 'and low acceptanceAbout 16 percent, of tigh Both electronic cigarettes and more than $11 in New York. "' "There is no bigger killer than techniques u by' tobacco rates of HPV vaccine, which school students smoke, along flavored little cigars fall through And while consumers can conventional tobacco, said Ray compnies'for"decades, such can prevent infection- with vi' with 19 percent of adults loopholes in federal regulations, buy cigarettes nly in packs of Story 'founder and CEO of the as hiring celebrities 'to make roses that clausecancers of the rates that have fallen slightly allowing their manufacturer to 20 or more, kids 'can ny as few Thbacco Vapor ElectronicCiga them look glamorous. Some cervix and other organs. He or leveled off in recent years. target children and teens, Fe as one or tw o little cigars at a rette Association. "This vpticu ads feature monkeys and other also singled out' prescription i New products threaten to un- den said. Because little cigars time, making themfar easier for lar'product is clearly lessharm- cartoon characters. painkiller abise as an epidemic .dermiine those, gains, however, are marginally larger than ciga- kids to afford, 'Frieden said.-" ful." I' '' "'Story said he also welcomes"""'d one'of the "few problems in Friedensaid. rettes, theyfall into a lowertax""' Although the FDA bannedfa- 'But Fiede said he'con- regulation fromi the 'FDA 'that' society that are getting worse. "


Fewer teens smoke, but more FDA mum on new nonuse e-cigarettes and hookahs natural drug in diet pill

The good news is thatfewer young people are smoking cigarettes. The bad news is that
more ae turning to other tobacco products such as hookahs or waterpipes. No r n ien on n n e u years with federal regulators

electroic cigaettes, the Cen i~i>warning given nine pro,-.'..uc....had repeated run-ins over the*' ;By Wendy Koch thaturave speed-ie c o n d over ingredients and marketing
cigretestbut ore tae" getting rn oBy havespeed-ike compound indietarysup-atdpractices, records show.
Fewer U.S. teens are smoking '" o lien yn "This is a brand new drug it sThe F ani on in o sndayia ncotne ix romhooahsand~ 3 "~ '~' Fo th seondtim inbeing placed into a'number of ments last, week from Hi-Tech
alectne iga ret oes e these t p u in the Cen- 30 days. or t cond bt n recent supplements under the guise that contained the controlectronic cigarette te pCen- weeks, scientists have found a of a natural ingredient,' Pieter versial stimulant ingredient
terms for Disease Control and Middle Sch.o High School "-- enon-natural" aamphetamine- Cohen, an assistant professor DMAA.
Prevention reports today. Any tobacco 6_7% 0 like compound in dietary sup- at Harvard Medical School, The Federal Trade Commiss Overall cg t tsacco rdi am ng ..... ......,' O o 0 ::;:{:!' !'
Oeral tobac c o s among A plements yet federal regula- said after reading the FDA's sion is seeking to send Hiti s anary hig s c l tu- ...... tors have issued no warnings paper. .Tech's president, Jared Wheat,
y s o c. 14% to consumers about the ingre- Cohen was part of another back to prison for contempt
and 23.3 percent, respective- Ciaets 4 3% 15.8% dient. research team that last month of court, alleging breaches of

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age oin lowr tan n 201, ..... ....... Tests of 21 supposedly all- reported finding a metham-- sanctions stemming from
agmont lwe talne in 2011, Ciar =280 12.6% natural supplements by. U;S. phetamine-like compound in false advertising claims prossmokin ciaetsacrig3.5% 61.6 Food and Dr-ug Administration' a popular pre-workout supple- ecution in 2004, court recor ds
smokng igaette, acoringscientists found nine products ment called Craze. Cohen ex- show. Wheat was sentenced to
toDanalyi outhecoSr okh 20123 ..... ..,.... ......,. that contain the .compound, 'pressed dismay that the FDA 50 months in federal prison in
Natiol Y h T% 4% according to their findings hasn't issued any warnings to 2009 for conspiracy to commit
published in the Journal of the public about Craze or the wire and mail fraud, and inYet the survey, which queried .................... ...... Pharmaceutical and Biomedi- nine supplements flagged- in troduction of unapproved new
sixth- through 12th-graders, Electronic 1 % 2.8% 2012 cal Analysis. the new research paper. The and adulterated drugs into infound a notable increase in cigarettes' h1o6% ',.5% 201 All 21 of the supplements FDA has known about the nine terstate commerce, prison rethose who've used hoo"ahs, "'"""' .. .Source: CDC list an ingredient called Acacia supplements since at least cords show. He was released
also known as waterpipes, and rigidula, which is a bushy plant July 15, the date that agency from the sentence in 2011.
e-cigarettes both of' which said CDC Director Tom Frieden Tobacco-Free Kids. found in Texas and Mexico. The scientists submitted their ar- Wheat said he's -used Acaaren't federally regulated and in announcing the findings: Many large e-cigarette manutaxed as are cigarettes. "Cigars and hookah tobacco are facturers, including NJoy, say FDA scientists reported they icle to the journal. cia rigidula in supplements for
couldn't find the substance in "The laws are incredibly several years without receiving
Last year, about 5.4 percent smoked tobacco addictive and they don't object to some FDA verified samples of the plant. weak," Cohen said, "but the any reports of safety problems. of high school students said deadly. We need effective action regulations such as limiting The compound appears to have FDA is not moving as fast as Wheat said the FDA has never they used hookahs at least to protect our kids from addic- sales to minors, but they ar- The been es o ae on i ot move azardous metoned the FDAchassnever
once a month, up from 4.1 per- tion to nicotine." gue that their products don't never been tested for safety on it could 'to remove hazardous mentioned any concerns about
cent in 2011, and 2.8 percent- Unlike cigarettes, these prod- pose the same health risks as humans, they said. products." Acacia rigidula and had not
FDA officials would not corn- Acacia rigidula is listed as heard of the agency's study untried e-cigarettes, up from 1.5 ucts are not regulated by the cigarettes and should have difpercent. Food and Drug Administration, fervent rules. Health groups say ment on their study or release an ingredient in several weight til contacted by USA TODAY.
TerCDCattibute d the ias d i ladnstto, ex retues netgou as the names of the supplements loss and energy supplements Wheat points to a 1998 journal
The CDC attributed the in- which has said it plans to ex- more study is needed to assess tested or the nine found to con- made by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuti- article by Texas A&M sciencrease to lower prices for these pand its authority to include risks. tet the niepound to-con- made by Hich Pacui- aicle by Texa s M cnproducts as well as their in- e-cigarettes and other tobacco The CDC report, published in tan the compound, bta-meth- cals of Norcross, Ga., including', twists about compounds found ylphenethylamine. The Acacia Fastin-XR, Stimerex and Lipo- in the plant as proof that the
creased marketing and avai1 products. E-cigarettes don't this week's Morbidity and Mor- rigidula supplements tested drene HardcoreI according to a substance is naturally occurability, and the perception that burn tobacco, but users inhale tality Weekly Report, reported they are safer alternatives to a liquid that contains nicotine, that 14 percent of high school were marketed for such things USA TODAY review of dietary ring. "They're just absolutely cigarettes. It also found a slight which is .derived from te to- students smoked cigarettes last as weight loss, energy boosting supplement labels compiled in wrong," Wheat said of the FDA ucittes. hIg ascoondslightwhichisderived- students fom cpret l and mood stabilizing, their pa- a National Institutes of Health scientists' statement that the
uptick in high school students bacco leaf. year, down from 15.8 percent in g,.
who smoked pipes and cigars, "These findings show why it 2011 and 28'percent in 2000. It per said. database. The company has compound is "non-natural."
including the little ones that is urgent that the FDA move notes that smoking remains the look like cigarettes but cost a forward with plans to regulate leading cause of preventable lot less and come in candy fla- all tobacco products, including death and disease in the United
vors. cigars 'and e-cigarettes," said States, and nearly 90 percent i pp m en k rI ps ingredient
"'This report raises a red flag Susan Liss, executive director 'of adult smokers began smok- li lk d toobrk of i er n u i s
about newer tobacco products," of the National Campaign for ing by age 18.iii! ...., .: .:-:.:,....::i:ri: :" :!.'! :.. ./ :


American: Globa warmin is rea to a poblem i HawaiiHawaii' and onsumers taking
dyfi past warming has been caused emissions from new power B ilsoni YOUnig : i: :Which, providedd the. letter: :toOxyElite Pro.:
Stud fnds largely by human activities -plants. The Environmental Pro- ;?:i: :: ::USA 'VODAY, said it' hadi:: no The FDA. haddno additia
high ~ranging from a low of 65 per- tection.-Agency is expected next ::.:sportsuplemenitifirii S-i f:rter commet :. : :!:inf :ormatfi t oprovide' bou
concerns hg er in cent in Utah to a high of 92 per- year to finalize these rules and '.iiPlabs a s it 'hasi stopped us- Th:le 16-ipage letterr d.:ad the outbeakinvestigatibn,
do ght-i aes cent in Rhode Island. also propose limits for existing :ing'ingred!. i ent." flggdby .:)Monday was in resps to!(:' t'pksoa ad
dru thtaes Most also back government power plants. :..federal reguators and has de- :FDA issun a formal.waring, As.of Wednesday, the Qen-'i
By Wendy Koch curbs on greenhouse gas emis- Krosnick says the data, istae isnvtoyfapp-to USPlabS 'on Oct. 1,1 accus-. t: ers for Disease 'Control an d'
sions from power plants based on 23 surveys -mOstly :.ular product linked to' dozens. .ing the company" of improp- Prevention said it had 'coqn-' The vast majority of Ameri- from 62 percent in Utah to 90 by Stanford suggest meme- :' of liverinjur cases..i:' erly usin~gaegeline in OxyEite firmed: 56 cases in the iiout-: cans in each of 40-plus states percent in New Hampshire. bers of Congress who question 'Aithih" 'USPlabs'says' it Pro and another supplement, break. There has bee 'lonei surveyed say global warming "The consistency of findings global warming or oppose EPA "'knw of n vali concern" vERsA-i. The agency said' it death anid Some cases retired is real, serious and man-made, across states was especially power plant rules may not have .aboutthde safety of itsxite waeo wr fay noia ie rnslnsaogpol
and the concerns tend to be surprising to me," says author an accurate view of what their Pro} Wight :loss 'supplement t ion' demonstrating thaaege- ,sickened sinceApril11,ofial slightly higher in coastal or' and professor Jon Krosnick, constituents want. rninrdetCle e- ieWaawuymrkedshvead : "
drought-stricken areas, says director of Stanford's Political "This is still a politically di- 'i'or anegtv ulct a itr ingredient called.eege-Slne waseawfull marketedyasfhave said an analysis out today. Psychology Rsac Grpvieise"sysMhelD- prompted the company to dis- before October 1994, a key reg- es -" at least 43 have been
At least 75 percent of U.S. adding the analysis is likely mock, director of the Pew Re- contiue using the ingredient ulatory date forgrandfathering, identified in Hawaii, which ~hasI adults say global warming the first to offer state-by-state search Center for the People & 'in thd United states, accord- supplement ingredients. a top health official :in: thti has been happening, but the breakdowns. He plans to re- the Press.thtdtos i
Stanfrd Uiverity eseach lase heifndinsotoay oeHetays usteecauelmot-in -toa leter heDDllasbaseaTheFDAeas avise con sstaetworiedthatdoc. ...i
Sfod tha rsty'4 ormretookch lapeti dnstoldHil.on stiens wnt c tiont company sent this week to the sumers not to use OxyElite Pro mainland states haven't refoun tha '8% ormor too CaptolHill costitents wan acton .U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- and VERSA-I while the out- 'ported their cases tO .health:
that view in states recently hit Global warming remains doesn't mean a lawmaker's po- trto.break investigation is ongoing. authorities.. .
by drought Arizona, New controversial. This week, rep- litical base does '.. "As FDA is aware, the Coin- Federal health officials have' "I am concerned that its not
Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas resentatives of more than 100 A national Pew poll last pany has voluntarily destroyed not directly implicated aegeline really in the awareness of the.
or vulnerable to "sea-level nations gathered- in Warsaw month found that while 67 per- its distribution center inven- athe uet ed inriet inpublicainand clinicians' on the rise: Delaware, Maine, Massa- for the United Nations' annual cent of Americans say there's oyo l dietary supplements th"ubek Bu th FD' mainland,..." aid. Saa ... rk '
chusetts, New Jersey, New York .talks on hov to deal with cli- solid evidence the earth has Containing aegeline. Reformu- warning letter said that estab- Hawaii's :state epidemiologst,: and Rhode Island. mate change. been warming, the GOP is lated replacement- products lishing that aegeline product hs eateti etm
Despite intense debate in On Thursday, the House deeply divided, will be marketed shortly," are safe "is particularly ima- ber was the first to identify .a
Congress on global warm- Subcommittee on Energy and Just 25 percent of Tea Party said the letter written by US- portant" given th ie nuy lse flvr failure casesing, the research found broad Power holds a hearing on leg- Republicans say there's such Plabs chief compliance officer cases linked to OxyElite Pro in among otherwise healthy di-I public agreement on the is- islation that would thwart evidence compared to 61 per- Kenneth Miles. The company, Hawaii and other states. FDA etary supplement users.,"!i::::,
sue and its remedies. Most say proposed rules to limit carbon cent of other Republicans.





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E. coli threat spurs recall of 90


tons of salads, sandwich wraps
Prepackaged foods the salads
E. coli 0157.H7 can cause
tied to illnesses in diarrhea, often bloody, and abdomnalcrmps Whlemost
three states people recover within a week
in so me cases it can cause a i
By Elizabeth Weise type f kidney failure called REP. CARY PIGMAN WILL WEATHERFORD
and. John Bacon ..hemolytic urec syndrome, Ii Avon Park Republican House Speaker, R-Wesley Chapel
which is very dangerous. In
A aifri cman a '~" this outbreak, at least six peorecalled more than 90 tons of % werehosp,,italizedndtw.o As Florida ages, law m akers
prepackaged salads and sand- developed the syndrome, CDC
4sid podrftr ofth healt carere
wich wraps because they may ponder future of healt caadrNeeah hv eee
be contaminated with a toxin- rted.
producing strain of E. coli, the Such outbreaks .seemto cc. News Service of Florida financial assets when they
U.S. Department of Agriculture ,.,, "ur nt ften with packed first retire, but they will need
said. products than whole raw vege TALLAHASSEE Baby more health-care services and
Glass Onion Catering in Rich- t...e .fo. sveralreaons. ays boomers are getting older. So their bank accounts will shrink
mond, Calif., is recalling ready- ~ ; ~Suslow, whose research fo- are primary-care doctors and as 2030 gets closer. The baby
to-eat salads and wraps with ........"' :'," : cuses on improving the safety nurses. And Florida's popula- boom generally includes people
.: cooked chicken and harn t at -Poo Glas Onv Cate I::.: w, w_ i_ : :!ii : : : ;:i:'i! iii! i: i;! !.ii ,, i ili ty o:f freshvegetbles. tion continues to grow. born from 1946 to 1964.
maycontain E. o 0157:H7, can in. ..., ..clude:, That combination could cre- 'Were at the very front end of
meseofnd aOno Catering an Gore Food in c-~ Larger-processixig centers ate a prescription for problems this demographic shift," Baker
mound, Calmfl in Florida's health-care system said.
A full list of recalled prod- .-Food -and Drug Administration contaminated food to end upi during the next two decades. The health-care system's n ucts, some packaged under the on Wednesday that Caliofrnia a large number of ready-to at A House committee Wednes- needs, however, involve far
name Atherstone Fine Foods, authorities had reportedissues :products. One contained day began studying the com- more factors than just a grow" is available on the Food and .illnesses linked to prepackaged ed of lettuce might be sold as I plex set of issues, as it looks ing and aging population. As
ea6 Drug Administrationi's website. salads with grilled chicken. 1,000 heads-of lettuce at a fewv for ways to make sure the state an example, the federal AffordThe products were produced It-is unus-ual to find -E.' &cl i supermarkets fhat same let- has enough doctors and other able Care Act is designed to .between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 0157:; 7 in chicken, the D IA tuce could be sold -to a readi health-care workers to meet its help uninsured people get cov* -.- and shipped to Arizona, Cali- said. toeat sandwich maker, shred- needs. erage, which likely means they
foria, Nevada,- 'New Micsw ded d [rid ii :i 100 It's too early to know what will go more often to doctors.
Oregon, Texas, Utah and expert at the University of Caii- samckviches distribute over a the committee *ill recommend, Also, information presented Washington, the USDA a.d. forni; Dvs, agies larger but ideas range from: taking to the committee showed that,
the departments F'ood SaftyTh FA it says the produt(is --There have bensome, rao- The pickrgn~g tid 'for Isteps to train arid .keep overall, primary-care doctors
and Inspection Service said. involved wer ldy Wh eil o 0 7 more doctors in Florida t us- and nurses are aging. That
The products have been linked Foods and Wagreens in Nh it I ii not awre g, new technology such as points to many younger physito 26 ill patients in three states, emn California an Trader Joes breaks hi says Rater than car fo cians choosing specialties inthe Centers for Disease Control in Norther California al chicken, he says it is iiiore iiount of bacteria to grow State economist Amy Baker' stead of primary care.
and Prevention said, -most of Northern-Nevada. likely that the contaminant is sinto a t e Lmount, especially presented information to the "What I see there is our
them in California. TeU Aw noieb,-I so igretcm committee that pointed toward younger physicians are in-.
problems as the state moves creasigly moving away from
toward 2030, the year when primary care," said Rep. Cary
the first batch of baby boomers. Pigman, an Avon Park Republiwill hit their mid-80s. can, who is a physician.
OBESITY drop pounds for health reasons Ryan, a professor emeritus patients last year, and under By that time, Florida's popu- House Speaker Will Weathcontinued from 14B to lose at least five percent to at the Pennington Biomedi- the Affordable Care Act, most lation is projected to grow to erford, R-Wesley Chapel, cre23.6 million from the 2012 to- ated the Select Committee on
10 -percent of their weight by cal Research Center in Baton private insurance companies tal of roughly -19 million, and Health Care Workforce InnovaNearly 155 million U.S. adults following a moderately reduced- Rouge. If this kind of intensive are expected to cover behavior- nal a uarte of tesi n inly, with hiskfice saare overweight or obese, which calorie diet suited to their food therapy is not available, then al counseling and other obesity nents ar ter of the resi- tion in July, with his office say6st dents are expected to be ages ing the panel "will study and
is roughly 35 pounds over a tastes and health status, while other types of treatment, such treatments by next year. healthy weight. Extra pounds being physically active and as commercial weight-loss pro- "There is no ideal diet for &5 or older. pursue solutions for ensuring
Baker said baby boomers will access to the right care in the
put people at a higher risk of learning behavioral strategies. grams or telephone and Web- weight loss, and there is no be relatively y g
heart disease, stroke, many "The gold standard is an in- based programs, are good "sec- superiority between the many
types of cancer, type 2 diabetes tervention delivered by trained ond choices," she says. The new diets we looked at," Ryan says. K food and a host of other health prob- interventionists (not just reg- guidelines are based on the lat- "We examined about 17 differ- Kids lems., istered dietitians or doctors) est scientific evidence from 133 ent weight-loss diets. There are
Health care providers should for at least 14 sessions in the research studies. many dietary paths to weight
encourage obese and over- first six months and then con- Medicare began covering be-. loss, as long as you are creating FOODf Consider designating foodweight patients who need to tinue therapy for a year," says havioral counseling for obese a calorie deficit." continued from 14B free zones or allergen-safe
zones.
says Wayne Giles, director of Use non-food incentives for
the CDC division of population prizes, gifts and awards.
about preventing those events." and included," Lehr says. "If the

HIV back until after the entrant said. "So it's a very strategic 20,402 inmates volunteered to Parents can play a crucial kid iaext to you gets a candy bar
continued from 143 leaves?" place to do testing." be screened, and 96 tested pos- role by letting schools know' as a reward but you get a pat on
The average length of stay at The AIDS Healthcare Foun- itive a positivity rate of 0.4 when children are diagnosed the head or a sticker, you feel agency provides HIV and AIDS the Broward jail is about 35 dation's Kahane said many percent to 0.56 percent a year, with food allergies, Giles says. bad. But when everybody gets a
treatment services for the jail. days, sheriffs officials said. inmates are transient, have a said Sims, adding that the ini- Parents and schools can then s;i k .0u feel good about get"If there's an opportunity to But that average includes in- history of mental illness and tiative cost the agency $83,748 work together on management ting a sticker." identify one person with HIV in mates with yearlong sentences, typically lack regular access in 2012-13. plans. While the changes can affect
Broward County and get them and officials could not say how to health care all major risk But Spaulding said such.. .CDC says schools should: children without allergies, most tested and into treatment to many inmates are back on the factors for contracting and numbers "are generally consid-- -}- Avoid using foods identified school communities are willstop the spread of the disease, I street within a few days. spreading the disease. Jail- ered a fairly robust yield," citing as allergens in class projects, ing to make them "when they think that's a worthwhile use of "Inmates are provided infor- based screenings may be'best public health authority recom- parties, snacks, science experi- are made aware of how serious public health dollars." mation on how to obtain re- chance to get them tested, and mendations that jail HIV test- ments and cooking exercises in food allergies are," says Sally
HIV experts say conventional sults should they be released into treatment, he said. ing programs continue if 0.4 allergic children's classrooms. Schoessler, director of nursing testing is not enough. "The con- in the 24-48 hours prior to that Through its county agen- percent to 0.5 percent of tests Train staff to use injecting education for the National Asventional program is not equiv- information being available," cies, the Florida Department of return positive. devices for the medication epi- sociation of School Nurses in
alent to rapid testing," said Gunzburger said. Health provides rapid-results If someone doesn't "step up.to nephrine (such as Epi-Pens) Silver Spring, Md., which also
Anne Spaulding, an assistant Those efforts often are not HIV testing in jails in 14 Florida fill the gap," the AIDS Health- when students have severe al- worked on the guidelines. professor at Emory Univer- effective, Spaulding' said, be- counties, including Palm Beach care Foundation will volunteer lergic reactions known as She notes that many children sity's Rollins School of Public cause some inmates will not go and Miami-Dade, spokesman to resume the rapid testing pro- anaphylaxis. who have never been diagnosed
Health who has done extensiA- e to the trouble to find out the Nathan Dunn said. gram, Kahane said. Make sure children who can with a- food allergy have a first
research on jail-based HIV test- results once back in the comn- The Broward health depart- "We're a not-for-profit. I don't use their own injectors can get allergic reaction at school, and ing programs. munity, ment's Sims said the effort have the manpower to have to them quickly, the guidelines will help schools
"The problem with conven- "Testing in jails 'is very ima- "had a very low positivity rate, someone there [at the jail] to do .-Makesure children with food -. respond. :to those emergencies. tional testing [is that] in most portant for the health of a con- and it was determined that this these tests, but we'll figure out allergies; are not e'xcluded from "; We i working to keep all of jails, 50 percent of the popu- munity, because 95 percent of program was not an effective a way to do it," Kahane said, field .trips, extracurrcular ac- the children safe all the time," lation leaves within 48 hours. people going to jail are going to use of public health resources." "because it's the right thing to tivities, physical".education' or she says.

Why do a test that won't be return to the community," she Between 2010 and 2012, do." recess.:., ,...- ..,






or one percent low-fat :milk 6r :selections, cookdig and man-on fewer caois u hyl epaewihi bu h ie n adnigor doing field: Whienrids are doing .their
a -carton of 10w-fait yogurt, shie -ners, she says. eating healthy fis ous. o an dult :salad plate. "!We '- s:port, she says. homework or on the computer
Says. *' Get some shut-eye. Allow. *i(: Trick their ume.Adko htaut over-serve- - The government's physical "theY need to get up reglry
SDiscourage mindiless kids no more than one :hour :':their favorite fiberrichi .veg- themselves with larger plates, activity guidelines say children and move around or consider; munching. Don't let kids eat of media time before bedtime." tables -+-. such as -spinach, and this study, sayS the same-and teens should do an hour standing while they are work-in front of the TV or 'computer Try to make sure they get the zucchin, yellow squash, broc- holds true for children: Using or-more of moderate-intensity ing, she says. Every little hbit and gradually restrict, all eat- required 9 to 10 hours of sleep coli, ,carrots, peppers and On-: smaller plates at home may vigorous aerobic physi- of activity counts. Have them ing and drinking, except for a night. Research shows that ions to lasagna, casseroles, promote healthy child por- : cal activity each day. S~thern do at least 20 to 30 minutes of water, to the .kitchen counter, lack of sleep equals unwanted pasta dishes and piza The tion sizes," says Jennifer Orlet -recommnends they do at least physical activity after school : table or dining room, Sothemn weight gain, behavioral prob- veggies lower the calories and Fisher, an associate profes- two hours of physical activity such -as shooting hoops;. bik--. says. -lems and difficulty concentrat-; increase the nutrients in each sor of public health at Temple a day. ing, playing soccer, -jum p-:
Get them involved. Take ing the next day, Sothern says. bite, Rolls says. Also increase University in Philadelphia. .- Play outside with yu inroe, dancing, walin or kids to the grocery store. Skip Offer a nutritious starter th proportion of :vegetables Teach kids to dance. Tell children. -Momns and dads playing a fitness-related video the -soda, cookie and candy course. Pennsylvania State in stir-fty dishes, broth-based them you're playing Dancing should teach their kids to game, Gordon-Larsen says aisles and have children select University research shows -. soups and stews and extra veg- with the Stars and let them throw, pitch, catch, pass, Sterclear of siugary: one fruit and vegetable to try that- adults who eat a broth- etables to sandwiches. Substi- waltz, do the cha-cha-cha or jump and ride a bike because drinks.: This includes regul ar each week. At home, include based bowl of vegetable soup; -tute vegetable or fruit purees swig dance, Sothern says. their kids may not be learn- -sodas, sweet teas, high-caori children in lunch and dinner a large, low-calorie, lettuce- for half or- even two-thirds of This active time will burn four ing these important skills at specialtycoffees, energy dinks preparation, Sothern says. based salad; or an apple before' the added fat in quick breads to five times more calories school\ and juices, Gordon-Larsen
Reinstate family tradi- a meal consume about 110 to and muffins, she says. than sitting and improve their Encourage physical-ac- says. "It's such an easy wvay to
tions. Insist on family din- 190 fewer calories at the meal, Use smaller plates. :A oVerall health. tivity breaks. "There is a lot cut out- excess sugar and cab-o
ners, -set the table with real including the calories in that study of first-graders showed * Swap sedentary time for of evidence that -kids should ries,"! she says. Instead: offer cloth napkins, light candles first course. The same idea that most kids served them- active time. Kids only burn not sit still for -more than 60 water and low-fat milk, even. and play soft music in. the could work with kids, says selves more at lunch (about 90 30 to 50 calories when they minutes at a time," says Penny low-fat chocolate milk.






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President Obama on defensive over health care

By David Jackson new insurance policy because tize and address concerns, and "strongly disapprove" of the
the costs shot up suddenly af- mitigatee risks." way Obama is handling his
President Obamra and aides ter her enrollment. Jessica Sanford, a single job.
continue to play defense when officials with the White mother from Washington state Obama's approval rating is
it comes to health care. House and the Centers for whose enrollment in the health 42 percent, tied for his all-time
The House Energy and Coin- Medicare and Medicaid Ser- cr lnwshglgtdb o n rpo i ons
merce Committee held a hear- vices said red flags were raised Obama oln Oct. 21,ligtold CNN love the pas mronth.ixpont
ingTuedayon maageen duingdevlopentof hethat, her initial cost of $169 As with other surveys, the
study indicating that Obama health care website, but con- per month rose to as much as fall of Obama's numbers can
administration officials were tractors said it would be ready $390 per month because the be traced to the start of Ocwarned as early as March by Oct. 1. government miscalculatedf her tober, and problems with the
about potential problems with "Nobody anticipated the size benefits. .health care website and canthe health care website. and scope of the problems "I had a good cry," Sanford celed policies.
The study, by the firm of we experienced once the site told CNN. "This is it.. I'm not During a conference call
McKinsey & Co., said that "se- launched," said White House -getting insurance. That's where with supporters Monday night,
nior administration officials at spokesman Eric Schultz. ~.it stands right now unless they Obama said that "it turns out
the White House and Depart- "Since that time, experts have "-fix it.", that purchasing insurance for
merit of Health and Human been working night and day to "~Criticism of the health care a lot of folks is complicated,"
Services were aware of the con- get it functioning and that is law appears to be talking a and the problems are being adcerns about meeting the Oct. 1 where our focus is, and should toll on the president's political dressed.
launch date" for the website, be, right now." sadn."We've made sure that we've
said a statement from the Re- CMS spokeswoman Patti Un- Ohama's approval rating is 42 percent, tied for his all-time A 'Washtington Po st/ABC got a strong plan to not just publican-run committee.- ruh said of the McKinsey study: low and a drop of six points over the past month. News poll on Tuesday said 55 fix the website, which I'm.takMeanwhile, a woman ispot- "The review was completed six percent of .respondents now ing responsibility for, but also
lighted in an O ct. 21 health months before the beginning and was followed by concrete Unruh said that "CMS has disapprove of Obama's per- to make sure there are other care speech at the White House of open enrollment, was in line action to address potential continually evaluated progress formance, the worst rating of ways that people can sign up," said she has had to. drop her with industry best practices, risks as was intended." and has taken steps to priori- his presidency; 44 percent Obama said.



Prosatecancr lvelsstuied Baby's gaze may signal autism.
Pro ta e c n~ehrve'_l s ud*edBy Pam Balluck less time looking' at people's
Truckers at risk of demographic information, they eyes between 2 and 6 months
01 told interviewers about, the two When and how long a baby of, age and paid less attention
jobs wherete a pn h looks at other people's eyes to eyes as they grew older.
aggressivieform
most time in their careers, as offers the earliest behavioral By contrast, babies who did
By Kaan Kplanwellas teir msrentjbat sign to date of whether a child not develop autism looked
the time of their 'diagnosis. is likely to develop autism, sci- increasingly at people's eyes
Warning: Driving a truck 'for When the, researchers 'entists are reporting. until about 9 months 'old, and
a living can be hazardous to crunched the numbers,. they', n a suy pbihdtenkp hi teto.t
your health if you are diag- found that men who said they .Wednesday, researchers us- eyes fairly constant into todnosed with prostate cancer, re- Ar, spent more time driving a truck 'ing eye-tracking technology 'dlerhood.
searchers said Tuesday. .than doing anything else were found that children who were 'This paper is a major leap
Prostate cancer is the most ,-nearly four times more likely found to have autism at age -forward," 'said Dr., Lonnie
common type of cancer diag- than educators to be diagnosed 3 ,looked' less at people's eyes Zwaigenbaum, a pediatrician
nosed in men, and in most cas- with a prostate cancer consid- when they were babies than and autism researcher at the
es it's basically harmless. As ered highly aggressive. (Thie ed- children who did not develop University of Alberta, who
the National Cancer Institute ucators were used as the base- autism. But contrary to what was not involved in. the. study.
says, even patients who never line group because they were the researchers expected, the "Documetiting that there's a
get their tumors treated are deemed' to have pretty much difference was not apparent at developmental difference belikely to die of something other no exposure to whole-body vi- birth. It emerged in the next tween 2 and 6 months is a
than prostate cancer. Men who said, they had long 'careers as truck drivers were bration.) 'i fe-otsadats x aor, major finding.
So, instead of looking at especially likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive case of These aggressive cancer .s perts said that might suggest' The Iauthors, Warren R. prostate cancer risk, the re- prostate cancer, researchers found. had a PSA level greater than a window during which the Jones and Ami Kin, both -of
searchers who did the new '.20 nanograms per milliliter progression toward 'autism the Marcus Autism Center and
study focused on the risk that University School of Public medical records and other data of blood, a Gleason sum of at can be halted or, slowed. 'Emory University, also found the cancer would be, aggressive Health, the University of, North from 2,132 men who were part least 8, or a combination of a The study, published online that babies who showed the at the time of diagnosi 's. C arolina in Chapel Hill and the of the North Carolina-Louisi- Gleason sum of at least seven in the journal Nature, found steepest decline in looking at The research team -- from Roswell Park Cancer Institute ana Prostate Cancer Project. and tumors that were stage that infarits,"who later devel- people's eyes over time'devel74 the NCI, the Louisiana State in Buffalo, N.Y. -looked at', Along with other health and T3/T4. '. 'oped autism began spending oped the most severe autism.
























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Puberty can begin early for the obese Use of cholesterol drugs

By Michelle Healy whites, reaching puberty at a author Frank Biro, director other possible explanations,
median age of 8.8, vs. 9.3 of adolescent medicine at such as exposure to chemi- m ay rise w ith new criteria
The age at which puberty years for Hispanics Cincinnati Chil- calls in the environment that
starts in some girls has con- and 9.7 for Asians. Onset of dren's Hospital. may trigger hormonal chang- Stalin treatment should look t numbers
tinued to drop, finds the lat- But Blacks girls' puberty Girls with es, he says. r t s
est study to suggest obesity matured -at higher BMIs In an accompanying edito- to other risks, panels say
may be a key trigger, similar ages in all race rial, public health researcher
The start of puberty (deter- in the 1997 ethnicity Age and ethnic Marcia Herman-Giddens of By Szabo
mined by a specific stage of study; it was Blacks groups were the University of the Univerbreast development) was at a not clear why Hispanics -.3 progressively sity of North Carolina writes Twice as many Americans will
median age of 9.7 years old there was Whites 9.7 more likely to that each individual girl be eligible for cholesterol-lowerin white, non-Hispanic girls, no change for Asians 9.7 have started "is exposed to multiple fac- ing drugs, based on controversial 4
four months earlier than in blacks. For His- puberty. tors in today's environment, new heart guidelines from two of
a landmark 1997 study that panics and Asians, Although this many not present decades the USA's leading cardiovascular
first documented early pu- data were insufficient to and other studies im- ago," that may potentially in- associations -/
berty in U.S. girls. The report know if puberty age changed. plicate weight as a "prime fluence her onset of puberty. The number of adults consid- I
is in December's Pediatrics, While previous studies driver" of early puberty, Biro Herman-Giddens was ered likely tobenefit from stations
published online, found that race as well as says the question remains, the lead author of the 1997 -will rise from about 15.5 percent
The new study tracked body mass index (BMI) played "Why are they more obese?" study on early puberty in the today to 31 percent, according to 1,200 girls (enrolled at ages a role in predicting the onset In addition to increased cal- USA. In 2012, she published the new criteria, developed by the 6 to 8) over seven years. It of puberty, "BMI supplants orie consumption and less a studythat found puberty American College of Cardiology
found that blacks contin- race as the No. 1 factor" in physical activity, researchers is also occurring earlier in and the American Heart Assothe ~~~~~ ~~ ~ ~n new analysis, sasledaeeokigaranmbroos
ue to develop earlier than the new analysis, says lead are looking at a number of boys. ciation, in collaboration with the
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DIABETES that they can perform at the results, Joan Smith is com- agement clinic, contact Nicole guidelines recommend that they
continued from 1 lB clinic and at home. mitted to sticking with her Lambert-Hernandez, patient also be considered for people at
When we think about exer- exercise program. One of her access representative, at 786- high risk of stroke. Medicine and Community cise, we have the tendency to motivations is her grand- 466-4012. That advice could lead doc-
Health of the University of associate it just with weight daughter, who wants Smith Exercise physiologist Ales- tors to prescribe stations to milMiami Miller School of Medi- loss and fitness. But what we to teach her the exercises she sandra Pluchino, Ph.D., liEns more people, says Steven cine. The clinics are free for don't realize is that an active has learned at the clinic, manages the physical activ- Nissen, chair of cardiovascular low-income and uninsured lifestyle can also prevent and "That's my biggest inspira- ity clinic at Jefferson Reaves, medicine at the Cleveland Clinic,
patients with diabetes and manage chronic diseases like tion," Smith said, "especially Sr. Health Center. Pluchino who wasn't involved in the new other chronic diseases. diabetes. In addition to com- because my granddaughter is specializes in physical activ- guidelines.
At the physical activity cn- plying with the medications already learning the impor- ity for patients with chronic "It's going to cause a huge conic, patients are educated on that are prescribed by a phy- tance of being physically ac- diseases and also participates versation," says Maiell 'Jessup, the health benefits of exer- sician, we must consider that tive." in clinical research. Pluchino president of the hear associacise. We also teach them gen- exercise is also a medicine. For more information about can be contacted at apluchi- ton. "It may be very controvereral conditioning exercises Having seen such positive the high risk diabetes man- no@med.miami.edu. sial which is fine. Controversy
means discussion.", -Atoo the ew gieins
Several important tips forwomen with diabetes saythersope to geains to
more patients who' need them,

WOMEN many of these serious medi- make lifestyle changes. These for it. Early detection is the while avoiding unnecessary precontinued from 1 lB cal complications. Diet, ex- include regular exercise, eat- best way to help you live a scriptions forpeople unlikely to The average patient is likely to
ercise and medications can ing healthy and losing weight healthy lifestyle. benefit. notice twd major changes in the
insulin or to produce very help lower blood sugar and if you are overweight or obese. E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.,ay tn
little of it. The symptoms are keep it within normal ranges. Some patients may also need is a board certified family tors to work closely with patients cholesterol, experts s much more severe and can Individuals with type 1 dia- medications that reduce high physician at Jackson Memo- to improve their diets and in- For years, doctor often pr
cause one to become very betes will most likely need to levels of blood glucose. rial Hospital and professor crease exercise. scribed stations "based
sick, very quickly. Fatigue, be on a regimen of insulin To find out if you have di- and chair of the Department i a rg, a -professor at tients' cholesterol levels, espemental disorientation, dehy- delivered by injections on a abetes or are at risk, make of Family Medicine and Coin- the University of California-San cially their LDL, known as "bad"' dration and many other com- regular basis. an appointment with your munity Health at the Univer- Francisco, says 'she i concerned cholesterol. The new guidelines
plications are often associat- For many people who are primary care doctor. -A few sity of Miami Miller School of' about eposig more patients to. advise doctors to-base teir decied with type 1 diabetes. diagnosed with type 2 diabe- simple tests of the urine and Medicine. He can be reached stations side effects, which in- sons on a patient's overall risk,
The good news is that early tes, the most common first blood can. determine if you at eschwartz@med.miami. clude an increased risk.of diabe- ratherthanjust their .hilesterol.
detection can help minimize treatment approach is to have diabetes or are at risk edu. tes, as well as muscle pain. Nissen notes that even patients




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Kermit Moore, 84, cellist, conductor, composer
By Margalit Fox ing in rarely performed classi- for "Ida B. Wells: A Passion for
cal works. Justice," a documentary about
Kermit Moore, a cellist, con- that pioneering black journalductor and composer who in all COMPOSED FOR ist, first broadcast on PBS in
three capacities was concerned IDA B. WELLS 1989.
with music rooted in the black As a composer, Moore was With the photographer, film- I
experience, died on Nov. 2 in known for "Many Thousand maker, musician and polymath
Manhattan. He was 84. Gone," for strings, flute, per- Gordon Parks, Moore wrote the
The cause was complications cussion and chorus; string soundtrack for the 1984 PBS after recent surgery, his wife, quartets; and several pieces for documentary "Solomon Northe composer Dorothy Rudd the cello, an instrument that thup's Odyssey," about a free
Moore, said. has long been painfully under- Black man forced into bondage.
As a cellist, Moore appeared represented in the solo litera- Northup's story is the subject as a soloist and chamber player ture. of the current feature film "12
on some of the world's leading He composed the soundtrack Years a Slave." concert stages. He was re-----" .....
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work of 20th-centu-y com- *
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which a single modern work ......S o
was interleaved among more In Memoriam Happy B
traditional fare, Moore typi- 1190 N.W. 95th Street, Suite 310, Miami, Florida 33150
cally offered a half-dozen contemporary pieces at once. In loving memory of, In loving memory of,
Wr iting in The New York 7
Times in 1969, Peter G. Davis T..
reviewed a program by Moore
at Carnegie Recital Hall that
included works by Ben We- O.
ber, lain -Hamilton. Roger In House Services, In House Care. In House Therapy:
Sessions, Beatrice Witkin and Checks
Tranprtaion Pacemaker Checks Preventative Medicine
the African-American composer Hale Smith. 24 Hour Service Wound Care Vaccines
VIRTUE CELLIST, HERO On Site Laboratory Geriatric Care Diabetic Education
"Moore vaulted evf-y technical hurdle of his formidable *Access to Hospitals Routine Visits Health Education
recital with disarming ease,"
Davis wrote. "He is a virtuoso Personalized Care Urgent Visits
cellist, a sensitive musician __
and something of a hero.;'
Moore also collaborated SALENNA L. HORNE JOHN C. COOPER Your neighborhood
with jazz musicians, iiclud- 07/11/1971 11/26/2009 11/22/1934 06/05/2012
ing the pianist McCoy Tyner Medical Office Specializing
and the bassist Ron Carter. Four years have :passed. Daddy, it's been one year
On the podium, he was a You are truly missed and no since you went home to glory. ieriatric Population
regular guest conductor of words only your name can Love and miss you, but althe Brooklyn Philharmonic express what you meant to ways in our heart.
and also led the Detroit Sym- us. Your loving daughter, wife a
phony, the Berkeley (Calif.) Sophisticated and family.
Symphony and Opera Ebony.
Moore was a founder, the Admirable
principal cellist, a frequent Lovely Happy Birthday F
conductor and an adminis- Free Transportation Available
trator of the Symphony of the Exquisite In loving memory of, For qualified patients
New World, an ensemble, be- Nice ACCESS DCF PARTNER OFFICE:
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Hall Ferguson Hewitt Hadley Davis MLK Range Wright & Young Memorial service for the
BROTHER EDWARD RONALD LEE HOWARD, 61, DR. ALBERT E. SMITH, DOROTHY FINLEY, 67, sec- Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Tumpkin
COACHMAN, laborer, died 81, retired retary, died
86, retired from November 9 at P r e s i d e n t November 12. A memorial service to honor
Burdines, died Baptist Hospital. of Florida Service 11 a.m., the life and legacy of the late
November 14 Service 12 p.m., M e m o r ia I Friday at Betha- Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Tumpkin
at Jackson Saturday in the University, died ny Seventh Day will be held 2 p.m., Thursday,
M e m o r i a I chapel. November Adventist. November 21 at the Universal
Hospitarvivors Truth Center for Better Living,
Service 12 include: hiswife, Inc, 21310 NW 37th Avenue,
p.m., Saturday Sadie B. Smith; Miami Gardens, FL 33056. A
at Trinity CME Church, 511 NW 4 son, A. Clayton Smith(Audrey S.) repast will immediately follow
Street, Miami, FL 33128. MICH AEL LOVETT, 52, died of Tallahassee, Fl.; daughters, MACLINDA LAMB, 62, su- the service.
N o v e m b e r Robyne Wilkerson of San Jose, pervisor, died Dr. Tumpkin was the
EVELYN REDDICK, 82, 18 at home. CA. and Angela S. Luster(James November 12. President of the Universal
retired Miami Arrangements W.) of Charlotte, NC.; brother, Service 11 a.m., Foundation for Better Living,
Dade County are incomplete. Calvert H. Smith Sr, Ph(Carrie) and Saturday at an international association
Public School other relatives and friends. Viewing Walker Temple founded by the Rev. Dr.
employee, died 9 11 a.m., Thursday at Susie C. COGIC. Johnnie Colemon in 1974. Dr.
November 14 Holley Chapel, Florida Memorial Tumpkin was the President
at Jackson Campus. Service 11 a.m., Thursday and spiritual leader of 16 New
M e m o r i a I at Susie C. Holley Chapel. Thought Christian churches, humorous preaching style. Dr.
Hospital. She 11 study groups, 5 centers, Tumpkin served on the Board
leaves to HENRY JUNIOR WILLIAMS, LURETHA PERRY, 73, INEZ PHILLIPS, 80, died No- and 4 discussion groups. This of Directors of the Society for
cherish her memories: sons, Less 81, supervisor, e s t h e t i c ia n vember 12. Services were held. year Dr. Tumpkin celebrated the Study of Metaphysical Re(Lachelle) Reddick, Jr. and Walter died November entrepreneur, 31 years of carrying out UTC's ligion; the International New
Allen (Lisa) Reddick; daughters, 9 at Mount died November NAEEM-AQUEEL NASAl, 61, mission to "empower people Thought Alliance; the Florida
Bobby Jean Reddick (Dale) Sinai Hospital. 16. Survivors died November 15. Private service. to develop their potential by Center for Theological Studies;
Bentley and Carolyn Elois Reddick; Service 10 a.m., include: her awakening their divine nature." and the Westar Institute. She
two grandsons, Jarrett Mackenzie Saturday at son, Mitchell DEBBIE SMITH, 48, died No- Dr. Tumpkin was highly re- was also an active member of
Bentley and Christopher Allen Mt.Calvary MB L. Perry; three vember 15. Service 1 p.m., Satur- garded as a biblical scholar. Zeta Phi Beta.
Reddick; one great granddaughter, Church. sisters, three day in the chapel. She was an acclaimed teacher Rev. Dr. Tumpkin husDanielle Alexandria Bentley; and brothers; a host and preacher and has authored band Joseph preceded her in

a host of relatives and friends. of nieces, nephews, and cousins. WILLIE ANTON, 87, died No- numerous publications, such his transition. Dr. Tumpkin
Viewing 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Friday at DESADENE CLARKE Memorial service 11 a.m., Friday in vember 9. Service 12 p.m., Satur- as: Tithing Are You Ready; Be- had one son, Joseph Martin
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt. Service 1 BE C K L ES, the chapel. day at Faith Mission for Christ. fore You Pray Forgive; Awaken Tumpkin who is married with
p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove 85, maid, died to Your Dream; and One Life a family.
Missionary Baptist Church. November 12 MATTIE JEWEL BAIN 70, JOHN McBEAN, 69, mechanic, Many Times; to name a few. The family respectfully reInterment: Southern Memorial in Fair Havens retired Cashier died November 10. Service 11 She has lectured and preached quests that in lieu of flowers,
Park. Center. Service for Bonded a.m., Saturday at God's Taberna- throughout the United States, donations should be made to
11 a.m., Rental Agency, cle of Deliverance Ministry. as well as in England, Canada, the Universal Truth Center.
MARTHA McCULLAR, 92, Saturday at died November South America, and the Carib- For more information, please
Fulford United 18. Survivors NEVILLE MINNIS, III, 18, stu- bean. She was known for her call the Universal Truth Center
retired railroad 18 S u vior N EV ILLEi! M I N S III,]M e t h o o e f l e e g t c n f en a 0 2 9 1
employee, died et h hurch.include: her dent, died November 13. Service powerful, energetic, and often at 305-624-4991.
November 16 Church. sisters, Barbara 1 p.m., Saturday at Church of the
at memorial Robinson, and Open Door.
R e g i o n a I V Hadley Davis Shirley Porter;
H o s p it a I. Miami Gardens and a host of other relatives and Card of Thanks Happy Birthday
Service 11 friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday Manker
a.m., Saturday HEZEKIAH BERNARD, 88, in the chapel. The family of the late, In loving memory of,
at Saint City maintenance PERCY RANDEL FOX, 66, real
Church of God of The Apostolic worker, died MIRACLE NA'CHE SA'RIHA estate agent, died November 9 at .
Faith, 4922 NW 22 Avenue. November 5 at O DRODRIGUEZ, Catholic Hospice Center.
Aventura Hos- 2 months, died WAYNE ARNELL BURTON, 55,
Grg .pital. Service 11 November 17 at pe
Gregg L. Mason a.m., Saturday home.prep cook, died November 13 at
BETTY J. HUNTER, 75, at Church of p.m., Saturday home. Services were held.
retired para God of Proph- in the chapel.
professional, ecy.
i- D d eHappy Birthday County Public FELIX ZIMMERMAN, 76, driver,

Schools, died died November In loving memory of,
N o v em ber 8aVAHsil.INFANT JANIYAH DESTINY
14. Survivors Service 11 a.m., BROWN, one year, died November
include: sons, Friday in the 5. Services were held.
Sherwood chapel.
Hunter, Grady Hunter (Dina) and Richardson (4.
Gregory Hunter; daughters, Debbie MILLICENT LORRAINE TYRONE E. MAYCOCK
Hunterand Michelle Mack (Robert); CURTIS HILL GILMORE, JR., HICKS "Chico"
one brother and three sisters; and 18, student, 11/19/1950 05/06/2010
other relatives and friends. Viewing died November wishes to thank you for your
2-9 p.m., Friday at Gregg L Mason CHRISTOPHER GERARD 11 at Jackson many cards, telegrams, flower We thought of you today,
Funeral Home. Service 11 a.m., BOWENS, 42, T r a u m a arrangements, food and other but that is nothing new.
Saturday at Lively Stones for patrol officer, Service 1 p.m., generous acts of kindness to We thought of you yesterJesus Ministry, 835 NW 119 Street. died Novem- Saturday at Mt. our family. day and days before that too.
Interment: Dade Memorial Park. ber 9 in Dallas Calvary MBC. Millicent died on October 10 We think of .you in silence,
Texas. Service in Jackson, MS. She relocat- we often speak your name.
11a.m. Saturday ed to Prentiss, MS five years Now all we have are memGarden Hill-New Jersey at Breakthrough ago but grew up in South ories and your picture in a
SUSIE LAVERNE TISDOL International MRS. DAISY PRINGLE, 75, DOROTHY HARRE Florida where she attended frame.

WEST, of Christian Center a p a r t m e n t 11/19/1959 school, worked in the health Your memory is our keepNewark, New Church. manager, died care field and was a faithful sake with which we'll never
Jersey died November 18. I think of you always, but member of several churches. part.
N o v e m b e r Wilkerson Service 10 especially today. She was a member of James God has you in His keep8. Memorial LEWIS H. JOHNSON, JR., 78, a.m., Saturday You will never be forgotten, Chapel M.B. Church, MS. ing and we have you in our
Service 11 a.m., retired, died at St. Matthews although you are gone away. Special thanks to the New hearts.
Saturday at The N o v e m b e r Freewill Baptist Your memory is a keepsake, Bethany Baptist Church, Happy Birthday, Chico.
House of God 1 a h .u .with which we never part. Pastor John Hicks, Jr., her From your loving mother,
Church, 3470 Service 11 God has you in His keeping, mother, Dr. Evangelist Mil- Easter M. Troy; children, sisNW 215 Street, Miami Gardens, FL a.m, Saturday I have you in my heart. dred Hicks, Lola Lane, Gbo- ters, brothers and family.
33056. at Union Grove RENEE JONES, 46, cashier, Love you always, your son, ria Allen and a host of family
Baptist Church, died November 9. Viewing 1-9 T.Y. members, friends, classmates
Southern Memorial Petersburg, VA. ~ > p.m. Friday in the chapel. and neighbors.
The Family Death Notice
EDDIE JAMES PACE, 69, RICHARD McCLENDON, died In1 Memoriam
veteran, died Grace November 15. Arrangements are
November 13 incomplete. H p yBrha
a Avnua -KAMA K. BUTLER, 41, shipping In loving memory of,
Ho sp it alI. clerk, died WALTER STEVENS, 58, .. In lovig memory of,
Srie1amNovember 12. construction laborer, died
Stra atService 10 a.m...
Jra Grv, -Saturday at Sevie am. November 14. Service 11 a.m.,"
Pedn rve acula Zio Thursday in the chapel. i~i
5946 NW 12 MBacefu ROADiEoaorrnde
Avenue, Miami, MC OADFW aoede
FL 33127. November 15. Service 2 p.m.,
~Saturday in the chapel.
AJ Manuel WILLIE MINNS, 78, died ,,
SAMUEL COOK, 94, retired, Trinity November 13. Service 11 a.m.,
died November SARAH LOUISE DUNN, 75, today in the chapel.
9 at Memorial homemaker, died November 14 at BARAR FINE
R e g i o n a I home. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at
H o s p i t a I Mt. Olive MBC. Paradise HARRI J" S, 75, died November
Service 10 ANTOINETTE McGURN, 70, i 17 at North Shore Medical
a.m., Saturday JFRYKOVACICH-PERRY, died November 14 at Baptist Hospi- CEDRICK DE E~ARLtE Center. Survivors include:
at Greater New 45, bar maaedied November tal. Arrangements are incomplete. daKugHILYhN DVS iter Juanta ptrson,;
Bethel M.B.C. a \ 6. Services were held. WLE HRE N AI itr unt eesn
TOMMIE DANIELS, SR., 88, 03/19/1972 -11/23/2012 11/21/1 944 -07/14/1991 Katherine Hutcherson,
GERECHEREWAN, 56, ar- died November 15 at Brookwood W misyuadwloeMozella Palmer and Aifreda
SHEILA H. HUNT, 59, clerical, chitect, died October 30. Arrange- Nursing Home. Service 12 p.m., you.k f o awarebu latives and friens. fote
died November 14 at Memorial ments are incomplete. ~ rdya rae salPiiie your oigwfe asnr especially today. eaie adfins
Pembroke Hospital. Service 3 p.m., rdya rae salPiiie Yu oigwfCsada You will never be forgotten Viewing 4-9 p.m., Friday at
Saturday at Jordan Grove M.B.C. Emmanuel Baptist Church. Walker; mother, Norma although you are gone away. Royal Funeral Service, 17475
BELA JHNON 9, ie ARIELE SILER 7, Walker-Fickiing; children, Your memory is a keepsake NW 27 Ave., Miami Gardens,
MARE EA, 1,nuse NvBEr11 atNSN Unvrst5o, i died vMEr 12E atLLR Unvestyo Dominque, Cedtara and LiI with which T will never part. FL 33169. Service 10 a.m., ARIE di Ed N 1nre November 1 at Uspta. veri 1 f pM.,Sa- Miie ospitl.berc 12 pni m.,t Cedrick; brother, Christopher; God has you in His keeping; Saturday at Evangel Church
Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements urday at 93rd Street Community Saturday at Sweet Home Mission- Godmembesadohrfml aeyui y er.Itrainl 9 W 5
are incomplete. Baptist Church. ary Baptist Church. mebr.Love always, Crick Street.


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Martin, Elementary, born. It was the begin- party of gratitude. She ard Mitchell giving
Debra Reddick, Jack- ning of a legacy that has 11 grandchildren, the prayer and a salute
d" son High and Mauri- would be passed on nine great grandchil- to Garth Reeves, the
: cio Restrepo, Coral through generations dren and eight sib- oldest brother in the
By D Rca Sc Way K-8 Center. Over and impact the lives lings. She retired after fraternity with over 65
200 stewards filled the of many others, some 25 years from M-DPS years of service.
The United Teach- ny Love, banquet room includ- of whom returned is a graduate of Shaw Some of the brothers
ers of Dade under the soloist, from Miami ing: Annette Little, to help celebrate her and Nova University. a in attendance were: Dr.
guidance of President Northwestern and The Anthony Brooks, 80th birthday. The member of both Zeta Astrid Mack, James
Fedrick Ingram, re- Psi Phi Band Awantonio REDDICK honoree led the Phi Beta So- RESTREPO Tullis, John Shaw,
cently saluted their that played Rolle, Cleve- way in singing rority, Inc. Ric Powell, Oscar
Heroes of Veterans, songs repre- land Roberts, James the Dorsey High School and Phi Beta Kappa. Jessie, Peter Harden, Stan
Teachers and Stew- sending the Stark, John Forbes, fight song, "Cheer, She has traveled to Allen, Mack Arthur, David
ards of the Year at military. In- Joy Jackson, Karen Cheer for Old Dorsey 49 states and the Ca- White Norman Cox, Johnny
the banquet room of gram saluted Black, Patrenia Doz- High," followed by hap- ribbean. Stephenson, Harry Dawklns,
Miami Dade College. BERRONES the Steward er-Washington, Aud- py birthday with every- Col R. J. Hin- Earl Daniels and Ted Blue.
Speakers were: Tom of the Year fi- ley Salahud-Din and one singing their hearts ton joined the re- Remember Sun., Dec.15, when
Gammon, Mike Madalena, nalists by recognizing: T. Eileen-Robinson, out. tired brothers on the annual performance of
Mark Cisneros, Alexis Pagola, Maria Berrones, Rob- who orchestrated the Norma was married the first Thursday Handel's "Messiah" will reNori Pino, Terri Convey and ert Morgan, Adult Ed., MARTIN program to success. 54 years to Richard CORUGEDO of Nov., while Presi- turn, this time at Bethany SDA
Ingram. In addition, there was Mari Corugedo, Jack D; On November 3, Mims. Their children all dent Baljean Smith Church at 3 p.m. For info call
the presentation of colors, Jen- Gordon, Elementary, Renier 1933, Norma C. Mims was surprised their mother with a opened the meeting with Rich- 305-638-5800.

*semble and all persons along versary on campus with more
~with our mistress of ceremo- than 100 former members of
congratulations for a job well ror Martha Day was honored. MAINDELA l gacymothe l resed.

done. Father Rolle rec- Soror Day was a charter memA birthday celebration in morning hours. tor and pastor -thank you ber, Soror Carrie P. Meek was continued from iC Her childhood b'ash~his
honor of our cousin and ad- Erin Edwards for your remarks. B.T.W. jazz an instructor at B-CU and i. turned to teen rebelion.wWhen
opted sister Janet Roberts- Patton in her captain's hat cel- band with Mr. Newbold di- was 'there and' attended the 3 with alcohol and she abused alcohol and druis.
Symonette was a night to be ebrated her 50th birthday on a recting, a big thank you to you chartering. drug addiction, the iss of two She writes of hiding drut-s in
remembered. Janet was es- party cruise Oct. 26th aboard and to Maude. Keep up the Get well wishes and our Of her children land her fight her bra, smoking m arijuana,
corted into the beautiful fall- the Bimini Superfast ship with good work. If you were not able sincere prayers go out to the agaist breast cancer. drinking too 'much alcohol, do-" decorated ballroom by hus- her husband Ted, son Theron to attend this year do not miss following: Johnnie Adderly, The book's publication ing lines of cocaine daily and band Anthony. Janet's lovely and 60 of her friends and fam- our "Calendar Tea" next year. Emmett Braxton, James c) rnes asINel i relatiiiiship;ttful
daughter Antoinette proved ily. 'Wedding anniversary greet- Clausell, Nathaniel Clarke, ct tbe cni her drgiie a
to be a most fitting hostess and Sun., Nov. 10th was a glo- ings go out to Timothy A. and Jacqueline Davis, Phillip nedi.. tougt: tat a-e~her
Aundr car(- riou hisve Joanesur Thebloresalstht.
Aundre paid a beautiful trib- rious day at our beloved St. Delores S. Smith, 6 years. DeSimone, Patrick Fisher, t iur i t
ute to "mother" as our Delta Agnes Episcopal Church as 'Happy birthday to, our dear Marsha Hanshaw, Rachel i I,- mber from len ae inJ e20
sorors serenaded "Janet" with we'culminated our "Annual friend Barry, who turned 41 Harrell, Baldwin Hepburn, hen her 13vear!ol cauour sweetheart song. Happy CalendarTea for the year." All on Nov. 14th. Delta Sigma Brian McPhee, Valencia "There s oie ar'ia5 esonsi, ..... diin a caho
birthday dear sister. seasons and captains along Theta Sorority takes root in Higgs, Doris Howard, Eliza I from, tie way bk f
Deborah Hearn celebrated with their committee mem- Collier County as a centennial beth Johnson, Mary Mc- c that, opened i World Cu
her birthday with a Halloween bers and persons born in that chapter. They have 25 charter Clain, Earl Milloy, Leona ,. ol d Tli sorioed soWcerfournainnt.
costume party Sat., Oct. 26 at particular month worked very menibers. Delta Sigma Theta Palacious, Theresa Rigby, p,, a t bI hadn't seen my daughter the home of her mother Clara hard.. Hats off to all of you. Sorority (Delta Alpha Chapter Charlie Mae Smith, Vinette Oneo 4 i I karned so for 10 days before her passig,
McKoy. Guests dined, wined And to our beloved B.T.W. jazz at Bethune-Cookman Univer- Smith, Rutli Williams and much about mv graciparents{ !ad I hadnt because I chose to and danced until the early band, Our St. Agnes vocal en- sity) celebrated its 64th anni- Melford Pinder. ,is thjt; you layshve the ue druggs
poe n 4t ke a differ-h k eyat's 0
ell~e i e~ else's lfe dle- that I chose mn-v addito d over
spit vou ownch~lle-ges, and ray kids and I havreto liv'e with
Dan Brown discusses his keys to success I trst" she
a.m. Often I'm still at it at noon toIO.' a wh iv Ih, b
BROWN ho-ihrdt-dLreboweyscsdwn
Continued from which is-a long day for a writer. ough"' hoekri sa:d sh,. ward.
That doesn't mean that I'm sat- hopes tonpir si i hoping that
adapted from his bestsellers, most isfied with everything I write. In thooh i iemigf,,'ad itt, se'eaaionar
notably the Robert Langdon series fact, I edit myself very carefully ntcte p nts," she
7~it koi oilrinlings to a lot; of othei~ aetg~h
and its namesake character who and am probably my worst critic. -selfid oft
came to the rescue in his break- The key to being a good writer is e ls of ter ino t brigheback.' ~ j
through work, The Da Vinci Code. being willing to rewrite until you iden* A s'i
Incidentally, and for those who like get it just right."She lostanother child days
get it just right." thing but&Lordinary,. fe ewi onpe~trl
Jeopardy-like trivia, the Langdon newest release, In- a!ft& he' w~a bdro~ iW
series is currently the seventh-high- 'ferno, is the fourth novel in the i 20ii. Zoleka. h;so!po:
est selling series of all time. 'iz Langdon series. He describes it iii i anii' W.(:$* ':2*
Author still writes for the 'fun of it' as "a high stakes mystery with a ...andasel.a..n t strexp lnwglows... sobret
While Brown is now quite a Tom Hanks portrayed the role of Robert Langdon high-tech element to it. Professor thirteight seconds i boo o euts er
wealthy man and a writer that can first in The Da Vinci Code. Langdon is back and this time it StenIr
take on .projects as he desires, he is his ability to solve the latest trained in g
says he never imagined that his work would generate the kind of mystery that could mean saving the world from destruction." i Llreatiy a fulfledged aid underwent chemotherapy. income or response that it has. He. says that while he writes fiction, he prefers reading non- member- of Uk ioto we" Tor me, what hur me the
"Like most writers, early in my career I wrote because I en- fiction. Siz.vc (ew f th e mt w
joyed the creative process," he said. "I had written three other "I write fiction 'because it is a way to express ideas in a more (tt armed ii books before The Da Vinci Code the others enjoyed limited approachable way," he said. "But I am almost exclusively a non- connectio to) m kids, she
success. What was great however, is that readers wanted to go fiction reader especially biographies. I think the best compli- says the book's openi yis gecrbi-her mother's par- sai4d 7>
back to see what else I had done. Writing is the kind of skill that ment I could have received about my writing came from one of my ticpation In violent struggle She f chemo carrequires perseverance. I still maintain the same schedule. I write fans who said, 'when I read books by Dan Brown it's like getting against apartheid. 1v lY in 2013 and aid seven days a week and begin writing every morning around 4 my vegetables but it tastes like I'm eating ice cream." Befoe she *wasa l i

Spalding uses music to express displeasurealready vos
displeasure int Roe Is- "M chrilwdho wantor

SPALDING tion for the sake of security. It's Savion Glover and Harry Be- started, I felt even more upset could see her tere sheesaid.
continued from IC -counterproductive. We're better lafonte (who hoists the placard that this place existed," she Zloleka* reounts -astory told"'ve had theseeng
than this. We have the intelli- "Guantanamo = immoral"). says. "I did research. I called her mother and granid- 'in my '.life, th u rable nagging concerns that grew as gence, creativity and resources Arriving days before an ex- my senators. I wanted to do mother of a time they said she cutancethat h she toured the world. to do better." petted Senate vote on the more." hlped her grandmoter by pened in iry lif
"It's embarrassing for Ameri- Spalding aimed for a' defi- camp's closure, the video urges We Are America may not turn hiing a hand grenade in her io ca, and it's not in line with our ant, rather than preachy, song viewers to call legislators and the tide, "but I don't want to sit school bag, where police didn't somebody ele t t sig values," she says by phone from that celebrates taking a stand. get informed through such We by quietly when injustice is per- look, though she still saw her gling on their journey. Zaragoza, Spain, a stop on her Against a backdrop of slinky Are America partners as Am- petuated," Spalding says. "This European tour. funk-jazz, she belts the chorus, nesty International and Hu- isn't a make-or-break piece of
"It scares me and it hurts "We are America, in- our Amer- man Rights First. the puzzle. My hope is it will
that my country is doing this. ica, we take a stand for this." That's how Spalding initially be contagious and move people ~ We don't need to sacrifice hu- Joining h~er in the video are responded. to go, 'Yeah, this is wack.' It's___________________________man rights and the Constitu- Stevie Wonder, Janelle Mon~.e, "When the hunger strikes worth a try." ii!iiii .

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News, the channel favored 'by "He writes the majority of Van Susteren's observation November 23, 2013; 6:30 pm. maIadtureco
as "a lordless samurai, espe- conservatives. 'And recently everything," she said. "He has that people in office often write Admission: $250 Website: www.TuoroelLcom cially one whose feudal lord he's stepped up his post-con- a very, very strong voice and books to signal future candihad been deprived of his tern- gressional political activities, points that he wants to put dacies. ",If the American people _____________________________tory." People will have to wait un- across." 'call me back to serve, I'll be _______________________________For both his fans and foes, til next year to see what West The editing process typi- happy to do it," West said. the book sounds as if it will be' has actually written. The book cally involves "making it clear The publisher, in a statevintage West. can be pre-ordered now, but it to the average reader. He has ment, said the book covers "the
The outspoken conservative won't be published by Crown an encyclopedic knowledge of inspiring life and uncensored and retired Army lieutenant F'orum, a unit'of Penguin Ran- history and' military details, views of a veteran, patriot, forcolonel was elected to a Bro- dom House, until April 1, 2014. and sometimes for the reader mer Congressman, conserva- November 22nd, 2013; 6:30
ward-Palm Beach County con- Michele' Hickford, who there's an assumption that you tive icon, and warrior for per- "ADMISSION: $25
gressional seat in the tea party worked in West's congressio- know all those things." sonal liberty. wave of 2010, defeating then nal office and collaborated Hickford said chapters or West isn't afraid to speakTh oa ain
U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca with him on the book, said it's other excerpts aren't yet avail- truth to power, and in this book Miami FL 338 US A
Raton. It was West's second at- part of the publisher's market- able. She said West was travel- he'll share the experiences that Hai L318 S
tempt to unseat Klein. ing plan. She said West will do ing Ttuesday and not available shaped him and the beliefs he
By 2012, the political land- a book tour next year, which to discuss the book. would die to defend." $5 out of every ticket sold will go to benefit
saehad chne.Faced with could put him on some of the "What I want to do is talk After three pltclcam- e, Rcanr haIndrI~S Phoe: 305847467
a redrawn congressional dis- TV shows of hosts that pil- about the early lessons in my paigns in which he developed lhe Afia Water Projectfor Charty
trict, West moved to a north- loried him during his time in life," West told Fox host Greta a large national network of fol -___________________________emn Palm Beach, Martin and Congress. 'Van Susteren. "The influence lowers, West has a hefty poten -___________________________St. Lucie county district he Despite the unfamiliar word of my parents. My political tial audience for his book. thought would be more favor- in the subtitle, Hickford said, philosophy. And what I see as "He does have some pretty SUBSCRIBE ---TO T-_._HE MIAMI TIMES
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Local student



competes for Miss


National UNCF

Ujunior Keyandra Berry sets

out to represent South Florida
By Ashley Montgomery GPA and is seeking the pub- amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com lic's help in achieving the title.
There will be 38 other conKeyandra Berry, a junior at testants from the remaining the historic Florida Memorial UNCF endorsed Historically University [FMU] hailing from Black Colleges and UniversiSouth Florida, is preparing to. ties [HICU competing alongcompete in the 2013-2014 Miss side her.
National United Negro Col- The young woman who raislege Fund [UNCF] Scholarship es the most funds on or before
Back row [L-RI: Casandra Holmes, Eneida M. Hartner Elementary; Janet Skiers-Kaeiser, W.J. Bryan Elementary; Pageant next February. Berry Dec. 17 will take the crown
Glenda Moton, Nathan B. Young Elementary; UTD President Fedrick Ingram; Bernardina Fernandez, South Miami Sr. i is majoring in music with a and become Miss National
concentration in business and UNCF. The donations raised go High; Sonya rivers-Stevenson, Mae Walters Elementary; Hugo Murago, HialeahSenior High; Grace Bloom, Alternative upon graduation she plans towards the UNCF scholarship
Outreach; Elizabeth Weaver, Hialeah Senior High; UTD First Vice President Tom Gammon. use her education with Teach fund.
Front row [L-R]: Yolanda Dukes, F. S. Tucker Elementary; MaryAnne Karcher, Scott Lake Elementary; Janis Jordan, for America for two years while With the help of indepenOrchard Villa Elementary; Victoria Jarrett, W.R. Thomas Middle; UTD Secretary/Treasurer Karla Hernandez-Mats' Jacqueline Torres-Quinones, Gulfstream Elementary.


UTD president and others dig inW In ~WELCOME"



their own pockets to fund ideas
'UTD President's voluntary contributions from forever and you can't get what Overtown," Jarrett said. "We RDA/ tORIAL UNIVRSITY
First Vice President Tom Gain- you need right away, so we will then invite the community, Grant" awarded to mon; and Secretary-Treasurer wanted to give our teachers parents and media to come out 1OM OE TlE
Karla Hernandez-Mats which who have out-of-the-box ideas, to enjoy the gallery." N
thirteen teachers totaled $12,000. In early something that shows we are Holmes plans to use her V
October, teachers submitted directly about what we say we grant money to set up two F IiH N Li

By Ashley Montgomery proposals for the grants, which are," Ingram said. traveling libraries.
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com were, then judged for their con- Of the 13 teachers chosen, "The goal is to get parents to tent by three UTD officers. Victoria Jarrett, language check out books and gain as Keyandra Berry
For the first time ever, Last Thursday, Ingram, arts teacher of W. R. Thomas much parent involvement as going for her master's degree
United Teachers of Dade [UTD] Gammon and Hernandez-Mats Middle School and Cassandra possible," she said. 'We want in business. Berry says that, dent fundraising sites, wordreached into their own pockets hosted a breakfast for the 13 Holmes, kindergarden teacher kindergardeners to fall in love the pageant grants her the of-mouth and good faith Berry to grant -13 deserving Miami- winners and presented them of Eneida M. Hartner Elemen- with literacy." chance to gain recognition for is hoping that the South FlorDade County Public School with their checks for use in tary School, both shared their Ingram says that teach- her philanthropic works, gain- ida community will financially [M-DCPS] teachers with funds their classroom; teachers also appreciation. ers are doing a great job and ing funds for those who lack support her.
to advance creative classroom described their classroom "My project is to have an Miami-Dade County needs financial assistance to get a "So far, I have put together
projects. Fedrick Ingram, projects. in-school photo gallery of all more projects like these. higher learning education. sponsorship packages that
president, received matching "Many grant processes take the local historical sites in Please turn to UTD 5C Berry currently has a 3.6 Please turn to BERRY SC
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Michelle iamanew initiative:


College, 'whatever it takes'
By Emmarie Huetteman
."WASHINGTON Michelle Obama
urged high school students on
Tuesday to increase the opportunities available to them by pursuing
higher education as she kicked off
an initiative that seeks to increase
the number of low-income students
graduating from -college and signaled her plans to focus more on
administration policy during the
president's second term.
Opening up to high school sopho, .-.: mores gathered in an auditorium
,at Bell Multicultural High School
: in Washington, Mrs. Obama spoke
..... : of her struggles as an underprivileged student in Chicago, taking a
The newly approved schools include several from companies that al- lo1ng bus ride across town to attend ready run campuses in Broward. a better school and dreaming of the
:diploma from Princeton University -Photo: Doug Mills
School Board approvethat seeventuallyearned Te frst.tuettey wre
S ~ iu ~ u ~ u p p o v s ldytod sudnt tey oudwit Michelle Obama Talks Education: The first lady, Michelle Obama,
their own success stories if they spoke to students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington
19new charter schools Please turn to OBAMASC aotteiprac feuain
By Karen Y, but funded by taxpayerdolr.ry do it again,' c said Jody ofcatr:Is Pr p amd r college still a deal?:dollas.dPeryddrectoooflcarte Parents could have The newly approved school support for the Parent -oeie1.~~~tesm slstya, aya.I 09 h tt
moe hn ozn coosinlueseeal ditic.m Lwhen a four-year univer- authorized increases of 15
new charter schools to, from companies that Other schoo1s include sa ig pln sw t
vin s pan s w rth the cost sity plan for a newborn percent a year, promPtchoose from next year, already run campuses .SLAM Academies, a s.
incudnga sors- in roar, uchas- idde ndhig shol was $53,729. Enrollment ing higher Prepaid prices.
themed academy, two Ben Gamla, Somerset for students interested By'SotTai ta xr oe ol eisFia n ai oeyas uto i
Frnln inacre , ... ....... not be refunded., lies must decide whether go up but other years it'
Hebrew-language Academy and raki pursuing a aer ""Florida's Prepaid pr~o- Stanley Tate, one of the it's worth the cost. Here :stayed flat.schools and several oth- Academy. -in sports, including
ers focused' on science Ben Gamla, which management or sports .gram for future college founders of the Prepaid are some commonly asked Q: What happens if my
andmat crriulm, eahesHerew wll aretig.education releases its new program, said he is trying questions about the pro- child doesn't go to coladth colum rdap- e aHmiddleandl Magnia cholfo prices on Wednesday and to persuade legislators to gram. lege?
proved 19 charter school high school next year the Arts and Technol- wht a once a gret ps fins otie :Wyi h rc :Tercpeths1
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and denied three. Last dual language program. high school campus for ..complicated, financial be refunded any surplus idea to, lock in the cur- graduation to use the
moth he eneda- oere Aadm wl tearsws lo p experts say. funds. But the soonest rent college prices? plan. It can be a transmothe plicdant, oestAaeywl threeaschoolssandlproved The cost of tuition is such a bill could pass A: PrePaid prices used ferred to another family
Curerplnt,hr ar eFrnn wilroe n olane. Thperoe ,teewr so unpredictable that in the Legislature would to be similar to whatever member, or you can get a
95Chrrntl, the dis- "Crtrshsaeanlnwlpnoe iThial4 aeia-, thrwr consumers may end up be this spring, after this tuition. at Florida uni- refund without interest.
paying more for Prepaid year's enrollment has .versities was at the time. Q:WahpenifI trict,.with an enrollment allowed to replicate tions. Of those, 22 were than what it will actually ended But that was when the buy a four-year univerof about 37,000 stu- themselves, which approved, four werettogtocleePrpdofiissasaelmtdinessto iypanndychd
dents. Charter schools means we're doing it rejected over problems costtgotcolg.Peadfiiasaytteimednraeso"stypaadmyid,
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What we like to read tells us who we are
I-lw si pl lst f oos cptre teens. That includes list's first era (1993-98), consider E. L. James' erotic dreaming it."
How a sipe list books cres Collins' Hunger nine offered self-help or Fifty Shadestrilogy a sexual
flavor of the times Games, Stephenie other advice, aid.) SEX SELLS
Meyer's Twilight and John Gray's Men Are Blame or credit the digital Sex sells books -- and books
By Bob Minzesheimer like excitement about reading Jeff Kinney's Diary from Mars, Woman age, says Carol Fitzgerald, like 'Fifty Shades of Grey' are
and Anthony DeBarros and demolished the con- of a Wimpy Kid. Are from Venus (No. founder of the Book Report the proof.
ventional wisdom about Of the 25 1) was followed by Network of websites. "There Romance novels, from the
When USA TODAY began children's books in Richard Carl- is more and more targeted PG to the X-rated variety, have
its Best-Selling Books list 20 the second era (1999- son's self-help information readily always had their fans, but
years ago, J.K. Rowling was 2008), when online available online. With key- thanks to James, erotica is
a struggling unknown writer sales grew. strokes people are pulling now mainstream.
teaching English in Portugal. Since 2009 fiction (as a- together the information Counting Fifty Shades,
Suzanne Collins was helping percentage of best sellers) has most popu- that they typically would romance accounted for 25 perto write a children's TV show risen to all-time highs and lar books between Don't Sweat the seek out in books," she says. cent of the best sellers tracked
for Nickelodeon called Clarissa erotica went mainstream as 1993 and 1998, Small Stuff ... And It's In fact, Gray offers free ad- in 2012 and 22 percent in
Explains It All. e-books became the fastest only one was for All Small Stuff (No. vice at marsvenus.com. 2013. That's in sharp contrast
And the word "Amazon" growing part of the market, kids: Chicken 2) and Jack Canfield Paul Bogaards, publicity to a much smaller share for
brought to mind a river in Soup for the and Mark Victor director of Knopf and Double- romance ranging from five
South America or a very tall WHO READS BRITISH Teenage Soul. Hansen's Chicken day, cites another factor: "It's percent to nine percent bewoman. KIDS' BOOKS? Soup for the Soul harder to get self-help authors tween 1994 and 2008.
A lot has changed in two Rowling hit it big with 'Harry WHITHER (No. 3). on TV. The interest of daytime One explanation: the privacy
decades. Potter.' SELF-HELP? In sharp contrast, TV in self-help has eroded as of e-books that prevents othDriven by Amazon.com, Conventional wisdom used 'Chicken Soup not one of the 25 the shows get more and more ers from knowing what you're
about half of all books are now to be that "kids books have a for the Soul' most popular titles into celebrities." reading. How many people
bought online, a click away. limited market, adults won't became a self- since 2009 would read Fifty Shadesas an e-book
More than 20 percent are read them and British kids' help force in the be shelved in the FICTION AS AN ESCAPE who would not have been
downloaded. Some 40 per- books don't do well in the book world. self-help section. In 1998, 56 percent of the caught -reading it in paperback
cent of adults have e-readers, U.S.," says Nora Rawlinson, Of the 25 (That is, unless books in the list's top, 150 each at least in public?
tablets or other devices to read former editor of Publishers most popu- you week was fiction. That's the Bogaards says James' sales
e-books. Weekly and co-founder of Ear- lar books same year the Bill Clinton- are split fairly evenly between
And Rowling and Collins? lyWord, a digital newsletter for from Monica Lewinsky sex scandal print and e-books. "It's not just
They have a combined total of librarians, the propelled The Starr Report, an e-book thing. The jacket
225 million copies in print of Rowling's boy wizard zapped the investigative account by became iconic, with an awarethe books (10 in all) of their that. Independent Counsel Ken- ness steeped into readers.
two series for children and "Rowling reinvented the idea neth Starr, to the top of the The book was available nearly
teens, Harry Potter and The of a series," says Dick Robin- weekly best-seller list. (Maybe everywhere."
Hunger Games. son, president of Scholastic, it was just one of those stories
Two'decades worth of data her u.s. publisher. "Young kids that even a novelist couldn't WHO READS
show what's changed and love to read the same stories ' imagine.) TRANSLATIONS?
what hasn't since USA over and over again and older Since then, fiction is on a Rawlinson notes. another
TODAY began tracking best kids love to read new versions roll up to 68 percent of best "old" idea: -'Americans won't
sellers in October 1993. of the characters they know. sellers in 2002, 77 percent in read books in translation."
The highlights from three What J.K. did so brilliantly 2010, and to an alltime high Then along came the posthudistinct eras: was to age the characters in of 81 percent so far this year. mously published crime novels
Self-help and other advice her books, so her readers grew "People today are looking for by Stieg Larsson, a Swedish
titles were big during the first up with them as the books escape," Fitzgerald says. "Fic- reporter. All three of the books
five years (1993-1998) when became more complex." tion provides that. In the '90s in his Milennium trilogy, startmost books were bought in Of the 25 most popular and early 2000s, we were in a ing with The Girl With the
physical bookstores. books since 2009, 11 are part different economic time. People Dragon Tattoo, are among the
Rowling triggered Dickens- of series aimed at kids or were living the dream, not just 25 top sellers since 2009.


First Lady Obama places emphasis on college UTD teachers win award
UTD. work with parents and the
OBAMA gain that spot. She- continued: "So it was continued from 4C community to build a stronger
continued from 4C The new program offers the clear to me, that nobody was Miami.
first lady an opportunity to im- going to take my hand and lead UTD is a union of profession- "These teachers, need supfocused on going to college. merse herself further in Presi- me to where I needed to go. In- als who work to advance the port, they want to do more and
"No matter what path you dent Obama's policies, more so stead it was going to be up to use of public education. we need to help them," Ingram
choose, no matter what dreams than in *her work to promote me to reach my goal. I would According to their website, said. "UTD wants to show that
you have, you have got to do healthy eating and to support ...... have to chart my own course." they educate students, em- we are willing to talk the talk
whatever it takes to contin- military families. She told stu- Mrs. Obama emphasized
ue your education after high dents that the administration that students would have tomembersandandwalkthewalk.
school," she said. was focused on making re- take responsibility for their
The decision to talk to sopho- sources like the Department of own futures, advising them to B
mores was a deliberate one. The Education's College Navigator learn to manage their time and
first lady's new initiative is part and College Scorecard avail- work without supervision. BERRY low contenders.
of the Obama administration's able to help them select af- "Every, day students like continued from 4C "FMU is the only HBCU in
push for the United States to fordable colleges, in addition Menbere and Roger and all of South Florida so we need to do
rank first in the world in the to offering billions of dollars in you are proving that it is not I, have sent out -to local com- everything to stay UNCF affilipercentage of college graduates financial aid. your circumstance that defines panics and I am getting the ated," Berry said.
by 2020, the year current high It was clear from her remarks your future," she said, refer- campus involved by giving out Berry says that with your
school sophomores will gradu- that the initiative, which will ARNE DUNCAN ring to Menbere Assefa and pledge and dollar envelopes," support and assistance she can
ate. take her to schools around the Roger Sanchez, successful Bell she said. show how much the region valMrs. Obama said that the country, is a personal. one. An- "Some of my teachers straight alumni. "Being crowned Miss UNCF ues education and is willing to
United States did rank first a swering students' questions up told me that I was setting my "It's your attitude," she said. would be more than. an honor financially assist future college generation ago and that with along with Arne Duncan, the sights too high," Mrs., Obama "It's your commitment. You it would be an overflowing, attendees. the projection that almost two- secretary of education she said. "They told me I was nev- decide how high you set your full, circle blessing because I "I .am confident that I will thirds of jobs would require referred to "kids like us" and er .going to get into a school goals. You decide how hard could use it to bless so many represent South Florida and my training beyond high school by recalled those who had dis- like Princeton. I still hear that you're going to work for those others." university with this capacity of
2020, it was important to re- couraged her ambitions. doubt ringing in my head." goals.". Last year's pageant, Miss leadership and: servitude," she
UNCF from Wiley College in said.
Texas, raised $36,140 towards To support Berry, go to goand South are making plans the scholarship. This sets the fundme.com/keyandramissnafor a reunion. Call 305-623- U Iota Phi Lambda bar high for Berry and her fel- tionailuncf.
7991. Sorority, Inc. wants sixth
grade boys and girls to b'e
Im p N'-'- fr Range Park is offering a part of their annual Gems New charter schools coming
free self defense karate & Gents program. Call 305a Miami Edison Class of who donate a new unwrapped classes, Mon. and Wed., at 303-9425. SCHOOL to do something or the whole
1974 will have a reunion toy Sat., Dec. 7. 6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. continued from 4C systems going to implodee, "
meeting on Nov. 20 in the Contact Clayton at 305-757- U] Helping Every Living said School Board member
school's cafeteria at 6 p.m. U] The SouthWest Dade. 7961. Person Inc., H.E.L.P needs with curriculum or student Robin Bartleman.
Call 305-301-9147. Democratic Club is having a volunteers to work at the services, and the rest withdrew She said schools that shut
community fundraising yard U[ S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed Sun Life Stadium for the their applications, said Perry. down and. fail students "make
*] The Booker T. sale on Dec.7th from 7 a~m.- the homeless in the City of 2013 football events and will "Some realized they weren't the good schools look bad."
Washington Alumni 1 p.m. Call 786-691-7175. Overtown every first Sat., at provide community service ready yet," she said. This year, several charAssociation will meetThurs., 2 p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st credit hours to any student .Perry said charter schools ter schools struggled to keep
Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the BTW EThe Girls Choir of Miamis Ave. Call 678-462-9794. (high school or college) that have two years after approval afloat. cafeteria, will hold its 2nd Annual Holiday is at least 16 years of age. to open and it's unlikely all of Three closed their doors earExtravaganza featuring songs U] The MiamiS Alumni Volunteers will be' provided them will open next year. lier this year and another will
*] Alabama State from The Wiz at the Beth Chapter Tennessee State a free meal ticket. Call 305- But the number of approv- shutter in January.
University Miami Alumni David Congregation, 2625 University meets every 326-3907. als prompted some school of- College Bound Academy of
Chapter will sponsor a bus SW 3rd Ave. Call 305-756- third Sat., 9 a.m at Piccadilly .ficials to reiterate the need for Excellence in Margate closed
trip to the Thanksgiving Day 5502. Restaurant in Hialeah. U] Alabama State tighter controls. last month for failing to pay its
Classic vs. Stillman College Call 954-435-5391. University Miami Alumni "[The state] is going to have rent.
in Montgomery, Alabama on U] Miami Jackson's Class Chapter meets every second
Nov. 28. Call 305-439-6600. of 1979 is celebrating their Ul Miami Northwestern Sat. at noon at Piccadilly Does i- n e ai1 still matter?
35th class reunion in June Sr. High Class of 1961 restaurant in Palm Springs .LLLL1.
*] The Miami Gardens 2014. Call 305-610-9868. meets every second Tuesday, Mall in Hialeah. All alumni are
Super Soul Steppers will 6 p.m. at the Little River Park. encouraged to attend. Call PREPAID sales have been dropping in
hold their "South Florida U] American Workforce is Call 305-685-8035. 305-651-4319. .continued from 4C recent years. Is the program
holiday celebration" at Gwen hosting a trip for fantasy fest in danger of folding?
Cherry Park on Fri., Dec. 6, in Key West. Call 305-308- U] Booker T. Washington U The Miami Jackson pursues a bachelor's degree A: Last year, 5,933 four-year
from 7 to 11 p.m. Donation 4294. Class of 1967 meets every High School Class of 1971 at a state college, which has university plans were bought,
required. third Sat., 7 p.m., at the meets 3 p.m. every first Sat. lower tuition? down from 9,348 in 2010. -But
U] Omega Psi Phi African Heritage Cultural Arts at Gwen Cherry Park NFL/ A: The value of the four-year officials say the current pricing
E]Right Away Car Care will Fraternity members from Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. YET (meeting area). Call 305- university plan can be used to structure allows the program give a free car wash to those Miami Dade College North Call 305-333-7128. 321-0975. fully pay tuition and fees at a to be sustainable long-term.
state college. Any remaining The program is guaranteed by
value in the Prepaid plan could the state, so if it folds, the state
ibe used for additional 'under- is contractually required to
Am ] [' A[' ~ graduate or graduate classes, honor existing contracts or istransferred to another. fain- sue refunds with interest.
ily member, or refunded to the Q: How do I sign up or get
a .purchaser, a Prepaid spokes- morelinformation?
000person said. A: Go to myfloridaprepaid.
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By Ashley Montgomery with landscaping renovations but
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com also involved youth community volunteers.
As we head into the holiday "Mr. Joe Ryland's house was
season, Neighborhood Housing referred to us [NHSSF] by the t."
Services of South Florida [NHSSF] Liberty Trust Fund and the two is in the spirit of giving. Last additional homeowners, Bernice Friday, NHSSF hosted a small Hendrix and Tammy Carey, were beautification project in Miami's approached outright by myself'Brownsville community. all three were more than happy 'k
NHSSF is a non-profit "one- to be selected to participate," said A
stop-shop" that targets Browns- LaTonda James, NHSSF commu- iville and Liberty City with initia- nity builder manager..
tives like empowering individuals, An application process was
creating affordable housing done to ensure that the additional
opportunities, and revitalizing participants were eligible for the
neighborhoods, according to their project.
website. 'The plant donations were given
This particular project pro- by Miami-Dade College Kendall
vided through a grant funded by Campus. More than 20 ninth ..
Wells Fargo not only focused grade students from Greater Mion providing three Well-deserving ami Adventist Academy donated
low- to median-income families Please turn to BROWNSVILLE SD


MDC, Goldman Interactive-event brings

Sachs partner for 'the future in focus'
small businesses'tef urinocs

sml uiessw4 HaitianAmerican thought-leaders. look to

Initiative aims to create improve the community,
jobs and economic growth By Ashley Montgomery sion; Yvans Morisseau, Miami-Dade
in Miami amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com County Office of Community Advocacy;
Patricia Elizee, Esquire and'Jasmine
By Ashley Montgomery Last Saturday, the Haitian Ameri- Maignan Jones, Broward County Ofamontgomery@miamitimesonline.com can Professionals Coalition [HAPCI, fice of Economic and Small Business
SevenS0 held an informative hands- Development.
Goldman Sachs and Miami Dade Col- on summit titled: "Haitian-American Project director, Marcela Camblorlege [MDC] have announced a partner- Summit: The Future In Focus." More Cutsaimanis, said that the Haitianship that is expected to help small busi- than 60 guests filled the North Miami American community is an important
nesses in Miami flourish. The 10,000 High School auditorium to engage in- group that greatly influences housing,
Small Businesses program is aiming -Photo an interactive event that included not- transportation, education and envito create jobs and economic growth by cutline ed Haitian-American speakers: Jude ronmental issues in Southeast Florida.
providing small businesses with the Bruno, Miami-Dade Youth Commis- Please turn to HAPC 8D
tools and services needed to succeed. ................................................. ................. ....................
John Hall assumes the role as executive director of this partnership between MDC and Goldman Sachs, one of the ,au u r-a. .
most successful investment banking
companies in the world. couple starts h
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cMleanin business

Molly Maid will serve residents in UI D ST A, I
Broward County
By Miriam Valverde as Dania Beach and as far north
as 'Cypress Creek. They used to -" %. ..... ,.
AFort Lauderdale couple began be Molly Maid customers, and it ':'r ..
this week a bit differently than launched the idea to start their /7 ..."
usual -by launching a new own business. ..., :
business. "We were pleased with the job i
Mikki Floyd and' her husband, they had done," said Mikki Floyd, |,~i.
Walter, on Monday opened Molly 59. "And we thought the business .
Maid of Fort Lauderdale, a resi- model was awesome. We picked a -Photo courtesy: Mlly Maid
dential cleaning company slated good model." Walter Floyd and Mikki Floyd launched in November a Molly Maid franJOHN A. HALL to serve residents as far south Please turn to MAID8SD chise, providing customers in South Florida residential cleaning services.




Wenust learn from our mistakes by spending money wisely

By James Clingman up with more month than "how much we pay for reflective of our pen- many of us into a continuous needs simply because of a
NNPA Columnist money; we bought things we things, and White chant for purchas- state of 'I gotta have that." commercial, a billboard, or a
thought would bring us sat- 'folks brag about how ing "top shelf" items The automobile ads, especially cute jingle or saying recited
During a seminar in Buffa- isfaction but later found they little they pay." Our .and, thus, illuminate the high- priced autos, feature by some superstar? A lot of
1.o, N.Y. a few years ago, noted had little lasting value, economic empow- 'our need to impress all kinds of reasons for going our purchasing habits really
author and financial adviser, As mature adults now, our erment will never others with those into debt for sevenyears to do reflect the saying, "We buy,
Brooke Stephens, said, "How financial mistakes and in- come from spending items. For instance, drive them. And it goes on and what we want and beg for
you handle your money is discretions should be used to alone; it will come a the television comn- on. what we need."
a reflection of how you feel help our young people, many from ownership of dmercials featuring When do we get off this It all bois down to what
about yourself." Many of us, of whom find their self-esteem production capacity, 1 various brands of al- train of consumption? How Brooke Stephens said about
including me, may not want to and self-worth in their posses- distribution chant- cohol being promoted do we begin to establish self- how we view ourselves. We
admit it, but there have been sions. And, sadly, the more nels, real estate, and by Black icons of the control when it comes to .how have been so programmed to
times in our lives when we did they pay for those things, the businesses through which we rap music industry carry the we handle our money? How believe that having things," some pretty stupid things with greater their perceived self-' circulate our dollars among subliminal message of being do we immunize ourselves especially the best and' high.our money.] We.spent all we Worth. Shahrazad.AIi once' ourselves, accepted and affluent. Cloth- against the disease of allow- est priced things, is the key
had and then some; we ended said, "Black folks brag about Our lifestyles are definitely ing and shoe commercials lull ing our wants to morph into Please turn to TRAIN SD





THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER ) 7D THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013



IRS gave $4B in fraudulent tax returns

Miami led U.S. in targets for identity theft beOat o f a Fmud cause many don't meet the
of b income requirements to file
number ofbogus HOWI Wo I s im costng t yS bINoflS of do&S a federal tax return. Nearly
tax returns given [38,000 potentially fraudulent
...... reu n give El i(i~' ii refunds, totaling $147 mil\ lion, were sent to addresses in
By Stephen hemacher Miami, the report said. Among
Ascae UPrsIs n individual homes, one address
'in Orlando received 580 tax
The Internal Revenue Ser- refunds totaling $870,000, the
vice issued $4 billion in fraud- report said. Another Orlando
ulent tax refunds last year *address received 291 refunds
to people using stolen identi- p4It@ o totaling $466,000. Sen. Bill
ties, with some of the money Rico Nelson, D-Fla., has introduced
going to addresses in Bul- N a bill that would toughen.
r u l! S e u i y u m e s r s o M t o p e o 'l e av i u sill t h a t 1 0 sl a rt ol du g h enr d u p b
garia, Lithuania and Ireland, stole fm r d with thntena criminal penalties for people
according to an inspector SEN. BILL NELSON inPuerto Ri United tt R Se- te hl o who file fake tax returns ungeneral's report released last der someone else's name. The
Thursday. The IRS sent a total inspector general for tax 5mW 1thoW viScrmkuml bill would also require the IRS
of 655 tax refunds to a single administration. Last year, the to get legitimate taxpayers the
address in Lithuania, and 343 IRS stopped more than $12 confidence in the federal tax The IRS, which takes pride in IRS said in a statement. "The refunds they're due within 90 refunds went to a lone address billion in fraudulent refunds system." issuing quick refunds, often IRS has a comprehensive and days.
in Shanghai. In the U.S., more from going to identity thieves, Thieves often steal Social sends them out before employ- aggressive identity theft strat- "While these reports show fraudulent returns went to Mi- compared with $8 billion the Security numbers from people ers are required to file forms egy that focuses on preventing that some progress is being ami than any other city. Other year before. who don't have to file tax documenting wages, the report refund fraud, investigating made in reducing tax fraud,
top destinations were Chicago, "Identity theft continues returns, including the young, said. these crimes and assisting it's also clear that there is still
Detroit, Atlanta and Hous- to be a serious problem with the old and people who have "The constantly evolving tac- taxpayers victimized by it." much to be done and there
ton. The IRS has stepped up devastating consequences for died, the report said. In other tics used by scammers to com- Florida is a big target of are still a number of improveefforts to fight identity theft, taxpayers and an enormous cases, thieves use stolen So- mit identity theft Continues to identity theft in part because ments that need to be made but thieves are getting more impact on tax administration," cial Security numbers to file be one of the biggest challeng- of the large number of older to protect both taxpayers and aggressive, said the report by George said in a statement. fraudulent tax returns before es facing the IRS, and we take residents living there. Older the U.S. Treasury," Nelson J. Russell George, Treasury's The fraud "erodes taxpayer the legitimate taxpayer files. this issue very seriously," the and younger people can be said.


Tips for airline companies on merger, Sate Department: We a

By Gary Leff would also have created
.problems. There is no inNow~mpovn that visa process: I
Now that the Justice stant way of merging the
Department has settled its systems and cultures 6f two Pw
lawsuit against the Ameri- distinctly different com- B r K y pe showing
can Airlines-USAirways panies. But adopting the '., grease
merger, there's tremen- systems that work best for Interpret
dous work to do to create e, the most passengers would -bl for A a. t their faiy m be
the world's largest airline, mpeteg l Phave reduced the disrupoperating more than 6,500 tion. more than decade. Without then- received Speial V
daily flights. That's easier Don't dismantle help and loa knowledge, our mis- This is thelar-est numbe since
to screw up than to get American's premium sionsik would u more t p bea a tenfold
right, and lessons from past product. The smaller US
airline mergers can help. Airways operates a good These c llee hv s o Neary 3ss
Things the new American on-time airline. The larger c -- with d15 f I '
will need to do to succeed American offers a more tinction. Their braver ha ed andfamily m bears inth sm
can be summed up simply: premium product. On time A Yetecauseof their period bringing the totat nearly
Respect your customers, matters most, but custom- w behalf somf hem 15,00lsnce 200
and don't make short- ers also need to be treated
sighted decisions at their A rally on Capitol.Hill recently. with dignity and respect. a t b
expense. Three specifics: American. Parker decided bottom line. They'spend every week on Ste Dpt. must bal- athUt ae
--A the larger to use America West's res- Something similar hap- planes, get upgradesandancet
airline's technology ervation network instead pened in March 2012 when make buying decisions ipo tip
infrastructure. Execu- of the larger US Airways Continental management based on changes to the a fri trs the ime, w must contives of the smaller airline 'system, resultingin chaos. took control after merg- quality of the product. with t tinue to durestt ar
- US Airways will be in Even though customers ing with the larger United Hopefully that's a les- e u s'curity. us a w
charge. In other mergers, were advised to check in Again the executive chose son that Parker'learned as help those who elpd u ae
that situation has caused online to avoid long airport to adopt his smaller Con- head of US Airways in 2008 trouble. lines, Web check-in didn't tinental system. Flights when his company'tried to onsistent with our tremendous a responsibility tothe American
Back in 2007, I flew US work. Neither did check-in couldn't get out. Data were charge for Water in coach. gratitude to thisconiith ensure that special va
Airways after it was es- .kiosks. It was a disaster. missing. Telephone wait American's strategy a reent ->ie all those who e
sentially taken over by Choosing the smaller times were hours long. throughout its bankruptcy s the Special irat tetheSA -'do not pos a
the smaller America West. airline's computer system, Customers couldn't even reorganization that pre- Visa SIV) program, which allows TheStateDeard and 7'
Interestingly, the America familiar to Parker and his call United to buy a ticket if ceded this merger has been to briig eligible iividuals and oth eprt ent nd es West CEO then was Doug management team, may they wanted to. to become a premium car- their familytyhe ee h e pt f
Parker, now CEO of US have seemed easier, but it No doubt, keeping the' rier. It has a bigger route inide the United States. men and
Airways and soon to lead hurt fliers and the airline's larger airline's system Please turn to MERGER 8D Last month, President Obama mousrisks in h o o
___________________________________________________________________signe~rd legislation continuing the' and diplomat.We are' cmitted
'Iraqi, SIV progra~muntil the en of to hlinpg all'those who are eligil
the year, antd we are working to ex- for' ias lnaswhave congressio,Why Zimbabwe sanctions boomerang tend'boththeIraqand Aghanistan nal aityto doin as
4-P visa programs even further. .'' and responsible manner.
By Murithi Mutiga 'We have also made important im- We owe them, and e American
pr9vemenats to the SIV aplic Iation people, nothing less.
Few Robert Mugabe
speeches over the past-10 1
years have failed to include .1NexL ra E e g p
some blazing rhetorical
flourish against the West.
"shame, shame, shame to. sto gq a trye r ig
the United States of Amer- By Doreen Hemlock credited new wind projects in
to Britain and its allies," N.t.aEegy.....et.f' ..fo le~nieae
he declared at the United Flria owr 'igt Co, ria' PLreored$42.il.o.i..p
Nations General Assembly reported $698 : milo i hr-' icm frtequrecoprd
in September. "Zimbabwe q arte net income 68,pret wt.$~ millon .ear eari
is fot Zimbabweans, so are inraefo 45mllo nte FLseatrgicm opd$
its resources. Please re- aepridayakgo" ilin up margiia from :last iil
move your illegal and filthy Murithi Mutlga h upcm anly fo h ysi its Jun ehbased
country."acin frmm paeu ing re-election in July was Robert Gabriel Mugabe souce unt, which is the larest :Chief executie officer Jams L
It was hardly surprising illegitimate: "We have a ly critical of the economic .mass exodus of skilled 'and pourofwind and s.unrgy Roboferda"siveutok
that American diplomats common responsibility as restrictions imposed by the unskilled labor --at least iNo terica.: fo21 erni pexra foreasingh ajusted
walked out. What's perhaps Africans to determine our European Union in 2002 three million Zimbabweans rits o htui i 21'~rig e hr nterneo
more striking, however, is 'destiny and are quite ready and the United States the in a country of only 13 mil- million in thle quarter, a fivefold ..70to.5.thi.yearan.$. 05...to.
that some of Africa's more to stand up against anly- following year: The mea-. lion have fled. ''increase from last year. NextEra $5.45 next year. .[
moderate voices have lately body else nermidwhtteto- thinks that, sures have neither brought Mugabe, who has beenee tw"a-o o
joined the Zimbabwean 'nvrmn htteto- down the Mugabe govern- in power since 1980, ha K ms a t P 1 P t w
leader in denouncing the sand African observers say merit nor influenced its certainly kept a ruthless art
policies of the European bwet welsitiong in Wainga behavior.'ol on Zimbabwe. The By Miria Valverde The retailer said customers can
Union and the United bwe, westigi ahn- Far from weakening the implementation of his land bundle several items under one
States toward his country ton and London are wiser ruling ZANU-PF party, they reform program, which 'Starting Friday, Kmart is offering contract, but at least one of them
Neither Thabo Mbeki nor than they are.' have only~highlighted what sought to redress an odi- South Florida shoppers the op- must be priced at $150 or more.
Kenneth Kaunda fit the Likewise, Kaunda, presi- a blunt foreign policy tool ous system imposed under tion to make monthly payments on Shoppers canchoose to pay either
mold of the anti-Western dent of Zambia from 1964 sanctions can be. From white minority rule, was items priced at $150 or more. bi-weekly or monthly.
polemicist. Mbeki; South until 1991, when he stepped North Korea to Saddam marked by appalling hu- The lease-to-own program began After five months, they'll have
Africa's president from 1999 aside after defeat in his Hussein's Iraq, sanctions man rights abuses and pre- rolling out Oct. 15 in. select test the choice to pay the remaining to 2008, provided a steady country's first multiparty have hit repressive regimes cipitous economic decline, markets nationwide. The retailer balance or continue the monthly hand after Nelson Mandela elections in nearly three where it hurts least. In So too was the presidential plans to have the option available installments. retired. He is, if anything, decades, also had harsh Zimbabwe, as elsewhere, election campaign of 2008, at all its store by Nov. 22 in time There's an interest fee based on carit whtayge olets wrd.The hee o ery pardoiebabe ordinary citizens not when violence and intimi- for the holiday shopping season. the price of the product and length
crtis hosa e ewd owveyhad n imabethe cosseted elite -have" dation culminated in the "Kmart's lease-to-own program of the lease. The program is availtoo closely to the neoliberal because of the immense re- suffered, much from the col- forced withdrawal of the will help ease some of the financial able year-round. economic policies favored sources your country has," lapse of government rev- opposition leader, Morgan barriers our members and custom- To participate, you must' be 18 or by the West. he declared recently "Let's enue over the last decade Tsvangirai, who pulled out ers will face this holiday season," older; earn a minimum of $1,000
Yet here is Mbeki rail- continue fighting for our and the drying up of foreign of the runoff even though said Jai Holtz, an executive with a month; and provide a social seing in a speech in August interests in Africa." investment. Nothing bet- he had won the first round Sears Holdings Corp. Kmart is part curity or tax identification number
against Western assertions Still, it's easy to see why ter illustrates this utter of elections that year. of Illinois-based Sears Holdings. when applying. that Mugabe's overwhelm- both men have been harsh- failure then the staggering Please turn to MUGADE SD





8D THE MIAMI TIMES, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER


HAPC helps Haitian community grow Home Depot apologizes
Csit and figure out what re o ds
HAPC from -D the main issues to address for a tweet that offends
continued from 6D later on," Castor added:
The goal of the summit was /.... After a local expert panel Ca m t
to bring together experts and discussed economic prosper- any admits
community leaders to stim- ity, small groups were formed tweet was
twet'aswrong
ulate a discussion to help to get feedback and ideas wrong
shape Haitians' future. Hot that will be addressed in the Elizabeth A.otarris
topics from the summit were future at a county-wide fo- E
education and public trans- : ,' rum.
portationisuThis is designed to try and Home Depot spent much of VWhich drummer is not like the
portation issues. "ThisS is deine otrn
HAPC Chairman Sevigne figure out how we move for- Thursday and Friday scrambling to others? See more t CollegeGuneay
Castor says the summit was ward for the future," said Joe apologize after a message sent from pic at hdgameday.com
held in order to give the com- Kohl, a partner at Dover & the company's primary Twitter ac- gameday football
unity a voice and is why Kohl. count, @HomeDepot, was criticized
they reached out to Seven50. The larger summit will be as racially insensitive.
"Haitians are the second- SEVIGNE CASTOR JUDE BRUNO held on January 15 at the fTball p to incole e
largest populated group in years and beyond. James tion that needed to be had. Broward County Convention pictue poto ian- cea Dade County so we want their Murley, executive director "I think what happens a Center. picture of two African-American
voices to be heard," Castor of South Florida Regional lot in our community is that Castor and Bruno both men and a person in a gorilla suit
said. "Most of the questions Planning Council, said he we segregate ourselves and if expressed how they expect drumming on overturned buckets, and concerns dealt with was excited to bring services were to get out of this box and more people to show up with a caption that read, "which education. Their parents of- to HAPC because they have integrate with other cultures but they noted that there is drummer is not like the others?" ten rely on their children to never specifically worked we could improve ourselves," strength in small groups too. The tweet, which went out midtranslate and do everything with the Haitian-American Bruno said. 'This summit is "I strongly believe that day on Thursday, was quickly for them so the better they community. a way to get the word out and small groups of people can deleted. Within hours, Home Depot
are educated the more in- Jude Bruno, 19-year-old to show that there is hope." make a difference and this is apologized. publicly and said it had ' >' <.P' t r1' ),Y volved they can become." chairman for the Miami- kind of like an incubator for fired the people who sent it out.
Seven50 is a blueprint for Dade Youth Commission who LINKING THE PIECES that difference;. hopefully the "We have zero tolerance for
growing a more prosperous, is of Haitian descent, said TOGETHER people here take the knowl- anything so stupid and offensive,"
more desirable Southeast that this is a very important "Right now we are gather- edge they gained back into Stephen Holmes, director of cor- tweets that were called insensitive Florida during the next 50 and stimulating conversa- ing ideas and we are going to the community," Bruno said. porate communications foriHome or inappropriate by readers and Depot, said in an email statement. customers. In 2011, the insurance
."The outside agencythat created company Aflac fired Gilbert Gottthe tweet and the Home Depot fried, the comedian who gave voice
Partnership plans -to spur M ianis economy associate who posted it have been to its signature duck in the comterminated. pany's commercials, after Gottfried
MDC years and the focus is to serious about reaching out to This program is encouraging We're also closely reviewing our made a series of jokes about a devcontinued from 6D get more than 54,000 small all ethnic groups in greater entrepreneurs of all kinds social media procedures to deter- astating earthquake and tsunami
businesses to participate. Miami.' And while the' pro- mom-and-pops, tech start- mine how this could have hap- in Japan on his personal Twitter This three-month edu- "We are encouraging spe- gram is new to Miami, the ups, owners ard co-owners pened, and how to ensure it never account. cational classroom experi- cifically those who meet all South Florida initiative be- to apply for the program to happens again." Japan accounted for 75 percent
ence allows business owners requirements to apply to this comes the 16th location in learn froth two entities with The home improvement com- of Aflac's revenue. to skyrocket into the next nationally renowned pro- the U.S. proven track records to grow pany declined to name the outside By late Friday afternoon, Home
level. Business owners will gram," Hall said. Moreover,, the program a small business, agency. Depot's Twitter feed displayed what
gain skills in negotiation, In particular, Hall pointed has a 99 percent graduation "This is an excellent oppor- This is not the first time a com- appeared to be a lengthy and uninmarketing and employment out that there is an extreme rate with approximately 63 /tunity for entrepreneurs to pany has tried to make amends for terrupted stream of contrition. management, creating and interest in obtaining all racL percent of the participants experience upward mobility,"executing a business plan, es into this institution, reporting an increase in rev- HallMsaid. identifying and evaluating 'Having a Black executive enues and 76 percent now Applicants should be opportunities, understand- director shows that the part- doing business with each aware of the Nov. 22 deadline ing financial statements and ners have an interest in all other. for the first of the three comore. Goldman SachsFoun- minorities," Hall said. MDC will lead the program, horts that is slated to begin TRAIN fervent perspective on ourselves as a
dation is committing $5 mil- Hall has already made pre- which is offered through Feb. 17. If interested in ap-, continued from 6D people and as individual consumlion to kickstart the program sentations to the Miami-Dade MDC's School of Business in plying to this program, you ers. And, maybe, just maybe, we
through MDC. Chamber of Commerce and collaboration with the Shool are encouraged to visit www. to our personal value. will take that first giant step toward
There will be three class- the Beacon Council proof, of Continuing Education and mdc.edu/ 10ksb to download We are mesmerized by luxury and economic self-reliance and achieve es per year for the next five he says, that the program is Professional Development the application, excess' and have become obedient a proportional level of ownership
consumers who will rush out, sleep and control of income-producing
d out, and even knockout someone assets in this country. After all, we
Black couple opens cleaning business in Browar else just to have the latest fashion, have been here since it began, yet
gadget_or whatever anyone is psell- we lag far behind where we should
MAID ago after their research the job, homeowners are not she said. ing. be economically, slavery and miscontinued from 6D showed there was greater de- liable, Floyd said. 'Floyd said their custom- ,_ Maybe we can change -our tenu- treatment notwithstanding* ,.
mand for professional clean- '< Cleaning rates vary de- ers include working profes- ous and abbreviated relationship When it comes to our money, we The new Fort Lauderdale ing services in the' South pending on property size sionals with busy schedules, with our money by holding on to it simply must change. franchise is the fourth in Florida area than in the' and the time it takes to get young families and retirees a little longer. Maybe we can edu- The Bible says, "For where your Broward County for Michi- northern part of the state. the job done. "who want a breakand want cate bur children and guide them treasure is, there your heart will be
gan-based Molly Maid. The Aside from the owners, It Can cost $80 to $90 per to save some time.' in such a way that they will not also" (Matthew 6:21 NIV). Where is
company has three other Molly Maid of Fort Lauder- hour for a "deep clean" an Industry'experts agre. make the same, mistakes we made your heart these days? When will
franchisees- in Palm Beach dale has two employees, a extensive first-time clean- "The industry is growing," when it comes to handling money. you derail the madness of shopping County. pair of women who will be ing. said Ernie. Hartong, execu- Maybe we can gain a new and dif- 'till you drop?
"This is something we al- dispatched to clean homes in Startup costs for a Molly tive director for the Associaways wanted to do, own a South Florida. Maid franchise range from tion of Residential Cleaning CITY OF MIAMI
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Mugabe's overwhelming re- Freedom House survey last a lone voice in calling for the that the European Union 305-416-1906. election this past July has year that found that sup- lifting of sanctions and re- and'the United States, in done so little to change atti- port for Tsvangirai had fallen cently persuaded the Euro- pursuing a rigid policy that THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN ACtudes in the West. steeply among those Zimba- pean Union to allow trading carries a high cost to ordi- CORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDINANCE
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BROWNSVILLE mulch. Snacks and water "I wanted a change." "Despite what people see MCIE O LVTR
contnued from 6D was provided to the volun- James said the organiza- on the news, or what they MCIE O LVTR
teers .throughout the morn- tion, prides itself on going believe this is a good neigh- CLOSING DATEITIME: 2:00 PM, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 their time and got their ing. ,into the community and pro- borhood," James said.
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es, pulled weeds and laid Hendrix, a retired educator. ple out there., more of this." lbbl. 444 SW 2nd Avenue. Miami. FL. The purpose of this conference is to
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Super soaker inventor splashes MacyITs profit pop boosts


Hasbro~~~~~~~ ilasiaadd$9 hoiday sales optimism
H a br .inla s it wa de .$7 My Adam Shell for retailers, according to the
National Retail Federation.
By Tim Sprinkle both the Galileo mission to NEW YORK You can't ac- "Our business improved durJupiter and the Mars Observ- cuse Macy's of being a holiday ing the quarter ith particuIt's been nearly 25 years er prior to his exploits in the Scrooge. lar strength in October, so we
since former NASA engineer toy business. He currently Shares of the department- are entering the fourth: quarter
Lonnie Johnson first licensed holds more than 80 patents store retailer soared 9.4 with confidence," Lundgren
the water gun toy that be- and, in addition to the Super percent Wednesday to $50.68 said in a press release. "Our
came the iconic Super Soaker. Soaker, is also credited with after the company posted success in the fourth quarter
The inventor soaked Hasbro inventing technologies related third-quarter profits that beat will be driven by a wide selecin arbitration last Wednesday, to both rechargeable batteries Wall Street expectations by a tion of exclusive products from
reportedly receiving $72.9 and thermodynamic energy. wide margin and its CEO is- the most-wanted brands, and
million worth of sales royal- Interestingly, Johnson has sued upbeat comments about designers. We will bring them
ties from the toymaker as long reinvested the profits the upcoming holiday shop- to our customers, whether
part of a dispute over under- from his Super Soaker sales ping season. they shop in our stores, online,
paid royalties. back into his other compa- Macy's earned 47 cents a via mobile or all three."
"In the arbitration we got nies, explaIning to CNBC in share in the quarter ended in Despite a still-sluggish
everything we asked for," 2010 that as an engineer: "It's October, a 31 percent jump economy, U.S; shoppers are
Johnson's attorney Leigh who I am, it's what I do." from a year ago, topping ana- expected to spend 9.1 percent
Baier told The Atlanta Journal- And he hasn't slowed down lysts' estimate of 39 cents. more .on holiday gifts this year,
Constitution. "The arbitrator as a result of his success. One The retailer also beat on the according to a recent surruled totally in Lonnie's favor." .of his inventions, the John- top line, reporting revenue of vey from Deloitte, which was
According to the newspa- 'AnW son Thermo-Electrochemical $62 ilou ecn odce eoethe 16-da
per, the agreement stemmed KConverter Sysf em, was named from a year ago and better government shutdown last
from a 2001 inventors dispute one of the top 10 inventions than the $6.19 billion ex- month.
in which Hasbro had agreed NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson of 2009 by Popular Mechan- pected. On a comparable store Karen Hoguet, Macy's chief
to pay Johnson royalties for sales in its first two ye ars on footnote in what has proven ics magazine for its ability sales basis, sales rose 3.5 finan Icial offic er, said in a conthe sales of his products. the market. As o f 2013, total to be avery diverse career. toconvert thermal energy to percent. ,- ference call that both Macy's,
Johnson originally licensed sales of the line are estimated Although it was his plastic toy electricity without the use of "We were able to achieve a including its flagship store in the Super Soaker to Larami at nearly $1 billion. gun that made him wealthy, *steam. generators, potentially very successful third quarter New York City, and BloomCorporation, which was later Keeping busy Johnson first trained as a opening up new doors in solar ... despite the tepid economic ingdale's performed well in.
acquired by Hasbro, and the As for the Atlanta-based nuclear engineer at Thskegee power plants and ocean- climate," said Terry Lundgren, the third quarter. Sales were
toy reportedly generated more Johnson, the Super Soaker University and worked for based, thermal power genera- -CEO of Macy's. broad-based and strengthened
than $200 million in retail phenomenon was just a NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab on tion. More important, Lundgren "across all major categories of
gave an upbeat outlook for the business," she s aid.
key fourth quarter, which in- 'Hoguet cited three trends

A me ic ns antmin mu mage day shopping season. -Holiday season. Traditional gift cat$ sales can represent 20 percent egories, -such as jewelry and
By MSN n7oney to 40 percent of annual sales cashmere, were selling well.

Raising the minimum wage
is almost always popular with -the general public. Back in .,- --March, after President Barack
Obama originally pushed~ the -idea of raising the federal ~
minimum wage to $9, 71 per- ,-cent of Americans supported -'i' 7
hifi.
That number has grown.
-This week, Gallup released
a new poll showing that 76 (a
percent of Americans would
welcome a $9 minimum wage.
That support crosses party
lines:
Yes, Republican voters are
the most-resistant to the idea:,
but a clearmajority -58 percent are on board.
At 76 percent, a minimum \
wage hike is more popular
than: Apple (72 percent), Mex- mo ma il .
ican food (69 percent), and ro- Minimum wage hasn't been raised since former President George W. Bush was in
mantic comedies (67 percent). fie For anyone who has watchedofie
"Love Actually" on an iPad sell in Washington. But the "When you raise the price of jobs?' why would we want to
*while eating a burrito,_ this, minimum wage hasn't been -employment, guess what hap- make it harder for small em-' truly, is an impressive statis- raised since former President pens? ployers to hire people?"
tic. --George W. Bush was in office. You get less of it," said Boeh- It's doubtful his opinion has *bi
Considering the inverse re- That was in 2007, when ner back when Obama men- changed since then, meanlationship between support Congress approved -a raise tioned a minimum wage hike ing he would probably ignore for a $9 -minimum. wage and from $5.15 to $7.25. Who, during his State of the Union .a, bill currently being drawn
the number of Americans exactly, is holding it back? address in February. up in the Senate to -raise the
who have an unfavorable view Republicans in Congress, es- "At a time when the Ameni- minimum wage to $10.10,
of Congress (85 percent), it pecially House Speaker John can people are still asking with automatic increases tied .*., *

seems like it would be an easy Boehner, R-Ohio. the question, 'Where are the to inflation.



Democrats wage war on wage levels
~ ~ 77~j<-~state races. ~ 4.~ ~A Gallup poll released
puhing2014ballt meaur in~ sev this week shows 76
rl states, ndig Masachusetts, ,, percent of Americans
IdhAak n ot akota. -say they would vote to
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0 FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19 25, 2013
Prompts league to ban Virginia State from D2playo-ffs Volleyball Championship reschedudedfor Sat., Nov. 23 at Fayetteville State


Bizarre attack cancels CIAA title game

LUT WILLIAMS
BCSP Editor Injured player, Rudy Johnson, appears, speaks
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. for first time Monday, cites multiple attackers;
An assault on a Winston-Salem WSSU to file complaint, claim VSU lack of
State football player by Virginia institutional control, ask for forfeit and
State players Friday afternoon at a
wssu Photo CIAA Awards luncheon prompted Rams to be declared CIAA football champion
A BLACK EYE: Winston- league officials to cancel Saturday's
Salem State quarterback championship football game as
NO W INNERS Rudy Johnson shows dam- well as the voUeyball championship
age from beating by Virginia tournament scheduled here over the
State players at Monday's weekend.
CIAA MELEE WSSU press conference. Facts are continuing to come
out as both schools held press conCIAA TITLE GAME HALTED, VIRGINIA STATE ferences Monday and the victim ap-.
PUNISHED; ALBANY STATE TAKES SIAC TITLE peared and gave his version of events wssu and VSU Photos
for the first time. AT THE CENTER: Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson (I.)
According to a Winston-Salem Was allegedly assaulted by Virginia State players at a CIAA luncheon FriSCORES police report, Rudy Johnson- Win- day prompting the league to cancel both football and volleyball champion- CLOSE UP: WSSU quarterback
NOVEMBER14 Lincoln (MO) 51, Southwest Baptist 26 ston-Salem State's starting quar- ships. VSU running back Lamont Britt (2nd from I.) has been charged with Rudy Johnson removed sunglasses
SC State 38, Morgan State 3 NC A&T 41, Savannah State 14 terback, was assaulted by Virginia misdemeanor assault in ,the attack. VSU head coach Latrell Scott (2nd to show injuries from beating.
NC Central 24, Norfolk State 13 State reserve running back Larmont from r.) says only Britt was involved in the attack. Johnson and WSSU NOVEMBER16 Oklahoma Baptist 39, Texas College 28 Britt in the bathroom of the Ander- head coach Connell Maynor (r.) deny that claim, declared Virginia -State University
Abilene Christian 65, Prairie ViewA&M 45 Seton Hill 17, Cheyney 10 son Center on the school's campus ineligible to participate in the 2013
Alabama A&M 50, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42 Southern 53, Clark Atlanta 0 during the luncheon. The two teams. "So, I go to wash my.hands and Miller and Davis made state- football postseason," that statement Alabama State 19, Miss Valley State 7 Tennessee State 17, Murray State 104Alcom State 48, Jackson State 33 UNC-Pembroke 63, Virginia-Lynchburg 0 both 9-1 and ranked in the top six somebody tapped. me on my back, ments expressing their support and read. Bethune-Cookman 42, Hampton 12 Warner 13, Concordia-Selma 7 of the NCAA Div. II Super Region I turned around and I got hit," said confidence in the school's football Virginia State was ranked sixth Delaware State 29, Florida A&M 21 West Alabama 91, Central State 28 were scheduled to meet Saturday Johnson. "So when I squared him program and their assurance that a in Super Region 1 headed into SatEdward Waters 49, CollWest Virginia State 12 SA Championship Game in the league's 29th championship up, somebody hit me on my blind thorough investigation of the inci- urday's CIAA title game. The top six.
Howard 40, Texas Southern 6 Albany State 17, Miles 14 game. side. I fell and a felt about four or dent was ongoing and that all the teams in thd region receive Div. II
Britt, a sophomore from Ports- five guys on me and kicking me. facts would be reported once it is playoff berths.
mouth, Va., was arrested and charged Then when my teammates came out completed. Miller issued a statement agreeSIAC CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME with misdemeanor assault with in- of the stall, they all ran out of the The incident garnered a bevy of ing Sunday with the ban.
Albany State 17, Miles 14 tent to cause serious injury. He was bathroom. national coverage. Keith' Olberman, "We abide by the decision
ATLANTA--Albany State scored the go-ahead touchdown off held but later released from a Forsyth "And after that, it was chaos." host of ESPN's late night "Olber and agree that the conduct of our a late turnover and used big plays on defense and special teams in County jail under a $7,500 bond. Johnson wore sunglasses to the man" show,.dubbed Britt his nightly player(s) was inexcusable and indebeating Miles 17-14 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Con- Johnson suffered a black eye press conference but removed them "Worst Person in the World." John- fensible," Miller's statement read. ference C entennial Football C ham pionship at Lakew ood Stadium and lacerations to hisface and m outh to show the injuries to his face. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
The Golden Rams trailed 14-7 at the half but got a blocked as a result of the beating. He was ad- At the press conference, WSSU "tudent-athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni
punt from senior all-American defensive back Dexter Moody late mitted and released from a local hos- Chancellor Donald Reaves anin the third quarter that eventually led to a. 28-yard field goal, by pital and later returned to campus. nounced he would file a complaint must all understandthat such behavior has no place in inplacekicker Zachery Holley that pulled them to within 14-10 early Citing safety and security con- with the NCAA and CIAA alleging tercollegiate athletics, or university life in general." in the fourth quarter. cerns for players and fans, CIAA that Virginia State lacked institu- Statement from Virginia State President Keith T. Miller
As Miles was in position to add to its lead, Moody cut-off an Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter tional control over its football play- ------.---.-------------------------.-........... ......
inside route to intercept Bears' quarterback David Thomas's pass issued a statement Friday evening ers. He also wants VSU to forfeit son's appearance at the press confer- "Student-athletes, coaches, adthat was thrown deep into Albany State's end, zone. While the turn- cancelling the contests., the' game and have WSSU declared ence was the lead story on Monday miristrators and alumni must all
over did not lead to an immediate score, the field position set up the "Based on the incident that oc- CIAA champions. evening's ESPN Sports Center. understand that such behavior has
play of the game. curred today, and after consulting Supporters, at the VSU press After consultation with its no place in intercollegiate athletics,
Fielding a routine fair catch in traffic, Miles' Darren Fife with the leadership of each institu- event expressed their anger and frus- Board of Directors Saturday, the or university life in general. We exmuffed a Ryan Lader punt that was recovered by ASU's Untayous don and the Football and Volleyball trations with the decision that they CIAA also decided to ban Virginia pect th6 representatives of our school Benson on the Golden Bears four yard line. On the next play from
scrimmage,ASU running back Adrian Anders scored the go-ahead championship committees, the CIAA said appears to .penalize the entire State from the Div. II playoffs based to comport themselves with dignity, touchdown from four yards out. is saddened to an- team for the actions of one player., on the alleged attack. with pride and with respect for themMiles had two more possessions, but failed to move the ball nounce that this A crowd of nearly 200 was in atten- "Based upon available informa- selves, their teammates and their op
against the Albany State defense, weekend's Foot- dance including most members of tio, and in the best interest of the ponents." Miller and Reaves issued
The Golden Rams' win over Miles was their first in the last four ball and Volleyball the football team and 60 to 70 par- conference and its member-institu- statements Friday condemning the
meetings, which included the inaugural SIAC Football Champion- conference cham- ents and fans. tons, the CIAA board of directors incident.
ship game in 2011. The win also served as revenge for a 22-14 win pionships that were
by Miles this past September in Fairfield, Alabama. Carpenter scheduled to take
For his heroics, Moody was voted the championship game's place in Winston-Salem have been Wkel
Most Valuable Player. Thomas finished with 117 yards passing, canceled," the statement, posted on m
completing 13-of-24 attempts for one TD (19 yards) and also scored the conference website, said.
on a5-yard run. Wide receiver Antonio Pitts, named the MostValu- "On the eve of such an impor- LUT WILLIAMS GAMES TH ,IS -WEE
able Player for Miles, finished with seven catches for 67 yards and tant weekend for dozens of our stu- BCSP Editor one TD. ASU quarterback Frank Rivers hit Lenard Walker Wirith a dent-athletes, many of whom have A bizarre incident that led to the cancellation of Sat- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER23
17-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring, waited a lifetime for such a'moment, urday's CIAA Championship Game has cost two-time Prairie VewA&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Prairie View, TX 1p
The win was Albany State's first SIAC Championship since we are left to focus instead on what conference champion and 2012 NCAA DiH. a runner-up NC A&T vs. NC Central in Greensboro NC Ip
2010, and 15th overall. might have been." Winston-Salem State in more ways than one. Norfolk State vs. SC State in Norfolk, VA 1P
Truly! .The Rams not only lost a.chance at a championship Delaware State vs. Morgan State in Dover, DE 2p
21 F ( a W Honors).ZInitial reports indicated that as three-peat but also may lose starting quarterback Rudy Georgia Tech vs. Alabama A&M in cAtlanta, GA TBA
CLASSIC I TV GAMES
many as five VSU players were in- Johnson, who was assaulted and injured Friday by Vir- Florida Classic- ESPN Classic/ESPNU Tape Delay on 11/24 EAC 6 EASTERN SWHWESTEN volved in the assault but Britt was ginia State reserve running Lamont Britt during a con- Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M in Orlando, FL 2p
MEACF SWNCE.A hC A ,cc O the only one arrested. In published ference luncheon (See related story). It was that incident PLAYOFF GAMES
FALL ov CONF ALL
W L W L EAST rM.IoN w L reports Saturday, Virginia State head that led the conference to cancel Saturday's championship NCAA Div. II Supe Region I First Round
Bethune-Cookman 6 1 9 2 Jackson State 8 1 8 3 football Latrell Scott said that only game between the two schools and bqr Virginia State from (5) Slippery Rock (9-2) vs. Winston-Salem State in W-S. NC 12n
sc State 6 1 8 3 Alabama State 6 2 6 4 NCAA Div. 11 Super Region 11 First Round
Delaware State 5 2 5 5 Alcorn State 7 2 8 3 one VSU player, presumably Britt, the Div. II playoffs. (6) Tuskegee vs. North Alabama in FLorence, AL p
Hampton 4 3 4 7 AlabamaA&M 3 5 3 7 was involved in the incident WSSU, who would have entered Saturday's tide
Morgan State 4 3 4 7 Miss. Valley St. 2 6 2 8
Norfolk State 3 4 3 8 WEST tVSION Scott repeated that claim Mon- game as the No. 2 seed in Super Region 1, dropped to the
Howard 3 4 5 6 A Southem 6 2 6 4 day during a 10 a.m. press confer- 4th seed when the 24-team NCAA Div. II playoff field. II and will travel to Florence, Alabama to take on thirdNC A&T State 3 4 6 4 Prairie ViewA&M 4 4 5 5
N. Carolina central 3 4 5 6 .Ark. Pine Bluff 2 5 2 7 fence held on the VSU campus. He was announced Sunday. So instead of a first round bye as seed North Alabama (8-2) in a first round playoff game.
Florida A&M 2 5 3 8
Savannah State 0 6 1 11 Texas Southern 2 7 2 8 was joined on the podium by VSU one of the top two seeds in the region, the Rams play this Tuskegee lost its final regular season game to Miles
Grambling State 1 7 1 10
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK "Clinched Oivision use President Keith T. Miller and Ath- Saturday, hosting fifth-seed Slippery Rock (9-2) in a first giving .the West Division championship to the Golden
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE letic Director Peggy Davis. round game at 1 p.m. Bears. Under eight year head coach Willie Slater, the
Tarik Cohn. Frt.. R8. NC A&T Scored two

OEESE WF*i sue uAFE. Jerr Lovetcke. Sr., 09., decision to. cancel the game and ban on. ,participated in the NCAA Division II Playoffs due to the
Cameron Atelton, R-Jr., Oi, HOWARD- 7 soo PRAIRIE VIEW- 35 sf 51. 310.yards, S T~s in
rtris. 1 tercepl0n reture 32 yud f r loss to beeChris~,n his team from thee playoffs as a "rush "We've got to get past that," Maynor told Winston- .its annual game on Thanksgiving Day with Alabama
To, 1 lurite recovery ratured 35yardfoT.RoK oetFENSEmo. r.LMS.VLEST to judgment." ,Salem Journal reporter John Dell at WSSU's selection State.
Adrian Kolaock. Fr., oe, SCSU -Accounled -10taclries, 4suls,3.hfur21 yardsInlnsea,1 WSSU head coach Connell show viewing party Sunday. "It's over with. We've got to Tuskegee's other loss this season was to Winstonfor fouar TOs, 48 rushing yards, in carrion, 1 of saCk for-12 yards is loss ao 'anra Slate.
2 psses, 1 I'o. NEWCOMER .Maynor, in a blog post Sunday by keep going forward. .Salem State.
SPECIAL TEAMS Kylem Favorite, Fr.. RE, SOUTHERN -8 carSayyld~alhammad, R-Jr.NCCu.-iockedleo iea. i0i yards. 3 T~s 137, 1,31i win ov ser Winston-Salem Journal reporter "It (not getting a bye) means we've got to win one North Alabama, is the champion of the Gulf South hicle, 1 puntandl1FGretumedlyardsfsrTO. clarkAtnana JonDl.rftsta li.H oegm ogtothe national caposi.We've gt Conference and received its reodtig18th bid to the
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Joshua Matthews, Sr.. C. HOW 95%.~ HaeeMcRaiey, R-.Jr. PK. ALCORNSTATE says Johnson Was hit and kicked and to get ready for Slippery Rock. They're a good football D2 playoffs. The three-time Div. lI champion Lions are
pancuaes on. Tesas Southern. Scored 12 poinls sn 2 field goals 136,311s ote)la asweeivovdneadu w'lb
S0fron FATS us. Jacksons Stale. te5-.eswr noletabtw'l ready." led by quarterback Luke Wingo, a 58.3% passer who has
"It was more than just one guy The Rams got. to last year's Div. Ii championship game thrown for 1,660 yards with 12 TDs and 5 ints. The wininvolved and (Scott) keeps trying to after receiving a first round bye. .ner of the UNAFITU game will face the region's #2-seed
________________________________________ say it was one guy and he's not hold- As of press time, it was unclear whether Johnson, UNC-Pembroke.
ing his other players accountable. As. who has led WSSU to nine straight wins as a starter, "I'd rather not be playing against 'Willie (Slater)," 1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (9-1) CIAA Championship Game cancelled after incident, a coach and as an administrator you would be ready for Saturday's game. If Johnson is out, the UNA head coach Bobby Wallace said. Slater was offenNEXT: Gets 4th-seed in Super Region I, hosts Slippery Rock in first round NCAA Div. II can't do that because you are sending Rams would likely .turn to back-up quarterback IDeshea sive coordinator at UNA under Wallace when the Lions playoff game. the wrong message to your team and Townsend. 'won three Div. II national titles. He also served in the
2. JACKSON STATE (8-3) Lost season-ender to Alcorn State, 48-33. NEXT: In SWAC to everybody." .Under head coach George Mihalik, Slippery Rock same capacity under Wallace at Temple.
Championship game vs. Southern on Dec. 9. Johnson.~ who appeared and won the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference's 'West Divi- "He did such a great job when he was here at UNA
3. BETHUNE.COOKMAN(9-2) -Rebounded from Noreolk State loss with 42-12 win over spoke for the first time at a 1 p.m. sion but gave up a last half-minute touchdown Saturday and at Temple and has obviously done a great job at Hampton. NEXT: Can clinch MEAC title with win over Florida A&M in Orlando. press conference on the WSSU cam- to drop a heart-breaking 42-38 decision to Bloomsburg Tuskegee. He is a great coach and a great person."
4. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (8-3) Easily handled Morgan State Thursday, 38-3. ' pus Monday, said there were "five or in the league's championship game. Bloomsburg (10-i) The M1EAC championship and automatic bye to the NEXT: Looks to close out regular season with a win at Norfolk State. six" VSU players in the restroom and received the second seed in Super Region I and will host Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs that
5. TENNESSEE STATE (9-3) Wrapped up regular season with 17-10 win over Mtdrray "more than one attacked him. the winner of the WSSUISlippery Rock game. goes with it will be decided Saturday. State., "I walked into the bathroom and "Slippery Rock leads the PSAC averaging 45.5 points Bethune-Cookman (9-2, 6-1) needs a win over
6. VIRGINIA STATE (9-1) CIAA title game cancelled and team barred from postseason they're already asking 'are you the per game and is led by PSAC passing leader Ni gel Barks- Florida A&M at the season-ending Florida Classic in after player charged with assaulting WSSU player, starting quarterback?,'" Johnson ex- dale (3,669 yards, 30 TDs, 14 ints.). John Schademan (73 Orlando Saturday (2 p.m.) to clinch the title and playoff
7. ALCORN STATE (7-3) -Beat Jackson State 49-30 to c10se out regular season. plained. "They were already talking rec, 1,411 yards, 15 TDs) and Ken Amos (58 rec., 807 berth. A B-CU loss coupled with a win by South Care8. SOUTHERN (6-4) Walloped Clark Atlanta 53-0. NEXT: Thanksgiving Day Saturday a lot of trash, and I said, quote, 'I'm yards, 5 TDs) are the Rock's leading receivers. This is line State (8-3,6-1) at Norfolk State would give the title vs. Grambling at the Bayou Classic., not going to talk a lot of trash. We'll their fourth playoff appearance, to the Bulldogs of SCSU. A win by both teams would
9, LAAMASTTE 6-). anledMis, aley tae 1-7 NET:Thaksivig ayjust see on the field.'" Johnson said Despite not winning the SlAC championship,Toske- give each a share of the title but the playoff berth would vs. ti[Ian.WSSU players were in bathroom gee will be joining WSSU in the Div. IL playoff field. The go to B-CU by virtue of its 14-3 win over SCSU in their
10, TUSKEGEE (8-2)-Idle. NEXT: First round Div. II playoff game at North Alabama. stalls and heard the exchange. Golden Tigers (8-2) received a sixth seed in Super Region head-to-head meeting three weeks ago.

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$395. 305 62780' . Four bedrooms, two baths, the remaining unincorporated municipal service area or other regional municipal-type services
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$650 monthly, $1200 to move 275 NE 150 Street ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERALL THREE-YEAR DBE Tme MAc area is generally bounded asfollows:
in. Section 8 Welcome. Quiet area, two bdrms. one
786-512-7643 bath, air, all appliances, GOAL FOR MDAD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 to 2016 -----'"
NW 2 Avnue water included. $1100 mthy.
5123 N e b4A th $2000 to move in. 678-447- The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is preparing to establish an overall three-year
$mon hy b edroom, 223 goal fer participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in MDAD projects for Fiscal .">.
$45mtlyom Section-684 412 NW 59 Street Year 2014 to 2016 (October 1,2013 through September 30, 2016). MDAO invites comments
Welcome 305-77-6084 Three bedrooms, central air. fo mlmnrte n oebsnsegnrlcnrco rus omnt
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One bedroom, one bath, organizations, and other officials or organizations which may have information concerning the "'
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monthly. 954-914-9166 One bdrm., one bath $695. availability of disadvantaged and non-disdvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination
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786-286-2540 52 1N.6A e u firms would have in MDAD projects, f there were no discrimination against them. ' -: .....
708 NW 4Avenue One bedroom, one bath, MDAD is proposing an overall goal of 16.0% for participation by Disadvantaged Business
Soe,:dm.. eron bah, $500. $600 monthly, $1100 to move Enterprises In MDAD projects for fiscal year 2014 to 2016, based on information currently NOTENBUDR:CteofpaLcandorhMmi-2S.esto27Ae;otho gSoe refrigerator, ai,-re in. 305-322-8966 avaIlable. The rationale for this goal and supportng information will be available for public 135 St.; east to 17 Ave.; south to 119g St.; east to 1-95
g..30-62-08 .' 5509 NW Miami Court inspection for 30 days from the publication of this notice at MDAD's Minority Affairs Office SOUTHERN BOUNDARY: NW 54 St
715One bdrm., one bath. NeWly located at 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, FlorIda 33122, Monday EASTERN BOUNDARY: 1-95 and City of Miami 1-95 south to 79 St.; west to 7 Ave.; south on 7 Ave.
715N.W. 17 Avenue renovated $650 mthly, first,to7S.weto71Sto1Av.t62S.thnwson2S.to3ve;hnsuhto5S;
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adlst. $05503mothy.855 574 NE 65 Street MDAD and the U.S. Department of Transportation will accept comments on the DBE goal for 45 WSENBUDR:Ct fHaeh-3 v.nrht iyo p ok
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771 NW 80 Street bdrms., two baths. Washer days from the date of this advertisement. The DBE Program Plan may be reviewed at MDAD's
One bedroom .and dryer, central air, $1250 Minority Affairs Office at the address above and a copy of its Annual Update Report may be The public Is invited to share its thoughts on incorporation, the proposed boundaries, services it
Call 786-295-9961 mthly. Section 8 Welcome. obtained by calling (305) 876-7221. wishes to see enhanced and any additional information that may assist the MACIn its deliberations.
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achieve beyond the gridiron

By Akilah Laster ministrators and former play- at the school now in his second
Miami Times writer ers say they are most proud of year as principal, says he has
akilahlaster@gmail.com the off-field impact of their stu- been amazed by the character
dent-athletes. development of the players and
At the onset of the football "We want people to have. their no-nonsense approach to season usafootball.com posted something to rally around," getting it done in the classroom. a list of high schools that had said Norland principal, Regi- Norland has been an 'A' the most NFL players currently nald Lee. "The beacon of a school for the last six years. on a roster; Miami's Norland community should either be a "Hopefully what everyone sees Senior High School was at the church or a school and we want is that not only do we produce top with six. to be the light for this commu- quality athletes, but quality
While this statistic brings the nity." people," he said.
school athletic recognition, ad- Lee, a former administrator Since 2009, under coach









-Miami Times photos/Aklah Laster
Coach Daryle Heidelburg helping player sign up for ACT.

Daryle Heidelburg, approxi- VIKING PRIDE academic scholarship at UM.
mately 60 players have gone What motivated the players' "That approach changed the on to play college football, but off-field achievements? Accord- atmosphere of the school and Heidelburg said he was always ing to Leatis Jones and Feddy surrounding community." most impressed by the players. Davey, both who played Divi- 'Even after winning the 5A who earned academic scholar- sion I football, they wanted to state title in 2011, the playships, like Brian Malcolm, a restore a sense of pride in their ers' off-field efforts have not 2011 graduate who attends the community diminished. There are curUniversity of Miami "We take pride in being a rently around 20 players that
"It was nice to see players Viking and knowing what it are taking Advanced Placement "that appreciate academic suc- means to be a Viking," said courses or are in a dual-enrollcess as much as they do play- Davey, 20, who plays for Wash- meant program, Wher e they can ing football," said Heidelburg, a ington State University. "People achieve collegeeredits while in Norland alum who also holds a say that football players aren't high school Master's Degree in Reading. smart so it was also about "Those moments that we
"But what we try to'stress' proving those outsiders wrong achieved something greater to our players and what most by getting good grades and go- than expected gave our alumpeople don't realize is that it's ing off to college." ni and community something
'1 ,:,,,, easier to earn an academic "It was about knowing that to be proud-of," Jones aid "It
-Miami Times photos/Akilah Laster scholarship than one through there is life outside of football," restored the meaning of Viking Sophomore Miami Norlanf Viking Damion Barry completing work in class, athletics." said Jones, who is also on an Pride."



It's playoff time: OnlyO


the strong will survive

By Akilah Laster to a'struggling program that
Miami Times writer will undoubtedly be of interest
akilahlaster@gmail cor to future high school players.
But Dillard's 28-19 win over
The first round of playoffs the Chiefs will likely be their RICHIE INCOGNITO JONATHAN MARTIN JOE PHILBIN
typically pose the region's last as they face district 16's -Age: 30 RHAge: 24 Age: 52 top two of the strongest dis- bad boys the Central Rockets Pst: Ga *Psi: O e Psg:
tricts versus the top two of the (9-4) in the regional semifinals Position: Guard
w At stake: A seemingly resur- + At stake: His four-year deal + At stake: A 30-year coaching weaker districts. this Friday at Traz. The RockThe, outcomes are predict- ets blasted Boynton Beach (9- gent nine-year NFL career in which worth up to $4,789,692, none of it career, including 28 as a college
able and usually blowouts. 2) 55-37. he had made close to $15 million. guaranteed beyond 2013. and pro assistant.
The phrase "any given Sun- One of the most anticipated ,
day"- or in this case Friday rematches is the 8A regional has little or no value. The win- semifinal match between the ners are all 'who we thought Cougars and Buccaneers Fri- -they were' to reference Dennis day at Tropical Park. "
Green.. South Dade (10-1) will try to
Let's start with Class 4A rewrite the script where their Booker T. Washington who is. playoff run was squelched by having an unprecedented and Killian (7-4)' during last seastill undefeated season. They son's semifinal in a 24-point defeated Glades Central 40-18 shutout. Both Killian and last Saturday at Traz Powell. South Dade .expectantly won JEFF IRELAND STEPHEN ROSS ROGER GOODELL TED WELLS
Thle Tornados celebrated the their quarterfinal battles: Age: 44 Age: 73 Age: 54 Age: 63
return of senior quarterback Killian over Belen Jesuit 21- Position: General manager Position: Owner Position: NFL commissioner~ Position: Sr. partner, Paul
and Florida State University 3; South Dade over Southwest At stake. A six-year run as At stake: A black eye for the At stake: Another safety is- Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garriston commit Treon Harris, who has 42-7. GM, the last three with full au- organization and potentially a legal sue on the, heels of the bounty in- At stake: A central role invesbeen out since mid-October South Dade is fueled by re- thority after mentor Bill Parcells battle iver workplace harassment. 'vestigation and intensified scrutiny tigating what could be a landmark with a groin injury venge and their quarterback stepped down. 'over concussions. case in sports and workplace
Harris and the Tornados (11- Kahlil Render is undoubt- harrassment.
0) will need to be at their best edly motivated to make" up this' Friday when they head for his district performance to Broward to face University where he threw four intercep- Lawyer for Jameis Winston critical of state attorney
School (9-2) who is also 'a Top tions. Killian is hard-pressed The attorney for Florida State tery allegations against Win- corroborate their stories about they've been" talking to each 25 nationally-ranked team. to prove themselves a title- freshman quarterback Jameis ston. what happened Dec. 7. other and getting their stories
While Carol City's play- contending team after being Winston said Sunday that he The prosecutor said Saturday "There's nothing like being together. People had 11 months off un as hor-livd a th conte outeary wth our was 'deeply concerned' about that the nearly one-year delay fresh on a case and walking to decide what they're going to
hans o thir uarerfnalop- ealy osss tis easn.comments made by State Attor- for police to deliver the case to in and saying, "What happen 'say.'
ponent Dillard High School, This week's face-offs will test ney Willie Meggs regarding the his office had given witnesses last night?" Meggs said. "Now -Jennifer Portman the Chiefs (7-4) gave new life the will of every team; investigation into sexual bat- time to talk to lawyers and they've been talking to lawyers, The Tallahassee Democrat


the never ending R ichie Incog- Miami. But despite it all, the is a home run hitter who has on Sunday. The tie-breaker nito-Jonathan Martin saga Fins are tied with New York at been open deep quite often against teams inside the dil' Here are the Dolphins still in 5-5 for the AFC's sixth seed this season. vision comes down to either
*playoff contention. and in firm control of their His quarterback has got to head-to-head results or best
*Last Sunday, they may have own destiny. Yes folks we are take advantage of this luxury win-loss percentage on games
played their best game since talking playoffs. "Somebody's of having the speedster on the in the division.
-. the whole madness surround- got to get that last wild card outside. Those are easy points The Jets and Dolphins don't ba k l* th u tning the bullying scandaliybe- whspot" said tackle 'Ison Clabo. you just cannot leave on the meet until Dec. 1. But the Jets.
D0oipnins b c inteh tga.On the heels of a stfy "Wynot us?" field. As thnsstand right are 2-1 in the division and.
ing 20-16 win over the visiting We second that sentiment. now, Miami and the NY Jets the Dolphins are 0-2. So a lot In the midst of all of the cha- glare of the national media San Diego Chargers at Sun But to make the playoffs some are tied for that final playoff could change. It's time to see os that has surrounded the spotlight has not had the ill Life Stadium, the Fins are sit- things need to change. Last spot. if theseDolphins have got the
Miami Dolphins in the past effect so many expected. Not ting pretty at .500 and seem week, Ryan Tannehi11 strug- The win against San Diego goods. few weeks, they have somehow yet; anyway. While the NFL is to be back in the playoff hunt. gled to get the ball deep to was huge in that regard. Bal- The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox managed to be very competi- prowling all over the Davie fa- We have spoken to many prog- Mike Wallace. This must be timore (4-6), the Jets (5-5) & Ed Freeman, can be heard tive in the playoff hunt. The cilities looking for answers in nosticators and few believe in corrected- and fast -Wallace and Cleveland (4-6) all lost daily on WQAM .560 Sports.