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VOLUME 91 NUMBER 17 MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 18-24, 2013 50 cents


Miam Tims prpaTE(o#~Revered labor

million dollaunion head dies

Will re.at.o.Clarence Pittman, Jr: A man for all
Wil relocate to-emprar
t Miami 77mes staff report
space at Brownsville Center
Since the mid 1960s, Miami native :
By 0. Kevin McNoir Clarence Pittman, Jr., dedicated his life
kmcneir@miamitimesonlinecom to his community in areas that included
education, politics, religion and social,
The home of the award-winning and oldest Black news- progressive organizations. But it was in
paper in the South, The Miami Times, is about to change the labor union movement that his star
but just for an approximate four months, Begining truly shined and his accomplishments
Monday, Dec. 30, the Times will relocate to the Browns- may have been most evident. He first
ille Center, 2537 NW 54th Street, so that a million dollar joined the Union in 1957.
renovation of the current office on 900 NW 54th Street Pittman, 80, who died last Week from
can begin. complications of heart disease, served
Employees have known for months that renovations as the president of the International
were in the making and were prepared to adjust work Longshoreman's Association [ILA], LoPlease turn to MAKEOVER 9A cal #1416 AFL-CIO for more than three
.:77 'Please turn to PITTMAN 9A




South rica buries 'greatest son' Mandela

By Beckharie Winship Cape village of Qunu, and "A great tree has fallen, He The ex-wife of Nelson
his funeral service took place is now going home to rest Mandela, Winnie Mandela
QUNU, South Africa in a huge tent at the fam- with his forefathers," Chief Madikizela (L), and the
South Africa brought 10 ily compound on a hillside Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, a
days of mourning to a close there, not far from the house Mandela family spokesman, widow of Nelson Mandela,
Sunday as the body of Nelson he built A smaller, graveside told mourners shortly after Graca Machel (C), stand by
Mandela was laid to rest at service was attended by fai- the larger ceremony at- the coffin of South African
his ancestral home, where ily members, heads of state tended by about 4,500 people several thousand guests had and select officials. got underway Sunday. "We former president Nelson
gathered to bid a final fare- As Mandela's coffin was thank them for lending us Mandela during his funeral
well to the nation's "greatest lowered into the ground, such an icon." ceremony in Qunu on Deson" and global icon. military jets and helicopters The funeral service in Qunue
The anti-apartheid leader displaying South African was attended by guests member 15.
was buried in the Eastern flags flew overhead. Please turn to MANDELA 9A -AFP Photo/ Pool Odd A,.tso




Citizens voice


concerns at FL


Speaks tour stop

Initiative gathers public testimony

of civil rights violations
By D. Kevin McNeir host a series of town hall askmcneir@miamitimesonline.com semblies that allow residents to publicly speak to their
Florida has become anger, frustration and the Pground zero for cases involv- hardships they have been ing injustice and violations forced to endure as a result of citizens' rights. Just con- of violations to their civil libsider recent examples like erties, racial profiling, excesthe Trayvon Martin sive use of law enmurder by George forcement in public
Zimmerman, the schools and the
stand your ground lack of accessible
failed defense of Ma- health care. Last
rissa Alexander and weekend, Bullard
the political disen- and DBCF Presifranchisement of dent Henry Crespo,
millions of former Sr. (Miami-Dade
inmates, senior citi- County), along with
zens and college stu- BULLARD DBCF First Vice
dents in the last sev- President Lydia
eral elections and it's clear Hudson (Hillsbor- i i
that life is neither just nor ough County), were here in 'i
equal for many residents of Miami-Dade County record- i
the Sunshine State. :ing public testimonies and
With that in mind, the allowing individuals to share
Democratic Black Caucus of their concerns.
Florida [DBCF] and the office The town hall meeting was of State Senator Dwight Bul- held in Overtown at the His- ** *
lard havejoined forces, going toric St. Agnes' Episcopal acrosthe State of Florida to Pleaseturn to TOUR 9A ** '.I g 3.*



Boehner's jabs at activist right show Republican's shift

By Carl Hulse Boehner told rank- of those present. Still, Boehner's tough talk McConnell of Kentucky, the Republicans were unraveling.
and-file House Repub- "They are fighting to in taking on interests con- Republican leader. had con- Republican congrcssio-.
WASHINGTON While licans during a private expand their lists, sidered vital to generating demned a conservatve group nat leaders blame advocacy
Speaker John A. Boehner meeting on Wednes- raise more money and Republican voter enthusiasm that has backed one of his groups like Heritage Action for
was harsh in his public criti- day as he seethed grow theirorganiza- and building fierce opposition opponents. And Mr. Boehner America and the Senate Concism of conservative advocacy and questioned the tions, and they are to President Obama's agenda went on the offensive just as servatives Fund for the shutgroups opposed to a new motives of the groups using you to do it. It's appeared to represent a turn- the executive director of the down i for goading House
bipartisan budget deal, his at- for piling on against ridiculous." ing point in Republican coali- Republican Study Commit- and Senate Republicans into
tack on the organizations was the plan before it was BOEHNER Representatives of tion building in the aftermath tee, the main organization a dead-end insistence on
even more pointed when he even made public, the activist groups of the government shutdown, for House conservatives, was financing the government
was behind closed doors. "They are not fighting for dismissed that assertion and His break with the groups dismissed, adding to the p- only if the new health law was
"They are not fighting for conservative policy," he con- called the speaker's denuncia- was magnified because it pearance that ties between overturned. The predictable conservative principles," Mr. tinued, according to accounts tion a diversion tactic. came after Senator Mitch the activist right and elcted Please turn to SHIFT 9A

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County schools must on0 CREDO OF T C
H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believesthafAmerica can best-lead the'their GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to Ap _-_______eep every person, regardless f rice, d rcohis o her
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rihsaign er, ear is nor ern
iami-Dade County Public School [M-DCPS] of- RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to e, ri 0 'iin the firm belief
ficials may have been disturbed by the headline that all persons are hurt e is held back.
M that appeared on the front of The Miami Times last _________week, "Black Firms Shutout," but sometimes you only need
a few carefully guided words to bring attention to issues of major importance. And for the hundreds of Black contractors
and construction companies that have prepared themselves R ep
in their respective crafts and specialties, only to be denied
the job time and time again, there remains a long history of Re u lia man te m fnalti e
denial one that appears to be race- and gender-related. The unusual display of rea- instance, I believe, Republi- House and the Senate .But it stop all-the b.
Now with the initial results of a disparity study conducted sonable behavior by House cans could have won more did have the power to make work alongide. ecrats at
by a nationally-recognized research firm, the County's school Republicans this week should concessions if they had cho- Republicans fear that casting the task of governan? Perofficials can begin to make legal changes in bid requirements be seen as a retreat a sen to negotiate rather than a vote for compromise would haps, but only in pursuit of that will level the field for minority-owned businesses. Critics change in tactics but not throw a tantrum. invite a primary challenge a larger goal: It now appears
say that more should be done since both Black-owned and a surrender. Democrats had The GOP 'establishment, or from the right, that Republicans want to win.
better note the distinction. what's left of it, understood How did this approach work The implications for DemoSooner or later, it had to dawn what was happening. But far- out? The GOP's approval rat- crats are clear: They had betcontracts and jobs for so many years. However, since the cur- on the GOP that repeatedly right pressure groups such ing fell to the lowest levels ever ter raise their game. As long rent superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, took over at M-DCPS, re-enacting Pickett's Charge as Americans for Prosper- seen. This week, finally, the as Republicans were more while we have not always agreed with his decisions, he has was not advancing the party's ity, Heritage Action and the establishment struck back. interested in fighting among been willing to listen to, engage with and adhere to his prom-. agenda or enhancing its elec- Club for Growth riled up the When news came that Rep. themselves than getting anyises. toral p.secs In ,t thing done, there was no real
i s.tr l prospects. rI al.. ... ..was no, real.:.r]] ,:... ,+ ....
This should not be viewed as an open endorsement of Car- terms, President Obama' and he implications for Democrats are clear: They had better pressure on Democrats 'to
valho and the Board but rather as our continued hope and the Democrats held the high raise their game. As long as Republicans were 'ore in come up with innovative new
belief that they will use the legal levity that the study will ground; they were the ones T i ...... ao ideas and solutions- since
inevitably allow in order to make up for past injustices suf- visibly making an effort to terested fghtngamong he eesthangett any the old Democratic ideas and
fered by Blacks and women who just wanted their fair share govern, while Republicans did thing done, there was no real pressure on Democrats to ome" p solutions were the only ones of work -jobs for which they were qualified, nothing but throw themselves with innovative new ideas and solutions sincethe old Demo-on, the tabe e. kp
into battles they were sure to c.n a.. : :y intends to get
Since we are not experts in the area of construction work, lose cratic ideas and solutions were the only ones on the table.. back in --'ie am voters will
we will not seek to dance around the different terms used in The "fiscal cliff" showdown be presented with two comthe study that have raised the ire of some of our more astute last December established the party's conservative base and Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had nego- peting visions of how to move readers. Instead, we will echo the words of Carvalho, said template: House Republicans infused true believers in Con- tiated a compromise two-year the nation forward instead during his political push for the passage of the bond that has made absolute and unrealis- gress with false hope. Not co- budget agreement with Sen. of one vision and one cartoon. made the money for recent renovations and upgrades avail- tic demands, Obama said no, incidentally, such groups also Patty Murray, D-Wash, mem- Same-old, same-old used to able. He often said, "promise made, promise kept." Democrats maintained their filled their own coffers with bers of the conservative pres- be good enough. It's not anyWe're going to hold him and his colleagues to just that. unity and Republicans fundraising campaigns based sure groups. criticized the deal more.
eventually caved amid bit- on these quixotic battles. The before they even knew what Eugene Robinson is.'a Pulitter recriminations. This pat- far-right money machine nev- was in it. But the House lead- zer Prize-winning newspaper S tern held all year, through the er had the power to overcome ership was defiant, not docile' columnist and the former asdebt-ceiling fight and the gov- the simple fact that Demo- Does all of this mean that Re- sistant managing editor of The an O officer Fy eminent shutdown. In each crats controlled the White publicans are now willing to Washington Post.

W e have referred to the fictional character known* $ d
as Officer Friendly in previous editorials but con- B M S .. A- .
sidering the challenges now facing the Miami Gardens Police Department, we thought it apropos. Let's face it
police in Miami Gardens face a real public relations prob- ro om w as a
lem. Instead of being viewed as friends of the community, H E lem entary bi e
men and women that have taken an oath of service in order As a teacher, I've always been unfolded, it's important to rec- and a security ua at our how many o the "-me people to keep citizens safe, they are viewed by many as rude, rogue concerned about school safety, ognize that Sandy Hook actu- front door. who want te2'a16,'evke me to
but its value and importance ally did it right when it came I also believe our school's cli- come to class aredh ave done ,and-ramu n ctiou s.
an: r e 2, i o s i have grown exponentially since to school safety. Their doors mate contributes greatly to our so little to keep guns away from
,fita cops.. iMaDec. 14, 2012. I know this is were locked. They practiced safety. When I walk around the people who shouldn't have
;frisk" without cause or provocation and that more often than true for most Americans, but for their drills so much so that halls, I see teachers and stu- them. Even though more than not, they will get a bit rough, particularly if you happen to me it's especially true. every teacher in that building dents treating each other with 90% of Americans favor backbe young and Black, with gold-capped teeth and pants worn My mother, Mary Sherlach, knew exactly what to do that kindness and respect. ground checks on all gun purbelow your waist. was the school psychologist at morning. When real danger ap- WhatJ. 'on't s and.-I .,chases, Congress has failed to
Now that Chief Matthew Boyd has opted to use the remain- Sandy Hook Elementary School. peared, they didn't pause. They hope never to see are teach- act on common-sense reforms der of his vacation days in order to sail off into the proverbial She was in her 18th year there didn't panic. They made deci- ers walking around- withloaded that would save lives. sunset, (notice we did not say 'resign' as that is not techni- and absolutely loved her school. sions that saved lives. Thanks weapons. After the'shooting at I urge you to make your voice cally the option that he exercised), his second-in-command, That's what she always called to their quick reactions, the pc- Sandy Hook, I watched n shock heard. Contact your elected offiPaul Miller, has taken over as the City's interim chief. it: her school. She was the most lice arrived a mere four minutes as some argued that arming cials and tell them that you will
It remains to be seen whether Miller, a competent and cer- senior member of the staff and after the shooting started. That teachers and administrators', ino 'longer tolerate 'inaction on felt as though all the precious was vital in reducing the num- would make, us safer. gun reform. it' is p to the parhethat oiters roman, wi Le rsen to tehe to o WMiami children in that building. were ber of casualties that morning. I disagree wholeheartedly. The ents and the teachers of Amerhear that others from Ft. Lauderdale to the City of her own flesh and blood. About three weeks after the presence of guns in schools will ica to fix our broken gun laws.
are being considered and are on the short list. But whoever When danger appeared on the shooting, I found myself back always increase the risk of gun My mother was a hero. She is chosen, they will need to bring a new attitude one that morning of Dec. 14, she acted teaching music in Salem, N.J. violence, whether through acci- put the safety of her students instills trust and confidence in citizens. They'll need to make as a mother. She put herself in And I felt safe. I still do. We have dental or intentional use. As a and her school before everysure officers are familiar with the City, its history, its mores harm's way and helped to slow a variety of security measures, teacher,- it sickens me to think thing. We must do the same. and most important the idiosyncrasies of its citizens. an unimaginable evil that had including locked doors, regu- of my administration, my col- Maura Sherlach Schwartz is a
Yes, Miami Gardens needs an Officer Friendly at the helm. been unleashed on her kids and lar emergency drills, a full-time leagues, even me, being pres- national spokesperson for Moms colleagues. school resource officer who is sured'to carry guns. Demand Action for Gun Sense in
Despite the nightmare that an active-duty police officer, I find it hard to understand America.
Lift the Cuban embargo

S ome Republicans and Cuban-American lawmakers
,are criticizing President Obama for shaking President
tRaMl Castro's hand at the memorial service for Nel-Sre tn Blc youth lik d ip sa le
son Mandela. Their reaction to agesture of common courte- S op tre t n l c o t l i s b e
sy :shqi ld come as no surprise given Washington's senseless #...
c nmmntmient':% "< to a failed" 50-year policy" toward Cuba. The shooting death of 10-year ing the math, that means 'that How ironic that 10 years later he by our~forefathers. Theoutcome VThis page has long called for an end to America's embargo, old Aaron Vu during the rob- this young man who will most would stand accused of killing a has been more juvenile offendwhich has strengthened the hand of Mr. Castro, his brother bery of his parents' nail salon certainly tried and convicted of child nearly the same age as he ers and underage criminals.
Fidt ad oherhar-lierswh hae ued t a anexcse orwas brutal and senseless. Aar- murder, has a criminal record was when he had his first ar- I am not condoning juvenile Fthidladstr harlinr Have usd it as anurexce fora on's rather was also shot dur- that stretches back to his early rest. Apparently, our country's delinquency or lawlessness. But
'thirdsasrou mirul inHaana An ithashur th Cuan ing the robbery thankfully he days in elementary school. As I leaders knew a lot more about I am opposed to the pipeline to people whom we claim to want to help. survived. The community was learned more about his personal raising responsible law abiding prison process operating within
Supporers o the mbarg, incuding uban-mericn lawoinesocked tyhthi brutlacrier stoyshertoppehlookngpliedalookinge thanwe do Theyrec- tstans'weddirectfilin juve
makers like Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, have and anxiously awaited the ar- ";:{){ib. niles as adults. We can do a betbe removed until democracy returns to the island. The fact When news came that a suspect coig0rpyouth.' But instead of focusing
that the Castros remain firmly in charge in Havana more than had been charged both the vic- i nine because he hit a teacher How lnlc that 10 years o0n helping them when they are a half-ceniury after 'resident John F. Kennedy instituted the tim's family and those living in later he would stand accused of kilinfg a child nearly the young 'adjust babies themrestrictions against Cuba shows how effective that idea is. the community were relieved, sme age selves, we put them into a aysObama took some tentative steps to ease the embargo in We all thought that our streets sa'g temn that guarantees that they
2009 by allowing Cuban Americans to visit and send remit-, were safer. I for one hope the will become another number in
monster who committed murder monster and began to look more ognized that there will always the prison industrial complex. tances to the island. He also cleared the way for telecommu- gets what he deserves, like a confused but hardened be troubled minors and delin- And while that becomes selfnications companic3 tc establish licensing deal,, i~n Cuba. But But as details have surfaced youth hardened because of quent teenagers in our society. fulfilling prophecy for the mathe administration has nol pushed publicly for any significant about the shooter this case abuse, a broken home and no That's why more than 100 years jority of our young Black men, it changes since then. has only confirmed the life al- one to lead him in the right di- ago they created a separate sys- comes as a cost to our commuThe Castro regime has not helped. For the last four years it tering problems that many of rection. In truth, began to re- tem of justice for juvenile delin- nity the loss of innocent lives. has imprisoned Alan Gross, a State Department contractor, our youth face each day im- mind me of many of the young quents that focused on rehabili- What sense does this really for distributing satellite phone equipment to Jewish organ iza- pacting their lives forever. The men that I know who live in my tating the child. In our wisdom make? tions in Cuba. Mr. Castro should release Mr. Gross and the shooter, Anthwan Ragan, was community. we have since sidestepped the Queen Brown is a freelance
numerous other political prisoners. But at the same time, Mr. arrested on his 19th birth- According to reports, Anth- process by arresting and direct writer, a motivational speaker Obama should press Congress to end the embargo and over- day. He has a criminal record wan was first arrested when he filing our children into a system and a trained crime victim's adhaul policy toward Cuba. -New York Times that goes back nine years. Do- nine because he hit a teacher that was deemed inappropriate vocate.










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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 3A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 18-24; 2013






Collaboration: Key for community change
Over the last year and a half accomplished several impor- proved a resolution which rec- without the wor of steera remarkable thing has hap- tant milestones. For example, ommended to the City of Miami ing committee membership pened. A group of anchoring in- one of the more audacious Commission that a Children's comprised of leadership from stitutions serving children and goals we set for ourselves was Initiative be established within Overtown anchoring CBO's youth in the Overtown commu- to set the foundation to go after the SEOPW CRA boundaries, including Tina Brown, Overnity have committed to sitting acquiring a Florida Children's Then, in October, the City of town Youth Center; Jason Pitdown with each other and com- Initiative designation for the Miami Commission took up tman, Touching Miami with municate. The commitment to Historic Overtown community. this recommendation and ap- Love; Emanuel Washington, communicate and strategically Following the lead of stake- proved a resolution that sup- Overtown Optimists; Brother work together to better the out- holders in Liberty City who ports the OCYC's application. Lyle Muhammad, Respect For unw iE [ iuoo]g[ w#.6T TUENW ~comes for children stemmed spearhead the formation of the During this time, the Coalition Life; Anna Frusciante, Lotus
from an initial challenge by Miami Children's Initiative, the also received support from Dr, House; Sonia Jacobs, Dress then Commissioner Michelle OCYC is working to also receive Tisa McGhee, Barry University for Success; URGENT, Inc; Spence-Jones. As a result, the a Florida Children's Initiative School of Social Work, to help Agnes Morton, BTW Alumni; Overtown Children and Youth designation. This opportunity the Coalition conduct a needs and support from the SEOPW Coalition [OCYC] was estab- will provide a policy. tool .that assessment and asset map re- CRA and Barry University. It lished. Along the way, several will help galvanize strategic. ef- port which will be used to sup- all goes to show how far ahead additional Overtown stakehold- forts and resources to improve port our application. we can move when we work toers decided to join in, on the the outcomes for children and AprsnteCatinsgthr. conversation. As a. result, those youth where it is needed most. now seeking the support of Saliha Nelson is the vicepresconversations turned to action. To. this end, the OCYC first our State Senator and State ident of the non-profit youth foWhy do I think this is re- sought the support of the South Representative to sponsor a cused organization Urgent, Inc markable? For one, we are still East Overtown Park West Coin- bill that will move this goal and currently serves as Chaircommunicating on a consistent munity Redevelopment Agency from idea to reality. This work woman of the Overtown. Chilbasis. Second, we have actually [SEOPW]. In -turn, they ap- would not have been possible dren & Youth Coalition.




Gov. Scott s plan for Black businesses


Since Governor Scott has called himself the jobs gover- the building remains empty. to be successful in business it taken office in 2010, the state nor and he promised the state Eighteen months after Florida takes tax breaks and incenunemployment numbers have that he would create 700,000 offered $700,000. in incen- tives. Businesses in the Black
M A RMIT dropped from 11.1 to 6.7 jobs in seven. Now it seems tives for Global Voter Solu- community are not productivN percent and there have been that he is having problems. tions to hire 127 people for a ity because they don't underPOW N' i t 440,000 private sectorjobs cre- Every week our governor goes, civic website, the project re- stand that they must develop a
OF TH HOWRated. Based on our governor's to a. photo-op where he cuts a mains stalled. Klausner Hold- comprehensive business plan
Cfnumbers the good times are ribbon to highlight the promise ings, Inc. planned to shift 410 that includes tax breaks and
here again in Florida. It would ofnewjobs. jobs from Spokane, Wash, to incentives. The challenge in
FM appear that the recession is Steve Bousquet of the Panama City,. and received Florida is for more Black busiover, jobs are plentiful and the Times/Herald says, "Governor $400,000. The jobs never ar- nesses to develop good busimiddle class is booming. Bvt Scott makes big jobs promises rived and the money is gone. ness ideas that provide jobs
V
everywhere I look prices keep but, so far gains are small. Of There are hundreds of other in the community. Once the going up, sales are down and the jobs Scott can influence projects the majority of which ideas and plan are formulated, my friends keep getting laid off most only. a fraction now ex- were unsuccessful. After the it' is necessary to get more asor having their hours cut. Ev- ists. Scott has pledged $266 photo-op there is no transpar- distance from the. state. Our eryone is worried and everyone million in tax breaks and other ency and no one gets a report governor never talks about the is cutting back. Instead of go- incentives in return for 45,256 stating whether the project jobs that have been created in ing out to the restaurant two new jobs. But 96 percent of has been completed or not. the Black community. Where S days a week, families are going the jobs have yet to material- As a Black entrepreneur in. his plan or to assist us or does out once every two weeks while ize, according to state data." Florida, I wonder if the state he have one? restaurant workers idly stand Two years after Scott agreed makes an effort to help offer Roger Caldwell is the CEO arond.to spend $250,000 renovat- more Black businesses an op- of On Point Media Group in OrWhen Scott took office, he ing a Kissimmee warehouse, portunity to succeed. In order lando.






Pope Francis is prophetical, not political

It's one thing to say kind and his supposedly "liberal" has spoken out against trick- lamenting his conservativese words about gay people and views, U.S. political pundits le-down economics and the views on these and other lib-, atheists while admonishing and news media wags both fetishizing 'of free markets. eral causes.As conservative those Who would bury them in progressive and conservative But before they start claim- Catholic George Weigel writes, 114WAA& 2yMENTOR, I 7UST NeeDeD AM stones. It's one thing to, walk are missing the point about ing Pope' Francis as the stan- "Pope Francis is a revolutionLON6 ENOUGHO SRi'WT Me T ROPP,5-, humbly and, call the Catholic the pope and what he's up to. dard bearer for the progressive ary. The revolution he' proChurch to compassion for the Their mistake? They see his movement, they ought to re- poses, however, is not a matter poor. It's one thing to kiss a words and deeds through the mind themselves of a few less of economic or political prehorribly disfigured man from lens of American politics and enjoyable realities. scription, but a revolution in
whom most people would run ideology. What Francis is do-. As observed by pundit E.J. the self-understanding of the in disgust. ing is prophetic, not political, Dionne a liberal-leaning Catholic Church."
How do you think Nelson But apparently, it's quite an- and we should recognize that Catholic and unabashed Fran- Prophetic is probably the
other to start calling out grow- he's playing, to his credit, in a cis admirer the pope is no best word for the role the pope M andela changed the world? ing economic inequality and whole different arena. liberal on abortion.. Nor, de- is playing not in the sense
naive faith in capitalism. By Liberals beware spite his tone change- on the of predicting the future, but
SAM GILLEY, 57 SULTANEADESINA,29 doing justthat in his recent Many. American conserva- matter of same-sex couples,. of standing outside' of busiRetired, Liberty City Nurse, Little Haiti '.encyclical, .Pope Francis has 'tives have come to regard the has Francis come out in favor ness and politics as usual and
touched a third rail in conser- Catholic hierarchy as their of gay, marriage or ordination speaking hard and inconve"He made "He made vative American politics. So culture war ally. This pope of women, or -contraception:f nient moral truths.
South Africa people feel begins the backlash. is becoming something of a The day could comewhen pro- Tom Krattenmaker is a Port-.
a better place united and Yet in the new round of head-scratcher and head- gressive activists are no Ion- land-based writer specializing
livppe. tohat Backs inr skirmishing around Francis ache -for them now that he' ger swooning over Francis but in religion in public life

wol ot be

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Retired, Liberty City ,Reti red, North Miami O a a w s r g t t h k a t o s h n
When is a handshake more good manners and startling focus on several seconds of able irony inPrsdn am
"Like Mar- "He had than a handshake? When it disregard for Mandela's lega- interaction among leaders greeting Castro at the memotin 'Luther such a good is an opportunity for politi- cy. on an otherwise inspiring rial service of a freedom fightKing, he spent spirit of love cal posturing. At last week's Sen. Marco 'Rubio, R-Fla., day only succeed in making er and champion, of human
time in jail for and a good memorial for Nelson Mandela was off-base. "If (President themselves look small. rights. Still, Mandela was a
something he i sense of hu- in .Johannesburg, 'President Obama) was going to shake Besides, there is a long- longtime friend of Fidel Casstood for." "We mor." "He Obama was on his way to his hand, he shoul 'have standing tradition of Ameni- tro and ally of Cuba. It would
will never, see ~'didn't let any- the podium when he briefly asked him about those basic can leaders finding themselves have been needlessly rude for
a leader like body keep him .greeted several world leaders: freedoms Mandela was asso- in ill-advised photo ops with Obama to snub Castro. Inhim again." down." ".Among them was Raul Cas- ciated with that are denied in dictators and tyrants. Then- stead, he let the words of his
tro, current president of Cuba Cuba," he told ABC News. Ru- 'Vice President Richard Nixon speech ring out,. loud and DWIGHT DORSETT, 55 MARCHERE GRACE, 40 and brother of Fidel. The two bio's comments reflect his ira- shook hands with Fidel Cas- clear: "There are too many
Retired, Liberty City Receptionist, Miami leaders exchanged pleasant- maturity as a leader. It would tro (in 1959), and with Chair- leaders who claim solidarries for less than 10 seconds., have been inappropriate for man Mao (1972). Same goes for ity with Madiba's struggle for "He went "He was a courageous man Here in the USA, as if on cue, President Obama, or the lead- Newt Gingrich and Yasser Ara- freedom," he said, referring,
straight to who stood the torrent of criticism began. er of any nation, to confront fat (1993). President Obama to Mandela by his nickname,"
the top when for the rights Republicans were quick to another leader at the service has previously drawn criticism but do not tolerate dissent
he got out of of Africans." .denounce both presidents, for one of the world's true he- for' meeting with Moammar from their own people." This
prison." '"He "He stood by ignoring the context of their roes. Gadhafi in 2009, the same was the message that Castro
refused to let his principles brief interaction. Unfortu- The day was not about po- year that Sen. McCain tweet- needed to hear -- and he did.
anything stop and fought for nately these lawmakers dis- litical grievances. It was ed about hanging out with the Raul Reyes is an attorney in
him from mak- freedom." play ignorance of the subtle- about coming together de- dictator in Libya at his "ranch." New York. This column first aping a change." ties of diplomacy, a lack of spite grievances. Those who True, there is an unmistak- peared at USAToday.com.





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Officials question State's voting move
Miami Times staff report sites during last year's election been outspoken in his citi- U rban League of
and questions the state's move cism of the state's handling of
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) tb eliminate such remote loca- so-called election reforms, since Broward County
intends to meet with several of' tions. The directive, from Gov. it passed a law to reduce early
Florida's local elections super- Rick Scott and Secretary of State voting hours. Nelson also took
visors this week regarding the Ken Detzner, requires voters, to issue with the governor last
potential impact of a new direc- return their'completed absentee year when there were long lines B ro w ard 's U rb an
tive. from the state that some are ballots to their county's supervi- at the polls and the governor
viewing as an attempt at voter sor of elections offices thus DETZNER refused to extend early voting
suppression. He recently met eliminating the use by many hours. And earlier this year, he r o
with Hillsborough County Super- local supervisors of the so-called the state keeps trying to make it filed legislation with Sen. Barvisor of Elections Craig Latimer remote drop-off locations. That harder for people to vote," Nel- bara Boxer (D-CA) to reduce the to u n derp rlv legend
who, according to recent media could mean long drives and son said. "This is seemingly yet time voters have to wait in line reports, used 13 public librar- time-consuming trips, another attempt to do just that." to cast their ballot in upcoming. ies as absentee ballot drop-off "I just don't understand why The Florida Democrat has election. By John I. Cook

The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) was founded in 1975 as an affiliate of the National Urban'League. The
Legislature to require n whigh-schoolecnmcayBrwdCon.Udrthlaemnew mission of the organization is to help 'achieve social and
economic eiqualiy i Broward County. Under the leadernmonev course to grahEdDuatairosporivntaf te LC a
ship of President/Chief Executive Officer, Germaine Smithgotten the spto f major businesses and organizations
By Aaron Deslatte high school students. It comes ment. of Florida fundraiser Zachariah gon the supporttof major 'buern~s-es
on the heels of some studies No analysis on the bill's fis- Zachariah. Perry ofrBan fAmerica to'Judge Elijah willioas, 17th
TALLAHASSEE It may not suggesting students were not cal impact has been completed Lawmakers already passed a Circuit Court of Broward County. The ULBC's vision is
be enough to know economics prepared to handle their own yet, but the bill would lower bill last year requiring personal to be a catayst for chnein'Br0 ard andto achieve e, or physics anymore. Lawmak- finances when they the number of elec- finance standards to be taught status ofbeingon of hebest human serrie an oaizi os
ers want to make it mandatory left for college or en- tives students need in economics courses for high in Florida.
for high-schoolers to take a fi- tered the workforce. to complete from 8 school seniors, but the group's/ We will betheuprovd ofchoice f ur cust'r, the
nancial literacy course teach- "These are skills credits to 7.5 elective report back to lawmakers bloyer of choice for ouuer einvestntof
ing them how to manage money you do not have natu- credits, called for a stand-alone class. choice for our corp .....overnmnt and philanthropic
and protect their credit scores. rally. You have to be The bill (SB 212/ "It's very important that our coero and philanthropic
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-De- taught 'these skills," HB 367) 'is a rec- students not only learn calcu- pte admdo ingritanexencfr
Land, announced the bill Tues- Hukill said. ommendation from lus in school and read Shake- community asedonia ti ea la
day in the Capitol alongside a The House spon- a group called the speare, but also know how to '
cadre of business interests, in- sor, Rep. Heather Florida Council on manage their 401(k)," said Sen. initially opening its doors. Just two years ago, the office
cluding lobbyists for the Flori- Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Economic Education, Maria Sachs, D-Boca Raton. was located in an office building on West Broward Bouleda Chamber of Commerce and Myers, said students whose membership She added it was no coinci- yad. Wit o
Bank of America. were bombarded with SACHS includes Chief Finan- dence' that three female law- broke ground onthe Sunshine Health Community EmThe bill, part of a movement- way too much in- cial Officer Jeff At- makers were touting the bill. powermentCenter located just next door tothe Africancalled "The Money Course," formation" in existing courses water, former Miami Dolphins '"We all know that it is usual- Ameican Research Library and Cultural Center. The would require a half-credit, such as economics that cover owner H. Wayne Huizenga, ly the, woman in thehousehold. 'ULBC's four-prong strategy helps them provide essenial full semester financial literacy personal finance. She said the former Orlando-area U.S. Rep. that manages the money," she 'services to the community. The four prongs are Education, course starting next fall for class would be "easy" to imple- Lou Frey, and Republican Party said. Jobs, Housing and Health. Services range from assisting
first-time home buyers identify resources and save toward
their goal of home oiwneship to educational programs
which aim to ensure 'that the aforementioned populations
DCF revamps its safety-plan procedures avoid at-risk behavior and excel academically. The Urban
League-of Broward providesprgasucas"im
By Margie Menzel fire in July, Interim Secretary workers, Pennypacker said, and "That's not a safety plan," ,Prevention and Intervention," Project EMBRACE, which is
Esther Jacobo asked a Seattle- is testing in in 16 counties. The Pennypacker said. "That's a a three to six'month, diversion as a college A Florida senate panel got an based foundation, Casey Fam- computer, system won't allow a prescription for disaster." tour program. This is aimed at breaking the cycle of Black update last Tuesday from the ily Programs, to review the case to be closed if the plan is 'Additionally, the' agency is youth going from high school to the jail cell Procurement Department of Children and deaths and the state's response incomplete unless it moving 'to restore its practices. such as "AEIQU" enable participants to transform
Families about the progress to- to them. The remedies DCF is' is handed off to a case quality assurance arm, 'their lives and roles ii society by otainirig their OED and
ward fixing the state's welfare now testing were recommended' manager responsible which,lost 72 positions vocational credentials. The Homeownership Counseling
system. The remedies include by, Casey, according to Penny- for the next steps. "It's under Wilkins, and to and Foreclosure Prevention helps the participants looking
using two child-protective in- packer. closing the loop on that provide feedback in to buy their first home. The "I.D.A." Program (Individual
vestigators instead of one in "When you look at many of case, so that we don't real time to help inves- Development Account) not only aims to increase knowledge
cases and using technology the ,deaths that Caseyreviewed, just.go out,, do a safety tigators in their cur- "nd- a in th-10 Mmm b also provides
to prevent-, investigators from you Will see that a safety plan plan,' and walk away," rent cases, The rapid- a ,ath gs t
closing cases without ensuring was implemented or at least Pennypacker said. PENNYPACKER response team will start puhaeteir first continue post
proper follow-up,,DCF Assistant 'signed off on by an investiga- Neither will the new in January, Pennypacker cation or establish a small bin D ed
Secretary Stephen Pennypacker tor and a family and then approach permit child-protec- said. As to the dual-investigator Project TOTTS (Together Our Tots Thrive Survive) target told the Senate Children, Fami- the investigator would close' the tive investigators or case man- structure, it's also being tested y g 1 t n sp n
lies and Elder Affairs Commit- case," Pennypacker said. "There agers to take a parent's word as a pilot. program, and DCF-is STD and HIV prevention education and activities Iha.intee. DCF has been the focus of was no follow-up to that safety that a dangerous .environment sufficiently pleased with the re- Clude corpmunity outreach, nutrition seminars and worklegislative hearings for months, plan. That doesn't work. That will improve as when, for sults to ask for more positions, shops a'wel a chldirt edcat!n following a string of deaths of did result in some deaths." instance, a drug abuser vows according to Pennypacker. He children already known to the Now, DCF has incorporated to reform or a battere. spouse also said DCF trained more agency. After former Secretary a safety-plan template into its promises to leave if there is an- than 1,000 people in the new, David Wilkins resigned under technology for' child-welfare other violent episode. safety-plan requirements andSh u fast-food


FAMU gets off probation from hazing casew worker eats offnwge


Penalty was sparked in part by Last week, fast-food workers in 100 cities planned oneday walkouts to call for an increase in the federal minimum
Robert Champion death wage, which is $7.25 an hour. Comments from Facebook
are edited for clarity and grammar:
By Denise-Marie Ordway any follow-up reviews, offi- 1
cials said. Let's say the workers get their, raise. Then the restaurant inFAMU got off probation Robinson stressed, however, creases prices, and people begin to eat at home or Pack their
Tuesday, lifting a yearlong that FAMU must continue to lunches. The restaurant shuts down. Do some thinking about
penalty sparked in part by the monitor whether the changes consequences. .Dnnis Bailey
hazing death of Marching 100 put in place are working, indrum major Robert Champion cluding new rules aimed at Or the workers get the raise, and the corporation has to pay a
in Orlando. preventing hazing within the living wage instead of keeping excessive profits. Workers would
"While we celebrate, let's famed Marching 100. no longer need food stamps. As it is, taxpayers subsidize many
also remember we have to On Tuesday, the interim of these wokrs who do no eanalvng wage. Jarmes
keep up the good work that chancellor for thie State Uni- Keener !I++"' +",: .+ ..

interim President Larry Rob- "there is still important work : If ther was eal growth in.. '-ime=" + jobs :wiffi.. salaries..i:tldothsucme"FM vritSyemasntd that ..." +, ",- "
inson told university trustees to do" at FAMU but called the people cud'ive on, thehyo: would notbe seingpeople go on .
during a short teleconference accreditation decision "a sig- Robert Champion died after a brutal hazing two years ago. strikeset kep-their jobs' at fast-foodrestaurans. '- :Peter announcing the decision., nal of progress." interim employees. The uni- who start FAMU as freshmen Graham,., :. i):i+ i
Last December, the organi- The university system has versity has indicated those graduate within six years. ": ,:. ,i %')( "
zation that accredits FAMU been monitoring FAMU's work positions will not be filled placed the school on probation to fix the problems that led permanently until a new after discovering problems~ in to its probation. The Board 'president is hired to build hisfinances, student safety, op- of Governors, which oversees or her own senior manage- V1 i v .
erational "integrity" and lead-~ the system, recently praised ment team.
ership. FAMU's efforts. Robinson said changes will
Champion's beating death "From clamping down on follow whoever takes over as
after the Florida Classic foot- hazing, to reducing the num- chief executive officer.-*ball game in late 2011 raised ber of under-qualified stu- '"Much of what's important questions about whether dents who are admitted, to re- in dealing with the types of FAMU was providing a safe thinking certain operational issues we've dealt with is-
and healthy environment for and business practices, FAMU making sure the remedies students, agency documents is on a path toward greater are institutionalized beyond, show stability," Interim Chancellor the personalities of thosg who'
The Southern Association of Jan Ignash wrote in an email might come in and take the
Colleges and, Schools Commis- to the board. helm," he said. Name _________________sion on Colleges also had been Even so, a committee of SAC- Robinson also said now Address Apt.
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management at FAMU. The about whether the changes bation has been lifted, uni- Phone: Day -Evening
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]Kinder, gentler, hard-hitting reporting
Canjurn liss hlp ampdow ou overhead ublc cnvesaton?11JMIK of ideas that could help improve a
Can ouralits elptampdow ou ovrheted ublc cnvesatonfraught situation.
By Rem Rieder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords whose mis- dents Reagan and Bush II for be- One of life's many ironies -is
sion is pretty well summed up by ing dumb. that a conclave of journalists, in
Journalists are not exactly perL- t ae h oytrIsiue And the right's visceral hatred of a setting devoted to celebration
cieashrethsdasPoljournalism education outfit; and President Clinto adHlay a of the First Amendment, was off
after poll finds the public is soured the Newseum, the museum for off the charts, and kind of scary. the record. But the fact that the
on them, ranking them down to-nw inWsngoDCta But in the past few years, it seems -event happened, and the core valward the bottom of the list with hosted the event. The conveners as if we have plummeted to a new ues statement cobbled together
lawyers, congressmen, ax murder- assembled a strikingly smart, di- low. The sense among those who by the participants, weren't. And
er adoterlwlfe.verse and passionate group oflahhmta rsdn bm s~that document is an inspirational
It's no wonder. For years, Holly- journalists from both legacy news somehow an illegitimate president .~.remindrowhjunaim at
wood has loved to portray report- outlets and new-ei vetrsehstigeernasonig ee. ers as a cynical lot who would do representing a broad swath of age of antipathy. Even public officials /"~The statement decreed that jouranything for a story. groups, ethnic backgrounds, geo- who should know better feel free to nalists, among other things, must:
And in real life, major mistakes graphic bases and world views, say outrageous things about him. Seek and report truth and.
(jumping to bogus conclusions on Incivility in American public life Call it the 'You lie" era. Compound- f information founded in facts,
the D.C.-Navy Yard shooting and is a pretty big foe to tackle, and a inig all of this is the disappearing grounded in humanity and necesthe Boston Massacre bombing, 60 collection of 40 or so journalists, middle in both political parties. A isary to public function.'
Minutes' Benghazi fiasco) haven't no matter how perspicacious, is friend of mine recently described *"Hold the powerful accounthelped. Nor has the propensity of not likely to solve it in a few days. her husband as the last surviving able; challenge them to speak the
some outlets to go overboard on Even if the entire news media Rockefeller Republican. And just a -Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP truth and act with integrity; exonline linkbalt ranging from the tightened up their games (don't bet handful of conservative or centrist Reporters get copies of then-President Clinton's response pose wrongdoing and injustice." silly to the inflammatory, heavily on that), much more would Democrats remain in Congress. to the Starr reot "Create meaning; report facts
But a different, much more no- remain to be done, given the sheer The days when Reagan and rpL.in context with fairness, relevance
ble side of the profession was on amount of vitriol and paralyzing Democratic House Speaker .Tip of its key components, reflect this Then throw in Twitter, which has and significance." display at a conference this week, dysfunction that pervade our po- O'Neill, or Sen. Ted Kennedy, a bitterly polarized world. The ad- revolutionized, as it has so many None of this is revolutionary, of one that reflects the romantic be- litical life, liberal warhorse, and Sen. Orrin vent of right-wing talk radio, du- things, political reporting by dra- course. Cynics will no doubt deem
lief in their profession as a calling But you've got to start some- Hatch, a conservative stalwart, eling partisan cable combatants matically ramping up the RPMs. it a fantasy. And with the intense that often underlies the harder where. And make no mistake: could cut deals are as hard to re- Fox and MSNBC, digital aggrega- Now the gaffe of the moment, the pressure in today's newsrooms to
shell. The event was called 'In- today's civic ugliness is an oppo- memn'ber as a world without Face- tors and blogs that skew right and latest incendiary comment, goes move at the speed of tweet, it's not civility in the Media: Engaging nent well worth taking on. This book and Miley Cyr-us. Although left, have combined to give us echo viral in an instant, further poison- an easy creed to live up to. But the Journalists." It was put together is, of course, hardly a new phe- this week's budget accord may be chambers where people Who sim- ing the civic well. document is an important stateby the National Institute for Civil nomenon. President Johnson was a sign we are tiptoeing back from ply want to have their own views ,So back to the journalists. No ment of aspiration, and a valuable Discourse, an organization created vilified by the anti-war movement, the brink. reinforced, with, brio, can do just one at the conference brandished a reminder that journalism is more
in the aftermath of the shooting of Liberals loved poking fun at Presi- And the news media, or some that. silver bullet. But there were plenty than the morsel of the moment.



With filibuster threat goe Senate confirms two nominees

By Jeremy WA. Peters process as time-con- expected as the Sen- not an option. Like a Senate, For us to say Internal Revenue Service, John
suming and painful ate winds down before losing team using up, that's fine, business A. Koskinen. They also forced
WASHINGTON -'The Senate -as possible for Demo- its Christmas recess in. all its timeouts before as usual, is not some- the Senate to burn through all
slowly began working its way crats. less than two weeks,- the end of a game, Re- thing~ that -we could four hours -of mandatory dethrough a backlog of presiden- -'There's a price Democrats, who con- publicans have started possibly do." bate time on the nomination
tial nominees on Tuesday now that has to be paid trol the action on the to take advantage of- Senator Mitch, Me- of -Representative Melvin Watt,
that Republicans are virtually -when people 'abuse floor, have -decided to those -alternatives and IiConnell of Kenucy the North Carolina Democrat
powerless to block Iconfirma-& the rules, said :Seria use their new power to> vowed- on. Tuesday to the Re~publican leader, picked to head the Federal
tions, approving a once-stalled> tar Orrin G. Hatch, push through dozens of continue doin~g- so as -said flatly. -"If the nma- Housing Finance Agency. Often
judge to a powerful appeals -Republica of -Utah. MLLT presidential nominees long as they could. -- WATT J .ority can't be expect- senators will reach an agreecourt and a new director for "And l et's face it. MUET for everything from -"It's very -impor- -ed. to follow the rules, mnent to yield that time.
the 'Agency that oversees federal T-lhese g-uy~s have com-. high-profile positions tant that we do what then there -aren't any. Watt's nomination was ulti-home lending,. pletely obliterated the rules. like the secretary of homeland But Republicans, still seeth-.And so the tone was set for security to more obscure ones home the point, that theyr broke Republicans have -employed~ vote of 5 to 41. The nomination
ingovera.......er~ play- last --the finial days of the 2013 Sen- like ambassador to Albania. the rules," said Senator John several tactics already, includ- -of Patricia Ann Millett to. the
mnhby Democrats to -curtaily ate sesion, a period that prom-.But the two-century..old Sen- Mc~ain, Republican of Arizona. inhg one on Tuesday that forced --United States.Court of ~Appeals~
the filibuster significantly, have -ises -to be longer on acrimony ate rule book still offers the mi- "They have -basically violated the abrupt adjournment of the for the District of Columbia Cirsettled on a strategy for retri- than on productivity. nority party plenty of avenues everything I've known of as a -confirmation hearing for Presi- cuit also cleared the Senate, 56
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Boca Raton arrest in baseball scandal U C
South Florida adds-new twist in steroids sa a i would be very surprised
9 if this kid is involved," he said Man goes on car burglary spree
By Amy Shipley rest of Reginald St. Fleur, 20, of St. Fleur. "You don't commit
and Brittany Shammas of Boynton Beach, seems un- a burglary in broad daylight An alert neighbor helped police nab a man who was on a car-burglary
likely to have any direct impact in the parking lot right where spree early Thursday morning, officials said. With bolt cuttersrand a tool
Boca Raton police arrested on the suspensions the league you work. ... It's just common
a tanning salon employee this levied against 13 players, it be- sense." used for punching out windows protruding from his backpack, Harold E.
week and charged him with comes another curious chapter The documents handstealing the documents that set in the story of the documents written records of athletes' aloff the biggest performance-en- that Major League Baseball leged drug regimens from a with four counts of burglarizing a car, among other charges, according to a
hancing drug scandal in base- sought out, paid cash for, and now-defunct Miami anti-aging police report A resident of the 2700 block.f N...ea..20t. Court spotted
ball history, adding another then used to exact justice linic called Biogenesis firstU g
only-in-South-Florida twist to against players who allegedly garnered attention when a dis- CoronadoCruz rummagingpt.rouh a nighbor $ v:hioeace t: e
the seedy saga that led to the used banned substances. grunted Biogenesis employee afte 6 af, m e osAg, ,
suspensions of more than a A Major League Baseball of- leaked them tothe Miami New Si' qrpY
dozen players and threatens ficial reiterated to the Sunimes, a weekly newspaper Cruz just ef
to ruin the career of New York Sentinel on Thursday that the hat published a story in Janu- ,
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. league didn't know the docu- aUy. to the report after Coronado-Cruz consented to a search of the backpack
Rodriguez is facing a 211- ments were stolen when it REGINALD ST. FLEUR The report sparked. Major he was wearing police found' a stolernGPS system, camera lenses, cell
game suspension in part be- bought them. Baseball spokes-- Gary Jones. League Baseball's crackdown
cause of information Major man Pat Courtney said base- and ignited a frenzy "that al- phones lthsas ....
League Baseball gleaned from ball officials did not purchase MIAMI CLINIC legedly grew todnvolve private :
the -stolen documents, which them from St. Fleur and had no Miami attorney Alan, Soven, investigators, bags of cash, 3 ?.'
St.~~~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Flu, ugaie umwry 6rpLbryCt dollar store the league confirmed to the dealings with him. who is representing St Fleur, burglarized cars and various Giieh try tdoa
Sun Sentinel on Thursday Major League Baseball has said he believes his.client' is South.Florida characters seek- Miami Ph
it purchased last spring for publicly acknowledged ob- innocent, describing him as a ing ,'to profit frofm the do'cu- ........... Polic rtrse
$150,000. ainin the documents from "good kid" and sayiig- that the merits, according:to police and of an attempted Sorewhere o employees . nag.
Though Wednesday's ar- another, Soulth Florida man, crime doesn't add Ups-:i c-! ouirt records, J::!-;"! :
"to fight back against~their attackerih crimetook place on November
23rd atl'18 p.m ta Dollar Sreloai t_217 N.W. 62nd.Sre~~

Violent crime in Chicago dips -to a 40year low
money from 31-year-old Josue Moraes. As' he retrieved the money, the
Study is proof that city's gruesome :ii .... ie i~tP ~' ~i
Stu y i prof hatcit s rueomegunman struck Morales mnultipl times with 'the barrel of the gun.When he' reputation is undeserved, leaders say tii~~~i~;:i
repuatin i un eseredlea erssaybolted out, the f irst, gunman becamledistracted and Morales was able>
By William Spain rate since 1972, and lowest grab the gun: However, as they fought over the gun, Morales was' shotin! .homicide rate since 1967," he..ytiRo dahpsere,.
homiiderat sine 167, hethe leg. Another store employee, 20-year-old Roshawnda Shropshere, tried CHICAGO If the grimly reg- said.
ular tally of shootings provides The report, titled 48 Years to help Morales and struck the gunman with a pipe. He ran out of the store
plenty of grist for both the lo- of Crime in Chicago, examines mpty-handed.
cal and national media mills, the crime trends in the city. the reality of violence in Chica- Papachristos noted that while .... .
go may be quite different at Chicago has long been thought .' .. .......
least according to a study about of a bastion for criminals, it in Davie bank robbed, no injuries reported
toberlesd..fact ranks 19th in violent crime L ~ ~ '
to be released. factfA~ ranks 19hi iln rm A man wearing dark-colored clothing,.includin'g a hooded sweatshirt with
Crime in the city of Al Capone rates among large cities, on par and John Gacy has dipped to a with Houston and Minneapolis the brand "Everlast" emblazoned across thechest, is being sought by the
40-year low, said Andrew Pa- and below places like Detroit FBI in connection with a bank robberythat happened Monday.A Wells Fargo
pachristos, a criminologist and and St. Louis.
associate professor at Yale Uni- Even in New Haven, where Bank at 5830 S. University Drive in Davie was holdup at about 10:30 a.m,
varsity who conducted the re- Yale is located, "the rate'is high- -Photo: BrettT. Roseman the FB
search. Chicago officials aren't er than Chicago," he added. Chicago Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in missing their chance to seize on The Chicago Police Depart- the North Austin neighborhood on the city's West Side late, bank, showed a handgun and demanded money from an employee while
the data and tout the improve- ment -reports that there were ep m 90 cidnv
ment. 483 murders in 2012, a num- uay, September 7, c
This year alone, "Chicago ap- ber that has dropped to 392 so City leaders say the study as and that recent stepped-up law would not say how much money was taken. pears to be on track to have far this year. Overall crime is proof both that Chicago's grue- enforcement and social services both the lowest violent crime down 16%. some reputation is undeserved efforts are working.

























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Cheesy potato casserole-is a holiday favorite typically loaded
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Prep Time: 10 miinutes
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2 pounds frozen hash browns
1 teaspoon margarine
Cnwe cup chopped onion
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By Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda, Psy.D. .pected'that these activities will foster 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
happiness, friendliness, fellowship and 2. Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Spread hash
Q. What are the "holiday blues?" harmony. It is considered: "the best time browns on bottom of pan.
A. The holiday season is in full swing: shopping, cooking, of the year." However, this is can be an 3. In a large nonstick skillet, melt margarine over mediumplanning trips and cleaning in anticipation of visitors. Layer- unrealistic expectation in our society. high heat. Add onion and saut6 until clear.
ing those activities on top of a daily workload and family re- For some people, this time of year is a 4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cook about 5
responsibilities can be challenging. All of our thoughts and feel- catalyst for increased loneliness, stress minutes, stirring occasionally.
ings are heightened during this intense time of the year, and 'and even sadness. Combined with finan- 5. Pour soup mixture over hash browns in pan. Bake for 50they can bring stress and depression instead of happiness. cial pressures and too many commitQ. Wh~y am I depressed when this is supposed to be a AVELLANEDA ments, the dress may be intensified 60 minutes.
happy time of year? damaging self-reflection and reminders "......
A. The winter holiday season is filled with celebrations and of "happier times," before-the family quarrel or loss of a loved social gatherings for family, friends and cQ-workers. It's ex- P Please turn to COPING 9A .




Holiday stress vs. addiction,

By Nancy R. Pulido, LCSW, CAP MDFAC Women in recovery from alcohol or accompany her husband to weekly gatherdrug addiction is one such group. And ings with other couples. "I never had a The holiday season can be a stressful this time of year can be very stressful for problem with drinking before," Rosa said.'
time for all women. Many can be bom- them, as most holiday events include the But she realized there was a problem 4 barded by the all-consuming desire for serving of alcoholic beverages. when her husband of 20 years pressed
holiday perfection. They have to buy the The risk of relapse is very high during her for a separation. She decided to seek 4 "perfect" gift or plan the "perfect" party. this time of year, and it's important for professional help. Then there is the need to look our best women struggling with recovery to seek During counseling, Rosa realized that with the added stress of trying to keep counseling and stay connected to support she had a serious problem. Alcohol had that "perfect" figure to fit into that "per- groups. That's exactly what a 45-year- contributed to her leaving her job, sinking 4 fect" holiday outfit. All of that can be over- old, married mother of two, whom we will into depression, developing low self-eswhelming for those who can handle the call Rosa, did for the holidays. teem and losing interest in daily activities.4
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Multicultural coalition targets education, economic justice
person, the group was founded resources earmarked for schools
M iami citizens join 60 other cities in 7 on several key principles that in need go to more affluent
ofA J i, include: 1) the voices of the com- schools a kind of Robin Hood
N i D yomunity matter; 2) a demand for in reverse."
By 0. Kevin McNair tian Neighborhood Center and fully funded schools guarantee- Mari Corugedo, director, Hiskmcneir@miamitimesonline.com a DCEEJ member. "We are de- ing equity for those in the ur- panic Educators LULAC Counmanding that the State fully fund ban core; 3) a strengthening of cil, said Florida is spending too
A newly-formed group of par- public schools and programs k public schools thereby strength- much money on standardized
ents, teachers, students and that help our children. Too often ening local communities; 4) the tests that don't celebrate the
community members have today's emphasis is on unnatu- w importance of reconditioning unique skills of students.
teamed up to form the Dade Co- ral reforms like high-stakes test- local communities so that they "This Coalition is here to stay
alition for Education and Eco- ing and accountability systems recognize the importance of par- and our goal is to make Tallanomic Justice [DCEEJ] with the that divide communities. We be- ticipating in the political system hassee recognize that we mean
goal of demonstrating the con- live we have an opportunity 'to and voting in all elections; 5) business," Ingrain added. "We
nection between education and make [things] right, to turn the putting an end to the school- are hopeful that we can do right
economic opportunity. In their tide and to reach out to friends to-prison pipeline which dispro- by our children but that means
first press conference held ear- who believe in the promise of portionately impacts children of people will have to get involved.
lier this month, they announced public education. We reject the -Miami times photo/D. Kevin McNeir color; 6) helping children of color If we are willing to speak with
their platform as similar groups notion that our children cannot OM TE Members of ne Ma Dd .o. t state overcome not only the digital di- one voice we can show our politiin 60 other U.S. cities jointly learn or cannot pass standard- video but the "hopeless" divi cal leaders that those who don't
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participated in the National Day ized exams but those tests must and 7) ending the philosophy of support public education willbe
of Action to Reclaim the Promise be free of bias." parents and community leaders tural, and socio-economic lines winners versus losers in public sent home packing. Miami isa
of Public Education. 'i United Teachers of Dade who are demanding a new direc- to reclaim the promise of public schools. microcosm of America. Other
"Educational attainment has Piesident Federick Ingram said tion for public schools. "We come education and economic justice. "Education and economic jus- parts of the country are begialways been an issue dear to the the day of action and the form- from different cultural back- By working together we can up- tice go hand in hand," said D.C. ning to look like us with oiur heart of our community and it ing of the Coalition was not just grounds.. across Miami-Dade lift our public schools and make Clark, 'alumni President for Mi- rich diversity. If we can reclaim remains the key to upward mo- 'about one singular protest but County to show that we will no them the cornerstone of our ami Central Senior High School the promise of education for k11 bility," said Gepsie. M. Metellus, rather an example of a growing longer be divided," he said. "We 'community."' and a co-founder of the Coali- of our children, if we can make
executive director, Sant La Hai- movement of unions, educators, are coming together across cul- According to a DCEEJ spokes- tion. "For too long we have seen things right, anyone can."


NIGOP s inging a new melody .

The Miami Times prepares for massive makeover GPsniganwmld

MAKEOVER reporters to an enhanced lobyfrom 1924 to 1954, then in Lib- thebuilding was thehome o SHIFT The 2014 election cycle probcontinued from 1A .for customers, she says it be- erty City on' NW" th, Avenue General Capital Corporation, continued fro 1A ably represents Mr. McConnels
~last chance to regain the title of
came apparent that moving for aJ for a 12-year perioddand then to Reeves says that while cus S~lii ipase ovr tat eman an maority leader, and he seems
schedules and contend with brief period, while a little incon- our current location on NW 54th Rters may have to adjust t impasse over. that demand and maje a n seev
dust, stacks of papers and con- veint, would, ultimately allow' Street in 1967. ': Y- our new location, she an the the eventual Republican capitu- dtrie o oltcnev.
structionworkers in order to con- contraction to be completed in The iconic building, designed staff o Times wil ation damaged therstanding of tive activists spoil his chances.
tie s tetRepublicans. as well as Congress. His actions and comments both
has not beeninterrupted, even When the work is done next modernist architectand lorida customer service and to provid- te shu was the first publicly and privately since the
during war, since our founding spring, the newly-renovated of-' residents built 'in the mid-i a wely publication that time a group largely drove the shutdown have shown that le by H.E.S. Reeves in 1923. But as fices of The Miami Times will 20th century and has been continue to bear witness to ismuh e c t J val any 21st century work- lauded as one ofthe most beau- sues of importance to the Black towards something that was dis- interference from conservative Reeves, combed over blueprints space in the country. The fain- tifully and intricately designed community, advantageous," said one top Re- activists.
and made decisions on every-. ly-wned publication has only- commercial offices in Miami- Our phoe and fax machine publican Senate official. Just as important, Mr. Mc!:i !ii~i ilIn addition, some congressio- Connell does not want, to rrega
thing from modernized worksta- ebeens o in te olocationsj since it Dade Cunt Prio t being mberonge i- e t n to I-gan
tions and a work/ study rom for founing 2- fIit i Oerioin,' purchased by The Miami Timnes, 'addresses will remain the sae nal leaders are no longer will- the majority only to find hiri' >. ing to: remain silent to avoid an- self surrounded by conservative
tagonizing important political firebrands like Representative
partners. They have seen a clear Steve Stockman of. Texas, who
I c nicPitmanwaskno n fr m ntoingworersdownside to the rising influence is now challenging Senator John
Iconic Pittman was known for mentoring workers ow C orni tohe Neo. 2 Sentor o nu
of outside conservative organiza- Cornyn, the 2 Senate Repubtions that promote divisive pri- lican. Mr. Bo'ehner has proved
PITTMAN up with a resolution whenever he continues to provide thousands ville Progressive Masonic Lodge mary fights producing flawed that presiding over an ungoverncontinued from 1A : was confronted with problems:, of job: opportunities for local #510. He was a proud graduate candidates who lose winnable able majority is not an enviable
"The ILA has lost one of its most workers at PortMiami, loading of Booker T. Washington Senior seats to Democrats. job.
decades. He was considered a valuable and truly legendary of- and unloading cruise ships. High School, Class of 1952, and catalyst for the Union and as fibers in Clarence Pittman, Jr.," Mike Payne, who worked side iCentral State University in Wil .__ __
their top official, he led them in said Harold Daggett, by side with Pittman berforce, Ohio. ida 1bl
their commitment to providing ILA president in a re- as vice president of Pittman is survived by his Dealin w hol a lues
needed donations to their com- leased statement,. .'He the ILA "Ports; Coun- .wife Gwendolyn Wilar Pittman,. .. -...- .- -- munity. Pitmn -also-served-as was a champion to the-' 'cil of Florida, referred~ -six children, ':15 gre~ndchildren,r,! COPING familyy and friends.,
vice president' of 'the-South At- rank and file of the to49 his~ mentor as- the and two greatgrandchildren. He continued from, 7A Q. What~ can I do t~o feel betlantic and Gulf Coast District, ILA in South Florida "grandfather" of the leaves a legacy of love and com- ter?, Be creative and set realexecutive representative of the whom he represented Black longshoremen mitment for other tofollow. one. These feelings of loss, sep- istic goals and expectations,
International Longshoremen's with honor and dignity workers'. A fish fry was held in his hon- aration and grief can make it make the best of what you
Association AFL-CIO, was a for many years. And His 'organizational' or last Tuesday at the union hall' difficult during the holidays. have, don't break the bank, D o
member of the South Florida he was a personal inspiration to affiliations and awards include: in Overtown [816 NW Second Q. What are the symptoms of not over-indulge, stay busy, AFL-CIO and a member of the me due to his leadership quali- Mount Tabor Missionary Bap- Ave.]. Viewing was scheduled for the holiday blues? participate in your community
South Eastern Dock and Marine ties." ' tist Church, Greater Miami A. Wed., Dec. 18 from 5 10 p.m. at: Symptoms can include emo-andhelp someone else and look
Council. When Pittman became presi- Phillip Randolph Chapter, Co- the Double Tree Miami Airport tional sadness, anxiety, irrita- for support groups.
Described as a' gentle, deci- dent of the ILA in 1982, he took alition of Black Trade Unionists, & Convention Center, 711 NW bility and physical symptoms Victoria 'Bustamante Avellasive leader, Pittman's colleagues over as only the third president National Association for the Ad- Seventh Street. Funeral services such as headaches, changes 'in *neda, Psy.D., is a clinical psypointed to his professionalism in the Union's 77-year history. vancement of Colored People, will be held at the same venue sleep patterns and conflict with chologist at Jackson Behavioral and his ability to always come The ILA, both then and now,' 5000 Role Model and Browns- on Thurs., Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. Health Hospital.


_u pesntton.ai meetins _Beware of temptations at Xmas
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TOUR, therefore cannot get their lives similar. The DBCF is a political despite him being just 10 days continued from 7A confidence in her ability to
continued from 1A bacK on track are just a few ex- organization that's called to eo- away from graduation and having manage her life. The state of
aimnples. Florida currently stands ". power people who in turn raise already fulfilled all of his academic "Even my children voiced her appearance and marriage Church. About 50 people attended 'on the wrong side of history and their collective voice and tell their requirements. N.J. Gilbert was has also improved, and she
along with State Representative many in Tallahassee have been elected officials that they will and critical of City and County policies dismay and shame about n ay,
Cynthia Stafford, State Represen- ignoring our cries for help. When must work and speak on our be- that continue to either eliminate friends Rosa now admits work. tative Perry Thurston, who recent- we're done collecting these testi- half." or give very few opportunities to fr id a n o mits, wo.
ly declared himself as a candidate monies and take them to the Capi- When members of the commu- qualified Black contractors. With guidance from her Avoid the people, places for Florida Attorney General, and tol it will be proof positive that our nity were invited to share their Garcia pledged his contin- counselor, Rosa began to and things that cause you Congressman Joe Garcia, along laws and policies are oppressive stories, their testimonies varied ued support to the efforts of the learn how to manage crav- stress and that you associate with a representative from the of- and need to be changed." both in terms of topic and sever- Florida Speaks Tour while Staf- ings and identify the triggers with drinking and/or drugs, fice of Congresswoman. Frederica ity. Here are just a few examples. ford emphasized the importance and stressors that drove her when possible.
Wilson. DBCF STEPS UP ITS GAME Carolyn Wilson talked about of every story being shared and urge to drink. With the help Jackson Behavioral Health
"This tour came out of the injus- "What's happening here in Mi- those who suffer from mental ill- chronicled, of her family, she cleared her Hospital offers variety of
tice we witnessed in July when the amni-Dade County, that is viola- ness regularly having their civil "In year's past we marched and home of alcoholic beverages. behavioral health services for murderer 'of a 17-year-old Black tions of citizens' civil rights, is rights denied. Steven Carroll al- held sit-ins," Crespo said. "Now we She also realized that simple children, adolescents, adults youth [Trayvon Martin] was al- occurring throughout the State of leged an incident of false arrest. may need to add lawsuits to our atvte eevr fetv n eir. eas rvd
lowed to walk away scot-free," Bul- Florida," Crespo said. "Some may and his frustration over local p0- ist if we want to invoke real and in helping to manage her a variety of support groups lard said. "We are sick and tired of' think things are happening in iso- lice not being: held more account., positive change. Too many of us cravings. Rosa began work- for patients and their famibeing sick anct tired. This tour is lation but they aren't. We have! abeto the public.KevinPersaudi, are'stilswtg on the sidelines." 'ing on puzzles and created lies. For more information, about doing something substan- ready 'held similar town hall meet- a University of Floida enigineering' "The'next 'st6p for the tour will a space .in her house for the call 305-355-7147. tive and recording hundreds of ings in Manatee County, Sarasota' student, said he was attacked by be Volusia Counity in early 2014. activity., Nancy R. Pulido is a licensed
untold stories- homeowners who Count, Orange County, and the 4, others because of. racial discrini- Their 'state convention is ched- As, a bonus, she decided clinical 'social worker and cerhave been victimized by predatory Panadle covering Escambia, .nation, and then :he was charged uled for May! 2014. For more in- to use h~er new skills to help tified addiction professional lending and ex-offenders who can- Santa Rosa and Okaloosa coun- !by localipolice. The University also .:formation, goi to www.democrat- her. part ways with another with specialties in recovery
not get their rights restored and :ties. Their testimiories; are often: :refused 'to grant himhis diploma icblackcaucuS org. harmful habit smoking. To- and trauma.
South Africa pays its final respects to former president Mandela

MANDELA 'the former statesman in a moving as planned, looked over the assembly in tlle
continued from lA 'tribute, recalling the ex-president Mandela's coffin was eventu- white marquee from behind 'a
as a "tall, healthy, strong man, ally lowered into the ground just bank of 95 candies, representing
incudngseio Sut Arianof ...the boxer, the prisoner who easily before 12:45 p.m,. local time While each year of his life. His casket,
ficials,inldveterans of tthe fight against~ :wielded pick and shovell" Kathra- a military bugler: played the "Last draped in the national flag, was
white rule, and foreign diplomats, asi that MnIdela "was my el-. Post Tht a followed by Rv placed onacarpet' of cow skins
including U.S. Ambassador Pat- der brother" As he finished speak-' .eille:"I. below a lectern where, speakers
nick Gaspard. Britain's Prince ing, Kathrada said:" "My life is in a Earlier, Mandela's portrait delivered eulogies.
Charles, entrepreneur Richard void, and I don't know who to turn -----____Branson, former Zimbabwean to." Kathrada choked back tears b
prime minister Morgan Tsvangi- during the eulogy.. '.
ra and Oprah Winfrey were also In keeping with tribal :tradition, A
among those who made the trip: Mandela's body was expected to ~
The songs and speeches in the be buried at noon, "when the sun >
tent ceremony were broadcast on is at its highest and the shadow Holiday Specials
big screens in the area, including at its shortest," Cyril Ramaphosa,
at one spot on a hill overlooking deputy leader of the African Na- Reae Sewing Wash Big'
Mandela's property. tional Congress, said during the & Treatment Weave & Treatment Brailds
Meanwhile, inside the tent, -AFP Photo / Pool11 Odd Andersen ceremony. However, the service .--$30"- .'
Ahmned Kathrada, Mandela's close The coffinl of South African former president Nelsonl Mvandela ran late, causing a 21-gun salute .:N i L friend and afellow prisoner at Rob- to take place in South Africa's 13 N
ben Island for 26 years, eulogized is seen during his funeral ceremony in Qunu on December 15. capital Pretoria instead of Qunu, .. .. ....




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A pastor, mentor and

great trainer retires

Mclntyre leaves selected, to replace McIntyre
f ,.is Rev. Brandon Jones, the pastoring but will son of Lisa Frazier and LeA century o0 coninroy Jones, who is not only a
continue God's work preacher but also the Minister of Music at Pilgrim Rest M.B.
service, sisterhood By Gigi Tinsley Church. It all begin with Rev.
Faith and Family editor Jones rendering music at
gtinsley@miamitimesonline.com Union Grove M.B. Church the and scholarshi third Sunday of each month
aslhRev. Marvin James Mc- for a long period of time.
thirdmSudayaofbechcmont
By Gig! Tinsley used much can be accom- Intyre, Sr. a very reserved, dis- McIntyre said, it afforded him
Faith and Family editor polished Maud Newbold, the ciplined, calm, "Christ-influ- the opportunity to monitor
gtinsley@miaiitniesonline.com organizer, first president of enced," 78 year-old pastor is the young man and concluded
the Dade County Alumnae leaving that career to take on that "what I saw was a young
The grand chapter, Alpha Chapter organized Jan. 10, a more "evangelistic one." He man who loves the Lord and
Chapter of the Delta Sigma 1981 and General Centennial says, "I am leaving the pulpit/ has a heart that is in line
Theta Sorority Inc was Chairperson, said. "we knoW pastoral part of the job I have with the characteristics of the
foundedJan 13, 1913 by the value of unity and the proudly done for 33 years but Lord's."
22 collegiate students on the strength it can garner." will always be a spokesperson McIntyre was born in Cairo,
campus of Howard Univer- The local as did the nation- for the Lord." GA. and in 1956 at the age
sity Many of those same al Centennial Grand Finale The young man, personally Please turn to MCIn TYRE 2B
Nio-ifime wereamoncg the first' Committees placed great
Blc oe~oji the emphasis on "Sisterhood,
Women's'Suffrage March Scholarship and Service" in D r.B arrau, M .D .: So *
down Pennsylvania Avenue in honoring commuunity ser~FL Chapter' hosts gala
WDshin-ton, DC.. ants, scholarship supporters
"One hundred years ago, and special sorors who have FL L-h sg
those women realized that -impacted the' sorority 'sinceByGgTnsydowecnbom cleri
when collective strength is Please turn to DELTAS 2B By Gigi Tinsley do, we can become closer in
Faith and Family editor our efforts."
-MiamiTimesphotos/Jerome gtinsley@miamitirnesonline.com The AMHE Association of
Haitian Physicians Abroad
"I believe the Iaitian doctors (AMHE), South Florida Chapand African Ameri- ter [a registered
can doctors are too non-profit organizadistant in their pro- tion] has hosted 26
fessions, social ac- galas to assist phytivities and in their sicians in-training
communities. Hope- at the State Univerfully, beginning with sity Hospital in Porta combined knowl- au-Prince, Haiti. On
edge of professions Sat., Dec. 21 at the
and socializing we Westin Diplomat Hocan become closer," tel in Hollywood, the
Barrau said. local Chapter will
"Most African DR. CARMEL BARRAU host their 27th An4 4American doctors nual Fundraising
are not aware that there is an Gala and all funds, in addition association of Haitian physi- to assisting the students in cians. Hopefully, by letting Haiti, will go towards a weekly
-them know what we do and health education radio show
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By Gigi Tinsley Of 105..
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gtinsley@miamitimesonline .com met and married her only boy- 4".
friend, Asa Patterson. They person of-: th y a
Born in Miami on Feb. 7, adopted her uncle's daughter
be 100 years-old on Feb. 5, woman on a plane trip from AssociatLd Pres
2014. She is the only child of Miami to Bimini. She left a'~~' >.
the late Lillian and Timothy son, Christian, whom Dorothy ',;: Time magaie selected Pope Fa~i sisPr
Farrington. Though Dorothy, raised as well. When ChristiansoofteYalatWdsasyigheChat birth weighted twelve and was a young adult, he died in a licChrhswlaer ha hagdth00t j
one-half pounds, today at 99, tragic death and left two sons. etion of te 200yearod ntiuloEihaa
"She has a nice little body Patterson credits her moth- xtraordiayway in a shor im.Tepe
shape and has a bundle of en- er with introducing, her to the ." beat out NSA leaker Edwar nwdnfi
ergy, a good mind, and" loves Christian faith. In 1973, after thde distiction, which tenw agzn
to dance.," Dr. Dory Lingo, the attending several methodist has been givig each yearsince 972h
Hospitality Ministry President and baptist churches, she was 'former Argentine Catrdial Jrg ro
of the Church of the Open Door invited to attend the Church of '\ Bergoglio was electedin mMarhm h
U.C.C. said. The sa~ne church DOROTHY PATTERSON the Open Door by Rev. Dr. Cur- fi .rst !pope from LatnAeic h
where Patterson is a member tis McDowell, whom she met first Jesuit. Since taigove tteVt
of. cause her father was a sea- at an event at Church-by-the 2 ican, he has tirged the Calc Ciuch
Patterson's grandparents man. When Dorothy grew up, Sea. She has been an active '"not to be obsessed-with "smil-wn
were the late Rachel and she went to live with her aunt member ever since. Patterson '..r.s"adt.epaie op~io1ori
Thomas Rolle. They were the and uncle in New York and at- speaks fondly of special people condemnation in deahaslingcowithationihye g~th
parents of seven boys and one tended City College there for in her life and among them are ics like abortio, gays aid coraepifi
girl. That girl. was Patterson's three years. She returned to several "heart strings" at the ....: 1 ,: : ., He has denounced the world's*iplt~
mother, Lillian. The fam-ily Miami to care for an Uncle Ivan Open Door. ;&: ::' !..,> ". .. Please turn to FRtA1NCI
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Pope Time's top person in2 .5.....

FRANCIS spiritual values in the interna- bodies one of the values of a
continued from B tional media. church that's more mission"The Holy Father is not look- ary, closer to the people, more
of money" and the "global scan- ing to become famous or to re- austere, more in keeping with AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Mt. Tabor M.S. Church
dal" that nearly 1 billion peo- ceive honors," said the Vatican the gospel," Toto said. "He had Metropolian A.M.E, Church Rev. George E. McRae
ple today go hungry, and has spokesman, the Rev. Federico the genius of knowing how .Reop. Vernon C. Miller 1701 NW 66 Street 305-693-0820
charmed the masses with his Lombardi. to express this sense of the 1778 NW 69 Street 305-696-4201
simple style and wry sense of "But if the choice of Person of church and hopefully his way humor. His appearances draw Year helps spread the message of being will catch on with oth- Second Canaan M.S. Church
tens of thousands of people of the Gospel a message of er political leaders, business AFRICAN ORTHODOX DENOMINATION Rev. Jeffrey Mack
and his @Pontifex Twitter ac- God's love for everyone he executives, sports figures. His St. Peter's African Orthodox Cathedral 4343 NW 17th Ave. 305-638-1789 count recently topped 10 mil- will certainly be happy about leadership is inspiring." Bishop George W. Sands
lion followers, that." Besides Snowden, Time had 4841 NW 2nd Ave. 305-759-0314 Walking in Christ MB Church
"He really stood out to us as It was the third time a Catho- narrowed its finalists down Rev. Larry Robbins, Sr.
someone who has changed the lic pope had been Time's selec- to gay rights activist Edith ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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tone and the perception and tion. John Paul II was selected Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God the focus of one of the world's in 1994 and John XXIII was of Texas and Syrian President Rev. Leonard S. Shaw
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tra6rdinary way," said Nancy In Argentina last Wednesday,. President Barack Obama was Christian'Tabernacle Center
Gibbs, the magazine's manag- Padre Toto, one of. the many Time's selection for 2012. Time BAPTIST Ministries
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New Union Grove M.B. Church
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2905 NW 62nd St. 305-836-4839 Apostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis
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New Canaan M.B. Church
Rev Paul West, Sr.' New Life Family Worship Center
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Greater St. James MB
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Ebenezer United Methodist Church
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Rev. Harold Marsh 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413
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The oldest Open Door Founders (L-R): Dr. Enid Pinkney, Dorothy Patterson and Marie Faulkner Brown.


Patterson: "I don't feel my age"

PATTERSON her good health and reports home with her nephew, Kel-a
continued from 1B she occasionally takes an as- son. a 51
pirin," Lingo said. "She wakes At 99,,years of age, PatterBorn into a family of musical up in the morning thinking son is the oldest member of St. Peter's African Ortalent, music is very important she can jump out of bed like the church of the Open Door. n The Episcopal Church Role Models of Excel- thodox Cathedral invites
to Patterson. a 16-year-old only to discover "She still sings in the Chancel of the Transfiguration will lence Foundation cordially the public to join them on
Two of her uncles, who cur- she is, 99 and not 16. Only Choir, reads the scripture dur- have its A Blue Christmas invite you to participate in a trip to the Hdly Land in rently reside in England, are recently, he doctor gave her ing service when requested to Service Wed., Dec. 18 at 7 the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Orlando on Sat., March 1, professional musicians. She medication for a minor prob- do so and is a bright, bouncy, p.m. '' Luther King, Jr. Unity Schol- 2014. Call 305-638-0106.
spoke of the wonderful voice lem.' cheerful lady who speaks her 'rship Breakfast Mon., Jan.
of Bonita North who recently Patterson has a huge col- mind, Lingo' added. "Pastor ge St. Peter's A.O.C.'s 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Jun- New Day In Christ insong her favorite song 'How lection of angel figurines and Willis has named her 'Mother Nurses Guild will sponsor a gle Island Treetop Ballroom vites the community -to a Great Thou'Art. "I have al- her favorite color is purple. of the Church." yard sale at the church ev- 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail.. free Mind, Body, and Soul
ready requested her t sing at She has' a great admiration for "The.Lord has been good to ery Sat., until Dec. 18th be- (305) 995-2451 ext. 2 Enhancements;' self-immy funeral," 'Patterson said. President Obama said Lingo me," Patterson said."I've lived ginning at 8 a.m. Call305- provement cas andZumba
m 310-0855. 0 Shades of Rhythm will Fitness. Call 305-691-0018.
"She sings like an angel, soft. and is happy to have seen the a good life.' When my time host a family New Christmas
and gentle.?' election of an African Ameri- comes, I'l be ready, but I have I-St. Matthews C.M.B Concert featuring -the .sen A Mission With A New
"Patterson thanks God for can President. She shares her to say, I don't feel myage.' Church of Coconut Grove, sational A'dore on Dec. 21 Beginning Church WornFL will celebrate as they from 7-9 p.m. at the African en'sDepartment provides
lar u a tsu'bI7)render pre-Installation and Heritage Cultural Arts Cen- community feedings. Call' BarI au wa nts uniiy am ong Black. installation services to in- ter. Call 786-470-7334 786-371-3779.
stall their newly appointed .
BARRAU to community health fairs in brothers and sisters in atten- pastor, Rev. Willie F. Ford, 0 C.A.P. [Caii'A Pastor]- 0 Bethany Seventh-Day
continued from IB Miami-Dade and Broward in dance," Barrau said. "Working Jr.. Thurs., Dec. 19 Friday, cordially invites you to' their- Adventist Church hosts
collaboration with other orga- together, we can change many- Dec. 20 at 7:30 and con- -first Appreciation Award bereavement sharing groupthat provides culturally sensi- nizations; support to Haitian negative things in this world. cude with an installation Ceremony to honor C.A.P. meetings, every 2nd Suntive health information to Hai- American youth groups in- and health should be primary, service on Sunday, Dec. 22 members and Partners for day from 3-4 p.m. Call.305tians in their native language; evolved in community activities beginning with the poor and, at 4 p.m. 'heir dedication and support 634-2993. scholarships to students in throughout Miami-Dade; and disenfranchised both here and on Dec. -27 from 6-9:30 p.m. .
underserved areas interest- provision of health education in Haiti." i New Covenant Pres- at the Liberty Square Com- 0 Street Evangelist Outed in a career in the medical 'and screenings of prevalent To contact.Dr. Barrau, presi- byterian Church invites unity Center. Call 786- reach Ministries will confield; support to the under- diseases. dent of the local group of phy- ductfree person c
insured patients for medical "This year, we would love to sicians, go online to http:// ie :exchange program Sun. on: ,'br evangelizin wihu
and health services; support have more of our American www.amhefiorida.org. Dec. 22 at 4 plm. Call 305- 1 God's Servant Min-fear..'Call 786-508-6167.
________________________________________________________ 823-4588 or 305-638-0794.'a istry- invites you to attend
*a tl 1o k for thTo d",.. a Free Prison Seminar on U Free'dem To Dance
iviinisier L stl v.r~ Io e LO 5000 Role MOdels of Sat., Jan. 11, 2014 at the -students need hlprhs
_____________ Excellence Project Mi- Beautiful Temple of God ing [boys .and girls] liturgia mi-Dade County Pub- 9 a.m.-12p.m. Call.,Rever- cal and dance uniforms. Call MCINTYRE I met my wife, Robbie, of 50 Senior High School] and that lic Schools -and .the 5000 end James Gray to RSVP'" 786-277-1656.
continued from lB -plus years.', was among the many bless"I had no intention of mar- ings we received from the D l a a k l O y a s o e v c
of 2land two days before rying Marvin,' Robbie Mc- Lord," McIntyre stated.. Thanksgiving, he and two of Intyre said, "I' thought tell- McIntyre spoke about many D la a k 1 0 y a s o e v c
his friends left GA to come ing him I had five children "firsts' he experienced as a f ato FL to pick oranges. "We he would move," she laughed ther and a pastor "and I thank' DELTA -.current President Karen Wig- gave the invocation. were tired of working' on the and added, they have been God for all of them.", continued from lB gins, was a history lesson in Total Praise was liturgically
farms and wanted to come to together ever since [55 years] McIntyre married Robbie -'' itself,' said Courtney "Cookie'- performed by the Edwin HolFL and 'earn a lot of money,' -and he .is the same now as he and instantly became the fa-' its inception, Newbold said. Hall, an early arrival., land Dance Ensemble; the Mclntyre said. Their first stop was then. The Mclntyres are ther of five. He was one of the On Sun., Dec. 8th at 5 p.m., She stated, I didn't miss occasion and History by Newwas in Bartow, FL and they the parents of eight. individuals who helped break-. The Dade County Alumnae any of the program and was ,bold and a lovely selection by
spent their first night in Pom- The 'young men hung out down the barriers that pas-- Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta very impressed with how mis- the Centennial Choir, directed pano Beach, with relatives of Overtown on their days off. tors had in many churches Sorority, Inc. hosted its "most tresses of ceremonies: Beverly by Ingraham. his friends. They begin to meet young peo- stopped women from speak- impressive' grand finale at E. -,Nixon, chairperson; Renee 'The honorees in "Sisterhood'
The first job they got after ple who became their friends ing from the pulpit. the historic St. Agnes' Episco- S. Jones and Marsh Jack- were: Aletha Butler, Juianita A. arriving in Miami was at the and wanted to have a place He carries a busload of con- pal Church in the City of Mi- man, co-chairs "were elegant lane, Martha C. Day and PanRoney Plaza Hotel. "We felt their friends could drop by gregants to Sumpter, S.C. an- amni. Hundreds of local 'Delta in-their attire and smooth and' sy Williams; "Scholarship:' like children at Christmas- when they were not working. nually, where he and his wife sorors also attended national showed much finesse in the Alexis G. harris, John L. Gay, time,' said McIntyre. "Not They could not do that in the offer their newly built home, events. Impacting the entire Way they kept the program and the Honorable Audreyr M. only did we have a job inside rooms allocated for employ- tents and 33 acres to them Centennial 'Celebration were moving.7 Edmonson; and for "Service:'
a clean, nice hotel, we had ees at the hotel. They wanted 'while they attend what is now the Deltas who lighted the The prelude renditions were The Miami Times, the Honorluxur-y of receiving three free their own place in the city. .called their "Homecoming globe in a "Torch Relay' tray- by Michael Smith of St. Agnes' able Dorothy Bendross-Mindmeals a day and if we want- "We met a lady whom I soon Service Weekend.' ling to 22 cities throughout and Ingraham while The Rev- inga11 and Miami Dade College
ed to, could stay overnight referred to as my second mom- McIntyre said, "I ran away the U.S. erend Father Denr-ick Eph- Medical Campus. The Honorin rooms made available for ma, Ms. 'Mattie Baker, who of- from the farm when I came "The Processional that in- riam Rolle, the fourth Rector able Wendell M. Graham was some employees. Our next job fered me a place to live. She to FL and now I am running cluded Charter Members, of St. Agnes' Church and Wig- -inducted into the Centennial W4as even better. It was at The had a large house between six back to the farm whenl I go honorees, and Chapter Presi- gins gave very warm greet- Club before the Greek Medley Fountainbleau Hotel on Mi- ave. and six ct. on 13th St. to live in Sumpter and watch dents, beginning with Ms. ings to all in attendance, after and Candle Light Ceremonies ami Beach. That was where [near Booker T. Washington nature at work..' Newbold and ended with the Zandra Rucker and Ingraham were done.









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care about sign-ups
-qudruple

caregivers Criticssay pace of enrollments still

r ulag to reach target Of 7 million

Many must balance aging parents lte a to mi
and work H LBy Kelly Kennedy H L CARE
WASHINGTON The surge in ENROLLMENT
By Maria Mallory White a division of Hospice by the health insurance enrollment in November proved
Sea Inc., is working tobetter November lifted the spirits of federal more fruitful than OcMarjorie Cazeau's 90-year- understand and serve, which officials Wednesday, but industry tober for those choosold father came to live with includes baby boomers carig e sni hih ing plans on state and
her three years ago. Frederic for aging parents and the so- ep
enrollments comes from a huge pool federal exchanges
Prampin had worked in a New called "sandwich generationof customers who are eligible for subJersey hospital until he retired adults ages 46 to 65 who are sides to buy insurance butwho have
at 65. often supporting parents and not used the exchanges. 227,478
Though her father, a former children. The government quadrupled its
professional soccer player "They supply a large amount enrollment numbers from October
in his native Haiti, remains of support, both to individu- e"""' to November, with 364,682 people
active and in relatively good als, to their family members, to Novesi ed r hth n.surae
health, Cazeau devotes untold and sometimes they may be O through either the federal or state
time and energy looking after [supporting] neighbors," said exchanges, officials announced
him and working full-time Paula Tietjen, executive direc- Wdeay
as a program assistant at tor of long-term care at United <: Butwhile 1.9million peopleW.sa
Florida Atlantic University. Healthcare Community Plan of B "h'l\1L m
!? ,, ....checked their eligibility for enroll"I'm the only [sibling]- here Florida, which partnered with "c k t eb f n
oy~ g rep.' meantt in either the federal or state
to take care of him. It's hard," Aloesea and provided $10,000 -okdx e nrn s
sai Caeau 46 tofun th wok. -Photo: Mark Randall exchanges,, only 47 percent of state
sald Cazeau, 46. to fund the work. :apiat n 1preto eea
Cazeau is among a subset Aloesea anonymously Marjorie Cazeau and her father, Frederic Prampin, 90, who applicants and41 percent of federal
applicants in the first two months
of the local workforce Aloesea, Please turn to CARE 4B lives with her. were eligible for financial assistance.
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pool of potential customers who may
RECENT CHANGES enroll in insurance in the coming
S ts CALIFORNIA:InOctober Demo- weeks and months, said Matt Eyles, 7
scratkic Gov. Jerry : sign ed the executive vice president of Avalere
rrHomeCare ServicesConsumer Pro- Health, a health advisory company.
tection Act Beginning in 2016, this "We expect a much higher proporr l s oh oe c r i e s law will require the regulation and tion of people who enroll in plans to
licensing of home care organizations. qualify for subsidies," he said. "It's Total federal gIt also requires background checks, a still at less than 50 percent for the 137,204
Some-lack good ,.." .. "
.S m -ak-od minimum of five hours of entry-level states and 40 percent for the feds.
string and registration for hole taean40prntfrhld.
tre aid train f The expectation is that it would be
training or proper caead applicants
between 80 and 90 percent."
screening for jobs IOWA: In April, Republican Gov. Ter- "It could be that those are the
M ry Branstad signed a bill that includes people who are hard to reach," Eyles,
a mandatory study of background said, referring to the people who are
ft alga Hajishengallis checks for home health workers, says eligible for .subsidies. "There's a big
Joshua Ewing, a policy specialist for
Concerns over the loose regu- the Health Program at the National opportunity there."
lation of some home care work- Conference of- State Legislatures. People who make less than 400
ers isleadig several states to The study, which wi bedby e percent of the federal poverty level,
cer ils aimsederl at nres- Department of Inspections and Ap-' or $94,200 for a family of four, are
consider bills aimed at increas- peals will lokat bckgound ceck- eligible for subsidies to help pay for dea
ig oversight and requirements improvements and requirements for-: e
for this workforce. certain providers.of home heath, in- their insurance. In some states, such 2
Measures being considered as Kentucky, the differencesiweae "~ '
include establishing m y stark, with 75,008. qualifying for November
inclueesabli g mandatory are not subjectc i to -tate certification, enolet with aistinc and October
training, hours, and requiring :27,003 qualifying for financial help.
background checks for these KENTUCKY: Kentucky. currently Please turn to HEALTH 4B Services Department
workers, as well as the licens- has the Kentucky Applicant Registry
ing of home-care agencies. -Photo: Cara Owsley and Employment Screening Pro-8
Bernie Vonderheide, president Debbie Corder, a caregiver, left, and Dolly Gregory look at old gram (KARES), which is a voluntary :
and founder of Kentuckians for photos Oct.16 of Gregory from when she was a firefighter in fingerprint-supported state and FBI R port: i m ilion u
Nursing, Home Reform, says t background check program for longthit c complaints about home 1970s. Corner comes to the Gregory's home three times a term care employers. Keri sRich-n
health workers- often related to week to help with light chores and health care needs. ardson, communications director of lon care es
the office of Democratic Gov. Steve-:.. : :'": '
their questionable background asking them to do something the general public" regarding Beshear, sa s the governorvsueports moslyolderthan 65) use
-seem to be increasing by the about this, he says..r sttTnheea gnis ht:eha~as'h gvro uprs'rJat counts msl le hn6)ue
I s stateand federal agencies that legislation that will make this manda- services of a long-term care
year. Lawmakers are becom- Vonderheide says there is a regulate this workforce. He says tory and that this legislationais still be-. poviderlastyearaccording aware that constituents are "building resentment among Please turn to RULES 4B ing drafted.: people who use g todthe frst-ever compifaczilities not lation of federal data profil... ... ... ... ...................... ............................................. ..... -......... t.... l to ff d r ld t r fl
facilitiem. the tes of provinces
I .. famil inteUSA and the people>::
II~ d s p l a d ~ n d~""":~ ~ ; '~'"~- B S aro Jyon,:' The report,- released.
o n scho l I :,Thursday, is based on th e
u n lo a d ": ~The first-evercompilton... National""" Study of Long-.
u n o d o n s h o l' ~ ~ ~ ~ '"" of federal data profiles fie Term Care Providers," a new
lsoing-term, car efo by the Natio nal
""'.'"':; ~ ... poies in 2012 Center for Hat
;About 58,500. 300/0 Statistics to get a
caf tera l nch s lng-ermcar ~ Q%" better handle n
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Online campaign asks students the fiv grops in- be diagnose wih ie trnds. =
question: Eat it:- or toss it? "cdin nusing Ah: mes ieae "Most tin of
scollnhs a rdcdhomnes and adult or emni. nursing homes,
By Greg Toppo scollnhs a rdcdday) services, among but because the
an upeeetdpeek 58,50 0 entities and long-term care mnA .celiphone camera can be their world. Students, most of nearlyl1.5 million nursing dustryhas evolved over
a dangerous thing. Just ask a them teenagers, have ,uploaded -Photo: Steven Senne, AP -emplo2yeesand the people the past 30 years, nursing
school cafeteria worker. more than 7,000 photos of food Stdnsa h arc oi coli otnsRxwho use'them. homes are still the major-:
Aine onliet camgppaein e- seekscho oethpatbury neighborhood eat free lunches consisting of a sandwich More than 8 mllon player in long-term care
sigedto etyoug eope n- ewwees.people (mostly women and' :'Please turn t:o RE PORlT 4DB terested in the quality of their Please turn to KIDS 4D with meat, a vegetable dish, a piece of fruit-and milk on Sept. 4. .





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Students use cell phones, internet to rate me als Dementia patients led group

KIDS Mp" 1111seven in 10 students reported REOTfascinating number (8 milcontinued from 3B unhealthy, unsatisfying meals. continued from 3B lion) because we never actu4 ~Of those nearly six in 10 ally had that number."
Th cmpig, ubed"Fd rpotd throwing out all 'ser-vices-but not the only pro- However, .Schall 'says the 8
Up," also asked kids how they or part of their lunch several vider," says Lauren Harris- million figure is still "a minor
felt about their lunches. The tie ek hihsi.Kojetin, the report's lead au- ity of People receiving ca-re."
nonprfitgrup ha ora-At one Maryland high school, thor. "By far, the lion's share of
nized the 'effort is scheduled to xa student snapped a picture of The five areas of paid, regu- people getting care are getting
release the findings later this a tray with a slice of peppero- lated providers are adult day it from their family caregivers
week. ni pizza, a salad loaded with service centers, home health rather than from paid care
"Wekin ofsa a oodmixofcheese, a helping of red gelatin agencies, hospices, nursing workers," he says. :'There's
nutritious and no-so-nutritious with whipped creamy and a car- homes, and assisted living no question that family caremeals," said Farah Sheikh, who ton of chocolate milk..- and similar residential care giving is really the backbone
runs education campaigns for The caption read: "Diabetes communities. The report for of the long-term care support
New York-based Do Something, on a plate." Eleven viewers said 2012 includes some 2011 services in this country."
which urges young people to XAthey'd eat it; 43 said they'd toss data; officials say numbers ,Data released this summer
work on causes they believe in, -First Lady Michelle Obama calls on America to embrace i.will be updated every two, from the Pew Research Cen-. such as homelessness, domes- healthier school lunch standards. At. a- school in California, a years. .ter showed that 39 percent of~
tic violence, cancer a nd the en- tos feature appetizing-looking The biggest surprise, Sheikh student photo read "Pizzehh." Having the federal data will adults in the USA say they are. vironment. salads and freshly made sand- said, was the number of "Eat It showed a slice of pepperoni .help providers and officials caregivers for someone with
A quick look at *the photos wiches. it" votes for some of the 7,319 pizza, ranch dressing and a understand the scope of care- significant health issues, up
shows that pizza, hamburgers, Participants were asked to lunch photos. serving of French fries -184 giving needs, suggests John from 30 percent in 2010.
chicken nuggets and nachos offer a simple up/down vote on The campaign ran from Sept. viewers said they'd 'eat it, while Schall, CEO of the Caregiv- In many cases, Harris-Kojedominate, though 'a few pho- each meal: "Eat it" or "Toss it." 10 to Nov. 15.. Overall, about 363 advised, "Toss it." er Action Network, a family' 'tin says, the new information caregiver organization based is "a piece of the picture" of
tha th y a e r le in Washington, D.C. people who may also be getM any caregivr1E_1rs are unaw are th tt l--a fulfilling ro e This confirms what we al- ting unpaid, informal care,
way supeced n* erm of"but at least some services
CARE senior director of program de- Federal Credit Union. I was living it," said Bock, who what those numbers would from paid, regulated providcontinued from 3B velopment and analysis at Hos- "Some never saw themselves cares for her 89-year-old moth- look like," he says. "That's a era."
pice by the Sea. Sixty percent as caregivers because they er, "I don't think I fully saw it surveyed 7,500 employees at were female. didn't think of grocery shop- until w e did get the informa- 1-A
10 local companies with an Participating. employers in- ping or helping to pay bills, tion." rA At r e~ o A a h e e
adjusted 22 percent response cluded Florida Atlantic Uni- cooking and cleaning as ,a Post-survey, McKee shared. rate. versity, Holman Automotive 'health' caregiver role." local resources and advice on HEALTH system. That makes them.
Seventy-four percent of re- Group, IBM Southeast Em- "We had employees who pro- self-care at lunch-and-learn .continued from 3DB harder to reach, he said.
spondents reported being a ployees' Federal Credit Union, vided, caregivingj 15 or more workshops hosted by employ- -Once those people learn
caregiver sometime in their Clerk and Comptroller's .Office hours a week, and that would ers and, in some cases, simul- In California, which has -its about the insurance and getlives, and 52 percent were cur- of Palm BeaCh County and oth- be after work and sometimes. cast to satelite workplaces. own exchange, the number ting help to' buy it, they are rently caregivers, which in- ers. during. work, taking their paid "We wanted to bring this on- of applicants eligible for sub- mr ieyt nol e ad
cludes anyone providing un- The results, were eye-open-, vacation or -time off," ,said site to them .. because after sidies and those who are not "Many of them are less familpaid assistance to a chronically ing, said David Lyons, human Palm Beach County Clerk and work they're generally going are split about evenly, said iar with insurance. They take ill, disabled or elderly person, resources vice president with Comptroller Sharon Bock. home to take care of their loved .Peter Lee, executive director more engagement." according, to Stefanie McKee, IBM's Southeast Employees' "I've got to say, even though one," she said. of California's exchange, Coy_________________________________________________________ ered California. 'LONG WAY FROM GOAL
Mos S atLee said the number of ap- 'Despitethe gains in NovemHome. health care aids lack proper training. in. motsaes plicants eligible for subsidies' ber'and optimism from sm
wsabout 20 percent higher analysts, the government facRULES to her. at the Department of Gerontol- the regulations of home care in November. than 'in October. es significant challenges 'get-contnied from 3B Gregory's recent caregiver ogy at University of Nebraska aides is left to the states, Kelly In October, Lee, said, the ting people signed up by 'Dec.
Debbie Corder ended up be- at Omaha, who has studied says. first wave of insurance cus- 23 to gain coverage by Jan. 1,
people are becoming aware that' 'ing a good flit. the issue. There are home Kelly, who published a study tomers were people who had and by the end of the enrollit is necessary to have more "My thought was that these health aides, who provide med- in 2012 on states' differences been excluded from the mar- ment period March 31: control in order to 'prevent people are supposed to be ical services and are employed in training for home care work- ket 'because of 'pre-existing .Federal and state exchangmore neglect and abuse from trained, screened, and, you by home health agencies, and ers and licensing of home care conditions and were going 'to. es, the websites where people these workers. know, maybe had a little back- home care aides, who provide providers, ,says states vary buy it regardless of their eligi- can buy health insurance,
Ohio resident Dolly Gregory, ground check on them," Greg-. non-medical services, includ- widely in areas such as train- bility for subsidies. opened on Oct. 1 but were: 7 1, says, she has had first- ory said. ing help with personal care, ing requirements. Those eligible for subsidies, hampered by outages; glitches
hand experience with home The home health care work- toileting and feeding. Very few require "anywhere Lee said, are those who may 'and constant slowdowns that
care workers who lacked the force is made up of two kinds While home health aides are near the 75 hours Medicare re- not have had insurance before have eroded 'confidence in the appropriate' training and could of workers, explains' Christo- regulated under Medicare and quires of home health aides," because they couldn't afford it Affordable 'Care Act 'and Presinot fulfill the duties assigned pher Kelly, associate professor receive 75' hours of training, he says. or know how' to navigate the dent Obama's support for it..


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Stressed this holiday? Focus



on the present, not presents
To reduce stress, you need to
Flexibility and # have "the novelty, joy and cunicompassion can osity that a child has and the
kindness, compassion and wishelp dial down dom of a learned sage," Sood pa t s,g
theFor instance, greet your far- and driving: A deadly mix
ily and friends each time you
By Nanci Hellimich see them like you haven't seen Study shows increase crashes in thedays
them for a month, he says.
The holidays are supposed to Children do this naturally, he leading to Christmas
be the most wonderful time of says. "Every time my 3-year-old up
the year, but for many people i daughter greets me,, she finds B LarryCppeland had 18 percent more crashes
they're also the most stressful. me novel. Every day I'm inter- than the Thanksgiving period
People get stressed out be- esting to her, and she doesn't 'Most of us have seen some- and 27 percent more than the
cause of over-scheduling, not try to improve me." oneto vehomeafterhay period around New Year's Day.
getting enough sleep, expecting "Remember you have finite ing too much to drink accord- "People at this time of year
too much of the season and be- The holidays can be less stress ulwith the right attitude. time with your loved ones so ing to a recent survey, and the are anxious to get their shoping perfectionists, about gifts, temper the impulse to tell them holidays are among the dead- ping done, and they may' be
decorating and entertaining, Generating positive thoughts what's wrong with them, at liest times of the year on' the frustrated, an'd- other- peo-'
says Amit'Sood, a stress-reduc- least for the first 10 minutes roads. ple can aggravate them,"
Stood suggests that you use five principles to generate more posi- when you are together. You can A alysi bB tionexprt nd uthr o a ew ivethoght an emtios: ne anlyss by a Universi- says' Brown, who examnined.
book, The Mayo Clinic Guide to tive thoughts and emotions: enjoy someone or you can im- ty of Alabama researcher finds crash data only for Alabama.
Stress-Free Living, coming out Gaue akngeyorbing small or ge He red- prove them, but you can't do that, at least in' that state, the "Drugged and drunken' drivJan. 1. exese commends waking up every morning an d before you get out of bed, both," he says. days just before Christmas, ing could be compounding the
Stress is caused by excessive take a few minutes to think about five .people in your life whom you ind look for silver linings. If when people are rushing tot problem." workload, lack of resources, in tho t ethe essomethingdoesn't go your way, buy presents and traveling to recent online survey fr
lack of control or lack of mean- ways and send silent thoughts of gratitude to them, he says. '"focus on what went right in holiday destinations, bring an MADD found that 73 percent of ing in what you are doing, Sood Compassion. Recognize and honor the pain and suffering of all. what went wrong," he says. increased risk of vehicle crash- adlts 21 and older had "been says. Excessive stress depletes Try to heal with words and actions. "Pursuit of compassion gives us Lyi 'Bufka, a psychologist es. .David Brown, a professor of at an event and seen someone you, ,fatigues~you' and demor al- greater happiness than pursuit of happiness,"' he says. with the Amrerican Pyhli- computer science at UA's Cen- try 'to drive; home after drinikizes you, in addition to caus- Acceptance. Play the hand you have, he says. Embrace life's cal Association, says people ter for Advanced Public Safety, ing to much" The survey of unceranisb etn oo h uncontrollable.ar
ing or worsening many medical ie u can break the pattern-of letting found that in 2012, the six-day '632 adults has a margin of erconditions, he says. 'Higher meaning. Focus o who you are, why you are here and their mind wander and learn to iludesChris rcentagepoints.
The keys to stress reduction 'what the world means. You're an agent of service and love. You touch enjoy the present more, but it f
are creatively tackling your a part of the world and leave it a little better and happier than you takes practice. Jr. Sermon
atressrs brea ing yn in t found it. ., For instance, if you are deco- Read n, Jr. al/fll l ISerm on
stressors, being present in the 0 Tr iid'temilpo es
moment,~~~~~~~ anattd'*fgai Forgiveness. Its your gift to yourself and others. It provides rtn h rewt orfml
moment, an attitude- of graft- peac an redm rating the tree with your family
ude, kindness to others and freedom and you start thinking about ev- Pastor Phillip. F. Readon,
yourself and' acceptance of peo- '' '"' erything you need to buy at'the Sr., Sis. Janice Readon, and
ple for who they are, says Sood, that happen spontaneously, he which Sood calls "the open files. grocery store, then grab a piece The Word Fellowship Baptist a professor of medicine at the says. It's like a (vinyl) record that gets of paper, write it down and get Church family' embrace Bro.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. For instance, say you are stuck and repeats the same back to really focusing on your Phillip F. Readon, Jr. as he acHe has taught the Mayo Clinic planning a holiday 'party and sound over and over again. family and the scene around cepts his calling into the mostress-free living program to then you start worrying that The quality of your thoughts you. Pause to listen to the mu- istry. tens of thousands of people. your party won't be as good as when the mind is in the wan- sic, notice any special scents, The services for his Trial/ People Often blame them- a friend's party and 'you fear dering mode affects your level of hear a loved one's laughter, try Initial Sermon will be held at selves for being so stressed out, something will go' wrong and stress, he says. to be present to all the details 4 p.m-, Sunday, December 22
but they shouldn't, .he says. you worry that people won't. re- He suggests trying 'to culti- and let other thoughts drift at the New Beginning MissionYour brain is wired to escape member to come, he says. 'The vate more intentional thotights. away. ary'Baptist Church, 2125 N. W.
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LONNIE WILLIAMS, JR., 68, DENNIS WENDELL KELLEY, Miami Gardens SYBLE CHANDLER, 71, CLARENCE PITTMAN, JR., 80, PATRICIA ANN THORNTON,
retired, died 66, died De- TYROE WILLIAMS, Sretired nursing president, Inter- 65, caterer, died December 2.
1e ati hoe ce, ber 9 e- TYOtanner, dI assistant, died national Long M em orial service w ith fam ily and
10 at home. vice 11 a.m.,12 December 14 s h o rem e n 's friends.
Saturday in the at University of Association
a.m., Saturday chapeat Jackson Miami Hospital. Local #1416 HERMINIAORTEGA, 82, houseat New Shiloh North Hospital. Service 12 p.m., AFL-CIO., died wife, died December 7. Memorial
Missionary Service 2 p.m. Saturday at December 12. service with family and friends.
Baptist Church. Saturday in the House of God Survivors inchapel. Miracle Temple. dude: wife of NANETTE RAJKUMAR
42 years, Gwendolyn; six children, CAPLAN, waitress, died December
BESSIELEEJONES,68, retired, CAROL NANCY PINDER, 81 JIMMY TROUPE, 63, laborer Patricia Brunson, Floyd Eugene 4 at Hospice. Arrangements are
our devoted retired teacher GENEVA KNIGHT, 67, secretary, died December Pittman, Wanda Pittman-Canty, incomplete.
mother and died December died Decem- 13 at Jackson Venus Pittman, Clarence Pittman,
grandmother 13. Service 2 ber 10 at home. Hospital. Service III (April) and Crystal C.,Pittman; 15 ROLLIE FORD, 87, accountant,
died December p.m., Saturday Sv 12 2 p.m., Saturday grandchildren and two great-grand- died December 14. Arrangements
12 at Jackson in the chapel. service p.m., in the chapel. children; nephews, Ernest Wilson are incomplete.
M e~m rialSaturday in the'
(Vernell) and Allen Davis, and a
H o s p i t a chapel. host of other relatives. Viewing,
Viewing 3-8 from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday with Me- Pardise
p.m., Friday morial Service to follow from 5-10 SHUNDA BROWN, 53, died Dein the chapel. Service 10 a.m., p.m. at Doubletree Miami Airport cember 13 at Jackson Hospital.
Saturday at New Jerusalem HARRY DAVIS, JR.,. 79, truck BRIAN CARTER, 56, FPL Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Service 10 a.m., Satruday at SecPrimitive Church, 777 NW 87 driver, died RAY WILLIAMS, JR., 52, solid Chemical Plant Avenue, Miami, Florida. Service ond Baptist Hospital.
Street. December 11. waste collec- Rep, died 11 a.m., 'Thursday at Doubletree
Service 1 p.m., tor, died De- D e c e m b e r Miami Airport Convention Center. CRYSTAL HEADLY, 26, died
Southern Memorial Saturday at Mt. cember 15 at 6 at home. Entombment: Dade Memorial Park. December 19. Services were held.
SuhrMe oil Calvary Mis- Kindred Hospi- Service 11 a.m.,
Kinded osp- -Saturday at i~
LILLIE MAE SHERIFF, 80, sionary Baptist tal. Service 10 atrDeath Notice
housewife, died Church. Greater Bethel ait MerarA C
December 15 at a~. audyAME Church.
Decmer 15i atat Greater New home. Viewing
5-8 p.m.,i Friday Bethel Mis- In loving memory of,
at Bethel Ap- Eric L. Wilson sionary Baptist NICOLETTE GUY, 43, retired
ostolic Temple, Church. Win n-Dixie
1855 NW 119 MR. KIM AUBREY MITCHELL, bakery manager,
Street, Miami, 58, retired MARY SMITH, 90, cake decora- died December
FL. Service 11 VA Hospital died Decem- 11 at Jackson
a.m., Saturday at the church. employee, died ber 16 at JackDecember 8 atson Long Term Service 4 p.m.,
home.Care Center. Ar- Saturday in the
Trinity Service 4-8 chapel
GLORIAANN MORRIS, 46, store p.m., Friday in arrangements are
cashier, died the Chapel. incomplete.
December 14 VIVIAN PRITCHARD NELSON,
at North Shore M h62, ward
Medical Center. Mitchell secretary, died
Service 11 a.m., RETHAMAEWILLIAMS, 62, died ARTHUR WILSON, 83, December 10 NATASHA DEANNA
Sat at Mt. Tabor December 11 entrepreneur, at Jackson MICHELLE DEAN
Missionary at University of died December s p .
Baptist Church. Miami Hospital. 15 at Jackson Service 12 p.m., 42, caregiver, died December CLEOPHUS ORANGE
Service 10am, North Hospital Saturday in the 16 at University of Miami 09/17/1938 12/21/2011
Saturday at Soul Service 10chapel Hospital. Survivors include:
saving M. B. a.m., Saturday her sons, Lavelle and It has been two years since
Obitua es are Church. apel. Diquan Perry; mother, Anna you have been resting in the
in the ch BARBARA ANN THOMAS, 65, Larrimore Maccow; brother, arms of the Almighty and you
food distributor John Lockhart; sisters, Joni will never be forgotten.
died December Lockhart and Xenia Robinson; You are always in my heart
due 4:30 p m9, at Martin ~ and a host of other relatives and your love has kept me
......Emmanuel Wade Hospital South. and friends. strong.
.LUCRETIA, WILLIAMS, 65, CARMEL SLA 65, 65, Service 10 a.m Viewing 4-9 p.m., Thursday, You were my king. Sleep on
waitress, died December 8 at nurses aide, died December 4 at December 19 at Royal Funeral my darling...
305-694-6210 JacksOn Memorial Hospital-North. Lauderdale Memorial. Services chapel. Home. Service 11 a.m., Friday, From you forever loving
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Range Wright & Young Founder of Pastime Tabu Lev Rochereau dies*
EARL MARK JONES aka LORENE BYRON, 69, cosme- Ra
"EARL THE tologist, .diedRetuatd s
PEARL", 70, December 16 at
laborer/barber, E home. Service spread the sound of Soukous
died December ,11 a.m., Monday

10. Survivors at Mount Tabor Congolese singer, songwriter and band But in 1963, he took five
members of African Jazz wfth
-- a u. gtesbandleader whose music thrilled Africa him to start his own band, African Fiesta.
(Jerry), By Jon Oareles Congo, which had become an
(Jerry, independent state in 1960, sent Sabrina Batzer (Glenn); sons, Earl TYRA BENJAMIN, 18, died De- ican state in 60, the
Mark (Rachel), Terrance D. Jones, cember 8. Services were heldCon Afcan Fiesta to Expo 67, the
and Torrence J. Jones; sister, golese singer, songwriter and world's fair in Montreal, where
Patricia A. Martin; aunts, Naomi LADARRYL WILLIAMS, 29, bandleader whose music spread Rochereau soaked up North
Delif;rd across Africa and the world, American rock and soul; he
Deliford and Minnie Ruth Knowles; died December 12. Private service I died on Nov. 30 in Brussels. added a trap drum kit to his
uncles, Major Moses Jones, Jr., held today. d i s on Nov. 30 i n ir med a t
and Sgt. Willie L. Knowles; a host His son Marc Tabu confirmed band.
of randchildren Lnces aeh.ws, the death on his Facebook Three years later he took Afriof grandchildren, nieces, nephews, DEBRA EDDEX, 59, died De- .' p
cousins and other relatives and cember 12. Service 1 p.m., Satur- page. Tabu, who was 73 or 76 can Fiesta to Paris to perform,
friends. Memorial Service 10 a.m., day at Friendship Baptist Church in WILLIAM BRADLEY sources differ had never and in 1972 he made an album
Saturday in the chapel. Hallandale. fully recovered from a stroke in in London; the band soon beefondly known a Bill" en- 2008. came Afrisa International. After
SHADRACH PAUL LEWIS, JR., JOSEPH PHILLIPS, 60, land- tered into rest on Tuesday, Tabu's voice, aq high tenor, theregime of Mobutu Sese Seko
88, building scaerdied December 10. Ser- December 3rd. was always sweetly urbane, changed Congo's name to Zaire
8,scaper, ine 1971be and calle formbe thedna
contractor, vice 10 a.m.,, Saturday at Holy Born. in Rains, South whether he was singing of love, in 1971 and called for the'nadied December Temple M.B. Church. Carolina on May 10, 1928. his Christian beliefs or social tion to reclaim African "authen8. Survivors He was the second oldest issues. From the 1960s into TABU LEY ROCHEREAU ticit6" from colonial influences,
include his DYWAIN FREDERICK, 39, died child of the late Mr. and drs. the, '90s, he led one of the two ness, Vol. 2," both on the Sterns Rochereau renamed himself
wife, Geneva December 13. Service 11 a.m., Fri- David and Ollie Bradley. He top bands playing soukous, label. Tabu Ley Rochereau.
B. Lewis; day in the chapel. attended school there and the Congolese rumba that be- Tabu Ley Rochereau was born Afrisa International was a
d a u g h t e r s, after graduation worked on came popular across Africa. He Pascal Emmanuel Sinamoyi Ta- sensation across. Africa in the
Dr. Sharon R. |n the tobacco farms. Later wrote and recorded thousands bou in what was then the Bel- 1970s. Tabu had his own laLewis, Dr. Mary Ann Roberson he moved to Haines City, of songs, and as a bandleader gian .Congo. He went by simply bel, Isa, and his own club, Type
(Pastor Marcelus), Sherlene P. Florida and after two years and arranger he widely expand- Rochereau, a school nickname, K, in Kinshasa, Zaire's capiCanty (Lindburg) and Dr. Angela R. In loving memory of, was' drafted by the United ed the sound of soukous, infus- when he sent his first songs to tal. In 1981, he discovered a
Choate (Darrlyn); son, Paul T. Lewis; 1 States Army where he served ing it with both local African Joseph Kabasele, the leader of 22-year-old singer, Mbilia Bel,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren;until October rhythms ad elements Of inter- the pioneering Congolese rum- who joined his band and turned
gradcilre, rea-ganchlden 17, 1960 upon rhtman letsoitr
a host of other relatives and friends, which he was honorably national pop. ba band Orchestre African Jazz. his songs into Zaire's top hits.
Viewing 4-7 p.m., Thursday in the discharged. Bill moved to Soukous is, an African recla- He made his first recordings They also had a child together,
chapel. Service 11 a.m., Friday at Miami in 1957 while still in mation and reinvention of Afro- with -another band, Rock-a- Melody.
Bethany Seventh Day Adventist the military, studying the Cuban music, particularly the Mambo, in. 1958, but had his As Zaire's government grew
Church located at 2500 N.W. 50th trade of electronics. In 1958 son and the rumba, with gen- first hit, "Kelya," after he joined more dictatorial and the counStreet. he met the love of his life, Lefla tler, smoother harmony singing Afrcan Jazz in 1959, singing try's economy foundered, Tabu
Williams and in 1959, was and endlessly entwining guitar harmony with Kabasele's lead. took the band abroad for long SHEDRICK DAVIS, 101, retired united in Holy Matrimony, lines. Tabu's band, Orchestre (Kabasele died in 1983.) stretches. .By the end of the
chef, died He was employed by Phil- Afrisa International, was rivaled As the 1960s began, Rochere- 1980s Affisa International was
December co Appliances for a period of only by Le Tout Puissant OK au wrote many hits for African touring Europe, Africa and
14. Survivors time and was later employed Jazz, led-by the guitarist Fran- Jazz when it was Congo's top North and South America.
include his by Edwards Produce; while co. (Franco, whose ,last narre
wife, Jennie working part-time at Cal's Bar was Luambo, died in 1989.)
Davis;, son, '' and Lounge. By him being the The contrast between their
Shedrick Davis ambitious man that he was, approaches has been compared
(Addie Virginia); LILLIE MAL WILLIAMS he wanted to become an en- to that of the Beatles and the
d a u g h t e r, 07/21/1925 12/21/2009 trepreneur and with the help Rolling Stones, with Tabu more
Johnnie Ruth Dukes (Maxwell); of James Youngblood, the op- suave, Franco more aggressive.
three grandchildren, great- Our Dear Mother, portunity presented itself and But the two rivals also collabograndchildren; and a host of other The gates of memory will in 1961 he purchased and rated at times on albums like
relatives and friends. Viewing never close ran Pastime Bar. He founded "Omona Wapi."'
3-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the We miss you more than Pastime Restaurant located The best introduction to Tabu
chapel. Service 11 a.m., Thursday anyone knows. at 2469 Dr. Martin Luther Ley Rochereau's career is found.
atthe Historic'Mtl i66rM.B. Church. God has you in his arms;, King, Jr., Blvd. Iin 1971 and. on two two-CD anthologies: we have you in our hearts..,. also owned Mitchell's Coin "The Voice of Lightness, 1961ROSE MARIE DUBOIS, 80, Foreverl Laundry located at 6200 NW 1977" and "The Voice of Lighthomemaker, died December 16 Your loving family. 24. Avenue. He employed
at the Good Samaritan Medical many in the community as
Center. Final rites and burial in Acul n Memoriam well as family members. He, Death Notice
du Nord, Haiti. was well known for his smile,
his jokes, his giving heart but
ARCHIE CLEVELAND In loving memory of, most of all for the' love he had
MCNEALY,' 32, manager for Pawn for family and friends. He will
Shop, died December 10. Services truly be missed by all.
were held.

Manker
BROTHER AMI aka FERRIS Card of Thanks
LEE RHODES,
JR., died
December 15. The family of the late,
He is survived X
his .by -13 ,i:

children, eight
sons and five
daughters, Seth
aka Ferris Lee ALICE J. MCCLOUD
Rh6des III (Susie), Lawvawn aka
Darryl Rhodes (Ziva aka L sa), born on September 8, 1952 in '
Synetta Tyler, Dario Rhodes, CLEOPHUS ORANGE Miami, Florida, died suddenly
Aqila Rhodes, Derrick Williams 09/17/1938 12/21/2011,
Rhodes, Aaron Rhodes, Makkedah on Wednesday, December 11 ;
Rhodes, Jonathan Rhodes, Felicia My dad, my friend and my at Sarasota Memorial Hos- 1 .
Rhodes, Bas-amee Young, and advisor, it has been two years 197-0 graduate of Miami Carol
Ami Young; 21 grandchildren, Abel, since you have been gone .'.. Ciyeir g hol h
Nekmardeyah, N'sanyah, Y'neekaw, things will never be the same. iySno ihShose ....
Uriel, Dasia, Sara, irtzaw, Electa, Thank you for being my dad. 'earned a Bachelor of Science '(.J 2
Amitai, Hananiah, Nethaniah, I love you. Your daughters, degree in Communications I
Areeaylaw, Otis, Marquis, Marquee, Jackie Barfield and Jennette JOE LIVNGSTON 'from Georgia State iniest 1982..' Presiden
Brittany. Joshua, Isabel, Steven Liee. in Atlanta, Georgia,in98.Pednt l
and Stefanie; and 15 great-grand would like to extend heartfelt She obtained a .Master's De-. International Longshormren's
children. Memorial Service 6 p.m., In Memoriam thanks to everyone for their gree in Library and Informa- Association #1418
Monday, December 23 attheAfrican expression of sympathy and tion Studies from Florida"
Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 Inlvn eoyoall acts of kindness during State University in 1999. A1 H" jie the ILA Local #141P 1n 1956adsre
NW 22 Ave., Miami FL 33142. We Inlvn eoyoour period of bereavement, ice was a classroom teacher31yai ridn eaiwlrl
ask that all musicians bring your Your prayers, visits, floral in the Dade County Public 31yasa .sdn ealwl rl isyu...
instruments, fake bOoks, and real arrangements,. covered dish- School System for 13 years ~..? Pmnl ,hem i<;,': '/:.:;
book. Fo furherinfopleae cal e and monetary gifts were where she taught a .variety .... ') '' $o... u ''lh '4
786.663.5958 or 561.929.4595. greatly appreciated, of subjects, including math- Wilbur .,ies dad Ih
Special thanks to Rev. ematics. Bac aae (btSf o~n
Dwayne ~~~~~~Richardson and She was a BrnhMnge d;i UyRon" . .......,;,:,l i
Tranquility Greater Love Church. fam-. in the San Francisco Public Sheldon Easo
DELMER PAREDES VASQUEZ, 'ily, Rev. Michael Screen and Library System for 13 years EmmanueiMoore..... ,ni
60, flooring installer, December. New Vision For Christ Minis- and also worked as an Area !i obertDa........as' :'
Arrangements are incomplete, tries, Rev: Henry Peoples and .Supervisor in the Pine Moun- ''''' ''")"
'Bible Baptist Church, 'Int'l tain Regional Library System "n wgnS!.:: ;., GUSTAVO MILANES-MENDEZ, Longshoremen's Assoc. Lo- in Manchester, Georgia. Jerry Lane ....'',:;. ,
59, manager, died December 9. : cal 1416, Retirees and Wid- 'She had recently returned I ry Watsonl... ....;.
Arrangements are incomplete. ow Club, Miami Northwest- to the State of Florida and Michael Jenkins Jr. ...-'
iemn Class of 1967, Biscayne tokoe sLbayMngr 'Barry Blue
THORVALV ALSAKER, 75, aden Elementary School, for the No. Sarasota Public" Robert Cox- ''"':i~'
owner, died December 12. Crestview Rolling Oaks Am- Library System at the time of ::1 ... ,
Arrangements are incomplete. .' LORRAINE CHA&NCE bassadors, Jackson North her death.
05/22/1957 12/17/2012 Hospital ICU, Harbour Is- Public viewing 4-8 p.m., FriTIMOTHY COVAL, 53, teacher, land Family, MG Social Club, day at Royal Funeral Service,
died December 12. Arrangements Not a day goes by that I'm Wright and Young Funeral. Inc. in Miami Gardens. Ser- >"' .... eFCT.Di!e
are incomplete, not thinking of you and al Home, neighbors and friends. vice 10 a.m., at the First Bap-l
.the good times we shared. May God bless and keep tist Church of Bunche Ptark, ..
90, painter, diedDecember 11 in my heart forever. Wife, Regina Livingston and royalmiami.net for address i

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MELISSA DE SOUSA ALFRE WOODARD SERENA WILLIAMS VENUS WILLIAMS LAZ ALONSO


Trumpet Awards to honor Black leaders i
Centre in Atlanta on Sat., The Annual Trumpet 'I
Honorees for 2014 to include Afre Jan. 25th. Awards was created to cele, :
The weekend of events and brate and honor Black achiev'
Woodard, Williams sisters, more activities, which kicks off on ers and those who support the
Miami Times staff report her performances in The Best Thurs., Jan. 23rd will include Black experience. The Awards Man, The Best Man Holiday a prayer breakfast,, a high tea honor accomplishments in People are already mak- and The Ron Clark Story; with high heels and a race diverse fields including:, law,
ing plans to attend the 2014 and Laz Alonso, known for relations symposium. An in- medicine, business, politics, -" Trumpet Awards an annu- his starring performances in duction of 10 new footprints the Arts, civil rights, sports, al program that pays tribute Fast and the Furious, Jump will be placed into the Inter- entrepreneurship, entertainto a group of history-making the Broom and the soon-to- national Civil Rights Walk of ment and other careers. Honhonorees. The black-tie cer- be-released Battle of-the Year. Fame at the Martin Luther orees include: DeVon Frank- emony will be hosted by Me- The Awards will be held at the King, Jr. National Historic lin, senior vice president, : F si f y r" "
lissa De Sousa, known for Cobb Energy Performing Arts Site., Please turn to AWARDS'3C Founder ubh ati
By D. Kevin McNeir fulfilling to see the magazine
: kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com materialize and for our audi ence to be as supportive as
iaUb A new magazine that brings they have been."
s to light the experiences of Since its launch earlier this .f rte,try waai& s acl of-in adiferent im~," su~vaid America's young Black men year, YBE's website has had
Bewater jProductions and political oppession publisher. has reached a milestone with over 125,000 visitors and more
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graphy on the iconic, Nel- decency. After realizing his schools and librariesfor st year.of publication. Based out the future.
son Mandela that chronicles place in his. country's South dents and reluctant readers of Atlanta, YBE Magazine was "We've developed great parthis life in pictures. African democacy, he set -"It is- a wa-for u to honor started 10 years ago by Eric nerships throughout the year
"Tribute: Nelson Mande- an example by relinquish- people who have made a df- Foster, who serves as the chief and I am excited about the new
~l - editor of the publication. His opportunities that 2014 will
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The Butler Snubbed despite great box Office

9-- By Jake Coyle of slavery, "12 Years a Slave" verified David 0. Russell for bestdieco
-'9 9 99 9 its frontrunner status with nomi- Also in the mix are Alexane
9The searing historical epic "12 nations including best film drama, Payne's father, son road trip "Nebrs
Years a Slave" and the con-artist ca- Chiwetel Ejiofor for best actor in a ka, with five nominations, including ,-per "American Hustle"' lead the 71st drama and Steve McQueen for best best actor for Bruce Dern. The, space
...aninual Golden Globes with seven director, odyssey "Gravity" earned four nomi-
.. .nominations each. The "nomina- "American Hustle" dominated rations, as did the Somali pirate
) ii.' tions announced Thursday morning on the Globes' other category, side: thiriller "Captain Phillips."
by the Hollywood Foreign Press comedy or musical. The fictionalized This year's comedy competition i
9Association suggested "Ameni- story of the FBI's Abscam inves- could, be the strongest field ever for
can.ustl" an 12 Years tigation in the late 1970s earned -the Globes. Aside from "America: : )
::: a Slave" may be this year's nominations for best movie comedy, Hustle," the group includes; Mar-,
Oscar favorites. Hailed Christian Bale for best actor in a tin Scorsese's"TeWlofal
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Lightfoot had the crowd in prayer Christmas breakfast Anaton Bell, Esmie Taylor, and Bethel AME members.
*athe palm of her hand singing last Saturday at their church, Evelyn Dorsett, Mamie Horne, Fortunately, Coach "ce
a Winter Wonder Land," "The Christian Fellowship MBC, with Ruby Allen and Gloria Pacley. Harris had a vision to go into
Chrstmas Song," "Have a Merry the theme: Jesus is the reason When we think of "Overtown" "Overtown" and preserve the By Dr Rihr Src Christmas" and "Santa Claus for the season. The program we reflect on the Harlem Square athletics at BTW. His start was
is Coming to Town." Others began with a prayer along with Club, Rockland Palace, The slow but the encouragement Congresswomen Frederica S. Role Models of Excellenice attending included: Tamara fantastic singing beginning Sir John and The Knight Beat was instilled into the players Wilson was full of joy when and commended the staff for Philippeaux, Marcus Dixon, with the Singing Angels. After where the new dances that and the past five years have she walked into the Rouge keeping the men in positive Dr. Malcolm Black, Lamar a delicious breakfast, the were revealed. Then there were been a success with BTW Lounge on North Miami Beach surroundings. The next event Johnson, Willie Granger, Singing Angels closed things fixtures like St. John Baptist constantly in the hunt for astate last Friday to enjoy an evening will be the Unity Breakfast, Jimmy Harrell, Jaylyn Tabon, out with Christmas carols. Church, Ebenezer UMC, Mount title. Currently, Coach Harris planned by the South Florida Jan. 20, 2014, at the Parrot Paul Wilson, who introduced Some attendees included: Mary Zion AME, and "Nasty. Man" and the team were informed Hatters Club to raise funds for Jungle. A big salute goes out to his mom and brought blushes Simmons, Nettie Murphy, Mae. a fledgling restaurant,, and, they were in contention for a her campaign. It was a special DJ Ben Hoppe for entertaining to her cheeks. Lonnie McCarty Etta Lowery, Sheila and Joe of course, Douglas, Phyllis National Championship for night for Congresswoman the crowd doing "The Bubble," and Wanda Green provided Mack, Audrey Williams, Grace Wheatley, Dunbar, and 201:3 -a feat that will. put as she reflected on the 5000 while recording artist Rochelle the community with a pre- Saunders, Constance Ekon, Booker T. Washington (BTW)- them in the history books.


will *host the 13th Annual Class of 1979 will meet on classes, Mon. and Wed., at grade boys and girls to be National Council of Nigerian Sun., Dec. 29. Call 305-796- '6p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. a part of their annual Gems Muslims Organization 0691., Contact-Clayton at 305-757- & Gents, program. Call 305** **Swith a weekend of 7961. 303-9425.
Activities including a youth N The American Legion
scholarship,. lectures, picnic post #0165 invites all a S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed N Helping Every Living 0 The Mayor and City Overtown" toy giveaway at and community work from honorably discharged the homeless in the City of Person Inc.,'H.E.L.P needs
Commission of Opa-locka Williams Park on Dec. 21 Sun., Dec. 22 to Thurs., Dec. veterans to a free breakfast Overtown every first Sat., at volunteers to work, at the invite you to the grand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 26 at the Hyatt, Regency Sat. Jan. 11, 2014 at 8:45 2 p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st Sun Life. Stadium for the
opening celebration of Helen Hotel, downtown Miami. For a.m. Call 305-621-2376 or Ave. Call 678-462-9794. 2013 football events and will
Miller Center at Segal Park ,U The City of Opa-locka info call 305-507-4734. 305-836-8622. provide community service
on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. Call is hosting their 12th Annual is The Miami Alumni credit hours to any student
786-338-608'7. Holiday in the Village Toy U The African, Heritage E The, Dade County Chapter Tennessee State (high school or college) that
Give-Away on Saturday, Cultural Arts Center will Deltas will hold their University meets every is at least 16 years of age. 0 The Jessie Trice. Dec.-21 from 2-5:30 p.m. at host its 30th annual Winter "Founder's Day Celebration" third Sat., 9 a.m at Piccadilly Volunteers will be provided Community Health Center Sherbondy Village. Call 305- Arts Workshop from Dec. 23 on Sat., Jan.' 25, 2014 at Restaurant in Hialeah. a free meal ticket. Call 305is having its 10th annual 953-2800. to Jan 3, 2014 (excluding noon at the JW Marriott in Call 954-435-5391. 326-3907.
Santa's workshop Fri. Dec Christmas and New Year's Brickell. Call 305-691-1629.
20 at 3 p.m. Call 305-805- U Right Away Car Care Day). The workshop features U Miami Northwestern N Alabama, State
1700. and Mobile invites you to dance, drama, visual arts, U Miami Jackson's Class Sr. High Class of 1961 University Miami Alumni
their Toy Drive Dec. 21, 10 vocal and instrumental of 1979 is celebrating their meets every second Tuesday, Chapter meets every 0 Team Kareem is a.m. 1 p.m. at 2601 NW 95 music. Call 305-638-6771. 35th class reunion in June 6 p.m. at the Little River second Sat. at noon at
collecting toys for their toy Street. Cal[ 786-402-8403. 2014. Call 305-610-9868. Park. Call 305-685-8035. Piccadilly restaurant in Palm
giveaway which takes place IN American Springs Mall in Hialeah. All
on Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to U BlackGurlzRock International Relief, a Omega Psi Phi a Booker T, Washington alumni are encouraged to
3 p.m. at Belafonte Tacolcy is hosting their first toy Inc. is launching a major Fraternity members from Class of 1967 meets every attend. Call 305-651-4319.
Park. Call 786-390-3923. giveaway on Dec. 22 from toy, food and clothing drive Miami Dade College North third Sat., 7 p.m., at the
1-5 p.m. at Miller J. Dawkins for their toy giveaway on and South are making plans African Heritage Cultural N The Miami Jackson N Soul delight catering mini park. Call 786-539- Dec. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at for a reunion. Call 305-623- Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd High School Class of 1971 and homestyle 'cooking, 8510. To ,ussaint Louverture Park. 7991. Ave. Call 305-333-7128. meets 3 p.m. every first Sat.
LLC and Charnez call 305-688-5984. at Gwen Cherry Park NFL/
Enterprises, Inc. present its in AI-Muhmin Islamic a Range Park is offering U Iota Phi Lambda YET (meeting area). Call
first "Winter Wonderland in Center, Inc. of Miami a Miami Northwestern's free self ,defense karate Sorority, Inc. wants. sixth 305-321-0975.


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was grand, Kia Moncur. Waters-Collins, Jessie so very sweet and kind of our Miami Northwestern High would be happy to sell you phones. "It. would.........Kia turned 2 years old on Pinder, Bernard Troutman beloved church family to fix School Hall of Fame. We are Pluffy, T-.shirt, comedy DVI) ever" Dec. 8. She is the daughter and Leome Culmer. For and deliver delicious dinners all proud of you, Dewey. or live.C~D-heck he's even ON YOUTUBE
of Lemuel and DeAnna those interested your people to all of our members at St. Happy belated birthday to got luffy i'hone cases anid With more than 220 million.
Moncur and granddaughter columnist is on the mend Ans Episcopal Church my old neighbor and friend cges it.ottlve&frhsvdo"n
of Florence Moncur. Happy as well. Happy wedding Rev. Father Denrick E. Pauline McKinney. The world The FILufff' cornic was so the Youl'pbeItot and lffv belated wedding anniversary anniversary to Theodore and Rolle rector and pastor mourns the passing of former named bvyhis. mom., who told comedy chbAnnel (fellox top
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Are students being coddled rather than taught?.

By Frank Bruni not to take notice." What an Common Core at an education instructibn not be rejected ranted is the welling hysteria:
ordeal. Many parents favored conference, identified some simply because it makes chil- from right-wing alarmists, who
At a middle school near the ban, a prophylactic against -of its most impassioned op- dren feel inadequate, and that hallucinate a federal takeover
Boston not long ago, teachers disappointment. Some did not, pontents as "white suburban the impulse to coddle kids not of education and the indocand administrators noticed noting that life would soon moms" who were suddenly eclipse the imperative to chal- trination of a next generation
that children would frequently enough deal the kids much learning that "their child isn't lenge them. of government-loving liberals;
return from a classmate's worse blows along these lines. as brilliant as they thought from left-wing paranoiacs, who
weekend bar mitzvah with I assume that's facetious. But they were, and their school ARE STUDENTS READY imagine some conspiracy to
commemorative T-shirts, swag these days, you never know. isn't quite as good.' It was an FOR COMMON CORE? ultimately privatize education
that advertised a party to I occasionally flash on that impolitic bit of profiling. Gra- The Common Core, a laud- and create a new frontier of
which many fellow students anecdote as I behold the push- tuitous, too. But if you follow able set of guidelines that profits for money-mad plutohadn't been invited. So ad- back against more rigorous the fevered lamentations over emphasize analytical thinking crats. Then there's the outcry,
ministrators moved to ban the education standards in general the Common Core, look hard over rote memorization, has equally reflective of the times,
clothing. They explained, in a and the new Common Core at some of the complaints from been adopted in more than 40 from adults who assert that
letter to parents, that "while curriculum in particular. And parents and teachers, and fac- states. In instances its imple- kids aren't enjoying school as
the students wearing the la- it came to mind when Educa- tor in the modern cult of self- mentation has been flawed, much; feel a level of stress that
beled clothing are all chatting tion Secretary Arne Duncan AL o.esteem, you can guess what and its accompanying empha- they shouldn't have to; are beexcitedly," the students with- recently got himself into a big ARNE DUNCAN set Duncan off: a concern, sis on testing certainly war- ing judged too narrowly; and
out it "tend to walk by, trying mess. Duncan, defending the Education Secretary wholly justified, that tougher rants debate. 'What's not war- doubt their owp mettle.
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New studies show the number ofpoor Miami Times staff report

children is rising and the impact it A young and vibrant. senior
at North Miami Senior High is,
has.,on learning consistently demonstrating the
qualities of a role model accordBy Oliver Thomas Campaign for Educational Eq-U intoarctpesrlae
uity at Teachers College, Co- -Photo: Eich Schlegel :Albert D. Lewis is focused ont
The latest results of the Pro- lumbia University, have noted, Hnigotlpost eodgaesi on ok evn i omnt n
gram for International Student there is no general education 'tan u lpost ecn-rdr i on o k,:sring his edcaomnit urher
Assessment which mea- crisis in the United *States. Texas, in 2010. tang hno edon studethewis
sures the knowledge and skills There is a child poverty crisis the only long-term solution to newsmen decided to do some- :has set forth his educational of 15-year-old students in that isjmpacting education. poverty might be a good edu- thing about the fact that fully :goals by planning to major in math, reading and science rHere's one data point worth cation, a good education is sel- two-thirds of Tennesseans :Business Administration or Acwere released last we ek, and remembering. When you mea- dom available to children liv- lacked post-secondary train- :counting and pursuing a Masonce again Finland is near the sure the test scores of Ameni- ing in poverty. ing and were ill-equipped for ter in Business Administratop. True, this time students can schools with a child pover- One reason is that spend- meaningful employment in to- :tion. Lew has participated and in Asia claimed many of the ty rate of less than 20 percent, ing on education has not kept day's economy. "played key roles 'in a number of ALBERT D. LEWIS
top spots. But.Finland's sys- our kids not only outperform pace with the rise in child pov- East Lake in Atlanta hap- ~.the 5000 Role Models of Excel- Lewis has given back to the temn remains one of the world's the Finns, they outperform ev- erty. While poverty grew by 40 pened because a wealthy busi- :lnePoet o h at he omnt n xed
highest-performing; with its ery nation in the world. percent in the Midwest and 33 nessman partnered with the :yashepnhndto oe in "ned universal preschool program, percent in the South from 2001 head of the housing authority Also, Lewis serves as Vice Lewis says that he is extremely
site-based management and HALF OF STUDENTS to 2011, educational spending and'a neighborhood leader to President of his club while being proud of his efforts in promotdislike of standardized. testing IN POVERTY per pupil grew by only 12 per- turn a struggling neighbor- amme fteNtoa oo n ratcne wrns
often cited for its success. But here's the really bad cent in these regions over the hood into one of .the best. Society, Future Business Lead- and his membership at Trinity By comparison, U.S. student news. Two new studies on same 10-year period. Their efforts to replicate the ers of America, Poetry club and Church located in Miami Gar'scores remained in the middle education, and poverty were Still, we don't know enough East Gate model in other parts :the Power Lifting club. Lewis, is dens. of the pack. But the most tell- reported in Education Week about the future to be totally of the United States through :an award'winning mime per- "Our gets ekesi
ing, difference between Finns in October. The first from the pessimistic: Pups ul omnte omrn givigep;te cerans way
and Americans when it comes Southern Education Founda- We have spent billions of dol- has garnered support from the Lewis says that he also has to succeed is to try one more to education is child poverty. tion reveals that nearly half of lars on food stamps, welfare, likes of Warren Buffett and atlicnerssnbskbltm,"Lwsadishsplo* Poverty is the most relevant all U.S. public school students Medicaid, Head Start and all Tom Brokaw. track and bowling.- Over the phy. Administrators at North
factor in determining the out- live in poverty. the rest.. Yet until we move be- The point is this. America :*past three years, he has won Miami Senior High salute Lewis
come of a person's educational, Poverty has risen in every yond treating the symptoms to can still work. If not in Wash-:measc ptignthAU foalofiscdmcsues
journey, and in Finland, the state since President Clinton root causes, this rising tide of ington, then in Tennessee, At- : Junior Olympics 3000 Meter .thus far. They all wish him 'the child poverty rate is about five left office. child poverty threatens to turn lanta and anywhere else peo- : Race Walk. ve .ry best that he can be.
percent. In the U.S., the rate is The second study, conducted the world's most prosperous ple decide to get serious about almost five times as high. Un- by the.National Student Clear- nation into its largest banana a problem. like us, the Finns calculate the inghouse Research Center, re- republic. These two new studies about : ~ ~
rate of poverty after account- veals that poverty not race, That doesn't mean the solu- child poverty tell us that the : Broivaru high School'
ing for government aid, but the ethnicity, national origin or tion must come from Washing- time is now. differences remain substan- where you attend school is ton. Oliver Thomas is a member of'~11
tial. the best predictor of college at- To the contrary, Tennessee the USA TODAY'S Board of Con- graduation rate declines
As researchers Michael .Re- tendance and completion. Ach ieves happened because a, tributors and the president of bell and Jessica Wolff of the Here's' the catch-22. While former mayor and four busi- the GreatSchools Partnership. Stats for high schools dipped slightfly in 2013,
falling behind state's levels, new data show

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LAMAR ODOM PLEADS NO CONTEST TO DUI CHARGE
J e n i e Hn Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months
of alcohol abue treatment. In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the plea to
F o rest W h itta k e r one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay
$1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan
said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail. The status of his
suspended drivers license will be determined at a separate hearing in front of the
sin g o u t in m ov ie, Department of Motor Vehicles. Odom's attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in court
to enter the plea for him. A phone message left with Hutton was not immediately
They play father and daughter in this returned. The 34-year-old power forward and husband of reality TV star'Khloe Kaidashian is currently out of the NBA, going unsigned as a free-agent-ifter averaging
modern take on a cherished holiday musicalcareer-low 4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the'Los Angeles Clippers.

By Andrea Mandell her mother). This is intimidating." MICHAEL JACKSON'S DOCTOR TO APPEAL
It's not easy singing opposite The two previously played MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION
Jennifer Hudson. Even when father-daughter in 2008's 'A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson's
you're Forest Whitaker. Fragments, and reunite for the doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction. The 2nd District Court
"I was nervous singing the Christmas story, which adapts of Appeal in Los Angeles set arguments in the case for Jan. 9. Former cardiologist
songs," admits Whitaker as Hughes' 1960s play into a
Hudson, sitting next to him, modern,. Harlem-based story Conrad Murray is appealing his 2011 conviction on various grounds. He says a judge
laughs. The actor plays Hud- of an African-American fam- excluded jurors from hearing key evidence and should have sequestered jurors on
son's estranged father, Rev. ily struggling to bridge years the high-p profile case.The attorney general's office has said the issues cited by Murwas convicted of causing Jackson's death by giving the singer an overdose of the

anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009.Murray was released in October after serving
nearly two years in jail.
-Photo: Dan MacMedan .
Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson star, (and sing) in Row land's ring spin rum or m ill
the upcoming holiday film 'Black Nativity.'
It looks like Destiny's Child
be the people who they are." Whitaker garnering Oscar member and "XFactor" judge Lemmons -first saw a pro- buzz for his turn as a White Kelly Rowland has a ring on duction of Black Nativity in House servant in Lee Daniels' it," as her fellow Child member Boston as a child. "It's really The Butler, the actor hits a new Beyonce's song goes. ingrained in my childhood note as a hard-line preacher Rumors that Rowlandis enmemories, especially of Christ- attempting to reach out to his gaged to ger manager, Tim mas," she says. daughter and her teenage son Witherspoon, intensified after
"I was interested in if that (Jacob Latimore).. an Instagram post by Rowland's
could be re-created in a film. Lemmons says a line in friend and music producer PatAlso Langston Hughes is very, Whitaker's bio gave her the rick "j.Que" Smith in which very important to me." courage to approach him. "I. Rowland wishes Smith's son a
-Photo: Phil Bray, AP "This is the first musical I've saw that he wanted to be a happy birthday anf blows him a Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and done since Dreamgirls," says singer when he was younger," kiss showed Rowland sportForest Whitaker in a scene from 'Black Nativity.' Hudson. "Everything else I says the director, which is how ing a big diamond ring.
had turned down up to this Whitaker ended up leading Rowland, 32 was ngaged to
Cornell, in Black Nativity, a of distance on Christmas Eve. point. But just all the differ- Hughes' tale on the big screen. former NFL player Roy Wilcontemporary adaptation of Gospel music fuels the tale, ent elements of the church, the Whitaker also produced Fruit- liams in 2005 but called it off the Langston Hughes Christ- and director/screenwriter Kasi family and then the holiday vale Station, the story of Oscar two months before the vedmas musical, in theaters Lemmons assembled an all- aspect.-. the combination of Grant, a young African-Ameri- ding, saying in an interview
Wednesday. "It's not my zone." star cast of voices, including those things drew me in. I feel can man killed at an Oakland, with Cosmopolitan UK that she
Both are Oscar winners, but Mary J. Blige, Nas and Tyrese. like those things are missing subway station. thought she was too young for
Hudson admits she was ner- "Forest has a beautiful voice," today. "Hopefully these films will marriage. KELLY ROWLAND
vous, too. "When I did. my first says Lemmons. "I knew Jenni- There isn't much to pull the open up the doors for films of Rowland and Wither- the enegagement.
scene with him I was like, 'Oh fer would be the heavy vocal family together. (Black Nativ- all colors to come through spoon have not confirmed -Tribune Newspapers
my God, I am standing here lifting. It was written into her ity) reminds you of the mean- Latin, Asian, until we get to and it's Forest Whitaker and character. But with Forest and ing of that." the point where we're just tellit's Angela Bassett (who plays Angela, I just wanted them to And in a season that finds ing stories," he says.

STATS and initiatives to target at-risk
TV Personality Jacque Reid headlines continued from 4C youth andpushmorestudents
.. .-..... .to graduate.,
David Watkins, principal of the It partnered with Broward
Delta's FoundersDay celebration school. "To have a 4 percent in- College, which will provide
crease . for me it's very im- "success coaches" to mentor
Television and Radio Per- interviewed some of the most with her non-profit, "The pressive. and guide high school stusonality Jacque Reid, will influential people of our gen- Reid Group."
serve as guest speaker at the eration, including Presidents Purchase yoursignificant gains, including The rates showed Asian stuFounders Day Celebration Barack Obama and Bill Clin- ticket online for the price of Fort Lauderdale High, which dents fared the best in Broward
Luncheon, sponsored by Dade ton, and' Hollywood A-listers $75:dcacfo2 jumped from an 85 to 92 per- 87.6 percent graduated,
County Alumnae Chapter of Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. eventbrite.com or purchase cent rate. while white students were at 83
sorority, hby checkpay Delta- "We're extremely happy; we're percent. Black and Hispanic
Inc. The event is o schedued he' Care, Incorpyabed a eali proud for the kids," said princi- students, meanwhile, lagged at

Saturday, January 25, 204, at hugely popular radio pro- to: P.O. Box 52-1806, Miami. pal Priscilla Ribeiro. 66.2 and 78.3 percent, respecthe JW Marriott, 1109 Brick- gram, The Tom Joyner Morn- FL 33152-1806. Deadline to Deerfield Beach High jumped tively.
ell Avenue, Miami beginning ing Show, where she reports purchase is Monday, Janu-' from 79 to 86 percent, while Dropout rates for the district,
at 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on women and women's issues ary 20, 2014. South Plantation jumped from also released Wednesday, inJournalist Jacque Reid has on her "Inside Her Story" seg- For additional informa- 78 to 87 percent. creased slightly to 2.1 percent
more than 15 years of broad[ ments. tion, contact: 305-620- However, South Broward fell compared to 2 percent in 2012.
5aqu from 84 to 81 percent while Co- That mirrored the state avercasting expertise' in news, re- Jacque believes in giving 5699, 305-691-1629or 786- ro 8to ere n hile o Tath e
porting and hosting. She has back, and is doing just that JACQUE REID 493-4054.
to 69 percent. Runcie said the district needSchool Board member Nora ed to ensure students crossBey nce sec et lbu se todeb t a No Ruert, who represents Coco- ing the stage were prepared to
1 nut Creek, said the school lost transition into college or the
B e once's secret al.bum~ set to, debut at INo., Rupe, of rpeet oo n hesaewr rprdt
a lot of students to choice and workplace.
By Lisa Respers France enthusiasm of Beyonce fans to magnet schools. "Across the board, we need to
begin with," writes Dale Neu- "We need to have programs improve graduation rates," said
Beyonce broke some ground '~Vringer of the site Bustle. there that are going to be pull- Runcie. "But we can't just imwith her straight-to -i~unes .. "However, because there's ing in kids," she said. prove for the sake of improving
surprise album, and now she bee ,n no lead up marketing The district has already been graduation rates, that's just a
is also reaping the benefits of plan, you can bet your sweet rolling out new partnerships number."
her strategy. Beyonce that everyone and
According to Billboard, the their mother will be buying the Br w dsc o l se k m k o r
self-titled album- "'is all but album as soon as possible to Br w dsc o l se kmeo r
guaranteed a No. 1 debut." see what the hype is about." _______________On Monday, iTunes an- Claire Suddath from Bloom- BRO WARD mar, based on parent interest,
nounced the album has be- berg Businessweek wrote, 'The continued from 4C student test scores and declincome the fast-selling worldwide mechanics and philosophy be- ing enrollment.
on its site "with an unprece- hind the star's album release Fort Lauderdale, which closed Beachside Montessori in Holdented 828,773 albums sold in aren't groundbreaking" given last year due to low enrollment. lywood is the only such school
just its first three days." .that acts such as Radiohead Only students south of Sun- currently in the
"Beyonc ," which is the su- Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter have released albums with rise Boulevard will be able to district.
perstar's fifth studio album, Show World Tour" at Staples Center on December :3, in only a few days' notice while apply to avoid high transports- The district's six F-rated elalso broke iTunes' first-week Los Angeles. David Bowie quietly released tion costs. About 150 freshman ementary schools Pompano
sales record in the Unit- his first album in a decade via will be accepted for the first Beach, Royal Palm, Martin
ed States, with more than little more than three days.' had arrived, his website. year. Luther King Elementary and
600,000 copies sold. The release may be the sing- The way Beyonce was able The difference in this case, The school will offer 33 tech- Broward Estates in LauderBillboard's Keith Caulfield er's biggest debut to date. Her to leverage social media while however, is that Beyonce is nical programs such as health hill, Rock Island and Westwood notes such sales are a huge most successful first week also keeping the digital project a megastar who could easily services, construction and Heights, both in Fort Lauderachievement given that the al- performance so far was her a secret means that the sing- have the full machine of a re- building designn. As students dale will be repurposed next bum has only been available second album, "B'Day," which er's latest is garnering even cord label backing her if she so progress through high school, year, as required by the 'state. for a few days. debuted at No. 1 with 541,000 more buzz than it would have chose., more of their instruction will be More than 3,000 students
"All of (Beyonce's) previous sold in 2006, according to if it were a traditional label re- "For a long time, the music virtual would be affected.
albums were released on a SoundScan. lease, industry was breaking down at The district's facilities de- Under the law, schools graded
Tuesday, the traditional day "Game changer" has been a "Firstly, the fact that she re- the edges an indict band's al- partment will be also housed F or-given three consecutive D's
when albums are released much used term with both Be- corded and then 'released it bum leak here, a free hip-hop there to provide real-world ex- must either close down -convert each week," he writes. "Thus, a yonce's "visual album" and the completely unbeknownst to mnixtape there, not to mention perience to students interested into a charter school, be turned Tuesday release would receive way in which it was released. everyone means that the re- the small but consistent drop in those areas. over to a private company or
six days of sales in their de- With 14 songs and 17 music ception it'll receive is going to in sales every quarter," Sud- Officials are also considering significantly change in some but week. But, since 'Beyonce' .videos, "Beyonce" was released be even more jubilant, more dath writes." But when an art- creating preK-8 schools at Cor- way. Officials Tuesday did not dropped at midnight on a Fri- on iTunes with no fanfare or outrageous than it would've ist as big as Beyonce begins to al Springs Elementary, North propose any concrete plans, day, its sales are more stagger- marketing push -just a social been, which is actually hard to go her own way, you know the Lauderdale Elementary and saying they're still gathering ing, since they are just from a media announcement "that it imagine given the veracity and tower has crumbled." A.C. Perry Elementary in Mira- community input.





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The South Florida economy has improved DETROIT General Motors of Barra, 51, to largest automaker said Aker- overall job ap- ,,
in the last year: so people don't need tO charge announced last Tuesday that its the chief execu- son, 65, would step down as proval rating
purchases as much, said John Kiernan, a senior chief executive, Daniel F. Ak- tive post is the chief executive and chairman *in the past five
analyst at CardHub.com. erson, would retire next month latest dramatic on Jan. 15. His planned retire- Pew polls has been stemmed, now at
Teaverage South Florida household owed and be succeeded by Mary T. change at the ment was hastened, the com- : 45 percent approve-49 percent disap$6,341 in credit card debt in September, Card- Barra, who would become the top of General panty said, by his wife's recent : prove not great, to be sure, but
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By James A. Healey evitable" in September at a Phillip Caldwell, the first non- professionals. costs and boost efficiencies hold jobs as factory managers,
conference when describing family member to run the comn- The auto industry remains and profits by making as many engineers and global coordinaMary Barra's elevation to the likelihood of a female auto pany, following Henry Fords I predominantly male. Women different products as possible tors. Ford and Chrysler have General Motors CEO next Jan. CEO. and II. account for 24.2 percent of the from the same, or similar com- no female executives as close
15 will make her the first female Didn't seem so when she Chrysler was Lee laccoca, jobs in the industry, if it's de- ponents. to the corner, office as Barra
CEO of a major car company, joined GM as an intern in 1980. cigar-waving, blue-talking au- fined to include equipment and Women also hold great sway was, but a number aren't too but there are enough women in That year, Detroit hosted the thoritarian. .component suppliers, accord- in emerging parts of the car~ far away.
high places in the industry that Republican National Conven- GM was Roger Smith, an ac- ing to Catalyst.org. business alternative pow- In Akerson's view, progress
having one become CEO was tion that nominated Ronald countant by trade and gadget- But the jobs women hold are er and environmental opera- for women has been rapid, if inevitable. Reagani, a man's man, for presi- freak by avocation. key, as Barra's appointment to tions that are destined to not overwhelming, and the
In fact, GM CEO Dan Aker- dent. Ford had named its first the top job shows. She's been become key due to changing boys' club "perception is quite
son used that very word "in- At Ford Motor, CEO was woman plant manager only in running GM's global product social values and tightening dated."





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Women can build golden nest egg for retirement

The preparation addresses says Whitman. benefits, when corn- women rated the finan- that financial advis- being talked down to." the help of a financial
"The combination of pared to their male cial industry dead last ers talked to them and For those and other planner.
unique challenges longer lives and lim- counterparts," says in a list of 60 indus- asked them for opin- reasons women end Protect your asited finances can put Wendy Weaver, port- tries below used-car ions, and not just their up with lower savings sets. Have an estate
By Rodney Brooks men, but have less," older women at risk," folio manager at FBB salesmen. husbands," she said. and lower Social Secu- plan; review your
she says. she says. "Women Capital Partners in "Women have not "Even if she comes rity payments. Weaver health insurance;
Women face a unique But some say that need to save as much Bethesda, Md. been served well by the along, the woman is says women need to do make sure your investset of problems going the retirement indus- as possible, starting as Women are not industry," she says. just sitting there. Lots three things to over- ment plan is not too
into retirement, finan- try has been slow to early as they can. They comfortable with fi- "Almost 80 percent of times they don't come the obstacles. conservative or risky;
cial planners say. And respond to the prob- should hold off retiring nancial advisers, of women in a survey have the paperwork. Have a retirement and consider longthey need to take some lems facing women as if they are able, in or- E-Trade's Haas says say that they wish They feel like they are plan, preferably with term care insurance.
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"Women face the re- sound advice," says income that I won't AVI LEGAL
ality of longer lives Lena Haas, senior vice. outlive." Dapre Lwa Florid F.S.98.075(7), yap avize voth yo ki sou lis pi ba la-a. Nap avize w ke baze sou enfbmasyon nou resevwa nan men Eta Florid, nou doute si w elijib pou
with fewer financial president for retire- Women tend to vote. Yap manide nou kontakte Sipbvlzb Eleksyon Konte Miami-Dade, Florid, pa pita ke trant jou apre resepsyon Avi sa-a pou nou kapab resevwa enf6mrnasyon sou kisa.
resources to fall back ment, investment and invest more conser- yo baze kestyon ke w pa elijib la epi pour nou w kouman pou nou rezoud pwoblim a. Si w pa rbyaji epi w pa reponn a l6t sa-a, sa gen dwa mennen Sipbviz6 Eleksyon
on," says Debra Whit- savings at E-Trade. vatively than men. an deside ke w pa elijib epi yo va retire non w nan slsthm enskripsyon vot? Eta-a. SI w-genyen ankenn kestyon sou koze sa-a, tanpri kontakte Slpbviz6 Eleksyon yo nan
man, AARP executive "But women are feel- "I faced some clients 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florid oswa rele 305-499-8363.
vice president for poli- ing lost, intimated and who have all their ascy, strategy and inter- frustrated by what sets in cash, including P e a a a e s a
national affairs. "They they get from full-ser- their 401(k) accounts," Y
are paid less than men vice advisers and full- says Derek Gabrielsen,
on average 77 cents service brokers." wealth adviser, at Abad, Jorge 10620 SW 118Th PL De Bassols, Hilda F 955 NW 3Rd St
on the dollar, which Some of the big is- Strategic Wealth Part- Addis, Michael S 800 NW 28Th St 13 Decall, Jose M 4770 SW 5Th St
can add up to half a sues for women in re- ners in Independence, Ah Wong; Michelle 100 SE 2Nd St DiazJose 245 SW 20Th Ave #5
million dollars over a tirement: Ohio. It's important Ahmad, Raja E 1251 NW 179Th St Diaz, Wiliam
lifetime." Longevity: Women to not to be overly in- Ahmad, RajaiE 1251 NW179ThSt- Diaz, William 2222 SW126ThAve
And, Whitman says, simply live longer than vested in cash just be- Allen, Randolph M 11731 SW 193Rd St Dixon, Joshua B 5431 NW 186th St
women are more likely men. "They are more cause it's safe, he says. Anderson, Bemrnard J 1831 NW 47th ST Donald, Tracy K 7615 NE 4Th Ct
than men to move in likely to end up alone "Recently, the market Anderson, Jerry L 660 NW 52Nd St Dorvil, Prosper 95 NW 69Th St
and out of the labor in old age, because has been strong. It's ........ ....
force to raise children women have longer life important as you head Aneiro, Jose R 9901 NW 123Rd St Dowda, Jessica N 28900 SW 144Th Ave
and care for older rela- expectancies two towards retirement to Antequera, David 1755 NE 164Th St APT 321 Dowdell, Anthony B 18619 NW45Th Ave
tives, which typically extra years for those capture some of those Antigua, Roy M 10985 SW 107Th St APT 115 Dumois, Margarita 2291 SW 7Th St
reduces any pensions who reach age 65 gains."
they may qualify for and married women "These issues lead Atkins, Osby E 250 SW 14Th Ave APT 52 Duval, David M 1036 SW 3Rd St 5
and makes it harder are often about three to two financial con- Bain, Jahmal B 206 Jefferson Dr Edwards, Terron L 23644 SW 113Th Ave
to build up a nest egg. years younger than cerns: less savings and Balais, Lisa J 415 76Th St APT 5 Elliott, Leslie W 726 NE 1St AVE
"They need more than their male spouses," less Social Security Bariento, Michael 2011 NW 24Th St Escobar, Stephanie 825 NE 12Th St

Baur, Raymond H 1717 N Bayshore Dr #2338 Estrella, Santla R 457 NW 61St Ave
Founders of eyurbantv.co Bauzile, Louis 47 NW 67th ST Etienne, Jensen 14181 NW 14Th Dr
Snum er Blanco, Margarita 3667 S Miami AVE UNIT #219 Fabregat, Giovanni 7879 NW 165Th St
looking to become e num ber 1 Blanco, MariaT 3667 S Miami Ave APT 415 Fair, Anthony K 1158 NW64Th St
Borrego, Gloidina 1207 Marsellie Dr 31 Farmer, Veronica T 357 NW 31St St
MEDIA illia said n your sma'tphne' Borero, Anju J 10201 SW 216Th St19 Feinberg, Bernice B 8911 SW 200Th St
continued from 6D He conceptualized Williams has busi- Brrero, Anju J 1020 SW 216Th St 19 Fenberg, Bernice B
a configuration with nesses lining up. The Boyd, Kevin J 14255 SW 272Nd St Ferguson, Philmore A 5821 NW 7Th Ave #612
I was looking for a basic HD camera, company has been Bridgeman, Elvis S 813 Turner Cir Fernandez, Armando 18806 SW 168Th St
pepetoitrie ontdpnl ih ble to ;sustain itself
people interview outed panl light able to sustain itself Brown JR, Donny T 10047 SW 218Th ST Fernandez, Rafelina 2390 SW 17Th St
I was asking my co- and attached micro- financially thanks to
workers and they all phone, mounted on the community's gen- Brown, Patricia B 1355 NW 37Th St Few, Catheine 390 NW 2Nd St #506
kept telling me about a monopod called erous support. Brown, Robert H 2480 NW 89Th Ter Fielden, James D 667 SW ISt St APT 6
Albricka," he said. "Roguilla." With this Eyeurbantv. com Bryant, Andrea B 2644 E Superior St Flores, Reynaldo 717 NE 83Rd TER
At the time, Al- "on-the-fly" set-up, has interviewed the
brick was doing h ordonand Williams likes of Grammy- Buchanan, Eric L 3021 NW 154Th Ter Flores, Sebastian L 750 NW 18Th Ter #105
thing as spoken word have since adopted nominated rhythm Burgess, Christopher 1285 NE 151St St Forbes, Stanford A 13890 NE 3Rd Ct APT 403
artist so Williams a technique that is and blues singer, An- Bush, Ulysses 169 NW 26Th St Forbes, Tia C 8016 NW 9Th AVE
ch o h nuty thOny :David; Gram- . .
c se her as his very now the industry thony David; Cagglano, Maximo 808 Brickell Key Dr #2603 Francis, Jeffrey 1222 NW 42Nd ST
first interview. standard for nightlife my-award winning
Eve since, we've filming throughout singer, Mya; Kandi Campbell, Andre B 18941 SW 74Th Ave Franco JR, Silverio 1040 SW 70Th Ave LOT A-146
been partners, he the nation. Burruss of Real Cao, Raquel E 899 NW 4Th St Gabriel, Maxlme P 20213 NW 42Nd Ct
added. Setbacks seen as Housewives of Atlan- Carbonell, Rene 41 NW 18Th PI APT 3 Gaines, Carol D 692 NE 85Th ST APT 1
peopl believed they Since its official Wilborn of the Mi- Carrlngton, Richard W 6531 Tamiaml Canal Rd Garcla, Bobby 371 S Redland RD
were crazy for step- launch in Decem- chael Baisden Show; Casanova, Jose E 2381 SW 5Th St Garcla, Lazaro L 7445 SW 108Th Ave
ping out on faith with ber 2009, Eye Urban Christian Keyes; Casteilano, Wilfredo -351 NW 59Th AVE Garcia, Maria E 1197 Washington Cir F
only possibility and TV has experienced Betty Wright; Tom .
onlpos iity t an T: a in e BettJyn riloRida Castillo, Meghan A 10 SW 108Th AVE APT E8 Gascon, Carlos M 727 E 46Th St
opportunity to lean ,growing pains set- Joyner and Flo Rida. __________on but they refused backs that have only And they've had some Castrillon, Steven 6039 Collins Ave APT 1124 Germain, Rodne 140 SW 6Th St APT 12
to let that stop them. made them stronger. notable clients too: Castro Gonzalez, Alberto 4717 NW 7Th St APT #710 German, Wylie 25797 SW 123Rd Ave
The pair soon dis- "Some of the chal- The Greater Miami Castro, Miriam A 2817 SW19Th St Gibson; Va J 7800 NW 2Nd AVE #16
ing local exposure to getting stated was & Bureau; The Black Castro, Miriam C 2817 SW 19Th St Givens, Virginia 20201 NW 28Th Ct
te commu ity via getting Black busi- Hospitality Initiative; Castro, Natalia 0 4717 NW 7Th St #710 Golley, Christopher P 270 NE 60Th St
video interviews, they nesses to get on the Consortium for Cicio, Peter 2166 SW 14Th Ter Gomez SR, Romelio 7275 W 2Nd Way
would find 'them- board with this type a Healthier Miami__________selves in the foreign of media market- Dade; Circle of One Cohen, Allan S 1881 Washington Ave #814 Gomez, Zamir 5401 Collins Ave #501
terrain of digital me- ing," Williams said. Marketing; and OIC Colpel, Angel F 8460 SW 4Th St Gonzalez Rodiles, Juan 1400 SW 5Th St #13
dia. Williams wanted "We had to explain to of South Florida. Coleman, Ray A 1461 NW 46Th St Gonzalez, Concepcion 955 NW 3Rd St
to conduct interviews 'them how it's needed "Our ultimate goal Clmn a
of the South Florida in this day and age." is to operate much Colon, Jessenla 257 NW 34ThTer Gonzalez, Francisco 1950 SW 63Rd Ave
night life so he devel- Now in a world like a television sta- Compere, Wesly 135 NW 120Th St Gonzalez, Gabriel 11930 SW 168Th St
hoped a camera set-up. where you can re- tion online that cre- Cook, Thomas L 375 NW 17Th St APT 314 Gonzalez, Isela 5617 NW 7Th St UNIT #607
"It was sim- cord anything with rates stars," Gordon
pl .- effective, th tap -of a buttOn said. Cooper, Chevelle Z 1244 NW 64Th St Gonzalez, Juanita 1025 NW 6Th St APT 6
Cooper, Devon T 1218 NW 12Th St GoodwIn JR, David L 12605 NW 27Th Ave APT 307
Cooper, Shannon D 7305 NW 174Th Ter APT 1100 Grace, Charles L 17941 NW 14Th Ave
Correa, Edward M 12687 SW 146Th ST Green SR, Rodney E 19300 NW 6Th Ct
Correa, Giancarlo L 5900 Collins Ave Greenberg, Isabel A 323 SW 7Th AVE
Cortes, Gulliermo 285 NW 46Th Ave Griffin, Lillie H 1026 SW 19Th Ave
Cruz, Onello 935 SW 30Th Ave #86 Guerra, Gilbert 18401 SW 265Th ST
SOUTHEAST OVERTOWN/PARK WEST Cutler, Charles L 706 NW 4Th Ave Guerrero, Nieve 2030 SW 4Th ST #3
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY Dalama, Antonio 3095 NW 4Th ST Gunning, Yolanda C 1840 NW 69Th St
Davila, Luis A 2819 NW 1St Ave #1 Gutierrez, Ana M 1100 SW 24Th Ave
PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of the Davis, Pamela 815W Lucy St Hamllton, Dermar 631 NW 189Th Ter
Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW Davis, Roosevelt 1040 NW 87Th St Harkness, Harold W 420 NW 10Th St
CRA) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 @ 12:00
pm, or thereafter, at Miami City Hall in the Manager's Conference Room, 3500 Davis, Stephen B 2701 SE 12Th PLAPT 202 Harrell, Joanne R 140 NW 59Th St
Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133. Penelope Townsley
Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please con- Supervisora de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
tact the SEOPW CRA offices at (305) 679-6800. Sip~viz6 Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade

#19412 Clarence E. Woods III, Executive Director Continued on next page / Continua en la prdxima pdgina IKontinve nan /6tpaj ia
Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agencies 3ge. ,





8D THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 18-24, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER


Consumers conducted holiday shopping through mobile devices

MOBILE specific gaming app. Jones says social keting in the Partici- she says. "It's really ness, she says. Brands all give the time. The numbers
continued from 6D "This is the most media provides the pation Age: A Guide important to involve "That's a really cool same answer as to back them up.
digitally enabled cam- "sweet spot" for any to Motivating People them in the process." part of mobile," Rask why mobile and social Smartphone owneron Twitter to share paign in Target's his- marketing campaign: to Join, Share, Take Ultimately, by con- says. "You can be sort strategies have taken ship has grown to 61
family traditions and tory," says Jeff Jones, "Drive traffic to the Park, Connect, and stantly giving shop- of pleasantly interrup- over this the holiday percent, up from 42
photos over the Fourth chief marketing offi- site or store, deep- Engage. pers a way to interact tive in a nice way that season: phones, tab- percent in 2011, acof July and other occa- cer. en engagement, and "It's no longer on mobile apps and might change behav- lets and social media cording to Deloitte, a
sions. Target built its The app has users strengthen their love enough to 'just send social media, retailers ior or inspire some- are where and how national consulting
holiday season cam- play a game that in- for our brand." customers a message," will grow their busi- thing unplanned." customers spend their firm.
paign from that same volves building a vir- On social media,
hashtag, encourag- tual Christmas tree. sometimes interacing followers to share Through Dec. 14, app tion and conversation Continuation of previous page / Continuacidn de la p~gina anterior / Kontinyasyon pal presedan an
photos of their favorite users are entered to can be just as powerholiday moments on win gift cards every ful to customers as N i .y eL k a Ntc i hrb g
Instagram and Twit- time they complete offering them a dis- .a aa a ma el a a a:
ter, creating social certain actions, sueh count. That's because Ya *. r, Y . g r.
media-inspired TV as adding ornaments human beings love to Harris, Ervin 867 NW 73Rd St Paschal, Traveris T 2130 NW 54Th St apt B
spots such as a com- to the tree or invit- participate, given the
mercial that brings a ing friends to partici- right environment, Heath A Thomas 1520 NW 61St St #5 Pearson, Leroy 5551 NW9ThAve
woman's holiday Pin- pate. Target will give says Daina Middleton, Hernandez, Socrates 624 SW 14Th Ave 4 Peguero, Jonathan 20030 NW 57Th Ct"
terest board to life away 40 $25 gift cards global CEO of market- Hockaday IllI, Edison W 999 Brickell Bay Dr APT 903 Pelaez, Juana M 3650 SW 9Th Ter UNIT. #B5
with Target merchan- a day and a $500 ing agency Performics Hoefie, Richard A 611 NE 58Th St Pellom, Ronald M 1024SW 19Th AVE
dise, and a holiday- grand prize, and author of Mar
Howard JR, Matthew 5018 NW 31St Ave Perez, Enrique 3231. SW 7Th St ,

Black law yer gets appointm ent Hunter, Kimberly L 3101 NW 6OTh St Perez, Evelio 2021 SW 33Rd Ave
PI Hurlston, Niven 327 NE.54Th St Peters, Kervom J 12270 SW 202Nd St

BAILEY Bailey, who concen- M. Bullard. Jackson, JimmieA 565 NW 198th ST Picrin'JR, JorgeA. 663 NW13ThStA
continued from 6D trates his practice on This experience, he Jackson, Virginia L 1014 NW 58Th Ter Pierre, Hansy 903 NE 126Th St
government relations feels, taught him the Jadoo, Sanjay A 11824 SW 21 0Th St Polley, Richard 6250 NE 1St PI
and the Governor's and lobbying in South intricacies of the legappointees and is Florida and Tallahas- islative process, com- James, Travaughn 810 NW 83rd Ter Pratt, Eric R 8320 NW 5Th PI
charged with identi- see, fills a vacant seat mittee procedures Jeanjacques, Net 303 NE 187Th ST #722 Quinones, Clara E 2340 SW 89Th Ct
fying the long-term on the Council. He will and helped him build Jenkins, Jerrich 182 NW 53Rd ST QuIntoro, Manuel 4100 NW 4th Ter
challenges and oppor- serve a term starting strong ties to members
tunities facing South- November 19, 2013, of both parties and Jenkins, Nathaniel F 2300 NW 136Th St #305 Ralby, Leonard 3350 SW 28Th Ter
east Florida as well as and ending October 1, chambers. Bailey is a Johnson JR, Earl S 2020 NW 1StAve Reguera SR, Ramon E 3045 W Flagler StAPT #8
assisting the region's 2016. graduate of the Univer- Johnson, Christiaan B 1170 NW 87Th St Riley, Willie R 112 NW lOTh St APT 9
leaders in developing He also works with sity of Alabama. 12925SW 191St St
and implementing cre- clients from vari- He is an alumnus Johnson, Kevin 0 6732 NW 6Th CT Rivera, William 12925_SW_191StSt
ative solutions. ous sectors including of the Greater Miami Johnson, Tyrese K 227 NW 2Nd St Roberts, Eartha L 12390 SW 264Th St
The Council helps business,' municipal Chamber of Com- Joseph, RicardoT. 5803 NW 5Th Ct Robinson, Eddie L 2550 NW 159Th Ter
to determine policies government and edu-. merce's Leadership Joyce, Lonzie 1536 NW 58Th Ter Robinson, Johnnie 2500 NW 22Nd Ave
that result in more cation. Prior to join- Miami Program and is
prosperous and equi- ing Becker & Polia- active in the Chamber Kelly, Dorothy M 7500 SW 116Th St Robinson, Mary 800 NW 13Th Ave #419
table communities, a koff, he served as the and many civic and Kerekes JR, Charles W 729 NE 85Th St Rodriguez SR, Celia A 3671 S Miami Ave
healthier and cleaner Chief Legislative Aide charitable organiza- King, Herbert V 19301 NW 23Rd Ave Rodriguez, Ramiro I 3775 W 11Th Ave
environment and a to Florida State Rep- tions in Miarmi-Dade
more vibrant economy. resentative Dwight County. King, James A 7614 NW 15Th Ave Rogue, Nancy 2496 SW 17th Ave 5307
Klemetsen, Charles R 13702 SW285Th St Roldan, Gabriel L 10245 SW 154th PI #104-3
Barra's success led to prom otion Knight, MichaelA 800 NW 28Th St Rosario, Carmelo 15425 SW 80Th StAPT 106
Lanza, Jesus A 2401 SW 22Nd St #2 Rosario, Ricardo A 9915 Marlin RD

BARRA company statement. 2011, Barra set out to' Lara, Miguel A 2242 W 53Rd PI Ross-Smith, Antoine B 1635 NW 81St St
continued from 6D "I'm honored to lead streamline the com- Lastre, Reinaldo 2300 SW 62Nd Ct Ruffin, Lafonzo G 2191 NW 3Rd AVEAPT 106
the best team in the pany's historically
cancer diagnosis. business and to keep bureaucratic vehicle Laughin, Robert B 200 NE 48Th Ter Ruiz Diaz, Jose M 1380 NW 24Th Ave #401
Barra has worked for our momentum at full development process. Lawrence, Tristen D 3471 NW 172Nd Ter Ruiz SR, Jose 223 NE 62Nd St #2
GM for 33 years and speed." She has been an ad- Leonard, Bonnie B 1515 NE 135Th St APT 13 Salvat, Oscar 829 SW 19Th Ave #8-B
was most recently the Barra, who is mar- vocate of reducing the
executive vice presi- ried and the mother number of global vehi- Lewis, Rosa M 1961 NW 207Th STAPT 110 Samar00,Ashley E 572S Biscayne River Dr
dent of global product of two children, joined cle platforms that GM Lewis, Shantell D 1835 NW 122Nd St Samuel, Berthram 8 1601 NE 160Th St
development. She is GM in 1980 as a co-op uses around the world, Lillo, Mario .. .. 4713 NW 7th St #309 Sanchez, Omar E 5837 SW 2NdTer
considered -a critical student in the com- an approach that saves
player in the overhaul pany's Pontiac divi- money and reduces Lin.a, Mary0 W SanceN,..11daSt120undrT Ave
of the company's vehi- sion. An electrical en- complexity among its Llerena, Maria T 955 NW 3Rd St Saunders JR, Don E 14305 NW 22Nd Ave APT 3
cle lineups around the gineer by. training, she product lines. Lopez, Judith '553 NW 35Th St Saunders, And 6206 NW 14Th Ave
world. The GM board worked in' a variety "GM is in more than Lozano, Teresita G 18805 N Bay Rd Scalf, Jason E 7707 NW 2NdAve
approved Barra's se- of engineering posts capable hands, as
lection and named her and managed an as- we've seen some of the Machado, Hilda L 2425 SW 6Th St UNIT #2 Serrano, Anna L 25375SW202NdAVE
a director of the com- sembly plant, among best products released MacHo, Eduardo 2201 SW 84Th Ave Siiverstro, Jordan L 11185 SW 136Th Ct
pany.. other jobs, before be- under Mary Barra, Maldonado, Jorge L 12905 SW 191 St Ter Smith JR, John P 28205 SW 124Th Ct
'With an amazing ing named head of the who has helped over- 22915 SW 114Th AVE Smith, Gary, L 8180 NW 23Rd Ave APT A
portfolio of cars and company's human re- see the development Maldonado RajuanaT 221_S_1ThVSi__Gr__88_N_3__etrucks and the stron- sources department in of their vehicles on Marquis, Joseph L 790 NW 153Rd St Solano, Angel 955 NW 3Rd St apt 539
gest financial perfor- 2009. a global scale," said Marrero, Fausta F 1865 NW 4Th St Sotefo, Yepsy 12973 SW 17Th St/
mance in our recent After being pro- Jared Rowe, president Martin, Sara M 955 NW 3Rd ST #444 Spurling, J C 448 NW 7Th St #8
history, this is an ex- moted by Akerson to of the automobile re- ............
citing time at today's lead GM's global prod- search firm Kelley Martinez, Alfredo B 3667 S Miami AVE #501 Spurling, Ray 448 NW 7Th StAPT 8
GM," Barra said in the uct development in Blue Book. Martinez, Andre A 2250 SE 19Th Ave Suarez, Henry 8000 SW 149Th Ave #A-1 03
Martinez, Dayana 7600 NW 27Th Ave LOT 155 Sweetlng JR, Joseph L 22301 SW 109Th CT
Americans are unsure on Obama Marnez, Pedro 22712 SW 180Th Ct Thomas, Sean A 16097 NE 9Th PI
Martinez, Wilfredo 14612 SW 38Th ST APT 15 Thompson, Georgia L 13842 SW 282Nd Ter
OBAMA nomic conditions na- SECOND-TERM McFarley, Edmund S 10015 NW 7Th AVE APT 3C Thompson, Leonle L 550 NW 5Th St #516
continued from 6D tionwide as good or STUMBLES
excellent, but the per- Obama is hardly McMillan, Shatavia L 13415 NW 31St Ave APT 3 Tillman, Rashad D 1427 NW 83Rd St
better than before. centage who rate them the first president to Mendez, Himmley 2020 SW 6Th St APT 7 Torres, Adonai 4280 SW 60Th Ct
The question facing as poor has dropped stumble in his second Meroles, Jose '3241 NW 19th St Tortorelll, Rosalind 1499 NE 13Th Ct
Obama as he prepares by 12 points since ear- term. Ronald Reagan 750 NW 13ThAVEAPT 1102
for his final three years ly October. became enmeshed in Mills, Lasonya C 2026 NW 71St St Valdes-Flores, Orlando 750_NW_13ThAVE __PT1102
in office: Can he claim Obama continues to the Iran-contra scan- Miranda, Yailen N 17150 NW 42Nd PI Vallejos, Roosevelt 1883 NW 20Th Ave APT 3
enough credit for an be more trusted to do dal, and Bill Clinton Montanez, Miriam J 3189 NW 93Rd ST Vega, Adolfo D 6301 Simmons St
improving economy to the right thing when was impeached in the Mtl WilliamA 15695SW82NdCircleLNAPT 14 Vega, Raquel 2936SW24Th TerUNIT #REAR
offset the damage done it comes to dealing Monica Lewinsky af 'oneaqezegreV',2 N 4h v
by ironically the with the economy than fair. But both Reagan Montiel, Concepcion [955 NW'3'Rd St 'Vlsuz oeV38N T v
achievement to which Republican congres- 'and Clinton had higher Moore JR, Tommie B l1.4600 NW 16Th Dr Velasquez, Weneslao 955 NW 3Rd St
he devoted much of his sional leaders: 47 per- approval ratings than Morgan, Ann M [2295 NW 46Th ST APT!10 Velazquez, Maria 1911I NW 20Th Ave
first term? cent have a great deal Obama does at this ....
"Some sustained or fair amount of faith point in their second Mornn Aurora 1529 NW 31StAve #REAR Velez JR, Jose E 138 NW 15Th Ave APT 21
economic growth in the president, com- terms, as did 'Dwight MorrelI, Charles 1351 NW1StCt#3 Venlsee, LameshaM .. 115 NE 78ThStAPT1
would provide the pared with 36 percent Eisenhower. oseAtuM131W1t tWalden, Christopher A 6928 NW 5Th P1
swiftest tailwind, for who say that of GOP The modern prede- MslyArhrM '15NWstC124SW3ThL
Obama's second term, leaders., cessor Obama tracks Mouzon, Mark R 27000 SW 127Th Ave Walker, Melody L124S 36hL
for Democrats for run- The poll 'of 2,001 most closely in terms Najera De Lopez, Judith '553 NW 35Th St Wallace, Kathrene M 21083 NW 22Nd Ave APT 102
ning in 2014," says adults, taken Tuesday of approval is George 'Navarro, lrma 810 NW 30Th Ct Walton, Curtis 4601 NW 183rd St #G-1 2
John Sides, a politi- through Sunday, has a W. Bush, whose sec- 194S 8T e
cal' scientist at George margin of error' of +/-3 ond term was caught Navarro, Larry 2260 NW 27Th AVE #D-425 Watts, Jesse J 194S 8T e
Washington University points, in rising opposition to Nazien, Lamartine 544 NW 43Rd St Welch Il, Collis 445 NE 195Th ST #228
and co-author of The The survey's domi- the Iraq War and, at its Nemorin, Louis 8625 NW 196th Ter West JR, Marshaun A .1250 NW 95Th St APT 307
Gamble: Choice and nant finding is how end, by the financial NnAte 5 E8hS OSWie li 40 ii w 11
Chance in the 2012 much .the bollixed meltdown that led to
Presidential Election. rollout of the health the Great Recession. 0choa JR, Jose A 11780 SW 18th1 St 405 White, James E 1275 NW 186Th St
"It is certainly a big care law this fall has .History's patterns Orena, Aida R 2301 SW 9Th St #2 Whitman, Robert F 4141 Woodridge Rd
enough factor to over- scarred fundamental aren't encouraging for Ortega, Vicente 19448SW 16th Ter Wiggins, Ahmad J 20850 San Simeon Way APT 506
shadow any challeng- elements of the presi- Obama. Since presi- .....Jun ..16.W.4T.S...Wllam,.erca1501NE6T.Ae.LD..i
es that the Affordable dent's reputation, in- dential approval start- Otz un 1 W3T t# ilas eea141N6hvBDD1
Care Act continues to cluding among some ed being measured on Outten JR, Julius 0 249 NW 64Th St Woodard, Nathlaniel 1836 NW 51St St
have." of the demographic a consistent basis in Owens, Marcus 1305 NW 7Th Ave Wright Ill, Kenyard D 10715 Westwood Lake Dr
Despite some eco- groups that were most the 1940s, only two of PailGrin42NW1TAv#2WigtKaaaL '35W4ThS
nomic optimism, enthusiastic about re- the previous second- PdlaGerna40N1ThAe#2WitaunaL3NW41 S
Americans aren't con- electing him a year term presidents have Paradoa JR, Daniel 3050 NW 183Rd ST Zakarian, Robert H 2752 SW 25Th1 St
fident good times have ago. Among the most seen their approval Paredes, Manuel J '12601 NW 22Nd Ave Zapata, EdmundoS5 150 NW 43rd PI
arrived. Four in 10 disenchanted are drop below 50% in the
say their personal fi- young people. first several months af- Penelope Townsley
nancial situations are Americans split on ter re-election Bush Supervisor of Elections, MiamI-Dade County
good or excellent; an- how to judge Obama's and Richard Nixon Supervisora de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
other four in 10 call presidency: 46 percent and both had second Slp~yiz Eleksyon, Konte Miami-Dade
them "only fair." Just call it a success; 48 terms that were con15 percent rate eco- percent call it a failure. sidered unsuccessful. s 'S ** '





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Ad catches fire online: Less doll, more awl

By Claire Cain Miller

Who said girls want to dress
in pink and play with dolls,
especially when they could be
building Rube Goldberg machines instead?
That is the message of a video that has gone viral, viewed
more than 6.4 million times
since it was posted Monday
on YouTube an ad for GoldieBlox, a startup toy company
that sells games and books to ."
encourage girls to become engineers. V 4
In the ad, three girls are
bored watching princesses in
pink on TV. So they grab a tool
kit, goggles and hard hats and d
set to work building a machine
that sends pink teacups and
baby dolls flying through the
house, using umbrellas, lad- An ad showing girls creating their own Rube Goldberg machine has gone viral.
ders and, of course, GoldieBlox toys. ad sings: "Girls build a space- ny two years ago, after gradu- tions on Upworthy, a site that
The ad has become a hot ship/Girls code the new app/ ating with a degree in product posts content with a social
topic of conversation on social Girls that grow up knowing/ design from the mechanical mission.
media, generating discussion That, they can engineer that/ engineering department at GoldieBlox toys join others
about a much broader issue: Girls, that's all, we really need Stanford, where she was dis- on the shelf aimed at encourthe dearth of women in the is girls/To bring us up to speed appointed that there were not aging girls to build things and
technology and engineering it's girls/Our opportunity is more women in her classes, consider engineering. Lego
fields, where just a quarter girls/Don't underestimate She then worked in design and sells a pink set with a girl charof technical jobs are held by girls." marketing. acter, and Mattel introduced a
women "I thought back to my child- GoldieBlox did not work with computer engineer Barbie that
"I've been so excited to watch hood with the princesses and an ad agency on the video. wears high heels and carries a
this wave," said Rachel Sk- the ponies and wondered why GoldieBlox's small team, based hot pink laptop.
lar, an advocate for women in constructionn toys and math in Oakland, Calif., conceived Yet thepink-washing of those
technology and co-founder of and science kits are for boys," the ad over Mexican food a few toys, including the toys from
TheLi.st, a digital media com- Debbie Sterling, founder and months ago and produced it GoldieBlox, has been criticized
The~~ichie exctv digta Goediaox corn wrote th song. j~ :
pany for women. "It really doeschief executive of GoldieBlox, and wrote the song. for feeding into the same stehighlight that this gap is -not ,said in an interview. "We want- The ad was directed by the reotypes about girls that the
that little girls aren't interest- ed to create a cultural shift Academy, a group of filmmak- ad aims to knock down.
ed in it, it really is a function Debbie Sterling, the founder and chief executive of Gold and close the gender gap and ers in Los. Angeles. Brett Doar, One GoldieBlox kit is to build of 'you can't be what you can't ieBlox. One of the kits, left, that teaches girls how to build fill some of these jobs that are an artist who specializes in a belt drive which .is pink. see.' a float for princesses, is $20. growing at the speed of light" making machines, created the Another is to build a parade
Cindy Gallop,: who started In 2010, women earned just Rube Goldberg machine, float for princesses to ride. On
the U.S. branch of Bartle Bogle ic and funny while women are "Girls" by the Beastie Boys, a 18 percent of computer science The ad premiered on You- Wednesday, they were the topHegarty, the advertising agen- sidekicks or homemakers. decidedly anti-feminist ballad degrees, down from 37 percent Tube and is not scheduled to selling toys on Amazon.com. cy, said the ad also illustrated "I tell marketers and the ad with lyrics that the ad's cre- in 1985, according to the Na- appear on TV. (GoldieBlox is a Sterling said she did not behow advertising created by and industry, 'When you want a ators rewrote. tional Center for Women and finalist, though, for an Intuit lieve pink was bad, but that
for women and girls is power- video to go viral, this is what The Beastie 'Boys sang, Information Technology. contest to pay for a Super Bowl girls should be encouraged
ful because women share so you do, you talk to women and "Girls to do the dishes/Girls to Analysts say the low num- commercial.) to be confident and inventive.
frequently on social media and girls and you talk to them in clean up my room/Girls to. do bears are partly because girls The company has relied on She added that new toys were control most purchases. the right kind of way,"' Gallop the laundry/Girls and in the are not.encouraged to pursue the Internet for other parts of in development.
Yet ad agencies are predomi- said. "This ad is the absolute bathroom/Girls, that's all I re- science as often or as enthusi- its business; too, raising its "It's OK to be a princess," she nantly men, she said, and the paradigm." ally want is girls." astically as boys. initial capital on Kickstarter said. "We just think girls can
men in ads are generally hero- The ad is set to the tune of One of the actresses in the Sterling started the compa- and benefiting from promo- build their own castles too."



A trick aine merger, but with labor's b easing
By Jed Mouawad" j''planesplan? new' routes and, '~front 'so fa is prom:sing, he for their backing~ of the merg- Profession'al'Flight Attendants. tions, flight 'and gate infora-~
Airline mergers are notori- tie together complex computer turn and a lot 'of trust between try veteran, took 'advantage tendant Work group' emerged Rick Seaney, the chief".ex.ously' difficult to pull off,' but systems. With fewer airlines te company's management of poor labor relaions while from bankruptcy with such ecutive 'of FareCompare.com, whei the deal betweenAeri- left after a wave of mergers, any and the union leadership," American was in its bankrupt- a valuable equitycaim't a travel website, said he excan Airlines and US Airways filre in technology is now Keay said. cy restructuring to offer work- group said on Friday. pected the technological pat
closes on Monday, the giant more apparent than ever and, American, at least for now, ers a better deal. He now takes But keeping labor on board of the merger to work out carrier can at .least count on given the 'size' of 'this merger, has the backing of unions rep- over as chief executive of the~ is only half the 'job o6f inte- more smoothly than it' did having employees on its side. can affect more passengers. resenting its three main em- combined airline, which will grating the two airlines. The in the merger of 'United and
As thecompanybegins the United learned 'thatthhe ployee groups pilots, flight be called American Airlines. ent challenge will Continental. One reason he
'painstaking task of'creating way last year, when its reserva- attendants and ground work- As part of the company's be in merging complex res- said, was American's history 'the world's 'largest: airline, it tion system failed repeatedly, ers -- who have been cheer-' restructuring Iageemient, ervtion and computer 'sys- 'of. technological. innovation twill have to combine'two carri- strandingtravelers and forcing' leaders for the deal, arguing which was approved last'week, teams, which each airline and expertise. Another is'that ers with vastly different operate lar ge-scale cancellations. 'in public as well as in federal American's employees stand developed separately over de- American is larger than US img cultures and bac grounds "The two main bogeys that bankruptcy court that the, to get abot a quarter of what cades, and making sure they Airways and can probably ab labr hstrie. Erler~irlnedurng nymerger integration ''This support was gained last Flight attendants, for instance, jThose, systems need to han- more easily.
combinations "hi 'light how are labor and technology," aid' year when Doug Parker, chair- will receive from nine million dle'large amounts of data that "While the bulk of the manperilous that process can be. Hunter Keay, an analystwith man of US Airways, reached to 11 million shares in the' ew constantly change, including agement will come from US
It can take two years for air- Wolfe R~esearch. 'an agreement with Ameri- company, according to calcu- 'passenger information, fre- Airways, the technology will be
lines to merge fleets, repaint The outlook' on the labor can's employees in exchange lations by the Associaition of qtient-flier numbers, reserva- all American's," he said.


Young women make pay gains Florida fines unemployment

By Hope Yen of college completion. But at Johns Hopkins Univer- The near-equal pay for benefits site opera
Associated Press the analysis of census and sity. "But our progress has young women is being driv- dev elper
labor data also shows the shown us more clearly what en in large part by their edu- By Marcia Heroux Pounds stop to help claimants and I will
not rest until our contractor, DeWASHINGTON About gender pay gap will widen still needs to be accom- national gains. Some 38 per- Florida has recovered $1.5 mil- 1oitteConsulting, has delivered the
75 percent of young women for women by their mid-30s, plished." cent of women ages 25-32 *lion in "financial restitution" from system Floridians were promised,"
believe the U.S. needs to do if the experience of the past "More doors are now open now hold bachelor's degrees, uepomn eeiswbiePnci ad
more to bring about, equal- three decades is a guide. to women, but they can now compared with 31 percent~of uemloyent ee fiite oslwebsie Pancci shaid. nO.5 ity in the workplace, a new That widening gap is due see how far they are from young men. Fdlor DeoitmeCnuting, sanoid Sine theaunch3,0 ot. 15,im
study finds, despite a nar- in part to the many women equality in high-level jobs," As a result, 49 percent of Flortia D epatetiof Ecnoiec- more than 833,006in tta clais r6wing" pay gap and steady who take time off or reduce he-said. employed workers with at t itJess eecutcoive an drc a ve befled usiecng the websit
employment gains for womn- their hours to start families. Kim Parker, associate di- least a bachelor's degree last Wtresedanccionin an2upatemclled onet hand meepi to en at higher levels of busi- Other factors cited in the' rector with the Pew Social year were women, up from Pa cyi gai $237taelmillscl i n has beeapaddt
ness and government, report are .gender stereotyp- & Demographic Trends Proj- 36 percent in 1980. That Paucosithsaealoas limnDEsid
Those women remain as ing, discrimination, weaker means more women in high- "imposed correction action" on But the numerous technical
pesmstca'thi oh-poesinlntwrsan rsilehghrpyngp-'Deloitte, which developed the $63 glitches with the site and the inpesimstc s.ther ot- roesionl etors ndBut gap remains e-ildhgrpango- million site that has had technical ability to reach the agency on the
ers and grandmothers re- women s hesitancy to ag- sitions. gice eutn ndlyo e-poehslf ayuepoe
garding gender equality in gressively push for raises ect, also attributed young The current ratio of hourly glitcpayes uton Florda's ufem- Floridians whot quaiy founefitsye the workplace, according to and promotions, which to- women's negative assess- earnings for young women to efpye ts toFord ue-Frusradian whouay no m et
the report released gether may account for .20 'ment of workplace equality young men, now at 93. per- Dloy wllcotiu to worrnn- tpyrent or bils. ay ncm
Wednesday by the percent to 40 percent of in part to the slow movement cent, is up from 67 percent __Dewill__continue__to __work __non- _to ___ayrent__or__bills.
Pew Research the pay gap. of women into top job posi- in 1980 and is the highest in Sebanks hi ih fines
Center. Even so, just 15 tions.'"They feel empowered government records dating First IJS iUv t

The study percent of young in many ways, yet when they back to at least 1979. Across
fid htwomen say they look at the workplace, they all age groups, the median By Danielle Douglas nipulation of key interest rates such
women under have been discrimi- see it as a 'man's world' with hourly wage for women last as the London interbank offered
32 owmaenatedi against be- the deck stacked against year was 84 percent as much JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup rate known as Libor.
93 percent of cause of their gender. them," she said. as men $14.90 vs. $17.79, have become the first U.S. banks In the United States, the Coinwhat young "The report shows Women are increasingly up from 64 percent in 1980. fined for the alleged manipulation modity Futures Trading Commismen earn, aid- that we have made moving into higher posi- At the same time, the Pew of benchmark interest rates that af- sion has already penalized four
ed by women's substantial progress on tions both in government study indicates that a womn- fect hundreds of billions of dollars European banks RBS, Barclays,
higher rates gender, equality in the and business. They make an's job advancement of- in contracts around the world. 'UBS and Rabobank for their role
workplacee" said An- up nearly half the workforce, ten will hit a ceiling, due in On Wednesday, the European in the scheme, but the agency, along
drew Cherlin, a and the share of women in part to competing demands Commission slapped six financial with the Justice Department, is still s o c i o 10o g y managerial and administra- of work and family. Women giants, including Deutsche Bank, investigating domestic banks. II profes- tive occupations is nearly remain twice as likely as Royal Bank of Scotland and JPM- Each of the cases that have been
s or equal to that of men 15 men to work part-time and organ, with a total of $2.3 billion in settled revealed a corporate culture
percent compared with 17 are more likely to take sig- penalties for colluding to rig Euro- in which traders bragged about the
percent. Still, women cur- nificant time off from em- pean and Japanese interest rates schemes in emails and Internet
rently hold just 4.5 percent ployment during their live for profit. The commission is one of chat rooms. Authorities say the latof Fortune 1000 CEO posi- to care for children or other several regulators around the world est cases illustrate more of the same tions, the pew report said. family members. that have been examining the ma- brazen disregard for the law.




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Miami Central captures third state title


BUT SAYS GO. ODBYE TO TEAM'S STAR BACKS

By Akilah Laster ets' fourth consecutive champi- 16 year. Yearby also rushed for
akilahlaster@gmail.com onship appearance. more than 2,000 yards dur"It's the same accomplish- ing his second season with the
Saturday afternoon marked ment as if I was playing and ~'Rockets.
the end of an era Central's I feel very good about it," said "Competing against him in
Yearby-Cook era. And true to Yearby, who was the first in line practice brought the man out
form they went out winners to shake the hands of the Arm- of me," Cook said of Yearby.
with a 52-7 defeat of their 2011. wood players after the game. And thou ta ve morival Armwood at the Citrus To make sure his spirit was tivated each other since their
Bowl. In an eerily accurate still felt, Cook ran to Yearby on days of optimist play, the duo
display, Cook sported metallic the sideline after every touch- will soon potentially separate
gold Nike kicks in his final high down four times in total. as they are committed to rival
school football game. The dynamics between the two .,..... colleges Cook to University
His premonitory fashion- throughout their high school of Florida and Yearby to Uniable footwear reflected the gold career has been awe-striking. versity of Miami. But late in the
medal he and his teammates "I told him I loved him after season, Cook's verbal commitdonned after capturing Cen- every score," said Cook, who ment began to wane in favor of
tral's third state champion- also wore Yearby's number in keeping the tandem together in
ship. the state semifinal game, "It the collegiate arena. That suits
"I had that concept in my means a lot for him to get up Yearby just fine'.
head before the game and I and walk across the field." 'I'm trying to take him with
told coach I'm wearing these Largely considered two of me," Yearby said. "It gives us
because we're going to get it," the best running backs in the a chance to do what we did at
Cook said. "I'm like the house country, their sure-footedness Central."
of flavor." has been the backbone of Cen- But ultimately the choice is
It was as bittersweet a vic- tral's success. Cook's His affinity for having
tory as any 52-7 over Armwood "We were very excited to have -Miami Times phtos/Akilah Laster his "brother" alongside him
(13-1) win could be, somewhat them," said Central Coach Ro- I has been a major factor in his
overcast by Cook's missing land Smith. "We will continue Coach Roland Smith with Joseph Yearby in post game hand shake. success.
counterpart Joseph Yearby to work on the foundation they "You have to be confident
and the culmination of the left behind." 1706 yards on the season and "It's going to be hard to replace for the Scott Lake optimist pro- with your decision," Cook said.
duo's era. Cook was the top scorer in also finished in the top 10 for them but we must move for- gram, finished his tenure with While the decision is loomYearby wore a less-stylish the County this season with scoring in Dade. The tandem ward." 66 touchdowns. Yearby, who ing, Cook and Yearby are more
plastered-boot due to an an- 210 points on 34 touchdowns, earned 87 percent of the team's Since the Cook-Yearby era, played all four years at Cen- immediately focused on enjoykle injury he sustained late in but was also the top rusher fin- ground yards and nearly 59 the Rockets have gone 28-4 tral, saw the biggest improve- ing their last moments with the playoffs; the injury unfor- ishing with 1940 yards. Year- percent of Central's total offen- (disregarding the forced for- meant his sophomore where he their teammates. And just as tunately forced Yearby to be a by, who missed two games, sive yards. feited games of 2011). Cook, scored 25 touchdowns after Cook's attire predicted the day
sideline spectator in the Rock- was second in rushing with "It's unheard of," Smith said. who played hit freshman year only scoring five his freshman was golden.



South Dade makes history


with first State championship

By Akilah Laster
akilahlaster@gmailcom

Making history is enough
to bring tears to even the
sternest of eyes. Just ask
South Dade coach Nathaniel Hudson, Jr. whose
sideline demeanor is typically poised and stoic.
There were more than
remnants from the ceremonial Gatorade-bath
running down his face
Saturday night as his
Booker T. Washington wins state Buccaneers (14-1) brought
home the first state chainBooker T. defeats Bolles 40-21 Saturday; winning Class 4A title & national pionship in the school's 0
championship. The Tornadoes capped off its dominant 2013 season with a 60 yearhistory. The Bucs 40-21 win over Jacksonville Bolles Saturday night, winning its second straight state champions Apopka Class 4A state title. High School 41-28 in' their
first trip ever to the Citrus
Bowl.
"I'm very emotional right
Baham ian mnakeS now, it's been 60 years," -MiamiTimesphotos/Akilahlaster
B aham iana Hudson said. "Every posi- Senior Buccaneerss Mario Mezier (L), C.J. Worton and Kahlil Render (R)
U, tive word you can use to sport gold medals after championship.
V describe it. I'm at a loss for
w ay i th words." a coach. Worton, a Florida State nally won it," Worton said.
Hudson, in 'his second "My dad laid the foun- commit. I.- "Now -I can tell [my brothJoel Ward, of Barbados/Canadian year, did what no other dation," Hudson said. "He "What can you say about ers] that."
I,. ./South Dade coach has set the tone for everything him? Hudson asked. "The Worton's success was
descent is just one of 27 Blacks p lay- 4 t, been able to do: Not even with the way he raised DNA on the field speaks for largely due to quarterini h ainl okyLau.his father, Nathaniel Hud-. me." itself." back Kahlil- Render, who
son, Sr., 'who coached Family has been the Worton's older broth- finished the year with 44
Hesoe aga eenl ihfor two decades at South driving force for more er, J.J., Who was in the touchdowns. An undersold
Dade. 'than just Hudson. Dade stands Saturday, is a pre- 'collegiate prospect, Render
the Washington Capitals in a I was there 20 years County's top receiver C.J, mier receiver for University was 16-of-20 on passing
3-2 loss to the Florida Pan- and didn't do it and I'm Worton, who scored three of Central Florida and the against the Blue Darters
l %SO proud of him," said touchdowns Saturday, eldest, Cody, was a safety (13-2).'
thers at the BB&T. Ward, 33, Hudson Sr., who has been sported his gold medal at University of Florida "If [colleges] want me,
has also played for the Nash- on the "sideline for every proudly for his two broth- during the Tim Tebow I'm ready," said Render,
game. "All of my sons are ers who were also top re- days. However, neither of who dedicated his season ville Predators and the coaching together and it is ceivers for South Dade. his brothers' teams made to his mother who is batMinnesota Wild. "" :really nice to see." "It's incredible my words it beyond the third round tling breast cancer. "If
ji .Hudson credits his fa- are getting jumbled .up be- of the layoffs. feels great that we made
ami Times phot0/Gregory Reed ther for his success as cause I'm so excited," said "I was the one who fi- history."


day when the Dolphins kept In fact, Nick Foles and Russell He did not shrivel up with fear especially with 'a weapon like their post season hopes alive Wilson came along after Tan- but rather seized the moment 'speedster Mike Wallace in the ~ Beating the great Tom Brady nehi11 who went eighth overall and 'the win for Miami. Tan- fold. He will improve there.
and the New England Patriots both had fared much better nehill is a smooth operator but Nationally folks are taking 24-20. The story was not that than he so far in the league, still has little help. The offen- notice of this kid and he will the Dolphins won but rather At times, fans have wondered sive linewas in shambles even get major props if the Fins end how they did it. The Patriots aloud if the team had made before the Jonathan Martin- up grabbing that final wildI | are one of the NFL's marquee 'another bad choice at QB.eWill Richie Incognito drama. waHis card spot in the AFC.heitDla. ISo there Tannehill:-is,, the nm an in:.. IV11A franchises and when they lose, they ever replace that nubrreceiving targets are no htyouhaeiDofn.Isem
especially with the chance to 13 guy? While many may not you call great and they strug-' like the long, long search to The Miami Dolphins have young quarterbacks he has a get a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, agree with this sentiment but' gle to get separation. Cou- replace Dan Marino may have their franchise quarterback, lot of room for improvement, that is a big deal. Tannehil1 Tannehil1 may well be the dif- ple that with the fact that' he finally come to an end. Search Yes folks I am talking about What I love about Tannehill delivered when he absolutely ference in the Dolphins getting' gets no help from the running no more Dolphin Nation, you Ryan Tannehill, the young man is the bigger the moment, the' had to. He did not get a lot of to the playoffs. Tannehill was game that completely vanish- have your man. some Dolfans love to hate and bigger he plays something pub in the 2012 class of young 25-of-37 for 312 yards, three es from time to time. The one The Sports Brothers, Jeff Foxblame for everything. This kid that you simply cannot teach. QB's that include Andrew touchdowns and no intercep- knock on Tannehill is that he & Ed Freeman, can be heard has got the goods and like most Consider the events last Sun- Luck and Robert Griffin IIl. tions against New England. needs to improve his deep ball daily on WQAM 560 Sports.







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First month moves you in.'35-4-73 9300 NW 30 Ct 'aalbe he el al. '356510
One bdrm., one bath. $395 545 Street Two bdrms, one bath, air, available, three meals daily.. 0- 0plete GYN Services
monthly, two bedrooms, one d $900, 305-681-3736 Share a room. 786-443-7306 225 NW 103 Street
bath. $495 monthly. Free 19' Renovated and spacious, -WEST MIAMI SHORESU
inch LCD TV. Call Joel four bdrms., two baths, two LIBERTY CITY AREA 'sThree bdrms, two baths, ASTART $180 AND P
786355757,. story. $1295 mthly. Central Two bdrms., one bah first, Flrdrom, wompletely
air, security bars, private and security. Section 8 Ok. 13070 NWa6 Avenue remodeled. Try $400 own a . tr. Setion mthl. 305ntral34 1307 bdm.,nbah 16st Fln eoded. rom $40cownetl 1- 2 -1 9 "
1450 NW 1 Avenue y .Section 8k. 305-244-6845 Three bedrooms, one bath, FHA, good credit and $799
................... 7. .. OPA66-0A ....... tile, central air, carport. $1275 monthly. P&I. NDI Realtors 3 ROOM S
46 NWu~n~bt 166 SeN'8treet"' 1'Se m46treit monthly. 305-662-5505 305-655-1700 3- O M
New" tw CARPET INSTALLED
baths. $1550 monthly. '$3550 monthly. 786-325-8000 Two bedrooms, one bath. ....TTNTIN* WITH PADPubl
1500 NW to move in. 305-606-5855 N HoS C ow H9ou
:k~i, !EN O! '305-298-0388, 305-693-1017 NWUcdon r .;
MOVE IN SPECIAL! MIAMI GARDENS AREA 'EN 'HOU .. 1345 NE 128 Street Own Home T day and
First month moves you in. Three bedrooms, two baths ,STOP BY Three 's one bath.' *WITH.... Public Housing and
One bdrm., one bath, $450. and four bedrooms, two 5202 NW ' $ FREE CASH GRANTS ': ROOMS
mthly. Fre 19 inch LCD TV. baths. Section 8 Welcome. 1UPTO $65,000 Community Development
:, r'e ;;nch CT3;!,, bth. Sctin Wecom. 1-3 ,.. Saturday, Call 305-267-9449"S l
Call Joel 7863557578. 786-234 December. ' Three 1S On Any Home/Any Area
bedrooms two FIRST TIME BUYERS ui A ec8A) Plan
1637 NW40 Street 'pe s Section 8 Welcome Brand new three bedrooms, Need HELP??? LAMINATE
Beautiful two bdrm apartment. 305-251-368 two baths, Section 8, $1200 305-892-8315 INSTALLED COMMENT PERIOD
P3025368786-277-0302 .House of Homes RealtyUI "=TRO
Completely remodeled. 305- 1102 NW 100 Terrace Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development
495-2123 Two bdm. N e ba air, 14445 NW 21 Court
NETwo bdrms., one bath, air ... $0my76371 Lm KE NEW (PHCD) hereby advertises its proposed PHA Plan for I scale Year
16 E5 tUi 2 $1100 mthly. 3057804-6960 Thre bdm.,4oe5ahRG
$1000 bedrooms, one163 bath, $,000,mthly,786-43167312014-2015; which will be available for review during a 45-day Two. bedrooms, one bath, 1812 NW 50 Street 20530 NW 20 Court 15925 NW 22 Avenue comment period from January 15, 2014 through February 28,
$900:Section8Welcome. Two bedrooms, one bath, One small bdrm., $600 Updated three bdrms., one ROUTE DRIVERS :12X6 1 9 2014 at PHCD's site manager and administrative offices and
954-914-9166 $850 monthly. 305-525-0619 monthly, $1300 move-in, bath, tile, central air, $1175 We are seeking drivers to $
1718 i 8NW 2 C0, drt ii* 1894 NW 74 Terrace utilities included, free. cable, monthly. 305-662-5505 deliver newspaper to retail ,12X15- : website www.miamidade.qov/housing.
-r, one bath, $425. Two bdrms., one bath, new 305-454-0026 or 305-761- 19364 NW 30 Court outlets in Broward and Please send written comments during the comment period to:
SQ& 42-70eO, appliances;, bars fenced, 8114 '9' Courta-Miamimadonly $750 per month. $2250 Three bedrooms, one bath, 'm dned O nl PHCD, 701 N.W. 1st Ct, 16th Floor, Miami, Florida 33136, Attn:
1801N- 37 Stee'; .. section 8 Only! $1250 nYou must be available .Executive Director, PHA Plan Comment; or e-mail comments to:
IRST MONTH 3700, Miguel 786-294-1987 Stdio $ monthly. Two monthly. 786-547-9116 between the hours of 6 SF PHAPublicComment@miamidade.qov.
MOVESl YO uI '; 207 NW 96 Street bedroom ebath $55 2821 NW 171 Street a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have PUBLIC HEARING
MOVES YOU INI ~~~~~~~monthly. Free water. 'All Three bdrm9. one bath, ~n n ~.Ms aePBI ERN
Two bdrms., one bath.$550 Two bedrooms, one bath, appliances included. Call central air. $1,400 onty, reliable, insured vehicle and monthly. 'Free 19 inch LCD central air, appliances, J .05:eai monthly, current Driver License. The public hearing will be held at the Health and Social
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578 fenced yard, Section 8 OK, 786-355-7578 ' Apply in person at: Services Committee meeting on April 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the
$825 monthly. 305-790-5026 ' 30 Ave NW 44 Street The Miami Times 80 Commissioner's Chamber, 111 N.W. 1 St. Miami, Florida 33128.
1801NW2Cour 2357 N.W. 5th TerraceFour bdrms, one and a half 900 N.W. 54th Street1431 V7tAv.Mim
S 01NW 2'Cou Two2357 bdrms,NW 95th Terrace LIBERTY CITY AREA bath. Deposit required $1500 alf 9 .t. 4th Street Mia PHCD does not discriminate based on race, sex, color religion, marital
Sm S tile. 305-205-3652 Clean, quiet, utilities included. mthly. Section 8 welcome. W.' Bw Bl"d, Ft. Laud status naorna origin, disability anceste sexual orientation, age,
First bronth $moves you2 inNW 2St $480 mthly. 305-215-7891 786-516-1614 I pregnancyor famillal status in the access to, admissions to, or employment
STwo bdrms., one: bath. $550 2413 NW 82 Street 128 NW 31ee Ave., Ft. 203atree in housing programs or"activities,. If you need a sign language interpreter
monthly. Free 19 inch LCD Two bedrooms, one bath, air. or materials In accessible format forthis event, ca 786-469-2155 atleast
V.CE786-355-7578 $1000 monthly, first, last and Portal area. $600 monthly. Renovated, three bdrms., two FUN, FLIRTY, LOCAL FRE or h,TV. Call Joel ''758 $500 s thy Ttl $sto Sweet new. 305-525-1286 baths, one car garage. $1495 Women! five days in advance. TDO/TTY users may contact the Florida Relay Service
S $500 security. Total $2500 to Sci 8.0-5 Bk Te077rry

1955 NW2Coret eteon 58 91-6776ff

-MOVE IN SPECIAL '
One bedroom, one bath. W E R
$450. 305-642-7080 CITY OF MIAMI V i
19th Ave and 31 street REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST'One bedroom unit. -- -'
305-688-7559 Sealed proposals will 'be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at his office Io'2? M E:2NWI17TStreetINPCA cated at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following:MOIG
one bedroom, one bath RFLI NO. 12-13-068 REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR
$39 5. 305-642-7080 THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENATION OFA '
2330 NW 97 Street RECREATIONAL SUPPORT FACILITY AT ;"
305-693-0620 LAMB JR. ROAD).T e n'...........
2804 NW l"Avenlue', ':, ?
MOVE IN SPECIAL CLOSING DATE/TIME: 2:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
First mOnth moves you
i.Oebdonoe AVOLUNTARY Pre-prooosal Conference will be held on Friday. January p
bath, $500 monthly. Tw 1 21 t 00 AM.Loain1B
bedrooms, one bath $595 3.21 t1:0AM.Lcto B
mthly. Free 19 inch LCD TIV. '1 lipr i i m.....
Call Joel 786-355-7578 Deadline for Reauest for Additional Information/Clarification: 03/05/2014
61 NE 59 Street at 2:0 P.M."
Move In Special. Cozy, clean Al iJ-i d l ]M __.
one bedroom, one bath, air. Detailed specifications for this RFLI are available at the City of Miami, Depart- I p
$525 monthly. 305-757-8596 ment of Public Facilities, website at http://www.miam iaov.com/PublicFacilities/
One70 NW 4 Avenue paoaes/RealEstateOpportunities. Telephone No. 305- 416-1476.VITUSA
Stove, refrigerator, air, free THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN AC-25 7w" "54 h S r e
gas. 305-642-7080 CORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDINANCE
7606 NE 3 Court NO.12271
One bedroom, one bath. Johnny Martinez, P.E.vll en e
786-286-2540 City Manager
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