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Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In lllis
VOLUME 91 NUMBER 18 MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 25-31, 2013 50 cents

Unemployed

emergency

assistance

to end soon
Plight of long-term

Lr i jobless remains as

Larry Handfiied serious as ever
Prominent Carla St. Louis
atto neycstlouis@miamifimesononline.com
While many unem.p .... loyed Black Floridp e dians were able to
-. remain financially
pl a s g it ;, afloat due to govern...... ::i .... i. .. m nt-funded budget
Larry/ Handfield to extensions, New Year's
1tionrpay$78 WILSON Day may prove to be
serve one yearpr a-adyorekng
tion, pay $78K s scheduled budget cuts kick in. As
MiamiTime staa day of reckoning ... .. f thewedek ending~ December28th,
Miami Tmes staff report n nearly 119,000 Floridians will have
their emergency unCi al defense attorney, aory employment compenHandfieid, has pleaded guty of sation [EUCterminatfiling false tax r'eturns-two 1. ed, regardless of any
demeanor charges and must pay benefits remaining on
$78,842 in restitution along with the claim -and it's a
serving 12 months of probation. move that has Florida
The conviction comes as a shock to officials disagreeing
Miami's Black community in which NELON with the U.S. House
Handfield, 57, grew up and which of Representatives
he continually supported through passing of the Bipartisan Budget Act
his time and financial gifts. Now he of 2013.
faces an inquiry from the Florida "Its wrong of Congress not to extend
Bar whose responsibilities include unemployment benefits," said
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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 25-31, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY
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Phone 05-69-6210CREDO OF THE BLCK 'P~RESS-' '
ibues ontnueto ourin ollwin th deth H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 4 The Black Press believes that Amerlqaica best lead the IA ofClrnc Ptma, r -te igl-tutdfo- GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national antagonir,, Whn t'bo to
of Carene Pitman Jr.- th higly-tutedfor-every person, regardless of race, cree'0,6 r color, his or her PJ7 r president of the International Longshore- GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal right.Htng n pe4nfeaopno person, '
ma'sAsocaton Lca #47 FLCI -a ostin e RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to help evrypsoini firm belief held for over three decades. But Pittman's contribution ttalprosarouta oga ayni edbc Miami went much further than leading the members of
his union. He was a leader at his beloved church, Mount
Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, a longstanding member of the Brownsville Progressive Masonic Lodge #510, be t rwI
card-carrying member of the NAACP, a red-tie-wearing Amiericans betrdemand privacy now
member of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence and an
insatiable supporter of his alma maters, Booker T. Wash- It seems our elected officials tic communications lines and foundation than it, had under other means, perh ington Senior High, Class of 1952 and Wilberforce Uni- have no intention of reining in sucks up as much information, the Bush administration but or a phone number, and then
vest.the National Security Agency's both domestic and foreign, as not to curb it. sift through the NSA data for
veritymnwsbr.n asdinMaiadi a la mad-scientist que st to' know it can swallow. And we learned But in the time ,since evidence of a plot. As I read the
Pitma wa brnandrase inMimi nditwasclareveyting about our commu- earlier this month, courtesy Snowden's revelations, no one Constitution, though, it's suphe loved this place and its people. He lived his life with nications and movements. If we of The Washington Post, that has effectively made the case posed to be inconvenient for the the kind of quiet service that requires no announcement. want our privacy back, we're data concerning at least some that keeping a log of all our government to invade our priIn other words, he saw what needed to be done and he going to have to fight for it. Americans is ingested as the phone calls is really necessary. vacy. A federal judge in Washacted with decisiveness a rarity in a world where peo- Months after Edward Snowden NSA collects some 5 billion Officials have yet to provide ington ruled last. week that ple often seek credit for doing the least of things. spilled the beans, the NSA cellphone location records per convincing evidence that the the government's widespread
Those who worked with him on the docks and in other. whose mission is supposed to day. Bills in the House and program has discovered and collection of telephone records
union-related pstossay he was a mentor, an advocate be foreign surveillance is Senate to curb the NSA's bulk prevented an act of terrorism. in is likely unconstitutional, but
postinsstill compiling a comprehensive stayed a preliminary injuncand a grandfather to all of the rank and file. Pittman, record of our domestic phone tion while the government apin an act of rare confidence, worked with younger mem- calls. Every time you dial, the TA e hear a lot of patronizing talk from President Obama and peals. Meanwhile, what can we
bers of the union, teaching them the ropes and preparing government can find out who, other officials about how healthy it is that we're finally do about it? For a start, we can
them for leadership positions. And he knew when to pass what, when and where. W having a debate about surveillance and privacy, about se- demand to see all of the secret
the torch on to others. We hear a lot of patron izing cr~adfedmTesb oee scer e vri FISA court rulings that make
Finally, he was the patriarch of a family that includ- talk from President Obama domestic surveillance possible.
edtregnrtoso ita fsrn.W a nyand other officials about how We should let our elected repreedai there geeaioyrnsoPtns offprnglWtcnhnl it is that we're finally sentatives know that while dohaving a debate about surveil- collection of private phone data the U.S. The theory is supposed mestic surveillance is currently Christians may recall the scripture that says, "Well lance and privacy, about secu- appear to have no chance to be that only by assembling deemed "lawful," it is a betrayal done thy good and faithful servant." Our brother and rity and freedom. The subtext, for now of getting past the a big enough "haystack" of of our traditions and values.
friend, Clarence Pittman, Jr., led by example for his 80 however, is clear: Get over it. .'grandees of the intelligence data can the elusive "needles" It's simple: Either we demand years of, life. His shoes, no matter what their actual size, What am I doing to deserve committees, Sen. Dianne Fein- be found: patterns of calls, our privacy loudly or we 'will be 'impossible to fill. an electronic stop-and-frisk? stein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike movements and connections kiss it goodbye.
Thanks to Snowden, we knmow Rogers, R-Mich., both of whom that signal a potential terrorist Eugene Robinson is a Pulitthat the NSA not only pres- have vigorously defended the strike. In reality, though, what zer Prize-winning newspaper A sm all stepl sures phone and Internet com- NSA's practices. As for Obama, seems to happen is that our columnist and the former as1"panies to hand over data, but he has worked to give the NSA intelligence agencies get some sistant managing editor of The
tow ar m ore m ercyalso secretly taps into fiber op- surveillance more of a l Iegal tidbit of information through Washington Post.

resident Obama's decision on Thursday to Com-By R.A SN

P mute the outrageously long drug sentences of
eight men and women showed a measure of com-YB a ki
passion and common sense. But it also served to high: -oung BakGOP isdenying Blackness
light ther enj tcing doetotouadsospionr Last week, Joyce Jones, a col- identify those stars or what to say, "The sense of entitle- our community. Oniapes
unde federal sthecingulawios r b .bae umnist for BET.com wrote an makes them rising stars. As for ment that Millennials exhibit al level, I have reached out to
In ssin th cmmtaion, r.Obaa laed article titled, "The Loneliness of Black Republicans being lonely, can be performance prohibi- many of these millennials and
the "unfair system" that is keeping thousands behind the Black Republican: What at- a deeper explanation is in or- tive. Their idea of paying dues find their sense of entitlement
bars solely because they were sentenced before Au- tracts young African-Americans der. Many Black Republicans is different from their parents... and arrogance repugnant.
gust 2010, when Congress reduced the vast disparity to the GOP?" Although the ar- who are of the millennial demo- they have grown up in a very They have accomplished very
between the way federal courts punish crack cocaine ticle was off-base on so many graphic have made a conscious instant world, so how do you little, but yet think they have
and powder cocaine offenses. The three-year-old fed- points No, I won't waste my decision to self-isolate. Transla- tell them that a job they want arrived. Being a low level stafferal law, the Fair Sentencing Act, allows prisoners to time listing them here -' it got tion: They can't possibly go be- in six or seven months is a job er is not an accomplishment, it me rfletin on hisyougeris a foot in the door. Whether petition a judge to shorten their sentence, but it doesmerfctnonhiyugr
notappy t nerl 9,00 risner wo wre lredy generation of Black Republi- ~ noutedlyyoung Blacks are attracted to the GOP brand Joyce Jones knows it or not, by
no pl onal ,0 rsnr h eearay cans. mu.definition, you can't be lonely
serving time when it was passed. While Congress is Undoubtedly, young Blacks fllmore than older Blacks. If Jones could have tapped into if it is by choice; you can be
considering legislation to make the law retroactive, any are attracted to the GOP brand U that phenomenon, it could have been an enlightening alone, but not lonely. So, to all such fix is far from assured. more than older Blacks. If article. my millennial. Black RepubliIn addition, thousands more federal drug prisoners Jones could have tapped into cans, stop making it an either
are serving unjust sentences for other reasons, includ- that phenomenon, it could have or proposition. Embrace your
ing mandatory minimums that punish anyone con- been an enlightening article, hind the Democratic strangle- they have to wait usually six or party, embrace your communiBut, not surprisingly, her col- hold on Blacks and not expect seven years to get?" They never ty, and embrace your obligation nectd t a slesor taffckin opratin bsed n te umn ended upn beingo yonur typi- to be isolated. Millennials are raise a voice when some of our to those coming behind you;,


















BLACKS MOT.CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 5 A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 25-31, 2015
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ClMate change needs congressional action

Our nation invests trillions time in the past 1,400 years. surance would become nearly We also need sensi le anof dollars to address serious Temperatures are increasing impossible to obtain or, at the cial incentives to promote the threats like terrorism, hostile enough to cause major melting very least, prohibitively expen- production and use of renewfreign governments, and vio- of ice sheets in Greenlard and sive. able energy sources and de-inlrnt crime. Antarctica, which, in turn, will But there's good news. It's not centivize the use of dirty fuels.
So, why are we investing next- mean more water in our oceans only possible to fight climate Much like how the massive to-nothing to address a threat and less dry lnd in coastal ar- change, it's possible to do so in mobilization to fight America's that is all-but-certain to destroy eas around the world includ- a way that actually boosts our enemies in World War II ended massive- amounts of property, ing in South Florida. economy and creates jobs. the long painful unemployment
displace tens of thousands of Recent'research by the Na- At the local level,,the South- of the Great Depression, the
families, and quite possibly tional Oceanic and Atmospheric east Florida' Regional Climate fight against climate change can make South Florida uninhabit-' Administration shows the sea Compact, which was formed in end the lingering unemploy'The nse o t new able? level may rise by six feet by the 2009 by officials from Broward, ment of the post-2008 era.
TClimate change is no longer end, of this century. James Han- Miami-Dae, VIodroe and Pali Many of my Republican colB sjust, theory. It's happening, sen, a leading climate scientist Beach counties, is enabling job- leagues will argue that wesimand the longer we take to deal at NASA, has argued that the in- creating and climate-protecting ply can't afford to act. My reIn the old days, a tri of women who love to be honored at ban- with it, the more costly it will be sponse is that we can't afford
were the Black leadership: Bar- quets, but do little, if anything to address. inaction. By making these inbara Carey-Shiler, Congress- with the power that they are Thankfully, there are steps vestments now at a time of
women Meek and Athalie Range. given. I. have observed political we can take now to avert cata- historically-low interest rates
They were courageous, outspo- leaders who hold office in Tal- strophic climate chage while we can jumpstart action to adken and clearly in charge, and lahassee and never pass a bill creating jobs in the process.. sealee rs. fae d i dress what will otherwise prove'
they reigned for decades. All of or worse yet even try to pass a But, we need serious bipartisan to be overwhelming long-term
them have now retired. To their bill. In school boards, city'coun- action. This means the Repub- liability. We can also provide a
credit, the trio develoed young Icils and commissions, I have lican Party needs to stop deny- crease over that, period could be' collaboration 'fy, retrofit build- needed jolt for employment and
Black 'leadership. From this watched people in power not take ing basic science and start tak- as much as 16 feet. Uings for greater efficiency, to ex- economic growth.
groip came, Congressman Kend- y proactive position that ad- ing responsibility for a problem yHow much sea-evel rise can panda the use of renewable en- As a life-long resident of rick Meek, Commissioner Spen- vances or: even helps the Black we're now handing off to our South Florida handle without ergy, and to aapt coastal zones South Florida, I sincerely hope .e-Jlnes, Commissioner Ed-" coiniunity,. Black' businesses, children andgrandchildren. true catastrophe? About six feet. and infrastucture ystms to the global* scientific community moilson, 'Oscar Braynon, Ronda or Black government employees. To understand the risks to' Mote thah 75 percent of our, mitigate floodiifipacts:- is wrong and that we need not
Vangates, Cynthia Stafford and Their presence and failure to act, South Florida, consider the like- area's 5.5 million people live We need action from pCon- worry. But-with so many of 'a myriad of others. All of a sud- emboldens-those workiigagainst lihood of a significant sea-level in low-ljing areas ,that would gress, thb ,Floida Legislature; the world's brightest, scientific.
den, it is our young leaders who the, Black community. A classic rise. According to the Intergov- with a six feet ,sea level rise the Florida Public Service Com- minds sounding the alarm all at aie suddenly in charge: Sena- example is.Broward Couity Com- ernmental Panel on Climate face devastating flooding. Be- mission,'and othersThe Ameri- once-I understand that we, as
tor.Dwight Bullard, Senator Os- is ier harief, who ha voted Change the most authorita cause of the porous limestone can Jobs Act of 2013, which' I a society, must face the facts.
car Brayrion, Jr., Representative againsta-plan that would lead to tive grouping of scientific ex- on .which oiur region rests, we'd sponsored in Congress, would We must turn this crisis into
Barbara Watson, Representative 'more di ersity -on the Broward perts the world has ever assem- also be ,vulnerable to 'risks to 'go a long way- toward hiring an opportunity.
Sharon Piitchett, Representative County Commission; she has let bled on this topic,- the period our electrical and sanitation in- the people needed to make, up- Frederica Wilson is a Democrat Cynthia Stafford, Representative weak ordinances that barely pro- from 1983 to 2012 was arguably f'astrdcture, With even minor grades to Anerica's infrastruc- representing Florida's 24th cona~phne 'Campbell, County Coin- :tt black businessesget weak- the warmest 30-year period of sea-level rise, homeowners in- ture. gressional district
mssionerJean Monestime, May- ened fu.rtht. I. gess she can ,
or Lucie.Tondreau, Mayoil'Oliver< justifythisby becoming: the firsto-Gilbert, Vice Mayor Alexandra Black Mayor of BroBard County.
Dairis and now City Commission-" The shame is that her ego and er Hardemon,. (If I did not include desire for her own advancemerat s omeone I n their 30's, to 50's has come at the cost of Black'
Who was recently elected, please' businesses and th oer A w affirmative action based 'on class
forgive me). What is refreshing munities need for diversity If a The U.S. Supreme Court Mon- claims, universities provide virtu- shifted their emphais front racial pose racial preference i co ege
about this new leadership is that' Black person voteso"against diver- a n ,
h s ve ad diorp sttBl proersovot hs wdie day began closing the door on ally no boost to economically dis- to socioeconomic integration. admissions. At' the same tim
they are race-based preferences at se- advantaged students, according' This change is long overdue.' Americans recognize that stu",mg. scandal fe, ae not jUstpol whf-e gans dvest careful ,tsa: .o pld/ ....









inmg, scandal free, and not just people who are against diversity. research by Anthony Today, research finds that the dents don't face a level paying
lective~~~~~ord' colgsba nvr t aeu
'""ain tip. space Theyng are theis- Tost theory>; betingie thatcaheantit p 'space. hThe theor y being that the anti ties, but in so doing, has opened Carnevale and Stephen J. .Rose ecoomic obstacles to a student's field, so by 2-to-1, the American
latorshoactually push to'pass diversity coalition cannot be rac- another door for a better/ more of Georgetown University. Rich performance on standardized public supports preferences for
bills and the commissioners and ist, because a minority supports appropriate form of affirmative kids outnumber poor kids 25 to, 1 tests are seven times as large as low-income students of all races.
mayors are actually fighting for their position. The attacks on af- action based on economic disad- at the' nation's most selective 146 the racial obstacles. So if we want Giving a break to economically
their comriiuniti~s. I expect 'all firniative action, and set asides I I -..-, -rc~~btcls iigabekt '
Sthe com une I c all fi ived aco e oher vantage. colleges and universities. to identify talented candidates disadvantaged students also can
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ofthin is ce er fat s a minoe w poe o h In the case of Fisher v. Univer- This will likely change after the who have overcome obstacles and indirectly promote racial diver" ~~odr~ sgesslv efti shr, ioiis o voied tions-a lm h orO"al Obott eooi .._n: a ie




S positions sty of Texas, the justices ruled Fisher decision, as universities, performed pretty well considering sity, which makes colleges better
of attacks early, but o her credit -on support of striking down 'af- b
s eon rk dit, inrsuppot -on. tisy op af that universities must meet a new must first seek racial and ethnic the odds, then we should' count for everyone. In an analysis of 10
sheignoresitand keepsonwork- formative action., It is my hope higher standard before they can diversity indirectly using methods class much more heavily than leading universities that dropped ing f r her community. As I,have that one day, we can proudly look justify employing racial preferenc- such as class-based affirmative race in college admissions. race in admissions, 'my colleague repeatedly stated, good Black upon all of our leaders and state es. Before using race, the court action before they resort to out- President Obama has suggest- Halley Potter and I found that sevleaders are attacked, especially if that they are all working in the ruled, judges m mate en were able to preserve as much
rule-d: -, juge "must ultimatelyb' en .-ere: abl to. preerea much..i. : .




they are effective. Members ofthe best intere s of their constitu- ised o o ae- racial and ethnic diversity using
Congressional Black 'Caucusre ents. eutral alternatives would pro- r such programs as class-based
investigated at 10'times 'the rates 'Clyne, a veteran 'edaaenatves- wuicV" eld ro. co sg" afiativ'
sduce the educational beefits of affirmative action, given the fact
of their white colleagues. South Florida attorney, and h diversity. Unlike the 2003 Gruty that black and Latino students
In contrast to the hardworking firm, was recently acquired by the ter v. Bollinger decision, in which are disproportionately disadvan-e
young'leaders, t.e still hafvea st Froria law 'firm ofLydecer Diaz the court took a university's word taged by economic status.
of dead wood. People in that racial preferences were nec In this way, the Supreme Court
essary, the Fisher ruling said that appears to have moved oui cotin.unversides should receive no ,iht aial p eio. edas much, noting that his own try in the right direction. By getSdeference" on whether, race- neu- 'Veral states have, already economically and educationally. ting beyond the racial wars over C A V ~ e~e~k1 r r")PKI P' trail alternatives like uing class banned' affirmative action (uau- privileged daughters do not de- affirmative action, we can move
are sufficient. ally by vbter initiative) and ah2lest serve a leg up in admissions juqt on to 'a stronger affirmative ac-The 'decision. could "have an zniohe have given up. OW diveiaity because they are Black; and that tion based on dlass that seeks enormous impact on the way that 'but indieed shifted the Itki of low-income and working class to alleviate America's most-wor-' 'both public and private universi- preference from race to 69oriotic 'students'of all races ,do. risome trend: the widening eco- ties seek diversity. Today, -many disadvantage, boosted financial This shift from race to class nomic divide.
ss colleges -provide a& major -prefer-' ai~d, $ndformed new partnerships comports with public opinion Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fence -to minority' candidates, on 'betWeri universities and disad- on' the question of affirmative fellow at the Century Fbundation, the order of a 310 SAT point boost vanitagid high schools.' And after 'actioti. Americans are uncom- is author of The Remedy: Class, for African Americans, according the Supreme Codrt isued a ril- fortable with the idea of using Race c and Affirmative Action, and to -research by Princ'eton'- Univer- ing in 2007 scaling back on the race'in admissions because they coauthor, with Halley Potter, of Ssity scholar Thomas Espenshade ability of school districts to use don't like the notion of skin color Better Affirmative Action: State
-and Alexandria Walton Radford. race in school integration plans counting in who gets ahead. By Universities that Created AlternaAt the same time, despite their at the K-12 level, most districts roughly 2-to-, Americans op- ties to Racial Preferences. .,






Youth need someone to look out for te the m
I think communities should entities, Juvenile Justice, Dept. sports commissioners, deans of to advance their jo eh a sCommunity Youth Commis- Courts and less we not forget advising elected officials, di- would play would be to directly

-sioner. This idea comes to mind the police to address the issues rectors of youth organizations, influence the creation of child 7, ,in light of the success of 'our of youth. Each of these institu- tc.- What I also see is that the & family friendly 'policy." And
''7 "'h'~ ,~> 'Superintendent and his stew- tins often operate in silos, are "itee'ds of youth are not often on lastly, the Community Yo'uth
s. hip of Miami-Dade 'Coun- bound by bureaucracy, have the top of elected officials agen- Commissioner would have a
tyPublic Schools where he is limited resources, deal with spe- das because .youth ,cannot vote bully pulpit to ,necessarily call charged to see to the education cialized populations and have' or contribute to campaigns. to task those that are riot doing
-and development of approxi- disparate agendas. So again I But what if we could imagine a right by the children. What do mnately 345,000 students. In the ask, is there an opportunity to campaign where the candidates you say? Should we create an context of education, then is a leari from the school system could only talk about what they elected position to' Champion clear leader charged with see- and create an institutionalized wanted to work on with com- the needs of Children? Let me ing to the needs of children. But accountability structure that is .munities to 'positively impact know and tweet your comments
-in the community space, chil- ~put in place to protect, promote kids. Just like a college presi- to @SalihaNelson using #Offidren have no directly charged and develop our communities' dent, a principal, a superinteo- cially4Children. advocate standing ever ready young people at the communi- dent, this person's job would Saliha Nelson is the vice presto address, the complexity of -ty-based level? When' we look be to know about ,all the kids ,ident of the nort-proflt youth fo. .needs they face every day when out in' the community land- in the community, how they cused organization Uigent, Inc.
school is out. What 'we do have' scape of who is charged with were progressing and what re- and currently serves as chairis a hodgepodge of community seeing that the needs of youth sources and institutions could woman of the Overtown Chilbased organizations, funding are formally addressed, we see be galvanized and networked dren & Youth Coalition. .I S,: .iy f l n y::









4A THE MIAMI TIMESDECEMB R 25-31i 203 THE NATION'S #1 BLACKS NEWSPAPER

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Co ord transforms Mrs..lu
toMmissiouer n-tr orUW in1UK
Sporting a Santa cap and signature red colors, Miami-Dade
County Commissioner Barbara
J. Jordan recently dressed as Ms.
-Claus~ to distribute toys to children at two Miami Gardens Head
,Start centers. Moe Ahn14
children at the Ophelia Brown and North County Head Start centers walked away with dolls,
remote control cars, games, action figures, or costumes.
"Of all the work that Ido onbehalf of my constituents throughout the year, delivering ~hse
toys is~ the most rewarding,~ Jordan said. Their smiles and expressions of happiness mean the
world to me."
This year's wide eyes and
bright smiles were made possible in part byWahmart, FPL and
Horsepower Electric.
"'I rely on the companies *in
this community to give back to
the residents through programs
such as this," she said. "'ve
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...DeliversXa pchert head, stateieth MimiGadd ors that beneft the community." families livingin 'Miami Gadn. bakesabike, tickets to' Sai-~ they'lluset'he funds to purchase In addition to the toy drive, Jor- The Balbontii,'Belamy La.wson- 's Enhne Foet cddftiona f~da~d'r~shld 4COMmissoner ora prIsets idll s and costunesl o,.
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Oaapanel urges spying fixes,


By Aammr Medhani motion sought is relevant to an
investigation to protect against
WASHINGTON -A White' international terrorism or clanHouse advisory panel has'rc destine intelligence activities.
ommenddto president Obama Congress should create the potha~t the National >'Security- sition of-public 'interest. advo.Ageucyno longer Kkeep a mas- cate to represent-the interests
sive- phone database. that in- j-ofprivacy and civil, liberties b-,
cludes nearly every~ phone call fore the court.
made and received in the USA, Enact ,legislation requiring
and that the pre sident create the intelligence Icommnunity to.
a new process requiring high-. rgul report to Conigress
level approval to spy on foreign And~ the American,, people on
leaders. )business records an inetadata
The proposals' are- among ~ollected.
46~~~~ ~~~ ~ reomnain e.u deciding, whether to conby the R~eview GroupnItl duct' surveillance; ,of foregn
ligence .,and .Communications4 leaders, consider certain' criTechnolb gies that were deli.- 'te~i, including -deterzming
ered to~ tie presidet last. week President Barack ObAmna R), wit Vice;' esident Joseph whether there is a, need toen and abrptl relase tythe Bideni (2nctR), mneet with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Qnd-L) a.nd .'agdess sr suh ii il t ora
White House on tWednesday. ,dre seuiytras to the
-Obama '~wilrve ~the rec- -Zyn CEOQ Mark, Pincus(L Wadther exeutves from Ieading,, w&s ,and wht. thetreis rda'

weeks and,,axnnoun e potential Roosevelt Roomi of the"White House on DeenI~ 'r7 '21 jie l'lebi *upitjjs
policy changes, next -month, Washingtn DC g 4' with senior, U.S. ofi.i
White H~ouse- pres~ secretary cioals." 44 > Aies., Motnfbl)r
~\Jay Carnepy; said. 4 telligez1ce pcumiunit)?& ability ti Act,, which gives the-o 4 Js Presiden,ilm Rss
Obama. met 1with4 the five,- keep the country safe," Mi1chael rmnboa uhrt -to an Gemn Chnlh ois, Anel
member review panel. in- the .Morell, 'a former deputy CIA coinpl a hirdpar o produce Merkel, said thatV U.S. initell- K
secure Whir 'Houise Situation,& director' and one of 'the panolr& priate iniformationi relevant to .gence officials were listening in Room on W dxesday~to discuss members, told reportrs~ folow- a terorism~ investi&Atio~n. Thec ?on their calls. the report. '~ingj he group's' meeting with pael~ says F~oreign Intelligence Split leaderalhip, of the U.LS.
'Ido bel -ieve4asa 33-ear vet- bni.Surveillance Courts should eran intelligence officer that A~mong the other! recoinmen- onlyr orcterthird parties to pro .the National'Secirity Agency. the recommendation& will not 'dations from~ the review panel: vkide. the) inf~ormiation if the gov- Currently both 4ae headed by undermine in any~ w~y the in- Amend Section 15 of he' Pa- -.ernent proves. tht~hinfor- Army Gen., Keith~ Alekander.

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6A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER25-31, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER



Woman accused of taking child to


parade after iron burns kid's face
By Adam Sacasa McCellion sent them a Face- didn't call for an ambulance,
book message about the injury she said she thought the burn After a scalding hot iron to the at about 3:30 p.m. They tried was"just a mark," according t9.
face and a Facebook message several tires to get McCellon the report.
to the parents about the injury to bring the child back,' ut McCellion then tried to ex- a babysitter took a child to. found out she was stuck in plain that an officer directing
parade rat ir; than a ahopi.t,,,. traffic on her wgy to a parade traffic at the parade prevetted
according t11'oynton Beach Po in Deiray Beach w ith the child her from dropping offthe cil.
ce arretrport. another children. That led thedetective to ask-if
~ id'parerts told police It wasn't urtil about 9, after she let the officer ~ abo t
tfCynthitioniqueMcC~on, M~cCellion dropped off the other the burn. She sd '" & c3%f Boynto B-h look r children, that a0, ents saw cording to the rep rt,
te het: ch c on Saturday the child, acc the e- The in dt 1ad. .V.th hb cCellion's port. Cellion ac i neglect.s
fell and the child. A detective sai cCelho ing gretbodily har le
The burns were so evere MONIQUE MCCELLION told him she used an ointment Deputies booked her ih&'a
that doctors at Bethesda Hos- and ice.to treat the burn;, told Beach County Jail onri Sunday
,ptal had to tr ns'fer th to ment, according to the report. the parents, then headed to the where she is being held in lieu
1 Center events told police that parade. When asked why she of $15,000 bail.


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He predicts he'll be cleared on his website, omaralawblog. Although no further action has
B -e ,7 e com, been taken since the verdict,
By Rne Stutzman the conclusion will suggest Shortly after taking on Zim- the file has remained open,"
that we handled these new and merman as a client, O'Mara O'Mara wrote. Attorney Mark O'Mara says novel approaches in an appro wrote, he sought the Bar's "Not only have I done nothing that a pertd andloeidicalr efa-" O'Mara'.advi"e
that a'pendipg Florida Bar eth- piate and ethical way," Q'Ma dvice about how to handle'a wrong ... I think we also set the ics inquiry related to how he wrote ina blog ost. galdfense fund ~ a social standard for how these matters handled the George Zimmer- The bar confirmed Mohday media campaign. The Bar staff should be handled in future man case is one he iriftiated that O'Mra w as ih subject of op ed a cse d-asked a" high-profile cases that warrant in.re thoa year agohenompl but pro- series ofqu iions abou4 how such measures," he wrote.
trOin .,o f, re wtoL 'vi .mn ag Zimmerman is the former
a 4ons bt ,i t e, ,says, Neighborhood Watci volunteer
d oensed ,'f ,. f.,We r6 e 4' omptly and acquitted in July of secondpudandd13T FI lBar's satisfa- degree murder for shooting
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In 80 degree Florida weather, imported Com missioner Timothy
snow balls were a big hit at the Annual 'Sani' HolmesGreets
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City of Opa-locka 12th ainual'Holiday in the Village'
Over 265 toys were presented touch screen tablet, gift cards gani tionis; finger printing and
to pre-registered children ages and other "goodies," to help DNA identificatio materials 3-13, by host Commissioner make aihappy holiday for many given'to parents by the City of Dorothy "Lady Justice" John-, of the attending adults. Opa-locka and the City of North
son, and an additional 97 bicy- In the 80+ degree tempera- Miami Police Departments, for cles were raffled-off to youths, ture, there was also snow on the safety of their children; and 3-17, by Commissioier Timo- the lawn' imported (6 Sherbon- for. Music lovers to indulged, thy Holmes at the City of Opa- dy Village Park because Com- entertainment was provided by
lock 12th Annual "Holiday in missioner Johnson thought Dr. Richard Strachan.
the Village" Toy and Bicycle the wintery addition would be The remaining meMbers of the Give-Away sponsored by the a unique 'seasonal contrast' leadership team, Mayor Myra L.
Mayor, Commission and Eni- for many of the local children Taylor, Vice-Mayor Joseph L.
ployees in partnership with the who have never experienced a Kelley and Commissioner Luis Parks and Recreation Depart- **White Christmas" outside of B. Santiago, were all on-hand to Sent on Saturday, December South Florida. Many parents, play a part in te annual Holi21 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at targeted by their offspring dur- day in the Village." Overall, the Sherbondy Village. ing anowball battles, could. ei- officials, management and staff
To receive a, oft for their ther be. seen running, .laugh- were pleased to see everyone
children at the "Holiday in the izig and dodging the cold white with a gift, a satisfied appetite, Vilge" Toy and Bicycle ive- haed ice they converted, important information and reAway, participants were r6- back to their childhood, or sim- source'material or just an enorquired to present, in person, ply watched from a short dis- mous smile from the 12th Anproof .of Opa-locka residency tance as they observed their nual "Holiday in the Village" in through a current photo I.D./ young, frolicking in the 'snow. "The Great City of Opa-locka,
Utility bill. However, the chil- The snowbafls were a big "hit" which was prededed by a tree
dren of Opa-locka weren't the among the crowd lighting ceremony and the 2013 1 t I e
only gift recipients; everyone in The family-friendly environ- Holiday Showcase where spe- Timothy "Santa," Holmes atthe tity of Opa-locka Holiday in the Village Toy and Bicycle Give Away.
the community was invited to ment provided for an afternoon cial performances were made sive holiday event of fulfilled dreams and celebra- by students from schools, Afterfun and fes- tory activities,, with additional school program and community ded games, Give-Aways for parents, in the organizations. According to the kiddy trair-rides, faceainting, form of raffled grocery bags do- Opa-locka leadership team and rock climbing, souvenir photp nated 'by "War on Poverty;"* a community partners, "Giving and raffled gifts (for parents),, wealth of information and re- back to the Community is our comprised. of'a 32" 'hiih defi- source materials distributed by way of celebrating the real 'Reaon vision, a seven inch- raious'Health and Wellness or- son for the Season.





















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Oinfiiioxiet's celebrate

Desilines Victor's lo3rd birthday

Miami-Drade County Comn-le
missioners 'Audrey Edmonson and Jean~ Mvonestime helped,' Desilines Victor celebrate, her .
103 birthday last week at Desi-"YOim y4 aiytop tkp efyuar:/line Victor Voting Wing, North You m par
Miami 'Public Library, 835 NE s Btwe~n~ 18-t24:drs of~ ;g
132nd Street. Monestime and
'Edmonson 'presented Victor a Live in Miami-Dade C'oun~ty
and her son,.Mathieu PierreLouis, with a proclamation to' s A U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. SON' Iflor
mark the occasion., She was o-r~m o Orce
also feted by both commis- mbrEplyFlorida
sioners in November, 2012 af- Not in High School
ter she stood in line for hours
waiting to cast her vote in the (* Able to work a minimum of four hours a day
presidential election. Victor
was then invited by President The selectioni wIll be conducted through~a lottery process. For more Information,.
and Mrs. Obama to Washing- call 305-594-7615 Ext. 385 or visit us online at www.southfloridaworkforce.com
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8A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 25-31, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER



Blacks should seek help to combat mental health problems

MENTAL HEALTH stance abuse disorders; persons with of a video game. They didn't see what ways to handle them.
continued from 1A post-traumatic stress disorder; lesbian, Blacks and mentalhealth issues they had done as being something real. "Christmas is not everyone's favorgay, bisexual or transgendered clients; For some of them, the reality of their ite time of the year," she said. "If you
Well, one of the best kept secrets in and forensic clients. Other services in- percent of Blck believe that depression deed never sinks in. We tend to make T- suffered a traumatic experience during South Florida is the New Horizons Comn- dclude: residential substance abuse Barers to treatment of depression cited by shirts that lionize those who have been this time of the year, it can bring up munity Mental Health Center, Inc. [1481 treatment for mothers that either have ac nc killed. What we need is to get these kids bad memories. Sometimes you're deNW 36th Street], whose CEO, Dr. Eva- toddlers or are pregnant (usually court of money, fear, lack of knowledge, hopeless- treatment for mental illness." pressed because friends or family that lina Beatman, 72, has returned to the ordered); and medication management : s .once made th holiday e rjo able are no
helm after a seven-year retirement, to "Some of our mothers need help with MENTAL ILLNESS NOT longer alive ahd'we missfiem and the
he tlat she su 8esfully parenting skills and a path towards s wu 1take an JUST A'WHITE THING' past. We need to own up to those feeld t clo to 'ffu 'deTghe' stilhousing and a drug free life," shs ven escrb phy- Bestman says that one of the great- ings. Maybe write them down in a jour-,imark its 40 yeqrs ib M iamid, "They have to learn to -hye inde est misnomers is that mental illness is nal. Do something that you like not
next ye vintli a host of ceebraory' pendently and for some of them that's as'c a problem unique to whites. Shpays what te to Volunteer
events scheduled to begin in the spring. brand new way of living. Something th at its a "people problem." at a feeding mission or with church.
For Bestman, it's business as usual -- we're focusing on much morg re dae Mental illness is-'not designated to Do smiethitig take pare of yourself.
making sure thos w res ableto tesand depression and the that they one race, ethnic group or backgriud" And, if that dbsnt Wor 'seek medical
afford mental health care get the treat- often go hand in hand. f she added. "We all have problems in nce"
meant they so badly need at a rate they is snot just being isolated. idren, cluding bouts with depression the With a staff of 190 physicians, psycan pay. we often see it expressed in extreme acts mericans with a mental key is how we react to those problems. chologists, nurses and administrators
"It took a bit of an adjustment get- of rage or violence -just look at what's t b nea p For some people, there are,7chemical -reduced from a one-time high of over
ting up and following a predetermined happening here in Miami-Dade County ee v n n imbalances in the brain that are the 500 Bestman and her crew work
schedule but I chose to do it and I'm or across the U.S." a cause of mental illness. That's why with a $12M annual budget to provide
in good health," she said. The key was Dr. Angela Brinson, clinical director, of Black youth sed they need medication. And then there se-vices to a community that is badly
that I had the chance to return to serve New Horizotis, has worked in private o iagnpstic criter f t., are lifypstresses too. Blacks pareaysthey need a toa devious behave i e a 'is es tto6 B a d c d o noe soh y ne
my community at an important time." previous behavioral/ thardet sometimes because r donpi base so can continue
emotional academic counselor for M- emp i oc services to peosoemei especially
SERVICES AIMED AT CHALLENGES. amDade County Public School pthq and the barriers that come, wi ose who cannot affordthe servicunsel~or, in We mayne, tea

ACIN-G'BLACK dentilie says children in the rbi 3 tim o r acism W m need 1ik se ho iw they
ATdnts uHLENr mees'o -whomta 4k lr h l ~~ht the~
FA6.... 0 e
New loriizns is, ki o for its core have real needs. men that a large percentage of them. meant to 6rk throh g a ed served -ieputation
New; or izons;i kfiovXeT'nfr it it/cr al-f'patient and partial hospithton care "Kidstoday areattached to cell phq s have become completely desensitized" itVnothi for wh h s o b df ding qti
with areas of expertise that include- and videos and many are latch key chil- I've worked for years with Miami-Dade s ame, d. "Iwnt to let the at out'of the bag
youth with serious emotional distur- dren," she'said. 'There's no adult supet- youth that had committed murder and Finally she sa hat the hoida" 'h ad for all wHorizons is here
bances; persons with mental and sub- vision. But the most troubling develop for theta it was, Ie ~ bh pat luies do 4 du e are-soff ea; toa our c !imin h ad























Spence-Jonesloses cases against State Atbrtey' s office and Miami mayor

CASE -and controlled from. Spence-Jo penceones a ked he wr ote' was wronged by these defencontinued from 1A her office in, 2006, tor and for riami- e'idende, to a Sene-Jones cle- dants. She deserves her day
she was acquitted at D'ade C ,; co cy, an te td comment, in court before a jury of her
remove her from office so he trial of soliciting the 'Chef-' Sch iiitiyz prosecutors- btit "-torney, Ilann peer.
could assign an ally. $25,000 bribe. Dur- p e that leading or threaten M released Regalado applauded the
In Middlebrooks' 64-page ing the trial, Codina he never wi te, alet- inig a tness doesn stat that read, judge for sending "a strong
ruling, he brushed off Spen- testified that Scruggs te deflecting $50,000 amount to cgi'spiring W diagree with message that you can't just
ce-Jones' allegations as a, had misled him during incn grants to a t re ve a commis- the Couft's opinion. accuse people with lies."



group Copay ti nsde CO 'A
"political manifesto" that was the initial investigation y th m'office. We, firmly beeveMi- It's a great Christmas gift,"
"full'6f political intrigue" and into thinking he had SCH R -tei :city tobuds; brooks'agreed 'chelle Spence-Jones he said. "I feel vindicated."
"self-serving hyperbole, per- contributed to a sham sioner'family. Br& f- with them.
sonal attacks and formulaic, charity, and maintained he terorne of'Spence-Jone't- 8T-hTact that -the Mayor,
implausible conclusions did not expect anything in torneys fodco o an inte













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'tnter oevse at,..dz e .l
return for his donation. letter that itiluded C i politics, night Ntestern I.
FORMER LEGAL TROUBLES The judge dropped her case Schuler's handwittennots, dict'le at problems for ComDespite prosecutors argu- centering around $75,00' in Carey-Schuler conceded she missioner Spence-Jones or GRADE the conversatid ong staff
ing she used an impending grants from the Miami-Dade may have written the mes- even opine, incorrectly as it continued froi 1A &ey stud
comissi6nvoteto pressure Action Plan Trust, a group sage. turns out, that she might goc
developer Codif into donat- that awards money to com-, Attorneys representing the to jail does not point to: i- in jeopardy of being shut down cessful: and obse re 4ata more
h I t ud d s.heerst i' lowiles closly t uthg.aro'nd A ue
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,, :: : ',~deics Cheers. "andl.- .....semilon :es
Slit up the faces of students dre dmonsoi, MiamiD
and staff, during the, pre:sCounty 'District:ecomrms
Handfield guilty of two counts of tax evasion coerence as Aris soe songf..
!of, how far they've all come-,' diglmibr4viaHe~~~ ~ cldttakhsppkez Dadner ootyshyo "boands
ILANDFIELD $4.6M athletic center named the next year, officials say.. ing aditted stealing from He couldn't thank his amaz- Dade Copmty-schoolboard and
continued from 1A after -im, as is the Universi-, Handeld could have faced a .Urban Le ie ing staff enough during his Flonda ItternatoalUniversity's music building. A bronze one year in prison on each -of r'& iarm, and was speech. Aristide says that his ty Preid moioigteState's attor- portrait of Handfield welcomes count but U.S. -Judge, Ceci- ord8 ye ul h~isav it ~srategy was simnple:-to change were Aalso in a.ttendahee last
~ns. l ha heldtor to BCU'eforin ia Along agreed to the cen'""the shift in culture, change Wednejlay
Hadil-a several' arts center. probationi after thi lawyer, a ~
promninent positions as a Mi- Handfield also holds the first-time offender, showed if-~
Amii attorney, including former distinction of 'cominletizig a' evidence of his "'ettraordingry chairman of the Public Health four-year term as chairman com ty~charitable
'~~th F~lotida Comission 9 Jacksoh Health System in services."~'' Wv oit th irst.ciarman 6;(hich overs&~w a $'1.5B Handfiel4 's the sec- hnm s T e
o M&iami Civjiish' Aivesti; budgeti nd'ote than 13,000 ond vieUl- #~iack -t,~Y ir (~ tsm sT e
gatiIre Panel and the chairmtanxl eiiployees: In thaj m year, ,ney cuh a i
-' of BthuiseCooikmin Utle "16 pd#ted a busipe'ss income ings~. Lygo,$. a ,, ,-" 'x '~.
s e.L3CUJ bor, te o 39940w*bttal gross' champioz'of 71bw come red~7'' -''" "" '- ", oeatinedi~ 'doe orpipt dei he ri c deits, is f~aiiX gfrof time fd g ~ ~ Thursda~
remdiged a. -'' tolidfac epoA amountt by mon~ey. I will be sentence' 'A' ,cel obeid~e waste coll ection serve
alnir~a r eet -" cee 19,57 E und~erreported'next year~ and has pleaded '.canl recyciteXi rChrist ras trees by taking them to o 1te~
fr~m reenly-omletd isgross income by $84,992 guilty to grand' theft. Wash- ""~ Count sTrash dri iriggerters* or the West Miami-Dade ''



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she'll spend those winnings," -''an't d f your tree? Visit our tidtipa dspsa opti -~ Alford 'said at a news confer- the icet Curry e hbad andilbli

,enge~ that SCurry did not, at- A "Between joyful tears' and ohrfamily members came F ~or alis Chistm 'call-off loca rsC.t Pn ulichWrk avaab
;t6nd. ~ laughter on the' daughter's to the lotredurtr oai ase cal isit te11 aPbi ok n
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eight percent in 2013, the ing marijuana as risky, down Monitoring the Future Survey, froml 44 percent last year andc
released Wednesday, found. A 75 percent nearly two decades "Ihe survey added eighth- and 10th-graders in 1991.,Invesgrowing number of teens see ago. Historically, when teens tigators surveyed 41,675 students in 389~ public and prve
the drugs as dangerousL prceive marijuana as safe, use SChOIS.
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have slid in the other direction Johnsto said. disservice to young people by month and our percent dailyne
as fewer teens see the drug "Youngpeople are getting the giving them that message."' About 12 percent of eighth- o 140/90, says lead auas hrmfu and more smoe wrong message from the mdi- About one in four seniors graders smoked mariana th ae ro
it. In 201g3, one in 15 seniors cal marijuana and legalization reported smoking marijuana thepast y so aie
reported using marijuana daily, campaigns," Gil Kerlikowske, in the month before taking NIDADirector Nora Volkow the University of iowa.
up from one in 50 in 1993, the director of National Drug the survey and 36 percJnt said mAaren use at a youenge J st pae t
surveyfound. Control Policy. "If it's contin- reported smoking in the past age edn alterb briin develop wacmes rth c an t will
Monitoring the Future, fund- ued to be talked about as a year. Among sophomores, 30 the risk a older patients already take
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Rev. Cook celebrates



46 years of pre aching

S Closing in on final sermon at Jordah Grove

Missionary, Baptist Church
ByV Gigi Tinsley ed, made sure my children,
Faith and Family editor all of whom are now adults,
gtinsley@miamitimesonline.com received as much as they ":wanted," Cook said."In addi-',
Rev. Douglas Cook, Sn, the tion to spiritual education, I well-known, white-haired, also believe in the academics." i 1epeople-loving pastor of Jor- He is also the writer and.
pdan Grove Missionary Baptist producer of a one-act playenChurch, will preach the word titled, "He looked beyond my of God to hundreds-of-thou- faults and saw myneeds." t2 l. .Sad!~ individuals for he Cook became pastor of JorTo m .Q time Jan. 2014. da v in, 1968 with
'Iam not ti6d yet," Cook approximately, 70 members.
f a iii i ,1yet,
Said. "God's word keeps you- He now is theleader of several wanting to hear more-and- hundred active members. mor'e'about him. The more "Rev: Cook is a devoted citiyou hear about him, the more zen and active participant in. you want to hear." what is going on in our comCook was born in Syvania, munity and always available Ga: to God-fearing parents, when there is a need," EvangeCharlie Cook and Rosa Ann list Ladi G~-Jenkins said. Stephens Cook. He is the Cook served as treasurer .tenth boy and fifteenth shild of for the Florida General Bapseventeen children tist Convention for five years
Cook came to Miami at the and treasurer for the Florida age of seventeen and got a General Baptist Congress of job at the Florida East Coast Christian Education for four Railroad where he worked for years.
27 years. Currently Cook is a mem"Since I was not able'to get ber of Th6 Baptist Ministers as much education as I wanrt- Please turn to COOK 11B
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Mrs. Claus and her Gay U.S. magazine
..honors pope elves gave back __,,*"Local female entrepreneur, Premadonna, says she knows The oldest gay rights magazine in theU. S.
exactly how it feels to not have anything. "That's why I help ..The oe ga its mPersn the UeS
:, .... ... ........ ... :named Pope Francis its "PersOn of the Year"
every chance I can," the single mother of two said. as the pontiff marked his 77th birthday last
Premadonna has teamed up with Grannbz for their first Tuesday byeskitoinhe people tdo
toy drive. They have distributed over 200 toys valued at ~ :cate magazine said it gave Francis the honor
over $2000."Team work mdkes dreams come true," Prema- because, although he is still against homo*dpana said. "I1 couldn't have done it without Grannbs or *sexual marriage, hisjiontificate so far had
shown
theldaher sponsors." "I hope thy community steps up to the a stark change in (anti-gay) rhetoric from
plate and help our poverty-stricken areas,"'said Premadon- his two predecessors."
n. When asked what are her future plans she stated that It haile as a landriiark his famous rethe group will be hosting a networking seminar for small sponse last July to a reporter who asked
ties oupwillrbe osin a net k sm i f sl about gay people in the Church: "If a person
business owners on Jan. 11, 2014. Invitations will beisent is gay and seeks God and has good will, who
out. Please turn to GAY 113

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Maintaining your spirituality this holiday season

By Pastor Vernon Gillum ing, walking on the beach or a quie$ drive, then snapping and losing control. I want to encourage
we often stand the risk of becoming a candidate to you from the Apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthian We are officially in the midst of what has been suffer what is known in the professional arena as a Church in 2nd Corinthians 4:7-12. To the many, commonly known as and referred to as the holiday "mental breakdown." readers who God may minister to through this
season a time that is supposed to be filled with Sadly, there are many of you who have been article, you must know, without a dbubt that .this love, gifts, sharing, food and the bliss of family thrusted on the edge of a situation and feel like ib not the season or time to give up. You are a lot time together. There are many people who find it you are losing your grasp on reality. Nothing seems closer to your place of purpose and promise than difficult, during this time of the year to display any to be going the way you planned, and now the the enemy wants you to realize, but most of all, holiday spirit or joy, diie to the .many challenges ene'rny is attempting to convince you that no one, know you can survive, because the word of God they have been facing and in some cases are fac- cares about you. Amazing these symptoms are not gives us all confidence in knowing: "We can do all igright now. It is documented that if we do not just confronting people outside of the church, but things through Christ who strengthens us."
;secure some form of therapy or coping there are people in church, serving in ministry, but Until next time, be blessed. mechanism such as reading, pray- yet'feeling as if they are one problem away, from Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



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How to be an Ephesians 5


hu and toyour wfe The Advocate honors Pope Francis

Bv Jadckie BleIdA ., his wife has what she needs. have some issues, butwe are to GAY Church teachings that homo-: ary morning Mass 'in the guest
No matter how big the sacrifice, see and reveal her beauty. continued from 10B sexual tendencies are not sinful house where he has opted to
When I say the words, "Prov- meeting her needs becomes his but homosexual acts are. Still, live instead of. spacious papal
erbs 31 wife," most people, priority. 4. LOVE HER LIKE YOU am I to judge?" the gay community and many apartments used by his predeespecially married folk, know LOVE YOURSELF The Advocate noted that heterosexuals in the Church cessors.
what I'm talking about. A Prov- 2. KEEP HER CLEAN Most people ftreat themselves the Catholic gay organization have welcomed what they see as Four homeless people who
erbs 31 wife is thetrue defini- -My wife was dealing with a better than they treat others. "Equally Blessed" c~alld the a shiftinemphasisand a callfor liveon the streets near. the Vatition of the "trophy. wife." She troubling situation the other We make exceptions for the phrase "some of the most en- the Church to be more compas- can were invited to take part by is. a, woman her husband can day, and I told her "I'Tm willing same mistakes we condemn' couraging words a aponfiff has sionriate and less condemning. a Vatican official who adminbe proud to, call his, *and as to,-be, the bad guy." Basically, in other people. But with our ever spoken about gay gnd les- The Vatican said the pope, isters the pope's charity and the Bible passage says, "she I was saying put it all on me. wives, ifwe are to be Ephesians .bian people" the former Cardinal Jorge Ma- stayed for breakfast with the
is ',more precious than rubies", I'll get as dirty as- I have to in 5 husbands, we should love The Vatican has Stressed the rio of Argentina, marked his pope and'his aides, the Vatican
and surpasses all women.For order to keep you clean. Help- -and treat'her the same way we' popes words did, not change 77th birthtlay with his custom- said.
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Youth marijuana use trending upward Rev. Cook not ready to retire
it's important to keep they had sed drugs in the pt 2 i COOK USA, Inc., along with numerPOT "Btit past 12th-graders in 2012 after continued from lOB ous other civic and religious
continued from 9B. in mind that marijuana pales year. Nearly a -third of 10th- marijuana, the survey found. organizations. For the many
in comparison to alcohol, cig- 'graders (32 percent) and 40 Less than one percent of Council of Miami and Vicin- things Cook does in the comfor addiction. arettes, inhalants and phar- percent of 12th-graders report- teens surveyed said they used ity; PULSE [People United to munity and in his church, he
"The children whose experi- maceutical drugs in terms ed using drugs during the past the synthetic hallucinogen Lead the Struggle for Equality], was -honored on Sunday, Dec.
mentation leads to regular of dangers to young people," year. The most popular drug is known as "bath salts." In all The AACCC [African American 22, by his daughter and memuse are setting themselves up Nadelmann said. marijuana. three grades, the number of Council of Christian Clergy], bears of Jordan Grove.
for declines in IQ and dimin- "Indeed for many young peo- 'The survey added a ques- students who say using "bath Chairman of the Council of Cook said he believes in the ished ability for success in life," ple, the worst consequences tion about synthetic marijuana qalts" is very risky increased Elders, Seaboard Baptist As- three-H's: "a trained Hand; an Volkow said. of marijuana involve arrest for in 2011 as reports of children sharply. sociation, member of the Na- educated Head; and a convertMarijuana's popularity varies marijuana possession, not its sickened by the drugs emerged. The percentage of seniors tional Baptist Convention, ed Heart.".
over the years for many rea- consumption." Synthetic marijuana, made by who indicated occasional use
sons, said Ethan Nadelmann, In 2013, students who re- spraying herbs with chemicals of bath salts is harmful rose 25 executive, director of the Drug ported using illicit drugs rose that mimic the marijuana, was percent, a steep rise in a short Policy Alliance, which favors le- slightly over last year. Among the second most widely used time that the researchers say is
galization of the drug. eighth-graders, 15 percent said illicit drug among 10th- and uncommon.










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'Search for meaning' drives baby names


2013's most popular reflect parents iWHATSIN irls

whohonor their families A NAME?
By Sharon Jayson on each of a number of trends, Parents offer their r
81 percent said they like clas- take'on what qualities
Celebrities are on theirway sic names; 43 percent like very a nameort eir child out and relatives (particularly ufiiusual, unique names.
of the grand and great- vari- 63 percent dislilfe the baby- IG ovey: ety) are decidedly in when it naming trend of celebrity-incomes to baby names, thafis. spired names. P
The latest list of the year's 54 percent say people they trength most popular names reects a. 1 6w are the inspiration for Kindness new generation ofparents stiv-. n is; "mny grandparents or 10.
ing for meaning in the names my part".r's grandparents" ld Intelligence they choose, y da M-~ ist'39 percent. Masculinity
ray, global editor ef of the W. e lde 6'l We wanted'a family" id pregnancy and parefiting web- name. We knew we were having n t site BabyCenriter.com. The site's a boy, as well," says Rebecca Leadership 4 list of top names for 2013 is out Hurley, 31, of Santa Cruz, Ca- God LMoks 0% today. lif. "William is my father's name I
"We saw a marked change this and Loyd is my paternal grand- Girls L
year," she says. Parents "want father's name. Initially, we Femininity a name that feels important to thought William Loyd, but we them. Looking back into your found that William at the time Intelligence 1 bp 10 f
o.yv family tree is a way to find was in the top-10 baby names. Individuality Person ianingful to you. We My husband and I wanted him Sg sebe the -searh for meaning in, to be more unique than that th qertin really starting and didn't want him to grow Kindness 40%
tshow up in the baby-naming' up i a classroom of other Wil- Larh 28% .
ranks." liams."
BabyCenter lists names of She and husband Brendan Good Looks %
555,000 babies born in 2013 Hurley, 35,, named thei first Source abyCentersurvey ofmom What kind of parents like
to moms registered on its site. child, born in August, Loyd- conducted in Otober names
This year, Aiden the leading William Hurley. "We decided to Classic names...................................................... .......... ...... %
name for boys for the past eight keep it unique and in the family and husband John Helmes, Very Unusual,, uniquenames....................................................... ..............43%
years --was displaced by Jack- by spelling it with only one 'L,' 23, have selected Miharu for i am ... .. .
son. Among girls, Sophia was like my grandfather," she says. their daughter, which, theybsayithtsm etr.,s sW
noarm rw. other of th means guard Bilingual names ................................ ........ ...................................40%
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names ith p Gin-Gunnarson ofCidiiati "We started looking at some- Unisex/names..A........ ................................................ 39/
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f aiion Vs, laAda- Guarson, both 38 bse, that meant something," she '. ..
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also surveys mothers about "My husband's grandfather It sounds beautiful. It's unique. First name and lstnamestart with ame letter ........ ...... ......................
the naming process. The on- was Henry Trevor Roland. My We wanted to pre-frame our Standard nam es with 24%
line survey of, 2,468 women, husband's brother had already daughter being a strong figure T conducted in October, includes named his son Henry, so we and a strong person. We're both ,a ys . ..... ..........
2,215 mothers and 263 wom- couldn't use Henry." fairly interested in Japanese First names containing hyphens..................... 16%
en expecting their first child. Melody Helmes, 21, of Hicko- culture, so it panned out with Names Inspired by celebrities .................................................................12%
Among survey findings: ry, N.C., is due with their first the name and the meaning and Source: BAYCENTE 'SURVEYOF MO CONDUCTEDIN o"ER
When asked their feelings child in February. She says she the sound. It all seemed to fit." C. Q. .. '



Grandparents trying to change the label.

Baby Boomers: Unique nicknames

like 'Yah Yah'are hot now

By.baran.Jaysoin_ T60 nicknAinds for

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may be' the staples of grandparenthood, but many Baby FpRAND.OTER
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ized nickname, and 28 percent 52Ppp~.......... ized nickname, and28 percent 5Poppy.................. ...........other than "grandma" and "grandpa," a new survey suggests
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"I think what we are doing 7. Grainddad, ............4.c. ...,% ents who choose their name "I'm still a dude," he says. t
as Boomers is trying to. sort 8. Cramps ......................... ..2% by default, based: on what the think we should all name ou
through "all of the language, 9we'e Othks a...u.t..the na.b-po...ra. grandchildren cansay. selves." c
all of the traditions and. all of S=ource: Sab"ete surve of >Btsmegadarns"e .Diana Horton says, her husi':," '

thepossibilities says author oaethis sref e ally wantto choosesomething band joked about her beingdk r i l a Michael Guian,. 55, of Spo- and don't want to be construed called "Your Highness" and
kanet, Wash., whose book The "This generation more than as feeling older. 'Gigi' and from .that 'she came up with Wonder ofAging was published any generation in the past 'Mimi' are very popular; Some "'Yah Yah." !
in JUne. fltn doing that, wre're thinks about the name be- people go really off the grid aihd '"Iworked with children and seating through how to be cause this name is reflective of choose something entirely dif- I knew repetitive syllables arei
grandparents and what to be who they are." ferent." alway~ fun for them," she says.
called. Some Boomers "go into That's exactly what hap- "Just call me Yah Yah."
We don't want to be the ma- grandparenthood not that ex- pened with Diana and Russell But there are the traditional- triarch and patriarch of old." cited because they feel like Horton, both 70, whose first ists, such as Debbie Lebeaux, The 'website Grandparents. this milestone is going to make grandchild, granddaughter 1l- 58, of Shrewsbury, Mass. Her -"
com has lists of grandpar- them feel old. odie, was born last year. first grandchild, Theo Lebeaux,
ent names, including celeb- It does not end up being the "It turns out grandfather- was born in October to her son rity names, traditional names, case once the baby comes," she hood is absolutely terrific Ben and his wife Diana, both trendy names and internation- says. everything it's cracked up to 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
al names. Breslau says she sees "a be," he says. "But this was the "I'm thrilled to be a grand-,
"That grandparent name camp of grandparents who use first time out and I was a lit- mother. I think it's an honoris really important to a lotof very traditional grandparent tle queasy about being called able and, wonderful role to grandparents," says site edi- names 'Grandma,' 'Nana,' 'Gramps' or 'Grandpa'." have," she says. "I'm cool with
tor Ellen Breslau, of New York 'Bubbe,' 'Pop-Pop' and 'Grand- Horton, an actor in Manhat- 'Grandma.' That works for me. City. pa.' Then you've got grandpar- tan, picked "Granddude." We'll see what happens."


Blood pressure medicine now optional for patients

MEDS group doesn't recommend that Heart Association, says he's guidelines for medical practice,
continued from 9B patients stop taking any drugs concerned that the new guide- leaving the guidelines without
they're currently on. Stopping lines could leave some Ameri- a sponsor. Although the panseveral medications a day, he blood pressure drugs suddenly cans with untreated but se- el's work is being published in
says. can cause serious side effects. rious high blood pressure, JAMA, it hasn't been endorsed
Some stop taking, medica- "While most doctors think it's putting them at greater risk of by specialist groups or the tions because of side effects, OK to add another drug, most health problems. American Heart Association.
which can range from light- patients don't really like taking The panel that developed the That could prevent many
headedness to swollen ankles, more medicine," James says. advice was originally appointed doctors from adopting the elevated blood sugar and low "Particularly if you can't prove by the National Heart, Lung advice, says Daniel Edmunpotassium levels, says report a significant benefit, most peo- and Blood Institute in 2008. dowicz, chief of cardiology at '.. co-author Suzaine Oparil, a ple would opt out." Earlier this year, however, Temple University Hospital in 'ves
professor of medicine at the Some, doctors disagree. the National Heart, Lung and Philadelphia. University of Alabama at Bir- Elliott Antman, the pres- Blood Institute anno" ..d New 'uidelines are often con- 3} r> # ~.t
mingham. Oparil said her ident-elect of the American that it would no longer put out troversial. Ch.:k *9 uX ...... 1









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NEW FACE OF HIVIN AMERICA:



Poor, young Black and Hispanic men,
By Donald G. Mcneil Jr. or unwillingly, in. shelters or
prison or for money: (Most of
The AIDS epidemic in Aidri- those interviewed fo this. artica is rapidly becoming concen- cle spoke on the condition that traded among poor, young Black only their first names be used.) and Hispanic men who-have sex Nationally, 25 percent of new with ien infections are in Black and HisDespite years of progress in panic men, and in New York
preventing and treatirig HV City it, is 45 percent, accordS in the middle class; the num, ing to the Centers for Disease
bher of new infections nation-' Control and Prevention 'and the
wide remains stubbornly stuck c's health department.
at 50,000 a year more and Na ihal y, when only men more of then in these men, who under 2. infected through gay make up less than L percer t of ex are couted, 80 percent the population. are Black or Hispanic even
Giselle, a homeless 23-year- though they engage in, less
old transgender woman with high-risk behavior than their -Photo Nicole Beng iveno
.,_ -: aulait skin coud "be white peers. -he ... m ag+ %
c~fg-an-lait ski2 coild be white ~ers. ~-Photo:Nicolesensiveno "e image of a Black gay manalmost doesn't exist," said
cale the newfa e tepi- The prospects for cage look,. ""bvt,:i
ed taeew fct iof the epi- The prospects for hange look three strikesagaiist me: I'm black, I'm Shariff Gibbons, 25who works at GMHC, a halthand advog. i .im. :- :Critics say l;tle is being Ae,2Q as "av threestries m an ,Z5,: a

done to save this group, and gay, and Im in wheelchairr" cacy group.Day Black youths are hard to reach, experts say
none of it with any great ur- tion at the .D.C His agency to another topic.' gecy, 't evei ting Make Us Wen hos h-are poor and
"There wasn't even ar ad Stronger campaign the one honieless go to traditional gay campaign aimed at young Ms. .Stone referred o and hangouts, they become -prey. Black men until last year ias granted'il-lions of dollars Kwame, a 20-year-old from "what's that about?" said Krish- to local health departments and Philadelphia, said that on his na Stone, a spokeswoman for community groups to pay for fist day wandering around New GMHC,. which was founded in testing. York last year, he was props
the 1980s as the Gay Men's But he, could not naze a.city tioned by an older homeless
Health Crisis. or state with proven success man and by an'older tranagen- ec. Phi Wilso president of the in l ing infection rates in der person. The homeless man
I tested positive about: a year Black AIDS Institute in Los young gay minority men. later admitted that he was'inago," said Giselle, who was Angeles, said there were "no : "With more resources, we fected, and added: "If you sit born male but now has a giilish models out there right now for could make bigger strides," he here lbng enough, you're going
hairspu, wears a Tshiit tight reaching these men." said. t get soe- propositions d
across, asfeminine chest and Federal and state health of- that's where you're going to
identifies.herelfsa woman. "I ficials agreed that it hadataken REAC tING OUT sleep tonight. t happened to
dont kwh w, exactly. was years to shift prevention mes- Gay Black youths are hard me, and it's going to happen to
homeless. J was escorting I've sages away from targets chosen to reach, experts say. Few are you." -Photo: Nicole sensiveno
been raped.' 30 years ago: men who frequent out to their families. Many live Kwame said he had -sex that Roderick,22, who want to be aveterinarian,briefly'support' "Ye, I use condoms," she gay bars, many of whom, are places where gays are stig- night with -a man he met at.
added. "But I'm not going to white and middle-class, and matized and cannot afford to a gay services center, where ed himself-in New York with sex.lie. I slip sometimes. Trust me heterosexual teenagers, who move. Few attend schools' with. he had ,gone in search of at GMHC, a health and advocacy study took fewer risks than
everyone here who says, 'I al- are at relatively low risk. Fund- gay pride clubs or gay guidance emergency. housing. "I 'wore a group. Gay Black /youths are their White peers: they had fewer
ways use condoms?'They don't ing for health agencies has been ,counselors. condom," he said. "I did it sort ,hard to reach, experts say. partners, engaged in fewer acts
always." flat, and there has been little "When we talked about HIV in of out of guilt, or pity. It's how According to a major C.D.C.-led of s6x while drupk or high, and
ckss ant, f him"" s' tudy, al malm e: sex ac
Besides transgender people political pressure to focus on sex ed, the class started freak I was raised. I didn'twnt him study, a mate-male sex act for a used condoms more often.
like Giselle, the affected group young gay Blacks and Hispan- ing out," said Alex, 20, who was to think I thought less of him. young Black AmericanI is eight They had other risk factors includes men who are-openly ics born in St. Croix but raised in Also, I needed someplace to times as likely to 'end in H.I.V. Lacking health insurance, they
gay, secretly gay or bisexual, Reaching those men "is the New York. "One- guy said, 'We stay. infection as it. is for -his white were 1ss likely to have seen
and-those who consider thent-, Holy Grail, and we're working ain't no faggots; why do we The image of a Black gay man peers. doctors: regularly and mhore
selves heterosexual but nhave on it," said Dr. Jonathan Mer- have to learn this stuff?' So the almruost hat e even though, on likely to have syphilis, which
had ,sex With nen, willingly :m', director of H.I.V. preven- teacher stopped and moved on Shariff Gibbons, 25, who Works average, Black youths in the creates a path for H.I.V.




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VERDELLE CHISM. BELL, 74, DOROTHY BL.ANGOR JULIA MAE ROBERTS, 71, EARL C. WILLIAMS, 89, Miami Gardens
died December WRIGHT, 77, retired, died veteran, died LAN HE COURNEY, h, oI v'I m
22 at UM Hos- retired, diedDe- De cember Decrnbemb .21 custodian, died
pital. Service 11 cmber 20 at 21- at home. at VA Hospital. member 18 at
a.m., Saturday, Aventura Hos- Survived by: Service 10 a.m., honme. Service 1
at Mt. Moriah pital. Arrange- one son, three Saturday in the p.., Saturday I
MissioaryBap- ments are in- grandchild, chapel. at 1stBaptist
tist Church, Per, complete. and three great
rine. B grand. Viewing BrownsiaGe
die Dec r WBISHOP L WFORD Ar.eSMITH, d 48p.m., Friday ..
BSO LAH in the chapel. Service 11 ern .
2KEj.LEN HARRIS, 24, edied e- P74, pastor, died Saturday at Mt. Pleaant MB MRY SMITH, 90, cake
member 14. Service 11 a.m., Satur- December 16 Goulds, FL. deorat V oied A 1JT
day at Miracle DeliveranceH tlrshier, died
i ng Revival Center 1 Rgioal HospiCES EDITH BRW, 5 a ra 16 Dcemer die
tal. Viewing 2-7 retired, died Long Terni1 Care at North Beach
DIANNE GAVINS, 57, died ,De- p.m. nd Me- December 18. Center. Service Nuring Home,
member 19 at Florida Hospital Fla- mrnial service She lnIeaves 2 Saturda y ervice 11 a.m,
gler. Service a.m, at St. JSaturday AME in South Miami. dayn at r Mi- hran chielmr St.cp Paul AMEBY
ami Avenue Church of God, 14250 a brother, Church. ar
"" North Miami Avenue,North Mmi, Fr 'deric k
Grace FI. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at B r o~ w n; DEMARCUS E AS, 23, 411/10/1961 12/23/207
ANTHONY R. JACKSON, 44, Coop r City Church of God, 9191 n e pews, laborer, 11died A
8 RTURWLON, 83,' i's 83n
died December Stirling Road) Cooper City, Fl. Fred Brown (Deborah), Harold December 8. entrep reneur Ita n sxyear m~eeyou
16m. Servin1 K. Brown, Sr., Dewey Knight, III Service 2 p.m., died December owha ge ad maetill in
HFRiyLORNE BYRON, 69, beauti- (Sa brina), Patric Kniht; ieces, Sauday in the 15 at Jackson o t a
h chpe l cian, died December 18. Services Althea McCray, Vanessa Brown, chapel. North o
were held. Jeanmarie Jones (ill) evospiere sSa9, s d~oe~i mom,


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DAISY MYERSS t0, died DYWAIN FREDERIC'K,39, ded friends and; associates: Gloria train switchmen, GNoRGE ALEXIa c71h para
QDIAli 8, Servicp 11 a.m., Decembe 13 Service 11 a Green, Cynthia Brown, Shryl died December serice clerk,
Sy it Slr Hntitutonal Satua at PeeM.B Church Troutman, Delores Brown, Peggy 17 at home. died December
tistChrch. Green. Elry Sands, Ruby Gunn; a Service 12 p.m,
.. 11O. host of other sorrowing relatives Saturday in the Shore Hospital.
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RIhrsnsFc JOHNNIE SUTTON, Ill; Chauncey, Euniquie, and other staf held.
U.S. AeSoldierc of Villa Maria Nursing M:me. Litany
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rcembr 18 Ser- cmber A13. Sur- th e icar ation. Service 10 a.m,
vice 10 aSm., vivors include: Friday at th church.

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ton Jr.; mother, 57, Sdd December 20. Seriice 11 were held. North Hbspital
Cynthia Turner brothers, Ondrick a.m., Saurday at 3rd Day Church. Siecys Setuda 11 a.m.
Stto (Eton ), Jonathan Sut- o EXON MONESTIll 66 d Friday i h H DA V. COX
tonCl ( nand c ristopher Raid; RONALD MILLS, 54. December 2 at Holy ross p taV chapel
ARBARA J. PATTERSON 75, sisters Tamara Strong (Jffrey) Arrangmens are incomplete. of Broward. eica re d '' ihesto e res our sincere
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ranm na;Alma Sutton; and a host of other Arraigemients a incomplete December 6 at Golden Gladesdunore
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Range Royal In Memoriam
MURIEL VAUGHNS, 90, retired BETTY MADISON, 57, CNA,
c I a s s r o o m died December In loving memory of,
teacher, died 18. Service 10
December a.m., Saturday
22. Survivors at New Birth
include: her Baptist Church.
sons, Nathaniel
Va ugh n s
(Angela) and
Dwain Vaughns;
daughters, Evelyn Vaughns,
and Kathy Carries (Jean); LAURANCE NAKRISA WEBB,
ten grandchildren and many 32, died
greatgrands; and a host of other Deceber l7
relatives and friends. Service 2:30 at Jackson
p.m., Friday in the chapel. M e m o, ria
Ho s pita I.
MARGARET FUSSELL, 68, Survived by:
transportation mother, Natrice
specialist, died C h r i s t i a n; BERNICE ROLLE JOSEPH
D e c e m b e r father, Jeffery 04/06/1952 12/21/201
18. Survivors G. Christian; brother, Jeffery G.
include: her Christian, Jr.; grandmother, Delma Not a day'goes by that we
d a u g h t e r, Christian;, special friend, Mr. are not. thinking of you. It's
S t e p h a n i e 'BLACK and .a host of family and been one year since you have
Symonette; son, friends. Viewing 5-8 p.m., Friday ",been gonei,;-You are always in
Craig Roderick at Fussell, P;15700NW 22 Avenue,s' s e I
grandchildren, Antoinette, Ernest, 1, Pak, servenue, The Family Ivan, LaTonya, lfani, Ryan, and a turay at the church. m Paying homage to one of our own
Eric; and a host of other relatives In Memoriam
and friends. Viewing 5-8 p.m., State Representative Cynthia Stafford shares word of remembrance about respected
Friday in the chapel. Service 1 In loving memory of,
p.m., Saturday at New Birth Baptist union leader Clarence Pittman, Jr. during his funeral service held last week.
Church Cathedral of Faith.
DR. YVETTE YOLANDA E du d
K, u. v8,o r 'Police & Thieves' singer Junior Murvi n
Administrative ~ yAgs rw
forI August Brown
Cien Dchools, md, Junior Murvin had one of the
died December ~ Mefmoriam : greatest reggae singles ever.
18. Survivors "Police & Thieves" is a genre
include: her Celebrate staple and one of reggae's most
mother, Alfreda C perpetually covered tracks.
Brown; sisters, Kathy Brown and I -ife The singer died Monday in
Tami Knight; brother, Rodney a if Jamaica, and his song will be
Woods, and Cornelius Romeo the centerpiece of his legacy.
Woods; and a host of nieces; Yemoialize Murvin's age has been listed as
nephews, other relatives and JOSE-H MCQ.EEN, JR 64 and 67 in varying reports.
friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday and celebrate 12/28/2012 The singer had recently been
at Jesus People Ministries Church hospitalized for diabetes and
Int'l. a loved onehoptlzdfriaesan
It has been one year since blood pressure-related illnessDONALD H. WOODSIDE, 75, on the pages of you left us., it seems like es, but a cause of death was not
yesterday. We miss you immediately known.
engineering manager at IBM, died The Miami Times. dearly. You are forever in our Murvin was discovered by legDecember 12. Survivors include: his hearts. endary producer Lee "Scratch"
wife of 47 years, Loma P. Woodside; Your wife, Loretha and Perry after performing in loungsons, Donald F. Woodside of For more informatIon, call family. es in Portland.,parish, est of
Sandiego, CA., and David *(DD),','.I Woodside of Los Angeles, CA; "305-694-6225 the capital of Kingston. Perry
Wdaughte, Pamela Los Wo es produced "Police & Thieves" for daughter, Pamela E. Woodside a 1977 release on Island Reof Los Angeles; grandchildren, HONOR YOUR LOVED cords.
Asi. Nicole and, Dakota. Sellah Its mix of sweetly soulful voWoodside; and a host of nieces and N E W cals, Perry's idiosyncratic per nphes. iewing one-hour prior to...
the Servie Fwiday. Se-our prior o " '';.'"cussion and tales of police vio- Junior Murvin, who had a reggae hit with "Police & Thieves,"
Irvice 1 a.m., lence made it an international has died.
_-rday at Mt.CarmneIM.B;'Church-, -, IN'MEM,( ...
y aa MCre .h .. .. NME-: hit, rocketing up charts in EngPHILBE RT _A. JARRETT1N THEMIAMII land and influencing count- major hit, but it remains one of and many other acts, includrtiedPBER D.- Ecember ~less acts in reggae scenes and reggae'smost-referenced tunes. ing jazz singer Zara McFarlane,
21,20 bricklayer, rdied December622 across genres. The Clash had a hit of its own have since taken their own
ware incomplete.nlinexom The song *as'Mirvi's only, with a cover version, -in 197-7, spins atit in recent Years.


Jazz master influenced by EllgndMonk
Stan Tracey, 86, composer, pianist Wes Montgomery and ences were Duke Ellington and performing and soon experiSonny Rollins. Mr. Rollins be- Thelonious Monk, Tracey was enced a career resurgence. By Peter Keepnews that British jazz could have a came an enthusiastic fan, and self-taught and began his pro- He was named an Officer of
,character of its own, respectful the two worked together on the fessional career as an accor- the Order of the British Empire
Stan Tracey, a pianist and of but not beholden to American soundtrack of the 1966 film "Al- dionist while still in his teens. in 1986 and a Commander of
composer who was one of the influences. He gained new fans fieu After serving in the Royal Air the Order of the British Empire
most highly regarded jazz mu- worldwide in the 1980s as a Duighis seven-year tenure Force in World War II, he played in 2008. He was nominated for
sicians in Britain and a mentor member of the 33-piece jazz en- at Ronnie Scott s, Tracey also piano on cruise ships. He toured the Mercury Prize in 1993 for
to numerous younger players, semble led by Charlie Watts, the composed and recorded the the United States and elsewhere his album "Portraits Plus."
died on Dec. 6. He was 86. Rolling Stones drummer one eight-part "Under Milk Wood" with the popular dance band Tracey's final album, "The FlyEnlarge This Image of many younger British musi- suite for jazz quart~c4, inspired of Ted Heath, for which he also ing Pig," was released this year
His death was announced cans he inspired. by the Dylan Th rVadio play wrote arrangements, .b.hfore on his own ReSteamed label.
on his website. The announce- of the same namei'Itt became his forming his own group in 1q59. Stanley William Tracey was
ment did not say where he died LONDON JAZZ CLUB best-known work, but it was Work became scarce as jazz born in London on Dec. 30,
or specify a cause, but he had Tracey first attracted interna- only the first of iany extended waned in popularity in the 1926. His wife, the former Jackrecently been treated for cancer. tional attention in the 1960s, compositions hei would write, 1970s. But, encouraged by ie Buckland, died in 2009; and
With his distinctive piano style when, as the resident pianist including "Alice in Jazzland" well-known younger British jazz his daughter, Sarah, died last
and ambitious compositions like at the London jazz club Ronnie and "Seven Ages of Man." musicians like the pianist Keith year. He is survived by his son,
his "Under Milk Wood" suite, Scott's, he accompanied visiting A harmonically adventurous Tippett. and the saxophonist Clark, a jazz drummer and a
Tracey demonstrated forcefully American musicians like Stant STAN TRACEY pianist whose primary influ- John Surman, he continued longtime member of his band.
Fred Benjamin, 69, exacting, inventive teacher ofjazz dance
Ap lyngbalt ec niu a...The Lewis School of Fine Arts in the with Black dance programs.
b le teh ueto choreographer... Roxbury neighborhood. When His company wae a maistay
',". -.' the MacArthur Foundation initi- of the Harlem (, ,tUra'l\unmo en ro usv r : '.Fred Benjamin in an i ,.:. ated its so-called genius grants, cil's Dancemobile: the 'dtincers
By ,Anna issulgoff Center in the 199O0'Ms. Vivino ' Lewis was amonig'the first recip- performed on flatbed trcks in
_.said he taught up toa month undated photo. ients, singled out cas one of the various neighborhoods.
Fred Benjamin, an interna- ag.a.heStp on .....~va foremost dance educat~ess in a Like many young Black chotionally known teacher of jazz studios, where he was a beloved Black community. reographers emerging in the
dance who was also part of the if strict teacher for many years. When Benjamin moved to New 1960s and 1970s, he found a
creative wave of young Black As a choreographer for his York in 1962, she financed his nurturing environment at the
modern-dance choreographers own troupe and other com- ballet lessons. Clark Center for the Performwho came to prominence in the panies, Benjamin specialized She also introduced him to ing Arts in Manhattan. Al1970, ded n Dc. 1 inMan intheformof oden dnceBeatty, who became another though open to all, its classes hattan. He was 69. known as jazz dance. But un-imotnmeoradowhm ndpfracsatheW t
The cause was organ failure, like most others in the genre, he Vhe paid tribute in his choreogra- Side Y.W.C.A. were organized
said Geneva Vivino, a family integrated ballet technique into phy. After leaving the Talley Be- by Alley and others in 1959 to
friend and a former danceBr in a highly propulsive style. arty Dance Company, Benjamin foster opportunities for Black
the Fred Benjamin'n do tn-' At the same time, he was of- -. . performed with the June Taylor dancers and chor~eographers.
pany. Benjamin ecb d~from ten concerned with)i the Black graphed "Travels Just Outside inspired by the sensation Of "be- Dancers and on Broadway in Benjamin remainedassociad a stroke he ha4'[in20Y03 and heritage, an influence he de- the House," based on his own ing given sedatives as I was be- "Hello, Dolly!" and "Promises, with the center as a teacher and continued teaching'A4 :i the rived from the I nodern-dancel:. experience in an emergency ing put to sleep." Promises." He formed the Fred performer until it closed in the
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Lightbourne, Lois Jesse Martin, Ruby Johnson, Jimmy State championship
Oliver, Fifla Jenkins, T. Rayford, Cecila Harrell and yours truly in Class 2A with
a a John Williams, Dr. Stewart, Elder Barry who provided music coach Tim "Ice"
Edwin Demerritte, Dr. Bonner, Sr., Klantrell for the intermission. Harris winning 40Astrid Mack, Claudia Long, Church of Florida High School 21 over JaCksonville
t Slater, Diane Rolle, the Incarnation, Athletic Association Bolles Who beat them
Dr. Enid Pinkney sat down consisting of Ruben Oie, Nancy Dawkins, Dr. Landmark Company, recently crowned its last year. This year
with. Charlayne Tompkins, Melvinsky Ramirez, Israel Edward J. Robinson, Dr. Gershwin Blyden, State champions in it is the National
executive secretary, and Sierra, Braulio Rivera, Joshua Dr. Charlie Albury and Chancel Choir of football. The champions Championship for
discussed projects such Ortis that had the guest, "Slim Jackson, JOHNSON Open Door, Dr. Larry included Coach Ronald JOBSON BTW, a school that
as the Annual Tennis audience screaming David Pennington, Handfleld, King of Smith's Miami Central is not the biggest, but
Tournament, raising for more. Soloists Luella Grayson and Fred and Clubs of Miami, Jessie Trice, 6A and 3rd in'the State; South the best. Coach Harris spoke
of funds through a behind the orchestra Juanita Morley. Next year, the Health Center, Carols's Flowers, Dade- Class 8A by winning. for all coaches in Dade County
grant, and the Annual and choir were Messiah concert will be held at Henry Coaxum, Commissioner over Apopka. Their coach, when he emphasized training
Messiah concert, which Shanna-Le Fletcher, the Church of the Incarnation. Dana Moss, Mary Young, Nate Hudson, was bathed the young men to' become the
took place Sun. Dec.15, Carl F. DuPont, and Sponsors for the Hampton Clinton J. Pitts, Esq., Bishop in Gatorade; '~ Plantation's best. Miami athletes have made
at Bethany SDA Christine Johnson, House Messiah include Dorothy Noward Dean, and Rev. American Heritage Class 5A also an impact in South Florida and
Church. The program) leading soprano. Johnson, Isabella Rosete, Dr. Darryl K. Baxter, The Family won its first state title in a 66-8 have worked together as a team
included "Undivided" PINKNEY D i s t in g u i she d Edwin T. Demeritte, Dr. Larry 'Foundation, inc. Commissioner rout over Cove Springs. Booker to minimize issues with local
an a cappella group guests were Marva Capp, Juanita Johnson, Rev. Audrey M. Edmonson, Lamar T. Washington captured its first police.


SPECIAL MATRIARCHALLESSONS


'Yler Perry's AMadea Christmas' opens

By Nicolas Rapold for imparting the eternal va- energies and perverse justilues of brotherly love, openness ce of another Medea, with an
What makes it a Madea and running off at the mouth. "e." But her Christmas outing
Christmas? In the latest visit With the writer-director Adam finds her less demonic than
from Tyler Perry's multimilli- McKay's popular brand -of imr- mischievous.
on-dollar-grossing action-hero provisation-aided absurdism There's real talk but not
auntie, this modern-day Mala- returning next week in "An- smack downs, aside from holiprop helps save a school, an in- chorman2;" it bears repeating day job rage in the department
terracial relationship, a bullied that Mr. Perry is an inveterate store opening (which features
boy and a divided family, all ad-libber. At times, it seems an ambitiously extended trawhile making fast friends with as if he must have altered the cking shot).
the white-trash royalty Lar- course of the plot with a stray. Instead, Madea presides over
ry. the Cable Guy. She'd save crazy word. congenial antiracist messages
a man from a burning wreck, Each new installment of in red-state country, which is
but somebody else takes care Madea offers the mild perk of represented somewhat frugally
of that. watching who's allowed to re- in terms of locations.
Laden with lessons but re- spond (Larry the Cable Guy, Eileen turns out to have the
latively low-key, "Tler Perry's lajiy and Horsford all roll most hidebound attitudes,
A Madea Christmas"-keeps a along), andwho's supposed to passed on to Laceyin the form
couple of stories roasting and keep a straight face through of guilty secrecy the cardturning on the fire. te strpf sass (Sumpter, for board Conner and his wisecA schoolteacher in the sticks, e,.)' racking parents are models of
Lacey (Tika Sumpter), is. pre- Tha l Mad not at copacetic colorblindness.
tending to her city; mother, her most ii loony With a character who can esEileen (Anna Maria Horsford), K here, nord 'high-wire sentially say and do whatever
that her white boyfriend, Con- potential. mo i h (un- she wants, you might expect a
ner (Eric Lively), is her farm- lessyou o tivity tle bit more.
hand. Meanwhile, her school ..... .." ne an/Lionsgate rephrased ine r.i s6f dogi br But Perry's Christmas mofaces a budget crunch- with Tyler Perry, back as Madea now in Christmas attire. the menti i. Beasts of the vie is like a requisite Christa jubilee party looming, and -. 'Soutli "W. mas album, and, sure enough,
townsfolk are pressuring the is for Madea to join Eileen on broker. Also in attendance are j 'The affectiona couple e 6uthern ori his customary. musical finale mayor. a surprise visit to her daugh- Conner's enlightened hillbilly b6nd it Madea by being e gins of her name imydei comes with a sallow-lookig
The only sane,, diplomatic ter along with Lacey's, ex from parents, Buddy (Larry the Ca- dearmgly inappropriate. err character has mi farm boy raising "Mary, Did
way to resolve the situation high school, a. find-raising bl Guy) an Kim (athy -a-' That's just a loose framework past evoked "the -unbridled You Know?.to the heavens.


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U A-MuhmIn Ilmic Call 30568 Call gr tigs'. go 'out to the Winston Henry who will be
Center n Zc. of Mail. following couples: united in holy matrimony on
will ho h 13t Annual lMIa N's 'l and Clothilda Brown Sat. Jan. 4, 2014. Winston
Nigia3 ars is the nephew of Evangelist
i on Sun., Dec. rrd Eton and Carolyn Mary GoOdman Bivins and

with kn 'of' 796-0691. teers Howeli, Sr. -40 years John Goodman and the
,act1vtte ag a yoath' 9 Wendell and Gail M. cousin of Elen Bivins Davis
sch ship, MiamNorthwestern s tiup -44 years and Anita BivinsI Reatie V.
a$d G ily'work ftom Class of 1967 will meet*11 Congrats to Dwaine. Miles and son Derrick return
Mur Mumi Iislam c. Ch.an.. 9,5( 2014. att teot thhe


un. 4o s e Th. an p i a t evic A.E. Strachan, who was home to Miami after three
a telo the H a Regeal 30goprk ai ne t s de confirmed at St. Andrews weeks in Maryland where
n caJ130 734. 683. Ave Ca years Parinsh, Georgetown, Exuma, they were visiting Ernestine
Sage Vouteers w Bahamas. Dwaine is the son Henley and her daughter
Lgn Mia Alui e odeda free meal of Audrey Strachan and Sherry and granddaughter
CilturaI Arts Center post #0165 Invtes all haptTe sseStt ti al 53 397 grandson ofPalaArcher. Simone.
wi hot its 30th annual honorably dschrged University ieets A big thank you to all of Season's greetings
Winter Arts Workspop veteranss to'a free breakfast third Sath 9 a.mat iccadilly U Alabama State our wonderful parish family Twas the night before
for Dec. 23 ,to Jan 3, Sat.Jan. 11, 2014 at8:45 Restaurant Haleah. U verity a Alumi members and our beloved Christmas and all through
4 cludig Christmas am. Ci305- 621-2376 Cali 954-435-5391. Chapter meets every priest, father Denrick the town, no noses were

aid NewYear'sDay). The 305-836-8622. second Sat. at noon at E. Rolie, who fixed and frozen, no snow fluttered
workshop features dance Miam Nrthwestern Piccdillyrestauant Palm delivered food to our sick down. No childreninflannels
da., ivsuat arts, vocal The. Dad1 County Sr. High ass of 1961 Springs Mal laeah. and needy church family were tucked into bed, they all
nd instrumental musIc Deltas wll hold their meets every ecnd All aumni aeencourg ed Ge t well wishes to all of our .wore shortypajamas instead.
Call 305-638-6771. Founder's' Day Celebration" Tuesday, 6 ptm at the Little to suttend. Call 35-651 i
sick and shut-ins. To ,find wreaths of holly
.Ho. d o A.mri.on Sat, Jan ", a01iot iver3 May good 'health return was not very hard, for holly

a meia, nckl all305-691t1629 1h M ic to you 'soon: Queen Hall, wreaths grew in every back
lauhi a maoroot ifH h ch i e vBernard Troutman, yard. In front of the houses
toy fd ad clothing drive al ckson' Css Cas of 196 ets eve 1971 meets p.m. every D oris Ferguson, Melford were daddies and mmmiies,
for'1 their 'toy' giveaway on of 1979 Is celebrating their third 'Sat., 7 p.m., at th~e first Sat, at -weni Ch~erry Pinder,' Louise Cromartie, adorning the otons anld liner 67is tromartie adrnn th'- le'ao'a s,1ndas








De 74 'fron"4-7 p.m. at 35th cass reujnion' in 'Juine African HerItage Cultural Park NlYET j(Jeting Wilhelmina S. Welch, Willie coconut palms.
U" i!tLut ue Par. 4.i al>35609868 "pAts Center 1 NW 22nd a Reed Williams and ila 0 The slumbering kiddies
Berry. were dreaming with glee that
f .. V w Join the daughters of the they would find water skis
Gridiron standout feeds his passion for the spoken word on their8th annual under the tree
....lt .. ... i A...' scenic bus tour for a They all know that Sant
EVANS And he says he's gota bag full of where he earned a degree in "I love people and Consider wonderful trip to Savannah, was well on hisway. In a little
continued from 1C surprises for the Jan. 5th show business. He played a few years myself to be a humble guy," he Ga. and Buford S.C. We will green dune buggy instead of
when they celebrate two years in the pros with the Chicago said, "The sp ken vord circuit leave from. the St. Agnes his sleigh. He whizzed up the poetry even comedy, painting of wonderful ride together. Bears and the New York Jets is like a family and I have been church grounds on May 23, highway and zoomed down and other art forms, in a new, "We're going to have an. all- and admitsit was fun. supported and mentored by 2014 and return May 26. the roads, in a snappy little
unique format. But the key to star line up and I'm bringing "Getting to the NFL was al- spoken word wizards like Terri, If interested call Elizabeth four speed peddling his load. the puzzle and the one that some of the best spoken word ways my dream but the pen and 'Asia and the late Will "The Real Blue, Florence Moncur or As hq'jumped from the car, keeps the show going is Quick poets as well as singers and paper has been my passion for One" Bell, and then I've been Louise Cromartie. he gave a dqep ccle, he
- a cross between the energetic musicians that I know," he as long as I can remember," he at the table with great busi- My sister Gll Sweeting was dresSe'din Bermu das Kevin Hart and the charismatic said. "Some are from right here said. "After I was released and ,hess minds like Edwin Shep- is spending Christmas with an Ivy League buckle. Typese. '- in South Florida others are was on a plane headed home, pard and Richard Milhomme. with her daughters Shalisa There weren't any chimneys
Add to that his signature fe- from around the U.S.. You'll some brothers mayshave been But most important, I travel all dora- worn at a 45 degree angle have to come to find out." depressed or disappointed but I across Florida to support other and Antionette. All the but that caused no gloom, and his hand gestureof the EL" wasn't. I was working on a piece artists. 'grandchildren, their for Santa came through in
(signifying loyally living life and THE BUSINESS OF of poetry." My show is all about having a husbands and our brother, the Florida room.
a salute to his hometown) and SPOKEN WORD Quick, a, devoted father and good time with others and J like Ivern, all live in Atlanta. Merry Christmas, South
you'll 'realize that this brother Quick traveled a circuitous husband, says his family has to encourage that sentiment Congratulations to Tomeka Florida.. is a rare' breed. route before settling in the world always supported him first wherever-I go. One day I plan to
Quick and his'band of equal- of spoken word. He'played Little when he was pursuing a foot- fill the BB&T Cente like the ly-talented performers can be League and then varsity foot- ball career and now in his life stars do with the Fillmore in.LA gg gg .AT seen every, first and third Sun-' ball at Nova High before going in entertainment. But he adds or the Garden in NYC." There's IDE O TH I AM I TiM1.
day' at the Koppa Lounge (3802 on to Missouri Western State that having great fans helps a nothing wrong with dreaming N. University n) in Sunrise. University on a full scholarship' 1t, big." a u m











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Alumnus gives FIU $1 million

GERALD C. GRANT AND WIFE GIVE BACK IN A MAJOR WAY
y Ashley Montgomery "I changed my major from ac- the importance of providing op- "If everyone who has the
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.cpm counting to business adminis- portunities for everyone no funding gave back, it would tration even though I have a matter what race. The univer- make a huge difference, this is Miami native Gerald C. strong numbers background, sity noted that the $1 million about leading by example," he
Grant, Jr. can testify to 'the my people skills and personal- scholarship is, however, the said. "My hope i to increase statement that "life is a mara- ity matched better with man- largest gift to date from a Black the awareness of how importhon diot a sprint." While agement," Grant said. alumnus. tant it is to give back to the
attending Miami Eidison Senior Now the branch director of "It's a good feeling, but it is university."
High, Grant, 57, made $2 an financial planning at AXA Ad- bigger than that and I really Grant is an FlU trustee and hour and, in college, worked, visors in Miani,; Grant and his don't want to make this about author of the 2010 book Bold two jobs. wife, Jennifer wanted to give color," Grant said. Moves to Creating Financial
With ambition and dedica- back in a considerable way. Grant says there are many Wealth. Dean. David R. "Kiock'
tion in tow, Grant obtained his The pair created a $1 million brilliant students who simply said in, a statement,
bachelor's and master's de- endowment that will be used don't have the income to pay "The Grants' gift speaks to grees from Florida Internation- for busiriess students 'to use for tuition and that's who Jen- our central mission at College al University [FIU] in Business towards their studies at FIU. nifer, and himself want to help of Business: to enable all stuAdministration. Grant and his wife understand through this ndowent. dents to exceli the real world."

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Rare Breed givetens o o, dN O I

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a chance to succeed, -est
By Jess Rollins ma col re~ st de t'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Krista y uaBickerstaff tho6 atteig commi to prepare.
Hilton first walked in the door ad Ingg Fay tyoeg abot h But something even more
of the Rare Breed Youth Ser- idr -troubling is at work: a lack
vices seven years ago at age 16. L as fii, ith SAT and ACT v day s 1 Hege, of student, confidence. New
Her adoptive parents had boe b cuntle F th e right resa suggests that ev
-- ~~~scores bo'osn3 t h ~~ rsachsuetsha eei
dropped her off and driven hours worth oftestpep, tens tig but as many as a qi hen colleges offer test prepi
-: dropped he f: and driven igbtsaysqa-away. She says she still doesn't of thousds oft"den -beo
know why. higelill te sre tion to. do, w l o a y
Loni, Brewer, coordinator a n 1 prep the0 The
at the youth-oriented charity c iie difference, er scores will en
l~ere now, but a volunteer then, ns o scors jst eriough classess that ae
gained Hilton's trust and gui- v i~oni Acollege to. he th'em in the "real'" ;studets aing
ded her through the program. 'tuidiswi college come fo
Today, Hilton is months away non-credit remedi urses. but that's n6t happening. fo expetations
from receiving a bachelor's de- ,iy wil req i n dia- Community cole adents i Y.
gree in business with a focus ti"on for as *o years ofte find out aoite tests' t tina
on non-profit administration. dpding z-di -courses only on the day thby zroll tuh'exka at
tha .....~c tw toward aIT n,.mmn, y, 661eg6 egtOste So'r
"I could 'have gone either IMissionary, Baptit State Convention President Jimmy hht tton' e tdiards a doni cli Sowhatan wdway," said Hilton, now 24. If I Brown presents checkto the coordinator of Rare Breed) 4 Lg b ers will trati offices otndato* down- unity colleges need t tke
hadn't gotten into the program, t Brewer along with southwest district it efo g 4 reatl ,thp tests' inportince, a page from th selective ofdon't know what would have co- 6las1' e out iti tt 1dg lybobk chool
happened," Hilton said. Womans Missioary'Union President Carlene Ferguson and qu rvbl go offto earn any their purpole is siily to Witthe 1igh ithvmg
Rare Breed, part of The Kit state WMU President Linda Smith. kind degreee, gauge,"where yo, are." That students consider -more than
chen Inc, Southwest Missouri's not yet eligible for several lo- on, goal planningand referrals Why? In om ases, per 1rdly n a s sdents ,tetscore
S largest provider of shelter and cal, state and federal services for other service organizations. hap teri of thou 's
services, to homeless women only those 18 and older need The drop-in center gets local not, ,e the' culdn't
and-families, doesn't 'only wait apply. homeless teens and runaways handle regul- -oursewor
for teens in need to come to It was because of this gap off the street. b: caiid' they did .-not.
them. that Rare Breed was created in The staff tries to determine iepare forthe standardized
Brewer says volunteers go Springfield in the summer of youths' Aeeds while o ng pee ip frot
to the homeless camps, public '2000. -to establish trust. At a rate of o( eyenr
parks and tunnels below the The organization ruins a more than 700 per year,' Bre- given
;, :parks and tuneIs below ,i the ga" : ., ~ration -rn:".T[ ..:
city to find the teens who need drop-in center for area home- wer said the program has hel- are
help, staff and volunteers. less teens and young adults ped kids leave the streets, red- public,
Brewer also goes to middle and provides housing opportu- uce drug and alcolhl use, and a e have,
and high schools where, she nities. avoid sexual exploitation, and 'her stak* ."ie SATs
said,-many homeless teens, at-, The center helps kidbeget'ac- 'abuse.' and AC". Ta low core on
tend so they can get aneal or cess to emergency shelter,, me- "A kid ,has never walked 'eas that
two. als and transitional living pro- through the door of the Rare sein a entrance
Younger teens have fewer op- grams. Counselors ru support Breed if evey is perfect in ctive ill n
tions, Brewer said. They are programs for crisis interventi their life," Brewei' said. t1er top choice, but, for
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Started, but did 't finish GED? Deadline looms
By Doa Gron Blankinh stead of five. The results from the current test is getting good frequent retakes than the pa- people who has been working to years but didn't nish. Some

Associated Press old tests will be thrown away,, reviews from student~ who say [per version. The entire exam get a GED do' not know about may have finished in 'another
even for students who have it's easier to focus when there's will have a $120'fee, down from 'the change, Sager and oth- state, but Sager said her office SEATTLE Thousands of passed all but one of the re- only one question to consider at the previous $150., ers from Washington state ac- doesn't have access to those reshington resident who quired sections. a time, Sager said. The main problem with te kniowledged. -cords. ''-'.
t~d the 'EDhihschodL" Some., tor the new tests 'the nei exame will also giv4 new exam is that it marks the An eimated 25,000 Wash- the number of peopleaking
e cy test sbnetiinie thi' also will be harder, but. Lox ttake 'almost immediate enid of one eratoftesting and the ington residents started 'the, 'akicpasing the, testy wet up
pdast decade bit er rfinibbed' 'Sagr, administrator for s its and will, allow for more beginning of anbther and some GED sometime in the past five in 21 03 according t6,$g In
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the Washington state GED test takes to complete.


over. school equiValency exam pro-v u a t
On Jan. 1, Washington and gram, disagrees.."-' , "
most othr Mate's will switch to "I think it will be in somi'
a new compUter-based' testing ways easier for f01ks i sesaid.'I
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A FOOD TRUCK DELI VEK MORE THAN JUST SNACKS'.

By' Ashley Montgomery Adams, says ta se is proud sales and marketing and cuhi
amontgomery@miamiimesonline.com 'of this year's group of students n~ary arts.
and refers to them as youngg The second phase of the proEmpowered Youth, Inc. businessmen.' gram, seeks, to create jobs and
is a non-profit organiza- the project has two phases, providetrain~ing and business
tion, 501(0)3, that is devoted the first geared towards transi- opp5ortunities toi graduates.
to transforming the lives of tioning at-risk youth towards a After graduation, students
inner-city young men, through more produictive.life. Students becomee eligible to become an unique opportunities. 'This participate in YES [Young independent partner where
community-based program has Entrepreneur Series], a life- -they create and expedite busicatered to young men, 15-18 skills/character development ness models that they created
years of age, since 2006 in curriculum that also provides themselves, ls aeu '-~iami Tim ehoto/D. Kevin McNeir
South Florida and in Miami- rmintors and tutors. The YES This yea~r'sclscaeu
Dade County since 2010. course is taught by University with idea of a food truck that FOOD F7OR THOUGHjT: Learning the'.business of serving up good food are ,Miamniyouth Iredeick Founder of the program and of Miami instructors and of- they built fromiithe ground-up Wright, 18; Jose Isazi, 18; Alex Velasquez, 18; Rashad Perry, 19 and their instructor, Chef Emmrranuel
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THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 7D THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 25-31,2013
from anywhere.

FOLLOW THE SLINGBOX AND IPHONE
He connects to the iPhoneen
route to the games to watch,
usually via the Slingbox. "It
looks great to me. I can see it
BOUNCIN.G clearly, and that's what i want
to do, is watch the game.".
His Slingbox trick: If you
L Change the channel on your BA LL O N mobile device, it changes the
channel back ho pte, and could
ruin the experience for someone at home. So instead, he installed his Slinabox to TV in
a his 1-year-old daughters/bdroom. "She's 1 she shouldn't
persscare if I turn on the TV." Clippers star gives tech a, orkot"
BVy Jefferson Graham CP3 (he's @cp3 on Twitter) BeydNAPPSae is, he
has got it. Beyond, NBA League Pass, he
*; PLAYA VISTA, Calif. When Paul, who will be playing vs, an Crush Saga (free;
not playing basketball with the Golden State Warriors in ,theAp Cady), C haga fron
Los Angeles Clippers, Chris big NBA Christmas Day com- Apple, Android). "That has conPaul is watching games via his petition on ESPN, sat down suwifed not's. only my life but My
devi~eswife'sth"
many, many devices with us recently at the Clippers' w Cs
He has his full-size iPad con- training facility here to talk his CBS Fantasy Football (fre;
need to his Slingbox back tech. laApple, Android, BlackBerry .
homee tcd isami ngdx back tech.aul wathhsbasketball 24/7 on TVs, phones and iwad, "It's the best app during footiPadMini to catch movies. He's TV STS sets is connected' to a Micro- "I need to get (the iPods) down and movies. ball season ... how I track my
watching games on his iPhone There are s ven TVs in his soft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii to one, but one of them has league, and eerything that'svia the Slingbox, and the NBA Los Angeles ome. "In my gaming system (his son likes to 35,000 songs on it, all the mu- NBA VIEWING IN going on."
League Pass app when being mancave there are four TV, play the Madden NFL Football sic you could probably imagine, HOTEL ROOM PHONE CHARGERS
driven to the games. And if bas-, because I like to watch all the and, NBAK14 video games.) and the other one just gospel "I'll watch on TV if it's a na- P NE c eeR i
ketball's not on no problem. basketball games. Outside on "I'm watching and he's playing." music." tionally televised game." He "My biggest pet peeve if
He has two iPods to keep him the porch, we have a TV. In my also has the NBA League Pass I leave to go on the road and
busy with music. bathroom, in my tub, there's a TRAVELING GEAR He has two iPads because the app on his phone and iPad, so forget a' charger. People think
If there's a way to watch bas- TV, so I can watch TV. Games Paul has a big bag stocked big one gets filled with footage he can view on those devices you worry about clothes .
ketball games via devices .and are always on." The mancave with a 15-inch MacBook Pro, of Clippers basketball games as well. And the Slingbox con- no. When you leave the house,
TVs, you better believe the Clip- has one big 60-inch set and full-size iPad and iPad Mini, for him to watch afterward. The nects to his home TV to pick I check my book bag. It's all
per guard -best known as three smaller ones. One of the two iPods and lots of chargers. Mini he uses to watch TV shows up programming remotely these different chargers."



Fed: Era of easy money ending
where they started.
Taper begins, 7
One reason for investor enthusiasm, said Michael Hanm k sason senior economist at Bank ,
By Binyamin Appelbaum. of America Merrill Lynch, is


I t- iti ,dn d Fcth t ,. 7: ,,,"i. 1-,
the stimulus will be withdrawn
WASHINGTON The Feder- very gradually.
al Reserve said on Wednesday The markets now have a clear
that it would gradually end its though tentative schedbond-buying program during utle for thescourse of Fed policy
2014, a modest first step toward over the next two years, includunwinding the central bank's ing an end to aset purchases
broader stimulus campaign as by- late next year 'and a signal
its officials gain confidence that frpm !Bernanke that, the first
the economy is growing steadi- increase in short-term interest
y. rates is not likely td boeentitY'
,pshel Fed plans to cut its' near the endof 20154, on,""""" "
monthly purchases of Treasury That is
and mortgage-backed seecpri- -Photo: Alex Wong because the the, fities from $85 billion in beedm- Ben S. Bernanke, the outgoing Fed chief, and Janet L. Yel- nal months of19nanke's tenber t yenin a terie n of smal1 len, right, who is expected to succeed him, at the Fed earlier uw ye now defied the firt steps, starting with a reduction this month. successor, Janet Yellen, whom
to $75 billion in January, the result of a compromise that has bor market. I would dispute the the Senate is ,~pected to concentral bank announced after been months in the making be- idea that we are not providing firm this week. Bernanke said
a two-day meeting of its policy- tween a group of officials con- a lot of accommodation to the on Wednesday that Yellen "fully
making committee. vinced that the economy needs economy." supports what we did'today."
At the same time, the Fed more help, and a range of'in- Investors appeared to agree The Fed is struggling to cali- ... ''
sought to offset concerns that ternal critics who regarded the with Bernanke, defying predic- brate its stimulus campaign -l!
it was onceagain pulling back bond-buying campaign as inef- tions that stock prices would in an environment of steady e
too soon by' strengthening its fective or dangerous. retreat along with the Fed's but mediocre growth. The un- 0
: plain s to hold short-term inter- The Fed's chairman, Ben S. pullback. Major stock indexes employment rate has declined B
est rates near zero, which offi- Bernanke, insisted that the net' spiked when the Fed's state- over the last year, reaching 7
cials regard as a more powerful effect was not a withdrawal of ment was ,released at 2 p.m., percent in November. But that
means of stimulating growth support for the economy. and the Standard, & Poor's is still a high rate by historical
Both policies aim to hold dowr "We are not doing less,"' he 500-stock index rose 1.7,per- standards, and other measures s
borrowing costs and revive said at a news conference on centby' the end of the trading of the labor market look even i ik-taking. Wednesday. "I think we have day. Importantly, interest rates worse. Wages are rising slowly,
The Fed's shift in policy, in ef-, been aggressive to try to keep on benchmark bonds the and the share of adults with
fect, means it plans to do less the economy growing, and we rates the Fed is trying to influ- jobs has not climbed since the 7
now and more later. That is a are seeing progress in the la- ence ended the day roughly recession. .



Pay day lender -to pay'$19 million
BV Kevin McCoy loans above the 36 percent annual interest rate maximum alCash America International, lowed by the Military Lending
a major owner of US pawn Act. More than 300 military
shopa and payday loan shops, members or their dependents
had agreed pay $19 million in received the loans.
consumer refunds and fines for Cash America has refunded ., .. *
robo-signing documents used $33,550 in loans and related A lowers hlm it o m ortgages
in debt cdllection, issuing im- fees to those customers, ac- mortg aes
properly high loans to military cording to the order. .' MaximuTm OG 0 statement. "Implementing lowmembers and destroying re- When notified in 'July 2012 r loan limits is an important
cords sought by a federal reg-" that the regulator, planned be $349,ooo and appropriate step as private
lator to examine its records, Cash capital returns to portions of
The Consumer Financial Pro- America failed to preserve re. By Paul Owers the market and enables FHA to
section Bureau imposed the Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer inacial Pro. corded 'phone calls and halt concentratee on those borrowers
peno.to n e' a y u r section Bureau, testifies at a Nov. 2013 Senate banking shredding' of documents re- The 'federal overninent an-' that are stillunderserve l

Worth-based' c n.The comnitteehearig* cording tte order, compa home loan limits in South Flor- down payments, are' popular
penalties marked the agency's ated with examiners. "Now that name on Ohio court pleadings managers also told call- ,ter 'ida ad across the country y next with fit-time homu m. e i
first enforcement action against we have, completed the initial that had not been reviewed, the workers "to de-emphasize the year. ny g you
a payday lender, one of the in- P B review process and 'en- order said. marketing and sales aspect" of For borrowers in Palm Beach harder for people to get loans
dustries the regulator has ex- tered into this settlement, we More than 14,000 Ohio con- their duties. The3' also instrUct- and Broward counties, the is going to have an impact on mined since its 2016) 'creation will continue to focus on serv- summers targeted in' debt-col- ed some to avoid using the word' maximum loan amount backed the marketplace," said Jim Heiunder the Dodd-Frank finan- ing our customers while work- election lawsuits from 2008 to "sales" during interviews with by the Federal Housing Ad-. dish, a broker in Pompano
cial reform act. ing to develop additional corn- Jan. 2013 were affected, said examiners, and removed sales- ministration will shrink to' Beach.
"If the bureau had :iot gone pliance programs," he said. Cordray. Cash America has al- focused material from office $345,000 from $423,750.' Roughly 650 counties naon site at Cash America, these According to the consent 'or- ready started repaying $6 mil- walls and cubicles. .. The chah-ge, which takes ef- tionwide will see lower limits, problems might never have der, workers in Cash America's lion to the consumers, and will The company has agreed to fect Jan. 1, applies t~o mort- according to HUD, which overbeen uncovered" said CFPB" Ohio-based collections depart- pay an additional $8 million in pay a $5, million fine for fail- gages for single-family homes sees FHA. The higher limits Director Richard Cordray, who' ment improperly stamped their refunds, he said. The company ing to preserve the requested and condominiums in the two were part of the 2008 economic' said the case highlighted the 'manager's signature on loan also worked with the consumer records. During a conference counties, the U.S. Department stimulus package designed to watchdog agency's mandate to collection affidavits for nearly watchdog to cancel improper call with reporters Wednesday, of Housing and Urban Develop- help the country during the
oversee non-bank firms that af- five years "without the manag- Ohio debt-collection judgments. Steve Antonakes, the consum-, ment said. Great Recession.
fect millions of Americans "end er's prior review of the affidavits Separately, ' investigators er watchdog's deputy director, 'As the housing market con- HUD said the lowerflimits a" sure they're following the or supporting 'documentation." found that Cash America's on- said it was unclear whether the tinues its recovery, it is impor- were meant to take et in An unidentified in-house col- line payday loan subsidiary in record destruction was part of tant for FHA to evaluate the role 2009, but 'Congress delayed Cash' America CEO Daniel lection attorney also directed Chicago for nearly a year gave a deliberate effort to impede the we need to play," FHA Commis- implementation due to the onFeehan said the firm cooper-, workers to stamp the lawyer's active-duty service members exam. sioner Carol Galante said in a going lending crisis.










8D THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 25-31, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER

Delta won't allow cellphone calls Economy expected to grow

By Hugo Martin planes from takeoff to land- BUDGET need for it to take ef- the drag was expecting. continued from 8D fect yet because of the ed to fall to as little as
The chief executive of one. United Airlines said in a fragility of the econo- 0.5 percentage points
of America's largest airlines statement Wednesday that it fiscal drag in the near my." of growth in 2014
vowed to keep phones sildist was still evaluating the views term is a positive Most economists even before the deal,
on flights, despite some rum- of its passengers but, for now, thing." believe the U.S. cut Naroff said.
blings in Washington about the airline plans to continue The deal isn't a neg- as much as 1.5 per- That is a big part
lifting the ban on cellphione banning phone calls from its ative for entitlement centage points off its of the reason many
calls. planes. reform it simply growth rate in. 2013 economists expected
Delta Air Lines CEO I'ich- .*, American Airlines has-yet doesn't address the because of fiscal polio growth to accelerate
ard Anderson told. hi em- to take a position on the fu- ssue, said Marie Ca- cy, both tax increases anyway" in 2014, said
ployees Wednesday that the ture of onboard phone calls. vanaugh, a managing andispending cuts., Diane Swonk, chief
airline win't allow cellula or The FCC voted last week to director in S&P's soy- With growth run economist at Chicago
.Interet-based calls; eg 8- consider lifting the ban on erein ratings group, ning about two per- asset manager Meless of any changes in picy cellphone calls from planes, "his, doesn't re- cent yea-or- -ydar, sirow Financial.
by the Federal Com munica- saying modern technology iy go in that direc- efforts to reduce the The deal would
tions Commission. can keep calls from disrupt- tion, -ut it does show federal deficit cut this have had a bigger
He is not- the first. South-. ing navigation and commu- geatt facility for year's growth almost positive impact if it
west .Airl es, te nation's u. stin Sulln nication systems. promisee" Cava- by half, according had included an exlargeodmife, als. Ay :toutn~lla nthtoeytes Inentoa tensonromise,"er
largesdoietic r also' Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson siys the airline To lift the ban, the FCC naugh said. to the International tension of long-term
announced recently that it t allw cellularorn b dcall.re arde must accept and, consider '"It would be helpful Monetary Fund and unemployment benwon't allow, cellphone calls wn o c ror erne ase cl, g..commenrits from the public for creditworthiness other analysts. efits, which' are set
won~ ~ ~ ~ ~~o t..!ow-llOZe.cls.0 any changeS in policylhy'the F~C'.bove- atri ;avele~rrass 6
but, it lloe as of any changes in policy by theFCC. Above, aavelr at for a 60-day period, starting if there were a pla With no new tax,: to expire on Dec. 28,
b't1 offri ts a s d n r. a" .. ... p e i d s a '
ge n rt sst San franciso InternationaAirport. .. Please turn to DLT 9D place You wouldn't hikes on the horizon, Swonk said.
,gInernet service on most:pae Yuwud'

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U.S. home market starting to resurface

HOUSING to continued construction high reached in August. lion for single family and Pursuant to Mlami-Dade County Resolutibon No. R-960-13 and OrdlnanceNo.13-112 adopted by
continued from 6D growth in December, says Housing starts, should 324,000 for multifamily, the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, on December 3, 2013, notlc
Jed Kolko, Trulia econo- pick up further next year says David Crowe, NAHB Is hereby given of a Special Election on January 28, 2014, for the purpose of submlting to th
only for November, while mist. as the industry gradually chief economist. qualified electors residing In the proposed district, for their approval or disapproval, the following
September and October The housing construction recovers, says the National Meanwhile, higher mort- proposal:
starts remained around numbers follow Tuesday's Association of Home Build- gage rates are hitting the Proposal
lower summertime levels, report of a strong bounce ers. market. Shall a special taxing district known and designated as the Sea Pin dsEstates Street Lighting
But the November jump in U.S. home builder confi- It expects 825,000 starts The average interest rate Special Taxing District be created and established as provided for in County Ordinance
doesn't look like a one- dence. next year for single family for a 30-year-fixed rate No. 13-112?
month blip because both The National Association homes and 322,000 for mul- mortgage increased to 4.62 ES 10
October and November per- of Home Builders/Wells Far- tifamily homes. percent last week, the high- NO 11
mits, which lead starts by go builder sentiment index That's still f~r below what est level since September, one or two months, were climbed to 58 in December. the NAHB considers a nor- the Mortgage Bankers Asso- Ballotswill be mailed to all registered voters residing within the proposed areawho will be eligible
strong as well. That points That matched an eight-year ma rate of about .3 mil- clation says. to vote YES or NO for the proposal. All marked ballots must be received by the Miami-Dade
County Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 pm. on theh day of the election.
SThis special election will be conducted in acordance with the provisions of the Code of
C onsum er s fmehn altern~atives Miami-Dade County and other applicable provisions of general law relating to special elections.
Consumers 'ding shopPenelope Towney
MALLS lifestyld centers inithe dangerous. Accord- The. mall will. re- retail graveyards. SuPervIsor of Elections
continued from 8D early 1990s. Lifestyle ing to Monitoring the main a unique place Could thee be a fit Mall-Dade Coty, Flodda .
(or town) centers Future an ongoing for people to meet and here for Millennials in What most im- unlike traditional en- study of young people, socialize, face to face. the form of something o ts
pressed -the G.Ls (and closed malls or strip the share of 17-year- But as lifestyle centers more family-friend- r"
the Silent Generation shopping centers that olds who "never" visit become more popu- ly and community- O MAMI
who succeeded them) face parking lots -- the mall or visit only lar and the wealthier oriented? Perhaps. If TY I FLORDA
about malls was their are usually, open-air, "a few times a year" Silent and Boom- malls hope to survive .
exiormous efficiency: landscaped, walkable jumped from 19 per- er generations age, and to defy the gleeful- NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING
They brought thou- mixed-use neighbor- cent in 2003 to 29 per- poorer and technolo- ly gloomy predictions sands of brands to- hoods combining cent in 2009. gy-friendly Gen Xers of the new urbanists, Pursuant toSection 18-85of theityCode, publichearingwill be hlby
gether and lured cus- business, retail and So where does the and Millennials willbe they .had better find the Ciy CorSelsion of fth City of der, Forida, br anuar 2wi4, at :00
leisre ctiitie, mll o fom hre? les intresed illthe Ciy Commission of the City of Mi6mi, Florida'; on lJanuary_, 2014; at 9:00 tomers from the city. leisure activities. ma go from here? less interested in these that fit. a.m., inthe CityCommissioni Chmbers at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive,
into suburbia to get -. Miani, FIridia, for the6purposef waing the requirements of obtainis comtheir shopping done MAL NRATS TO petitive sealed bids for the procurement of homeless shelter services ~ parLnder one roof. OTH9R HANGOUTS CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDAc
Thmden camre roOThe! ang s ticularly described as, up to, but not exceeding, one hundred (100) matsfor the
Then came subu These w changes NFnightly use of homeless individuals, along with other associated and accompaban Boomers, who "meant that Gen Xers
ban Boomers, who meant that Gen Xers NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING nying homeless shelter services for the homeless individuals utilizing the mats,
grnewly m winteh tes as thop.Ita, such as meals, showers, restrooms, clothing exchange, etc., for a period of one
nwy hinted malls hs ce a "l st a A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Florida (1) year, from Camillus House, located at 1603 NW 7th Ave, Miami, F: 33136.
kids. t e, ma. more a
As they matured, like Disney.World: You on January 9, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the City Commission Chambers at City rt
many Boomers soured e e W o Y Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving the Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product which believe that they
ma yB om rcou 'i uld see p. move, (may be able to satisfy the Citys requirement for thisitem may contactKenneth
on what'they.regarded gab lunch and even requirements of obtaining sealed bids for the procurement of the VideOver- may be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Kenneth
as the solless and ar- visit anamusemen sight Interview Room Recording and Case Management System, inclusive of Robertson, Director, City of Miami Procuremtnent Dpartment,' at (305) 416-1910.
as tje soxilles and ar- visit an amusement
tificia consumerism park. It waste per- delivery, installation, configuration, training andwarranty, from sole developer,
of mals and began to -fect hangout for teens owner and distributor Microception, Inc. ,located at 4555 Mansell Road, Suite All interested persons are invited to appear arnd may be heard concerning such Of m o han t yng f ( 300, Alpharetta, GA 30022. proposed contract award. Should ahy person desire to appeal any design
champinwhat bus- andoungdults (who of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing,
ness, author Joseph im oize at arson shall ensure that a verbatim recordwbetr 6,promWingmsisriaded nPine calls the "experi- Malilrats). a Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product which believe that they that person shall ensure that a verbatim re d thproceedi is ad ience economy" turn- But Xers soon may be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Pablo cluding all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based,(F.S. ence eonomry" --tr- But Xers soo a y oMim 286.0105).
ing stores and resta. changed the mall Velez, City of Miami Procurement Department, at (305) 416-1904. 286.0105).
rants from mere retail scene, This stapped- interested psons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning such In accordance with the Americans with DisabilitiesAct of 1990,persons needoutlets into places for-cash generation All interested persons are invited to that mean something helped popularize proposed acquisition. Should any person desire totappeal any decision of the- ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may' contact the
(think Rainforest Cafe "category killers" and City Cdmmissionwith respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per- Office ofthe City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) not later than two (2) business or Build-a-Bear Work- was the first to adopt son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY)no later than three (3) shop or'L.L. Bean). online shopping. Mil- testimonyand evidence upon which any appeal maybe based (F.S. 286.0105). business days prior tothe proceeding.
That thinking not lennial teens-who ar- Tod B H
only spired more rived in the late 1990s In accordance with the Americans with Pisabilities Act of 1990, persons need- 4 City Clerknnon
stores o include a began to shoi les in- ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the #19416 "tourism" component, terest in ialls in part Office of the City Cl~rk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) not later than two (2) business .
but. it also drove the because their parents days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3) lTY OF MIAMI. FLORIDA
surging popularity of deemed mals too business days prior to the proceeding. uITY
#19408 .T r NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Beware of loan debt #1908 city Clerk
....__The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing oh January 9th, 2014 at
ON of 2012 college gradu- CITY OF MIAMI :.... 9:00 A.M. to consider the award of contract to the for-profit organization listed
LOAN o below to complete the environmental assessment and clednup ofthe property
continued from 6D ates had student loan l ocated at 1199 NW 62 Street, Miami, being -funded by the State of Florida De : 'debt. Additionally,
companies.. Sallie the Class of 2012 had. NOTICE OF 2014 CITY COMMISSION MEETING DATES partmert of Environmental Protection("FDEP") Preapproved Advanced CleancMepa-nani ,alle up Progran ("PAC") and the City.of Miami and to consider the City'Manager's
vices financial er- an $2 verage deb f recommendations and finding that conipetithie negotiation methods are not
vices Efir special- $29,400. practicable or advantageous regarding these issues:
izing in educational Each year from
loans for more than 40 2008 to 2012, this '.* Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. for cleanup of property at 1199 NW 62 Street
years, topped th com- report found that the t n e ,
plaint list with nearly average debt of fed- Beginning with the January 9, 2014 Commission Meeting, the regularly sched- InqUiries regarding this notice may be addressed to Lillian Blondet, Director, half -.49 percent. In eral and private loans uled meetings of the Miami CitY commission will be held on the second and City'of lviami office of Grants Administration, at (305) 416-1 5316.
other- cases, accord- combined increased fourth Thursdays of each month. Please note that the Commission Meeting to CFPB, federal 6 percent -eaCh year. ings scheduled for November will both be held on the third Thursday of This action is being considered pursuant to Section 18-85 (A) of the Code of student loan borrow- These -figures were November.- Additonally, the Commission Meetings scheduled for Do-- the,.City Of Miami, Florida~as amended (the "Code"). he recommendations and' ers were unaware Of- tIrawn from data vol- comber will both be held on the second Thursday of December. All meet- findings to be considered in this matter are set forth in the proposed resolution
their, available, repay- unitarily provided by ings will begin at 9:00 AM at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, and in Code Section 18-85 (A), which are deemed tb be incorporated'by refermerit options such as 1:,075 public four-year Florida. For the'specific dates of 2014 Commission Meetings, please refer to ence herein and are available as with the regularly scheduled City Commission income-based repay- -and four-year private -the City of Miami's website at www.miam igov.com or call the Agenda Office at meeting of January :9th, 2014 at: Miami City. Hall, 350.0 Pan- American Drive,
meant. nonprofit institutions.' (305) 416-2070. Miami, Fiorda.
Both r types, of bor- Although TICAS
rowers experienced contacted for-profit All interested persons are invited to attend. Should any person desire to appeal Allinterested individuals are invited to attend this hearing and may comment on problems 'with pay- colleges which ac- any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proposed issue. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
ment misallocation. counted for seven per- these meetings, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed- Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person This specific problem cent of 2012 bachelor's ings is made, including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all was Chllege o r- reipints noe Cose be bsedFS 28.015).testimony and evidence upon which an appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).
was a challenge to re- recipients, pone chose. bbased (FS 2605).
sOlving account- errors to share their data.
1in a tily manner. The lack of this addi- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needIn a more recent tional data may have ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
and related report,-. contributed to under- Office 'of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later tha n two (2) business Office of the City Clerk no later thantwo (2) business daysprior to the proceedthe Ins'titute =for CoT- stating the scope and-. days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472-(TTY) no later than three (3) Ing at (305) 250-5361 (Voice), or at (305) 250-5472 TTY no later than three (3)
lege Access and Suc- volume of the nation's business days prior to the proceeding. business days prior to the proceeding.
cess (TICAS) Proj- student lopn debt, Todd B. Hannon
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Poll: A higher minimumwage
By Michael A. Fletcher and
Peyton M. Craighill
A large majority of Americans want Congress to sub
stantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort*
to reduce the nation's expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington
Post-ABC News poll.
As a growing share of the
country's income flows to
the very Wealthiest, the poll
found that 57 percent pf Ame-.
ricanssay'lawmakers should
pursue policies aimed at baMarie Rivage works the ch r--Photo:JoeRaedle lancing an economic system
SMarie RivLge 'works the cash register at a Target store on Dec. they think is out of whack.
19, inMiami. Target announced that about 40 million credit and Nearly two in three say fedebit card accounts of customers.may have been compromised. deralpolicy is .tilted toward
helping the 'rich oer Ame-,
ricans who are less well-off,
Target stores say 40M I according the survey.
The findings come as Pre
O .. .sident Oba has move tos aldsrsauati NwYr
c Demonstrators rally for betterwages outide a McDo'srestau i
refocus national attention on City as part of a national protest dn Dec. 5.
credi account atriskthe problems of inequality
and decreasing social mobi- lity is much more popular far below a $15 wage sought milar to today's 57 percent. But I NI'P numbDes She also' says that" as' retailer, iy Earie this
Suh as Taetl ity. Earlier this month, he among Democrats and inde- by some worker advocates mark. In the fall o0,2
called confronting* the twin pendents than it is among Although partisans dis- percent of registered voters safefi-o, holiday ar glean more customer informa- issues. "the defining chal- Republicans. Three in four agree about what should be shared-that sentiment.
safe, fhom holidayg ancgme tea
o. ., they ice l b m te lenge of our time." He added Democrats and 58 percent of done about inequality, eco- Although some piiia-' of organized crime groups. that 'making sure our econo- independents say Washing- nomists say the" has kers point to min Often, digital break-ins are un- my works for every working o reached dimensions not seen increases, more wiesprea
,-.. ...,.eeyoin.ton should pursue policies to d drass
By Jayne O'Donnell deda rp d 'bley American" will be a central address inequality, a senti- since the years preceding the unionization, better
only. after, customer victims dis- task of his remaining time in meant that was shared by just Great Depression. cation opportunities and .Target warned its customers to cover them days later. Consumers ts fhsrmiigtm -ethtwssaeb:ut: pesm cto potit(
office. two in five Republicans. 'Whether calculated by bolstering income-support
keep a close eye on their credit usually are notified through letters Obama recently came out A similar divide is'evident comparing the growth in programs such as the Ea nhd card and bank statements after from their credit card issuers and in favor of rasing the mini- when, it' comes to the mini- wages of the highest-income Income Tax Credit as possiad itn it hado oa massing data min-nks, + Mac.r,' ... .., r says.+ -rem....edi...es, en....acting thos....e'
admitting it had massive data banks, MacDermott says. mum wage to $10.10 an hour mum wage. Eightyfive per- Americans with the lowest,.' ble-remedies, enacting thos
breach. This'breach is particularly pro- .- a much larger increase cent of Democrats support or the proportion -of wealth .policies has always proved
Stolen information from some 40' blematic because credit card issu- than he had proposed inhis raising the wage, while Repu- controlled by the richest' difficult.
liodcredit anddebit cards used ers would face a firestorm of cri- State of 'the Union address in blicans are split 50-45. on the Americans, or the ratio of "A majority of the public in its stores from Black Friday ticism if theycanceled that many' February, when he advoca- issue, the poll found. wages for production wor might favorsome ies
trUgh Dec. 15' included'names, crds a week before Christmas, ted raising it to $9 an hour. Republicans support a lo- kers to those of chief execu- that the minority that has the
credit or debit card numbers, card with no time to replace them all, Increasing the minimum wer wage floor than Demo-'" ties, 'inequality has grown. most influence is less" enihu* expiration dates and the CVV data says 'retail crime expertJoe LaRoc- wage,, which has stood at crats, when asked separately. Americans have consistently 'siastic about," said'Martin
on the magnetic stripe on cards, ca, former head of loss prevention $7.25 an hour since .2009, is about their preferred dollar called for government to 4im Gilens, a politics professor theretailer said. for the National Retail Federation.' one of the chief policy tools' amount. On average, Demo, policies at'shrinking the gap.,' at Princeton University. "'On
Target spokesman Eric Haus- Even though 'consumers would economists recommend to crats favor a minimum wage Two years ago, when ;the, some policies, there is am
man confirmed, however, it has probably be responsible only forup address inequality. It 'is' of just over $10, while Repu- Occupy Wall Str'et move- bivalence among the public.
-"no indication that debit card PINs to $SO of unauthorized purchases, also popular among every- blicans want it to be about ment helped move 'the iss.e While there is strong support -were impacted:'.:" '! .. th:is makes it especially important day Americans: About two $8.60 an hour. Independents into :the mainstream of. poli-" for -''opportntng
The huge breachis the latest in a for shoppers to monitor their credit in three say the wage floor fall in between, supporting tical debate, a Post-ABC poll policies to reduce inequality,
grwn roblemfor retailers that's cardoostatementspiftitheyoshopped'dat y
growing pras moreoaies t- card statements if they shopped at should be lifted, and the ave-' an average minimum wage found that' more than six. there is less support fodiincreas smore compaesut- Target storesduring theperiod, he rage wage suggested is $9.41 of about $9.40 an hour. All 'in 10 perceived a widening rectly redistributive policies." source writing and maintaining' said. an hour. three groups 'set their pre- wealth gap and 60. percent Obama has periodicaly insoftware, says Andy Obuchowski, Some breaches occur when frau- The idea of using public ferred minimum wage higherwanted Washington to pur- voked inequality as a problem
a.diecto for security and.privacy dsters replace checkout line card "policy to combat iequa- than the current higher tadid it.
atic coman combatey readers: with h oneutat-rent~sy $7.25, but- sue policy' to address it, si- and promised to ade.s
at consulting, company ,rIlcGladr-ey. readers with ones t1hat: wireless"
'Following the ,Wrell-publicized transmit data to banks but'also to ''' -'
and highly litigated case in 2006 the criminals. That, wasI how the h
involving 46 million shoppers at TJX breach started.Fe nh p sto duc e o nnal are
TJX's stores, data breaches in re- But breaches as large as Target's '_________________________ i'
cent years have hit Michael's, Stop. are more likely to involve its net- NAILS kept 'pushing until the doors Fenn wants the community Fenn is running her salon
Shop, Barnes and Nole, Aldi work or software, perhaps when an continued. from 6D were finally open." to know that Blacks need to with three other employees,
and Subway, among others., employee or a contractor provides Fenn, whw specializes in support one another more. two nail techs and one' -ale
"This sort of-hackingis absolu- access to the "back door" of the% opportunity miay have never healthy nails and feet by us- Her first passion was and will pedicurist.
tely on the rise, as the, tools are system,0LaRocca says. The access come. ing the proper' material and alwaysbe hair but'she says Fenn is always hiringAnd
more. : .. really availal 'fo evn anbe intetionalor unwitting. A :graduate of Beauty. sterilizatin understands' she understood th. e imip0r- ,is ekpecteed to havei her Ars

novice hackers to utilize in their "Inmy opinion, someone found Schools of America' Fenn the challenges'of entering an tance of the role she had to networking event in 2014."
efforts to:j crack open companies' a way to manipulate 'the system says she opened 'her salon Asian-dominated nail indus- take on to spark a change in Fenn says those interested
mor reail available.... fo e eacitetionalbors nwttng A graduate ofBat trlzto, udrtns"h"esto h mo- sepetdt hv e s
computer systems," says Adam, to extract te numbers," 'Says La.- in the inner-cityh because try. the community. are welcome to, walk-i and
Levin, .chairman of-Identity Theft. Rocca, founder of RetaiLPartners, she wanted peoPle to learn "I really want to break "Here at Nice Nails we wear apply or follow her Instagram 911 and Credit.com. "With a-data a loss prevention consulting com- about nail care, have a place Blacks out'of tlh habit of go- our own 'products and are [@nicenailz62] and Twitter'[@
breach of this type, the rewards pany. "When a network intrusion to come and ielax and give ing to other nail salons that happy to have you when chyannfenn] for alerts. ,
your money are so great that it occurs, typically a vulnerability is 'back by'-hosting community are not our own," Fenn said. you come here we treat you' With no' family and virtucan only continue Ito increase," discovered and may involve some events. "Most of them are using more like a friend than a cli- ally no help, she credits God
get "pretty Inside colusion.' Someone opened. "It took one year to get my methyl x ethacrylate also ent, I create bonds with'my and her hustling spirit.to her
gnificantt says Siobhan MacDer- the back door or carelessly left the salon up an running,' Fenn known as MMA which i 'a customers, as opposed to 'success and looks forward to mott, chief policy officer -at copu- 'back door open" by not using pro- said. dental'aciylic that should not other' owners in this indus- 'shifting the nail care induster security firm AVG Technoiogies. per security practices. '"'It was a hard task but I be used on nails." try," said Fenn. try in'Miami.



VIEO oet hthlmarks so According the Adams, the to ttheirwebsite, 87 percent' of .
::. ; continued from 6D" t:i< y ie-iy: ;communi- boys have dareax of expand- the graduates' have remaind :
ties"ig, their :truck ito a, fran- ,out of the juvenile justice sys- '
~~ from the business pla to T~1"yug'men have .chised business. Vibe 305 is ,.tern.m : ,.p",.-,./
S :,the cookingof the foo, asorme t ertsves from just o ne of man lo come '' ~ "This helps put food o0n
"Th gol i tocrete us-troble orsimlyunctin .Vibe 945, Vibe 407 ;and others "the table in a positve, way,": tamnable: b.usin esses' thtte5 o' ropo usiness- 'ar e on the horizon,. Adams added. If we canget: i: .::will' change th ynmc, fmiiwt smtig to prbv'e. : enough of these trucks ontfhe
inner- city comment n Tega st tran, employ LISECOND HANCES r' oad, we could really change.
* -' families ,an o ppotnt i rovide entrpeeuria "Thee are a~ll kinds of kids. the futUre."t.i
'hpahaouofteho, oprttisfreeygradl-: inthe< program some court ':The Vibe '305 truck isa' al-':.. AdamPsaid.' atin stuen, d Em- referred with a record, s ra on t road in down.': /. .,"Our food'. truck project manuel 'Richmond, 24, who :have no resume or experience tbwn Mimi.,-Six young men:, ": ....is ,unique because -we are a isa. certified chef and teaches 'and 'need job/training," Rich- d divide full-tim9 hours so ; :". :.non-profit operating a train- the" boys the skills they need mond said. "Some are just that they. can offer breakfast, .: :.":/: :ing program to0ive inner-city to become culinary masters. 'volunteers seeking exposure. lunch and dinner at SE 1st .
.. '' boys a chan ceat a better lfe" Richmond joins other chefs The young .men. that are .Ave and Biscayne.. '":,:"
i.:.""- :Adams' said. "' This project is that are paired with young court' ordered get a certifi- ... For morer info go to www.
:: a lifeline to our students and" men,~ mentoring and training cate of completion and .hei empoweredyouthusa.com.
wi keep many of these boys :them so they can.successfully ."records, are wie cla c .KvnMcNeir contributed :"
'S "" from continuing: the-cycle of'. run the Vibe 305 food truck. '.cording toAdm.corig'otirert

:I[ternet mobile' phone use still prohibited

DET o~ntl h' teholg to a 2012 survey said they to get the attention of paS..... contiued from D I needed to allow cellphone felt the ability to make, voice sengers during safety ani;-- : .... :calls from airborne planes. calls onboard would detract nouncements.
i .after :the rle change propos- "' He added 'that ...,airlines :from- not enhance their :But even if .the FCC 'lifts
'. a ".: iis published in the federal. could ban voice calls but .experience," he said. "Delta its restrictions,,,bther fed'" registry That is expected to allow passengers to. use employees, particularly our eral officials may take ac- ,
i,. ." .take place in .the .next few phones for sending email rn-flight .crews, have told tion to keep phones silent on i
::<' !days,., ""and text messages and surf- us definitively that they are, planes. ( .i
Alreadiy more th an 200 ing the Internet' not in favor of voice calls on- Transportation :Secretary,
S !members of the public have In a memo to employees, board." Anthony Foxx has issued
'- submitted comments at the. Anderson said researchch .' Flight attendant unions a statement saying his dei ':: iFCC rue-making website showed' that most Delta pas- have opposed allowing cell- partment ,might :consider "
i: ,' ./ :FCC! Chaima Thomas sengers consider voice calls phone use on planes, saying adopting a ban on cellphone "
i' /i Wheeler .said if the agency on planes to be disruptive, calls could lead to disputes calls after an outcry over the
.i ,lifted the ban, it Would still "In fact, a clear majority in the cabin~ and make it FCC's plan to consider the"
,.' .be .up, to individual airlines of customers who responded difficult for Crew -members proposal .,.











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n Property valu.p.$ jump, $83B
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a /13377 NW 30 Avenue home values. "Those people who months. Zillow Chief Econo$85 weekly, kitchen, bath and 9Homes and con- stuck it out and have Low prices and mor- mist Stan HJumphries
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GRAND OPENING 1775 NW 11 Street $83.3 billion incunmu- agent "Now the can digit price increases Los Angeles ($328.1
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Gwen Cherry.


Bulls take nat'l



championship

Kids dominate the Pee Wee lea gue

By Erica Wright rion Moss scored the final
Special to the Miami Tmes touchdown~ for the Bulls, extending their lead to 24 -0.
Gwen Cherry Bulls won Wendell Ful'ler score& a field
the Pop Warner National goal, that in Pop Wa.rner Super: Bowl Championship adds two points to the score with a~ 20-0 victory against and pushed their early the Virginia Beach (VA) Mu- fourth quarter lead to 26 -0.
stangs. The Bulls won the Later in the fourth quarter, Division I Junior Pee Wee Timothy Burns, Jr made an category. The championship interception, which further game was held on Decem- dashed the Mvustang's hopes.
*ber 14th- at the ESPN Wide of scpnring. The strength and ,World of Sports Complex in determination of the Gwen.
Orlando. The team received Cherry Bulls' defensive line financial support, in part, held the Mustangs scoreless from Ith Gwen Cherry Park throughout the game. In the Foundation and the Boys end, the' Bulls earned 113 and Girls Clubs of Miami. rushing yards and 4 pasT game was scoreless sing~yr ....
until ,Jaylin Bain scored a 'thriurnoV ds2e during fore
touchdowh in the second gaxm e d
~quarter. :Soon another six The' Buljis Junior Pee, points were added. when Wee team w~as uindefeated Quarterback. Javon Fegu throig49t the season an4' son ran inl from! the one- during~ th~e regional champ:
.yrd line. At th~e end of the pionships. But theVigna
first half, the score. was Beach Mutngs, one',of 12-0. Ini the third quarter, the best Pop Warner teams Bulls Jacorey Brooks re- in the country, was favorcovered the football after ed to win' their headhead
it fell out of the M~ustangs matchup.
quarterback's 'hands. 'With Bulls Head Coach Javon
less than twominutes left in Ferguson, Sr. -said,,. We ---
the third .quarter, Shemar were due for a shutout and Paul, scored a touchdown our players gave us a 26-0 for the Bull&, 'making the victory in the championship
score 18-0. Three minutes game this was the best
into the fourth quarter, Lar- game we played."m



Miami rallyngatnI Sauinders, family a_!ter b



Donation 'fund set uptohelpfamui je' o hyatlts

of former South Brwr4 star afterauidrs' as- ef~ehobe

Aife d stoyed their. home. bii~
thewould dou thsfru.
-By Christy Cabrera Chirinos In the wekssinc the, lre'

.CCRAL GA4BLES Te ~was supposed tQ be a festive K1 Gicte-feo
one for Krystal Saunders. ~~r6nsfobi za>A
Afe'scor~ing I s .even points ldn
duringr Miami's 74-6.8- win jeam te hv fred'to,
-over Missoui,, the' form er th. ~ eir ia Iing6 s Wil-.
South Broward High star K r al Sau Iwtbrgea &ii'Cthe-,'hs~hvt~s~wa
- -- \ joined\her family at a Sweet rie Saun~ders Daniel, cnter,' rni her KaIa Saunders t Udr' ~ '
lttahy ir.Taa khoi to a fire. Their outpouring of -sipport
It was -there, that Sau~nders, ) ~ .,I' ttce ~&6n 'Saunhe~r niother anid stepfather re7 Th- je thought'of her soni ha- >weeks. after the acc~idenit, the ders a~ndihe farnil, but Meier
cevda phone call that. sent ,- intg'his l&ise ipted left Wil- Hurricanes' basketball teami .,herself.I
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