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Friday, August 10, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 32 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com • Send news to siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach • Deer eld Beach • Lighthouse Point • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors • Oakland Park • Hillsboro Beach • The Galt • Palm Aire The P e l i c a n Pelican 109 days left in 2012 Hurricane season By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFTwenty years after one of Florida’s most horri c hurricanes hit Homestead, the Miami Science Museum is hosting a day of remembrance on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. complete with memories of that day told by survivor Stan Goldenberg, a hurricane researcher at NOAA; Max May eld, former director of the National Hurricane Center, and Bryan Norcross, the Ch. 4 meteorologist who covered the storm. Those experiences will be shared at 1:30 p.m. Andrew hit with Category 5 winds on August 24, making landfall around 5 a.m. The storm left the City of Homestead completely devastated and for the South Florida community has become the one storm that has never been forgotten. For the survivors, their memories are as clear as the day they occurred. The museum’s planetarium will be “dialed back” to replicate the night sky on Aug. 24, 1992. Two shows will be presented there, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 4 p.m. The show includes radio WLRN’s “Remembering Andrew” program. Those who lived through Hurricane Andrew will tell their tales at Miami Science Museum exhibit See ANDREW on page 18 Chick l-A in Pompano draws protestersBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Carl Mainhart drove from Sarasota to the Chick lA in Pompano. But Mainhart didn’t take the 220-mile trip for a chicken sandwich and an order of waf e fries. On Friday, Mainhart joined fellow protesters for “National Same Sex Kiss Day,” a protest organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at Chick l-A locations across the country. The event was in response to the fast food chain’s support of anti-gay marriage causes and Chick l-A President Dan Cathy’s comments condemning gay marriage. “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we See PROTEST on page 19 Two women with deep Democratic ties to the party vie for Dist. 22By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDemocratic voters in Congressional Dist. 22, which runs the coastline from Fort Lauderdale through north Palm Beach County, will choose between former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in next Tuesday’s primary. Frankel declared early in this race and has raised the most money by far. She reports about $1.4 million in her bank account. In contrast, Jacobs, who announced in February, has around $250,000 to spend in the waning days of this election period. Both women support president Obama’s health care act, women’s reproductive rights, help for veterans returning from foreign wars, money for education. Frankel has gained the support of many high-pro le Democrats including Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former Florida governor Buddy Mackay and Sen. Ted Deutch. Jacobs’ endorsements come from the unions including the AFL-CIO, police and re and voting PACs including Democrats for America. Frankel served 14 years in the state legislature before being elected mayor in 2003 and for an eightyear term. She is credited with the revitalization of downtown West Palm Beach and with being a staunch supporter of Israel. Jacobs was elected to the Broward County Commission in 1998 and is chairman of the regional Tri-Rail Committee, chair of the President’s National Ocean Council Coordinating Committee and sponsor of the Living Wage Ordinance for county workers. For the candidates’ positions on major issues, see page 6.Carl Mainhart adds his sign to the protest against Chick l-A in Pompano Beach last Friday. The demonstration was in response to the anti-gay marriage comments the president of Chick l-A made and the company’s nancial support of anti-gay marriage organizations. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]

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2 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700!

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The Pelican 3 Friday, August 10, 2012 In preparation for the opening of school, the Broward County Health Department has scheduled free back to school immunizations for children at several area locations. Broward public schools open Aug. 20. In Oakland Park, immunizations will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jaco Pastorius Park and Community Center, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. In Pompano Beach, immunizations will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 to 17 at Pompano Beach Middle School, 310 NE 6 St. Call 954-467-4784.Book saleOakland Park – A book sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St. Call 954-6304370. Health Dept. offers free back to school immunizations Broward Sheriff’s Of ce offers free physicals, immunizations Pompano Beach On Aug. 11, parents who take their children to the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce, 100 SW 3 St., Pompano Beach, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. can get free physicals and immunizations required by Broward Schools. The event is limited to children K through 12 entering Florida schools for the rst time. Children must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians and must have previous immunization records with them. Free mammograms will be available for women over 50 at the event which is sponsored by the Sheriff, Everest University and Holy Cross Hospital. Call 954-467-4700., ext. 4042 for an appointment. Children entering grades three through six will be offered free book bags as long as they last. Call 954-786-4313. Early voting sitesEarly voting for the Aug. 14 primaries begins Aug. 4 and runs until Aug. 11. Voters can cast their ballots from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two of the early voting sites are Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., and Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For a full list of early voting sites, visit www.browardsoe.org or call 954-357-7050.

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4 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com Member breakfastOn Aug. 16 Everest University, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber and Comcast host breakfast at Everest University. Cost is $10 at the door, $15 with no RSVP at door. RSVP by Aug. 15. Call 954-941-2940.Chamber reaches Social Security ageJoin one of the “Action Teams” and help plan the Pompano Chamber heats up summer’s end 65th Birthday Party and the 50th Annual Boat Parade. The chamber celebrates its 65th birthday in October and is seeking ‘party meisters’ to make it memorable. Call 954941-2940 to get on board.2012 Pompano Beach Business ExpoGet ready to learn about all the amazing businesses, new and old, in Pompano Beach. See CHAMBER on page 12 Residents should see no increase in taxes or fees if proposed budget is approvedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – While budget preparations for scal year 2012-13 are still underway, projections are that property owners will contribute about the same amount as this year $26.7 million. That revenue was raised for the current budget with a millage rate of $5.76 per $1,000 of assessed property values. Finance Director Hugh Dunkley, in appearances before civic groups, is saying the proposed budget calls for no increase in the millage and no rate increases for water, sewer or solid waste services. Property taxes make up 21 percent of the city’s revenue general fund revenue. Fees for services provide 41 percent of the total budget. The total budget for next year stands at $132.1 million, $77 million of that for operating expenses [the general fund] the remainder for utility funds and insurance services. In the current scal year, $73.8 million is allotted for the general fund. The city’s two largest departmentspolice and re – both managed and staffed by the Broward Sheriff’s of ce, are showing just small increases in expenditures. Together they account for $40.5 million of the general fund. Expenditures in Parks and Recreation, another large department, have been reduced by 2.7 percent and are projected at $10.7 million. Dunkley says one trend may be showing that economic recovery is in sight. Foreclosures in Deer eld Beach peaked in 2010 when 972 properties were in default. So far this year, only 160 have See BUDGET on page 17

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The Pelican 5 Friday, August 10, 2012 Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Order Phyllis’s new book, China Dahl on Amazon.com. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFabiana Neimetz called Beth Hickman, preschool director of KIDS Early Learning, goes above and beyond the expected for her children The Pelican to say, ”Beth Hickman, director of this 5star preschool is making a big difference in my life and the lives of many parents who send their little ones to this wonderful school. I’m a single parent with a threeyear-old son, Marcello, who attends KIDS. He loves his school so much, he cries when I come to pick him up. They toilet-trained him in three days, transferred him to an older children’s group and he’s having a ball. His learning progress is amazing!” Located at 132 SE 11 Ave., in an area adjacent to Temple Sholom, a visit to this preschool makes it easy to understand how it earned 5 stars from the Broward County rating agency. When The Pelican arrived, many children were outside doing a variety of activities, all under supervision. The four and ve-year-olds were undercover tie-dying tee shirts. Young ones were running in and out of a hose with sprinkler attachment. Others were riding tricycles, trying to master the hoola hoop, and more. They even have an area for a hands-on thriving garden. Director Beth Hickman welcomes unannounced Beth Hickman, director of Kids Early Learning helps children with a Play-Doh project. [Staff photo]See KIDS on page 26

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6 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors • Oakland Park • Hillsboro Beach The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 • Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writer’s name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one year’s delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2012. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael d’Oliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 • Volume XX, Issue 32 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren LettersRecovery house causing concernsTo the Editor, I read your article about the TLC Recovery House in Deer eld Beach and was wondering if anyone is aware this is also happening in good old Pompano Beach at 1308 NE 4 St., the location of the Next Step Sober House Inc. for drug addicted women. My family and I have owned a duplex next door for 26 years that we live in. We are across the street from Pompano Beach High School, near the middle school, an elementary school and daycare center. Here’s a little history on the sober house. It is a duplex that was in foreclosure for about three years. Someone bought it, did a little work and one day there was a woman renting out both sides. Next thing we knew a pickup truck pulls in with a bunch of green lawn bags and starts taking them inside. Came home the next day and there were a bunch of women hanging out in the driveway smoking and talking. One came over to me and I said, “Welcome to the neighborhood.” She smiled at me and said, “This is a halfway house for drug addicted women and there are 11 of us living here.” Since this happened in January 2012, this place has had a revolving door and some residents have been nice and some have not. To say the least, there have been issues and problems. The place seems totally unsupervised and promises a lot of services that aren’t being delivered. We have no idea how many people live there at any one time. I have been in touch with everyone from the governor on down to of cials in the City of Pompano Beach. Other neighbors are getting up in arms about it too as there is no supervision or rules being enforced here and the weekends are the worst. People hang out until all hours of the night with guys and girls coming and going. We get no rest and can’t hang out in our own yards as there are always things going on with them. We are prisoners in our own home. I did not know the “F” word could be used so many ways. I have sent a bunch of e-mails to city, county and state of cials and it seems as though nobody knows what to do as there are no laws on the books to deal with this situation. Name withheld by request Pompano Beach To the Editor, I will be happy to vote yes on Amendment one to repeal the ban on Sunday alcohol sales in Pompano Beach. I am not happy with the second part which gives the city commission the authority to set new hours. They could leave the bars open around the clock. On the other hand they might bring back Prohibition. Michael L. Cooks, Pompano BeachReader says vote ‘Yes’ on alcohol sales1. How would you bring jobs to Dist. 22 and improve the business climate?I would use my experience as a mayor who led efforts to create a new economic vibrancy in West Palm Beach. In Congress, I will advocate for infrastructure spending, education reform, and investment in research and development. I will support incentives for business that create and keep jobs in the United States. I will work with local businesses to support their needs.2. What is your position on the Affordable Health Care Act? Aug. 14 election pits two strong Democrats against each other for spot on November ballot The Affordable Care Act has expanded access to health care to millions of Americans who lack health insurance. With this new law, children can stay on their parents insurance, seniors can get free wellness checkups, and insurance companies can no longer discriminate based on pre-existing conditions. In Congress, I will work to make the law even better.3. Are there provisions in the healthcare act that concern you? If so, what exactly are they and what would you propose?I would support broadening the small business tax credit to ensure that more people have access to quality health care.4. What is your position on tax dollars going to support private schools?We must invest in and reform our public schools, so that all our children can compete in the new global economy. I oppose giving taxpayer dollars to exclusive private academies.5. There is a divide in Congress along partisan lines. How would you work to remedy this and get legislation passed?Like most Americans, I am frustrated by a federal government that is paralyzed. In Washington, politicians are ghting each other instead of working for us. I will bring a “roll up my sleeves” attitude to solve problems, not create them. As a state legislator, I learned how to operate both in the minority and majority. Working with Republicans, I helped pass important legislation on such issues as HIV/AIDS, children and tobacco, childcare, child welfare, women’s health care, and health education. As mayor, partnering with business, neighborhood leaders, and my city commission, we revitalized West Palm Beach. We did this by reducing crime, making strategic investments in infrastructure, and working with small businesses to help bring new jobs and a new vibrancy. In Congress, I will use this experience to work with members of both parties so that together we can nd areas of common ground and move forward.6. Give examples of your efforts on environmental issues.As the mayor of West Palm Beach, I created a Department of Sustainability and implemented procedures to reduce our carbon footprint. In 2007, I was among the rst of over 1,000 mayors who signed the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement. In the state legislature, I voted to begin restoration of the Everglades and to increase funding for its preservation.7. Where do you stand on Roe v Wade?I support the right of women to have access to the tools and information we need to make important, life-changing decisions. 8. What is your strong suit when it comes to domestic policy?As West Palm Beach’s mayor, I took on the establishment to cut crime, create jobs, and balance the budget. In the legislature, I took on insurance companies, forcing them to cover mammograms and stopping them from gouging seniors. In Congress, I’ll strengthen Social Security, defend Medicare and protect women’s healthcare.9. What is your strong suit when it comes to foreign policy?As the mother of a U.S. Marine veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, I have followed foreign policy issues for many years. I understand the effect that war has on families and the challenges facing returning military personnel.See FRANKEL on page 7Lois FrankelOpinion

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The Pelican 7 Friday, August 10, 2012 1. How would you bring jobs to Dist. 22 and improve the business climate?I’m committed to bringing jobs and economic opportunity to the region. As a Broward County Commissioner, I have worked to provide fair wages for workers and I have fought for a number of projects which created jobs in our community. I believe in encouraging environmentally-friendly job growth and there are several opportunities here now. 2. What is your position on Affordable Health Care ?The Affordable Care Act ensures that millions of Americans who were previously unable to obtain health care coverage due to a preexisting condition have access to care; it makes strides to lower the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, and it allows millions of younger Americans to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans. In short, President Obama’s health care law grants affordable, accessible insurance and strives to raise the quality of care for all Americans. 3. Are there provisions in the healthcare act that concern you? If so, what would you propose?I fully support the Affordable Care Act and as a member of Congress I will continue to pursue additional reforms that strengthen and reform our current health care system.4. What is your position on tax dollars going to support private schools?We need to make sure that our public school system is fully funded so our students can bene t from the cutting edge technologies that will give them the advantage in today’s global economy. As a graduate of public schools and mother of three children who attended public schools, making sure public tax dollars are not diverted from our school districts is very important to me 5. There is a divide in Congress along partisan lines. How would you work to remedy this and get legislation passed?I am frustrated and disappointed by the name calling in Congress. Members of Congress are too focused on placating special interest groups and do not work toward achieving viable, productive solutions to the problems facing this country. As a member of Congress, I will identify problems, organize divergent groups to work together to build consensus and bring about real change. 6. Give examples of your efforts on environmental issues.I developed and implemented the NatureScape program, which provides a common sense approach to water conservation and which received national recognition by the National Wildlife Federation in 2006. Broward County is one of only two counties in the nation to achieve certi cation by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat. As chair of Broward County’s Climate Change Task Force, I spearheaded the development of a regional climate change compact, the rst such agreement in the country. Last year, I was selected to serve as chair of the White House National Ocean Council’s Governance Coordinating Committee, which advises President Obama on policies involving oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes. 7. Where do you stand on Roe v. Wade?I have and always will stand for a woman’s right to choose. 8. What is your strong suit when it comes to domestic policy?Environmental sustainability has always been a top priority of mine. The air we breathe and the water we drink are at risk. In South Florida, many of our resources have been squandered for short-term economic gains. Florida has developed 80 percent of the Everglades. This has eliminated over 50 percent of our natural water storage. There are a number of key pieces of legislation under consideration by Congress which could jeopardize our natural environment and our national security. I would oppose any measure that would weaken the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act, and I will always support the EPA’s ability to its job. 9. What is your strong suit when it comes to foreign policy?We need to improve our relationships among the United States and Central, South American nations and Caribbean Islands as trading partners and regional allies. 10. Would you change anything about the way our government is conducting itself abroad?We need to work toward bringing our servicemen and women home 10. Would you change anything about the way our government is conducting itself abroad?I would like to see us reduce our efforts in Afghanistan as soon as possible.11. What sort of immigration policy do you favor?America’s immigration laws must re ect our nation’s values. Any kind of immigration reform must take border security seriously. Porous borders put us all at risk. With that said, we need to allow responsible immigrants to earn their citizenship and respect the tremendous contributions immigrants make to our society.FrankelContinued from page 6 now. The war in Afghanistan has cost our country too much. I have a strong record of advocating for veterans here in South Florida and will continue to do so when in Congress.11. What sort of immigration policy do you favor? Congress’ failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform has opened the door to intolerance. Elected of cials have attempted to respond to this dynamic by ramping up enforcement without reforming the underlying immigration system. The enforcement-only approach also includes efforts to impose mandatory electronic employment veri cation. Under federal law, employers are responsible for verifying the immigration status of their workers. The I-9 paper veri cation system that has been in place since 1986 is obviously inadequate, and the voluntary E-Verify system that was adopted as a pilot project that same year is plagued by inaccuracy and employer misuse. Kristin JacobsDemocratsThe Pelican supports Kristin Jacobs in the Congressional District 22 primary but not because she is the ‘home team.’ An experienced politician, Jacobs pledges to work across the aisle to alleviate the bi-partisan temperaments that have controlled Congress. That would have been bene cial in the last session. Depending on the outcomes in November, it could be even more important in the new Congress. It is also a mark of maturity, we think, when elected of cials understand the art of compromise. Jacobs’ platform for this congressional race could be a model for Democrats. She is a We support Jacobs for Congress in Tuesday’s primary electionavid conservationist. She supports Obama’s health care act, upholds Roe versus Wade, supports both higher wages for workers and affordable housing. She is against legislation that erodes controls on impacts to the environment, wants tax dollars dedicated to public education, would bring servicemen and women home from Afghanistan, has serious concerns over current immigration policies. Not surprisingly, she has the support of labor and voting groups. Unfortunately, she entered this contest late in the game and is far behind in campaign contributions. Her message may not be heard by Democrats in the 22nd Congressional District. She is also at a de cit because there are more voters in Palm Beach County where her opponent Lois Frankel served as a state legislator and mayor of West Palm Beach. Jacobs is coping by working tirelessly to win the primary Aug. 14. Anyone who has followed her career on the Broward County Commission knows she has unlimited energy. She has forged coalitions on regional transportation and environmental issues and was appointed by President Obama to his Ocean Council Coordinating Committee which she now chairs. She has headed up climate change and water resource task forces and the SF Regional Planning Council. A complete list of her achievements and activities can be found on her website: votekristinjacobs.com. We very much support the fact that in our country an ordinary citizen equipped not with money nor powerful friends, but with intelligence and determination, can become a congresswoman. Jacobs came to politics as a neighborhood activist. She is the epitome of a grassroots campaigner. Her positions, once local, have become global. Now Broward County’s vice mayor, she is term limited here. It is time to put her talents to work for us in Washington, D.C.Your vote counts on Aug. 14Opinion Editorial

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8 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Ilene Lieberman 65, is the mother of three children and three grand County Court Judge, Group 6 homicide to DUI and domestic violence cases. I participated in the largest and longest multiple defendant jury trial in Broward County history lasting 12 weeks, and over 500 jurors were questioned to sit on an organized crime and racketeering case. I am experienced in business and commercial litigation cases involving breach of contract, garnishment and collections cases. In civil court, I am a juvenile dependency attorney representing indigent parents charged with abuse, abandonment or neglect. I support the Make a Wish Foundation and Kiwanis. children. She graduated from State University College at Cortland with a bachelor’s degree and received her law degree at Nova Southeastern University in 1989. She has practiced law in Broward for 22 years. Work experience “I have handled probate, guardianship, and commercial transactions in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. I have written appeals and handled matters before the Florida Elections Commission and the Commission on Ethics in Tallahassee. As mayor of Lauderhill for eight and onehalf years, I supervised the city attorney’s of ce.” Positions held City Commissioner, Lauderhill 1984 to 1988; Strong Mayor (elected Chief Administrative Of cer), Lauderhill 1988 to 1996; Broward County Commissioner, 1996 to present. Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward Judge? “No. Though I have appeared before both county and circuit court judges, as well as administrative agencies, these matters are heard in hearings before judges and dependent upon case law and legal precedent.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have practiced law for 22 years. I have 28 years of experience in quasi-judicial hearings, which are similar to county court hearings. I have written city and county laws, violations of which are heard by county court judges. I have a lifetime of experience in helping people solve their problems.”Lieberman McHugh Robert “Bob” Nichols, 51, and his wife Kathryn have two children. Robert Richard Sachs, 44, has two children. He received his bachelor of science from County Court Judge, Group 5 Nichols, Sachs, Levine Roshawn Banks, 43, has one son. She graduated from the University of Florida County Court Judge, Group 10 Banks, Diaz and GoodisKathleen Mary “Katie” McHugh 44, is a lifetime resident of Broward Group 6County. She graduated from Cardinal Gibbons in 1986. She received a degree in criminology in 1990 from Florida State University and her law degree from Nova Southeastern in 1994. Work experience “I was a former Broward County Public Defender from 1995 until 1998. I have been in private practice for the last 15 years focusing on civil and criminal litigation. I have been practicing law in county and circuit court for the last 18 years.” Elected positions None Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward Judge – “I am lead trial counsel in over 100 jury trials ranging from homicide to DUI. I was awarded “Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Year” by the Broward County Public Defender in 1995.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have 18 years of courtroom and trial experience. I worked as an assistant public defender for three years and was lead trial counsel in over 100 jury trials from McHugh, continued graduated from Stetson University School of law in 1998. His private practice consists of criminal defense, civil litigation, business and family law. Work experience Prosecutor for Broward and Pinellas Counties, Supervisor of DUI, Homicide Unit and Child Abuse Unit, Supervising Attorney at Allstate Insurance Broward Of ce; Instructor for: U.S. Attorney’s Of ce, FBI, Secret Service, NYPD, BSO, and police academies across the country; Advisor for: U.S. Senate & House, U.S. Customs, American Prosecutors Research Institute, and Scotland Yard; President’s Task Force on Drug Abuse in Schools; National Organization of Women Task Force for Rape Prevention; Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence; Attorney General’s Task Force on Drug Traf cking Elected Positions President of FLA Foundation, organization dedicated to drowning prevention; vice-president of Communities Against Violence; board of Governors for Coral Ridge Home Owners Association What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have experienced both sides of criminal law, representing victims of crimes as well as defending those accused of misconduct. I have helped our local and national legislators shape new laws, and taught our law enforcement agencies to uphold them. I have dedicated my life to helping others. “I am in the business of helping people and hope to continue that path from the bench.”Group 5the University of Florida in 1990. He received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, cum laude, in 1994. His law specialty is litigation. He has practiced 18 years in Broward County Work Experience Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 2006 to the present, a litigation rm representing clients in commercial, construction, and real estate litigation. Sachs also serves as a Florida Supreme Court and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida as a certi ed mediator and a quali ed arbitrator by the Florida Supreme Court and nancial industry. He has tried many cases before Broward judges and has never held an elected of ce. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “During my last year of law school, I spent three months as a law clerk for a circuit court judge in Broward County. In chambers, the judge regularly discussed with me the rationale for his rulings, and what he thought the state attorney and public defender were doing right and wrong. I have argued more than 1,000 hearings and 50 to 60 trials As an arbitrator, I make rulings on the admissibility of evidence, rulings on objections, and ultimate ndings of fact and conclusions of law. Those are the same decisions made by a judge on a daily basis, during hearings and trials. This year alone, I have already spent in excess of 40 hours serving as an arbitrator.Sachs, continuedlaw School in 1998 with a specialty in foreclosure defense and criminal defense. In addition to her private law rm, Banks is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern law School. She is a former assistant public defender, an assistant county attorney and a special magistrate. She has been practicing law in Broward County for 14 years in criminal and civil courts. Elected positions Broward County Bar Association President and Reddick Bar Association President. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have a diversity of experience which includes the private and government sector, criminal and civil experience, in both state and federal court. I have also taught college students and now law students. I have a commitment to community service, a judge serves the community. I served my country in the US Navy, my church through the Prison Ministry. I serve in my community with fundraisers and pro bono service (received the Outstanding Pro Bono Award from the Florida Supreme Court). My law rm regularly hosts free foreclosure seminars for homeowners.” Judge Robert F. “Bob” Diaz received his law degree at Nova Southeastern University in 1984. He and his wife Dian, have one child. Judge Diaz has served as county court judge for 20 years and has taught at Nova Southeastern University Law School for 23 years. Olga Levine, 48, is married to Alan Levine. They have one son. Levine Group 5graduated from law school at the University of Florida in 1988. She works as an assistant public defender in the mental health division at the Of ce of the Public Defender. She has practiced in Broward County for 23 years. She has never had any elected positions. What is your law specialty? “I am not board certi ed in any particular area of law. I do work with mental health consumers and children with intellectual disabilities. “[I] represent children and adults who are mental health consumers and/or have intellectual disabilities in civil and delinquency proceedings.” Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge?” Yes. I have extensive courtroom experience trying cases and conducting evidentiary hearings throughout my 23 years of practice in Broward County.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “Since 1989, I have appeared in court on an almost daily basis for the majority of my career. I have represented thousands of clients in criminal and civil hearings. I have handled all aspects of criminal defense from arraignment to trial and have done hundreds of evidentiary hearings in civil proceedings. I have learned how to run a courtroom both ef ciently and effectively. I have gained a great understanding as to the diversity of our community and the challenges that many individuals face. This diversity of legal and personal experience will be an asset as a County Court Judge where many people are unrepresented by counsel. I am committed to public service both professionally and personally as an active board member, for many years, of Broward Children’s Center, Soref JCC, and the Broward County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board.” Group 10Randy Goodis, 44, graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1993 with a specialty in criminal defense. He has held the positions of assistant public defender and assistant state attorney and has been in private practice for 16 years. He has held no elected positions. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? “Yes. Most of my cases are in Broward County.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I am the only candidate in this race that is a former public defender as well as a former assistant state attorney. I have also had the most experience in private practice of the three of us.” Group 10

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The Pelican 9 Friday, August 10, 2012 County Court Judge, Group 32 Miller, GoldenJudge Terri-Ann Miller, 57 is married with two children. She received her bachelor of business administration in 1976 from the University of Miami and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1979. Work experience – Judge Miller has served as assistant public defender and practiced law in Broward for 33 years. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? “I am a Broward judge, and prior to becoming one, when I was a sole practitioner, I tried many cases before Broward judges.” Any elected positions? Miami-Dade County Judge, 1993-2001 What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have nearly 14 years experience, education and training as a county judge.”Group 32Circuit Judge 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 35Rocque, Ross Judge Dale Ross, 65, and his wife, Wanda have two children and four grandchildren. Judge Ross received his law degree from Stetson University School of Law in 1973. From 1973 to 1981, Ross practiced general law. He served as a Broward County Court Judge from 1981 to 1987 and as a Broward County Circuit judge from 1987 to the present. He served as chief judge in Florida from 1991 to 2007. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? “In over 30 years as a judge, I have presided over hundreds of trials in every division of the courthouse.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I have served as a judge for 30 plus years, and almost 17 years as chief judge of the second largest circuit in Florida. I’ve served in every division within the court system and presided over every type of case from misdemeanor to murder, all types of civil cases, probate, family, juvenile, dependency, domestic violence, etc. I have also served as an associate judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.” Judge Diaz has received the following awards: Public Defender of the Year [1990]; Hispanic of the Year [1995] and Judge of the Year [1996]. The Pelican obtained the above information from Judge Diaz’s Facebook page and from other news articles. The Pelican was unable to contact Judge Diaz.Diaz, continued Melanie Golden, 33 graduated from law school at the University of Florida in 2004 with a specialty in criminal and civil litigation. She has practiced law in Florida for seven years. She has held no previous elected positions. What work experience do you have? “I was an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County for 5 years: in our Broward courtrooms every day, handling large caseloads, training legal interns, showing patience and understanding in counseling my clients and their families, and ensuring the United States Constitution and Florida Consitution were upheld and litigants were treated fairly. In recent years, I have been practicing civil litigation including representing clients in civil mediations. I am also formerly certi ed by the Florida Supreme Court as a county court mediator and guardian ad litem.” Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? “I’ve been lead counsel in over 100 trials, both jury and non-jury, in courtrooms all over the State from Duval to Monroe Counties and many in between, but many of these trials were right here in Broward County.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “Despite having spent much of my career as a defense attorney, the voters should know that I my family was also the victim of crime when my father, Eric Golden, was killed 25 years ago here in Broward County, so I understand more than anyone the impact crime has on victims, their families and the community at large. Because I am balanced between my own life experience and my professional experience, the public can be assured that I will apply the law fairly and without bias.” Michael “Mickey” Rocque, 51 is the father of three children and one grandchild. He graduated from Nova Southeastern Law School with a specialty in criminal defense. From 1993 to the present, he has practiced as a private criminal defense attorney. He has also served as an assistant public defender for Broward County. He has practiced in Broward County for 25 years. He has held no previously elected positions. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? “Yes. I have tried over approximately 150 jury trials and countless non-jury trials and evidentiary hearings in Broward County.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “Having practiced as an attorney and a trial lawyer for 25 years, I have represented and counseled thousands of people in the community with their legal problems, as well as try many cases in our court system. I have served as adjunct law professor at Nova Law School for 25 years as a mentor for many young lawyers and law students in their careers. My legal and educational experiences, along with my life experiences, not only as a father and now a grandfather, but also as a son, have given me the understanding and appreciation of life in this wonderful country. I truly believe I have the ability to understand and relate to the people and entities that I will be serving in the capacity as a circuit court judge. My legal, business and life skills, along with my compassion and understanding for people will be a tremendous asset in serving as a Judge on the Circuit Court Bench.”Vote on Aug. 14 Clari cation:We regret that questionnaires were not received in time for two candidates who face each other on Aug. 14: Michael Ian Rothschild and Julie Shapiro-Harris are seeking election to the bench in the 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 19.

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10 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Send in your news! siren2415@gmail.com Oliver Parker, 61 and his wife, Lorene, have two children and two Circuit Judge 17th Judicial, Group 45 Gonzalez, Parker, Sokoloff, Watson Julio E. Gonzalez, 42 is married with three children. He received his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law in 1995. His law specialty is criminal defense in state and federal courts. Gonzalez served as a Broward County Judge and acting circuit judge from 2006 to 2009. In 2008 the Broward Attorney Bar Poll named him the highest rated judge for legal knowledge, judicial ethics, and judicial temperament. Work experience – “Along with my judicial experience, I have been an attorney for 17 years. And during the course of my work, I have served as a prosecutor, public defender, university professor, and have worked in private practice. As a prosecutor in both the Kings County District Attorneys Of ce and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Of ce, I prosecuted cases from the misdemeanor level up to life felonies. I presented hundreds of cases before grand juries. During my tenure as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society [criminal division] and in private practice, I represented hundreds of clients charged with criminal offenses. I tried more than 40 jury trials to verdict. “I have also taught at the university/ college level, courses in constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics and administrative law. I recently taught courses in ethics and administrative law at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.” What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “During my judicial tenure I presided over domestic, criminal and civil divisions. As a jurist, I presided over misdemeanor and felony jury trials; as well as civil jury trials in the speci c areas of slip-and-fall cases and motor vehicle accidents. In terms of my overall judicial experience, I presided over more than 400 jury trials, bench trials, and hearings, combined.” Gonzalez, continuedParker, continued grandchildren. Parker, who has practiced law in Broward County for 35 years, received his law degree from the University of Miami in 1976. Since that time, he has been in private practice as a trial attorney. Elected positions – Supervisor of Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District; mayor of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea [1998 to 2008] and vice mayor of LBTS from 1994 to 1998. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “I am a seasoned and experienced trial attorney who has been practicing law in Broward County for almost 35 years. During that time, on the criminal side, I’ve tried virtually everything, including but not limited to traf c tickets, DUI, larceny, robbery, burglary, drug possession, drug traf cking, sexual assault, and murder. On the civil side, I’ve tried personal injury actions, contract actions, commercial disputes, condominium disputes, landlord and tenant cases, mortgage foreclosures, mechanics lien foreclosures and real property actions. “In family court, I’ve tried dissolution of marriage actions, paternity actions, child custody cases and child support cases. I’ve tried will contests in probate. I’ve tried delinquency actions in juvenile court. I’ve litigated creditor’s rights in bankruptcy proceedings. And I’ve successfully argued a number of cases before the Fourth District Court of Appeals. “Further, I was the mayor of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for 10 years, and during that time I presided over approximately 100 quasi-judicial proceedings in which there were opening and closing statements, evidence was introduced and received and witnesses gave live testimony under oath subject to cross-examination. Finally, I have a proven commitment to the people of Broward County as evidenced by my six years service on the Executive Council of Broward County Legal Aid and the thousands of hours of community service I have performed over the past 20 years as a Lion, Kiwanian and Optimist.” Rhoda Sokoloff, 59, is the mother of two sons. She received her law degree from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad School of law in 1999. Her private practice consists of family, domestic violence and dependency law. She has been practicing in Broward County for 12 years. Work experience – Private practice of Rhoda Sokoloff, P.A., from 2001 to present. From 1977 to 2000 she worked as a law clerk for Broward County attorneys. Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward judge? “I have tried thousands of cases before Broward judges.” Elected positions? “I was elected president of The National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as Vice-President of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “Based on my life experience, my work experience as an attorney, and as a legal assistant/paralegal prior to becoming an attorney, and more importantly, my commitment and outreach to the community as a whole. I have involved myself with families and individuals suffering from mental illness and/or drug/ alcohol abuse. As a result, I have learned how important it is to be impartial, fair, compassionate, respectful, having the proper demeanor and having integrity to not only the litigants, but attorney’s and the like. By being a judge, this is merely an extension of my community outreach as a whole.” Sokoloff, continuedLaurie Marie Watson, 52 is the mother of one son. She graduated from Stetson University College of law in 1984. Her specialty includes insurance disputes on behalf of health care providers and homeowners. She has practiced in Broward County for 27 years. Work experience 1985 Assistant State Attorney in Fort Myers. She returned home to Fort Lauderdale and began working for The City of Fort Lauderdale as one of its municipal prosecutors in 1987 Watson was also in-house counsel for Nationwide Insurance from 1990-1995 and in-house counsel for Barnett Bank 1995 to 1997. In 1997 she started her rm, Laura M. Watson. P.A. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward judge. Yes. Any elected positions? No. This is my rst election. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? “All of my 27 years of trial experience in the various areas of the law quali es me to serve as a circuit court judge. In addition to my trial experience, I have handled approximately 150 appeals.”Group 45 Group 45 Group 45 Group 45Pompano Beach – Fuller Brothers Funeral Home plans a back to school event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home parking lot at 1805 N. Dixie Highway. The event features free food, school supplies and haircuts. For more information, call 954-366-3758 Free school supplies, Aug. 18

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The Pelican 11 Friday, August 10, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN WRITER Oakland Park – After much discussion and a near stalemate, city commissioners agreed to approve the city manager’s proposed preliminary millage rate at 6.43 or $6.43 for each $1,000 of taxable value, an increase from 6.01. The vote was 31. Commissioner Suzanne Oakland Park residents face tax increaseBoisvenue voted no, and Commissioner Jed Shank was absent. Commissioner Shari McCartney cast her yes vote “under duress,” and Mayor Anne Sallee said the commission would work to reduce the rate at a budget workshop. Commissioners also approved the proposed preliminary re assessment increase from $167 to $196. Boisvenue again voted no. The proposed increases in property taxes and re assessment will provide an additional $1.5 million in revenues, Assistant City Manager Horace McHugh said. He said Oakland Park has the fth lowest millage in the county. With expenses exceeding revenues, he said the commission must address revenues or reduce services. The manager’s proposed budget maintains services and includes using $3 million of the fund balance for one-time expenditures. “In a year or two the fund See OP TAX on page 20By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – Residents and business owners will get a break on next year’s millage rate but will see an increase in re assessment fees. At their special meeting on July 31, city commissioners voted unanimously for a millage rate of 6.9605, a reduction from this year’s millage rate of 6.9994. The gure is considered tentative. By law, a city can lower its tentative millage rate, but it can’t raise it. The total millage rate consists of an operating budget rate of 6.2068, a parks debt service rate of 0.2508 and the city hall debt service rate of 0.5029. With taxable property values increased by 3.63 percent in Wilton Manors, commissioners have an extra $140,000 in revenue in the city’s $24 million budget for 2012-13. Overall, taxable value rose county-wide by 1.48 percent. In all but one category, re assessment fees are slated to increase. Residential property owners will go from $128.84 to $141.65, commercial from $18.53 to $20.84, institutional from $11.39 to $15.99, government from $23.53 to $35.58 and nursing homes from $49.87 to $50.23. The only decrease is for industrial/ warehouse, which goes from $4.51 to $2.55. “We evaluate how much we charge by the number of calls,” said Commissioner Wilton Manors millage rate down, re fees upSee WM TAX on page 24

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12 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 During the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Business to Business Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Pompano Beach Citi Centre, over 100 regional businesses will gather for one of the area’s premier business networking events of the year. The networking, fun and chance to meet with local businesses is from 5 to 8 p.m. The Pompano Beach Citi Centre is located on the corner of Copans Road and US 1 at 1955 North Federal Highway. The Expo will take place on the second oor between Lowe’s and Sears. Attendance to the event is open to all local business owners and the public and costs just $10 per person. Buy your ticket in advance and get two tickets for $15. Call 941-2940.State of the City, Sept 27On Sept. 27 the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber is hosting State of the City breakfast at the Elks Club. Mayor Lamar Fisher will talk about the past year and what is planned going forward. This annual event, established in 2008, is an important opportunity to discuss what is going on in Pompano Beach. The event takes place at 700 NE 10 St., Pompano. Breakfast is $25 and starts at 7:45 a.m. Attendance is open to the public. “In light of all the fantastic things that are happening in our community this is an opportunity to get your arms around what the city has accomplished this year and what the plans are for the coming year,” said Chamber President Ric Green. RSVP by calling the Chamber of ce @ 954-9412940 or by e-mail @ info@ pompanobeachchamber.com ChamberContinued from page 4SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com 8-11 – Sheriff’s Community Day & Backpack Giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-422-5818. 8-18 – Relay for Life fundraiser at Deer eld Thrift, 1628 SE 3rd Court, Deer eld Beach, 9 a,m, to 5 p.m. with raf es, car washes and more. Funds will bene t American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 954-871-9632.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, August 10, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOrchid Grove is almost a private world located right in the heart of Pompano Beach at 649 Cypress Road. Rafael J. Roca, division president D.R. Horton sat down with The Pelican to talk about his company and speci cally, this exciting opportunity for rst time and new home buyers. He says, “My company, D.R. Horton has been the largest public home builder in the country for the last 10 years. In the case of Orchid Grove, we came into an existing community with 148 completed town homes. It was planned for 400 plus homes and we are building out the vacant portion of the property. Continuing he says, “The amenities in this community are terri c. The just opened clubhouse is ideal for Orchid Grove town homes are ideal choices for rst time home buyersgatherings, meetings, parties and whatever the home association rules permit. There will soon be a fully equipped tness room, a pool to accommodate 400 plus residents and even a kid’s play room next to the tness center so children can play while their parents work out.” East of 1-95, Orchid Grove is just minutes away from schools, shopping, public parks and a two-mile ride or hike to the beach. Since opening in July of 2011, over 30 homes have been sold to a diverse group of buyers, all of whom are thrilled with their purchase, according to Roca. One of those buyers is Kerry Jarboe who says, “It’s a lovely community and a great home for me. I sold my home in Miami to be nearer to my daughter who lives in Margate. Because I know D.R. Horton to be a great builder, I came up to see Orchid Grove, bought my home and moved in June. I look at a lovely lake. I have no complaints. Everything is as promised.” Kathleen Yakubovich, who runs the Pompano Beach Tennis Center for Parks and Recreation, moved into Orchid Grove on June 29 and says, “This townhouse is perfect for my husband and me. It’s simplicity really appealed to me. The kids are gone. It’s quiet, convenient and ideal for us because we both work.” The two story town homes have three bedrooms, 2 l/2 baths, a one car garage with room for a second car in the driveway. Selling in the high $170,000 price range, Roca says, “because we are working with many rst time home buyers, they can purchase a home for as little as 3 l/2 percent of purchase price as a down payment. The current interest rate is so low, this is a perfect incentive for the average wage earner to Rafael J. Roca is a Division President with D.R. Horton, America’s largest builder currently building out Orchid Grove in Pompano Beach. The 3-bedroom, 2 l/2 bath, 2-story town homes are affordable and conveniently located to schools, parks, shopping and only two miles from the beach. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]See ORCHID GROVE on page 27

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16 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe Crab Stop 3275 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach 954-586-4024The Crab Stop is an easygoing, no-frills restaurant with the sole focus on providing copious amounts of highly avorful seafood. From several varieties of sweet crab to tasty conch fritters to fried cat sh, snapper and jumbo shrimp, there is a little bit of everything for lovers of ocean delights.Pompano Beach’s “Crab Stop” eatery serves up the best of the sea while keeping your wallet a oat [Above] The popular “Snack Pack” features loads of Blue or Snow crab and jumbo shrimp along with a plethora of zesty potatoes, succulent sausage and even a garlic coated egg. [Right] Poultry a cionados will greatly appreciate the crispy hot garlic chicken wings served with crunchy fries. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]“I went to college in Daytona and there was a Crab Stop Restaurant there. I liked the concept so much that I asked the owner how to go about opening one up in South Florida. I knew people would go crazy for Maryland style crab,” says proprietor Tracey Gilmore. “We used to be located off 10 Street in Deer eld but decided that we needed to be more visible,” adds the ambitious entrepreneur. “That’s why we moved onto Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach about two months ago.” “We are a family-owned business,” says Tracey’s mother Betty Gilmore. “And once you taste our food, you’ll de nitely be hooked!” Indeed, the Gilmore girls have a notable secret weapon in the kitchen as the chef is not only Tracey’s anc but also former Miami Dolphins cornerback Calvin Jackson.See CRAB STOP on page 28

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The Pelican 17 Friday, August 10, 2012 gone into foreclosure. Other facts in the budget proposal: Deer eld Beach spends $998 per person to provide services for 75,018 people. As a comparison, Boca Raton spends $1,378 for a population of 84,400, Pompano Beach spends $1,062 for 100,319 residents and Plantation, doing the most with the least, spends $851 for each of its 84,700 citizens. Public safety numbers: BSO mans its District 10 of ce here with 1.6 sworn of cers per 1,000 residents while Pompano Beach has 2.4 of cers for every 1,000 residents and Boca Raton has 2.3. The average response time for BSO re rescue here is 4.7 minutes. The national benchmark is three to six minutes. The budget was distributed to city commissioners today. Budget hearings are set for Sept. 4 and Sept. 18, 7 p.m. BudgetContinued from page 4By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Over At the Boys & Girls Club, students learn that college isn’t the only option50 percent of the children who belong to a Broward County Boys & Girls Club go to college. But for those whose posthigh school path doesn’t include a two or fouryear degree, the Boys & Girls Club has other opportunities in mind. On July 21, the Boys & Girls Club held its General Construction Career Day 2012 at the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. Over 25 companies, representing the construction industry, sent representatives to the event – designed to spark interest in a career in construction. “We’ve been doing this for ve years . so the kids can see there’s a variety of places to go,” said Debi Davis, Boys & Girls Club board member. “Over 50 percent of our kids are going onto college [but] for those that are really not school orientated, they have the additional trades. People have a misconception we’re a place where juvenile delinquents go to play basketball See BOYS & GIRLS on page 22 Aja Nelloms learns how to lay bricks and mortar from Cliff Joyce of Coastal Masonry during General Construction Career Day 2012 at the Boys & Girls Club’s Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. [Photos by Michael d’Oliveira]

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18 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news or event! 954-783-8700 program. Also scheduled is a panel discussion on hurricane forecasting from noon to 12:45 p.m. At 3 p.m., stories of the disaster area after Andrew will be presented by Kate Hale, former director of the Miami-Dade Emergency Management Agency and Richard Ford of the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Team. Television footage of the storm before, during and after it struck will be shown at 11:20 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 2:20 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. Bringing the audience up to the present, meteorologists will tell about the current state of the tropics 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The Andrew Remembrance Day is sponsored by State Farm, Florida International University and WLRN Public Radio and TV. The Museum of Science is at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for nonmembers is $14.95; $10.95 for children ages 3 to 12. AndrewContinued from page 1Dancing in HIS PresencePompano Beach – Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Dancers presents “Dancing in HIS Presence,” an evening of Liturgical dance on Aug. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 890 NW 15 St. For more, call 954-9432141.Night at the Ballpark Wilton Manors – The Community Affairs Advisory Board is selling tickets for Night At The Ballpark, Sept. 1 at Marlins Stadium. Tickets cost $35 each and include a bus ride to and from Marlins Stadium which departs from Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave., at 5 p.m. Game time is at 7:10 p.m. The Marlins are playing the New York Mets. Tickets are on sale at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For more, call 954-390-2100.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, August 10, 2012 shake our st at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” said Cathy during a radio interview. Mainhart said he drove to Pompano because he couldn’t nd a protest planned in his area. He said he supports Cathy’s First Amendment right to speak out against gay marriage but wanted to exercise his Constitutional right to disagree. “The more we stay in the closet, the more we give them a reason to hate us,” said Mainhart. Michael Emanuel Rajner, who helped organize the protest, said Chick l-A’s owner Seth Poor was very respectful and had no problem with protesters. Rajner, in turn, urged protesters to be respectful of Chick l-A’s customers. Poor declined to comment. The crowd that was gathered in front of the restaurant got mostly approving car horn honk,s but some passers-by shouted anti-gay rhetoric. Rajner said it was a reminder of the challenges the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community still face. Susan Hart didn’t attend Chick l-Appreciation Day because she heard about Friday’s planned protest and “I thought they may need support today.” Hart said she isn’t against gay marriage and both sides are entitled to express their views but thinks people shouldn’t be boycotting a business because of its political views. Ronni Dowd, who also helped organize the protest, said she doesn’t usually get involved “but a message needs to be sent,” adding that Chick l-A’s anti-gay marriage stance “is hurtful to me and my community. I’m just a lesbian woman trying to live my own life.” In response to the controversy, Chick l-A issued a press release saying, “The Chick l-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent owner/operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena. At Chick l-A, we appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at ProtestContinued from page 1 any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive in uence on all who come into contact with Chick l-A.”Boating safety classLighthouse Point – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-7 hosts a one-day About Boating Safety course on Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. at the Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point. The ABS course meets requirements for the Florida’s Boater Education Identi cation card which is now required for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1988. Topics include navigational aids, boat handling, required safety equipment and the rules for using the local waterways. Cost is $45. For more information, call 954-557-0582.Business ExpoPompano Beach – The Greater Pompano Chamber Business Expo will be held Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Citi Centre, the corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway, on the second floor between Lowe’s and Sears. Over 100 local and regional businesses will be showcased. Attendance to the event is open to all local businesses and the public and costs just $10 per person. Buy a ticket in advance and get two tickets for $15. The Expo includes refreshments and attendees have a chance to win over 75 door prizes throughout the event. A limited amount of exhibition space is still available to Chamber and non-Chamber members. For more information, visit www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. or call 954-941-2940.Community yard salePompano Beach – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will host a community yard sale on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1111 E. Sample Road. There will be an indoor and outdoor area for vendors. Antiques, collectibles, household items, art, crafts and other items will be available. New vendors are welcome. For more, call 954781-2127.Contractors forum Pompano Beach – On Aug. 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pompano Beach officials will hold a contractors forum to solicit suggestions from the public on how to improve the city’s permitting process. The forum will be held at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. For more information, call 954786-4670. Marriott groundbreakingPompano Beach – A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marriott will be held Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at 1208 N. Ocean Blvd. The planned hotel will have 219 rooms, 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 6,000 sq. ft. of oceanfront function areas. Additionally, the resort will have a rooftop terrace, multiple pools, ocean views and a private beach. Mayor Lamar Fisher will open the ceremonies. The hotel is slated to be open by summer of 2013. For more, call 786-301-4117.

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20 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 Wind insurance reform forumPompano Beach – On Aug 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a Wind Insurance Reform Forum at the Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The forum, sponsored by Dist. 93 candidate Gerri Ann Capotosto, will include a brief power point presentation and update residents on the state of wind insurance in South Florida, followed by a question and answer session. Representatives from Citizens Insurance and the Florida Association of Insurance Reform will also attend. For more information, call 954786-4111. balance will be exhausted if you continue to use it,” McHugh cautioned. “We’re at a crossroads,” McCartney noted. “We can’t continue on an unsustainable path. Still, she said, the proposed 6.9 percent increase in millage is too high. She proposed to pare the millage down to 6.4 for about a 6 percent increase. “That would send a signal we’re serious about closing the gap.” Her motion for a 6.4 millage died for lack of a second. Commissioner John Adornato said he’s comfortable reducing the tax rate but only if commissioners agree on what they’re cutting. “I’m afraid we’ve gotten to our core services,” he said. He is concerned about crime levels and would like to add the two additional of cers requested by the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce. Boisvenue said she doesn’t support any layoffs. She supports merit pay increases and the additions to BSO staff. She also would like to see an additional code enforcement of cer, a cost of about $50,000, which is not in the proposed budget. Commissioners need to talk about speci c cuts and need to maintain reserves, she said. She doesn’t want reserves going below $10 million. Boisvenue said she didn’t have the appropriate information to set a preliminary millage rate. She asked the amount for car allowances for contract personnel. That information wasn’t readily available. Sallee said she supports the additional staff for BSO and an increase for code enforcement. “We need code enforcement to keep property values up.” City Manager John Stunson said staff is working on improving technology for code enforcement. Boisvenue said that wasn’t enough. “We need bodies on the street.” When commissioners couldn’t agree on a proposed millage rate, McCartney said to Boisvenue, “We’re to set the high point. The staff recommendation includes this basket of goodies. If you think it should be more, pick the number.” “It should be far less, but without an answer to my questions, I don’t know what that number is,” Boisvenue responded. Adornato suggested splitting the difference between the manager’s proposal and McCartney’s at 6.415. His motion got no second. Boisvenue had no suggestion. “Where is Jed when we need him?” McCartney asked. [Jed Shank attended part of this meeting by phone but wasn’t on the line for the budget discussion or vote.] Commissioners tried again with the proposed 6.43 rate. McCartney seconded the motion “to move it along and because this is silly.” The motion passed 3-1. Commissioners approved a preliminary solid waste cart service assessment of $255 per year, no change from the current charge. They approved a preliminary $72 annual stormwater assessment, also unchanged The commission has scheduled a budget workshop for Aug. 29. They will adopt a tentative millage rate and budget Sept. 5 and a nal re assessment Sept. 13. OP taxContinued from page 11

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The Pelican 21 Friday, August 10, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph Pelican Classi eds Mean Business! 954-783-8700! Relay For Life of Pompano needs volunteersBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Relay For Life of Pompano Beach needs a few good committee members. Chair persons are wanted to help organize and run the event which will be held at Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave. The Relay starts at 6 p.m. on May 17, 2013 and runs until noon on May 18. “We’re looking for anybody who has been affected by cancer willing to step up and take charge of the Relay,” said Jessie Brooks, community representative for the American Cancer Society. “We want to get the committee in place by the end of August. We really want it to be a re ection of Pompano Beach.” Relay, started by the American Cancer Society, is an annual event held in communities across the country as a way to raise money that will be used to fund programs to ght cancer, attempt to prevent cancer and care for those dealing with cancer. Relay participants solicit donations from friends, family and the community and take turns walking non-stop around a designated track for the duration of the event. And along with a Survivors Lap, which celebrates individuals who are in remission or have beaten cancer, Relay See RELAY on page 25

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22 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 and that couldn’t be further from the truth.” “We had roo ng, masonry, project design, cabinetry, electrical, plumbing, a/c, steel fabricators, steel framing, ooring, drywall, we had the whole gambit,” said Brian Quail, Broward Boys & Girls Club CEO. Quail said 72 members are currently going through a four-week program that will earn them 72 credit hours towards a full apprenticeship program. “Over 60 percent of the jobs out there, our research shows, require some type of certi cation or additional course work beyond high school.” Along with construction, the Boys & Girls Club also offers programs that expose students to the culinary arts, aviation, auto repair and broadcasting. “They really don’t realize that there are so many different kinds of jobs they can do,” said Davis. Delvin Scott, who spent his years as a teenager at the Pompano Boys & Girls Club and later worked there as an employee, is one of those exploring a non-college-related opportunity. Like many others, Scott dreamed of a career in sports. Boys & GirlsContinued from page 17But as the years went by he realized being a pro athlete wasn’t in the cards. Then, at last year’s construction career day, he met his future: crane operator. It’s a job that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, pays a median income of $39,460 per year; similar pay to many jobs that require two to four years of formal college education. “I absolutely fell in love” with the idea of being a crane operator, said Scott, who is currently working on an apprenticeship with Allegiance Crane & Equipment, based in Pompano, which brought out one of its crane’s for Generals Career Day. And Scott’s story is exTommy Dondona of Allegiance Crane and Equipment shows Ambronson Almorose how the controls of a crane work.actly the kind of outcome the Boys & Girls Club is looking to create. “That’s what the Boys & Girls Club is all about; helping members achieve higher education or job placement,” said Greg Jones, Thomas D. Stefanis Unit director. “It’s very pleasing to see a member come though the club and progress.”

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The Pelican 23 Friday, August 10, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Mechanic Shop for RentPompano Beach Rent this mechanical shop attached to a busy Texaco Station. Rent is negotiable. 954-941-2600. Ask for George Great opportunity. Call George. 954-941-2600 See CLASSIFIEDS ON page 24 HELP WANTEDAFRAID OF DOWNSIZING? Start building a business to supplement your income. Great earnings potential on a part-time basis with Primerica. Call 954729-0192. 8/3 NOW HIRING SHORT ORDER COOKS!! Part Or Full Time. All Shifts. Open 7 Days. Apply 2211 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors – Courtyard Caf. 8-17 POMPANO BEACH – MECHANIC/COUNTER PERSON NEEDED For WellKnown Texaco Fuel Station. References & Experience. Good People Person. Call George 954-941-2600. 8-24 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTGROCERY SHOPPING & DELIVERY From Publix To Individuals & Businesses. Serving Broward Since 2005. 954-2000074. www.weshopanddeliver. com 8-31 LICENSED PROFESSIONAL AVAILABLE To Care For Loved One. Experience Working With Elderly, Disabled & Youth Populations. Excellent Rates! Pompano Area. 954-788-5412. 8-17 CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE With CPR Certi cate. Will Care For The Elderly Or Sick. Honest, Compassionate! 15 Years Experience. 954-4867630. 8-10 LPN / EMT – CARE FOR Sick Or Elderly. Night Or Day. Flexible Hours. 15 Years Experience & References. Available Now. 561-929-9044. 8-10 HHA / CNA – 13 Yrs. Exp. With Alzheimer’s. Live In / Out. Light Housekeeping. Caring & Loving. References Available. Call 954-638-6339. 8-17 MALE CNA / HHA / COMPANION. Broward County Area. Former EMT. All Certi cations / Compassionate, References. Call Ron 954-2322832. Very Reasonable! 8-10 SERVICES DANNY BOY ELECTRIC – Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. 8-24 GOT JUNK? TRASH HAULING – CONDO CLEANUPS – Trees – Landscape – Yard Fill – Pressure Wash – Roofs – Home Repairs – Welding – Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 8-31 HONEST HANDYMAN – HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. 810 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. CMUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to “seasoned seniors” are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music,” call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info.REAL ESTATE SERVICES YES BUYING REAL ESTATE In A Good Area Is The Best Time Now. Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach – From $300K To $600K. We Could Find Your Paradise! YWC Real Estate. Yvette Gaussen. 954-614-7773 Or 954-773-8340. 8-10 BUYING / SELLING – IN U.S. OR ABROAD? Call Me I Am Your Coldwell Banker Referral Agent. I Can Help You Today! No Fee. Barbara 954-980-6204. Also Florida Notary Services. 8-10 HOMES FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH LARGE SINGLE Family Home On Huge Corner Lot. Close To Beach! Waiting For Family To Give It T.L.C. $260K. Call Camille 954-254-2085 Or Suzi 954-562-4938. Balistreri Realty. 8-10DOCKS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH DOCK – Wide Canal! No Wake Area. Whips. Quiet Canal. Call For More Information 954-946-3301. 8-17 CEMETERY PLOTS2 PREMIUM LOTS – SIDE BY SIDE. Forest Lawn Cemetery For Sale. $1,500 OBO Call 561-6039383. C. REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 10-19 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH – DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! Pet Friendly! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $265K. 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24 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 – 2/1 $750 NW – NE 2/1 $950 – 2/1,5 Townhouse $1095 SW 1/1 $750 – 2/1 $895 – 2/2 $950 – 3/2 $1025 ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $70 App Mov-U-In. 954-781-6299. POMPANO 2/1 $825 Month Yearly Lease. Pool, Laundry Room, Close To Shopping. Pet OK! 1960 NE 48 Street. Call Anthony 954-857-5207. DOWNTOWN LAUD BY THE SEA – Clean Apartments. Near Beach, Shopping, Restaurants. On Site Courtyard, Parking, Laundry. Wayne 954-868-5560. 8-24 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Move-in. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-7831088 For More Info. 9-14 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 8-10 DEERFIELD BEACH – Retail Of ce Warehouse – 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-998-5681. 8-24 NEWLY EQUIPPED FAST FOOD Or Retail Space. Great Corner Exposure – Oakland Park By Dixie. Ready To Go. In / Out Seating. Extra Low Rent To New Business. 954-5633533. 8-17 Classi edsContinued from page 23WM taxContinued from page 11Scott Newton. Commissioner Julie Carson brought up the issue of possibly charging a re assessment fee to non-pro t organizations, but the commission took no action. Carson, who didn’t say if she would be for or against charging the fee, said not charging nonpro ts costs the city $120,000 per year. “In a roundabout way, it’s being absorbed by the taxpayers,” she said. In a previous commission meeting, Police Chief Paul O’Connell said he’s a rm believer that everyone should pay his or her fair share of re-rescue fees. Mayor Gary Resnick said the commission hasn’t charged non-pro ts in the past because of a “lack of political will.” Commissioners also discussed the future of the re-rescue contract with Fort Lauderdale, which currently provides re-rescue services to the city. The contract includes re inspection, code compliance and emergency response, including ambulance services. Green suggested contracting with Oakland Parking for re-rescue service, saying that every year it’s costing more to contract with Fort Lauderdale. Two years ago, the cost was $1.2 million. This year it’s $1.5 million and the proposed cost for next year is $1.6 million. As part of the contract with Fort Lauderdale, there is a built-in increase every year of $200,000. Resnick said that increase is not sustainable and that a long-term solution would have to be found. City Manager Joseph Gallegos said that a future rerescue contract might include hiring a private company to handle ambulance services while possibly leaving the re-rescue responsibilities to Fort Lauderdale. “The staff understands competition is the greatest thing ever in terms of receiving the best price,” said Gallegos. And for the rst time in nine years, commission salaries may increase. Currently, commissioners make $7,200 a year and the mayor makes $8,400. If a $50-a-month increase is approved, commissioners would make $7,800 and the mayor would make $9,000. Resident Paul Kuta thought commissioners were selling themselves short, saying they should get a 50 percent increase. “A 50 percent pay increase after nine years for Wilton Manors elected of cials would put them just below the salaries of the mayor and city commissioners in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, a good comparison city,” Kuta said. On Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., commissioners will meet at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, to vote on the nal millage rate, re assessment rates and other budgetary matters. On Aug. 14, a budget workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.Tell The Pelican about your news or event! 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 25 Friday, August 10, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSOkay, here we go again. I guess it’s good stress when all we need to do is gure out what we are going to sh for this weekend. Remember that the start of school is bearing down on us, so you need to take advantage of the next few weekends. Friday will be a snapper Flat seas again this weektrip for us on the reef. If I can get lucky and have a north current, I know we will catch tons of mangrove snapper and yellowtail snapper. We shed earlier this week for snapper, so we know it’s going be good if the current cooperates. Saturday we are going shing for dolphin and deep water bottom sh. We love to eat blackbelly rose sh, so we are going to put in some time in 900-ft. to load up. There are few sh out there that taste as good as the blackbelly rose sh. While we are dolphin shing we will be studying the bottom of the ocean in search of some new sword sh and grouper spots. It’s actually really fun for me to have the ability to drive around researching and still have the ability to catch something. Sunday is showing only light winds, so we will be sword shing all day. Several large sh were landed this week, so I will be putting my time in. Sunrise to sunset should be long enough I think. Stay tight! also includes the Luminaria ceremony, which honors and remembers those who are still ghting cancer or have died because of the disease. Last year’s Pompano Relay raised a little over $40,000, short of the goal. “So this year, it’s really important that we have a lot of volunteers,” said Brooks. Wade Collum, fundraising committee chair, blamed the “lingering effects of the economy” for the group falling short of its goal. “We’re hoping to at least meet our expectations; hoping to get a little more than last year,” he said. To volunteer, email Jessie Brooks at Jessie. brooks@cancer,org or call 954-200-7536.RelayContinued from page 21

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26 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 visitors as warmly as those who come with appointments. She says, “I’ve been dealing with early childhood care and education for 36 years and I love the challenges. What makes us great is our team of twelve teachers, all of whom have at least a CDA, or Child Development Associate, credential. And the parents of this very multi-cultural and economically diverse population are involved and supportive.” One parent, Lavonne Traxler, arrived with 22month-old Napoleon who immediately ran to join his friends. He has been attending KIDS for ve months and his mom raved about his new vocabulary, social skills and his ability to play in a group. Hickman is known by staff and parents for setting goals, reaching them and providing extras that aren’t in the budget. She dismisses the compliments saying, “We have food drives for our families in need and the parents are eager to help. They also respond to our wish list for books, bikes and supplies that are beyond the budget.” One of the school’s enhancements given by Hickman is the paved bike/jogging path. “The path was muddy mulch,” she explains. My treat was having it covered over with pavers and it was so worth it to see these toddlers master the art of the tricycle.” She adds, “We’re all about language and literacy here so it has been my joy to introduce hundreds of books from my collection to the children and our library.” On her birthday, July 11, Hickman celebrated with her little friends by bringing in a water slide, a bounce house and snow cone machine as well as 100 cupcakes which the children frosted, decorated and ate. “When their voices rang out singing happy birthday to me, I knew it was the perfect way to celebrate my day. It was a super day for all of us.” KIDS Early Learning Experience has been in existence for ve and a half years. It is is owned by Evelyn Wajcer and Lawrence Vatch who, Hickman says, give her free reign to do what she does best. Currently there are 80 students from six weeks to ve years of age enrolled. The VPK free Florida program for four-yearolds has 20 students. Hickman says, ”It’s our team of teachers: Joanne, Caroline, Jody, Cindy, Kim, Cari, Karen, Amy, Gen J, Gen N, Aida, Mindy and Taina, plus my love for the school that earns us our ve stars. There may be preschools better endowed, but none can surpass us for love and caring.” One of the teachers, Aida Garcia has been at KIDS since day one. She says, “I love teaching the ve year olds and seeing their faces light up with pleasure as they learn math, science, alphabet, reading words and more. Beth is passionate about the school and her passion has been picked up by all of the teachers.” This month, the BSO horse unit will pay a visit to the school. There have also been visits from the re rescue department. “We have a thematic curriculum, ”Hickman explains. “One parent, Fabiana Niemetz from Argentina, brought in maps, pictures and souvenirs from her country of birth to share with the children. We have a story book parent come to read to our children, even in our infant room. The parents sign up for a turn to read. The children love having parents visit.” “We have seven infants under one with two full time teachers attending to them. In our nursery, these two substitute moms probably give these children as much or more attention than a multitasking at-home mom might provide.” This director works hard to bring in resources and provide exposure to civil servants, other countries and languages, teaching the children to appreciate, understand and accept differences. Some of the resources are free while others have costs. Shaking a huge money jar, one quarter lled, Hickman says, “Sometimes we fund raise from our generous parents. Recently the parents gave $5 each when possible, and I picked up the rest for a successful petting zoo party. Everyday I try to gure new ways to enhance our curriculum, challenge our teachers and bring fun to the kids. In the summer, every Friday is Pizza Day. The extra pies are on me.” When she’s not putting in 50 to 60 hours at the school, she spends time with her daughter, Jessica; granddaughter, Emilee and her wonderful husband, Michael, who lets her play “school” every day of the week. Thank you, Beth Hickman, for your devotion to the youngest members of our community. KIDS is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with several options available to parents. For further information, or to enroll a child, call Beth Hickman at 954-782-2874. Surrounded by book cases, these two young readers have their own “Snuggle Reading” group. These future engineers are creating designs that may one day make this planet better for everyone. [Below] Children at reading time listen to the amazing story of “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples’ Ears” KIDSContinued from page 5

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The Pelican 27 Friday, August 10, 2012 If you cannot locate a Pelican call 954-783-8700 become a home owner instead of paying rent and having nothing to show for it.” He adds, “D.R. Horton also offers closing cost incentives if the buyer uses one of Horton’s preferred lenders and its title company. I would advise any person who has ever contemplated home ownership to move on it now. There will never be a better time.” Roca heads up the South East Florida Division of the company which includes 16 active communities and growing. “I’ve been with the company for 19 years,” he says, “and served in many capacities. I began in the home building side as a construction superintendent so I know this business from every aspect. D.R. Horton does a great job and our reputation helps when we are offering an entire community within a community. Orchid Grove has attracted families, single and married teachers, police, reman and second home buyers who are helping their children with a rst home. “Our new home owners seem to give special raves to the beauty and the ef cient design of the kitchens, and the large size of the master bedroom with walk in closets.” To tour Orchid Grove and the new two story town homes, call 954-943-2146. Model homes offer buyers the opportunity to visualize their own placement of furniture. Here, the dining room overlooks a garden outside the window. [Staff photo] Orchid Grove Continued from page 13

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28 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 “His food is amazing. For example, he makes a crab salad using no mayonnaise at all. People just love it,” says Tracey, a former Deer eld High track star who is currently expecting her rst child. “The Snack Pack is our most popular dish. It comes with blue or snow crab, shrimp, red skin potatoes, sausage, a garlic egg and corn on the cob,” says tireless marketer Betty. “It is like a sample of everything.” Crab StopContinued from page 16When asked which crab species is most requested, Betty answers that the blue crab is for people who don’t mind putting in a little bit of work while the snow crab provides a slightly easier-tomanage cluster. “We also offer Dungeness crab and the rarely found golden crab,” adds the friendly matriarch. “But the best part is our delicious garlic sauce or special Maryland style seasoning that is far better than the usual Old Bay spice blend.” “Our homemade crab salad with no mayo and our crab cakes with almost no ller are both very popular,” says Betty who also extols the virtues of Chef Jackson’s secret special mustard based “Touchdown” sauce. “It is the dipping sauce of choice for most items. In fact, it is so good we are thinking of selling it in area grocery stores.” For meat a cionados, the Crab Spot serves up plump, juicy wings with over 10 homemade sauces such as barbecue, honey mustard, hot garlic and lemon pepper. The truly voracious will luxuriate in the warm, meaty glow of the eye-popping 12 oz. monster burger. “Our giant homemade burger is de nitely my favorite item on the menu,” says the athletic Chef Jackson. The vaunted “snack pack” features 3 blue crabs or 1 snow cluster, 3 jumbo shrimp, 1 order of Kielbasa, 1 garlic egg, a lb of seasoned potatoes and a soda for a mere $13. Fried sh sandwiches start at $6, snow clusters at $7, Dungeness at $10 and crab cakes are $5. The 12 oz monster burger with fries is $6.50 while wings are around $.75 apiece. There is a whole selection of lunch specials and family packs that offer different combinations of crab, shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes for small and large groups alike. All major credit cards are accepted and there is plenty of free parking. “Although we specialize mostly in take-out, we do have seating for up to 40 people,” says Tracey who knows she has a winning product on her hands. And for a sweet conclusion, The Crab Spot proposes lemon pound cake or chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy! The Crab Stop is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The lightly battered fried jumbo shrimp go perfectly with former Miami Dolphins cornerback Calvin Jackson’s secret “Touchdown” dipping sauce.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 32 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com Send news to siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican 109 days left in 2012 Hurricane season By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFTwenty years after one of Floridas most horri c hurricanes hit Homestead, the Miami Science Museum is hosting a day of remembrance on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. complete with memories of that day told by survivor Stan Goldenberg, a hurricane researcher at NOAA; Max May eld, former director of the National Hurricane Center, and Bryan Norcross, the Ch. 4 meteorologist who covered the storm. Those experiences will be shared at 1:30 p.m. Andrew hit with Category 5 winds on August 24, making landfall around 5 a.m. The storm left the City of Homestead completely devastated and for the South Florida community has become the one storm that has never been forgotten. For the survivors, their memories are as clear as the day they occurred. The museums planetarium will be dialed back to replicate the night sky on Aug. 24, 1992. Two shows will be presented there, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 4 p.m. The show includes radio WLRNs Remembering Andrew program. Those who lived through Hurricane Andrew will tell their tales at Miami Science Museum exhibit See ANDREW on page 18 Chickl-A in Pompano draws protestersBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Carl Mainhart drove from Sarasota to the ChicklA in Pompano. But Mainhart didnt take the 220-mile trip for a chicken sandwich and an order of waf e fries. On Friday, Mainhart joined fellow protesters for National Same Sex Kiss Day, a protest organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at Chickl-A locations across the country. The event was in response to the fast food chains support of anti-gay marriage causes and Chickl-A President Dan Cathys comments condemning gay marriage. I think we are inviting Gods judgment on our nation when we See PROTEST on page 19 Two women with deep Democratic ties to the party vie for Dist. 22By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDemocratic voters in Congressional Dist. 22, which runs the coastline from Fort Lauderdale through north Palm Beach County, will choose between former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in next Tuesdays primary. Frankel declared early in this race and has raised the most money by far. She reports about $1.4 million in her bank account. In contrast, Jacobs, who announced in February, has around $250,000 to spend in the waning days of this election period. Both women support president Obamas health care act, womens reproductive rights, help for veterans returning from foreign wars, money for education. Frankel has gained the support of many high-pro le Democrats including Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former Florida governor Buddy Mackay and Sen. Ted Deutch. Jacobs endorsements come from the unions including the AFL-CIO, police and re and voting PACs including Democrats for America. Frankel served 14 years in the state legislature before being elected mayor in 2003 and for an eightyear term. She is credited with the revitalization of downtown West Palm Beach and with being a staunch supporter of Israel. Jacobs was elected to the Broward County Commission in 1998 and is chairman of the regional Tri-Rail Committee, chair of the Presidents National Ocean Council Coordinating Committee and sponsor of the Living Wage Ordinance for county workers. For the candidates positions on major issues, see page 6.Carl Mainhart adds his sign to the protest against Chickl-A in Pompano Beach last Friday. The demonstration was in response to the anti-gay marriage comments the president of Chickl-A made and the companys nancial support of anti-gay marriage organizations. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]

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The Pelican 3 Friday, August 10, 2012 In preparation for the opening of school, the Broward County Health Department has scheduled free back to school immunizations for children at several area locations. Broward public schools open Aug. 20. In Oakland Park, immunizations will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jaco Pastorius Park and Community Center, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. In Pompano Beach, immunizations will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 to 17 at Pompano Beach Middle School, 310 NE 6 St. Call 954-467-4784.Book saleOakland Park A book sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St. Call 954-6304370. Health Dept. offers free back to school immunizations Broward Sheriffs Of ce offers free physicals, immunizations Pompano Beach On Aug. 11, parents who take their children to the Broward Sheriffs Of ce, 100 SW 3 St., Pompano Beach, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. can get free physicals and immunizations required by Broward Schools. The event is limited to children K through 12 entering Florida schools for the rst time. Children must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians and must have previous immunization records with them. Free mammograms will be available for women over 50 at the event which is sponsored by the Sheriff, Everest University and Holy Cross Hospital. Call 954-467-4700., ext. 4042 for an appointment. Children entering grades three through six will be offered free book bags as long as they last. Call 954-786-4313. Early voting sitesEarly voting for the Aug. 14 primaries begins Aug. 4 and runs until Aug. 11. Voters can cast their ballots from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two of the early voting sites are Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., and Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For a full list of early voting sites, visit www.browardsoe.org or call 954-357-7050.

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4 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com Member breakfastOn Aug. 16, Everest University, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber and Comcast host breakfast at Everest University. Cost is $10 at the door, $15 with no RSVP at door. RSVP by Aug. 15. Call 954-941-2940.Chamber reaches Social Security ageJoin one of the Action Teams and help plan the Pompano Chamber heats up summers end 65th Birthday Party and the 50th Annual Boat Parade. The chamber celebrates its 65th birthday in October and is seeking party meisters to make it memorable. Call 954941-2940 to get on board.2012 Pompano Beach Business ExpoGet ready to learn about all the amazing businesses, new and old, in Pompano Beach. See CHAMBER on page 12 Residents should see no increase in taxes or fees if proposed budget is approvedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach While budget preparations for scal year 2012-13 are still underway, projections are that property owners will contribute about the same amount as this year $26.7 million. That revenue was raised for the current budget with a millage rate of $5.76 per $1,000 of assessed property values. Finance Director Hugh Dunkley, in appearances before civic groups, is saying the proposed budget calls for no increase in the millage and no rate increases for water, sewer or solid waste services. Property taxes make up 21 percent of the citys revenue general fund revenue. Fees for services provide 41 percent of the total budget. The total budget for next year stands at $132.1 million, $77 million of that for operating expenses [the general fund] the remainder for utility funds and insurance services. In the current scal year, $73.8 million is allotted for the general fund. The citys two largest departmentspolice and re both managed and staffed by the Broward Sheriffs of ce, are showing just small increases in expenditures. Together they account for $40.5 million of the general fund. Expenditures in Parks and Recreation, another large department, have been reduced by 2.7 percent and are projected at $10.7 million. Dunkley says one trend may be showing that economic recovery is in sight. Foreclosures in Deer eld Beach peaked in 2010 when 972 properties were in default. So far this year, only 160 have See BUDGET on page 17

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The Pelican 5 Friday, August 10, 2012 Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Order Phylliss new book, China Dahl on Amazon.com. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFabiana Neimetz called Beth Hickman, preschool director of KIDS Early Learning, goes above and beyond the expected for her children The Pelican to say, Beth Hickman, director of this 5star preschool is making a big difference in my life and the lives of many parents who send their little ones to this wonderful school. Im a single parent with a threeyear-old son, Marcello, who attends KIDS. He loves his school so much, he cries when I come to pick him up. They toilet-trained him in three days, transferred him to an older childrens group and hes having a ball. His learning progress is amazing! Located at 132 SE 11 Ave., in an area adjacent to Temple Sholom, a visit to this preschool makes it easy to understand how it earned 5 stars from the Broward County rating agency. When The Pelican arrived, many children were outside doing a variety of activities, all under supervision. The four and ve-year-olds were undercover tie-dying tee shirts. Young ones were running in and out of a hose with sprinkler attachment. Others were riding tricycles, trying to master the hoola hoop, and more. They even have an area for a hands-on thriving garden. Director Beth Hickman welcomes unannounced Beth Hickman, director of Kids Early Learning helps children with a Play-Doh project. [Staff photo]See KIDS on page 26

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6 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2012. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael dOliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XX, Issue 32 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren LettersRecovery house causing concernsTo the Editor, I read your article about the TLC Recovery House in Deer eld Beach and was wondering if anyone is aware this is also happening in good old Pompano Beach at 1308 NE 4 St., the location of the Next Step Sober House Inc. for drug addicted women. My family and I have owned a duplex next door for 26 years that we live in. We are across the street from Pompano Beach High School, near the middle school, an elementary school and daycare center. Heres a little history on the sober house. It is a duplex that was in foreclosure for about three years. Someone bought it, did a little work and one day there was a woman renting out both sides. Next thing we knew a pickup truck pulls in with a bunch of green lawn bags and starts taking them inside. Came home the next day and there were a bunch of women hanging out in the driveway smoking and talking. One came over to me and I said, Welcome to the neighborhood. She smiled at me and said, This is a halfway house for drug addicted women and there are 11 of us living here. Since this happened in January 2012, this place has had a revolving door and some residents have been nice and some have not. To say the least, there have been issues and problems. The place seems totally unsupervised and promises a lot of services that arent being delivered. We have no idea how many people live there at any one time. I have been in touch with everyone from the governor on down to of cials in the City of Pompano Beach. Other neighbors are getting up in arms about it too as there is no supervision or rules being enforced here and the weekends are the worst. People hang out until all hours of the night with guys and girls coming and going. We get no rest and cant hang out in our own yards as there are always things going on with them. We are prisoners in our own home. I did not know the F word could be used so many ways. I have sent a bunch of e-mails to city, county and state of cials and it seems as though nobody knows what to do as there are no laws on the books to deal with this situation. Name withheld by request Pompano Beach To the Editor, I will be happy to vote yes on Amendment one to repeal the ban on Sunday alcohol sales in Pompano Beach. I am not happy with the second part which gives the city commission the authority to set new hours. They could leave the bars open around the clock. On the other hand they might bring back Prohibition. Michael L. Cooks, Pompano BeachReader says vote Yes on alcohol sales1. How would you bring jobs to Dist. 22 and improve the business climate?I would use my experience as a mayor who led efforts to create a new economic vibrancy in West Palm Beach. In Congress, I will advocate for infrastructure spending, education reform, and investment in research and development. I will support incentives for business that create and keep jobs in the United States. I will work with local businesses to support their needs.2. What is your position on the Affordable Health Care Act? Aug. 14 election pits two strong Democrats against each other for spot on November ballot The Affordable Care Act has expanded access to health care to millions of Americans who lack health insurance. With this new law, children can stay on their parents insurance, seniors can get free wellness checkups, and insurance companies can no longer discriminate based on pre-existing conditions. In Congress, I will work to make the law even better.3. Are there provisions in the healthcare act that concern you? If so, what exactly are they and what would you propose?I would support broadening the small business tax credit to ensure that more people have access to quality health care.4. What is your position on tax dollars going to support private schools?We must invest in and reform our public schools, so that all our children can compete in the new global economy. I oppose giving taxpayer dollars to exclusive private academies.5. There is a divide in Congress along partisan lines. How would you work to remedy this and get legislation passed?Like most Americans, I am frustrated by a federal government that is paralyzed. In Washington, politicians are ghting each other instead of working for us. I will bring a roll up my sleeves attitude to solve problems, not create them. As a state legislator, I learned how to operate both in the minority and majority. Working with Republicans, I helped pass important legislation on such issues as HIV/AIDS, children and tobacco, childcare, child welfare, womens health care, and health education. As mayor, partnering with business, neighborhood leaders, and my city commission, we revitalized West Palm Beach. We did this by reducing crime, making strategic investments in infrastructure, and working with small businesses to help bring new jobs and a new vibrancy. In Congress, I will use this experience to work with members of both parties so that together we can nd areas of common ground and move forward.6. Give examples of your efforts on environmental issues.As the mayor of West Palm Beach, I created a Department of Sustainability and implemented procedures to reduce our carbon footprint. In 2007, I was among the rst of over 1,000 mayors who signed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. In the state legislature, I voted to begin restoration of the Everglades and to increase funding for its preservation.7. Where do you stand on Roe v Wade?I support the right of women to have access to the tools and information we need to make important, life-changing decisions. 8. What is your strong suit when it comes to domestic policy?As West Palm Beachs mayor, I took on the establishment to cut crime, create jobs, and balance the budget. In the legislature, I took on insurance companies, forcing them to cover mammograms and stopping them from gouging seniors. In Congress, Ill strengthen Social Security, defend Medicare and protect womens healthcare.9. What is your strong suit when it comes to foreign policy?As the mother of a U.S. Marine veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, I have followed foreign policy issues for many years. I understand the effect that war has on families and the challenges facing returning military personnel.See FRANKEL on page 7Lois FrankelOpinion

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The Pelican 7 Friday, August 10, 2012 1. How would you bring jobs to Dist. 22 and improve the business climate?Im committed to bringing jobs and economic opportunity to the region. As a Broward County Commissioner, I have worked to provide fair wages for workers and I have fought for a number of projects which created jobs in our community. I believe in encouraging environmentally-friendly job growth and there are several opportunities here now. 2. What is your position on Affordable Health Care ?The Affordable Care Act ensures that millions of Americans who were previously unable to obtain health care coverage due to a preexisting condition have access to care; it makes strides to lower the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, and it allows millions of younger Americans to stay on their parents health insurance plans. In short, President Obamas health care law grants affordable, accessible insurance and strives to raise the quality of care for all Americans. 3. Are there provisions in the healthcare act that concern you? If so, what would you propose?I fully support the Affordable Care Act and as a member of Congress I will continue to pursue additional reforms that strengthen and reform our current health care system.4. What is your position on tax dollars going to support private schools?We need to make sure that our public school system is fully funded so our students can bene t from the cutting edge technologies that will give them the advantage in todays global economy. As a graduate of public schools and mother of three children who attended public schools, making sure public tax dollars are not diverted from our school districts is very important to me 5. There is a divide in Congress along partisan lines. How would you work to remedy this and get legislation passed?I am frustrated and disappointed by the name calling in Congress. Members of Congress are too focused on placating special interest groups and do not work toward achieving viable, productive solutions to the problems facing this country. As a member of Congress, I will identify problems, organize divergent groups to work together to build consensus and bring about real change. 6. Give examples of your efforts on environmental issues.I developed and implemented the NatureScape program, which provides a common sense approach to water conservation and which received national recognition by the National Wildlife Federation in 2006. Broward County is one of only two counties in the nation to achieve certi cation by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat. As chair of Broward Countys Climate Change Task Force, I spearheaded the development of a regional climate change compact, the rst such agreement in the country. Last year, I was selected to serve as chair of the White House National Ocean Councils Governance Coordinating Committee, which advises President Obama on policies involving oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes. 7. Where do you stand on Roe v. Wade?I have and always will stand for a womans right to choose. 8. What is your strong suit when it comes to domestic policy?Environmental sustainability has always been a top priority of mine. The air we breathe and the water we drink are at risk. In South Florida, many of our resources have been squandered for short-term economic gains. Florida has developed 80 percent of the Everglades. This has eliminated over 50 percent of our natural water storage. There are a number of key pieces of legislation under consideration by Congress which could jeopardize our natural environment and our national security. I would oppose any measure that would weaken the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act, and I will always support the EPAs ability to its job. 9. What is your strong suit when it comes to foreign policy?We need to improve our relationships among the United States and Central, South American nations and Caribbean Islands as trading partners and regional allies. 10. Would you change anything about the way our government is conducting itself abroad?We need to work toward bringing our servicemen and women home 10. Would you change anything about the way our government is conducting itself abroad?I would like to see us reduce our efforts in Afghanistan as soon as possible.11. What sort of immigration policy do you favor?Americas immigration laws must re ect our nations values. Any kind of immigration reform must take border security seriously. Porous borders put us all at risk. With that said, we need to allow responsible immigrants to earn their citizenship and respect the tremendous contributions immigrants make to our society.FrankelContinued from page 6 now. The war in Afghanistan has cost our country too much. I have a strong record of advocating for veterans here in South Florida and will continue to do so when in Congress.11. What sort of immigration policy do you favor? Congress failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform has opened the door to intolerance. Elected of cials have attempted to respond to this dynamic by ramping up enforcement without reforming the underlying immigration system. The enforcement-only approach also includes efforts to impose mandatory electronic employment veri cation. Under federal law, employers are responsible for verifying the immigration status of their workers. The I-9 paper veri cation system that has been in place since 1986 is obviously inadequate, and the voluntary E-Verify system that was adopted as a pilot project that same year is plagued by inaccuracy and employer misuse. Kristin JacobsDemocratsThe Pelican supports Kristin Jacobs in the Congressional District 22 primary but not because she is the home team. An experienced politician, Jacobs pledges to work across the aisle to alleviate the bi-partisan temperaments that have controlled Congress. That would have been bene cial in the last session. Depending on the outcomes in November, it could be even more important in the new Congress. It is also a mark of maturity, we think, when elected of cials understand the art of compromise. Jacobs platform for this congressional race could be a model for Democrats. She is a We support Jacobs for Congress in Tuesdays primary electionavid conservationist. She supports Obamas health care act, upholds Roe versus Wade, supports both higher wages for workers and affordable housing. She is against legislation that erodes controls on impacts to the environment, wants tax dollars dedicated to public education, would bring servicemen and women home from Afghanistan, has serious concerns over current immigration policies. Not surprisingly, she has the support of labor and voting groups. Unfortunately, she entered this contest late in the game and is far behind in campaign contributions. Her message may not be heard by Democrats in the 22nd Congressional District. She is also at a de cit because there are more voters in Palm Beach County where her opponent Lois Frankel served as a state legislator and mayor of West Palm Beach. Jacobs is coping by working tirelessly to win the primary Aug. 14. Anyone who has followed her career on the Broward County Commission knows she has unlimited energy. She has forged coalitions on regional transportation and environmental issues and was appointed by President Obama to his Ocean Council Coordinating Committee which she now chairs. She has headed up climate change and water resource task forces and the SF Regional Planning Council. A complete list of her achievements and activities can be found on her website: votekristinjacobs.com. We very much support the fact that in our country an ordinary citizen equipped not with money nor powerful friends, but with intelligence and determination, can become a congresswoman. Jacobs came to politics as a neighborhood activist. She is the epitome of a grassroots campaigner. Her positions, once local, have become global. Now Broward Countys vice mayor, she is term limited here. It is time to put her talents to work for us in Washington, D.C.Your vote counts on Aug. 14Opinion Editorial

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8 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Ilene Lieberman 65, is the mother of three children and three grand County Court Judge, Group 6 homicide to DUI and domestic violence cases. I participated in the largest and longest multiple defendant jury trial in Broward County history lasting 12 weeks, and over 500 jurors were questioned to sit on an organized crime and racketeering case. I am experienced in business and commercial litigation cases involving breach of contract, garnishment and collections cases. In civil court, I am a juvenile dependency attorney representing indigent parents charged with abuse, abandonment or neglect. I support the Make a Wish Foundation and Kiwanis. children. She graduated from State University College at Cortland with a bachelors degree and received her law degree at Nova Southeastern University in 1989. She has practiced law in Broward for 22 years. Work experience I have handled probate, guardianship, and commercial transactions in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. I have written appeals and handled matters before the Florida Elections Commission and the Commission on Ethics in Tallahassee. As mayor of Lauderhill for eight and onehalf years, I supervised the city attorneys of ce. Positions held City Commissioner, Lauderhill 1984 to 1988; Strong Mayor (elected Chief Administrative Of cer), Lauderhill 1988 to 1996; Broward County Commissioner, 1996 to present. Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward Judge? No. Though I have appeared before both county and circuit court judges, as well as administrative agencies, these matters are heard in hearings before judges and dependent upon case law and legal precedent. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have practiced law for 22 years. I have 28 years of experience in quasi-judicial hearings, which are similar to county court hearings. I have written city and county laws, violations of which are heard by county court judges. I have a lifetime of experience in helping people solve their problems.Lieberman McHugh Robert Bob Nichols, 51, and his wife Kathryn have two children. Robert Richard Sachs, 44, has two children. He received his bachelor of science from County Court Judge, Group 5 Nichols, Sachs, Levine Roshawn Banks, 43, has one son. She graduated from the University of Florida County Court Judge, Group 10 Banks, Diaz and GoodisKathleen Mary Katie McHugh 44, is a lifetime resident of Broward Group 6County. She graduated from Cardinal Gibbons in 1986. She received a degree in criminology in 1990 from Florida State University and her law degree from Nova Southeastern in 1994. Work experience I was a former Broward County Public Defender from 1995 until 1998. I have been in private practice for the last 15 years focusing on civil and criminal litigation. I have been practicing law in county and circuit court for the last 18 years. Elected positions None Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward Judge I am lead trial counsel in over 100 jury trials ranging from homicide to DUI. I was awarded Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Year by the Broward County Public Defender in 1995. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have 18 years of courtroom and trial experience. I worked as an assistant public defender for three years and was lead trial counsel in over 100 jury trials from McHugh, continued graduated from Stetson University School of law in 1998. His private practice consists of criminal defense, civil litigation, business and family law. Work experience Prosecutor for Broward and Pinellas Counties, Supervisor of DUI, Homicide Unit and Child Abuse Unit, Supervising Attorney at Allstate Insurance Broward Of ce; Instructor for: U.S. Attorneys Of ce, FBI, Secret Service, NYPD, BSO, and police academies across the country; Advisor for: U.S. Senate & House, U.S. Customs, American Prosecutors Research Institute, and Scotland Yard; Presidents Task Force on Drug Abuse in Schools; National Organization of Women Task Force for Rape Prevention; Governors Task Force on Domestic Violence; Attorney Generals Task Force on Drug Traf cking Elected Positions President of FLA Foundation, organization dedicated to drowning prevention; vice-president of Communities Against Violence; board of Governors for Coral Ridge Home Owners Association What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have experienced both sides of criminal law, representing victims of crimes as well as defending those accused of misconduct. I have helped our local and national legislators shape new laws, and taught our law enforcement agencies to uphold them. I have dedicated my life to helping others. I am in the business of helping people and hope to continue that path from the bench.Group 5the University of Florida in 1990. He received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, cum laude, in 1994. His law specialty is litigation. He has practiced 18 years in Broward County Work Experience Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 2006 to the present, a litigation rm representing clients in commercial, construction, and real estate litigation. Sachs also serves as a Florida Supreme Court and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida as a certi ed mediator and a quali ed arbitrator by the Florida Supreme Court and nancial industry. He has tried many cases before Broward judges and has never held an elected of ce. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? During my last year of law school, I spent three months as a law clerk for a circuit court judge in Broward County. In chambers, the judge regularly discussed with me the rationale for his rulings, and what he thought the state attorney and public defender were doing right and wrong. I have argued more than 1,000 hearings and 50 to 60 trials As an arbitrator, I make rulings on the admissibility of evidence, rulings on objections, and ultimate ndings of fact and conclusions of law. Those are the same decisions made by a judge on a daily basis, during hearings and trials. This year alone, I have already spent in excess of 40 hours serving as an arbitrator.Sachs, continuedlaw School in 1998 with a specialty in foreclosure defense and criminal defense. In addition to her private law rm, Banks is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern law School. She is a former assistant public defender, an assistant county attorney and a special magistrate. She has been practicing law in Broward County for 14 years in criminal and civil courts. Elected positions Broward County Bar Association President and Reddick Bar Association President. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have a diversity of experience which includes the private and government sector, criminal and civil experience, in both state and federal court. I have also taught college students and now law students. I have a commitment to community service, a judge serves the community. I served my country in the US Navy, my church through the Prison Ministry. I serve in my community with fundraisers and pro bono service (received the Outstanding Pro Bono Award from the Florida Supreme Court). My law rm regularly hosts free foreclosure seminars for homeowners. Judge Robert F. Bob Diaz received his law degree at Nova Southeastern University in 1984. He and his wife Dian, have one child. Judge Diaz has served as county court judge for 20 years and has taught at Nova Southeastern University Law School for 23 years. Olga Levine, 48, is married to Alan Levine. They have one son. Levine Group 5graduated from law school at the University of Florida in 1988. She works as an assistant public defender in the mental health division at the Of ce of the Public Defender. She has practiced in Broward County for 23 years. She has never had any elected positions. What is your law specialty? I am not board certi ed in any particular area of law. I do work with mental health consumers and children with intellectual disabilities. [I] represent children and adults who are mental health consumers and/or have intellectual disabilities in civil and delinquency proceedings. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? Yes. I have extensive courtroom experience trying cases and conducting evidentiary hearings throughout my 23 years of practice in Broward County. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? Since 1989, I have appeared in court on an almost daily basis for the majority of my career. I have represented thousands of clients in criminal and civil hearings. I have handled all aspects of criminal defense from arraignment to trial and have done hundreds of evidentiary hearings in civil proceedings. I have learned how to run a courtroom both ef ciently and effectively. I have gained a great understanding as to the diversity of our community and the challenges that many individuals face. This diversity of legal and personal experience will be an asset as a County Court Judge where many people are unrepresented by counsel. I am committed to public service both professionally and personally as an active board member, for many years, of Broward Childrens Center, Soref JCC, and the Broward County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board. Group 10Randy Goodis, 44, graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1993 with a specialty in criminal defense. He has held the positions of assistant public defender and assistant state attorney and has been in private practice for 16 years. He has held no elected positions. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? Yes. Most of my cases are in Broward County. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I am the only candidate in this race that is a former public defender as well as a former assistant state attorney. I have also had the most experience in private practice of the three of us. Group 10

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The Pelican 9 Friday, August 10, 2012 County Court Judge, Group 32 Miller, GoldenJudge Terri-Ann Miller, 57 is married with two children. She received her bachelor of business administration in 1976 from the University of Miami and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1979. Work experience Judge Miller has served as assistant public defender and practiced law in Broward for 33 years. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? I am a Broward judge, and prior to becoming one, when I was a sole practitioner, I tried many cases before Broward judges. Any elected positions? Miami-Dade County Judge, 1993-2001 What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have nearly 14 years experience, education and training as a county judge.Group 32Circuit Judge 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 35Rocque, Ross Judge Dale Ross, 65, and his wife, Wanda have two children and four grandchildren. Judge Ross received his law degree from Stetson University School of Law in 1973. From 1973 to 1981, Ross practiced general law. He served as a Broward County Court Judge from 1981 to 1987 and as a Broward County Circuit judge from 1987 to the present. He served as chief judge in Florida from 1991 to 2007. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? In over 30 years as a judge, I have presided over hundreds of trials in every division of the courthouse. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I have served as a judge for 30 plus years, and almost 17 years as chief judge of the second largest circuit in Florida. Ive served in every division within the court system and presided over every type of case from misdemeanor to murder, all types of civil cases, probate, family, juvenile, dependency, domestic violence, etc. I have also served as an associate judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Judge Diaz has received the following awards: Public Defender of the Year [1990]; Hispanic of the Year [1995] and Judge of the Year [1996]. The Pelican obtained the above information from Judge Diazs Facebook page and from other news articles. The Pelican was unable to contact Judge Diaz.Diaz, continued Melanie Golden, 33 graduated from law school at the University of Florida in 2004 with a specialty in criminal and civil litigation. She has practiced law in Florida for seven years. She has held no previous elected positions. What work experience do you have? I was an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County for 5 years: in our Broward courtrooms every day, handling large caseloads, training legal interns, showing patience and understanding in counseling my clients and their families, and ensuring the United States Constitution and Florida Consitution were upheld and litigants were treated fairly. In recent years, I have been practicing civil litigation including representing clients in civil mediations. I am also formerly certi ed by the Florida Supreme Court as a county court mediator and guardian ad litem. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? Ive been lead counsel in over 100 trials, both jury and non-jury, in courtrooms all over the State from Duval to Monroe Counties and many in between, but many of these trials were right here in Broward County. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? Despite having spent much of my career as a defense attorney, the voters should know that I my family was also the victim of crime when my father, Eric Golden, was killed 25 years ago here in Broward County, so I understand more than anyone the impact crime has on victims, their families and the community at large. Because I am balanced between my own life experience and my professional experience, the public can be assured that I will apply the law fairly and without bias. Michael Mickey Rocque, 51 is the father of three children and one grandchild. He graduated from Nova Southeastern Law School with a specialty in criminal defense. From 1993 to the present, he has practiced as a private criminal defense attorney. He has also served as an assistant public defender for Broward County. He has practiced in Broward County for 25 years. He has held no previously elected positions. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward Judge? Yes. I have tried over approximately 150 jury trials and countless non-jury trials and evidentiary hearings in Broward County. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? Having practiced as an attorney and a trial lawyer for 25 years, I have represented and counseled thousands of people in the community with their legal problems, as well as try many cases in our court system. I have served as adjunct law professor at Nova Law School for 25 years as a mentor for many young lawyers and law students in their careers. My legal and educational experiences, along with my life experiences, not only as a father and now a grandfather, but also as a son, have given me the understanding and appreciation of life in this wonderful country. I truly believe I have the ability to understand and relate to the people and entities that I will be serving in the capacity as a circuit court judge. My legal, business and life skills, along with my compassion and understanding for people will be a tremendous asset in serving as a Judge on the Circuit Court Bench.Vote on Aug. 14 Clari cation:We regret that questionnaires were not received in time for two candidates who face each other on Aug. 14: Michael Ian Rothschild and Julie Shapiro-Harris are seeking election to the bench in the 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 19.

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10 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 Send in your news! siren2415@gmail.com Oliver Parker, 61 and his wife, Lorene, have two children and two Circuit Judge 17th Judicial, Group 45 Gonzalez, Parker, Sokoloff, Watson Julio E. Gonzalez, 42 is married with three children. He received his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law in 1995. His law specialty is criminal defense in state and federal courts. Gonzalez served as a Broward County Judge and acting circuit judge from 2006 to 2009. In 2008 the Broward Attorney Bar Poll named him the highest rated judge for legal knowledge, judicial ethics, and judicial temperament. Work experience Along with my judicial experience, I have been an attorney for 17 years. And during the course of my work, I have served as a prosecutor, public defender, university professor, and have worked in private practice. As a prosecutor in both the Kings County District Attorneys Of ce and the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Of ce, I prosecuted cases from the misdemeanor level up to life felonies. I presented hundreds of cases before grand juries. During my tenure as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society [criminal division] and in private practice, I represented hundreds of clients charged with criminal offenses. I tried more than 40 jury trials to verdict. I have also taught at the university/ college level, courses in constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics and administrative law. I recently taught courses in ethics and administrative law at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? During my judicial tenure I presided over domestic, criminal and civil divisions. As a jurist, I presided over misdemeanor and felony jury trials; as well as civil jury trials in the speci c areas of slip-and-fall cases and motor vehicle accidents. In terms of my overall judicial experience, I presided over more than 400 jury trials, bench trials, and hearings, combined. Gonzalez, continuedParker, continued grandchildren. Parker, who has practiced law in Broward County for 35 years, received his law degree from the University of Miami in 1976. Since that time, he has been in private practice as a trial attorney. Elected positions Supervisor of Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District; mayor of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea [1998 to 2008] and vice mayor of LBTS from 1994 to 1998. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? I am a seasoned and experienced trial attorney who has been practicing law in Broward County for almost 35 years. During that time, on the criminal side, Ive tried virtually everything, including but not limited to traf c tickets, DUI, larceny, robbery, burglary, drug possession, drug traf cking, sexual assault, and murder. On the civil side, Ive tried personal injury actions, contract actions, commercial disputes, condominium disputes, landlord and tenant cases, mortgage foreclosures, mechanics lien foreclosures and real property actions. In family court, Ive tried dissolution of marriage actions, paternity actions, child custody cases and child support cases. Ive tried will contests in probate. Ive tried delinquency actions in juvenile court. Ive litigated creditors rights in bankruptcy proceedings. And Ive successfully argued a number of cases before the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Further, I was the mayor of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for 10 years, and during that time I presided over approximately 100 quasi-judicial proceedings in which there were opening and closing statements, evidence was introduced and received and witnesses gave live testimony under oath subject to cross-examination. Finally, I have a proven commitment to the people of Broward County as evidenced by my six years service on the Executive Council of Broward County Legal Aid and the thousands of hours of community service I have performed over the past 20 years as a Lion, Kiwanian and Optimist. Rhoda Sokoloff, 59, is the mother of two sons. She received her law degree from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad School of law in 1999. Her private practice consists of family, domestic violence and dependency law. She has been practicing in Broward County for 12 years. Work experience Private practice of Rhoda Sokoloff, P.A., from 2001 to present. From 1977 to 2000 she worked as a law clerk for Broward County attorneys. Do you/or have you tried cases before a Broward judge? I have tried thousands of cases before Broward judges. Elected positions? I was elected president of The National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as Vice-President of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? Based on my life experience, my work experience as an attorney, and as a legal assistant/paralegal prior to becoming an attorney, and more importantly, my commitment and outreach to the community as a whole. I have involved myself with families and individuals suffering from mental illness and/or drug/ alcohol abuse. As a result, I have learned how important it is to be impartial, fair, compassionate, respectful, having the proper demeanor and having integrity to not only the litigants, but attorneys and the like. By being a judge, this is merely an extension of my community outreach as a whole. Sokoloff, continuedLaurie Marie Watson, 52 is the mother of one son. She graduated from Stetson University College of law in 1984. Her specialty includes insurance disputes on behalf of health care providers and homeowners. She has practiced in Broward County for 27 years. Work experience 1985 Assistant State Attorney in Fort Myers. She returned home to Fort Lauderdale and began working for The City of Fort Lauderdale as one of its municipal prosecutors in 1987 Watson was also in-house counsel for Nationwide Insurance from 1990-1995 and in-house counsel for Barnett Bank 1995 to 1997. In 1997 she started her rm, Laura M. Watson. P.A. Do you/or have you ever tried cases before a Broward judge. Yes. Any elected positions? No. This is my rst election. What experience do you have that quali es you to sit on the bench? All of my 27 years of trial experience in the various areas of the law quali es me to serve as a circuit court judge. In addition to my trial experience, I have handled approximately 150 appeals.Group 45 Group 45 Group 45 Group 45Pompano Beach Fuller Brothers Funeral Home plans a back to school event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home parking lot at 1805 N. Dixie Highway. The event features free food, school supplies and haircuts. For more information, call 954-366-3758. Free school supplies, Aug. 18

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The Pelican 11 Friday, August 10, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN WRITER Oakland Park After much discussion and a near stalemate, city commissioners agreed to approve the city managers proposed preliminary millage rate at 6.43 or $6.43 for each $1,000 of taxable value, an increase from 6.01. The vote was 31. Commissioner Suzanne Oakland Park residents face tax increaseBoisvenue voted no, and Commissioner Jed Shank was absent. Commissioner Shari McCartney cast her yes vote under duress, and Mayor Anne Sallee said the commission would work to reduce the rate at a budget workshop. Commissioners also approved the proposed preliminary re assessment increase from $167 to $196. Boisvenue again voted no. The proposed increases in property taxes and re assessment will provide an additional $1.5 million in revenues, Assistant City Manager Horace McHugh said. He said Oakland Park has the fth lowest millage in the county. With expenses exceeding revenues, he said the commission must address revenues or reduce services. The managers proposed budget maintains services and includes using $3 million of the fund balance for one-time expenditures. In a year or two the fund See OP TAX on page 20By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Residents and business owners will get a break on next years millage rate but will see an increase in re assessment fees. At their special meeting on July 31, city commissioners voted unanimously for a millage rate of 6.9605, a reduction from this years millage rate of 6.9994. The gure is considered tentative. By law, a city can lower its tentative millage rate, but it cant raise it. The total millage rate consists of an operating budget rate of 6.2068, a parks debt service rate of 0.2508 and the city hall debt service rate of 0.5029. With taxable property values increased by 3.63 percent in Wilton Manors, commissioners have an extra $140,000 in revenue in the citys $24 million budget for 2012-13. Overall, taxable value rose county-wide by 1.48 percent. In all but one category, re assessment fees are slated to increase. Residential property owners will go from $128.84 to $141.65, commercial from $18.53 to $20.84, institutional from $11.39 to $15.99, government from $23.53 to $35.58 and nursing homes from $49.87 to $50.23. The only decrease is for industrial/ warehouse, which goes from $4.51 to $2.55. We evaluate how much we charge by the number of calls, said Commissioner Wilton Manors millage rate down, re fees upSee WM TAX on page 24

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12 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 During the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Business to Business Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Pompano Beach Citi Centre, over 100 regional businesses will gather for one of the areas premier business networking events of the year. The networking, fun and chance to meet with local businesses is from 5 to 8 p.m. The Pompano Beach Citi Centre is located on the corner of Copans Road and US 1 at 1955 North Federal Highway. The Expo will take place on the second oor between Lowes and Sears. Attendance to the event is open to all local business owners and the public and costs just $10 per person. Buy your ticket in advance and get two tickets for $15. Call 941-2940.State of the City, Sept 27On Sept. 27 the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber is hosting State of the City breakfast at the Elks Club. Mayor Lamar Fisher will talk about the past year and what is planned going forward. This annual event, established in 2008, is an important opportunity to discuss what is going on in Pompano Beach. The event takes place at 700 NE 10 St., Pompano. Breakfast is $25 and starts at 7:45 a.m. Attendance is open to the public. In light of all the fantastic things that are happening in our community this is an opportunity to get your arms around what the city has accomplished this year and what the plans are for the coming year, said Chamber President Ric Green. RSVP by calling the Chamber of ce @ 954-9412940 or by e-mail @ info@ pompanobeachchamber.com ChamberContinued from page 4SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com 8-11 Sheriffs Community Day & Backpack Giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-422-5818. 8-18 Relay for Life fundraiser at Deer eld Thrift, 1628 SE 3rd Court, Deer eld Beach, 9 a,m, to 5 p.m. with raf es, car washes and more. Funds will bene t American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. 954-871-9632.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, August 10, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOrchid Grove is almost a private world located right in the heart of Pompano Beach at 649 Cypress Road. Rafael J. Roca, division president D.R. Horton sat down with The Pelican to talk about his company and speci cally, this exciting opportunity for rst time and new home buyers. He says, My company, D.R. Horton has been the largest public home builder in the country for the last 10 years. In the case of Orchid Grove, we came into an existing community with 148 completed town homes. It was planned for 400 plus homes and we are building out the vacant portion of the property. Continuing he says, The amenities in this community are terri c. The just opened clubhouse is ideal for Orchid Grove town homes are ideal choices for rst time home buyersgatherings, meetings, parties and whatever the home association rules permit. There will soon be a fully equipped tness room, a pool to accommodate 400 plus residents and even a kids play room next to the tness center so children can play while their parents work out. East of 1-95, Orchid Grove is just minutes away from schools, shopping, public parks and a two-mile ride or hike to the beach. Since opening in July of 2011, over 30 homes have been sold to a diverse group of buyers, all of whom are thrilled with their purchase, according to Roca. One of those buyers is Kerry Jarboe who says, Its a lovely community and a great home for me. I sold my home in Miami to be nearer to my daughter who lives in Margate. Because I know D.R. Horton to be a great builder, I came up to see Orchid Grove, bought my home and moved in June. I look at a lovely lake. I have no complaints. Everything is as promised. Kathleen Yakubovich, who runs the Pompano Beach Tennis Center for Parks and Recreation, moved into Orchid Grove on June 29 and says, This townhouse is perfect for my husband and me. Its simplicity really appealed to me. The kids are gone. Its quiet, convenient and ideal for us because we both work. The two story town homes have three bedrooms, 2 l/2 baths, a one car garage with room for a second car in the driveway. Selling in the high $170,000 price range, Roca says, because we are working with many rst time home buyers, they can purchase a home for as little as 3 l/2 percent of purchase price as a down payment. The current interest rate is so low, this is a perfect incentive for the average wage earner to Rafael J. Roca is a Division President with D.R. Horton, Americas largest builder currently building out Orchid Grove in Pompano Beach. The 3-bedroom, 2 l/2 bath, 2-story town homes are affordable and conveniently located to schools, parks, shopping and only two miles from the beach. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]See ORCHID GROVE on page 27

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16 The PelicanFriday, August 10, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe Crab Stop 3275 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach 954-586-4024The Crab Stop is an easygoing, no-frills restaurant with the sole focus on providing copious amounts of highly avorful seafood. From several varieties of sweet crab to tasty conch fritters to fried cat sh, snapper and jumbo shrimp, there is a little bit of everything for lovers of ocean delights.Pompano Beachs Crab Stop eatery serves up the best of the sea while keeping your wallet a oat [Above] The popular Snack Pack features loads of Blue or Snow crab and jumbo shrimp along with a plethora of zesty potatoes, succulent sausage and even a garlic coated egg. [Right] Poultry a cionados will greatly appreciate the crispy hot garlic chicken wings served with crunchy fries. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]I went to college in Daytona and there was a Crab Stop Restaurant there. I liked the concept so much that I asked the owner how to go about opening one up in South Florida. I knew people would go crazy for Maryland style crab, says proprietor Tracey Gilmore. We used to be located off 10 Street in Deer eld but decided that we needed to be more visible, adds the ambitious entrepreneur. Thats why we moved onto Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach about two months ago. We are a family-owned business, says Traceys mother Betty Gilmore. And once you taste our food, youll de nitely be hooked! Indeed, the Gilmore girls have a notable secret weapon in the kitchen as the chef is not only Traceys anc but also former Miami Dolphins cornerback Calvin Jackson.See CRAB STOP on page 28

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The Pelican 17 Friday, August 10, 2012 gone into foreclosure. Other facts in the budget proposal: Deer eld Beach spends $998 per person to provide services for 75,018 people. As a comparison, Boca Raton spends $1,378 for a population of 84,400, Pompano Beach spends $1,062 for 100,319 residents and Plantation, doing the most with the least, spends $851 for each of its 84,700 citizens. Public safety numbers: BSO mans its District 10 of ce here with 1.6 sworn of cers per 1,000 residents while Pompano Beach has 2.4 of cers for every 1,000 residents and Boca Raton has 2.3. The average response time for BSO re rescue here is 4.7 minutes. The national benchmark is three to six minutes. The budget was distributed to city commissioners today. Budget hearings are set for Sept. 4 and Sept. 18, 7 p.m. BudgetContinued from page 4By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Over At the Boys & Girls Club, students learn that college isnt the only option50 percent of the children who belong to a Broward County Boys & Girls Club go to college. But for those whose posthigh school path doesnt include a two or fouryear degree, the Boys & Girls Club has other opportunities in mind. On July 21, the Boys & Girls Club held its General Construction Career Day 2012 at the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. Over 25 companies, representing the construction industry, sent representatives to the event designed to spark interest in a career in construction. Weve been doing this for ve years . so the kids can see theres a variety of places to go, said Debi Davis, Boys & Girls Club board member. Over 50 percent of our kids are going onto college [but] for those that are really not school orientated, they have the additional trades. People have a misconception were a place where juvenile delinquents go to play basketball See BOYS & GIRLS on page 22 Aja Nelloms learns how to lay bricks and mortar from Cliff Joyce of Coastal Masonry during General Construction Career Day 2012 at the Boys & Girls Clubs Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. [Photos by Michael dOliveira]

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18 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news or event! 954-783-8700 program. Also scheduled is a panel discussion on hurricane forecasting from noon to 12:45 p.m. At 3 p.m., stories of the disaster area after Andrew will be presented by Kate Hale, former director of the Miami-Dade Emergency Management Agency and Richard Ford of the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Team. Television footage of the storm before, during and after it struck will be shown at 11:20 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 2:20 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. Bringing the audience up to the present, meteorologists will tell about the current state of the tropics 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The Andrew Remembrance Day is sponsored by State Farm, Florida International University and WLRN Public Radio and TV. The Museum of Science is at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for nonmembers is $14.95; $10.95 for children ages 3 to 12. AndrewContinued from page 1Dancing in HIS PresencePompano Beach Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Dancers presents Dancing in HIS Presence, an evening of Liturgical dance on Aug. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 890 NW 15 St. For more, call 954-9432141.Night at the Ballpark Wilton Manors The Community Affairs Advisory Board is selling tickets for Night At The Ballpark, Sept. 1 at Marlins Stadium. Tickets cost $35 each and include a bus ride to and from Marlins Stadium which departs from Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave., at 5 p.m. Game time is at 7:10 p.m. The Marlins are playing the New York Mets. Tickets are on sale at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For more, call 954-390-2100.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, August 10, 2012 shake our st at Him and say, We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage, said Cathy during a radio interview. Mainhart said he drove to Pompano because he couldnt nd a protest planned in his area. He said he supports Cathys First Amendment right to speak out against gay marriage but wanted to exercise his Constitutional right to disagree. The more we stay in the closet, the more we give them a reason to hate us, said Mainhart. Michael Emanuel Rajner, who helped organize the protest, said Chickl-As owner Seth Poor was very respectful and had no problem with protesters. Rajner, in turn, urged protesters to be respectful of Chickl-As customers. Poor declined to comment. The crowd that was gathered in front of the restaurant got mostly approving car horn honk,s but some passers-by shouted anti-gay rhetoric. Rajner said it was a reminder of the challenges the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community still face. Susan Hart didnt attend Chickl-Appreciation Day because she heard about Fridays planned protest and I thought they may need support today. Hart said she isnt against gay marriage and both sides are entitled to express their views but thinks people shouldnt be boycotting a business because of its political views. Ronni Dowd, who also helped organize the protest, said she doesnt usually get involved but a message needs to be sent, adding that Chickl-As anti-gay marriage stance is hurtful to me and my community. Im just a lesbian woman trying to live my own life. In response to the controversy, Chickl-A issued a press release saying, The Chickl-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent owner/operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena. At Chickl-A, we appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at ProtestContinued from page 1 any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive in uence on all who come into contact with Chickl-A.Boating safety classLighthouse Point The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 3-7 hosts a one-day About Boating Safety course on Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. at the Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point. The ABS course meets requirements for the Floridas Boater Education Identi cation card which is now required for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1988. Topics include navigational aids, boat handling, required safety equipment and the rules for using the local waterways. Cost is $45. For more information, call 954-557-0582.Business ExpoPompano Beach The Greater Pompano Chamber Business Expo will be held Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Citi Centre, the corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway, on the second floor between Lowes and Sears. Over 100 local and regional businesses will be showcased. Attendance to the event is open to all local businesses and the public and costs just $10 per person. Buy a ticket in advance and get two tickets for $15. The Expo includes refreshments and attendees have a chance to win over 75 door prizes throughout the event. A limited amount of exhibition space is still available to Chamber and non-Chamber members. For more information, visit www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. or call 954-941-2940.Community yard salePompano Beach St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will host a community yard sale on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1111 E. Sample Road. There will be an indoor and outdoor area for vendors. Antiques, collectibles, household items, art, crafts and other items will be available. New vendors are welcome. For more, call 954781-2127.Contractors forum Pompano Beach On Aug. 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pompano Beach officials will hold a contractors forum to solicit suggestions from the public on how to improve the citys permitting process. The forum will be held at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. For more information, call 954786-4670. Marriott groundbreakingPompano Beach A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marriott will be held Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at 1208 N. Ocean Blvd. The planned hotel will have 219 rooms, 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 6,000 sq. ft. of oceanfront function areas. Additionally, the resort will have a rooftop terrace, multiple pools, ocean views and a private beach. Mayor Lamar Fisher will open the ceremonies. The hotel is slated to be open by summer of 2013. For more, call 786-301-4117.

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20 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 Wind insurance reform forumPompano Beach On Aug 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a Wind Insurance Reform Forum at the Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The forum, sponsored by Dist. 93 candidate Gerri Ann Capotosto, will include a brief power point presentation and update residents on the state of wind insurance in South Florida, followed by a question and answer session. Representatives from Citizens Insurance and the Florida Association of Insurance Reform will also attend. For more information, call 954786-4111. balance will be exhausted if you continue to use it, McHugh cautioned. Were at a crossroads, McCartney noted. We cant continue on an unsustainable path. Still, she said, the proposed 6.9 percent increase in millage is too high. She proposed to pare the millage down to 6.4 for about a 6 percent increase. That would send a signal were serious about closing the gap. Her motion for a 6.4 millage died for lack of a second. Commissioner John Adornato said hes comfortable reducing the tax rate but only if commissioners agree on what theyre cutting. Im afraid weve gotten to our core services, he said. He is concerned about crime levels and would like to add the two additional of cers requested by the Broward Sheriffs Ofce. Boisvenue said she doesnt support any layoffs. She supports merit pay increases and the additions to BSO staff. She also would like to see an additional code enforcement of cer, a cost of about $50,000, which is not in the proposed budget. Commissioners need to talk about speci c cuts and need to maintain reserves, she said. She doesnt want reserves going below $10 million. Boisvenue said she didnt have the appropriate information to set a preliminary millage rate. She asked the amount for car allowances for contract personnel. That information wasnt readily available. Sallee said she supports the additional staff for BSO and an increase for code enforcement. We need code enforcement to keep property values up. City Manager John Stunson said staff is working on improving technology for code enforcement. Boisvenue said that wasnt enough. We need bodies on the street. When commissioners couldnt agree on a proposed millage rate, McCartney said to Boisvenue, Were to set the high point. The staff recommendation includes this basket of goodies. If you think it should be more, pick the number. It should be far less, but without an answer to my questions, I dont know what that number is, Boisvenue responded. Adornato suggested splitting the difference between the managers proposal and McCartneys at 6.415. His motion got no second. Boisvenue had no suggestion. Where is Jed when we need him? McCartney asked. [Jed Shank attended part of this meeting by phone but wasnt on the line for the budget discussion or vote.] Commissioners tried again with the proposed 6.43 rate. McCartney seconded the motion to move it along and because this is silly. The motion passed 3-1. Commissioners approved a preliminary solid waste cart service assessment of $255 per year, no change from the current charge. They approved a preliminary $72 annual stormwater assessment, also unchanged The commission has scheduled a budget workshop for Aug. 29. They will adopt a tentative millage rate and budget Sept. 5 and a nal re assessment Sept. 13. OP taxContinued from page 11

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The Pelican 21 Friday, August 10, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph Pelican Classi eds Mean Business! 954-783-8700! Relay For Life of Pompano needs volunteersBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Relay For Life of Pompano Beach needs a few good committee members. Chair persons are wanted to help organize and run the event which will be held at Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave. The Relay starts at 6 p.m. on May 17, 2013 and runs until noon on May 18. Were looking for anybody who has been affected by cancer willing to step up and take charge of the Relay, said Jessie Brooks, community representative for the American Cancer Society. We want to get the committee in place by the end of August. We really want it to be a re ection of Pompano Beach. Relay, started by the American Cancer Society, is an annual event held in communities across the country as a way to raise money that will be used to fund programs to ght cancer, attempt to prevent cancer and care for those dealing with cancer. Relay participants solicit donations from friends, family and the community and take turns walking non-stop around a designated track for the duration of the event. And along with a Survivors Lap, which celebrates individuals who are in remission or have beaten cancer, Relay See RELAY on page 25

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22 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 and that couldnt be further from the truth. We had roo ng, masonry, project design, cabinetry, electrical, plumbing, a/c, steel fabricators, steel framing, ooring, drywall, we had the whole gambit, said Brian Quail, Broward Boys & Girls Club CEO. Quail said 72 members are currently going through a four-week program that will earn them 72 credit hours towards a full apprenticeship program. Over 60 percent of the jobs out there, our research shows, require some type of certi cation or additional course work beyond high school. Along with construction, the Boys & Girls Club also offers programs that expose students to the culinary arts, aviation, auto repair and broadcasting. They really dont realize that there are so many different kinds of jobs they can do, said Davis. Delvin Scott, who spent his years as a teenager at the Pompano Boys & Girls Club and later worked there as an employee, is one of those exploring a non-college-related opportunity. Like many others, Scott dreamed of a career in sports. Boys & GirlsContinued from page 17But as the years went by he realized being a pro athlete wasnt in the cards. Then, at last years construction career day, he met his future: crane operator. Its a job that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, pays a median income of $39,460 per year; similar pay to many jobs that require two to four years of formal college education. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of being a crane operator, said Scott, who is currently working on an apprenticeship with Allegiance Crane & Equipment, based in Pompano, which brought out one of its cranes for Generals Career Day. And Scotts story is exTommy Dondona of Allegiance Crane and Equipment shows Ambronson Almorose how the controls of a crane work.actly the kind of outcome the Boys & Girls Club is looking to create. Thats what the Boys & Girls Club is all about; helping members achieve higher education or job placement, said Greg Jones, Thomas D. Stefanis Unit director. Its very pleasing to see a member come though the club and progress.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, August 10, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSOkay, here we go again. I guess its good stress when all we need to do is gure out what we are going to sh for this weekend. Remember that the start of school is bearing down on us, so you need to take advantage of the next few weekends. Friday will be a snapper Flat seas again this weektrip for us on the reef. If I can get lucky and have a north current, I know we will catch tons of mangrove snapper and yellowtail snapper. We shed earlier this week for snapper, so we know its going be good if the current cooperates. Saturday we are going shing for dolphin and deep water bottom sh. We love to eat blackbelly rose sh, so we are going to put in some time in 900-ft. to load up. There are few sh out there that taste as good as the blackbelly rose sh. While we are dolphin shing we will be studying the bottom of the ocean in search of some new sword sh and grouper spots. Its actually really fun for me to have the ability to drive around researching and still have the ability to catch something. Sunday is showing only light winds, so we will be sword shing all day. Several large sh were landed this week, so I will be putting my time in. Sunrise to sunset should be long enough I think. Stay tight! also includes the Luminaria ceremony, which honors and remembers those who are still ghting cancer or have died because of the disease. Last years Pompano Relay raised a little over $40,000, short of the goal. So this year, its really important that we have a lot of volunteers, said Brooks. Wade Collum, fundraising committee chair, blamed the lingering effects of the economy for the group falling short of its goal. Were hoping to at least meet our expectations; hoping to get a little more than last year, he said. To volunteer, email Jessie Brooks at Jessie. brooks@cancer,org or call 954-200-7536.RelayContinued from page 21

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26 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 visitors as warmly as those who come with appointments. She says, Ive been dealing with early childhood care and education for 36 years and I love the challenges. What makes us great is our team of twelve teachers, all of whom have at least a CDA, or Child Development Associate, credential. And the parents of this very multi-cultural and economically diverse population are involved and supportive. One parent, Lavonne Traxler, arrived with 22month-old Napoleon who immediately ran to join his friends. He has been attending KIDS for ve months and his mom raved about his new vocabulary, social skills and his ability to play in a group. Hickman is known by staff and parents for setting goals, reaching them and providing extras that arent in the budget. She dismisses the compliments saying, We have food drives for our families in need and the parents are eager to help. They also respond to our wish list for books, bikes and supplies that are beyond the budget. One of the schools enhancements given by Hickman is the paved bike/jogging path. The path was muddy mulch, she explains. My treat was having it covered over with pavers and it was so worth it to see these toddlers master the art of the tricycle. She adds, Were all about language and literacy here so it has been my joy to introduce hundreds of books from my collection to the children and our library. On her birthday, July 11, Hickman celebrated with her little friends by bringing in a water slide, a bounce house and snow cone machine as well as 100 cupcakes which the children frosted, decorated and ate. When their voices rang out singing happy birthday to me, I knew it was the perfect way to celebrate my day. It was a super day for all of us. KIDS Early Learning Experience has been in existence for ve and a half years. It is is owned by Evelyn Wajcer and Lawrence Vatch who, Hickman says, give her free reign to do what she does best. Currently there are 80 students from six weeks to ve years of age enrolled. The VPK free Florida program for four-yearolds has 20 students. Hickman says, Its our team of teachers: Joanne, Caroline, Jody, Cindy, Kim, Cari, Karen, Amy, Gen J, Gen N, Aida, Mindy and Taina, plus my love for the school that earns us our ve stars. There may be preschools better endowed, but none can surpass us for love and caring. One of the teachers, Aida Garcia has been at KIDS since day one. She says, I love teaching the ve year olds and seeing their faces light up with pleasure as they learn math, science, alphabet, reading words and more. Beth is passionate about the school and her passion has been picked up by all of the teachers. This month, the BSO horse unit will pay a visit to the school. There have also been visits from the re rescue department. We have a thematic curriculum, Hickman explains. One parent, Fabiana Niemetz from Argentina, brought in maps, pictures and souvenirs from her country of birth to share with the children. We have a story book parent come to read to our children, even in our infant room. The parents sign up for a turn to read. The children love having parents visit. We have seven infants under one with two full time teachers attending to them. In our nursery, these two substitute moms probably give these children as much or more attention than a multitasking at-home mom might provide. This director works hard to bring in resources and provide exposure to civil servants, other countries and languages, teaching the children to appreciate, understand and accept differences. Some of the resources are free while others have costs. Shaking a huge money jar, one quarter lled, Hickman says, Sometimes we fund raise from our generous parents. Recently the parents gave $5 each when possible, and I picked up the rest for a successful petting zoo party. Everyday I try to gure new ways to enhance our curriculum, challenge our teachers and bring fun to the kids. In the summer, every Friday is Pizza Day. The extra pies are on me. When shes not putting in 50 to 60 hours at the school, she spends time with her daughter, Jessica; granddaughter, Emilee and her wonderful husband, Michael, who lets her play school every day of the week. Thank you, Beth Hickman, for your devotion to the youngest members of our community. KIDS is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with several options available to parents. For further information, or to enroll a child, call Beth Hickman at 954-782-2874. Surrounded by book cases, these two young readers have their own Snuggle Reading group. These future engineers are creating designs that may one day make this planet better for everyone. [Below] Children at reading time listen to the amazing story of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears KIDSContinued from page 5

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The Pelican 27 Friday, August 10, 2012 If you cannot locate a Pelican call 954-783-8700 become a home owner instead of paying rent and having nothing to show for it. He adds, D.R. Horton also offers closing cost incentives if the buyer uses one of Hortons preferred lenders and its title company. I would advise any person who has ever contemplated home ownership to move on it now. There will never be a better time. Roca heads up the South East Florida Division of the company which includes 16 active communities and growing. Ive been with the company for 19 years, he says, and served in many capacities. I began in the home building side as a construction superintendent so I know this business from every aspect. D.R. Horton does a great job and our reputation helps when we are offering an entire community within a community. Orchid Grove has attracted families, single and married teachers, police, reman and second home buyers who are helping their children with a rst home. Our new home owners seem to give special raves to the beauty and the ef cient design of the kitchens, and the large size of the master bedroom with walk in closets. To tour Orchid Grove and the new two story town homes, call 954-943-2146. Model homes offer buyers the opportunity to visualize their own placement of furniture. Here, the dining room overlooks a garden outside the window. [Staff photo] Orchid Grove Continued from page 13

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28 The Pelican Friday, August 10, 2012 His food is amazing. For example, he makes a crab salad using no mayonnaise at all. People just love it, says Tracey, a former Deer eld High track star who is currently expecting her rst child. The Snack Pack is our most popular dish. It comes with blue or snow crab, shrimp, red skin potatoes, sausage, a garlic egg and corn on the cob, says tireless marketer Betty. It is like a sample of everything. Crab StopContinued from page 16When asked which crab species is most requested, Betty answers that the blue crab is for people who dont mind putting in a little bit of work while the snow crab provides a slightly easier-tomanage cluster. We also offer Dungeness crab and the rarely found golden crab, adds the friendly matriarch. But the best part is our delicious garlic sauce or special Maryland style seasoning that is far better than the usual Old Bay spice blend. Our homemade crab salad with no mayo and our crab cakes with almost no ller are both very popular, says Betty who also extols the virtues of Chef Jacksons secret special mustard based Touchdown sauce. It is the dipping sauce of choice for most items. In fact, it is so good we are thinking of selling it in area grocery stores. For meat a cionados, the Crab Spot serves up plump, juicy wings with over 10 homemade sauces such as barbecue, honey mustard, hot garlic and lemon pepper. The truly voracious will luxuriate in the warm, meaty glow of the eye-popping 12 oz. monster burger. Our giant homemade burger is de nitely my favorite item on the menu, says the athletic Chef Jackson. The vaunted snack pack features 3 blue crabs or 1 snow cluster, 3 jumbo shrimp, 1 order of Kielbasa, 1 garlic egg, a lb of seasoned potatoes and a soda for a mere $13. Fried sh sandwiches start at $6, snow clusters at $7, Dungeness at $10 and crab cakes are $5. The 12 oz monster burger with fries is $6.50 while wings are around $.75 apiece. There is a whole selection of lunch specials and family packs that offer different combinations of crab, shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes for small and large groups alike. All major credit cards are accepted and there is plenty of free parking. Although we specialize mostly in take-out, we do have seating for up to 40 people, says Tracey who knows she has a winning product on her hands. And for a sweet conclusion, The Crab Spot proposes lemon pound cake or chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy! The Crab Stop is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The lightly battered fried jumbo shrimp go perfectly with former Miami Dolphins cornerback Calvin Jacksons secret Touchdown dipping sauce.

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