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Boca police charge

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By Skip Sheffield

we need most is tents
and tarps," pleads Merari
Rodriguez Miller.
"Everything is getting
wet and falling apart. We
have given the people
medical attention, food
and hope, but if we don't
get supplies to them,
we'll be back where we
started and Haiti's rainy
season starts in March."
Miller is a volunteer for
Whole Earth Ministries,
located at Victory Chris-

tian Center in Boca Raton.
Miller was invited by
mission organizer Wendy
Bryant to fly to Haiti
shortly after the devasta-
ting earthquake struck on
Jan. 12, 2010. She and
a group of eight doctors
and nurses stayed five
days, then returned for a
week in early February.
"TV has done as best they
can with their cameras,
but you have to be there
in person to understand
the endless destruction
and suffering," she says.
See HAITI page 6

By Dale M. King

days after probing an
incident of vandalism
at a Boca Raton temple
that police called a "hate
crime," three juveniles
have been charged in
connection with the in-
Police spokeswoman
Sandra Boonenberg said
that on Feb. 16, Boca
police officers stopped
a group of juveniles
near 800 South Federal
Highway. Based on a
conversation with these
individuals, she said,
Officers Patterson and

Allianz Champion Bernhard Langher is shown with, from left, Dick Schmidt, Mayor
Susan Whelchel and Jan Savarick.

Adams developed infor-
mation which connected
the juveniles to the van-
dalism at Temple Beth
El the night before.
Police said anti-Semi-
tic and racial vandalism
was discovered Feb.15
at the temple along with
damage at St. Joan ofArc
Church across the street
as well as the BocaRaton
Cemetery just south of
the two houses of wor-
ship. Boonenberg said
detectives interviewed
the three suspects, all of
whom cooperated with
investigators and admit-
ted to their involvement
in the vandalism.
See TEMPLE- page 2
a shot Boca Raton's Ber-
nhard Langher said, "If you
put me in there 50 times, I
wouldn't make it again."
The situation was dire.
Langher, who lost a one-
shot lead with two holes
to play and had to birdie
18th just to force a play-
off, had hit his second shot
into the bunker to the left
of the hole. His opponent,
John Cook, had placed his
ball onto the green, and
was within putting range of
his first Allianz Champion-
See Allianz page 23

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Municipal News

The J9oca taton Tribune

Vandalism at temple
continued fom page 1

These three suspects are be-
ing charged with criminal
mischief, and one of them is
charged with falsely pulling
a fire alarm. Under Florida
law, the names of these juve-
niles are not being released.
Officers who checked the
temple the night of Feb. 15
found damage to the bath-
room doors consisting of
a swastika, "KKK", "Hail
Hitler" and a racial slur for
blacks, all scratched into the
paint, said police. Boonen-
berg said several chairs were
broken when they were
thrown from a third floor
walkway and four vases
were broken at the mauso-
Boca Raton Fire Rescue
Services responded to a fire
alarm in the education cen-
ter. The fire captain told po-
lice they had been out to the
temple several hours earlier
for a pulled fire alarm, but
while investigating the sec-
ond call, they saw damage to
several bathroom doors that
hadn't been there earlier.

The next day, said Boonen-
berg, the foreman of Hunter
Construction said unknown
suspects jumped the fence,
pushed over a Port-O-Potty
and also splashed glue on the
floor inside a building under
construction on St. Joan of
Arc Church property on SW
Third Avenue.
In another case, at the Boca
Raton Cemetery on SW 4th
Avenue, the caretaker re-
ported several items were
knocked over, including
vases, trash cans, a fountain
and a table.
The vandalism was decried
by the Anti-Defamation Lea-
gue and by Rabbi Dan Levin
of Temple Beth El.
Boonenberg said the inves-
tigation is ongoing and charg-
es, including the enhanced
penalty for a hate crime,
may be pending.
Anyone with information
about this crime is asked to
call Detective Scott Hanley
at (561) 338-1344 or Palm
Beach County Crime Stop-
pers at (800)458-TIPS.

PBSO continues probe of burglary

at Olympic Heights High

By Staff Reports

Beach County Sheriff's
deputies continue to pro-
be an alleged break into
Olympic Heights High
School last mont that led
to the arrest of four stu-
PBSO spokesman Eric
Davis told the Boca Raton
Tribune that four Olympic
Heights students wearing

dark clothing and carry-
ing burglary tools alleg-
edly broke into the school
and went for a joy ride
in a golf cart through the
cafeteria before deputies
nabbed them.
A PBSO report said at
least one of the four sus-
pects struck a police dog.
He and another suspect
had to be examined at a
hospital for dog bites. In
the end, all four suspects
were sent to the county
Sheriff's deputies were
called to the school on
Lyons Road west of Boca
Raton by school district
security after school of-
ficers spotted four youths
on closed circuit televi-
Deputies who responded
found three young men on

the campus and a fourth a
few minutes later.
They were identified by
PBSO as Wilson C. Carter,
18; Jason Scott Bennardi-
ni, also 18; Ryan Doherty,
17; and Jason Marcus, 17,
according to investigating
reports. Davis said all four
are students at the school.
He said Carter and Ben-
nardini have both been
charged with burglary,
trespassing, petty theft,
possession of burglary
tools and contributing to
the delinquency of a mi-
nor, as well as resisting
Doherty and Marcus are
also charged with the
burglary, possession of
burglary tools and tres-
passing. Marcus was also
charged with battery on a
police work dog.

Davis told the Tribune
that PBSO is putting little
stock in a report that the
break-in was simply a se-
nior prank. The sheriff's
office spokesman said that
a school break that leaves
damage and involves in-
jury to a police dog is not
considered a prank.

Boca city officials may take another

look at annexation

By Dale M. King

It's been a few years since
Boca Raton city officials
looked into annexation the
process of bringing land ad-
jacent to the community's
borders into the city limits.
The mayor and three fel-
low City Council mem-
bers expressed a desire to
consider annexation again.
Only Councilman Anthony
Majhess rejected the idea,
saying he is "happy with the
boundaries" as they are.
City Manager Leif Ahnell
actually brought the idea
of studying annexation to
the floor at a recent council
meeting. He said that of all
the ideas that came out of

last year's goal-setting ses-
sions, annexation was the
only one that had not been
acted upon.
Historically, annexation is
only done when it is a finan-
cial benefit. Normally, if a
parcel of land or a housing
development becomes part
of the city of Boca Raton,
the municipality adds new
tax revenue. If that revenue
exceeds the added cost of
providing services, it's a
thumbs-up for Boca.
Mayor Susan Whelchel cit-
ed the need to consider ways
of pumping up revenue in
light of the tight economy
and budget restrictions. She
noted that the preparation
of the 2010-2011 spending

sheet later this year will re-
quire the council "to make
some really tough deci-
sions. We can't say no to
any idea that could possibly
benefit the city."
Ahnell said a study of anne-
xation would likely cen-
ter on areas north of Clint
Moore Road and possibly
the Boca Grove develop-
ment adjacent to the Florida
It's unlikely, he said, that
the city would consider an-
nexing Boca Del Mar.
A study of annexation ear-
ned the council's support,
but didn't get a raving re-
view. "I support studying
it," said Councilwoman
and Deputy Mayor Susan

Haynie. "That doesn't mean
I support doing it."
Councilwoman Constance
Scott said the idea has "a
lot of pros and cons." And
Councilman Mike Mul-
laugh said he felt a study "is
a good idea."
Majhess said east Boca and
west Boca are different, so
he saw no reason to try and
meld parts of those areas.
And during the discussion
of providing services, he
said he "almost took of-
fense" at the implication
that the city provides bet-
ter services than the county.
Majhess is a Palm Beach
County firefighter.
Perhaps the most histori-
cally notable annexation

of this century took place
in 2003, when Boca added
a total of 494 acres of for-
merly county property into
the city. That land included
the entire Town Center at
Boca Raton mall and such
surrounding developments
as Via Verde, the Coach
Houses at Town Place, Santa
Barbara and Fairfield Court
at Boca Raton. Because the
move was considered invo-

luntary, it required approval
by referendum vote. The
balloting in November of
2003 showed nearly unani-
mous support of annexa-
The city hired a consult-
ing firm to study the issue
before it was put to referen-
A voluntary annexation re-
quires only approval by the
city council.

The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL NEWS Thursday, March 4, 2010

Broward pair nabbed for multiple

home burglaries in Boca Raton

By Dale M. King
ton police have arrested a
man and woman from Fort
Lauderdale in connection
with a series of recent house
breaks in Boca Raton, po-
lice said. The suspects were
taken into custody follow-
ing the investigation of a
break into a home on NW
27th Street Feb. 1, said Pub-
lic Information Officer San-
dra Boonenberg. She said
Pedro Eduardo Dos Santos,
24, was charged with mul-
tiple counts of burglary to a
residence, grand theft, petty
theft, criminal mischief and
possession of burglary tools.
Boca Raton detectives said
they believe he is responsible
for more than 25 residential
burglaries in Boca Raton.
Dos Santos was arrested in
December of 2009 on simi-
lar charges, police said. Also
arrested was Tiffany Erick-
son, 22,on a traffic warrant

and multiple counts of being
an accessory after the fact.
Boonenberg said the investi-
gation is on going and there
may be further charges filed
against both individuals.
Police responded at 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 1 to a residential alarm

on NW 27th Street, police
said. The first officer on the
scene saw that a front win-
dow was smashed out. While
waiting for backup, Boonen-
berg said, he saw a black
Ford F-150 pick-up truck
parked in front of a nearby

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residence and a male carry-
ing a backpack get into the
driver's side of the vehicle.
Several days earlier, she said,
there were three similar re-
sidential burglaries. During
two of them, a black pick-up
was seen. The vehicle left but
was spotted on St. Andrews
Boulevard and stopped by
police. The driver, identified
as Dos Santos, told officers
his driver's license was cur-
rently suspended. Officers
arrested Dos Santos for the
traffic offense. Police also
found a pillowcase that
contained jewelry and a back-
pack that also contained
jewelry and burglary tools,
inside the truck, which is
registered to Erickson.
The property was identi-
fied as belonging to several
different Boca Raton vic-
tims, said the police report.
The Boca Raton Police Spe-
cial Investigations Unit (SIU)
conducted surveillance on
Erickson's home in Broward
County. Detectives said they
saw Erickson place gar-
bage bags in her neighbor's
trash cans. Police said tho-
se bags were recovered and
contained several items,
including jewelry stolen
in residential burglaries.
After obtaining a search war-
rant for the house, police
found several more items of
All of the recovered proper-
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The following reports

have been provided by

the Boca Raton Police

Services Department

Boca Raton poli-
ce are investiga-
ting a robbery that
occurred Jan. 30 at
a store on North
Federal Highway,
police said. The victim told
police two men came in, at-
tacked him and demanded mo-
ney. The employee was able
to flee the store, but his wallet
containing $800 was missing,
police said. The man suffered
abrasions to his head, said po-
Aggravated Assault:
Boca Raton police arrested
a male juvenile Jan. 31 on a
charge of aggravated battery
after he allegedly punched a
woman in the mouth, knock-
ing out one of her teeth. He
was taken to the county jail,
said police.

Shoplifting Incidents:
Boca Raton police are inves-
tigating several shoplifting re-
ports: Jan. 30, a well-dressed
man in his 60s attempted to
steal $15 worth of fruit from
a store on West Glades Road.
Police said he made off in a
white Lexus.
Jan. 30, police arrested a man
for shoplifting a shirt and
handbag at the Macy's in Town
Center at Boca Raton mall. He
was taken to the county jail.
Jan. 31, a woman was arrested
at Macy's for attempting to
steal various items of clothing
worth $246, police said. She
was given a notice to appear in
court and released.

Cocaine Possession:
A woman arrested for dri-
ving while under the influence
of alcohol Jan. 29 was also
charged with possession of

cocaine after the
substance was al-
legedly found in
her car that had
been stopped on
East Palmetto
Park Road. She
was taken to the

county jail.

Fraud Report:
A woman told Boca Raton po-
lice Jan. 29 that someone had
used her debit card number
earlier in the month to make an
unauthorized withdrawal.

Weapon Discharge:
A man admitted to Boca Ra-
ton police Jan. 29 that he fired
several rounds from his Glock
9mm pistol into the air in his
backyard. He said he dis-
charged the gun because of a
jealousy incident involving his

DUI Investigated:
A 43-year-old man was ar-
rested for driving while under
the influence of alcohol Jan.
29 following the investigation
of a traffic accident on Con-
gress Avenue, police said. He
refused to give police a breath
sample. He was taken to the
county jail.

Marijuana Possession:
A man was issued a notice to
appear in court after police
found him in possession of 8.8
grams of marijuana and pos-
session of a bong on Feb. 1.
Officers had responded to the
man's house after receiving a
complaint of a noise distur-
In a separate incident, police
said a man was arrested for
possession of marijuana fol-
lowing a traffic stop on Yama-
to Road Feb. 2. He was issued

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Community News

ETe Jocra taton tribune


BOCA RATON The follo-
wing are upcoming events
scheduled in Boca Raton.

The activities include:

Wednesday, March 3, 3p.m.,
LECTURE: Images of Women
in French Occupied Algeria,
with Carla Carlage, FAU de-
partment of Languages, Lin-
guistics and Comparative Lit-
erature. It will be held in the
Arts and Humanities Building,
room 205, at Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton cam-
pus. Free and open to the pub-
lic.Information: 561-297-3865

Wednesday, March 3, 7:15
p.m., FILM, "Trouble the Wa-
ter DeSantis Center, College
of Business Building, Florida
Atlantic University, Boca Ra-
ton campus. Free and open to
the public. Information: 561-

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m.,

LECTURE, Carolyn Myss Talks
about Spirituality and Healing,
FAU Arena at Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton cam-
pus. Tickets:$25. Information:
www.fauevents.com or 800-

Thursday, March 4, 7:30
p.m. CONCERT by FAU Sym-
phony Band, at University
Theatre of Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton cam-
pus. Free, with $10 suggested
donation, Call 561-297-3820

March 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
program for Holocaust Survi-
vors, at the Volen Center, 1515
W Palmetto Park Road, Boca
Raton. Lunch is available at
no cost to those 60 and over.
Reservations are required for
lunch by calling 561-395-
8920, extension 272 or 283.
For no-cost transportation, call
561-395-8920, extension 228,
229,283 or 272.

March 4-6, Boca High Per-
forming Arts Department will
present the musical, MY FAIR
LADY March 4, 5 and 6 at
7 pm., and also March 6 at 2
p.m. in the Kathryn Lindgren
Theatre, 1501 NW 15th Court,
Boca Raton. Tickets are $8 in
advance and $12 at the door.
Call: 561-338-1633 or visit

March 6, 8 a.m. to noon,
Junior League of Boca Ra-
ton will hold its first annual
Florida Atlantic University tra-
ck and field on the Boca Ra-
ton campus. Admission:$5 per
child. Open to those age 1 to
14. Prizes awarded for the top
three schools with the highest
participation. Call 561-620-
4778 or visit www.JLRB.

March 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., SU-
class at Gumbo Limbo Natu-

re Center, 1801 North Ocean
Blvd., Boca Raton. Make your
own sweet or savory sugars
and salts. Reservations and
prepayment required. Cost is
$15 for members, $22 for non-
members. Call 561-391-8110.

March 13, 10:30 a.m., the
Most Rev. Gerald Barbarito,
bishop of the Catholic Diocese
of Palm Beach, will celebrate
the 26th annual ANNIVERSA-
COUPLES, at St. Vincent Fer-
rer Church, 840 George Bush
Blvd., Delray Beach. Couples
who have been married 25, 40,
50 or more years may partici-
pate. Call the parish office at
561-966-8878 to enroll

March 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
fifth annual SEA TURTLE
DAY at Gumbo Limbo Nature
Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd.,
Boca Raton. The event kicks
off turtle nesting season with
exhibits, educational talks, ga-

mes and crafts.

Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m., Spanish River Park
(Pavilion 2), 3001 North Sta-
te Road A1A, Boca Raton,
boating and beach event for
people with disabilities, their
families and caregivers; sev-
eral support groups, including
Shake-A-Leg Miami, provide
boat rides and other fun expe-
riences. Free food and drink,
along with on-going live mu-
sic. Event organized by Bo-
ca Raton's Advisory Board
for People with Disabilities.
Beach wheelchairs available.
Cost is free. Contact: Chair-
man Shawn Friedkin 561- 297-

Friday, March 26, 7 p.m. at
Mizner Park Amphitheater,
Music in the Park series fea-
Admission is free.

Call (561) 393-7827.

March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
at Patch Reef Park, on Yamato
Road west of Military Trail.
Games, arts and crafts, food,
entertainment, community
groups, treats, rides (fee re-

Ongoing events are:

Each Saturday at 8 a.m., BO-
KET, local vendors and live
music, in the parking lot of
Royal Palm Place, comer of
South Federal Highway and
South Mizner Boulevard.

Saturday, April 3-May 8, 10
to 11:30 a.m., DOG PARK ET-
IQUETTE. Classes will be held
in the parking lot of Boca Raton
City Hall. Cost is $85 for resi-
dents, $106 for non-residents.
Registration begins March 20.
Call 561-393-7807 for informa-

Rotarians honor five for community service at 13th

annual OPAL Awards night

By Dale M. King
BOCA RATON- More than
300 people packed the ban-
quet room of The Club at
Boca Pointe recently to wit-
ness award presentations to
five community leaders at
the 13th annual OPAL (Out-
standing People and Lead-
ers) Awards event.
The celebration also raised
money for scholarships.
Rotary Club of Boca Raton
President Dave Freudenberg
said the event has funded
scholarships for a total of
"112 deserving high school
Recipients included Mayor
Susan Whelchel, Dr. Louise
Morrell, Dr. Dennis Frisch,
Dr. Geoff McKee and Ingrid
"We are here this evening to
honor some very special in-
dividuals from our Boca Ra-
ton community who contrib-
ute to making Boca Raton a
better place to live, work and
play" Freudenberg said.
The awards presentation fol-
lowed dinner and a live auc-

tion featuring Neil Saffer,
one of he co-chairs for the
evening, as the auctioneer.
Other co-chairs were Alan
Kaye and Janice Williams.
The night included a special
vocal performance by Ken-
dra Fulmer, daughter of re-
cipient Ingrid Fulmer and a
winner of the "Future Stars"
competition also sponsored
by the Rotary. OPALAwards
are presented in five catego-
ries: education, health &
medicine, civil service, the
private sector and commu-
nity service.
Winning in the civil service
category was Mayor Whel-
chel, who has devoted so-
me 30 years to the city as a
volunteer, community acti-
vist and political leader.
Co-chairman Alan Kaye
said Whelchel "has a strong
sense of commitment, wor-
king tirelessly for a well ba-
lanced community that in-
cludes safe neighborhoods
and a strong vibrant busi-
ness economy. She is sup-
portive of the cultural arts,

recreational and educational
programs, and a healthy
family of local non-profit
First elected to the City Coun-
cil in 1995, she was term-
limited in 2000 and was
chosen by then-Gov. Jeb
Bush to fill a vacancy on the
Palm Beach County School
Board. After completing one
term, she returned to the
She won the mayor's seat in
2008 without opposition.
Kaye said her accomplish-
ments include "leading the
charge on city-wide "green"
initiatives focusing on both
e-conomic and environ-
mental sustainability and
making sure city staff main-
tains the highest quality of
service and responsible use
of public resources for our
Mayor Whelchel serves as
keynote speaker for various
major events and has served
on numerous boards within
the community, including
the Boca Raton Historical

Receiving the honor for edu-
cation was Dr. Geoff McKee,
principal of Boca Raton
High School which was re-
cently ranked 83rd on News-
week's list of America's top
high schools.
McKee has a Ph.D. from
the University of Miami
in educational leadership,
where he earned the Award
of Academic Merit in No-
vember, 1996. He attended
Nova University, where he

received his M.S. in elemen-
tary education in October,
1992 and attended Brown
University where he earned
his B.A. in sociology in May,
1985. He was a varsity bas-
ketball player at Brown.
The Boca High principal
said children "have always
been a major focus." He has
taught Sunday school and
was the founder, coordinator
and driver for the University
Church Inner City Van Mi-
nistry in Miami.

"I seek to empower students
and co-workers to become
the greatest people they
can become and to know
they are capable, beautiful,
interesting, and lovable just
as they are," McKee once
Dr. McKee and his wife Ta-
mara are celebrating their
19th year of marriage. They
have four children, Max, 15;
Grace, 12; Claire, 10; and,
Zebedee, 5.
Receiving the award in the

The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS Thursday, March 4, 2010

continue page 4

category of health care &
medicine was Dr. Louise
Morrell, medical director of
the Center for Breast Care
at Boca Raton Community
Hospital since 1996. Under
her direction, the center
has been able to assume a
leadership role in the scre-
ening, diagnosis and treat-
ment of breast cancer. The
center was selected as a
participating institution for
the new national research
study called the "STAR Pre-
vention Trial" comparing
Tamoxifen and Raloxifene
in postmenopausal women
who are considered to be at
increased risk for develo-
ping breast cancer. The local
center is one of only 400 in
the United States chosen to
Dr. Morrell received her
undergraduate degrees in
chemistry and psychology
from Indiana University in
Bloomington and her medi-
cal education from Washin-
gton University School of
Medicine in St. Louis. As
a board certified physi-
cian, Dr. Morrell has written
numerous publications on
various cancer treatments
throughout the years and
holds the following distin-
ctions:Diplomate, National
Board of Medical Exami-
ners, Diplomate, American
Board of Internal Medicine,
and Diplomate, Subspecial-

ty of Medical Oncology and
a member of the American
Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Morrell has been mar-
ried to Dr. Peter Silberstein
since 1993 and they have
three daughters, Emma, Al-
ice and Kathryn.
Award recipient in the pri-
vate sector was Ingrid Ful-
mer, a commercial real es-
tate expert with more than
27 years of experience in
commercial office leasing,
tenant representation, and
investment sales. She has
consistently been ranked as
the top real estate producer,
and earned the 2007 desig-
nation of #1 sales associa-
te in the State of Florida
and #1 Sales Associate in
the Southern Region of the
United States for Coldwell
Banker Commercial NRT.
In 2005 she was recognized
as one of the "Top Women"
in Florida Commercial Real
Estate by the Florida Real
Estate Journal. In 2002, she
was named "Rotarian of the
Year" by the Rotary Club
of Boca Raton. Fulmer has
also served on the Board
of Directors of The Rotary
Club of Boca Raton for the
past 10 years, serves on
the Board of Directors for
PROPEL (People Reaching
Out to Promote Education
&Leadership) where this
year she served as chair-
person for their First An-

nual Golf Tournament be-
nefiting at-risk youth in the
community, providing them
with education, mentoring,
leadership skills and job
opportunities. In addition,
she has served on The
Boys and Girls Club chari-
ty golf tournaments for
the past nine years and is
a founding board member
of the Boca Ballet and
Theatre Company. She and
her husband, Fred Fulmer,
have a daughter, Kendra,
who sang during Saturday's
The community service
Award went to Dr. Dennis
Frisch, who has been prac-
ticing podiatry in Boca
Raton since 1983. He is
board certified in foot sur-
gery by the American Board
of Podiatric Surgery and is
a trustee of the American
Board of Podiatric Medici-
Dr. Frisch received his Bach-
elor of Science degree from
the University of Florida
and his Medical degree from
Dr. William Scholl College
of Podiatric Medicine in
Chicago. He is active in the
community, serving on the
Board of Directors of The
Rotary Club of Boca Raton
where he has been a member
since 1984 and served two
terms as president in 1990
and 2005. He was appointed
to Boca Raton Parks & Rec-

reaction Board in 2007 and
elected commissioner of the
Greater Boca Raton Beach
and Parks District in 2008
He has been involved with
youth sports leagues includ-
ing Boca Jets Youth Football
on the Board of Boca Raton
High School Football Boost-
er Club and the Boca Raton
Rugby Football Club, as
well as being an avid rugby
player. "Volunteering actu-
ally focuses my life better,"

he said. "I find that I waste
little time now. I also have a
strong personal credo that if
something is worth doing, it
is worth doing right. I can't
just be a part-time worker, if
I say that I am there to help
then I am fully committed.
Dr. Frisch has been married
to his wife Jennifer for more
than 33 years and they have
a son Daniel and a married
daughter Ashley.

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Photo 2: Award recipient Dr. Dennis Frisch
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Haiti earthquake

"Because buildings are
still in danger of collapse,
people sleep outside."
"When we arrived, they
had already been making
tents out of sheets, wood
and sticks. When it rains,
they are completely ex-
posed. We heard grown
men wailing and crying
when it began raining one
morning around 3:30. If
these people can't stay dry,
they will get sick all over
The destruction of Port-
au-Prince, Haiti's capital,
is so extensive virtually
the entire superstructure
will have to be rebuilt.
The sewer system, which
was never completely ad-
equate, was destroyed.
"The people have to use the
streets as their bathroom,"
Miller explains. "Many
people are sick with diar-
rhea and vomiting. It all
mixes in the streets and
people with wounds are
Getting supplies to Haiti

is no easy task. Miller's
group was able to fly into
the capital in a small char-
tered plane. The airport
is too damaged for larger
planes to safely land.
"I first went there by my-
self three days after the
earthquake," recounts
Wendy Bryant. "I flew
into the Dominican Repu-
blic and got a ride into
Port-au-Prince with some
Dominicans. They had
been on the job since the
day after the earthquake.
I met the police chief, and
he gave us permission to
set up our clinic at police
headquarters. The police
have been a great help to
Not only is there danger of
disease, there is the ever-
present threat of violence
from desperate, hungry
"The police have become
part of our family, part
of our team" says Miller.
"They are like our body-
guards. They sleep along-

continuedfrom page 1

side us."
Although the police sta-
tion, CIMO, is damaged,
the structure is stable e-
nough that the medical
team has been able to set
up an operating room,
pediatric ward and OBY
clinic inside. Triage, which
is like a makeshift emer-
gency room, is performed
outside, in front of the sta-
While Miller has worked
in the medical field for
20 years, it has been as
an administrator. In Port-
au-Prince she got a crash
course in triage from the
doctors and registered nur-
"Merari learned so fast and
did such a wonderful job,
she is looked at as a nurse
by everyone," says Bryant.
"When you are trying to
save lives you have to be
Babies have been born,
wounded operated upon
and sick have been healed,
all under the most primi-

tive of conditions. It is
the hope of Bryant, Miller
and volunteers like them
that the millions of dollars
that have been pledged to
Haitian relief can be ap-
plied to tangible things on
the island nation. "We are

not asking for money,"
says Bryant. Around a
half-billion dollars has
already been given. What
Haiti needs most right
now is supplies: food,
medicine, shelter. The re-
building will take years."

For more information,
call Wendy Bryant at
601-672-0340 or e-mail
aol.com or call Merari
Miller at 561-574-4879 or
e-mail radicals-4-christ(@

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Mother of Boca Raton Tribune

managing editor dies at 96

she lived for most of her
She died peacefully at
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
in Attleboro where she had
been undergoing treatment
for about a week.
Mrs. King was the wife of
the late Valentine A. King,
who died in 1989. The cou-
ple had been married for
47 years.
The daughter of the late
Victor and Delia (Brous-
seau) Boucher, Mrs. King
worked in her father's gro-
cery store as a child, and,
during World War II was
manager of a market in the
Hebronville section of At-
tleboro. She later worked


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ne Managing Editor Dale
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bruary 1. She was a native
of Attleboro, Mass, where

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In addition to her son,
Dale and his wife, Julia
Hebert, she is survived by
two other sons, Donald
F O'Brien and wife Iris
O'Brien, and Daniel R.
King, all of Attleboro; ni-
ne grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. She
was the mother of the late
Jeanne (O'Brien) Cronin.
A funeral Mass was con-
ducted February 4 at
St. John the Evangelist
Church in Attleboro. She
was buried beside her
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'Time to grieve' for Lynn

University students, staff who

perished in Haiti earthquake

By Dale M. King

More than a month after
an earthquake devastated
Haiti and search and res-
cue operations have turned
to search and recovery ef-
forts "It is time for us
now to grieve, and begin
to heal," said the president
of Boca Raton based Lynn
University, which lost four
students and two profes-
sors who had gone to the
Caribbean country on a hu-
manitarian mission.
"We had waited for good
news, hoped for a miracle
- prayed for a different out-
come," said Lynn Presi-
dent Kevin Ross. "But it is
appa-rently not to be."
Workers recently recove-
red the remains of Court-
ney Hayes, 23, of Boca
Raton Britney Gengel, 19,
of Rutland, Mass.; Stepha-
nie Crispinelli, 19, of Ka-
tonah, N.Y.; Christine Gia-
nacaci, 22, of Hopewell,
N.J.; Patrick Hartwick, 53,
dean of the Ross College
of Education; and Richard
Bruno, 59, assistant pro-
fessor in the College of Li-
beral Education.
In all, 12 students and the

two faculty members went
to Haiti to aid the poor.
They were presumably at
the Hotel Montana in Port-
Au-Prince when the quake
Eight students were res-
cued and returned from the
quake-battered nation.
"Theirs was a journey of
hope. Theirs a selfless com-
mitment to serving others,"
said President Ross. "They
were on the ground in Hai-
ti to find, feed and focus on
the poor of that nation."
"In the day and a half be-
fore the quake, they did
just that doling out rice
at a distribution center and
holding the hands of sick
children in a dilapidated
orphanage. They intended
to do much more. In their
absence, it is incumbent
upon the rest of us to fol-
low in their stead."
The university, he said,
"begins to grieve as indi-
viduals and as an institu-
tion. And in doing so, we
join the families of our stu-
dents and professors, who
continue to grieve at this
hour and who are cer-
tainly carrying the heavi-
est load. We know that

even as these wounds open
anew, they will also begin
to heal. In the days and
weeks ahead we will be fo-
cused on that healing."
Parents of the four miss-
ing students also issued a
statement, echoing Ross's
words and urging the
"Lynn community to begin
to heal and grieve."
"For the student body we
understand that life goes
on," they said. "But as pa-
rents of these children, our
hearts are heavy today."
The statement was signed
by: Lin and Lenny Crispi-
nelli (parents of Stepha-
nie), Jean and John Giana-
caci (parents of Christine),
Cherylann and Leonard
Gengel (parents of Brit-
ney) and Franklin and
Angie Hayes (parents of
Ross said the university
will continue to "encour-
age our students to live,
work and serve abroad as
well as here at home. It is
an important part of who
we are, and therefore, a de-
fining characteristic of our
"But we'll also continue
this work because we owe
it to our six. Our students
will continue to feed the
poor, aid the sick, and com-
fort the hurting and they

will spread the word about
the things they see and the
needs they encounter."
"They will do this, whe-

their I think they should or
not, because it is a passion
that has been cultivated on
this campus in large part

by the very students who
were serving on that Jour-
ney of Hope."

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Good morning, Boca Raton!
As managing editor of the new Boca Raton Tribune, I want to say hello to all my friends and thanks for not forgetting
After an unexpected hiatus, my wife and I are back in the community. Of course, she loves to visit the mall and has long
fancied the charity thrift stores that used to be located downtown, but now seem to be thriving in a plaza off NW 20th
And we'll be around for the shows. Seems she won a season pass to the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, so we'll be making
our way to the Willow Theater in Sugar Sand Park to catch the next show "Carousel" when it opens in March. (I read
somewhere online that "Carousel" is considered the best musical of the 20th century. And wouldn't you know, it's one I
haven't seen yet.)

The Boca Raton Tribune is launching just in time to catch the 2010 edition of "Festival of the Arts BOCA," with the theme
of "From Russia, with Love." (As far as I know, James Bond isn't scheduled to show up, though.)
There will be lots of entertainment on hand from March 5 to 13 as the Festival presents the best from the worlds of music,
dance, literature and film.
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times columnist David Brooks and authors Noel Riley Fitch, Albert
Sonnenfeld and Richard Goodwin will be visiting the city. The Russian National Orchestra is back and will be performing
with Stars of the American Ballet Theatre.
I know Itzhak Perlman won't be back this year. I remember what a thrill it was for my wife and me to see him last year.
We caught the show during which he conducted the orchestra, which was certainly a new twist on his abilities.
I was looking through the brochures about the festival and there's just too much to cram into a small space like this. For
information, call 1-866-571-ARTS or visit www.festivaloftheartsboca.org.

I mentioned Sugar Sand Park a little earlier in this piece. I've told a lot of friends how interesting the place is to visit.
Boca boasts a lot of parks, and they all have their special trappings. But you can't beat Sugar Sand Park, with its carousel,
the Science Explorium, the Willow Theater and a year-long schedule of activities.
The city's Recreation Department and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Parks District, which keep the park going, should
be commended for this gem. It's well worth the trip to 300 South Military Trail for a visit.

I couldn't end this article without a mention of the tragedy that affected Lynn University.
Our condolences go out to the families of the four bright, intelligent and active young women who lost their lives in the
earthquake that struck Haiti in January. And also to the families of the two professors who were also lost in the wreckage
of the Hotel Montana.
Thankfully, eight of the 14 survived, but the loss of any life particularly in the pursuit of a humanitarian mission as these
students and professors were is so very, very hard to accept.

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BBy the year 2030,
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By 2030, 1 of every 5 Ameri-
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By Dr. Synesio Lyra

Are You

Authentic or a

Fading Copy?

Persons who relate well to oth- the one who is being derelict
ers, and are appreciated and in duty.
loved by family, friends, co- It is by acting faithfully in
workers, neigh- small matters that one
bors, and acquain- is advanced to greater
tances, should tasks and responsibi-
attempt their ut- lities, not to mention
most to retain that position. That is how
status by all legiti- work promotions oc-
mate means. cur; that is also how
Remember that politicians enjoy re-
things which may election to office, any-
makeyouattractive Dr. SynesioLyra where in the world.
to others, do not necessarily Take all commitments seri-

make you credible to them.
Your sense of security in solid
relationships should never
give you the right to deviate
from the path which elicited
that appreciation and affection
previously lavished on you!
Unfortunately, some people
take undue advantage of the
confidence and respect placed
on them, by acting differently,
and even changing certain
behaviors altogether. Being
well-established once, in the
estimation of other people, re-
quires continued authentiation
of one's actions to everyone in
the circle of relationships.
A person's word must be, and
always remain, one's badge of
honor; it should be taken seri-
ously at all times; it is some-
thing that needs to be kept at
all costs.
It is tragic when any man or
woman loses trustworthiness,
since that is not so easy to re-
cover. And such loss occurs,
most often, not by major scan-
dals but, rather, by small tasks
left undone, promises not ho-
nored, and through disregard
for any commitment left unfin-
ished, whether major or minor,
significant or insignificant, by

ously, whether any may ap-
pear to you of insignificance or
not. Other people are adverse-
ly affected by your neglect, or
lack of responsibility. The way
you are then viewed by others
may change, and the trust you
once enjoyed from several peo-
ple will vanish away!
Honor your agreements; act
responsibly in all situations.
When duties are fulfilled and
commitments are observed,
good things inevitably result,
for the good not only of one,
but of many!
When your reputation is lost
in the desert, the knowledge of
that loss always follows you
into the city! Strive to avoid
that from ever occurring in
your experience by periodical,
personal re-evaluation and by
rethinking your sense of pri-
Make yours the words of an
old song, which addresses this
paramount issue: "I would be
true, for there are those who
trust me; I would be pure, for
there are those who care." And
be consistently who you are,
while always improving your
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Your Habits

Define Your

Practice these ;ihl, s Devote your life to them so that everyone
can see your progress.
1 Timothy 4:15 (GW)

While you were given a brand
new nature at the moment of
conversion, you
still have old ha-
bits, patterns, and
practices that need
to be removed and
replaced. Let go of
the fears that keep
you from growing
- The truth will set
us free but it often Pr. Ric
makes us miserable
first. The fear of what we
might discover if we honestly
faced our character defects
keeps us living in the prison of
denial. Only as God is allowed
to shine the light of his truth on
our faults, failures, and hang-
ups can we begin to work on
them. This is why you cannot
grow without a humble, teach-
able attitude.
Stop basing your identity a-
round your 'defects' We say,
"It's just like me to be..." and
"It's just the way I am." The
unconscious worry is that if
I let go of my habit, my hurt,
or my hang-up, who will I be?
This fear can definitely slow
down your growth.
As I wrote yesterday, good
habits take time to develop.
Remember that your character
is the sum total of your habits.
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unless you are habitually kind-
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BOCA RATON By all mea-
sures, His Holiness the Dalai
Lama is a spiritual rock star.
Not the Paul McCartney type,
but an enlightened being (we
assume) who has traveled the
globe, suffered at the hands of
his Chinese oppressors and
experienced warm welcomes
from dignitaries and celebri-
ties of all stripes (most nota-
bly Richard Gere). But none
of that mattered February 14.
On that auspicious day, we
trekked (not to the Himala-
yas) but to Florida Atlantic
University to see a revered
spiritual leader who offers
others a glimpse into the col-
lective psyche of a more per-
fect world. And, according to
His Holiness the 14th Dalai

Lama, it takes more than good
Karma to reach earthly utopia
(both inner and outer). "With-
out inner peace you cannot
have world peace. We are born
with the ability to bring about
change with compassion, last-
ing happiness brings inner
strength and confidence," said
the gentle spiritual leader.
As part of FAU's Peace Stud-
ies Program, this hot ticket
event was the pinnacle of
higher learning from a high-
er power. The talk, entitled
"Compassion as a Pillar of
World Peace," could not have
been delivered as gently or
powerfully by a mere mortal.
Hearing that you should treat
your enemies with love and
compassion is something that
even a therapist would have

to tread water gently to get
across. But it definitely made
an impression on Boca Raton
resident Michael Kaufman. "I
came to hear the Dalai Lama's
message. He told us that ex-
terior stimuli specific to ma-
terialistic cultures (like ours)
are temporary and fleeting."
It was good to hear this tidbit
of enlightenment from a man
dressed in a designer suit get-
ting into a $70,000 BMW
That is the beauty of having
a spiritual leader who trans-
cends gender, socio-econo-
mic status and age. And it was
fully evident at FAU when
ladies in spiked heels, Diane
Von Furstenberg wrap dresses
and coiffed hairdos sat side
by side with college students
in tie dyed T-shirts and low

slung natty jeans.
But with an economy on the
skids and happiness as elusive
as a parking space at Mizner
Park, the visit from this most
learned of spiritual masters
was just what most people
wanted (and needed). And for
some guests it took more ef-
fort than just sitting in Glades
Road rush hour traffic. "We
drove from Clearwater, Flor-
ida to be here," said Barbara
Smith. It turns out that Bar-
bara came to hear the Dalai
Lama with Megan Smith, Dan
Smith and Charlie Laird. Be-
cause Dan and Charlie work
on conflict resolution issues
for the Department of Vete-
rans Affairs their pilgrimage
was a lot weightier than those
who came for mere spiritual

But there is nothing light-
weight about listening to a
man who has spent 50 years
in exile from his beloved Ti-
betan homeland. What is re-
markable (and a marvelous e-
xample for others) is that His
Holiness harbors no hatred or
anger for his lifelong ordeal
and hardships."You need to
have peaceful dialogue and
show kindness," he said. We
were also instructed to smile
often and genuinely to create
compassion and inner peace.
Smiling, said the red robed
master, creates dignity and
confidence, and not smiling is

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Boca says 'Hello, Dalai' to

gentle holy ruler of Tibet

His Holiness had a lot to say
in his one-hour talk in front of
3,000 people at FAU Arena.
But much was lost due to a-
coustics (the media was ex-
iled to the back) and his thick
accent. But most of us heard
that the Dalai Lama believes
that vegetarianism is good,
that harmony in the world can
be accomplished one person at
a time and that you have to be
willing to listen to other people
(even if it is your mother I as-
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is the reality show "Jersey
Shore" and Snookie's bouf-
fant hairdo. And, if you ask me,
a visit from the 14th Dalai Lama
will be far more outlasting and
beneficial to us all, those who
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The Boca Raton Tribune LIFE & ARTS Thursday, March 4, 2010

Skip Sheffield

'Best is yet to come' for Boca society in 2010

Greetings Dear Readers:

It seems like a mighty long
In reality, it has been just
six months since my former
employer closed after 54
years in business.
Countless people have said
to me how much they miss
the paper, and how they wi-
shed Boca Raton could have
its own paper again.
Well that time has come.
Boca businessman Douglas
Heizer is taking a chance,
swimming against the tide
of declining newspaper
readership. Heizer already
has successful publications
in Portuguese and Spanish
languages. Now he's betting
there are enough people wil-
ling to support an English
language publication.
I'm betting there are too.
So is managing editor Dale
King, sports editor Mario
Sarmento, advertising di-

rector Maureen Kelly and
the rest of the Boca Raton
Tribune staff including me,
arts, entertainment and soci-
ety guy.
The social season may be
halfway over, but the best is
yet to come.
The performing arts, literary
and social event of the sea-
son is just around the corner.
Festival of the Arts Boca
2010 begins Friday, March
5 and runs through Sunday,
March 13 at Mizner Park.
The kick off event is the
Rotary Club's Future Stars
talent competition at 7 p.m.
March 5 in the Count de Ho-
emle Amphitheater. This is
always an entertaining, ama-
zing and feel-good event in-
volving the future of the arts
and young people who want
to be part of it. Tickets are
$15 and $25.
This year's festival features
free movie screenings
on several dates on the

second floor of the Schmidt
Family Cultural Arts Center
at Mizner Park (formerly
the International Cartoon
Museum). In honor of the
Russian National
Orchestra, which
will be in residence
val, the films have
Russian themes.
Titles include "A-
nastasia" March 6,
"From Russia with
Love" March 7 and Ski
"Dr. Zhivago" March 12.
The first of the literary stars is
Albert Sonnenfeld, author of
"Food: A Culinary History."
He speaks at 4 p.m. March
6 on "Sex, Food and Video
Tape" at the Cultural Arts
Center. Additional authors
are Julia Child biographer
Noel Riley Fitch and New
York Times columnist Da-
vid Brooks March 7 and
writer-in-residence Doris
Kearns Goodwin March 8

and again on March 13 with
Richard Goodwin, speaking
on "Inside the White House
with JFK, Jackie, Bobby and
Music begins
March 6 with the
Russian National
Orchestra conducted
by Patrick Sum-
mer, with glamor-
ous soprano Renee
Fleming singing
favorite operatic
Sheffield arias.
The RNO returns March
10 with the film "Alexander
Nevsky," mezzo soprano
Kelley O'Connor and the
Seraphic Fire chorus, under
the baton of Constantine
The Eldar Djangirov Quartet
is featured March 11.
Young pianist Conrad Tao
solos with the RNO March
12 and the festival wraps up
with the RNO and Stars of
the American Ballet Theatre

March 13.
Tickets for literary events
are $25 and $40. Musical
concerts range from $25
up to $250 opening night.
Call 866-571-ARTS or visit

Speaking of the arts, I was
honored to be part of a
panel discussion to discuss
the State of the Arts in
Florida recently at Spanish
River Library. The event
was hosted by the National
Society of Arts & Letters and
Jan McArt's Theatre Arts
series at Lynn University.
The panel consisted of Jan
McArt, Joe Gillie of Old
School Square, actress, sing-
er and Actor's Equity liaison
Irene Adjan, actor and Car-
bonell Award voter Jeffrey
Bruce and producer Shari
Upbin, who moderated.
The upshot of the discus-
sion is that the arts are alive
and in some cases thriving,

but that theaters and concert
promoters must rely more
on ticket sales and patrons,
because government support
of the arts has been cut back
at all levels.
Joe Gillie issued a plea to
adults to understand the im-
portance of the arts for a
well-rounded education for
their children. It is the kids
who will be the audience of
tomorrow... or not.
Looking to the future we
have Boca Raton Historical
Society's annual Boca Bac-
chanal coming March 19-21
and the Susan G. Komen
"Unveil Your Pink" event
for the cure of breast cancer
March 20 at Boca Raton Re-
sort & Club. Stay tuned.

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Photo 5: Marian McElligott at the
MisGrey's Produce Stand
Photo 6: Sheanna Miranda at the
MisGrey's Produce Stand
Photo 7: Sal Bosco at the MisGrey's
Produce Stand
Photo 8: Walt Rooney performs for the
audience at the GREEN MARKET
Photo 9: Joan Lasasi with her dog, Isbella
Photo 10: Jerry May at the "Bamboozled"
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Photo 15: Basketball game-
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Photo 17: Basketball game (L to R) Dorothy
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Playwright directs 'Sins of the

Mother' at Florida Stage

By Skip Sheffield
It is rare enough to see a
playwright the stature of
Israel Horovitz live and in
It is rarer still to see his han-
diwork onstage, directed by
the writer himself. A South-
eastern premiere, "Sins of
the Mother" is a work in
progress with six previous
productions in other parts of
the country.
The production running
through March 7 at Florida
Stage, 262 S. Ocean Blvd.,
Manalapan, is unique be-
cause the playwright rewrote
scenes even as he directed
Horovitz, 70, was there to
take a bow opening night. At
the end of the evening, the
audience responded with a
standing ovation in response
to the fine ensemble work
"Sins of the Mother" is one
of 14 plays set in the play-

wright's adopted home of compensation is that jobless do but talk, of past glories,
Gloucester, Massachusetts. workers have to prove or at past wrongs and festering re-
Gloucester once had a thri- least swear they have been sentiments.

ving fishing industry. Now,
it is a crumbling relic, popu-
lated by equally crumbling
Act one is set in the union
hall of a shuttered fishing
plant. One of the require-
ments of unemployment

looking for work.
There is no work to be had
in Gloucester, and only the
faintest hope the situation
will change- Japanese inves-
tors, perhaps.
So the men have a lot of time
on their hands and nothing to

Bobby Maloney (Gordon Mc
Connell) is a Vietnam veteran
who nurses an ailing wife.
Frankie Verga (Brian Claudio
Smith) is a gabby guy with a
chip on his shoulder. Dubbah
Morrison (David Nail) is a
decent, dim bloke.

Into this company of old fri-
ends comes Douggie Shim-
matarro (Francisco Soloza-
no), a young man who fled
Gloucester for college and
a better life, but now feels
drawn back.
Horowitz has a keen ear for
regional dialogue, and all his
characters have humorously
heavy Mass. accents. Horo-
vitz has amusing wordplay
with the similarity of family
names. In a place as long-set-
tled as Gloucester, everyone
seems to be related to every-
one else.
Though Douggie is an out-
sider, he provokes some live-
ly dialogue from the older
In act two a new character is
introduced: Frankie's twin
brother Phillie, also played
by Brian Claudio Smith. Phi-
llie is a much more volatile
character than Frankie. The
brothers have never gotten
along, and the fact Phillie

escaped the poverty of Glou-
cester and enjoyed success as
a Toyota dealer does not help
the sibling rivalry.
Brian Claudio Smith is the
star player in this ensemble
in his Florida Stage debut,
playing two separate and dis-
tinct characters and provo-
king much of the action.
Gordon McConnell is the
body and soul of the piece,
and long-suffering husband
of the mother we never get
to see, but whose presence
reverberates through all the
By equal measure funny and
melancholy, "Sins of the
Mother" is an extraordinary
little play on an extraordi-
narily atmospheric set by
Richard Crowell from an ex-
ceptionally good little theater

Tickets are $45-$48. Call
800-514-3837 or visit www.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
T)e Jtoca 3aton tribune

Barry Siegal

No Estate Tax in 2010:What

Does this Mean to You?

What a mess Congress lower $1 million exemption
has created! We are now and a higher maximum 55%
in a year where there is tax rate! This strange ir:
no federal estate tax but it's gone, no it isn't" effect
hold the cheers. Congress is the result of a rule in Con-
has substituted gress that attempts
another method of to limit budget de-
taxation that will ficits.
collect more taxes
from many of our A New Tax Repla-
clients andfamilies Ices the Estate Tax
than the estate tax. To pay for
Additionally, as this one-year vaca-
has been reported tion from the estate
in the local and Barry Siegal tax, Congress re-

national media, including
the Wall Street Journal and
New York Times, these
changes will, for some,
greatly alter the planned for
and anticipated distributions
among family members and
These changes impact peo-
ple of all levels of wealth,
and the new tax will impact
an estimated ten times more
Americans than the estate

How Did We Get Here?
A brief review of the law
will help explain why this
is so significant. The much-
heralded 2001 tax act, sig-
ned into law by President
George W. Bush, gradually
reduced the maximum rate
of the federal estate tax (and
the equally onerous gene-
ration-skipping transfer tax
on transfers to grandchil-
dren) from 55% to 45%. It
also gradually increased the
amount of property that you
could pass free of federal es-
tate tax from $675,000 per
person in 2001 to $3.5 mil-
lion per person in 2009. That
means that with basic estate
planning, a married couple
could pass up to $7 million
free of federal estate tax, if
they both died in 2009.
Then, in 2010 only, the 2001
tax act repeals the estate tax.
But like a horror film charac-
ter who just won't die, under
the existing law the estate
tax returns again on Janu-
ary 1, 2011 only at a much

placed the estate tax with an
increased income tax. Before
2010, any assets that pass to
someone whenyou die would
be valued at fair market val-
ue at the date of death. Thus
after death, when a surviving
spouse or heirs sold any as-
sets (like securities or a home)
that had increased in value,
they would not have to pay
income tax on any of that

growth that occurred during
your life. (This is referred to
as a "step-up in basis.") For
many heirs this means huge
income tax savings, oftenti-
mes tens of thousands of
dollars or more.
But in 2010 property that
passes at death does not
automatically receive this
step-up in basis. Instead, e-
ach individual has a limited
amount of property that can
be "stepped-up" in value at
the time of death. Property
that does not receive this
step-up value will be subject
to tax on the total increase

in value from the date you
first acquired the property.
This means that the property
could be exposed to tens of
thousands of dollars of in-
come tax liability for your
Not surprisingly, these rules
are convoluted and in many
cases very different from the
old law. In fact, Congress at-
tempted to institute a similar
tax structure in the 1980s and
it was repealed retroactively,
because it was too difficult
to administer. Because of
past experience as well as
the anticipated difficulties
in calculating such a tax,
the common belief was that
Congress would change the
law before January 1, 2010.
But it didn't.

What Should We Expect
from Congress Now?
No one knows what Con-

gress will do next; every-
one assumed that Congress
would act before December
31, 2009. But Congress was
preoccupied by the health-
care debate then, and it is
very possible that Congress
will continue to focus on
health care and other press-
ing matters up to the time
of the mid-term elections
in early November. In fact,
some cynics have suggest-
ed that Congress will not
act until the end of 2010 or
later because Congressional
members up for re-election
will make repeal of the death

tax a campaign issue. These
same cynics argue that both
Republicans and Democrats
will blame the other for this
mess, with neither wanting
to fix it. If that happens, we
may not see anything from
Congress regarding the estate
tax until 2011,at the earliest.

How Are You Affected?
This law can affect you in se-
veral ways. For married cou-
ples as well as single clients,
we need to first make sure that
your estate plan divides and
distributes your property ac-
cording to your desires, and not
by the provisions dictated by
Congress. For more than 50
years it has been common
to use a written mathemati-
cal formula to divide the
assets of a married couple
when the first spouse dies
to maximize estate tax sav-
ings. Similar formulas have
been used to provide funds
for charitable causes and to
benefit family and friends.
But in 2010, when there is
no estate tax, these formulas
will not work. If a spouse is
not your sole beneficiary (for
example, if you have chil-
dren from a prior marriage),
the existing formula could
result in the disinheritance
or substantial reduction of
resources provided for the
surviving spouse.

What Should You Do?
We encourage you to meet
with us as soon as possible
to review your estate plan
and make any changes that
are necessary for this law.
We need to ensure that your
property is positioned to re-
ceive the maximum step-up
in basis increase available
under current law. This is a
time that demands a new
approach to your planning
with new thinking and build-
ing in flexibility to see that
your wishes are fulfilled no
matter what Congress will
throw at us this year or next.
We have solutions that will
meet your planning objec-
tives with the least amount
of tax impact.

GEO Group names

Wheeler to Board

of Directors

Group has announced the
appointment of Christopher
C. Wheeler to its Board of
Directors. The appointment
became effective Feb. 1.
Wheeler recently retired
from Proskauer Rose LLP,
where he served as a mem-
ber of the corporate depart-
ment and a partner in the
firm's Florida office for
nearly 20 years.
He has had extensive ex-
perience in real estate and
corporate law, institutional
lending, administrative law
and industrial revenue bond
financing. He has acted as
counsel for developers, in-
stitutions and large prop-
erty holders in connection
with the purchase, sale,
refinancing or operation of
real estate properties.
A graduate of Hamilton
College and Cornell Law
School, Wheeler was a
member of the managing
Board of Editors of the
Cornell Law Review.
He is active in professional,
charitable and philanthrop-
ic matters and community
affairs. Wheeler currently
serves on the Board of
Trustees of the Boca Raton
Community Hospital and
the Board of Trustees of the
Boca Raton Community
Hospital Foundation and
is a former member of the
Board of Directors of Pine
Crest Preparatory School,
the Board of Directors of
Ronald McDonald House
Charities of South Florida,
and the Board of Directors
of the Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity Foundation. He also
served as a member of the
Grievance Committee for

the Fifteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit of Florida.
"We are fortunate to have
Christopher Wheeler join
our Board of Directors. Mr.
Wheeler brings extensive
experience and unique lead-
ership qualities to our com-
pany," said George C. Zol-
ey, chairman of the board
and chief executive officer
of GEO. "We welcome Mr.
Wheeler to our board and
look forward to continu-
ing our efforts to enhance
shareholder value."
The GEO Group, Inc.is a
world leader in the delivery
of correctional, detention,
and residential treatment
services to federal, state,
and local government agen-
cies around the globe. The
firm represents government
clients in the United States,
Australia, South Africa,
and the United Kingdom.
GEO's worldwide opera-
tions include the manage-
ment and/or ownership of
62 correctional and resi-
dential treatment facilities
with a total design capacity
of approximately 60,000
beds, including projects un-
der development.


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The Boca Raton Tribune BUSINESS Thursday, March 4, 2010

Steve L. Pomeranz


START" IN 2010

While every-
one is look-
ing ahead in
2010 in an
attempt to
peer into the
future direc-
tion of the market, I suggest
we would be vastly better off
doing no such thing.
Statistics show, the forecast
accuracy of "so-called" gu-
rus is no better than 50%.
Flip a coin and you would
get the same result.
Warren Buffet has always
warned about the folly of
forecasting and said numer-
ous times he has no idea
what the market will do. In
fact he says he doesn't need
to know and it doesn't mat-
ter to him. If he purchases
great companies at reason-

able prices, the market will
eventually reflect the value
of the business and his for-
tune will be made.
So if we can't forecast the
future, what do we do?
The answer is simple and
beautiful. You only need to
know what is or is not under
your control and make the
proper decisions, accordin-

Easy Tips to Remember
1) If you want to invest in
stocks, make sure you have a
5-year time horizon and get
invested. Forget what might
happen over the next few
months. It's immaterial.
2) Should the market tank
once again, make a plan to
commit some more money
into the market. Remember:

buy low, sell high.
3) Most wealth is created by
owning a business. Look for
reasonable business oppor-
tunities you can afford and
go for it!
4) Diversify. If you are a real
estate agent or an architect
for example, don't put all of
your nest egg in real estate.
If you work for Ford, don't
put all your savings into the
automotive industry.
5) Don't buy any stock you
hear about through a neigh-
bor, broker, insurance agent,
barber, bartender.
6) Make a list of what is in
your control and what is not-
-and take control of what
you can.
7)Remember, economies and
markets are cyclical, so if the
economy is bad but you still

have a job, and 6-12 months
of emergency funds, don't
just save your money at 1-
2%. Invest it.
8) Yes, invest when every-
one is saving and save when
everyone is investing.
Following these simple tips,
will help you jump-start your
quest for financial security
and real wealth.

Steven L Pomeranz, Certified Finan-
cial PlannerTM, is President of Ste-
ven L. Pomeranz Financial Mana-
gement, the host of NPR Radio's
"On The Money!" on WXEL 90.7
FM, and a frequent expert guest
on CNBC. For more than 28 years
Steve has been providing wealth
management advice to high net
worth individuals and has been
named to the Top 100 Advisors by
Worth Magazine and a Top Advisor
by Reuters.

Boca firm partners with
Florida Panthers, Bank
Atlantic Center

based Investments Limited has
entered into an agreement with,
and has become an official par-
tner of, the Florida Panthers
and BankAtlantic Center, the
firm has announced.
In doing so, the company joins
the ranks of such partners
as ADT Security Services,
AvMed Health Plans, Comcast,
CompUSA, JetBlue, Lexus,
metroPCS and Office Depot,
to name a few.
"We are delighted to be partne-
ring with SSE," said Jacqui
Wyatt, director of operations
& marketing for Investments
Limited. "This marks the be-
ginning of an exciting time for
all of us, and we are looking
forward to building solid re-
lationships within and around
the organization."
Investments Limited is a real
estate investment, ownership,
development, and leasing or-
ganization. The firm has a di-
verse portfolio of properties,
including Royal Palm Place, in
BocaRaton. RoyalPalm Place

is home to 185 luxury rental
residences, Class A office spa-
ce and a mix of businesses
and restaurants such as: Chops
Lobster Bar, Lemongrass Asian
Bistro, CHOW, Argentango
Grill, Jake's Stone Crab, Table
42 Italian Kitchen & Wine
Bar, jewelers such as Verdi
and D'Vara, art galleries such
as Yaacov Heller Gallery 22
and Karen Lynne Gallery, bou-
tiques like Deborah James, Ti-
tiGirl, Sugar Plum Fairy and
Doggy Chic, and salons such
as Tipsy Salon, Spa & Lounge,
Brazelia Med Spa, Elegance,
Salon 300 and Oxygen.
The Florida Panthers are mem-
bers of the Eastern Confer-
ence of the National Hockey
League and play their games
at the BankAtlantic Center in
Sunrise. BankAtlantic Center
ranks 12th in PollStar's arena
venue rankings, ahead of such
renowned locations as the Wa-
chovia Center in Philadelphia,
the Verizon Center in Washin-
gton, D.C., the Honda Center
in Anaheim, the United Center
and others.

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at a Glance

February 23, 1905, in Chicago, IL,
Chicago lawyer
Paul P. Harris
33,000 clubs in more than 200
countries and geographical regions
1.2 million men and women
In 1988, Rotary partnerted with
WHO, CDC, and UNICEF to launch
the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.



Rotary membership gives men and
women an opportunity to forge new
friendships and share the rewards of
helping others through volunteer service.

The Rotary club meeting is a chance for
members to socialize, network, and plan
service activities based on local needs
and their own interests and talents. In
addition, Rotary clubs often team up with
clubs in others countries to carry out
international service projects, enhancing
members'cross-cultural understanding.
Rotary clubs are open to people
of every race, culture, and creed.

Rotary keeps the pressure on polio

Service organization partners with Gates Foundation to

raise US$550 million to end polio forever

For 20 years, Rotary
clubs have remained
determined to do whatever
is necessary to achieve a
world free of the crippling
disease polio.
Recognizing this com-
mitment as well as Ro-
tary's important role as a
spearheading partner in the
Global Polio Eradication Ini-
tiative the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation recently
awarded Rotary a US$250
million challenge grant,
which Rotary will match with
an additional $100 million.
This raises to $550 million
the total funds generated

it still threatens children in
parts of Asia, Africa, and the
Middle East. But for as little
as 60 cents worth of oral
polio vaccine, a child can be
protected for life.
However, a major fund-
ing gap now faces the polio
eradication initiative. Twenty
years of steady progress is
at stake, and polio could
stage a dangerous come-
back unless additional re-
sources are secured, which
is why Rotary and the Gates
Foundation have forged this
historic funding agreement.
Since launching its land-
mark PolioPlus program in

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by the two organizations
since the Gates Foundation
awarded its first $100 million
challenge grant to Rotary in
2007. The funds are dedi-
cated to polio eradication
activities in polio-endemic
and high-risk countries.
Although polio epidemics
may be a distant memory in
most of the developed world
- the last case of naturally
occurring polio in the United
States occurred in 1979, and
cases have been reduced
by 99 percent worldwide -

1985, Rotary, an interna-
tional humanitarian service
organization, already has
contributed more than $700
million to the cause, in ad-
dition to countless volunteer
hours logged by Rotary club
members worldwide. With
that kind of track record,
Rotary readily accepted the
funding challenge from the
Gates Foundation. Rotary's
membership of 1.2 million
women and men rep-
resenting 33,000 clubs in
more than 200 countries

Bill Gates Jr. administers oral polio vaccine to a child in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Rotary's 1.2 million club
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Rotary club members from Korea and Mongolia worked together to plant thousands of trees that will form a windbreak to
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Rotary Club Boca Raton
Wednesday at 12:15 PM
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Thursday, March 4, 2010 TbeC J ldca 3Raton Tribune


Homeless cat at Tri County

wants to greet a new owner

Photo, story by Pam D'Addio

Hello Dolly!
Yep, that's me, and I'm ready
to be 'back where I belong'...
in your arms.
I'm the sweetest kitty ever.
In fact, let me tell you how
I lost my eye due to my big
heart. I had a litter of kit-
tens that I nursed and then
weaned. Right after that, an-
other mama cat died and left
her own kittens 'mom-less'
so I took them on as my own
and nursed them.
Unfortunately, they had
health issues including eye
infections, and they all died.
I caught the eye infection

from them and lost an eye
but not my loving spirit.
I'm very healthy now and
I've been told I deserve a
very special home forever.
I'm just 2 years old, spayed,
and good with other cats (ob-
viously!). I'm sweet and af-
fectionate. Go ahead...make
my day.
I'm available for adoption at
Tri-County Humane Society,
a no-kill animal shelter locat-
ed at 21287 Boca Rio Road
in Boca Raton. The shelter is
open for adoptions Tuesday
through Sunday, 11 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for
companion animals are $110
and up.

Animals are heartworm-tes-
ted and up-to-date on vacci-
Included in the adoption fee
is one year of free office
visits to Regency Veterinary
Please visit us to find a lost
pet or to consider adding
a shelter dog or cat to your
family. We have puppies
and kittens, too! Call (561)
482-8110 or view many of
our available animals and
volunteer opportunities at:
www.tricountyhumane. org.
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and printed editions!

Dixie Heizer is the lovable pet boxer ofAndre Heizer the
son of our publisher Douglas Heizer She is 4 years old
and she loves to go outside and soak in the sun. She loves
kids and enjoys playing fetch and soccer with the family.
Also, she loves to take naps at the family room.
In this picture she is ,,1. i,-. ,,, i ,. li ii the Super Bowl.

Brewzzi Glades Plaza
2222 Glades Rd. Boca Raton,
561-392-BREW (2739). Dnr.

Carmen's Boca Bridge Hotel
999 Camino Real. Boca
Raton 561-368-9500 Dnr and
Dancing begins at 5pm on
Fri. Evening.,Brunch on Sun.

Max's Grille
Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real,
Boca Raton 561-368-0080.
Lunch Daily 11:30am-5pm.
Dnr.Mon-Thurs. 5pm-10pm,
Fri-Sat 5pm-llpm, Sun.5pm-
10pm,Sun. Brunch llam-3pm

Morton's, The Steakhouse
Shops at Boca Raton- 5050
Town Center Circle; Boca
Raton- 561-392-7724. Dnr.
nightly Mon-Sat.5:50pm-
llpm, Sun. 5:30pm-10pm.

SF Chang's
1400 Glades Rd. Boca Raton
- 561-393-3722; Lunch and
Dnr daily. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-

1 pm, Fri-Sat. 11am-midnight

Uncle Tai's
Shops at Boca Center- 5250
Town Center Circle. Boca
Raton- 561-368-8806. Lnch
Mon.-Sat. -11:30am-2:30pm,
Dnr. Sun.-Thurs. 5pm-10pm,
Fri.-Sat. 5pm-10:30pm

Cafe Belino
180 S. Federal Hwy., Boca
Raton 561-393-2844; Dnr.
nightly, Sun.-Thrus. 4:30pm-
10pm, Fri.-Sat. 4:30pm-llpm.

Cafe Luna Rosa
34 S. Ocean Blvd. Delray
Beach, 561-274-9404; Open
daily Breakfast, Lnch, and
Dnr. 7am-10pm

Carraba's Italian Grill
6909 S.W 18th Street, Boca
Raton 561-544-8838. Dnr.
Daily, Mon.-Fri. 4pm-10pm,
Sat. 3pm-10pm, Sun. only
Lnch an Dnr. Noon-10pm

Maggiano 's
21090 St. Andrew's Blvd.
Boca Raton 561-361-8244

Lnch Daily, Dnr. Mon.-Sat.
5pm-llpm, Sun. 5pm-10pm

Caribbean Grill
3350 N.W Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca RAton 561-750-8860.
Open for Lnch and Dnr.
Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm
Fri.-Sat. 3:30pm-9:30pm,
Closed on Sun.

Gol, Taste of Brazil
411 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray
Beach- 561-272-6565; Dnr


887 East Palmetto Park Rd.
- Boca Raton, FL 3432 561-
Blue Coyote
Wharfside Plaza 6861 S.W
18th St. Boca Raton 561-
362-9022, Lunch Daily, Dnr.
Thrus.-Mon., Closed Wed.
and Sun.

Ceviche House
78 S. Federal Hwy. Boca Ra-
ton 561-750-2494. Open 7
days for Lunch and Dnr. from

Dining Guide

Times Square Pizzeria
Now open at 196 N. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441
Delivery I Pick-Up
Phone: (954) 418-6251


Bring this ad to our restaurant and
purchase a large cheese pizza for $7.99+tax.


Boston's on the Beach
40 S. Ocean Blvd. Delray
Beach- 561-278-3364.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dnr.,
Mon.-Fri. Lunch 11-1:30pm,
Dnr. 5pm-llpm, Sat.-Sun.
7am-llpm, Fri.,Sat.-Sun
lunch served on upperdeck

City Oyster
213 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray
Beach- 561-272-0220. Open
for Lunch and Dnr. Mon.-Sat.
Lnch 11:30-2:30pm, Dnr.
5pm-llpm, Sun. Dnr. 4pm-

Ben's Deli (Kosher)
The reserve 9942 Clint
Moore Rd. Boca raton 561-
470-9963; Lnch and Dnr.
Daily 11am-9pm

Eliat Cafe (Kosher)
Wharfside Plaza- 6853 S.W
18th St. Boca Raton 561-
368-6880. Open for Lunch
and Dnr. Mon.-Thrus. llam-
9pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm, Closed

To Advertise in this Directory, please call 561-290-1202

Houses of Worship

Boca Raton & Delray Beach

.h, ~"To Know Christ and To Share Christ"
S Sunday Worship Services
9:00 AM Ministry Center Chapel
470 NW 4th Avenue
10:30 AM Auditorium
DIBA RATO 601 NW 4th Avenue
t1MIIITt11 8a( Childcare available both services!

,i rrt United Methodist Church
625 NE Mizner Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
:& Sunday Services &800AM
Clldcare Provided 9:30 AM
For All Services 1100 AM
"A Place To Call Home"

101 N.W. 22nd St. at Swinton Ave.
Dial-a-Prayer 561-276-5329
Nancy Norman
Senior Minister
Sunday Services ..............9:25 and 110 a.m.
Sunday School ........................ 925 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ............... .700 p.m.
Ch CdCu Avallale (only for Sunda Svim )

Church of all Nainons
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1300 N.W. 4th Ave. Boca Raton
Corner Glades & NW 4th
561-391-2177 Fa 561-3953065
www.bocachrchltf afladosa m
Mni~gWrhiP.9Oa&ii0onV SuafTAsySl-d.93a
Famny lt-7O0 pm
Senior Pastor, Mark D. Boykin Place for You"

Contemporary Worship Service
Youth/Children Programs & Nursery
Logger's Run Middle School
11584 W. Palmetto Park Road
(1.5a wnst of 441 on lU south siU d of Palmeto Park Ros
Call (661) 477-0140

New Beginnings
Conteporaty Worship Service
Find a new beginning in Christ

Saturday night __ _
6pm to 7pm
www.bocaglades.org BAPTI T HUmC
Sunday School
9:45am 561-483-4228
Church Service 10101 Judge Winikoff Road
8am to 1 lam Boca Raton, Florida 33428

100 N.E. Mizner Blvd.
SBoca Raton
For Schedule of Servces
Call the Church Ofice
(561e) 39s-828


Jake Deli
149 N.E. 4th Ave. Delray
Beach, Mon.-Sat. 7am-

Bistro Providence
2399 N. Federal Hwy. Boca
Raton- 561-368-2340. Lnch
Mon.-Fri. llam-3pm, Dnr.
nightly 5pm-10pm.

Boheme Bistro and Grill
1118 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray
Beach- 561-278-4899. Open
daily for Breakfast, Lnch and
Dnr. 8am-llpm.

Le Cigale
253 S.E. 5th Ave. Delray
Beach- 561-265-0600. Dnr.
nigthly;Mon.-Fri. 5pm-10pm,

Picanha Brasil Restaurant
- 22797 State Road 7, Boca
Raton 561-488-5737 Lnch
and Dner



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Thursday, March 4, 2010 S ports
T)e Jtoa Raton Tribune

By Pedro Heizer
In December of 2009, TNT
basketball analyst Charles
Barkley called out the Miami
Heat. Barkley referred to
the Miami Heat as Michael
Jackson and a bunch of Tito
Jacksons, Michael's brother
and a background member
of the Jackson 5. What Bar-
kley really meant with that
statement is that the Miami
Heat, except for Dwyane Wa-
de, are a bunch of unknown
This went under the skin of
second year forward Mi-
chael Beasley. Beasley said
last week that he thinks it's
disrespectful to him and
the rest of the Miami Heat
to be called a bunch of Tito
Jacksons. Really Beasley, is
your ego that big that you
can't take being called a Tito
Jackson? Beasley, news flash
for you, you are not in Kansas
State anymore. You are not
the featured high profile su-
perstar. In Kansas State you

averaged 26 points per game
and 12 rebounds per game.
But here in Miami you are
simply averaging 14 Points
per game and 6 rebounds per
game. Nearly half of what you
averaged in Kansas State.
Here is the thing; there is
nothing wrong in being a
supporting player. Players
like Scottie Pippen, Kevin
McHale, James Worthy, and
even a guy by the name of
Kareem Abdul Jabbar in his
later years with the Lakers
were supporting players. Be-
ing a "Tito Jackson "doesn't
mean that Beasley can't be a
great player or even an all-star
just like all those players I've
named. But the sad truth for
Beasley is that he is in a team
in which they already have a
superstar, unlike Derrick Ro-
se who was drafted before
him in the draft and instantly
became a "Michael Jackson"
to a Chicago team that was in
need of a spark, Miami had
Dwyane Wade. The NBA is

about one player leading and
other following. Players like
Michael Jordan, Larry Bird,
and Magic Johnson where the
leaders and Scottie Pippen,
Kevin McHale, and James
worthy were simply follow-
ing the greatness.
The same can be said about
right now. LeBron James,
Dwyane Wade, and Kobe
Bryant are the leaders, and
Shaquille O'Neal, Michael
Beasley, and Ron Artest are
following. There is nothing
wrong with that. Those playe-
rs are valued by the team and
they are rewarded for their
Based on what happened last
week with the trade deadline,
it's obvious Pat Riley and the
Miami Heat value Michael
Beasley. "We took him off the
[trade] board. He wasn't on
the board. That's it." Said Pat
Riley. "I see him down the
road, two or three years from
now, I've said this before, as a
25 [points]-and-10 [rebound]
guy every single night and
probably 25 and 10 when he's

on bad nights." And that's
where I disagree with Riley.
Beasley can perfectly be an
18-10 guy to play alongside
Dwyane Wade... this is all
assuming Riley still sees
Dwyane Wade on this team
"down the road, two or three
years from now." The reality
is that if Beasley was in the
Timberwolves, Nets, Bucks,
or Wizards, he would have
very well been a 25-and-10
guy. But not here in Miami,
here he is just a Tito Jackson.

Eagle Lands Boca's

Langher the Allianz


By Mario Sarmento
shot Boca Raton's Bernhard
Langher said, "If you put me
in there 50 times, I wouldn't
make it again."
The situation was dire. Lang-
her, who lost a one-shot lead
with two holes to play and
had to birdie 18th just to force
a playoff, had hit his second
shot into the bunker to the
left of the hole. His opponent,
John Cook, had placed his
ball onto the green, and was
within putting range of his
first Allianz Championship.
Langher's ball was buried
halfway in the sand, and then
he came up with his miracu-
lous shot, the most dramatic
in the four-year history of the
Boca Raton event.
"It was plugged, which made
it that much harder," he said.
"It changes the whole thing. I
was trying to make good con-
tact, visualize the shot."
Langher did that and more, as
he lofted the ball towards the
hole, and it settled onto the
soft grass and rolled the final
few feet into the hole.
That prompted the usually
placid Langher to thrust his

right arm into the air, and
jump as high as he could,
while those in attendance
reacted with thunderous ap-
"To finish it with an unbelie-
vable shot, that made it all the
more thrilling," Langher said.
But it still wasn't over. Cook
still had a 30-foot putt to ma-
ke that if he buried, would
send the championship to a
second playoff hole. "I knew
he was going to have a go
at it," Langher said. "He's a
good putter."
Cook indeed gave the ball a
ride, but it settled just inches
short of the intended mark,
and Langher had his first Alli-
anz Championship won in his
"It certainly was special," Lang-
her said. "It doesn't get any bet-
ter than that, to win while your
family and friends are present."
And it almost didn't come to
After starting the day tied
for second, one shot back of
co-leaders Tim Simpson and
Tommy Armour III, Langher
birdied three of the first five
holes to take the early lead, a
lead he held until the 17th.

There, just two holes away
from the championship, his
par putt did not break to the
right, and stopped to the left of
the cup. Langher tapped in for
a bogey, and the damage was
done when Cook birdied the
18th, meaning Langher had to
do the same to force a play-
off. "I tried to putt my second
putt and it hit something, and
it went left instead of going to
the right," Langher said.
Things got worse on 18, when
Langher sliced his tee shot to
the right, and the ball landed
in the sand between two trees.
The ball was covered with
shells, and Langher had to
request a referee so he could
pick them off carefully with-
out causing a violation.
"I had to aim 30-40 yards to
the right to not hit the tree,"
he said.
He followed with a low line
drive that somehow found the
edge of the green, then two-
putted to force the playoff.
Cook had been nearly flawless
all week, with just one bogey
and 25-of-27 greens hit in
regulation. But still, it wasn't
enough. "There's a reason
why Bemie's a Hall-of-Fa-
mer," Cook said afterwards.


By Pedro Heizer

Michael Beasley needs

to find his rhythm

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