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je ioca Raton Tribune
Your Closest Neighbor

East /West Boca Raton, FL April 17 through 30,2010 -Year I -Number 003

Boca Raton Tribune proclamation
see Proclamation page 03

Happy Birthday Flossy

Public input sought on
making U.S. 441 'more
user friendly'

By Staff Writers
group of agencies
from Broward and
Palm Beach counties
and the state includ-
ing the Palm Beach
County Planning Di-
vision, Palm Beach
Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization, the
Florida Department of
Transportation, Palm
Tran and the Treasure
Coast Regional Plan-
ning Council are

seeking input from the
public on how to make
State Road 7/U.S. 441
a "more user friendly'
transportation corridor.
The creation of a "char-
rette" a guide for fu-
ture uses put together
with information from
several public meet-
ings kicks off with a
meeting for residents
Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at Olympic
Heights High School,
See 441, page 05


Even without Trump, West Boca

High gets 'fired' up for 'Chef's

Apprentice' competition

Story, photos
By Dale M. King
was J.C. Perrin, a bank-
er, dressed in an apron,
pulling up dollops of
linguine and placing

them onto a bed of spi-
cy red clam sauce.
A similarly aproned Troy
McLellan, in reality the
president of the Greater
Boca Raton Chamber of
Commerce, was grilling

a loaf of bread cut in
half lengthwise.
Tim Snow, the head
of a local scholarship
foundation, was work-
ing on a sauce for corn-
filled ravioli.

This wasn't the boar-
droom, and Donald
Trump was nowhere in
sight. This was actually
the Culinary Academy
kitchen at West Boca
See "Apprentice" page09

School District may squelch Boca High

conversion plan, says consultant

By Staff Writers

plan to convert Boca
Raton Community High
School to a charter
school passes muster
with local officials, pa-
rents and the teachers
union, it may be killed
by the Palm Beach
County School District.
That's the opinion of

Fred Schwartz, chair-
man of a feasibility com-
mittee that has been
studying the concept.
He recently told the Fe-
deration of Boca Raton
Homeowners Associa-
tions that "the district is
opposed to it. The dis-
trict will probably find
a reason not to approve
But he did say an ap-

peals process exists,
and noted that every le-
gitimate charter appeal
made to date has been
The proposal to turn
Boca High and, eventu-
ally, all 10 of Boca Ra-
ton schools, into charter
schools, has met with
mixed reaction even
within the city limits.
Schwartz said teachers

are concerned about
things like wages, se-
niority, tenure and other
benefits. The School
District is dead set a-
gainst it because it
would funnel all state
aid money to each char-
ter school rather than
that split it with the dis-
Even the Federation
See School Plan page04

2 April 17 through 30,2010

Municipal News

T)e Jtoa Raton Tribune

Traffic light sought by Abrams at

fatality scene activated

By Dale M. King

BOCA RATON District 4
Palm Beach County Com-
missioner Steven Abrams
addressed the crowd April 1
on the day a traffic signal at
the scene of a bicycle fatal-
ity in West Boca Raton was
Abrams joined the crowd
when the switch was thrown
on the recently installed traf-
fic signal at the intersection
of Camino Real and Camino
Del Mar Drive.
The signal was installed
after the death of a local

resident, Timothy Williams,
who was struck by a vehicle
at this intersection while rid-
ing his bicycle there about a
year ago.
"This tragic death prompted
me to request a traffic study
with the county's engineer-
ing division," said Com-
missioner Abrams. "Upon
completion of the study, it
was determined that this in-
tersection met the require-
ments for the installation of
the signal."
"I believe the residents of
this community will feel saf-
er with the new signal, and

an important step has been
taken in hopes of avoiding
any future tragedies," he
In memory of Timothy Wil-
liams, members of his fami-
ly were also invited to attend
the activation.

Photo: County Commissioner
Steven Abrams is shown with
Danielle Williams, widow of
Timothy Williams.
Photo Credit: Kate Scott

By Dale M. King

became District 30 state se-
nator in 2006, succeeding
former State Sen. Ron Klein,
who was term-limited out of
office that year, but won the
election for U.S. Represen-
tative from District 22.
After two terms as a state
senator, Deutch on Tues-
day won the vacant seat of
former U.S. Representative
Robert Wexler, who quit
Congress in January to take
a job with a Washington-ba-
sed think tank.
In Tuesday's election called

by Gov. Charlie Crist to re-
place Wexler, Deutch, a li-
beral Democrat, outpolled
Republican Ed Lynch by a
margin of about 2 to 1. The
District 19 winner received
about 62 percent of the votes
(42,971) to just over 35 per-
cent (24,304) for Lynch.
A third candidate, Jim Mc-
Cormick, who was running
without party affiliation, re-
ceived 1,895 voters or about
2.74 percent.
Deutch and Lynch were the
top vote getters among De-
mocrats and Republicans
who cast ballots in a primary
election held in February.

Motorcyclist killed in

Boca traffic crash

Raton Police Services De-
partment's Traffic Homi-
cide Unit is investigating a
fatal traffic crash just after 6
p.m. March 31 in the 3400
block of North Dixie High-
Public Information Officer
Sandra Boonenberg said a
motorcyclist identified as
Phillipe Donnakanian, 45,
of Highland Beach, was
heading north on Dixie
when he apparently lost
control of the motorcycle.
She said the 2007 Suzuki
left the roadway and went

onto the grass swale area
on the east side of the road,
where it continued to travel
north and struck a sign post.
The motorcycle then struck
an unoccupied parked lawn
trailer attached to a 2004
Chevy pickup truck.
The motorcyclist was ejec-
ted from the motorcycle
and was pronounced dead
on the scene, said Boonen-
Investigators are asking
anyone who may have wit-
nessed the crash to contact
Traffic Homicide Investi-
gator Mike Lawlor at (561)

During his first term in state
office, Deutch passed two
landmark legislative initia-
tives in state legislature.
He received national rec-
ognition and testified before
Congress for his successful
efforts passing the "Protec-
ting Florida's Investments
Act," which mandated that
the retirement funds of Flo-
rida workers could not be
used to support Iran's quest
for nuclear weapons or aid
genocide in Darfur.
In 2009, Deutch authored
the "Protecting Florida's
Health Act," a public health
initiative intended to reduce
youth smoking through an
increased surcharge on to-
bacco products.
In the Senate, Deutch also
passed legislation impro-
ving health care for seniors,
promoting public education,
and protecting children and
the environment.
The Bethlehem, Penn., na-
tive is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and the
University of Michigan Law
School. He was a lawyer
with the Boca Raton firm of
Broad and Cassel.
He lives in Boca Raton with
his wife, Jill, his 14 year-old
twin daughters, Gabrielle
and Serena, and his 11 year-
old son, Cole.

Man standing in SUV

hits head on parking

garage beam

Jacksonville Beach survived
what Boca Raton police cal-
led an incident of "horsing
around [that] nearly took his
According to reports, 26 year-
old John Ruger is recove-
ring at Delray Medical Cen-
ter after being knocked out
of the sunroof of a moving
SUV in a parking garage on
South Federal Highway.
The report said Ruger was
standing up in an SUV, with
his upper body protruding
through the sunroof about
2:30 a.m. March 26. That's
when the car, driven by
28-year-old Bret Douglas of
Boca Raton returned to the
parking garage at 233 South
Federal Highway.
Police said Ruger, who was
in the back seat of Douglas'

2009 BMW SUV stood
up on the center console
through the sunroof while
the vehicle was still moving.
As Ruger turned from the
first level of the garage to
the second level, the ceiling
height drops to just over se-
ven feet, police said. That's
when Ruger's head came in
contact with a cement beam,
knocking him out of the SUV
Police said the victim was
rushed to Delray Medical
Center where he is being
treated for serious injuries.
The driver of the SUV Dou-
glas, and another passenger
in the car, 27 year old John
Preston of Boca Raton, were
not injured.
The investigation is on going,
police said, and charges may
be pending.

Boca police probe

burglary at

Dunkin Donuts on

West Palmetto

ton police are investigating
a burglary discovered just
about 5 a.m. April 3 at the
Dunkin Donuts at 1215 West
Palmetto Park Road.
Public Information Officer
Sandra Boonenberg said that
when officers arrived, they
met with the manager who
said that when he arrived
at work about 4:55 a.m.,
he found the front door un-
locked and the cash register
drawer on the floor.
An inspection of the busi-
ness showed that someone
had entered through a rear
ventilation fan and exited
through via the front door.
Video surveillance shows a
male suspect inside the busi-
ness behind the counter at
about 4:43 a.m., and leav-
ing through the front door at
about 4:45 a.m.
The suspect, police said, is

in his mid-twenties, with
short dark hair, about 5'8"
tall, 175 pounds, wearing
a dark colored sweater and
dark cargo shorts. An un-
known type SUV or van was
seen leaving the property.
Anyone with information
is asked to call Detective
Ronald Mello at (561) 620-
6186 or Palm Beach County
Crime Stoppers at (800)



board an






trict 4 County Commission-
er Steven Abrams led recent
opposition to a $24,975 al-
location to fund the Sweet
Corn Fiesta during a recent
meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners.
"While I am a strong sup-
porter of the agricultural in-
dustry in Palm Beach County,
these are the tough decisions
that the Board has to make
in order to deal with the up-
coming $100 million defi-
cit without raising taxes,"
Abrams said.
"The County Commission has
already eliminated its own
district funding for similar
festivals," Abrams added.
The Board agreed to elimi-
nate the allocation from next
year's budget.
The 2010 Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sweet Corn Fiesta will be
held on April 25. According
to its website, it features
a corn-eating contest, corn
shucking and rides for the

Mr. Deutch goes to Washington ..

- to fill District 19 vacancy

April 17 through 30,2010 3

Thanks for the proclamation
The staff of the Boca Raton Tribune wishes to thank Mayor Susan Whelchel for the proclamation honoring our publication, and the City Council for its continuing support.
We are very grateful for your show of recognition.

After we received the proclamation from the Mayor on Tuesday, April 13th, we went to the Photos: 1. Aloysio Vasconcelos and Barry Epstein; 2. From left to right Pedro Heizer, Barry
Water Color restaurant for the after-party. Siegel and Steve Laine; 3. From left to right- Maheli Jardim, Gabriela andDini Heizer; 4-From
left to right Peterson and Pedro
Proclamation to the Boca Raton High School boys and girls soccer teams
The Boca Raton High School boys and girls socceAr teams competed last February in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Coach Marcelo Castillo and Assistant Coach
Juan Abarca lead their boys team to win the first in the 6A State Championship. On the girls' team, Coach Rachael Grimes lead the girls into winning second place in FHSAA. They received
a proclamation from the Mayor congratulating them on their successful victories. Congratulation Bobcats!
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The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

State board approves independent

medical program at FAU

By Dale M. King

BOCA RATON Florida At-
lantic University is just one
step away from establishing
an independent medical edu-
cation program on its Boca
Raton campus.
The Florida Board of Gover-
nors (BOG), which oversees
state universities, unani-
mously approved the pro-
gram recently. It still needs
the OK from the state legis-
The doctor of medicine de-
gree program was approved
by FAU's Board of Trustees
in February as well as by
two BOG committees prior
to obtaining approval by the
BOG's full board.
"Today is an exciting day for
Florida Atlantic University,"
said John Pritchett, FAU's
interim president. "FAU's
medical education program
has a strong foundation and
will continue to position it-
self as a leader in state-of-the
art medical education and
groundbreaking research."
School officials said the new
FAU medical education pro-
gram will employ a unique
continuity medicine curri-
culum whose characteristics
include a smaller, more in-
teractive learning environ-
ment; interdisciplinary and
community collaboration;
patient-centered, self-directed
learning; small learning com-
munities; continuity of care,
patient safety, and compre-
hensive, chronic disease ma-

School Plan...

could not reach consen-
sus on whether to sup-
port the plan, which has
already gotten the OK

nagement; early introduc-
tion of clinical training in
multiple community-based
hospital and outpatient set-
tings; and a state-of-the-art
medical simulation center.
In addition to offering the
M.D. degree, FAU propo-
ses to offer a dual M.D./
biomedical sciences Ph.D.
option in partnership with
the Scripps Institute Kel-
logg School of Science and
Technology, which would
confer a doctorate degree.
FAU estimates that up to one
fourth of its M.D. students
could take advantage of this
FAU's medical education
program will be housed at
the Charles E. Schmidt Col-
lege of Biomedical Science
on the Boca Raton campus.
Student and residency trai-
ning will be made available
throughout hospitals in Palm
Beach and Broward coun-
The target date for the inau-
gural class to begin is fall
2011, with total enrollment
of the program reaching 246
students by 2014.
The new effort required the
dismantling of a previous
plan that involved the Uni-
versity of Miami and was in-
tended to involve Boca Ra-
ton Community Hospital.
FAU originally inked an a-
greement with UM in 2004
to allow students to attend
medical education classes at
FAU for the first two years
of their training, and finish

continuedfrom page 01
from a School Advisory Com-
mittee and the City Council.
Schwartz explained that the
School District "has been
telling teachers to worry a-
bout salaries and pensions,
health benefits and senio-
The consultant said he re-
cently had breakfast with
Schools Superintendent Dr.
Art Johnson. "I asked him
if he would support it and
he said no," said Schwartz.
"He said if all the schools
in Boca convert, the district
would lose $25 million in
administration money. He
said it could cause a domino

the final two years at the UM
campus in Miami.
In February 2006, Boca Ra-
ton Community Hospital came
on board with plans to build
a medical center on the FAU
campus one that would re-
place its current facility on
Meadows Road and allow
the Boca-based university
to offer a four-year medical
program. After graduation,
FAU students would have
interned at BRCH.
The so-called "tri-partite affi-
liation agreement" fell apart
after Boca Hospital ran into
financial problems and, as a
result, pulled out.
After that, said Pritchett, the
FAU administration began
examining alternative strate-
gies to continue the medical
education program. Earlier
this year, it terminated the
affiliation with UM.
He said the decision by FAU
to seek approval from the
state legislature and the Sta-
te Board of Governors to
continue the MD program
independently was one of

Schwartz said the schools
chief "is trying to use money
and power to stop it."
He also said the Classroom
Teachers Association also
fears the impact of switching
to charter schools. But he
emphasized said teachers
will not lose seniority, pen-
sions or health insurance.
In fact, he added, teacher
salaries should rise, but they
cannot be reduced.
The conversion of Boca High
would be more of a fiscal
and administrative change
than one affecting the physi-
cal plant. Charter schools are
financed by taxpayers, but
are free from most district

three options on the table.
Pritchett said the university
also considered extending its
pact with UM or affiliating
with another med school.
What tipped the scale, he
said, was an agreement rea-
ched with Scripps Research
Institute "to partner with FAU
on a joint degree program
that would offer students an
MD from FAU and a Ph.D.
from Scripps."
Termination of the agree-
ment with UM was needed
to launch the program with
Scripps, which is located on
FAU's campus in Jupiter.
FAU says it can offer the
new program with no new
money from the state, u-
sing tuition and $12 million
in state funding it already
receives for its UM partner-
Pritchett also said the new
program "will be operated
without the need for any
additional legislative appro-

He said the school would o-
perate under the jurisdiction
of a volunteer, appointed
committee. Teachers and ed-
ucational staff would decide
what and how to teach rather
than have it imposed by the
Schwartz said the SAC has
decided to draft a prelimi-
nary application to convert
the educational center into a
charter school.
A 501c3 nonprofit has al-
ready been created, Schwartz
said. "That will be the entity
that the SAC will utilize for
the charter conversion."
It must be approved by a

simple majority of teachers and the union before it goes to
the district for its vote. He said Boca's School Board repre-
sentative, Frank Barbieri, endorses the proposal, but appar-
ently some other members don't.
Parents of Boca students began moving in the direction of a
charter conversion months ago after an abortive attempt by
the School District to impose what they called "one size fits
all" educational initiatives on Boca's A-rated schools. The
mandates would have included the removal of traditional
one-teacher classrooms and imposition of new homework
rules in elementary schools.
In reaction to the rancor, the Council established a commit-
tee to study the possibility of charter school conversions and
see if they would make sense from education and financial
points of view.
Even though the district dumped its plans for new educa-
tional initiatives back in January, Boca officials have moved
ahead with the charter plan.
Among others backing the proposal are Mayor Susan
Whelchel, House Majority Leader Adam Hasner and Boca
High Principal Geoff McKee.
Photos: 1 Fred Schwartz, chairman of feasibility committee
that has been studying the concept of convertingBoca Raton High
School to a charter school, addresses members of the Federation
ofBoca Raton Homeowners Association.
2 Members of the Federation ofBoca Raton Homeowners Asso-
ciation listen intently to a talk about convertingBoca Raton High
School to a charter school.

Boca 911 dispatchers honored

during Telecommunications

BOCARATON The 27 911
dispatchers who work for
the city of Boca Raton were
recently honored as part of
National Public Safety Tele-
communications Week.
In 2009, the telecommuni-
cators at the Boca Raton
Police Services Department
answered more than 168,000
calls for police and fire. They
also dispatch and coordinate
the city's police officers and
fire/rescue services.
Each year, the second full
week of April is National Pu-
blic Safety Telecommunica-
tions Week. It is dedicated
to recognizing the men and
women who are the critical
link between the public and
first responders.
Telecommunicators help de-
liver babies, give CPR ins-
tructions, direct field units
and provide a calm voice in
the midst of chaos, 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.

iNa1iuIal ruuDl m aley leie-
communications Week was
conceived by Patricia An-
derson of the Contra Costa
County (Calif.) Sheriff's Of-
fice in 1981 and was observed
only at that agency for three
Members of the Virginia and
North Carolina chapters of
the Association of Public-
Safety Communications Of-
ficials (APCO) became in-
volved in the mid-1980s.
By the early 1990s, the na-
tional APCO organization con-
vinced Congress of the need
for a formal proclamation.
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-
Mass.) introduced a resolu-
tion to create "National Pub-
lic Safety Telecommunicator

April 17 through 30,2010 5

Community News

ETe Jota taton tribune

'Effective leadership' key through

ups, downs, Odland tells Chamber

happen, but leaders persevere
to lead their employees through
the challenging times, Steve
Odland, Chairman and CEO
of Boca Raton-based Office
Depot Inc. told area leaders
at a recent Greater Boca Ra-
ton Chamber of Commerce
(GBRCC) Trustee Luncheon.
In front of more than 80 lo-
cal business representatives,
Odland presented his in-
sights into the economy and
the skills and adaptations
that strong leaders need to
"To have Mr. Odland in our
community, a leader who
dines with the President of
the United States, a leader
that has a direct line to other

world business
leaders such as
Jamie Dimon,
and a leader that
will share his
insights, experi-
ences, and the
resources of Of-
fice Depot with
the Greater Boca
Raton Chamber
of Commerce is
truly a blessing,"
said J.C. Per-
rin of JPMorgan
The Trustee
Membership Pro-
gram was found-
ed in 1999 to bring together
senior-le-vel executives
whose ca-ring and commit-
ment to the community is
the foundation for the Cham-
ber's continued growth.
More than 140 businesses
are involved in the program,
including companies such as
Jarden Consu-mer Solutions,
JM Family Enterprises, NCCI
Inc., Office Depot Founda-
tion, Town Center at Boca
Raton, and Wachovia Cor-
"It was a special opportu-
nity to hear from the chair-
man and CEO of our very
own Fortune 200 company,"
said GBRCC President/CEO
Troy M. McLellan. "The
Chamber is grateful to have
such a strong business and
community partner with its
global headquarters right he-
re in Boca Raton."
Odland provided insights
into how the global busi-
ness world is interconnected
- from office supplies to the
housing market showing

how business affects every
part of each community all
over the world. One of the
keys to surviving the tough
times, he said, is to gather
the troops, focus on the com-
pany's core values and en-
hance customer service for
each and every encounter.
Sic. c Odland's comments
regarding the value of hav-
ing all employees focused
on a common vision and all
operating under the same
set of organizational values
resonated particularly well
with me personally and with
many others in the room,"
said Cheryl Budd, chief com-
munications officer for
NCCI Holdings.
"As he noted, tough eco-
nomic times can create un-
certainty on many different
levels with employees. Hav-
ing everyone work toward a
common goal and base their
actions and decisions on a
common foundation of val-
ues fosters trust, enhances
morale, and ultimately deliv-
ers value to customers."

Photos: 1: From left are Steve
Klingel, president and CEO of
NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Cheryl
Budd, chief communications
( o of NCCI Holdings, Inc.
and Dr. Peter Gallo of St. An-
drew s School
2: Steve Odland, chairman and
CEO of ('0 Depot, Inc. ad-
dresses local business leaders
at a recent GBRCC Trustee
3: Troy M. McLellan, president
and CEO of the Greater Boca
Raton Chamber of Commerce,
left, with Steve Odland, chair-
man and CEO of 0 Depot,
Photo Credit: Audra Hodges


Rosemary and aen Krieger

On the occasion of your 52nd
wedding anniversary

From your friends,
the staff of The
Boca Raton Tribune

FAU partners with FSMES to

establish Middle East Institute

Atlantic University's Doro-
thy F. Schmidt College of
Arts and Letters recently
announced that it will part-
ner with The Florida Soci-
ety for Middle East Studies
(FSMES) to launch a fund-
raising initiative for the es-
tablishment of a Middle East
Institute at FAU.
"FAU has long been com-
mitted to Middle East stu-
dies in both teaching and
research," said Manjunath
Pendakur, dean of the Doro-
thy F. Schmidt College of
Arts and Letters. "With the
creation of the Middle East
Institute, FAU will be able to
expand its research and cul-
tural activities related to this
complex region."
"Working with FSMES, we

will strive to promote an un-
derstanding among the next
generation of national lead-
ers and the public at large
about the peoples, langua-
ges, cultures and religions of
the Middle East."
The Institute, which will
be the only one of its kind
in Florida, will be the fo-
cal point of academic and
cultural programs about the
Middle East, and will invol-
ve FAU faculty, students
and visiting scholars. It will
draw on the research and
teachings of faculty across
the university who share an
interest in the Middle East as
a region of study, including
faculty from the colleges of
Arts and Letters, Science,
Business and Education.
Although not degree-gran-

ting at its inception, the ins-
titute will fulfill a role in the
education of the state's stu-
dents and citizenry. Fellow-
ships will be offered to assist
master's and doctoral-level
There also will be a public
outreach program to work
with schools and colleges,
community and religious
groups, and the general pu-
blic to raise awareness and
an understanding of issues in
the Middle East.
In addition to presentations
by FSMES, there will be
public lectures, seminars,
film series, workshops and
conferences on a wide range
of topics dedicated to Mid-
dle East issues.
Read the complete
story online.

441 'more user friendly' continuedfrom page
what officials call a "mo-
bility study," will look into
the section of U.S. 441 from
the Broward County line to
the area just north of Glades
Road west of Boca Raton.
The data will help planners,
engineers and architects de-
velop strategies to transform
441 into a more livable, de-
sirable and transit-suppor-
tive corridor. Planners will
look at land uses, alterna-
20101 Lyons Road in West go back out onto the main look at land uses, atera

the Treasure Coast Regional Palm Beach County such sits of three arts. The first
"This is a 7-day event for their. public detransignt, accessibili-hop

Planning Council. He said as Coral Ridge Drive and is a public design workshopm 10
the goal is to make the State University Drive were re- Samtrday, A3pril. 17, from 1
Road 7/U.S. 441 corridor ejected. The 441 study "iscae to p.m. i the caee
more transit friendly." an effort to mitigate" the ria of Olympic Heights High
He said the plan may inclu- co-sing off those roads be- School.
de consideration of public fore they reach Palm Beach his e
sha, executive director of veral roads fromBroward consecutive days of informal

transportation, but he told County. conecute ay o no a
Saturday, April 1 7,8 through Thursdayom 10

lose your car. complained about an an- April .18 through Thursday,
The study, when done, will ticipated glut of traffic into ri th b swl-
also contain information on Palm Beach County if those Plaza anytime from 9 a.m. to
how to make the north-south roads were extended. .
artery a little more friendly Busha encouraged all resi-. i fe
artery offer opinions and prefe-
to pedestrians," he said. dents to attend. tWe arep H
Busha said residents have looking for their input. We fences for the area of study.-
also complained that the want to know what's bothe- e addre i a
This will be followed by five

shopping plazas along U.S. ring them. It doesn't have to aotBoo
consecutive days of informal

441 should have connector be a big concern. Read the complete
roads so they don't have to The charrette, part of story online.
roads so they don't have to The charrette, part of story online.

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The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Mitzi Gaynor to 'razzle dazzle'

audience at Wold Performing

Arts kickoff at Lynn University
By Skip Sheffield Technically Gaynor is the enrich the mind and train
second theater, concert and the body. To be part of the
BOCA RATON Ground movie star to perform at the dedication of a new theater,
was broken in November Wold Center. Bernadette Pe- especially in these challeng-

2008, a dedication was
held March 26 of this
year, and now the $15
million Keith C. and
Elaine Johnson Wold Per-
forming Arts Center of
Lynn University opens
to the public for its first
show, "Razzle Dazzle:
My Life behind the Se-
quins," starring Mitzi
"I'm so honored to be
asked to open a new the-
ater," remarked Gaynor
by telephone from Cali-
fornia. 'I love Florida so
much. I always love re-
turning. This time it will be
extra special."
Shows will be held April 17
at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 at
4 p.m. at the theater on the
Lynn campus on Military
Trail in Boca Raton.

ters entertained March 26
at a private party hosted by
philanthropist Elaine Wold.
"Performing arts can change
young people's lives for
the better," said Peters from
New York. "Performing arts

ing economic times, is a
Both Bernadette Peters
and Mitzi Gaynor have
Been performing since
childhood, and so both
know how theater and
music can enrich lives,
and if one is lucky, be-
come a career.
Mitzi began as a child
ballerina and then chorus
dancer. She broke into
films at age 19. Notable
roles include "There's
No Business Like Show
Business" (1954), "Les
Girls," and her biggest
film role of all: Nellie For-
bush in the film version of
"South Pacific" (1958), direc-
ted by Broadway and Holly-
wood legend Josh Logan.

Read the complete
story online

By: Mayor Susan Whelchel

BOCA RATON In the City
of Boca Raton, as in all of
Palm Beach County, we ha-
ve very high standards and
expectations in regard to our
quality of life.
Everyone knows that each
individual school, city, or
district has unique characte-
ristics, needs, and concerns
in educating their students.
In terms of educational ex-
cellence, our local public
schools should address all
the basic educational and
physical needs of all stu-
dents and create a learning
environment that will allow
them to excel beyond the
standard structure of educa-
One very important concern
recently raised in our com-
munity is whether our public
school students are receiv-
ing the absolute best avail-
able education even though

our public schools are rated
very highly by customary
Florida educational
In Boca Raton, ma-
ny teachers, students,
parents, and citizens
have expressed inte-
rest in existing schools
being converted to
charter schools to M
help enhance the quality of
education and academic re-
sources being delivered to
our children. The Boca Ra-
ton High School Advisory
Committee is now explo-
ring whether a conversion of
the school to a Conversion
Charter School, operating
within the School District
of Palm Beach County (SD-
PBC), would provide the fle-
xibility to educate each child
to their fullest potential.
What is a Charter School?
A Charter School is an in-
dependent public school that
is fiscally and academically

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By Susan "~elchel

Should Boca Raton High

become a charter school?

accountable to local spon-
soring school district, but
exempt from many
di-inct and state sta-

I iiidclr Florida law, a
c riicr school can be
ci .iid to enhance e-
d.i .ii lonal choices
i /, ^. i, :C!r i...rents and stu-
ayor dents, to promote in-
novation, to improve achieve-
ment, and to create and
enhance professional op-
portunities for teachers, in-
cluding the ownership of
the learning program at the
school site. The SDPBC
is the sponsor of 33 char-
ter schools as of July 2009
The purpose of changing
Boca Raton High School
into a Charter School would
be to allow local Boca Raton

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There's something special about

Have a special feeling
about West Boca Ra-
ton Community High
School. I used to think it was
because I was invited to the
grand opening of the mas-
sive facility several years
But it's deeper than that. It
has to do with the four acad-
emies there that give stu-
dents a leg up on others in
certain career areas.
The academies reminded me
of the similar system that
was created at my own high
school in Massachusetts -
unfortunately after I gradu-
ated. To my knowledge, my
alma mater, Attleboro High
School, now known as Attle-
boro Comprehensive High
School, is the only one in the
state that offers 12 vocatio-
nal training units in addition
to academic studies.
I saw how well that system
worked up north where it
has been in place a good 25
years or more.
The recent Culinary Appren-
tice competition brought
back memories of the Culi-
nary Arts program at my old
high school, and how many
of the students who trained
there went on to win awards
and to land jobs in gourmet
eating places.
In West Boca, as in Attle-
boro, students don't just

West Bo
learn a trade. They get a full
academic education as well.
But in West Boca, there's an
advisory board that brings
civic leaders on board to
work with the kids. It's a
public-private partnership that
works very well.
I know Schools Superinten-
dent Dr. Art Johnson is a big
fan of academies. It's a sys-
tem I feel should be adopted
at every school to give each
student the opportunity for
a truly well-rounded educa-

False Alarm
I was doing a little Googling
the other day when I stum-
bled on a news item that had
an apparent connection to
Boca Raton. The story said
plans to build a 3-story, 60
room hotel were angering a
group of Boca Raton resi-
Well, that's certainly a Boca-
style story. Remember the
opposition to the rebuilding
of the Boca Raton Beach
But I noticed the article was
in a newspaper serving the
Galveston, Texas, area. I
was curious why Texans
would be concerned about
an issue in Boca Raton.
Well, apparently, this hotel
is being proposed near a de-
velopment in Texas called

ca High
Boca Raton. The article even
quoted the secretary of the
Boca Raton subdivision ho-
meowners association, who
said it was wrong to put a
commercial use near homes.
(That also is a Boca Raton
Residents of Boca Raton,
Texas, along with neighbor-
ing San Joaquin, Keystone,
Falcon Ridge and Sunmead-
ow developments all oppose
the hotel because they think
it will decrease their proper-
ty values and increase crimi-
nal activity.
Well, Boca Raton (Florida)
has plenty on its plate with-
out dealing with a hotel
issue. That's one thing to
scratch off the to-do list.

Law and Order
I didn't realize that CQ Mag-
azine was involved in tally-
ing crime statistics.
But the gentlemen's clothing
publication has just listed its
ratings of state crime rank-
ings. And Florida, unfortu-
nately, is listed as No. 6.
It falls in line behind Ne-
vada, which is first; New
Mexico, Louisiana, South
Carolina and Tennessee.
CQ Press has apparently
been doing this survey for 20
years, comparing state totals
against the national average
for six crimes: murder, rape,

robbery, aggravated assault,
burglary and motor vehicle
Sixth place may seem a little
cruel, considering that Boca
Raton, at least, has taken the
lead in community policing
since Dan Alexander took
over as police chief several
years ago. And the VIPER
program, with its neighbor-
hood outreach and crime
website, has helped keep
the lines of communication
Poor Nevada, though. It has
the dubious honor of top-
ping CQ's list of most dan-
gerous states for the seventh
year in a row. (Maybe the
movie "Casino" really was
"fact-based," as the DVD ja-
cket says.)
In this year's ranking, Dela-
ware saw the biggest in-
crease in crime falling 10
places from the 17th most
dangerous state last year to
the 7th most dangerous this
year. Other states that have
become more dangerous in-
clude Rhode Island (it fell
nine places in the rankings)
and Connecticut (now six
places lower).
The states that saw the big-
gest improvements over the
past year include Michigan
and Alaska. Each rose seven
spots in the rankings.

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Douglas Heizer

Everything you do, do with love.

A little
m o r e
than a
year ago,
Sthe may-
Sor and
the city
council of Boca Raton made
a Proclamation that January
13 was Douglas Heizer Day
in Boca Raton. For me this
was a huge honor to have
my work in the community,
though Rotary, Boy Scouts,
and church being recog-
nized. Everything I do, I do
with passion, with love and I
never look for awards.
This year again, the mayor
and the city council gave us,
at The Boca Raton Tribune,

a proclamation. It was such
an honor.
Like the first time, I didn't
do anything different than
I've always been doing, I do
my job with the passion of
serving others. This award
brought to us at Boca Tri-
bune more responsibility
than ever. We need to serve
our community even better.
Getting Real.
I can't do this myself. This
award belongs for our whole
team, beginning with our
managing Editor, Dale King
with his huge dedication
and love for our city, he has
helped me to build this paper
and Pedro, my oldest son,
who is by Dale's and my side
for everything. All the other
team members, without ex-

ception, you guys deserve
Last edition our paper got
on the road faster. Andre
Heizer and Kyle Proffitt did
a great job delivering to all
the churches, hospitals and
schools in Boca Raton, all
the condominiums from
A1A to Hillsboro Blvd and
Linton. Barbara from Out-
side Pub made the doctor's
office distribution and Carlos
from All Service delivered
at retail stores. We delivered
more than 600 points! You
can see where you can get
our paper on line. If you still
don't have our printed edi-
tion please e-mail us : distri-

Paper Boxes:
Yes! We now have our own
paper boxes. Look where
you can get your paper 24/7
in our map online. Also we
are working in getting our
inside racks placed in dif-
ferent locations. If you want
our rack in your business,
please let us know using the
same e-mail.
On The Road:
* Dale and I had lunch with
Peter Foley and Daniel
Schwimmer from Merrill
Lynch. An exciting project
could happen with their part-
* Eating at Water Colors res-
taurant is always amazing
but when I have lunch with
"the boss" I think it becomes
unimaginable! I had lunch

with Greg Taylor and Fran
Bannor. They told me about
the renovation project, and
about other projects. Again,
we are working together on
a couple of exciting projects.
One of them is to help the
needy people in our com-
* Washington Olivetto, (Go-
ogle him)! He is one of most
awarded publicist in the
world. He owns one of the
most prestigious adverti-
sing agencies in the world,
He has two productions that
are in the list of the 100 best
commercials in the world.
We had breakfast together
this week in Fort Lauderdale
as part of a Focus on Brazil.
Unnecessary to say, good
projects are coming to Boca

Our team keeps growing:
Priscila Rodrigues who be-
gan with us as a Sales Rep,
has been promoted to Mar-
keting Assistant. Her first
task was a successful recep-
tion at the Water Color after
the proclamation at the City
Hall. You can't wait to see
what we have in mind.....
New sections, new columns
will come in our next edi-
We need your help!!
We still need your support to
place ads in our paper. Ad-
vertising is our life blood.
We need your support. Peo-
ple who placed ads are get-
ting results; this is a very
good sign. Right ads + right
media = best result.

Chef's Apprentice' competition

Raton High School, where
student "apprentices" were
recently partnered with civic
leaders and teachers to con-
coct a variety of delicacies
as part of the "Chef's Ap-
prentice" competition.
The idea, said Academy Co-
ordinator Susan Bantang,
was to -.li:. c.-iC the ad-
visory board and student
The event took place at the

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10 Culinary Teams, each
made up of a CAAB mem-
ber and one Culinary Arts
Academy student. The Cu-
linary Arts Academy has
been designated a "Model"
Academy by the National
Career Academy Coalition
For half an hour, the kitchen
was filled with aromas ran-
ging from fresh bread to
delectable chocolate chip
cookies. Each CAAB mem-
ber was to prepare their fa-
vorite appetizer/salad, main
entree or dessert with the as-
sistance of a Culinary Arts
In the end, a team of judges
selected the following win-
First place, Tim Snow, Geor-
ge Snow Scholarship Fund
and Helcio Abreu, who ma-

final meeting of the school
year for the Community
Academy Advisory Board
(CAAB), is a group of lo-
cal business, industry and
education leaders whose
mission is to offer its experi-
ence, expertise and resourc-
es to prepare Academy stu-
dents to succeed in a global
The first "Chef's Appren-
tice" competition featured

de white corn ravioli.
Second place: Troy McLel-
lan, Greater Boca Raton
Chamber of Commerce and
Jeremy Salamon who creat-
ed an updated grilled cheese
Third place, Joe Pores of
Call4Health and Carlla Sa-
bino, who created Alexia's
The judging was intense as
TV cameras roamed around
and the panel dug into the
goodies, flipped pages on
clipboards to keep track of
Also taking part in the com-
petition were: J.C. Perrin,
vice president, J.P Morgan
Chase Bank; Barbara Weiss,
director of Community Re-
lations, Johnson & Wales
University; Brenda Coto,
mana-ging director of Tech-

nology & Innovation, FAU College of Engineering & Com-
puter Science; Craig Heiser, vice president, Whiting-Turner
Construction; Tom Hellyer, instructor, WBRHS Draf-ting
& Design Academy; Greg Rawling, instructor, WBRHS
Medical Scien-ces Academy and Gracelyn Stuart-Tug-
gle, accounting instructor, Palm Beach State College.
And all the spectators got a prize at the end. They got to eat
what the judges didn't consume.

10 April 17 through 30,2010


*- FAITH -
By E. Truman Herring

The light that exposes

a hypocrite

Matthew 5:16: "Letyour light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is
in heaven. "

Last week our church
received a call regar-
ding a small fanati-
cal group in Topeka,
Kansas that is often
reported for their
hate protests at fu-
nerals. Because this
small fanatical group Pr. E.
call themselves a church and
Baptist at that, it is very easy
for the reader or listener to
assume all Christians, chur-
ches and Baptists are simi-
lar. I assure you, there are
over 40 million Baptists who
are nothing like that and to-
tally disassociate themselves
from such aberrant behavior.
While their portrayal of this
group may be accurate, is it
possible that your view of all
Christians, churches, Baptists
(police, lawyers, doctors, etc.)
can be formed from a single
atypical example?
Jesus taught that the kingdom
of God would be like a farmer
who planted good seed in his
field, but at night an enemy
came into his field and plant-
ed tares (a plant that looks
like wheat, but does not bear
good fruit) among the wheat.
When the wheat began to
grow, the farmer was shocked
to find that tares were also gro-
wing among the wheat. What
should the farmer do? Jesus
gave the answer that they
would both grow together
until the end of time. When
Jesus returns, God will sepa-
rate the tares from the wheat.
.1 I.ihihl i 13:24-30)
How do you recognize the
difference between a tare
(hypocrite) and the wheat
(one that bears good fruit)?
A hypocrite only has "Words
about God" but a true Chris-
tian has "Good works for
God to men." Jesus also
taught that that there would
be false prophets who would
be wolves in sheep's clo-
thing. Again you would re-
cognize them by their fruit or
works. (Matthew 17:15-22) I
wish the name "Christian" or
"Baptist" was not associated
with the cult in Westboro or
with us.
In contrast, a few weeks
ago there was a devastating

earthquake in Haiti.
It did not take an
earthquake for the
Florida Baptist Con-
vention, of which our
church is a part of, to
respond to the suf-
fering and needs of
humann Haiti. We have been
there for the past 15 years
helping and serving people.
We already had a network of
friends and churches that we
have worked with to minister
the love of God to the people
of Haiti. When the earthquake
hit our leadership was mobi-
lizing relief within hours.
The following is a report of
what Florida Baptists have
done in Haiti in the past six
weeks: Food shipped: Rice
80 tons, black beans 250,000
pounds, pasta 4,741 pounds,
meals 680,933. We also had
medical teams; 21 with 17,000
medications ministered and
19,576 patients seen. Our
ministry efforts were: 2,745
volunteer days served and
21,643 ministry contacts made.
Our church had a musi-
cal benefit concert for Haiti
and we sent the offering to
the Florida Baptist relief ef-
fort knowing that every dollar
would be maximized for the
relief effort. All of our seve-
ral thousand Florida Baptist
churches were given a food
packing list to collect food
that would feed a family in
need for a week.
Our history has been when
disaster strikes, Florida Bap-
tists are some of the first re-
sponders to help. I have seen
firsthand the love of God pre-
sent to give hope in despair
from Hurricane Andrew to
the present.
When Hurricane Wilma hit
our community a few years
ago, one day later a self-
contained 18-wheeler Baptist
Disaster unit, pulled into our
church parking lot to begin
ministering to our commu-
nity that would be without
electricity for days. Our chur-
ch partnered with a Bap-
tist Disaster Team, the Red
Cross and about 100 volun-
teers from our church to feed
around 6,000 meals a day for

The J9oca taton T!Iribune

Mike Gora

Railroad widow should take

the next train to annulment

Question: I was married to for forty years and then di-
my real husband Earl for vorced. We dated for two
45 years. He had ears. We became
worked for the Ca- "very friendly. "
nadian Railroad Then we got mar-
Corporation his tried, ceremony,
whole life. Earl friends and all. It
was a wonder- seemed like as soon
ful man, most all as we got married
of the time, and a he changed. He was
great father for our Mike Gora no longer so socia-
girls, who still live in Mon- ble, friendly to me or loving.

treal. He finally retired. He
had earned a pension, which
continued to pay me his full
salary after his death. The
catch was that the pension
would stop if I remarried.
As the saying goes, "there is
no fool like an old fool. A
friend of mine in Palm Aire
fixed me up with a very nice
man, who had been married

over a week.
Do not let the evil works of
one hypocrite silence the good
works of thousands of Chris-
tians not focused on by the
media. Counterfeits exist be-
cause the genuine have real
value. Keep your light bright
because someone in darkness
needs hope.

Expecting God's Best Pastor

Truman Herring
Senior Pastor
Boca Glades Baptist Church

Now he does i, i hil,, but go
to the Seminole Casino off
Sample Road to play poker
or sit around and drink beer
and watch the big screen TV
his son and daughter bought
him for his 80th birthday.
Before we married, he could
not keep his hands off me,

now we don't even sleep in
the same room. I cook and
clean for him. I'd have been
better off if I would have
rented a room from him, or
moved in as a paid house-
keeper After six months of
marriage, I'm :i,,iki,, di-
vorce. Yesterday he men-
tioned divorce. From what I
have read in your column, I
know that we have not been
married long enough to get
alimony. Is there any way
for me to get my Canadian
Railroad Pension back, so
I would have money to live
Answer: Maybe. Call the
office of the administrator
of the Canadian Railroad

pension and ask whether an
annulment of the marriage
would restore your pension
payments. Marriages can be
declared void, if either of
you failed to be lawfully di-
vorced from a prior spouse.
So check the court records
where he lived at the time of
his claimed divorce.

Michael H. Gora has been cer-
tified by The Board of Legal
Specialization and Education
of The Florida Bar as a spe-
cialist in matrimonial law, and
is a partner with Shapiro Blasi
Wasserman and Gora P.A. in
Boca Raton.

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By Dr. Synesio Lyra

Don't Fear Taking Risks!

It is good to be adventurous, account which I've never
boldly attempting new feats, forgotten. It was a cute story
exploring uncharted territo- about a little girl on a lei-
ry, venturing into places and sure walk with her father.
situations you haven't seen At one point, she noticed
before. Taking risks leads some pretty flowers growing
anyone to an exhilarating at the edge of the road, and
life! Don't fear it! she decided to pick
Even a turtle won't some up and take to
get anywhere un- her mother. A ma-
less it sticks its jor obstacle, how-
neck out! And so ever, was that those
must you! flowers were grow-
Yet, it is absolutely ing on a dangerous
necessary that you incline; she could
remain subservient Dr. SynesioLyra easily fall into the
to God, His laws, and His precipice, if she tried it all

specific guidelines; it's im-
perative to observe all divine
prescriptions! Be bold in
all you attempt, but always
within sound parameters!
Moreover, every step you
take, and every move you
make, must be achieved with
positive goals!
As a youngster I read a true

alone. Even so, her father
gave his consent to pluck the
flowers on condition that he
would hold her tightly by her
other hand.
Our existence in the world
affords us the liberty to ful-
fill many things in life. Yet,
not completely as we please;
their true value is conferred

only by the integrity of each
action and the way other li-
ves can benefit from them!
Therefore, be bold in all you
attempt! Never fear taking
risks if you are persuaded
of the soundness of that new
venture. Wherever you are is
a legitimate starting point for
something new and exciting
in your life. Wherever you
are you can find access to
the road you must take to go
where you need to arrive!
Wisdom, ancient and new,
may point the way you must
follow, and show the things
you are expected to do. In
such case, you can safely
proceed to the place of great-
ness and of genuine fulfill-
ment, knowing that such is
the only direction God wish-
es you to traverse.
Your attitude should be
one of positive expectancy
amidst whatever barriers you

may encounter along your
earthly pilgrimage. If you just
look down and around, you
may see signs that would
keep you from moving. But
if you look up, to the brighter
side, you shall have greater
confidence to move on. The
obstacles are not ignored,
but neither are they allowed
to become a justified impedi-
ment in your journey. There-
fore, don't fear taking risks!

Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr is a Flo-
rida resident who, for many
years, was a professor at the
post-graduate level. He is a
writer, a sought-after confer-
ence speaker a man who lived
in five continents of the world,
having received his education
in four of them. When he re-
sided in southern California,
he wrote a weekly column for
the daily "Anaheim Bulletin, "
which was carried for about six
years, until he moved to south

By Dr. Daniel Man

Damage to ear lobes caused by heavy

earrings can be fixed

Dear Dr. Man. I'm a 63-year- also add significant weight
old woman from Boca Ra- or trauma, causing the tissue
ton. I've worn heavy ear- in your earlobe to pull with
rings my entire life and now enough pressure over time.
I'm paying for it. One of my A tear in the lobe or margin
earlobes is completely torn can leave a notch in an oth-
:1,i. ihl and the other one is erwise smooth, continuous
just about torn. Now I can't edge. Large or heavy items
wear earrings at all. Worse will gradually elongate the
yet, every-one al- hole and eventually
ways asks me what tear through the lobe.
is wrong with my This defect in one's
ears. Can this be ear is usually very
fixed? Can I wear visible and difficult
earrings again one to cover up.
day? Most ear holes gra-
dually enlarge over
Answer: The con- Dr DanielMan time. This is relative-
dition that you are expe- ly normal for someone with

riencing is not uncommon;
and there is surgery to help
repair the damage to your
ear lobes. Ear reconstruction
can involve the entire ear or
only a part the lobe.
Otoplasty is a general term
for ear reshaping. Ear lobe
reconstruction is much less
involved than other forms of
ear reshaping.
While earrings can add to a
woman's beauty, they can

pierced ears. The final tear
is usually just through a tiny
piece of tissue at the bot-
tom of the lobe. If only the
bottom is actually torn, im-
mediate repair will not take
care of the skin-covered slot.
However, if the tear starts
from a tiny pierced hole, im-
mediate repair is an option.
Otherwise, reconstruction
should be delayed until after
the wound has healed and

tissues are not inflamed.
Depending on the deformity,
reconstruction can take dif-
ferent forms. In all methods,
the skin lining the slot is re-
moved, creating a raw edge
to rebuild. Depending on the
type of tear or the amount
of damage in your ear, your
plastic surgeon can use dif-
ferent techniques for sur-
gery. When you meet with
your board certified plastic
surgeon, be sure to discuss
the technique he or she plans
to use for your surgery.
During most of these surge-
ries, local anesthetic is used
to numb the earlobe. After
surgery, most patients do not
need anything stronger than
an over-the-counter pain me-
It is important to care for
your earlobes after surge-
ry. You should wash your
wound with soap and water
three times a day. Your doc-
tor will prescribe you an an-
tibiotic ointment that should
be applied as well. You
may experience some drain-

age from the wound after
surgery. Sutures are usually
removed by your surgeon
within about seven days.
You should hold off wea-
ring earrings for at least six
weeks after surgery in order
to give your earlobes time
to heal properly. When you
do resume wearing earrings,
you should wear small, light
earrings for at least two
months after surgery. If your
holes have been closed and
you would like new holes
pierced, I generally recom-
mend waiting about six
months after surgery.
Dr Daniel Man is a board-
certified plastic surgeon who
has dedicated his life's work
to helping people lookyounger
and improve their appearance
through cosmetic surgery. He
is a noted author, artist, inven-
tor and educator Dr. Man has
been featured on major televi-
sion networks as well as na-
tional and local magazines and
newspapers for his work as
both a plastic surgeon and an
artist. Dr. Man has a private
practice in Boca Raton.

*-- Senior Life -
Chris Cattagio

Are You in the

Sandwich Generation?
If you were born between Add to that, economic uncer-
1945 and 1975 you are prob- tainty, and the many diverse
ably, among the 20 elements in our
million plus Ameri- changing society,
cans, who are in and those "Golden
some way involved Years" look a little
with elder care. tarnished.
The "Sandwich Ge- If you're already
neration" describes in your sixties, or
those who are sand- nearly, and feel-
wiched between the Chris Cattagio ing the financial
responsibilities of caring for squeeze of the sandwich
their own children, while generation, there are still
also caring for one or more a few things you can do to
aging parents, or other elder- lower your stress level and
ly family members, increase your peace of mind.
For many in the boomer gen- You might consider work-
eration, the mentality was ing a little longer, trimming
retire early, send the kids off your expenses, and urging
to college, and, finally, have your kids to explore every
the chance to travel and en- option for college financial
joy life. Instead, the demo- aid-especially merit grants
graphic reality, is that many or scholarships that neither
baby boomers are becoming of you will have to repay af-
Seniors and Sandwich Gen- ter they graduate.
erationers at the same time. If you're in your forties or
Americans are living longer, fifties, chances are you have
and people are starting their more time to plan and make
families later. One out of ev- preparations before you find
ery eight Americans, ages 40 yourself caught in the sand-
to 60, is raising a child and which generation. Regard-
caring for a parent at home. less of your age, however,
On top of that, seven to 10 here are a few steps you can
million Americans are caring take that may help you man-
for their aging parents from age the needs of your aging
a long distance away. It's parents and adult children
not easy to become elderly without getting squeezed by
or a parent to your parentss. sandwich generation prob-
After all, our society as.: ;" lems:
adults should be able to take *Preserve Your Assets-Don't
care of themselves. But, as be a sandwich generation
more live well into their 80s martyr by using your retire-
and 90s and families are dis- ment savings to pay for your
persed across the country, children's college education
everyone is going to be in- or your parents' long-term
evolved somehow, some way, care. Your kids can take out
in elder care. student loans if necessary,
The statistics say it all: and you should use your par-
44'. of Americans between ents' own assets to finance
the ages of 45 and 55 have their care for as long as pos-
2 living parents and at least sible.
one child under 21. *Plan Ahead- Keep the sand-
2/3 of primary caregivers are which generation trend in
women with 64% of care- mind when you're project-
givers employed full-time or ing what kind of income
part-time. you'll need in retirement.
The average caregiver is
age 46, female, married and ( Catoggio, owner
working outside the home has found more and more of
her clients requests are for as-
earning an annual income of
distance and guidance manag-
$35,000 per year. ing the increasing medical and
17% of family caregivers are non-medical responsibilities of
providing 40 hours of care a aging at home. More frequent,
week or more. also, are the calls from long-
Nearly 66% of Americans distance caregivers, concerned
under the age of 60, expect about their parents ., being.
to have eldercare responsi- Read the complete
abilities in the next 10 years. story online

12 April 17 through 30,2010

Life & Arts

T)e J9ota ~aton tribune
Diane Feen

Celebrating the greatness of

different fashions

By Diane Feen

worship a similar deity.
For some of us, it's an up-
scale steakhouse, for others
a chance to volunteer for a
good cause and still others
enjoy an opportunity to em-
brace their spiritual roots
The great thing about a de-
mocracy (in a hedonistic
climate) is that we get to
worship the greatness of our
lives in a different fashion.
Luckily, we are not the sum
total of our parts, but the vol-
ume of what experiences we
For Boca Raton residenc-
es, it has been an interest-
ing time. We started off the
month with cultural great-

ness at Mizner Park. The
concerts and literary events
brought an air of artistic
brilliance and a sense that
Lincoln Center or the Aspen
Festival had come ashore
(sans oil drilling).
Some locals walked by the
white tents during rehearsal
and were able to watch a
rough draft of the evening's
show (at no charge).
At the end of the cultural
smorgasbord was an annual
ritual known as the Boca
Bacchanal. This wine and
food connoisseurship hails
from the traditions of Caesar
with a Romanesque heritage
of hedonism.
The event took place the
third weekend in March and
included simultaneous Fri-

day night dinners (Vintner
dinners) held at luxurious
homes and yachts around
town. Strangers and friends
share fine wine and ultra-
divine food while trying to
find common ground. This
year the event was sold out
in advance (proof the re-
cession may be over). The
Bacchanal & Auction at the
Boca Raton Resort & Club
(closed to the media) is a
multi-course dinner with
fine wines.
The most proletariat event
of the weekend is The Grand
Tasting held under the tent
at the Mizner Park Amphi-
theatre. This rather exotic
wine and food-fueled feast is
surely a Roman Empire leg-
acy (Perhaps it precluded the

historical fall.). Hundreds of
people walk the aisles tast-
ing a bit of this and a lot of
that. Flavor and fervor run
high and the food and wine
lasted till the bell tolled (at
3 p.m.).
There were 140 wines to
sip and wickedly tasty food
from 30 local restaurants.
The challenge is to grip
your wine glass while bal-
ancing plates of crab cakes,
tiny steak sandwiches, stone
crabs, pasta and a delicious
deluge of other delicacies.
You could say it is a culinary
stroll that speaks to your in-
ner gastric cravings. The
event supported the Boca
Raton Historical Society (a
worthwhile cause for sure).
On the same day (Sunday

March 21) was the inter-
faith service at the Catholic
Church, St. Joan of Arc. For
24 years Temple Beth El and
St. Joan of Arc have been
sharing their religious be-
liefs and traditions on both
sides of the aisle and the
street (both are on SW 4th
Rabbi Dan Levin gave a
moving sermon about the
leadership qualities of Mo-
ses "good leaders are good
servants," he said and
"leadership is a partner-

ship with God, not instead
of God." It was a morning
of love and enlightenment -
brotherhood and blessings.
On Friday night Monsignor
Michael McGraw spoke
about Jesus Christ and
his leadership qualities (it
was standing room only at
Temple Beth El). Liturgical
songs rang from the rafters
of both great houses of wor-
ship. We saw the one in the
many which is a joyous
recipe for peace.
Read the complete
story online "

The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services

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Friday, April 23 7:00pm

Downtown Boca Raton
Intersection of N Federal Hwy & N Mizner Blvd
Just south of Glades Road

"Pathway to the Stars".....
S a Variety Show of
past and present performers

S Sponsored hb Flos sy Keesely Foundation
Rotary Club of Boca Raton

Bring along a blanket or chair (chair rentals $2)
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Eighth annual YMCA Prayer

Breakfast sets attendance record
BOCA RATON The 8th Annual Prayer Breakfast for the YMCA of South Palm Beach
County drew a record audience of over 500 supporters who rose early to enjoy a breakfast
at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
The audience was met with a festive display of balloons and music, a performance by the
Plantation High School Step Team and a thought-provoking presentation about family val-
ues presented by Bob and Pam Tebow. The Tebows are the parents of former Florida Gator
and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, and they have been actively involved in mission-
ary work in the Philippines for more than 25 years.
"The prayer breakfast was both entertaining and inspiring," said Yvonne Boice, chair of the
event, and a member of the YMCA board of trustees. "This was our most successful event
to date, and we are excited that so many people from our community showed their support
of the YMCA's wonderful programs and scholarships."
"In 2009, approximately $500,000 was given in scholarships that provided children and
families in need with the opportunity to participate in summer camps, active older adult pro-
grams, sports leagues and more," stated Bradley Kitchens, YMCA Board chair. "We are ex-
tremely proud of what the YMCA offers to our community and of the commitment we have
made to instill in our children the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility."
For more information about the YMCA, call the Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton
facility at (561) 395-9622 or the DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach facility at
(561) 738-9622.
1 -Pam Tebow and Bradley
2 From left are Al Zucaro,
Yvonne Boice Zucaro, Tim
Byrd, Pam and Bob Tebow.
3-AMarkHawthorne, left,
with Michelle Rodriquez,
Patti Hawthorne, Peter
Blum, Margaret Galus,
Justin Hawthorne.
4 From left are Carl
Foster Frank McKinney,
Laura McKinney and David
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Cancer Related Fatigue

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lynn Cancer Institute at the Harvey & Phyllis Sandier Pavilion
3rd Floor 701 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

4:30pm Registration, Refreshments
and Mini Health Fair
5:00pm Discussion and Panel Q&A


Lynn Cancer Institute (LCI), LCI Nutrition,
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Boca Fire Rescue goes through its paces at Fire Expo 2010

Town Center at Boca Raton
mall recently hosted the 2010
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Ser-
vices Expo in the northwest
comer of the parking lot near
This year's action-oriented
event spotlighted the Fire-
blast 451 and F.L.A.G. Live
Fire Training Simulators as
well as specialty apparatus
and a vehicle extrication de-
monstration from the Boca
Raton Fire Rescue Services
Extrication Team.
Children got a chance to
learn the value of fire safety
tips through an interactive
puppet show. Clowns and fa-
ce painters, as well as a giant
slide, were also on hand to
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Ser-
vices also provided compli-
mentary refreshments and
snacks to attendees. Home-
town firefighters and para-
medics had meet and greet
sessions with the public.
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1 Boca Raton 's Fire Rescue
Team demonstrates actions
taken to quell a raging fire
during the Boca Raton Fire
Rescue Services 2010 Fire
Expo held at Town Center at
Boca Raton

2 "Old Betsy, the first fire
truck delivered to the city in

3 Ellen Korelitz, director of
marketing and business de-
velopment at Town Center at
Boca Raton, is flanked by the
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Team
at the mall's 2010 Fire Expo

4 Kids learned basic safety
rescue techniques from the
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Team
at the 2010 Fire Expo held at
Town Center at Boca Raton

5 The Boca Raton commu-
nity showed its support for
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Ser-
vices 2010 Fire Expo at Town
Center at Boca Raton

6 Spectators got hands-on
with fire safety practices at
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Ser-
vices 2010 Fire Expo at Town
Center at Boca Raton

We wish you a very Happy Birthday!

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Skip Sheffield

FAU drama students offer 'Red Herring'

on Studio One stage

By Skip Sheffield

The Dorothy F.
Schmidt College of
Arts & Letters at
Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity is present-
ing Michael Hol-
linger's film noir
spy movie spoof
"Red Herring" at 8
p.m. Friday, April
16 and Saturday '
and 2 p.m. Sunday
at Florida Atlantic
sity's Studio One
The show debuted ai
versity venue last w
Tickets are $16 an
rates are available. (

Delray Beach ha
How long has the D
fair been going on?
Promoters say the ar
and entertainment
ganza held last wec
more than 50 years
they are counting
gone Gladiola Fest
began in 1947 and f
in the 1950s. The
Delray Affair was
in 1962 by a group
ray Beach business
wanted to stimulate
the slowdown afte
This year's event h
than 800 artists an
of art and craft ver
up in a ten-block ai
Swinton Avenue to t
Strolling entertain
provided by Dall as
Guy, Niktorius ai
Soto. Eclipse was s
- m


Veteran's Park.
Admission was free and
More than 250,000
people were said to
have attended.

L Propaganda Lake
Worth Celebrates
First Anniversary
Propaganda, the
concert club at 6 S. J
Skip Shefield St., Lake Worth, ce-
April 17 lebrated its first anniversary
April 18 Saturday, April 10 with four
Univer- bands and free admission.
Theater. Full disclosure: one of the
tthe uni- bands: Zombies! Organize!
weekend. Features my daughters Lau-
d group ra and Mary and Mary's hus-
Call 800- band Bob Jividen.
Others on the bill were
Sweet Bronco, Everymen
is 48th and the Jameses.

elray Af- Not Much Sense in "After.
ts, crafts I went to the film, "After.
extrava- Life" hoping to see a seri-
ekend is ous examination of the near-
old, but death experience. I went
a long- home disappointed.
ival that "After.Life" stars Christi-
aded out na Ricci as Anna, a young
current schoolteacher caught in lim-
s begun bo between life and death,
of Del- Liam Neeson as the under-
ses that taker who knows of her pre-
sales in dicament but seems unwill-
r Easter ing to help her, and Justin
Long as Paul, her boyfriend
ad more who cries crocodile tears but
d scores is otherwise ineffective.
idors set "Seems" is the operative
rea from word here, because we never
he Intra- know what's going on with
creepy Eliot Deacon (Nee-
lent was son), who runs a one-man
the Fire funeral home in a gloomy
nd Will gray Gothic mansion. Is he
et up in a sensitive soul with a spe-

cial empathy for the dying
and dead, or is he simply a
This first effort by writer
director Agieszka Wojto-
wicz-Vosloo is an ineffective
hodgepodge of horror film
cliches and gory jolts. The
mostly naked Ricci catches
your attention, but the mind
wanders after the first half
hour or so and at 90 minu-
tes the film seems long and

"The Runaways" a lurid,
entertaining cautionary tale
On a more positive note,
"The Runaways" is an en-
tertaining look at America's
first all-girl punk band, The
The girl-on-girl kiss between
Kristin Stewart and Dakota
Fanning has overshadowed
what is a rather good biopic
by director Floria Sigismon-
di, who co-wrote the screen-
play with Cherie Currie,
based on her tell-all book,
"Neon Angel."
Cherie Currie was the lead
singer of The Runaways,
hand-picked by manager Kim
Fowley (Michael Shannon),
simply because of her look.
Just 15-year-years-old, Che-
rie (Dakota Fanning) re-
minded Fowley of a jailbait
Brigitte Bardot.
Shannon is the star player
and over-the-top villain
who insists to the five girls
that are The Runaways that
sex sells, and if they want to
be successful, they have to
flaunt it.
The creative mastermind of
The Runaways was guitarist,
singer and songwriter Joan
Jett, played by "Twilight's"
teen star, Kristen Stewart.
Joan Jett was to Cherie Cur-
rie what Mick Jagger was to
Keith Richards: the former
more focused and career-
minded, and the latter more
libertine, thrill-seeking and
If anything "The Runways"
is a cautionary tale about
the dangers of alcohol and
drugs- especially for the
young and naive.
Cherie Currie burned out

and fell into the abyss of addictions. This is the story of her return to real life. It is remarkably
well done by two fearless young actresses and an older actor who relishes playing the exploi-
tive, mercenary cad, entertaining us in the process.

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Boca Hospital official named to top

healthcare spot
BOCA RATON Amy Wel- This year's conference the-
lington, director of patient me is "Strengthening the
and guest relations at Boca Foundation of Patient Ad-
Raton Community Hospital vocacy."
(BRCH), has been appointed Wellington has been em-
president elect on the board played by Boca Raton Com-
of the Society for Health- munity Hospital since 1994.
care Consumer Advocacy In her role as director of pa-
(SHCA), a national personal tient and guest relations, she
membership group of the supervises patient advocates
American Hospital Associa- and guest relations associ-
tion that promotes patient ates who act as liaison be-
advocacy nationwide. tween patients, their families
The board consists of nine and staff.
members who serve a two- She initiated the bioethics
year appointment. They are committee at BRCH and has
elected by members of the participated on the hospi-
SHCA throughout the Unit- tal's investigational review
ed States and Canada. Board board for nine years. She has
members are responsible for served as a board member
providing leadership, sup- and chapter relations com-
port and coordination of all mittee chair for the SHCA
activities and programs in for the past two years.
conjunction with SHCA. Wellington is also a member
Wellington will assume this of the Florida Society for
position at the organization's Patient Representatives and
2010 annual conference A- the National Association of
pril 14 16in Pittsburgh. Social Workers.

Founded in 1967, Boca Ra-
ton Community Hospital
received the 2010 Distin-
guished Hospital Award for
Clinical Excellence from
HealthGrades, a leading in-
dependent healthcare ratings
In addition, HealthGrades
ranked the institution #1 in
Florida for cardiac surgery,
#2 in Florida for the treat-
ment of stroke, #3 in Florida
for overall cardiac services,
and #1 in Florida for gastro-
intestinal medical treatment.

*Mizner Park
Boca Raton

April 23, 2010

Presenting a
variety show
of past and
(as well as Future Stars)

Sponsored by:

City of Rotary Club of
Boca Raton Boca Raton

Two join FAU Board of Trustees;

current member named vice chair

da Board of Go-vernors has
appointed Dr. Jeffrey P Fe-
ingold and Robert S. Rubin
to the Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity Board of Trustees.
At its most recent board
meeting, the board also
named current member
Robert Stilley as vice chair.
Stilley has been a mem-ber
since February 2006 and
will serve as vice chair until
January 2011. He is the pres-
ident and chief executive of-
ficer of HeartCare Imaging,
Inc. and brings more than
20 years experien-ce in the
diagnostic imaging and car-
diology industries to HCI.
A member of the American
Society of Nuclear Cardiol-
ogy, Stilley is also a member
of the Society of Nuclear
Me-dicine and a founding
member of the Society of
Cardiovascular Com-
He also is a past president of
the Martin County Council
of 100. Stilley received his
degree in business adminis-
tration from the University
of Florida.
Feingold, of Delray Beach,
is the founder, president
and chief executive officer
of MCNA Dental Plans, a
Florida-based Dental Ma-
naged Care Organization

established in 1995. MCNA
Dental is delivers and ad-
ministers children's dental
health through state dental
Medicaid (Title XIX) and
CHIP (Title XXI Florida
Healthy Kids Corporation)
programs. MCNA also pro-
vides dental benefits for
Medicare and commercial
In addition, Feingold is
the founder, president and
chief executive officer of
The Dentaland Organization,
which owns and operates se-
ven comprehensive dental
healthcare facilities from A-
ventura to Melbourne.
"It is a great honor and priv-
ilege to serve as a member
of the board of trustees,"
said Feingold. "I look for-
ward to working with my
fellow board members, ad-
ministration and faculty to
help ensure Florida Atlantic
University reaches its goals
as a renowned research uni-
Feingold is a member se-
veral community and civic
organizations. He serves on
the national board of di-
rectors of the Republican
Jewish Coalition and is the
Florida chair. He also serves
as chairman of the Jewish
Leadership Council of the

Republican Party of Florida.
Feingold is a diplomat of
the American Board of Peri-
odontology and is a publi-
shed author. He received a
Doctorate of Dental Sur-
gery (DDS) degree from
the New York University
Dental School, a certifica-
tion in periodontology and
a Master of Science in Den-
tistry (MSD) degree in peri-
odontology from Fairleigh
Dickinson University Den-
tal School, and a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Tulane
Rubin is president of Rubin
Wealth Advisors. He has
counseled high net worth
fa-milies and their advisors
in wealth accumulation,
preser-vation and distribu-
tion since 1985.
A specialist in the design
and implementation of ad-
vanced investment and in-
surance strategies involv-
ing estate, charitable and
business succession plan-
ning, Rubin also serves as
a national financial industry
speaker and media spokes-
He is currently the impact

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story online

Ace Hardware opens new store

in West Boca Raton

BOCA RATON Duct tape,
tools, screws and an over-
sized pair of scissors were
used to cut the ribbon for the
recent grand opening of Ace
Hardware in West Boca.
Shown in photo are, from
left, Chamber president Barry
Epstein, Director and Diplo-
mat Jonathan Rausch, Direc-

tor Madeline Evans-Ervin,
Past Chair and Diplomat
Chrissy Piazza, Ace Hard-
ware owner Karen Siryk,
Chamber Chair Jeff Schild-
kraut, Ace Hardware owner
Roman Siryk, Ambassador
Chair Paul Cloutier, Trea-
surer Sandy Fagan, Director
Shelby Linton and Director

Bernie Schaffer.
Ace Hardware is located in
the former CVS Pharmacy
building on the northwest cor-
ner of U.S. 441 and Yamato

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West Boca Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Members and guests of the
West Boca Chamber of Com-
merce breakfast sponsored
by Sachs Sax Caplan at the
Boca Lago Country Club,
heard Michael Busha, Exe-
cutive Director of the Trea-
sure Coast Regional Plan-
ning Council, discuss the
proposed reconstruction of
441 in West Boca. The pu-
blic is invited to participate
in the planning process by
attending a free Charette
public design workshop on
Saturday April 17 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olympic
Heights Community High
School Cafeteria, 20101
Lyons Road, with refresh-
ments and lunch provided.
A Design Studio will also
be open from Sunday, April
18 through Thursday, April
22 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in
the Sandalfoot Plaza Shop-
ping Center on 441, north
of Western Beef. A review
of the design strategies will
be held Friday April 23
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Olympic Heights Commu-

nity High School auditorium.
Dr. Steve Perman, Mission
Bay Chiropractic Center is
the Chamber Liasion to the
Charette. The next Cham-
ber event is the April 22
network from 5:30 to 7:00
p.m. at Giovanni's Coal Fire
Pizza in the Shoppes of Wa-
terway on 441, just south
of the Palm Beach County
Line. Details and costs are
on the website, www.west-
bocachamber.com. RSVP to
info@westbocachamber or
call 561.482.9333. The May
11 breakfast at Boca Lago
Country Club, sponsored by
the Gardens Memorial Park,
will feature Laurie Silvers,
President of the Econom-
ic Council of Palm Beach
County. Membership infor-
mation about the Chamber
can also be found at www.
westbocachamber.com or by
calling 561.492.9333.
1- Scott Weinbrand, Bernie
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Chris Toomey
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a.m. at the Bagel Tree Restaurant, 9080 Kimberly Blvd.,
Boca Raton. It is located in the Hamptons Shopping Center
at the southwest corer of Lyons Road and Kimberly Blvd.
Attendance is $7 per person, which includes breakfast. The
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Table 42:

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April 6th, I was invited to
go over to Table 42 Italian
Kitchen and Wine Bar for
an exclusive media menu
tasting. Table 42 is where
the old Coal Mine Pizza
was located. I'm not much
of a food critic, but I loved
the atmosphere of the place.
The owner, South Florida
restaurateur Gary Rack, cre-
ated Table 42 to offer guests
a more upscale and modern
Italian dining concept. I '-IS ,
must admit, it was amazing.
The food was great, the at-
mosphere was even better.
They also have this great
night called "5 Dollar Bug-
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in there and you create your
own burger just the way you
like it! The place to be on
Wednesday nights is at Table
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BOCA RATON What a mug, huh? You know you want to kiss it! I'm Chopper, a really
sweet boy you'll want to meet, so don't overlook me. I'm a 6-year-old Boston terrier who
weighs about 25 pounds.
I'm a real gentleman on my leash with no pulling, so our walks will be enjoyable. I know
how to sit when you ask (especially if I can smell that treat you're holding).
Neutered and housebroken, I'm a mature guy who won't present any of those silly puppy
problems and I also get along well with kids, cats, and other dogs. Why are you still rea-
ding this? Ask to meet me.
I'm available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located
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-tested and up-to-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee
is one year of free office visits to
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won the hearts
of everyone he
meets. He loves
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with toys, ride in the car,
run around the house, jump
on furniture and get treats.
He particularly loves get-
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fond of getting up in the
early morning and giving
his mommy kisses even
if it wakes her up (which
causes his mommy to call
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he will be four years old
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Dining Guide

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

Carmen's Boca Bridge Hotel
999 Camino Real. Boca
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Dancing begins at 5pm on
Fri. Evening.,Brunch on Sun.

P F Chang's
1400 Glades Rd. Boca Raton
- 561-393-3722; Lunch and
Dnr daily. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-
11pm, Fri-Sat. llam-midnight


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

21090 St. Andrew's Blvd.
Boca Raton 561-361-8244
Lnch Daily, Dnr. Mon.-Sat.
5pm-llpm, Sun. 5pm-10pm

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

Picanha Brasil Restaurant
- 22797 State Road 7, Boca
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and Dner

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Beach- 561-278-3364.
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Daily 11 am-9pm

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18th St. Boca Raton- 561-368-
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Sun. 12pm-9pm, Closed

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FAU Owls varsity grid Lynn University names Athletics Hall

team begins practice for

upcoming season


From FA UAthletics Reports

tlantic University's football
team donned the pads for the
first time of the spring this
past weekend.
Practice began April 3 with
players' meetings at 10 a.m.
The squad then moved to the
field for individual work and
the much anticipated "Okla-
homa" drill. While the team
is never surprised to see
"Oklahoma" on the practice
schedule, it is a tradition that
the lines match-up the first
day of pads.
The team then worked on
screens and inside drills. En-
thusiasm began to be felt in
the one-on-one drills, espe-
cially following a great catch
by tight end Byron Hanker-
son who was congratulated
by tightly covering veteran
Tarvoris Hill.
FAU then gathered as a team
and ran through about 10
minutes of team work fol-
lowed by a short controlled
scrimmage. Grant Glover,
who is vying for a wide re-

ceiver spot opened by gradu-
ated seniors, had a catch
down the left side and later
sparked the offense during
the scrimmage with a run
that broke through the line.
Darian Williams was cred-
ited with an acrobatic catch
and Rob Housler showed his
strength by breaking tackles.
The Owls' practice schedule
is Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Sat-
urday's reserved for scrim-
mages. All practices are free
and open to the public.
The 2010 Spring Game is set
for Saturday, April 24 on the
Tom Oxley Athletic Fields
on the Boca Raton campus.
The day will also feature the
annual yard sale of athletic
Following the scrimmage,
Owl fans, players and coach-
es will head to the Marleen
and Harold Forkas Alumni
Center for the first "Pride
and Spirit" event hosted by
FAU's Student Alumni As-
sociation. A pre-game tail-
gate will be hosted by stu-
dent government.

of Fame entrants for 2010

By Chad Beattie

versity Director of Athlet-
ics Kristen Moraz has an-
nounced the Athletics Hall
of Fame Class of 2010.
The two most represen-
ted programs, men's and
women's soccer, got a little
stronger with the induction
of Gareth Dunn and Joyce
Parson-Roth while the base-
ball program upped its total
with the inclusion of Donnie
The biggest addition came
with the welcoming of Ai-
mee Murch as the first soft-
ball Hall of Famer in school
history. Lynn's 2010 class
will be inducted on Wednes-
day, April 28, at the Annual
Athletics Banquet.
"This 2010 class represents
a true cross-section of suc-
cessful athletic careers wea-
ring the Blue and White,"
said Moraz. "Parsons-Roth
was a pioneer for the wo-
men's soccer program and
a long-awaited inductee.
Bi-vens and Dunn each esta-
blished prominence for their
sport programs while play-
ing for the Fighting Knights
and Murch individually
transformed the competiti-
veness of the Lynn softball
program. We are honored to
induct these special alumni
Dunn becomes the third
men's soccer alumnus to
be inducted in the last three
years and seventh over the
last eight. A four-year starter
with the Fighting Knights
from 1997-2000, he was se-

elected for the Sunshine State
Conference Hall of Fame in
2008 and was picked for the
SSC 25th Silver Anniversary
Team following his playing
days, adding two more acco-
lades to an already distin-
guished career.
Dunn was a four-time
NSCAA All-American, two-
time NSCAA Scholar All-
American, four-time First
Team NSCAA All-South re-
gion honoree and the 2000-
01 Lynn and SSC Male
Scholar Athlete of the Year.
With Dunn on the pitch,
LU posted a 69-8-1 record,
made three NCAA Toura-
ment appearances, captured
two SSC titles and notched
one NCAA runner-up finish.
Parson-Roth is the fifth
member of the women's
soccer program to enter the
Hall of Fame ranks. A net-
minder from 1991-94, she
back-stopped the Fighting
Knights' first two women's
soccer national champion-
ships in 1992 and 1994. She
also helped LU to a NAIA
runner-up finish in 1993 and
semifinals placing in 1991.
A three-time All-America
honoree, Parson-Roth holds
or ranks in the top-five in
nearly every goalkeeping ca-
tegory at Lynn. She is first in
minutes played in a season
(2,113) and matches played
(77) and started (71), min-
utes (6,302), shutouts (33.5)
and wins (60) for a career.
Her 177 career saves are
second while her 0.56 goals-
against average is third all-
Making this an every-other-

year occurrence, Bivens is
the third baseball selection
in the last five years follo-
wing Ed Sisko in 2006 and
Brad Fairholm in 2008. One
of the top pitchers the Figh-
ting Knights have ever had,
he holds the LU career re-
cord for wins (23) and com-
plete games (20) and innings
pitched (145.1) and CGs
(10) for a season.
He is also tied for first in
starts (17) and ranks second
in earned-run average (1.67)
for a single year and third for
ERA (2.77) and IP (253.1)
for a career.
In addition, he led all of
NCAA Division II in victo-
ries with 13 in 1997, which
is second all-time for the
Blue & White.
Moving from the mound to

the circle, Murch is the top
softball pitcher in school
history. Her impression was
felt so much in her two-year
stint with LU that she was
selected for the Sunshine
State Conference 25th Silver
Anniversary team.
The accolades she accumu-
lated in her time donning
the Blue & White include
NFCA First Team All-Ame-
rica, SSC Pitcher of the Year,
SSC Female Athlete of the
Year, two-time All-SSC and
NFCA All-Region selections
and the only two-time Blue
& White Club Athlete of the
Year in school history.

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Ro-berts' triple jump title
highlighted the Florida At-
lantic track team's recent
performance at the Alumni
Invitational, hosted by the
University of Miami.
Roberts' leap of 39 feet, 6.5
inches was good enough to
take the title by nearly a
foot over the second place
Toyria Mattear ran well at
the meet, finishing 6th in
the 400 meter dash and 3rd
in the 400 meter hurdles.
Mattear's time of 1:00.46

in the hurdles is best in the
confe-rence this season and
came in the season debut in
that event.
Several runners set per-
sonal records including
Lindsay Lucas (4:52.35) in
the 1,500 meters and Katie
Quick (10:45.84), Aubriel
Rowe (10:48.16), Megan
Bary (11:09.19), Deanna
Loafman (11:18.38) and
Emily Seymore (11:37.38)
in the 3,000 meters. In the
men's 1,500 meters, Eric
Dansky and Eric Kessler
both set personal records in
that event.

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By Pedro Heizer

Miami Heat:

Black is Back

Miami came into the 2009-
2010 NBA season with one writers who pick an MVP on
goal, redemption in the the basis of team record rath-
playoffs. From the get go er than value for the team. I
it looked like Miami was think that MVP awards are
poised to be the 4th seed simply a popularity contest;
in the East and have home Wade has done the same
court advantage in the play- amount, if not more, work
offs. Beginning the season than LeBron. I've said this
with a commanding 115-93 before and I'll say it again,
home victory over the New if the name of the award was
York Knicks, it seemed like most valuable team, LeB-
second year head coach Erik ron's Cavaliers would win.
Spoelstra was ready to show But, take away LeBron from
the NBA world he belonged the Cavaliers and they will
with the big boys. Yet, with still be a playoff team with
all the hype surrounding the rest of its stars such as Mo
the Heat, their Achilles heel Williams, Daniel Gibson,
was, surprisingly, Home. Antawn Jaminson, Anderson
Miami failed to capitalize Verajao, Zydrunas Ilgaus-
in a first half home-heavy kas, and of course, Sha-
schedule. With 17 of the quille O'Neal. That is a team
first 28 games in the month playoff ready and would be
of November and December a great team regardless of
at home, Miami managed a LeBron James. Now, Miami
mediocre 9-8 at home in that without Wade... How does
stretch. Not a proud number that work? Who would be
if you are looking to become the go-to man? Michael Bea-
one of the four elite teams in sley? No. He isn't capable of
the eastern conference, playing the style of Wade.
This was supposed to be Miami without Wade would
the season in which Dwy- be like Chinese food and
ane Wade would receive chocolate pudding, it just
his credit and be the MVP wouldn't work.
award. That didn't happen
for a number of reasons, the Read the complete
main reason are the sports- story online
story onlinea te mlt

The Jo9ca taton T!Iribune

By Chris J. Nelson

Why haven't the Miami

Dolphins re-signed

Jason Taylor?

[ Unfortunately,
This piece
does not succeed
in answering the
question posed in
its headline.
I cannot answer
that question
because I don't
have an ans-
wer. Because,
no matter how
many times and
no matter how
long I've tried
to answer that
question, I can-
not make sense. ... ...
of the Dolphins'
actions-or lack thereof-in
this case.
As you well know by now,
Dolphins' free-agent outside
linebacker Jason Taylor has
visited the New York Jets
and is currently mulling over
a contract offer, with sources
saying a deal is 'close.'
Meanwhile, the Dolphins
seem to think they're one of
the cool kids in school, and
view Taylor as a last-resort
date for the dance only if no
one else works out.
It is a stance I simply can-
not comprehend, even from


a purely football standpoint
rather than a sentimental one.
Sure, it would be nice for the
Dolphins to re-sign Taylor
because of how long he's
played for the team and what
he's meant to the team's
It would be nice to sign
him because he's a positive
member of the Miami com-
munity, a great veteran lead-
er for the team's younger

Read the complete
story online

Derby Favorite Working in Palm Beach County

Eskendereya, the favorite
for the May 1st Kentucky
Derby, is awaiting the Run
for the Roses by working out
at Palm Meadows Training
Center, just north of Boca
Raton, in Boynton Beach.
Trainer Todd Pletcher indi-

cated that
is train-
ing very
well after
A ED his stellar
mance in
the Grade
1 Wood
and is back galloping at the
training facility.
Eskendereya, who also for-
midably won the Grade 2
Fountain of Youth at Gulf-
stream Park in Hallandale
six weeks before, earned a
109 Beyer Speed Figure for
the Wood, improving on the
impressive 106 he received

in the Fountain of Youth.
The Giant's Causeway colt
won the Fountain of Youth
by 8 2 lengths and the Wood
by 9 /2 lengths earning him
the status of Derby favorite.
Pletcher said that Eskend-
ereya will have two more
workouts prior to the Derby.
The first is scheduled for
Sunday, April 18, at Palm
Meadows and the last,
the following Sunday at
Churchill Downs. Eskend-
ereya will leave Palm Beach
for Louisville on April 20.
Eskendereya may have had
perfect trips in his two Der-
by prep races but his style is
such that he can handle be-
ing placed anywhere during
the running of the race. This

will be an advantage for Es-
kendereya to stay out of traf-
fic trouble in the Derby as
the race may have as many
as nineteen or twenty start-
ers. The Wood Memorial
and The Santa Anita Derby,
which were run on the same
day, have proven to be the
most important of the Derby
prep races.
The Bob Baffert trained and
two year-old Champion colt,
Lookin at Lucky will be the
most likely second favorite
in the race. Although he fin-
ished third in the Santa Anita
Derby as the odds-on favor-
ite, he suffered from an aw-
ful trip as he was bumped at
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By Pedro Heizer

The Denver Broncos and
the Miami Dolphins have a-
greed on a blockbuster trade
involving controversial wide
receiver, and UCF alumni,
Brandon Marshall heading to
Miami in exchange for two
second round draft picks.
Marshall, a restricted free
agent, had just signed his
$2.521 million tender from
the Broncos on Tuesday,
a move that facilitated the
trade of the controversial re-
ceiver. Marshall posted his
third consecutive 100-catch
season last year and made
his second consecutive trip
to the Pro Bowl despite sev-
eral run-ins with Broncos
coach Josh McDaniels. Mar-
shall had an NFL-record 21
receptions during a Dec. 13
loss at Indianapolis, and his
10 touchdowns for the sea-
son were a career best.
The Dolphins have been des-
perate for a deep threat at re-
ceiver to loosen up defenses
for their potentially potent

ground game and young,
strong-armed quarterback
Chad Henne. Ted Ginn Jr.
has been a disappointment
since Miami took him with
the ninth overall draft pick
in 2007. Ginn and the other
wideouts Brian Hartline,
Davone Bess and Greg Ca-
marillo combined for only
six touchdown catches last
The acquisition of a top-line
receiver frees up the Dol-
phins to use the No. 12 pick
in the draft next week on the
defensive front seven, where
help is also needed.
The acquisition of Marshall
represents the biggest trade
acquisition by the Dolphins
since running back Ricky
Williams went to Miami in
2002 for four draft picks,
including two first-roun-
ders. Marshall is the second
big-name receiver to join
the AFC East this week.
The Jets acquired Santonio
Holmes, the MVP of Super
Bowl XLIII, from Pittsburgh
on Sunday.

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'he Fighting Fish


B.I: Mall Bluciwcin

Si.,nil'ic.lan1 o('lcason
Ti I 1! Lhi-r I ere the only
liin'i i I I I.iors not to
i! .I !'i'icc i to a major
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Notable Loses: Jeremy Her-
mida, Matt Lindstrom, Ross
Gload, Nick Johnson, Alfre-
do Amezaga, Kiko Calero,
and Brendan Donnelly.

I Prediction: The Marlins
SSignings: will win 90 games and they
will win the National League
linor League

S Mike MacDougal, Seth Mc-
\ Clung, Derrick Tumbow,
'J' ose Veras, Brian Barden,
SMike Lamb, Clay Hensley,
\\ Danny Richar Scott Strick-
l\ land
I Note Mike MacDougal, Seth
SeriI IcClung and Derrick Turn-
I :.'.v were released, before
\ !iic season began.

Trades and Claims:
S\ -I.larlins acquired P Jose
S\ .'.Iarc- and P Hunter Jones
i \ RPcd1 Soxfor RF Jeremy
/ i ('!ni l.,,
S\ \-.-. !ii cd rule 5 pick 3B
S \,...!, .iricinc SS LuisBry-
S \ ',..irl P P R,:-,.i Bono from
.-.K.'or:. RP Matt Lind-

2010 Opening Day
Clin, Coghlu LF ,
C.lm.ron Maybin CF
H.-liicv Ramirez SS 'r /
J.:.i-c Cantu 3B
D.li iggla 2B
RP:.!i!ie Paulino C
Cody Ross RF
Gaby Sanchez lB
Josh Johnson P

Summary: To begin with,
the Marlins made the right
decision by trading Jeremy
Hermida. He was a major
disappointment and he un-
derachieved tremendously.
Also he would not have
been a non tender candidate
for most teams. As far as I
am concerned the Marlins
could have dumped Hermida
for a bag of bats and balls.
The Marlins starting lineup
looks very strong with the
second best player in base-
ball Hanley Ramirez, RBI
machine Jorge Cantu, and
the ultimate power source
Dan Uggla. Also the Marlins
Outfield looks very strong
with Cogh-
lan, Ross and
Maybin. This
is a make or .,,,
break season
for Cameron "..'.
Maybin. It
will be in- pi' I
teresting to
watch him

play, because he has a lot
to prove. Chris Coghlan
is coming off a National
League Rookie of the Year
campaign and he should
continue to make progress.
Believe it or not, Cody Ross
is one of the most underrated
players in the game of base-
ball. He hits for average, hits
home runs, gets on base, and
drives in runs. Also he is an
above average outfielder.
Cody is a complete player,
who deserves more recogni-
tion. On paper, the Marlins
don't look all that impres-
sive. However, they will
surprise you I guarantee it!
They will fly under the radar
like they do every year and
they will continue to make
people scratch their heads.
How do they do it? Well let
me explain, Marlins baseball
is not always pretty baseball,
but they find a way to get the
job done. In conclusion, the
Marlins are a very exciting
team to watch and they play
with tremendous enthusi-
asm, energy, determination
and passion!

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