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Three areas
eyed for
annexation to
Boca would
net city $2.5
million, says
consultant
By Dale M. King
BOCA RATON All
three areas being eyed
for annexation into
the city of Boca Ra-
ton would together and
individually generate
more income than ex-
penses, according to
a report prepared by
consultants PMG Asso-
ciates.
If all of the nine com-
munities under consid-
eration were to become
part of the city, they
would bring in an ad-
ditional $6.7 million in
revenue. With expenses
listed at $4.2 million,
Boca Raton would re-
ceive a net increase in
revenue of just over
$2.5 million.
See Annexation page 4


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Bridge Hotel gets City Council's

unanimous OK to build new dock


By Dale M. King

BOCA RATON The
Boca Raton City Coun-
cil has given the ma-
nagement of the Boca
Raton Bridge Hotel
at 999 East Camino
Real the go-ahead to


build a new dock atop
a strengthened sea wall
in the area just west of
the Boca Raton Inlet
Bridge.
No one from the public
spoke against the plan at
a recent public hearing.
However, some coun-


cil members expressed
concern about boats try-
ing to make a tight left
turn to move away from
the dock. Development
Services Director Jorge
Camejo said he would
urge owners of large
boats to make a wide turn
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WEST PALM BEACH -A
proposal by Palm Beach
County Commissioners
to increase the county's
sales tax to 7 percent to
help pay for fire-rescue
service was yanked off
the table a day after dis-
cussion began.
At its June 8 meeting,
commissioners discussed
placing a referendum on
the November 2010 bal-
lot to allow for a one-cent
sales surcharge to pay for
fire-rescue services in lieu
of ad valorem taxes. The
issue was to be discussed
again at the June 15 mee-
ting.
But County Administra-
tor Bob Weisman fired
off an email June 9 saying
there were too many un-
answered questions about
the plan. "This means
it will not be possible to
implement the fire rescue
surtax prior to 2012 and
only after further consi-
deration by the state legis-
lature," Weisman said.
Commissioners on June
8 voted 4-3 to ask voters
to approve the sales tax
increase to help cover the
cost of fire and rescue ser-
vice. District 4 Commis-
sioner Steven Abrams,
who represents Boca Ra-
ton, voted against it while
District 5 Commissioner
Burt Aaronson voted in
favor. Also casting "no"


votes were Commissio-
ners Pricilla Taylor and
Jeff Koons.
In other business at the
June 8 meeting, commis-
sioners acted on the fol-
lowing items:
Legislative Affairs re-
ceived a final report on
key local bills and fund-
ing priorities and appro-
priations approved during
the 2010 Florida Legis-
lative Session; also recog-
nized outgoing Rep. Mary
Brandenburg and Rep.
Carl Domino, and PBC
Delegation Chair Rep.
Maria Sachs.
Inspector General ap-
proved a four-year con-
tract with Sheryl G. Ste-
ckler to become Palm
Beach County's first ins-
pector general. The start-
ing salary is $150,000 per
year with benefits similar
to those of other county
employees.
Economic Development
- approved tax credits
and job growth incenti-
ves totaling $31,000 for
UTC Fire & Security, Inc.
The city of Boca Raton
will match the amount.
UTCFS is constructing
a 30,000-square-foot re-
search and development
and test facility to develop
environmentally friendly,
resource-efficient fire pro-
tection systems, creating


22 new jobs and retaining
111 existingjobs.
Boys & Girls Clubs -
approved an agreement
to donate an 11.8-acre
portion of the county's
Haverhill Linear Park
property to the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Palm
Beach County. The land,
located near Drexel Road
south of Belvedere Road,
will be used to construct a
clubhouse facility.
Land Donation appro-
ved two land conveyan-
ces adjacent to Boca Rio
Road in Boca Raton: a
5-acre parcel for con-
struction and operation of
a Humane Society animal
shelter and pet cemetery,
and a 13.76-acre par-
cel for expansion of The
Haven, which provides
staffed residential beha-
vioral health and educa-
tion programs for at-risk
children.
Environmental Resources
Management postponed
accepting a cash buyout
of $85,000 for termina-
tion of a .99-acre conser-
vation easement at the Wh-
iteside Industrial Park.
Street Lights approved
an alternate design stan-
dard to allow for reduced
illumination on county-
owned rural-residential
roads at the discretion of
the county engineer.


Cruise line employee charged with

burglarizing 24 passengers' homes


By Dale M. King


A vacation planner for
Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines (RCCL) has been
arrested for planning and
committing burglaries at
24 homes of passengers
while they were on their
cruises, according to an
affidavit from the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's
Office.
Seven of the burglaries
took place in Boca Ra-
ton, the affidavit said. 0-
thers occurred at homes
in Boynton Beach, Palm
Beach Gardens, West Palm
Beach, Wellington and Ju-
piter.
Arrested was Bethsaida
Sandoval, 38, of Miami,
who has been charged
with burglary to a dwel-
ling, racketeering and ar-
med burglary.
Her husband, John Lo-
pez, 38, whom PBSO
suspects may have been
one of four people seen
in video surveillance of
some of the burglaries,
is being charged with the
same complaints as his
wife, the affidavit said.
He was arrested by Bro-
ward County authorities
about two weeks ago on
an unrelated assault com-
plaint.
According to reports,


Sandoval worked at Roy-
al Caribbean's Miramar
office for about six years,
was able to access pas-
sengers' personal infor-
mation and allegedly told
her husband when they
would be away.
PBSO said the burgla-
ries began last November.
According to reports, the
couple scouted out homes
and made notes of whe-
ther anyone else would be
home and what security
measures the homes had.
The affidavit said Lopez
broke into the homes -
usually by smashing a
rear sliding glass door
- while Sandoval waited
outside in a black SUV.
The document said some
surveillance footage shows
the SUV dropping off two
people and later returning
to pick up the pair, who
was seen loading stolen
household items into the
SUV.
According to the affida-
vit, the couple accumulat-
ed "high dollar amounts
of property, money and
firearms."
The passengers on all the
cruises involved left ei-
ther from the Port of Mi-
ami or Port Everglades in
Fort Lauderdale.
Palm Beach County Ju-
dge Krista Marx ordered


Sandoval held in lieu of
$70,000 bail.
RCCL officials said San-
doval has been fired. It
also issued the following
statement to the media:
"Royal Caribbean does
not tolerate any form of
criminal activity in its
workforce or operations.
This is a situation invol-
ving a former employee
who appears to have ta-
ken advantage of their po-
sition for personal gain.
Royal Caribbean coope-
rated fully with authori-
ties during this investi-
gation and will continue
providing any assistance
necessary to prosecute
this individual to the full-
est extent of the law."
"We regret this incident
occurred and hope it does
not overshadow the ex-
cellent work our more
than 40,000 Royal Carib-
bean employees do every
day to provide our guests
with memorable and out-
standing cruise vacation
experiences."
"We would also like to
express our appreciation
to the Palm Beach Sher-
iff's Office Task Force
for their hard work, de-
termination and profes-
sionalism throughout this
investigation."


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Palm


tF T Tran

cuts The Link,"citing lack of riders


Palm Tran, Palm Beach
County's public trans-
portation agency, has an-
nounced it will discontin-
ue service on all "Link"
routes effective June 25,
2010.
The last day of service for
each route is listed below:
Magenta Link: Monday,
June 21
Purple Link: Tuesday,
June 22
Coral Link: Wednesday,
June 23
Lime Link: Thursday,
June 24
Started in February 2008,
The Link was a pilot pro-


gram designed to provide
transit service to residen-
tial areas and communi-
ties where fixed-route
service is not available.
A press release from Palm
Beach County said that
"unfortunately, ridership
on The Link never met
targeted goals. Operation
of The Link was fully
funded by the Florida De-
partment of Transporta-
tion."
For more information,
call customer service at
561-841-4287 or visit the
website www.palmtran.
org.


Delray Beach man dies

from injuries suffered in

Boca motorcycle crash


BOCA RATON The
Boca Raton Police Ser-
vices Department's Traf-
fic Homicide Unit is in-
vestigating a single ve-
hicle motorcycle about
11:40 a.m. June 6 that re-
sulted in the death of the
operator, police said.
A police report said Lee
S. Gordon, 37, of Delray
Beach, was injured in the
crash which occurred at
the intersection of East
Palmetto Park Road and
Federal Highway.
Public Relations Officer
Sandra Boonenberg said
Gordon was operating a
2000 Suzuki westbound
on Palmetto Park Road at
Federal Highway when he


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lost control of the cycle.
The report says he struck
the north side curb of Pal-
metto Park Road, which
caused him to be ejected
from the motorcycle.
The operator, who police
said was not wearing a
helmet, struck his head
on the sidewalk. He sus-
tained serious injuries
which required him to
be transported to Delray
Medical Center, said po-
lice. On June 8, Gordon
died from his injuries, re-
ports said.
Anyone who may have wit-
nessed the crash is asked to
contact Traffic Homicide
Investigator Mike Daly at
(561) 620- 6081.


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annexation to Boca...


The mayor and City
Council recently de-
cided by consensus to
move ahead with a for-
mal study of annexation.
Despite the apparent fi-
nancial gain, the decision
was less than unanimous
and, for some council
members, not particularly
riveting.
Deputy Mayor Susan
Haynie said she favored
the continued study, but
"that doesn't necessarily
mean I will support an-
nexation." Councilwoman
Constance Scott expressed
concerns, as Haynie also
did, about the fact that Le
Lac, one of the communi-
ties eyed for annexation,
has wells and septic tanks
- something the city has
been trying to eliminate
for years.
And Councilman Antho-
ny Majhess, citing the
"dramatic change" it
would cause in the com-
munity, said, "I don't sup-
port it [annexation] as a
means of raising money."
Only Mayor Susan Whel-
chel and Councilman Mi-
ke Mullaugh said they
backed annexation with-
out listing conditions.
The three areas under
annexation scrutiny are
Boca Grove, to the west
near Florida's Turnpike;
Boca Country Club and
the Costco land in north
central Boca and six com-
munities in the northwest
- St. Andrews, Newport
Bay, Fieldbrook, Boniello
Acres, Polo Fields and Le
Lac.
Annexation is the pro-
cess of bringing county
land into Boca city limits.
Normally, it yields ad-
ditional revenue because
providing services to lar-
gely residential areas is
less expensive than the
amount of taxes generat-
ed. Also, many Boca city
services are not as costly
as county utilities.
City Manager LeifAhnell
said the proposal to annex
land at this time was the
result of inquires from St.


Andrew's Country Club
and Boca Grove. Also,
Mayor Whelchel has cited
the need to consider ways
of pumping up revenue in
light of the tight economy
and budget restrictions.


continuedpage 1


no to any idea that could
possibly benefit the city."
Deputy City Manager
George S. Brown ex-
plained to the council at
a recent workshop that
the total annexation pack-
age contains $1.575 bil-
lion in taxable property;
2,018 acres; a population
of 4,319; 1,720 employed
people; 2,478 homes and
48 commercial proper-
ties.
The Costco-Boca Country
Club segment, said Brown,
would generate $1.2 mil-
lion in revenue with
$934,000 in expenses for
a net gain of $268,000.
The six northwest com-
munities would create
$3.9 million in revenue
with $2 million in ex-
penses for a net revenue
hike of $1.9 million.
Boca Grove offers reve-
nue of $1.5 million and
expenses of $1.2 million,
putting the city about
$332,000 to the good.
Brown noted the Boca
Grove parcel includes the
commercial area on Po-
werline and Glades roads.
The northwest package
also takes in the commer-
cial properties along Clint
Moore Road approaching
Military Trail.
To make the effort work,
Brown said, upgrades
would have to be made
to bring the road medians
up to city standards. That
would require an expense
of $400,000 a year, he
said.

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She noted at a meeting
earlier this year that the
preparation of the 2010-
2011 spending sheet will
require the council "to
make some really tough
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Muralists' donation to BRCH adds to healing environment


of Lynn Cancer Institute


BOCA RATON Local
muralists Robert Corrao
and Amy Schubert recent-
ly completed and gifted a
seascape to Boca Raton
Community Hospital's
Eugene M. and Christine
E. Lynn Cancer Institute.
The 11'x16' work of art,
which took more than 11
days and 100 hours to
complete, now graces the
Imaging Patient Waiting
Area at the Institute.
"We were delighted to
add our work to this
magnificent facility," said
Corrao. "Art is an impor-
tant component of the
therapeutic atmosphere in
the Cancer Institute and
we took great pleasure in
being able to give back to
our community in such a
meaningful way."


One of the unique as-
pects of the gift was that
patients and loved ones
could watch as the mural
unfolded. "The positive
impact art has in a medi-
cal setting could be seen
each day as we worked on
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the piece," said Schubert.
"People would put aside
their reading material or
turn away from the tele-
vision and become trans-
fixed by what was trans-
piring before them."
The Schubert-Corrao mu-
,s, -: 7-


ral now adds to the pro-
gressive healing environ-
ment that has become
a hallmark of the Lynn
Cancer Institute through
its use of open space, mu-
sic, water displays, natu-
ral light and fine art.


From left are Phillip Smith, MD, medical director at the Lynn Cancer Institute; Jan Savarick,
president ofBoca Raton Community Hospital Foundation; Amy Schubert, artist and Robert
Corrao, artist.


"This most recent gift by
such wonderful artists en-
hances the unique atmos-
phere of care we provide
at the Institute," said Phi-
lip Smith, MD and Medi-
cal Director at the Lynn
Cancer Institute.
The Schubert-Corrao Art
Studio consists of clas-
sically trained artists
who specialize in murals,
trompe l'oeil, commis-
sioned fine art, restora-
tions, specialty finishes
and faux effects. Their
works can be found in the
Hard Rock Hotel and Ca-
sino, Viacom, American
Express, the City Uni-
versity of New York and
myriad medical centers,
theaters, restaurants and
private residences.
"We are honored to have


Bridge Hotel new dock...
continuedfrom page 1


to avoid coming close to
the inlet bridge.
Camejo said the new
dock would run along the
periphery of the Bridge
Hotel property. He noted
that a docking facility
currently exists for use by
small craft and Jet Skis.
Per code, he said, the new
dock would be used for
pickup and drop-off of
passengers only.
Responding to council
members' questions, the
development services di-
rector confirmed that all
appropriate approvals and
permissions have been
obtained and no issues re-
main to be addressed.
But Councilman Anthony
Majhess said he was con-
cered that the proposal
had not been reviewed
by the Marine Advisory
Board. Before the final
vote was taken, he tried to
delay the decision by mo-
ving to refer the matter
to that panel. The motion


died for lack of a second.
However, Marine Advi-
sory Board member Gene
Folden did make a Power-
Point presentation before
the council and gallery,
pointing out challenges
facing boaters attempting
to dock at the facility or
make turns.
The hotel recently ap-
pointed hospitality in-
dustry veteran Greg Kay-
lor as general manager
to lead plans to restore,
renovate and reposition
the boutique waterfront
luxury hotel.
Calling the facility "a
ve-ry well-known iconic
hotel" in Boca Raton,
Kaylor said it has two
popular restaurants, Car-
men's and WaterColors.
"It's the only waterfront
cafe I know of that sits on
the water," Kaylor noted.
The GM assured council
members that a dockmas-
ter would be attending the
area any time boats would


the work of such accom-
plished artists in the Lynn
Cancer Institute," said Jan
Savarick, president of
the Boca Raton Com-
munity Hospital Founda-
tion. "This significant gift
from the Schubert-Corrao
Art Studio reflects not
only on the special ta-
lent found there, but also
the strong sense of com-
munity Robert and Amy
share."
Opened in 1967, Boca
Raton Community Hos-
pital is an advanced ter-
tiary medical center with
400 beds and more than
700 primary and specialty
physicians on staff. The
Hospital is a Joint Com-
mission Designated Pri-
mary Stroke Center.


underway for the 121-
room hotel. Under his
direction, improvements
to the hotel and the trans-
formation plan to restore
the property which fea-
tures a balcony in every
guest room to a four-star
status is scheduled for
completion in a year to 18
months.


The new dock is to be built along the property shown at the center of this photo of the Boca
Raton Bridge Hotel.


be using the dock. He said
the dockmaster would not
be there 24 hours because
the restaurant is not open
all day and night.
The council added lan-
guage to the proposal sta-
ting that "there shall be a
dockmaster on duty at the
[hotel] owner's expense
to manage the docking
vehicles for loading and
unloading purposes and
all related safety issues."
Also speaking in favor of
the new dock was Glenn
Bryant with BK Marine


Construction. In response
to council questions, he
said that some of the origi-
nal construction drawings
were changed to get rid of
finger piers and, instead,
construct a marginal dock
that reached nearly to the
comer, thereby extending
the existing dock.
The council did some
tinkering with the plan
before it was approved.
Based on a motion by Ma-
jhess, seconded by Deputy
Mayor Susan Haynie, the
council added the follo-


wing language: "Signage
shall be installed subject
to approval by city staff
prohibiting docking east
of the main dock area."
Members also amended
the proposal by stating
that no permit will be is-
sued by the council "un-
less and until the permit
from the Army Corps of
Engineers is issued con-
sistent with the drawings
approved by the city."
Kaylor is directing a mul-
ti-million dollar trans-
formation initiative now


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*-- EDITORIAL -*


Mizner Park has had bright past,

but what about the future?


Let me tell you a little some-
thing personal about Mizer
Park here in Boca Raton.
Back in the 1990s, when
my wife and I were still
tourists who visited Flori-
da once or twice a year,
a stop at Mizner Park
was always required.
We didn't know a whole
lot about Boca Raton.
But we quickly learned
about Mizner Park. Visi-
ting Liberties bookstore
was a must. It wasn't a
cookie-cutter type shop,
but a well-crafted store
that said much about the
owner (who I discovered
later was Vald Svekis).
After Liberties, we'd browse
at a couple of the clothing
stores, and, of course, we
had to visit Jacobson's.
As we made our annual
treks, we noticed things
would change year to
year. New stores, new
eating places. The Inter-
national Museum of Car-
toon Art, which opened
in 1996. A cinema not
far from that venue.
After we became Florid-
ians 10 years ago, we mel-
ded Mizner Park in-to our
lives. We went to shows
there, visited offices there,
window shopped along


Plaza Real, toured the
museum when that facil-
ity opened, took in shows
at the Amphitheater and
enjoyed di-ning at the
many restau-
rants par-
ticularly in the
row near the
central foun-
tain, across
from the
valet stand.
The other
night, we
met a couple
of friends for
dinner at Max's Grille.
These are friends we
particularly enjoy be-
cause our conversations
are interesting and the
night seemed to fly by.
We stayed a little longer
than we expected, and
walked to our car which
was parked in the new lot
next to the Amphitheater.
That walk on a very hot
night gave us a chance to
look at Mizner Park once
again, in that quiet, touris-
ty way we had looked
at it so many years ago.
I don't know what Boca
Raton would be without
Mizner Park. I wasn't in
town to see the old Boca
Raton mall, but I've heard


about it and I've heard
the story of how Mizner
Park came about, with a
lot of caution and a lot of
courage. This would be
a multi-use
facility, com-
bining retail,
office and
residential.
It was called
a planned
unit devel-
opment ,
or PUD.
When I
worked for
a newspaper up north, I
became familiar with the
term, PUD. There was
an effort by contractors
to bring them into my
home town in Massachu-
setts. No one seemed to
want them. The idea of
mixing renters with sin-
gle-family home owners
seemed anathema to them.
I remember that deve-
lopers started to build
two PUDs but soon
stopped. One was vaca-
ted after a partial road
and a single home was
built. I can't remember
a thing about the other.
I applaud the people
and planners of Boca
for giving the PUD idea


a chance, for Mizner
Park has seen great suc-
cess over the years.
But there's trouble in this
enclave. The city of Boca
is being called on to help
financially support the
Amphitheater and the
park's cultural communi-
ty. The former Cartoon
Museum now a restau-
rant, black box theater
and site of intellectual
lecture still lacks what
would make that venue
complete Svekis' new
bookstore. His plan to fill
28,000 square feet with
books, a cafe, a stage and
entertainment, never ma-
terialized for lack of cash.
As I looked around Max's
Grille the other night and
saw the many diners and
the large crowd at the bar,
I thought of the phrase
that's become popular in
Washington these days:
"It's too big to fail."
Maybe the locals should,
like my wife and me, take
time to rediscover Mizer
Park. There's likely more
to it than you think.
I came away from din-
ner pleasantly surprised,
and certainly hopeful for
the future success of Bo-
ca's mixed use center.


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10 Questions. Mayor Susan Whelchel answers

S L LL 10 questions from Boca Raton


3UsUII VVltI LIIt l. I IIt

Mayor of Boca Raton


Boca Raton Tribune Ma-
naging Editor Dale M.
King recently sat down
with Boca Raton Mayor
Susan Whelchel to ask
her 10 questions that were
emailedfrom readers.
These are the questions
and a synopsis of her an-
swers. Hear and view the
complete interview on
www. bocaratontribune.
com.

Question 1: Is Boca Ra-
ton prepared to respond
if the BP oil spill reaches
the city's shoreline?
Answer: Boca Raton and
all ofPalm Beach County
are prepared to "do what
we have to do" if and
when the time comes.

Question 2: You have
always been in favor of
acquiring the Wildflower
property. Now that the ci-
ty has done that, what do
you propose to do with it?
Answer: We are look-
ing to develop a public-
private partnership that
could bring a restaurant,
boat slips, a promenade
and other features to the
former i/,, site
(East Palmetto ParkRoad
at the Intracoastal). These
could be extensions of the
downtown.


Question 3: What is the
status of the new down-
town library?
Answer: The city should
know in 90 days what the
new library will look like,


Tribune readers


said the mayor By Au- all sides, the mayor said.
gust, the project will be User fees, the parking
in the design stage, and meter revenue, possible
construction should be annexation are all po-
complete by 2011. tential sources of added
cash.


Question 4: After so
many years of free park-
ing, why is it necessary
now to install parking
meters at Mizner Park,
other downtown locations
and along the beach?
Answer: "Short answer
it' a revenue source, she
said. Money will help co-
ver portions of the bud-
get. She noted that meters
will not be placed in ar-
eas where free parking is
not available nearby.

Question 5: During goal-
setting sessions, the coun-
cil talked of seeking other
revenue sources to help
the budget. Have any of
these been identified?
Answer: We are going
to tackle the budget from


Question 6: One of the
items discussed during
goal-setting was space at
the police station. What
needs to be done and how
does the city plan to do it?
Answer: \/,,, i gc of
space at the police sta-
tion may be alleviated by
using sections ofthe 6500
Building on Congress Av-
enue.

Question 7: Palm Tran
just cancelled its "Link"
service. Is the city's shut-
tle bus service also in dan-
ger of being shut down, or
is it a success.
Answer: Boca shuttle
service is not encounte-
ring the same lack of ri-
dership cited by Palm
Tran when it cancelled


"Link" service. Boca '
shuttles are also funded
;,n,,igh a public-private
partnership.

Question 8: A plan is
in the works to increase
the density of the Ar-
vida Park of Commerce
(APOC). What will this
accomplish?
Answer: Through an
amendment to the com-
prehensive plan, the city
is trying to make it easier
to create zoning changes,
with the end result of at-
t,,, mg jobs. The comp
plan changes go to Talla-
hassee in July, and should
be approved by October

Question 9: What is the
next step for downtown
redevelopment?
Answer: The "great
news, the mayor said, is
that construction for the
Palmetto Park Prome-
nade should begin later
this summer and be com-
plete by December A con-
tract was just awarded
for the work.

Question 10: With mixed
reaction on the City Coun-
cil to annexation, what is
your strategy for moving
ahead on this issue?
Answer: "Collectively,
we have to like the area
[for annexation], and they
have to want to become
part of the city. The cash
flow must also be positi-
ve.


*--POSITIVE LIVING --
By Dr. Synesio Lyra


Never Despise



a Good Idea!


It has been suggested
that "the ultimate adven-
ture on earth is
the adventure of
ideas." Whether
they come from
you, or originate
from somebody


feet and wings to ideas
percolating in your own
mind. Allow time
for those ideas to
mature!
Don't dismiss too
quickly an idea
you may not like,


else, give heed or one you may
to new ideas and Dr. Synesio Lyra find impractical at
never despise them for all first. Keep it alive, think


the good they can bring
to you and to others.
Good ideas always serve
a beneficial purpose; i-
deas that turn out to be il-
legitimate will gradually
die a certain death! Ne-
vertheless, whether they
flourish or vanish, ideas
inevitably have conse-
quences, be they imme-
diate or distant, good or
bad, depending on their
nature!
Never kill any idea which
may advance, or be re-
vised, to serve a good
purpose. Like roads or
rivers, ideas also merge
with other ideas. What
may be small at first, and
appear insignificant to
you, may be joined by
other insights added,
which will give shape
and meaning to the origi-
nal thought.
For this reason, author
Alex Osborn commen-
ted: E\ c:r idea should
elicit receptivity, if not
praise. Even if no good, it
should at least call for en-
couragement to keep try-
ing." You can welcome
what others share, while
not despising your own
creative conceptions.
I strongly believe that
ideas are for sharing;
by this means they can
acquire new, significant
characteristics as they ex-
pand. Your part should be
to give ears to the ideas
of others as well as total
attention to your own.
With respect to the lat-
ter, you alone can give


through it further, and
see it re-emerge in better
shape, pointing and lead-
ing to something worth
implementing.
Keep in mind, as already
stated, that an idea or
action may be quickly
forgotten, but the results
of either may affect not
only your immediate en-
vironment or current era,
but entire generations,
whether for good or for
ill, over a prolonged time!
Consistently seek out all
the tools needed for you
to face any challenge, to
confront any situation, to
develop any seminal idea,
to succeed in any endea-
vor. But once you have
them, be sure to follow a
sound blueprint to ensure
the results you seek! The
outcome should positive-
ly affect people both im-
mediately, and over the
long haul!

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
infive 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 Florida.

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Boca/Deerfield chapter of Soroptimist

International host Southern Region's

84th Annual Conference


Story, photos by
Barbara McCormick
BOCA RATON Kim
Champion, president, So-
roptimist International,
Boca Raton/Deerfield
Beach Club welcomed
more than 150 members
to the 84th Regional Con-
ference, themed "S.S.
Leg-A-Sea".
The Embassy Suites Re-
sort & Spa in Deerfield
Beach was the venue for
the nautical-themed event
for delegates who arrived
from Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Mississippi, Ten-
nessee and Puerto Rico.


Conference Chairs, Cyn-
thia Cummings and Mau-
reen Burke, together
with local club mem-
bers, worked many hours,
planning the informative
and fun-filled conference.
Highlights of the wee-
kend convention inclu-
ded an official welcome
and visit from Deerfield
Beach Mayor Peggy No-
land, a patriotic Flag Cer-
emony, presented by a trio
of ROTC members from
Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty, and the presentation of
the flags from the states
included in the Soropti-


mist Southern Region.
Governor Nidia Bemstiel
wished everyone smooth
sailing, and invited mem-
bers to enjoy the educa-
tional workshops, speak-
ers and the fellowship of
their peers.
Evening tropical activi-
ties included a Sunset
Dinner by the beach, a
poolside Shipwreck Cos-
tume Party and the Cap-
tain's Party and Banquet.
Floridian floral decor by
Pat Reed added to the
enjoyment of the celebra-
tions.
President Kim Champion
reported: "Many awards
were presented during
the three day confer-
ence. Our Boca Raton/
Deerfield Beach Club
won honors for mem-
bership gain, press book
and women's opportu-
nity award. For more
information, visit www.
Soroptimist4women.
org

1 Soroptimist Governor
Nidia Bernstiel with Presi-
dent Kim Champion, Boca
Raton/Deerfield Beach
Club.
2 From left are Kim
Champion, President, SI;
Deerfield Beach Mayor
Peggy Noland and Mau-
reen Burke, event co-chair
3 ',h. i' from left are
Connie Gescheidt, Elke
Schimdt, Governor Nidia
Bernstiel holding flowers;
Kim Champion, president,
Boca Raton/Deerfield
Beach Club; Maureen
Burke, Co-Chair; Cynthia
Cummings, Co-Chair and
Carmen Uceda


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GFWC Boca Raton Woman's Club installs officers,

views fashion show


Story, photos by
Barbara McCormick

BOCA RATON The sce-
nic ocean views seen from
the top of the Bridge Ho-
tel were a beautiful setting
for the recent Boca Raton
Woman's Club Installa-
tion and Fashion Show
Luncheon. More than 150
members and friends joi-
ned in the celebration
which also included a Far
East Auction and 50/50
raffle.
Joan Haros, Women's Club


District 10 director, per-
formed the candle ligh-
ting ceremony, during
which the following offi-
cers were installed:
President-Gwen Herb; 1st
VP Membership-Betty
Pepper; 2nd VP Programs-
Cathy DeMatto; Treasu-
rer-Pemille Ostberg; Cor-
responding Secretary-Ja-
nice Williams; Board of
Directors-Jackie Early &
Joan Weidenfeld; Club
Advisor-Pattie Carpen-
ter and Historian/Board
member-Helen Babione.


President Gwen Herb,
who is beginning her sec-
ond term, was applauded
for increasing the club's
membership and provi-
ding ideas for interesting
programs.
Colorful summer fash-
ions from Boca Raton,
Delray Beach and Deer-
field boutiques were in
the spotlight, modeled
by store models and club
members Jo Schlags, Teri
Martin, Gayle Stevens,
Mary Ellen Courier and
Carole Wilson.


A special appearance by
Joanie Helgesen, 2007
Miss Senior Florida high-
lighted the conclusion of
the fun-filled afternoon.
The Boca Raton Wom-
an's Club is a member of
the Greater Federation of
Women's Clubs (GFWC)
whose motto "Unity in
Diversity" supports com-
munity improvement
through volunteer servi-
ce.
For more information,
phone Gwen at 561-487-
1218.


Prom left are Loretta
thews.


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From left are Joan Haros, Gwen Herb, Betty Pepper Teri Martin,
Cathy DeMatto, Penille id,, r. Janice Williams, Joan Weiden-
feld, Jackie Early, Helen Babione.


Ruth McGoldrick, center director of the Debbie Rand Gift
Shop at Boca Raton Community Hospital, is shown with
models, Deyse Norwitz andAlice Duquett.


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Zonta Club of Boca Raton welcomes

new members for 2010


BOCARATON The Zon-
ta Club of Boca Raton
Area recently celebrated
the induction of new
members for the coming
year at Zonta's month-
ly meeting held at The
Holiday Inn in Highland
Beach.
Four new members, Mary
Ellen Courier, Lucille Mat-
thews, and Susan Nankin,
were installed by Jose-
phine Kuczenski, mem-
bership chair and Sandy
Manning. The new mem-
bers were welcomed by
the club members.
Zonta International is a
global organization of
executives and profes-


From left are Sandy Manning, Susan Nankin, Lucille
Matthews, Mary Ellen Courier and Jo Kuczenski
sionals working together information about mem-
to advance the status of bership, call Jo Kuczens-
women worldwide through ki (561)706-5767 or San-
service and advocacy. dy Manning at (561)213-
For further information or 6543.


Tri County Humane Society's 'Doggie

Ball' takes in nearly half million dollars


BOCA RATON Ani-
mal lovers recently re-
turned to the Old West
for Tri County Humane
Society's annual Dog-
gie Ball fundraiser. The
event raised more than
$450,000 for needy ani-
mals.
All funds raised will
go toward food, shelter
and medical care for the
thousands of homeless,
abused and abandoned
animals rescued each
year by Tri County Hu-
mane Society, the no-kill
animal shelter located on
Boca Rio Road in Boca
Raton.
Some 400 guests donned
their western duds and
gathered for a fun-filled
evening at Boca West
Country Club, which pro-
vided a five-star dinner
and cocktail hour, capped
by chocolate "dogs" and
"cats" for dessert. Mu-
sic by South Florida DJ
"Boogie Brent" filled the
dance floor and guests bid
on hundreds of live and
silent auction items.
Every lady received a
silver and diamond Star
Fish necklace donated
by Arthur Benjamin of
American Dog Rescue/


The Arthur and Gail Ben-
jamin Foundation, grand
sponsor of the 2010 Dog-
gie Ball.
Lauren Laponzina from
WPTV Channel 5 was the
emcee for the evening.
Chairpersons were Suzi
Goldsmith, Sharon Dipi-
etro and Teri Mersentes.
Sharon DiPietro hand
made the centerpiece
decorations showcased
on each table.
Honorary chairpersons
were Mike and Jodi Levy
of Boca Raton. Honorary
Grand Marshalls were
Norma and Simon Fire-
man of Palm Beach and
honorary Grand Marshall
Dog was Sir Lancelot
Otto, whose parents are
Nina & Edgar Otto of
Boca Raton.
Honorary Guests were
Harold and Nancy Pon-
tius and George and San-
dy Valassis.
A highlight of the evening
was the announcement of
a $50,000 donation from
one of Tri County's main
benefactors.
Danielle Renfrew of Run
A Way Films captured the
entire event on film for an
HBO documentary about
Tri County Humane So-


city.
E\ e'i one at Tri County
Humane Society is so
grateful for all the won-
derful people in our com-
munity who showed their
support of the life-saving
work we do all year long
at the shelter," said Jean-
nette Christos, founder
and CEO of Tri County.
"It is their love, compas-
sion and belief in saving
abused and neglected
animals that enables us
to keep our doors open
and continue this impor-
tant work of helping the
most vulnerable among
us who cannot speak for
themselves. We are also
so thankful for the dedi-
cated volunteers who
worked tirelessly to make
this year's Doggie Ball
so successful. We can-
not possibly thank them
enough for what they do
for this shelter everyday
of the year."
For more information on
Tri County Humane Soci-
ety, contact the shelter at
561-482-8110.
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It's going to be a slam-bang Fourth of

July in Palm Beach, Broward county

communities


Boca Raton isn't the only
South Florida communi-
ty with a schedule of
special activities for In-
dependence Day
on Sunday, July
4. Most commu-
nities in Palm
Beach and Bro-
ward counties are
following suit.
Boca will mark
the nation's 234th
birthday with a
"Fabulous Fourth"
celebration from
6-9:30 p.m. Fa-
mily activities start at 6
and there's a stage show,
"Red, White and Blue"
by ZMC Entertainment
at 6:30 p.m. The Florida
Wind Symphony is sched-
uled to perform at 7:30
p.m. Fireworks go off at 9
p.m. Events will be held at
Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity Campus, 777 Glades
Road, (just east of Inter-
state 95 and Glades Road
or 20th Street entrance).
Visit ci.boca-raton.fl.us/
rec/specialevents/ or call
561-393-7806.
As part of Boca's celebra-
tion, donations of canned
or non-perishable food
will be accepted at the
Aurora Nurses Tent for
Operation Food Bank.
Personal fireworks, alco-
holic beverages, dogs, o-
pen fires and sparklers are
not allowed at the Boca
ceremonies.
The activities are spon-
sored by FAU, the Boca
Raton Tribune, Florida
Health & Chiropractic
Medicine and Aurora
Nurses Health Care.
Also, this will be the first
July 4th celebration at
Sunset Cove Amphithea-
ter in West Boca Raton.
An opening ceremony at
6:30 p.m. kicks off the
festivities. Private Stock
performs hits from the
1940's to the present in a
two-hour concert. Then,
at 9 p.m. the 25-minute
fireworks extravaganza


will be synchronized to
patriotic music. Tune into
97.9 WRMF. Bring blan-
L-ptc -nIA lmnrn hmlirc


Food vendors will be on
site. The location is 12551
Glades Road Boca Ra-
ton (accessed by Glades
Road only). For informa-
tion, visit pbcparks.com.
561-488-8069.

Events in other
communities include:
Delray Beach: Activities
open with the annual sand
sculpting contest from 8
a.m.-noon. on the beach
at Ocean Boulevard and
Atlantic Avenue. A free
concert will be held from
2:30-8 p.m. on the beach,
Atlantic Avenue and State
Road AIA. Kids can de-
corate their bikes at 3 p.m.
at Veterans Park (Atlantic
Avenue and Intracoastal)
for the patriotic bike and
scooter parade which le-
aves the park at 4 p.m.
Food and beverages will
be available for purchase
from local restaurants.
The Grucci fireworks ce-
lebration will be at 9 p.m.
on the beach, Atlantic
Avenue and AIA. Visit
downtowndelraybeach.
com or call 561-279-1380
ext. 17.
* Boynton Beach: This
city's Independence Cele-
bration takes place from
6:30-9:30 p.m. It includes
live music and food ven-
dors. A Grucci fireworks
display is scheduled at 9
p.m. Events take place at
Intracoastal Park, Fede-
ral Highway, south of


Gateway Boulevard. Free
park and ride will be at
Bank of America, Federal
Highway and East Ocean
Avenue from 6-10
p.m.
*Greenacres: The
city's celebration
runs from 5:30-10
p.m., with amuse-
ment rides, family
games and music
by Tony & Totall
Kontroll. Food
will be avai-
lable for pur-
chase. Fireworks
are at 9 p.m. Greenacres
Community Park, Jog
Road, one block north
of 10th Avenue. Shuttle
service, 5:30-10:30 p.m.,
from Greenacres Com-
munity Center, 501 Swain
Boulevard and Old City
Hall, 5985 10th Ave.
North. Visit ci.greenacres.
fl.us or call 561-642-2181.
* Lake Worth: Tropic
Fest is a celebration of
Independence Day and
Lake Worth's birthday.
It runs from noon to 10
p.m. The day includes
live entertainment, arts
and crafts, food and fam-
ily fun. Neighboring raft
regatta is at 11 a.m. Zam-
belli fireworks display is
at 9 p.m. Bryant Park,
Golfview Drive at Lake
Avenue on the Intracoas-
tal. Visit lwchamber.com.
or call 561-582-4401.
* Lantana: Family ac-
tivities run from 6-10 p.m.
Children's activities, ga-
mes, live music and food
will be available. Fire-
works begin at 9 p.m. at
Bicentennial Park, East
Ocean Avenue at the In-
tracoastal. Parking is
available at the K-mart
parking lot at Hypoluxo
Road and Dixie High-
way, with a trolley trav-
eling to and from the
activities. Visit lantana.
org. or call 561-540-
5015.
See the complete WI
list online


FAU's Festival Rep Theatre continues

with Shakespeare play, musical revue


The annual Festival Rep
Theatre presented by Flo-
rida Atlantic University
continues with the fol-
lowing productions:

* Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in advance
or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Saturday, June 26,2 p.m.
"And the Tony Goes To
. . Celebrating 60 Years
of Broadway's Best Mu-
sicals"
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"


Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Sunday, June 27, 2 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Saturday, July 3, 2 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"
Studio One Theatre, FAU


Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m.
"And the Tony Goes To
. Celebrating 60 Years
of Broadway's Best Mu-
sicals"
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539

* Sunday, July 4, 4 p.m.
Shakespeare's "A Mid-
summer Night's Dream"
followed by concert and
fireworks
Studio One Theatre, FAU
Boca Raton
Tickets: $15-$20 in ad-
vance or at the door
www.fauevents.com or
1-800-564-9539


BOCA RATON Carbon
monoxide is suspected of
taking the life of one man
and sickening six others
- including his wife at
their home in the Bocaire
development June 19, said
investigators.
Officials with Palm Beach
County Fire-Rescue re-
ceived a 911 call about
9:45 a.m. from a caregi-
ver who had been called
to the home of Hyman
H. Portnoy, 89, and his
wife, Elaine E. Sommer-
Portnoy, 87. She told fire
rescue officials she had
become ill, as had a care-


giver who arrived earlier.
Paramedics arrived and
took the Portnoys to Del-
ray Medical Center where
Hyman Portnoy died. His
wife was reported to be
seriously ill and was un-
dergoing treatment.
Investigators suspect that
a car was left running
in the garage overnight,
causing the home to fill
with lethal carbon mo-
noxide gas.
According to reports, the
Portnoys called a caregi-
ver about 3:30 a.m. to say
they were feeling ill. That
caregiver also became ill
and called another person
to relieve her about 8:30
a.m. The second caregiver
called 911, officials said.
Three paramedics who ar-
rived to help also became
ill and had to leave and
call for backup. Officials
said the firefighters were


vomiting and realized the
air was saturated with
carbon monoxide, so they
removed everyone from
the house.
While the Portnoys were
taken to Delray Medi-
cal, the two caregivers
and three firefighters were
transported to West Boca
Medical for evaluation.
The firefighters were re-
leased after doctors de-
termined they were not
seriously affected by the
carbon monoxide and
have been released from
the hospital.
Palm Beach County She-
riff's Office officials said
Hyman Portnoy returned
about 3:30 p.m. June 18
from getting a haircut
and apparently left the car
running in the garage. In-
vestigators said the car's
gas tank empty and the
battery was dead.


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Mayor's proclamation

honors Home Safe for

'dedication, compassion'


BOCA RATON Mayor
Susan Whelchel recently
presented Home Safe
with a proclamation at
a City Council meeting
honoring the organization
for its "dedication and
compassion, and its ongo-
ing efforts in empowering
young lives, shaping fu-
tures and enriching fami-
lies."
Home Safe CEO Matthew
Ladika accepted the hon-
or on behalf of the agency
that provides care and
treatment to "Palm Beach
County's most vulnerable
population abused, ne-
glected and abandoned


children," the proclama-
tion says.
"Home Safe, though its
group home services,
foster family licensing
and support unit, inde-
pendent living program
and healthy beginnings
program, provides critical
training and services to
at-risk children from tod-
dlers to teens," the docu-
ment notes.
The proclamation notes
that Home Safe "is part of
our community, with its
foundation headquarters
and therapeutic home for
young men located within
the city's boundaries.


charging
BOCA RATON A Boca
Raton police officer in-
vestigating a 911 call
about loose pit bull dogs
running around a NW 3rd
Avenue neighborhood re-
cently had to shoot a pit
bull that was charging at
him, according to a police
report.
The unidentified officer
said that as police got
within 30 yards of the
house where the dogs ap-
parently live, two pit bulls
ran out an open front door
and began charging at the
officers, barking loudly.
The two officers began
backing up and yelling
at the dogs to stop. The
police report said that as
the lead pit bull got within
10 feet of officers, one of
them drew his handgun


pit bull
and fired one shot, hitting
the dog below the left eye.
After the second dog ran
into the house, the offi-
cers were able to close the
door. No one was home
at the time.
However, a short time
later, a resident of NW
3rd Court and owner of
the dogs arrived on the
scene. She said she must
not have secured the door
when she left earlier in
the day.
She called a friend who
assisted her in taking the
dog for medical attention.
The Palm Beach County
Animal Care and Control
Division arrived to inves-
tigate the case. Police
said inquiries about the
animal should be directed
to them.


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-- AS SEEN BY FEEN -
Diane Feen


'Sex and the City 2'-


you got a



with that?


problem


The movie was filmed in
Morocco (but was made
to look like Abu Dhabi).
Samantha (Kim Cattrall)
meets an Arab sheik and
is asked to create a PR
campaign for his busi-
ness. As fiction would
have it, Samantha gets to
take her three best friends
with her on this whirl-
wind exotic trip (all ex-
penses paid, of course).
There were moments
when you had to sus-
pend disbelief. Like
when Carrie runs into
her old boyfriend Aidan
(John Corbett) in a flea
market in Abu Dhabi.
He is successful, tan and
handsome and asks Car-
rie (Sarah Jessica Park-
er) to dinner. Although
both were married, Carrie
shows up for their date in
a clingy cleavage baring
dress better suited for


pole dancing. Yet, she is
surprised and upset when
he tries to kiss her (the
man is not gay, folks).
I also had a hard time be-
lieving that Carrie (SJP)
would prance around her
Manhattan digs wearing
couture gowns every night
waiting for her husband to
join her on the club cir-
cuit. Let's face it, if you're
married to a man who
can afford a vast pre-war
apartment with closets as
large as a tanning parlor
chances are he might be
tired when he gets home.
But who said reality had
anything to do with this
movie? Isn't that the rea-
son we go to the movies
- for an escape from the
mundane and the predict-
able? You bet.
For 146 minutes (no, it
was not too long) we got
to witness some outra-


geous happenings, exotic
locales, gorgeous clothing
and stunning drifts of post
menopausal musings.
It brought some of us clo-
ser to our old wacky ways,
our racy clothing choices
and our belief that every-
day can be an adventure.
It also gave us another
chance to witness the pre-
ciousness of friendship
that these gals have har-
vested like a gilded mos-
quito net.
If you haven't seen 'Sex
and the City 2,' I highly
recommend it. Be prepared
to laugh and languish at
the borders of disbelief.
And, you don't even need
a passport to get there.


It seems that the fabulous
foursome who was cele-
brated in the 90's for being
sassy, brassy and bold took
the heat for being, well,
too hot.
They wore $10 million
worth of flawless flo-
wing gowns, colorful caf-
tans and dazzling baubles
(in the new "Sex and the
City 2" movie). They also
had a sexy funny repartee
reminiscent of their ir-
reverent Manhattan mo-
ments (immortalized in
rerun eternity).
And folks, the girls were
funny. They were also
sexy and the clothing was
"to die for." (If you're
from Minnesota, the New
York translation means
wonderful or superb).
But with all the laughter
and cutting edge ban-
ter (that made them so
sought after in the past)
the critics found the mo-
vie distasteful. But as a
humor columnist and so-
meone with deep laugh


lines I can tell you they're
just jealous. Let's face it;
movie critics cannot af-
ford a $22,000 a night
suite in Abu Dhabi. (Nei-
ther can I but it's fun to
see one).
Maybe that is the problem
with the film and its ar-
dent critics. "Sex and the
City 2" is an exaggerated
realm of reality, but one
with highlights as bright
as the sun. It was not
meant to be deconstruc-
ted and analyzed as if it
were a mock therapy ses-
sion. It was meant to be
funny in a sassy sarcastic
way that would appeal to
those with a sense of hu-
mor (without the need for
vodka).
And I think the movie -
and the Fab Foursome
- accomplished that with
ease. I was not the only
viewer at the Cinemark
Palace 20 in Boca Ra-
ton who thought so. "I
thought the movie was
funny and wonderful,"


said A. B. Haick, of Boca.
"I've been married for 10
years and I loved the 'Sex
and the City' TV show,
and the movie was great,"
said the 40-something
male of Arabic descent.
Although Haick loved the
scene where the foursome
rode camels in the dessert,
my favorite lines were a
little more on the raun-
chy side. "Ooh, Bedouin
Bath and Beyond here we
come"... and Samantha's
take on a gorgeous hunk
she met on the beach...
"Lawrence of my labia."
(You sort of had to be
there).
The one-liners were high
line drives into the out-
field (man-speak for win-
ning) and the clothing and
comedic references were
reminiscent of the bril-
liant humor that rolls off
the tongue of geniuses
like Robin Williams and
Billy Crystal (you need an
IQ above the Bell curve to
get it).


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Production of 'Mary Poppins' is a pure joy at Broward Center for the Arts


By Skip Sheffield

"Mary Poppins" is a practi-
cally perfect family show.
Those of you familiar
with the 1964 movie and
the 2006 Broadway show
know that professional
nanny Mary Poppins
proudly describes her-
self as "practically per-
fect" in the musical num-
ber of the same name.
The national touring com-
pany of "Mary Poppins"
is in the house through
June 27 at Broward Cen-
ter for the Arts, 201 SW
Fifth Ave., Fort Lauder-
dale.
The character of Mary
Poppins, created by writ-
er-illustrator P.L. Travers
in the 1930s, is a myste-
rious, mischievous, and
marvelous young woman
who comes into the life


of a family and changes it
for the better.
Mary is played by Welsh-
bom Caroline Sheen, a
triple-threat performer
who sings, dances and
flies through the air with
the greatest of ease.
It is the turn of the 20th
century, and Mary litera-
lly blows into London to
alight in the Banks' fami-
ly home just after the lat-
est in a series of nannies has
left her post.
George Banks (Laird Ma-
ckintosh) is a prosperous,
no-nonsense banker who
was raised by a stem, un-
forgiving nanny.
George is married to Winifred
(Blythe Wilson), a woman
who dearly loves him,
and he is a demanding
father to Jane (Kelsey
Fowler, alternating with
Bailey Grey) and Michael


Mary Poppins in production
at Broward Centerfor the
Arts.
(Bryce Baldwin and Cart-
er Thomas).
In part because of their
distant father, the children
have taken their frustra-
tions out on one nanny af-
ter another. A half-dozen
nannies have come and
gone when Mary Poppins


suddenly appears. Mary
is everything the former
nannies were not: warm,
joyous, spontaneous, play-
ful and forgiving. Her phi-
losophy is defined by the
song "A Spoonful of Sug-
ar" (makes the medicine
go down).
Mary's best friend is the
equally unusual Bert
(Gavin Lee), a jack of
all trades and master of
most.
Like Caroline Sheen, Ga-
vin Lee is a powerhouse
talent whose tour de for-
ce is the law-dropping
"Step in Time" number,
performed with Mary
Poppins and a chorus
line of chimney sweeps.
Not only is Lee a master
tap-dancer, he is a aerial
artist who handily taps
his way up a proscenium
arch and across the top


upside down, always tap-
ping and singing, with no
visible signs of effort.
Similarly Caroline Sheen
is a fearless flyer who
delights the audience by
taking off with her um-
brella and sailing into the
heavens to a perch in the
upper balcony, only to
emerge moments later for
the curtain call.
For all its acrobatic feats,
incredible set pieces and


statues that come to life
and dance, "Mary Pop-
pins" is about heart; the
heart of a family, and what
makes it work. Everyone
in the Banks household
will learn a valuable les-
son in life, and we will all
be better for it.
In short, this show is a
pure joy that a family
can and will benefit from.
Tickets start at $23.75.
Call 954-462-0222.


Cast of the musical production, "Mary Poppins. "


By: Donovan Ortega

Samantha Brown is wear-
ing a slim fitting, pink
dress and sits on a leather
couch behind the main
auditorium in the Mizer
Center at the Boca Re-
sort, sipping tea. She
holds her mug with both
hands and daintily finishes


Five Minutes with Samantha Brown


off the rest of the
brew. Brown is
on break from her
role as the mas-
ter of ceremonies
for the American
Marketing Group's
40th year anni-
versary. AMG is
the parent com-
pany for various
travel brands like
Travel Savers,
and Samantha
Brown has been
commanding the
weekend's pro-
ceedings with
what has beco-
me her trade-
mark- endearing
energy and genu-
ine interest. Not only does
she seem completely at
ease on the Mimer Center
Stage stage, but off of it
she maintains the same
poise that has made her
a staple on the Travel
Channel for the last ten
years, hosting shows
that include Passport to
Europe and Great Hotels.


"It's strange, I was a per-
forming arts major and
moved to New York City
to pursue acting and was
lucky enough to land an
audition with the Travel
Channel and I've been here
ever since," says Brown,
"I've basically traveled a-
round the world. It's been
a pretty nice gig."
She places emphasis on
the word 'gig' and laughs.
It's not surprising that her
background involves mu-
sical theatre, because as
she speaks there is a dis-
tinct theatrical element.
She never forgets a line.
"I'm here making a con-
nection with my world,
essentially the consumer
world of travel, with the
travel agent and under-
standing where those
layers intersect," says
Brown when asked what
she is doing in Boca Ra-
ton. The answer rolls off
her tongue without hint-
ing at her possible ambiv-
alence to the proceedings.
Just beyond the double


doors, a Delta representa-
tive is onstage lauding the
great accomplishments
AMG has made over the
past year.
While admitting she has
a great job, she cites tra-
vel time, countless plane
flights and long days as
slight drawbacks to her
job as Travel Channel
host.
"It's a little harder than
it looks, but not much,"
says Brown. "I am on the
road about 230 days out
of the year and we have
very long days. We just
finished an Asia series
and the average tempera-
ture there was 98 degrees
so you feel like a wet rag
at the end," she says, be-
fore adding positively,
but when you get to in-
teract with cultures and
meet people from dif-
ferent parts of the world
your energy comes right
back."
Samantha Brown speaks
effortlessly, stringing to-
gether sentences as if she


was reading from a script,
on subjects as varying as
the BP oil spill to archi-
tects like Henry Flagler
and Addison Mizner. A
presumably tough ques-
tion, like favorite place
of travel, she answers
quickly.
"Japan," Brown says, It
was unbelievable. It was
the most exotic country
I'd ever heard of as a ten
year old and I just got to
go. It is my favorite place
I have traveled so far."
Along with Japan, Brown
can mark this weekend as
the first time she has vi-
sited Boca Raton. In des-
cribing the Boca Raton
Resort and Club she is
impressed.
"Oh my goodness, I had
no idea this was here!
When I turned down the
driveway I said, 'oh this
is nice. I should have got-
ten a manicure'," jokes
Brown.
And then she launches
into a description of the
resort that is as natural as


a reflex.
"The resort is beautiful. It
is great because it brings
you back to another time.
That is what I love about
travel's capabilities, be-
cause not only are you
going somewhere else,
you feel like you're time
traveling," says Brown,
while pausing for effect
and searching for adjec-
tives, "Here, it is a more
elegant experience, more
genteel. You can relax
into a simpler time and
that's something we all
need right now."
That snippet could have
been pulled from a bro-
chure, but Samantha has a
knack for delivering lines
about "time travel" and
using words like "gen-
teel' with a unique, truth-
ful sincerity. She is good
at what she does.
In the auditorium, con-
vention attendees are eat-
ing lunch and enduring an
interminably long game
of "Travel Jeopardy".
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story online


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Doggie Ball


hi.. 'i at this year's Doggie Ball are, from left, Jeannette Tri County Humane Society Founder and CEO Jeannette
Christos, founder and CEO of the Tri County Humane Society, Christos, left, with Lauren Laponzinafrom WPTV Channel 5,
with Nina and Edgar Otto and their dog, Sir Lancelot Encore, who was the emcee for this year 's Doggie Ball. The event
who was cloned from frozen cells from their original dog, Sir raised $450, 000 for Tri County.
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i/,. ii fromm left are Lauren Laponzina
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the "Five Wishes that should be addressed by families when
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dinner fund raiser
BOCA RATON The Slow Bum Theatre Company
presents a fundraising special event, "Fanfare to Mur-
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at the Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost of
dinner & show is $60 per person. For tickets visit slow-
bumtheatre.com or call 1-886-811-4111. Photo shows
cast in rehearsal at the Pavilion Grille.


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ENTERTAINMENT --
Skip Sheffield


As sequels go, 'Toy Story 3' is top-notch,

and well worth the wait


In a summer of sequels, so-
me are better than others.
"Toy Story 3" is better;
way better than "Shrek
4," for instance.
The folks at Pixar Studios
have always been strong
on creativity. This third
installment of a 15-year-
old franchise is the most
adult of what began as a
children's fantasy in 1995.


landfill.
The clever and inventive
screenplay, by written
series creator John Las-
seter, Michael Arndt
("Little Miss Sunshine")
and a couple others, gets
the toys a last-minute re-
prieve that sends them to
a day care center instead
of the dump. The wee
Caterpillar kids of Sunny


and you wouldn't want to
mess with Chuckles (Bud
Luckey), the grim-faced
clown, or the creepy Big
Baby, who may not talk,
but is plenty
scary.
"Toy Story 3" is in fact
the scariest of the series,
building to a cliff-han-
ging, raging inferno kind
of finale. The jolts are in-


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Hanks respectively) in a scene from "Toy Story 3. C. 7' :i, ",.'i isneyPixar


Andy Davis, the little
6-year-old boy whose
quarreling favorite toys
provided the impetus for
a toys-come-to-life comic
adventure, is now 17 and
getting ready to go off to
college.
Mom has ordered Andy to
clean out his room. What
he is not taking to college
he will either have to put
in the attic for storage or
put trash bags for the gar-
bage truck.
Woody, the string-pull
talking sheriff/cowboy
puppet, is Andy's first
and favorite toy. We see
him put Woody in the box
marked "college"
Thanks to a mix-up, the
rest of the toys are put in a
black plastic garbage bag
and set out with the trash.
The toys spring to life
whenever Andy is not
around, and you just
know Woody is not going
to let his friends be unce-
remoniously dumped in a


Side Day Care are not
much better than the de-
structive Sid Phillips was
in the first film. Worse,
Sunny Side is ruled by the
soft-talking but malignant
Lotso, a plush purple bear
(voice of Ned Beatty) and
his menacing minions.
Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim
Allen (Buzz Lightyear),
Jessie (Joan Cusack) and
the rest of the toy gang are
back, but there are some
interesting newcomers,
starting with Ned Beatty's
troubled, battered bear.
The funniest of these is
Ken (Michael Keaton),
Barbie Doll's boyfriend,
who lives in a groovy
1970s-era dollhouse pad
with a fabulous wardrobe
closet.
"I am not a girl's toy,"
Ken insists petulantly,
while adults wink and
nudge.
Mr. Pricklepants the hed-
gehog (Timothy Dalton) is
an actor, don't you know,


terspersed with delightful
comic interludes, as when
Buzz Lightyear's vocabu-
lary (and entire attitude) is
switched to Spanish (voi-
ce by Javier Femandez
Pena).
It has been 11 years since
Toy Story 2, but this is
well-worth the wait. This
could well be the end of
the series, but as Buzz
Lightyear hints, "This isn't
goodbye."
Take that, Shrek!
"Toy Story 3" will be
shown in 3-D IMAX for-
mat through June 27 at
the Museum of Science &
Discovery and in 3-D at
other theaters.
Three and a half stars


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Film screens at local theatres are filled

with summer movie releases


Tom Cruise is back.
First he made a hilarious ap-
pearance as obnoxious pro-
ducer Les Grossman, danc-
ing with Jennifer Lopez at
the MTV awards.
Now he stars with Cameron
Diaz in "Knight and Day,"
a live-action cartoon that
spoofs Cruise's identity as
unflappable action hero.
Cruise is Ron Miller, an in-
vincible super-secret dou-
ble CIA agent who collides
in the Wichita airport with
the life of June Havens
(Cameron Diaz), a gear-
head girl whose pride and
joy is the 1967 GTO that
belonged to her daddy.
June restores collector cars
for a living. She is in Wichi-
ta to buy a couple of carbu-
retors. Her next destination
is Boston, where she will
be a bridesmaid at her sis-
ter's wedding.
Suddenly June's reserva-
tion is cancelled because
the plane is allegedly over-
booked. At the last minute
the flight is back on again.
The plane is nearly empty
except for a handful of
men including Ron Miller
(Cruise), the stranger who
had collided with June mi-
nutes earlier.
Ron and June flirt, and
while she is in the ladies
room, Ron springs into ac-
tion and dispatches every-
one on the plane, including
the pilot. No problem, Ron
says, I'll just crash-land in
a cornfield and we'll be on
about our way.
"Knight and Day" is ho-
mage to great mystery-man,
damsel-in-distress movies
like "Charade" and "To


Skip Sheffield

Catch a Thief." Director
James Mangold ("3:10 to
Yuma") doesn't expect
us to believe the prepos-
terous plot for a moment.
For the record it concerns
an infinite power source
invented by geeky Si-
mon Feck (Paul Dano).


who is in Ron's protec-
tion against a parade of
bad guys in Boston, New
York, the Azores, Spain
and Austria.
Cruise, who turns 48
July 3, appears to be hav-
ing great fun parodying
his fearless Ethan Hunt
character in "Mission Im-
possible." Cameron Diaz
is as beautiful as ever,
whether cowering in fear or
flashing her sexy million-
watt smile. If you want
to see beautiful people
having fun in exotic lo-
cations while smashing


cars and dodging imagi-
nary bullets, this is your
flick.
Joan Rivers a fearless
survivor
Say what you will about
Joan Rivers, she is one re-
markable, brave and bru-
tally honest woman.
I am not a Rivers basher.
I got to see the human
side of her 25 years ago,
when by a fluke I ended
up spending a day with
her in a limo ride to Mi-
ami and back to speak to
a group of students.
"Joan Rivers: A Piece
of Work" goes to great


lengths to humanize a co-
median who has become
a caricature of herself.
This documentary by
Ricki Stem and Annie
Sundberg was filmed
over the course of a year,
as Rivers was turning 75
(she turned 76 June 8).
Interspersed with contem-
porary footage are vintage
clips from early in her
career, before Rivers em-
barked on all the plastic
surgery that would turn
her into a smooth-faced,
puffy-lipped freak.
Rivers apologizes for
nothing; not the face-
lifts, the Botox, the filthy
mouth, her extravagant
lifestyle or her neediness.
Joan Rivers is a perfor-
mance junkie of the first
order.



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*-- FAITH -
By Rick Warren

The Imperative of not Postponing

the Important


Most of us have expe- and problems and it
rienced the eight wastes opportu-
phases of pro- cities, time and
crastination: money.
Phase 1: The problem is:
I will start Procrastination
early this time." is addictive! The
(Hopeful phase) Rick Warren more you suc-
Phase 2: "I have to cumb to it, the harder
start soon." (A little it is to change. Putting
tension phase) things off for another
Phase 3: "I should time becomes a way of
have started sooner." life, causing you and
(Creeping guilt phase) often others a tremen-
Phase 4: "There is still dous amount of misery.
time to do it." (False The Bible offers this in-
reassurance phase) sight into the problem
Phase 5: "What is of chronic procrastina-
wrong with me?" (Get- tion: "If you wait for
ting desperate phase) perfect conditions, you
Phase 6: "I cannot will never get un thing
wait any longer!" (In- done (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
tense pain phase) What is the solution? I
Phase 7: "Just get have four suggestions:
it done" (Get it over Stop making excuses!
with! phase) Realize perfectionism
Phase 8: "Next time, I paralyzes performance!
will start earlier." (The Face your fears!
cycle repeats phase) Focus on the gain, not
the pain!
Procrastination can re- In other words, when-
sult in tremendous dam- ever you have some-
age to others and our- thing important to do,
selves at work. It causes do not delay: DO IT
unnecessary pressure NOW!


What have you been
putting off that you
know needs to be done
and should not be post-
poned any longer? So-
mething at work? At
home? Or at church?
Now is the time to
move into action. Do It
Now!
It might help to of-
fer this simple prayer:
"God help me to DO
what I already know I
need to do. Help me to
do it NOW!"
The Bible gives us two
additional observations
that are helpful as we
determine to overcome
the destructive habit of
procrastination: "Never
boast about tomorrow.
You don't know what
will happen between
now and then" (Pro-
verbs 27:1). "This is the
day the Lord has made
rejoice and be glad in
it!" (Psalm 37:4).
This is the ONLY day
we have and we may
not have all of it! So,
DO IT NOW!


*- DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLE -*
Mike Gora

Valentine's Day tryst earns willing

'sperm donor' a paternity suit


Question: Last Valen-
tine's day, I had sex with
a woman who was a good
friend of mine for a long
time. We had no roman-
tic relationship. She was
37 years old at the time,
had been married
and divorced, had
no prospects, and
wanted a child.
We signed a con-
tract, prepared by a
lawyer she hired,
saying that any Mike
child that was born
to the two of us would not
be my financial respon-
sibility or "my child" for
any purpose, because I
was acting as a sperm do-
nor. The contract did not
mention how the child
was to be conceived. I did
not tell the lawyer that
we intended to have sex
instead of using a turkey
baster. Identical twin girls
were born about three
months ago.
I was present at the birth
and gave the girls a nice
gift. I was not asked to
contribute to the hospital
or doctor expenses, or
support. Not until yester-
day, when I was served
with a paternity lawsuit.
I called the lawyer who
prepared the contract, but
he said he could not repre-
sent me because he would
have to be a witness in
the case, and he would
not comment on the situ-
ation. What do you think
my chances are in defea-
ting the paternity claims
against me? How much
will this cost me? Can I
defend based on fraud?
Can I win a malpractice
suit against the lawyer,
who I paid to do the con-
tract?
Answer: Your chances of
beating the paternity law-
suit are slim and none,


and slim just left town.
The statute that governs
sperm donation in Florida
requires that insemina-
tion must be through "re-
productive technology."
Our local Fourth District
Court of Appeal,
in West Palm
Beach, has held
that conception in
the "usual custo-
maiy manner" does
not qualify as "re-
Gora productive tech-
nology."
You will be responsible
for contributing to rea-
sonable and necessary out
of pocket and uncovered
birthing costs, including
pre-birth expenses. Once
the girls were born, your
responsibility will be e-
qual to that of any other
father. You will also have
the rights of any other fa-
ther.
Child support, retroactive
to birth, will be based on
the child support guide-
lines found in the Florida
statutes, based on your
income and that of the
mother. Expenses for
health insurance and,
perhaps, life insuran-
ce may be called for.
You will have all paren-
tal rights to access to the
girls in the form of visi-
tation, if you so choose.
You are their legal father
for all purposes.
Even if you could prove
the woman knew that you
would be legally respon-
sible it is unlikely that you
could win a countersuit
for fraud and avoid the
child support, or develop
a set-off claim against
the child support. Florida
public policy strongly fa-
vors the support of minor
children by both parents
and will not give you any
s\ mpi.pth for your inno-


cent mistake, even if your
friend intentionally in-
duced you.
If the attorney did not
advise you regarding the
allowable method of in-
semination, and did not
include it specifically in
the contract, you might
have had a suit for dam-
ages against the attorney.
The fact that the attorney
was not your attorney,
but the attorney hired by
your friend, might pro-
hibit you from claiming
that he breached a duty to
you. If you could prove
that he and the woman set
you up, intentionally, he
would probably have dis-
ciplinary problems with
The Florida Bar.
On the other hand, if you
play your cards right,
you and your daughters
can have a great relation-
ship and, someday, some
other child might call you
grandpa, and send you
hand made Valentine's
Day cards.
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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ASK DR MAN -
By Dr. Daniel Man

Woman says doctor told her she

needs breast lift as well as implants


Question: Dear Dr. Man,
I went for a consultation
for breast implants and the
plastic surgeon told me I
need a breast lift in addi-
tion to my implants.
My breasts are so
small; I thought
only women with
larger breasts need
a lift. I have had
two children, but
I didn't think the
sagging what that r. Da
bad. Please explain.

Answer: It's difficult to
say what you need done
without actually seeing
you for a consultation;
however, it is sometimes
the case that a woman
needs a breast lift at the
same time that she gets
breast implants. A mas-
topexy can be done in
conjunction with breast
augmentation for women
who have small breasts
or who have lost breast
volume (due to age, preg-
nancy, or other factors).
To achieve this, breast
implants are inserted du-
ring the mastopexy to


increase both breast firm-
ness and size. Breasts of
any size can be lifted and
enhanced, but please note
that results may not last
as long for heavy
breasts.
Pregnancy and
nursing leave ma-
ny women with
stretched skin
and less volume
in their breasts.
,elMan Other factors such
as age and the force of
gravity can also take their
toll on a woman's breasts.
The skin loses its elasti-
city, the breasts lose their
shape, and they begin to
sag. A breast lift, or mas-
topexy, is a surgical pro-
cedure used to raise and
reshape sagging breasts.
A breast lift repositions
the breasts into a desired
position and gives a more
pleasing contour and sha-
pe. A breast lift can also
reduce the size of the a-
reola, the darker skin sur-
rounding the nipple.
Anyone planning to have
more children should
postpone a breast lift.


While there are no spe-
cial risks that will affect
future pregnancies (for
one, mastopexy usually
does not interfere with
breast feeding), pregnan-
cy is likely to stretch the
breasts again and offset
the results of the proce-
dure.
As with any surgery, there
are some risks involved
with a breast uplift; these
risks can be increased
when combined with
breast implants. These
issues should be clari-
fied during your consul-
tation with a board certi-
fied plastic surgeon.

Dr Daniel Man is a board-
certified plastic surgeon
who has dedicated his life '
work to helping people look
younger and improve their
appearance through cos-
metic surgery. He is a noted
author artist, inventor and
educator Dr Man has been
featured on major television
networks as well as national
and local magazines and
newspapers for his work as
both aplastic surgeon and an
artist. Dr Man has a private
practice in Boca Raton.


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Governor Charlie Crist is
expected to speak at the
West Boca Chamber of
Commerce break-
fast, Tuesday,
July 13 at Boca
Lago Country
Club. Details are
at \ es"ctbo-
cachamber.com. Barry
RSVP to info 0westo-
cachamber.com or call
561.482.9333. Last min-
ute reservations for the
monthly network tonight
at HSBC Bank, 441 and
Yamato, from 5:30 to 7
may be made by email to
info@westbocachamber.
com. First time attendees
are complimentary.
Congressman Ron Klein
will speak at the unveiling
of the Korean War memo-
rial in Boynton Beach this
Friday. His opponent, Al-
len West was invited and
then disinvited to speak.
He will be there as a vet-
eran.
Yoli founder and Chief
Marketing Officer Corey
Citron will be on barry
epstein live Friday morn-
ing at 10 a.m. along with
Palm Beach Post gossip
columnist Jose Lambiet,
Sun-Sentinel columnist
Kingsley Guy, restauran-
teur Gary Rack and other
guests. Watch it at www.
wrpbitv.com and win
tickets to the Cinemark
theatres and free pizza at
the Sunrise Deerfield the-
atre by sending an email
to barryepsteinlive@ya-
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enter your comments on
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By Barry Epstein
Conversation at the Sun-
Sentinel editorial page,
www.sun-sentinel.com/
opinion.
Racks-Mizner, the
new restaurant by
Gary Rack in the
former Pranzo's,
opens June 28.
stein Palm Beach Coun-
tyTs Social Media Day
event will be June 30
from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Funky Buddha, 2621
N. Federal Highway in
Boca. Don't miss out
on the (hopefully) larg-
est social media gather-
ing Palm Beach County
has ever seen. Meet up
with friends, fans, tweeps
and others from all over
South Florida. Drink spe-
cials, light refreshments,
fresh baked cookies, en-
tertainment, giveaways
and raffle prizes are fea-
tured. Come for the social
media event (#SMDay-
FL) and stay for The
Funky Buddha's popular
Open Mic Night begin-
ning at 8:30pm, hosted by
Richy LaLa. Email Emi-
lyontheave@yahoo.com,
facebook msg or tweet @
EmilyontheAve for more
information or for spon-
sorship opportunities.
Caldwell Theatre was
awarded best theatre
season of 2010 by New
Times magazine. The
new show, Secret Order,
opens July 7. Get tickets
at www.caldwelltheatre.
com.
Dr. Robert Watson, popu-
lar historian, columnist,
Professor at Lynn Univer-


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sity will be the keynote
speaker at the League
of Women Voters, Palm
Beach County Ingrid
Eckler Award Luncheon
honoring winners of the
annual essay and commu-
nity service competition
for high school seniors.
Each winner will receive
$1500.00. Dominique
Noel Ranieri, of Florida
Atlantic University High
School and Chloe Textor
of Jupiter High School,
this year's dual winners,
will be feted on Wednes-
day July 21 at 12 noon at
Benvenuto's Restaurant
1730 N. Federal High-
way, Boynton Beach,
561 364 0600 The event
costs $40.00. For reserva-
tions call 561 276 4898.
Congratulations to newly
re-elected County Com-
missioner Steve Abrams,
newly elected State Rep.
Dr. Steve Perman and
newly elected State Sena-
tor Maria Sachs, who won
their seats last Friday
when no one filed to run
against them.


Barry Epstein, APR, is a pub-
lic relations, marketing and
political consultant based in
Boca Raton, and president
of the West Boca Chamber
of Commerce, with a weekly
Internet television show on
www.wrpbitv.com. You can fol-
low him on Facebook at www.
facebook.com/barryepstein or
Twitter at CMe4PR@twitter
com. Fax items for the column
to 561.451.0000 or email to:
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combine events with press
releases, collaterals, com-
munity activities, marke-
ting communication with
the objective of getting the
word out about the brand,
you create excitement in
the community about the
brand you start a buzz.
It takes all these elements
working together to start
a buzz and make a buzz
successful. The results of
these activities give life to
the buzz and most times re-
sult in a wave of informal
word-of-mouth discussion
about the brand, which is
the most powerful com-
munication element.
A buzz can be created
by encouraging spread of
positive word of mouth
through such initiative as
one-on-one recommenda-
tions and reaching out to
Internet bloggers. Getting
involved in the community
and its events is a great way


to start the buzz
and ensure suc-
cess of a word-of-
mouth campaign.
Identifying influ-
encers is vital;
look for people
that are highly respect-
ed in the community
and who know many
other people, and encou-
rage them to talk up
the brand. Another
common method to
spur word-of-mouth
is to offer incentives
to existing clients who
do help spread the word
and refer friends to the
brand. (Sherman & Perl-
man, 2010.
The 'Buzz' is only one
part of delivering the
message. We must cre-
ate the "marketing tri-
angle" to be fully ef-
fective. We know that
advertising's main pur-
pose is a call to action.
Advertising is vital to
get the word out, but it
is only one side of the
triangle.
Advertising cannot be
totally successful unless
there is a public rela-
tions component. How-
ever, to complete the
communication mes-


sage that forms public
opinion, the third element,
promotion, is necessary.
Because promotion is
non-media based action
taken by the company to
get the brand's products
noticed by its public, we
must develop creative
web sites, brochures, di-
rect mail -..- MM


pieces, newsletters,
and participate in com-
munity lectures and
events, and maximi-
ze our exposure in the
different social media
outlets.
In order to create the ma-
ximum consumer interest
in the brand's products/
services, the "marketing
triangle," can only be
successful if there is a
combination and coordi-
nation of the three mar-
keting elements-Adverti-
sing, Public Relations,


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and Promotion.
"What you see is what
you get." In today's
fast moving competiti-
ve marketplace one
should not spend a dis-
proportionate amount of
time and money on only
one activity to attract the
target market.
It takes a
"marketing
triangle"
to get the
message
across
and see
results.
(Sher-
m a n
S& Perlman,
2010).
Excerpts from the book,
Fashion Public Rela-
tions, Gerald J. Sherman
& Sar S. Perlman, Fair-
child Books, Division of
Conde Nast Publications,
NY, (2010.)



Gerald J. Sherman is with
the Boca Raton-based firm
of Sherman & Perlman
LLC. He is ao,,,I,1ti,, and
public relations person and
has written several books on
those subjects.


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A1A Limo relocates to

new location


By Susie Botfeld

AIA Airport and Limou-
sine Service had a ribbon
cutting ceremony for an
"end of recession" party
and also to showcase their
new location at 1990 NW
Boca Raton Boulevard.
AIA Limousine is a Ver-
sace family owned and
operated business for the
past 32 years and owner
Rick Versace said, "we
continue to provide the
most reliable service with
i .k.i ^.


the latest model limou-
sines, sedans, buses and
vans for business and
pleasure."
The event consisted of
delicious food, drinks and
music to celebrate the oc-
casion. In attendance at
the event, in addition to
loyal customers of the
company, were members
of the West Boca Cham-
ber of Commerce, who
participated in the ribbon
cutting ceremony.


Boca-based GEO Group

acquires California

correctional facility


BOCARATON- The GEO
Group, based in Boca Ra-
ton, has announced the
acquisition of a 650-bed
correctional facility in
Adelanto, California for
some $28 million. GEO
bought the prison from
the city of Adelanto.
"We are pleased with this
important facility acquisi-
tion in Southern Califor-
nia. We believe there's
meaningful demand for
correctional and deten-
tion bed space in this
important region of the
country," said George C.
Zoley, chairman and CEO
of GEO.
The Boca firm expects
to retrofit and market the
facility to local, state, and
federal correctional and
detention agencies. GEO
financed the acquisition
with free cash flow and
borrowings available un-
der its senior revolving
credit facility.
The GEO Group, Inc. is a


George Zoley
world leader in the delive-
ry of correctional, deten-
tion, and residential treat-
ment services to federal,
state, and local government
agencies around the globe.
GEO offers design, cons-
truction, financing, and o-
perations.
GEO's worldwide opera-
tions include the manage-
ment and/or ownership of
62 correctional and resi-
dential treatment facilities
with a total design capa-
city of some 60,000 beds,
which include projects
under development.


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E\elIone is saying that
this is going to be a very
active hurricane season,"
says Howard Hanson
while sitting in his third
floor office as dark storm
clouds form ominously
behind him. Hanson is an
oceanographer, meteorol-
ogist and director of the
Center for Ocean Energy
Technology at Florida
Atlantic University. The
NOAA released their sea-
sonal forecast on May
27th and predicted a 70%
chance of 14 to 23 named
storms in 2010. The Na-
tional Hurricane Center
names a storm when sus-
tained winds reach 39
mph.
The storm forming behind
Hanson is, thankfully, just
a summer squall, but the


hurricane season
a real possibility
numerous storms
make landfall across
Atlantic Basin.
"In terms of activity
year is projected to
the top twenty perce
hurricane seasons i
last fifty years. Bu
impossible to pin it
at this point," says
son.
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gins for error, as s
in 2005 when only
15 named storms
predicted and a r
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was named Wilma
slammed South Flor
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ficult to predict th
ture of a storm seas
that the techniques


busy storm
2010 are different than normal
lends weather forecasting. Sci-
that entists group together the
could history of hurricane sea-
is the sons based on applicable
controlling agents," says
, this Hanson. El Nino, the Pa-
be in cific Ocean phenomenon,
ent of is the most famous of
n the these agents, but is often
it it's the least understood.
down E\cir few years," ex-
Han- plains Hanson, "the winds
in the Pacific Ocean shift
mar- and change water tem-
hown peratures off the coast of
12 to Peru and Ecuador. Nor-
were mally the water is cold,
record but El Nino keeps them
ma- warm. This affects things
vhich all over the world, but
and specifically, it affects
ida. winds in the Atlantic
dif- Ocean."
e na- In this way, El Nino acts
on is as a hurricane inhibitor,
used creating wind shear that


season
disrupts hurricane forma-
tion, and is at least par-
tially responsible for the
mild season in 2009. The
problem in 2010 is that
the El Nino event is fad-
ing and the conditions in
the Atlantic are normal,
thus more conducive to
hurricanes.
"Another thing that deter-
mines hurricane forma-
tion is how warm the wa-
ter is," Hanson continues,
"and the temperatures in
the Atlantic Ocean are re-
ally quite high compared
to normal."
So, with no El Nino event
inhibiting hurricanes and
warm ocean temperatures
encouraging them, the
Atlantic Ocean is antici-
pated to be a petri dish for
hurricanes in 2010.
Disastrous predictions
aside, it is important to


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perceived threat level, to check the evacuation
and Hanson breaks it zones. And the winds are
down very simply when just the winds, it depends
it comes to flooding and on the strength of the
winds produced by hur- hurricane," says Howard
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Samantha Brown, AMG hold conference at Boca Resort,


launch new company


By Donovan Ortega

On June 11-13th, The
Boca Raton Resort and
Club hosted over 900
travel agents and travel
suppliers from around the
country for the American
Marketing Group's 40th
year anniversary. AMG is
the parent company to nu-
merous travel brands such
as Travel Savers and The
Affluent Traveler Collec-
tion that act as supports
for travel agencies that
would normally work un-
der very small profit mar-
gins.
"We [American Market-
ing Group] are very exci-
ted to be at the Boca Ra-
ton Resort and Club. They
have done a fabulous
job," said Nichole Mazza,
Executive Vice-President
of Travel Savers, "We
choose properties that fit
the type of company that
we are and the Boca Re-
sort definitely embodies
that."
Adding star power to the
convention was Saman-
tha Brown, a television
personality for the Travel
Channel. She acted as the
keynote speaker and mas-
ter of ceremonies for the
event, injecting wit and
warmth into the otherwise
industry friendly procee-
dings.
"I'm here making a con-
nection with my world,
essentially the consumer
world of travel, with the
travel agent and see-
ing where those layers
intersect. We all have a
tremendous passion for


travel and have become
advocates for it, so it is
interesting to see areas in
which we can help each
other," said a sprightly
Samantha Brown back-
stage. The convention's
playful theme, "Ameri-
can Marketing Group's
Got Talent," included
various industry related
games that included "Are
You Smarter than a Travel
Agent" and "Travel Jeop-
ardy."
"We tried to have fun
with it. At a lot of our
conferences we like to
switch the roles between
the travel agents and sup-
pliers so they can see
what each person has to
go through," said Nichole
Mazza.
The difficulties of a travel
agent were illustrated out-
side the convention as Mi-
chelle Duncan of Odys-
sey Travel burst through
the Mizner Center's doors
in search of cell phone re-
ception. A Spirit Airlines
pilot strike had stranded a
client in Punta Cana and
she needed to find another
flight.
"Please be in your room,"

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Michelle said to herself
as the Dominican con-
cierge transferred her call
to the client. Her wishes
were answered and the
moment of panic was dis-
pelled. Michelle notified
her client that she had
procured her a seat on a
Delta flight that had actu-
ally saved her money.
"I hate pilots," Michelle
humorously added before
going back into the con-
ference.
Behind the levity is a
drive for AMG to be on
the forefront of trav-
el, an area which Rick
Mazza, owner and CEO
of AMG, recognizes as
medical tourism. Well
Being Travel, AMG's
foray into the fledgling
industry, was unveiled at
a press conference and is
a breakthrough partner-
ship that aligns the medi-
cal and travel industries.
The medical side of the
partnership is Compan-
ion Global Healthcare, a
subsidiary of Blue Cross/
Blue Shield.
"I think this is the wave
of the future. We're ex-
cited about that. If the go-
vernment has its way this
is going to be the alterna-
tive," said Rick Mazza,
referring to health care re-
form that may raise costs
and limit the types and
quantity of procedures an
American citizen has ac-
cess to.
"I think if we get into a
situation where you have
to go in front of a board
to receive medical care,


that's something new to
American life. If they
start regulating how much
healthcare someone can
have or can't have, where
you can go for it, where
you can't go for it. That is
what's driving this busi-
ness," said Rick Mazza.
Medical tourism is al-
ready a 20 billion dollar
market, but it is projected
to balloon to 100 billion
by 2012. The partner-
ship will attempt to tap
into this market by creat-
ing packages that cover
flights, hotels, and medi-
cal treatment in an ef-
fort to make the process
simple.
"We believe that many
travel agents are already
booking trips for medical
travelers, but this niche
within the travel indus-
try has just been given
a name," said David


Boucher, CEO of Com- and it went under after a
panion Global Health year and half and out of
Care, "Our alliance for- the ashes of that, Travel
malizes the process and Savers was created.
brings more business "Forty years and still
opportunities to travel truckin as they say," said
agents." a content Rick Mazza,
On the convention room who has made AMG a
floor, as travel agents and family business, as all of
suppliers hustle to get his children hold leader-
their booths ready for the ship roles in the com-
open house later in the pany, "It's an exciting
day, Rick Mazza reflects business to be in and all
on forty years in the trav- I see is up. It's growing
el business. He bought a everywhere."
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Want a true rock experience? Check out

Perpetual Groove the next time they are in town.


By Luana Gonaalves

I have one word to say
about last Saturday night 's
performance at Culture
Room, Fort Lauderdale;
phenomenal. I can't re-
member the last time that
I went to a concert and got
lost in the music. Waves
of soulful beats over-
flowed the room and per-
meating an intense energy
that had people dancing
and singing along.
The funk/ jazz jamtronica
band Aquaphonics opened
for Perpetual Groove
starting with a mellow,
relaxing song, and then
building up with fervor
throughout their show.
Each of their songs con-
tained a melodic and har-
monious solo from the
guitar, keyboard, drums,
or bass. The intertwining
of their music and vocals
was exceptionally crea-
tive and surprising every
time. One song I would
recommend if you would
like to check them out is
"Waiting for it."


After Aquaphonics
cleared the stage from
their encore, jam band
Perpetual Groove took
over with their soothing
melodies. The name of
the band says everything;
their music is lasting to
an incredible potential.
There are moments that
you can't just help but
close your eyes and listen
to the harmonies that are
being played. Perpetual
Groove has presented
a high energy, excellent
performance in Culture
Room that lasted about
two hours.


It was exciting these multi-
talented artists to switch
instruments throughout
songs to create different
sounds and melodies. The
diversity in their music
was genuine.
Perpetual Groove, which
is from Athens, Georgia,
has been around since
2003. They have put out
five albums, "Heal" being
their newest release.
If either Aquaphonics or
Perpetual Groove are in
town again be sure not to
miss them if you want a
taste of a true rock expe-
rience.


Citizens from Palm Beach County and People
Around the World To Join Hands and Gather
Against Offshore Oil Drilling In History


Lake Worth In the
wake of the BP oil spill
disaster in the Gulf of
Mexico, local activists
from Greenpeace, Equal-
ity Florida Palm Beach
County, the Unitarian
Universalist Congrega-
tion of the Palm Beaches
and a broad coalition
of citizen organizations
have helped to organize a
June 26 Hands Across the
Sand gathering at Lake
Worth Municipal Beach.
At 12 Noon on June 26,
when citizens of Palm
Beach County form a line
at Lake Worth Municipal
Beach and join hands to
draw a line in the sand
against offshore drilling,
they will be joining peo-
ple at over 600 gatherings
throughout the US and at
over 40 gatherings in 19
other countries to say no
to offshore oil drilling
and yes to clean energy.
In addition to the Lake
Worth gatherings, organiz-
ers have events planned in


other Palm Beach County
locations including Jupiter,
Juno Beach, Palm Beach,
Delray Beach and Boca
Raton, The aim of these
gatherings is to convince
leaders to abandon plans
for expanded offshore
drilling and adopt policies
that encourage clean, re-
newable energy sources.
The gatherings around
the world have been or-
ganized in reaction to
the environmental and
economic impact the BP
oil leak disaster has had
on Gulf coast waters and
habitats, marine wildlife,
fishing industries, and


coastal economies.
"The image is powerful,
the message simple: No
to offshore oil drilling,
yes to clean energy,"
said event founder Dave
Rauschkolb. "We are
drawing a line in the
sand against offshore oil
drilling along America's
beaches and in solidar-
ity events across America
and around the world.
No one industry should
be able to place entire
coastal economies and
marine environments at
risk with dangerous, dirty
mistakes."


Delray Beach city manager wins


DELRAY BEACH The
Florida City and County
Management Association
(FCCMA) presented the
2010 Award for Career
Excellence to Delray
Beach City Manager Da-
vid T Harden for his ex-
ceptional service in mu-
nicipal government.
The presentation took
place at its annual lun-
cheon held recently in Or-
lando.
The Award for Career Ex-
cellence acknowledges


"an outstanding local
government administra-
tor who has fostered rep-
resentative democracy by
enhancing the effective-
ness of local elected of-
ficials and by consistently
initiating creative and
successful programs."
During his 39 years in
municipal government,
20 of which have been
dedicated to the city of
Delray Beach, Harden's
style of leadership has
established a vision for


the city that focuses on
improving the quality of
life in the community. His
philosophy is to strive to
improve upon this vision
by working diligently
with the City Commis-
sion and municipal em-
ployees to meet the needs
of all residents.
Harden also received
the FCCMA President's
Award for outstanding
professional team build-
ing and Managers in
Transition (MITS) sup-


port. The FCCMA Pr
dent awards this hono
those who, by exam[
have gone above and
yond in modeling the c
practices of local gove
ment management.
In addition, the Ci
Grant Team received h
orable mention in the I
gram Awards Excelle
category for its success
efforts in securing F
eral Economic Stimu
Funding which has b
used to benefit the c
munity.
Harden began his car


prestigious awards
esi- in local government in role
rto 1971 when he became a Bea
ple, planner for Orange Coun- nici
be- ty, Florida. Three years gic
ore later, he took the position ting
mrn- of city planner for Winter the
Park and in 1977, rose to acc
ty's the position of city man- clue
on- ager. City
pro- In 1989, Harden left Win- 200
nce ter Park and in 1990 took Cor
sful on the responsibility of Pla
ed- city manager for Delray
ilus Beach.
een Faced with a city that 0
om- was plagued with finan-
cial challenges and lack
eer of vision, he played a key


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ich as a thriving mu-
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. Under his direction,
city has earned many
blades and awards in-
ling two All America
Honors (1993 and
1), Preserve America
nmunity (2008) and
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*-- PET OF THE WEEK--*

Poodles Chachi and

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loving home


Story, photo by
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BOCA RATON Well,
just when Tri County staff
thought they'd heard eve-
ry possible way for dogs
to become guests here, we
came along.
We are Chachi and Dozer,
standard poodles.
We are a 5 year-old male
(Dozer) and 7 year-old fe-
male, weighing 60 pounds
each.
We were boarded for eight
months along with three
other standard poodles
at a local boarding faci-
lity. A woman paid in ad-
vance for that time, but


when the facility
call her, her ph
ber was change
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that will mess
self-esteem!
Anyway, homes
for our three bu
we landed her
County. We'd
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split up if separa
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settle down on
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nd! Wow, yours) on a happy note.
with your We're available for adop-
tion at Tri-County Hu-
vere found mane Society, a no-kill
ddies, but animal shelter located at
re at Tri 21287 Boca Rio Road in
love to be Boca Raton. The shelter is
r but will open for adoptions Tues-
ite, loving day through Sunday, 11
ng. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adop-
ful dogs, tion fees for companion
tered and animals are $110 and up.
en. We lo- Animals are heartworm-
e and we tested and up-to-date on
ce out of vaccinations.
Included in the adoption
e without fee is one year of free of-
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terinary Clinic.
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ding a shelter dog or cat
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Call (561) 482-8110 or
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Marlins V.I.P. Lounge
By Matt Bluesten


Scouting 2010 First Round Selection


Christian Yelich


Remember the name
Christian Yelich. You may
very well be watching
him in a Marlins uniform
in a few years. The Mar-
lins were very ecstatic
to see Christian Yelich's
name still on the draft
board at number 23. The
Marlins draft philosophy
has always been to pick
the best player available
in the first round. In my
opinion, I believe they fol-
lowed through on that phi-
losophy. Christian Yelich


is a left handed hitting
first baseman/ outfielder
out of Westlake High
School in Westlake vil-
lage. Interestingly, advan-
ced scouts have compared
Yelich's swing to former
big leaguer Mark Grace.
Even though his main
position in High School
was first base, the Marlins
strongly believe that they
can convert him into a
very good defensive out-
fielder. Yelich is known
as a terrific athlete. Many


advanced scouts also be-
lieve that he will gain
more power as he physi-
cally gets stronger.
Not only have the Florida
Marlins been very high
on this super talented
young player, but so has
Baseball America and
Keith Law from ESPN.
com. The fact is Base-
ball America had Yelich
ranked at no.52, while
Keith Law ranked Yelich
at no 26. According to
Yelich, he was genuinely
surprised that the Mar-
lins decided to pick him.
"I knew they had inter-
est, but not this kind of
interest. It's definitely a
welcome surprise." It is
no secret that the Marlins
Organization has done an
outstanding job drafting
and developing players
over the years. Of course
like any Major League
organization, they have
had their fair share of first
round disappointments
such as Brett Sinkbell in
06, JeffAllison in 03, and
Jeremy Hermida in 02.
However, many of the
team's draft picks have
gone on to have a tremen-
dous amount of success
in the Major Leagues
such as Josh Johnson,
Josh Beckett, and Adrian


Gonzalez.
The Marlins have come
to the realization that they
need more left handed hit-
ters in their farm system.
As a result, Yelich is the
2nd lefty hitting position
player taken since catcher
Kyle Skipworth in 08. In
High School, Yelich bat-
ted an impressive .451
with 14 doubles, two tri-
ples, nine homers, and 25
runs batted in for West-
lake High this season. The
only legitimate concern
with Christian Yelich is
his funky throwing mo-
tion. Therefore, the Mar-
lins have promised to cor-
rect his throwing motion
by making it more funda-
mentally sound. "He has a
little bit of an odd throw-
ing motion that we'll try
and smooth out. It's not
anything that will prevent
him from playing the out-
field," said Vice President
of Player Development
and Scouting Jim Flem-
ing. "We really love the
bat," there are a lot of tools
there, still some growth to
go. He's got a nice frame.
He's going to fill out and
be a big man. There are a
ton of things to like about
this kid. He's our kind of
guy.


What is a Vuvuzela?
Learn more at www.90minutesstrong.com


By: Pedro Heizer

Something unique to the
2010 World Cup is the
vuvuzela.
The vuvuzela, or stadium
horn, is a blowing horn
up to approximately three
feet in length.
It is commonly blown
during football matches
in South Africa. The ins-
trument is played using


a simple brass technique
of blowing through com-
pressed lips to create a
buzz, and emits a loud
monotone sound.
It has become a point
of controversy during the
World Cup. During the
opening ceremony, the
announcer had to ask fans
using vuvuzelas to be
quiet as he could not be
heard.


During the event, many
competitors have criti-
cized and complained
about the noise caused by
the vuvuzela horns, in-
cluding France's Patrice
Evra, who blamed the
horns for the team's poor
performance.
He also claimed that the
sound of the vuvuzelas
away from the stadiums
hampered the ability of


the players to get their
rest. Other critics include
Lionel Messi, who com-
plained that the sound of
the vuvuzelas hampered
communication among
players on the pitch, and
broadcasting companies,
who complained that com-
mentators voices were be-
ing drowned out by the
sound.
continue on page 30


FAU baseball team ends

2010 season with loss

at Gainesville Regional

By FAU s e e d e d
Athletics Gators
(45-15)
GAINES- - got off to
V I L L E a hot start
- The Flor- and scored
ida Atlantic six runs
University in the first
baseball three in-
team's 2010 nings off
season came FAU start-
to an end er Taylor
June 6 after Everist.
a valiant ef- Offensive-
fort in the ly, FAU
Gainesville FAURaymond finished c o u I d
Regional. the season with a .329 average, i oot figure
The second- home runs and 46RBI. out Florida


seeded Owls (37-24)
could not keep the mo-
mentum going after de-
feating the third-seeded
Beavers earlier in the day
to stay alive in the NCAA
Regional.
In the 11-7 win over Ore-
gon State, Eddie Cas-
sidy set a new all-time
FAU single-game record
with three home runs and
seven RBI in a regional
game. The designated
hitter provided most of
offense for FAU to help
eliminate the Beavers.
HughAdams (6-1) earned
his sixth win of the year
by pitching 3.1 innings in
relief of starter R.J. Alva-
rez. Adams, along with
fellow reliever Ryan Ber-
nal, finished the season
tied for the most wins by
a non-starter.
Cassidy, who went 9-for-
16 (.538) with four home
runs and nine RBI during
the weekend, was named
to the All-Regional team
along with teammates
Raymond Church and
Sean Bukovich.
In game two, the top-


starter Brian Johnson.
The freshman left-han-
der pitched seven shutout
innings while allo-wing
just six hits with no
walks and four strikeouts.
Johnson (6-4) also had a
stellar night at the dish,
going 3-for-4 with a home
run and two singles.
Florida continued to tack
on runs late and cruised
to a 15-0 victory. It marks
only the second time this
year and just the third
time since 2004 that
FAU has been shutout in
a game. The Owls were
blanked earlier this sea-
son 2-0 in a home game
against Rutgers back on
March 17.
The Owls finish the sea-
son with 37 victories,
their most as a program
since 2005. FAU will on-
ly lose five seniors for the
2011 season, but a couple
of others might depart via
the draft.
For more information a-
bout the Owls 2010 Sun
Belt Championship sea-
son, log on to www.faus-
ports.com.


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VUVUZela... continued from page 29


It has become a point
of controversy during the
World Cup. During the o-
pening ceremony, the an-
nouncer had to ask fans
using vuvuzelas to be
quiet as he could not be
heard.
During the event, many
competitors have criti-
cized and complained a-
bout the noise caused by
the vuvuzela horns, in-
cluding France's Patrice
Evra, who blamed the
horns for the team's poor
performance.
He also claimed that the
sound of the vuvuzelas
away from the stadiums


the players to get their
rest. Other critics include
Lionel Messi, who com-
plained that the sound of
the vuvuzelas hampered
communication among
players on the pitch, and
broadcasting companies,
who complained that com-
mentators voices were be-
ing drowned out by the
sound.
Portugal's Cristiano Ro-
naldo went on record to
state that the sound of the
vuvuzelas disturbed the
teams' concentration.
Not all is bad. In response
to criticism of the horn's
use, FIFA President Sepp


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ve always said that Africa
has a different rhythm, a
different sound. I don't see
banning the music tradi-
tions of fans in their own
country. Would you want
to see a ban on the fan tra-
ditions in your country?"
I agree with him. Who are
we to ban African tradi-
tion? We have no right to
do such a thing.
It might be annoying to
listen to, but I think it's
beautiful because it's the
sound of an entire country
playing one tone.
I mean, isn't that the mot-
to of FIFA?- "For the ga-
me. For the World." So why
silence an entire nation?


New York Yankees draft Lynn pitcher

Kahnle in fifth round


By Jeffrey Messman

New York, N.Y Lynn
University pitcher Tom-
my Kahnle was drafted
by the defending World
Series Champion New
York Yankees in the fifth
round, 175th overall, of
the 2010 Major League
Baseball amateur draft
held recently.
Kahnle, a draft eligible
sophomore, becomes
baseball's highest se-
lected Fighting Knight in
program history.
In his two years with the
Blue and White, Kahnle
helped lift the Knights to
unprecedented heights.
The Latham, N.Y, na-


tive powered LU on the
mound in relief to the
2009 NCAA Division II
National Championship
and was named the South
Region and National
Tournament Most Out-
standing Player.
He posted a 1-0 record,
five saves, 0.00 eamed-
run average and 12 strike-
outs in 12.2 innings of
work in the post-season
as a redshirt freshman.
As a sophomore, Kahnle
returned in a starting role
and led the Knights in
ERA, strikeouts and op-
ponent's batting average.
He tossed the program's
third no-hitter, the first
in 11 years and second


by just one pitcher, with
a 7-0 victory over Saint
Leo on March 13. He
struck out seven batters in
the win.
Kahnle becomes the high-
est drafted Knight in LU's
baseball's program his-
tory with his selection in
the fifth round.
Previous selections in-
clude pitcher Nolan Mul-
ligan in the 26th round
by the Philadelphia Phil-
lies in 2007, outfielder
Gabe MacDougall in the
27th round by the Kansas
City Royals in 2009 and
infielder Beau McMillan
in the 39th round by the
Florida Marlins.


The Fairytale ending to the


perfect NBA Finals


By: Pedro Heizer

The fairytale 2010 NBA
Finals came to a thrill-
ing conclusion when then
Los Angeles Lakers held
off a furious Boston Celt-
ics rally on route to their
16th NBA championship.
Just because they won the
championship, it doesn't
mean that they didn't
have to work the hardest
they ever had. Kobe Bry-
ant himself said, "This
one is by far the sweet-
est, because it's them...
This was the hardest one
by far. I wanted it so bad,
and sometimes when you
want it so bad, it slips
away from you. My guys
picked me up." Out of an
unsightly 6-for-24 shoot-
ing performance, Bryant
led the Lakers to a sweet
repeat with 23 points and
15 rebounds in game 7.
While he could barely
make a shot or even hold
onto the ball at times,
Bryant relentlessly drove
the lane to earn nine free
throws in the fourth quar-
ter while Los Angeles
erased a 13-point second-
half deficit. "I wanted it
so, so bad, and on top of
that, I was on E. Man, I
was really, really tired,
and the more I tried to
push, the more it kept
getting away from me."
Explained a joyful Bryant


of his off shooting night.
Exactly two years ago,
the Boston Celtics beat
the Lakers by 39 points to
clinch the 2008 title; Not
only was that an embar-
rassment, but it became
sour to Bryant himself af-
ter former teammate Sha-
quille O'Neal "rapped"
about it. Bryant's re-
sponse to Shaq's com-
ments now? "Just got one
more than Shaq. You can
take that to the bank. You
know how I am. I don't
forget anything."
Bryant had tremendous
help from his teammates,
during the entire series
but in game 7 in particu-
lar, he had help from Ron
Artest. Yes, the same Ron
Artest that was the insti-
gator at the infamous Pal-
ace Brawl back in 2004.
Upon winning the cham-
pionship, Artest had one
of the most interesting
interviews to date "Well,
first of all I want to thank
everybody in my hood...
I definitely want to thank
my doctors ... my psychi-
atrist, she really helped
me relax a lot." Said a
grateful Artest. Although
Bryant won the Finals
MVP award, the Game
7 MVP was clearly Art-
est with his 20 points, 5
steals, and 5 rebounds.
The Lakers' defense
slowed Rajon Rondo


and the Celtics' offense
to a trickle in the fourth
quarter. Los Angeles re-
claimed the lead midway
through and hung on with
a few more big shots from
Gasol, who had 9 of his
19 points in the 4th quarter,
and a remarkable clutch
performance by Artest,
a first-time champion as
the only newcomer to last
season's roster.
The Lakers held their
parade June 21, with the
team riding floats from
Staples Center down
Figueroa Street to the
USC campus in down-
town Los Angeles. A rally
at the Coliseum last year
attracted 95,000 fans, but
the Lakers are skipping
the arena in favor of a
more interactive celebra-
tion.
The Celtics had never lost
a seventh game in the fi-
nals. Despite having the
lead through most of the
game while holding the
Lakers to a ridiculously
low shooting percentage
(32.5 percent shooting),
Boston couldn't close it
out on the coast, becom-
ing just the seventh team
to blow a 3-2 finals lead
after winning Game 5.
The Lakers are now just
one championship way of
tying the Boston Celtics
with the most champion-
ships in NBA History.


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A Triumph of the Will: The


Fairytale Story of Team USA
earn more at www. 90minutesstrong. corn


By: Pedro Heizer


The United States Na-
tional Team is through to
the next round of the 2010
FIFA World Cup and will
be facing Ghana thanks to
a goal in the 93rd minute
by superstar Landon Don-
ovan.
In a game in which it see-
med as if the entire world


was against the United
States, our boys found a
way to keep their hopes
and dreams alive. Seems
like a recurring
act with this US National
Team doesn't it? Always
finding a way when it
looks like there is no way.
Coming back from a 0-2
hole they dug themselves
against Slovenia, the boys


in blue came into the se-
cond half full throttle and
scored on the 47th minute
courtesy of Landon Do-
novan.
In the 81st minute, the US
struck gold yet again as
Michael Bradley scored
the tying goal. And the
rest as people say, is his-
tory. One of the worst
refereeing acts I've ever
seen in a World Cup by
Koman Coulibaly who
denied Maurice Edu's
85th-minute game-winning
strike by calling a foul on
the Americans when there
was no foul whatsoever.
In the end, Team USA
tied with Slovenia 2-2
and held their own des-
tiny in the cup after a 0-0
draw by England and Al-
geria.
Coming into the crucial
match versus Algeria
on June 23, The United
States seemed poised and
ready to prove wrong not
only the critics from o-
ther countries, but also the
skeptics from their own
country that they deserve
a berth in the round of 16.


The first half was filled
with emotion and heart-
break as the United States
scored early only to have
their goal taken back for
being offsides. Upon re-
play on TV, you could
clearly see that there
was no offside and that
the goal should have not
been taken back, yet the
Americans brushed off
the latest injustice as if
was just a speck of dirt on
their jersey.
The tension got higher
when we were told that
England's Jermain Defoe
scored in the 22nd mi-
nute of their game. The
United States needed a tie
with Algeria and a tie in
the England/Slovenia ga-
me, or a 1-0 victory for
England and a 1-0 victory
for the US to advance. If,
England was up 1-0 and


the United States was tied
0-0, they would be elimi-
nated from the World Cup
in the group stage for the
second straight World
Cup.
There were some great
opportunities for the Uni-
ted States to go up, Clint
Dempsey had that one
goal disallowed for off-
side, Dempsey's 12-yard
shot off Jozy Altidore's
cross clanked off the far
post in the 57th minute,
and when the rebound
came back to Dempsey,
he put the follow shot wi-
de to the near side, and
Jozy Altidore missed yet
another opportunity when
he remarkably missed an
open goal shot.
The game was complete-
ly uneven with the United
States attacking and the
Algerians simply trying to


contain them. Give credit
to the Algerian goalie,
he was tremendous. The
United States had 22
shots and 10 of them were
on goal. He was ama-
zing and on his way to the
round of 16 before Landon
Donovan's Hollywood en-
ding goal.
As frustrating as the boat-
load of blown U.S. sco-
ring opportunities were
and as porous as our de-
fense was at times, no one
can say that the team's
mental game isn't among
the best in the world.
As the old German Leni
Riefenstahl might have
said, this was a triumph
of the will.
In the press conference,
an emotional Landon Do-
novan with blood on his
jersey said "When you
try and do things the right
way, it's good to see it get
rewarded." It sure does
Landon. The U.S. won
its group for the first time
since 1930 when they
came in 3rd place in the
inaugural world cup in
Uruguay.
One thing is for certain,
June 23, 2010 will go
down as one of the great-
est dates in American
soccer history.


Big three in


Miami?
Learn more at www.crankuptheheat.net


According to an NBA
source close to the discus-
sions, the duo of James
and Bosh are strongly
considering joining forces
with our MV3 here in Mi-
ami come July.
Yes, all this is plainly
speculation. But one can
dream right? Think about
it, I'm not a fan of the
Wade/LeBron duo, but, a
Wade/Bosh/LeBron trio is


simply amazing. If, let's
say, the trio signs with
Miami, the HEAT will
clearly be the favorite
tittle contenders and we
would see all these "Die-
Heart" HEAT fans pop
up like groundhogs on
groundhog day. So let's
get one thing clear, If you
are going to be a HEAT
just because they win,
you aren't a true fan. You,


to me at least, will be a
groundhog.
Back when Miami was
only 15-67 I said some-
thing that I've kept in my
mind ever since, "Good
things happen to those
who wait" and if the trio
was to sign with Miami,
this would be the good
thing. The basketball gods
would have given us Mi-
ami Heat fans mercy after
3 disappointing years.
If I was a betting man, I
wouldn't put all my mo-
ney in this rumor, but
it's sure as hell exciting
to hear about it. But, re-
member one thing. Last


year we had a huge rumor
going around that Lamar
Odom was going to sign
with Miami, and what did
that lead to? Disappoint-
ment, so don't hold your
breath on this Wade/Bosh/
Lebron trio.
In all, this rumors if no-
thing else, entertain the
average NBA fan. I think
they are kind of weird to
tell you the truth. A team
with Wade, Bosh, and
LeBron sounds way too
good to be true. Beasley
being rejected by the Nets
was funny, and Oden to
Miami might be a valid
trade if we get a good
team.


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