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Municipal News
New life may be
coming to long-
neglected Levitz
Plaza Seepage 3

Municipal News
County teachers'
association reach-
es tentative con-
tract agreement
See page 3

Community News
Performing arts
take center stage
at Boca Children's
Museum Camp
See page 5
Community News
App available for
the County Library
System
See page 5
Community News
Boca Raton Histor-
ical Society honors
volunteer for out-
standing support
See page 05

Community News
FAU's College of
Education to
administer 'Troops
to Teachers'
program
See page 08


East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach FL - July 7 through July 13 , 2011 *Year II *Number 055


Lt. Gov. Carroll marks completion of


Broken Sound Club expansion Seepage4


From left are Jim Wells, TWeitz General Contractor; Doug Strathie, Weitz; Jon Olson, Peacock & Lewis; Eileen Sands, Board of Governors; Nancy Jo Feinberg,
Board of Governors; Brian Idle, Peacock & Lewis; Ivan Snyder, president of Board of Governors; Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll; Ira Salk, Board of Governors;
Sheldon Siegel Board of Governors and John Crean, Broken Sound Club General Manager/COO


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Briefs

Te Jtoca J1aton Tribune


Quote
of the Week
"Do you see a person wise
in their own eyes? There
is more hope for a fool
than for them. "Prov.26-12


Paul Triviabits
By Paul Paquet

When country rocker
Gram Parsons died of a
drug overdose, his hip-
pie friends literally stole
his body from LAX and
tried to cremate it in
Joshua Tree, Calif. The
amateur cremation went
badly, the hippies were
eventually arrested, and
whatever was left of
Parsons was buried in
Louisiana. A cop with a
sense of humor called it
"Gram Theft Parsons,"
which is pretty clever.

Who was supposed to
sing on U2's "Love Res-
cue Me," only to bail for a
Traveling Wilburies tour?
A) Bob Dylan
B) Allen Ginsberg
C) BB King
D) Luciano Pavarotti


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INDEX
Briefs Page 02
Municipal News Page 03
Community News Page 05
Section B Page 09
Section R Page 17
Business Page 20
Columnists Page 22
Games Page 26
Pet Society Page 27
Sports Page 32


Boca Police

Safety Tip

Q. I heard that I should keep a copy of the serial number
of my new flat screen television. Is this true?
A. Yes, in fact you should record the serial number to
all of your electronics, including televisions, DVD play-
ers, game consoles (Wii, PlayStation, etc), computers,
digital cameras, etc. If an item with a serial number is
stolen, police can enter the item's serial number into a
database. If the item is taken to a pawnbroker, the broker
is required by law to submit pawn transaction forms to
the local Sheriff's Office within 24 hours. Police can then
compare stolen items against the pawn transaction data-
base which has resulted in the recovery of thousands of
stolen items.
Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from
the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit
www.BocaPolice.com.

Boca Raton Police Blotter
STALKING 7/01/11 - Suspect was arrested for aggra-
vated stalking after he called his ex-girlfriend multiple
times, making credible threats to her well-being and fam-
ily and placing her in fear of her safety. He was taken to
the county jail.
SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 6/30/11
Crystal Maita, 22, allegedly stole a pair of white shorts
valued at $21.99 from Sears at the Town Center mall. She
was issued a noticed to appear in court and was released.
BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 06/29/2011 7:19 503
SW 1ST ST - Unknown subjects) entered the home
by pulling open a jalousie window, walking around the
house, going upstairs and removing a gray Samsung cell
phone that was charging in the SW bedroom. Subject(s)
untied and unlocked a north French door and exited the
home.
BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 06/28/2011
14:09 1000 NE SPANISH RIVER BLVD.
Person(s) unknown used an unknown object to smash
the vehicle rear passenger side window, reach into ve-
hicle (rear seat) and remove a ladies black leather pock-
etbook containing approx $25, a Euro and a Visa card.
THEFT FROM BUILDING 06/29/2011 16:21 999
E CAMINO REAL - The victim advised that sometime
between 1000 hours and 1900 hours on 6/27/11, un-
known suspects) stole his watch ($350) and ring ($150)
from the bathroom vanity.
OTHER THEFT 06/30/2011 14:15 250 S OCEAN
BLVD
The victim reported three storm shutters valued at ap-
proximately $900 were stolen from the parking lot area.
There were security cameras in the area and the video
will be available for review.


Commissioners sets

budget workshop;

public comment during

morning session only

WEST PALM BEACH -- The Board of County
Commissioners will hold a budget workshop July 11 be-
ginning at 9:30 a.m. in the sixth floor commission cham-
bers, 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach.
The purpose is to discuss funding for financially as-
sisted agencies (FAA), provide overall budget direction
and set the legally required maximum millage rates. FAA
discussion is scheduled for 10 a.m., with public comment
and board discussion to follow.
At 2 p.m., the board will return to discuss any carry-
over items from the morning session, and to discuss and
vote on the regular agenda item: setting the maximum
millage rates for various tax lines for the September pub-
lic hearings. The final adopted millage rates may be low-
er, but not higher, than those set by the board on July 11.
The board will be taking public comments only dur-
ing the morning session. It is anticipated that public
comment will begin shortly after 10 a.m. Again, there
will be only one public comment period.
For further information, contact Public Affairs at 561-
355-2754.


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New life may be coming to long-neglected Levitz Plaza


N,, , photo by
Dale M. King

BOCA RATON - Le-
vitz Plaza, a once thriving
shopping center in north
Boca Raton, has been on
the skids for years.
Plans approved in 2006
for a Mizner Park-style
mixed use development
called North Boca Vil-
lage, also containing a new
structure for the Caldwell
Theatre, was crushed by a
falling economy and ended
up in bank foreclosure ear-
lier this year.
But the plaza that's emp-
ty except for a carpet and
tile store is about to get a
new lease on life. The City
Council held two public
hearings on plans for the
Broadstone at North Boca
Village, a complex of 384
residential apartment units
along with the already-


built 29,494 square foot
(333 seat) Caldwell The-
atre.
Lengthy discussions at
Planning & Zoning Board
meetings and the two
hearings preceded the City
Council's unanimous and
eager vote of approval in
June.
City Manager Leif Ahn-
ell said in a memo the ap-
plicant, Alliance Residen-
tial Company LLC, will
offer "luxury 'for rent only'
apartment units with mul-
tiple product choices de-
signed in a Spanish Mis-
sion architectural style."
The residential portion,
Ahnell said, "will have a
varied mix of unit/build-
ing types consisting of
townhouses, garden style
apartments and mid rise
apartment buildings. The
units will be in three- and
five-story buildings and


Virtually vacant Levitz Plaza is to be the site of Broadstone at
North Boca Village, a complex of 384 residential apartment
units alhg with the already-built 29,494 square foot Caldwell


Theatre.
will be comprised of one,
two and three bedroom
units ranging from 651
square feet to 1,786 square
feet."
The city manager said
the applicant "purports
that the mix of unit types
will appeal to a wide range
of residents." He said the
applicant provided city
staff with a market study
showing "the viability of


the project and the need for
multi-family rental apart-
ments in this area of the
city."
More than a half-dozen
years ago, North Federal
Highway came under city
scrutiny with the appoint-
ment of a Steering Com-
mittee and the creation of
a "charrette," or guide to
development, with resi-
dents' help. North Boca


Village grew out of that
charrette, and was initially
seen as the key project to
revive the highway.
North Boca Village was
to be a mix of residen-
tial (49 townhouses and
336 condominiums), retail
(100,600 square feet), office
(53,990 square feet) and
restaurant (40,000 square
feet) uses, with roads con-
necting the buildings -
much like Mizner Park. It
also included the theater.
The original devel-
oper planned to raze the
plaza after allowing the
Caldwell, formerly located
in that building, to build a
new theater slightly north
of the Levitz site. That
structure was finished in
2007, but North Boca Vil-
lage was never even start-
ed.
Attorneys Charlie
Siemon and Wendy Lars-


en presented the plans for
Broadstone. It had to go
through a lengthy permit-
ting process, and the city
had to change the zoning
from mixed use (MU) to
village center (VC).
Plans say recreational
amenities for Broadstone
include a centralized park
area, tot lot, putting green,
pool with cabanas and a
gazebo. There will also
be a two-story clubhouse
(over 7,000 square feet)
slated to contain a fitness
center, game room, club
room, business/conference
rooms and leasing offices.
All access points to the
residential area will be
gated. Broadstone will
not have the network of
streets that North Boca
Village would have had.
The existing driveway
serving Caldwell Theatre
will remain free of a gate.


County teachers' association reaches tentative contract agreement


The Palm Beach County
Classroom Teachers Asso-
ciation has reached a ten-
tative agreement on a new
contract. It must be ratified
by teachers and then ad-
opted by the School Board
before it goes into effect.
Under the tentative
agreement:
*The teachers' salary
schedule is increased $500
across the board effective
May 1, 2011 and remains
effective throughout the
2011-2012 school year.
*The contract's expira-
tion date is extended from
June 30, 2012 to June 30,
2014.
*The flexibility the dis-


trict needs to meet class size
requirements next school
year and in the future is
provided by establishing
several pilot programs that,
unless agreed to otherwise
in the future, will sunset at
the expiration of the con-
tract (June 30, 2014).
*The CTA and the dis-
trict will continue working
to establish a new CTAS
Handbook and to amend
Article II, Section G of
the contract to bring both
documents into compliance
with new state statutes on
teacher evaluation and with
all Florida DOE directives,
rules and regulations relat-
ing to the evaluation of in-


structional employees.
*Administrators re-enter-
ing the classroom will be al-
lowed to have their admin-
istrative experience in the
district count for placement
purposes on the teachers'
salary schedule, minus four
steps because teachers have
not been granted steps for
this number of years.
*A joint study commit-
tee will be established to
make recommendations on
the feasibility and desirabil-
ity of the district to allow
teachers to enroll their age-
appropriate dependent chil-
dren in a school's After Care
Program and/or in the dis-
trict's Pre-K Program for a


reduced fee, or possibly for
free. The target date for a
recommendation is Dec. 16,
2011.
"I am thrilled that the
district and CTA were able
to reach tentative agree-
ment during contract ne-
gotiations," said Superin-
tendent Bill Malone. "[The
late association president]
Mr. Dow advocated for a
cooperative approach that
would focus on solutions.
The parties in this negotia-
tion were determined to get
to 'yes.'"
'"Although this agree-
ment is not fully satisfy-
ing to either party, there
was a mutual recognition


of each other's limitations,
and the result honored the
limitations and yet reflected
significant compromise on
both sides," he said."
"We feel that this is the
best financial outcome with
the economic climate we
have at this time," said Dr.
Kathi Gundlach, president
of the Palm Beach County
CTA. "It is a compromise
that addresses the new
teachers getting a larger
percentage increase in sal-
ary, but everyone being able
to benefit no matter where
they are in their career."
"It was also important to
protect all teachers against
a furlough, which would


have been an additional pay
cut. This was a true nego-
tiation in that both parties
were willing to compromise
in order to achieve the best
outcome possible."















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Boca Festival Days 2011 gearing up

for fun month of events


BOCA RATON - Boca
Festival Days 2011 is gea-
ring up for lots of commu-
nity activities.
This series of fun-filled
events is held at different
locations in the greater
Boca Raton area during
August. The Greater Boca
Raton Chamber of Com-
merce (GBRCC) helps to fa-
cilitate these events that are
created and run by a pair-
ing of non-profit members
with for-profit members to
raise funds and awareness
for the non-profit organiza-


tions during their specific
Boca Festival Days event.
All month long, resi-
dents of Boca Raton will
travel from event to event,
participating in everything
that is great about this city
- from the smaller events to


the grand!
Details on events and
more can be found on www.
bocaratonchamber.com/
BocaFestEvents. Please
note that events are in the
process of being added,
so check back frequently
to stay up-to-date.


Man with gun tries to rob Checker's


BOCA RATON - Boca
Raton Police are investi-
gating an attempted armed
robbery of the Checker's
Restaurant at 500 E. Yam-
ato Road about 5 p.m. June
27.
Arriving officers met with
the manager and the victim,
an employee of Checkers
and were told the follow-
ing details. The employee
was working at the drive-
through window, when a
maroon pick-up truck drove


in Boca Raton
up to the window without
having stopped to place an
order.
When the employee
opened the window to speak
to the driver, he pointed
a small, black, semi-auto-
matic handgun at her and
said, "Give me the money."
When the employee did not
respond, the suspect said,
"Can you open the drawer?"
The employee told the sus-
pect she had to check and
then notified her manager.


The manager went to the
drive-through window and
the suspect again said, "Give
me the money," but did not
show her the gun.
As the manager called
911, the suspect fled south
on Federal Highway with-
out getting any cash.
Anyone with information
about this crime is asked to
call Detective Scott Hanley
at (561) 338-1344 or Palm
Beach County Crime Stop-
pers at (800) 458-TIPS.


Boca Raton Fire Explorers host first


BOCA RATON - Boca Ra-
ton Fire Explorer Post #315
hosted their first State Cadet/
Explorer conference June 23 -
26, welcoming more than 100
participants from across the
state to the 4th Annual Ca-
det/Explorer Summer Con-
ference.
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Martin County, Broward
Sheriff Fire Rescue, Cler-
mont, North Pinellas and
South Trail posts were
housed on the Lynn Univer-


tate conference
sity campus and attended spe-
cially selected classes taught
by some of the most respect-
ed names in the fire and emer-
gency industry.
Some classes dealt with
airway management, auto-
matic external defibrillators,
survival in the streets, social
media and pride and owner-
ship. While some students
were in classrooms, others
were at the Boca Raton Fire
Rescue Training and Sup-
port facility taking a variety


of classes such as the "Get
out Alive" firefighter rescue
class put on by the company,
Safety Solutions, or at Mead-
ows Park Pool taking a water
rescue class.
More than 25 instructors
along with Post advisers
helped the young, upcom-
ing firefighters complete the
scheduled training.
The summer conference
is part of the Florida Fire
Chiefs Association, Fire Ca-
det Section.


Lt. Gov. Carroll marks completion of

Broken Sound Club expansion


BOCA RATON - Lt.
Gov. Jennifer Carroll mar-
ked the opening of the ex-
panded Broken Sound Club
in Boca Raton by joining
local officials and club lead-
ership for its opening.
In her remarks, the lieu-
tenant governor recogni-
zed the club as a model
which demonstrates that
green initiatives and envi-
ronmental stewardship can
go hand in hand with suc-
cessful business operations.
The Club's $10.5 mil-
lion expansion provided a
significant boost to the lo-
cal economy over the past
two years, with more than
100 tradesmen and profes-
sionals employed on the
project.
Broken Sound Club's
Board of Governors and
management have made en-
vironmental enhancement


r - ,


and corporate responsibi-
lity central to their busi-
ness model since launching
"green" initiatives three
years ago, said John Crean,
CCM, general manager, an
advocate for resource ef-
ficiency and environmen-
tal stewardship within the
Club Managers Associa-
tion of America.
Broken Sound Club,
which employs more than
350 people, is only the
second golf facility in the
U.S. to be GEO CertifiedTM
- the sustainability assu-
rance of the international
non-profit Golf Environ-
ment Organization (GEO).
The club also recently
launched the operation of
an environmental compos-
ter/digester to reduce
green and food waste and
produce refined compost -
an initiative expected to de-


From left are Jim Wells, Weitz General Contractor; Doug Stra-
thie, Weitz; Jon Olson, Peacock & Lewis; Eileen Sands, Board
of Governors; Nancy Jo Feinberg, Board of Governors;Brian
Idle, Peacock & Lewis; Ivan Snyder, president of Board of
Governors; Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll; Ira Salk, Board of Gov-
ernors; Sheldon Siegel Board of Governors and John Crean,
Broken Sound Club General Manager/COO


crease the amount of wa-
ter and fertilizer needed for
golf course maintenance.
A "'Platinum Club of
America," Broken Sound
spans some 1,000 acres
and has 1,600 homes. The
community provides a
multi-faceted social and
recreational hub with two
golf courses and is host to
the PGA Champions Tour
Allianz Championship.


Lt. Governor Jennifer Car-
roll, left, with State Senator
Maria Sacks


Ivan Snyder, president oJ
the Broken Sound Board of
Governors andLt. Gov. Jen-
nifer Carroll


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Performing arts take center stage

at Boca Children's Museum Camp


Boca Raton - Starting
July 11th, the Boca Raton
Children's Museum is of-
fering five one - week day
camp sessions focusing on
the performing arts. Camp
will be from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. daily and continues
through August 12th.
Week one begins with
The Adriani Teatro (The-
ater) returning to Boca
Raton from Italy to share
internationally acclaimed
mask-making and drama
workshops. This theatre
company focuses on be-
ing the answer to anyone
charmed by the world of
the stage and culminates
with a kids-staged produc-
tion
New this summer is a
one-week offering of Mu-
sic, Magic and Movement
with locally favorite per-
formers sharing their tal-
ent for the vaudeville stage
presented at the end of the


week.
The camp venue will be
Jason's Music Hall in Rick-
ards House, a newly con-
structed replica of the first
house built in Boca Raton,
by T.M. Rickards in 1897.
Registration is open now
and you can apply at www.
myboca.org, or for more
information contact The
Community Center, located
at the corner of Palmetto
Park Road and Crawford
Boulevard in downtown


App available for the

County Library System


The Palm Beach County
Library System has laun-
ched an "app" for the online
library catalog.
The app, called Book-
Myne, is currently available
for the Apple iPhone. (Sup-
port for other smartphones
coming soon.) The applica-
tion offers direct access to
in-demand library resources,
information and services.
The BookMyne app al-
lows you to check your ac-
count for availability of
previously placed holds, o-


verdue items and overdue
fines. You can also search
for items and immediately
place holds on them. Using
your iPhone camera, you
can scan an item's barcode
and check its availability in
the library.
The app is equipped with
GPS so you can pinpoint
the location of your local
library. With one touch, you
can also call the library and
speak to a staff person. The
app also provides recom-
mendations via Goodreads


Boca Raton. The number is
561-393-7888.
The Children's Museum
is a hands-on venue spe-
cializing in programs for
children, highlighting the
arts, sciences and humani-
ties. It is located at 498
Crawford Boulevard, Boca
Raton. Museum hours are
Tuesday through Satur-
day from noon to 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per
person, (infants admitted
free).


and the New York Times
best-seller list.
Visit the Apple App Sto-
re to download and install
the free BookMyne appli-
cation. Visit the Library's
website for details and an
instructional video.


Boca Raton Historical Society honors

volunteer for outstanding support


BOCA RATON - At its
annual members meeting,
the Boca Raton Histori-
cal Society honored Bob
Campbell by presenting
him with the Myrtle Butts
Fleming Award. This a-
ward is presented to an
outstanding volunteer and
supporter of the Historical
Society each year in honor
of Myrtle Fleming, a Boca
Raton pioneer who was a


strong supporter of the
community and the Boca
Raton Historical Society.
Bob Campbell, a board
member of the Historical
Society, has been a support-
er of Boca Bacchanal since
its inception and he is a
major sponsor of improve-
ments at the de Hoernle
Train Pavilion, including
new lampposts.
The Boca Raton Histor-


ical Society is a non-profit
membership organization
dedicated to preserving the
past to enrich the future.
Now in its 39th year, the so-
ciety actively promotes his-
toric preservation and edu-
cation through its archival
services, guided tours and
educational programs.
For more information or
to become a member, go to
www.bocahistory.org.


From left are Historical Society President Debbie Abrams, Bob Campbell recipient of the
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Hi Dale,

I just wanted to take time to thank you for writing an
article about Healthy Beginnings. As you know, it is very
important for us that the community know about our
program and we are excited to have an article written
about us and published in your paper. Thanks again for
your time and we look forward in seeing you soon.

Best regards,
Michael Boro
Marketing Coordinator - Healthy Beginnings Entry
Agency (0-5) - Home Safe, Inc.

Dear Pedro,
That article you wrote about me, made me very happy
and it was very well written! Thank you for shining me in
a positive light! I hope to work with you again!
Brett Loewenstern


Help! Help! Barry
Scheck, are you out there?
I need someone like you
who is an expert in using
DNA to spring criminals
who have been wrong-
ly convicted. A horrible
misuse of DNA is in the
works, and I need you to
step in and help.
Actually, I could use
the aid of anybody who,
like me, is a resident of a
homeowner association.
The Palm Beach Post
(let's give credit where
credit is due) has reported
that the Village of Abacoa,
a small planned commu-
nity in Jupiter, has passed
a law targeting homeown-
ers who don't pick up after
their pets.
Dog owners in the con-
dominium association of
458 units will have to pay
a fee of $200 starting Au-
gust 1 to cover the cost
of registering their dog's
DNA in the Pet World
Registry database.
Then, if droppings are
found in the public areas
of the condos, the speci-


mens will be collected and
mailed in a plastic tube to
the company's headquar-
ters in Knoxville, Tenn.
If a dog is identified, its
owner could face a fine of
up to $1,000. Those refus-
ing to pay could have a lien
placed on their home.
I fear that this odious,
not to mention odorous,
infringement of Consti-
tutional rights will spread
to HOAs around the Sun-
shine State.
Last time I looked at
our flag, this was still the
United States and we are
still ruled by a Constitu-
tion. (I know, a lot of peo-
ple in Washington would
say, "Constitution i ho ' )
And there are things in
the Constitution like "il-
legal search and seizure"
and "right to privacy." But
I'm not going to give up
my dog's DNA to anybody,
let alone pay $200 bucks to
register it.
That's right. So, if
someone comes hounding
me (sorry, but I had to say
it) about my doggie's DNA,


I will say -- as Charlton
Heston was wont to say
-- "Pry it out of my cold,
dead, fingers."
Actually, my wife had a
very good suggestion. In-
stead of being negative, she
said, communities should
look for a positive solution.
Of course, she did add a bit
of her own humor, saying,
"Well, Florida has a 'three
strikes and you're out' law.
Now it may have a 'three
poops and you're out' law."
I wonder if Abacoa's
doggie poop problem is re-
ally that dire. I think it's a
clear case of overkill. If
you lien enough houses,
you'll put a lot more people
out of their homes. And
that's really not what we
need in this economy. Can
you imagine people stand-
ing on medians holding
signs that say "Homeless
for not picking up dog
poop?"
And what will happen
to the people who are not
thrown out of their hous-
es. Their association dues
will go up, meaning they


can't buy food, which will
mean they can't go to the
supermarket and get the
plastic bags they use to
pick up dog poop. It may
be a never-ending cycle.
No, liens are not the
answer. I hate to admit it,
friends, but homeowners
DO have a responsibility
to clean up after their dogs.
I do it, and while it's not
a lot of fun, it's a neces-
sity. I live in a very nicely
kept association, and if one
small thing helps keep the
place looking good, it's not
too much trouble.
But associations also
have to pull in their reins.
Fining and putting liens
on property are just going
to anger people. Bring the
problem up at association
meetings. Make homeown-
ers feel like they're actually
playing a part in making
the rules.
Otherwise, I fear, peo-
ple will fight like mad dogs
in an effort to wipe out this
proposal which is simply a
big pile... well, a big pile
of DNA.


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THOUGHTS FROM THE

PUBLISHER

Br Douglas Heizer


Tribune wishes TransMedia bonnee

chance' at its new Paris venue


We here at the Tribune are
wishing "good luck" to Tom
Madden and our friends
at the PR firm, TransMe-
dia Group, which has just
opened an office in Paris and
has signed up its first over-
seas client.
TransMedia Group said
it will publicize to U.S. busi-
nesses the unique capabili-
ties of Marc Fredericksen
and his Office de Relations
d'Affaires for arranging
high-level conferences and
networking opportunities
with cultural, political and
economic leaders of France.
'"We're honored to rep-
resent one of the premiere
event producers and business
networking firms in Paris
where we recently opened an
office to serve our growing
international clientele," said
TransMedia's CEO Tom
Madden.
TransMedia said it will
generate media exposure for
the illustrious lecture series
Fredericksen has created
in Paris called the Club des
Cordelieres, a distinguished
non-profit club he founded
and hosts.
The prestigious private
club comprises business lead-
ers from throughout France
dedicated to the advance-
ment of professional careers
and philanthropic activities.
"We intend to make known
that through the club's lar-
gess, hundreds of scholar-
ships have been awarded to
disadvantaged children, as


well as to students at the first
network of Jewish schools in
France."
Among guests at a recent
event were such eminent
personalities as President
of France Nicolas Sarkozy;
Christine Lagarde, former
Economic Minister and now
Managing Director of In-
ternational Monetary Fund;
Arnaud Lagardere, President
of Lagardere Group; Jacques
Seguela, Vice President, Di-
rector General of Havas Ad-
vertising; French Journalist
Anne Sinclair; Samuel Pisar,
International Lawyer and
writer; Pierre Moscovici, for-
mer Minister of European
Affairs; Bertrand Delanoe,
Mayor of Paris; Roselyne
Bachelot, French Minister;
Alain Minc, writer, and Fran-
cois Ziii.i .I Anl , I.-. ,I'1 of
France for Human Rights
who recently spoke about
revolts occurring worldwide.

Nights with Yaacov and
Carol
This past week, you could
have taken in a couple of
events featuring famed Boca
artist and sculptor Yaacov
Heller and singer-songwrit-
er Carol Connors.
Carol hosted a dinner at
the Deer Creek Country
Club in Deerfield Beach
about a week ago. She talked
about her planned July 4 dive
(yes, that's like in SCUBA)
off Key West to pass the
torch - while dressed as the
Statue of Liberty - and wish


the Wounded Warriors well.
(The dinner was also a ben-
efit for the veterans group.)
At the event, Carol was
fresh from her appearance at
the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts in Wash-
ington, D.C., where she con-
ducted a 108-piece orches-
tra in the performance of
the theme from the movie,
"Rocky," which Carol co-
wrote.
A few days later, on July
3, Carol was in Boca, at Yaa-
cov's Gallery 22 to entertain
a crowd along with Brett
Loewenstern, Boca's partici-
pant and finalist in the 2011
season of American Idol.
Operatic singer Margo Joy
was also there.
Yaacov presented Carol
with a portrait of her with
Brett. It was a wonderful
event, and also benefited the
Wounded Warriors.

Nice going, Boca Medical
Supply
It's good to see Boca
Medical Supply doing so
well. Whatever they are do-
ing to keep business flourish-
ing in this economy should
be tried by all others.
Boca Medical Supply has
one of the largest elections
of medical equipment and
products. As a state-licensed
facility, it has built a reputa-
tion of being the one-stop
shop for medical supplies. It
has locations in East Boca
and West Boca.
If you ever need medical
supplies, this is the place to go.


POSITIVE LIVING
By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.





Keep Your Distance from a Bully!


produce positive, impac-
ting and enduring quali-
ties!
Most people are famil-
iar with the intimation that
one attracts others more
with honey than with vine-
gar, with sweetness rather
than bitterness. Ancient
wisdom declares that "a
soft answer," is capable to
"turn away wrath" while "a
harsh word stirs up anger"
(Proverbs 15:1).
Many in the human po-
pulation tend to despise
the screams of those who
illustrate, in much of their
behavior unreasonable,
harsh attitudes such as
hatred, contentions, jeal-
ousies, outbursts of wrath,
selfish ambitions, dissen-
sions among a few others.
From such we are to turn
away and remain distant,
unless we are capable of
influencing them positive-
ly to act otherwise!
Indeed, to those whose
posture is arrogant, con-


One of the qualities I
appreciate most in fellow
humans, is that of tender-
ness, in their approach and
relation to others. The dic-
tionary applies this term
variously, but its primary
meaning denotes the quali-
ties of sympathy, compas-
sion, kindness, and consi-
deration.
I tend to view this cha-
racteristic in contrast with
a bully, for whom I can of-
fer no applause. Webster
refers to such a creature as
"a blustering browbeating
fellow; one habitually cruel
to others weaker than him-
self."
In human relations, a
bully may frighten some
people, sometime, but will
never gain another's res-
pect nor affection!
History alludes to several
bullies and also describes
their sad end. It praises
more promptly those who
manifest tenderness, for
such are more prone to


frontational, intimidating,
and ever contentious, the
safest attitude is to keep
one's distance!
As T.S. Eliot had cor-
rectly commented, there
are some people to whom
one speaks with difficulty,
and there are others with
whom one speaks in vain.
With a bully, one speaks
both with difficulty and in
vain at the same time.
Unfortunately, such bul-
lies are everywhere. They
are not limited to any ra-ce,
nationality, gender, or class.
They are people always
causing discord where
they go, and adversely dis-
turbing the joy of those
who seek peace with all
humans, and desire to
retain the tender spirit
which they've preferred to
cultivate in life. Such is the
best, healthy antidote pre-
scribed for all peace-loving
individuals and relation-
ships!


Dr Synesio Lyra, Jr is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level.
He is a writer, a sought-after conference speaker, a man who lived in five continents of the world, having
received his education in four .r,-i .' When he resided 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 RATON - Flori-
da Atlantic University's
College of Education was
recently named the grant
administrator by the U.S.
Department of Defense
for the State of Florida's
Troops to Teachers pro-
gram, which provides in-
formation, linkage and
support to soldiers and
military veterans who de-
sire to become teachers in
Florida.
Troops to Teachers is
a nationwide program au-
thorized by Congress to
recruit and provide sup-
port services to veterans
who enter the teaching
field. Those eligible can
receive a $5,000 stipend to
pay for certification costs
or a $10,000 bonus if they
teach for three years in a
high-need or a high-pover-
ty school.
"On average, the vete-
rans who enter this pro-
gram are in their mid-40s
and have life experience to
bring into the classroom,"
said Ron Burton, regional
director of the Florida
and Caribbean region for
Troops to Teachers. "They
have experience working
with individuals across all
socio-economic categories,
and they are mission-ori-
ented and have leadership
skills. Military instructors
and other officers know
how to manage and work
with others, hold people
accountable and provide
different kinds of motiva-
tion for different individu-
als."
Glenn Thomas, assis-


tant Dean of PreK-12
Schools and Programs in
FAU's College of Educa-
tion, is the principal inves-
tigator for the Troops to
Teachers grant. One area
of opportunity is the pur-
suit of related grants to
expand distance learning
for veterans who are serv-
ing active duty overseas
or nationally, particularly
in the areas of middle or
high school mathemat-
ics, chemistry, physics and
geosciences, to match state
demand.
"Today's technologies
and partnerships offer ro-
bust possibilities to sup-
port quality learning for
military personnel around
the globe," said Thomas.
"FAU's traditionally strong
science and engineering
programs may meet the in-
terests of veterans having
a desire to teach, but who
need additional content
and distance flexibility."
A study in the National
Association of Secondary
School Principals found
that the students of veter-
ans that have become teach-
ers through the Troops to
Teachers program perform
well in reading and slightly


better in mathematics com-
pared to traditional teach-
ers. Since military person-
nel often work in highly
technical jobs, they are pre-
pared to fill high-needs
subject areas in math and
science. Veterans also excel
as school administrators.
Since its inception in
1994, the Troops to Teach-
ers program has assisted
more than 1,000 veterans
in Florida, with 300 par-
ticipants currently teach-
ing in the state. Eligibility
requirements vary, but in
general, those who have
served on active duty or
have been Selected Reserve
personnel with six years
and have separated with an
honorable discharge with-
in the last four years may
qualify.
Military veterans who
have retired from the ser-
vice are eligible, as well as
those who have service-de-
termined physical disabili-
ties. Veterans with a bach-
elor's degree or who are
working on a degree may
qualify to work toward the
state's teacher certification
requirements and receive
the stipend.


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Symphony of the America's 20th Summerlest Music Festival to open

By Skip Sheffield program, featuring works
by Mozart, Tchaikovsky,
Here is something you *Vitali, Vivaldi, Boccherini,
d ' dL. l I- A i


uon L scc cvcery uy: a cias-
sical chamber orchestra all
the way from Hungary.
Not only is the Reme-
nyi Ede one of Central
Europe's finest orchestras,
this is its second appear-
ance in the USA as part
of the Symphony of the
Americas' Summerfest mu-
sic festival.
"We wanted to bring
back one of our favorite
European chamber orches-
tras," explains Symphony
of the Americas manager
Renee LaBonte. "Remenyi
Ede is one of Hungary's
finest orchestra, and Lasz-
lo Pap, our principal violin-
ist, is Hungarian, so it is
sort of like a reunion."
This is the 20th anniver-
sary season for SOAs Sum-
merfest. This is no small
feat, as it is a diplomatically
and logistically compli-
cated and quite expensive
undertaking. The festival


began in Remenyi Ede's
home town of Miskolc, in
northern Hungary in May.
The Florida portion of the
festival runs from July 8
through July 28.
In between the Florida
concerts, in locations from
Miami to Vero Beach, the
orchestra will jet off to
Panama for a performance
residency July 10-17. SOA
maestro James Brooks-


Bruzzese is originally
from Panama, and he has
become his country's fore-
most musical ambassador.
After a Florida return,
Summerfest travels for
the first time to the South
American country of Ec-
uador. "The main reason
for Summerfest is the idea
of cultural exchange," says
LaBonte, who is also the
orchestra's pianist. "This


is our first time in Ecuador.
While we are there and
in Panama we will teach
10,ooo kids. For Sum-
merfest we have visited
every country in Central
America, and this makes
our fourth South American
visit."
Augmented by members
of SOA, Remenyi Ede will
be playing a kind "great-
est hits of Summerfest'


dssa InecL, LIlt ell gcIrin
tangos of Astor Piazzola
and Hungarian composer
Leo Weiner.
While the orchestra was
in Hungary they played
and made live recordings
at the 100-year-old land-
mark Bella Bartok Hall
and a historic restored syn-
agogue in Tokaj. A two-
CD set, "Reflections," will
showcase musical favorites
from the entire 20 years of
Summerfest.
"I must put in a good
word for our sponsors," de-
clares LaBonte. 'American
Airlines has always been
there for us and Wachovia
pitched in very generously.
We are grateful for all our
donors who help us keep
orchestral music alive and
vital as the Symphony of
the Americas heads into its
24th season."


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Concerts closest to Boca Raton are listed as follows
* Friday, July 8, 8 p.m.: Sunshine Cathedral, Fort Lau- ception). Call 954-462-0222. For more information
derdale. Call 954-462-0222. about Symphony of the
* Friday, 7 p.m. July 22; Main Beach Deerfield Beach. Ad- Americas, call 954-335-
* Tuesday, 7 p.m. July 19: Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort mission free. Go to www.deerfield-beach.com. 7002 or go to www.sym-
Lauderdale. Call 954-987-5481. phonyoftheamericas.org.
* Wednesday, 7 p.m. July 27, First United Methodist
* Wednesday, 8 p.m. July 20: Broward Center for the Church, Coral Springs. Tickets $15 and $20. Call 954-
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In Honor of Wounded Warriors of America &

The Passing of The Freedom Torch


Carol Connors & H. David Meyers

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Passing the Torch of Freedom


Taacov Heller, Carol Connors & Brett Loewenstern


By Halle Moore

International sensation
Oboe soloist, H. David
Meyers who is Executive
Director of the Wounded
Warriors Trust invited
Carol Connors, singer,
songwriter to come to
the Kennedy Center on
Flag Day, June 14th. He
thought it would be fun
to have her conduct the
108-piece symphony or-
chestra that would play
the famous theme song
she wrote for the movie
Rocky.
Just before the William
Tell Overture. Carol came
out in the Rocky Robe and
boxing gloves and nearly
punched conductor Ulyss-
es James taking the baton
from him. After the or-
chestra played the theme
song, Carol sang America
the Beautiful and told the
origin of how the Rocky
theme song was written.
She received a 5-minute
standing ovation.
There were 55 admirals
and generals in the audi-
ence besides the wound-
ed. It was the largest
contingent of Wounded
Warriors ever attending
a concert of this mag-
nitude. Carol Connors


sadly said, "I got to walk
out of the Kennedy Cen-
ter. The wounded had to
be helped."
Direct from her guest
appearance at the Kenne-
dy Center, Carol went to
Key Largo to dive and
rai-se monies to benefit
the Wounded Warriors
Trust. She went down
to 30oft in the water with
Captain Slate of the At-
lantic Dive Center of Key
Largo. After the dive a
group of Carol's friends
and colleagues went to the
Big Chill, a famous res-
taurant/bar on the island
and had lots of fun telling
Rocky stories.
Famous artist Pasqual,
designed a Torch of Free-
dom, which Carol brought
to Yaacov Heller's Gallery
22 in Royal Palm Place in
Boca Raton on July 3rd to
pass to the younger gen-
eration's, Brett Loewen-
stern of American Idol.
Brett accepted the torch
and sang Over the Rain-
bow.
Guests enjoyed deli-
cious hors d'oeuvres, wine
and soft drinks. It was a
fun afternoon with Carol,
Brett and Yaacov who
showed his new Celebrity
Portrait Series


Halle Moore graduated from Adelphi University in New Tork.
She writes for publications like Boca Delray Life Publications,
Habilitation Center, and Viewpoint Newspaper of Boca Pointe.
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BOCA RATON - The ea-
gerly-awaited July/August
2011 issue of Boca Raton
Magazine, known each year
as "The Boca 100 Issue",
features "The Talk of The
Town" radio show in the
#1 spot. That's a pretty
amazing accomplishment,
considering the fact that
the show is celebrating its
first anniversary on July
16th and Boca Raton Ma-
gazine, which celebrated its
30th anniversary just last
year, is itself a multi-year
first place winner of nu-
merous awards, including
"Best Overall Magazine."
So just how did "The
Talk of The Town" garner
the coveted #1 spot? Take
one of South Florida's most
popular, long-time radio
personalities... Peter Leon-
ard. Add a savvy marketing
and business development
professional with a sultry
voice.. .Jacqui Wyatt. Mix
with guest celebrities, local
officials, restaurateurs and
more for 2 hours every Sat-
urday and Voila! "The Talk
of The Town!" is bound to
be the result. That's what's
in store for you every Sat-
urday on AM 1230 WBZT
- from 1 to 3pm, when Pe-
ter and Jacqui serve up two
hours of stimulating talk,
broadcasting live from their
beautiful studio at Royal


Palm Place in Boca Ra-
ton. Together, they bring
a sophisticated and caring
environment to life every
weekend - guests from show
business, creative arts, local
politicos, and community
organizations from all as-
pects of life in Boca and the
surrounding areas.
When you listen to them,
it is pretty clear that they
are polar, yet equal, oppo-
sites. "It's the concept of yin
and yang", says Peter, "and
Jacqui is definitely the yin
to my yang." Yin and yang
are bound together (you
cannot have the back of a
hand without the front),
and theirs is a dynamic that
works beautifully on this
show. While Jacqui comes
across as soft, feminine, ca-
ring and intellectual, Peter
is "The Rocker" - fast, hard,
solid, focused, with an off-
beat sense of humor that
sometimes catches people
off guard.
The roster of show guests
has included musicians such
as Marc Antoine (has played
for Sting, Celine Dion,
Rod Stewart, Cher, Selena,
Queen Latifah, George
Benson and others), Jeff
Kashiwa (one of the most
diverse, in demand sax play-
ers in contemporary jazz),
Matt Marshak (has shared
the stage with artists such


as Spyro Gyra, Richard
Bona, Dave Koz, Eric Benet,
Earl Klugh, Stanley Jordan,
Nick Colionne among other
greats), saxophonist Paul
"Shilts" Weimar, electrify-
ing guitarist Nate Najar,
world-renowned keyboar-
dist Brian Simpson (who
has also been the musical
director for Dave Koz for
over 10 years), thrilling
saxophonists Will Dona-
to, Marcus Anderson and
Steve Cole, Yaacov Heller
(world-renowned sculp-
tor and artist), Oleda Bak-
er (famed model/author/
artist), Dennis Lambert
(12-time Grammy award
nominee), David Pearlman
(world-renowned photog-
rapher), Patrizia Rondelli
(Italian fashion designer
extraordinaire), Dr. Braze-
lia Lazzari, Diego Rimoch
(founder of FAU's Liv-
ing Room Theater), Troy
McLellan (Boca Raton
Chamber of Commerce),
Dan Guin (Boca Ballet The-
atre), James Gavrilos (Boca
Helping Hands), Andrew
Scott (People Reaching Out
to Provide Education and
Leadership) - and lots more.
Regular segments in-
clude "Fabulous Food &
Wine Pairings", "The In-
side Scoop with Skip" (Skip
Sheffield on the arts and
entertainment) and "'Adopt-
able Pets of the Week" (fea-
turing adoptable pets from
TriCounty Humane Soci-
ety, a "no-kill" shelter).
"The Talk of The Town"
hit the airwaves in style in
2010, actually became the
"talk" of the town and can
now take pride in the fact
that it is #1 on Boca Ra-
ton's Ultimate "It" List.


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BOCA RATON - Pilot Ken Davis held a massive barbecue Monday to celebrate
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Club for donating a truck to the Cat Island Bahamas Orphanage.
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memorial to James Matthew Darienzo, who died last September at age 52.
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ENTERTAINMENT

By Skip Sheffield




'larry Crowne' an upbeat adult romance


Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in "Larry Crowne."


Finally, a good adult ro-
mantic comedy in the silly
summer season of 2011.
"Larry Crowne" is Tom
Hanks, baby, and he has
done himself proud.
Hanks produced, co-wro-
te (with "My Big Fat Greek
Wedding's" Nia Vardalos),
directed and stars (with his
friend Julia Roberts) in this
timely tale of survival in
tough economic times.
Larry Crowne (Hanks)
is a hard-working employ-
ee at a big-box discount
retailer called U-Mart. As
the story opens Larry is
being called into the boss's
office. He smugly as-
sumes he getting another
Employee of the Month
award (his ninth), but no.
Larry is being laid off Be-
cause he has no college ed-
ucation, Crowne is deemed
disposable.
Losing his job is just the
latest in a bad luck streak.
First his marriage crum-
bled, then Larry chose to
buy out his ex-wife when
the real estate market was
at its peak. Now he is "up-
side down," with a larger
mortgage than his house is


worth.
Instead of going to col-
lege, Larry enlisted in the
US Navy and spent 20
years as a cook. With not
much else to lose, he de-
cides to enroll at East Val-
ley Community College.
The leering Dean of
Students encourages
Larry to enroll in Speech
217, because the teacher is
"something special." As a
more practical choice, Lar-
ry also enrolls in Econ 1.
Speech 217 is taught by
the beautiful but bitter Ms.
Tainot (Julia Roberts).
"Care" Ms. Tainot writes
on the chalkboard, because
she thinks no one does.
She even tries to cancel
the 8 a.m. class when the
required 10 students fail to
show up. At the last min-
ute, in comes Larry.
The Econ 1 teacher is
as upbeat as Ms. Tainot is
depressed. Dr. Matsutani


on the Internet, drinking
and ogling large-breasted
women. This will not end
well, but the end will be
funny.
"Larry Crowne" is no
life-changing experience,
but it is a life-affirming
one. Sure there are a lot of
people worse off than Lar-
ry Crowne, but this movie
holds out the hope that if
you keep plugging along,
even if it is just as a short-
order cook, just maybe
things may get better. I'll
run that notion up the flag-
pole and give it a salute.
*r *r *


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It's Hurricane Season:
Are you prepared?


Preparations during Hurrican Season
can be overwhelming, particularly for
Seniors living alone.
* Do you need help gathering supplies?
* Who will help you make preparations
(bring in patio furniture, close shutters, etc),
* Do you have a local contact to check on your well-being?
* Where will you go ff you need to evacuate?""
* If there is an emergency, do you have
your medical directives and information
readily available?


The time to prepare is befo
Make the necessary prepal

AGE IN PLACE MANA&
f ,rufr i 5-- mo, -an


,11W111d.


(George Takei of "Star
Trek" fame) literally wrote
the book on financial suc-
cess. Casting Takei was a
brilliant stroke, because
he is hilarious in his small
but very familiar role of
haughty pedant.
Casting Cedric the En-
tertainer as Larry's neigh-
bor and best buddy La-
mar was another brilliant
stroke.
Lamar is proprietor of
a never-ending yard sale,
and his advice comes in
handy when Larry begins
to liquidate his material
possessions.
"Larry Crowne" takes
everyday occurrences and
weaves them into a believ-
able comic thread. Larry
buys an old Yamaha scoot-
er from Lamar, which is a
funny sight gag, and fun-
nier still when Larry joins
a "scooter gang" of kids
half his age.
Among those kids is
Talia (Gugu Mhatha), the
pretty, stylish girlfriend
of the scooter gang's
leader Del Gordo (Wilmer
Valderrama).
When Talia takes it upon
herself to restyle Larry
into a hipper image, it sets
up a jealousy subplot nice-
ly milked by Valderrama
("That 70s Show")
Another subplot is Ms.
Tainot's deteriorating rela-
tionship with her husband
Dean (Bryan Cranston).
Dean is allegedly writing
a novel, but his wife knows
he spends most of his time


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Golf Tournament

$445,000 for local
"It was all for and about The extra
the kids!" commentated met menu
Jay DiPietro, CCM, Tour- food and
nament Chairman, and tions show
my privilege on behalf ties from T
of my wonderful commi- hai and To
ttee to host the 21st An- San Franci
nual Seminole Region sculptures,
Club Managers 2011 Golf ings and e
Tournament. The objecti- rangement
ve of the event was to ma- the myriad
ke a dramatic difference One of the
in the lives of thousands the "World
of local kids through our ings was a
primary beneficiaries: Spe- Cream Par
cial Olympics of Palm das, sundae
Beach County, S.O.S. Chil- toppings w
dren's Villages of Florida Live e
and U.S. Marines' Toys showcasing
for Tots program in Palm dancers, j
Beach County. Two new high-wire
beneficiaries added this to the enjoy
year were the Florence dramatic afl
Fuller Children's Founda- The follow
tion and the George Snow 400 tourn
Foundation." carded the
640 guests attended the and return
Pre-Tournament Gala, House for
celebrated in the Grand the Award
Ballroom of the Boca trophies, d
West Country Club on Auction an
the evening of June 12th. Generous


Gary Collins, Steve Loguidice, Michael Mc-
Carthy, Jay DiPietro Sheila Aaronson, Burt
Aaronson, Michael DiPietro, Larry Savvides


& Gala Raise over

Children's Charities


ordinary gour-
featured exotic
beverage sta-
casing special-
uscany, Shang-
kyo, Paris, and
sco (USA.) Ice
vegetable carv-
xotic floral ar-
s embellished
food displays.
highlights of
I's Fair" offer-
visit to the Ice
lor, where so-
s and tempting
ere enjoyed.
entertainment
ig musicians,
jugglers and
acrobats added
)yment of the
fair.
wing morning,
ament players
ir best scores,
ed to the Club
refreshments,
s Ceremonies,
distribution of
I Raffle prizes.
appreciation


was awarded the Boca
West Country Club Board
of Governors and Club
Members for the use of
their Club for two full
days. Also in the celebrity
spotlight were Michael Mc-
Carthy, Tournament Vice
Chairman and Honorary
Committeeman Burt Aar-
onson, P B County Com-
missioner.
Corporate Sponsors of
gifts or services totaling
$35,000 or more were:
Stan Deck, CEO Sysco
Southeast Florida; Byron
Russell, CEO of Cheney
Bros, Inc.; Benny Ofer
of Daniel Events; Tom
White and Mark Raiger,
Republic National Distrib-
uting Company and David
Werning, President of
John Deere Golf.
Kudos to all who partici-
pated in this grand slam
event, which was all for
the kids!


Barbara McCormick,
Photo-Publicist


Comm. Burt & Sheila Aaronson, Dorothy &
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw


0 it


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By County Commissioner
-.. '. . L. Abrams District 3

Once again, it's time to
make the necessary prepa-
rations for the hurricane
season. Even though we
have been fortunate the
past few years not to have
any direct hits, I cannot
stress the importance
that residents prepare ac-
cordingly. The county
provides a comprehensive
guide on hurricane pre-
paredness at http://www.
pbcgov.com/publicsafety/
emergencymanagement/.
The county's Emer-
gency Operations Cen-
ter located on Military
Trail in West Palm Beach
is a first-rate, world-
renowned facility where
emergency officials work
year-round improving
and implementing the
most advanced programs
pertaining to disaster re-
lief and recovery.
An example of a new


and exciting program is
"iDart," an assessment
and reporting tool that is
available to all residents
to assist in identifying
devastation after a disas-
ter occurs. Residents can
now communicate with
emergency officials via
their Smartphone or the
Internet to report prop-
erty damage by visiting
www.pbcgov.com/idart.
How it works:
After the storm passes
and it is safe outside, sur-
vey the damage to your
home and compare it to
the homes in the pictures.
Select the one that best
represents the condition
of your home for damage
level and flood level. It
doesn't matter if you live
in a single family home,
condo, townhouse, apart-
ment, duplex or mobile
home.
Access the Internet via
Smartphone or the Web,
and go to http://pbcgov.


com/idart. You will need
to enter your street ad-
dress, city, and zip code.
Or, if your phone has a
GPS, the program will
determine your location.
You will need to select
the picture for your level
of damage and your level
of flooding. Uploading a
photo into the system is
optional.
Individual reports will
provide emergency offi-
cials critical information
of where major damage
has occurred. These re-
ports do not constitute
a request for individual
assistance and do not re-
place damage assessment
performed by county, state
or federal assessment
teams. For additional in-
formation, visit www.pb-
cgov.com/publicsafety/
emergencymanagement.
For Twitter users, fol-
low the county's Emer-
gency Management Divi-
sion at @PBCDEM.
Please contact me if I
can be of assistance or if
you have any comments
and/or suggestions. I can
be reached at sabrams@
pbcgov.org or in my office
at 561-355-2204 (West
Palm Beach) or 561-276-
1220 (Delray Beach).
Also, please visit my
website at http://www.
pbcgov.com/countycom-
missioners/district4/ for
updates and links to coun-
ty divisions and other gov-
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By National Oceanographic and
Aeronautics Administration

The Atlantic basin is
expected to see an above-
normal hurricane season
this year, according to the
seasonal outlook issued by
NOAA's Climate Prediction
Center - a division of the
National Weather Service.
Across the entire Atlan-
tic Basin for the six-month
season, which began June 1,
NOAA is predicting the fol-
lowing ranges this year:
12 to 18 named storms
(winds of 39 mph or higher),
of which:
6 to 10 could become hur-
ricanes (winds of 74 mph
or higher), including 3 to 6
major hurricanes (Category
3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph
or higher)
Each of these ranges has
a 70 percent likelihood, and
indicate that activity will ex-
ceed the seasonal average of
11 named storms, six hur-
ricanes and two major hur-
ricanes.
"The United States was
fortunate last year. Winds
steered most of the season's
tropical storms and all hur-
ricanes away from our coast-
lines," said Jane Lubchenco,
Ph.D., under secretary of
commerce for oceans and
atmosphere and NOAA ad-
ministrator.
"However we can't count
on luck to get us through
this season. We need to be
prepared, especially with
this above-normal outlook."
Climate factors considered
for this outlook are:
The continuing high ac-


these storms may hit. Land-
fall is dictated by weather
patterns in place at the time
the storm approaches. For
each storm, NOAA's Na-
tional Hurricane Center
forecasts how these weather
patterns affect the storm
track, intensity and landfall
potential.
"The tornadoes that dev-
astated the South and the
large amount of flooding
we've seen this spring should
serve as a reminder that di-
sasters can happen anytime
and anywhere. As we move
into this hurricane season
it's important to remember
that FEMA is just part of
an emergency management
team that includes the en-
tire federal family, state, lo-
cal and tribal governments,
the private sector and most
importantly the public," said
FEMA Administrator Craig
Fugate.
"Now is the time, if you
haven't already, to get your
plan together for what you
and your family would do if
disaster strikes. Visit ready.
gov to learn more. And
if you're a small business
owner, visit www.ready.gov/
business to ensure that your
business is prepared for a di-
saster," added Fugate.


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NOAA expects 'above normal


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tivity era. Since 1995, the
tropical multi-decadal sig-
nal has brought ocean and
atmospheric conditions con-
ducive for development in
sync, leading to more active
Atlantic hurricane seasons.
Warm Atlantic Ocean wa-
ter. Sea surface temperatures
where storms often develop
and move across the Atlan-
tic are up to two degrees
Fahrenheit warmer-than-
average.
La Nifia, which continues
to weaken in the equatorial
Pacific Ocean, is expected to
dissipate later this month or
in June, but its impacts such
as reduced wind shear are
expected to continue into
the hurricane season.
"In addition to multiple
climate factors, seasonal cli-
mate models also indicate
an above-normal season is
likely, and even suggest we
could see activity compa-
rable to some of the active
seasons since 1995," said
Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead sea-
sonal hurricane forecaster at
NOAA's Climate Prediction
Center.
NOAA's seasonal hurri-
cane outlook does not pre-
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much as possible. After
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important to you that the
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be concerned about the
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shopping you are? It might
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do? My suggestion would
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ences with Realtors and
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are looking for enthusias-
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possibilities. Then you can
interview the candidates.
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ahead of time. It may be
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be a "feeling", but after the
interview you should be
able to decide on your re-
altor.
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with your personal agent
and get with plan. Let her
know which you prefer.


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WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN?T
By Gerald J Sherman






Do You Have a Marketing Plan?


After I recently comple-
ted a survey for an interna-
tional network, I decided
to re-address the subject
of a marketing plan. The
questionnaire was sent to
many college graduates
who majored in Business
Administration. The ques-
tion we asked was, "What
are the things they ne-
ver taught you in college
about being successful in
business?" The response
concerned itself with the
fact that they didn't learn
enough about people skills,
relationship building and
running a business. Most
of the responses I received
indicated that they were
never taught how to write
or understand a market-
ing plan. Whether they
worked for a company or
planned to go into their
own business, writing and
understanding the market-
ing plan is essential.
The marketing plan is
an integral part of the
company's strategic plan.
It is the guide to the organi-


zation's directions and ob-
jectives and is instrumental
in planning a course of ac-
tion to accomplish these
objectives. The plan can
be compared to a road map
that indicates the various
routes to take to reach a
destination. Small and big
businesses will find the
trip easier, safer and faster
to reach their goals with
this "road map."
Don't minimize the im-
portance of this plan. It's
considered necessary to
acquire financing, keep
the business focused on its
direction, provide a mea-
surement and evaluation
of the organization's pro-
gress and provide guidance
to employees in helping
them reach their goals.
Before you write a plan
or revise your existing
plan, ask yourself the fol-
lowing questions:

1. Who is your target
market? Define the demo-
graphics which are a set
of characteristics of a cer-


tain group that describes
its background, economic
status, education and oth-
er social factors. Define
the psychographics which
is a set of characteristics
of a certain group that
describes the behavioral
and psychological struc-
ture, (Sherman & Perlman,
2007)

2. Is there or can you
create a want or need for
your service or product?

3. What is the message
you should send to this
target market to get a re-
action?

4. What is the best way
of reaching your target
market? Can it be online,
events, mailers, TV or ra-
dio or a combination of
some of them?
Answers to all of the
above should be taken into
account and periodically
updated in the marketing
plan which will consist of
customer analysis, busi-


ness concept, description
of the service or product,
company structure, market
summary, competitive ac-
tivities, sales and market-
ing analysis, financial plan,
goals and objectives. You
can look at the marketing
plan as a barometer of the
activities and determine
the status of your com-
pany as it relates to your
plan.

The Marketing Plan
must include the follow-
ing:
* Executive Summary -
an overview that summa-
rizes the key areas of the
plan
* Mission Statement -
the organization's reason
for existence
* Company Summary -
the history of the organi-
zation

As I have always said,
"When you plan your
work first; you will never
come out last."


BUSINESS UITS

* BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Regional Hospital has
named Arnaldo Mora, MD, as its Physician of the Month
for June. Dr. Mora is board certified in internal medicine.
He attended medical school at Universidad de Guayaquil
in Ecuador. His internship and residency programs were
both completed at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health
Center in Brooklyn, New York.

* BOCA RATON - TD Bank has promoted Jason M. Ja-
vens to store manager in the store located at 1001 SW
2nd Ave. in Boca Raton.He is responsible for new business
development, consumer and business lending, and man-
aging personnel and day-to-day operations at the store
serving customers throughout Boca Raton and the Palm
Beach region.

* BOCA RATON - The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
will cap one of its most productive years with a glitter-
ing, star-studded 25th anniversary gala Dec. 3 and has
retained TransMedia Group of Boca Raton to pack the
event with celebrities and entertainment amid generous
servings of sponsors, auction items and publicity. The
publicity program also will underscore how MSF's relo-
cating its national headquarters to a more expansive facil-
ity at 6520 North Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
will help the not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization meet the
increasing demand for its nationally accessible programs
and services.

* BOCA RATON- Athan "Tom" Prakas, president/bro-
ker of The Prakas Group, Inc., has been awarded exclu-
sive representation by Hurricane Brand Holdings, LLC, a
Stuart, Florida-based company, and by area developer Alex
Karas, to broker 30-plus future South Florida Hurricane
Grill & Wings sites. The Prakas Group, Inc. will exclusive-
ly cover Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Nationally, the company is planning to open 100 additional
Hurricane Grill & Wings sites. Restaurant sites will occupy
inline, outparcel or endcap spaces of 1,200 to 1,800 square
feet.

* BOCA RATON - The Greater Boca Raton Chamber
of Commerce will hold its next Membership After-
Hours Network miniEXPO on Tuesday, July 26 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel,
2000 NW 19th St, Boca Raton. The cost is $10 per
member - online and at the door) or $20 (non-member
- online and at the door)



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Richard DiMeola addresses the Rotary Club of Boca Raton


BOCA RATON - It's
ironic, Richard DiMeola
recently told the Rotary
Club of Boca Raton, that
at the Winston Churchill
Museum, the ever-present
cigar he smoked has been
airbrushed out of the por-
trait at the entryway.
DiMeola, who spent
years in the cigar trade
and, in retirement now,
continues to create his own
brand, offered Rotarians a
light journey through the
industry that has had its
ups and downs - from the
embargo against Cuban
imports through the anti-
tobacco era to the current
upsurge in interest in the
famed "sticks."
He peppered his disser-
tation with quotes from
and about celebrities fa-
mous for their association
with cigars, in particular,
Winston Churchill.
DiMeola, husband of
health guru and Boca


Raton Tribune columnist
Oleda Baker, who was
present at the meeting,
said he was working for
an importer of cigars at
the time of the embargo
that followed the Cuban
missile crisis of 1962.
He offered a quip about
President John F. Ken-
nedy, an inveterate cigar
smoker. DiMeola said the
president asked his press
secretary, Pierre Salinger,
to get him 1,200 Cuban
cigars. When the deed
was done and Salinger
brought him the large
quantity of cigars, Kenne-
dy pulled out the embargo
documents and signed
them.
Comedian George Burns
was never without his ci-
gar - or a good quip. "He
used to smoke El Pro-
ducto," said DiMeola. "We
used to deliver boxes to
his house."
Another funny man as-


sociated with cigars was
Groucho Marx. DiMe-
ola recalled that on his
show, "You Bet Your Life,"
Groucho was speaking to
a man who said he had 17
children. When Groucho
asked why, the man said,
"I love my wife." To which
Groucho answered, "Well
I love my cigar, but I
take it out every now and
then."
While Churchill was
best known for his cigar
smoking, DiMeola said he
was also known to drink
a bit. He recalled an ex-
change between Churchill
and Lady Astor, the first
female Member of Par-
liament. During a meet-
ing, she said to Churchill,
"You're drunk." And
Churchill answered, 'And
you're ugly. But I will be
sober in the morning."
Another bit of acrimo-
ny surfaced when Lady
Astor said to Churchill,
"If I found out I was mar-
ried to you, I'd put poison
in your tea." Churchill re-
sponded: "If I knew I was
married to you, I'd drink
it."
Mark Twain offered
what DiMeola called "most
interesting" comments a-
bout cigars. Twain once
said, "I have a rule never
to smoke more than one at
a time."
DiMeola also walked the


crowd through the pro-
duction of cigars, discus-
sing the cheaper brands
made with stems and cut
leaves, and the more ex-
pensive ones created from
rolled, full leaves. "They
are vastly different than
the mass-produced ones,"
he said.
He also noted that ci-
gars "are not a cigarette
substitute." Cigar smokers
don't inhale the smoke and
they smoke only a few a
week.
With the embargo in
effect for nearly 50 years,
the Dominican Republic
has become the largest
maker of cigars in the
world, followed by Nica-
ragua and then Cuba.
His own brand is called
DiMeola, and is available
at dimeola.com.


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Columnists

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FAITH
By Pr. Sandy Huntsman



"Science and Scriptures"


Communication is exhau-
sting work and therefore
misunderstandings and mis-
communications abound.
This is never more evident
than when people try to
communicate cross-cultural-
ly. When Kentucky Fried
Chicken entered the Chi-
nese market, to their horror
they discovered that their
slogan "finger licking' good"
came out as "eat your fingers
off." General Motors had a
perplexing problem when
they introduced the Chevy
Nova in South America. De-
spite their best efforts, they
weren't selling many cars.
They finally realized that in
Spanish, "nova" means "it
won't go". Sales improved
dramatically after the car was
renamed the "Caribe." When
Pepsi entered the Chinese
market a few years later, the
translation of their slogan
"Pepsi Brings You Back To
Life" was a little more lit-
eral than they intended. In
Chinese, the slogan meant,
"Pepsi Brings Your Ances-
tors Back From The Grave."
There has been and con-
tinues to be a history of
conflict between science and
Scriptures. Some claim that
the history of Bible-science
interaction is largely a war,
with theology constantly los-
ing. But like the aforemen-
tioned example, too often
the conflict is not real but
the result of presupposi-
tions, poor communication
and ill-defined terms. When
the terms are clearly defined,


the fields of study properly
understood, and all parties
concerned willing to seek the
truth, the conflict dissipates.
It is very important to under-
stand several key issues.
1. Science and Scriptures
are primarily two different
fields of study. Debates about
angels or biblical atonement
have little to do with organic
chemistry. Similarly, whether
a methane molecule has three
or four hydrogen atoms in it
does not negate the truthful-
ness of Scripture. The vast
majority of biblical teachings
and scientific claims have lit-
tle to do with each other di-
i i.., d. and it is wrong to give
the impression that most of
the issues from these two
sources support or conflict
with each other.
2. Science must be true sci-
ence, and Scripture must be
properly interpreted and ap-
plied. The Bible is not a sci-
ence book, but when it speaks
on matters of science (not
scientism) it is scientifically
accurate. Real observable,
testable science does not con-
flict with Scripture. Claims in
chemistry that water comes
from combining hydrogen
and oxygen are complemen-
tary to the theological claims
that God providentially cre-
ated water. R. N. Williams
said, '"A great difference ex-
ists between science and what
may be called scientism, by
which we mean the theories
of a scientist who is wearing
spectacles with philosophi-
cally-tinted lenses."


3. Both Science and Scrip-
ture involve worldviews. All
of us bring a bias or perspec-
tive to any study. Finding a
fossil is science... investigat-
ing it is science. Telling me
how it got there or how it
fits into the scheme of hu-
manity or the universe is ei-
ther philosophy or religion.
It cannot not be observed or
repeated which is required by
the scientific method. When
we consider for example, the
origin of the universe, cre-
ation and evolution are two
different religions or philoso-
phies studying scientific data.
We see what is here. We can
theorize how it got there, but
nobody alive today was there.
As we will discover over
the next few weeks there are
numerous scientific discover-
ies that support the biblical
assertions:
* evidence the universe had
a beginning
* evidence that the universe
is complex and delicately de-
signed
* evidence that there is no
natural mechanism to ex-
plain this complexity and the
origin of life
* evidence of advanced sci-
entific and medical knowl-
edge
* evidence that living things
are irreducibly complex
* numerous archaeological
confirmations affirming the
historical and geographical
accuracy of Scripture
* precise prophetic state-
ments implying advanced
knowledge and divine origin.


DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLE
By Mike Gora





Dealing with combat disability


benefits


Question: My husband, a
nurse, and I were separated
in 2008, after a 20-year
marriage. A month later his
National Guard Unit was
sent to Iraq. I had not worked
in many years, during which
time I raised the children and
took care of the home. I have
now gone back to work in re-
tail but do not make enough
money to keep the household
going myself Our son is a
senior in high school and my
daughter is just a freshman.
While in Iraq, my husband
was injured in afirefight and
lost a leg. As soon as he got
home he filed a divorce case,
although I had suggested a
try at reconciliation. Neither
of us have lawyers. We are
trying to settle, and are argu-
ing over whether or not I am
entitled to alimony, and the
proper amount for child sup-
port.
In addition to his disabil-
ity pay he receives Social Se-
curity and several thousand
dollars a month from a trust
fund that his parents have just
set up for him. In determining


alimony and child support
what income, or assets, can
the Florida courts consider?

Answer: Under ordi-
nary circumstances, the
Florida courts consider all
forms of income available
to either party for either
alimony or child support
purposes. Social Security
benefits would be counted
as ordinary income. How-
ever, federal law prohibits
the division of veteran's
combat disability benefits
for alimony or child sup-
port purposes, except un-
der very narrow circum-
stances (Check the web site
for the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Ser-
vices/ Administration for
Children & Families). The
Florida courts have held
that the federal law pre-
empts the state law.
Income from a trust, on
the other hand, can clear-
ly be considered for both
alimony and child support
purposes; even if the trust
was not set up until after


the divorce petition was
filed. However, a trust can
be revocable or irrevocable.
If your husband and
his parents wanted to try
to defeat your claim, they
might revoke the trust. If
they later set up a regular
gifting program to funnel
money to your husband,
that too can be counted as
income for alimony and
child support purposes if a
court finds that it is a regu-
lar source of support
The money that was set
aside in the trust to pro-
duce the income is not di-
visible as a marital asset,
whether set aside before
or after the divorce peti-
tion was filed. However, if
your legitimate needs, and
those of your children, ex-
ceed the amount that your
husband can pay from the
his income, a Florida court
can, under limited circum-
stances, invade the money
invested in the trust for
support payments.


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Strikers Seven Game Unbeaten Streak Ends


ST. PETERSBURG -
The Fort Lauderdale Strik-
ers (3-8-3) had their seven
game unbeaten streak
snapped by FC Tampa Bay
(4-5-5) with a 4-2 loss at
Al Lang Stadium on July
4. After an evenly played
first half, FC Tampa Bay
scored three second half
goals against the NASL
leader in goals against av-
erage (GAA) Matt Glaeser.
The player of the game for
FC Tampa Bay was Pascal
Million with a goal and two
assists in a game which saw
a total of six goals scored.
The win puts FC Tampa
Bay in a tie with the Strik-
ers for fifth place in the
NASL standings.
"We got the (first) goal
back and got into halftime,"
said head coach Daryl
Shore. "To win a game you
have to earn it and we gave
the game away by allowing
four goals."
The early action of the
game was dominated by
FC Tampa Bay. In the 15th
minute, on their third cor-
ner kick, FC Tampa Bay's
Pascal Millien sent a high


ball toward the center of
the area and defender An-
dres Arango headed it past
Strikers goalkeeper Matt
Glaeser for his first goal of
the season.
The game was suspended
in minute 31 due to light-
ning in the area and play
resumed after a 59 minute
delay.
When the game was re-
started, the Strikers wasted
no time as David Santama-
ria's shot in the 35th min-
ute had to be saved by FC
Tampa Bay's Jeff Attinella.
In the 37th minute, an
FC Tampa Bay handball in
the penalty area by Kwame
Watson-Siriboe was called
and the Strikers were
awarded a penalty kick.
Fort Lauderdale's Eduardo
Coudet stepped to the pen-
alty spot and shot low and
left to score his sixth goal
of the season and tie the
game at 1-1.
The second half's first
goal came at the 55 min-
ute mark when FC Tampa
Bay's Pascal Millien took
a pass from Tsuyoshi Yo-
shitake and slotted home a


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left-footed shot past Glae-
ser to put Tampa Bay up
2-1.
A minute later the Strik-
ers had two chances to
equalize when Abe Thomp-
son's point blank shot was
saved by Attinella. Then
on the ensuing corner kick,
the Strikers Cristian Ar-
rieta connected on a header
that bounced off the post
and was cleared by FC
Tampa Bay.
FC Tampa Bay threat-
ened to put the game out of
reach when Pascal Millien
drove in on net and con-
nected with Aaron King for
Tampa Bay's third goal in
the 63rd minute.
Just five minutes later in


the 68th minute, the Strik-
ers Eduardo Coudet found
a streaking Mike Palacio
who dribbled past two
Tampa Bay defenders and
scored from just outside
the 18-yard-box to make
the score 3-2 and bring the
Strikers to within a goal.
In the 71st minute, on
an initial pass from Pascal
Million, FC Tampa Bay's
Aaron King found Mike
Ambersley who scored
Tampa Bay's fourth goal of
the night and his seventh
of the year.
The Strikers are now tied
with FC Tampa Bay at 17
points on the season and
are tied for fifth place in the
NASL standings.


Boca Raton bringing together COBRAs and PANTHERs


BOCA RATON - It may seem quite unusual to match up
a "Cobra" and a "Panther." But that is about to take place
in Boca Raton!
The Boca Raton Athletics Department has planned a
special event for Saturday, July 16, from 5-8 p.m. at San-
born Square in downtown Boca to acquaint the public
with its new sports program, - COBRA.
The department has partnered with the Florida Pan-
thers for this special family event as part of the Florida
Panthers Blueprint Parks "We See Red" tour.
Along with COBRA information and activities shared
by city athletic staff, the Panthers Patrol will bring along
their inflatables, interactive games, Panther face painters,
live music, giveaways and other activities to complete a
"sports-fun" experience.
Special appearances by the Panthers Ice Dancers, Stan-


ley C. Panther and other Panthers personalities will add to
the event's activities.
The new city-operated program - COBRA - has been
organized by the entire staff of the Athletics Department,
all of whom are certified youth sports administrators, to
take on the responsibility of teaching and coaching youth
teams in several sports. The branded name, COBRA, rep-
resents the City Of Boca Raton Athletics, distinguishing
its programs from non-city-operated sports programs.
The event in Boca's Sanborn Square is just one of four
"We See Red" summer park tours by the Florida Panthers.
It is open to the public and offers free entrance, with op-
tional food purchases.
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FAU Baseball Pitcher Ahmed Garcia

Becomes United States Citizen


Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity baseball player Ahmed
Garcia has realized a per-
sonal goal by becoming
a citizen of the United
States. The Cuban native
recently completed the cit-
izenship test and took the
loyalty oath.
Garcia, a junior left-han-
ded pitcher, fled to Mia-
mi with his parents, two
brothers and grandmother
when he was 10 years old.
He graduated from South


Miami High School.
"I started playing base-
ball as soon as I got here,"
Garcia told NCAA.com for
a story published earlier
this year. "Baseball was the
key to my success. I didn't
need to speak English to
play baseball. It's like math
... it's the same in America
or Cuba or China or Japan.
It was like a bridge that
helped me adapt to this
country."
Garcia ranked second on


the team with 22 appear-
ances during the 2010-11
season - all coming as a
relief pitcher. He compiled
a 1-2 record, had a 3.92
earned run average and
tallied 16 strikeouts com-
pared to six walks in 41.1
innings.
FAU tied for fourth place
in the Sun Belt Conference
this season with a 17-13
league mark and 32-25
overall record.


Greenwood Honored as GCAA South

Region Coach of the Year


By Chad Beattie

Norman, Okla. - Lynn
University men's golf
coach Chris Greenwood
was honored as the Golf
Coaches Association of
America/Eaton Golf Pri-
de South Region Coach of
the Year as announced on
Friday. Greenwood led the
Fighting Knights to six
victories and a NCAA Di-
vision II National Runner-
Up finish.
The 2010-11 season was
still one for the books as
the Fighting Knights set
numerous records. Lynn
won six tournaments,


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finishes and broke the
team stroke average mark
(73.68) while Ricardo Gou-
veia shattered the individu-
al scoring average (71.16).
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White recorded the most
All-America selections in
school history with three


and saw Gouveia become
the first National Fresh-
man of the Year at LU.
Lynn's finish was its best
at the national champion-
ship in five appearances.
Its previous high in NCAA
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Annual Frank Stark Ride

set for Sunday, July 10


BOCA RATON - Mark
your calendar for Sunday
July loth. That's the date
for the 22nd Annual Frank
Stark Bicycle Ride - consi-
dered the "Hottest Ride in
Florida."
The ride - for fun and
health - begins and ends at
Boca Raton City Hall, 201
West Palmetto Park Road
at the corner of Palmetto
Park Road and Boca Raton
Blvd (NW 2nd Ave).
Registration for both the
62-mile and 30-mile seg-
ments starts at 6:45 a.m.
The longer ride starts at 7
a.m., the shorter version at
8 a.m.
The cost is $35 online
(closes July 7th at 11:59
p.m.) or $40 on race day.
The Frank Stark Ride
has been a tradition for
the last 21 years. The ride
started in the late 1980s as
a birthday celebration for
Frank Stark, a former Ma-
rine and pilot who had un-
dergone quadruple bypass
surgery and bicycled as a
way to get back in shape.
In its early years, par-
ticipants rode with Stark
a mile for each year of his
age. He died in 1999 at age


70, suffering a heart attack
while bicycling. He had
lived in Deerfield Beach,
Margate and Lake Worth.
The ride again features a
scenic tour along the Atlan-
tic coast as well as a beauti-
ful journey through Boca
Raton. There will be plenty
of well stocked rest stops
along the way and full Sag
Support during the ride.
Rest stops will have themes
that will bring smiles to
those that partake.
The post-ride meal will
hit the spot after the ride
and there will be an addi-
tional treat.
The sponsoring organi-
zation, the Boca Raton
Bicycle Club, is a 501(c) 3
not for profit club. Proceeds
from this ride benefits bi-
cycle advocacy, many na-
tional charities and bicycle
advocacy groups on a lo-
cal, state and national level
.and to local schools.
The ride is sponsored by
the club along with the city
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James

Jones will

become

a Free

Agent
By Matt Blue

According to reports
Miami HEAT guard-
forward James Jones has
informed the HEAT or-
ganization that he will
not exercise his player
option. James Jones will
be free to sign with any
team as soon as a new
CBA deal is negotiated.
Jones who has played
three seasons with the
Miami HEAT, would ha-
ve been paid 1.4 million
for next season.
Jones is an eight year
veteran who has avera-
ged 6.3 points per game
in his career. Last sea-
son, Jones averaged 5.9
points in 81 games and
he shot 43 percent from
beyond the arc during
his 2011 campaign with
the HEAT.
James Jones was a
valued member of the
Miami HEAT last sea-
son. He was a reliable
shooter off the bench
and he took full advan-
tage of his playing time.
If Jones makes the de-
cision to leave South
Beach, he will surely be
missed by the Miami
HEAT family.


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Simple Ways to Groove Your Stroke


By: Larry Denton

Nowhere are the con-
tradictions more apparent
than on the green, where a
simple task -pushing a ball
into a hole in the ground-
is loaded with tension and
anxiety. Golfers have at-
tempted everything from
expert instruction to hyp-
nosis trying to make every
putt on the green. Relax,
even the pros can't do that.
Rather than making the
occasional monster 35 foot
putt, your goal should be
to master a few techniques
that will enable you to
sink those most important
putts - those pesky 3 to
10 footers - with greater
confidence and much more
frequency.
Three primary skills
need to be mastered in or-
der to become a proficient
putter. First, keep you
head down! Seeing the ball
at impact is a simple idea,
but it is too often over-
ridden by the excitement
of wanting to see where
your ball is going. Lifting
your head, even slightly,


to watch the path of your
ball before it has been
struck can mean a change
in the angle of your put-
ter head, which often re-
sults in a line significantly
off target, even for short
putts. Just as important as
keeping your head down is
keeping it still.
A second major skill is to
learn to visualize. Amateur
golfers typically read their
putts by examining only
the immediate path from
the ball to the hole. In fact,
you should scan as broad
a perspective as possible
when assessing a putt. Try
to develop a mental picture
of the entire green - where
the high side is located, the
severity of the tilt, and
a general idea of speed,
break and ball path.
Once you have evalu-
ated the entire green, nar-
row your focus to the area
where you'll be putting.
Visualize how you think
the ball is going to track.
Imagine its precise path
directly into the hole. By
starting with the big pic-
ture and then narrowing it


to a more manageable size,
you take control.
Finally, think distance,
not speed! While the ul-
timate objective of get-
ting your ball in the hole
doesn't change, a subtle
shift in approach - empha-
sizing distance, not speed
- can bring major improve-
ment in your overall put-
ting ability. Distance con-
trol comes primarily from
the symmetry of your
stroke.
The ideal putting stroke
moves as far backward as
it does forward, with both
parts of the stroke in equal
temp. This even rhythm
can be achieved through
a combination of diligent
practice and the real un-
derstanding that the put-
ter, not you, is responsible
for doing the work.
By keeping your head
down and still, visualizing
from broad to narrow be-
fore you putt and concen-
trate on distance rather
than speed, you'll start
making putts that you for-
merly missed.
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