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BOCA RATON Despite their opposite views on a number of issues, the two candidates in the race for Seat D on the Boca Raton City Council in the March 13 election remained civil during a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidate forum Wednesday night at Bocas 6500 Building. Incumbent Anthony Ma jhess and challenger Frank Chapman even shook hands after the questioning was completed, and posed together for photos. Majhess took a strong stand on his three years as a council member, saying the City Council, as a whole, has cut taxes $2.6 million during his term, and has trimmed spending by $76.9 million without impacting services. Throughout the campaign, though, Chapman has accused Majhess of flip-flopping on taxes, voting in favor of a tax rate increase in September 2011. During the forum Wednesday, the challenger claimed that in a 2009 newspaper interview, Majhess said he wouldnt raise taxes. Chapman continued to portray himself as a local boy with roots going back to Boca Raton Community High School, where he was senior class president in 1986. A lawyer who worked with multi-million dollar contracts, he now serves as a volunteer in the community particularly schools and youth sports. Majhess, on the other hand, pointed out his lengthy service as a firefighter, now working for the Palm Tran Adds Articulated Buses to Fleet for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! See page 24Dr. S. Benjamin Roldan D.M.D. M.S. P.A. and Associates954.788.2388 561.488.5088 Municipal News Community NewsSee page 3Greater Boca Chapter of PapCorps raises $170K for cancer research Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to firstname.lastname@example.org See Page 12 Kayla Repan reading the TribuneLife & ArtsPalm Beach Pops Series V e Genius of George and Ira GershwinSee page 13Former Sunrise Theatre to Shine Again . See page 11Boca City Council Candidates Clash on Tax Hikes, Off-Campus Housingcontinued on pg. 11See page 22 See Page 25 See page 3
2 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Copyright 2011 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All editorials are publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Blvd., Suite 212 Boca Raton Fl, 33432 For general information : 561-290-1202 Fax:Marketing Director Chris Catoggio email@example.com Account ExecutiveAngelo Lima Marguax VickersArt Director Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Video Production Director Klaiton SilvaGraphic Design:Maheli Jardim Matt Epperson Proud Member of:2010-2011 The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. INDEXCommunity News Page 03 Municipal News Page 11 Section B Page 13 Business Page 23 Columnists Pgs 19,27Games Page 26 Pet Society Page 26 Sports Page 29 Quote of the Week:Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of the Lord; 1:29 Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: A customer gave me three checks for handy-man services and all of them bounced. What can I do to get my money? A: The State Attorney Generals Office enforces badcheck laws. Keep copies of the bad checks and pick up a Bad Check Packet in the lobby of the Boca Raton Police Department. Fill out the packet, with the bad checks, and submit to the State Attorneys Office in West Palm Beach for prosecution. If the amount owed is less than $5,000, you can initiate a small claims case through the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court office. The Clerk of Court Small Claims Hotline can be reached at: 561-355-2500 Crime and safety questions are answered by Officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www. bocapolice.com.BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 02/15/2012 19:13 NE 2ND STREET On 02/15/12, between 1000-1900 hrs, unknown suspect(s) forced open a window and ransacked the house, including the vehicle in the garage. An unknown amount of jewelry was taken. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 02/15/2012 19:00 EAST JEF FERY STREET While moving into new residence on Jeery Street, victim had 2 laptops and 2 cameras stolen. Items were located in the victims unlocked and opened trunk compartment. THEFT FROM BUILDING 2/15/2012 12:18 3200 AIRPORT ROAD Complainant reported he set his man purse down in the Cinemark movie theater and le it for ten minutes. When he went to retrieve it the bag was gone. IDENTITY THEFT 02/16/2012 10:52 CANTERBURY WAY e victim reported that his federal tax return was rejected by the IRS due to his Social Security number being used to le a fraudulent tax return. e IRS provided the victim with no suspect information. POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY 02/15/2012 SOUTHBOUND I-95 April Dent, no age listed, Kimberly Venet, 55, and Decarla Balam, 36, were arrested for the/fraud/burglary subsequent to a trafc stop. Stolen property recovered. Suspects taken to Palm Beach County Jail.
3 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Dale M. King BOCA RATON Are you interested in dinner and a show? Youll soon be able to find both in one spot right in downtown Boca Raton. In a major expansion plan, iPic Entertainment President and CEO Hamid Hashemi revealed plans for three new flag ship locations launching in Bocas Mizner Park, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach and Pike & Rose in Rockville, Md., with additional sites in the works for Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. Hashemi, founder of Muvico Theaters, announced plans at a Feb. 15 news conference in Mizner Park, just down the road from where work crews are turning the closed-down Sunrise Theater into Hashemis film palace. iPic Boca Raton, slated to open this summer, will be a 43,000 square foot upscale social destination, encompassing an eight screen, 480 seat luxury theater and Tanzy, a 7,000 square foot restaurant-bar dining concept that will offer a distinctly different culinary experience than what is currently found in the theater industry. iPic Entertainment is excited to transform the typical, mundane movie-going experience by providing excitement, anticipation, style, comfort, relaxation and remarkable technology, said Hashemi. Each iPic location will feature eight auditoriums with seating that can be reserved online or from the iPic App for iPhone or Android users. A membership program offers guests discount pricing, priority notification of ticket availability, access to exclusive showings, free upgrades and the ability to earn points towards rewards. We are in store for something really absolutely fantastic to happen here in Mizner Park, said Mayor Susan Whelchel during the news conference. According to iPic public ity, the Tanzy restaurant will be accessible from the movie house and from outside, without going through the theater. A redesigned concession stand called Tanzy Express will offer food and drink for moviegoers to take to their seats. All iPic theaters boast revolutionary comfort with reclining leather seats, service call buttons, pillows and blankets, innovative cocktails prepared by world-renowned mixologists and chef-driven cuisine. iPic destinations go beyond movies, said Hashemi, offering one-stop destinations for dining, movies, and a place to network and meet friends. iPic also brings cuttingedge technology with all-dig ital projection, state-of-the-art sound, studio-preferred 3D technology and the latest for both the hearing and visually impaired. The firm does not add surcharges for any 3D presentations. Established in 2007 and headquartered in South Florida, iPic Theaters has grown to eight locations with 59 screens in six states over the last three years. BOCA RATON -Dreams really do come true, declared Marilyn Swillinger, president of the Greater Boca Raton Cancer Chapter of The Pap Corps Annual Gala Luncheon Fashion Show which raised more than $170,000 for cancer research. The event, held at The Polo Club in Boca Raton, fea tured a Wizard of Oz theme. As guests glided down the Yellow Brick road, they were escorted by the Cowardly Lion as they entered the Clubhouse. The luncheon also featured a colorful fashion presentation by Saks Fifth Avenue showcasing some of the best of the Spring 2012 collections; a violin performance by Lynn Universitys Ann Fontanella, and a drawing for a gorgeous citron and diamond ring from Gregorys Fine Jewelry. We are so grateful to the many supporters who attended this luncheon, said Swillinger. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of so many of our members who truly have made this one of our big gest fundraising events. There are so many people to thank, but I want to especially acknowledge the surprise donation from one of our members of an additional $25,000 that day from Dorothy Halperin in honor of Joe Rudnick. Marise Rudnick was co-founder and the first president of this 22 year-old chapter. I was truly overcome with emotion. Co-chairs were Donna Ackerman and Carol Dorf. Swillinger said the Dedication and Service Award honored Melody Iden, Gloria Supran and Lois Victor. The Chapters Volunteer of the Year award was given to Alyce Hartman. And the Woman of the Year Award was presented to Roni Browning. The Pap Corps raises funds for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Chapter, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune continued from pg. 1Spanish River High marks Holocaust Remembrance DayBOCA RATON -Spanish River High School commemorated the Holocaust during Holocaust Remembrance Day Feb. 7. The program was created by Jason Jaroslavsky, sophomore at Spanish River, and sponsored by the No Place for Hate Club. The objective was to present the Holocaust as historic fact, to promote respect for and ac ceptance of differences in our society, and to educate future generations to prevent genocide that unfortunately still oc curs today around the world. The program had the privilege of presenting members of the speaker bureau of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust organization. The survivors are eyewitnesses who have important life stories to share and the ability to answer questions from the students. The program started with a speech from Cammie Abram, copresident of The No Place For Hate Club, followed by an historic presentation by Jason Jaroslavsky. Keynote speaker Norman Frajman, president of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust orga nization, stated: The purpose is to emphasize the reality of what the ugliness of hate has perpetrated on innocent people and teach the lesson of embracing all people with acceptance and respect. Judith Goldstein, a child survivor and artist, displayed her paintings during the presentation. The Spanish River Silver Sound Ensemble Band performed. Greater Boca Chapter of Pap Corps Raises $170K for Cancer Research Former Sunrise Theater in Boca to Shine Again as Upscale Movie-Dining Spot iPic Scottsdale.
4 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Y our Style For LifeTM RO AL P ALM PLACETM TM Royal Palm Place IS TM! T he T alk o f t he T o w n
5 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Skip Sheffield Its never too late to write that novel youve always dreamed of writing. Just ask Bethe Lee Moulton. Technology has made publishing easier than ever, declared Moulton recently at her home base of Boca Ra ton. You can self-publish an e-book at virtually no cost. Because I was a librarian I love books. I wanted a real, physical book, but that is not necessary. My book has been downloaded in 20 countries and 35 states. The book is Until Brazil, published last November by The Glide Press, which was created expressly as an outlet for Moulton and other aspiring writers. The Glide Press is a creation of Moulton and her husband Oscar Robins, who is her partner in an international business consulting firm. In the works for ten years, Until Brazil is what Moulton calls autobiographic fiction. In other words certain names, dates and places have been changed to protect the innocent. Moulton had a safe, staid existence as a biologist and medical librarian, living with her doctor-husband in Marblehead, Mass. Bethe was close to her sister, whose husband was good friends with her husband. The couple often went sailing and dined together. It was a preppy dream. As it says on her books cover, She had the perfect husband, the perfect careerthe perfect life Until Brazil. It was the mid-1980s and the world was in the throes of tumultuous change. Moultons academic degrees include a Harvard MBA, and because of her brains and technological expertise she was offered the challenge to serve as an American consultant to a multi-national corporation in Brazil to tap into her Yankee know-how. Her husband and her sister thought she was off her rocker to even consider such an offer. For starters Moulton did not speak Portuguese, the language of Brazil. In fact she had never been outside the USA. And so Moulton took a wild leap out of her comfort zone. She accepted a sixmonth assignment to Sao Paulo as the only woman on the Brazilian staff of a multinational company she calls Bom Fam. To say it was a life-changing experience is an understatement. Even on the flight to Rio Moulton, who calls her protagonist Beth, began to awaken to new possibilities. Brazil would not only be a professional leap forward; it would be a dawning on real passion, deep love and a newfound sensuality. You could call Until Bra zil a romance novel, but it is more than that. It is a story about the radical changes in the international business world. It explores and defines the mystery of business consultants and what they do to earn so much money. For Oscar without you there is no story, reads the dedication to Until Brazil. Oscar is Oscar Robins, Moultons husband of 14 years. He is the Argentine Latin lover who awakened Beth to the real woman buried and deeply repressed. Until Brazil is a tale of her sexual and intellectual liberation. The book is fiction, but it is based on fact, admits Moulton. All the characters are based on personal experience, but certain names and details have been changed. Its also a story of achieving freedom. I was very nave when I embarked on this adventure. Now Oscar and I are at home in the international business world. Diversity is what you find in multi-national corpora tions. Moulton and Robins earn their bread and butter as business consultants; troubleshooters if you will. When a CEO faces a difficult decision, often a consultant is called to help make that decision, explains Robins. They need someone objec tive. Thats where we come in. Change can be painful and difficult especially during merg ers, but it has to come about to ensure survival. Moulton and Robins call Boca Raton their pied a terre. They also have a home in Boston and one in Buenos Aires. As part of her promotion of Until Brazil, Moulton encourages others to follow their dream of authorship. She is currently considering having Until Brazil translated into both Portuguese and Spanish. She can be contacted at www. untilbrazil.com or 561-5748876. Self-publishing used to have a stigma attached, admits Moulton. Now it is called independent publishing; not unlike independent films produced outside the studio system. I dont expect this book to become a best-seller, but for me it is a success because it proved I can do it. My only regret is hurting some people from my past through no fault of their own.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL 561-488-5737Accept orders for parties. $ 9.90 www.picanhabrazil.net Have an authentic Brazilian Barbecue Have an authentic Brazilian BarbecueOne coupon per person. One coupon per person. Beth Lee Moulton Writes a Second Chapter to Life 3 1 5 2 6 9 3 8 8 2 & Bethe Lee Moulton and Oscar Robins Boca High School Drama Department presents Crazy for YouBOCA RATON -The award-winning Boca Raton Community High School Dra ma Department will present its 2012 spring musical, Crazy for You, March 1-3 at 7 p.m. and March 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. This Gershwin favorite is the perfect example of the big American musical, complete with spectacular tap numbers, a terrific musical score and outrageous humor. The plot revolves around the adventures of a stagestruck New York City playboy in a Nevada mining town where romance, mistaken identities, and show-stopping musical numbers all add up to irresistible fun. Winner of three 1992 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this comedy is filled with high-energy sing ing and dancing, and hilarious plot twists. The classic score contains such memorable Gershwin songs as Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, and Someone to Watch over Me. Tickets are $8 in advance (before February 29, 2012) and $12 after February 29. There is open seating in the Kathryn Lindgren Theatre with the house opening 30 minutes prior to curtain. Group rates (for twenty or more) are available upon request for $7 each and VIP advanced reserved seating is available upon request. For more info, call (561) 338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com.
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7 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The 2012 Outstanding School Volunteers have been named by the Florida Department of Education in recognition of their exemplary dedication and commitment to quality education in Florida. They include Kendra Palumbo from Eagles Landing Middle School and Del Prado Elementary in Boca Raton as the Florida Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year. Keli Hodges, a sophomore at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts, is the Florida Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year. The winners were selected based on the number of volunteer hours of service, years of service, and a unique contribution or characteristic of their services. The award recognizes a youth, adult and senior volunteer in each of Floridas five reporting regions. We congratulate Keli and Kendra on receiving this statewide recognition and thank all of our 38,000 volunteers for their valuable service to our students and schools, said School District Volunteer Coordinator Debi Elfen. Kendra Palumbo serves on both Eagles Landing Middle School and Del Pra do Elementarys SAC committees and plans and implements Teacher Appreciation Week for both. She also assists in the media centers at each school and successfully writes grants to increase funding within the classrooms at both schools. Since the beginning of this school year, she has logged close to 1,680 hours for her work at both schools. In addition, Kendra volunteers as a support coach for Del Prados Math Academic games team, Linguistiks Academic games team, Social Studies Aca demic games team, and for the Brain Bowl for SECME. At Eagles Landing, Kendra is the president of the PTSA. She is also part of the copy/laminating team four hours per week. She works on fundraising, even chairing an auction at both schools this year. She volunteers on all professional development and teacher work days to provide staff with food and volunteers for all diagnostic and FCAT testing days. In addition, this outstanding volunteer lends her support to several community outreach programs such as Food for Families. Keli Hodges began her volunteer service while she was at Bak Middle School of the Arts when she and her older brother founded Students Supporting Other Students (SSOS). SSOS, now a service club at Dreyfoos, provides students in need with uniforms, summer reading books, school supplies, clothes, and lunch money as well as support with their mathematics, science and language classes. Keli is also a member of the American Sign Language Club, Speech and Debate Club and the Interna tional Thespian Society. The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Boca woman honored as an outstanding school volunteer Kendra Palumbo Keli Hodges
8 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Hi Guys, I wanted say thanks. You guys always give NCCI great coverage and we appreciate it. Sincerely, Aileen, Carroll Tilson PR To the Editor: The story on the recent dog rescue and the AMAZING job that the Tri County Humane Society and its supporters and partners have done is wonderful. We are PROUD that our show [Talk of the Town] supports this organization, and we will continue to do so. Jeannette Christos, we know you are watching and smiling down on all the people who are working to continue your legacy! Sincerely, Jacqui Wyatt Director of Marketing Investments Limited/Royal Palm Place To the Editor: Over 500 guests flocked to the YMCA of South Palm Beach Countys 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast on February 9 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to see keynote speaker and daytime TV celebrity, Regis Philbin. In keeping with the mission of the YMCA, Regis spoke to the importance of helping children to find their way in the world and shared personal anecdotes of his own struggles and successes. Philbins talk ended with a standing ovation and was followed by VIP book signing for sponsors and donors where he shook hands, took photos and continued to charm his adoring audience. Sincerely, Alexia Savage Tilson PRThis past Sunday night, my wife and I sat down in front of the TV about 9 oclock to watch the premier episode of this sea sons Celebrity Apprentice featuring Donald Trump. This time, it was a little different. As we watched The Donald walk into his famous boardroom to meet the celebs, we were actually seeing a familiar face that of Donald Trump. You see, just two evenings earlier, we attended a cocktail reception for the American Heart Association held at the Mar-aLago Club, Trumps Palm Beach home and the historic edifice built decades ago for Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of the Post Cereal Company and at one time the richest woman in the US. I wasnt sure Mr. Trump would be there. After all, he does seem to spend most of his time in New York City. And I thought that with the Celebrity Apprentice premiering this past weekend, he might be tending to business in the Big Apple. But as we were waiting in the line by the registra tion table, we saw a tall man walk past. We looked at him and then we looked at each other. Yes, indeed. Mr. Trump was in the building. They ushered us out to the area by the pool where the tuxedoed and evening gowned crowd was enjoying drinks and hors doeuvres. We had a chance to look back over the house that Post built a massive structure with a huge tower and the famous American flag flying out front. I think its the same one that caused some concern between Trump and the town of Palm Beach because it was larger than what was allowed by local ordinances. Trying to describe Mar-a-Lago in words is pretty tough, even for those of us schooled in writing. I know Trump has put a lot of money into the place to bring back its original charm and beauty. Actually, we were surprised that Trump was on hand and that Burt Reynolds was nowhere in sight. The news release from the Heart Association said Reynolds was the honorary ambassador for the event. As we stood by the pool, we wondered if Mr. Trump was going to join everyone at dinner. When we got back to the dining room, we, indeed, saw him with a large crowd of people looking to be photographed with him. I managed to squeeze off a photo of him with Mrs. Palm Beach Cynthia Griner after handing him my business card. (My wife said he did read it.) Early in the dinner, after he pledged $50,000 to the Heart Association, Trump left with someone that appeared to be his bodyguard. We didnt see him again. I guess well have to be content with Sunday evening presentations of Celebrity Apprentice for the rest of the season. Actually, I would like to see Mr. Trump again because I think he should make the rules of Celebrity Apprentice fairer. In the first program, the two teams the men and the woman were assigned the task of making and selling sandwiches. The team that brought in the most money would be declared the winner. So we watched as the teams worked feverishly. And in the end, the mens team won, selling some $400,000 worth of sandwiches to more than $100,000 for the women. But the project manager for the mens team said that an anonymous donor paid $305,000 for one sandwich. Had that person not helped out, the men would have lost. Putting it another way, the men only had to sell that one sandwich to the rich guy to beat the women handily. So, is this really a competition or just a bunch of people tapping rich friends? Mr. Trump, if youre reading this, I hope you understand Im trying to suggest an improvement in the show. Lets see a little more competitiveness and a lot less dependence of good ol rich boys. EDITORIAL clearly legible along with a phone will be considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for All letters to the editor should be sent to: The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 good taste and available space. every 60 days. used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 DOUGLAS HEIZER, PublisherSKIP SHEFFIELD, MATT BLUESTEIN, CHRIS J. NELSON, LINDA GOVE,CARLO BARBIERI,Business DOUGLAS HEIZER: C.E.ODINI HEIZER: C.O.O. CHRIS CATAGGIO: C.M.0 Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists Editorial DALE M. KING: Managing Editor PEDRO HEIZER: Associate EditorOLEDA BAKER, DIANE FEEN, MIGUEL ANGELO, DENISE RIGHETTI,MIKE GORASANDY HUNTSMAN, SYNESIO LYRA, GERALD SHERMAN, MARC KENT, KAY RENZ, MATT PINEDA,Online Edition PEDRO HEIZER: Editor ANDRE HEIZER: Social Media ANDERSON MANCEBO: Software Engineer bocaratontribune.comClose Encounters of the Trump Kind
9 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. received his education in four of them. 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. By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING Please Answer My Question!Every inquiry one person directs to another, is made with the expectation of a timely reply. Yes and No are very legitimate responses to myriads of questions raised. The disturbing problem is that for many individuals, offering a mere acknowledgment of a question asked, is apparently too great a sacrifice to make; an oral answer is also a nonexistent sound ever proceeding from them! Some people appear unwilling or incapable of replying, even to most simple questions, whether they happen to be physically absent from the inquirer, or in very close proximity. Oc currences of this nature take place whether the other person is a relative, a close friend, or just a mere acquaintance. Nevertheless, this is an inexcusable attitude, especially nowadays! The availability of telephones, e-mails, and other means of fast, efficient communication, eliminates those ready-made justifications! A question is customarily raised because people need an answer which they believe you are able to provide. For this reason, its always the proper and polite attitude to get back in a prompt fashion to those who seek you out with a query. This little favour, if provided, can go a long way in helping the questioner! Sometimes, the honest answer you present may be a simple I dont know, or I cant help you on this matter. There are situations also when you can say, I dont have the answer youre after right now. This is preferred to total silence on your part, as if no request had been ever made to you! The quicker you respond, the better! An important fac tor to remember is that a simple, adequate ac knowledgment be swiftly offered to any inquiry, even if that is simply to inform the inquirer that you are unable to give any answer at all, or it will take some time before you are able to help! Ignoring, in this context, is never the right way to follow. Such ac tion wont make the question disappear. On the contrary, it will elic it unpleasant thoughts in the mind of the one who had sought you out; those may be questions regarding your charac ter, your politeness, your reliability, among other issues. The situation can be magnified when you promise a reply by a certain date, but you allow personal neglect, procrastination, or total forgetfulness to prevent your answer from ever being made, as promised! Good communication among persons is not a mere exchange of words and thoughts between them. It also entails a continued conversation as issues are amplified, added information is provided, leaving the doors further open for more discussion, as related issues are also brought in to throw additional light on the subject in question!Due Diligence Rewards Sincere SeekersBy Robert Tamasy In the business and professional world, we often hear the term due diligence describing the process used prior to making important decisions. For instance, when seeking a new leader, companies will perform due diligence to find the best candidate. Before introducing a new product or service, a business does due diligence to evaluate consumer interest, competition, product placement, and marketing. When looking to add a key individual to the staff, due diligence is in order to ensure the right person is selected: skills, expertise, experience, values, motivation, proper fit with other mem bers of the team. As individuals, when thinking about a signifi cant vocational change, we are well-advised to do our own due diligence studying opportuni ties in the job market; the quality of organiza tions we are considering to become our employer; whether a job offer represents an opportunity to advance our career; and perhaps most important, if we intend to change jobs, what do we really want to do. Do we want to do the same thing we have been doing, only somewhere else? Or is it time to take a totally new career path? Research often makes up a large portion of due diligence, and to day such information is more available than ever. Through technology especially the Internet and social media necessary data can be obtained in minutes instead of days or weeks. We have greater resources than ever for making the right decisions. But often we forget or neglect one important source the wisdom of God. Sometimes, despite our best efforts and due diligence, the best choice remains unclear. At such times it would be advisable to do as the Bibles New Testa ment recommends: If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him (James 1:5). When perplexed and faced with a difficult de cision, it has been my practice to pray, asking God for wisdom and necessary insight to ensure that I do not decide in error. Through the years, I have met many leaders that have made the determination, God is the owner of my business, so it made sense to them to seek His wisdom for their day-to-day decision-making. However, there is an important qualification to seeking Gods wisdom. We find it in the following verse: But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does (James 1:6-7). As I have thought about it, in light of all the many decisions that we confront each day, there is one decision that transcends them all: Whether we will sincerely seek to live for God, not only privately but also professionally. Thousands of years ago, the Israelite leader Joshua made this declara tion: As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15). Have you made the same determination? If not, due diligence again is merited. Such a decision, certainly, should not be taken lightly. We would do well to follow the example of spiritual seekers in the ancient city of Berea. In the New Testament, we are told, the Bereanssearched the Scriptures to see if what Paul (the apostle) said was true (Acts 17:11). In my experience, such search ing has always confirmed and strengthened my trust in God. 561-208-6029
10 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. Weekly Home Delivery of e Boca Raton Tribune to Your Home $9.99Per Month Automatic DebitEdition 88 Credit Card Automatic Debit$9.99 PER MONTHYMCA of South Palm Beach County to Celebrate Healthy Kids DayBOCA RATON The YMCA of South Palm Beach County will celebrate Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton and the HY PERLINK http://www. ymcaspbc.org/Branches/ DeVosBlumFamilyYMCAofBoyntonBeach.aspx \t _blank DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach Healthy Kids Day is the nations largest health day for kids. It will encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active, now and throughout the summer. This free community event will offer fun activities for families as well as educational opportunities to learn how to improve overall health and wellbeing. Attendees will also have the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Plus, the joiners fee will be waived for new members who sign up on Healthy Kids Day. Each event is preceded by a family fun run starting at 7:30 a.m. in Boca and 9 a.m. in Boynton. For additional informa tion, call the Boca Raton Branch at 800.798.4531 or the Boynton Beach Branch at 800.903.1814 or visit www.ymcaspbc.org. American Heart Association holds 57th annual ball at Mar-a-LagoStory, photos by Dale M. King PALM BEACH Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump welcomed hundreds of guests to his Mar-a-Lago Club Saturday, Feb. 17, for the American Heart As sociations 57th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball. The elegant black-tie affair celebrated the associa tions global achievements in cardiovascular research, science and medicine. Paula Butler was chair man of the gala; Patrick Park was honorary chair man and Burt Reynolds was honorary ambassa dor. The evening began with a sophisticated cock tail reception followed by dinner, with floral dcor by Bruce Sutka, inspired by the theme, Gardens for the Heart. The remainder of the event included a live auc tion featuring auctioneer Neil Saffer of Boca Raton. Trump pledged $50,000 to the heart association from his table. Dancing following to melodies provided by Alex Donner and his orchestra. From left are David Brodie, Laura Star and Charlie Bianco. see more pics on pg.16
11 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune BOCA RATON Police arrested a Boca Raton man after DNA evidence linked him to a September, 2011, home invasion, a report said. Reache J. Evans, 36, was charged with home invasion robbery without a weapon. Police said the crime oc curred Sept. 7, 2011. The victim had just returned home from shopping and pulled her car into the ga rage on SW 12th Road. As she got out of her car, a male walked into her garage, mumbled something, and then grabbed the purse she was carrying. After a brief struggle, the purse strap broke and the suspect ran away with it. The victim was not injured. Boca Raton Police Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene and collected evidence from the exterior of the victims car. The evidence was sent to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office crime lab for DNA analysis. On February 7, 2012 Boca Raton Police detectives received a letter from the CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) administrator stating the DNA from the exterior of the car matched Reache Evans. Detectives contacted the woman and showed her a photo line-up. She picked Evans out of the line-up and identified him as the robber. DNA links suspect to 2011 robbery in Boca RatonApplications for 64 FAU Medical School Spots Double to 3,000BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic Universitys Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has closed its application process for the second round of admissions to its new medical school starting in the fall of 2012. But not before receiving nearly applications from nearly 3,000 prospective students in Florida and throughout the country for 64 positions in its next class, doubling the number of applications received from the previous year for the inaugural class. Our new medical school has an incredible combination of advantages that we are able to provide to our current students as well as prospective students, said Dr. David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., the new dean of FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Demographics of the applicants show that 57 percent are Florida residents (nearly half of these applicants are from South Florida Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties) and 43 percent are from out-ofstate. Fifty-four percent are male and 46 percent are female. Qualified students from groups currently underrepresented in medicine are included in the applicant pool percent are Asian/Asian Indian; 16 percent are Hispanic and 13 percent are African/American. The near doubling of applications we have received this year is a testa ment to the popularity and desirability of the innova tive educational program we have put in place at the College of Medicine, said Robert Hinkley, Ph.D., associate dean for admissions in FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The academic credentials and personal ac complishments of the members of our first class admitted in 2011 were competitive with those of classes admitted to older, more established medical schools and our second class promises to exceed our first class. One of Americas newest medical schools, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU welcomed its inaugural class of 64 students in August 2011. A key component of the innovative curriculum is early exposure to patients and the actual practice of medicine. To that end, the college has established relationships with several prominent area hospitals that are serving as sites for clerkships, hospital-based elec tives and residencies. During clinical trainings, students have the opportunity to work side-byside with physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, applying knowledge learned from the first two years of study to reallife situations. TheBocaRatonTribune.com Read... Reache Evanscontinued from pg. 1Boca City Council Candidates Clash on Tax Hikes, Off-Campus Housingcounty, but previously in Boca Raton. He said his father is a retired fire captain and his two brothers are also in the fire rescue service. He stressed his efforts to bring transparency to government. He looked at the crowd and said, This is what the City Council room should look like. The incumbent also tried to defuse the idea he is often the sole no vote among council members, particularly on development projects. He said the panel took 541 votes in the past three years and Majhess cast a nay only 13 times. Two involved the installation of traffic light runner cameras and six were decisions on installing parking meters. The other five were not for development, he said. Chapman said he also would have voted against the red light cameras and parking meters. This led Majhess to ask why his foe has the support of the mayor and the other three council members when all of them voted in favor of the cameras and the meters. Chapman took a strong stand on government corruption, saying, I dont think anyone in particular is corrupt. But when I see corruption, I take it very, very seriously. No one can own me or tell me what to do. On that same topic, Majhess said he has seen actions by municipal leaders that were not illegal, just bad government. With that topic still in mind, Chapman took a shot at the councils decision to hire an additional city attorney this year despite efforts to keep the city budget lean. We dont need another attorney, he stressed. Majhess countered that the lawyer was added to assist the city attorney with the county Inspector Generals oversight of city officials behavior. While he lambasted the hiring of the additional attorney, Chapman did say the city should take on a person dedicated to economic development. We dont like red light cameras and parking meters. We do like it when people move in and get jobs. An economic development director is necessary. The pair also clashed on a recent council decision to allow a development of off-campus university housing on 20th Street. Majhess cast the only no among council members, saying he sided with city staffs recommendation to deny it. Also, he said, Florida Atlantic University practically begged us not to pass it. Chapman took the other side, saying the housing will be a great part of the community. These kids need a place to live. Seat D City Council candidates Anthony Majhess, the incumbent (left) and Frank Chapman.
12 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today!
13 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Skip Sheffield It will be a car fanciers delight this weekend in Boca Raton, with two ma jor automotive events oc curring simultaneously. The sixth annual Boca Raton Concours dElegance presented by MercedesBenz kicks off Friday, Feb. 24 with a DuPont Registry Hangar Party 6-9 p.m. at Boca Raton Airport. Special guests are Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue; Tiny Tim, the miracle Shih Tzu and Brande Roderick Playboys 2001 Playmate of the year. Tickets for the party only are $50. The action moves to Boca Raton Resort and Club Saturday with a gala dinner headlined by comedian Dana Garvey. Tickets are $500 and $1,000 premier, to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. The price includes admittance to the Hangar Party and the Concours. For pure car-lovers, the main event is the Concours itself, held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 on the Boca Raton Resort Golf Course. Tickets this year are a pric ey $50, but it is for a good cause. Call 954-537-1010 or 888-302-5439 or visit www.bocaCDE.com. Milhous Collection Goes Under the Gavel Speaking of pricey, the Milhous brothers Bob and Paul amassed one of the finest small collections of vintage and exotic cars and antique musical devices in America over 50 years of collecting. The Milhous brothers have always been generous to non-profit organizations who want to stage fundraising events at the Milhous Museum in Boca Raton. I attended several of these functions, and I can attest to the level of excellence of the vehicles and artifacts. Now that era is coming to an end. The Milhous Collection will be auc tioned off piece-by-piece to the highest bidders this Friday and Saturday by RM Auctions of Toronto. RM Auctions has been advertising the event worldwide in high-end automotive publications. This is not an event for tire-kickers. The catalog, which gains one admission, is $120. Call 800-211-4571 or go to rmauctions.com/ Milhous for more informa tion. Caldwell Theatre Keeps on Working The show is going on at Caldwell Theatre Company, despite the fact the company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec tion. The show is Studs Terkels Working, with music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Lin Manuel Miranda (In the Heights). Previews begin this Sunday and opening night is next Friday, March 2. The all-Florida cast includes Melissa Minyard, Barry Tarallo, Jim Ballard, Laura Hodos, Kareema Kouri and Michael Focas led by guest director Caryl Fantel (Vices: A Love Story). Tickets are $27-$50. Call 561-241-7432 or go to www.caldwelltheatrecompany.com. Billy Elliot: The Musical at Broward Center The Broadway hit Billy Elliott: The Musical opens Wednesday, Feb. 29 and runs through March 11 at Broward Center for the Arts. Among its more than 80 awards are Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreog raphy Tony Awards. Tickets start at $29.25. Call 954-462-0222 or go to www.browardcenter.org. Kathleen Turner in High Oh that voice. Sultryvoiced film and stage star Kathleen Turner plays a nun, of all things in High, opening Feb. 29 and running through March 4 at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Turner is Sister Jamison Connelly, a rehabilita tion counselor who agrees to sponsor a 19-year-old drug-user (Cody Randall) and finds her faith tested in the process. Tickets are $35-$55. Call 954-4620222. B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 19 See page 19Children of the Holocaust are integral part of La AS SEEN BY FEEN A Cornucopia of Cars in Boca RatonENTERTAINMENT Dana Garvey
14 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Photo and text by Bar bara McCormick BOCA RATON The GFWC Boca Raton Womens Club will celebrate National Doctors Day at the 14th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon on March 7, 11:30 am, at the Boca West Country Club. Luncheon proceeds benefit the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance for students enrolled in medical studies at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. Area doctors will be special guests at the popular affair. Pat Thomas has been named honorary chairperson. Event chairperson is once again Janice Williams. Co-chairs are Betty Pepper and Joan Weidenfeld. Honorary physician advisor is Dr. Philip R. Oranburg with honorary advisors Helen M. Babione and Patti Carpenter. Tickets are $65 per guest. For information and reservations please call: Janice Williams: 561-767-6825 or Betty Pepper: 561-416-5007 Or visit the website at www.gfwc-boca.org. Founded in 1964, The GFWC Boca Raton Womans Club is part of the General Federation of Womens Clubs, one of the worlds oldest and largest nonpartisan, nondenominational, womens volunteer service organizations. The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Local Art Gallery and Renowned Sculptor Raise $1,100 for the AmeriCollectors and fans from around the world traveled to meet Tim Frogman Cotterill, internationally renowned sculptor and celebrity favorite, at Pavo Real Gallery the weekend of Feb. 10th. Frogman unveiled two limited edition frogs, showcased several of his extremely rare and early works in a silent auction and autographed sculptures for fans. In addition, the weekend events celebrated the 17th anniversary of Pavo Real showcasing Frog mans art while raising $1,100 to support the American Cancer Soci etys R.O.C.K. Camp, a program that sends children with cancer to a very special summer camp at the Boggy Creek Camp Facility in Eustis, Fla. Honor Your Doctor LuncheonJanice Williams, event chairperson with Dr. Philip R. Oranburg, honorary physician advisor. see pics pg.17 February 12 event at the AddisonSunday morning, February 12 at The Addison 1400 S. Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton Rabbi Ruvi New of Chabad East Boca spoke about his project, The Boca Beach Jewish Center at 770 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Funds were also raised for the Diskin Orphan Home in Jerusa lem. The event was a private reception, with Special Guests Speaker Mr. Daniel Ayalon, the present Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel & Former Ambassador of Israel to Washington, D.C. and The Consul General of Israel and Puerto Rico, Chaim Sha cham. The Foreign Minister will be discussed the current situation in the Middle East in relation to Israels safety and security. He also addressed what the future holds in terms of Israels Diplomatic relationship and the looming threat of a nuclear weaponized Iran.see pics pg.17 Day, Speaking to the Boca Raton Republican Club Allen West honored Presidents Day by speaking to members of the Boca Raton Republican Club at an elegant dinner in Boca Raton Monday. He spent the evening visiting with members of the club, for which he serves as a board member, posing for photos, and listening to the praises and concerns of his constituents.see pics pg.17
15 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL America s T op Dentists A ward Five Consecutive Y ears 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 P roverbs 9-10 Bleeding gums are not normal. It could be a sign of a serious condition. Implants are the best solution to replace missing teeth. They can also be used to secure your denture in place. Currently OralDNA Labs offers three non-invasive salivary diagnostic tests, all of which are quickly and easily administered at chairside: MyP erioP ath Salivary DNA test that determines the cause of periodontal infections MyP erioID PST Salivary DNA test that determines increased risk for severe periodontal infections OraRisk HPV Salivary DNA test that determines who is at increased risk for HPV -related oral cancers Happy 107th Birthday Rotary! Rotary Club Boca Raton: www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com Rotary Club Boca Raton Central: www.rotarybocacentral.org Rotary Club Boca Raton West: www.rotaryclubbocawest.com Rotary Club Boca Raton Sunrise: www.rotarybocasunrise.org Rotary Club Boca Raton Sunset: www.bocasunsetrotary.org For More Information on Your Rotary, See Their Website:
16 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT Gabriela Heizer 15th birthday continued from pg. 3American Heart Association holds 57th annual ball at Mar-a-Lago Host Donald Trump with Mrs. Palm Beach, Cynthia Griner. Patsy Spero. Lois Pope, widow of former National Enquirer owner Generoso Pope. Neil Saffer and wife, Tricia, of Boca Raton, are shown by the pool at Mar-a-Lago. Boca Raton Tribune Managing Editor Dale King and wife, Julia Hebert, also near the pool at Mar-a-Lago. From left are Tom Bishop, Mark Bradshaw and Carlos Landrau. continued from pg. 10 Gabriela Heizer celebrate her 15th birthday with two parties: The first one with the family at Caruso Restaurant.Grat dinner thank you for Gina Caruso and the fabulous team! Next week we will have some pictures for the party with her friends at home. This year was a special celebration because Grampa and Grama come from Brazil to celebrate with her. Happy Birthday Gabby! The family together. Gabriela with gramparenst Jose and Elza. Gabriela with cousins and brothers.
17 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SPOTLIGHT Anna Koeser, Carla Foster, Emma Kenny, Maris Kenny, Corinne Kenny & Congressman Allen West. National Committeeman Peter Feaman, Commissioner Steven Abrams & Chairman Sid Dinerstein. Charlotte Beasley, PBC Chairman Sid Dinerstein & Amy Hair. Adam Hasner, Jillian Hasner, Madelyn Zelman & Danny Zelman. Sam Williams, Cherie Coleman, Jillian Hasner & Adam Hasner. Chairman Sid Dinerstein, Congressman Allen West & ViceChair Margi Helschien.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL continued from pg. 14February 12 event at the Addison Danny Ayalon and Yaacov Heller. Chaim Shacham, Consul General of Israel. Local Art Gallery and Renowned Sculptor Raise $1,100 for the AmeriPavo Real Gallery Team. Tim Cotterill, Dawn Risko and Louis DeStefano. Susan Lee from the American Cancer Society, Daniel Jarmillio from the R.O.C.K. Camp, Tim Cotterill and Daniels mother, Diana Gallo. Lori and Jerry Brewis. continued from pg. 14 continued from pg. 14photos by: Biz Pac Review
18 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.On October of 2010 we did a mini review of Caf De France at 110 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and sampled a bit of their fare. The French onion soup has a true taste, light yet full bodied with lots of onion and a nice cheese topping. The soup Du Jour was a simple vegetable puree. The Caesar salad and house salad had fine taste, properly prepared. The escargot had very light garlic and oil. This January of 2012 we returned to a new name and an updated menu. We assume both soups and salad are as before not tasted or tested by us, sorry management limited us on what we could taste. The current menu lists 5 cold and 8 hot appetizers including our old sampling. We can offer no report on the warm cheese bruschetta, foie gras, cheese ravioli, mushroom risotto or mussels marrinieres to offer, nor the tomato mozzarella, smoked salmon marinated, cheese platter or selection of fresh cut meats. 3 flatbreads and 5 small salads are featured plus 4 entree salads including foie gras, salmon and brie, shrimp and goat or chevre chaud-unable to comment on any of these. Some 10 items listed as Field and Farm include coq au vin stewed in burgundy wine sauce, duck orange with grand marnier sauce and braised lamb shank with rosemary, garlic, toma toes and red wine saucenice sized portions with sides of potato au gra tin and zucchini/yellow squash medley. Unfortunately, each sauce overpowered the dish it covered to obscure the basic taste of the chicken, the duck and the lamb. While they have 8 items listed as From the Sea we were unable to sample any. Ditto for the savory crepes, risotto selection or the 6 pastas on their menu. Carpe Diem has a wine list of reds and whites, many available by glass as well as bottle. Pricing is in line for an upscale establishment. There is a menu Epicurien at reduced pric ing that has 5 appetizers, 13 entrees and 4 dessert offerings. We did have the opportunity to sample these desserts and happy to report a fine chocolate coated poached pear, profiteroles with melted chocolate, a chocolate fondant with a rich core and a standard crme brulee. We note they have a 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 4:30 PM to 6:15PM plusafter 5PM$5.00 appetizers, some 10 to choose from. Seating 45 inside and 65 outside, Carpe Diem is open 7 days Monday thru Friday from 11AM to 11PM, Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 11PM. They suggest reservations561-455-2140. Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 www.adventboca.org First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Armation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church www.fumcbocaraton.org 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 www.frontlinechristiancenter.com Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-487-3839 Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898 www.gladespc.com Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-0031 Gold Coast Christian Cathedral 3200 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-5235 Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 www.bethsarshalom.com Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 www.graceboca.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton www.icbr.org 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ www.achurchofchrist.com 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 St. Paul Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-0433 Boca Raton Community Church www.bocacommunity.org 470 NW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2400 To have your Church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory...Send your information to our Mailing Address at:Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497Journey Church (e) www.bocajourney.com e Kathyrn Lindgren eater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue www.brsonline.org Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre www.kabbalah.dynip.com 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826 Boca Raton Synagogue-West www.brsweb.org 21101 95th Ave. South Boca Raton, FL 33428 Kol Ami of Boca Raton Reconstructionist http://kolami.homestead.com 71 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-392-0696 Boca West Community United Methodist Church 9087 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-7335 e Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-2001 BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y FOOD REVIEWBy Marc Kent Caf De France is now Carpe Diem in Delray Beach
19 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.To many of us, being an American citizen is something we take for granted. But to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright it was one of the most imporatnt things that ever happened to her. When I was 11-years-old we came to America. I spoke English, but not American so I read comic books because I wanted to fit in. That was just one of the amusing anecdotes that Albright brought with her when she stepped onto the stage at FAU last week. Her appearance, which lends credence to the new state of intellectual enlightenment in our midst, was quite a big deal. The Carol and Barry Kaye Auditorium was filled to the brim with students, seniors and everyone in between. And, the event had a bit of the same buzz you might find at a Knicks game (almost). Albright broke many barriers in her years on the political scene she was the first female Secretary of State and was able to pull off what has been called brooch diplomacy. In 1994 Saddam Hussein referred to Albright (who was the U.S. Ambassador to the UN) as an unparalleled serpent. So the female diplomat with the arsenal of smarts and accessories showed up for a meeting on Iraq wearing a gold snake pin with a small dangling dia mond. She used her signature brooch diplomacy again when she discovered that Russian officials had electronically bugged a conference room down the hall from her office. When it came time to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Albright wore an oversized bug pin on her dress. But, if the apple does not fall from the tree then Albright is a chip off the old block. My mom was a bit nuts, she read palms. And my father was so old school he went fishing in a coat and a tie and followed me around when I had a date. I guess you could imagine I did not have a lot of dates, said the petite woman with the very large treasure chest of international savvy. Albright also said there is a current crisis of confidence in institutions, but went on to extol the virtues of FAU and its presence as a world class college. She also warned that government is not the enemy, but a reflection of who we are as a people. Reality in the world is constantly changing and we must make changes to compete in a global workplace. She went on to say that we must create jobs at home and sell more to foreign countries. Economic development is important for the many, not just for the few. There must be a willingness of politicians to put aside politics for the good of others. For local Boca resident (and popular man about town) Jay VanVectin, seeing the former Secretary of State was a pleasant change from the norm. I enjoyed Ms. Albrights wit and wisdom immensely. I particularly liked her telling us that she regularly listens to Rush Limbaugh when she is driving her car. She said she gets so mad at his insane and outrageous rants that shes amazed she hasnt crashed her car many times. For former New Yorker (and new Boca resident) Yvonne Duncan, the sentiment was similar to that of VanVectins. I really enjoyed hearing former Secretary of State Albright talk about her life and the joy she obviously took in foreign affairs (instead of hearing it from the media). She told us that from a very young age she made the most of her new kid on the block status by starting foreign affairs clubs and appointing herself as president! Albright was born in Czechoslovakia but fled with her family during the war to the US. Her father Josef Korbel was a member of the Czech diplomatic corps, but when they came to the US he became a professor of interna tional relations and dean at the University of Denver. (One of his students was Condoleezza Rice.) Albrights stunning resume includes: Americas ambassador to the United Nations, a member of the National Security Council who chaired NATOs Strategic Concept Group, teacher at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service, chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Partnership for a New Beginning in the Middle East. She is the author of four New York Times best selling books. As someone who told us that she always wanted to be the perfect daughter one would have to say with absolute certainty that her mission has been accomplished. La Rafle is a new film at FAUs Living Room Theaters. It is of special interest to students of the Holocaust and French history. La Rafle tells the horrific story of the roundup of the Jews of Paris in the summer of 1942. While La Rafle (The Roundup) is a work of fiction, written and directed by Rose Bosch, it is based on real events and real characters. It shares a similar subject matter with Sarahs Key, but what makes this film so poignant is that it is told from the point of view of the innocent children of the roundup. In June of 1942 Adolph Hitler was reaching the peak of his anti-Semitic hatred and his own megalomania. Hitler insisted on nothing short of the extermination of all Jews in German-occupied Europe. The most despicable part of the story is the way the French military and Paris police cooperated with Nazi murderers. French Jews could not conceive they would be betrayed by their own government. There was some resistance from compassionate French gentiles. Of the 23,000 Jews of Paris, 10,000 disappeared immediately into the protec tion of French sympathizers. Joseph Jo Weismann (Hugo Leverdez) is an 11-yearold Jewish boy more clever and resourceful than most. Through his eyes we see the increasing discrimination and persecution of Jews up to the fateful day of July 16, 1942 when the roundup herded Jews to a large bicycle stadium where they would await shipment to the extermination camps to the east. The heroes of this story are the Jewish Dr. David Sheinbaum (Jean Reno) and a Christian Red Cross nurse, Annette Monod (Melanie Laurent). Of the 13,000 Jews crammed into the Velodrome DHiver, only 25 were known to survive. This film tells the story of one of them. While it depicts the darkest, most vile, despicable part of human behavior, ultimately it offers the hope of survival against all odds. Three and a half stars Thin Ice playing at Living Room Theaters. Also opening at Living Room Theaters is Thin Ice. Greg Kinnear usually plays likeable good guys. Not this time. Kinnear is Mickey Prohaska, a desperate, dishonest insurance agent in the frosty climes of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mickey is separated from his wife Jo Ann (Lea Thompson) and we can see why. He is not honest or faithful. Mickey is always on the lookout for easy money. When he tries to sell an insurance party to a gullible old man (Alan Arkin), he spots what he thinks could be a valuable old violin. Borrowing money from his estranged wifes bank ac count is the first step into a web of deceit. Soon Mickey will be dealing with a volatile ex-con locksmith known as Randy (Billy Crudup), a Chicago violin collector (Bob Bala ban), a dead body and more trouble than Mickey has ever known. Thin Ice is a classic con and double-cross tale, written by Jill Sprecher, who also directs, and Karen Sprecher. Though terrible things happen to the characters it is also absurdly funny in an inky dark way. Its good to see Greg Kinnear testing his wings on darker, edgier material. Mickeys growing panic is convinc ing yet oh so well-deserved. Three starsENTERTAINMENT Children of the Holocaust are Hugo Leverdez as Jo (left center) in La RafleMadeleine Albright Comes to TownAS SEEN BY FEENBy Diane Feen Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin in Thin Ice
20 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Open Sun Dinner 5 to 10 pmSculptor Esther Wertheimer Reluctantly Says FarewellBy Skip Sheffield All things must pass. Internationally-acclaimed sculptor Esther Wertheimer has sold her Boca Raton winter home and is returning to Montreal permanently to be with her family. My son, my daughter and my grandchildren are all in Canada, Wertheimer explained. Business has been slow here and my family is providing me with an apartment. Health care is provided in Canada too. I hate to leave Boca Raton, but I will be back. Esther Wertheimer was born in Lodz, Poland. She moved with her family to Montreal as a young child. Young Esther showed an artistic talent at an early age. She began drawing in Canada at age 8 with encouragement from artist Alexander Berocovich. She attended LEcole des Beaux Art and in 1958 won a four-year scholarship to Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. From there she went to the International Academy of Austria in 1966. In 1967 Wertheimer was awarded a oneyear scholarship from the Italian government to attend the Academia di Belle Arts in Florence. She immersed herself in classical Italian art, which is still a strong influence. She is particularly fond of Dante and his tale of Paolo and Francesca, and has created a number of works on the subject. Wertheimer won her first gold medal for art in Italy in 1977. In the years since she has amassed a list of honors including Executive Professional Woman of the year from the National Association of Professional Women in 2011. One of her most significant awards is the Gold Medal of Lorenzo il Magnifico and Certificate of Honor for her career and body of work at the Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte, Florence Italy, in 2009. I was the only American to win a Gold Medal, Wertheimer reveals. To be honored for my lifes work and career was very gratifying. Wertheimer began wintering in South Florida in the 1980s. Ten years ago she bought a house in Boca Raton, where she spent half the year. Wertheimer is a very social person who loves dancing and music. Her sculptures often depict these loves in graceful, flowing figures of dancers, mothers and children. Wertheimer has countless friends in South Florida. Jan McArt, Director of Theater Arts at Lynn University, is one of her closes friends. Esther Wertheimer is world-class, not only woman, but as a wonderfully talented sculptor, commented McArt. She is also a personal friend. I have several of her works in my Boca Raton home. Esther will be sorely missed. She is very generous to philanthropic causes and she is one heck of a wonderful dancer. The fellas will miss her. Esther Wertheimer will be gone but not forgotten. Her works will remain on public display. There are several monumental sculptures at Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton and at least a half-dozen other Florida locations. You can see public commissions of her work all over the world, in America, Canada, Japan (She is particularly popular there with at least 10 public installations), Singapore, Shanghai, China and Australia. Her work can also be found in select galleries all over the USA. She hopes to eventually buy or rent an apartment in Boca Raton for the winters. Boca Raton Estate Sales is having an open house sale at Wertheimers Boca Pointe house this weekend from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. I am telling my patrons and friends that I have over $1 million worth of art Id like to sell before I leave for Canada, she explains. This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase my work at a substantial discount. For more information about Esther Wertheimer, call Boca Raton Estate Sales at 305-900-7045. She can be reached directly by calling 561-392-3503 or by going to www.ewertheimer.com or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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22 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Palm Tran, Palm Beach Countys public transportation system, recently ac quired six new articulated buses from New Flyer Industries. This is the first time Palm Tran will have buses of this kind in its fleet. Designed for crowded routes, the 61-foot long vehicles are often called a bus and a half because they can seat 58 passengers and are capable of carrying approximately 80 people including standing loads. Palm Tran will use these buses on its busiest routes beginning in April. These buses are clearly needed based on our growing ridership and will enable us to increase capacity during these times of economic constraints without the additional operating costs of placing more buses on these routes, said Palm Tran Executive Director Chuck Cohen. Palm Tran is planning an event in March to unveil the new buses. Mechanics and bus operators are currently in training at Palm Trans West Palm Beach and Delray Beach facilities. Palm Tran Adds Articulated Buses to FleetOne driver killed in four-vehicle crash in BOCA RATON One driver was killed in a fourvehicle crash about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Valentines Day, at the intersection of State Road 7 and South Central Park Boulevard, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office. PBSO said Billy T. Nguyen, 20, of Emperor Street, Boca Raton, was ejected from his motorcycle by the impact. The police report said he was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Investigators said Anthony Gaeta, 73, of NW 30th Ave., Boca Raton, was in the center left turn lane attempting to make a Uturn and travel north on State Road 7 when Nguyens motorcycle struck Gaetas car. The Gaeta vehicle was then struck from behind by cars operated by Daniel Carrasca, 57, of Boca Gardens Parkway, Boca Raton, and Jeffery S. Beer, 50, of Mizner Lane, Boca Raton. None of the other drivers was hurt, the report said.Jeb Bush Endorses Adam Hasner for District 22 Congress seat BOCA RATON --U.S. House candidate Adam Hasner announced that he has received the endorsement of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In announcing his endorsement, Bush said the following: I am proud to endorse my friend Adam Hasner for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 22. Adam has a passion for reform and for common-sense conservative solutions, and he will take that passion to a Washington that is certainly in need of both. The challenges America faces grow each and every day, and we need representatives that share Adams commitment to principle, his dedication to government accountability and his proven record in working for his community. Adam served Palm Beach and Broward counties with distinction in the state legislature, and I know he will continue to do so in the U.S. House. Hasner responded, I am deeply honored by the support and endorsement of my friend Governor Jeb Bush. He stands as one of the greatest governors of our time for good reason: his passion for education, his commitment to reform, and his record of fostering economic growth is second to none. I am proud to have Jeb on my side in the race ahead. One of Palm Trans new articulated buses Delray couple killed in crash at Atlantic Ave and El Clair Ranch RdDELRAY BEACH A couple from Delray Beach died of injuries suffered in a two-car col lision just after 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Atlantic Avenue and El Clair Ranch Road, said the Palm Beach County Sherriffs Office. The PBSO report said the 2002 Chrysler operated by Perry Muscarnera, 87, of Waldwick Circle, Delray Beach, and a 2002 Honda Ac cord driven by Fredric Hayden, 18, of Haydn Drive, Boca Raton, col lided at the intersection. The report said Bette Muscarnera, 82, a pas senger in Perry Muscarneras car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he died as a result of his injuries the following day. He had been taken to Del ray Medical Center for treatment following the crash.Former Brazilian Minister of Economy Visits Boca Raton The former Ministry of Economy of Brazil come to visit Boca Raton. She was the speaker at BBGBrazilian Business Group monthly lunch meeting. BBG is an independent, secular organization, founded in 2006 with the objective of uniting and strengthening the Bra zilian business community in South Florida, especially Broward and southern Palm Beach counties, where a large part of the community is concentrated. More information you can visit their web site : http://www.brazilianbusinessgroup.com. Zelia Cardoso De Mello
23 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.ADT Business Solutions to take its BOCA RATON -ADT Business Solutions, a unit of Tyco Interna tional and the industrys leading security systems integrator in North America, has announced it will be hosting a complimentary series of road shows throughout the U.S. to share the latest solutions and technology advancements in the security industry. Each event will feature local security specialists, industry professionals and vendor partners to showcase advancements in the industry and business benefits of integrated security solutions. By attending these events, hundreds of local business leaders and security professionals will learn how to improve safety, enhance security and increase profitability of their business. In addition, attendees will get to hear a keynote presentation from renowned technology and security expert, Paul C. Boucherle. A columnist for Security Sales & Integration magazine, he will share his insights for planning and implementing migration strategies for security systems. ADT Business Solutions is dedicated to delivering leading-edge security systems that leverage existing technology and integrate with new IP technologies to best protect people, property and assets, said Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer for ADT Business Solutions. Each stop provides an opportunity to present the very latest security technology, while making a meaningful impact on each community, said Dan Schroeder, Vice President of Sales for ADT Business Solutions. In addition to our giving program, ADT Business Solutions will donate a new Hosted Video system to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America organization in each city. This new cloud-based video surveillance storage solution will help provide additional security to one of Americas most vital nonprofit organizations. ADT Business Solutions 2012 Road Show schedule includes stops in the following cities: New York -March 7, Millennium Broadway Hotel Philadelphia -April 4, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Toronto -April 18, Radisson Suites Mississaugua Toronto Airport Chicago -May 10, Navy Pier Atlanta -June 13, Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta Houston -July 18, JW Marriott Houston BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Delray Medical Earns New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center DELRAY BEACH Delray Medical Center has received Chest Pain Center Accredita tion from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). SCPC is an interna tional not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfac tion. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with pa tients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack. To become an Ac credited Chest Pain Center, Delray Medical Center engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, but what they dont realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient, said CEO Mark Bryan. Our message to the community is to go to an Accredited Chest Pain Center immediately if they experience any symptoms of a heart attack. Red Stiletto Stroll at Town Center BOCA RATON -Fashion-forward footwear fans and community supporters are invited to kick-up their hottest, highest designer red heels for the second annual Red Stiletto Stroll to benefit the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The event will be held Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Center at Boca Raton. Arrigo FIAT has been named sponsor of The Rosso Lounge, an interactive component of the event that is designed to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Town Center at Boca Raton is committed to the community and we are proud to support Boca Raton Regional Hospitals ongoing mission to raise awareness about womens health, said Ellen Korelitz, director of marketing and business development for Town Center at Boca Raton. According to the Na tional Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for women. Through the Red Stiletto Stroll, we hope to remind and motivate women to learn about their personal risk factors and take action to reduce them through the variety of services offered at the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute. Participants will flaunt their fancy footwear on a red carpet complete with a visual step and repeat backdrop resembling a high fashion photo shoot. Souvenir photos of the participants grand entry will be available on Facebook. The Red Stiletto Stroll will also feature a fun and flirty red carpet shoe competition judged by local celebrities Cirque Dreams costume designer Danielle Tabino, http://ac cidentalsexiness.com, accidentalsexiness.coms fashion and lifestyle blogger Rosy Cordero and WPEC-TV CBS 12s reporter and anchor Michele Wright. Attendees to the reception will be treated to a variety of hors doeuvres and cocktails from Town Center at Boca Raton restaurants. In addition to the Rosso Lounge, the event will feature the one-of-akind Shoe-Shoe Train Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus, a Spring Trends Fashion Show, shoe depots and a Chinese auction fea turing items from Town Center at Boca Ratons retailers. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating. Tickets are available by contacting Kimberly M. Read at:561-9554142 or mailto:kread@ brrh.com.
24 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon has reached a significant settlement agreement with major online travel compa nies to pay more than $1.9 million in uncollected Tourist Development Taxes, also known as bed taxes. Defendants include Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity. Gannon filed suit in July 2009 alleging the online travel firms did not pay the countys tourist development tax as authorized by Fla. Statute 125.0104 and County Code 17-111. A bed tax of 5 cents per dollar is levied on all Palm Beach County hotel stays for a period of 6 months or less. This is great news for our county, said Gannon. Our county has realized serious reductions in property values which have impacted the amount of revenues collected and services provided to our citizens. Revenue derived from bed tax collections is used to promote Palm Beach County tourism, fund cultural programs and beach restoration. Tourism is a major industry of the county and Florida. The settlement is not an admission of liability by the online travel companies that they are subject to the bed tax. If the Florida legisla ture does not pass legisla tion in the two year period, litigation by Gannon against the OTCs regarding their liability for the bed tax may begin again. But competing legisla tion has also been filed for the 2012 legislative session over how the bed tax is calculated which has the potential for exempting online travel companies from any payment of bed tax to counties in Florida. Gannons legal team included Palm Beach County attorneys Jeff Liggio, Lou Silber, and John Romano. Liggio, lead attorney for Gannon, said, This litiga tion in Palm Beach County is similar to litigation against the online travel companies elsewhere in Florida and throughout the nation. Numerous other counties in Florida have filed suits, he said, including Broward, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk, Nassau, St. Johns, Alachua, Escambia, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Pasco and Volusia.Gannon Strikes Deal With Online Travel Firms to Pay $1.9 Million in Bed Taxes
25 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. BUSINESS BITS Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@ bocaratontribune.com. BOCA RATON -Vitacost.com, Inc., a leading online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, announced that after extensive testing, it has fully executed the relaunch of its website, several weeks ahead of its previously communicated roll-out target of late March. New and existing Vitacost customers can see the new site at www.vitacost.com.We are thrilled that the Vitacost.com relaunch has been a success, said Jeffrey J. Horowitz, Vitacost.coms chief executive officer. BOCA RATON -Latitude Solutions, Inc. announced that the Company and Crestmark Bank have finalized the establishment of a $5 million revolving asset-based line of credit. This type of working capital facility will provide LSI with greater flexibility and liquidity to support growth and take advantage of further opportunities. Jeffrey Wohler, Latitude Solutions, Inc.s chief executive officer, stated, The credit facility being provided by Crestmark enables LSI to rapidly deploy our Electro Precipitation(TM), Integrated Water Systems(TM) on an accelerated basis by maximizing the cash flow and recurring revenue created by the deployment of our technology. BOCA RATON -ADT Business Solutions, a unit of Tyco International and the industrys leading security systems integrator in North America, today announced its next generation of ADT(R) AntiSkim(TM) ATM Security solutions to help protect financial service companies and their customers from the rising threat of ATM skimming. The new, advanced anti-skimming technology offers multilayered security to help protect ATM customers from this blend of electronic crime and cyber-fraud. Installed inside the ATM, the enhanced ADT Anti-Skim ATM Security kit features technology that works on all major ATM makes and models. BOCA RATON -Office Depot has partnered with financial expert Jean Chatzky to offer tips to revitalize small businesses. Additionally, as part of the www.facebook.com/officedepot Small Business Makeover contest, three small businesses will receive a makeover, including a one-on-one financial coaching session with www.jeanchatzky.com. The Small Business Makeover contest is designed to help small business owners augment or adjust their business in order to save time, grow and prosper in 2012 and beyond. To enter the contest, visit Office Depots Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OfficeDepot. Contest ends February 27. To view the complete rules and regulations, visit the www.facebook.com/OfficeDepot.Office Depot Facebook page. The Boca Raton Tribune BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL
26 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Story, photo by Pam DAddio BOCA RATON -Heres looking at YOU, through my locks of hair! Im IZZY, a pretty little cocker spaniel mix in need of a spa day and a loving lap to call my own. Im 1.5 years old, 15 pounds and I get along well with other dogs. Is there room in your home and heart for me? Ive had a tumultuous start to my life but I know my forever person is out there somewhere. Im a good dog who just needs a break. If Ive caught your eye and made your heart beat faster, stop in and meet me...and lets go home together! Im available at the Tri County Humane Society animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and up-todate on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: www.tricountyhumane.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at TriCounty Humane. GamesThe Boca Raton Tribune Pet SocietyThe Boca Raton Tribune PET OF THE WEEK This cocker spaniel is looking for a home. Izzy for you?
27 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Columnists The Boca Raton Tribune DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached at mailto:mhgora@ sbwlawfirm.com. Grandparent visitationQ My wife and I have been divorced for six years. We have two children. In a final judgment, entered by a judge, after a trial, she was named the residential parent, and I was given some time sharing. A month ago, unfortunately, she was killed in a traffic accident on I-95 near Stuart. My mother-in-law immediately moved into my old house with the kids and took over. She barely lets me see the children. I live with a girlfriend. We have no plans to marry. We live in a three-bedroom rental. My former motherin-law says she will not let me have the children, even for visitation, although the final judgment in our case outlines a visitation plan. While she was alive, my ex-wife let me have the visitation that was in the judgment. The mother-in-law has filed some legal papers, claiming that she should be given the children on a full time basis. She also says that I should only have supervised vitiation. She claims I am a danger to my children because I am a diagnosed alcoholic, and live with my girlfriend, in a neighborhood that is not a good as my old neighborhood. My lawyer claims that she may have a case. What do you think? A: Appellate decisions by the United States Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court over the past 12 years have virtually eliminated the rights of grandparents to win visita tion of grand children under these circumstances. There still exists a Florida Statute which, on its face, allows grandparent visitation if it is in the best interests of the child. However later Florida Supreme Court decisions eliminate the best interests of the child as a rea son for giving grandparents visitation rights. The Florida decision was based upon the right of privacy found in the Florida Constitution, and not the United States Constitution. Our court has ruled that a parents rights to privacy preclude grandparents visitation rights unless the absence of such visitation can be proven harmful to the child. There seems to be few circumstances which would allow grandparent visitation rights under this high hurdle. CORRECTION: In last weeks column concerning the criminal and civil cases stemming from a traffic accident between John Goodman and Scott Patrick Wilson a statement was made saying that the adoption of the girlfriend of Goodman could make their future sexual activities incest. As a matter of law that conclusion was incorrect. The Florida statutes state that: Whoever knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with a person to whom he or she is related by lineal consanguinity, or a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, commits incest, which constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s.www. lawserver.com/law/state/ florida/statutes/florida_ statutes_775-082, s. www. lawserver.com/law/state/ florida/statutes/flori da_statutes_775-083 or s. HYPERLINK http:// www.lawserver.com/law/ state/florida/statutes/ florida_statutes_775-084. Sexual intercourse is the penetration of the female. Whitney Houston: The Trap of SubtletyBy Lcio Dornas Nobody will disagree that the Greatest love of All must necessarily be in any list of the most successful song of Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 February 11, 2012). How sweet, smooth and beautiful melody! Its rejection by our heart is almost an impossibility; musical phrases simply are gaining space in us so enjoyable that does not allow us to easily see the poetry on which a message travels highly poisonous: Is the trap of subtlety. The mention of children, future, childish smile which brings us to our own childhood set the stage for one of the most bombastic confessions ever made: Everybody searching for a hero, people need someone to look up to. I never found anyone who fulfills my needs, a lonely place to be. So I learned to depend on me. In other words, Whitney Houston has elected herself as her hero. So its easier for us to understand the tragic fragility of the lifes philosophy that she allowed herself to adopt, characterized by self-sufficiency, solitude and self-idolatry. However, all traveling in a nice melody and poetry with words and phrases carefully organized. Is the trap of subtlety. Teach a child the greatest beauty that exists is that one inside herself, and she will have much trouble finding beauty worth in people that God has strategically allocated around her. Teach a child to feel proud to know that the greatest love of all is that one that she feels for herself, and she may never make her to open to Gods love. Encourage a child to want to walk in her own shadow and the schizophrenia and severe depression soon will knock at her door. By trusting in herself, perhaps disillusioned with everything and everyone, she can also prematurely end her own life by choosing to take refuge in drugs and self-destruction. Whitney Houston should remember the Scripture: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down ones life for ones friends. (John 15.13 TNIV). True greatest love is the love of God for us! Love proved (Romans 5.8) in the person of Jesus Christ: His birth, life, teaching, death and resurrection. Whitney boarded a canoe bored and was sick enough to try in vain to remove alone the water that continually entered the canoe. It was the trap of subtlety. I Thank Whitney Houston, for her unique voice, unique ability to interpret songs and incomparable presence at stage. But I also made a decision long ago, when I saw that inside myself I find nothing to make me happy and useful, and chose to live with Someone very special, whose shadow I wish one day to live forever (Psalm 91.1). Just so I could escape the trap of subtlety. You can do it too.FAITHBy Lcio Dornas bocaratontribune.comLcio Dornas is a Theologian, Leadership and Education Specialist and Writer with 19 titles published in several Publishers in Brazil. Currently, Lcio works as Manager of Brazilian Ministry at American Bible Society www.americanbible.org and living, with his family, in Coconut Creek, FL. To contact him about the Bible Cause, e-mail mailto:LDornas@americanbible.org.
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29 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune Delray Beach Announces Best Field In 20-Year HistoryThe upcoming Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the most competitive draw in its history. The ATP World Tour event will take place February 24 March 4 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The list is in and top ATP stars joining the 32-player Delray Beach field include No. 20Marin Cilic, No. 23 Viktor Troicki and No. 33Jurgen Melzer. Also headed to Delray Beach is 19-year-old Wimbledon quarterfinalistBernard Tomic, and a pair of longtime ATP World Tour players who moved into the world Top 50 in 2011: Boca Raton resident Alex Bogomolov, Jr (No. 34) and 22-year-old American Donald Young (No. 42). American stars Andy Roddick (No. 16) and John Isner (No. 17) have been confirmed for several months and are in line to be the tourna ments top two seeds. More than half of the players in the Delray Beach draw are ranked in the Top 50 in the world. We couldnt be more elated with our draw, said tournament director Mark Baron. From top to bottom any of our players are capable of winning any ATP event on Tour. Our fans have seen these guys on TV and now they are going to personally see what exciting tennis they bring to the courts. The 23-year-old Cilic has already won six (6) ATP titles while Troicki was a major player in Serbias 2010 Davis Cup title. Melzer reached No. 8 in the world in the early months of 2011 with his top career win coming in 2010 over thenNo. 2 Novak Djokovic enroute to the Roland Garros (French Open) semifinals. Tomic, the 28th-ranked rising Australian teenager, reached the fourth round of the Australian Open this week; he came from two sets down in the first round to topple former Top 10 Fernando Verdasco. The 28-year-old Bogomolov the world No. 1 junior in 2000 beat Top 10 Andy Murrayand Jo Wilfried Tsonga in 2011 and was chosen as the ATPs Most Improved Player by his peers. Young had huge expectations pinned on him after turning pro in 2004 as a 15-year-old, and wins last year over No. 4 Murray, No. 9 Gael Monfils and No. 13 Stanislas Warwrinka highlighted his emergence as a star on the ATP World Tour. Other notable players on the Delray Beach entry list are two-time Delray Beach ITC champion (2005/2007) and five-time finalist Xavier Malisse, 2010 ITC champion Ernests Gulbis and runner-up Ivo Karlovic as well as 2007/2008 ITC runner-up James Blake. The remaining spots in the final 2012 Delray Beach 32-player draw will go to four (4) qualifiers, two (2) ATP special exemptions and three (3) wild cards chosen by the tournament. The addition of Melzer and doubles partner Philipp Petzschner in the singles draw could also mean top competition in doubles. The MelzerPetzschner team has won two Grand Slam titles (2010 Wimbledon and the 2011 US Open) and could present a stiff challenge to the world No. 1 Bryan Brothers, who won Delray Beach ITC doubles titles in 2009 and 2010. To purchase tickets call 561-330-6000, order online atwww.YellowTennisBall. com or in-person at Walmarts Ticketmaster outlets or the Delray Beach ITC box office (open Monday Friday, 9:00 am 6:00 pm, 561-330-6000, 30 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444). Complete tournament information is available at the official tourna ment website.
30 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Strikers Sign Thompson as Player & Assistant CoachThe Fort Lauderdale Strikers have resigned forward Abe Thompson for the 2012 season. Thompson has also been named assistant coach, replacing Jim Rooney who was named assistant coach for the U-17 US Mens national team. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. My goal is to win a championship this season, said Thompson. We got very close last year, but our focus is to make it back there and win. As a coach Ill be the players voice in our coaches meetings, so I can let Daryl know when I feel the team needs to train harder and when we need a rest. Thompson has played three seasons for the Strikers and is third all time in goals with 13. With six goals this season he would pass original Miami FC forward Romario as the teams all-time leader in goals. Abe has been one of the leaders, on and off the field, since I arrived, said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. Abe is a guy who I wanted back on the field and with Jim Rooney leaving, we felt like we didnt have to go outside the team to bring in our next assistant coach. Shore can offer Thompson some help adjusting to his new role as player and coach because he performed in a similar capacity while with the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers earlier in his career. It was a great stepping stone for me and I feel like Abe is a good fit for the position, said Shore. The last player/coach for the Strikers was Zinho, who recorded five goals and five assists in 2007 while serving as assistant coach. NBA Mid-Season AwardsBy: Pedro Heizer With the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season at the halfway mark, its time to make my picks for the leagues top performers so far this season: Most Valuable Player: LeBron James LeBron, with his 27.9 points per game and leaguebest 32.9 Player Efficiency Rating, is unmatched sta tistically), and he isnt just showing off -his ridiculous numbers have kept the Heat within range of the No. 1 seed despite the absences of Dwyane Wade in January. LeBron is playing his best basketball as a Miami Heat and he deserves to be recog nized for it. Sixth Man of the Year: James Harden His numbers (16.8 points per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game) make him the type of player that could start in just about any other team in the league. Yet, the Thunder guard provides a spark of instant offense and playmaking off the bench and a reliable shooter in the fourth quarter. Rookie of the Year: Ricky Rubio It took almost three years to see Ricky in the NBA, but it was worth the wait. Rubio is having a sensational sea son with the Timberwolves averaging 11.5 points per game and 8.4 assists per game. Not only is he having a good offensive season, but Rubio ranks among the league leaders in both steals and drawing charges. Its hard to argue against numbers like this. Most Improved Player of the Year: Mario Chalmers Yes, there is a guy from New York called Jeremy Lin that is making waves right now, but Chalmers has played more games and has been more consistent than Lin this season. Chalmers has dramatically improved his shooting so that hes no longer a liability on offense, an upgrade that could have a big impact in the playoffs for Miami. Chalmers 11.2 points per game, 47% from three point range, and 51% from the field are all career highs for the third year point guard out of Kansas. Coach of the Year: Doug Collins Its time to give credit where credit is due. Collins is leading a team that some thought would never be a legitimate team to one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Not only that but whats most impressive is that Collins has maintained balance on a team that lacks a traditional star by sharing the ball, relentless motion on offense, the elimination of turnovers and fouls. Collins has devised a system, and in Year Two, he has gotten total buy-in from one of the leagues deepest rosters. Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard Howard is the most dominant defensive player in the league yet again. Despite all the trade talks, Howard is averaging a career high with 15.3 rebounds per game and is the anchor of the Magics defense. Howard is still performing the dirty work that distinguishes him. He is pulling down a career high in rebounds and protecting the paint as well as anybody, except perhaps Ibaka, who is swatting 3.3 shots per game. Dwight Howard. Lebron James. James Harden. Mario Chambers.
31 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have signed forward Halili Nagime for the 2012 season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Halili is another attacking option were bring ing into our group, said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. We expect him to compete and contribute in our quest to win the championship. The 18-year-0ld striker spent last season with Auckland City FC in New Zealand. The team competes in the ASB Premiership which is the highest level of domestic soccer in the country. Nagime was born in Massachusetts, but grew up in Brazil and has dual citizenship.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Fort Lauderdale Strikers Sign Forward Nagime South Alabama in Pivotal SBC East Division EncounterBoca Raton, FL The Florida Atlantic University womens basketball team will close out the regular season with two important home court Sun Belt Conference (SBC) East Division at the FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. First, the Owls will battle the University of South Alabama on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m., before facing Troy University in a Senior Day Game on Saturday, February 25. Both games will determine FAUs standing in the upcoming SBC Championship Tournament. FAU and USA are tied for second place in the East Division with 9-5 league records. The top two teams in each division receive a first-round bye in the conference tournament. It is advantageous for us to play well this week and earning a much more favorable draw in the conference tournament with a second place finish in the East Division, said Chancellor Dugan, FAUs head womens basketball coach. We know the task at hand is for this week. This is what we have worked for all season, putting ourselves in a position where we control your own destiny. We are eager to get this done in front of our home fans this week. The winner of Wednesdays FAU-USA game cannot secure the bye. However, the Owls would be eliminated from contention for sec ond place with a loss, because of SBC tie-break rules. USA defeated the Owls by a score of 66-58 in Mobile, Alabama on February 1. FAU stands 14-11 on the season and its next victory would give the team its first winning season since joining the SBC. The programs last winning season came during the 2005-06 campaign. The team is coming off a 65-41 loss at SBC regular-season champion Middle Tennessee State University on February 18. We have to get back to playing good, solid defense and paying attention to the little details, like rebounding and free-throw shooting, that have been the pillars for our success this season, Dugan said. We have to be the aggressive team on the floor offensively and defensively and be determined to win the battle from the center tipoff to the final buzzer. Sophomore forward Chenise Millercontinues to lead the Owls in scoring (10.7 points per game) and rebounding (7.4 rebounds per game). She has been a double-figure scorer in six of her last seven games, and is tied for seventh in the SBC in rebounding. Senior guard Teri Stamps leads the team with 31 steals and is averaging 7.8 points per contest. Senior forwardApril Goinsis also scoring 7.8 points a game, while collecting 5.3 rebounds per contest. Sophomore guard Lata via Dempseyis tops on the team with 34 three-point field goals, making 34 percent from beyond the arc. She comes off the bench to average seven-and-a-half points per game. Sophomore guard Kimberly Smith is coming off a nine-point outing against MTSU and has made 33 three pointers, including seven in the past two games. Senior guard DaLita Scottrounds out the teams balanced offensive attack at nearly six points. USA stands 16-10 on the season and is coming off a 70-33 home win over Western Kentucky University on February 18. The Jaguars have won five of their past six games. Junior guard Mansa El leads the team in scoring at 12.2 points a game. She tallied 21 points in the first match up against FAU. Senior guard Sarda Peterson is averaging 10.4 points per outing and has made 60 three-pointers. Senior post player Taylor Ammons is tops on the team grabbing 8.6 rebounds a game. The FAU program will recognize its seven seniors before Saturdays game against Troy. Ioana Ivan is Sunshine State Conference By Lance Thomas Lynn Universitys sopho more womens tennis student-athlete Ioana Ivan has been selected Sunshine State Conference Womens Tennis Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday. Ivan was a combined 6-0 at the top singles and doubles flight in a trio of Fight ing Knight victories. The fifth-ranked player in Divi sion II singles, Ivan began a busy week by dispatching Veena Vasquez 6-2, 6-2 in an 8-1 win over Palm Beach At lantic. She also joined Sabine Krause for an 8-1 doubles win over Vasquez and Leydi Zora. Ivan then downed Laura Kemkes 6-1, 6-0 in a 7-2 SSC win over Saint Leo. She and Krause, who form the No. 5 doubles tandem in Division II, defeated the No. 12 duo of Kemkes and Emily Singleton 8-3. The Snagov, Romania native closed out the week with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sabine Goge in the Knights 9-0 conference sweep of Florida Southern. She and Krause combined for an 8-2 win over the No. 20 tandem of Goge and Magda Riutort. Lynn faces Eckerd and Hillsborough Community College in a doubleheader on Saturday, February 25, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Perper Tennis Complex in its next two matches. Fans can follow the action live on Twitter by following @ LUKnights #LUWT.
32 February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 Edition 88Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. SOCCERStrikers Sign ompson as Coach/PlayerSee page 30 BASKETBALLNBA Mid-Season AwardsSee page 30 Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL February 24, 2012 through March 1, 2012 TENNISIoana Ivan Conference Player of the WeekSee page 31 See page 31 See page 29 FAU Battles South Alabama Best Talent in ITC History