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By Dale King BOCA RATON In a venue normally reserved for basketball players, President Barack Obama scored a slam dunk with a speech to students, invited guests, school and Boca city officials, faculty and staff of Florida Atlantic University Tuesday. The chief executive squeezed the address to some 4,500 people into a day that included campaign fundraising stops in Palm Beach Gardens, Hollywood and Miami. The president, who showed up without a suit coat, the sleeves of his white shirt rolled up to the elbows, talked on a number of topics many student related during his halfhour address to a packed house of community leaders and students who were selected by lottery. The group of people standing around the raised podium in the center of the basketball court hooted and applauded the president frequently. After the address, Obama was literally pushed by Secret Service agents through the crowd as he tried to shake hands and greet them. During his address, the president advocated for his tax-the-rich Buffett Plan and urged the crowd to call or tweet their senators and tell them to vote in favor when it comes up for a vote in the upper chamber Art Rocks at the Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Municipal News Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to email@example.com Chuck Kalb & Chris Evans reading the Tribune See page 3 See page 11Wife of Gov. Scott Visits Schools in Boca and Lake ParkCommunity NewsSee page 6Boca Police Dogs Shine in South Flori da K-9 CompetitionMunicipal NewsSee page 11 Obama Scores Slam Dunk With Speech at FAU Arena in Bocasee pg. 3 for storyPhoto Credit: Bob Markey II
2 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support 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: Boca Raton, FL 33497 Blvd., Suite 212 Boca Raton Fl, 33432 For general information : Fax:Marketing Director Chris Catoggio firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Pgs18,19,22,27Games Page 26 Sports Page 30 Quote of the Week: For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence:. 2:3 Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: I have seen a sign that says U-Turn Yield and there is a traffic light with a red arrow. Does this mean I can make a U-turn when the arrow is red? A: No, the red arrow prohibits you from making any turn. The yield sign is in place because vehicles making a right turn have the right of way. Even though you have the green arrow, you must yield to the vehicle making a right turn before you make your U-Turn. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.Bocapolice.com.BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 04/03/2012 13:20 SEA ISLAND LANE Sometime between 1200hrs and 1310hrs on 4/3/2012 unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window and removed an iPad 2 3G. No suspect information. SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 04/02/2012 14:12 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY On 04/02/12, unknown male walked out of Publix Supermarket, 7431 N. Federal Highway without paying for $87.72 of groceries. e suspect le the items outside the store when confronted by store employees and le in black Mustang. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 04/03/2012 21:58 1339 WEST PALMETTO PARK ROAD ree vehicles were burglarized at 1339 W Palmetto Park Rd in front of the U-Fit. Each vehicle had the driver side windows smashed and objects removed that were located in the front seat. VEHICLE THEFT AUTO 04/03/2012 10:20 SW 16TH STREET Resident of this address reported that his 1996 GMC Yukon was stolen between 1715 hrs on 04/02 and 0900 hrs on 04/03/12. VANDALISM 04/04/2012 6:55 ST ANDREWS BOULEVARD An employee came into work this morning and noticed that the two businesses in adjacent suites had smashed windows. No entry was gained on either business. Prints and photos were taken.
3 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.continued from pg. 1 Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune April 15. The proposal seeks to tax those who earn more than $1 million annually at a 30 percent rate the same as the middle class. The plan is named after billionaire Warren Buffett, who has said he pays less in taxes than his secretary. In this country, prosperity has never trickled down from the wealthy. Prosperity has always come from the bottom up, from a strong and growing middle class, said the president. And yet we keep on having the same argument with folks who dont seem to understand how America was built. Noting that many students in the arena are about to graduate, Obama said, The future is uncertain. We have been through three difficult years where we have been economically on the line. The economy is recovering, but it is not where it should be. Too many of your friends and neighbors are looking for work, and too many are looking for security. In a speech that often seemed tailored to a student audience, Obama said that by taxing those with the hefty paychecks, student aid, computer labs and other educational tools and programs could be guaranteed. He noted that many students attend FAU because they get financial aid. That is how I got my education. That is how Michelle got her education. My grandfather got his education through the GI Bill, said Obama. Students reacted with a crescendo of applause when Obama raised his voice and swore that every child born in the U.S. can achieve the American dream by putting blood, sweat and tears behind it. In America, we dont give up. In America, we have a sense of common purpose.Obama Scores Slam Dunk With Speech at FAU Arena in Bocasee pics pg. 17 Pathway To The Stars4th Annual FREE Concert! Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 7PM Amphitheatre Mizner Park 2 Hour Variety ShowConceived and Produced by: Flossy Keesely President Obama Comes to FAU: a Students PerspectiveBy: Gina Onori Hundreds of students crowded in the scorching heat for hours to witness President Obama present his speech at Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday. While some students were seeking answers, others were just pleased to get the day off from class. This line could have been more organized, said 26-year-old Jenni fer Gleesa. Ive been in line for over an hour, its way too chaotic. Gleesa reveals that she wants to know how the President is going to improve things for students. As for 20-year-old Wiliguis Fils-Aime, Im interested in how hes going to improve the health care law, said Fils-Aime. How can you force somebody with health care that they dont want? Due to the unavailability of parking, mul tiple classes at Florida Atlantic University were cancelled. Traffic was directed by Police officials, and the event was guarded with countless security. The sidewalks were blocked off and eventually Law Enforcement put the line on hold and would not allow paying citizens to cross the street towards the arena entrance where President Obama was to make his speech. Ive been in line for over an hour, said FilsAime. I think that Law Enforcement is doing a great job to keep everything under control and President Obama safe. Im just happy I dont have class, said 20-year-old Kyle Hunter. If I had class I wouldnt be in this line. Im not the biggest fan of Obama, but I am here for the experience. Evidently, various students had differ ent aims and hopes for attending President Obamas speech. However, one factor they all had in common was the long, stifling wait in line.
4 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. TheBocaRatonTribune.com ReadYorkie Who Was Loot in House Burglary Returned BOCA RATON The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office says a West Boca family has been reunited with their Yorkshire terrier after the dog gie was stolen from their home along with along with a laptop computer and Xbox. Max, a 4-year-old Yorkie, was recovered when PBSO officers investigated a report that an adult and juvenile were acting suspiciously near homes in the area of Cypress Drive and Lakes of Boca Drive on April 5. Deputies said the suspects were arrested with a carload of property, which included computers, jewelry, iPhones, iPads, an Xbox, DVDs and video games allegedly taken in two home burglaries. A PBSO report says that authorities located the car, a 2-door black Infiniti, parked on Lakes of Boca Drive. It says the driver attempted to put the car in reverse, but was unable because PBSO marked units were blocking. Officers removed two suspects, Rickardo Stephens and a juvenile, from the car and arrested them. That, according to the report, is when the investigators noticed the laptop computer, an Xbox 360 and the small Yorkie dog. PBSO determined the computer, Xbox, jewelry and dog were the property of Jim Riger of Cypress Bend Drive, a home located about two miles from where the car was found. The Yorkie was then reunited with Mr. and Mrs. Riger, the report says. The value of the stolen merchandise was listed at $6,000. Authorities said the dog and other items were taken in a burglary at the Riger home. The sheriffs office alleges the suspects have been committing home burglaries in the Boca Raton area. Detective Michael Valenti, who investigated the case, signed an affidavit saying there is probable cause to charge the two suspects with burglary to a dwelling and grand theft.Boca Hospital Renames Oaks Plaza for Harvey and Phyllis SandlerBOCA RATON -Known for many years as Oaks Plaza, Boca Raton Regional Hospitals medical and retail complex on Glades Road has been renamed Sandler Medical Complex in honor of the generous philanthropy of Harvey and Phyllis Sandler. Numerous physician offices are currently located in the Plaza, along with the Hospitals Davis Therapy Centers and Home Health Services. Harvey and Phyllis have been instrumental in changing the landscape of healthcare in Boca Raton, said Jan Savarick, president of Boca Regionals Foundation. The Sandlers generous philanthropy helped to construct the award-winning Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, which serves as home to the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. New signage, reflective of this name change, now adorns the top of the Pla zas 670 Building. The sig nage is illuminated at night and can be readily seen from Glades Road. Directional ground signage will also be refurbished to complete the sites name change. This is a wonderful way to thank the Sandlers for their support, said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. And in doing so in this manner, we create a fresh and attractive look at the Plaza and link our campus facilities in a much more cohesive fashion.
5 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.
6 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON -Ann Scott, the First Lady of Florida, made a surprise visit to Boca Raton Elementary and Lake Park Elementary March 30. She toured several classrooms and read to students at both schools. Her time at Boca El was short but it did make a lasting impression with the students and staff. Mrs. Scotts love for literacy was evident in that she took the time to read a book to students in three different grade levels (kindergarten, first, and 2ndgrade), said Gerald Riopelle, Boca Raton Elementary principal. Students were excited about her visit, asked a lot of questions about the books she read and what it is like being the First Lady of Florida, he added. After visiting each classroom, Boca Raton Elementary presented her with cards from the students and a bouquet of flowers. During her short visit at Lake Park Elementary, she enthusiastically read to our students, answered any and all of their questions, honored each request to have a picture taken with her, and was receptive to all hugs and high fives. As for me, I am convinced that Ann Scott has a heart for children, said Valerie Reddick Mason, principal at Lake Park Elementary.COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Shearson Financial Services LLCContact Rich 561-866-9800Increase your income in this low interest rate environment. Birth Rate Continues to Drop in Palm Beach County; School Impacts Projected by Next YearThe birth rate in Palm Beach County continues to drop, and should impact classroom population numbers starting next year, says a five-year enrollment projects report prepared by the Palm Beach County School Districts Planning & Real Estate Services division. The report says: Births in Palm Beach County have declined every year since 2007; these declines will impact the number of kindergarten students entering school in August 2013 2016; K-12 enrollment is projected to increase by 5400 students over the next five years; by contrast, the district grew by 4500-5000 students each year between 1985 and 2004. School Enrollment and Demographics Manager Art Wittman said he believes district five-year enrollment projections are an important component of planning for students and schools. These projections identify geographic areas where additional space may be needed in the future. Five-year projections are an integral part of the annual update of the districts capital plan. The projections are useful for other district planning activities. Wittman went on to say, This forecast also helps with identifying options for schools to meet class size reduction through program or boundary changes. The school by school enrollment projections help recognize where staffing adjustments may be needed in upcoming school years. Other highlights of the report include: 70 percent of projected enrollment growth, or 3800 students, is forecast in charter schools; Projected enrollment over five years in the 165 district elementary, middle and high schools is 1100 students elementary decline of 1062 students; middle increase of 1231 students; high gain of 910 students. Aging baby-boomer component is anticipated to makeup a larger share of local housing market; For more information contact Wittman at 561-4348301 or art.wittman@palmbechschools. Wife of Gov. Scott Visits Schools in Boca and Lake Park Young Cancer Patients Made Honorary Submariners at Kids Cancer Center OpeningUnited States Subma rine Veterans Inc., South Florida Base, honored young cancer patients and volunteers Sunday, April 1, to celebrate the grand opening of the Kids Cancer Center on the grounds of Palms West Hospital. Bob Chambers, the organizations Commander, and Keith Reynolds, Vice Commander, presented U.S. Navy caps to 15 young patients and proclaimed them honorary subma riners. This event was a part of the U.S. Sub Vets Inc. KAPSS 4 KIDSS outreach program. The new Kids Cancer Foundation Cancer Center on the grounds of Palms West Hospital includes a research library, computer center, educational resources, financial counseling, nutrition direc tion, classrooms, health and wellness therapy, a teen lounge, playroom, arts center, and an administration office. The Submarine Veterans organization is open to all qualified U.S. submarine veterans. Contact information for the South Florida base can be obtained at USSVI.org First Lady of Florida Ann Scottsee pics on pg. 16
7 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.BOCA RATON The financially troubled Caldwell Theatre Company has had to cancel its final show of the season which was to have been Our Lady of Allapattah by South Florida playwright Christopher DemosBrown. Caldwell is undergoing a process of reorganization which includes the appointment of a court appointed receiver. In a tremendous show of community support, Palm Beach Dra maworks has agreed to honor season subscribers and single ticket holders of Our Lady of Allapattah with the right to attend a performance of either Proof or The Fantastiks. Additional informa tion will be provided to all ticket holders specifying how to redeem Caldwell Theatre tickets with Palm Beach Dramaworks tickets. As much as we wanted to personally honor our ticket holders, it simply wasnt feasible, said Clive Cholerton. We continue to explore all of our options and will make a formal announcement when all the facts have been addressed. We are incredibly apprecia tive of the generosity of Bill Hayes and Sue Ellen Beryl of Palm Beach Dra maworks and trust that ticket holders will feel they have been provided adequate consideration for purchase.COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Third Fine Wine and Canines April 18 at Royal Palm PlaceBy Skip Sheffield Look for the sponsors BMWs and Mini-Coopers parked out front. PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership) will host its third annual spring fundraiser, Fine Wine and Canines, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Monument Plaza of Royal Palm Place at the southwest corner at Mizner Boulevard and Federal Highway in Boca Raton, under the large statue of Addison Mizner. Fine Wine and Ca nines is family-oriented event that combines the best in gourmet dining, a variety of fine wines, live music and the apprecia tion and judging of dogs of all sizes and varieties, all al fresco. The restaurants of Royal Palm Place and other areas will offer their most popular items in appealing bite-sized portions. Participating restaurants include Ana tolia, Biergarten, Caf Auribeau, Chops, Ca rusos, Cyprus Mediter ranean Grill, Estia Greek Taverna, 4th Generation Market, Funky Biscuit, Fusionaire, Jakes Stone Crab, Kin Noodle Bar, Lemongrass Asian, Ninos of Boca II, Raffaele, Spicy Ginger, Super Daves Diner, Tuccis, Yakitori Sake Bar and more. The food will be complemented by red, rose and white wines from top vineyards, provided by Opici. In addition Blue Martini is providing spirits. We are looking forward to the best Fine Wine and Canines event yet, commented co-chair and PROPEL board mem ber Elizabeth Hevert. We have reduced the price this year to just $25 advance or $30 at the door so more people can enjoy food, wine and dogs and benefit children who deserve a helping hand. This years chief judge is Jeffrey Pepper of the Westminster Kennel Dog Show and President of Palm Beach Dog Club. Hosting the event is co median Max Dolcelli. Musical entertainment is by singer Angel Curras. Curras has toured with Nestor Torres, Roscoe Martinez, Louis Canales and Cimarron. His eclectic mix of genres includes Afro-beat, Latin and Trance. PROPEL was founded by Marta and James Batmasian in 2003 as a 501 (c) non-profit organiza tion. PROPEL aims to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. PROPEL locates teachers, mentors and role models who care about our areas youth to volunteer and share their expertise and life experiences first-hand with youth ages 8 to 24. PROPEL focuses primarily on the all-important middle school years. No child is turned away. PROPEL has enlisted a network of 50 or more businesses willing to as sist in practical hands-on training and advice. Pro grams include basic edu cational tutoring, fitness, life skills, music education, higher education and job and college placement. PROPEL also provides fun and friendship for youths in a safe, organized atmosphere. Dog lovers are encouraged to bring their leashed, well-be haved dogs to Fine Wines and Canines whether you want your dog judged or not. However dog ownership is not required. Fine Wines and K-9s offers the opportunity the sample the varied cuisine of Boca Raton in a single evening. The allinclusive price is just $25 advance or $30 the day of the event at the gate, taxdeductable. PROPEL representatives will be on the premises to offer further information. For more information, call director Tolliver Mill er at 561-955-8553, or visit the web site at www. propelyourfuture.com. Caldwell Theatre Cancels Final Show of Season, Citing Money Woes Caldwell Theatre Company.
8 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Dear Dale, Thank you and the Boca Raton Tribune for using the story about the 19th Annual Nicholas R. Chiera Dinner/Auction & Golf Classic. The two-day fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd at the Delray Beach Marriott and Monday, April 23rd at Parkland Golf & Country Club. We really appreciate the coverage of this event that helps kids battling cancer. Kind regards, Liana Barbarosh Tilson PR To the editor: So far, 425 teens who participated in the Do the Write Thing Challenge, their parents and teachers, have RSVPd to see the preview screening of the nationally-ac claimed film, Bully. Pepe Fanjul Jr. arranged for the film to be brought to Palm Beach County ahead of national release so kids and their families would have the opportunity to see it free of charge and have the conversation that is so important. The film will be shown Wednesday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Muvico Parisian at CityPlace, Theater 16, 545 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach Sincerely, Elaine Meier To the Boca Raton Tribune: The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce strives to support strong business through educational programs and opportunities that engage the business, non-profit and residential communities. The 5th Annual American Fine Wine Competition Gala will be on Thursday, April 19th at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boca Chambers Golden Bell Education Foundation! Join us at this great celebration! Sincerely, Troy McLellan, CCE, President and CEO, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce My wife and I recently attended a conference at a West Palm Beach hotel. We were having breakfast when we noticed a large number of people gathering in the walkways around the dining area. Im talking about massive crowds, and everyone was well-dressed. I thought maybe it was a group for another seminar or conference. So I asked a few people what was going on. It seems the hotel was hosting a job fair that day. Hence the reason for men to wear suits and women to don their best outfits. There were all types of people there, young and old, white and black, some carrying expensive briefcases and talking on Smartphones; others carrying papers in manila folders.. The group had one thing in common. Not one of them had a job. And there were hundreds of people in a crowd that circled the main floor of the hotel and spread through the front door out to the parking lot. Id estimate 600 people, maybe up to thousand, had come looking for work. I was a little stunned. I was under the impression that the jobless rate was getting smaller that jobs were becoming more abundant. Apparently not in Palm Beach County; apparently not among the hundreds of people who made their way to the hotel on a scorching hot Florida day. Everyone seemed to have a story. One woman said shed been unemployed since 2008. Her unemployment benefits had run out. She has no car, so she took a bus from Boynton Beach to Federal Highway and then walked a couple of miles to the hotel. This woman was desperate for herself and for her daughter. Desperation seemed to echo among many in the crowd. What was particularly strange was how shabbily the crowd was treated by those who arranged this fair. People were herded like cattle. I even heard some of them crying out, Moo, moo, mocking the fair staff. I looked out the glass door at the crowd of people standing in the hot, midmorning sun, sweating, fanning themselves and wondering what was going on. Few of their questions got answered. And in the meantime, sweat was soaking through their nice suits and fancy dresses. Clearly, the people running this event didnt know what they were doing which just added insult to injury. Imag ine hundreds of people who had been looking for jobs unsuccessfully for two years or more being treated to one more indignity. It supported a theory I have held for some time that the general population has a dim view of the unemployed. Jobless people are considered to be lazy, good-for-nothings with few skills and little education. I remember once hearing Rush Limbaugh who lives in an expensive home in Palm Beach call unemployed people lazy. If you can imagine, the worst was yet to come. After this group waited hours to get into the job fair after they were ignored in the hot sun as if they were thirdclass citizens they went through the doors of the job fair to find no more than a dozen perhaps fewer potential employers. At least one company wasnt even accepting resumes; they just referred the crowd to its website. Some colleges were on hand, just looking to sign people up for courses, but offering no jobs. A radio station from Belle Glade was also there. I have a new take on unemployment because of this experience. If you hear government figures saying things are going great in the job market, forget it. Youre being lied to. The unemployment rate is still high and jobs are still in short supply. The unemployed are suffering most of those I talked to had lost their benefits. These people arent lazy. They went out of their way to answer a call and they got a pittance for their efforts. Shame on the people who promised a job fair and offered only cattle call. EDITORIAL All letters to the editor should be sent to: used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor 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 Job Fair or Cattle Call?
9 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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 Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING How Reliable Are You?Any society to thrive and survive, depends on the interactions and transactions among its human constituents. Any relationship or institution will advance only to the extent that those involved in it act responsibly by showing they are reliable, not just in major issues but also in small ways. In fact, it is normally faithfulness in small dealings which provides the needed clue for others to engage in greater, more significant transactions in society. A casual, thoughtless, irresponsible attitude wont ever do! Some people often wonder why they were bypassed in a promotion, or why their salary was not increased when it was expected, or why a certain commendation did not come to them at the moment it was anticipated. Perhaps an honest, internal look into ones personal reliability, or lack thereof, may offer the needed clue! All this stems from a solid, human, common-sense principle: No relationship will last, no business will expand, no diplomatic effort will succeed, if a persons word cannot be taken seriously. This remains true both personally as well as corporately. One will never advance in anything if he or she customarily only says what they assume to be what others desire to hear. But it is the delivery that ultimately counts! Many individuals will lose their credibility after a while, if they repeatedly engage in unreliable, irresponsible prac tices, even when their intention is not necessarily dishonest or malicious. Such persons will very quickly run out of valid excuses. There was a time, especially in American society, when major deals were closed with a mere hand-shake. Ones word, backed by appropriate actions, is and should always be a most significant asset, a most precious commodity, both to ones personal reputation and, most importantly, because it is the proper thing to demonstrate. People cannot take refuge in the excuse that they are wired differently, which makes them act in a certain fashion. To live meaningfully and effectively in the world people constantly need to adapt themselves to varied, less desirable situa tions, just as much as they do with more pleasant conditions they prefer. Anything short of that is pure mediocrity, as well as irresponsibility; it denotes an unreliable posture, totally void of any justification. Life can be a more enjoyable adventure when we are faithful in small things as well as in bigger issues. It all pertains to ones planning of ac tivities and apportioning the time needed to accomplish every task. And being reliable is never an insurmountable effort; it is a key ingredient which allows human relationships to excel, while impacting other lives eager to emulate that essential quality one can easily project! Congrats FAU! I am so proud to have this great university in our backyard. What a wonderful experience we had Tuesday with the White House, President Barack Obama, the staff and his security people. They were so professional. The same thing can be said about the Florida Atlantic University Police, faculty, staff and volunteers who worked so hard on this historical day for Boca and for our FAU, so professional! Congratulations! Kudos for Chief Alexander and Boca Raton Police officers The Boca Raton Police Services Department also did a great job during President Obamas visit to Boca Raton. Congrats to Chief Dan Alexander and the team. I am now waiting for the presidential debate at Lynn University in the fall. Other good professionals: I dont know if everybody knows that I am involved with a commercial cleaning services company. Im used to dealing with building owners and tenants; Ive been doing it for more than 10 years and I never knew a company so helpful with their tenants as Investments Limited. Our company offices are located in one of their buildings and, in the beginning, I thought the reason they give us so many attention was because we are the local newspaper and they were trying to look good. I was completely wrong! After knowing many of their tenants around the city, I have found they are exceptional partners with their tenants. They do so much to support their tenants businesses and make them succeed. If you are looking for a commercial property to rent, Investments Limited should be your first stop. Not so professional Heres a different story, one from about a week ago. I attended an event in downtown Boca and one person was so rude with me because of something that one of our columnists had written. This ridiculous scene was a big disappointment to me and for the people that were with me and saw the bad attitude of this person. I used to think this was a nice person who knows how to handle people, but this person did not seem to recognize that people can disagree without being rude. I am still thinking perhaps that person was not having a good day, and I am still waiting for an explanation of what happened that day. As everybody knows, respect is a two-way road. I realize that I still make mistakes about judg ing people. And communica tion is such an important way to settle matters. Respect is a two way road. We work hard every week to bring news from our community to our community. Sometimes keeping people informed makes some of the people unhappy. Important things for one are irrelevant for others. So, we give the citizens the opportunity to hear the other side of the story. This really makes those who dont want to spread the news upset. This is not what we are looking to do. We look for the truth. This is why we will always have an open mic for our community. We have a commitment to deliver the news, but we are also open to hearing your point of view. If you have a different point of view than what one of our columnists has written, send us an e-mail or a letter and we will publish it. I really mean this. We will not accept debates about people, but we will print the facts, and not get into discussions that become personal arguments. This is what the newspaper is for. Something different than this is not a newspaper. Lets keep the news alive. See you next week. Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. He is a writer, a sought-after conference speaker, a man 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. Quote of the week: I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby Flossy, the big star.I will try to keep one stars picture in my column every week. This is the picture for our biggest star, Flossy Keesley, who is going to celebrate her birthday with the traditional Pathway to the Stars performance April 22 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Flossy welcomed my Mon and me in her penthouse last week. She treated us most kindly and shared information about the upcoming show, which takes place four days after her actual birthday April 18. Flossy also shared some advice. The one thing I will make sure to follow is: Keep making younger friends! My Mon said she liked this one: Dont give so many importance to how old are you. This is nobodys business.
10 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. JARC Marks 26th Anniversary With Festive GalaBOCA RATON On Sunday, March 11, special friends and clients of the Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) celebrated the 26th year of the truly noteworthy orga nization. The festivities chaired by Judy Levis Markhoff were held at Boca West Country Club. More than 400 guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail hour, spectacular silent & live auctions and an elegant dinner. Boca Magazine, Capital Grille and Blooming dales served as 2012 Gala partners. WPTV News Channel 5 Anchor Michael Williams led the program featuring a special video showcasing the opportunities that JARC provides for men and women with disabilities in the community. The evening was made memorable by Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin this years keynote speaker. Dr. Debra Hallow, executive direc tor, received a tribute for her 18 years of service and dedication to this organization. Her ac complishments were recognized with a presentation from JARC Board President Ron Siegel and Markhoff. This year, JARC introduced the Grant Challenge. The challenges purpose is to raise funding for a wheelchair accessible van valued at between $30-40,000. Lisa and Joseph Bensmihen matched $10,000 in donations to enable JARC to purchase the van. Long time JARC supporters, Martin & Edith Stein gifted $18,000 to this endeavor. The gala, our most recent fundraising event, was most successful due to the efforts of people like Judy Levis Markhoff who not only chaired the event but generously underwrote the gorgeous centerpieces and our fabulous keynote speaker. Ellen Gechter, gala auction chair, coordinated the logistics of the live and silent auctions and created the silent auction baskets. The baskets displayed were a beautiful showcase, stated Dr. Hallow. The Jewish Association for Residential Care is a nonsec tarian organization which provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with development disabilities. The mission in partnership with the families of the clients is to promote independence, dignity and self-respect in order to create more fulfilling lives. see pics on pg.16Boca Cadet Johann Douglas Tells of Experiences at Youth Conference in D.C.,BOCA RATON -Ca det Master Sergeant Johann Douglas from the Boca Ra ton Composite Squadron was proud to represent the Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary, and his school, American Heritage, at the National Youth Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. He was selected from thousands of nominees to attend the weeklong event. In his one year with the CAP, he has moved rapidly up the ranks and is the squadrons high school element leader. Cadet Douglas, a sophomore and honor student, hopes one day to attend the Air Force Academy and serve his country. With this in mind, he devoted his time at the conference to learning the various aspects of National Security. During the forum I learned more about how the government handles threats, both hostile and friendly na tions, in a diplomatic and professional manner, he said. Upon arrival, we were split into groups and chose jobs based on our interests in one of the following areas, executive branch, intelligence, defense and public affairs. To help us get a better understanding of all parts of national security we attended multiple lectures on North Korea, military law and Navy crime investigation. On the final two nights of the forum our groups knowledge and teamwork was put to the test, as we were given a realistic situation regarding the North Korean nuclear program. During the three hours in the simulation, things were constantly changing, as new reports and events came to us and we had to adjust our strategy accordingly. The fast pace and constant changes that occurred during the simulation allowed me to see how essential communication is. Not just between the branches of government but also between government agencies and even the press. Just like the government, we worked through the problem with diplomacy, but had military options always on stand-by. Along with the simula tion and lectures, I met with military officers from every branch of the armed forces and recruiters from the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and some well-known military colleges such as Virginia Military Institute. Site visits were also a part of the conference. I was able to visit Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, the Smithsonians Air and Space Museum and Arlington Na tional Cemetery. The skills and knowledge I gained from the forum are ones that I hope to use in my future as a student, cadet and professional in the work force. My time spent in Washington is something I will never forget. Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The Boca Raton Composite Squadron meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building at Boca Raton Airport. For more information about CAP or the Squadron call or email Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Doug las Macdonald at (561)-2517935 or mailto:dbmac1@msn. com.Check out the websites: www.flwg.us,www.group6cap. org, www.capboca.org.COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Cadet Master Sergeant Johann Douglas is shown visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during his week of participating in a Youth Conference.
11 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.BOCA RATON The Art School of the Boca Ra ton Museum of Art held its Art Rocks fundraiser March 10 and delighted an audience of over 200 with a fun-filled evening that included a silent auction, raffle, music and a multitude of original works of art created by the gifted Art School instructors on display and available for purchase. Chairperson Andrea Kline presided over the evening that celebrated The Art Schools ongoing commitment to make art accessible and engaging for everyone in the community. Kline also recog nized the ongoing support and dedication of the Art Rocks honoreesBetty and Marvin Koenig and Beverly and Jack Circle. In addition to honoring these deserving volunteers, the evening was dedicated to a beloved Art School instructor, Lila Lewental who passed away in the summer of 2011. Lilas close friend, Barbara Kirby, spoke of the bond they cultivated through jewelry design courses at The Art School. Rebecca Sanders, director of the Art School, presented the 2011-2012 Milton and Florence Hoffman Sculpture Scholarship Award to two Art School students, Ella Levy and Cynthia Russell, in recog nition of excellence and commitment to their craft. The Award recognizes talented sculpture students who are enrolled in a sculpture course at the school and support their continued education. Sanders also encouraged attendees to increase low-income students ac cess to the visual arts by underwriting the cost of attendance to the Art Schools Youth Summer Art Camp. Last years donations allowed 128 scholarship students to attend the art camp. After the evenings presentations, guests enjoyed frozen confections courtesy of event sponsor Mootzs Homemade Italian Ice.see pics on pg. 16 Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Commissioners Attend Student Robotics CompetitionBOCA RATON -On Friday, March 30, Commissioner Steven Abrams, joined by Commissioner Paulette Burdick, County Administrator Robert Weisman and Office of Community Revitalization Director Houston L. Tate, attended a VIP Breakfast at the 2012 South Florida FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition held at Florida Atlantic Universitys Boca Ratons campus. High school students from throughout Florida spent six intense weeks designing and building robots for the competition that showcased their hard work. The competition fea tured 42 teams of students and engineering and technical mentors competing for recognition in design excellence, competitive play, sportsmanship and partnerships between schools, businesses and communities. Participating FIRST students are eligible to apply for more than $14 million in scholarships from 130 leading universities and colleges. The competition exemplifies the power of education through inspiration, teamwork and selfdiscipline. Art Rocks at the Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Commissioner Burdick and Commissioner Abrams.The Palm Beach County Commission has postponed to the April 17 meeting discussion of a conceptual alignment for the extension of Congress Avenue from Park Lane to Alternate A1A. The commission also took the following action at its March 20 meeting: Supervisor of Elections agreed to exercise a sublease renewal option to June 2016 with Huttig Building Products for warehouse space used by the Supervisor of Elections Office for support operations and ballot tabulation. Glades Utility Author ity directed legal staff to pursue pre-lawsuit conflict resolution procedures and to file suit seeking a court-appointed independent receiver to take over the Glades Utility Authority. Inspector General rejected a proposed settlement agreement and ordinance amendments pertaining to funding of the Office of Inspector General. Airport agreed to go out for a request for proposals (RFP) from companies wishing to provide on-demand ground transportation services, including taxis, executive sedans, limousines and shared ride services, at Palm Beach International Airport. Island Way directed staff to advertise for a public hearing on April 17 for selection of an alignment for the unincorporated section of Island Way (Jupiter Park Drive/Western Corridor), a proposed new road from Jupiter Park Drive to Indiantown Road. State Road 7 adopted a resolution in support of FDOTs proposed extension of State Road 7 to Northlake Blvd. Lewis Center approved a phased opening, beginning July 2, for the new Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, which will serve as the main point of access for homeless services in central Palm Beach County. NewKita Group directed staff to negotiate an option agreement with NewKita Group, Inc. for the donation of 11.8 acres of county-owned surplus property in Belle Glade for development of a multiuse recreational and community center complex; contingent upon a land appraisal at the organizations expense. Building codes approved an ordinance repealing 2007 amendments to the Florida Building Code pertaining to Chapter 1 administration, the basic wind speed map of Palm Beach County, plumbing codes, and building codes for turf and landscape irrigation systems, and replacing them with the 2010 Palm Beach County amendments to the Florida Building Codes. Water mains approved a special assessment of $20 per abutting foot for property owners on 181st Street North and 182nd Road North in the Limestone Creek neighborhood (unincorporated Jupiter) for water main improvements. Underage drinking approved an ordinance pertaining to the posting of signs by vendors advising that the sale and/or serving of alcohol to persons under age 21 is prohibited.County Commission Postpones Hearing on Congress Avenue ExtensionBoca Police Dogs Shine in South Florida K-9 CompetitionBOCA RATON On Saturday, March 24, officers from the Boca Raton Police Departments K-9 Unit participated in the inaugural South Florida K-9 Competition, hosted by the Boynton Beach Police Department. This community event, which helped raise money for the Boynton Beach Police Departments K-9 Unit, had 28 K-9 teams from Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties competing for the Top Dog title. Officer Neil Mason, rec ognized as one of the top K-9 trainers in the state of Florida, was selected as a judge for the competition. The timed obstacle course required the K-9s to jump over fences, crawl through barrels, climb walls and apprehend a bad guy. Officer Stephen Mercer and K-9 partner Czita took third place overall with a time of 1:42, placing behind first and second by mere sec onds. Officer Shawn Lyman and his K-9 partner Max placed sixth, with a time of 1:52. Sergeant Mick Carrasquel, who supervises the unit, had nothing but praise for his officers and their K-9 partners, An incredible amount of time and effort goes into everyday K-9 training, both at work and at home. This competition highlights their skills and dedication.
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13 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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 17th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival debuted Thursday April 12 with Robot & Frank at the Muvico Parisian at CityPlace, West Palm Beach. That same evening, there was a rooftop opening night party at Two City Plaza, 701 S. Olive Ave. Guest of honor was June Lockhart, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the annual Silver Screen Splash, to be held this year Sunday, April 15 with a brunch at the Lake Pavilion on the West Palm Beach waterfront. Boca Raton will have a presence with regular PBIFF screenings beginning April 13 at Mizner Park Cultural Centre. June Lockhart, whose latest film Zombie Hamlet is making its American debut at PBIFF, is happy to be back visiting in South Florida. I have had a rich full life, commented Lockhart in a telephone interview. I got a lifetime achievement award at the Arrowood Film Festival too. I love South Florida, and I am happy to be honored by Palm Beach International Film Festival. I always say acting is what I do, not what I am. June Lockhart, born in New York City in 1925, is a third generation performer. In fact there are five stars on Hollywoods Walk of Fame. Two of them are for June, nominated for an Emmy for her television work with Lassie and Lost in Space. She won a Tony Award for Best Debut Performance and an Associated Press Woman of the Year in Drama Award. In California Lockhart has been recently involved with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic whose concerts she emcees. I believe in staying ac tive and creative, she says. When someone suggested I do `Zombie Hamlet, I thought why not? Ive done a little of everything, from Broadway to live TV to Westerns, an animal show and outer space. PBIFF runs through April 19 at several Palm Beach County loca tions. Individual tickets are $10 ($7 seniors). For more information call 561-3620003 in Boca Raton or go to www.pbfilmfest.org. Peter Max in South Florida Saturday, April 21 Colorful artist Peter Max makes his annual pilgrimage to South Florida with stops at Wentworth Galley, 819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 (954468-0685) and Wentworth Town Center, Boca Raton 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 21 (561-338-0804). Every year Peter Max is up to something bigger. In the past year he was designated the official artist for the 100th anniversa ry of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. He painted a piano for Ringo Starr in 2005 which was auctioned off Feb. 12, 2012 at the Grammy Awards MusiCares event honoring Sir Paul McCartney. It was the highest-bid item in the 22year history of the event. He created a poster of Taylor Swift, which sold out on her website, and for the piece de resistance, he was commissioned by Norwegian Cruise Line to design the artwork for the lines newest ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. Its one of the big gest ships in the world, Max boasts. It costs $1 billion. The ship is being built in Holland and it will be coming to New York in around six months. They plan to berth it on the docks on the west side of Manhattan, near my studio. If that werent momentous enough for the artist, who turns 75 Oct. 19, he will be returning to Shanghai, China, where he spent his childhood until age 10, for the first time in more than 50 years. Three of my guys are already there, preparing for big shows in Shang hai and Nanking, he reveals. My nanny taught me how to draw in Shanghai when I was just 3. She helped me develop the movement of my hands with circles, squares and zigzags. Max has created more than 150 portraits of the most famous people in the world in his lengthy ca reer. There is no admission charge to the Wentworth Galleries. B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 13 See page 1817th Palm Beach International Film Festival runs April 12-19FOOD REVIEW 17th Palm Beach International Film Festival Runs April 12-19ENTERTAINMENT
14 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON -Lynn Universitys fashion management students are hosting their 9th annual spring fashion show on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., in the Louis and Anne Green Center on campus. The student-produced show, titled I Love New York, will highlight ensembles and define styles from New Yorks five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. The sixth borough will feature South Florida looks designed and modeled by Lynn fashion students. Our spring fashion show is the highlight of the year, said HYPERLINK http://www.lynn. edu/about-lynn/campusdirectory/LDandeo Lisa Dandeo, associate professor in Lynns HYPERLINK http://www.lynn. edu/academics/colleges/ business-and-management College of Business and Management and coordina tor of the fashion management program. A runway show of this size requires a lot more than regular class time of these students. Twelve students in Dandeos 300-level business fashion class are charged with producing, directing, staging and marketing the show. This year, the students will take on an ambitious New York-style, red patent leather catwalk and will incorporate clothing from local vendors. More than 50 Lynn students, staff and faculty have been cast and have volunteered to model in the show. The show will also fea ture custom-created couture by Season 9 Project Runway contestant Amanda Perna during the Manhattan scene, as well as custom rhinestone bathing suits by local designer Cindy Winkler. In order to gain experience for their own spring production, they [Lynn fashion management students] have been working with groups to produce couture fashion shows at Trumps Mar-a-Lago mansion and for high-end designers, including Carolina Herrera and Oscar del la Renta, said Dandeo. In addition, many of our students have volunteered at fashion weeks across the nation including Miami, New York City and Las Vegas. Im very proud of them and their dedica tion to the fashion industry. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a New York-themed street market, featuring items from fashion show vendors, adjacent to the Green Center on campus. Raffle ticket drawings will begin at 7:15 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Lynn Universitys Fashion Management Program. The spring fashion show is open to the public. General admission tickets are $10. V.I.P. tickets (that include premier seating and goody bags) are $20. Willcall tickets can be reserved by calling 561-237-7011.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL BRT BRT BRT BRT BRT I Love New York Spring Fashion Show Hits the Runway April 24 at Lynn
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16 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Art Rocks at the Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of ArtB BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL GLADES MEDICAL GROUP Services Include: Medicare + Most Insurances Ageless Energetics @ Glades Medical Group 561-394-3088 Any chemical peel or Botox injection only $199 SPOTLIGHT Jody Grass and Andrea Kline. Dr. Jerry and Rhoda Dersh. Wendy Acevedo and Marcia Weber. David and Rasheena Taub. Rebecca Sanders, Cynthia Russell, Hanna Stanton, and Steven Maklansky. JARC Marks 26th Anniversary With Festive Gala Edith & Martin Stein with Dr. Debra Hallow. From left, Judy Levis Markhoff, gala chair & grand benefactor; Michael Williams and Marlee Matlin. FAU President Dr. MJ Saunders & Dr. Debra Hallow.Young Cancer Patients Made Honorary Submariners at Kids Cancer Center Opening Zoe with her new submariner cap and certificate.U.S. Submarine Veterans Bob Chambers (center back), Commander of the South Florida Base, and Keith Reynolds (left back), Vice Commander, thank Kids Cancer Center volunteers.
17 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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 B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Obama Scores Slam Dunk With Speech at FAU Arena in Boca Marleen Forkas 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. State Representative Steve Perman Councilwoman Constance Scott and Husband Tom Bill and Roxanna Trinka Jennifer OFlannery Anderson FAU President Mary Jane Saunders with her husband Dr. George Newkome Howard Schnellenberger Councilwoman Susan Haynie and husband Neil Andrew Duffell, Carol Cutler, Lonnie Maier, and Albert Livingston
18 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Dinner at Josefs Ta ble features 7 appetizers of which we sampled but three-bubbling hot, plump escargot, out of shell, baked in garlic and herb butter with a touch of curry and Pernod and delicious. The grilled calamari, short, wide strips, braised escarole, garlic, cannellini beans and heirloom tomatoes had an unusual taste and texture that was most pleasing. Josefs country pate of pork, veal liver, foie gras, truffles and brandy was a true rough hewn country version that we applaud. We sampled the menus beef, barley and mushroom soup, hearty and filling. In addition, we had the days special of a creamy, smooth shrimp bisque we recommendcheck your specials! Of the 3 salads, the nut crusted warm goat cheese version with navel orange slices, grape tomatoes, dried cranberries and greens had a very tasty honey-raspberry vinaigrette. 10 entrees on the standard menu included a fine roasted half duck with a very tasty sweet potato mousseline and mixed grilled vegetables in a lovely fig and port wine sauce. A second tasting was of Wiener Salon Goulash with veal and caramelized onions in a Hungarian paprika sauce with old fashioned fresh herb spaetzle, then a tasting of Wiener Schnitzel (veal version)lightly breaded scaloppini style with a Lingonberry sauce. Both these Viennese staples were rich with flavor and rec ommended. Other entrees included an herb crusted half rack of lamb, a 12 ounce Waygu beef chopped steak, a center cut filet mignon, grilled organic salmon filet, roasted shrimp, spaghetti Bolog nese and Maxs chicken. Turning again to the daily specialwe had Josefs fine Grave Lachscured organic salmon with lemon -honey dill sauce and black American caviar in an endive leaf shell. The Diver scallops, huge bivalves, seared to perfection arrived with a celery root puree and Morel mushrooms beurre blanc Great! The crowning glory of the specials was a mini tureen of Josefs Cioppino a mlange of scallops, lobster tail, shrimp, calamari and mussels in a tomato broth with a dash of Pernod. Once again if it is on your menu Do order it! The other specials to round out a nice selectionincludes whole roasted yellowtail snapper, a lemon sole almondine, Belgium beer mussels and a 16 ounce grilled veal porterhouse chop. A half dozen desserts were presented and we chose a fantastic, gluten free, flourless chocolate tart rich enough to satisfy any chocoholic. A very light lime and ginger crme brulee was finewe had not sampled this version beforeBra vo! Josefs fine touch emerged in the Apfel Strudel sauted apples + raisins layered between sugar and cinnamonspiced phyllo dough with whipped creama wonderful ending to a wonderful experience. The pricing structure is reasonable, considering this is a quality restaurant. The wine listing of their Reserves includes French and American reds and whites, plus Italian redsthese are pricy. Their standard lists are quite in line for the 8 reds and 8 whites, per bottle. Half bottles and sparkling wines abound and one may try the Sommelier Tasting Offerings either the 2 oz or 4 oz pour. Tableside offerings by the glass are also available. JosefsTableunderstated elegancewell staffed with knowledgeable and helpful servers is located at the Polo Shoppes, 5030 Champion Blvd. in Boca Raton (561-353-2700). This European fusion restaurant was established in December,2011. Dinner hours are 5PM till closing (kitchen serves till 9:30PM) 7 days. There is a full bar with several food specials to chose from. We rate Josefs Table quite highly and suggest youGo and Enjoy! FOOD REVIEWBy Marc Kent Gourmet Dining? Sit at Josefs Table!
19 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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 blues blossom in downtown Boca this Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 at the first Biscuit Fest, to be held at the Funky Biscuit at Royal Palm Place. Featured acts are Room Full of Blues with David Shelley & Bluestone Thursday; The Lee Boys with Michael Allman and the Funky Biscuit All-Stars Friday and Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers with Sistah Mary Beth Saturday. Weve been doing well with jazz at the Funky Biscuit, said manager-partner Al Poliak. We want to be known as the source for all kinds of popular music in Boca: blues, funk, jazz and jam bands. This will be our biggest show with the biggest names yet. We hope to offer even more variety next year Room Full of Blues is one of the longest-running acts in blues music. The group was founded in Rhode Island in 1967 and has played continuously with a changing cast of characters (more than 50 musicians so far) playing driving, horn-based power blues. Singer Phil Pemberton is one of the newest members of the club, having joined two and a half years ago. The band last visited South Florida in 2006, but I have never been there, Pemberton reveals. Those are my vocals on the latest album, Hook, Line and Sinker. We wanted to get something out quickly, so we mostly did classic covers. Room Full of Blues are the very definition of road warriors. They are riding all the way from New England to Boca Raton on their tour bus. Our bus is not the newest or the nicest, but I can say I sleep in the same bunk Sugar Blue used to sleep, jokes Pemberton. Last year we played the King Biscuit blues festival. Now we are looking forward to the Funky Biscuit. The Lee Boys and Jimmy Thackery are personal favorites of Al Poliak. The Lee Boys are out of Floridaa really powerful gospel-funk group, Poliak explains. Jimmy Thackery is a good friend of mine. We come from the same Maryland-D.C. area. As a guitarist, he rules. Tickets are $35 for all three days or $15 advance, $18 at the door for Room Full of Blues and Jimmy Thackery or $12 advance, $15 at the door for the Lee Boys. Call 561-395-2929 or go to www.funkybiscuit.com. A Younger Than Spring time South Pacific South Pacific is one of those evergreen Rodgers and Hammerstein classics that will never go out of style. The roadshow production at Broward Center through April 22 hits all the right notes, with a perfect balance of comedy, drama and social commentary, but there are a couple of casting quirks. Uruguayan Marcelo Guzzo has the requisite operatic baritone and regal presence as French expatriate Emile de Becque, but he is considerably younger than some of his illustrious predecessors in the role. The actors I have seen playing the role have all appeared to be in their late 50s to early 60s. Guzzos de Becque states at one point he is an old man of 44. That makes him much closer in age to Jennie Sophias Ensign Nellie Forbush, who is supposed to be younger by at least 20 years than the haunted French widower. Sophia was having a little trouble with the consistency of her hick from the sticks Arkansas accent but her singing is wonderful. The two children who play de Becques Polynesian children look more African than South Pacific native, which adds a sharper edge to Nellies inherent racism, which inspires the sarcastic Youve Got to be Carefully Taught. These are minor quibbles actually. Christopher Marriner leads a fine cast of comically lovesick Sea Bees. Shane Donovan has a lovely tenor that ac cents the yearning of his Lt. Cable for the exquisite Tonkanese girl Liat (Hsin-Yu Liao). Hannah Isabel Bautista really runs away with the comic role of Liats crazy mom, Bloody Mary. We really do believe this woman is chewing betel nuts and getting high all the time. So laugh with Pounds of Fun and swoon with Some Enchanted Evening and This Nearly Was Mine. It is perfectly all right. Tickets start at $25.25. Call 954-462-0222 or go to www. browardcenter.org.ENTERTAINMENT A First Biscuit Fest at Funky Biscuit Boca Raton Room Full of Blues. Bloody Mary and Peter Coombs. 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. 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22 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.March 27, 2012, a day that will go down in infamy here in this great city of Boca Ra ton.why? Because, the collective voice of the citizens was heard in the council chambers, over the airways and above the rooftops going right into the hearts and minds of the people..Outstanding. Of the dozen or so brave souls that took to the microphone and voiced their displeasure at the gang of four s written and video antics, a common theme emerged. We are the people who elect you Align yourself with the people The people of Boca Ra ton have spoken. and, then, a glorious thank you to the council Because of the ads they saw, the people are now involved. This theme could not have been clearer. The people are watching and they are asking! The first question that is being asked is how did all this acrimony on the airways get paid for? Well a look at the public record offers a glimpse into the process and raises even more questions then can be easily answered. To begin, the March 9th financial reports filed by Mr. Chapman and Councilman Majhess reflect interesting differences. Mr. Chapman listed contributions and loans in the cumulative amount of $120,235. Councilman Majhess listed the amount at $60,303. A two to one ratio challenger to incumbent. Mr. Chapmans report reflects 57 contributors at the maximum amount of $500. Councilman Majhess reports 34 contributors at that level. These are startling differences. But the most startling is that the reports do not seem to reflect by who and how the television campaigns were paid. Digging a little deeper!!!! Also contained in the public record are other filings. In addition to the monies raised by the candidates, two Elec tioneering Communication Organizations (ECOs) spent large sums of money to influence the vote in this local Boca Raton election. Restore Florida one of these ECO groups, is a Tallahassee based organization headed by attorney Mark Herron. This ECO was established Jan. 23, 2012 and was used exclusively for the Boca Raton election. Restore Florida reported raising $55,000 and spent $53,335 on television ads and production costs. Hence the extensive saturation of our local television channels. The entire amount came from two contributors: $35,000 from Ken Griffin and $20,000 from Marc Bell. Who are these guys??? Marc Bell is the owner of Marc Bell Capital Partners, a private equity firm, located in Boca Raton, Florida with interests in entertainment, publishing, internet, hospitality and real estate. He is CEO of an internet-based social networking group and online personal sites. In addition to these, he controls the Penthouse lifestyle brand. Of special note is that Wikipedia identifies Mr. Bell as a partner in a number of restaurant and nightclub related ventures including one in downtown Boca Ratons Mizner Park, the nightclub Spin. Ken Griffin is a Chicago billionaire who is the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Citadel, LLC. According to Wikipedia, Mr. Griffin is thought to have a net worth in excess of a billion dollars and Citadel is listed as having over ten billions in assets under management. Mr. Griffin recently was the subject of a Bloomberg magazine cover story. He grew up in Boca Raton and graduated from Boca Raton Community High School. He is a well known art collector and an avid contributor to political campaigns. So the question remains: What were they thinking??? One has to wonder what the gang of four was thinking by using the weight of their public office in television commercials to oust another sitting city council member. Considering this was their stated objective, how curious is it that contributions to this ECO provided the gang of four the actual means to achieve their goal. A real but unacknowledged benefit afforded to these council members, dont you think? And now for the rest of the story!!!! The other ECO is called Voters Response. Voters Response is a Tallahassee based organization headed up by attorney/lobbyist Dave Ramba. Dave Ramba is also the lobbyist for the Palm Beach County Firefighters and Paramedics Union. Voters Response raised $30,000 and spent $28,378.50 in the Boca Raton election. Unlike Restore Florida, Voters Response has existed for several years before its efforts in this Boca Raton race. So be it!!! Boca Raton will unquestionably recover from the damaging effects of this last elec tion cycle. Perhaps it would have started on March 27th had the gang of four collec tively, or even any member of the gang individually, demonstrated that he or she may have actually recognized the wrong ness of their actions. But alas, not one sign that they have gotten the messagenot even maybe. Thank you city council for this election cycle and its unintended but welcomed consequence. Al ZucaroMONDAY, April 16 6 p.m., COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, in Police Services Detectives First Floor Conference Room at Police Station. TUESDAY, April 17 9:30 p.m., PLANNING ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD, at City Hall, First Floor Conference Room. 5 p.m., HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD, at Boca Raton Community Center Annex Wednesday, April 18 Noon, BEAUTIFICA TION COMMITTEE, City Hall First Floor Conference Room 4 p.m., LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD, at Spanish River Library & Community Center 6 p.m., BOCA RATON AIRPORT AUTHORITY Thursday, April 19 6:30 p.m., PLANNING & ZONING BOARD, City Hall Council Chamber. 7 p.m., ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD, at Boca Raton Community Center AnneX.MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Boca Municipal Meetings, Week of April 16-20 Cast Your Vote for Boca Raton as Having the Best Restored BeachBOCA RATON Citizens of Boca Raton now have the chance to vote for the community as having Americas best restored beach. The city wants you and your friends and family to vote every day fromnow until April 27 for the North Boca Raton Beach Nourishment Project as the best beach in America. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) awarded the city with a Top Restored Beach Award in 2008. For the anniversary of that award, the ASBPA is having the public YOU vote to see which of the past award winners is the best restored beach. This award recognizes those restored beaches that have successful, longterm programs and have demonstrated the value of beaches. Citizens are allowed one vote from each computer per day. The voting last 30 days, and the most votes wins! So log onto this website every day and vote for the North Boca Raton Beach Project under urban beaches:www.asbpa.org/ about_us/about_us_best_ restored_beach_2012.htm.What Did They Know and When Did They Know it?THE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro Would-be Robbers Make Off With Nothing From Auto Parts StoreBOCA RATON Two would-be robbers got away with nothing in an attempted heist at a local auto parts show reported April 5 at about 9:45 p.m. The victim and witness, both employees of Advanced Auto Parts, 1776 North Dixie Highway, had just closed up the store and were walking to their respective cars when the victim was approached by two unknown males. One suspect told the victim to give him his cell phone, money, and jewelry. The victim refused and yelled to the other employee to get his weapon out of the car and told the suspects he was calling the police. The witness ran to his car and retrieved a baseball bat. As the witness ran toward the victim and suspects, the suspects fled toward the rear of the business and jumped the wall. If anyone has informa tion about this crime, they are asked to call Detec tive Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
23 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.BOCA RATON -Capitol Lighting, the awardwinning lighting experts celebrating 88 years of company history in 2012, launched a groundbreaking, paid-training program called Bright Star. This internship opportunity taught eight candidates valuable skills in retail sales with a focus on the lighting/home furnishing industries, with full-time employment at one of four Capitol Lighting locations in Florida upon completion. The innovative fourweek program provided participants ranging in age from the 20s to the 40s real-world training and experiences. Participants received industry certifications such as the Lighting Associate (LA) program by the American Lighting Association (ALA), which is approved for CEU credit by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). The Lightopedia.com training program focused on lighting basics, technologies education and industry news. Other informative and educational seminars gave valuable insight and product knowledge to the participants. Company officials noted that Capitol Lighting is celebrating its 88th birthday this month, and the lighting experts who have helped customers find the perfect lighting fixture from a large selection announce they have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Showroom of the Year Award, which will be presented June 21 during the Dallas International Lighting Market. Entries and nomina tions were judged by an esteemed panel of experts including: Michelle Lamb, chairman of Marketing Directions Inc. and editorial director of The Trend Curve; Jon Schallert, president of The Schallert Group and founder of Destination University and Crystal Vilkaitis, director of Social Media for SnapRetail. The Showroom of the Year Award had hundreds of entries and Capitol Lighting is included in the top 30 finalists.By Palm Beach State College Small Business Development Center Moving but want to keep your Florida Corporation? No problem. Simply register in your new state as a foreign corporation doing business in (state). Sure, theres a fee. But its less than setting up a new entity and returning to start-up mode for loan and contracting purposes. For more on this topic, or for free counseling with certified business analysts, contact the SBDC at 561862-4726 or email to sbdc@palmbeachstate. edu. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune 88-Year-Old Boca Lighting Firm Marks Birthday With Special Programs A Tip For Businesses On The Move Graduates of the Bright Star program are, from left, Roy Collins, Joan Burns, Steve LaFontaine, Michel Vidal, Sharyn Peters, Keith McElroy, Debbie Adametz with Renee Savarese, manager at Capitol Lighting Royal Palm Beach. FAU Hosting 2012 Business Plan CompetitionBOCA RATON Florida Atlantic Universitys 2012 Business Plan Competitions final round, two-day event will conclude today (April 13) at the College of Business on the Boca Raton campus. The competition provides an opportunity for participants to compete and test their business ideas. More than 215 teams have registered for the competition, up from 165 teams last year, with 20 teams advanc ing to the final round events and more than 200 guests anticipated to attend. The participants will compete for a share of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, including the high school student track winners prize of a full four-year scholarship to FAU. FAU alumnus Manuel Medina chairman and CEO of Medina Capital Partners, will provide the keynote address today, April 13, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in room BU 120 in FAUs College of Business. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Medina leads an investment firm focused on funding technology companies with innova tive products that serve the private and public sectors. For more informa tion, contact Jennie Taylor at tel:561-297-0234 or mailto:email@example.com.
24 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON -New York-based retail chain Lord & Taylor is coming back to Boca to a location in a different venue. The store shuttered its Town Center at Boca Raton location years ago as part of a consolidation move that closed every L&T location in Florida. But now the chain is gearing up to open three new stores in the next year, the New York Post has reported. New locations will include an 80,000-squarefoot store at Ridge Hill, http://therealdeal.com/ newyork/articles/lordtaylor-plans-full-price-yonkers-outpost-and-more a lifestyle center in Yonkers; a 120,000-square-foot store in Rockingham, NH, and an 80,000-square-foot store in Boca Raton, at Mizner Park. The high end retailer will take over the space recently vacated by Robb & Stucky. The move to open more stores comes as a surprise since Lord & Taylors owner, Canada-based Hudsons Bay Co., called off plans earlier this month to launch an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. While Hudsons Bay isnt in any financial difficulties, its owner and chairman, Richard Baker a New York real estate mogul who purchased Lord & Taylor as a property investment is eager to launch the IPO next year, the Post said. To pull off an IPO, they do need to show some growth, says Charles Grom, a retail analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities. BUSINESS BITS Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@ bocaratontribune.com. BOCA RATON -First Southern Bank announced that its president, Lynne Wines, also has been named chief executive officer, a role that positions her to lead the companys enhanced focus on clients, service, products, delivery channels and local decision-making. In addition, Wines has been elected to the banks board of directors. BOCA RATON -Tyco is making progress in its planned split into three independent publicly traded companies. On March 28, the first day of ISC West, the company announced that it is rebranding ADTs North American commercial security business as Tyco Integrated Security. After the split, the three independent companies will be: Flow Control, ADT Residential, and Commercial Fire & Security. Tyco Integrated Security is commercial security business unit of Commercial Fire & Security. We will begin using the names June 30. Over the coming months, we will also aggressively introduce and advertise the name in the market to ensure customers, partners and prospects continue to think of us first when they think of commercial security in North America, said Brian McDonald, interim president, Tyco Integrated Security. DEERFIELD BEACH The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will present a freeto-attend TECH EXPO April 24 at the Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach. Companies can display products, samples, or literature. A special presentation, Get Your Head in the CLOUD wlll be presented at 4:30. The TECH EXPO runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register as a vendor, contact Chasity Navarro at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. MIAMI -CubeSmart, a real estate investment trust that operates self-storage locations na tionwide, previously under the U-Store-It name, introduces its new brand and service model to South Florida area, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. The company first announced its new brand in September 2011. As part of the national rollout of its rebranding efforts, all 22 former U-Store-It locations in the area are now displaying the CubeSmart brand. We are hitting the refresh button on self-storage, noted Chief Executive Officer Dean Jernigan. Our new brand reflects our comprehensive service offering as well as our ongoing commitment to setting -and continuing to raise -the bar for service in the self-storage industry. BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL 3 1 5 2 6 9 3 8 8 2 & Condo Sales at 200 East in Downtown Boca Increase Nearly 15 percentBOCA RATON -Recent sales at 200 East in downtown Boca reflect an accelerated growth pattern in the luxury Boca Raton residential real estate market. Market analysis completed by Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty with numbers from the Regional Multiple List Service indicates a 14.67 percent increase in the number of sales in Boca Ra ton as compared to the same period in 2011 for properties valued at $600,000 to $3 million. Theres real action in the Boca Raton market, said John Poletto, principal of Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty. Were seeing an increase in the number of sales, and a decrease in days on the market. According to market numbers provided by the Regional Multiple List Service, the average number of days on the market has dropped from 298 to 275, a decrease of nearly 8 percent. At the forefront of this positive sales boom is downtown Boca Raton and buildings like 200 East. 200 East has seen an ac celerated sales pace thus far in 2012, as well as an increase in the cost per square footage of units being sold as compared to last year. This is in contrast to the most recent Case-Shiller housing index which reported South Floridas housing prices are off nearly 5 percent from 2010. We have had great sales success in Q1, especially in the month of March, said Lon Tabatchnick, developer of 200 East. We are completely sold out of certain floor plans, with limited availability in others. 200 East is the newest luxury condominium building in downtown Boca Ra ton. A half mile from the ocean and within walking distance from Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place, 200 East offers two and three bedroom residences and townhouses priced from $674,900. The property is located at 200 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton.Lord & Taylor Coming Back to Boca; Will Locate at Former Robb & Stucky Store Lord & Taylor will locate in the former Robb & Stucky store in Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Serving Palm Beach & Broward Counties
25 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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. Students Remember MLKs Assassination With Wreath LayingBy C. Ron Allen Delray Beach Tribune DELRAY BEACH Students at Village Academy on Wednesday held a somber wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of students and teachers attended the brief program, where they sang, heard speeches and laid flowers at a makeshift tomb in front of the school. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would be proud to know that his famous I Have a Dream speech has become [a reality] today, student Chason Lang, who emceed the somber program, told the audience. His courage and desire to unite all races has had a big impact on the whole world. And thats why we are gathered here today. The acclaimed civil rights leader is best remem bered for his 1963 I Have a Dream speech, which united millions of people in the United States and around the world to work for racial justice. The event culminated weeks of reenactments of the life of King for students in a journalism class. They produced a pictorial tribute, A Movement That Changed the Country, Village Acad emys Journalism Class Remembers the Civil Rights Movement. Principal Guarn Sims said it was fitting that the event, the only of its kind in the school district, be held at Village. King inspired the entire nation with his stirring words, his great vision and his great dream, he said. One of the things I would like our young tigers to learn is how Dr. King was instrumental in a historical movement that changed how America operates, he said. The things that we enjoy today are because of the movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sims assured the audience that Wednesdays observance will be an annual event. The students pictorial tribute, which is on display at the school, was led by Palm Beach State College student Carol Lewis, who photographed them for a staged tableau. Lewis, a print journalist who does media relations for Florida Atlantic University Libraries, said students were curious about the movement and asked many questions during the photo shoot. If at least one student studies history, writing or photography as a result of my time at the school, I will know that my reach extended beyond the camera, Lewis said. To read more about the memorial and for more sto ries, visit www.delraybeach tribune.com. Local Students Given Tips to Demystify FCAT Fears By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH A licensed clinical social worker taught the students how to relax their mind by doing the taping exercise. A K-5 instructional specialist led them in a rap song to boost confidence and a high school principal told them to get plenty of rest and arrive to school early. These were some of the tips and advice students from across the city received at an FCAT spirit rally on Saturday. One thing we need to focus on is how we breathe and that we breathe, said Shari Kaplan, founder of the Cant Tell Foundation, a Boca Raton-based nonprofit orga nization which aims to help bullying victims cope and eventually overcome their pain. When you breathe in you are breathing in wisdom and love. And when you exhale, you are exhaling all the stressors of your life and of the moment. The free rally, organized by the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network, prepared the students mentally and emotionally to excel on the test, which begins April 16. Theres a lot of stress involved for students, teachers and administrators and parents surrounding these tests, so anything we can do to demystify those fears will help, said Bobby Canatta, president of the KOPMN. This is an attempt to calm their nerves before this dreaded test. Rather than worry about the state exam, the students sang and danced to music, played in a bounce house and munched on a variety of snacks and food. The Police Department brought out its SWAT truck and motorized units. The chief and assistant chief were also present for the entire two-hour event. Governor Rick Scott sent his best wishes to the students. One of my highest priorities is to make our state educational system a worldclass model for learning and to provide our young people with the knowledge they need to lead successful and productive lives, he wrote. Our young people are our greatest resources, and their educa tion is our best insurance of a healthy and prosperous future. The event was sponsored by C. Golden Hair Designs, Dont Tell Center, Inc., eSanghe, High Q Auto, Delray Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, CRA Media Group, Delray Beach Tribune, Resurrection Life Fellowship and Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network. To read more about the FCAT rally and for more stories, visit www.delraybeachtribune.com.Lantanas Top Cop Fired After Being Busted for DUIBy CRA News Service Less than 24 hours after Boca Raton police arrested Lantana Police Chief Jeffrey Jeff Tyson on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a crash, the town manager fired him. In a letter to Tyson, Michael Bornstein said the police chief violated several personnel policies, with conduct unbecoming of a town employee either on or off duty, which would bring discredit or interfere with the town service. Tyson, 51, was travelling on North Military Trail on April 4, when he allegedly rear-ended an unmarked car of a Palm Beach County sheriffs deputy and then sped off, police said. The deputy, who was not named, told police that when he stopped the Explorer, the driver was confused and disoriented. He said when the driver got out of his vehicle he could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage when he spoke. What do you want? I only bumped you, Tyson reportedly said to the deputy. When a Boca Raton police officer arrived and asked Tyson about the crash, he told him, I tapped him in the assno big deal, according to the report. Tyson appeared confused about where he was, even though he said he used to live in Boca Raton, the report said. Tyson told the officer he was on Federal Highway and on the way home from his doctor. When told he was not on Federal Highway, Tyson said he was on Congress Avenue. He also told police that he had visited his sons at Florida Atlantic University and Boca Raton High School. The investigating officer also said Tyson was had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and began a DUI investigation. He asked Tyson to do a field sobriety test but he declined, police said. Police arrested Tyson and took him to the Boca Raton Police Department, where the breath test was done. The report stated Tyson provided breath samples of .229 and .234 nearly three times the state limit for intoxication. The state legal limit is .08. Tyson, a former Lantana police captain, has led the 28-officer department since 2010 after he replaced retired chief Rick Lincoln. He joined the department in 1999 after serving with Delray Beach and Palm Beach Shores police departments. Commander Sean Scheller has been named acting chief. To read more about the arrest of the police chief and for more stories, visit www. delraybeachtribune.com.
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27 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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 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. Condom, Anyone?Q. My eighteenyear-old daughter is pregnant. She has been dating one boy for the last couple of months and says that there are no other possibilities, and that promnight was her downfall. Since prom-night, they have broken up. He is going up north for college at some Ivy League school, she will be starting at BCC in the fall, at least that was the plan. I called the boys mom last night. She was shocked; she first denied the possibility and then demanded that my daughter have an abortion or put the baby up for adoption, without even speaking to her son. He will not answer my daughters calls. My daughter wants to keep the baby. Does the father have any rights to demand the abortion or adoption? Can he deny being the father? Will he have to pay child support? Does he have any rights to the child? A. If he continues denial of his fatherhood, a paternity suit can be filed after the child is born. Paternity can be proven, or disproven, through a DNA test. The father has no right to demand either an abortion or an adoption. If your daughter chooses to place the child for adoption, however, he has to be notified, and can demand his parental rights and probably be able to stop the adoption, and assume responsibility for the child if your daughter does not want that responsibility. If your daughter decides to have and keep the child, she will be able to ask the court for child support and contribution to her birthing costs from the father. The child support and all other rights of the father will be determined on the same basis, under the same child support guidelines schedule as if the couple were married. Likewise, the same statute will govern all other parenting rights, such as the fathers right to access to his child or your daughters right to move, with her child only upon court approval, just as if they were married. If the father wants to have nothing to do with his child, his obligation to pay child support will be increased, by the child support guidelines statute. If he claims an inability to pay, because he is going to college, the court may impute income to him at a level supported by proof of his ability to earn and available jobs. Even if he, ultimately, admits to being the father, and agrees to an amount of child support and visitation, a paternity suit should be filed to make certain that these rights are in place by virtue of a courts final judgment of paternity.Your Life: Waste, Spend Or Invest It?Practically every day I receive unsolicited mail trying to interest me in some kind of financial investment opportunity. Although wise financial investing is the intelligent thing to do, I have noticed that many people who diligently plan how they will invest their income have never attempted to consider planning for how they will invest their lives. When the time comes, and you arrive at the end of your life, how will YOU determine whether your life was worthwhile? What evaluation criteria are you planning to use? To ask an even more immediate question, how are you investing your life right now? What kind of return or dividend are you expecting to receive from the investment of your life? Realistically, you only have three options when you consider what do with the rest of your life: You can WASTE it. There is countless ways for doing this; we see them by looking around. Many people do absolutely nothing with their lives. They simply exist taking up space and using up air. They make no contribution with their lives. Their hours are consumed by meaningless activity or no activity at all. You can SPEND it. There are many ways to spend away your life. You can give yourself to a career, or a hobby, or an experience, or travel any kind of pursuit that captures your interest and seduces you into devoting much of your time, energy and resources to it. An average individual will spend approximately 29,962 days on this earth. The question for each of us is: On what will we spend those days? You can INVEST it. The Bible teaches the best use for our life on earth is to invest it in something that will outlast it! This involves taking the long-look maintaining a longrange perspective on life. It is interesting how much things can change when you ac quire an eternal perspective. As you might expect, the Bible speaks often about the value and importance of maintaining an eternal perspective on temporal living. Many of the stories Jesus taught dealt with this theme of investment. In Matthew 25:14-30, for instance, He told a story about three men who were given responsibility for their masters property. Two of them invested wisely and were rewarded; the third did not and was disciplined. Rick Warren is the author of the highly acclaimed, best-selling book, The PurposeDrive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life.FAITHBy Rick Warren DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora
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30 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support 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. RECEIVE THE PAPER from the comfort of your HOME! www.thebocaratontribune.comStay in touch with whats happening in BOCA RATON! SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Edition 95Ozzie Guillen is Being Unfairly Punished and Will Never Be The SameBy: Pedro Heizer A couple of days ago we were the [bleeping] best stuff in town. Now were [bleep]. We won it a couple years ago, and were horse[bleep]. The Cubs havent won in 100 years, and theyre the [bleeping] best. [Bleep] it, were good. [Bleep] everybody. That right there is vintage Ozzie Guillen, during an interview with the media during his time with the Chicago White Sox. Guillen has become a common household name for being one of the few people left in sports that speaks his mind without a filter, and thats what has made Guillen so successful. The Marlins didnt offer Guillen a massive contract because he is the best manager in baseball (although he is a great one). They wanted him because he himself is a star and a celebrity. Guillen says unpredictable, brutally honest and controversial things that make him relevant even when his team is not. They wanted him because they know that someone like Guillen can single-handedly fill a ballpark and put a team on the map. Guillen has made a living out of speaking his mind and after all those years just because he said I love Fidel Castro people want to fire him? For years, Guillen has thrived on confrontation and controversy and saying whatever is on his mind, he has gone into interviews with far more cruel intent than this one and gotten away with it, but because the Cuban-Americans of South Florida got angry and offended they expect the Marlins to fire the manager they hired not even a year ago? This has turned into a circus, a circus that could have been avoided if people would have stopped and looked at what he said. Instead, they are focused on Guillen saying, I love Fidel Castro. He was also quoted as saying, I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that [expletive] is still there. Look, Castro is not a bad man, we all know that. We know his reign of terror in Cuba is horrible but lets be honest, Guillen is not supporting the things Castro has done, hes not taking a political side with Castro, hes simply saying he admires that even after people have been trying to kill him for over 60 years hes still there. Whats wrong with that statement? Absolutely nothing, I myself have heard many Cubans talk about how they are surprised Castro has been in power for so long. I believe this situation will be a problem for the Marlins for only one simple reason; what happened makes it impossible for Ozzie to be Ozzie in Miami again. By the looks of it, the only way Guillen can get through to the Cuban-American fan base is to shut his mouth and manage the team, which is something thats not second nature to a manager that has thrived on confrontation and controversy and saying whatever is on his mind. FAU Completes its Second Scrimmage of the Spring SeasonBOCA RATON, FL Florida Atlantic Universitys football team has completed its second scrimmage of the Spring Season with turnovers being the biggest difference between scrimmage one and two. The game began with rising senior Graham Wilbert under center and the tone of the day was set with a defensive fumble recovery. Jona than Wallace had the first positive of the day with a 10-yard run up the middle but it was followed by a D.J. Frye-Smith fumble recovery and a 10-yard return. Wilbert then returned to lead one of the longest drives of the day capped by Da mian Fortner, who played in his first scrimmage rehabbing last week, 15-yard touchdown run. The following drive began at the defensive 40. Marcus Cunningham hauled in a 30yard reception to put the Owls on the defensive 10. Wallace punched it in on the next play. The scrimmage became more of a situational game working on specific downs and distances. Linebacker Randell Johnson led the defense with several stops behind the line preventing the offense from moving the chains on twoconsecutive possessions. An offensive highlight of the first half and the only receiving touchdown of the day was an over the shoulder one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone, from Stephen Curtis. Following the halftime break, the defense set the tone once again with Johnson meeting Wallace behind the line of scrimmage. The ship was righted with a Wilbert to Nexon Dorvilus connection moving the chains 10 yards. A few plays later it was Fortner who got the call and scored from 15-yards out. Quarterbacks David Kooi and Colton Kane split time under center in the fourth with Tony Moore receiving the bulk of the carries. Both Stephen Curtis and Sean Dooley received work on the punt team with Blake Bierman serving as the returner. Marcelo Bonani and Vinny Zaccario received PAT work. FAUs football team will play its 2012 Spring Game on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m., in the new on-campus football stadium. The game will be the first opportunity for fans to get a glimpse of the 2012 Owls. FAU will split the squad into two teams and face-off. The up-tempo game will feature 10 seniors playing in their final spring game.SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune
31 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95 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.SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Lynn Baseball Breaks Out the Brooms Versus Florida TechBy Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. Two late-inning comebacks helped Lynn Universitys baseball team sweep Florida Tech with 15-6 and 7-6 victories on Saturday. Anthony Boza went 6-for-8 with two home runs and eight runs batted in and Cory Elasik was 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs while Joe Perrotta and Austin Bailey allowed one run in 8.1 innings of combined relief. The 27th-ranked Fighting Knights improve to 24-11 overall and 8-4 in the Sunshine State Conference. Despite his proficiency at the plate, it was Elasiks legs that helped LU claim the three-game sweep over Florida Tech (22-15, 7-7 SSC). With game two knotted at six in the bottom of the fifth, the junior right fielder stole home against lefty James Mannara, sliding underneath the tag from catcher Brian Flynn for the game-winning run. Elasik had two swipes in the inning to move to a perfect 16-for-16 in stolen base attempts this season. Lynn grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning behind the bat from Ela sik. Starter Trevor Gra ham served up a two-run blast to the Starke, Fla., product, further taxing a pitching staff that allowed 30 runs in three contests. The Panthers grabbed its second lead of the series in the third with a RBI single from K.C. Clabough, two-run home run from Ryan McChesney and solo home run by Scott Carcaise. It didnt take long for the Blue & White to retake the lead as Boza smashed a three-run, opposite field bomb to chase Graham from the game. Eric Herrera then made it 6-4 with a RBI double inside the left field line. Florida Tech managed to tie the game in the fourth behind Clabough, who knocked a two-out RBI single after a Lynn error. Jason Whelan stymied FIT through the first two innings before running into trouble over the next two, giving way to Bailey. The right-hander from Jacksonville, Fla., allowed just one hit over 3.1 innings to pick up his team-leading fifth vic tory on the mound. Ryan Gibbard looked dominating on the hill in game one, fanning five batters in the first two frames and finishing with seven Ks in four innings. The Panthers were able to jump on the Loxahatchee, Fla., native in the fourth and fifth innings, bringing Perrotta into the game. Perrotta (3-2) scattered seven hits over five innings but allowed just one run. Lynn added the first run in the second off a Paul Stortini RBI single but Alex Alfonso squared things up in the third. Elasik put LU back on top in the third with a single down the third base line but Clabough drove in three with a bases-clearing two-out double in the fourth inning. Just as quickly as Florida Tech gained the lead, Boza took it away. The senior from Miami, Fla., smashed a 0-1 fastball from Tyler Carman into the trees for a grand slam, putting Lynn on top 6-4. The Panthers looked as though they would keep things close by cutting the deficit to 6-5 in the fifth but LU stomped out rallying thoughts by scoring nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Stortini, Boza, Herrera and Austin Smith all logged RBI base hits before Jason Matusik launched a two-run shot to right field for his fourth home run of the year.
32 April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 Edition 95Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012 BASEBALLLynn Baseball Breaks Out e Brooms . .See page 31 FAU Completes its Second Scrimmage . See page 29 Ozzie Guillen Suspension . .See page 30 See page 30